Chicago Tribune from Chicago, Illinois on December 4, 1897 · 16
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Chicago Tribune from Chicago, Illinois · 16

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7 " u 16 THE CHICAGO TBXBXTKEi SATUEDAT, DECEMBER 4, 1897. BEST THINKS TO EAT Food for the Mind Concerning Food for the Body. GOOD LIVING- AND LOOKS. Why Women Should Eat Less Than Their Husbands. MILADY WEARS A CHATELAINE. MENU OF A PARISIAN BEAUTY Eeffulations of a Diet That Is Nourishing1 and Beautifying. EULE3 FOB SIX BREAKFASTS. IT doesn't matter -what a man looks like, so long as he Is decent and healthy, but It Is the duty of every gentlewoman to be as good-looking as her circumstances will permit, says What to Eat. Women eat themselves ugly. 111, and brutal. Mrs. Hack, that fiendish creature who has brought disgrace upon New York and smirched the fair name of Columbia, has the appetite of a wolf-hound. No civilized woman, nurtured on fruits, bread and butter, salads, and eggs could have reached th high average of her criminal scholarship. Old Dr. Loomis of New York, who used to prescribe a " green diet " for his patients and charged $20 for office visits, because he would not go to any client but a friend, used to say: "All that alls our women is hog-fclshness." "While neither complimentary nor entirely accurate, there 13 a great deal of truth In the statement. It wouldn't make so much difference what lovely woman ate if she waited long enough between meals to get hungry, but she doesn't; and there's where the trouble begins. Nature is a tenacious old jade. Given the time, she will digest and assimilate almost anything that the stomach can retain. Sweet Uses of Adversity. It Is a well known fact that spells of adverse fortune are invariably accompanied by superior physical conditions. Brokers' families never look so well as during a panic. High-toned criminals invariably come out of prison in better health and face than they had when they went in. And who has not remarked the refinement of spirit and nature born of sorrow and temperance in bereaved families? It Is well worth the expense of a trip to Carlsbad or Alx-les-Bains not only to take the waters but to learn how not to take the foods that deform and destroy the body. Unless a woman washes or works for a living she doesn't need three meals any day of her life. It takes systematic work to consume that much fuel. Engineers are too clever to fill the furnace with coal unless there is a trip to make, an elevator to run. or work to do. . If a woman is going to sit in a rocking chair all morning, read the paper, polish her finger nails, and boss her servants and children, a roll and a cup of coffee will amply sustain her system. It doesn't follow that she must eat ham and eggs, fried potatoes, hot biscuits, and fruit just because her husband needs such a repast, to provide for her exquisite tastes. He has work to do, points to make, battles to fight, money to earn, and, like the limited express, steam must be kept up to the winning mark. The brilliant Mme. de Sevigne, who was as beautiful as Venus at 40, had coffee or soup 'In the morning with her letters, and eggs, salad, cheese, and wine at noon. She spent the afternoon in reading when the deputies of state were not in session and her dinner talk charmed Louis XIV. and his court. She ance wrote to her daughter about memorizing, with the great Rochefaucauld, La Fon taine's fable, " The Monkey and the Cat," to talk about at one of Prince Conde's dinner parties. Advice to Brain Workers. If a woman Intends to use her brain, to do with one chin, avoid shelving hips and develop her spiritual nature, she can't be too temperate. Let her throw carrots to the cows, cabbage to the hogs, oaten meal to the chickens, pork and veal to the dogs, and liver to the cats and live like the birds, the Bedouins or the Romans. "With the money the average American girl spends for ice cream, soda water, and candy, and the cost of the meat she consumes at breakfast and lunch, she could learn a language, take a musical course, or make a foreign trip that would broaden and amuse her. "Women eat a great deal of trash. Stuff like pickles, olives, liver, tripe, hard eggs, oranges, cabbage, parsnips, and kidney are tqo heavy a tax on the digestive organs fcr the small per cent of nutritive material they yield. Oranges should be drank. Like grapes they are wine producing, but loss stimulating, and more nourishing. Three or four squeezed In a glass Is the nicest kind of a dessert at lunch, or an introduction to breakfast. Food That Is Not Trash. Corn bread is a golden cosmetlque. Spinach 13 well named by the French belly-broom; there are no better foods for the complexion 'than tomatoes, cucumbers, and figs, the seeds they contain being sufficient to accelerate digestion without the Irritating effect of grapes and blackberries. Hominy is one of the best of cereal foods; except as Invalid food, rice should not be served without butter, cream, or fruit; apples and onions cannot be overestimated, and salads are a balm for beauty. A woman who wants to wear as well as the Princess of "Wales should live on toasted or crusty bread, and the hotter the better, for dead germs, like dead lions, are safest. In this country we make bread that isn't fit to eat. The wet stuff lies in the stomach like so much gum elastic, and the fermentation needed to digest it produces irritation or dyspepsia. No baker's loaf or roll should go on a gentleman's table- excepting