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THJ5 3IOBNHSTG TIMES, SUNDAY, MAY 23, 1S97.
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THE REAL NEW WOMAN
And the Iteaon for Her Being:.
Tlic real reasou for tlie new -woman Js
iot on tlie snrrace, and for tliat reason it
has not been exploited to any great extent.
TUls much advertised but seldom seen new
woman of the comic papers is supposed to
take up that profession from "pure cussed
ness," because she is tired of being a
woman, and wants to be as nearly as
possible a member of the other division of
bumanity. She is said to lake on cigar
ette smoking and knickerbockers and other
mannish things for pure fun; but she is
bo uncommon an article that she will prob
ably be seen, sooner or later, In the freak
museum of the Baruum & Bailey combi
nation. They haven't yet been able to
find her.
The new woman, however, is not alto
gether a m j th. Women do engage m busi
ness and recreation nowadays in ways
which are a decided contrast to the no
tions of our grandfathers, and they are
better educated and are making more
moneyt occasionally, than was once the
casti. When Mary Lyon wcnta-canvassing
for her female seminary, the pioneer in
stitution for the higher education of wo
man, she was told by one crabbed old gen
tleman that there was no need for a
woman to know arithmetic, unless she
mcaut to drive pigs to market. The opin
ion of the whole country has changed on
that point However, this old gentleman
may not have been fairly representative of
bis day and generation, any more than
was Dr. Johnson, when he said that a
woman's writing was like a dog walking
on Its Wnd legs; It was not done well, but
you were surprised to find It done at nil.
Be that as it may, the new woman, so
far as her newness is concerned, is more a
product jt economic than of educational
conditions. She has been made what she
is by the steady march ofanvention. The
first new woman movement began in New
England, when the cotton and woolen
mills crowded out the spinning-wheels tnd
nand-looms.
It was no longer possible for the farm
er's daughter to compete, at her home, with
the huge machines in the cities, so she w ent
to the city and became a "new" factory
girl. When ready-made clothing became to
cheap that only the rich would have their
cl illies handmade, the seamstresses were
out of employment and had to take to run
ning machine iu the shops. "When the type
writer was invented the woman copyist
couldno longer earn money by taking work
home, and, finding that a typewriter was
really no harder to run than a sewing ma
chine, she adopted that. In short, as the
hundred avenues of home cmp'oynient for
wuinen gradually closed those who were
obliged ti earn their living have come out
into the woild to do it, and they have been
followed by many who were not obliged to
para their living, but who found, since in
vention had reduced the number of their
home duties, that they had more time than
they needed and more energy than could be
employed Inside their own homes. Add to
this the wider education, whlchbrlngslarger
wants to a woman, as it does to a man,
and you have increased independence in
the woman and Increased competition in
the world of business, mainly because the
world of business came into tlie woman's
home and took away her needle and her
spinning wheel and her loom and ner f rjing
pan and washtub.
Tlie little home bakery cannot compete
with the Wg bakeries which buy their ma
teiials by the carload; and the woman
housekeeper" with her limited experience
and capital cannot compete with the
luxurious club with its salaried chef and
central location. The new woman is not
altogether to blatncforherhelfifslieispush
ing men out of their places; she has been
pushed out of her old place by them.
"When this country was new almost any
energetic woman could find full scope Cor
l.cr em rgies without going outside her
natuial dulies as they were defined in
those days Housekeeping was so complex
an affair that it Included at least a dozen
trade, and the woman on a farm often
did her share of the farm work as well,
simply because the woik had to be done
and there were not enough of men to do
It. The woman who, a hundred years ago,
would have found vent for her execu
tive abuiry In manufacturing all the cloth
ing for her family, looking after a corps
of servants, carrying on a poultiy farm,
making pickles and pieserves, nnd inci
dentally bringing up a family of tenor a
dozen children, Is now, if she happens to
marry a business man, bet down In a city
house with all the modern improvements
and half of her household goods ready
made cheaper and better than she could
possibly make them, and is, or was, told
that her home is all the sphere she needs,
If her husband is rich bhe becomes a so
ciety queen, perhaps, or a philanthropist,
or a dirccror of various organizations;
and her childicn get just as much of her
timeand attention.If she is theiightkind of
mother, as her grandmother's children got
In the intervals or looking after the house
keeping, the kitchen garden, and the live
stock. This energetic woman may be per
fectly able to do her own housework, every
lutof It, but bhe doesn't doit out of regard
for her husband's position, or because she
has not been trained to that business till
every duty is a pleasure, as her grand
mother was. It will be seen that she is
In rather a dilemma. She has her grand
mother's force of character and no outlet
for It; nnd force of character shut up iu
Itself is apt to turn vinegary. It is my
notion that women who come into promi
nence as disturbing elements and are rest
leap and discontented are often of this
very type In spiteot all the tilk about the
Urger opportunities of women nowadays,
fthefe is this to be eaid: Mrs. Uptodute'e
grandmother did about as she chose in her
own peculiar sphere.
