- THE COFFEY VILLE DAILY JOURNAL, MONDAY. EVENING, DECEMBER 5, ; 1910. -- - --. - . . SpIRfflffi(lJ ; Kfe W ; ' . ' Popular In Washington jSbcie TO) i ll Quotations by Today's Tclcflraph DURBIH TO PLAY WITH OMAHA Southpaw to Return to Organized Ball, . Saya Fort Scott Report. Blaine -Durbin has sold his cigar and billiard business at Miami, Okla., and will, report to "Pa" O'ltourke at Omaha when the baseball season oens, says a report from Fort Scott. This will be interesting news to Durban's Coffeyville friends, who were f the opinion that the crack southpaw was out of -organized baseball for keeps. However, he was neither suspended, nor blacklisted by O'Rourke, and there will doubtless be very little trouble in signing. He was sold by Fred Clarke of the Pittsburg Nationals to Omaa about a year ago, but refused to report and played independent ball during the past season, pitching a greater part of the season for the Coffeyville White Sox. Durbin is a Fort Pcott product and began his professional career thera 111 ji Ti - TT11 lnnfrii wiia me oiu ivussihui v.-.iry icasuo club in 1904. From the start he was a "find," and next season saw him with the JoDlin club of the Western association. Here he was the sensation of the league, and at tbe end of the season was drafted by the Chicago j Nationals, with whom he remained, durin gthe seasons of 1907 and 1908. He wasn't given much of a chance and finally figured in a trade with Cincinnati. "Cincinnati then traded him to Pittsburg, which farmed him out to tne scranton team m tne iew xorK State league, with whom he played right field during the 1909 season. Pittsburg then sold him to Omaha. THE "K" WAS AWARDED TO 16 K. U. Gridiron Warriors Received the Coveted Letter. Lawrence, Dec. Jj. 'Sixteen football players were awarded "K"', tlie honor letter of the school. The" letters were presented to the men at the annual banquet given in their honor. About two hundred persons, including members of the faculty and students, attended the function. Chancelor F.'ank Strong presided and toasts were giv en by the coaches, Referee J. C. Masker, Captain Johnson, "Mil "il nf "th ' UL h, iT..n Lynch and Prcf. H. C. Hill school of law. The "K's" were awarded PtrerW. V.. T.nnsrlnn ThP mPn w'nnl received the letters follow: Powers, i Wilhelm.. Davis, Kabler, Smith, Lynch, Davidson, Ammcns, Cowell, Ahrens, Frice, Heil,-Johnson, Harold Woodbury, Charles Woodbury, and Spear. "Tiny"Smith. Davidson and Lynch were awarded the two years service stripe on their sweaters. Another "K" granted was to Verne Smith, who played football last year, but who did net receive a "K". HOOSIERS MAY LOOSE . SHELDON Football . Coach Refuses Athletic Board an Answer Until Jan. 1. ; . Bloomington, Ind., Dec. '5. That Indiana university is in danger of losing James .M. Sheldon as football coach i3 known because Sheldon has informed the local athletic board that he will be unable to give a definite answer until the first of the year. During the six years Jimmy has coaehed Indiana the varsity has scored a total of 6C3 points to 2G4 of its opponents in forty-one games played. SHIES AT STEINFELDT'S JOB- Tinker . Says His Wanting., to Play Third Base Is "All a Joke." Chicago, Dec. 5. All stories to the effect that the veteran Cub infield would be disrupted next season went glimmering yesterday when Joe Tinker denied that he was after Harry Steinfieldt's position at third base. It has been reported that the Thespian would seek his side partner's iob next season and that he wouldn't be satisfied unless he secured it. Tinker originally was a third baseman, knows exactly what a man is up against, at that corner, and unless the position was" forced upon him he wouldn't take it unless there was more remuneration than he is receiving at present. In this connection it isn't necessary to say that Steinfeldt has not been released, that he hos not been sold, that he hasn't been traded, nor that there is any possibility of any of these dire things happening to him. President Murphy ner has said he is ready to let the third baseman go, nor has Manager Chance- signified his intention of getting rid of the former Red. Shortly after the world's series there was musch talk on the part of agoodmank persons that - Steinfeldt should be