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THE REPUBLIC: SUNDAY. JULY 13. 1902.
MRS. STUYVESANT FISH HAS COME TO BE.
KNOWN AS NEW YORK'S BEST-DRE$SED WOMAN.
MONKEY AS GUEST OF
WfilTiLf TOR THE SUNDAY REPUBLIC
What Mrs. "Jack" Gardner Is to Boston
Mrs. Stuyvesant Fish Is to Sew York.
Ladylike, beyond all thought of Impropri
ety: rich beyond the dreams of avarice; suf
ficiently good-looking to he called a beauty:
endowed with family and supplied with ed
ucation and culture, the Is remarkable for
certain characteristics which distinguish I
her among a hundred other high society
women, all endowed with wealth, beauty,
family and position. j
Perhaps it would bs correct to classify
this something; under the general title of
talent, for Mrs. Fish Is the most talented
women with which New Tork society has
to deal. Bhe Is brilliant to her taper finger
tips and to her brilliancy is owed much of
the effulgence which has made Gotham and
Newport shine the past half dozen seasons
and caused London to grow envious.
Mrs. Fish has certain peculiarities.
Bhe never dees anything Just be- s
cause other people are doing It. O
4 She never follows the multitude. s
s Ehe spent June abroad, not for the
O coronation, but for her gowns. O
She is not ashamed to say that she s
s has a daughter in society. s
O She docs not pretend to be young.
She Is not a made-up beauty.
O She speaks every known language
4 that could be met In society. O
O She Is not afraid to take up poor s
O geniuses and develop their bent. O
She Is progressive and eager and O
O society would feel as lost around
Gotham town without her as Boston 4
s would feel without Mrs. Jack. O
If Mrs. Faran Stevens, the woman who
organized society along with Ward Mc
Allister, could have a successor in the.
present day, that one would te Mrs. Stuy
vesant Fish. Ehe has nil the qualities of
leadership and she Is popular, which last
h-alt Is the most essential one .1 leader
Often the Guest of
Mrs. George Gould.
Mn. Fish Is a particular friend of Mrs.
Oeorgo Gould. She spends a great deal of
time at Georgian Court, Lakewood. and.
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The statesmen presented this week are of
rarylng degrees of public utility. One Is
nllrenlng the national vaudeville at Wash
ington with his marvelously expert pro
ficiency in verbal boomerang throwing. Ho
is also expert with the bolo. and, like a
conscientious policeman, sticks to his Beet,
the root of which has sunk deep In the
natures of others. "Boxer Bill," however.
Is a palpitant patriot. Perkins ditto.
The suggestion that the title of this cam
stflatlon be changed during the summer
months to "Who's Hot in America" is here
by rejected with scorn. It will be the mis
sion of the author of these biographies to
ksep not only himself but his readers cool
during the heated term, and he trusts that
nothing will Interfere with his continuing
to cut lea with them for many a long day.
Perkins, George Clement.
United States Senator from California,
ald-de-camp to General Elklns of the Beet
Root Bushwhackers and leader of the
Boxer Brigade. Like his chief. Is a good a'!
around American, having been born In
Maine and lived all over the country, set
tling In California. Born IS&. studied farm
ing at the Kennebur.kport Military Acad
emy and attained such proficiency in plow
ing that at the age of 12 he went to sea hi J
for four years plowed the main. Was
appointed cabin boy of the brig Nancy G..
and by dint of hard work rose to the posi
tion of bosen's mate, in charge of the lar
board watch, which he kept wound up and
going without the loas of a second, day In
and day out. for four years.
In 1HS. wearying of a sailor's life, he re
signed his office on the Nancy G. and went
to San Francisco. herc h embarked upon
a mercantile career, establishing a depart
ment store at Oroville, CaL, where custom-
rs could secure anything they wanted '
Jtrom sailer's yarns to a tin roof. Decided I
fo go into fruit culture because he did not
wish to be known as an apple pioneer, but
branched out Into banking, mining, milling
Entered politics In 1SG3, and In 1ST! was
elected Governor of California. As a close
student of the Chinese colony of San Fran
cisco ha became an expert tJoxer; and when
in 1902 the Elklns Beet Root Bushwhackers
were organized to save the Union from the
Cuban peril ha became prominent In Its
councils. Was elected Senator In 1S33, and
la likely to remain until 1B, if not longer.
