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•A- IZZ 2L Gr ZIKT E FCS LADIES, CONTAINING TOPICS OF HOUSEKEEPING, WIT, LITERATURE AND PROGRESS. 3" O "CT IX IT-A. L OWNED, CONTEOLDED AND EITTIEEL” ~XT LADIES. VOL. 3, No. 39. ABOUT WOMEN. Miss Alice Freeman has presented the Christian Woman’s Exchange of New Orleans with a set of views of Wellesley College. Mrs. Martha J. Lamb is connected with thirteen learned societies, including the Clarendon Historical Society of Edinburgh. The rooms of the late Mrs. A. T. Stew art at the Grand Union Hotel, Saratoga, are tenantless. They will be kept va cant all the season out of respect to the memory of their occupant for so many summers in the past. The Queen of Roumania honored Queen Victoria’s Jubilee by translating Victoria’s journal into Roumanian, and publishing it in a cheap edition. Miss Marcia Marvin, daughter of the late Bishop E. M. Marvin, has accepted the position of matron in the Mission School at Piracicaba, Brazil, and expects to sail in July. The Empress of Japan, accompanied by a retinue of twenty persons, will visit the United States in October. She will land at San Francisco, stop at Salt Lake, Omaha and Chicago, and return, after two months’ sojourn, by the Southern Pacific route. The women of California are finding profitable and steady employment in huit culture, as they can easily do much of the work, such as picking, packing, making raisins, and canning fruit. Crystalized figs and apricots, to a large extent, are the products of the labor of women, as well as jellies, jams and marmalade. A conspicuous leader of Athenian so ciety is Miss Sophia Tricoupis, sister of the prime minister. She is a slender, fragile looking old lady, who lives sur rounded with flowers. Her brother’s friends, knowing her fondness for them, send her dozens of bouquets every day. She never “goes anywhere,” but receives from 10 in the morning until midnight. In Athens she is a power. As a corre spondent she is indefatigable, writing ESTABLISHED JUNE, 1884. PUBLISHED AND CONTROLLED BY LADIES’ JOURNAL CO. LITTLE ROCK, ARK., JULY, 1887. dozens of letters in as many different languages every day. When she lived in London with her father, the Greek minister, she made the acquaintance of Miss Susan Dallas, whose father, George M. Dallas, was at that time America a minister to the court of St. James. An intimacy between the tw’o girls ripened into friendship, and they have corre sponded at intervals ever,, since. Miss Tricoupis never married. Her heart, it is said, is buried in the grave of a hero; but she is the most devoted and affec tionate of sisters, and much of M. Tri coupis’ success is of her making. The Atlanta (Ga.) Constitution says: “There is abject poverty to an alarming extent in many of the larger cities in our own country; but while woman often suffers here, there is a respect for her sex which is found in every class of society, and which protects her from the indigni ties endured by her sisters in other lands. Women are finding many avenues to self-support opening to them in the United States. They are more and more in demand in the cities every day. Bet ter wages are being paid them, because they have demonstrated that they excel in many kinds of work. With the law so firmly on her side; with the best schools open for her culture; with a shield of sympathetic protection in the manly sentiment of the country, and with commercial enterprise extending its favors to her, the American woman has cause to be thankful.” mFladWrobes. The neck is dressed as high as ever, in spite of the hot weather. Yokes are in such great favor this summer that even vests have yokes or yoke-like pieces at the top. The low-cut ties used for a walking shoe this summer are cool ami comforta ble, but much too hospitable to gravel and mosquitoes. The Pompadour style of hair is in favor, but not for young faces. In dress ing the hair black hairpins are no longer used; gilded pins, large and small, and small ones of blonde tortoise-shell take the place of them. For simple dresses the waist is shirred at the neck and waist line in front and Subscription $1.50 a Year. behind, and has a tu uM Bvron col lar or a deeper sailo. ' ..J.' 011 l --- skirt has an apron n i material, with two bacn. bunched at the top and reaching floor, yet caught up it e middle to f* ’ in two points. A new Irish lace called “Kells” is made by Donegal workers. The thread used is polished flax, and the lace looks as if made of fine silk. A costume of Donegal linen embroidered in Irish pat tern and. trimmed with this lace, was worn at one of Queen Victoria’s draw ing-rooms the other day. The latest traveling mat or dust catcher is the Irish peasant’s cloak, made of six or more breadths of surah, and long enough to envelop the whole person from head to foot. The whole fullness is simply gathered to a deep standing col lar of velvet. The peasant cloaks have no sleeves, but the fronts are doubled up to form sling sleeves. There is a belt underneath to adjust the fullness slightly to the figure in the back. There are many kinds of sleeves in wear this season. The full bishop style, gathered into a velvet cuff, is growing in favor daily. The pufied sleeve ap pears upon many of the dainty summer gowns, with insertions of lace between. A new leg o’-mutton model has appeared, with bead or silk embroidery at the top end around the wrists. The real Italian j sleeve is much used with artistic evening dress, and also upon children’s pictur esque gowns. Oriental styles also pre vail in the making of gowns for high teas and summer evening water parties, and other fetes. Sleeves are besides in Grecian, Syrian, Jewish and Turkish styles. Persian colors are much em ployed for indoor dresses, and the East ern tissues are extensively used. These i are combined with velvet withelegant 1 effect, the bodies and sleeves being the ; special point of decorative study. Some of the shirts for lawn-tennis wear are made with a new, or rather revived, sleeve—tight to the elbow, and then full to the shou'der. The army worm is marching on through parts of Mississippi. The plan ters, however, say that the hot weather is too much for the crawling host, which simply nibbles where it used to devour.