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THE SUNDAY OREGOJSTIAN, PORTLAND, FEBRUARY 18, 1900.
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she thswaht Her tresses far to dark
And rtftgttway bleached them tawny yellow;
sne tosod the piquant, winarae spark
M Iter bright eyes to tearful mellow.
Sue long bewailed her Ave foot four.
And wtofced to be majestic, stately;
Htok boot beets added one Inch more.
Ana a deft coiffure helped her greatly,
use get a sytpfalike, graceful waist
Or Mm of most persteteac lacing;
OamwIwdoM masks and toilet paste
AtortMiod healthy tlate debasing'.
She Wrttr stwdted pose;
he eaerotoed, messages, Delsarted,
Pnrtl ffcsrt no mortal knews
Jnet how she looked before efee started.
SCANTILY MADE LINGERIE
Ma ok Intensity Employed In Kcep-
tng Paoe With the Radical
Okansoa in ttador&rarments.
KMW TORK. Feb. 12.-There Is no part
of a woman's wardrobe that so delicately
her elegance of taste as her Un
it is in thte that the very re-
t of coquetry, that Inherent marls
of every born aristocrat, reveals Itself.
The finest of Materials are invariably
however simply the articles may be
and much attention Is given to the
of form. It Is an inaisputable
foot (that fashions vary in underwear Just
s sjr in gowns, and this clrcum
stanoa is by no means one to be over
tookot In the study of dress, as the set
of a gown depends largely upon the ac
eurato shape of the lingerie over which
it to worn. This is the secret of the splen-,
MA ajipearance that some women have,
evun though their gowns are of the se
verely plain, tailored type a secret that
is unfathomable to others who spend no
earn of money in fancifully trimmed, elab
orate gowns, made by a fashionable mo
dtol and in the very latest 'style, but,
alas, worn over store-made underwear, of
a kind entirely uneuited to the modelling
of the toilet. What clinging, eel-like skirt
could possibly preserve graceful lines,
with a rather short, full-backed petticoat
beneath It? How could the contour of
" Wpb and back be clearly Indicated
over such a disguise.
tnoe the advent of the "mermaid skirt"
underwear has undergone a radical
change. Everything has been made al
most inconveniently scant, for fear that
the slightest undulation of the figure
might be concealed, and now that dress
sMrte are allowed some fullness, scientific
domgnerti declare that underclothes should
be skfcuper than ever, else the effect will
The nether garments known as the "Loie
Fnttor" are quite out of date. In their
place are others of fine cambric and lace.
oat bat little wider than knickerbockers
and stashed up on the outside from knee
to Ma. the edges of the slashing being
narrowly hemmed, covered with a cascade
of lace and brought together with short
oaAs of satin ribbon, tied in small bows.
The ribbon Is not stitched to the edges,
bat fts,wn through button-holes supplied
ar Hie purpose. The cascade of narrow
mue osnttnnes around the lower edge. It
mar headed at the bottom and up the
fMas with several rows of lace Insertion
The chemise, like the drawers, are ex
oosmaglr scant; In fact, some of the latest
nwnnte would be uncomfortable to sit or
"walk la. wore It not that they are open
at the lower edge, after the manner of a
man's night shirt. If they are made quite
long, this edge may be ruffled all the way
aiaaad with a flounc of fine cambric,
emend with lace. The upper parts are de
Mgatfaltr nutehed with little puffs of lawn,
attamated with rows of lace insertion, In
snatat Smntre effect. Two original models
are shown here. They may be carried out
lusmanbrlc. bishop s lawn, nainsook or dim
Mr In both Instances, the lace is not
narehr front ornament, but, passing all
the war around the body, envelops the
hast la a short Empire waist
It Is the fashion at present among Pa
ijaUa to wear the thin chemise next to
the hair and the corset over the chemise.
away auogetner with knit silk or
aaderveste and drawers. The
though delightful for summer wear.