His Interest In beet culture is not so keen
as that of General Elklns. and when It was
proposed to remodel the dome of the Capitol
so that It should resemble that excellent
esculent and thus become more suggestive
,cf its ownership, ho Is believed to have op
posed the suggestion. Is considered by soma
to represent California's chief hope for
presidential honors, for which his farsight
edness Is aald particularly to fit him. From
fcls residence at Oakland. CaL, he can see
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a -rsw ". v.T&s-sn.r. i. ' i.5fcse ? - i." sataw5:
when In town. U onen at Mr3. Gould's
Fifth avenue home.
Mrs. Fish Is nlso a friend of Gotham's
leader, Mrs. 'William Astor. and from that
lady she gets much of her Inspiration.
If this Gotham woman has any particular
forte In a long list of marvelous attain
the Sandwich Islands on a clear day. rnd
the Philippines with the aid of a class.
This shows him to be a man of wondrous
brerdth of view, and it is not Impcssltl". If
Senator Teller can b Induced to withdraw
from the contest, that he may win the noxt
Republican nomination. ,
Talks little, but is author or several In
teresting monographs on such varied topics
as "The Cuban Invasion." "The Dngo and
His Due" and "Political Beets, Live and
Dead, by Ono of 'Em."
Mason, William Ernest.
United States Senator from Illinois. Head
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r.N THE COSTL'.MKS .SHE HAS
ments. It Is for getting up rare ami new
entertainments. The so-called circuses havi
arisen under hrr lmnd and the dances at
which professionals come in to entertain
the elite. ;
Mrs. Fish's friends nttrihute to her the
lawn variety show.
I. J SrfSk
They credit her with the headdress din
ner. They say that she Invented the dinner
They claim that without her the Jose
phine revival would never have come In.
Th 1K styirs were all started by her.
Ifcraer of Cook t'ounty. Familiarly known
In Washington as
HON Kit HILME
FROM THE STATi: OF ILLINOIS.
TIiTi: F.-ankllnvill'. N. Y.. July T. 1EV;
Ills ti-s words were: "This alu't Chlcagof
iti tonrti of deep anl tearful protest. He
could nut lx quk-ted or tevcral hours, un
til hU parents had the happy thought to
light a vft coal Sire In the Move, when tha
Infant statesman dropped off Into n peaceful
t.uml)T At the ie of S he moved to
Iowa, and there received the academic cd
ueatkin whieh his -nade h!in n rlal,of the
m.iMers of culture In public life.
From 1S5 to iSTO he tHUght school In Des
Moines, la., where tho Influence of his
tp.tcnlnss la still felt, the city having from
that time called itshslf Ley Moines, instead
of Dc Moines, sliowlm; the marked Influ
ence of a cultivated mind upon Its environ
ment. In 1S71 he took up J he practice of
law and upon such a large tcalo that ho
moved to Chicago In order to llnd room for
It. Entered politl.-s In f-tate legislature in
1ST3. and made such fame us an orator thit
thv city of Chicago tegan to expand so .is
to accommodate his voice, which has a
reach of eighty mlloa in ccry direction, anl
which, when taxed to the uttermost on till
prairies, can bo heard as far as Kaunas
Went to Congres" in 1K7. and was elected
to the Senate In 1897. At the World's Filr
in Chicago. In 193. he was one of the most
successful exhibits, and was so beautiful
WHY WOMEN HAVE "NERVES.
wr.rrrnx ron thc sitndat RErrnua
"It Is not at alt strange that women have
'nerves.' " said a physician the other day.
"You will notice that they belong particu
larly to those women who ar leading what
wo might call a strenuous life, and not so
much among those for whom existence Is a
more humdrum affairs.
