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Kansas City daily journal. (Kansas City, Mo.) 1892-1897, March 10, 1895, Image 10

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Certainly tho Individual opinions of mem
bers of Sorosls, tho well known uonm.i's
club of Now York, are well worth conslder
ln. Whatever the subject under discus
slon, such evidence is entitled to the high-
est respect. A short time ago there came '
up the question In the club us to whether
woracu show tho B.une persistency and
fixedness of purpose hi business, pursuits
as men. The San Francisco Argonaut as
serts that tho question Is important, for If
It bo answered in tho negative, women will
not hold their own against men, success
being more, frequently the fruit of persist
ency and lixedncss of purpose than of
brightness and genius. Tho people who
most frequently "fret thero" are not. always
the smartest. L'ltlmate triumph is won by
bteady, persevering, unremitting effoit.
Both sides of tho question were ably ar
gued. Mrs. Dr. Townsciiil made a (rood
point that boys go to college because they
are sent, whllo girls go fiom choke. Tho
former go through their classed as a mat
ter of necessary routine; while, according
to all college reports, tho latter goneiully
evince a real hunger and thirst tor learn
ing. Women are likely to carry Into their
business life the same persistency that
they show at college. They luivo had to
overcome untold obstacles to obtain the
right to learn. They are not likely to
show less lesolutlon In turning their learn
ing to account.
Dr. Townscnd predicted that In tho twen
tieth century more young women would
graduate from our colleges than young
men. She was supported by a lady who
thought that persistency was a peculiarly
tenilnlno virtue, and she noted the fact
that It Is the female mosquito which stings.
Dr. Harriet Keatlngo observed that women
did not tnke to business of their own ac
cord. It was forced on them, and the kind
of business they adopted was not a mat
ter of their choice, but of accident. She
thought that tho duties Idled by women
were discharged with a persistency ami
faithfulness entirely beyond the compre
hension of men.
On the other hand, several ladles admit
ted with p.iin and sol row- that, In their
opinion, women wero nut as persistent as
nun. Mrs. Adelyn Wesley Smith thought
that woman's courtesy, gentleness and re
lincment stood in the way of her becoming
a rustler In business. Mis. Taylor declared
that business women were generally umu-
ii'iur, .. iiu waiuc'l ,iu .-wiiiiuei ii inilllllfi y
ness. This, liowmur, was not so serious as
ine appeaiauee oi a. man on tne horuon
nt a woman vorker's ambition. Mrs. Hall
agreed that women workers regurd their
work as a temporary condition a means
getting a livelihood till some one comes
wi.. places Xr In her true sphere, tho
home. f.i
In Fiimmlns no the debate. Sirs. T)r l..
zier observed that a woman Is controlled
n ii.t nean, and mat vvnen she is young. !
ii.ji is to say. under 23, she will not do her
brst uork so lonir a she Is In.iMn,- i
uuMiii'sa on u-u ciu--k.ii-;i principles. .Mrs. i nf i.Hrfir i, u hns , .. tl . . ulul'J siriKing
Denison thought that the business, life of ?.f "".j?1,1' '.',"" -!;nhtory which makes
the average woman fulls through when she ! ", ,"?.? J fl'V rr?,lJ,u1 vify valuable,
meets her soul-half." Mrs. (icrtrude Ten- ' ,nt,?,0f VhJ .a,J ?,? " V,10 ?'" of tho
ney obs. rved that wnmen-H lack of puno- Si piniber.orf ,m? ,'Pk,;ood 1,0;"-.
tuality and com lsenes wrre serious obsia- '' riiJL ,n er,t0'1 so."are. In this city, itn.1 it
clcs In the wav of their slicecfM in busl- ls u,prB t-,1'ly.- I'm the administration
that man on the horizon. After that age, I had gathered the i-cutlvo bruins of
th.'r. is no natural reason why she should this nation, and upon it-, plain green cloth
not pirsue her business career as assiduous- ' covering hl' l,c'cu "lK'ied many a paper of
ly and as persistently as a man, andU-tate. ,
ai hl-ve eiiual success. Vet a woman often At tho beginning of Grant's ndmlnls
renlmes that business success sometimes trillion the White House hud been rofur.
Iravs a woman's life desolate of all sho nlshed. The ancient furniture was sold,
cares most for. , und Judge Hoar, who was thou attorney
H will occur to Impartial observers, con
t'hues the Argonaiit, that If women are not
h lfrisieiu in niisiness ns men. It is be
nen it la he-'
is a ioaLlt.?e
ter and high
.1 aiMiii of
.J..'".1.'",". .?.'
u,i-,i.r uiiy return iniMiness ns
ncjiiiiij,-sione to tomeining net
er. while to u man It Is th." en
existence. A man starts In life as a law
yer, merchant, doctor, architect, dark or
wli a not; If he be a serious person, nil his
si d is concentrated on the olfort to suc
ceed In his calling, and social life, political
ambition, even love, are sldo Issues, be-c-iuse
he pees no hope for futuro caso and
comfort except by means of that calling.
A woman, on the other hand, has always
two strings to her bow. Success In 'ho
cMlllnir she has adopted means Bteady eni
r oyment at remunerative pay, which nroh
ably increases with the years; but, until
she grows too old to consider matrimony
',..-- -.,-nH
among the possibilities of life, slm never
loses sight or tin- cnaneo tnat n man may
pass her way whom the could love and
who could moJce her a happy wife. Thus
with her there Is no concentration of po
tential energy, on a single ooject, nut ai-
ways a wimnoiuing irom ner iniors oc a
.rC?9.rY,!i 'oro.0, .V0!' ' ""Ji", l1lra ,lllt0
play when tho man appears on tho horizon.
