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V. ' I I 1 !;'f ; fry. , JV :vxv49 Ju li 1 V acajwwca,thc HERE are not many of them. In France only one great wo man. Joan of Arc, has been commemorated In sculpture. Eut the French race, full of romance and emotion, thrilling in response to artistic suggestion of any kind, has built here and there all over France memorials to its saint, deliverer and heroine, the Maid of Domremy. One of the most famous is the re markable equestrfan statue upon the street corner near (he Tuileries gar dens in Paris. It Is shown in the pic ture here given. This monument is be HAVE always maintained that the woman wno buys too many gowns at once makes a serious mistake. This spring more than ever before one can be perfectly well dressed with only two costumes. Tes, I mean it! Very well dressed too. One gown will naturally be a tailor made of the coat and skirt order, the sther a plajn dress with a little taffeta :oat to match. I would suggest for the tailor made a alack and white checked goods or else 5ne of those light novelty weaves sug gesting iron gray. It is a mistake to sup pose they are not practical. If the gray is of a medium tone it keeps . clean looking almost indefinitely, and it has the ad vantage that it does not fade and grow shab by looking like the blues, browns and greens. I have a light A tailor matte of the coat gray, mannish and tkirt order. material, tailor made which I have worn three years, and it is so practical that I can wash the skirt in the tub! The jacket I have cleaned merely on account of the lining. With a costume of this sort a tailor made hat of straw in the "burnt" shade is most practical, or one of the flower trimmed sailors is very pretty with the sheer white blouses so much in vogue. For a belt and It Is a mistake to buy a cheap one there are any number of novelties in elastic, studded with steel points or in suede and glace kid beau tifully fitted. Now for the other dress. This is to be worn on occasions where a shirt waist or separate blouse is not desir able. Veiling is perhaps the smartest and most durable material. If possible the cut should be princess, as this is the correct style at present. The yoke and andersleeves may be of any pretty lace to give the guimpe-like effect so much the fashion. A little taffeta coat of the same color, in shape a loose hanging Eton, should accompany this and be trimmed with pretty buttons. The hat should be trimmed to match of course, and to be ultra smart the silk stockings Been above the low pumps should be tn the same shade. . Either a reddish brown or a royal feSacajwwca,thc lndiii Scoutc r j-ijzsji Indian Scout lieved to represent more nearly than any other the Maid as she must have looked leading the French to battle. She undoubtedly wore man's dress and bestrode a war charger. To the French she seemed an angel come down from heaven to lead them to victory, and perhaps a divine power and intelligence were there, invisible, inspiring her to such deeds as no man of any time ever yet achieved. Statues of the Maid, in France, rep resent her In every phase' of her pure, tragic young life in prison in the tower at Rouen (that grim old gray .... Practical Dress 'Economies' and Feminine Devices blue would be prettiest carried out In this manner. Speaking of reddish brown, I want to remark that a lot of it is to be worn again this summer. Last season when I was at Newport I commented on the number of brown parasols and brown hats worn with all white costumes. Well, this year you will see quite as many. Brown Is very becoming to American women. 5 t Just at present the fad seems to be the reddish brown lace veil drawn tightly over the face and clasped with a fancy pin at the base of the neck, al lowing the heavily embroidered ends to fall down the back. i A great many foulards will be worn, and if you want an extra dress this is very pretty. I am in love, however, with the new lingerie models, and these, by the way, are being used for afternoon wear in the house right now. They are the most wonderful combinations of Ger man Valenciennes and heavy embroid ery you can imagine. They are nearly all made in one piece and are designed to wear over princess slips of taffeta or china silk in pale pink, white or blue. S at I am told that colored linen morning frocks, with colored linen parasols to match are to be the latest wrinkle with the advent of warm weather and that some people with plenty of money are even having colored canvas shoes to match. I should imagine this would look rather smart. Floppy felt hats in all the pale shades are being worn just now while wait ing for the straw ones. These look quite springlike for instance, one of the prettiest which I saw re cently was of pale pink felt trimmed with The title atockings ee pale pink rose abore the low pumps. buds, and right in front a big bunch of deep violets. . This combina tion of pink and purple, by the way, is a favorite one just now. . " n It Is perfectly remarkable, to change the subject, how many people Hve on1 tower still stands), on horseback and even as the martyr chained to the stake, with the horrible flames rising around her, her rapt face showing that still she listens to her true voices and that they still speak to her inner ear. At Rouen a stone in the pavement of the market place shows the very spot where Joan of Arc was burned to death for freeing a nation. Rouen also has a statue of the Maid, erected in the Place de la Pucelle d'Orleans. The in scription upon its pedestal declares her to have been: "In Sex a Woman, In Arms a Man, In Fortitude a Hero." The men take up all the rest of the marble and bronze. In all Great Britain,- apart from sculptured images of England's