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It is made of chenille and chiffon. The chenille is in the form of bra!<l eloselj gathered around
the nrck. and In long strings on the ends of the boa, these strings being connected by chiffon In a
most effective and novel manner. The muff Is made of the same materials.
Paris. July 36.
The wardrobes carried to Tmuville and the other
smart French resorts comprise a large proportion
l of white rowns. For almost any style of gown
n while seems the favorite color. Women past their
1 £rgt youth are the most ardent devotees of this
color, while pale pink and blue are largely rele
gated to young girls.
Tr.e Enpiish embroideries only grow In popularity
es the stason approaches August, and there are few
midsummer outfits that do not comprise at least
one gown made entirely of this openwork stuff.
Such a grown ie generally made with ruffled or
flounced skirt and trimmed with some touches of
;ace. The material is pretty mounted over a
colored foundation, and is slightly more youthful
than when kept all white. But there are many
more elaborate ways of using the English embroid
ery. Typically Parisian is a gown of cream colored
embroidery combined with blue cloth In a pastel
shade. The skirt is almost entirely of the embroid
ery, trimmed with many cloth straps, and the hat>it
Is of clotb. elaborately trimmed with the embroidery.
The idea, of course, suggests the models of colored
lace and rloth that had such success in the spring,
but ths embroidered linen used in this way Is de
cidedly novel.
Plqu« gowns in great numbers are being worn,
8.-B.C are made novel by means of the most elaborate
and original embroideries. Some of these suggest
the Japanese, some the Persian and Indian patterns
ana many less known patterns taken from the cos
tumes of Balkan peasants. These are used on
sever* tailored suits of pique and linen.
Cotton embroideries are. having a great spurt of
popularity that promises to last. A blue cotton em
broidery done on an inserted pattern of white silk
makes a most effective trimming on a gown of
cream colored toile. About the bottom of the skirt
is a Dcrd. r of the silk hemstitched on the bcttom
and making irregular, deep te«>th on the upper edge,
OMB the heavy embroidery r:rs over this On the
.blouse the same trimming fcrms a stole ending at
the "belt and with the cut out piece filled in by a
draped chemisette cf wMsc moussellne de sole. The
ciose sleeves have turnup embroidered cuffs at the
elbows, and draped, unlined undersleeves. Imitating
a high' wrinkled glove, of BMNSBBCstee de soie. The
•waistband is of black velvet, and about the choker
Is s. loose, narrow cravat of the Mm*.
A charming costume of white mousselir.e de sole
has the bodice and a deep yoke on the skirt painted
■with bunches of pink rosee. The rest of the skirt
Is coveroc with mousseline de sole ruffles bordered
■Kith little hemstitched bands of pink silk. The full
e'.eeves are gathered into wristbands of Cluny. and
the same lace makes a deep collar held with a pink
eilk chou.
This model Is reproduced in an Inexpensive gown
made partly of plain black muslin and partly of
biack. spotted with white. The ruffles on the ekirt
are of the plain black, bordered with white ribbon,
end the upper part of the 6kirt and the blouse and
big sleeves are of the fancy stuff, loosely pleated.
The collar and cuffs are of Irish point.
A simple August toilet is of white English em
broidery, the skirt made in three parts and the
fclouse almost covered by a deep bertha. There is a
j-rftty belt and loose cravat of black velvet. An
other girlish gown is of cream batiste embroidered
•■•■ white and trimmed with sash and cravat of
red and white spotted foulard. Foulard seems mure
often used as a trimming now than for an entire
Some modish women are affecting long, perfectly
close sleeves. Several seen at the charity fete given
at Versailles recently were worn by women who
have a reputation for leading the modes. One gown
was of a light weight white cloth trimmed with
bands of the same and Irish lace. The Irish lace,
•whica looked well combined with cioth, was used to
form a yoke on the skirt and the lower part of the
blouse, headed and finished below the yoke by sev
eral narrow ftUched bands. Tne choker and small
pointed emplecement of the lace were framed in a
collar of cloth trimmed only by the bands, and the
long, close sleeves were trimmed by alternate bands
of lace and cloth. On the bottom of the skirt bands
of cloth and lace were u?eti to make deep points.
