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THE NEW PREMIER LADY OF THE CABINE"
Mrs. Robert Lansing, Daughter of One Secre? tary of State and Wife of Another, Reserv? ed, Domestic and > Charming. / ? W?TIt the appointment to th. ] ?ition of premier of a m who, up to a your ago, v. I to the politti i ?? ham boon focuss fot three days upon t a, comfortable looking buck hou ???'nth Street, the hor Hoher;. Lansirg. Secretary Within this focus only beeau eannot ir.ll step outaid? it msing, wife of the ne her o? the f .'.in.t. and 01 -.arming hostesses Waal ? ?? ? r known. perchance, you should meet Se : -u would prohab doi him a most retiring perso at al! the politician and far fro lg a seeker of the limelight of pu! lie i? affable and bus kea actually objects to .; ? r notoriety, and the camel have to haunt him for days t ne? pictures. This trait is ca: n greater extent in tr character of Mrs. Lansing. A dign ? woman, well read an travelled, she has such a tlis ? for public.ty that it was not unt ? President had made publi ? i t of her husband to b rotary of State that she woul v tho Washington photographer 'release" her pictures for news r use. I.nnsing is a woman of "Who's Who" doesn't give her ag? but she recently celebrated her silve wedding anniversary and her whiti is intensely becoming. She il widely travelled, having visiten d. Mexico City and St. Peters burg (there was no objection to thi -nie appellation then) with hei -, John W. Foster, Secretary ol I ''. ,lt?nt Harrison's Cabinet minister to several foreign coun I nri"?r to that time. Since hei marriages she has resided in London, I and Herhn in company with her ind, who has taken a prominent .n the settlement of a number of delicate questions of international law ia which the United States was interested. A3 IxMsomes the wife of a premier, I.arising speaks French and Span '.?ently, and will thus be able to converse at ease with the members of the diplomatic corps whose English is not all that it rhould be. whether tier knowledge of Spanish ,'ponsiblo for the fact that she numbers among her close friends in Washin.Tton the members of the I>atin contingent, particularly the Rianos the family of the Ambassador from Spain -is not known, but Washington argues that the aDpointment of Lan to succeed Bryan will further cement the Pan-American friendship because of the intimacy between the Lansings and nearly all the South American diplomats. The wife of the Secretary ?>f Stat.-- wields a great deal more influence over international af than she is general.y given credit :'ur especially when she is a woman who takes an active part in her hus . life and is capable of advising him on minor points of international and custom. Without in the reflecting upon tho ability and determination of the new Sec.otary ite to decide matters for himself. Mrs. Robert Lansing, the new chief hostess of the Cabinet and diplomatic circle dinners. i* would harm no premier to have foi a wife a woman as well read and a; thoroughly conversant in world a? is Mrs. Lansing and a father-in-law whose eighty years have been well filled with experience abroad and in the Cabinet. With the exception of her home and her cVnirch. Mrs. Lansing is a woman oes not en'' . :!v for go ? accompanies her bus1 I Chase Club and watches him make the rounds 'houKh the opportunities of the former counsellor for it'ilf have been very few of late. For exi Mrs. Lansing- walks, usually accompa? nied bv her fluffy white poodle, 01 in her automobile ui'h the do?j? perched on the cushions beside her. She has not "cone in" for society, us Washington understands the term, and her winters in the capital have been rather quiet. A few small dinners is the extent of the entertaining done by the Landings in the past, although next season thev will necessarily have to a'tencj a number of more elaborate functions. It is safe to say, however. . that the wife of the Secretary of State e a valuable and valued addition to Washington's circle of official host? esses. In her home and nmnne her servants Mrs. Lansing has tho name of being a . i tnodel house** fe, attending to ?11 the ili>ti:!<; of r.-irinir fur the I.,in?intT h?im? hrrsc ?ne te go to mar? ket or. Her Indiana trainlnc ? hn.? taucht her the valu?? of careful ; buving, and no ?w F.nclan?! hou Diplomatie Washington Will Be Led by a Woman Experienced in Languages, Fluent in Spanish and Acquainted with Euro? pean Courts, Where Her Father Was American Minister. is more economical nor hns anv SoatB ern hostess a bettor table. The Inn sing dinners, small as they were, have the reputation of being perfectly served an?l delightfully prepared -a tributo to the thought given them by the mistress of tho big house In Eigh? teenth Street. It Is in her church and settlement work that Mrs Lansing finds her chief recreation ?luring the day. Her con? nection with the Church of the <'?,?.