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THE BURLINGTON FREE PRESS: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1892.
WOMAN AND HOME.
WOMEN OF FRANCE AND THEiR
WORKS AND PROGRESS.
tTVtonmUa Draisstln Trklul.g The lVom
uu Ton Con Y) ost ilopli',ii 'n i,;ui.T
tujrj 'jvwralt.l Il-Hiit I '.tiy Tinn
Ago tlx Dull- Kduud.
tn itndTlMfj tl.i 'if the lav gFC.'t
Kronen An4horitie on iduculion for w.n
en, oils tmpruMfd wllh tho ilomvnaut
urpoo of tlio whole Krnch rrliumc of
'duration tus n prsparatlo'i for practical
Hi. Th important, feature of th'su XVcnclt
fcirl' fominon school treinlng Is pvep.ua
tlo.i w awnngins her private) .."counts in
n bcFliirwiiVn way, those of her hoiuehold
vrli'a ho marries, unci those of her htts
to'i oii"UiBM ns well. Men in l-'runca 1,0
In itii1 hli Hi-t; women for art applied to
l:i-iury. Ttu vlfo of the artist takes
upon hen tl the whole. iioiiiierc.inl,voi'lc of
tli rtsolatl'4, drawing buyers to tlio
tttitik, oa'liug on Iniii'.fiitial joiirnnl lsl,
making out ths bills, and thin relieving
her partner from tho prose of life. Minn.
(Joqtielln invests ull the monoy made lay
kho famous actor, who wills hi-rhU chan
cellor of tht! xchiqu...-.
Tlio Inst great step in woman') educa
tion in ! Mtiei: ihe opening of girls' rol-le-M
by tho r-ipublx was made becRiis-e I
tt bad been deinoaL'trcteil that women
sould live to goad advantage higher in
strnctiou thai, she wis lerelving, and nut
it ml frcui a iji nerons do-ire to give her n j
laraor intellect i-.nl life. In tho co'irne laid j
out in the" college-, by tlio state there is :
work leriuiied during tin' List ynr on com
mon lawns iclutcd to the ullair.s of worn-
en. There is uloobllgufu''y instruction iu i
domestic matter.-, itu'ltnling household
bookkeeping, !es-ons on purc'luising, on
Useless and useful ei.p"iiditures and tho i
l.ko. Tlio good r.--ii.tv vf t his system ira
howii in the Kn nehiiun'i reputation of
uiaUim; somci hin.g out of nothing. A j
1'itmIi woman will make .1 charming ;
toilet out or odds and eud that the Amer
ican woman gives her maid. She will
make a cnur.-e dinnc out of material an I
Amenciu would rontider i jsufiirient for I
lunch, but mm. of all h her superior ad-
rantaire shown in her important emu-
aierrial position as a partner in her bus- 1
hand's business or malinger of her inn. In !
the small shops the husband seldom em- I
ploys 11 clerk; in the large ones the wife is 1
ti equal partner, and should the husband j
die she carries on the business successfully I
The fame of tlio Hon March: is due to 1
Mine, lioucicault, who helped found, and 1
nt In r husband's death controlled and en- I
larked the great business, carrying it on I
with such niei and considerate system that
the 'lady of th" Hon Marche"' is looked ,
upon as a patron saint in ninny French
h mseliolds. The Duval restaurants, which
Hie found in all (pinners of I'aris, have
been for many years under the manage
ment of the widow of Duval, senior, who
has inerciued the number of her estalilish-
lue.nts. Mine. .laluzot, wife of M, .laluxot, '
the deputy, made the name for his grand
magazine, I.e Printcmps, through her per-
feet taste in dress textiles and colors. She ,
wis prc tons to her marriage, an actress
In the Friineals.
Mine, de l.rvigne, left a widow with
1111 estate impoverished by her husband's
bad lnuiuigcinc nt, made large fortunes lor ,
her children by her skill and industry. '
Bhe was a lino lady by bitth and educa- '
lion, a writer and an ornament of the most
Splendid court that ever existed. It was j
idle who wrote the dictum to a haughty 1
daughter, "My child, remeniberthat polite- I
ness is the small change of Chri-tiaii char
ity." So important is the place which the
French woman occupies in commerce that
the chamber of deputies and the seuale
have agreed to allow her to assist in elect
ing members to the tiilmnal of commerce.
