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The Daily Times
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
5 Aug 1890

Police Points
Minnie ECKMAN and Fanny COOK, two young girls who are going the downward
path, were arrested for street walking and owing to their youth were turned
over to their parents with injunctions as to their future care and conduct,
and if their parents do not hereafter take proper care of them they will be
sent to reform school.

Billy HOWER, arrested for assault and battery, was discharged for the reason
that no one appeared to prefer charges against him.

Sarah JONES, for keeping a house of ill-fame, was fined $20 and costs, which
she paid.

Nellie FOSTER, for being an inmate of such house was fined $10 and costs,
which she paid, while John SIMPSON paid costs for being in the company with
these people.

Andrew BURKE distrubed the peace of the city and was fined $10 and costs,
but not having the wealth to liquidate he accepted employment on the stone

Coon ALLEN was in all respects like BURKE and they will enjoy the shade of
the shed over the stone pile together.

F. JACKSON, a cowboy from Wichataw, took too much of Davenport's prohibition
beverages and was fined $5 and costs for drunkenness, which he paid and went
on his way rejoicing.

Yesterday evening J.R. LANE started for New York City on business.

William S. PARSONS and wife, of Minneapolis, are spending a few days in this

Mayor FICKE, wife and son are among the guests of the Halifax Hotel and
Halifax, N.S.

Dr. ARNETT of Chicago, is in the city, having come as a witness in the RIED

Fred CROUCH has gone for his summer vacation and has taken his wife along to
help enjoy it.

H.C. BLIZZARD and Frank S. HASTINGS, of this city, were guests of Omaha
hotels Sunday.

M.J. ADAMS, dentist. Teeth without plates. Southwest corner of Second and

U. RORABACK and family left to-day for a vacation and recreation at Devil's
Lake, Wis.

Ira GIFFORD, the hardware man, with his wife and child, are enjoying the
country air at Amana.

Last evening J.J. RICHARDSON left for Cedar Rapids to attend the Democratic
state convention.

John N. PAXTON left this morning with his family for a trip to Green Bay and
Lake Michigan.

Rev. J.F. GHORMLEY of the Christian church left last evening to attend the
convention at Eureka, Ill.

John TURNER has been awarded the contract for erecting the main building at
the Orphan's Home.

Mrs. Cy DARLING starts to-morrow for Heron Island, on the coast of Maine,
for a few weeks' recreation.

Ed KAUFMAN is now rejoicing at the arrival of a brand new boy that he thinks
is a little the finest boy in the state.

For dental work call on E.T. RIGBY, Dentist, northeast cor. 2nd and Brady.

Mr. Henry HAACK, of Rock Island, and Miss Caroline HELL, of this city, were
united in marriage Saturday at Rock Island by Justice COOKE.

Mr. C.C. KEEPER of the Clinton Iron Bridge Company, is in the city looking
after the bridge work which his company have in charge.

The board of supervisors adjourned at 11 o'clock this morning. They defined
the boundaries of Davenport township as it now is since the enlargement of
the city boundaries.

The many friends of Rev. J.S. McCORD will be glad to learn that his health
is very much improved by his sojourn at Ocean Grove and he expects to be
fully able to resume his pastoral duties by Oct. 1.

In the district court is filed the petition of Pedro Jefferson ALEXANDER by
W.R. ALEXANDER, his next friend, claiming of the Chicago & Northwestern
Railroad company $1,500, and for reason states that plaintiff, P.J.
ALEXANDER, is a minor fifteen years of age, and that while in the depot of
the defendant at Clinton, Iowa, waiting for a train on the defendant's line
the watchman in the employ of defendant attempted to eject him from the
depot and assaulted, struck, beat, and kicked him without any cause or
provocation whatever, whereby he suffered serious bodily injury. Wherefore,
he asks for $1,500 damages.

The Daily Times
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
6 Aug 1890

A Sad Drowning
Yesterday afternoon about half past four, a little boy seven years old, the
son of Dr. W.K. SLOAN of Moline, stepped upon a slanting rock on the bank of
Rock river near the toboggan slide at Black Hawk's Watch tower and slipped
into the water, sinking immediately, and before help could reach him he was
drowned. A half hour or more was spent in searching the water before his
body was recovered, and then every means known was used to try to
resuscitate him., but all in vain; he was gone beyond recall. The boy was a
bright and winsome little fellow, a general favorite with all. Dr. SLOAN is
a well known physician of Moline and he and his wife are leading members of
the Methodist church. The interest manifested by the business men, and in
fact,by all the people of Moline, is a powerful illustration of the sorrow
this sad event has caused in that city.

