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JHB IELEGJLUI JJEI1A1D. THURSDAY MORSlXtr, SPTEJBER 21, 189t'
8 OF A NEW DEPARTURE. CUV THCN MILLER WRITES O? CO-C?RATtON AMONG WOMEN. XU A th Dy Vf ' C1M ICfcpjrriti. 1U by Aai-rK-.a Pre. Aotl. tiwa.' Th LaoUrrn ehar. in th wars ct woniu have jn:d to them a hcrtof jr j u.'iiwpr;t4 ds!:,at, which give frth ' ttractkiu to both wr rk aud play tha j pisvtur- of v.:i.il Li aiuou-j thruisriv-i j S grvatly indtl havtj cusVji:'. mii- I fiM titiiui a i sv ) tar that I mink it I j ftf to ur at the prwut luoiurut tLt j wcmen'i xuut heartily enjoyed aocial ! g tinrnai ar with out auvAi-e-r. Tbi U quita aa it should b- too. W know that tur brother lik b ot ikaiw timed to be without ua; it is exceedingly d?irbl that we BliuuM Jo the kim. Tbo charm tf bin toother is briht ul by eub srx ha viijsc iu own separate gjd times, ami tuw elf respect result ing frucn ind-rpndeoce even ia the matter of social inicrcounxJ U a quality well worth critivatiii-r. Moreover, is it net aumthin to live down on more of th old tanrita wont to be uii at uj that wo can nver enjoy oorsel re alum-? la no way that I have seen do I wotaen of th citiea hav better times s thaa la their daylight gatherings, at j hoar wb.su, aa a rule, evtry man w al-1 orbed ia study, oIca cr plao of bui- The 3 o'clock tea, with its fra irraat acd cherins cup, its pleasing ef fect of lovrly rooms, soft Mights, fresh Cower and ta gown, which ar ia thecvM?lTei pictures, ia an occasion alto gether dr-Iiluful and eminently woman ly. Th reoetiun also, with ita con stant fmccewioii of K3"b for two or tnreo hour-, whre ono may meet her frienda a-ri enjoy all the pleasure with none of tlu farina and stupidity of a round of tails, U of th name order. Most delightful, however, of tho mod ern woman's path of pleatuntnevt ia that known aa the 'ladies' luncheon. " Tha person who has never taken part in cue of thoa delectable entertainments does not suspect what she has mitwjed, neither can sue imagine the good times a party of la dies have over so matter of fact a tuhur, m a luncheon. Nor does its faacinatiou d-;ead ujon its sizo. It may Ih a prirate afT ur, with no more than bix pi;e.sts, or with equal satisfac tion it may be a woman's clab luncheon with 300. It is sore iu either case to be lively, sparkling with brilliaut speech and witty repartee. It is nro likewise to present an attractive picture, with daiaty dress, beautiful tables and lavish flowers. It is more homogeneous than a mixed assembly. In fact, there is an enthusiasm, a sympathy and magnetism about a woman's gathering that makes it truly la.-piriujr. If an entertainment of this sort la large all sorts of tastes ma enjoy it; but if it Is a small party, in a private house, the company should ba carefully selected, for the conversation will bi general, an l waal would please literary and artistic persons would bore those who care only for society, and vico vorsa. The choicest comjsaay is one composed of women of t:3nial ttstf. For ex ample, at a luncheon in New York last winter every ,-uest waa a vriter, either editor, ro 2:azitf contributor, author or journalist of hih rank. All were ' at home in the world of letters, all appre ciated the same points and had Som thicir to sar ca thorn. Their wits were keen and bright from constant nso, and I doubt if any one p4sent on that felici tous tccasi.