We are a practical and an educated people
with women whojield the palm to none
for ambition, energy and rlevcincss, hut
the economic idea is tons nut exactly a
well delined one, and the Frencli system of
developing it is certainly worth our con- .
fcideralioii. New York Sun.
Systematic! Uoinesti'j Training.
White we labor over the untrained ma
jority there are hundreds of youiiK ejrls in
nrphaii asylums and other institution.-,
who mmht be petting tlioroiiKii Kround
ini in t h fuinlaine.ntals of domusti : work,
and make, even in t wo year-, a change in
present dnmestii: condition';. If it. eouM
be made th j fad, even for one year, for in
telligent womcr. to jjlvii an hour a week to
this work, we should be astumshe.l at tho
result. To r.iU.i the mo,, independent
kill without a practical knowledge of
lujus-work I" cruel, but. it becomes worse
than cruel lor the dependent class. Ii
canrct be that a larKo per cent, of the
I'irla early caied for by charily are to be
ndoiiediu comfoitablc homes or trained
lor v ell pajintj artistic profession,
Hui. wlio is to give this training? Kvi
den: ly it can not be asked of the lalthful
worktrs who are already ovei hurih ned
vwl'i the problem or teedine;, clothiii? nt.d
slmlterinx the orphan. An hour a week
i's not much for others to Kive, th worlv
would prove fascinating to mum, anil
there ale so many Intelligent women, and
s ) liiiieu time is wasted. Mor"! than tin1,
housework, well done, isa meat preventivs
oi both vi( e au i dieasa. Nino people out
of ten me sk becaus,. the do not eer
1 I'D 1 IioukIi brain a well as body; nil
people who at o vicious are so be nus t hey
have not been kept healthfully and hrp
1 lly busy. Housework, tauvlit in tint
roper way, can be mail'- a lariimtlni oc
mpjtfon. The time has ome lor sjine
jn.in or woman to originate, th fasliiou of
leaving their millions not at the top, but,
at the bottom, to be used in an 0d11-ath.11
t at will set the formation of character
above all oU-. Mis. C. II. Fwru in Uo
The Vojuan Ynu Cmii Trutf.
Tiic.B are in this world all sort of worn
1 11 ch JfiuiUK. pretty, sensible and delight
ful ones, too but of the entire lot down
ltor pick out for our rock uf dependence the
woman tie uuu W ust ? Is tli-re not : worid
pf rtlnince iu the word of one whom wo
know never violates a promisn? Is it no.
I pleasure to confide in one whom wo know
lolds our secret as clo-ely m her own!'
Atul is not the I'.suininco of help from ,1
ilianuttr such as tliii, a standby in all
hours of trouble and diiticulty, for we
know that her promises onc Riven we
have nothing o fvnr?
'I'he woman that her own six trust t i-i
one wnnm her husbind likewise will never
have vecrfiiun to doubt, 'i'lie daUKhtT
who ha, proved worthy cf the courlelen.n
f.f her pwantH will llkevi justify br
lover' especutions when she becomen a
v f--. oluoerity is a nue jewel in thesj
days of hncial deceit and Mtb'(c.rfui!i.
Prorr.iae ra given fur tioeoiiuiroiliytlou,
jieV.r iti'jftUiDg t6 b kept. Thfc pUTe of
siioreoy ti only tht bait to worm nmvtW
t,Mtvt fVfltn hi bo,'jro, Ihen't-o he retailed
bi'j,-. ii.iss tver wia l:ml, Tne oiler -jf help
ir,..ic i t.'e ot ptosocl IV cannot bo in
Nrvetfl ns r.-h'.vn fclfctslty umkes
tliB rtfM saroni;
l.'.fo Ik !ti e.nd hojsw ton nnwt extent.
