Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 6, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta
JUNE BRIDAL SHOWERS HAVE BECOME INTOLERABLE DRAG Purses of Young Month Is Now Dreaded More Than Sometimes to Give Many Times to the Same Bride. By L. C. WEBBER. 'THO many a girl in her twenties the J, month of Jiino ha a become dread, worse than Christ mas, because at tho wedding showers tendered.her friends, if she belong to a social club of young women, there will surely be one of the number If she happen, to bo a teacher, some of ;the came staff la likely to bo re- liiiquishuiB her superannuation fund or, m an office, a business associate may be forming a life partnership. It la possible, also, a ulster, cousin, 01 uuht will bo tailing the fatal step, HO each and every one of these prospec- live brides must according to the present day custom, "showered" sev- eral limes with dainty articles 06 wearing apparel and house linen, worked by iovlng friends, togethffi with fine china, .-uid other household by invited guests. Gifts, preceding tho wedding, present- the .Christmas spirit, tho "shower" is with many .girls a gen- uine expression love, but there are into these parties, who afford to spend the money 'they are virtually asked to contribute towards the bride's, dower, yet have not the viom: is oC no help whatever, as it Is considered the pro- pur stunt to Bend a'donation whether ipne attends, the shower or "regreta" 'tho invitation. A girl who Is popular and generous 'has on her list a number of showeia i every spring and major- jlty being In frequently, I presents one bride with several I pieces, for the same circle girls '.will meet at numerous homes. Had a Simple Beginning PEW years ago, when the show- i xJl er idea originated, an ordinary kitchen utensil or a handkerchief-was the only demand made upon feirl friends of a bride-elect. At a final, gathering of iier young asso- ciates, where she was guest of honor, tho surprise of a quantity of inex- j pensive but useful 'articles was sud- jdenly before her from, ahe 'knew, not for ;the cut glass and silk Blockings, with cards attached aro i the order of tho day. Even men arc' being drawn aa vie-, ttims into the deluge. It was the request of a young hos- itess, who was planning a stocking land sock shower this .Tune, that each '.donor should have, accompanying his lor her1 gift a suitable rhyme, and, in I view "of this, young people, jmecting on a lawn one hot evening before the event, tried "their luck at couplets when a youth briskly sug- ifjesled: J'I parted with my two last rocks, For sake oE buying you these socks." Another added: j J "I, think it kinds of shockings That I should have to buy you stock- i Inga." j i While a girl fiailv chipped up: J could, I would be balking, 1 At this shower of sock and stocking." Needless to cards when iread by the recipients, were less frank jln expression. One girl, invited to a shower in honor of her sister, put to tho "necessity of taking, aa a bluff present, n pair of silk- stockings which tho bride-elect had earlier purchased for herself; another cut the silver-buck- les off her new pumps to give as her, dC'ilar offering and so keep in tho swim. Told Her What to Give AFTER a girl had attended num- erous showers given in honor of an acquaintance; for whoni ahe had no affection whatever, a member of the bride's family- telephoned that she was giving a final ehower of kit- chen and concluded the in- vitation by stating: "Aa you've al- ready been Called upon for BO Sadie, dear, "I'll only ask" you to send of those pretty blue ones lined with white, you know. Everyone else is going to ecnd uten- sils of that make. It -will be so aweet to have uniform the cooking pans in the bride's kitchen, as she is hav Ing a whilo and blue1 paper on her walls and the floor Is to bo covered with inlaid linoleum of the same shades. Don't you think it would be lovely to cook for a nice man1 In a dainty kitchen like that' When Sadie dear hung up the re- ceiver, she exclaimed testily: "Getting off easy, does she think I am, when I haven't the price clothes pinV However, she; borrowed, a dollar and a quarter from her indulgent mother for the specified cullender and found upon arrival at tho evening a complete .blue arid white outfit, the larger pieces being generously donated, by men, Bride Take? Her Haul TO tlio credit of the bride it may be said that the majority of the showers are genuine surprises and she is often .overwhelmed the affection expressed, sometimes, truly distressed that her most' intimate friends are "held, up" upon all .oc- casions'. At tho cloee of one of these social gatherings a ydung girl Remarked to the writer she thought that in later years a woman would derive con- siderable pleasure in, looking back upon the festivities attending the last days of her girlhood, when an- other spoke up declaring .curtly: "Every bride must make'her haul; but after being bridesmaid thrco times at a cost-to' mo never less than one hundred dollars a. time with finery, lunches, and showers I've had all the wedding'festivities 1 want. When it coihes my turn, me Tor an Surely, when sentiment Is carrleC ;o excess, then Is tho time to become sensible. The Newest Additions to Canada's Rapidly Growing.List of Titled Women In Canadian Hotels, and Many