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WATERBURY EVENING DEMOCRAT, SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 1903.
SP you want humor, sit near a tele phone station one, of course, that isn't inclosed. Along comes a pret ty girl. . "Hello, central! Give me : 50,000 Pine. This the office of the Daily Screamer? Oh, I want the Sun day. This the Sunday? I want lo speak to Mr. Binks. What's my name? Why, the .idea! You just tell . Mr. Binks to step- to the phone. That youj. Charlie? Tee,'4' hee, tee, hee! Why, the idea! You ought to be ashamed of yourself, you naughty boy! Look here, Char lie. I want you to o o,m e up some evening this week. What is that? Oh, I only have Thurs day left. All 'That you Charley? Tee-hee! Tee-heel" right, then; Thursday at half past 6. I'll be all ready with my hat on ." Booked For a Week. She rings off and then rings up cen tral again. "Hello, hello! Give me 6,017 Broad. Hello! Is this Judge Blank's office? 'I want to speak to Mr. Jack Bender. Oh, howdy do, howdy do! Oh, Jack, I want to see you about some thing special. What evening can you come up? What evening have I left? Oh, only Wednesday. You have an en- NEW SILK MESH VEIL WITH FAGOT ;g:agement? Oh, break it then! Is she euch a stunning girl? Good boy! I knew you would. What time? Half past six? All right. I will be ready , with my coat and hat on." And after doing this once more and informing the third man that she only has Saturday free she hangs up the receiver and turns to her companion glee fully. "Come, Marjorie. Let's have . tea. I have every even ing out for din ner this week now." 1 That is one way to do it. Sometimes the men contribute to the mirth of I the bystanders. One rushes up "She fell on my neck." lQ heUo, Thig the' Tolland House? I want to speak to Mr. Brown. That you, Brown? Awfully eorry, but I have such a bad cold, and I'm feeling so'wretched that I won't be able to take dinner with you and your wife this evening. Yes, I'm awfully eorry. I'm going to take something hot and get right into bed." A pause, and then: "Hello, hello, central! This the Cafe Quiet? I want you to fix a nice little table for two. Yes, 7 o'clock; that'll be about right." " ' He pays and departs with a flushed and radiant face. "Male or Female Voice?" In the office tne young and overpopu lar sporting editor shouts: "What's that, Jones? Some one wants me on the phone? To blazes with it! That'fs the third today. I shall never finish this stuff in time. Male or female voice? If it's a woman, say I'm not in." Suave tones of Jones: "I am sor ry, madam, but Mr. Sport just step ped out Ave minutes ago. " (On the alert for information.) Will you leave your name? Very, well, then. I'll tell him you'll call again." , General chuckle through the office. Blessed little telephone, and blessed be the man who invented it! ... Girls have 'their troubles. I don't WOMAN'S KINGDOM "The law gives little protection to women,' says Carrie B. Kilgore, the woman lawyer, of Philadelphia. Eastnor, Lady Henry Somerset's es tate in Herefordshire, England, has a deer park of nearly 1,000 acres. ' Auguste Schmidt Is to have her mem ory honored by the establishment at Leipslc of a woman's library and dwell ings. - , Vaccination is compulsory In Norway and Sweden before a cotiple can be le gally married. " Before a minister will - - yx - mMMM ' -mj -ju X4A$XXXkX& 41XXax a i-'tBL- tiw? ttMMm0fU On the Telephone's Humors "If It's a Woman, I'm Not In" The Tender Young Thing Who Lives Alone The Rev. Mr. Grant and the Cirl know which to pity the most, the girl who has no family or the girl who has too much of one. Of course it's a very sad sight, a ten der young thing living alone (in more or less luxury), trusting to her wits for her pleasure as well as for her living, and sometimes not getting so very much of either. A girl who without any family to back her and teach her the handed down wisdom of ages holds her men friends in the teeth of every de signing married woman who prowls. But there is another side to the picture. Bessie Smith was telling me about it the other day. "Oh, you lucky girl!" she cried after a little dinner in my bachelor quarters. "You lucky, lucky girl!" I didn't think so, and I said so. "Why, you have a mother and sisters to love yon and to see that you get in vitations td dances and things, and I have to forage for myself, sometimes in the enemies' country." A Too Expensive Girl. She sighed. "Yes, and I have a father and a brother and a sister and a friend staying with us, and they all sit around in the evening, and when a man comes to see me he sits in the midst of them, and there I am like a dummy, listening to i papa and mamma's conversation with him, interpolated with sprightly remarks from my sister and my friend. Lovely, Isn't it?" "But the man can take