-n ever ppei't a more enjoyable afternoon. At another private luncheon ia the fame season the Kaest3 were composed of the editors and contributors of a cer tain publication. They indulged in the lurury of "talking fchop" to their hearts content, for "shop' wasamatter of vital interest to all of them and there waa no xininterested jerson to be bored by it. Tiirt favors and decorations were deli;ht f nlly ''shoppy, and even the ice cream took the form of dainty booklets with an appropriate quotation across the open paife. That was another altogether in imitable affair. The than -'h! ways that hare been con sidered are bat stepa toward the grand portal which now looms up before us. Ileyond this portal, if we have but the courage to enter, many thinken teliere we shall find the sedation of our more s rions domestic problems. The word over that promising door way is co-operation, and the sooner we learn to work well and harmoniously to gether the sooner we learn self reliance and Keif respect, the sooner we recog nize that woman and she alone can settle woman's problems, the more rpW.i'jr thai! we be ready to adopt that ss our watchword, and try honestly and f airly to see if the "universal sisterhool' te not as jotent to advance us heaven ward ad the "universal brotherhood' is to advance the rac. The former, indeed, U a part and n Independable part of the latter, and little do we realize the importance of our work in th mat tor. Man may do and de ia th- c2ort, but believe it or nut, as he may choose he cannot al ance far un'al woman kerps step with him. and woman alone can train herself to walk lede h-r brother in th grand march of the rare-. This is a truth we shall do well to p cder. Everything i helping u clubs, a9i)ciation9, leanep, S'X-iwtu' and all the rest, are training and developing u with wonderful ra pidity. Our domti3 problenul How smIl they will aj par when we shal have pa.M tliat f5 rtal and fcxkl back tspon theral iijs nmerson: Il 'bor rv hrtn Oir nct p.lxT;e to t!if rTk: V,fta ma t nd lUif m ir m irlriC. Tha will ; ; when we take into onr fcearts that divine word "love," which is the foundation rock of co-nrration, an of eTry othrr truly gl thin,?. We must loTe onr fnlows, and we should rgia by Innn the woman rTt to us nt wi'b the narrow love that pots sirs a nd novelists rtctnr?. ' n with that br-n!r t. ve wh'-h ie charity, which !;: wi i If m re.pct for oJiers, in t)Y rui.n ard in yr:c. I do n-t mean that w h"iid take th wofnan next to t:s t.r :ier.-;ir:t i'r'.na'.?ly f--r a brr f'j orada.ly t i.'rup-mion.but whull rvt--iiza h- r -t-rhoo!. resvct her in-divid.j-S;rv snd etj ;at r to jrive hf. ss wrd a. cnrtlv. a f!ant a.vt hir' i:e. Th t i- tu bgtnntn. and tu-.ki alA, d-tr ivt m. is th en L When w uht i-nrn.J tii.nt w hav imda!L And be w is this eg operation to be a complished? ilaay have t:zx the gUOiis, cutneroaa the bock wnttex 1 do cot proposse to eLter into aa analysis cr comxan3oa of theia. it may be tn?4 cn a sinall .-ale by any half dozen hoao keepers, without much 'macuiiiery, aa-1 traiu.Jiy wwrkel up to greater thiiigs with never notable results. And tii.ee the initiatory etepa Uiust In takeu by women, who are proverbially timid about ianovatioa upon the established order, these steps uiut be modest c:.es to l-e,r-u- Tlire ere dirlioulties yu fay? Of coure, any cao can s e various minor diJiicuiu-'s. but you may bo sure there's a way out of them whivh we eholi never tl::d by pausing on the brink and dread i. tueui. We must try it, and in the spirit of mutual charity and helpfulness work out th reaiedy. There is no doubt that many pet whims aul notions would have to be sacrificed, no one would be invariably suited in the manner of ding things: but our individual caprices have been long enough allowed to rule our lives; it is time that we should rise above these "insect miseries," and remembering the important ends to be gained, ceae to be made unhappy by small matters. Olive Thoknb Milleic THE HANGING OF PICTURES. Sum Lor That Will It of Interest to The windows of a room cannot always lie frames for attractive pictures, but the pictures on its walls may ba win dows into which one c;in look and be transported for a brief time