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He Discusses the Indepandent
Youn.? Woman Who Has
Many Tears of Disappoint
ment Precede Literary
The Heartburn and Disillu
sionment of Returned
Something 1 on the Ever-Pop
ular Subject of Fash
New York, .lan. 12.— 1n every family
there is one who wants to leave the nest
of the parent bird earlier than the real
ami explore the world for himself.
Tins is the case quite os much among
girls as among boys, particularly now
when "independence" is theory among
so many women.
In every family of ordinary numbers,
of ordinary ideas and attainments,
there is seldom more than one who is
destined to make a mark in the world.
The struggles of this one, whose talent
is so often mistaken for caprice, whose
bursts of brilliancy are mistaken for
wilful wanton moods, whose ambition
is mistaken for discontent, are often
very hard and very lengthy. There is
hardly a literary or artistic suc
cess which has not been earned
by years of "kicking," and many
tears of disappointment. In the
first place, the lledselin^ must
really fly. Fly once and iii public, and
the puliiic— thnt great, cruel,unaccount
able public that decides the position of
all talent— will recognize it or ignore it.
The literary aspirant generally errs by
appointing herself her own judge and
her own public. She has an idea— and
mind you it is a rare thing to have an
idea, although there is so much talk
about them— if you sift off the line
words and quotations and the person
alities, there is seldom a good, healthy
Well, to return to our muttons, we
will suppose that the ardent literary
aspirant has an idea. While she is pos
sessed of this idea, she forgets her new
gown. and doesn't even wonder how the
bill will be paid, and she forgets that
the person whom she thought she loved
lias shown some very disappointing
qualities, and she is not worried by cer
tain pessimistic views which she has
developed concerning the future— in
fact, everything is obliterated by the
ide-. " •
And as she cherishes the idea, it
grows. Grows bigger and bigger. It is
the child of her brain and she clothes it.
as lumbers clothe their babies in all
the prettiest clothing they can find.
Fine words, unusual words, musical
phrases, crisp descriptions, these are to
her idea what lace and muslin and rib
bon are to the baby. Of course, by
the time the child of the brain
is dressed it looks very much better
than it aid when it was first born. It
wns a poor, naked, meager little thing
then, and the author of its being felt
some doubts as to whether or not she
should own it. She has no-doubts at ail
now; it is, she thinks— as all authors of
our being think— a better looking child
than other people's, and she persuades
herself that it has a very strong indi
viduality of its own. Even if it has, siie
is not the judge.
It is impossible for her to be her own
public. As she reads her own creation
over and over again she likes it better
and better. When she lirst reads it
through, after being separated from it
for some time, she is k little bit doubt
ful as to its merits, but each reading en
dears it to her. At last she declares to
herself that it is very good, and without
a word of advice from anyone, without;
a fear for its reception, she sends it off.
And sometimes it conies back! Sim
ple words Ihose.but Oh! how much they
mean. Oh, the heartburn, the disillu
sionment, the disappointment contained
111 that returned manuscript. No pack
age of returned love letters ever caused
quite such a dreadful combination of
1 eel ings.
Our first sketch shows a gown of
tnwnj -( olored vicuna. with yokcplece of
brocade— a mixture of silver-gray and
yellow and bordering of silver-gray
i'ox. There is a mother-o'-pearl buckle
both at the back and front.
The next sketch is a gown of brown
St. Hubert serge, trimmed uniquely
With Isabella cub bear. The skirt is
made in the new style, and the whole
cost nine i-. lined and interlined so as to
be suitable for outdoor wear without a
Ufdfern, who 1 suppose is let into all
feminine secrets in the matter of dress,
tells me that he is glad to say that tue
Empire style, although introduced by
many of too leading houses, is no , a
success. It's only advocates are ladies
whose anatomies will not bear the seye
erer test of a tight-fitting gown. It is a
convenient style for the "high kicker"
who dupes the public into thinking
that her length ot limb is ttie apex of
well-trained agility. It is quaint on the
freshest of bucs, but lor those who
really move the world of fashion there
is style which, although not so artistic,
is more calculated to show oil their
The Toreador bodice over a full, rich
silk or velvet round, generally made as
a blouse, still holds its place. These
have handsome braiding on them, silk
facings and Jehu buttons.
