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FASHIONS FROM PAEIS
Some of the Stylish Costumes Seen
nt a French Wedding
White Cupid Livery Wn Connplc
Qonsl in Evidence Hut There
Were AIko Soft Lnn nx of Dnlnty
CoIotn Lnces mill Embroidery
PARIS June 23 I was present recent
ly at a marriage -which although not a
great society function had a special at
traction of Its own as regards the fash
ion supplement The principals were tho
son of one ot the largest silk merchants
and a young lady In the same circle and
the bridal cortege consisted of the clients
of the bridegrooms father that is the
leading celebrities in the domain of
JlfliJ
White muslin dress lace flounces and
pompadour waistband
llnery The wedding party was both
very large and very brilliant for far
from bearing out the old adage that
shoemakers children are the worst
shod the dressmakers and milliners had
laid themselves out to do honor to their
corporation
The wedding dress which was of a dead
white silk was prettily draped with a
ecarf of English point lace falling to the
bottom of the skirt The train was
trimmed with flounces of tulle Illusion
very ruches mixing with the bridal
veil and enveloping the bride In a lily
white cloud
Beside the white livery which Is Im
perative on such an occasion white was
the prevailing color the lily white of
linen the snowy white of mousseline de
sole and the yellow white of laces The
Virginal color was c Jtnlred under all Its
aspects and next to it pink but pink
subdued by delicate whiles
Several dresses were of soft lawn with
rich English embroideries worn over a
pink ground There were four the de
tails of which I shall -describe One of
these was worn by a young woman or a
girl and was of the princess cut The
design of the embroidery showed up beau
tifully over a tight furrow of delicate pale
pink The waist was marked by a few
groups of pleats which did not Interfere
with the harmony of the line The bust
was draped with a large flchu of Irish
guipure running round at the height of
the shoulders and showing a yoke of very
openly embroidered lawn The sleeves
were finished off with puffs of guipure
and a band of guipure ran round the skirt
about halfway down forming the head
ing of a very full shaped embroidered
flounce edged with wide Irish guipure
A hat of -white capellne encircled by a
garter of black velvet and trimmed with
exquisitely tender pink feathers com
pleted this toilet
Another dress was In pink and white
but this time It was worn by a girl of
the same age as Lamartlnes heroine
Graziella Seize ans et jamais cet age
na brille sur un front plus charmant
The skirt was flat and Just touched the
ground and very simple and little orna
mented pver the corsage was a dainty
bolero composed of lawn insertion finely
embroidered alternating with Valen
ciennes Insertion of equal width The
front was in fichu style fixed at the
breast by a rosette of pink liberty satin
The sleeves which were half length and
very flat jwere finished off with wide
flounces The -waistband was of pink lib
erty satlr draped high round the youth
ful figure A white rice straw hat -with
wide flat brim edged with black velvet
and garlanded with full blown roses buds
and frosted foliage and a Louis XVI bow
of bleck velvet completed this costume
which was in the purest eighteenth cen
tury style
The next dress to be described Is one
worn by a sweet little girl ten years old
A3UftSl --
The underskirt wns of pink long walstcd
and tight fitting over It a shaped flounco
barely reaching the knees The stockings
were of transparent thread of a shade
matching the kid shoes with large
buckles which completed a very attrac
tive ensemble The hat with its large
pink feathers set oft the charming face of
the youthful wearer
A fourth dress In the tame style was
most admirably becoming to a young mar
ried woman The ground In this case wns
of incandescent pink and the dress a feu
de Bengale pink and the effect was quite
as happy Colored ground look marvel
ous well beneath these duintily worked
materials then care is taken to avoid di
rect contact between the taffetas and the
embroider by using mousseline de sole
to soften the contrast This Is the usual
mode of procedure A ground of pink taf
fetas veiled with one thickness of white
mousseline de soie is covered with a
thickness of pink mousseline de sole out
side of these come the lawn and the
bouillonnes which give the bottom of the
skirt a foamy effect which is Incompara
ble
I noticed a pronounced tendency to add
to the elegance of tho line In dress
which appears to be inspired by the em
pire In this style I must mention a mar
velous toilette of snow white mousseline
de sole cut by broad bands of black
cluny lace forming a stoic down the
front crossing In the back and falling on
each side of the pleated skirt down to
tho bottom of the dress Tills toilette is
most striking The general effect is ra
diantly young and fresh looking
Let me also mention somo toilets for
