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THE MORyiKG TIMES, , SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1895.
in Fn$ Fur$
ODISH WRAPS IX .MARKET POR
Seal, Sable and Astrakhan, Coat3,
Capes, Collars, Muffs and
Boas, of Priceless Value,
New York, Scut. 14. Whether the
winter promUes to be severe or mild makes
not the smallest difference to women, who
arc giving a good deal or profound thought
to the contents of their camphor trunks.
By the calendar of fashion It is now full
time for bringing forth from their limn
swathlngs and mothball atmosphere the
wraps of last year, that the furrier may re
model, where a modernizing touch is
needed, or provide a whole wardrobe of
Many an ambitious Individual who
wrought ard saved all the summer rnorths,
to the end that the might clothe herself
In sealskin against winter's chill, will
change her mind and her purchase on learn
ing that t ne price of this pelt has reached a u
altitude only possible to very rich women.
This is because the seal Is rapidly threat
ening to share the impressive dignity of
the dodo In becoming extinct. The catch
this year was very small, so wisely In con
sequence fur seal has been deprived of much
of Its modish value. It promises to be a
good deal used for facing the collars, cuffs,
and lapels of other fur wraps, and when
used as a garment, in what they call
"full seal," that is, without any trim
rniug, it is best made up as a coat.
The most commendable of these coai-j.
has a liack cut to slope well with the
figure, its tail short and almost perfectly
flat and the front double breasted, full as
a reefer and sloping down at least two
Inches longer than the back. For such
a Jacket the sleeves arc wide and flat and
tha collar cut very like that of a shirt
waist, tho rolling upper piece bo arranged
to permit of its turning high about the
ears. Within prevails great beauty and
novelty of lining, in the heaviest Duchess
satin woven In inch broad stripes of warm
seal brown and bright clear red. Occa
sionally black saUn Is used, all over bro
caded lu little gold-colored sea horses
nnd the sloped back of the coat is held
Into the figure by a narrow belt of black
suede, that fastens In front with a small
gold sliding buckle.
Fortunately nature smiles upon human
appreciation of the sable skin as a wrap
and both the Russian and Alaskan supply
Is plentiful this year, though for the first
sharp autumn days, cub bear, that long
soft dusty brown pelt, is a sufficient wrap
wlion made up as muff and boa.
The boa must be long to be smart, very
big in circumference and brought once and
a half round tho neck. This leaves two
hanging ends of uneven length that are
crossed and drawn through a rather flat
Huff, of conventional size, nnd thtn left
to fall nearly to the skirt hem. It Is said
that she must be taught at a furriers Just
how to arrango the muff and boa, and If
one is ambitious to give the wrap its best
effect, how to hold the ni'iff high up, al
most on a level with the chin and only
the finger tips inside. When these hand
warmer are decoraU-d, a pair of bear
fore paws are beautifully mounted, the
cruel claws higlJy polls Jed, nnd rastened
almost like a I air of clasps, on tLe muffs
To get the best effect In fur this winter
for the least outlay of money, an astrakhan
cape collar and muff is a solid Investment.
The astrakhan of wide wave and made up
with a very fluted cape that Juts out onlj
to tho shoulder's points on the sides, but
has long, tab like ends In front. Its collar
ought to be cut to roll very high, having a
sort of llttla box pleat at the back to give
fullnoes, and so well wired that It will stand
like a rampart well above the ears.
Under the chin cape collars made quite
recently have a finishing clasp of crossed
nstrakliau tails and their muffs have only
Interlining, for stiffness sale, as the lin
ing proper is made of selected mole skins
that keep the hands delightfully warm,
Alas, however,' for the day wlicn the
beauty and ebcen of a fur was consid
ered all-sufficient ornamentation and we
woro long capes and cloaks, all wrought
of one tort of pelt. Now it is thought no
sacrilege to use as many as five different
furs on one garment, a fashion only com
forting to those who, from their old wraps,
have preserved a variety of strips and
bauds and arc enabled to combine them
into a whole cape of very doubtful beauty
Short new capes there are, cither round
or cut In four handkerchief points, with
collars of silky lynx and the frills of seal,
set in deep points of sable with a border
of the same It is also in no wise uncom
mon to see pretty astraklian and Fcrsian
lamb Jackets with cuffs and collars of seal
and the fullness of the sleeves striped in
narrow bands of the lightest brown mink.
