Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 9, 1913, Lethbridge, Alberta
Page Written by Canadians for the Canadian Woman PRESIDENT-ELECT WILSON'S BIGGEST PR0BLEM-,WH0 WILL MARRY HIS 3 nA-iTfca-TFBS? WILL THERE BE THREE WHITE HOUSE BRIDES IN THE NEXT FOUR YEARS ? As Charming a Trio of Maidens as Ever Lived in the White House-; As Yet They are Heart-Whole-Each Clever in HerOwn j Way-Past Romances of Presidents'Daughters. WII/L romance play an important part In the groat drama to bo enacted in the White House a i. "Washington during' tho noxt four yours'/ Will tho three charming daughters of President-elect Woodrow Wilson, who will enter tho executive mansion as "bachelor maidB," depart (herefrom as brides? In thp minds of tho millions of wives and daughters of the men and' tho statesmen, subjects like the tariff, tho trusts, tho high cost of living, tho initiative and tho referendum, the conservation of this and the reciprocity of that, aro entirely subordinate to mattters concerning Miss Eleanor, .Miss Margaret, and Miss Jessie. Riven in the nine sovereign States whero American femininity officiates ni. tho ballot box it probably will be of more Interest to bo told that Miss Margaret is to have n morning or an evening wedding-if sho has one-and Unit her going away gown is to bo bluo or grey or tan than to be apprised that Hhn is a dlsclplo of the cause. The answer to all theso questions must of necessity bo more or less of a hazard. In tho first place, nobody knows whether the Misses Wilson want to got marriod or not. And how is anyone to find out? And in the next placo-suppose, for instance, that the Misses Wilson do not now want to got married. Nobody knows how soon !hey may change their minds. Tho timo, the place, and tho man must determine that. Among tho most notable romances which have boon crowned in marriage at tho United States capital aro those or Miss Nellie Grant, Miss Francos Folsom, and Miss Allco Roosevelt. Added to these have been a multitude Di' matches in the diplomatic, legislative, and executive branches, manyNof i hem international in character. There huvo beon fourteen White House brides, but only ten wore married in tho executive mansion. Four were wed during their' father's administration. Thoy were Maria Monroe, Eliza- beth Tyler, Nellie Grant, and Aiice Roosevelt,.......... Some of Later Weddings NELLIE GRANT, in marrying Lieut. Surtorls, losY her heart to an army man. The army and navy have furnished scores of other husbands to young women of noto in the United States.1 i Allco Roosevelt, as tho brilliant daughter of a brilliant President, was courted early and oft by divei-s unci sundry swains 'way up In the affairs of life. Sho discovered in a good-natured, bnld-heuded, every day Congressman, the man above all others.. Francos Folsom, the only woman who ever married a President in the White House, did not find her lover after sho wont to Washington. She found him long bofore. He was her father's partner in tho law when she was a child. She saw him elected sheriff of Brio County, New York. She saw him elected Governor of New York. Sho saw him elected President of the United States. All this time she was growing into a woman- Her father died, and Grover Clovoland became her guardian. And then he offered to make her "tlie first lady of the land," and she who had been his Ward became his wife. Perhaps the most celebrated in- I fact has not become wldelv known, and stance, matrimonially speaking, !n the there has been no newspaper mention history of official Washington was that of it. ^ p 0 Of the Fuller family. Chief Justice As daughters of tho president of Fuller had nlno ^daughters. During Princeton and of tho Governor of l\SJ0in�Ll�� (friends for them say they huvo very Wilson OirlS neart-wnple ... |good excuses for neglecting these AS far as in known, the Wilson girls Phases of feminine accomplishments, nrm .r, n,, whit-r,'. Mis.s Margaret, tho eldest, Is an ac- will go into the Whito House heart whole and fancy free. If they liavo had any lovo affairs tho complished singer, and up to six months ago looked forward to making her living on the concert stage and by teaching music later when she had acquired a reputation. Miss Margaret is 26 years old is of medium complexion, her FOR EVERYONE IN THE HOUSEi�U�SJru*U& NEW YEAR'S "RESOLUTES" Just Pick Out the One That Suits Your Case and Do Your Best to Live Up to It. By ii. I). T. NEW YEAR'S resolutions aro full cousins to spring cleanings and religious revivals. Wo ought to keep cleaned and revived and resoluted up to date from .January to December. But so