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HOW FASHIONABLE LADIES RESIST
Impertinence of Men How to lo Agree
able Hiibhingr the Fashions A "Wom
an's Experience A Faintinjr Uride.
Helps In the Kitchen.
Tho cooking school -was oiily born to tho
world a half dozen years ago. Now they
have become so popular that they are almost
s common in New York as the "drug store"
In a prohibition state.
"It sounds a littlH odd," remarked the fair
director of one of these institutions, "to say
that no young lady is considered to have fin
ished her education and to be ready for so
ciety until she has taken a course in cooking,
nevertheless, that is getting to be the fact
It is beginning to bo realized that a knowl
edge of bread making Is of at least as much
importance as a knon ledgo of Greek roots,
and that good soup is worth more to the hu
' man race than tho ability to demonstrate a
problem xf Euclid. After a fashionable
3roung woman has got through her boarding
school, and perhaps been abroad, she comes
here and gets a thorough grounding in the
art of cooking. "Work? Well, there's not
much play about it. She has to mix dough,
knead bread, and wash dishes just like the
second cook nt home.
"There Js no college nonsense of sitting off
and taking notes from a lecture. She has to
do tho actual work until she thoroughly under
stands it Bread is tho first thing, then raeata
and soups, -and finally pastry and fancy
dishes. Practical experiments in all theso
things are mixed with a great deal of instruc
tion about tho care of a house and tho details
of marketing. When tho young woman
finishes a courso in a good cooking school she
has tho art at her fingers' ends, and can get
up anything from a hand made and double
jointed sandwich for a railroad eating house
to a ten course dinner of the most elaborate
kind. Many of the young women who are
learning these things will never have a chance
to use their knowledge practically, but yon
may be euro their households won't be tho
worse off because of it.
"Thesamo practical spirit which has devel
oped the cooking school has made other kinds
of instruction popular which a few years ago
would havo been frowned upon. Great num
bers of young women of wealthy families and
social rank are now learning millinery and
dressmaking. Indeed, I understand that
Eome fashionable modistes draw no inconsid
erable revenue from the instruction which
they regularly give classes of such pupils.
Of course, it is extremely improbable that
nny of theso 3roung ladies will ever havo to
make dresses for themselves or anybody else,
but riches have wings, and a competent
knowledge of theso arts is a good possession
for anyjouug woman. "C. E. R." in New
York Commercial Advertiser.
Kushing tho Fashions.
The room was filling fast -when in stepped
pretty girl. Sho had tho elastic tread, tho
clear skin, the bright eyo, the blowing hair
that belong to American young womanhood,
but nobody looked nt her for these. Every
eyo was bent on gown, on hat, on wrap. Tho
rest of the assemblage were winter; she was
taring. I have no memory for the details of
the costume. I only loiow that it was in
browns nnd grays with a touch of red hero
and there, a ribbon sash fluttering from the
Bkirt, a bunch of posies nodding in the head.
Thero was no tournure. The drapery fell in
simple and natural folds. A modest, unob
trusive garb in every particular, quietly
worn. Every ono gazed at the flowers and
became conscious that tho season for feathers
was gone, livery woman noted tne tanor
jacket and felt a sudden pang of disgust at
the weight of a belated sealskin. A moment
beforo they were uneasy. They had been on
the verge of a transition. The young girl had
precipitated tho crisis. It was upon them.
It was past. They would not appear in pub
lic again till they were dressed as she.
Two women behind me were-talking about
her; a "walking lady" from So & So's estab
lishment, they called her. One met her at
tho picture galleries, in tho book stores, on
tho promenade, wherever women congre
gated, they said. It was her business to rush
tho season, spring and fall, and to introduco a
new matei ial or a novel shape, by looking
pretty in it and drawing ej'cs wherever sho
wore it. 'I am going to ask her what sho
calls that jacket and whether bustles are
really going out," wound up tho bolder of tho
pair, as she left her companion nnd walked
up to tho graceful young girl. A moment
later tho two were in conversation, tho walk
ing lady answering her inquisitor's questions
with apparent readiness and ease.
The walking lady, is a unique advertise
ment. I am inclined to think she is a new
one. She does not seem, at any rate, to bo
extensively employed as yet Most of the
firms at which I havo inquired after her dis
own her acquaintance. Eliza Putnam Hea
ton in New York Mail and Express.
