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IS THE KANSAS CITY JOURNAL, SUNDAY, JULY 3, 1898. 15 LITTLE LEGATION FOLKS JUVEMI.K nCPnESENTATIt KS FROM ALL THE Whether Dark-skinned Sons of the Tropic, Fair-haired Scions or the Aortb, or AIuiond-e)ed Orient- -ls, AH Arc Welcome. Tram the Washington Pott. Children have been Inmates of the legations from the very start, but at no time Lave there been so many of these little People as at present. There are to-daj-more than twentj joung people, children of the ambassadors.

In Washington, and nearly all of them aro in their mlnorit. There nre, of course, more joung people than these in the different legations. Space. however, prevents me speaking of smy but the sons and daughters of the ministers themselves. Little Minn Snuto-Thrjso.

It may not be inappropriate to tell first of the little daughter of Viscount and Viscountess de Santo-Thrj so. as wo have more claim upon her. perhaps, than upon any of the other children, inasmuch as she was born in our countrj. This dainty little maid. In whose veins How a the bluest blood of which Portugal can boast, is now 14 months old.

Cardinal Gibbons Is her godfather and she was baptized ly his eminence, while Miss Frances Iliggs Is her godmother. Her tocabulary Is necessarily rather MAKIASoPifl ifbjp'eiesej limited, containing but one Portuguese word, meaning grandmother, and about rix other words, supposed to be out of the American dlctionarj. as they are unintelligible to her parents and attendants. Her skin is dark, her eves blue, and her lialr brown, which she wears In a tuft on the top of her head, held up by ribbons. She is pretty and bright and seems not to regret that she first opened her ejes under the stars and stripes.

If her picture Is studied It will be seen that little Maria Sophia wears about her neck a chain upon which are suspended bix medals. Two of these are gold and were prsmnted by her godfather and godmother, respectively. -Among the others Is one given her by the Little Sisters of the Poor, in whose work her mother takes an active interest. In the Hnytian Legation. Here are two bright hoys, Abel, 12 ears of age, and George, of 8.

sons of Minister J. N. and Mme. Leger. These children have been about two years in America, but only six months in Washington.

They sneak English well, but with a French accent. "With their rich, dark coloring, luminous black ejes and waving hair of the same color, they would never be taken for American children. They attend a Catholic school, but have plenty of time to spend in their big playground, which is next to their home on Rhode Island avenue. They take great interest In pets of all kinds. I am told that the other day the minister, on coming In to breakfast, remarked that it had been rather windy on his side of the house during the night, Abel replied, that he new- it whj" going to be windy, for before he went to sleep ho heard his two pet cats discussing the probabilities of their being blown off the back fence during the night.

The Little Chinese liny. In tho Chinese legation is Wu Chao-Chu. As, is well known, it Is customary In China to put the surname first. Chao-Chu was lxrn In China some ten 3 cars ago. He Is in the third grade of the Force school.

His picture shows the beautiful clothes he wears. His queue Is usually tucked in his coat. He is a bright loy. and talks our language well, having learned it since he came. Sometime, however, ho gets a little mixed, as in the following Incident, which I heard about him.

An American friend came to the legation one daj. and on being asked how he felt, remarked that lie was "capital." Later on Chao-Chu, being asked the same question, remarked that he was feeling monument." He gets along nicely with the boys in his school and enjojs their games. The lirst day there was a "light International misunderstanding about his queue, which received some rough handling, but that Is all forgotten now. Small Sons of Koren. We Chong Te, son of Minister Chtn Pom Tc.

is in many respects like Wu Chao-Chu. He is bout the same age, and looks something like him. though he does not have a queue and wears American clothes. He also attends the third grade In the jvubllc school. Hp has lived in this country about two and one-half sears.

This boy has an original way of expressing himself. When asked why he does not like tho second grade better thin the third, he declared that the riling was too Email there," meaning, of course, it was too easv. He savs short division Is his favorite Ftudy. He does not like American tovs very well. Our tops will only run for a few moments, and aie all the time stopping, but Korean tops sometime" run four and five hours.

American kites are failures, too. In his ejes. He enjovs the theater, which frequently attends. He has his own ideas about the actors. In his opinion DcWolf Hopper resembles a monkev.

