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FAMOUS AS JESTERS. WELL-KNOW- N HUMORISTS THEIR VIEWS. AND It la effort to write. write today. I always wrote as I SOME LOVELY WOMEN. W. J. Lampton Is a New York humor- ist. who lives in Washington. His work BEAUTIFUL CREOLES OF THE CRESCENT CITY. Is seen every week in the comic papers. He says that he was born in the lap of luxury," which is an unusual Balias Maprama of a Warm niata A Xo Ruf Matter to Supply Mateconfeaslon. rial for tha Joke Market N. (luad. My first humorous work was trying Mob Rardatta, W. J. Lanaptoa, Mika to run a republican paper in KenWoolf aod Other. tucky eighteen years ego, he writes. "I am not an Inspired writer. I write best on an empty stomach. When It's (New York Letter.) MERICA, the birth full I don't have to write. Yes, the place of humorleta, Ilfs of a humorlBt Is exhausting, for It hows ite sense In exhausts all that be makes to sustain not instituting a It No; I am not dragged out to enterhumorlet laureate. tain people in the evenings. I haven't There la Juat aa yet sunk to that ultimate degradation. much excuse for Have I got a bank account? Say, the humorlat laure- you are a humorist! Do I see any ate here aa there la germs of humor In my children? I for the poet ditto beg your pardon. Im a bachelor. We There are no interesting incidents conIn England. have Juat aa many nected with my career, for there has men making bad Jokea here aa they been no scandal attached to my name. have writing bad poetry over there. Modesty prevents me saying whom I But it la a wlae ayatem that walta consider the representative humorist of until a man'a death to call him a gen- America. N. B. How many humorius and build him a public statue. The ists have answered that Question In word laureate has dried up the fount- words to that effect? That's one of our ain of poeay, and to accuse a man of standbys. If there is a greater demand being humorous Is almost fatal to his for comic writing than there used to be humor. Humor la as delicate a thing Im glad I didnt begin to write earaa poetry, and mostly flourishes beat lier." unlabeled. Mike Woolf Is one of tbe few cariI have been humorist bunting and caturists who make their own jokes. have found the professional humorlat East side humor Is supposed to be his very shy game. Directly you call him forte, but visitors at his studio know a humorist, and ask him how he be- that he can lie funny over West side came so funny, and whether or not he subjects, too. Woolf thinks that humor was born like It. he become embar- - la merely a matter of digestion. He says that there Is complete Inability on any one's part to see a joke, however good, after a meal of cold liver and weak tea. Apropos of the swelled heads of the staff of a New York newspaper, he described them as waiting for God to come down and ask If said paper was out. On the Almighty being answered in the affirmative, the staff, Mike said, expected God to say: Let there be light Many humorists have turned back after they had put their hand to the plow. Many have Bunk by the are running all sorts of businesses that bring them In larger returns than Intellectual gymnastics. "Mickey Finn, a comic jourC. B. LEWIS "M QUAD." nalist, has started a restaurant which raased. He has no epigrams ready, and Is said to be a rival of lhat bohemian feela that the occasion demands them. Joint, Marla's, whose reputation he esApproach him In any other character, tablished In 12th street call him any name you please crank, The new woman leaves the Held of fakir, fraud, anything hut that depress- comlo writing free from her Invasion, humorist" and he and It la about the only field which she ing appellation may or may not answer you humor- baa not tried. The reason of this is ously, but at any rate he will answer obvious. Nature has not equipped her you blithely. But call him humorist," for the work. and he certainly will not. Once accuse The average woman finds it Just as him of It, and conversation becomes much as she can do to see the point aa dreary a thing aa dinner In a vege- of about half the Jokes that are made, tarian restaurant and to pretend that she sees the other Bob Burdette was born the same half. Of course, every one who reads year (1844) as M. Quad, but has not kept before the public so persevering-lMr. Burdette was originally persuaded by his wife to go into the humorist business, who told him that some of his amateur writings were He then Quite bad enough to print began on the Peoria Transcript and Burlington Hawkeye. After this he degenerated Into a lecturer, and has since declined to the ministry. That he was above the love of appreciation Is demonstrated by the fuct that he wrote for the Young Ladles' Philadelphia Home Journal. Lately he has been lost sight of. It was at first thought that he was dead, but It appears that be Is not quite so he is In Philadelphia. I M. Quad la not a young man. He MICHAEL ANGELO WOOLF. has been in the business for twenty-lir- e this will feel conscious that she Is not years and gives no sign of flagging. an average woman, and so will not be He Is engaged on the staff of the De- indignant at this remark. Some of the troit Free Press, and moat people know brightest women are absolutely without a sense of humor. It is tbelr mishis Mr. and Mrs. Bowser, the Kicker." Brother Gardner" and fortune, not their fault. Tbe want of PoRfium Sketches. this sense robs life of half Its luster, I have furnished five columns of and the presence of It makes up for lack of dollars more than anything matter every week for twenty-liv- e 1 else can. The only woman of the presyear," said Mr. Lewis (M. Quad). have published six books, four ballads ent day who wields a humorous pen and written two plays that were played is "Madeline Bridges, a lady who has In the West with success. I don't write been In the business for years. 