girls worn by sisters The skirt Is of pale
blue linen and like the last mentioned
made with three flounces tho widest of
which covers two thirds of the skirt
Tho corsage is a blouse and has a fancy
yoke made of Irish guipure The should
ers are very flat and are also of Irish
guipure producing the fall which Is so
much admired at tho present moment
The sleeves are ornamented with rings of
guipure and tight at tho wristbands
The hat is of black rice straw trimmed
with wreaths and pink roses
- An Ancient Doll
The oldest doll In Chelsea and as far
as Is known In any part of this country
Is Georgia the property of airs Alice
L Lincoln of Boston says the Boston
Herald
Georgia being over a hundred years
old can well boast of having lived In
three centuries Four generations of chil
dren have petted and beaten her by turns
and although her smilling countenance
bears many a mark of the whips and
scorns of time and her shapely brown
head with an occasional ugly dent
would seem to indicate that the skull
might easily stand for a little trepanning
nevertheless this childrens Idol of by
gone days Is In a remarkable state of
preservation and all appearances would
seam to indicate that she has succeeded
In escaping the latter six of the seven
ages of man
Georgia wns originally a Southern
lassie and was raised In Mllledgeville
Ga befo de wnh She was given to
Mrs Lincolns motlter Mrs M B Thorn
ton who Is eighty one years of age In
exchange for a ring by Miss Weeks an
old schoolmate
The linters mother had previously pa
raded the doll In the doll carriages of her
times ana perhaps if Georgia could only
use the artificial tongue with which she
Is provided her previous family history
might prove her rightful eligibility to the
Society of Colonial Dames
Three years ago the doll was awakened
from her Rip Van Winkle sleep of forty
years and brought forth into the light of
day It had previously been carefully
packed away by Mrs Lincoln as a cher
ished family heirloom but at length
yielding to the importunities of the
younger LIncoIns she decided to place it
once more In commission should it be
found fo be In any way presentable Much
to her surprise the years had dealt most
kindly with the precious relic Time had
not tinged her locks with grey the ar
tificial bloom had not faded from the
checks In fact It presented much thu
same appearance as when It was tucked
away In the trunk four decades ago The
silk dress which was made for it seventy
five years ago the shawl of the same age
and even the red square toed shoes which
children were accustomed to wear in the
middle of the last century were as good
as ever the moths had been Indeed mef
ciful
She Prefers Gonla
The fondness of Baroness Burdett
Coutts for animal pets is well known but
it Is seldom that a woman chooses as
the baroness has done to make the goat
the object of her special favor West Hill
Farm one of the country homes of the
baroness has been for twenty six years
the home of these pets and a most inter
esting herd Is now established there Ev
erything has been done to provide for the
comfort and happiness of the favored
creatures There are well warmed sheds
with separate dwellings for unruly billies
and luxurious quarters for the mothers
with their kids The row of buildings
stands In a large yard which opens Into
an extensive meadow
Here are large piles of logs over which
the goats delight to climb and play and
to add to the general liveliness of the
place a few fowls are allowed to run
about freely and a pretty dovecote filled
with pigeons Is built over the entrance
to the yard The meadow Is bordered
with flowers and banks of laurel and Ivy
The crossed British and Nubian breed Is
the specialty at the farm for the qualilv
of milk In this breed Is considered the
best Thc Toggenburg and Pyrenean
blood is also Introduced occasionally the
latter being always recognized by tho
black face
The baroness has chosen for her pets
such plcturepque names as Clematis Wild
Thyme Wistaria and Meadow Sweet
Much of the milk of the goats Is given
away by the baroness to delicate people
and to those who have little ones
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THE TIMES WASHINGTON SUNDAY JUNE 30 190
White serge dress trimmed with mohair braid the lapels embroidered The skirt which la long and supple Is encir
cled with three bands of mohair braid of graduated widths The habit which is In tho Louis XIII style opens over a
chemisette of white cambric and a frill of lace On each side of the front are cockades of mohair braid Tho lapels of
the habit and the cuffs of the sleeves are faced with Louis XIII damask embroidered with gold thread The large hat
is of rice straw trimmed with black and white Amazon feathers
How Girl Enrn Money for Their
Academic TralnlDfr
If ever a doubt existed regarding the
desire of women for a liberal education It
has long been dispelled by the saorlflces
that many are making for the sake of
availing themselves of present day op
