SOME MID-LENTEN GOSSIP
OF FEMININE INTEREST
Mrs. Aubrey Ivy and Mrs. Will Ivy to Give a Bridge—Mrs. Spier
Whitaker a Luncheon Hostess—Mrs. Foust to Entertain.
Other Affairs of Social Importance—Announce
ments Made—Personal Notes
II jr MYRTLE MILES
MRS. OLIN KIRKLAND
Of Montgomery, who presented a clever comparison of Browning and
Tennyson Friday before the Quest club. Her paper was recently
awarded the prize by the State Federation of Women’s clubs
A small party awaiting friends from the
south the other day, alternately disin
tegrated and assembled as the belated lo
comotive tantalizingly postponed its ar
rival in town. Sauntering back and forth
along the promenade outside and await
ing the arrival of a sister whose petite
blondness was a charming foil for her
own charms, walked a woman whoso
graceful distinction made a pleasant pic
ture truly, for the party who watched.
She was quite tall—or maybe she only
appeared so because of the dignity of her
bearing. Her gown was a blue tailored
suit of a cut several seasons ago, but the
slightly full skirt was none the less be
coming, and the shade of blue matched
her eyes wonderfully. Her hat was blue
- maybe new, maybe one of last season's
output—but it was becoming both In shape
and color, and this Is not at all usual.
She wore a fresh lace stock and her
boots were scrupulously neat, encasing,
too, a trim attractive foot: her hands
were tucked in a big muff.
Some of the party who watched her as
she walked to and fro thought her an ex
tremely pretty woman. She was charm
ing to look at. If one does not stop to
analyze the "why and wherefore." 1
tbink She had that rare and admirable
quality—distinction. To my mind tlie
woman who owns this especial charm is
the queen of the hour. The day of the
girl with corn colored lialr and blue eyes
OI- the girl with raven locks and regular
features is pust, unless there be somo
But Now Rides Horseback,!
Walks Two Miles Without
Tiring, and Has Red,
Tullalioma, Tenn.—"X am ever ready
to praise Cardul, the woman s tonic,
writes Mrs. Mary Carroll of this place,
••as It has done wonders for me.
X suffered so from womanly trouble
I eould not stand on ray feet long
enough at a time to do anything, and
1 eould not even sit down. I was In such
misery. The pains in my head were
After taking only two bottles of Car
dul, the woman's tonic, 1 felt much re
I have now taken five bottles and
feel like my old self again. I can go
where I please, ride horseback and
even walk as much as two miles with
out feeling tired, and I don't have those
terrible pains in my head any more.
I look young again, and have red,
rosy cheeks like I had in my girlhood
Before taking Cardui my standing
weight was only 110 pounds.
Now I weigh 137 pounds.
I want you to use this letter in any
way you see fit, as It may be the means
of helping other suffering women."
Do you suffer from womanly trouble'.’
Wouldn't you like to feel as Mrs. Car- |
roll does? It's worth trying for.
Take Cardui. tire woman's tmpC.
X. B_Write t»: Chattanooga Medi- j
elm* Co., ladies' Advisory Dept., Cliat
'anooga. Tunm, for Special Instruction* :
m you ' ease and 61 page book. "Home
fregticent for Women,' sent In plain
■‘The City Care Forget'
• and Carnival City
Shp JS>1. (Charles
‘' and efficient management from
Waldorf-Astoria. N. A. Cit>.
European Plan. Modrru. Fireproof.
t well ordered iiotel for a discrim
inating publle traveling either for
business or pleasure.
Send for booklet of New Orleans.
A1FUUU 8. AMEIt A CO., Ltd., Props.
[thing rare to supplement these very de
Distinction is rather hard to define. It
implies, however, a preponderance of in
dividuality mingled with a sweet aloof
ness. There Is some pride In it, too. The
girl whose beauty is distinction does not
pose as did the spoilt beauty of other
times. But she is evidently quite satis
tied with things as they are.
This quality was very Evident in the girl
In the railway station who dared to wear
a passe tailored skirt. Her hair was be
comingly dressed, there was individuality
in the accesosrles with which her toil
ette was completed, and there was grace
of movement and the self restraint plus
self possession, which Is so noticeable and
admired nowadays. And the grace of her,
and the dignity were commented upon ue
she walked back and forth.