A Woman's 12iierIoncc.
Whenever I offered to help in any house
hold duty I remember I was told that it was
more trouble Co show me how to do it prop
erly, than to do it alone, nnd so my poor,
patient, hard working mother baked and
churned and swept and ironed alone, nnd
when sho had worked herself into an un
necessarily pa i ly grave, she left behind her a
daughter w ho could "neither wash dishes nor
sew up a beam."
Perhaps 1 should blush to confess that I
could "feed the swine," aye and the rest of
Ptock, and I could harness a team and drive
it, too. as w ll as any man on tho place. For
I had led a w dd, nomad sort of lifo out of
school hours, and when I follow &l my father
and brothers to the field they did not seem to
find it a trouble to teach me. so in my way I
became quite a" farmer, but I was none tho
less unable- to keep my father's hoiiMJ. I
learned it all later, but through much tribu
lation. It is true kindness to children to give to
each some daily dut3', and insist on its being
promptly nnd thoroughly done. 1 often
wonder how much of 1113 husband's dyspepsia
is due to tho fact that the means of our early
married lifo were something calculated to
produce that disease in an osti ich. Don't let
your daughters wait to learn their house
keeping by experience. Tho air that some
homes havo of going at "sixes and seven" is
a strain on the affections that few men are
ablo to endure, ilako your childrea self
helpful and helpful to others. Cor. Rural
A Novel Decoration.
Did yoa ever hear of stained glass windows
being made out of stones! Passing down
Chestnut street tho other morning I noticed
Bome panels in tho front door of a private res
idence which were filled with small, rough
pebbles, together wlta a number of polished
shells, placed in tho corners of some deco
rative ornament composed of the translucent
material known as opalescent cr mosaic
glass. As an architect, I was naturally inter
ested in such n novel combination, ,-uid upon
Investigation discovered tho origin of tho
work. It seems that tho occupant of tho
house was down in Florida last year, and his
children made a collection of wholo bags of
pebbles and shells, tho former being of tho
rndest description. Some weeks ago he was
conversing with an eastern art man, who
made tho boast th.ifc he could construct a w:n
dow out of almost anything. ThopebLlcs
and shells were accordingly given cim, with
tho above result The effect is certainly in
teresting to tho passer by and charming in its
srrangenient of colors when viewed from tho
How to Hast a Koora.
The proper way to dust a room is to begin
with tho walls. Pin several thicknesses of
cloth over a broom and sweep the Tvalls
down thoroughly, leaving at the same time
all tho doors and windows open. This matter
of sweeping the walls is important and should
be done onco a week in rooms that are much
used. Then with a damp cloth wipe off the
picture cords or wires, tho backs of all the
picture frames and the tops of the door and
window frames. If there is any danger of
injuring pictures or frames ?ffth a !amp
cloth use a dry one, but wipe them ill off
carefully. As often as you can get a good
draft which will carry tho dust out of the
window, shake and beat the curtains, whether
they bo Holland, lace, scrim or what not, for
they are prime sinners in the- matter of har
The window sash, sill and glass should
also receive attention. Use a large cloth,
with half of it well dampened for dusting,
the dry end being useful to wipe off small
articles that might be injured by dampness
and bo careful that you manipulate the cloth
eo as to wipe tho dust into it and keep it there.
If it gets dirty have a clean one, and always
wash them out and scald them after using.
If there are insido shutters to tho windowa
they need to be cared for almost as tenderly
as a baby. A thorough cleaning every week,
carefully wiping both upper and under sides
of the slats, is the only thing that will keep
them in decent order. A room is not thor
oughly dusted until all tho furniture and
woodwork and gas fixtures have been cleaned
with tho damp duster. Upholstered furni
ture should bo taken out, brushed all over
and then wiped with the damp cloth, not for
getting tho under side. Florence Finch
Kelly in New York ilail and Express.
Woman's Suffrage- Societies.
