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■SATURDAY EVENING, MAY 18. 1901.
■■ti^iß^— ■v f. ///// •\^T^m_ *—^—<- i .i : —■——:———• ■•■■••••■ •• ' .-..•■' ;i .■■■'. ■ ■ i\r~~ • »• SUFFRAGISTS ARE COMING List of Those Who Arc to Be Present at the National Convention, May 30 to June 5. The list of delegates to the National American Woman's Suffrage association is practically complete, although some changes will undoubtedly be made up to the beginning of the convention. One in teresting and prominent woman has al ready arrived, Miss Ella Harrison, for several years president of the Missouri association. It is possible that she may decide to remain in Minnesota. The suffrage convention affords capital opportunities to the press, for its leaders are women of ideas and achievements, wno are worth writing about. This results in a good attendance of newspaper women and general writers. Among those already registered are Mrs. Ella Hamilton Durley. associate editor and proprietor of the Dcs Moines News; Mrs. Ellis Meredith, a bril liant -writer of Denver, and the publisher of the Western Club Woman before its absorption by the Club Woman of Boston; Mrs. Margaret Post, of Grand Rapids, wife of the editor of Demoresis; Mrs. Ida Porter Buyer of Columbia, Pa.; Mrs- Evelyn H. Belden cf the Sioux City Trib une, and president of the lowa Suffrage association; Mrs. Elnora Monroe Babcock, chairman national press committee; Mrs. Virginia D. Young of Fairfax. S. C; Mrs. Hala Hammond Butt, president of the Mississippi association; and Miss Frances Taylor, Cincinnati. Mrs. Lilian Clarkson West, national press superintendent of the Federation of Young People's societies, with headquarters in Chicago, and corre spondent for several important daily papers, is already in the city and will remain for some time. She will be on duty during the convention. Mrs. West may also become a permanent resident of the city. The list of delegates is as follows: Alabama—Miss Frances Griffin, Verbena. Arkansas—\'rs. Jennie Cary Pitman, Mr*. Bemls, Prescott; Miss Ellen Reinhardt, Miss W. W. Walton, Little Rock: Mrs. Otto Roll ■vrage. Miss Luella Davis. Forest City. California—Mrs. E. H. Speddy, Mrs. Anna R. Wood, Alameda; Mrs. John Swift, San Francisco: Mrs. Genevieve Wright. Colorado—Mrs. E. C. Adams, Colorado Springs: Professor Theodosia G. Ammons, Fort Collins; Mrs. Mary C. C. Bradford, Mrs. Amy K. Cornwall. Mrs. Ellis Meredith. Mrs. Lucy E. R. Scott, Denver; Susan R. Ashley, Rev. Mila Turper Maynard, Louisa M. Tyler. District of Columbia—Mr6. Jennie W. Holtz man, Mrs. A. L. Ham. Mrs. Lucy Page Stell, Mrs. Ellen Powell Thompson, Mrs. Helen Rand Tyndali, Dr. Ella Marble, Mrs. D. H. Sullivan, Washington; Dr A. E. Portman, Chevy Chase, Md. North Dakota—Mrs. Addle L. Carr, North wood; Mis Maude J. Mathews, Larimore; Mrs. L. L. Muir, Hunter: Mrs. S. E. Kelson, Car rington; Mrs. L. M. Woodhull, Wahpeton. Illinois—Mrs Martha Spencer Diete. Mrs. Catherine Waugh McCullough. Louis E. Post, Mrs. Iva Wooden, Chicago: Elizabeth Boynton Harbert, Evanston; Mrs. D. L. Heald, Mrs. Mary E. Metzger, Moline: Rev. Kate Hughes, Mrs. Eva Munson Smith, Springfield; Dr. Julia Holmes Smith. Indiana —Bertha G. Wade. Indianapolis. lowa—Mrs. Adelaide Ballard, Hull; Mrs. Eunice T. Burnett, Mrs. G. W. Bemis, Inde pendence; Mrs. T. K. Bradley, Rock Rapids; Mrs. Martha C. Callaman, Mrs. Margaret W. Campbell, Mrs. Clara M. Richey. Mrs. May Sweet, Dcs Molnes: Mrs. Bella Cohen, Mrs. Julia C. Hallam. Mrs. Julius Pappe, Sioux City: Mrs. May H. Douglas, Postville; Mrs. J. D. Glass, Mrs. Eleanor C. Stockman, Ma son City; Mrs. Emma C. Ladd, Mrs. N. Kel son, Sheldon: Miss Ella Moffatt, Marshall town; Mrs. Emily Phillips, Ottumwa; Mrs. M. C. Brunker, West Side: Miss Daisy Deigh ton, Shenandoah; Mrs. W. L. Eaton, Osage; Mrs. Ida Fischer, Eagle Grcve; Mrs. Helen GERMAN GARDEN PARTY A Novel Affair That "Was Suggested try the Famous "Elizabeth." The -wide popularity of that charming book of authorship unknown, "Elizabeth and Her German Garden," has given rise to an ex quisite little evening entertainment—a Ger man garden party. Most of Elizabeth's time in her German garden, It will be