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1VE a glance at new
suitings meant for
spring dresses, and
one feature Is plain
women are to be
mottled that Is,
mixtures prevail
and mottled effects
dominate the show
ing. A few of the
goods were made In
winter weight, and
were used chiefly in
Bhort-skirted suits.
There they were at
tractive, so they are
promising now.
Suits made from
these materials oft
en have such col
lar less jackets as were much worn last
year. Many other suits show eton effects,
but on the other hand If a longer coat is
desired It Is all right to have one to the
knees. The wide latitude of choice that
h.i3 prevailed all winter Is to be continued,
apparently. Canvas Is abundant among the
iprlng goods, and la a very attractive weave
for warm spring days because of Its light
weight. Wool hop sacking Is another goods
that will be very pretty In street dresses.
Most waists have a decided blouse effect,
lome of the blouslng being too pronounced
except for very slight women. Sleeves are
Etlll to be very full at the bottom, and
often are entirely of chiffon, even in heavy
wool dresses. Tbo top part of such a sleeve
Is of the tucked chiffon, the lower part
plain, very full and drooping over the hand
a little, though not quite so exaggerated in
this feature as sleeves were a few months
All winter long women have seen combi
nations of blues and greens that, by the
color standards of some seasons, would
have been considered as fairly shrieking at
each other. But these matlngs have been
so many that they are no longer thought
of except as expressions of new stylishness,
and now there la promise of their employ
ment in spring fashions. They will appear
chiefly with a new dull green, that Is a little
brighter than a sage and a bit darker than
apple. It Is seen In gowns and as trimming
on dark blue dresses, the combination being
very handsome. The dress sketched for to
day's initial was of this shade, In canvas
cloth, with light blue silk passementerie
83 trimming. This new green Is seen, too,
as trimming on brown dresses. A very
handsome example was seal brown trimmed
with green velvet in medallions, these criss
crossed with narrow white braid. You see,
It will not be overdoing It In spring to put
one trimming atop another, providing al
ways that it is done In a new way. Yet,
besides the profusely trimmed dresses, are
many stamped quite as plainly as up to
date by reasonable amounts of embellish
ment. Take the two afternoon dresses of
this first pictorial group. The first was
dark blue wool hop sacking trimmed with
bands of dull green fancy silk braid. The
other was light gray etaxmne and narrow
Llack velvet. Nor was the calling get-up
of this picture elaborate, compared with
prevailing styles. Its coat was black vel
,vet, and the gown was white broadcloth
dotted with "uncut" velvet. Despite its
Simple scheme this costume vras striking
because of its new black and white combi
nation, and, being somewhat showy, was
eminently suited to formal use.
Gowns for street wear and for house use
ar seen in accordeon plaiting. It hardly
need be said that none but a very slender
.woman should wear such, and even these
ehould be wary. In thin silks and crepes
this plaiting Is all right, but in wools It Is
trying and soon will look mussy and
crushed where It is held up. It Is pleasant
to note that the majority of gowns designed
exclusively f jr street wear are to be made
to clear the ground. This style naturally
follows a change from tight to full skirts,
but it usually is necessary to gt through a
season of dragging long full skirts round
Bi street cleaners, so it is a matter for re
joicing that the short skirt really is here.
Moreover it is to be rather dressy, trimmed
with braids and passementeries, and elab
orate hats are to be permitted with it, so
women have one source of comfort ahead
of them.
Even evening gowns are a bit shorter
than they were, but still have the train.
Evening dresses, however, are more clab-
, orate than ever, and new trimmings are
being fairly heaped on them. When a gown
i3 seen that seems simple in make-up it
almost always Is in very costly materials.
Really, women with moderate Incomes had
better go into retirement or give up trying
to be stylish in these days of extravagance.
Attire for the playhouse is hardly less cost
ly, being marked by showiness, richness
and complexity. Samples of it fill the third
of these pictures. Here are a wrap of bls-
'cuit broaJeioth, Milanese lace and mink
fur; at the left a gown of black lace net
, and heavy Jet beading over white silk, and
a llaht blue crepe de chine trimmed with
Venice lace in points and medallions. These
ar fine feathers, without concession for
economizers, except that the lace net gown
may be turned to account by wearing it
over foundations of different colors. Loose
coats of the general style pictured are free
ly trimmed. Cloth ones show ""a" of col
ored velvets let In all around the bottom of
the coat and down the fronts. A deal of
green is used in this way on black. Orien
tal colors and designs In braids, passemen
teries and Insertions are much favored, too,
for coat trimming.