via a hot oven or broiler. Even then it is an economy to pull out the pastry inside and convert It into kite paste or popgun balls. The teeth need toast or crusty rolls at every repast to keep them clean and strong. No English gentleman will sit down to a breakfast in his own house without a rack of toast. The result is Ensrlish children have the finest teeth and the sturdiest frames In the world. An Eton boy of 11 can keeD turee French chaps on the ground at once and go on chewing lollypop. Misjudged Society Folk. Here are some menus for breakfast: . . Coffee. Quartered tomatoes. Bait. Ha hard Vienna rolla, button Coffee. Sliced peaches, sugar. Dry toast, butter. STea. nattered cucumbers, salt. ot French bread, butter. Coffee-. Spanish omelet. Toasted muffina. butter. . Coffee, Poached Eg. Fried hominy. Toast. w. . Coffee. Bouedesr. Toasted soda biscuit. Olass of orange Juice. On Sunday It Is the fashion to take a cup of bouillon and a biscuit In the morning, and breakfast between 11 and 1 o'clock. Fashionable people, as a class, dine. To ave an appetite for that repast, which is generally a social affair, little attention is given to the lunch and less to the breakfast. The supposition that these pets of Fortune flo nothing but eat Is a great mistake. Health and beauty are the objects of their lives and they take as good care of themselves as athletes in training. WRITTEN BY A WOMAN. Without respect love is brutal. Nothing will make a woman any truer than he wants to be. Tfe moat frequent cause of divorce Is absence of the sense of humor. Inferiority, even when feminine, has no attractions for the man of sense. A young man's first love is never a girl; She is too much like himself. The howl against the stronger sex is raised by women who took men for angels, and found them only men. Wo girls axe too young to know until we stBa jtrfMfc Aid. n Chooses Between the Familiar Designs and the Newest One, in Which She Carries a Drink or Two. Chatelaines are all the go again. Mother Goose's lady who wore rings on her fingers and bells on her toes didn't begin to make the music that the up-to-date girl makes as she passes along. She wears no fewer than eight or ten jingling glmcracks attached to her chatelaine, and the consequent din in any place crowded with women reminds one of the music in a Chinese theater. The dangling charms consist of mirrors, egg-shaped powder boxes, scissors, pencils, courtplaster cases, purses, and so on. The favorite material in the less expensive chatelaines at present is gun steel, embellished with gilt. The effect is showy and handsome. Sterling silver treated and embellished in many different ways and solid gold studded with precious stones are also In great demand. Paris has just sent an offspring of the chatelaine to these shores that promises to be the fad of the hour. The belt catch is made of sterling silver, gilded, and white enamel. It Is fastened on a heavy, white ribbon, such as men's fobs are made of, and from the end of this ribbon dangles a single charm. It is a cutglass whisky flask with a gilded top and a capacity for carrying about two drinks, for a woman who is used to taking pretty stiff ones, or four for one who merely takes a little spirits for faintness or something of that kind. " The price of these chatelaine flasks," said a saleswoman, " is from $6.50 to $15, and from the way they are selling I think the physicians of this city must be right in WOMEN OF ABORIGINES. THEY ARE ALWAYS THIS UNDER DOG IX THE FIGHT. One Writer Says That While Women of All Savae Races of the World Have a Hard Time of It, There Is It'o Place "Worse for the Feminine Sex than Among the Natives of the Klondike Region Alaskan Eskimos More Kindly Other Instances. WOMEN of aboriginal peoples all over the world have frightfully hard times, but In few places worse than among the natives of the Klondike region. There It is a fashion when a child is born to drive the mother literally out of the house as soon as parturition is accomplished. She Is shunned by everybody as unclean and left to her fate, while the father is put to bed and as carefully nursed as If he were passing through a critical illness. This is among the Indians of the interior, the people who have only within the last few years permitted the whites to enter their territory to look for gold. The Eskimos of the Alaskan coast, who belong to an entirely different race, have no sucn brutal custom. They are kindly folk, treating their women pretty well,' but the latter find life difficult enough, owing to the frigid climate. Where the normal condition of water is that of a solid baths are out of COZY CORNER IN A LIBRARY. claiming that the drink habit is Increasing among New Tork women. They are going like hot cakes." " They are just the thing to wear to a football game on a cold day." exclaimed a customer, and I'll take one the largest size, if you please." Not every woman will take to the chatelaine flask, but all womankind, stout and thin, tall and short, agrees that to be In the swim at all one must don a chatelaine of one kind or another. NEW WOMEN IN SWITZERLAND. They Are Planning to Hold a Congress of Delegates from All the Cantons. Tho women of Switzerland are hoping to arrange a congress of women from all the cantons, to take place during the exhibition at Geneva next year. They look forward to being able thus to lay a foundation for the formation of a national council of women not an easy thing to do when one considers that the inhabitants of