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TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL, SATURDAY EVENING. AUGUST 1 1, 1900.
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FOR THE WOMEN.
lleaVy Winter Fabrics Are Al
ready In Eyidence.
Browns and Greens Are the Pre
Tailing Colors.
SOME BEAUTY HINTS.
The Art of Looking:
Explained.
Cool is
Excellent Suggestions For the
Table and Kitchen.
It seems such a farce to bring on the
heavy fall and winter goods at this sea
Bon of the year when every one is going
about sweltering, clad In the thinnest
garbs they can find. But such is the case
and nearly every day sees piles of new
material on the counters and the trav
elers for fur and coat houses are kept
There Is nothing strikingly new in fall
and winter materials; In fact they are
almost like those worn last season ana
It is too early in the season to tell what
colors are to be popular, though both
browns and greens are talked of.
The new silks have not yet been
brought on but it is said that they too
are very similar to last year's, and that
the plain colors and brocades In self
colors will be the most popular.
Fads and Fancies.
It ia possible that this summer women
are feeling the heat as much as usual;
but it should comfort them, in their suf
fering, to realize that not in many yeais
have they looked so cool. The airiness
of the gown materials and the delicacy
of their tints make the sight of a group
t)t summer girls as refreshing as a sea
breez-. The resurrection of green in its
pale shades, as a very fashionable hue,
does much to add to this desirable condi-,
tion of things, and a pretty woman in
a toilette of ice green muslin, breaking
into lace foam, here and there, ought to
lower the temperature of any atmos
phere. The extremely sheer white blouses of
the moment have called into being cache
corsets more ornamental than ever, and
added another item of necessary expense
to the outfit of the well dressed woman.
It isn't enough now that the cache cor
set should be dainty. It must be elab
orate. Kxm-mists affect the French bebe
underbodices made entirely of lace in
sertion ami tucking. These being even
more transparent than the blouses utter
ly fail to fulfill their avowed purpose of
liiding the corsets, and this difficulty is
met by the wearing of a silk slip follow
ing the lines of the underbody. or, more
simply, by the wearing of a Bilk under
vest over the corset.
Medallions of brocaded or painted silk
or mousseline are playing a conspicuous
part in the decoration of the filmy sum
mer frock3. A complete figure of a flow
ered brocade or a pulnted bouquet is cut
out, the outlines of the flowers being fol
lowed. This is set into the thin material
of the gown, and the line of union Is
hidden by an applique of fine lace which
frames the medallion and sprays out
over the foundation. Any woman who is
deft with needle and brush can accomp
lish the effect. Indeed, the new fash-
Ions open up limitless possibilities to the
art amateur whose hand-painted plaques
and lambrequins have been relegated to
limbo.
Last winter New York women for the
first time adopted cloths of very pale
tints for street wear, although for sev
eral seasons in Paris and London cloth
gowns of pale beige primrose, pink hy
acinth, and so on, had been the accepted
thing for matinees and all day functions.
The coming winter season is. it seems,
to make the rather extravagant fad un
iversal, and before spring the cleaners
Fhould share the land with the plumbers.
Nothing is more effective than the pale
tinted cloth in combination with heavy
lace, embroidery or fur. but nothing else
soils quite so easily and is so utterly im
practicable for the woman of few .gowns.
The soft lingerie stocks are fast driving
Etift linen collars from the field unless
the field happens to be occupied by golf
links. Kvery day they come out in more
delectable forms, and at corresponding
ly high prices. The clever girl makes her
own hand-tucked stocks and tinv bows,
buying only Ihe little turnover "collars,
whose lace and insertion she can, as a
rule, readily match, and whose manu
facture is more of a nuisance than it
would seem at first glance. The same
clever girl has been known to utilize the
dainty borders of fine outworn kerchiefs
for these collars and bows with decided
success and comparatively little labor.
Persian embroideries come to the front
more and more and are particularly
lovely upon the soft white woolens. It
Js said that this trimming will be a great
feature of winter modes and appear con
spicuously in the tailor gowns which are
to depart more than ever from the se
verity of the old-time tailor gown.
