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WOMAN AND nOME.
A PLAr4 TO E9CAPE THE TYRANNY
OF FASHIONABLE DRESS.
Canl-IJvo Bear to "Women Boforo Co
jnalc; Lawa Tennis A Sasgestlon.
Wltli a Foolish Wife Sonny Kooma.
Tilings WortU Remembering.
So let cs welcome that step of pr-ogres
which introdaccs among men the wearing of
corsets. Let us hope that in time the stuffed
cushions and the steel hoops and the length
and weight of cloth will bo added, too. Then
they will see tho absurdity of it, and maybe
the system will collapse.
Even women who are independent in most
things cannot rebel here. They are bound
hand and foot, and are helpless. And so far
from being a sign of freedom, tho unendura
ble, tailor made dress is only an additional
link in tho chain of bondage.
Really and truly, if women are ever to use
their brains and their bodies successf ully they
must be plysically free. Blood can never
rise to tho brain through a tight laced corset.
Vomcn are simply fools to expect it While
tho sex dress as nine out of every ten upon
tho street do, there never will bo a woman
statesman, or scholar, or inventor. The
handful of really great women tho world has
seen were unti-ammeled by conventionalities
of dress as of other things. George Sand
dressed like a man. Joan of Arc was a stablo
maid, with broad shoulders, splendid strong
arms, and shining hair thafc never knew a
crimping pin. A corset would have been as
much out of place upon her as upon an angeL
It is all very w ell to talk of higher educa
tion for women. But they will never gain it
while tho world stands. They will never gain
any intellectual prize worth having as long
as they continue to dress in the present ab
surd and painful fashion. Dr. llichardson,
of London, says so. Tho subject of changing
the whole stylo of women's dress is one well
worthy the attention of social reformers.
I hav a plan to escape tho tyranny for
myself. As I walk home in my day dream,
kicking my frightful tailor-made dress about
my feet at every step, I picture to myself a
future. There is a littlo larm on tho river,
not far from Cincinnati. There is just tho
.pot for a pretty house upon the hill overlook
ing the river. Wo shall build tho house, twe
or three psoplo of us, and go there and livo.
We shall raise roses, and chickens, and
strawberries, and Aldernoy cream. It is my
old dream, 3-ou perceive. But there is another
condition now, added by the largo experience
of tho years. In summer I shall wear a short
k A $1 5,000
BOOTS AND SHOES
: IN-OUR-NEW-ROOM :-
NEXT DOOR TO GANDOLFO'S RESTAURANT.
il New Pirchased Direotlv from tin Bsst Haste--.
Manufactories for Spot Cash, and marked at
UNHEARD -:- OF -:- LOW -:- PRICES.
COME AND SEE US.
3,-Ul, 9 CI
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worm & steams,
North Main Street.
it was. Take a cool s onge oath on rising m
tho morning, and for exeiviso stretch your
hands as high as posible, and bend, first
backward and then forward, till your fingers
touch tho floor; also work with light dumb
bolls or a good pair of bean bags, laying
them before you, some two feet distant, on
the floor; and stepping forward, first with
one foot and then tho other, to pick them up,
raiso them high above your head, replace
them, and regain the erect position. If your
arms are thin and weak, you can make them
round and strong; if your breast is flat, with
hollow places in front of the shoulder, you
can arch it out and fill up tho ungraceful
lirtllrmra Iitt ncinrr linrlif- rlnriK ln11c nTirl TnrlinTl
alico dress, with Justus littlo cloth in it as, dubs dcsinfor yourself variousmove-
urtajcililn In i?ito. I chill wonr n ffnnnnl nntca ' .'...
ments to bring a strain upon tho very musclo
possible. In winter I shall wear a flannel dress
of the same pattern, and shall never havo any
other kind. For mo then cities may go hang.
Fashion especially may do her worst and I
shall defy and scorn her. I shall have
escaped to paradise. Eliza Archard in Cin
cinnati Commercial Gazette.
whoso size you wish to increase.