BOX PARTY TO
SEE FRITZI SCHEFF
Mr. and Mrs. Winane FreCTfian were
hosts last night at a box party and sup
per afterward, entertaining a party of
friends at the Jefferson, where Mnu\
Fritzi Scheff and her company presented
"The Love Wager." -
A BRIDGE PARTY
FOR MRS. PAUL A. IVEY
Mrs. William Ivy and Mrs. Aubrey Ivy
will entertain at bridge Wednesday after
noon in compliment to Mrs. Paul A. Ivy,
who has recently come to Birmingham to
make her home. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Ivy
came to Birmingham this winter from
MRS. SPIER WHITAKER
A LUNCHEON HOSTESS
In compliment to Mrs. Nathan of Mas
sachusetts and Miss Anne Rowan Gaston
of Montgomery. Mrs. Spier Whitaker will
bo a luncheon hostess Wednesday at the
MRS. WILLIAM P. REDD
HOSTESS FOR TWO VISITORS
Her guest, Miss Anne Gaston of Mont
gomery, and Mrs. F. M. Nathan, who is
visiting Mrs. W. T„ Murdoch, will share
honors at Mrs. William Pittman Redd's
luncheon party Wednesday next at the
Miss Lowelu llanlln and Miss Frances
Ross Burton gave a pupils' recital Satur
day at Clark and Jones hull. A number
of violin and piano selections were pre
sented to the audience, unusually large
mr a pupils' recital, was most apprecia
tive. 'Che programme included:
Violin, Lullaby (Blochi, Eugene Holmes.
l-’iano, Cradle Song (Oesten), Sarah
Violin, Vester Bells (ICrogmann), Robert
Plano, ".lolly Harvesters (Spaulding),
Violin. "Leola Waltz ' (Krogmann), Si
Plano. "In the Deep Wood" (Campbell),
"The Black Forest Clock" (Heims), Sarah
Violin, Mazurka (Blrbeck),Clyde Love
Plano, "Over the Snow" (Lynes), Flor
Violin, “Forward .March" (Kern), Eu
Piano, "Tarantelle" (Lomas). Lois Pool.
• Violin. "Little Palriot March” (Krog
mann), Sibyl Pool.
Piano, "Valse Impromptu" (Luck), Miss
Violin, “II Trovatore" (Verdi), George
Violin. "Meditation" (Morrison), Stacy
Plano, "Vais® D'Amour" (8chuett), Miss
Four Violin Duets (Weiss), Eugene
Holmes, George B. Tarant.
AVONDALE CHAPTER U. D. C.
TO GIVE WASHINGTON TEA
The Avondale chapter, U. D. C., will
he hostesses at a Washington tea Satur
day, February 22, at the home of Mrs.
Abner N. Hawkins, at 3 o’clock. An at
tractive musical programme and refresh
ments will be among the interesting fea
ture^. A small admission fee will be
asked the general public, but the vet
erans will be admitted free of charge. ,
Sl'MTER CHAPTER AND
JANE BLAND TO MEET
General Sumter chapter, D. A. It., and
the Jane Hlaml chapter, r. A. K., will
meet jointly Saturday afternoon when
Mrs. l\ M. Tardy will be hostess at her
home, to the Daughters of the American
Revolution. She will be assisted In en
tertaining by the children of the Jane'
island chapti r. who have planned a most
Interesting and appropriate programme.
h akin of Beauty l» a Joy Forever,
Dr. T. Felix Gouraud'a Oriental
Cream or Magical Beautiflar. i
Remove* Tan- PimplML
Freckles, Patchy ,
Hash, and skin l>i*ea»ee,
anil every bleiulrh i
on beauty. ai d Me !
lies detection. It :
ha* stood the test
of M year*, and 1
is ao harmless we j
taste it to be sure ll :
Is properly mails. I
Accept no counter
teit of similar ,
i suit. Dr. L. A. i
Sayre said to s ;
lady of the haul- i
ton m patient):
“Ah you ladies
will uas them. |
Haoiirnnd** frenm1 aa the harmtui or au tr.e ,
■kin preparation*." For sale by all draggiats and tancy» ,
Sooos Dealers In the United State*, Canada and Ihirope.
lEfiD.T.HOWJISffropH 37 Great John Strut, Ant to* J
I HELPING HAND HINTS FOR THE HOME
Five tablespoons tapioca soaked over
night In one cup water. Cook in double
boiler until clear. Add five tablespoons
sugar, five tablespoons lemon juice, one
can shredded pineapple, whites of two
eggs beaten stiff and put in the last
thing. Eat cold, with cream.—Kindness
Mrs. E. B. P.