released. Immediately Tinker, Evers, and Zimmerman were quoted as saying that they- wanted the position. Hofman. Schulte, and Sheckard also may have signified a desire to occupy the third corner, but it is not known. But the truth of the matter has come out and each and every cne of these men only clamored for the t position, - because they wanted to make the joke a real joke. Joe. Tinker, , in discussing the posi-t ion;: said :A,"Third base is - a 4 nice MONDAY, DECEMBER 5th Barton & Wiswell (Inc.) Present ' THE:; SMART - SET cJn a New Up-to-Date Musical Comedy ' GEORGE WAGTON B , , W'tif1 )3;EHrycent C,ored Comedian - SALEM TUTT WHITNEY Supported by Homer Tutt and Forty. Singefs-Dancers-Comedians. . PR ICES Lower Floor; 50c, 75c, $1.00; Balcony, 50c, 75c $1.00: Boxes $1.50. Seats onjsale Friday Morning. , place to play when they are hitting them at short,- second, or first. A fel-loy playing shortstop has a little time to think how he is going to stop the ball when it is -hit hard at him, but at third base there isn't a chance for.'fcira to put down his hands or dodge one of those cannonballs. Everything: is against his . smothering them and he stands in line for a bruise some place on his body. Shortstop is good enough for me." j $ j j j j j j j j $ j j j $ BASEBALL NOTES. ; 5 . - - ... - ; - J J Eddie Collins didn't take the trip to Cuba with the Athletics. Dave Altizer of the Cincinnati Reds took part in only three games, but hit at a .&50dip. . - ; Pitcher Henry Mathewson, a brother of Christy, has signed with the Oklahoma City club of the Texas league. Rube Waddell has tired cf trap-shooting and soccer football and will now "try a turn- on the vaudeville stage. It is said that Secretary William H. Locke of the Pittsburg club will be elected president of the Boston Nationals. If Manager McAleer can put over a trade, Jack Flynn of the Pirates will be a member of the Washington team next season.. Detroit fans claim that Evers and Tinker of the Cubs have nothing on the old Tiger combination of "Kid" Elberfield and "Kid" Gleason. "Tip" O'Neill, president of the Western league, is in California looking after the details for the coming of the Boston Red Sox next spring. Willie Keeler, "Cy" Seymour, Fred Tenny and Hughie Hearne are being considered - for the -position of (manager of the St. Louis Browns. FITZ CLAIMS THE CHAMPIONSHIP Cornishman Never Defeated for Middleweight Title. Chicago, Dec. 5. "I was never defeated for the title and I am still the middleweight champion pugilist, of the world," declared Robert J. Fitz-simmons. "And I stand readv to de i simmons- Alld 1 stand readj 'fG"d my title 'ofciy is ban il will post a forfeit of $5,000 as I)et that 1 can defeat any of barred and as a side the so- middles Of today. flfrtun?u dtath of Stanley xicia iiu ijcji iiig vu. me ques- tion. He and I were to fieht. in Snn- kane a short time ago, but the proposed match was called off. "The reason I claim the middleweight title is because I won it and never had it taken away from me. "Weight? Well I was fighting heavies when I was in the middle class. Maybe some of the promising midleweigbts of today would like to take a char.ee with nie," and . F.itz whistled a right hook through the air. "Jeffries was doped. There's no jjfljiestion about it. I saw him at his training quarters and he didn't recognize me. I saw him last week in Los Angeles and he told me that he didn't remember my calling on him. Take it from me, if they ever fight again and . Jeff is trained there will be a different story.- But there's no one in the ring today who could beat Johnson." MISSOURI PLAYERS GET "M'S." Sixteen Members of the Varsity Football Squad Are Rewarded. Columbia, Mo., Dec. 5. In-recognition of their last season performances sixteen members of the 1910 varsity football squad were awarded football "M's" by the athletic committee of the University of Missouri. Those selected to receive letters were: Miller and Thompson, centers; Capt. Thaeher and Barnes, guards; Johnson and Hastings, tackles; Bur-rus, Idler and Shuck, ends; Klein' and Saunders," quarter backs; Lemire, Curtis, Hall and Mills, half backs; and Hackney, full back. Only three of the above named players Hastings, Lemure and Mills are sophomore or first year varsity men, while nine of