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THE SUNDAY OREGONIAN. PORTLAND, OCTOBER 14, 1900.
To Another Girl.
2fce Second time that Jack proposed
Twas Tcaliy a surprise.
Though still I gossips so supposed
Found favor in his eyes.
His first avowal, -months before,
I'd treated with disdain.
And laughed at him the while he swore
He'd surely try again.
Tho second time that Jack proposed
I never said a word.
Though to assent I'd grown disposed
I simply oerheard
33y accld?nt his earnest plea
"While in the walU's whirl;
The second time 'twas not to me.
Hut to another girl!
Roy Farrell Greene, in the Smart Set.
EMPIRE STYLES IN VOGUE
Aigrlon, Napoleonic nnd Josephine
SIocIcI-j Talie Full Possession
BIouhcs and Sleeves.
NSW YORK, Oct. 8 "Vive l'Emplre!"
is the war cry of the season, and verily
the- Empire styles have come In -with
such a rush and so fully taken possess on
of the shop windows and show cases" that
other styles seem to be moving: to the
vanishing- point in the background.
A hot conflict has waged between styles
of the auaint and bouffant ideas of the
Louis Quatorze period and the straight,
majestic lines of the Empire. JuEt now
It looks as if the Empire were enjoy'ng
the victory, for a splendid assemblage of
Aiglon, Napoleanlc and Josephine gar
ments is marshaled forth.
Particularly in wraps, cloaks, capes and
oats are these styles dominant and their
aspect is too charmingly artistic and de
lightful to be resitted even by women
Whose stature is far-from that of Tenny
son's "'Daughter of the Gods."
Indeed, the straight, long cloak is strict
ly the -conect thing for the season, and
will be generally adopted, even where
other Empire effects fail to win. Hats,
of course, must correspond with wraps
and cloaks, and upflarlng brims which
boldly reveal the brow and are decorated
with gay cockades are everywhere on
Of course, the short Jacket dies hard,
for especially in the Fall and Spring are
they a necessity. In this line the blouse,
the box coat and the trig military jacket
hod high rank in Fashion's court. Some
of the new blouse jackets are so attrac
tive as to rank with the Empire models.
Before plunging into chat and descrip
tions of the alluring Empire coats, I
must pause to make my bow to these win.
Tilng little wraps. They appear in vel
vets, corduroys, furs and cloths, and will
perhaps outlive the more extreme styles
of their longer contemporaries. Many of
them have the same sleeve which the
Empire coats so proudly bear, and there
are other efforts at combining features of
these widely different styles in one gar
ment, as in the collar buttons and trim
ming. Splendid Simplicity.
A blouse in a Fifth-Avenue window was
truly rojal in its splendid simplicity. It
was of black velvet, somewhat long of
nap, and lustrous and beautiful in qual
ity Its only ornamentation was a band
of gold embroidery, which was used to
form the collar and girdle, and also to
outline the reveres, which were arranged
to open in front and disclose their glit
tering embroidery, or to fold modestly,
one within the other, and allow the jacket
to fasten quite snugly to the throat. The
sleei'es were novel and especially smart.
The velvet slceeves ended below the elbow
with a slight flare, and the under sleeves
which supplemented those of velvet were
of tucked black silk. Instead of following
the usual custom of these under sleeves
and forming a little puff or blouse at
the wrist, ending in a tight band, this
aleeve was cut to form a second bell at
the wrist, which was bordered with a
band, gold embroidered.
The Aiglon cloaks and capes, however,
are the favorites, and nothing could be
lovelier than the various guises in which
they appear. Large cape-collars, flutter
ing with numerous overlapping folds, fall
over the shoulder to give the essential
breadth at the ton. whfeh these sevorely
straight and .long garments demand.
Thpn, too, the neck is smartly decked
with collars which stand aloft and turn,
back in picturesque square sorners.
captivating Aiglon model displayed at
one of our largest and most progressive
department stores is of a charming shade
of pale French gray broadcloth and is a
long cape built in three stories and sweep
ing en traine in the back. It is a model
intended for demirtollet, and might well
do service at a ball or the opera, though
by no means so dressy as to look out
of place at afternoon teas, receptions,
calling or the theater.
