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Literary w Nebvs and Criticism
The American Woman Portrayed
by D. G. Phiilips.
Graham Phillips. 12mo. pp. W.-. i. Ap
pletoa & Co.
Mr. David Graluur. Phillips Is one of
£»* American novelists Who are taken
seriously as delineators of our contem
porary social life and as critics of its
faults and evils. The thoughtful take
his opinions and judgments with a grain
of salt, but those who buyjifs books in
huge quantities implicitly believe hint.
To convince the unthinking °»° merely
has to interest them, and that is best
done by entertaining them. .Mi. Phillips
has tlio knack of it. '"The Husband's
Story" is o.Mj<jtal reading matter from
first to last, a vivid picture built up of
the material made familiar l.»«neatli
flaming headlines in tlw sensational
Tli<> weakness of Ills books, or their
rtrewrth. according as one takos them as
Kociological documents or simply as fic
tion, lies in their ■'irlaMH. Tliera is
no hesitancy ■» »■• no discrimination, no
•-hadim? of colors: all is dir«ct. positive,
pppertlve. Mr. Phillips knows -what Is
rasjsj with 'is. Ho is not altogether
original In th« present instance, for
rloubt of the American -woman's halo of
■perfection end her immeasurable supe
riority to th« Asasetessß man has been
tittered before. Tt Is, in fact, "in the
•*r ' and has been there for some time,
Mr. Robert H^rrick ■■■ rll expressed It.
by the way. in "Together,"' the book
♦hat is actual's' an indictment of the
American man, if its author could but
*cc it. Mr. Phillips Is even more con
vinced that the responsibility for aH the
•faults of our social ; "* ft — especially the
matrimonial side of it— that get into the
yellow press lies with our women, but
at the same tims he presents the- short
comings of our men as he sees them
through the same sensational medium.
' Th» Husband's Story" offers us an
eutebiographic account, by the man, of
the rise to the financial and social top
'■ eC things achieved by the daughter of a
Passjafa undertaker and the eon of a
corner grocer in the same interesting
New Jersey -pot. He is a money-maker
»nd she is a. slatternly, incompetent
housekeeper, untrained for her share in
the business of life until the two begin
to rise. Then she blossoms into the
aristocrat that every woman is said to
be at heart, a cumber and a success.
Serious interests she has none;' true
culture is unknown to her. Worldly to
the core, selfish In all the relations of
life, her conquest of New York and then
of Europe is accomplished at the cost
of a complete estrangement between
herself and her husband, ending In di
vorce. Thereafter she does better than
ever for herself in the foreign environ
in en t aha has learned to prefer to that
of her birth and earlier progress.
It all makes most entertaining reading.
bat it bears the same relation to our
social conditions that is borne by the
sources from which Mr. Phillips con
fessedly draws his material. "Any
reader," says the official pronouncement,
"can rind the plots of his» stories In the
contents of any number of hundreds of
metropolitan newspapers." Just .so.
That is the exact measure of their trust
worthiness as pictures of American
"high-life." They take no notice of the
thousands that do not furnish material
to swell the contents of the columns of
thesa papers. One baa, however, the
pleasant sensation of realizing that ho
le reading a roHUlil v <!>'
It is not that Mr. Phillips fuil^ to say
many true things; it is only his over
statement of them, in addition to his en
tire suppression of the other side, that
* causes up to question bis skill and indus
v iry in observation. lie has the habit of
the novelists who exaggerate their au
thority as social and moral students and
users. This kind of novel is a tradition
uf the art of fiction almost as old as that
•lit itself. It always distorts propor
tions. Balzac did •' with abundant
genius, Ouida. with an occasional touch,
t>f tiie divine gift. Mr. Phillips does it
;v.jth a great deal of superficial clever- :
neas and clever superficiality.
A Plea for Its Restoration to Its
Original Condition.
ffrUE TOWER OP LONDON. Hy Eliehard
Davey. With Co rt< • • iliustrations.
fevow \>p. x, 3CL B. P. Dutton At Co.
: Of tho many <x>oks alx>ut the Tower of
3..-);<3"n th^-r* appears to be no aad. Mr.