Another gown was of black Chantlllj la.cc inset
■ tft panels of English embroidery. The elbow
■tecyes were perfectly close and finished with no
trimming save a cluster of black velvet loops.
There was also a lace cravat held by a bunch of
ribbon loops; but the whole idea of the costume was
«f long up and down lines. It wa» worn with a flat
hat of black lac*\ trimmed with long black plumes,
and tone mitts of Chantllly lace.
There a.re far mor.- feathers than flowers ueed in
millinery now. An imitation feather made cf mous
pellne it very effective and becoming. The lace
mitts that have •<■:-. so much talked about and
written cf th!« season have had only a moderate
Furcc-B». - The lace shops carry them and advertise
them, but one ppcb lew of UM best dressed women
•wearing them. Those of Chantilly are really most
Cbantllly lace Is growing popular. Beautiful long
evening cloakr are ti.ao» of ■■ mounted generally
over •white. Thr««-c.uarter cloaks of light 'weight
cloth, are trimmed with panels of it, or it ia com
bined with white lace and embroidered mousseline.
L.tt>. coquettish, ehort sacques with pleated sides
and big. or-^r s!e«v«s come in r «nti!ly lace.
A < harming gown Is of black Chantilly mounted
ov«=r -white end trimmed -with entredeux and appll
epttSßS Of Irish point. The skirt is made with a.
sflssli apron bordered with the white lace appli
r&tJons, and about the rest of the skirt sr» two
4e*v flounces trimmed with applications and beaded
by the emredeux arranged in points. The Ixxliee
has a choker and j-oke runr.ine in points almost to
the waist in front' of Hue cloth stripe. i with lines
of black velvet, and about the shoulders a deep
cape ffi'lar of tlv Chantilly trimmed with white
lace app!iratior« There are full lace sU eves over
ciise undersleeves of blue cloth and ribbon velvet.
IP "nv.rriafrp." as the French couturiers term It.
of the two laces is successful and the touch of light
blue cloth most effective.
These light cloths which are appearing now will
be more prominent In the early autumn. Cloth has
never before probably come in so lieht a quality, at
the same time firm and with a lovely finish. One
of the new models sh^ws a gown of pale gray
cloth made up with an under gown of white mous
seline de sole covered with a trellis work of pray
silk passementerie and trimmed with passementerie
ornament". The skirt, which Is laid in small, round
pleats, opens in front over a panel of accordion
pleated white mousseline de FOie, covered by a
trellis work of gray pa-sFementerle attached on the
sides with long, dangling ornaments. The bodice
has n little cleated bolero and short, full, pleated,
sleeves. The under bodice and sleeves m-iteh the
panel on the skirt.
There will undoubtedly be an effort to introduce
panels. Skirts made up with panels of lace com
bined \cjth' some material arr- already popular, and
the idea promises to be further developed in the
autumn. Whethf-r pkirts opened to show n. front
panel will '•go" is a mooted question.' but the at
tempt will be made.
A rather sensational but most effective evening
gown ie made entirely of let fringe. The skirt has
the foundation of black silk covered Iby six rows of
deep jet fringe arranged to make points in front.
The corsage shows a deep belt of black satin, but,
aside from this, is covered by the fringe.
