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"3 LEARN from the scientists
of the" census bureau and
others who have made a
-,tudy of that interesting but
.rratic bird, the stork, that
ts favorite habitat is in the
of the poor rather than in the
palaces of the rich, and that in no
COPYRKH7 BY im-fMtATto'At. rifiCKHNECOtirANY
Before they were Lc - I look every care or
my ovrn health anu .iwd as much as pos
sible in the open ai. Uerore Edith was
born I spent months oar yacht cruising
around, as it vas su .-, in fact, she was
born at sea. Then I . . :.-;,3d my babies
myself, except tv.icc a i.;uxs rendered
it impossible for me to co so. I do cot be
lieve in sterilised mi 'i nor patent baby
foods. A baby is like a little puppy. If you
want it to grow fine and strong and fat, you
must give it the right start, and nothing has
yet been discovered that takes the place of
the food that nature intended for a child.
"In raising my children my plan has been
to bring them up to be simple and
hardy. Not obc of my children has
other place in tho world is it more sel
dom seen than along Fifth avenue.
The homo of Mr. George J. Gould,
however, is an exception to this rule.
jSeven times the domestic bird has vis-,
kted and blessed that abode, each time
(leaving a baby so strong and lusty, so'
ig and beautiful, that it fully justified
the fond parents' declaration that it
was the finest child ever born. Bet
ter still, the Gould children have
OTOwn up to be almost perfect speci
mens of physical health, and they are
eo intelligent and so natural and unaf
fected in character that it seems
worth while to tell how this result
lias been accomplished, and how a
wise father and mother have enabled
their children to lead the simple life
in the midst of millions and a luxury
that makes that of the fabled Sybar
ites look like a makeshift with which
one could get along if one had to.
Vhen you want to dive to the heart of a mys
tery the French shrug their shoulders and spread
out their hands, and say: "Cherchez la femme."
If you desire to find the key to any family situa
tion and know why the children of the household
are what they are virile or weakly, sturdy lit
tle men and women or flabby jellyfish, potential
citizens t)f worth or mere cumberers of the
ground you must act as if the old French adage
read: "Cherchez la mere."
f It is the mother that counts where children aro
l concerned, and so I sought cut Mrs. George J.
Gould, and asked her for her recipe for bringing
. up a family. I found her in their magnificent
suite of apartmonts at the Plaza hotel, surround
ed, like Cornelia, by her jewels. There was her
daughter JIarjorie, a lovely, slim slip of a girl,
one of the debutantes and belles cf the season,
come In to tell of the delights of the ball of the
.night bofore. There was Edith, a sturdy little
miss of seven, hanging upon her mother's shoul-
i,der. There was George, a shy lad of 12, poking
,- his head in between the portieres from time to
lime. The other children were absent, and a mo
tor was being sent to her sc.jol for Vivian, and
another to Columbia university for Kingdon and
Jay, for the day was bitter cold and snowy. Baby
Gloria, who is only two and a half years old, was
spending the winter at Georgian Court with her
grandmother, and trinkets were being got ready
to send to her there.
The room itself was a very temple of mother
hood, for its empire tone had been ruthlessly sac
rificed before family affection and love of things
homelike, and everywhere on walls and mantles
and tables there were photographs of the chil
dren Jay in tennis flannels when he won the
championship of the world, Kingdon with his first
. mustache, marvelously like a young edition of
the kaiser, Marjorie in her debutante gown, and
baby pictures innumerable.
Ih the midst of all this evidence of a mother's
brooding love sat Mrs. Gould, a radiant figure in
trailing pale-blue silk, as young looking-almost as
tier own daughter, and I thought that if I were an
artist I should like to paint her as a triumphant
modern Madonna, a woman to whom motherhood
bas brought nothing but joy, and whose children
are her crown of happiness. She has had all that
women crave, has this woman who is a darling
of the gods. First she had success and fame,
which she won by her own genius; then she was
given love and marriage and enormous wealth
and high social position. She has beauty that is
Btill undimmed, but the best that life has given
her is her children, and it is good to hear her
"My acquaintances have sometimes pitied me,"
she said with a smile, "because I have had so
many babies, but I have not one child too many.
I have never had a child that I did not want, or
that has not found a warm welcome waiting for
it I think that is one reason why my children
have all been so strong and have had such se
"I have felt the responsibilities of motherhood.
too. and have tried to give my children as good a
start as possible by giving them sound bodies.
