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(Copyright f?.r Tbe Times, 189,)
Tell me. have you seen the raiiiyluy
promenade? if v..u haven't, wait until
? ?ne of those coldly-cutting, tia pty days
comes ak.ng. winn the wind blows brisk?
ly and the air Ls full of a sort of de?
lightful .hill. S..me p?..pl. Oon't like lt,
they suv. but they are the people that
shiver all thro' winter and look pall
and blue and pinched ami uncomfortable.
Von haven't mien Sympathy for them,
anyway. The pretty color doesn't COON
and go in their faces, and you have a
VagUl Suspicion that their blood is really
ns blue as they claim.
te are not the people that make
',>? ratody-day promenader, Saunter
to Fifth avenue on the next morn?
ing that dawns w.-t and "disagreeable,"
you may be Jual a little surprised,
What _ lovely morning:" you will hear
rt, in tile freeboot of young
i bot -i walking almost an
bobr, and am nol a hit tired " "An hour.
i- thal .ill'.' Why I've splashed thro' the
? ' ins morning and have
fc"t, oh. roch ;m appetite!" "Dear me,
how charming you look,"-this
from a lill, shin damsel "and what a
?mp', sion you are developing!
' lt " Lot's keep
'? up ? ? ? long, until w. , - *
llble Then, wh. i we
? c.. i.- the rage?"
N will look from one glowing
- 'i.-iing what it all means;
don'l I ai i?> umbi. lias, as
..- ladles usually d >. Ah!
.lt of I n.-w and fashion?
able physician "Coi plexlon? humph!"
grunt..i he in rh.- approved style ol the
n edi .1 man, 'that's a simple
igh matter." vmi ail the girls held
I doors. Never carry an umbrella,
..??I never put on a veH; wear a mack?
like; but above all, shoes
inch-butt.>n. d, round-toed, heavy-soled,
ing, gradually Increased b> two or three
with the ram >.r enow and v. ind
ng > our face, will send you home,
I wai rani vdu, with brighter cheeks than
Arel they all started to follow tl
some "f thi m otad ta pretty ?
.nu.sties stiver gray, Mack lund with
bi ghi checks, and reds and blues. Others
lain even a mackintosh; and wear
simple dreeeea of black cravanette doth;
it is close warru and quite vvatr-i,
With a .skirt not too tull .,nd rather
?kort, k loni tl turned back In single
ia lng a .ian t black i ill, cheml
? ime is light, r and more
satitfactory than the heavier cloak.
Why doesn't Lady Henry Bomerael Iel
us alone, anyway? What righi ha
<>r her allies to declare we shan't wear
pretty, low-cut frocks? It's easy enough
the '.rouble, just i>.-. i be?
neath h'r plain, high-buttoned bodice,
and there isn't a doubt len you'll lind an,
p.un- sticking ..ut somewhere; og a
omething etae she lan'l proud
..f. And so abe bas decided that every
? keep her high bodice i ompany.
\v. i. bm) hoi efforts be blessed. They're
worrying no one very much at present,
and If sin- I.b,.rs under th.- selene con?
da! aomi i ?" i w ||] pi lng
? ? - ? el hei labor
. :i V ? ??.:.,'. Pars
i ni models, di.- ? '?'?! lady win
Clink all her efforts have been in vain.
Lower and low 'lu- sleevi
. shoulder is quite baie, and thc
puff starts wei: .low n <>n the arm.
.-'h> u.v's, the other evening, would have
i..-r into convutoi. i Itlvely
woman present displayed a pair of
dora, daunting righi in the face <>f
I. ely H.-Iiiv '? protest! Sa:iiis. Pm
!. .1 and glOWl d! < 'pal tints, ivory
\ mei i. ..ti beauty tints, ra
with 'h.- .soft music. Th.- sparkling
young debi'I an te, who has jual paused,
and laughlni , w hat think J BU
.-r her pink and blue combination? -
..f pabst ? i.-l, .let with shell pink
..v.-r ttl.- satin a flounce of pink m
iii,.-, start Ini almost at the top ot the
P i- beaded and finished with a
mil mouse)Ine ruche. Mer loose bodice ls
traped ? ia Qrecque, and banded ai the
i .lt with -i.-i ribbon of jp Rib?