1 stood humorous matter exclusively. 1 write on her porch In Brooklyn, waiting, with the milkman, to get a glimpse of her. but she appears to be a recluse, so I can't tell you what she la like. Her writing, however, speaks for itself, being full of delicate humor and satire. Kate Douglas Wiggin comes nearer than most women to the humorous style. I have not given the views of the best known humorists, because I think the views which haven't been aired so often are the most sincere and the most original. By the time that people have become acknowledged celebrities they have. In many enses, manufactured a net of views for the rending public which they think the most Vary Few af tha Many Haaatlaa for Which New Orlaana la Noted aad hr Wldab New Orleans Letter, HE Land of the Magnolia and Orange has long been famous. In song and story, for the beauty and grace of Its lovely women. No gentler eye, no softer tone.no more graceful carriage marks the sex than Is found among the descendants of ancient French and Spanish families In Louisiana, whose strains are Intermixed with the best blood of the American states, that of Virginia being especially prominent in family records. The true American element Is no less fortunate In the perfection of its womankind, for. far removed from the masculinity of the modern age and hedged about by a modest reserve which enters into the home life of the south, their Inclinations and desires lead more to the development of tbe domestic characteristics than obtains among the social set of other sections. It would be Invidious to attempt a selection of the most beautiful buds In the social garden of the Crescent City, for, numberless, they charm on every hand. Even among those without social distinction many rare specimens present themselves, and the large retail Btores have each a charming coterie among the salesladies, as New Orleans Insists on calling her shop girls. A contemplation of the exclusive set during the past two seasons will bring to mind a number, of which the ladles Tureaud, herself a noted beauty among AN ABLE DIPLOMAT. the most aristocratic families of Louisi- IS ana to the last generation. A descendant of tbe celebrated Brlngler family, LORD DUFFER. N THE FORE-MOS- T she comes of a lineage second to none, MAN IN EUROPE. and famous In local history as lavish entertainers and hosts of tbe represenla tha DllUcultlee Malwaaa bliM aa tatives of French royalty. France He la Flaring tha Fnrt of Miss Trlst Is a rather petite but not diminutive and pronounced brunette, Peacemaker (.really Km pasted by with oval face, regular features and the French, winsome, bonnle manner, which Is tha UT of the dust and most delightful modernisation of what din which Enghas been termed Creole reserve. A land's bold proposigraduate of Plnac Institute, a local semtion to conquer the inary of repute, she Is well versed In all Soudan has raised Borne the modern accomplishments. In France, rises the vocal training and an expertness with form of the lmper-tumbthe mandolin are her musical attainMarquis of ments, and as a leader of the French le Dufferin and Ava, the most distinguished diplomat of Miss Odette Rousselle Is one of tbe the times. France women whose passage through a crowded place would create a sensation is fighting angry with England, and the In any community, for, added to a com- relations between the countries are tense as a fiddle Btring. All England manding presence, there Is a personallooks to the Marquis of Dufferin to attention attracts which her about ity smooth down the ruffied feathers of the Rous-sellof James The itself. daughter pf a sugar planter, of Bt. James par- Gallic bird, and if he falls In this amas-lngl- y difficult task It will be because the ish, and Haldee de Bautte, she 1b a affair transcends the power of the mas Crebeautiful of tbe stately specimen ter hand at diplomacy. The marquis ole. and, as the guest of her uncle, L. P. lias won bis honors fairly, and he has de Beautte, a merchant of New Orleans, no end of them. Not even a tithe of graces the social world of the city durthem can be here, but it may be given ing the winter season. said he that has every lofty occupied one the Is of Alice Relf Miss Duer most striking beauties of the south, a post In the diplomatic service of his country, and its collateral interests. laughing, winsome blonde, with beautiA He is now above 70 years of age, and in ful figure and stately presence. his long career has been of vast service daughter of the late Stephen Zachary to his government. He has been secreRelf and Fannie Sterling Cammack, tary of mute for India, and of war. too. both representatives of old New He was viceroy of India and governor she Is the of Canada. He was British general of Lady Catherine Duer, daughter of William Alexander, earl of Sterling in the Revolutionand a ary war. She is also of the Rev. John Witherspoon, eminent divine and theologian, signer of the Declaration of Independence and first president of Princeton college. element of society, she Is the center of admiration whenever In public. e, j Os-lea- great-granddaugh- major-gener- al way-sid- e. LORD DUFFERIN. commissioner In Syria. He has been ambassador to Russia, to Rome and to It was while at the Constantinople. Turkish capital that he was intrusted by his government with the conduct of the entire Egyptian relations, and had the settlement of all the questions that grew out of the trouble made by Arab!. In 1891 his lordship was given his present post to the French embassy, and now, when the two governments clash, he came to the front as peacemaker. He is personally loved in Paris and this fact will go a long way toward a real triumph of diplomacy should he succeed In placating France and winning a victory for English advancement in Africa. Yet his present