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THE WASHCTGrTOZET TIMESisTOTOAY, APRIL 21, 1895.
FIN DE SIECLE FEMININITY
A DARING DEED
kE purchased from
who had overreached himself In htm pur-chases-$3Ss00O
of WHITE WASH
GOODS, consisting of ABERDEEN SUITINGS,
FIGURED ORGANDIES, FIGURED PIQUES,
STRIPED LAWNS, BENGAL SUITINGS, etc.
The FRESHEST, th NEWEST, th CHOICEST designs
of any goods yt Shawn. Soma had ban IMPORTED
FORS7S'cytf. tarn for2&o. Taka yotir choice of all
Mind you, any ptooa of tba anttra lat
If thara war wai a Hm In your life far ywa tit actar
cise haata In haytasr-THAT TIME IS NOW.
To givm jrou amp room to so this mammoth stock
W8 ahatl place tHfs lot in our Iarga Draaa Goods Room
Raarof atora 1st floor.
4 to, 422, 424,
rH-On April 19, 1F95, at 2 p. rn.,
"i uuaH CXok, boQotC W. and Henrietta
I uut-tal t-day, April 21t at 2519 rear
T t:nTirnla avenue northwest, at 3
o' luefc p. m.
BABSSELL On Thursday, April 18,
1W!5 At J :w p. m.. Lkiiis Baeteell, aged
tliiriy-oee yeans and ten months.
t uiterai man the residence or Iior
br ther. Mr Henry G. Bacwell, No. 23-lS
Brigutwood avenue northwest, to-day
April 21, at 1:30 o'clock p. m.
BIRCEBEAB On Thursday, April 18,
1B95, at 0:15 a. :n., Charles ., boloved
Lusbaud of Ella A. Birckliead.
Vi iiui.il frtmi his law rchklcncp. 1113
Sixth street northwest, to-day, at 1 o'clock
p. m Friends of the family invited.
BORMAN On April 18, 1895, WiHiel
mi'ia Borntan, aged fcixty-nine years.
Funeral from the reridence of her
da i Killer, Mrs Louisa BouaMnon, Brook
vllle road, B. C loilav, at 230
p. m. Services at Mount Zion Church,
CTV.lll'J-tORIl, HI . OCKJCk. iiuuja uuU
Trieads respectfully invited to attend.
COLLINS On Thursday, April 18, 1S93,
at 9:10 p. m , William, beloved ton of
Buert and Mary Collins, at the residence,
1012 East Capitol street.
Tuneral Mtmday, April 22, at 3 o'clock.
Friends and relatives respectfully invited
COLINSKY On April 20, 1895, at 3
a. m , Lewis, beloved husband of Leah
CoUnsky, at his residence, 431 Seventh
Street southwest, in his sixty-seventh year.
Funeral at 10 a. m. Monday. Friends
of the family invited. Please omit f lo were.
BEERY On Saturday, April 20, at 9:50
p. m., Tlwmas P. Beery, aged fifty-seven,
at his late resld"uce, 488 E street touth
"west. Notice of funeral hereaftetr.
BOYLE On Saturday, April 20, 1S95,
at the residence of her parents, 1902 Tiiird
lstreet northwest, Elenor AntoneUe Boyle.
Notice of funeral hereafter.
HARVEY Fell asleep in Jesus at the
residence of her son, Wilton Harvey, Lang
don, B. C, on April 19, 1895, at 10 o'clock
a. rn., Saiah Virginia Harvey, aged sixty
Tuneral at Langdon M. E. Church to-day
at 3 o'clock p. m. Relatives and friends
apeclfuUy invited to attend.
HITE Beparted this life Thursday,
April 18. 1895, at 2:25 a. m., at her resi
dence, Morris road, Hillsdale, B. C, Mrs.
Felicia J. Hite, beloved wife of Edmund
Funeral to-day at Snow Creek Baptist
Church, Sheridan avenue, Hillsdale, B.
C, at 2 p. m. Friends and relatives are
HUDSON April 19, 1895, at 1 o'clock
a. m.. Onus. D. Hudson, in the fifty-eighth
year of lite age.
Funeral from his late residence, 219
Third street northeast, to-day at 2:30
p. m. Friends cordially invited. Burial
at Congressional Cemetery.
HYATT On April 19, 1895, at 12 p. m.,
Mrs. Mary A. Hyatt, widow of the late
John Hyatt, aged seventy-fivo years.
Funeral will take place on Monday at 2
o'clock from her late residence, 1304 B
street southeast. Friends and relatives
invited to attend.
REPP On Saturday, April 20, 1895,
nt 4 o'clock a. in., George, only eon of
Charles and Mary Repp, aged seven years
and four montns.
Funeral flora his parents' residence, No.
