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The New Divorce Centre
Jt/DGE O/fD, WHO DECIDES HALE OE THE Qf VQHCE PutTS ENO, Nev.—The popula tion and social life of Ke no, Nev., are undergoing a great change. Where a year or so ago the opti mistic mining promoter, in his corduroy or khaki and his high russet shoes, was wont to disport him self. to-day may be seen men of the east flushing by In high powered auto mobiles. Where Washoe R_ squaws would a year ago sit and play cards at the corners of the public squnres may be seen to-day handsome women In Paris gowns sauntering in >h>‘ afternoon sun. On the veranda •jf the leading hotel where a year ago were the silence and desolation that th“ panic of 1907 produced. Idly sit and fight with ennui groups of men and women, who look forward, in mental vision, to the time when they will be able to forsake this frontier (Mist of civilization and whirl an eager flight back to their homes in the east. Hut they are looking for divorces at present, and so they must stay here for at least six months from date of arrival to satisfy the requirements of the Nevada divorce laws with regard P/HO\/EAD/hG h HESJAUAAHT-A tj PEHEfzroiv roA P Ds ro*cf to residence. For Keno has succeeded to the eminence formerly occupied by Sioux Falls as the divorce center of America Some farsighted lawyer got Into the Nevada (••glslature several years ago. and when he got out again there was a divorce law among the statutes of Nevada that for length, breadth, height, elasticity, and all other qualities that commend themselves to the seeker after •usy matrimonial freedom, could not be surpassed any where in the union. It was equaled by the South Dakota law. though, and so Nevada and the Nevada lawyer se cured no results from it for the time being. But everything comes to him that waits, and when the people of South Dakota arose in their wrath last November and, by a referendum vote, declared that any one who desired to get a di vorce In South Dakota would have to live there a year instead of six months, as had been the re quirement previously, the seeker of relief from present matrimonial ties began to take the long journey westward to Nevada, where It takes but a six months’ residence to be in a position to go before the courts of the state as plaintiff In a divorce suit. W. 11. Schnltzer, a Keno divorce specialist, has written a treatise on divorce practice and pro cedure, In which he throws an illuminating ray on the wherefore of the popularity of Keno us a divorce center. He says: “While the laws of the eastern and middle western states generally contain some provision for the dissolution of the marriage tie, it is ob vious to the reader that In cases where extreme cruelty, desertion, and failure to provide form the basis of the'grievance, the law in such states of fers no substantial relief to the aggrieved party, because the requirements of proof, duration of offense, corroboration of plaintiff and procedure under court rules are so exacting and Irksome rhat the desired relief sought by the applicant Is rendered Impossible of attainment. Summing up the situation as It exists in the eastern states respecting the domestic relation law. the client when consulting local counsel is almost Invari ably advised that upon the facts submitted he or she is without remedy. Here In Nevada the ap plicant, without deception or fraud, upon almost any chutge from which lack of harmonious relations may be reasonably Inferred, may apply to our courts and secure prompt results by de cree of absolute divorce, valid and binding In law.” While there are about 51 rases now on the docket ol the district court, there are In Keno today over 350 individuals establishing a resi dence for divorce purposes, a majority of whom are women. The charms of Nevada as a divorce center have only just begun to percolate into the con sciousness of the outside world. Keno has no objection to the present status of affairs. It is estimated that the revenue of the town from the divorce colony at present Is close trt $1,000,000 n year, and that it will rapidly in crease from this on. To a community of but 18,- 000 population this Is no small consideration. Why Keno is preferred to any other communi ty In the state as a (dace of residence by those seeking divorces Is because of the manifold ad- Best Known of All Coins United States Cent Well Described as the Universal Money of the People. The universal money of the people in this country is the cent. The child docs his earliest business thinking in terms of events. The hobo holds up the passerby with the request for a few