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MY LADY'S CHAMBER. k Sly Peep Into the Bed Rooms of Pretty Women. White and Gold Slumbers of the Darling- Creatures Pictured. How a Woman's Room Should Look Duping: Morpheus' Reign. Sheets Worth $250 a Pair, and Huge Mirrors in the Canopy. OW MANY people that you kimw look pretty when they are asleep? asks Bab in the Phila delphia imes. We are told that the grace and litheuess of the fimire is increased by the pose taken in slumber. Those who have studied the subject say that the best position to sleep is slightly to one side, with the body stretched out its full length. The llussian isoldiers.credited With being the straight eßt men in theworld.claim that it comes from sleeping the shape of the letter S; but insist that this must be done with (treat regularity, else the desired effect will not be obtained. What nue sleeps on Is a matter that concerns the sleeper very much. You couldn't imagine the Sleep- In? Beauty resting upon husks and cov ered with coarse linen, while you can imagine the dainty court lady who felt a roseleaf under forty silken spreads. The nouveau riche seldom attains t lie idea of luxury in a bed room; that conies from generations of ease and wealth. The woman to whom splendor has only lately arrived puts her bed room in the hands of a professional furnisher, and the result is a cross between the royal apartments at some of the Conti nental hotels and a funeral couch. The decorator's idea is to have a hutre four poster in the center of the room on a platform reached by four steps; the Chairs are in harmony with this dread ful bed, and none of them afford rest for the weary backs or suggest anything In the way of a loaf. The decorator then puts aloomy curtains about the bed, three feathers on top of each post and finishes you up by giving you a dressing table that looks as if it ought to hold the poisons of the Borgia family rather than the sweets and dainty trap pings of the lady of the nineteenth century. JHTSB * * The botlronm of a woman ought, first of all, to be restful; it wants to have lounges, cushions and chairs that hold open their arms, and invite you to come in and repose. The bed doesn't want to be in the middle of ihe room, and it doesn't want to look so dreary that you feel as if you would like your husband to turn Mormon, and let you have two or three wives to sleep with you. so that you wouldn't dream of spooks and wake up in a cold chill. The prettiest bed room I know has a wonderful Chippen dale bed In it. This stands against the Wall, and from the canopy top fall cur tains of bolting cloth embroidered by Mrs. Wheeler; those at the top have poppies upon them, that sleep come to the eyes, while those at the foot are radiant with moruinic irlories, inviting the sleeper to awake and see the sun. Inside the canopy is lined with rose-col ored silk, and so is the. part at the oack, against which is hung a lovely picture, on ivory, of the Mother of God. The bed is dressed In white: the sheets, the finest of linen, are hemstiched by hand, and have a monogram embroidered in white upon each. The outer spread i also of linen, decorated in the most elaborate manner in drawn work, and trimmed wiih Irish lace. When the cold weather comes a rose-pink quilt of eider down is used, and when Jack Frost is drawing etchings on the window-panes a spit of sable or one of wiiite fox gives greater warmth. At the foot of the bed is the little lo,unge that matches it ; this it upholstered in white brocade, with pink roses upon it; and pillows of pink and gold aud white and pale green are piled up in one cor ner. The room itself is full of com fortable chairs; the dressing table has, beside all its silver belongings, evi dences that the room is lived in, for here is a hastily written note, there a couple of photographs, and with a rib bon-niarker in it is the last new French novel. The small in case" table is pushed up to the bed at night, and on the silver tray is a taper with its matches, a Diesden plate with some fruit upon it, a jug of water, one of claret, and two or three daintily cut glasses. V Another beautiful bed Is slept in every night by one of the prettiest girls alive; it is of gold and white. The frame itself is of white enamel, picked out with gold here aud there, and at the top stand two gold angels, as if they were blessing the sleeper, whi.'e about them another is apparently Moating in the air; from their hands fall the full soft lace curtains that drape the bed. To have a great deal of hand work on one's linen is considered very smart. Jsot long agol saw some sheets hat had been made by Felix. The linen