portunities Before commencement day
arrived many a girl from schools all over
the land had hurried to the scene of her
summers work where she will earn the
means with which to eke out the next
years expenses Such tollers may be
found in summer hotels on lake steamers
in private homes and many other places
where a womans work Is wanted Most
of those who expect to pay their way
through college bv their own exertions
have laid by a suflicieut sum before en
tering to Insure their tuition during the
entire course and a part at least of their
living expensesduring the time
Whether It is possible for any ambitious
girl to obtain a college education is a
auestion upon which
educators differ In all
Institutions there are
students who outdis
tance In quality and
amount of work the
rank and file of their
classes but for the or
dinary girl the way is
undoubtedly a dlfllcult
one Tht limit to physi
cal strength is usually
reached by the school
work
Upon this subject Miss
Mary E Woollcy Presi
dent of Mount Holyoke
said to a correspondent
nf thn Mew York
une who was
tratlng the subject It
is my opinion that If a
girl witn average intel
ligence and energy
wishes a college educa
tlpn she can obtain It
As far as I know the
girls who have earned
money to pay their way
through college at least
in part have accom
plished It by tutoring
typewriting or stenog
raphy Some of them
are earning pin money
while In college by tu
toring typewriting
sewing summer work In
libraries and offices and
in various little ways
such as putting up
lunches taking care of
rooms executing com
missions and newspa
per work There are not
mnnv onnnrtunlilns nt
Mount Holyoke to earn
large amounts of money t
but pin money may be
acquired by a girl of In
genuity In many little
ways
Jacob G Schurman
the President of Cornell
differs from Miss Wool
loy He says I should
not be prepared to say
that any girl with aver
age intelligence and en
ergy can obtain a col
lege education for her
Eelf if she really wants
It Wo ens work Is so
poorly iaid that It la
hard f her to save
Besides it is difficult for
a girl to find work while
she is studying At the
same time many wo
men do wholly or part
ly depend on themselves
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to pay their way
ally however they have
friends by whom funds are loaned to pay
the first years expenses Then the stu
dents leave to teach for one two or more
years saving what they can and return
ing from year to year as It Is possible I
have known one of these women to take
ten years to complete a four years
course
President Barrows of Oberlln is con
vinced tht most girls with average Intel
ligence and energy can obtain a college
education If they strongly desire It He
says I Fuppoao that a fourth of the
girls In Oberlln College today are doing
something to pay their own way or are
using money which they earned before
coming It is usually funds obtained by
teaching before entering the Institution or
during vacations that help the college girl
The number of girls in the University
of Michigan who are paying their own
way is large Most of them says Dr
Eliza M Mosher womans dean of the
college have earned the money by teach
ing It Is not unusual for students to
come here for two years and go away for
a time In order to earn money to com-
the course Somo of our most wor
Flete graduates have donp this Some light
en their expenses by waiting on tables In
boarding houses thus paying for their
board Others get room and board in tho
homes of professors by giving three hours
of service about the house dally A few
take care of the children two or three
hours a day in the families of the faculty
One young woman who Is especially
brave nnd In good earnest worked as a
chambermaid on a lake steamer last year
and hurried away this year to do the
amc It is her aim to earn J100 With
this sum and a chance to pay for room
and board by giving service she -will pay
tho coming yeartfexpensos Because It is
especially difficult to obtain good servants
In this inland town there -are a few peo
ple who are glad to give the college girls
such employment It Is not easy how
ever to carry full college work and earn
a living besides i
At Barnard or any other city college
except a free one a girl would find It Im
possible probably to pay all of her ex
penses and carry her college work at the
same time Board and lodging cost more
than in the country while street car
fares and other inevitables of city life
eat rapidly into a small income A num
ber of girls In Barnard are however
paying for their clothes books car fares
etc by doing what work they can find
In many colleges there Is opportunity for
the girls with taste and cunning fingers
to act as dressmaker repairer and gen
eral refurblsher to students with gener
ous allowances The reign of the -shirt
waist has been a boon to many such for
the well dressed girl was never known to
have enough pretty ones and she Is ea
sily tempted by a Judicious display of at
tractive samples to enlarge her supply
