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Her Pretty Bonnet.
"When meeting bells began to toll.
And pious folk began to pass.
She deftly tied her bonnet on
The little, sober, meeting lass
All In her neat, whlte-curtalned room.
Before her tiny looking-glass.
So. nicely round her lady cheeks
She smoothed her bands of glossy hair,
And Innocently wondered If
Her bonnet did not make her fair;
Then sternly chid her foolish heart
For harboring such fancies there.
So, square she tied the satin strings.
And set the bows beneath her chin;
Then smiled to see how sweet she looked;
Then thought her vanity a sin
And she must put such thoughts away
Before the sermon should begin.
But, sitting 'neath the preached word.
Demurely, In her father's pew.
She thought about her bonnet still
Tes, all the parson's sermon through
About Its pretty bows and buds
Much better than the text she knew.
Yet. sitting there with peaceful face.
The reflex of her simple soul.
She looked to be a very saint
And maybe was one on the whole
Only that her pretty "bonnet
Kept away the aureole!
Mary E. "Wilklns In Mall and Express.
PLANNING EASTER FINERY
Lent But Just Besun anil Tct "Opcn-
Ims" Alrenily Being: Advertised
by the 3Ietropolitan Shops.
NEW YORK, Feb. 2G. Simultaneously
with the announcement of Lent, comes the
widely-advertised news of "grand open
ings" In all of the big millinery depart
ments and stores. A mere coincidence,
but one that brings a smllo of good-natured
cynicism to the corners of the mascu
line mouth, until, perchance, te 40 days of
prayer and contemplation have spent
themselves, when presto! the smile trans
fers Itself to smaller arched lips and the
object of the smile is viewed with satis
faction, poised upon hundreds of pretty
heads, in hundreds of reflecting mirrors
Judging from the models that have
been shown so far, the styles this spring
and summer, will accommodate them
selves to Individual wearers, rather than
be, as they were last year, of definitely
pronounced, but limited shapes, becom
ing to but a few types of beauty. It can
not be said that hats will be worn down
over the eyes, or way back on the head
exclusively. Both modes, as well as a
happy medium, will prevail. It is an in
disputable fact that brims which shade
the face from the glaring sun, especially
those that are partly open-worked, and
that catch and hold the fancy in a net of
dimpling shadows, are far more becoming
than the severely turncd-up rims that so
mecllessly reveal the slightest Irregular
ity of features, or the tiniest blemish of
Wide silk straws, loosely braided, will
be very much In evidence; they "will be
seen In blue shades. In rose, rich browns
and violet. Many of the new hats have
- brilliantly-colored straw facings, without
further show of straw, the foundations
being of wire, covered with tulle, tre
mendous roses and scarfs of real lace.
In the turned-down hats, a noticeable
feature is the Immensity of the bandeaux,
covered with huge flowers, resting against
the hair behind. As a rule the rims are
turned straight up ,ln the back, and have
the flowers pressed close against them. A
flattering detail is the facing of the rims
"with fold after fold of bias peau de sole.
Louis XVI Shape.
A shape that gives promise of tremen
dous success is the Louis XVI, In which
the rim rounds up behind and Is peaked
down in front. Some idea of the shape
can be had from the hat worn by the
left-hand figure. In a group sketched on
this page. An exquisite Louis VXI is
made of loose white straw, faced with
bias folds of rose-colored peau de sole.
At the back Is a cache-peigne of very
full-blown pink roses and a mass of pale
green leaves The whole top of the -rim
is covered with a generous twist of rose
colored mousseline de sole, colled so full
that it completely hides the small crown,
An upright bunch of pink roses is tacked
to the front of the crown, and the roll of
pink, mousseline de sole. Is lightly veiled
with a scarf of cream-colored Renaissance
lace, the pattern of which is deliciously
emphasized by the tint, beneath it.
