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A Paris letter tn the New York Ban
deals with the curvelesa women a* fol
In America one Isn't likely to find the
trading article of a great dally paper de
v. red to the latest fashion In coj-sets. In
Paris that very thing has lust happened.
There Is a lot of talk about the emanci
pated condition of American women. As
a matter of fact, the Importance of an
American woman In the laxly politic of
her country Isn't to bn compared with th
importance of French women tn France.
They take women much more seriously
over here. They have given her a really
superb role to ploy and they concern
themselves mightily about her maimer of
playing It. Women have a tremendous
deal of power and men seem jealously
anxloua that the power should stay In
the woman's hands.
The latest fashion In corsets may aeem
a far cry from thla serious business, but
from the Frenchman's point of view. It
Isn't. The woman's power Is largely hers
because of her charm har grace, her
femininity. M Paul Adama. one of the
leading journalists of Paris, finds that
these qualities ara threatened by the new
fashion, ard therefore he speak# tip
promptly In three columns . beginning
with corsets and ending with anarchy. He
handles the corset subject without gloves
—much as he says the lady's maids have
to handle the corsets.
■'Without the eld of a robust nmld and
remarkable bleeps," he says, " no woman
can hope to attain thla platitude.”
Platitude In this ease la to be tsken
literally. It means flatness; flatness phy
sical. without the curves which have
hitherto been regarded as the proud pos
session of woman. Alt theee curves, ac
cording to M. Adam, are forbidden by the
r,ew fashion, aided and abetted by the
brawny lady's maids.
"She laces, ehe pulls, she buckles, she
ties" ho laments. “And the most attrac
tive Venus finds herself transformed Into
Ganymede She Is like a lead soldier In a
six-' ent box "
M Adam declares that, the fashionable
young woman of the day Is like u boy
parading In girl's clothes and that one
looks Instinctively to are If a downy mus
tache Is not to he discerned on her upper
Up He also carefully mukes the inevita
ble thrust at England. There Is more
ground for tt In this eea* than there gen
erally la Th# average English woman
remehow seems as tf she had been cut
cut by an amateur and one whose ma
terial was In awkward shape to begin
"Because they haveei't them In Eng
land." cries M Adam, referring to these
curves, "must we go without them, too*"
This ead possibility of a curveless future
for French women naturally nuba the
matter take on more and more Import
"Ana thl< beautiful ardor of patriotism
which animate* th* *ocl*ty of law cities,
win It not > Iraat serve to make us
ch*r sh the beauty of our racer 1 demands
the distracted Journalist, alarmed for the
future of humanity He appeals In fren
aied language to the French women of
bycone days, who charmed not always
wisely, but very. very well, to do some-
Ihlns to loosen the hold of the new cor
sets on their desrendanta "Behold how
these descendants abominably renounce
the charms which have captivated our
writers. Our wives, our daughters, our
el 'era efface themselves In the English
fashion In aplt* of all our dlatrlbea
against cosmopolitanism and the foreign
er Can II be that In our country the cult
of th* boy la replacing that of the dryad
of beautiful form?
"The woman who Imitates a man In ap
! earance sins against beauty. It Is an aes
ti*tlc crime. The excellence of every crea
ture consists In peroevrrln* In Its own be
ing and In accomplishing the most com
plete expression of its own qualities Tha
w. man who Imitates a man In appearance
produces a hybrid and the result scarcely
Justifies the tortures It necessitate* Let
these women, therefore, give us back the
beauty of our Celtic and Latin races.
The moat Ingetdous part of Mr. Adam's
argument Is still to come. In fart, what
has already bean given la scarcely argu
ment It Is lamentation and entreaty. H*
now goes on to show how this deplorable
state of affairs has come about.
"Fashions do not depend entirely on ca
prine. They express olao the unconscious
tendency of the epoch Ideas which ar
i(Seated during several months finish by
Influencing lha whole manner of life. Here
for years people have been calling the
nation to energy, preaching to It with
comparisons In favor of Kncland. ap
plauding the woman's movement tn Amer
ica. In France. In Russia: calling upon
wives to cultivate loyalty. Intelligence,
science and Independence, to take part In
politic* They are more or lets persuaded
by all these exhortations. If the coquette
resists them she must be reasoned with,
and to reason about these Idea* Is to adopt
them tn part.
"At the time when people were talk
ing about decadent literature the shops
were full of materials of pule shades, fur
niture of fragile construction. Watery
green, faded blue, washed-out red were
the colors for gowns, set off by Byxan
tme passementerie. Pre-Raphaelltlsm
crossed the English Channel. In every
salon was a strange flower standing. sol
itary, In a small rose vase on Ihe table.
"To-day the air Is filled with w.irllKe
tumuM. The cannon roars In Africa and
In Asia. Diplomatic problems arise.