3>avey. the latest siK-cialist to r.dd to the
Ji(<-ratur« on i kw subject, apiiarently felt,
<.r[ th. completion of his book, that an
.» \|-':i!ia.Ti<.ii was due to the public, and
even pave it a slightly apologetic turn
vhile pe'miing it. As s matu-r of fa*'t, lie
'}■?* a c'a«s« 1<» pWad, that <><" th.- oosn
j-Jof<» ■• ■ .:-ati'.n of tho Tower to its or-
J^itial rendition a- nearly us that In
•y«?£fiW«i at this Id. day, and of its ulti
!>na.lc conversion lnt<i a niuseum of th»
aclics of \a'n.sn'.i and vanishing London,
r «fter the ntaniieJ 1 of th«* Castello Sfor
\t<+cQ at >iilf*n. whit •• fills th< same po
[•■•tion in \i,i.,; r. history that \\.<- To\\<ir
?r-f London- do*s in that of th« British
He y., ..;!•! reconstruct from oM onn
ji*-mr»<!rarv drawings i>n«l plarw the
l^Mf^n'H Gallery, Grt&t Hall," etc., and
turn them inta mupeuin galleries, taking
the Jius*e Carnavaiet In Paris for his
model; he would, turn the armory out
+■* the White Tower, turn out tho v.ar
ders and petty ofii^ialK who now I'"
domiciled in other parts of th« ancient
jja!ac<i-fortrf^e, and turn it from a di?
eLppolntins "?how" for "Americans and
provincial cousins" into a place of pil
■jrimae for the race, none of whose in
1 cresting buildings and roomy DS>ll be
closed to it, as most of them arc to-day.
As a matter of fact, the most interest
7r!£ly historical parts of the Tower of
Jx>ndon remain Inaccessible- to the vis
itor, among them the little house on
Tower Green in which Lady Jane Grey
passed the last days of her life; the
I/!*-utenant's house, whose thr*-thoJd was
probably crossed by every historic pris
oner ever brought to the Tower; the
B!oody Tower, where tt- princes died:
tho Middle Tower, th.- torture chamber
and the vaults and cells under the White
This book with a purpose Is certainly
v/fcil calculated to achieve what it sets
cut to <Jo by the interest of its contents.
Mr. Da.vey beeins «*• initio. with the sup
posed foundation of the historic place
by Juhus 'Caesar, which Is, of course, as
?he l'ttle Prince m "Richard III" ob
feerved, raerely a tradition, 'successively
reported from age to age." The hittory
r>? the Tcwer as <t forties a royal resi
iifcncb end d prison, us [If Big aril
i glory, Its tragedies and mysteries are
j traced step by step, the author pointing
out, in further justification of the book,
! that he has bean ahle to bring forward
i important new facts, such as the date of
I the demolition of the Wardrobe Tower.
i and thai he has retold at greater length
i and with more circumstantial detail the
attempted robbery of the Crown jewels,
the niurcie:- or suicide of the Earl of
Kf=sex, Lord Kithadate's escape, and the
last days, trial and death of Anne
I ffojeyn. And, pi course, us an enthu
siastic specialist, he is able to correct
many minor historical errors, such as
the statement that th.. wedding proces
sion of Prince Arthur mi Katharine of
! Aragon started from the Tower, when
i as a matter of fact it started from the
palace of the Bishop of London, near by.
in these days of world-wide spelling
reform, one reads with delight the pho
netic, contemporary account of the coro
nation of Klizabvth'of York, the Queen
i Of Henry VII;
Her grace cain« to '"• To\ er from Green
wich by water, followed by many- richly
decorated barge?, on« r*pre«s^nling "a great
r«.-<i. diagnti, spowtyh) Ui&mys Ot l"\^r into
tli<* TenimjTS." this being followed by other
I ''gentlemanly pageants.*' . • • Next day
,i., Queen, "rially BppareMe." with "her
! faj.r*- yellow hayro lumping downe playn
I by&>T)d her Bak," passed through the
ifctnttt-t^. lv which bands of children, "sum
«rrsj.yii«j lyj£^ AngeJls and others lyke Vyr
gyne," sang "sweete eongea
fillers and governors pass in review,
i ami prisoners, too, te the hut ones,
I Arthur Thistlewood, .Tames Ings, John
Harrison. 'William Davidson (a negro).
John Wilson, John T. Brunt, Richard
• Tidd ami John Monument, who were im
' prisoned in the Tower on March 3, 1820,
charged with high treason in the organ
ization of the Cato street conspiracy. It
is one cf the book's merits that it pays
; such dose attention to the modern his
tory -• the oldest royal palace in Europe,
j older even than the Vatican, beside
which the Hofburgr of Vienna is but as
of yesterday. One wishes Mr. Davey suc
cess in. his propaganda. His work is a
telling? argument In its favor
Fifty More Volumes in a Re
markable Series.
