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Lenten Season Enjoyed
by the Society Maids
Shoo! O, You Extreme
Chantlcler Rooster Hat
Chicken Is Great Table Decoration, but for Hats—Nay,
Nay! Thinks Society Maid—"Would Banish
Hen Parties," Says Another.
ALL hail the Chantlcler rooster bat! My, what a stir it made in
gay Paris when the charming young actress wore the creation in
the new Rostand play, which scored such a big success in the
city of fashion.
Dame fashion abroad readily proclaimed the rooster as a model
of headgear, and since that time the Parisian creation of millinery has
been a large flat hat with what appears to be a rooster mounted as
if roosting on top of a woman's head.
Oh. yes. they have arrived in America, and in many of the east
ern cities the fashionable shops hpvt them on display, and what is
more, they have sold a few. 1 havn't seen any as yet being worn by the
women of Spokane, and from what the popular society maids tell me
there won't be any worn In this town —at least, by them. Some of
them scored the latest fad in the following manner:
Miss Estella O'Brien —"I hope
they never become a popular style
of head dress. I always wear a
large hat, but I would look like a
picture not in vogue with one of
those extreme creations. If a num
ber of girls all wearing these hats
got together one might think there
was a chicken fight. You can't tell j
what might happen if they ever be !
come the fad. but 1 wonder if they ;
will ever really wear a whole roos
ter on a hat?"
Miss Marion Owen—"lt is pretty
hard to say just what one thinks of
the Chantlcler rooster hat, but
frrm what I know of them no one
will ever see one on my head.
"Wouldn't it be funny if all the girls
would go to an afternoon party with
the new style Ohantirler rooster
hat; it wouldn't be a hen party, that
Miss Louise Clement —"Whether
or not they become a popular fad
depends a great deal upon one's
pocketbook. It seems to me the
people who wear them won't be
helping the boycott very much —in
fact, they will help to boost the
price of meats. 1 like chickens in
a farm yard or as a table decora
tion, but not as headgear. The men
mlnht get the money expended bacrt
in ridicule of the women who in
dulged in the expensive luxury of
such a hat."
Miss Mayme Jordan —"I think
they are perfectly killing. I don't
know what the effect would be, but
I hope never to be seen in one.
They are certainly the limit of
Miss Marceita Liftchild —"l hate
them. I don't like chickens, any
way. and I certainly wouldn't want
one perched on my head. I can't
think of anything worse than the
Chantlcler rooster hat. I don't
think they will wear them common
ly, do you?" concluded Miss Lift
child in a pleading manner. "I hope
Miss Annette Oudin —"I have
never seen them represented in any
other way except in cartoons, so
don't feei that I could judge. 1
haven't seen a real creation, but
think the pictures are ridiculous. I
drn't think people will wear them."
Mrs. Seth Richards —"The only
designs I have seen are "take-offs"
on the original, and I had not
thought much about them: Per
fectly horrible. I don't object to
plumage or wings on hats, but I
aon't like to see whole birds mount
ed. While I don't approve of
mounting birds for millinery I think
blue birds or black birds are pretty,
but a large old rooster is the home
liest thing. They are so horribly
Ftiff and make a person look like
a walking farmyard. Any one who
wore one here would be a subject
Miss Ida Spear —"I can't imagine
any one wearing such a hat. They
ate so ridiculous one would be a
Clinical attraction. I don't object
to birds on hats, but I do strenu
ously object to wearing a rooster
upon my head."
Hillyard Girls Give
Musicale for Charity
A musical entertainment for the
benefit of charity will be given by
a number of young girls at Hillyard
April 1, instead of the last of this
month, as was formerly planned.
A special musical program has
been arranged for the occasion. Vo
cal solos, piano and violin selec
tions will be given by the young
folks. Miss Alta Stewart and
Miss Hazel Reltcb will accompany
Society April 1
Friday, April 1, has been chosen
as the day when the officers of
Fort George Wright will entertain
society at the first dancing party
to be given at tbe conclusion of
It is expected that this affair
will be one of the most pretentious
which has yet been given by the
gallnnt officers at the post, and so
nlety Is chatting about and plan
ning much for the occasion.
