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HARBABETS OF HISTORY
3Iany Famou Women Have Home
That Stately Name
Hi locllc OrlKln In Credited I the
irerkk Hitil lrliill to lit in the
Appellative Mill ii I tillil if Il lit
With L It fetig citK Dnls
It Is not merely n modern slang tint
she who bears the statel name of Mar
garet has been told shcris a daisj
When I a llic a courtly publisher
living In the das when had
to be courtly c t In the Xar
1547 the poems of Miagurct of Navarre
he gave them the title Marguerites dc
la Marguerite des The pun
was already old Perhaps however he
meant the prettier compliment pcaris
of the pearl of princesses for In PersLn
and Greek the name meant a pearl long
before It was applied to the snowy white
ftowe r of the fields
Margaret savs the Philadcl jhia
Press Isa name fine and famous full of
pottle associations a name borne by
saints heroines and queens but despite
all lhsit lias ncer been popular In Its
entirety It lias teemed too much of a
mouthful and Inee most of lib Eiglish
contractions sound hjrsh and valgar In
our fastidious latter day cars It h is
somewliit dropped the popularity It had
in the das v hen a girl didnt mind being
Miiggltd and I essled or cvn
Jieggcd and Pegged Among he
pcasantr she even survived being call -d
Gritty while the sentiment soundi ig
Meta ver popular In the ear nlre
tcenth century among elegant noel
w liters and their elegant readers drifted
Into English via the German
4 Gretchen has become universal as the
German contraction only since Goethe
wrote Faust Before that the peasant
lassie whose name stood Margarethe
on the parish register was almost in
variably Grethel as shown in the folk
talcs collected by Grimn from which
the opera Hansel and Gretcl takes its
theme Mete whence Mebe and
Grel arc two more fantastic German
forms while the Trench telescoped
Marguerite made popular by their
many queens of that name Into Margot
Margoton Goton and Gogo
Rita which today occupies the place
held by Meta a century ago comes
from the Italian which has also Mar
gherita and Margherita was
nlwas a prime favorite in Italy even be
fore popularized b the present beloved
ex queen It too has a saint of Mar
ghente of Cortona once a sinner whose
repentance made her so famous she was
canonized Danish Margarets are called
Mctte Mara and ilillctel while
a weird Polish form of the name is Mal
gorzata
Majorie and Margcij now almost
regarded as separate names hail from
Scotland where Margaret is more used
than In any other country Robert Bruce
had a daughter Marjorie or Maisie
There never was anj thing prettier than
the egend from which Margaret takes
its being as a name Murarld mean
irg child of light is the poetic title j
bestowed hv Greeks and Persians on the i
pearl which according to their legends
was formed bj dev drops congealed by the
moonbeams into the lustrous Jewel which
has alnaj3 been the sjmbol of purity A
St Margaret martyred at Antioch was
widely honored in the tlfth century A
D Her remains were buried at Oremona I
and by the clecnth century she had three
Hungarian successors in the calendar of
saints one of them the good Queen of
Scotland who popularized the name In
the land of tle thistle
Margaret by the way has alwajs
been a rather literary personage In our
time and country we had Margaret Fuller
Tl e Marguerite des Princesses already
referred to sister of the magnificent
Francis I of France and ruler of Navarre
wrote the Heptameron a collection of
tales in fn ltaLn of the Decameron of
Boccacio which still occupies a certain
place in literature She was quite a gen
erous patron of learning So was the
English Margaret of Beaufort mother of
Henry VII of Bng and w ho fourd time In
the internals of manning three husbands
let us hope there were intervals to en
dow two Oxford colleges Christ and St
Joln s and to found the I adv Mnrcrnrer
tliinit professorship at both Oxford and
c
da Ha when to write was to lie
writer Margaret of Vaiois wife of the
white plumed king Henry of Navarre
was a friend to science and literature and
wrote Memories which were published
Not all the Margarets have been pen
sive saints and blue stockings however
They have ben espec ally unfortunate
in bringing about wars ihc poor little
baby tueen of Scotland usually known
as The Maid of Norway was one of
these Her d ath on the rough voyage
between her native Norway and her king
dom of Scotland which was more than a
frail bairn scarce three ears old
could endure Is one of the dramatic and
unforgivable episodes of history for It
precipitated the bloody civil contest be
tween the families of Brute and Balllol
for the throne Ihe War of the Itoses
was brought about by the struggle for
the regency of England of Margaret of
Anjou Queen or Henry VI first in war
and first in peace Among Margarets
however was the able and courageous
Queen of the three Scandinavian King
doms in 137 who was en lied The Sem
Iramls of the North With her armies
She defeated n Kin IAIhrt rt iDtin
burg and held him captive seven ears
She planned the Kalmar Union which
was practical a tpendld northern em
pire and showed herself a rare combina
tion of the acute statt sman and the fas
cinating woman Doubtless she made the
two characters play Into one anothers
hands The ability to do this Is not en
tirely confined to icrsons of the name
of Margaret
Her na on Man
Man observed the woman whose hair
had grown grey in tring to please one of
the species Is the least appreciative of
animals
Yes encouraged the woman who
never bothers about an thing
Ycsl rejoined tho first speaker with
rnappy mocker in her voice
And then she continued while the other
Fflected a lime drop from the box of con
fections A man never knows a good
thing unless It does not belong to him
How peculiar said the one who never
lxHhcrs It would seem that he would
under tind his own possessions best
But h oi Here s an Instance
And she pushed the box of lion bons
near her listener which seemed to pre
tagc a long story
Only esterday not once upon a time
jou note the servant left in the morning
without warning Tom had planned to
cane me 10 a mile resort In the evening
