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THE SIOBNISTG TOIESSTpSTPA, EEBRTJARY 28, 189T
15
How to Be Stylish Without
Great Expenditure of Cash
It lias become customary to think of
fashionable woman as onu who has un
limited money at her command with which
to keep up with the newest things In
dress as well us other lines of luxury.
Upon reflection, however, it becomes evi
dent that it is possible for a woman of the
poorest taste to put herself in the hands
of a modiste and a clever maid, and become
a veil tablemodelof the lateststyles without
the slightest exercise of good Judgment on
her part. There are many such in swell
society whose gowns are quoted as ex
amples of the exquisite taste of their
wearers, when all the time they only rep
resent the ideas of a fafihioable co-turner
supplemented by the offices or accom
plished maids. It would be more in keeping
topointout the maid as a paragon of good
judgment, and il would be of more service
to the public in general to know how the
maid dresses hen-elf with comparatively
Tow resources at her command
The real genius in such matters is the
woman who manages to appear stylish
and well-dressed upon a small amount of
money. In icality, slie Is the "woman of
fashion," because she actually designs her
owii dresses instead of paying a large sum
for French taste in (he cohtume.s she wean,
and for that very reason she may show
better judgment in suiting her own In
dividuality than would a stranger who
has hundreds of other women in mind.
A great many such women of fashion
have already oegun to think of their
summer clothes. The first quc.-tion that
occurs to her is, "How many of hint year's
dresses can be worn this season?"
Tor the consolation of those who be
wail the advent of the small tJeeve, let
me 6ay right here that the summer
dresses will be allowed a great deal
of latitude in this respect. The soft, filmy
materials, do not admit of being drawn
tlulit over the arm. The effectisnotpietty,
and the stuff will not stand the strain.
But worst of all, such lecvesare extreme
ly uncomfortable in hotweather. Fortlie-e
reasons the sleeves on many of the sum
mer dresses now on exhibition do not differ
much from those of last season. One sees
iirge, fluffy puffs and soft draperies that
are in keeping with the new materials.
Such pufffe and draperies" do not stand out
with the aggressiveness of a season or two
ago, but they have a loose, coinfoi table
look.
There is a reason for this lack of what
was once called "chic" in the set of sleeves
in the quality of the leading AuimmT ma
terials. The newest things are soft and
flimsy, with very little dressing. Those
who have lamented the loss tf starch from
their linen dresses on account of last sea
son's sojourn at the seashore may take
heart again, for they will be better suited
to the times than if they had never been
worn. For this reason piques, duck and
canvas will not be so much in favor as
heretofore.
Oliallies lend themselves very nicely to
the sort draping that "Will be in voscue. and
they will, therefore, be much worn. The
new designs have saVn stripes of the 'aine
tone as the groundwork, with a figure in
some light color. A dark blue, for instance,
has a blue satin stripe with small white
polka dots. A cream white ground with
satin stripe in the same tone has a .spray
of pink forget-me-nots and green leaves. In
genfal the figures In challies are r.ither
small, while those in the organdies are
just as large as ever atid very close to
gether. A great many organdie waists are I eing
made up nowadays for use next summer.
These are very easily made, and the young
woman of thrift nnd foresight will spend
some of her winter evenings making as
many ar. she cau afror.I Tor the hot weather
to come. If more young women in the
large cities would remember that they
need thin waists Tor summer before the
Fourth of July is upon them to compel im
mediate attention, there would be more
well-dressed girls in the ofrices, and more
money in the savings banks.
Tomorrow, to speak by the calendar,
is the first day of spring, and though it is
the beginning of a cold, stormy month, it is
only an op-wrtunity to stay in and prepare
for the day that are to come. It -will be
an excellent time to make the shirt-waists
and the organdie waists above-mentioned.
