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SATURDAY EVENING, AUGUST 31, 1901.
*5 |^^B|*s WHAT THE FAIR OFFERS WOMEN VISITORS Preparations Made by the Minnesota Federa tion of Women's Clubs at the Headquarters Building—Musical Programs of the Week. No woman who realizes the attractive ness of the women's headquarters at the state fair and the opportunities for com fort and rest as well as the social pleas ures offered will fall to accept the cor dial invitation of the Minnesota Federa tion of Women's clubs to spend as much time In the handsome club building as she can spare from other things. The fed eration at fair time, through arrangement with the fair board, acts as hostess for the women of the state, providing for the com fort and entertainment of the women vis itors. The building used for the women's head quarters Is the old driving club building, a commodious brown house beside the race track to the right of the grand stand. It' will be conspicuously labelled next week so that no one will have a good excuse ! for missing it. The house will be open to visitors all of the week but on Mon day there will be no exercises and rib federation reception committee on ac count of the Roosevelt luncheon. Much misapprehension has arisen over this luncheon that has been annoying both to the members of the state fair committee appointed by the- federation and ] to the officers of the state federation. The luncheon is to be given by the State** Agricultural society, which manages the fair and the federation has no responsi bility or part in it. The Driving club building is the only place on the grounds suitable for such a function and the fed eration gave up the building for that day to the society. Two of the federation committee members, Mrs. Anna B. Un derwoo, chairman, and Mrs. W. M. Lig gett are wives of members of the Agri cultural society board and in their per sonal capacity have assisted in the ar rangements. Their services and the use j of the building caused the first confusion end this was quite natural and unavoid able. The federation officers and the state fair committee were much astonished this week and quite distressed, when the invi tations for the luncheon had been sent out to find that through some blunder of the agricultural society committee they had been Issued in the name of the state fed eration. Beginning Tuesday, the headquarters building will be the scene of a continuous performance of instructive and entertain ing programs. Every morning at 9 o'clock a demonstration lecture on cookery will be given by Miss Juniata L. Shepperd of the state agricultural school. At 10:30 each day there will be a program on some topic of general interest to women in cluding town and village improvement, education, libraries, art, etc., directed by women of prominence in the state. Philanthropy and mental improvement are laid aside in the afternoon and in their place are provided programs whose artis tic qualities make them delightful but which also have an educational value. The musical programs arranged by Mrs. C, G. Titcomb for the afternoons will be provided by the leading artists of Min neapolis and St. Paul who generously give their services, often at much inconveni ence to themselves. The programs are given in the basement and on the second floor and do not in any way Interfere with the use of the building for social purposes and the display of several Important educational exhibits all through the day. The only exhibits per mitted In the building are those of an educational nature solicited by the fed eration subcommittees. There will be . an arts and crafts exhibit secured by Mrs. W. A. Hall of the federation art commit tee. Nearly all of the skilled workers in Minneapolis will send specimens of work in carved and burnt wood, stained glass windows and designs for them, china, painted glass, sculpture, painting, screens and wall decorations. In addi tion to sending some of his own pictures, Robert Koehler will send a collection of work from the Minneapolis School of Fine Arts . A collection of the basketry work from -the public schools sent by Miss Helen Maxwell will prove very interesting, as no other recent introduction in manual work has given so much pleasure. Mrs. Oonde Hamlin