not guarantee sufficient warmth for
winter wear among English and American
women. However, a of compromise
has heea effected in the Bast, where the
alntfast of white and light-colored chem
ises are being made of woen silk gauze,
approvoalr scant and reaching to or below
the knees. The entre deux about the bust
h? of filmy knit silk, alternated with strips
at sauce. It Is needless to say that the
Ijiiisi r just described are particularly
awatad for women who verge on belne
t-mt who readily accept the "combi-
and vest," which they wr
atht tights, and which, they declare.
apprecuory irom tne bulk of the
very chic Imported chemises are
with a sign of sheulder-stras.
they begat they enctrcie the body
Mis, mtmlght Kae at the armpits. They
Bta stitched on to a ribbon beading an
took r mare -aide, aad made targe enough
ia pass eaattr oa and off over the head
A. ffaWs ran through tale is tied in front.
Bee hast. The tightening of the
fans the body of the chemise
. otherwise it is without gathers.
Jf the nbbon is insaadeat to hold the
garment In place, others looped through
the beading at the sides are drawn up
and tied on the shoulders.
Corset covers are so small and fine that
they could be drawn through a wedding
ring. They are often made, jersey like,
of silk gauze, but low-necked and finished
off flatly with lace and beading. For slen
der women they are more elaborate, being
fitted at the right places with large bowa
of wide ribbon and full doubled frills of
fine muslin -and lace, often even to the ex
tent of building up the figure.
Changes In Corsets.
As to the corsets proper, every few
weeks brings in a new variety. Some are
made girdle-like all of satin ribbon two
inches wide, necessarily overlapping in
places and at other places separating to
give a glimpse of white beneath. In the
"fleur de lis," the whalebones are cov
ered with light-colored satin and the satin
ribbon to match is simply tacked on over
the bones. The front steels are covered
with satin and clasped with silver hooks.
The backs are finished with sller eyelets
and laced with silver-tipped silk ribbons
Another remarkably suple evening cor
set is curiously made. After the "skele
ton has been artlculatea over the proper
sort of a wooden form," the spaces be
tween the bones are accurately measured
and detached pieces of fine but firm thread,
lace are made in precise shapes to fill in
the vacancies. The bones used are so
slight as to be almost invisible. In shape,
the corsets are a trifle higher busted and
are longer over the hips than they were
last ear. The waist is more accentuated.
Tight lacing Is In vogue, but Is limited to
the waist line. A separate lacing cord is
used Just at the waist, so that it may be
drawn very tight without compressing the
rest of the figure. .
In the matter of hosiery, a great many
women of exclusive taste refuse to coun
tenance anything but black. The wild
rage for gaudy brilliant plaids and spots
is somewhat abated. Now the fad is more
for fancy stitching than for extravagant
coloring, and the shades most In demand
are tones to match the lining of the wear
er's gown, provided It be dark, as It should
be. PInhead dots or pin stripes are al
lowable In place of open work.
Suspender garters are U3ed almost to
the exclusion of the showy ring garters
that sold principally on account of their
jeweled buckles. And It may be that the
new buckling is the reason of the change,
as the suspenders are now made into posi
tive confections of soft shirred silk over
the elastic terminated with rosettes which
hide the catch at the top of the stocking.
Those who are lncl ned to eccentric vaga
ries in the question of details are offered
an unlimited number of expensive trinkets,
as substitutes for the simple rosette. Jew
elers are showing handsomely wrought
metal finishings for suspender garters,
among which are some Jeweled pendants
that drop from a jeweled clasp to match.
The stones are assorted to the color of
the silk, rubles being used with red, tur
quoise with blue, etc.
Skirts Carefully Fitted.