Switzerland consist of three different races, with different languages and religious creeds. A society now existing in Geneva, with branches in other towns, has much the same spirit and aims as a national council. It is called L'Union des, and has taken up the question of women's wages, of cooperative stores, of technical education, of dress reform, and woman's moral elevation. Connected with this union Is the Society for Woman's Legal Rights, which last year achieved a great step in advance by procuring for married women the right to dispose of their own fortune or wages, as the case may be, and to bank the same under their own name. Louis Bridel, professor of law at the University of Geneva, has been most helpful in this matter, as in all questions relating to women, in which, aided by his wife, he takes the greatest interest. Feminine education, as every one knows, is far advanced in Switzerland, and the University of Zurich has many women students. the question. The only washing the Eskimo baby gets is bestowed by Its mother's tongue. When the Eskimo husband comes home from a hunting trip he is usually completely exhausted. Very likely he has been dragging a seal or other large animal for many miles over the ice. His wife's first task is to scrape the snow off him with an ivory knife that Is somewhat like a paper-cutter. Her next business Is to cut strips of seal blubber a foot long and an inch or so thick, which she puts into his mouth, chopping them off with a knife when he chokes. In this way he is made to swallow six or eight pounds of blubber, which is full of oil and excellent fuel to promote the body heat, until finally he is thoroughly gorged and sound asleep. At the time of the great international Alaskan fair, which is held every summer on Kotzebue Sound, the Siberian Chukchees come over to swap reindeer skins for seal ctl. Then there is much trading for wives. A pretty fair wne can be bought for $10 in goods. No money Is used; It is all barter. Among the Eskimos wives are usually purchased, and sometimes the women are consulted in the making of bargains. The men frequently exchange wives for a stated period. Occasionally they rent them out. Among the most highly prized objects of bijouterie are glass cruet stoppers and stoppers of Worcestershire sauce bottles, which are used by the Eskimo belles for labrets, inserted in a hole in the lower lip. The Eskimos of Labrador have a peculiar way of treating old women. The latter, if too feeble to be longer useful, are purposely neglected' until they are so weak from hunger as to be unable to walk. Then the tribe by habit more or less nomadic is seized with a sudden desire to move on, and the luckless woman is deserted. Very likely, after they have gone some distance, three or four of the men will retrace their steps on pretense of looking for a lost ammunition bag or some other article, and, if their track be followed, the corpse of the old woman will be found bound with thongs, according to the customary method of dis- TWO WOMEN AND THEIR DIET. IHEbini wHo cats rnoPER fcoo the girl who Eats Everything most of whom come, however, from other lands. It was here that Dr. Emily Kempin, the first lecturer of the woman's law class of the University of the City of New York, was trained. She had a long and hard struggle before being allowed to practice her calling; but the fight has been a successful one, for she is now not only engaged in active professional work, but Is also pro-fessor-at-law at her alma mater. FOR THE COMPLEXION. The scrubbing-brush treatment Is a curs for those blackheads which are the bane of a woman's life. Be sure you get a good face brush. Purchase a cake of pure hygienic soap. The brush should be used at night before going to bed. Immerse the brush In hot water. Rub the soap over it until a good lather is obtained. Scrub the face carefully not violently but thoroughly. One minute should suffice for the scrubbing process. Rinse with warm water and again with cooler water. Dry with a soft towel. If the skin is irritated by the unusual friction try a good cream or ether emollient. The greasy look will disappear under the face-scrubbing brush also. THEY OBEYED INSTRUCTIONS. ' Children. I hope you peeled the apples before eating them?" Yes, mother dear." " What have you done with the peelings?" " Ol we ate them after!" posing of the dead, and covered with a pile of stones. Women who are deemed unlucky or who happen to be disliked are driven from the camp a fate assuring death from cold and hunger. It is a common thing among these Labrador Eskimos for the men to put up their wives as stakes in gambling games. Jump, If you please, from the northern to the southern end of the American continent, and you will find the women having equally hard times in other ways. Among the natives of Terra del Fuego. who occupy a region where the cold is as severe as in the country of the Eskimos and food Is much more scarce, the geniler sex is expected to contribute to the food supply In seasons of famine. When reduced to starvation point these savages kill the old women and eat them. BEST WAY TO MAKE LEMONADE. The best lemonade Is made by boiling sugar and water together and adding the lemon juice after It is cold. Use one pound of sugar to each quart of water; add the juice of six lemons and the desired quantity of water at serving time. Pineapple lemonade may be maae Dy Dolling together one quart of water, one pound of sugar, and the grated rind of one lemon, for five