to outdoor scenes or places of pleasant thoughts. When pictures are chosen they are se lected not merely to cover the walls though the night of some gives that im pression but to afford pleasure and sug gestion for years to the inmates and guests of the house. The choosing of them is therefore an important work, but it would be as absurd to offer rules or suggestions of what to buy as to ad rise how people shall build their houses or select furniture. They will follow individual tastes after all. Still, artists' maxims about the dis posal of pictures may help housewives who know something is the matter with their wall furnishings but cannot tell what. In ordinary rooms pictures should hang on a level with the eye. The effect of many good pictures is spoiled because they are hung too high. Dlack and white pictures or monotints ought not to be hung very near colored ones. Only small pictures can be safely hung between windows for it is necessary to get near them to bee the details, and so the light ia better. A house or room crowded with pic tures is not in good taste, for the effect Is confusing, and the beauties of few can be appreciated. The position of a picture depends somewhat upon whether it has a glass or not. Place oil paintings so that the light will fall upon them obliquely, if you would show them to advantage. It does not hurt oil or water color paintings to go enframed, though tho latter look best because they have mounts or mats. One of the most pleas ing elTects 1 have ever noticed is the sight of a water color sea view, a study iu pale green and foamy white, mound on cardboard r.nd because the owner could not afford a frame sei on an easel a Un a a largo picture and draped on three sides with the carelessly gracef nl folds of a faint green silk scarf, the orna ment of the easel's top. If one cannot ntlord a frame for any picture, whether neutral tinted or colored, one can almost always afford a simple mat, which will answer the purpose for easel mounting. During exhibitions at some galleries and storea the water colors are shown simply placed behind mats and put in slanting caj.es. A colored picture ia generally framed in good taste if given a suitable mat with a narrow gilt frame. Silk frames are sometimes used for them, also for black and white effects. They are made by arrangi ug soft folds of any plain colored China or India silk over a pine frame, which can be bought for a small sum or framed at home. A fan of dedi cate lace across one.oorner will add ot its beauty. One of these pine frame may also be cheaply covered with the dull yellow brown matting that comes around tea chests and lightened by dashes of gilt. Somothlug About Kt Field. Jlias Field is a good lecturer and an excellent writer, but her forte is conver sation. Her vocabulary is a vocal dic tionary, and in that "bright lexicon" there's no such word as dullness. In de fen.se he is as deliberate as a syllogism, and her attack is inevitable as a cyclone. I once heard a learned congressman ar gue with her upon the merits of pho netic spelling. I Ie made a fine utilitarian speech, in the Macauley strain, dwelling upon the lightning rate of progress in other directions, and comparing this rapidity with the dreary and old fash ioned flowness of all our methods of communicating thought. Miss Field re plied, as ilax Mulier or Archbishop French might have done, in defense of language. "Why," she said, as her fine features glowed with tnthuan, "pure language is the one imperishable bequest of tho centuries. It is the crystallization of all human thought and emotion. It Is history, poetry, art and science, all rolled into one, and if yon hark and mntilate it as yrni snggwt, yon leave ns only parrot calls." The learned eon gTsiinaa had no further remarks to make. 1L L, niniM It. Trover I got so well acquainted with girl at I'.look iland this year that when I was going away she offered to pack my trunk. Iahaway How fortunate! Did yoa let hr? Traver No. The hotel objected. Gothier and Furniaher. t Rich. "Ye. Mr. Flagg." said th father warmly, "yon sre a raaa after my own heart." "Excu m, Mr. Joblots," said the yonng roan with dignity, "but yon are mistaken; I am aftr your daughter's. Baltimore American. 