She took caro of her houseliold, and It
she had talent lor it she nursed half the
neighborhood, or superintended the sewing
circle, or helped her htibband on the farm,
llrs. Uptodnte mustn't do her own work,
because people would think Mr Uptodate
was mean; she mustn't go out nursing,
because her neighbors can pay their own
nurses and poor people are not suitablo
for her to associate with; she mustn't help
her husband in his office, because women
don't understand business; the only thing
that is left for her to do is to dress herself
and her children and keep up her social
duties. Even this she must do cautiously
and without the aim to outshine anybody
else, because she will ruin her husband
with her extravagance. Theconsequenccis
that her children are apt to suffer from
too much attention of the wrong sort,
aud she herself suffers from a sense of
being bomehow not of much use in the
world, or she finds avenues for her surplus
strength nnd bocomes the new sort of
woman who is talked about with such
fluency and zeal. This is not by any means
the rule, but it does account for a good
many particular case, and they are the
cases which aro disquieting the public
mind.
FRESH AIR CURES.
Abundant Oxygen to Do Awny With
TInlf tlie Tluiuau Ilh.
New York, May 22. She belonged to the
Fresh Air Society, and when some of the
women about the table remarked on tho
excellence of such a charity for the clal
dien of the slums, she hastened to asbuic
them her society limited its good work to
no class nor to persons of any particular
age.
"Tho object of all the members of the
brapch societies is," continued the rosy
woman in the red hat, taking advantage
of the inteiested fcilcnce of her slbter tea
drinkers, "to convert every man, woman
and child he or she meets to a true j.p
preciation of the value of fresh air, to
persuade them that it is more important
than food, clothes or social position, and
that the salvation or the human race de
pends on a laigcr consumption or oxygen.
"Now, that may sound radical, but
you will all admit that rresh air is the
one absolute requisite to our existence
every moment Take away food, cloth
Ing and water aud a man can live a sur
prisingly long time, but deprive that in
dlIduol one hour of air and death is
IncItable. In spite of this fact, a Ger
man scientist has proven that the great
majority of the race are voluntarily and
gradually diminishing every year the
requisite allowance of ficsh air per cap
ita per day.
Tho poor woman sleeps in a stufry
flat. opening'"very possibly on what is
called an air shart or an Hi-smelling
little court; from there she hurries to
the shop or factory, where she is em
ployed, and labors all day in an atmos
phere so poor and so foul a horse could
not endure it. At night, If she wishes
entertainment, she gets it in a theater,
but her condition is hardly worse than
her wealthier sister, whoso favorite
means of locomotion is a closed car
nage, whose house now possesses no chim
neys for -ventilation, whose chosen recre
ations are the theater, opera, the airless
shops, tho indoor skating rink, the Indoor
horse r.how, and who, while the working
woman is a prey to consumption, Is
herself a victim of every species of
nervous disorder.
"If they were suddenly transformed into
cows any sensible farmer would dispcse
of the lo; at$l apiece or have them shot.
On the other hnnd turn to the women
driving home In their broughams, why
nervous prostration, nervous indigestion,
weak throats or anemia has two-rhlrdsof
them by the throat, and that for lack of
which they are all languishing, sufrerlng
and, among the lower classes, the factory
and sweat shop handb, dying.is the cheap
est commodity in the world, fresh air.
"Our society, yon sec, Is formed" to per
suade the world of this oniisbion, and to
show why it is all impoxtaut and how it
should be enjoyed. Our method for the
cure of nervous arriictlons, especially
ror neuralgia, insomnia, hysteria, indi
gestion, melancholy, etc , is to simply satu
latethe patient in rresh air, bland and sun
warmed, then she can gel It, but cold or
damp or blazing hot when the weather is
adverse. "We demand that the patient
shall only go under cover in case of rain,
and hero in me you see u living cure of
nervous indigestion".