Black lace evening «<>wns are popular this year,
and also black and white combinations. A hand
some toilet is made of accordion pleated black
moussellne de sole and panels of Chantilly over a
light foundation. The first foundation of the gown
is white satin: this is covered with pink moussellne
de soie surmounted by white net, the pink giving
only a slight suggestion of color. On the corsage
r.re flat bolero pieces of lace. Inserted in the loose,
pleated black mousseline de sole, and there is a
prominent strip of pink velvet outlining the decol
letage with an inch or so of "black lace slipping
over this. . ,
An effective dinner gown is made of white mous
seline de sole striped with vertical lines of black
velvet over a white foundation. The gown is
trimmed with a large stole Of mixed black and
white lace lightly sprinkled with gold paillettes. On
one shoulder is a gold and black rose, and there Is
a second for the hair.
English women teachers are pleased over a step
in advance made by one of their number. Miss
Charlotte E. Ainslie. B. A., senior lecturer in tho
<"a.mr.r!dge Training College, has been appointed
head mistress of George Watson's Ladles' Collet*.
M Kdlnburgh. This Is paid to be one of the princi
pal secondary schools In Scotland, and has previ
ouate alwavg had a man at the head. The salary
lo £4M a year, making it one of the highly desirable
I ■ ns in the profession in Great Britain.
Lady Florence l>lx!e. the English woman who |
has been Interested in many reform crusades, has !
addressed an oper letter to President Roosevelt
on the subject of child labor In America, calling,,,
upon him to urn his lnfluenco against It,
NEW-YORK DAILY TMBifeE. SU^DAY. ? AUGUfr? 3. 1902.
"We hav-e but recently returned," said a member
of the New-York Council of the Sequoya League,
"from a unique camping trip in Arizona, which had
for one of its objects the study of Apache life at
first hand. Fortunately for our peace of mind, we
did not realize until it was over and we were back
in civilization that we came rather near being in
the midst of a real Indian 'scare'— Apache at that.
"It happened to be a week or two after the an
nouncement on the part of the government that
ration?; wore to be cut off from the San Carlos
Apaches on July 1. and thereafter the Indians would
be forced to work.
"While this programme was based on the right
principles of Indian management, theoretically,
for the policy of the government is to break up
tribal relations and force all Indians to become
self-supporting as soon as possible, the mental at
titude of the Apaches is decidedly antagonistic to
it? practical application in their special case. Indian
nature cannot be changed In one generation. The
majority of the older bucks will not accept hard
labor. When they learned that the government
proposed to stop issuing rations they became sullen
and indulged in many threats. They began manu
facturing bows an<i arrows, wore secretly laying in
guns .-md ammunition and openly threatening to
take to the hill?— which would have meant depreda
tions upon live stock and the murder of solitary
prospectors and ranchmen.
"The immediate con?equen( c would have been a
general uprising of the people of Arizona that
•would have left no further occasion for figuring
on the Apache problem, but hundrrds of peaceful
Indians, ss well as white people, would have suf
fered for the deeds of a few marauders.
"Fortunately for all concerned, letters of warning
from the officials at the various Apache agencies
wer? forwarded to the Governor of Arizona, who in
turn advised the Secretary of the Interior of the
situation, whiio the Secretary of War also received
confirmation of th.^ news from army officers, and
It was nt or.re decided to rescind the orders given
for the cutting off of the rations. Of all this under
lying ferment, however, we were blissfully Ignorant
at tho time, or wo mlsrht not have stepped in so
blithely where others, fnmili-ir with Apache nature.
niisht have feared to tread.
"A twenty-six mile drive ncropp the de?crt, with
occasional detours to examine some of the old Tnl
tcc irrigation dlt h< «— triumphs of engineering skill
— formr-d tin? Interesting prelude to our trip. The
Interlude 'n^ludr-d h;i!ts at several deserted ranches,
whose roofless adobe walla and mutely staring doors
and windows told the story of some one's fruitless
toll and blasted hopes: a sharp climb up the spurs
of the M:izatzal runs*', the former scene of many
a bloo«iy encounti - between the fierce Apache of
the hills and the peaceful but bravo Pima of the
valley, and then a stop at old Fort McDowell, aban
doned by the government pome years ago. Built In
■ " ■ afford protection to the settlers in the Salt
River Valley from the troublesome Tonto and Pinal
Apaches. Its adobe buildings have mostly crumbled
back to Mother Earth from which they sprung,
though the commandant's house, fallen from its
former high estate, still offers protection to a mon
grel crowd of Mexlcano?. chi'kens. cats and sharp
nosed coyote pups.