5 r In Tfeft. Td like to go twir for the rt cf tha wv. sir," said the tird bookkef.pr. "There is no nd tor yn to do that. rrlied th ernnlor-r. "tay hr aod the r"t of the wk will come to you. Nw York Sun. Go to CnifAeo U th C. A W. M, CIEE INSURAICE I EE "The Kchigan I) A SOU! Ktnto Coupaiiy. COBHLIll YOOBHiS, kiiiihl Our Line of AxminWter, MoquiUp, Wlvet, and Tody rrue'ls Carpets tho bansomest and niot art:st;e we I:ave ever oitered. Hoy 1 .life Beg i Pardon I tv nil " ,L T PQIOTIQ Areihown by us exclusively for West ern Michigan thus giving our cus tomrs the benefit of Art in Carpets At the tame zn oderato prices as tho op n patttrns. SMITH k SANFORD. For Gelling Out of a Scrape You Pay a Lawyerl FOR GETTING OUT OF SICKNESS YOU PAY A DOCTOR! It is for what they know, not whatthey give that you pay liberally. It is ail right. In doing your sewerage and plumbing are you aware that we give advice or supervision that is equally val uable, practically without cost toyou? It has cost us years of service and thou sands of dollars in experience. It may prevent sictcneas in one case and save many dollars in another. Give the qurstion a tecond thought. If you agree with us in the statement and act accord idgly, our interest will be mutual. The fame rule applies to Heating, Grates, Tiling and Sheet Metal work also. WEATHERLY & PULTE. f2 and 51 Fcarl-st. 1 HE Fountain-st. Lkff3 Hack and Boarding Stables, Cor, Fountain and lonia-sts. ,scf our place, and now that .1 fJ call your stteutioa to our over OF THOSE WHO CALLED AT OCfi STORE last Monday morning in anticipation of our reg ular Monday Sale. 0.;r bu:ae1s during the ttt neek has levn s uiply enormous. We had all that we could do to accommodate the crowds that visited us, and we f-ar that many did cot receive the attention jent rallr accorded patrous we once more Monday a!es. We shall endeavor to make them events long to be remembered. Events that you will look forward to with pleasure and profit. If you do not fully understand our Monday salrs we will be only too glad (if you will call at our store) to fully explain them to you. Limited space allowi us to say only that they contiit of li.KTi GAINS at prices never before named in Grand IlapiJs and which are ia every instance marked at or P I Watch cur how windows, and when Hpfljf.J fj 0 I dowcton call at our tore and exam &!! j.e thet0 bargains,all marked in plain figures, and if what you desire is net among them ask for it; we surely keep it, for we Famish a Home Couplets for cash, or on easy payments, at prices that caa not be duplicated in Western Michigan. We stand resJy to substantiate this assertion at any XtdqSTOYES and OA-xvl Hi lb A. 1 . t. are unsurpassed m quality and style and the many uew and novel things to be found amoDg them would in terest you, should you look them over. rl n t i II. A. GREENLEY, Proprietor. FUNERAL. WEDDING, Calling and Ooera Orders A Specialty. Telephone OfEN ALL NIGHT IACICIITOS ABOUT OCTOBER ist. vvc will have the Largest and Finest Assortment of Ladies' and Gents' Mackintosh Coats ever shown in Michigan. WAIT FOK THEM. Candeo Rubber Loots. Shoes, etc. Rubber Goods of all kinds. STUDLEY h BARCLAY, 1 STREET, P&fef TIBB'3 DO YOU WEAR A TRUSS? Is It comfortable and effective? II not Wear Tibbs Perfect FHHns Trusses. The Intestine !s rta!netl a:id rupture eventtinl'v curel You ca.i tit yourself M Jxniio aul save th j ernen-w oi pta- 1 nc Irom a dlstanee. Iu ora!rii! l y mall b. ud m 'niura meiii around ln.dy ut fiiacc ot rupture; Rtjite -ie::iiT ritht. lelt ur Joiib!. lit. !! i;o for ?!n.r e f -.;0 tor coul, ami a perf"l littlu libl-i' lrus wil. uj sen' voU to any address i:i the I', tf. S A onty by Pi late rooia tor rutins: Ttusses. When In the city cal!. Every man, woman ana child sntuia wear 0f j&h - SyCT VZjJ Send for Circulars. True Store. 