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BY ANNETTE <M" tllc Unusual
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01 the "Unquiet Sex."
•v !l 1 - motbor from Creston, la.,
with seven children to look after was
ing cars, the '20 feet of rope trailing
behind the mother and the little ones
fastened to it at every few feet.
Mrs. William B. Lowe of Atlanta
president of the General Federation
of Women's Clubs, has been appoint
ed honorary president from America
of the woman's board of the Paris ex
Mrs. W. Y. Atkinson of Georgia, wid
ow of the late governor and well
known in the best social circles of the
south, has just become state agent of
several fire and life insurance com
panies. While it takes courage for a
woman to enter fields where women
are already in competition with men
it calls for heroism for one to enter a
line which has heretofore been assign
ed to men alone.
Mrs. Helen Morris Iladley recently
started on a continental tour with her
husband, Dr. Arthur T. Iladley, presi
dent of Yale university, to arouse the
alumni of old Eli to the need of rais
ing $3,000,1100 for the bicentennial.
She is a Vassar graduate and has al
ways been at her husband's side in
the preparation of his educational aud
Mrs. L. Z. Loiter, mother of the
vicereine of India, has just sailed for
England. From there she will go to
Cairo, where she will pass the winter
with her two unmarried daughters.
The wife of General Joubert, com
mandant general of the Boer forces,
has always campaigned with her hus
band and not only looked after his
mess arrangements, even to cooking
his meals, but Is said to have inspired
some of his military maneuvers.
The beautiful ex-queen of Naples
took to the field more than once with
her husband and, donning an officer's
uniform, fought as bravely as any of
his soldiers. It is said of her that when
bullets and shells were raining the
heaviest she would infuse new courage
into her soldiers by showing her con
tempt for danger.
Mrs. Charles L. Fair received as a
ent from her
husband a Rus
sian sable even-
Ing cape. The
silkincss of the
30 skins that
were used in its
can scarcely be
years were re
quired for col
skins, and their
united value is
in the neighbor
hood of $10,000.
Hull, wife of
of the military
the house, is
considered the best parliamentarian
among the congressional women. She
■was constantly engaged in relief work
during the Avar and has Just been ap
pointed a vice president of the Cuban
provisional Red Cross.
The oldest known love letter in the
world is in tlie British museum. It is
a proposal of marriage for the hand of
nn Egyptian princess, and It was writ
ten 3,500 years ago. It Is In the form
of an inscribed brick and is therefore
not only the oldest, but the most sub
stantial love letter in existence.
Mrs. J. Yon Wagner is the first wo
man in this country to pass a civil
service examination for sanitary in
spector. She is a New Yorker and a
The beautiful Marchioness of Lon
donderry, who turned the hisses of the
mob directed toward her husband into
cheers at the opera In London, is com
ing to attend a wedding in Washing
Mrs. Winifred Sweet Black, a clever
journalist of Chicago, is the only news
paper woman who has ever gone to the
leper settlement out in that gloomy is
land in the Pacific. With Sister Rose
Gertrude she traveled the length and
breadth of th* island, writing graphic
stories of the wretchedness and misery
she encountered. As Annie Laurie B he
is well known on the Pacific coast It
was through her aid that the Chil
dren's hospital in San Francisco open
ed its dours to Incurable boys and girls
a 1 ike.
recently en route
Falls, Tex. She
had read of the
perils of travel
ers in big cities,,
so she provided
herself with a
20 foot rope and
of twine against
arriving in a city
she fastened one
end of the rope
. about her waist
and the other
end to her eld
est child. The
remaining si x
fastened to the
rope with the
tention in chang-
Among the most precioua possessions
belonging to Mrs. Bertha Spitzy of San
Francisco is an elaborately worded in
vitation from the king of Slam request
ing her presence at a festival given in
honor of the royal birthday. Mrs.
Spitzy attracted much attention while
traveling in the east through her mo-
One of the most important educa
tional developments of the present
day Is being inaugurated in Chicago by
Miss Mary It. Campbell. She is de
voting her life to the study of weak
and defective children. There are
many slightly defective children but
little below the normal who cannot
without injury to themselves study In
the ordinary private or public school.
It is for these that Miss Campbell Is
working. She Impes to overcome by
her method many of the mental and
physical peculiarities and to bring
their minds as nearly as possible to a
One brave woman who returned from
idea is generally credited to Lady Ran
dolph Churchill. She requested Lady
Randolph to head the movement on ac
count of her larger experience of Eng
Mrs. Ray Devereaux, who was a spe
cial correspondent for the London Post
in the Transvaal, has recently publish
ed a book the title of which is "Side
Lights In Africa."
Miss Claire Ferguson occupies the
unique position of deputy sheriff of
Salt Lake City. She is also private
secretary to the sheriff.