them Thaeher, Johnson, Idler Shuck,- Klein, Saunders, Curtis, Hall and Hackney won places on Coach Rohrer's champion team last year. L With the exception of Burress, Klein and Saunders, all of the sixteen 1910 "M" winners are eigible for at least one year more of football. Vote for the armory and convention hall, and do it early. Keeping White T Floors : White Most housekeepers would prefer to keep the kitchen floor unpainted and "in the white," were it not for the labor of keeping such a floor in satisfactory condition. However, the work of scrubbing will be lightened and milk-white floors can be easily attained, by dissolving in each pailful of warm water a tablespoon of Gold Dust ; washing . powder. If scrubbed this way each week old stains that seem to be ground into the wood will soon disappear altogether. This is , also .excellent for. scrubbing stone steps snu wooa wonc : - , JOE WOOD III BAD AT BOSTON Former Brush League Star Asks for Raise Slated for Release. President John I. Taylor of the Boston Americans has asked: for waivers on the services of eight players, including pitcher Joe Wood, one of the Red-Sox's mainstays. It appears that Wood had such -a high opinion of ns value as a slabman that when last season closed he . notified President Taylor that he was ready to sign for 1911 at a toig increase in salary. President Tayloiy. however, informed Wood that as his pitching had not been " wholly satisfactory he wonld have to sign' a new contract calling for less money than he received this year. As Wood flared up at this, the Boston magnate lost no time in tabbing him for release. President Taylor therefore has again asserted his independence as a club-owner and has declined to be bull dozed. He acted in a similar manner in 1909, when Fred Lake, who was then manager of, the Red -Sox, tried to dictate terms. Lake had, until Taylor engaged him at a salary said to be not more than $3000 for the season, which, however, was in excess of the pay he had been receiving in minor leagues. Lake's management of the Red Sox, on the surface seemed excellent and when the team had reached second place close behind the.Detroits, he suddenly interviewed Taylor in this manner: "If you want, me, to manage your tonm next year, you'll have to pay me $S,-000 and sign me now." "Your services will not be required after this season," replied Taylor, "and you can have your release for nothing." Lake was allowed to go, too, in spite of much criticism, but sinc6 then has expressed regret that he attempted to hold Taylor up. The Boston magnate's fearless policy was also shown when h traded Harry ord and McCon-nell to the White Sox last summer for Pitcher Frank Smith and Third Baseman Purtell. Taylor had personal reasons for getting" rid of Lord and paid no attention to outside influences. In asking waivers on Pitcher Wood the Boston magiiale shows evident contempt-for the proposed third league engineered by Promoter D, A. Fletcher. He ha .sthoroughly investigated Fletcher's plans and believes that the whole scheme is a bubble that will burst of its own accord. He says that Fletcher can not raise money enough to float another league, in-as much as capitalists realize that a fight with organized baseball interests would result in financial risast3r. This is a growing opinion among other major league club owners, although some of them have allowed their players to play both ends against the middle in arranging for new contracts. ':! rT'-v jaah-.v'' :fM.-.-. jutfj. swcs- .-.'-jOff. . . utM - r-v.'.-.-.".... v.'.-.-'w - . v Mile. Marvingt," who recently flew in a monoplane for the Coupe Femina competition, being held in Paris, tyit declares that flying is not a suitable sport for women. "Flying," she said, "requires qualities of sang froid, initiative and prompt decision, which not twenty-five per cent of the weaker sex possess. None but those who have been active in. sports all their lives can hope to fly an aeroplane." The -.Coupe Femina is offered, to the women aviator making the hest distance record before December 31. The distance covered by Mile. Marvingt during her remarkable flight recently was forty-five . kilometres. Owing to the atmospheric conditions under which she flew, her flight is considered remarkable. THAT HOBBLE SKIRT