A Popular Brakeman Killed
James PERKINS, one of the best known and best liked railroad men running
into Rock Island-a brakeman on Conductor PERRITT's passenger train on the
C.M. & St. P., met with a fatal accident at Racine at noon Sunday. He was
running in from Western Union Junction on the hub passenger train, and had
mounted a freight car to look after a bell cord, and in passing under Fourth
street bridge he was struck on the head and knocked to the ground. The
wheels passed over his right arm crushing it at the elbow. His spine was
injured, and he also sustained other internal injuries, from which he died
yesterday. He leaves a wife and child at Clinton, Wis.-Argus.

$100,000 Capital Stock-An Important Deal Already Made
That Davenport capitalists have an abiding faith in the future growth and
prosperity of this city is evidenced by the manner in which they invest
their money in improvements and real estate. Yesterday afternoon there was
completed the organization of Davenport Improvement Company, and scarcely
was the company organized when it made an extensive purchase. The
incorporators are A.J. HIRSCHL, Fred HEINZ, John B FIDLAR, L.A. OCHS, Joseph
The officers are Fred HEINZ, president; J.B. FIDLAR, vice-president; T.A.
MURPHY, secretary and treasurer. The directors are Fred HEINZ, W.K. WHITE,
The purchase made by them is the forty acres known as the Forrest & Dillon
property lying between Locust and Ninth and Gaines and Warren. This is
centrally located, easy of access,and will be sub-divided into lots and sold
at reasonable prices and on easy terms.
Such enterprises cannot help but build up the city and is in all respects
commendable and will likewise prove profitable.

Miss Jennie WARNER is visiting her parents and enjoying a rest from her
labors in Chicago.

Dr. McALISTER, dentist, 3rd & Brady.

John HOYT and wife left this morning for Heron Island for a fishing and
pleasure spell of a few weeks.

W. FREEMAN, of the C.B. & Q. ticket department has gone to Spirit Lake for a
week of recreation.

Frank KAUB and wife who have been visiting relatives here return to their
home in Chicago this evening.

Last evening Henry OCHS left for New York to purchase a fine line of fall
goods for the Globe clothing house.

M.J. ADAMS, dentist. Teeth with out plates. Southwest corner of Second and

Mrs. Minnie D. METHOT, of Chicago, well known here, sails for Europe next
Saturday to take a course of vocal training.

Mrs. Peter KILDOVE, of Chicago, who has been visiting Mr. and Mrs. James E.
MORREL, returned to her home this morning.

W.H. FERNALD and family started last evening for Portsmouth, N.H., to be
present at the eighty-third birthday of Mrs. FERNALD's father.

Miss Frances ORENDORF, of Peoria, and Miss Katie FEENEY, of this city, left
last evening for a few week's visit with friends in Wisconsin.

For dental work call E.T. RIGBY, Dentist, northeast cor. 2nd and Brady.

Mrs. E.T. HOPKINS and daughters,with Miss Aggie NEIL, Miss Ella KENT and
Miss Nettie CONNOR, went this morning to Devil's Lake for a two week's trip.

R.T. MILLER the grocer is going to move his stock to Brady street next to
FLUKE's book store, where he will soon be settled in larger and more
convenient quarters.

Zach G. STUTER, the boy pilot, landed at the levee with the steamer Josie
and a new steel hull in tow. The hull is 240 feet long and 80 feet wide over
all, and they come through the rapids without touching a rock.

Scientists say that the habit of gum chewing causes a beard to grow on the
chin. Dealers need not be alarmed however. For every girl scared out of the
habit by the announcement, two young dudes will drop into it.

The body of I.C. EGGLESTON who was drowned from the ferry boat, July 6th,
was found by some fishermen on an island a little below Andalusia, and the
coroner was notified. The body was identified beyond question, and the jury
returned a verdict in accordance with the facts.

Daily Times
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
Aug 8, 1890

The City

Fred H. BARTEMEYER left last evening for New York City.

Flour has advanced 40 cents a barrel in the last two weeks.

Green apples at RISLEY's.

Mr. and Mrs. James MOETZEL of Des Moines are visiting in this city.

C.C. CAMPBELL has gone east for a few weeks recreation and visiting.

