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SOME OLD-TIME MODES
NO W DELIGHTFULL YNEW
O/^ Colorings of Our Grandmothers Revived, but They
Are Softened and RefinedRed in Sheer Materials
Is Not a Warm ColoringSleeves Require an
Astonishing Amount of Material to Secure
the Smart Fullness Necessary,
SATIN BODICE WITH OLOTH SKIRT.
There Is coming a distinct vogue for the satin bodice to be wort with a
doth skirt of the next lighter tint. Such a style is shown in. the illustration,
wherein a bodice, a violet satin messaline, is worn with a silk-warp henrietta
of the lighter tint. The corsage is on the surplice style with vest and sleeve
raffles of Carrickmacross lace, the shoulder built out with a frill, and the
blouse dropping without sagging into the draped girdle. The skirt shows
stitohed-down plaits over the hips, and a bouillonne band fashioned over feather-
bone cording is mounted upon a princess haircloth to insure the correct swing
at the hem. The bouillonne is of the henrietta, and is edged either side with
a raffle of the satin messaline.
modes in Paris, where all
the fashionable world seems to be
sunning itself just now, show
some novelties that are delightfully at
tractive, and some revivals from the
elder times which, being buried for so
long, are really novelties of the first
[water to the younger generation of to
Take, for instance, the matter of col
orings. Our grandmothers knew, and
Bported-many of the very latest things
only, of course, they knew them under
jfar different names from what they bear
today. The tinting and shadings of the
(present moment, however, are far less
crude, far less staring and glaring than
they were in the days of long ago, and
there is a softness to the shading, and an
appreciation of the artistic limitations
which hair, coloring and complexion of
the possible wearer will impose.
New Blues and Reds.
What one sees most in Paris these
days are the old blueB as they are
known. Old linen, Sevres, Dresden
and Gobelin blue are much in view, and
these are delightfully trimmed with
white, a touch or two of silver, gold or
copper metallic threads, braids or
gauze and once in a while one sees a
touch of green daringly but delightfully
applied to those gowns of blue. The
hyacinthine blue, too, that had. such, a
furore in the chiffon mohairs and
siciliennes of last season, is still well
to the front and all of the modish
nuances of the moment are expressed
For those to whom blue is unbecom
ingand these be few, so wide.is the
range of tints and in this delightful
coloringthe rose pinks and reds are
offered. These go better in the stuffs
that have not naturally a very high
luster. The silk-warp henriettas take
those half-tones exquisitely and the
artistic colorings in these are really
more than half the secret of their ex
treme popularity with the best bouses
Those rose pinks and reds are de
cidedly becoming and: altho one does
not always associate this somewhat sug
gestively warm coloring with the sum
mer days, the dyer's art has been
brought to such perfection that there
are some delightfully and deliciously
looking cool reds and pinks among
them. Then, too, the materials are so
sheer and transparent that they in
themselves aid in the illusion of cool
Skimplness a Crime.
And it takes yards upon yards of
these same sheer materials to fashion
even the simplest gown. The waists
are shirred and plaited, tucked and
smocked to the last degree. Sleeves,
no matter just what the mode of their
ishing amount of material to attain the
correct amount of fulnessj and as for per.
skirtswell, one must simply make up
the mind to stand just whatever the
dressmaker will demand. Skimpiness
in a skirt of today would be simply a
crimea sartorial crime and while the
petite girl can manage comfortably
with a skirt that is but half a dozen
yards on the hem, her taller sister must
make up her mind to pay for a full
Then, too, the way that the hems are
weighted with tucks, nun's folds and
the like, runs additionally into the
goods. The double-width materials are
the only ones to be considered at all
in the makings of the bouffant modes,
and all of the most desirable stuffs now
come in these wide weaves. The tailor
made goods, of course, are extra wide,
but the best of the season's organdies,
lumetis, Swisses, printed nets and
are all of them around the yard
and a quarter width while as for the
silken weavesthe taffetasthey come
in the yard-wide kinds, and the CTepes
de Chine come in the same double
widths that area full yard and a quar
ter from the one selvedge to the other.