1635 O street northwest, on Monday,
April 22, at 3 o'clock p. m. Relatives
and friends arc rcpectfully invited to
hTEWART Entered into rest, April 17,
1895, at 4 o'clock p. m., Nancy Stewart,
widow of the late Charles Stewart, in the
ninety -fifth year of her age.
Tuneral will take place from Plymouth
Church, Seventeenth and P streets, to-day
at 3 o'clock p. m. Friends of the family
are respectfully invited to attend. Casket
will not be opened in church.
B' MEMORY OF ELLA RAY.
(Who Bied Early on the Morning of April
11, Aged Twenty-two Years.)
Bise, happy child, and sing thy sweetest
God hath delivered thee from pain and
JLlong and endless East cr-day is thine.
Angels for company, and every breath
Divine existence. We who linger here
Might envv thee, if, in thy nest so white,
If, in thy chair so vacant, we could see
The shadow of thy presence, and the light
Of dear blue eyes that looked with love in
All radiant with the glad in-rush of life
So new. so fair, so holy! Easter, there.
Must be the fullness of all glory, rife
vjth tender meanings, Christly, Heavenly
And thy first Eastor morn, a rich surprise.
MARY A. BENISON.
vricHous & co..
JL Undertakers and EmDalmers,
Venn. tvo. and 2d et so.; Tbon 761-3, Capitol
Bill. Prompt attention; reasonable tormi.
ABIUHTS UNDERTAKING ESTABLISH
ment, 1337 Tenth street northwest Specla
attention to embalming. Open day and night
Phone, 703. mr5-3mo
SS2 renneylvfiula avenue northwest
first cl&u service. Psoas 1535. jat-6mo
a distracted Imnortar m
426 7th. St.
(Bj Mrs. Will H. Low, a French wonvm and
an artist in the fine art of practical French
cooking. Copyright, 1895, bv Mrs. Will
My object in writing these recipes . is to
give an idea of cooking as it is done In a
well-to-do French family, which, however,
hnsno chef, buta good woman cookorcnly
The difference bet weenthetable ifa work
ingman and that of a famille bourgeois if.es
not exist so muchintheciualityof the food, or
meat which they respectively use. Lot us
say.forinstance.thatthe family of means will
have a tenderloin steak for breakfast,
bought at a good butcher's shop, where the
quality of the meat is not to bo questioned.
The family of the workingman will bene rved
from the same animal, butfroma less choice
portion. Nevertheless the preparation of the
steak will be the same, and the wife of the
workingman will cook her piece of rounds a
c reMUv asthe cookof the bourgeois. What
is true of beef applies to all the table provi
sions. French people can much better do with
out chicken than have it of inferior quality.
In this they show good sense.
A CHEERY KITCHEN.
About the kitchen there is little to say
except that it must contain the necessary
articles, without whicli success in cooking
becomes doubtful. It is needless to remark
that above all, elcanllnessshould reign there.
French people believe Hi freeh air for 'heir
potsand pans, instead of (-hutting thetnup in
closets as is done here; they are either hung
on the walls or kept on shelves, partly un
covered. They are the natural ornamentsof a
kitchen, and when kept scrupulously Diight
and clean, as they should anyway, they give
a pretty, cheerful, comfortable look to ''he
A THREE-BAYS' SOUP.
My first recipe will be for that national
French dish, Pot-au-feu, called also bouil
lon or consomme. It is good, nourishing
and economical. For a family of three
persons the following proportions will give
soup for three days. It is important to
have a thick iron pot, tinned insido, with
a tight-fitting cover; this pot should not
be used lor anything else. Selpct a piece
of meat which will not cook dry. Lean
plat is very good; the meat is tender and
Juicy and makes good bouillon, especially
if you add to it a piece of the lower
round and juicy bone not a marrow bone
which gives only fat and no flavor. For
Boup the meat used should always bo
freshly killed, as the question of tender
ness has nothing to do with boiled leef,
which becomes tender anyway when cooked
long enough, and which, when fresh, has
much more llavor and juice.
RECIPE FOR POT-AU-FEU.
Two pounds beef, plate.
One pound beef, lower round.
One juicy beef bone.
Four leeks, good size.
Two carrots, medium size.
Two turnips, medium size,
A little celery and parsley.
A small teaspoon Parisian essence.
A small handful of salt.
The carrots should be scraped and cut
in two or four pieces, according to their
size; the same with Uie turnips. The
U-eks are cut in two and a small bundle
is made of the white part; the green is
tied with the parsley and celery. All the
vegetables should be carefully washed,
especially leeks, which always have .'and
Inside the leaves. The cloves are set in
the onion. The pot should be large
enough to contain besides the meat the
water, the vegetables and have room left
for it to boll without bubbling over.
