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Vir^mia Women in Good Roads Building January bcglus a new era of ln? terest ln work Wltltih women are tipcclully adaptod to Inaugurato nnd carry on?work that Involvoa, reform and devejppment ln clty and In State. Illchiuotid wombn und Virglnla wo? men, in cliooslng tho special objecta to whlch thelr altcutlon and tlmo shall bc glven, would do well to take a lcii HOh from thelr New Kcaland nlsters ln tlie llno of good roada bulldlng, whlch moro than auy othor ono thlng is tho cryijig nccd of tlio Commontvcalth of Vlrglnia, When tho Romati eonr/ucat of Britnln pstabllshcd tho conqiicrois ln thelr occupatlon of the It.land, tho flrst ln dlcatlon of clvlltzatlon and pronporlty beeamo ovldcnt ln tho roads by which thn Romatif) connected tho dlfferent parts of the country wlth tlie main thoroughfnros, such aa tho Watttng Street Koad, which otill strctches its lengtli from Canterbury to Llvorpool and bears witnesH to tho souud knowl edge und unrivaled systern of the pco? ple who determlned Ita course and lald its. foundationc. What the Romann did ln Brltain they dJd in all countrlcs under thelr govornment. Illghwaya, llnking thelr outlylng provlnces wlth what wao then tho capital of the world. becainc great arterles athrob iflth the trafflc that llnkod East and Went together. f;rrnt fttiidenta of Hlalory. New Zealand women must study hls lorv to good purpose. for they have tifced thelr votlng prlvllegc to promoto tho constructloii of roadn and tralls w)i?-rever tho Ude of travel ha3 pointed a need, or a t;ecllon of thelr country demanded nn outlct. Along thes<> roads and traile, bullt through their Influence by tho sovcrnment, have I been placed rest houses at convenlent Interrals, r.o that travel ln New Zea land ls rendered easy and cornfortable, Intstead of dlfllcult and fatigulng. Tho women of Richmond and Vlr? glnia. who are plicnornenal ln thelr devotlon to Uielr clty and State, could never turn thelr patFiotlam to a hlgher or better purposo than tbe bulldlng of rubstantlal and permanont roads that will make accessible couri tles and scctlona rcmoto from rallroad facllities. and put into cary totich and rommunleation country nclghborhood ilwellers and promote lntercourso be-' twon homca and pcople now practl cally lsolated durlng monthn of the year. Farnm that are uiicultivatcd be cmubo of 'the difflcultiea of transpor tatlon and of marketlng- produce would becomo profltable, If on the main or branch Hnea of roads krpt In good rondltlon for liaullng In sumincr nnd winter. Vamt ln nerolc Moidd. What the women of New Zealand have accompllshed tho women of Vir glnla can do. if thoy put tholr heart in the work. The women who, from '61 to '05. had tho farms cultlvated and Mipplled support for their children and thelr plantation forec, and scnt thelr surplus to fecd the Southern ivoldiers ln tho ranks; tlio women who. deprived by the grlm fato of war of thelr nat nral protectors, faced poverty and hardshlp aa wldows, and brought up their childrcn in the honorablo tra dltions and Ktandarda of their foro fathers, can havo no reason, through thc-ii- descendants, to fear falluro in J'JIO. Ono patrlotic soclety of women?the Haughtcrs of the Amcricaln Rtvolu tlon?hau intcrcstod Itself tu a pctltlon to tho United States govunimeat to buijd a road from Yorktown, the sceno of the surrendor of tho English under' Cornwallfs during tlie War of tho American Itevolution, to James town Island. Thu road from Williams? burg to Jainestown has already beon completed. When that from Yorktown ls finished three of tho most historic polnts in tho United States will bo united,'to the great convenlenco of vlsitors and State pcople. Xotlilns- that the Haughters of the American Kevo lutlon havo done or can do will ever reflect greater