minutes. Strain; when cold add the juice of six lemons, one pineapple pared and picked Into very small narti- cles, and either a quart of water or a quart of Apomnans water. Ladies' Home Journal. VIGNETTES IN VERSF The love-nridsre. Two little feet upon the stairs. Two little arms were open wide. Two little bands would bar the way Trying to reach from side to side. With smiling glances, two brown eyes ' Look up to mine in the softened light. The sweet child voice in answer tells Why I must own her playful right. Dis is a love-bridge, papa says, Dis is the gate, my arms so wide, Div me a kiss as you go through. I'll dlv It back on the other side." I bend to give my kiss, and thiflk Of the " love-bridge " across life's sea. Where the gate is a father's arms. Willing to open wide for me. When the treasures swept from my sight, When tsed and turned by wind and tide. Have passed the gate and he will give Them back to me on the other side. -Boston Globe. Bessie's at the Chafing Dish. I. Bessie's at the chafing dish, Stirring, mixing, I will tell you, if you wish. What she's fixing Tis crab terrapin, my dears. Bessie neat Has a way delicious here's Her receipt: ' 4 II. Pint of crab meat chop half hour Boil a cup and half of cream. Blend two tablespoons of flour And of butter till they seem Smooth; then add the yelks of four Hard-boiled eggs. Then this you thin With the cream, and stir some more; With the rest then mix It In. Then you add the crab meat fins (Stirring all the while th pot). And a cup of sherry wine. Serve In bouillon cups when hot. III. Bessie's at the chafing dish. Poaching eggs? No. Nor is she frying fish. But frogs' legs Little " jumpers " from the lake Far away. What a dainty dish they maks Cooked this wayi IV. Take some water, boiling hot. Salt and lemon juice put in it. Then the legs; but you should not Leave them in but just a minute. Drain them well and wipe them dry J Then in egg well beaten dip; Then in cracker crumbs, and fry Till they're brown. Ah, they are " Top," I tell you they are fine Just the nicest dish that's made I And when fixed by Bess divine. Leave spring chicken in the shads. What to Eat. tip If Yon Were Mine. If you were mine today; If I could cross the void that now Is set Between our feet; If seeing how my heart doth fret, the Lord would let Me take my own wild way; Thou knowest whither my footsteps fleet Would lead, to joy and love complete. If you were mine today. If you were mine today; I feel that yet 'twill be my meed. So sure am I fate knowest my deepest need. So when I pray For our two lives this day, I cannot plead For my poor heart alone; but hold this creed. My love does surely prophesy. Thou shalt be mine some day. iJ. J. Ewyer. Jealousy. . -, -r Eh is blithe and she Is bonny But not I; Bhe is fair of face and dark of hair-Not I; She has music on the Hp, She with grace doth dances trip. She Is fair as any fairy But not I. Hers the smile to bring him pleasure And not mine. Hers the ring of gold and small he wears Not mine; Hers the tresses he doth press. Hers the frown to bring distress. Hers the image he doth worship And not mine. Mine the voice he'll miss when silent And not hers; Mine the waiting word and patient cars Not hers. Mine the toil to save him pain. Mine the suffering for his gain. Mine the heart he'll seek when burled And not hers. New Orleans Times-Democrat. t Alone. Dear heart, it is long, so long ago. Since heaven leaned above us! And all of earth its splendor caught. And smiled as if to love us. Ah! every rose and leafy tree Lent beauty to cur story. And every song and sunny smile Were woven threads of glory. And all that was loyal, brave, and trus Awoke to sweet existence. When you life's purpose glorified With all your lond insistence. You taught me beauty, taught me truth. And love's nobility. And yet alone I question now. Learned you its constancy? New Orleans Times-Democrat. Her Letter. Her letter came today A tiny, criss-crossed thing; And full of saucy quips and cranks. And girlish grace and glee. She told of the last new play. Of the songs she'd learned to sing. Of how she'd " declined with thanks ' A " lord of high degree;" She sent a sample of her gown, A marvel in garnet and brown." She wrote of talks. And moonlight walks Beside some azure water; Of dances " some one " taught her And so the pages interlined Kan on and then in haste she signed, " Most truly yours Your daughter." a But in a corner she had writ. I love you, mother, every bit I love, and love, and love you!" New Orleans Times-Democrat. 1 Gifts. What shall I give you now your glvlng's over? Blossom, or windfall, or a golden ear Of wheat, to wither softly with you here? What shall I give who never was your lover. Who knew not yesterday I loved you, dear? Your hands were always full of help and courage. Your heart brimmed over with the golden wine Of earthly tenderness and hope divine. And so, dear heart, I will not bring you borage, And so I dare not bring you columbine. Shall I bring snow-In-summer to you, sleeping. Whose going falls like snow upon my way? I might not bring you roses yesterday; So, dear, I put my heart into your keeping And if it be a weed not worth the reaping, The dead are kind and turn no gifts away. Pall Mall Gazette. His Answer. Why do I love you, you ask? Why, dear I To tell half the reasons would take me a year! For your head's proud poise, and your graceful walk. For the way that you dimple and smile and talk; For a certain Inborn daintiness Which shows itself in your mind