we ought to love our mothers-in-law and e.rawl out when tho alarm clock rings. The only trouble Is that the world is fuller up with ought id's, wish-we-had's, and sure-thlng-hext-tlme's, than it is with really-dld'S. Somehow or other, when wo tear the last 1912 loaf off and throw the poor old calendar in the wastebasket. It comes to us like a still small voice from tho 1913 Harrison Fisher Cousin Joe sent us, that we'd better turn round, turn out, and turn over. Some of us feel like turning tall. But others again have a sneaking kind of joy in getting Al, blue-Monday miserable over our sins. Seems kind of llko u penance, after which we'll pronounce absolution and got busy breaking tho new resolutes. Nowadays we haven't any too much lime on our hands. Wo don't make our clothes. Many of us even won't go mid get them made. We rush Into the tstore, demand an evening gown, a tailored waist, or a dress hat, and by the lime the sa'sslady, the alteration lady, and the cash lady get through with us wo consider we've put quite enough of tirno-is-money into that, thank you, and hope to goodness the delivery boy'll gat It up to-night. Ready-Made "Reeolutes" SO, friends and fellow-strap-hangers, yon who buy tho roady-to-wears, patronise the ready-to-eats, and empty your Christmas pursa on tho baclt-page ieady-to-glves, hero aro a few sample leady-to-resolutes. Take a long breath, dig in the scissors opposite the one that fits, cut out, sign, paste in your hat, .md be happy- For Dad .Uy slippers and my paper Will bo tho proper caper For an evening of enjoyment I'or M-E, mo; If tho wlflo asks for money I will answer: "Sure-thing, honey," And I'll hand her out a V at least Instead of two or three. If tho pie is thin and crusty, And my Sunday hat to dusty, 1 will smile with sweet seraphicneas, And lovo her Just tho same; And when ahe's oross and tired And tho racket gun is fired, I'll take It all as playfulness For spicing up the game I And when the. kids are yelling, And the bills como In peH-melllng, And the house. Is ovorsw'elllng With the cleaning in the spring, I will grab tho carpet boater Like a faithful old repeater, And when I como and meet her I will swear I lovo tho thing. Yes, I love the carpot beater And the rugs around a ring. And I love tho dear houseclaahintr in the spring!. One for Stasy T KJNOW that rubbora make my feat l ��' ipoh blgw- I'll doij 'em! '11 wear the things iwitlt prion lags dad can pay Upon 'cm! iVUen I ee*, !u n. oar I'll lovo to stand. Yob-roai iy - u-u i y! ii' chocolates' I eat at all this year, It will be fewly! ;ll thlnl-',just what my smile Is going mean Beforo I. grow it: If I'vo a scandal-dart about to throw, I-^-Just won't throw It! In short, I'll keep my health, my cash, my heart From Jumping fences, And make a try to keep-of course, can't- My confidents, PONSONBY'S WIFE COST HIM HIS JOB Her Indiscreet Tongue Responsible for Cancellation of Husband's Appointment. BREEZE IN THE COURT Between a Princess Royal and Queen Alexandra-Queen Maud's Troubles. She Jessie as a Missionary j^JISS JESSIE is a blonde. Sho nearly 25 years old. and by many is said to be tho most beautiful'of the three sisters. She is of a very, .rev ltgibu's bent and gives much .of hep timo to settlement work in Phlladei-; phia, where she has accomplished a great deal of good. When sho "was i younger Bhe wanted to be a missionary, but not being strong at the time sho I gave up the idea on the advice of, a ' physician. Sho is the youngest morn,- For Mother to marry off my IWILL not try daughters, And classify my neighbors' eoods Into "couldn't, but they oughters," And "would have if thoy coulds." I will not think each girl that knows my son y � . . , Is hoping to bo. Mrs. Jim--Til know he's not the only one; Tho hoaven-oompolllng Htm. I will not try to beat my friend noxt door In record-breaking giving teas. And when I call-she's new-I'll try To put her at her case, . I will not Jab my hatpins through folks' hearts, Til cultivate a kindly tongue- The lostest of lost artB- And when I see a soul is wrung I'll heal tho smarts, . For Tommy I'LL wipe my feet on the front door mat And hang my cap on the hook; If I can't find What I have in mind, I won't givo a yell- I'll look. When dad says: "Tommy, pleasts post this card|" I'll grab for my nearest lid, It's mo for the box If it's down six blocks. It's a throo-baso hit- And alid! When ma says: "Tommy, the bell's . no good," It's mo for tho mending kit; When Doll's best chance Falls down on the danoo,, And a substitute's called- I'm It. AW, sny, but I'm going to bo some good Tom, In this One-Nino-One-Three- If