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ood Things for the Table Offerings of the Market Household Hints
The "Skyscraper" Hat Grows Still Taller in the Latest Paris Models
Republished by Special Arrangement with Harper's Bazar.
Doctor Habit9 Are
Burden to Families
Br ELI. A WHEELER WILCOX.
Copyright, 191. Star Company.
In ptt of the fact that 111 health la
unfashionable today, there are hundreds
of women to be found who regard their
silments with fond reverence and who
anticipate the coming of tha "doctor"
s tha event of tha day or week,
"these women hs" nothing tha matter
with them but their unoccupied or per
verted minds and their craving for dis
traction. They are found in all clnsies and lo
ralltles. bu; flourish In comfort and
opulence, rather than In poverty, for
poverty as a rule enforces labor, and labor
loaves no time for Imagination or hys
teria. Once let a woman acquire the "doctor
habit1' and she Is as difficult to cure
as, an opium victim, and aa hopeless to
She resents being told she looks well
?nd times drags heavily when she has no
occasion to send a hurry call for the doc
tor. But a slight cold, m little fatigue, over
eating, or a late cup of coffee or tea and
consequent wakefulness will open the way
for this hurry call; and afie dons her
most becoming negligee frown, sits bol
stered up In bed and with eaeer, ex
pectant eyes, watches the door for the
entrance of the one human be'ng who
Is not bored and wearied with her do
n riptlon of her symptoms-t he doctor.
How sympathetic he Is. and how sweet
such symnahty is to heriAnd he tells her
hnt she knew was true, but what her
old-hearted family would not believe,
tiint she Is a very sick woman, and needs
a nurso and afterward a change of air
and freedom from nil car.
Dear, good doctorl How bleak the world
would be without him and his kind!
Meantime the husband who Is working
twelve, hours a day In order to keep his
business up to the standard where he can
pay employes for working eight, comes
home with his head in a whirl, longing
for a quiet evening of domestic happl-ti-ss.
and finds the house all excitement.
Madams has had "a bad attack." and
the doctor and the nurse are both with
he husband realises what this means
Keeks of loneliness and. expense and dis
comfort; dining alone, coming home to
desolation and gloom but he knows how
useless it is to utter one protest. He will
only seem heartless and precipitate an
other attack of hysteria.
So he puts on his moBt serious expres
sion of concern and visits the Invalid
and hears all about the complicated
symptoms, and is duly sympathetic and
tells the doctor to spare no pains or ex
pense In his efforts to save madame's
life and the curtain goes down again on
the little farce he has been accustomed
to Bartlctpate In year after year at in
tervals. This Is no overdrawn picture. It Is
an absolute portrait of hundreds of idle,
purposeless, selfish, hysterical women in
the world. ,
Sometimes the spectators' pity for tho
husband is lessened by the consciousness
that ha has in a measure been instru
mental in , bringing about these Condi
tions. He has allowed business to absorb his
whole time and energy, and he has had
no leisure to give to his wife. Bhe has
pined for distraction, for entertainment,
and, not being rich in resources, she has
turned to tha contemplation of her phys
ical sensations until she has become a
monomaniac upon the subject.
To be ill and have the household upset
about her condition Is her only diversion.
But with the world st woman's feet
today, and every possible opportunity
for self-Improvement within her grasp,
what a pity that she should waste one
rtv nf this beautiful life in thinking of
V hvtt AlmnrAirm which her own mind
caused and can heal.
A half hour given each- day to sys
tematic deep breathing, and a cutting
down of her food supply to a few simple,
nutritious dishes, right exercise and
laths, and right thoughts, and nature
would bring harmony, without drugs or
doctors or nurses. But how useless to
preach these truths to the hysterical vic
tims of doctor dissipation.
Then the pleasure of talking about the
illness afterward to callers is such a
In country places one finds the same
type of woman. Bhe Is frequently single
ami past her first youth, and the doc
tor's vlplts aro a solace to her lonely
hours. While we can sympathise with
her situation, yet we must think she
would be better off were she to be thrown
out upon the world and forced to for
get her ailments In an active battle for
enUtcnce as a "bachelor girl."