cents to relieve the pangs of hunger. It is the unit of coinage. On the other side of the continent the ‘TdenopYevijjmL Inherits themUJ \ SiotpcJalis |lw \ Industry' Wn vantages of the town over any other in the state. Nevada is primarily a mining state, and nature usually hides her precious metals m ulmcult places. Reno is not a mining camp, and is not only centrally situated from a railroad point of view, but has scenic attractions rarely to be found In any American community. It Is located In the heart of a rich agricultural region, and through the center of the town runs a beautiful mountain stream, the Truckee river. Surrounding the town, at a brief distance, are snow-capped mountains, and the winds coming from over their summits keep the air cool on sum mer nights. It is never very warm in Reno. On the other hand, the win ters are comparatively mild. An altitude of 4,500 feet makes the atmosphere somewhat trying on nerves that are not robust to begin with, but nervous affections are the only complaints to which the climate is unfavorable. For the cure of other ailments hot mineral w’ater springs abound In the vicinity of R£no. Twelve miles away are the famous Steamboat Springs which Comstock millionaires were wont to patronize 40 years ago. Three miles from Keno is Moana Springs. Five miles from Keno. to the west, is another famous medicinal resort, Laughton's Springs, the road to which runs along the Truckee river, making a beautiful driving boulevard. Half way to on this road is a magnificent edifice coine back for several days. It might be men tioned in this connection that the divorce colony has brought to Reno over 100 motor cars. The leading hotels are always crowded, and the rents for cottages have appreciated, on the average, to the extent of 50 per cent, in the last six months. In some Instances the Increase has been much greater. One cottage that rented for SOO a month In January last, now returns Its own er a rental of SIOO a month. Perhaps the one thing that endears Keno to Iho visiting divorcee more than anything else Is its proximity to San Francisco. One may board a train In Keno and be In the Pacific coast metrop olis in ten hours. Despite Its manifold attrac tions, life in Keno is likely to wear irksome upon those who have been used to existence in larger centers, and the visitors, to a great extent, soon er or later during their stay, take a trip or half a dozen trips, over the Sierras to the city by the Golden Gate. Such visits, while affording relief from the monotony ol life In Keno. do not Impair the resi dence qualifications necessary to the obtaining of u divorce. To again quote the Nevada divorce authority nlrendy mentioned: ’Tndor the provisions of Section 22 of the Marriage and Divorce act, the plaintiff must re side In the state for a period of at least six months. This Is not construed to mean that In order to fully comply with the statute the party must remain here continuously for said period. So. if a party comes to Nevada, and. In good faith, takes up a residence, the party may leave the state at any time after establishing residence, may go and travel when and wherever the party chooses, and may return to the state whenever in clination prompts, and yet such temporary ab sence would not In any wise affect the legality of the residence established, but the party would be entitled under the law to bring suit any time after the lapse of six mouths from the date resi dence was originally established, notwithstanding the party's absence from the state during said period.” Biased somewhat by the financial seductions of the situation, and yet to learn the lesson that such a state of affairs can only result In the mor al degradation of the youth of the community—a lesson which caused South Dakota to reform her divorce laws —Keno appears to be perfectly con tented with things as they are. Hut Keno Is busily engaged in cleaning house, and It Is felt by the most reflective observers that the divorce laws of Nevada ns now written will be a thing of the past In the near future. Not in contempt for It is rapidly being over come' and the mints have to take a constantly Increasing demand for it into their reckonings. The appearance of the new Lincoln cent is one of the most Interesting additions to this coin- ( age that has been produced. For prac- [ tically the first time it substitutes the ! real for the ideal, or, rnther. the fan- j ciful; but It Is evidently regarded ns something of an experiment, since the . proposed 150,000 will not go far dtehrllstimated Hevenuc ( By Herbert F. Jackson COURT MOUSE AT REMO known as "Rick's,” which is the local "Monte Carlo." Rick's has all the conveni ences tor those who desire to make a stay, and frequently parties who go there to spend a few hours forget to PeS/O’S AfA/r/ Ai/J/HESS <st/P££T I toward supplying current needs. Perhaps no other monetary denomi nation has undergone so many changes of design. Since the republic was born there have been almost annual changes In the character of the cent. Most of these have been trivial, though some have been radical. The J cent of 1792 bore a bust of Liberty, j with flowing hnir and the legend, . j “Liberty. Parent of Science and Indus i try.” The next year what was known ns the "chain cent” was produced, • | showing on the reverse a chain with I Judge P/he, who Decides //ale OE THE P/VOHCE Jo/rj the very near luture —for the next legislature does not meet until Janu ary of 1911. There are others who point to the experience of South Da kota, which *>o vmro *•- •»- evils of lax divorce laws before a re peal was secuieu, u... . P’oralpts o' h '■ -> ip Btuhho.n task before them. But Ne vauu is cieuitiiig uou&e. ,u lue ia»i session of the legislature, after gam ing being permitted for 40 years with cognizance of law, a bill abolishing gambling was passed- the act to take effect in November of 1910—and It is believed that If that could be done, the slack divorce laws can be more easily repealed. In the meantime the hotel men and cottage renters of Reno and the di vorce lawyers will continue to flour ish. Parisian toilettes and 60 horse power automobiles will flash and dart through the quiet thoroughfares at all sorts of hours. Men and women will continue to become “citizens’’ of Ne vada on a six-months’ residence—and leave the state forever the day after securing their divorce decrees. Frolics of a Real Queen Thnt queens are very human be ings after all is evideneed by their delight in the outdoor pleasures which even their humblest subjects may enjoy. The royal lady of a European court no longer sits in regal splendor in her palace, sur rounded by ladles in waiting ready to minister to her most languid wish, but you may meet her motoring in the country or riding horseback In the park. It is an excellent example they are setting for their countrywomen In this respect. Queen Alexandra Is a devotee of outdoor life. In deed, she attributes keeping young and enjoy- nil parts of her farm at least once a day. This is more of a pleasure than a task, because she usu ally amuses herself on the way by taking snap shots with her camera or playing with one or more dogs. Fond though the queen is of outdoor life, she avoids hard exercise. Yachting and driv ing phe enjoys, but she never has played golf or put a ball over a tennis net. Persistent autotnobiling. she believes, offers the quickest means known for getting rid of a nice complexion and gaining 10,000 wrinkles. Queen Alexandra believes so much in fresh air and exercise out of doors that she has sometimes slept in a tent she had put up for her at San dringham. Once, asked how she managed to keep young, she said: "Fresh air and exercise are the best elixirs of youth.” Queen Alexandra's particular h«.’iby is photog rnphy and that takes her out of doors a great deal. She is said now to possess albums contain ing over 10.000 photographs, all taken by her own hands, representing royal and important person ages. places and festivals in all parts of Europe. For a period of 16 years now the queen has been a devotee of the camera. She possesses five cam eras. Wherever the queen goes—be it a cruise in the royal yacht, to her home In Denmark, or a ride across country in the Highlands—she is never without her camera. That she uses it well is evi dent when It Is stated that during one of her Med iterranean cruises she secured 1.400 photographs in six weeks. Then It is very seldom, too. that the queen throws out a picture or destroys a neg ative because the subject Is not up to the mark In her way of going to work she Is most method ical. Her photographs fill many albums and un der each photograph her majesty has written a description of the picture and the date when taken. They include a great variety of subjects, from the king’s stud horses taken in the old days at the annual sale at Wolferton to portraits of her grandchildren on the lawn at Sandringham and the ruins of the Parthenon. The photographs of her grandchildren till three albums alone and now amount to several thousand. They depict them at their games, romping with each other, and one. that made the king roar with laughter when he saw it, has caught two of the younger sons of the Princess of Wales, each endeavoring to exert his right to a certain toy by the free use of his fists. What she regards as one of her best photo graphs of the king is thnt which depicts him talk-. Ing to Lord Suffield Hi the grounds of Marlborough house. 