Of course one cannot get a fair Idea of this bright little fellow from these references. There has probably never been a more attractive cnild than he in any of the legations. The picture given here is about the best one he has had taken, and was made bj a great friend of hh. An ArUtocratlc Austrian. What strikes one tlrs.

in Austria-Hungary is the beauty of its women. There PaH II i'S''frtCe0e nC3AiojWSM ir is about them an Indescribable stamp of aristocracy and good manners. 'Whether blondes or brunettes, they possess fresh, delicate complexions, wavy hair and superb Their manner Is completely without affectation, noble and full of eae. This description, as the accompanj ing picture shows, fully applies to Mme. Fellcie de Taczanowska, stepdaughter of Minister Landislaus Hengenmuller von Hengervar.

She is an Austrian, though Russia was her birthplace. One would never think of her as a child, but she can claim hardlj more than 13 jears. Mme. Taczanowska ent lHe jears In a content In France, and she has been in America twelve months, She is a more thorough linguist than many of her elders, being proficient in several languages. Painting.

however. Is her specialty, and she excels In water coloring. During the past winter she may frequently hae been seen on horseback accompanied bj the joung ladles In the British embassj, which Is Just across Connecticut avenue from the Austria-Hungarian legation. Soiu of the Belgian Minister. Louis, the S-j car-old son of Count and Countess G.

de Lichterelde, is the only one of their children to accompany them to this country. He resembles his mother, having her light, wavy hair und blue ejes. He is a tall, slender boy. and wears the characteristic costume for children in Belgium, which is distinguished wide trousers' He is particularly delighted with the colored element in our population. At first he was somewhat lonesome, as he did not know any bos who understood French, but he had an opportunity one afternoon, rather unexpectedly, to ue his native tongue.

It 'cem" that he was invited to look at some pet fowl. He afterwards told his mother that he did not know about the hens, but that the chickens were French, because when he "ra 11 uiej- would nave water and wiej jiuu an answerea uui. Oul." Daughters of Dr. Meron. Alcrita, Valentina and Rosita Garcia Merou.

aged 9. 7 and 4U venrs rpsnw-tkpiv are the little people of the Argentine Re- iiuuuc legation, Last jear they attended the Academy of the Holy Cross, but recently they have been to Buenos Ajres, from which city they have returned this month. They are of an almost perfect Spanish tjpe, which is the ruling element In Argentine Republic, and bid fair to rival the beautiful slpnoritas for which Spain is famous. The legation is just off from Connecticut avenue almost out to Washington heights. It was tho wish of Minister Merou to get as near the country as possible on account of the children.

In the British legation are four charming young ladles, the Misses Maud. Violet' Sjble and Audrey Pauncefote, who have added much to the social life of our capital city since they came here five ears ago In the Brazilian legation also ure the Misses Amelia and Valentina but these young ladies could hardly be included in an article about children. arucie Cnlse and Victoria. From the New 1 ork Sun Everj one knows that Calve professes an extravagant admiration for Queen Victoria, and carries the queen's picture with her wherever she goes. Ill-natured persons have suggested that the devotion was in the line of a bid for roal favor.

Others, equally ill-natured. sav. with a shrug of tho shoulders, that Calve is a keen sense of humor. Calve herself, when Interviewed upon the subject, assumes her "Gretchen-in-the-church expression, clasps her hands with childlike enthusiasm, and savs. "Ah la bonne reine!" Even among her most intimate friends, however.

Calve never relaxes In her attitude toward the English queen, so perhaps the adoration is genuine. The prima donna is superstitious. She acknowledges it, with a charming little shiver. Possibly her majesty's portrait possesses a charm bevond its intrinsic attraction and is carried as an effectual rabbit's foot substitute. It may be that the face of queen, who is al-o a good and noble woman, exorcises evil spirits, sore throat, pneumonia, stage door chappies and hardhearted critics.

At any rate. Calve carries the portrait, and she sajs with naive Ingenuousness: "When I do what Is right it seems to me that the face smiles on me. Ah! la bonne rcine." "The Fair Young Motherland That Dare Ls." Study the past with thoughtful mind Look through the world, as It lies before us. Among: all lands jou will never find The peer of the fair young land that bore us. Let others sine of the "Vaterland." Or to eld England raise a chorus We pledge each heart, each cood right hand.

To the fair young Mother-land that bore us L00V There serene and bright she stands Scanning the radiant path before us Holding with strong and regal hands The sacred flag of rreedom o'er us. Haply she thinks an tilt awful hour When they who should hare held her dearest Struck at her heart with the greater power Since to her breast they were nestled nearest. Haply she thinks how the wound was cured. Hears sweet music of falling fetter. And, by the angulth once endured Learns to be kinder, nobler, better.

