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The Orchidaceous Artist .
Making 8th American Tour j
One of the most remarkable women!
Who Ims ever adopted the tit a go its n ]
profession--Madame Sarah Bernhardt?
In how inn Icing her eighth tour through]
the United States. She first eaino over j
in 1X77. So, though as years g... j
Bernhardt Is now an old woman, she ,
still. It Is said, has the grtlCO of move, j
men I which distinguished her youngci
days, and won tor her triumphs such
o>: few women have enjoyed in 13Urope
In the lire of her eyey ami the
music of hoi voice, in her entire re?
moval from whatever is ordinary or !
commonplace, the actress has attained
to unusual dlstlnctlveness In the nllndul
of American women who have seen her.
She appeared in Richmond at the old
theatre t>n Broad Street, where the j
(Hobe clothing house |h now located,!
mi the evenings of January is and in. j
in the year IS??. her performances at
that time.being witnessed by audiences
that included the most Intelligent and
cultured i.pie in Richmond and Vir?
ginia, she was then, It was supposed,
ncating the limit of the working period
for members, of her sex. Now. at
eighteen years farther along the road,
tilths declare there Is no perceptible
abatement In the powers of one of the
greatest actresses of her day, who tan
still maintain her poise In the roles
Bernhardt has for years preferred to I
play mule parts on the stage. Those
who have seen her In "L'Aigibn" con?
sider that In-r genius reached Its
helghesl expression in her portrayal of
the unhappy and unfortunate son of
Napoleon Bonaparte, The Interpreter
Of iVAtgion Was aske.l why she In?
clined to reproduce the characters of I
Pun rather than those ,-f women, and
she answered that men. being broader
In their opportunities and outlook, with
a greater diversity of Interests and
aim?, she was glad to turn to them
from an eternal harping on the themes
of love, maternity and sorrow, the
phases that principally go Into the
make up of the existence of women.
When these emotions In a woman's
career have beep exhausted there whs
nothing else for her to dwell upon or to |
develop, With men all this wag illf- j
\. omen who go to see Bernhardt dur- I
lug her present tour will Und her
dramatic repcrtbiT enriched without
her an being dominated by decadence,
by realism, by the classic or emotional
schools. .She has absorbed what she
needed from tlient one and all, but has
run Ho,- gamut without rendering suh
Bervlence of herself, to any. The Lon?
don Academy continents on her thus:
"A posthumous child of the Italian
renaissance, she combine." Inexhaustible
energy ami unrivaled strength of char- j
aiter with ? most exquisite artistic
talent ?? talent which she can direct
Into all the branches of the arts, the
not of genius still echoes In hrr uc
r.-nts as of old. her interpretation-",
gain through never ceasing ,develop?
ment of her intelligence."
Like all ffentuses. Ib-rnhardl has her
v. hi ins and eccentricities, As she Is a
genius, they are permitted her. At
heart she Is said to be extremely kind
and charitable. As an example of de?
votion to the profession she has chosen,
she ilomonstrates beyond cavil to other
women l.ow .Sucres? Is reached and
In Id in hand.
Tili: LATELY CTIOWXBD
KIM; OF MAM
.-'lam is so remote a country In point
of distance and connecting interests
with America that comparatively few
women realize the accession there of
s new king. Chowfa Maha Vajira
vudh, who rules over millions of the
people of Asia, as the only Independ?
ent remaining sovereign of a purely
In pefsonol appearance his Siamese
majesty Is less Imposing than his
name, he being, as bis pictures show,
rather chubby than otherwise In
statue, olive as to complexion and
possessed of a pair of eyes that Indi?
cate an artistic temperament. His
English education and training have
developed his characteristics as being
those belonging to an artist by nature
The outline of his life up to this time
reads more like that of the heir of
some Fngllsh peerage than of a royal
follower of Buddha in the Orient.
Not even the ruler of Japan Is in?
vested with a title more glorious than
that borne by the Kinjj of Slam, and
be |* safeguarded from the forfeiture,
of his divine attributes, and from
humiliations like those recently in?
flicted upon the Dalai Llama of Thibet.
Ills sovereignty over the valley of the
M'enani Is territorial, hut It is also
spiritual, in the sanctions it possesses
for the pious.
One designation alone. In the exces?
sively long official titles of the young
sovereign Is "Most divine master of
Immortal souls." To the faithful be?
lievers among his people he Is also
"sovereign god of the nine kinds or
gods." who Is to he crowned with a
hundred and one golden diadems.
axi> its n.Avrons
Kach player is requested to close
his eyes for a moment, and a card,
with the name of some familiar tune. !
written on It, Is pinned to his back.