not overhandsome queens, there are pub lic monuments to only four women. Of British queens, Victoria was un doubtedly the comeliekt. . In West minster is a sort of effigy of Queen Elizabeth reviewing her troops. Prob ably the great queen's face is there V ' V k' j ; - ) Ml - : CAMILLE CLIFFORD, THE ORIGINAL GIBSON GIRL It is said that Camille Clifford, the pretty, graceful' American actress who was married last October, In London, to Hon. Lyndhurst Bruce, is the original of the type made popular by Charles Dana Gibson In his pen-and ink illustrations. The young woman's figure in the quaint silhouette is quite of the present day fashionable' shape, though nobody but a woman can judge how much it owes to th4 "straight front." TJnhappiness seems in store for Camille Clifford. Lord Aberdare, whose son and heir She wedded quite against the noble lord's wishes, continues so implacably angry over the marriage that it is said, again, he has turned the young man out without a penny, and consequently Hon. Lyndhurst Bruce has to earn his own living., which never worries easy to son of. a lord. Young Bruce should act on King Edward's suggestion and learn to be a first class cook. ' shown at its worst. Compared with it thin lipped, hawk beaked, cruel an American declares a "hedge fence" is a thing of beauty. India has a magnificent memorial statue of Queen Victoria, recently erected. There is also an imposing one In Ottawa, Canada. The good queen stands upon a lofty pedestal, at the foot of which, on the -statue's right, is the British lion on guard. On the left is a female figure with its right arm raised, depositing a wreath at the feet of Vic toria. ' '' Of the four monuments In Great Bri tain to women not of royal birth, but who were somebody on their own ac count, two are in Scotland. They are in honor of women, made Immortal by Scotland's two igreatest literary men, Robert Burns and- Walter Scott. The Scott heroine' wis daring, devoted Flora McDonald, the beautiful Jacobite who hid Prince Charlie in the isle of Skye, where she herself died in 1790. Few Americans are aware that Flora McDonald and her husband, Allen Mc- ' Donald, lived for a time in the United States. They came here in 1775 and settled in Fayetteville, N. C. There they lived till 1790, when they returned to Scotland. The monument to Flora McDonald, who never allowed one of her family to speak of George III. as "king," Is at Inverness. It is of heroic size. A pedestal lifts it high. Flora McDonald stands with her right hand shading her eyes, her face bent intently for ward, as if she were scanning the sea to watch for the coming- of the ship of Prince Charlie. The other Scotchwoman who has a monument to her memory is Burns' Highland Mary. .. . The golden tiours on angels' wings - Flew o'er me and my dearie, -i For dear to me as life and light Was my sweet Highland Mary. Sweet Highland Mary was Mary Campbell, a milkmaid. She and Burns parted for the last ' time in May, 17S6, and six months later gentle Highland Mary passed from earth. Perhaps that is the reason Burns always loved her because she died. Her monument is at Dunoon, on the shore of the Firth of Clyde. The simple peasant dress she wore Is reproduced in the figure on the monument. . In England Dora Patterson, the fa mous "Sister Dora" of philanthropy and sick nursing, has a monument erected in her honor at Walsall, where she lived and labored among the poor and suffering . and - taught so many Sairey Gamps and Bet.y Prigs to be neat, skillful and humane. , Sister Dora was inspired to her mission by the ex ample of Florence Nightingale, who still lives, while Dora Patterson, the younger woman, is dead. On Paddington Green, 'London, is a beautiful monument to the great Sarah Siddons. She is imaged in a sitting posture, wearing classic drapery, chin resting in the palm of her left hand. The statue was unveiled by Henry Irv ing in 1897. Hazlitt said of Mrs. Sid dons: ... -, "She' was." not less than a goddess or a prophetess inspired by the .gods. Power was seated on her brow, passion radiated from her breast as from a shrine; she was tragedy personified." percentages in New York. Mention you intend to go shopping and perhaps one of your acquaintances will suggest that you go with her; she has a per centage at certain shops. Your milli ner will slip you a card of the dress maker who made the wonderful eel skin princess she is wearing, while the young woman who fits you at the glove counter whispers that she knows a dandy place to buy furs. And to use a slang expression, "They all get theirs." t as .. Of all the cantankerous creatures give me a riding school horse. A riding school horse has ideas, and that state of affairs is fatal to the com fort of Its rider. In Central park. New York, there are two bridle paths, one being the longer way around; and the riding school horses have a well founded aversion to doing too much work. The other day two of us started off. and when trotting along, tee-uppity tee-uppity, in the most delightful man Tiro of us started off.' ner possible, lo and behold, my horse bolts at the turning of the ways, and after bucking and giving a wild west exhibition suddenly decides to take the straight road home, and that quickly. As every time I argued it with him he up with his heels, I agreed with him promptly. I rode back Into the academy, took another horse, and we started out again.