OCR Interpretation


The times. (Washington [D.C.]) 1897-1901, January 28, 1900, Second Part, Image 18

Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC

Persistent link: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85054468/1900-01-28/ed-1/seq-18/

What is OCR?


Thumbnail for 6

The Display of Spring Goods Sug
gests n Meadow in May
Ielon Green Orsrnnrtles Mrlprd
Mlkn nnd GlnKlimn ihc tlic Miop
prrn nmtnlle lloni of the llrx
to Comic hlrt AVnlut of Sntln
1nccd Ilnnnvl Vrnn Ilnl lrork
NEW TOUK Jan 27 I turned over a
new leaf on the first of the year a leaf of
strict economy I took severe counsel with
mself denounced my extravagant ways
I wept remorsefully over the sire of the
bills 1 presented to my papa when the new
year came in and with the cheerfulcst
most confident manner lu the world I as
sured him that If he would Bee me credit
ably Into the new century I would prom
ise on my word as a dutiful daughter
never never to overdraw my bank nccount
again Malsle sighed heavily and gazed
about the circle before the crackling hick
ory logs as If for sympathy
Well commented the hostess with
friendly candor that Is more heroism
than I believed you capable or but envi
ously as she shook a couple of saccharine
pellets Into plump Mrs Van Knickerbock
ers cup how lov cly it Is to know you are
doing jour duly living up to noble prom
ises and high Ideals must be the most de
lightful sensation in the world
I suppose so answered Malsle In a
lolce dangerously near tears but It cer
tainly Involves a great deal of suffering
This morning for Instance I was obliged
to go the round of the shops with a country
cousin who discreet and happy
has not shackled her artistic soul v ith
any new year vows and the things we saw
were enough to try the resolute temper of
the finest nature
What did jou seel hungrily demanded
the hostess w ho under the exactions of lcr
pbslclan still nursed a cold by her own
Colonial pillared fireside
Everything to tempt a woman to mad
extravagencp in spring shopping I -awn
a whlc as driven snow gloves as sweet
as damask roses to quote William Shake
speare You know what usually happens-
at this season wben one shivers in a snow
whitened gale to gaze through a stretch of
plate glass upon all the pomp and ceremo
nies of summer t Defied charmingly In the
area of a show window It was almost
more than feminine flesh and blood ijlj
bear Lot to rush In and order dozens of
the new melon green organdies satin faced
ropllno striped silk and wool grenadine
and ginghams that make one able to sniff
the fragrance of green fields and pastures
new
Among the sweet things I saw end
gloated over in spite of my Inability to
buy were blouses of satin faced French
flannel that my prophetic sould tells me
are bound to be Immensely popular in two
months to come when women tregia to
shuffle off by degrees the dull and heavy
coll of winter clothes Those bat influ
enced me most were In shades of Marc
chal Nlel yellow heartstone grey and old
tapestry blue flannel as soft and rich and
no more bulky than satin and decorated
with groups of parallel lines and ruws of
tiny Sowers embroidered In filoselle me
of these shirt waists are cut mj all seeing
eye took note with the Raglan j boulder
and tin cuffs turn back or drop over the
hand as individual wearers may prefer
But do get round to the muslin In
terrupted Mrs Van Knickerbocker gently
and did jou draw any inferences that
can guide one in the purchase of a spring
silk 7
Of course I saw muslins and silks too
and if you will only give me time I will
get round to an account of a precious lit
tle frock over which my cousin and a tall
rosy w ell dresbed - creature from Chicago
struggled for possession The Chicago
woman landed It eienlually for it became
her figure best and while I sat outside
the ontest the suffering victim of a vow
I look notes on that same gown and later
Id the season I shall Imitate its delicious
lines and curies In another color
For the Chicago girl It was strangely
becoming in a shade called violet blue
The top and bottom of the skirt and
sleeves and the upper part of this un
flgured foulard were packed into tiny
tucks and then there was the mere out
line of an overdress sketched on the sur
face of the skirt by a graceful piping done
with a flat cream colored cord
This cording bordered the front or the
waist where they were split open down
the front and revealed a vest of cream
lace laid over cream net Upon the vest
was knotted in pretty carelessness a sash
tie of cream surah and the ends were not
fringed as you may hate guessed but
were drawn down and concealed In the
rather broadly folded belt of the same
color that encircled the waist
I spent M least ten minutes pondering
whether I might accept as an Indication of
