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WASHUGTOH, D. C, 8TJIDAY, JAJTTJABY 1, 1911.
SOCIABILITY A TRAIT ALL OPTIMISTS SHOULD CULTIVATE
By THE OPTIMIST.
Our subject for to-day seems to be
peculiarly appropriate to this season,
when sociability seems to mean so much
more than at other times. Always, I
think, we should cultivate the habit of
being social, living less for ourselves and
more for others, but it should be re
membered that it takes more than a
roers -willingness to do this it needs
preparation and understanding on our
To do our full duty In this regard de
mands that we cultivate within our
selves those God-given qualities of sym
pathy, without which 'true sociability is
a mockery and hollow thing. For to
be truly social is not to be constrained
by our own grievances, and troubles, and
fears, but rather to be the more moved
by the sufferings and fears of others.
As the German poet Rl enter said:
In a Wo where not only fo!li. bet woes also
hedgo ns roond. mu most keep a wet eye for red
ones, an imv. heart for ercrv Heeding one. and a
centle band that thall in tad sympathy bold the
beery chalice of sorrow for the poor man who must
drain it, and shall slowly raise it to his Un&
It Is only by having this ready sym
pathy with the trials and tribulations of
others that wc can attain anything or
the true socability, without which life is
bound to be dreary and miserable. The
sociaIJnstinct is strong within most of
us, and fain would we gratify it, but
some of us, lacking sympathy with
others, wonder In vain why it is tEaT
the human brotherhood does not respond
to the overtures our souls make. Said
Half the misery of human Ufo misht be erttn
cuished would men alleriate the general curse they
lie under by mntual offices of compassion, benero
lenoe, and humanity.
And that is a true word, and it points
to u clearly the duty that we, who feel
the need of spreading the sunshine of
optimism, as Riley sajs
As thick as butter on country bread
1 ave undertaken It is to open our
hearts and minds to the needs of others;
to shut down hard on our own disap
pointments and grief-, and to lend a
willing ear to the griefs of others This
is the highest form of which sociability
is capable, this is the road that leads
to a life that is largely compact of
s-wectness and light
We hae some members of The Wash
ington Herald Optimist Club who he so
far awaj from Washington that they can
not get the announcement of the subject
alwajs, and so to accommodate these 1
shall announce it not only on the Wed
nesday ten das before the Sundaj on
which the subject appears, but also, as
now, on the Sundaj. The subject for
next Sunda. then, is one that should
como ery near to all of us It is
The Meaning of Optimism.
I have hoped that this would bring out
from many members an expression as to
what optimism means to them
The two prizes in the Sociabihtj contest
are awarded to Henson B Hicks, Pan
American Urrion, and to Louis Weinber
ger. 90S New York avenue northwest, to
whom checks of J3 will be mailed
THE PRIZE WINNERS
As nn-ii naiim. !. .i-.j .
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the other, it is no less so w ith indiv iduals,
for "no man liveth unto himself"
In proportion as the spirit of true op
timism takes root in the hearts of man
kind, even so in proportion are the
weights of selfishness lifted from the
wings of universal love and fellowship.
The world has enough of bitter in it. we
should abide our time casting sweets into
its cup Just a smile or a kind word is
sometimes as a life-line thrown some
drowning soul The world needs that
sj-mpathv w hich speaks by action and not
mere words, breeding mutual interest,
mutual welfare and aid, only then can we
rise as one man to that height where the
atmosphere of brotherlv love reigns su
preme, where heart speaks silently to
heart and soul communes with soul
HBNSOV B. HICKS
We Arc too apt to confuse the term
sociabilltj with socialtj. Too often the
latter epitomizes white lights, a polished
ballroom, the clank of glasses unnatural
gajetj-. Sociabilitj, on the other hand.
means not onlj Jojousncss and merri
ment in all innocent forms, but what
may appear trifling although really count
ing for more than outward effect such
bj- effects as a smile of cheer, a nod of
genuine welcome, a handshake of warmth,
a sincere inquiry as to the health of a
loved one. Words and deeds such as these
act like a tonic on the mind of a person,
leaving In their wake a trace of the fra
grant perfume of Love
Truo sociabilitv means hospitality and
charltj-. It means sjmpathy and ten
derness It means mercy and faith It
means friendship and sacrifice.
Let our socla'tv then be not'unmlngled
with its sociabilltj, and our sociability
not devoid of its socialtv
As mind Is the lever of all things so
sociabilitj-. other things being equal'. Is
the sculptor of the destiny of man on
this plane of action The time when an
erudite man, with little social propensity,
could succeed, in the fullest sense of
that word, has been relegated to the
past. The world of to-day demands of
those who seek its favor a bright and
cheerful smile, cordialitj, affability. It
awards first prize to the man who is a
clever "mixer," the man who can as
sociate with poor and rich, with the In
fluential, and with the "meek and Iow
lj;" the man who can "mix" with all
these classes In the same kindly and
chummy manner, to him Is applied the
most esteemable of all titles "a jollj'
good fellow." He Is permitted to pluck
the "fairest flower'', of any community;
and he Is besieged with flattering offers
of high offices. The "plums" are his for
the asking, and frequently they are
forced upon him.
