The Savannah morning news. (Savannah, Ga.) 1900-current, September 30, 1900, Page 15, Image 15

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WOMAN’S WORLD. Tlw propriety of the cigarette for wo n-en may by eternally disputed. Certainly minion a* to whether they ihould emoke or not I# * varied ae It ever wan. It Is j,; an true that the women who enjoy „ igarette persevere and do not eppar ,nt.y suffer from Indulging this taste with , .-retton. >foat women, says tha New York Sun. know the overgrown college , dent who aays patronising!)-, "Oh. no. I don't mind women's smoking; but I Wouldn't at all like to see my sister emoke or my wife. If I had one." This ismlilar oracle Is usually too youthful to have It make much difference what he ~v or thinks and only the most faint- I, .r ted smoker would ever abandon her retie because of hta disapproval. Men - experience are either Indifferent to the earclte question, holding that a woman l .is a right to do aa aha wants In such a so long as she never forgets what j. due to her position, or they are de , slvely opposed to It. with no toleration ~i the habit In tha women they hava a ht to control. Thera Is practically no ,** that owns to a delight In seeing wo men smoke. Smoking among women la more common Europe than In the l.’nlted State* und , .-re tt Is much more frequently seen In N-w York and the Eastern cities than In West and South. In Europe any sug- K . -non that smoking 1 Improper for .imen would tie received with •man i:i.nt. It might be thought unhealthful . expensive, but Jfs Impropriety would , ..t he discussed There could be no room i r such an opinion In countries where •neklng Is common among the highly , i od as it Is In most of the European rations. The Princess of Wales set the -eat of the highest approval In Great Britain on the fashion of smoking nearly n seme of years ago. when she had her servants hand shout at a dinner for wo men small cigarette* of a kind he had smoked for year* before that. This made (he habit permissible to all women In li Britain. If It had Indeed needed any su.'ti countenance. Queen Victoria’s well known opposition to the practice was not enough to discourage Its votaries sfter e Princes* had given It her frank ap proval. Only one of Queen Victoria's daughters ever showed how little she eared for the royal opinion In such matters by smoking whenever she wauled to. This was the Princess I>Mitre The Princess Alice, on The other hand, shared so fully her moth . r's prejudice and transmitted It to her aughters so fully that tha present Oxar- Ir.u of Russia has asked the ladles of the Russian court not to smoke In her pres . non This was natural.)- an unpopular l rohtbltion tn a country that offers the -mulshing sight of women driving i trough the streets In open carriages and • Ij<>)lng cigarettes as freely as In the ~ii|et of their own boudoirs. Middle aged, I nlnly dressed women do not hesitate to iile through the streets of Bt. Petersburg ,and Moscow smoking cigarettes as uncer • montously as a messenger boy on the car seat of cable car. The Russian women throughout Europe make very llt • allowance for the prejudice of other K.untrlea in respect to their favorite t 'bit. They even smoke cigars In restau rant* and hotels, as unconscious of anv t ing unusual In the proceeding* as the men seated about them. Smoking Is much commoner among the 'umrlan women than among Hie Germans, probably because the late Empress made t o concealment of her taste for cigarettes. I h Is said to have led her to smoke < n number that would have upset the t. sand slomadh of almost any man. i. n Margherlta Is another popular sov • . ,gn who I* a frank user of tobacco tn e. form of mild and small < Igarette*. .1 -o Is the Queen of Spain, who. as an \ i tan. might have Isen expected to • the habit even If It had not been t r fate to rule over a country tn which .■igarette ts almost as popular with • women ns It Is with the men. The tytteen of Greece and Wurtemberg were loth Russian grand duchesses and their '.T'.iKneas Is for tobacco In the form of lather strong Russian cigarettes that arc mad* after the custom tn At. Petersburg a rdtng to the formula they haw al woya used. Tna Queen of the little Balkan eoun trin could not be ex pa- ted to dispense V It this attribute of royalty, which they . v tn courts wo Imttortant to them as r Austrian and the Russian. They have ► O little that belongs to the queenly sla besldes the name, that they con I*l forgiven for acquiring any hobtt they K—w to be itopular with what W. 8. Gll i■ rt calls "regular, regular, downright queens." So Carmen Sylva of Koumanln and ex-Queen Natalie of Servla are In . led In the Ust of queenly smokers, liven the aomewhat austere Henrietta of Hvlglum la said to lie u confirmed cig arette smoker In motjeratlon. With such camples before their eyes It Is not sur prising that women who smoke are much more numerous abroad than they are tn tne rutted State*. There Is one other marked difference between them and the American women who take pleasure In a Igarette. Here the habit Is nearly always aii assumption among all but women of • certain claws. In Europe the feminine . rnokers do It because they enjoy the ef- I *of a cigarette Just as m*n do It l • much habit with them as It Is with ten It Is not taken up there because tt l rsmopoittnn or smart or the proper t .ing to do Just at the moment. Here It usually some such i-ause lhal makes u woman a smoker. Rut In Europe It Is the enjoyment to be hod from the effects of tobacco. A group of women. any* Dorothy Dig I th. New Orleans Picayune. were talk