Oberlin College Alumni Here
Plans Reception for President
The local alumni or the Oberlin college are planning to enter
tain at a reception for Henry C, X ing, president of the Oberlin col
lage, when he arrives in this city. At present Mr. King is making a
trip around the world, and from the present schedule he will ar
rive to Ban Francisco within tbe next month or two. ln all prob
ability he will visit Spokane on hi s return trip to the east, aud if he
dost) the local nluuini 'Will tender him an elaborate banquet.
Vie committee In charge is composed of Dr. Arthur running
Bgflfc Frederick Fulton and Professor Mather.
Whist Club to
Be Guest at the
The members of the Whist club
will be guests next Tuesday after
noon of Mrs. Luther Stocker at the
Stocker residence on Eighth
This has indeed been a delight
ful season for the members of
this popular club, which was or
ganized about 15 years ago by
some of the most prominent ladies
of the city.
The club is entertained once a
week al the home of the various
members and they have also been
honor guests at a number of af
fairs given by fashionable society
Mrs. T. F. Spencer entertained
the club Thursday afternoon at the
beautiful Spencer residence on
The original club includes Mrs.
Patrick Clark, Mrs. Patrick
Welch, Mrs. Walter G. Merry
weather, Mrs. Walter Ogden, Mrs.
W. E. Cullen Sr., Mrs. Cyrus Hap
py, Mrs. Robert Strahorn, Mrs. E.
J. Roberts, Mrs. J. Graves, Mrs. R.
B. Paterson, Mrs. M. B. Brown
lee, Mrs. Frank Graves, Mrs. S. M.
Dudley, Mis. John R. Cook, Mrs.
Melvin Thomas, Mrs. Cornell, Mrs.
C. S. Ainsden, Mrs. Luther Stock
er, Mrs. J. M. Corbett, Mrs. J. J.
Brown, Mrs. Ferdinand Heine and
Mrs. Horace Kimball.
Accomplished Pianist Who Will Play in
a Coming Recital
Miss Lajla Skartvedt, an accomplished young pianist, whom
Arthur Frazer will present in a piano recital March 21 at Filers
Piano House. This will be the third of the series of recitals be
ing planned by Mr. Frazer.
to Woman's Club
Complimentary to the new mem
bers of the Woman's club, Mrs. D.
B. Fotheringham will entertain at
a series of card parties this week
at her home, 2128 Second avenue.
The first affair will take place
Wednesday afternoon, when the
guests will enjoy a .few social
hours at bridge. The second af
fair will occur Thursday after
noon, when five hundred will fur
nish amusement, while the last of
the series, which will be given on
Friday, will be in the form of a
About 310 members of the club
will be entertained on these three
Affairs of the Smart Set
The Jolly Sixteen club will be
guests of Mrs. George A. I-atimer
Tuesday, March 1.".. at the Latimer
home, 523 Fourteenth avenue.
The Jonquil club will not meet.
Rfcaln until Tuesday, April 5. The
meeting then will be held with Mrs.
T. W. Perm at her home, on Indiana
The Felicia Remans club will
hoid its next regular meeting Sat
urday. March 19, with Mrs. E. C.
Twentyman, at Pantops.
* * *
The members of the Woman's
Christian Temperance union will
hold their regular meeting Thurs
day, March 17, at the home of Mrs.
Morrison, FA Ermlna avenue.
The Athenaeum club will meet
Tuesday with Mrs. William Kuist
at her home, 1101 Eighth avenue.
* * *
Miss Estella O'Brien will enter
tain the members of the new
Bridge club Wednesday evening at
her home, 2020 Manito place.
This is the fifth of the series of
informal parties which have been
given by this club since the com
mencement of Lent.
For week beginning March 14,
Monday, March 14 —Music day.