See where she stands In her ripened charms. Charity's type for the whole creation. Taking into her sheltering arms The poor and the brave from every nation. Crushing tte cruel power of Spain 1th Cuba ccWring behind "Old Glory." hile North and South clasp hands again To write In blood her deathless story Saw ou ever a sight so fair' Thrilling all hearts to do r-er honor! Lift up your voices high In th' air vnd call down Heaven's best blessings on her! Well, for her. might our blaod be poured Loud, for her.

will we sound the chorus First and best and the most adored The fair young Mother-land that bore us Jlound City. Kas. MRS. McVEAN-AIUMS. As on might siv nowadays, the ton of coal Is mightier than the sword.

Puck. COLORED GRADUATE. Bllaa Alberta Scott, of Cambridge, Will Tench Her Brethren In the South. Among the graduates of Radcliffe college this ear is Miss Alberta Scott, of Cambridge, Mass, who has tho distinction of being its first colored graduate, and the first of Tier sex and race- trained en- MISS ALBERTA SCOTT. tirely in the schools of Massachusetts to be graduated from one of its colleges.

There have btcn onlj three known colored women to be graduated from any of the colleges for women in Massachusetts. Two have been graduated from Wcllesley and one from Smith, but they came from places outside of Massachusetts Miss Scott was born in Virginia about twenty vears, ago not far from Richmond. Her mother was married twice. When Alberta was about 6 jears old the family moved to Cambridge, where they have since lived. There Miss Scott was sent to school.

From the time of entering the primary school up to the present Miss Scott has been ot a studious disposition. Her associations have been of the pleas-antest at Radcliffe. She Is a member of the Idler and German clubs, and is most welcomo wherever she has felt inclined to go among her college associates Outside of college associations Miss Scott is spoken of -very hlghlv- bv Cambridge people. In the neighborhood of her pleasant home, Union street, the people take great pride in her and accord her the highest respect. Her parents are not wealthy, but stand foremost among the respectable people of Cambridge.

She has never made any pretensions as to their wealth, but has alwavs been proud to say that they were hard working people, and that for all thalr efforts and sacrifices In her behalf she some day will be able to reward them. On leaving college Miss Scott intends to go to work. Her ambition Is to go South and teach in some of the high schools for colored youth. She believes it is a duty for those joung colored people who are so inclined to take every advantage along educational lines which they can easily obtain in New England, and then go South and teach their colored brethren Many friends have promised to see that she would obtain a good position In the North, but Miss Scott prefers going South, feeling It to be her dutv. Miss Scott Is about five feet tall, and slight.

She irries herself with assuming dignity. She is beautiful conversationalist. Her face shows a thoughtful and studious disposition. She is much devoted to music. Her classmates speak of Miss Scott with considerable pride.

"The friendships." said one. "which Mis Scott cultivated with us during our four jears at Radcliffe will be as long as life will last, and I believe this is tho honest sentiment of every member of the class JAPANESE GIRLWITH A DEGREE Graduated Jlerteler. JTolIeKe Her Record a Particularly Brilliant One. Here, If jou please, is Miss TJna Touo Yanaglsawa, bachelor of letters. She Is the first joung woman from the land of peach blossoms, tea houses and musmees who has won a degree from any MISS UNA YOUE YAXAG1SAWA.

unlversitj. Berkeley college. In California, enjovs tho distinction of having conferred it upon her. Miss Yanagisaw.s was born in Tokio twenty-live veirs ago. and lived there until she was 9 vears old Then her parents moved to this countrj.

and she has been studvlng ever since. She sneaks English perfectly and her record at the college was a particularly brilliant one. FRANCE HONORS MISS LEON. Confer the Title of Officer d'Acndemle for Servicer In Spreading the French LanKnnce. Officer d'Academie, one of the highest titular distinctions In its gift, is the title just bestowed bv the French government on Miss Eva Leon, of New York.

She has been selected as the recipient ot the distinction on account of her services in the cause of the French 1 mguage. Miss Leon was born in Beirut, Sjria, twenty-eight jears ago. Her parents ere there temnorurilv. As a child she was taken to Paris and placed in a boarding MISS EVA LEON. school.

Tea jears ago she stood for the examination of the College of France and was graduated with high honors, receiving 11 diploma carrjln with it the right to teach French as a perfect I'rench scholar. Armed with the diploma Miss Leon went back to SjTia. There and In other Eastern countries, while teaching French, she became a student of literature. She remained in the East for five vcars. Then, after spending two jears in Europe, she came to this countrj-, she has bc-n teaching since.