It Is really quite an expensive hat, but
one that the home milliner need1 not des
pair of having. The facing is not so dlffl
cult as might be Imagined. The peau de
sole Is first cut and stitched Into one
long bias strip, two inches wide. The
first row is then applied by holding the
strip double and tacking It to the Inside
edge of the rim. with the raw edges
turned, of course, towards the middle.
The second fold is applied without cut
ting and Is allowed to lap over and cover
the raw edges of the first; the third laps
in the same way, and so on until the
crown is reached. The last row of raw
edges will be caught In with the lining.
Any good cream or ecru lace may be sub
stituted for the Rena'ssance.
The Louis XVI in the sketch Is of rose
colored straw, with a black straw fac
ing. It Is uniquely trimmed with an Im
mense black satin bow, in six loops,
caught by a small brilliant buckle direct
ly to the center of the crown on top.
Tho black satin oca three rows or red silk
stitching at .the edges, and a bunch. of Ted
roses, mingied wun a quantity 01 vio
lets, 1b placed under the rim at the back.
The costume with which this hat is
worn is In a very neutral tint of gray,
tinged with vfolet. The skirt has a box
plaiting at the bottom, barred, on the out
side of the plaits only, with four 6tltched
bands of velvet. In graduated shades of
violet, the lightest one being at the top.
The cloth bodice is embroidered in open
work, and worn over -a plastron of cream
colored taffeta, finely tucked In groups,
with a tiny embroidery of violet silk onvi
the flat Intervals between the tucks. The
opening over the vest is made somewhat
in lyre form and the edges are bound,
with a band of deep violet velvet. The
sleeves are long and tlght-flttlng and the
narrow girdle is of cream taffeta.
"Flats" to Be Worn.
The 'round shapes of straw known as
"flats," are to be worn again this year,
but in a mode so different that they are
hardly recognizable as the same simple
shapes with which everyone Is familiar.
A profusion of trimming, placed under the
front, raises the flat at a very sharp an
gle. All of the trimming, In fact, is
placed under the rim, so that, from the
front view, none of the straw appears.
An idea of the effect may be had from
The flat In the model is of a peculiar,
crlnkley-straw effect, made of horse hair.
The facing, which is almost hidden. Is
covered with folds of white chiffon. The
bandeau, showing well from the front, but
tapered off behind, is of turquoise-blue
satin velvet Directly In front, the satin
velvet is drawn together and arranged In
a puff ruffle, whipped in under a fleur
de lis of mock Jewels. Then, above all
this, is a great, full rosette of lustrous
black gauze. Two fine black ostrich
plumes, curving back from the front, have
their quills caught in between the velvet
and the gauze. No prettier hat could
be Imagined as a background for a fault
lessly pretty face. From the front, it Is
becoming to a great many, but from the
side 'what a merciless exposer of the
That one cannot have too much of a
good thing Is fairly exemplified In the
violet hat, which will soon be amongst
us again irresistibly welcome as the
modest flower Itself. One that seems
quite worth sketching, for its delicate
originality, is of fancy Parma violet straw,
with ajrfd1iim-slzed' crown, and a round
ed, hollow flm. Rising from the crown at
the left it a large bunch of Parma vio
lets, the stems of which are covered, by
having a long scarf of light violet taffeta
wound about them. The lip taffeta con
tinues to be wound spirally, r. .11 It com
pletely covers the top and sides of the
crown. Another twist of taffeta, in a
deeper shade of violet, Is added Just above
the rolling rim. But the unique part of
the decoration Is in the arrangement of
feathery sprays of malden-halr ferns that
have their stems thrust Into the bunch of
vlolets and their daintily wired tips all i
curving In the same direction. The whole
thing is charming and could be easily
Another violet-colored hat Is In the Louis
XVI form, with a bubbling facing of
pucker-tucked chiffon to match. Around
the crown is a light drapery of satin vel
vet. In dull pastel green, surmounted by
a few folds of mauve. Near the back, at
the rlrht side. Is a mass of peonies In
crinkled silk, repeating all of the tints
used in the rest of the hat. Two more
full-blown peonies are crushed under the
upturned rim, at the back. The leaves
mixed in with the flowers are of pale
green velvet, marbled with yellow.