There are women whoso toll In at least
as' unceasing as that of men wives who get
up eany 10 ugnt tne lire and cook break
fast for themselves and tholx husbands,
whi) dispatch the ehlldien to school with
washed fuc-s, hurry down to the desk
whe.'e their business work Is conducted, toll
over figures all day. and wlion night falls,
draff (heir weary legs homu to ooolc tho
family dinner. Such women work as hard
as men. and exhibit a persistency more en
during than the average maji can boast of.
Hut they are probably exceptions.
The average shop girl, saleswoman, milli
ner, typewriter, bookkeeper, or cashier of
the fenude sex Is oftfii lacking In concen
tr.itlon and absorbing devotion to her work.
Other concerns Hit across her mind like
light clouds skimming the surface of
her sky. She thinks of her dress, and
whether stie can ajford a new hat; of a girl
with whoji she Is Intimate, and whom she
secretly h-ites; of a man whom she has
met, and of what he said and what he
meant; of a. party to which she lias been
Invited, and of the prospect of her having
a good time there. For the moment these
topics of thought divert her mind from
the business in which she Is engnged, and
consume some .share of her energy.
A young man of the same age. unless ho
Is a poor thing, never allows matters of the
kind to Intervene between him and his
bus-lni-ss; ho la trained to consider them
after business hours. As a matter of
theory, the accident of sex should not af
fect tlio persistency of the Individual: but
as a matter of practice, It often does. Ills!
""J iiiiiiaiuus inn wi uuserv ( in flullv
life men who fixed a gnal before them In
their eiLrly youth, and who t,.fi,m.. i,.i
at that goal for years, through good fort
une and evi' fortune, ur.til they attained It:
women who havo exhibited equal nersla-
A T.ltl.i: WITH A JIISTOItV.
Ill tbii-Cnblncl Itoiiui i.f tho AVhlto
for 3Iiuiy Veins.
The ivibln pictured herewith.
of MadKon to th administration of Orant
that tulue was in in. iniiin.i meeiine
room In fhe Whli'e II"ime at Washington,
Arnnmi it for nmie thin half a eenturv
general or inn umi-ti nunr.s, iiurcnasea
this cabinet table, sending It to Massachu
setts. , , . ,
It ' of solid manogany, so neavy tna
' can "earcely lift ono end from the
'n'1 severely plan, Tho size Is i
I 'n "' four feet. The green clot
I ton has faded considerably with age
It is Of solid manogany, so neavy mat you
ono enu irom tne poor,
about
oth on
top lias faded considerably with age, but
the eight less which support It are as
llrm as ever.
Under this mahogany liavo been
stretched the long and short legs of Pres
idents Madison, Monroe, Adams, Jack
son, Van Huron, William Henry ll.irrlson,
Tyler, Polk, Taylor, Fillmore, I'leree,
Hiichanan. Lincoln. Johnson and flrant,
and of nil the famous men who have beui
tlielr chief advisers.
fin. of the celebrated nalntlnga which
shows A lira nam mucoid ami nis ca;
In session shows them surrounding
Identleal table which Is now to bi e
Hoaton.
S.IVt! th
. uosion (iiooe. ir not nirtir..,i...:i.. r.r:...",w
p2--3Csxi - - f,r . . wii ii i
&ATBST Tp.i;s. m B.0P.TCES A,NJ2 gmm
rnrc Kansas
I'lttlM I'All AXI) NI1AH.
In llHRland the rows of curln on r.i
wigs of foolbifii ntv lndl.'ntlons of the rank
Of (host- whom the fiotlnen serve. The
queen' luekeys wear eluht row,lhe 1'rlnre
of Wilas' seven and the lord mayor's six.
A sheet of -n drawing by Michael An
gelo wa dlcovetcd rcMtilly In n London
aiictloti .150111. Tho sniijeets were l:etrlies
for holy families and nlleirorlcal groups.
The prize brought JI.MO at auction.
There Is something nosmopolllan about
the snltnn of Tiiikey h Idea of erecting nti
asylum for Incurables lienr his pnlncc. It
Is to contain a church, a. synaBoguo and A
motie.
The biggest orange tree In America Is
claimed to lie 111 Ter.-ebone, I,a. It Is (If
teen feet In circumference and fifty feci
hb:h. The yield this year Is ixp.cted to
reach 10,WJ orniiKes. "Was expected," that
Is.
t'nder Clinrlemagne's laws nn eye was
put out Tor the lit nt theft, the nose was
cut orf for the second and the entire head
for the third.
The women of Niagara falls arc to edit
the Dally Cniaract, an eleht pnmi liewspa-p'-r
of thai place, for a day, and the pro
ceeds arc lo go to chnrity. The women of
Atlanta, G.i have recently tried this lit
tle scheme and mot with excellent results,
clearing Jl.lw for the wom.in's building nt
the fair,
1'nglatiil la not generally thought of as a
gold producing country, but Knowledge
s.iys that there are perhaps few countries
In the norld In Which the metal H more
generally distributed. The principal mines
In Wales, now abandoned, were worked as
long ago us the Human occupation.
Under the laws of Alfred the Great near
ly nil crimes weto punished by lines for
freemen and by tho whipping post for
thralls.
J'rofessor GclKle writes In Nature that
geologists have been on the whole Inclined
lo acquiesce 111 Lord Kelvin's theory that
the earth Is about loo.WO.WJ years old, but
some biologists have I educed the estimate
to only lu.W.uwo years.
I'opo Leo XIII. Is, If one may believe
the Italian papcis, writing his memoirs
for the perusal of one person only the
next pope. His holiness devotes several
hours a day to his private secretary, and
proposes to Incorporate in the book the
principles which have guided his career,
his opinions oi political questions, and
repoits of all conversations held with fa
mous persons and rulers,
A recent book written by two clever Hn-
gllshwomen, which sets forth some facls
concerning tne women wage earners
which are not without suggestive Inter
est to us especially In this city. It teems
as If the Lngllsh woman, like her Amer
ican sister, llnds no dllllcultv In entering
professional and business occupations, but
the dltllclilty of getting equal pay for
equal work Is common to both nations.
