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3Ioliscs Arc Unsy
taking Her
Hunting Jonns
llm rMiiiu l Leather io Up the
Ireilniiilnptlitsr Ventures of All
KlHirluig CohtuiteM With AluajK n
Cfintrnhtiiigr Touch of hearlet fir
A iv ill recti Some New llncUIei
As September approaches gowns for the
hunting season begir to receive attention
Tweeds friezes and homespuns s a the
favorite materials and they are made up
In browns greens and a few deep pjrples
The friezes are in pastel fcbades rnainl
but there is a color seen in theso goods
this j car which resembes iris b ue
Scoth and Irish feezes and homespuns are
ded with vegetable coloring and nothing
made on this side of the water teems so
appropriate for shooting costumes Bind- 1 f
ing the hems and strapping the seams wi h
leather of eelf or contrasting tones is
popular Again this season A dark green
homespun had on the hem a narrow van
dyked border bound with leather of the
same shade There were packets bound
with the same leather having a vandykel
Dap on ither side of the front breadth
The Norfolk jacket had andjked ravers
bound with the leather and a green leather
belt It opened at the throat to show a
scarlet vest A shooting gown of brown I
frieze bad a band of Ecarlet leather with
a perforated design on the skirt about
two inches above the hem
This frock had a tight fitting bodice
with revers simply bound with the leather
A wallet of red leather hung from A belt
of the same material A soft flannel shii t
In brown and scarlet was displayed by the
opnlng of the revers Popular shirts for
outing wear resemble closely a mans ten
nis shirt having a turned over collar a
flat box pleat down the centre and a
pocket on tho left side nccording to the
Commercial Advertiser Norfolk jack
ets are going to be -very popular this fall
But the bolero jacket is still In high fa
ox appearing in some form or other in
most of the new fall gowns A pretty
gray homespun dress had a bolero of
which the lower part was shaped tightly
to the figure The darts were concealed
by numerous strappings of white cloth
Above the bust it had the pretty scallops
seen on the new collarless jackets The
cufts were strapped with the cloth which
appeared again in two bias bands at the
bottom of the skirt With this gown was
worn a shirt of crimson silk with a stock
belt of black A burnt straw hat with a
deep red straw facing trimmed v ith a
large black velvet bow and of gold buckle
completed the costume A new design for
a hunting skirt has a cunning del ice by
which it may be made short or long at
pleasure by means of buckles underneath
which the cloth is gathered Whn the
skirt is shortened It has the appearance
of being trimmed vith festoons around
the skirt the festoons being held in place
at each breadth by buckles Two of the
most delightful features of the new shoot
ing suits are the pockets on the outside
or the skirt and the capacious povkct en
i i shirt
An English tailor has introduced a
novelty in sporting skirts They are fur
nished with email straps and buckles at in
tervals that enable skirt to to looped
up in a folded tunic when engaged in golf
ing or hunting while it may be low end
to ordinary length in the house Such a
makeshift is not likcli to become popular
however and is worth mention only as a
For a sporting wrrn nothing cien re
motely threatens the supremacy of the golf
cape The new ones are longer than these
of lost season and of more ample wldtn
Some wraps appear with the old fashioned
cape sleeve
There Is nothing new in bcycle skirts
The simple saddle back with large
pleats Is still the onjjtyle seen and the
Eton jacket supplements the cashmere or
French flannel shirt
The woman of fashion as well as the
woman of toil refuses to banish the shirt
waist and that useful garment will con
tinue to be worn this season The swell
est shirts are made of butchers linen
with no trimmings but dainty tucks of
the same material Many others will be
made of batiste this material being a
close second In popularity
For afternoon the early summer girl
will Trear dainty shirt waists of liberty
silk These are made in all shades but
navy blue is to be the favorite
Men Who wear Coret
There is an unfortunate tendency
cnong middle aged men of the present
day to become to put It mildly stout An
old man if he is content to grow old
gracefully and not try to counterfeit a
joung man can view his growing cor
poration with comparative indifference
but a man say of forty or forty five can
only view with alarm such an Increase
sajs tie New York Freis
There Is a well authenticated rumor
afloat tliat corsets for men are bing in
troduced and largely worn to correct this
unkind demonstration of nature An at
tendant at a Turkish tath recently eaid
In an Interview that more men wore cor
sets than the general public had any idea
And thej lac pretty tight too he
continued I know for I help to lace
them up every day
In England where the practice seems to
bo more general than in this country
there has Leen conHderable discuss oa
about it in the papers and Modern So
ciety a publication devoted to society
peop and their whims had this pathetic