the future the neck arrangement of this
gown It was a simple crush collar of
cream surah running up rather high back
of the ears and finished in the rear by a
generous bow of wired silk Just the sort
of collar we wore three or four years ago
Altogether I regard the little iilk frock as
a triumph of dressmakers art and the girl
from the Windy City with her bright hair
and cheeks bore the soft silken draperies
with tie inajestlcc grace of a goddess
Now If It will be any consolation to your
soul Mrs Van Knickerbocker I can quote
the saleswoman as roy autborit for the
fact that plain idlks are going to be prefer
red to figured ones when the time for
wearing light clothes an lies and that
trains are sure to take to themselves a
number of inches more when the flowers
begin to bloom
As I was going on to say my rousln
with commendable fortitude when find
ing herself worsted In the conflict over the
silk gown hurried for consolation to the
counter where they are selling muslins
and ginghams and our first purchase was a
stunning melon green organdie illuminated
with black rings btamped upon its verdant
surface rhls is to be made up over a
slip f green cut quite plain and fulled a
trifle at the back Three accordion pleated
flounces are going to surge and ripple from
her knees down and be topped off by pip
ings of black silk laid on at the knees in
deep Vandyke points
As to the waist that was my victory
for my pretty cousin hankered after a
fashion distinctly of the last century
while I bent all my Influence to the choice
of a sweet little body founded In a yoke
of imitation cream colored cluny lace run
ning down not only well over the bust
and shoulder blades but upon the tops
of the arms as well Below the joke two
small lateral flounces of organdie ran
cross the arms as well as the bust and
there a sllglly pouched front was drawn
Into a stitched belt of green taflcta An
other Inspiration of mine was that of edg
ing all the ruffles with a narrow gauging
of black net- Added to this I ordered
triple straps of black ribbon run up over
either shoulder and a bow of light green
paany fastened on the light breast and
if my rousln Is not boned under a weight
of gratitude to me for helpful suggestions
then I can only wonder at her lack of
appreciation for valued favors received
And you went and saw and were not
conquered by these temptations asked
the hostess with awe in ber tones
Well admitted the heroine of the occa
sion modestly I did buy Just one only
one little fock and that was so slmplt no
truly Inexpensive that I cant see where It
violates In the least ray resolution fig i
pretty piece of pink perfection In that new
shade of rose they call Venus pink for it
has just a glamour of violet over it and the
woman le yet to be born whose coloring
it would not agree with
Excursloulng about t soon came to re
alize thai flowered organdies arc not going
to tie half so modish as tliov In one deli
cate uniform color work el up Into owns
by the aid of lace and velvet rlulon 8a
died with dreams of conquests to come on
wide verandas with the mercury striving
to beat its own previous tall records I laid
out n small sum in a pink frock sn then
I made haste to my little seamstress She
persunoid me Into having both skirt and
waltt laid in lateral tucks beginning qute
nan on at the shoulders apd broadening to
n arly twelve inches at the foot Over my
shudders she cast a joke of laca Vilth wing
rcvirs falling upon the iholld ts and vllb
a small girdle nnd a big breast knot of
Jacqueminot red Liberty satin we did
achieve a triumph that once seen will not
Ill warrant jou be soon forgotten
WHAT ONE MAYORESS DID
Transformed n nloon Into n Mission
llourc
Although Ljdla Major of Brownsville
L I may not be as much of a heroine
as was Joan of Arc In her time she ac
complished something that promises well
for her future being She Is ony sixteen
years of age She has transformed a
saloon into what may for want of a bet
ter name be termed mission home It Is
true that In achieving this she has had
assistance but It was she who Inspired and
organized them and above all it was she
who conceived the original idea
Brownsville is the largest purely He
brew settlement In America It as a
population of 13000 and within its limits
are biloons enough for such a number
perhaps more than enough As a rule
the Hebicws are abstainers but as they
arc chiefly engaged In the manufacture
of clothing there naturally occurs stukes
among them now and then During luch
times the strikers make the saloons their
headquarters and spend more money In
clgnJB and lager beer than is pleasing to
their families
Ldia Mayer has three brothers who
In the strike of October last spent most of
their ample leisure In the Crescent Cafe