was almost fine enough to go through a ring— certainly a bangle. The edges were hemstitched, the upper hem being very deep. Upon it was wrought In enormous letters a monogram, and above this a viscount's crown, while the edge was finished with a frill of real Valenciennes lace a half a yard wide. This lace was real, and as very little of that is seen nowadays, it was not sur prising to know thai these sheets cost $250 a pair. A few foolish women, with more money than brains, have bought in Paris very superb beds that had, set in the canopy, huge mirrors; but. after they had been laimhed at by people who knew better, the glass of Venice was quickly removed and silk drapings put iv its place. jj" r=7 V i • * The feminine nouveau ricfaecan siton her coach, can maintain a position in a buckbourd with unbending back, can be stiff and formalin her tailor-made frock, but she finds it very flifticult to assume a loose gown, 101 l before a glowing fire and let her soul and body be at rest. To intellectually do nothing is a height of elegance she has not yet attained. Her nearest approach to it is the assumption of a gorsreous tea down, but even in this the desire to do something comes over her and betrays her inability to merely exist and be a delight to other peo ple. The ladies of Watteau be came heroines when occasion re quired, but before that they were only beautiful pictures. We say "only beauti ful pictures," and yet they co to make up half the happiness of life. Tiie real charm of a baby is that it's lovely and doesn't do anything. It is idleness per sonified and it's blissful. The faults for which punishment should be administered to old and young— punishment that hurts and is mortifying, too — should be for mean faults— those of selfishness, greediness, Inconsideration, irreverence and im pertinence. Undoubtedly a number of politic-ions would be counted amonor the victim*, and certainly in Philadelphia the street cleaning department ought to have their share before the spanker's arm had lost its vigor. Beautiful boots in which to walk are an impossibility here. Clean ones are equally impossible: and as custom doesn't permit a woman getting up into a bootblack's chair, once her patent leathers are covered with mud her skirt has to suffer the rest of the lime. The street cars have a pleasant little wav of their owu of stopping just in front of. ' puddles of water, not deep enough to drown lovely woman, but to splash her until her temper is of a fiery shade. I don't wonder that foreigners come here an<l complain of the streets; a country road is in a thousand times better con dition than Chestnut street to-day, and this state of affairs exists In the largest city of the greatest republic in the world I We ought to put the flag at half mast and bury the politicians up to their necKs in mud. THE FASHIONABLE SNIFF. The Hading Veil Blamed for the Introduction of It. ET me tell you that the Hading veil is decidedly a thing of the past, and glad 1 an; of it. The wearing of that veil last winter was the cause of the intro duction of the fashionable sniff. If you heard a young lady snit fing or snuffling perhaps you thought she was crying. Oh, no, indeed, she was not. She was wearing a littding veil lied tightly about the throat, and it was impossible 'for her to use her handkerchief. Hence her snuffling. But this season we have gone back to the sensible little veil, reaching only to the tip of the nose, so we may use our handkerchief with effusion and drink our tea with gusto. The new veil is of the finest black tulle, with a fine and narrow silk edge embroidered on it. I still hold to the opinion that the black chenille dotted veil is the most becom ing veil a woman can wear, but it is not tlie "latest tiling in veils." In colored veils the chenille dot is still fashiona ble, but the black veil is more stylish. A veil of tine red tulle is occasionally worn, but if you have a florid com plexion, or red— l mean auburn— hair, do avoid the red veil as you would the pestilence. And as to the plain black veil or chenille dot— well, you must consult your mirror and decide for yourself. WHY DON'T THEY 3IAHRY? _____ _____ A New York Club Man Can Only Offer Theories in Explanation. 