"Especially do wo find "nerves' among
women who are employed in a business
capacity. To begin with, the majority are
criminally careless. I have known women
to not only attempt but to accomplish a
hard day's work In an office on a cup of
coffee and a roll for breakfast, and tea
and toatt. or a chocolate eclairs and a bowl
of milk for luncheon.
"Frequently I hav sen a party of girls
making their midday meal of an Ice cream
soda. They probably save their extra lunch
money for lace stockings or neck ribbons,
but they expend ten times their value In
"If a man tried living on thst plan he
would soon collaps. but. as men are con
stituted, there Is no need of apprehension
along that line, for a man thinks mors of
his meals than a woman does (unless it
happens to be a tete-a-tete affair after the
"Another reason for a woman's prominent
nervous characteristics Is that she never
shields her nerves. Tbty are allowed to b-
Tlie lilgh-walsted Empire cmner costumes
were first seen at her house.
The wonderful surprise puddings, era of
. wnicn a dancer steps, nro said to have been
! given an Impetus by th; entertainments at
! the Fifth avenue mansion,
i But It Is not alone- In the entertainment
1 line that Mrs. Fish excels. She wears mar
I velous gowns, and is sold by all to be the
'woa? ' "' -"ere the
Her color is blue.
Carnations and Orchids
Are Her Favorite Flowers.
ITer flower Is the pink carnation In sum
mer and the orchid In winter.
Bho wears pearls.
; Her gloves are made to order.
. Her boots are marvels of hand-work.
! Sho never wears exactly the same gown
I She rather affects the French style.
1 though all countries contribute to her
She spends part of the year In Xew Tork.
part In Newport and part of the year
yachting: quite Incidentally she goes to
To be the bcstnlressed woman in the 4CO
Is a great honor, for it means a great deal
I'esIJe money. It means artistic taste, re
finement and skill, and It means a great
If Mrs. Fish were to have no other honor
that one would he enough, but to the laurel
of good dressing I laid the ono of talent
for he Is the genius of society whose spec
ial fate ami furte Is to drive away Its
And so. to beaut. brains, wealth and po
sition. It milled the attribute of being tho
best-dressed woman In New Tork and the
most talented one In society. And. with all
these, surely Mrs. Stuyvesant Fish may
consider herself the most richly endowed
woman outside King Edward's domain.
archllectMrally that the Duke of Veragua.
was with difficulty convinced that he was
a permanent and not a temporary structure.
In the Senate he has represented the I.afce
Michigan spirit to perfection, one moment
svrene. calm and smiling, the next th very
embodiment of an overwhelming storm,
with the waves a-lashlng and the trees -
crashing and tho wilds a-smashing befora
his thunderous eloquence.
1 Joined the Beet Root Bushwackers frcm
, principle, not from self-interest, since he
lias no particular iiKing lor ceeis. even
when sugar-coated. The danger of the
competition of Santiago. Havana and Clen
fueros. Cuba, with his Tiust. Chicago. Im
pelled him to throw himself nobly Into th?
breach, where, single-handed and alon. If
need be. lie would protect his trusting con
stituents from the .idvance of their malign
Industrial enemy in the Antilles. For this
a statue Is to be erected on tho lake front
In his memory, he-vn out of solid brass and
Inscribed In brilliants on the granite pedes
tal, ns follows:
He saved Oilctxa
h'rem Ibe lro.
And nur4 the Cuban troop
Into the roup.
And saied cU Illlnot
1M1 i:iIHe lloy.
Recreation-Playing golf with his ene
mies, many of whom he has holed out at
one stroke. Motto I am a Mason. Ad
dressCare of Elklns. Perkins and Jones.
Boxing Taught. The Capitol. Washington,
ccme too sensitive. If she misses a frry sh
does not sit calmly and wait for the next 1
one. She sits orr the edge of th seat, taps .
her foot upon the floor nnJ Is continually on
the alert for the flrst sounds of Its ap
proach. Thin she will worry for fear she will
not be able to secure a seat. Bn will con
tract her eyebrows, bite her lips and clinch
her fingers, all the tlm using up nervous
energy. Instead of storing It awiy for a
time when It may be needed.