Pleases Some and Causes Others to Kick Strenuously. The men of the educated countries populated by the Caucasian race complain because their wives insist on wearing hobble skirts thus impeding their speed while the men of China insist that their wives wear hobble skirts that they might stay at home and not gad around on .the street. Man is a queer character. He is never satisfied. One part will clam- I or for one thing and another will ciamor against it and no matter which prevails, one finds a, large number, that are not suited. -The women of the Orient have worn hobble skirts for centuries. Not of the same style as have recently become a fad in this country 'but then they wear hobble skirts. Should the fad continue in our own dear old United States, it will .be but a' short time until our ' wives, ; sisters and mothers will walk with a short, quick step as do the Chinese and Japanese. ' One cannot blame the hustling American for complaining of the hobble 4 or r this, reason : - While escorting a lady-on the street the short' steps A Woman Aviator 1 I v: 111- I.- C C:"z?T I I rt Mrs. George Young, wife of the second secretary of ithe British embassy, the Honorable George Young, and her charming children, a family which is one of the most ipopular in Washington society- circles. The Youngs have-been stationed in Washington for several years past and are among the most popular members of the diplomatic corps. Unlike many diplomats they don't live in an apartment, but in a roomy, cosy house on Bancroft place N.E. Mrs. Young was Miss Helen Ilbert, a noted English beauty, and' her marriage to Mr. Young was a romance of several seasons ago. The oldest child is attending a private school here and is proficient in music and French. Baby George Young, Jr., is principally interested in what St. Nicholas will bring him for Christmas. - - she s forced to make renders it impossible of rihm to'make the same step as she thus giving the couple an awkward appearance. The hobble might iprove a valuable article' in Missouri or Illinois where the populace are required to wade the mud nine months of the year, but there is no excuse for th women of this section of the country to wear them for -the reason that so few, that have lived here all their lives know what mud looks like? The hohble would also be valuable in a country where crude oil is sprinkled oh the street to retard the flying dust but such roads are not found in this section. The same can be said of the young men's trousers made with cuffs on the bottoms of the leg. The habit originated in sections of the country where the men were required to turn up their trousers to prevent the bottom from coming in contact with mud filled wit huntold number of microbes. The practice soon became a fad and a style. Now a large number wear the cuff on their trousers although not as many as two years ago when the fad was in all its glory. Trousers with cuffs and the hobble skirt have their advantages and disadvantages. The cuffs are on the decline and the hobble skirt is in the heights of its ambition. ,As a result hoth will soon be a thing of . the past and the American husband will be able to walk in the same step with his better-half while out promenading. NEW ANIMALS FOR DESERTS. Giraffe One of Many That Would Thrive in Arizona and Mexico. The lonely American deserts, which have produced nothing so far but cowboy-romances, and rattlesnakes, says Captain Fritz Duquesne, in September Success Magazine, can also be stocked with valuable animals which would be of great service, if they only broke the heartrending monotony of the mournful sands. The giraffe, one of the most docile animals in the world, whose flesh is as good as any ever eaten, whose hide is so tough that it will turn even a spear, and which will live on the cacti and hush of the desert, away from any -conflict with the domestic cattle, should be placed in Arizona and New Mexico. The giraffe reaches the height of 20 feet and weighs a ton at full growth. " A peculiar thing about the ..flesh of the giraffe is that It is absolutely free from uric acid, which ie one. of the great faults of the domestic beef and which, according to some authorities, causes, such diseases as rheumatism, gout, etc. . . There are ten other African animals