Strikes follow strikes. Sovereigns re
ceive the direct attacks of the anarchist
es'.-wtloneer. Social disorder rumbles
o war does between opposing clvillaa
tlons. Struggles are Imminent. And our
women themselves again try to look like
the Amasons. though they no longer have
to draw a bow. Still they want to ap
pear masculine and marital, not weighted
down by a single superfluous ounce of
flesh. They don't dream that by making
themselves less attractive to a young hero
they diminish the motives for his brav
ery. If the Latin lights for less beauty,
he will light leas fiercely.'’
By which Ingenious reasoning M Adam
hops# to down the new corset nhd restore
feminine curves lo feminine favor. It
all sounds very fine, but there arc more
weak points In 11. Adam's armor than he
would have us believe there are In the
present—according lo him—Amaxonlan
stays. If war and rumors of war make
women dress themselves down to fighting
trim, a sort of elenred-for-acllon appear
ance, why were the women of 1*93 flip
flopping around In Immensely full gowns,
set off by hoops, while they wore the
most demurely sentimentsi bonnets with
ribbons tied tinder their chins? M. Adam
Is wrong there and he's wrong In one or
two other spots. Perhaps Frenchmen—
or at least some Frenchmen—like the bal
loon style of figure. Certslnlv. for the
sake of the multitudes of middle-aged
French women whose curves ere of that
variety. M Is to be hoped they do. But the
nw corset has worked wonders for the
cr.nlflcatton of people who prefer lines
s 'itch ere really lines and not ebullitions
>'or the last year the French women have
om the meist ravishing gowns, which
h.ve set off—thanks to the new corset
er.il to the husky lady's maid of M
A im's Imagination, for she Is only a
Action—the most charming figure* which
the French women have had for year*.
The Palais du Coatume Is on* of the at
traction* at the exposition. It 1 sort
of Eden Muses, giving group* represent
ing women’s costumes from a period when
Mother Eve's simplicity of raiment had
been only slightly modified. The most
pleasing thing about this exhibit Is that
•he wedsrn & eases are not aspeclaUr
beautiful examples of gowne. One can
see prettier ones almost any day where
tho Paris world of fashion congregates,
which isn’t tn Paris Just u present, but
even the ones that are shown, and on wax
figures at that, are altogether more at
tractive than those of any bygona day.
Honor then where honor Is due. And this,
M Adam.to the conerary notwithstanding.
Is largely In the direction of tha new cor
The honeymoon, says the Chicago Inter-
Ocean. had not ster'ed well. They enter
ed tho hotel at Indianapolis with a aelf
oonactous air that made all sitting In the
lobby look up and smile She waited n
the foot of the statra while he walked up
o tho remoter end wrote "Edward E
Toph. Hatesvtlle, lml " He looked at the
signature for a moment and then seised
a pen as the clerk started to turn the
book and hastily and nervously wrote
"uml Its '• Mr and Mrs. Toph were
assigned to room 235.
About 5 o'clock the same afternoon a
bellboy passing down the hall heatd some
one sobnlng He listened for s moment,
-atialled himself he was not nuataken. and
then rushed down to the clerk Tha
clerk went up the elevator with vlalone
of a suicide flitting through his mind's
eye. and he quickly located the sounds
as coming from 235, the Tophs' room. He
listened closely, but no sound of a man's
voice was heard, and the clerk thought
of alt the storlee he had ever read or
heard of deserted and heartbroken wo
rn, n He knocked gently on the door,
waited a moment, and then knocked a
Title harder. The sobbing ceased and the
clerk heard someone eitr In the room
He felt greatly relieved and then unlock
ed the door. A woman's voice eald.
plaintively, "Oh, Edward!" The clerk
stepped hack.
"I beg your pardon." he began, "but
I heard you sobbing and l thought per
haiw you were |n distress."
"It*—lt'e that Is." Mrs. Toph replied,
plainly embarrassed. "If# nothing
realty nothing. I am greatly obliged to
you for coming to my assistance, even
though I don't need anything.”
The clerk returned to the office, hung
up the pass key, and tried to faihotn the
mystery. While he was thinking of 11.
Mr. Toph rushed into the hotel, did not
siop for the elevator, but went up the
stairs three steps at a lime and dlsap
peored Into the room. Lamt evening he
came down not walked to the deek. great
ly embarrassed.
"I am sorry." he said, "that we put you
to any trouble or alarmed you, but the
fact ts It whs all my fault. Thla after
noon Mrs Toph lay down to rest We
were married only yesterday, and you
know 1 nm a nervous and forgetful sort
of fellow. While she slept I forget all
about her, took my hat. left the room,
locked the door behind me. and took a
north-hound car. I didn't think about
my wife until 1 got clear out to Broad
Hippie. 1 rushed hack, of course, on the
flrat iwr. but tn the meantime she had
await* nod and did the only thing a wo
man can do—sat down and cried Th.it
la what was troubling her when you went
to my room. You see, she did not know
why I locked her in or where 1 had
The upper nrm of the perfectly formed
woman, says Woman's Life, should end
al the waist line, no that she can rest
her elbow on a table while standing erect,
and her forearm should extend to a polM
permitting the lingers to mark a point
Just below the middle of the thigh. Her
neck should be of the same circumfer
A plumb line dropped from a point
marked by the tip of her nose will fill at
a point one Inc* In front of her a rent
toe. Her ahouldcrs and her hips will
make a straight line drawn up and down.