I tx g:?0?j'iii5s'y W
ever had on a stitch of flannel, not even a
flannel petticoat. They have warm wraps
when they go out of doors, but in the house
they wear little socks and low-necked and
short-sleeved cotton or woolen clothes.
They live also on the simplest and plainest
food cereals and eggs, tender steaks and
good roast meat, with plenty of vegetables
and fruit, and the simplest sort of dessert
when they have any at all. No pies and
pastry, and no nibbling at candy all day for
them. I also put great stress on absolute
regularity in eating, and no matter who
else waits, the children have their meals
exactly on the stroke of the clock.
"We are a very domestic famii3 and the
children have their breakfast and lunch,
which 13 really their dinner, with Mr. Gould
and myself, but until they are 1G -years old
they have their supper at a little after six
o'clock, and only have something very light
to eat They never come to dinner, unless
upon their birthdays it is permitted as a
great treat. Why, Marjorie never came to
dinner regularly until last year, and she is
still so attached to the nursery tea that
when we are down at Georgian Court she
often eats with the children by preference.
"Of course I have so many other duties that it
is not possible for me to be always with my ba
bies, and so I kept a trained nurse for each one
until he or she was two and a half years old, and
past the teething-time; but there is never a night,
even to this day, that I do not go into each room
the last thing before going to bed, and tuck the
covers down with my own hands, good and tight
around each child. And I have nursed every one
of my children with my own hands when they
were sick. I had trained nurses, of course, but
I sat up with the sick child, too. When Marjorie
had that fearful spell of scarlet fever in France
the summer before last, and when it seemed ut
terly impossible for her to recover, her father
and I never left her day or night for weeks. The
doctors said that it was the most malignant case
they ever saw, and that nothing but her marvel
ous strength pulled her through. They said that
if she had. been a French girl she certainly would
"I believe that the chief thing about raising
children up to be well and strong is to bring them
up in the country where they can have plenty of
fresh air and room for exercise, and freedom. It
was for the benefit of our children that we went
down to Lakewood and built Georgian Court. The
second floor of the houseJs devised especially for
the children, and the sunniest room in it is for
the baby and the next sunniest for the ex-baby;
and we's always had great times and ceremonies
when the reigning monarch had to give way for
a new king or queen of the nursery and have his
or her 'little belongings packed up and moved on.
"Everything has been sacrificed for the good of
the children. For ten years we lived at Georgian
Court only in the winter, and took the babies
every summer up to the quietest and dullest little
place in the world in the Catskills, ten miles from
"At Georgian Court we provided every sort of
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MRS GOULD AND THE ffS3S EDITH AM) GLORIA
player, but after Kingdon went to Columbia the
game was somewhat broken up; so as there was
a fine professional tennis-player at Lakewood he
took up court tennis instead. It is a game that re
quires unusual strength and quickness of motion,
but he soon became so expert at it that when ha
was 17 he won the American championship, and
when he was IS he' carried off the English cham
pionship, which is, of course, the championship of
"Neither Mr. Gould nor myself Is an advocate of
boarding-schools. We believe that the very best
associations that children can have during the
formative years of their lives are home associa
tions, and that no guardianship Is equal to the
loving watchfulness of a father and mother. There
fore we have kept our children right In the home
nest, and have had them educated by tutors and
"In educating the children we have tried to de
velop each one along the' line of his or her own
natural bent. For Instance, Marjorie adores read
ing, particular poetry; and romance. She is a good
musician and, as I said, speaks four languages; but
she does not care for what you might call the
drudgery of study, and I have not afflicted her with
it. But Vivian has a profound mind. She loves to
study and to delve into deep subjects.
"I am very proud of my two big boys. They are
clever, and they are strong, manly boys, and best
of all. In a mother's eyes, they are good boys.
Neither of them has ever caused me a moment's
uneasiness or a single heart-pang. Kingdon is 21
and Jay is 20. and neither of them smokes or has
ever tasted liquor. Not that I am a prohibitionist
at all, or have ever tried especially to keep such
things away from them, but they just have no de
sire for stimulants. And that, I take it, i3 about
the best indication of their health and strength, as
well as a vindication of my method of raising chil
dren, for after all, it's the healthy body that gives
a healthy mind and healthy Impulses, isn't it?"