Part of the time was spent in a largo school in PhiladelphU The title is granted bv tho minister of public instruction Mis Leon sajs she hopes to return to Sjria to continue the teaching of French there. TALES OF BRAVE WOMEN HISTORY MY RECORDS OF THEIR DEEDS. Patriotism In the EnrI Wnra Hotr Tlic Showed '1 heir Devotion to Their Country During Lolonial and Itcvolatlouary Wars. Fom the Philadelphia Times American women are showing, in everj way possible, their patriotism and pluck, and while a great deal of the enthusiasm iinds vent in belts and hat bands those women who have been called upon for graver proof of their loyaltj luive in most case, given it unhesitatinglj-. It takes more courage for a mother to send htr son to the front than for the son to go, and tho wives and sweethearts of the men who are with the fleet in Cuban waters aro having a worse time than the sailors, who are wild with excitement and longing to follow Dewey and Hobson and make a bit of lnstorj- themselves.

But American women have never been found lacking in patriotism, braverj- and capacity for sclf-sacrilice. Verj' lew of them have been celebrated, but scattered through our historj fiom early Colonl il limes down to tu-daj- there are recoids of brave deeds that show the American spirit ot braverj- and independence to belong as much to the women as to the men. tverjone knows something of the sturdj-courage and endurance of the women of our pioneer settlements. Uhej faced death daj- bj daj, and all records of the time bear witness to their braverj. There were p.entj- of women like the one who.

having been lett in charge of the farm during her husbands absence, repulsed an Indian attack and then wrote to Her husband- Dear John The Ap iches attacked the house and 1 shot six or them. The others went awaj-. Don't trouble to come home, but send some more ammunition. "Your Loving Wife." Woninn'rj Roll of Honor. When the Revolutionary times came the women were no whit behind the men in their patriotism.

It is a pity that the record of their noble lives is not more complete. One of the most Interesting of the jubileo ear exhibits in England was a. woman's roll of honor, compiled bv Donald Mackenzie, and giving the names of all ciiBusii women ot me Victorian era who have made themselves famous bv deed" of moral or phjsical courage. Such a roll of honor for American women would be a tunning cnapter ot American historj, but it wxrald necessarilj- be incomplete, tor of many Interesting figures we have only tantalizing lragmentarj- record. From memoirs, diaries and old letters enough comes down to us to give us an ieda of tnu tone of the women ot the Revolution, and the mothers stand out as herolcallj as anj- Spartan woman.

A Mrs. Martin voiced the general feeling when a British officer asked her whether she had a son. "I have seven." "Where are they?" "Fighting for their country." "All of them?" "All." The officer sneered. "Well, jou sent enough," he said. Mrs.

Martin looked him squarely in the face. 1 ish I had fit tj' sons to send against you." Such Instances pile up before the searcher, and there were mothers braver still. One of them sent an onlj- son to the siege of Augusta. A British soldier, full of hatred for the rebels, rode out of Ills waj- alter the battle to tell the woman of her son's death. She met him at the door and without a word of warning he brutal-lj- announced: "iou had a son.

I saw his brains blown out at Augusta." The motner's form grew rigid, but she said, proudlj "He could not have died In a nobler cause." Mrs. Draper and Sirs. Motte. There are mothers in the land to-day as brave as she," if a cause like hers should call; and even when the qause is the 11b-ertj- of another race, the mothers have been brave and stopped their tears. Woman's work was needed more in the old dajs than it is in this time of government supplies and a well filled treasury, and wherever women were needed thej- were found.

Mrs. Draper, of Dedhom, sent her husband and her Ib-j ear-old son to the arrnj'. Then she called in her neighbors and began baking bread and pies, which she kept on a long table before her gate, for the refreshment of all hungrj-American soldiers who passed that waj. After Bunker Hill, when the scarcltj- ot ammunition induced Washington to call for all available pew ter and lead, the same Mrs. Draper came to the front again.

Pewter was dear to tho heart of the New England housewife, and she had one of the finest collections in New England, but without a moment's hesitation she melted it down, and, not content with furnishing the material, she obtained a mold and made the pewter Into bullets, which she forwarded to the army. Then a new want arose. The men were insufficiently Mrs. Draper had plies of domestic cloth stored away for coats. Her splendid stock of sheets and blankets was transformed into shirts, and even her own flannel clothing was altered to men'" She was onlv one woman among thousands like her.