c-ccllt ou them than thdr carrying through tho measuro which will render the Vorktown Jamcstowi) road an establlshed fact. Othcr* Should On Mkcivlfee'. Now. if the othcr patrlotic bodics of women in Virglnla?tho Colonial Dainos and tbe Laugliters of tlie Con federacy?would each ntovo In the matter of road-biilldlng wliorevor a pleco of road ls most needed and will j provo most effectual; if theso bodics, j working with all tho aids which they know so well how to cmploy, will add to tholr. achloveinent in meroorials another. for whicli many will "rise up and call them blessed," they can do so by puttliig thcmselvcs lustlngly Into a hlghway that will unendinsly pcrpctuatc tholr love of countrv and of Stute. Bohiiul the patriotlc bodics come Ihe great army of women at large, possessing u'nnicagure<) force and power to aid ln all good Ontcrprlses. Tho need of clty and Mother.-S'tate sounds in tholr ears a trumpet call to action. The close of 1D10 will bring an answer to-tho call. Kicliinond and Vlrglnia women, what avIII it bo? VIHGlNiA WErfTOVEU. / , 1 Toc to mi asl th? UOl The Fine Art of DreXHliig. , Follow wltli aco'uracy tho model you ititend to copy, whnther it bc hat or gown; coat or wrap, lingerie or robo. IC you would get the best from tho French dcslgner, do not put your tasto In tho balance wlth hls own. His is the sklll of a master, and dcvlation from llno and color. from quality' tii alone, will somctlmcs rhcan linal fall- to ure. lt will be cliftlcult to absoluloly fol? low this advice, because ropqtlLlona of nll Fronoh materials may not be found on this sidc of tho* water: but, beurlllg lt in rntiitl, ihose who repoat tho for? elgn model will bo less likoly to dls turb, mmecossarlly, tho masterpieeo of an urlist, 4 Edueation in tho art of dresHing i.s g'raduully bringlng out tho Amorlcan inode. Wo may yet becomo origlna toi-H. Gowns aro ircquently mado lhat prove Amorlcan niodlstes oqual to tlio tiisk; but thls Is no reason for liu "provirig upon or destroying the llnlsb 0f| concoptiou of another. Tlie MiikInc of Jlrenil. 'I.'lio inaking of bread dal.es as rar back as th" ralshig ot' wheat, and thore IS bvldotico iu abiiudanco that tho art was coniniou in tbe Btono age. Bread lias beeii (ound whlch was preservod by belng carbonlaod by llro ^\,hich (1q> t'troyed tlio dwelllngs of prlnvlttVo peo. Ples. Tlio Egyptlans placed bread ln thn vaulls with tholr dead much us the luciians of America did and some ilo even yet, but tho Egyptlans latcr sub stituted loaves ot clay. Thero ls an Kgyptlan tablet in.tho museum at IU-i' Un showing a Kiimbor of artlcles whlch representod tho donatlons to thoii deud. Thero wet'o throo loaves of bread?two round and onu long?a baskot, a roast gooso, and two water jtigy, ".Tosepli; who probably ato un loavaiied broad ln Schecheni, fed on 'for. ihoiitod breatl, as ho sat at tho table ln j'oiiphar's houso aud ato ln nn Egvp Hatl prliion wlth Pharaoh'a baker aml butler,"-. ii ir gri inj. wa ha, itr. ft-. W o uei an 0U| th. am Hu lr< v.u ij"; vid cio sh; gr? mo ?v Rli by pj-i Wll ude Th Ori pr| cit: n d c lua :OMMEMT FROM RICHMOND WOMEN -TTENTION CALLED TO CONDITION OF TREES IN CAPITOL SQUARE. .etters on Subjects of Interest to Women Asked HY?T___T?l'llcia rilArcm -Fnv Cirrnino- T /vt?f-r>?,-t Lctters regarding thc coudlfion of . -? trces in the Capltol Square and an ! lUiry afl to thc proper way of sign ;? notcs nnd letters t'ollow in thla ool m to-day. Letters from Riehmond d Virginia women on topica which }y dcslro to dlscuss or to brihg be ?e tho publit: through tho mcdliim of s press aro asked for and will bo ::Qrded .spu.ee with limilatlona. sucli I tors being llmlted to 200 words. But I great deal of terse. vigoroua argu- j nt may be advanced in a letter of :h a length. Just try what you can und realize what can bo