you out." "Yes, so long as his money lasts, but he pretty soon finds out I'm a mighty expensive sort of a girl, and then he doesn't come any more." BLACK VELVET DOTS AND EDGE. Alas and alack, what a tragedy! But the girl who lives alone has trials. Don't doubt It for a minute. "Why do you still go with that pink haired, designing Mrs. Schemer?" I asked one of these unfortunates. "Don't you know she uses you for a catspaw and then takes away all the men you have attracted, every blessed one of them?" , "S-ish!" she exclaimed. "It is' only right. I am paying for my education, and it is worth it. I simply sit at her feet and absorb and absorb and absorb. Besides "Now I'm twenty she is thirty. And she takes the men from me; When she's forty, I'll be thirty. And I'll take them from her! See?" Which is a philosophical and very log ical way of looking at it. Why not?" The only trouble with the girl who has become prematurely wise is that she also becomes prematurely cynical. Who can blame her? A Conceited Minister. "Odd. isn't it?" remarked one of this species as she turned over and over a visiting card. "A month ago this woman didn't have any use for me. The other day she met me in a car, promptly fell on my neck, invit ed me on her day at her stu dio and called herself within three days. Won der if it is that she needs men or has too many and needs a good looking (ahem) "She used to drop into f rl )us to f ive mvstnflv." the place a tone? . I believe I will organize a scouting party of one and reconnoiter. But women are not the only conceited ones. Thi3 is what I heard at the min ister's table just back of me: The Rev. Mr. Grant was speaking. "Yes, she seemed a nice girl, very solicitous after the welfare of her soul. She used to drop into my study mornings to get help In her spiritual difficulties, some times once a week, sometimes twice. EVERYWHERE. perform the ceremony he must see cer tificates that both bride and groom have been vaccinated. Miss Alice Robertson, who received the degree of Ph. D. last May from the University of California after four years of graduate study in zoology,' has been appointed assistant In hygiene In that institution. Mrs. E. . Ray Stevens has been ap pointed by Governor La Follette of Wisconsin as the woman member of the board of normal regents. Mrs. Ste - r ' s " '--, - - ' ' ' w - ' 'A 4 " , ' 1 - 'J', '',;' t ' v , ' t ' ' - v s ' , '- i Vlllll ' - fx huMiii nnwx: &St4 DRAWN LINEN TURNOVER COLLAR WHICH WILL BE IN VOGUE THIS SUMMER. and finally almost every day. Then, do you know, bishop,' I came to the con clusion she was seeking not Jesus Christ, but John Grant." New York THINGS NICE GIRLS NEVER DO. The nice girl does not talk and laugh loudly when traveling or in any public place where she may attract attention. Nice girls do not either ask or answer impertinent questions. Do not turn their heads to look after impertinent men. Do not imagine that every man who is pleasant to them has, fallen in love with them. Do not direct their conversation to one persdn when several visitors are present. Do not speak evil or slightingly of Other girls; especially to men. ' Do not get into the habit of speaking familiarly to all the men they know. - Do not forget to sew the buttons on their shoes and gloves. 5 Do not write silly letters to young men or permit them to write such let ters. '- ' HOW A QUEEN WOOES SLEEP. The queen of Servia is a late. and dis tinguished convert to the idea that if one would preserve a good figure she must eschew luxurious beds. , Her majesty is conceded to possess the best figure and most stately car riage of all the royal women of Europe. She has given up the soft bed and down pillows and sleeps on a hard and narrow divan spread with an unyield ing mattress. There is no vestige of pillow under her head, but her feet rest on a small one. . Previous to taking up with this un regal method of resting the queen had been a sufferer from insomnia and nightmare, but from both these terrors Bhe is now entirely free. EQUAL INDUSTRIAL RIGHTS. In an address before the New York Women Lawyers' club Hon. C. S. Guy said: "I come here not so much an ad vocate of women's rights as an advo cate of human rights. I believe in equal industrial opportunities for all regardless of sex." , J - ! - xi -ifii ft x , xiXidtm itMiwrfmlrtiT-1 - . k n? -f"!