"The grand nnnle of our trip, however, was our
camp a half mile beyond the fort, on the brow of
a little hill sharply descending on the one. side to
the Verde River and on tho other looking directly
down into thr Apache village. It was an Ideal
place for a camp, combining those two ran> requi
sites In a desert country— plenty of woo-1 and water.
There was a hi? mesquite tr. c. whose low, thick
brunches. Bweeplng the ground, served admirably
to hold our toilet accessories as well «s the baps
and box^s of provisions out of the way of swarming
ants and thievish coyotes.
"There was also the foundation of a small adobe
building, evidently started by the soldiers for a
guard or pest house, but never completed. The
walls on three slrti-s ha<) risen to the height of
three or four feet, and within this partial ln-
Closure two folding nrmy ct« ivi-rc set up for
!'■ women of the party, and covered with the
thick Navajo blankets that no camper is over vol
untarily without. The horses were unharnessM
and unsaddled and staked close enough to be un
der constant observation— this more from f> nr of
our 'CJr- aser 1 neighbors than the Indians.
A Pan-Amorican attraction that Is nowr amrrttnK thousands of grown people and children at Con^y Island.
"Supplies were unpackpd, the campfire started,
th» coffee pot soon sending forth it? fragrant
aroma, eommliiKled with th«- sizzllnp; bacon, and
just as the desert moon rose, bis, bright and orange
hued, warming th<» sky. spreading- its wide light
across miles and miles of greasewood and nies
quite and silvering the edges of the mountain
peaks, we dropped down, after the fashion of the
ancient Romans, to enjoy an evening meal.
"Then came the post-prandial pipe for the men, the
wee bit talk of the day's doings and plans for the
morrow, and in less than an hour and a half from
the time we made camp we were all stretched out
for the niKht. our canopy the sky, our chamber
the grt;it sand wrapped desert, whose mystery,
says Van Dyke, 'no man knows. Was there ever
such a hush as that which eteals from star to
star across the firmament! Lying down there In
the sands of the desert alone, and at night, with
a saddle for your pillow and your eyes Flaring
upward at the stars, how incomprehensible it all
seems! The Immensity and the mystery are ap
palling, and yet these very features attract the
thought and draw the curiosity of man.' *
"By daybreak we were awake, and. still lying
In our blankets, could look down at the little vil
lage of scattered tepees and brush shelters and
see the Indian women already astir— big scar
let Bhawls flashing: like great red winged birds
against the clear blue of the Arizona sky. As they
sleep in the clothes they wear, packed in together
like sardines, the morning toilet Is evidently a work
of supererogation. No bucks were visible. Like
many of their palefaced brothers, they probably
luxuriated in 'forty winks.' the while the women
made th<? tiny fire and got the breakfast.
"In cool weather a little 'squaw fire* is built In
the centre of the tepee, though there is no ventila
tion, and no way for the smoke to escape, save by
the low door. Most of the year the merest little
handful of fire outside suffices to cook the pot of
brown frijoles or bake the cakes of mesquite bean
"The mesquite bean is their staff of life. This
grows on low. wide spreading prickly trees, re
sembling the locust. There are two species— the
long beanllke pod of one growing from four to six
inches long, and the other In clusters of wiry curls
or screws The latter are called 'screw' beans.