of St. Paul is provid ing a similar collection of arts and crafts work from St. Paul and she will preside over the art program on Wednesday. There -will be sample libraries shown and library experts present to talk with thoso interested in library problems. . Practical work in town and village im provement will be shown by the woman's < auxiliary of the state horticultural society by means of photographs and plats illus- ' trating the management of a variety of ' grounds. The model sickroom will be In , charge of the Women's Medical club of , Minneapolis this year. The fully equipped room will be in charge of a professional nurse who will not only be prepared to take oare of emergency cases but to give ' Information to visitors. ; The birds' nest exhibit last year was Sonne Ideas in F"all Fashions x4_3B&_ai «s___2Ss»r tad tv la ka __i «sa__cis/ B *Sr _fl BY Jafc t v*\flßFv^fl | .*» B_feß_bflßr •', I i*B I ***Jsw BMfl "* l»BnBBBl ". ,s/ fl r fl flV*'< jflflflfl '* •* T_fl bT *^ --J BBJ *?? dfl -TBI i tflfl r^r*i\ flPffifl ■%?*'-» mm BM^W. fl flflft **- ** j-BB 4fl__Hfl__fl fl '♦<"*> amW Br \^Br>v m "\jfl Br .£ /* fl fir • , i"jfll %g L22ißßH^^ .*# /* i@_*L t_l-*"p "^ 'v* fit TazJs -*^H^l ■ <.* - </\ ** * -*£_r-'** ***** v^B ' * N* * -»oHn >»■ '•'■* - jigjj. *nt_i i> ffflßHßl A novel Tarn O'Shanter is here displayed of black velvet, decorated with medallions of acre : lace * and a . zig-zag > ruche ' of* narrow black satin ribbon. The under brim is faced With a long black ostrich plume. ■ * *-"'>'•■' ' '* '.-V- " ■■ - ' '.- ." '; '\'- WO MAN KIND n***l***9 ■_■_■ ttM* *BgBSMBB*'^ one of the most Interesting and this will be much enlarged and improved this year. This will also be in charge of the auxil iary to the horticultural society. A shool exhibit will be directed by Mrs.' H. S. Baker assisted by Miss Clum. The comfort side of affairs will be taken care of by providing plenty of comfortable chairs in pleasant surroundings and by checking wraps and packages free. The social side will be in charge of Mrs. L. P. Williams, president of the state federation who will act as chairman of the reception committee and will be present each day * jSsOW *^L fl_l JsP* I. Hpi" '^BBBfIB flflj IHH_B_k ißfl HBt -. flfli MRS. D. L. KINGSBURY. Member of State Fair Committee. with a large staff of assisting women who will welcome all viators and see that they enjoy all of the pleasures of the clubhouse. Each afternoon between four and six, aft ernoon tea will be served on the main floor. This feature will be directed by Mrs. D. L. Kingsbury. The point upon which tho federation lays especial emphasis is that there is no fee for admittance to the building. In the afternoon the verandas overlooking the race track will be closed to everyone, but the rest of the building will be open for free use for the purpose to which it is devoted, i. c., the entertainment of th© women visitors. MUSICAL PROGRAM Delightful and Artistic Treats Ar- ranged for Fair Visitors. The musical programs for each afternoon and the special musical numbers for the morning programs have been arranged by a committee which is made of Mrs. C. G. Titcomb, Mrs. F. H. Garland of St. Paul, and Mrs. W. B. Heath of Minneapo lis. The result of the committee's work is the following attractive and varied schedule: Monday. Program by Miss Hope's ladies' orchestra during the Roosevelt luncheon: National overture Herbert Largo ...." Handel Carmen selections Bizet Salome Loraine Tannhauser March Wagner "Florodora," waltz Stuart Symphony, "Militaire" Hayden "Persian." march Joh. Strauss "Burgomaster Lerdero "I Want to Be a Military .Florodora "Willow Grove March" Sorrentino Medley, national airs Tobani Serenade, "Barcarole Gavotte" Pache "Poet and Peasant," overture Yon Suppe Tuesday. •MORNING. (a) "A May Morning" Denza (b) "Three Roses Red" Morris "Vlllanelle" Dell'aciua Mrs. C. H. Crouse. AFTERNOON. Program given by Ladles' Thursday Music ale: (a) "Romance," from "Mlgnon" ....Thomas (b) "The Lass With the Delicate Air"..Arne Mrs. George C. Main. Violin, "Reverie" Viouxtemps Miss Verna Golden. "Angus McDonald" Rocckel Mrs. Louis Marchand Park. (a) Nocturn Op. 48, No. 1 Chopin (b) Bolero, Op. 19 Chopin Miss Jean E. Wakeman. (a) "Spring . Time" Weil (b) "Protestations" Norris