The Buffalo Times from Buffalo, New York on November 2, 1902 · 6
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The Buffalo Times from Buffalo, New York · 6

Buffalo, New York
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Sunday, November 2, 1902
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6 THE BTJFFAIX IXXUST RATED TIMES. i !- 1 COL, KATE'S ODSERVAtlOrlS THE JOLLY BACHELOR GIRL All men love her, the bachelor girl, for, con pled with her divinely feminine traits that appeal to man's sentimental side she ha just enough of the dash of the boy in her "makeup" to render her charmingly companionable at all times. This happy combination is the bachelor girl's paramount attraction, and through It he works wonders with the, mascular heart. Of course, there are bachelor girls and bachelor girls. The ideal, the sweetly feminine bachelor girl is she who, from force of circumstances, Hves alone and who, without losing her natural femi nine graces or trying to rid herself of them because she thinks it chic, has acquired a delightfully-fascinating touch of masculine confidence mat comes of worldly contact. - The woman who la ultra-refined and fastidious is much like an overdose of - sweets which palls on the palate. But the girl who has had to make the best of - things and, while preserving the love liest and most lovable traits of her character, has imbibed at the same time a goodly amount of self-assertive force through her association with men. often is very much more companionable for a man than the woman who has known nothing of the rougher edges of lire. ine oacneior gin wno cultivates a mannish swagger and adoDts mannish looking togs, except when occasion demands them as a matter of comfort, is . not the kind of bachelor girl that appeals to a man. She is repulsive, not entrancing. vis no one to be shocked if she makes happiness and the Ineffable satisfaction of minding her own business without unwelcome or unsought fbif; assistance. Despite the protests of inany cynical men I declare that there really acre some women who prefer to mind their own affairs on their own responsibility. The bachelor girl, especially, has this distinctive attribute, and she derives not a little satisfaction therefrom. For instance, she often has to employ makeshifts that will lighten the burden of living expenses. Because she lives to herself and attends to her own affairs she does not feel any! humiliation through enforced economies. She also knows that those who spend a great part of their time not looking after their own matters will not talk about her little economies, for the simple reason that she is the only one who has knowledge of them. j Again, the bachelor girl secures sat isfaction from the knowledge that there ly says something that she is half ashamed of. but which will not make much difference if there is no woman to gossip about It, because men will laugh off such a situation and treat it as a Joke, while another woman, particularly if she be plain and unattractive, will make a very high mountain of a very tiny mole hilL The ideal bachelor girl has no desire to be loud or unwomanly, but she has less to be misconstructed, as women are wont to misconstrue one another. Of course, the bachelor girl just dearly loves the college man, and her rooms are filled with souvenirs of pleasant escapades and spoony adventures with the "boys." There are photographs of glee clubs and of individuals galore, and no matter how "blue" she may feel at times, a glance at the laughing face of Fred, or a long drawnout sigh as she looks at Jack, will awaken pleasant memories and will make, her for- an unintentional 6reak,"or impulsive- ' get the- loneliness of -her position. A man loves a companionable woman, one who has much of a man's liberality in viewing the ways of the world, yet who has sufficient womanly tenderness to enjoy a little sentimentality when time and circumstances mellow him up a wee btt. There are times when a man wants to treat a woman on something - like a man's footing, and there are other times , when he wants to enjoy all the charm of true, tender womanliness. Top much of the masculine element in a woman is never pleasing, but the woman who has thetact to strike the happy medium can string hearts along her trail as easily as children tie paper strips to a kite's tall. It is only a question of knowing where to draw the line, where the bachelor tendency abruptly should cease. . The bachelor girl is generally one whom circumstances has forced to earn her own living. She has had an experience that convinces her that, far from being a fact that women should not live alone, woman is far better when alone. She revels in the peace of her lonesome bdthelor apartment, and she flees when other women organize, a something closely akin to a populous, cackling hen roost, called) a club. She knows that In living alone she will enjoy the unique ZZZZZZZiZZZZZZZiZ '" ' Z:ZiWMffPMMMM$Wi. 