Put the meat in the pot with one quart
or cold water to each pound of meat. The
first should not be too hot, as the soup must
simmer slowly, not boil away in steam.
The skimming is very Important, if neg
lected the skim sinks lo the bottom. It
should be carefully removed as It rises to
the surface Lefoie the boiling begins. In
that manner only will the bouillon be
clear and bright instead of thick and
muddy. When boiling begins add salt mo
pepper) and all tho vegetables. Let the
soup resume its boiling; get on the back
ct the stove well covered, and allow it to
tJmmer for six hours at least. Five min
utes before bcrving put in the essence
(this essence colors the bouillon), cover
the bottom of the tureen with well-browned
bread cut as big as dice; three or four
pieces for each person. Strain one-third
of the boiling bouillon over the bread, and
serve with tho carrots, turnips, and the
white part of the leeks (untied) on a sep
arate dish. The meat is served hot f rom
the pot after tho coup and can bo eaten
with mustard, pickles, etc.
The rest of the bouillon should be strained
in a china or earthen dish, and when cold
put in a cool place to keep for future use.
It can be tcrved clear the next day, cold
or warm, in cups or vermicelli. Italian
parte, rice, macaroni, eta, can be cooked
A hash can be made of tho meal left
over. It can also be warmed in a tomato
sauce, or served in different ways for
which I will give recipes at another
3Jmn&K $L iagns- SjSy8a A'a
With Brains and Business,
They Are Earning- Money in Many Ways, from Law
and Medicine to Dry Goods and Stock
Brokerage and Other WaysB
HILE the erforts of
the society womai
are directed to find
ing new ways of
amusing herself, her
sisters, who embody
the foniiuino expres
sion of the progress
of the age, are hard
at work in winning
new laurels in tho
ed territory and
slowly, but assurely
"wJifS? is tho "business wo
front at the capital.
Woman has always worked hard, for
doubtless Adam madi his botter-halfattend
t othe packing when they moved out of Eden,
but the present movement is in a new
field, a ground hitherto tilled by masculino
hands alone. Like the lapping or the tiny
waves on tho sea-wall wearing away the
earth bit by bit, so the efforts of each In
dividual in the presont aro making a flood
against which the prejudices of old can
make a stand no longer. Woman is in all
of the professions and in some branches of
her work even at this early stage of the
game is fully up to the standard which has
been so long required of man.
Perhaps the representative woman lawyer
of the city is Mrs. Ellen Spencer Mussey,
who does business under the firm name of
E. S. Mussey. She is a fine looking lady
and dresses in a neat, becoming style, whilo
ELLEN SPENCER MUSSEY
though direct and business-like. She has
a large otfice near the court house, though
her practice Is mostly in the Probate Court.
She also does a good deal of work for the
legations in attending to the settlement of
the estates of foreigners who die in this
country and whosepropertymustbe returned
to the heirs abroad.
Mrs. Mussey is an Ohioan and first came to
Washington as the priucipal of the Spencer
College of which her brother was the head.
Her father was the originator of the Spen
cerian style of penmanship now regarded
as the standard of writing all over the
country. In a short while she married Gen.
R. B. Mussey, who was a lawyer, and for
sixteen years she helped her husband in his
office work constantly.
Three years ago Gen. Mussey died, and his
wife, who had studied law nudor him and
become familiar with all routine business,
was then admitted to the bar. She has now
a most lucrative practice, especially among
the ladies. Mrs. Mussoy, who is an authority
on the legal status of women, says that the
laws in regards lo women's rights to their
property and children in tho District will
6oou be changed, as a movement looking to
that end is on root anion? the business men.
A woman stock broker is a rarity at the
capital, but Mrs. Eaton, who has been at
that business since last July, is a hard and
conscientious worker, and understands tho
market as well as any man in the trade.
She is a slender woman with browneyes and
a rich complexion, and dresses handsomely
in gowns of the latest stylo. In manner she
A CORNER TN MBS. JOHNSTON'S STUDIO. ;i f
iB easy but reserved, with a bright turn for
conversation and cool judgment.
"Br. Nancy Richards" runs a sign on a
house ln"Capitol Hill, and the visitor finds
Mrs. Richards a pleasant lady, as well as
an able physician. Mr. Richards was a
member of Congress from Ohio, but was
defeated at the last election, and is still
in town. Mrs. Richards has been a doctor
now for fifteen years, having studied in
Cleveland and New York, and first prac
ticed in New Philadelphia, Ohio. She
has been in town only a few years, but is
now getting a good deal of work, her prin
cipal patients being ladies, in whose dis
eases she takes an especial interest.
