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Short, Smart and Snappy
From i ho book which It |. the fad
pf the. hour to read and talk about, tho
play that Ih on the boards at the
th?atro, the horso trot nr the chicken
lrot of the last absurd carleature of
the gentle art of dancing, the prime
requisites are that every one ?hall be
6hort. smart and snappy.
Otherwise, the book or the play or
the ejains may Impinga too heavily
l'ron time that has to be parceled out
among a thousand demands. Not more
than a passing bout, or some fle.e.tlng
moment can be given to any one thing.
Tho gam- Is not wo.-th the candle.
There |s too much to see and to hear
and to analyze. The game of modern
life requires swift touches and quick
balancing on the part of the players.
"Have you lead Ten Thousand a
Year,' Nancy? Vour education will not
Ik complete until you do. you know.
"Then it remains unfinished," de
dared graceless Nanry. "l ant qulto
Hire I nevei intend to read anything
so prosy and tiresome. When 1 take
up a book, it must be written by anj
author who can say mote on one page
than the nr. Dryasdust, who compiled
"fen Thousand a Tear' does on otto
hundred. We young Americana have
out.fa.ced and out-classed that type of
author. 1 can tell you ?
As It Is with the book, so It ir with
the piav. An audience requires wit
that will put them in delighted good'
humor ard permit lii-rn to leave In1
time for a supper, or a dance or an
nute ride after the performance, No
one thing holds the attention of
society for more than the fleeting
moment Like 'he bumming bird <t
the butterfly, society skins hither
and thither on the wing, alighting
but for a moment and then passing or.
Two peopi.. wore discussing a pub?
lic speaker. "Why do you think he
Is so popular'.'' said one to the other.
"I have thought a out carefully." said
tiie other, "and I have come to the ..,,!,.
elusion that h< Is so well liked, tu ?
cause he is so brief, because he always
leaves off lalkD.g .,t ., point when
those to whom he addresses himself
would be tiad to hear more. Then he
Is clever and humorous Then tri
prime recommendations, I think
brevity means much, but brevity muvt
b< supported. If it amounts to chur?
lishness, it is accounted stupid, and
American men and women can forgive!
ttnythllig ratio: than stupidity, "Short
Jind smart" go together, naturally, in
p mind accustomed to the swiff trail*
Htlon* In conversations. In environ?
ment, that the cosmopolitan make-up
cf society has brought about.
To be long draw'n-out and prosy, to
?iieal in reminiscences, to divorce at
?tention and Interest from the eager,
pulsing present that is not coming up
tu measure required, not being "snap?
py" In the smallest degree.
"Well," exclaimed on.- young woman
tc another, as ihcy met at n summi r
hotel ir. the Adirondack*. "What have
; oti been doing since June? Having a
? 1 11II Dm i lime 1 suppose." "Not bril?
liant ," was tho answ er. ' t luve
l.ceh mostly heating of ancestor's and
irreal families and past glories. These
'pre all Very Well In a way, hut their
intrusion Into the present It a thing
that Is exceedingly tlresono "
Tili present litis established Its type
tiii r. fore and donned Its limitations!
lit has even carried Its ideas Into
. fashion i. win re skirts arc short, hats
Ji: e email aid Shoes are snappy.
The present Is ever with us. and. If
?we nie wise, ivi will entreat Its favor
?father than Incur tts antagonisms.
.'1 line ami Trouble saved,
The Memphis Nows-Sclmltar eeeins
'?to be. of the conviction that a woman
.Slid her personal history are soon
[parted, foi it Is responsible for the
At one of tho most fashionable
ifamlly hotels in Memphis, a weil
(gowned woman walked out the other
rvenlng and was Introduced by the
landlady to a group of boarders pit -
'ting on the porch. Hefore an hour had
[passed she had raid:
"I am ;i widow. My husband has
'been dead three years. He left me
enough to live on with economy. I
innke my own shirtwaists and house
gowns, and have my smart gowns
Snade In Chicago. I bine two children,
imd they arc with their grandmother
*t Asheville for the summer They
lire fairly good children, and will
enter high school tins fall. I am not
musical and do not belong to any club.
Jodgr or association/'
When sh" left the croup, one of the
women turned to nor httsbnnd and
??What on earth did she tell us all
''Because She's smart.'' replied the
liusband. "That Woman has boarded
before, n n I she knows tuft what a
?bunch of boarders) want to know,
pile's tr'ld you all you can find out.
to spare you th" joke of talking it'
river among yourselves, and of sur
ruising all sorts of tilings about her.
jCow yon know the farts from head?