11 EN a Union club man was asked why it was that so many men in New York so ciety who found favor with the fair sex, and who had abund ance of means for a hand some town es ta b lishment, should refrain from matri mony, he said he did not know how it fSS?yr was except that most or these men got in the way of going to one house and making it so much their home that they didn't 'niss home comforts. They be came tame cats so far as these houses were concerned, where they visited and felt themselves privileged to go just as though the house were their own. If they had no place else to go to din ner, they would turn up at the house of this friendly tamily precisely as they would at their own table, and in fact spent all their idle time there. A prom inent society lady, speaking of an old bachelor who has wealth and social po sition, said that the reason he had not married was not to be found in the fact that he had been refused, but because, when he bsgan to pay attentions to a woman, and found that they were ac cepted, he Immediately grew fearful thiit he would be captured, and then he would gradually retire from the field. The fact that the lady would probably say "yes" simply frightened him. THE SLEEPING ROOM. Try to Have It the Sunniest and Cheeriest in the Honse. SLEEPING room should never be a small one,depend ent for most of its air on an open window. Such a room is soldo in safe.and in ceriain states of theweatli er the air is sure to be shut off. Few rooms are large enough not to require continu ous ventilation. The two sleepers are constantly vitiating the air. No air is pure which contains au excess of car bonic acid, and at every breath a cer tain amount of oxygen is converted into this poisonous gas. Think of 12,000 such inspirations during the night! Moreover, each breath conveys with the carbonic acid and throws into the air effete matter thrown off by the lungs, which is also poisonous. Nor is even this all. Millions of sweat tubes are all the time pouring their polluted waste into the room. Ventilation, it is evident, is a hygienic necessity. Sunshine is essential to a good sleep ing room. Sunshine is a powerful dis infectant, and every sleeping room needs to be disinfected daily. Let the head of the family appropriate the sun niest room; the truest chamber, with its occasional occupant, is of secondary importance. The sleeping room should be in an upper story. As the night air cools, many of the disease producing particles sink to the lower strata. It is said that one may live safely in a malarial region by avoiding the night air aud sleeping above the ground floor. The sleeping room should be not only one of the most spacious, but one of the cheeriest and neatest and best fur nished rooms in the house. It should be emphaticully "the chamber of peace." LADIES' MAIDS KEPT GOIXG. New York Society Women See That I !i.-v (Jot Little Leisure. § l a\ zF KWYORK letter to the \ T ew Orleans Picayune: The duty of a lady's maid, says one of them, are al most constant, if seldom heavy. One may have leisure for half a day or scarcely get a breathing spell of ten minutes in twenty-four hours. There is not a groat deal of vari ation. 1 tret up at 7 in the morning and am | through my bath and toilet in tiuio for break fast at 8. Immediately afterward I take a pot of chocolate and the morn ing papers to my mistress, and while she drinks the chocolate I read from the papers aloud. Her mail is brought up at 9, and I man icure her hands while she reads it. Then I prepare her bath, and afterward arrange her hair and dress her for her 10 o'clock breakfast. While the chambermaid is doing up her room I arrange her toilet brushes and boxes, and get out her afternoon dress. 1 have my dinner at noon. If my mistress feels" like napping after luncheon I read her to sleep. If she goes shopping 1 usually accompany her. At 3 I dress her for her afternoon drive, and at 0 for dinner. I have supper at 7, and the evenine is generally my own, but I go to bed early when my mistress is out, because when she comes home I have to undress her, brush out her hair, give her a cup of hot bouillon, and read her to sleep. Brushing, mending and making over her dresses, attending to her laces and looking after her linen take up most of my spare time. Sunday afternoon 1 always have to myself, and altogether I am very well satisfied. Ladies who require the attendance of THE SAINT PAUL DAILY GLOBE: SUNDAY MORNING, JANUARY 12, 1890.