It was convenient to their residence imd It
possessed such attractions for Idle young
men as billiard tables a roulette tabic
though that was not the name they gave
it and the seductive game of penuchlc
Now although Lydla is onlj a few montha
over sixteen she secretary of the Beth
Sarah Club and she Is so practical that
after deciding that a certain thing is cither
bad or of no use she takes steps to have it
disappear She entertained a strong dis
like for the Crescent Cafe She thought
It was too near her house and when she
saw her brothers growing partial to it she
wrote to the license commissioners In
forming them that five saloans were too
many In a suburban block The commis
sioners thanked her kindly for the infor
mation and promised to consider the mat
ter but they did nothing
Ljdla next moved a resolution In her
club to the effect that the Crescent Cafe
was situated within the forbidden distance
from a church or school which resolution
was carried unanimously and forwarded
to the commissioners who however took
no action This neglect angered Ldia and
so what did she do but take the stump
and with other women and girls who be
lieved In her raised such an awful commo
tion in Brownsville that the pollllclans got
scared
iook ncre tnej said to the com
missioners those chits of girls confound
them have fathers and brothers and
sweethearts and theyll Just swamp us at
the coming election if you dont do some
thing
The Crescent Cafe was one one pretence
or another deprived of Its license after
which its late proprietor went to I yd In
with tears In his eyes
I have a wife and seven children he
pleaded and I can do nothing but keep
a saloon
Terbaps jou only think ro said Iydla
what is the matter with keeping a Miss
ion House
The saloon man gapped and ehol A
-Mission House
I dont mean a mission house for the
conversion of people she said or any
thing like it Let me explain
This she did so lucidly that the saoon
keeper sold his bar fixtures and bought
tables and chairs and knives and forks and
crockery and scattered books and period
cals over a hall that was wjat to resound
with the clink of glass and the disputes
of political economists and behold he Is
making more money dispensing rolls and
roffee In the Crescent Mission than he
used to make In retailing beer As for the
Crcsccm Mission It really does not stand
at the corner of Pitkin and Sar kman Street
for the conversion of an one In particular
as Miss Majer remarked The Jewish
Itabbi drops In and preaches there when he
feels like It and Is not at all put out if
ifce denizens continue plajing their check
ers or reading their papers while be holds
forth neither does the neighboring Con
gregational minister wben he vlsltr the
place now and then neither In ract does
the Mrlke leader nor the capitalist cloth
ing manufacturer for it is really Liberty
o
fJiL
Meloii frpen Orjtnnilfr
Hall When however Ljdla llajer takes
the platform and sajs a fw words on cthl
cal culture or plajs a tune on the panr
the silence Is profound She Is looked upon
as the genius of the mission
Lydla Is studjing law and piobably the
Aorld may hear more of ut when she
gets bejond ber teens Mcanwhllo nr
present title Is Majoress of Brownvllle
A Curloua Tom Hotel
Ther say that the best hotel In Texas
Is to be found at Helton a town on the
Santa Fe Iload and It is kept by seven
sanctified sisters as the proprietors are
popularly called sajs the Chicago Her
ord
Several years ago a woman in that place
and her husband quarreled over the best
way of expounding the Scriptures lo a
Sunday school class and were so stubborn
that they separated and were finally di
vorced The family controversy was tak
en up by the town which was soon dis
tinctly divided between the adherents of
the husband and the adherents of the
wife The result was a large crop of di
vorces and seven husbandless women in
cluding the original cause of the commo
tion Joined together and rented the town
hotel
One of them did the rooking another
was parlor maid a third made up Ihe beds
and so tbej divided the wc rk among them
and ran the establishment upon the co
operative plan Ther would not employ a
man about the place although the most of
their patrons were men of course People
say that women travelers preferred to stop
elsewhere and that would be a womans
way
The sanctified sitters made money as
they deserved lo do
THE TIMES WASHINGTON MJATIAY JANUARY 28 1800
which lie within the possibilities cf this
universally becoming garment It endows
the plainest woman ftlth grace not other
wise possessed and enhances the charms
of genuine beauty to a wonderful degree
hence it produces the best of tempers for
looking ones best is to the fcmlnlno
mind adequate to feeling ones best
One of the loveliest teagowns of the sea
