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Over in London just now th*y are having a
tinted revival of discussion over the qul-s-
Con, "Are Englishmen more selfish in their at
**-'-'■ to women than their American brothers,
and do American women d>-manJ much more of
the men they know than their sisters in the
King's country T' A certain Mrs. Tweedie start
■l it this time by publishing recently in an
fat -. newspaper. "The Daily Mail," some in
teresting c-,r.<c -,r.< iu^ions which she id reached
■ter seme cross-<juestioning of both men ai •]
women. The pith of her findings was thai Eng
lishmen were sadly remiss, .-:••■ to the
Jact that English women expected little of them,
lad that Anv-rican girls were far more sensible
Is deciding not to waste hospitality over those
who wouli not return it. All this may be very
logical, but it does not lit any of the
Panics concerned, unless it is the English
woman, who nas always held to the me-k and
lew'y ro] e which becomes her pink and white
eoior *;henie.
The young men In London have gone after
Mrs. Tweed:- with a series of semi-humorous
replies. They retort that no English girl would
ever expect a man to take her riding in the
art( senj her flowers and candy and buy her
boi-« at the theatre. Their fathers are willing
*sd ready to supply these things, along with the
«=tenainnjer.t of any ... young men the
E:r -' choose to honor. They assert that this in
13 :t should be, and that the American girl who
& ai«'s her hospitality contingent on its being
in some way really loses In. the end.
onselrea of the feeling of social liability in as
tZs 7 a. way, for as it is they suffer un-l'-r l.
*=d have no hope of ever getting even.
The discussion does not become really inter
*a;"?. however, until taken up with a popular
girl, one who is living arid wants to
**;> on living In New-York.
The very i^.-a!" one exclaimed in h<-r sur-
J s "^". when the matter was brought to her at
teatiou. -The person who .said that American
tr!3 only •-Mt.-rta.ined that; they might be paid
a '-a in v.- game coin either didn't know us or
*•* fiellberately tilling awful stories."
jAnd why do you entertain?" she was ask~d.
What a question! Don't I lik~ to give my
Weeds a good Urn«? I>.> you know any better
*/ Of ajJi.ng to your own happiness than by
■**jHMpi table? This commercialism, if there
* is anything in it, would spoil the whole thing.
Wpttality wiih strings to it is no hospitality
at a u...
you ar<- always going sum.- place with
* raen whom you entertain here. 1.-n't that
your hospitality?" asked the man.
Yoa "Bean to insinuate that I am 'working*
?*•• ••you she sniffed. "If you could hear
•as beg to Lake me to places, and see the many
*?» in which I refuse to allow them to send
t>*«gs. >• „v would n.-ver have the boldness
-?** a cha nse "ke that."
°« are ft fortunate girl :" replied the man,
T*"^ 5 *- "I can see how a man might be de-
cf even having you indebted to him for a
Vlk , or '*'' of pleasure. But how about the
j^ American ctrl. thl one who isn't charm
"Stop It, sirf sinterr
;.' "There are no
are all cha r ning, and If 1
. . . i man was .
irn previou
The S fw-York mai
asks him about it. "& ire lx
ur {
he m ill ?a . Well, l
: - '
. ild be sort
'w< rked !ry it,
We take tl
theatres a . . rs. 1
t., - .
Half a dozen Staten Island children, boys and
girls whose ages range from twelve to fifteen j
have had a craze for amateur theatricals for
some time. They cross the ferry and go up to
the Broad playhouses just as often as their j
parents can be persuaded to jive permission, j
Then they go home and repeat as much of the
play as they can remember, which usually in
cludes til of the fighting and loving parts, and
much of the humor. They were Invited to end
the holidays with a house party at a West Sev
entieth-st. home. The hostess knew of their ■
fondness for acting, and asked them to produce !
a play for the Saturday evening entertainment
of a few old guests. The children were de
lighted, and rushed off to talk it over.
"What shall we play?" was the cry at first.
" 'Don Caesar's Return,' " answered one.
■ Monsieur HeaucainV " insisted another.
Soon there were two factions, each determined
that the play they favored should be the one
produced A suggestion that they compromise
on "D'Arcy of the Guards" did not mccl with
favor. At last some one suggested that they
make a combination of "Beaucalre" and "Don j
The youthful dramatist sat down to sketch

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From Ihe London Chronicle.
The coronation clubs, formed for t h<- purpose
of providing people with clothes for the forth
coming ceremony, can have the satisfaction ••!
knowing thai they would nol have li-.-m allowed
to exist In Elizabeth's reign. The "virgin"
Queen's love of pageants anl tine clothes proved!
■!•■ Infectious that lawn had to b< made to control
Hi'- iir"t--s of citizens. Merchants'.^.wlves \\>\
forbidden In wear "monstrous hats In garish
olors, which are winked at and Ixifne within
Lhe court," in i had to conteril themselves ill -
stead with knitted white woollen cans. It is
something to feel that the (lower girls have a!
tered all that nowadays, and that the winking
is done, as ii were, with the other eye. Appar
ently, too, the modish woman already sent to
Paris for her gowns; for another regulation of
the same period forbade any but the nobility
to wear woollen stuffs that were manufactured
m the Continent. And even Queen Alexandra's
kindly hint in support of home industries will
scarcely dissociate chiffons from the land of
tht-ir birth.
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jpray on both - : ■•
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- is t ii-- Ice brid ?e, the most v i
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which - . visitors pass, and ft
gain a fine . iew of fr sen Niagara
/ i Mill \i: ONLY I\ \ l \IH.
From The Washingti n Star
The steeplechase was on when young Sirs
Torkina took her place in itu- grandstand.
--X' (aimed. There
vhere in the world those horsea are g -
Ing next."
'"Not .■ • ■ i • ■ with the c .
Why don't they run straight ahead?"
Hecause it is not that kind of a race.*"
"i in. I understand. This Is one •■(" I
•re i.k ■! races I have read so much about. 1 v i
: r . da\ •• i i han< c I
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From The Arerisburger Tageblatt.
The ladles of the town of Arensburg i ■•■ pas*
sionatc card players. Since they are not ,i'
lowed to play at the local clubs, they make up
games at their friends' houses and gamble all
day through: As soon as the cash funds run
short they take to various articles, mostly toil< t
belongings. Thus one lost to another her corset,
one lost a bonnet, a third some lace and per
fumes, and they go even so far as losing their
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