"Why. the mean thing." said his
jwlfe. "We won't have a thing to talk
Rbbut now until the next new boarder
Melting I'ot of Heer Prejudice,
Th* moping pot of rac.. prejudice
inhd the true foundation of an Interna?
tional and world-wide sisterly under?
standing is th? gown created by the
jnodiste In which the welt gi 1st Is at
Whit woman, wearing a erestlon *>'
O'olret's, inspired by Persia, can resist
Interest In thai country's awakening?
What woman, wearing a Chinese man?
darin's cloak, richly embroidered, can?
not sense the appreciation of color und
fabri' thai a Chinese feels on wearing
the same cloak?
A Russian blouse brings tho nlr of
the steppes into our American lite; ail
Indian bracelet pledges a sympathetic
Interest In the women of th.- land to i
Vhich we look more and more for our
practical spiritual licod. The harem '
Bklrt must bring with It the vain, fcf'
tared longings of the shut-In women j
rtvho are the dolls of men. liven the]
spoils of war have welded a link of |
[understanding between enemies. I
Since men made war one upon an- .
father the soldier has brought back]
jfrom his vlotprles to his womankind
n rich cloak, it rieh fabric, a Jeweled'
clasp, a much-worn ring, a carved Or I
?wrought metal bracelet. As she wen im ?
jtt for Ills sake and feds of It and,
.Imagines who mad,- ,t and for whom, I
.love; of per lover opens her eyes to the !
^wounded heart of another whose lover |
("was slain t>y her country's soldiers for.
Jlier i.ounlij'a ftjory. J
In the Matter of Footwear
Fashionable Frenchwomen ;ir<! out?
doing their American sisters in the
matter of footwear. When tho news
that New York women had taken to
wearing socks reached Tarif, a move
einni was started to Introduce the satin
custom in Paris, but without snccoss.
In the. last week or two, however, a
step even further In this direction was
taken, and at fashionable seaside
laces it la now considered rjiilt'e chle
to walk about in sandals or low-,
?ho.es. with r.o othsr covering for thy
Tliis Innovataon Is highly approved
by medical men in Paris, who thin*
that by exposing the foot am! part ot
tue leg to the air, the physical ?ys
tehi Is much strengthened. Two pliy
.-n lens who have made a special sui'i>
of the subject. Professor Raymond and
Dr, ?"hariier. declare that 40 per cent
of delicate girls can have their health
restored by discarding stockings in
The At oinan W ho. Learns to ?ew.
The woman who learns to s?m
straw neatly can always have n stylish
hat .She eon buy a last season's hit
for a few e.ents, rip the brai.l and re
se.w it In any of the correct shapes.
For cleaning Jewelry there is nOtlv
lug bettor than ammonia and water
If dull or dirty, rub a little soap on a
soft brush and brush them In this
wash. Kinse In cold wate? and polish
'"over plaster statuary over with
eld starch and set them in the win?
dow, but not tu the run. until they ar.i
dry, then brush off tho starch with a
dry. soft cloth. Do not use soap on
thom; In buying plaster figures it Is
best to select those of Ivory finish, ns
they keep clean much longer nnd are
ntore easily cleaned.
Excellent coat and shirtwaist hang?
ers can be made'by cutting tho !.PS
from small barrels:--I hose called half
barrels? In two. Wind folds of cam?
bric, or fancy material on tiiesc and
fasten a strong loop In the middle
from which to suspend. An advantage
these have over man" of the bou.ai
ones is tint here there la no anale
to crease the garments
AlTKItYOOV COSTITMRSi TI1F; RETimX OP THE IM Ml X\li ri.ui s. K.
THE NEED OF NEW CLOTHES
Hi" had be* n ft <-l!up: worse and
worse for nearly it your, she was suy
and moro mixed up." ii wasn't suf
rioin ?! t.lw d< i tor would understand
??What you need," he pronounced
"WliMt you need Is some new clothes!'
him. Then she (lushed a deep erlri?soi
and raised hei ti iiu| fi>vkw?rdb to Itc'i
"I can't a for'
sanatorium." remarked the doctor.
pensive as six months In Europe. And
they'll rib you nulle as huh it good
What you need is clothes. Ho g-'t
them. 1 ftant yo-.i to buy yourself a lot
of new dresses. You'd bettoi throw
away every dud you have, and got n
complete new outfit ? '???t frills and
earrings and .-man. s 6< s-. nnd a regular
poach of n hn I "'
II" wis Minn;; ,?t his dusk three
weeks !at< r, when the door opened and
the woman cam - In. Ife bowed n little
sllfly. This ivos n stranger. This wan
a little woman whose grnnefUl plump?
ness gave her iaclt of height a i. rtain
plquniil . barm.