I don't go down For two robes and a crown, You can't blamo the lack Onto mo! For All of Us I'LL clean old enmities off tho slato, Start [Ninoteen-Thirteon clear; I'll bury the woes that; oppressed my mind, I'll dig up a smile for all mankind, So long as I'm hero. Some folks haven't^ much to be jolly about- I'll stand in nobody's sun; \t I'vo groans to make- I'll go off to groan, If Vvn in luck, you'll have half my none, ril leave my last'year's Brunts alono^-Tho water, tho.. cars,' and the Bo.ll Telephone. Thus will it be from aim to sun Till Nlneteen-Thlrteen's over and done; If I see a grouch, I will run UUe a rabbit; If I see a smile, I will ami trrnij 11. And a year of smiles Will have flx�vl Vhe habit. bor of the national' board of- the Y. W. C. A. - Miss Eleanor, the youngest, is following in the footsteps of her mother and is'.studying' art' In Philadelphia. (She has displayed talent and intended ' to take up illustration as well as" the more ambitious work in oil and water. Miss Eleanor, who is about 22, is the darkest of the three girls, although she Ms. not strictly a brunette. EaclW of the young women is very well oducnted, partly at. home and partly at schools. Their vocations wero chosen because at tho timo thoy were the daughters of a college professor whose yearly Income and prospects were not such as to hold out. hope for them of. quiet domestic j careers. I All aro tit a, sunny disposition and are fond of outdoor life. Dancing,, golfing, and boating are among their j favorito pastimes. They like to seo a football or u baseball game, und they understand both of' these sportB as! well as any young man of their age. They are very popular with the students of Princeton. Fed Daughters on Classics IT would not bo meet to close this article without more than a passing reference to Mrs. Wilson. She Is ono who more, than anyone else shaped the lives and molded the characters of this trio of White. House "debutantes," and sho it Is who will be their guide1, philosopher, and friend in the important days to como. Mrs. Wilson is tond of tho classic authors, and such poets as Browning and Shelley. She herself taught her daughters until they reached the ago of 3 2. Sho fed them on the Greek classics and read them to sleep with standard poets. Mrs. Wilson has beon termed a notable example of tho power of women without the ballot. Her homo life is ideal, and although sought by all the representatives'of social circles, sho is supremely devoted to tho society of her husband and her daughters. Such arc the attributes of tho First Ladles Elect-three beautiful maids and their mother, whose graco and tact and common sense are reflected in her daughters. Surely tho 'White House is to bo a placo where overy prospect pRases. As for tho First Gentleman Elect- O, well, fathers don't count for much in affairs of tho heart, anyhow! THE KAISER'S DAUGHTER THE apple of Kaiser William's eye is his only daughter, the Princess Louise Victoria, about whose matrimonial future speculation is rife. Sho Is already a prominent figure in Borlin society, having never been kept In tho seclusion which lias been the lot of many princesses. She has frequented, since her debut, tho select theatres and concort halls of tho German capital, and drives deftly her own pony-cart almost daily in the 'Thler-garten, where she has ridden from the time she was quite a tiny girl. The Princess is , of distinguished presentment, and as full of pluck and spirit as any one of her six brothers- which is saying a good deal. , Dressed in superb white satin, and wearing a simple ribbon wound in her-luxurious trosses, the Princess Louise Victoria was seen tlie other evening to have on the incomparable string of pearla which her mother! the Kaiserin. has collected and added to annually since she was a baby; .Sho looked absolutely bewitching'. Queen Alexandra, ii may be noted, has also given to each of her three daughters a precious pearl, on every birthday. The fashion is a pretty one., but only practicable to royalties or the wealthy of less exalted rank. ROYAL COSMETICS THE lovely and perennially youthful complexion of Queen Alexandra makes the fact pluin that her Majesty the Queen-Mother is particularly choice as regards her selection of toilet soaps, perfumes, and cosmetics generally. So careful has Queen Alexandra always been in this respect that slip has nover used anything of the kind without having first had it analyzed to bo assured of its purity. Her favorito perfumes are those of the lily of the valley and the violet. Tho Gorman Empress has a pronounced partiality for the