and Instead c phoning him that wed
to change our programme I simply
vnrkcd miracles all day It seeme d that
ever thing was out of order and dust was
ever where In addition to making that
Aure an stable act of Hercules look like a
mere frolc by compirison I finished off
after numerous trings on that little
Swiss drtis and then got dinner Ye s
murdered n lobster and broiled him
clctneel and broiled a chicken dressed n
fcalad and msef too in my new Swiss
when we sat down to our dinner
And what did he say afkwl the one
who never bothered
That twas a pity we didnt alwas
have meals as decently cooked
Well that was surely a compliment
Urn ye es And not until we were seat
ed listening to an open air variety per
formance did I tell him what sort of a
day Id put In owing to the desertion in
the kitchen
He mutt have been Impressed
impressed At the time he was watch
ing a little monkey who called herself a
lightning change urtiMc Between the
fongs which she squeaked out she ran
be Ind the screen nnd peeled off a little
rag of a suit whlcn was put on over the
rest paper doll fashion and then appeared
ugaln bowing repeatedly to the awed ad
miration which was supposed to be filling
the breast of the spectators Tom took it
all for good money and without so much
as recalling that his good dinner was of
my making not to mention the rest he
remarked upon the fact that women in
Pate life would do well to Imitate the
agility of some footllght performers I
wish he had that little grasshopper for a
wife for about a wcekl Have another
lime drop
A MILLINEKY COURSE
It EnnhlcH n Woman to Mlve lint
IlillH
Ten years ago Mrs Catharine I
who had been in the millinery busi
ness in Itriston went to Minninpolis to
ilt She had scleral nieces in that citj
and one daj she said to them Oirls
ou neier will ha- n better chance than
now to Irani to trim jour own hits If
vou wih I will give jou Ietons The
remit wis the forniatlnii of ft class maile
up of Mrs Wv mans nieces and several of
tlxir friends all about fourteen jenrs of
age Millinery ImWms occupied an hour
or two each dn fdrMlie next few weeks
cad when the terrn was linlshed every one
of the pupils could trim and even make
1 hit ir nallj aiti tic fashion
Mrs vman hersilf was so surprised at
the reMilt of her teaching he decided to
foim mllllncrj clacs upon her return to
Huston sijs the1 Chicago Record-Her-all
This she tlHI and they hive been
ekuJ ir -
Sp S vf y ck
vantage on to trim their own hats and
those of their family Others trim the
hats of friends for a consideration and
one such girl from a recent class has In
voluntarily transformed her room into
a small shop She began by trimming
hats for girl chums who told others and
with no effort and no advertising on her
own part she soon found herself profita
bly busy One direct aid to these stu
dents is the fact that the established
shops object to using a customers old
material no matter how good and fresh
It may be The girl milliner is quite will
ing to use all the old trimmings that are
in good condition as she has no new ones
to sell at a profit
In New York and Boston many girls and
women go out trimming hats Just as a
seamstress would go out to sew and they
have engagements for months in advance
They charge by the hour for their ser
vices and make a good living
One woman who was left a widow with
her own way to make took a course in
milliner- -lust as she completed the
opening there for a good milliner and
asking her If she could send one This
woman went nnd her shop soon paid for
all the Investment she had made
Graduates who take the complete course
are prepared to teach If they choose A
new idea Is for them to give Itssons In
homes perhaps to a mother and daugh
ters at the same time They charge at a
given rate a lesson Just as a music
teacher or drawing teacher would and
after the first few -pupils have been gained
the rest is easy for one tells another
The practical nature of this work and
its constant demand ceimmends it at once
Mrs Vman believes that girls should be
taught millinery as well as sewing and
she hopes that in time It may be made
a part of the regular training of the
schools as sewing has been
How The Do It
A specialist in nervous dicases was re
turning to towi a few davs ago sas an
exchange from a professional visit to
TIMES WASHINGTON SUNDAY AItGlW 7i ildl
up with The principal of a womWt col
lege recelveil a letter from a nos
ing
-We want a relined ladjllke ana well
educated trove rnfs for our little girl
Maj I ask if ou think Miss X would lie
equal to teach the usual English ubjc ts
also piano and violin She would be re
iiiind to look after the little glrTflvard
robt as to mending and so on Wl offer
a salary of i20 n car and a retlriddthome
In a beautiful country- iri
Tlie prineipil wrote in reply
Dar Sir I am Mire that Wls Xs
father li id no fdia what salatyawas of
fered or he would not have applied
ThU brought the rectors Wife to the
front In the following letter
Madam Our adctIsemcnf in the
Christian fully stating salary anil re
quirements was answered b Mr
aniong some fort others In a gentleman
ly and straightforward manner There
fore vour curt nnd Insolent rcpl to my
hus1 rtnd s courteous enquiries respiting
MKs X is tetallv imxcusible
tiler
JUI1 llill llllll IU I till Jf IO lilfc
THE BABY INCUBATOR
a keil for nor rcqulied
It would be Interesting to kndw how
rranj replies nnd of whit natureisnrh rtn
advertisement would get in this country
How mill Oiing women are pining to
take charge of a child teach her the
usual branches the piano and the violin
mend her clothes and so on for 109 a
car
Kindergarten teachers b the way re
ceive from 00 to icon a car in England
The av erage annual -airy of a headmis
tress in an elementary school under the
Londoi school board is JIW anel of assis
tants about 150 Juniors receive very
much less Salaries In the reglilar day
HATS TOR THE BEACH v 3
constantly filled during the past ten cars
She now visits different cities trimming
in t ome leading establishment during the
busy season and teaching classes In the
evening She hax private classes others
connected with the Y W C A and has
taught a class ir a social settlement dis