As every woman in the room looked with
houcbt envy at her red lips, clear eyes and
round, ruddy cheeks, Aie admitted (hat a
year since what with wrinkles, giay hair,
sleepless nlghtB and a diet of toast and hot
water she was urn object of commiseml ion.
"A fresh-air fiend took me in hand
Just then," explained the regenerated lady,
"and In desperation I simply gave up living
at home. "When the family were taking
their brcakfa&t in the cozy dining-room, I
was served at a table on the -v eranda. and
arter thit meal I strolled about under an
umhiella, prowled through the park, took
my dog ror walks, sat on a hench in the
square and read and sewed till luncheon
onthe back veranda was ready. Jfrom then
until twilight I rode on top oC the omnibus,
looked In shop windows, bicycled a little
and tended the flowers in our back yard;
then I had dinner on the porch.
Until bedtime I sat by an open window,
and the first six nights of my cure I slept
with every window of my room wide open.
Finally I had a litllo folding lion bed put
out every dry night on tho upper back bal
cony, and slept right under the stars. In a
week I was so much better I could digest
all my food; in six weeksl wascured.sleep-
t
ingllkca top, eating like a schoolboy, and
with the spirits of n kitten. What it bus
done to cleanse, soften and color my skin
and airest the fading of my hair any one
who had seen me in my lormer state could
attest-, so that I believe flesh ulr to be the
most potent cosmetic in the world.
Since my restoration td health, howcvei,
I haveecnfni moiQ wonderful things done
Persons given up by physicians and lifted
into cat Wages made up, by nieansof boaids
and blankcth, into beds, have been slowly
diien about in the air back to health ami
vigor. "We belfeers in oxygen count,
Queen Victoiia as one otourmeiiibers.aiiil
claim Gladstone as tru adherent, for both
of these distinguished individuals set down
their long eais of piofitable life to lib
cial indulgence in fresh air. The Queen
today is seventj-eight years of age, eats,
napb, dees business, writes and sits with
her family, weather permitting, out of
doors "Wo find that with fresh air cn-
Jojed ad libitum, even If liaid living lifts
to be endured, theohances of a long, healthy
life are double those held by persons who
lhe luxuriously, but much indoors.
In England, in Devonshire, has already
been founded one frcsh-uir settlement,
to practically demonstrate not only the
benefits of air as a cure, but to illustrate
how too-closcly housed moderns should
live. "Women, suffering from nervo is
troubles, weak lungs, etc., are received
there, and are practically foiced to live"
without shelter. On rainy days, over
shoes, waterproof capes, and umbr. lias
are dealt out, and the patients read, sew,
eat, write, paint, and lastly, sleep out
of doors. Bowing machines and type
writers have little canopy tents se't tip
over them, and all the kitchens are merely
sheds with glass sashes, like those on a
greenhouse to let down in case of ram.
Tlie laundries are built on the same pat
tern, and only the bath houses are en
closed in wood or brick.
One woman, an overworked autuor, who
was cured at this settlement last sitmacr
of a complication of nervous diseases, has
found fresh air as necessary to her life as
food or water, and on the coldest winter
dajB writes by an open window. She
muffles herself Jn fursto do it, some
times tho Ink freezes in the bottle, but
where as in her former days she was only
able to write steadily four hours a day,
she can now, out-of-doors or by her open
window, use her pen from six to seven
hours, and no fatigue following. But the
fresh air society is not satisfied with merely
recommending its principles to sick women,
to overworked individuals or to -hose whose
means arc so straitened that to know of a
cure Just outside their front doors is a
boon indeed.
"Wo aro going to labor to secure the
trans-plinting Bweatshops to the roofs of
the ill-smelling rooms they are now in.
"We are having designs drawn orimpioved
f.ictoiies, with rolling glass roofs, shops
built in a succession of open front 1 ooths,
like those used in the cast; schoolhouseb
that are sheds with sliding glass walls,
and dwelling houses having open-air kitch
ens and laundries and all the rooms so
arranged that one whole side can be tel
escoped together and make of each apart
ment a sort of portico "
The proprietor of the red hat rose to
take her departure, jubilant in the con
sciousness of halng planted the good seeds
of her doctrine in rertiie ground, promiing
as she swept out, followed by a -volley of
questions, to send her hearers a batch of
pamphlets on "How to Cure Dyspepsia in
Youi Back Yard," ""What the Open Air
"Will Do for a Complexion," and a s;ore
more of impiesslve little books gotten cut
by the society that has the Queen of Eng
land as r. member and Mr. Gladstone for a
godfather.