-Jlff atari MISS HALLIE ERMINIE RIVES' LATEST PICTURE. Miss Hallie Erminie Rives, not content with her great success In "Hearts Courageous," is hard at work upon another novel, as yet unnamed, which will appear in the near future. Her most recent picture, given herewith, was taken by Sarony. vens was formerly county superintend ent of Dane county. Mrs. Nellie E. Lakin of Boscawen, N. H., raised and marketed $400 worth of farm produce last year. One item was 200 bushels of apples. The Catholic Women's National league of Chicago worked enthusias tically for the bill In the Illinois legis lature to extend certain suffrage rights to taxpaying women. . The youngest doctor of medicine and surgery ever graduated from .the Uni .versity of Pavia, Italy, is a woman Senora Bernardo Pirovano. She is a THE MODERN ART OF BEING BEAUTIFUL. The time was when we submitted to the inevitable. Now we try to look beautiful and to look young when years have robbed us of many charms. The skin specialist has so many secrets; she has learned to do away with freckles, to make the skin look like milk or ivory. There are few women nowadays who have no faith in cosmetics. There is no doubt that beauty is the best in troduction that a woman can have, but even then she must have something to keep up the charm, and most of the fair sex who have been handed down to us on account of their beauty have been also good talkers, witty, with some strong, powerful influence or some spe cial talent. It is painful to think of the number of women who nowadays be stow hours on the manicurist, the mas seuse and the complexion specialist. It is no uncommon thing for a woman in middle life to pay several hundred dol lars for some special cure; but, pf course, in those Instances the recipient of these large sums gives herself up for awhile to the treatment of this par ticular patient, and the successful ones bring medical science to bear. They learn to know what the skin can stand and what it cannot and how constitu tional 'defects affect it. Short people are even brave enough to consult a physician who by means of electricity promises to add to their height, while the hair specialists make hair grow and become glossy. Certainly they have done good in increasing cleanliness, and that we know is next to godliness. All this is not reserved for the wealthy. There are people prepared to treat all classes and at all prices, and many books are written on the subject. Girls are taught the', benefit of gymnastics and how to develop the lungs, and all this is valuable and desirable knowl edge. - " ' " " INSURANCE FOR OLD MAIDS. In Denmark there are companies which insure women who have a fear of becoming old maids. They pay stat ed sums every yeaf, and should they marry before they are forty what they have paid in goes to the less fortunate. After they are forty they receive pen sions for life. .' One Maryland woman is president of three national banks. X: 'vTl u''vi,K'.'.4B".v .-.-.-.v. physician for women and children in Florence. " Miss Lavinia Egan is a commissioner from Louisiana to the St. Louis exposi tion. That soul is poor indeed that leaves the world without having exerted an influence that will be felt for good after it has passed away. A character which combines the love of enjoyment with the love of duty and the ability to perform it is the one whose unfolding gives the greatest promise of perfection. .. Women clerks employed in the Ger W'' It ;::;:::-:y::::K::!vo:.:::::.:::'::x::v::;-:::;:: a mn 15 The National American Woman Suffrage Convention By AARIi-l-A IT was a pleasant thought of the committee that wields the destiny of the great federation of woman suffrage societies in the United States to arrange for the annual meeting of 1903 to be held in New Or leans, that, too, March 19 to 25, a full month later than has been the wont for these conventions, which for many years have had place in February In Wash ington city. Once before, by special invi tation, the National American Woman Suffrage association met in the south. That was a few years ago in Atlanta. The invitation from Atlanta to the wo man suffragists was not surprising, for the Georgia city is as up to date as any in America. "Chi cago is the Atlanta of the north," At lanteans say. The suffrage la dies have always re membered with pleasure their first meeting in the south. The present one will be docketed as yet Carrie Chapman Catt. more important and. If possible, even- pieasanter tnan the one in Georgia, was. For one thing, it comes in March, the worst month of all the year In most parts of the north. While people of Boston, New York and Chicago shiver in furs and flannels under the visitation of snow and icy wind, of sleet and bliz zard, in fair New Orleans the suffrage lady visitors in white dresses and straw hats are moving about in the sunshine under white parasols. They will tell when they return home how they feast ed on strawberries, fresh pineapples and bananas, how they drove through mile after mile of streets whose air was scented with the fragrance of or ange blossoms from trees growing to the right and left of them. March is the season of glorious, flow ers in New Orleans magnolias, roses A SPRING MODEL OF PINK and lilies. The old markets are as. In teresting as ever they were, and tour ists