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Eleanor and Jessie
Daughters of President
Elect, Find Happiness
in Serious Vocations
riTl il L constitution prov ides that any
m native-bom citizen of the t nited
States can be elected president. I1
)ni> been a comfort to most boys and a pain?
ful disappointment to some men; and the
women are beginning to worry about it a tittle
tit, fust now, on their own account. But that,
of course, is another story.
If \<>u should happen to retain any of the
sublime, deifying faith which made a future
President of papa?who would certainly grace
any station to which his capacity as a states
nan sh mid call him?have you ever reflected
hott in the world you would be able to bear
the shock of being a daughter of the White
\House, iTen though the adaption should hap?
pen along after you had grown up and made
ffour own little ripple, socially f
\ not a bit of tt. It isn't at all non?
sensical. Just look.' It hasn't been more than
half a dozen years since Mr. li'ilson's daugh?
ters, quite young girls then, would have
i g bed 'it the idea of such a thing happening
f I .fact}, the-doubts were all over, and papa
had been overwhelmingly elected, end four
years of unsurpassed prominence in the white
tight that beat.- about the executive mansion
Kert .:. ntit i you after that momentous dax
i fnv xt March :::rh long searchlights singling
*. ? '<ui far in advance, MOW do you think xou
w('Hid bear the''strainf
And would you be satisfied with vourself
end your chara ter if (his were the auswarf
ON A Mr r.dsy eaeataa, alter election week, there
appear.-,i ..? t>? Ltwfctkisaaa, a ?rial settie
m?nt m Ker.Mr.M..... P*lladelpl?Ja-l extens.ve
r ' 1; - ?Oman with a wealth
?vf beautiful hair vera.na; on coiden and features so
finely chleeled th-.t they weaM be -.tattielike. if n
were r.O! fcr the whoiiy baawa and candid frankness
mt her eye? <h* '?lle<j to order a meeting of other
women who had assembled t her*, all i ath >?- vibrant
Wttk T.i's <,t expectation and L i.br as to whether
?'?* nartt. ular a'r; at tl ?1 i -f. ;.,r ocra>:r.n would
ao moch ?e ? .aw ire tip ? f h-r 'Jr.. lap nose
N'w. sooner than later, aesiebety is fotic to -nsV?
tue discovery t.: -r? fearn* wotnas el stab ? ?nr?rn?rt
j? so?rretf. *rd so rarj . ? lawali of lianaelsi
?ha: ehe riser's I ',o.r. I ;v,, 0f beaut*, am the
?*e are a"ina to see whole (aces d?voted to her
tlarrr.s. wvn .?$?? i-l erreaf r laata lall nc ? v. r their
aeaj feet :n aa aaaaaaaa ??. saeaaa p?ot. graphs show
tr.g 'er fare ]r SSSBM B?a l.-'.t er srared by ?o~.e
|.rev:o0.i> nncauaht ??pr?s*:r.
UNCHANGED BY ELECTION
he Academy 'f -he y-e
ft ter* of the
tVhite HOUM prospect hadn't any more flare in her
thoughts just then than the train she was going to
make back home in the afternoon. It did happen
that a rose- nitde its appearance at her place a while
later in the day. Bent In by an academy officer to con?
vey a friendly greeting on her return after her half
week's absence, but that was the beginning and the
end of ail the attention her return attracted.
Those dreamers of art and its romance can L-aln
a very good idea of what the reality of its study
is. here in the United States, from Miss Wilson's l>rief
and very unostentatious career at the academy. .
This is her third year. When she entered the
classes she had enjoyed sufficient previous instruction
to let her skip tlie first section in the antique course,
which is devoted to the drawing of t!;e human head.
She bejran with work from the full-length cast. In
her second year she passed to the life class, and this
work has Seen hers during the current term. She
has already painted, in the sense of having finished
canvases, but she has not exhibited
Another vear and she may regard her academy
atudles as completed, but thai is a thins Impossible
to consider as certain because plenty of students
on Indefinitely, either because they feel they still lack
some essential for their spfrial aims, or because they
find it convenient to continue their studies for the
sake of peroral p-ogres? in technique, or ucrause
they like the associations and Und I bat the atmos?
phere, with the instruction, conduces to better worn
than If thev were awc.y from the famii.ar class?