Ont of the Ordinary.
Distinctly out of the ordinary Is a gray
velvet hat, designed to accompany a
striking promenade costume. The hat Is
made of the same material as the gown;
that Is, of that light-weight velvet that
has been manufactured for spring wear,
and that has all of the beauty of velvet,
without its uncomfortable weight or
warmth. The suit Is pictured to the left
In the group.
Tho sheath-like tunic is cut in a point
In front and Tounded off behind, over a
deep circular ruffle, that is covered with
wide bias folds of velvet. The ruffle is at
tached, under tho tunic, to a silk drop
skirt and is gracefully lengthened into a
sweeping deml-traln. A band of white
cloth encircles the tunic, to which it is
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dips In frdrit, In harmony with the outline
of the tunic The band Is crossed In front
and ornamented with a large button. The
queer little cut-away of gray velvet shows
beneath It a tight-fitting long vest of
white cloth, finished with a high collar
at the top and cut In a sharp point at the
lower edge. At the bust the coat Is
crossed over the vest In two rounded tabs,
fastened with a single button. Two tri
angular reveres of chinchilla are turned
back above this fastening. The stripes
marked on the white vest and band In the
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picture Indicate rows of heavyt Bray silk
The hat, worn well down over the eyes,
is a bolero-shape. The doubled-up rim is
covered with gray velvet and the crown
is filled in with softly-folded white cloth.
A twist of the cloth, coming down over
the rim at the left side, holds in placo i
pair of crisp black Mercury wings. The
costume might well be characterized by
the adjective "stunning," In the general
acceptance of the word. In spite of its
apparent simplicity. It is truly far too
complicated in cut to be thought of, ex
cepting by the very most experienced and
capable of modistes.
The center figure In the same sketch
shows the latest development in the pale
tot fitd. It is in English gray cloth,
plaited In large squares and run through
with a tiny thread of scarlet. The
straight, ample front Is double-breasted
and decked with-two rows of large but
tons. The sleeves are extremely novel In
cut, the outer part of the sleeve begin
ning at the neck. Instead of at the arm-
Lhole. and forming a band In the placo
of the usual shoulder seam. They are
made long and tlght-flttlng and are fin
ished at the bottom, with wide, turned
back cuffs. The high, straight collar, fit
ting smoothly to the neck,, is surmounted
by another collar, made to flare out
abruptly from Its upper edge. A straight
pocket is silt into either side of the coat,
near the front.
Black Velvet Skirt.
The dress skirt Is of black velvet,
stitched around the bottom with several
rows of gray silk thread. The dainty hat
accompanying the costume gives to it a
lively touch of color, without which It
would be almost too somber for spring
time . The framework Is in simulated
straw, made up of crinkled strips of gray
satin and chenille. The rim is rolled
double, and the crown Is one of those
wide, almost protruding, affairs that are,
at present, so popular. A wreath ot dash
ing, red-silk roses borders the crown, near
Its upper edge. The crown, by the way.
Is wider at the top than at the base. The
back of the hat Is almost covered by
a spreading double bow of wide black
velvet, centered in a pearl slide, and rest
ing, half against the upturned brim and
half against the hair.
The complaint has often been made that
the hats usually the most fashionable are,
as a rule, those that are not calculated
to make one look younger, and that the
selection of youthful-looking hats fre
quently means the sacrifice of vogue. This
year, on the contrary, much of the head
gear that Is the most chic is positively
More hats are being made "In costume,"
as It were, than have been worn hitherto.
The trimming, or even the material of the
gown, is repeated in the millinery, with
the happiest effect. In such cases, fussy
arrangements are barred, simple handling
being considered by far the more elegant
ANITA DE CAMPI.
NEW YORK GOWNS THE BEST.
Actresses and Society Women
Lonprer Depend Upon Paris.