Work a purpose cheerfulness a desire
to make hspplncss for others these are
a few of the antidotes to the "doctor
What Women Are Doing
The first savings bank was Instituted
i? a woman, Prlscllla Wakefield, who in
augursted a hank scheme for the en
couragement of thrift among children of
Tottenham toward tho end of the eight
Mrs. Vincent Astor has offered prises,
amounting to K.iW, for a national hous
ing competition, the object of which Is
to make the English language, American
cltixenahip and American Ideals stand
ards of living In every community.
Mrs. Thomss A. Edison, the wife of
the famous inventor, in denouncing the
present fashions. declares American
women have no originality, but follow
the leaders of fashion blindly whether
the style of dress la becoming or not.
The Montclair (N. J.) co-operative
kitchen, it is announced, has in a year
la.ied the experimental stage. A perfect
delivery service, the chairman ol the
eiecutlve committee says. Is maintained
for housekeepers who wish meals sent
to their houses ready to serve.
Mrs. Maude Murray Miller, member of
the board of moving picture censors In
Ohio, still holds her place, although ths
governor has done his best to have an
other woman appointed la her place. It
has been decided that she Is not under
the civil service commission, through
which the governor wished to have her
Miss Phtlaletha Mlchelaon is the only
woman attorney In California who spe
rlallses In criminal law. Hlnoe her gradu
ation. In 11S. Mias Mlchelson has served
as a juvenile court commissioner In Los
Angeles for four years and for three
years and was a special lecturer at the
University of Southern California and a
director of this Oeorga Junior Republic.
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Reasons Why Nearly All
Women Long for Love
One of the most Important questions
frequently asked by women is whether
love Is an absolute necessity on their
part. Most certainly it is, for the world
Is a cold, cheerless place for the un
happy woman who has never known what
true love really Is. It la only after true love
comes to the fore that a female really
lives; before Its appearance she merely
exists; after love's tender beams Btrlke
her life path she Is transformed, and
not she alone; everything to her takes
on a more beautiful appearanoe the most
sordid things of life become brighter.
Therefore, love ought to play a most
Important part In the lives of women;
In fact. It should be the chief end of
their existence. They have found occu
pations that our grandmothers would
have thought masculine. Scientific
studies, the professions of medicine, lec
turing on special subjects, gardening and
clerical work, teaching, trained nursing
all these have had a hand in relegating
love to a back seat.
In these days a large number of
women aim rather at distinction; ambi
tion spurs them on; they are not con
tent to settle down and lead a peaceful.
If uneventful, married life. They clamor
for excitement; they want amusement;
they refuse to be tied down to a round
of domestic duties In a word, many have
revolted against ths old and homely, and,
be It said, correct rule which ordained
that matrimony, following on love, was
the be all and end all of life so far as
woman was concerned.
Do women benefit by the change? Pup.
pose a woman I gains fame, with perhaps
fortune thrown In, Is that enough? Will
she bo thoroughly satisfied? She will
to tha outsider who cannot read the
secrets of her heart, but deep down
there is a consciousness that something
Is wanting. The natural instinct has
been thwarted snd the woman knows It.
Instinct, in truth, clamors for something
withheld. After all, what Is fame to a
Will the praise of a multitude fill a
woman's heart with Joy as much as an
infant lisping its first simple words?
Emphatically not Martin Farquhar Tup
per says: "A child in a house Is a well
spring of pleasure," but many a mother
might add it I also a well-spring of
worry. But would she bo without It?
Not for worlds. She is happier far than
she knows. The young mother with her
children about her is apt to let small
worries cloud over the happiest time of
her life. But when she looks back at
it, when tha young ones have all grown
up and gone from her, she wonders at
herself for having Ignored home Joys.
Is there a living woman of, say, S6 to
JO years of age who has never loved. If
only secretly? If there Is she is to be
pitied. There are thousands upon thou
sands who hare loved and lost, but their
case is not so bad as that of the woman
who has never known what love' means.