-. nant. where she nnd her husband may be fourni at least once every Sunday, and usually twice, gives her wide lati? tude for charitable work among Wash? ington'l Poor, and many is the f.imilv in straitened circumstances which has had occasion to thank tho n I the Counsellor of the State Depart? ment during the last winter for gifti of monev and food. But in her chari | tic?), as In her daily life. Mrs. Lanaing shuns publicity, and the church au? thorities have their instructions not to mention the source of the benefits. 'iir as Washington knows, Mrs. Ii- I liar's only official connection with ?nv "uplift" work is the fart that ?he I Is secretary of the Young Women's ' Christian Association. Sha has been | very active in repent campaigns fcr j raising funds sufficient to allow the organ ?/at ion to move into larsrcr quar? ter*, ami she ?loes not confine herself to the aetual duties of her office. She il always ready to assist any of the I -.ho need a helpine hand, finan- ' ciallr or otherwise, and there were probably no persons In Washington more glad to hear of Mr. Lansing's promotion than the members of th. Young Women's Christian Association, although they fear.d at first that th.y would Jose their secretary. Mrs. Lan? sing put their fears at rest, however. Iv raving that she would continue her work as long as she could, and that all the members of the organization would be sure of her help and Bdvice even If her other duties forced her to give up active participation in the affairs of the voung women's association. Though Washington is far from be? ing a summer resort in July and Au? gust, no ma'ter what the Chamber of Commerce and the Board of Trade eav. Mr? Lansing h->n?*?? to ren4?n ?n ^ capital with her father arid -'"????nat Having no children, she f ?:?, . ^ dutv to remain c'.o??s to Mr : .- ^ and Mr. Foster, end It i? f?| .? the S'-'.-retary of P'at?? w.'.i be -?J ? ^ get awav this summ??- ' ' i* i? r --c.-mior.al weekc \ tl r. ?-, A' ^H City or the mountains. The I'r*NL dent's physician has ? ' . aTa? ' Washington'? heat as ir Possible, and 8<K1 ^ fivo *n sit o ? ? Lansing told me ?. ? ?? -, not on Secretary is able to go Al?o." 1 *| ?to Mr?. low "Bet i ?i" s? * arisb to be aaoteJ ?? lntervi?rwod.M she add? Which exp!n.*s why there ?r? M O')otat;ons in ? ? ,i daughter of on? ? ,?? ? ? er. IF WOMEN WENT TO THE WARS I I'lidl'K will bo a mere dangerous place for me after 'he war than It 1-<| is now," remark"?l the Snaeeptiblo Young Man. "I used to go abroad A U every yen', and, in the face of countless charming damsels, I came Lack victor, and am still l.achclling' around. I ar.i thirty, 'hrtfty and thought? ful. And the thought strikes m" that, with tho thousands of widows the war will create, my chances of single blessedness are ghostlike i'? I venture across tho seas. You see, I've been inoculated against the enticements of the debu? tante. Hut a widow and Pari?, or a widow on the Rhine, or a widow on a gondola in V?ale? and I doubt whether Lloydl would underwrite the risk. "War," ho moane?!. In conclusion, "is full of dangers for men, whether it kills them or spares them. Man goes into tho war and a crack shot gets l.im. Or the crack shot doesn't get him, and the sure-fire widow back homo does." The Pert Little Suffragette smiled serenely. "Don't grouch about it You call that the fortunes of war. What would you have us do? Shall we organi7?' personal bmlyguards for venturesom.? men who wander among be? reaved but consolable womankind'" ? exactly. Hut why on ei-r'h don't you women who are always de? manding equality "f opportunity now go in for eciuality of risk? Why don't you go to the front an?l prove you're as good patriots as we men? Share our dangers, and you can share our privileges when you get back." ; "You mean If we get back," snapped the P. L. S. "Aren't there thousands of women at the front now ?'' ng end serving In the way women havo always known plenty of hard work and no glory?" "But heavens, child, why don't you equip a regiment of women and Just go p:trr.:ng into the enemy. Who could Stop J o?i '.'" "Because a woman can't s*and your long marches over rough roads and she hasn't been taught to build your nasty earth trenches. And I'm glad of It I'd rather see women prevent wer than help in it," ^he ended, firmly. "That's ju?;t my point," argued the Mere Man. "Women in the active army would be the bigi;e;' furce in promoting peace. I'o you suppose you could get a regiment of modern men to shoot at a let of women? Not much! lov? firls. You mightn't be able to capture the enerry with your military man?uvres, but you cerfainly could captivate him so thai down his arms and declare a perpetual truce. "Picture It! Captain Rmithson, of the Skull and <'ros?hones Regiment, marches to at'ark the Pink 'hi(Ton Hussarss, H? come? upon them suddenly, the entrancing Captain Lily Peach. 