The long under-cape, which forms the
foundation, is of circular cut, and fits
somewhat snugly to the figure, flaring
like a bell-shaped skirt at the bottom,
where it forms a train. A second cape,
reaching within a foot and a half of
the floor, falls over the first one. and
follows the line of the train in a graceful
point In the back. The third falls from
the shoulder, where it emerges from a
deep yoke, nearly to the knee, and also
droops to a long and graceful point in
This sequence of overlapping capes is
unmarked by stitching or trimming of
any sort, and is simply cut at the edges,
the firm, close weave of the heavy cloth
allowing this treatment, without loss of
elegance or finish and t 1th a decided gain
of artistic ensemble, as the line of de
markation between the three tiers is so
softened as to maintain uniform euect.
The yoke, which extends well over the
Ehouldtes and to which a tall Empire col-
lar is Joined, is of ceil blue broadcloth
covered with narrow lines of alternate
gold and black braid, giving a rich rococo
effect upon the blue ground. The largs,
high collar, with its dashing folding tack
flap, is also of blue braided with gold
and black. Gold braid, as.indeed a touch
of gold everywhere, appears upon all of
the new model wraps.
Other Aiglon Empire wraps follow the
cloak lines and are shaped to the figure
in straight lines'; these bear the flowing
sleeve, with its under sleeve and wrist
band, the numerous names of which lead
to great confusion. It is called, with lax
indifference. "The Roxane." "The Aiglon,""
"The Plngat" and "Tho Paquln," .but its
names are perhaps less numerous than
its varied forms.
It may be apropos to digress here from
the subject of wraps and Empire styles
and say a few practical words about the
all-popular slseve which dominates al
most all of the new fashion ideas. It
has been working its way to the front
during the Spring and Summer, and now
appears to have superseded all other
Plain Sleeves Obsolete.
The plain sleeve is altogether obsolete,
and stampB the most fetching waist (the
everyday blouse and shirt waist excepted,
be it understood) as being left by the
tide of a past fashion,. Some puffing or
fullness below the elbow is requsite to
a smart and up-to-date appearance. Now
it is quite a simple affair to transform
this oldtime sleeve into the modern one,
with a little work and ingenuity and
even less new material.
All of these many-named sleeves have
a puffing at the bottom, some coming
from a cuff placed above the elbow, some
from beneath a widely flowing upper
sleeve, and some simply emerging from
a band of trimming, such as velvet straps
or passementerie bands of embroidery or
To give the old plain sleeve this mod
ern toudh. material must be cut away at
the wrist to "a depth of 24 inches around
the inner seam and curved up (see dia
gram No. 2) to the depth of four Inches
at the outer part of the sleeve, carefully
leaving the original lining untouched (ee
shaded portion of No. 2), for upon thi3
foundation the trimming should be ar
ranged. This trimming may be a tit of
fancy silk, velvet, lace or lawn, accord
ing to what is at hand and what com
bines most artistically with the material
of the waist.
Tho strip should be 13 inches in length
five Inches In, height, at the center, and
3 inches in height at the ends, where
it is Joined to form the puff. The band
which encircles the wrist shculd be eight
Inches long and 1& inches wide. The puff
must bo gathered top and bottom, the up
per part attached to the sleeves and the
lower to the wrlsband. The sleeve can
be finished with embroidery the highly
favored gold braid or a passementerie.
The band at the wriBt may be fitted in
the same way or a stitched band of the
material of the waist may be used.
FOR. HEALTH AND BEAUTY.
Practical Hints and Simple Recipes
Easily Availed Of.
There are many ways of adding to and
preserving woman's physical attractions
that bring no evil in their train, and
most of which are very simple and easily
availed of. At the same time, those rem
edies which can be used for the Improve
ment of the personal appearance are, of
tentimes, direct aids to health. The use
of water to clear the complexion, for ex
ample, has Important thereapuetlc re
sults, and Its value for both purposes is
not always recognized by women.
Use of Water.
