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LADY MACLEOD MATA-HARI, WHO INTERPRETS THE SACRED DANCES OF INDIA.
Photograph taken in Paris for the New-York Tribune.
^Sacred Dances of Brahmcinism,
Paris, June 15.?Keen interest in Parisian artistic
and fashionable circles, ever in search of novelty,
is elicited by a young and attractive woman. Lady
MacLeod Mata-Hari. who, under the auspices of
several French Academicians, including Henry
Houssaye, Victorien Sardou. Edonard D?taille,
Henri Lavedan, and of th?? eminent painters, such
as Alfred Roll, Albert Besnard, and patronized by
the Duchesse d'U??s. Mme. Madeleine Lemaire,
Comtesse Mathieu de N'oailles and other prominent
mondaines, has had the courage to become a sort
of terpsichorean personification of Brahmanlsm.
Lady MacLeod was born In India. Her mother
was a Javanese and her fatner was a Dutchman,
and she married, when only fifteen years of age,
Sir John MacLeod, a Scotch baronet, who had
taken sen-ice In Java under the Dutch govern?
ment. Married Ufe waa n<>t congenial and a sep?
aration ensued. Tiie Ma -Leoij.? befriended the
young wife, whose husband, ii is alleged, slighted
her, and gave her employment as a Koverness. The
ambitious young grass widow found her position so
dependent upon her husbands relatives that she
decided to make a bold effort to tarn her own live?
lihood. She collected money enough to come to
PaxiR, and, being sui excellent equestrian, applied
to M. Mother, the wealthy amateur circus man?
ager, and asked if he would aid her to appear as
a circus rider. M. Mollier said: "It is impossible
in Paris to earn a living nowadays as an eques?
trienne. Almost every day we have applications
from highly talented lacias, perfected In haute
?cole methods of riding, who offer to pay large
sums of money if allowed to ride in one of the big
Parisian circuses. Moreover, these accomplished
ladles usually offer to supply their own well trained
Lady MacLeod became discouraged. She never?
theless, on one of M. Mollier's horses, went through
her performances in such a way as to win the
highest praise from the master judge, who, becom?
ing interested, asked: "W!, - else can you do""'
Lady MacLeod said: 'Why, I can dance the sacred
dances of India, which were taught me by my
mother, who belonged to the dominant caste of the
"Are you willing to show us a specimen of your
dancing?" asked M. Mother.
"Tes. indeed," replied Lady MacLeod, "but as my
VACATION HOUSES FOR WORKERS.
Holiday Opportunities Enjoyed by Fortu?
nate Club Members.
With the drawing near of the vacation season,
friendly interest questions concerning the working
woman's vacation?a rare week or two set in the
midst of fifty devoted to stenography, typesetting,
saleswork, ar.d similar occupation. How shall the
problems of railway fere and board be met. and an
opportunity t<> live rationally ar.d well for the brief
time be gained? The skilled working woman with
good salary faces no such difficulties: but the girl
who works for five or six dollars a week search??
almost hopelessly for a cheap hotel within reach of
her city ?u ? fare. What is there for her
need? These questiona, raited by a group of wo?
men recently, brought from one of the number
some Interesting facts regarding vacation i.
for women workers.
In New-York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massa?
chusetts, vacation or "holiday" houses have been
established in ?. . -ib!e from the larger
cities fer a fare varying from ten cents to perhaps
two dollars. Severa] >.f th? represent the
benevolent activity of Individu?is. In one charm?
ing country place near Bostop the owner virtually
?ntertaisa groupa 3f ?i^ht t?i t?n women for a week
or BO at a time all the summer?women who enjoy
whole-hcart?:dly the simple, abundant food, the
wide old booae, the woods and tbe lake, and who
pay two and a half dollars a week for board, which
?rovers only the table expense. In special cases the
guests are simply gu-jst.?-, cases where monotonous
lives need relief from the daily grind.