and dress; For your ready wit with no cynic turn. For the charity which I fain would learn; For your woman's heart where all sweetness lies. For the fearless truth of your loving eyes; For the soul that is pure as the angels above you But chiefly I love you, because I love yout Beatrice Hanscom in Puck. Did I Bnt Dare! When Sylvia's cheeks by breezes blown Assume a ruddy crimson flush. The milky paleness having grown Into a peerless rosy blush, I feel an Impulse stealing on To kiss the maiden then and there; And so I would, and so I would. Did I but dare! When Sylvia sits with me alone. While all within the house is hushed. And prattles in far sweeter tone Than ever robin redbreast gushed, I fain would clasp her to my heart, t She seems so simply sweet and fairs And so I should, and so I should. Did I but dare! When Sylvia's sparkling eyes shine bright. Like twinkling starbeams in the sky. And every glance seems to invite My lips to hush her muffled sigh, I long in ardent soft caress To twine mine arms about her hair; And so I could. I know 1 could. Did I but dare! When Sylvia walks abroad with ma The world wears a brighter hue; Her eyes seem fairer than the sea. Her, lips than roses kissed with dew. I long to tell her love's sweet tale. To hymn her beauty, fresh and rare; And so I could, I know I could. Did I but dare! And so my timid, craven heart Is filled with mournful, bitter care; Fcr thongh I would, and should, and could I I do not lare. Bertram A. Martiurgh in New York Herald. FIRST TO PRACTICE LAW. IDA PLATT, THE PIONEER COLORED WOMAN ATTORNEY. Sho Was the Very First of Her Sex in the Negro Race to Enter the Legal Profession Was Born and Educated in Chicago and Began Her Business Career as Stenographer in an Insurance Office Probate and Real Estate Cases Her Specialty. IDA PLATT enjoys the unique distinction of being the first of her race and sex to enter upon the practice of law, and thus far occupies the place alone in Chicago. It was the proud boast of Tennessee that In Miss Edna Lytle of Topeka, Kas., who was graduated from the Fisk University, Nashville, last summer, a Southern State led in this matter, but the honor really belongs to Illinois. Two other Afro-American women have also become lawyers Mrs. Shedd Carey, now deceased, who practiced in Washington, D. C, for a few years, and Miss Marie Madre, also of that city, who stood at the head of a class of over thirty students in the law department of Howard University, Washington, D. C. Mrs. Carey was also a graduate from the same school. Miss Piatt Is a native of Chicago and has Imbibed considerable of its go-ahead spirit. She was educated in the public scftoois, graduating from the high school in 1878. Bhe MISS IDA PLATT. has studied music and speaks both French and German fluently. Miss Piatt entered one of the largest in surance offices in the city in 18S3, becoming sienograpner and private secretary to the head of the firm and taking charge of the claim department. She filled this position for nearly nine years, and then began the study of law. in 1892. at the Chicago College of Law while in the office of a well-known lawyer. A year later she opened a law stenographic office in the Ashland Block and continued her study at the college from which she won her diploma' June 15, 1804. In signing the license admitting Miss Piatt to the bar one of the Supreme Judges remarked: " It may now truly be said that persons are admitted to the Illinois bar without regard to race, sex, or color." Miss Piatt has an excellent practice, much of It being among foreigners on account of her linguistic ability. She makes a specialty of probate and real estate law. GOWNS WHICH ATTRACT WOMEN Some Beautiful and Artistic Creations Worn by Lillian Russell in the " Wedding Day." The feminine half of the Columbia audiences during the week past have spent the time between acts rapturing over the fair Lillian's gowns worn In the "Wedding Day." They are certainly beautiful. In the first act, as Lucille d'Herblay, she wears a costume of eminence velvet, cut a la princess, and richly embroidered on the vest in passementerie silk of the same color. The velvet Qf which the magnificent creation is composed was made especially for it. There was but one piece, and the whole of this went into the dress. Solid cords of embroidery, edged in gold and silver, fall from the corsage to the bottom of the skirt, while tho gown la surmounted with a Vandyke lace collar; also a military cape embroidered to correspond with the gown. A full Louis XIII. hood worn upon the head is lined with cream satin and fastened under the throat with white satin streamers. The peasant's dress in the third act is of white cashmere, the skirt of which is strapped with velvet. The bodice over a white mull blouse is of black velvet, with lace front, and the whole is tastefully set off with an apron and sash with ends of rose silk. The sleeves of white sill; are puffed over the elbows. In the third act Miss Russell wears a complete Louis XIII. court gown in pink brocade, with a collarette of antique Venetian point applique and richly embroidered with paillettes of gold and turquoise caba-chons. From the bust to the bottom of the gown is pink satin insertion studded with pearl3 and brilliants. Topping this Is a Rembrandt picture Venetian hat, caugrht up on the side with roses. It is built of Venetian lace and surmounted by two enormous ostrich plumes, which fall gracefully over on each side of the face. WHAT TO DO WITH PHOTOS. Folding