It might be argued that the latter does
not know what she has missed, but It
Is not so.
True, she may not accurately under
stand just exactly what love means, but
there Is a yearning for something, a feel
ing which she cannot define. There Is a
blank 1n her Ufe. She knows she Is In
completeundeveloped, In fact. The
sweet characteristics, the finer side of
Her nature, the true amotions all these
are stunted. It requires love to bring
them to maturity, and except they reach
maturity the woman may almost be said
to have lived In vain.
What do?s love conjure up to the aver
age girl? Bhe should Just think of the
day when she will fall In love and be
loved, and she, In fancy,, sees a home of
her own, a husband who treasures her,
and very likely children who adore her.
And what Is the result? Her life Is
made brighter by the thoughts; she Is
spurred on; she is always looking forward
to a certain happy time the very thought
of love, in fact, is necessary for her,
so what of the reality?
There are women who scoff and sneer
at love outwardly, but little heed Is paid
to them. Any one possessing common
sense knows that they are merely cloak
ing their inward feelings; they try to
deceive themselves, and that Is the short
and the long of It.
It might be asked, following on what
has been written above, la love a neces
sity for man? Very many do not think
It is; at any rate, not so much mm it Is
to a woman. The latter Is created for
the very purpose of loving and being
loved more or less; to her love Is life.
The woman who never loves, or never has
love offered her, may be called one of
life's most 'decided failures, for If a
woman's life Is to be a success love is
On the other hand, man Is a creature
created for work. His business and a
hundred and one other things take up
his attention and love with him. there
fore, Is not a matter of vital Importance.
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The first model Is a hat of tulle fle crln, with black velvet bow,
giving a peculiar Moyen age effect. Its neighbor Is the opposite ex
treme in modernity, a blue sailor trimmed with blue velvet and pom
pon. The third la of "skyscraper" height, of beige-colored straw,
draped with wide ribbon. The model below, a flaring "skyscraper,"
is of black straw with crown of black velvet The lower, upstanding
effect, nevt to the light. Is a smart black straw, with ribbon cockade.
The "skyscraper" on the right end Is a mixed straw and velvet com
The sky seems to be the limit for bats this spring. The new
models drifting over from Paris are getting higher and higher in
elevation, as well as price, Unlees somebody calls a halt the in
teriors of our leading hotels and restaurants may hare to undergo
some sort of reconstruction to admit the fashionable woman. As for
the subway trains and Fifth avenue buses, a millinery congestion of
extensive proportions may be confidently expected.
Yet the new hats are charming, cays Harper's Batar. Many of
the sailors are in bright colors, with the underpart of the brim In
black. Pur is often combined with straw, which makes it possible to
don the straw hat much earlier than usual. Besides the high hats
there are, of course, large hats and small bats and some quite flat,
the choice being regulated altogether by tha shape of the face.
Georgette, of Paris, is making some little flat bats that strongly re
semble second empire stylea. At Marcelle Demay's straw and taf
fetas are combined with good effect, and many shapes are built on
eighteenth century lines, with brims lifted In the back.
Lewis of Paris has sent over six of his smartest models to
Harper's Bazar, and striking indeed they are. There is a black straw
toque with a tall and effective crown of black velvet, which makes
an Immediate appeal as something quite out of the ordinary. Be
comlngness Is achieved by a little bow sewed in front Mixed straw
and velvet are combined to make a very chic turban. A cluster of
cherries tucked under the crown drapery gives a touch of color and
brings out the red woven Into the straw. Very attractive Is a black
straw with a dashing little cockade of ribbon sewed in front The
brim turned up from the face gives the height so necessary this sea
son in turbans and toques.
An aeroplsne Is strongly suggested In a creation of tulle de crln.
Tht only bit of trimming is a wired black bow on a tight-fitting cap.
A beige-colored straw hat recalls fashions of the early eighties. Wide
ribbon Is draped in folds over the crown and forms a large rosette in
the back. Navy blue velvet and a fluffy pompon are used to trim a
high-crowned blue sailor. This model Is suitable for early spring and
is unusually becoming.
