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KINDLY WOMAN WHO HAD A
HEART FOR THE MOTHERLESS
St. Paul Woman Who Has Returned
From Europe Thinks We Might
Learn Some Lessons From Older
Countries—How She Was Treated
Here and Abroad.
The story of the woman who adopted
twenty-five children and brought them
up to be i good citizens g and then re
gretted that she was ? too old to take,
more, has a very large moral to it.
There is more of Christian charity in
taking children out. of orphan asylums
than there is in putting them in, a -
though there-are occasions when it is
a great mercy to the little ones to send
them to some institutions of that" kind.
But what a different world this would
be if all childless parents, who are able
to would give homes to the homeless
ones. Perhaps before long we would
be able to get along without asylums
and "homes." What a blessed time that
would be, for oh, the world of differ
■ ence there is between home and. a
home! Do you remember that story of
Hopkinson Smith's about the -two old
divers who had been lifelong friends?
One—Tom—had eleven children, and
John had only two. Finally John ■ lost
his life, and his friend,: Tom, took his
wife and two children home and. cared
for them as his own. When some one
spoke to Tom about it and said what
a noble thing it was for him ;to . do,
Tom failed) to see anything remark
able about it, and, replying, said that
it was fortunate for poor John that it
was not he who had lost his life, for he
had eleven children for John to take
care of. It never occurred to him that
there was anything unusual about this
A St. Paul woman who has Just re
turned from a year in Europe was
talking to Marie recently about some of
the contrasts between the old and new
countries, - and, strange to [ say, though
she is a patriotic American, she -did
not seem to think that the continental
countries had everything to. learn from
us and we nothing, from them. ; On the
contrary, she I drew some comparisons
between the courtesy of the people over
there and that of similar classes here,
that- were not in our favor. She spoke
particularly of the treatment of cus
tomers in the shops. In Paris, she
. said, the women who waited . upon her
were so very courteous and helpful
that it was a delight to buy. On the
contrary, she remarked, the way- she
was treated in ' a St. Paul store the
other day was a sharp contrast. ' She
said she went into the ready-made de
partment of a certain store here and
it was some time before any of • the
young women even rose to their feet to
—■wait upon her. Then she found some
thing she wanted to try on, she put it
on entirely without asistance, while
the young woman sat in - a chair and
waited until she had struggled with
the hooks. She thought of Paris and
sighed. Now, this is all wrong; and
there is too much truth in what she
Another thing of which she spoke
was of the electric car service in Turin,
Italy, which is so perfect that we might
take some: lessons from it. -Fancy our
condescending to learn anything from
Italy, which we are " pleased j to call
effete and decaying. And yet this St.
Paul woman says we can learn a great
deal from Italy and much that we sore
ly need. It is surely difficult for us to
realize that we don't know it all. How
ever, this country is good enough for
most of us.
M4INLY ABOUT - PEOPLE
I Mrs. S. C. Harris, of Laurel avenue,
returned home Sunday after a two
weeks' visit with her son in Chicago,
and with relatives in La Porte, Ind.,
and Milwaukee. ".
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■» ■; Miss Murphy, of Grand avenue, will
go to St. Cloud next week to visit her
sister, Mrs. Gale. ; r; ;; '
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Mrs. C. Kinney, of North street, has
gone to Nebraska for two weeks.
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; Mrs. S. M. Haye3 , and her 3 mother,
Mrs. Brisbine, of Nina avenue, gave a
tea yesterday afternoon in | honor =of
Mrs. and Miss - Farrington, who leave
soon for New York. Mrs. John Adams,
Mrs. W. S. Wood, Mrs. McMasters, the
Misses McMasters and Miss Brisbine,
of Minneapolis, assisted the hostess,
, and: the guests' were largely old set
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Miss Anna Baker and her brother,
W. W. Baker, of St. Peter street, have
gone to Spokane and Seattle for a
month. -i;- - -
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• Mrs. Rehse will give a card party
this afternoon at* Mahtomedi in honor
of Mrs. Jenks.