Of course, to women of exceptional tal
ent this does not apply, but the great army
of workers are struggling with tho prob
lem, l-'or Instance, a head mistress of .
school may get about $1,5X) per annum,
whlie assistant mistresses get from fc!." to
$7."0, but assistant masters get 5700 to JSJO.
The Well-IntenMoned Man overheard
two women talking together in the cable
car and he Immediately let down the por
tals of his ears, for the Well-intentioned
Man always goes about with a lifelong
hunger In his heart to Insert himself Into
the affairs of other people, says the New
York World.
"I tell you he ls a perfect tyrant," said
woman number one.
"I haven't a doubt of It, says woman
number two.
"I will listen to this poor woman s tale,"
thought tho Well-Intcntloned Man, "and
perhaps 1 may be able to assist tho poor
soul."
"yes, lie is a reguinr tyrant ami uespot.
He has no m"rcy on mo whatever. He
rules tho whole house like a regular czar."
"Of course ho does," said woman num
ber two.
"I shall have to offer my services to this
poor, downtrodden woman," thought the
Well-intentioned Man.
"Ves, he rides over the whole of us
rough-shod. And sometimes, when ho gets
on the rampage, ho breaks everything he
can lay his hands on."
"Madam," said tho Well-Intcntloned
Man, who could stand It no longer. "Mad
am, my services are at your disposal.
Let me go to your homo and Intercede
with your tyrannical husband."
"He Isn't my husband, at nil, you sim
pleton," snapped woman number one.
"He's mv n-months-old baby bless Ills
precious little soul!"
Dr. nmilv Newcomb. of the Pamnrlf.sn
Mission and Free hospital, K'insas City.
Kas., when In London, the three weeks'
guest of Mrs. Margaret '.uens (sister of
John nrlghO, the president of tho World's
W. C. T. U whose house was then tho
Mecca of most visitors to London, there
met the Itlehlor maiden sisters, who
bought Fred -Douglas, paying his master
$;.o. taking a regular bill of sale for said
chattel and making Douglas a present of
the same, that he might return lo the land
of the free and the home of tho brave, not
a fugitive slave,
'l be Napoleonic Itevlv.'ll.
Tho Napoleonic revival lnlluences the
most trivial fashions, even those for china
nnd table linen, nnd the violet, always In
fashion, Is given additional vogue by the
fact that It was the emperor's favorite
llower. For this reason It Is seen an all the
fragile porcelain used nt Napoleon teas, and
Its color Is on the Icing of tho dainty little
cakes that are offered you. where some
times an N or candled, violets Is seen on
tho white Icing. Tea cloths nnd doylies nro
embroidered In white and gold, with bees
and an eagle, or with the empire torch and
wreath. At ono of tho most Interesting
charity fetes of tho winter, the tea, the
chocolate and tho coffee were poured by
the Ktnpress Josephine or Mine. Hecnmler
or Mine, de Stael. Genuine first empire rel
ies were shown nnd there were offered for
sale photographs and casts of Napoleon.
.1
feed
ty ,T
pity jotmxAL. sunday, mahoh.o, isip
A ,11A,t t:l,INI! (ItilMil.lM.
Ibe Mnrjr of t'jullihi I'lllmr and llirt.mcrs
and llttstiiudt,
"All the diver e proceedings nmon?
the Four Ilundrol." r marked the colonel,
throwing down his hewspnner, "recall an
alTalr that linppihed down Uonth before
the war anil whiih furnished the plant.!
lions uosslp for a year."
"Lot us hale it, olonet," we cried In
chorus. v
"Well, 1 don't mind," he repllnl, light
ing his pipe and assuming the nttltilde
that Is always an Index of his being In a
reminiscent mood.
".Miss Cynthia I'lllow was the toast of
our county, ndl only for hit beaitly, which
was of a splendid brunette type that
would have caused even u Carmelite monk
to forswear his vons of celibacy, but for
her wit nnd many accomplishments.
Among her iiumeioiis rultois was a Mr.
Martin, a man of wealth and culture. He
was fonder or a musty old book than of
minting ami tii'ing. the ruvorite jmstimo
of every Southern geiitleiiiHti, and there
fore cverolie marveled that he should ad
mire Miss I'lllow, who was an enthusiast
about these sport". Hut admire her nay
worship her he did. and though she had
often said no to his wooing, he refused t
relinquish hope ns long ns she lemnlned
univedded. At length, wearying doubtless
of queening it over country courtiers, she
visited Memphis, nnd there her beauty
nnd Intellect evoked the accustomed hom
age, a.idsl" nnd the colonel rapped his
pipe with a vehemence that almost shat
tered It ngalnst the marble mantle. "What
do you liastern belles know of the auto
cratlc power a Southern girl wields over
the hearts of her admirers, nnd what do
you cold-blooded Yankees know of per
forming deeds of chlvalious devotion for
a woman? Well, In the HlulT City her
proud heart found Us conqueror, lie was
a lawyer named McLean, a very Aid
blades In looks and character, with the
dash and Insouciance that prevail so with
women, good and bad. even If they sus
pect or know that vice goes hand In hand
with them. Despite the warnings of her
friends -I'jout his fondness for the wine
ftp, his penchant for gambling, ere sue
-turned once more to her doting fnther
his betrothal ring glllti red upon her hand.
The fetters her loveliness had fastened
upon his selilsh heart were riveted there
by the wealth that she had Inherited from
her mother, one can only imagine the an
guish thut Martin endured nt this time,
for he spoke to no one of It, but contin
ued to worship dally at the shrine of hi3
Idol.
"The wedding was lo take place on the
f.th of June, but when on that day Me
Lean, wearing an ulr of victory and an
ultra fashionable suit drove up to the
doors of Iieochcroft In his new coach
from which while ribbons fluttered and
whereon sat a grinning coachman and
lackey, each adorned with an Immense
bridal favor, he learned that Miss I'lllow,
yielding to the pleadings of her friends or
prompted by soni" womanish en price, jimj
the day before weddi I the faithful Martin.