Heavy Linen Skirts.
The Parisienne is now ordering heavy
linen skirts to accompany her sheer lin
gerie blouses, the skirts cut after the
new bell patterns while the blouses
the latest of them are fashioned with
little pockets in the armsize, into which
to slip the inevitable dress shieldare
relied upon to be sufficiently thin for
warm weather without the coat, or
when it is cool then the coat is made
an integral part of the costume.
A distinctively French fashion that
is just coming into vogue here with
those smart people who take up a
French fad instantly is the wearing of
a silk or satin blouse with a cloth skirt,
the blouse some two or three shades
darker than the skirt. This reverses
the usual code in such things, and at
first sight seems rather a startling in*
A delightfully chic model is after this
mode. The blouse is constructed upon
surplice lines of a satin messaline in a
somewhat deep pinkish.mauve. The
satin part stops short just, above the
waistline, where vit
construction may be, require an aston- mounted upon a shaped band of prin
is.a trifle baggy.
The closely-swathed girdleit points
very "high the back, indeedis outha
skirt material, a silk warp henrietta
some two or three tones lighter than
the satin. This skirt is laid in knife
plaits over the hips, the plaits Btitched
down in wavy lines, and then flaring
unpressed to the foot. There is a four
or six-inch deep bouillonne of the silk
warp material on the hem, this with
featherbone cordings on either edge and
CHAPTE l0R kXXiL S bearing, in
JW$ had a quiet evening, Joe and I
when I noted again and again how much
that ineffable something that proclaims
familiarity with the ways of the world!
I praised him for It, and we had a really
pleasant, domestic reunion. The children
grown and improved wonderfully
had during hi3 year of absence! and"!*welf
I had not deteriorated for the modern
woman understands the art of keeping
young, and I was scarcely 30.
The dove of peace did not hover long
over our abode, however, for the verv
next morning's mail brought a letter to
Joseph Henning, Esq."h
"Who the deuce knows I am at home?"
his knife. "I hurried directly to the
house from the train, and nobody at the
office, even, knew of my arrival. Besides,
I never have letters come to the house."
But a direful change came over his face
as ho read the letter. He laid it beside
his plate, and a portentous calm reigned
for fully Ave minutes. presiden Then:
the Not a Ben
club? he asked in a suppressed tone.
I felt it wise to admit that I was.
"And how long since, may I inquire?"
"I was elected last January, Joe," and
I made my tones as conciliatory as I
"You have attended faithfully to all
club duties?" his voice was smeother
"Why, yes," I answered, deceived for
the moment. "I did not propose to have
the club record diminish under my man
"I should say you had succeeded ad
mirably," ho observed in the same non
committal voice. "When did the count
come to town? That Is, when did you
first meet him?"
"Why, Joe? What do you mean?" I
asked Innocently enough.
"Read that," and he tossed me the let
"Mr. Joseph Henning: Dear Sir," it
began. "You have come home none too
soon. If she occupied only the private
position of your wife, the members of the
Nota Bene club would not trouble them
selves nor you but, as she Is president of
one of the finest women's clubs in this
state, we are hoping you may break up
the Intimacy that exists between your
wife and the Count de Beauvals. We
feel that the present state of things is a
disgrace to the club, and some of us are
looking confidently to you for a change
in the private life of the president of the
Nota Bene. A Member."
"What does it mean?" he demanded in
a voice that frightened me, altho it was
low and controlled. No wonder my hus
band had built up a business that sup
ported branches in three European capi
tals as well as here, if this was his meth
od of going at a difficulty.
"It is false," I cried. "That is, in its
Insinuations. There is no intimacy be
tween Count de Beauvals and myself.
Neither is the club in the least disturbed
over my affairs. Why, every one says I
have had the most brilliant reign of any
of its presidents."
"They seem to have come to a brilliant
pass* now," he observed sarcastically.
"ou seem to be very popular with one
person, at least."
"I am popular, in spite of what they
say," I insisted. "You should see what
the newspapers have said about me." I
stopped, recalling suddenly the committee
meeting of the previous day.
