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Anita Stevart's Talks to Girls
No. 4 Every Girl Should Learn a Trade.
Tricks of Brain
Simple Elegance, the New Paris Note
Republished by Special Arrangement with Harper's Bazar
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War give strange (llmpwrn Into things
not necracar'ly connected with It. It
oftn places In the hands of a surrenn
;msn of knowledge which he could not :
otherwine have acquired. A French eer-
I geant received a wound !n the hend )
which affected the bruin In such a way
that at times he exhibited aupranormal
1 power of perception, as If hla senses
i had heoome more than human In their
) Amonir ths etnerlments tried with him
, wna thl: Flared at a desk, with a screen
.before him which hlil hla hand, he wn
aaked to write a let tor, and, a ho wrote,
the sheets, ten in number, were rapidly
'removed so that each line was written
.on a dlfftrent hrt, (he lmt aheet con
taining only the signature. Then he waa
jacked to read and correct the letter, with
'only the last sheet lying on the table
land yMll screened from his eyed. H read
It correctly, ar.rt 'nserted the emenda
. tlonc, and the punctuation marka. In
, their proper place n the blank aheet.
Just fl If It h.-id contained the entire
j A l:illar power of mental v'alon seem
,tt have born po'Tdl by Paul Morphy,
the phrnottien'al cheM player, who could
Tiny eight games at oner, blindfolded,
i Mpi phy waa born with the gift; the
French acrgeant had It accidentally
I knocked into his head.
It would be a hasty conclusion that
a sufficient number of properly d'rected
, knocks on the skull might turn a dolt
l Into a genlue, and yet the mind doe.
In most men. seem to he enclosed In an
Uy ANITA 8TEWAKT.
Copyright, 1913. International
My mother my vtlao, lar-set'lug mother
-bean when I waa a little girl to pre
para ma to ba self-supporting. I had a
very sweet, strong, high soprano voice,
and It waa Intended In those days that
1 should be a singer, but chaiiva opened
the door of a moving picture atudlo to
m. I mads good, and my fata was
But how I niak my living Is a mora
atalL The main point is that my mother
did not trust my future to luoK, a Is
the common way with parents with their
girls, although they are careful euougli
to try to safeguard their boya.
My mother didn't say, "Anita is pretty,
he'll be sura to marry and llv happily
Una said, "Perhaps Anita may marry,
2rhapa aha may not marry. Perhaps,
If alia doea marry, her husband may
turn out to ba a poor business man.
fwho has no faculty for making money.
or he may become an Invalid, or die, and
leave her with children, and aha may
need to know how to maka money a
Jtundred times mora desperately than any
single woman aver does.
Tv seen all of these calamities hap
pen over and over again, and I don't
want my daughter to be one of those
balplass, futilo women who have never
triads a dollar, and couldn't If they were
thrown out on their own resources."
That's the way my mother looked at
the subject, and If every other mother
Book the same Una It would save a lot
f useless misery ami suffering, far It's
the uaprcpaxadueaa of girls fur llta that
tnakee so many of them nutka such a
mesa of 1U
If every girl was taught soma trade
or profession by whkh she could support
herself It would do away with nearly all
of the unhappy marriages.
Then a girl could wait until the man
She wanted for a husband cams along,
instead of having to taJut the first man
who p reposes to her, because her family
hows her that they think that they have
supported her Ion- enough, and, that sne
ouht to set out of the way of li'-r
The girl with her own occupation
doesn't have to marry for a home, but
the dependent girl do, only too often.
The girl who has a gjod trade or pro
fession Is treated bettrr by her husbaoA
too. lo you know why so many wives
tand for druukeuiu, unfaithfulness
and blutallty from their husbaniisT It's
because they have no way of making a
living- for Uiemselvea. They've never
. been taught bow to earn a cent, and it's
a cnoU between being abused or starved
but the woman with a good profeanlon
at her I IK its' ends simply serves no
tlce on her husband that if he Wn t
I rent hc-r right she'll back to her
old po.lt! jn. and you an going to find
cut that when etriy woman Is eelf-jp-j-.rt.ii;,',
theru is going U be the greatest
reformation the world has ever known
In the conduct of husbands.