"How few women we see who hava that
sweet placidity of countenance that w ire
pictured In their grandmothers' portraits!.
This manner of living has stamped itseir
upon women's faces Just as lrrtvocably as
upon their constitutions."
Holland Primrose Bloom.
There Is a plant In Holland known ns the
evening primrose, which grows to a height
of five or six feet, and bears a profusion of
large, yellow fljwcrs. so brilliant that they
attract Immediate attention, even at a
great distance. But the chief pecularlty
about the plant Is the fact that the flow
ers which open Just before sunset, burst
Into bloom so suddenly that they give one
the Impression of some magical agency. A
man wh has tven this sudden blooming
says It Is Just as If some one had touched
the land with a wand, anil thus covered It
all at once with a golden sheet.
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Newport. July 10. All s-oclcty here "9 dls
cussintr the latest prank of Mr. Stuyvesunt
Fish, the social leader and heroine of num
berless Innovations which have amused and
startled her guests. Mrs. Fish' latest
"escapade." so to call It. consisted of mak
ing a monkey the guest of honor at a din
ner given recently by Mr. and Mrs. Harry
The arrival of Mrs. Fish at this resort is
generally the signal for a social surprts-e
of somo kind, as she Is constantly plan
ning such things. But all agree that her
latest achievement In that Una Is the best
of them alL
It came about as a sort of Inspiration.
Mr. Joseph Letter brought a crowd of so
ciety persons from New York on his steam
yacht, the Taurus. Among his miests was
Mrs. Stuyvesant Fish. Included In the
crew of the yacht Is Jocko, a monkey, and
the pride of the forecastle. Mrs. Fish 'took
& great fancy to Jocko and on the trip won
the little animal's heart by gifts of sweet
meats and delicacies from the table. Jocko
took kindly to the attentions said him by
the society leader and was threatened with
an attack of enlarged cranium.
Unknown to the other guests on the yacht
Mrs. Fish was quietly tralnln-r Jocko for
the part he was fo play In the little sur
prise which she had prepared for her
friends in Newport. At meal times the
simian sat beside his new mistress and re
ceived Instructions in etiquette, much to tho
amusement of tho other guests.
With the arrival of the yacht In the har
bor the monkey was forgotten by all the
guests except Mra. Fish. She. held a brief
conversation with the steward, there was
a transfer of coin of tha realm nn v..
society matron went ashore with Jocko In
her arms. Her coachman was instructed to
drive to O'Connor's, the fashionable tailor
of the place, and a. mult nf !? n-
ordered for the monkey. The tailor pnA J
'""". " wouia nun nis Business, he de
EYER HEARD OF
WniTTEN FOR THE StWDAT REPUBLIC.
"One trouble with pets Is that they are
such a nuisance to move." said tho man
who was going out of town for several
months. "I like my fox terrier, and I
like my black cat. because he Is a beauty,
and lucky in the bargain. And I like my
canary bird there never was a bird with
such a range of notes. But certainly they
do become nuisances when I have to move."
"Why don't you put them In the truakr
raid the man who uses his eyes when he
"What Is that you said?" gasped the
"I said. 'Why don't you put them In the
trunkT rut the dog In the trunk. Put the
cat In the trunk. Put tha bird In the trunk.
Get a check for the trunk and there you are.
Your pets wll lbe waiting for you at the end
of your Journey."
The man with the animals looked at his
companion as If he didn't know whether to
suggest the gold cure or to ring for an am
bulance. Finally ho said, simply: "You've,
been smoking, old chap." and went on with
his packing. Tha other laughed.
"You do as I tell you." he said. 'Tm all
right and clothed In my proper mind. I
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One of the prettiest members of the Del
mar chorus, Lydla Moody, the subject of
"A Runaway Girl" poster. Is the only on
of Delmars merrymakers who appeared In
the original New York production of the
Miss Moody was made the subject of
Archie Gunn's posters, from which the
'Runaway Girt" costumes were modeled.
