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A POINTED LESSON FOR EACH MEM
BER OF THE HOME CIRCLE.
Changes In Washington Society — Skirt
Dancing: In Private Life—Women May
Push Cbalra —Dinners and Dinner Eti
quette—Something New In Entertaining.
The story given to tho world by Miss
Eorce of Atlanta, as explanatory of her
totives in killing her two sisters, is an
Extraordinary composition to spread be
bre tho public. The explanation that
ihe wits gradually worked up to tho
joint of desperation necessary to tho
commission of her awful crime by ft se
ries of petty aggravations in tho home
circle It entirely reasonable. It does not
teem to be the production of an insano
person, nnd yet her grievances mast havo
floarly unbalanced her mind.
, It would appear, assuming the wom
an's story to bo true, that during all her
life she was the unloved but useful
member of tho family: that mother,
brothers and sisterß systematically prac
ticed all the arts that malicious natures
fould devise to hurt and humiliate her.
pie fact that sho was plain in appear
ance was a heartless jest among them
|md inflicted upon her a keener pain
jhan thoy perhaps imagined. She seems
lo liave been the willing slave of tho
household, performing menial offices
such as her sisters disdained, and this,
too, was need as an evidence that she
was a poor spirited drudgo whom it was
entirely safe to treat with contempt.
The story is one of little things—the
fiardiMt kind to bear. It carries evi
dence of truthfulness on its face. It may
pot be true, although there is nothing
improbable about it.
' And yet the people who were so cruel
to her were respected and esteemed in
community .where they lived. They
fvere active in church matters and pop
ular in their own circle in society. They
kept their meannesses for home use, and
Jo the world they were unexceptionable.
This is the worst form of hypocritical
cowardice, and yets it is common. If a
(nan is disposed to be oruol and unjust,
be inflicts his evil disposition on tho
helpless members of his own family,
fie does not dare display his true nature
to the world, where it would meet with
the punishment it deserves.
I There is a lesson here for those who
feel that they can afford to be rude and
ungracious in tho home circle, but must
be suave and polite and engaging abroad.
Qome is the place where the better side
of one's character should havo fullest
play. If it be desirable to show the
Other side, let it be out in the world—
pever in the family.—New York Adver
i Changes In Washington Society.
1 Within a month changes much like
the game of stagecoach havo taken place
(n Washington. The desirable furnished
houses that have always had official ten
ants have changed occupants all around,
and an entirely new Bet of faces are seen
at ♦>>«> WW.f HfWlws rnrl fi^^nr+rnfvnt!'.
"Different names are uppermost in con
versation, and different people feel how
pleasant it is to live for one's country in
its. high places.
Society's carriages stand before other
doorways, and other vestibules hold
whirling snowstorms of the tissue paper
flakes dropped from the countless visit
The appointment of Justice Gresham
as secretary of, state does not promise
particularly gsty winters to the diplomat
ic corps and their immediate set there
by. While a member of President Ar
thur's cabinet, the Gresham family cared
little for the pleasures and treadmill of
society. Mrs. Gresham's delicate health
waa a bar to her undertaking anything
beyond the necessary routine of after
noons at home, and the young people of
the family were by no means dazzled
with Washington's gayeties. As the cab
inet circle is expected to be led by and
take its tone from tho family of tho sec
retary of state, there is as much surmise
as to tho social leadership in tho imme
diate administration circle, the successor
of Mrs. Whitney, as if the occupant of
that first office had not been named.
The wisest forecasters believe that
the scepter of social power during tho
next four years will be wielded by Mrs.
Brice. During this winter their house
baa been the first establishment sooialiy
among those of their political faith.
Their hospitality has not by OMf means
been so crude ns to be limited to those
of the same political creed,-and their
series of dinners has gathered all that
was best and most eminent in the broad
social life of tho capital. Unless the new
cabinet contains some social light and
genius heretofore unmentioned. the fam
ily of the Ohio senator will plainly lead.
Their ambition to do so is evident, and
their campaigns of these two seasons
Bhow social gisnius of the first order and
methods that cannot fail to secure their
Mrs. Brice is already here and has her
home established. The new cabinet fam
ilies can do nothing before next winter,
and time only strengthens a good lead
er's hold.—Cor. Harper's Bazar.
Skirt Dancing In Private Life.
Fashionable women are not all of
them contented with society dancing.
The interest in skirt, serpentine and
Spanish dancing has been a caprice of the
last two seasons, which is still iv strong
"I have on my books," said one of the
most prominent teachers of skirt danc
ing, "tho names of many women who
are well known in New York society.