— SIXTEEN PAGES. maids have to treat them with a certain degree of consideration in order to keep them. Once I lived with a woman who would not open her eyes in the morning until 1 had bathed them with rose-water, and who compelled me to brush her feet for her. I found out that before her mar riage she did all the housework for her father and a family of several children, and the discovery so irritated mo that 1 soon conjured up a pretext for leaving her. THE POWER OP FASCINATION. Some of the Reasons That Attraot the Sterner Sex to the Gentler. HE power of fascina tion inerent in women may. moreover, be di vided into two kinds. We all, says the Brooklyn Eagle, have seen the old lady,gen erally white-haired, with kindly, pleasant features, on which time has set no un friendly mark, who stili retains all her at tracti vene ss. Note vmvm how the boys and girls adore her; they will go to her and confide their sorrows, their hopes, their ambitions, and when they would not breathe a word to their mothers. The kindly, loviner interest evinced in a lad's affairs by such a one has time and again first implanted the imuiilscs in the heart which eventually led him on to an Honorable career. Quickly, almost by stealth, the good is done by such, and the good seed sown which will ripen in after time into a rich and abundant crop. On the other hand, we have most of us seen, perhaps in real life, certainly on the stage, the fascinating adventuress, who, by her enthralling beaute de diable, en slaves men's souls and leads them (on the stage) to dare all for her sake. Such is directly opposed to the sweet old lady in her old-fashioned chair, and these two form the opposite poles be tween which the women who fascinate vary. Types differ, and any one you may select has some position between these two opposites. lake, for instance, a pretty, and may be a witty woman who, hardly of her own free will, makes every man fall in love with hertoa greater or less degree. She may be innocent of any evil intention, but her position on the scale is not vastly removed from that of the melodramatic sorceress. Or, again, take Hie instance of a pretty young matron who, while devoted to home, husband and children, yet has several intimate friends of the male persuasion. But her influence is all lor good. Her fascination is exerted in a worthy cause, and she has found out a great truth— that there is no friendship so lasting, so true, and so pleasant as one between persons of opposite sexes, where a true feeling of bonne camara derie exists and there is no pretense to love-making. Such a woman, if she lives long enough, bids fair to develope into a snowy-haired old lady on whose friendship the children will rely. SHOPPING IX ST. LOUIS. Why the Ladies Always Choose Monday for the Drudgery. S a St. Louis Republic man was pushing his way about town 'ast Monday he vas struck with he great num >er of ladies on .lie street. Meet .ng a well-post ed lady friend he asked her why Monday al ways brought out such a lame crowd of the fair sex. "Don't you know, you stu pid?" asked the speaker, and continuing.said: "Now, don't go and tell this, but ii's a fact, just the same. Mon day is wash-day, and every wo man who is not wealthy is afraid to stay at home that day lest her friends will think she is do- ing her own washing. So she gels up before lielit, tackles a tub and wash board, and at 9 o'clock gets dressed and conies down town. When she meets a friend she smiles languidly, and says: 'Oh, I just determined to stay out of the house to-day. Everything is upset, and my servants are busy with the washing, and you know what that means.' '1 did the same thing,' returns her friend, whose hands are withered under her kids from the warm water she ha? been scrubbing in, '.and took this opportunity to run down and do a little shopping.' A TOMATO-COLORED SASH. How a Woman Won a Victory at the Opera in New York. HERE is no doubt about it, tomato color is the tiling," said one wise woman to another yester day. "1 don't know whether it is because we are less used to it, or because It is really more striking than anything else, but I assure you that woman carried the day, or rather the night, thanks to nothing but that sash. We'll hate to follow in her wake, of course; but I told my dressmaker she must get me up something In toma to-color and white— that won't look like an imitation." All this as tribute to a woman who re cently appeared in the very familiar black net dress of the period at the opera house, and snatched victory from comparative defeat, with a tomato-col ored Empire sash, and was considered by the men to be the most strikingly and handsomely dressed woman in the house. Tomato color is particularly adapted, too, where the lining is ex pected to show, as in opera cloaks, and for trowns that fall loosely over petti coats; but it is to be honed that it will never fall into the hands of the indis creet, that is, the majority, for it is cer tainly a color to then cause havoc. POOr KKIUIXG. News From New York Society by Way of Madge's Letter. ADGE,"of Lon don Truth, has received the fol lowing letter from a friend in New York: The newest idea here is to tell one's character from cue's feet. I've had mine done, ot course. Corns are translated in