trict paid for by a wealthy woman
In the usual milliner stores girls at the
end of six moiths are able only to do wil
ing and seme of the mechanical parts
Trimming and making are beond their
wildest dreams until they have served an
other term of many months In the milli
ner classes described a girl learns to
wire a hat In one lesson One of the first
lessons Is making bows These must be
artistic and Mrs Aman shows the pu
pils how to give them Just the touch that
makes them so Another lesson teaches
frame making and fitting to the head
Another is on sewing braids Into shapes
and still others are on the different
stitches required making rosettes and all
the late novelties and also draping and
trimming
All the models are first made by the pu
pils from tlzsje paper and tucked chiffon
shlrrings and draplngs are successfully
Imitated and e ctmpltte models are con
structed Itds customary in the Paris
millinery shops to make these for pattern
hats and the designers work In tissue
paper exclusirely their creations being
reproduced in the designated materials by
the trimmers 1 his is not only good prac
tice but it saves expense to the pupil
who furnishes her own material for work
each class the technique is so thorouchlv 1
learned that any new stles and novelties
will be understood as soon as seen
Some of the pupils prove to be genuine
artists with a speeitl gift hut any girl
of average intelligence will learn to do
good work A term Includes twelve les
sons of two hours each and the cost Is
6 A complete course is given for 5 as
many lessons as are necessary to equip
the punll with a thorough business
It was in the household of Duchess Mar I which will enable her to secure a
garet of Burgundv sister of Edward IV Bod position in a first class establish
that the famous nrnter Caxton learned ment or to open a shop of her own
hs art Margaret of Scotland Many however learn for personal ad
ess of I ranee scribbled rondeaux In -
schools begin when there Is no degree
or certificate at 00 and scarcely
above tVO For thofe who have a degree
they begin at 300 and In exceptional cases
reach JlOuO sometimes even more The
headmistresses in these schools receive
from 10X1 to In a very fsw cases 5000 a
car
It In u Stellar Exhibition nt the Buf
falo Kalr
Statistics show that only about 5 per
cent of the Infants prematurely or weakly
born live ordinarily but by means of the
baby incubator of today the lives of
about So per cent are baved The baby
incubator exhibited at the Pan American
Exposition is In a special building on the
Mall near one of the entrance gates and
while It Is In the nature of a concession
or In other words an exhibit it has
proved to be of great Interest to visitors
in a large room dozen
incubators each of which consists of a
glass case In a metal frame and sup
ported on metal legs In each Is a small
w oven wire cot carefully padded Fresh
air is admitted by a large pipe from out
side the building The air passes first
through an antiseptic fluid which de
stros any germs that may be lurking In
It It also passes through cotton which
filters out any ph steal impurities The
air Is then warmed and is finally intro
duced Into the chamber where the baby
lies A pan of warm water keeps the
atmosphere humid and the amount of
moisture is registered by a small hgro
mttcr at one side of tho incubator The
air enters at the bottom of the case
strikes a shield below the cot and Is de
flected downward until it meets the warm
current of air heated by a Bunsen burner
placed outside the case The tempera
ture is automatically regulated by a
thermostat At the side of each case Is
a small boiler which holds about two gal
lons of water Through the proper intro
duction of cold water the circulation Is
controlled in the pipes that heat the In
cubator In the same manner in which It
Is done In a house heated b hot water
A centigrade thermometer In front of
each incubator gives the actual tempera
ture all the time Each infant is swathed
German fashion ard they can be clearly
seen through the glass doors and sides of
the varloub incubators The infants are
sent by the physicians of Buffalo and are
given over to the care of the Institution
Phey are weighed clothed und placed in
the incubator They are usuallv under
five pounds in weight on admh sion The
babies are taken out of the incubators
everv two hours to be fed by the nurses
who live in the building
At the rear of the Incubator room is a
model nurscr A miniature elevator
takes the Infants to the uptairs quarters
to bo fed Most of the babies lie with
their ccs closed and practically the only
sign of life is the occasional flutter nf tine
of the tiny hands In accordance with the
European custom the boS are distin
guished Ly blue ribbons and the girls by
pink The infants at the exposition are
one jrum inuiuuons but are from pri
vate families so that the namts of the
course Mrs vman received a letter little iiatients
are carefully kept from the
from a banker In one of the prosperous i puuIlc AUlle CiKh icuato
s a
c
town of the State there
saing was an on w ls hp
date of Its birth its aamisslon to the in
cubator the circumstances that make ar
tlilcial care advisable its weight nnd any
other detail of significant e The incu
bitor was Invented about sixty ears ago
hut It never came Into general use until
lwS when incubators were installed at
the Paris Maternity Hospital Both Ber
lin and Iondon have permanent institu
tions equipped nnd in successful
operation Scientific American
When Mimriili Vlnlilx Weil
1 he moment a Moorish maiden Is en
gaged It Is the bounden duty of her pa
rents to fatten her up like a lamb for
the sacrifice And this Is where man In
tervenes to thwart the plans of nature
The male is generally slim wiry sinewy
all bone muscles and thews and he llke s
his mate to be as complete a contrast to
himself as possible So she has to train
for it and to perstverc until she becomes
About Ilemit j llulliiliiir
Save money on toothsome trash and
spend it on a reUuble masseuse
Save money on clothes and spend it on
you i complexion
An ugly skin and beautiful apparel light
It out together
There ls the complexion brush