Skirts that are made to order are more
often of peau de sole than of taffeta. By
means of darts and seams they are as
carefully fitted to the figure as are the
dress skirts aboie them. Scant fullness,
If any. Is allowed at the back, the most
popular petticoat having what is known
as the habit back. "What is saved in ma-,
terial at the top Is more than made up for
at the bottom, where It Is applied with. a
lavish hand. Plaited flounces are, in a
measure, abolished, or serve merely as
foundations for shaply circular ruffles. The
latter hae been found to display to bet
ter advantage the Intricate designs with
which they are embellished, In lace ruch
lngs, embroidery or applique.
The skirt the illustration shows Is of
straw-colored silk, to be worn under a
spring suit of cream tan. The two cir
cular ruffles at the bottom are really in
tended to sustain the rippling flare at the
bottom of the dress skirt, the effect of
which would be simply limp, without th's
substantial foundation. The trimming Is
made up tiny ruchlngs of valenc'ennes
lace edging, headed, with black velvet baby
ribbon, and the black is repeated on the
flounces in n scattering of chenille dots
The ruchlngs that edge the ruffles are
doubled and not headed with velvet.
For evening wear, petticoats are made
of organdie or even moussellne de sole.
and actually lined with colored silk, with
ruffles of the same silk underlj lng cloudy
ruffles of moussellne and lace. They are
further trimmed with bows of silk rib
bon, and altogether they are most inde
scribably lovely. Other skirts, all of silk,
are finished with circular silk flounces,
over which are full plaited ruffles of
white point d'esprlt, the latter being gar
nished with arabesques of colored ribbon
ruchlng. to match the foundation. For
wear with visiting gowns, the silk should
match the lining of the costume, and black
point d'esprlt be used instead of white.
Nightrobes are marvelously constructed
Any one who has decided to be guided
by the latest Importations In this line
must be predetermined to sacrifice bodily
comfort at the altar of esthetlclsm. In
the first place, the collars are large.
flat, fichu-shaped affairs, scolloped at the
edges and trimmed with a doub'e-plalted
fr3l, calling Into requisition the long
nwusea fluting irons, In the laundering
thereof, such a big. full collar seems
ever to be vested with smothering nro
pensltlee that make one give credence to
tne volition of Inanimate objects. Then
the sleeves, which are full lencth. are
silt open from wrist to shoulder, trimmed
with much lace and left hansrinsr loose.
with the malignant Intention of strangling.
If the collar falls to smother. So are the
extremes or a waking dream and a sleep
lng-nlghtmare skillfully met!
Xo el iRhttlrcss.
One novel nightdress that Is not tortu
ous because, -of its being beautiful has a
deep yoke, extending well down over the
shoulders, made of lace insertion, alter
nated with strips of sheer nainsook. The?
strips run up and down, and the yoke
Is round behind, as it is in front. The.
sleeves, which are shaped to the arm,
are alao made of lace and nainsook, in
up.nd down stripes. A tongtsaSh nain
soo)c. edged "all the way arpund witlrlace.
Is puckerea together at the middle and
tucked to the center of the yoke behind.
Theends-are then -brought forward under
the arsis and knotled at the bust, at the
center of the front, so that the scarf
hides the whole lower edge of the yoke.
In reality one edge of the scarf Is stitched
to the bottom of the yoke. A ribbon
tacked to the center of the yoke behind
passes over and under the scarf, which
it drapes up and ties. At the front the
looped-over ends are ( crossed and tied
with a ribbon that is attached to the
yoke. This arrangement allows the scan.
tobe laid out straight, and iroiied without
having to be ripped. It makes a very
graceful finish. The ends reach almost to
the knees; they are crossed with rows of
A strong attempt is noticeable In negli
gee gowns to revive the pompadour styles.
Faint pastel-colored silks are used and
much Incrustation of lace. The necks are
finished with wide, shawl-shaped collars,
and are left open below, becoming ribbon
bands of black velvet. The sleeves are
tight fitting to the elbow, where they are
decked with large flowing, shawl-shaped
pieces that fall over an abundance of white
lace. There Is an Indescribable air of com
plete satisfaction about a woman who Is
perfectly "under-gowned," as she puts
the finishing touches to her toilet.