son Is just completed by Doucct for an ar
istocratic bran tie It has a tight bodice
and skirt of pue yellow satin which Is ren
dered sorter and more exquisite to the eje
and touch by being veiled entirely with
mousellne de sole of the same maize color
which matches so perfect the rich hues
of a brunettes skin The skirt s closely
adjusted to the figure and falls with a
vcrj slight flare which ends In a short
train behind Hand embroider which Is
tho fashionable fad of the moment to those
fortunate few who can afford cither the
time and talent to do It themselves or the
expense of having It done for tbem Is
brought Into play most effectively In this
Instance Great clusters of hortensla blos
soms done In the natural bluish lavender
shades with stems and leaves worked In
delicate sage greens are embroidered at
Intervals all over the skirt and are intcr
spersd by dots of brilliant Jet bids
The bodice is plain and tight at the
WOMEN WHO DO WHITE
otne onIji Miont lltrnr Itiillrn
mill 1 lielr Y n
Miss Alice Vrcnth Octave Tbanet con
fesses to taking keen pleasure In caricn
try I love the very planing and sawing
and measuring and squaring To be sure
my carpentry Is mostly done by the light
of nature and there Is nothing fine about
It except the tools but with assistance
I have made two picket fences one heavy
and three light wire fences and nine or
ten gates all of which can shut An
other lady who wields a saw and plane
with as much skill as her pen Is Beatrice
Harraden While living on a ranch In
California for her healths sake she be
came quite expert as a carpenter helping
upon oicaslons to build a fence or fences
hhe set out with her own hands a small
orchard and attended to the grafting and
pruning It was also her proud boast that
she could harness a horse as well as any
cowboy
Very musical a composer of music and
a skilled player on ihe violonecllo Miss
Harraden was the life of the ranch She
is an ardent suffraglsL Although Ships
That Pass in the Night brought her
fame It added but little to her fortune
as she sold the book outright for a trifling
sum The Mory was rejected by Mr
Blackwood of Blackwoods Magazine In
which her first published The Um
brella Mender appeared He said that
tho story was too sad to suit the public
taste Octave Thanets first published sto
ry Communist and Capitalist was pub
lished In Lipplncotls and brought the
writer exactly J2 her first check for lit
erary work
One of Mary E Wilklns tecreatlons is
letter writing although her penmanship
she herself pronounces hoklng Once
upon a time she made the odd discovery
that in writing to her friends she dis
tinctively Imitated the wrliHg of the per
son she was addressing a queer circum
stance which suggests strange possibili
ties It is pleasant to know that Miss Wil
klns was successful from the first Ther
Pans dlions
Illustrated by Felix FourneryJ7
---- -
-
-V
CepjTigtt 1900 by s M Baldwin Charming Negligee Designed by Doucet
PATHS Jan 16 The teagonn is the one J bsck but has the flower motif slightly to
species of costume whose popularity Is
never affected by any change of seasons
or of fashions No woman however
strong minded the conditions of the de
cline of the old century or the advent of
the new may have made her is adamant
one side in front and partly covered by a
full vest of yellow mousselinc de sole
The artistic conception of the gown
rcnchs Its culmlnitlng point In the loose
over drapery of yellowish point dAngle
ture which falls in soft folds to the hem
of the skirt at the back and sides The
to the phjslcal and psychical advantages - bL th
panne velvet of the same hortensla blue is
fastened In front with a diamond buckle
Tho narrow folded belt Is of the same
material as the bow The foundation of
the sleeve Is of malrc colored satin and
could not possibly be tighter in form It
reaches Just above the tlbow and is
draped with air folds of mousselinc dc
sole
The arrangement of the elbow decora
tion is very original and may serve as a
hint for future summer gowns which If
predictions arc conect will almost in
variably have sleeves which are abbrevi
ated at the elbows This elbow finish con
sists of a transparent and unllncd ellow
moussellne dc sole slightly longer at the
outside of the Joint than on the Inside
and caught above and below In a folded
band of the same mousselinc each finish
ing with a little knot There Is a delight
ful effect of ease and grace in this slight
adjunct which matches the aspect of the
whole toilette The cost of this gown
can be greatly diminished by substituting
the embroidery by applications of lace and
the overdress may be machine made
guipure instead of tho delicate point
dAngiclurc
Greek drapery and angel sleeves
arc the notnblc features of another tea