The famous Mrs. Motte, who had given signal evidences of patriotism, was at one time obliged to leave her handsome home, which fell into British hands. Mrs. Motte took up her residence in a farm house back of the American lines. Tue American commander became convinced that tho onlj- way of rout-irg the British was by destrojlng the Motte house, but he hesitated to mention this to the patriotic woman.

Wnen lie did pluck up courage to do so he was relieved of all embarrassment. Although the place was dear to her, and almost her onlj property, she assured the commander that it was altogether at his service, furnished him with the bow and arrows bj- which combustibles were to bo carried to the root and stood beside him with no sign of regret while her home and her fortune burned to ashps. Not all of the Rcvolutionarj- women had great sacrifices to make, but thej- did what thev could, and so manj- of the girls pledged themselves never to accept the attentions of joung men who refused to fight for the'eountrv that there was rtallj no merit in a joung man going to the front. He was between the devil and deep sea, and to stay at home would have been harder than to face the British. 1'i'SS Stewart nnd Ljdla Dnrrah.

American women gave up tea, too, and in that daj- that was a sacrifice as heroic as It would be In England now. Peggj-Stewart, of Annapolis, vvtnt further than that in the tea fight. She was the pretty, wifo of Anthony btewart, a merchant and ship owner, and when a bark named for her. the Peggy Stewart, came in with a cargo of tea she ordered both tea and bark to be burned in the harbor, and forced her hustand to hold the torch with which the fire which destrojed his propertj-was kindled Propertv wasn't the onlj thing women were readj to give up In those war dajs Thej- risked their lives as coollj- as men, and many an American victorj was due to woman's wit and daring. Dozens of times American troops were saved from capture by the warnings ofi a woman who risked her life to carrj it to them.

Lvdia Darrah, the Philadelphia Quakeress, while her uncle was entertaining British officers overheard a plan to capturo the Americans at White Marsh. She left home in the night and naked through the snow to the American camp, gave the warning and reached her home again before daybreak without being discovered Dlcej- Langs-ton, of North Carolina, rodo across countrj-la tho night and swam the swollen river in order to warn the American troops that the British would be upon them In the morning. The list ot such warnings is too long to be given, and so is that of the women who risked their lives to save patriots concealed on their premises In manj- cases, too, women defended nnd saved tho precious stores of ammunition which were distributed In different places, so that all could not fall Into the enemj's hands, and when the smmumtlon could not be saved the women. In some Instances, followed the example of Colonel Bratton wife. A large store of ammunition was hidden In their vard and the British got news of it.

Colonel Bratton was forced to llee, but his wife refused to go, sajing that there was no danger for her. She laid a train of powder from the place where the ammunition was hidden, and at the approach ot the British set tire to It. There was a tremendous explosion, and when tho raging English soldiers stormed the house they were confronted by one small woman, who held her chin very high and announced defiantlj-: "I did it, and be the consequences what they maj-, I glory In it!" Other Brave Women. Everjone knows the storj- of Barbara Freltchie and Mollj Pitcher. Several contestants have claimed the glorj of their deeds; but whoever Captain Molly was she fought rojallj-, and whoever It may have been who waved tho stars and stripes about the rebel host at Frederlcktow deserves a placo on a roll of honov.

there were women other than Captain Mollj who could tight in the ranks In the war of the Revolution Deborah Sampson disguised herself as a man. enlisted under the name of Robert Shlrtlitfe. lived blamelessly and fought like a hero for three jears. She volunteered Tor several hazardous duties, and was wounded on tho head twice, und finally wounded so severely that she was sent to the hosplt il dell ous There Surgeon Blnnej-. of Philadelphia, discovered her secret and had her removed.

to his home, but did not speak ot his discovcrj even to the young soldier. VVhen she was strong enough he sent her, still in the role of Robert Shlrtlifte, to General Washington with dispatches. She was in an agony of mortification when she stood before Washington after he read the doctors letter. But the general was as considerate as the surgeon. He merclj-pralsed joung Shlrtlifte braverj- and give him honorable discharge trom the armj.

Deborah went home to Sharon and married. After the war she was called to Philadelphia and received a pension for braverj on the Held. War Woman's creek, in Georgia, was named for brave, vulgar Nanej- H.irt. who had a reputation of beln a "honej- patriot, but a. devil of a woman." The two Martin girls, whose husbands ere in the American armj-, heard tint British messengers would pass certain way with important dispatches The girls put on their husbands' clothes, held up the three British officers, put them on parole, took the dispatches, ran home bj a short cut and entertained the same officers at dinner.