Thin summer stuffs look handfomer and
generally are more attractive when they
first put in their appearance in midwinter
In the shops than when worn In warm sum
mer days, doubtless because they appear
when shoppers are tired of heavy stuff3
and furs that they have been living in for
the winter months. Now it does not seem
as if there could be much disappointment
in the present showing of spring and sum
mer materials and fashions. They consti
tute a profusion of daintiness, and one that
will be responsible for many a serious dim
inution of pin money. Temptation lurks in
quantities of hand-embroidered pattern
gowns In thin stuffs. These are In a va
riety of weaves, batistes and linens being
the more abundant. Linens vary from
coarse ones, designed exclusively for street
gowns, to the daintiest handkerchief linen,
and the embroidery on them Is of the finest.
Almost all these come in the pattern gowns,
and often there is enough of the stuff for
an extra evening waist, cut low and em
broidered to match the skirt. The cost of
the handsomer of these dresses is very
high, but the dressmaker's bill for making
ought not to be great, as there is very little
to be done to make the dresses ready. They
have only to be seamed up In the back and
hung on a waist band for the skirt, and for
the waist it is an easy matter to fit, as the
pattern is all embroidered on the material
and the lines for cutting out are marked
plainly. These gowns generally come in
one or two of the most common sizes, and
It is an easy matter to fit them.
One shudders to think of the laundry bills
for the summer and of the cleaner's
changes, for many very sheer gowns can-
not stand the tub, but must have skillful
cleaning. Even for wash g-owns It will
mean that only the most experienced laun
dresses can do the work, and milady is like
ly to say or think things when her bills
come in. The daintiness of underwear will
swell these charges, too, for some of It Is
so sheer as to require exquisite care and
much time in laundering.
For heavy wear in the summer season are
very pretty linen ducks, many of them
dotted or lined and with a fancy border
woven into the material to serve as trim
ming". This material is especially attrac
tive for shirtwaist suits and will be Just
the thing for rough wear. Black and white
reappears, and one -wonders if it will ever
go out of style. ' Certainly few combina
tions of summer goods look eo clean and
fresh. Silk batistes also are made up with
border on the edge for trimming, and these
are so dainty and sheer as to rival fine lin
ens. Grenadines seem almost like lace
work and make up exquisitely. Some new
shirtwaists go to extremes in providing for
the wearers a look of good shoulder width,
and now and then an appearance of un
sightly width Is given to the waist Itself.
These fashions are seen In colored linens,
for the most part, and probably will not
spread to thinner materials.
New designs for the shirtwaist suit of
the coming season are numerous. An at
tractive one for heavier materials, such as
linen of the coarser kinds and linen ducks,
show the waist plaited and not tloused
quite as much as those for the thin stuffs.
The accompanying skirt has a yoke at the
top that runs Into a box plait in the middle
of the front and back about four Inches
wide. Other fullness is In side plaits ap
pearing under the yoke at the sides. It is
commendable for making the figure look
trim. Anything wherein fullness is stitched
into place is much betttr for gowns of
heavy stuffs.
A great many neck arrangements of
dainty lace, elaborately trimmed with lace
frills, ruffles, ribbons and rosettes, are
shown with thin summer gowns. Like kin
dred arrangements in fur, they are rather
wide at the neck and lie on the shoulders
rather than fastening tight to the throat,
and also, like fur pieces, they have long
stole-shaped ends in front. They are ex
ceptionally dainty and add much to the
looks of a gowh, as well as increasing Its
cost appreciably. So far the models are in
white and cream laces, but there Is no
doubt but that, as the season advances,
they will be seen in colors.
New York, Jan. 23.
In Cities the Sunday Dinner Problem
Slay He Solved Girls and
Matrons In Society
"Why do young men hesitate to marry?
asks the St. Louis Mirror, and answers its
own questions after this fashion: Has the
marital relation lost Its charms? Un
doubtedly not. Has the desire to estab-
lish a home of his own and to perpetuate
his name by progeny, as well as to have
children to care for him in his old age,
ceased to exist In the young man of to
day? Not at all. He refrains from marry
ing mainly because he feels that under
existing conditions he cannot afford to
marry which logically means that It has
become more expensive to support a wife.
It" may be questioned whether the va
rious avenues of employment in commer
cial and other pursuits that have been
opened to women have resulted in a bene
fit to the sex from a matrimonial view
point. Before the advent of the type
writer, every respectable law office em
ployed at least three or four male copy
ists. They received fair salaries, and
they toook wives unto themselves.