gown suited to a more modest Income
It Is of Ivory silk and the gown which
falls loose from a small yoke over tho
shoulJors is tocflned at the walit line
were no long heartrending struggles on
bread and water diet for her Her firs
publication was a poem her first grown
up stcrj Two Old Lovers
If jou ask Mrs Margaret Sangster her
pit recreation or diversion whether mu
sic Tr ling the opera etc she replies
Wrltiig essas He IlrRt work was a
collection of religions essays and poems
and was published xlthnut a thought of
pecuniar gain but slmpl as a means of
enabling her to make a few holiday pre
sents
Mrs E r E N Southworth used to
declare that ber thief claim to distinction
was having been bun In a house In which
Washington had lived rand In the very
room which had been his Her first story
Itetrlbutlon published In 1S10 In Tho
National Era Is said to have been the
first novel oublishcd serially in this coun
try In public libraries her novels are re
bound oftencr than an other works of
fiction
Mrs Kate Douglas Wlggin Itlgcs chief
aversion before her marriage to Mr Rlrgs
was being addressed as Mrs Wiggins the
s tacked to her name being most ob
noxious to her Imagine her feelings
therefore when the postmaster at her
home in Bronxvillc announced lo her with
an easy cllfclon that both prefixed and suf
fixed the s Well Ive been reading
some at jour books Mrs Swigglns
Madame Blancs The Bentzon tho
French writer pet annoyance Is coming
across an English translation of one of her
own stories They arc so badly done that
the - never bad the courage to read
many Her first published story Di
vorce a novel which attracted Im
mediate attention Of divorce she wrote
feelingly for married at sixteen she was
divorced at nlneleen
Matbllde Blind the English poetess
quaintly tells ber friends that she is siclc
unto death of tho very name of Marie
DaahkirUeff whoso Diary she translat
edfor the reason that for a long time she
has heard nothing else wherever she went
at the dinner tabla at tho theatre In the
draivlng mom she was stormed In the
conversational casc on the subject of the
book she bad Introduced to the English
public
by an Invisible drawstring which is cov
ered by a girdle of spangled and beaded
gold braid which falls In long jeweled
ends In front Below the waist line the
skirt falls In deep folds into a moderate
train behind The yoke Is of uniied
guipure lace also richly spangled and
Jeweled and having the design out
lined with gold thread The full angel
sleeves are of guipure treated hn tie
yoke and arc slashed along the tack
of the arm thus proving a dainty back
ground for a dainty arm
The present fashion accedes in one pilnt
the right to be sensibe as well as stylish
and that Is in the question of pettlcca s
Many women have taken advantae nf
these sheath skirts by substituting bloom
ers more or less heavy In texture accord
ing to weather conilltlonslbut always well
fitting and made as daintily as possible ut
rich silks or fine flannels with knee floun
ces of lace for the ordinary pcttlcuit
They have found that the wearing of thj
bloomers allows tho dress skirt to fail
more correctly to fashions decrees be
sides permitting the trailing of a skirt
without an extra gathering of dust into the
underclothes
Most women are conservative hovcvcr
and loath to give up theso dainty under
skirts which they are fond of exhibiting
b lilting the dress skirt That the mel
on underskirt Is more a thing of bcjitty
than of use Is Illustrated by a model by
Lcoty The upper part of the skirt Is
composed of nile green satin annllaued
with bands of black velvet ribbon The
deep polnt3 are finished with a fitted bor
der of jeilow guipure which falls over tho
runic- of pleated black liberty silk under
laid with another rufllc of plotted nllu
green satin The dainty corset is of iVa
green satin striped with black satin
FELIX FOURNEIIY
HYGIENIC BABY CXOTHES
An Infant Mioulil Vlun He Com
fortulil Clnil
A babys clothing should be drawn over
Its feet and not slipped over Its head said
Miss Muriannn Wheeler superintendent of
Ihc Babies Hospital of New York city
whose long experience In training nurse
maids makes her an authority on all sub
jects pertaining to the care of Infants
Nothing Is more awkward than to at
tempt to dress a young baby In a sitting
posture It should He on the nurses lap
until quite able to sit alone If the clothes
are put on as I describe there will be no
fighting and crying but Instead the child
will be fond of being dressed For the first
four months there should be a snug llannel
band over Its bowels Later this should be
replaced by a ribbed knitted band of wool
of course nnd made like the top of a sock
It must be drawn over the feet and should
be worn through the second jcar