Then too any girl who is at all deft in
Embroidered tulle white and black over white muslin
the art of sewing can make a shirt waist
without a professional knowledge of cut
ting and fitting Since the pedestrian
skirt has heen so much worn the
ing of skirts has ceased to be tho un
failing resource that It was formerly But
stockings shoe buttons rips and rents
are left to be restored to condition and
a gift for tying fetching bows smarting
up a hat and making pretty stocks and
neckgear remain to bring in the pennies
Clrls who paint and embroider pretlly
and especially those with some inventive
genius sometimes find their spare hours
filled with orders for Christmas birth
day and holiday gifts Then too there
nre the gymnasium anu in some spaces
the swimming suits to be made and In
this realm many a college girl wins pop
ularity
IIlBtury of the lMenlc
The picnic that pomilar social Institu
tion was first heard of in England a cen
tury ago At first picnic parties were giv
en in houses when each guest brought his
or her own provisions Tho Innovation
soon reached the dimensions of a mania
and a couple of aristocratic picnic clubs
were formed In London In 1S02 one of
these gave an afternoon breakfast to a
crowd of fashionables In Ranelah Gar
dens when Garnerln the aeronaut mndo
a balloon ascension The rival club had
rooms in Leicester Square Both were
considered to be revolutionary la charac
ter from a social standpoint and were
soon ridiculed out of existence The nl
fresco picnic became fashionable a year
or so later London News
MARY AND JOHN
Something About Their Inrlividnnl
Wnj H of Goint Tbrongh Life
Women are learning to take the little
rests and little pleasures to which men
treat themselves thioughout the day
The average woman is supposed to regard
her liege lord as a hard driven slave who
neither stops to eat drink breathy nor
smile from the time he reaches that of
fice of his In the morning until he leaves
it and Its mysterious and multitudinous
cares at night She is told to greet him
with a smile and a kiss not to weary his
massive mind with her own petty
annoyances not to ruflle his Jaded
brain with her purely feminine and of
course Imaginary worries
Being an American she generally 11st
ens demurely to all these recipes for home
happiness and does exactly as she sees
fit But John guards his reputation for
hard work and brain fag and she humors
him in the delusion When other women
tell how busy their husbands are down
town so busy that
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- they cannot go to the
country etc jonn s
wife smiles and shakes
her head doubtlngly
She fancies she knows
a thing or two about
men earnest honest
men whose only pose is
press of business But
let any other Johns
wife speak of John as
not having much to do
or not working hard
and the vials of wrath
and indignation are
forthwith emptied upon
her luckless head
John easy going Her
John Why he is such
a slave tie hasn t time
to eat lunch and scarce
ly any breakfast His
nose Is kept so closely
to the grindstone that
he doesnt know how to
enjoy a holiday when
by some fluke he gets
one He does the work
of two men He cant
even come out to see
the children worship
them as he does be
cause the world would
whirl the other way If
John should desert the
tiller of commerce for
a day Busy Poor John
Is a mere machine A
white slave
As a matter of fact
John Is no such thing
The men who work
hardest work easiest as
Industry Is a gift like
any other John likes to
foster the illusion that
he is a martyr but he
manages to have his
soul soothing luncheon
with praiseworthy regu
larity He may not get
it at noon to be sure
But ho waits until the
great rush of business
Is over and at 3 oclock
sits down at his case
nnd stays as long as he
wishes to The down
town restaurants are
disillusioning places for
women who weep over
poor Johns tolling and
spinning and fondly im
agine he hasnt time to
refresh his forces dur
ing the day
Then John smokes and
has his shoes nnllilil
and gets shaved and has
his hair shampooed All
inese tilings take a
V1 munt ot time
and i t
give John breathing spells Of
course ho can smoke and work too
in most businesses- but even the
most Industrious of white slaves do
n0u transact much weighty business
while having their faces lathered or their
heads rubbed with bay rum All of which
shows why In ho many cases John with
his crushing cares his gigantic schemes
and his soul
wearing toll manages to
keep up his spirits and look rosy and
good natured and fat long after his Idling
life partner is white and sharp voiced
uuu jicmuiia even wrinKiea
But women nre learning says the cor
respondent of the New York Advertis
er who apparently knows all about It
Tho popularity of the shoe polishing par
lors for women is a hopeful sign When
women polish their own shoes they nre
wasting their strength In a manner ath
letic man would scorn to do To stop In
the midst of her shopping and have her