All these calisthenics should be began with
tho greatest moderation; on tho first day only
a few movements of each kind should be
tried, and for several days they shoidd bo
stopped before you begin to feel tired. At
nil times thev should bo practiced with lunsrs
Chilcl-r.ovo Dear to Women. inflated. ucad croct nnd backbone as
Even more true than for men is child-love vertical as possible. At the same timo vou
dear for women. How dear none but those ' Ki1f,i,i rmirti witli vnnr racket nrul ball
who have Ixxm deprived of it can toll All , agaiiist a wall, either outside the houso, or,
unconfessod, the longing for the tiny, cling-1 in bad weather, in so:no upper room. Har
ing arms and babyish kisses wears deeper and pr's Bazar.
deeper into sad old hearts. I think tho sad-
dest thing I ever heard was tho bitter confes- Man with a Foolish Wife.
sion of a poor, crippled girl I havo known for 0fte 'hcn ; out o j about 9
y Wj8Vfayu1nS woman when I was j havo confronted tho trains full of
a littlo gul Even as long ago as that, I can b ' anxious.iooMlls men hurrying into
remember tho exquisite tenderness that used ( Tn and j. havo j to myself: "I won
somobmes to transform the poor twisted trice dcr howmany of these poor, hard-worked
nnd make gcntlo tho heavy, half-lifeless , fejlows hav0 wi or sistcrs or daushtcr3
nanus, unco, not long ago, sno was ill ana l
was with her. A littlo whitchcaded boy,
"whom some ono who loves him calls "Thistle
blow, :' was nestling contentedly by her side.
"IIow you do love children," I said thought
lessly. "What a pity you liave not half a
dozen to keep 3rou busy!"
Heaven forbid that I may ever km; on any
woman's faco again tho look of passionate re
bellion that was on hers that moment. "IP
she said. "I, poor accursed thing! I never
yet havo seen a woman so wretchedly poor,
so ulterky miserable that I did not envy her
tho wedding iing upon her hand and the
puny, unloed, uncared for baby in her
Sometimes I wonder if tho children left to
the caro of nurses and tho contamination of
tho ctroct would be so left if for one moment
tho firo that blazed in that poor cripple's
heart could shine in the breast of their care
less, fashionablo mothers. If women could
onco taste tho pleasure of doing for and being
with their children it would not take them
who really help them, tako tho weight of
life a little off their shoulders, expend their
substanco wisely, keep from them domestic
worries, and, above all, tako caro of tho
money?"' "But for my wife I should have
been in tho -n orkhouse," is tho secret con
sciousness of many a man; mid it is a curious
fact that while many a woman makes tho
Ixstof a not too estimable husband, no
power on earth can save a man who has got
an unworthy or even a foolish wife. He
cannot raiso her, and he himself will gradu
ally Lower t- lie r lov ol day 1 day,
Whnt la lino within him crow ins coarse to eyii
patnizo with clar.
Or even if she means well, but is by nature
or education " hat I may term an "incapable
woman," he finds himself saddled with not
only his own tharo of tho lifo burden,
but hers. The more generous and tender
hearted ho is, tho more ho is inado a victim,
both to her and his children, till ho sinks into
the mere bread-winner of the family, who
long to learn that tho happiest, most profitr basins work to do, and does it through pride,
able life is that of a conscientious, sweet- duty, love, or a combination of :U1 three,
tempered, loving wife and mother. usually without a word of complaint does it
While there is nothing in this world that till ho drops. jJcn have a great de.-d of error
appeals, I think, to strongly to mo as a bare-' to answer for, but the silent endurance of
footed, ragged, forlorn boy with tears male-1 many middle-aged "family men,"' to whom
inz streaks down his dirtv face I still find 1 often alas! through tho wile's fault domestic
mora pleasure than I liko to admit in wan-1 life lias been made a burden rather than a
dering about among a tribo of jolly littlo tor-1 blessing, ought to be chronicled by tho re-
ments or watching tho pretty, graceful ways
of a well bred society baby. Now York
CIi.i:m i for a Woman of Taste.
I was talking tho other day w ith an un
fortunate woman ho, liko myself, has no
cording angel w ith a tear, not of compassion,
but admiration enough to blot out any
man's 3-onthful sin. Mrs. Muloch-Craik in
Several Things "Worth Jlcmcmbcring.
It is said that salt should be eaten with nuts
A Toy from Ar.llatuia's 1'iclil.
