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TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL SATURDAY EVENING. SEPTEMBER 13, 1CC2.
StWEBA&Ei Recommended and used by the U. S. Government.- KNOWN THE WORLD OVER. Come and see us. lines of up - to Seery &. I I aa! iiaii fArnrnt !- luoi yuu luigm, ue say it againf ere are some straight-from-the-shoulder facts - about Topeka Woolen Mill Co. Pants V v : They are made to fit Tall Men, Short Men, Fat Men, Thin Men. , . V : . v ' They are made to fit Large Boys, Small Boys iri fact, we make them tofit anyone that wears -Pants. . - They are made with the one idea in mind that every Pant sold to the customer should be the best, . that the dealer can possibly sell him. TOPEKA WOOLEN iJlILL CO. FOR SALE BY LEADING MERCHANTS "H"H'1'M"1''1'M i I II 1 1 I 1 1 3 THE 110ESER ICE AND COLD STORAGE CO. 2nd and Polk Streets, Topeka, Kansas. Manufacturers and Wholesalers of ICE. White fob Priokb. s. ' We have the largest Cold Storage Warehouse in Kansas. We oan successfully hold your perishables. Liberal - advances. Write or call on ue for rates and particulars. Monuments and Cemetery Work Desigas aid Estimates furaisfaed on application. J. '923 Kansas Ave. We carry other - date work Mortoim 4 IHMHtllH 1 I I I I I I 1 1 1 IHM PRACTICAL Arthur Massey HORSESHOER. u6 West Fifth Street. Telephone 488 2 Riazs. W9" Horses called for and delivered to any part of the city. S. BALL, American Schoolmistresses In tlie Philippine HE lady teachers vho sailed gayly away from Pacific porta by tens, by thirties and by sixties to our burning bright ' Isles of the sea In the far east ire at length beginning to understand themselves,: the Spanish language ana their pupils. Of these ladies there are three classes those who went to see the world and meet fresh adventures, those who went with the expectation certainly of fulfilling their pedagogic duties to the' utmost, but at the same time finding ways in those rich Isles to better themselves financially beyond the receiving of mere teachers' wages and why not? and,-finally, the compar atively small third class that started In the true, missionary spirit of enlighten ing the: benighted natives and lifting them up to- the plane of civilization, so called. Those who went to better them selves, while they teach and those who sailed on the missionary crusade alike hail in many instances from New Eng land. The remarkable perspicacity of the United States government Is specially instanced In Its sending teachers of sewing at $1,200 a year gold and trans portation both ways to Instruct the little brown Malay girls in the art of seaming, hemming, felling and hem stitching when at any of the places where the schools will be established in the islands there is hardly a Malay wo man or girl who cannot already sew by hand better than any of the good Amer ican ladies who have traveled 10,000 miles to instruct them. Any Tagalo woman around Manila will show you of her handiwork upon pina cloth speci mens so exquisite as to put to the blush the best of our vaunted art embroidery, and as for mending, darning and patching these same native women and girls can shut one eye and surpass the neatest repairing that even . a Yankee housewife may put upon a di lapidated garment. The Spanish nuns taught the native girls and women to sew wonderfully, as the splendid altar cloths and vestments in the Philippine churches show, and they taught them not much else, except to say their pray ers, observe holy days and go to church regularly. . This the brown women and girls do, to their credit, but the Inher ent Christian virtues morality, telling the truth, not coveting or stealing one's neighbor's . goods, .particularly the neighbor who is one's employer these, alas, have never yet struck in on the Filipino of either sex. A Rather Pleasant life. Socially, the bright spirited Individ uals among the line young women leachers find life In the islands pleasant inough. Now and then they group to gether and keep house in some worm eaten, deserted old Spanish mansion ihere aforetime lazy donnas slumbered way their lives in siesta and dreamy lhocolate drinking. To keep a carriage itith a native driver costs not much in the islands. The greatest expense is the feed for the little horses, because the- coachman purchases It and charges two prices for it and besides steals enough of it as he goes along to buy i.im resplendent white linen livery and Keep the animals -from getting overfat. L ' v ft ' i 4 - '- I:, $ t ff'Z t if I I nil ' c ' 11 44 ' t ret EMBROIDERED NEGLIGEE. LACE PETTICOAT. The bolero and long pointed forms in artistic