accom- j shed. lu the ineantlmo reud what j 3 woman liaa to say about the trees thn Capltol ftquaro and follow hcr imple of frank outspokenness. > Itlclimond, Va., January 11, 1010. dy Uear Editor,?Whllo women are dcing around for objects on which expend their encrgy ln tho way of iiiulpiii improvomont I should llko to c thcm why they liavo nevor takon : troes ln tho Capltol Square Into islderatlon. I Cho Capitol building is onc of tho | st historlc lu Riehmond, und the i ninda around lt bclong to tho bulld r in every sonse of the word. Yot : trebs in theso grounds arc going ! swlft decay. Last year a beginning \ a made. of employthg fbrostera and /ing sorau lillingts put in, t> prolong ; i and 'repalr darnuges cnused by . ?rins nnd other injurios. But tho rk nfter a low daya was discontin l, and nnless it la takon up ugalr.. I i speodlly, and oarried out thor- I jhly, not carelessly or sitporilclally, I ? trees, whlch have been tho orna tit of tho Sqtiaro und tlio clty for I irs, must porish tor laiik of caro i treatment. uiothcr matter to "bo taken Into i luto Ih that whllo tlio Capitol aquarc un aro pcrlshtng, nono others, or but .' others, aro bolng jiluntod to tako lr placo. Wlth tlio many beaiitttiit ietieK of ovoriirccns ana flowortii ea which thrivo in thls cllniato, it uld bo oauy lo add great ly to tho uty of the; prosoflt grounds and pru o for tho futuro hy plant Ing u Judl un Hrtmixturo of thesc along wlth tho ido troes, which, beins of slow iwth, requiro yeara to arrlve ut full turlty and beauty. ., Vonien who havo tholr honieu tn hmond and nre liound to tho etty everv tlo of ussoclatlon and clvlo do sdiould not fall ln out'lng for at, as much as a,iiy other one thlng, la to Its hlatoric beauty uhel vatui\ i conscionco of the Commltteo on lUlids and Bulldlngs seems to noei| r-klng. Cannot tlio womcn , of tho ' aroiiHo thls commlttee? ONE OF THE1U NUMBER W AVO.IIKX SlIOULtl SlUN TUBIlt A'OTES ANO LKTT-ItS How should 1 sign a businesB lettor ressed to a stranger'.'" nwhri a wo u who haa taken ~ uu llitt duties of rather an e.xtendod correspondenco on hor own behalf. "Should I subscrlbo mysclf 'sinccrely youri,' or 'your3 cor dlally'? Should I uso my own nanio or that of my iiusband, with 'Mrs.' written before lt? And, oh," aho went on, "do tell mo what klnd of station ery Is the best to uso for notes and Inforraal corrospondeLco?'* The unswer to qucstlon number one in tho above paragraph is that, in a business letter, "sincerely vours" or "very truly yours" is used above tho writor's own namo. It is verv bad form for a womnn to slgn horselr ?'Mrs. John Blank." Sho should wrlte neraolf "Geraldlno Blank." and under neath her slgnaturo place "Mrs. John Blank" in parenthesos, for tho infor matlon of tho stranger to whom her lettor is addressed. To slgn a lettor "sincerely" or _trul.v," without tho addltionai wora. yours. ? 1a dlscourteous. Tho best tnstc ln stationery is that whlch ln represcnted by plain. thick, white notc paper, folded squnro and put l.a a squai'O envelopc. Tho address of a city rosltionco or the numo or a country placo at tho top of tho paper. in black or slmply ln embossod letterlng, with? out eolor, is oftcn added, nnd potsons llv.tng in tho country frequently have, engraved diagonally acrosa ono covner of tho paper, tho name and number ot i.helr telcphono. tn Abriiluun'.i Uny. "Abrahain Instrticted Sarah to maku ready quickly llno nieal, knead it aud niake cakc? upon tho hearlh." Lot en tortnlncd two ahgeis In tho clty ot Sodom. and "ho gave them a feast, dln bako unii-avened broud and they dtd eat." it ls to be lnferre,! that in thoae pacrlarchal tlnie.s two klnda ot bread wero eaten. Tho Chlnese arc eredltua w.Ji uslng lenvi'ii |li-3t, but theip melli orls nro unknown. Mentlon hus beon made or -sixty-two dlfferent varlotlos of