FdDr tttoe Hottg:
Cfcat on Topics of aiy Kinds, by a
PREPARATION FOR THE MEETING
NOT k HOLEOAY GILE38ATI0N
An Autumn Leaf Party.
An exceedingly novel party has just
been brought to my notice and will
soon be in season now. In the coun
try, where leaves remain much longer
on the trees than In the city, a hostess
noted for her original ideas, conceived
the idea of turning the clearing of her
large lawn of the autumt leaves into
Over the telephone invitations went
cut to six congenial couples, all good
friends, to come the following Satur
day attired in warm clothes, with
heavy gloves. Partners were chosen
by rakes tied with ribbons, two of
each color. Then work began. After
each couple had a big pile the hostess
asked that a specimen of each variety
of leaf be brought into the house.
Then there was an impromptu contest
to see who could name the most varie
ties. A picnic luncheon was served
and great bonfires of the leaves were
built after dark.
Afterwards all gathered round the
fireplace, told stories, roasted apples
and chestnuts and begged to be In
cluded in next year's "leaf party."
"Next" year is now this year, and I
know several people who are planning
to have just such jolly parties when
the fall weather lays low the brilliant
red and yellow leaves. The hostess
had made dainty autumn leaf place
cards, done in wood brown with gold
lettering. By the way, this same host
ess told me she was growing cunning
little Norway pine trees in six-inch
pots for Christmas gifts. Capital idea,
don't you think?
was that there were 24 fine speci
mens. The hostess first' tied one on
the honored guest just before the
chafing dishes were brought in; then
one by one each guest tied or pinned
on her offering until the bewildered
little bride-to-be was literally en
veloped from head to foot In aprons.
They made fudge, then cocoa and
wafers were passed.
This wonderful bit by the late Ed
ward Everett Hale I want to put in
our department, as its sentiment car
ries out the idea I wish every home
maker would adopt and endeavor tc
carry out in her own immediate homo
"Home and home life must never
become commonplace. The little sur
prises, the remembrance of the birth
day, the unexpected treat, the pleas
ure earned for one by the sacrifice of
another all these belong under oui
head of spiritual exercises. Nor i
there any scene of our life which sc
demands such exercise as this fa
miliar scene 'of home, which has to be
reset every day.
The Case of Thos. Majors Before ths
Supreme Court. Other Matters at
The Capital of the State.
Early Morning Bird Party.
A hostess in a near-by suburb gave
this party, which was novel and huge
ly enjoyed by those who participated.
The hour was half-after five in the
morning, and the invitations contained
a time table with the train marked
that those who accepted must take.
At the station they were met by a
bus and conveyed to the house where
coffee and rolls were served on the
porch. Then an hour was spent in
the woods adjacent to the grounds
where the birds congregate for their
The hostess had a book describing
birds, their habits and their notes,
which was used as reference. A prize
was awarded to the person who know
the names of the most birds, one to
the person who discovered the great
est variety and one to the guest who
counted the most nests. An hour was
spent in this way and then all return
ed to the house, where a perfectly de
licious breakfast was served, begin
ning with fruit and ending with waf
fles and maple syrup.
To Find Partners.
At a card party the hostess passed
English walnuts which proved to be
candy boxes containing the tiniest of
bonbons in many colors. There were
two of each color and partners were
found by matching the candies in
their nuts and then they had them to
eat afterward. There were just seven
tables and all the rainbow tints were
represented, the chairs at the tables
were tied Avith a huge bow of tulle of
one of the seven colors. The effect
was very pretty and added to the gay
ety, for every one loves color when
used to good advantage.
An Apron Shower.
Quite the jolliest and most practical
shower that has come to my notice
lately is an apron "shower." A friend
of the bride-elect planned it all for
an afternoon affair; each guest was
invitod to bring an apron, large or
small, fancy or plain, so the result
Folds and fischus over the should
ders are quite a feature of evening
Except for an occasional scant
flounce, all trimming is put on in
Figured as well as striped Henriet
tas are seen in the shops in all the
Shirring over cords and in tiny
puffs will be seen more and more a&
the season advances.
The scarf which matches the gown
is becoming one of the familiar fea
tures for the light wrap.
The winter promises to be a season
of extra long, narrow coats over plain,
striped or checked gowns.
