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Maay of the coats and wraps offered
for fall and winter are of a shape so new
that we are obliged to notice them at
least, whether we exactly like them or
not. The most marked of all of these
styles are the three-quarter coats, and
they are cut plain and also so that they
are hud in folds from top to bottom, and
all tie folds are stitched down flat to
within about ten inches of the edge, and
that gives them a flare at the bottom
thet-is not at all ugly. But the most of
these long garments are quite tight
around the bottom, and that is never a
graceful thing. Still, there is always a
slight flare, otherwise folks would be
lieve that the wearer had put her broth
er's coat on by mistake. Naturally these
long coats nre ef the best quality of ker
sey and some others of the thickest of
the woolen stuffs. They are nearly all
made with double breasted effects and
have fancy pockets and turndown col
lars and from 0 to 12 large smoke
pearl buttons. All the seams are strap
stitched, and yokes are sometimes made
and sometimes simulated, and on every
part where such can be added one finds
ft quantity of Btitemng. One long coat
had the back cut quite plain, like a box
coat, and in the front there were two
folds, and these were so disposed that
they formed a very ornamental plastron,
and it was stitched as closely as possi
ble. There was a yoke, but whether this
was only outlined by the stitching or real
no one could tell. The collar and revers
were also treated in the same way. This
coat is the type of many of the same
kind, the only difference being that the
material or color differs from the others.
Kersey is the best style for these, and it
is expected that they will, with the addi
tion of a far edllar or boa, be quite warm
enough for the coldest days. One thing
tnore should be mentioned, and that is
that these coats are finished on the inside
just like a man's coat, and fully half of
them are lined with mercerized lustral, a
material very like sateen, but very much
prettier and far more durable than silk.
X noticed one coat was quilted on the lin
ing down to the waist line, and I suspect
that something of the square effect on
the shoulders was due to a judicious use
of wadding, just as men’s coats are made
to give the dear creatures such broad and
manly shoulders to lay one’s head down
on. Don't you tell that I said this, for I
should be blamed all around. The girls
would not thank me tor destroying such
a sweet illusion, and the men would not
like to have thq girls know that they are
indebted to their tailors for more than
the mere clothes.
Peau de sole and other heavy black
silk and sometimes satin and velvet are
used to make another style of coat gar
ments, and these are extremely elegant
and dressy. First there is a scalloped
yoke, and this is trimmed with several
lines of fine silk soutache braid and three
fine 5et buttons, according to the material
in the garment If it is of satin or silk,
the soutache does not show up so well
as the featherbone cord, but in that case
CDs does not need so much, as it is too
rich to bear more than two or at the ut
most three lines of it. Velvet looks best
with passementerie, but from the pecul
iar form of these coats they could not be
treated-like a wrap or cape or evening
mantle. = They all require more elaborate
To resume about the silk coats. The
fem,er portion is plaited to the yoke and
faejened' down so that the folds cannot
tbine out. It is plaited all around, and
the. folds are fastened as in front. The
ileftveq are what is known as Paquin
jhape.-bht Paquin nor any other man can
be 'Bajd< to have invented or designed
{jppat: sleeves, for several times in the j
history of dress just such have been worn
with scarcely any difference. They are
bell shape and have turned up cuffs and
uudersleeves of the suine, with a little
lace or applique around them.
Many ladles will wear the short jacket
until the cold days shall make another
garment necessary, and these are short
in .good .earnest, as they reach scarcely to
fhe^waTst line at the back, and fn most
cases they have a sort of tab in the front.
Some have the high collar and others the
flat one. After these and between these
and the three-quarter coat there is an
other jacket, and this is short, yet long
enough to allow the garment to be call
ed a box. This style is often made to
match a suit, and the only trimming al
lowed is a set of handsome but apparent
ly plain buttons. In one the' collar was
high and turned In a queer, careless
kind of flare. It is exactly box shape,
but short, never reaching below the hips.
One had a velvet collar and rovers, but
that is not necessary. 1 believe they call
these “ladies’ double breasted reefer
suits,” and the most I have seen were
made of homespun, cheviot, Venetian and
all the other stout and durable woolens.
The rough cheviots and the flecked
zibelines and other rough stuffs are by
all means the best to use for full suits.
To sum up about the coats, there are
long princess shapes with hoods and red
ingotes of several shapes, but mostly box,
for automobiling and driving. These are
in every color imaginable, and some that
seem rather light and delicate for riding
in the dust Next come the golf capes of
double faced kersey and plaids. After
them are the circular capes, and there :
are many of these. Some are quite plain, ’
and others are embroidered and trimmed
more or less lavishly with ribbon sewed
on as a garniture. Every shupe, size and
style of cape except the ripple belongs to
the season now here. Every kind of ma
terial from cloth or dress material to the
richest brocade and velvet is seen, and
one can easily find a choice. Some of the
dark colored velvet and velutina coats in
half and three-quarter lengths are rich
and fine. Fur, feathers and beads and
just plain stitching are all right.