One Sad jfan.
"May I ask what is going on In the vil
lage?" inquired the observant stranger.
""We're -celebratin' the birthday of the
oldest inhabitant, sir," replied the native.
"She's a hundred an' one today, sir."
"And tell me, pray, who is that little
man with the dreadfully sad countemmce
who walks by the old lady's side?"
"That's her son-in-law, sir.. He's been
kcepin' up her life insurance for the last
thirty years." Cleveland Plain Dealer
A CLEAR COMPLEXION.
Knowledge of ijkin Culture Need Not
lie Confined toFbrguiiKof Wen. th.
New York, May 20.-''Old and ugly at
twenty-Jivel and nobody to blame for it
but yourself." ;
That was tbjconsoInMqn, that I re
ceived from 'Mury Soott ifoWhmd when
I asked herwJijftTco do for myd!snppearing J
loveliness---Injynj' heart I knew bhe wjs
light, bit. I didn't like, the medicine, ad-
miuisteieiUn jjupIi an linawectened'tale.
Howcv ei , I had tf5m;e there for a remedy,
,and as she owns fa (forty tsveu years aud
is still pink and white ""and beautiful, I
could not but regard her us uutho'iity on
the hiibject. ir Cnto. -learned Gieek at
eight j', surely it was not too latofor me to
learn benutyiatilt ty.
"The chief lensoh why women fade
before they i&ojjirly is the fact that thy
are either tooTtJriy- or too stingy to 'teed
their faces.' Sk7n w'M not live without
food any inorO-fhan a piunt or other or
ganism; yecfyouic of j-ou women expect
It to flourish" and bloom like the roi?e
without a particle of nourishment You
Walt until the winkles come, not making
tfiC lcnst ef foi t toward them off, and then
you begin rublihig tp smooth them out-n
pioceedlag wbleiijib just as likely to make
them wor.se 'as dic-tter. The wrinkle is by
no means tlje'rirst stage in the decay of
beauty. A "rentl'dtal has been going (
underneath before It makes Its appearance
on the burfacc. JK wnita moment, and I
will show you a picture of the human race
without its covering- of bkin," und she
Clashed out into" ui'ad Joining room for a
couple of charts, one rcpt eventing the
muscles of thefacOj-the other a-magnified
section of thc-bj;in.
"It is these TifuBClcs," baid she, "that
are the most important element in the
composition of a good complexion. They
are the foundation, and when they are
allowed to shrivel and shrink no amount
of rubbing and'smoothing can prevent tlie
skin covering rrom shrHeling, too They
lose theli firmness, and tlie cheeks sag
down like bags on either side or the Jaw.
There are thousandsor examples that might
be cited Look at AdaRchau, for instance,
that veiy Juno among actresses. She has
allowed herself to age. The facial muscles
have not the firmness" and plumpness or
youth, which they might have Just as well
as not by paying a little attention to the
matter. Even your cheeks arc getting
flabby, nnd yon ought to be at tlie ery
zenith of your natural good look
"It pays totake care of jour face,
whether you, consider it 'your fortune er
not. a here Isn't the slightest doubt that
Mine Patti's lasting popularity is due in
groat measure to the preservation of her j
ALONG THE
beauty, and the great diva hasnevermade
any secret or the ract that she takes the
most excellent care or her complexion.
""What does she do ror her skin? I will
tell you exactly, for nobody knows better
than J. Mrs. Lahgtry does practically the
same thing. So do Mrs. Kendal, Julia
Marlowe Taber, Molba, Calve, Jcsio Bart
lett Din is Beatrice Cameron, Mrs. Leslie
Carter, and dozens or actresses besides,
not to mention members or the royal fami
lies of Europe, and well-known million
airesses of this country. Theie Is no earth
ly reason why a knowledge of skm preser
vation should be confined to personb of
royalty and wealth. To be sure, they
often icquire more caie on account of the
constant drain upon their vitality by the
demands of society, but a poor woman
very often evens up matters by hard work
and study.