Joe picked up the morning paper he
had been reading when I entered the
breakfast room. "I have seen what the
newspapers are now saying about you
at least, one newspaper It matters little
what has been said in the past." He
handed me the paper and I read:
"The executive board of the Nota Bene
met in solemn conclave yesterday," the
item read in the department, "Seen and
Heard "It is rumored that sensational
developments are to be expected. Several
anonymous letters have been received by
the older leading members which refer to
scandalous goings-on in which their high
est officer and the Count de Beauvals
are involved. Every one knows that the
two spent the month of August at a well
known summer residence in the east, tho
why the club members should make capi
tal of that is not revealed, especially as
several well-known Chicago people, in
cluding a famous divine, were of the
same party. It looks like much ado about
nothing. Still, the shoe episode is not
"Much ado about nothing! That is just
what it is," I said, laying down the pa-
**Has the count been attentive to you
during my absence?" he asked.
"Well, no not exactly that," I hesi
tated. ."He has called a number of times,
and naturally, we have been invited out
a great deal, as my set has taken him up
from the beginning. But there has been
no ground for such nonsensical talk. Why,
as far as that goes, Philip Haven has
been here more than the count. And you
always allowed that, you know."
"Tame cat!" he muttered, contemptu
ously. "Come, Johnnie" (and I Budden-
A GOLD BUST
Pretty Chicago Girl's Novel Engage
A pretty blond young woman caused
considerable excitement at a Chicago
dinner party given recently by show
ing off her engagement present from
her fiance. "We did .not like the old
fashioned idea of giving rings," she
calmly announced, to the horror of a
couple of sentimental girls present, so
each of us had a gold bust of our head
and shoulders made, which we presented
to each other. Harold wears his as a
watch charm, and I am wearing mine,
as you See, on the gold chain around my
neck. Would you like to look at itt'*
and the^prospective bride passed around
the chiseled features of "Harold" done
There was something of a thrill of
disapproval at the sight of the bust,
and some criticism at this bold
of the features of the lover.
''I've heard about wearing your heart
on your sleeve." said one old lady in a
lace cap, "bu tit's the first time I've
ever seen^anyone bold'enough to wear
her sweetheart's head around her
THE U8E OF SALT. jjjr it
Coarse salt*and bits of newspaper and
a little salt in water will clean any bottle.
Put damp salt on burns. It will kill
Dry salt and a brush wul take dust off
of velvet, plush and heavy embroidery
that cannot be washed
A PAGE "FGI^IEEMININK FANCY
The Confessions of a Club Woman
By AGNES SURBRIDGE.
ly realized how very much pleasanter It
was to be addressed as Madame Jacqul
minot in a tender voice than to be qalled
"Johnnie" in this imperious fashion),
"come, make a clean breast of It."
"Really, Joe, dear, there is nothing to
tell you. If the count admires me, it is
only as a foreigner studying American in
stitutions. You said last night that you
saw nd handsomer woman in Paris than
your wife. You can't blame other men
for thinking so. We are not young Kan
sas folks any longer, Just setting up
housekeeping. We are people of wealth,
andand yes, I will say itof position.
You have made the money, Joe, and. to
be candid, I have made the position.
Isn't it so?"
"That's about the size of it,'
cess haircloth so that it will not dip
or sag. The requisite touch of costume
combination between the waist and
skirt is supplied in the soft quilling of
the darker satin which edges this bouil
lonne band, and prevents the gown
from looking like a separate waist and
skirt, bringing it at once into the cos
In making fruit pies, when they boll
over sprinkle some salt in the oven and I quarter of a pound of oil of turpentine,
it will not smelL Istir the ingredients constantly until
"And so we must look at these things
as people of the world do," I went on
oracularly. "Surely, you are not going to
let an anonymous letter spoil every
"Were you and the count together this
summeranywhere but at Parsons' es
"Not for a moment, Joe. There were
fourteen other Chicago people there at
the same time," I said
"And some one of them bears you a
grudge," he said softening visibly.