I am sure that nearly all Intestinal I
troubles In young children are caused b
their bowels getting cold It Is the one
place which must be protected If jou would
have a healiiy child There are three
weights of these bands which I recom
mend medium thin and gauze The very
heavy should never be put on and th same
rule should be followed In selecting llannel
garments
It Is most Important that a babys
clothes should fit the body If too tight
they frecuentl produce vomiting after
feeding whtlo If too large they crum
plo into folds and cause discomfort No
pins or buttons should be used but all
bands about the body must bo basted
The openings should be neither in the
back nor front but under the arms where
any Irregularity will be least felt by tho
child
I disapprove very decidedly of putting
veils over a baby s face Wnen tne weatn
cr is so cold or to windy as to render a
veil necessary no joung child should be
sent out of doors but Instead given ltd
cleanly In the majority of Instances a
mother never thinks of having the babys
veil washed They wear one veil for an
entire winter so you can Imagine the con
dition Then aside from this a chlds
Irce Is all tho better for being exposed to
the air not only because It allows her to
breathe more freely but It Is healthy for
the complexion
I am In favor of covering a childs feet
nndIegs and prefer stockings to the fancy
booties so much used Stockings are snug
ger warm enough and should be fastened
to the diaper This latter also Is a gar
ment for which I have reasons to differ
from the majority of mothers and nurses
Cotton is the best and only material which
should ever be used Linen and silk are
too cold while wool is too irritating A
soft cotton cloth not too large Is most
comfortable and healthy A cotton cheese
cloth white of course Is about the best
material Babies tones are soft and if
a mother wishes hr child to have straight
legs she must see to it that Its diapers are
not too large
The greatest care should bo taken not
to keep children too hot and while light
wraps may and as a rule should be kept
on them In the early morning and late
afternoon In the middle of the day they
should be removed A common mistake
auong mothers especially In furnace heat
ed city homes Is using excessively heavy
clothing for their children They usually
live In a warm nursery their circulation
Is active and they perspire more freely
than a grown person For these reasons
the heaviest flannels should never be used
even In very cold climates but extra heavy
wraps bo put on when tbey are taken out
A CENTURY CALENDAR
rtcconl of AVomnnM ProffrmN TlilM
I nut Hundred Yenrs
The Womans Century Calendar ed
ited by Carrlo Chapman Catt and publish
ed by tho National American Woman Suf
frage Association In its Political Science
they were dissuaded from studying any
thing but reading writing and elementary
arithmetic Women were not allowed to
sit by the side of men In church and were
forbidden to pray or speak
In 1803 a man sold his wife In the same
manner he would have sold his cow The
sale took place In the Sheffield England
market The price procured was a guinea
In ISO It was thought to be good form
for a girl to faint often Robust health
was considered indelicate and a display of
mirthful spirits Immodest
In 1506 geography was thought to be in
delicate for girls and they were seldom
allowed to study it
Until 1S07 women had voted for every
Presidential candidate but in that year
they were disfranchised
In 1S0S a man In Knaresborough Eng
land sold his wife for sixpence and a quid
of tobacco and a dally paper spoke of such
events as growing too common
In 1S09 thirty five women and children
were found employed in factories in the
United States and In that year married
women were given a right to make a will
In 1810 Sydney Smith making a plea for
better educational opportunities for wom
en said Women may be Inferior beings
but there seems to be no reason why a
woman of forty should be as Ignorant as
a boy of twelve
In ISIj women were first invited to
membership In secret societies in England
The struggle between men and women
In the typesetting Industry began In 1S19
ejSw
njjo tftJt
ftf
ML
mmw
1PV ff7l
TTh
1 wsLtfwvr k
m
V SiiBKestlon nr June
Troy Female Seminary was opened in
1821 It was the first Institution In Amer
ica for the higher education of women
Until IS girls had been allowed to at
tend tho public schools In Boston only dur
ing tho summer months when there were
not boys enough t fill them
In 1S23 women were beginning to make
application fur patents and several wera
recorded during that year
Frances Wright began lecturing on un
ion of Church and State in 1S2S She was
first woman known to speak on a public
Platform In this country
The Female Anti Slavery Society was