It setms only the other day that we
j were welcoming a new batch of volumes
j in "Everyman's Library," the series of
! cheap reprints started by Dent, in Lon
don, and published in this country by
E. P. Dutton & Co. There were enough
books then in the collection to justify a
i pause, but with something: like breath
less energy the tasli has been carried
forward, and now five hundred volumes
are available. The last group of fifty in
the series has just been received, and re
vives keen appreciation of one of the
best schemes of bookmaking ever pro
jected. These volumes are, to begin
with, excellently well made. Small in
size though they are, they are printed in
good type, on good paper, and they are
'charmingly bound, the color of the
simple cloth cover varying according to
j the department of literature in which a
given book belongs. Thus, notion is clad
I in red, poetry and drama in green, the
classics in gray, and so on. For pub
lications so inexpensive these are aston
ishing in their solidity and good taste.
All this, moreover, Is subsidiary.
Tlie first purpose of '•Everyman's,'' of
' course, is to enable any reader to feed a
special interest at its abounding board.
The standard works ana here and with
them a. quantity of books which, if not
i to b«* reckoned among the greatest tri
! umphs of the old masters, are neverthe
less desired by the studious reader.
. Take, for example, the division given to
I "Poetry and Drama." In this latest in
stalment we have the complete works,
i in two volumes, of Ben Jonson, edited
j with an Introduction by Professor Behei
■ ling, and to the same group Professor
Thomdykl contributes a couple of vol
] umes of manor Elizabethan, plays, while
j following these we have the poems and
: plays of Byron, in three volumes, edited
j by Professor Treat, and. what is pecul-
I iarly significant of the alert editorial i
j judgment controlling the series, a vol
! ume containing "A Doll's House" and
; two other plays by Ibsen. The inclusion
of this last vividly illustrates the resolu
tion of the publishers to keep "Every
j man's" from being a mere museum of '
i familiar el.is.sirs. In the historical di
! vision they issue to-day the fourth, fifth
: and sixth volumes of Gibbon, and they '
reprint living's "Conquest of Granada," i
i but they give us. besides, Proude'a
[ "Reign of .\Lity Tudor," and, under the
; title of "Tho Pilgrim Fathers," a collec
| tion, happily edited by John Masefield, of
. contemporary tracts or narratives of the
sailing of the Mayflower and the found
ing of Now England. Lord Derby's
I translation of the "Iliad" and Cowper's
version of the "Odyssey" figure in the
classical list, which also embraces Plato
and Thucydides.
But ii would be tiresome to enumerate
all of the eloquent titles In this collec
tion We need onJy note in passing two
or three ospfcially welcome volumes,
sucb as Burke'B "Reflections 011 the
v •■< i• ii Revolution," Scott's "Lives of
the Novelists" and Bartholomew's "Lit
erary and Historical Atlas of Europe,"
• adding that among the novels room is
found not only for works by Fielding,
Thackeray and BaJsaa, hut. for "The
Woman in White" and fur a collection
of "Tales and Parables" by Tolstoy.
: This batch by itself makes a little
I library, and it represents only a. tenth
part of "Everyman's." Obviously, the
j scheme is Invaluable in th/ dissemina
1 tioti of the knowledge and delight that
i literature afford^.
Mrs. T. P. O'Connor on London
London, October 25.
Women are the best writers of light
memoirs and social reminiscences. This
l-, shown by the success, cf Lady Doro
thy MevUTs two volumes. Lady Ran
dolph Churchill's recollections, and by
Lady SI . Heller's interesting record of
her own life aud acquaintances. Men
sometimes lack the lightness of touch
and vivacity of style requisite for enter
taining good-natured, but easily bored
audiences. Mrs. Craig!©, !f .]■.- had
lived, would have written a perfect vol
ume of literary and social reminiscences
of London, for, while she Mas a thought
ful censor, a cubtle satirist and a keen
observer, she was also master of a de
lightful comedy etyle. Probably there
will not be a better substitute for that
unwritten work than her friend, Mrs.
T. P. O'Connor, has presented to Lon
don society.
Mre. O'Connor writes in a delightfully
feminine way, indifferent In logical order
and consistency and bubbling over with
vivacity and natural bonhomie. With all
the digressions, casual reflections and
spontaneous outbursts of candor, iier
NEW-YORK DAILY TUIIH s". r,'j:!>\r:sD AY. \o\ i:\irek 2. 1010.
memoirs, entitled, "i Myself," have the
merit of rapid improvisation at whits
beat. The zest for astonishing her au
dience by saying unexpected things has
survived her ardor for society and even
for life; and while she makes no secret
of her ill health, loneliness and iinhap
piness, she cannot write a dull page,
nor tell an anecdote without revealing
a Hash of her own individuality. The
title of this attractive volume, published
here by Methuen, lias the superficial
glitter of egotism, and yet thoso who
have known the author well will con
sider it peculiarly appropriate. It is a
piquant and interesting revelation of an
American woman's personality.