Many of these vacation houses represent the ef?
forts of working-women's clubs, directed usually
by women of leisure who are workers in or friends
of the clubs. Philadelphia clubs maintain Whit ford
Lodge, two hours out from the city; New-York
clu: s have their houses on Long Island, Massa?
chusetts supports hopsea at Princeton. Squantum,
and Bayside; Connecticut clubs have established
a house at Madison. Here the value of organized
efforts tells. The rent and certain fixed expenses
ci the house are ratted through the winter by
club entertainments, and the running expenses ar?r
met by the three or four dollars. <>r a]loroxlmat.?
amount, paid a ?reek tor board, as a ruie. In these
houses the guests care f?.ir their rooms and put
them in order for the n?-xt comer; in several of
the houses a co-operative system is followed, in ac?
cordance with which the guests wash dishes, set
and wait on tablo in turn. The work required is
decided upon by an executive council representing
the club or clubs having charge of the house, which
also decides other necessary matters of adminis?
But most houses, states the Informant, owe their
existence to the affection and co-operation of the
?working women themselves, and to. the devotion of
the women of leisure who work with the clubs
through the winter. The position of housekeeper
is invariably tilled by some cultivated and inter?
ested woman. At many houses one or two hostess?
es oralst in furnishing Initiative for picnics, dances,
drt-rr.atics. and in fusing into a delightful whole the
score or more unacquainted guests who are thrown
together for a week or two. The housekeepers or
hostesses In each vacati a bo asea Und their sum
mar* full of opportunities. The number of vacation
houses is small in comparison with the vastness
Of the need; but the number, however, increases
from year to year.
NOT KNOCKING ANYBODY.
People turned long ago
From the Man with the Hoe
To Usier; to the clamor
Of the Man with tiie Hammer.
dances are purely religious I fear they will not
catch the Parisian taste."
'Well, let us see." remarked M. Mollier.
Lady MacLeod at once danced the "Princess and
the Magic Flower." and executed with marvellous
precision, grace and energy the war dance indi?
cated in the Rig Veda.
M. Mollier at once said: "This is different from
any dancing I have seen in Paris. The only thing
that we have had here at all resembling it was
the Annamite dances performed some years ago
by Mlle. Cleo de M?rode. You can easily and hon?
estly earn a handsome living by your dancing."
M. Moilier spoke to the director of the Guimet
Museum, an establlsnment devoted to art pertain?
ing to religions of the extreme East, and where
lectures are given to students twice a week. The
prefessors utilized Lady MacLeod to illustrate their
courses in Brahmamsm. Her dancing, at first wit?
nessed only by students, soon became known to
painters and sculptors. M. Rodin took great in?
terest In these Hindoo dances, which he considers
more artistic than anything else of the sort he has
s?-en. M. M?nier and a few friends, including
Coquelin, Mounet-Sully and Mesdames Bartet,
C?cile Sorel and Pierat, of the Com?die Fran?
?aise, arranged a private performance for Lady
MacLeod in the sumptuous little theatre In M.
M?nier's mansion near the Pac Monceau. Similar
performances took place in the houses of wealthy
Parisians and at the fashionable clubs. Arrange?
ments have already been made for giving Lady
MacLeod's dances in England and in the United
States. She is extremely lithe and agile, and usual?
ly dancer to a violin accompaniment.
The dance begins In slow rhythms, and grad?
ually becomes highly impassioned. The costume
is purely Indian, disclosing the skin, which is pro?
fusely ornamented with jewels and slender gold
chains. The feet are bare, and in her improvisa?
tions derived from the "Mantras," or sacrificial
incantations, she often works herself up to a pitch
of excitement and frenzy that may be more read?
ily imagined than described. Tho dances symbolic
of worship to the three deities of Brahmanism,
Brahma, Vishnu and Siva, are Intensely emotional.
The ?lance of "The Invocation to Siva." the Vedic
j god of the faculty of generation, ends in a supreme
effort of plastic grace, when the dancer falls
fainting in a huge bed of roses before the
image of Siva. Lady MacLeod is very tall?five
feet 'nine inches in height?and she is exceed?
ingly muscular, being kept in perfect condition
by her daily terpsichorean exercises. ?G. Victorien
Sardou describes her dances as "absolutely classical
and truly modest, although some of the invoca?
tions terminate in statuesque nudity." These sacred
Brahman dances present the most original noveltv
of the Parisian season, but performances before a
large public in a big theatre have not yet been
attempted, for they are essentially "intime" in
character. q j g
THE NURSERY FRIEZE.