Skirts are of several shapes and kinds,
but the “pedestrian” skirt, as It is called,
is just now the newest and therefore the
best. The most of these are just to the
boot tops and stitched until they set out
well from the feet. Some of them have
a ripple flounce at the bottom. The Rus
sian blouse suits are deservedly popular
for all sorts of uses, and they are ex
ceedingly stylish. The skirts are full
and flaring, and some have a flounce, but
the chief thing to admire is that the
front of the blouse is so ornamented,
nearly always with military collar and
double breasted box fronts. All the
nicest of the woolen goods are made In
to these suits. Nearly ail of the very
finest of the suits have a suspicion of a
military finish to them, a sort of com
bination of ail kinds mingled, with Rus
sian a trifle more pronounced.
x tuxagiiic uuut ua >. uiat'u uutc iucu
fall millinery by now, but if they have
not and would like to see a couple of ele
gant representative hats they may find
them here. The high crowned concern is
ot lace over old rose velvet and with a
few silver threads woven in. The full
drapery is of the same velvet, with an
aigret and a silver and steel buckle in
front. The other is a toque of fluorescent
silk twisted into all sorts of shapes, and
in front are a buckle and a stiff wing. The
whole toque is of silk, which is two
tones of brown. The third hat is a pearl
gray felt, bound with dark green velvet.
On the top are bows of green velvet and
black amazon ostrich plumes, and a
pink velvet rose is fastened under the
brim at the right side. There is no set
way to trim any hat. All that Is neces
sary is to have enough stuff to muss it
all up without regard to mst.
t'p to Date Babies.
In the good, old fashioned days the
baby coach was handed down from one
generation to another, but the modern in
fant would feel highly insulted if he were
taken out in the coach of his forbears.
He wants a thoroughly up to date car
rage in which to take his ailing, and if
he doesn’t have it he Is apt to voice his
protests in a tone to which distance lends
The adjustable gocart is here, the one
that closes all up and can be carried on
a trolley. It has been found to be a great
convenience to mothers who wish to take
their children to the park or suburbs, but
are not strong enough to carry the little
one in their arms.
.-a** i■**»>*.;*.
Towson—Is your daughter a finished
Yorkrode—Not yet, but the neighbors
are making threats.—Exchange.
. i.. Disguise.
How Queen Victoria’# Grnnddaugh
ter# Attended an Irlalt Fair.
The days of romance are not past if we
ire to believe recent news. Beautiful
princesses still roam the countryside in
disguise and mix with their subjects in
pleasant frolics. The Irish peasants at
:hc Clones fair little suspected that they
hail in their midst the Princess Mar
garet of Connaught and her sister. Prin
cess Victoria Patricia, but such was the
The two girls are the greatest of chums
and never lose an opportunity of being
together. Princess Margaret will be 18
years old in January, and her sister is
about 14, but in spite of this difference
!n years there is the most perfect under
standing between them. Therefore when
the idea of going to the Clones fair oc
curred to Princess Margaret it was nat
ural that her sister should immediately
fall in with the plan. But how should
they go? Not as royalty; that would be
bo fun. They would simply have to go
about in a carriage, and the peasantry
would be awed by their presence. No;
they wanted to catch the true spirit of
an Irish fair, see the humorous side, and
to do that there was only one way to go—
incognito—to dress as ordinary people
and mingle with the crowd, which is ex
actly what they did.
Behold then Queen Victoria’s favorite
granddaughters gayly tripping in and out
of the holiday crowd. No one in the world
Photo by Bassano, London.
would have guessed that they were any
thing different from the girls around
them. They went from booth to booth
buying trinkets, laughing and talking
with the peasant women. They joined in
all the guessing contests and the other
features of fairs. In other words, they
had a “royal” good time. Trobably. like
Ilaroun-al-Rasebid, they overheard many
odd bits of conversation and saw many
new sides of life, and it is probable some
of these talcs will form good telling now
that Princess Margaret is visiting the
queen at Balmoral. For her majesty has
a keen sense of humor and delights in the
presence and the talk of the gay young
Princess Margaret is the eldest daugh
ter of the Duke of Connaught and is said
to be the most charming and accomplish
ed of all the marriageable European
princesses. She is very popular and is
known in the neighborhood of Castle
blayne as “The Fair Princess,” a title
she has merited by her goodness and af
fectionate simplicity of manner. She is
reported to be engaged to the ezarowitz,
the only brother of the emperor of Rus
STaming to Yanng Wives.