To-day one girl, for less wages, has
taken the place of the four men who are
now out of employment or are earning
so much less that marriage is out of the
question. And this girl more frequently
than otherwise is not obliged by neces
sity to labor, and what she earns Is put
"on her back" In other words, is ex
pended for dress. In addition, she feels
independent and demands more of the
young man than she formerly did. In
every large store are to be found num
bers of glrl3 who could very well live at
home, but who prefer to work outside in
order that they may dress more finely.
It Is bad enoough when a girl is obliged
to labor among men for the actual sup
port of herself or a family; but when she
does so without necessity, and simply for
the sake of dress, she injures both sexes.
If she does not displace a man she places
an obstacle in the way of another girl who
actually needs the wage, and she aids in
lowering the never too large rate of com
pensation paid to all.
. So far as girls in employment displace
men, they decrease their chances of mar
riage; so far as they increase the love of
dress, they make the prudent young man
afraid of matrimony. The manager of
any large department store wUl tell you
that when these girls marry they make,
as a rule, a big "splurge" at the wedding
and it is not many months before the
majority return seeking employment.
They find themselves unable to gratify
their love of dress and to maintain a home
on the average man's earnings.
Here, then, is a potent reason why young
men are not in a hurry to wed. and why
so many do not rush into matrimony even
when they are earning respectable wages
being aware that the tenure of employ
ment, except in rare instances and where
the labor is especially skilled, is very un
certain. They see no chance of saving for
a "rainy day" with a wife who as a girl
became Imbued with the love of dress.
They have female "cousins" not to speak
of "nearer ones" and female acquaint
ances, single and married. They hear their
conversations and their repetition of their
.friends gossip: and this is the sort of thing
they listen to: "I can't visit Miss Brown
and her friends the way I dress." "I should
like to got to Mrs. Smith's, but I haven't
anything fit to wear." "I can't go calling
in the same old dress." (It is not shabby
and it is not worn, but It has been perhaps
in frequent use.) "I don't see how that
girl dresses on her income." (An innuendo
that likewise has not escaped the thoughts
of the young man.) "I am ashamed to be
teen again in this costume," etc. with the
young married women as particular as the
single girls.
Certainly no one wants a girl to dress
shabbily or dowdily If it can be avoided;
apd with the quantities and varieties of
dress goods to be had nowadays, it is pos
sible to dress neatly at a modest cost, es
pecially if a girl has any taste and will
learn to be handy with the needle an ac
complishment that the vast majority of
girls cou!d acquire if they would make an
effort. But when it comes to wanting a
new dress for every occasion, when it
comes to deriding a costume, not because
it is tattered or worn out. but because it
has been in use over a given time; when it
comes to striving to dress as If one pos
sessed an independent Income to be used
solt-ly for dressing and as If dress were the
main object of life (and, by the way, it is
only the parvenu and the most ignorant of
servant girls who make displays of them
selves upon all oc3fions); when a large
majority of women think of little else than
drops (frequently, as the observant young
man has found out, procured at the expense
of landlord, grocer and butcher, which Is
decidedly not honest) It is an altogether
different story, which at least suggests why
the modern young man Is holding aloof
from matrimony. He Is not telling the girls
the reason, but his male friends know it.
He admires the girls he likes to take them
out in a splendid costume, which draws
forth complimentary remarks and atten
tionbut he Is not asking them to marry
The Sunday Dinner In Cities.
New York Times.
Let no one despair entirely over the serv
ant problem. It is gradually solving itself
in small ways, and there are better days in
sight. It is a great step forward when the
cook will serve a regular night dinner on
Sundays as well as on other days, and that
is what is being done now, and done with
out protest, in many of the better class
private house in New York.
For a number of years there have been
two nights in the week when certain hotels
and restaurants, which are fashionable
dining places, have been sure of being
crowded, and these were Thursday and
Sunday nights. They are the days when
the servants are out, and Sunday is the day
when the cook likes to serve a midday din
ner and get out for the afternoon and even
ing. This midday Sunday dinner has long
been a bugbear. On the day when a later
and frequently more hearty breakfast Is
taken than other days in the week, an elab
orate dinner follows it in a few hours, often
with unpleasant results for the diners.
Emergency servants have done some
thing in altering this state of affairs, and in
many households where one or more of the
servants take the afternoon off the emer
gency men or maids are engaged to fill the
vacant places, and there is no inconven
ience to members of the household or to the
servants on duty. In this way no extra
duties have been required of the cook if she
has remained for the late dinner, and if it
is her afternoon off, another cook is en
gaged to come in and take her place. When
there are plenty of other servants ready
and glad to come in at any time, it is not
good policy to take a stand against any
reasonable demand. The result has been
that the cook gets her dinner on Sundays
at the same hour as on week days.