The newest bodice which 1 have seen
at Kedfern's was formed of narrow pull
ings'of velvet, with steel or jet trim
mings running up to the throat from
the waist, between each puff. Many of
the skirts are decorated with steel or jet
up every seam.
Then the slender wak t and balloon
sleeves are the ladies' lot just at pres
ent, with the hateful crinoline looming
in the distance.
Le Baron de Ukemoxt.
COUNT UK Iji'ibSKPS.
How and Where He Met and Won
The following story of a man whom
all the world admired not so long ago,
and whose rather romantic marriage we
all still remember, is rather sad in the
light of the revelations of the last few
weeks. The girl who se.-nied to love the
intrepid old Frenchman so deeply at
that time has helped to crown him with
shame in his old days.
Count de Lesseps is about eighty-nine
year.-, old: his wile was twenty-one when
lie married her in 1869. His activity has
been prodigious, lie worked, attended
to the duties ot his high station, went
into society, took ins wile almost nightly
to balls and resumed his busy life at
daybreak. Every year he would go
to* Egypt with his whole family,
and it can easily be imagined \vTiat it
must have been to travel with a family
of eleven children, sixteen servants and
a courier. Mine, de Lesseps is of Creole
origin. Her beauty bears the type of
that race— the magnificent black eyes,
soft as black velvet, almost prevent
you from seeing with impartiality any
other feature ot i. . . ..•••.
Her liinire, wiiien i. now 100 stout.
was as beautiful as a -lat m- .-lie is the
daughter ot M. de Bragais, mi was a
judge at the Island of Mauriiiiia. The
following anecdote, relative to her mar
riage with M. de Le.-i.seps, is known to
their friends alone: On his return
from Palestine, M. de Bragurs had
brought back with him some
roses of Jericho for some ladies
of his acquaintance. M. de Lesseps,
who was one of the habitues of the
house, was present when the legend
about these flowers was related: "Any
one possessing these, dried roses can, by
putting them in water and making a
wish, know whether it is to be fulfilled
or not. If, on the next day, the faded
flowers shall have bloomed again, he is
sure :>f the accomplishment of his de
'•And you, madamoiselle." said M.
de Lesseps, turning to M. de Bragars'
young daughter, "are you, too, going to
try the experiment?"
"It is useless, monsieur," the girl re
plied, with sadness and emotion. "The
roses would not bloom again for me!"
''Because my dearest wish cannot be
There was so much confusion and
evident feeling in this reply that M. de
Lesscps was struck, and set to thinking.
"Try, at least, mademoiselle," he
said, taking her hand, which she let
linger in his. The young girl put the
legend of the rose to the test. The fol
lowing day they had resumed their fresh
color, and shortly afterward Mile, de
Bragars became the Comtesse de Les
A Lesson for Next Christmas.
"Wimtnin is curus cheocher.-?,"
quoted a young husband confidently to
his bachelor chum one day since Christ
mas. "My woman worked her pretty
little lingers almost off over my Christ
mas present, and what do you think it
was? A box for my shirts, or for half a
dozen of the best of them. It is a pretty
big box -lias to be, you know— and it's
lined with silk and the outside is cov
ered with more silk that is embroidered
.vith my initials, and inside there's one
of those perfumed things -sachets, you
know— which women delight in, and
the whole thing is a perfect white
elephant on my hands. It's too high
for the. chiffonier drawer and it's
awfully in the way on top, and 1 don't
know win.- re to put it. Odd, now, isn't
it, that a woman wouldn't know how
perfectly useless such a thing would
Now that the cold weather is here,
and colds, sore throats and all the other
attendant evils of .our variable climate
are with us, mothers should see that;
their children accustom themselves to
the use of cold water on the throat and
chest. A vigorous washing and scrub
bing with cold water ev<yy morning,
followed by friction with a course towel,
will do much to prevent throat trouble
later on. A child should also l>.' taught
to gargle the throat with cold water
every time it brushes its teeth.