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Dr. and Mrs. W. E. Dadmun, of Lin
coln avenue, have returned from Chi
cago. - ;•■ '-*■""'- -:'-.'.
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s. Mr. Jules Denegre, of Sixth _ street,
is visiting in New York.
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Mrs. John Huinbird, of Dayton ave
nue, is entertaining Mrs. Herzeler, of
Pittsburg. : •, ::
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, Mr. C. W. Zorn, of Iglehart street, is
entertaining her brother, Horace Zorn,
of Burlington. ,-,.
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Miss Kerwin, of Central park, has
returned from Buffalo.
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Mrs. Beals, of Western avenue, has
gone to Wisconsin for a week.
Young Woman Christians Have Ride.
WILLIAMS BAY, Wis., Aug. 18. —
la the watchword for health and Vigor, com.
fort and beauty. Mankind is learning not
only the necessity but the luxury of dean,
liness. SAPOLIO, which hat wrought
such changes in the home, innouaces b«r
FOR TOILET AND BATH
A special soap which energizes the whole
body, starts the circulation and leaves an
•xhilarating glow, Aliproctn andJruggutt,
The feature of the day at Y. W. C. A.
convention camp today was the boat
trip around the lake, followed b-y ves
per services at 5 o'clock. This morning
the usual programme was carried out,
comprising the student conference, Bi
ble classes and missionary conference.
The evening address was given by Dr.
H. A. Johnson, of New York city.
Marie interviewed the head woman
of a department in a big store the oth
er day and asked if women were very
trying when they shop.
"Well, some of them are, and others
are charming and make their shopping
trips a pleasure to those who wait on
them," said she. "It all depends on the
wcman. We can tell all about the shop
per the moment she opens her mouth.
Talk about knowing human nature!
Well, we fnd out more about it in a
day than the rest of you do in a year.
There's the fussy worr\an. who doesn't
know what she wants and changes her~
mind every second and asks you to
help her choose; then when' you do
help her, she'll be sure to come back the
next day and say: 'N.ow, what did you
make me take that for?* Then if you
don't feel like saying things! But you
can't, because sometimes the fussy
woman has a large account with us
and her husband pays her bills prompt
ly. But she's a trial.
"Then there's the cross woman, who
gets in a perfect rage when she can't
match a bit of silk exactly, and talks
loudly about the shortcomings of this
particular store, and how easy it would
be to get it over at Brown's; and in
stead of telling her to go over to
Brown's and go quickly, you can't and
so it goes. To answer back is a luxury
forbidden to the saleswoman, though I
know of a case where a girl who had
stood more than human nature is ex
pected to, gave a customer a good piece
of her mind and considered losing her
place none too large a price to pay for
the pleasure it gave her. But fortu
nately these exasperating people are
"Then there's the charming, tactful
woman—blesed being! She will never
know until she gets to heaven how
much good she has done. Why, I have
seen one of the girls who has had a
hartl, tiresome day, made to feel young
and fresh merely by selling something
to one of these wonderful women who
are altogether too rare. She thanks
/ou graciously, says she is sorry you
are tired and that she hates to add to
your burden, asks you what you think
of what she has bought, then tells
you what to do for your headache
when you get home. Then when she is
leaving she wil say something like
this: "Thank you so much for your
assistance. Your courtesy makes shop
ping a pleasure. And she leaves you
with the tired feeling all gone and
with a certainty that .there are a few
decent people left in this hard old
world. Oh, the tactful woman is the
woman for me!
"You simply can't be rude or horrid
to these women; they compel courtesy
by their own politeness and make ev
ery one's way smooth wherever they
"What the girls dread more than any
other kind are the f.ever, sarcastic
women who cut them up with somt
ironic remark and make them feel
helpless and hurt their feelings. Once
in a while you get that kind of a cus
tomer and she leaves you with a little
bitterness in your heart until you blush
for your sex, because sharpness does
not become a lady.