Mrs. Elizabeth Brown Hawkins. Violin obligato by Craig Walston. Soprano solo and semi-chorus from "Queen of the Sea," Hummel. fa) AgTieta's song by the sea shore, Miss Alberta Fisher. (b) Agneta and chorus of water splrites, _H_HP9***k: £ Smmm 1 kSkSR \mr- Jam Mt^~^^-BBj| Br' ,t*jftlS] wmySamW^F 7 ~\ 'm*^m\\wam\m\ 8f11J34/ ,r""> imbbbl ' iH Wr£^t t 'W*" 4 ,^b_^B Ba.''ljn? Ai&flflfll fllfl® "' i<^Jr»QP™«Bfl-V ffai^aw^\ a%L ' 4f^***aw\ il-fe? A stylish walking hat for early autumn is seen in lavender felt, with knot and soft folds ' around the brim of velvet in the same shade. The breasts. on either side are Iridescent. THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL. Miss Edna F. Hall, Mrs. L. M. Park, Miss Mayme Stoddard. Wednesday. MORNING. "The Mission of a Rose" Cowan "Eyes of Blue" ....Chamlnade Miss Sadie Berson. AFTERNOON. "Hark the Trumpet Calleth" » Buck Orpheus Quartet. (a) "Wishes" Gertrude San Soucl (b) Waltz Song Bally Dollie Rathbun-Chesley. "Bacchue" Buck Mr. Wetherbee. "Madrigal" Harris Miss Nellie Van Duzer. "Marie" Lynes Mr. Jaeger. "Hearest Thou?" Mattel Mr. Geddes. "The Mystic Spell" Richard Leffman Dollie Rathbun-Chesley. "The Owl" Adams-Smith Orpheus Quartet. Accompanist, C. G. Titcomb. Thursday. MORNING. Waltz in A Flat Moszkowskl Mazurka In E Flat Leschltzky Miss Bessie A. Godkin. AFTERNOON. Etude in D Flat Liszt Two Folk Songs Chadwlck | "Shall I Wear a White Rose" Farmer "The Post That Fitted Mandalay"..Kipling j Miss Madeline M. Liggett. Three Songs from an Old Garden— "The Clover," '-The Yellow Daisy," "The Blue Bell" MacDowell ! -Maud Ulmer Jones. Spring Song ....' Edith Dix Mrs. L. M. Park. "My Ships" Wilcox "An Old Sweetheart of Mine" Riley Miss Madeline M. Liggett. Accompanists, Mrs. John Chick and C. G. Titcomb. Friday. MORNING. "Tho Sweetest Flower That Blows"..Hawley "Through the Valley" Gilder Master Julian Bliss. Accompanist, Mrs. F. H. Garland. AFTERNOON. Program given by Schubert Club. Quartet, "Come, Dorothy, Come..Folk Song Mrs. Newson, Mrs. Krieger, Mr. Connor and Mr. Colville. ' Piano solo, "Hexentanz" MacDowell' Miss Bessie A. Godkin. Song, "Star-Tide" Piccilominl Herbert Connor. Song, "Spring" Tostl Mrs. Charles O. Krieger. Violin solo, selections from "11 Trova tore" Alard Miss Celestia Bellalre. Song, "May Day" Walthew Mrs. T. M. Newson. Song, "Gipsy John" Clay D. F. Colville. Piano solo, "Valse Caprice" ..Rubinstein Miss Bessie A. Godkin. Quartet, "When the Budding Bloom °t May" Sullivan (Madrigal from "Haddon Hall.") " Mrs. Newson, Mrs Krieger, Mr. Conner and Mr. Colville. Saturday. AFTERNOON. "The Bridge" .....Lindsay Masonic quartet, Emmett Browning, Will Marshall, W. B. Heath, Frank Forbes. Soprano solo Miss Mabel Runge "The Dance of Dragon Flies" D'Herdelot Miss Myn Stoddard. "I'll Take Care of You, Grandma" Smith Masonic Quartet. Sol° • Miss Mabel Rungo Tenor solo W . B . Heath 'The Dandelion" Frothero Miss Myn Stoddard. Quartet Selected Masonic Quartet. Accompanist, Mrs. John Chick. PHANTASIE STUCKE The Scotch Woman to Whom Scliu- Mann Dedicated Them. The woman for whom Robert Schumann's delicately imaginative Phantasie Stucke were written has just passed away at the age of 81. .Anna Robina Laidlaw (Mrs. Thompson) was court pianist to the queen of Hanover, and had in her time played before most of the European sovereigns. Her father was a wealthy Scotch landowner and the friend of Sir Walter Scott, but. losing his money, he went to Germany to live. His daughter, Anna Robina, studied music under Ludwig Berger, and then began what. in* those days was a very marvelous career for a yourg girl. Robert Schumann heard her play at Leipsic and I'nen followed one of those musical friendships which on the composer's side ripened into something very nearly akin to love. „ When Miss Laidlaw left she had a letter from her admirer which ran: "The remembrance of your stay here will always be a most.beautiful one to me, and that what I write is true you will see in eight Phantasie Stucke which will soon ap pear bearing your name upon their forehead. It is true I have not asked your permission to make this dedication, but to you they be- , long and the whole romantic history of the Rosenthal Is described in the music.