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it ment, but with the generous gift of
$40,000 by John S.' Pillsbury and
Charles S.( Pillsbury in memory of their
parents, tMi\ and' Mrs. C. A. Pillsbury,
the name was: changed, and as Pills
bury House it will stand in the cause
of bettering and uplifting humanity.
Miss Elizabeth C. Taylor, the head
of the establishment, and her staff of
seven assistants have moved into the
new" house, which is just about com
pleted, and.already affairs are running
Bmo.othly and with clock-like punctui
ality. "Miss Taylor, a charming girl
from Kentucky, has the wholehearted
admiration of settlement visitors and
workers, which undoubtedly is due to
her charming personality, womanly tact
and fine feeling. She is mother to the
men and women, the boys and girls, and
the babes a very young mother, it is
true, but the power and strength to
carry burdens is not always due to age,
Pillsbury Settlement is proud of its
people and of its workers, it is proud
of its' fine departments, of its men's,
women's and girls' and boys' clubs,
and last of all of its infant department.
The latter is managed beautifully by
Miss Jessie Putterbaugh, kind and
motherly looking in her light blue
dress and comfortable white apron.
She is to the children at Pillsbury set
tlement what Friedrich Froebel, the fa
mous kindergartner, was- to the vouth
of'- his little Freiburg. The children
recognize her authority, they dote on
her,- they obey her wonderfully well
and' when evening comes, which means,
"off for home," more than one little
month puckers suspiciously and lisps,
"I-want to stay."
The nursery is white and blue. The
Stanley Hall girls have been in charge
of .furnishing it and for comfort and
cheer nothing could be more impressive.
The "main living room is large and
Bunny, it has high ceilings, many win-
dowSj snowy white enameled woodwork,
there are pretty nursery pctures on
the walls, a large blue rug is on the'
floor, and the prettiest little chairs and
tables of white enameled wood are
there for the children. Besides the
living room, the children have a fine
large sleeping room, a kitchen, pan
tries, linen closets and a beautiful
At Pillsburv house, the children are
not objects of charity. Every mother
who can possibly afford to do so pava
5 cents a day for the care of her little
one. In return they, receive love and
care, the very best of itmother's own
hand and heart could not provide bet-
ter.^ The children come at 7 in the
morning and remain until 5 in the
evening. They are given a dinner at
noon and a supper in the evening.
Those who go to school come to the
house for their meals and stav aft*"-
school. Admittance is limited to chil
dren uuoVr 12 and babies, no mnttpr
now small, are taken care of. About
thirty-five little, people can be accom
Tina bobbed up serenely as the well
o( wisdom and information in the
nuxserv. Tina had changed' her'looks:
from those of the'early morning. Ho*-
little blond curls were neatly braided'.,
her face was shining clean, her little'
drt/Bs*wan brushed'and her shoestrings
wer&'>tie neatly. ''You see this as" m'v
lojjfce*^ we each have one, that is each
girl that has a papa and mama byher-
ief&3<K-'Some~b.av a papa and a mama
The New Bethel Home fct 320 Sixteenth Avenue 8
HERE do you live, little
girl, and what is your
"Oh, 'my papa and mama, they live
around the corner of Cedar ay,enue in a
little house, that's where I live too, but
I play over there in that great .big
houBe, see, there, with them beautiful
red and gray stones. It's fine: We
play there and eat too, and..they are
awfully nice ladieB to visit with. There
are Jote of us girls and boys. My name
is Christine, but they call me Tina.
Papa says I am his best girl. Mama
gays sometimes that I am a bother, but
that's when she was 'most awfully
busy she nevery says it no more now.
You know mama is busy all day and
she ain't home much, so I go over to
the nice ladies in the morning and stay
all day, but Sundays. Come, I show
you where it is, it's an awful long
name all over the door. I can't read
yet. but you can see it just'plain when
jwe stand under the door.".