to bad temper. Small feet mean that their owners are quick, ener getic and given to flittation. A long foot mdi cates esthetic tendencies and a reserved disposition. The foot-reading woman gave me a bad character. She says 1 am a dangerous flirt; that my temper is hasty, and that 1 am too fond of candy. I asked her if she could not throw in some alleviation in the shape of a small good quality or so. Givinir my best com an extra tweak that made me feel sick, sue said she thought my curves indi cated a latent susceptibility to soft in fluences. "You mean that I might make a fool of myself some day. There's not much balm" iv Gi lead in that suggestion, any way." "The angles about your heel prove that your common sense will al ways be in excess of your emotions." was the reply. It's a comfort, any way, to kuow that my bead is stronger than my heart; for I should so despise my self if ever 1 married a poor man for no better reason than that I liked him. The proper thing to do is to have a piaster cast taken of your right foot, and then get a professor of chiropody to tell you all about yourself. Large, well-formed, symmetrical feet indicate breadth of mind and firmness of pur pose. Broad-soled, flat-heeled feet show a grasping disposition. This sort is to be found in Chicago. The New York girl's foot is pink and white, and beauti tul, but really strong, though it looks delicate- The foot of a Southern girl has a small ankle, high instep, curved like a bow, and has a delicate tracery of veins all over the surface. Spanish and Cuban women have the most perfect feet. Our professors say nothing about English women. Their art has never been practiced in your dear little island that wo all love so much. lam longing to be back in Lon don. I like your men so much. You see, an American girl is predisposed in favor of Englishmen, because the best heroes of our fiction are English all the time. They stalk through the story with a beautiful mixture of dignity and sweetness. I'll marry an Englishman, lin resolved. Tell your frionds that I am coming back in the spring with that determination. It will act well, for the men who wouldn't llKe me to marry them will clear off when I'm about, and those that are of a coming-ou disposi tion can stand around while I make" my selection. THE ULTKA IKA-SPREAD. Each Cup Must Be Brewed Sepa rately in a Silver Ball. T ULTRA tea spreads the hos tess serves noth ing else, but each cup is sepa rate ly brewed. For this purpose she uses a small perforated silver ball of berry or nut pattern, to which a nn c «.- 1 1 it i n is at tached. The ball opens in the center.and when filled with oo long or oransie pikoe it is closed and dropped into the cup of hot ftjflß off J&b I t Wiuoi. ma \ cry tew minutes, usually before the smallest piece of scandal can be sketched, the ball is drawn out, the lees emptied into a silver tureen aud another cup prepared. Sometimes the tea is served in small tarletan bags of various colors and different varities, and piled on a platter near the kettle or urn. A bag is tossed into a cup, and when the aroma is extracted it is pulled out by a thread and dropped into the slop-bowl. LAXOTKY'S LILIES. The Actress Gets Her Complexion Out of a Bath Tub. -— ~jT ym PROFOS of the Jersey Lily, a point or two which the vulgar herd does not know. Langtry owes that wonder ful complexion to the intensely hot bathes she takes. The tub 'is filled with hot water, and she dabbles first one foot and then the other in it until she can endure it; then in she goes, and comes out look ing like like a lob- ster instead of a lily. She does not be lieve in cold baths. She wears very little underclothing. There are dainty silk shirts of delicate hue, mauve bei.ng the favorite. The satin corsets all lace behind, aud there is broad steel down the front. Long silk stockings, which reach nearly to the bottom of the corset, are worn, and except for two or three of the coldest winter mouihs certain bifurcated, lace-trinimed garments are not worn: neither any petticoat save a short affair that barelj reaches the knee. NEWER THAN SASHES. Silk Belts With No bong Ends to Ply About. Folded belts of silk, with two points at the back, are newer than sashes or belts, and are very pretty. Having no long ends to fly a.bout, and to be consid ered whenever one sits down, they are more suitable for general wear than a sash. Necessarily they are "made up" and secured by invisible fastenings. The Eiffel Tower belts have hooks and eyes to one side, under the arm, and look pretty with full waists. liaces for Boneless Necks 1 If your throat is plump and pretty, and there is no suggestion of bones in