Joseph P. McHugh & Co. Has New Series
An exhibition is now in progress at Joseph P.
McHugh & Co.'s, No. 7 West 42d-st., that is
proving a great attraction to the women who are
lingering in town. It consists of a set of ten
drawings for a nursery frieze, the joint work of
Henri Fiquet, of Paris, and Prince Jean Pale
clogue, of London (known in the art world as
Palj. This series of pictures is called "A Little
Adventure of Little Pierrot," and illustrates an
old French story.
Only grays, black and white are used in these
pictures, 'Which were made to supply tbe need of
a juvenile frieze better in design and more refined
in color than the nursery frieze of Aldin and
Hassall, which McHugh & Co. brought to this
country about five years ago. The idea of such
a series of pictures as Is shown at this exhibition
was conceived ever a year ago by this firm, which
brought Fiquet from Paris for the express purpose
of making the sketches. Pal made the oil paint?
ings, which hang in a largo front room on the
second floor of this shop, and which are explained
?although explanation is hardly necessary?by an
abstract by Fiquet of tbe old French story. Only
SOU proof impressions of the series are to be is
sued to the public, and some of these are to be
taken to Paris next week by Fiquet for exhibi?
tion there. The first picture. "La Presentation,"
shows Pierrot with his cat, and Harlequin with
his dog meeting Columbine with her rabbit, going
to the market to sell a goose: and the other
pictures take the three characters through the
dance, then through varioi s misfortunes to the
BUSINESS WOMEN FROM WEST.
Delegates Arrive for National Convention
Delegates, national offlVers and friends from the
West arrived in this city by special train last
night to attenil the annual convention of the
Business Women's National League, which Is to
be held at the Hotel Endicott this Week. Start?
ing from the office of the State League, No. 1,133
Broadway, on Wednesday morning, at 9 a. p... the
party will visit tbe points of Interest in the city,
and tn the afternoon they will see New-York Har?
That evening a reception will be given to the
delegates, officers and friends at the Hotel Endi?
cott. Tickets of invitation may be had by applying
to the office. No. 1,133 Broadway, or from any of |
the members of the New-York League.
Thursday and Friday, at 10 a. m., and 2:30 and 8:30
p. m., there will be business aaea\ona In the palm
court at tbe Hotel Edlcott.
Well known speakers will be at all of these |
sessions, and every one interested In the league ?
is cordially invited to be present.
Saturday morning there will be a directors' I
meeting, and Saturday evening the entire con- !
vention will attend the theatre.
Among the speakers are Mrs. Alice P. Long, of
Chicago, who will speak on "Health, the First ?
Requisite of the Business Woman"; Dr. Alice
Steers, of Boston, on "The Femlnization of Pro?
fessions," and Miss Chanler, president of the Mu?
nicipal Le-tgue, on "The Municipality aa the Busi?
ness Woman S*<ju It."
^Return to Empress Exigente Modes.
Skirts Nine Yards Wide About Hem-Petticoats to Wear with
Them Have Flounces and Circles of Featherbone.
Paris. June 16.
An enterprising lingerie maker Is laying con?
siderable stress on a new petticoat model designed
to be worn with the very full round skirts which
promise to have considerable vogue this summer.
For the last ten years there has been in the air
from time to time some bint of the renaissance
of the modes of the GO's, but never before has
there been an attempt to copy so closely the lines
of the figure as laid down by the Empress Eugenie.
Skirts measure in some cases eight and nine yards
about the hem and, worn as they are with close
bodices and elbow sleeves, they appear even more
It Is easy to understand that a special jupon Is
necessary to hold out a skirt at all approaching
this size, and the model In Question seems prac?
tical. The extra fulness Is gained by flounces or
ruffles of taffeta and these are put on with circles
of featherbone. One would have to feel carefully
Inside of the flounce to find the featherbone, but It
does aid considerably In holding out the lining
of the skirt, which, without it. to get the neces?
sary fulness, would have to contain a good deal
This particular fashion arbiter does not favor
lingerie petticoats, but prefers a taffeta foundation
with the addition of lingerie flounces. These are
generally put on with an openwork heading through
which ribbon is run, tying in a long bow on the
I left side. The lingerie ruffles may be taken off to
be laundered, for the featherbone, several rows of
it, is run in the taffeta foundation.