With this cheerful information the
little bit of feminity called Tina, thrust
a email hand confidingly into that of
her questioners and. trotted off-.-towards
Just as'little Tina- said, it- is, carved
In stone over the portal that'leads into
a little world of busy /people. For
years the settlement in South Minne
apolis has been known as Bethel Settle-
together they all put their things into
one locker.. Nurse says them are fam
ily lockers. We wash as soon as we
come here. The big boys and the big
girls come first and then after a while
come the little one^s."
And Tina led the way into the bath
Washing and scrubbing is a process
conducted under the strict surveillance
*f Miss Putterbaugh and assistant. It
i?,a very attractive bathroom, largpr
tidy, airy, all in spotless white. Walls,
ceiling, floors, the bowls and tubs are
like fresh iallen snow, the linen is im
maculate, there is always plenty of cold
and warm water, and the soap bubbles
beautifully. Order and discipline are
strict. "Each of us," says Tina, "has
a comb, a. brush, a washrag, a towel
and a toothbrush, and we have a little
hook for, each of them thingssee,
that's mine therearid we have a clean
towel every day after today, and} we
get new rags ever so
After the older children are washed
the- little ones have their turn. There
is a .splashing f water, gurgles -of de
light, the kicking, joyful giggling, and
dear, oh dear, sometimes wails from
the'bathed 'babies.' Each child under
3 is given" a' bath every "day and the
mothers have the privilege .of bathing
the older children every other day.
The nursery is'.a Bmall dreamland in
which "father watches the sheep and
BRIGHT FACES IN THE KINDERGARTEN ROOM.
mother shakes the dreamland tree,"
according to nursery lore. In it are
nice white little beds, and tiny cribs.
Between stand white-covered screens so
that there can be no visiting during
the nap hour. The meals are prepared
in the nursery kitchen and .served in
Kate Greenaway dishes specially made
to order. Nurse is quite particular as
to the table manners or her little
-charges. She sits in the open center
of a circle of tables and watches every
thing. As Tina puts it "Us older ones
mustn't spill things, and wp mustn't
make spots on the table. When we
spill things on our dresses, we gets a
bib and if we make spots on the table
we gets a yellow piece of oilcloth under
our plates then the others, they make
fun pf it and laugh and then we never
do it again.'' The kindergarten room is
on the ground floor and one of Miss
Taylor's assistants has charge of it.
Miss Taylor's assistants are Misses
Ethel G. Wayne, Louise' Jamme, Inez
Appleby, Dorothea Moulton, Florence
Hutsinpiller and Jessie Putterbaugh
The officers have, a flat of their own
in the house, special entrance and
everything beautiful and modern."
Business firms, the women of different
churches and individuals have con
tributed towards the furnishings so
generously that nothing is lacking. The
little, office is. the receiving corner of
Miss Taylor and off this is the large
sitting room all finished and furnished
in mission style and a gas log grate
to keep a cheerful fire going. The din
ing rpom. furniture is a gift of one of
the members of Plymouth church in
memory of her husband. The cup
boards and shelves in the pantry are
filled with glass, chinaware and silver
donated by lo^cal firms. The women of
Park Avenue Congregational church
have busied themselves" for weeks to fit
up the kitchen, the linen closet and. the
laundry of the .girls/ flat. A beautiful
gas range has been sent by the gas
company and another generous firm has
given a beautiful set. of the pretty
btrauskey china. In the flat are nine
bedrooms, airy, sunny and bright apart
ments, furnished each with individual
taste. Three of these are furnished by
ihe members of the First Congrega
One of the members of Plymouth
church expressed his devotion for his
lost wife by furnishing a most, com
plete, sanitary and up-to-date emergen
cy sick room. Ample funds were
placed in the hands of the committee
and the miniature hospital, with its,
large and small-hospital bed and other
appliances, is the pride of the. nurse
who makes a daily visit to the house,
to see that everything is all right. For
cases of contagious disease two, of the
apartments on the second floor, have
been arranged, so that they can be com
On their search for valuable, informa
tion in building the Pillsbury house,
Miss Taylor and some of- the workers
visited twenty-one of' the. most com
plete settlement, houses in the east.