your neck, by all means wear the broad laces laid in narrow plaits that are in tended to lie fiat about the neck. These come in every variety of lace— four and five inches deep— some made as a band that fits inside the standi collar of the gown, while some have merely a narrow binding that has to be basted inside the neck of a collarless gown. ODDS AND ENDS. Still "more maenificent is a reception robe fit for a princess— or an American matron — which has a square court train and low bodico of mouse-ear gray vel vet, with a petticoat of gilt-embroidered white satin edged with two rows of Alaska sable. An elegant trained dress is cut high, with close collar and medieval sleeves of dark red velvet. The dress material is dark garnet faille, and the trimming is black silk passementerie appliques set on across the front, all tin* way from the throat to the foot of the dress, with a military effect. Lamp mats of satin should be about fifteen inches square and finished with an inch hem invisibly sewed. Then crochet rosettes of unbleached linen thread, usinir the finest made, and scat ter them over the satin, which is cut out from beneath and the rosettes caught down invisibly. The corners might have the rosettes grouped to form some figure. With a fur-trimmed suit the bonnet or hat should have a touch of fur in the shape of a tiny hi'ad, foot, Yandyked ' en'l or loop, if of sealskin crown orS border. Round turbans have a head on one side or a bird. Long toques look well with loops of velvet ribbon and a head in front. Sleighing hoods of seal skin are fashioned with a turnover' brim, large crown and cape. The newest idea in weddirg ring 3 is out of siirht. The ring is apparently a plain gold hoop, but has a little scratch across one side. The point of a knife or needle inserted in this scratch will loosen a spring so that the solid ring" swings apart into twocirclets with inner flat surfaces, upon which are engraved' many more words than can be inscribed on the inner surface of an ordinary ring, and the motto or sentence need never be seeu except by the two whom the golden symbol unites. rIS IT WRONG ? IS IT WRONG ? Is it wrong To love you and to long For yonr dear presence every hour With all the concentrated power And strength of mind and heart and soul. When even the dream bells toll and 101 l The echoes of your sacred name? If it be wrong I'll bear the blame Of all these wild desires that throng My heart, if it be wrong. ■' •:•/■ ■ 'Is it wrong . To drift in listle*sness along The tide of life, and dream of lands ' Beyond the stars where these weak hands . Shall clasp thine own in warm embrace; . - And, gazing in thy radiant face, . I shall read more than bonsts the Ior» •"■'-:-"":' ;Of all the ages gone before, ' And weave your being in the song : That fills my heaveu— Ah, is it wron?? —Montgomery Jtt. olsom. GAY GOTHAM GIRLS. Three of the Charming Creat ures Sketched at the New York Ball. Underclothes as Demanded by Cold and Dictated by Style. A Corsetmaker's Expert Views on Corsets and Shapely Women. It Is the Stiff, Tough and Tight Corset That Has Ruined So Many. Clara Belle's New York Letter. These sketches were made last night at the big N~ew Year's ball. They rep resent, first, a rear elevation of a girl as she sat in a box surveying the assem blage through a glass; secondly, a girl before her glass in the retiring room back of a box; and, thirdly, a girl who 'w^ "just dropped in," and is taking a friendly glass with a gentleman. The pictures not only give a good idea of three toilets, but they also convey, I trust, a sort ot an idea of the spirit and style of the occasion. Now, perhaps, you would like to know what f myself wore at that ball. A friend and I ap peared in new flower gowns. Hearken unto me and observe the delicacy of our taste. Our skirt is made entirely of soft tolds of pale pink tulle, hemmed with pink filoselle and trim med on one side with a v, / h% * pi li^ : » ■ floral panel formed of long trails and detached sprays ot pale pink flowers, an exact reproduction of lilac blossoms car ried out in pale lose color. The bodice is almost covered in front by a trellis work of flowers, and bordered around the basue with tiny blossoms to cor respond. Floral epaulettes, tied with satin bows, and a floral fan complete our toilet. One of the prettiest of the toilets had skirts composed of diaphan ous draperies of white tulle, out the whole of the front and sides is covered with gleaming satin ribbons, alternately pure white and pale green, firmly at- ■ tached at the waist, where they slightly overlap one another, but afterward fell quite freely and softly to the very hem of