"They suld that It v.us n very funereal
looking vehicle that dashed through the
gates a few minutes Inter and thut tho
Cullies on top were almost as white ns the
rosettes they had been ordered to doff, for
they well knew their master's fiendish
wrath would be wreaked on their kinky
heads. A few days after he married a dam
sel who had long sighed for him.
"I believe that Mrs. Martin strove ear
nestly to repay her husband's devotion, but
in her effort In r vivacity departed, the
bloom faded fiom her cheeks, the luster
from her eyes, a. id I.e. poor man, sought
with every art of which an'ectlon and
wealth were muster, to Insure her happi
ness. At tho end of a year a certain menus
of doing so presented Itself. McLean's wife
died. Of course you'll say that Martin was
a fool, but ho himself suggested a divorce
to the woman he adored, In order that she
might marry the man who possessed her
heart. Then another man, after lavishing
so much love upon a woman and getting
nothing In return would have learned to
hate her, and rev.nged himself by keeping
hennpart from 111 rival. Other men would
have been content with tiie metaphysical
possession of sin h a magnificent woman,
but Mnrtln was not tnat sort or man.
"Ho loved her so truly that her happiness
was moie to him than Ills own. and ns ho
saw that her union with McLean alone
could secure It, ho lesolved to bring about
that union.
"Now, I don't want you to think that he
was a namby-pamby, but he had such fa
ulted Ideas about love, and ho wiu simply
executing them.
"Well, to be brief, the divorce was ob
tained, the grounds being Incompatibility
of temper, although Judge and jury knew
the ie.il reason and did not want to thwart
the lippplness of three people.
"A year later Cynthia und McLean vvero
married, and then Mrs. Grundy said Mr.
Martin was avenged, for McLean aban
doned his profession, squandered his wife's
money, neglected her, and even did her
bodily Injury when under tho influence of
liquor.
"Soon after the war began, he, one night
In a drunken orgle. walked out of n second
story window and broke his worthless neck
and Cynthia was left poor, shattired In
health aril spirits, and with an Infant
daughter. For two years she waged a most
bitter battle with want. Those from whom
her prl le would permit her to accept help
were tlutnielves too poor to offer It, for
you know how the war desolated and Im
poverished the South.
"Then Martin camo home on a furlough
from Virginia, where ho had been fighting
gallantly, and hearing of her destitution
craved the privilege of assisting her, for,
strange to say, the Yankee never visited
his plantation, and tho negroes there went
on with the planting and harvesting ns
though no cruel monster of war was devas
tating the country.
"Hut she told him that after what hnd
passed between them It would humiliate
her too much lo tako his charity.
" 'Then sfiaro what I havo as mv wife.'
he cried. And she did nnd never repented
it.
"Hy Jove! that was a man In a million,"
and the colonel relighted his pipe and for
ten minutes not a sound was heard In tho
room save his vigorous pulling. Philadel
phia Times.
Her Womanly "Way.
A few dnys ago a man happened to walk
along Mlc. ' 'an avenue, nnd, wandering
Into a secona-. 'ind book place, picked up
carelessly u law 'book. To his surprlso his
own name was on tho cover.
"Where did you get thut?" ho nskod, eag
erly. "I bought a lot of old trash," wan tho
reply, "and a few good books vvero among
thorn; would you llko to buy?"
"Hut that Is my name."
"Indeed; then you will surely buy," said
tho Miavo dealer,
Tho visitor laid down it $10 bill. Wonder.
Ingly, bo took his way to his olllce. lie had
long suspected tho Integrity of his clerk,
nnd now he was assured. He would watch
thu rascal.
That night he went home, and, with lln.
goring circumstance, ho related tho story
to his wife.
"Why. you dunco, don't you see?" sho
said sweetly.
"See no!"
"Why. I needed a little Christmas money,
and I cleaned out tho old book shelves up
btalis; I sold everything for S3; the books
wnrii not In your otllcu nt nil." Detroit
Tribune.
Not only rcssesses a clear n4 nillUUHT
COBIPIVnxiOK, but must have a rtttcaly
PevclopeJ J1UST, No mailer how pretty tho
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UtovU'srUt HUlnaelj.JUujV.'-
W? ill
rta in
CHARACTER IN FEEL
Vltl: AM) VlltTtTHS TltAC'Ilt)
Jtitviis tit" ni;i:t, a.mi itii:.
IN
The Modeling of tho I'edul Kttreinllles
Ono of Hip fails tit )'iililiiiiiihti' Nt-
ilel.v A New f-rlrurn Hevtdnped
In the Mitdj- lit the nrlctj.
To have one's foot modeled In marble Is
In vogue. A number of society women nro
doing so when they happen to have pretty
feet.
Probably "Trilby" has made every wo
man seriously regard her uncovered pedal
exttcmltles from nn nrllsllc standpoint.
Writers have long enthused over the hand
worthy to be peipetuated lb marble, but
It look a latter day nineteenth century ge.
bills to Impress upon the grtitler sex "that
a real, live, bare human foot could be such
a charming object to look nt."
Apropos of this new fashion In bare feet
Investigation, 1 asked Chelro if, in his stud
ies of character expressed In physical
outlines, be had found aught of Import In
the shnpe of the foot.
He said that his attention had been
culled to the slgnlllcanl part these Useful
cxti chillies played In character rending
When living In Southern Persia. Tho
Aiabs there go sandaled, and one finds the
foot in a primitive, tintrnlnmeied condition.
The feet being unfettered for generations,
the shape becomes more Mid more In ac
cordance with the personality.
The following points, be remarked, help
to ileteimlne temperament or disposition
by the walking members,
INDUPKNDHNT AND CP.L'UL FOOT.