I would strongly advise all young house
keepers when they first take possession
of their new home not to attempt even
the giving of an “at home” until they
have settled down a little and know
something of the capabilities of their new
servants, writes Lady Clare in the Lon
don Lady. So many young couples now
start their married life In a flat that it
is looked upon as quite a matter of course
to keep only one servant, for the usual
flat even when situated in the best po
sition has a very limited number of bed
rooms. A young wife, therefore^if wise,
will, to quote the now well knov.Yl words
of one of our national heroes, “Sit tight
and keep quiet” until she discovers what
her new domestic can do in the way of
opening the door, showing visitors, wait
ing, etc.
It does not take long to find out what
she is capable of, nor to teach a girl who
is ready and willing to learn the correct
way of doing things.
Encouragement For Bachelor Maids.
An article in a Sydney paper discusses
the relative proportion^ of men to women
in the colonies of Oceania. It is true that
the disparity of numbers is not so great
now as it was, and the tendency is to
ward equalization. Yet even in South
Australia there are only 85 Beatrices for
every 100 Benedicts, and this is the most
highly favored colony. In such colonies
as Western Australia, “where the gold
comes from,” there are only about DO
spinsters for every 100 bachelors; iu
Queensland the percentage of unmarried
females to unmarried males is 65, and
in New South Wales 76. New South
Wales and Victoria take the largest con
signment of female emigrants, for the
excess of unmarried men is 90,960 in the
former colony and 73,408 the latter.
In Tasmania only 8,875 heroines are re
quired, but New Zealand requires 43,557
for equality of the sexes.
The German Method.
A German method of preserving peach
es and apricots is to peel and halve them,
removing the stones, weigh and allow
the same weight of sugar, cover the fruit
with sugar and stand aside overnight.
Drain off the sirup and boil it well; then
drop in the fruit a little at a time. When
thoroughly hot, lift out again with n
strainer and set on plates in full sun
shine to dry. Set out a second day; then,
if fairly dry, roll the fruit in granulated
sugar and pack it away in fiat biscuit
tins'. By doing the fruit In smiff quanti
ties at a time the sirup Is economises.,
and no water is needed.
When the present dowager queen of
Italy was the young Princess Margherite
of Savoy, her parents took little pains to
prepare her for a high position in life,
but she was bright and ambitions, and so
• she “formed” and educated herself. She
did it so successfully that she stands cut
among the royal ladies of the earth for
her charm of manner, charms of intellect
and general knowledge. -
• I'.
One of the most powerful, but unfor
tunately, one of the least judiciously em
ployed, factors which can be used In the
right training of a boy, Is encouragement.
By this is meant, not that exaggerated
praising and petting which is sometimes
showered on a boy for having done what
is right under ordinary normal circum
stances ,and where there could be no
temptation to do otherwise. It is, in
every case, a mistake to let your boy
think he is extraordinary good and woii
derful because he has not been ill-behaved
or has lied He should feel at all time*
that his mother expects him, as a matter
of course, to do what is right—that of
which his conscience approves; and he
should be trained in regard his mother's
approval as sufficient reward.
But wo should not forget that there are
times when strong influences pull towards
that which a boy should not do. If he
yields, especiully if it is for the first time.
Instead of either inflicting punshment or
allowing the matter to pass unnoticed, ap
peal should be made to his better feel
ings. Boys answer to such an appeal
(even when they try to put on an air of
bravado) much more*; readily than is
usually thought. Appeal from the .stand
point that you give him credit for not
having actually sought to do wrong, but
for yielding only under temptation. At
the same time give him credit for the
intention not to yield again, as all yield
ing is weak and unmanly. Tell him that
you konw he can resist, you expect him
to resist, and, most of all,, that you
trust him oto resist. For what resistance
he did show give him full credit, and
show him that what is contemptible is
not once failing to do right, but in con
tinuing to do wrong. Boys understand
such distinctions keenly.
Christ did not condemn flagrant sinners
who were haled before (Him, but bade
them go and sin no more. What a boy
neds, especially when striving to over
come any tendency, is encouragement
in trying to do what it right particu
! larlSr when his efforts do not satisfy him
i self. Encourage him to keep on trying,
i most of ail when he finds it hard, and
! otcome and tell you when he feels dis
| heartened. It Is at such moments that
■ the die is cast. He should be shown
j that trying is more than half the bat
j tie and will always win in the end; that
j defat does not exist for those who do not
; give up; for those who, beaten to their
. knees, still fight on; who, thrown down,
j immediately struggle to their feet.