'My eye, what a stunning blonde!' he exclaims, and from force of habit doiTs his hat and rides over to make the Inch's acquaintance and to apologize for any inconvenience he may have eau?ed her. Obediently, the rest of his regiment follows. Every soldier sees a pretty volunteeress. They march off together, and, before you know it, peace i; declared!" "Pretty war." sniffed the P. L. S. "But supposing the enemy were a feminine regiment, too. What would you do about that? It would probably. result In reversing the iltuatlon. Women would keep busy lei 11 i off r*e\. of each other, and maybe we'd take along menfolk as our hoajjB n'lrses!" "Pear me, no," explained the Young Man, patiently. "Woman call ?,t^w kill off whole armies of each other. I admit that there may b? or.? or ta? women that some sister would be glad to annihilate, but wome- are entM| too sympathetic to kill one another off wholesale. It would be a rar of tea tics not of mere force. Excite the envy or curiosity of the ener.7 with ****) costumes, and they'll beg a truce to examine them. "Assume, please, that two lady armies are about to meet in mortal hsfii?*. It ia a aiege. Behind the battlements the feminine force? of the dtjr are a?? rayed--In navy blue and burnt orange. They ?ee not tho cr.e.'iy OUtsids the Kates, but begin cannonading them mercilessly. "Suddenly the Aerial Reconnoitring Corps returns excitedly. "The ?rent is wearing the advanced spring styles for 1915 and the coats are ?i*np:y i??^j-? ning!" they announce, breathles?!sy. Eagerly the besieged forces gather around, pleading for details. But the Aerial Corps has been BBabls tc fat close enough to count buttons or observe whether skirts are circular or for?. " 'Very well,' commands General Beatrice, 'well see for ourselves. Jpe*, the gates and ask the ladies to tea.' Whereupon a flag a'.gnalling an anr.itlcs is hoisted, and the besiegers accept the hospitality of the enemy. Ar i ; course, even an Arab wouldn't smite you after youVe broken breal with hiia. So the ladies have a lovely chat, describe how they got the SOStumea avoca the line without paying duty, vow that war Is ?tupid and monotonous arid more drudgifying than housework and awfully wearing on one'? clothes, and then depart, swearing e'ernal friendship." Tho Susceptible Young Man waxed enthuiiastic. "No matter how yoa look at it, a few hours of warfare between women would make for peace moro effectually than a mere men's three-day peace conference!" "Tempt me some more," observed the Pert Young Suffragette, with guid interest. "If women make war such a beneficent lark, I yearn to mobilization at once." "You'd have lots of fun and many interesting discusssions betwtH few ladies of brawn who would be good marchers and the - 0? brain who could give orders, but wouldn't have the physique to carry them out. Then some of you would learn the obedience to a super::.- officer which centuries of marriage haven't been able to teach you." "Gracious me, your plan is so lovely that it sounds like a moral re'o-nia tlon rather than bloodthirsty battle. And nobody would ': ? her sarcasm was lost on the S. Y. M "Oh, yes, of course. Lots of men would be killed in some of the mishes. So would lots of women. But, you see, ?hat would leava tha t%M more evenly divided. There would be more men left, which would ike liv? ing safer, because" "Yes:" interrupted the P. L. S. "There'd be fewer 1 ARE WOMEN PEOPLE? By ALICE DUER MILLER INDEPENDENCE DAY. A Patriotic Hymn for Girls. (Ome, little girls, and let me teach The truths of Independence Day, ! eat patriotic song and speech Should lead your little minds astray, I .eat you should fancy you would be Lxtolled for wishing to be free. You've learnt whence governments derive Their powers?their just powers, rather; And how your fathers had to strive (But never imitate your father). And how we've all enjoyed since then Democracy?at least for men. I earn now that each familiar phrase Does not refer to such as you, And when you sing your country's lays Amend them thus, to make them true: "Let freedom reign'*?o'er all our brothers; "Sweet land of liberty"?for others. The Sources of Our Inspiration. "77?c basis of our political systems is the right of the people* to make and to ?lter their constitutions of government."