They come, some of tbem, under assumed
names, and many of them with any ex
cuse except the frank one of wanting to
learn how to do the dance. It is true,
however, that many women do under
take stage dancing because they consider
it excellent gymnastic exercise and bene
ficial to their health. Others practice it
iv connection with their Delsarte course.
Others still think the supple movements
will improve their gait and carriage, and
still others take a serious and thorough
course to reduce their weight.
"Tin the nrarvicG for » cv
LOS ANGELES TTERALD SUNDAY: APRTE 2, 1893.
cry muscle of the body is b-ouarht Into
active play, and superfluous flesh iskept
down. Several well known New York
actresses, whose dftties never call for any
sort of dancing, aro adepts in the skirt
steps, having learned them for this very
purpose—to counterapt a tendepcy to
stoutness. Women of all ages, fr-.ui 18
to 80, are found in my classes, and the
elder women are., many of them, as light
and graceful as their younger classmates.
All fancy they have a talent for the work,
and many give evidence of having prac
ticed at home before taking lessons.
"There are a number of small wom
en's clubs alid coteries of intimates
whose existence is not cuspected outsido
tho initiated, at whose gatherings tha
skirt dance is done with varying profi
ciency by different members. Two that
meet in lovely rooms on tho top floor of
Murray hill homes connt some of my pu
pils among their members, nnd they are
delightful dancers. The devotion to skirt
dancing has grown much this season over
last, and the caprice shows no sign of
abatement." —New York Times.
Women May Push Choirs.
A good venture for the "strong armed
daughters of the plow," or the more ath
letic, more enduring young girl in many
cities, is suggested by the "rolling flhair"
enterprise at Chicago, for which 800 col
lege boys are already booked. The com
pany expects to have on the grounds by
the Ist day of May 3,/SOOchairs and 1,600
uniformed attendants. Tho presidents
of many western colleges are arranging
matters so that their students may be
able to leave before the close of the aca
demic year and remain throughout the
entire six months. The college student
who is willing to do this has that in him
which will enable him to take advantago
of this opportunity for study and obser
There is no reason why ablebodied
young women should not have their
chances sto push along the light rattan
rolling chair, wliich has been selected as
the suitable ,patt«ni for quick and easy
conveyance. There are 30 acres in one
alone, which gives an idea of
.the enormous spaces to be traversed.
Tho chair attendants will sec all of the
exhibition of course, but the places nenr
Chicago will undoubtedly furnish mod
of the service, as few young men or wom
en can afford to pay their car fare and
board bills early enough to secure a place.
Trained nurses, however, so frequently
push their invalid charges in rolling
chairs along the city streets or the sea
shore sands that this Chicago business
ought to be open to young women as it
is to men.—Chicago Letter.
Dinners and Dinner Etiquette.
A certain keen observer of social f adi
and whims has been lamenting the win
ter fashion of not sending regrets to an
invitation until the day of the event t>T
day before. She relates an actual in
cident which occurred not long ago, when
a hostess sent out 25 dinner invitations,
and receiving no replies ordered plates
to be served for that number with the
necessary preparations. Not -until that
very day did she receive replies, and, aa
otur critic o'vrved. "You eftji ircnirine
what a shock and damper hilarity would
receive at a dinner table arranged for 30
or more with only four or five present."
Another common breach of etiquette
which one entertaining muoh deplo*-i is
the easy familiarity with which many
try to squeeze in a friend or relative. It
ia an actual fact that ono who had set
the utmost limit to tho number she could
accommodate at an afternoon affair was
completely nonplused to find that many
of the replies proposed bringing a friend,
with the apology, "I know you won't
mind." This would not matter at a large
reception, but at many other social af
fairs even, ono extra is a serious disad
Something; Now Xv Entertaining.
The cost of a very acceptable dinner in
New York, if served from tho establish
ment of the roost fashionable caterer, is
from $10 to $13 a cover. This sum In
cludes wine aud pretty table decorations.
For more elaborate dinners and where
tho caterer furnishes the music, flowers,
favors andhouse decorations of all kinds,
the cost is sometimes increased to $75 a
cover. Now and then some on 9 living in
quiot but contracted elegance wishes to
entertain on a larger scale titan her sur
roundings will permit. In that case, if
she objects to using one of the rooms for
dinners and dances that are part of tho
establishment of tho caterer, an addition
al flat or bouse is occasionally secured
for a day or an evening.
It was only a few days ago that a ca
terer received $3,000 for an arrangement
of this kind. A vacant house taken foi
a day was completely furnished with
rich rngs, good pictures, handsome paint
ings and choice furniture. Tlie dressing
rooms were complete, even curling tongs
and small lamps at which to heat them,
rouge and powdering being supplied;—
New York Post.
Diplomatic Mrs. Blorton.