"1 believe." she said. "I reiilly he
llev.. you don't know llie."
Then th.d Ibelor recognized h?r. Ilm
he ndmtttbd t-. himself thai her voice,
too, had cttanged. It had lost Us rasp.
Ing.' ouallly.; it aoenied t" have gone
buck loa certain softness that it had
"Yes, I know you," he sniilod, "You
wer?- lore ihre week' ago,"
The woman laughed, "I came for yoii
to see me." she remind. .1 him. "flild I
came to thank you, to,.. Ilotv did von
know. I :im not breaking down. Life'?
worth living again. An I last night I
heard lack jell si.'s that home was the
jolll?sl place In the world. And
Mcgslo <aid thai mother was perfectly
dear! I know that they can than!; you
yoti nntl the clothes!"?Mary Kntherlric
\V opds, In Press.
Stenographer's Point of View.
That r.iost wonderful of home
classics, "Lit tie Women." has hedli
dram tti.'-'d. hi Detroit, two Stehegru-i
"hers from nilddb -?ia--s lam'llles wen
to see it. After ihe performance, thoi
stopped m the lobby to discuss the
play with a friend
?Wasn't. it a lovely little play?
asked the girl who works for law
"Ve,?." replied ihe other ani "Thi
Mutches were terribly old-fashioned
but it was nil so sweet, I h" wily th"!
Ithe world didn't matter much Kam
Hi.-, used to be like that?so chummy.'
. bitterly ' And -when girls ,d)d not
I work eight liottrs a da; in scat- stuffy
until they forgot thdy had any
[fa mils '.
! She was wrong. Some women still
ihaki II n ts bloom into real hom
Roth lo arid Meg Match worked !??'
[ their liv ing- "ne ,.m a governess, the
Other a. compiitilon ib it fault-rinding
invalid, Km a wise, tender mother.
? an?; a devoten, unselfish young.:- sis
ter drew them home after the day's
I work and ma le them think that there
was no roVdlng place so iiivittiig, no
I pleasure so diverting, as that to he
found in the glow of their own fireside,
Tito March girls know eeneh other,
,-Thitl Is wliy Louisa V, Alton's booh
pictures the KOldeti age of American.
In the mildern home, b?ys and girl:.
'are so btis> skipping grades, working!
after school hours; studying ior this,
that and tl.the-, thing, and "get?
ting there," that they have lit) lithe to
; find "lit what other members of the
famjly "r" doing Nor do they trail"
I < me. Perhaps .sometime after the?
[have graduated or arc making money,
they'll pay off th* mortgage, help moth?
er and father and enjoy the old home.
Hut by that time, too often, they haV<
learned not to care; They drift so fa.
aiiarl m the process of 'arriving1
that they never ?et together again.
Cold ltn-r> Pudding-.
Buttered stale bread, rich swco,
cream e>! frosting, one quart of bclr
ties (Huckleberries or blackberries
Stew ii,,< berries for a few minutes
?Vliji iusl enough watci to cover, and
wllen soft, remove from the rlre. Ar
rahgn part of the buttered stale
i- ead, which has been cut in reihet
thin flieeiti .:t th" bottom of deep
buttered ptiddlng dish and pour over it
Cover ?Ith i layer of |he bread, then
another of bet'ries mid so on until the
dUli is full, eliding with a covering of
berries. Allow to cde?t, and serve with
i ! tine's Cream arid sugar, if du?
elled, a soft ,'rnstlng may lie pii? over
lie Ipp layer of jieri los
I.novel,orr e I 'ool,
(iio- quart of ripe gooseberries, cold
Water to cover, ont cupful of sugar,
. ,., tableFpoonftil ??! incited butter,
ItemoV' the topv and (alls from th'
berries and <ook with just enough
v. it.-i to rover '.hem l\ heil soft; preys
through a sieve to remove the skins
snd iIn- satins, and wfcih .-till hot ..Id
the sugar and melted butter. Add rilso,
111 beaten >ol >. ->f three arid whip
Ilm wlibld tiigether until light, I'ntir
linn a large, "la-.i di-.li, and when cold
- i on ice 1,1 ci'i; Ihoroiighly, Heioni
siivlng. spread on to'p' ol the liquid
tho eac whites. which have bbeii
heuten stifflv with, three tublespoonfuls.
of e\i/nr, Ferve in smtll glut:-v. j
c, .e r ail the flowers frequently.