Thare are 300 students, young teen and women, with
whom Miss Wilson has been cominp in contact for
two years and more on an average of four da>s a
week. She arrives at ? o'clock in th.- rr.nrr.ing and.
like her companions, works straigl.t ahead until noon,
when th? re Is an hour's recess for lunch The work
proceeds then until 4 o'clock, and the makes some
very necessary haste to catch, her train back to
Princeton, in order to be home in f.'iir;> :"'il time
Tliis. with the summer months out for vacation
aad the outdoor athletics. BOtaMjr tennis, which she
and her sisters enjoy. i:as been her lif* for the last
two years arid ov.-i. Her promf.i. businesslike.
Unnoticed re.urn was characteristic ot her nature anil
of to - devotion to the :irt she has chosen as her chief
interest .n life. Her fellow-students have found her
a somewhat quiet, if not reserved, associate, friendly
snd pleasant, lust about aa they hate found the real
ol the young people they meet a: the academy,
and they have found her hist 'he same after the
national election as she ?as before.
inn rial ton Instead at OA' Miss Wilson undertook
< lhari ati'J f.?r vr.e SBS has hun keeping
h-r aloaMla) ftiarhi ensavetfiaai with her meeting
faithtu!!> ir.<i. Maying u\?r ?: the h?mr of Mra.
Brnoior-i elose h; . she has been devoting ?nm? tnree
uij's of tf.< week to visiting her Kensington friends
at th>-ir homes
This is s woman's meeting, and when ail are
women ther? t ?? ? m .r. the let.** f -n a rue us
to see a I.!??..-?';.? . :?!(,. Miss Wilsen
aasume charge <?' -t lead a hymn and follow ft v\W
prajrei Aft. r that s.-.e Briv.es a little taik on some
topi< ff. Ute goo pel .-.no tbea an* ore who cares
to take a pledr* of anscineftea do.? before t*r#
aaaatna>lad Bteetlac. Theji adjoara after h i at abooi
half-ii.rt i< o'clock, bat thev may llngTer en for some
little. 1. ne. eajoytng the . bat an-; r^-eeip that follow
any such brief gathering^ t
Ba( religion ts n< : tae so e Interest a: the meet'
ings. Mies Wilson, like bar associate. M s? Winter.
m.i> talk t.) the assemblage or. elvi? top] s on home
hygiene, on economics, even on politics for it is the
oirnose f.f the rae*tfna*i to lirmc the women whd
attend ihem it t.. ..ti active, bealtby. iive interest in
ail thing's that ean rn ke fo; ?beir welfare, latajtact
ti*.lly and materially. The Lighthouse policy seeke to
put the women erbe come to It in eteaa. tloughtftil
nventinn of shoo manofae;nrer? hcU
???ton not manr nrtn'hs alto th< start
rmcnt wa* mnd?' that women's
r ? ;:it: lugger; ;h.it tii. und' r
?- - I the- fair ma: !-" and rti'-sdsmcs of today
?r> r<- .. -./. !..r -l-.ii; ? i. -,r |ir. <)?^-? ?-or?' a ??? n? r
?-??. <>t ponrw, 'here wa- a storm of protr>-t.
Tba dainty i*11maid" witsi trio .)..ui,jo A foot wa?
?at 'jiroiiKli ihr fi> rget|.
?'? .? ? spesrialrel* w. . .-. r.
?W tlaatrme ?bo?ie;:i ?b? THhT Wo la 'tie '!???
Inas I ?Mit r?lu- i-m -n part with the ?n>>
?i't.ate ?bor. I? iiKlnc B*f -ft.pni?a 'he hene
,, , ,p.,.,- - rb, .-eeeit mi. w th?'
? i?-?T^tioti tritt ?."?> hMMfMar Rrat
1 - ??.?? 'here been a SttOTS* derlei*? . afp* ir*i
1 ???? of rh* - ?,? f fr>r ? aavjor swe*
R oigjror. but :< ininin** brain* src ( ?.n.*o<juontIj,
'. ' : u...r rwing ordered.