Mrs. Richards is a pleasant lady with
attractive manners, and dresses neatly In
da-k colors. She says that the prejudice
against lady physicians is rapidly disap
pearing and that in the future, women will
have an equal chance with the men in that
business. Mrs. Richards also remarked
that she did not see why a lady could not
be a surgeon, that while she sympathized
with pain, that did not unnerve her for
the operation which would relieve the suf
fering, but, on the contrary, made her more
careful to prevent pain. There are many
other women physicians at the capital
and most of them have as much work a3
they can do.
A LADY MERCHANT.
Perhaps in the dry goods business there is
no woman in town who deals more largely
or who runs a bigger trade than Mrs. E. A.
Haines, whose store Is up on Capitol Hill.
The place is an immense atialr, and
the whole building ic under her personal su
pervision Irom basement to garret, and
every bit of buying is done by her in the
Northern markets. Mrs. Haines enme to
town a few years ago a widow with three
children, and when she engaged in business
she failed for two 3 ears in everything she
At lastshesecu red a small stand whereshe
bi'gau to prosper, and her business so in-
DR. GRACE THOMAS.
creased that she bought, the corner lot that
faces on Pennsylvania avenue and Eighth
street, and built upon lt'astore thatis among
the largest In the cltyi ( It is of pressed
brick, with electric lights ,iand the building
alone Is valued at $001,000, while the stock
in hand wouldcome to almost as much again.
About fifty-one cli'fkff, mostly ladles,
are employed, and each department is under
the constantly watch fullcfe of the mistress.
When Mrs. Haines1-is known to have
started a few years ago without a penny,
her success is truly wonderful. She Is a
rather slender woman, and very quiet In
manner, retiring, and -anything but the
brusque woman one would expect to see at
the head of such a b!g -co'ucern.
A woman dentist isimlted a novelty but
t here are two in thecity, bothof them experts
and both doing well,rtir, Anna Wilson, of
Rhode Island avenueis tc highly educated
woman and ona whee manners are very
attractive. In appearonce'sTie is fine look
ing and though she hasbedn in town but a
short while, she has succeeded very well.
Br. Jessie Kappeler. whose place of busi
ness is on L street is au English woman
and does her work In a most thorough man
ner, and though she is not as strong in the
body as a men, her arm possesses wonderful
power and can pull a tooth with as much
ease as one would unbutton a shoe. A lady
dentist is more gentle thau a man and for
that reason is more popular with the ladles.
EVEN IN REAL ESTATE.
Miss Grace M. Thompson is perhaps the
only licensed real estate dealers among
the ladies and she is the best-known in the
city. Her office is up in the Corcoran
building where she spends the morning and
in the afternoou she is out at her home in
She iB a lady who Is much beloved by all
her friends and especially by the children
of the place. She is from Ohio and some
years ago came on here to get a position
in the departments. While waiting 6he
stopped with her sister in Brookland and
thought she would invest a 6mall sum in the
sold at a big profit.
Encouraged by this attempt, she aband
oned all idea of getting department work
and devoted herseir to real estate, the buying
and selling of lots in Brookland being hor
specialty. She drives a line pair of norses,
and is a prosperous woman in spite of tho
universal complaint about the hard times
that comes from the other dealers.
Mrs. Marie Louise Carusi is another lady
who does business inland, but hor work is
coufincd to conveyancifig'ror a company.
Miss Emma Gillett, who is a graduate of
Howard University, Tb another real estate
lawyer, and does an excellent business.
Mrs. Georgia Ricker is, perhaps, one of
the most philanthropic women in town, and
is a lawyer who practices her profession
only in the cause of charity. She is rich,
and often defends cases which have enlisted
her sympathies in order to help the poor
who are uot apt to get fair treatment at
the hands of lawyera who aro not so con
scientious. Out of the eight ladies who have
been ndmitted to practice at thebarintown,
only two or three remained in the city.
IS A PHOTOGRAPHER.
Miss Frances Benjamin Johnston is the
only lady in the business of photography in
the city, and In her Bkillfut hands it has
become' an art that rivals the geniuses of
the old world.
Miss Johnston, who is a lady of slight
build and gentle manners, is a native of
West Virginia, but has spent most of her
life in Washington, where she has studied
art in the best schools. She became most
proficient, and then took up illustrating for
our best magazines, In whose pages some
of her articles appeared.
As a writer her work was eagerly sought,
and her fine drawings. madeit doubly valua
ble. Some one suggested that she use a
camera forsecuriug herplcturcs, andin that
way she began the photographing In which
she has achieved such wonderrul results.
Her studio Is out on V street, and is fit
ted up in artistic effects with draperies,
old armor, and a cozy open fire, around
which aro clustered a lot of nick-nacks,
such as one finds in the dens of artists.