remembered, was spent among flowers. The guests at a German garden party are asked to p*ut in their leisure moments in the same enjoyable way, as the merry-makini is a flower party of a very novel sort. Some little time, say a day or two before the party, the flowers are prepared. They are good-sized blossoms, about three inches In diameter, and are drawn, or cut out and pasted upon flexible cardboard. Outlines only are used, and no coloring. Good, clear designs with petals, stems and other ports well developed are best for the purpose. Familiar flowers only are chosen. The list at a successful affair of the kind given In Xew York recently selected these blossoms for representation: Rose, daisy, buttercup, white lily, sunflower, pansy, lilac, dandelion, rlover, orchid, carnation, anemone, azalea, snowball, violet, magnolia, tulip, crocus, poppy, morning glory, cockscomb, gentian, water lily, tiger .lily and narcissus. When all are completed, cither by drawing or pasting, the flowers are cut with sharp scissors into as many pieces as there are letters in its name. So far as possible it is best to cut with the line of the sketch separ ating petal from petal, and calyx from corolla. One letter from the name of the flower Is then written upon each piece formed in cut ting the blossom. When all have been sepa rated and marked in this way the pieces are mixed well and filled into a green watering pot or a garden basket. When the game is-about to begin the hos tess or one.of her aides appears costumed In white, and wearing a drooping leghorn gar den hat with long ribbons. She carries in one hand the watering pot or basket. With the other she takes out handfuls of the flower pieces, strewing them here and there over the carpet. The g-uests follow, picking up the fragments and endeavoring to form them into whole flowers. One person may retain not more than ten pieces in the hand at one time, a rule which prevents any player from thought lessly amassing too many pieces and thus reducing the chances of others. As none of the names given exteed ten letters, this rule Is in no way inconvenient. A good hint to ward* forming the flowers lies in the letter- j log, while the general shape and character help ou* also. Charming little baskets are distributed among the flower seekers, one to each person. I Into these the flower, when completed, is dropped. No flower can be placed in the bas ket until it has been inspected by the hostess j or other umpire duly appointed. If any j flower gathered in this way should prove in correct the various parts must be again scat tered to the .winds of heaven. The botanist who, in a certain length of time, say an hour and a half, succeeds in forming the largest bouquet, wfns the prize— j the latest book by the mysterious author of "Elizabeth and Her German Garden." If you need a 3ervant use Journal wants. Baseball Schedules. Get the second edition of the Xorth- Western Line's Official Western League vest-pocket baseball schedule. Has trans ferred games. Right up-to-date. Free at city ticket offices. 382 Robert st, St. Paul, 413 Nieollet ay. Minneapolis. Harriman, Kempton; Mrs. Ly&a Pike.Onawa; Mrs. Ed Curtis. Kansas— M.s. Anna L. Digss, Mrs Lucy B. Johnston, Topeka: Mrs. Antoinette Haskell. Gaylord; Miss Helen Klmber, Parsons; Mrs. Olive J. Royre. Phillipsburg; Mrs. Henrietta Stoddard Turner, Paola. Kentucky—Mrs. Sarah Clay Benuet, Rich mond: Mrs. Mary C. Cramer, Lexington; Mrs. Mary K. Patterson, Lam-aster; Mrs. Laura S. Bruce. Louisiana—Miss Jean Gordon, Miss Kate Gordon, Mrs. Caroline Merrlck, New Orleans; Miss Jess Ste\en. Miss Frances Slaaden. Maine —Miss Anna Burgess, Mrs. Lucy Ho bart Day, Mrs. J. \V. tyyer, Portland; Miss Martha Fairtield, Saco; Mrs. Wesley G. Smith, Old Orchard. Maryland—Mrs. Charles A. Carroll. Mrs. E. H. Williams, Baltimore; Mrs. Annie R. Lamb, Covanstou: Mary Bentley Thomas, Elinor. Massachusetts—Kerry B. Blackwell, Miss Alice Stone Blackwt-U, Boston. Michigan—Mrs. Lc-nor Starker Bliss, Sagl naw; Mrs. Emily B. Keteham, Mrs. Margaret Post, Grand Kapids; Mrs. Belle M. Perry, Charlotte; Mr. and Mrs. Martha Snyder Root, Bay City: Mrs. Sproat. Detroit; Mrs. Eliza beth