communication concerning he corseting-
I am to glad to notice you have start
ed a correspondence about corsets for
men I want to know more about them
rom some man who wears them not the
ipimon of the walsted and wasted frock
roatert dude but the experience of an
irdlrarv creature whp lives an ordinary
ife I feI certain I want something to
rheck that awful sign of midlle age
known as a corporation I cannot ray I
im In favor of corseting little bojs or
ittle girls for that matter their bodies
hen they are growing need plenty of
room for development I have long since
eased glowing but I continue to develep
n a manner which is neither peaslng Lor
Doei the mans corset require a sec
nd person to lace It up Have the etccls
i tendencj to snap and pierce ones pre
ious kla Wearing one could I blcy
tle golf and row as much as ever I am
Ircadfullj energetic Are the irale
things very expensive And need I have
them of different colors to match my
sloths Is a different shape necessary for
ivenlrg wear Beatrice says that leccnt
ij at a tennis party among the gentlemen
I wish she had simply ald men the
corset was much in evidence I should
not like that but perhaps It is only dis
tinguishable through flannels SAnyhow
I must do something and shall be very
grateful If my erquirles can be satisfac
torily answered
Mm llmvverecl to Her Helm
The Navy girl his a new story A ball
was rflven and there came to it some very
youthful naval officers of whom several
stood at tho doorway and watched the
guests arrive One rather stout and tall
joung girl swept into tho room with an air
of can- lng all before her A frigate In
full sail whispered a lieutenant to a
friend as she passed The girl overheard
the remark By and by he asked her to
give him a dance One doesnt trust a
frigate to a lloutenant sho replied with
a mischievous smile New York Commer
cial Advertiser
And the Itexult of Their EITortx
Develop Villnurc Lire
A model Village Arts and Crafts Society
exists at Deerfleld Mass the Deer
field of tragic history in the French
and Indian war and in modern times of
fine old houses rare colonial relics and the
most beautiful of shade trees Its exhi
bition last week was a reflation of the
possibilities in a little village of a single
The room in which the exhibit was made
the Martha Coulding Pratt Memorial was
in itself worth seeing For tvent flve
cars Miss Pratt was the postmistress
at Deerfleld Her work and service radi
ated from behind the plg onholed mail
boxes to every home in the village and
eto farm homestpad in tln country
roundabout When she died in 1S17 her
friends and neighbors in affectionate ap
preciation of her nobe life established a
vllaga room In 1 cr nienDi The Meter al
House built and furnished for about a
i ai
1 -- ii it
lUUMh II UUllrS i il IU UUiUlg
ing of one story with a prett potico en
trance Its one room Lesides ccatroom
kitchen pantrj etc is a capacious
lli3 apartmont witn co n r seats book
shelves leaded wlrcous and an
fireplace In tasteful colonial siinpli
citj The walls are hun with papir of
soft green tint which harmonizes eflcive
1 with the whito woodwork of dado and
I chimnejpiecr Cushions of green are in t e
corner sats and white dimity cumins
drapp the prett vindows In this suuable
setting the attractive industries of Deei
flelds were shown sas a writr to the
New York Evening Post
The walls vere hung with hand made
rugs whose soft artistic colors are the
modern interpretation of the old lime reg
weaving The durability of the coonial
hand made carpets was there united win
the improving touch of an advanced taste
The prices range from G to 10 according
to size Thirty or fortj of these were
shown in shaded and mixed tints of tans
brovns greens blues with occasional ef
fective dashes of brighter cllow and scar
let On the wall too were several sam
ples of the old fashioned netted bed te t
ers that are finding sale now as valances
to the modern sleeping couch Hand made
fringes and laces for the dimity spreads
that were popular with our great-grandmothers
were also shown
Spread out upon beautiful old tables of
polished mahoganj loaned for the occasion
were fully fifty pieces of new and exqui
site work of the famous Deerfleld Blue and
White Needlework Society This society
really gave the Impetus to the Village Arts
and Crafts Association Its founders the
Misses Whiting and Miller lend their ar
tistic skill to all the village
and it Is primarily through their efforts
that these exhibitions have been success
fully established The Blue and White
Societ is constantly developing the scope
of its work while conscientiously preserv
ing its unique character
The latest inductrv to be developed at
Deerfleld is that of weaving palm leaf bas
kets The movement was started by a city
woman who saw the possibilities and
asked everyone Interested to come to tho
villase hotl and see what could be- done
Another woman a farmer reeident of the
place home on a visit gave a few lesson
in the work to tho e who wished to under
take it and a club of basket weaveis was
the result The first promoters supplied
the link between city bujers and country