Screens Solve the Vexing Problem and Take Care of Largo Accumulations of Pictures. Nearly every woman has an accumulation of photographs that she doesn't know what to do with. There isn't one in the lot that she could bear to destroy, and yet they are very much in the way. She rtally can't afford to pack them entirely out of sight, for many of the originals may appear on the scene at any time. A photograph screen solves the problem and makes the disposition of the pictures an easy matter. These screens come in all sizes, holding from four to 100 or more photographs. They are made of silk, satin, or cedar wood, and the panels fold after the style of the ordinary screen. One side is hand-painted in water colors, and the other Is entirely filled with pockets for holding the pictures. A folding screen Is a useful at tide In bedroom, boudoir, or living room, and one covered with the faces of one's friends or of interesting personages is particularly valuable and interesting. The beauty about the photograph serein is that if one gets tired of the faces all one has to do is to turn them to the wall and then rest the eye on the pastoral scenes on the other side of the screen. SHORT STORY OF THE DAY. Th? InfUi?Dceof Thomas O'fiooIihaD. BY MAY BELLEVILLE BROWN. Copyrighted. THOMAS O'HOOLIHAN was his name, the former cognomen having been bestowed upon him because the common feline " Tom " was by far tod informal and irreverent to be applied to so dignified and haughty a creature; and the latter, with Its suggestive " O," because of the peculiar twirl of lip often accompanying Irish nativity, and which he possessed to a degree. And Thomas O'Hoollhan it always was, whether he was addresed with opprobrium or commendation. Such was the cat, but the cat alone would never have caused this tale to be written, though, perchance, it would not have been written had Thomas O'Hoolihan not been a cat, or had he been a different cat. At usual, there Is a woman in the case incidentally a man. Marian Brubaker, who had been the first and firmest friend of the redoubtable Thomas, was the party of the first art; and Tom Baxter, Insanely in love with Marian, the party of the second part ; while the cat was the Important party of the third part, though no one but Tom Baxter, not even the redoubtable Thomas O'Hoolihan himself, knew of his weighty Influence in the affair. Tom Baxter was big, athletic, passably good-looking, and successful everywhere except with women and there he was handicapped by a terrible, red, throbbing bashful-ness a falling that paralyzed his faculties and made him feel, when in the company of the weaker sex, that his hands and feet were like hams, in weight and size. For months he had been as attentive to Marian as it was possible that is, he would go to see her of evenings, and sit glaring, with eyes that ought to be adoring, but that, in their fixed intensity, might have liquified a graven image. Other men, more careless and debonair, could approach his divinity with offerings of theater tickets, carriage rides, and other such gallantries, but had he been brave enough to invite her, the self-conscious agony of acting as escort would have been too much for him. From a distance he could deluge her with bonbons and wonderful hothouse flowers, though to sit under the thanks he received for the same converted him into a caricature of a huge beet, but never could ha proffer Invitations that might involve personal attendance. Marian, with feminine perversity, or under the law of natural selection, preferred Tom to any one else, and as the young man was prosperous In a worldly way and exemplary in his habits, the rest of the Brubakers considered it their duty to appropriate him for Marian in particular, and themselves, in a general way. But In vain did papa and mamma Brubaker smile on him with encouragement in vain did they turn the drawing-room over to the young people. Tom would sit by the grate, conversing more or less stiffly on general subjects, but with a thick and stuttering tongue should the topic verge on the personal, yet gazing imploringly and adoringly at Marian as she swayed in her little rocker across the rug. Meanwhile Thomas O'Hoolihan would sit in solemn state directly in front of the fire, with haunches and forefeet drawn closely together and his white-tipped tail curled about them, his head thrown back, his eyes closed, and a bored, weary expression on his face. Again and again Tom would swear to himself that he would propose to Marian on that very night, and again and again he would go away from the house swearing at himself that he had not the courage, until he was nearly desperate, and so, if the truth must be told, was Marian, and so were the rest of the Brubakers. One evening Marian was called from the room, leaving Thomas O'Hoolihan In front of the grate as blase as ever, and Tom In the chimney corner reviling himself. " You fool, you haven't as much sense as that cat!" he told himself. Why don't you brace up?" The contemptuous expression of Thomas seemed to deepen into a sardonic smile. " And even Thomas O'Hoolihan looks down upon me," he added aloud. His voice disturbed Thomas to the extent of a wavering left ear, and Tom added: " If I'm not above the contempt of the family cat I've either got to say something or stay away. And I'll say It this evening, by Jove!" Thomas raised his chin Insolently and with closed eyes let his mouth drop slowly Into a mighty yawn, involving his entire countenance. " So you don't