The fortnightly steam bath
The purest of olive oil soap
Complexion bags of bran
Astringents such as benzoin
Bleachers such as hydrozone J
Health bread such aa whole wheat
Cooling salads
Hot water for Internal treatment and
hot water for external treatment
And solJ water and tipid water and va
por baths and sponge baths
Nine hours sleep
Five miles n day In short skirts
Hglenlc underwear
An nfternoon nap
Health perfect health
The road Is hard to climb that loads to
beautys castle Brooklyn Eagle
THE ENGAGED GIRL
She Should
Hi-
siHler to 4lc r
Iiunc c
How shall the encaged girl act nnd Just
what shall she allow herself In the- vvay
of accepting attentini from other men
and particularly from her affianced is n
qucbtlon that has- ben frequently asked
me- aayt Mrs Grey Canfleld in the Chi
cago Chronicle
Begirding the engaged girls conduct
witli other men It can be stated that s he
should be circumspect nnd more than cir
cumspect In addition to this Ehe should
be kind in a wiv that Involves more than
mere etiquette She should consider the
feelings not only pf the- one dearest to
her but of those who come In contact
with htr
The engaged girl w ho during the ab
sei ec of htr betrothed refutes to join
small parties uponTlittIc summer
felons who coniderji simple games Inde
corous who will rwt 03 much as walk
out making ore ol a group taking a
promenade of n summer evening makes
a mistake She- is Jpo proper by far too
absurdly decorous yoo prudish
The easy jileasunt camaraderie of the
engaged girl makesfhe a great summer
favorite and if she w1ll take her place
becomingly In the society of the ummer
tit in which Fhc Js placed she will find
that bcllechlp tccoracs5icre when it could
not belong to her under any other condi
tions Out of the race to use a
the is liked b the joung women be
cause of her total absence of rivalry and
liked by the dung men because of her
cheerful companionsliip without trace of
coquetr for all she has a camaraderie
which Is delightful
When the betrothed of the engaged girl
appears upon the scene all Is changed for
her She is now at liberty to go and to
do to lead and be led she can dance and
take part In a conspicuous way as befits
her talents If she have any in every en
tertainment in the house and the engaged
gtVl who has been quiet and a little in the
background now comes forth conspicu
ously because of the fact that she has
by her side her chosen protector and the
things which she could not do as an en
gaged girl with her betrothed absent are
now possible for her
It Is at this stage that the engaged girl
Is liable to err Unless unusually well
bred she will make public exhibition of
her affection be too devoted perhaps too
utterly settled down too wifely in de
meanor too exclusive as far as the others
are concerned and not sufficiently alive
to the fact that though engaged she ls
by no means married and that between
the two from the standpoint of society
there is as wide a gulf fixed as- in the
home
To know Just how many loverlike at
tentions to accept how muny moonlight
walks to take alone how far to drive un
chaperoned for how long a time the
piazza can be continued these
are questions which the engaged summer
girl must decide for herself or they must
be decided for her by her chaperon
It is far from good form lor tho en
gaged girl to drive day after day alone
certainly the worst of bad taste to pro
long the drives Into whole days excur
sions or to in any way brfngf down the
enarge ot secKing to seclude nerseu irom
the rest of tho company The attitude of
the engaged girl should be that of a sis
ter toward her affianced she showing a
preference for his company a wish to be
agreeable to him a desire to accomiKtny
him or to be one of ail parties of which
he is a part but beyond this very little
more
The engaged period is a haloon time
but it Is also a trIng one The engaged
girl does not know exactly what she may
and what she may not do and In the de
ciding she ls likely to make mistakes
which while by no means serious may
bring down the word of criticism which
she would like to avoid
Criticism is too sharp a word to apply
to the summer girl who l away Irom
home In the society of her betrothed for
all the world loves a lover and all the
world will be partial -to her but at the
same time she should and must show
caution or she will allow her betrothed to
devote himelf to her with an energy and
devotional perseverance which is far from
being dtBlrable
WONT BOTHER WITH WOMEN
I have been much critlcleil for my
independence and tho entire freedom of
action on whicii I Insist I have traversed
the wilderness with no other companions
than mv Indians I have also traveled
with white men the number varing
from one to ten 1 will say tills for the
Indians however A woman is safer
traveling with tiiem tlian she Is with
white men
When I start away from civilization I
have my own riding hoise nnd a saddle
made especially for me I take a squaw
along Uf course women awas ride man
fashion in the can oils bloomers being
given to the tourists with their horses
1 would not wear those loose things I
want clothes that lit so I take my own
garments My outfit conists of heavy
shoes leather leggings knickerbockers a
shirt waist and a wide brimmed felt hat
In the evening In camp 1 wear a short
skirt and a sun bonnet If headgear is
needed That Is my dress up costume
when there are visitors
I am not known as a doctor when on
these expeditions 1 am plain Miss If
the men know ou are a doctor they think
ou are able to wait upon Ourself if
they do not know it ou are taken care
of like any other woman
I never do any coking and above all
any dishwashing If there Is a man In
cVmp
a neighboring city when he saw what he j SoUlSJf irtM fleh whefJJ11 dy The men in
calls a splendid specimen of the manner entombed forever Every morniiil she I i cam r0UKl1 cooks iV so mu1 and th
In which some mothers unconsciously
drive their children Into sanitariums
Across the aisle of the railroad car v as a
woman who had with her a little girj
about six ears old On entering the cir
she seated the little one wtlh a Jar that
must have made its teeth rattle Then