As an exemplification of a man whose
social propensity has carved his des
Uny, Theodore Roosevelt Is In the lime
light. This man of wonderful personal
ity, sociability developed, still is dear tc
the heart of the American. And why?
Ih the company of a cowboy, he is as a
cowboy; in the midst of the miners, he
is as a miner; with every class, 'he is as
one of that class. As a result, he has
been honored with the highest gift ofCno
even After the crushing blow of the de
feat at the last election, he still retains
the myriad friends of his in every cate
gory. Every optimist can cultivate the "so
ciability habit," if they allshaven't pre
viously done so, and for a New Tear's
resolution may we every one determine to
practice it more than ever before.
JOHN aC KINO.
The sociable mp Is the successful
man, for it 1T who makes friends
true and worthy friends. Of what use
canjre putour lives to. It ws go around
with a .taceasjong as,HaIey's contet,or
little obstacle that befalls us? If we
would only stop to think what a small
atom we are in the universe we would
not put on supercilious airs and imagine
the Creator has singled us out -for a spe
cial glory. Be sociable, or, in other
words, be pleasant; life Is very short.
Treat your neighbors kindly; your
friends; your enemies everybody. This
Is no world for a grouch. Every one
can possess the art. If I may call it an
art. of sociability, but there seems to
be some who want to take the part of
the miser. The heart of a sociable man
is like a lump of radium, unceasingly
givlng'tJUl particles of gladness, gener
osity, unselfishness, andin fact, every
thing that is good.
Hearts, like doors,
Will ope with ease.
With vrry. very little keys.
And among the few are these,
"I thank you, sh." and if you please."
LAWRENCE A. WIDMAXER,
From Ideal Poems:
Think beautiful thoughts and set them
On eternity's boundless sea;
Let their burden be pure, let their white
And bear away from you the comfort
Of your heartfelt sympathy.
For a beautiful thought is a beautiful
And out on the infinite tide
Must meet and touch and tenderly
To the sick and the weary and sorrow
ing A solace so long denied.
And the soul that hath buffeted very
Adversity hath known.
So weak, so worn, so despairing, grows
With the beautiful thought to succor and
thought it hath made its own.
And the dull earth's ears will hear its
And the dull ejes secrls gleam.
And the shipwrecked hearts, as they
Will catch at its promise, and straight
To wake from this dismal dream.
And radiant now as a heavenly star
It grows with its added good.
Till over the waters its light spreads far
To where earth's desolate places are.
And its message is understood.
And glad are the eves that see the ray.
And glad are the ears that hear
The message jour sweet thought has to
To the sorrowing pilgrims along the way.
Who needs Its word of cheer.
M.N A ERA HUGHES.
"Human hearts arc the vehicles em
plojed bv heaven to enrich the world"
More is contributed bj' the cheering word,
the sunnj countenance, the hearty hand
clasp than this world dreams of. No
one can live to himself alone, some one
alwajs needs him. As sociability means
kindliness, to be trulj- sociable, one mus
have the good and honest heart, then the
kind act. the cheerj" word will come
natural! j, simplj. without strain or ef
fort, or an thought of reward.
And while you smile, another smiles,
And soon there are miles and mries or.
And life's worth while
Because jou smile."
Mrs. F. I BARRINGEB.
Oh. he's a jolly fellow,
He's a laugh that's quite contagious.
And he loves humanltj-.
He's jovial and jocund.
Has a smile that's sweet to meet.
With a hand shake full of sympathy,
"Yet void of ail deceit
If you've never known this fellow,
Nor shared his company,
You've jet to taste the sweetness
Cultivate this man's acquaintance.
And join the rank and file;
To circulate and mix, you know.
Is very much in stjle.
Then jou'H lose that frosty feeling
When jou meet jour fellow-man.
And warm up to him in kldness;
Get the habit If you can
CHARLES LBERT BREWTON.
It is not within the province of every
one to be equally sociable, but it is surely
within the scope of every one's social
activltj to live up to the high ideals of
sociability according to his or her station
When people are Inclined to seek so
cletj. disposed to want company, ready
at all times to converse with others, eager
to act friendlj toward all, desirous to be
familiar with strangers and acquaintances
alike, they possess the principal charac
teristics that go to indicate sociability.
Then to have all the elements of socia
bility Is a valuable possession, nature
having decreed otherwise In many cases,
a great many people are without the as
sets of sociability, without which gift they
have more embarrassments and difficul
ties along the way of life.
As it is, being a valuable asset, every
one should cultivate and improve his so
vial status as much so as lies within his
power, and, ho doubt, some future time
IH pav big dividends on the extra in
vestment. VICTOR P. HAMMER.