scent known as "now-mown hay," whilst the Queen of Italy has a liking i'or Roman cream and Palermo cream, with a patriotic prejudice also as regards perfumes. The Czarina loves the odor of fresh violets, and every day a lavish supply of these modest flowers is arranged In all her Imperial Majesty's rooms, and even scattered among the articles In her Wardrobe. No sweet scent seems too powerful' for the Czarina, and she delights in having about her such blossoms as those of the hyacinth and tho gardoiiia, Tho perfumes she chiefly uses-all of Parisian manufacture- aro tho jasmine and the jonquil. Queen Wllhelmina of Holland em- ljer beauty, her amiable manners, and her delightful disposition. The mother married Crown Prince Ferdinand of Roumania when she was oiglTteen. Reports from Bucharest have it that already young princes and grand dukes have come a-courtlng Princess Marie. In her veins flows English^ and Russian' blood, which perhaps explains why she has blonde hair and blue eyes. Her si'andfather was Prlnco Alfred, Queen Victoria's son, Duke of Edinburgh and^ Saxc-Coburg-Gotha; her grandmother was Grand . Duchess Marie of Russia. Princess Marie and her two sisters and brother have been brought up on essentially modern methods; between tho broad lines of knowledge and savoir falre. The Princesses are aevoted to outdoor sports, in which their mother joins them enthusiastically. Nothing can be prettier than the sight dally in Bucharest-tho Crown Princess riding with her children. The mother, slender in hor well-fitting' habit, looks Hka a s\v\t the Princesses ride like lovely Amazons, their golden locks streaming in the breeze. THE ROYAL CHILDREN THE Queen, It is said, has expressed a desire to enrich the State collection of pictures at Windsor Castle with a family group of the King and herself surrounded hy their children, which would form, in some measure, a companion picture to the painting yby F. Winterhalter of the late Queen Victoria with the Prince Consort and their live elder children. This hangs at Buckingham Palace. It is highly probable that the royal children will not be represented as So it was that the Empress "stood" -of course by proxy-for more children than any other woman in tho world. She preserves an exact list of all her charges, and has, as far as possible, followed their careers. More, she set aside some souvenir or gift i'or every one of them. QUEEN ALEXANDRA'S TACT IN tho bright days of her reign at Buckingham Palace It caino to the" knowledge of Queen Alexandra that one of the housemaids, who had for some years been In the Royal service, had suffered severely over an affair of the heart. Queen Alexandra sent for . tho girl,, and after learning all about the matter consoled her and sent her off to Sandringham for a change Then her Majesty summoned tho errant lover, who also held a domestic position in the Palaee. After a. kindly and tactful homily, Queen Alexandra, with humorous tact, sent the young man also to Sandringham. Very shortly tiioroarter the}- couple returned to town, and there was a wedding sequel, with the Royal blessing. Hy DOWAGEII. THE real story of tho sudden change in the official plan to appoint Sir Frederick Ponson-by Governor of Bombay has just, beon tola to tho writer. Sir Frederick will remain in (be royal household in an improved position, but that will hardly compensate him for the loss of thu fi't. Indian plum. Ho lias his indls-orec" wife to thu.uk for his ill-luck. As is tho case with all these appoint' ments, mountains of red tapo have to be wound and unwound before .the thingo- become "official." Lady Fon-sonby. however, found it impossible to possess her soul-or her tongue- ii, patience,, and promptly confided the news to a. society reporter, who, tin -turally, rushed it into his puper, and. in less than no timo. it was reported everywhere. In duo courso it came to bis Majesty's eyes,-and King GeorgoV remarks upon the "proviousness" of bis equerry's wife are said to have been a positive revelation, .but warm as they wero, thoy could not compare with what the "almost" governor said to his wife afterwards. Of course, the appointment was immediately cancelled. Needless to say, the royal hand will not be extended to Lady Pohsonby to kiss for some time to come, though ng George Is. not sorry to have an exeuse for keeping her husbanu near him. Ho Is a real hard worker, and possesses a perfect knowledge of French-a qualification that his Majesty finds extremely useful, especially at a lime like the present, when so many important foreigners aro in London. "Breezes," in fact, seem to have been