"Oh, yes, we know a lady when we
see one, although we r-»ay not always
be that ourselves. A 11. because a
woman is behind a counter, is "no rea
son that she is not a lady. Come in
again; sometimes we pick up a good
story in the course of a day's business.'
ITEMS FROM EVERYWHERE
As soon as the woman in the baggy
coat sat down and the man with the
panama hat seized the window seat in
the train everyone guessed they were a
mismated couple. It was a hot day,
and the woman bewailed her presence
in this part of the globe. The man's
retort sounded ominously like, '"Go
chase yourself." The woman fumed and
fidgeted and the man took a handker
chief from his pocket and draped the
cloth about his collar. "Don't do that!"
squeaked the wife. "Those handker
chiefs in your collar look so vulgar."
The husband didn't answer,, and the
more the wife looked at her husband' 3
bandaged neck the more furious she
grew she pleaded with him to put
away the handkerchief. She said she
was "embarrassed to death." But the
husband was obstinate. Then, with a
feline movement the wife seized the
handkerchief and tossed it through
the open window. She turned a tri
umphant smile upon the rest of the
passengers, who were laughing quiet
ly as the husband retreated to the
The old custom of having a bill of
fare in a private house has been
dropped. A few years ago wealthy
New Yorkers followed the European
custom, and at all pretentious dinners
bills of fare were drawn up, but not
distributed. The bill of fare was sub
mitted to the hostess, who would cross
out what she did not like and add*a
few hints. The bill of fare was usu
ally written neatly on a crested card,
but there was no excuse for this fash
ion. Now many women have discarded
the bill of fare as an affectation. Be
sides, many chefs objected to writing
out the bills of fare and then the xlay
of the housekeeper came and milady's
responsibility was passed completely
up to the upper servant.
A certain man and his wife who
Kved happily t6gether all the years
of their married life had only one
standing quarrel. This was over the
barn. He wanted- it moved to a street,
plastered, and rented for a house. She
opposed this all her life. She died. A
week after the funeral he began fixing
the barn over by digging a cellar un
der it and used the dirt from the cellar
to fill in the cemetery lot occupied by
his wife's grave. And that's the usual
way family fusses, end.
Aid. Honore Palmer, of Chicago,
and Grace Green way Brown, of Balti
more, will be married in St. George's
church, Hanover Sauare. tomorrow,
Aug. 20, at 12:30 p. m., according to
the form of the Church of England.
This church, the home of fashionable
weddings, will be handsomely deco
rated : according to the personal di
rections of Mr. Palmer and Miss
Brown, who were assisted in making
the arrangements by Mrs. Potter
Palmer just before the whole party
left for Paris, a week ago.
This morning Mr. and Mrs. Reginald
C. Vanderbilt took a party of their
young friends out to Sandy Point Farm,
where they were treated to a luncheon
of butter, milk and eggs from the farm.
Later Mr. Vanderbilt drove the party
to Newport on his four-in-hand to the
home of Willing Spencer, who enter
tained at luncheon in their honor.
The marriage took place last week
THE ST. PAUE, GLOBS, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19, 1903:
'tat t« TEETH uu>- BREATH
in the Church of St. Pierre de Chaillot,
Paris, of Charles Knight, an architect
of Philadelphia, and son of Ridgeway
Knight, the artist, and Alice Boucherie,
daughter of Baron Boucherie de Cuzieu.
The witnesses to the civil ceremony
were Henry Vignaud. first secretary of
the United States embassy, and Charles
Meissonier, the' son of the famous
, Mr. -and ■ Mrs. Alfred G. Vanderbilt
vary the gayeties of Newport by a few
days' sojourn now and then at their
Adirondack camp, and Mr. Vander
bilt's mother and sister, Miss Gladys
Vanderbilt, recently left 'The Break
ers" just at the beginning of the sea
son for a trip to the New England
coast. Later Mrs. Vanderbilt and her
daughter will go to the Adirondacks, j
where they will be the guests of Mr.
and Mrs. Frederick W. Vanderbilt.
