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l How Miss STaretta Holly HaS Been
Paid = 60000 in Last Few Years
For Her Books That Outsell Mark
Twains the Open Market 1
Despite the popular fallacy that
women are wanting in humor one of
If not the best paid laughmakers in
the United States is JosIah Allens
More copies of Samantha at Sara
toga have been sold than of any single
work of Mark Twains Almost a quar
ter of a century has passed since My
Opinions and Betsy Bobbits evoked
the mirth of the American public and
founded the literary fortune of its
famous author Hiss Marietta Holly
Womans rights was not so popular
the early 70s Nevertheless Josiah
Allens Wife put her shoulder blades
to the wheel the great Publick Wheel
arollin on slowly drawin the Ffijnail
Race into Liberty
In the homely humor the caustic wit
and rare common sense of Samantha
and the vineclinging rhapsodies of I
Betsy Bobbit who is not without a
counterpart in the fin de siecle autos
told In the north country dialect Ma
rietta Holly to quote Frances Willard
has done more for the enfranchisement
of women than platform agitators
My Opinions and Betsy Bobbits
was republished In England and has
made its way Into all parts of the
world Samantha is a vital creation in
its way a classic A dramatic version
made toy Miss Holly has been played in
schools and churches for the past 14
years Neil Burgess incorporated the
character into one of his most popular
plays paying Miss Holly a royalty of
60 per week It is still a favorite with
public readers and impersonators
How did you come to write it was
asked Miss Holly
I sent specimens of my work said
Miss Holly poems essays and dialect
stories which had been printed in
country papers and Petersons Maga
zine to a publisher He liked the dia
lect stories and proposed that I should
write a book in dialect and he would
publish it If it hadnt been for that
publisher I would never have had the
courage to undertake a book I was
a yearwriting Opinions andBetsy
Bobbitsthe latter name by the way
was a typographical error In the orig
inal manuscript I had written Babbit
I put said Miss Holly everything
I knew Into that book
Samantha at the Centennial Paris
Saratoga the Worlds Fair followed
and while their publication have never
been heralded as literary events they
have and continue to command enor
mous sales Within the past few years
one publisher she has severalhas I
credited her with 60000 Miss Holly
has received as high as 12000 cash I
payment for a single manuscript Most
1 3 1
of her dialect books sell by subscrip
tion Many people have a wrong Im
pression of my books once observed
Miss Holly They are disposed to
treat them superficially There never
were books written more prayerful
written with a more earnest desire to
do good Samantha is virtually
Miss Holly
It radfiaies from every feature of her
handsome fq crowned with beautiful
lIMe hair l iat emphasizes the soft
twinkle of dark velvety eyes Hers is
a wholesome 1nsplring presence She is
an interesting suggestive talker wfth a
fascinating little lisp not wholly free
from the north country dialect Born
and reared in Jefferson county New
York state she has ever been a home
keeping woman On the site of the old
woodland diversified by walks rustic
rooks fish ponds and luxuriant flower
plats The house whidh commands a
fine view of the surrounding country
with glints of Lake Ontario is replete
with the comforts and luxuries insep
araWe from good taste and a generous
pUlse The family circle comprises a
ster and a little girl Miss Holly has
ado ted The stables of BOI1nie EJ w
are veil stocked and afternoons its
mistress may be met spinning over the
spSendid country roads in vehicles ol
various styles
Miss Hollve study is in the second
storr A large sunny room abounding
in bookcases hidden behind doors and
imbedded in side walls of the broad
chimney piece notwithstanding that
she has Ions since outlived the neces
sity to write 3I5ss Holly continues the
methodical industry of earlier years
Her working hours are from 9 until
12 in tihe morning She jots down in her
study a rough cut 1e of the copy she
desires to make then she mounts to the
tower leading from the study where
the work is conrplfeted
Readers of Samantha at the Cen
tennial Paris and the Worlds fair will
be surwrised to learn that Miss HollY
homestead cn the old coach road be
tween Plerpont Manor and Adams she
has reared by her pen Bonnieview
a iamt > tte Queen Anne of more than
20 rooms in the midst of seven acres of
did not attend the Centennial has
never been to Parts and did not ro to
ChOcasro until after the publication of
Satnantiha at the Worlds Fair To
each cf these volumes she gave a years
study Supplied with maps and docu
ments so accurate and thoroueh was
her knowledge of the localities that she
has frequently had the pleasure of cor
rectinsr friends who were in personal II
Forty thousand copies of Samantha
at the Worlds Fair were sold during
the exposition