Americans who read this entertaining;
book— and ! hope there will i- many of
them—will bo particularly interested in
the account of her girlhood la Texas and
Washington, and of her struggles as a
journalist In New York. She seldom re
ferred in London drawing rooms to these
experiences, and never mentioned her
father, Judge Paschal to whom Bho was
passionately devoted, but in the printed
record everything connected with her
youth is told with intense vividness and
easy naturalness. Heredity had much
to do with her fearless spirit and inde
pendent judgment; the making of the
woman was in the Southern atmosphere
and In the trials and sacrifices of early
womanhood, and protracted as was her
residence in England and intimate as her
friendships have been with interesting
and important people here, she has re
mained an American at heart and in
manner. How loyal has been her feeling
for her native country is attested by
many passages which Americans will
like to read for stimulative effect. How
delightful and useful a. service the could
render to what is still with her "the
borne country" by writing a book about
America for English readers!
Of her life in England, where she has
been a favorite in smart as well as in
bohemian society, she writes with un
failing animation and sparkle, but dis
cursively and at haphazard, as impul
sive fancy seizes her. Of the- great men
whom she has known, like Gladstone and
Parnell. she has little to say, and her
reticence is to be regretted, for her Judg
ments of celebrities are both shrewd and
tolerant. Of her intimate companions
and friends she writes most affectionate
ly, but not always with discretion, for
she does not hesitate to blurt out unnec
essary things, such as cheating at cards
for the sake of obtaining social ostracism
or an actress leaving th* table to clean
her teeth. She can be easily forgiven for
breaches of taste, since in her frank
reminiscences as in her conversation she
is never dull. I. N. F.
Andrew Lang in Scorn of Their
Careless Coinage.
From The Illustrated London News.
It is much to be wished that when
coining scientific terms scientific char
acters would mind their p's and q's! Long
ago it used to be said that a poor scholar
was nourished by inventors of hair dyes
and patent razors to make sonorous
names, good in advertisements, for their
wares. One of his words was, I remem
ber, Rhypophagon, and, at all events, he
had combined two Greek words and had
made no unholy wedlock of Greek and
Latin, as in "sociology," and "homo
sexual"*—things to shudder at. Surely
scientific gentlemen might subsidize a
poor scholar to make correct terms for
them. Indeed^ if they will consult me I
will do it "for love," with the help of
friends and a Greek dictionary, and to
avoid outrages pn languages once respec
table and now worthy pf reverence, as
they are dead.
There is a favorite phrase of the post-
Darwinians, "panmixia." it is just as
cheap and it is correct to say "pain
mixia." Fifty years ago an advertising
hairdresser would have found that his
starving scholar gave him "pammixia," if
he needed it for a hair wash. But now-
me kind of razor is termed, I think, the
"autostrop" — the self stropper. "Autos"
Is Greek for "self, 1 but "strop" is hot
Greek. I (Jo not remember the Greek for
"strop"— no doubt any schoolboy can
supply it — but science prattles about
"auto-suggestion" when "self-sugges
tion" is natural am] is meant.
• in- awful "howler* is quite scientific
—you meet it everywhere^ In Greek,
alpha, our letter a, is "privitive," and
means "not."' In Latin, as we know,
non means ' ii"l." •Moral," notoriously,
is a word of Latin origin. It', therefore,
a. scientific character wants to say that
something is "non-moral" he does not
pay so, but having somehow heard ii*
the fourth form or "alpha privative," he
writes "amoral." lie might as well write
"spot" for "spot barred."
The very worst I ever saw was "aaor
orogamous.V The inventor o| this amaz
ing term, by which he meant "not mar
rying your sister," combined alpha
(Greek) with soror ("sister" in Latin),
and threw in "gamous" (Greek) ion the
analogy of "bigamous," which, by the
way, is also wrong. "AnadelphogamiC
was what my friend wanted, but, alas! he
he was as lazy at school as he was inge
nious. Are we to say "multogaiay" for
"polygamy?" It i- no worse than the
The last scientific "howler" which I
have seen is "hypernatural." The Greek
per" has the same sense as the Latin
"super." "above," and hitherto- -before
scientific gents handled a language,
Greek, which they don't know, and di
test — when, we meant "above nature"
we said "supernatural.'! But the unin
structed pedantry of the scientist; char
acter now gives us "hyp' •rusitural." and
"superhuman" will soon be "hyper
human," whereas "hyperanthropic" (riot
without warrant from so self-respecting
an author as Lucian) would serve th«j
turn, without setting our teeth on edge.