Ladips in New York interested in "suffrage
for women" are, by means of different local
societies, educating themselves in tho ques
tion of tho day as involved in politics and
constitutional rights. Ono reason, and a very
excellent one, assigned for such a courso of
study is tho ignorance among women of the
theory of government and tho necessity for a
knowledge of the fundamental rules of politi
cal economy, whether the rights of suffrago
bo ever accorded to them or not. Of these
societies, ono is tho "New York City Woman
Suffrago league," of which Mrs. L. D. Blake,
as successor to Mrs. Elizabeth Cady Stanton,
13 president Another is the "Woman's Suf
frage committee," presided over by Mrs. Kate
Palmer Stearns. A third i3 tho "Society for
Political Study," at which city and state gov
ernments am discussed. Mrs. Emily Wake
man is president Now York Cor. Chicago
Woman Versus Man.
"Thero is a growing tendency nowadays for
women tounscx themselves that is, to crowd
into occupations which have up to late years
been occupied exclusively by man. If women
usurp occupations originally intended for the
other sex, what about the men who are
thrown out? for it is very certain there is not
room for both." This is a fallacious popular
idea. The question is misunderstood; women
have not become manly, but men havo be
come effeminate. In consequence of all their
time immemorial employments having been
gradually taken from them, women in this
Nineteenth century aro absolutely driven to
seek some outlet for their energies, or neces
sities, in now lines of work. National Re
view. Just Looked at Illin.
Sometimes an impudent ruffian gets his
due at the hands of a woman. Not long ago
a modest, well bred girl paused for a moment
on a street corner to await tho coming of a
friend whom sho had left indoors. A man
saw the stationary feminine figure, and, ap
proaching, began with confidence to talk
about tho weather and inquire tho young
woman's destination. Ho was met with a
stony stare. He braved it for a moment and
talked on, but presently his w ords began to
fail, ho repeated himself, he stammered, he
stuttered, ho even blushed under tho cool,
surprised eyes, and in tho end ho turned and
almost ran away from tho woman ho was in
sulting. Chicago Herald.
Tho Value of a Helpmeet.
"When a man becomes a widower ho soon
Jearnswhat tho financial worth of his iife
was to him. When he fa compelled to hire
tho food cooked, tho garments made, the
washing and ironing done, he finds that about
rmo-half of his income is 1 cquired to meet
theso outgoes. "Who saved this exnso be
foro? Let the cold fingers nd tho silent lips
in tho graveyard bear testimony. New Eng-.
A Girls' Tiro Itrijjndo.
In a Liverpool cigar factory, where 1,000
girls are emplo3ed, a fire brigade, composed
of tho operatives, has been organized. The
girls are well officered and drilled, and at a
recent blaze in tho factory did efficient ser
vice in subduina: the flanifw
Should Tliey "Wear Smooth races?
A gGntloman who has paid considerable at
tention to tho human voice contends that hair
around the mouth tends to impair tho uttar
auce in song and speech. The sounds are
broken or muffled as they are projected from
the mouth. Host of the famous lawyers,
ministers and parliamentary orators hav
been clean khaven. Among theso may bt
mentioued Lord Mansfield, of whom Junius
said that ho considered him tho most danger
ous man in England, because tho mast
talented; Wilkes, the noted demagogue; Lord
Erskine, Lord Jeff rej', the reviewer; the Earl
of Beacousfield, Mr. Gladstone, Lord Mac
auiay, Richard Gordon, John Bright, Rev.
Mr. Chalmers. ,Rov. Edward Irving, the
friend of Mrs. Carlyle, and Rev. Mr. Spur,
geon. Actors, as a general rule, aro clean
faced, unless when representing historic char
acters, liko King Lear.
In our own country, Patrick Henry," Rev.
Henry "Ward Beecher, Wendell Phillips,
Edward Everett, Daniel Webster, Rufua
Choate, William Lloyd Garrison and Charles
Sumner did not have beards or mustaches.
Now every other minister looks as fierce id
tho pulpit as a dragoon in a saddle, ready to
draw saber for an onslaught. Foreign singers,
to a man, are hairy about the mouth. Ameri
cans as well as British have copied tho men
of the continent of Europo in tho matter of
hair about tho mouth during tho past fifty
years; bctor that a bearded American or
Britisher was rarely seen. Now almost every
one who can raiso a beard has one. It is nol
known whether Demosthenes or Cicero wore
beards, but we supposo Peter tho Hermit, who
preached tho first crusade, and Walter the
Pennyless were bearded, because they could
not spare time to shave. Boston Globe
Tho Study of Unman JCature.