the skirt. * * The news of underwear is made inter esting, for the day of this writing any how, by the advent of cold weather. The daintiest tritles in this line are the chemises to wear with decollete toilets. Turn your eyes to the belle in my first picture, and realize how scanty must , needs be the garments underneath that bodice. Not only is the area of exposure so. great, but the coverable portion of her waist is so closely.girt that no thick ness is devoted to tne underclothing. I lately saw a bridal set of underclothes in white China silk, made in Empire style, with surplice neck, and trimmed with Italian Valenciennes lace and rib bons. Another in French nainsook was hand embroidered in Vandyke point pattern and trimmed with lace and ribbons. A very unique silk jacket to wear on rising, and even at breakfast, in Louis Xiy. style, was made of broad-striped silk in two dis tinct weaves, the pale blue stripe being in plain cord, and the white stripe in •moire. Small white stripes on the blue were ornamented with tin embroidered roses in brisht colors, and the front and sleeves of the jacket were finished with pink crepe. This was a very elegant and costly garment in exquisite taste, forming a most attractive item in a lady's wardrobe. The method of put ting on underclothing has an immense influence, not alone upou the figure, but the comfort of the wearer. ye * - ■ Some place the chemise first and then the Knickerbockers, .tucking the one in side the other, while many put the iat ter on after the corset. A certain girl WHO AIMED AT BEAT, COMFORT without bulk and substance, took the following method of putting on under wear during the winter months: Firstly, she wore long stockings I of fine cash mare, which is softer and less irritating than merino, but not ribbed ones, which are no warmer and require much larger boots; then she suspended the stockings by a shaped band from the waist, and above these were ; the knickerbockers, with the chemise hanging full and loose orer them; next she put on her double chest-protector, letting it fall inside the chemise; then fastened her corset, tying the superfluous laco on one side beneath the hooks on the edgo. Am. I giving up the secrets of the feminine toilet? Well, men will get the facts, anyhow. What did some fellows do the other day but photograph the back yard of a fashionable boarding school on wash day. Copies of the pic tures, entitled "White Wings," are already extant in the clubs. I am told. The girls are lust wild about it. and the only comfort is that the closest micros copical examination of the photograph doesn't reveal any of the initials of the owners on the garments. *** A fashionable corsetmaker was talk ing about his business. "There's an effort being made by cer tain well formed young women in town," he said, "to dispose of the corset as a part of the attire. It is needless to say, perhaps, that the custom cannot grow widespread enough to injure my business very materially. But 1 have lost customers, all the same, by the new fad and I am now making the smallest and lightest corsets that I re member selling since I went into the trade. The fact is. corsets have been done to death by American women. They have had them as thick and stitf as shingles and have worn them almost from their knees to their collars. The toughness and tightness of them have ruined more figures than any other agency known. I will take a "healthy young girl and, if she does not inherit a tendency to pronounced stoutness, will guarantee that she shall have a perfect figure from the time she is fifteen till she is thirty. And she should never have A CORSET If EAR HER. Her waist would not be two inches larger than that of a woman who laces all her life, and the lines of it would be like those in a Greek statute. It is astonishing how impossible it is to get women to believe this. There is a femi nine love for the corset that often puts a child of twelve, who is as flat as a small boy, into the hard embrace of one. It seems to be impossible to convince a girl that the sharp angles pro duced by a corset are ugly to the mascu line eye. Within a year, however, sev eral society girls have gone without corsets, and the general tendency among most of my customers is to secure an effect of softness by having their corsets made as thin and small as possible. Oh, by the way, 1 saw in the paper the other day a playful remark about the surmising fact that the thinnest of so ciety women could always manage to make considerable of a success out of a decollete gown. I don't think it is gen erally known how ladies who are not blessed with an aoundance of flesh se cure