The°e beans consist of a hard outer pod, contain
ing "a number of hard little kernels. The pods are
sweet agreeable to the taste and extremely nutri
tious ' The Indians gather them and bury them in
the "-round until they sweat or ferment. They are
then dug up and spread in large baskets to dry.
after which they are ground with flour and made
into cakes or a thin mush. They are also eaten
ra -^Our own breakfast quickly dispatched, we start
ed down the hill to make the acquaintance of our
\pache neighbors. On the road we passed a '"tie
wooden house, presumably a former adjunct of the
°"Its door and windows were tightly closed, but a
written placard tacked on the door Invited atten
" 'March 20, 19<>2. Dan Corliss and Bill Peterson {
smallpox guards over Jack Delancey and a nigger.
"Unmindful of the order of our going, so long as
we got out of the way, we clattered over the stony
tra'.l. across the slender tree trunk that bridged
a mountain arroya, then scrambled up. choosing
the path that led'm the nearest tepee.
"The Indians here, about one hundred and nrty
in number, were all Mojave or Yuma Apaches.
whose forebears rind for centuries claimed these
crags and butfs as their ancstrnl home. Round
ed up with the rest of their tribe by Generals Crook
and Lawton, they wero placed under military
guard al San Carlos In 1574. Thirteen yean a?o
th"y were promised that if they would stay peace
ably and rnako no trouble the government would
Kive them their own land in severally to cultivate.
Having fullill^d thHr part of th« contract, they
came down two years atro by permission of tho
agent, anxious to get tiuir promised fields. But
the wheels of government are slow in their revolu
tion and these— the best of the San Carlos Apaches
—still wait for the fulfilment of the promise made
<>n the part of the Ore:it Father.
"This is certainly discouraging, for they are mis
erably poor, the littlp they earn ry helping the
Mexican ranchers in the Verde Valley or making
bows and arrows for the Phoenix curio shops
hardly sufficing to keep body and soul together.
Indeed, they could scarcely do it at all were it not
for the squaws, who make some of the most beauti
ful baskets to be found in the entire Southwest.
The women here, as in all savage tribes, are the
burden bearers. They carry immense loads on the
head or in bundles wrapped In long sheets and
hanging from the head down the back. If the
family owns a burro or pony the man rides, as a
matter of course, while the squaw follows on foot,
•packing' the load.
"When young tho Apache women are the hand
somest of all the North American Indians; but they
age and wither or grow stout, greasy and barrel
shaped very early. They frequently marry at
eleven or twelve years of age. and are old enough
to be retired at twenty. Much freedom is allowed
them in the selection of a companion, and they are
even entitled to take the initiative in signifying
their preference. Their dress Is picturesque and
becoming. It consists of a skirt of gay calico,
either red or edged with red about the bottom, and
a long, flowing, straight wrap made of red ban
dana handkerchiefs. Thes<? they buy by the yard.
The Martha Washington design Is a great favorite.
They pin this garment around the shoulders. The
body from the waist up is usually bare. Their feet
are'bar^ or encased in moccasins of untanned cow
hide They bang their hair just above the eyes ami
cut it square off at ttie shoulders. They paint their
faces in red. black or yellow, to suit their own ideas
of beauty. They are inordinately fond of pea as.
and wear them in masses over their shoulders as
capea or around their necks. Just at present a big
jewsharp suspended from a string about tftej nec«
is deemed the acme of elegance, while a >£rtaß«l
little bells tied around the leg Just belotv the «nee
has the cachet of Dame Fashion .In Apachelanjd.
"The young women are great gigglers and arrant
flirts— a'marked contrast to the men. who are a g
nlty itself. They are the typical Indian of the old
time novel-tall and straight as popas with
square shoulders, deep chests, slender loins we^i
rounded, sinewy limbs, and small hands and BMC.