In one the plays new this week, says the
New York Sun, of recent date, the gowns
of the. women are made an especial feature
of the production, and It Is proudly main
tained that they were all made In New
York. Most of them were designed by one
woman, who exhibited great taste and
skill In this work.
It rray be interesting as a matter of rec
ord that all the gowns in this production
were made In New York. That condition
of affairs Is not nearly so novel as It might
seem. The number of gowns really enti
tled to be described by the phrase "made
in France" that have reached the New
York stage Is very small. Indeed. One
Vrnnch Rctre5 nnnenrlnc here now Is sun-
posed to reveal the very last word In Par
isian modlshness, while, as a matter of
fact, her gowns are made In New York.
It has always been a tradition that what
ever the qualities of their dresses might
be, actresses must say that they came
Some years ago a famous American -
ress, now dead, gave an elaborate produc
tion of a Sardou play of which her cos
tumes were one of the principal features,
and the names of half a dozen well-known
dressmakers were scattered over the pro
gramme, from one end to the other, al
though It was. In reality, a Fifth-avenue
tailor who made all the dresses. He re
ceived enough money for them to satisfy
his pride at the loss of fame that might
have come to him.
Most of the French dresses that get on
the stage today come from large depart
ment stores, and are usually bought ny
actresses after tho other shoppers have
passed them by and they have reached
that stage commercially known as
"marked down." They can usually be
adapted to suit the wearers well enough.
It has become more and more a convic
tion every year with the women of the
stage here that American-made dresess aro
' better for American use. Paris cowns m
Paris are more beautiful than any others
tho world, but they aro not so well suited
to wear here. Women in society In private
life who dress well came to this conclusion
some years ago. Women of the stage
stand far behind the well-dressed women
of private life in this country. Stage dress-
i ui in ci;vcrui individual pariicn ara ttas
very much Improved of late years, but the
I rank and file of actresses can never equal
j the dressing of wealthy women In society,
On the fashionable first night It Is fair
to say that nine out of every ten women
In the orchestra seats are a good deal bet
ter dressed than the actresses. They usu
ally have better taste; they are better able
to detect readily what Is smart and new,
and they are accustomed, moreover, to
dressing at all times well, and do not con
fine their toilets to two hours of the even
ing. When American women Of tho world
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decided that home-made gowns were bet
ter than those brought from Europe for
their purposes, It was not long before the
women of the stage came to the same
conclusion, although some of them still
have the Idea, that It Is necessary to an
nounce the Parisian origin of all they
Unnecessary to Be Arrayed In Latest
Style to Look Smart.
Of course, says a writer in McCall's
Magazine, people with plenty of money
can nearly always present a fashionable
appearance. I say "nearly always" be
cause, unfortunately, women of wealth
are not invariably bjessed with good
taste, and, lacking this latter commodity,
no one ever looked really stylish. But
the possessor of a slender purse need not
despair, for a "smart" appearance docs
not always consist, as men will persist In
ininmng, in Duying great numoers ot tne i
costliest clothes and wearing them but a J
few times each. No, there are really eco
nomical dressers who always contrive to
present a fashionable and smart appear
ance. Undoubtedly there do exist some
women who could never look stylish not
in the creations of Parisian milliners and
the triumphs of Fifth-avenue dressmakers
but they seldom trouble themselves
about their deficiency, and are generally
of the opinion that "sensible persons never
trouble to follow the fashions.'
Now there ore fashlonsand fashions. To
look fashionable doesnot mean to be ar
rayed In the latest style. If it happens to
be unbecoming to the Individual figure or
face; the style latest but one Is equally
entitled to tho designation. Then the
ugliest mode cap be softened down so as
to be elegant and pretty. Remember the
atrocity unblushlngly spoken of as the
bustle: sometimes only the dress-Improver.