The remaining illustration shows a cou
ple of ballroom gowns that, because of
their peculiar cut, would be quite Impos
sible over any but the most adroitly
shaped lingerie. The outer one is a close,
clinging gown of oyster white satin The
upper part, in the form of a long, straight
tunic, is regularly covered with diamond
shaped pieces of black chantilly lace.
The drop skirt of white silk Is made with
a slender train that l'es quite flat on the
ground. In shape, the train might best be
described as resembling the flat vamp of
a great shoe. It is covered with a cloud
of white moussellne de fioie ruffles, all
hemmed with narrow black velvet ribbon.
Every second lace square at the bottom
of the oversklrt is barred diagonally with
black velvet, as are the tops of the
sleeves and the moussellne drapery at the
The other costume Is an artistic con
ception by. Redfern. It la in pale, rose
colored crepe de chine, over a shapely lin
ing of pink taffeta, made separately! At
the back are three semifull, tunlc-llke
pieces of crepe de chine, falling over a
circular flounce, simulating still another
tunic and ending in a long, slender train.
All of the edges are covered with gold
guipure entre deux. The crepe de chine
corsage, with its gold trimming, has a flat
piece, folded into wide tucks, set in at the
front and back. The girdle is of delicate,
In the background Is a gorgeous cape
of rose-colored panne, In a shawl-shaped
piece, with a drapery of the same about
the shoulders. Above the drapery Is a
high, fancy collar, piped with fur. Three
full-plaited flounces of rose-colored mous
sellne de sole are applied to the bottom of
the cape, under an incrustation of gold em
broidery. The cape is caught together at
the throat wtlh a bow of plaited mous
sellne de sole, with long ends that cas
cade down the edges of the front.
ANITA DE CAMPI.
KEW YORK SHOPS.
Thin Summer Goods Already Being;
Shown in Them.
The thinnest of summer goods usually
come In with the coldest weather, and
they are so tempting, says a writer In
the New York Times, that it looks as If
the dry goods shops might be in league
with the railroads, for every woman who
sees the pretty light stuff feels like start
ing at once for a warmer part of the coun
try, where she can wear them.
It is the same this jear as always there
never were such pretty materials and de
signs to be seen. A quantity of them are
already in, and more will arrive this
month. It is true that the exclusive de
signs that come in now are often sold out,
and the early buyer gets original gowns
that the people who buy later cannot
duplicate. Special shops have special de
signs, and any one who gets at a b'g
Broadway shop, for Instance, materials
made from them will not And them else
where. The organdies and the flowered designs
are said to be "out" this year, for they
were imitated to such an extent last sea
son, and pretty, thin goods could be
bought for such small prices, that the
women who do not like tp wear what
every one wears will have none of. them.
The swlss' muslins are In, and they are
In most charming designs. They are in.
all qualities, and range from 40 cents to
$1 50 a yard. Many In black are being
sold to people who are not In mourning,
for they make up charmingly, and nre
more serviceable tljan the lighter shades.
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much In costumes of all kinds Is to be
found In the pattern of the material.
One- pretty piece of Swiss has a tiny
little pattern of embroidery. In a stripe of
black alternating with similar stripes In
white. There are big patterns of bow
knots, a little different In design from
those we have seen so much for some
time, upon colored grounds, blue and rose,
pink and heliotrope all shades. There are
black dots on colors; a pretty white dot
on a soft cadet blue swigs Is charming,
and pretty designs are In yellow, dif
ferent shades, In small figures on a striped
ground. The Invaluable shirt waist will
come In In all Its glory as usual this year,
but there are many people buying thin
goods for entire'suits.
Some Parisian Ideas of Valne'to Dinner-Givers.
The latest Parisian idea In table decora
tions Is a chain of orchids, with links
formed of smllax. The flowers are laid
on the- damask cloth encircling the des
sert dishes and candlesticks, and they
form an uncommonly effective flat decora-
tlon, which is by many considered the cor
rect form for dinner-table' ornamentation.