In spreading the doctrine of optimism.
we are simply carrying to a logical con
clusion the decrees of fate. Try as we
maj- we cannot escape them. The social
fabric is made up of the woof and warf of
many strands, the injury of any one of
whir oars the beauty of the whole, in
the .plex life of the present day, any
thing that Injures my fellow-man also
injures me. His Illness, his misfortunes
eventually react on me, and the toll must
be paid inevitably." Selfishness alone, it
no higher motive, would dictate a zeal
for the common weal, for the well being
and happiness of those about me. Their
uplift Is, in every form, my uplift also.
The dawning of this great truth is ob
servable in the restlessness of the age.
Reason is directing it and justice is de
manding It ARTHUR LENOX.
Let us consider sociability in its
broader sense, for surely It means the
whole intricate interdependence of man-
Food and raiment, then, the very
foundations of our social order, stand
first in the resultant blessing of socia
bility. If, I hoe your potatoes for you.
it is you who shall card my wool. I,
needing your commodity, stand ready to
aid you in defending it; I am your ally
and you are -mine. Let us write "pro
tection" as the second blessing.
That deep leather chair which you are
sitting in, did you make It yourself? Or
bow many other comforts have yon that
you do not owo- your neighbor? Tou
read ,Prf WUBam James. .0 "Prag
matism' Vthe other voy -Tow Intellect
is a-little broaderr wm..-bim shall-you
thank? ,. Not yonrselt. crtaUrif-.? lymr.
She stands In the magic glow of optimism, exalted try the deep emotions
that thrill her, and wearing even a brighter glory than that of
While stupidity drones on, sociability- puts cheerful lines km her face
and keeps her blood, as well as her Intellect, from stagnation.
Sociability Is to cultivate vivacity and express intelligence it Is beauti
fying and quickens the blood, and sends It freely to the surface.
Sociability carries light into all life's dark and shadowy places, and she
- seldom disappoints those who believe In and dwell under her
Sociability recognises all of the beautiful opportunities and rights the
gift of speech gives her. .
She is the clearest angel in the happy home.
She is free with worthy thoughts graciously expressed.
She hurls herself into happiness with all the wealth of her heart.
Her friendly chosen words are as far removed from volubility as her cor
dial manners are from gush.
She recognizes the two sweet things of life to be happy one8 self, and
try to make others so.
She is sure of her dignity, and strong in its integrity, affords to do what
possibly a less fine-grained nature shrinks, to essay.
She never locks herself in her room with her tears she dashes them
away, plays the waltz for the children, and dances herself.
She stands close to man m sorrow as wen as joy.
She believes in being merry hearted, and that love, joy, and hope go hand
in hand with sociability.
She is a woman, because she has more tact and knows bow to say things
more graceful than man she makes pleasant chatter and merry
laughter that would be "malapropos" in man.
She knows how to make the home life ideal, the breakfast table so over
whelmingly happy, the joy stays in a man's soul until dinner time,
when halves it all over again.
She knows how to give a New Tear's greeting, and as often as she can,
the kiss of love, to make It sweeter.
She enJoyV everything good in this world, and wants everybody to have
a blight and happy New Tear. ALL1E SHARPS BALCH.
presented by the immense machinery of
Nor dare we
forget things of the
spirit. Perhaps a man may be an abso
lute ascetic and jet be an optimist, but
I am very sure that the divine grace
-fof optimism is at its highest when one
ha a neighbor and believe in mm.
Hand In hand with optimism goes
charity, and love Is never out of hear
ing. Let us spend a little time trying to
realize how much depends upon socia
bility. J RCSSELL MacCARTHT.
Sociability is a combination of affa
bility and dignity in commonplace dally
intercourse with one's fellow-creatures
a well-bred woman can afford to talk
to her domestics about any and every
thing, and cement their affectionate re
spect with every word uttered. She has
a kindly recognition, and a fragment of
pleasant gossip, across the counter, which
often makes a wholesome break in a
tired clerk's dull daj. She recognizes
the power of speech as the most potent
of spells for removing dull, unlovely dis-
content, embarrassment, and loneliness,
and it is a noticeable fact that the
sociable woman never leaves a drawing
room, a kitchen, shop, or coach, that
every other creatures of her kind present
does not acknowledge to herself the su-
TACT ALONE NEEDED TO SOLVE
THE SERVANT PROBLEM OF TODAY
There are subjects which never grow
stale, such as the cure of the baby, the
proper menu for an informal dinner, and
the way to manage servants It Is gen
erally conceded that the third proposi
tion is the most difficult. The perfect
mistress, like the wholly satisfactory
servant, is a rara avis The relation of
the mistress and servant calls for mucn
grace on both sides. The mistress
should have Infinite tact; so should the
nit plsfi there Is friction, unless. In
deed, Uie mistress takes the position of
not caring what her servant is or what
she does as long as she ruinus tne uuues
for which she is hired.
Tn Harrier's Bazar there is an article
on "Our Servants," in which the writer
gives her own experience hhenaa no
bedroom suitable for the maid except the
"spare room" This was very well, but
during the year seven persons visited the
familj. Each time the maid rearranged
the room for the guest, removing all her
personal possessions, and sleeping ror tne
time in another room over the kitchen.