The "Old Maids' club" in a far west
ern city, with the object of protecting
its members "against the wiles of do
signing young men who seek to enslave
them," has recently met with a set
back. The president unexpectedly be
came engaged and married, another
member followed her example, and
now the few remaining girls of the
"Old Maids' club" are looking askance
at each other, and every one of them
expects from sister members treach
ery or elopements, while the fate of
the organization hangs in the balance.
Miss Fannie Mkklos is the new pas
tor of the Christian church at Knox,
Ind. She is said to be the only wo
man minister of the Christian denomi
nation In the central west. Tin
this is her lirst charge as pastor of a
congregation, she has shown herself
capable of performing all the duties
devolving upon one in her station, from
performing a marriage ceremony to
officiating nt a funeral. She is about
30 years old, but she looks ten years
San Francisco has a new fad. Box
ing is listed as a womanly accomplish-
cians concede it
the most scien
ficial of all exer
cises for the
body and mind.
able women are
said to be quite
skillful in "the
New York so
ciety is enthrall
ed by the beau
ty of Miss Thyl
lls Langhorn, a
debutante of the
season. She is one of a group of beau
tiful sisters from the south who have
made notable marriages. Mrs. Chillies
Dana Gibson, Mrs. Moucure Perkins of
Richmond and Mrs. Robert Shaw.
third, of Boston are all of the well
known Langhorn family.
Mrs. Edward Pearmaine, the wife of
a Boston banker, has not only brought
up three beautiful children during the
seven years of her married life, but ;
she has also found time to add the de
grees M. A. and B. S. to hor A. P.. re
ceived at Wellesley college in IS'JO.
'•'-"•'■• ax ca/n-ri-:. cqlfax, wasiuxctox, april 27, moo.
° THE SPRING FASHIO
with a fortune
in Capo Nome
gold will go back
to her home in
Sweden to enjoy
the fruits of
three years' la
to nearly $100,
--000. (She went to
miles over the
A Denver wo
man, Mrs. A. A.
Blow, has sud
den l'y become
the intimate of
abroad. It is all
due to her being
the originator of
the idea of equip
ping the hospital
ship Maine. The
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j I'eep* at the Thin Goods We Will
Wear Next Summer.
Every day is a new day, yet it is so
like yesterday that one could scarcely
l- tin.- the differ* nee in them, and tbia
la just how it is with the new spring
fashions. They are just like the fash
ions of last spring with a very few
points of difference.
There are the dainty thin goods, and
I these will be covered with delicate
lue< s and such other trimmings as one
j may desire. Organdies, dotted Swisses,
plunietis, nainsook, dimity, khaki,
linen lawns and zephyr ginghams, per
cales and cotton crepons without end
;ire among the new wash dresses, and
nil are old acquaintances in new col
ors and rather new patterns.
The percales are particularly pretty.
White with black dots makes the pret
tiest kind of gowns for morning and
shirt waists. Polka dots are seen ev
erywhere, even on the velvets and
surah, china and india silk and sev
i ral of the light flannels.
Of washable goods the counters are
full, and, as I said, there is nothing
really new among them. Washable
silks there are in abundance, some of
them exquisitely pretty and some of
them so ugly that they are "awfully
swell and stylish." There are three
or four new weaves in light silks and
Innumerable ones in wool and silk,
some of them thin and some thick,
some firm and others flexible and so
open as to appear like grenadine.
There are also grenadines in dozens
of designs, with the old favorite "iron
frame" always leading the list. This
made up over colored linings is one of
the most pleasing of them all.
In the black goods for summer wear
there are china crapes, crepons, gauzes,
chiffon, veilings and silk crapes made
waterproof. These are mostly in black
and are intended for mourning. Yet
made up over bright colored linings
nothing could be prettier, the shading
brought about being very beautiful
and the effects so elusive and chang
ing. These are to be trimmed with a
little lace, and here and there a sus
picion of the bright color beneath
shows to the outside. Veilings are to
be among the most fashionable of all
these dainty dark stuffs unless present
signs fail. Veiling makes delieiously
soft and graceful dresses, especially
for the young. There are veilings in
the pastel tints as well as black.
Foulards bid fair to be the popular
Bilks for next summer. They are print-
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ELABORATE SPRING SUIT.
Ed in various designs, ou black or dark
colored grounds. Foulard is not often
seen in light shades, but there are a
few, but this is not a silk that over
commends itself for very dressy wear.
It is more for every day, but it is serv
iceable. Many of the Japanese wash
silks have heavy cords.
The new panne velvet in all sorts of
pompadour designs is among the novel
ties. It is not intended for full cos
tumes so much as for separate waists,
guimpes and fancy garnitures. Per
sonally I do not like it, but it is
thought pretty by most people.