When less costly decorations are desired,
violets, mixed .with Ivy leaves and a few
moss-covered twigs, make an exceedingly
artistic combination, particularly in the
winter, when flowers are limited in va
riety. In contrast to the flat style the
violets are arranged in Venetian glass
bowls, on a mat of pale mauve brocade,
and if some chrysanthemums In tall vases
of Venetian axe interspersed the effect Is
A new way of adorning the table, and
one which has met with much favor, is
to place in front of each guest a little
basket made of silver, crystal or china,
filled with flowers. In the center of the
table Is-a silver-trimmed mirror, on which
are arranged plates of bon bons, sur
rounded by garlands of flowers. For
everyday use the well-cared-for pot of
ferns, set In a pretty silver receptacle, is
satisfactory to many housewives, and Is
a style of table adornment that Is con
stantly increasing in popularity.
CARE OF THE HANDS.
How They Can JBe Mndc Soft, White
There are some hands which are so
sensitive to outside influences that they
flush almost like the face, becoming moist
with fear or excitement, and cause their
owners much Inconvenience and discom
fort. For, hands of this description, Mc-
Call's Magazine prescribes a wash as
' A teaspoonful of borax, a teaspoonful
of glycerine, and a teaspoonful of eau de
cologne. Mix these Ingredients thorough
ly together, and put Into a little china
pot with a lid. Anoint the hands with
the wash, after performing the last ablu
tions of the evening, and allow It, as fat
as possible, to dry on. t will render the
flesh firm and prevent It cracking or
For clammy, moist hands, rub lemon
juice, eau de cologne, or any spirit thor-
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after washing, and use oatmeal Instead of
soap occasionally. Vinegar Is also a use
ful astringent in such & case. "Whea
gloves are used for sleeping In it is bet
ter to slit down the center of the palm,
or even cut It away entirely. These
remedies will be found equally good for
the complexion, hands or the body gen
erally. When the hands have been very badly
stained, wash them first In hot water,
and then rub the stains with lemon juice
and salt, and apply the pumice stone. If
the stains be very deep, and refuse to
move after several washings, go to your
druggist and ask him to make you up a
lotion or wash, with oil of vitriol in its
composition. This should only be dona
as a last resource.
A slow circulation is a great enemy to
a white hand during the cold weather.
For this reason It Is good to rub the hands
and arms gently, especially after washing,
and undervests of wool, with long sleeves,
should be worn. However white a hand
may be,- U3 appearance is utterly spoiled
If the nails do not receive proper atten
tion. They should be filed every day, and
cleaned every time the hands are washed.
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If the scarfskln be pushed gently down,
hangnails will not put In an appearance;
but If they do, on no account bite or pull
them off; a sharp pair .of scissors must
be used for the purpose. The tips of the
fingers should be pressed between the
thumb and finger upward to give them a
HANDKERCHIEF BAGS. ,
Pleasing Novelties Worn With House
and Street Costume!.
New designs In handkerchief bags are
being shown in tempting array In the shop
windows of Eastern cities. The prettiest
are to be worn with evening gowns. They
are made of chiffon or crepe de chine,
and are formed to represent a flower.
Those which look like big, full-blown, pink
roses hanging from a green stem are ex
quisite The bag is made of pink silk,
and the rose, which entirely covers It, has
its curled petals of delicately shaded pink
chiffon, and in the heart of the rose
stamens of shining rhlnestone3 are seen
mounted on trembling gilt wires. Then
there are other handkerchief pockets ot
crocheted silk in delicate pastel tints which
glisten with mock jewels, and still others
made of the new feather lace, which
! shows the lace design, outlined with tiny
feathers. These pockets are made over
silk, and are a pretty novelty.