*' All the chief musical celebrities of those times were amongst her friends— Mario, I Lablanche, Tambourini, Rubini, Wagner, Ole Bull, Sainton, Meyerbeer, the younger Mozart and Taubert, who wrote some of his compositions for her. She played at one of Paganini's coi certs when she was only 14, and he said she was the most magical of the players. Mayer wrote to her once, "I here God will always be in your heart, and the devil In your fingers." In the last days of William IV. Miss Laidlaw played at St. James and was complimented by the old king on her looks as well as on her playing. The old ,Emperor William and his empress loved her. and the Russian court was almost a home to the talented Scotswoman. In her latter days Mrs. Thomson lived the most retired of lives in her daughter's home at Bayswater; she never played and rarely talked about modern music. She was a very bright and most in telligent old lady, an excellent linguist and much interested In chiromancy and astrology. MONTANA WOMEN HAVE A FISHING CLUB Spend Whole Days Trout Fishing Unaided by Men, and Bring Back Big Baskets of Fish as the Proof of Their Stories. Correspondence of The Journal. ' Big Timber, Mont., Aug. 25.—1t was a lovely morning, cool and bracingan ideal day for an outing. This was the mo mentous day of the Big Timber Ladies' Fishing Club excursion, and of course all were up early. By all, is meant Mines. Simmons, Guerney. Kellogg and Robert son, who constitute the membership of the club. It had been planned to spend i a day with Mines. G. A. Loasley, fishing I for the speckled beauties, in the Boulder | river, about seventeen miles south of I town. y.r We were off at 6 a. m., it falling to Mrs. Simmons to collect th passengers, I all of whom evidently believed in the ] ' adage, "the early bird catches the worm," to which should have been added, "and the fish." Just at the edge of town one of the ladies exclaimed: "I've forgotten my rod," and as that is a rather im- I portant article, on a fishing excursion, steps were retraced and we were soon again on our way with rods, rubber boots and luncheon, all tucked in. "My husband was so unkind," began one of the ladies; "he was really so cruel as to ask whether he shouldn't purchase a string ci fish and send them out to meet us on our return trip. A fishing club, just fancy!" "Just like a man," said Mrs. Kellogg, J "because they do things like that them- I selves, they think we would. I'd have ) them know our club Is the soul of truth and honor." It had been cloudy earlier in the morn ing, but the sun seemed to have driven the clouds away and changed them Into masses of pink and gold as we drove through the morning air. How fresh and beautiful it all seemed! On one side the foothills, looking soft and green in the morning light, their long gentle slope blending off into the pink and rose-tinted clouds beyond. Away to the west, the mountains, clad in a purple mist, save where some tall snow-capped peak shown in the dawning light. ;. ■ The beauty of it all kept us silent (now no remarks, for methinks, I hear some man say in a sarcastic voice "Remark able achievement," at all events we can cheerfully respond it wasn't the only one of the day as he shall, see.) We arrived at the Loasley ranch about 9:30 and with Mrs. L. as our guide, we were soon at the banks of the Boulder, renowned as the best trout stream in the ITALIAN GIRLS' SCHOOL Enjoy the Personal Patronage and Support of Queen Marherlla. Many of the schools in Rome, Florence, and other educational Italian centers,' are under the personal patronage and support "of ex- Queen .Margherita. -The technical training of girls has always .especially" appealed' to her, and the. school" named after' her In Rome, where the pupils are taught all kinds of do mestic work and art embroidery, is one of her favorite hobbies. The Marianna Dionigi Royal Technical school for girls contains a fine collection of photographs of .leaves, flowers and fruits, which the girls use- as copies for their lace and embroidery. These photographs were a gilt from the queen. Another of her maj esty's pet schools is that of the Santissima Annunziata, in Florence, where for genera tions the young princesses of Italian families havo been educated. This is charmingly sit uted on the hills above the city, the house being one of the royal villas. The portrait of Queen Margherita, inscribed to "my dear pupils," is in one of the rooms, and the queen herself often spends an after noon with them, criticizing their drawings and literary attempts. In Florence there is also one of the technical schools founded by young Prince Ginori-Conti, a noted social worker in the garden city.'