Josiah Allens Wife is extremely
musical She was a music teacher in
her girlhood and has written musical
composition Her essentially poetic
rw 4
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rY t a
temperament finds expression in the
oran A piano and an extensive col
lection of musical cylinders recording
some of the most famous voices and in
strumenstalisiis which musical machines
reproduce enables her to give diversifie
reproduce enables her to give diversi
fied musical entertainments to the in
teresting guests always found at Bon
nieview Thither come annually Bishop
I and Mrs Newman and Miss Clara Bar
Miss Holly spends a part of her win
ters at New York She dresses well
lives in supreme comfort and cultivates
the best of everything Despite the suc
cess that has so royally crowned her
pen labors however she has like
George Eliot Raphael and scores of
other immortals a grieyance The great
public tine has helped to drive dull care
away by her laughprovoking wit and
I wGatt Irn refuses to turn from her dia
lect to her poems
Only choice spirits take her seriously
as a root
I have read thy poems with great
rnu racttm wrote the gentle < Whittier
Thy poem The Deacons Daughter I
read with moist eyes Its perfect and
it does not by any means stand alone
In the voitrmeLIFA I
Fruit and the Complexion
Each year people grow to appreciate I
more fully the value of fruit and eat
it not as a luxury but as a staple ar
ticle of food Fruits are nourishing
refreshing appetizing and purifying
and consequently have effect upon the
health and the complexion Yet there
are differences Grapes and apples are
highly nutrltous Grapes usually agree
with the most delicate persons for they
are so easily digested Nothing Is eas
ier to digest than a baked apple taken
with or without cream Oranges lem I
ons and limes are of great value as a
means of improving the complexion
and they are especially good If taken
before breakfast Ripe peaches are easy
of digestion and are fattening < < > th
ing is better to enrich the blood than
strawberries which contain a larger
percentage of iron than any other fruit
Fruit with firm flesh like apples cher
ries or plums should be thoroughly
masticate otherwise they are difficult
to digest The skin of raw fruit should
never be eaten and before eating
grapes or any small fruit care should
be taken to remove all impurities by I
washing Never swallow grape stones
Stale fruit and unripe fruit should not
be taken without farnaceous foods un j
less the person has vigorous digestion
To see a shooting star means all sorts
of good luck
If one finds a piece of jewelry it por
tends the bestowal of wealth
It is lucky to put pn a stocking wrong
side out or to Jut on the left shoe i
A Kcen Observer
Cleveland Plain Dealer A medical
journal says there are from 10000 to
SOOOO terms in an ordinary oyster
Singular Thats from 40000 to SOOOO
I more than there are in a church fair I
oyster stew I I
Vogels Famous Costumer of Holland writes on Wraps and Color Combinations
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The Hague June 2iThe Grand
Prix races of Paris have set the
standard for fashions all over the Eu
ropean continent and our model today
which we call Toilette de Courses
but which is equally suitable for
promenade or traveling wear is nat
urally influenced by these recent Paris
Our model is made of cachemere
veloute a textile resembling Henriet
ta cloth but having a velvety finish
The color is bleulavende a new blue
lavender which looks particularly well
in soft materials like cachemere The
only decoration on the plain narrow
skirt consists of many rows of machine
stitching The loose graceful blouse
jacket with serpentine basque Is also
of blue lavender cachemere and Is
trimmed with machine stitching like
the skirt The narrow reveres expose
the blouse of lavender blue crepe de
chine with silk embroiderd polka dots
The jacket has no sleeves but only
a narrow macjilnestltched cap which
covers the shoulders of the full blouse
sleeve of crepe de chine A very styl
ish effect and color combination Is at
tained by the large cravat and folded
belt of cerIse velvet The parasol Is
of white and black striped silk and the
hat Is the new Imperatrice Eugenie
shape of Panama straw and f rimmed
with n vrn tH nf varicolored roses and
foliage For traveling purposes a
handsome shirt waist and toque could
be substituted for the delicate blouse
and large hat
Another handsome costume useful for
this season of driving coaching and
traveling Is of tancolored drap dete
lined with cerise satin and shows the I
plain skirt decorated with rows of ma
chine stitching The blouse jacket Is I
In tailormade style with a full basque
the folds of which expose the cerise I
satin lining A wide white leather belt I
encloses the fullness of the bodice at
the waist and passes in front under a
large doublebreasted plastron affect
ing a military style and decorated
with ten large cloth buttons The