ThJsr'it seems, the maid did with cheer
fulness, and remained in the place until
she was married. The mistress, when
her husband is out for an evening, asks
the maid to bring her book and sewing to
'the living room and spend the evening
itii ,. She also, after a time, by mak-
i , camo arranirements that the
young woman lodging in the city avails
herself of. to turn her bedroom into the
semblance of a parlor, so that she may fit
ly receive any caller there, made over the
maid's bedroom into a sitting-room that
was neat and pretty and suitable to ask
her friend and her friend's Brother to
spend the cenlng in.
Evidently this mistress and maid suited
each other, and both must have been
superior. Such a course Is generally im
possible. Women's Gift to Hew Tork.
Two royal gifts from women are the
Forest Hills gardens an outgrowth of
the Russell Sage foundations and the
gift of Mrs. Harriman, which inspired
the people of New Tork State to preserve
the romantic landscape on the Hudson
and tethe Highlands, to be always
known as the Harriman Park, In honor
of her presentation of lands belonging
to her, that the pople might enjdy them.
Forest Hills gardens is to be a garden
city, like those established in some for
tunate English towns. It is to be at
Forest Hills Station, near Jamaica, Long
Island and. is intended to bring pleasure
and comfort to people of moderate in
comes who in the city must ierforce live
in cramped and ugly flats; while in For
est Hills gardens the same money will
give them a one or two story house with
a greensward, trees, and room to
breathe. "" .
There i-no sentimentality connected
with thlplan. It is. as Robert W. de
Forest, the vice chairman, says of it:
"Forest Hills gardens is a business In
vestment of the "Russell Sage Foundation.
It will be conducted on strictly business
nrindnlca. for a fair profit. Houses will
be built, sold, and rented. Lots will be
sold under protective restrictions Intend-,
ed to Insure to their owners and to ad
jacent owners the residential advantages
of the neighborhood. In its business pur
pose ForesCHills gardens does not. differ
materially from other Long Island real
estate enterprises. -
It is not a charity, it wiu not do
manami a charity. Whoever oeaw
with K, whether as tenant or ma-chaser.
wlll.be expected to. pay xairvaiBe xor
vtrjVthsfeg received. ., -V
flo maoh ih better, .the eelf-respectiag
eMaw4earnmt;.wMi charity, -but: it he
Ipreme excellence of courtesy and socia
bility above all other womanly traits.
j She takes also to heart a practice of
seeing only the optimistic side of things
and tries to forget self by remembering
others and looking into the next life as
into a further stage of the delights of
thic. She tills her life not only with joy
and merriment, but with pity, compas
sion, and tenderness, and with love of
God and of her fellow-beings.
ALUE SHARPS BAIXH.
Sociability is only another name for
love. It is a wide-spreading, far-reaching,
all-embracing kindness, and its in
fluence is quickly felt; Its power end
less. Wc can be sociable with people
whom we meet constantly in our every
day walk in life or with tbose with whom
wc are but seldom thrown in contact,
and wc can make each and all happy
by manifesting a frlcndlj, loving Interest
in them Sociability, unliko friendship,
deals with the manj' rather than the
few, and is purclj -unselfish, seeking
nothing in return. It casts its charm
o-.cr a large assembly of people, and
j by Its subtle and gracious influence, the
tlmld and the brave, the weak and the
strong, the well-known and the un
known, arc all brought together and
quickly and gracefully mingle in a com
mon and beautiful fellowship. There is
f ul, and if he can by paying XS a month
and upward secure a house he will be
only too glad. Forest Hills gardens is
a tract of 142 acres, laid out by Frederick
Law Olmsted; its house planned by Gro
ver Atterburj". When Mrs. E. H. Harri
man and others offered to give their
holding in the romantic landscape on the
Hudson, If the State of New York would
add to their gifts a sum sufficiently large
to make a great park, it was wisely
done, for only s0 can that great beauty
be secured from spoliation. The voters
had the matter presented to them at the
recent election, and the great sum of
$25 000.000 was voted for it with no oppo
sition. Interesting Women Graduate.
The first woman to graduate from the
Philadelphia College of Pharmacy was
Di. Susan Hayhurst. Since then eighty
three women liave followed her example,
but more than half of these have died,
and only four attended, when on Novem
ber 16. the graduates presented the col
lege with a portrait of Dr. Hayhurst.
The presentation address, by Prof. Jo
seph P. Remington,, referred to Dr. Hay
hurst"s long and use'fui career.and how she
helped other women who undertook the
course. Others paid great tribute to this
pioneer woman pharmacist, among them
Charles Parsons, editor of the Practical
Druggist, of New York: Dr. Ann E.