Four yaids of organdy will be plenty
for a very pretty waist. Those now being
made are lined with thin silk of a veiy
cheap grade. One with a pink ground and
a large daik figure is made over pink silk
The lining is made to fit the figure com
fortably, but"hecd not bind anywhere, as
this would require too careful fitting
and would be too great a strain on the
19-cent silk lining. The organdy is then
draped over the lining, being laid in small
pleats at the waist to give the required
fullness. The neck is merelj finished off
-with a straight band, over which any
riblwn and lace stock may be worn. The
bleeves of this waist are the haidest task,
but with a httho patience they can soon
be mattered. They are of the n-utton-leg
cut, with a good deal of leg and not much
mutton that is to say, the puff is very
short. The sleeve is lined witli pink silk,
which Is purred with the organdy at the
top. Below the purr the organdy Is laid
Jn small tucks running across the ami to
the wrist, and at the liottom silk and or
gandy are cut in a point that projects
over the hand. SHicia 01 percaline will
be found more seiviceable but not so cool
ab silk.
In accordance with the general droop
In dress, shirt waists have lost some of
their starch. The newest cuffs are not
stiffened, but are made to turn back
like the cuffs of a man's neglige shirt.
"Waists of wash silk will be found very
useful, and these again may be made at
home, while it is still cool enough to
sew. Pink or blue chainbray Is a pretty
material for summer waistb and is es
pecially desirable because it does not re
quire a lining. They look very pretty
with small bihhop sleeves -with the fine
knife pleated flounce at the wrist.
Some of last summer's dresses can be
refurbished with the new ribbons which
are among the greatest novelties yet dis
played. They all come in at least two
tones. Tour-Inch ribbons in two shades of
green, or gray, or in gray and while,
jellow and white, lavender and white can
be bought for sixty-two cents a yard, which
is not an extravagant price, considering
that one need not use much of it. Such
ribbons will serve to make the short sashes
of two ends and u rocette -which will be
seen at the backs of many dresses next
summer. Flaid ribbons in colors to- har
monize with the material of the dress can
lc made Into collars and sashes for the
only trimming used on a dimity or organdy
gown.
As Eton Jackets are to be extremely
fashionable during the summer season, the
ribbons which have been mentioned will
come In very handy for the wide belt. An
Ingenious young woman of scanty purse has
made use of the new ribbon In trimming an
evening waist. The material of the waist
is the remains of last summer's dress.
The sleeves had grown shabby at the
wrists, and there were some spots on the
Jront of the bodice. She cut the sleeves just
short enough to wake puffs, and then made
the neck square. Around the decoiletage
Eho sewed some of the new striped ribbon,
and with a small crush belt of the name she
had a veiy pretty waist al a cost of not
more than $1.50. A knot of the same rib
bon near the bottom of her silk skirt at
one side of the front would have brought
the waist and the skirt into harmony, but
this was beyond her means.
Another pretty evening waist that has
ribbon trimmings Is made of mouseline.
The neck is cut out in a somewhat irregu
lar line, and at each scallop is sewed a
bow of 1 lbbon, from which a ribbon strap
is suspended to the waist.
The ure&s which the aerage woman neg
lects till the very last moment is the one
which in the long run saves nre money
than it costs. The woman who w-jks is
usually under the impression that she, of
all people, does not need a house dress,
but this is a mistake. No one needs such
a dress more than she. Young women,
who seclude themselves wholly from so
ciety, and never expect callers in the even
ing, can get along very nicely with an
eiderdown wrapper, that can be worn in
their rooms. But fortunately for our work
ing classes, there are not many such young
women as these. Most girl keep on their
tight dresses, which they have been wear
ing all day, for rear somebody may call and
they will not be presentable
A better plan than this is to provide
oneseir with a pretty house dress that
is comfortable as well as presentable.
Ghallie makes a desirable dress of this
kind, and is not expenshe The popu
larity of the Eton jacket makes it posI
ble to have a waist thatis loose without the
suggestion of the negligee which is so ob
jectionable for a receiving dress. One that
I have seen which is shown here has a
box-pleated Eton jacket and a long skirt
slightly trained. The jacket is trimmed
with tiny bows of ribbon, and the skirt lias
strips of cheap lace insertion up the sides.
The lace may be omitted from the skirt to
save expense. Such a dress will serve its
owner for evening wear ot home, for girls'
teas in one room, for Sunday lounging, and
is extremely convenient to slip on in the
morning for bieakfast on Sundays or holi
days, when one is not compelled to go out
immediately nfter. It may cost something
at f irst.but itccrtainly pays in ttie long i un.
The same dress would be pretty in sateen
or percale or any cheap figured material,
and will be found very useful for summer
wear.