* *■ *
The list of people whom she felt
obliged to present with a Christmas of
fering being exceedingly long, while
her time and strength was limited, she
solved the question in a novel way.
With eighteen dollars and eighteen
quarters she purchased eighteen pairs
of scissors, with which she canceled
* * *
It is not often '.hat the weary house
keeder pursuing her way along the war-'
path in search of something new to get
is rewarded by finding a really good
dish. Smoked sardines come highly
recommended. Anchovy sandwiches
make a welcome addition to the lunch
eon menu. Mix with the anchovy paste
sold in little jars some butter, and
chopped parsley and spread it on the
bread, or take the little fish themselves,
clean them and with the other two in
gredients pass through a sieve so that
the bones will be removed.
• * *
So long as ices remain at the head of
dinner and supper desserts, just so long
will caterers rack their brains in trying
to serve them fancifully. They are now
given to us in imitation of a dish of wal
nuts, pineapple, ice serving for the
meats, and coffee cream representing
the shells. A plate of bon bons was
handed around at a recent supper, and
with it the customary silver tongs to
take out what seemed to be the creamed
walnuts. Imagine the surprise of the
guests when they discovered that the
white center was lemon ice and that the
meat were of coffee cream.
*• * *
Many women complain that the prin
cipal joy to be found in a silk peticoat—
that Is, the dainty continual frou-frou,
vanishes after the skirt has been
worn a few times. In order
to avoid this disaster, lady fair,
next time you go to purchase the ma
terial for another skirt ask tor silk hav
ing the "full rustle," and you'll find
what you are looking for. The silk used
for these garments comes in two grades,
the "lull rustle" and "half-rustle," the
manufacturer being bound to suit all
A (X)IOK CJIUOETIN'G,
I heard the postman riug the bell.
And hastened from above.
.1 saw him not. but knew full well
'Twos a letter from my love.
I grasped the dainty missive small,
And opened it in a trice—
"My ownest own— "Ah I Not at nil,
A" bill for August ice.
— Michael Joscrii Donnelly.
THE PAINT PAUL DAILY GLOBE: SUNDAY MOENTN"G. JANUARY I.V mi— SIXTEEN PAGE 3.
Some American-Born Women
Who Bear Foreign Titles
Th 9 Records Show That They
Honor Thair New
The Duchess of Manchester
Is a Great Favorite
Lady Randolph Churchtll Is
a Powar in British
In America, says the New York
World, it is popularly supposed that
when a daughter of the land of freedom
marries a titled husband, she forthwith
rests upon the glories gaineJ, and con
siders that she lias won everything.
The careers of the titled Americans in
England show that they have all been
quite as active after their marriages as
before, n t v i n tr new luster to old names
instead of being content to shine in the
light already attaching to them.
■ J ill 1/
DUCHESS OF MANCHESTER.
First among them is the Duchess of
Manchester, formerly Miss Consuelo
Yznasa. She married Lord Mandeville
in 1870 and soon became a social favor
ite. Her particular hobby has always
been music, anil whoever comes to her
with the claim of being a musician re
ceives a ready welcome. She is a special
favorite at the houses of the Prince and
Princess of Wales, and also with the
Gladstones. Site, with her two sisters,
Latly Lister K.iye and Miss Emily
Yznaga, accompanied by their
mother, sing old Cuban folk
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T.ADV KAXDOI.riI CHURCHILL.
son as that are much admired. Since the
death of the Duke of Manchester she
has divided her time between Taudera
goo castle and Kirn hoi ton. She lias
three children, the present duke, a lad
of fifteen, and twin daughters, the
Ladies Mary and Alice Montague.
Lady Randolph Churchill has made
herself famous as a political factor.