bread usod hy thn ttnolo'nt CSreek'a, They used many ktnd3 of graln to vary tlio lastoand for roasons of cconomy. Tho IoIuh roots woro drled and reduced llko wheul to flour. ai) wero liuuiy othor roots. Tlic Atlienlmis dld most thlng* weii, and with them' thn bnlting ,,r uroad becunic Un art, After the irades of the'miller and tho . baker wero separaied, bakehouaes us well us niills wet'o for a long tlmo pulinc property. Tliere arp many r?. cords ox bukers' orgunlzutions ' thnt havq servod tholr oountrtos well. and tncir deeds have boen hniuled down ln tno hlstoi-ioal rceordu of every country in tho Old World. ? one of thp uldem. bakorlpa standtng to-day Is ln tho clty of Viennii, si 1 ..riineniiiigergawie. Not u day hns pasaed slnco liisr. thal bread htis not beon bakevl lu -thle house uu to the present tliua. v u,c WOMEN'S WATCHWORD HAS COME TO BE THE SLOGAN OF THE AGE. To Be Carried Into All Lines of Club Women's Work During 1910. Conservation, Mrs. Phlllp N. Moore. presldent ot the Natlonal Federation ot Womon's Clubs, says ln the January JJollnoator, ls to bo tho slogan of the age. Not only tlie conservation of the woman aml tlie chlld in homo and work, in health aud beauty. In.oduca tlon and.braln forco, but Uio conscr vatlon or ualural resourees that em body in many sectlons of tho United Siatcs the dlffcrenco between wealth and poverty. Tho commlttee on clvlcs In the Gen? eral Federation of Clubs 13 commended ?as making Bympathetla responso to the needs of tho communlty, and that of tho "clty mother" at one and tho same time, Clvlc prido is urged by Mrs. Moore as a proper motlve power for lmportant natlonal Issues, such as gen? eral education ln rclatlon to work and meti>octs employed. Among otlicr Unes of work suggestod to women ls uiat connected with tho nbatcment of tlio smoko nuisance, of useless noisos and of pernlclous anu disllguriiifr blllboards, or tho caro oti vacant lots, or street cleaning, home gaiMonlng. of boautirying school grounds and railway statlons, of es tabllshtng parks aud playgrounds, elty icst rooms Ior the rural communlty and ot junlor clvlc leagues to carly instll Into tlio minds of childrcn thelr tliure of lnterest ln every day p'roblems of public concern. Iu public and clvlc roiorin so many polnts vitai to tho im modlato welfaro of wornoii, childrcn and, inetdenially, ot men, that tlie work or the rhembers and oomrnlttooH or th,< Federation or Clubs lu a contJnuous all-tlio-.ycar-roiind lnTtoriiiaiicc, Fanolinnetles. Invcrt palo tlns and covcr wlth pufr pnato, I'rit-k and buko tu a c,u|ci< ov.'u ttutil they ato done, but uot brown. Prcpitrc a Icnion nilliiR- as If for ples. Put in the pnteu, buko ann when iirin and cool covcr with m'er- ) Inguo. puttiiiir ;' sllgbt grutlnc of letuon rind in H'C ceiitrij p| PH,.], tart , to ptoasaiitly cniplitiBizo the Uuvor. h Brown liglitly. I, ItiM'inixio Tnrti?. I ' iMix tlie yolks of two egg;; 1vjtll onft> | half ciipl'ni of, *''??'"? ?ted sugar and beut untll llght. Roll half ;, dozen! drv macaroons and tlavor- with the rlnd i and Juloe of un ovange. Mix'thli; wltli ac tablespoonful ol mclted buiu-r. Beat Into tho ynllts of tbe egga an.i add me I Btlffly-bcutcii Whites. cover mvorteci i ; putc tlns wlth puff liasto. pVjok atnl balto ln a hot nv.-n. When'; cool t|n wlth iiiai'iiinlMii" or telly and cover wllh the inacarooii iiil,\tnre. i'laco lu tlie pvoii untll tlie tops brown. Snow Cakt'i One pound ol arrowruot, one-ioiiriii pound of liowdfiert. wlilto sugaY. half U pOlllld Of UUttOI, !|?) WllltSjl of utx (iKKs and fluvorlnir to- tastc -alnuuid, vanlila or "?]"!';,.,,',;,"' tUn Inttter lt? a cream: iHr tn>- Mi&aiv uiui -arrowroot rroduallv: ?