Her waist will taper gradually to twenty
six Inches, her hips, will measure from
six to ten tnchee more than this, and her
waist will call for a belt from twenty
two to twenty-eight inches. Bhe should
measures from her waist to her feet about
a foot more than from the wulst to the
crown of her head, and her ehoes should
show a number half lhat of her glove.
A “No. i hand." for instance, should be
accompanied by a No. S alto*. Her
weight for the heights given should be
from 125 to I*> pounds.
“One. Two. Three."—
It was an old. old. old. old lady.
And a boy lhat was half past three.
And the way that they played together
Was beautiful 10 see. v
She couldn't go running and Jumping,
And the boy. no more could he;
For he was a thin little fellow.
With a thin little twilled knee.
They sat tn th# yellow sunlight.
Out under th# maple tree;
And the game thut they played. I'll tell
Just as It was told to me.
It was Hlde-and-Go-Seek thsy were
Though you'd never had known It to
With an old. old, old. dd lady
And a boy with a twisted knee.
The hoy would bend his face down
On his one lltlle sound right knee.
And he'd guess where she was hiding
In guesses One. Two. Three.
"Your are in the china closet I
He would cry and laugh with glee—
It wasn't the china closet.
But he still had Two and Three.
"You are up In papa's big bedroom.
In the chest with the queer old key,"
And she said: "You are warm end
Bui you're not quite right, said she.
“It can't be the little cupboard
Where mamma's things used to be—
-80 It must he the clothes-press, grsn-ma,
And he found her with his Three.
Then she covered her face with her fln
They wore wrinkled and white and wee.
And she guessed where the boy was hid
in k. _
With a One and **Two and a Thrt*.
And never had stirred from their place*.
Right under the maple tree—
This old. old, old. old lady .
And the boy with the lame llnle knee—
This dear. dear, dear old lady
And the boy who wa* half pa*t three.
H. C. Brunner.
—From on Exchange.
We are accustomed lo think only of
Chinamen as servants, because It Is al
most unknown for a Chinese woman to
go out to service In this country. This la
not the c.ise. however. In Japan, some of
the mo?I efficient servant* of that eoun
irv being Iron* China A merchant from
this country who had been doing business
In Tokio for several year*, returned homo
recently bringing with him two Chinese
women a* nurse* lo his younger children,
tic save It 1* customary In Japan lo place
the very voung children In charge of Chi
nese nurses, and when they are older to
employ Japanese women The reason flv
eo is because the Chinese women are SO
faithful in the care of babies. A Chlneao
.mow will hong her head with shame If
Z baby cries h* think. If Is all bar
ruli She hovers over her charge with
anxious cere and make. a great fua. If
ears that any one Is going to be
have Imprudently wl'h the child. The
stalwartlat her of the babies referred to
uwd to eo Into the nursery and toes the
ttle one. high U> the elr But the nurse
L ‘ r failed 10 remonstrate nervously
n .y *-!ll kin them In ttieir Insider." she
..td The Chines* nuree expects to take
'.’■re charge of * child, preparing every-
HII. tt eats and washes It. clothe. The
* who name to this country with the
an babies brought pebbles all the
from Japan, with which she cleaned
"V infant's bottle. Chines* servants are
rded til Japan as much more reliable
tbanJ*P snM * Nsrh/ •" of
nmt in J***" ■" ** Chinamen.
The merchant referred to aaya that when
“Glove-Fitting” Corset
aro comfortable the first time you put them on They ere solen-
ObF Ufleally correct, end are abeolutely different from ell others, a*
- you will see If you
- Turn tb*m over *nd gee how they’re made
-fwrwfic Ml run the body.
S|?®||||l '•ill l‘ijj pmjtr Our Ventilating Corset,
BT*lit ~”isnr •/ (Trade-Mark Registered), made of Im
—SSEjttlT* I ported netting, stripped with couttl, and
fcrPvfJTTrS^lT/ trimmed with lac# and baby ribbon 31 00
jMjjAAmnl][ InMi hTwlfySuffl/.*7 Eight aa a feather, yet s'rong as the
2n j] Pi SlKi^Y' I strongest. Handsome Illustrated cata-
Ur Geo C. Bale heller AC0.,345 Broedagy.N.Y.