workers and the enterprise has flourished
remarkabl The work is the same in
principle as the old fashioned palm leaf
hat weaving that was a common accom
plishment in the days when thee hats were
legal tender at the country stores It was
not remarkable that in a community line
Deerfleld a number of women were found
to recall their youthful skill and thete
with others who are new but quick to
learn the simple art make up the Deer
fleld Basket Makers They only began
work for the market last fall and already
the find difficulty In supplying the de
mand so pleasing are the dainty reauti
full woven big and little baskets which
the produce Mas fine specimens were
shown at the exhibition
Mrs Madeline Yale Wnne who own a
Deerflela homestead and spends her sum
mers there exhibited some of her work
in sliver copper and enamel together
with a few leather bags vith metal trim
mings which she has lately begun to
make Mrs Wynne contributed also a
decorated box in brown and ochro color
ing the design being a ver odd com
position of newts swimming In running
water Miss Annie G Putnam of Deer
field showed an excellent piece of deco
rated leather In the form of a country
house mall bag and a beautiful almond
bowl and spoon In silver with color in
enamel also a pair of small silver cups
shaped like a flower A valuable feature
of Deerfields growing interest in art is
shown by the fact that the iron hinges
on Mrs Wynnes box and on a desk
shown by Miss Margaret C Whiting wera
made by the village blacksmith Al
though quite unacquainted with this sort
of work he has made an Interesting dec
orative feature of tho hinges and It is
hoped this may be but a beginning of
more original work in the way of wrought
iron on his part The Misses Alien who
have been so successful In portraits char
acter studies as well as scenes from na
ture showed a good collection of gure
pieces and landscape compositions of re
cent production among them a series of
Illustrations for magazines Although
their work Is done entirely with the cam
era It assumes the Importance of artis
tic work Deerfleld should be proud of
what it has already developed and prom
ises for the future
A Slilrl Wiilut Part
Here is an item which Mrs Solomon at
least would admit to be something new
under the sun The Chicago Times-Herald
claims to have just discovered it in
the society column of the Gaville Ga
ze te
The Minglcswish Yacht Club gave its first
shirt waist party last night the elite of
tho town being present All the gentlemen
in attendance woro shirt waists and some
of the costumes were marvels of the fur
nishers art Dancing was Indulged in
after a promenade on the spacious veran
das of the clubhouse Among the most
striking costumes noted were the follow
Willie James Scarlet waist with yoke
trimmed with point lace Frills iu front
and necklace of seed pearls
Harry Loveman looked as beautiful as
a fair queen in a turquoise blue waist
cut low in front with short ruffled
deeves and a broad sash daintll looped up
Tommie Flemmlng was very swet in a
canar coored shirt waist of fine silk witn
passementerie and applique accessories
He carried a bouquet of maidenhair fern
and American Beauty roses
Jack Renfrew Pale gre waist fulled in
front with dimity caught in loops over the
corsage Mr Renfrew v ore a beautiful
sunburst at the throat and mado a very
lady llko appearance
Addison Strong was sweet and graceful
in a pink sleeveless waist held up by
j shoulder straps and ornamented with old
point lace lie wore a large -now at tne
lert side and bJt for a prominent vacci
nation mark would have presented a fault
less appearance
Tom Gudgeon was as radiant as a May
morning In a vonderful creation of elIowr
and black with gauze Insertion above the
low cut boom The back was V shaped
A large rosette at the front with loosely
caught ribbons reaching to the belt gu s
an empire effect that was very becoming
to Mr Gudgeons style of beauty
Tiie Humoroun UtiekMter
Hows your lettuce this morning ask
ed the housekeeper
Splendid lady replied the facetious
huckster Its good and its cheap so
cheap that we all call It the advance
The advance agentl Why do you call
it that
Because its one cent ahead Phila
delphia Press
Do KiicrliHli AVotnen Outhliine Tin lr
American Sinters In Conv ernntlcui
London differs from Xew York In the
possession of a group of women who have
made a reputation for themselves as con
versationalists and independent of what
their other charms ma be are famed in
this respect Their presence at a dinner
says tho New York Sun is said to be
largely sought by hostesses more interest
ed In the success of their cntertainract ts
than in the impression they ma make
personally The woman now accounted
the most brilliant conversationalist In
London Is Lady Doroth Neville She Is
said to be equal to the task of supplying
animation and wit at the very dullest kind
of a dinner and while it Is a little bit
discouraging to read that she is famed for
the quality and quantlt of her anecdotes
her claims to wit must be well founded
she has Lcld her place in London so
ciety for some years without dispute It
is improbable tint a woman in New York