Bromall, professors and physicians, and
others. On the same day. Miss Georgia
Kare. of Groton, was the only woman
in a class of twelve to obtain with the
others bachelors' degrees in both phi
losophy and law at Syracuse Universltj-,
and pass the bar examination for ad
mission to the practice of law In the
State. Miss Hare is the only daughter
of Mrs. W. W. Hare, of Groton. Miss
Hare's "father had been, for many years
prior to his deathin 1903, a leading legal
advocate, and desired that his daughter
might walk in his footsteps, and cher
ished the hope that she might seme day
become a trial lawyer. As the daughter
ceased to be a child, she also wished to
study lay, and for some time before her
father's death had been a clerk in his
office and studied with him to guide her
course. She Is said to have made her
mark in both the college of liberal arts
and the law school.
Dolls the Latest Pad.
One can't help thinking that the latest
fad among idle and fashionable women,
is made more of than the occasion will
warrant- Still, Anna Steele Richardson
is a well-accredited woman, and it is
highly improbable that what she says Is
not so, though one would fain to believe
it in the present case. She is authority
for vthe story that society women (the
froth of society, rather) have gone
mad over dolls. A little while ago it was
dogs, and there is sense in that, for the
intelligent dog comes next to a human
being in interest and. Intelligence and is
one of the; best of companions. Still, it
must be owned that the rage for dogs
did not at all depend on those gifts, but
on the market, value of the pet, which
was often great. Jjogs were cnosen nui
at all for their traits of- character.
From the faddist point of view, it is
only a step from the dog to the doll.
Besides, the dog, while It 'could be decked
out with coat, shoes, and ether things to
render its life miserable, while it could
be 'invested with a geld collar' set with
jewels, and made wretched by many
trappings, after alL as any one may see,
had its umltatlons. Now. a doll can have
as large awardrobe as its owner. If Its"
hair match that et tne woman wno
bought it. It will prove asgood-orjbetter
than -a dummy for -trying cjeomhmettons
no standing apart no feeling .of aloof
ness, for love from which this virtue
springs spreads its gleaming wings over
all. and blesses and uplifts those dwell
ers of the lowly plains until they stand
upon the mountain tops. Only one thing
can stand the test of time and shine
ever brighter throughout eternity, and
that is love, and where low 4s. there is
always a thoughtful, unselfish, tender
consideration for the feelings and needs
of our fellow-men.
It becomes us all to seek the general
good of society in return for the benefits
we receive from it. There is no way
to act out the promptings of our better
nature and to move men in the right
direction more potential than that which
is offered to us socially. It is good to
meet in friendly intercourse and pour
out that social good cheer which vivi
fies and restores, "doing the whole heart
good." We cannot moveothers until we
snow ourselves as one among them. We
cannot know their wants and needs until
we have mingled with them. By refus
ing to cast our lot socially with others,
we are as powerless to do good as is the
mountain peak to raise tropical flowers.
We are not well enough acquainted
with each other, nor all with all. If
we wonld spread peace and good-will in
the world, surely it is incumbent upon
us, as optimists, to cultivate a spirit of
sociability, to make all within our in
fluence nappy by cheerful conversation
and sincere solicitude for their welfare.
Said Daniel Webster: "We should
make It a principle to extend the band
of fellowship to every man who dis
charges falthfullv his duties and main
tains good order, who manifests a deep
Interest In the general welfare of so
ciety, whose deportment Is upright, and
whose mind is intelligent, without stop
ping to ascertain his birth or occupa
tion." Mrs. U B. CHAMBERLAIN.
Sociabilltj' means happiness, and he Is
always a dispenser of sunshine who min
gles jollity with his fellow-man, bringing
good cheer, benevolence, charity, and
good will to all.
Au contralrc, jou have the one who Is
adverse to societj', and then we have the
morose, glum individual, who all shun and
avoid this hypochondriac
Pardon the use of the slang phrase,
"he Is a good mixer," but It Is most
apropos here, as one who Is the expo
nent of sociability; and who ever saw a
"good mixer" but who was a happy, a
jolly, and a good-natured soul the per
sonification of sunshine.
To every optimist "soclablllt j " Is an
asset, a big factor of his stock in trade,
and happy is she or he who Is fond of
good companions and retains them, for
what can be more uneasy to a creature
than the dry, pensive retirements of soli
tude. Therefore he is God-gifted who Is ready
to unite with others for he who is pessi-
mlstic is reserved always, for It Is most
true that a natural and secret hatred and
aversation toward society in any man
hath somewhat of the savage beast.
Remember the Latin proverb, Carpe
diem enjoy the. present day; seize the op
portunity alwajs at hand and encourage
sociability and jou shall be happy alwajs.
in the carriage that the dog formerly
owned, and can be tucked under the arm
much more easily. The doll, so the
World magazine says, goes to concerts.
theaters, dances, and luncheons, andl
wears a pleased waxen smile everj'
where, while the dog sometimes forgot
itself, complained, and showed Itself to
be bored. Those who affect dolls, not
only buy them In all foreign countries,
but copy as closely as may be the cos
tumes worn by scions of nobllitj In those
One woman who has been in Russia
long enough to acquire a fondness for
the stjles affected by women in the
Czar's circle has a marvelous doll whose
outfit simply shrieks "St. Petersburg!"
It has one coat of rojal blue velvet
trimmed with real ermine, the matching
turban embroidered In bullion thread and
semi-precious stones, with a band of
ermine. It motors in a coat of real sable.