I took advantage of the situation and
soon wheedled him into good temper
again altho I noticed that he folded the
letter up carefully and bestowed it in an
inner pocket. "I shall see about the item
in 'Seen and Heard,' he said finally,
"and trace the anonymous letter-writer.
By heaven! This is coming back to the
freedom of the American press with a
I sought out Mrs. Parsons before noon,
showed her the newspaper, and told her
of the anonymous letter.
"All of which explains the chilly at
mosphere* of the meeting yesterday," she
observed when I finished my excited
speech. "One person with a penchant for
writing anonymous letters can do more
harm In a club than a whole armed re
bellion. We've never had one before in
the Nota Bene ranks, but now there
seems to be a regular epidemic of them.
Evidently It is a newcomer." She looked
at me narrowly and waited.
"Oh, I don't believe it is she!" I cried,
taking in her meaning by some occult
"She's inordinately Jealous of you,"
pursued my friend. "Both of the preacher
and the count. I detest the woman."
But I knew not whom else to suspect
unless It might be my sworn enemythe
one who tried in vain to defeat my elec
tion. Mrs. Bainbridge had been a friend
indeed, she was to lunch with me that
very day. She came and brought Philip
Haven with her. I waited for them to
speak of the newspaper paragraph, but
they Ignored it. When the coffee was be
ing served, I said:
"I suppose you saw me all beautifully
carved and served to the readers of 'Seen
and Heard' this morning?"
"I did," answered Philip gravely, "and
I regret it most deeply."
"Oh, a dastardly thing'" murmured
Mrs. Bainbridge. "It is so hard for a
woman to withstand attacks of that
"I shall rise above it/' I said stoutly. "I
shall ignore the paragraph, and also the
anonymous letters that are flying about in
Philip did not know about those.
"You will be wise in ignoring them," he
said, when I explained. "The person who
will condescend to those things is a sneak
and a coward. No self-respecting person
would associate with the writer of anony
Knowingly," I added, looking at Mrs.
Bainbridge, who was gazing abstractedly
Into the depths of her coffee-cup, as tho
she ha'd not heard. "The worst is, that
this personshe is"
"You assume it to be a woman?" asked
the lady, looking up with a smile.
"Of course. I have not thought of it's
being any other," I answered carelessly.
"As I was saying, this person isn't con
tent with attacking me to my club friends
she wrote my husband, almost at the
moment he arrived from Europe."
"Coward!" exclaimed Philip.
"Shocking!" added Mis Bainbridge.
"But tell me, has your husband returned?
When did he come? You must be
"How could she have done it?" I said
afterwards to Mrs. Parsons "Why, shestill
didn't even know Joe had returned."
Whereupon the lady gave me one of her
long, narrow looks and said nothing.
I took a long ride with the children that
afternoon, picking up Joe at his office on
our way home. Truly, I would.be more
domestio hereafter and the world should
see how devoted I could be to my family.
And as I looked at Joe, with h!s newlv ac
quired air, his well-made clothes, and his
fresh, manly face, I felt that this would
be no hardship.
"Now, Jackie," he said, settling him
self in the victoria, "this is something
like. No more junketing about foreign
cities for me until you go too." He
WANT TO KNOW
Refinishing a Maple Floor.-I would
like to know how to treat a hard
maple floor that has been scrubbed
and scrubbed until all oil has been
washed off? Please tell me in your
department how to make it nice, ex
actly what to use, and how to use it,
as soon as possible and oblige.Mrs.
You do not say whether you want
your floor waxed and polisheaor just re
freshened. In' the latter case, scrub
the floor well with sand and soap. Dip
a scrubbing brush in water, rub it on
the soap, sprinkle marble sand on the
floor, and with the soapy brush rub it
clean. Mop up the sand and water.
When the floor is dry give it a nice rich
color by applying linseed oil in hot
water. Put a little oil in' the hot water
and put it on with a cloth as the floor
is being washed.