At another place they are making a specialty of
embroidered and flowered batiste petticoats. One
dainty little model is of white batiste, sprigged
with pink, and trimmed with English embroidery
and narrow Valenciennes. There are four flounces
pleated for about one-third their depth and cut In
teeth on the edge. They are all edged with a
ruffle of narrow Valenciennes and in each scollop
Is a figure of broderie Anglaise, put on with a little
ruffle of narrow lace. Heading the whole trim?
ming, just above the knees, is a wide entredeux of
English embroidery through which a broad pink
ribbon is run. Another batiste petticoat is of white,
embroidered with black, dots. The rutiles?there
are perhapa a dozen of them, the top one ending
at the knees?are cut out in a leaf pattern and the
edges finished with solid buttonhole stitch done in
white cotton. In place of the usual entredeux at
the head of the top ruffle is a series of straps of
?white thread lace and through these is run a broad
blue silk ribbon tying with long loops and ends on
There seems to bo no limit to the amount and
elegance of the trimming used on modern petti?
coats. Some show chiffon ruffles decorated with
painted flower patterns. Colored hand embroidery
is also used, especially when the corsets arc made
to match. Two or three kinds of lace are often
used on the same skirt and sometimes with the ad?
dition of English embroidery or squares and dia?
monds of embroidered batiste. A less elaborai?
trimming, but very chic. Is to perforate and em?
broider the silk ruffles after the fashion of English
An original trimming Is a flounce mai'e of long
panels of silk hanging over a foundation flounce
of lace or finely pleated mousseline de solo. Each
separate panel is edged all about with a narrow
ribon rucblng and is decorated with painting, em?
broidery or with lace applications. Ribbon fringe
is sometimes effectively used on jupons, and pas?
tilles of black velvet are another trimming that
can always be relied on.
A NEW CORSET.
In spite of full skirts, or perhaps because of
them, there is every attempt to make the hips
appear as small as possible. The corset and skirt
made In one piece is a step in this direction.
Wmlle on the question of lingerie a certain new
corset should not be forgotten. This has an ar
rargement of grooves in the busk so that a part
of the busk folds together when the wearer stoops |
MRS. HARRIETTE M. JOH NSTON-WOOD..
over. It Is claimed that this corset gives the wearer
perfect freedom and grace of movement.
Fashions seem to be tending in two directions?
the long, straight Directoire modes and the full
skirts, with the suggestion of crinoline referred
to above. Between these two extremes there is
sufficient variety to suit every taste and figure. A
certain simplicity, a very elegant simplicity, Is
modish, and on the other hand some gowng of
thin stuffs are more than half made of trimming.
The Directoire modes, as a rule, have been con?
fined to cloaks and tailored gowns, but there have
been several examples lately of evening gowns
made In short walsted fashion, like the gown af?
fected by the Empress Josephine. At the gala
performance at the Opera In honor of the foung
King of Spain there was a gown made in this
fashion that created a deal of attention. It was
of a beautiful gold tissue, Inset Wtth !?ce and
trimmed tbt.ut the boitoTi with veivet flowers la
different ?hades of purple and mauve.
A pretty mod?! for aa Afternoon silk sown tu
the skirt pleated and stitched down for a dis?
tance about the waist. There is added to this a
deep shaped flounce, pleatt^d ami stiched down for
several inches, a fashion that gives it a beautiful
flare at the bottom. This is headed by a band of
Irish lac?? four or five inches deep, edged with
velvet ribbon and with straps of the ribbon cross?
ing It at intervals. On the bodice is a little bolero
with contrails. There are drooping lapels faced
with velvet anrl a tl?jcp collar made of lace and
straps of velvet like the trimming on the skirt.
The sleeves end just below the elbow with a broad,
loose cuff to match the collar-, with lace ruffles
falling out of this.