lot! about charity the other .lay. and afier i acy hid rather threshed the subject out ai-mg eonvefiiional llnrt, one of them mM. Sometime* I think there (e nothin* of which we hove n cruder or a more dis torted comprehension than of charity. *ur picture of need tnny be eaid to be i-presented by a whlsky-soaks-d tramp who always retjutre* a dime, kind lady, to get u night * lodging. or a frowsy woman who prtoent* a filthy paper elat ing she 1* the mother of half a tloatn ttnall children, nil under S yearn of age. t<* whoa* * ll prior t oil Christian people are i'quested to contribute. It la *o much • ‘*ir to give than It I* to look Into sea Of destitution that we permit our t Ive* t 0 be held up on every afreet cor f. and profenslonal beggars flourish like • greet! bay tree. More than that, we •" our way with a vlrtuoua aenac of hav -1 K ikme our full duty, for our Idea of arlty la o elemental lltal It Include* ‘ thing more than giving money, or mote * worth. Yet, the great exemplar 1 * all mankind never gave money. He • ' e wine to make merry the marriage <s. lie gave pity to the outraat wo n. H gave tear* of sympathy to the ten-hearted Me gave healing to (he He gave hi* life ou Calvary, but 1 ;ave no money. t'a queer, anyway, when you come to ’’ k of H." put in another woman, "how we are to graap thla Ideal of a >y that haa nothing to do with giving | ; y, when most of u* have had e*pe e* in which we felt oureelvee as truly '• for the pity and benevolence of our >v-creature* a* any mendlcatit who "* a i| n r up and solicits alma I ' mber ona time, for Inatance. when I ' '' "Irk. alone |n a atrange clly. and in ■ rang* hotel I had everything T need *"■* food physician, a trained nurae, and a lever dellrarlea 1 was permitted to eat. ' 1 felt myself th* greatest object for urnpasalon. I had nothin* to do all the mtc.-mjnabU day* but watcb th* *un ereep along the wall. list*, tft , h * nurses little cut and dried conversation ths* always set me like doctor s prescrip tion—cheerful. but not exciting, and thet boree you to death. I could hear tne brisk footsteps of people coming and going and I used to lie there and almost pray for mi • gw In and talk to me. on.l bnwk the deadly monotony It would have been Just a- much a charily •or a worn in to have come tn and beguiled a weary half hour for me a* It would have been to pi k up a fanning wretch op the street and feed him. but nobody cam*. 1 made no epical t>> their purse nobody thought of me us being an object of charity, and even the good Samaritan turned by on the other ebb ." W hen you talk shout worthy ohjerts of charity." suUI ihe little woman in the smart tailor frock, ••don't forget the strangers, and the better off they are and Ihe finer house they have, and the more Itishlonahle the neighborhood, the more they need 11. People who hive always lived In the same city, who have their own family and a circle of friends whom they have known since childhood, can have no comprehension of Ihe agonies of k>ne-ometies a woman rndurew who moves to a city where she doesn't know one single, solitary human Is Ing. except her husband. He can go out and mci • men, and get acquainted with incm. bui there* nothing for her to do but Just sit at home and wait to lie visited. t'|**i mv wool, I don’t think there's any mor pitiful situation than that of a young girl who comes to n strange city os a brld- She nat> always been made so much of and been such a figure tn the goclely of her home town, and she comm with suen high hopes. She's so Interested 111 getting her new home fixed up, and It's so artis tic, and she's so anxious to show tt off Her husband, ne n general thing, doesn't know anybody but the men In the same office or biislmv*. and a few of hta old ronles come mound lo call on her. and that erst* It Day afier day she sit* up alone tn solitary state, and peeps wist fully out of the window at the other women In Ihe nelghliorhood as they go by. but It never occurs to them thut it would be an act of heavenly charity to go to see tha poor, lonesome little crea ture. who hoe so many pretty clothe* aid tiueh a pretty house, and no they let her alone. I know nil almut It. and I use-1 to think If tt was reported lhal a woman was dying for lank of food on his Mock, there wouldn't be a woman In the neigh borhood who wouldn't he here before night IO see what she could do towards reliev ing the distress, but because I am sim ply prrlstjlng for companionship nobody seem* lo think It worth while to take compassion on mv sufferings. Relieve me. there Is no charity that goes more surely to the right place, where tt will <l<> Ihe most good, than that of the benevolent woman who rails on her new nelghlmrs. There are times when a go-si gossip ts just as much aim* to the needy ae a soup ticket." The W*dn<lay rOTIIIOTIs for Sonlhr'rA rra In N>w Y’ork will l.*> < onilnuo.l this season at Da monlro s Tha ill?a will ho D*i'. 4. Jan 2. anil 2), an.l Koh. 13. The number of patronesses hos iieen rerluceil from 10 to * They are Mrs. Samuel Spencer, Mr*. Alirernon 8 Sullivan. Mrs William L. Trenholm. Mrs. John W Roothhy. Mr. John Rurltna Isiwrenoe an I Mrs. Oliver Llvlnet-.t .tones. Tho patrons Include Dr, Robert C. Myles. Dr. Oliver Livingston Jones, M.