believe it, Mr. Thomas O'Hoolihan?" challenged Tom defiantly. " Well, you wait and see." Just then Marian brushed the portiere aside and entered. Tom felt all his new courage scatter, but the sarcastic smile of the cat spurred him on. He arose, walked desperately around Thomas, and, pulling a chair beside the rocker, sat down. Thomas O'Hoo-lihan's right ear wavered, but otherwise he seemed to slumber. Tom felt his heart give a sudden and fearful drop, while Marian looked down, blushing and trembling. Even then he would have fled but for the unbelieving right ear of Thomas. He reached over for her hand, deafened by the roar of his own pulses. " Marian M-Marian Marl-an "a sidewise glance convinced him that Thomas O'Hoolihan was convulsed with the sardonic mirth with which his upper lip was quivering. He gathered himself desperately and went on : " Marian, I have wanted so long to tell you to have the opportunity to ask yes, to implore you if that is, to ask you " It was too much. He could not bear it he must get out of this muddle some way. His lips were dry and stiff, the blood beat In his ears, the lights seemed to go down, but still he could see Thomas O'Hoolihan open his mouth and throw his head back In a more cavernous and unbelieving yawn than ever; and again he rallied to the charge, this time with such an Impetus that he was carried ahead in spite of himself, for he dropped on one knee beside Marian, put his arm about her, and looked desperately Into her face. "Marian, I am such a fool that even the cat here despises me, but I love you, all the same love you so much that I feel It Impossible to live without you. I can't expect you to care much for such a' chump, of course, but if you can just sort of put up with me until you have time to train me up a bit " When the lights were through whirling and Tom could hear something beside the beating of his own heart, and Marian's whisper that she loved him, and that he was " such a goose," and had realized that he was not going to die from the delicious paralysis that seized him when he felt Marian's arms about his neck and her lips against his own hs looked, with uncertain triumph, at Thomas O'Hoolihan. That individual still sat apparently oblivious, with eyes closed and chin In air, but Tom fancied that the usual haughty, contemptuous sneer was chastened and subdued. The Gray Goose. A GLAD SURPRISE. Said an East St. Louis woman to her husband: " How do you like my cooking?" " It is excellent, my dear." " I have been studying the cook-book and watching the cook very closely, and I flatter myself I can cook as good a dinner as anybody." ' " Your cooking Is all right.' " Do you remember promising me that If I learned to cook you would give me a surprise?" she asked, with her mind set on a handsome present. " O, yes." "Are you going to keep your promise?" " Certainly. I'll discharge the cook on ths 1st." New York World. In bruises, sprains, burns, wounds, rheumatism, hemorrhoids, use Sander's EucalyptoL CYNICISM. " There's one thing I will say for your trmnfuL" Mi3S Cayenne " Hft 18 very " How do you know that?' ? Inquired Willie Wishlngton. " Because there Is no excuse for his being otherwise. He never says anything Interesting." Washington Star. PRONE TO DOUBT. " Women are naturally Incredulous," remarked the whist-player. " That's contrary to the common impression." " I don't care; It's true. You never can make one believe you the first time you tell her what are trumps." Washington Star. Wear "Gold" and "Silver" shirts; perfect fitting; sold everywhere; ask for them. HER SHAPE IS iff Up-to-Date Girl Comes Oat with a Brand New Figure. IT IS REALLY HER OWN. Fashion Demands a Return to Nature's Principles. TRIUMPH FOR DRESS REFORM Newest Gowns Preserve the Feminine Form as Designed by Sature. COMBINE COMFORT AND STYLE. HAVE you noticed the girl with the new shape? You men, I mean. Of course the girls know ail about it, and if they have not adopted it themselves they have at least seen evidences of it all around them, says a writer in the New York Herald. They call it the " blouse effect." The men don't know what to call It. They just stare and try to make up their minds whether they like it or not. As a matter of fact, it is one of the most pronounced steps in the direction of dress reform taken in many years. At first stance it doesn't seem so, for the general effect is rather pleasing, and most instances of cirpM reform are hideous. I suppose, if you are man, and a man who is not particularly ow serving, you are wondering what I am Ulfti-ing about. Well, I'll explain it to you. Come to think of it. It's a rather delicate matter to exploit in cold, unresponsive type. I suppose you might say that it Is a sort of getting back to first principles, as far as the female form Is concerned. You know for several years past the Inclination has been to build up the figure from the waist. Well, this is just the reverse. The bust, instead of being pushed up into the neck, is allowed to fall as nature intended. This gives a somewhat flat chested appearance to a girl, but this effect Is offset by the loose blouse, which falls in graceful folds about the waist. The new shape is brand ' new. The autumn girl this year, if she is up to date, will come out as a devotee of the new shape, and I pledge you my word she will enjoy more real, solid comfort and at the same time look better than she has in any other costume. Like Her Great"Grandmother, As far as the form Itself Is concerned, aside from the