I am no advocate fop ''compulsory
Greek.'' If a bo) genius is in the Bcien
tine way. I would not be for the futile
folly of trying to teach him the language
Of Homer. All I ask is that .scientific
gentlemen, as they neither know nor
love Greek, should leave that language
alone when they mix up their jargon at
impossible combinations. For each of
them, surely, hie native tongue ought «o
be good enough They and the hair
dressers ought not to tamper with the
speech of Plato and pollute the language
of Shakespeare. Why say "pantoga
mouH" when pasigamous" is correct, if
me must veil our meaning In th« decent
obscurity of a dead language?
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POSEY. Collected .i!, 1 .i.-:-.i:-e i by Mrs.
Minnie 11. PoMy. jtll a memoir by Will
iam Elsey Connelley. Illustrated, gvo, pp.
192 (Topeka, Kan.: Crane i. Co.)
DANTE. A Dramatic Poem. By UelolM TJuraru
Hose. IZmo, Pl>. 244. (Mitchell Kcnnerlcy.)
THE) TKAGKDV OK NAN. And Other Plays.
By John Masefleld. li!mo. pp. mi (Mitchell
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Base>3 on th% apocxypha! «t&ry. ih« princi
pa! traftlo motive In the drama is th« con
flict between a woman 1 * fanatic and des
ijerats patriritlsm an-l hsr moral nature and
ptricnal integrity.
Two Pla>.E. By lohn . rbln lto PP
xxxlll, 271. (The Houghilfi Ml.fln Company.)
oas i i ieals v, itli an American hubaaa
and wife, and the other is a one- act f* 1 *
on race tuk-iUp.
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am*" and "Hindu Phi'osophy." forming
V'ol». VI. VIT an.l VII I or the Mime ••"•■
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A collection or poems tracing the progress
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Parker, M. A. Fourteen Illustrations, > V1 '.
pp. xi, 308. (E. I". Dutton & Co.)
Containing tho original studies from ' Il ' r; 'i
a summary was made and published una*'
th« title of "China .ui'i Ketlglon*' In •'•"•'•
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THU aiUSAT U>NGINO. A Bool; for Vain P«2"
pl«. By Alan D. Mickle. ISmq. pp. -•'*•
i London: The Walter £?v.ott Publishing torn
; d- •
Chaptern on Prayer, ttHiglou and Soeial
is:n. Faith an.i Belief, Kvil Things and Bvll
Men, etc.
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Fruntiaplece. limn, pp. v, 438. (Harper &
Bi-ot ■
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m- works of the novelist, with » map of the
Wessex of tho novels.
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readings anj delected criticism. By Cha»
lotte Porter. i»>ir ... pp. .wxiv, m>i). iThomas
V. Crow ell ft Co.>
V.c liave also received "Richard laa B#
«n4" and •'Kiri'T John " In th>s same edition,
which reproduces the First Folio text of
1623. giving Shakespeare 1" the original
spelling and punctuation.
VANITAS. Polite Stories. Including ths Hitherto
Unpublished Story Entitled "A -Frivolous
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422. id. P. Putnam's Sons.)
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Woman's Club Hears How French
Actres3 Uses Her Lungs.
Dr. ' 'i^'.!l!l'<;V t.MUiIMW. of Los A.ll»?felrS.
ho Is here with a play on kite "white slave
question in his grip that lie hopes to ele
\st>j Broad way with If the managers don't
prov* too hard-hearted, gave a talk yester
day beforo thn Woman's Health Protective
Association, at the Academy of Medicine,
No. IV West 43d street, that will prove very
useful to '■■< nieinbers If ever they quit
reforming thin«?e and go 011 the stagf.
"I kniiw,'' said Dr. I.anitow confiden
tially, "a lovely actress whose clothes null
have .■<•.*■ an Immense 6um. I ;;aw her In
a touching scene in which, after parting
forevc-r from the man she loved, sha left
the stag.-, saying: 'Aiy boy! my bo] Sho
lierself was so moved that she v>e\>t, but
the audience laughed jaerlnsrl)
"Why? pecausa she spoke from the up
per or emotional part of her lungs. Has]
the 'my boy' beeq emitted from the lower
section or" ;!•■ lungs, which is opnnected
with tha intellectual part of the brain, that
audience would have bees bathed in tears."