A gay Beau Brummel frill at the
throat transforms the tailored suit
into something dainty and feminine
Black embroidery upon brown is
smart when the brown is not too dark
to afford a contrast with the black.
Hats of dark material, lined with
something lighter in color, are among
the dressy types of midsummer wear.
The coarser weaves of tussore,
which have the preference just now,
look at a distance like a piece of rough
Sleeveless coats with a color con
trasting with the gown under them
are in growing favor as the season
Among the popular fabrics are tha
new two-tone changeable satins, the
face being of one color and the back
One of the oddities of the season la
the introduction of the metallic and
spangle effects among the cottons and
Glace kid gloves are imperative for
full dress, except in very hot weather,
and may be worn with almost any cos
tume. Glace kid is expensive, "but it
wears and cleans well.
Pear-shaped pearls or jewels, or
strands of platinum threaded with dia
monds and pearls, are fashionable.
Colored net or tulle sleeves have z
lining of gold net. This gives just a
charming shimmer through the outei
The Case of Thos. Majors.
The right of Thomas Majors to hold
a position on the new state normal
board wa3 argued before the supreme
court. C. S. Allen appeared for Ma
jors and in defense of tie act, while
Attorney General Thompson attacked
the new law.
The argument was not different
than that previously presented in
briefs. Mr. Allen de ended the valid
ity of the act as raesed by the last
legislature and upheld Majors' right
to a position on the board on the
grounds that he was not a beneficiary
under the act directly, inasmuch as
the appointment of the normal board
was changed only, tfce governor being
given the apo-ntment and no other
material change being made. The
legal side of the matter was taken up
especially In connection with the man
ner in which the attack on the law
was made. It is alleged that the act
was uncocstitutionil and that Majors
was holding an office in v'olation of
the law. It was argued that if the
law was unconstitutlona' that there
would be no second cause of the ac
tion. The a'toraey general attacked Mr.
Majors' appointment on the ground
that he was a benelciary of the legis
lature whl-h passed the act. Other
wise he followed the line of attack:
previously laid down In his brief.
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The State Teachers Association
meets in Lincoln on the 3rd, 4th and
Bth of November i009.
Last year's splendid attendance
demonstrated the wisdom of fixing an
earlier date than the winter holidays
and a date when all teachers, school
officers, and patrons are most inter
ested in education. The Association
fs not a holiday celebration it is a
meeting of earnest men and women
for mutual help and inspiration in tho
work of making Nebraska's public
schools the most effective in the
The executive committee, the local
committee, and the Lincoln Commer
cial Club have given the most careful
attention to every detail of program
and local entertrinment required for
ten thousand people.
A splendid program cannot benefit
those schools whose officers and teach
ers are not in attendance.
Where school boards have not al
ready granted their teachers the three
days on regular pay. the superintend
ent of the town and city school, and
the teacher of the country school,
should place the matter before the
board and give positive assurance that
the time asked will be devoted to im
proving the work of the school.
If necessary dismiss school and
make up the time later.
You are engaged in a great work
for a great state. Be patriotic.
A. L. GAVINESS.
For Executive Committee.
Not a Big Sum After All.
About fifteen hundred corporations
have paid the state corporation tax.
according to 4ecretary of State Jun
kin. Secretary of State Junkin now
estimates the total income from this
source, if the law is held to be good
finally, to be about $C0,000. When
the legislature was considering this
matter some estimates of the amount
of money that would be brought into
the treasury ran as high as $250,000
and $300,000. Tho number that has
paid is thought to be perhaps half
of the total number of corporations in
Union Pacific Appeals.
The Union Pacific has again ap
pealed to the federal court the dam
age suit of George Robinson for $25,
000. Robinson was motorman on a
Lincoln Traction company car which
was struck by a Union Pacific train.
After finding his case carried away
to the federal court the first time
Robinson thought he could keep the
matter in the state courts by includ
ing the engineer of the Union Pacific
train as a co-defendant, but the Union
Pacific carried the case into the same
court again despite this attempt to
forestall the act.
There Is something particularly attractive about the idea of dainty mus
lin as a covering for glove and handkerchief sachets, and we give, in the ac
companying sketch, an idea that will be found of value.
Fewer Arrests Made.
The number of arrests registered
at the police station during the first
fifteen days of the month of Septem
ber this year shows a marked de
crease from the number of the corre
sponding days in previous years.