Thc'rtfum when noe meets a woni-ui ln-
(f)V am! tv" slid idiiuu fovt!t with the un- '
dln;nied lmtvrnf n ptiro while, dlnuiond
Ainnng ft mass o yeiloii- stones that may
tjl'ttcr !.nrhapH as iittinctlvoly, yet wliioii 1
iiAni uo vjiln.j in roi,ipatlon with the bit i
o1' purity when want cjmpels the necessity
of com pit tin y if. New YrK Commetcinl j
At, .MnlninNoa, Josephlno consernled 1
ne room to the memories of happy days ,
passed there by Xapoleou beforo his di
vorce front her. It was a room then used
by him as a study whenever the cares of
war a'.id politics permitted him to seek 11 1
te.npoiary rest iu her society in that I
cha:niln;.; rctieat, and when she. was left 1
there alone to mourn their separation she
would allow nobody to occupy the room
but herself. Iu it lay tho pen Inst used
there by tho emperor, which the Ink had
louts since corroded; on u table lay tho
mail he had last studied; over thero the I
line of march tracUeil out which had
bn? since taught Kurope to feci the
jiovver of his t.ntics; 011 tho wall hung 11
Ulass case iu whicu some of Ills hair was
arriiiiL;ed in ornamental or symbolic lorm.
It wi s so loin? sineo that hair had ki-owii
on hiii head that the sijrht. uf it must have
curii.'d back Josephine's memory to the
time when he, tho widowed 'icomte-v!
de Ileauliarnais, determined on marrying
its owner, tiie Joiiyi; soldier of fortune,
with nothing but "his love and his sword
arid hi.s cloak to oirer her.'1
Such a sanctuary indeed was this cham
ber at Malniaisoti to the o.-einpres.q that,
she would not allow any Hand but her own
to dut, or moii! thu objects iu it which
had been cou-ecrated, as she deemed, by
the torn h of thu husband wlio had iaci . -llced
her to his ambition, ami in sodoiiu;
hail lost his KUidiiii stat, the guardian
angel ot his life. Hullalo Xews.
Uj the way, some of the papers went a
few steps too lar with their admiration of
the almost miraculous beauty of (jueen
Louise of Denmark s three daughters,
"Loveliest of all thu lovely," tobej;iu with.
"Time lias lecoilcd lrom touching thum
witit his inarriaue lingers," and soon, wi'li
plenty 111010 of the same son, Well, Hat
tery of thW strength is a lar remove from
un lionet compliment, and even the
touched up photographic portraits ot the
Princess of Wales, the empress of Kus.-hi
and the Duchev. of 'uniherlaud will scarce
ly support that theory of miraculous love
liness. Our own Alexandria, as nil tbo world
knows, has a beautiful fact! which owes
its c luef charm to a sweet expression; the
(.anna's lai'Lic. lustrous eyes constituto
her one perfection, and both these illus
tiioiis sisters llnd the rest of their won
dioiis youth and attractiveness in the
miyhty art of dress, in the pursuit of
hich they niiisi, spend any amount of
time and attention.
It is their fp-tup which is so marvelous,
and iu thu elevated position it attracts
world wide attention. As for the Duchess
of Cumle-rlaijil. always the least pretty of
the thue, iliuess and unhappiness have
chanced her into a very plain woman,
witli an almost miseiable expression, dif
ierim; j-reatly lrom the bright look she
woie as a yirl. London Society,
I'lft y Veal s Attn.
Half a century hko, if we may credit a
contemporary authority of undoubted
weight, tho cost nine of Km;lish women was,
in tlie matter of convenience, not so much
011 an ciiiality witli as iu advance of that,
of Knullsh men of the same period. It was,
lie did not hesitate to allirm, in as favor
able slate as the most vehement advocates
fur what is called nature and simplicity
could desire. It was one in which they
could dress iuickly, walk nimbly, eat
plentifully, stoop easily, loll gracefully,
and iu short perform all the duties ot lite
without let or hindrance. Thu bead was
left to its natural size, the skin to its na
tive purity, the waist to its proper region,
and the hrc to their real level.
'I'he costume then iu vonuo was in fact,
as he said, calculated to hrn,i out all the
natural beauties of tlia person, and to lvu
each of them tair play. Since that 1 emote
1 and unfortunate, era, however, feminine at
tire Inn been cxpoed to a series of rcvu'
' sions to earlier and less advanced types.
All the novelties which have been intro
duced into it in the jear which havu iu
terventd hnvo been revhnls of obsolete
tashlom, bei;inniii; with the hoop.-, and
liifHi hee';ed shoes of the !cin of Queen
1 Anne, am' ending for tho nouco with the
1 tight bodice and ilillatcd sleeves of the
, leign of Queen Klirabi tb. London World.
Tlio Dally J'.iiunil.