Another good style for a silk gown Is an adapta?
tion of the Louis XVI modes. The skirt falls in
freed box pleats and th<? tablier is trimmed in
some crossway fashion. A pretty trimming Is a
deep lace flounce, used on the front breadth only,
and rows of velvet ribbon of various widths above
this. The bodice is pointed front and back; there
is. of course, a lace rruimpe, and about the shoul?
ders are double capes of tho silk edged with tho
The popularity of velvet trimming seems in no
danger of diminishing. One sees velvet used on
lingerie dresses an?l with the thinnest summer
materials, and many of the lingerie hats are
trimmed with big bows of velvet In some striking <
color, such as mustard, green or purple.
Exceedingly smart for the shore are walking
gowns of heavy tolle, hand embroidered with some
large pattern done in brilliant colors In .?? rather
coarse thread. The model gowns seem really too
sensational, but the Idea is capable of being made
attractive, and the amount of hand work makes
such a costume too expensive to be easily copied.
BIRD'S-EYE VIEW OF MODEL PLAYGROUND.
MRS. HIRSHFIELD WITH BABIES IN THE SAND.
Playground designed by a woman and bought by St. Louis.
One of the model gowns Is of crus)-, strawberry
linen embroidered with both yellow and white
daisies with black centres. The embroidery runs
about the bottom of tbe skirt almost to the knees.
and again on the front of the blouse and about
the shoulders, framing a lace guimpe. Another
frock is of pale blue linen embroidered with a
poppy pattern, both the flowers and the leaves
being used. The belt la of bright red kid. These
gowns ?ire made simply, like shirtwaist suits, and
are intended only for the beach or morning use.
An embroidered gown of a different genre is of
smooth, silky linen in pale green with embroidery
of a fir.e foliage pattern done in linen thread of the
same color, but shaded. Tiie skirt, which is cut
round but long, is twice divided by clusters of
de?p tucks, and the embroidery is used lightly in
t.ho spaces between the clusters. Tiie pattern is
heavier on the lower part of the skirt than about
the hips, hut everywhere it is light and irregular.
The bodice is untrlmmed, except for the embroid?
ery, but it is cut out a good deal to show an un
^:blouse of lingerie. The sleeves are short and
l^?e, to show the lingerie undersleeves.
A pretty fashion that appears to be growing In
favor is silk coats, with skirts of muslin or em?
broidery. Sometimes the coat is very short,
merely a bole:?) with coattails, and again it is
long and close fitting, with a Directoire suggestion.
Officers of the New-York State Organization of the Business Women's League, which is the Hostess of the National League, holding It? convention here this week.
ISABELLA KELLOGG CHURCH.
?. Y. State President.
An example of the latter in green silk created a
sensation at the steeplechase at Auteull. which
Is supposed to be the big dress event of the spring
now that the Grand Prix is fallen a little out
of favor with mondaines. However, a rainy after?
noon forced e\*ery one to put on wraps, so that
the dressing was on tbe whole rather monotonous.
The green silk coat In question was made with
the fashionable shortwaisted effect, the skirts
starting from under the bust and falling to a
little above the knees. There were gigot sleeves,
ending below the elbow, and pointed revers over
l*ce. There were some gold and enamel buttons
on the sides of the coat, but otherwise no trim?
ming. The skirt was of white silk muslin inset
with a lot of Irish lace put on with tiny Valen?
AT 3ERKSH1RE FARM FOR BOYS.
At the annual meeting of tbe Berkshire Indus?
trial Farm, held recently at tbe farm, Canaan
Four Corners, N. Y., a gift of ?20.000 was an?
nounced, $15,000 of which was given for the com?
mencement of an endowment fund. An earneat
appeal was made for gifts to add to this fund, in
order to place the work on a permanent founda?
tion when the friends who now support it shall
Tb? corresponding ??cretary reported tho receipt
of a large number of letters from boys who have
b??en at the farm, some of whom were discharged
ten or fifteen years ago. Not one asked for aid.
All were written in a manly spirit, telling of efforts
to earn a respectable living, either In trades or In
stores, more especially in printing and machine
work, which they had learned at the farm.
The Berkshire Farm has sent out more than six
hundred boys who are earning an honest livelihood.
Visitors from Boston, New-York, Lenox. Stock
bridge, Chatham and Morristown, N. J., were pres?
ent at the meeting and saw the Itoys at their daily
occupations in the schools, the printing office, car?
penter shop, machine shop, farm and garden.
The officers of th? Berkshire Industrial Farm
are Frederick Gordon Bumham, president; the Rev.