-sxrs. Hugh 8 Thompson John During I-nwrenoe. \V -|e II Washington, Francis G. latn-lon. James Ltmlsay Gor.lon, George Gordon Rattle. John 11. Ingram. IVIIIIom M Ai ken. Harwood Huntington. Harry It Lockwool, Frederick H. Ttlghnian, W Hunt Ttlford. Samuel B|>encer. Robert K |.cc I.cwts. Wm. L. Trenholm and Archie Quarrler. The member* of tha hoard of governors are Dr. Grorge R. Lee. Messrs. Heth Ixjrton. Arthur Governenr Morris, Richard Francla Goldshorough. Grorga H. Sullivan. Archie R Quarrler. Montgomery Schuyler. Jr.. Jamea L. Johnson and Harry C Adams. Fjvniklng about s. hools. says a writer In the New York Times, th-ro was one teacher who was caught napping the oth er day. There Is one little girl In Ihe school who perhaps belongs to the das* lorn tired. At any rate, she was to be found continuously siting with one elbow on the desk and h-r head resting on her hand greatly to iHe annoyance of the teacher, who spoke without avail. "What would you think If you should s.e me silling t my desk In that posi tion?" she said finally In reproving tone* "Now. If you over ace me sitting with my elbow on Ihe desk. I will give you my permission lo do Ihe same; yes. every girl In the room." Ihat was apparently a safe promise to make. but. unfortunately, a few days lat er. before the children had had time io forget, the teacher herself had a tired day She felt eo woiry and languid )h<t she could not hold up her head She put her arm cn the desk and rested her h-oid on ter hand. There was a slight rustling movement In the room that seemed to run from the front seats back like the pann ing of a gentle brevxe and then perfect silence. Tho teacher raised her tired head to see what It all m-ant. and saw every naughty little girl In the room with her elbow on her derk and her head resting on her hand. Here's a true story which shows how absolutely women are maligned In what la suppos'd to he their weaktst point. atiya (he New York Time*. The. man was a bookkeeper, not always tn these (Jays, when hralnwork Is at a discount, such an Important position. Hut this was a man of rather more than middle age, who had taken hts position in the old days, when book keepers were considered worth while. He had never been confined io hours, for he would not keep them. It was really not essential, for his work was done so quickly fist in half the time he could a compllsh twice the work of other men. Even with the short hours, he had a large amount of leisure at his disposal, and be ing an Opinionated Individual, he always had Important subjects to discuss with hts fellow-laborers. But. alas! they hod no spare lime. It took every minute for them to finish a day's work In a day s hours and even though the conversation introduced by the veteran bookkeeper de veloped Into a monologue, still they could uot complete their lasks. And the look keeper would lalk. The end come finally After alt hts years of service ihc took keeper was told that he must leave. It w it not that his work was not everything that It should he. but he talked It made no difference If his work was done, If that Of a doten other men ln the on me room was unfinished, andi ha obliged to succumb to the Inevitable. And stl MK-ople *! aajr that one of the grear 2i"fcX of women Is .he uncontrolled "gift of gab.” A group of women stood together on the veranda Of the golf club. They wera all dressed very much In the same fashlon that I* to say. tn short, neatly fitting tail or made skirts, well out and beautifully ..„ n ,i*red shirt waists and straight brim med hats, eliher trimmed or plain, with brown veils thrown back from heir faces V. would have been hard for an onlooker O Zl!£ “her. the Mg* s of the respective members of the group hsgan or ended. vT the New York Tribune, so similar was their general appearance and topic Z conversation, which was the usual 2nlf talk about "hard luck. 'difficult (L* •• "wonderful shots" and all the oth c 'argot” of the links, which to the un initiated sounds like such gibberish and " to them so utterly uninteresting ••r-raelous'" ixclalmad one of the we ’ r *M..u ting a tiny watch which she around her SR "I had no Idea It was so late I . km off on mv whe<l 10 see my grand -15, fid'rin-' •"<! detaching herself from the roun # shs moved .owsrd a hlcyels which Tmtle d’rky held ready for her on th. id As she left the others one could see is f .h! wTs not In her first youth, but her*straight figure end fresh complexion !' r * her occupations were certain pathos, generally aoc;.Ud with wo- THE MORNING NEWS: SUNDAY. SEPTEMBER HO, 1000. SOME THINGS THAT WOMEN SHOULD KNOW. By MARGARET L. BRIGGS. {ALB RIGHTS RESERVED.) Tha apparent Idlfference of women approaching motherhood, regarding their physical condition. I* past understanding. It Is really not until the event 1* about to occur that heed Is given to the most ordinary precautions. I wish to impress upon them the vital Importance of a clear bill of health In so far as the female organs are concerned, and especially also the kidney* While any vestige of Inflammation or derangement of the generative organs wilt exact some kind of a penalty of the mother, end probably also of her child, perfectly healthy kidney* are Indispensable. Indeed, the dangers resulting from kidney trouble during the pregnant period can hardly be exaggerated. This statement will surprise mory women who have sever* dally backaches, and who have never discovered the almost certain connection between backache and kidney trouble. The woman who la about to become a mother, and who has for a considerable time suffered with those wearying backaches, which nothing has helped, eho Id take earnest heed to herself, and that promptly. This Is a proper subject upon which to speak with emphasis. Certain phases of kidney trouble at such a lime are fatal, and any kidney disorder very dan gerous. Disregarding the dictates of prudence, women, for the sake of appearance, lace too tight during this period, and In Hit* way Increase