15 links. There were many imperfeot dies in those days, but the imperfec tions have not Infrequently made them precious to coin collectors. A genuine 1799 cent has been among the pieces most prized by the numisma tist, since they early became very scarce. This was said to be due to the enterprise of a Salem firm that secured several hundred thousand of them and sent them to the coast of Africa, where, punched with holes, they were hung as ornaments on the necks of the natives For the Hostess Chat on Topics of Many i&lods. by a Rec-Bn'Tei Au'hori-v A week from to-morrow is Labor day with a capital *'L," said a bright young teacher, as she thought of re turning to the schoolroom. "Learn to ..ibor and to wait," may have done in the time when it was written, but ‘Learn to Labor, not to wait,” is more applicable to this day and generation, for he who waits is hopelessly lost in the shuffle. But for the party of which I want to tell it struck me as a very good thing. The hostess is a young matron, who is long in tl>e knowledge of the so called fine arts, but she is wofully lacking in the knowledge of what 1 call the "finer art” —viz., domestic science. Hiving been recently mar ried and being desirous of doing for "Jack" Just as "mother used to,” only with modern approved methods, she has asked six older housekeepers to come to luncheon on Labor day, and *he invitations stipulate that each one must be prepared to tell and, per haps, illustrate, some practical way of performing some household duty. The hostess is going to provide cun ning little notebooks and pencils in which will be written these discover ies. The table favors aro all to be symbols o* labor In miniature—tiny brooms, dustpans, tubs, etc. —and the favors are to be the cutest of sweep ing caps and the most approved mod els of aprons, under which “little wife” may safely wear a much-be frilled fr<*ck with perfect safety. The menu is to be made up from the reci pe book prepared by "special friends,” so the hostess confided to me she felt sure of results and would not have to try them on “Jack” first. (I wonder If he realizes his fortunate escape?) 1 hinted broadly to be bidden to the feast, but the hostess with charming candor replied: “No. Mme. Curtsey, this is to be really and truly a plain affair, without any furbelows, and cannot be classed in your ‘Novel En tertainment.’ It’s too serious.” Never theless, I am hoping the readers will appreciate the novelty of the idea, for ing good health to this fart. When a young girl she was fond of swimming, rowing and driv ing. and even now she never permits a day to go by without taking some exercise. If the weather is too bad for walking she passes several hours at billiards. She Is wonder fully skilled with the cue and is proud of her game. Hut in nice weath er her favorite ex ercise is walking. At Sa n d rln g ham she visits The first illustration shows a simple style well suited to Jap silk. Three tucks are made at each side of back and front; the outer one is taken to waist, the others join yoke and are stitched a few inches down; the plastron and yoke, which are cut in one, are of piece lace, with trimmings of cords and but tons. The sleeves are three-quarter length, and are tucked to match. Materials required: 2*4 yards silk 36 inches wide, % yard lace, 1 dozen buttons. 1 yard cord. The second is an exceedingly pretty Idea, and is carried out in pale green spotted nlnon and piece lace. The ninnn is finely tucked for the yoke, and Is gauged op the outside of sleeve. Green silk to match is used to bind the of the over-bodice, which is entirely of piece-lace. Materials required: 2% yards ninon 30 inches wide, *6 yard green silk, 2V4 yards lace 18 inches wide. The next design Is also quite pretty, and is made up in mauve mercerized lawn. Three tucks are made on each shoulder, and two each side of cente*. front and back. The yoke, which is of fine muslin embroidery, continues to waist in front, and a little way down at back; straps of embroidery edged wltk material are taken over the shoulders, and mauve silk ornments are sewn Jr the rounded ends. The sleeves are trimmed by groups of tucks and set to a band of embroidery just below elbow. Materials required: 2 yards lawn 36 inches wide, 4 ornaments, I*6 yard muslin embroidery 18 inches wide. In piece lace or cambric embroidery, the bolero would be both smart and useful; the