And as this doll Is .twenty-two Inches
high, its raiment Is fitted as carefully as
If It were a living, breathing creature.
The favorite costume for afternoon In
society dolldom Is the empire gown, often
made In wonderful brocades of exquisite
design, or hand-embroidered silks set off
by gold stitching and bejeweled reticules.
The coiffure of the smart doll is made
as carefully as if it lived and breathed;
wth tinseled bands, jeweled cabochons.
and Juliet caps of seed pearls.
A Doll's Bondolr On tat.
The boudoir outfit of a society doll Is
well worthy of consideration. Its lingerie
Is all hand-embroidered. Its negligees come
from the land of the crj santhemum. Its
wee slippers and mules are made In Paris.
Its bathlcss bathrobe is of quilted satin.
It Is perfectly natural that the eccentric
woman should sport a doll which in work
manship and raiment differs from 'all
other dolls. Therefore, at the last matinee
concert of the Philharmonic Society at
Carnegie Hall, no one was surprised to
see a rag doll carried down the aisle bj
a young society woman whose fad is mu
sic and musical artists. This young
woman wore a long velvet wrap edged
with fox, and peering from the crook of
her voluminous sleeves was the weirdest
dolly face Imaginable, ui flat, vacuous lit
tle face 'of painted cloth enveloped In a
Quakerish looking bonnet. The doll's
cloak was equally demure and drab In
tone, and she sat through the concert
with a bored expression. In melancholy
contrast to the animated face and move
ments of her owner.
But it remained for a resourceful young
matron to invent the chatelaine doll. Of
course the tiny little creature, swinging
along with a purse, a vanity box, a pencil.
and a salts bottle, from a gold ring, lacks
the Individuality (the personality shall we
say), of her larger sisters in dolldom, but
she Is distinctly amusing. In measure
ment she is a trifle under two inches and
she comes in dosen lots. In other words,
she Is tiny that her clothes cannot be
taken on and off, so she is Bhipped in
goodly numbers to the 'modiste, who
dlplicates for the wee dollies the frock
made for their owner. Does the latter
have an afternoon gown or wistaria vel
vet? A bit of the pliable fabric is twisted
into a wee dress for the chatelaine doll,
even a patch of lace or embroidery being
added -to complete the duplication. Infini
tesimal theater bonnets, picture nats.
opera cloaks, and dinner gowns these dol
lies sport, and they Ue gorgeous sar
torial rows in their owaei'a, jewel box.
What next? win nsmeaaoie women
resort to the time of HogarthV'Maniage
. 1 nutji inH All thjtlr narlars jesith
china monsters, huge pots and buck basal
dressed. In "Turkish costume? Why not?
TJur- drawing-room Aof theisfUy countess.
te that satlre-.on'fiishlie.'coald aet:have
leaked an iooumm. aa o panar eg wymr.
Moral Be sociable and you'll be happy
"Laugh and the world laughs wKh yon,
Weep and you weep alone;
For the sad old earth must borrow Its
But has trouble enough of Its own.
BES3IE STANTON LAWTOK.
God created man after bis own image.
He placed him upon the earth to live
upon it, and to rule it. No man can rule
her single-handed, but he may, when he
and bis countrymen move in harmony,
accomplish feats that will startle the
othkr nations of the world.
Every man has, away down in the
depths of his heart, a desire to have asso
ciates, a desire to make friends ana to
mlnglo with his mankind. This desire or
thirst must be quenched, if H is not the
weight of life would be more than one
could stand. HARRY W. BRTMEB.
There Is. perhaps, no greater favorite
in society than the woman who never
gets lonesome, who finds sufficient re
source in herself to chase away the
blues. And yet If this same woman does
not mingle with others and shed the
brightness of her nature among the
many, her virtue becomes nothing but
mere selfishness. It is coming In con
tact with the outside world that makes
the world brighter and better. It is so
ciability that makes life livable. The
optimist, the woman of sociability, is the
one who Is helping others wTestie with
the problem of life, not she whose Inter
est is no further than her immediate
family. The sociable man or woman is
always optimistical patient, persevering,
noble, hospitable, willing, honest, sin
cere, and all that word implies. As ob
jects are dignified from their connection
with other object, so is one life digni
fied by its association with another hfe,
and only in the exchanging and Inter
changing of manners, customs, &c
through the agency of society, has the
world been revolutionized. Without this
great characteristic and virtue, man
would still have been but a splendid
slave a reasoning savage.
TALLULAH de S. SMITH.
Wc have not fulfilled every duty to-day,
unless we have fulfilled that of being
pleasant, unless we have extended the
welcome hand to our friend and brother,
lifting his thoughts away from sorrow
and strife; unless we have sent thoughts
of good cheer to the absent and sad;
aided the weary and world-worn, and
given our smile to sin-sick and lame, for
it is only through God's infinite mercy
that a similar fate is not ours and some
day our broad charltj- which would ever
help the unfortunate and render life less
difficult for our friend and neighbor may
earn the encomium, "Inasmuch as ye
have done it unto the least of these -ye
have done.it unto me."