In the llrst place, the big toe not cling
ing, as It vvero, to the others, Is the sign
of Independence of spirit. It Is especially
noted unions the wandering tribes of
Arabs, who have never nnd will never
give un their freedom to eltliee ilm ihnh
or the sultan. An Instance or this feature
Is nearer home, for the Indian foot nlvyays
shows the big too detached, especially
twiiuiiK me -vpacnes. vviui me cnar.icier
lstlc of independence Is also closely allied
a spirit of cruelty. This mark, however.
Is turned by civilisation. To-day the wo
man's foot with space between the two
llrst toes Indicates Individuality, pride nnd
lesolutlon, amounting to obstinacy it the
space Is very wide.
SIGNS OF AMHl'i-j.S'.
If the big toe Is elevated .or raised above
the others when the foot Is placed ..at on
the ground, It Is generally accepted as it
.sign of great ambition, a desire for power
nnd position. It is distinctive among races
noted for pride nnd commanding splrlt.The
Sp.trtnn and Homnn matrons had such
toes; Cleopatra must have owned this feat
ure, and Semlramlde nnd Judith. Hern
hardt has such a sign and Louise Michel.
It Is us indicative of able domination and
t
.P. :r"T,,"T,c rOQf"
9
limMissive
STUI3BW.
lAMBITHUa,
--J
h-iiliti Lin???. v. n larf?0 1,oso orlwnr', bachelor with $10,000 n year, as his
haughtj 'black eves ,.... , fair hostess lends him up to be presented
Ti, .VY?J. ii .IS INDOLENT. to tho lovely neophyte. "I will dance, with
-.. w v . "" 'u iiu omers, on mo
ontrary, denotes a more easily Influenced
erson, one submissive to authority, tome-
con
P
umes individual tn temperament, but us- , . And he doesn't. The girl who comes out
ually too mentally Indolent to assert one's ' New York society, the llttlo sister who
self. A woman possessing this matk In ;ls ;at at home and hurried out of tho
proper environments Is all right, nnd In drawing room at the approach of "a man,"
wrong surroundings is all astray; gener- has so kept her eyes and cars ubout her
ally a chameleon-like nature that changes tllat "ho known to a dot tho men whoso at
color to suit the ground. I tentions are likely to honor her, onco she Is
ARTISTIC Kn.VTtMRVT AT. rnnT launched lit a "Pjitrlnrchs" np n ..rh-ni..
Tho second toe shnul.! be inm'r.r ihnn
'ho second too bhould be longer than ,aalJC1-'. and. If sho nourishes a secret hope,
s others to denote nn nrtlstlo tempera- I'", J',r llttlo heart It will presently bo dls
nt. Here sentlmentallsm dwells and Pell,0, , ,jy the attitude of the experienced
nance and Imagination, if the largo to" i haehclor, who, while sensible to the charms
. ., . ..... ... . .. . '"l- "' ' or vnoll, mi,!..,. I, ,t.c, t.........,.... ... .1..
.- -it....-.- ...... . . 7. 'a ' '"
me
me
rn,n,,
Is strong nnd broad, the inclination toward
idealism will be checked by a good amount
. v.. ......... t.,.v. ........ii.vii.vii. i HJf IlLIKU HI1
oi practical sense, jn tne purely art st
and all qualities in keeping with hereditary
lulluence. Hut make no mistake. These
first named characteristics belong to the
slender typo of foot. The arched' Instep of
a fat, short foot, which an U last Is re
qiilied lo cover, denotes coarseness moro
than ecnaltlvenLSS, "I'ls tho foot of a vo
luptuary, not an aristocrat. Its owner Is
usually egotistical, vain If she has beauty
and devoted to flattery.
THLL-TALi: HEHLS.
Again look well to the hrel. To bo well
shaped II should have a slight arch to the
ankle. This shows breeding. The variety
commonly known as "spur heel" Is con
sidered plebeian.
Its presence from an artistic standpoint
spoils the longest, slenderest foot, but Its
Indication of disposition Is not bad. True,
it points to harmless contentiousness and a
Jay-bird quality of garrulity, but Its owner
Is apt to be clever and an excellent Judge
of men, women and affairs.
The nails Indicate the same conditions
of health on the foot as on tho hand.
"Short" ones denote the lack of good cir
culation, nnd those extremely long, a doll
caey of iungs or throat.
The fnshlonnble study of feet and the
craze for their modeling has yot to be
named. Happy Is the Now Yoik woman
who finds that her unshod foot Is free from
"all these gruesome, boot-begotten abom
inations," so that sho can snfely call In
the modeler. It Is whispered that one
fashionable woman up town, who has lent
her name to clever short stories, has al
lowed her cast In her boudoir, nnd that It
Is "an Inspiration of shape and color, all
made up In delicate lengths nnd subtly
modulated curves nnd noble stralghtness
and happy dimpled arrangements In Inno
cent pink and white."
What a shamo tho public can't m al
lowed In to see. Philadelphia Inquirer.
An Odo to tbo hlcevii.
It was twelve months ago, that, dejected
I sang In dismay, "The Matinee Hat;"
Hut Fashion, resolved my existence to
curse,
Since then has developed a nuisance much
worse.
A nuisance, alack! which I see with a
thrill,
Has pulmibly grown, and goes on growing
etllT; .........
A nuisance from which thero'3 small
ohaiice or reprieve
The always augmenting, be-puffea Modern
Kleuvc.
It In front of me spreads and shuts out all
my view;
At my sldo It encroaches, and ttcklea me,
too
Ono inatlnce hat ls a lady's full rhnre,
Hut of inutlnee sleeves she, alas I wears a
pair!
So, whereas of a play fitful peeps I once
got,
Now it puff barricade Intercepts tho whole
lot;
They are nural Impressions alone I re
ceive, When I'm sitting behind a be-puffed Mod
ern Slueve,
If women were angels 'twould alter the
vase,
P'raps wu might suffer their wings In our
face;
Hut whilst they nro mortals and not fairy
elves.