Blue in its varying shades! ciel, tur
quoise, tendre, hyacinthe and the rest
Is perhaps the reigning color of the sum
mer season, possibly because it lends It
self so well to combination with the om
nipresent black velvet.
Keep Your Veils Fresh.
If you wish to keep your veils fresh
and dainty they must be put away care
fully each time they are worn. There is
no handier or more convenient way to
do this than by means of the veil roller.
This is a pretty little article from 15 to
,eS n le,ngtn- abo"t three inches in
nlm ete.r,-. and iB t fancy taffeta silk,
, "h a ro11 of cotu,n batting and
wound over a slender stick to give it
foundation. Any favorite sachet powder
may be sprinkled in the batting At the
tightly, forming a little frill, which mav
be lace-edged. Veils rolled and pinned
C,h 1r,"er Prps"ve their shape al-
What Men Like in Women.
-m H,f 'woman writes and asks if we
Will tell her what are some of the prin
cipal qualities in women which most at
tract men. We think the word attract
U not correctly used by our correspond
ent, if she will allow us to say so, for of
ten the things in women that attract
arfy womaT8810113 f doubtf ul value In
7n.t T L him and command his rL
pact is quite another.
.tT'Smlle' f-example, attracts
rS$? he
4f ? na"s a man:
LTlrespec'r ' the f"y 0t volUin,
A respect for the rellgioua belief, of ev
ery human being attracts a man; irre
verence in woman is to him abomina
ble. A consideration for his comfort at
tracts a man; a continuation of this
makes him your most humble slave.
A chat in which there is no malice at
tracts a man; neither scandal nor evil
speaking . makes a woman seem sweet
and lovely to him. Woman's Life.
For Those Who Court Popularity.
It Is better to be frankly dull than
pedantic.
One must guard one's self from the
temptation of "talking shop" and of
riding one's "hobby."
.Whatever seta one apart as a capital
"I" should be avoided.
True wit is a gift, not an attainment.
Those who use It aright never yield
to the temptation of saying anything
that can wound another in order to ex.
hibit their own cleverness. It is mat
ural and spontaneous. "He who runs
after wit is apt to catch nonsense.
A joke or humorous story ia depend
ent upon its freshness for appreciation.
Some emotions will not bear "warming
over."
It is no longer considered good form
to say a word against any one. An ill
natured criticism la a social blunder.
Gossip, too, ia really going out of fash
ion.
Talk that has heartiness Jn it and the
liveliness and sparkle that come of
light-heartedness and innocent gayety
is a rainy good substitute ror wit.
Offer to each one who speaks the
homage of your undivided attention
Look people in the face when you talk
to them.
Talk of things, not persons. The best
substitute for wisdom is silence.
It is a provincialism to say "yea, sir,1
"no, ma'am" to one's equal.
Have convictions of your own. Be
yourself and not a mere echo.
Never ask leading questions. We
should show curiosity about the con
oerns of others only so far as it may
gratify them to tell us.
Draw out your neighbor without cate
chizing him. Correct him. if necessary,
without contradicting him. Avoid man
nerisms.
Strive to be natural and at ease. The
nervousness that conceals itself under
affected vivacity should be controlled
as should the . loud laugh. Mrs. Bur
ton Kingsland, in the Ladies' Home
Journal.
A Summer Occupation.
When visiting or boarding awav from
home in summer many women devote
leisure hours to marking household
linen. It is work easily dropped and re
sumed, and moreover, nowadays the
emoroiaerea monogram or initial la a.
dainty accessory which housewives en
deavor to adopt. Marking itself is
somewhat changed in character now
adays. Letters are somewhat smaller
m size and less ornate.