For sale by all leading dry goods stores.
a Chinese dealer brings a quantity of silk
to hla warehouse, saying that there are a
certain number of yards It is nut neces
sary to measure the goods, for the Chi
nese are honest In their dealings The
Japanese, on the other hand, are tricky
and sly If goods rise after the sale has
been effected the dealer will haaten and
make another sale of ihe same goods, and
say to the first purchaser that when he
looked In his storehouse he found that
there were no more- goods on hand of that
description. The Japanese trader, accord
ing to the narrator, hoe very little jtenae
of business honor.
In a case before a Parla court. In which
a popular actress has had to appear as a
Witness, says the Kansas City Globe, the
Judge seems to have shown considerable
dtflklenve übout asking the lady, ae he
wae In duty bound to do. what whs her
age. Evidently he considered that such a
question, put to such a witness, would
be e direct incitement of perjury.
The way In which he got out of the
difficulty was Ingenious, although decid
edly Irregular He askid her her age be
fore she hatl been sworn.
"Ho* old are you. madam?” he said.
>fler a Ititlc hesitation the lady owned
to bring twenty-nine year# of age.
"Anil now that you have told the Court
your age.” continued the gallant Judge,
"you swejr to tell the truth, the whole
truth, and nothing hut the truth.”
A waiter on one of the Fall River hnata
tho other morning, soy* the New York
Times, received one of the most original
Up* on record. It was not ar easily pock
etable Up and he did not lake It Imme
diately. Whether he did ultimately and
whether he appreciated It none of Ihe
passengers remained In the dining room
long enough to know It was the toaxt
and-lea woman who gave the tip She
ir2%>v ""T-jv." 11 v> 1 1 r—
{. r ••
Ira* ~ ..... ——• of A. ■ • . -i
An Autumn Reception (town.
Is a woman who is not much In evidence
tn three .lays of outdoor exercise and good
appetites, but this must surely have been
•n "old" woman. Bhe was not old as to
year*, but she was one of the women who
ilk# good tea. and like It made properly.
When she came to tho dining room ehe
brought her hand satchel with her and
gave her order to the waiter, a pot of
boiling water and loaat. Bhe mode the
tea In her leacup. and after this frugal
repast—*h may have been subject to
seasickness—she was about to leave Ihe
table when It apparently occurred lo her
lhat she should remember the a-alter. Bhe
eat down again, drew an empty tumbler
to her, opened her bag and took out her
package of tea, poured a good "drawing"
into It. and handed It to him. "if you
like good lea, there Is some for you. ehe
said. There I* nothing to which a color
ed waiter is not equal. This one wa* a
dignified, middle-aged man. and he re
ceded lb* -• without a smile and set It
back on Ihe table molt to the proverbial
steamboat dining room castor. He may
have taken It later, or It may have gone
to flavor th* water for the Long Island
Sound fishes. Scientists say that as good
c ,n be made with oold water a* with
|t If H W allowed to stand long enough.
The wedding ol King Alexander of Her
via with Frau Drug. M.schtn cl-;
bratcd with tt minute observance of all
those traditional ceremonies and customs
exacted by the Orthodox Church on such
occasions * KvenU. the way In wh.cn
ttie bride was conducted Into the brtde
groowl*** bouse, *•> the London Tele
xraph no detail of n<-lent Hervksn cua-
w*romtt J A. the Queen descend
ed from the carriage at the main en
trance a piece of white linen, woven
in the country, was spread upon tue
ground This was rolled up after the
bride had crossed It. In order that no
other foot might tr~d upon It. A. the
entrance her aunt presented a sieve of
wheat-corn, of which ,h * < J u ~ n ,ook
three hendfulls. threw the corn over her
hed. and then emptied the sieve upon the
•oil'll,* threshold the bride wan pre
.cnte.l with a P**- ot bonbon* one of
which she placed between her lips, the
other hslf of which wes bitten off by the
King Th* bridegroom then took Into
til* arm* a newooro boy, kissed him, and
uta him In the arena of lha Queen, who,
after kissing him three times ami rail
ing him high above her head, restored
him to hla mother with a present of a
new shirt. This child is called Nakon
yeee. “the most essential." the symboli
cal act signifying ihot. for a newly-mar
ried pair, the most necessary thing 10
have In the house Is a child For Ihls
special ceremony the minister, I-azar Pop
ovtes. lent hi* new-born son.