There is only one class of people and it
must be admitted that this is a large class
who like to adhere to the Sunday midday
dinner and high tea of Sunday night. Thesa
are the people of moderate menas, who, to
entertain, must do it without great expense
or trouble. It Is quite a different thing to
invite a number of guests to tea instead
of to dinner. A dinner is a formal affair,
which requires many hot dishes, expensive
meats, vegetables and desserts, and a care
ful service. Tea may be as elaborate as
need be, but the greater number of the
dishes can be prepared beforehand or on
the chafing dish at the table, and an in
formal service Is often more desirable than
the attendance of several servants. A Sun
day night tea Is, or may be, a Jolly affair,
and It is not necessarily done away with
new that the cook has had a change of
heart. Sunday night dinners at the big
hotels will still continue to be popular, but
they need not follow a previous heavy meal
in the middle of the day.
Girls and Society.
New Orleans Times-Democrat.
A social parody of Tennyson's "Brook"
might have as Its refrain:
"For. girls may come and girls may go,
But men stay on forever."
That is to say, while the men In society
are practically the same, the girls who go
out are constantly changing. A fashion
able matron who has brought out several
daughters was commenting on this fact
only the other day.
"Why, the men, with comparatively few
exceptions, are Just the same as those who
came to Mary's coming-out dinner dance,"
she said, going over her list. "Then they
did duty for Edith, and now Frances will
have almost the same lot, while the girls
are all different. Edith being married, I
no longer am asking her set, and Mary,
with her multitudinous interests, declares
that her dancing days are over, and de
clines even to put in an appearance. The
explanation of this is that with men go
ing" out requires no particular effort. Their
evening dress is the same for every func
tion, and if they are dining out they have
no objection to 'looking in' on a debutante's
dance, and passing Judgment on the at
tractions of the newcomers, while an older
girl, who, to be comfortable, must have
a new gown and cotillon and supper part
ners, feels that it is her younger sister's
day, together with the latter's friends, and
that on the whole her room 13 better than
her company.
"Things have greatly changed in this re
spect of late. Formerly a girl who was
once cut continued her round of gayety as
a matter of course until her marriage. She
went to all the dances and gave up her en
tire time to social festivities throughout
the season year after year, but we have
changed all that in these latter times. The
new century girl rarely 'goes out' to any
great extent after two winters of contin
uous gayety. Not that she becomes a
recluse by any means she accepts invita
tions to dinners and theater parties, she
frequents the opera, and occasionally may
be seen at a very smart ball, but she no
longer belongs to the dancing set. Life is
very full nowadays. Youth is fleeting, and
there are so many things to Interest and
occupy Intelligent and healthy young wom
en that are far more satisfactory than
balls and dances, which are now given over
to debutantes and young married women,
for in this as in everything else the new
century young woman is a contradiction.
After her marriage she Is apt to become
gay once more; she aspires to become either
a belle or a leader, and this time it is not
two seasons that will content her, by any
When Girls Iteally Laced.
New York Commercial Advertiser.
"I've been reading the physicians opin
ion of athletic girls," said the old lady who
takes a keen interest In To-day and all its
ways and moods. "And it reminds me of
the tight-lacing craze of my youth, which
seems to have died a death from which
there is no resurrection. If doctors of. to
day disapprove of the athletic girl, what
would they have not have said of the 'fin
ishing school' miss of fifty years ago! I
recall a tight-lacing competition which took
Woman's Blouse 4328. Seven Gored
Skirt 4115.
Soft louislne silks with all-over designs
make exceedingly handsome afternon toi
lettes and are much liked in such simple
styles as shirtwaist gowns. This admira
ble model shows the silk In leaf green, with
the figures in darker tones touched with
black, and is trimmed with black velvet
The quantity of material required for the
medium size is, for blouse. 4 yards 21 Inches
wide. 3?i yards Z7 inches wide, or 2 yards 4
inches wide; for skirt. yards 21 Inches
wide, 9 yards 27 inches wide or 44 yards 41
inches wide.
The blouse pattern 422S Is cut In sizes for
a 32. 34. 36. 3S and 40-inch bust measure.
The skirt pattern 4115 is cut in sizes for
a 22. 24. 26, 2S, 30 and 22-lnch waist measure,
For ratt'm of the two garments Illus
trated above send U centi for each (coin or
Cut out Illustration and Inclose It In letter.