C. Oliver Iselin has arranged for sev
eral carrier pigeons, which-will be used I
to carry bulletins from the tender Sun
beam on the result of the race between
Reliance and Shamrock 111. to Mrs
Iselin, as she will be unable to see any
of the contests. This is the first race
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This smart useful suit is of fine wooien papper and salt mixture, with
fine 'green thread running through. The front breadth, as" also the front of
•the Russian coat, shows flat stitched plaits; skirt clears the ground and is
laid in flat plaits at back, as is also the coat, spreading in. fan style. Double
collar and cuffs of dark green velvet, piped with black and white.
in several years in which Mrs. Iselin
has not been upon the American boat
during the contest.
The Governor-General of Canada and
Lady Minto have been visiting Mr. and
Mrs. Whitelaw Iteid this week at Camp
Wildair, on upper St. Regis lake. Lady
Aileen Elliott and Lady Ruby Elliott,
daughters of Lord and Lady Minto,
have been also guests of Mr. and Mra
Yellow seems to be the pet color of
Mrs. Stuyvesant Fish, and, to tell the
truth, this color is becoming immense
ly to her. She discovered that she
looked best in yellow about three years
ago, and since then she has been forc
ing it upon her friends. Mrs. Fish
chooses a corn-colorefl tint that is try
ing to most women. In Newport she
has shown an astonishing hat, the
crown of which is of pansies and yel
low violets. One of her most sumptu
ous evening gowns is embroidered with
yellow orchids, and she wears an after
noon dress of lemon-colored chiffon,
trimmed with harmonizing lace. Mrs.
Fish's other fad is sashes, and on sev
eral occasions she has worn schoolgirl
ribbons about her waist. They seem a
trifle unaffected, especially when the
effect is heightened with juvenile bows
on the shoulders.
But Mrs. Fish vows the does not care
a finger's snap about drses. "Please
accuse me of anything else on earth
but that," says the mistress of the
Crossways. It Is ludicrous to hear
how Mrs. Fish shops in Paris. She
scarcely looks at frills and furbelows
held before her gaze. After a fleeting
glance she will say: "Very nice; that
will do. Send it up." It may cost a
thousand francs, yet she never scruti
nizes. Her gowns when not conspicu
ous, always have a twist or turn that
her neighbor does not show. You may
tempt Mrs. Fish with a novelty, and
no matter whether the effect is pretty,
she will choose it because of its orig
inality. In days gone by Mrs. Fish
wore a velvet gown, the sleeves of
which were black velvet stripes ap
plied like a lattice. It was not becom
ing or harmonious, hut Mrs. Fish wore
the gown persistently. She took the
greatest pride in these weird sleeves.
That famous gold service of Mrs.
Ogden Goelet is doing brave service this
summer and the mistress of Ochre
Court ;is having™ state pinners a
week. She-.hasSe|Jout a heaping bas
ketful of invitation!) and Goelet ; muta- ;■
tions are snapped" up eagerly^. Mrs.
Goelet never gives "big things. She:
is a quiet hostlsk 1 Everything moves
like chain : lightning! yet nothing star
tles. Me"r'tabl^ appointments surpass
those of almost any hostess in New
:port, and best t>f all, is the gold fruit ■
: vase ? for the : cehter of the f table. . This ■
is ; a basket •of gold with ■ tiny vases : ex
tending on arms These vases contain
flowers. Mrs. Goelet had ..candlesticks
made >to j harmonize -with her : gold > cen
tral ornament, but, alas,. candelabra
"are out of fashion : and - the gold sticks
are packed % away.l3The ; raft ' of r brass
imitations swamped one .of the pret
tiest I dinner depoYation , schemes —that
of the subdued" light of the candle.
