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The be : ghf; of vulgar display has been reached by the wife of an American milKotiaire, who wears ojo - glasfei suspended upon a string of diamoDds hung round bey tuck, &ud allowed to fall to tbe hetn of her gown.
Lady Brooke's latest idea ia to have a " Shakapere Gardou " at J3a?;ton, where oyei'7 plant and flower mentioned by tho great dramatis b uto grow, if it will. Of course some of the flowers are extinct uadex tbpir old names, but rto doubtless recognisable, and " smell us tweet" under more modern nomenclature.
Kti'e Grcenaway is a dark and somewhat inaipuificaiil-locking little woman. With a keen eye for all that is picturesque in this world she^lwaya dreases very plainly and quietly herself. Sbe is a very energetic worker and declares that children mate capital models — Misa GVeeravay always draws from life.
A tew profession tor women has been found in money lending. Signora Cotumbit, a fascinating Milanese lady, has bee a leading tbe way ia Italy, and she was doing a brink trade with, necesntoun en.'i impressionable young mgn,afc n high rale ot jnteiejfc, when au unappreclative Governnseat stepped in and arrested her for habitual usury.
It mufrt be rather a funny feeliug to., be halt' married ore day and to complete tho ceremony on the secoiid. Such was the arrangement for Loid "Terry" Blackwoo&'s marrssgo with Miss Flora Davis in Paris. The civil marriage toak dlacb oa a Saturday, bsforo the Moira of the civil division ia which tho Embassy is situated, and the religious cereiaony on Monday. The reason of this doublo ceremony oa ssparate daya was because the etiquette in Frauee is inoraiug dreßa ior the civil affair and evening dress for the religious.
Miss Klunipke, whose a namo ia well known in Connection with the Paris Obscrvatoiy, is ft Califoruiaa girl. She was the fivsb woman ever admitted as a pulpil into that institution. This was five years' ago ; now she has solo charge of the Eastern Tower, with a Bfcaff of lady assistants under lier. Her duty is to record tho movements of the planets, etc. Thi3 lady astrdaoruer ia only jrnt twentyfour yearj old. , One o£ her bisters is an artist, another ia the wife oi a doctor, while she herself ia a practitioner in Paris.
Woaien have, discovered for thomEelves ia Switzerland, an excellent and suitable proftfsioix, namely that of valuero for probate, and there are oeveial in Geneva who make an excellent income out of appraising. The Swisß Govorcmeut, by the way, ia its capacity oi public under- ' taker (tor burial ia a Government monopoly in this iMoiel little Republic) also employ- many woman to drape tho pall a_d annnga the flop/era on coffins — a grueiorec otcupation for which ouo would imagi-c there ia not much competition.
Men delight m giving horrifying examples oS the length to which feininino vanity may ruu, but the supreme climax Eeem? to have been reached in. aa old Swedish custom. A looking - glasa wap placed in tbe conin of an unmarried woman;, so that whan the last tramp Bounded ehe could arrange har tuesses before making her entry into heaven. Maiden 3 wore expected to have their lock j iesß tidy than those oi: their married sisters, whosa hair was bound about' their heads in orderly braids, while the^unwon maid wova hera loosely in coquettish arraHgement tboh was easily, disturbed a_d put out of Oider.
Ifc is a& present a very noticeable f _ct (says a lady v/riter) that " brightening " tbe hair h;»s become quite the tuing to do. Please not 3my careful expression ; I did nofc say dyeing, every one would be shocked &fc euah a tn^g'estion. The hait ia only washed with soda or borar, but it has quite a remarkable effect in sqma ca3oe. A woman I know who used ts be quite a bruueite has suddenly become che.jtn.utj and brazenly says the roauifc came froni Aix-lea-Bain water. Another pretty blonde has streaks in her hair of deep gold which certainly were not there a year aj;o. This perhspa looka well ¥jt a time, but the continual im of such things always beach the hair and give it a tow appearance like a wax doll. .
Mirs Alice Everett, M.A., although she is not; yub thirty, holds an important petition ou the staff at Greenwich Obaervalory. Two eights b 'week ehe devotes to observing, and on these occasions she has Bola charge ot tbe instruments. Mies Everett's favourite form. of recreatioa io golf, sbo paints unusually well, and is an occasional contributor in as l ronomical matters to tba leadirsg' dsiiy papers. -.She is a quiet, "unassuming girl, with fi ple»siag, clever face, and ifc ia charming to find a woman holding such a unique position who makes no shout about her attainments. — a very unueual thing in these selfadverfciaiug days. She was three yeara in Girton Collage, Cambridge, and took a high pofition. in the Mathemßtical Tripo3.
Both Houses of the New Zealand ParHaruent (says an American pßpor) have pas3ed a. Bill to confer full suffrage upon women. Tho Bill lias received the formal ascent of the Governor, and this enterprising community has become a true republic instead of an aristocracy of sex. Women in the Isle of Man opjoy Parliamentary suffrage ; women in Iceland, too, have full right to vote ; unmarried women and widows in England, Scotland, and most or the Canadian Provinces have municipal suffrage, and the women of Wyoming exerciae the right of franchise to the fall, but the .Now Zealand women will be the firat to vote for what may be called a real Parliament. in a practically independent Stats — a oelf-governing country of 650,000 citizens.
A now feminine Utopia, from which, man is excluded, hag been established in the Cherokee Strip,U.S.,aad it beats the appropriate uiiaie of tho D;iifsy Community. It waa generally told in the newspapers prior to tho opening of the Strip that Miss Annette Daisy, a Kentuckian of some celebrity aa a boomer in previous land opening, was camped on tho line with some forty spinsters and widows, aDd purpoeed loadicij them into the Strip to secure tv saction or so and establish a women's settlement. Miss Dsisy and her project were lost si?ht of in tho shuffle and scramble that followed tho rush over the border. But the miHsionary found twentytwo of the Daisy Colonists settled on. threequarter sections, aggregating about 4SO acres, a few miles weat of Ponca. They had erecifld two houses and four rough shelters, end had bsgun to improve tha land. A horrid man eecurod tho off quarter of the sec; ion, and they have been trying to buy him out, but ha teams well pleased with his neighbours and declines to move.
W. Sthanqe and Co. are now allowing onornioua stocks of carpets, floorcloths a&d linoleums, api .invite jttgpspftojjv- v "
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