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and I find that most girls spend lav
ishly upon some one thing. Some
make it corsets, and some say that
'talian silk lingerie gives them per
"ect happiness, and some spend for
imported cosmetics, manicuring and
"But it don't-dp any good to tell
r other these things.
"So please write something which
TRIDE TO MAKE HOME IN SOUTH
A journey to Uruguay will be the
"wedding trip of Mrs. Robert Emmett
Jeffrey, bride of Robert Emmett Jef
frey, newly appointed U. S. minister
Lady Is this a pedigreed dog?
Dealer Pedigreed! "Why, if that
dog could talk he wouldn't speak to
either of us!
It was wrong to print the pictures
of the Vassar "cops." Now every
man In the country will want to get
pinched at Vassar. ,
T will help to calm her this year. Port
I expect to spend my usual ?20 for a
hat (which I really can't afford) be-'
fore April fourth. Bernardine."
"Bernardine" has inadvertently hit
upon a tremendous and persistent
phase in the psychology of woman.
Cleopatra dissolved pearls in wine.
This was a unique, artistic and dra
matic exploit and therefore worth the
price in comfort to her soul.
In just the same way, every little
girl who works today likes to waste
money lavishly in her own pet fash
ion. And this is a real economy be
cause it gives her so much joy. Often
it is the only way she has to express
the artistic or drahiatic instinct with
It may be because she loves sculp
tureand line and not for vanity's'
sak& that she has a high priced
corset made to order.
A certain woman teacher proclaims
proudly that she has never bought a
pound of candy in her life but has
a splendid library where her artistic
soul takes its pleasure.
And a little factory worker who
supports her mother and her crippled
brother keeps a flower blooming in
her room the whole year round. "I
can't afford it," she explains to the
practical critic, "but I should cry my
self sick without it."
Which brings us back to Bernar-
dine's Easter bonnet.
The hat is an expression of artistic
feeling in which every woman in
dulges. For a .great many it is the
only art expression possible.
If it gives to Bernardine or to any
other girl who works the pleasure of
the artist, if it elevates her for the
moment to the company of the great
dreamers, the poets and the painters,
then a hat is economical at any cost
But there are different ways and
doubtless better ways of expressing
one's longing for the beautiful.
There's a price upon all of them and
most of them are cheap at any price. '
What extravagance do YOU find