Why, I think they their Bigots should keep
to themselves.
London Truth.
Union Hlgnnl Notes.
Miss Wlllard wishes It stated that any
articles of hers that have appeared In Sun.
day papers have bem published without
h r authorization. Sho has repeatedly de
dined advantageous offers to contribute to
these papers, and would not knowingly do
anything so Inconsistent and so harmful to
the society of which she Is tho president.
The announcement telegraphed by some
unauthorized person to tho effect that Mrs.
Cleveland has Joined the W. C. T. I'. Is. so
far as our president knows, utterly with
out foundation. Mrs. Cleveland U a loyal
filend of the temperance cause, but wo
have never heard of her Joining any organ
ization. . ,
font, the little member of the five should V""n '". u- "i?, '" ;rr'"7ms","e..1"0
curl lnwnrd: Its nrtblng upward denotes ' 8 ?., , i,v ,ork men '" despair "they
a passionate nature: TI,J women"0"? of then"" tmhciLPV11? whoI1,,!'
southern countries are noted for this dls- Srirt.TSlX'luTuSS 'Mr ?&
wiifv srA'siTiVP Avn vppvnna Justleo to bullevo that she doesn't rellu-
point to a sensitive, high-bred nature, and posu"o,Vimt they HieXdve " h' uo
whose sensuary nerves are mnress lonnble m,iie,i i ,.'i,A,V ...?.. , S"KL'V..a ''u.
CONUIlKNINtl l'ltlirilNSi:.
It.ib Tells nf the find Consequence, nf He
Kliinllig.Miirrl.il Life lib Otcr-l.iiftJ-
Notion.
Mrs. Yonncliiibnnd. whose iteoiile are
kind nnd loving, who have n comfortable
Income, but many mouths lo nil, go Into
debt that thflr daughter tuny have such a
wedding ns she desires. Sh6 nppenrs In
white satin nnd Is followed by a troop of
bridesmaids In dainty frocks, There Is a
large reception, a rich supper nnd the go
ing ntvny, on a wedding trip, for which
Yonnghtisband hllnnlf has hnd to save the
money and which common sense tells him
would have been better Invested In furnish
ing a home than In Hying around the coun
try and staring lit expensive hotels, but
Mrs, Younghnsband has no Idea of sink
ing, ns she calls It, Into being a domestic
woman. She proposes (o wear that white
satin frock and nil of the expensive gowns
that formed part of her trousseau. She
meets other women who ate like herself.
With much pretense they announce their
reception days nnd offer weak ten, weaker
punch and stnle takes to the curious crowd
who come to gratify by their presence Mid
laugh onco they nre well away. Every one
of them knew that that much-mirrored
bookcase was a folding bed, though no
body pretended to have this knowledge.
and everylKidy know, though this was Ig
nored, that the ofl-referred-to maid was
simply it slavey from the boarding bouse
kitchen, Induced by the glitter of it dollar
to net In the capacity desired for the one
afternoon.
Sometimes Mr. lOUnghuMiand erlttus nnd
grinds Mid gilnds until he makes some
thing of a fortune, and sometimes, If he
happens to be not over strong, he drops at
ids posi. nnu sometimes tie neeus tne dol
lars so bndlv at least he thinks he needs
them that he stenls them. And the days
follow ono another until there comes one
awful day when he Is branded as a thief,
and then all the world that knew Mrs.
Younghusband sympathizes with her. Now,
my friend, wouldn't it have been better If
ut the verv beginning everything hnd been
arranged differently? Suppose Mrs, Yotiug-
position lit life, and that her wedding trip
. iiad been to the little nest her husband hlid
itusnnnu nan nan a trousseau suited to ner
made for her: Unit her hostiltalltv had been
represented by good, honest food nnd nn
honest welcome. Hut,, alasl the average
woman Is eaten up with a desire to appear
moie than she Is. and her prayer, If she
ever prays, ls "give mo more and more of
this world's goods, and. If I may not have
them, give me the knowledge to nppenr ns
If I do have them."
WHY llll.Vf TIIKV MAKKY.
American .Men Say They Can't Afford to
Marry New- York Girls.
"I am not a marrying ih'an." Is the ndago
of at least three-fourths of the younger
members of the Metropolitan, the t'nlon,
tho Knickerbocker, tho Calumet and the
University Clubs.
".Mind, I won't mnrry her," savs the
t-
Idealistic
iPASH'fiWATtri
' iht, i win iurt wiin ner, I will take Her
out on my coach, I will do anything within
reason, but 1 will not marry her."
dalice, and. If sho nourishes n secret boon
".I,, l.nn ll..1n1 I. ...,,,. ..."
I .,' , '.. ,. :. -;-"" w ..... v.. .... ......
' juum iiiuier us ursi impressions of tho
guy world, bus no Intention whatever of
compromising cither himself or her. Her
staircase of tho Faubourg St. (lermaln and
i.,,. i Hum iiuur ui me court oc tit. James I
bunday New York Advertiser,
AMI NOW Till! NUW MAN.
A riirtrnj.il of tho Dear Creature When Ho
Is fully J:olicil.
,v?,!lavS al, .beon discoursing on tho new
woman, bo let us consider, us Inevitable,
the new man. For. with tim nrivent ,i.i
new woman, man must, of necessity, find
new avocations. Ho must enter tho kltch-
en i no n n.i,in i.... .. .. . . ta." 1
-.....-- . , V....V, uui us un uuepi in tbo
cuunary art, and become a compounder
Sh.-.tiSi '''stuntlals that refresh the
in?. .Si or":"il2;tlon nnd sustnlu the more
Si1, i.i ii lrtMif.li r the mind. It ls un-
nmii?'nS "e.ld ot Br,;'t ""fulness that
,dn',,.,a',nle'?iVC8 t0. mu"' , M0."!!"" bri"K Into
PiiL1 il .,t.ll.3,.b'?a2tca. Intellectual facul- i
the government and tho upbuilding of tho
peopio of these United States of ours!
vviiul nine nus woman xor noma duties and
household cares?
