-Mrs. Julia Ward Howe delivered an address in JNew York on "Woman as a social power." In reference to dress she said: "If dress can brighten the world's sense of what is really beautif ui in womanhood, it is certainly a power, and a great one. Surely one of the first conditions to this end would be that dress should represent womanly reserve. It should clothe, not disguise nor reform. The line of beauty should be preserved ■without that expouure of the delicate skin which makes the beholder shiver and which should make the subject blush. Colors should be modest beside the coloring of nature. Let no glaring tints disturb the harmony of the delicately-blended hues. The gold in a young girl's hair, the evanescent roses in her cheek, glowing and paling ■with the rhythm of her pulse, in a silent eloquence, or rather a light and shadow utterance. Never profane or frizzle the one out of all color or place beside the other any brilliant ornament which can conflict with its perfect charm."