A street dress with a short Jacket made
with a vest can be worn in the summer by
removing the vest and wearing a shirt
wait underneath. Some orthe early spring
costumes are made in this style.
ANNIE LAUIUE WOODS.
EVKKY THADE HAS ITS DISEASE.
Curious Hesults of Continued Oc
cupation of Men "Who "Work.
Itis well known that there area number
of dangerous trades which give rise to
seiious diseases; but, as a matter of fact,
almost every occupation has some ailment
peculiar to itself. A doctor can alwaystell
if his patient is a baker, for instance, by
the state ot his teeth. The flour dust col
let ts on the teeth, becomes acid and gives
rise to a special kind of decay. Bakers,
owing to their h regular life, sleeping in
the day and working at night ,and because
of the hot air and dust, .-ire great victims
to consumption. lllfteksmiths, stiong as
they are, very often suffer from paralysis
of the whole right side from the continu
ous shock of hammering, and their eyes
become weak from the glaie or the lire.
Athletes, strange to say, do not as a mle
enjoy long life.
Professional boxers, wrestleis, gymnasts,
cjclists, are short lived and suffer from
enlargement of the heart and diseases of
the lungs. Boiler makers get deaf from
the continued loud noise. Brewers and
brewers' drivers drink beer in such large
quantities that they ruin their livers and
generally die young. Brickiayeis, and
plasterers are very healthy, and they are
said to resemble asses in never dying.
Butchers are very strong and healthy, but
they suffer in health through eating little
pieces of raw meat. Cabmen are noted for
"nipping," and they endure the natural
consequences. The cold also afreets their
faces to such a degree that the muscles of
the face become frequently paralyzed.
Carpenters and cabinet-makers are af
flicted with varicose veins in the legs,
and the action of the shoulders in sawing
and planing produces a diseased conditiou
of the largeartery that runs from theheart
to the arm, so that there is not a car
penter living, a doctor says, in whom a
curious noise may not be heard by applying
the ear to that blood vessel.
Hardly a single china scourer lives to
old age without becoming asthmatic. Cler
gyman's sore throat is. of course, well
known. It is said by some to result from
having the mouth open so frequently, the
airgolngln that wayand drylag the throat.
Others say that it is caused by the clerical
collar. And others still say it results from
the fact that the clergyman preaches from
apulpitaudhaBto bend hisheaddownward;
for barristers, who talk quite as much, do
not suffer as much as clergymen, being on
the same level as their hearers.
Miners, from working in the dark, become
very irritable; their eyes get weak, and
their lungs become quite black miners'
lungs. Cooks, particularly male cooks,
working in hotels, clubs and restaurants,
get gout from continually tasting rich
food, and both male and female cooks
get varicose veins and flat root irom long
standing, as well as the well-known ache
of the face from the heuc and dirt. Coop
ers have a lump on the knee, which IS really
a little bag of fluid put there by nature to
protect the knee from the injurious effects
of pressing it against the barrel. Divers'
hearts become distended from holding their
breath.
Domestic servants are remarkable for
suffering from typhoid fever; housemaids
are frequcutly afflicted with poverty of
blood from drinking tea and running
upstairs. Dressmakers' long hours and
confinement result in consumption very
Co-stiimoN "Within
orten, but more often in indigestion,
poverty of blood, and Impaired ojesighc.
The fumes of nitric acid make gold,
smith's eyes sore, and they get cramps
in their fingers rrom catching .small
fcciews. Nearly all the human ItfUigs
who suffer from thnt awful disease,
glanders, are grooms
India rubber workers have ery bad
headaches and great mental depression
Painters are poisoned by the lead they
use so much aud all their muscles, but
especially the wrist muscles, become
veiy weak. Photographers get poisoned
by cyanide of potassium The dust that
enters the lungs of potters when they are
sifting clay interferes so much with their
breathing that "potters' asthma" is a
well-known "disease Compositors gee
cracks and fissures in their lips aud Mini
tumois in their mouths from the habit of
putting type in the mouth, andconsumption
attacks them frequently because of the
stooping posture and the confined and
sedentary life.
Politicians arc the greatest sufferers of
all, the constant dram drinking giving
them Indigestion, jaundice and neruiw
diseases, killing them at an earlier age
than members of any other profession.