Her pictures are not mere sittings to be re
produced, but studies in what is beautiful
and picturesque, and for delicacy of tone
are unexcelled. They are like fine en
gravings, with Hie soft finish of satin in
the dCTlcate outlines.
Many of our prominent pooplo have taken
sittings at the studio, among them bolng the
ELIZABETH A. HAINES.
British Ambassador, Sir Julian Pnunce
fote; Margaret, thelittlodaughterof Senator
Cameron; Benjamin Constant, tho famous
French arli.si, who painted the ime
picture of the French Ambassador.
Mon. Patcnotre sat for his photo
to Miss Johnston and pronounced
it the best ho had ever had taken and the
only one that gave him satisfaction. Eorao
idea may bo obtained of the value of this
work from the fact that the largo photo
graphs arc priced at $25 a dozen.
There aro hosts of other women in the
city who are workers, in stores, in type
writing offices, as clerks, teachers, milliners
and every ono of the government depart
ments. And to their credit it must be said
that their work, like that of the faithful
servant. Is "well done."
Mrs. King of "King's Palace" fame Is a
lady who has made her influence felt in
tbe mercantile world of Washington, and
though now a woman past middle life,
she is in active charge of Uie store which
she runs in partnership with her husband,
und moat of the buying and the supervision
of tho millinery department receives her
Mrs. King is a native of Germany and
has been married for thirty years, during
all of which time she has spent most of
her life in active business. In dealing,
she dfsplays remarkable judgment and is
oue of the most astute buyers in town.
V. STUART MOSBY COLEMAN.
TO KNTKUTAIN TIIK GIRL.S.
Bonnet and toque strings aro dispensed
with in nearly all fine millinery.
The big leghorn hats are covered with tho
mostoxquisit floworaand ribbons.
Tailor-made dresses of colored duck win
The University of Aberdeen has conferred
the degree of LL. D. on Miss Jane Harrison.
Sleeves show tho 1830 tendency, and are
prettily ruffled on to tho long, flat shoul
ders. Golden brown, pale fawn color, tan and
grefn are the favorite shades in cloth forthe
Some very smart umbrella handles arc of
crystal, with gold lizards or 6uakes twined
Crcpons and all sorts of craped fabrics will
remain in highest favor for both spring and
A new Idea in cotton frocks Is to carry the
coloring or the separato waist on to the skirt
in a ruffle at the edge.
An authority on anthropology says thnt
the ears of women are set fartherf orwardon
the head than those of men.
John Hunter, the famous anatomist, ouco
said that the feminine love of conversation
was in consequence of a peculiarity in brain
Mrs. Helen Choato Prince, of Boston,
whose novel, "Tho Story of Christine
Rochefort," has just appeared, is a grand
daughter of Rufus Choate.
The open-eyclctted pattern of old English
needlework is one of the newest trimmings
ou gowns of sheer nainsook, as well as on
matinee and dressing sacques.
Long matinee gowns aro made of soft,
sheer crepons and other wools in delicate
tints in preference to silk. These gowns
The adoption of white collars and laco ruf
fles at throat and wrists is one of tho most
marked features of the spring fiocks, and
women are thankful for its daintiness and
She "Wns Always Self-Saorlficitig.
The life work of Farmer Millsap's wife
was over; like a head of wheat fully ripe
she was about to be gathered iu by the grim
"I have tried to be, Lucindy," replied
"You havelaidyourselfoutto make things
easy and comfortable liko for me."
"I have always tried to do my sheer, Lu
cindy." "Obadiah," she went on, "we've lived to
gether fifty-five years, hain't we?"
"And ever since we were married you've
eat all the bread crusts, hain't you?"
"I don't deny it, Lucindy; I have."
"You've eat the bread ciusts for fifty-five
years.so'sl wouldu'thave to eat 'em, hain't
"I don't deny it, Lucindy."
"Obadiah," sam Farmer Millsap's wife,
after a pause, "it was very kind of you.
And now you won't mind my telling you ono
thing, will you?"
"No. What is it, Lucindy?"
"Obadiah," and there was a world of self
abnegation in her voice, "I always was fond
of crusts." Philadelphia Times.
Clinnge of Schedule on the Southern Rail
way, Sunday. April 21, 1805.
On and after Sunday, April 21st, trains
Nos. 33 and 3-1, THE NEW YORK ANB
FLORIBA SHORT LLNE LIMITEB , leav
ing Washington 10:05 p. m. and returning
arriving at Washington at 9:45 a. m., will
be withdrawn from service.
Local trains, Nos. 9 and lO.forBauville,
will leave Washington 8:00 a. m., as at
present and returning arrive at Washington
2:10 p. m., instead of 3:46 p. m.
The U.S. FAST MAIL leaving Washington
11:01 a. m. will be changed to leave at
11:15 a. m., and returning will arrive at
Washington 8:30 p.m., instead of 9:36 p. m.