Writ your name and address distinctly an3
tat number and size wanted. Address
Pattern Dept.. The Journal.
Indianapolis. Ind.
Ulow on week for return of pattern.
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place at the boarding school nicknamed
vvnaiebone House Establishment, owing to
ts reputation for creating a 'fashionable
"On the pupil's first arrival at this
'academy for young ladies.' she was ex
amined as to her waist measure, the cor
sets she had been wearing, and details re
specting her health and constitution, in
order to see how much 'squeezing' she
would be likely to undergo without suf
fering serious or permanent injury. At
this point the staymaker was Introduced,
and a new corset, constructed on the roost
approved (and agonizing) principles, was
nrmiy iastened on the younpr and some
times willing, sometimes unwilling victim.
"The 'lady principal' then lectured the
assembled pupils as to the desirability-
nay, the absolute necessity of taking
measures to secure a slight and graceful
igure while young, and 'the shocking in
delicacy,' as she termed it. of a large
clumsy waist, finishing up by stating that
prizes would be given at the end of the
school year to those pupils who had given
tne most assiduous attention to the ngure.
The prizes (I still have a copy of one
that appeared over the mantelpiece in the
schoolroom) consisted of: 1. A handsome
silk dress for the smallest waist In propor
tion to. age, height, breadth of shoulders.
A gold watch for the second smallest
waist, to be determined as for No. 1. 3. A
writing case for the third smallest waist,
to be determined as for Nos. 1 and 2. This
prize will not be given unless the waist
measure be nineteen inches or less. In case
of any two waist measures being equal the
prize will be awarded to the pupil who had
the largest waist on first entering the es
tablishment. Those young ladies who in
tend competing for the prizes Nos. 1, 2 and
3 must give in their names to the under-
governess to-day, not later than 6 o'clock.
Later on the competitors were informed
that the following rules would be strictly
enforced: 'First The corset must not be
loosened on retiring to rest, but must be
worn without intermission, except when
specially licensed by the principal. Second
That the competition was to begin on the
ronowing morning, and the prizes would
be awarded on the dismissal of the school
for the Christmas vacation. Third That
each pupil must come up for inspection each
morning on rising.' "
Cooking-School Dishes).
Boston Transcript.
As Miss Farmer's demonstration lecture
ast Wednesday was largely a request pro
gramme, and as It seems likely that one's
request might voice that of a great many
others it will probably be doing a real
kindness to give in full the different dishes
that were prepared.
Dinner Soup. Cut 3 pounds lean beef in
small pieces. Put k the meat In kettle with
2 quarts cold water, 1 quart tomatoes and 2
pounds marrow bone. Brown the remain-
ng meat and put into soup kettle. Heat
slowly to boiling point, skim and cook be-
ow boiling point 5 hours. Add 1 teaspoon
peppercorns, 1-3, cup each carrot, turnip,
onion and celery cut in small pieces, and 2
tablespoons lean ham cooked on 2 table
spoons butter 5 minutes; then add a sprig
of parsley, a bit of bay leaf, 1 teaspoon
peppercorns and 1 tablespoon salt. Cook 1
hour; strain, cool, remove fat and clear.
using white and shell of 1 egg to each quart
of stock.
Bread Sticks. Scald 1 cup of milk; add U
cup butter, lVfc tablespoons sugar, and
teaspoon salt: when lukewarm add 1 yeast
cake dissolved in 4 cup lukewarm water,
wnite or 1 egg well beaten, and flour to
knead. Knead, let rise, shape, let rise again
and bake in a hot oven.
Chicken Bonne Femme. Cut cold roast
chicken in pieces for serving. Pour over
rich brown sauce, cover and bake in mod
erate oven until chicken Is thoroughly
heated. Arrange on serving dish and gar
nish with vegetables.
Corn Cake. Mix and sift k cup corn meal
and 1 cup bread flour, U cup sugar, 4V&
teaspoons baking powder and teaspoon
salt. Add yolks 2 eggs, well beaten, and 1
cup milk; then add M cup melted butter and
whites of 2 eggs, beaten stiff. Bake in a
buttered shallow pan In hot oven.
Cream Cakes. Put cup butter and 1
cup boiling water in a saucepan. Place on
rront or range and bring to boiling point:
add 1 cup Hour, stir vigorously, remove
from range and add 4 unbeaten eggs. 1 at
a time, beating 2 minutes between addition
of eggs. Drop by spoonfuls on a buttered
sheet, VA inches apart and bake in hot
oven 05 minutes; cool, split and fill.