A. Willard, Battle Creek. Minnesota—Mrs. A. T. Anderson, Dr. Ethel E. Hurd, Mrs. Ima Wine-hell Stacy, Mrs. Maud C. Stockwell, Minneapolis; Mrs. Jennie Brown, Laverne; Mrs. Hanna Egleston, Wykoff; Mrs. Julia B. Nelson, Red Wing. Missississi — Mrs. Hala Hammond Butt, Clarksdale. Missouri—Mrs L. R. Austin, Mrs. Elvira Hayes, Mrs. Dora Greene Wilson, Mrs. Etta EL M. Winch, Kansas City; Mrs. Addie M. Johnson, Mrs. Alice C. Mulkey, St. Louis; Miss Ella Harrison. Carthage. Montana—Mrs. P. A. Dann, Great Falls. Nebraska—Mrs. Ida L. Deanie. Mrß. G. C. Latta, Tekamah: Laura Gregg, Omaha; Mrs. A. J. Marble, Mrs. Norris, Table Rock; Mrs. H. M. Pendleton, Mrs. M. J. Warner, Ne braska City: Clat-i A. Young, Broken Bow. New Jersey—Dr. Mary D. Hussey, East Orange; Mrs. Anna R. Jeffery, Mrs. Minola Graham Sexton, Orange. New York—Miss Mary S. Anthony, Mr. and Mrs. James Sargent, Rochester; Mrs. Elnora If. Babcock; Mrs. A. E. Cameron, Mrs. Cor nelia H. Cary, Mrs. Mariana Chapman, Noah H. Chapman, Mrs. Priseilla Dudley Hackstaff, Mrs. Mary Hilliard Loines, Mrs. Sarah W. Shepherd, Brooklyn; Mrs. A. R. Fish, Glens Falls; Miss Florence Gregory, Skaneatles; Mrs. Ada M. Hall, M'ts Harriet May Mills. Syracuse; Mrs. Ella S. Hammond, Hornels ville; Miss Emily Howland. Sherwood; Mrs. Mary N. Hubbard, Cambridge; Miss Elizabeth Humphrey, Warsaw; Dr. Mary Putnam Jacobi, Miss Gail Laughlin, New York; Mrs. Elizabeth Wright Osborr.e, Auburn: Mrs. Martha Fuller Prather, Falconer; Mrs. J. D. Sheppard, Perm Yaw; Mrs. Martha J. H. Stebbins, Churchvilie; Miss Anna Willett, Miss Lila Willet, Long Island. Ohio—Mrs. Sarah A. Bissell, Mrs. Ellen Sully Fray, Toledo; Dr. Kate Perry Cain. Covington: Mrs. Eleanore M. Hall. Canton; Mrs. Jennie W. Hoover, Athens: Mrs. John T. Mac-k, Sandusky; Mr?. Julia' Poland, Col umbus; Dr. Sarah M. Biewers, Miss Frances Taylor, Cincinnati. Pennsylvania—Mrs. L. L. Blankenburg, Miss Lucretia Blankenburg, Mrs. Anna R. Boyd, Dr. and Mrs. C. M. Pierce, Xicola M. Shaw, Philadelphia; Mrs. Ida Porter, Cin cinnati; Mrs. Josie R. Harsh. Columbia. Utah—Mrs. Electa Bullo:k, Emily S. Rich ards, Mrs. J. Fewson Smith. Wisconsin—Rev. Olympia Brown. Racine; Mrs. H. H. Charlton, Brodhead: Mrs. Laura Demmon, Mrs. Emma Thcrlow. La Crosse; Mrs. A. A. Fowler, Portage; Mrs. Etta Gard ner, Mrs. Kindlaub, Platteville: Mrs. Jessie N. Luther, Madison; Mrs. Laura James, Rev. Alice Ball Loomis. Richland Center. NECKWEAR FANCIES Collection of Lore and Embroidered Dress AccessorieM .Needed. The fancy of the moment calls foM» collec tion of lace or embroidered collars ami fichus, accessories of feminine dress that at all timed are valuable in making a change if one's wardrobe is limited, or in giving an individ ual note to a conventional gown that other wise might be lost sight of where a given style of dress is too blindly followed. Linen collars with small- turned-down flaps, hem stitched or embroidered, are now so elabo rately made and so generally worn that there is danger of reaction setting in that will end in their going out of fashion. Just now the points are longer and are most elaborately embroidered. Lace collars are worn even with simple waists. High collars of lace with rows of beading through which is run narrow ribbon are fashionable, and are attractive on thin gowns with which a fichu is worn, the upper part of the flchu having the ribbons run through to harmonize with the collar. Lace shoulder collars are less fashionable for trimming cloth suits than are those of tucked or embroidered batiste, trimmed with lace. These are so much in vogue that, like the lace bolero, they "may be botight at delight fully low prices. In selecting same, however, it is well to remember that the darker yellow and cream laces are the most useful, because they harmonize so much more readily with the colors now worn, and are softer and more generally becoming than are pure white laces. tSomeftunninOPicture Hats I MMMM -J I 7L- MIM ■i Lmm^^?j~s' PHOTOGR£\P]rifrD ■ F'Qfe. 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' *■ . ■ ■ . . , •• ..