The scattered corn denote* that tha
brtd brings Joy and prosperity into her
nea* home, and the divided bonbon that no
bitterness shall divide them After all
these ceremonies the Queen still stood
outside, nor could she enter the konak
until ehe bad placed two loaves of bread
beneath her arms ami taken a bottle of
wine Into her hands With these emblems
ahe crossed, at length, the threshold of
her future home. At the ft ret meal of
the newl.v-marrted pair bread and wine
must be taken by both to denote that
then.-eforth all they hove shall be equally
divided between them, and that their mar
rbd life (hall be passed In unity and
If any woman happens to swallow a col
lar button, eays Ihe New York ITmcs, she
may possess her soul In peace and quiet
ness for nny Interior disturbance It will
occasion If It due* not make Itself felt ag
gressively. Of course. It Is aggravating
to lone the button, but one do.lor at least
says that ts th* worst trouble that will
be likely to result. This great discovery
was made by a city girl who was having
the usually good times that city girls are
supposed to have during the torrid months
She Is not a scientific young woman, ami
her Investigation* were made Inadver
ently. She was dressing one morning,
and. to makq sure that when she want
ed her collar billion It would he where
she could And It. she put tt In her mouth
Perhaps that was not Ihe most sensible
thing to do. especially ae this collar but
ton was one with an adjustable head, and
some way, she never knew Just how, be
fore she was conscious of 11, that collar
button 'head had been swallowed. She
would have been angry at toeing It If aw
ful thoughts of appendicitis and no one
knows what not had not come Into her
head If on Innocent grape seed can work
harm what might not a dollar button do,
and then, as It was mefhl, It might cor
rode. and here was a danger of blood
poisoning, anal no one known what else.
The girl herself did not think of all these
possible evils. They and many more were
auggeated, one at a time, by the members
of the family and friends, as they grad
ually assembled, and by the lime they had
all given every possible diagnosis of a col
lar button head In the Interior of a lively
young woman, the young woman herself
was In a pretty had way. Th* only thing
lo do was to harness the horse and drive
post haste up to town for th# doctor.
Then, of course, the doctor not foresee
ing aerlowe events of this kind, had gone
off for a day's pleasure himself and would
not ba back until late at night. Thera
was nothing to do but to watt, and It was
hardly worth while, for when th* doctor
came he did not think a surgical opera
tion necessary or that there was anything
very much out of the way In swallowing
collar button* If there were others to be
borrowed In the family.
"it will not do you a bit of harm, my
dear,” he said In a fatherly way, after
he had been asked separately regarding
each and every on*- of the different things
toe members of the family and friends
thought might happen to the young wo
man. ' The acids of the stomach will dis
solve that little bit of metal In no time,
and you will never have a particle of trou
ble with It "
But It was a weak and tired girl who
was driven home that night. She was all
right th# next morning, however, but now
she has dwveloped an abnormal appetite,
for reading stories of sword and junk
swallowers, for she feels that If aha could
suffer as great mental torture as she did
from an Innocent little collar button
which she-did not even feel when It went
down, their torture* must be something
worth telling about.
When Cleopatra mad# captive th# heart
of Ma. k Anthony, tha victor of I’bUippl.
she was !t years old At this age women
of th* Orient begin to snow signs of a
decline of thetr physl.nl charms. The
fact (hat the star-eyed Egyptian waa then
In the htght of her Itcauiy warrants the
ueeerllon that she wisely used whatever
cosmetic art was known al that time, to
Improve her liereoiial appearance. And
even If ehe had not employed the salves,
etc., there Is certainly one thing she
aould not have fallid so do amt that Is
lo darken her eyebrows. All the women
of the Orient darken their eyebrows and
eyelashes to-day. Just the same ns tlp-y
dkl thou-amk- of yearn ago I'raof of
this was found In the graves which con
tained not exactly eyebrow pencils, but
tiny boxes tilled with a black paste and
small wooden Implements for applying
the same This ivss u*xl list alone by
the women, but by the men also
Even munlcurlng was known In those
ancient days, because * are told by the
brer authorities that Parts had most shin
ing nails and darkened both his eyelashes
and lib brows.
It would Iw an rosy matter to ridicule
all the various Ingredients of these sulves,
but ll would be Injustice to do so, tie
cause some of them have been used ever
since through all these centuries and
have thoroughly proven their efficacy.
When at the last I Isy me down to eleep.
Amt of Ihe morrow * dawning reckon
When night no more, no more msy vlrgtt
Aral love'* brief noon Is but a dream
Rack to the Past, Its sad and variant
Be Thou the warder of my yesterdays.
Smtd the paths long lost, or sought too
Where aaywardnese hath wandered,
love been blind.
If there be one (hat llrth clear and
I'nweeti, perchance forgot—Thou may eat
Even In that perverse, perplexing maze
The while thread shining mid my yes
Bo oft hath ktvs'i torch wavered, love's
feet failed,
Wore the vain reckoning mine ‘twere
but to weep:
Blind Thou ihe sight hy memory assailed.
When at the last I lay me down lo
And through Time's deep and labyrlnth
|an way*
Crown Thou some moment In my yes
terdays! —Harper’s Bazar.
“In her early youth Julia Hunt was on
exquisite specimen of willful, adventurous.
Southern girlhood, and was known far
and wide for her daring rempadea on
horseback." writes Mrs Thaddeu* Horton,
tn the September ladles’ Home Journal.
"When quite young she married Copt.