<? ,ul' eame tl,?e beatinu tan mlxture. Whisk tho wliltes ot the I eggs to a hi UT froth; add them to tlie I other ingredlents and bcut well fOr twonty nilnutes. Flavor, pour tho I cake. into a butterod mold of tln, njiil bake in a. nioderatc ovcn from ono to ' ono and one-half holirs. This Is a gcn Uino Scotch reelpe. Why She M'niilo tlif tinllot. Mra. O. IX. V. Itolmont. isays thc Be llneator for January, wunts the bullot to help othor woiiion.. Tho following is the story felatlng to this fact whlch the Delineator toll*: "Mrs. Bolmont, why do you want tho ballol?" I asked. "llaven't womon llko you evorythlng you need alrcady?" It was at Nowport. The last of the gucsts were gotie. Sho was suindlug on the stono torraco of Marble liou.se. It is the lnanslon that W. K. Vander bilt gavo her beforo she dtvorced hlm, und ;tlio last provious 1 occaalon oh whlch It was used waa for the brilllant botrothal dinner announelng Ihe en gagement of Conauolo, hcr daughtcr, to the Duke of Marlborough; Whon whe replied toMho inquii'y she was looklng off at-tho ocean where it washed gontly against tho Cliff. Walk. "Every woman neecla the bullot." she said. '-Women liko me nccd II to tcneh us to tliink of other womon and lo help them. Mv life and my all I shall givo lo got it." I'lie Vnluc of the Ynrrii. A perfect. uhost ? nnd -bust dcpnul ipoii tho lung capaolty, As singers idvance lu years. they duynlop supefb -tienis becuiiso or ihe Iremeiidouw lung >spanslon thnt lho|r forced brcathing uiltlvates; Wo wln goilnto' ihia somo ilher tlme Tor thoso -who wlsli II. Now i.dora If they know yuwn and n good streten tho i-iiest, shoiildora Voii'vn nevcr thought ln, ao?nnd wee v. iiat. >xcrul*ea n ro baaed nd ' in- ya ivn in lia- | ' antllatlng tlie liihgs, I ii we hring our liiiagiiiution to i upon Ihe ya.wn, we nm Improve I , 'or Ihstanuc, stimulato a yawn ! OF INTEREST TO WOMEN Paris Popularity Forccasts Rcign of Moyen-Age Styles. Farlslan modlste.M prophesy the com tlnued rolgu of Moyen-ago styles dur? lng the approaehlng spr-Ing nnd suni tnor. Froneh models tllHptay gowns thnt. have the culrn.is and panols nf eyelet enibroidery, heavy Irlsb crocltot ?aeo or hralded net. The lace BKlrt Is mado on a fotiiidiitlon of unft Brtta sels or KtisHtau net. gathered t,, tlie prlrieeaa bodloo on the alden and ix-rosx the back. The -aatln foundatlon Tor laco gowns Is cut. away for 11 Hllglil decollntage at the neck. Sonietlmes the cap alecve of lace is lengthened by pulf net slacves cxtondlng to th elbow. White nud Sllver. Whito net, embroldored solldlv wlth cTystals nnd rhlnostaiirts. forms an overdress for u sllver tlasuo. gown In a lovoly creatlon to bc worn by a January debutaute. A collar of rh'inr stones, turquolsoa and Bnrouue peorls outlines the dccollote neck, and the corsage draplng ls held by rouca of blue and sllver. Gold Brocnde. A model. ln gold hrocada is stmply made, so that multlpll.-ltv of detall may not dctrart from beautlful ara besques of beatcn nietal on a back ground of palo-gold ti*sue. The plain sklrt has a long square-cut train. The rorFago rrimming of lace and fur and tlowers da'es not break the closo linei of thc gown aa a whole. A Veraatlle Attalr. A woman of nioderato means, who rnunt havo an evening gown capablo of belng worn to an opcra one nlght and a dinner the ncxt: to aiiMver In vltatlons to theatres, oard parties and restauranls, must ehoose one surnclent Jy smart-looklng to make her feol well dressed, but not too pronounced ln style or color to attract attentlon to I tho fact that It. ls dolng duty for half .1 clozen dresses. .'