L'n!e?s ore is apt at designing com
binations of letters, it ia better to se
lect a desirable one at the stores which
do this kind of work. With the sample
design, one can easily stamp the sev
eral pieces which are to be marked. The
lines, although slender, must be well
padded with laid threads and running
stitches, and worked in a firm round
over-and-over stitch with white French
marking cotton. The letters are very
easily transferred by means of a bit of
carbon paper. Handkerchiefs have
preferably dainty and diminutive mark
ing. in keeping with their small size and
sheer fabric. Two or three initials or a
small monogram Is used, or a somewhat
larger single initial. Sometimes the
initials are penciled in the owner's
handwriting, and worked In fine round
overcast stitch. Sometimes, also, a
vignette Is used to frame the initial or
monogram.
unree initials about three inches in
lengtn. artistically interwoven are
much liked on table cloths on one cor
ner of the part lying on the table.
Few Faces Are Symmetrical.
"One of the principal obstacles in the
way ' of successful portrait photog
raphy," says an old-time local expert.
is the asymmetry of the average hu
man face. The features of ninety-nine
people out of a hundred are undeniably
asymmetrical in other words, the right
and left sides are different in size,
shape and general contour. We don't
notice this variation unless our atten
tlon is attracted to it, but it is there all
the same, and for some reason that I
am not able to explain it is generally
emphasized by the camera. 'My good
ness! my face is all crooked in that
picture,' is a comment that is frequent
ly heard when ladies examine proof
They are generally told that the effect
is due to the lighting in the print and
that it won't be noticeable when the
photograph is finished.
As a matter of fact the retoucher can
work wonders in removing the evidence
of asymmetry. He can lift the corner
of an eye. depress the corner of a
mouth, soften the angle of a Jaw and
make both sides of the face tolerably
fair 'mates,' without losing the likeness.
What I say applies, of course, to full
face pictures only, for when the head
is turned slightly the deviations are
scarcely ever discernable. Nor does the
rule hold good Invariably, even with
the front faces.
"Odd as it may eeem, some people
owe their charm of feature almost alto
gether to the fact of asymmetry.
Among men asymmetry often lends
great strength of countenance. Bis
marck was a striking example of that
face and so was Gladstone. If you are
skeptical take a full-face picture of
either and cover one-half of it with a
card. Then reverse the process and ex
amine the other side. You will be sur
prised. In fact, you will discover four
different men, all distinct types."
For an Informal Gathering;.
A pleasant way for a party of young
people to entertain" themselves at an
informal gathering is for them to try
to distinguish each other by seeing the
eyes alone. Pin a shawl across the
doorway about five feet from the floor.
Cut out holes in a large sheet of wrap
ping paper, or a newspaper will answer
the same purpose, which will show the
eyes distinctly, but will not expose any
other part of the face.
If any one present possess a talent
for drawing, the paper which is to
serve as a mask could be decorated
with o mouth and nose, put on with a
brush dipped In India ink. This would
add to the grotesque appearance which
the shawl, surmounted by the mask,
will present. Kyebrows might also be
painted.
When the paper ia pinned above the
shawl the company should be divided
into two parties, one to remain In the
room as spectators and gruessers, and
the other to go "behind the scenes"
(otherwise the shawl) as performers. If
there are over half a dozen of the latter
a line should be formed; the one at the
head stands behind the mask, so that
his eyes are distinctly seen by those in
the room, and another of the perform
ers asks:
"Who owns the eyes?"
If a correct response is given the per
formers clap their hands. Then the
one who has taken his turn goes to the
toot of the line, and number two takes
his or her place behind the screen. Af
ter a time the parties change places,
and the fun is renewed.
Beauty Hints.
MADAM MICHAUD TELLS HOW TO
LOOK COOL.
It is an art to look cool in summer.
The pretty girl may have fine wardrobe ,
of organdies and silk tissues, but if she
looks warm and uncomfortable all her
money for costly raiment has been
spent in vain. Repose is the first re
quirement in the scientific regime for
summer.