Our lives are necessarily made upof con
stant repetitions, iind jut as the ever
recurring seasons usher iu tha samo yearly
changes nt winter and summer and spring
atul au'uniii, w are obliged, iu household
nutters, to consi.i jr every year the same
questions. Wliat to wear, what to eat.
how to educate our children, to manage
ii.e household and our money affairs, and
toobtainthe best possible result for the
expenditure of our time, and thoughts -these
me thu important cor.sider.it ions
that iinut lie pomlcrud upou over anil over
again by mo.t wives and mother.',. Some.
'times these petty, monotonous cares be
cmne very hind to bear, the brr in seems to
glow dull and the energies hn.',
.Many u clever woman has lelt intellectu
ally sturvcd throi-gli the daily treadmill
of her life, and has ulmort longed at tunes
to lay the burden down lorever. If these
' despondent ones, however, could only have
I fi'il leulizatlon of the greatness of their
calling, they could not help feeling a glory
i iu the service on which so much depend',,
A well known writer hiis eald that the
happiest lamilies in the society abuut us
' me thosi) in which the niinrw. comes near
tit to thu trr.-.ud dc.ei iption of the lioiise
j worker iu the 'Jld Testannnt -whose pri.'e
I r hliove vauiet,. Aev 1 ik Tribune. I
j A Short llituci. inniiii. j
I If husbands weie wiot they would tula !
I 11 quiet and Vf ry short honeymoon, and let
j the longer Join ney comu a few weeks I iU r.
I And they would mairy ea: lirr, insleaii of
I waiting until they lnive foii',i,c tlmr light
I and cau alloid a "itwod uii.ibllshiueiit."
I 1 hey taku a oung wite and set her duivu I
; in 1 lie "spick and span" house, with 11 illi I
! ing to do .ii.d nothing to loot: lorwanl to :
I until chihlr.'i. airne, and tleu vury often
the baby Is Mich .1 . ', 1 in telle! to tint
day's, uioiuiti.iiv that a ousts the father
from the Iilfl idne- ..11. 1 bci nines a t) I'M lit
ill the home, tome of thu nappin.l cou
ples 1 I. mm nrilljni whu n. a 1 1 1 m I in ilm
Itusu ot their early )out 1 on s.y ruod.-sl
income-, aul fought I he hmlttnf
torn tier step by U;i, lea.'lii d the lessnim
of lile together, m.l to.vtlm;' suffered sot
io and cujo.u'd bii'ss.ngn.
Nothing in the world cm replace tins
feeling-, eiigeud"l"d of long iiftsucjatioil,
Hi'd the love of one's youth 1 cumins Htfttig
lathe owl, under any clrctimMnnces. In
eerller life, too, hnblt.i are less lormed.nml
all oi.o's (wir es arc kcinrr. Why will men
so often oft'er womuti only thu refuee, of
their lives? fleiifritMy, I suppose, because
they ate ambitious to begin whcie their
fathers leit oil', London Lady.
One Way oT SbiuliiR Knowledge.
"1 must run tlejlit down stairs while
evrj thin? is fresh In my mind to tell It
all to 1'llen," said n housekeeiier thu other
ibiy, hurriedly li nvingn house guest. Later
fchu explained that she was taking a courso
of cooking lectilivi and sharing them
promptly every time with her cook.
"1 talk them over witli her, and she tries
Ihn dish tho new way nt once. I don't,
believe housekeepers realize it, but they
g'it constantly ninny valuable hints and
much (lomcsilc knuwledge flint is ot no
use till It is applied in the kitchen, where
it rarely goes. It is perhaps u sellich
policy of mine, but sflll tho right one, I
think, that my cook shall receive all such
uiligliteniuent as conies my way. It adds
of (oitrsuto her Intelligent service, and it
adds, too, to her willingness to undertake
innovations. Arbitrary, unexplained or
ders aro distasteful to anybody. 1 can ap
preciate that to tho kitchen intellect they I
partake ot tyranny. 1 have a library or
cookbooks which Kllen understands are
lor her not my beiielit, and a housekeep
ing magaine whh h I take goes regularly
down to her with paragraphs marked, or I
call her attention to Uiem.
"It has always seemed to mo that wu
r.iKtrcssei it, in our knowledge, asking
overmuch from the ignorance of ourscrv
irs. I am trying in a small way to raise
thu standard of or.u kitchen." Her Point
of View iu Xew York Times.