Most of the Indians now have their hair cut
though the old ones clir.tr tenaciously to their long
locks, binding them around with a yellow or crim
son fillet. They are one and all inveterate gam
"In the first tepee we entered we found about
ten seated in a circle on the ground. In the centre
they had spread an old cloth, and on this each man
had laid his pile. The cards were Mexican, date
18S2. greasy, worn and supplemented In several
cases by cards from another pack. Silent and
solemn they sat. chewing their tobacco, STunting
out their bids and bluffs, rakine in their stakes and
feeding the Jackpot with as much gravity as though
they were playing for lives instead >.f a few bits
"They acknowledged our presence hy a guttural
•Huh!' hut wen! on with their play. Several women,
in their Intervals of basket making, baby tending
and fagot packing, walked ta .m.l out. keeping an
Interested eye on - while the barest tet
•-trapped in its bark cradle m<i set on end
against the wall, with a tattered American flag
draped over Ita protecting willow hood, gurgled
with ..pen mouthed delight. Babies are numerous
among the Apaches, but many die young owing to
re and neglect The women never carry the
babies on their backs, but on the side, the Jolly
little rascil straddling the hip and clutching tna
arm of its mother.
"The young babies are ptrapp-d with thongs or
oxblde or willow bark into cradles made „f a willow
limb bent like an <<\ bow. When enga^d in house
aties or at ;i friendly game of ,-ards the
cradle is laid flat on the cr.uind or leaned against
r.st st :!!■■ nary point.
■\\] the ':. 'he east that the door may
be directly open to the influences of Qastceyalcl.
„ „ „. „ , f pawn. As they come out of the -lour in
•!•. morning each person bows reverently to
the sun Both the tepee and its furnishings aro
simple In the extreme. Four posts six or elsrht
feet long are placed in the ground, one at each
corner of a rectangle. The sides are composed of
several layers of weeds, and the roof first covered
with poles and weeds, then with dirt. On the res
ervations the more advanced Apaches are besrln
nin to build little cabins. But 'No need build
here/ said Yuma Frank's pretty wife Mary to us.
•till govraent tell us we stay. Then we biiild nic
house like white man. with stove an dishes
Waitum two years. Mebby tell pretty soon ?
Meanwhile, how do they live? A mat or'bundlo
of old quHts in one corneV. a nole in the mUb l" V
the floor, for a fire, with a blackened tin can °r
battered ooOes pot beside it; a water bottle ortwa
made of wtllow and pitched inside and out two r
three, bowa and arrows, or an occasional Winches
ter hune on a projecting branch; a pair of m «"
sms and a coll of black devils claw willow for
basket weavln *- No chairs or tables, no dishe/
no extra garments. In one tepee there was a sick
squaw crouched over a few smouldering embVrV
ber W f}L a rfull^ h0 . t da >'' but her face las It vt
her lips white and she was shlv.
Me sick, she said, plaintively. Just then a
tame gopher ra across the dirt floor, and got into
the hot coals. -Petie! Petie! Petie!' she exclaimed
S f, tU , n if h ,er own infirmities, reached over
gathered up the 1 ttleTodent. and tenderly brushed
off the ashes, still ejaculating 'Petie! Petie! Pete---
This we afterward learned was tho p«t name io-
Not all of the improvements are quite com
plete, but the roadway has been watered and
swept, and the Library fenc» ia being repa:---=l
In line with this activity, the "Popular Shop"
is prepared to show rm:oh that is attractive and
not to be had elsewhere.
Cbe "popular Sbop."
Openlngr Xctt Importations
Early Fall Decoration
Town Houses aid Apartments.
The .MflloK'h Wall Pi»per»,
select style* at moderate cost.
■ The Japanese l>ra>« < lothn.
In a variety of brilliant colorlngrs.
The Cecil A in Nor«erjr Paper*.
incliiilinic The >oah'» \rk Procession,
XJTSelections by Retail Customers may be purchased
by Decorators or Estate Owners.
3os«p?t ?l. 3KcHuglx it Co*
42D ST. W. 4.T STH AVB.
tTrade Harks Reg'd.)