tha tendency to kidney trouble. They have never been told that backache la a mere symptom of eom* grave trouble, and pay no attention to It. except lo succumb to tta persistent weariness. • I | , The other symptoms of kidney trouble are many, but backache la the most common. Women at any time In their live* will do well to distrust backache and hunt for Its cause, but during this trying time u ts Important beyond all wotds to express. fhe person to whom women can always turn with freedom and confidence at such a time Is Mrs. Ptnkham. Indeed. It la not likely that from any one else ran the exactly correct advice he obtained. Certain ll Is that no living person has had Mrs. Plnkham'a expeilence nor her amt ess. Mi*. Ihnkh.itn Is always ready lo give advice to sick or perplexed women, and those can best appreciate her ad vice who have been buffeted atound from one physician to another without getting help. The Importance of giving heed lo backache at any time In a woman's life Is shown conclusively In Mrs. Plnkham's correspondence with women. PrAbably the one medicine that can be depended upon to relieve and cure the condition that produces backache t Lydia E. Plnkham's Vegetable Compound. Its record la the warrant for this statement, and no woman who has backache or Indication of any other female 111 can make a mistake when she takes Mrs. Tlnkham a medlotn*. The tendency of druggist* to advocate some unknown preparation when Lydia E. Plnkham's Vegetable Compound Is asked for. Is a matter which every purchaser should understand- The reason druggists do this Is not that the medicine they may suggest Is a worthy one. but because they mak* a larger profit on It. Do not lie deceived by such method*. Insist on getting exactly the same medicine that ha* cured the women you have heard about and read about. That medicine U no* the compound of Brown, or Jones, or Robinson, but Is Lydia E. Plnkham's Vegetable Compound. men who feeYeven ever so lightly any dis advantage iTOtu advancing years. "Goodby, girls!" she railed out laugh ingly lo the rest, some of whom might he her contemporaries. "lion't forget that I expect you all over to my house this even ing for 'bridge.' " ar.d taking her machine from the little boy she tossed him a coin and rode off to see he %-nn Ichlldren! In a small way there Is nothing that Is more remarkable In the conditions that will accompany the beginning of the new century than the change that has tak-n place |n the last couple of decades In the physical condition of women and the pro longation of the good years of their lives. Whether they actually Ive longer Is a matter of statistic* which we have not Inquired Into, hut certainly they keep their youth far long'r than they used to. and enjoy outdoor sports and pleasures In a wav that would have been Impossible a couple of generatlona ago In all nges there have l>een undoubtedly remarkable women, who retained their youth and at tractions much further than the allotted period, but It remain* for our time to give grandmother* * a cl**s th# privi leges of young women, and lo pul In practice the French *aing that a woman Is only a* old a* she looks and feels. How Impossible a sc ne sw-h as we have de scribed would have been eveti twenty-five years ago! And yet now It Is token ns a matter of course for the grandmothers to drive thetr automobiles, r de their wheel* end ptay golf In the meanwhile, too. Just lock at the gianddaughtern them selves, these tall slips of girl* who do not stop growing until they overtop their brothers, misses of six feet and even more who unt.lushingty confess to wearing * and even * for thetr shoes and 7 and up ward for their glove*. "Where t* all this going to end'" ex claimed an old bachelor recmtly. "I was at a dinner for debutantes not long ago. in.l the shortest girl there was r. feet It Inches, while the tallest was feel 2 Inch es I am & feet 10 Inches myself, which I have slway* considered a good hlght. hut by Jove 1 felt like a manikin among th.m 1 can t aay I envy the young frl l.rws with these amesons." he continued with a Chuckle. "In my opinion. It I* omy a matter of time, and not a very long time, either, before the women will get the best of us In everythyig ' The summer girl, say* the Chicago Chronicle, ha* been remarkable (luring lhe last season for her lack of hesllancy In borrowing from her friends. The feel ing of good fellowship among the sex nw*y from home seem* so well developed thus its members have no compunction In ask ing one to lend them her diamond rings, her boil to of ammonia or any of the var ious articles that come between these "I came away from home this summer very well equipped.'' writes n girl Just returned from the seashore. "I thought I had with me a few simple remedies and a goodly supply Of toilet necessaries, yet when I wanted a lisrie cold ream 10-day my large Jar of that ointment had disap peared. After diligent thought I remem bered that 1 had loaned It to Mrs. Bmlth When Johnnle'a legs were burned. "J went to her for It. hut she hsd loan ed It to Mr*. Jones. When I finally eor ruled Mr* Jones that lady declared amll ingly. that she had Jusl used the last bit for Florence. Bhe said It certainly was a delightful cream and ahe was so pleased that II had lasted until Florence's face was about well, with which piece of praise I was fain to 1* satisfied, though 1 had no balm for my own Ills. "It was th* same wsy with my boxes of powder, the same with my mint drop* and hay rum and the eaoic way with the small fisk of brandy I had brought to ue medicinally when occasion* demanded. Knelt Of these