nt intervals of one or two minutes during
the wear Journey ehe paid the child
these maternal attentions She took off
her hat she smoothed her hair she put
the hat on again she removed the childs
little jacKet and put It on again she
straightened her collar she wlpid htr
face with her handkerchief she removed
an imaginary cinder from her ee she
smoothed her rulr ngaln she took on and
relied the ribbon on htr hair she stood
her up and smoothed her down she un
fastened the bow at her neck and retic d It
The pocr child evidently accustomt d to
this nerve denrofclns attention accept ed
the situation with pithetic and silent en
durance Bfore Chicago was reaihed the
little one was utterly worn out and
stepped from the car in the woe
begone fashion The doctor could not re
frain from giving some words of advice
to the mother who wrs astounded to
hear from the famous man tint she was
taking the very best possible way to ruin
her childs nervous system
The Enulinh Govenirxa
The governess ls not an American Insti
tution Even the rich families of the
large cities do not depend on a governees
for the education of the girls Sensibly
enough the children are sent to a private
school where they are not only tnught
as a rule by more competent teachers
but have the advantage of proper dlsel
pllne and of association with other girls
In England tho governesses are thicker
than blackberries Even poor families
cannot forego that luxury The gov
erness herself works hard and earns little
One who gets 5 a year Is In luck
Here Is on instance to show how much
less a good many of them have to put
takes the soft part of her w beaten bread
and rolls It Into long round olr lumt
twice the length of her little finger and of
tho girth of Her thumb After each rncal
she cats thri e or foul of these gradually
increasing the dose At first while the
pirit Is willing nnd the fltsh Is we ik
she is allowed to wash them down with
milk or green tea Liter on liquids are
tabooed Most girls manage in time to
put away liftv or sixty of these aids to
obesitv cve v day By the time the wd
ding day comis round the brides have
wholly lost their slimness and after a
few vears they hivo Irretrievably for
ftlted the female form divine and re
semble huge sacks of down One of thoc
ladles having emigrated to Spiln her
friends there had to have a huge crescent
hewn out of the dinner table to accom
modate her In Morocco tables arc not
vet the fashion no more than knives and
forks
TIiIh In How One Winter IleKurtlM Her
A fortunate woman is Dr Elizabeth
Snyder of the Womans Medical College
and Dispensary of Philadelphia who
will leave the Quaker City this week
wearing knickerbockers leather leggings
and a cowboy hat and go West In quest
of gold This will not be her first ad
venture in this region She has spent
almost three ears in Arizona and south
ern Utah and while there on a former
tour she discovered oil on the San Juan
Biver in southern Utah and gold in
small quantities She has as a remem
brance of her experience an exceedingly
fine collection of Indian relics and pot
tery of the prehistoric age All of this
potter was exhumed by herself
I never make any plans that may not
be changed at a minutes notice de
clares this uniciuq and clever woman
For that reason I never take another
with me on my expeditions She
would be certain to have aches and pains
and get tired and interfere with mv free
dom
tue west nave to
that thev are nil ennil
excellent dishwashers
The really like to cook in cimp because
they can spill everthing all over the
ground The have so much more free
dom than In n house
I alwas ilee p in the open air of
course when on these trips I have a
tent but rarely hive It put up It is too
much trouble when one is tired at night
If it rains 1 just crawl under it
OIimctv ntlou larfies
Mrs Nebb I am going to an observa
tion party this afternoon dear
Husband An observation part What
sort of a party Is that
Mrs Nebb Mrs Qulzzers next door
neighbor ls moving and Mrs Quizzer Ins
invited a few friends to watcli through
the windows and see what they have
Ohio State Journal
A Mutter of Iiilluenee
There Is a good deal of merriment
Walnut Hill Cincinnati
among the residents of
cinnati s fashionable residence section
over a romance in which the principal nc
tors art a joung soviet lady of Park Ave
nue ii prominent attache of the postoffice
department the board- of public ser
vice and an electric light pole srjs the
Chicago Chtiinicle
The ouug lady Is a beautiful brunette
nnd lives In a stiiul mansion on Park
Avenue not a thousand milts from the
bridgt spanning Kemper Lane She has
scores of admirt re so uian in fact that
on some evtnings ithq ifront veranda Is
thronged with swaliis and the clear lwtcs
of the mandolin and thrum of the guitar
can lie htard until theolock proclaims the
late hour
A stately electric light pole Had been
placed in front of till resilence5 nnd the
effulgent rns of the arc light annoyeel
this tali main 1 hta lhht seemed to work
overtime nnd beaiiitu flereelv Kipon her
and her admirers as tlity whiled the hap
py hours uvvay
finally in desperation she called upon
a p cmlnent official In the pestofflce de
partm4ntiKhohad Influence nt in turn
vis He rtMbajfcoard of puble service and
usvd this InUneiwe to Mich good
J J11 1 sa n - K1G of
huskv laborers appeared and the pol nnd
arc llcht were moved fnllv 20 fcct istant
Pfatrhiai croletude reigned for a month
until imq morning during the week
the maid was horrified to Ixrhold the same
rldevvalKf iV hch the electric pole for
merly repvjst She drove out calling that
artcrnoojjaml when she returned to her
horror aql rfma7encnt the e cctrlc pole
had ben iHoved back to Its former place
direct infr nt of the veranda
The nrxlomornlng she hurried to the
THE WOMAN MAHKHAM KNEW
Anecdote or the Author of
The Jlun
With the Hoe
Edwin Markham some vears before he
gained The Man With the Hoe reputa
tion was visiting some friends In the
East His hostess tring to find some
bond by way of mutual friendship kept
asking the distinguished thinker if he
knew Mrs Smith or Mrs Brown or
Mrs Jones and spent almost a half an
hour going through the list of San Fran