The object Is to sec who will be the
first to guess the melody he boars. J
ami for the first three correct guesses
prize.-; are awarded.
The only guide that the player pos?
sesses as to lil^.owii tune Is the fact
that others hunt ii^ffs he approaches.
The hostess keeps a tublet on which
each player is Invited to register his
name and that of the composition In
question as soon os he has discovered
the latter. Each guess Is numbered
as It Is written down, but whether or
not he has been successful is not di?
vulged to any player until all have
registered their guesses, as this would
destroy the excitement of the ganie
for the rest.
Any player is allowed to change his
vote If he feels he has niudo a mis?
take, In which case the second guess
Is registered In a later place and the
llrst one erased. The first guess, even
If the correct one, no longer counts
as an answer.
Persian silks. In combination with
other materials, uro very noticeable
In all the newer models. It was quite
lato In the season before the Persian
patterns were generaliv ndopted, but
now that they have., won their way we
may expect to seo them In everything
from the daintiest chiffons to the or?
dinary grades of silk and satin.
A new black satin has been brought
out In forty-two and forly-four-lnch
widths. It muk?s up well, und Is much
used for wraps at prosent, with a
eromlso of appearing In tho tallor
iado suit later on.
Good Health Resolutions
Doctor .lean Williams, following out
the Now Year tdon, has drawn up sonic
good health resolutions In the Wo?
man's Home Companion for January.
Worm n. young and old, rich and poor,
might read these resolutions iwltll
profit: These are they:
"Resolution No. I?I will try to be?
come more intelligent concerning my
body, looking with greater respect
upon my physical resources and trying
to realise more fully that upon th'etn
the force and success of my life largely
"Resolution No. 2?1 will arrange, it
possible, to supply sufficient pure air
for every breath I take, thus better
to combat every source of disease that
might attack me. to Improve my chance
for long life and to increase my effi?
"Resolution No. 3?I will be kinder
to my digestive organs, avoiding all
excess nnd not asking them to strug?
gle with food for which they have re?
peatedly shown antagonism.
'"Resolution No. I?I will treat my
brain nnd nervous system with greater
consideration, and fifty-six hours ot
e?ch week shall be devoted to sleep.
"Resolution No. .">?I will try lo do
in eight hours us much Uard work n3
1 should do In one day.
"Resolution No. C?I will devote at
least two of the twenty-four hours to
such exercise as I rind most beneficial.
"Resolution No. 7?1 will give my
moral support to every effort, public
or private, In behalf of the betterment
of hoalth conditions, so becoming a
small factor In the great movement for
_mornl and physical uplift." (
I.V. BOX TOX A XI? 1,13 MOXITB1 It DK I.A MODES l.MTEI).
Her Dearest Friend and Dearest Foe
Nearly all young women have an
espoclul friend to whom they vow
j Unending loyalty, in whom they pro
Ifess to have unlimited faith, from
! wlmm ihcy expect the fulfilment or
i tlndr ideals as t.> truth, honor, un
; selfishness and fidelity,
j Then on some line day comes an
experience that doesn't tit in with hre
I eoneeived Ideas. Failure in essential
I respects causes deep and sorrowful
I disappointment as to the structure of
I friendship that seemed so fair and
I so secure, and yet has crumpled at .1
breath into ruins.
A young woman to whom such a
I disappointment Is in reality an edu?
cational experience may feel her world
.slipping from beneath her feet for u
I time, But If she Is a normal, healthy'
: minded individual she will recover her
i poise, confront her emotional cnla
I clysm and. by patient investigation.
I find out what caused It.
I As soon an she devotes serious
j thought to the matter she Is conscious
j thut a feeling of security and of care
I less ease on lief part bus caused her
j to consider friendship, which Is always
1 in the malting and never wholly made.
I as u finished and established Institu
| tion, she finds herself In the state or
tho creditor who has mistaken a
promissory note for money paid arid
i In hand.
j Tho young woman passes In review
bofom her mental vision the qualities
I and requirements that go into the
.composition of every real and genuine .
; friendship, with loyally lopping them
all, and aslis herself, the question If
' any one of these elements Is a tlxed
land unwavering quantity. A loyal art
of yesterday may not he the loyal
? iu l of to-day, and what was unselfish
in tho past may snrve the purpose of!
! selOshness In liie t>resent.