„ ' ' , ■ -borough hat is woven*of fancy black The above is a big June carriage hat "com- S -Here is an exquisitely pretty Marie "Stuart- A picture hat of rich sea blue chiffon folded , straw braid, is faced with hyacinth blue chif- • " posed of black folded tulle edged with satin " paille de ; satin braid. .'lt'is wreathed with ' _■ on a gauze frame, and elaborately_dres3ea . fon, and has its wide brim weighted with - . cord braid and has sweeping feathers falling '-■■ -white "roses : and has black and white tulle with feathers of -tie same shade.: superb black ostrich plumes. " • away gracefully at either side. • draped around the crown. - - . ■ ' ■•;;.': v ' " THE MINNEAPOLIS JGUKNAL. BSfejgLS j^l M"^ iijjyu i fcT^f"rrffi'ff f frT T1 'p'th mtil^wi «uSOIHBI^Bi3HnHHHBffifi ■|5J^-^jx'-'i!i|tk*rn^:'f t^ v^^^i£^^iC^^^^^»l^^fe*«'^^^£^K^ !^.i!?*.'?^i'.;.;ir«"; "S HONORARY COMMISSIONERS FOR MINNESOTA TO PAN-AMERICAN EXPOSITION I m A * IR^ HP* fiftk \ II WHAT WOMEN HAVE DONE IN ART Review of Many Fields Preferred by Experts for First New Report of the General Federation Art Committee. The art committee of the General Fed-1 eration of Women's clubs has just issued its annual report. It being the first publi cation of the eomimttee in the twentieth century, i: was thought a fitting occasion to present a concise review of the work being done by skilled women in certain definite lines of the fine and applied arts. The report says: ."When massed together, it presents a volume of actual accomplish ment that has weight and dignity and com- ! mands respectful attention. Its effect up on the producer is to encourage the woman who wishes to work along artistic lines, by recording the success of those already thus engaged. It will be a guide in indi cating what veins are already open and how they have been worked. "In drawing attention to the activity of women in the applied arts, we hope to give fresh emphasis to the value and beauty of the articles they produce, and indirectly to the opening of new markets for them. The application of art to hand icraft opens unnumbered avenues of de lightful occupation to women of refine ment and education. 'In view of women's late apeparance in the higher walks of creative art. emphasis of her contribution is permissible, both for the stimulus of women already enrolled as artists and for the encouragement of others hesitating to add themselves to the number of those who consecrate their lives to the creation of beauty through the united labor of head and hand. At a later stage we trust one chronicle will record the art history of man and woman with out distinction of sex." The reports from the several fields were prepared t/ experts, in several cases the most eminent woman in the field. A few of the most interesting are herewith given: Homo Weaving. Among the arts of manufacture, that of wpavina/is one of the most indispensable, and covers the widest range of usefulness. For merly this was a domestic industry, and there are still certain art qualities inherent In domestic weavings which are impossible to machine manufactures. The encouragement and perfection of artis tic, hand-woven textiles would have an ef fect upon the happiness and prosperity of in dividual women and the commercial advance ment of the country. There has never exist ed in the history of the world such a possi bility of development of the domestic arts as exists to-day in America. On the one hand a climate and soil adapted to the production of all fiber, including silk, and a race pos sessing great natural ingenuity, facility and industry; and, on the other, a great body of educated, art loving, federated women, per fectly equipped for the work, actively inter ested in art production and perfection, and willing to give their attention to any useful public object. Such a conjunction of knowledge and natu ral aflvantage exists in no other country. There are industries of production or manu facture, either indigenous or peculiarly adapted to every section of the country, and there are women's clubs, with art committees also, in every section. Whatever Is the tradi tional or dominant industry, from silk rais ing to rag carpet weaving, it can be made either beautiful or profitable and popular by the knowledge of these selected women. A good