'iWMm9BM:", '':.ZZ0&WhSWMM&tZiMVf. v ' " V v- - : dk9mmSmm9 mm&mzmmmwxm zmzsmoommmmi ' - - . I ! - v - , " I Yf : , Jp ' I - ' '-''' A: 1 VMS - I I;, ,' -' IN RAINY-DAY TOGS. The Jolly Bachelor Girl. . - - . . t i - y - K!;g:;:;.to;5srf - . ' i 3 r-TSp- inaepenoent and, above all. the saucy du luvauie Dacneior girl. i COLONEL KATE INSIDE. There are only 400 real Iron riots Tnat float in the stream of Style, abo some or these pots. They are pretty tonzh lots, 'though they float with a satisfied smile. And woe to the pot that la made out of clay Who dares to Join in with the throng, If thebook that is blue Doesn't recognize yon, Tou will float I don't rhink4-very long. In fact. I don"t think the old saints. If they could. Would care to mix up with these pots. Brass. China and Delf. On the old kitchen shelf. Hare a happier time of it lots. And the 400 pots. In the social swim. Many thanks to paint powder and pride. May look like a dream, .4? they float down the stream. But they re horribly battered. Inside. (Life. she: dotes on college boys. The Jolly Bachelor Girl. love's lexicon. They should be too sacred for a cigarette. Yet some few girls can do the trick of smoking so gracefully that It looks rather "cute." Whether a woman looks adorable or disgusting while smoking all depends on the way she goes about It. lilllll Will! i;VVV:VV :r? r, , 7:j iilS3 f . . i HON. BIRD SIMS COLER. Democratic Csadldavte for Ge im New York Staite. The bachelor girl Is a worker. She is either an artist student, a musician, or an ambitious actress, who has left 'her home and made one for herself, where Independent and alone, she can pursue her chosen path. But she Is not too busy to dream of days when she may become famous and the cheery little bachelor quarters expand into a real home, to be shared with those whom she loves. The bachelor girl is unconventional. She is possessed of no desire to shock anyone, yet she hates formality. Only few men enjoy social restrictions; hence, the charm of the bachelor girl. She observes, though, such conventionalities as she considers to be the hall-mark of good breeding, and which her womanly tact forbids her to ignore. The bachelor girl knows full well how to appear as a society belle, and she has all a woman's love for dress and admiration, but her life also has a side too serious to devote too much thought to feminine frivolities. If she appears at formal functions, she has all the pride in her appearance that makes a -woman attractive and incidentally brings some knight to her feet to fill her heart with hope and its happier sequence love. She is too wise not to appreciate the fact that a man's heart is "pierced through his eyes. She knows that the woman who would win the heart of a man worth winning must appear to such advantage as will make him feel proud of her, no matter what the environment may be. The bachelor girl who nas worked and who has learned worldly wisdom thereby, has an Immense fund of tact and discretion. She knows human nature as her more fortunate sister will never know It. She knows that solid comfort Is the main ingredient when love is being brewed. Being independent and unconventional herself she simply thinks nothing of the little foibles of a man. She does not object to tobacco smoke. If the curtains become impregnated with the odor, well, they can be cleaned. Such little things never worry her. There is no denying that many bachelor girls love a cigarette. I confess that I have little sympathy for nicotine indulgence by a woman. But the bachelor girl who works hard and nas Deen persuaaea Dy ner womers tnat tobocco has a soothing influence that stimulates fancy, may be pardoned in following the lead of Cuban beauties and Spanish Grande Dames. Then, too, while there are many masculine cigarette fiends, I do not remember ever having heard of a female cigarette victim. I do not like to see a cigarette sticking between a woman's lips. Beautiful, pouting lips were more truly made for kisses and the pretty little nothings of The bachelor girl is always ready. She may be Just dead tired, but let one of her "boys" loom up and want her to go anywhere and she is ready on the minute. The weather does not feaze her. Her work requires her to be out at all times and on all occasions, and, consequently, she is weather proof. Her rainy day togs have just the masculine cut that makes her irresistible, and she braves the storm with a saucy smile and defies even the elements to mar her dainty skin. There is a roguish twinkle in her eyes and Bhe thanks a beneflcient providence