. Besides these edu cational institutions, the queen also takes under her care many which shelter the deaf and dumb, the blind and the afflicted little ones of her country. IN HANGING PICTURES. In hanging pictures it is to be remem bered that although oil paintings look better hung in the usual way, with a sloping in from the top to the wall at the bottom, yet etching and water colors often look better hung flat against the wall. A picture with shadows should, If possible, have the light side nearest the windows, so that the shadows will fall naturally. Pictures do not necessarily come in pairs, and although often two pictures similar in size and subject may find convenient places on corresponding parts of the wall, yet quite as often the stiff effect by "pairs" or "companion pieces" takes away the artistic value of both pieces. Paintings or any pictures should not be hung so high that it Is un comfortable to look at them, but some pictures are of such large design or bril liant color that they look much better hung high up than down lower. Mould ings are much better to hang pictures from than nails in the wall, and are not very expensive to put up. Jr'r-. SF-ii. V^flßl fl_fi«^ BB_tvMf*fl H-S-PK* ' 6I" - X* ssaH* iy -• "'"^^"•^^■■bb! i -y Duchease hat of black beaver ; faced with white velvet, trimmed with soft black rib bon - and - large buckle of. Strasae. steel. - Two large ostrich • plume* rest on the upper brim. west. The bed of the river is all rock, and in most places wide and shallow, making excellent places to cast from the large boulders in the middle of the stream. We, soon scattered, each choos ing "the best place." A shore dinned had been planned and frying pans were brought from the car riage together with the more certain lunch we had prepared. At 1 o'clock all had gathered for dinner, the fry pans proving very useful, for after serving ever so many trout, about a dozen were consigned to the fish-basket. Mrs. Sim mons suggested that roll call be re sponded to by the number of fish caught, whereat Mrs. Robertson unconsciously gave herself away by strenuous objec tions. Mrs. Guerney's silence was on Mrs. Robertson's account. At 6 o'clock we met again at the home of Mrs. Gillett, who entertained us at tea. Mrs. Lcasley was late in appear ing, but what does she carry! Surely it is a young whale. "Oh, it is so heavy," she panted, "I'm | sure its an eight-pounder." "We keep scales on hand to settle | just such weighty matters," said Mrs. Gil- j lett. What a magnificent trout it was to be ! sure; tipped the scales at exactly seven : pounds. Tea. was delightful both because ' we were hungry and because of its dainti ness and delicacy. Before the meal was over Mrs. Simmons i appeared with fifteen good sized trout and i the merry group was complete. What ' fun and laughter went round that hospita- j ble board. Mrs. Loasly was made an ! honorary member of the club on account j of her achievement. Mrs. Gillett's name j was proposed, but as she never went fish- ! ing in her life and always shuts her eyes J and turns her back when a fish is taken j from a hook, she was disqualified. "But ■ she can cook them to a turn if she can't j catch them," said Mrs. Robertson to which j we all agreed. All of the business of the club com pleted and new member initiated -it was decided to adjourn and return home and suiting the action to the word, all was soon bustle getting together rods and books and packing empty lunch baskets and full fish baskets. Finally all was in and good byes said and we started on our drive through the twilight. We bad spent a jolly, happy and profitable day, having caught in all forty-eight of the finny tribe, which made indeed a pretty kettle of fish. TO KEEP THE CELLAR CLEAN Disease Will Result From an Un- clean, Unalred Cellar. Somebody has called It "cellaritis"—that mysterious cause of