"It ought not to cost more than $50 to
make the difference between beauty and
ugliness, and what woman would not give
three times that amount ir she could but
get back her jouthrul pink and white?
The gieatest tiouble with tho average
American woman is her lack or per
sistency in following up a prescribed
treatment. She will do what she is
told for a week, and then she will neg
lect it for three or four days. No wo
man can hope to restore beauty at that
rate. She must form a habit of attend
ing to her face night and morning, as
regularly as she brushes her teetn and
hair. "Why should she neglect the one and
not the other, especially when it requires
very little more time and when the stake is
so great? Even ordinary cleanliness ought
to dictate more care of the skin than the
average woman devotes to It.
"It is a constant source of sui prise to
most womento iibe how well the gener
al run of actresses and singers manage
to preserve inch? good looks. But this
should not surprise anybody, for it is
merely a matter of attention. Any woman
may preserve what beauty she has quite
as well as a'n actress on the stage. All
that she need' do Is just what the actress
does. J
"For instance, if an ordinary woman
of thirty should begin now to follow
out tlie practice .which has been Adc
lina Patti's habit for years, she will he
surprised tosce flow rapidly ner skin
responds to u. little care and attention,
and In one month she will find a marked
change in her appearance. Or course, borne
skins have been so long neglected that they
require the attention of a specialist In
ekin disease--. If your stomitch gets out of
ouler, you goto the doctor, ir your eye hurt
you, yon hunt up an oculist at once; but
when j on see your skin growing parch
ed and l lotched with pimples aud black
heads, you merely whimper and whine at
the sad fate that Is depriving you of your
beauty, when all the time your Un needs
only a little medicine, or pity 'twere to
say it a little something to eat!
"Madame Patti's treatment applies to
the aveiage skin namely, that which is
neither very good nor -veiy bad. It will
not cine eczema, but it will present the
waste which is constantly going on in the
skin of the! fece. This is what .she does,
night oiui niprning,eYccyda ofherlife.
'When she lines m the morning, she
wrings -out her crash wash cloth in tepid
water, rubs on n little puie olie oil senp,
and upon that puts a little ione cream,
tneu she prof eed-j to waMihcr face ami ,ieck
Just as any other woman does, and with
out eoiiHUU'lng any moio time than dtrens
)f others do She removes tlie-soap riom
her face by rliihlng the lag in clenr, tcrld
water and iubbing bei face, .ifier which
she wipes it gently with n soft towel and
puts on a little j owler She does not put
water directly on hor face, lecuuoe that
dries up the natural oils of the skin. At
night, when she retiresr she washes her
face in the bame manner, and inhtead of
putting on powder rubs Jn a little cieam
to bring out the impurities while she is
ableep She repeals the same process alter
a drive, and whenever the face needs
cleansing.
"Exposure to the wind is very bad fr-r
the skin because it diies up the natural
oil Even the ordinary air will do this.
That Is why the skin or the body is usii illy
so muolL sorter and,jbmoother than that or
the race and hands. For this reason, a
little cream lubbed in turn the outside is
necessary to compensate for the waste thut
is constantly going on
"Just look at this chart for a moment
It will show you more about tlie compobl
tion or the skin in five minutes than I
can tell you in a day. iere you see these
tittle globules, marked F. "Well, they arc
the rat cells that oil the skin and the
glands that lead up to the suirace of the
muscles underneath. You see how they are
connected with the veins and th sweat
skin. So long a, these last and tl'e rwes
aie kept free from impurities, the skin gets
its needed supply of oil and is soft and
pliable. The muscles get nourishment from
the same source and soon shrivel when
depri-cd 6f it When the rat cells become
exhausted the supplymust be supplemented
rrom the outside Indeed, it Is very dan-
CONDUIT HOAD.
gerous to wait until the natural oil is gone
herons beginning to reed the skin with
artificial oils. The pores are little mouths
that drink up rood as ravenously as a
little animal. The atmosphere, the im
purities In water, tho modern mode of
living, all these conspire to rob the skin
or its nourishment, and the woman who j
neglects to lurnismc wicn aaaiuonai roou
runs the risk or becoming ugly in her
youth and positively disrigured in old age."
MISS ELIZABETH HARRISON.