shoos shlned Is a good thing for the nerv
ous woman She simply has to sit still
Her mind Is detracted from purchases to
the more amusing subject of Italian beau
ty and Italian enterprise
The boy at her feet Is handsome and
picturesque In nino cases out of ten He
has tho purly head of a Bouguercatl baby
and the eyes of a Murnio cneruu lie
looks very Innocent and has a sweet
smile He probably keeps a dirk thrust
into that picturesque loose blue shirt His
English is simple and explicit He does
not scowl and say The other foot as
the girls In tho shoe shops say He taps
ones toe with his brush looks up smiles
and says The next feet pleece In the
meantime the shoes arc acquiring the lus
uE A JTC a -
tre of mirrors and ones mind Is being
diverted If the day Is warm and the
manicure is near by It Is a wise move to
forget the shopping and have ones nails
done too The manicure will chatter and
the room will be pretty to the eye and
cooler than the shops Luncheon in an
attractive place where palms and electric
fans make the prices a trifle higher nnd
the luncheon cooler and then perhaps
more shopping and home by as easy aral
as unhurried stages as possible
That Is the way to shop a la John
Of course John does not have his hair
cut every day nor docs he loiter at the
manicures nor linger in a palm room
every day But considering John the
sIavo and his partner tho field
and summing up their respective amounts
of physical strength few will deny that
John takes his work very much the easier
of the two
Women HnllnniilNtN
If Herr August RIedlnger ot Augsbcrg
Is to be bellevd a new career has Just
opened for women In which they need
not fear much competition from men Ac
cording to him women arc by nature es
pecially fitted to become aeronauts and
for this- reason they ought to be employed
tin preference to men In all those places
wnerp balloons are now manufactured
Herr RIedlnger practices what he
preaches He hag a large factory In
which he makes balloons and he employs
only women Archduke Leopold Salvator
visited his factor the other day and It
was women who explained to him the
mechanism of the various machines and
who got ready the balloon In which he
took a short trip Moreover a woman ac
companied him durinr this trio and guid
ed the balloon the entire way Even when
a large balloon has to be launched a task
which Is ordinarily supposed to require
several exceptionally strong men Herr
itietunger employs only women nnd he
says that twenty young girls can do the
work satisfactorily unless a very strong
wind Is blowing and that even then they
can do It with very little assistance
According to Herr RIedlnger tact de
cision skill and manual dexterity are
most essential for work of this kind and
these are the very qualities in which wo
men excel men Courage and coolness
he admits arc also indispensable but he
claims that in this respect women are
quite as well endowed as men and that
in critical moments they may even prove
themselves to be superior
In France this novel statement is caus
ing much comment I do not think
says one writer that French girls would
achieve such wonders as aeronauts for
they are decidedly nervous and not at all
like the large stolid girls of Augsburg
who work so faithfully for Herr RIedln
ger and who are evidently the descen
dants of those ancient German women
whom Tacitus described as being almost
in all respects equal to man
When Bcrnhnrdt Ilnntctl
Sarah Bernhardts alligator hunt In
Louisiana Is still amazing Parisians The
following account of It by Sarah herself
Is slightly different from former accounts
The skin of the alligator is to be made
into a writing case for the newly crowned
M Rostand of tne Academic The hunt
ing party of which Coquelln formed one
went to the meet In canoe3 guided by In
dians Sarah was in male hunting attire
with waterproof top boots Coquelln wore
ordinary leother and when the party had
to walk through marshy places ne was
soaked through
The haunts of tho alligator In the long
reeds which border the tropical river need
no description said Mme Bernhardt
The Indians accustomed to alligator
hunting quickly discover their holes They
dive into the water and with the help of
long iron rods they force tho animals
forth The hunters are warned of the
coming of the alligator by the movement
of a long thin stick which is placed at the
mouth of the hole Tho Indians In the
meantime are coaxing him toward us by
imitating his cry which Is sharp and
melancholy like an Infants The alligator
came along under the water opening his
long Jaws In what seemed an enormous
yawn Aiming my gun I fired nt the
beast and missed him To kill him you
must hit him exactly between the two
eyes I frightened the brute however
and he returned rapidly to his hole
But an extraordinary thing happened
In less than a minute the alligator again
appeared This time my aim was truer I
hit him full In the forehead my son fin
ished him with a bullet from his revolver
and we brought back in triumph a car