The sensible woman never allows her
self to be in a hurry. She so orders her
days that she can move with precision
ana at a leisurely pace. Above ail.
she takes plenty of time to dress. Here
in lies one of the secrets that the belles
of the season are quick to value as im
portant. Of course the bath is the first
consideration. In warm weather two or
three baths a day are not injurious. It
is generally believed that the hot bath
is cooling, and for a time after the
plunge it does seem to have the desired
effect, but too many warm baths are
weakening. 1 1f the experiment of tak
ing a tepid bath and gradually lowering
the temperature of the water is tried
it will be found very satisfactory. The
small boy who stays in swimming for
an hour or two will bear witness to
the cooling effect of water that has not
been heated. It is possible to stay in
tne cold oatn four or nve minutes witn
out any unpleasant effects. When the
body is thoroughly cooled, friction with
a towel should be avoided. The lightest
touch in drying is all that is necessary
A New Sleeve Model.
This new sleeve shows the tendency
to elaboration so prominent in all late
models. The puff at the elbow is in a
contrasting color of silk.
and fanning with a towel will be found
effective. If after this sort of a bath
the toilet is made, slowly and deliberate
ly it is possible to keep cool for several
hours, no matter what the temperature
is.
Soda In the bath water is the best
possible toilet adjunct, and is better
than any of the French powders so
alluringly displayed at the drug stores,
The common baking soda should be al
ways on the washstand, for there is
nothing that so well removes all traces
of perspiration. Talcum powder after
the bath Is pleasant ana is used by the
ton in summer, the manufacturers say.
The cool girl discards -tight clothing
as far as possible. Of course her morn
ing shirt waist is comfortable, but she
learns that the chief reason why it is
so is because it does not fit snugly. The
summer dinner gown that is lined with
silk 13 a modiste s design for slow tor
ture. Unless they are the dainty Orien
tal weaves, silks should have no place
In the warm-weather wardrobe. It is
possible to discard all heavy clothing
In summer, and therefore the belles of
the summer resorts have every reason
to look charmingly cool and calm.
Table and Kitchen.
EATING AND LIVING.
The individual who considers the sub
ject of eating of secondary considera
tion. ignores, wilfully or through ig
norance, a primary duty to himself, for
which omission he is sooner or later
sura to realize that nature keeps a
strict account of the uses made of her
bounty.
One need not be of necessity a gor-
mand to enjoy good living. But one
must understand the meaning of "eat
ing to live, to be able to live wisely
and well.
RELATION OF FOOD TO MAN.
The preventive of disease and the
maintenance of health are now subjects
with which most of us are becoming
more or less familiar. Modern science
has disclosed the fact that a reciprocal
relation exists between the physical
force supplied by the food we assimilate
and the mental energy displayed by the
brain. Thus far we have learned that
in order to keep all our powers in good
working order and enjoy the blessing of
a sound mind in a sound body, we must
have perfect and robust health. Without
an ample supply of pure and healthy
food, the brain is incapable of doing
its best work. In these days when brain
labor of the severest kind is so often re
quired to win success in the battle of
life, the man or woman who aspires to
be more than a plodder must have a
sound body and perfectly healthy and
vigorous intellect.
IHE QUESTION OF DIET.
Therefore the question of diet has as
sumed a position of greater Importance
in the minds of all who study into cause
and effect than at any previous period
in the history of man. No student of
human nature can fail to recognize the
wisdom and importance of widely dis
seminating correct ideas on the subject
of the co-relation existing between food
and a healthy population, as well as the
effect of food upon the moral nature.
Things to Be Remembered.
Washing one's face with water is dis
couraged in hot weather. If one really
desires to preserve a good complexion.
night is the only safe time for applying
water to it. A little alcohol or cologne
bath will do at other times. Rice pow
der or cornstarch dusted over the face
is soothing and protecting in its effect.
If one is exposed to the heat so that
her face burns and blisters painfully.
a good wash made from equal parts of
glycerine, cologne and rosewater, with
about one-third as much tincture of
benzoin, may be applied with advantage.
Starch and limewater, spread over an
inflamed nose for several hours, will
lessen the redness.
For removing freckles, buttermilk or
cucumber milk Is recommended. Cu
cumber is an excellent complexion rem
edy and may be applied directly to the
skin or cut up in the water and allowed
to stand some time before it is used for
washing purposes.
My lady s hand, under the stress of
outdoor sports and exposure, becomes
anything rather than the lily white ob
ject that poets were wont to celebrate.