Sailors, very singularly, s.iffer gieatly
from consumption, owing to the cold and
aieuibers
damp and the bad air of the forecastle.
Salesmen and saleswomen in shops have a
lot of standing, which gives them varicose
veins and pains in the feet. Cloth scourers,
who inhale benzine and turpentine, suffer
much from headache, lassitude, and ner
vousness. Shoemakers get their chest
pressed in by the last, lose their appetite
and strength and have headaches. Stone
cutters' eyes are often injured by the fly
ing stone.
Tea tasters, although they only take the
tea into the mouth and do hot swallow it,
become so nervous that they can follow
their employment for only a period of eight
or ten years. The sedentary life of lawyers,
artists, students and literary men gives rise
to gout, which is said to kill more wise
men than fools; dyspepsia, which made
Carlyle's lire sucli a torture, and apoplexy,
which carries off hosts of greatmen. rail
Mall Gazette.
I Prelty Girls-in Auto-Cars $
The bicycle will have a potent rival on
the continent, this comlrTg season; the
tourist now promises to take to the auto
car. There is in LortdOn a'n organization
known as the Motor Car Club, and its
members aie devoted to the one idea of
popularizing those curious inventions
which are like and yet unlike the horse
less carriage. Dr. Call Seellg, a leading
club member, who is the tourist's guide,
philosopher, and friend, has taken up the
matter of motor "car excursions and will
Itench of the Avornce I'tire.
devote his time entirely to the project
this next heason J ' '
'The auto car, which he lias in view for
go'neral ue by tourists Liveii-horse power,
and will carry six people.' Dr. Seellg de
clares that it will go u(!li'fll hud down dale
raster than any team bi (torses can travel,
and. besides all dangsrWfa runaway will-be
avoided. There was 'iSfjuIet experiment
made last year with one of-lhese vehicles,
and the result was surprising it was al
most like having youpihouae along with
you. A sropcojldba madeatanj time.and
no one had to stay in the car to hold the
noise. Supposing the party reached an inn
where there were poor accommodations,
they found the usual drawback entirely a b
sent A tarpaulin, which is carried in the
bottom of the car, could be thrown over the
vehicle, and that was all the shelter It
necdei.
It was at first believed that while
the car would move biiskly along on
loads that were rairly decent, when it
came to genuinely rough tiavel, such as
to irists who tia-verse the continent must
of necessity often experience, the great
est difficulty would be found in making
piogiess. "So the car was taken to Swit
zerland, and fiom there to France through
the passes and over the rough roads
with which the country bing on the
of the London Motor Car Club Out
borderland of the two nations abounds.
"What was the surprise of the four per
sons occupying the vehicle to find that
locomotion -was easier and attended witli
much less danger than when they had
traversed the country at the mercy of
the diligence.
The first tour is now to be made In
June, and will embrace Englaadand Wales.
Dr. Seellg has Induced six young ladies
to take the trip, and he will accompany
the car on horseback. One of the young
ladles will be taught how to manage the
vehicle, for that part of it is simplicity
itself, and so it will be, in a way, an
excursion of new women, although under
the protecting eye of inan. The second
tour will be up among the burns and braes
of Scotland, where the kilted shepherd
and the Edinburg scholar -will alike bo
astonished by a view of the remarkable
method which the tourist has adopted to
A ittL, LlMsszgt &m FW
see the nights. On this occasion there will
be three auto-cars, containing a total of
eighteen persons. It is possible, the in
ventor of the auto-car holds, to form a'
regular train, coupled together, provided
the leading one be equipped with sufficient
motor power.
The Walls Have Ears.
It was a radiant night In June, and as
they walked slowly up the rose-lit path
from the quaint little gait by the road, he
bent his head lower and touched her cheek
with his lips.
She looked up at him in surprise.
Perhaps he had been hasty; perhaps It
was not his right to touch the shrine of his
worship; perhaps the moon had never seen
a sight like that; perhaps the fragrance of
rose and honeysuckle had never fallen on
the air of June that lovers breathe; per-
haps she did not know the measure of his
heait beats; perhaps perhaps oh, word un
certain, filled witli the mystery of man and
woman.
