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REFORMING WOMAN'S DRES9.
Miss Kato Field Say* That the Way to Begin Ih to lleform One's Own. In assuming that by putting my name to a pledge I'd "help start a strong and healthy movement in favor of freedom and common sense in dress" I should be guilty of falsehood, for I don't believe that all the Sewalls, Somersets, Will ards, Bartons, Stowes, Greenwoods, Boechers and Wards in creation could produce the slightest effect on woman's dress. Though Harriet Beecher Stowe did more than any one human being to break the chains of the negro, she has less power to free her sex from the slavery of fashion than the last belle of the last ballroom. Why? Because she stands for brains and not beauty, and what all women want is beauty. They associate dross reform with monstros ity, and fearing to be called "strong minded" give thoir corsets an extra tug to reduce the size of their waists another inch. This may be deplorable, but it is true. There is nothing so discouraging as downright fact. "Are we to sit down and do nothing because you claim that all women are incorrigible?" asks a reformer. I have not stated that all women are incorrigi ble. I assert that all women want beauty and associate dress reform with ugliness. Not for worlds would I have any one sit down and <Jo nothing who wants to give a reasonable excuse for existence by doing something. Tho choice does not lie between signing pledgos and doing nothing. Presuming that reformers want to reform, the ques tion, it seems to me, is what is the l>est way to accomplish the purpose in view. Let us consult tho Scripture. "And why bohohlest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not tho beam that is in thine own eye?" Here then is our cue. Lot us begin with oui-Helves. Corsets are not necessarily injurious if loosely laced and only used as a BUpport for the skirt. Greek women wore bandages about tho bust that were tho equivalent of the modern corset. As long as present fashions endure some sort of corset will prevail, but with the advanco of science and sense lacing will bocome obsolete. Having reduced cor sets to the minimum of harm, let us look to onr footgear. Ladies, are you all wearing shoes in which it is iinjossi blo to acquire corns? Can yon strike out for a walk as briskly as your men folk? Are your heels as low? Then (is to skirts. It is useless to preach the gospel of short walking skirts if your skirt does scavenger duty, or even touches the ground. Every timo I order a now gown tho dressmaker as sures mo that short skirts are not worn; I tell her it makes no difference what ever; that long skirts in the street are filthy, extravagant, burdensome and dangerous and I'll none of them. Even tually I have my own way. Having reformed ourselves without frightening our friends, what is the next practicable move? To endeavor to in fluence hy example and timely persua sion women who are ready for a change, or who have some regard for our opin ions. Beyond this I see no means of reaching my sex unless reformers cap ture tho leaders of fashion. Not until society puts health and womanhood be fore tho dictates of tradition and dress makers will there be a radical change. "Is it not absurd," arguos tho circular of the national council of women, "for thousands of intelligent women, inter ested in the great questions of the day and active in all good works, to accept without protest and enduro without re sistance theso hindrances to health and usefulness?" Of course it is absurd, hut the mistako is in giving intelligent women credit for intelligence in all di rections, and for being active in all good works. Tho majority of intelligent women are profoundly ignorant of them selves and know as much about hygiene and physiology as the planet Mars knows about our presidential campaign. They are not active in work most important to them and their pvogeny; hence they transfer to the latter the iguoranco and physical weakness of centuries. Women who have received the "higher education" are as likely to he wanting in knowledge of how to livo sensibly as thoir more superficial sisters; so there is little hope in adults. Their children must bo taught young, and our system of education must begin with the train ing of tho body, which is as absolutely ignored as though wo were disembodied jellyfish.