A wash of oatmeal, boiled in rainwater.
with the addition of a few drops of tinc
ture of benzoin, will tend to soften and
whiten the hands. The effect will be
aided by rubbing them with a little
glycerine and rosewater before drying
them.
An old-fashioned wash for face and
hands is made of one ounce each of
Jamaica rum, alcohol, white wine vine
gar and alum, with the juice of a lemon
and a pint or an extract made from
elder-flowers. It should be applied
nightly.
Witch hazel is rood to alleviate the ir
ritation from hives and prickly heat.but
these troubles may be avoided usually
by keeping the blood cool by means of
a proper diet, mainly of acid, fruits and
vegetables, with little meat, or if this
is not sufficient a good purgative should
be employed occasionally.
A Good Nerve Tonic.
Apples are useful in nervous dyspep
sia. They are nutritious, medicinal and
vitalizing: they aid digestion, clear the
voice.correct the acidity of the stomach,
are Invaluable in rheumatism, insomnia
and liver trouble An apple contains as
much nutriment as a potato, in a pleas
anter and more wholesome form,
Summer Fancies.
The tints in cloth gowns seem to be
lighter than they were in the
early spring, and now there is an ice
color which is indescribable, a delicate
green, and the faintest tint of pink,
which make charming gowns for cool
days.
Cloths In pale colors are used for
driving coats, with a tight-fitted basque
In the back. The fronts slope off a little
from below the bust and large double
revers and collar of white silk and lace
are the finish above a white silk vest
fastened with silver buttons.
Little collarettes of lace and mous
seline plaitings, with long scarf ends,
are every much worn, and seem to fill
the place of the fancy boas. They are
simply a yoke with ruffles attached and
finished around the neck -with plaitings
ot lace.
very pretty rruit napkins of pure
linen, in colorings of pink, blue and
gold.
Rope portieres of artisticallyarranged
cords and tassels, in various colorings.
for doorways, windows and arches.
Green Egyptian beetles are one of the
fads in hat pins.
The favorite colors for lawns are
white, pink, blue and heliotrope.
Vertical effects, chiefly white on
black, are among the novelties in
hosiery.
Pretty handkerchiefs of delicate tints,
such as heliotrope, sky, rose, etc., em
broidered in one corner with, a very
dainty white initial.
Eton jackets of red cloth, trimmed
with bias black satin bands.
With evening costumes of black lace,
net or other diaphanous fabric of black.
a dog collar of jet passementerie is
correct accompaniment. The expense
varies with the method of cutting the
jet.
Poplin and other gowns in light
shades, trimmed with black velvet bows
and cold buttons-
Cheviot in all pale tints as well as
dark shades of blue and gray is a popu
lar material for tailor gowns.
Silk skirts, with silk jersey yoke tops
which cling closely to the figure are
popular novelties.
A Novel Idea.
Anotion that strikes women favorably,
at least those women at swell hotels
at Colorado Springs, is snakeskin belts.
It aorjears. or bo the Denver Times says,
that there is a beautifully marked
species of bull snake, and many women
e-o out hunting it. and bras: on tneir re
turn of having either killed mm in tne
opening or pulled him out of his hole
and then dispatched him, and the paper
refers to this as an enjoyable pastime.
Whether these women afterward skin
the enake and prepare it for manufac
ture is not said, but they should, round
out the affair.
A Few Menus.
Sunday.
BREAKFAST.
Blackberries.
Molded farina. Cream.
Tomato omelet, lelmonlco potatoes.
Milk biscuit. Toast
Coffee. DINNER
Cold currant soups.
Braised mutton, brown sauce.
Rice croquettes. Okra and tomatoes.
Lettuce, French dressing.
Raspberry foam. Cake.
Coffee.
SUPPER.
Sliced tongue. Cottage cheese.
Brown bread and butter.
Tea. Sponge cake.
Shredded pineapple.
Monday.
BREAKFAST.
Granose flakes. Sliced peaches.
Panned tomatoes. Cream sauce.