First, drink plenty of water. It will
clear the skin of the dull, dingy yellow
appearance so objectionable, and so fre
quently observed. Second, nse it as a
cleansing agent for the body, stimulating
the skin in its functions by frequent and
constant bathing. Third, learn the bene
fits of hot applications and cold-water
compresses. Hot water and cold water
will often have the same effect upon In
flammation. If you have an inflamed lin
ger and plunge It into hot water for a
moment, you will only irritate it. It
PERFECT WINTER WRAP,
This magnificent coat of black broadtail has a sable yoke piece that descends well ovor
tho shoulders and -revers, high collar and a lining throughout of the finest ermine.
you will keep it in hot water for half' an
hour or longer the soreness will wnoiiy
When using hot water for facial erup
tions, the bathing must be kept up lor
:ome time, otherwise the effects will be
unsatisfactory. For purposes of ordinary
cleanliness do not use hot water on the
face, although, as a medicine for n In
flamed skin it is highly recommended.
Instead of washing the face with water
after a long walk or ride, bathe it wltn
lalt vlrginale, which is delightfully re-
freshing, easily made and harmless. Take
one pint of rose, -orange or elder flower
water, half an ounce of simple tincture of
benzoin. 30 drops of tincture of myrrh" 10
drops of glycerin. Put the rpsewatcr in a
bowl, and, drop by drop, the tincture ot
benzoin, stirring all the time. As glycerin
does not suit all skins, It may be omitted,
if not liked.
For Sunburn, Frcelcles, Etc.
The following recipe, called "cucumber
milk," Is recommended as a remedy for
sunburn, tan, freckles and yellow skin:
Oil of sweet almonds, two ounces; fresh
cucumber juice, eight ounces; powdered
white castlle soap,' one-fourth ounce; es
sence of cucumbers, three ounces; tlsc-
! ture of benzoin, 15 drops. Wash and
slice, but do not peel, three good-sl:eci
green cucumbers. Place in a porcelain
Newest Things in Sleaves.
Tho first slecvo boasts an tippor sleevo of accordion-kilted
chiffon or mousseline do sole,
ending above the elbow with a draped frill of
lace to display the plain under-sleeve.
The second, a 6hlrt sleeve, is thickly gath
ered to below tho elbow, where tho fullness is
fixed into tucks abovo the deep, plain band.
kettle, with barely enough water to keep
from scorching. Boll until soft and pulpy;
cool, strain through muslin, measure one
and one-half ounces of the juice anp
combine with an equal amount of alu
hol. This is the cucumber essence.
Let stand over night, dissolve soap in It;
add juice (eight ounces), then oil of sweet
almonds, in a thread-like stream, and,
finally, tincture of benzoin, drop by drop.
Shake well, keep in a cool place, and
apply with soft sponge night and morn
ing. For Brovra Neelc.
When the throat and neck have becomo
brown, "they can be whitened by using
every night and morning this paste: One
ounce of honey, one teaspoonful of lemon
Juice, six drops of -oil of bitter almonds,
the whites of two eggs and enough oat
meal to form a paste. Spread this on a
rag and wrap around the throat.
A good lotion for freckles is made from
one dram of sugar, one dram of borax,
one dram of alum, one ounce of sweet
cream, eight ounces of milk, and one
ounce of eau de cologne. Boll all togeth
er, put in a bottle and apply daily wltn
The following shampoo is recommended
as a remedy for dandruff: Yolk of. one
egg, one pint of hot rainwater, one ounce
of spirit of rosemary; beat the mixture
up thoroughly and use it warm, rubbing
it well into the skin of the head. Klnse
thoroughly in several waters. This wash
is good for dandruff where the ordinary
A good egg shampoo is this: Take the
yolks of 'two eggs or three, If you can
afford it and beat to a froth, first strain
ing carefully. You can use the white, too,
it you wish, but It Is better to beat them
separately. Add a pinch of borax and a
little tepid water and rub all through the
hair and ' Into the scalp. Into the first
j ' I II 111 m
two rinsing waters,drop a pinch of borax:
then follow with a rinsing with a bath
spray. If you do not care for he egtf
shampoo, you can try this:
Take a small bar 'of white, Imported
castile soap and dissolve In a quart of
water, boiling down to one pint. When
cool, add one pint of bay rum, one table
spoonful of borax and 30 grains of bl
sulphate of quinine. "Use a tablespoon'
ful or two. Keep in a glass Jar.
This antiseptic complexion powder has
been tried with success: Two ounces .or
zinc oxide, seven ounces of rice powder,
two ounces of finely-powdered prepared
chalk, one ounce of talcum powder," an
ounce of powdered orris roo, three drops
of oil of rose. Tint with a suggestlan of
carmine. Each Ingredient must be sifted
repeatedly and fluffed through bolting
cloth. After being combined together all
should be ' sifted well. Throw out alJ
Care of Teeth.