articles was borrowed by someone not so provided and passed on someone else, who chanced •£. until It had made th# rounds of the hotel, and the content* were exhausted "Of my supply one Piece of camphor Is alone left to tell Ih# tale. *n Invidious dla .Motion that I don't understand, unless Xr U dlataateful to the feminine """why" #v my tUppe™ ,nd kimono have been confiscated •" occasions by my neighbor snd I've been left to scramble along without them a. be.t l and at thla very moment my wnlk- In /skirt I* worn by a young woman whom { Enow but slightly, but who seemed *o think U thing for her lo wear on the pedestrian expedition ahe Joined this morning "I'm going home." said the Bright Otrl. decisively. "I'm going home where there's not *n much freemason ry In the community, and where on* can keep one's property to oneself. JvVxt year no one, not even my dearest friend Is going to know the resources of my medicine and toilet boxes. I’m going lo he selfish as selfish can be nnd keep them all to myself. One of the most prominent and success ful photographers of Ihc vast always lell* his sillers of Ihe fair sex that they ought lo tie photographed with as few clothes on ss possible. He wants Ihem not lo make Ihtlr dies* 100 modern and char ; nclertstlc of the styles of the moment. Nothing makes a picture look so much out of the mode as soma rosiume of fifteen or twenty year* ago. which may have tieen the smartest thing |*>sstble at that lime. But fashions change so positively that, few of them are tolerable lu look at after a deende. l>n Ihe olhr hand, a wo wan who has been photographed wlih on ly the head and bust revealed will never give any sign of Ihe passing of lime In Ihe appearance of the picture. Hhe will not have the antiquated, out-of-date look mat makes some photograph* ridiculous Buffed sleeve* were worn only five year* ago, but the picture of it woman taken In one of these dress** is really absurd. liven greater than Ihe ehangts in the style of gowns ls the difference that i ones In hats. Women who had thilr photographs taken In the style of bonnet worn llflten years ago must feel like laughing nt themselves now. riven Jewelry has Its effect, as the picture of ti woman that I saw the other tiny plainly showed. Hhe had on an nld-fa-hlon<d set of torsi earrings, hta elets, pin and everything that used to belong to th* "set." She was disfigured by these ornaments. Nobody would have thought of paying any atten tion to her face, as the coral Jewelry ab sorlred all of the attention of the specta tor. • "It Is for such reasons as this," says the authority referred to, "that I always toll women who want to continue satisfied with their pictures lhal they should have only Ihe head and shoulders taken, him! drape them with a lace scarf or something else that might haw belonged to any time or period nnd Is not going lo look absurdly out of fashion after a year or two. Hx tremely simple dress slmrtonra may ac eompllsh th<- dime purpose. Hut the light draping Is always more certain. I can re member when women had a fashion for being photographed In snowstorms The heavier Ihe storm Ihe more lh*y liked It. and the more closely they clutehed Ihe fur* muffs they always carried In these pictures. It Is only necessary to look at one of them now to realise how mis taken all such attempts at eccentric pic ture# are." The Dowager Duchess of Argyle Is one of the few women |n flreat Britain, say# the Chicago Chronicle, who has openly defied the wishes and mandates of Queen Victoria Hhc woe a lady In waiting to the Quern when the aged duke aougtil her hand In marriage. The disparity in their ages was great, the Duke being 71 and his would-be bride. Miss McNeill, less than 30. Htlll a strong affection ex isted between them. When the Duke died the Marquis of Isms and hts sisters, who had been summoned to thetr father's deathbed, left the caatls posthaste. This seemed a strsnge proceeding, even for th* Campbell family, wrhtrh enjoys the reputation of being one of th# most dis united of Great Britain, hut more sur prises were In store. The Marquis named an early date aa the pro ha Ms one for the Interment. But h* had reckoned without Ida stepmother, to whom had been left the entire control of the funeral arrange ments. Determined to mk the most of her ad vantage. the trots lady not only declined to arrange for th* day suggested hy tlie Marquis, hut absolutely refused to fix any day for the ceremony at all. Day after day th* family w*l*sd at Roseneath—th* Marquis of Irn*' residence on th* es tate—ln Ih* vat" expectation of th# Invita tion which never came Finally Ih# Duch ess fixed upon th* date of th* Queen's drawing-room #a that on which th# fun eral Should take place Of course, fi would b* contrary to all precedent to hold a reception on the data of th# burial ef the senior peer of the realm, and at thoujrh th* fMtlvftlM ht<l already begun whin the nemo of the wiknv* decision arrived tna *cnnian> wa *il*uil-*<t Duehrm It* iipfOlcfn i > *ay, l(l OU ( fvor t court but aha Ip i laity of m • !e| iMirnt spirit. who order* hr* life tn h*r own way. The present I>*ike ha* the privilege 0 f poyinc her n towr. which, with her other f hirg.e „f the fwtate amount* to u u a i-um that hr Ims lei Inverary caett. never before in the poMPi'ion of a atranger -to I mw >m Johns tom-. who> hie fortune In tr-ob ®very one ha* had difth'Slty, *v\* the <~*hl' ago Ghimiit lr, at one time or another In <!l*tlrfulMhirg married from ptriglc wo rn* n In European capital* hereafter a manorial distinction I* to be m.tde to h* end that emttarr*irg mUt.tke* may be avoided Hitherto ihe only dletlnguitihlnir tmtrk between the married and unmarried woman ha* Iren the wedding ring, of no prrtlcular con*4|uevti'e at vening func tion*. where, with Hie exception of dinner* a woman’* hand* are never uncovered. Now all I* changed Coiffeur* Input madam must wear h* r aigrette on the tight side of her head, ma irmol*e||e on the Jeff. If mademoiselle dealer* to en hance h r hrauty by a flower InMead of an Aigrette let her have It by all mean*, tucked In with ** tnittjt artbs* grace, but let her make pure It i. the left side of her profile *h* *tudie* while arranging the effect lent Liter on *he be accueed of entleavoilrg to ecm that which he I* no* Ire*wfn.ker* are following the same tin* wrlltrn law with flower* on the huge ebon bow po lnd.