She was Miss Jerome, an American
heiress of great beauty, and eighteen
years ago she married Lord Randolph
Churchill. Up to that, time ho had
played no part in politics. That year
he 'entered the house of commons as
me in bar from Wo idstock, and has been
continually in the fore in all party
questions since. Lady Randolph is one
of the most zealous of tl.e Primrose
League, and in her support of her hus
band during one campaign made a
speech, a sentence ot which has become
a Primrose motto:
"To sustain to the utmost all that is
dear to England— religion, law, order
and the unity of the empire."
tiif. rrox. mks. witxiam carjngtox.
Loss prominent is Lady Waterlow,
wife of Sir Sidney Waterlow, and
daughter of William Hamilton, of Cali
fornia. She is a devoted worker among
children's charities, and is also re
nowned for her collection of rare em
broideries. She is described as uncom
monly attractive, with the beauty of the
undefined, "charm," as well as of con
tour and coloring.
The Hon. Mrs. William Carington
is the wife of Col. Carington, of Bur
field. Old Windsor. She was the daugh
ter ot Francis Warden, of New York,
and met her husband i;i Paris. She is
unostentatiously charitable, and is given
to entertaining. Her home at Burfield
is charming, with pray columns and
porticoes, trim terraces, gardens, a
quaint Dutch kitchen, through the open
doors of which may be scon interior
cabinets of Flemish copper and wrought
iron, napery beautifully embroidered,
and old oak shelves holding services of
deltt and gres de Flandre.
Mrs. Frank Evans, wife of the Liberal
member from Southampton, is as active
a worker for the Liberal cause as Luly
Randolph Churchill is for ihe Tory. She
lias fought niosi vigorously for her hus
band's success and hns won at, least one
battle for him while lie \v:;s absent. She
is also busy with charities and writes
charming little South African folk lore
tales. In addition to these claims to
note she possesses, in common with the
rest of the American women in Eng
land, a reputation of most graceful hos
Wolves in China.
London Daily News.
The plau.no of wolves in Shonsi, a
mountainous province of -North Central
China, is described as becoming more
.and more alarming.. A correspondent
in that part writes Hint in the village in
which lie is sojourning tljjey had heard
of eleven persons being, carried off by
these animals in seven days. Most of
the victims were children; the -rest
"young persons of sixteen, nineteen ami
twenty years : of age. '"They come,"
says the writer, "to our village here every
night just now. Men are bestirring
themselves, going out in large numbers
to hunt them, as • yet, however, unsuc
cessfully. Tonight we have, put pois
oned mutton in two places not far op,
hoping to rind at least one dead wolf to
morrow. They roam in open daylight,
.boldly entering villages and carrying
off helpless little ones. Three went in
company a few days ago into a native
village: one of the number entered a
hut and snatched a little child from its
father's arms. Pursuit in every case
lias been futile. It seems this is their
breeding time, hence their abnormal
NELL'S OLEVKR RUSE.
She Succeeded in Gaining Ar
thur's Sympathies, Though Un
der False Pretenses.
New York Times.
The devious ways of young women
are once more illustrated in a little tale
of a recent happening. A young wom
an from a neighboring city came to
spend a fortnight with a married friend
of this town. The hostess had planned
a small theater party of four for the
nijrht of her quest's arrival, and. as the
train was a little late, she hurried her
off to her own room at once to "fuss up"
while they visited.
"Dick's brother takes you," began
Dick's wife, "lie is awfully nice, and
Ido hope you will like each other. I'll
tell you everything he likes and doesn't
"You're just his style in appearance
—dark and petite— and your voice will
captivate him, for ho adores music: but,
Nell, seriously, there is one thing you
mustn't do .while you're here, and that
is. eat onions in any form."
At this Nell groaned and sank back
with an exclamation of horror. "I've
done that very thing tonight." she cried
theatrically : "1 dined on the train, you
know, ami the soup had onions in it; 1
ate some potato salad flavored with on
ions, and, worse than all. there were
some delicious mixed pickles as a relish,
which I ate much of by picking out the
tender, crisp little onions
Then both women looked very sol
'•it's dreadful, Nell," finally said Mrs.