If you wish to wax the floor, clean it
thoroly'with oxalic acid dissolved in
the proportion of a pound of
the to a gallon of water. Be
careful to apply the mixture with a stick
and a cloth, and don't let your-hands
come in contact with it. It will bleach
the floor to the natural color of the
wood. Then give the floor two coats of
a mixture containing equal parts of lin
seed oil and turpentine, combined with
a Japan drier. Allow the mixture to
dry over night, and then* one of the pre
pared fillers may be rubbed into, the
wood, if- you want a highly polished
floor. ,The filler is sometimes omitted
as all woods do not need it. When the
floor is thoroly dry melt one pound of
yellow beeswax slowly. When melted
add crate quarter of a pound of comnfon
rosin and let it melt. Then add one
seemed to have recovered from the shock
of the morning and I strove to keep him
good-natured. An excellent dinner was
waiting when we arrived home, and Joe
seemed to appreciate his home as he had
never done before. Oh, surely, I would
be more domestic now, and make him so
comfortable that he would say nothing
against clubs, and at the next gentle
men's night I would make him attend in
evening dress, and he should see for him
self how popular his wife had become and
how my occupancy of the president's
chair had raised our social standing. He
should yet compliment me on my diplo
macy in getting what I wantedwhat we
All this while Joe was smoking his ci
gar. When he was thru:
"Well, I have an important busi
ness engagement tonight. I may not be
home till late. Don't sit up for me."
"Oh, Joe! Couldn't you give me this
evening?" I cried. "It is so soon after
"I know it, old girl, but that's the way
I make the business pay," he answered.
"And you must have gew-gaws and jlm
cracks, you know. I tell you, we men
have to pay for our handsome wives and
He kissed me and went away. I own I
was vexed. It was aggravating not to be
allowed to put my virtuous resolutions
into immediate execution. I sat alone by
my fire and pitied myself. My mother
sat in her room of nights nowadays, after
putting the babies to bed. I wonder if I
might not have been a better woman if I
had put my own children to bed, and
tucked them in and heard them say their
prayers. I have heard mothers say the
influence of that hour was as helpful to
them as to the children. I wonder how.
It was psat 9 o'clock when the door
bell rang and the Count de Beauvals was
ushered in. My heart misgave me when
I saw him enter, and I felt the same cu
rious shrinking and compelling force that
I used to feel when I first met the man.
But he came straight to me and seized
my hands. He, too, had seen the news
"Alone, by the fireyou? The incom
parable rose among women?" he mur
mured, his ardent gaze absorbing every
detail of my dress, my hair, my face.
"My husband returned last night," I
"And you are alone here tonight?" he
repeated with a world of meaning. Then
In a lower tone, "If you were mineyou
beautiful Jacqueminotyou should not
sit by the fire alone. I would hover near
you ever, as does the butterfly cling to
the rose. I would wear you as my choi
cest gift from heaven."
"Hush, hush," I commanded, for his
flowery speech in such sharp contrast to
the plain American brusqueness of my
husband was, after all, less attractive
than usual. "How came you here to
night? I thought you were in Washing-
"I was to go last night, but thoughts of
you held me, Jacqueminot. No, no, I must
speak. Let me go on," he reached over
and took my hand. A magnetic thrill ran
thru my whole frame ar.d I let my hand
He passive ir his. "This morning I saw
your husband's arrival in tho newspaper.
Then I saw the cruelno, the happy par
agraph, coupling our names together.
Tell me, Jacqueminot, has he seen it?"
"Yes. Before I did," I answered. "He
was very angry."
"He spoke harshly to you, Jacquemi-
"I must admit that he did," I said. "Al-
tho I pacified him afterward
"Bete!" he muttered. "You must pacify
him? A beautiful creature like you paci
fy the American business man! It is too
I said nothing. I seemed under a spell. I
did not attempt even to draw away my
hand. We sat silent some moments, then:
"Jacqueminot, you know how eve*y
drop of blood in my body beats for you.
Leave the man who does not care for
youthis man who would make of you his
household drudge. Come with me" He
spoke in low, impassioned tones, but Im
petuously, the whirlwind of his murmured
words carrying me beyond the sense of
outside things. We two seemed to be on
an eminence by ourselves away from the
rest of the world. Only us two.