ciscos UQ Markham said he was ig
norant of their existence and was not
well posted In the society news but he
Irrelevantly remarked he knew Mrs Mary
Ann Burke the poor old lead pencil
peddler who was always to be round at
the foot or Cherry Hill seated on the
ravement there She had Just been ad
mitted into the workhouse the last I
heard of her and I have written a poem
suggested by her lorely pitiful old
figure bowed and bent by years and Ill
ness under the cruel sleet of a winters
night The poem was then recited It
was Instinct with the same sympathy
and humanity and pity for a class or un
fortunates even more hopeless in their
sorrows than the subject of his world
renowned poem Every verse had the re
frain She was so old so old There
was not a dry ee when the poet sat
dow n
Afterward he told a friend If ones
emotions could only become caught and
fixeil and become a part of ones nature
Utopia were already here M hearers
were one and all touchetl nnd made
thoughtful for a moment but the amiable
Mr Smart next had the floor and he re
counted some stories which threw the
whole part into paroxsms of laughter
and m poor forlorn old woman was
straightway forgotten It was I suppose
out of place for me to recite such a poem
in such merry company But still it Is
mv belief that I and all others who work
for the cause must use every slight op
portunity to keep touching and arousing
and developing the latent and best emo
tions which every man possesses no mat
ter in how germinal a degree Only this
way can my dream of practical Socialism
ever be realized
Itnllun Girls Never Flirt
In Italy according to Marchesa Theo
doli who writes about What Girl Life In
Italy Means In the Ladies Home Jour
nal for August there is plenty of love
making but not between the oung peo
ple of the higher social class Among the
lower classes the ouths are freer to
please thernselv es and there Is no lack of
furious love making easoned with jeal
ousy estrangements peacemakings tears
and smiles as Mother Nature Intended It
to be But there is no flirting Love Istaken
very seriously and on the girls side at
least is indulged In with marriage as the
end in view Flirting for the sake of
amusement simply to while away the
long sumnrr das or as a mild stimulant
at balls one parties with no idea of mat
rimony In the background Is a kind of
sport which has not jet reached us from
bejond the Alps We arc so far behind
the times that to grant the slightest privi
lege to a man who has not avowedly
shown th it he means marriage would be
HAS FIFTY FIVE WIVES
Thin African Wonder Is at the Ililf
fnlo Shlfvv
Obendnga has fifty tHe wives As ha
sat in the shade of a coa in the African
village esterday he kicked at the shadow
of a slave spat on tho bayuso ot a bemc
gor and nodded solemnly1 that he had
spouses two score and fifteen Ramgoo
tula the priest Interpreted Into French
from Senegalese of the twenty ninth dia
lect
Obtjjga marries with a nod- He ducks
-
w ni s i
i mi
N JPS W F O I
Dress of coral pink loulsine The corsage and skirt are ornamented with ap
plications of black Chantilly lace and barrettcs of narrow black velvet The
Waistband is of black velvet fastened behind
gentleman in the postoffice and imperi
ously asked whv the pole had bee t re-
iiirneti to its out position
1 dont know he answered Maybe
some one with a stronger pull than mine
had It put back Ill go over to the board
of public works and enquire And he
did And when he returned to the wait
ing maid she gasped
ho was it Some one with greater
influence no doubt
Yes he answered our father
his head and grunts twice and the cere
mon is as binding in Senegal as if it
were held in a grand cathedral with a
parade u the main aisle to the altar
while Lohengrins march poured forth
In the marriage line Obendaga has ducked
about 280 times according to the reeta
graves and surviving spouses By the
banjada count of bamboo rows lie has
been a widower 231 times nnd i n huehina
to lift j -five more women now living as his
in r oT many more uuenuaga won
with a nod in the dajs of jouth hlstory
telis not and the banyada count has left
no bamboo row to -relate
What Is bgone the burial claims
raja Obendaga A bgone wife Is better
dead her life is spent her das are
over
Itamgootula here heeded a few words
of rrench anil caiitfmiQiv ii esn -
chief to speak of domestic matters The
utterances nf Obendaga are the words of
a seer Ramgootula with profuse obeis
ance explained that the great and good
and wise and sublime Obendaga would
condescend to speak of Memories of my
wives and how to pick themj
Wives are like weeds sometimes un
less ou choke them they choke ou un
less OU cut them ofT thev nnlcnn o
grunted Obendaga
When a woman smiles and keeps her
teeth shut marrj her for a colula who
can bite when she laughs
The wife who scratches her left side
with her right hand is goodf she who
scratches her left side with her left hand
can scratch with both hands shun her
When a woman weeps pat her once If
she still weeps beat her twice
If you do not like a womans ear cut
it off sne will hear no less and may look
more beautiful
Despise not all women built like co
coanut trees In every forest must be
some cocoanut trees
A yellow woman Is like mtiddy water
fit only for cooking
Why kiss It is like patting a sugar
tree
When jou want a woman take her if
3u can if you cannot make her feel her
loss
Be condescending
nlimi o n o
she likes it Cocoanuts grow simply to
fall nnd lie around the foot of a tree A
man with many wives Is a cocoanut tree
with much fallen fruit
A woman fights with glances a man
with spears glances are sharper
than some spears
If there Is trouble In jour huts shift
the women women must live together a
week before they fight
Some wives nurse hit
dren nnd love them full as well see that
such wives have a family of grievances
One or my best wives hated me when
1 married her and loved me when 1 told
her to die
One wife Is as If the clock alwajs
marked high noon there are other hours
on the clock
One wife Is like one meal every day
and that one meal alwas boyada the
same food the stomach will not stand it
If a wife sneezes at ou take snuff