This will' remove tartar from the teetn:
One part of pumice stone to 10 parts or
precipitated chalk, used, say, twice a
week. A. daily application of precipitated
chalk, three parts, and orris root, one
part, will keep the teeth white. B.
Costly Luxuries Encouraged by the
Wheat ears irt black, in gold and in sil
ver are sparkling features of the season's
elaborate dress trimmings. They may or
may not be symbolic of prosperity and
good harvests. To the dressmakers they
certainly represent many shining shekels,
for they co3t cruelly, and it Is a notorious
fact that the trimmings aro the "Items"
on which great dressmakers' fortunes are
Profits of $20 a yard -on lace, for in
stance, mount up in the end, and the first
thing she knows, says tho New York
Commercial Advertiser, Mmo. O'Flaherty
wakes sorao day to find herself a billion
aire, while half of her customers are on
the verge of bankruptcy and the other
half are( being sued by the same O'Flah
erty. Yet, in spite of "bad bills" and peo
ple with "nothing back of them,; (that's
the O'Flaherty's favorite term for women
who love frills, but whose husbands are
not in Bradstreet's), the big dressmakers
make fortunes, until, as one of them re
marked with engaging candor:
''One wo.uld think that everyone in New
York had to dress expensively, even If
she had to give up eating to do it." Which
shows how fow illusions ihe dressmakers
have about their customers. Nothing less
than a trllllonairefle; can impress the pros
perous maker of gowns.
Apropos of Wheat-Ears.
. And all this apropos of wheat ears which
sparkled on a tea gown of white chiffon,
laid hvflno, crosswise pleats. There waa
a graceful bolero of black chantilly over
the whlto bodice, and it had stole ends
In front, which floated downward in two
tapering points to the bottom of the skirt.
The girdle of black velvet had a buckle
of exquisite workmanship in gold and lap
is lazuli, and the full sleeves of whlto
pleated chiffon were wound round with
bands of black velvet ribbon, on which
the wheat-ears shone goldenly.
Another tea gown had a delightful
"court dresB" effeot of brocaded tafTntas
a white ground with prim little rosen
and leaves of brightest rose-plpk and
emerald-green. The bodice at least the
back and sides of it were of this stuff,
as was the flowing skirt, open in front
and gathered on to the bodice at the back.
Narrow, blacks Velvet ribbon, and at in
(tervals prim little bows of black velvet,
bordered the brocaded skirt. The under
petticoat of this Peg Wofllngton gown waa
of creamy mousseline, the front of the
bodice the same. The mousseline was accordion-pleated,
full and soft. Motifs
loses and leaves or cobwebby black lace
were placed at infrequent intervals and
gave a charming old-tlm effect to a
most delightful house gown.
French1 Tea Gown.
A Frenoh tea gown, or robe, d'lnterieur,
of black lace over mauve chiffon is In
prlncgss fashion. The open fronts show
a decollete mauve chiffon bodice, with a
soft drapery of the same stuff borderjng
the decolletage and a draped celnture of
ohiffon. The lace princess' is fitted into
tho waist at the back, but falls straight
in front. Tho lace sleeves are close-fitting
and elbow length, and from the elbow to
wrist are loose under-sleoves of mauve
A knot of black velvet is placed at the
left side of the bust, the ends falling to
the knee, where they are tied again in
a velvet bow, the ends falling to the edge
of the skirt. On the other side of the
skirt, just below the waist, is a chou with
two loops and two long ends, which dan
gle to the skirt hem.
Useful Accessories to Gastronomic
Now that the chafing-dish has become
a recognized necessity in so many house
holds it has been discovered that its use
fulness is materially increased when, the
proper utensils are at hand. Having tho
right things to work with saves tho
chafing-dish cook's temper and aids in
producing satisfactory results.
The most important of the utensils are
the fork, spoon and skimmer, each with
a long ebony handle, and then comes the
toaster, as toast is the accompaniment
of so many of the dishes prepared in tho
chafing-dish. A toast rack is a conven
ience at times, but not an essential part
of the equipment.