society would ever become famous be
cause she told anecdotes at dinner and
Invltatlors in her case would probabl
grow less frequent Instead of more nu
merous as the have in he case of Lidy
loroth Neville But London standard
are evidently different as the reputation
of Mitts Helen Htnniker sister of Lord
Hcnnlker considered one of the most bril
liant women talkers will leadil show
She is said to have made her reputation
chicfl through the wonderful brilliancy of
her riddles that have beer known to keep
smart London diners guessing through the
greater part of a meal
It Is doubtful if that gift would serve
to make a reputation for cleverness In New
York society unless there were somo quite
unusual qualify in the riddles The f iriier
Margot Tennart now Mrs squith is an
other woman who maintains her ability to
talk entertainingly without possessing any
of the marked peculiarities of the other
two women who share her reputation The
conversation of Mrs V llllam James is said
to be the secret of her success and it was
once potent enough to gain for her and
her husband the honor of a visit from the
Prince of Wales who is said to take a
great delight in Mrs James wit Several
other women have gained the reputation
of brilliancy of talk and one of these
made a visit several ears ago io New
port says a write In the Savannah1
News It was admitted there thit her
conversation was vivacious and lnlerest
lng Some evidence of its character may
bo had from an experience that befell
her at Newport She was Just beginning
to tell an anecdote when one of the women
In the group arose and went toward nn
open window Dont you want to hear
Pans 5te ficms
Illustrated by Felix Foiarnery
cfi few kOI
Copyright 1500 by S M Ealdwic
PARIS Auff 13 The demi toilette for
elegant Indoor wear holds its avn at all
seasons and though it is not so absolutely
dependent upon the edicts of fashion as
the out-of-door costume Is It may be en
dowed with some becoming novelties that
may serve as hints for the near future
Among the many striking gowns Just turn
ed out by Robert a graceful demi toilette
tn the Paris Salon
Design by Robert
turned up corners in front of the little ed scallops A wide oflunce of pleated
jacket showing a face of white satin The I liberty mousseline of the same shade Is
tlgnt elbow sleeves of velvet striped attached to the silk foundation skirt un
Iard show the same llttlo revers of white der the scallops and forms the flare The
satin from which escapes a white Jabot familiar bolero which seems to have a
of white guipure lace to form a becoming stronger hold on public favor than ever
frame to the elbow The trimming is re
peated by the collar and fall of the same
rich lacp on both sides of the bolero There
Is a high shaped stock of blue foulard
striped with velvet and closing In front
designed for informal receptions at home under a Jabot of white chiffon edged with
but equally serviceable as a dressy prome
nade or carriage frock recommends some
novelties which are worthy of imitation
It is of pastel blue foulard and Ehows
an original mode of decoration which tend3
to make the figure appear more slender
Brussels lacs
Cloth gowns indicate the turning
point of the summer and at present oc
ccupy the attention of ever woman of
fashion Gold and silver braid form a
prominent mode of decoration on many
and adds to its length Velvet ribbon of dressy models among which one
a darker shade of blue and about an inch
in width stripes the foulard skirt which
is shaped by means of eleven narrow gores
the seams being hidden by the ribbon
This ingenious cut commends itself par
ticularly to those Inclined to embonpoint
At the back the bias seam widens the tkirt
considerably from the waistline downward
and the ribbon bands are applied In deep
points all the way down
A deep flounce of blue foulard forms the
hem trimming and is supported by the
equally deep pleating of the taffeta under
skirt of the same blue shade The bodice
Is equally novel in construction It con
sists of a blouse vest of white chiffon
crimped over the tight lining of pastel blue
taffeta and confined about the waist by a
corselet of blue foulard fitted and bound to
follow the lines of the figure On the bo
lero the velvet stripes again are posed
vertically and a jaunty touch Is given by
ful model deserves mention
as it
gold cord and tassels finishes this girlish
Another Robert gown shows tne com
bination of cloth and libert mousseline
The skirt 13 often cloth cut circular and
finished below the knees with deep point-
Mrs Xs stor one of the other listen
ers In the group tactlessl asked Yes
was the answer I dont mind hearing it
mself But my daughter is sitting on the
piazza and Id rather close this window
before it is told Tne conversationalist
with a reputation smiled as If she thought
that rather a tribute to her powcre and
went on with the anecdote
lllird on let CIrti
A reporter for a London daily paper
asked the following question of Miss Hal
lie Ermlnle Rives And you ou think
our upper class girls the girl in smart
sociot the summer girl the graduate of
assar or of Wellesle are good read
Miss Rives answered No not the or