All through the civil war there were instances of great braverj- on the part of the women on both sides, and the spirit is still living in the hearts of American women, though in the piesent war thej are not called upon to show their courage by daring deeds. Thej could fight if thev were needed, but since thej' are not thej- send sons and husbands, brothers and sweethearts awaj, and with steady lips watch their going. There hasn't been half such a deluge of tears as reporters have supplied to farewell scenes Our wnmen are brave, and Dewej and Hobson and the rest of the soldiers and sailors of whom we are proud had American mothers. DR. MARIE LEFORT.

She Has Been Appointed District Phy-lclnn nnd Asslened to an Important Section of AeTrnrlf, J. Dr. Marie Lefort, who wag reccitly appolnted district phjsiclan by the Ivard of health of Newark. N. Is the first vs-an to receive such appointment at the hands DR.

MARIE L. LEFORT. of that bodv. There are eleven district phjsiclans and their labors aro said to arduous. Honors came thick and fast to Dr.

Lefort. She was obliged to resign an appointment aa resident phjsiclan at Randall's island to be In readiness for the position she has just accepted. She is the first woman to have been appointed at Randall's island, and the dean of her college. Dr. Emllj- Blackwell.

in urging her to undertake the examination for such nn important task as that assigned by the New York board of charities and correction, evidentlj- felt that Dr. Lefort wast equal to the requirements, and this 6he proved b- her appointment. She resigned In order to practice in Newark, which is her home. Dr. Lefort is a graduate of the Newark high school, class of '93.

and for four ears after finishing there she studied In the Oman's college of the New York Intlrma-rj- for Women and Children. Taking her degree with high honors from there, she remained In the metropolis for some time) In active hospital work and in this had considerable "slum" expedience. CLARA D. BLUM, LAWYER. She Had Studied In Neither a Lavs-School or n.

lawyer's Office. Clara Darling- Blum, of New York city, has passed the examination she took in rompanj- with five other oung women for admission to the bar. Miss Blum Is the first woman to be admitted to the bar who has studied at nei- JdISS CLARA D. BLUM. ther a law school or in a lawyer's office.

She prepared herself by study personally pursucd, while she taught day and evening school Miss Blum Is only o'd enoguh to vote, and passed her examination quite as creditahlv-as the other joung women who had gone through law school Pink Shirt 'Ualsted WIcvvncBcr. Shortly after the troopship Panther anchored off Tompkinsvllle jestcrday, a girl in a pink shirtwnist appeared on the end of the wharf with a signal Hag and proceeded wigwag at the ship. Many strange sights of war have the Panther's men seen since they left this port for Cuba, but girls In pink shirtwaists who stand on docks and wigwag code signals to Uncle Sam's lighting ships are not included in their list'of experiences. After the officers had decided that they were awake and in possession of their senses thej di covered that the girl was signaling that there was an official menage for the ship. A boat was sent in, and the which was from 'Washington, was brought out.

Later on one of the officers who went ashore found the wigw agger In the tele-grtuh olhce busilv ticking off a message. "Wh it is vour ship's call? she asked. I believ said the officer. "No; that's the St. Paul." replied the girl cs; I had forgotten.

It's A. T. How do vou happen to understand wigwagging? I've taken it up for convenience since the 'war began." said the girl, and went back to her ticking. The Summer Girl of Then nnd Xovr. Then she was pretty, pale and powdered.

With a tinv moufi that simpered. Clad in snowv rufSes H-np and light. Lacked she In dress all that spoke of might. Nor was she one to love the blazing sun. But in a hammock on a warm day Idly swung.

Now she Is tall and straight, oh very! With a stride that military Her skin brown and step elsstli. She loes soldier men and war majestic, she swell society's latent pet. The Dewey girl Is the fairest yet. NEW JEWELED MITTEN. A Charmlns; Accessory to Short-Sleeved Eienlnrr Conn.