The chief item of interest which is going
the rounds about ex-Preildent Harrison
is the fact that his -wife left him to take
care of the baby orte afternoon when she
went shopping. Opinions have differed
as to his success in the nursemaid ca
pacity. One paper stated that there were
sounds of woe heard rn the Harrison apart
ments that afternoon, that the steady
tramp of Mi. Harrison's boots neaiiy wore
out the carpet, and that when his wife
came home he immediately emerged rrom
the loom, very red in the race, aud took a
long walk. Another account takes the view
that Mr. Benjamin Harrison was a success
as a nurse, and that he greeted his wife
with a beaming face and also a beaming
baby when shecamc back withher cab full
of bundles. But all agree that it is im
possible to get him to talk en Indiana poli
tics, the Cuban question, tlie gold standard
or anything else except the baby. On his
arrival at the Chicago hotel, he was at jnee
buttonholed by a icportei of that to.vn,
who wanted an Interview Mr. Harri
son gave him one on the subject of the
baby's new tooth The interview is not
very fully leportcd, possibly because the
newspaper man was a diffident joung
bachelor, hut it is said thntm the midst or
it all, Mr. Harrison turned to his wife with
the exclamation: "-My dear, isn't that
Elizabeth ciying?" Whereat they both
dived into the baby's domicile, and no ic
poiter would have the nerve to follow them.
We know what we are, hut we know
not what we shall lie. Who would have
ventured to prophesy whcn;Mr. Harrison's
white hat figured so prominently in ?au
causcs and Cabinet meetings and. poliU
cal conventions, when he made those clear
cut and explicit speeches on the gold stand
ard; nay, when he began writing those iu-
ill II J -$ A SSS
terestiug articles en the life or the Presi
dent for the Ladies' Home Journal, that
the time would ever come when he would
be simply and solely a pioud papa, with no
wish to be known nsanythingelse? Itrnay
be expected that his next article on the
life of the President will deal somehow or
other with this very interesting subjevt
How Is it to Le done does not jet appear,
but it will be done, and it will cause ihfl
Ladies Home Journal to exhaust itb edi
tion and print another. See if It dees not.
THE WOMAN DRUMMER.
XtiHt nnd Jlost Pro-jrcssslve Speci
men of the 2Cew "Woman.
One of the unusual occupations in which
bright girlb aie engaged nowadays is ;hat
or the "drummer" Undoubtedly the nov
elty of the thing sometimes makes tlie
woman a success, or, in almost as many
cases, the novelty of the thing may work
against liei. But in the long run It is not
novelty which countn It is energy, tar t,
busfuesfe sense and good nature, just as it
i with the masculine vaiietv of tliatp'j(2js
The drummer, as a species, has a laige
and efrioiescent reputation ror nerve
This is gained in a veiy simple way The
man who is met every now and then by
a chilling rebuir, and who miiht meet his
engagements and sell his gcods in plte
of the obduiacy of human nature aud the
weather and the fateH, is obliged to Le Im
pcrturable, and he Is obliged to Le aleit
He geti the best room in the hotel, becaue
lie understands how to get it, and he holds
to Ills bargain coolly because he cannot jf
ford to Le In a constant state or ebullition
oi apology. Thisfacultj the woman drum
mer must also have, ir she Is to Le a suc
cess. One young lady in the middle "West 5s an
advance agent for manufacturers. She
travels for a man who is in the- business S
manufactuiing patent things in wemen's
wear. He has his regular drummers, who
make the bargains with tlie dealers, but
ahead xyt them goes this little lady, talks
of the new Invention among the women and
in the shops, andcreates a demand. A well
laid scheme, isn't it? And jet there Is
nothing wrong about this scheme, hecu'ife
tlie d'-mand is a bona-fide ofrair, in
dured bv the young lady's visit and ex
hibition or the aiticle and her clever way
or stating its advantages She s simply
a walking advertisement, which can be
relied upon to answer questions.
She is a plucky giil,and u shrewd one,
and she possesses that facultj which all
wise women have thatof knowing howand
when to spae herseir She has learned to
traiel easily and to sleep and eat proreily
under difficulties She sajs:
""Why, the biggest sale I ever made was
in celluloid shirt fronts at G o'clock one af
ternoon I got into the town of D. tired
to death, and hot and hungry. But I
drank some tea and ate some radishes
while I fieshencd mjseir up in the station
Then I set out for the store or G. (I call
him G. because he turned out to be such
a good thing.)