Dr. London .ii.i the only way to succeed
on thf! '■!;-■>■ was to cut out, metaphorically
ei'eakins. the top half of tba lungK, which
was too intimately connected with the top
or emotional part of tli« brain to have any
place In art.
'Tor art is science. i asked Bernhardt."
said Dr. Lan.li.w casually, as If talking to
the Divine Sarah was o.uke an everyday 1
affair, #1 I asKed Bernhardt how she could
die nix nights a week as Camilla and yet
remain so Intense, so incomparable.
" 'it la, 1 she told me, 'that ! do net feel
the part Every tone, every gesture, is
dictated by science. If I felt the part I
could not play Jt.'
• Bernhardt." sa<a tha speaker earnestly
"would never nik« the mistake* pf speak
ing with the top or emotional part of her
Of Interest to tOomen
The Simple Gown Worn with a
Coat of Cloth or Fur.
Smart and useful though the tailored suit
may be. it has never satisfied the aesthetic
soul. While there is little fault to be found
with it as an outdoor costume, in the
house, with the coat removed. the skirt
and blouse always have the appearance of
being more or less of a makeshift arrange
ment. A woman may, if site chooses, change
her tailored costumo for a house dress as
toon as she comes in from the street, hut
there are few who care to take this trouble.
There is, to be sure, the three-piece cos
tume, in which one Is satisfactorily clothed
without a coat, but these arc generally
found only among the dressier models.
Even if the utility tailored suit were in
three-piece style there would still be the
danger in using it for a house frock that
there would be a noticeable. lack of fresh
ness In the skirt when it went out in com
pany with the coat.
It is long Kinee the woman who is con
scious of the deficiencies of the tailored
costume has been so well provided with
means of escape from it as now. After
noun and evening gowns have for some
time been built on such simple Macs and
with EQ little superfluous material that so
far as form was concerned they were Ideal
garments fur informal wear. All that re
mained to be done was to make them of
suitable material, such as serge or cash
mere, in order to produce the fascinating
frocks now shown which may be worn in
the house or go out under a top coat Of
cloth or fur with equal success. Another
respect In which these frocks copy more
formal ones is in the introduction of a
lightweight fabric about the neck and
shoulders, where a heavy one would l>e un
comfortably warm.
in this combining' of mat-..*;-, however,
ail elaboration that would be "'.it of keep
ing with the character of tli'a gowns, is
carefully avoided.
Currant Jelly, melted and added to ice
water, is a refreshing drink often appre
ciated by feverish invalids.
powder will pot help a dark face and
neck. It rubs off too easily and does no
permanent good, It is better to use
something that will whiten and beautify
the skin, and take away that dark, coarse,
look. A lotion made us follows will
prove very satisfactory: CJet from your
druggist four ounces of epurmax, dis
solve It in l-j pint of hot -water and add
two teaspoonfula of glycerine. Gently
rub a little of this lotion on the face,
neck and anus and it will wonderfully
improve your appearance. ii gives a
beautiful complexion and makes sallow
or oily skin look fresh and youthful.
Spur max lotion Is inexpensive and Is
splendid for getting rid of pimples, tan,
freckles, cold sores and a shiny skin.
GOOD BLOOD m i:i "i n*i-: a safa
and reliable blood tonic is made by dis
solving '• teacupful sugar and one ounce
kardene In Is pint of alcohol, then add
ing enough hot water to make a full
quart of tonic. Take a tablespoonful be
fore each meal and before retiring. Uh'B
inexpensive tonic purifies the blood,
tones up the system, restores appetite
and aids digestion. It Is tine for clear
ing up a sallow complexion, removing
liver blotches, pimples and other skin
use. soda for washing the head. It
bleaches the hair and makes it brittle.
Any substancts containing alkali is also
bad for the hair, for it deadens U and
makes it become streaky. Many soaps
contain alkali. The safest shampoo is
ordinary canthrox, which can bo pur
chased In any drug store Simply dis
solve a tea»poonful or canthroa 111 ■
teaoupful of hot water, pou? on the head
ii little at a time and proceed as you
would with any other shampoo. It
lathers, abundantly, cleans*' the » ca
thoroughly, stops all Irritation a"d dries
quickly. The shampoo makes the hair
soft, bright, fluffy and easy to de up.
noyed with the humiliating growth of
hair on the face mi forearm* vi " nQ d
the following treatment more satisfac
tory, l*"*» painful and lens expensive than
the electric needle, Just pet ' " MI your
druggist an ounce of delatone «lt costs
a dollar, but it Is worth It) and mix a
little of it with enough water to make a
paste. Cover the surface •» tne skiM
from which you wish to remove the hair
with this past.- ail , i,., it remain for ■>
few minutes; then wipe off and wash
with warm water. Even 1' tlu ' hairs
should some back they will l»'l »' light
and thin, and v second or third applica
tion will keep them away forever.