that would thrive on the arid country and add to the food supply. Most of them could be farmed like the ostrich, and all would thrive in a wild state. -. The bushbuck would do well in the foothills region. Its height is about three feet, its flesh has ' a very fine flavor and its leather is of the best quality. It has a relation known as" the harnessed bushbuck, which is very common on the Kalahari desert. ' It pets its name from its beautiful harness4ike markings. The flesh and leather are the same as the bushbuck's. The handsome gemsbok with its beautiful straight horns and white head is equally adaptable to the dry country. It grows toabout four feet, weighs frcm200 to 230 pounds and is built about the hind quarters , something like a well '. built cob. I have met him. in the middle of the Kalahari desert,-where there was no water, for hundreds of ..miles. It is fine game and its flesh is excellent. - Watch The Journal WantrAdg -. - VvV SI ' i. 1 AND DO Y,0UR MAILING EARLY Packages That Avoid the Christmas Rush Aro Safer. You can begin sending mail for Christmas right now, and if you do you may feel assured that it will land at its destination safely. If you wait until the rush of the last few days you run the risk of your mail being damaged in the crush, for everybody will be maling packages along about December 23, you know. But who wants to get Christmas packages a month before time to hang up the stockings? -Here's the answer, all figured out by the postoffice men: Just write "To be opened Christmas" on the package. Then the package, safe and sound, can be laid away by the receiver. You know the week before Christmas the mail cars arc so crowded that the clerks have to climb around on the packages and many of the postoffices are in just as jammed a condition. TRAVELERS WANT PLATFORM. Organization Will Try to Have Railroads Raise Depot Platforms. The United Commercial Travelers are making a determined effort to have the railroad companies make improvements in- the mode that is now being used bv passengers in boarding and leaving trains. The' following from a Leavenworth paper indicates the improvements that are being sought for by the travelers: "The lowering of the depot platform thus making a high step for passengers entering coaches has caused considerable agitation against them. L. P. Bartel of Concordia, with his wife is a guest of Miss Alma Humphrey of this city, sentthe following letter to the grievance committee of the United Commercial Travelers' council yesterday. "There is a matter of grave, Importance, which in my mind, should be taken up through your channel, and that is the manner in which most of the railroads are -handling their passengers, in boarding and alighting from the trains. "So many of the roads now-a-days have lowered their platforms at the depots making it a very high step for the passengers to board or alight from the train. In a great many cases we find that the one-time used auxiliary step is not in evidence. On many of the trains we find these steps on the platform of the cars and the iporter fails to use them. In many cases, as I have said, they are not on the train at all or at least they are not in sight. "In many cases where the platform at the depot is on the level with the ties that the first step is about .on the level with the waist of the ordinary man, and when it comes to our mothers, sisters, wives and daughters with their more delicate organs, itf is appalling to think of the possible injury that may result from the high stepping, especially when , the passenger has one or more grips, to handle. ". "Considering the above conditions, I pray that your body form a resolution asking that the U. C. T. as an organization of travelers take this matter up with the different lines of railroads, beseeching them to employ an auxiliary step of sufficient substance or some other remedy that will relieve this dangerous method of boarding and alighting from the trains." The Manager Well, Flossie, what do you want now? The Actress I want a raise, and I want it, now. The Manager How'd it be if I'd raise you $100 a week in the press stories, and only reduce your real pay $2.50. Cleveland Leader. ' - -Watch' Thg Journal JVant-Ads -'KANSAS CITY. By tlie Associated Press. , Kansas City, Dec. 5. Wheat Cash unchanged to lc higher; No. 2 hard, 9296c; No. 3, 9091c; No. 2 red, 9596c; . No. 3. 