Icilpplnit on- all seed Vessels. This will
start tile Mowers to blooming again, j
providing riot too many seeds have
matured Seeds .take vitallt) from the
plant, and if the seed vessels are re
moved, more flowers will come in form
ID Orel seeds, tn this WOJ IllUltJ flowers
can often i>. mads to continue to
hloom when normally they WOUld !
bloom only once during the goaton.
l. Ai i a, (a Mo i<.
New Fuchsia Shade
On Fall Hats
In rots a I'd i" colorings, the new
fuchsia snail,' that one suei a great
deal uf Seems In inn through liinny
of the nnt,-rials nn?l tr'tllllilllgs used
f.>r full. A renewal >f the hjque do
H?cht in- I.m in orange shade n noted,
and while White ami bMcU, with white
predominating; Mils fan- to come In
for -i large share of popularity, ihc
brighter colors of fuchsia nhd timber,
which are wortjiy of particular lilton
tlon, along with royal blue dn'tl hrown,
with touches of gold, all appear to vie
with one another for fir.-t pinch. Tile
time has come when the selection "f
colors and styles Is so varied that tin
purchaser m-iv use thai which I- most
becoming Mud still have a largi hole
tlon from which to choose any num?
ber of hats.
U5TIIICII I'KATHUHS IMI
Til 1.1 It VlUM.lt vims
Osji'lcli feathers nrr strikingly novel
They are tiseil as tall IrJnuiilngn und
foi flat appllcn tlous Bandeaux of
ostrieh with standing plumes attached
me made hi heniitlful combination
color*. Tali pompons uf tips and of
plumes and til combinations ,.f feath?
ers Of several sl/.es a i e mad.- to |OOk
vor> new fj.t'ough blehdlngs >i the new
shades. Tall effects are made of manj
varieties t,l fancy plumage, and wltero
aigrettes ?>'<? nrohthlted then- need he
in* di ii th "i aigrette effett I'ariulise,
nunlldl. rhen, pheasant, ebqiic and
maiis other materials nro made into
attractive high trimmings, U'ihgs from
the rather ?mall to very largo are ex.
tenstveiy used "f the smaller sizes,
several pairs are branched one above
tli.' othei to produce Indent
|ta\d>i,n\ of feathers come from one
Inch sli inches, some even wider,
and ate often combined with wings o
some egret effect. Butterfly cravat de?
signs are made in many fancy feather
materials. Tall effects are made of
quills "i various sizes in fancy shapes
and new , oiurings.
The hardy hydrangea makes an ox
cellenl hedgt plant, which also gives
an Immense wealth of bloom from late
summer nil frost, Sot tin- young
plants IW0 or three foet apart in the
rot* in fertile kbll, work manure into
th.- BUrfa.Ce "ll '-very sunuuer tin .. lull
cult'vatlon, and keep the hedge
trimmed to aKout four feet high.
Strong shoots which grow five or Six
f.-.-t lallg a'c produced at. tin top OS h
.11 and at the ends of those shoots
large flower nlusters are Cormed, wh'le
st first, hot tnrnlnn I? red and purple
as tU? season advances.
and Well Being
>Trs. <>llv?r H. P. Hclmont, who con?
ducts the hew department oi hygleno
In dress, has given much attention to
Probleme which affect tue. health and
v ii being of women, tu magaslne the
Bubjcct of food value la trrated.
Then ar< many kind- of ,? mi?,
? n.y'a tht writer, but fortunately the
majority "f women who havo indiges?
tion have a comparatively simple form,
and one whli h they can go far toward
ruring tf they exercise a. little caution
and common sense.
Every one who hn-. Indigestion de
bi rves to have it?oven those who suf?
fer from nervous indigestion?but I am
Inclined to sympathise with those, wo
men, tor so often it Is trouble and
worry really beyond their control
which brine II oil Put. for the girl
who gohbb candy between meals,
th-- woman who eats things which cx
peri Ii'e h II t,ior.il' her disagree with
her, the woman who swallows her food
without eio wing -then thone women
dcEerVfl thi muddy skiti and the dull
eyca with which an indignant nature
Do ybtl realise that your lndiic??etti?n
can come from overeating und under
cating? Tho girl who hurries away
from the breakfast table with only a
bit" because she Is litte going to work
will put her stomach out of order Just
?is surclj t?! Ihi woman wlu> eats until
she is In misery- -until she gets home
and "makes herself cohifortaJale." Never
eat until you are satisfied und neves
miss ? nn ii unless you feel an actual
disinclination for food. ?? ;
at,,re "Plou" TUnn I .nut Year.