Nothing helps a boy more than the
i knowledge that his mother depends on
j him to be the b£st he can; and appre
! ciates the fact that he is struggling man
i fully; that even if at first he does not
! succeed brilliantly his mother has the
uttermost, unshaken faith in his ultimate
i success.
I uisa great mistake to scold a boy for
! bis slips, and magnify molehills Into
' mountains. Besides, the boy feels then
! that be is before a harsh judge, resem
| bIinS tb« well known pompus head-mas
I ter of an English school, who, in lecturing
| a .pupil severely for some trifling pecca
dillo, said sternly:—"My boy do you know
; von have imperilled the safety of your
1 immortal soul and you have offended
1 Me.”
As long as a boy is believed in and
believes in himself, he will continue to
strive to do right, and will succeed.
But while all encouragement should be
given, and when nedful, warnings of the
punishment which will follow continued
wrongdoing, threateneing should be avoid
ed as a sin. To begin with threatening is
cowardly. It also is an acknowledge
ment that a repetition of dn offence Is ex
pected, and thus betrays a lack of con
fidence in a boy’s wish to do right. This
j at once takes away his motive for striv
ing. Then, again, a threat is a challenge.
"If you- I will -” inclines
a boy to the doing. He recognizes the in
justice of the treatment and is likely to
grow defiant.
Encouragement and utter fairness will
win a boy’s confidence, without which
nothing can be achieved.
. * .
Woman is a sacred name, God made it
so. Her sphere is not one of doubt. It is
a kingdom called home.
The progress of the present century in
America has wrought marvelous changes
in every department of human effort,,-de
clares Colonel Mamie G. Morris, in the
Pittsburg “Leader.” Conditions and cus
toms have in many ways been revolution
ized. . And while the tendency has been to
reform, every advancement, it seems, has
but opened up broader avenues and pos
sibilities for both evil and harm. This is
especially true of politics.
This is a time when much is being said
and written about political corruption;
and like other things relating to politics,
it is both exaeeerated and distorted by
would-be reformers. It is a condition that
exists, and as our lawyer husbands,
sweethearts and friends tell us, “there is
a remedy for every wrong,” so there must
be a remedy for political pollutions. What
ever this remedy may be, it is not wom
en’s ballots.
mere is a cause behind every effect.
There must he one behind our political
pollutions. What is it? Trace it back,
step by step, and you will confront the ir
refutable truth that our nation’s politics
can only be purified, and kept pure, where
the nation’s heroes and heroism find their
origin and inception—in the home.
Show me a corrupt politician or official
and I will show you a man over whom
woman’s love and her best, sweetest, tru
est and purest influence is not exerted.
The men who disgrace their common
wealth and dishonor themselves are not
the men who possess the true, watchful'
and devoted love of pure and noble mind
ed women. If women would exert a good
influence over their husbands, advising
them against imprudence and wrong in all
things, and prayerfully see that their sons
were reared to be moral, upright, religious
men; if they would take their sons at
childhood, and teach them the Bible, and
the patriotism It tetches, it would only
be a short time until our economic system
would be revolutionized, as it were, and
we would have all the purity In politics
our hearts could desire, and the result we
seek to attain would be accomplished by
our men.
* *' •
Robert Grant In an article on "Heroes
and Heroines” In the October "Woman’s
Home Companion,” turns from the heroes
and heroines of everyday life and says:—
"Jncidently hero It is Interesting to note
how quickly and completely this sam*
world is capable of changing its taste in.
respect to thq heroes nn$ heroines, oftfl a-.
tion. Only ten years ago Mr. Howells
was gravely assuring us that the sophis
ticated public had dismissed forever from
favor and faith the engaging but impos
sible beings of romantic literature. He In
timated that Dumas was a gross offender
against naturalism, and hence truth. He
even described the author of ‘Vanity
Fair’ as "that caricaturist Thackeray,’
and deplored that Trollope should have
yearned to imitate him rather than be
satisfied with the workaday realities o£
‘Mrs. Proudlo.' He announced almost con
vinclngly^that realism has come to stay,
and that any hero or heroine must be
false to art unless to be met with in one’s
daily walks. We were told that fiction
henceforth was to deal with real life.
“And what Is the case? .... But
ten years have elapsed since Howells
spoke, yet ever since we have been under
going a deluge of heroes and heroines
whose doughty deeds and’ exalted senti
ments as men of arms and lovers have no
real counterparts in this prosaic world.