Boil together the following in water
enough to cover them until soft: Three
large carrots, two large onions, outside
stalks of a bunch of celery. Cut them
up line, strain, and make white sauce of
one tablespoon each butter and flour an l
three-fourths pint milk. Add the vege
table Juice; season with salt, celery s$,U
and paprika. This is delicate and nutri
tious. You can use water from caullflow
! er and strained vegetables in the same
way. Delicious—Kindness Mrs. K. Tt. P*
Has Written a Scenario
“I have Just finished writing u scenario,
and know I could sell it at a good price
if T had some help on It. I should like
much If some one of your readers who
Is experienced in this work would help
me. I have written to schools of this kind
I to learn the work. The course is $o0 to
$40. I cannot afford this, and that is why
I write to the Corner. Won’t some, kind
reader help me? I have a little booklet
with many helpful hints in it, but It does
not do me much good. If any one wants
tu borrow it I am willing that she should
send for it. B. M."
Information with regard to writing mo
tion picture plays has been given in the
Corner within the last few weeks, having
been sent in by corespondents who are
familiar with the subject in which you
are interested. Still others will doubtless
reply to your letter. I will hold your ad
dress and send it to corespondents of
fering to enlighten you as to the modus
operand! of the picture play business or
wishing to accept the “little booklet” you
are willing to give.
By MAR I OX HARLAXD
' “A dictionary gives the following
definitions: ‘Recipe—A formulary or pre
scription for making some combination
mixture or preparation of materials, espe
cially a prescription for medicine. Re
ceipts—A formulary according to the di«*
rectlons of which things are to be taken
or combined; as, a receipt for making
sponge cake.’ I should be greatly obliged
for information as to tthe correct use of
these two words. 1 A. B. IV
All dictionaries make the words synony
mous. Modern writers incline to the use
of “recipe” in dealing with culinary for
mulas, as more convenient than "receipt,”
which may be used in several other
sense. I acknowledge the “receipt” of
a letter, or f “receipt” a bill which has
been paid. “Recipe” is definitely descrip
Tempting; the Weak
“Eight persons have been made crimi
nals by a business firm tTiat leaves a safe
open to all hands, not considering those
weak and easily tempted. Is not such a
firm responsible for the souls it ha*
caused to fall? MARY R. C.“
To leave safe or drawer or casket con
taining money and portable valuables
open in the sight of those who may be led
by want or cupidity to steal them is a
direct violation of the spirit of the prayer,
“Lead us not into tempttaion.” It is un
kind and verges upon crime when one
weighs the possible consequences of the
act. A woe is pronounced against him
v. ho “puts the cup to his neighbor’s
lips.’ The “cup” does not mean intoxi
cating liquors alone.
To Transfer Prints
“Do you know of any preparation that
I can make or purchase that will trans
fer prints to a white surface? Isn’t there
some preparation that when brushed on
the print would transfer the surface to
the other paper, like what children call
kalamanla’ transfer? E. S. R”
Referred to our fancy workers. The
process is like the “Decalcom&nie." popu
lar years ago.
Manicuring a Canary
“1 have had my canary bird live years
and during that time I have not trimmed
its toe nails. They are now wrapping all
The minuet, which they dance delight
fully, and other sketches significant ot
colonial daym, will be presented.
For a visitor Miss Until Sims, Miss
Bessie Sims and Miss Sara Mnllam will
be Joint hostesses at tea Wednesday aft
ernoon from ?, to 6 in compliment to
Miss Nellie Ellis of New Orleans. They
will entertain at their home, EOS Fouth
DRAWING ROOM CONFERENCE
One of the delightful affairs of the day
will he the drawing room conference at
the home of Mrs. Walker Percy at 2:30
o'clock this afternoon. Incidental to the
address presented by Mrs. Passmore and
Mrs. Me Elroy, who arc here in the inter
est of the Young Women's Christian as
I sociution, several musical numbers will
! be presented by Miss Edge 11 Adams and
i Mrs. John Turner, Jr.