dlnar society girl I dont think she is
half as well read as jour society ladies
are over here Thev have ceased to real-
i7e that work mental or phjslcal is at
all neeessar They are not brilliant
either in speech or thought as Eociet
leaJcrs should be Our societ women
have no real influence on the life of the
nation I think a great deal of i own I
sex ever American woman docs but I
am equall convinced that each particular
age is stamped as to Its great character
lines b its men But ajl the same I
think that If our men make too much of
their women ou think too little of oura
I wouldn t marrj an Englishman for
Old Vlnliln iu tlilnli
One rarel sees girls in Chiia sas a
writer in the I ondon Mall The mairy
so young that thej appear to spring from
childhood to maturit without an inter
mediate stage of girlhood There is no
blushing fifteen or sweet sixteen no
flirtations no balls no picnics no
The child has not ceased to play
with her doll before she has a lubj to
The only joj of a womans life is in
dressing her hair This is done with an
elaborate artistic ecience curious to see
Their hair is invariabl black and ver
long It is drawn tight from ill- face
and stiffened with gum It is then pied
up In colls and wings and loops thst stard
aone without the aid of pads rou ets pugs
cr hairpins
There are no spinsters in Chira except
the nuns who dedicate their viiginit to
Buddha Thcee ladies shave their heads
like priests and thus deprive themselves
of the only Chinese sign of gender the
hair dressed a la teapot
alo greets us in this costume It is of
tan cloth and closes in front with two
deep points held by two gold filigree but
tons The collarJand shoulder points are
of ochre guipure appliqued on cream-colored
satin and the wide belt and collar
are of crimped cream colored mousseline
de sole over satin of the same shade A
picture hat of tan beaver felt faced with
golden brown velvet and trimmed with
long amazon plumes shading from brown
to cream completes this stud in tans
According to all indications the tight
clinging effects will continue though a
forms an appropriate transition from the tending toward draperies makes Itself felt
summer wear light in texture ana colors in deep pleats and panels which however
to the heavier autumDal qualities It Is of are closely adjusted to the figure and so
cream white cloth and lined with soft white far serve the purpose of increasing the
satin The skirt has a deep satin lined Bare only In many walking as well as
panel over each hip and reaching to th I house toilettes the gores of the skirt sep
hem of the long skirt These panels are j arate at or below the knee line and form
lined with satin and held on each side with ig panels disclose deep fan pleatings of
gilt passementcritJ There is ajshort I different but harmonizing color This is
lero decorated with gilt galloons and gilt particularly in evidence in some very
braid and cut low around the neck show- striking plaid costumes in tailor made
ing a blouse of pleated white mousseline stIe one of which for example in a
with a stock and wide corselet belt of dark Due anI grcen pattern with a
ed orange panne velvet A large brimmed dash of red In It has these deep fans of
T- kiln il nt tlmmnA n I n T
uai oi jnciru sin m red taneta inserted between the seven
Tgores of the skirt A blouse of red taffeta
is worn but almost covered b the short
Jacket of the plaid goods with collar re
vers and deep cuffs of red taffeta closely
stitched with many rows of red silk
linn OuKht to Interest the Washing
ton Summer Girl
Indies and gentlemen may be supplied
with ice cream by their humble servant
Joseph Crowe This advertisement ap
peared in the New York Post Boy of
June S 17S6
Some one who has been hunting up the
historj of ice cream sas that pramlds of
red and white ice cream with punch and
liquors rose cinnamon and parfait amour
were served by a Mrs Johnson of New
York at a ball given by her on December
12 17S
Mrs Alexander Hamilton was the first
to introduce ice cream in Washington and
U was alwas afterward a delight to her to
tell how President Jackson had no sooner
tasted it than he declared that in tho fu
ture it should form a part of the White
House menus Guests at the nxt social
function at the Executive Mansion are said
tn have tasted verv gingerly the frozen
nister Thoe especially from the rural
districts ejed It with especial suspicion
and melted each spoonful carefully before
swallowing it
At Mrs Hamiltons suggestion a negro
lr the name of Jackson who kept a con
fectionery store there at the time filled
quart cars with custard and imbedded
then In tubs of ice These he sold for 1
each Others followed him but he retain
ed the reputation of making the best
worlds because he would count me ns lee cream and became rich as a result
second and I want to be first ail the time
I dont want to be an Englishwoman but
I think an Enclishman mal es her a good
husband for the knows no better
Would iho Ha ve Been Hanpler In
the Worldt
Mother Cecelia of tho Ursullno Convent
loft her cloister last woek at the direction
o her superiors and physician to take a