Deliiious Mainland l!lcult
Aunt Hannah's pri.le was her old fash-
ioned beaten or kneaded bi-eiiit, and this 1
is her recipe: One quart, of thu best Hour,
half a teaspoonful of salt, four ounces of
hud chopped line, and rubbed thoroughly
into t he flour. Mix with cold water just
as still as possible; sostilT that joufeel
almost hopeless of ever doing anything
with it. Put it 011 a board and knead un
til it is perfectly pliable and makes a pop
ping sound under your hands from t he air
bubbles breaking in it, and until 1011 can
pull it down iu long thin strips. These
tests nic infallible, but you have to knead
hard and long befoie the dough wdll an
swer to them When it docs you can inaku
Ureal: off pieces about- tlio size, of an
egg, moli them into round balls, and roll
three quutteiK of tin inch thick with a
rolling pin; stick through and through Ih c
or six times with a fork. The oven must
be well heated, but not too hot, or th"y
will be undeiiloue in thu middle and nil of
their excellence ruined. 'They will cook
in twenty niinuUs if the oven is properly
heated. A quart of Hour makes twenty
lour biscuits of oidinary size. Ladies'
Ci-.N-lnllli d I'l iilt.
Peel and divide into sections four Tnn
garinu oranges. Also select, two or three)
dozen linn Malaga grapes. Put two cuji
f 11N of white sugar and one-third as much
water on the Hie iu a saucepan, lioil to
the "thread" that is, until th! candy will
form tin cads when dropped from thu
spoon. Put the candy in a warm place
where it will not boil, and then drop iu two
or, three pieces of the fruit. Carefully lift
out witli a fork anil put it 011 a greased
pi. He. lie careful not to stir the candy, as
that would mako it go to sugar. Putin
more fiuit, and lift out carefully in tlio
If 1 he candy should begin to sugar, add
water and boil until it reaches tile same
point nuuin. Continue thu dipping until
all the pieces of fruit are covered wil h a
perfectly transparent and dry coal of can
d. Nothing could bu prettier than a
small cm glass dish hcapid up with these,
irilils. (iood Housekeeping.
A rlotlics Tiee.
A novel ideain aclolhes tree was. worked
out the other day by an ingenious young
woman. A dead tree from the woods hail
the blanches sawed away so as to leave
projections of from four to tweho inches.
These were rounded oil', peeled, siuootheil
and polished, tlio entire trunk being hand
somely finished. Into the projecting
branches wen; screwed brass hooks, and
the whole w as set into a standard made of
a vi ry Heavy ' iiestnut plan-:, t ins whs
polished and varnished and mounted on
castors, which were set at thu extreme cor
ners of tlie base. With a puh ot the toot
it. could be lolled anywhere Xew York
('leaning Hard AVond,
Cherry and mahogany l'uriiil'ire can lie
cleaned in thu foj!o lug way to look al
most liko new: DKsohe a small lump of
common wishing soda, in some veiy hot.
wntsr. Wash only a small portion of thu
wood at a time, with a Int. of llannel (lipped
in the soda water, and dry it immediately
with another piece of flannel, rubbing un
til it is highly liolished. Xciv Yoik Jour
nal. "luiv 1.) SlHi'rii Shirt,.
Don't dip collar.-, and culls or shli t fronts
in boiled starcn. You will be sure to comu
ncross lumps w hen ironing. Hub thestareh
011 thrt articles 011 the w rung side with the
lingers, and as soon as it begins to appear
011 tlie right side it is sufliclently starched.
Xew York Journal.
Mrs. J. Kllen Poster, well known to all
W. C. T. V. workers and to many others,
is a woman of large and rather imposing
psi-son. She speaks with wonderful liiienoy
and decision, and seems to lie absolutely
White muslhi In dainty and sheer folds
edge the neck of widows' gowns to rclieu'
the soniberness ol the dress. Soft vests of
crepe (III (hue or tu',1 bnhc rullles ate
udiied to dull silk or heuriettu cosiumes.
Miss .Mary i:- Wilkin is said to write a
thousand winds 110 iiiore, no les eveiy
day. Sometiniss, when the spirit uf imag
ination is cspreinlh' fkry, she docs this
much within an hour.