*|o n-able till* easoti to all *mart fr k* Let no unpracticed hand !••■ *o tnlPgoMcd a* to Imijiinc that thl* chou ran he car*le*fily put on either the right or left ride I'* proper adjustment I* enough to ruin an otherwl e chic gown The x of the chou ehoul I bear iotn>- relation to the figure of the woman who I* lo weir it. It I* prettiest inode of lace. I ut may be of chiffon, or even *dlk or v I ve#. If dcjtired. Commonly It |* the *i*e of a penny, of to'ttraxting color to the gown arnl many had cud* or not a* one like*. Oft a plunder, flat cheated woman •n N that fall below the ua■ tlltie are mn*t de*|rab|e; a woman of good curve*, on the contrary, prefers the chou without end* Itui. with or without, on matron fight or tniidefi left, Ihe thou tn**t be down on to aide of the I* dlce Jul be low the drcollet ig T overheard a Mi of eon versa t lon on n fhevy t'hwse car the other evening |h it put me in a good humor for nil th* rest of the week. *w>* n wilier in the \V *h li.gton Post Hh* was i pretiy gill ami .hl> belonged to the number of tho*e pret ' girl* who iv fore\* r longing to b>- to|*l of their b* auty Hhe wa* with a blue eyed young man who looked n* If he ha\ *• en twenty-one summer* i*t gr* t many other thing* more ediiciitonal. Bh* wa* talking of girl colleil M md “Iton't you think Maud i* awfully pret t> ?*• she asked. "Hhe** a peach.** answered th* voting man The girl dangled a bait more ob vious. **! and he perfectly happy.’* she aald. "If I were a* pretty a-* she Is.’* find fishing went her. The young man merely settled hls lie a trifle “Oh. well, he remarked.’* "there’a no use being unhappy about thing* that can’t be helped I don't know whether It was simple lack of tact or utter absence of good breeding which brought upon another wealth.' Washington woman the effective rebuke of an ambassador, hut I dt know that she deserved precisely what befell her. Hhe gave a series of dinner parties last win ter. and for the entertainment of her dis tinguished guests she engaged n man to sing after one of them He happened o b? a man of the bluest Virginia blood and the most perfect cosmopolitan breeding When he arrived at th* appoint**! hour mimic in hand, the hostess took him aside and explained thing* to him ••I’ve had the piano set near th* hall door." she said. "*o that you can step right out into the hall after each number You’ll find a very comfortable chair there and I'll l*t you know when 1 uni ready for you." Ho. after hi* flrat song the singer went Into the hall, for he was sufficiently the great gentleman to b* amused rather than offended lie found the chair, but in fore he hod Ume to seat himself the am ha**Nd<r <ro*od the drawing-room and joined him “I want to Ihnnk you for the great pleas ure you have given me." said ths diplomat ’*l>ld 1 understand the name to be Thus arsl-!k? Yes. ! thought I caught It cor rectly. and M Is familiar to me. for I think I was at s* hool with your father.” And fancy, if you can. the feelings of the hostess when th* am Mwador's sup position proved to lie correct. To be the wife of the ruler of Egypt is not n wholly enviable position, hut th* woman now occupying that position has many prtvlieg*** for which she I* to le en vied In the first place, her husband is greatly attached to her. It w* wnd.* the slave of the valid (dowageri khedlvah that the present khedlvah, Ikbai Ilanem. won the a*lmiration of the kh||ve. Hh a of the Circassian race and possessed, It Is said, of unusual e*,,uty. Her management of her household re isfflMni much the tCtinopnin custom*. Eu ropean servant* perform the duties and European governnease* instruct her three daughter*. Hhe avoid* the points ami powder# so much In vogue among the Ku ro|ean women and In the matter of dr* prefers European clothing. Her progres sive Idea* have led her to share the ♦du ration of her children and keep pore with their atudies. "No. I cannot sny that my garden was a success that year," said little Mrs. HmtM plaintively, to a visitor from Ihe New York Tribune. "'lt whs a great disap potnlmwl. as we had Just moved Into our llttla place out of lown. and I so wanted It to tie gay with flowers. Neither Jack nor I know anything about planting, bu' we thought It woual be easy to have a good vegetable garden and flower garden, so we bought lots of books and sent for all the catalogues wa could get. We fair ly revelled |n the rich masse# of flowers and splendid looking vegetable* that, in order to have, according to the catalogues. It was only necessary to put the seeds into the ground. Our man Mike, who was a newly Imported, good nature,! Irishman, seemed a* Interested In the place n* to wer* ourselves, ami mad" Ihe flower beds around the house ami the little veg etable garden hack of Ihe kitchen wllh Ihe greatest '•are. Jack went to the seed etore himself and asked the