and sneeze thrice at her Then spit
When a wife cuts vour trum wiair
she picks jour teeth with her loppa make
no sound make no wince or sign of reel
ing later see if she can do likewise
under pain
Some women must be won in the sun
others in the shade Judge them their
ejes not by their skin as some burn
quicker in the shade than ethers in the
sun
Slap some pinch others never pat
them unless to save a word
Talk little to women listen much
talk for many and listen for few
Better to have a woman fear jou than
to think she can wave a doga to a lover
behind jour back A woman admires a
lion that will eat her more than a monkej
that will chatter for her peanuts
The wink ls not known In Senegal we
do not blink at the sun or t each other
What we see we see What is we see
What is not other countries can wink at
Tiftv llve wives nri like a long jour
ney W hen the traveler wearies he can
rest by the w a side In the moonlight
Do not worry over what a woman
means A dog follows ou whether ou
understand his barks He barks to the
moon A woman often means even less
than the moon
I bring three wives here I leave be-
considered downright dishonest by a re- iiril flftj two for what jou call modetv
spectable Italian girl A g rl who is not M0ilftj is it means clothes
mirrlcil at thirty will rem tin in the same iush s and less wives known to others
dependent state us at seventeen She Alw a s have an odd number of wives
WOUld no more think Of Walking the ft I true nlremle In thl i pnimtrv Me
streets alone palng a visit or traveling when they pnnMi for an even number
from the eitv to the country without a
companion or a chaperon than she would
think of choosing her own clothes and
dnssing as she liked best Not even at I
that mature age would she choose- i bus-
hind for herself without the approval of
her family
Milliliter W n to the Women I
The wise and facetious Minister Wu
Ting fang made his appearance in a new
mi tlm other evcnlni at a large gather-
men are in prison for two wives but not
for three Blgamv is even numbered
polvgamy Ts odd numbered One ls an odd
number
The less clothes a wife wears the more
she has to hide in her head if she would
keep it from OU Clothes are foolish
t ittooing is far more ornamental and
does not chafe Tailors are like monkes
tails good onlv for hanging
Whit is art I never saw- it before I
came here In Stntgal art as I sec It
in this countr would be for a monkey
lug where both ladles and gentlemen were to hang b Its tall in a cocoanut tree and
- I mike all tribes believe it was a man In
he the most conplcu
present where was
ous guest He was asked to sa a few
words to the ladles in response to a loit
to them He said When I se e so many
finel built women confronting me nnd I
nm caller upon to be the gallant of the
moment what can I say but that I wish
high suspense
Wives are useful particularly If jou
smoke Let their teeth be good it means
better snuff
Children Thev are Incidents Great
men deal onlv with events
Marr much Do not take it seriously
Often bid wivis make gocjd iw idow s It is
for thit moment only I were not n China- mini eo ue tue nu cu a guou wite
I V No in in ever was the Widower of a good
man I hould like to be an American as
1 stand here so that eacn one ot ou
would appear us beautiful to me as jou
aetuillv mut be when seen tlirntgh utir
eountrjmcns ejes Alas the slight dif
ference In the formation of mj orbs can
not do justite to the Impression jou nuke
upon me Individti illy and Jolntl and i
erally But there are some well nourlshtd j
liurcs and formu among you that re ally
appear to bo as fine as the best th it mv I
own Tertlle country has produced And
jour Intelligence and souls 1 am told
which are hidden tinder our Intricate
fashionable apparel are more beautiful
even than cur forms May ou all fel
the denth nnd sincerity of mv admiration
and in ly your youthful looks and honor
able ears always walk hand In hand
All tint Americans need to reach the
real stage of life wlire others will tio all
flu work and fill their pipes Is more sun
more wives an 1 Iiss clothes The wise
whiles tell us alwis do today what jou
should not put on till tomorrow
Wlit n the cooks spoil the broth In our
hind we put them lu the pot to make
more It solves the eiuestlon of food
Mnnv women would rather be one of
llfty flvc wives than one of none They
are not nil black None of them may be
white There ore other colors In the
world
A priest never lies said RamaootuU
even when he slops
That did not mean that Ramgootula
i slept standing up Buffalo Express
WOMEK OF NEW ZEALAK
Novel Theory Propounded at Their
National Council
Thcr Decide Thnt Store Ilrnlns An
Keiinlred in Domestic Work Than
Ilelilml n Counter or at a Machine
Some Other Matter Dlcnxed
The women of New Zealand have dis
covered the reason why the mill ami the
shop are so generally preferred to do
mestic service by young women It Is be
cause more brains are required In do
mestic work than behind a counter or at
a machine This novel theory was pro
pounded at the recent convention of tho
NationalCouncll of New- Zealand Women
Among the subjects dlsciisctl Were The
Importance or having technical education
provided bv the State human betterment
the domestic service problem and the
economic Independence of women
One speaker said that the want of adap
tabllit In the Gnr workman was due
to the one sided nature of the educational
svstem She urj ed thit compulsory con
tinuation classes should be hed In the
evening this would be a means or clear
ing the streets of many of the young peo
ple who frequent them She referred to
the practice of sending children to farms
and expressed the opinion that this should
be stopped
Another thought that horticulture and
fruit culture would furnish suitable and
remunerative occupation for women and
urged experiment in those directions
In connection with the papers on Hu
man Betterment the council adopted a
resolution to this efTect
That this council deplores the mili
tarism which is extending Its ravages
over the world Increasing the burdens of
ever people fomenting national and In
ternational Jealousies and inciting viru
lent racial hatreds The council consid