And In their wake has followed the ro
mantic historical novel, the novel of ad
.mirably successful adventure on flood and
field performed’ by peudo ancestors of
ours, wfcose flesh and: blood when con
fronted by Basil March and his wife sug
gest the comparison of ‘Hyperion to a
Satyr. "The Gentleman of France,’ ‘The
Prisoner of Zenda,’ "Richard Carvel,'
‘Janice Meredith,’ ‘To Have and To Hold,’
with their editions mounting to the hun
dreds of thousands, attest that the world
Is still foolish enough to laugii with and
to cry over sheer puppets of the imagina
tion. For the moment the pendulum of
literary hero-worship is far to the pole of
thorough-going romance, and the heart of
the realist is sad within him save for the
comfort which flows from ‘David Harum’
and 'Mr. Dooley,’ those sane carnal twins
among an army of fascinating, flawless
cardboard creations.”
^ *
Any mother of grown boys can tell you
that the ages from 15 to 23 are the most
serious, as a usual thing, in the whole life
of a 'boy. At 15 the first restlessness of a
mother’s control is displayed, and', unless
the influences surrounding the boy are
very good, by the time he reaches the age
of 18 he has taken a downward start that
wii’l require vast strength and sweetness
on the mother’s part to counteract.
Mothers seldom realize that the very
things that they strain every nerve to give
! to their daughters are equally attractive
; to their harum-scarum boys. If your -boy
shows a growing desire to spend his even
ings in the streets with unknown compan
ions, try before it is too -late to get at
the root of the matter and find out
| whether you are doing your duty by him
I or not.
| Is his home and; his room an attractive
t one?
Just at this period an attractive room
may save your boy. Spend a little money
■ in beautifying his room, ancbthen. tell him
| that he can decorate it to suit his own
! taste; then rest assured that several even
1 ing will be spent in it that would other -
1 wise be passed in the street.
| Select a strong paper, one more suitable
for a library than for a bed room-, and run
i it to within 27 inches of the ceiling. Use
| a light tint for the rest of the wall and
i the ceiling. Place a wide picture moulding
! where the papers join, and this will
! answer for pictures, as well as for a stand
i for his trophies, battle axes, machettes,
| pipes, foil's, boxing gloves and all other
j instrumental of peace and war which he
j has accumulated.
j Take out his shabby old bedstead and
; in its place put a strong oak frame and
j place the bed springs and mattress upon;
| then after the bed has been made throw
over it a lounge cover and pile it up with
couch pillows in his favorite club colors.
A screen can hide his washstand, but do
! not fail to have some pretty covers for it.
I Do not fail to have some book shelves
j ready for his favorite books, and if these
are few, purchase -half a dozen that will
attract him, and tell him you will get him
more when he has read these. Provide a
dozen or more picture hangers and a roll
of picture wire, and yiuu will be surprised’
both at the taste he displays and the in
terest he takes iq the work. Make a cover
of plush for the bookstand, and this can
be used in displaying his medals and cups
that have been won in his athletic sports.
Curtain the windows, if only with cheese
cloth, but see that the curtains are
changed when necessary. A square of
cretonne for his table, lined and finished
at each corner with a large tassel, will
be suitable for a -boy’s room.
When the boys come to see his charming
room, a plate of apples, cakes and nuts
will not be amiss.
These, apparently, are very trifling
things, but comfort and happiness in his
surroundings are very important features
in the good behavior of a boy.
Mere is a discovery:—A thin. Mack India
silk handkerchief, tied over the eyes, is
the best remedy for the annoyance of the
early morning glare to which in theiv bed
rooms most persons are now subjected,
says the Philadelphia “Inquirer.”
This is an army trick, commonly prac
ticed on the plains and in camp by those
desiring to sleep after dawn, tout never
before divulged to the effete-Easterner.
Some officers .ecorn this expedient, others
like it, and the army woman resorts to it
always. It often happens, however, that
she does not possess a black silk hand
kerchief, in which case she pine a 'black
stocking over her eyes instead. And; fre
quently her husband is not above begging
the other stocking. This solves the prob
lem of shutting, out the light in a most
simple and effectual way.
But the army woman says there is no
reason why every woman living in prox
imity to shops should not have a black
India sMk handkerchief. Blinds and awn
ings, in addition to window shades, are alt
very well to darken a room if they are on
a house, but, frequently they are not, more
particularly in the country, where they
are most needed. Then, even in the event
of having these luxuries, in hot weather
many persons object to using them be
cause of the amount of air these things
shut out from a room.