9395c. . Corn. Unchanged to c higher; No. 2 mixed, 45c; No. 3, 44c; No. 2 white, 45c; No. 3, 44c. Oats. Unchanged; No. 3 white, 33c; No. 2 mixed, 3133c. " Rye. No. 2,-7074c. Hay. Unchanged; choice timothy, $14.00 14.50; choice prairie, $11.5012.00. Broom. Corn $60.00120.00 person."" Wheat Receipts. x 127 cars. . : . Close Wheat. ' Dec, 90c bid; May, 9494c bid; July, 90 c bid. Corn. Dec, 44c bid; May, 47c bid; July, 48c sellers. "! , Cattle. Receipts, 15,000; . market steady; yearlings, $6.90 ; native steers, $4.75 7.00; cows and heifers, $2.756.00; stockers and feeders, $3.50 5.25; bulls, $3.404.75; calves, $4.00 8.00. Hogs. - Receipts, 6,000; market 10c to 15c higher; heavy, $7.357.45; packers and butchers, $7.35 7.40;. light, $7.30 7.42. Butter. Creamery, 29c; firsts, 26c; seconds, 24c; packing stock, 19c 31c; firsts, 29c; seconds, 20. CHICAGO. Close Wheat. Dec, 91c; May. 97y8c;' Jluy, 94c. Corn. Dec, 4647c; May, 48c; July, 49c. -Oats. Dec, 321,6c; May, 3435c; Jluy, 34 c. Pork. Jan., $18.25; May, $17.25. " Lard. Jan., $10.05; May, $9.90. Cattle. Receipts, 32,000: steady to 10c lower; beeves, $4.457.40; stockers and feeders, $3.25 5.70; cows and heifers, $2.206.15. logs. - Receipts, 32,000;- market steady; light, $77.45; mixed, $7.057.45; heavy, -7.057.50; rough, $7.057.20; pigs, $6.507.40. ST. LOUIS. Close Wheat. Dec, 93c; May, gsc. Corn. Dec, 46c; May, 47 c. Oats. Dec, 32V8C; May, 34V8c. Lead. Dull; $4.35. .'. Spelter. Dull; $5.85. Cattle. Receipts, 5,500; steady; native steers, $57.25; cows and heifers, $3.25 6.25; stockers , and feeders, $3.505.25. -Hogs. Receipts, 7,000; 5c higher; pigs and lights, $7P7.60; packers, $6.907.50; butchers, $7.357.60. GALVESTON. Cotton. Lower; 14c NEW YORK. Money On call, easy; closing, bid 2V2 percent. " . EXPRESS PACKAGES EARLY Companies Will Be Busy and Cars Crowded Christmas Week. Give your Christmas express (package at least three on four days longer to reach its destination than you would allow yourself for the same trip, were you going as a railroad passenger. And it would makethe package all the safer if you would give it even more than that, expressmen say. in fact, you can start it today and the company will furnish you a neatly worded little notice telling the consignee not to open it until Christmas. . . The trouble is that there are not enough express cars to carry the Christmas rush. Packages are jammed in too tight, and packages don't hon off one train and deliver themselves o the next, as passengers do. It takes time to make the transfers. Too many persons" suppose that an ovnresa nackaee. even in the holiday rush, will go through as fast as a . passenger. : - Here are some of the don'ts suggested, for holiday express shippers: . Don't wait later than December 15 to start your package. Don't pack fragile articles in fragile packages; pay a few cents more and have them properly boxed. Don't fail to tell merchants from whom you buy frail things for shipment to pack them for shipping; the interior packing of shipments is what counts. Don't trust a tag to carry the address; write it on the wrapper in, ink or crayon, and have it inside the package, too, so there'll be no delay if the outside address . is torn off. Don't ship money or jewelry in a package of common merchandise; put it into a sealed package, then the company will be responsible for its safe delivery. It won't be otherwise. Don't forget to put a big "perishable" tag on all breakable shipments. The express companies will f u . such tags. Don't fail to have your package marked "paid" in large letters; that is if you are prepaying the charges. BABIES NOT TO BLAME, , 'Mrs. Joseph T. Bowen is . a philanthropic woman of Chicago . who is raising a fund to provide milk for the children who are said to toe starving because of the Btrike. There' are 'between 5,000 and. 7,000 such children. LOCAL duOTATinwa v- Wells-Bros.- Commercial Co.. qntied the following prices for country pro duce for today: Hen turkeys, 8 lbs. and over. 17 170 Ycung torn turkeys, 10 lbs and ' over 17 17 He Old torn turkeys loloc Hens and pullets 99c Spring chicks over 2 lbs 7(570 Broilers (springs under 2 lb) 12H12c Roosters 66,c Geese .. 