That, by the way, is the f u r to trim gowns
w ith this winter. It is sold in bands nut
wider than one's thumb, mounted on green,
brown or black velvet, a fine piping of
which shows un either t e of the fur strir;
or in place of the velvet the fur is set on
the hems of skirts, the full fronts of dress
waists, sleeves and hats, between two
narrow lines of Jet. Some of the tailors
who make forecasts of fashions, on the
strength of their own originality, are-talk-Jng
of cloth skirts which will hav every
front seam outlined in a cording of Jet
Ermine has passed Into that Umbo where
discarded modes "await revival, .and fur
riers straightforwardly designate as white
rabbit what a few seasons back they
would thriftily have sold as a second
j. Lr?zx-xi :.
Combination ot Fnra.
grade of the real Arctic ermine. It 1
with white rabbit, a downy, scowy fur,
thnt the long, lovely lynx opera capes are
going to chiefly be lined, for the cuntrast
between the Intense black and white is,
for evening use, a thing approved. These
capes reach only to the knees, with great
baggy satin or velvet Lands falling half
way down the back, nnd Inside are long,
arm pockets. Into which the wearer deeply
thrusts her l"nds and gathers the wide
cape skirts well about slier The exceed
ing richness of these pelerines is quite
Indescribable, for the huge hood is often
made of violet velvet, lined with brocaded
pink silk, or of a clear golden velvet, lined
with ivory-white satin.
THE GOAT IN FAVOR.
Not least on the list of furs mention
able because of Its great promised popu
larity this year is the long, silky, wavy
skin of the Siberian goat. It Is used only
in Its natural tone3. of black and white,
the two combined, one trimming the other,
In Jong evening wraps aad over the shoul
der or plain dart street coats, small
zqcsrc collars of the black gout hair Tall
with something of the effect of feather
trtomlns. Y.'onien wLo are ouslderlng a
very modest purchase ot fur, for utility
aa well aa beauty, will sot so far wrong
in having muffs and boas ot this. The
muffa. to be pretty, sfcojld be very big,
roand and barrel shaped, blacK of course-.
The boa, to possess what Is best described
a A Y
New Sail Coat.
Muff, Too, and
as "an air," must be at least three yards
long, to draw through the muff and show
a pretty tipping of white at either end.
In the same lin" of economy most charm
ing evening wraps are made of toft corded
white or mignonette green, silk bordered
Inside nnd out with the white goat fur
and a wide fluted cape collar of It falling
back on the shoulders.
WHAT MAN BAKE I DAItn.
Itlcycle Girl Outdoca n Dumjler of tha
Opposite Sex With n Match.
From New Tork Sun.
An elderly man, most properly attired in
silk hnl and frock coat, walked up Madison
avenue last night. Near the corner of Fif
tieth street a bloomerileon a wheel pedaled
up behind him, and, dismounting, touched
him on the shoulder andr-sked him If he had
a match. The elderly man hnd been In deep
thought, and he only answered sLorUy:
"No, I haven't got one."
"Oh, well, you needn't be so ugly aboat
It," responded the girl, at which the elderly
man turned around and saw that It was a
woman he had been talking to. The vision
In bloomcra flustered him a bit, but he man
aged to get out an apology.
"I really beg your pardon," he said. "I
thought you were a man."
"Iudeed,"repl!ed the young woman, scorn
fully, "yo.i don't say so."
"Really," insisted the man, "but I have
got a match," and he hauled out a silver
"Thank you much," replied the girl,
smiling sweetly once more. "You see, my
lantern went out, and I don't care to bo
arrested for riding without a light."
"You're perfectly welcome," replied the
man, who had been making frantic efforts
to light one of the matches on the edge of
the case. Falling in this, he made a vicious
scrnpo with it on the sidewalk, tut only
succeeded In rubbing off all of the sulphur.