Every ine knows in the migration from
town to country how annoying the early
morning light is to the city bred, particu
larly the women, who do not have to rise
at the first crow of the cock in order to
caitch a train to. business. Those people
who are summering in hotels and board
ing houses commonly occupy rooms with
Whitewashed or very light papered walls,
and this reflects the strong light, which
by * o'clock these bright mornings begins
to turn the light sleeper into a wakeful,
restless creature, who, if he or she have
blinds, gets up and closes them, but is
forced for lack of air to at least leave the
shutters open, whereby too much light
enters. And frequently there is so little
air that to bar out any of it, even by i
drawn blinds with open shutters, is out ;
of the question.
• * •
One of the features of the season at
both English and French watering places
is 'the erasure of that line which, in mat
ters of dress, has hitherto been drawn
between the unquestionably young and
the unmistakably mature. To this favor
we have been coming for some time past;
but now the step has been finally taken,
and the muslin gown, the transparent
blouse and the baby hat are alike worn
by mademoielle of sweet 17 and madame
of 45, or more. Age knows no limits
nowadays, and it scarcely seems strange
to us to see mother and daughter almost
Identically equipped. That women are
vainer is not, perhaps, the fairest explan
ation of this reckless disregard of what
we should once have considered conven
Undoubtedly women of today give more
attention to dress because, happily, they
have been better trained than those of a
previous generation to choose and wear
clothes. They keep younger, too, by their
method of life, and whereas a quarter of
a century ago the woman of 45 would
have looked absolutely ridiculous in the
costumes worn today by those of the
same age,we take it as a matter of course
not only that women of that age are
spoken of as youthful, but that they
should also deem it unnecessary to adopt
a style* of dress different from girls of half
their age. So long as a woman looks well
in white and in daintily made gowns and
frilly chapeaux, then it is perfectly legiti
mate and pleasing to the general eye that
she should wear them. When those affect
lambs’ clothing who are obviopsly ancient
sheep, they defeat their own object, and
bring ^about ^ their own punishment. To
give women credit, they are jjener£®iv
wise enough in these days, when Fashion
and Art do so much for them, to k4ep
well on the right side of that line which
divides the effective from the absurd.
* * *
vvny do .we not treat the art of loving
as an accomplishment? asks a thoughtful
woman. We might be much happier if
we tried to perfect oursefves in it, in
stead of adopting the world’s sad-colored
glasses through which to lok at it.
Wagner and his second wife were so
; devotedly attached to each other that
when he died shec ut oft all her beautiful
hair and made a pillow of it for his head
in the coffin. He had always admired it,
j and that was why she gave it him as a
: ver>' lust gift. One loves her for it.
And we have the same feeling of loving
' reverence for the late Sir <Jilbert Scott,
the eminent ^architect, who, after the
death of his wife, made it a practice, as
often as thoughts of her came up in’his
mind, to pray silently for her. When this
; occurred in the street he uncovered his
, head in reverence for her memory.
"When Sir Walter Scott's wife died, he
lost the cheerfulness that had been one
of his distinguishing characteristics, and
never wholly regained it. Thackeray was
devoted to his wife, and, when the mental
ailment first appeared in her. he waited
on her and could scarcely bear to leave
; her even for an hour. Many years after
, she had been placed under the care of an
experienced nurse he wrote to a friend:—
"Though my marriage was a wreck, I
would do it over again; for, behold, love
is the crown and completion of all earthly
i good.”
i . * «
. Society asks little of a young man ex
| cept to behave well, says the "Ladies’
Home Journal.” If he be manly in looks.
! if he has a good manner, is civil to his
; elders, if he has any little gift of enter
; taining—any “parlor tricks”—if he sends
I a £ew flowers occasionally, looks pleasant
and is polite, his way will be smooth to
! success—always providing that he is rally
; a gentleman.
He never joins her on a thoroughfare
i unless the friendship be an established
| one and only with her permission—nor
j wili he stand and converse with her.
It is provincial to walk “sandwiched”
between two women, to stare, or look
I after an yone whoh as passed,
j In public conveyances a man does not
j pay a woman’s fare unless he is her
escort, except in an emergency, when
he must ask if he may.
Introductions are rarely made in public
places or conveyances.
- • .
| naciy Mary saurin, who died in London
; the other day, having nearly completed
j her hundredth year, had, during her
whole life, an unvarying habit of eating
something every two hours. She never
in any circumstances departed- from the
custom, and to it she ascribes her good
health and longevity. When travelling
or going about London she carried a
litle hag of sandwiches with her, and at
i the expiration of every two hours she
would open her bag and eat one or two.
Up to the end of her life the mind of this
marvelous old lady seined strong and
active, and her memory was remarkable.