Many of the bags worn with shopping
and calling costumes are carried in a curi
ous way. They are fastened to a long
link chain, which Is twisted around the
wrlst, and the bag dangles from It. At
first the link chains were worn as gir
dles about the waist, and the bag was at
tached at the side, but now they are used
as wrist-chains. The chains are usually
of silver? and those that are oxidized ara
most In favor Bags swinging from
bracelets Is another fashion.
Not a Circumstance.
The Chilliness of liquid air
Seems more like warmth, 't is found.
To those who meet that frigid stare
Where Boston girls abound
')amV X XSiX
Keep Ghosts Confined.
Tell me the old, old story again;
Tell it in whispers low;
Speak of the Joys we reveled In then -Pleasures
of hme ago. -
Bit by my side as you did o yore,
When the twilight ueed to fade.
But don't. I pray you, speak oae word mora
Of the plea your mother made. '
New York "World.
WIVES AS BREADWINNERS
Their Ability to Contribute to Sup
port ot Household Insures
"For generations the accepted condition,
among people of good breeding and refine
ment, was that the wage-earning should
bo done by the husband, and the admin
istration of the domestic exchequer be left
In the hands of the wife." writes Margaret
Sangster, In Collier's Weekly. She goes
on to say that among comfortably placed
and, to some extent, luxuriously living,
Americans, there is a remarkable change
from former opinions on this subject of
the wife's breadwlnnlng. Especially
among artists, authors, journalists and
othgr people who live by the exertion of
the intellect rather than by mere manual
labor, it Is common to find both wife and
husband practicing their specialty, what
ever It Is, and putting their earnings into
a more or less co-operative purse.
The wife, for example, has a. .gift for
illustration, and her clever fingers eke
out her good man's salary, so that luxu
ries are possible whieh the two mint else
forego. She writes bright quips and Jests,
or charming short stories, and the crisp
checks which come floating to her in the
morning mail provide her own dress, or
pay the school bills of Laddie, who Is
growing stout and sturdy and needs more
money spent on him every year.
"I have heard," continues Miss Sang
ster, "of an ardent lover who, preferring
hi3 suit to a gifted woman, ventured to
call her attention to the fact that their
combined salaries would enable them to
maintain a very attractive home, quite
overlooking the possibility that, as a wife,
the lady of his choice might prefer not
directly to contribute to her own support.
"The truth is that, In many cases, the
wife's ability to supplement the hus
band's earnings relieves her of a sort of
work for which she may have no peculiar
aptitude, or whiah she perhaps finds dis
tasteful. An extra maid may be afforded
to do various things about the housekeep
ing, to wait upon the children, to attend
to the endless mending of small trarments
and the sewing on of buttons in short,
to carry part of the burden of the ever
lasting little, which weighs heavily on the
housemistress, provided the wife can earn
enough to pay for the added convenience.
"When the period arrives In which grow
ing children take precedence In parental
calculations of every other necessity,
when there are dancing lessons and music
lessons and opportunities for culture In
endless variety, for which continual pro
vision must be made, the wife's share in
the payment of bills may be no slight one.
If she earn only her pin money, she may
thus acquire and retain a pleasing senBe
of Independence, and have an advantage
over her opposite neighbor, to whom pin
money Is an ever-vanishing mirage on the
"The difficulty about the matter la two
fold. In their youth, married people pre
sumably anticipate the coming of chil
dren. For the sake of unborn children, It
Is usually better that a mother should
not be taxed mentally or physically by
the relentless and Imperious requirements
of a wage-earning vocation. Even If she
carry on her writing, or her painting, or
her exquisite needlecraft exclusivelv at
.home, the demands it must needs make
upon ner will not tell favorably, as a
rule, on her offspring, in the second
place, a husband is in peril of reversing
the position he ought to assume as the
protector of and provider for his wife, and
of leaning on her, of sufferine her to un
dertake tasks beyond her strength, and of.
avtepuiiB irom ner sacrifices which she
should never be allowed to make.