I And so by degree, here n little and
there n little, the young woman comes
at lnsi to perceive that friendship is
not a luxury of life, like costly np
I pa re I iihd fin.- houses and other things
I that C(lh he .and paid for with
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to stay cured permanently, without the
use of the knife, over 90 per cent, of the
many hundreds of sufferers from cancer
which it has treated during the past fif?
teen years of its existence.
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money, it Is the sharing of love with
an Individual, chosen to enjoy a spo
clal distinction. Its obligations and
Its duties grow out Its very nearness
and dearncss, end constitute a re?
sponsibility that Is lifelong nnd con?
I There Is a perversity about human
nature that resents the .training which
it really desires. The average worker
does not care to ha criticized. Are you
I like this, girls and women who read
these words? Do you resent having
the way shown': Are yon so sure ot
yourselves that you consider your crit?
ics unjust when they offer suggestions,
regarding methods of work? T know
l so many people who have failed be
\ cause of this trait of self-sufllciency
thai I dread to seo It In those who nro
just starting out In the business world,
I remember the remarks of a delight?
ful professor of English who had
charge of a class of writers, of which
I was a member. One of tho members
ofntho class had resented a sharp crit?
icism of his work, and the professor
said, smiling: "What are you here for?
To be-patted on tho buck or to learn?"
It io pleasant to have our work
praised, nnd unjust cr?rtlclsm Is enough
to dampen the enthusiasm of any hon?
est worker, but just censure Is "good
for tho soul." To tnke It In the right
spirit, to aetzo every chance of Im?
provement which comes our way, Is the
surest means, of finding one's way to
Jhe top of tho ladder of one's ambition.
The Punctual Girl
The punctual girl Is always a thought- j
ful girl. She Is the Klii who does no',
delay In doing an errand; who never
keeps the breakfast waiting while she
repairs some forgotten damage to hoi
clothes. No one Is ever kept waiting
wiiile she sews a rip In her dress or
a break tn her glove. These things uro
all done In season. She never puts off
doing a tiling at the right time, be?
cause she has learned that when a
thing has been attended to. nnd put
away, there Is no need to worry about
that particular thing.
She Is the girl who is at her desk
on lime if she In one of the great army
of working girls. Tier employer and
her friends all know that she will ho
ready for business or pleasure at the
This girl's nerves are In good order
because she never bus to hurry or
worry to "catch up" some work that
ha? heon neglected at the proper time,
and her life runs on smoothly und hap?
pily because no undone task or io k
lec.tod appointment Is worrying her.
or making her restless. Character Is
not formed fn a minute- This girl has
been training herself for years to be
punctual. She is ever ready for emer?
gencies, for this habit of punctuality
now touches her life fn BPI Its rela?
tions and she Is making her Influence
felt In her own family, at least, for
they most conic to see "Jho wonderful
advantage of being always ready, al?
ways on time. Tho punctual girl,
while she Is earnest and womanly, has
not lost any tit her girlish charm. Her
outlook 15 encouraging, new chances
are constantly opening to hor for ad?
vancement because It Is known that
she can b? relied upon.
When a Woman Is in Danger
of Playing a Coward's Part
All women have days of discourage?
ment and moments when they would
tic glad to turn their back* on trouble's
ami responsibilities. In auch times V,
of depression, when It Is hard to look
upward because the sense of failure
an.I littleness Is ... borne In upon the
consciousness, lif.- seems of hut llttl?
moment, ami a woman is always In
datigev of playing tin- coward and of
doing something that she might lie
ashamed of late., if she can onlv hold
hersolf In check until the fit of de?
pression has worn away, site will al?
ways have reason io know that aho
should never take an Important step
or make a radical change when dis?
'I'll- oid saying that the darkest pnrt
of :?? night Is that which oomoa Just
before Ibo dawn Is exemplified tltno
and again In the experience of women.
When the dark i< darkest, the thing
for them to do Is simply to hold fast .
to their duty and pusn resolutely for?
ward, the trouble may still remain,
but the simple eiuir: in the right di?
rection brings a feeling- of confidence
and self-reliance that Is a great bclr>.;;jjv
It makes a woman acquainted with
the re-ucrvea of her nature, the forces
that she can depend upon, that will
never fall to come to her rescue In her 3
hour of need.
Otherwise a woman who plays tho
coward may shirk the responsibility In
so doing that she is perfectly well ublu
to assume, and that would be a gen?
uine advancement In her career If sho
took it up. She really lo'es an oppor?
tunity for promoton hooaiise she hasn't
the courage to measure up to it.
So when tue temptation comes that
would transform a woman Into a cow?
ard, that would counsel her to show a
clean pair or heels instead of standing
h=r ground, she ought to take herself
severely in hand and say she Is going
to do the tiling she ought to. no mat?
ter how hard and disagreeable it may. ?