?iitln C linrmeuir I Satln charmeuse is an excollent ma? tcrlal for a gown ot this klnd. for lt has more endurance than anv ot the chtffons or tlssues. Thc atinunclatlon or Della Robbta blues, wifh black Chantilly lace, answer admlrably for an all-round evening gown. I saw ono tho other day ln whlch tho bodico wa3 mado wltli a round seml-decolleto neck and a gathered ehemisette or niodestle of Chantilly. Tho walst itself was cut out Into a rather deep square at the back, but in front. the lower edgo of the open lng was broken lntp two largo curves or scallops. The short sleeves worc of the laco caught. into the upper arm .lust abovo the clbow by cmbroldered bands of thc charmeuse. IjllCC p'limers. Brussels lace or fine mallnes can bo fasllioned by deft flngers Into ftowors nr.d spreud ao-ainat tho ooft darkness of a fur hat ln a most attractive way. Petals ln thesc llowera are of lace. and the centroa may bo suppllcd from a mlllinery store. The blooms mbst favored by thc lace flownr-makcr ore cabbage roscs, dahllaa and chrysan themnms. bkirln of 18S0. Skirts rccalllng the days of 1_!0 are belng dls.pl.ayed by leading niodistes. They am pleated and draped, :uid glvo a fulness against which the Parlsicnno la expected to rebel. Ono of tho newost idcas for pettl coats is to have tho foundatlon ot mouHsellne do solo.or volle de ntnon In black, wltli many llttle ruffles nt tho lowcr edgo. They aro very chlc for wear under vclvot suits. Moiro is used in many coats for tho llttlo. ones. Black cloth also, bright ened wlth scarlet on the rovcra and cuffs, is considercd very good. Ope of thoso modcls has quite a mllltary dash. with its eapes over the sleeves and its broad belt of leathei. Pretty Auto Boitnet. . The luxury of tailless ermine is seen in a cl03ely flttlng auto bonnot, whlch ls beautlfully soft and warm It is mado after the fashion of a huge baby's cap. wlth a turncd-back portion of tho fur. Soft chiffon lafd ln folda llnes the t-ap next to tho faco, and chiffon stroamers tio thls lovoly hood to the hend. Theso aro tlpped with tluffv fur pouipons, which glvo an airy ftntsh to thls inodel I'carl llundcnu. Seed pearls aro ranked among tho beautiful adorntnents of . thc wlntor coiffure. They are Incrustcd in llnes or huge rlower-llko forms on a band of tullc or gauze. and the wholo is a love Iv ornanient for tho swirling lines of holr. The bandeau passes qulte around the head. low on tho forehead, and Is fastened under a large pcarl cabochon at tlic right sldo, where, by tho way, tho iinportant niotit must appear thls soason, Fur on Evening Go-ivnn. Fur ls creeping into many of oup evening schemes, nnd althouglt Paris has dlnned lt. in our cara. tho women nf America have been deliberale ln thelr acceptance of this lovoly fashion, Sable and inlnk arc used in narrow stripes, broad banda and tlny motlfs, The brown shndes of these furs nre partlculnrly well adapted to glvo con-i trast to palo ycllow and plnks. With tlu- dtill blues and' violot tlrit.i :l,inehllla Is lovoly. Its gray har iiionlxes with these colors in a way lear lo the nrllstic heart, and Its soft lcvs admlta of a varlely of treatment. No matter what the furt-it ls idever v wrought in Interesting forms to Iccorate the dress. Pcrhaps thn most iovoI and pleaslng form ls the tlny lat how of fur, caught in tlie centrc ly a jewoled bucklc pi- ornaliiont. IU Soft Salin.i F?.vorltea. Soft aatins stlli remaln among tho avorite fabrics for dancc frocks of he slmplcr klnd. and when ihe ques ion of cconomy must be eonsidered here are low bali go'wns ol' a moro! satlsfnotory inaterlal than thls. Whon *" :ho white sa'.iu evening gown has '. lerve'd its origlnal p'urposc lt can al- ,,-' iva.vH be utlUzed in nnotlier soason llV is a llnlty; under net or ehiffon. And I ma >- .1 thlrd dbgroo of :utHlly It can d<i j tl" jutj- as a lace-trUrirncil evening pcltl-, an Tln- short lehgths oi' ihe necv sklrta j of iro gil-lisli und i-oiivcnieiit t'.. thc ralf j s" iiVricrs. siiid tho partnera as well.. i !'" Eretiuently u slm'plo frock of white | m; uitln is bullt on full llnes. Tho sklrt j s hlightly gathered. 