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ii;f bAiWwvh imwkX w i h i nil 11 M it lit Mpfvitel WvrlBLo $ ,a if tfij.' ? 0 twM, r Novel Social War. WEXTV young women, the elite of Iogjnsport, Ind., have started a merry war on I ho young men of that community, accusing them of Ingratitude and parsimony. They T united In a protest against what they de clared was "commercialism In love-making." They (inserted that the young men of the city were long on the matter of nccepting entertainment at their hands, but short on reciprocating with the return of jilcasures that Involved the exjiendituro of money. They prepared the following manif(tto and caused its publication: "This Is a comolaint from the girls of I,ogansport, a cry for relief from something which lias been going on ever since tho town was founded. "We refer to the utter selfishness of tho young mm of Iigansport. Tiny are per fectly willing to sit around night after night, mopping up our heat, eating our fudge and giving us tho great pleasure of their company (?), hut when u pleasure that costs money well, that's a different matter! One oung lady sums it up in a rtmark that if smiling cost the hoys any thing they would not be so generous with their smiles. "Such a thing as taking the girls driv ing, sending candy, books or flowers Is never even thought of. The boys in other towns arc not of this caliber, nnd there is no excuse for our boys. We are tired of It, and wish to say so in good, round terms. "A hint is usually eullicient, boys. Get busy!" This manifesto to signed "Twenty Ix gansport Girls," aud the paper in which it uppcared maintained the utmost secrecy as to the identity of the girls, but the una nimity with which the whole town united In crediting the authorship of the letter to a clique of girls who ure the acknowledged society .belles of the city left little room for doubt that they were tlie ones respon sible for the charges against the young men. The identity of the youns women being so apparent to everyone, the young men against whom the objections were directed were thrown Immediately under the "spot light," and they recognized that it was up to them to follow the advice of the young women and "get busy." This they did in an effective way, but tho means they ndepted were quite evidently a surprise, to the perpetrators of the protest. After a few preliminary conferences the young men decided that if the youns women hud appreciated their services as escorts on pleknieking excursions, in ath letic tournament,?, at dances, theater pir tits, buggy rides and in numerous other ways so little there was no use of their continuing these efforts. They felt cut and decided upon a line of action that was heroic, but which they dcchir? has al ready been productive of pood result. They planned a boycott of the girls and Immediately put It Into execution. A round robin" was prepared and signed by period that this document Is receiving new signatures rapidly, even among the younger pet of youths, to whom the offending you 117 women turned for assistance when the boy cott was first announced. At any rate, the youngrr pet Is Joining the ranks of striking beaux, which have been augmented by ven tho "steadies" of some of fhe young women. Matrimonial prospects among the younger pociety people of the town are consequently limited und tho ministers of the city nro becoming worried ovor this turn of u (fairs. The "round robIn"'of the young men was as follows: "After considering well the alleged grlev nncis cf the twenty young society dames who have been distributing free fudge to an ungrateful following of suitors we have decided that our best efforts cannot be swift enough to satisfy feminine appe tites sharpened by tho society novel. Wo admit that we cannot keep pace with a society wherein the heroine opens scented notes while sipping her chocolate before rising nor make good the dreams which picture a maid carting In huge bunches of violets. "Then, too, listening lightly to gossip concerning our friends, discourses on what 'I said' and 'she said;' the tales of black cats crossing one's path and the direful consequences; kindergarten dissertations on the advantages of counting stars; sugges tions on the delights that would result from our getting up a dance Tuesday night, a picnic Thursday, a theater party Friday night and the Joy to bo obtained from a moonlight buggy ride around Broad Hip pie; all these things which we have en dured with monotonous regularity all sum mer, only to be told thnt we hive not done enough nnd that we are 'frozen' is too great a strain. We conclude that a rest cure Is what we need. A rest cure may be good for the girls as well, or they may be able to discover a hand of gal lants with the Incomes cf millionaires and nothing to do but spend them if we but give them the opportunity. "In the belief that these things may come to pass we hereby pledge ourselves that until January 1. 