At the library, 2 p. in. Miss May
Caroline Williams, chairman; Pro
fessor Woodward, charge of the
Tuesday, March 15 —Beginning
French. Palace store, 2:4."i to 3:45
li. m. Professor Maurice Le Gias,
teacher; Miss Matte Wetherill,
Wednesday, March 15 —Millinery.
At the Palace, 9:30 a. in to 12 m.
Mrs. Ely, teacher; Mrs. Harry Jar
vis, chairman. Domestic Science,
at North Central high school, 2:30
p. in. Miss Anna M. Rogers,
teacher; Mrs. Lucy B. Hall, chair
man, Tiie lecture will be, "In
Thursday, March 17 —Current
events. At library, 1:45 to 3:45 p.
m. Mrs. Molly .1. Dox, chairman.
Magazine day, the foiolwing maga
zines will be reviewed: Harper's
Monthly, Judge, Literary Digest,
New England Magazine. There will
also be a reading by Mrs. 10. .1.
Young. Elocution department at
the library, 3:45 to 4:45 p. in.. Mrs.
I Bclden, teacher; Mrs. .Jennie Jones,
St. Patrick's dance, at Masonic
temple; every one invited, as the
proceeds are to go to the new club
! Friday, March 18 —Junior Ger
l man, third floor Palace, 1:45 to
8:46 p. m.. Mrs. Prager, teacher.
! Senior French, 2:4-"> to 3: 4~> p. m.,
Palace. Professor Le Gras, teacher.
Senior German, 4 to 5 p. m., Palace.
Mrs. Prager, teacher.
Saturday, March 19— Milinery,
9:30 a. m. to 12 m., at the Palace.
China painting, 1 to 5 p. m., studio
of teacher, Mrs. M. Shide, 1220
First avenue. Mrs. John It. Cassin,
Mrs. D. B. Fotheringham has very
kindly thrown open her home to
the Woman's club for a series of
card parties, the proceeds from
which will go to the new club house
fund. Handsome prizes will be
given each day and a dainty lunch
eon served by Mrs. Fotheringham.
On Wednesday, March 16, bridge
whist will be played. On Thursday,
March 17, five hundred. On Fri
day, March 18, straight whist. All
those who plan to come will please
communicate with Mrs. I). It
Fotheringham in order that suffi
cient tables may be provided and a
Mrs. Charles Robbins, who has
been spending a month at Port
land, Oregon, is rapidly recover
ing her health.
THE SPOKANE PRESS, SUNDAY, MARCH 13, 1910.
Y.W.C.A. to Give Reception to
The members of the Young
Women's Christian association will
give a reception the evening of
March 17, St. Patrick's Day, at the
association parlors. The affair will
be complimentary to Miss Ruth
Fauble, who has recently been ap
pointed as instructor of the gym
nasium department of the associa
Miss Fauble has been in the west
but six months. She was formerly
connected with tiie Western Illin
ois State Normal school at Chi
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Society Coming Cut in Gay
Colors; Lenten Season Enjoyed
f£*T isn't so bad to have a quiet
I Lenten season, after allj; in
* fact, 1 rather enjoy it," said
one of the popular society maids.
"One tiling, we have an opportunity
to pay our calls and other obliga
tions and really get acquainted
again. During the season of such
gay festivities we rarely get time
to have good social chats and in
formal gatherings, and I believe
the majority of the people are en
joying .the rest."
Any day last week as you walk
ed about in the districts of the
fashionable residences of the city
you could see young maids and
matrons, many of them two to
gether, and some times in groups,
calling at the various homes.
Miss (Catherine Manua will pre
sent her pupils in a piano recital
next Saturday afternoon at Court
Mr, and Mrs. A. M. Comstock
and Miss May Comstock left this
week for an extended trip abroad.
They expect to spend three months
March 30 the pupils of Miss Lily
Courtney Snow will present a com
edy, "The Pledging of Polly," in
two acts at Courtney hall.