I h- martyrs of fashion, with the ?hor1-ramn*->l
the -in-in-di hevl and the toothpick toe, n<?
?u.rl in *n?'h lartre number*. It didn't
ft* 'hirorK*di*t's oil's and" the ?ufrr iii:
m t.-o a<-<ltr. milt tliat. tu: tile |i-.o;!;<
? v a~e rointr in for naturalism when tbcy
r. ,\ ilerasa, *o that the feet ot ihr
,:ii~? i.< !v be 'itrraMjr a larar imnrnrr
*ea*v ;\r- ?},.. pedal*, of thf past.
The.. h?tt?r 'ban an* other*, bat* be*??i abte to ???te
-.. . ii r -xgy, sttir.ar feofaear. and wi" ? e
' ? - -. *,-.</- ' .Urr ?e op. tag he
aewtrleio tn f fee proper ? . . T' ?. Vrtew the' N *? ?? ? ??
io-r>... > v ... -^.r-mr all the tf-l I ore .bafflSer
.--?. .? ? rluiate the' rrMa-t- ihmiM wesr ? broader
I - ????,. ,., .,a .? fej . |o?M '?,oiil th* ?-'?'
shoe BSOTVenieni ha? slutted at ike t.ot.'crn
Improved mulf!? for .-nitdrei. The> have besn gvf ri
set era (roaa ta* >r. ;t. ;;nd c-t late nana) rnvtaata <:?
diy. ard.na ibe f^d? nr.<: foiliea for ?on,tko-r-?n*?
Bl '. aa for tnetr own use They haw- In--:. I ? ? * ?
lesson b;. ata*l>'lnK ilieir children's feet They ha-%
feond 'hat there ll no royal rood to comfort?tliat
each must f.nd out what list adapted to h?r and
? car i' a weak foot shoiid ro. fear? to hop arenad
ba a weak ?h?-. *hiv people with strenaj tVai can
mo\ e ?tir. it in no..-, asins and feei no dlitaailXli I.
When this slmpl" le--on is lej-nr.; r::e pkraieiaaa
helie\r thee nsve performed 'heir >iut>. and iheir
profeaeional servi.es ?.II not be BSBOSled The in:?.*s;
amona; the doctors in the east for a properly fitting,
s; oe has l?rn so jtr- at that man;, meetings an.l . or,
fer?-t.'es ha-, e been held lno'?ed. i' v a* repo: :???! tHa;
Dr. >?. ti f*a* ha, *4 Philadelphia, '.ad ir.\ er.'.o, a I jro
comfort sho*. but this he str> nunusl-. den:* 1. art hong..
adaajtuaaj "hat be ?as mteeMaaij totttraatad :ti a*
r>n-.<m?rt *af ''-rt?- :-e.it l'-tter feet
i'r. Mel. in ? Franklin, another Wedt-knana Th ts?
ar lphl.. ph; si'tan has r??eii one of '?e t. :.aWn m llm
. ? -.M;it, i. id h-s mao" a c^refi! st^?l; 'f ? ? awb
-r--. i?..-t i Fr.mkJir. in enesklng ?.f
' ? p-rf'.-t the rhCd"a foo?. ?eie
? There Isn't a dQBBt ll ? 'he f,. , f ,'.,i, .
jero -anon ^ ill be metre h"..'*' fal *r.o bet-er f.,
se <-r.ii hraaai a| these staadard eaaMran's >b-es
hnve be. ' a.ed ..n the *: '<"? nnd th?r ' -.\? t-eef,
th? beet sellers. The averae- foo*la?tr e? not want to
ramp h<-r ebfJsT? foe* mt.. . n iR*attlaa et.o'. t *:?:ir.a
t ssjl 'f shape and '<-;?!ns; '.nten.'? p*tr aVte r.v?y
'i'.t *j,in?l he*a mtaeb aamet] sb* endures f.-soraci for
? ? .'-.< ot ?TP* *r*i---e '<? .t s!-e d"*s rot want her
t .5. sn~*s have ? *"??'?!?: in sad* vamp that it
. >> t.^> I'-w. a ?tl*f S* mk -nd ll'oe-al beets The
tea ere tio' ?oer^SPI-eO. as WBs efferi the Case Ir tie
,-? ?-it lie r.s' en tb* so|e. Th?vcb a larger sue
- . are ? a ? ? sss h?ra if> re**nst, i't I do
not tt-trA ihn', the r its*:f will be any lerwe?