?George. Washington: ess. presen ? tion of the sacred fire of liberty, and the destiny of the repub f government are justly considered as deeply, perhapi ? , p?riment intrusted to the hands of the American people*."?George Washington: Inaugural Address. "They who have no voice nor vote in the electing of representatives do rot enjoy liberty, but are absolutely enslaved to those who have votes." -anklin. "Sotnt ' mes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the government -, Can he, then, be trusted uith I ? >ncnt of others?"? <>n: Inaugural Address. "No VM* as virtual representation was ever known in law or . Lin,"?James Madison. I "U'e, the People* of the United States."?Preamble to the C ! fion. "The people's* government, wade for Die people*, made ' people*, and answerable to the people*."??>n? ? ' n'? I U i . Second on Foot's A mendment. "When \rc sajy.* 'HV, the people*, d>> ordain '' h, etc.,' it is not mi unmeaning flourish. 'Ihr expression det \aree in a practical wanner tito principUe of this Constitution. It is ordained and t I by the ' themselves."?Judge Wilson, in the Pent i n'ion to con the Constitution of the United State*. *Are women people? Suggested Amendments. "We, one-hall I the pe pie of the State of New York, grateful ,r< Almigl ? r the subjecti in of the other half, and for the } of freed?.m fur ourselves, in order to continue our supremacy, do estab? lish this constitution."?Mr. Nelson Smith's Speech i I "Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be cl ... . causes; and, accordingly, all experience hath shown, that womankind are more disposed to suffer, ; while : '"rabie, than to rieht themselves by ah? lishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But, when a long train of abuses and usurpations . . . evinces s design to reduce them un ? . it is their right, it is their duty, to throw ofl such government and to provide new guards for their future security." From the Lay of the Last Anti. (With spologies to the author of "Wiverley.") Breathes there the girl with soul so dark Who ever lets herself remark: This is my own, my native lahdl Who when the day arrive? to choose Its ruler?, reads election news, And feels she'd like to take a hand? If such there breathe, go have her told A girl so criminally bold, Though fair ?he he, and good and kind, Pure though of heart, and clear her mind, Must die, condemned by every tongue, Unwept, unhonored and unsung. . C S. D., Jr, I A NEW YORK WOMAN IS TEACHING THRIFTY NEW ENGLAND TO SAVE WHEN ROSTOV women send for a I New York '.vornan to come over there to tell them how to save money there mo "thing in it. Boston ha - prided her- i self on the possi I of the lea\en of ! thrift and system, whjle New York has ban of an ; .-? .? extravagance that means ; a hand to mouth, paper bat kind of an j ce that boded only a haphazard future. <an it be that the New Kng land leaven is running thin and that .dition of the economies of the I'tiritan grandmothers has dropped a link? Anyway, last week the Hosten ' ub sent for Miss Fdna Lewi?, of i "h Avenue, who has worked out the problem of Systematic Saving to a Mte* Edna Lewis Throws a Glamour Over the Road of Saving a?? the Road to the Independence of WorKing Women. save nnd invest their enrn:ngs or their patrimony and f 1 rich-quick Miss Lewis throws s'ich a glamour around business that the makes you feel as if you have only to reach for the rainbow to have the bag of gold which is loi-ated at the end of it .trop into your hand. It gives you no shiver of horror when she tells ymi that ? tire population of the United States leave ti no es- ? t?te. Mavbe this is because you feel no I _ psychological finish and is the director | Woman's Insui ? rtment, I with all kinds of financial n ? ? how n i? doni to dit how N'ew York women have learned to lure of ?u'on bi i of her secret, or it may be becau two canaries thir , lit Cages in her ol r roundelay and plants bloom in the window quite the most different kind of a financial outlook yon have ever been invited to think about. You wonder bow uhe winked it ? "I gave up school tench ng and went into bu he said, "because I felt that I needed ? larger I up finance, and then ! two yeai - for b . On? day I hud an awakening. I had it ng for myself I wa i wrong truck. So I revers? ! my thought and tried h ; for them? I made up mv mind to help wherever I could. A* i ??i b< gun to work. In helping . -'i be ? If. That ret of tss. 