A pretty story is told of Mr*. Morton's
tact and courtesy, quite equal to the tra
dition of Lady Washington's crushing a
teacup on pur-pose to relieve the embar
rassment of the guest who had inadver
tently broken one of her eggshell cups in
his large and careless hand. Mrs. Morton
haa a set of exquisitely painted dallies
from tho atelier of a noted Paris artist.
One of her political dinner guest*, after
dipping his fingers in tho bowl, drew out
the priceless filmy square and crushed it
into a ball,, trying to dry his hands as he
talked learnedly with his hostess. Mrs.
Morton smiled with a serenity for which,
it is hoped, the recording angel will give
her credit and said, "Such flimsy doilies
are useless —let me give you another—
but you know it's the fashion." And-the
grateful politician accepted the napkin
and never knew his mistake.—New York
A College For Women Workers.
A unique institution has been opened
in England under tha name of tho Col
lege for Woman Workers. It is prima
rily intended as a residence for ladies
carrying or? charitable work in the dis
triot, and also as a sort of training school
for younger women who intend tricing
np philanthropic work. Now that it has
become such a popular and even fashion
able craze that everybody mnst do some
thing to elevate tho rest of mankind,
this kind of probation service will be oi
great value. Zeal and enthusiasm are
admirablo qualities, but in grappling
with the intricate social problems of the
day they are more potent for good when
joined to experience and discretion.
Charity is no longer a sentiment, bnt a
science with fixed principles and laws.—
Swallowed Her Betrothal King.
An engagement ring nearly cost Miss
Ida Womer of Pottavilie her life. Tues
day night, when the young lady was pre
paring to retire, she placed tho precious
gold band between her lips. Lovingly
but lightly she held it, and tho tiny thing
slipped into her rncrotjs. Witt her tomgvc
she tried to replace It between her lips,
but tbe effort only forced tho rjag into
hor throat and down it went. Fear and
pain overcame tha girl, and calling for
help sho sank upon the bed unconscious.
A physician was summoned. For a tic?
it seemed as if Miss Worrier would suc
cumb, but after several hours she ral
liod, and although not entirely well ie
not by any means in a critical condition.
—Cor. Philadelphia Record.
A .Voted Parln fialon.
The salon of Emma Eamcs Storey is
ono of the most popular resorts in Pahs
for society in general and the musical
and artistic world in particular. When
Julian Storey, son of the sculptor Storey
of Rome, announced his intention of
wedding the sweet faced [ rssr>a deans,
there were some objections thrown in
the way of the proposed alliance, for the
father was very ambitious for his son,
and the singer refused tn lsavetaoatftgc.
But Emma Eames was received in must
exclusive circles hers and has been os
popular in her sofeial as in her profes
sional career everywhere. Hor recep
tions are held in her husband's studio.—
The Death of Mra. Whitney.
This world of ours is a loser by the
death of Mrs. William C. Whitney. She
was a beautiful woman—beautifti 1 of per
son and of character. She had the means
and the will to do good, and so her life
was full of sweet and gracious deeds.
Her mind was alert and vigorous; Bhe
was scholarly and accomplished. Her
amiability, her intelligence and her vi
vacity made her an ornament of and a
favorite in every social circle in which
she moved. Universally admired and be
loved in lifo, this gentle, gifted, gracious
woman has gone from ns foiever amid
universal sorrow and lamentation. —Chi-
. A Woman's Contribution.
Miss Olivia Phelps Stokes has sent to
the committee on literature of the board
cf women managers of tho state of New
York tsvo valuable documents, one sign
ed by Ferdinand and one by Isabella.
She will also send a copy of Preecotfa
"Ferdinand and Isabella," with extra il
lustrations by herself and now in proc
ess of binding by a woman. All of
these contributions will bo displayed fn
the New York exhibit of the woman's
library at tho Columbian exposition.—
New York Letter.
Mips Grace Dodgo is one of tho few
women who can carry off successfully
the dual role of missionary and society
woman. In a plain, dark suit, among
the poor and suffering, she ia still the
same attractive woman "that she is tn hea
beautiful residence in New York city,
surrounded by luxury and frior.de. She
has just jrubiiabod r. book for working
girls, dealing with the vidstjtuacr. which
are likely to came to one who must cam
her own living.—Brooklyn Basic.
Professional W&aae* Xo Tito Countries.
Dr. Anna Kohncw Of Leipsic, Wa*
•pent some time aa interne and instruct
or ln the New York Infirmary for Wom
en, calls America the paradise for wsm
en and contrasts her rrtm psattton In
Germany, where, though ah* took h
doctor's degree at tbo Unipersity of sfc
rich and has a large praorico in Leipaii,
sho is not legally allowed to 010 her title
of doctor and is subjected to most harass
ing restrictions in giving oni prescrip
tioni.—New York Letter.