In Mrs. Edward Berwind's widely
discussed villa there are no incan
descent bulbs in her dining room, and
all magnificent homes have the same
arrangements. The roof of the dining
room at the Berwinds is colored glass
in a fascinating design. Above this
glass are the electric lights, and the
rays from them get through upon the
table below. In this way fhere is the
subdued light without tho unsightli
ness of electric bulbs. Mrs. Berwind
says when she wearies of the red and
yellow shades of her glass dining room
ceiling she will have another color
"Mr. Roslyn," the mythical being
whose name became known to the turf
when Mrs. Harry Payne Whitney and
Mrs. Herman B. Duryea emulated the
example of their husbands and started
a racing stable a year ago, has really
The noted young society matrons
have decided to give up striving for
racing honors. Mrs. Whitney left
Saratoga for Newport. From there
she expects to go to Westbury, Conn.,
for the remainder of the season. Before
leaving Saratoga she announced that
her racing partnership with Mrs. Dur
year had been dissolved.
The chief reason is said to be Mrs.
Duryea's long absence abroad. This
disappointed Mrs. Whitney, as it had
been planned to send the "Roslyn"
colors to the fore again.
One of the costumes worn by Miss
Drina de Wolfe, the actress, at the
Saratoga races which was much ad
mired was all of white, with the ex
ception of the hat, which was com
posed entirely of fluffy plissed pink
mull ruffles, edged with Valenciennes
lace, with a few soft pink bows on
the left side. The yoke of her three
quarter coat was bordered by a band
of white silk, cord trimming, from
which long knotted silk pendants hung
to the waist. Arabian lace formed the
upper part of the yoke and the trim
ming on the deep cuffs. Her waist was
of white mull and lace, with a skirt of
cream voile and stitched taffeta bands.
White gloves and shoes completed the
"Republics vs. Woman" (the Grafton
Press) has already received a hearty
reception at home and abroad. It has
been read in translation to the em
press dowager of China, and is at pres-^
ent being translated into several for-*
eign languages. The book deals with
the status of woman, political, civic
and legal, under the principal mon
archies and republics of Christendom,
contrasting the positions of the sex.
much to the advantage of the women
under the former mode of government.
Friends of Louisa Bellamy Culver
were informed recently of her death
in Denver from heart failure. She
was a well known artist and an exhib
itor at the National academy for many
years. She was a great grandniece of
Roger Sherman, who helped Jefferson
in drafting the Declaration of Inde
She was a great-granddaughter of
the Rev. Ezra Stiles, who waa presi-
dent of Tale college during the Revo
lution, and also a great-granddaughter
of the Rev. Joseph Bellamy, at whose
divinity school in Riohfield, Conn.,
Henry Ward Beecher's father and
Aaron Burr were educated for the
ministry. She was a member of the
Association of New England Women
and the Emma Willard society.
Mrs. Norman called by
Mrs^> AS LOT ; the - most^ beautiful iLwoman
in New York society, has undoubtedly
a charm which ' never lessens. %il She is
not | dependent jin the least upon > her
gowns, looking ; equally well [in the sim
plest \ costume and \ the I most elaborate
ball gown* l- Her J beauty is of a distinct
ly patrician* type, and consists ; largely
of ian I exquisite white | complexion, per
fect features f and ? a fascinating man
ner and expression..: ■'."■ ; ■-'■- / v ,;. ;
The way to win a woman Is the sub
ject of a thoughful article by Lavina
Hart in a recent number of the Cos
The following paragraph contains
good suggestions, which are quite as
pertinent to women as men.
"The man," says Miss Hart, "has in
deed a perverted sense of honor who
plays with the love of the woman he
would win. To the man of character
steadfastness implies avoiding of the
appearance of evil, as well as evil.
There are better means for testing a
woman's love than pricking it with
jealousy, even though that which ex
cites it is obviously unreal. A man's
attentions to women other than the
one he loves are aften unconsciously
given—at least, men say so—but sure
ly the man who is at such great pains
to win what he does not want, thereby
losing what he does want, lacks several
of the requisites of the winning of
"And the man who consciously car
ries on a flirtation as a means for
quickening the love of the woman he
wants, puts from him every chance of
really winning what is noble in her.