'Service' i? the watchword. "For example: I know plenty ? to live, but who cannot se- i in a house. These people mti-f be edu? cated up to a house. Foi there are ftrsl In It in luburbai ,? the commutation la hardly more than it is in 1 of town by I i'f a nance ; the He ?rn on them. Hire begins ti i the home ? three house, which means that the house is ??n the corner, with enti that cannot see each other, II. 3ut the garden must first have be< Firs id from the upper of th?J After a want a pi to 1 is h?.-'. s'em the ravings that me i ng or B. I want . to live and let live and enjoy themselves, and save a regular sum every month. Why, just to put away $10 a month during your working ) ou an inde- ? lent Think of 11 "If that is your rr;-. ? | to get people Tn i 'u you W idea away for your competitors to profit by." 1 But Miss Lewis says it. doesn't work out in that way. She says the more you givi? Ideas and everything else the ? has prove 1 it. And that's what she told the Bos? ton women. She s.v.d that was her hile it was not a new il npr'.ir-a'ion of it ? he rather a new one to many -, as it was new to her a few re Im-mess be-^an to como to Iht. I Miss Edna Lewis, Adviser of Thrift. "Save something," she reiterated, "evon if tho only thir.g you have in mind i? that it is a good example to set and that some one near and dear to you, who needs just such an cx . may perhap? follow your I ? -rk in book - ?? aturea of mod? ern ?ducation. T ?. teach children to eojoy ?t faaliag o? thru?, a the most splendid thing. You may say that this is only an incentive to the children of th?> poor, hut this is not true, neces? sarily. For example, I have in mind a little boy who?e parents had always given him everything, so that he had no idea of the value of money. One day a loving aunt, who had learned the value of systematic saving herself, asked the boy's parents if she might play a little 'game' with him. The 'game' was that she was to give him an allowance ?V 25 cents a week, hut that he must spend it in the following way: Ten cents he could have for him? self to do as he liked with; five cents was for his church; five cents to make somebody happy with and five cents to ?ave. lb- was f > report to his aunt each . telling he.' how the allowance I ? game' has ?? ? proved to b<> a most hsppj ' -e lad is learning the raine of system .?nd economy and the value for others. 'Syste? matic eaving' it my muaage," coa eluded Miss Lew?s. "It Beam more than the mere putting aside of money; it means establishing habits o? care? fulness, thru i con ?ideration for others. "There is a little r.ine-year i.i chap from whom I bu net in front of the Hotel Ma tx the Grand i ? ation. Id i't aoow whether he selected that place t hlm ?eU or not, but . - - at for three years I have been Duyii ?? my $u ?;om him. always there, and ho picked i >u. faff tner, and later \*o (.? e go- 4 friends. Vi course, ?? can.y : igether on the Systematic Sa, Only the other day rie told n.n :..*: ??sides helping his mother, Lu had put in tue ban*. 178 or more, lie is a tfuUnt business bo;.. ? customers, ai a if he hasn't the paper yog irai t ne ?s as quicK as a Ila?u to get it tor you. lie has doubtless learned these habits through necessity, but h? huj the foun? dation for a successful I. Jiinest career." Miss Lewis laid the most intereev inp part of h?r . .ib tall wa.s the question boa. rhe : Mowing ?ru sent up end answer? d as foil? Q .? .^.ion -What proport.on of your '.ould you save? Answer Inder ord.nary ?irrum s 1 should say that at least 10 per cent of the u: . id a cnjn'.h could be saved. ?ion 1 can conve-ientiy save $? a month out vi a salarj o? |40 a monto. ail I invest it? er Four dol?an a month, or $50 a year, will buy . - class g ?'. $1.200 or $1, ? This is what 1 call insure.: . ,c sav? ing, and a most ? > vay of sav? ing. Question?I can put by $500 a year for ten years. How v ill I bo r? paid for the effort7 Answer Five hundred dollar? paid yearly for ten yean .;. a 6 per c? nt accumulative b< .ng at r I issue, me of $400 tu you in ?? r, getting $7 ivi ' est to - ?' a $.' wie;.', y wage, ?* .ni ltv iild say ? a . in a 6 per ce it bond w of $2,500 tin in i prob ? tier ar. i year; or, sni ,'h f.r twenty yea- a neat ettg of $5,000 and an ..: . ..?/ . Miss Lewis said the thing w?, hav? grown awn- .? egg.1* ' While they uere not v were 'team ? MISS 1URIEL HURRAY announce.?? to her pupil* that during the month* of JULY and AUGUST >he will cotidNCf SPECIAL SIMMER CLASSES IN DANCING at Her Stuuii?. M w'etl H k -'rtti. Only ill l ? ? ' 0 ' I '. TELEPHONE S2t9 l'L.\/.A. I?_I