'lu- hodtco is. wi iriipod nnd a graTucful r.flll of aiencoivl <|n ace fuils benealh tho top line. ,v tlny j I e,i of gathered tullc Hls in ihejgh paco betweon Iho cvossed hertha ulf ilies. liut sol'tiiosii nn.I ruliiesN iu-'- thio I ueV ruldilig llnes-. and thla is achioved by j thi ho home dreasmuker, Theye rmoka [arii ro frlbnds Indeed, und should iv wol- [ ppi bmed wlth open arms. Sljiglo l.niirl Sultleieul. The i ingte lupel i i sutnereul untb S , he dvy nnd nlg'.ii for ii jipw . long | , .' out, li is faced with l"-.uit!tiil ??iiibrojdi1 ncl w.-iv-hii.".l d-j'Au. p'j im-aus of a.j jd'ti ing ht".ei at the uolnt. lt hvoxtri>iii'-- !,.|,i lut'BO, mii,| falls from the chln lo thn sjd alsl lu a rlnplo, i I'-n .\l tllfi w"iirei-' ? ivlirthe |,i |ie|' niay. 'W i> laken and thi-ov. ii ovoi uneshoulder, bro i Ihal Ih- lii.--.-l-d parl will luilig I .W" l lliu back. ln front Ihe tliroal and hesl will he .-oxlly covered. II i.'i a i-hariiiiiiR id>-a when makins ivalktug or inotor i-oat. ln Uo, 'I is gai MlO To Bc, Rather Than To Seem to Be When one coines to count ut> thn prob.ibiu.ie,, of ?ra tttld ItB ?f,tfl?5i ?; ?^ torccd to wonder now it )t Ih the gcuulrio Plrlo of pcople uud thlngs llifit seems best. worth consldcrlfis. Esso nuarn vlderl," sald thn old Ro maus and they Indeed knew whut they ineanr, If they fnlierited thelr clviil jfatlon from thn Grduks, they wanted lt wlthout the (IfdOk sophlstry. Hln eorer by nature-, they preferred to bullrt on a better nnd more real foumiation Ltic Individual and iiutionul cliaractor by whlch iltey Wcrc to br Judgcd and remembored. But inodi.inlty ln America has r* yorsed tho old-tlnifl motto, Now and llero Koclely prefcra to "seem" rather than to "be." The Ri-rngani-t of money traiisforms the poor of to-day into tho rich of t.o-morrow. Instantly the rcal itles of tho pRst are hidden by the pra tcnslons of tho present. On tlie Surface. They play tho game merrlly, Amer? ican men nnd women, livlng just on tho flurfttCo of exlaterice, actcpting thn fllstrnctions wrtlch.thc day furnishen nnd never conmrnlng themselves with anytliing more earnest or more vltal. "Lon't la 1 lt to mo about such thlngc as slummlfig and visltlng among thn sick. sald a lovely, graceful typo ol Amorlcan womanhood. drawing heffurs about her wlth a shlver. "Don't re inlnd me thnt kiicIi gruesomeness e.tlsta in the world. Llfo ls Hhort enough at best. and I wish to forget all the dln agreeables and be happy ln the wov t II ko best. Let's just pretond that every body has what they most need. und make ourselves ccmfortable." Tho sentlment of the majorlty of hu iiianity Is ochoed ln just such fashion. rteallty is fonsldored v.nmentlonable. fts bare exlstenco is grudglngly ad ultted, but its dlscusslon or materlal zatlon ls Homething not to bo con ?eded. lt casts a shadow over the varmth and brightness and color In .vhich men and wotnon love to bank ind drlnk thelr flll of the gobiet that Mcasure pr_esses to their llps. )nt of style. Genuineness In livlng and tlilnklnif irr gono out of style. and thoro ls no isc In trylng to rovive an obsolete ashloii. So thero Is instead palnful idjustment of onert self to the erowa ng and Jostling attendant upon an In crchango of clvllltlcs, polltely recog ilzed an ...entertainment. but whlcli neans, if plalnly characterlzcd, tire omo boradom. "To seem to bo!" Tha American voman take.s klndly indeed to her In erpretatlon of the maxlm. Shammlngf s easy to her, and she frequently be :omes such an adept ln the art that ihe forgets how to be lionest and itralghtforward. She shams all the vay through, and probably tho only Ime Avhen she is thoroughly aroused 0 tho purposes of life Is when they tro about to ccase for her forever. Tlie mother teaches her daughter to 'seem" rather than to "be," when sh? cpresses her frank outspokenness for ho sakc of pollcy. "That Is not the vay to make yourself agreeable," ad nonishes the mother, and tho young ,lrl takes her lirst lesson ln tho art ?f Insincerlty. Who can blamo her lt lin afterward becomes an adopt? 