Then what a cheering Bight It will be, to
find seated inund her cqsy fireside her
husband's ft lends, tho new men with arm
chnlrsi In closo proximity, and In tlielr
midst tho "good angel of the household."
tho husband, arrayed In nil tho glory of a
new tea iacket. iiourlmr ten in t,.. ...i-.,..
grandmother's teacups that sho used so to
, en Hiti. ui, i.-uiii nnu iney uiscilss wltfl
absorbing interest tho latest Importation
of their nutter or, perchnneo, tin, newest
sbuilo or stitch In embroldeilng baby's af.
Khan. It has been said that the hand that
locks tho cradle rules tho world. Woman
now resigns to ninu this gentle sovereignty.
Hut after ull the glory attained by tho
new woman, I fear there will bo u sigh of
let-let on looking backwnrd to thnt period
of her career when tho bride, on the, wed-
Al".! ii' Jvlll T 'i'l .""L',"n .?.' W
OllltlCnl
reform diess suit of purest white. His
tiouscrs the softest Bllken velvet, with
rullles of ,ure old laco clusp nt tho knee
with diamond buckles, thu gift of the
bride, u soft wulstcout with glrdlo of
pearls und eout of great length. Silken
stockings una white satin slippers complete
his modest nnd becoming uttlie. when
only this mention was inudu of herself the,
brldu was nt tired in conventional black
sho ls a rising young business woman.
Junior member of her mother's law firm.
M. A. M,
Hint to liiiilsvllvi'iiers.
TldUs made of antique lace can be
washed satisfactorily f soaked In borax
water: then let them He In wnrm ui,aB
squeezing them with your hands; rinse, but"
do not blue them.
instead or ironing tnem, pu them In
MfT
Uc-VtV
J ,
INDEpEWOfVr
Y
l7n Tk ,., ri,ir ..ii i" .;u """ , prou- Oil OUllOllH aiiu I Know now t shou d bo
thn Vi ii ' iLi"Lb'' lhP 1u,?'Ion of done properly; but I candidly confess I
Inl- E it veiveTL ?.firmle",e.n 3 uvt'"- bl'0"''1 ljQ "' b0mo 1 to tell a good but-
length Will bi. betier flM,l f . i.i :"'" '" paincm-aiu iiuiiu in men- pastor Slllllg
vlronmcnts 11,. i,! AJ.llSi ".ew cn wU a mmneiit over his knees stitching
sirl? A "unehions Am! i..sc riS11 V v.e' '""tons on It brought tears to the eyes ol .
cnUTtali meit of hi, 1 ilW'J0'' J"! tho elderly unmarried women present. The!
time wli? lis bn.v ww?' ,f?r wmJ venerable Archdeacon Harney, who wn? l
frivolous rrVstlnies1 vehln haiS f?r ?",Sn " ot tho speakers, remarked that tn dnj
liiunched untile business An'd tc'tt !'P.1"-'.?!itlJl '..'!. " ?al. r
woria? Whero thero tiru granTl ,,.niiiir.",i uu" ""viihik hi iii un account, dl
conventions to attend- where the Interisis ""U3 "ow. i,?.rtun,i oI! Iclle.ved ot that hcav1
or the country are to Vc Solced I artcr an, I responslblll y. Ho hoped soon to see til.
laying off now platforms t ho rev iSiri" ot ?lev.' Mr' oum " the happy position q
constitutions am directing the maVsia "how iv,n'' ",oma ,"?., Mw ?" '" buttons fri
In curt th,.!.. ,.0.,u ' rl Vt.i i...." !'"". ll 111 ulld to do It woll. (Chorus nf "lion
Highest of all in Leavening Power.
ABSOLUTELY PURE
shape nnd pin I hem to a clean cloth on
your Ironing bonrd. Pick out each little
point and pin It down. Itet them get per
tatty dry before remnvlrfg them. .
Alwajs appear, at table with smooth hair
and hent apparel. . , , . ,,
Itrtad should never be hurried: sltoU
ptentv of time both In Using and unking.
Cal.c, after ll becomes stnle, makes an
excellent sle.inied pudding, eaten with a.
sauce of sweet gravy. , ..... .
sprint ng pulverized borax on the "hMves.
When you wish to cook anything quickly
In an open veset do not leave the spoon in,
ns It carries off some heal, , ,.
Use soapy w.iler when making slarch.
The clothes will have a Bloler appear
ance, and the irons be less likely to stick.
To remove Ink stains from the hands
rub (he spots with the wet head of a com
mon parlor mnleh.
When your buttonhole scallop;, In your
embroidery, says nn expert needlewoman,
hold the concave edge towards you, and In
stead of knotting your thread, which mny
causa trouble later, take a few tunning
stitches to start the thread, Always put
through the eye of the needle first the end
of the thread which comes off the spool,
nr.d the thread will be les apt to knot
and snarl, Iloslon Iludset.
iiovt.s roit WOMILV.
Seternl Things Tint Men's I'resenl or Tut
lire IScttcr Halves Shouldn't Ho,
Don't wear a veil with a hole In It, It
gives a woman a squalid look of povarty
that there Is no excuse for. Veils cost lit
tle, nnd at Iho worst she can go without
one.
Don't lift up your dress hlsh enough to
show your garter on ono side nnd allow
your skirt to trail on the other. Though
one sees most respectable matrons per
forming this feat every rainy day, It stilt
looks ns If showing a garter were the oh
Ject of the maneuver. Hvery woman should
pruetlce holding up her skirts before a pier
glass, They can be so cnltght altogether
In the back as lo lift them effectively nnd
yet decently.