Gun. Hector Tindale post, Iso. ICO. of this
city, has been presented with a small brass
cannon, which is apparently a toy, but it has
a historical interest It was used at the bat
tlo of Antietam, Sept. 17, 18fiU, with deadly
off ct. Ifc was drawn from Sharpsburg while
tho battle was in progress by a boy 1G years
of age, who lived in tho vicinity, and who,
liko old John Burns at Gettj'sburg a year
later, went into tho conflict on his own per
sonal responsibility. Ho took a position on
an elevation, and with his littlo cannon faced
tho enemy and poured load after load of
deadly misfiles from the muzzlo of his minia
ture cannon into the ranks of tho Confeder
ates. Tho young hero fought for hours in
the ranks of tho Union army. Among tho
100,000 me'i with whom ho fought there was
not one with whom ho had any personal ac
quaintance. While thus engaged ho was shot, it is be
lieved, by a Confederate sharpshooter. When
found he was lying upon his face, with his
body across tho littlo gun. After his death
tho cannon was kept until recently, when it
was sold for old brass and brought to this
city with other old metals. A comrade of tho
Tynda9 post, who is an citensivo metal
broker, learned the history of tho littlo piece
of artillery, then dirty and corroded, and
presented it to tho society. It has been
cleaned and brightened up and looks liko
new. It ii. about throe feet in length and has
a bore of less than two inches. Philadelphia
GHing His Blcoil for Others.
The French government has presented a
gold medal to IT. Dupuisch, a common porter
In Paris, in recognition of tho extraordinary
devotion in giving of his blood in operations
of transfusions of blood, thereby saving tho
livesof several persons." During tho past
three years tho gallant porter has braved the
perilous operation seven times. Chicago
nose is said to Lo a good cure
Mary Anderson says she is not coming back
to America until 1SS0.
The divers obtain about fifty packages a
day from the sunken steamer Oregon.
Swinbumo received 200 guineas from Tho
London Times for liis metrical attack on
Mal.injr Snrcof Her Company.
It is a little Boston girl who has been en
couraged to believe that when sho is left alone
to go to sleep the angels are hovering ju-ound
her and keeping her company.
Tho other night, having been prepared for
Led before she went upstairs, she turned
around at tho top of tho stairs, beckoned
eagerly down and called out:
"Como along, angels." Boston Record.
OLD-FASHIONED "WATERING PLACES"
aptness for dress accomplishment, and is not
bright as to bargains.
"Amber," Eaid she, silently wiping away a
tear, "my lifo is a weai mess and an unrest. I
am forced to dress at least becomingly; my
business takes mc where a tasteful toilet is a
necessity, and I can not achiovo success
alone. Can you help mo! Will you go with
ma and buy a dress f
"Ask mo rather," said I, repressing a sob,
"to go with you to capture tho moon. Where
other follcs pay fifty cents a 3-ard for goods I
inviU'iabh pay il. Where others get what
they ask for 1 tako what I am told, and
niako no sign. If I should accompany you,
Borne horrible fate would ovcrtako us. We
aiany Tlaces of Kcnown Havo Ceaset to
TJo Fashionable Ecsorts Tlio Kcason.
"It is astonishing how the old-fashioned
eastern 'watering place,' so called, has fallen
into decay,"' said an old summer 1 ounder tho
other day. "Time was when Niagara Falls,
Saratoga, tho Virginia White Sulphur, Capo
long makes bitter butter. That rust' fiat-1 May and several other place3 of renown a
irons should bo nibbed over with beeswax quarter of a century ago wero tho only rcc-
03-0 for tho production of toilet eirccts, no i to aid digestion. That milk which stands too
omized resorts of wealth and fashion. That
is all changed now. Niagara Falls ceased to
bo a fashionable resort a dozen 3"ears ago, ex
rept for country bridal couples. Tho rapa
citj of all connected with the place gradually
killed its attractiveness. Saratoga began to
go down shortly after tho war. The destruc
tion of ono or two of tho largo hotels had
and lard. Tiiat it rests 3-ou in sewing to
change 3our iosition frequently. That a hot,
strong lemonade taken at bedtuno will break
up a bad cold. That tough leef is mado ten
der b3 tying a fow minutes in vinegar water.
That a little soda w ill relievo sick hcadacho
caused by indigestion. That a cup of strong
cofieo will remove the odor of onions fi 0111 tho
breath. That a cup of hot water drank be- i something to do with it, but tho real causes
fore meals will prevent nausea and d3-spepsia. j wero tho crowd, tho races, tho gamblers, tho
That well-ventilated Ixxirooms will prevent J scarlet women and tho dozens of other ele
morning headaches tuid lassitude. That one j ments which combined to divest tho place of
in a famt should belaidontheflatof hisback; its rural simplicity, which was itsgreatest
then loosen his clothes and lofchim .ilnnv That dii
should be arrested for shoplifters, or return j consumptivo night sweats may be arrested by ! was at Saratoga ten days ago, and you
wiuisaun gowns wnon wc caueu ior cam- sponging tho body nightly in salt water. That 1 would bo astonished to find the place so run
a fever patient can bo mado cool and com-1 down. This 3'car none of the Vanderbilts aro
fortable b3' frequent sponging off with soda t to bo there, and that is a blow that, absurd
water. That to beat eggs quickly add a pinch as it mny seem, can onlj- work great injuiy.