journey to Lake Pontchartrain in the cool of the day or cross the historic lake to the pine wood of St. Tammany's parish. The old creole city is as attrac tive as ever. To those interested in the advancement of women it is more in teresting now than it ever was', for New Orleans women are making a fine, liv ing impress on civic affairs, notably the women of the Era club, some of whose members are prominent in the suffrage movement. There is also the Local Council of Women of New Or leans. These two have done so much for civic betterment in the city that at a great public meeting in the principal theater- of New Orleans two rows of seats were reserved for members of the Era and the Local Council. , "New Orleans is largely the center from which public opinion is formed for the southwest," says Kate M. Gor don in her call for the annual suffrage convention. Miss Gordon herself haa done much to make that opinion favor able to the progress of women. The niece of General John B. Gordon, ' she had the prestige of brains and family behind her. Clear headed, strong and enthusiastic, she became interested in the woman movement. She began her work inNew Orleans, and it is owing to her effort not,a little that the ladies of New Orleans have been wakened to take an interest in municipal affairs. On her election to the secretaryship of the National American Woman Suf frage association two years ago she re moved to New York, the better to fulfill her duties. The general headquarters of the N. A. W. S. A. are in New York city, with an office in the American Tract society building. There Miss Gordon attends to correspondence from all parts of the world, for woman suffrage has become a question of big business. The presi dent of the N. A. W. S. A. is Mrs. Car rie Chapman Catt, who also has her office in the American Tract society building. Mrs. Catt has been identified with the woman suffrage movement since she was a young lady and her name was Carrie Lane Chapman. She was married to George William Catt at Seattle, Wash., in 1890. Mrs. Catt Is one of the most effective of the woman suf frage orators, and she has spoken in perhaps every state in the Union. Many of the sturdy pioneers of wom an suffrage are yet hale and strong enough to attend the convention. It is surprising, when one comes to recall man state railway offices are not al lowed to work later than 10 p. m. or begin earlier than 6 a.m. President Draper of the University of Illinois says, "The great accomplish ments in human society have been worked out by men and women of char acter working In co-operation." When a Russian family moves, it is usual for the head of the family to carry about half a pint of embers or warm ashes in a closed vessel from the hearth one house to that of the oth er. Dainty f the robe dresses that are ,:A-'gpAi - : .v Mm ''Ma- -4mm i - , a '''AAsAy?' - f At-pXX'A t ' -s ' vsd' '&r3ti'AAtA,AMw. ' A A A- . A-. -fc f . f-" XWmM0 I ' '- VM"AiMWi i ":xr MM& t, r'WZi-y - - ' V- w;:mMXWMX' W - - WVMfji t -4miAA- wJtwf my I C V WEAVER them, to find how many of these pio neers are yet living, most of them well along in their eighties. Henry B. Black well, the youngest, the husband of Lucy Stone, is about eighty years of age. The next youngest, Isabella Beecher Hooker, the last of the original Beecher family, is eighty-one. Hon. Henry L. Dawes of Massachusetts, a lifelong wo man suffragist, was eighty-six years old when he died. Susan B. Anthony, who never said that women should re gard man as the common enemy, is eighty-three years old and bids fair to see a number more of annual national woman conventions. There are so many of these fine old folk yet surviv ing in good health and mental activity that one might almost say, "If, you would live long, go in for woman's rights." Yet this year the assembly misses greetings from one whose greetings never failed before at an annual con vention, even when she herself was not present, one who was at the back of the first woman's rights convention ever called in the world, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, who died last autumn within two weeks of her eighty-seventh birth day. That first woman convention was held In Seneca Falls, N. Y., in July, 1848. At that gathering Mrs. Stanton threw her whole powerful individuality and intellectuality into the woman's cause, and continued to fight the battle for her sex till she passed from earth. From year to year the delegates to the annual convention report progress the world over. The convention Itself is more and more fully attended, attract ing delegates from every state in the Union. Each year some distinct gain for woman is reported in the line of in creased property, political or industrial rights; nay, these enthusiastic suffra gists draw victory x even from defeat. This year the jubilant note sounds be cause in two or three of the states bills for the enfranchisement of women, have been rejected by smaller majorities MALINES AND PINK ROSEBUDS. than ever before. 