Advice to Lovelorn
By Beatrice Fairfax
Make Owe Effort.
Dear Miss Fairfax: I have been going
about wtih a youug man for the but
I have not heard front htm for two
weks. Should I write? C. If. T.
There la no reason why yon should not
make an effort to discover what causes
your friend's silence. He may be ill. In
which case your friendly Interest is only
fitting. He may, on the other hand,
mean to break off the affair and In
that case it is Just as well for you to
know at once and not to waste amotion
A Mereesary Mate a.
near Miss Fairfax: I am 11 and la love
with a wealthy man nearly eu. 1 am not
sure whether my parents would care to
have a man of such age call on me.
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What you are in love with la undoubtedly
the idea of making a mercenary match I
sincerely hope that your parents would,
object to having this man. who Is prob
ably older than your father, call on you.
Ton really are not In love, but are prob
ably Just lnfaturated with your own
foollfth and romantic Ideas about this
The human submarine generally oper
ates In muck instead of water.
And It is easy to be philosophical when
the other guy has the toothache.
It is well to love your neighbor, If he
Is provided with a generous wad.
When a man has no conscientious
ycruples fesr of tue law will help some.
Might aa well skate on thin financial
Ice aa to freeze to death waiting on the
It la ss hard for an arMv man to be
come a loafer as it Is for a laiy cuss to
go to work.
It Is difficult for any old slob to re
frain from acting foolish when a pretty
woman comes along.
Tha snaa who cannot please his wife
should at least keep on friendly terms
with the poodle dog.
There is no mistaking the intentions of
the knocker, no matter what the results
of his efforts may be.
It Is better not to tell important secrets
to married men. The modern wife Is a
mighty persusslve creature.
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Ribbon frills on gloves are very new
and will go well with close cuffed frocks.
Msny of the new blouses are made
with the collars and frills bound with
white silk braid.
Phort brocade coats of bright colors
with a point In the back and two In the
front, weighted by heavy silken tassels,
are being made to wear with the first
light spring dresses.
In separate waists the season's fore
cast permits the oonOnuance of the
vogue for colored waists. This has con
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Every room in the Fort
Dearborn Hotel, Chicago, is
now 31.50 per day.
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Touches of Spring
cerned Itself largely with waists of chif
fon, Georgette crepe and orepe de chene,
but the summer waists will be made of
colored linens, hntlstes, chamhrays, voiles
and cotton crepes.
Blanket stitch Is not only first In favor
aa a finish for sport suits, where It
makes a perfect trimming for the close
woven soft materials which do not hem
well, but It Is being used on linen and
gabardine wash dresses. IVone In con
trasting colors, it brightens up the sim
A gray foulard donble oversklrt tops
In the Stockinet
An victmirv Arwumr futfttr. Pml. Kfflitd
The spicy richness
Armour's mild Star cure
intensified by smoking in the
Stockinet Covering Armour's
way of retaining the rich
natural juices and improv
ing the flavor. The Oval
Label identifies it as
Buy the ham
whole and remove
Stockinet yourself. If your
dealer cannot supply you, phone
us his name.
Btobt. Staflata, Mgr.. 13th sad Jones sns. Dong. 10"S
V. U. Wilkinson. Mgr., gets and Q Bta. TsL Bo. 1T40
Thr's nn Armour Oviil IhIcI sum- nenr jou.
500 rooms, all with private bath or
FORT DEARBORN HOTEL
La Salle Street at Van Burcn
Direction ol Hotel Sherman Company
a skirt of dark blue taffetas in a new
costume designed by Jenny. Each gray
overdrapery Is rut In deep Van fyke
points and bound with navy-blue taf
fetaa. The onat accompanying this cos
tume la of the blue taffetas, with short
empire back, from which depend deep,
pointed pepluma, plaited to. form postil
ion coat skirts. The sleeves are nar
row and tight-fitting to the waist, where
they are finished with a deep cuff Of
the taffetas, which flares out over the
hand and is frilled with hemstitched
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