The spring woolens are in the main
beautiful. However desirable for
many things silk, satin and velvet are,
there is nothing to take the place of
wool for utility. This is produced in
so many different weaves and manners
as to make one think there must be
hundreds of different kinds of woolen
fibers. There are now in black, each
one a distinct kind of goods, Venetians,
tami.se, crape cloths, drap d'almas,
claiuettes, mohairs, both plain and fan
cy; sateens, prunella cloths, cheviots,
serges, estamenes, camel's hairs, cov
erts and cravanettes, the most of these,
and especially the coverts and crava
nettes, being waterproof.
Whipcord is one of the prettiest &s
well as one of the best wearing of the
spring woolens. When In the best
quality, it is handsome and resembles
heavy, corded silk more than anything
woolen. A most elaborate costume
waa made of that. It consisted of a
long redingote open in front over a
dress of the same.
The front of the skirt "was lapped in
such a way as to represent three skirts
with stitched edges. The panne velvet
vest and facings were dotted with tan,
and the whole was a stylish costume.
It was said to be imported from a fa
mous Paris house, but I take some of
those statements with a large sized
grain of salt.
Au ambitious Tvoman who is an at
torney at law at Helena, Mon., has
also served a term as assistant attor
ney general of her state. . i v
GOODBY TO THE COOK.
**-* Haven Tryln* the Delivered
■teal Plan, With Succeaa.
With the cud of the nineteenth cen
tury the woman of many household
cares welcome! the promise of freedom
from letters which have bound her
hand and foot, the dethronement of the
kitchen demigod—ln other words, the
family cook. Madam can now look for
ward with enchanted hope to the time
Mien there will no longer be in store
for her hours of tedious questioning
and unsuccessful trips for references
and, worse still, the contention with
wasteful and incompetent help.
Edward Atkinson vowed to conquer
the despotic female when he invented
his device for preparing a course meal,
Bufficient for a family of six, over a
lamp's flame. Rut on practical appli
cation the epicure found himself mis-
led. Reluctantly he returned, a defeat
ed victim, to the thraldom he had vain
ly struggled to cast off.
ZS'ow it is a resident of conservative
old New Haven who is to promulgate a
scheme for co-operative kitchen work
such as Edward Bellamy dreamed of
and dared to hold out as the millen
nium of womankind.
The many schemes that have been
tried throughout the world to supply
food to families from co-operative
kitchens have failed because it has
never been possible to keep the food
warm. But this latest idea of Yankee
inventiveness is the result of a success
ful business man's Insight. It is back
ed financially by over 20 practical busi
ness men of New Haven. By the new
plan soup, roast, vegetables, dessert
and coffee can be delivered at your
door piping hot as long as seven hours
This co-operative schemer not only
proposes to deliver dellclously cooked
food prepared after scientific methods,
but he claims that, profiting by buying
in large bulk, he can save to the pur
chaser the price of fuel and other ex
penses, including the labor of prepar
ing and cooking, besides the enormous
waste which is inevitable In the aver
There are some special devices for
cooking the cheaper portions of meat
with resulting dishes as palatable as
are served In the finest restaurants in
the country. But the chief secret in
the scheme lies In the method of re
taining heat. The apparatus is a large
bucket, copper covered and copper lin
ed, with sides and bottom about two
inches thick and a close fitting cover.
The sides of the bucket are lined with
a nonconductor of heat.
Into this receptacle are placed por
colaiu cans which have tight fitting
lids. The bucket Is divided into sec
tions, the lower division containing the
dessert, then the meat and soup on top.
This arrangement is for a dinner can.
There are to be breakfast and luncheon
The buckets are to be delivered in
wagons which will have an arrange
ment for holding them firmly in place,
thus doing away with much of the jar
ring occasioned by rough pavements,
and will resemble tiie vehicles used by
up to date bakers.
A Horrible Outbreak.
"Of large sores on my little daughter's
head developed into « case of ecald
head" writes C. I). Isbill of Morgantown,
Term. r but Bueklen's Arnica Salve com
pletely cured her. It ia a guaranteed
cure for eczema, tetter, salt Hieum, pim
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at the Elk drug store, F. J. Stone, Prop o
Dr. Buck's Celery, SarsapariUa and
Dandelion Compound, for that lazy feel
ing. Purifies the blood; makes one feel
good. Sold only at The Elk Drug Store o
Hazelwood ice cream. Mra. L. E.
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Gen.T.R Tansatt, will contribute an article in "Whitman County Peoole
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Our Spring Opening of Ladies' Hats,
Bonnets and Millinery Garniture
WAS AN EVENT IN COLFAX AND
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