The best educated Korean woman is a Mrs Pak, who last year took her degree ao doctor of medicine at the Baltimore Medical College.
Amongst ihe shoes possessed by Qacen' Alexandra— *nd she collects boots and shoes of all perdods worn by . famous ' persons — fine pair which she <treaeures most' are those once worn by M-ary Queen of Scots. '" . ' .
The Poatmwrter-G-meral, Lord Londonderry,/ has arranged for the payment of a, small dowry to every lady clerk on her marriage. This will' consist of a twelfth of the salary »t the time of marriage for; each -year of service,' but rt must never exceed altogether a ye*r!s" «alary. "'; ■■ , .- : '■' . ■ • ■■; ••■':■■.
In these days there is no such thing van elderly "' lady. Women pass, from young to old, and somehow manage to skip the middle age. Grandmothers of, the type of $ac Queen and Georgina, QountessVpf Dudley, have quite revolutionises old impressions of the grandparent. .'■;■'. .
Apropos of Queen Wilhelmina's numerous wedding presentß, » ; very simple buthighlyiprized offering were Wo pure white doves, with bows of orange ribbon tied about their necks, whioh were brought to the Palace in a basket by two Ktrtle % iris, an* eraiiingly . »p---cepted by the young Queen, who is very fond of birde.
- Amonjf tiia mray •ooomplisliiiiemis of the' yototg Queen of HoUand- is her devotion to jihe woay at Datural history. Wih«n «he was in London, during her minority, a few years ago, shw and her mother, Queen 'Emma, 'made several visits to the Natural History Museum. South KensinjWJa, for the special purpose oz studying- ftihe minerals. Her 'Mftjesty ia ■*, diligent reader of acianttfio literature.
Rusaian women «re studying agriculture and hortaculture. Quite recently «. course ot iaetruction for women waa qpen«d in the Sohool of Agrioulturo »t Moscow, und«r the sanction of the Russian Jitini»t«r of Agricultuie. Ml tihe subiYscfta -aaually taught in a school- of "this klnfi were xnidud«d in th» course,' which started with «n atfcendnnoe of fifty students, who»e ages ranged from seventeen to fortr-fiva.
Mad«me 1a Marechal* Niel, wibo has : just died in Pads, «t eevetfty-nins> ,jeaa» of *ge, •was the window of Marshal 'Na«l, on« of • Napoleon IH.'s HioiabeTß of War. There are now only two " MaroohaJes do Franc* " living, the widows of M»r»h*ls Saint Axn*ud,-*and Le Bosuf , other two of .Napoleon's Ministers. Mmo. Niel -was a very charming peraonality. Sh« has given her n«m« to a certain erowth off rose, whioh 'bids fair to perpeiaate it
. A ring-bearer is now * prominent character at American weddings. Nervous bridegrooms, often had so muoh trouble to produoe the ring at the exact moment, keeping the oere-snan-y warting whilst they fumbled in every pocket, that some -ingenious individual hit on the idei of entnzsting the zing, to «om« special official. So a small boy, ckd in Court costume, carries lihe important ring on a whit* satin cushion and stands by the best
If 'Madame Sarah Benihardt were not the grettbest tragedienne in -the World she might easily have attained tb* summit of ,fame as «culptress or as artist. 'Her versatility is remarkable, and whatever she does is iimged with originality. Not long ■ago she finished a beautiful bas-relief in 'white marble of Ophelia; which -is full of tragic agony and decpair. Aa an artist ehe possesses * very remarkwble flense of ooiour— -suoh' as would lead her- into the fixst Tank of painters.
Besjukovschtschina, in Russia, is probably •fihe only place in the world that is run entirely by women. This State is made up of seven villages, each presided over by a Mayoress, the whole under the superintendence of a lady; named Sasehka, who acts as President. There ars women magistrates, women, preachers, women policemen— in fad, every oapaoity in the State is filled by women. The roads are made by women, and women sell milk and deliver letters. If you want to bring an action against your neighbour in this Siwte you go to a woman lawyer; and if there is •nything in your house to be stolen, then a burglar of the weaker sex steals it. No place of any importance is filled by a man.
Mrs Besarit, of whom little lias been heard of late, is -touring .in the north of India to raise funds for a Hindoo college at Benares. She is more completely gone over to 'Budd I•hism than ever. She wears Hindu dress, and publicly proclaims 'her belief that she was a Hindu in a former birth. She lectures the Hindus somewhat freely on their conservative customs, but jgeta an enthusiastic hearing. These proceedings nave naturally scandalised the European community, who are particularly indignant at »n act performed during a recent Theosophical Convention at Benares, when a number of European and American 'ladies and gentlemen worshipped the Ganges as a sacred river, and drmk ceremoniously of Uta water.
In Rangoon there lives a Burmese woman worthy to go down io history with the heroes of a great , and glorious war; though her name, perhaps, will never be told beyond the native quarter in which she dwells. Thus briefly is the brilliant etory told in a local paper:— "On Sunday sir derka went shooting beyond; the suburbs, and persuaded the woman to ferry them over the creek near Insein in her boat. When in the middle of the stream a equall struck the akiff, carrying away the sail and swamping it. The woman swam to the rescue of the fix men, five of whom she saved ; but the sixth, a Mahometan, by name Esooi Doo, was drowned. The womam then'«wami across the creek and per«uaded some villagers to enter their boats aaS bring -the rescued party, sitting on the opposite bank, back again, in order that they might go to their homes."
The Queen of Portugal and her sisters are notable athletes. The remarkable athletic training: given by the Comtess!» de Paris to all herdaujfhters was not long since "turned to practical account by one of them, the Queen of Portugal, whose courage and presence of mind in saving » roan from drowning were gracefully acknowledged by the German Emperor, who conferred upon the Queen the Prussian medal' for saving 'life. She. and her sisters are all expert swimmers, fine horsewomen, and good. «hoto. Princess Louise, the only unmarried sister, is devoted to outdoor pursuits, is a good longdistance walker, and (wears Jier iair cropped short. Princess Louise is tall, though neither so tall nor so handsome as her stately sister, the Duchega d'Aosta, or her beautiful siator the Queen of Portugal. These Boyal ladies are, m spite of 4heir dbvotion to outdoor exercisee, noted for tbeir womamliy dagnity and charm of manner, __. '