1905, we will not escort a IxigansiKirt young woman to a. theater, dance or any place of amusement: that wo will not present them with flowers, bonbons or anything of n pecuniary value; that we will even desist from the custom ary gifts at Christmas tim. "Innrmuch as this Is leap year, we feel that It Is no more than Just that we should expect any advances from henoefo-th fo come from the young women. We wish them Joy In the course they have taken." The social war has created much Interest and amusement In T.ogansport. On thi whole, however. It Is taken quite seriously by the citizens. I.lnue-rie Hints for Home Sowrn. V the term "tailored," us applied to effects In lingerie, did not seein Incongruous. It might be said lh.it the a ii I mini fashions, in this all Imporfnnt part of the femlnim: wardrobe, are bordering on tailored lines. Many cf the fets are without a yard cf lace or insertion, fine hemstitching anil hand embroidery being the enly trlmmln:.-. I.lnen mesh promises to be a favorite style of underwear for winter wather. Hitherto on!y men's garments have l,coi made up of this falrlc, but the present reason plows it In separate garments and in union suits for women and rhlhircn. It Is a port us fabric which tits vr ry closely to the body, and is said to lr the most hcilthful of all nushes for wearing next to the skin. It enables the perspiration to loave the body freely, ami nt the simo time it fits snugly and retains the licit. The udoption of the union suit In this mesii, with short knickers md with a low neck and no rlfeves, is quite general. Convent-made lingctie Is gaining a wide popularity amen:? women whose purses will permit of their buying It. There is nothing In lingerie which can compare with it in texture, d -sign and handiwork. Rets of four pieces, knickers, chcmlsj, gown jjsl and petticoat are embroidered heavily In white linen, carrying out the daintiest of flower patterns in sprays and vines. Tho edges ure traced In an Irregular design and finely buttonholed, while a beading effect is carried out In the same stitch, each of the perforations being a tiny but tonhole. It resembles the broderie nngluisc work, which is also seen on much of tho fine linen lingeries, eseclally In gowns and pettlcoatn. The new chimose models are more scant than in former seasons and fit the body more like a princess gown, with sufficient flare at the bottom to serve the purpose of a short skirt. French flinnel skirts, knpe-length. are exquisite In their design. The finest of Ifindwotk above the hem, in white silk, takes the place of ruftlcs. White Is the favorite color, but the French flannels come also In dainty tones of pink and blue and lavender. The surplice corset cover Is the most satisfactory undergarment for wear with shirt-waists. It is mide of nainsook or linen, and can he drawn a closely as de sired across the front and buttoned In tho back at the waist line. It serves admira bly as a lining to a loose blouse and Is mfllcicnily warm for cold weather. A com bination corset cover and short tklrt is an Innovation In lingerie It obviates the dllficulty of disposing of tapo ends nnd knots. Some women always prefer Inee trimmed lingerie and they can suit even their most fastidious tastes in this line. Tho Intro duction of plain embroidered effects has pot detracted from the elaborateness of lacy effects. Umbrella knickers are not among the newest models; but the short garment. Just reaching to the knee und split cm the outer liles fur alrfiut six Inches with lace run ning in a V-shapc to the point, are much in evidence. Uibbc.n about nn inch wide Is traced through embroidery beading and ends in a bow on both sides. Dresden ribbons are being employed for trimming much of the French underwear, especially in the showy lace sets. There Is a d.clded tendency towards white wash ribbon fur lingerie If the simplest sort. A Swiss lisle undervest, a closely woven material that will serve well in cold weather, Is found In the Importations to gether with rllic vestp In all colors, hand enibroidered in Parisian effects. Whnt Mn!.ea to il ( tirti-m In n Woman f "1 1 1 K sweet. bU-fsc'd river of charm