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WOXAN' l SPHERE.
ppiVATE SECRETARY SHE
C rs A SUCCESS
las Wemen Who Have Learned
Sti p r Secrets - Hlelper, of
11s ilesa. Mrs. Palmer. and other
HER:E IF: ONE
of her hex that yet
remains for the
novelist and play
the public. It is
G ithlin the past
two years the fem
Inine private secre
tary hasI occupied a
sibhle post In the pri ate office of
y s•rominent man. At the same
wor-. have found their hands
J bsi-cess they have' added
seretarie- to their assistants,
amw there are many women who
as private cretary to wealthy or
g hr is Mri Po' ter Palmer for one.
i ever wrote to her on a personal
w ythe prompt reply received, no
ier whether Mrs l'almer was in
KIso er Europe. gave an impression
mm LAUSA BAYER,
sSret/ r to Mrs. Potter Palmer.
Palmer had done you the
to give your letter especial
But it isn't any more so
k.gas e r than hundreds of
s. Palmer has an ideal
aervoatry In iss Laura Hayes
i su hh an interesting per
ms brief description can tell
Ie smallest part of what she
for eme thina she is an
to secretary. with
and typewriter to
. he is Mrs. Pot'er's
o secretary, not a
Sof the Columbin Fair
for the president of the
ady managers. She is as im
a member of Mrs. Potter's
y president's private see
In the two years and a half
with Mrs. Palmer eo has
s- leading peoole of Am-,ries
of hose from abr ad whose
with the Fair has necesmi
relations with Mrs Palmer.
every one knows Miss
Ihe newspaper men go to
they want from Mrs.
"sept personal friends Miss
most of Mrs Palmer's
dn deides whether the
as be transacted with
Palmer's personal at
In abort, Ples Hayes
'Sfr betweeds swarms of
ti lady president. and be
1qags she has generally
b the mail with Miss
are hdrdecihons as tosue
HaMiss yes woeld not be
decide. This occurs in a
Ia the Lake Shore man
right close to Mrs. Palm
time I saw Miss Hayes was
of the superb le ee Mrs
In honor of congress in
186e Miss Hayes was in
everything was richly
bark .lapaese work and
hiang sad furnishings
A crowd of newspaper men
the regular nfoermation
ayes was dealnr out in
She looked epecSilly
nhite enabroidred gown
bat at that time I know
private seeretary of her
must be a preet advant
Palmer mad her first
to interest the women of
Colmnblan Fair, tiss
d her, The tn that
Mays is of he three
desrbo the frst meet
Mrs Palmer wa the
i ,ed il ·fi v
has made her ox
tettml and dlploe
o Mis leta A. Leg
abIsa htshe is a
sad lsh, a less $g
Her faller was nue of tutlleagl a htst
known e'ttizens. and at the tile. of the
('hie yg, fire very wealthy. 11' fmrnilt
lwas a rev lutionary one. as on.' (ol
M is Ilaye. anceestl.s ttook part il I he
I lton t*':t party. i're*sident IIna ve
ainre f oun the m;ln.e f'a ily, Ind :11!s
1lhil I rlf. Ihr e of telegirapbjic 1:,ll..
l s. lHay,.t' grandfather , I the Ilater,
nal si e was a grandfather of Zal.haryv
Taylor and an aide de camp of (ern.
lackson il the Islack iI.wk war.
l'resident Jackso,n afterward alp
pointed h'in a land co rnissione.r in
Illinois before C'hicago had even : set
tihiCent. and lie was one of t(hicago',
ICvery lto y who knows even a little
about Mr-. Logan wonders how she
aetmcmplises so muich work. 1; is he.
'aiuse Mrs rLogan herse-lf is an in
d.-lmnitalhle worker and has a gool
private secretary. Mrs. Logan has an
oftice at her houne, I (lnmet place. Its
walls are filled solidly with dark,
formidable looking books. Mrs.
Iogaln's own desk faces a window.
There is a lona, wide desk. where Mliss
Edith Manrsiil sits. It's a regular
biisinesrlike place, with its pigeon
holes and tiles, its typewriter andi
letter press. And Miss Marshall rules
here day after dlay in Mrs I.ogans
absence. Miss Marshall is a slim slip
of a young girl with nut brownit hair
and large eyes. She is mldest
and retiring. She is a Penn
.vlvania girl who came to
Washington and was working in the
offiee of the Home .Journal, of which
Mrs. Logan is the editor, when Mrs.
Log in found that even hergreat work
ingpowers were not equal to all the
demands ton her time and strength.
Miss Marshall needed very little p r
suasion to devote herself entirely to
Mits. Logan's service. One piece of
work in which Miss Marshall takes
some pride is the collection of fifteen
scrapbooks which she has arranged
containing souvenirs of Gen. Logan.
They are nearly all big books.
1 wo contain nothing but telegrams
received at the time of his death.
Three others contain letters of condo
lence, arranged four and five deep on
every page. Music composed, poems
written, each have one volume, and
others contain resolutions and miscel
laneous memorials In fact. as a pri
vate secretary, Miss Marshall is such a
success that Mrs. Logan's only fear is
that she will lose her.