Two more matches were wasted, and the
man vva about to begin operations on the
fourth, when the girl suddenly exclaimed:
"I thluk I could lightit,sir."
"Try it, by all means," said tho old man.
The young woman look the match and
lighted it expeditiously, secundum artem.
With a quick movement she threw open the
front of the lamp and touched the match to
the wick. Slamming the trout to again, she
Jumped on her wheel, and with a "Thank
you so much, sir," was away.
The elderly man stood still for a moment
Then be shoved his bat back on his head,
mopped his brow with his handkerchief and
"Thai's certainly the most advanced wo
roan I've seen yet."
The Modern Maid.
I nm a-wcary, mother dear,
Enfeebled and o'erworn;
I cannot wield a broom, I fear,
Nor pull and husk the corn.
'Twould Jeopardize my health to makt
Tho beds or can the fruit,
Orjiclp yon dust, or sew, or bake.
Ere I may strength recruit,"
Thus spake the maid, gave a cough,
To strengthen her appeal.
Then donned ber bloomers nnd rode oft
Ten miles upon ber wheel.
Hills My dear fellow, you were, unless
you lied to me.
Mills How so?
Hills You said that you were born In
Some True and Tried Oyster Receipts
Not TTHually Met With.
With the early days of September plump,
well-flavored oysters nre onco more seen
In the market, and the following are a
few rarely excellent modes of preparing
the popular bivalve for the table:
Ojster bisque is delicious. One pint ot
chicken or veal slock (the liquor In which
chickens have been boiled Is excellent for
this purpose); one pint of oysters, one cup
of milk, two eggs, salt, pepper, chopped
parsley, one heaping cup of bread crumbs,
and on" great spoonful of butter rubbed In
one of flour. Strain the stock and set
over the fire with the crumbs in a farina
kettle. In another vessel heat the ojster
liquid, and when it simmers add the oysters,
chopped flue; cook all twenty minutes.
In a third vessel scald the milk, stir into
this the floured butter, boll up sharply
and pour u).on yie beaten eggs. Bet in
hot water while you turn tbi oysters
and liquor Into the kettle containing the
slock and crumbs, and cook together be
fore putting in the parsley and other sea
soning. Finally pour In milk nnd eggs,
after which the soup must not boll, but
Ma ml In hot water three minutes. Serve
promptly In a 1 ot tureen.
Tor panning oysters In the following
way, use patty pans, scallop p'ates or
small deep china saucers. Cut pieces of
thin toast to fill the bottom, butter them
veil, pour a tablespoouful of well-seasoned
oyster Juice upon each piece, dip
the oysters In their liquor nnd put a double
layer of them upon each piece of toast.
Flacc a morcel of butter upon the top, put
all into a baking pan, cover and cct in a
quick oven to Lake eight or ten minutes.
Serve with Email bits of lemon to each pan.
A LUNCHEON DISH.
A tasty dish for lunch is made thus. Upon
a very fine wire gridiron place come slices
of salt pork, cu t very thin; en each tlice lay
a good-sized oyster or two small ones;
broil, and servo hot with fried parsley,
coffee, crlp toast and chopped cabbage.
To grill oysters Lnvo the griddle heated
some time before using. When ready. Just
touch the griddle all over with butter or,,
fat bacon tied up In a clean while rag. Lay
the oysters carefully on the hot surface
with a tpoon ai d turn with a troou. The
whole secret of good grilled and panned
Xew Capo Collar
oysters is to l.ave them as dry as dry can
be, before cooking.
To devil oj Eters take fifty blanched oys
ters, four ounces of butter, one tablespoon
ful of flour, one tablespoonful fine cracker
dust, one saltspoonful salt, one-half table
spoonful dry mustard. Rub ho batter and
flour to a smooth cream. Put the Juice ot
the oysters into a saucepan. Set over a
clear fire, stir in the butter and flour, add
tho other ingredients, with the exception of
tho oysters, and brln? to a boll; then put In
the oysters, take oft the fire, let stand a
minute and pour into a hot tureen and
IN TOE SnELL.