The egg poacher is one of tho handiest
of the accessories of the chafing-dish, for
with it an egg may be cooked evenly
and will look just right when it is slid
on to a slice of toast. At this time of
year, when clams are pretty certain to
be included in the chafing-dish- suppr or
luncheon menu, a clam steamer is an in
vention that meets with tho hearty ap
proval of the manipulator of this cookmg
apparatus. The steamer resembles a
small sieve, and the clams, after being
thoroughly washed, are placed on it over
a small quantity of boiling water. As
the clams cook, the Juice drains below
and if desired it may be saved for soup
or chowder. This contrivance Is useful
also for steaming various kinds of veg
etables. An alcohol flagon on the order of those
which form part of the traveler's outfits
seen in the large shops, only larger, is
another convenience that is much ap
preciated by those who use a chafing
dish, for with it alcohol may be added to
tho lamp during the process of cooking,
in case the supply runs out, without dis
turbing the dish. A medium-sized tea
kettle Is also a desirable addition to the
collection, of utensils for chaflng-dish use.
Fad In "Stocks."
Among the newest fads are stocks
which introduce the prevailing gold trim
ming. In the main they follow the lines
of the stock which has been worn some
time, the Innovation being entirely in
the gold decoration. Some are of black
velvet with turned-over points of white
mousseline, edged with rows of tiny go.j.
braid and having a band of gold ribbon
which is knotted atvthe base of the col
lar. The gold ribbon is about an inch
in width. With ends six inches in length
finished with little dangling tabs of gold
Other stocks are of white chiffon, with
lines of gold braid between its tiny folds;
these have turned-over points of. gold
embroidery, while the ribbon which is
knotted about it may be of black velvet
edged on one side with gilt braid and
finished with the tabs of gold filigree.
Many of these stocks havo cuffs to match
which add most effectively to the cos
tume with which they are worn.
H HSP 1559 MS "Dear Mrs. Pinkham: It affords me Great uleasuro to tall fa
ei sm jsi ttllf S aix an ers e good I have derived from the use of Lydia E.
B s 19 &&s&ir
H dfs!33xS4ll SSp Whea I hegan their use I thought there was no hope for me. I had had j3
Cradles comlne back, you say?
Bless mo! when did cradles go?
Ask Sleepy Head, who may
Surely be supposed to know.
"What Is Science, that It thinks
It can havo tho upper hand
In the Realm of Forty Wlnka.
Forming part of Babyland?
Science says they may. Indeed!
When was motherhood for aught
But to furnish every need
"E'er concolved In baby thought?
Pillows soft of mother-love.
Where a dimpled form may Ho;
Mother's tender face above.
Mother's arms for rock-a-bye.
"What does Science know about
Baby ways to Land of Nod,
That It tries to place In doubt
Paths the baby feet have trod?
Paths adown the Cradle Road,
Worn by countless little feet;
Poppy-lined and overflowed,
Leading out of Drowsy Street.
Cradles! Men of specs and brain.
Tours the province broad may ba
Ologlcs to build; and train
Steam and electricity.
Tours the sea and earth and sky;
Ooze and star and gas and stone;
CURED OF WISH TO VOTE
Neighbor "Woman's Experience Quite
Sufficient to Chill Ambition of
Fair Young: Bride.
"I don't think it Is very nice for tho
men to say we are not smart enough to
vote," said tho pretty little bride, petu
lantly. "Jack uaed to light shy of the
question, when, he was courting mo.
"Whenever I tried to get an expression of
opinion from him on. female suffrage I
positively hate that term I he would
pinch my ear and call me a '&ly puss.' Or
he would put me off, airily, with, 'Don't
bother your pretty head about voting.
Voting means always responsibility, and
often hard work; I would gladly cut tho
whole thing, if I could. You could only
kill Mrs. Brown's Democratic or Repub
lican vote, and nothing would be gained.
" 'But what about the old maids and
widows?' I would reply.
" My pet, I don't Intend you shall
be either the one or the other. And, be
sides, are there not old bachelors and
"By that time I wouldn't know where
I was at. 'But you don't dare, for your
life, to say that I am not fully capable
of voting; that I am not wise enough,' I
would persist, just to tease him; I knew
quite wpll that he positively abhorred
the woman-suffrago question.