beginning has already been made in various directions by individuals more or less well equipped for the work, but it needs the combined actoin and powerful encourage ment of women's clubs to make a national feature of American domestic industries. —Caridaee Wheeler, 116 E Twenty-third street, New York. Photography. Photography is now recognized the world over, if not as a fine an, as an applied art. Women have played no small part in bringing this ebour. The best professional photography in this country is being done by women. The ! first woman elected to the "Linked Ring"— the most exclusive photographic society In the world —is an American. Dennian Ross, professor of p.estbe*.'cfl, Harvard, who is de voting himself to compiling a grammar of art, has said more than once from the public platform that a woniaa in this country is doing more to teach the public art with her camera than any portrait painter with his brush A woman photographer was" invited to be the United States commissioner at Paris last summer to represent the women photographers of the United States. It is claimed that the united exhibit she presented at the photographic congress was the feature of the hour! The Russians secured the loan of the exhibit to use as a weapon in ob taining a cojyright law, which had been opposed on the ground that in photography there can be no individuality of expression. The exhibit 13 still in Russia, but flattering press notices are finding their way over here. saying that the work of the American women in photography has been a great eye opener and source of inspiration to the Russians. One woman is represented by invitation in a loan collection of eighty-five photograohs now being qhown in all the principal cities and towns of Germany and Austria as works lof art. the regular limit to each exhibitor being three prints. She has five. One woman In Xew York is on the staff of an important publishing house as photographic illustrator. Two women in New York photograph all the celebrities for several magazines. A woman was sent by a syndicate to intercept and photograph Admiral Dewey on his tri umphal voyage from Manila. A woman made the finest nhotosrraphs on record of Washing trn school children in action, and which caused the Ficnch to wonder at the status of our public schools end to exclaim at the types of children in attendance. Thp women photographers who have made the most marked success have brought to their work those same traits of character which are the essentials of success in any field —an especial adaptation for their particular branch, a con centration of energies in one direction, years of training in art schools or other fields. —Gertrude Kasebier, 27" Fifth avenue, Xew York. 'Women as Painters. In many respects painting is a profession eminently fitted to the temperament and tal ents of women, and it is not to be wondered at that thousands of girls have chosen It as a means of livelihood. This, however, is a fact only developed within the past ten or fifteen years, since so many finer faeilties for study have been opened to them in the great cities of Amer ica and in the art centers of Europe. Back of this period women painters were rare indeed, and one finds a very casual sur- vey of the past generally brings to light the solitary but charming figure of Mme. le Brun, and in the daybreak of our own time Rosa'Bonheur looms up, an impressive char acter, from time to time stiil claiming our respectful and admiring attention. At the present time many women have come well to the front as portrait and genre painters, one or two pushing into the very front ranks, ;n consequence of the acquisition of superla tive technical skill or the possession of vital imagination. Miss Cecilia Beaux is easily the aiost notable among the former; and Miss Mary Cassatt, of world-wide fame for her remarkable impressionistic pictures. Many other clever women are crowding not far behind these two bright stars, among whom Amanda Brewster Sewell, Mrs. Leslie Cotton and Miss B. Emmet are becoming more and more noticeable. Imagination is a quality largely developed in woman, and has influenced the work of painters of the other