To devil oysters in their shell3, select
larger ones and when opened keep them in
their deep shells with the liquor. PJace
the shells on a gridiron, season with cayenne
pepper and salt, placing a a small piece
of butter on the top of each oyster. Have
your fire bright, and a few minutes will
suffice to cook them.
Chopped oysters and cucumbers in mayon
aisc is served with fish.
Tried oysters make a garnish for baked
fish. Tboy should be fried perfectly brown
on both sides and be arranged around tho
fish on tho platter.
Oyster salad Cut a quart of oysters into
bits, mix with them two thirds as much
blanched tender celery, also cut, not
chopped. Put into a glass dish and pour
over it a good majonaUe dressing and
serve immediately. Until tho oysters
and celery are mixed, keep both in a very
cold plaoo. LOUISE E. HOOAN.
Not Whnt XIo Meant.
A story Is told of a certain committee
meeting In which the proceedings com
menced with noise and gradually became
uproarious. At last one of the disputants,
Ifslng all control over his emotions, ex
claimed to his opponent: "Sir, you are, I
think, the biggest ass that I ever had the
misfortune to 6Ct eyes upon'." "Order,
order!" said the chairman gravely. "You
seem to forget that I am In the room."
has been Mother to sister
and companion to father.
Her Brothers Unite in the Finest
Tiara IJver Seen, and Her
Trousseau Very Costly.
When Miss Pauline Whitney marries
this fall she steps from tho quadruple rolo
which she has been filling Into still an
other character. She has been a mother to
her five-year-old sister Dorothy, the help
ful sister of her brothers Payne and Harry,
the pet of her old bachelor uncle, Million
aire Oliver Payne, and the comfort and
steady companion ot her father. How she
will combine the dutks of a wife with aU
these even her closest intimates wonder.
Resides being so much to so many. Miss
Whitney is the Idol ot her grandparents,
hcadofthePaynes.of Ohio, and thedircctor
ot the small fltfarces of the family as they
relate to the distribution ot funds to the
brothers nnd the adjusting of household
It Is only fitting that a young woman
who is so muchto her family should be
properly remembered with settlements
on her marriage, ,ad her friends are de
lighted to tell that no richer gifts than hers
have ever been showered upon a bride.
AN UNCLE PRINCE.
Tha greatest of all is from her uncle,
Oliver Payne, who has been an Inmate of
the Whitney family since Pauline was
born. He loved Mrs. Whitney as few
brothers love a sister, and the years she
was in Washington he gave her 5100,000
a year, with directions to "spend it en
tertaining her friends." After the term
was over he bought the house at Croesus
Four Corners Fifth avenuo and rifty
seventh street aLd gave 11 to her as a
The sum which he will give Miss
Whitney upon her marriage varies accord
ing to the narrators. Some say that it
will be a cool, plump $1,000,000 clear, and
others that It will be in the form ot a set
tlement of $50,000 yearly for life.
Either way It provides well for the new lit
The gift of the bridegroom Is a matter
of much speculation. Almeric Hugh Paget
la a rich man. lie Is one of fourteen chll
drcu of tho well known Paget family of
England. He came here ten years ago with
only a stout heart, willing hands and a few
letters of Introduction. He" wanted to han
dle real estate lor "English cap)' lUts, nd
so well did ho do it for a few that many
have slnco employed him. To-day he lias
an agency of millions of ilc'lars, and h,
Income Is well toward tic-twenty-f he thou
sand point a year. Ills gift to I1I3 bride will
bo no mean one. There nre to be family
Jewels Included,' ami hs broUher, who will
act as best man, who arrived or -steamer
that brought the Duke of Marlborough here,
was the custodian of a string of pearl3 and
a box of priceless corals, the same that hat e
been worn by the ragctladles since thedayo
ot Queen Elizabeth!