Do 1iot enter Into a clandestine corre
spondence with any young man, Thu very
tuct that he urges you to nueh a bitofde.
celt should warn you against him.
The smii'.l niceties of woman's garb are
tho best index to the character of the
woman who expends lur tho-ight upon
If girls would only Mudy men more and
theiusulves lees thxy would (unie neaiev
to ledu. r.ig flirting to mi .vwtct science.
An old sf'UUll drink used for hoarseness
and ioi;i,i.n-.s u? the throat is blackberry
juice dii:u.-u 'tlth boiling w.ilir,
Sponge yo'ir shiny Muck sIlV in a pint
ol tepi i water iu whieh '4 Ihiaitilclul uf
bin 'ix has hiu dil'mil,
TllKDttKRS OF WOMEN
A PLEA THAT OUR SI9TER3 JOIN
COMFORT TO BEAUTY.
AlxilUh tlm Cnrsot ami Jinny or the Gar
ments AVIilch Now WVIkIi Hnwn T.oiik
KiilTerlnu Women A ItrnoKljn tllrl Of
fen Suggestions on This Subject.
Do serious faults exist In our prcent
pyslcm of dress? Is correction of them
necessary and desirable? (Jan wn look
lovely and feel comfortable at tho smuc
time? Let us consider these three vital
Most women will confess to sudden nud
complete conifnit when they removu their
1 "things" at night and Mlp into 11 warm
j wrapper for 11 lounging lima before get-
1 ting into bi.il, Is (hero a woman in all tho
I world wlio has not heaved n sigh of relief
and Illhd the poor, starved bases of her
lung's thereby, when an inordinately tight
corset lias been opened after half a day of
compression? Study every one has experi
enced a delightful sensation of lightness
and 11 desire for active movement in tho
ihangH from the innumerable trappings of
oidlnary nttiie to the bathing or gymna
sium suit? Now is thero not something
ladically wrong when our clothes are ever
in the least burdensome or irksome, when
to be relieved of them is to enjoy a mild
1 admit, and many other women nlmit,
thai our clothes are too tight and too
heavy, and that their warmth is unequally
mid badly dlsti ibuted.
The corset has de-i-rvedly received the
brunt of all the cen-urc and odium lav
ished by the medical profession on wom
an's Rbtisesof herself. We aru told that
unless a corset is so loose that when re
moved not the slightest degree of relief is
ivlt it is too tight to be healthful. It tho
avcinge woman we re, her corset so, it and
her petticoats would slip down on her hips
in an uncomfoitable and untidy fashion.
Wu are quite familiar with our own nat
ural figures; com pure them with the dress
makers' models. There is nothing mote
ridiculous and yet pitiful I ban those amaz
ing waists of tho young ladies in fashion
plates submitted to a reasonable femalu
public for imitation.
It is a common thing for women to
measure about the waist troiuono to four
inchen less in a cor-et than without it.
Tho corset, even if it is not "pulled in,"
compresses thu vital and most, delicate or
gans of t he body, causes deilcletit circula
tion and presses (low 11. in a long sustained
sitting position when tlie body is inclined
lorwaid, with tlie ahoininiibl steels, the
soft abdominal cail) with injurious re
sults. A doctor only miild enumerate the
effects of tight hu Urn.
The corset should go. A boned wait
might be substituted in the case of stout
people, but thu lean, the young, the
strong, the weak could be stripped of all
compiession and trained by exercise and
healthy domt stic labor to a new erectness
of stature and muscular endurance and
activity that might he bequeathed as a
precious legacy to the coming generation.
Take a woman at the fall season of thu
year, w hen she is donning her winter llan-
! nels, She will tlien lie carrying on tier
person, witli the exception of shoes, stock
ings and outdoor garments, nine different
1 articles of apparel. With two petticoats
1 a flannel and an outside one of silk or mus
lin a dress skirt and two sets of drawers,
a considerable weight is sustained by the
' abdomen and hips. About her wai-t nine
different layers ol material, mostly double,
will bu bound, lint she has weight, with
out warmth. A woman's lower limbs 1110
not properly protected from cold by this
petticoat system. 'I'he heat of course cen
ters under the heavy corset and numerous:
waist bands, and that part of tho body may
bo bathed iu perspiration when the ex
tremities are numbwiUi cold. One-half
tlio women wv se, on the strict tho sever
est day in winter aih only wearing, in ad
dition to their customary household garb,
a wrap or jacket reaching just to or below
Tho remedy for thisinsttlTicicr.', and cum
bersome clothing of our bodies is simplj
and direct. We can reduce the seven ar
ticles of underwear to two or three at
1'ii'st A combination garment of wool,
or wool with cotton back or silk or merino,
reaching to the wrists and ankles, to be
I worn next the skin.