position is an Lord Dufexceedingly difficult one. ferin has no end of titles. His father was the fourth baron of Dufferin, and the son has been widely honored by many universities. He has some honorary degree from every big university in Great Britain. Harvard gave bim honorary LL. D. in 1878. He is an author of note, and withal one of the most inHe teresting personages in Europe. was born in Ireland in 182G. y. MISS MAUD LOWEXBERG. i Arl-so- na expedient W. J. LAMPTON. cne hundred lines of paihos to every one of humor. The ability to create a character is what I look upon as the greatest test of real talent Another test is for a humorist to be able to hold bis end up and rontinue right along. Moat men run out because they try to heep along In one rut. Neither I nor any other funny ni.in has any cause to be proud of his success; It's born In one. It costa me no particular J. M. W. A t)lvfr (Inta Many Shock. The diver, as the render may imagine, gets many startling shocks when below. A fifteen-foshark, magnified by the water and coining direct at one, is sufficient to make the stoutest heart quake, in spite of the assertion that sharks have never been known to attack a man in dress. Neither is the sight of a large turtle comforting whetf one does not know exactly what it is. and the colling of n around one's legs, although it fcft only one's hands to bite at. Is, t ny the least, unpleasant ot sen-Bna- whose pictures are shown are charming types. These, however, can by no means be considered as even beginning the enumeration of the number of the most benutiful. Mrs. Hugh F. McElroy as Miss Victoria Bloomfield, was one of the prominent beauties of the Crescent City, and since marriage has retained her wide popularity. A daughter of Major Benja- min Bloomfield, of General Magruder's staff, and Marcella Maxwell, she Is a descendant of two prominent southern families and Is a girl, her education and training having been super ised by her highly educated parents, with the assistance of tutors and local scholastic facilities. Miss Lydia Fairchild, daughter of L. II. Fairchild and Marguerite Wlnne-morwas one of the reigning belles of the last social season whose popularSeity Is undimlnished this winter. lected as the carnival queen of the Mardl Gras season of 1895, she made an ideal representative of royalty. In the social functions connected with the interstate military drill and encampment at Memphis, Tcnn., in May, 1S95. Mies Fairchild and Mlssss Helen Gould and Yarlna Hays (niece of Jefferson Davis) were selected as sponsors for the Memphis companies. Miss Fairchild being the ladye faire" of the Governor's Guards. Miss Fairchild Is of commanding presence and rather over medium height, with gray eyes and dark hair. In manner her style is vivacious and direct a sunny being a and characteristic making prominent her a welcome member of all merry home-taug- ht e, llght-heartedne- ss parties. Miss Edna Trlst, par excellence the most prominent exponent of the Creole social element, is the charming daughter of Colonel N. r. Trlst, on official of the local United States mint, and Mane Among the numerous beauties of the most prominent Hebrew families are the Misses Hattie Adler and Maud Low-enber- BUST OF GENERAL LEE. It la Pronounced an Excellent Portrait Friende. by the Southerner The admirers of General Robert E. Lee are greatly pleaesd with the bust of the confederate leader, which has just been completed by the New York sculptor, Frederick Moyniham. A copy of the bust is to be placed in the rooms of the Southern Club, New York, and another copy, to be wrought in bronze or made' in marble, will be shipped to Richmond to adorn some municipal buildiug or some public square. The sculptor paid especial attention to portraiture in his work and has made an excellent likeness of the general. Relatives and friends of General Lee were of material assistance to him in g. Miss Hattie Adler is the eldest daughter of Edward Adler, for forty years Identified with the commercial progress of New Orleans. She is of imposing presence, rather ahove the medium height, with a well developed and delightfully proportioned figure, which, while fully rounded, in no manner apA round face, proaches stoutness. whose every feature denotes character. Is lighted by gray brown eyes of peculiar gentleness, and surmounted by a mass of raven black hair worn in charmingly simple style. Miss Adler is a native of New Orelans, but annually viRlte Europe In her desire to keep abreast of the latest musical development, her devotion to the piano It Is well being almost a passion. Known in charitable cirrles, that hei gentle heart prompts extensive and She Is philanthropies. not a member of any of the numerous societies engaged in such work, and confines herself to secret and unostentatious relief of the needy and distressed. Miss Maud Lowenberg Ib a charming brunette, still In her teens, and whose family connections include the most prominent families In Jewish circles, A daughter of Sam" Lowenberg and Sophie Lenile, of Notches, Miss., she has lived in New Orleans for six years, where her home pducntiou has been finished off by the facilities offered In the southern metropolis. Miss Maud is rather shorter than the aier&ge height with brown eyes and chestnut hair, a strikingly pretty face and most engaging manners. She has ,iever developed musical tastes, but Is a finished elocutionist, a dashing equestrieune and one of the most graceful cyclists of the city. non-sectari- an j I BUST OF GENERAL LEE. bis studies. The southern soldier was undeniably a handsome man and the ertist has done full Justice to his features. Several southern cities are in communication with Mr. Moyniham with a view to securing copies of the bust the fame of which has gone south. Th applicants wish the bust to be enlarged to colossal size.