sleeve is a leg o mutton with cuff
lined with cerise satin and the high
flaring collai also shows the bright
lining The small toque accompanying
this gown is trimmed with cherries and
cerise satin ribbon
These jackets bodices are now shown
on almost all new outdoor costumes
and their construction and fit is now
the study of every fashionable dress
maker They are all made to pouch
over the waistband or girdle whether
this girdle be carried almost to the
I armpits or be merely the narrowest of
belts It is a style almost universally i
becoming as it gives width to the too j I
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slender I figure while the droop of the
material in front gives the effect of a
point and adds length to a short waist
To narrow figures the full double frill I
carried down the front narrowing as
It nears the waist or as some frills
do terminating midway is exceeding
ly becoming White mousseline sprigged
or dotted is extensively made up over
white or colored silk and the fashion
of fastening the bodice diagonally from
the left shoulder to the right side of
I the waist is universally admired and
followed this season
I Never was the arm more becomingly
and comfortably dressed than now and
never was fashion more moderate In
her dictations No more baggy sleeves
which hang in spite of the wearer
into butter plate and soup tureen and
rot fnu eIf daS I
flop in a breeze like aS sail around the
wearers arm The full arm is now at
tired as smoothly as comfort will per
I mit and where nature has not been
lavish in distributing fleshy tissue the
defects are covered by crinkled and
slightly fulled goods The decorations
at the top vary constantly with the
I fancy of the dressmaker who endeav
ors ever to excel herself in Inventing
becoming decorations for the shoulder
I and upper arm There are sleeves for I
every sort of fabric for every age and
size and for day and evening wear
This spring has been so cool that
wraps are still in demand with toil I
ettes which do not affect the jacket
bodice The cape Is fast sinking into
oblivion having the fashionable collet
as a substitute One very novel crea
tion is composed of puttycolored cloth I
and black and silk gauze The cloth
Is used for the large round fichucollar
I which in front falls in draped ends and
has at the back a point which extends
to the waist line From under this
collar adorned with strips of black
passementerie running diagonally
across comes pleated black silk gauze
falling in shawl shape in the back and
continuing in front to the extremity of
the cloth points so that the gauze
reaches nearly to the knees A full
vest of creamcolored gauze over satin
of the same shade fills out the opening
between the points in front and a full
ruche of the same creamcolored gauze
encircles the neck This model makes
up equally well in other materials as
black silk for older matrons or white
silk covered with black passementerie
and black gauze flounces of red silk
equally combined
Flounces are very fashionable A
favorite design for the washable sum
mer dress shows a skirt as consisting
of three full flounces to simulate three I
skirts one above the other each flounce
edged with lace or embroidery or in
sertion or hemstitching Even woolen
goods Is made Into flounces Barege
is a material which looks particularly
well flounced A figured green barege
dress has nine gathered flounces edged
with a narrow frill of silk to match
They are sewed on in a slight curve In
front and cover the skirt to within a
few inches of the top Flounces may
be wide or narrow set closely together
or with a division between and they
may cover the + hole of the skirt or
merely a portion of It For the border
Ing ribbon lace and narrow fringes
are all equally favored
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Over 100 Chapters Are in Existence
Today With an Active Member
ship of 10000 Young Women
When some 30 years ago woman was
first allowed the privileges pf higher
education she started out boldly to
form a Greek letter secret society The
first organization of this nature was
the L 0 Sorosls established at Mon
mouth college in Ohio in 1S67 But as
this was only a local college society for
several years before it changed its
name to PI Beta Phi Kappa Alpha
Theta claims the distinction of being
the oldest womans fraternity It was
formed in the spring of 1S70 at Depauw
university Indiana by and for women
with a national charter and in the fall
of the same year Kappa Kappa Gamma
was organized at Monmouth This is
the largest and most prominent of all
the feminine fraternities numbering 26
active chapters in various colleges be
sides several alumnae associations I
Next in prominence are Kappa Alpha
Theta Pi Beta Phi Delta Gamma and
Alpha Others are Gamma Phi Beta
and Epsilon Kappa Pi while Delta
Delta Delta established in 1SS9 at Bos
ton is the youngest of the sisterhood
These fraternities for the gentler sex
are found in coeducational institutions