\v«i have oiw«y« „,3^ R s pMteity or Btoh
Psni Mourning j« ,, r Our .rtiu^.t ihl«
\u« Uia\. h«,i mo*' t VvM.Ar*" « ■ -'" cut J*t.
sisnui .»n,i
«^a.ln«. Earrinjs, HaVnlni Plants. Neck
pltCM Prorohe, and «ip pln» JAMMES, r*
tuovtd to 4i& sth 8W« u:li :b a> -
Mrs. Belmont's Gorgeous Saf
fron Affairs Pulled Down.
A new drama has been added to the at
tractions el Kroadway. "The Docking of
di" Suffrage Poster; or. Why the Yellow-
Bill Came Down." la its title, and the
Btage is the headquarters of the ZTth As
sembly District section of th« Woman
Suffrage party, under the Hotel Nor
The posters wen the gorgeous saffron
affairs printed fur Mr*. O. If. P. lia'muni.
and which she distributed herself to th«
wayfarers around Broadway and 28th
street, in front el the headquarters, night
before last— the ones with "Down with Sen
ator Agnew" at the top and "Vote for
£*axe" at the bottom. About half of them
were left over, and yesterday morning
Miss Mary Donelly started to paP er the
walls with them. The saffron party was
interrupted by Dr. Anna yon Sholly, leader
of the district, who hadn't seen the posters
before. There was a brief but animated
conversation between the leader and Miss
Donelly, and then the latter got a pair of
scissors and sadly cut the "Vote for Saxe"
from every poster in the place.
Act 111 opened with the entrance of Mrs.
Belmont in the afternoon. Mrs. Belmont
looked ut the taillness SSSSSfS* one after
the other. What was said is not known,
but Tilis.-) Donelly made a second tour of
the posters and tore every one down.
Dr. yon Shelly said last night that the
advice to vote for Saxe was '> little mis
take" on the part el Mrs. Belmont.
"I suggested that it be taken off," she
said. "Mr. Saxe has not told us he was a
suffragist: he has merely said that if sent
to the Legislature he would vote to get our
bill out of committee. And Senator Agnew
has not said he was an anti: he is simply
withholding his opinion till he gets light.
I think It would i>n very unwise to alienate
Senator Angnew by working for Saxe."
l.ate last night an asbeart carried away
from Broadway and ::>ih street a heap of
esters which, unlike little 80-Peep's
sheep, hadn't on« of their tails behind
•hem. And down at the offices of the
Woman Suffrage party they are wondering
what Mrs. Belmont will do next.
Such Is the Object of Wadtergfvs
Vocation Committee.
TfejS trawM'y of unfolding: talents nlpp* ( j
linI in the bu»l by adverse t-ircum*Ui win
j be known no more among 1 the p'&duateg J;
j V»adi-»igi. Utah School if the ne»- vocation
, committee uucceedg in at:<-.»»nj»l a ,j
j that it wishes to. Under the chairmanship
i of alias Henrietta Rodman the ct>ißxnlu««
j wilt endeavor to discover all these bud 3 an*
, help them to bloom.
"Many girls nh..n they leave school em?!*
upon work for Aim h tb<?>- are no* fitted at
all," sfald Uiaw Rodman yesterday,
"For exam.. almost all thea«"girla bay«
some musicaf or dramatic talent, and many
of them leave school liopl^s to find a busU
ness opening- for these talents. They thini?
, the work will be easy +i>i Interesting— jw*
different from the urear} , monotonous eas
' ing of the teacher. Of course, most el them
are doomed to disappointment. Now, it ij
the duty of teachers to lintl out what Bucf»
j girls really can do well and £%z. them t?-'
terestsd in that other work.
j "To l>elp*"s *m setting at these faeta top
our girls we Lave distributed printed '•i*ts
of (yuesrions tt> girls who are leaving schooi.
We ask each one to t- ii what studies Eh,
■was most interested In wh«-n she mas la
the grammar echools, what games she llk*4
best when she was little and what b00«.9
she likes to read. We ask her parents to
' tell about her homo interests and to hsl^
■ us hi advising h«T."