* LL. superfluous hair permanently remove*} : no •!■•_
,\ triclty or poison. MADAM .VIAAS. 135 Wegt 22d-«t.
plied to small boys. Apache women have some
times been called as cruel and bloodthirsty as the
men. but there was evidently a tender spot for th»
weak and helpless in this poor creature's heart.
Most of the people we found extremely superstitious
and averse to having their pictures taken; but
Delia, a remarkably pretty girl, whom we found
basket weaving with a little hand mirror and a
pair of scissors hung on a twig by her side, rose
blithely when we ahowed her 50 cents, adjusted her
beads and Jewsharp. threw off her kerchief man
tle, and. lifting a moon faced papoose which stood
conveniently near, presented herself for a snap.
"We soon found that the polite and proper tWng
to do in visiting the tepees was to enter, and irttfla
the hostess stood hospitably without as i 3 tparfts
etiquette, examine all her possessions, haadttag
each one. and with great gusto express our unquali
fied admiration. As the da>-3.went on our visit 3
were returned with Interest. Or.c morning w»wer»
wakened from a swt»>t dream of peace by ttia
plaintive notes of some strange stringed instru
ment—almost like an apolian harp. Jumping up,
we beheld a dusky Orpheus approaching, .(rawing
a tiny bow over a one stringed hollow bamboo, and
eliciting thereby a minor melody that might hava
emanated from 'David's harp of solemn sound.*
'Two bits.' he ejaculated, pointing to his instru
ment, and we cheerfully handed out a silver quar
ter, receiving In return the bow and native violin.
No sooner was thi3 transaction complete than f-on»
some other recess in his garments he drew forta
a little flageolet, fashioned from a reed. and. put
ting It to his lips, breathed forth another melody.
'Two bits' he murmured again, and again we be
came the proud possessors of this pipe of peace.
His stock of musical Instruments exhausted, ha
crossed his feet, struck a statuesque pose, and,
pointing to the camera, repeated his favortta
phrase. Two bits!' and we again fell willing prey
to his commercial enterprise. • • -
"The Apaches are naturally good flnar.-'ers,
shrewd and keen at a bargain. On the rare occa
sions in which they are permitted to go to Ph<snix
or Mesa to trade, they make a store to store can
vas to see where they can get the most for their
money. They know exactly what they want, and
where they cannot make the clerk understand they
go behind the counter and make their own selec
tion. Instead of paying for their purchases* all to
gether they settle for each article at a tlm». wait*
ing for their change before buying anything else.
They are partial to clean, bright money, and will
hand back a dirty nickel to have it replaced by a
new one. They have a special weaknes3 for date 3
and watermelons, and will spend their last cent for
the latter. The women and children are devoted
to pasteboard boxes, and will rummage the waste
barrels In the rear of the shops to get as many as
possible. ; ,_ __
"As a people they are exceptionally honest. Oh*
of the first acts of an. Apache returning from ths
prison at Yuma. where he had served a two years'
sentence for assault, was to settle a grocery bill
of $175; this without solicitation. Contrary to
general opinion, the Apache has many other excel
lent traits that, wisely olreeted. wilL in the next
generation, at least, show good results. These
IcDowell Indians, especially, are not coffee cool
ers. They are not loafers or beggars or drones.
All that they ask Is the !3nd that was promised
them and the necessary farming Implements t.>
enable them to become «elf-supporting. While tha
apaches are still far from te;ns: civilized Indians,
there is little doubt that >vith wise encouragement
they will turn their hands as rapidly to the plough,
as they did to the scalpln? knife.
"Since our return from our trip. Mr. and Mrs.
W H. GUI missionaries of the American Sunday
School Union, who have .lone such excellent work
on thr Pirna Salt River Indian Reservation, hay-»
decided to leave the work so well established thera
in other hands, and begin their labors among lha
Apaches. Mrs. Gill will Instruct the women in
housekeeping, show them he<w sa cut and mak*
their clothes and how to care for their babies. sh»
will also encourage their return to the b»a'jti^;^
aboriginal basketwork for which their tribe waj
\/ jk'^T °im ydm ml Mrm, v%\
"Co-operative housekeeping la a failure." sa!d tha
girl bachelor with a weary sigh, as she stood wait*
lrg for the van th.it was expected to clear up tlia
last vestige of the little home she had started so
zealously about eight months agi>.