'1 nis may be of lisle
thread or silk or fit. s wool lor summer
wear, without sleeves and shoi t tothekne:.
Second The iinderskitt and waist com
bined of iniiiu or sill:. If a short, jacket
or wrap be worn outdoors without other
warm coveting for the limbs than the diess
skirt and undergarment, it may lie made
of llannel and adjustable to thu waist.
Third Kqucstricnuu tights or legging?
to the thighs, to be worn only iu winter
when going out. and removed 011 roturn.
The only petticoat might bu a dividid
skirt, but the divided sklr- has proved it
self to me a snaie and a delusion. The
equestrienne tights or leggings ceitalnly
do keen t he limbs delightfully warm and
snug, but one cannot remove them handily
at the theater or church or when dropping
in for a fiiendly chat witli a neighbor.
They nro well adapted for long trumps
over country mads or open air winter
sports, A long gainient from top to toe is
1 mora practical and feminine lor ordinal')
outdoor "v.ie in any but the severest
weather, and obviates the necessity ol
tights or the clumsy llannel petticoat.
The dress skirt is supported by n lining
waist, cut low iu the neck and deep on the
(shoulder. The dress waist, cut to conform
to the natural lines ot tlie figure, may lie
made by the use of good whalebone as free
from wrinkles and as neat and jaunty as
the most fastidious dandj's coat. The
stocking supporters depending from outer
combination garment w ill iciuove the last
ding from the hips and abdomen.
We have ceasvd putting rings In out
ears and noses, and it is to lie confidently
hoped that oilier obnoxious practices that
are rampant today may be witli these con
blgued to "ye good old times."
This Improved dress for women distrib
utes uniform warmth, lightens and re
moves the weight of the clothes to the
shoulder and admits of individual t:ttu iu
style. Women may be as dainty and as
well dressed acting in accordancu with
these hjgieulc principles as they are today
when (omfort aud health are sacrificed to
looks. Helen Hell Jn Xew Yolk Herald.
Articles r tlm Toilet In Kill).
Among the indispensable article of ,1
lady's toilet ill biill itiu mentioned sticks
and combs, cc-i iiucts, diesslngs, purh".,
falls, squares, lank., bodies, scarfs, nc(k
hices, lebatoes, holders, tiles, fans, palisa
does, pulls, mils, cull's, mull's, piisles, fu
sles, partlels, trUltts, biindleis, llllets,
croslets, peiiduh'ls, amulets, annulets,
bracelets, fai'diugnles, kiltlets, buskpoints,
bengr.ice.s, foietops, wigs and periwigs;
Willis bodkins, bihs, biggins', shadows,
sluipparoous, patihes, no) fes, chiiicloiits,
marr) mull's, tiolUollics, bodices, l luce
sl-uy ninnies baeksta)s nud hupps, St.
Louis ti lube Deiuociiit.
Master 3ln mid Utily Needle.
A pin and a needle, being neighbors In a
work basket, and both being idle folk, be
gan to quarrel, as idle, folk aro npt to do.
"I should like to know," said thu pin,
"what you are good for, and how jou ex
pect to get through the world without a
" What is the use of your bend," replied
the tiicdle rather sharply, "if you hnvo 110
"What, is the use of an eye," said the
pin, "if theie is always something it it?"
"I 11111 moru active, and can go through
moru work than you can," said the needle.
"Yes, hut you will not livu long, because
you have always a stitch in thu side," said
"You am a. poor, crooked creature," said
"And you are fo proud that you enn't
bend without breaking your back."
f Mil... I I .A .
ii 1, 1
"I'll pull your hend off if you insult me
"I'll pull your eye out if you touch mc;
remember your life hangs on a single
thread," said the pin.
While they were thus conversing a little
girl entered, and undertaking to sew, she
very soon broke off the needle at the eye.