For the true woman sees only weak
ness in these maneuvers, and she is not
to be won by strategy or cheap meth
"A great love, a pure, progressive,
everlasting love —must rest upon faith
that is absolute and honor that is un
faltering. Only on that basis can it be
The ball given Monday night at her
villa, Beechwood, by Mrs. Astor was
not only the largest but probably will
prove to have been the most notable
event of the present season in New
port. It may be Mrs. Astor's one dis
tinctive entertainment of the season,
as she has given no indication as yet
that she will resume the series of
weekly dinners at her villa which for
so many years have been features of
Older Newporters are recalling that
it is nearly thirty-five years since Mrs.
Astor first came as a summer resident
to Newport and began the entertain
ments at Beechwood which have made
that villa's hospitality famous. During
the first decade of her summer life here
Mrs. Astor's sister-in-law, the late Mrs.
John Jacob Astor, was more prominent
in social life, but for some years pre
vious to and after the older Mrs. As
tor's death the present Mrs. Astor came
to the front as Newport's as well as
New York's social leader.
Boston's loveliest belle Is one of the
conspicuous young women in Newport
Miss Eleanora Sears, daughter of
Philip Sears, eventually may live in
New York, if the Manhattan men con
tinue to shpw such devoted attention.
Miss Sears is described by a Calumet
club man as "un-Boston," and certain
ly her appearance does not suggest the
blue-stocking. She is tall, majestic and
a flhe athlete. She has neutral color
ing, and this summer her coat of sun
burn is fne. Her arms to her elbgw
are copper-colored, and she glories in
her tan. To the Thames street shop
keepers she is known as "the unveiled
Miss Sears," because she is extremely
careless of her complexion. She will
sit for hours at Bailey's Beach with
out the protecting shade of an um
brella. Most Newport girls are careful
cf their complexions. Miss Anna Sands
goes to the extreme of wearing white
silk gloves at tennis. Even the most
happy-go-lucky ones use veils and par
At a Cinderella party a table of slip
pers is provided, says The Housekeeper,
and each man is asked to choose one of
these articles and find his partner by
the help of the transposed name at
tached to the footgear. The men are
then required to write the story of
Cinderella in ten minutes, their ver
sions of the tale being afterward read
by ttteir partners. A glass slipper is
awarded for the best story. The party
closes with a slipper hunt to find one's
fortune. The couple finding a dancing
slipper will lead a gay and happy life;
the leather one promises a life of hard
work; the rice slipper (covered with
glue and rolled in rice) indicates an
early marriage; the slipper decorated
with a horseshoe gives good luck; the
gold or silver one, riches, and the old'
carpet slipper, poverty.
One of the quietest of the Harrimans
is Mrs. Joseph Harriman, who is stay
ing- in Bellevue court, in Newport. She
does not entertain lavishly and owns
no town house. She is wearing some
remarkable gowns this summer. Espe
cially interesting is one for afternoons.
It is a creamy lace affair, suited to a
garden party. The frock proper is of
finest linen batiste, and half tbe skirt
is composed of antique lace. The bod
ice is.shrouded in a generous cape of
lace, with long ends that reach the
ground. Mrs. Harriman wears a white
straw hat, with a creamy plume, and
the general effect is excellent. She
showed this gown at a croquet party
at Harry Lehr's. When she sat on a
rustic bench, she showed how admir
ably the lace motif was sustained. Her
silk stockings had rich insertions of
point lace, a-nd even the dainty kid
slippers had coverings of lace.
And so the eventful cruise of the
North Star is at an end. The Cornelius
Vanderbilt yacht was berthed in Calais,
and last week Mrs. Vanderbilt, Mrs.
Edmund L. Baylies and Miss May Goe
let were seen in Paris. It was the most
famous private cruise within memory
and resembled the progress of a mon
arch. If Mrs. Vanderbilt repoices in
her success, she does not betray her
emotion. There is no danger she will
"lord it" over her friends, who have
met only embassy officials and private
citizens, while she has been hobnob
bing with the German emperor and a
brace of Russian grand dukes. She is
'a woman who goes in for great things
and whom petty backbiting does not
Beloved, in the still deeps of thine eyes
Absorb my soul, that I may know no
The pain of separation! I implore
Thy Self to take me in, and solemnize
My union with thee in some mystic wise,
I would no more be I, but would explore.