salesman lo he sure and give us good seeds, ao we felt ns If success were certain. Jus shout sowing lime, however, my sister w a taken 111. and I hod to go home to be with my mother, so I left the seed# wish Mike, who promised lo plant them • arefully and to follow mv Instructions iraplk-ltly. When I relumed the need# were all planted, and I eagerly awaited results They showed themselves, to my great Joy. very soon, but the flowers, to my surprise, seemed coarser and more vig orous than She vegetables. They sll p -■•eared lo be thriving, and I praised Mike to hts great delight, for hts successful gardening. After they had tieen up a couple of weeks Mrs. Brown, a neighbor of ours, whose pretty house and grounds were one of Ihe show pMreti of the neigh borhood. came to make me a visit. •* *1 see you are very utilitarian. Mr*. Bmlth.' she remarked, looking at my nice ly growing fiower teds around the houso. " ‘How so?' I naked, not understanding th* why and wherefore of her remark •' 'Why. you have onions and turnips and iadlsh* growing In your lads instead of flower*. I think It Is really quite an original Idea!” "I literally gasped wllh dismay as a dreadful suspicion occurred to me. “ 'Are you pure?" I faltered. "Mr*. Rrown looked at me In aurprla*. and then could not keep her face straight as th* situation became apparent io her •• 'lt I* a mistake." she exclaimed.laugh ing 'And you thought all along they wera flower*? Exeua* me. my dear, but I never heard anything so funny In my life,' and A FESTIVAL OF STYLE. The new poods now arriving in our store rooms are models of style and fashion. A visit to Eckstein’s is an essential part ol current lilt io Savannib! Always “The Best Store-" Roeckl’s Famous Kid Gloves. The Celebrated Munich Glace Kid Gloves are here again! Only to he had at Gustave Eckstein & Cos, * Rorckl’s kid (Horn lor Lidies, la Black, White, Pearl, (.rays, Slates. Modes, Greens, Reds, at SI.OO and 51.50. Boeckl’s Suede Clove) lor Ladies, Black and (days. SI.OO. Boeckl’s kid Cloves lor Misses, in new colors SI.OO. Ladies’ kid Cloves of a very snperior make, 75 cents. Glorious Black Dress Goods. All the "Celebrated Makes” arc represented herel No room fur Shoddim. Our stock is **Th Very Heat." Inlanls’ Silk Caps, new and dainty 25c to $2.00 Inlants’ Silk Bonnets, while and fancy $t to $2.50 Inlanls' Hand knit Sarqnes. all sires 25c to $1.50 Inlants'Flannel Sacqnes, newest styles $1 to $2.00 Inlants' Short and Long Cloaks! Outing Sacqnes 25c Garmeots at Half Price. Ladies’ Suits and Jackets, also Misses’ Keefers, selling half trice and less! Take advantage and buy now. Fine lot Misses' Jackets, a gift at $2.50 Fine lot Ladies’ Jackets, a gilt at $5.00 Superior lot ol Misses’ Jackets, now S4.SS Superior lot ol Ladies' Jackets, now S7.BS Ladies’Tailor-made Suits at $5.44 and S7.BK SILKS ! SEE THE DRIVE AT S9t Black Taffeta Silks. Peau tic Soie, Gros Grains, Satin Dnchesse, Bengalincs, Armures! All new! f.A.00 White Blankets now at $1.89 $5.00 White Blankets now (iOc Wool Dress Goods, drive 39c SI.OO Wool Dress Goods, drive f9c $1.50 Infants’ White Dresses at SI.OO GRAND STOCK “TABLE LINENS” Mail Orders receive prompt and careful attention! Store remains closed Wednesday on account of holiday. GUSTAVE ECKSTEIN & CO. ths horrid woman sat down on a veran da chair and laughed until she ertsd. 'Why, those are onions!* she exclaimed. I thrulng lo a bed that I thought was com posed of the must carnations, ‘and that Is parsley, and those are radishes, and the big oval Is full of beets! Oh, dear. It Is too dioil! Excuse my mirth, hut you should se your face!* And then, when ahe saw I was really becoming offended, she changed suddenly Into sympathy nnd kindness, promised ine enough seedlings from her own gar ten to fill my bed*. ami was nally very nice. But 1 couldn't get oiver It. 1 called Mike. who. poor fellow. Mock'd puxxled and unhappy. " 'Hhure, an' I did Jusl as yex tould me!' he exclaimed, ruefully, scratching his head. "The package with Ihe red rib bon.' eex you. 'around the h use. and the luehage with the green Obtain back of the kitchen.' Of rouisr. what I told him whs directly opposite, hut what was the good of blaming him? Th* deed was done, my garden was spoiled, and Mrs Brown had a story that would delight Ihe neigh borhood. Of course, we tiansferred the vegetables and replanted the beds, hut Ihe weather was hot and things faded away, ami, as I said, my garden was not a success. But thing, however. I did succeed In obtaining, and that Is expert- Rochester, N. Y. t>naata a woman butcher. Miss lal*y Stevenson, said lo be a con versa linn < that and an excellent executive, who for Iwo years and a half has nr lei (led the cleaver, at first *ultl tullng for her strk father. Bather than allow stranger* to take the business, this young Isdy. not yet thirty, o|M*ned Ihe market and ha* marie It a success. There la one other In Ih* trad*, a lady In Syracuse, N. V. Whan ask'd how sli* liked her task, she rcplMd "It I* not through choice Out! I do the work, but because It Is a ill cane of support for (be family. It was difficult at first, but now It does not seem harder than home work 1 am my own bos*, which mean# a great deal. J ~(..11 Hie irairkel at H.SII In winter and H In euturner 1 find tt difficult to get good help, anyone can ** II good < uts. but It is the wills anil end* which go lo make up the profit, ami which must be disposed of a well. I very seldom lose anything from trad account*, as my customers aro prompt. If I semi ■ statement and re reive no return, I Immediately drop three people from my roll ami refuse lo trust them again."