trip to Babylon for the benefit of her
health When she crossed the threshold
of her convent it was her first gllmpso
of the out3ida world for flfty flve years
She had never had a ride on a railroad
had never seen a high building and was as
astonished as Alice in Wonderland might
have been every step of her Journey from
the convent to tho end of her destination
The Brooklyn Eagle commenting on
Mother Cecelias long llfe of self-effacement
ha3 this to say editorially concern
ing her method of spending her life
Now one cannot help asking whether
thU woman has missed much that la worth
while during the years that she has been
living a life of quiet conterapation In tho
Bronx region She had inherited a for
tune of J10O0C0 aLd at the age of seven
teen years she gave it and herself to the
convent She has not had the worries
and the anxieties that perplex people who
take an active part in life and she has
grown old peacefull and quietly Is the
stress and strife of competitive life worth
while It must ba confessed that mostmn
think so for they engage in struggle for
success If they stop the struggle they die
Tho active business man who Is willing to
retire when he has made a comfortable
fortune is the exception It often happens
thnt whn the demands of business are
withdrawn the man dies He has no other
resource Tho habit of quiet contempla
tion has not been cultivated Ho cannot
loaf and invite his soul He must hus
tle and beat his competitors and keep
at it so long as he lives And he Is best
contented if he dies suddenly as C P
Huntington had Just died
The strenuous life has not touched this
nun Its ambitions and Its heartburns have
not caused her a sleepless night and sho
has lived her life developing the graces of
character from the seeds implanted In her
mind and heart and she will doubtless
die when her time comes more content
than half of the people who have known
and experienced more of what men are
pleased to call modern progress
The wonders of this progress are ma
terial however as the praohers are wont
to say The men and women who ride lh
electric cars or in automobiles are made
of no better stuff than their ancestors
Their purposes are no higher and it nil
achievement depends on the motive be
hind it their humane institutions and be
neficent charities make tem no more wor
thy than the past generations with their
cruder and rougher ways What is mod
ern progress that it should be boasted of
so loudly The telegraph makes the world
smaller and facilitates the accomplishment
of villany as well as of virtue The print
ing press disseminates vicious as well as
elevating literature And the schools edu
cate criminals as well as respectable citi
zens With all the external changes hu
manity is pretty much the same and this
nun though she had not ridden on a rail
road until Tuesday will be found to be
very like her kinsfolk who have lived out
side of a convent save pernaps her ways
will be more direct and simple and less
complicated by considerations of social
convention The cloistered fife has adva
tages else there would not be people who
would take to it
Her Iuvv Sweet tolee
Shakespeare wrote something immortal
about the low sweet voice of woman that
has been quoted steadily ev r since it got
into print In the abstract the Bard of
Avon is right but there are people good
plain ever day people with no special sense
of the ideal and perhaps no special sense
of hearing who prefer this low -toned lady
would speak out when she bad anything
to say Among the daring critics who ven
ture to cast a stone at the quotation is a
writer in the Philadelphia Enquirer who
gives an experience by way of Illustration
Here It Is
Theoretically a low sweet voice in
woman is not only an excellent thing but
so attractive a one that it arouses general
admiration There are numbers of tno
sex however who cultivate low tones
without taking thought for the clearness
of enunciation that should characterize
them and these ladies are both a trial to
their friends and a grievance to that part of
the pubic with which they come m con
Such a one was described the other even
ing by a man who has her for his
at his boarding house table and whose
nerves are worn to a thread he sajs by
his efforts to understand her
I only hear a word she says now and
then he complained so I say I beg
pardon and What did you say la reply
until Im ashamed of myself and then I
answer at random until her surprsed face
brings me to a sudden halt
This evening for instance
was something like this She began
it after salutaions had been exchanged
she alwas does begin it
Mr Jones she said
I beg pardon said I politely I didnt
quite understand what you said
Why m
this evening
Indeed I responded with affected
amazement I had no idea she would do
such a thing and only this evening too
This caused the young woman to renew
her efforts to make me understand and
after onlv about ten minutes more of ques
tions and inarticulate explanations I Anally
was brought to understand that she had
invited me to go with her that evening to
visit her sister
No I dont like a low voice in woman
I like a good strong lust tone that will