the rule in royal circles of 'ate. Quito a domestic gale blew down at Sandringham, started by tho Princess Royal. She was staying there for the celebration of Queen Alexandra's birthday, and just before the day came round the Queen-Dowager suddenly declded that she would have a. inea-trfyal performance as part of tho show. The Princess was horrified at the suggestion of theatricals, which she, a widow of less than a year's standing, would be expected to attend. Queen Alexandra told her that such scruples were rubbish, as the entertainment was entirely a private one, and she could attend perfectly well. Thereupon the scene became u heated one, and that same day the Princess Royal and her two daughters left the palace. Meanwhile there is a rod in picklo awaiting another of King George's sisters, Queen Maud of Norway. Last year the newspapers of her adopted country took her Severely to task for making most of her GIvrUtmas purchases in London when on her annual visit to her mother. They think, perhaps naturally,, that as the flrsc woman in the land she ought to buy all she wants In this country. ' But. Queen Maud having- been used to ' some of the best London shops, it" i.s-not to be wondered at if those of Christlanla do not come up to her expectations. ' ; Queen Maud has' a trim, pretty figure, and absolutely declines to clothe it with any but frocks and other garments of the very best cut. So, just before tho operation from which sht-'i is now recovering, she laid In her usual stock of London gowns, and will now faco the music of the critics on her return. She is stilt in half-mourning for her father-in-law, the late King of Denmark, but her frocks do not lack distinction on that account, black and white being one of the most fashionable combinations of colors at present. One of her dresses Is a soft white satin; nearly entirely��' covered with jet embroideries, and an- s. other, also white, has an over-dress ' and tapering train of that uncommon substance, white Jet7' '- ' SHAMJEWELRYIS THE RAGE IN BRITAIN Everybody's Wearing It From' Queen Mary Dowri^-^Some of It Very Pretty. JjlVi'netfss'Ttctdrte- Louise u[ Germany. ploys, both in hor boudoir and the they appear to-day, but as they were Royal nursery, a specially fabricated English soap scented with heliotrope, while: her favorite perfume is eau-dc- Colosn�'' A BEAUTIFUL PRINCESS GNE of the most charming young royalties In all Europe is Princess Marie of Roumania, who is scarcely more than thirteen years old. Beauty is her birthright, for her mother, tho Crown Princess Marie, allter wljjOin. if lie lg n.ttinpji; Is/ renowned -for when Prince John was u baby. GODMOTHER TO 3,824 THE aged Empress Eugenie-a pathetic figure nowadays-has, in six ornate boxes.' tho names of no fewer than �,S34 persons, till of them her god-children. Shortly before the advont of the ill-fated, Prince Imperial, the Emperor Napoleon announced that he and his wile would become sponsors to all tho children born in Frfiiioo on the same day, Queen Alexandra ALL London from Buckingham Palaeo to Whltechapel has gone crazy over sham jewelry and everybody wears ' it" from Queen Mary downwards. Some of it is, of course, exceedingly pretty, both designs and . ettingB being dainty. Her Majesty purchased many affective - trifles, especial-y earrings, of this kind for Christmas ind New Year presents. Some, have ynamel inset, but several have stones . md aro such palpable Imitations that they would not deceive the most innocent In jewel lore. The truth Is, this jewelry is merely pretty and often artistic rubbish. All the grando dameti of the moment who go to fancy balls are laden with spurious precious stones. Cultured connoisseurs In everything beautiful wear the most-unmistakable bead necklaces, which, they order by the dozen to "go" with .?ach different .toloretl gown In their wardrobes. This passion for sham lewels iB due to the anxiety 60 many. . women- have experienced, for the ;. safety of prlceless: heirlooms, l�st thoy fall Into the hands of'the clever'jewel' ' thief who of- late has boon particularly bUB.W '. ---- : � . .-; .,. ,- ' One well known countess boast-f thafc she'went to Court last year wear- ' *sj tng sham stones, and. says .U)at.--ljer...M^'iJ "gems" caused far -more sensation , ! among her friends and In the presn .than the real onesi-Qveiv occasioned.' She adds that she Intends to go again ' ; to the Court of St. Jamas' decorated , with tho samo "treasures.'' "Jblfo.'V/S � : she adds, "Is far too short'tofbe.rnjwle^;'!,. Hi with anxiety over tho helrlopfrs,; .f/v uf any house on tho face oftho ..-earth/'