'ervndes All Clnases. Seemlng or shammlng porvades all lasseH and condltions in all depart icnts'of social Or educatlonal or work dav llfo In America. Perhapa lt haa iv.-iiys been the same in llfe every-. ?here. Perhaps only changed condi ona havo brought lt barely and una tamedly to the suface. whero lt stares no uiib'lltiklngly ln the face and nevef crmlts itself to be forgottcn for a, loment. Tmlnlng for the Home. As the avcrage American woman is ssontlHlly a hoine-makcr, why houldn't her training bo valong that Inc. For years the cry has been, "We lust cducatc our daughtcrs." And ow few of us but know ot nuinbers of istances of beautiful glrls llterally ducatcd into tholr graves. But ls thia ctucntlon cnabltng them to tako cliargo f a home? How often we hear a glrl oastlng that sbo knows nothing ot Doking or sowing. but sho can read reek and understand higher mathc latlcs. However. now tho prospects :-c growlng brightcr wlth tho Intro uctlon or manual training into th? ibools. 'J'lio more I study the subjcot the loss \ lnk a college education absoluloly nec< ssary tor a glrl. Of course, If sho secnu 1 to have a talcnt along llterary Hnea should want her to havo a thorougrs. Lerary training, Otherwlse, I would) vo her a good grade and inanuftl atning hlgh school education. supple entcd with muslc and body buildlng?? io latter to take precodenco ovor alt sc?for wlthout good hoalth the rost ould amount to but llttle. Durlnrt ieso years I would try to inatl) tiit? ;r mlnd a lovo of the beautiful, a sto for good llterature, tbe art of pressing horseir. scir-control, unsolf hness, tliotighttulness. neatness andl l tho llttlo graees that mako Uf^ .>rtli livlng. Whon through wltlt, gh school i would give her twn ars tu a school of domestia lence foiiowed by or aupplc Mited Wltli traincd nurslng. Then. would have her stay wlth ? me lri e home, develoi.fing lier knowlcdge, rfecting her musical education, and pructlce preparlng herself for ttio mo awnitlng her.?Bertha E. WU mson. Workcr's Crccd. I believe in God, tho Worker of thls rucle, the world, wltli all its marvel ?i laws of ilaturc toiiing rocporfec pii of springLi'.uo and hutvust. I believe in work: ln ita insplratlon, lnterest, its l.ardsiiips and acruuve >nt?. I believe in givinjy myself to my irk/that lt m'a,' contaln my best on avor and go purluko of my Indlvlau ? y. I believe in a wlse and thoughtful ?o of my body. my s.orage house of argy, believe ln lioncsty, Uiut I may looK i wholo world lu tha race, that I >- uot Idle when toll demands my io und so latcr may enjoy my play i sleepi believe lu courago, that the houts the day, from dawn to dusk. may ii away ln bravc at.icmpt to acconi sh tho glvcn tiult, thougli obstaclcs y lilndcr,. believe1 ln iliccr. ror thon tloba rl> liecome tho Intereai of nro aud Idgc.ty does nol wcary tbe lieun. believe in iiiankjnd nnd lntend . ?'? .i tielplng Hand lo all who strut by my Kidc, liid l rcsolve lhat ihc end of lltti v year i?ill liml iny work w?ll done, world a llttlo L.ettor for my tolltn 1 niy4.own lif<- n,t. richcr for my e.% Icni.c.?Ainoi'i. I.OUI3A CHAMBEUbAYNl ^i-llier aud Whlle. lovely oyenihg hat is of whlto vcr in a largc idiape. wlth an up ued brlm ut th0 left slde. CurvlnK r the crown 1^ a gru-eful williv.v me whlch Is largo enough to cover Iroly the rrown at tlie front and And Uo.ro ls tbe attracilvo nh;' nt the slde on tho brlm aro o tlny nicreury wtngs of silver id. So Hnia.ll u.ie thoy iu contrast h the largo. but that they havo vu Into nqtlee, hc combination ol silver and whlt? !cfs fiiisliv and decldedly more gle tt than whlle and gllt or any of tho :e i:oiilra:iHii" inelatllc flhatlej.