openwork embroidery make a beautiful and attractive garment. A great deal of stress is put upon the underwear of the new season. There is in the skirt Illustrated much hem stitching In addition to the insertions of lace and the ruffled - flounces at embroidery. f: Islands Boarding houses are mostly" unknown, except where an American or English woman has established' one here and there since the American occupation. , Vi Wherever the schools are here alsp are garrisons or camps of soldiers, and with the society of the officers' families better yet, perhaps, the society of the officers who have no families existence passes pleasantly enough to the teach ers that have learned to make the best of things. , Their friends at home would not always recognize them, so trans- formed are they. In the. Stjates many' 01 mem wore sooer coiorea wooien gar ments the year round. As soon as pos sible after arriving at Manila' they packed away their rubber overshoes, their mackintoshes and every article that had hi it a suggestion of wool; likewise their leather shoes. Now, shod in white canvas foot covering,", white hatted or with no hats at all, robed in flowing pink or blue, ivory colored 6r yellow dimity bought of a Chinese mer chant in a dingy, narrow, street, the aforetime tailor made women hardly know themselves. They look uncom monly pretty, however, in the new garb. ViUnlUsr Slarhta. For the schoolmistresses, they are well enough. As to their pupils, that is an other matter. One who knowst smiles to think of the motley crew that greeted the American lady teacher on her first morning at school. Tiny girls, no more than six, coolly walk to the schoolhouse smoking cigarettes, while a long legged boy of twelve maybe comes with no clothes at all on except a shirt,' and that a short one. If the lady be Very con servative, dyed in the wool with old fashioned notions of propriety, her blood is falry curdled with the sights and sounds that meet her on every hand till she gets used to them. There is everything in getting used to things. By and by she will not be even sur prised when, mayhap, as sometimes oc curs in Manila if the police are not look ing, a full grown Tagalo man will stand at a street hydrant, calmly divest him self of every piece of clothing and in the sight of all men pour pall after pall of water over himself. This Is the Spanish-Tagalo method of - taking a bath. Propriety is relative, i The pupils of the American school mistress start out beautifully at first. Oh; yes. The natives are docile if they like a white person. The only way in which they will ever be permanently in fluenced is to awaken their affection for the white people and then watch them. They will bear it like most races that have been oppressed for centuries. The brown native 4s very anxious to learn English. The children begin with an enthusiasm that makes the teacher feel as though she were a ministering angel bringing a gallon of cold water to those perishing of thirst in a desert. Pupils Lack Pertinacity. Then a change. The second week the attendance begins to drop off. ' When it comes to steady -digging in at study or digging in at anything else, your Mclay, old or young, Is not there. Unless he have Chinese blood in him he is incapa ble of persistent effort. It is the- Chi nese blood, tolerably well sprinkled 3- ' ''4 t 4 ; 'S among , the natives now, which . will make them able to take the white man's civilization if anything will. - The pretty schoolmistress finds soon that her pupils drop off more and more. The boys say they must help their fa thers grow tomatoes, tend the chocolate grove or plant bananas. The girls must wash clothes or mind the baby for their mothers or go to church or to a funeral. Any excuse will do for the Incorrigibly lazy little animals to keep away from study and discipline. " - And yet it is the only thing to do to catch these brown Malays young and make, them go to school and make them learn the English language and train them also to industrial trades. Nothing will do this short of an ironclad com pulsory education scheme, and , no teachers can perform the work so well as our American schoolmistresses. The only especial talent their brown pupils possess is the musical one. In quick ness of ear they far surpass white chil dren; they play stringed Instruments almost by Intuition. The singing les sons now a part of the course in Amer ican public schools will help to hold the Tagalo children. If the teachers will not too soon become discouraged and If the government, as it should do, forces its young Filipino wards, like its Indian youth, to attend the schools