"'Wise enough? And you a graduate
of Vassar! How absurd!' he would re
ply. Then he would laugh, in that ag
gravating way, and I couldn't get a more
serious word out of him than this:
" 'Yes, it shall vote, so It shall. Tho1
naughty mans just want to do all the
voting themselves, so they do,' and a lot
of like nonsense.' Of course, I had to
laugh, and so we laughed together, for
It is of no use to try to be serious with
Jack, when he chooses to be frivolous.
"That was all very well, when I was
just a spoiled and petted sweetheart, but
now it is different," and the brido drew
herself up to her full height of 5 feet 2
ana iookco amusingly important, "i am
now a married woman," she continued,
" Dear Mrs. Piskbam:
you and others the good I have
Pinkhaw's Vegetable Compound,
When I began their use I thought there was no hope for me. I had had
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health than I have been for several years. I feel I owe it all to you. and
can say that your medicine cannot be
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"I thank you for your kind advice in regard to my health." Mrs.
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sat$i8irfQ fs2F F8GQVQFQ53 hsoSth m&$ws gsm
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s8ok women to know about Sim fiflrsa PSnkfaam'a
asfviae Is free Her address Is Lynn, Mass
HRS. Wn. STONE, North Dana, flass., writes:
" Dear Mrs. Pinxhaji: I have followed your kind and free advice and
am to-day a now -woman. My last doctor told me I would have to go
through an operation before I could be well. I had womb and ovarian
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Lydia EB PInkhamps WegetaMo ompossssil foas
mado a oonstasst booops of cssres fop iMpty
years Si aots dfflpeotly oss ihe foimai organism
anil makes Si healthy, pellevlng and cmplng all
Inflammation and dlsplaoementsa
MRS. inFELD, 509 Jefferson Place, Union Hill, N. J.f writes:
"Dear Mrs. Pinkhasi: I have you to thank for my health and
I strength. I have taken your medicine for two years. Before I began its
use I was so weak that after I had worked an hour in the morning I waa
' obliged to lie down. I had fearful headaches, could not sleep, had
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deposited with the
which will be' paid
"and I feel entitled to serious attention
when I dlscusa a serious question. 1
aon 1 see wny viie men uutK.tr :uui
iuss aDOUt women voting. 1 oe;eve mey
', fVr 7 iu Ti
1 out-Herod them all,
chooses, she can be a
are afraid we would
for when a women
regular cat for waiting and seizing the
prey with both hands, and at just the
right moment. Of course, just it first,
I suppose we should make ourselves per
fectly ridiculous, with our frantic rush
ings about, trying to purify the whole
nnHMnn.1 ivnrlrl Jit nnft foil SWOOD."
Vo " ot 11 ! TCotchVinj- WnmriTi "that
Is just exactly what tho women did. In
my state, where they were clothed with a
little brief authority. Thank goodness: it
proved to be brief. The men were shrewd j
enough to take tho Inestimable privilege
from us, by some petty quibble, while we
were yet marching gloriously against the
outposts of villainy and chicanery Sucr
a blowing of trumpets and tootlnc of
horns! 'See, the Conquering Hero'na
'Comes!' was the tune we played, while
we 'planted our baners on the outer wall3.' I
"Those were times never to be for-
k gotten. We all went 'pOliticlanlng' with a
vengeance: There were no half-way meas-
Model for sleeve of eloth tailor
ures. Our mills, unlike those of the gods,
ground swiftly, and all was grist that
came to the mill.
Thrlls of Glory.
"What thrills of glory meandered down
our spines, when we were 'approached'
(see Josiah Allen's irruption into politics)
on the subject of running for Congress,
or Town Constable. Those thus honored,
however, were In deadly terror of their
women compeers who, from envy, were
apt to turn catty, at the last moment,
and claw the glossy bubbles of pride, to
Tho Neighbor Woman crocheted,
thoughtfully; she Is a very calm person
by nature. "But surely," said the bride,
"surely you didn't get excited; you are so
'"Oh. yes, I did; I fairly went wild. You
see the suffrage affected one like new
wine: it flew to the head. We had heard
lectures on that theme and read com
ments, pro and con. for years. But we
went on about our household affairs, quite
serenely, until all In a rush, 'the much
tooted suffrage was upon us. We poor,
down-trodden creatures, had our rights,
"At first, I think we were simply dazed.
Then 'some of the born leaders began to
make a stir. We were now on a level
I v lth the men? "Very well, we would .)onl
testimonials are not genuine, or were
the writers' special permission. Lydia
It affords me great pleasure to tell
derived from the use of Lydia E.