His ces met hers, tremulous with emo
tion unspoken, and they moved silently to
ward the house with his arm about her
shoulders, as comrades walk.
"You are the most beautiful woman I
ever saw," he whispered; "the one woman
in the whole world I love."
As uhe threw her arms about his neck i.i
rapture the four walls of the house fell to
the earth with a dull thud.
That man and that woman had been mar
ried ten 3 ears! ! ! New York Sun.
Hns It u Forelsjn Flavor?
Should you notice any foreign flavor in
your teacup for the next few months, says
a New York conespondent. the proba
bilities are that the quarantine orhcers
here have done their duty too well. The
British steamer Drumeltau is Just in from
the plague-infected Client with 3,400 tons
of ten. one or the largest tea cargoes prob
ably ever brought here, and more than
enough to brew a cup Tor ever y man, woman
and child m this country. The crew, shi,
and cargo are now being thoroughly disi.i
rected -with the most malodorous lot u
chemicals ever known. The officers say the
W
for a Spin.
fumigation will not touch the cargo; also
that the probabilities of the bubonic" plague
germs coming over here from China or In
dia in a shipment of tea are too remote
to be even considered.
Her Fifty Thousand Froelc.
A Chicago special thus describes "a
$50,000 dress," worn by Mrs. Cela Wal
lace at the opening of the opera season at
the Auditorium in that city:
The gown is of heavy duchesse satin,
cerulean blue in color. The court tiain
and bodice are of a rich, lustrous gros
grain silk of the same shade, sprinkled
here and there with a raised design in
satin, representing a long, trailing semi
conventional lily, with foliage, spring
ing from a dainty 1kw knot. The train,
which Is two and one-halt yards in length,
and the full skirt arc lined throughout
with heavy satin.
The skirt itself is trimmed at the sides
and front with two great shawls of the
rarest Brussels point, fully a yard in
width, and each three yards in length.
The lace is festooned upon the skirt "Kith
out cutting, and is caught up at the sides
and in front by diamond sunbursts.
The decollete front of the bodice is
cut square and finished with a mass of
festooned lace, which fills the vest made
by the revers. Falling over the latter,
back and front, and caught up in places,
forming a graceful cascade. Is another
point lace shawl, similar to those on the
skirt. The sleeves are of gros grain, and
or the Marie Antoinette fashion, with a
puff at the shoulder, and mousquetaire to
the elLow, where a flounce of real lace
falls away fiom the arm. Across the bodice
and at intervals in the cascade of lace,
10 -e and sunburst clusters of diamonds
are fastened.
Alo'ig the lower edge of the front of the
bodice are tlnce diamond ornaments with
pendants The Iwck is high to tie neck
and finished with a pleated Medici collar
of lace. The lace used in the costume vr;
exhibited at the Paris Exf oition in lb8.
It won the gold medal It was also ex
hibited in Brussels in 1E80.
Mrs Wallace is the wiCow of Judge Wal
lace, and purchased the Tiffany Chapel,
shown in the World's Fair, -which she set
up as a men orial to herhushand.
A Worthless Autopsy.
The autopsy of the brain of the St. Louis
murderer, Duestro w,is icgarded by medical
experts as far from conclusive evidence
that the man was insane. Dr. Charles II
Hughes, of St. Louis, when asked his
opinion, said:
"Chronic drunkards, withouUhaving ever
been insane, often reveal the condition of
things described In the autopsy in far
more exaggerated form While palpable
diseases of the brain often coexist with
insanity, diseases of the brain do not
necessarily imply insanity. When
a man dies the real evidences ot the sanity
or insanity of his mind are gone. A
post-mortem may serve to cast a doubt
in the minds of those who did not know
the patient tiefore he dies, but it is seldom
sufricieut to "settle the question. Post
mortems to determine these questions
are much like searching among thecluders
and debris of a burnt dwelling to ascer
tain the character of the dwellers 'n the
house. To attempt to prove the sanity
or insanity problem by the back action
process of a post-mortem is just as useless.
It is useful and sometimes conclusive, but
more often Is useless and delusive. I
have no doubt that all the conditions
described were found in the autopsy, be
cause they are not unusual either in cane or
Insane people."
Fred ;MuheyV Brilliance.