untraceable outbreaks of disease, diphtheria, scarlet fever, typhoid, etc., in families—and the name is often cor rectly applied, for out of the cellar, if great care is not taken, comes many an unsuspected ill. Mr. Wingate, the sanitary expert, says no house can be healthy that stands on wet feet, meaning that dampness in the cellar is disease upstairs. In no one way may the housekeeper better work for the "ounce of prevention", so much better than the. "pound of cure" than in a constant vigilance in her cellar. It should be aired daily, but not at night in summer, so the authorities say, .because the cooler air entering and meeting warmer air, produces condensation, and, therefore, undesirable moisture. If possible, let sunshine in often —, there is no better germ-killer—and, above all things, have no moist spots in its length and breadth. Sometimes ice chests drain into the cellar or into a cesspool provided be low the Poor —this oftenest in country houses. i Nothing could be more harmful or deadly, \ indeed, than such an arrangement. There should be no unexplored holes, no i undisturbed rubbish piles in the cellar, not a single decaying vegetable, not a scrap of old cloth left to gather mold, no accumula- ; • tion of anything that is not frequently gone over and upturned for renovation. See that the furnace is cleaned out, pipes taken down and cleaned, shaker, poker and shovel put inside in order not to be buried under the tons of coal that may be put in during the summer, and, above all, the water pan of the furnace inspected to be sure that it is not corroding from rust. Have the sides and ceiling of the cellar first brushed free of dust, then whitewashed at least once a year. and the whole house will be cleansed and sweetened thereby. FRAUNCE'S FAMOUS TAVERN Park to Be Created Around the llis- torlc Building. - Representatives of the American Scenic and Historic Preservation Society, and the wom en's auxiliary to the society, are highly grati fied to find. that the cost of preserving Fraunce's tavern and making a park at Pearl and Broad streets, New York, is much less than was at first supposed. The creation of a park at this place for the purpose of pre serving this historic building has been favor ably recommended by the local board of the # * i H^« i 3L fl -i A Br Bkrf' m -I 4. I JL>■■' W I II 1 **> i '} -TJ-U i#i ▼ „ _. Jk A3 A. * 1 Wk J. A f ♦ $ ♦ A Mjf I*'s "If #H iflf-'- Fall waist, of fine French flannel in tan \ shade. Fastened In the back and the front v ornamented with applications of black taffeta.- GIFTS FOR THE BRIDES Preparations Made in the Shops for Supplying the Long Train of Shoppers Looking for Pretty and Useful Articles for the Small Army of Fall Brides. Each day brings the announcement of a wedding and there is every prospect that the number of September and October brides will rival the small army of May and June. A wedding means a wedding present and the shops are besieged by anxious relatives trying to remember what it was -that Jerusha expressed a pre ference. It not infrequently happens that Jerusha has examined silver', crystal and bric-a-brac and has requested the shopmen to show certain silver to rich Uncle Elias and a special bowl of cut glass to wealthy Aunt Seraphine. These same shopmen could tell interesting stor ies in regard to wedding presents if they did not believe that discretion meant fu ture sales, while loquacity was synony mous for a corresponding loss in trade. In selecting a wedding gift one should bear in mind three things: First.the taste and future environment of the bride; sec ond, the durability of the article chosen, for" each gift should carry its message down through the years to come; third, the artistic excellence of the thing chosen! whether it be a sugar spoon or a chest of silver. j There are not as many new things in i the shops for the fall brides as there were j for those of the spring. The wedding ; trade is catered to by the manufacturers in | April and goods are .made up for this pur • pose. In the fall the factories are busy | with the Christmas trade and there is Ino time to consider the bride. If her j wedding is too early for her gifts to be i purchased from the holiday assortment | they will have to be chosen from what