A teacher's work is not to correct effects,
but to study and mould causes. The trouble
with poor government is that it is alwayi
dealing with effects. Good government di
rects tho working of causes. We have known
a poor school become a good one through the
skillful management of causes; thero was no
storming, but disorder disappeared, bad
words were dropped, rough manners were
smoothed, impoliteness became politeness; in
a word, the old school was transformed into a
new one, but thero was no noise about it.
Nothing was done that evc!n a critical visitoi
would notice, but everything was done. The
teacher knew how to touch the springs ot
causes. Hero was tho secret of her success
"Where can I leara this divine artP a thou
sand teachefs ask. Not in books, bat in your
selves. Study causes and effects. First in
your own experience and then in others. Why
do I dislike this and like that! Why is that
boy mischievous and that girl heedless?
"Why? "Why? Why! Soon you will know
just what to do to make thatboy forget his
michlef , and that girl her inattention. Thero
Is no more profitablo study than the study of
human nature humanity as it is called. It
1st more than mind atudy; it is human study.
Tae School Journal.
Trade Pa ace
We will put on sale
all our Embroideries,
Laces and White
Goods, slightly damag
ed by the fire on July
Is also continued, and
you have a golden op
portunity to buy goods
cheap now at
152 N MAIN.
The Banner County of
And the Beautiful Booming City
Clark county is one of the southern tier of
counties. Its west line is 10S miles from j
2200 feet, and Its area 1.000 square miles. I-
population over 7,000. The soil varies; bein
a rich black and mulatto loam several feeU
in depth. No richer soil can be found than
is in the valleys of Clark county. All crops
grow successfully. The health of the county
is unsurpassed. The society is first class, nnd
strangers find a warm welcome among them.
Ashland, the county seat, is centrally locat
ed. Is not yet 3 years old, and has a popu
lation of more than 1,200 people
and is increasing rapidly. Improvements of
all kinds aro under way and in contempla
tion. Solid brick blocks will be built during
the summer. "Water works will be planted
in ninety days, a company having formed
for that purpose. The near approach of rail
roads is another assurance of still greater
prosperity. The grading is now under way
for two railroads within the county.
Prices on lauds are low, as will "be seen by
the following short list, which we give as
guide to prices:
No. S9. 160 acres. S miles from Ashland, a
dark loam soil, nerrly all plow land, balance
mow land. Price $S50, part cash.
No. 119. 820 acres 10 miles from Ashland,
20 acres in cultivation, large sod house of 3
rooms, stables, cow sheds &c. 1C0 acres and
3 wire fence. Fine vallev land with running
water. Price 2500; $1300 cash, balance in
"No. 123. 240 acres 7 miles from Ashland,
very good tract of land; no improvements
except about 20 acres of breaking. Price
No. 141. 160 acres 5 miles from Ashland.
abundance of spring water and shade, 100
acres under wire fence. All fine land.
Price 1200, $000 cash and balance in 4
iNo. 144. IbO acres 1 mile from Ashland.
Good land, gently rolling, a very nice place
to make a home. Price $2000.
No. 145. 100 acres 2 1-t miles from Ash
land. Fine land. Price $2000.
No. 140. 160 acres 11-2 miles from Ashland.
12 acres under cultivation, nice smooth land,
good well of water. Price $1S00.
No. 150. 160 acres 1-2 mile from Ashland.
This piece is the most elegant and desirous
residence property adjacent to the city and
can be ued in 5 acre tracts to good advant
age. Price $50 per acre, and will bring $100
insfde of 90 days.
"We have many pieces of land which we are
offering in large or small bodies at prices
ranging from $4 to $5 per acre; also ave a
large list of city property, business lots on
Main street ranging in price from $000 to
$3500, residence lots from $30 to $125 per lot,
lots being 25x142 feet. Now is the best time
to secure property in Ashland and Clark
county, as prices are bound to advance 25 to
50 per cent in 90 days. Come and investigate
In conclusion would say that we wfll pay
the expenses of any persons who are induced
to come here through our representations
and do not find the statements made by U3
true. By permission we give the following
references: The Clark County Bank, the
State Bank, the "Winton & Deming State
Bank, of Ashland, Kansas, and the First
National Bank, of Medicine Lodge, Kansas.
Small maps and any inf ormaaon desired
will be cheerfully given by addressing
Southwestern Land Co.