t:. ..... th'T- not a doubt tbet It wilt be *
b tt' .. r~-i fewt in . r- vi av Oamrdna a foot l?i:e
?-lt.-?. with .? ratse?i nee], a ?hott ramp and pointed
toes Batnralli ?wtst? Ii s*st *f shape antil a' times
H ' e. r.m,, .lrros* .. mr.n??Tosltj
?h?re . r? rr.anv Rts thst Will be e'Teorne.
fe h. stand a-d shoe -ill n?". rally d.ftr.eute tVs
wetarbi -? toot and *-?u ankles *nd,Aaf fe-* will
Use Baser Manv . on-piair ad rain* in the
and the Voict, of th* lea; ami are oftentimes
irsatisr... v nen ihetr aaeny if r?sllv
_ ?je- ?boe*. whtcsj deotro* I he ar<h 'f
c' w-s-.na sh.e-* with Hie easaw eat la* *n>an
. . 1? .jo ale. et d "?t, 'rse*ii-?d
I ,ii,.?f.,>n of alardn- . ?hoe? hr? a.tracted *o
? that ? - t n-'ed etartee ?e??ra*aent foot*
. matf -.. *a" ' ro^mlssion was
I ?frort* of weartne "ah* *nd
-!? foot Be a 1 Tbe .?- ? et-re'-l ? ' *l>' "B J'
? ir ?e extenso* report with the reeuTt that th*
?>*? stsnderd Stteped *h?* f"f
?o this is art, at tt ia studied by any young woman
of good family In thia country, and aa studied by Mi?>
Fleanor Wilson, the next president * oldest deugtlter
Totl wouldn't think It. but there is \ astly more life
and Interest In endeavorn-K i.- \tlm etjiei ?? ' ? I I
women. *? ^er eiste'' .leset* doe... -h, ..?? -
Some fifteen yearn ago Mr?. H, fl Torter ?: j.Tfc r ].
whoae husband Is the soriat wor'-.er among this men
at the laKNt'^ouae there. orKanlr. o gasilgj meetings fat
the women of the netahborhooo, uhirh gave Bfl eren
Ing of sewing knitting a?id halpfttl cha't. ff.' cnv '1
with those taking the pledge ?.f ?otsi abetiaeaee erfce
cared to do so.
After a few years it gaeuroed the eberaarter of a
religious t.ieetlng snd. saaai ?? ! IIa. the genersl work
of the lyighahouse in ita r* gtiona to the graaaai ni It) i
vlcinilv broadened considei :i bi j . Mrs. Bradford car?
ried on the Monday nignt meetings for ?fi?r?; > ears,
but the time < ame when there was too mu> k fci 1 I "
to look after
Miss W ilson, studying la a Baltimore reliefs f(r
women, heard of the LtajhUtattga at e" \r.::<i- .. trig Fa
Phlladelpina to stud: its mttno.i . '? t.r.J Mist ?
M. Winter. .1 young ?'eases, of t?erdanntaarn, ???? .
after the Mond<i; meet-.r BJsd J'f. de.r.r 11 .. a ' Hi
ing during the week among the fHmille.- of tt v
she met there. Mifs WintOl had one lata Ike *? ? I
and had already largely relieved Mrs Kradfoid of
that portion of the art rk
Ita aaaiaeaUy practical phases appealed irv
strongly to Miss Wllaon Toe mure.she mi?' of ?? thr
more she whs inclined pi "'-i net SWS rime lo It. if
there should be work ant idth 'pi (set to do, 1
was. within atiother twelvemonth Throe ye;.rs aaa, 11.