Potatoes hahed brown.
Rolls. Coffee.
LUNCH.
Salmon salnxl. Stewed potatoes.
Entire wheat bread. Cocoa.
DINNER,
Clear soup.
Mutton ragout. Rice.
Sliced cucumbers. Cheese wafers.
Blueberry rolypoly.
Coffee.
Tuesday.
BREAKFAST.
Wheatena. Stewed figs. Cream.
Brook trout fried.
Cucumbers. Baked potatoes.
Toast. Berry muffins.
Coffee.
LUNCH.
Fresh mushrooms on toast.
Cress salad. Popovers.
Peach shortcake. Cream.
Cereal coffee.
DINNER.
Rice soup.
Broiled steak. Baked onions.
Mashed potatoes.
Beets stuffed with chopped cucumbers
and pimolas.
Wafers. Cheese.
Grape-juice parfait.
Recipes.
Below will he found reclnes for a num
ber of dishes in the foregoing menus:
Tomato omelet. AlaKe a plain or h rencn
omelet in the following manner: Break
six eggs into a bowl; beat about four
minutes, lust to mix thoroUKhlv but not
make light; season with half a teaspoonful
of salt; place an omelet pan or medium-
lzed iryinsc Dan over trie nre witn one
tablespoonf ul of butter;, when hot pour
n tne eggs; shake tne pan violently tor
few seconds, and give an extra stir or
wo with a fork. As the omelet begins to
set around the edRes, carefully lift with
spatula or flexible femre. allowing; tne
iquid part to run under the other. When
i custara-UKe consistency in center it
ready to roll. Prepare the tomatoes' by
placing one ounce of butter in an agate
aucepan over tne nre: acta tnree fine.
ripe tomatoes, peeled and cut into quart-
rs: season with Quarter or a teaspoon
ful of salt, same of paprika and sugar,
and cook ten aiinutes. When omelet is
one lav half of the tomatoes over it:
fold ovar auictlv by means of the spa
tula or very limber knife, and turn out
on a heated dish. Pour the remaining
tomatoes over it and garnish with toast
pointf and parpley.
ueimonico Potatoes. jui cola oouea
potatoes very line, and to each pint allow
one cupful of ireara, two tablespoonfuls
of butter, a tenfpoonful of salt and a dash
r pepper: seawn witn tne salt ana
pepper; put tht,m Into a shallow baking
lsn; acid the cream, wnicn snoulcl not
uite cover thtan: melt the butter and
pour over them, and set In oven to brown
quickly.
Milk Biscuit. Measure three cuds ot
ll'ted flour, add three teaspoonfuls of
baking oowder ind a teappoonful of salt:
sift these together until thoroughly mixed.
Then rub in two rounded tabiespoonfuis
of butter with spatula or spoon. Add
sufficient quantity of milk to make a
soft dough, about a pint; turn out on
a floured kneading board: toss lightly:
roll out lightly until dough is an inch
thick: cut out Into small biscuits. Place
in greased pans a little distance apart.
Bake In a quick oven until a delicate
brown and light to the touch, from eipht
to ten minutes. If a good baking powder
is used these bscuits are much lighter
and nicer if, aftir cutting out and placed
in pans, they are covered and allowed
to stand fifteen or twenty minutes be
fore putting in tae oven.
Rice Croquette., Wash one cup of rice
and put in a douile boiler with one quart
of milk and cook until the rice is tender
and milk absorbei- Add the beaten yolks
of four eggs; mx thoroughly and cook
a few minutes longer. Remove from the
fire and add salt and paprika to taste:
also a little lemon juice and a tablespoon
ful of minced pa'sley. When mixed well
turn out on shal ow dishes to cool; then
form into cylinders about two and one
half inches long, clip first into beaten egg
and then into bread crumbs and fry in
vegetable oil.
A Chinese Dinner.