Dick. "Arthur is a perfect crank on
the subject; says he thinks nobody
should go abroad nt all who will eat
onions at the risk of making himself
disagreeable to all with whom Tie comes
in contact. Oh, dear, 1 ought to have
lint Miss Nell had risen to the emer
gency. "Don't worry." she said, confi
dently; "1 see a way out. Let me have
a bit of parsley to chew, and I'll manage
A little later the four were seated in
the theater, Arthur and Nell on tin; best
of terms, and nobody but Dick's wife
noticing how constantly Nell kept her
handkerchief over her mouth.
Presently the young diplomat leaned
forward, asicing her hostess if she had a
vinaigrette with her. "No." was the
reply, and then everybody asked if she
"I'm not ill,'-' said Nell, demurely,
"but— l hate to speak of it— somebody
near me has been eating onions, and
their flavor is pocu.iarly disagreeable to
me. a ' I
Arthur swallowed the bait way up to
the float. "Let me change places with
your, Miss B— he said earnestly. I
"1 haven't noticed onions in my vicin
ity, and 1 shan't mind it as "you do,
though 1 understand and sympathize
with your dislike."
"It is atrocious that people have so
little regard for the actual rights of
other people. There should he" an or
dinance preventinK onion eaters from
coming to public places."
Nell prettily deprecated, but finally
reluctantly changed placvs. and, having
thus completely a 1 1 • L literally thrown
him nit' the scent, continued to increase j
the favorable impression she had cvi- !
"Oh. you clever girl," said Mrs. Dick
when at tin; end of the evening she went
in to say good night. "Arthur is com
pletely hoodwinked; lie told Dick down
stairs just now that you were delightful,
and he liked you better than ever when
he found you were with him on iho
onion Question." - ..
And Nell smiled wickedly, but said
her prayers and slept the sleep of the
just without a tinge of remorse.
A DOCTOR'S ADVICE.
The Value or Condiments in the
Digestion of Foods.
New York World.
Pepper, salt, vinegar, pipri'con, mus
tard and oil occupy a place at almost
every table. With these are a number
of compounded sauces, such as tobasco,
Worcestershire and others of pro
nounced pungency. While the purpose
which a condiment is supposed to serve
may be confined to the sense of taste,
he who first employed it had. back of a
simple, palatial gratification, an idea of
the comfort which was experienced in
the stomach after taking seasoned foods.
his comfort was an index of perfect di
gestion and nourishment and of epicur
ean satisfaction. Peppers and peppery
substances, salts, etc., were destined to
occupy a place in the history of
edible foods, a supplementary one,
it is true, yet not less im
portant than the position of executive
officer on a ship which has a captain in
command. The normal digestive fluids
furnish the means lor disposing of
foods taken Into the system, that is for
those which are of a character neces
sary for the actual nourishment of the
body. They do not, however, have
sufficient strength to use up superflu
ous matters in their ordinary flowing.
A condiment stimulates the secretions
of the glands and lends such an activity
to digestive powers that there is a re
markable contrast between a condi
mental and a natural meal. Peppers
arc not to be recommended to any threat
extent, neither is common salt alone to
be advised. A proper mixture of salt,
pepper and celery powder makes a very
good seasoning with sufficient pungency
to secure what is desired in the way of
Pepper is simply a general stimulant
for the digestive tract. It braces the
stomach, gives a sense of warmth and
causes a flow of the digestive fluid of
the stomach. Mustard has a somewhat
similar action, while salt and vinegar
serve i he double purpose of supplying
the needs so far as saline matters are
concerned and rendering oleaginous
matters tit for speedy absorption.
Tobasco, Worcestershire, piprikon
and other sauuees have many merits,
especially when one partakes of fish or
salads. A dressing is absolutely necess
ary for a boiled or baked fish, and no
salad outside of the water-cress or cel
ery is fit t<> bo taken into the stomach
without the stimulus to digestion which
the dressing furnishes. \ •
Do not be afraid of condiments; they
will not do you any sreat harm. If yen
should, however, have an irritable liver
or too active kidneys, avoid red peppers
llign cry the storm-birds in flight, over the
Loud roar the breakers in white, beating the
Yet my little smiles in slumber.