Colquitt. I'nllert State* Army, who win
soon after killed In the war, leading *
Confederate division. The young widow
soon after went to Purls It was Just
about this time that Napoleon 111 eum
moned young Jerome Bonaparte of Bal
timore. an officer In the Fulled mates
Army, to the French Court, it happened
that Capt. Colquitt and Jerome Bona
parte, having been clusemar** at Wes'.
Point, were warm personal friends, and.
naturally, the former'a widow no sooner
reached the French capital than she made
her presence known to the young Fran
co-American SWi* and the young officer
became very cordial acquaintances, and
through his Inluence she was Introduced
at court, and was soon one of the fav
orites of the Royal couple. It was at
length retorted among the Southern
friends of Mrs Colquitt lhat her marriage
with Jerome would occur In a few weeks,
when she suddenly and unexpectedly re
turned to Dlnglewood. her Georgia horn
and announced a total change In all ol
her plans The two never met again. Her
family has her letter# from Jerome and
scm from the Emperor Napoleon, but
their contents will probably never be
known. There are also a diamond tiara
and many other precious Jewel* that were
given to her by her Roywl frlende."
Morocco I* a paradise for the woman
hater He who has been ecurvlly served
hv the unfair sex. says the Boston Adver
tiser. may there And halm for his bruis
ed spirit. Either women Is not seen el
all. or. If noticed In Ihe public ways, la
cursed and ruffed. Her highest ambition
I* lo batten on sweet stuff ns n caged bird
on rapeeeed. When her youth and beauty
leave her. and kohl and henna no longer
stave off the ravages of time ami domes
ticity, she la thrown on public charity as
a private nutaaiqre. TO this Moslem way
of thinking, ’the new woman would be as
Impossible of acceptance as la the New
During the first few day* In the land,
any Englishman feels Ms blood boll at the
sight of skinny and uncomplaining old
hags keeping pure palnfullly on the hot,
sandy highways beside the mule that h*r*
I heir husband, son or brother, but time
soften* Ihe ahork. and to his first Im
pulse of rebellion In favor of an Innova
tion of "equality " much abutted In the
fair cities of Ihe North, there succeeds a
cynical acqulescene In Ihta compentMllng
survival of male ascendency and female
obsequiousness, this relic of Ihe old order,
al the galea of Europe, and not quite al
the antipode* of New York.
Woman In Morocco he soon perceive* le
no more than a domesticated animal; hul
then students of social evolution assure
ua lhat she was cnce on that footing, pur
chased and fed lhat eh# might do the
work of the house and hear the race, tn
what are now civilised communities. It
Is Ihe utter misconception of the romance
of marriage that has raise I her to a throne
that she often shows herself wholly unable
lo grace.
They manage there things differently In
Moro co. The grave old pasha pay* a
good price to her parent* for Fatma. and
Faun* hy that same token he keeps within
doors, carrying the key to her apartments
In his sash, or Intrusting It In a slave an
swerable with his head Falma Is pam
pered a* long as she la young, and mav
even be treated with kindness In middle
Passing Ihe understanding of man Is Ihe
manner In which the average woman dis
poses of her handkerchief, or doesn't dis
pose of 11. Blnce pockets went out her
purse and handkerchief have caused her
Intlnlle (rouble. The amount of mental
and phyatcal energy that has been wasted
on them would have reformed the world
The Filert of Coffee on Highly Or
ganised People. (
"I have been a coffea user for year*,
and about wo years ago got Into a very
serious condition of dyspepsia and Indi
gestion. It seemed to me I would fly to
pieces. I was so nervous that at the least
noise I was distressed, and many times
could not straighten myself up because
of the puln.
"My physician told me I must not est
any heavy or strong food and ordered a
diet, giving me some medicine. I followed
directions carefully, but kept on using
coffee and did not get any belter. Uil
winter husband, who was away on bus
iness. hod Pootum Food Coffee served
to him In he family where he boarded.
"He liked It so well that when he came
tame he brought some with him We
began using It and I found It most ex
cellent. While 1 drunk It my stomach
never botherrd me In the least, ami 1
got over my nervous trouble*. When the
Postum was all gone we returned to cof
fee Then my stomach began lo hutt me
as before and the nervoua conditions came
on again.
"That showed me exactly what was the
cause of the whole trouble, so *. quit
drinking coffea altogether and kept on
using Postum Food Coffee. The old
• roubles left again and 1 have never had
any trouble tinea.” Anna Coen. Ml.
Ephraim, O.
Several thousands yards of Fancy Silks thrown on
our Center Table will be sold at Great deductions.
You will find tjjcm very attractive at the uniform price
of CT cts
Zero weather could not have produced a quicker
demand than we had for Blankets. Of course the
Low Prices did the work, the Quality did the selling.
The Blanket Sale Continues.