"Self Is the only prison that can ever
bind the soul
LoVe ,s tne onl ange, wno c bId u,,.
I eatrs unroll
And when he comes to call thee, arise
and follow fast
His way may lie thro darkness, but It
leads to light at last. Van Dyke.
M. J. MOOR,
"Psychological commerce," Interchange
of Ideas, the medium through which good
things' of life are passed along. In short,
"sociabilitj'." is the angel that keeps
the waters of everydaj' intercourse
sweet. Without It. optimism would per
ish, and hope and good cheer languish
in the heart that gave them birth. It Is
the missionary chapter of fraternalism.
the going into byways and hedges, and.
so to speak, bringing in the embarrassed,
and Inviting them to partake. It is the
art of accepting gracefullj', offering tact
fully, and appreciating heartilj. It is
the spirit of brotherlj- love which fills
the pews of one church, while another
(s sparelj dotted with stiff-necked mem
bers, proud that they have no poor
among them, or that they do not know
the person in the next pew. It Is the
spirit of neighborly Interest which flows
from home to home, making life ideal.
It thrives In the little village, where
roses nod to each other over the walls,
and vines on one porch run out to clasp
the tendrils of vines on the next. It
languishes in the metropolis, where the
very windows seem doubly curtained to
keep it out, gates arc guarded by liv
eried footmen, and one in search of some
sociability seems to decipher over the
entrances. "All hope abandon je who
An unknown poet has asked, "O why
should the spirit of mortal be proud?" It
Is a pertinent question for New Year's
"Dust, thou art, to dust thou shalt re
turn" to-morrow the dust of Lazarus
mingles with that of Dives!
Mrs. H. B. HOLMKIELD.
Sociability is the most compelling Influ
ence in our modern world. It is one of the
highest manifestations of friendship. That
"Brotherhood of man," toward which all
optimists declare we are progressing, is
after all but an advanced form of social
Intercourse. Sociability is an invaluable
aid in eliminating ill will in a community,
and is essential in developing and uplift
ing humanity. Knowing the satisfaction
to be derived from social Intercourse, we,
as optimists, should do all In our power
to make for the advancement of socia
bility and the extension of that priceless
Jewel "Optimisms" among the ranks of
our friends. A. B. FlTZGBBAtD.
Man, like the generous vine, supported
The strength he gains is from the em
brace he gives;
On their own axis, as the planets run
Yet make at once their circle round the
So two consistent motions act the soul.
And one regards itself and one the whole;
Thus God and nature linked the general
And bade self-love and social be the
The music that reaches farthest into
heaven is the beating of a loving
heart- Henry Ward Beecher.
Governments, religious systems, and
various other organizations have been
striving ever to increase the sum of
human happiness to answer fittingly
the old and pregnant query: "Am I my
brother's keeper?" Massive obstacles to
their complete success .have been the
prevalence of the Idea that might makes
right, which has led to the dominance
of the weak by the strong, the belief
that man cannot be a towering tree un
less he grows in a garden of herbs, and
1 allure to recognize the fact that: "They
arc as sick that surfeit with too much.
as they that starve with nothing."
The darkness of 'ignorance and super
stitlton Is disappearing before the light
of knoweldge. and to-day the world Is
learning, as never before, that the hid
den meaning of might la ability to serve
and that only the possessor of trans
cendent genius can dee very high above
his fellows.' Already it is becoming
archaic to say that God, la his lnflatte
wisdom, has deprived many of those
things which the more favored consider
indispensable tohappineaj, and humanity
Is beglaaiarto act Wl" ?
xplred by the following laatiment: "if
thou-iookest toward, mercy, rsaard not
that 7 which benefits rhee. and -how - la
that wamh.ww heaat aaauaft; tc
Iookest toward justice, choose taou for
other what thou choosest for thyself.'"
According to Ward, one of the chief
catffes of Increase of brain has been the
tendency to associate. The decree Is im
mutable that progress depends upon so
ciability. Sociability is promoted when
we "purify our eyes from beholding any
as strangers" when we can see God la
our fellow-man. The recognition of the
interdependence of all human beings la
leading to the general diffusion of knowl
edge which will bring equality to all.
The differences which then exist the
diversity which is really harmonywill
be due to difference in capacity. The
goal to be reached is perfection, accord
ing to kind or station, and this perfectioa
is happiness." Then human thought win
soar from the chrysalis of knowiedga
into the glorious liberty of the atznos
phere of wisdom. All will know that our
needs and our pleasures are but links
in the golden chain which bind each,
T. who saw power, see now kreo per
fect too. Maker, remake, complete I
trust what they shalt do." Then shall
the ringing of all the joy bells oahar un
over the threshold of the Golden Tear.
Optimism menus much to a true and
tried optimist. Our motto, "Let's help,'
should be the password for the year SO.
Remember, God never lets a helping
hand become empty. There are many
ways to be helpful, by seeming cheerful.