And my little one dreams of me.
Dash all my high ambitious, glory of life for
Blast all labor's fruition, hew down the fruit
ful tree— .
Yet leave me my little one's kissee.
And my little one's faith In me.
Fight on. strong to the finish, facing Fate's
Live, strive, only to perish under Life's
So that my little one sleeps in peace
Ami abides to tlie en-1 with me.
— jlurie Frances Upton.
LESSON IN FAINTING.
An Expert Tells How to
Fall With Ease and
But However Graceful It
Hurts Just the
An Art to Be Acquired Only
At the Cost of
Once Acquired, However,
the Art Can Be Made
Improvements in fainting are in
tended especially for the weaker sex,
and as long as women will insist in
dropping themselves in horse cars, in
shops and every convenient corner drug
store, it is a duty they owe the rest of
the world to faint as picturesquely and
gracefully as possible.
The average faint, says a writer in the
New York Record, shows a woman in
anything but becoming attitudes.
Fainting is not a painful sensation at
all, and the most unpleasant portion of
tiie occurrence is the knowledge borne
in on the victim with forty-horse power
pressure thai she has not made exactly
a prize tableau of herself.
The woman who appreciates this and
has a real desire to look like a picture
the next time she has to succumb to the
inevitable, can take a few lessons in the
art of fainting and assume such grace
ful poses that instead of a bore it will
become a real pleasure to fall on the
floor and make an unconscious picture.
Sibyl Jolinstone's falls in "The: Henri
etta" are considered to represent the
highest art in stage faints.
A hisrh priestess of the art of fainting
said: "Of course, you know, when a
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"I Relaxed on the Rug."
person is nn conscious she can't be sure
sin* is graceful, but any woman who
trains her hotly to certain directions
will find it assumes these when she has
no control herself over Iho muscles."
Suppose a pretty girl, although, by
the way, it is not half as apt to bo the
pretty girl as the fairly presentable one
who faints: but suppose a woman be
eins to feel as if she was likely to faint, ,
and wanted to do so with grace, what
could she do?
"it would depend, of course," said the
priestess, "on what position she was in
then; whether .sitting', merely standing
still or walking. Naturally she would
fall. If she was sitting in an armchair
it would take a very demonstrative faint
to make her fall on the floor. If she was
RATHER A STIFF OXR.
leanins forward, she might contrive to
pitch forward. It would be natural for
her to throw herself back into the chair.
lv a fall, the body fails in the same
direction the feet take. We teach woman
to break the line at the hips and throw
the torso in the opposite direction, like
this. Stand up, relax the body this
side, relax the arms and head. There,
that's it. Now do it airain and fall."
I obeyed and fell. "Now you're fairly
graceful. That's uretiy good. That's
the exercise we give women first. Oh,
yes, 1 have taught a number of women
to faint, and some of them were pretty
society girls. Try this now. I didn't
finish the chair faint. Relax the body
diagonally. Let your arm fall over the
arm of the chair and hang limply. Now
your head will fall forward. A few
people stick out their feet and throw
their head straight back, but that is
shocking. Never do that."
"But, madame, I always drop when
crossing a room or walking."
"Well, just relax the body, knees
Of course knees go first, and when the
knees double up no person but a freak
could help falling. Before 1 was aware
of it 1 was in a heap at inadame's feet.
TO PREVENT A TUMBLE.
"Oh, bo careful. You will break your
arm. That's the worst thing to guard
aeainst. You must double it up under
your side. Now. do it again."
1 carefully picked out a fine rus: and
relaxed on that. In learning to faint it
hurts just as much to fall as it does in
the real act. Applications of arnica,
Pond's Extract and bandages are in or
der after fainting lessons.
Madame was better pleased. "Only
don't hold your boots that way. You
look like a weather vane pointing to the
wind. Don't hold your ankles stiff.