the effect that has been remarked on. They do it by spreading a damp towel over their chests when they begin dressing, and putting all their clothes on over it. Then, when the toilet is complete, the towel is drawn slowly up ward over the top of the coisage. This draws every particle of plumpness to the highest possible point, and it is held there by the snuguess of the corsage. When the towel is entirely removed, the pleasing effect that has occasioned sc much conjecture is amply gained." The Care- of H usnanrls. The introduction of our modern sys tpni of industry, the factory system and other causes having like effect has bro ken up the school which the mm her once kept in her home. Just as these onuses have destroyed the apprentice system. so the trirls have ceased to learn as they once did all the varied practical duties which they must discharge un less their home is to fail. The growing incapacity of girls to take care of a man and a family is the re.il cause of the disappearance of home life into that of hotels and flats. Girls are not to blame for this. It is the necessary effect of our systems of industry. The Fit of Button Boots. .Shoo and Leather Review. Button boots should fit the anxle ex actly when they are new, and if in the course of time they stretch somewhat and the top^ become too loose, the but tons can tlieu be set back so that they will again be au exact lit. QUIET DRESSING THE STYLE. Street Costumes Have Xot Been So Modest Since th« Pilgrim Days. ENUINE antique Per sian embroideries are worn on cloth and cashmere dresses. Striped Cheviot is the best and most service able stuff that can be had for street wear. Brown is a good color, nil? and a few ornamental buttons are the only decoration required. Never since the Puritan days have the American ladies been so quietly dressed for church and street as they are now. The Four Hundred put run-abouts in dead black with blacK felt hats and vel vet Dutch dresses. Infants wear all white, and nothing out woolen cloth is used for young girls. Little toques of close-fitting bonnets are always appropriate for the street. Large hats are seen on the promenade, but the dress with which they are most effective is unsuited for a public thor oughfare. •Sleeves of real tapestry cloth are put in long wraps of velvet and brocade. The contrast is novel, whatever may be said about the taste. New Sorts of ftmbroidery. Bokhara work forms a feature in the present London exhioition of art em broidery. It is an embroidery in colors on hand-woven linen, carnations being one of the favorite designs. Ragusa work, another novelty, is a kind of floral embroidery worked on fine silk canvas. A quantity of antique ecclesiastical work of the Spanish and Italian school is also shown, worked on white satin, and one Italian piece has a crimson rose worked on either side, and a spray of tiny flowers in exquisitely harmonizing colors through the center. i^to> The Closet Skereton. Washington Capital. •'Well, Augustus," said a vapid youth who was proudly making a con fession of various entanglements, "we all have our troubles, havn't we? Per haps there is a skeleton in your own closet! eh, old boy?" f; "Oh. deah, no: yon must have caught glimpse of my twouser stwetcher." PainsfAclijK TRADE pg|^|p|g[. MARK v WStkWf c rßypD-MD .THEEHAS-A-VOGEiEREO« Paris Exposition 1889 : 3 GRAM) PBIZES— S GOLD MEDALS. MENIER CHOCOLATE ABSOLUTELY PURE! VANILLA (sante) QUALITY. j ASK FOB YELLOW TTEAPPEB. : I FOR SALE EVERYWHERE. , BRANCH HOUSE, UNION SQUARE, N. Y. 1 Ljfi |jy lJdbict ; liIULIVL) nUU Ia SilJulj 13 East Third Street, St. Paul, Minn. SWEEPING REDUCTIONS FOR THE COMING- WEEK ! BLANKETS ! We have quite a lot of White Blankets— a little SOILED— we are letting out at Less Than Half- Price. These goods run from 52.50 to $6.50 per pair, and would be cheap at double the price. CLOAKS In this department we offer everything in the Cloak line a great deal Less Than Cost Price. It will pay you to buy now. SILK REMNANTS! DRESS GOODS REMNANTS ! LINEN REMNANTS ! COTTON GOODS REMNANTS At a Discount of 25 %\ We must clean up our stock before putting in new goods, which will be very soon. Agents for Butterick's Patterns. Lindeke, Ladd & Brust, LEADERS OF LOW PRICES, life ur^is * }tTJi rX^mm GREAT CLEARING SALE IN T£"TTvTT^C2J FURS ! JtS^JLJLN -L-/kZ> __W_} %. J i_~lLlikjs I' OF For Ladies and Gentlemen. For the next eight days Fnrs will be sold at the Lowest Prices. Don 1 : V" }-: : fail to see Chas. E. Danneberq, 208 and 210 East Seventh Street. fUMM^ Traits IBwS / pj&T^^ 39^4icKS0N SX.COR.6^ Piano and Banquet Lamps! A Large Assortment of Plain and Fancy .!■■'. P. V. DWYEK & BROS.