Sanative "Wash, and Liver Pills.
praised too highly. I shall always
Owing: to the fact that some skeptical
people have from time to time questioned
the genuineness of the testimonial letters
we are constantly jmblKtunff. we have
Rational City Bank, ot Lynn, Mass , $5,000,
to any pervm who will show that the
not genuinr, or were published before obtaining
.. FlNKHAM MZDICINB Co.
show them that we were not the man
cowed ceatures they had supposed us to
"We made tin tickets of our own, en
tirely irrespective of business ability, or
any other Iltness. We aaked two ques
tions only 'Are you u Prohi..onlst '
'Have you opposed female suffrage V This
last cut really quite a figure In our
calculations. V.'oe be unto him who had
proclaimed views adverse to us from the
house tops' But the suave man who
had not openlv nntajjoiizetl us. was re-
a I . ,..,-. --,, ,;,K .ulnlitlm-g
in our camn with rejoicings.
"O". ra' tlear those wer
Just wen wj WM? ,n the
mnA ctl nml all was ,
Oh, my dear! those were grent trn-s.
mlilt of our
elation and trl-
umph. Just when we were erecting lad
ders to the erv stars, down earn" t'.a
whole fabric about our ears, like a hoitoa
of cards. We looked at each other rafhox
rhamefaccdly. as we subsidea Into cur
J'o End of Fan.
"You must have felt Hat." laughed
the pretty bride and her laughter wan as
charming to hear as bird notes in April.
"But It must have been no end of fun,
while it lasted, the electioneering, espe
cially. Just fancy:
" 'Dear Mr. Jones, you are going to
vote for our candidate for Mayor tho
good J.Ir. Bliss? Of course, you are! Yon
don't want your grow'ng boys lonfimf
arountt the saloons? Of course, you don't!
They can't, if good Mr. Bites is elected,
for he has promised the ladles to elosa
every saloon in town.
"And to continue," said the Neighbor
Woman. 'and dear Mr Jones' If it
isnt asking too much of you, will jou
kl.uilv d'str'bute these ballots' We ladie1
are all so tired' Every vote counts, you
know; how terrible It will be If Mr.
Guzzler should be elected Mayor! Wa
have engaged every vhlcle In town to
haul our voters to the polls. Oh, 1 tell
you. we are wide awake. And, Mr. Jonrts,
please see our good ally. Mr Smith Mr.
John Smith and ask him to ksp a sharp
lookout for repeaters.. Ah! thank yea,
you are so kind!' "
"H.i. ha, ha!" laughed the bride aaln,
"On. how I wish I could have oeen In
"Hi Uaballoo Is good," remarked tha
Neighbor Woman. "But I muat be going.
John will be in the greatest fidget. If ho
ilnd me away from home. He has never
recovered from his scare, when I was
Hying, like mad, around the political
"Well. I don't think I really care for
the ballot." said the bride, musingly; "but,
all the same. It Isn't very nlco ot the men
to say we don't know enough to voto."
MARY C. BELL.
I.eKenI of the Looking Glusu
One of the prettiest of all the stories
about mirrors is one which comes from,
the far East. In this a man. brings, as a
gift to his wife, a mirror of silvered
bronze. Then she, having seen nothing
of tho kind before, asks In the innocenco
of her heart whose Is the pretty faco
smiling back at her. And when, laugh
ing, he tells her it Is none other than
her own, she wonders still more, but la
ashamed to ask further questions.
But when at last her timo comes to
die. she calls her little daughter, and
gives her the treasure she has kept hidden
away as a sacred thing, telling her:
"After I am dead you must look In this
mirror morning and evening, and you will
seo me. Do not grieve."
So when the mother Is dead, the girl,
who much resembles her, looks In tho
mirror, day by day, thinking she thero
talks faco to face with the dead woman,
and never guessing It is but her own
shadow she sees.
And it is added, by the old Japanesa
narrator, that when the girl's father
learned the moaning of this strange con
duct of hers, "he, thinklns it to be a
very piteous thing, his eyes grew dark
There is nothing that convinces a wom
an so readily that marriage Is a failure
as for her husband to say to her In a
kind voice: "But you wouldn't under
stand It, my dear. If I were to explain it
to you." 'Life.