Cream t Illing. Mix T cup sugar. U cun
flour and VB teaspoon salt; add 2 eggs slight
ly beaten and gradually 2 cups scalded
milk. Cook 15 minutes in double boiler,
stirring constantly at first, then occasion
ally. Charlotte Russe. Dilute V cups heavy
cream with from 1-3 to cup milk and
beat until stiff; add cup powdered sugar
ana tablespoon gelatine soaked in 1 ta
blespoon cold water and dissolved In 3 ta
blespoons scalded milk. Flavor as desired.
adding a few grains of salt. Carefully fold
gelatine into cream to prevent Its lump
ing. Line tins with lady fingers, fill, gar
nish and chill.
Lady Fingers. Beat whites of 3 eees un
til stiff: add gradually 1-3 cup powdered
sugar. Beat yolks of 2 eggs until thick and
lemon colored. Combine and fold in 1-3
cup flour mixed with teaspoon salt, then
add V4 teaspoon vanilla. Shape in sheet
covered with unbuttered paper, snrinkle
witn powaerea sugar and bake in moderate
oven S minutes.
Philadelphia Pepper Pot. Cook cun
each of sliced onion, chopped celery and
green peppers in 3 tablespoons butter for
10 minutes. Add 2 tablespoons flour.
When well blended add 5 cuns chicken
stock, V pound honeycomb trine cut In
cubes, an equal quantity of potatoes cut
In cubes, si teaspoon pepper corns (pounded
nne ana 4 taDiespoon salt. Cover and let
cook l.hour. Just before serving add V
cup neavy cream ana more butter If de
For the Laundress.
Philadelphia Telegraph."
Laundry wagons do not stop at every
In many the steamed window panes and
the rub-a-dub-dub announces that the Ma
donna of the tubs is busy.
These hints may help her accomplish her
task more easily. If it is very cold and the
wind is high do not starch the things to be
hung out.
All woolens, In freezing weather, should
be dried about the fire, turning, pulling and
stretching to keep them soft and to prevent
If there Is a large family and many flan
nels, take a separate day to wash them.
You will have time, patience and strength
tnen to do it properly.
Do not run in and out on a zero day to
nang up ciotncs witnout being properly
wrapped, unless you want to take a rest by
naving pneumonia. Get your clothes all
ready and then wrap up snugly, putting on
white wool gloves or coarsely-knitted
white cotton gloves to protect the hands.
These will not Interfere, with handling the
clothes and you'll be in a better temper
wnen you nave nnisnea.
For taking down clothes make yourself a
large stout bag of heavy unbleached mus
lin, made like a pillow case. Run a wide
tape through the hem, Joining the ends of
the tape together, but leaving an opening
down one side of the bag large enough to
admit the various garments, large and
small. Now fasten this bag on the clothes
line, pinning it by the tapes and as fast as
the clothes are taken down slip them into
the bag. This saves the stooping to put the
things in a basket or soiling basket and
clothes if the ground Is muddy.
What American Girls Need.
Woman's Home Companion.
What American girls need Is a high ideal
shall I say a new ideal? of womanhood.
To be pretty, to be daintily dressed, to be
courted, flattered and coddled Is the dream
of most girls. The dream must be replaced
by determination, energy and effort to be a
helpful, hopeful, useful member of society.
Womanly beauty and charm will grow of
Itself when character has been formed on
lines of eternal truth, self-reliance and
graciousnesc. Every girl should be helped
at home and in school before she is fär in
her teens, first to become an expert In all
the work which centers In the home and in
the care of the wardrobe, and, second, to
study some occupation, trade or profession
by which she can earn a comfortable living
for herself and those who may be depend
ent upon her. I put domestic work first
because, no matter what her wage-earning
occupation may be or no matter what
riches she may feem to have in reality or
In prospect, every girl should be practically
preparea to oe tne wue or a poor man. In
no other way than by strict training in
cooking, laundry work and general house
keeping, plain sewing and dressmaking can
such preparation De made. This doesn't
sound romantic, but it is really dictated
by the very heart of romance, namely, be-
lief in marriage for love and for love alone.
"Ixive in a cottage," In a cabin nay, in a
city tenement and a fiat .besides Is a real-
'..V. . ..J-, -.'.v. .'.V .- rS
The Modern Fable of Two
graphers and the Correspondence School of Wooing
Copyright. 1303. by
Once there was a lovely Two-Stepper who
went to a Swell Hop and there met a
Corkerina who had come to visit a School
He gavotted a few Lines with the Lily.
They found it very easy to catch Step to
gether and he did an expert Job of Pilot-
ing during the Waltz so as not to get her
mussed up, and the consequence was that
he made a Grand Impression.