—Kato Field's Washington. Old Wives and Young Husbands. A curious fact for tho physiologist's investigation is tho premature aging of old women's young husbands. The young man who marries a woman twonty years his senior, by tho time he is well in his forties looks sixty, while tho young woman who weds the same disparity of years keeps her youth as long as her temperament and disposi tion permit. When the Baroness Bur dett-Coutts married her very youthful spouse, Mr. Bartlett, she was a well pre served spinster of sixty odd. Now the gallant Mr. Burdett-Coutts, as he is called, looks, it is said, fully up to that, while the baroneßs, who is close upon eighty, looks as bright and energetic as in middle life. There is no preservation of health '.quul to a good heart and an ample fortune, and the aged wife of the ambitious young American is distin guished for both of these possessions. Old age can be held at bay until the very end, as Ninon de l'Enclos' career bears witness, but tho conditions must bo favorable and tho years must be well gilt. Poverty never kept any woman young; yet after all perhaps there is a good deal of justice in the averaging of time, and this prematuro aging of men who marry thus for wealth and position is but the doublo interest fate exacts from its debtors.—Boston Herald. Thoughtful Girls. There is some sense in tho Bweet girls going rowing after all. Four of them at Dexter tho other night pulled from tho water a young man who had been attacked by cramps while swimming and otherwise would have drowned.— Bangor Commercial. Many Stylet of Lamps. One cannot too highly estimate the comfort and enjoyment derived from a clear, bright light. This particularly applies to the beautiful lamps that are now so fashionable, and which occupy Buch a prominent place in the stock of dealers in house furnishings. Tho numlier und variety of lamps thus displayed is astonishing, and the great est ingenuity and taste is exercised in their manufacture and decoration. They are shown in brass, wrought iron, gold and silver lacquered, beaten copper, china, silver, gold and glass, and of every conceivable design. The number and variety of shades is simply bewil dering, among which may l>o found "harmonies" in yellow and "symphonies" in red. Those made on wire frames add a great deal to the appearance of any lamp. Red is a predominant color, not withstanding the fact that it is very try ing to the eyes, yellow being much more acceptable. Then there are somo beau tiful shades of pink, sea green, pea green, lavender and palo blue. Tho wire foundations are of several sizes and shapes—round, octagon nnd square— and are trimmed with deep flounces, of tho real or imitation silk used in muk ing tho shade, or of lace of a harmoniz ing color. Flat shades are of all kinds and shapes—banners, shields, tambourines— as well as flowers of every description, with a few leaves and buds. These are placed at the side of a lamp on tho wall and greatly enhance its appearance.— House Furnishing Roviow. Agin VVIIII mill's ltlti-H. I was at a recent celebration of our country's freedom. Of course that fa mous declaration regarding the equali ty (?) of all was read from a flower be decked and flag draped platform. After tho orator of the day had finished his grandiloquonco a group of excited talk ers attracted my attention. I pricked up my ears, for I found 'twas the wom an question, which will not down, that Was causing the disturbance. Some did not like the siieakor's utterances on the question. Ho had to say something, for it cannot be ignored at the present day, and being a young man and progressive, of course he favored our cause. This angered his conservative listeners. One of theso, a rough visaged old man, whom I will call Father Follinsby, excitedly exclaimed: "Hang it all! this wimmin's rites business makes me all fired mad! (Spits to the right of him.) Darn it all! Let 'cm quit ail this non sensical talk o' votin an stick tu their knittin an a razin o' families; let 'em lie good Christian mothers. (Spits to the loft of him.) Yes, I say, let 'em be good Christian mothers, an our boys'll come out all right; they'll du tho right votin when brung up by good Christian moth er's!" (Rolls over his huge quid and spits again.) Alas! thought I, if Mother Follinsby is a "good Christian mother," nyo if she is a saint from heaven—can she counter act heredity and the daily influence of that foul mouthed tobacco spitter? Echo answers, "Can she?"