Prom each was gleaned a valuable sug
gestion or two, and- for its size Pills
ury settlement is the peer of any of
them. I the basement, for example
's a beautifully -equipped bathroom,
which is at the disposal.of the women
of the settlement and,.-neighborhood
club. On the:, first v^floor the Visiting
Nurses? association has a supply sta
tion. A general ofioe(
for all iformation i& on the first floor. ^-r
Jhe girls of the settlement who have
formed a girls' club, as well as. the
other neighborhood girls, have their
reading room. A band of girls under
16 raised $20 toward the furnishings.
Then there is the dressmaking room,
where women and girls are taught to
use thread and needle, and cut out pat
terns. Here also is the' cooking de
reading room. Supervision lin these has
been found unnecessary, as the men are
so. interested that they keep the room'
in.the most perfect order, and-disturb
ances are unheaH of. The same is the
case with the boys. They havo their
own reading room, their lounging room,
their manual training department and
so on. Miss Clopath is interested in
the manual training work, and spends
certain hours every week instructing
the young people.
with a secretary
men's department is-a large
room and a .finely furnished
And who ever hoard of a finer
nasium? I is 50x36 feetc,a has a stage,dgym
two dressing 'jTOom&t
on a E&ameat'e notice rnjto an auditor
ium, banquet hall,' concert hall or thea
ter. Adjoining are the shower baths,
seven in all, the dressing rooms with
about seventy-five lockers,, supplied
with screened doors for ventilation.
W. S. Leegard is in charge of the boys'
gymnasium work, and Miss Gertrude
Colby directs the girls' gymnasium.
"Belief work for women" is one of
the phases of settlement. life that has
received attention at the hands of Pills
bury settlement workers. Miss Jamme,
the secretary, conducts an employment
office, and many a good woman in need
of lasting or temporary employment
has been sent out from this bureau.
Another prominent feature itf-the Work
Exchange club. This club is based en
tirely on a basis of work exchanged
for its equivalent in goods. The work
exchange cottage, where the clothing
is made over, repaired and given out
is the small building that once stood
on the present location of the Pillsbury
If there is one place in the settle
ment house which gives the women in
the settlement distinct feeling of pro
(rietorship it is the neighborhood paT
It's their own, it really belongs to'
the women'of the improvement league.
They are a group of most earnest work
ers, and raised $50 in various ways,
the first to be deposited to the credit
of the Pillsbury house. It has all been
expended in fitting' up the parlor, and
with a sense of the'greatest satisfac
tion do the women gather once a week
for their alternating meetings of travel
study and sewing. Mrs. Addie Ghap
pus is the president of this- club, which
is a remarkable factor in th settle
THE MINNE^l^tlSh: JOURNAL
"JHE PILLSBURY HOUSE STAFF,
From Left to RightMisses Putterbaugh, Jamme, Taylor, Moulton and Wayne.
Another influentiale club is
the Mothers* club-of the kindergarten
When Christmas. time comes around
the friends of Pillsbury Settlement
house (they are numbered by the
thousands),, will.be invited to a'house
warming- party, in the big house of red
and gray stones, and -Tina and her little
friends will clap their hands in delight
and tell them all,-that ''it's just too
beautiful for anything."
GERMS? NOTHING IN IT
Chicago Health Officer Says Kissing Is
CMcago .Inter Ocean.'
"And let liim Kiss," said Health Officer Kfied
rich today, discussing the hygienic side o. the
baby-kissing question. "Ihe transfer *of serins
is a possibility, of course, but so is my death
if I take a ride "on .the' streetcar.