ormed In Philadelphia in 1833 It Is be
leved to be the flrit womans organization
In the world Obernn College was establish
ed In the same year and was the first
School In the world to offer a college educa
tion to women
Harriet Martlneau visited the United
States in 1S10 and reported that only seven
occupations were open to women They
were teaching needlework keeping board
ers working In cotton factories typeset
ting bookbinding and household service
Dr Elizabeth DIackwell who graduated
In medicine In 1848 was the first woman
graduate In medicine In the world
Tho name nf the calendar was suggested
by Victor Hugos words This is the cen
tury of woman
Completely Milijucnteil
Poor old Henpeck leads a dogs life
with his wife
Well why on earth doesnt he apply
for a divorce
He says he wanted to but she wouldnt
let him Philadelphia Press
Tramp Madam call yer dog off
airing In a well ventilated nursery Veils Lady Call him Off1 No Indeed
affect the eyes and arc as a rule un- J call him Dewey Chicago News
PEOPLE WHO BO TO PARIS
How to Visit the Exposition With
out Great Expense
o Mell Supplied WMli VinerUnn
Dror anil Sliom Many Thins Are
Contlr unit of Poor Variety nt the
Kreneh CnpKnt llnrsnln Are Viral
Iy to De llelted on However
Study Series ha a comnilatlon of facts i the most particular attention to her medl
cine case her next care must be to
showing tho progress of woman step by j equip
step for a century
The record begins with the year 1800
and relates to the privileges or lack of
privileges accorded to women in this coun
try at that time and also includes a com
parison with those of other countries no
tably in England
The book states that In that year mar
ried women were not permitted in any
country to control their property nor to
will it away at death The common law
In operation in England and the Unite
States held the husband and wife to bfl
one and that one the husband The legal
existence of the wife waa so merged In
that of her husband that she was said to
be dead in law
Courts In England restricted the thick
ness of the stick with which a man whip
ped his wife to the size of his thumb If a
One of many precautions a woman should
bear In mind if she proposes visiting Tarla
during the exposition this year Is to pack
in her steamer trunk some essentials of
life that the French capital does not afford
at American prices While delicate soapy
perfumes and toilet waters are cheap and
good in Paris drugs are dlfScuU to find
and expensive and not nearly so com
pactly put up u at our home apothecaries
The artful American traveler who knows
this should not fall In loading a capacious
medicine case to the muzzle- before sailing
away adding to the usual voyagers list
a good many things that may not seem
Immediately essential for In that gay
French city It Is not possible as In our
own least town or village to shop for pow
ders and potions all night long if neces
sary
In France and with few exceptions in
Pari the exception blr a Franco
American depot the drug stores close at
sundown and it Is only In a case of life
or death and by the aid of a policeman
that a clerk can be roused and the purchase
of a precious commodity made after S
oclock In the evening
vvnen tne exposition visitor has given
her feet properly for the unusual task be
fore them The pavemenU in Paris are
not unduly hard but because of the poor
facilities for transportation a visitor Is
obliged to walk them with greater industry
than she is ever forced to In an American
town Then too on summer days
they grow so hot that any shoe trimmed
with patent leather Is scarcely less tor
turing than the boot of medieval
memory
Paris Itself is nnf moreover the placa
In which to purchase regular pedestrians
gear while here at home one can lay In a
stock of travelers shoes that cannot- be
surpassed for comfort The stock should
Include at least one pair of laced dongola
walking shoes with a medium sole low
heels fitted with rubber caps and toes
rounded like those of golfers boots Add
to this a pair of Oxford ties of the same
shape with a pair of flat old ladys slip
pers ana tne exposition tripper won t
married woman worked for wages she I irh rnr ih e nn r kimMti
could not legallv collect them At that 0r the ease of a cab at command These
time few occupations were open to women
and it was accounted a disgrace for
women of the middle or upper classes to
earn money An unmarried woman was
dubbed an old maid and she was con
demned to Involuntary service in the home
of her nearest male relative
cool sofe shoes will not rub a corn pro
vided the same pair Is never worn many
days In succession also provided the slip
pers are adopted for the resting hours at
home and the travelers stockings dont
require many darns