j was sent out in the spring. It is an old English custom and rather i a pretty one that only the members of j the family may furnish the bridal couple l with their household plenishings, the i linen, silver and crystal that is in daily use. This leaves only the more orna mental bits, the bric-a-brac, pictures, and small pieces of furniture, chairs and tables, for the friends to give. The adop tion of this custom will annoy those who are accustomed to going into the shop and buying a spoon of the same pattern .for every bride. As one woman said the other day: "I have bought nearly two dozen of those berry spoons and I am not tired of the pattern yet." The Martele is the new silver this fall and each piece is an art treasure. It was | introduced to the general public at the Paris exposition and has just been brought over" the water. Each piece is individual and there are no duplicates. A flat piece of silver is hammered into shape and the marks of the hammer are seen indistinct ly under the surface. The flowers that are in relief against this hand wrought surface are exquisitely modeled every curve of the petals, every line of the leaves being brought out by the hand of an art ist. A coffee service of four pieces pot sugar, creamer and tray, had the fleur de lis as a motif and there is the suggestion of waves in the handling of the silver. The handle of the coffee pot Is not welded on but is a continuation of the silver 1 that forms the pot. The cost of this exquisite service is just $300, but it will outlive many a cheaper one. The Sheffield plate which was found on the sideboard of our grandmothers has been recalled to favor and promises to play an important part in the display of bridal gifts. It comes In trays, dishes, tureens, and pots and the young house keeper will find it as durable as her great-' grandmother did. The quaint old shapes have been revived to the Joy of the lover of antiques who finds nothing of a later design than 1800 beautiful. Kaiserzinn retains its popularity and the shopmen declare that It is almost Im possible to keep a stock in the store. It is handsome, durable and inexpensive, three things which appeal to the buyer of wedding gifts. The variety of silver spoons, forks and sets is endless and the bride will be pro vided for from oatmeal in the morning to coffee and cordials after dinner. They also are heavy with flowers and the day of the colonial simplicty seems to have passed, as far as silver is concerned. Crystal has taken the place of cut glass for tumblers, punch and sherbet glasses and they come on standards after the fashion of twenty years ago. They are engraved in graceful fashion and are just as expensive as the heavy cut glass. One set of champaign glasses, tall and slen der, has a price mark of $40 for the dozen. A water set of the same crystal shows the tumblers poised sa airily on their delicate standards that one dislikes to even think of their being handled by the careless .fingers of a maid. It is really surprising the number of beautiful' things that the Minneapolis district in which the building stands, and the total cost of the improvement will not be over $5C0,000. • . . Army men everywhere are Interested In this movement to preserve Fraunce's taVern, as it was here that Washington bade farewell to his officers on leaving the army. They 3ay they would regard the tavern, preserved and restored for the sake of its historical asso ciations, as a monument to the army, and fcSs •fl . b^HBkJ)M^^N|HH alfl-r-' - -*1 EcHB-b^- ~*^S^/^_B importers have. There are pieces from all of the royal factories, each piece marked by the artist who mad© it and no two alike. There are exclusive patterns in glass and metal and odd little bronzes and marbles. The one who buys these for the bride may be sure that his gift will | not be duplicated and it will have a value that a piece of stock goods will never ob tain. People who purchase wedding gifts us ually buy certain things. One man always hunts up something in oriental rugs or draperies; another haunts the junk shops for an antique to be polished and refin ished as his offering; silver is th© cholca of Mrs. Blink and Mrs. Blank always buys china. This is so true that on look ing over the display of wedding gifts