A $4.00 Fine White Wool Blanket at $2.09
A $5.00 Fine White Wool Blanket at $3.49
A $7.00 California Wool Blanket at £4.09
A SB.OO California Wool Blanket at $5.G9
Clean White Blankets tsc and up to $22..50
See the Skirts and Waists.
$2.50 Black Walking Skirts now at $1.39
$2.50 Braided Flannel Waists now at $1.50
810.00 High Class Black Skirts now at $5.00
A few White Waists, clean Htock, a Gill, 50c U $1
$1.50 Infants' Fine White Dresses this week $1
S2O Ladies' Suits at $7.88.
75c Dress Goods, new styles and colors, at 40c
SI.OO Dress Goods, a handsome variety, at 09c
$2.25 Finest Venetians, the latest shades, $1.49
Black Goods, always the best at lowest prices.
The SSilk Store of Savannah. “Always complete.*’
A Small “? Big Bargains.
15e Pillow Casing Mr
Best Bleach Hheetlng ..Bel
Flanellette Outings |oci
15e Children's llo** ....10c
Children's H'dkrrrhtefa. Sc
lonites' Handkerchiefs.. 3c
M< n's Handkerchief*... 3c
Children'# Ifndrrbodlee 2f*c
ChtUren’s >M Waist#... 15c
75c Infants' Cap* Stic
Me Elsie Blocking* 29c
2&c Bilk Ribbons 16c
Prompt and Careful Attention to Mail Orders.
All ltargains as Advertised. No Disappointment.
If otherwise concentrated and directed. It
Is all on account of these trilling objects
that a woman doesn't get off Ihe car the
way a man Inalsts she ought 'lt Is for
Ihe same reaaen often lhat she lett liar
skirls act as a street sweeper.
The woman who does not carry her
handkerchief In her hand along wllh her
purse, papers, a key and various oilier
more or lea* essential articles, has ways
of bestowing, It. according to her Indi
viduality. A certain type of woman al
ways put* her* In her bell, hul Iherc are
sub-1 ypea even In this classlflcallon, and
while one tucks It In neally. with the ends
forming an attractive rhou, another
sluffn it In a wad. and still another I*l*
Ihe ends dangle carelessly. Thrre may be
something, however. In the amount of
room that exists under the bell to ac
count for the way the handkerchief Is In
Rome girls have a fashion of sticking
I heir handkerrhlefs Into Ihe front of their
bodice. Others Insert them in Ihslr cuffs
These are usually girls who have had a
glimpse of army folk and dole on the
military. Home women have a pocket on
the Inner side of the tipper sleeve Jual
large enough lo hold a bit of fine cam
bric. Hut if handkerchiefs are lo be larg
er this winter, aa the fashion authorities
say, this would make an unsightly bulk
on the arm
The chatelaine pocket helps some women
out of Ihe difficulty, hut for one woman
who is devoted lo that useful article there
are a dosen who abhor It and would rath
er have I heir hands Incumbered forever
than to free Ih- m by such a device. Now
and then, one sees a woman In a car
stand up and from the folds In the back
of her skirl, triumphantly produce a
handkerchief Bhe la of th* class of wo
men who believes In having a place for
everything. Ihe decree of fashion regard
less Bhe doesn't lose her handkerchief,
she knows where It Is when she want*
It. and It Is out of sight, aa It ought to
be, when It Isn't wanted
A girl was seen the other day to lift a
sailor hat, lake a handkerchief from Ihe
lop of her head and afterward to replace
It under the hut. Another girl had a fash
ion of lurking here Inside her collar, but.
after the mercury rose above SO, she
found that the cambric seemed 100 near
the point of dissolution lo be of much us*
and gavo herself up to carrying It by
A woman's husband say* that the rea
son dressmakers won’t put pocket* In their
customer's gown* Is because they are In
league with the manufacturer of hand
kerchiefs. and that If a statistician would
compile the figure* on Ihe number of
handkerchief* women lose In a year It
would be the biggest computation on re
In Oriental countries women are gen
erally regarded as the Inferiors of men.
yet. according to a Hindoo legend, this Is
the proper origin of the sex: Twashtrl,
the god Vulcan of the Hindoo mythology,
created the world, llul on hi* commenc
ing to create woman he discovered that
with man he had exhausted all hie crea
tive materials, and that not one solid ele
ment had been left. This, of course,
greatly perplexed Twashtrl. and caused
him to fall In * profound meditation.
When h# arose from M he proceeded as
follows: He took the roundness of the
moon, th* undulating curves of the ser
pent, the graceful twist of the creeping
plant, the light shivering of the gross
blade and the slenderness of the willow,
the velvcey softness of the flowers, the
lightness of the feather, the gentle gage
of the doe. the frolicaomeness of the danc
ing sunbeam, the tears of the cloud, the
Inconstancy of the wind, the ttmldness
of the hare and h* vanity of th* peacock,
the hardness of the diamond, the sweet
ness of honey, the cruelty of The tiger,
the heat of the Are and the chill of snow,
the cackling of the parrot and the coo
ing of the *urtledove. All the## he mix
ed together and formed woman. Then he
presented her to the man.