As thee, thy soul's dim temple, and
Therein, as thee, with secret sacrifice.
Oh. let me die to Self, and find rebirth
In some fair body as one soul with
There are no purposes in life for me.
But as thy complement; nor any worth
In all the fame and splendor of the earth—
Unless one perfect spirit we may be.
—Elsa Baker in August Smart Set
She Owed Her One.
Miss Passee —I should like to see a
young man try to kiss me.
Miss Young—You cruel thing!— August
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;- Miss Alice M. Smith, of Minneapolis,
Minn., tells how woman's monthly suffering
may be quickly and permanently relieved by
Lydia EL Pinkham's Vegetable Compound*
Dear Mr&vPinkham: — I have never before given my endorse
ment for any medicine; but Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com
pound has added so much to my life and happiness that I feel like
making an exception in this case. For two years every month I would
have two days or severe pain and could find no relief, but one day when
visiting a friend I run across Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com- .
pound,— she had used it with the best results and advised me to try it.
I found that it; worked wonders with me; I now experience no pain and
only had to use a few bottles to bring about this wonderful change. I
use it occasionally now when I am exceptionally tired or worn out."—
Miss Alice M. Smith, 804 Third Aye., South Minneapolis, Minn., Chair
man Executive Committee Minneapolis Study Club.
Beauty and strength in women vanish early in life because of
monthly pain or some menstrual irregularity. Many suffer silently
and see their best gifts fade away. Lydia E. Pinkham's Vege
table Compound helps women preserve roundness of form and
freshness of face because it makes their entire female organism
healthy. It carries women safely through the various natural
crises and is the safeguard of woman's health.
The truth about this great medicine is told in the letters from
women being published in this paper constantly.
Mrs. C. Kleinschrodt, Morrison, 111., says: —
' . - •:'•"•-■ &'r\2 . "Dear Mrs. Pinkham: — I have suffered ever
saflffllSfii!ffim\ since I was thirteen years of age with my menses.
vdssyiSil§ML .They were irregular and very prinful. I
• HBsW^^22||jk\ doctored a great deal but receive no benefit.- -
lUI Tl»w' U<^ end advised me to try Lydia E.
J9a\ '^■W& Pinkham's Vegetable Compound, which I
# JP3 ** W did, and after taking a few bottles of it, I found
liaHHL **?=>• f , "Menstruation is now regular and without
|s| i^v - A pain. lam enjoying better health than I have
*Wb£bSpT^^^^K or sometime."
*T /^MrnTTllll^^^>s How is it possible for us to make It plainer
/ I-I Hll ' I 10 that L/ dla E- Pinkham'B Vegetable Com
/ ' JIM I l\•}, pound will positively help all sick \vonien ?
I I / ■■.-'• All women are constituted alike, rich an.l poor,
J I'■■.•* high and low, — all suffer from the same organic
, troubles. Surely, no one can wish to remain weak
and sickly, discouraged with life and no hope for the future, when proof is so
unmistakable that Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound will cure
monthly Buffering — all womb and ovarian tro«bles, and all the ills peculiar
, to women. -
CXflflfl FORFEIT." W9 cannot forthwith produce the original letters and signatures ot
taOLJUIJ *boVtt testimonial!, which will prove their absolute genuineness. "Siacores oj
|T" V WV : " ***** £. I'luW>»ni Medicine Co., Lynn, Mm*.
"Now, I say it's a good thing. Here
you are with a population of nearly
4,000 people, two or three mills, good
(schools and so on; in fact, quite a little
city—and growling because we are try
ing to make you more citified. Why,
In about two or three months you'll
wonder how you ever get along with
out free delivery! It's a great thing,
I tell you."
"Young feller, how long hey you been
In this town? About a year, hey? And
you were born and brought up in a
large city, and know nothing about the
pleasures of country life. You've never
been in "the country more'n a day at a
time, so I calc'late you know durned
little about it. Now, I was born and
brought" up in this 'ere town, and all
my folks, for two or three generations
back, and I'll warrant you I'd rather
be where they are now than see that
old postofflce go!
