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Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, October 25, 1903, Image 36

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Gifts for Autumn's Brides
fTHAT to give the autumn bride H
ll a qurstijn that 1) vexing the mindx
11 of mnnv n mnn nnil wnmiin. a
usual thing the mind uncon
sciously turns to Kuoons. and the
brlda getn them till she fancies she was
born with one In her mouth. Table sliver,
too, la poured upon her as a hint that she
ought to entertain, and the forks and spoons
blink a sort of reflection that she ought
not to mind If the sets don't match.
Buch things are well In their way, but
the gift of furniture often reduces a bride
to tears, for It Is almost certain to be
In a style different from that which she con
templated putting Into her home. Personal
gifts, therefore, are always most certain
of a welcome. When did any woman ever
have enough personal belongings? These
offer a great variety and come In styles
suitable for a wealthy as well as a pennllexs
bride, and In patterns and mnterlals new
this season and, therefore, desiruble.
' The frlund with a slender puree can send
the bride one of the new beaten sliver hat
pins with little windmills on top, to pnlr
with one having her new monogram twisted
in beaten silver. Golf sticks, flowers,
bowknots, dogs' heads, little Father Knick
erbockers and heads of pretty girls vie In
dainty attractlvences among the new hat
pins of old beaten silver.
Mora expensive is a di easing table set
of twelve pieces, wrought in the heavy,
raised patterns of beaten silver now so
stylish. The set includes brush and comb,
clothes-brush, tooth-brush, mirror, nail
brush, tile, buffer, scissors, knife and salve
box, with another little silver and crystal
box for nail powder. No bride would look
askance at such daintiness.
For the bride who belongs to the sewing
society of her church a present that is cer
tain to Insure her continued attendance
at each Dorcas meeting Is a set of sewing
articles for a chalelulne. A pretty chate
laine buckle holds a suitable number of
chains to which are attached a dainty silver
barrel or fancy box, holding a thimble with
the bride's monogram upon it. a can con
taining needles and one holding pins, a
little stiver emery, a richly wrought pair of
embroidery Bclxsors for snipping threads,
and a case big enough to hold a spool of
thread. When these objects are Intended
for a workbasket as well, a silver measur
ing rule should be added, with Its orna
mental elide to measure the Inches graven
on the rule. A pretty wrought flower forms
a handle. Then there Is a glove darner,
with Its two small silver knobs at the
ends of a slender oval stem, and a silver
ball on a handle for darning silk stock
ings, and such things In the way of needle
books and cushions and button and thread
bags and holders as might prove useful in
a workbattket.
Another thing that almost any bride
would fancy Is a little cut glass bot
tle of smelling salts, with a silver or
enamelled stopper above the tiny glas
Stopper. The silver or.eo In pointed,
round and square shape can be had for
tl, but the cnarfielled ones are much higher.
Fen- women who fancy gun metal these
dainty odds and ends come In that at
tractive metal. . ,
Coin purses, too, are acceptable pres- :
ents. They aro as useful as they are '
pretty and look like fat little watchea ,
swinging from a short chain attached
to a fancy buckle. The top flies up at '
tho pressure of a spring and the pros- .
sure of still another spring discloses a
place tufflciently large to hold quite a'
good dial of car fare. There might be
added to tho coin purse one. of the Uttla
boxes of wrought silver, furnished with
a looking glass In the cover, Into which
face powder Is tucked away or bon bona
Of course, only an intimate friend
would venture upon a set of distinctly
personal articles, such as a dainty rouge
pot, with its long silver handle, a box for
face cream, one for Up salve, a box hold
ing a small brush with which color Is ap
plied to the lips and another for uBe upon
the eyebrows, a charmingly designed fil
igree holder and top for the voseliiid Jar, .
a hollow-topped wrought silver hair re
ceiver to match the other articles in pat
tern, as well us the silver soap dishes
with their latticed Insldes.
Just as tiersonal are the manicure seta,
of which a woman never has too many.
They wear out and break, and are In
auch constant use that variety In them
la always appreciated.
Among the novel shapes Introduced Into
these sets are little flat irona of pumice
stone with sliver handles.
- While beauty always likes the whera-
withal to adorn herself, she also has social
obligations . almost as Important. One of
these U the answering of letters. Every
woman loves to have her own personal
desk belongings and to have them as dainty
as possible, although one rich woman was
recently heard to complain that all her
friends fancied she needed letter holders,
and she owned so many of them that she
could never And a letter to answer.