—September Success. "I am glad from Ihe hottom of my heart that 1 pit over being a child before Ih* modern theory of cdm-ntlon set m." said a young man wlsr writes for Ihe RhHadel phln Press. "I was asked recently hy a publishing firm lo write a llllle hook of (ale# for very small children. ItememlM ring Ihe stories I lik'd when I was a child. I set gayly lo work, and In a short space of time submitted my first story. It had the incvrtaMe prlm-c Charming In tt. In less than a week my manuscript was r# lurnpi. "W* Ilk* your story very much,* the publisher* wrote. " and wMh a trifling alteration will he able to use |t. We do hot wish to publish any chlldreu'e stories that have a love Interest in them ' "Well, I killed off Brine* Churmlng and put In a nicked stepmother. The pub lishers promptly told me that they could not use any stories thnl portrayed cruel ty In any form They especially ohjwt to emel stepmother#, at lending to give children who might have stepmother# of one kind or another false and unjust Ideas "1 murdered the cruel stepmother and trimmed the slory to fit a glam. The pubdsher# politely objected They rout,l publish nothing that might waken a spirit of murdcroueness In their lltlle reader*— I’d had the hero kill the giant -and they didn't like giants anyway, because they frighten children, and modern educator* disapprove. Well, In my laat reeori, I changed ihe tale so |l hinged on Ihe devotion of a hoy to hts sick mother. They sent me word by return poet that advanced thinker# in the kindergarten line will not permit the u* of hook# in which llln##s is menstoned In any shape or form 'We want to present to our Ill tin reader# only the beautiful and Improv ing truths of life * "I gava up then. I thank I had a chance to read a fw old-nme chil dren's stories befor# th* reign of the beautiful and th* Improving' set la." There was once a woman, says Harper's, who understood her fellowmen very thoroughly. This siulrared her to many of them, tail as she was very particular In her taste#, they #el<lom suited her. Fln all\. however, he found a man who per fectly sillied all her requirements. Hh# then brought lo hear upon him all her information concerning his sex. whb.ti was great One day III* nun's sister called on her and said: "It Is a <•>! thing that you are so strong, for so Is he, and ha does not like delicate women." At Hits the woman smiled. "I should ha very foolish were It act on thla hint," sold she “My knowledge of m'-n teach** me that such men invariably prefer wo men of ,j,|Hislte dhqioelflon from them selves," Bo when he next saw her sha told him thel she was terribly afraid of mb-* anil could not walk far. Again his staler called on her and said: "It's a good thing that you understand politic* so well, for lie Is much Interested In ihem. and says that all Intelligent wo men should Iw, too ” The woman smiled wlaely. "I should be mote than foolish were I to allot* myself to he deceived by Ibis." ahe said. "When a woman admits lhal she can master poli tic#, then It I* nil up with her. A man's Inst claim lo superiority la gone, and llfn won | he unendurable to him without that." Ho when he next saw her sha ask'd him If ll were true Oral Republi cans were belter dressed than 1 e-murrats. and why so many people were betting M to 1 on Ihe election. By and by he stopped calling, and sha krarned. to her horror, that he had en gaged himself to a woman who had writ ten a pamphlet on the silver question. Sho tv rre If had given a great many Ideas on this subject io the other woman. Thus she realised that th* man was peculiar. This teaches us lhal things ars some times what they aeem. A ha> helor uncle, says Ihe New York Commercial Advertiser, asked a girl he knew what he should send his brother's Imhy for a birthday present "I've never ■urn the chap,” aaul the bachelor uncle, "Me a use they live out West, but ha's 1 y. a a old Not a rattle or a silver howl. I suppose ?*’ "Oh. my no," said tji* girl. “Hs's much 100 old lor such Ihlugg Buy him some thing to play with." And. being In a hur ry. she illsmi>*<-d the bewildered uncle aril continued on her way. A Tew daya lalrr she met him. Ills distracted, wear led look was ll# brained wllh lira beaming air of a who feels that ha has ditto ho duty well. "I hcaighPlt,*' he announced. Th* girl look'd puxxled. and then ahe remembered. "What did "U buy*" "I paid VI fur It and ll’e a beauty. All leather and celluloid and fits In a box—" "Fold',era?" , "No." "Animals?" ••No." 1 *V n*VT”rTT'I! "Blocks?" "No. indeed. A checkerboard!** and the bachelor uncle dr, w lumseir up proudly. IP Inx a really nice girl, she smiled—bat did not laugh. I -on* A go just a# the gold wa# turning to gray. And the shadow* held the moons faint r y. „ _ I could hear your laughter, sweet and low. Just a* It rippled long ago. And o'er you stole a gallant air. As you softly said: "I love you. dear.** And I heard your laughter, sweet and low, In the mellowed light of long ago. I And though you are no far away. Yet the ghostly past came bach to-day. While your voice, and laughter, sweat and low. Are a beautiful dream of long ago. Anna Mclntosh lleviU*. A llellrtoae smoke. The Herbert Bpem-er la an elegant cigar and It truly a delightful enjoyment ta t H.ia# 'll . . •>. tt la evhllarattng-and delicious. Bee that ths name of Herbert Spencer la on every wrapper of every cigar, with out which non# are genuine. The Herbert Bpencer cigars are only aold by th# box of (0 Concha* at *i.. and Parfectoa. M SS at IJppman Brow. whole aal# druggists. Barnard and Cong ret* gtraata, of ihle city.-ad. 15