All the inhabitants of "The Row" writes
"E. W. L." in the Pittsburg Dispatch, are
saddened by the news from Middlebury,
Vt.. that Mr. Fred Mussey. one of the
best-known of the old Washington cor
resondents, is nearlng death. Col. Mussey
was oneofthe most popularottlie Washing
ton correspondents of the last decade. He
was a terse and vigorous writer, of decided
originality of style, trenchant rather than
graceful, and did an immense amount of
good work for many a long year as a po
litical correspondent for the Cincinnati Com
mercial, in Ohio, aud at Washington. He
has been in poor health Tor several years,
and during the time of hisinabihty has made
his home with his sister at Middlebury.
While absence will soften somewhat the
blow of his death, the news has spread sad
ness among all who knew tills bright and
genial gentleman. Mussey was private sec
retary to Governor Foster, and made a
romantic marriage with a daughter of
the srovcrnor, which was repented after
by both husband and wite. That epibede,
with Its consequent separation, was the
one gloomy passage in the life of the
brilliant correspondent.
Call ner "the Pickaninny Preacher '
Cleretta Nora Avery, the oleven-year-cld
colored girl, known as the "pickaninny
preacuer," who has preached in many of
the large cities ot the country, Is holding
services in Philadelphia. She was born in
Washington, D. C. Both her parents were
born in Pensncola, Fla , her father early in
Episcopal Zion Church. It is stated
of her that when about seven years ot age
she announced to her parents her divine call
to preach the gospel. They tried to dis
courage and to divert her from her purpose,
on the ground that she was too small
and uninformedin theScriptures to attempt
so important and responsible a work. But
Cleretta insisted, and declared that God
had commanded and commissioned her to
proclaim His truth.
Something Xew In This.
"Will you please hold this bundle a min
ute?" asked a nice-looking young lady on
the "L." The young man addressed gal
lantly responded "yes." nnd he is still
holding it. No. you are disappointed this
time; it wasn't a baby, but a choice lot ot
lingerie the young unmarried man doesn't
know what to do with. If it were a baby
he could put It in the foundling asylum,
but he will have to marry to have any use
for the assortment in that package.
"TflE MODEL MOTHER"
a What She Ought to Be and So I
Numerously Is S
Dr. Edward I,. Duer lectured the other
day in Philadelphia on"The Mcdel Mother."
He spoke plainly to his audience or women
of the duties or model mothers, whose In
structions, he said, should begin before she
is a mother at all.
"AsaruIe,"hesaid,"agoodmothermake
a good daughter, and she in her turn trans
mits the inheritance; inculcates these same
modelqualltlestoherchlldrenbya watchful
direction of their growth and develop
ment. Tho time when the child is ill
at casein thepresenceoftheparentsispast;
rather the pendulum has swung the other
way; and the modern parents make com
panions of their children, enter into their
joya and sorrows, seek every avenue to
their confidence and so become the re
pository of all their youthful secrets.
"The model mother does all this and
more, and from the birth of her ohild,
though she may not be permitted to take
part in the deliberation over it, and ita
first dressing and feeding, she yet under
stands the underlying principles.
"Another important point which comes
under the supervision or the model mother
is that of exercise. That which is sys
tematic and userul to older people may
not be suitable to children. -Ciiliftthenies,'
says Dr Hamilton, 'may be genteel, and
romping ungenteel: but one is the sub
stance, and the other the shadow or exer
cise. Girls need healthful exercise a
much nay, more than boys; running,
tumbling and all sorts of innocent vagrancy,
at least once a day thf halters should b
taken off, the bars let down and the young
sters turned loose like colts
"The bicycle." continued Dr. Duer. "hag
come as a godsend to women and girla.
What more beautiful picture than to see-1
younggirlgracefuliyrcililngalonsa smooth
level road, sitting erect-no like her broth
er, bent nearly double-with her hand;
scarcely touching the handle bars, and hei
cheeks suffused with the healthy glow o:
exercise! Another generation will see these
same girls riding with their children-both
generations the better for the outdoor life.
Thebicycle has already given greaterpleas
ure. contributed more to the health, of the
young and added more to business possi
bilities than any other invention of the
age."
A girl may mount, and a girl may scorch.