R.R. HARNED, of the Boston Store, has gone east for a fall stock of goods.

Billy CATTON has gone to New York to play a game of billiards for $5,000.

R.T. MILLER and wife left this morning for a trip east, to be gone until
about Sept. 1.

Dr. McALISTER, dentist, 3rd and Brady.

Hobert D. CHURCHILL, of Alpena, Mich., is visiting his mother and sister for
a few days.

Miss MAGGIE STOCKWELL, left last evening for a few weeks visit with
Galesburg friends.

Judge WATERMAN has gone to Boston and will not return until about September

C.B. McLAUGHLIN of Indianola arrived this morning to attend the funeral of
his sister, Mrs. WYCKOFF.

15 lbs. granulated sugar $1 at MILLER's.

Miss WRIGHT, superintendant of the art department at St. Katharine's, has
returned from her sketching tour among the northern lakes.

W.B. NICHOLS and wife have gone east, he to the National G.A.R., encampment
at Boston, and she to visit relatives at Newburgh, N.Y.

Street paving work is being pushed forward as rapidly as possible; the east
half of the intersection of Second and Brady will be finished this evening.

To-morrow evening, at the rooms of the Y.M.C.A., will be held a young
people's meeting conducted by Mrs. E. H. SLOCUM, state secretary of the

William MULLEN thinks the sewing machine business involves too much war and
has given it up to travel for the Hawkeye Electric manufacturing Company.

For dental work call on E.T. RIGBY, dentist, northeast cor. 2nd and Brady.

E.R. CLAYTON, physical director of the Y.M.C.A., after completing a course
of physical training at Lake Geneva, Wis., is visiting his home at
Covington, Ky.

A meeting of interest to our citizens will be held Saturday evening, that of
the stockholders of the cremation society, to determine whether to continue
their work or abandon it.

President R.R. CABLE, of the Rock Island,  after a tour of inspection
through the west, says Kansas is full of tonnage. The reports of damage to
corn have been exaggerated.
Police Points.
James KROWLE was brought before Squire PETERS on a charge of threatening to
commit a public offense. He waived examination and was held to appear at the
next term of court under $500 bail which he furnished.

Frank BEHNKE got very drunk and made a disturbance, and when the patrol
wagon called for him he resisted so that he had to be held down, and after
reaching the station he made the air blue with his invectives until sleep
overcame him. This morning Squire KAUFMANN assessed him $5 and costs, and as
he had spent his money for drink he has gone to work breaking stone for the

Mrs. LYONS, who keeps a boarding house near the saw mill in East Davenport,
got an idea that Richard STANTON and wife who have been boarding with her
were about to beat her out of the board bill, got into an altercation which
culminated in a fight, in which she was more than a match for both her
adversaries, breaking a chair over the man's head and striking the woman
with the handle of a large knife. The patrol was called and the parties
taken to the station. Squire PETERS heard the case this afternoon and found
Mrs. LYONS guilty of assault and battery and fined her five dollars and
costs, which she paid.
Sad Accident

This morning Bert RICHARDSON, son of D.N. RICHARDSON, met with a painful
accident which will result in maiming him for life. He was engaged in
cleaning the press while it was running, and in some way his right hand was
caught in the machinery.
Before it could be extricated or the press stopped the index finger of the
right hand was entirely severed at the first joint and the two middle
fingers of the same hand were crushed to the second joint, the finger being
irrevocably lost. The others will probably have to be amputated between the
first and second joint, and may possibly be saved, but if so they will
always be stiff.
He endured the suffering with fortitude, and all will be done that is
possible to make the hand as near complete as surgical skill can do it. He
has the sympathy of his many friends.
To Keep Milk Without Ice

One of the most trying experiences in the lot of the housekeepers is to keep
the milk pure. This, of course, relates to the great number to whom ice is a
luxury, and, therefore, unobtainable. Owing to the scarcity, or alleged
scarcity of that necessary article, this summer, with small allowances at
fancy prices, the number who must worry along without this muchly-desired
article, has greatly increased. And with it their trials and tribulations
rose in corresponding scale. However, even without the aid of this natural
cooler, there are some troubles which can be guarded against, and one of
them is sour or changed milk. This domestic calamity need not necessarily
occur if a little attention is paid to the treatment of milk.
Milk can be kept perfectly pure and fresh by the housekeepers canning it as
they do fruits. Let them use the same kind of glass jars as with fruits.
These should first be thoroughly washed, then boiled or baked in the oven
for half an hour or longer. This should be done before the milk arrives. As
soon as it comes, put it into the jars and lightly screw down the lids.
Place them in a steamer over cold water, which should be heated gradually.
Keep the jars steaming for not less than an hour, then screw the lids down
and make them air-tight. If this process is rightly conducted, the milk in
the jars ought to keep unchanged for at least a week. It is also freed from
all disease germs, as a carrier of which it is notorious.
This may seem to be considerable trouble, but in the nutritious effects of
the milk obtained and in the killing off of the germs supposed  to lurk in
it is a prevention to sickness worth the trouble.