"Come with me to my own sunny
France. I shall cherish you foreverI
shall love you forever
He had fallen on his knees at my side,
clinging to my hand. "Answer me.
Jacqueminot, my rose
"NoOno!" I murmured, striving to
draw away my hand. "You must not talk
to me this way. I have a husband. He
loves me, too."
"What do such as he know of love?" the
count replied. "You are an advanced
woman, capable of liberal views. Leave
Chicago and come to beautiful, sunny
France with me. You are my soul affin
itymy life, my love."
He bent his head and kissed my hands,
A slight noise at the door made me look
up. There stood my husband.
(To be Continued Next Saturday.)
they are united. Take from the fire
ancl continue to stir until the mixture is
cold. Dip a woolen cloth into the wax
and apply an even coat to the floor, rub
bing hard and thoroly to give the de
sired luster. The prepared wax and
filler may be obtained from any worker
in hard woods.
QUESTION FOR MONDAY.
Broderie Anglaise.What is meant by
the term "Broderie Anglaise" that I
see in fashion letters and embroidery
advertisements so much now?Ignor
A WOMAN POLICEMAN
Honolulu Heiress Sought Office to Give
Another calling which has been
opened to women is that of an officer of
the law, tho it is doubtful if many of
the gentler sex enter this new field. The
city of Honolulu has a woman filling
thw position, and she is not only young
and pretty but wealthy. She is Miss
Helen Wilier, and her father is one of
the great *ugar kings of the Pacific,
worth several millions. It was her love
of children and animals which caused
this young woman of 24 to seek this ap
pointment. She is a mounted officer
and wears on her soft felt hat the silver
badge of her calling. She carries a re
volver. Not long ago this unusual
young woman found that the captain of
a vessel Which had lately put into port
had for some slight offense locked his
two litle girls in a cabin and kept them
on bread and water for three days.
Alone she went aboard the vessel and
ordered the protesting ruffian ashore,
where he was duly punished.
*te\t i p| ECES FOR PATCH E3.
Sew a piece of the goods to the waist
band of wash dresses that it may have the
same washing as the dress, and when
necessary, make a less noticeable patch
than the bright, new piece.
GRAND DUCHESS FLOUTS
Perversity of the Grand Duchess
Ceclle's Mother Has Exasperated the
German Emperor Until He Declares
He Will Look After the Wedging
Gown Himself, to Be Sure It Will
HE Emperor of Germany has met
his match. It is an open secret
that the kaiser has been sadly
tried by the perversity of the Grand
Duchess Anastasia, the mother of the
Grand Duchess Gecile, who will be mar
ried to the German crown prince next
month. The Grand Duchess Anastasia
refused to have the wedding in Februa
ry as the kaiser wished, Tbecause she
would not go to Germany in such in
clement weather. The wedding was thin
fixed for May 5, but the bride's mother
again found fault with the date, be
cause she always stays on the Riviera
until later, and saw no reason to short
en her visit just because her daughter
was going to marry the heir to the Ger
man throne. And as tho that were not
enough, she will Wot arrange for a prop
er trousseau, and the exasperated em
peror has had to discuss gowns and chif
She is, perhaps, the only person in
Europe who has let the emperor see how
lightly she regards his wishes, and he
knows very well that she would not
care two pins if the match was broken
off. She openly laughs at him and is
credited with saying:
"The crown prince may be a fool,
but that is better than being a prig and
a bore like his father."
The Grand Duchess Anastasia has lit
tle use for prigs or bores and she has
been the heroine of more than one scan
dal. She is a Russian Princess, the
only sister of Grand Duke Michael, who
frankly confesses that he can do noth
ing to innuetotte her. She is a beauti
ful woman, youthful in appearance, and
with an impulsive nature, which has
more than once taken her into trouble.
Miss Anna Sullivan, Who Has Won
Fame as tho Companion of the Won
derful Blind Girl, Is Married to a
Youth's Companion EditorMiss
Seller's Part in the Romance.