Now, once more," and the third thud
brought out an exclamation of pleasure.
"That is p fine sta^'c faint. I could
teach you to faint gracefully in half a
dozen lessons," in six lessons any one
could acquire a liberal decoration of
black aiidbltir* spots
"If you don't want to fall, do this
way, and the nrobability is you can man
age to escape the thud till assistance is
given." The high priestess planted her
feet a foot apart, "Don't turn out your
toes. Hold your feet straight. Just
this way. It is a very clever way to
prevent a tumble, liut it needs prac
"lJut you must try the chair-fall."
Visions of the acrobatic chair and back
ward somersault faint, so famous sev
eral years airo, rose up. Hut it wasn't
that at all. Ii was one of the most com
mon of faints- an everyday tumble— but
the details were difficult. Sitting in
a straight-backed chair, I waited for
! the signal. Madame occupied it similar
chair. We talked a few moments, and I
actually commenced to feel the first
symptoms oi a bona fide faint. When
madanie began to sway, 1 swayed too.
Madame fell, and 1 plunged after,
headforemost onto the rug. It wasn't a
success. Madame was wondering how
1 could be so clumsy. I was a tangle of
skirts, draperies, fur rug and arms. I
crawled out of it and took a view of her
pose. She was stretched out in a re
lined kind of way that was much like
an illustration from "Etiquette in the
"Now, do better this time. Throw
the body in the opposite direction from
your feet, and don't double up like a
knife. Now!" liut it was no better.
Five trials didn't make any improve
ment. It would take a mouth to learn
that. Fainting aud falling from a chair
isn't my forte.
One hour would be all most women
could stand of such instruction. To
keep right alonir fainting for sixty min
utes is not even funny.
For the sake of women who really
need the information and may possibly
urofit by it inaduino urged perseve
"But what can a woman do in a horse
ear': 1 Of course she don't want to use
the shoulder ot a strange individual for
"Then she had better try to get out
into the air before slu> is too far gone.
Of course she can try to fall forward if
stie really feels that modesty forbids a
stranger's shoulder, but that's the hard
est to manage, after all.
"Now, I'll show you one of the pret
tiest faints possible, and one that is very
easy. It can begin with an Ella Wheel
er Wilcox attitude."'
"Never saw that."
"This is it. Mrs. Wileox's favorite
seat is a plain divan. Sit on tho edge
of it sideways, facing the end as it you
were in the saddle. That's her pet "po
sition. It makes a very lino start for
this sofa taint. Now you commence to
feel dizzy. Your senses are reeling."
Till: SOFA FAINT.
She must have been thinking of the
night after the football game.
"Kelax the body. Let it fall across
the sofa, just catching the sofa pillow
corner. Now let your arms hang limp,
feet the same. Ah, that's a beautiful
faint. Any woman who can do that
v\ ell need never fear that she isn't a
"Do styles change In fainting?"
"Of course. Formerly an actress used
to fall on her nose or right enr with
force calculated to drive the remainder
of her lines out of her head. Now she
fades away gradually into unconscious
ness like the spirits in a seance. Did
you know that the Delsarte system has
brought the science of fainting to such
perfection that tho real article can be
counterfeited so closely as to defy de
tection? When the principles of Del
sarte thoroughly control the individual
even the blood will leaw: the face, and
the cheek and lips aud ears, even, will
blanch. But fainting gracefully isn't the
only thing women try to learn. Then:
are some society women who have act
ually taken lessons on how to kneel
eracefully in church and hold the head
in a devout attitude."
But surely the fainting lesson is sen
sible, and no one could blame a woman
for wanting to understand it as an art.
President Jordan's Dog Waited
for Its Mnstor's Arrival.
St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
"An instance of animal affection came
to my notice two years ago,"' said
Aquilla Fleischman, instructor of
physics in the University of Kansas'
who stopped for a day at the St. James.
"It was on the occasion of President
Jordan's leaving the state university of
Indiana, where I was thru a student.