WITH MRS. GIBSON
Mrs. A. Gibson will be hostess tomor
row afternoon at 2:80 o'clock to the Nor
wood Forty-two club.
At the home of Mrs. A. Gibson a pleas
ant entertainment has been arranged a
a farewell to Mrs. E. B. Mavis, who will
leave the last of the week to make her
home in Columbua, S. C. The reception
will be given at the home of Mrs. A.
Gibson, 1181 North Twenty-ninth street.
The Bible class of the Norwood Metho
dist church will be hosts.
MRS. C. E. FOUST
TO BE A HOSTESS
Mrs. Ellis Foust will be hostess Thurs
day with a bridge luncheon in compli
ment to Miss Laura Gullfus of Savannah,
Mrs. Fred Sheehy and Mrs. Charles Wil
liams of Chicago.
MISS LEONE KRAUSS
AFTERNOON TEA HOSTESS
Gne of the inteersting events of Wash
ington’s birthday will be the tea at which
Miss Leone Krauss will be a hostess
Saturday afternoon. Her receiving party
will appear in colonial attire, and in
cludes a number of her young friends.
The Presbyterian Social union of the
Birmingham district will meet this eve
ning at 8 o’clock at the First Presbyte
rian church. The subject for discussion
is: ‘ The Assembly Plan, and the Every
Member Canvass,” led by Judge A. C.
Mrs. A. J. Dickinson, who was severely
hurt last week as the result of a fall,'
is rapidly improving at her home on |
North Twenty-second street.
Mrs. G. \V. Douglass of Philadelphia, is
the guest of Mrs. S. E. Douglass, [K)S
South Thirteenth street.
* • •
Miss Ducile Douglass, who came to Bir
mingham last week to be the guest of
friends for a short time while en route
to San Antonio, Tex., where she has a
studio for the winter, expeets to leave
in a few days for San Angelo. Miss
Douglass has just returned from New
York, where she was fortunate enough
to secure, a place on Fifth avenue, in
which to display her pictures next No
• • •
Mrs. Wilbur E. Kelley has returned
from New Orleans, where she spent the
• • •
Miss Alvis Ehrmann is the guest of
Mrs. W. Barnes Morgan. She liajr just
returned from New Orleans.
• • •
Mrs. M. J. Smith of Marion. Ala., who
has been the guest of Dr. and Mrs. James
Mason for several weeks and has been
delightfully received, underwent a serious
operation in St. Vincent’s hospital Sat
urday. Mrs. Smith’s many friends here
and in Marion will he glad to learn that
she is resting very well, indeed, and after |
a week or ten days her physicians ex
pert to permit her to he removed to the
Mason residence, where her convales
cence will be passed.
* * *
Mrs. Annie Carney has returned from
New York and other eastern points.
* * *
Mrs. E. W. Linstoud returned yesterday I
after a three weeks’ business trip to j
New York city.
* * •
Mis. Hubert A. Drennen is in New York
Mr. ami Mrs. Hoben Jemison and Ma
jor and Mrs. E. M. Tutwiler have gone
to Jacksonville and Palm Beaeb, and
later will go over to Nassau.
Mr. Priestly Toulinin Is spending a fart
of Lent at Nassau.
Neil Chief Justice
Nashville, February IT.—The su
preme court today elected Justice M.
M. Nell of Tcenton. chief Justice, to!
succeed Senator-elect John K. Shields.
Justice Samuel C. Williams, apolnted
to succeed Justice Shields on the eouri.
.••ink his seat. The new chief justice Is1
i serving' his second term.
Annual Report Issued Yes
terday Deals With Prog
ress in Various Ways
New York. February 17.—(.Special.)—The
annual report of the Mackay companies
was Issued this afternoon. It states that
the past year has been one of constant
progress with the Mackay companies and
with Its land line and ocean systems—
progress In gross receipts, net profits, ex
tension of the properties, up-keep of the
physical condition, and In the enthusiasm,
loyalty and efficiency of the staff. The
commercial Cable company has extended
another of its cables from New Found
land to New' York, involving the laying
of 892 miles of cable. .