Don't wenr n hat (oo young, unless you
wish to look old. A sailor hat can be con
fidently recommended ns calculated to
make liny mature woman look like a
grandmother.
Don't wear a bang bigger than the mo
ment's fashion Justliles, If you don't want
to look hopelessly vulgar. It Is a gcncr-il
law thnt you can always do a slmpltr
thing than the fashion with safety; but to
be fussier than I he fashion Is to bo .ost to
good taste and dead In vulgarity nnd com
monness. Don't wear your clothes wall paper tight
It you nro too fat, To look ns If you vvero
bursting your seams Is to make the most
of yourself If there Is too much already.
won't cut yourself in two near tne "noes
with a coat that strikes you about there.
If you ate a short woman. Nothing de
tracts more from nn nppearaneo of height.
Don't forget In arranging your headgear
that tho effect of the modem variations
of the Alf.itl.m bow donends .altogether on
fine shades In placing It. You can havo
horns growing horizontally out of your
temples and feel rnshlonr.ble, but will look
crazy and ugly. These bows can be set
wen uacK on me ncnu, or iney c.n ue put
forward If tney seem to come from near
the top or the head, but they must not
grow out or tho temples.
Don't forgot that pointed openings of the
dress nt the throat nro becoming only to
slender women, nnd square openings ara ,
what are wanted for all full faces. V. H. '
WITHA COMMllNDAlll.K AIM,
A New Society in tho Interest of Morality
and Jtelllieliient. I
Baltimore women have organized for th
purposo ot discountenancing plays or an I
Immoral tendency. "The society as a whole I
will not boycott any particular piny which
may be considered Impiopcr," said ono of I
Its organizers to nn livening Sun writer; i
"the members simply promise to weigh
caretuiiy in tneir own minus wnetner tney i i
honestly ought to uttend the performnnco
ol any piay vviucii is generally consiucreu
lmmoiul, or whether they ought to en- I
courago nail conduct among peopio on inu
stago liy going to seo stars whoso general
reputation ls that of being Immoral per
sons. Any other course, any vote agnlnst
it particular play by tho society would, If
made public, very likely havo a result di
rectly onnoslto to tho niimoso of the so
ciety by sending hundreds of people to seo
mo piay. ano eicvauon oi mo mor.-iiuy ui
tho stago will also be aimed at moro Indi
rectly ny u series or rortnigntiy meetings
In the height of tho theatrical season.
"At these gatherings papers on tho te,
ma critical, historical and othcrwJse-fWTIlv, Ji
ue read and discussed, nnu cusiinguisneo
actors and actresses, whose moral characf
ter Is not questioned, will be Invited tci
meet the members of the society and tcj
present their views on tho drama nnc:
stage. The morality of current plays can
nlso be talked over nt such meetings.
Whether the society will bo restricted f
ladles or whether It will also Include me;
ls one of the questions not yet decided, i
will be a lather loose organization of larg
membership, because Its objects will bo
better accomplished with large numbers."!
The Idea ot such an organization started!
with Mrs. Christine Ladd Franklin. th
wife of Tiofessor Fabian Franklin, of
the Johns Hopkins university, and a mem- I
ber of the Woman's Literary Club and tho I
Arundell Club. It first occurred to her 1
during a discussion of "Trilby" at an aft
ernoon tea. From tho morality of Du
Maurler's novel, the discussion drifted to i
tho morality of Ibsen and current drama- '
tlsts, and It was then that Mrs. Franklin
proposed the new society.
llACIIi:i. Oll'S IIUTTOSS.
Ail Avowal Thnt llroiigbt Tears to tho Eyes
of Woiiieii.
The Itev. A. S. W. Young, vicar of Klnes.
ton, ls a bachelor, and Is not nshnmed to
confess thnt ho stitches on his own but
tons. This bold avowal whs m.nil,. tn. tha,
, , ., ...,..,. .... ". r.
leverifim ticnueiiiaii wime presiding at tile
annual prize distribution nt the endowed
school for girls in that town, Iteferrlng to
the opinion expressed by tho examiner thnt
the buttonholes inndn by tho pupils were
capable of improvement, Mr. Young re-
marked:
"I never trust anyone but myself to sew
hear," from tho ladles aforementioned,)
London Tvilegraph,
Nirlety.
1.
I looked and saw a splendid pageantry
or beautiful women nnd of lordly men,
Taking their pleasuru In a ilovvcry plain,
lliiciu jfui'i'iva .win i,( ( .-,( ((((Cllione,
And rnnuv another leaf of cralmnisv
Fllckeied about their feet, and gave their
(UllKI
To heels of Iron or satin, nnd the em in
Of silken garments floating far :m,l tre..
As In tho danco they wove themselves, on
strayed '
Dy twos together, or lightly smiled and
bowed ,
Or curtseyed to each other, or else played
At gamc3 of mirth und pastime, unafraid
In their delight; and all so high nndi
proud. '
They seemed seaica of the earth whereon
they trod. 1
II.
I looked again and saw that ilowery spaco
stirring, us if alive, beneath tho tread
That lcsted now unon an old mini1, hon,l.
Aim now upuu u. nauj s gasping race.
Or mother'.! bosom, or tho rnnnrlcrl nm
. '. :- - - -. ...-...- .- --. ..-.-,
Of a girl's throat; und whut had seemed
thn red
Of flowers was blood, (n gouts and gushes)
CUV
From hearths that broke under that frolia
nace. 1
And now and then, from out the drcadfuli
floor . J
An nnu or brow was lifted from the r.'St
As If in HtrkA In tnni)n(.su n. Im..i . vNj
...... ... ..... ... ...-........., M, ((,(u3
For mercy; and anon some BUIt'
no Buffeting
ureust
Heaved from tho mass and sank: and
s; and v
nged ail
er's Mad
Tiie lovelersbovo them thronged
William 'Dean llovvclls, In Harper's
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