sex more or less strong ly in the easel and decorative pictures of the day. Decorative painting has given wide scope for the exercise of this charming fac ulty, and has been eagerly taken advantage of, greatly to the benefit of our surroundings, in painted ceilings, friezes and panels, where the wildest fancy is easily at home within the rules of art and good taste. In the branch of churchly decoration.Miss Maitland Armstrong and Ella Condee Lamb hold honorable place among decorators. For women the gentleness of the labor of painting makes it very naturally a favorite pursuit, for there is nothing in the whole course of study, severe and unremitting though it be, that a woman with gifts along that line is not fully equal to undertake and conquer. There is, however, one thing which is a. very serious and constantly recurring obstacle, and that is the liability of any and every woman to marry just as she has com pleted her first period of hard study and prepared herself to start on a more or less successful life work. This has proved fatal to many a promising career. There are, however, some determined spirits that not only do not quail before these difficulties, but actually succeed in being good wives and careful mothers as well as able and success ful painters. As a rule, however, a woman painter, if married, unless exceptional in nature or surroundings, must count on giv ing up from five to ten years, according to the size of her family, to the raising of her children and dealing with the many compli cated problems of the life of a wife and mother. It is easy to be seen that this is likely to spoil the most promising of artistic careers, and any one undertaking it will have to face the difficulties of picking up and mending a broken thread, which is far more troublesome than beginning at the very be ginning. It would seem, then, that the best advice one could give to an able and talented woman painter is to steer wide of the mar riage banns if she means to achieve her am bitions through art. The richness of oppor tunity given In art, the manifold variety In cluded in that little word, is so enticing that the only wonder is that the whole world, both male and female, does not rush into expres sion in some one of its forms. Little won der, then, that woman, who for so many ages has been denied any outer form of com petition and expression, should regard it with fascinated eyes and a secret -determination to adjust her life to it In some form, if pos sible. —Dora Wheeler Keith, Flushing, X. Y. COOL LOOKING FURNISHINGS Porch Furniture Should Be Able to So Impress One—Decorators Object to Indian Prints. Several Minneapolis women have adopted the custom so prevalent in the east and are ordering slips of cretonne and of denim with which to cover the chairs and couches that have seen serv ice all winter in their damasks or tapes try clothes. These slips are not designed to hide worn places nor are they used to preserve the tapestry. Their sole pur pose Is to Impart a cool appearance to,the room so that one will almost shiver on coming in from the hot glare outside. Other Minneapolis women are amused at the idea of having summer furniture and winter furniture and talk darkly of moths for the latter and dampness for the former and draw weary sighs at the thought of a housekeeper with two sets of housefurnishings to look after, when one is enough to send her to an untimely grave. "Our summer season is so short," ex plained one of the latter, "that it seems hardly worth while to pack all of the win ter furnishings away. So many Minne apolis women have cottages at the differ ent lakes in which to develop their ideas of summer furnishings that it is boot less to disturb the serenity of the town house for the few warm weeks that one remains in it. I sincerely hope that we will not become like the eastern women. I have unpleasant remembrances of the chaotic condition the house and people were in during the transition period when we were preparing to be cool and com fortable. All the upholstered furniture was wrapped in cloths and strung with ■moth balls and exiled to the attic. The rugs and curtains followed and in their