The Postal Telegraph Cable company
has completed its lines throughout Texas,
Arkansas, Oklahoma and Louisiana. Ad
ditional wires have been strung through
out the United States, including copper
wires to the Pacific coast. The rapid and
accurate service of both the land and
ocean systems has been maintained and
The most notable event of the year,
how’ever, in connection with the Mackay
companies, is an invention of Mr. John
Gotl, who lias been the chief engineer of
the Commercial Cable company since its
organization in 1881. He has invented a
device by which the Morse dot and dash
signals can be used on long submarine
cables, that is to say, messages can b;
sent by the ordinary land line Morse key
and read on u .Morse sounder. This in
vention surpases in Importance anything
that has been added to the submarine ca
bles since Sir William Thomson (Lord
Kelvi.n) and Cromwell Varley first made
the practical operation of long submarine
cubles possible 55 years ago. .
It is expected that Mr. Gott's inven
tion will make the cable service as flexi
ble as the land service It links up cables
or land lines or both or alternate cables
nml land lines, and Is an achievement
which Inventors and the foremost scien
tists of the world in cable working have
| striven to attain ever since the first At
i lantic cable was laid.
It should lie mentioned that of the very]
limited number 01 Improvements in sub
marine cable working Mr. Gott's Inven
tion is the third invention of prime Im
portance produced by members of the
Commercial Cable company's staff, inven
tions which the rest of the cable world
was-quick lo appreciate and adopt, name
ly. the vibrator, bv the lute Charles Cut
trlss. for which lie received first prize ut
the Paris exposition of 1887, the automatic
transmitters of T. J. Wilmot and Char' —
Cuttriss and now the .Morse cable sys
tem. by John Golt. This Invention of Mr.
Gott’s transforms into a realty the dream
of cable engineers ever since the first
Atlantic cable was laid in 1858.
Prince Huns Down Child
Heddernhelm. Germany, February 17.
Prince ITenry of the Netherlands ran
over and seriously injured a 5-year-old
child while driving an automobile
through the principal street of this
town yesterday. He picked the chill
up and took it in his automobile to
the hospital here.
A New Exclusive
Millinery Shop to
Open at 1816 3d Ave.
Misses Barnes and Cotter of
tiiis city will open a high class
and exclusive millinery shop at
1816 Third avenue, Feder &
Misses Barnes and Cotter
will eater to the most exacting
trade. Their store will be the
home of all that is elegant and
exclusive in millinery. Bir
mingham women will find the
handsomest ami most exclusive
models and original designs at
tiie new shop.
The formal spring announce
ment will be made later.
around the perches, and T should like to
know what to do. Is It necessary to cut
them? And cat you tell me how? I shall
be glad to know. MBS. B.”
Your nails would behave in like manner
had you not trimmed them for, say, five
months. The nails will cut into the flesh
if not pared. Take the bird to somebody
wiser than yourself In the care of birds
and have the operation delicately per
('leaning Ecru Waist
“Please send me directions for dry
c leaning an ecru waist trimmed with col
ored silk. “K. E. G.' ,
You may chan it with fuller’s earth,
powdered fine. Lay the waist upon a
board covered with a clean cloth and se
c ure it in place twith safety pins, a sec
tion of it at a time. With a clean com
plexion brush rub into it all the pulver
ized earth it will hold. When you have
gone over it all shake lightly to dislodge
the dust and repeat the rubbing with a
second supply of powdered earth. Leave
this on and lay the waist away in a
closed box for three days. Then brusii
out the earth. Were the waist white, you
could clean it with powdered starch and
borax. The yellowish gray earth is bet
ter for colored fabrics.
Value of an Old Book
“Can you or any of 3'our readers tell me
the value of a cops* of "Ovid’s Art of
Love?’ It is bound in calf skin quality, i
Illustrated. It was printed for ‘John
Jones, Piccadilly, London, in 1803,* so the
title page says. It also contains transla
tions by Chaucer and other eminent wri- j
ters, and is ‘Dedicated to Richard. Earl i
of Burlington.’ I have some nther old j
books that I should like to sell if I knew j
where to apply. Can any one assist me?