Miss Henderson, instructor in
domestic science at the high
school, was called east this week
on account of the death of her sis
ter. In all probability she will not .
return to her position in this city. '
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Cullen have '
returned from an extended trip
to the coast. They have spent
most of the winter nt California.
Mrs. Louis F. PaTk returned
from an extended trip to New York
City Thursday and has gone out to
iter country home to enjoy a few
Miss Gill to Give
Miss Gretchen Gill wij .be
hostess Thursday afternoon,
March 17, when she will entertain
informally at her home, 8907
A court luncheon will be served
early ami Immediately following
the guests will be seated at the
nine card tables, which will be ar
ranged for the occasion, and. will
spend a few hours at bridgog >"he
appointments will be carrltt -tut
with a color note of greerfl. find
pink. About 36 Invitations have
been issued by the hostess.
Orchestra in Two
The next regular concert of the
Spokane Symphony orchestry will
be given Sunday, April 10. How
ever, on Easter Sunday the Philhar
monic society and the Symphony
orchestra will give a two-part con
cert, giving "Minnehaha's Death"
and other orchestral numbers.
The Philharmonic rehearsals are
BY PARA DALTON.
MISS RUT .; FAUBLE.
i The gymnasium department as
yet is in its initial stage, only two
preliminary meetings having been
held. At present there are 25
members and classes are now be
ing conducted two evenings a
week, on Monday and Thursday, in
the basement of the Vincent Meth
Until the necessary equipment ar
rives the evenings are to be spent
' with inarches and drills and later
the girls will be taught fencing.
From present indications the gym
nasium work will be a popular
branch of the association.
Taxicabs and carriages were ev
erywhere, and the new spring
suits and bonnets were much in
evidence. Although here and
among the "borderlanders" you
, might see scraps of otter, sable
and mink, the "real hand em
broidered" people were clad in
The older women wore fluffy
ruffles, dainty creations with
quantities of lace and embroidery.
White, pale pink, a touch of blue
and green and quantities of laven
der were seen.
A favorite style for the younger
girls was a simple white broad
cloth suit. Leghorn hats, plain,
round, twisted, turned up, trimmed
and untrimmed, were the very
. propereat thing in headgear.
beiug held at the Universalist
church on Fifth avenue and How
ard street on Tuesday evenings. A
• full attendance is requested as
there are but three more rehearsals
before the concert.
Beginning April 1, Fridays from
11 a. m. to 12:30 p. m., the Sym
phony will inaugurate a series of
morning concerts at the Hall of the
Current Events Club Women to
Banquet Husbands at Davenport's
Mrs. C. C. McEachran Is one of the most popular soloists of this
city. She Is a member of the Current Evens quartet and will
sing at the banquet to be given by the club Thursday evening at
the Hall of the Doges.
THE Hall of the Doges will ho
the scene of a charming af
fair next Thursday evening,
when the members of the Current
Events club will entertain their
husbands at a banquet and musi
The already beautiful hall will be
decorated for the occasion, and
special music will be provided. The
affair will be the annual open
meeting of the club.
Mrs. Dayton H. Stewart and
Mrs. C. C. McEachran will sing
solos and they will r.lso slug a
Lent will soon be over and
spring will be here, heralded with
joy and sunshine. The flowers will
burst forth from Mother Earth and
brighten the world with their
flowery beauty and fragrance, bees
and butterflies will buzz and flut
ter about, birds will sing again and
everyone will be touched with the
warmth and love of the glorious
Summer will soon follow and so
ciety will forget all of the soinber
ness of winter and quietude, of Lent
and will respond to the awakening
of spring and summer by reveling
in the pleasurers and sports of tho
Theaters, dancing parties and
informal receptions will give place
to the attraction of outdoor amuse
ments. Golf and tennis will re
ceive their share of attention and
mountain and lake trips will again
call forth many country drives and
The girl who is at her best un
der the shimmering lights of the
drawing room will be replaced by
the maiden who is most fascinating
when indulging in a game of ten
nis or golf, and girls, what do you
think? Tan, real old fashioned
tan, is coming into fashion again.