HELEN KELLERS TEACHER IS WED
BRIDE of the week in whom the
world is interested is Anna M.
Sullivan, who has won fame as
the teacher and friend of Helen Keller.
The marriage of Miss Sullivan and John
Albert Macy of the editorial staff "of
the Youth's Companion, took place
Tuesday afternoon. Rev. Edward
Everett Hale read the service and
Helen Keller was bridesmaid.
For eighteen years Miss Sullivan has
given her life to the famous blind girl,
and when Mr. Macy dared ask her to
marry him she was amazed.
I can never marry," she said, and,
when he pressed her for a reason,
spoke of Helen.
But you need not be separated from
Helen," promised her lover. "Our
home will be hers. You may go on
teaching her all your life."
As a result of his pleading Miss Sul
livan gave him permission to speak to
Helen and if the blind girl consented
she would agree to an engagement.
Contrary to her expectations, Helen" third in their household.
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Grow Rapidly Applicants Must
expected to make your homef And
do you remember how friendless and
forlorn you felt not to have even one
Once a School Teacher on a Meager
Salary, Miss Anna Amendt, the First
Assistant to Gago E. Tarbell of the
Equitable Life Assurance Company,
Barns Over $25,000 a Year.
HE highest salaried woman in the
United States is Miss Anna L.
Amendt, who is the first assistant
to Gage E. Tarbell and has taken her
share in the fight against James Hazen
Hyde in the Equitable Life Assurance
battle. She has a salary of $12,000 a
year, and, as every year she writes
over $200,000 insurance^ she earns some
$10,000 a year in addition.
Miss Amendt was once a school teach
er, and she disliked teaching so much
that, as she says, when she went to
bed at night she hoped she wouldn't
be- alive in the morning. When she
saved up $300 she left her school and
went to Chicago to study stenography.
She obtained her diploma and a position
in the Equitable office at the same
time. Then her salary was $15 a week,
and she earned it. Her interest in
her work secured Mr. Tarbell's atten
tion, and he made her bis secretary and
stenographer. When he was called to
New York as vice president he took
Miss Amendt with him, and now she
has three or four stenographers of her
own and a secretary as welL
"Molasses goes a good deal further
than vinegar," is Miss Amendt's pet
sjaying, and it has become very familiar
in her. office, where her smiles and cor
dial manner aid in unraveling many a
tangle. Whoever wants to see Mr.
Tarbell must first see Miss Amendt,
and nofone in ten ever gets by her.
Mr. Tarbell has charge of all the
agencies in the United States and Can
ada, which means that Miss Amendt
knows all about them, too. She an
swers much of Mr. Tarbell's corre
spondence without ever showing him
the letters, and in between she -finds
time to write an amount of insurance
GRAND DUCHESS AKASTA8TJS,
Mother of Duchess CecUe, Who WfQ
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She has spent much time in France, but
she has absorbed nothing republican,
atod is as dictatorial as all the Russian
The wedding of the Grand Duchess
Cecile and the crown prince has been
definitely set for June 6, and the kaiser
has announced that if her mother will
not look after her trousseau so that it
will be ready in time, he will see to it
himself. At any rate, he will provide
the wedding gown, so that it will be of
a richness and beauty suitable for the
bride of the heir to Germany's throne.
Even this slur has left Anastasia un
moved, and she has told the emperor
that he can get the whole trousseau if
was delighted. A new interest came
into her life, and she threw herself into
the preparations for the simple wedding
with an ardor greater than that of the
Mr. Macy is ten years younger than
his bride. He met her when he was a
senior at Harvard, and his interest in
her wonderful pupil led him to spend
many an afternoon with them when
Helen was a Radcliffe student. He
went to St. Louis with them last sum
mer and assisted in the demonstrations
the blind girl publicly made of her
genius of touch. He also wrote the
introduction of her book, "The Story
of My Life."