She then tied tho thread around the neck
of the pin and attempted to sew with it,
but pulled its head off and threw it into
tlie dirt by the side of tlie broken needle.
"Well, heie we are," said tlio needle.
"We have nothing to light about now,"
said the pin. "it seems misfortune has
brought us to our senses."
"A pity we hud not come to them soon
er," said the needle. "How much wo re
semble human beings who quarrel about
their blessings till they lose them, and
never Hud out they aro brothers till they
lie down in the dust together, us wo do."
Xew York World.
Tooling tlio I'eoplu nt Home.
A young lady recently misled a family in
a most heartless way. She! remarked, "I
had a letter today, and how do you imagine
the little preposition 'to' was used?"
"Too," suggested mamma.
"Two," suggested papa.
" Tew," "leu," "tu," ventured various
Lily, who was much engaged with her
I' rciieh lessons just then, suggested tout.
and Tom, in derision, improved upon that
with "tueiio, ' declaring that must be
right fn order to rhyme with "queue."
"All wrong," exclaimed the young lady,
when the alphabet nud their ingenuity
were well exhausted.
Just then '1 eddy, who had been soberly
absorbed in his bread and honey, and who
was in his first, term nt school and wrest
ling with the problem of words in two let
ters, raised his head, and witli an air of de
rision and importance gravely spelled,
"T o, to."
"Yes," cried the young lady, with a peal
"Why," exclaimed tlie others in dis
mayed chorus, "that i.s the right way to
"I'.xactly," she replied; "and that is the
way my correspondent spelled it. You do
not suppose I correspond with persons
V'ho cannot even spell 'to' rortectly, do
you?" Harper's iouiig People.
A IJoj's Philosophy.
"If )ou tell thu truth about something,"
says Johnny "you get licked, and if )ou
tell a lie you don't, unless yon get found
out, aud then von get licked twice.
"I know .1 boy," lie adds, "who always
tells the truth, His mother is in Europe
and his lather is out west.
Tho same youthful philosopher delivers
himself upon another point after this fash
"Some boys is bravo 'causa they always
playa with little boys, and some boys is
brave 'cause their legs is too short to run
away, hut mo-t bojs is luavu 'cause some
body's lookin." Xew York Herald.
Squirrels I'tsjiiig Tag.
While in Central park the other day
I was liiuc'i amused in watching two
squirrels which were plainly enjoying tlio
game familiar to children as "squat tag,"
Ouo squirrel started off over tlie grass,
closely followed by the other, until tlio
Hist "squatted" upon its haunches or
"herkies," as the young people say. Then
tlie parts were exchanged, the iecond
Equirrel now being "it." Hy and by, with
a whisk of lite tail t hey were off for thu
ueuiest tree, where they amused them
selves by pla ing "hide and seek."
The doctor ( nine, and ho said 'twas plain
That Doll) 's tumble was chronic;
And he thought u ride on a r.illrnuil train
Would tiilt her best for a tonic.
So I w rapped hur up w ith the muatcst care
Aud put 011 her tiunduy bonnet;
Aud tho eufiac, tbat was the recking chair,
With r.iiKiueer Harry upou it.
I giivo my Dolly all she would need,
And pinppirt her up w lib u pillow ;
.She win ll ing alum; at liuhtuing speed
In her ptduce. car of w illo.
Hut all at oiicg bhe fell oil the track
Oh, 'tt.'itb idieiulful eliding!
The euk-lnu rocker weut ocr her h.u k,
And I'm 'fi.ild she's past ull mending.
- Hudoiu S. Uuiusli-Hil in tit. Nicholas.
Utile (ieiniMli Ilu)s and (tills,
Little Herman boys, and girls, too, for
t li nt matter, urn taught to work out iu the
Ileitis ulniusl as soon as they can walk.
(ierniau baby ot lonr years can weed hi
mother's, gulden w ithout ever pulling up a
llow er, while bo)s of ten or twelve are ex
perienred funnels. The laws of Ot ruiiiuy
compel ( lilldreu to go to school ten monthu
iu tlie year until they have reached tint ago
of sixteen. Hut during' holidays and vuca
lions they niiisi win k i-nt "'f dinrs And
1illhir'r-1-s-T--J Vi c jv J t-
they enjoy it too. Xew oik Uecotder.
Oh My, la
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