To be locked out of one's own house
naturally Irritate# a person quite as much
as to ho looked In. but * Philadelphia wo
man found he reelf both locked out and
locked In one day iaat week h< had re
turned rrotn Atlantic City, when- she and
her family have been summering, having
keen called to town on a matter of bust-
37 50 Taffeta Petticoat* 33 Ml
37.® Taffeta Waists 33 m
310.® T#(T#l* Waists . 35.*
315 ID Esdles' Butts 3514
If. I'M flubber Cloak* S3 33
35 m Marseille* Quilts 33 33,
tS.Mi Fine t’mbrellaa.. .32 d>!
Ohc Men's Bhlrt* 33e'
Hoc Men'* Bhlrt# ....Me
31.® Men's Bhtn* Mel
Men's Gloria t'mhrella*
Men's Fancy Hosiery ..801
nee*. Aa the day was warm, she con
cluded io go lo her elnetl city bom* and
lake a real am) bath before returning on
Ihe afternoon train Bhe was glancing
out of Ihe window when the postman
came along, and she called to him to slip
th* letter he carried for her under tha
front door, which he did Then eh* took
her hath and. slipping In a loner robe and
a pair of high bgcl-d slippers she ran
down lo Ihe vestibule for her letter. In
some unexpected way the veetlhule door
closed after her and there eh* was. shut
nut from her house and by th* nature at
her apparel shut off from the etreet. It
waa useless to ring Ihe doorbell. ■* the
house was vacant. Fortunately, there
were narrow (sines of glaa* on each ride
of the veetlhule door. so. taking off on*
slipper, she broke the glass with the heel
and was thus able lo puah bk Ihe ' ftteh
of Ihe dradlatrh and gain an entrance,
Bhe aaya she could not possibly have felt
worse If ehe had committed a burglary
than she did at the prospect of having
io appear an Ihe street In such unusual
In a Bummer Garden—
"l love you ao." ihe sunbeam said
To the roe# that grew beside him;
"I love the touch of your golden head.
And th* flower* that grow around you.
"Bo kiss me once," he softly said.
"With th* dd love In your pretty eyes.
For the day Is past end th* flower* dee*l
The flowers that grew around you."
—Anna Mclntoah Revlll*.
For biliousness, constipation and ma
For Indignation, sick and nervous head
For aleepteosnesa. nervousneoa and heart
For fever, chills, debility and kidney
disease*, lake I,*mon Kilxlr.
toadies, for natural and thorough or
gan!.l regulation, lake lavnon Elixir. *
tor and 11 hollies at druggists.
Prepared only by Dr. H. Mosley. At
lanta, Oa.
After ten years of great suffering from
Indigestion, with great nervous prostra
tion, biliousness, disordered kidneys and
constipation. 1 have been cured by Dr.
Moaley’e Lemon Elixir, ami am now a
well man. Rev. C. C. Davis.
KM M. K Church Boulh.
No. B Tattnall street. Atlanta, Oa.
Dr. H. Motley, Atlanta-Having been a
great sufferer for three years from Indi
gestion, and been treated by many phy
sicians, who failed to give me any relief.
Continuing to grow worse, my brother ad
vised me to try Dr. Mosley'* Lemoo
Elixir, which remedy he had used for sev
eral year*.' I commenced Us use, ant)
must any that your lemon Elixir Is tha
greatest awdtrine on earth. I have never
suffered a day since I commenced using
Lemon Elixir. R. L Hoooo,
Hernando street. Memphis, Tenn.
A t AHO.
This Is lo certify lhat I used Dr. Mos
ley’s I/mon Elixir for neuralgia of tha
head and eyes with the most marked ben
eflt to my general health. I would gladly
have paid |Tu> for Ihe relief It has given
me ala coat of two or three dollar*.
H A. Beall.
Clerk Superior Court Randolph County,
—American* traveling without passports
In Europe Jhls season, and especially tn
Germany, have been put to conaidrrahla
Inconvenience an a result of recent an
archist demonstrations. One of the first
questions put to foreigners traveling In
Germany Is as to their Identity, end docu
mentary evidence on this point I* always
regarded as most valuable Thus a man
without a passport 1* of necessity under
more or less suspicion, so that It Is al
ways best for tourists to provide them
selves with these documents.
Children's i'nraaols 2&o
Children's* Crnbrellaa ~7Sa
N’h-* Laundry 8ag*.,,,.D0
N'lre Laundry Bags So
Nice Btampcd Bearfs....lSo
tl.tt> Linen Squares .... too
It.tiO Linen fl.-arf* ®o
The Victoria Corsets....too
The K. A G. fore .as TSo
it to PocketbookH at 75.1
Full 81s* Sheets ....Me
Hemstitched Bheets ....too

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