Miss Sullivan is a Massachusetts
woman. When she was a child it was
thought that she was blind, and she
was sent to the Perkins institute. An
operation saved her from total blind
ness, but to this day she cannot 8fj3
clearly. When she was graduated she
was sent to Alabama to teach Helen
Keller and the two have been insep
arable ever since.
It is Helen Keller's intention to de
vote her life to literary work. She
left after the wedding to accompany
her mother to their southern home for
a month or so. Later she will ioin Mr.
and Mrs. Macy in their home at Wren
tham and become a very important
FRIENDS FOR CHICAGO STRANGERS
Mrs. Harriet BUng Davis Has Formed, tendance of perhaps 50, but 200 men and
women came and demanded member
ship blanks. At that same meeting two
letters were received. Each offered a
gift of $1,000 toward the establishing
of a guildhouse, and since then several
more thousands have been offered.
Already eight nationalities are repre
sented in the guild. There is an exiled
Bussian count who lives in Chicago un
der an assumed name a Rumanian
DID you ever find yourself a strangeT woman of rank, and representatives
a strange city in which you from Sweden, Germany, England, France
person grasp your hand and make you tin the town of their original residence.
Every city has any number of these
strangers, whose friendlessness is writ-
Applicants for membership must pre
sent letters of guarantee from friends
There is an annual fee, but if a mem
ber cannot pay it, arrangements will be
made by which he can give its equiva-
ten on their faces, but Chicago is the |lent in work. It is expected that soon
only city in which steps have been taken the membership will be 5,000 a least,
to find friends for the friendless. Less It will be divided into groups of per-
than three months ago, Mrs. Harriet haps 20, and each will be under the
King Davis of Chicago woke to the
need of an organization that would ex
tend a welcoming hand to strangers.
She had heard of the Social Guild of
London, which was'formed two years
ago, and now has thousands of members
and branches in nearly every large city
in England. Mrs. Davis has lived in
Chicago only four years herself, so she
knows the difficulty of making new and
congenial friends in a large place.
She elaborated her plan from that of
the London guild, interested others in it
and a general meeting was held. It was
expected that there would be an at-
guidance of a chairman and two com
mittee women. These officers will ar
range for social gatherings in their dis
trict and do all in their power to pro
mote Sociability among the young peo
The plan is a unique one, even for
Chicago, which is rather prone to start
ling things, but there is little doubt that
it will succeed, for primarily the obiect
of the whole guild is to cultivate a
feeling of love and enthusiasm for the
great citv in the hearts of the new
comers, which would be impossible were
they to be left friendless and alone.
HIGHEST SALARY PAID TO A WOMAN
herself that puts her in the favored
class of agents.
Miss Amendt has no time for vaca
tions, and instead of slipping away to
Europe or California when tired out
with work, she goes on an "agencv
trip" and meets the representatives of
her company. More than once she has
addressed a gathering of local agents
in seme large city, and she has earned
a reputation as the only woman orator
in the insurance business.
Her life, howJver, is not all policies
and letters, and every Saturday after
noon she is seen in Central park
mounted on her saddle horse, Dark
Secret. The proudest moment in her
life, she declares, was not when her
salary was raised above that of every
other woman in the land, but when
Dark Secret .won a red ribbon at the
horse show in Madison Square Garden.
She believes in insurance as business
for women, and advises every girl
whose circumstances have compelled
her to be a breadwinner to grasp the
excellent opportunities presented by it,
pointing with pride to the number who
are already earning ample incomes.
She has a personal interest in the suc
cess of women in the field of insur
ance, and is always ready to inspire
them with enthusiasm. Her own suc
cess has not spoiled her, even tho she
is the only woman in the country who
receives $250 or more every week in
A POT-POURRI SUBSTITUTE.
In place of the pot-pourri It is now the
fashion in London to have Seville oranges
with cloves stuck over them. Two or
three are placed on an old china plate on
the piano or a table. They are to be
bought in Bond street, and English wo
men think them something quite new, al
tho it is but the revival of an old fashion.
The cloves are stuck so that one gets Just
a glimpse of the yellow skin of the orange,
giving a pretty effect. Their scent is very
sweet and they are frequently, used to