Trains Nos. 15 and 16 for Charlottesville
will leave Washington 4:45 p.m., and re
turning will arrive at Washington 8:40 a.
m., Instead of 10:52 a.m.
Trains Nos. 13 and 14. Srrasburg local,
daily except Sunday, will leave Washington
4:01 p. m., and returniug will arrive at
Washington 9:45 a. m.
THE WASHINGTON AND SOUTHWEST
ERN VESTIBULED LIMITED leaving
Washington 10:43 p. m. and returning at
6:42 a. m., will be unchanged.
There wilLbe no change onthe Washington
and Ohio division. al9-3t
Annual Meeting of Continental Chap
ter, Daughters of the Kevolntion.
Woman's Eesponsibility In Education Dis
cussed at the Last Meeting of the
District Suffrage Association.
Continental Chapter, D. A. R., held ita
annual meeting at the Oxford on Monday
Hon. William E. Curtis read a paper on
"Wakefield, the birthplace of George Wash
ington." Mr. Curtis described his recent
visit to tho place, which is now, alter a
lapse of some years, again in possession of
and occupied by some of the descendants
of the Washington famUy, Mr. and Mrs.
John L. Wilson.
Mrs. Mary S. Gest, Vice Regent, reviewed
the work accomplished by the Chapter
during tho past year. She also described
the social entertainments offered by the
Continenatl, and spoke of the free course
of American history lectures which the
members and their guests had enjoyed.
Mrs. Marian Longrcllow O'Bonohue read
an ndmlrablo paper on "Patriotism."
Mrs. W. A. Boyd, who has considerable
histrionic talent, recited from Elizabeth
Barrett Browning's "Mother and Poet."
Mr. James Watson and Miss Judson sang
- Mifs Heitzel, Regent of the Mt. Vernon
Chapter, B. A. R., gave a spirited recita
tion of a patriotic poem by the "soldier
priest, Muhlenhurg. Miss Garner recited
"Jcamie O'Neal" in a manner that could
hardly be excelled by a professional. Prof.
Gdmaiue rendered in his inimitable btyle
the "Professor and the Old Maid" by spe
Miss Julia Rock described in easy style
how the train left Mr. Mann, and how his
wife kissed her ringer tips to her husband,
who wns"jubt too latetoeatch the train."
The music was excellent, both instru
mental and vocal.
Mrs. Minnie T. Balllnger, Regent, pre
sided with her usual grace, and made her
second farewell speech, which was greatly
Among those present were Br. and Mrs.
Hawley, Hon. William E. Curtis, Miss
Alice Judsou, Mrs. Bavis, Mrs. William
Burdette. Mr. James Watson, Judge and
Mrs. J. Edwards, Mrs. O. B. Brown, Mrs.L.
B. Merrick, Mrs. E. B. Denbam, Mrs. S. B
Craig, Mrs. and Miss Garner, Br. Given,
Mrs. A. M. Rock. Miss Julia Rock, MifS
Longfellow, Mr. and Mrs. M. F. O'Bon
ohue, T. J. Fitzgerald, of the Pittsburg
Bispatch; J. A. Settle, Mrs. W. A. Boyd,
Miss E. E. Boyd, Mrs. Robert N. Harrier,
Miss Belle. F. Vass, J. Barday Breckinridge,
Br. and Mrs. W. T. Guss, Mr. J. V. Wig
gius, Br. B. H. Rlggs, Mrs. Katherine Mc
Monigal. M. O. Stelle, Br. Muncastcr,
Mr. J. C. Cooke, Miss M. Balllnger, Miss
Harris, Mrs. Stadiey, Mrs. Martin, Mrs.
Bascom, Mrs. Moffete, Mrs. S. B. Craig,
Maj. Settle. Miss Eugenia Washington,
Br. Stcrrlin, Br. Guss, Mrs. M. S. Gist,
Mrs. Battle Miller Stocking, Miss Lilian
R. Messenger, Mr. and Mrs. George Bacon,
Mrs. Bora T. Voorhls, Mrs. Bogers, and
"Woman's responsibility in education"
was the subject discussed at the Iastmeeting
of the Db-trict Suffrage Association.
Mrs. Eudora L. Hailman presented the
subject, and at once enlisted her hearers in
kindergarten work. An Informal dis
cussion led to inquiries as to the status of
kindergarten instruction in the public
schools, and a committee was appointed,
with Mrs. Hailman as chairman, to obtam
gomeaceurate data on thesubject.
Considerationof work for the comingyear
was postponed until next meeting.
A ballut resulted In the choice of Mrs.