"He was closing up the store, and was
not glad to see me. 'Celluloid fiddlesticks,'
said he, when I had got off my little speech
about my shirt bosoms. 17o you suppose
any self-respecting woman is going to wear
such a make-shllt as that?' " -
" 'Yes, I do,' said I, 'I am dne, and I've
got one on. And what is more, I 1 ave
ridden three hundred miles since my
brcakrast today, on a road where they
burn bituminous coal, with that thirt Trout
on. And jou canlook atitnow-'
" 'Well, it does l67k "ffdslr as a daisy,'
said he, 'and ir you'U c6ineln,J11 get one
for my wife, nnjway, so she can look de
cent when we gp traveling'thls summer'
I sold him a hundred--e!ozeu before I let
go of him."
This girl Is doing hor work In very
much the same way that a man doe's, ex
cept that she can deal with women better
But there are others who win their way
niore especially through their feminine
qualities.
One or these is MissKatc Todd, who
sells all sorts or pretty thlngsinade of
shells. She has iu her Tstock or good
shell clocks, vases, shade ror electric
lights, and all sorts of pretty natural
specimr ns of the sea-shell kind Her metho 1
of work is original. She takes a -roo.n
at the best hotel 1n toWli, a blue room if
she can rind one, and unpacks her treas
ures. She makes the room a perfect ma
rine bower. Then shesenddOutinvitatfoTS
to possible customers to come and see her,
and they come. When she leaves the
town she has sold every sample in her
room and taken orders for more.
Another clever girl is out on the ro.id
for household articles, is he has sold a. good
many thousand washboards, for one thing
There is money In the business of the
drummer; more money than most women
can make In other proression-.; but Ittikes
an exceptional woman to extract tie;
monoy .from the business- The excep
tional girl, however, has a fair chance
to grow rich.
A SAVAGE CAMP MEETING.
Indians of Oklahoma Who Have Kx.
cliunged UatelietH for Hymn Hook.
A Christian camp meeting among savago
Indians is a novelty to most people, but
that is what is about to take place in tho
western part or Oklahoma. Through tho
tlie work of mlssionariessomcortheKIowas
have accepted the Christian religion, anil
arc about to hold a meeting or their tiibe
to promulgate the new doctrine among
their rriends.
The coming camp meeting will be held
in Saddle Mountain, where many or tho
Kiowas are now living, and other mem
bers or the tribe are gathering by bores
rrom every diieelion to attend the strange
services. A great arbor is Leing built of
branches rrom the trees and or red, white
and hi ue bun ting, an d will beprof u ely deco
rated with American flags. "When thetlmo
for the meetings has anived the "rowing
committee" will go aLout the prairie jing
ing dinner bells to call the Kiowas from
their tepees to the meeting place.
The only missionary at Saddle .Mountain
Is Miss. Isabelle Crawford, daughter of
Pror Crawford, who was fourteen years a
lecturer on theology m McMaster's Hall,
Toronto. TIiisirae joung nomamhas de
voted her life to work among the savago
Indians She lives alone with them, tho
only white person on the mountain, and Is
seenty-seven miles .from a railroad and
fifty-seven from a' postoffice "When
traveling among the camps, she shares tho '
tpees or the Indian women, and when at
the mission headquarters has only a cor
ner in a tiny cabin which she can call her
own.
The cabin serves as schoolroom, chapel,
kitchen and sitting-room, and has to bo
shared with an Indian family, and who
ever of the dusky tribe may chance to
claim their hospitality Her scanty food
must be shared with those who como
many miles to hear her teachings, and
with her neighbors, when the tribe's ra
tions are e.xhaubted Since trie Indian
brave has never learned the ethics of
chivalry, and since no servant is provided
for this lonely missionary, she- must do
all the menial work of her station with
her own hands, even to the Uiopping of
her own firewood From ten to thirt-ir
come dally to the cabin to be taught, and
her services as friend, nurse counsellor and
teacher are required In the camps for
miles around.
It is she who has taught the Indiana
of Saddle Mountain to plow aud plant
and harvest, and has encouraged and stim
ulated them to something approaching industry-
The women are also learning to
use stoves and cook properly, and to care
for their children somewhat after civil
ized customs
Perhaps the saddest task which falls
to the lot of this young missionary Is
the burial of the dead Berore her ad
vent Into the camp, the Indian burial
customs prevailed. Upon a death in tho
camp the men and women cut off their
hair and fingers, and gashed their bod
ies and limbs frightfully Everything be
longing to the departed man was buried
in his grave, and hishore$ aud stock were
driven to the grave and bhot there. Often
the bodies were scarcely covered with
earth, and became food for roving wolves.