that she is not a hothouse product. The bachelor glrl has no Intrusive pains and aches. She resents the imputation of not being able to stand the fa- tigue or the exercise that delights her brother. She may come home dead tired . and throw herself on the couch, but ac- n.A,vm-cugc mo.!. Bntr was urea never. And the bachelor girl would' feel disgraced if she were suspected of the lackadaisical whims of her more fortunate sisters. The bachelor girl is not likely to be on the hunt for matrimony and misery. She really does not care to marry. She knows what she has and is too sensible not to fear what she may be getting. When she looks at Maud and Maine, who married with a 'brass band and came down with a small-sized toot horn, she thanks her lucky stars that she is still an unappropriated blessing. She Just loves "the boys," but she sees so many who were ideal sweethearts de velop Into very commonplace husbands that she is glad that she has escaped husbands, with a few choice miseries thrown In. The longer she stays single the less inclination she has to forego her independence. Besides, she has earned her own money and spent it as she chose for so long that she hesitates to let even Cupid rivet chains on her bright young life. The bachelor girl has completely driven the old maid out of business. Formerly superfluous, antiquated females were appliqued upon the coat-tails of more fortunate relatives, but the bachelor girl has done away with all that. She has started on her own independent career, and the lovely part of It is that she is generally a success, and a winner at all times. She enters a race with nothing in the world except her own good looks and her own indomitable will and instead of taking time to rail against Fate she works. But the real blessing that the bachelor girl has conferred on her fellows is that she has rendered the old maid obsolete. There are retired belles and "unappropriated blessings," but there are no old maids in the 20th century. In her place there is the winsome, healthy, beautiful. .':::: . i j 1 HARRY M. KAISER. Democratic Camdidate for Sheriff la Eric Coanty THE AUTHOR OF "EDGES" BRIEF WORDS ABOUT A YOUNG WESTERN WOMAN OF GREAT ABILITY. What can be more ideal than that an author should illustrate his own book If all stories could be illustrated In that way, we should have no more of the hastily drawn sketches which do not follow the text. I remember one story In which the hero rescues the heroine from a railroad wreck and they find their way to a farm house; have something to eat, and the illustration shows the hero at the table in immaculate evening dress, down to shoes and iiiifllis: & jffC; ; ;'VV;lj A MISS ALICE WOODS, AUTHOR OF "EDGES." THE DEATH OF DAWN. 1 saw the fragile blue-eyed Morn Rise blushing from her rest; She drew her cloudy garments, ' torn, Across her pulsing abreast. She girdled them with bands of gold, Hung dewdropa in her hair, A perfume fell from every fold And languished on the air. i - Upsprang the young, the ardent Day, His white brow wreathed with Are; Hot-footed o'er the purple way. He sped to his desire. He shook the Jewels from her hair, His kisses burned her face. She grew more pale, she grew more fair, And died In his embrace. (R.da Johnson Young, in Brandur Magazine. gloves, and- I think a boutonniere! No illustrator, even though his drawings be careful and sympathetic, is able to show us Ithe characters in "a story with the same insight with which the author can take up the pencil and put before us In black and white the people he has made live in our minds. Miss Alice Woods, author of "Edges," has drawn the pictures for her own work, published by the Bowen-Merrill Co. of Indianapolis. They show a refreshing sympathy with the story that is as pleasing as it is unusual. A fine picture of Miss Woods in an original pose Is shown on this page. A review of her work will appear in due time in the regular llterarv department of THE TIMES.- - , "a. " f J! 1 - - y'r f-Z ' vtx 'Z z?. EDWARD E. COATSWORTH. Democratic Candidate for District Attoraey of Erie Coanty. DEMOCRACY'S CANDIDATES FOR ELECTION ON THE STATE TICKET NEXT TUESDAY A . iliilWil piilliiiii Z;t "U, - - For IJentGovernor. CHARLES IT. BULGER. - - - i- - For Attorney General. i JOHN CISSKE5. x " 4 :Z . - " ' -ti"g-iWb.iW- :, f ..... ... if .mi... I ' f y A ' "7 Z.X. ;f " - A : A J mMmfZMZZZ" :--"' JM )0 "Si For Secretary State. FRANK H. MOTT. For ComptroUer. CHARLES M. PRESTON. For Treaanrer. GEORGE R. FINCH. ' , , " i -"'"''' si , ; , " ' y ' , - v"i. i y I ' I ' i i " ' ' I , -1 I r - i ; t z i - - 1 " - I - . "J I ! '. I 3 For Enartneer and Snrvcyor RICHARD W. SHERMAN. For Conrt of Appeals. Jt'DGE JOHN CLINTON GREY. u

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