- You should have heard the jeers of the woman friend who was with me. She fairly rolled around In her saddle with merriment. "You are a fine horse woman," she finally gasped, "to let your horse take you home when he is ready. Tee-hee! Tee-hee!" I explained wrathfully that.. I did 'not wish to hit the- " 'ard 'ighway." But she kept on making fun of me. This time : we started the opposite way around, and from the first it ap peared that this manner of proceeding excited the disdain of her animal.. He snorted, ,picked up his feet extra high and showed other evidences of extreme disappro-al. Suddenly, biffety bang! He, rushed up a small turning and turned . his ears . toward his beloved stable. His rider Immediately checked , ' Rather small and pitif uK women t our time seem after that, don t tney How about monuments to American women? Well. In the Corcoran gallery at Washington are several beautiful por trait busts of distinguished American ' women, among them Elizabeth Cadjr ' Stanton, Susan B. Anthony and Lu- .tct.ia .uui i . xucjr air 111 vtwaiv . Adelaide Johnson, who has recently completed a portrait bust of Ell Wheeler Wilcox. But as for public monuments to vfw men, there are, or shortly will be. th same number as Great Britain has four. I may say that two of these four who are illustrious enough to have statues erected to their memory axe red women, Sacajawea and Pocahontas. ' American woman, flattered by th newspapers as the "best dressed" ot her sex? The monument to Pocahontas How does that strike the great white is in charge of an association that ex pects to have it unveiled at the Jamestown exposition. Come to think, memorial material la pretty scarce among white American women. None ever rose to the height of a historic romance, none was ever a great poet's love, for we never had a. poet of the first rank. We are a prosaic nation. No historic love, no romance, no genius, except perhaps just the genius for helping humanity, the kind anybody may develop. That Is no doubt the reason so few people d develop it. Among the very few American women who have shown really superb qualities, let me call your attention again to the fact that two were Indian squaws. Of" the four monuments to great American women the three already finished have been dedicated within the last four years. Two of them were built by the generous state of Illinois. One, that of Frances E. Willard. is in statuary hall at the capitol in Wash ington. But in all the 130 years nine this republic was started, Frances Wil lard Is the only woman who ever gof there. The statue of the eloquent wo man reformer was made by handsom Helen Farnsworth Mears of New York The other statue erected by Illinoia to a woman is at Galesburg. It Is a memorial to great hearted Mary Bick erdyke, the first civil war woman nurse. "Greater love hath no man than this tha't a man lay down his life for his friends." ' A thousand times Mothet Bickerdyke risked her life for hei "boys," on the battlefield. In camp with the sick and dying, and on the march At Chickamauga it is toI1 of her thai she walked about all night on the field in the rain, hunting up the wounded and that she saved the lives of severa.' who had been left for dead. Mother Bickerdyke's monument wai modeled by Mrs. T. A. Ruggles Kltsoi of Boston. Then there Is the statue of Saca jawea, the wonderful squaw guide who piloted the Lewis and Clark expedition from the upper Mississippi to the Co lumbia river, all the way carrying hei papoose upon her back. Just so sh is seen in Alice Cooper's statue of her. unveiled at Portland during the Lewis and Clark exposition. It was erected by western women. Next? ELIZA ARC HARD CONNER. NOT TOO OLD AT SEVENTY- Mary Wheatland, a Bognor (England) woman, evoked much enthusiasm the past season by her exhibition of fancy swimming and diving in the sea. The extraordinary part of the affair is that the active swimmer is seventy-two and . has been a ' bathing woman for fifty seven years. him -and (as I supposed) followed ma. About a mile farther on I began to no-, tice a lonely quality about the clatter of my horse's hoofs, and when I reined up on a small hilltop I discovered I was absolutely alone. With horrible visions of my frleniS lying mangled and dead, I turned and rode like well, we will pass up the simile! Small boys yelled as I clatter ed under the bridge; a big splash of mud hit me in the eye. Still I rushed on. Nothing doing! No one in sight. In an agony of apprehension I dash ed into the academy. "Has Newport (the horse's name. I did not dare to ask for her!) come in yet?" I demanded. The groom looked a little queer. "Yes, ma'am," he answered. And there stood the horse as meek aa could be, and there against the wall leaned my friend, white as a sheet. She gripped my arm fiercely. "Don't you tell a living soul," she gasped. "He wheeled tvelve times right there in tha road, and then he cracked up his heels, and I let him take me home!" The next'time we go out together wa shall not settle on any particular des tination for fear that the horses may decide differently. It is up to them! S S There's a new type of woman abroad in the land, and the close wad of m husband is responsible for her. She sends things home C. O. D. or on the installment plan. In one case I actually know of wifey wanted a grand piano, cost a thousand dollars. Did she ask him for It? How innocent you are! Nay! Nay! She bought it on the Installment plan paid $100 down, and when he came home from a little trip to Chi cago, behold, the lovely piano fn tha parlor and $900 for him to pay. He growled something awful, but he couldn't afford to send it back. Ha paid. What Is more, he became Impatient at the installments and paid, to use his own language, "for the whole bloomingr thing at once." " Only he didn't say "blooming." High- - ly elated with her success, the lady subsequently procured an antique ma hogany dresser and a set of sables In the same way. Why doesn't . her husband divorce her? Foolish you! While groaning under her cleverness, he admires It too much! New York.