President Jordan resigned the
presidency of Indiana university
to assume that of the Le
land Stanford Jr. university at
Pasadena, Cal. While president of the
Indiana university, Dr. Jordan secured
a tine Bernard pup and took good care
to raise it properly. The doe soou be
came proficient in many ways under the
tutelage of Dr. Jordan, and seemed
fairly to worship its master. Nightly the
dog could be seen in the Bloominzton
postoffice waiting its turn when the mail
for the president would be handed ont,
inclosed in a leathern pouch. With this
pouch the dog would tiot away toward
the residence of the president, and woe
to anyone who attempted to bar its
"Dr. Jordan on leaving presented the
dog to Professor Hoffman, of the col
lege. At first the dog was disinclined
to part with his master and upon meet
ing Dr. Jordfn in the street would turn
away from Prof. Hoffman and follow
after. Betns driven away once or twice,
however, it made no furrher attempts at
following him. On the occasion of the
doctor's departure Prof. Hoffman, along
with the other members of tho faculty,
went to the depot. The dog journeyed
with him. It was here that Dr. Jordan
stooped and patted the flog on the head
and then entered the cars. The dog
watched wistfully for the reappearance
of the good doctor, but in vain.
Shortly after this Prof. Hoffman noticed
that his dog was absent at a certain
period in the day. The operator at the
depot aiso noticed the daily visits of the
ao* to the station on the arrival and de
parture of the 2p. in. train. Being, in
formed as to whom the dog belonged iie
sent word, and Prof. Hoffmann next
day watched the strange sight. The
dog came, expecting the return of its
former master, and waited patiently for
the approach of t lie train. As the (rain
neared the depot it would prick up its
ears and observe the arrivals. It was
only when the train had passed out of
sight that the dog would depart. It was
really a touching scene, and shows the
depth of animal affection."
rj ' ACT T-.11C2i lU^O-IC
I OH A lEM STOBWOft,
1 25 osftsß a Box.
0? all DnysaiSTs.
"Make Hay While the Sun Shines"
Is a good motto, but "Sell your winter goods
before the snow melts" is also a wise policy.
Therefore, we make a sweeping reduction for
;'•'. • EXTRA
i . _ _
A small lot of Reefer Jackets, m I U1 *■
worth up to $6, to close at || gfJIJ
Another lot of Reefer Jackets, * \ «i ** \ l \
worth up to $20, to close at $ J y a y y
■ 50 Children's Cloaks, extra
heavy, large military capes, jf 1 (ft t\\*&
sizes 8, 10, 12, worth $6, "«| I I jl
to close at IJIIqIJU
Please remember that we have no old
"Passe" garments. We MAKE them SELL
before they become passe. We also don't
mark 75 per cent profit on them and then
give 40 or 50 per cent off. We give
GENUINE, HONEST reductions that we
know and the people know are below ALL
All our Child's White Angora I || « fln / 0
Sets, to close at. . . . y) QJ VJuillS
[ All Other Furs in Proportion,
I ' f% : -I?' /TITHI I 111 'O I
During the cold and dull days of January (in order
to "be kept ousy) we shall offer greater bargains than
ever out of our immense stock. At present we can
show you the
LARGEST AND MOST EXPENSIVE STOCK
=z\ SECOND-HAND \z=^Z
7 .7 7
Ever shown in the Northwest. We can sell you elegant j
Parlor Suits, Bedroom Suits, Odd Pieces, Hall Racks,
Sideboards, three Elegant Mantels, Extension Tables,
Fine Bookcases, Fancy Tables, Heating and Cooking
Stoves, Gas Ranges, Piano Lamps, Toilet Sets, Largo
Mirrors, Sofas, Lounges, etc.
THERE IS THE DRIVE.
We have received a consignment of 15 rolls of
LOWELL and BIGELOW Body Brussels Carpets, that
we will close out at
85 Cents a Yard.
(Think of this.) All the latest shades and patterns. If
you need goods, and want goods, by all means look '
through our establishment before buying.
L Fomiiyrs Dealers and Acciiooeers,
186, 188 and 190 East. Sivth St