carry at least across a table and that
Kloesnt keep one guessing all the time I
uon t object to any amount of sTeetness so
that It Isnt too great to prevent a clear
I teli ou the difficulty I have In un
derstanding this vis a vis of mine is going
to result in nervous prostration in the end
see if it doesnt
AVoinuuliooil In Jnimn
In Japan the position of woman is higher
than in any other Asiatic country The
Great Learning for Women a trefTtise
composed b the celebrated novelist Kal
bara gives the ideas that hive long pre
vailed in Japan A few extrcts from Frof
Chamberlains translation will show their
general spirit The onl qualities that be
fit a woman are gentle obedience chastit
mercy and quietness
It is the chief duty of a girl living in
the rarental house to practice filial piety
toward her fther and mother But after
narriagu her chief dut is to honor her
and to hon
or them beond her oivn father and moth-
came to be hav ked about the streets like ir to love and revereiee tnem with all
ire present nohe pohey Dat remained an I aruur anu io icuu ineni witn every
epenive luxury
Saltpetre was first used in Italv to cool
drinks in the middle of the sixteenth cen
turv s early as the first of he seven
teenth centur fruits were frozen in Ice
b the French and Ice cups became com
mon Iced liquors were introduced by the
1 monade Sellers of Parl3 in 1COT About
1774 the Due de Chartrevwas surprised to
find his coat-of-arms molded In ice
Madam said the tramp to the farm
ers wife have you any objection to my
llng down In one of our fence corners
anil Ulng
No objection at all replied the lad
I Over in that corner ou will And a lot of
I wouldnt dare to lie on our straw
madam sail the tramp Im so hungry
tLat Id be sure to wake up and find my
self eating it
We have plenty more said the farm
ers wife as she closed the door Cleve
land Plain Dealer
Willie asked his mother are ou
making the bab cry
No mother replied the boy Im
holdln mj hand over her mouth to make
her stop Answers
tice inu luiai piety womar na3 no par
icular lord She must look to her hus
band as her lord and must serve him with
all worship and reverence not despising
or thinking lightl of him The great
life long dut of woman is obedience The
five worst maladies that i fflct the female
mind are indocllit discontent slander
jealous and sullerness A are told that
it was the cuttorn of th atcicnts on the
birth of a female child to 1 It lie on tho
floor for the space of three das Even in
this mav be seen the likening of the man
to heaven and of the woman to earth and
the custom hould teach a woman how nec
ear it Is for her in everything to vield
to her husband the first and to be herself
content with the ccond place
llojnl Ueeinlttii
Gift3 from Queen Victoria were given to
the artists after the command perform
ance reccntl at Windsor The Queens
portrait in a silver frame was presented
to Mme Baurmelster a brooch to Mdlle
Maubourg and a sapphire bracelet to
Mme Suzanne Adams Mr Grau received
a silver cigar box with the royal initials
Mr FIot a jeweled shirt stud and Nell
Tors the a handsome clgaretto case
A Matron of Today jlnst Play or
Give Up lTer Husband
She the Victim of n Mate Wlio In
Turn Is a Victim of the Fashion
able Game The Wife of the Com
muter Una a Speclnllr Hard Time
OnI Hope of the Deierted Wife
For several years now the golf widows
situation has been most pathetic but she
gets very little sympathy from anyone
save the other golf widows and they are
too busy sympathizing with themselves to
feel anothers woes The attitude of the
general public toward the stricken one Is
Serves her right Anyone who Is fool
enough to play tie game deserves any
hard luck she gets Your true zealot la
i proverbially hard hearted
A married woman of today must play
golf or give up her husband Even when
she plays she has the melancholy satis
faction of seeing the flutter of his golf
coat across a far bunker but that is some
thing Its a devoted and self sacrificing
man who plays golf with his own wife
save at rare intervals when no man
friend is in sight or when he feels in
clined to show his proud superiority by a
little valuable Instruction Flattery Judi
ciously administered will also bring the
family together on the links occasionally
If a wife can only bring herself to a con
dition of awe stuck appreciation and
knows just enough about the game to
wonder and adore in technical sporting
terms she may be allowed to trail around
the links with her husband but it takes
tact to achieve this proud distinction
The most she can hone for nndT ordinary
circumstances Is to lunch or dino with her
golf smitten husband and hear him fight
his battles over again but that Is better
than dining and lunching alone and she
may prevent complete and final estrange
The wife of a commuter has an espe
cially hard time says the Inter Ocean
He Is so hurried and he really doesnt
have time to go home at all save for the
purposes of sleep Yet after all the city
man does the same thing and it U harder
for his wife to follow him to the links than
it Is for the wife of the commuter to fol
low him so perhaps honors are easy Th