Dr. Arthur Lawrence, first vice-president; Samuel
T. Carter, jr., second vice-president; James F.
Maury, secretary, and Robert C. Lewis, treasurer.
A MODEL PLAYGROUND.
One at Exposition Taken in Charge
by St. Louis.
The model playground and day nursery which
Mrs. Ruth Aehley Htrsbfleld. of ?o. 375 West End
ave., built and conducted bo successfully at the St.
I.ouls Exposition, Is to be run In perpetuity by the
munlclpHl authorities of St. Louis as a public
playground and a summer resort for sickly babies.
Before this could be done Mrs. Hlrshfleld had to
draw up a bill and get it passed through the local
assembly?the first instance of this kind of achieve?
ment by a woman on record, it is believed.
"You see. I was not admitted to the bar of the
MRS. THEODORE WADSWORTH BAKER.
State of New-York for nothing," she said to a
Tribune reporter, laughing. "But I will confess
I was frightened when I had to speak at the public
hearings. Much has been written about the cor?
ruption of St. Louis politics, but nothing could
have been more cordial than the attitude of the
Mayor and Assembly toward my bill. It was
I passed with only one dissentient voice.
"I built my model playground In the first place
as a social economy exhibit under the education
| department of the St. Louis Exposition, but when
j the board of lady managers threw overboard the
Idea of a day nursery at the fuir they gave me
$5,000 with which to incorporate a day nursery
with my playground. From the very first the play
| ground and day nursery attrae ed the attention
of visitors and the townspeople. We had a sys
I tern of free tickets for poor childrec. the fund for
| which was started at the annual breakfast of the
? SJ. Louis Wellesley Club. And then there were
, the children's days in August, when school prin
j clpals brought their children by the thousands.
? As we had, the only convenience? for children on
ih?- grounds, th.?} an visited the in?.ilc-I playground
before they left, and some of turn passed their
! enure time Inside the grounds with us.
"Hie result waa that the phyakhuu o? Bt Louis
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gists and grocers, or SALLADE & CO., sole
manufacturer.-.. 122 Cedar S?ret>t, ?. Y. ri'ty.
began to talk very strongly of pnrflmi_g the play.
ground and presenting it to the city, and in July
they almost bought it. But th?-r? ?Ays a great deal
of preliminary skirmishing to be ???? before the
thine could be put through. Af'^r it ?hs decided to
buy it for the city to run. it was accessary to get
the city*? promise to maintain ir. M?, bill author?
ised the Park Commissioner to creaci ?a and main?
tain the playground and day nursery ar.d to se?
lect a staff, to consist cf a dit. ? two
klndergartners and a matron to run It If it should
ever become necessary to move r; ,n,j tile
city binds itself to transfer it without alteratila
to a suitable spot.
"As soon as the hill had been Signed the public
spirited citizens referred to bought it ar.d made it
over to me city, and it is now a permanent mu?
The playground and day nursery which the eity
of St. Loots u entered : -:on of
consist.? ...f ten detai . -.lir.g on a
?lot of ground 250 by 150 feet ;n Forest Purk. Mrs
lirshfleld. who was on the spot :'!..;:i tbe Srst
to superintend the grading. I the staking
out of the
hy.ci? :. -. practical efficiency ai
Is new rea]
A piano, for instant??. Is an enormous help la
entertaining children, but yora never find or.? ?a
an emeu playground, because of tbe apparent Im?
possibility ? In tune I:>- pro?
tecting hers with .? rubtx r clot ? beaty can
\-_s case to draw down ?. Mrs.
Hbrshfield was hM?- to h ep the Instrument Iri
tune, although In the open air play?
ground ail summ? r.
Again, the ?ittl?: S: He to
roll about ad libitum on t. .-?.?. Mrs.
Hirshfleld believes that Kr.-.-.s and babies are att
necessarily murunlly exclus:
A large" op-? spac?? is !??:"t for running; ar.d
under th? o;i*-n air gnrmna the pargoli
for baby hammocks I '. white an?i
d<-ep, making the softest or" beds f- - a cardai
youngster or topheavy .? wita
these exceptions all the playground is sodded.