"This, like many another problem, can
not be arbitrarily legislated upon by out
siders. Each family must resolve upon
its own course of action. Most of us could
get on very comfortably with a simpler
style of living, and would be better off In
the end, if we acknowledged fewer
Dainty Appearance and Sympathetic
Manner Slake It.
Charm in woman does not wholly consist
of beauty, prettiness or even moderate
good looks. A daintily neat appearance
and a sympathetic manner Is all that Is
necessary. The charming woman is the
woman who Is sympathetic alike to rich
and poor, young and old. When with
others, she Invariably puts herself In the
background, and is more interested in
listening to the recital of their sorrows
and joys than In discoursing about her
self. She is a good listener, "and this," says
McCall's Magazine, In the course of an
article on woman's charm, "Is, perhaps,
the most Important point of all, because
there are so many people who are only
too ready to talk, and bo few who are
willing to listen. Whether she is interest
ed or no, she always tries to appear In
terested. She is a good conversationalist,
but she knows when to be silent. She
changes her moods and her conversation
to suit the people In whose company she
happens to be. She Is always sympathet
ic with those In trouble, merry with
those who are gay, and ever ready to do
a fellow-creature a good turn. But with
all her changes of mood she Is perfectly
natural and never in the least affeated or
stilted In her conversation."
GOOD EATERS DEPBND-ON-ABLB.
But Gluttons Are Not At AH Desir
able to Meet.
"All men and women eat. If they don't
they won't last long, and no one need
worry as to whether they count for much
or not. But good eaters are usually very
depend-onrable. By good eaters I do not
mean large eaters or greedy eaters, though J
I may include some of both; but I mean
the men and women who enjoy what they
eat and show no disposition, either from
dyspepsia or other form of indigestion, to
quarrel with their food," writes John Gil
mer Speed, in the Criterion.
"Gluttons, however, are not very love
ly. I sat at table once with a woman at
a summer resort, who, every day for din
ner, ate 12 ears of corn from the cob.
That is more than the regulation mid-day
feed for a horse. And In the operation she
greased her hands and her cheeks, and
every now and again her nose was deco.
rated with the well-butteced grains. She
was a sight, and at the end of the table
she bred a famine that tt took waiters to
relieve. And she was in repose not by any
means a bad-looking woman, hut In ac
tion at the table she was a kind of hu
man cyelena. leaving desolation in her
path. She had and three husbands, and
is a wMew again. What became of the
peer men I never knew. Maybe she ate
Couples rVbe Claim to
Well en 12 a Week.
T&ere are many married people to whom
living on. $12 a week would seem an Im
possibility: there are many for whom It
would be haeoseibte It would be mere
existence, even if they wore able to avoid
seeking oharity. Yet among hundreds of
writers of letters to the editor of the
Philadelphia. North American there are
men aad women who say they have ven
tured Into matrimony wMh eniy this sum
to depend upon, who assert that they axe
happy and can save money.
One remarkable couple, Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Snyder, of FottsvUIe, Pa., declare
that they married on 96 per week ani
have no desire to return to single blessed
ness. Mrs. Snyder gives this unique ac
count of how they do it:
"In, the first place," she ays. "man and
wife must be suited to each other and pull
in unison. On 98 a week we have accom
plished many things, among them
"The payment of 9S a month rent.
"The saving of $10 & month.
"The furnishing of a house, without as
suming obUgatioBs that cannot be paid
"The conduct of a plentiful table, which
Includes on Us bitt of fare meat, at least
onae and often, twice a day, and fresh.
eggs, butter and milk.
"The enjoyment of perfect domeetio con
AN IDBAL BOMB.
May Wright Sewall's "Tramp Cham
her," for Uteraxy Travelera.
In Mrs. May Wright SewaM's home at
Indianapolis there is a famous room called
the "tramp chamber." One of the most
conspicuous articles hi it la a book In
which many of her "tramp" literal ?
guests have scribbled pleasing sentiments.