!909, it was very apparent thut i>k meetings v> <,
pain by having two Instead of one to condu. t them
if thev did It alternately, and the home visits would
greatly enhanced in pra/.tlcal value if there Were
ioUw: w law problems and the progress of rlty
life. It rinds that the wife of a wage-earner la oftea
so'occupied'in looking after lie: aatW that ? .? haa
??>rdie*ri;> ;no little time ard too little Inducement
l< i '. r, fee triti reata aaaj her range of inform*'
Ii?".- 'it-. t ? :row. ?n ag"nc|r
outside of fear boose
How ke? n en Intereal the work of Miss Wilson
at.) M i ". . i ,ii-e .- I * a-own In the faet
that the .. 11 ?mit. :.? ? at the i.ie'-rings often number*
.'?0. and i!r i that ti e BteatlnaTa are eenteri from
w hi. h radiate other ?" ? ? it'e* that bring the praetieal
- .Ie of <o operation In self-: rip markedly to the
fore, t h<".. a glasses in rr'l'irierv in dressmaking
?eil in nyatnaalaai nor!, Wblrfe fnrnleh r?al Inetruc
? i' .1 gad re.,i beneflta t" tkaaa who Ie< <>me act!aaj la
A PARTY A MONTH
T*ren every aiantii t < ?, have * woman's party?a
n jr.lfsj part>. usual!' attended hy 10n of
the members, who inoulge in inj; a:.d gamea that
?-?? ? delirhrful !?? ?he- are ilneals and quaint. Mtss
W Miss artnfar, 1< <ls lie fun and plavs with
all bei mlgh| and msln at "Gn.nr to Jerusalem" and
"'.?rep (fee irar.dkerchlef"?children's games, yet en
oyed b) everj on. tbare as rr.u'h >? they did wnsn
?h-- were girls The parties end with tea and cake*.
:, f.mal Ibal i- provided from the Wnnnn'i Club'a own
'?..n<*?. fnd no thanks to anybody but themselves.
I? la unite an aeth I woman a dab whir h has grown
.. tat Ua .th' tise sinie Mi?? Winter snd Miss Wil?
sen Joined In the work, and it would seem that the
iti eatlnga alone, <n the variety of their de
'Is > use up most of the social workers' time
liut. in practical usefuniess. they flnj that the visits
the\ make and the emergencies they are called on to
for.front. art as Important as anything that happens
within the wall? of the Lighthouse itself and they
take up Many hour?. tenotlally during the day
Hut niffJ I, fat S f^ffl worker, is .lus* aa liable to
recent .???:... sudden sutnmot.s which may not be re?
fused. Mies Wilson. Maying at the home of Mrs
Bradford, considers herself'on call for any of these
unforeseen tro .Mee, aad unhesitatingly givee up her
sleep If the criv r- r.f the occasion demands it.
once, While *. ? waa ihere. an anpeal earne trrm a
Kensington woms-i wbo was dvlng In the University
Hospital, half a doiv-n uuies away. Tr.e eiek ? ? Uta,
reallrlns that her end was nrar. was begging that I ?
might aee her children before ahe died
The pi teens plea was one that was taken, properly,
?o a worker Ir, permanent reoldenee; but Miss W:ls i i
would not let her rompanlon go alone. The two has
lened to tne dying wornar.'s Lome attd awake:.e.1 || ?
family. Then the* took the taaTMiegi and mad? all
i.aste to the distant hos'ital with them Tl ?r little
pi.rtv arrived in Mine: the sieht of he: chiidter, i.eid
:i.e tnot'-er to this world a llttle.lonirer - held bet natal
t-:e tnorn nf. And all ti.iough has ?let' : bTlas Wihswa
? eruatned with her rhargr-s at the hospital ?BttU t a
>ame and the < h:Mren could be returned t? their
T-ere was another family in trouble, one that pre?
sented the dinar ell asnsojesxt of re. taluiing l eta i ?*?
hand and wife fee bath ?.f then, drank. aed the bawao
?. ii affairs were :r. .1 deplorable m dttlOl T e Ug
house workers, after a while. le..rr.'-i * a * had
Z'jIM :?> worse, for the husband was row driaJUfsS
? a .1 and. unless SSSM ore s. onld gain ea ladhseaea
ores Maf. there na.? no knowing v. ha' evil or tu:?for
tuias Wollte) ever whelm them oil
M'-s WllSWa t.-ok t'.e case, as one within her pr.*vr
ft e.. and ,.?id Use ? Ulna owe of her neighborhood
?Its ?iii' found ? ?>? It flow . i?t as 1."". e> t.een
reportod best s'e cossjpbl her aoaai i.>..i ?noug. to
? riet) to aayedeaate bat ?seal ead Ihseea be ht.r
?t bfiei !