cass which measured three metres
So this is a full authentic account of
the famous adventure of The Great Ac
tress and the Alligator
An Artistic Iden
A clever girl who has more taste- than
money has adorned her room with
charming pictures by utilizing engravings
from high class magazines Not wishing
to Incur the expense of framing them
the young woman bought several sheets
of blue blotting paper such as art gal
leries use in crayon work and some
sheets of grey cardboard Selecting the
pictures that had a good deal of light
she arranged them on blue mats cut
large enough to leave a margin Those
that abounded In shadows were affixed
to the grey mats The special and unique
feature of the work however was the
mode of fastening the pictures In place
Those on the blue mats were secured- at
the corners by a circle ofred sealing wax
about the size of a 5 cent piece stamped
in the middle with her monogram seal
says the New York Tribuno Some on
the grey mats were fastened with black
wax pome with blue sealed In the same
fashion By way of variety the seals
were affixed In different places Some were
on every corner some on diagonal cor
ners some on thc two upper with a seal
In the middle at the lower edge The
general effect was extremly pretty and
many of her friends have boldly appro
priated the Idea
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BEADTY AND HER SHOES
There Arc JVow Shoe Shine Par
lors Expressly for Her Use
Men AVonld Scorn the Untidy Roota
That Women Wenr Girla Will
Bny Expensive mtntn Yet III
ftrtiilKc n nime for n Polish
A Shoe Shine Parlor Exclusively for
Ladles is the newest feature of the shop
ping district of Xew York It is run by
women for women The only man about
the pUce Is the good looking young Ital
ian who docs tho shining and docs It bet
ter tlian most women have ever had It
done before
The shoes of the average well dressed
woman would make any well dressed man
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Dres3 of mauve foulard with white pat
terns ornamented with ecru guipure
hide his head or at any tate his feet
In shame Perhaps If he could hide his
feet he might not be so particular about
his shoes It may be a question of petti
coats rather than of pride A man can
not discreetly retire his shabby boots be
neath the hem of his trousers whereas
a woman by much practice has learned
to get about if necessary without even
letting her toes be peeped at
But this accomplishment doesnt -work
when she wears a walking skirt Her
feet have got to show themselves then ia
the uncompromising light of day Its a
poor showing they make too No wonder
that mortification seems to be striking in
The shopping women said the pro
prietor of the shoe shine parlor to a
correspondent of the Sun are the worst
about their shoe3 Even the stenograph
ers and clerks In the office buildings wear
better looking shoes than a good many
women of leisure You will see a woman
up here go Into a store and pay as much
for a hat as the stenographer gets for a
months salary But the rich woman
doesnt think of paying 10 cents to have
her shoes shlned
A good many women think that be
cause they give their shoes to their maid
to be cleaned and brushed they are do
ing the whole duty of woman to her
shoes Well did you ever see a pair of
walking shoes of which a maid had
charge that were welKablacked and
isneur
Ill say this for the maid it may not
be her fault A Omans shoes ought to
be shlned on her feet A mans shoes
too look better If they are polished -on
the feet but the leather is so much
thicker and miner in mens shoes than
in womens that It doesnt make quite so
much difference
X think the shopping women are the
very ones that will appreciate this place
There Isnt another place In town ex
clusively for women There is one chair
in the womens waiting room of the
Grand Central station but that is patron
ized chiefly by commuters Some estab
lishments have chairs for women and
one place has even gone to the extreme
of putting a partition between the chairs
for women and those for men But In
order to get to the womens chairs you
have to pass the mens and very few of
us like to run the gantlet that way
You know It takes a rare woman to
bear up under dusty clothes and shabby
boots iou simply cant keep up the de
lusion that youre an American princess
You cant walk as if you owned the ave
nue when you are conscious of carrying
so much of its real estate actually about
you
We have women of all ages A num
ber of really old ladies came to us regu
larly this spring I dont know of any
body that seemed to enjoy It any more
than they did I think the old ladles are
renewing their youth anyway They seem
so exhilarated because they have lived to
begin a new century They try every new
thing that comes along and seem to be
keeping mental tab on all th modern In
novations which they manage to sample
Btraiv colored cambric trimmed with pink chambray ruffles and bands
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