88Hc Ducks S'fec Pigeons, dozen ; 50 60c Eggs 27c Butter 2230C New potatoes .- 7,-c Cabbage, per cwt M $1.00 Apples, per barrel.. .$2.50 4.00 Retail Prices. Quotations furnished by the Squar Deal Feed Store: Flour $3.00 Shorts, per cwt. $1.25 Bran, per cwt $1.15 Bran and shorts, mixed $1.1 Corn chops $1.10 Oil Meal, per cwt i $2.25 Oyster shell, per cwt $1.25 Hickory Creelc Grit, iper cwt.... $1.00 Alfalfa $1.35 Corn Meal, per cwt ; $1.85 Corn ." 60c New Oats, bushel 40c Dlgestor Tankage, cwt $2.50 Choice Cottonseed Meal, cwt.... $1.75 Grain. Following are the quotations on grain furnished by the Rea-Patterson Grain company: Wheat, No. 2 red, bu 85c White Corn, new, bii 45c Mixed Corn, bu 4oc Oats, per bu 27c Hay, per ton $7 $3 CALL IT WOMAN'S CHARTER Englishwomen Propose Organization to Deal with Dress Extravagance. It is alleged that a woman's society is about to be formed to combat tho increasing variety of clothing. The following resolutions are proposed for acceptance: 1. That the cost of clothes should bear a definite percentage to income a 5 to 10 per cent limit might be considered normal. A maximum to be agreed on in the case of large incomes. 2. That a good and beautiful fashion should be retained as long as possible, not only for its own fitness, but also in order that women may learn to adapt it to themselves. 3. That crinolines and hobble skirts be equally tabooed, with all innovations that distort the figure and crii-iple free movement. 4. That whereas many beautiful species of birds are in danger of extinction owing to the ruthless slaughter at breeding time .for the decoration of women's headgear, this destruction should be ended by the action of women themselves in refusing any longer to wear scalps. 5. That the society pledges itself to encourage teh old and beautiful in dustries of the lace makers and the makers of flowers and to protect them as far as possible, from the rapid changes of the mode, whereby many women workers are thrown out of employment. That' certain rules bo made and kept that is, the short skirt for walking, the long skirt for the house. Other rules to be added as seems advisable. 7. That every costume should have a pocket. 8. That gowns should be made so that women can cope with the fastenings thereof themselves. 9. That women shall take pride in being seen often in the same costume. Is there not vulgarity in seeking to make constant, changes? 10. - That members of the society pledge themselves to pay their dressmakers' bills. 11. That the - clothes, question should come up, as Is natural twice in the year at the spring and the fall. That proper time and attention should then he given to it, and the wholo subject dismissed. 12. That a costume should be judged, not hy its cost, but by its beauty of form, coloring, and 'general appropriateness, and distinction. 13. That simplicity should be considered a merit of the highest. 14. That it be deemed an offenso to look like a fashion plate. 15. That in order to encourage fine hand sewing, every member be invited to make a woman's blouse and a man's shirt to, 'pass the committee of experts. Further suggestions on social manners: (a) Members will cease to carry gold and jeweled bags, containing money, in the street, forasmuch as it Is no longer the usage to scatter largesse as we go among the crowd. (b) They will also endeavor to look pleasant and make room for the thirteenth passenger In an omnibus on a wet day. . (c) They will foow and say Thank you, in. an audible voice if a door is opened for them or a seat given up to them. (d) They witf endeavor to raise the standard of independence and personal dignity by the scrupulous payment of small debts cab fares, etc. (e) ,They will always and in all places seek to defend and protect other women, refusing to listen to or spread idle stories. This organization will form a woman's charter. . TAX THE INGENUITY. The ingenuity of society women is taxed, these days to, think of something unique In the wayof entertainments for raising - money for pet schemes. , The Ethical Society of New York is to give an Elizabethan 'bazaar, which will no douht, give as good an opportunity as anything for the display of pretty 'gowns for which that -penoa wa noted.
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