outer garment, the girl will find that it is quite a near approach to that of her great grandmother. The autumn girl of last year looked like a human wasp, with bust and hips as abnormally large as her waist was abnormally small. Compare her with the girl of this year. From the masculine point of view and after all It would be folly to deny that the average woman dresses to please the men the matter is one for careful mental weighing and deep thought. The fetching qualities of the new style are probably not as potent as the old. There is an absence of chic. But at the same time there are many men who admire simplicity, and they will unquestionably be pleased. The hourglass went out of fashion some decades back, but its imitation in woman's figure has just received its conge, perhaps never to be recalled to popular favor. That old remark of Enobarbus was it? about Cleopatra, that " Age cannot wither her nor custom stale her Infinite variety," which has been worn almost threadbare by its application to every charming woman in particular, and to the sex as a whole.stltf holds its own and we are having variety. Whether the present variety has oome to stay, whether it is merely a passing whim or a stage in the evolution of the modern woman, is the question which is agltatlnr the minds of the modistes, corsetmakers, and the victims themselves. If you will take a look backward at tbe fashions of a year ago you will find that the old hourglass shape was the idea most vividly presented to the minds by the figures of the women who paraded through tho pages of the journals of modes. Broad shoulders, high bust, and broad hips, with a waist which suggested the services of a muscular maid, were the characteristics of the model set before our admiring and emulative eyes. Nature's Deficiencies Supplied. Those who hadn't these beauties naturally supplied nature's deficiencies with buckram, crinoline, and such properties of the modiste, and a good imitation of the real thing was achieved. Big sleeves with ruffles and puffs gave the shoulders a broad effect, braiding and other decorations on bodices were so planned as to give the waist a trim and tapering effect, and the horizontal line of trimming around the hips added to tin apparent width of the figure there. It is different now. " Miss Flora M-Flimsy " may be as carefully corseted and laced as of old, but no one knows it. Her blouse waist modestly and shyly conceals all lines of the figure, and the Venus of Mil) and the woman who is ' built on the plan of a post," as some flippant man expressed It, can pass the same examination a to form. To the slight woman and the flgurelcsJ one these blouses are a godsend. To the woman who loves Delsartian freedom in dress they are bliss. And to the woman who has for years prided herself on her figure, which required no art of a clever dressmaker to make it pass muster, they often an aggravation. The question is. Have the blouses and tw consequent change in the correct figure for women come to stay? Opinion is divided on this point. " It is a return to natural ideas," one prominent dressmaker sal " For years women have been striving Vt a figure which is utterly unnatural, and really inartistic. Though the line of beauty is a curve, it is not necessarily such a sharp one as the hour-glass figure Involves, ana the coming woman will not be stiffened VV with steels and whalebones, but allow1 more freedom and more chance for grace. It is a natural evolution and the consequence of the athletic fad." What a Man Modiste Thinks. "The blouses will not last," says a rnaft modiste, who is famed for artistic effetJ' " The decadence of the large sleeve Is their doom. For any grace of lines with the pi" ent tight sleeves the waist must look smau. and though the loose fronts and low DUSt feet may be retained, the side lines will f back to the old tapering effect. Just no that tendency is beginning to show, and tn skirts are being made tighter and tigh1' around the hips. A woman must be as careful of her skirt as a man is of his trousers, or It will bag at the knees." . The corset makers, who, like every oM else, follow the prevailing mode, have w some extent altered the models on wnlcn they work to suit the gowns of this Bea? There is a low corset, much used, which merely a band supporting the waist, but noj the bust; and another style has the UP?" part made to fit so loosely that it gives tne effect of a low bust, which suits best blouse waist. They seem to think that Is a gradual change to a more natural figa which is taking place, but the ol'd fityle hour glass corset, with bones and teW" galore, is still the more prominent amow all the displays in this department. FITTING OUT A DBESDEN DESt A fifteenth century writing desk '0U1I,.i charming fitted out with Dresden articles, with the photograph of one's best girl. painted porcelain frame on top. For con venienco the china la an improvement over last year's sliver utensils for desks; they a T more easily cleaned and more ornain.enJt As there is little expense Incurred in u acquisition of a Dresden outfit they win suredly be popular gifts of the Christ-uao. THE BIGGER HALF. I cannot understand," said the bac,hJ; clerk, " why a man's wife Is called the ter half.' " , v -it " You would," said the married clew. you had to divide your salary with on 1 Cincinnati Enquirer. iiiiMgiiu ,mnm n i wm i n i aiinwniN m m ...a .rrr.lMmt )Wi iIMinilllllllril , ,,1,1 ''JU-'.w.lhMlto- '

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