There is a decrease of thirty-five from
1908; a decrease of 119 from 1907;
and a decrease of eighty-two from
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POINTS ON AUTUMN MILLINERY
COUNTY OF A THOUSAND KEYS
Monroe County, Florida, Is All Islands
and Everglades, and Very In
Monroe county is the most unique
county in the state, if not in the
United States. The larger portion of
the county is made up of a group of
islands, or, as they are called, keys,
both on the east and west coasts. The
only 'pert cf Monroe county oh the
mainland Is the Cape Sable country,
the extreme southwest of the United
States on the mainland.
The larger portion of this land Is
what is known as the Everglades, and
but a limited number of acres are now
under cultivation. In the vicinity of
Cape Sable there are large bodies of
rich alluvial land and a considerable
quantity has been under cultivation for
several years past.
All kinds of tropical and semi-tropical
fruit trees grow luxuriantly on the
keys and bear full crops of fruit each
year. Every key is surrounded, with
water and the great portion of them
have clean white sand beaches with
bluffs varying in height above high
water mark. Jacksonville Times-Union.
Sugar a Valuable Tonic
A medical journal gives particulars
of experimental cases In which sugar
was employed as a tonic and invigora-
tor. One patient, subiect to the most
violent headaches from hunger or lac
of food, discovered that the pressun
in the head was considerably relievei
when a few lumps of sugar dipped ii
water were eaten very slowly. Fui
ther experiments are being made witJ
a view to demonstrating the value o
lump sugar as a luncheon where othe
food Is not to be had. It would be i
simple and easy matter (the write
points out) to carry half a dozei
pieces of sugar in one's pocket, to tx
indulged In with no other accompanl
ment but a class of water.
Some Features That Are Distinctly
New Will Mark the Headgear of
the Coming Season.
Chenille Is very prominent and
shown in exqiuite colors of velvety
softness. Often it is interwoven with
silk braid, forming crown plateaux
and trimming bands, and in this in
stance offers splendid possibilities for
novel color blends.
A remarkable feature of the autumn
models Is that the pronounced and dis
tinctive outlines which prevailed in a
great many of the midsummer hats
had to yield the palm to unusually
soft, undecided ones. This is due to
the fact that there are very few
blocked shapes employed for the truly
exclusive chapeaux, those that are
softly draped with rich, supple ma
terial being In the lead.
Calla lilies of velvet are shown and
represent the latest fashion In the
new floral offerings. They are equally
lovely when In fancy tones black,
dull blue, purple or rose as in their
natural pale, creamy white, and In
every case their chalice is filled with
the subtly curved, deep yellow rod of
stamina, which is the charactersitc
part of this flower. Tulips are very
good, and so are large petaled, clus
tered anemones of lustrous heavy
satin or soft velvet, especially so when
accompanied by velvet foliage in nat
ural hues. Vogue.
The highest point of simple perfec
tion is delineated in the dresses for
early fall wear. Apropos of materials
one always sees the staple qualities
and expects them, but attention is di
rected toward the newer and more ex
pensive fabrics, even though they are
are of a well-known cloth or voile, yet
distinctly new in color or markings.
These made into dresses of the se
verest models are exactly what are
meant by the simple perfection of
these newest models.
Soft satin will again bo used in
making evening gowns. Some of these
dresses are trimmed with Brussels
net, and the working in of gold or sil
ver threads enhances the beauty of
those satins in the darkest colors.
Women in Convention.
The National Woman's Christian
Temperance Union convention is to
held in Omaha October 22 to 27. The
executive committee and official board
will hold meetings on the 20th and
21st. One evening will be given of
the demonstrations of department
work, and the closing night, October
27, will be devoted to a "jubilee" by
the states that have now a place on
the program of rejoicing over state
gains In the temperance movement.
Six hundred delegates arc expected
to be Inattendance and their work is
locked forward to with much interest.
Echo of Mosher Crash.
C. W. Mosher, of evergreen mem
ory, was named as defendant in a suit
instituted in district court. The
plaintiff is Susie Broadwater, who al
leges that she became owner of lot
233 in the village of Waverly. In 1SS3
this property belonged to Harrimon C.
Rose, who borrowed $200 from Mosher
and gave a mortgage on the lot. For
some reason his wife did not join in
the4 instrument and later she gave an
other mortgage to secure the same
debt The mortgage was paid, but
Mosher neglected to release It.
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