edges are bound with the same material as dress Is made of. Materials required: 2 yards lace 18 inches wide. The last is a simple pinafore bodice that is made up In nymph green linen to match the skirt; embroidered galloon forms the trimming round opening at neck and arm-holes; the tab of embroidery which comes in center of front is trimmed with three silk tassels. Materials required: * yard linen 36 inches wide, 2% yards embroidery, 3 tassels. A hostess with a large lawn de mised this original and pretty shower for a summer bride-elect. She had the lawn gayly decorated with lan terns and rugs spread in cozy spots surrounded by shrubbery with camp chairs and little tables where tea was served. The guests were asked to bring ar ticles for a “miscellaneous” shower. After they arrived there was a short musical program of love songs. The packages were tied to a beautiful evergreen, a real little Christmas tree. It certainly was a loaded tree, for the hostess had added a lot of tin things like cooky cutters, graters, etc.. that sparkled in a most bewitching manner. Each parcel was accompanied by n rhyme or sentiment, which was read aloud. The bride-elect was handed a pair of scissors and clipped the rib bons, opening each parcel as she took it down. This with serving of refresh ments furnished entertainment for time specified on the invitations, from “three to five." Every one was de lighted with the novelty and pro I think it is going to be a mighty good luncheon. For Pre-Nuptial Luncheons. The slipper, bell, rose, heart, true lovers' knot and circle (ring) are all appropriate symbols for place cards at a bride-elect’s luncheon or dinner party. They may be easily made at home. First cut the design out of paper until it is satisfactory, then use as a pattern on heavy dull paper or cardboard that comes for Just such purposes. A very slight knowledge of water colors will serve to decorate them with orange blossoms, forget-me-nots, beads of pretty girls with coronets of tiny roses and the bride with a filmy veil. Entire figure place cards are ef fective with a standard to hold them upright at each plate. At one dinner for a bridal party the place cards were little photographs of the bride and groom in frames of gilt with mats made from the bridal gown. A coterie of college girls had these unique souvenirs, which also served as place cards. Books were made of white satin, with the words "Our Wed ding Cards" done In gold. They were to preserve the wedding cards of the girls as they came out, and there were spaces for newspaper clippings de scriptive of the event; also places for a few written notes. I think photographs of the bride and groom should be added to make this record complete. The name of each girl was done in gold on the outside ccver, and thus It made the place card. MADAME MERRI. It is now the fashion to wear a black belt, a small black satin cravat, and a black hat with a light-colored wash frock. It Is also considered fashionable to wear these accessories with a white duck skirt and batiste blouse. Five Suggestions nounced the afTair a cha?mi%g suc cess A Tree Shower. Among the smart gowns made up for summer are those of heavy Rus sian net over pale green messaline. Shrimp pink is also used as a lining for this net. Sometimes the color scheme is further carried out by a sleeveless coat of the same satin. Elaborate gowns, where there is no question of money, have a drop lin ing of silver net. The silver is car ried out in hat. A popular combination much served instead of iced tea at five o'clock is grape juice and ginger ale mixed. Use about a third of the latter. If white grape Juice instead of purple Is chosen the drink Is better yet. Serve with glasses half filled with cracked ice. The flat casque coiffure Is becoming more general and is very noticeable, “or a small, tightly dressed head among so many that are generously aided by extraordinary curls and braids stands out with distinction. The Touch of Black. Russian Net Frocks. At the Five O’clock Tea. Merely an Opinion. We think—although we do not set up to be expert in such matters we think that the new styles in women’s hats bear a closer resemblance to diri gible balloons than they do to aero planes.—Los Angeles Times. The Avordupois Complication. A Michigan Judge has ruled that a man may spank his wife when it is necessary. Did his honor take into consideration 115-pound men who have 215-pound wives? —Los Angeles rimes. Evading the Issue. Mrs. Lushington —And there you were, at 3 o’clock in the morning hugging that cigar-store Indian. 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