Twenty thousand children used the '.?ivground
during the months th n, and
yet. when the great fair el sed Its gates G>?->??"tt?.;>?t
1, the sod showed little sign of wear, mock to
the surprise of park authorities ami playground
All around the wire fence which lncio^es the
filayground runs a lin?- of shrubbery, which deepens
nt>> a thleket in one corner, affording opportunities
for unlimited puss-in-the-oor:-M. Another assem?
blage of sr-ffTv :s placed sear a line of swings, so
as to give the ehibiren the ? i? isnre of swinging
Into the shrubbery. This shrubbery represents
one of the happiest departures of the playground
"It I.? all m;oie up of .-ommon woodland thing?.**
said Mrs. Hirshiield. 'like sumac and elderberry.
It can be enjoyed nnd us'd without compunction
and replaced easily and cheaply."
The main building is an open air kindergarten
playground. "5 by ?S feet, equipped with kinder?
garten tables and chairs' the piano already re?
ferred to, sand tables, etc. The bathhouse; 20 by
?? feet, has eight showers, two nibs and fourteen
dressing rooms. ? nursery for babieSr with a ten
foot veranda running .ill around it. inclose?! with
wire mesh, nnd the pergola for twenty-two ham?
mocks, afford recreation anil rest for the tots.
Then there are two lar_e sand hexes, ten f?et
square, roofed over, with seats all along the in?
side: a diet kitchen for the preparation of tb?
babies' bottles; a playhouse where the children
can teach school and play house, and, lastly, the
big outdoor gymnasium. 4?"? by SO feet. As aJl tile
buildings arc of staln?_ clapboards, with window
boxes overflowing with runners and gay blossoms,
and as they are embowered by -lumps of shrub?
bery, the effect H altogether charming.
"And It Is all as practical as it is pretty," said
Many a tender hearted American has been move^
to pity at the hardships of the dogs of Holland
and Belgium, the poor, patient beasts which, oftea
with terribly sore, cracked feet, drag the milk
wagons and vegetable carts and otherwise help ra
the small businesses. In comparison with the
happy. Irresponsible lot of pets at home, their life
seems too often a martyrdom. That a certain
amount of work each day Is not only not cruelty
to the breeds of big dogs^ but a usefulandbeme
flcial outlet to their energies is. however, the opin?
ion of many owners of NewfoundLanas &t- B'?
nards and Great Danes. These Go laths of the
canine tribe are apt to suffer greatly from the
comparative inaction of kennel life, yet they ??
united to use as domestic f ? and ^ no t^
venient to leave at large. An English writer re?
calls the davs when the draught dog was a com?
mon sight in England. That was bet?re IS?. A.
5w was passed, however, making it a misdemeanor
to keep dogs other than as unemployed pets.
Surely that exhibition of miniatures of eye?
which was held in the spring at a fashionable gal-,
lery in London was one of the Queerest affairs of
the kind that ever took place. The fancy far thl?
MRS. MINNIE E. HOGAN.
Treasurer. _ ^
sort of thing began when, over a century ago, th?
Prince Regent, afterward George IV. and M**
Fitzherbert, exchanged portraits of that* eyea **
love tokens, the Prince's painted eye being pre?
sented and worn ?n the form of a brooch A* ??
this it Was quite the smart thing for a ""'t, ?
have one's eyes -done i:i little." ir.U the fasnioo
fell into desuetude, to be revived within the laaa
year or so to a limited extent. Eye-painting naa
never succeeded in recovering Its early vogue, how?
ever, partly because artists and sitters alike ?***?
dlacovered that the eysball In itself has little char?
acter. A vlaitor to the London exhibition founo
himself greatly puasled to recall what celebrate*?
woman a certain modern eye belonged to. He bao
ascribed it to half a dosen beauties In succession,
when, turning to his catalogue, he was startled DJ
the entry. "The eye of His Majesty the King
The truth Is that although the ?yes are called t?*J
windows of the soul, the sent of Individuallt** ?""?
all that, they possess ver ? little Individuality, tn?
? the eyebrows, th? beurinning? of 'he no?*?
d; ' h? ma ? ? In which all are joined toertner
producing what is known aa the distinctive 99*,
pressiou of the eye?, and not th? ???bali? tU?*-1