Presses will lie more 'flou" thts year
than they were last year, with the ex?
ception of tailor-mades, which will
continue to have the tight skbrt, so
bi ' brillng and so convenient for etrect
wear Bui it is n fact that evening
gowns will be much fuller at the hem,
with beautiful draperies and exquisite
trimmings ol pearls and diamonds.
Sleeves will bo long for day wear,
but ever, here individual taste counts
for 10 much. One thing Is certain, the
waist line, after many wanderings, has
returned to Its normal place. It trill
be seen thath -flowers will enter large?
ly Into evening dresfs. Veilings will
not fall to be greatly worn by those
women wno love soft efforts.
Thus far the pannier as we moderns
have conceived It. Is likely to remain
with us?for as long as most styles
AT TUB Til If. A Tili: AND
IN TUB DRAWING TlOOTl
At the theatre, if the seats are next
the aisle, it la proper for the. gentleman
to take the end seat, allowing the lady
to be seated first.
Although it Is not obligatory to call
upon the guest visiting a friend. It Is
a polite and do) teilte attention and
one appreciated by both.
Cultivate the habit of saying pleas?
ant thingv; you can do this without be?
ing insincere If you look for It there
Is something good In every one.
A forma! call should be of at least
ten "t 11 f teen minutes' duration, but
not over half an hour unless you
would have your hostess "twice speed
If unable to attend a reception given
In honor of some one, send or mail your
cards to whomever issues the invita?
tions on tlic afternoon of the reception.
a written invitation to an entertain?
ment of any kind requires a written
aiUWer. Tin answer should be writ?
ten in the same person and with the
come deirrc, of formality with which
the Invitation is worded.
Whatever of household linen Is pro?
vided or given a bi lde before her mar?
riage Is marked With her maiden name.
The single, initial of the surname may
be used or the Initial of the Christian
may be combined wttli lu
The obi question of which should
precede down the aisle of tho theatre
or church may be solved in the follow?
ing way: If ther, is an usher let the
lady proceed^ If not. the gentleman
goes first In order to select the scat.
FauCj Feather* un t'nll Hats.
There la no end to fancy feathers
shown for fall, in a wonderful ar?
rangement of color anil designs. Nu
m'dl and vulture ate used on many ot
! tie- smart fall hat.-?, moat of these! he
\ ihg placed dlrc?tly In the front of the
lint ..r,.l giving tin- required height. A
I profusion of wings la another feature
thai we hail with dclght, aa tt Is a
1 well-known fact that a smarter or
more i se llont trimming for both tail?
ored ami dresfiy hats ts hard to Und.
Since there are so many substitutes thij
.- i tli.' aigrette, which Is prohibit?
ed In Some sections, yet largoly used
In other-', end which Is used so exten?
sively on the othi v side, will not bo
kecnlj felt in the prohibited territory,
us any of the aforementioned materials
easily fill the need. A peculiar tea
t ii.-i and one which we are pleased
to Il de, is ihe fact that this season
imports are entires free from any oc
centricltlei of shape or trimming.
the IMenle Hoot.
Paris calling customs now have small
trains Tin- wraps worn Oy Hie visiting
haii assumed a great importance, and
are extremely costly.
Tin newest fail in footgear is the
' "I'ekine" hoot madia of rare leathers
cut In thin stripes r'rmlne, skunlt
land opossum arc in favoi with women
? of ultra taste
Slippers and house shoes ntusl match
the costuiucs with which they aro
.worn. Win re slippers are embroidered
the oimiiiif iil.itlcii extends to the heel.
Among the changeable silks are
novelties In tiifTeta.s shot with four,
colors an.I sUfabS 111 six tones.
Favorite combinations for evening
gowns are pah- hlue chiffon over llesh
celorcd Charmeuse, rose taffeta and
old luce ? < tut apple green and flesh
colored t arte In.
Serviceable gown.'. of pompadour
eik. black satin and crepe meteor are
Indispensable f>. rthe summer ward?
robe. This se .son they vary In styo
j from sov re tallormades to elaborate
I For liceorall-Ve Purposes.
I For decorative purposes, cut rores
[early in the morning while the stemi
end fo lagC are full nl sap and water
and then put them Into a deep vessel
? ?: , ild - Itter I 1 be held in a cool
place 'till needed for decoration. Roses,
and almost all cm flowers, will last
much longer if ;hev are kepi out of
the sun and from circulating <tu4