After a long day of tramping through
porlner
aver home letters and papers with the
tired extremities In a nankle deep bath of
cold salt and water If after this tbey are
dried gently and propped In clean hose
and cool slippers on a chair they will
be ready for any calls made upon their
strength day by day
Should the exposition be visited after
June when Paris can produce from her
asphalted streets as finely penetrating a
dust and Intense heat as we know la any
city of our own It Is better part of wis
dom for the busy feminine visitor to take
every precaution against overstraining her
eyes The sun on the white stone of the
Parisian buildings results In a glare like
that on water and if a shady chiffon veil
with a wide brimmed hat Is not adopted
then smoked glasses will go a long way
toward mitigating the intense light and
on many days can be worn with the great
est comfort Another Invaluable adjunct
to happiness Is an eyeglass and bottle ct
solution of boric acid that can be put up
by the home druggist and used to sooth
overtired eyes or to wash out an Irritating
particle of dust or coal
Paris Is the haunt of the laundress
who washes clothes to snowy whiteness
and at small expense but the hard water
supplied to the city and the number oC
soda filled compounds used by the clever
blanchchls3euse will In the long run play
the mischief with handsome underwear
It Is In consequence a good place and op
portunity for finishing the use of old gar
ments in which rents and the crumbling of
trimming will bring no heartbreak It is
also the place where water for drinking
purposes must be abandoned Wine that
the French substitute and light beer are
not as a rule satisfactory to the Amer
ican woman who should make up her mind
to Invest a certain small amount of her
allowance every week In bottled water
that Is slightly effervescent and quite im
perative for the good health of the for
eigner
It does not come easily to every foreign
woman to shop In Paris Too many Amer
icans who have a little money to spend In
clothes complain that Paris is as costly
and twice as Inconvenient as any American
city Now as a matter of fact Paris Is
not ine place to ouy cneap eiaooraie un
derwear stout hind3ome inexpensive
shoes and the species of
attractive ready made suits silk waists
coats etc that the merchants In the
United States provides so cleverly
If an exposition tripper has made up
her mind to lay out to the limit set by
the customs rules then let her devote
her energies to the smalt things of the
toilet that do cost very little In France
and which are admirably made that Is to
say handkerchiefs gloves bats necktie
etc These are to be got easily and at
the smallest prices by finding at the super-
Intendents office of one of the big de
partment stores what days are devoted to
occasions An occasion Is notnlng less
than a bargain and a bargain Is really and
honestly a bargain In one of the- great
Parisian shops The daintiest little
choirs are to be bought for 13 and 20
cents apiece gloves that a duchess would
not hesitate to wear go for 10 and ou
cents per pair and a bewitching theatra
bonnet for Is no uncommon ining
Bargain days are as regular as fete days
In ths big magazines nnd the woman who
sreaks Hnglish only stands as good a
chance of getting the desirable thing as any
daughter of France Apropos of bargains
and Parisian shopping It does net come
amiss to let the American woman into the
secret of the faultless system of transfers
that obtains In the big department stores
o r Ihe rnlpftn thnt PTnedlteq Imrehas
I Ing Immensely A the door of one of tha
great dry goods houses the shopper asks
for a transfer card that Is punched by tho
saleswoman with the t mount of her pur
chase at every counter and at the sam
door by which she altered tho sun total
of her expenditures Is quickly calcuated
and the transaction completed In much less
time than our own system of transfers re
quires
Now on the other hand If a shopper
proposes to go In rather extensively for
gowns hats underwear etc and both her
time and strength a e limited It Is per
fectly possible for her to sihop luxuriously
in tha morning in bed or late In the
afternoon on the sofa The Parisian
modistes and milliners are thoroughly ac
customed to the naj I of ease loving wo
men and do not hi tae to send to a
hotel or pension uedcMira big baskets full
of purple and Cue hacn a under the care
of an expert sale 1 - aj who If she
knows her business n sell double the
amount of goods when fppcr Is at homo
at ease and In a gcod fccuot
VlnUln
It was formerly s d trt for a glove to
be good three kingdoms should have con
tributed toward Its manufacture Spain to
prepare the kid France to- cut It and Eng
land to saw It Three nations for one
I glove

xml | txt