“V. W. P.”
Our bibliophiles will come to your as- |
sistapce, but it Would be well to take the
l ook to dealers in rare old volumes and
get a definite idea of its value.
Cleaning Straw and Serge
“f have a straw hat (Neapolitan) which
If. soiled and wrinkled from wear and
rain. Can I clean it for next season? Is
there any way of removing shine front a
blue serge skirt? I have tried white vin
egar, turpentine, and benzine without re
sult. De C.”
Sponge the hat, inside and out. with
peroxide of hydrogen, and dry in the hot
test sun you can find If not clean it may
be sponged again. Sponge the serge with
bluing water, such as is used in the laun
dry. While if* is still damp press under
a thin cloth. Or wring out a woolen cloth
that has been dipped In hot water and
lay over the serge. Press with a hot iron,
but not until the stuff Is dry. Leave It
White Vinegar Stain Removes
"Will some kind reader of the Corner
tell me how I can clean perspiration
stains in a natural color silk pongee?
Corespondents have recommended white
vinegar as a sure agent in :he removal
of the stubborn stains. Try it.
Carpets and Rugs
"Many complain of callous spots on
their feet. They are caused by hardwood
floors and hard pavements, giving no rest
to the feet. The old style floors with
padded carpets never occasioned this now
universal present day complaint. With
electric rut) vacuum cleaners I see no rea
son why carpets are not Just as healthful
as hardwood doors and far more com
fortable than slippery rugs. Heaven speed
the day when yne can use a good heel
and toe movement again and say fare
well to silly rugs and mats! C. A.'
When the housemother of narrow means
can afford to own a vacuum cleaner
which may be worked by one woman and
without electricity we may consider the
question of “carpets versus rugs” from
a practical standpoint. As matte's are
now, the cost of the vacuum cleaner
places it beyond the reach of young peo
ple who have their way to make In the
world. And the fact cannot be gainsaid
that carpets gather and hold dust, nor
that dust and disease are a formidable
Heavenly Hash Recipe
"I. send an excellent recipe for heaven
ly hash: Into a mold put a layer of dis
solved gelatin; let harden sufficiently to
hold the fruit In place; then add a layer
of different kinds of fruits and nuts, then
another layer of gelatine, letting it set as
before; then another layer of fruit, nuts,
etc., the last iaye rbeing gelatin. Set
aside to become firm, and when ready to
use turn out of mold and serve with
whipped cream. We usually used sliced
oranges, bananas, pinfatpple, and Califor
nia grapes, candied cherries, English wal
nuts, etc. X. Y. Z.”
We thank you for the recipe.
Dolly Says Weight Is a
Matter of Insignificance
Mr. Andrew Lang, Who Sang of His Lost Love, the One Who
Was Lost in Fat—0. Henry, Who Also Sang of Marrying a
Dream, But Declared if She’s a Real Dream She’d
Too Much Pride to Get—er—Plump!
—- ■ ' — ■**.
By DOLLY D.YLUYMPLE
"Why be fat?"
An engaging advertisement thus in
"Why not?" the "thin" ones echo.
"Fat people have such tiicely cushioned
"They don’t take things hard."
They are poised and most enviably com- !
What is the real objection to being fat
Honest now, admit it.
The only reason people care about, be
ing thin, is because it is fashionable to
be built like a grayhound.
You know it.
Down in your secret heart and mine i
the ones you have loved best in all this
wide wide world are the lean and hungry
Everybody loves a fat man and a fat
woman, proverbial reports to the contrary,
if they really have the courage to speak
up and say so.
Wasn't it Mr. Andrew Lang who sang
D cllys Hatch y’s
When er ’oman buys er
parrot hit’s pretty evident
dat she don’t fear competi
tion, Lil’ Honey. Naw’m.
of a “lost love,” one he “lost in fat?"
Her body he explained was only a trifling
thing of a few hundred pounds, but her
mind—it weighed a ton.
But coticede there is another side to
Fat and weight are not synonymous.