But now among the ChribUan Indians all
is changed. Miss Crawrord herself moke
coffins from wooden boxes, covering them
with white cloth, and also helps to dig
the gravc.3-
In a leeerrt letter Miss Crawford writes:
"The only way I can live here is to live
light among and like the Indians, and con
sequently I have to cat what they eat
1 could never afford tofeedall these ciowdj
anything but the cheapest pork, beans, ap
ple bauce and syrup, and I couldn't be
mean enough to eat anything better my
self. Yesterday some one killed a beer,
and I wish you could r-ave seen me eat.
Today I am feeling ro mech stionger, Tor
I had been living on bread and syrup ror
over a week. Two weeks ago we ran out
of food, and had to"go twenty-five miles
in a "prairie schooner" to Fort Sill for
supplies. I camped with the Indians and
shared a tepee with four men, three women
and three children. As I was only one I
offered to sleep in a kind of cornei and let
the others who had children and husbands
sleep in the beds Indian beds. Con1
quentlj , I spread my bedding on theground
and crawled in In a few minutes one dog
came and crowded on the quilts, then an
other and another, till I was surrounded by
ten, ail wanting a coiner I had to keep
shoving 'hem off all night"
LITERARY BLONDES.
Characteristic- and Eccentricities
of Some Fnmou-, Women.
Among the women prominent in tho
literary world today, it is interesting to
note that many of them aie or the deli
cate blonde types- Marie Corelli, whoso
books sell enormously and arc translated
into nearly a dozen languages, Including
Arabic and Ilindusthnee, is distinctly
petite, with a rragilerigure and a mass of
curling, reddish gold hair under which
large, dark, blue eyes look questioningiy
She was born in Italy, but was adopted lu
early childhood by a London physician,
the rather or Eric Mackay, the poet, who,
like Byron, "awoke and round himself fa
mous" on the publication of his volumo
of sonnets: "The Love Letters of a Vio
linist," which eies him high rank among
the younger Victorian poets- Corelli lav
ishes unbounded admiration upon his work
and frequently quotes his poems in her
novels- In the "Romance of Two Worlds"
she has madecoplousextracts, with warm est
laudatory comment, from the "Love Letters-"
"The Romance of Two Worlds," by
the way, has the distinction or having
caused her most gracious majesty, Queen
Victoria, to forego part or a night'b re
pose, ror her royal highness rerused to go
to bed until the last chapter was flaishid
at 2 o'clock in the morning- One of Mailo
Corclll's eccentricities is "a d.'si.ke 'o Le
ing photographed, and nr.other is n determi
nation not to rumry a decision which a
good many men have vainly sought to
change- She has made a foitune by 1 er
writings, so can arrord to be independent.
Frances Hodgson Burnettls also a blonde.
It: oue family of her friendsshe is culled by
the caressing pet-name or "Fluffy.' She
is delicate in coloring and has a mobile
face, rather serious in repose, butiightlng
up Into charming humorousnesbot expres
sion when among intimate friends.
Mary E. Wilkins Is another blonde,
small in stature and with a face wiiobo
earnestness recnlLs her own "New Eng
land Nun ' OnedayatMrs-LouiseChaudler
Moulton's one of her famous Fridny.s
In a group which included several rioted
people, among theai Miss Wilklrw, lulla
Marlowe and Oscar FayAdams, theconv-r-satlon
drifted Into reminiscence, and,
with a good deal of laughter, contest! )aa
were made of childish sins. Miss Wilkiusie
lated her one raKchond with a smile, it
is true, but in a way which clearly showed
tl.e sensitive conscientiousness or her Ma
ture. Once, when very small, -he strajed
into the dining-room before dinner, and
climbing up to the table abstracted i rew
grapes Her mother coming in soon arter
noticed a slight disarrangement and ..ked
the child if she had taken any gripes.
Hastily the little one answered "No, n.ni
ma." and the matter dropped. AU-,ho
afternoon, however, the matter sat heavily
on the child's conscience until. In the twi
light, bhe threw her curly golden head .
upon her mother's lap and sobbed he
confession .

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