"What's the matter?"* asked the married woman
who lived on the first floor.
"I don't exactly know." said the girl bachelor.
"There were four of us. Dolly played the violin,
Molly is an artist. Polly writ.-s. and I am a piar.Ls:.
The combination seemed to promise all right, but
somehow It didn't go. I have simmered the thins
down to the fact that you can live successfully
only with your relatives, who are wiHlr.sr to a'.arrel
with you once In a whii». when everything gets
tangled up. and then, after every one's mind is
relieved, everybody will forget it— and begin all
over again, on the same basis. You never can do
this unless you belong to the same family. There
are times when one feels obliged to behave abom
inably, and. of course, if you do this when you llv*
with mere friends they iio not understand, and cha
friendship ceases."
"There's a bit of truth in that." said the Biailled
woman. "Sometimes It's hard to live with the ona
we love. I know by experience."
"It's the atmosphere." said the girl bachelor. -
"The thought.-" all quarrel. I went into this part
nership under the impression that if I catered con
scientiously, and every one paid up. all would ba
tine. 1 said I would be the housekeeper, and a!l
housekeeping problems should be referred to me.
So we all contributed. Dolly furnished the dishes,
and Polly brougnt rugs and a couch; I contributed
the piano, the chafing dish and the pictures, and
Molly brought pillows, and a fishnet for the wall,
and then we bought a few tnings on time."
"Who did the housework?" asked the married
woman, who was .i practical person.
"There was some trouble with the housework/*
admitted the girl bachelor, meditatively. "There
was no one to wash the dishes. Dolly couldn't <la
housework, because it destroyed, her hands so
that she couldn't play the violin, and Polly said
she always broke her nncer nails when she made
beds. Molly said sweeping gave her the backache,
and so the hulk of it fell on me Of course, I had
my practising, but wh«»n the fiat got so thick that
I couldn't kick my way through it I had to go t>>
work and clean out."
"I wouldn't have done it." protested th» married
woman, stoutly.
"I could have stood that. said the girl bachelor,
"if they hadn't worn my thinn?. "
"Not your clothes?" queried the married wooMHL
"Yea. my clothes. I didn't mind so much thel"
taking my ties nnd my collar?, but when it came
to my hats and my slippers? I think I needed th«
slippers most. It was difficult, very."
"I think It was a perfect Imposition." said the
marrl*«l woman, sympathetically. "What became
of your colleagues?"
"£>oll> has gone home with nervous prostratlSßW, I
Polly got married last week. We gave Polly a wed
ding Molly has gone to live In a settlement.
Dolly. Molly. Polly— Folly* I am Folly! Thar
have gone and left me with s.his whole flat on my
hands to clean up. The urnlture merchant i 9 com
ing to take back the furniture. Ho calls it fore
closure; I call it release "
"What are you KOln? to dr>T' asked tho married I
woman. .
"As soon as the van comes." said the girl bache- .
lor, sitting down on the doorstep. "I shall have tna
stuff piled Into it. and then, if I do not change mf
mind. I shall have It unloaded in a vacant lot
somewhere, and then I will touch a match to it ancl
burn it up. My physician thinks my spine 13 af
fected—but It's only the strenuous life I have been
living, trying to harmonize the atmosphere b>m>
hv four women. As If I could do that! Well. It 3
live and learn. Could you let me have a f?w
matches?" .• „,. ■
"I'll tell you what; in* only kind of co-opera tlv«
housekeeping that succeeds Is the kind T am * I
partner In," said the married woman, as she wer..
off after the matches.
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1 Use Lundborgs
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