J. BLANCH A n ,
155-tf ASHLAND, KANSAS.
Paints ! Paints ! Paints !
WHOLESALE AflD RETAIL.
A complete stock of Painters, Grainers, Coach Painters and
Whitners Materials. A full line of Fine English
and American Varnishes.
ORDERS BY MAIL SOLICITED.
GEORGE H. PLATT,
217 SOUTH MAIN ST.
Passengers for Dighton, the County seat of Lane County, and
the Great Stage Headquarters for Western Kansas, can now make
the through trip in one day. Leaving the depot at 6:30 a. m. on
the Frisco, make connection at Halstead with the A..T. & S. F. R. R
arriving at Ness City at 3:05 p. m., making close train connection
with Hill's Cannon Eall Stage Line, arrive at Avenue Hotel at 8:30
p. m. General Office at 213 "West Douglas Avenue.
J. R. HOLLIDAY,
Staple and Fanev Groceries.
ALL! GOODS WARRANTED.
At Less than it Cost
We cannot afford to carry any goods
over, hence this cut in all summer foot wear.
H. L. Shober & Co.
Parlor Shoe Store,
312 E DOUGLAS AVE.
Pour Doors West of Manhattan Hotel. 133
The Price Cutters.
W. C. Woodman & Son.
The Oldest Bank in the Arkansas Valley.
Available Qualified Responsibility to De
positors of $540,629.99
Do a General Banking Business in all Its
The Star Clothing House,
Robert Jaeks, Proprietor,
To the New, and Comodious Store Room
128 MAIN ST.
Four Doors Above Old Stand
Now Open and Beady for Business,
HARRY PECKHAM, FORMERLY OF PECKHAM k HELLER,
IN FULL CHARGE.
FRESH -:- GROCERIES.
3d St, Between Main ard Market.
TRY MB AND BE PLEASED.
No. 227.E. Douglas Ave
to Manufacture Them.
mi liiiMON & m
NOTICE TO STRANGERS
If strangers who visit Wichita and feel
an interest in its future will call at the office
of Hardy Solomon & Sons, 331 E Douglas
avenue, and register their name and place of
residence they will be furnished thereafter, by
mail, free of charge, with all important matter
pertaining to the welfare of this city. We
will also be pleased to furnish non-residents
with any information they may wish in regard
to our city and will, if they send us their
names and address, from time to time send
them copies of our live daily papers free of
charge. We buy and sell real estate for non
residents and can refer to persons in any
state in the union to whom we have sold
Wichita real estate and for whom we have
made money. We also refer to the Wichita
National Bank or any of the daily papers o
ardy Solomon k Sons.
331 Douglas Ave.
Real Estate Brokers.
W. C. GKENN.
W. C. GLENN & CO.
Loan and Real Estate Agents
Garfield University Endowment.
Lots for sale on leng time -with a Email cash payment. Special
Inducements given these desiring to build homes.
REAL -:- ESTATE -:- LOANS.
205 N MAIN, ST., ROOMS 1 & 3.
w. o. riddell & co.
Real, - Estate - Agents,
CITY'PROPEKTY AND FABMS FOB SALE,
Eent Collected and Taxes Fald. Business Promptly Attended to
Omc8V3f -VM," bank WICHITA, KAN.
SMITHS0N & CO.,
THE ANGLO-AMERICAN LOAN AND INVESTMENT COMPANY,
117 East Douglas Avenue,
Lnd, Lena &cd Inrar&&c Aintf. Mon-r !wr on band. Inf! et Low ratr. VO VZIJLT.
Before mklrut a lm on Farm. CltT. ChAtt-! or VrrKatJ rarltr. eaU aad tm d. Com hs nr trtA
ill description of rcmr Farm cr City propmy We hnUe Urge aoMmnti cf liolh IuUte uzd forrigm
ap!t&l for InTnttment In Real Tjttu ni we iz eriblM vo mak npSd .
Correfpoodence eoUdted. U. L. BWTHSOJ. Xaxaw.
Tucker & Jackson
IMoney Always on.Hacdo LoanCat the Very Lowest Bate.
WE BEFEK BT PERMISSION 'IO
Kansa Nat'l Bank and Wichita Naf 1 Bank
N W Corner Dcazlas and lAwreso Itm. m-
Gandolfo & Co. Prop3.
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