Several styles of desk sets are in vogue
this season green filigree work upon brass
red metal combined with brass, Russian
enamel, brass and old beaten sliver, that
Is, old only in name. The latter is most
fashionable Just now and charming effects
are produced In It. A well furnished desk
should huve silver letter and card holders,
paper and envelope holders and racks for
pens, pencils and paper cutters. A little
sponge cup and one for the Ink brush are
supplemented by a silver holder for the
mucilage bottle, a stamp box, tray, seal,
candlestick and tray and Inkstand and
tray. Hume attractive silver holders have
an eraser In oue end and a brush In the
other, while even the sponge for putting on
stamps has a heavy silver handle. The
season has brought In some decorative
Greek designs and floral effects In beaten
silver that make a modern desk set a Joy
to the beholder.
When the prospective wedding guest con-
Elders the Jewelled garters, the pearl
studded lucking and side combs, the new
card cafes and purse, the chains and
bangles and dangles, which now have their
vogue, she is vexed, not by the question "of
what to give the autumn brldo, but. what
personal gift to select from among an al
most endless variety.
Ocean Democracy
(Continued from Fage Five.)
are In a better position to pander to It
than the average traveler.
! Two good reasons exist for the
natural disappearance on shipboard -of
the distinctions that exist else
where between the average run of
, humanity and the financially and
soclulJy elect. For one thing the luxury
of. ocean travel 'has advanced to a point
where it leaves little to bo desired even
by the most fastidious persons. The cuisine,
the service and the appointments on a
great Atlantic liner are as perfect as the
.wealthiest , tourist Is accustomed to on
ahore. In railway travel the man in the
private car has many advantages over the
ordinary passenger, but in sea travel noth
ing else equals the liners in comfort, con
venience and speed. The most luxurious
yacht compares unfavorably with them
when It Is a matter of an ocean voyage,
and yacht owners who take their vessels
across the ocean usually travel themselves
by one of the big ships. When Cornelius
Vanderbilt and the party of friends who
have been cruising for several months in
European waters returned recently they
made the Atlantic crossing in one of the
big passenger ships, all except Mr. Vander
bilt himself, who Is a yachting enthusiast
and who came over in his own craft.
A second reason is that the spirit of sea
travel has always been one of equality and
friendly Intercourse. "Steamship acquaint
ance," like summer flirtation, does not
involve any obligations beyond the end of
the voyage, and the whole atmosphere of
a big Atlantic liner encourages the friendly
Intercourse and democratic sociability
which make an ocean voyage bo delightful
an experience.
Ferhapa the democracy of ocean travel
cannot be better Illustrated than by a con
cert that the writer recalls on board
'October Z3, BOX
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Oceanic, on one of the earliest voyages
shortly after that magnificent specimen of
ocean architecture was first put Into com
mission. 'The concert was presided over by
the venerable Lord Pauncefote, the late
British . ambassador . Washington. ' An
drew Carnegie gave a short talk which was
sandwiched in between a song by a variety
favorite and another by a salesman for a
firm of Bradford spinners. An English
duke, since married to an American heiress,
played the piano, and the collection for the
seamen's, fund, was taken by a well known
society woman and . a f avorlte actress.
Imagine such a gathering on land if you
can. ... .
The Dramatic Motive
How do you figure out the plots of your '
plays?" ' inquired the anxious novice.
'"Motive" Is the only key that open the. '
portals of dramatic action," said the pop- '
' ular dramatist. "And motive is best tested
by the query ' iWhy?' " See how J have ap
plied the principle In my latest, work. '. Why
are the children on the stage? Because
the scene Is a nursery. Why doea the vil
lain come to tho nursery? Because he la
pursuing the mother. Why is the mother in
the nursery? Because she is attending the
children." .
"But why do you have a nursery on the
stage at oil?" queried the novice. "Why
not something else?" I
"Because," said the popular dramatist
proudly, "because I had a commission to
write a play with a nursery In it. "New
York Times.
Hard Lines
"You have asked me to tell you," the
doctor said, "your exact condition. There
Is no hope for you. There will be times
wben you will seem to be stronger, but
you will be gradually growing weaker.
Tou may last a year jet, and possibly two,
but no longer."
"Well. It won't moke much difference,''
said the patient, philosophicolly. "I've,
never been able to acquire anything abso
lutely in less time than that, and It will
seem perfecely natural to get a lot In ths
cemetery on the installment plan." CbJj
cago Tribune.

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