of salt Salt cools, and cold eggs froth rap- ( In the days when William II. went there and
idly. That tho hair may bo kept from falling j took a cottago for tho summer and brought
out after illness by a frequent application to up his stable and a score of grooms, etc., he
tho scalp of sago tea. That you can tako out ( was invariably tollowed by a lot of Wall
spots from wash goods by rubbing them with j street men, who had no other object in
tho 3-olk of eggs before washing. Tho white 1 seeking tho place than to bo near tho "old
spots upon varnished furniture will disappear man"' in case a straj- tip should wander away
brie. I am an idiot, and worso than an
idiot,as regards shopping.'
"Are there not women who aro gifted with
mercantile instincts," suggested nry unhappy
friend, "who would takoua iu charge at so
much a head ami dress us propcrljT'
"1 have often thought," said I sadly, "that
I might find some gifted being to undcrtako
mysvjason's outfit I would pay her price,
and be rid of this uicubus of caro that weal's
mo to tho heart!'
'Let us advertise for her," said my com
panion, while a blush of reviving hope tinged
tha pallor of her cheek; "if such a person
could be fcuud, my leaso on life might bo re
newed." Our talk was an earnest one, and full of
suggestion. Why should there not bo found,
in this day of lone woman's strugglo for in
dependence and maintenance, sono tasteful,
dressy lady who would tako sis less gifted
sistcrs at so much apiece to dress and furnish!
1 thuw tho Imo and await an answering
nibble. "Amber" in Chicago Journal.
Before You Be-In Lawa Tennis.
If you havo any wcik:i3 cf body or limb,
you must cct about correcting it by suitable
niodcrato and progressive csercixs. For in
stance, if your ankles cro no: strong, it is
evidently high tico ihey wero; therefore,
proceed zo crrango a czricz ,cf gcntla gys
cartlcs fcr tho disciplino of tho delinquent
musslw, and go through them religiously
every day till yoa can sit down on one foot,
with tho other stretched out straight in front
cf you, and risa up flvo times in succession on
each foot. If you get quickly out of breath
frith running, practice springing up and down
a given number of times, putting first ono
foot forward and then th other.
If yojr back is not stroac it k hih tima
if you hold a hot plate over them.- ""
Tho Xccil of Out-oT-Koor Life.
What thesj 3'oung women need is out-of-door
life. Not cscrciso in tho "Gym,"' but
tenuis, croquet, rowing, horseback riding,
all in light-weight clothes and with loosened
corset strings. Nowhere, writes an enthu
siast, is bcautj- so perfect as in the saddle.
If woman, conscious of loveliness, con
vinced that tho gods have appointed her a
trustee of beauty for tho delectation of tho
sterner fox and the discomfort of her fel-
from tho fold. These in turn brought up
another clement of sociat-, and so Saratoga
became known as the report of business men,
speculators, politicians and tho better class of
sporting men. This year theso classes seem
to be scattered. None of the Vanderbilt
family will be there. Cornelius and William
K. aro both going to Newport, where society
U more exclusive, and tho Wall street party
will cither hug close to the Jerse3 shore or
make for the mountains in detached groups.
I "It is the great fashion now to avoid crowded
low-woman, has a keen perception of the , i. .c,, tr, i,oi.- Atinntte t from
rmrri-Jil- i Kr.i- oT. I . . ... . .
environments most favorabb to beauty, she j
certainly will not hetitato to seek tha sad
dlo as her throne, and the soft, warm, melt
ing landscapo for a background. As the
glove fits, so must tho habit Then, well
mounted, with a free rein hi a firm bridlo
band, she is off with a dash. Good! The
color comes, the eyes sparkle, and the tresses
would prove truant to tho comb. And this t
is the sunlight Hero 90 per cent Is to be
attributed to nature and 10 per cent to
Cape llav to Bar Harbor is dotted with
these places. They generallj- havo good tea
bathing, some shade, at least 020 good hotel
easy of access, and what is become to be mora
thought of than It formerly was moderate
charges. Tho very wealthy Phdadelphians I
still go to Cape May and Atlantic City, but
rich New Yorkers scatter themselves over
S00 miles of scacoast Long Branch is given
over to transient New York and along the
fttvn.1 a wnnl! Uuv if nlnrwv ?f-rt tltA
the artistic tailor. Get away from half lights T, -1" c T TJZ 1
1 ,t ' , , , .A . a u?n Saturday night and over Sunday tounst A
and drearv 5 o clock teas, ilount and be off. j , , , i ?,. , , , uv:. -.