business man doesnt go home from the of
fice to change his clothes Not he Ha
keep3 half his golf togs In his locicer at the
club As early as he can possfbly cut
business he leaves the office races for a
train goes straight to the links pays un
til dark and dines at the clubhouse where
he and tne other men tell what happened
Later he goes home so tired and sleepy
that he doesnt stand upon the order of
his going to bed but goes at once unless
he stays awake longnough to tell his wife
about a phenomenal drive from the sixth
tee and the spectacular long put by wnich
he halved the seventh hole If she dont
know the tee from lemonade so much the
worse for her
The golfer goes to the office early sj
that he can get away early and in the
grey dawn he talks across the breakfut
table about the virtues of his new brassy
and the approach he has learned from
Vardon Then he goes off wondering
whether the weather will be too heavy for
good work toss the green and calling
back over his shoulder hat he wi 1 not be
at home for dinner unless it rains hard
Countless golf widows are praying for
rain as ardently as a Texas farmer in
time of drought A wet season is their only
hope and the wetness must be of the
wettest variety No ordinary drizzle will
stop a golf game No taunder sho ver
will daunt a golf Send
Over at home say3 Willie every
well regulated and warranted professional
is a Willie- thouga there Is some slight
variety in our names no one wad think
o stopping for a Scotch mist and any
Scotch mist is a deal worse than this bit
of drizzle
I And the American devotees of the an
I clent rojal game turn up their coat col
1 lars take a jtd upon their clubs and
their stoicism and paddle around the links
warmed by the thought that they ire liv
ing up to Scotch tradition and that the
quality of the clubhouse Scotch is be
ond reproach
So only a summer of continuous and pour
ing rain can restore the golfing husband to
the arms of a non golflng wife and if
there is anything in prayer its a lucky
thing for the general public that the golf
ers are praying for fair weather as earn
estly as the golf widows are praying for
foul and that the former class outnumbei
the latter
Saturday and Sunday used to be the day
for domestic Joys with the tired business
man They are field days now and the
insidious thing about the game is that
theres no age limit Immunity from at
tacks of the disease Anything from tha
infant to the octogenarian Is fair prey for
the golf germ and only paralysis or blind
neess can make masculinity immune Lo
cal attacks of morality have stopped Sun
day playing In certain clubs and there has
been a good deal of eloquent arguing for
and against it Theres no denying that a
day or the links is a tremendous physical
invigorator Tor a man confined to an office
during the week and when one gets into
the morals of the problem the issues are
sadly comolicated but theres the golf
widow Some concession ought to be mads
to her but up to date no
orator tas pleaded her cause
On the whole the best thing the de
serted wives can do is to get into the
game whether they like it or not They
ma hate violent exercise and the sun may
give them headaches and run their com
Iexions and they may find golfing so fa
tiguing and time consuming that it leaves
no time or erergy for social duties or care
of home and children but if they are go
ing to leave all things and cleave to their
husbands they will have to do their cleav
ing on the golf links If health or home
cares absolutely prevent their playing the
game they will have to s mon their
feminine fortitude and resign themselves
fo the role of golf widow
Wommis Seven Res
It Is held bv a recent writer on woman
that the seven stages in her life may be
reckoned a3 composed of multiples of sev
en The first seven years are infancy the
second seven childhood the third seven
girlhood tho fourth group brings a fully
decicpd womanhood From twenty
eight to thirty fiYe tho fifth seven
might be called the infancy of age for In
those ears one learns to exercise the
faculties and perceptions that have been
developing in the previous groups Up to
the age of forty two the lessons go on
Character is being matured and fixed the
definite trend of life established After
tl at few changes are made in the real
person Slight variations aid modifica
tions of opinion there may be but noth
ing deep or vital is likely to transform
the life
The common phrase a confirmed old
bachelor and a confirmed old maid
applied to unmarried men and women
over fort are tactt admissions of that
fact intimating that mental and physical
habits are so strongly rooted the adapta
bilit of earlier years has ceased to exist
and the person is incapable of adjustment
to a new environment The tale goes on
Fift slx a sturdy middle life sixty
three the encroachment of age seventy
three the span of existence the decade
of sevens beond wi ich Iic3 a mere wait
ing for the end
Vnlue of ln me
O dear aid the poets wife I wish
joud hurry up and become famous
Why I ho asked
Because there are several women in
tt 3 reet that Im Just dying to snub
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