A French Woman Allowed to Vote.
The woman's rights movement is cer
tainly making rajiid progress in France.
Mme. Vincent, secretary of tho Wom
an's association, presented herself at the
regular time in the St. Ouer-. town hall
ana demanded to be inscribed on the hst
of el&ctors. Tho clerk, harixtg prevkiu*
ly consulted tho mayor, afsef examiafnt;
her certificates and other documents,
granted ths privileg-j without delay.
The most exquisite cloak for the baby
girl is, as lost year, one-of heavy whits
ottoman, with a tiny shoulder cape edged
with narrow mink or beaver. Far house
Wear red shoes and a red juelrat are
pretty accessories to the spotless white
Taunton, Mass., has had a woman, Mrs.
Mary L. Sproat, in her probata ofEoa for
25 years, and the members cf the rxranty
bar presented Mrs. Sproat wtttt a purse a
few days ago to mark the twenty-fifth
anniversary of her service.
Tho fashionable woman conserves as
much elegance in her bank check ac aba
does in her visiting card. It is engraved
on fine paper and has her monogram in
graceful design at one side.
Kate Smith, a remarkably pretty and
highly educated youn? woman ef Lecus
ville, has taken up the rather ghawtrv
and not at ail feminine art ef ernbatoring,
Ladies do not remove their gloves either
at church or in tho theater. A gentlar&an
does so when ha sealer* taiKls-with e-l*4y.
Do not wear a wide trimming if yon
possess a small face, and a heavy trim
ming is quite as objectionable.*
Five young woman acted in grt ir- at \
a recent PlafiaStil (&. Jo wefttag.
Lady Jeune on Overdraw.
Lady Jeune ia of the opinion that if
women would but determine to discard
the ornaments, the garnitures, the trim
mings and the stuffs of French manu
facture and return to the siinpUcity and
plainnras of dress which satisfied their
mothers and grandmothers they would
give a stimulus to home production, and
if they insisted on a certain standard of
excellence in the material they porahased
they would soon fl&d their example fol
lowed by women oi all classes. As it ie,
she can only groan over What she calls
"tha oraau among women to overdress
themselves and Multiply their gowns."
It is no uncommon thing, ac ehe says,
for people to wear four or five gown* a
day. Gowns must be changed—irom'
ing, waikisg. afternop;:, evening, each
has its separate ar.parvl—and tfce tea
gown, which is on of tbo lael
few years, is perhaps the most gorgecrua
and extravagant article in the May it
used to so eaid th.st women dreaaan to
please man. If so, says La-Sy Jenxe, 4fc*tf
d.-iya are paaaed. Now they dress to cm*
vie one ac other. —-Exchange.
Ttto Blovcaacsi For Snort Dresses.
Engliah society is not only agitated bf
an antiCTixoline enjsads, but by whet if
named the Short Skirt leagno, led Vj
Lady Haberton. Its object is to indues
ladies to adopt a style of dress more emit
able for out of door wear than the pre*
ent o*o. Every member who joins tkt
league engages to wear waikiag dreeaei
not less than five inches off the gjfotmd
all around. It i 3 argned that the weight
and inconvenience of the present gownl
are snch as to deter.women from the ex.
ercise necessary to the maintenance ol
good health, while thoy expose tho wear*
ers to sickness by absorption of moisture,
Tiio movement has common sense ta
commend it. Ladies' costurcos are now*
adays very unwieldy affairs, and uaieei
tho weer«r holds them tip while traver*
ing the streets they sweep over ail eortf
of debris, dust and mud and soon prat
sent anything but an attractive appear
ance; —Boston Journal.
A. Woman Suggested For Regent.
A ocrrespendent of the New Tor*
Tribune calls attention to tea fact that
death has left a vacancy in tate board cl
regents of tho New York (a
directing, cot a teaching institution) aad
oaks: "Has not tho tine oame wheat
women are fitted by education and ex>
peri?nce to fill creditably poaiUeneon
the highest governing board of education
in tlie state? Would not the ptaaanoe ol
a woman on the board of aegenta add to
that body an edtwationaj taOame* ef
valce? Is it not fitting ttwt tha place
£Ce«l so hoßostfely lay Sir. George WH>
Ham Cisrtae should pats to a warns,
especially since so large a werk tar tha
educational advancement of wcraoac waa
done by Mr. Curtis?" Prrfeaser User/
M. Salmon of Vaaaar callage aad ackatr
college woman at* inter eaied to —Mi
the elacaon of a.aepreeesiaitiv* trance
as university regent.
'Children Cry for Pitcher's nristorii