"What hideous extremes of that were wit
nessed, yet a slight padding below the
back of the waist Is an obvious Improve
ment to most figures. Those who wish to
dress at once becomingly and fashionably
must not be afraid to contradict their mil
liners and modistes, and will have to rely
upon their own tasto In the matter ot
either exaggerating or merely hinting at
the style of the moment.
LEGHORN IN REQUEST.
Will Probably Be Lnrjrely Used for
Leghorns promises to be In much reuqest
for summer hats, although as yet hardly
any orders have been taken for straw
shapes of this sort, says tho Millinery
Trade Review. Milliners are pretty well
agreed on the subject, but they bide their
time, Intending to bring It in as ono of
the novelties for the latter end of May
or June. This being the position of af
fairs, it would be somewhat, premature
to hazard an opinion as to tho manner
in which they will be trimmed. Never
theless. It Is probable that wide ribbons,
with flowers or ostrich plumes, will have
the preference; and also that whatever
bo tho decoration chosen, a good deal of
It will be deemed necessary, as the crowns
are rather high, and as the brim being In
all destined to be lifted at the side,
some of it will have to bo placed under
neath. For the present, however, these are not
tho straws that occupy the attention of
the milliners, and they hardly enter at
all Into tho preparations they are now
making for the spring season. With a
view to this, they are principally provid
ing themselves with fancy braids for the
construction of their own shapes, rough
braids of Yeddo or palllasson being Infi
nitely preferred to finer sorts.
The more models appear the more pat
ent It becomes that all really dressy hats
must more or less be fashioned by the
hands of tho milliner. Competition Is so
great here now, and thero are so many
millinery establishments that 'really tha
only way for them to signalize themselves
Is to create their models entirely. This
may account to an extent for tho ab
sence of Leghorn hats from among the
models provided for the American buyers
and for the very small number of rice
straws which" are also Included among the
fashionable sorts for the midsummer sea
son. For the same reason, crinoline shapes
are mostly required of the boule form;
that Is to say, only partially blocked; the
great, additional widths given to the
brim to be draped according to Individ
NEW TABLE FASHIONS.
White Prevailing Color Ton
injr Done at Sideboard.
One among the new touches that have
been lately observed at well-served din
ners is that .various condiments are no
longer separately passed with raw oys
ters. Instead, In the middle of the plate
on which they are handed Is seen a
lemon. It is open at the top and Its con
tents have been entirely removed. It has
then been filled with a sauce made of
tomato catsup, horseradish and similar
things to those used In an oyster cock
tall. Before eating them, each oyster Is
taken up on a fork and dipped In the
sauce within the lemon. It renders- them
very appetizing, and the service is much
more agreeable than the old way. One
trip around the table Is also saved, and
this is a matter of some consideration.
The carving now, even at small home
dinners. Is generally done at a side table
by the maid or butler. The dish should,
however, first be presented to the hostess,
that she. and In fact all at the table, may
see that It Is In perfect condition. By a
slight movement of the head the hostess
then Indicates to the butler that It Is to
be carved. This custom seems to be an
American one. and It would In this coun
try be considered bad form to have It
In England, where also the
"FLATS" TO BE WORN.
carving is done at the sideboard. It is not
There has been also a revival of the
fashion of dressing salads on the table.
A medium-sized tray, holding the cruets
and condiments, is placed before the host
ess, and then the salad bowl at her left
side. The dainty Dresden sets, with the
tray, bottles and other pieces to match,
are the prettiest things to use, and the
salad bowls most decorative, when ot
silver or Sheffield plate. In fact, an Im
mense amount of Sheffield plate Is seen In
the dining-room. There seems to be a
rage for It.
The Idea of having set places at the
home table appears to be vanishing, and
with the exception of the hostess, mem
bers of the family stroll in and sit Just
about wherever they please. Often the
heads of the house only sit opposite each
other on occasions of large dinners.