"And, anyway, who'w'unts
tion of politics?
jwsa.l that tradi-
should babie of fu
ture generations miss the adulation given to
those of the paat, and why should not mothers of
today get the "same praise which will caus*
them to smile-arid swear by the candidate for-
Down ^ast there is a cry a sort of reform
wave, moving gainst the candidate who kisses
babies. They say. he .is. mowing down lives to
get to his office.
"Bosh," says'Friedrich. "In the first placi*.
most of -the baby-kissing candfdates I have seen,
place their love taps not on tbe baby's lips, but
on the forehead or cheeks. And there is not the
slightest danger of transferring disease In such
cases. And even should the kiss be on the lips
the danger is not great.
'.'And in discussing this ouestion you. must
consider' the entice game of kissing. What young
man would let' the fear of disease sto him?
Kissing, will exist its long as docs the world.'*
,-.-A.wrt .H&KIWG AMENDS..
4 How', g'o
HEIR OF EI W OW
if He Divorces His Wife,
Successful Rival, He Will
Pittsburg, Nov. 24.Karl F. Miller
Pittsburg has been named reaidu-
Route of the Ten-HourElectric Road Bet weed Chicago and
'New Yturk Is Shown by the Large Dotted Line.
(nly one unfavorablevcondition:
THE COUNTRY OUTGROWN ITSElectric RAILROADS.'e
as compared with steam With
4 Philadelphia ledger.- V"..,
MamaHere domes, ydor father. See bo\i
and tell him
TommySay,'pop, I'm sorry you're po blamed
v. cejrrrattfoirs HOPE. %s'^t^:iA-i
.^'V: l^hiUdclphla Leaser. &\~% ?S&M
"'Bet." fre. begged with pitiable despite.
thre.-cotbia)r J.j*?y Dope tarV'
"tin, y/~ -csB&d' Star taefccOor befici
ary legatee the, estate of Anna M.
Gunhiag, formerly of this city, on con
dition that he should hot be living with
Jane Wilson, whom he married in 1899,
or that she be dead, or he l)e divorced
from her. The estate is worth. $200,000.
Miller and. Miss Gunning were for
mer lovers, but he left her for Jane
Wilson, whdm he married. He today
told the., eourt that .he .w.Ould not di
vorce his wife, but ^-he lays claim to
the major part of Miss Gunning's
estate by a previous will, while "other
heirs are fighting to have the latest
will declared valid.
After disposing of $58,000 worth of
the estate, the will reads:
"The income of the balance to be
given to Karl F. Miller, provided he
have beenpresencbeforfe built this now the first time
,.United States was never greater.n There seems to be
CMeago-Ne Yor Air Lin Railroad.
woVfc tt U? 5
mTo sta "l
have been needed
as possible. It means that opportunity,
knocking at the doors 6f the American people. Railroads
the a greabutnationafor necessity, of trafficethni
congestion whichs is paralyzing the of anthinvestment opportunityex
wmch comens to men only once in a Jifetime, a railroad Is being Duilt by the people.
ha read the speecindustry made bin JamefacJe Hlfl greatest railway
delivered recently before the Business Men's club of Chicago.
Mr Hill took occasion to call attention to the Chicago Tribune editorial of that
date, bearing on, the inadequate transportation facilities of the country and
strongly endorsed the statements made, and which we take the liberty of repro-
"Statistics given in the reports of the Interstate commerce commis-
sion throw almost startling, light en the developments which have led up to
.present conditions. From June 30, 1895, to June 30. 1905, the ralway mile-
age cf the country Increased from 180.965 to 216,974, or 20 per cent the
number of cars from 1,265,106 to 1,842,871, or 45 per cent and the number
of engines frenr 36,610 to 43,857, or 32 per cent. During the same period
tbe ton mileage Of freight traffic increased from 88,567,770,801 to 186,463,-
102,510, or over 110 per cent and the passenger mileage (passengers carried
one mile) from 12,642,202,551 to 23,800,149,426, or 98 per cent. The average
power of engines-and capacity of- freight cars was, meantime, augmented,
but not enough materially to reduce the great disproportion between the
growth of transportation facilities and of the quantity of commodities
and number of persons to be transported, which Is Indicated by the fore-
The late, Edwar&o.Atkinson estimated that railway construction in the tTnited
States must average jiO,000 miles a year for the next fifteen years.