only as the charters of the womens
colleges forbid them They are organi
zations similar to those found among
students at mens colleges but they
have no connection with the sterner
The oflicers and government differ in
each fraternity but most of them are
governed by a grand council of officers
who are either the usual ones presi
dent secretary treasurer etcor the
heads of divisions of the fraternities
called districts or provinces and with
the aid of annual or biennial conven
tions govern the fraternity
The best of these societies form
branches or chapters in coeducation
colleges and universities of good stand
Ing only There are now over 100
chapters and a membership of some 10
000 vounsr women
Many of the fraternities publish mag
azines and all have their colors badge
lower song secrets grip password
and other characteristic features The
Kappa Alpha Thetas journal edited by
the Iota chapter Is called the Kappa
Alpha Theta The societys colors are
black and gold the flower Is the black
and gold pansy the badge is something
of a kiteshaped ornament of gold and
enamel its secrets grip and password
are a deepdyed mystery to the uniniti
ated The Key is Kappa Kappa Gam
mas publication this fraternity being
the first to bring out a magazine This
latter is in charge of the Psi chapter at
Cornell university Kappa Kappa Gam
mas colors are dark and light blue the
fraternity stone is sapphire the flower
fleur de Us while Its insignia or pin Is
a pretty little key of quaint design Pi
Beta Phi publishes the Arrow at Ann
Arbor Mich its badge is a dainty arrow
row with a chain and long mystic pin I
attached its colors are wine and silver
blue its flower the carnation I
The frat life as it is termed in
college vernacular is the social cream
of the college and the student who is
without the charmed circle is some
what looked down upon and certainly
misses much pleasure in her college I
career At the opening of the college
year when the new girls begin to put I
In an appearance the fraternity girls I
spot any newcomer that may hap t
pen to strike their fancy She is
brought up before the fraternity as a I
body and voted upon If she receives I
one black ball she is forever excluded
but if she finds favor she is admitted I
with flourish of trumpets and hence I
forth is somebody in particular upon
the college horizon These secret coteries
eries do much toward forming and
strengthening friendships and in
bringing the girls in croser toucifl with
the college life The fair young mem
bers have very jolly times among them
selves and do a goodly amount of mer I
rymaking Each fraternity meets once
a week usually In the evening and
after the business is transacted the
girls have dances games plays and
other varieties of amusement No out
sider Is admitted but once during each
term an open meeting is given to the
gentlemen frats in the evening and
I an afternoon reunion to the ladies of
I the college
The secrets are not the dark and
gruesome things that are conceived in
the minds of the outsider but are real j
ly mild and scholarly and often an i
incentive to unselfish and noble actions <
and ambitions No one knows how the i
novice Is initiated not she herself un j tI I
til she joins that Is a frat secret j I
To quote a frat article The basis
of fraternities if made of principles I I
which teaCh right living and right
thinking The initiate must dwell upon
these until they become a fact of her
life and are reflected In her conduce
This is the deeper significance of the
fraternity The initiation is a beau
tiful ceremony and the vows taken are
in accord with the principles of truth
Some of the Greek letter societies
have built chapter houses where they j
hold their meetings and which serve I
as clubs or resting places for the mom 1
I bers both the college student and the
college graduate These houses are
pretty and are arranged with artistic
j furnishings books and pictures and
many picturesque and domestic touches
which Indicate the care of feminine
I It has been said In praise of these
womens fraternities that During the
SO years of their history not the faint
est breath of scandal has ever tarn
ished the fair fame of a single chap
ter And the benefit and enjoyment
continually derived from belonging to
these associations Is almost Inestima
Of late renewed interest has sprung
up among these secret societies and
the young feminine coeds are flock
Ing to their standards and are intro
ducing many new and progressive fea
I tures into the mystic rites and ceremo
A Young Kansas Woman Who Trav
els Through the State Tuning
Pianos and Earning a Good Liv
ing Thereby
From the fact that the feminine tem
perament is essentially artistic and
that women as a rule have a fine per
ception of tune there is no good reason
why they should not equal or even ex
cel the men as piano tuners
It is said that women make good phy
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sicians and it has been proven that
they are capable of attaining as high a