E ecrctary Whitney has a handsome settle
ment for his Oaughte. He gives nothing
to her outright, but prefers a hereditary
rlcht in the big fortune which he has made
wlthing a few years. Ills idea of keeping
the fortune large is to keep It intact, never
dli idlng It, and puttinglt In the hands of tho
eldest or most capnble son for management.
Miss Whitney will enjoy the Income of one
fourth of the Whitney fortune for life and
her heirs after her forever. This is tLe
largest hereditary settlement on record.
When Mrs. Whllney died she did not leave
a great sum. Her fortune was estimated at
only n million, and this she willed to her
husband. It was understood at the time
that he would settle It upon the family in
tho best possible way. All Mrs. Whitney's
laces and Jewels were likewise left to her
husband, and these he has kept put away
in vaults, waiting for his daughter's mar
riage or cntc'Cnlnlng of society. They will
be her marriage portion, and It is rumored
that Mr. Whitney will present her with the
family residence, which belonged to his
wife. The Whitney family have lived in it
not at all since Mrs Whitney's death, and
young Mrs. Paget in the house would work
wonders towards restoring it to its former
MISS WHITNEY'S CHARACTER.
The style and manner of this girl who will
have so much are singularly sweet. She has
never had an easy year in her whole life,
and her troubles have chastened her into the
calmness and gentleness which liken women
to Madonnas. Her advent into socioty was
singularly sad. Stricken by a disease (hat
must prove fatal soon, Mrs Whitney buoyed
herself up for the "sacred dJty" of pre
senting her daughter to society. Miss Paul
ine was called home from her French con
vent and hurried into her debutante gown.
Then.-wondcrlng, frightened, fearing, white
as a plucked snow blossom anel sorrowii
for her mother, she went through the ordeal
of meeting New York society. Twice thnt
evening her mother had to be supported and
given restoratives, and next day the debu
tante forgot society for the sick bed. Mrs.
Whitney lived Just four weeks after this.
Then came two year-old Baby Dorothy's
delicate health and the sadness of-the Secre
tary. Thesplritsofthepoor girlvvcredraln
cd, and nothing but the long Journey to
Egypt restored her. Here she met young Mr.
Paget, nnd "what might have been expect
.Among the wedding presents of Miss
Whitney may bo mentioned her trous
seau, which is gprgous beyond compare.
It has been largely made in this country,
though an order left in Paris last spring
vviU causa the Bcc'rctary to dig deeply
Into his pocket wtlen duties arc paid.
Miss Whitney's habitual dress is a black
one. She is fo very Jair that black makes
her look like a lily. She wears very stylish
gowns, with the pis sleeves of fashion, the
tidy skirts, and tie small, fashionable little
bats. She is eo kler.der that she looks like
a fashion plate, although putting on nono
of the gaudlncss of , those who try to set
A very handsome, dress went home to
her from New York this month, nrd it Is
photographed in it, that this will be her
traveling gown.- It is deepest blue serge,
with fulness of skirt ard sleeves. It is lined
with rofe, and the little hat has pale bluo
and black in its trimmings. A trifling
gown like this, with bat, costs nearly a
hundred dollars, but that is little fur the
girl who has such bountiful riches.
Miss Whitney's wedding Journey will be
abroad, for she has a quantity ot new rela
tives to visit. Bbcwlllspendsometimcwltb
Lady Mary Paget, Mrs. Stevens daughter,
and there are ten or more Paget brothers
and sisters to meet. Miss Whitney, being
in mourning, has never been regularly pre
sented at court, but she knows many of the
royal family and has been Informally re
ceived by them. She will have valuable
presents from titled ones ot royalty.
FROM XADY UERE3F0RD.
A very beautiful gift was brought oyer
for her by the Duke of Marlborough. Tboeo
who have seen it say that in her selection
Lady Beresford showed most wonderful
taste, for she chose a string of opals for
lucky bracelet. The opals aro all set In dif
ferent lights, making a continuous string
ot blazing nnd varying color.
Miss Whltnoy's wedding presents will in
clude several homes. Tho Now York house
Is tor her when she enters Into the New
York Beason, during the grand opera period.