Lin looking calm and pleasant, keeping
tally on the host of happy days.
"When troubles march to
Salute them, at the door.
Extend both hands to greet them.
Their worst will soon be o'er;
Beat down their stormy bugles
With your rejoicing drums.
And mailed in lofty courage.
Accept whatever comes."
So Inveterate is our habit of criticism
that much of our knowledge in this di
rection belongs to the chapter of path;
ology. The crowd In the street oftener
furnishes degradations than angels or
redeemers, but they all prove the trans
parency. Every spirit makes Its house,
and wc can give a shrewd guess from
the house to the inhabitant. But not less
does nature furnish us with erety sign
of grace and goodness. Emerson.
To be sociable one must, indeed, be
kindly. To be kindly one must be large
hearted. To be large-hearted one must
think broadly. To think broadly leads
us into a world of wide sympathies. To
be sympathetic and at the same time
helpful, one must be able to analyze any
given situation and be positive In good,
thus aiding those in need of sympathy
to rise out of trying conditions. Life is
made up of "conditions." This is be
cause we are. of a verity, a social whole,
and each one's thoughts effect the entire
community. As we train our thoughts to
go broadly out, flowing forth In sweet
sincerity and truth, we become angels of
light, optimistic rays for good cheer aadj
our words of kindlj-, gracious cheerful
ness may aid many a depressed soul,
lighten thus unconsciously many aa
overburdened mind. To be sociable Is a
duty as well as a pleasure, and being,
both a duty and a pleasure, it soon be
comes a joy. 4.
We must ever be happy. God is, ami
thus we are dally blessed.
"In the name of our Lord the El
Baha! Praise be unto Thee, O thou God
of the world and Creator of nations. Ex
alted is Thy praise and sanctified Is Thy
name! O Lord! Enable us to accomplish
our work through Thy mercy and facili
tate unto us our affairs." jf
"Verily, Thou art the bestower! There
is no God but Thee, the first and the
E. E. CROWELL-DUXLOP.
fjrand Dake'i Motor Sled.
For the past several years, due to the
efforts of the Touring Club of France, au
tomobile sleighs have been much more In
evidence In that country than elsewhere,
several satisfactory tests having been
conducted, says the Motor World. Dur
ing the past twelve- months one of the
more or less distinguished dukes, at
tracted by this method of 'ocomotion,
has built one 01 these self-propelled sleds,
which is novel In that It is of unusual
form, designed for high speed, and is
more of a "wind wagon" than a tractive
vehicle. The particular noble who Is
responsible for It is Grand Duke Cyril of
The -naln frame and body work incites
the motor, tanks, steering control, and
SCftlS. 11 1 OH ICCUiUH,, UA.U, tw
layers 01 material insteau ul unc. a no
body of the sled Is built to carry a tur
bine. In the specially formed funnel In tho
front, by which the sled is propelled.
The motive power Is furnished by a six-
cylinder Gregolre engine of 40-borsepower.
Foui wooden runners support the sleigh,
the forward two serving to control the
steering. Equipped with Its motor of 40
horsepower. a speed of 100 kilometers an
hour has been attained on ice. As it has
a turbine drive, the sled can be run over
-Where Women Tell Age. J
Fran tbe New York Sun. .
Said the new waiter: ,
"There's a woman at the 'phone try
ing to tell how old she is. Thirty-five,
I think she said."
"Wants to come here to dinner, I
guess." said the proprietor. "Tell her
it is all right. She can come."
Then he went on to say that over tho
telephone some women are not afraid
to tell their age.
"Confidences of that kind are imparted
to us every day," he said. "They are
telephoned in by women who, have heard
that women without an escort are not
permitted to dine here. Even if they do
play a lone hand, they like to eat out
once in a while where there is something
going on. but rather than take chances
of a public rebuff, they telephone down
to find out If they will be admitted, jnrst -thing
they tell is their age. The ngurea
mentioned run all the way from thirty
to fifty. Apparently, they hope to eon-"".
vlnce us that at that age women nave
become pretty, sedate, and are desirable
Filllaa- HlaaV Fine.
From Um Bostca Admtiaar.
Asher C. Hinds, the new Congrossmaa-
elect from Maine, will continue on as
parliamentary clerk to the Speaker. Hinds
has become the greatest authority in tne
land on the 'rules and precedents of the
House or Representatives and. "now that.
ha has been elected a Congressman. It yj
was theaafct he would care to resign l
hla'sost. .but pressure has been brought ?il
tn bear tunc, mm to inrego in it w vi
been deolaea that the speaKer cannot ijti
rml tn-Vnt btaaA ahasat from hie ao- . A
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customed place tetheTignt ex-tae JMarfcll
... ..a -uba jfeM iiiiBBMassassar 1 '
era bhiu ata moaayMv
continue servtag MrtMMfcrchttf
It will be- curioua.tOj.
Speaker Clark's cnewe.ww
nlam of Htada," The new
have greater aeed-taaV ever Caaaoa
for a man of Htnoa'. earner, out a.