And It gives a girl such a sense of
Independence and dignity to know that
she can stand on her own two littlo fert,
and doesn't have to be like a flopping
vine hanging onto the nearest support.
It makes her feel that she's a human
being and some account In the world.
and that is about as soul satisfying an
emotion as we' ever get.
i I say, girls, by all means learn
how to do some one thing well enough
to make a living by it. It doean't mat
ter whether you are rich or poor, for
no one knows what sort of luck Is wait
ing for us down the road.
A rood trade is a strong crutch to
lean on If you need It, and If you never
need It, It Is a comfortable thought to
know that you've got it In reserve. It's
Just like having mouey In the bank.
(The next article by Anita Stewart will
appear here soon.)
: Advice to Lovelorn
BY B&avmsoa riOIaX 1 1
lour "HI llrutbrr."
lear Mms Fairfax: I am a girl of II
and fur the lat five years have known a
young man two .yesrs my senior. This
Vouiik. man la a rreiment visitor at our
lious.v as he la alxo iny brother's chum,
and wo grew up to regard him aa one
of the finally, lie in return talis me his
littlo lter. Now. fler being with him
so Iohk. 1 find that1 1 am not indifferent
to Mm, but love huu very much, of
wiucn lie m not aware. I would nut lor
all the world lei him know that 1 love
him. Whenever I hear that he la com
ing up to the hoime 1 purely go away
to tiy to forget him, but find that It is
ImiMKlhle. lie has been up several times,
and after flndtna; me out inquired of my
mother where bis sister was. Now, MWs
Fairfax, pleaM) ail viae me what to do.
No one Knows of my love for him.
Kvery one In the hou rexorda him ae
one i.s us. 1 1 KAKThllOK l-.N K. 8. H.
Just go on In your friendship for your
"big brother." Lve frequently grows
from a loyal and congenial friendnhln.
Do not fear to snow him the tender af
fection your assumed. relatlonxhlD Im
plies. If sweetness and womanliness do
not win his love, neither cold self-con
sciousness nor a forward declaration on
your part would auooeed.
ftha Is to Blame.
Iiear Mls Fairfax: I have been paying
attention to a young girl for six months.
Of late I have heard that, w hile on her
vacation she whs with a luitrriid nun
most of the tune, hhe alo haa another
married man meet her and escort her
borne from her place of business.
Ixi you think tliat the man that meets
her and sees bur home a man of guod
moritl character wtu n he haa a wife and
children home watting for him.
F. B. Mc.
The persou moat to blame In the case
you stata la the girl herself. 'A young
woman who knowingly accepts the atten.
tlon of married men harms her own
character and Selfishly emlanner the
tiiHins of the wife who has never
done anything to Injure her. Try to per-
siijiie this girl that her course Is rrutlly
stlflch and very dangerous
bacure shell which reveals bright gleams
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iii,uiii in i inin,
Bometline the mind appears to take
advantage of the hours of sleep In order
j to free Itself from its accustomed
Uhnrklns. The lightning quickness of Its
action at such times is startling. It
I throws off time, and yet relalna ita Image
! bo perfectly that tlie dreamer la abso
One of the moM Interesting examples
of the lntantaneoiinea of dreams Is
reoorded of hlmxelf by I F. A. Maury,
d)'ln(rulnhed French antiquarian and
historical writer. As he lay sleeping in
hla bed a curtain red fell and struck
him violently on the back on the neck,
awakening him with a start. During
that moment of waklnp, which could not
have occupied more than two seconds
hefors conscloURnens was complete.
, Maury had a dream In which he thought
' he lived through the reign of terror in
! Paris, was arrested and tried before the
revolutionary tribunal, waa condemned
to death and sent to the guillotine, lie
felt, the quiver of the deacendtng knife
and the thck as it struck his neck
and then the dresm .vanished and he
I If a aimllur accident had suggented a
like train of thought. consisting of
tu nit'CU memory and Imagination to a
person wide awako, he would have had j
no sense of the lapsA of any time except (
that actuully Involved In the develop- ,
ment of his refaction, but for the
dreamer, to whom the details florked
Immensely fustcr than they could have
bren conceived l.y a waking 1 thinker.
there was a semw of slow passage of
the time corresponding In length with
that which would huve been required by
the eventa themselves.