The home in Minnesota Is where she will re
side during her husband's busiest time In
real estate, and her Newport, Lenox and
liar Harbor residences for the Whltneys
have cottages in every place will be open
during the summer season. The yacht Co
lumbia will ba at her disposal, and, from all
accounts, the entire present possessions of
the family wul be turned over to her. She
has so Individualized everything that It Is
all hers as a spontaneous gift from ber idol
Mrs. Almeric Paget will bo a very young
matron. She Is Just turned twenty-one,
and she Is the Junior by many years ot the
other brides of the autumn She Is tho
richest by endowment of any, having more
actual money turned over tu her than Miss
Rockefeller on her marriage to Harold
McCormack, and Is the one whose position
in society will be tho most responsible.
Among Miss Whitney's gifts will be a
superb iloral offering from the boys of a
certain florist's establishment, which has
b?en kept alive for years by the Whitney
patronage, and another will bo a set of
the finest bedding from the maids of the
household, who have been all summer
industriously hemming and marking it
with the double Initials.
In diamonds, laces, heirlooms, homes and
money, Miss Whitney will be the happiest
ot all brides, and in the possession of a
golden hearted wife, Mr. Paget may con
sider blmbclt as of those who have "one
whose price Is far above rubles."
LABOTJCIIEHE AND THE WOMEN.
Guys" tho Lndy Suffragists nnd
A little while ago a number of the shriek
ing sisterhood subscribed a fund to prevent
my ever again being returned toParllament,
and sundry sisters are now having an outing
in order to spend this fund, writes Henry
Laboucbcro in London Truth. At one of
my meetings two ot tho sisters, one aged
nnd the other middle aged, tackled me and
asked me to explain my views on female suf
frage. I declined to answer any question un
less put to me by a resident In the borough.
"Have you a mother?" asked the middle
aged sister. I replied that, in common with
a good many persons, I had had a mother.
What this Interesting fact had to do with
female suffrage I do not know, bat appar
ently It is the key of the question, for the
next morning a goodlsh looking young lady,
with esthetlceyes and robed inestlieticgarb,
penetrated Into my room at ray hotel.
"I will not bellcvo It," she snld. "You
cannot be against us Have you a mother?"
Again I pleaded guilty to the soft impeach
ment Then she harangued me. Theconver
sallon drifted Into one upon love "Ought a
woman to marry without loving?" she ask
ed, and she explained to me that a baronet
had once proposed to her, and thatshc bad
refused him because she had not loved him.
This personal Incident, strange as it may ap
pear, did not convince me that I ought to
vote for propertied women having votes
My visitor then confided to me that some
doctors held that she ought to bavo an op
eration for some internal complaint, while
others doubted It. This potent argument
for female-suffrage still, however, left me
Impenitent, on which she went awsy.
The next day the sisters had a meeting, at
which the Conservative candidates appear
ed. The chief sister the lady superior, I
suppose she oaght to be called announced
that she would take me to her arms If only
I would be converted "But he's a married
man, ma'am," shouted the audience, amid
roars of laughter Another sister was ad
jured to go on, with cries of "Keep it up,
dear." On the whole, therefore, lam afraid
that the sisters left the place thoroughly con
vinced that I and my late constituents arc
a very ribald lot. I trust, however, that
they enjoyed their outing nnd went back to
London not better, for I do not question
&&&3Eji&'Zfe&fif? -I? -iSiiM. ry-A 1 1 Mill! I lli
ill ilk Jllllfl
' W5SlaS?SS-&WS?Ji(n lift
Mis-, l'ifiillne Whitney.
(Her most recent picture.)
their domestic virtues but wiser sisters.
My experience of thera confirmed my previ
ous opinion, that women would do well to (
rest satisfied with the influence that they
already cterclse over men and not weaken
it by Joining In the rough and tumble otelec
tlons. The Benson.
He Why do girls like to be ergaged so
often and married to seldom?
She Why, fhey get a d'nmocd ring for
each engagement and only a gold ring
for marriage. Truth.
ADVANCED IDEAS AS SHOWN
IN SOME RECENT BOOKS.