bone 'hat part t" show ihe top ot' the
ann. supporl a I io eh t .f gathered
moussellne and '.hue small nifties that
\ow abe .-tan- igaln he music lures
a.id sile ih <i- to a yellow hi unette
?hat glides happily poet. Yellow h. i skit:,
oftly yellow ber gown. Batta rt< h
tallinn in full pleats over ca 'i
I,,,,, headed with yellow lew- and a
between. Satin, etebi ildered m. a
,. I vine at the bottom. Batta
...,i ,?!?. 'ie simples! ..r ion,ol. low
ages, topped with a Hat berthe
(,f fi,,, -i end hciiy. salta bold
;ii ib?- bell ?ith Beer* ?'f ,t. court
,, ;-.,,- Mt rill. UL lb- 1
and lie In Ike sprightli'ot of shoulder
bowl , ,
And 'he two coo-fertsbl) tnocooood iii
thc corner, sipping Ices, are more culpa?
ble sllll. Why, one of the bodices ls
no more than side pleats, running up?
ward from the waist and bold in by rm
more than an embroidered gold l?an.l si t
with tiny stones. That same band runs
round the waist, also, and over the rich
ii. ..rc skirt of American Beauty pink, in
loose straps edged with silken fringe. My
lady boasts of no sleeves and no shoul?
ders, save the golden straps that support
The dainty little thing In white satin
cuddles .lise to her. The fmc black jet
lines run up nnd down her bodice, and
encircle lt; and she has orchldrosettes
pl iced nt discreet distances. Her puffs
are only the slightest pretense for a
sieve; but they pass muster.
Look all about you. Why, everything's
pink and white?deep pink, and ivory
white. You can see a little bit of hine.
and a touch of gold, and perhaps one
mauve, and a stately lady or two in
black. But even the matrons are wear?
ing white satin. Their corsages are sim?
pler, round, higher, with little of rever or
flounce. Indeed, the .satin ls of the old
time variety?"it stands alone," and in
more than one way.
What else have they on? White suede
gloves, for one thing. White, no mat?
ter what the color of the gown, I .? .!?
gloves, for one thing; white satin slip?
pers; for another. If you are dreadfully
sensitive about your feet, and are made
unhappy by the way the white satin
seems to expand them, you may make
them of 'h.- material of your gown. When
the gown happens to be white satin this
HITHER AND YONDER.
BREEZY MOTES BEOAEDIMO MUS.
HOMES ASH TRIX OS.
Mr. Cable amil tho *'?.. H.* German L'tn
inii .tunii.. f or rhi. p. greeks?
Visit to I>?urt*t-?'r vitlei.
Hon. Ben. T. Cable was on the floor
of the House the other day, lays the
Waahlngton Host. a gay an.i breesy
page met ulm, and arith that sweet fa
mlliarily which is proQf th vt he at least
believes that the whole world ls kin. ad?
dressed thc National Democratic com?
mitteeman in this wise;
Mr. Cable looked at the youth for a
moment, ind thin removing his cigar
front his mouth, placed his hand on th
rage's shoulder and replied:
"DOkl't call me' Ben; call me Benni'.''
* ? .
The Empress ol Germany is a large.
blonde, fairly at tra' tl ve woman, who,
with all her amiable dualities, does not
forget the great Step upward she made
when she n.ov.d from her native Schles
atig-Holetetn to the marble palace ka
Berlin. She has passed a large part of
her married life In a condition which aa
turee the endurance of the house of
Hohenzollern through the ages, and this
ls said to have told upon her temper.
still she is amiable, and has abundant
love and care for her six boys and one
giri. She als.. Ands time to be a model
housekeeper. She is skilled in French
and German cooking to the satisfaction
of her husband. Who once said lo a court
lady, emphasising this fact with some
"Tea, it ls better that a woman should
know how to bake a pancake than that
she should be able to discuss constitu?
Every morning the l'mprcs consults
with the chief cook concerning the sim?
ple bills of fare for the three dally meals
IIP .SK Slit MKI.\'<; BODICES.
latitude doesn't help you much, and
forces > "U bink to a slipper ol' black
satin, which reduces your foot two or
three sizes, and makes you <iuite happy.
What about our wraps, some one askl
The gorgeous fur-line cloaks, made with
full backs and great Japanese slei ?
or with no sleeves at ail. but a series of
Sleeve c;,|.es in their stead, have often
very t.lain exteriors The richness ls re?
vealed when the doak is flung back. It
may be a simple moire poplin or plain
corded Mik exterior ot neutral color, pre?
ferably gray, or it may bc- richer bri
in large figure.
Chinchilla and ermine line and trim
the doaks. Others atc short, coming
? :\ ta the belt, bul ? n Ircled with
huge collara and revets >>r fur, falling
in the lon- stoles to th.- feet, or fur also.
or Of the bright-colored velvet of vv he li
tl..- ..'I.; .-ap.- is made, lined with the
fur. The rich bluet and heliotrope and
green and .-yen white Clothe make hand?
some evening doaks, and are no' so gor?
geous as thc brocades, which serve for
swell occasions only.