— Fanny L. Funcher in Boston Woman's Journul. Boiled Milk and Infant Mortality. It may be 6aid that most of tho experi ments of physiologists tend to show that boiled inilk is more digestible than un cooked milk, and that, in fact, tho in funla who can digest the latter better than the former are the exception and not the rule. Tho mortality of children brought up on tho bottle has lessened for some years past in considerable pro portions. This mortality, which former ly reached tho figure of 00 out of every 100, has been reduced to an average of 10 out of every 100 in all tho depart ments in which tho Koussel law has been diligently enforced. In the De partment of the Eure that mortality a few years ago was but 7 in 100. These happy results are plainly duo in great part to tho supervision of nursos required by tho Koussel law. Never theless it must bo noted that tho supe riority of boiled milk has been assented to by most physicians, and that they more and more require the nurses whom they superintend to feed their charges with boiled milk. It may bo allowable to supposo that the use of boiled milk is one factor in tho diminution of mortal ity in infants brought up on the bottle. Tho only caso in which there would ap pear reason for not boiling tho milk is when the animal which furnishes the milk is well known, and there can be no doubt about its apparently perfect state of health.—Paris Revue Scientifique. Bow Long to Stay In the Water. A thorough bath of the entire person should be taken at least once a week during the year, and oftener through warm weather or where the employment is such as to render it a necessity. But it is not well, even in sea bathing, to drench and soak the system, as is often done by those who are professedly in search of health. Nor should immersion in the water bo continued for too long a time. From five to ten minutes is suffi cient for children, from ten to twenty minutes for women, depending upon their physical vigor, and from fifteen to thirty minutes for men—the latter being as long as a robust man should remain in the water daily. There is one advantage in sea bath ing which should not be overlooked, and it is that the air is ulways of the purest and most inspiring. This is a factor which should not bo overlooked, since for all the purposes of life, health and strength pure air in abundant quantity is. tho correlative of tho purity which comes from the bath, while both com bined tend to vigor, long life and happi ness.—Good Housekeeping. tVhen Woman Feels Justly Frond. Perhaps the timo when a woman most feels that she is the full equal of any man is when she has begun to feel at home on a bicycle.—Ram's Horn. Mrs. Wharton, of Kansas City, has gained fame by the courage she has dis played as fireman on tho locomotive rnn by her husband. SUMMER TYPES. THE AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHER. Though you regard hi in as a pest. Who raitdit find something else to do. He is ambitious at his liest. And has an end in view. FORBIDDEN FRUIT. Tho small boys now are often Recn To be in a kerfiumix, From putting of the apple green Into their little stomachs. MISS SMATTERER. She speaks, lie understands her not. Although ho is no fool; You see, tho only life ich she's got She teamed at boarding school. THE PATIENT ANGLER. Though fishing bo an idle sport. It teaches one to wtffi; For fish are very hard to court. And slow to take the halt. MISS NARRAGANSETT. Her bathing dress, to make a stir. Sticks to her like a brother; That's why, although it pleases her. It doesn't please her mother. FLY PAPER. I marvel not, my sticky friend. You look so fresh and new, For I can see from end to end Thore are no flies on you. THE CURSE OF ADAM. It's nice to feel whatever is is best; Yet one is oft convinced that it is wrong. Those who most often go away for rest Are Just tho ones who idle tho year long. THE RUSTICATING MAID. Though tho country may have charms to please. It gives not a chance to spoon. For the only man she ever sees Is tho poor old man in the moon. —New York Evening Sun. Ho Approves Them. Ar the park policeman came up the graveled path the gentleman who sat with his back to a clump of bushes raised his hand warning!y and inclined his head like one listening intently. The obliging officer granted himself a special dispensation to walk 011 the grass and approached noiselessly. The gentleman on the seat still strained his ears to catch the sounds from beyond the intervening screen of foliage. He was rewarded. "Sir!" "Oh, come now." "You forget yourself!" "Yes, when I think of you." "Flatterer!" "Where truth is flattery, who wouldn't speak it?" "Urnph!" "There now, why not?" As the lounger and the policeman peered through the branches they saw an arm stealing around a waist and heard a sup pressed "Ah-li!" Then the young man said, "Doyou know I used to scratch my wrist with pins all the time until you took to wearing sus pendersl"—Detroit Tribune. Muking tho Most of It. Johnny Reasoned from Analogy. "Sister Blanche likes you," said Johnny Squildig to Mr. Dinwiddle as the latter waited in the parlor for his adored one. "Indeed!" replied Dinwiddle, much gratified. "Here's a quarter for you, Johnny." The boy placed the coin in his pocket, and the young man asked: "What did she say übout mo, Johnny?" "Well, I hoard her say you were very fresh, and I know she likes fresh tilings, because she scolded the cook awfully this morning because her eggs at breakfast weren't fresh." When Miss Squildig reached the parlor Mr. Dinwiddie was not there.