White Is at present the ultra fashionable
color for table decorations. It Is seen In
i the flowers, the lamp shades and In al
most p,'aceg where brlght coloM f0J
merly reigned. At a recent fashionable
New York dinner, the plates and every
piece of china that were used had been
especially made In England, and they
were of a fine, pure white ware, with a
high luster. The only bit of color about
them was the arms of the family, done In
green. The table was profusely decorated
with white roses and malden-halr fern,
and quite a sensation was created by Its
pure, refreshing aspect. The only sweets
that were seen upon It were deep green.
and they contained a creme de mentho
cordial. In shape they were oval end not
very large. They are extremely pleasing
to the taste, but much caution Is neces
sary when biting into them, for unless
J handled Judiciously the fluid escapes and
Is apt to fall and soil the gown.
MITTENS TO BE "WORN.
Latest Edict of Dnme Fnsnlon. on
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length with the' long, tight-fitting sleeve. J fu secrets Into his wee brown ears-thrll-and
the 12-button length with the waists I n6" secrets In a voice strangely soft and
with 1how -iMVPs. ThesA last will nrob-
ably be much In favor, and certainly re
quire a glove that protects the uncovered
portion of the arm. White gloves will be
worn more than ever, both In kid and
doeskin. These last are double stitched
and have three very large mother-of-parl
buttons; they come only in white and
chamois color. The kid gloves will be
almost entirely In light shades of buff,
gray and tan and In white. A soft pale
pink will also be very fashionable. There
are gloves also In the soft shades, de
signed to be worn with gowns ot the
Mittens, according to one fashion writer,
will bo much worn during the coming
summer. The masses of rings now seen
on the hands of even the most tastefully
dressed women render the kid glova a
difficult problem, and the mitten a delight
ful compromise They are made In white
and colors, seldom, In black, thus getting
away from the old style so firmly fixed In
our minds. They come In all lengths and
have a tie and bow of ribbon at the wrist,
and some aro handsomely embroidered.
Some have Incrustations of lace, and oth
ers are entirely of Chantllly or the like.
Addlnpr Insult to Injury.
"Wadlelgh seems to be taking all hjs
meals at the club lately. I wonder why?"
"He's afraid to go home."
"The dickens! What's happened?"
"It's all on account of his wife's poodle
dog. He was telling me about it yesterday.
It seems that somebody stole the animal a
few days ago, and when he got home that
night she was almost beside herself with
grief. 'You must advertise, she said to
him, and he promised tliat he would do
it. So the next, morning the following ap
peared in all the papers:
" 'If the party who stole my wife's
poodle dog will kindly return the collar and
keep the dog, no questions will be asked.'
"He hasn't dared to meet her since, but
he expects to put on a brave front and try
in a day or two," Chicago Times-Herald.
" DESIGN IN VIOLETS. -
When breakfast things are cleared away
The same old problem's rising,
For she again sits down to think
Of something appetising.
The dinner she must soon prepare.
Or give the cook directions.
And great Is the relief she feels
When she has made selections.
When dinner things are cleared away
The problem that Is upper I
Is Jutt the same with one word changed
"What can I get for eupperT"
She wants to give them something new.
And long its meditation.
Till choice la made, and then begins
The work of preparation.
When supper things are cleared away
Again her mind Is worried.
For then she thinks of breakfast time.
When meals are often hurried.
She ponders o'er It long until
The question Is decided.
Then bustles 'round till she makes sure
That everything's provided.
That "woman's work Is never done"
Has often been dispute 1,
But that she's worried Is a fact.
And cannot be refuted. ..
The worry over what to eat v
Is greatest of these questions.
And glad she'd be If some one else
Would make the meal suggestions.
LOVE FOR THE MAN CHILD
Adoration of Their Mnle Offspring
Lending: Characteristic of Fill- -plno
"She Is like no one else In the world
this Filipino woman," writes a corre
spondent 'of the St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
"From the white man's standpoint
she Is least like a woman of any feminine
creature. She will work for you, sell you
things and treat you politely, but beyond
that the attitude of her life, as it Is pre
sented to you, Is as Inscrutable as a
bolted door. You can get well enough ac
quainted with her husband to detest him
cordially, but the nature of the woman
is as hard to fathom as a sheet of Chi
"It Is never a common sight to see a
mother, who believes she is alone, playing
with her baby. A young native woman
was making love to her first man child.