At the time of the battle of Waterloo, her
father. Lord Harowby, held office as
president of the Council, and his town
house was in Grosvenor square. Lady
Mary has often related the history of
events at that critical moment and re
counted vivid recollections of the rejoic
ing and illuminations in London when
the news of the great victory was re
ceived. She would also tell tales of the
days of the Charists and the Cato street
conspiracy. This was a dep-Jaid plot to
assassinate the entire Government of the
day, and the blow was arranged to he
struck when the members of the Cabinet
were assembled at the house of her
father, Lord Harrowby, in Governor
• * .
"You can’t satisfy a woman," he said
dolefully says “Stray Storiee," “When I
proposed to 'Miss Smith I told her she was
the first girl I ever loved, and she refused
me on the ground that I was unquestion
ably an unconsciousable liar. Then, after
my bruised heart had got into prettv fair
condition again, I proposed to Mies White,
and told her that while she was above
alt the dearest girt in the world to me.
I felt it only proper to confess that I had
loved- eight others at various times. And
what do you think she did?”
"She refused me on the ground that I
was an unconsciousable flirt and would
make anj- girl wretched. I'm going to
study the next oil* carefully before X tell
her anything." <
■' ' ■ ' V
Mrs. Foyer of Indiana and Her
Straage Feta.
“What on earth Is a eaVy ?” many peo
ple will ask. A cavy is second cousin
to a guinea pig and ever so much pret
tier. It is also the style, which is suffi
cient to make it handsome were it the
ugliest little wretch that ever crawled.
Can you imagine a rat—but a Peruvian
rat, which of course would be an odd
looking creature—covered with long
silky hair 0% inches in length, a cross
between a rat and a poodle dog? Not
far from it, but in spite of this unflatter
ing description animal fanciers say that
nothing brought to America ever gained
such popularity.
To Mrs. Edith Kingman Poyer of
Woodstock, Ind., belongs the credit of
originating the cavy craze. A few years
ago few people knew or cared to know
what a cavy was. Now only its price
prevents all fashionable women from
having one. When Mrs. Poyer started to
raise them, she bad to import her first
Photo by Tripp, Woodstock, Dls.
specimens from England. Now she pos
sesses a line collection, and when she en
ters the building where they are kept a
twitter of recognition rises from count
less tiny throats, for they can sing quite
like birds, and a few rare specimens can
whistle as well as a boy.
Mrs. Poyer's colony of envies and of
Belgian hares has brought her a for
tune, and there are many women who
are now starting to follow her example
and raise these little pets.
A certain lady has a perfect craze on
'he subject of burglars. She, has defend
ed her house with all the latest inventions
in the way of burglar alarms, and a
small, snapping terrier always sleeps in
her room.
She is not content with these precau
tions, but bad recourse further to cun
ning. She bad a kind of receptacle made
in a pair of old boots. In these she
stowed her best diamonds and put the
boots in the hoot cupboard. No burglar
would ever dream of looking in a boot
cupboard, she argued. All went well nntil
one day her maid came to her and asked
if she might give a pair of old boots to a
beggar woman. Naturally she took the
oldest iu the cupboard, and these con
tained the diamonds. The lady’s horror
may be imagined when she discovered
her loss. The beggar has not rerfppeared.
The story is told of a man who in a
similar excess of cunning, in ord?r to pro
tect his notes from thieves, had a purse
made in the shape of a false top to his
hat. Thieves would never look there, he
argued. ICo, but the hat blew off one
day into a lake, sank and was never seen
Kitchen Utensils.
The following is a list of pots and pans
usually required by the young- house
keeper- Three good iron saucepans of dif
ferent sizes, one or two enameled sauce
pans for boiling milk, butter, sauee, etc.,
iron pot to hold a joint or stock, fish
slice and fish kettle, colander, chopper,
pestle and mortar, egg whisk and egg
slice, pair of scales, set of skewers, nut
meg grater, toasting fork, baking tins of
various sizes for meat "and cakes, flour,
salt and pepper dredgers, rolling pin and
paste board, small and large sieves, spice
box. half a dozen patty pans, three or
four wooden and tin spoons, fluted grid
iron, basting ladle, braising pan, paste
cutters, stewpan, jelly and pnddiug
molds, kettle. A mincing machine will
also be found very useful, and if meat is
preferred roasted in front of the fire
rather than in the oven some spits or a
meat screen and bottle jack must be pro
vided; also a dripping pan and stand and
basting ladle.
Facts From tlie Woman Snifrnslsts.
In 37 states today a married mother
has no right to her own children.
In 10 states a wife has no right to her
own earnings outsido the home.
In eight stntes a wife has no right to
her own property after marriage.
In all the states except the four in
which women are voters there is dis
crimination against women in the mat
ter of employment and compensation.