These doth coote may be trimmed with
niches or neck Bouncings of chiffon to
EVA /. SCHUBERT.
A surgeon of an Atlantic steamship line
Mint in bis wide experience he bas
found women on the whole cooler and
nore self-possessed than men In cases of
disaster al .-ea, and according to the re?
port of the passenger* on the Ill-fated
Oregon, winch wai wrecked som.- years
?h.- women behaved with remark?
able .altin, ss. In describing the disas?
ter one of the pass, tigers, Mr. S- Newton
Beach, of London, said: "The coolest ner?
vous on board were the ladies, as they al
waya are when the casi la noi one of a
but om- of real danger."
Senator Hill now takes his meals in
his room. Thc Senator luis a dread of
bridal < ouplea washington is a great
place for them. At another hotel where
the Senator lived when he first came to
Washing tm, he hal leverol eotbarrosslod
experiences with bridal couples. Some
wacke.I Cleveland min in order to annoy
him mad,- the head waiter believe that
Senator Hill was very fund of bridal cou?
ples, consequently particularly loving
couples Were invariably put at the Sen?
ator's table. ?
of the imperial family, she glances over
the table before thi Emperor comes, and
with the mlnuteel cari hat everything
arranged to suit bil fancy. Sile Caris lit?
tle for dress, although prompted fre?
quently by the Emperor to wear gayel
colors and mote .lal ..rat. gowns on State
occasions. Her great ambition is to tee
her children in some of the wonderful
cliches of which she reads In the fash
lon magasines teni to her every week
from mer European capitals. She ls
likely to di'-, however, without having
this ambition fulfilled, for even before
his boys rca.l.ed tl,, military agc ..f ten
years her husband had them running
about in uniforms with harmless side?
arms and little drum- '-tiing fr..rn their
miks. "My boys," tayt the Emperor,
lesplts th.- existence of ?? baby Bm.
"must be soldier- bke their ancest*
This ultimatum - ..?? ? p cd by the Lin
pi. ta at t.eyon i iiope ol appeal, sic
i-a.-icd years ago the lesson of every
German housewife, that In Germany the
trousers arc foi men only, ami the bat
not cared to repeat the <;xperien. ? ol
Queen Victoria'! daughter, whose maatei
ful ways in her family discredited ber
husband. Emperor Frederich, in the eyes
? f bis people, in thc family the Em?
press calls h. r husband Willie; outside
it she speaks of him as the Kmperor.
That she regards him as the greatest
mm on earth ls marked down to her
credit io every properly-constituted Ger?
man 'v..111.in, and lhat in him and her
children she finds all her pleasure In
life, endears hir to most German men.
An American friend, now living in
Bi.ns, says a correspondent of the New
"lork Commercial Advertiser, writes nie
that he recently enjoyed ..u evening wita
Alphonse Daudet, and aayt that the
Clench author has real)) Leonie a mn
firmed invalid. He hat been a nervous
sufferer for the past ten years, but of
late ;ii..|s tins ttervousncst creeping upon
him at night, and fer a week al a time
sometimes gets not more than ten hours* .
sleep. His movements arc retarded, too,
his walking being done while haning
r-avlly on his stick DeapltS all this, his
unfailing good humor and kindness atc
just thc same; and imlsse ct li told of his
sufferings, the secret would never lu?
ge* wi^il from his cuter demeanor. He
naturally tpendt much of his time at
devoted lu ftr attentions to him. The
Pa odets Jive In the swell Faubourg St.
Oeraata quartet of Paris, their apart?
ments being in the house on the Rue de
rjellechasse, which is known to thousands
of Parisians as possessing the most niag
i tic nt staircase ta Paris. Doods, cares
nothing for I -Mentation, and his apart?
ments are the very acme of simplicity so
far is their furnishing* are concerned.
.'.ri.fort is evident on every side,
but r.d show. His study suv rs partie
rlariy of comfort, and here the grjater
par! Of I ?; -il-t's time lu spent, and herc
he receives his friends u>.r the lamps
are lighted. Three large windows give
Splendid light upon the mahogany desk
vvhi.h stands In the center of tile room,
and when the author sits at his work and
looks up his view carries him to a beau?
tiful expanse of garden. DOkdOt is a
gi.at sniokir, aul Cigars a.vl cigarettes
are plentiful In the room. Poxes ami
.?.'..-es of th.m are on table, desk,
bookcase and mantelpiece. There ls an
open flreplai e In the room and a big
home in company with ls **Ife, who is
easy-chair stan ls In front of it. This la
the author's favorite place when he is not
stretched at full length upon th? sof_
. looa Ul the dost Hamlet works but lit?
tle now. He reads much, md In this
m ty he passes most of his time.