The two were In the shack next to mine,
but the windows were together. She
had the little fellow In a corner and was
kneeling before him In a perfect ecstasy
of motherhood. The baby could not have
been more than several months old, and
the mother was perhaps 16. She would
bend her body far back, with hands out
stretched; and then gradually sway closer,
closer, while the baby, very noisy, and
happy In his diminutive way. shrank back
Into the corner and showed his bare red
gums. And when the mother swayed at
last very near, she would snatch her na
ked bundle of brown babyhood and toss
him into the air. And there would be
great crowings and strangled laughter
from the Infant, and low murmurlngs of
passionate worship from the woman.
Then she placed her face close to the
! head of her son and whispered wonder-
tenner, sucn as you woum not mm, cuum
come from this smlleless creature of the
"I watched, and the greatness of the
mother heart was laid bare before me,
and now better Impressions camq where
falso ones had been and I remembered
sho was a woman. Rapt and ardently In
terested. I watched, leaning wltlessly out
of the window. The woman saw me. The
sullen. Implacable stare came back. She
snatched up the child and disappeared.
"She bathes In the river, unconscious
of tho passing white man, but he must
not see the woman's love for her first
born." WELL-MERITED REBUKE.
Chicago Newspaper Woman "Calls
Dorm" n Poet-Cook.
A South Side Chicago woman who writes
poetry also runs a fancy cooking estab
lishment. Both occupations are managed
with fine Impartiality, and the right hand
never knows what the left hand does. The
cooking establishment 13 never even re
motely referred to by the lady's friends
and calling acquaintances. One uncon
ventional caller, says the Chicago Inter
Ocean, did get as far once as saying:
"Oh, Mrs. B., please send mo 53 worth
of your chocol "
"My secretary, If you please," Interject
ed the poet-cook hastily and haughtily,
and tho two women have not been on
speaking terms since.
A newspaper writer who knew nothing
of theso esthetic dlstincHbns, wrote an ar
ticle on "Fancy Cookery." and mentioned
Mrs. B. as a talented exponent of the
womanly art. A few days afterward the
poet-cook and the newspaper woman met
In a tea-room down town.
"It seems to me I have seen your face
before," said tho poet-cook.
The newspaper writer has a poor mem
ory for names, and had to confess herself
at a loss.
"Oh, now I rememberj" said the post-
cook, reddening, "you are tho person who
wroto that horrid article In which you
called me a cook. Me a cook!" and she
groaned. "Yes, I know, I told you about
it, but I never thought you would use
names. I thought when I first saw you
that there was something peculiarly dis
agreeable In my recollections."
"I am very sorry you look at it that
way," said the writer, and they talked It
out over the teacups.
"Well, I suppose that you'll always think
of me as an unpleasant, fault-finding crea
ture," said the poet-cook, as they parted.
"Oh, no," rejoined the newspaper writ
er, "merely as a woman of rather narrow
outlook. You know when I do any work
I'm. not ashamed of It. and when I'm
ashamed of it, I don't do It. That's all,
thank you." .
LOVE VS. LOGIC.
An Old Fable In a Modern Guise.
A dispute In Jove's empire one day there began
Twlit Minerva and Cupid the subject was
The wise goddess averred, and defied contradic
tion, That mortals loved truth and despised silly
"Do you think." quoth her goddesship, sneer
ing at Cupid,
"That there Urea on yon planet a being eo
As to turn from my precepts profound and re
fined, To be schooled by an Infant, and that Infant
No; should we together descend from the
And dwell on yon cold orb for one of Its years.
For each single proselyte boasted by you,
I'd make a big bet that, at least. I'd have two."
"You would?" exclaimed Cupid. "Your chal
lenge I take.
Pray, madam, oblige mo by naming the stake."