Is I I fed by many springs. Chief "A kindly, cptirnlstti! dl peti tion. great il-sire to piease. sunny temper. power of tlitti r;- s.i subtle one must suspi ct Its existence. "Juiek sympathies. A rounded adaptability ners get in the way of dices). (so that no cor one's pet preju- "IJcing n good listener. That means be in;? Interested and resoiisivc. not silent. "Absence ef ail very strong convictions. Tl:ls leaves the charmer ready to adopt ours. "A little dash of unsuspected Insincerity. "Sincerity anil slrmgth of character m admirable and most precious for close and continuous association, but they do not make for charm. Most people (and the stronger the character the more likely) have tho defects of their virtues. "lieauty Is not essential, but grace of bearing and daintiness In surrounding, with an air of the world going well with one, are. They give a sense of ease and rest fulness. 'The charming woman never has griev ances: never lives In a vale of tern's or sits In Judgment. She is the pleader, the con soler. "Finally, she must havo what the ohl writer call 'a pretty wit.' ".And there, madame, Is your charming woman." The above Is a letter which appeared In a New York puper (n response to sonio request for different Ideas of a charmln.-r woman, and there are points In It worthy of comment, says a contributor to the St. l'uul Globe. One thing Is quite evident, and that Is It was written by a thought ful person who has not formed his opinion Impulsively and knows whereof he speaks. "A great desire to please" might be re garded as evidence of a certain Insincerity on tho jKirt of a woman, but this writer does not think so. indeed, a great dvlra to plonse usually springs from a warm heart and Is a much more charming char acteristic than an Indifference to the opin ion of others and not caring whether on Is liked or not. Many will disagree t tli tho writer in thinking that a power of subtle llattery Is desirable, but few per sons who have come much In contact with others or who know life will dts;irrefl. Tho woman who Is charming knows how to flatter with sincerity, if such an expres sion may be allowed. It is always pleas ant to meet this sort of a charming woman becauso she makes us feel kindly toward oursclvcB. She brings out our good points and makes us appear well. Thit Is u. r.ectet of many a woman's ohurm; she knov. s how to make her friends appear at their best. AVhnt The richest Wiimrn Are l)cln. women in tne i'nlted States nre satit to lie Mrs. Cnrnr. l.w Vj.tl, r. ir sr.. M',(i..i)ii; Mr . C. P. Huntington. ;7!i -Cft'OiK.; Mrs. H. J. C. Walker dH,ii;h'cr of Wllllim Weigh mm ii I, fftf.HHMMi; Mrs. 11. nr C. Pottir, J.4.".. (I'M t; 0; Mrs. Ogd -n G .'t, JMIKC.eo,. und Mrs. Ilettv Green, :S;0 0W. Mine. Mary King Wuddiiigton, wuiew of William Henry Wi.iidiiigtou. who wim prime min:.sic." of Krunee undt r 1'iv. I'ient Grcvy, bus ;:rilved in New Verk af er an i.lisence of II Irty-nine years. She 'a a member of cue of the oldcel faro l ei of N?w 'iork ai d a M.er to ;ener:.i churl's K:n;. Hie well known n vellyt. The er.-ipriss of Japan not only rmohes, but ures a s:lvr pipe with a tem te i Inches lung. Tne howl li si, all In f r only a quantity of tubne.o sufheldtc lo givo the smoker two cr th;e wlrfls cm he put Into it. Then the e.r.hip ore l-io kid out and ihe p.;.o is careful. y do iind I ctorr it is rcttll. d a p.o-tH! gore thr. u.;h many Um-'M In the course of an aftirron. Mrs. Fanny N. l!i rthe. wm sup rin en ls tt.e bee nnd hooey exhlt.'t at the St. I,; i;l I exposition, l;i (;ne of the most nice"; si ul i.plc ulttirtsiH In the world. She has an api ary nt Wlnon.i in Mint: sola and f-r Ih ei yi ars has li.liil tli, ofliee of treisiuer .o the I lei! KuiMr.V a.' seela t :on of (but Mate. Sin; says: "l consider hi e culture cue of tho moKt ideas nil and proUlnb!-! olvu pa th us for v, onion." Sunierse: county, Maine, is brapgirg a bit on Us smart women. An Fast t-kowtei;.iii corresiHiiHlont st.irt.il the hill H-rol - g mni other Iohi.s are ivpurlb.g. For Instacc ., ' on i of l urono's nnart women ran the mow ing machine to cut thirty-tlvo tons of hiy did all tin raking, helped lead nno union I and did the bu-jMework for a fundi v of live, which includes a young child, ami Ii vo.-y much alive today. And from Prown s Cor lur: Mrs. John Kiehurds has assisted in doing the houiewor!- fir thlrtooi in fimllv and did all the raking on four forms, and when Ik r husband cut the r-y op th'i fourth farm phe diu the ha:aw,ik ull ah ne for tweiity-onu men and did thm ruk.ii. g.