We know what it if? to abuse a woman
gradually losing all shapeliness and come
UneftL letting it slip away through sheer
laziness, but we haven’t often considered
the ethical side of the matter.
May not a woman allow her mind to
Isn’t it the caustic Mr. Edgar Sultus
who observed that “happiness produces
an obesity that is porcine."
Well—Of course now.
The mind needs exercise quite as well
as the body.
An athelete trains to keep his body in
perfect physical condition. Other people
who value good health and the happy
feeling of strength reserve also keep an
eye on the scales.
It was also Mr. Andrew Lang—or was
it the irresistible O’Henry, who facetious
ly explained that a man may love a
dream and marry her, but if she is a
real dream she'll have too much pride
and vanity to get—er-er—well, er-plump.
It isn’t the real weight, we must con
cede just here, that is objectionable.
It’s a condition that supersedes this
state with which we find fault.
Many bright and charming girls marry j
and settle down into veritable household j
They may not say so In that many !
words, but one gets the impression just!
the same in some mysterious way, that a
woman’s first duty after the marriage
ceremony is performed, is to the pots
and pans in her kitchen; to the ice box
and in keeping the wedding silver bright
The real truth of the matter is that
, the average woman reverts to the original
type at the earliest opportunity. ,
She loves the ’ piddling about’’ the
house as much as the cave woman did.
She justies her mental cloth, her indif
ference to appearances no doubt, saying
she doesn’t have a servant and having all
the work to do herself, no one ought to
expect her to be the fresh and charming
cieat ure she was when she was a young
girl looking out for some nice man’s cave
We see about us all the time instances
almost parallel. *"
A year after the average girl marries,
she has lost her good looks, her vivacity!
her interest in books, and public ques
Certainly it ^not because her liusban i
is indifferent “any of these things.
It was her interest in the world’s ac
tivity that first attracted him.
He is deeply grieved way down in his
heart that Arabella lets a mere house
weigh so heavily upon her shoulders.
He’d say if lie had his w*ay to let the
place go to the eternal bow' wows, if b .
ing relieved. _of the cooking and cleaning
problem, his Arabella would blossom
back into the charming young creature
she was before they paid the first install
ment on the ’ home nest.”
Rut what, says Arabella, who may be
r.ot pleased to read this, Is a girl going
to do when she lias to keep a house and
she can’t get a servant and she hasn't
any too much money to pay the bills, and
no time after the place is In order, the
meals attended to and the million and one
things that have to be done about the
place—how is she going to manage t"
keep her mind from slumping down end
resting ever ytlme it gets a chance?
My dear woman, when you do house
work. you aren’t working your brain a
little bit. %
The only real strain you put upon that
good natured and long suffering organ is
when you first begin to worry.
What good does worry do in housekeep
It never kept you a cook or cooked a
dinner for you.
Really, now, what good has it ever done
you to worry over things?
I think most women should paste up
this motto, where they can read it every
“What can’t be cured, must be cheerful
The one Fighting Bob Evans always
“There are just two things I worry
about; those l can help, and those I can't;
consequently I never worry.’’
Of course, you know about the philoso
pher who had carved above his mantel
something like this:
“I have been young and now am old.
I have had many troubles in life, but the
worst of them never happened.’’
Our worst troubles are fhose that miss
the train and give out the trip altogether.
We may sit patieTitly at the station
wailing for them days before hand, but
the anxiety is none the less, when we
have troubled our minds needlessly.
When we worry, it is as if a stead ’
stream of water dripped, dripped, wear
ing away a stone.
Scientists declare that our brains
finally affected in the same way, worn
deep down, thin, by the constant annoy
ance of pin prick trifles, that aren't
worth being referred to a good honest
gray matter stored battery, charged with
electricity and power that can help us do
all things and anything, if we only come
to understand the possibilities dormant
There is only one thing worse than a
brain worry and that is one that is never
used by any chance for anything—a brain
that is allowed to “slump down” and take
on fat until it is only fit to be shown in
some brain museum us a wrarping and »
horrible example to women who are .indif
ferent and uninformed about what they
Far better is u woman who has run to
fat, meaning avoirdupois, rather Ilian the
woman who has allowed her brain to run
Oh, yes, far better!
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