B. B. Cheshire as the nominee of theaspooia
tion for one of the directors of the District
Federation of Women's Clubs. There are
ninedlrectors to be elected at the adjourned
meeting of the Federation on May 10, and,
as there are ten clubs in the Federation,
there will be some lively competition.
After some discussion upon the subject,
it was decided to make an effort to raise
some money toward the amount still due
on the busts of Mrs. Stanton, Miss Susan
B. Anthony, and Mrs. Lucretia Mott,
which have been made by Miss Adelaide
Johnson, and were on exhibition at the
Mrs. Greeuleaf, of New York, is treas
urer of tho fund, and the members of the
B. V. S. A. were urged to place all con
tributions in the hands of the treasurer of
the association without delay, so that the
amount collected might be sent in bnlk to
Among the members present were: Mrs
Ellen Powell Thompson, Mrs. E. L. Hail
mann, Mesdames Tindall, Ward, Lucas,
Edgar, McNaughton, Gillett, Case, Thomas,
Monroe, Colby, Roberst, White, Cheshire
Noerr, Terrell, Shaw, Nevens, Williams.
There were a great many visitors.
Wimodaughsis will have a kitchen and
dining room exhibit at,No. 1328 I street on
teb.23d, 24th and25th instant.
people organized for the study otAmerican
authors. The members have been doing
faithful work and In recent examinations
the names of the Misses Violet Pierson and
Jeanet:.ef Isabel and Lulu Robertson and
Mr. Will T. Pierson, jr., have been placed
upon the roll of honor. One very creditable
issuo of their bright little paper, "Clover
Leaves," was composed entirely of original
poetry, tho contribution-or Miss Mary Tal
bert showing marked talent. One of the
subjects discussed lately, by the young
folks, was "the instinctive, individual
conception of the appearance of God."
At least half a dozen women's clubs or
associations are engaged in raising funds to
erect buildings in this city. U. S. Grant
Circle No. 1,G. A.R., Isworkingfora home
for the widowB and orphans of soldiers
and sailors. A committee composed of
members of the Twentieth Century Clnbare
adding to a fund left by a dying soldier to be
applied to the founding of a home for the
widows and orphans of soldiers and sailors;
the Woman's Relief Corps are working to
the same end and each laboring to do the
work alone, so as alone to get the credit.
When Mrs. Anna Hamilton was elected
presidentof the Bepartment of the Potomac
she promptly resigned the office of president
of Potomac Corps, much to the regiet ot the
members, but iu tho election of Mrs. Edgar
to fill the vacancy, which election was held
this week, the corps has selected a worthy
succcssor. Mrs. Edgar appointed as her
secretary Miss Ruth Hamilton, a bright
young High School girl, the youngest
member of tho older to hold eo responsible
a position. She is tbe daughter of an old
soldier, who, less than thiee monthsa go,
was mustered into the Grand Army above
and she is ardently interested in the work.
Her appointment is a practical exemplifica
tion or the policy or utilizing new blood
in the W. R. C. work.
Mrs. Bessie Boone Cheshire was elected
to riirthe vacant chair or senior vice presi
dent of the corps, an office she is pre
eminently well nttcd to occupy, being a
woman c$ culture, broad philanthropic
ideas, and devoted to the interests or the
old soldier. Mrs. Elizabeth Moutis, who
was secretary of Burnsldo Corps, alfo re
signed, as sho felt that it was not fitting
for her to hold both that and tho office of
senior vice president of the department.
Mrs. Hamilton and her staff have visited
a number of the corps and on Wednesday
evening were guests of honor at tho "at
home" of Lafayette Corps, given to Henry
Wilson Post, of the Soldiers' Homo, in re
turn for courtesies extended to them at
various times. Some twenty-five mem
bers or the post, under Commander Jacob
Moore, attendedinuniform, and theoccasion
was a marked success. John A. Logan
Corps, or Anacostia; Lincoln, and Bum
side Corps have been visited and all are in
a prosperous condition, numerically and
Mrs. Bumilton has the advantage of her
sister department presidents, for bhe can
round up every corps in her department
in person in two weeks' time if siie liKcs,
and 6he evinces a disposition ro do it.
It is ot material benefit to both depart
ment and corps to be able to do this, and
the Innovation is hailed with every mark
At the meeting of the Federation cf
Clubs of the Bistrict Mrs. Katherine Me
Monigle read an interesting and '.istnictive
paper on the growth and prosperity of the
Woman's Relief Corps of the i'.'strict.
I I Others.
"The universal verdict-"
Ladies of Washington
Awanird to Mrs. Kendall Alexander. 1CIT 30tXrU
AIK3I SOIT IL.