Here are "only three expert observers from many, but they voice the needs of
the American people."
THE NATION'S NECESSITY IS OUR OPPORTUNITY.
Our purpose is to build a double track railroad between Chicago and New York.
It will be the most perfect railroad in the world. It will be opei-ated by electricity.
It will be an air line. It will have no grade crossings. It v/iil be able to shoot
trains across the continent between Cihcago and New York, the greatest traffic
centers of the world, iri ten hours,
This railroad.is the oiily relief in sight to the traffic congestion which so sert-
ously menaces American industry and commerce. The work of construction began"
September 1 near La Porte,' Indiana, and will be pushed to completion, with all
A FEW WORDS OF EXPLANATION.
Wc are building an electric railroad because electricity combines greater speed
possibilities with greater
Another Yiew of Gang at on Road Bed Near
La Porte, Ind.
and greater comfort to passengers,
ten-hou service between New Yor
relativelConstruction fast service for parcelWork freight, the new road will have
all the business it can possibly attend topassenger, mail, express and narcel
freight. It will ha,ve no competition. *waB ana parcel
We are building a perfect road bed, because long continued experiments on the
famous, electric railroad near Berlin have demonstrated that.a^eifeA-roa bed i
necessary to high "speed, and that under such conditions., oh sTstraight track and
with cab signals,.a j$eed from, 100 to 125 miles an hour is *afe an* comfortaWe
W are building an air line, becaupe a straigh track
and because curves Vdd to t&e cos ofeoperation. railroads
everywher\e are spending millions of dollars in straightening their S
th twis,title 160 miles shorter than-its shortest competitor
We'are laying -dtoiittfe tracks -with plans for an iiltimate increase *o- four be-
cause the businesiS* introspect warrants It an* the safety, of the public demands tt.
We are.buildingj^tthou| a single grade crc^slng^gither of raftroaa or.highway
L~-iV--*iicc'fe*^ i/kfMt'il J^-'-S^
|fanay, yovembie^ 05, 3$b(M
ALL FTEADY FOB "THE AFTERNOON NAP.
is not living with the- woman he mar
ried in 1899, one Jane. Wilson. Bhould
she die Or he be divorced, from her
that is, finally divorcedhe is to be
given absolutely one-half of the prin
cipal, and the interest of the other half
as long as he lives. ,If he marries again
he can, by .will, leave all to his second
wife and children. If he dies unmar
ried a second time-without children,
the one-half of all his share ig to be
divided equally between the children pf
Wesley Green, Colbert Greer and John
Blackford. In no tease is the present
wife of Karl F. Miller to benefit by
anything I leave him, either in personal
or real estate. Should anyone contest
this, it is my earnest wish that they
shall forfeit their share."
Stcclriibw selling att $28 will soon
made an ideal
present a railroad
by the people.
Is Your OpportunityundercgigantiaeliksseemkYorwNeot Chicago
JhiTO* of the,n greater speed possibilities involved and for "public safety. At
tms stagel railroad building grade crossings would *be little short of criminal.