Several may be given, not only as inter
esting in themselves, but as reflective of
the hospitality ia this home. In part they
Miss Harriet Hosmer I love to corns
here and I bate to go.
Miss Frances WUard I thank God that
I have been a guest in this Ideal home.
Mme. Modjeska It has been a great
happiness to meet and know you, sweet
James Lane Allen DeUotottS coffee for
Otis Skinner Thafs for remembrance.
Rev. Anna Shaw This is one or. tno
beautiful homes that make me feel there
might be something better than being a
Amooe other 'tramps" who have writ-
ten in the book are Mme. Isabelle Bogelot.
Mrs. Ormiston Chant. Mms Anthony, Mrs.
Alice Freeman Palmer. Puaditl Kamabai.
Mrs. Rath MeSnery Stuart. Stbeet Bub
bard and Richard Moutton.
A Modern. Woman's Heart.
The riddle ot the Sphinx, men say, was bo
the simplest art.
Compared with that sewiMeriBg maze-a mod
em womaas seart'
Tla "eofiapleac." "powOKhwl," "involved" and
Tls despair ana faselaaiiea to the modam
He studies it m essay, and m poem, tale and
He redoubles every efiert to trace Its devious
Tor." he argaes, that "a weraaa ot suoa per-
Must have a heart If aaj ot eompUca&ea
The modern woman waieses, wife a smile she
"While the "pr&Mem." ef her feelings b pokes
aad press with zeal.
Whispering- "Will he yet dtseever, before the
tale's alt toW,
Perfect art Is snssie nature newest woman's 1
Theceophy and Gosak. lore, Payohoiosy aad 1
From end to end I've traversed. I Can taUc of
PhilceopAles and "efegies," the seiences and art
Taught me & thousand mysteries. They have
not teueaed my heart 1
'Tla mind alese wMeh alters, to. the woman or
But hearts are stiH eeestraeted upon the aame
And while I'm learned m ftgie, mathematics,
My heart's the suae eld traitor whoa it comes
the uate to aeeakl
And as mathematics teaahes ms. In oiam, Jadt-
To reduce all propooRlenfl to their fewest terms
And farther Bays, whoa A and B an equal,
each to C,
They're equal to eaok other-eo I Judge my eaas
That when Jaek leofca sp-aad tatters, sad
then toebs down and sighs.
My heart translates, euMe stately, the longing
te his eyes.
And whea the dear bey lays away his "prob
lem" ea the shelf.
He'll knew jsst hew I'm feeitas by the way aa
Kyi Levett ia Brooklyn Eagle.
At a meeting of an autograph society
composed of young women, in Chicago,
one particular celebrity who had remained
obdurate to all requests for his signature
was almost unanimously voted to be a
"mean, old thing." The one girl who had
not concurred in the general condemnation
asserted that the others did not know how
to manage this particular Hon "1 11 s'law
you," she declared, and forthwith wrote
and mailed to the celebrity a request com
posed of only two words. They were, ' Au
tograph, please." At the next regular
meeting the girl appeared triumphant1 y
waving a sheet of letter paper over her
head. It was the reply of the celebrity.
He seemed reproachful. All he wrote was:
"You must be pressed for time," with bis
signature following. Argonaut.
Theusht She Knew BaeBgh.
Miss Sarah B. Adams, of Norwalk,
Conn., paid 9MM out of a snug little esta e,
valued at MW to understand her gen
ealogical tree. For that sum sbe was en
abled to know her ancestral history from
the time of the Revolutionary war and
she says she would have willingly
spent the rest oC It tracing her fore
fathers back to the old Norman days, but
Judge Seymour, of the probate court of
Fairfield county, Connecticut, thought she
knew sufficient and appointed a conserva
tor of her property, so that she cou'a
waste no more of It.
Giving; Medicine to Baby.
When giving medicine to baby, hold the
point of the spoon against the roof of the
child's month. It will then be almost im
possible for him either to choke or to eject