Mm. b. vcasiilafiy of talent and taste,
Mcch beloved la the circles wrbose presences iba
She excelled. In the arta which a husband afeeala
And managed, her household with marvelous eLa
Possesed of a masterful spirit, she seazht
To make her home perfect, as eaeh of as dtfgbt;
Xorletserrantsrldtt her. norsBopstepersur
Just what she should bur and how conch dfceshoals
It happened, one day, as she walked dawn tns
The foltowlnsc legend her eyes chanced to meet:
"Bur I'lUsbery's Best, 'tin the twst flour an earth
Competitors, cren, acknowledge IU worth!
This wlde-awatelady, wlthoct patne or doubt.
Stepped Into the Tery first grocer's abeuU
"Pray send me a bag or this Pltisbary's Best."
She said to the srucer, "lit Elve tt a test."
Thesrocer bo wed tow, with com ptaisaace and easel
He was plainly BostanxkBStoatC and tep!as.
But he had nut a pound of that brand la tfeestora,
Tho others as jood such as ceres and mart.
For once in his Tcoo wledce, theeroeer had met
A lady who knew what she wanted toct;
She would haTeoothlnsotBertbanl'lItsbary's Best,
And.despUeprotestattons.conttnaed her quest.
To three several grocers she went la a trice.
Bat each offered "leaders" at seme special
AMured her their floar was as jreod as the best.
And equal toPUlshary's even they gaeued.
Then straight to the agent she went with her plea.
That statements and facts for herself she ralshj
She pondered and read, the best part of an hoar.
And learned of the merits of PlUshory's fleur.
She ordered a barrel of rubbery 'a Best
With some slight misgivls: H most, be OMfessed.
That was tea years ago. Since, the hoar she ha
That first she Invested tn PHUbury's Best.
Tls the "peail beyond price" tn the homes ot aU
ForPJUsbary's Tfest U the floor far tbe masses.
Tls traly the Lest, both la foot and ta name.
And merit Is ever iacreaslng Its fame.
Then, good friends, be convinced assume, a flna
Discard once far all every cheap, local brand;
And believe Mn. S-. with bar siea praseac.
That nothing Is better than "PU.I.SBeSY'3.
IS KXOWX THROUGHOUT
The Civilized World
Tho trade supplied by
L. H. Wieman,
216 10TH ST. X. W.
It's the missing link to
home comfort the kind of
credit we give never costs
anybody a penny it's our
"business bringer" and
it is as free as airl We tell
you that our prices areas
low as any cash prices you
can find and we've
marked everything In plain
figures so you can make
your own comparisons.
Tell us that you will pay a
little something weekly or
monthly and there Isn't a
wagon around the place
that's big enough to hold
what you can buy. Don't
ever think about any such
things as notes and Inter
estwe've rubbed them
out don't like 'em thev'ra
In and get all the Furniture
Matting Carpets Baby
you want we'll fix the pay
ments to suit YOU.
Between H and I Sts.
The Woman's Relief Corps "eleven vears
and a half ago entered upon ifs iintlonal
existence with a few hundred members. It
closed its tenth year, lost July, with
110,000 members iu good ind regular
standing, which means an annual paid-up
membership of $1 each. In thvse ten
years it raised and expended over $1,0-11,-000
In cash for the benefit of ini-jrionato
soldiera and their families or tho widows
and orphans of those deceased, has founded
schools, homes, and hospitals, or tiwurtd
important legislation to tbi3 end.
EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS.
TupHs of Mr. 1. J. Flshor Sliovs- Sumplea
or Work at His Studio.
The opening of the art exhibition at tas
studio of Mr. P. J. Fisher, in the Corcoran
Building, was largely attended between
the hours of 10 and 5:30 o'clock yesterday.
Several hundred pictures of various kind3
by the pupils of Mr. Fisher were exhibited.
A picture ot a skye-terrier by Mrs R. Van
dcrgritt was greatly admired. Several
sketches by Mr. Samuel H. Land rum and
Miss Emma Riotte attracted much atten
tion. Among the other exhibitors wera
MiS3 Grace Anderson, Mrs. Allen, Miss
Fanntc Burke. Mrs. Bartlett Browne, Mrs.
Camp, Mrs. Edward Caverly, Mtsa Cheno
.'ctn, Miss Mamie Boolittle, Mrs. Buglas,
Mrs. Ewimr. Miss "FT. "M "Pnrr. na Tfc.riTin
Gray, Mrs. Br. McArdle, Miss Sue Jones,
miss .auce uoarrey, air. iieilotte, Mrs.
.ad, Mrs. Narcissa Owen, Miss Mary L.
) obinson,Mrs. Br. Parker, Miss Otterback,
1 Louise Patterson. Mrs TT "U Tnatn.
jrs. Alvaro Gibbcns. Mrs. Ueath, MI33
wuma iNorris, Airs. Thompson, Miss Eaklea
and Mrs. Owens. ,