And a girl may ride all day;
But she ean't carry "water to wash the
porch,
Because hhe isn't made thnt way!
laughingly quoted Dr. Duer; "but," ho
added seriously, "I would caution all
riders against a fatiguing ascent or In
ordinately fast riding."
Turning from the question of exercise
the Itcturer spoke of imthing, the moh5
important, but niost difficult subject with
which the model mother has to deal.
Young girls seem to he constitutionally
averae to cold water, unless trained to it
from infancy. Absolute cleanliness is
essential to the health; in order to hreathe
through the skin the poreh iit he kenc
open, and few people seem to realize the
importance of keeping the sKin in perfect
condition If the cold tub proves too much
of a shock Tor the young girl, let her hathe
in tepid water, finishing ort with the cold
douche and the brisk rub, which will
bring on active circulation and amply
compensate the bather for any temporary
discomrorr.
"When I come to the subject of dress,"
continued the lecturer, 'T c.nfess to a.
feeling of diffidence. There it, where the
model mother must use her best Judg
ment and not yield to dictates of fashion,
the pleadings of her children or the per
suasion of diessniakers- "With regard
to coret.s for women, it ts- the abuse
more than the use that ltas bnmght them
Into disrepute. There is something to
be said in favor ot them. and. personally,
I approve ot them. Intelligent ami sci
entific effort has been made to repair
the damage of past mistakes m women's
dress the long dresses-, the barrack-like
huts and the ill-fitting corsets contrast
the wardrobe of the past time with that
of the pre-ent; the old-fashioned heavy
quilted petticoat, the loose awl volumi
nous underskirt, and the unmentionable
and inadequate protection from cold.
Compare those garments with the cJoee
fitting, warm and comfortable knicker
bockers worn by the girlot today."
Dr. Duer then spoke strongly agalnss
the practice of dressing children in short
stockinet, of sending them out in coM
weather for the purpose or hardening
them and the consequent suffering which
frequently results from such extreme
measures.
"There comes sooner or later to every
devoted mother," concluded Dr' Duer,
"the truth that she is living not for her
self, biit for her children, and happy, in
deed, is the queen of the hive who Uvea
to a great old age. surroundeil by loving
attention the heritage of respect and af
fection, the principles of which she her
self has inculcated."
Mailed in Hlnol Envelopes.
Collection agencies are becoming more in
genious, if not unscrupulous. In their de
vices day after day. and it keeps the post
office officials constantly on the alert to
keep up with them The latest scheme
adopted by n Western concern wa that of
inclosing bills and a request for payment
in a big black envelope addressed in white
ink. The government has received many
complaints ab ut it, and a high official ot
the Potofflce DejKUtmcnt says, with per
haps a faint suggestion of a pun. that tMs
species of blackmailing will be promptly
stopped. He announces that such let
ters will nor be delivered to those to whom
they are addressed, and a heavy penalty
awaits the partita mailing them.
Smallest in the World.
The .sinalle-stinbabited island m the world
Is that on which the Eddystone lighthouse
stands. At low watar it is thirty feet in
diameter. Ac high water the lighthouse.
whcv,e diameter a the base is twenty-eight
and three-quarters feet, completely covers
it. It is Inhabited by three persons. It
lies nine miles off the Cornish coat and
fourteen miles southwest or Plynuwith
Breakwater.
Couldn't laSten to Tips.
A sharp Yankee went into Wall street
about two years ago with $1,000 and has
since cleared 200,000. As this was some
thing really remarkable a well-known
broker was asked the secret of the Yan
kee's success, and he replied: "He is stone
deaf and therefore cannot listen to worth
less tips."
Married Eighty-seven Years.
Philip Bines, 106 years old, and hla
wife Kebekah, 06 years old. or Delaware,
Ohio, celebrated the seventy-eighth an
niversary ot their wedding recently. They
are both in fairly good health, though
somewhat feeble.
Conundrums.
What age do we all dread? Damage.
Whatwasthe age of Esau? Pottage.
What age is common to all? Average.
What age do kings most eu joy? Homage.
What is the most deceptive age? Mirage.
What is the best age for a horse? Car
riage. Wnatis the best age for a soldier? Cour
age. Why is the roar otthu sea like the noise
ot ci'ts and dogs? Because th sea mows
and barks come over the waves. The
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