a SENT-TO THE KENNELS V v-'Vp" Where a Porter Rocks the Toy Pet to Worn by the "Dawgs." A COURAGEOUS QUEEN' QUEEN EMMA of the Netherlande, the mother of the young Queen oC Holland, was entirely responsible 'or the excellent upbringing oC the 3utch ruler. Many charming' stories are told of the devotion of the Queen .o her mother, who, on her daughter's iccesaioii at the age of eighteen, re- signed tho reins of After Queer. marriage Queen Emma withdrew to quite a modest residence at The Hague, where it is said she spends a third of het civil list dllowancQ in charity. Queen Emma strongly instilled into icr daughter the quality of courage. On one occasion the horses of the Royal carriage ran away, and were >nly stopped at the gates of the pal- ace by a superhuman. effort on the part of the coachman. The Queen- ling around.the'hpuse that 'What are you looking "I am looking for my blue serge j coat." answered Harry. "Did you sew on that Is entirely through the efforts of 3 Ernest Duveen, tho club's and first president Any Canadianij passing through Paris is eligible membership at a special charge. There is no doubt that'the Imperial; situated In the very heart of Paris, on the Grands at C Boulevard des Capucines, is Ing to fulfill a long-felt want Iwe'eh four and five hundred British-j ers, including many of the beat j have already joined. The, club 13 fitted up In the ramlilar, English fashion. All the rooms ara large and have high ceilings. Ths dining-room is, in particular, likely to' prove a boon. .The service is "a A Ignorance of Canada S a.rule the French ore Btrahgnly-j ignorant of Canada. Yet there are .undoubted signs oC an awaken- ing interest of France in her oifi cqm- catrlots in Canada, La Nouvelle Ru- vue Franchise for the last tw'o months has. been running a traveller's ac-.i count of his experiences North-, "West A striking instance of the attitude which tha Intelligent Frenchman aa numes to-day towards Canada is to b seen In the recently published, boo by the Prince de Beauvals-Craon o his tour in Canada, entitled "La Sur vivance Francaise au Th Prince de Beauvais-Craon of noble and very ancient Lorraine fcu ily. Tho fact that amazed him his tour throughout Canada wafl th persistence with which tho French Canadians have preeerved their lanp uage. He was both surprised delighted to find that It had survival. Why? Because it" him cnnfl dence that in spite of -the German ef 'orts to Teutonlze Alsace and Lor raino, the French language survive as it has in. Canada. Tha 1 is the average Frenchman's interef in Canada. Ho marvels at the aur- vival of .his" language. him hope that .it wtil survive also In AJ- 'No, came the startling1 re-1 sace and Lorraine until the day cornea Joinder of wlfey. "I couldn't find the! when they will return from the Pruift button, so I sewed up the buttonhole." jsian eagle's grip to France. Aristocrats of the Canine World AT Iho annual show of the Tckln Palace Dog Association, Chelsea, Eng- land, thorn: three- fhundred dogs In competition, among which wore most valuable In the country. Our picture Is one of the champion; Chu-ty, oj Alderboiinic, an offer of .C1.000 for which wna refused before he vas twftlw months old. lief ore it had been ahown'a ten charh- Icnlcnco In tho dog matter Is shown, Mlsr. Ash Ion Cmss, Its oivnor, Is cnrrylnB (Ills' valuable PcUlncse. for ILu rcttpoj, Umt 1C mofjt nctresscs The "Goodwood Chicclilcn" another valuable champlpn, 'ARE YOU, A PERFECT] IF any woman wishes to know. if. she is a perfect speciment oC sex she hap only to apply the rules laid down for ascertaining; the fact, and figure out the results. Firal. a5 to hftlffht, tastes- differ; but the Mcdlcean Venus Is 5 feet 5 inches in height, and thlsjs held by many sculptors and artists to'ba the most admirable stature. 'For a woman of 5 feet 5 inches, 138 Ibs. is the proper weight and if she be well formed she can stand another 10 Ibs. without greatly showing it. When the arms are extended she should measure from tip of: middle finger to tip of middle finger j'ust 5 ft. 5 inches, exactly her own height The length of her hand should be just a tenth of that of her foot just a seventh, and the diameter of her chest a fifth. From the thighs to the ground she should ;meftsuhu just whap she measures from the thigh's to the top of the. head. Tho knee should come exactly midway between the thigh and tha heel. The distance from, the elbow to tho middle fJr.fjer should ho the same RS the distance from the elbow to the middle of the chest From the top of the head to tlio chin should be just the same the length the foot, and there should be the same distance between the chin and the armpits. A woman of this height should measure 24 Inches about the waist, and S-V Inches about the bust if measured under the arms, and 43 inches If. over them, Tho upper arm shuuld be 13 inches round, and the wrist 6 Inches. The csilC of the leg should be 14% Inches round, thigh 25 .Inches, and the ankle S Inches. There Is Another system of measurements which1- says that tho distance twice, round tho thumb should go onco round the wrist; twice round the wrist once round tho throat; twice- round the throat onco round the waist, and so on, but the first tho standards, used by sculptors, who have gained them, by moaiurcmcnti of tho Greek statues.