Daily Times
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
10 Aug 1890

The City

The funeral of Katharine NAGLE was conducted to-day at St. Marguerite's

Mr. Hugh BARR has gone to Baltimore to arrange for next winter's oysters.

Jens LORENZEN started this morning for New York to be absent several days.

After a very pleasant visit in Des Moines, Miss Bessie BOISE reached home
last evening.

Mr. and Mrs. S.W. PIERCE and daughter Nellie leave this evening for a visit
in the east.

Rev. A. GARDTHANS, for the past year chaplain at Mercy hospital, has
returned to Milwaukee.

Miss Clara FINCH and daughter are visiting at the residence of William FINCH
on Farnam street.

W.W. WALLACE of Des Moines is in the city looking after a residence, as he
thinks of returning here to live.

Mr. A.P. DOE, the boot and shoe man, has returned to the city after a short
business trip to Nebraska.

After enjoying a pleasant visit with friends in Dubuque and Dewitt, Miss
Mary DOLAN has returned to the quiet of home life.

Moline indulged in a shooting bee Thursday evening, in which one JENKINS
shot at his brother-in-law, JONES, but fortunately failed to hit him.

Messrs. S.G. STEIN and F.P. SAWYER, of Muscatine, were in the city
yesterday, attending the meeting of the Citizen's Electric Light Company.

Mrs. Elma SPOHN of Elkhart, Ind., formerly Miss CLEMONS of Pleasant Valley,
and a music teacher here, is visiting her parents at Pleasant Valley.

Misses Margaret BARRETT, of Davenport, and Miss Annie MAYBANKS, of Dubuque,
are visiting in town this week, guests of J.A. WALLACE's family-Port Byron

Two boys from the Orphans' Home are missing, and it is said they are in Rock
Island. They are Dannie CRAIG, 14 years old, and George WOODERS, 12 years
old. They are in uniform.

ATKINSON & OLOFF, the Second street paving contractors, are working a
Galesburg contact also. They staved it off as long as possible, but the
Galesburg people became impatient, so that firm started the ball rolling in
that city.

Monday morning J.W. WIRTEL will begin the overhauling and renovating of his
store, and his immense stock of trunks, valises, grips and sample cases,
will be removed to the second story of his building where he will be glad to
see his customers and all persons wishing anything in his line.

James GEAREN who has been in jail since about the first of May awaiting the
action of the grand jury upon the charge of criminal assault upon Mary A
LOVE, was before Judge BRANNAN this afternoon on an application for a writ
of habeas corpus. Several depositions were read to the effect that Mary A
LOVE was born on the 30th day of January, 1877, and was 13 years old on the
30th day of January 1890. After hearing the depositions, and the testimony
of the defendant, Judge BRANNAN denied the motion, but reduced the bail to
$500 and if this amount of bail cannot be raised by next Wednesday, then a
further hearing of the case will be arranged for.
Divorce Wanted
Lena GANSON vs. Sanford H. GANSON. The plaintiff says that on or about the
12th day of January, 1883, Lena GANSON was married to Sanford H. GANSON in
Clark co, Mo.; that about April 1886, defendant without any cause deserted
her, and has since absented himself, without reasonable cause, for a period
of more than four years; that during that  time he has not contributed in
any way to her support or the support of his family; that there are, as the
fruits of said marriage, three children, viz; Rose A GANSON, 16 years old;
Erno GANSON, 14 years, and Frank B. GANSON, 20 years old Wherefore she asks
for a divorce and custody of her children.
Foul Play Suspected
The dead body of a man was found floating in the Mississippi at Burlington
yesterday. A bullet hole was in the forehead, the body was bloated and the
face blackened, and bloody from the wound and it was evident that the man
had been in the water forty-eight hours.
Appearances, which are the only criterion in such mysterious cases as the
average "floater", go to show that the man was shot and his body thrown in
the river. He was a good looking young fellow probably thirty years of age;
with light hair, smooth face, and well dressed in a black worsted suit,
flannel neglige shirt and a new pair of shoes. Among the contents of his
pockets were two letters, a small account book and a small autograph album
partially filled with figures and memorandas, which establish the name of
the dean man as Leo P. DAVIED. From the vague nature of the memoranda it was
not possible to determine exactly where he belongs, but his home is either
in Gibson, Ill., or Coshocton, Ohio, and he has friends at Lucas, Iowa. An
express receipt for a valise shipped from Coshocton, Ohio, to Lucas, Iowa,
was also among his papers. One of the letters was from Edward DAY, of
Coshocton, Ohio, and the other letter was from Miss Hattie ALLEN, who lives
either at Carlton or Zero, Iowa. Both letters were of the ordinary
acquaintance kind, and from their contents it was inferred that DAVIED was a
man of considerable means and popularity, rather prone to go in society. A
new wire fiddle string and a small piece of resin indicated that he played
the violin. Other contents of his pockets were two penknives, a bunch of
ordinary keys, a small mirror, a blue fountain pen, three copper cents, two
44-calibre cartridges and an empty purse. A watch chain was also found on
his person, but the watch was gone.