The flower that follows the sun does
so even lit cloudy days.?I.elghton.
In everybody's garden you'll find a
red rose tree,.
With crimson blossoms on It, and
honey for the bee;
And In everybody's garden there's u
little bush of rue,
I find one. In my garden, and you will
llnd one, too.
And on everybody's garden sometimes
k the rain must fa-11.
Or else the crimson roses will not
blossom out at all;
And sometimes the sun is shining and
the slimmer skies are. blue;
But. in everybody's garden there's the ?
rose bush and the rue.
?Celia Myrover Itobinson.
A 1.ill'-. Footwear.
A girl who wishes to look well
groomed never should neglect her
footwear. It Is one of the nrsl thing's
a passerby notices, particularly If tho
girl In question possesses an attractive
.So if you are wearing up-to-dato
headgear be careful that your feet
display the same thoughtful attention.
A shoe may be of tho correct shape,
and it may lit well, but itnless it la
carefully attended to every tlmo It Is
worn It Is sure to present a more or
less shabby appearance when It peeps.',
out from beneath tho folds of a nrttttv
Now. It Is not at. all necessary to
be constantly putting dreastntr upon
a shoe to keep It. looking well. One
application every week or ten days
la sufficient for shoes that are tn con?
stant wear; when alternated with an?
other pair of even a longer intervals,
may be allowed.
A yard of cheese doth Is a girl's
best friend in more ways than one.
and for a shoo polisher it has no
equal. Mold tho cheese cloth lightly';
in either hand ami draw It briskly,;
across a dusty shoe and it will look
as If It had Just received a coat of
polish, unless the shoo has been too
long neglected. One. of the medlcatted
black dust cloths that, nre being- sold
In all the stores now is an excellent
polisher of footwear. Either of theso
Is much better lhan n brush, besides
being neater and more convenient. A
brisk polish with one of these everv
morning, and on returning from a
walk, will keep eliher black or tan
shoes In good condition for a long., :
Then the shoe lacings should bo >
carefully looked after. Never allow
them to get rusty or frayefri. Tie' them
neatly, also. A hastily lied shoe nl-..'
ways shows its neglect as soon as It
peens out from beneath the dresn.
it does not pay for a girl to bo un?
mindful of these little details if she
wishes to he a success either socially".
or In tho homo life.?Helen if. "Rich?
Gvcr.v-Dny Tnhle Mnnners.
"Table mnnners in their simplest^;
form arc so taken for granted by well- 1
hred people that at the first lmpulse.
It seems almost unnecessary to give".
Instructions concerning details of be?
havior. But the offenses against .con?
vention we till see at times prove that
every one does not: know exactly what
constitutes good conduct at meals.
"Is it. needful at this stage of civ?
ilization to say that, one should not eat !
with his knife? It. ought, to be, "hut ...
1 am afraid It is not. Those of us who,';
are accustomed to eating only in our":
own homes or at tho tables of our.
friends are prone to think that none !
but barbarians eat with ihelr knives, j
A little foreign travel is likely to curo v
us of that notion. Not only foreign- .
eis whom wo meet at hotels pr In/'
pensions shock our sensibilities by such
offenses, hut our own countrymen of?
ten show us examples of their skill In",'
"Ye! in no circumstances Is eating- :
with the knife anything but a crime
against goo<l manners. The knife Is
t.. cut with, the fork to he used in
"Good Manners Are Undo V\t of Petty:
"This was a dictum of Emerson's and
III Is well Illustrated In tablo manners, ;
Perhaps nowhere else do we see more'!
examples of personal convenience heinvr
submitted to consideration for the son- -
sild'ltles of others It is certainly'
easier and more convenient to ent a
chop or .1 chicken wing by taking- the
bone In the hand and biting tho nioat.O
from it than It is to cut the meat care-..
fully In pie. es of a suitable sizo and I
carry these to the mouth on tho fork.I
In like manner 11 is a simpler matter!
to lay your bread on the table*.!,
'slather' the butter on i; with your
knife and then take molithfuls from ]
the whole slice than It Is to b-eak off I
and butter a bit of tl at a tlrne"hfl you
want it. '"??
"Qulct eating might. It would seom\
1 be taken for granted. Yet 1 know a
! family of .-harming girls who all eat
: noisily. appareiltH never thinking or ;
(never having been taught that ane of .
the llrsl essentlils of table manners is
lo keep the lip- c'.os.ed while chewing.'