"Twice a day for years and years
my old horse and I hey trotted down
there. When I was a boy, going to the
school 'round the corner, many's the
prank I played on old Postmaster Bean
and his wife Phebe, as good-natured a
couple as anyone would care to meet,
though I didn't think so then.
"Wasn't it our courting place, too?
And didn't I meet my Mirandy there?
She just come down for the summer—
didn't calc'late she'd spend the rest of
her life here."
The above conversation took place at
the town hall on town meeting day.
The town was in a thriving condition,
and several young men from neighbor
ing cities had come and established
themselves in business, meeting with
such success that they took entire pos
session of the town and its affairs, re
gardless of the country people who had
ruled the town for generations back.
And now,' when these same young
men started a petition for free deliv
ery, which would do away with the old
postofflce, they were suddenly made
aware that the country people, seem
ingly so easy, were pretty stubborn.
"And," continued Farmer Hadley,
"you won't get my name on your peti
tion, nor none of my relations, and T
tell you when you come to look up the
• genealogy of country people, you'll find
they're pretty much related, one way
or 'tother. Tell yer what, though, if
yer can get Postmaster Bean to shet
up shop, then yer can use my name."
"Ef I v/as ft woman, I'd set down
and cry—being a man, I'd like to swear,
but—there's Mirandy, she don't like it,
'cause when I start, I can't stop."
However, his feelings had to find ven,t
somehow. The old house dog, being
nearest him, received It. He got such
a kick that it sent him flying through
the door and almost broke his neck
when he landed. His pitiful yelps could
be heard all round towr., It seemed.
"For mercy' sake, Manuel Hadley,
■what's the matter?" cried his wife,
rushing out of the kitchen into the sit
ting-rocm. Ala't you completely
ashamed of yourself, abusing a poor old
critter like that?"
"Well, I guess ef you'd set your mind
on anything and got left, you'd do
something. Here, listen to this:
" 'Free delivery granted to town of
Norwich, through a petition siKned by
business men of the town, and headed
by Postmaster Bean.'
"There, there, Farmer Hadley, don't
get so riled ov<er it. It's nothing. You
know I'm just as fond of the office as
you are—but I'm getting old—in fact,
we're both getting old, and it's rather
hard oji an old man nearly seventy
years old to have to jump up and down
every minute. I'm not so spry as I was
when you used to go to school and play
your pranks on me. The boys now are
just as prankish as the boys were then,
and I get out of patience with them.
They will have to escort their girls
home from school now, if they want to
keep up their little walks. They'll find
a way to see each other, just rely on
that. By-and-by, Manuel, especially on
a cold, blustering winter day, when you
see the mailman plowing his way
through the blinding storm, you'll see
it in the right light, and say to your
self, it's a great idea."—Boston Post.
At drowsy dawn I left the Gate—so very
Whether that home be memory or dream
I hardly know.
The cloud-hung visions of the morn were
far more real then
Than now are thronging city streets and
cries of eager men.
The hours ere yet the sun was high were
But now how swift the shadows run, how.
rear the darkness is!
Ah, well! "Pis aye the happiest day cornea
swift to even-song;
With merrier comrades never yet did pil
grim pass along.
The paths that widest seem to part still
widening turn and meet;
Perchance they do but homeward lead
again our wandering feet.
Familiar faces vanish, but the voices vi
And nothing now seems far away, at the
ending of the hill.
To one warm hand alone 1 cling, as fast
the night grows late.
And crave that we may come at last to
gether to the gate.
—William Cranston Lawton.
A Pious Fraud.
Among the questions asked at a recent
teachers' examination In a neighboring
county was the following In arithmetic:
"If one horse can run a mile in one min
ute and fifty seconds, and another In two
minutes, how far would the fast horse
be ahead in a match race of two miles?"
One teacher returned the question with
this attached: "I will have nothing to do
with horan racing.'