From the answers received the cornmltte*
| hopee to discover hidden talents. A girl
who loved to p!ay hospital with her broken
i dolls and to whom her baby sisters run for
petting:? when they bump their noses will
be found promising material for a trained
nurs?, while the ehlld 'ho played school
every Saturday and loved to do sums for
her doll pupils will be advised to b*eeoe a
After the girl has been awakened to ths
possibilities th>n her the next step tcv
the lee i hers Ii to help her secure training.
Oft*n the girl who loves to sew has never
heard of the dressmaking school in her
neighborhood or the girl about to besfme
a stenographer does not know which busi
ness schools are best. The teachers ■srill
come to the rescue with information, ad
dresses and letters of Introduction. Some*',
times the assistance of the teachers la
needed in another way. A girl's funds are
low. Perhaps the father dies just as she Isw
! ready to begin her training.
'It is then the duty of her teachers," «a3 »
Miss Rodman, "to help her get money
somewhere— to borrow it or interest wealth?
patrons in the case or secure a scholar*
In some school. The influence of the teach
era in her school, of course, can accomplish
more th.in the girl can alone.
"Some girls need positions, too, while they
, ara still in school for afternoon or Satur
day work. We are sending letters to pri
vate schools asking for information about
f positions as tutors and children's com
j panions Cor our girls. All the teacher* will
i interest themselves in finding work for
! girls as houseworkers among their friends.
Often the chance to wash dishes and sweep
on Saturdays helps a girl get room and
board while she is going through college er
! gives her money enough to struggle alorg
: until she finishes her school course. Th
are 13) teachers here and if we work to
. gether we can do much."
It has been, discovered that a large per
centage ot* the Wadleigh girls leav» school
before they graduate, either from scarcity
of money in the family purse or from lack
of interest in academic studies*.
"Su« h girls," says Miss Rodman, "must
be made to realize that even without &
complete education they have within them
the eJements of success in some line of
work. A girl may be denied the joy of
becoming a teacher. If so. .-he mils" be
persuaded to ro into business, for botli
teaching and ofiice work require intellectual
; power. But a girl who has been prevented
' from studying art must be assisted int»
j some hand craft or applied art— work, be
i cause, like the line arts, they call for hand
work, and i:» such lines only the skilful
fingers of th* 'handy' girl can succeed."
The National League for the Civic Edu
cation of "Women announces the follow ins
I lectures for November: November 14, "His
tory of the United States Constitution,"
Rossiter Johnson: November 3. "Municipal
Government oi New York." John Jerozn-;
Rooney, and November o". -'Woman's i-egal
Rlchw in New York State.*' Leslie J. Tonu>-
I kins, professor of law in New York Uai
i rsity.
! All the lectures will be given at 3 oeloe*
in the afternoon at the r.ew headquarters
No. 25 Madison avenue, where- the annual
i meeting will also be held on November 7.
Mr-. Gilbert E. Jones v. ill resume her in
1 formal Instruction classes in December.
| A new black velvet scarf that U lined
! with white satin ha* the lining turned out
!at the cent.-o to simulato a little collar,
j Th!s collar ij- embroidered with black and
! there are touches of white in the black ta-s
'. -^i- with which the en^a of the soarf arr
[finished. To accompany it there, is a larp^
i black velvet mv« on which » couple of
i little coiners are turned back to show white
satin embroidered to black to match the
1 collar on the scarf.
Burning Daylight
By Jack London
Author or "The Call oi the Wild."
"It will be more read and talked about
than any other book of the year," the
critics ?ay. Illustrated. Cloth, $1.50
Miss Clara E. Laughlin's
••Just Folks"
Octave Tkariei is enthusiastic in praise
of the book "so human, so sane, so
absorbing and so beautiful." Cloth, $1.50
Princess Flower Hat
By Mabel Osgood Wright
Being a Comedy from the Perplexity
book ci Barbara the Commuter's Wife
ChtK $1.50
Mr. Inglcside
By E. V. Lucas
An even more charming, leisurely and"
witty chronicle than was his "Over
Bemerton">. '
Cloth, $U5 net ; by mail $1.48
Love's Young Dream
By S. R. Crockett
Author of The Raiders," "Men of the
Moss Hags," etc. Cloth, $1.50
The Little King
By Charles Major
Author of "When Knighthood was in 3;
Flower," A Gentle Knight of Old
Brandenburg," etc.
Illustrated, Cloth, $1 50

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