Daily Times
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
Aug 21, 1890

The City

Mrs. J.S. WYLIE and two children , with G.W. CABLE and family, have gone to
Colfax for a few days.

John T. GRENVILLE, a former resident of Davenport, now of Omaha, is visiting
friends here for a few days.

The Misses EVANS and Minnie TYLER, after a delightful visit at Devil's Lake,
Wis., have returned to the city.

H.H. ANDRESEN is looking after bank business out in the northwest part of
the state, especially in Ida county.

A. KIMBALL, vice-president of the C.R.I. & P.R.R. has gone to Nanrasket
Beach to spend some time in rest and recreation.

Mrs. W.H. STACKHOUSE is entertaining her mother, Mrs. Martin LENEHAN, and
her sister, Mrs. J.J. McCARTHY, both of Dubuque.

Richard McDANIEL has gone to attend the grand commandery conclave at Spirit
Lake, and, like a true knight, has taken his lady with him.

Mrs. John V. HAMPTON and her two grand-children, Edna and Alice WRIGHT, left
yesterday morning for St. Paul and a visit among the lakes.

W.F. FIDLAR and wife are at Spirit Lake, where Mr. FIDLAR is in attendance
upon the conclave of the Iowa grand commandery of the Knights Templar.

Co. P.W. McMANUS and Adjutant T.L.WILKINSON leave this evening for Des
Moines to perfect arrangements for the encampment of the 2d Reg't. I.N.G.

In General
W.O. SIBBALLS, the former agent of the American Express company is in the

Dr. McALISTER, dentist, 3rd and Brady.

On next Sunday at 11:00 A.M., Rev. G.W. SNYDER will preach on different
phases of the Sabbath question at St. Paul's Lutheran church.

For dental work call on E.T. RIGBY, Dentist, northeast cor. 2nd and Brady.

Capt. ROCKWELL of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered to Benicia, Cal.,
and Major J.A. KRESS, of Benicia, to the Rock Island Arsenal.

Mr. SPINK is having the building on the corner of Fifth and Brady steets
repaired and put in nice condition to be occupied by W.P. HALLIGAN & Co. as
a coal office.

15 pounds of granulated sugar $1 at R.T. MILLER's, 319 Brady street.

"O! Pa-pa!" is the cry which greeted Julius BRAMMER yesterday, and Julius
smiled and set up the treats all on account of the fourteen pound son that
was born to him yesterday.