1 Much gain, too, Is re ported along industrial and professional lines, especially in the greatly increased appointments of women to state and municipal offices. A bright idea of some resourceful wo man connected with the association was that of designing and printing a suf frage stamp which the faithful might stick along with the United States post stamp upon the backs of their letters and thus remind all the world that the woman question is on. The stamp is a pretty one, bearing upon its face the image of a graceful new woman. It may be bought at the rate of 100 for 30 cents, 25 for 10 cents, and the money goes into the campaign fund. It seems to be the opinion among men experienced in public life that the right of the full ballot is bound to 'come for women all over the civilized world. Bishop Spalding writes: "There is the question of woman suffrage. The ex periment will be made, whatever our theories and prejudices may be." The admirable traveling arrange ments and itinerary for. the delegates show that, whether capable of voting or not, woman can plan and manage per fectly a great traveling party. Palace cars to and from the convention at one and one-third fares, the announce ments thereof containing neatly smug gled in advertisements of railroads giv ing favorable- rates to the ladies, charming side trips and after trips from New Orleans to California or Mexico, with the privilege of boarding in Mexico city for $1.50 a day while doing the town, are some of the induce ments offered to the feminine sex to come in and be good suffragists.' SOMETHING ' NEW IN BURNT WORK. ' A new. direction for the energies of the poker, worker or artist in "burnt wood" is ' the fashioning of handsome wooden buttons decorated with " this showy process. These ! novel buttons are used to fasten jackets and coats of velvet or silk. They look best with dark green, seal brown or reddish ma hogany colored panne, the colors usual ly displayed in burnt wood work. The buttons are of somewhat large size. A Monte Carlo coat of chestnut brown velvet is cut sufficiently double breast ed to fasten with a double row of large burnt wood decorated buttons. There is a broad lace collar, which almost covers the little cape or collarette. appearing in the shops. They are of filmy materials, chiffon and net in the most ethereal rose tintings inset with patches of chantilly lace that make them all the more gauzy. -. '. . ' There are two kinds of , constancy in love the one comes from constantly finding new things to love in the per son we love and the other comes from our making it a point of honor to be constant. ' -; V , Frederick Temple, the late archbish op of Canterbury, was a stanch sup porter of equal rights for nOmea Fancy braids and . passementeries HOW TO STOP HURRY AND KILL WORRY Wisdom. For bm .en About Con centration ' and Mind Control - & WHATEVER la accomplished on the plane of action must be wrought out first on the plana of thought. The greatest deeds are dona by those able to concentrate their men tal faculties most powerfully. If you ; leave your brain open, to receive every floating mind vibration, catching what Mrs. James French King calls the "dust particles of thought," you become by, and by a mental scrtep bag. The hurry, habit with which women are generally, afflicted is destructive of mental power. ' While a woman's hands are doing- on thing her mind has jumped ahead to the next two or three things to be ac complished. The woman is thus divid ed up till parts of her are in two, or three places at a time. See? "Hurry ia of the devil," says the Arabian proverb. The next chronic evil mental habit prevalent among women Is the worry habit. You can't help worrying?" You can help it. , I am going to tell you ex actly how. Overcoming both the hurry and the worry habits Is achieved by learning mental self control. ' Elizabeth Towne in her useful little book "Expe- riences" says she learned concentra tion and mental control by following with her mind the motions of her hands while she did her housework. , Here is the golden secret: Keep busy at some thing with your hands all the tlme and keep your mind on what you are doing. This will stop hurry and kill worry: Suppose you are packing up to take a ' long journey. Let us suppose the worst possible case namely, that you Jiave to ' take three or four children with you. Get away by yourself and coolly and quietly ' plan, out your duties in proper order.' Then, begin. Every moment keep youf mind on what you are about, noting ex actly the spot in which you put each article. Have your trunks around with in easy reach. As you come to each ar ticle lay it where It belongs, at the same time giving yourself the mental charge to remember where it is. If you are interrupted at your work, make a men tal note where you leave off and, de clare you will begin there when you re-. turn. This can be done In one Instant of time.;'-' '."'"' : An admirable way to fix your mind on a thing is to make a picture of it mentally and see that picture constant ly. Mental pictures are v a marvelous aid to mind training. In, respect to the ' disastrous hurry habit, say; to "yourself,' "I am going to do .things' Bwiftlyy all ; things swiftly, nothing,' hurriedly." There Is a radical difference between swiftness and hurry. 