degree of proficiency in this profession
as the men Being endowed with fine
sensibilities they are especially quali
i fied by nature to administer to the
needs and comforts of the sick
A piano tuner is in many senses of
the word a physician physician to the
poor halfhuman and frequently ill pi
ano And to this particular branch of
I the profession if I may be permitted
I to put it thus women seem particu
larly adapted It is distinctly a new
field ftjr them And yet there is much
i to consider in taking It up as a life
j Miss Nellie Jay Hatch was born near
i Mariposa Cala but Is really of New
England parentage Her present home
lie at Seneca Kan In 1887 she entered
the New England conservatory of mu
sicat Boston wher she graduated two
years later under Professor Frank W
Hale and received a diploma in piano
To obtain this one net only has to
study harmony theory vocal and In
strumental music but become so thor
oughly familiar with the construction
of the action as to be able to adjust
regulate or even make any of the va
rious parts if necessary So one must
necessarily be considerable of a me
The first of the rudimentary work ot
a student taking up piano tuning is to
study pitchto learn to discern the
right and wrong tones They are usu
ally kept at this for six months
Next comes the distribution of inter
vals learning the difference in pitch
between two tones the student being
furnished an old Instrument upon
whKh to practice The only true way
to tune is to give a certain number of
beats to each interval and the only
pure intervals are the octaves and uni
sons Then repairing restringing reg
ulating etc
While to master the art of piano tun
ing for it is more of an art than a
profession one must have the inborn
talent and a true and sensitive ear
capable of appreciating the nicest dif
ference of pitch and tone color these
would beof little avail without the
requisite mus cal talent together with
adequate physical endowments
The needed physical qualities are per
fect health strength and endurance
conditions imparted by a gool constitu
tion They are necessary for the long
hours of standing at the block are both
an intense physical and Intellectual
JEss Hatch possesses all of the above
and has in addition the requisite sensi
bility of the highest artistic tempera
Since her graduation in 1SS9 she has
been actively at work in Kansas trav
eling over the state much after the
fashion of commercial travellers but
resents being classified as one of them
except by her mother who calls her
Our Traveling Man
Miss Hatch has a charmingly impres
sive personality and there is much
about her that is individual and dis
tinctive She is tall with a very erect
carriage black hair brown eyes and a
beautiful complexion She is of an ex
traordinary happy naturefull of the
laughter that reminds one of the con
stantly bubblingover spring and has
a mobility of feature which contributes
incalculably to her Irresistible charm
as a conversationalist
A Womans Life Barely Saved by a Critical OperationHer Health
There was a hurry call for the ambulance of the City Hospital In the
course flf an hour a very sick young woman was brought in on a
stretcher She was pale i as death and evidently sufferlngkcen agony
There was a hasty exam J ination and a consultation In less than a
9 quarter of an hour the poor crea
ture was on the operating table to
i IfJ s undergo the operation called
JIfJ I ovariotomy
l J I There was no time for the usual
< < r preparation Her left ovary was on
f the point of bursting when it was re
ft moved it literally disintegrated If it
j 7 had burst before removal she
1 tr would have died almost in
stantly That young woman
had had warnings enough in the terrible pains T
the burning sensation the swelling low down
on her left side Kb one advised her so she
suffered tortures and nearly lost her life I
wish I had met her months before so I could
have told her of the virtues of Lydia E
Pinkhams Vegetable Compound As it
is now she is a wreck of a woman
Oh my sisters if you will not tell a
doctor your troubles do tell them to a woman who
stands ever ready to relieve you Write to Mrs
Pinkham at Lynn Mass confide freely to her all
your troubles and she will advise you free of
barge and if you have any of the above symp
toms take the advice of Miss Agnes Tracy who
speaks from experience and says
For three years I had suffered with inflamma
tion of the left ovary which caused dreadful pains
I was so badly affected that I had to sleep with
pillows under my side and then the pain was so
great it was impossible to rest
Every month I was in bed for two or three days
I took seven bottles of Lydia E Pinkhams Vege
table Compound and am entirely cured think
there is no medicine to be compared with the Com
pound for female diseases Every wqman who suffers from any form of female
weakness should try it at onceto Miss AmES TRACT Box 432 Valley City N D
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