Olive Schreiner, Beatrice Har-
raden, Mrs. Norman and
Their Realistic Creations.
London, Sept. 14. There may ba "no
sex in art," but there is art In sex.
At least, if one defines art as do the "ns w"
school, men and women, but chiefly the
latter, who call noticing by that name but
realism and revelation.
Nothing more forcibly strikes the average
American, say from the latitude and
longitude of Boston, who enters Londn lit
erary society as a guest, than the utter
frankness ot thought and conversation
which characterizes it, and which is but
faintly hinted at In the books born of this
Intellectual ferment. The new writers
claim to tell the world all their story, and
to make full revelations ot tLeir beliefs;
bat they do not. Phihstia Influences Bo
hemia, because riulistla alone has money
to buy books. Bohemia only reviews them.
Once in a while a writer Is pretty
frank, though. Mrs. Menie Muriel Dowia
Norman Is a caso in point. Mrs. Norman
has a pecultar.Iong, back-sloping face, some
what like that of Mrs.Siddons, and dresses
i.t.r l.-ur.so as to nelfj.tcn the odd effect
As Miss Dowle she made an adventurous
tour of the Carpatldans, In men's clothing
nnd on horseback mnch of the way, and
ma etc of her experiencesan attractive book.
Her husband is also an adventurous globe
trotter and the author of "Peoples and
Politics of the Far East." Mrs. Norman,
In a recent novel, represents a girl as select
ing her husband, not for love or for money,
but for his height, broad shoulders, sound
teeth, and general physical well being, that
her children might inherit these qualities,
tho match being made solely on their ac-
count. This is a pretty frank return to
tiie Darwinian principle of selection.
Every one in America knows all about
Mrs. McFall, who calls herselt "Sarah
Grand," and about Mrs. Mannlngtem
Caffyn who. as "Iota,"' wrote "The Yellow
Aster " Neither weman has any literary
standing here; neither, I think. Is as much
read as in America, and neither is any
lorgcr "new," ro rapidly do fashions in
plain freaking change Mrs. t'afiyn'is
utterly forgotten, a woman of one book;
Mrs. Mcrall Is once more the subject of
gossip from the report thnt the is to colla
borate with George Moore in the production
TSii -3 (?0 - , Vs pSSvfeHJ
l$If ' Jif I PStTvl
ot a play. That play should be a beetle
marvel ot realism MoOro tp furnish th
realism, Barah the thrifts.
Mr Mcoro is to work with Mrs. McFalL
perhaps, and to marry Mrs. Cralgie, tha
"John Oliver Hubbard" ot the title pages,
the American woman who recently ea
cured a divorce from ber English husband.
Mrs, Cralgle is tho new woman of epi
gram, her brief books scintillatirg with
Oscar Wildcish paradoxes Mrs Cralgli
is almost beautiful at her best, her pose is
that of one who is never in earnest, and
her conversation. like ber books, has on
Iceberg glitter. She la one of the ablest ot
the new writers, and prides herself on never
being in earnest over anything lees serious
than the divorce court.
Most of them are In dead earnest. Thcr
is Olive Sthreimer, for instance. MayLo
the average reader doesn't always know
what she moans, but she means It v ery much
and takes herself seriously. Bo docs her
South African husband, who has assumed
ber last name. "Mrs. and Mr. Olive
Schreinier," folks call them in Jest.
The racket-like rl?e and fall of "lota"
is nothing to that of Beatrice Uarraden,
whose first book was a tremendous hit.
while the second was an equally monstrous
failure. There was. Indeed, about Mia
Harradcn's book nothing to offend the
fastidious. Perhaps that is why she is
forgotten in her California retreat, while
writers who tell of a woman with a past
instead of a disagreeable man have a mora
enduring; vogue No tuch forgetfulness
enwraps the name of Mrs. rendered, who
Is brutally frank at times in ber treatment
of ecx problems.
Every one comes up In Loi!on to breafhe
Mrs. Schreiner, fnra South Afncaflri.