ers that the difficulties between nations
are always capable of peaceable settle
ment If mediatory methods be employed
In time and it therefore heartily wel
comes the establishment of the Interna
tional Court of Arbitration
It was resolved also to petition the Gov
ernment to increase the amount or the
old age pension to 10 shillings a week
anel to provide cottages for such pension
ers
Prison reforms were considered in this
section and the Elmira Reformatory in
New York was referred to as offering An
excellent sj stem for imitation
The domestic service problem brought
rcrth the expression of belief by many
that If domestic science were taught as
other studies are the feeling that house
work is degrading would gradually dis
appear and a better class of household
workers would be the result Several
speakers said that If mistresses had been
alwajs properlj considerate the present
difficulties would not have arisen and
another made the statement first quoted
The establishment of municipal laundries
and kitchens was advocated on the
ground that If cooking and washing could
be simplified much of the existing friction
would disappear
Another Idea advocated was that all
joung girls should be trained in domes
tic science The speaker thought that
mistresses would find It beneficial to do
their own housework merely employing
a trained girl for a certain number of
hours a daj From a monetary point
of view she believed that girls were better
off In domestic service than in other
branches of labor
In the discussion on the economic In
dependence of women it was resolved
That this council is of opinion that In
all cases where men and women are en
gaged In the same work either In the
emploj of the Government or of private
Individuals equal wages should be paid
for equal work
The mover said that this matter was
one of growing importrnce since women
were entering so freely into industrial
life But women had for so long such
limited Interests that thej failed to rec
ognize the wider social claims One of
the greatest difficulties was that so many
j oung women are willing to work for a
pocket money wage
The concluding act of the council was
to resolve That this council approach
the Premier and represent to him that
the most sincere tribute that can be paid
to the memory or her late Majesty Queen
Victoria Is the removal or the disabilities
of the women of this colony as a recogni
tion of her beneucent rule
THE LATEST COMPLEXION
Delicate Work of Sutherland VI nc
elonnld the Tntoolfit
What ma be called an indelible com
plexion ls now at the disposal of such
women as have hitherto deplored the lack
of color In their cheeks Enamel and
rouge be they laid on never so deftly
are things of a few hours onlj but the
new discovery means a permanent giow
of color warranted to wash Just like any
other piece of tattooed epidermis Foi
the indelible complexion Is the work of a
clever tattoolst Sutherland Macdonald
who for many ears practiced his deli
cate art in London Personages whose
names are of international have
been decorated by Mr Macdonald getting
their arms and chests blazoned with an
chors ships dragons armorial bearings
regimental flags and scores of other de
vices Not a few women of note have
been his clients but these generally
contented themselves with a tiny butter
fly on the shoulder or some equally small
design on the arm
Not long ago he was visited by a rich
j oung American woman who was then In
the whirl ot an arduous social season and
found that artificial color was becoming
more and more of a to her
cheeks She had become tired of rouge
and suggested to Mr Macdonald that he
his hand at producing a nice healthy
glow that would be a permanent addition
to her other charms of mind and person
The tattoolst lor a moment was stagger
ed at the suggestion but readllj saw that
If it could be carried out large addition to
his Income was sure to result He there
fore asked the lady to return In a week
Meantime he experimented on such por
tions of his own skin as had not jet been
used in that waj and when the fair
American returned he was able to assure
her of his ability to produce the ccact
tint desired
The gave him several sittings
her society friends meantime having been
given to understand that she had gone to
the Continent for a short visit The ex
periment was a success bejond expecta
tion and of course the artificially beau
tlfieei was unable to keep the secret She
told a close friend who passed it along
and at latest accounts Mr Macdonald s
lime was being taken up largely In pro
ducing indelible complexions
How to Grow Tall
A curious craze has developed In France
where the women have concluded that
are not as tall as thej ought to be
Some handsome American and English
women of stately proportions as to alti
tude have been prominent there of late
and Mme tie Paris has gazeel on them
with envy Now- comes forward a French
professor who claims to have a process
by which he can supply the demand for
increased stature even though the sub
iect mnv have reached maturity He
treats the anklts knees and spine elec
trlcall cl liming that the osseous mat
ter at the Joints Is thereby expanded and
the growth of the bones stimulated He
claims he c in add two fifths of an Inch
per month during sit montns treatment
lhe prnfesor has a large number of
petite patients already
Like a Inil
A little girl from an East End slum was
invited with others to a charity dinner
given at a great house In the West End
of London In the course of the meal the
little maiden stnrtled her hostess by pro
pounding the query
Does our husband drink
W hy no replied the astonished lady
of the house
After a moments pause the miniature
qterist proceeded with the equally bewil
dering questions
How much coal do oti burn What ls
vour husbands salary Has he am- bad
habits
Bv this time the presiding genius of the
table felt calleel upon to ask hr humble
guest what made her ask such strange
questions
Well was the Innocent reply mother
told me to behave like a lady and when
ladles call at our house they always ask
mother those questions London Spare
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