"The stake? What I net by my first publlo
Against" "Let's say, madame, a doxe.-v of
"Done." "Lady, your hand, 'tis a wager."
"What, hot" shouted Cupid. "What, hoi Gan
ymede; A dozen of nectar, and let it be nice
Tell Bacchus to choose it. Til pay him his
This day twelvemonth, as time goes on yoa
But on ice for this lady and me to absorb."
Thcy both sought the earth, and agreed all
Should be lawful for both while securing their
Then they parted, arranging, their pilgrimage
To meet and report and find out which, had
Not long after this, in the leading dlurnals
(Five morning and one or two afternoon Jour
nals), Of a city renowned of a certain great cation,
Appvared In big letters the word "Education"
Aboie an elaborate and learned prospectus.
Full of Jaw-breaking words, and signed "Doctor
Setting forth that the party subscribing was
To teach. In six months, every language cf
And with all sorts of learning cram, man's
From nine parts of speech to abstruse mathe
matics. Next day the professor, determined to dasht.on,
Took a house on an avenue sacred to fashion.
And announced, through a neat-looking -circular's
His "establishment." which to both sexes, all
"Was adapted, and son. father, mother or daugh
ter. Could be taught "Terms, five hundred dollars
Deserted at once were the old-fashioned schools;
The pretty, the homely, the bright ones, the
All flocked to tho Doctor "a general move
ment," And wondrous. Indeed, was the rapid lmprove-
One morn to the school came a prim Quaker
And presented a letter signed "Jfathaa and
Purporting the bearer their offspring to be,
"Obedlah" his name, and concluding. "To thee
"We commend him, dear friend, and presume
thee 11 be kind
To the poor Httlefellow thou'lt see he Is blind."
Quite pleased was the Doctor: "So gnwe, so
That child will astonish the world, I am sure.
"What an air of deep thought, what methodlo
He'll make, without doubt, a great methemo-
Then he spoke to the school of the Quaker
And "hoped all the studenta would treat hlxn
But, lot In that echool. ere a month passed
In every class there was Old Nick to pay;
The pupils all useful attainments eschewing
By common conent took to billing and cooing l
"When In Euclid examined, they talked of ths
And their sole calisthenics were loving em
braces: "While the voice of reproval was answered with
Or drowned In a general chorus of kisses.
It soon plainly appeared though but little he
That the plain Quaker boy of this row was
If he smiled, straight the schoolroom was ring
ing with laughter:
If he stepped o'er the threshold, the school
The Doctor perceived all his teaching was
Unices this strange frenzy was promptly
So one day, our friend Obed from dinner de
taining, He addressed him with: "Rascal, Til give yoa
If you do not disclose by what art by what
You have made for a month my house worse
than hell, sir."
Then answered the rogue, with a counteaanco
A slight curl of the Up and a roll of tho eye:
"Why, Doctor. I thought you a keen observer
Tm Cupid!" "Confound It. and I am Minerva."
Let sapient instructors who fancy that man
Cin be made truly wise on the "high-pressure"
Learn that system Is based on the wildest
"Which attempts to make men what they never
Giant Intellect strides to his glorious task.
Does the Samson need no recreation, I ask?
He does, and with Joyar.ee to brighten hla
Toung Love, the gay urchin, sits perched on his
back. i.ue vernoa.
Tne ainrrlngre Name.
The practice of the wife assuming the
husband's name at marriage Is a Roman
custom and originated soon after the
Roman occupation. Julia married to
Pompey became "Julia of Pompey." In
later times married women signed their
names in the same manner, but omitted
the "of." In the alxteenth and seven
teenth centuries, we find Catherine Par
reo so signing herself after she had been
twice man led. In Iceland the opposite
has always been the custom. There, after
marriage, the husband assumes the wlfe'a
All That's Necessary. -
A woman's smile will oft beguile
The sterner sex, austere.
But should that prove a faulty move,
Just let her shed a tear.
Ohio Stato Journal.