Evcrard Cotes, from India. The latter is
the Sara Jeannette Duncan, who wroto
for one of the London illustrated paper
some years ago, the experiences of Ameri
can girls in London. Mrs. Cotes has and
employs humor, -and Is not to be classed
with the writers of "problem books" at alL
Bat Ehc once did let a serious mood beguile
her Into clefc-ribing the career in London
Journalism of another American girl, a
fictitious one, w ho turned out not eo well
as she who wrote her history Las done. And
it was a sad, tail book, with a dim, gray,
unrelieved tint of the dawn ot dismal day.
Just such another sad book, but with less
of the trail of vulgarity in its characters,
was Ella Hepworth Dixon's study of tho
life of a newspaper woman. Miss Hep
worth Dixon Is a tine looking young
woman, with a fair, pure profile and an
Inherited trend toward Journalism. She is
now editing a ladles' magazine and both
she and Mrs. Cotes know all about the jour
nalistic life they have described.
One ot the most Interesting of the new
women writers is Miss Emma Brooke,
the author ot the anonymous "A Superflu
ous Woman," published some time ago.
The superfluous woman, you'll remem
ber, loved a simple shepherd and was alto
gether too new to be even understood by
him, when he ventured to reassure her that
be "meant her no harm." Then she mar
ried a degenerate lord and was miserable.
Most married folks are miserable, by
the way. In the new woman books. Miss
Brooke Is a socialist and a member of the
Fabian society. To be a socialist is Indeed
one of the fads ot the new woman. Sarah
Grand calls herself one, though she is not
a scientific student ot that or any other
subject, and I suppose halt the younger
writers are sockiTTsUe in theory. Grant
Allen, who, though not a new woman him
self, has written about "The Woman Who
Did," is one of the most radical socialists
In Britain, and the cause Is extremely fash
ionable in Bohemia at the moment. Con
sidering the tremendous Influence cf Bo
hemia upon Philistia, this is a tact of pro
phetic Importance In British politics.
The popularity of socialism among the new
women is undoubtedly due to its uncom
promising declaration of the sexes.
I have spoken ot the speech and manner
of Eohcinia as more frank than Its writ
ings. It Is obviously difficult to illjs
trate this point, but perhaps I may, withouu
claiming Bohemian honors myself or com
mending those who do, tell of a weddinjj
in the artistic rather than ot the literary
section of Bohemia. Before this occurred
Die h.eiy, addressing her Intended besband
on one occasion before an audience by no
means few, rcmarkcel "I want you to
distinctly urderstand, Frank, that I am a
woman with a rast." "
"Oh, that's all ri?ht," was Franks irgen.
uous response, "I'm no angel myself"
Here at last is the long-heralded disap
pearance of the "doi.ble standard" of mor
ality Whether its disappearance in Jusl
this fashion Is a thing to praise I wouldn't
undertake to say.
There Is in Lordon no Bohemia, as (ho
word is understood by outsiders Conform
ity bas cut its hair, and its habitues have
abundance to cat, elrlnk and be clothed
wherewithal The writers of books and tha
more fortunate one tenth Jn Journalism en
Joy belter Incomes than in America, though
thu bLrh private In Journalism docs not.
Many women who write daring books are
neither In nor of Lol.emia, but arc quiet,
home-staying todies, blessed with an the
domestic virtues and facilities Many who
write Sunday-school books", on the other
hand, are personally of the new order and
Indulge their freakish literary tastes under
It would be easy, after all, to take the rew
woman In literature too seriously. With
tho new century we may see a new deal ot
the cards, the dust fleeihg before a nevr
broom. And we may not.
Where art thou now, sweet love of ycstc
oft I wonder what has been thy fate;
Alas, dear heart's desire, to my dismay,
I realized thy graciousness too late.
I loved thee then; methlnks I love thee now
Tcrchance 'tis but tlie mem'ry of ourpast.
The lips pressed close to mine, the whis
Tho fceepsakc3 of a love too sweet to last
Alas, of all my loves that I must say.
Where art thou now, sweet love ot i
day? Henry B, Cj
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