one can frequently tell who sent certain things. There is one young man in town who telephones to a picture store as soon as he receives an invitation to a wed ding. He never knows just what picture he wants but leaves word "to frame up whatever is selling best," and that Is why his friends always receive pictures. Wedding presents usually run along th© same line and if one bride has a profusion of silver another will have cut glass. On© of the June brides, whose fondness for colonial furniture was known to her friends, counted thirteen old tables, but so far the number has not proved un lucky. The duplicates are always amus ing, although the bride Is sadly puzzled in regard to them. She does not want to exchange them and at the same time it is rather foolish to have eighteen big cut glass bowls in the tiny pantry of a small flat. One of the girls who went west to be married has b"en showered with purses of all hi*-' Her friends wanted to give h^'y.-''*.- 'g personal, something that :. -', < n ..'.. y »-.• l every day in the far awa;y-yy,y - hich she was going, and \y.rV , ;J: *jy united on purses. The V">'..';/'; "< . were a joke, the second L^;r-ao.;-:^.-^; amus ing, but when the pv >y .. •.* v-. runted in the twenties, the. t.y . . .-.i.-*"» and the poor little bride ■ \: i- ; : -A;.\ she would ever be able toNi'V: i ■.:■■ - . -~\ One of the October V'v:' -i' :':?-.Ato receive an odd supper W'v ■■'.'■' , ::'i%\e gayest pattern, all red. a.. :•-. •._ -n-XVy low flowers. The crocker. * „/.*:" :.-, the peasants in Alsace *&l\ '~-yvi&rA There are plates, bowls, cy..- <•..•;• .-t:pi~* cers and platters and the w .•>..:• ?"(•,. an incentive to conversation y. '■■■' •:':*■?'"•. it is placed with the chafing <. :•< y. . y table. \ Elderly people In search of a'-.'. I.* gift look for useful things w_; - y younger set are on the lookout for : y.. thing unique. That is why one J<- • - is making up so many odd buckle^ pins, setting the turquoise matrix,l;'** Mississippi river pearls and the topa; strange designs that will not be dupi«y cated. That same jeweler Is makingV^ji, wonderfully handsome necklet of turs quoise matrix and diamonds for a woman in Germany to wear to the court balls in Berlin this winter. * * . *».' The man or woman who has a fondness for pretty dishes finds a bewildering va riety from which to select gifts. Half a dozen dainty bread and butter plates, fruit plates, odd little dishes for relishes, and the more pretentious large plates and platters will be a welcome addition to any bride's collection. Several of the girl friends of one of the fall brides have consulted each other and the result will be a joy to the bride when she sees the small plates, the chop plate, the cool green salad bowl and plates, tha half dozen sherbert glasses on th© standards. Each was inexpensive in Itself, but just what a housekeeper needs when she be gins housekeeping. The tin and granite showers have rather interferrred with th© plans of tha kindly relative who usually counts on buying the kitchen furnishings, but no tin shower includes all of the molds, spoons, cups, pans and glasses that a bride would like to have. They are as expensive in proportion as th© table furnishing* and will be just as gratefully received. On« woman has visited the shops in South Minneapolis until she has found a sat of jars in which to hold spices, rice, salt, etc., etc. The Jars are In the old onion pattern in whit© and blue and are sat on a shelf of dark wood. From under neath hang blue and white strainers and spoons and the whole affair looks as If it had been taken from a German kitchen 100 years ago. A bride is not hard to please and she wants and needs almost everything so that it ought not to be a difficult matter to find a gift in shops as well filled M those in Minneapolis. as an appropriate complement to the naval arch and water gate, which the alumni of the United States Naval academy propose to erect nearly on the Battery. The Detroit river is the outlet of the greatest bodies of fresh water in the wcr-X aggregating 82,000 square miles of lake -face, which in turn drain 126,000 square utiles of land. This shirt waist, fastened in the back, Is composed of rich red cashmere, the . front embroidered in white silk. 17