places were matting or denim rugs, rat tan and wicker furniture with cotton overdraperies to the net curtains at the window. That much was all right, but I did object to the swathing of the chandel iers and pictures in mosquito netting. It looked too much like a cheap restaurant. I have a Pennsylvania neighbor here 4n Minneapolis who faithfully follows the customs of her foremothers and makes herself and her family uncomfortable for a month or more every spring and fall." "But its so much more comfortable," argued another neighbor. "No one wants to have hot. stuffy upholstered affairs round in warm weather. I cannot afford to do much in the house but I am de voting my energies to the porch. I have bought grass twine mats for the floor and grass twine chairs and tables and ordered a new green and white awn ing to run across the front. When I planted my garden I gave special atten tion to my porch boxes and looked after the welfare of the vines. I am going to bring my palms out and let them dissi pate in light and air. There is to be nothing on that porch that I cennot leave out all night and I am going to take com fort and pleasure in it all the warm days." Porch life is a distinctive feature of a Minneapolis summer, and women make just as much of an effort to have their verandas up-to-date as their drawing rooms. Green and red continue to be the popular colors, although one frequently sees a blue and white awning. "Where the porch is overgrown with a tangle of vines the red is much more effective and give» a gay little touch to a staid family man sion. Wicker, willow, bamboo and rattan are the chosen materials for furniture, not only on account, of lightness, but because moisture does not hurt them. The damp ness that results from a heavy dew does no harm and even a good wetting only serves to freshen. It makes a burden of a pleasure to use furniture on the porch that must be carried in every night, and many a nap has been spoiled by trying to remember if Jennie brought in the ham mock. A new summer furniture that has ap peared in the market this spring is the Vert. It is not cheap, costing about as much as winter chairs. The shapes are. charming and as comfortable as they are pretty, and the woven backs and seats seem especially adapted to a sultry July day. The chairs come in different colors. The rattan Is also stained, red, green or weathered oak. Weathered oak has taken the place of Flemish furniture, and it is only a question of a short time before everybody will be wondering where the Flemish pieces have gone, for they are sure to disappear with the wane of their popularity, just as antique oak and other finishes went before them. For summer cottages there are the daintiest of materials for curtains, quaint flowered muslins that are to be hung in straight folds under drapery of denim. Over draperies are so much the thing that it is hardly proper for a window to be without them, and the denims are ap pliqued witb» gay bands of figured cretone and made up just about as they were when they were in style, some twenty five years ago. The Aiglon net, another new material for curtains, is a coarse mesh dyed to any color the novelty seeker wants. These same cretonne bands are ap pliqued on bed spreads and bolsters with a cream cretonne for a foundation and wonderfully quaint and old-fashioned thdy are. A suite of rooms which have re cently been furnished for a prominent club man has poppies for the motif of the decorations and great scraggly poppies ramble all over his bedspread and peep down from the ceiling. An ingenious woman is going to obtain a mat for her porch by keeping her chil dren amused. Last summer they gath ered rushes and had the jolliest times cutting the long green leaves and making them into bundles and carrying them home. On story days through the win ter the young people amused themselves by weaving them together with a stout cord after the manner of a Japanese jalouise, and the result is a stout, serv iceable mat that may be put on the floor or hung from the roof to keep out the sun. This same woman has made porch pillows from the matting which cornea around tea boxes and which the grocer was