Mfes Wilson's fs -e is .1 perfectly accurate index to
?er nature: sl.e is earnest and ? icer, but net argu
neoiative. There is a* sj as pa the tic tact In her voice
sssl :c?-mer that ne-.-er fails ili.sarn. .intag-'pifrii ?!
treated an '-opreoaion of h?r ?lii'e'ir. aaa goodwill.
e*!f is. to p'lt :t in a word a girl mighty hard to
CAME TO HIMSELF
H r drunkasd found himself, all at once without
? '.'?r.e' of reeentf ii at has and gratefully, if
shsirretbaedtj. aa>sjsaraatlee ??' the Interest this arirl
f-om "e Lighthouse ?v..> showing in htm .in-i his
?ft. l|e . f.o dn't quarrel With her if he wanted to.
and' ha -.ras rapidly beroeatna ?on 1 la tad that he
?" iMr. l want to In a thousand years. A little inor-.
-?nd he experienced Ute cor* 1? : .01 t .. ? SSI rd
she was raying was true and morr than lusflfle.l. He
.?-?s-t.'j was mining a good hasse .and giving en
appallTa*; "\smpl? to tits aifr wMb raw alts v hi-fi he
1 ad b*r;i too sodden to rea'.ltr fir if was h:s rc
?I. rs'.hliity. as the h?ad of :-<- .... .?e. and, as 1 a
r-o.i 1' r a- as stjr'lv his duty to ?upport Ms family
*nJ 10 n.ake hl? wif? feel she w .1* inatrivd to .i man
Sr.* fj.i. r.-.-trert.
Tnr srlfe was f..?- of i, s? whew Miss Wflaea saw
eft*n jr'. the werr.? n's m-eriri&e and ?he feit t.'.at t e
coupes wore wort" saving, tvth the rr.sn in each an
ib*? nahte mo.*?, sne brought ?;?. e-.r? p> , that could
isfatw? htm . p;*.l*< ? t 1 1 bei b-foot t.se
Itajvet that m.1 destroying bis boaae that it was not
10 mm eery foddea. !-.y*t< rical . .. was desir.- s
of ri'-tMng rt "f e weil-. ?tmi,? ed sin-ere under
asandlns; of the position to ?? k oh be had reduced
1. '?e,f. ?no a arm. settled rt.??l*c. bora of his own
desire for li?t:rr tlntigs. to . ,. any pledge he male
>o the talk went or. until Ml?> '\ :!s->n found bers?lf
confroTittng a man who se*.->.e.| na>artj born and 81'ed
ssfth r? ? strengt- of w i'. aii sssari >a overcome the
ttrnt'tattor. whi-' o-o-jia spring to life again as soon
as srt? had il'partea
Me t?-?k tJk. sdedsc rd a.d *" in s'l sinrerltv.
Afttsrward, e said . spevtal >:t la '!?< Lighthosssa
>?? tell of tri? la. I and gtiOtienees wdjh which Misa
tVMsot. .ad w on : tw. 1... . \ . . ? ? , .1 . r a tribute
thM ts r?ill ?\?n?h"d taote mj Mrs, Kradfo^i Hs a
ceawa>|t, ,"iii ' u ?Ii? inusual and desrrvrd. II ? said:
????? I? the t |. . . der I have ev< r irfi
Neither shs "t .-r -l?t?-r. perhaaa knows with
;in eertair." w:, t 't the remo-al ..f Ihelf fatdly fa
tne White It-use wft| permit ti,em to rontlWad HSSTf
?: ork one it art and the other in r- .1 w?fvaro, pre
iie?!. as 1 e bsve dope it thue far. and as rhey
??.te|.flT res'ine.l .| nf'er tl w i'lierr,,,,; ? , ,
lino* The little va<atre.n ihe'W?-?i Iron" ?i, ,1,
thor bath tahe tW piS':^ ? a' ?1 "-.n with
w?<lc!- 'h*> >?o:sj to theav