Five freckles are allowed, too, but
not any more than five, remember.
In the meantime, however, the
maids and matrons will find satis
faction in the affairs of the day
and in their preparations for
spring. This week, although not
an extremely gay one, has been
pleasant in many ways and a num
ber of pretty affairs have been
given among the fashionable set.
A charming event, as the open
ing of the week's festivities, oc
cured Monday evening when Mrs.
J. K. Smith was hostess at a
luncheon and niusicale given at her
residence on Short Court.
The appointments were effective
ly carried out with green and yel
low, daffodils and smilax being
used in prolusion on the table and
throughout tne rooms.
Following the luncheon a splen
did musical and literary program
was rendered. About 18 guests
♦ * *
Society was well represented at
the Schumann-Heink concert given
Monday evening at the Auditorium
theater. A feature of the charming
event was the box parties given
by Mrs. Dan Weaver and Mrs. W.
Another one of the charming
winter series of parties given by
the Whist club members occured
Tuesday afternoon when Mrs. John
R. Cook entertained them at a de
lightful affair given at the Cook
residence on South Monroe street.
The decorations were simple and
charming. A buffet luncheon was
served at 1 o'clock and immediate
ly following the tables were ar
ranged for cards. In addition to
the club members a few friends of
the hostess were present and en
joyed the occasion.
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Glasgow
entertained at a box party at the
Orpheum theater Tuesday evening
complimentary to Mrs. John T.
Hanson ol Fort Dcs Moines. Fol
lowing the performance the party
Journeyed to Davenport's, where a
I duet. Instrumental selections will
'be given by Mrs. Charles W. Wad
ham and Miss Olive McPhee will
be heard In recitations. A special
feature of the program will be the
initial appearance of the Current
Events quartet, which was formed
this week. Mrs. C. C. McEachran Is
first soprano, Mrs. Sarah Hole, sec
ond soprano, while the first and
second alto are handled by Mrs.
Dayton Stewart and Mrs. George
The invitation list Includes about
75 names. J
Woman's Club Dance to
Be Social Feature of Week
ONE of the largest events of
the week will be the dancing
party which will occur next
Thursday evening, March 17, when
the members of the Woman's club
will entertain complimentary to the
people who took part in the home
talent shows presented by them at
various times. The entire cast of
the "Carnival of Music" and "Moth
er Goose Up to Date" extravaganza
will be honor guests for the occa
sion, which will take place at the
The rooms will be attractively
decorated with a color note of
green and (he favors will be in
keeping with the celebration of the
Among the ladles who will re
ceive are: Mrs. Dayton A. Stew
art, Mrs. L. A. Gleason, Mrs. J. H.
Brown, Mrs. D. B. Fotheringham
and Mrs. Wallace.
Invitations have been sent out I
to several hundred persons, who
"ill be guests of the evening.
PARTICIPANTS IN "MOTHER
Among those who took part In
the "Mother Goose" extravaganza
Miss Schelling to Lecture to
Sorosis Club on Passion Play
One of the most interesting
meetings of the year among the
members of the Sorosis club will
be held tomorrow afternoon at the
home of Mrs. C. B. Colby, 1314
The program is in charge of Mrs.
W. G. Harvey and Mrs. J. A.
One of the special features of
the afternoon will be the lecture
to be given by Miss Julia Schelling
of Brunot Hall on "The Passion
delightful dinner was served. Cov
ers were laid for about 10 guests.
Miss .lean I.amont was honor
guest at an extremely pretty af
fair given Wednesday afternoon by
the girls of the Young Women's
Christian association at the home
of Mrs. .1. K. Smith on Short
Court. The hours were spent witli
music and in a social manner. A
dainty luncheon was served late
in the afternoon.