rr . , :, ,. , ,:. .wi" I few old fannhes from mere force of habit go
PriCir to Richland Springs, Avon Spring, and such
places, bnt the great exodus is now to tne sea-
end happiness. Into tho sadle, young mauls
and matrons. You will then rival the stars,
to bo followed in your course bythoeyeaof
shore, and the smaller the place tho better."
Chicago Herald "Waiks-and Talks."
all Goods Arriving Daily.
Our "buyers liave
"been East for past 30
days picking up bar
gains in all depart
ments which will "be
Watch for the
Boston :: Store S Sales
All Summer Goods MUST GO as
we need the room.
Our 10 and 121-2 eent Lawns
for 5 eents.
White Goods in Proportion.
WALLENSTEIN & COHN,
Tireless and Reitless Workers for Trade.
Of cases of New Clothing, Hats and Fur
nishings every day in the week. We have
bargains in odd suits and boys and children's
clothing. - Come and see us.
Temporary Quarters 216 Douglas Avenue.
1ST. B. Received twelve cases of Stylisri Stiff Hats at $1 each
Regular price everywhere double that amount.
For the next Two Weeks will place such a Low Figure on
Summer :: Goods.
That every Customer taking advantage of this Sale
Will Speak of
-:-THE :-: ENTERPRISE-:-
For Many Days to Come.
Fall -:- Clothing
MANHATTAN CLOTHING CO.
Leaders of Styles and Low Prices
:Strictlv One Price.:
Herman & Hess, Proprietors,
326 Douglas Avenue.
M. A. McKENZiE & CO.,
Mi ii a I niimnvAo tefe&U
nut, uaintis't eifRtAGE-WlRKS
Keptvlrln, Repnintiuj: .-uul Trimming j
iTompiiy Aitouuoa to.
City Trade Solicited and Satisfaction
I VM - T i r Ti ii im LI i "" l r u
kwH i s r
nHirkl t T .
C. A. STAFFORD.
T V C1.KQO
STAFFORD & CLEGG,
Real Estate and Loan Agents
Office south side Douglas ave, 2d stairway w of Lawrence.
H. W. KBNDLB,
FUENEAL -:- DIRECTOR.
And Rralrr in
flSi Woqj G'0 and Metalic Burial Gases
CASKETS, ROBES, GLOVES, Cr'APf. FTC.
Have two fine hearses. A pri ate telephone direct to Wichita Cemrtiry. Oflipottlw a notation J nglax
arenue, Wichita, Kansas. Prompt nttcntlon to orders by Telegraph.
ICE ! ICE 1 ICE !
DEPOT and OFFICE 124 WEST DOUGLAS AVE.
ICE Always on Hand at Depot.
Orders for Shipment and City Delivery
Promptly Attended to.
Telephone No. 128. S0HN & WILKIN.
BUY LOTS IN
-:- & -:- Fishers -:- Second -:- Additio
These Lots arc close to the City Limits, and are lying between Contra! Avr
and Second Street, east of town. These lots arc for sale on cheap
and easy terms. No college, Union depot or machine shop
are to be buiit on them For terms apply at
BTJTLER& FISHERS HARDWARE STC RE
110 DOUGLAS AVE.
ESFinost : Restaurant : in : Kansas.
" -mkUWi & f$1 ?
NOT AN OUNCE OF
SUMMER .-. GOODS
MUST BE LEFT.
I need ail the room I can get for
Fail Goods and Novelties for Fair Week,
Wnich I purchased while in Nevr York: and which are
arriving daily oy the car load.
109 DOUGLAS AVENUE.
EJfnr.V UB. -
tTTK KsOrirr tnr JCK CHEAK In oof ftr ?r.
W. J DE.V5.
a. n r.AxrEix. :tarr iuwi
Real Estate Dealers.
vsr oZioa isi an vZ tyzr pntew awl nr xv,nj S re t Jii-'J.
OTTlCZt-T'JOOX I E.U5LE BICK.
nrrX stafa-wsjr A'.it TXidkltl N'fclioaal Bassk.
DEAN & MAXWELL
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