In seven states there is no law compet
ing a man to support his wife and fam
A crowd of politicians broke the rule
recently and went to church. When the
contribution box reached them the one on
the end threw a silver dollar in it, and
turning to the others, who were digging
in their pockets for some change, be
said, “Never mind, boys—this is all paid
Old Quiverful—And so yon want to
take our daughter from us? You want
to take her from us suddenly without a
Word of warning?
Young Goslow—Not at all, sir. If there
is anything about her you want to warn
me against, I’m willing to listen
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They Forgot the Preverb.
Two boys playing in a cornfield near
a Wood found a partridges’ neat and suc
ceeded in eatching the hen bird, which
was sittiug npon the egga.
“You," said the elder boy. “take the
eggs and I will keep the hon; the eggs
are worth quite as much, as the bird,
and I know you are very fond of them.”
“If that is the case,” said the younger
boy. “give me the hen and you keep the
Then the boys began to quarrel and
from words aooa came to blows and tried
to pull each other by the hair. While
the struggle was going on the hen made
her escape from the elder boy, and the
younger trod by accident upon the eggs
and broke them. Now that they had lost
all they began to see their and re
membered when too late a proverb which
their wise father had often told them,
“It is better to be content with an
egg than to quarrel about a hen.”—Chat- *
Danced When He Couldn't Eat.
An astonished but apparently satisfied
spider was one upon which a gentleman
recently made an experiment. The re
sult of his investigations is told in Pub
lic Opinion:
W hile watching some spiders one day
it occurred to him to try what effect
the sound of a tuning fork would have
upon thenr. He had a strong suspicion
that they would take it for the buzzing
of a fly. Selecting a large, fat spider
that bad long been feasting on flies, he
sounded the fork and touched & thread
of the spider’s web. s
The owner was at one edge of his web,
and the thread selected was on the other
side. Over his wonderful telephone wires
the buzzing sound was conveyed to the
watching spider, but from his position he
could not tell along which particular
line the sound was traveling.
He ran to the center of the web in
hot haste and felt all around until he
touched the thread against the other end
of which the fork was sounding. Then,
taking another thread along with him
as a precautionary measure, he ran out
to the fork and sprang upon it.
At this point he found out his mis
take. He retreated for a short distance
and stopped to survey this new bussing
creature which should have been a fly,
but was strangely unlike any insect he
had ever seen. At length, apparently
convinced that the object at^ne outer
edge of his web was more suitable for
amusement than for an article of diet,
he got on it again and danced with
pleasure. It was evident that the sound
of the fork was music to him.
Counting Them,
The Russian marshal Suwarow was
fond of confusing the men under his com
mand by asking them unexpected and
absurd questions.
One bitter January night he rode op to
the sentry and demanded, “How many
stars are there in the sky?”
The soldier answered eoolly, “Wait a
little, and I will tell you, 3ir," and he
began counting, “One, two, three,” and
so on. ..
tVhen he had reached 100, Suwarow,
who was half frozen, thought it high
time to ride off, not, however, without
inquiring the name of the ready reckoner.
Next day the latter found himself pro
moted. x
The Polite Monbey,
Once when I was walking along Ox
ford street, London, I saw a terrier come
out of a house and spring at a monkey
that was with an organ grinder.
The monkey, who had on a red coat
and cap, took off the latter very politely
as the dog jumped at him.
The terrier, evidently very much as
tonished, sat about a foot away and
stared at him. Then he turned and,
tucking his tail between his legs, ran
back into the house, and his mistress
told us she could not get him to go out
again until he was quite sure the mon
key had gone.
He Wm Prudent.
Johnny had been out in the yard play
ing ball and suddenly came in and sat
down to road.
His father looked up and, seeing that
Johnny had his Sunday school book in
his haud, thought it time to question
“What did you do with the bail?”
“It went over the fence into Mr.
Brown’s yard.”
“Did you go over after it?"
“No, sir.” •* .
“Why not?” . i
“Because it went through the window.”
Start In Time.
Down the path and up the lane
And through the neighbor's gate.
Oh, peoplg going out to dine
Should never start too late!
—St. Nicholas.
"Johnny, yon must give little sister
>art of your doughnut.”
“Yes. ran; I’m jest goin to eat the edge
iff an then give her the hole of it.”
• Floral Decorations.
Among the professions now opening for
women is that of floral decorator. A few
energetic and artistic women have al
ready entered into it, and so groat has
been their success that others will doubt
less follow, s
The stock in trade of the feminine
floral decorator is, brst. an eye for artis
tic effect; next a talent for combining
colors, and; lastly, a determination to
have her own way and still pleasse her

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