A Chinese dinrer in 37 courses, which
was recently gien in San Francisco, is
thus described by a participator: First
came pyramids of ham and carrots in
oblong slabs. Then in quick succession
followed mutton, boiled pig hide, grilled
fish rolled .in sugar and bowled fowl
dipped in soy sauce. We were next treat
ed to shark fins in pickle and eggs which
had been buried in lime until they had
become black. Peeled water chestnuts,
the roots of a kind of lotus, cakes of
stiff cranberry Jelly, sliced boiled carrots
and turnips completed the tenth course,
and topped off with olives arranged in
pyramids and held in place by bamboo
fiins. Green gages and tamarinds soaked
n wine and pieces of fried red melon were
all arranged in the pyramid bamboo style.
Small pieces of pastry rolled in brown
sugar; sections of oranges, toasted melon
pips and monkey nuts, small pink topped
dumplings filled with sugar, and patties
which resembled nothing in the world un
less it was mince pies, were served as
the fifteenth, sixteenth, seventeenth and
eighteenth courses. Baskets of pastry
filled with sandy brown sugar and en
velopes of pastry tilled with mince pie
meat preceded the real "piece de resis
tance" sea slug risoles. By this time one
felt prepared for anything and taste was
nil. But fifteen more courses followed
like a remorseless fate. They were mut
ton stewed to shreds, fish tripe in white
soup, stewed duck, stewed shrimps, lotus
peed, chicken and red sturgeon. Eight
bowls appeared after these with a clear
soup, which is known to the Chinese as
"moutn nounsner , raw pigs iiuney, cut
in fanciful shapes; stewed shrimps eggs,
sliced ham rolled into balls, dozens of
ducks' tongues stewed with ham, and
sliced oleeon stew. Courses thirty-flv
and thirtv-six defied analvsis and nomen
clature. Huge bowls of rice tilled up In
tervals ana tne dinner enaea wun sweet
pilau, the mixture that in China takes the
place 01 oreaa.
AUNT TRUDY'S LETTER,
She Discusses the Suicide Question
Very Thoroughly.
Button Rose, Cottage, Aug. 11, 1900.
Dea.r State Journal:
Jane Starr Foggy and I have been
out takin a walk. We walked as much
es about ate bloks three bloks length
ways an" one block width-ways, an'
bak agen. We come along by a place
where onct a poor man comited a sooi
side. I was a keepin silenc fur respec
to the presenc of a former deth, but
Jane Starr spoke up an' Bed: "It's jus
es well he died, fur the worl Is better
off without folks es reched as that."
"But," I sed, "the poor scattered little
uns! Think o" them!" "There better
off, too, no doubt. He never cud seem
to pervide. I tell you I think in sum
cases, it's good sens In a man er wo
man to comit a sooiside when they
can't help theirsels, an' no it, an' ar' a
hinderunce to there folks, an' in the
way."
"In who's way, Jane Starr Foggy?
Hasn't each one a way, an' a rite to
that way?"
"Yes. but vou no sometimes ways git
mixed up an' we git to bumpln agin ech
other, an' in the rode of ech other, an'
somtlmes I think it looks like a genrus
an' onselfish thing fer one to toev the
courage to take himself out."
"Jane Starr Foggy, I Jes can t oe a
talkin this fast an' hard an' walkin'
this sloo. at the same time, an' I can t
leave your impression this here way, so
let's take one of them seets there on the
state laun (thanks by to the Wimen's
Klub!) an' have this argyment out!"
Jane Starr saw 1 couldn t taiK last
an be walkin sloo, so we tooK one o
them seets awhile.
You think Jane Starr that when
things git crowded a sooside is a heroi-
cal thing, do you? Well, it's a good bit
genruser than would ever sute me:
Here! sayin' nuthin' of the sin, it's week
an' childish to git out o' truble that way.
It's pure cowardness.
Cowardness .' I think it s a Drave
man can comit his own sooside!"
"It's more than bein' a coward. It s
meanness, an it's revenge oftenest. A
man's a shirk who would die that way."