A prettily appointed luncheon
was that which occured Wednes
day afternoon when Mrs. William
Saxton entertained a few friends
informally at her home on Baldwin
avenue. The afternoon hours were
devoted to whist by the 16 guests
who were present for the occasion.
The Fassett home on South Coeur
d'Alene street was the scene of
one of the most, charming affnirs
of the week Thursday afternoon,
when Mrs. C. M. Fassett and Miss
Kate Fassett were hostesses at an
afternoon tea given In honor of
Mrs. Newton Fassett.
The appointments of the affair
were carried out in a color note of
yellow. The hostesses were as
sisted in pouring tea by Mrs. Vic
tor Piolett, Miss Ida Spear, Miss
Loretta Huzzy and Miss Clara
Hughes. Thirty guests were
Mrs. Charles B. Merriam was
hostess at one of the pretty af
fairs of Wednesday afternoon,
when she entertained at a violet
luncheon at her apartments in the
A bunch of violets as a center
piece on the tables and lavender
ribbon streamers produced a
charming color note of lavender,
The place cards were hand paint
ed favors In the same blossoms.
Following the luncheon the
guests were entertained at five
A pretty informal affair occurred
last evening when Mrs. D. A. Stew
art entertained the members of the
Browne's Addition Whist club. A
dainty luncheon was served during
the evening and the hours were
spent at whist. About 26 members
A charming affair of tin 1 week
was that which occurred yesterday
afternoon when Mrs. ,1. it. Fisken
entertained at a bridge luncheon in
compliment of her sister, Mrs.
Fisken of Seattle. Mrs. Fisken will
remain in the city for some time
Miss Clan WhltSOn entertained
the Dix Sorority girls Thursday
afternoon Informally at her home
on Tenth avenue. Following the
short business session the girls en
joyed a social chat. Twelve
guests were present.
Miss Basel Neely was hostess at
a pretty informal affair last even
ing at the Neely homo on First
avenue. About 24 gnosis were pres
ent and spent the hours at cards.
Changed at a Sitting
"When a man begins to as
sert that spiritualism Is all
right," said the fat man.
"His Ideas are trance form
ed." concluded the thin fellow.
Receptions and Dances
Other Social Features
were: Mayme Jordan. Alma Mar
shall, I.ucile Palmer, Ruth Win
tors. Para Dalton, Floy De Page,
Stella Hutler. Pearl Palmer,
Agatha Heiber, Datey Major, Zadie
Smith, Agnes Taxelios, Mildred
Rice, Florence Dixson, Lillian Mlrn
tin, Plazel Lonherger, Edith Clay,
Martha Decker, Agnes McEachran,
Josephine Asheim, Alice Sheehan,
Florence Gleason, Mabel Plahte,
Emma Young, Mildred Moore,
Pearl Henen, Mauide Wiley,
Georgie Newmyo;, Juliette. Shro
\ridge, Rebena White, Paul Struck,
C. H. Hangs, Henry Jaeobv, Hyron
Hroh, J. W. Bell,' Stoddard King,
James Minnard. Hert Palmer, Mor
ton Royce, George Erwin, James
Robinson, Ralph Dalton, Alvin
House, Hen Fotheringham, Earl
Carlton, Mack Smith, William
Evans, Earl 11. Wallace, Inland Ar
gall, Cecil Karberg. R. J. MeWil
liams, Ray Arnold, A. I„ Waugn,
'.ester H. O'Neill, Gilbert. 11. Ad
ams, Paul Cox, Clatldo House,
Thomas Golden, Howard Peterson,
John Kindle, Sheridan drier, Jack
Baldwin, Francis Moore and Wal
Play at Oberammergau." Miss
Schelling was fortunate enough to
witness the great religious drama
twice, in the year 1890 and In 1900.
The play is only given every 10
years and a number of Spokane
people are planning to witness the
performance, which takes .place
Miss Schelling will toll of tho
play exactly as she saw it, and
the lecture will undoubtedly be one
of the most interesting given be
fore the club this season.
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