1 , A Now, you have, let us teay, an awful sorrow on your mind, the worst that ' can grip a girl or woman. On your Ufa do not go off alone and brood' over It. That will ruin' your health and your good looks, perhaps drive you crazy. So-long as you 'must live, live sweetly and joyously, all the. ills on earth to the -contrary notwithstanding. . Do ' some thing useful or interesing housework, sewing, musical practice.' Physical ex ercise of all parts of the body is a brave slayer of grief. For this reason house work is a noble restorer of mental health. - Let me repeat the prescription: To get away from corroding trouble keep your body busy at some work and keep your mind fixed every moment on the -motions of you hands. 1 This every girl and woman can do. You will be astonished in a few months to find how much you have gained In happiness and mind power as well. We are the rulers of ourselves. ,' . ' ; . A unique and fascinating way' of , gaining mental power is to select some . word or very short sentence descriptive of a mental quality or state you desire to attain. Fasten your mind on the let ters of the word or sentence; This helps greatly to steady the mind In concen tration training. 'Suppose, let us say, you are like so many other women, tim id, anxious, self distrustful,, even cow ardly. Take the sentence. "I am full of : courage and power." Imagine it to be printed before you, see each letter and word with your mind's eye, sleeping or waking. By and , by the sentence will 'strike in" upon your soul, and you will become what the words declare. Try, this plan. . JANE MOSES." . GET OUT OF if, QUICK. A' distressing symptom of neurasthe nia is a chronic state' of evil forebod ing. The victim of nerves studies her- . self, her ailments, her wants, her lone- liness, or she is .forever anticipating , trouble for her husband or ber children. -t Living so much within herself, It Is . easy for her to fall into a", habit of brooding over trouble, be the same real or imaginary. This condition of worry not only works injury to her health, . but reacts upon her disposition; ' her ideas become narrowed and insular, and . she loses interest In and sympathy with others. The home is no longer a pleas- ant place for any one - within it and least of all for the sufferer, whose un happy condition might, although she probably would not believe it, be traced to her own mistake in persistently Ig noring the demand of nature for sun light, pure air and Innocent diversion. HOW TO UTILIZE A LACE SH AW L. If you ; have in your possession a square lace shawl, you can fix up a; pretty toilet which will be the despair of your friends, and without injury to the heirloom. V It will make a lovely pointed tunio by -catching the lace up to the waist line s near the back, the three corners being : made into a little basque. The fourth corner, a long one, forma the point in front, : ' If you do not object to cutting the shawl, two of the corners could be used . for revers on the waist. . Crape shawls with fringes can b used in the same manner. , r FENCING FOR WOMEN. Those who have seen women who ar expert fencers recognize that it is an , extremely graceful amusement. Many, ladies are taking fencing lessons. Strength of leg is necessary as well as bf wrist, and much activity. But it is a most admirable exercise. Improving . the figure and developing the muscles, and it is worthy to be made an. art. It is not only physical strength that is required for this amusement, ' but . keenness of the eye and dexterity .of the wrist, and these are quite womanly. , Quickness of perception and action are necessary. with black background , and thread of gold, silver or a touch of red, are al ways effective on the plain cloth ' or veiling gowns. , , From Nov. 1 to the beginning of Lent 1,200 guests were entertained over night' at the White House, Washington. Dr. Olive Wilson of Faragould, Ark., has been appointed by the governor a' member of the auxiliary board of com missioners for vthe world's fair at St. Louis. The doctor is one of two r-' t:'.r medical women in Arkansas &s29sicss creates imaglnaryXwant Wftfrsut the capacity to gratify them. A) t