? ? ?
Oliver Goldsmith enjoyed veal pie. He
said that with veal pie and whisky In
every man's house a rebellion was Im?
? ? ?
Cruden, 'lie compiler of the Bibil con?
cordance, delighted in roast beef. "If you
can get it cold, slr, with plenty! of mus?
tard, lt ls At for the gods."
? ? ?
If the question should be asked as to
what constitutes the power behind the
throne in Washington society, if the per
s rn of whom roch inquiry were made
thoroughly understood the case, and
made the reply v herein lies a world of
significance, lt would Inevitably be "the
w.-alihy v. .cows." Sm h, Indeed, is the
i tee, and anyone inclined to cavil at the
cn oi regard it in an unbelieving
manner, li altogether oat of Ml reckon?
ing. Whin long ago Fielding in his "Love
in Several Mas.pies" v. rote, "Willows are
a Hud/ you will never be any proficient
In," he uttered In print a great truth,
mightier than be himself bad in realty
any Idl I
Winn many years later the elder Wel?
ler felt .ailed upon to administer to his
ton the metcorahie advice. "Bamivel, bo
ware of the widows," the world that
took Dickens U> heart and read bil hooks
with tlie attentive devotion almost that
a novice in Holy orders gives Holy Writ,
the laugh sounded oul throughout Europe
and this country with such heartiness
that the mirthful echo lives at thc j.res?
There ls, however, another wholly dif
ferenl phase ?t the question, and that ls
ne intended asl a starting point for
the present article. It is one of dignity,
honor, and Influence in the BOdSl World;
that certainly in Washington is apparent
and appreciated by those who know the
: ilaxy Of women selected for present
In. nt ion
Ther*' are no less than four of the
wealthy widows of Washington society
Of whose existence the government takes
cognisant I, and whose names, because of
tbe valor and standing of their husbands,
have pla. e on the pension rolls of tbe
country. These are Mrs. I'lysses S. (Jrant,
whose pension, dating from iwc>. ls Ult
a month; Mrs. Phillip Sheridan, whose
I- DSlOO, dating from Ito?, ls t-MH a month;
Mrs. VV. s. Ilan.oek, whose pension, dat?
ing from Ism, ls Ji.ii a month, and Mr.*.
John V.' Logan, whose pension, dating
from ind, i.s HM a month.
A well-known woman once asked Ru?
binstein, the famous pianist, for a ticket
to one of his concerts. "Madame," he
replied, "I have only one seat at mv dis?
position. Bul If you do not object to
occupying it I shall gladly give it lo
I i The happy woman asked when- it
was. "At the plano," replied the great
musician, with f. bow.
* * ?
A writer tells, in the Heston liaz.-tte,
of a lsd) who was traveling from PrOVl
d. nee to Booton With her weak-minded
father. Before they ir rived there be
b.-came possessed of a fancy thal lie
must ft off the train while it Was still
in motion, thal soi,,.- absolute duty railed
him. His daughter endeavored lo qulel
him. but ll waa difficult lo do it, and she
was pist giving up In .1.-span- when
she noticed a very larg, man watching
the proceedings Intently over the lop
of his newspaper. As soon ea he caught
her eyes he rose an.l crossed quickly to
"I ben your pardon," he said, "you are
in trouble. May I help vouV" As BOOB
?I he ipoke she felt perfect trust in him
She explained the actuation to lum.
'What is your father's name?" he BOkOd.
She told iiini. and with an pncourogicg
smile be * ??-1?r over the gentlemen woo
wai sining in front of her, and said a
few wot'ls in his e.r With a smile the
gentleman arose, crossed the aisle aad
took the vacant seat, and the next mo?
ment the large man had turned over the
,n I leaning toward the troubled old
man, had addressed him by name, sn.iK
en banda cordially, and engaged him in
a conversation so interesting an I SS
cleverly arranged t<> keep his mind oc?
cupied, thal he forgot his need to leave
th" train, and did not think of lt anani
until they were ii. Hoston. Here me
Btranger pul the lady and ber charge
Into a carriage, received her assurance
that she fell perfectly sofa, had cordial?
ly shaken her hand, and was alsnit io
clone the carriage door when she re?
membered that she had felt so safe In
the keeping of this noble looking man
that she had not even asked his name.
Hastily putting her hand against the
door she said:
"Pardon me, but you have rendered me
such a sendee, may I not know whom I
The big man smiled as he answer*.,
"Phillipa Hrooks," and turned away.