stitute for the walks in the fields ; the home entertain- 
ments, when families make calls, and amuse themselves 
by singing, eating, drinking, and telling stories — are to 
the conservative American desecrations of the Sabbath. 
Similar amusements are popular with the newcomers; 
but as they live here longer, and become more American- 
ized, this social life changes and becomes more formal, 
more affected, and gradually becomes a mixture of 
American and European, something unlike the real 
Bohemian, and foreign to the American ; entirely origi- 
nal, the " Bohemian-American." 
The love of social life is the predominating feature 
in the Bohemian settlement. Ittorcratmzery:Bohemian, 
man and woman,_lielougs to some society, and many are 
members of several orders. Unlike any other Slavonic 
nation, the Bohemian wumeil have a great many organ- 
izations, both educational and benevolent. The secret 
societies of " Jednota Ceskych Dam " are among the 
most popular and influential. Their object is at once 
educational, social, and benevolent ; and they pay yearly 
thousands of dollars to aid the orphan children of their 
former members. Among the younger women the gym- 
nastic societies, known as " Sokolky," are best organ- 
ized. 'Women, like men, also separate their social from 
their religous life, and have organizations of freethink- 
ing and catholic women. 
The family life, like that of all Slavoaie peoples, is 
very. alreetitnIM Lt is a prevailing custom -among the 
working-class that the father and children should give 
all their wages to the wife or mother. Seldom do the