The Ladj's Pictorial, London, savs: I herebj have great pleasure in giving notice to all whom it maj- concern and it concerns everj- woman who has any desire to be in fashion that the lace mitten beautified bj- a jeweled which is such a charming and distinguished acces-sorj- to tho Paris-lenne's short-sleev ed cv enlng sow is now-obtainable here 111 I.ondoi. We hav been eagerlj' awaiting it. and now it will undoubtevdlj- rreet with a heart v.elcome. You mvv iuj these mitteivs in white, cream or ecru lace, embroidered up their entire length with paillettes nnd Jewels in anj- desired coloring, ot course, for dinner weir thev- are inval-lable. for thev- save the wearlsomeness of taking long gloves off and putting them on again, and.

moreover, thev- make one's hands nnd arms look prettj- while the meal is in progress, and thej- are necessarily brought into a prominence which, minus the mittens i not alwajs desirable, iliej- come right up the arm and meet the snort sleeve near tho shoulder, so. all things considered, thej are cheap as well as smart and up-to-date. GLADSTONE ANDNEW WOMEN. He Had an Unqualified Detestation for the End of Cen-tnrj Tjpe. From the London Wo-ld One characteristic of Mr.

Gladstone which, perhaps, has received less attention than it deserves was his unqualified dctes-ttttrcn of the so-called "new woman" movement. The verj- Idea of woman suffrage was In the highest degree distasteful to him, and his views on this subject were fully shared by Mrs. Gladstone, whose position as president of the Women's Liberal Federation was rendered untenable some jears ago by the adhesion ot an influential section of its members to the "emancipation" hcresj. A profound admirer of Intellectuality in the other sex. Mr.

Gladstone was uncom-promisinglj old-fashioned in his opinion that the ixjlllng booth was no place for women, and his retirement from political life four jears ago removed 'a most strenuous and determined opponent of the cause which the women suffragists have not j-et succeeded in commending to the favor of parliament. 1 HAWAIIAN GIRLS IN AMERICA. Tito Meces of Former Qaeen Lilluo- 'kalanl Who Have Been Studying in This. Country. The Misses Mabel Lant "Ena and" Mary Pua Ena.

nieces ot ex-Queen LaliuokalanI, have been attending school In America for the past two jears. The sisters are ln-terestlmr joung women. Mabel, who graduated at the Moravian college at Bethlehem. Pa is a tall, well formed, bright ejed girl of brunette tjpe intellectual and prettj. Both of these Hawaiian maids have the rich olive tinted complexion na-tlv to their tropical birthplace.

Miss Mary MISS MABEL LANI ENA. Pua is a dignified, retiring young girl, who has found the American climate trjing to health. She returns to Hawaii to remain and finish a course of studj- at a school of technologj- In Honolulu. They will spend a month In San Francisco, where their father, J. Ena, president of the Inter-ifl'and Steamship Company, will meet them.

The staj- itr California Is with the hope of restoring the health of the younger sister, who has suffered acutely from rheumatic and neuralglac pains throughout her sojourn in America. Miss Lanl is a fine linguist and converses enthusiastically ot the prospect of the annexation of Hawaii. The masterj" of the English tongue by a native Hawaiian is a herculean undertaking since thr language of that land ls wrollj- ocular. The joung women are earnest students and intensely interested In tho political and social life of America. A VEGETABLE AWL.

How a "Sprlnft Lily' Grew Through (Twlfr nnd Reached the SunllKht. From the Plant WorlJ A friend has handed me a "spring lily" (erjthronium albidum) which illustrates what a plant can do when necessary to overcome obstacles. The leaf which started up irom the small bulb late in the win-a ter, after growing nearij- lour a serious obstacle to its A upitaru Kruvvillui llie IULIII Ul .1 IWiK uie millimeters thick, which, while somewhat rotten, was still quite well preserved. III lunji vj twelve ur thirteen millimeters of earth, so that it remained firm when the point of the rolled leaf began to pi-h It. It must have- been a severe struggle which took place under the ground when the joung leaf steadl- J- pushed Its waj-award the light.

The cat must reach the jn light or perish, and. as the diver who meets with an obstruction to his ascent must overcome It or drown In the depths, s0 this leaf must overcome the pbstructimr twig which bars Its waj to the sunlight. How this was done Is shown In the accompanjing sketch. Not being able to lift the twig or puh it out of the waj-. it pushed through it, as an awl is pushed through a piece at wood.

An examination of the specimen shows that the apex ot the leaf is armed with a is of harder cells, which protect the softer tissues below the apex, just as the Iron shoe of an alpenstock protects the softer wood of the shaft. In the leaf this harder point bore the pressure from the xwolllnir A cells below, and It was finally thrust into and through the twig, the hole being exactly like that made bj- an awl wnen thrust Into wood without twisting. As maj- be seen, the leaf and the plant as a whole are none the worse for this exploit, the blade being perfect in outline and of full size, while the long petiole shows but Its usual graceful curves. "Doctor, do jou treat rich and poor alike?" "No; circumstances alter cases." -Life. v.