Just as the dream makes the persons
who play a part In It seem absolutely
actual, so It reproduces the effect of
the ordinary flow of time without the
slightest apparent curtailment. Here Is
something worth thinking about an
linage of time ran be made to appear j
exactly Ilka real time; an hour, a day,
a week, a year, can be condensed Into
a second, and the mind will perceive no
difference! Might not the process be re
versed and a second be expanded to an
age in the consciousness of a different
order of being than ours?
In these things we see the origin of the
peculations of certain philosophers,
who maintain that there la no such
thing as time, that It Is a mere notion of
the mind and that In reality everything
What the mind doea In sleep is not
always merely telling Itself stories, for
often very Important work Is performed
In dreams, having a bearing upon every
day affairs. Coleridge composed! the
most Imaginative of all hla poems In a
dream. Codoroet, the great French
mathematician, more than once had the
conclusion of some profound calculation,
I on which he had vainly labored before
retiring to bed. presented to him In a
lr. Olynthua Gregory often employed
In lectures to hia college classes Ideas
and even words and sentences which he
had worked out while asleep. There Is
at least one Instance on record of the
Invention of a new word by a dreamer.
It la recorded by Dr. John Abercromble,
who says that a gentleman dreamed that
he was enclosed with a crowd of peo
ple in a penthouse, where they were
threatened with suffocation for lack of
fresh air. In hla dlstreaa he cried out:
"II faut detolter" ("Force off the roof!")
As he littered thla cry he awoke. Now,
there U a French word meaning "roof,"
but no vert) "detolter," which would
mean to take the roof off. The stories
of warning of death and danger con
veyed by dreams are Innumerable, but
Base ball enthusiasts are not as foolish
as the sporting editor would have ua
When the average man gets Justice in
the courts he Is usually too old to enjoy
In nearly every Instance the womaa
with a lasy husband la a hopeless pes
simist. A fellow can look mysteriously wise
without having a secret worth keeping
In his head.
!xve in a cottage dors not bring much
joy when the cottage Is owned and run
by tne hust.ar.de parents.
In this suit
drrws of grfon
velours de lalne,
full skirt with
The Jacket ends
with fnr, as
wll s the
cuffs and collar.
Paris fashion designers will put women
In trouserettes before they are through.
They are continually hinting at that
tort of tlung, and while they do not yet
feel the tithe Is. ripe, they never miss the
opportunity to strike the note.
At a recent fashion review in the
French capital, the scene of the play
was laid a hundred years hence, an J (
Paul Pol ret had the chance to bring
out the trouser skirt for which he ha
long had a predilection. Polret haa often
been heard to remark that the trouserette
Is the "fashion of tomorrow."
The fashion note in Parts today la ex
treme simplicity, and a return to refined
elegance. Doeulllet has designed some
charming costumes since the opening,
says Emllle de Joncalre, writing in the
Christmas number of Harper's Baiar.'
Doeulllet Is always conservative, and has
a large French clientele. He ahows at
his best now when the simplicity he ha
always advocated has become popular.
Doeulllet's skirts are short and 'full.
Doeulllet has fashioned here a
gown of old rose taffeta with the
skirt draped high In the back and
trimmed ou the bottom with skunk
fur. The tight fitting waist is of
heavy silver lace, and bands of passe
menterie form shoulder straps.
and he calls attention to the fact that In
order to give a youthful air a full skirt
mustbe quite short. The circular, bell
shaped skirt has not, however made. Us'
appearance. Recently he created a gown
of soft velvet In coral tone for one of
hia exclusive American customers. Tin
skirt Is draped on the hips and bordered
Of blue gabardine is this service
able little frock? which has a loose
hanging bolero and white si Ik vest.
The full skirt has two wide tucks at
the bottom, and wide pockets on the
sides are heavily embroidered in
on the bottom with skunk. The corsage Is
of silver lace. He is also making so mo
charming frocks of black lace for hi
Parisian clientele. These are trimmed
with velvet and fur.
Pockets are. brought into prominence
In every costume; sometimes their pres
ence In a very full skirt Is accentuate
by a lining of contrasting color, Bome
tlmes they are frankly a leading feature
and outlined with fur or embroidery, But
they are not Intended for usefulness and
must not bulge with hankerchlef or purse,
though they may hold the few coins one
needs to have at hand.
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