Whenever a Debuter goes away to visit
a school friend sne always meets some
Local Adonis who looks to her to be about
60 per cent, better than the stock of John
nies in her own Burg. And after a Nice
Girl has had a long and prosperous Rim
on the Home Circuit and then begins to
curl up on the Edges and show signs of
Frost she will find it a very wise Shift to
try new Territory and the Chances are
that she will make a Ten-Strike.
To prove that this Is no Idle Jest It can
be demonstrated that the marrying Girl
usually goes on the Road a while before
she closes a contract.
The Two-Stepper could not forget the
Girl from Another Town. She pulled out
next Day, but he looked up the address and
sent her the Dance Programme that he
had found in his Overcoat Pocket. She
wrote back that it was Awfully Sweet of
him to remember poor little Me, and theft
she asked one or two Questions. That gave
him a Hunch, so he bought a new kind of
Writing Paper, said to be the Latest Agony,
and he wrote a nice long Letter In which
he told her that she . was very easy to
look at, and that when It came to picking
them up and setting them down In the Slow
and Dreamy she made all the other Girls
of his Acquaintance look like a Set of Crip
She returned the Serve with one of these
chummy. Epistles, written on all sides of the
Paper, with the P. S. crawling up one Mar
gin like a Pea-Vine. She chucked in a few
mushy Extracts from the Oatmeal School
of Thought and asked him the Name of his
Favorite Poet.
Her Pace was a trifle Swift for Harry J.,
who had derived his Education from the
Sporting Section of the Dally Papers, but
he bought a Lover's Guide and a Dictionary
and decided to stay in.
The size of it was that little Harry had
been Harpooned all the way through. He
was the original Sweetheart a la Brochette.
He carried with him. Night and Day, a
Vision of Her in the $200 Rig that she had
flashed on the Night of the Party. It never
occurred to him that she could wear any
other Costume. He would close his Eyes
and try to hear once again the dulcet and
mellifluous Tones of that Voice which, to
ity; but when a slattern fits by the fire,
when a peevish woman serves burnt steak
every day, when unkempt children clamor
and the window shades are all awry then
poor love flies away and never comes back,
and to our helpless, dreaming girl how lyird
me reauiy seems.
Though They Forget.
Our husbands, ever brave and strong.
Our lover-husranfls. leal and tru.
Who stalwart standi 'twlxt us an! wrong.
Nor reck tne cost or wnat xney do
For us they love who love them ret
They will forget, they will forget.
Not plighted truth, nor lover's word.
Not tender phrase, nor deed most kind.
Not dutr' voice, thouph scarce 'tis heard.
ot raitn xa u mey leave Denind:
But oft by business cares beset
The things we tend for they forget
Ofttlme to urgent last requests
Ther rtve no heed from morn trt nnnn
And oft thev brlns unbidden guests
At times the most inopportune;
The thlngrs on which our hearts are set
Are oit tne inings mat mey rorgct.
The anniversaries year by rear
Of wedding days unheeded go
Those days we hold most sacred, dear;
Yet In our heart of hearts we know
That sjlt ofeU they rnay forjfet
They love us yet, they love us yet.
And tho' oft to our rrlef we And
Our letten iiocketeü, unsent,
Tho to our cherished projects blind
They wound u most where leant 'tis meant;
Yea. tho' our blrthdaya they forget.
We love them yet, we love them yet.
Q. S. Stevens, in Good Housekeeping.
Element of Secrecy Lucking;.
Detroit Free Press.
Slgnor Marconi may be able to send mes
sages to Europe at the trilling cost of 10
cents a word, but the eystem demands
something more than cheapness to make it
available for commercial purposes. The
element of ecre-cy is yet to be supplied. As
long as every station can read the messages
sent from every other station much remains
Young People and Two Photo
Robert Howard Russell.)
him. sounded as Good as an Aeolian Harp
moved by gentle Zephyrs within a Bower of
Orchids costing 57 each.
So thty exchanged Photos.
Next to the Miniature painted on Ivory,
the Modern Photo Is the prize Bunk of the
A successful Photographer who has
learned the Tricks and made a slight Study
of Human Nature can take a Grass Widow
of forty-tight who s troubled with Wild
Hairs and other Excess Ornaments an! by
tampering with the Negative he can make
her out to look something like Ethel Barry
moi. Then she can send the Picture to
her Relations who live a long way off, and
they will never know the Difference.