and be trained to regular discipline, by and by the American schoolmistresses will have made their impress. MARILLA WEAVER. " DAINTY NECK RUFFLE. The sketch shows a very dainty silk ruffle, the silk round the neck being very thickly niched. The Inevitable couple of long ends in front complete a very satisfactory whole. Lace and tulle ruffles are worn trim med with rucbinga, and the effect is most beautiful; but, needless to say. silk as a foundation is far more eco nomical for wear. One of the very newest variations of the neck ruffle consists of black silk edged with feathers so exquisitely soft that nothing could be more delightful for wear next to the skin. FAIRNESS TO WOMEN. . We have heard overmuch of late of the fact that women have never become artists or poets or creators of the very highest order,' Judged by the male standard. The insinuation is unfair be cause biased. Women have never had a real chance to equal men and to argue that because they have never attained the level of a Shakespeare or a Raphael therefore they are Inferior to men gen erally is to condemn them because they do not rise superior to the average man. How often have men produced a Shake speare or a Raphael? And men have had the start of centuries. Take England only, have not two of the greatest, If not the two greatest, of her sovereigns been women? How many men novelists are on a par with George Eliot? Have not certain women shown their ability to hold their own in scholarship with men in these days? The average man is not the intellectual equal of a Miss Fawcett. The real handicaps women suffer are domestic. They have to keep the home beautiful while their husbands are striving after those triumphs which may mean immortality. There Is one thing at any rate that the progress of women has proved, and that is that the larger the-voice women have in affairs the higher are the moral Ideals enter tained by the community. WHERE DIVORCE IS EASY. Divorce Is even more easily managed in Syria than it is in America, for in America there are at least some law court proceedings to be gone through, whereas in Syria three words Bpoken by the husband will do the deed and put the woman out of the house. These words spoken, the wife drops whatever work she may be engaged in, takes her youngest child (the others be long to their father) and goes back to her father's house, where sh a disowned and degraded creature, until another purchaser comes forward for her. ; If the woman's husband repent and desire to have her back, he engages a professional tool generally a half witted person, who makes a living in this way to marry her and divorce her next day. The reason of this is that a man may not take back his divorced wife unless she has since been married and divorced by another man. A SPLENDID BOLERO. There is a clever French actress. Mile, rouise Fagette, who in addition to be ing possessed of a lovely voice, much humor and vivacity is also the owner of a wonderful bolero, valued at no leas a sum than $250,000. - Whenever the lady wears this costly garment, a certain number - of ' detec tives in - irreproachable evening attire grace the stalls and, while vigorously applauding the lady's efforts, keep a watchful eye on this valuable Item of her attire. Thr bolero consists of a .network of gold and silver studded with diamonds In a Louis XV. design. These precious stones are supplemented with pearls, rubies, sapphires and emeralds, while in the front is a huge diamond appar ently, holding strings of pearls. Upon the left shoulder appears a true lovers knqt of diamonds bearing a huge .tur quoise in the center. - In many new costumes the black and white effect which has come to be known as "queen's mourning" is ob served. This tendency is also displayed in the spring coats and other outer gar 1 I Read Tcroagh It It's as clear as- crystal - you . can sec that the soap is: pure. Dainty vege table oils and glycerin, and' the natural odor of flowers. :. - . . qJL - .11 The name Kirk stands for perfection in soaps, and this soap is our pride. All that cost, skill and experience can do are combined in it. JAMES S. KIRK ft COMPANY, CHICAGO White Russian FRANK: General Contractor and Builder. Estimates furnished on application. ' AH kinds of Carpenter Work promptly at tended to. OFFICE AND SHOP: 210 W. 7th Street, Telephone 740. Topeka, Kansas. W E WANT TO CATCH YOUR EYE Long enough to read this: WE WOULD LIKE TO GET IN A BID on your Plumbing, Steam and Gas Fitting We knovrour Prices are as Low as the Lowest, and our work is guaranteed. ' C0NKL1N & hone 781. 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