But it's better to die mersifol an
quick, than be tramped to deth peec
meal." No man what has any spunk is goin
to be tramped to deth peecmeal. Ther's
other doors to git out of truble than
sooside. A tramped on man can get
somers an find room. The ole won is
big enuff yet. It makes me think of
somethin' I saw in Auburndaie yester
day. I was a walkin along a waten
fer a car. an' I notised a big chip in
the grass a kind of jerkin' itself about,
like it had a noshen to walk off. I was
les like Moses at the burnin' bush, I
wanted to see what was the matter, so
I walked up and poked it over with my
timbrel handle, an' what do you think-
under it was about 50 black bugs a
scrabblin' an' quarrelin' an' pushin' an'
bitin one another, becos there wasn t
room enuff for all! You see they hed
been born under that chip an' naterally
thot it was all of life an" all the worl!
Well, when I let in that streek o' lite.
they jes up an scattered like rats! an
don t know as they ever toun tneir
folks agen! There wus some of them
ded, an' I suppose they was the genrus
ones who wanted to git out o' the way.
an comited a sooiside.
"Well I wus jes' so interested in seem'
them all so supprised at the bigness of
the worl, I never notised till that car
got a block past me Jes' a hikln' rite on.
ike one o tnem Dues!
Well. Mr. Hdltur. Jane Starr jes sot
there so Interested in that bug story, she
clean foreot her opaslt pint of argyment,
an' I ies went on an told a story of Aunt
Tressv Burns' cuzzen Samyel. He hed
irnt Into desnrit truble bv sikness. an
havin' so meny mothes to feed an' clothe,
an' he wus jes getting poorer every yere.
H couldn t keeD up. anr all tne Dins a
rnnnin' behln'. an' a lusrsren at mm so
hard he got thin and white, and all the
ime more an more siKness, an ms
mother, out west a wrltin fur him to
come and take her farm, an' take care
o' her for it. But Jes' as fast as he got
one det paid there would be somethin' els
happen. "The children never will git over
the ehills an' malary in these swamps."
he Bed. "and we'll all die rite here, fur
never kin git the deta paid so we Kin go
out west!
Then Tressy sed he set down an put
his face in his hands an shuk like a
leef, an' groned. His wife went to him,
n was- terrvnoe to see mm recn one
and fur his gun, which he hed set nere.
"I'm crazy, Maria, I can t stand It no
longer! If I die the nabers will move you
out an' take care of you, and you won't
hev the dets to pay." You'd a thot Maria
would natterally fainted, but she was the
man of the house, for that minute, an'
she jes' Jumped for the gun an' noked it
over an' it went off harmless on the
floor.
"You stop. Samyel Burns!" she
skreemed. "You'r not goln' to shirk all
the rnpin' of these here children on to
me! You jes' let that gun alone. An'
you- Its-sen to me. You jes go rite no an'
drive that cow over to Howerds. He sed
he'd pay J40 for her. You git that money
an' corrie home an' don't say a word. I'll
pack up. an' kill the chickens an' take
'em along to cook, an' we'll start out
west tonite.
"Don't you say 'dets' to me! You kin
pay yore dets es quick there as here
sure. We kin travel a day or too with
out the wagen cover, till I kin git muslin
an' make it; we'll start at dark an' no
body will no where we're goin'. nor stop
us ether!" Well Tressy Bed Samyel did
jes' what Maria sed, an' they put there
little family, sick ones an' ail, in the
wagen with there beddln' and dishes, an'
started at dark to go "out west." They
jes had a little mule teem, but they trav
eled till mornin', an' rain a comin' on
they got into a barn, an" there fixed on
their cover. After 35 days they got throo.
an' the nex yere got every last det paid
back, an' a helthier, finer, loviner family
you never see, an' Samyel hes been presi
dent of the skool deestrio fur eleven yeres.
O I tell you there's a way out fur every
body, an' even a desprlt course like hiseen
Is better than a sooiside any time.
There's room enuff in the big old world,
an' the rite place for every body if they
get out an' start for it.
"You'd encurage a man to leve his dets
unpade, would you?" sed Jane Starr
Foggy, as we began a goin' on.
"He'd left 'era unpade some'at longer,
Jane Starr," i sed, if he hed comited a
sooiside." AUNT TRUDY.
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