HONOR AT A DINNER. A
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An" . S -j.
TO THE PET.
clared. If word got about that he was act
ing as draper for a monkey.
liut Mra. Fish was not to be thwarted la
her latest plar.. She told O'Connor to make.
l!i- suit and place his own price on tha
rult. Th- tailor and ills assistants pent
in unpleasant iuartr of an hour measur
ing Jocko for his garments, the simian be
imj un-I-r the impression that eome harm
was Intended Mrs. Fish helped to allay
the animal's fears, and the cuttin-r out of
the cloth went on. Jt wa-j n, hurry Job, as
the garments had ti be finished within
three hour in order that tha surprise
might be effective.
At the stipulated time the clothes wers '
delivered at the Fish mansion and Jocko
was soon arrayed. The trousers were of
cardinal colored cloth, trimmed with black
braid and bras3 buttons. The Jacket was '
In the form of a Russian blouse, with &
belt. A tin-.- watch chain dangled from a
breast pocket, but it was soon removed, aa
Jocko developed tendencies to eat it,
A note had meanwhile been sent to Mr. .
and Mrs. Lehr asking- permission to brine
a guest to the dinner to which Mrs. Fish (
had been invited. Tho Lehrs, who knew
nothing of the monkey episode, made prep- t
aratlons to entertain a visitor, who. tho I
note intimated, was of a distinguished for
At S o'clock Mrs. Fh. with JocXo seated
In state at her side, drove up to Arlelgh.
the villa occupied by tho Lehrs. Thero
was a well-bred shout of laughter as tha
society leader entered with Jocko gravely,
trailing beside her. The seat of honor re
served for the "distinguished" guest was
placed at Ma disposal. The stately butler
seemed at a loss how to wait on tha guest
und plainly showed his dislike of such In
novations. Jocko, faithful to the tmlnlni- '
recejved on the yacht, acquitted himself re- '
markably well, and nobody seemed horrified '
when ho forsook tha knife and fork for
the primitive fingers. The dinner wa a
merry one. and the health, of Jocko wa
urunit in an seriousness.
A "DOG TRUNK?"
haven't been drinkins
and my brain Isn't
"Do you seriously advise me to pack my
dog. my cat and my bird down that air
tight box with my two suits of clothes, my '
hair brushes and my other effects and then
Insist that you aro not craxy?" This with .
"I didn't say anything of the kind. X
didn't say put them In this trunk. I said
pet the dog In n trunk, tho cat In a trunk
and the bird in a trunk. If you kept your
cyts open you would have noticed, in aa
apparently obscure shop In a side street off,
Broadway, somo trunk arrangements that
are unique. One Is about two feet Ions by
a foot wide. Instead of betas closed on alt
sides It has a wire screen fitted Into ono '
end. It opens and shuts Jest Ilka a big
trunk and Is provided wtih a lock and key '
Tho ywajcger doc fanciers aro fast adopt- i
lng the dog trunk and tho bird trunks ar I
fashioned on similar lines. .
"But this Isn't all. Did you ever hear oC 1
-. ..-.v.... .......v. vi tuunc. you man L, xou
rCr .,,a.rd ? a.ny.vtJ,k bu th8 old-fashioned
kind. Well. th hun-mi tmnv in..
looks Just like- an ordinary affair. When
t.ll . "'" oiuou on cno. 11 is as perfect a
chiffonier as ever yotr saw. filled with draw
ers, n top for a mirror and all tha anDli
snees of a modem chest." 1
"Wo learn, we learn." admitted the "is
of pets, and he provided himself with a dog
trunk, a cat trunk and a bird trunk, and
the problem of transportation was solved.
The dress shown In the poster Is an ex
act reproduction .of tho one worn by Miss
Moody In tho initial New York presenta
tion of Monckton's work at Daly's Theater.
After her two seasons with the DaIyvcom
pany. Miss Moody appeared In "San Toy."
and recently In "King Dodo." She -wlU
probably return to the Savage forces la the
fall to Join the "Sultan of Sulu.-