Fresh eggs 12 1/2 cts a dozen at R.T. MILLER's, 319 Brady street.
Police Points

Albert NOTH was found making a disturbance and brought before the court this
morning and fined $2 and costs, which he paid.
Charles CLARK and George REYNOLDS, for disturbing the peace, were each
assessed $1 and costs, which they paid.
The boy FULLERTON, who gave his name as Edward DUNLAP, was fully identified
as the prowler who has been sneaking about the ice boxes of the residents on
the bluff, but the people who have suffered by his depradations refuse to
prosecute him.
Killed By The Cars

Clinton WATSON, age 13 years, grandson of T.D. EAGAL, 102 west Locust, and
formerly of this city, now of Savannah, Ill., was run over by the cars
yesterday afternoon, both legs being taken off. He painfully lingered on
until 11 o'clock, when he died. His uncle, M.J. EAGAL received a telegram
but missed the train just fifteen minutes. He left this morning and will
bring the remains to this city this evening for interment. His father, C.M.
WATSON, is express manager on the Chicago, Alton & Kansas City railroad, but
as yet (this morning) had failed to reach him. Just two weeks ago he
attended the Sunday school excursion and picnic which came down from
Particulars have not been received yet as to how the accident occurred.
Funeral notices will be given later.
Hotel Arrival.

Kimball House - D. SCHULER, M.F. KIRKWOOD, L.W. MAY, W.V. MOORE, J.P.
Chicago; F.A. SAWYER, Muscatine; E.B. PROCTOR, Mansfield, Ohio; W.J. PETERS,
Washington, D.C.; P.L. HOWE, Faribault, Wis., A.ARONSON, New York; J.C.
DEITZ, Des Moines; P. NORCROSS, Janesville, Wis.; C.H. HOOD, Bute City, Md;
J.S. WILEY, Iowa; C.J. BENTLEY, Rockford; A.E. SODERSTROONS, Washington;
A.J. GREGG, Burlington; J.DRYFOOSE, Toledo, Ohio; J.T. TAAKE, Waverly, Ia.

WINFIELD, Detroit; A.C. MILLER, New York; T.REUSS, Philadelphia; B.F.
WILLIAMS, Albany, N.Y.; W.J. BLACK, Cedar Rapids; G.E. WEST, East Liverpool,

Windsor-Charles WOODS, Joliet; W. S. SEABURG, Peoria; Mrs. V. LAUTZ,
Muscatine; E.P. QUINVEY, Des Moines; P.L. MATTHEWS, Milwaukee; B. HUGES, St.
Louis; E. HOLMES, T.L. BREWER, Chicago.

It is estimated that abut 34,000,000 people die every year, or nearly sixty
a minute.

It is estimated $25,000,000 is spent annually in this country alone for

The average width of a path of destruction with tornadoes is said to be
little more than 1,000 feet.

It is estimated that the number of passengers carried by all the railroads
in the world averages 6,500,000 a day.

The center of population of the United States is now at Madison, Ind., near
the junction of the 39th parallel and the 55th meridian.
An Alleged Forger
The visit of W.O. TIBALLS, route agent of the American Express Company, was
one of business. He was after a man named BLACKWELL, and he was after him
for alleged forgery, in that it is charged that Blackwell forged an order on
the American Express Company at Oskaloosa for a lot of goods, the goods
being delivered to him on the order, and he disposing of them, getting the
cash, and leaving the city.
Agent TIBALLS to on his track, traced him to Davenport, and this noon Chief
KESSLER, in company with Mr. TIBALLS, arrested their man, and he is now in
the station.
BLACKWELL denies the charge and says that he got the order from the right
man and that it was no forgery.
Mr. TIBALLS was prompt in his action, and as usual got what he came for.
Whether an examination will be held here or the man taken to Oskaloosa first
is not determined. Mr. TIBALLS will wait for telegrams in response to those
he has sent out.

NEVER use a postal card.
The colloquial style is by far the most agreeable while a didactic method of
expression is unpleasant and to be avoided.
In fashionable stationery the faintest shade of pink is the latest, there
being a water mark of Cupid with his suggestive bow and arrow.
A MARRIED woman's letters always should be addressed in the name of her
husband, as "Mrs. Romaine Brown", instead of "Mrs. Amelia Brown"
BLACK ink is the rule, although some women, notably those with romantic
proclivities, affect violet ink, which, it must be admitted, flows easier
and is of a superior to the ebony fluid.
The angular English style of handwriting, although neither legible nor
symmetrical; is one in high favor, the flowing Italian and the cramped
French chirography being quite out of date.
GOOD Sense and good taste should govern one's correspondence as it should
all other things, and a man or woman of fine breeding, education, and heart
will not go very far astray in the inditing of polite epistles.
WOMEN should know better often sign themselves "Mrs. So-and-So" or "Miss
So-and-So", instead of using their Christian names. This is the some of
vulgarity, but if, when writing to a stranger, it is necessary to state
whether Miss or Mrs., place the prefix in parentheses as "(Mrs.) Amelia


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