12S Monroj-st.. Grand Kaplds. iliek. ' vO vZ 2vI v 042 1 0XO bTZiI2t HARRIS' PAPER HOUSE. A ALL AEE COKDIALLY INVITED To call and look over our enormous stock, whether they intend to buy or iot. It will surely interest you and you will profit by it. ALL GOODS SOLD ON EASY PAYMENTS. HEYM & 03 and J.7 Cnnnl Street, I Si x u n best Tliaclon goinp; lor the price. Our own make. WOOD CARRIAGE CO., Grand Rapids, Mich. X SJK zy.f?Ki- ft- jr. o. BLAicaosY n6 WEST FULTON STREET. CO. do you va:;t PRINTERS' SWPPL Gnnim RAPIDS, r.llCIHGAII. paouu& WE "ARE IN IT." If yon want trtbetniIno'irsfwk ot Wool and SJats Mntr. Jrate. Tender. Andcr son'sTnint:. Oa Fliture. ete.. before huy nj . 11,1.. 1 Aw't trat lht &r Iim.I ft r Iim.I qnrtr lor p'ntinjn im n.inv w irs. 14 ISASl rtliiw.l Bl. S TANDARD FASHION CO.'S PATTER S Stamped Goods and Stamping 11. H. IIAltlHH, Te'ephone 317. 525-527 S. Divis cn-st VALLEY CITY IRON WORKS. ERIE AND MILL STREETS ADOLPH LEITELT, MANUFACTURER OF Steam Engines 2nd Boilers, and General Hill Machinery! NICHOLS IJ'MPKK rRTi r I.FLIF.S MPEOVF.h VKNFKR CljTTER. UrPrttut tMm. Vol R .t Ari.rm-j Mr i' ltorea, Iry K1ib. Irn rii rlttlBr. V;t4. nc IirrvM4orikr. Irca nd Br CaUa. Uawdia CUns-ie Dr. I. T". OWKX. Ionllt, ITm rfmovM to ThGHrt r.l ck. OVER MORTS STORE. fTTl! tE-)pred !a all f ranM f 4t. tntrt. c-C.-e hnn--! from a. m. t N p. m- rerhQrj5T4ro.atn:aC wc te:tHat.lL fcf44eae u'ep8544. lake evtr. BEST FURNACE ON H EARTH IN TOINT OF ECONOMY, DURABILITY AND GFEATCST HEATING CAPACITY Put in by men of FORTY YEARS EaFERIENL'E m Jlat;n-n:i 1 Yt r.t !ati: H po co:nc and ho the GILT EDGE at mtr M;n'. The r.irtirui nr.y r vT ki jrood and vet be a failure ia healing E.'lt tv.illy 1 hum rr.ieaKy it fkiil r.f t fci.own Ihroughor.t. Lot: tzjHnrce tntiWos it to H-mt clear oj lh ii.any t iutulcrs that nuviccs fall into, an I t v rcoino 1 1 t:ic u It k f tii.it t.! ( -n r m rt the imclve. We can name j artios in tiii, city who nrt unz 10 l;!torMl 'kl iiht luekle our Furnaces wiijh are vnz mly G V m ltr In a:in .1 to K wia liousos ntiil heat mcccssfullv tip to 70 derr is. ' Wo Gtirant'C :u.l Wairr.r.t or.r Furnaces for 5 years. Ove'r 210 of onr Heaters F-t in Milnauke ia-t y, :tr an t every one pives FerlVct .catisf.u tion. Wc tav fi t c:ir heaters in t!r. c:ty for " years and can refer vou to -vry otie, nt d e.n luily fay e iiave r t r ii.nl one taken out. We can Vive vou One -Third m fuel and nt b-f i m I'urnarx. Wc honestly e!ievc there" is jiobctb r l'ttrnae- in.id, if a zr, find we War? our wotkmarifhip to prove it-elf. We air iu the he'd and k a card til examin ation of our Furnaces wh?n we havr place! thtni. and r price, and k:j.v you cannot go ami!!. Yentdatiou ha en our ttudr fr ytfi in l t;r:.a e fcttinp:. We have tbe Hrceft rdiatinr;urfflee f any fur?ce made, nA coth bined vrith our R.durn Flue mkes a l' tTef t Suco-m. We are ali dea1 r n General Hardwarr, Stove ami Tinware. Ruilders Hardware. lV.nK Oiid Yarni?he, &ct ineliid n;: Door, Wmdowf, (Jiasj and I'.ailuin Iiptr, a!o Screen Doors and Window, Gasoline and Od tores .T. Ci. 15T.AIti :i V CO., RIG AV. FULTON.ST. THE RET AND CHEAPEST Cuilain for fV mony in the world, fsr. 4 ft. 2 inchf. Fiire We enrry a f nl liri of Flat snd Rrir Tup Dents, Om-o IT'iiriiiiiM-c Co.. WMesaV tni Peti3 Datrs in Oce Tvr irt J Supj.-'es, 17 frxfi-a'ftS'reet,