—Pittsburg Chronicle. _ Tho Usual Excuse. Two ladies who had not seen each other for years recently met in the street. They recognized each other after a time and their recognition was cordial. "So delighted to see you again. Why, you are scarcely altered." "So glad; and how little changed you are. Why, liow long is it since we met?" "About ten years." "And why have you never been to see me?" "My dear, just look at the weather we have had."—Tit-Bits. A Question of Tiiue. Featherstone—Briggs tells me that you won at poker down at the seashore the other day. Ringway—ln one sense I did, but in an other sense I did not. Featherstone—What do you mean? Ringway—The proprietor of the hotel was in the game.—Clothier and Furnisher. Qlte Orthodox. Waggles—The mosquito reminds me of a professional singer. Juggles—How'B that? Waggles—When it has got through its song it presents you with its bill.—New York Evening Sun. True Love. "I love you. Will you he my wife?" "Will you promise to snub that odious Miss Van Astor all this week?" "I will." "Well, then—yes."—Chicago News-Rec ord. A Fear, A lAM! TOO Often Justified. It is not her husband's loneliness that brings a woman buck to his waiting arms; it is the fear that he isn't lonely.—New York Herald. Mishap to a Geologist. A geologist noticed somo gneiss And tried to break off a small slolss; lie hammered his thumb, Which made him swear numb. And that, he well know, wasn't neiss. —Detroit Free Pros* ALMOST A SEA TRAGEDY. Tlio Story of a Newly Wedded Pair ami a llutliing Suit. Tliey had been wedded a week and this sweet day they were down by the sea, where the billows beat musically upon the silver sands and fall in rhythmic cadence upon the sentient shore, changing ever, as if it were a living thing. They had wandered away from the crowd in the earlier morning, but as the hour ap proached when Neptune holds his reception to the bathers they mingled again with the throng and shyly tried the wetness of the waters. She was so blushing, so timid, and he was so brave, so daring. lie met the waves face to face and breast ed them, and when she screamed as a breaker dashed upon him, he said to her: "Tut, tut, Mamie, it is nothing." She leaned upon his strong right arm and clung to him fondly, as he took her out into the briny and boisterous surf, and she was so proud of him. Strong limbed and lithe and lissom, he was a picture even in his bathing suit and well might Mamie feel that George was a prize package. Once more they essayed the billowy depths, and George had made a mighty ef fort against a wave to prevent himself and his fair bride from standing on their heads before a thousand eyes upon beach. She screamed in merry glee, but when George came up clutching at himself and growing deadly pale she screamed in wild affright. "Oh, George! George!" she cried. "Sh—sh —he hissed through the seeth ing salt water. Sho would have screamed for help, but he caught her. "Keep still, keep still," he whispered hoarsely as a great wave engulfed them and she kept still. "What is it? oh, George, what is it?" she moaned as he dragged himself along on the bottom with only his head visible. He steadied himself us lie best could find looked at her dreamily for a moment. "Mamie," he murmured, "do you love me?" "Oh, George," she cried, "more than life itself;" but she did not touch him, for she was fearful. "Well, dear, if you do," ho said, "skip across the beach and bring a closed car riage here. I've ripped my bathing suit up the back and if I move six inches I'll fall out of it." And Mamie skipped.—Detroit Free Press. Got What He Wanted. "Oh, let me drink of thine eyes; Oh, let me drink; oh, let me drink" ii! "Drink, then, and shut up!"— Life. Not Very Lasting. The friendship that exists between the different European countries is not very lasting. England and Turkey nre friendly at present, but either or both of them may be seeking other allies before a week passes. These diplomatic notes remind one very much of the note a bachelor who, wanting a wife, wrote to a young lady. He applied for her heart and hand, and wound up as follows: "Have the goodness to send me a reply as soon as possible, as I have another young person in my eye."—Texas Sittings. Laying On of Hands. Judge—Do you plead guilty or not. guilty to the charge of stealing those trousers? Prisoner—l simply did what I was asked to do, your honor. Judge—What do you mean? Prisoner—l obeyed a sign that said "Hands Wanted on Pants."—Clothier and Furnisher. Economy Is Wealth. "lie's an economical man." "How does he show it?" 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