only too glad to give her. The edges have been bound with red and green braid and the pillows stuffed with excelsior are just as comfortable as those made of the imported matting, and the expense o* excelsior and braid was so small as to be almost nothing. Decorators do not look with approval on the use of East India prints in sum mer cottages and talk scornfully of their weight and warm appearance. If the aver age laike dweller is robbed of her East India cottons wherewithal shall her cot- tage be furnished? These inexpensive prints have been the bulwark of the lake home, they have draped boxes for every conceivable purpose, and if the craze for colonial styles send- them into banish ment there will be less furbelow and more space in many a home. Women have a habit of clinging to what they like, and the Bast India print is so firmly enshrined in their affections that it may take more than the decorators to displace them. The decree has gone forth, however, and the coming season may be memorable for sim plicity. But simplicity is expensive, and the questian that confronts most house keepers is that of expense. DIAMOND MEDAL WINNER. Miss Eleanor E. Lloyd recited Wednesday evening at the Franklin Avenue M. E. church while the judges were out deciding as to the winner of the W. C. T. U. grand gold medal contest, which took olaca that evening. -Mis» MISS ELEANOR E. LLOYD. Lloyd won the diamond medal at the W. 0. T. U. state convention, which was held in Mankato last August, and has received a diploma which entitles her to enter the In tercollegiate contest. Miss Lloyd is a Min neapolis girl, and her many friends have watched her progress with great interest. THIS SEASON'S SHIRT WAISTS They Are Plainer Than Those of Last Summer. There are two things noticeable about the shirt waists this season. They are plainer than they have ever been before, and there Is a slight attempt made to do away with high collars. Some of the shirt waists have a soft turnover collar with no provision made for stock, linen collar or ribbon. Whether It will become popular or not no one seems to be able to tell. The ribbon counters are full of soft silk stock collars which are being sold rapidly. If the low collar comes In it •will probably be later, when the hot weather make* the thought of anything around one'» neck an unpleasant one. Most of the shirt waists are made with bishop sleeves, tucked or plaited backs and fronts, and all that sort of thing, but there is always a demand for genuine shirt waists for women. This year they, like the men's shirts, have narrower cuffs, and, in many cases, smoked pearl buttons. There are more plain French backs than ever before, though many women still prefer box plaits or side plaits. The sleeves are a trifle fuller than those of last year's model. Otherwise there is little difference. "I fancy there's rather a revulsion of feel- Ing among women on the shirt waist sub ject," remarked a. clerk in one of the stores. "Many of our swellest women customers have said to us this spring that they want severely plain shirt waists. One of the most fashion able women in town was here only the other day. She said that the shirt waist had gone through such an evolution that it had lost all its merits and was merely a poor substitute for something else—that it wasn't dresay enough for dress occasions and still was not simple, easily laundered and plain. She said she was willing to have a lot of fancy tucked and trimmed waists that would never be ex pected to stand washing, but that she wanted some good old-fashioned shirt waists without a sign of a tuck or plait or trimming and with nothing but the material and cut to rec ommend them. A number of women have Bald practically that same thing to me, so I suppose there Is to be a more definite line drawn between the tailor waist and the fancy thin waist. Each has its place." Backache is almost immediately relieved by wearing one of Carter's Smart Weed and Belladonna Backache Plasters. Try one and be free from pain. Price 25 cents. Brilliancy unsurpassed. ELECTRq ■*? SILVER POLISH t^-| --silicon Lustre that will last. i- 2fever scratching, nerer wearing.—At Grocer* 5