The Girl sent Harry a High Art Tanel of
herself, in which she was looking at some
thing in a Tree, and when he gazed at it
he had a Palpitation and said, "This is
better than I thought it was."
He told himself that it would be a Pleas
ure and a Privilege to walk up to something
like that the 1st of every Month and hand
it the Envelope.
He got a clean Shave and put on his
Other Clothes and went and had himself
Taken by an Artist who charged JS a Dozen
$4 for the Pictures and JLto square his
This Specialist could take any Set of Mis
fit Features and rearrange them Into a
Work of Art. He put Harry in front of the
Bull's-Eye and scrooged him around so as
to blanket the White Wings as much as
possible, and then he told him to think of
Money and look Pleasant.
When the pictures were delivered Harry
realized for the first time that he was a
Beautiful Creature. He sent one to the
Girl, and wrote that It was a bum Likeness
and did not do him Justice, and so on.
In acknowledging Receipt she cut out the
"Dear Mister" and came right at him with
"Dear Friend," which gave him such a
Stroke of Joy that he did very little Work
that Day.
Harry did not have Gumption enough to
evolve any deep System for landing a TId-
Bit, but he had accidentally hit upon the
Cinch Method.
So long as Courtship consists of sending
Idealized Cabinets and exchanging Nice
Long Letters there is but little chance of
making Miscues. He never drops In of an
Afternoon to find her in a Blue Wrapier
and drying her Hair, and she never catches
him smelling of Cigarettes.
When It comes down to close Work In a
Parlor there Is always the Risk of having
Herbert Buttinsky on hand to make his
Party Call. He who tells his Love by U.
S. Mall never hears anything about the
Third Party. He lives in the sweet De
lusion that he has bought up the whole
Harry's Letters to the Girl and the Girl's
Letters to Harry became more and more on
that Order, until at last they began to burn
holes in the Mail Bags.
After comparing her Picture with all the
Parlor Favorites that he met on his Social
Rounds he realized that she outclassed all
other Representatives of her Sex.
In her cosy Flat, far away, she had him
propped up on the Piano in a Silver-Gilt
Frame and featured to beat the Cars. And
anyone who dropped in to see her was made
to understand that he was merely an Un
derstudy, who was being used as a Time
Killer. She used to write to Harry and tell him
about her Callers and what Chumps they
were, and then let him draw his own Con
clusions as to who was the real white
haired Papa.
Finally Harry took an Overdose of Nerve
Food and asked her right out, would she?
The answer .came back by Wire, and tüe
same day he sent a seiled Express Pack
age containing the Ring.
After which they began to lay Plans to
have a Wedding and become better ac
quainted. To be continued in our Next.
Moral Absence makes the Heart grow
to be done before it is worth while even to
consider the matter of rates.
An Incident In Hrvvitr Life.
New York Mall and Express.
Abram S. Hewitt looked death in th
face more than once. When he was a
young man. filling the post of tutor to
his lifelong friend. Kdward Cooper, the
two were wrecked in mil-Atlantic Thoy
had little thought of rescue, as they clung
to a spar and looked out upon the vast ami
stormy ocean that surrounded them. I
doubt if either one of the-ge young men lw
licved that he would ever see home and
friends again, but not far away from them
was a stanch little Falling ship, command d
by Capt. George U Raymond, of New York.
Standing cn the bridge peering out through
his long spyglass, Captain Kiymohd saw
the spar with the two men clinging to it.
He spread all sali and cam up with them
Just as they were losing all hope and had
made up their minds that the enJ had
come. Putting out a small boat Ciptaln
Raymond picked up the two men end
brought thm back to New York.
The gratitude of the men, to say noth
ing of the late IVtcr Cooper, the fthr
of Edward, can well be Imagined. From
that day to the day of his death. alKvjt
two ye-irs ago. Captain Kay:r.on1 held a
hl?h place In their afTectlcn. He was ;t
young man then, though he was turned
eighty when he died, and their friendship
and that of Peter Cooper give him his
start in life. He gave up the tea. and
was for manv yearn, until th day of hin
death, coneeted with the Pcnuylvum.-i
Railroad. There was never an anniver
sary in the Cooper or Hewitt home to which
Captain Raymond was not invited, but,
like most seafaring men, he was a mre!r.t
as he was brave, and eiulJ never bo eoixe J
to take part In any ef there feytlvl'U
where he knew that he would lo m..J
conspicuous by praise. A riher v.u'e pre
sented by the two young men he hud te
cued. duly Insert! ed with th? incidents of
the rescue, was among Optatn Raymond's
moft valued trophif. and is now a cher
ished possession of his only surviving

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