Il, litres WOMEN PLAYWRIGHTS FE1IIMVE DRAMVT1STS WHO HIVE GVINEO APPROVAL. Lnrle Yarn's Daughters Have Vlnde a Grenter Success Thnn Their British Cousins in Writing for the English Stage. From the Sketch. The production of Mrs. Craisie's "The Ambassador." at the St.

James theater, is probablj- the most tmporta'it point that the woman dram itist has reached in London. There is no reason In tho world whj- a woman should not be ablo jr JT iTtf y. 7 VI. JOHN OLIVER HOBBES. to write a play -as cleverlj- as she can pros ducc a novel.

Probably the first play written by a woman was the work of Mrs. Aphra Behn. who anticipated by two centuries the outbreak of Keystonelsm. But It Is only of recent ears that can be taken serlouslj-(and ln sufficient number) to Justifj our. passing a Judgment on their dramatic Nor is it surprising that American women, or, at least, those with the breath of the jounger world on them, should have made the most progress.

To begin with. John Oliver Hobbes. herself Is a. Bostonlan who may be said te- have become English by rea- MRS. MARTHA MOUTOJT CONHF.IM.

sW llfjr XT l. iMl I L. liBBBBSSSBBU0 son of long residence. Again, Miss Martha Morton, who was married to a New York-merchant, Mr. Conheim, last August.

Is of Hebrew-English, parentage, though she was born and bred on the other side. Her first plaj-, "Helene," "was produced eight j-ears ago, while her second, "The Merchant," won the J3.O0O prize ottered by the New York World. Since that time Miss Morton has written at least half a dozen plays. "The Sleeping- Partner" was plaj-ed at tho Criterion last August, and "A Bachelor's Romance" brought luck to Mr. Hare at the Globe.

Mrs. Ryley Is English by birth, though she had lived during the last few years In New York. She knows the stage practically: for she was once a light opera actress. The Globe seems to favor women, for It Is just a year since Miss Estelle Bur- a ney's "Settled Out of Court" was a matinee there To return to America. Mrs.

Romualdo Pacheco, whose husband MRS. ROMUALDO PACHECO. was formerly governor ot California and ro'nister to Honduras, made money by "Tom. Dick and Harry" (seen at the Court and the Strand theaters), and Mrs. Hodgson Burnett found a fortune In "Little Lord Fauntleroy." which she and Mrs.

Bcr-inger dramatized between them. English Women Dramatists. Of English women dramatists, probably Mrs. Musgrave, who wrote "Our Flat," has enjojed the longest run, while Miss Harriet Jay Marlowe'') has collaborated with her brother-in-law, Mr. Robert Buchanan, in "The Rom ince of Shopwalker" and other plajs.

Mrs. Berlnger. on her own account, made a success with "A Bit of Old Chelsea." Lady Violet Gre-ville ad ipted "An Aristocratic Alliance" for Mr. Wjndham. Lady Colin Campbell sup- plied the farco "Bud and Blossom" for unhappj- quintuple bill at Terrj's.

Mrs. K. Clifford has written several little plec notablj- "A Honejmoon Tragedj." Mrs. Hugh Bell has been very Industrious: she wrote the Ibsen sj.lt. The Jcrry-Bulld-er." "Blue and Green" and "The Bicycle." to say nothing ot dozen of plays for children.

Miss Florence AVarden wrote the four-act comedy. "Uncle Miles." Miss Clo Graves has given us "A Mother of Three" and (In collaboration with Miss Gertrude Kingston) "A Matchmaker." Probably Miss Graves is the onlj- woman who has had two plajs running, as these did. at the same time in London. A very strong Play as rltttn bv the Indies known as "3IIch-ael Field." tn "A Question of MemorjV'pro-duced at the Independence theater, which also Introduced us to Miss Dorothj- Llght-on's "Thj-rza Fleming." Mrs. Cecil Ram-sej- has written several curtain raisers (In collaboration), notably "Gaffer Garge" and the grim "Monsieur de Paris." Curiously enough, women have not tried opera to any extent.

Miss Beatrice Harraden's sister Ethel composed "The Taboo." which failed at the Duke of York's theater, and Julia Woolf wrote the music for Carina." which was taken through the provinces some vears ago. Amonjr the adapters one must not forget Mis Eweretta Lawrence, who1 turned Von Moser'n "Ultimo" into "On "Change." MRS. RYLEY. It.

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