he0 stops to consider that the railroad is being built In sections. The
?vSl tember 1 will" be completed first that it may be operated for local business while
the next section, from La Porte, to South Bend, is building. These two completed
sections will be operated, and operated profitably, while the third section to Goshen
Is building. And so on until the trains "of the best railroad in the world reach
Far-sighted men and women who buy Chicago-New York Electric Air JLine
Railroad stock now, in the early days of this road's construction, will make a great
deal of money. Ordinarily a railroad is built by its bondholders. This railroad is
being built by its stockholders. When completed it will belong to its stockholders
without one dollar of indebtedness, and all of its immense earnings will go to the
stockholders. Stock began selling at $25, par value $100. It is now selling at $2S,
which "means a' profit of 4 per cent per month to the original purchasers. Before
Christmas it will go to. $30. The rise is caused by .two things, the enormous
sales .and the progress of the work. Every dollar's^ worth of stock issued is tor
work actually performed. By the time trains are running into La Porte stock will
be selling around par, because such a railroad can be operated at a profit. Fur-
One of the Hundred-Mile-an-Hour Electric Engines That Will
Take a Train to New York in 10 Hours.
thermore, by a clause in each stocke certificate it must accepted, if desired t
par for transportation on any, section of the railroad in operation.
legitimate, th most
Minneapolis Journal,, Nov. 25, '06.
Enclosed please find $.
opportunity for making money which will ever be offered the American public
A block of this stock, would make an ideal Christmas gift, for it will constant*^
increase in value. Don't wait until stock goes to $30. Buy at $28, help build this
epoch-making railroad.and lay the foundations for a fortune.
Partial or installment payments may be made at the rate of 10 per cent down
10 per cent ^monthly, until shares are paid for. At the present price of $8 per-
share, this means $2.80 per share cash, or its equivalent, with your order and
$2.80 per share each month for the next nine months. No interest charged o'n de-
All offices open from 8 a.m to 8 p.m. -.._.-%
FREDERICK H. WOOD, Sales Agent, 544, 545 and 546 Monadhock Block, Chi-
BRANCH OFFICES: GABLE & CLINTON, 617 Traction Terminal Building,
Indianapolis, Ind. M. D. WOOD, 1.010 Pabst Building, Milwaukee, Wis.: W"F
PORTER, Lincoln, Neb. WM. BLOCH, 519 Garfield Building, Cleveland, Ohio:
C. A. HANCOCK & CO., Inc., 1006 Old South Building, Boston, Mass. BURR
BROS., 608-609 Flatlron Building, New York.City CHAS. E. RIESS, 308 Aoollo
Building, 238 4th Ave., Pittsburg, Pa. M. BROOK JACOBS, 1016 Pennsylvania
Building, Philadelphia, Pa. C. H. DODD, Wellington Hotel, Des Moines, Iowa:
WESTERN- SURETY AND ADJUSTMENT CO., 345 Railway Building, Minneap-
olis, Minn. O: W. GLAPP, 105 Merchants' Exchange Building, St. Louis, Mo. N.
F. WILSON. 305 West First Street, Los AngeJtes, Cal., Pacific Coast Representative.
FREDERICK H." WOODS, Sales Agent,
Chicago-New York Electric Air Line Railroad Stock,
544-545-546 Monadncck Block, Chicago, III.
Please send me further particulars- of the Chicago-New York Electric
Air Line R. R.
FREDERICK H. WOODS, Sales Agent,
Chicago-New York Electric Air Line Railroad Stock,
544-545-546. Monadnock Block, Chicago, III.
(say whether -full or partial) payment-for...'.
of stock of the .Chicago-New York Electric Air Line .Railroad.
Minneapolis Journal, Nov. 25, '06:
Miller created a sensation in court
when Judge Miller askedr
"You are not divorced, Mr. Mfflwl"
I am not."
"Have you any divorce in contenv
"And your wife is not dead!"
As both sides have money, the-con
test is expected to be a stubborn onjj.
OKE ADVANTAGE. T,^
"It must be more or less decreasing to sn
actor to handle so many thousands of stag*
"Well," answered Stormlngton Barnes,' "It
Isn't as depressing as some of the I. O. XL's
you get from friends. You don't waste "your
time trying to cash the stage money."
Cihcago *o-La Porte, Indiana, which was commenced Sep-
altogether the best