During the four years she was in
Washington Mrs Mo ton had the as
sistan e of a secretary, Miss Hunt.
Miss Hunt is a member of an old
Washington family, her father having
been minister to Russia at one time.
Miss Hunt attended to Mrs Morton's
correspondence and filled In every
way a private secretary's duties.
When Mrs Morton entertained Miss
Hunt always aided, and was every
where at ones to see that things went
all right. And as she is a very clever
and even brilliant young lady, she
was a favorite in Washlngton society,
where she holds a high place by her
Mrs. Cleveland's private secretary,
whom it was understood she had en
gaged in the shape of a southern lady
as not materialised, and now it does
not seem likely that she will appea:r.
When she Is at the White house there
are a couple of clerks in the oHlce who
are always glad to att and to her oorre
spondence. Then, too, Mrs. Cleve
land has become used to Mr. Robert
Lincoln O'Brien, abo has looked after
her mail ever since he was made Mr.
WasN MINNA MINTON DYrN,
Private eeoretary to tk New York City
Cleveland's secre tary after the national
conventio n In 18. Mr. O'lrien and
Mils A. B. Manger, the White house
typewriter. attend mal tovether. For
years Mrs. Astor had a pr-vate see e
tary who came to the house every
morning to attend to Mrs. Astor's vol
usinuns e rrespoldenoe and arrange
her alling and invritation lists and
simillar details. It is quite a trimph,
however, for the woman private eere
tory to make her way into
New York's maleIpal departenta
Tammamy hall has no use for
women In sncb pe tlon; bet
dnalaig Has Beattl~ a regimeo Miss
Cynthia esiover ehiev.ed quite a
reptat o l the street cleanlang de
partmeat as the oommissioesr's priate
seestary. and was qnuoted as an ez
ample of what a private seretary
sheid be. On theho'dlng eemoa
ls Miss Dyke has held the private
sertaysip to Commims mer A
thej Urdy sla lest October, and
l thatime has oeded i obtin
lar sL h a mward s a worker that
she has now been give a steanogre
pher, to whom she dictates the corre
spndee whih be Icronerly did
berselt Miss Dyke isa litl Mss
dhstts ·4 who am* to New York
from e hr ills three years
iag adl took a eres lt stenography
to ¶ohereelf in a astdy she had
The she tramped New York ior
days trne to get a situnation tie
Iv Oay ice, the tlnywright gae
her work, and aitr that she served as
Olier riner Tsll a telta- i.
chief der the Peepl Maloipl
egs espaiga. Mt she ope
her oew *@rn, sandes se was a ver
S4- l a let ct Ieertnt
sIurtsL - she heks doi tree oeri
work. Is Irkn aet wet. to the
granpe. twork a ..
her-~"- spea an set I stoles
MODEIH NG IN Itiu ,.
Artistic 'ork of Mrs. Caro!,::e
QU'EEN ISABELLA IN A REVII:RI;
Made (Pat Hutter aitt a Little 'ae'..I.;:
Paddle- A Night In the .trkan,.as Iiatld
Ing at. the Wctrehl's Fair 1~eih Ex.c :it
the fundemlr and Adnlratlon of Vi-ftl.r.
-Nurth )lnkta's Iulliettng.
WVol l u. ui'.\ it, Augl. :lr. -- [ilc ' i.11.1 -
1 drople-d~le . tine Arkans.;s lbillint
terlrnavy antcd pe.ln.elt a lImoreo t l i:t n
hour talking with Mrl ('. t. li.. 1 Sh.t.l .
Bro.ks, the butterh .lte of ( hi :.
tenntiiatl, iiho has renu .v,.l 1,. r. r, hi
Florida uil ing. ()n "o", n.." , ld.." Iitl I.
recepltion a)ll was e llalte , i-;re . 1tll 1
tied "Qt ueen Ilai. lia in a I.t Cri, ." ,,i ti
first siglht. every t i.itor eit her st, Iit in ail
mlirinlg iletll e or bcrols hout in et.claall
tiots of ag-tnJli. hnie t that such a plrodli t
of delicate bleauty. O(n the other side
Mrs. Brooks, with a little maple ww. i
paddle or kuife in hand wits moueling the
manly featr. of olulmbus, and as shel
worked she talked with all theenthu- i
asm of a yoC.n" art stutldtet.
"Now do tell the people I am not delnd,
thouigh ais high an authority as liarlpwr
has publisalhl a news and art item to the
effect lhalt the Centennial butter sctlp
tress died recently. 0, no, I am very
much alive." And truly she looks it, for
when one sees her fresh and youthful sink
ing face and hears her seft, clear tones, it
is hard to elinet that she was a woman
and celeratedl seventeen years ago. She
is a native of Cincinnati and a schoolmate
of General Go-horn of t hie Centennial, and
was first persuaded to atteupt something
for public exhibition by Mis. Lucy Webb
Hayes. She had been a modeler in almost
every material used for the purpose since
girlhood, but lhad not studied art, and
found butter the best material. The re
sult, with Mrs. Hayes' encouragnment,
was "The Dreaming Iolanthe."
"And everybody liked it so much," con
tinued the artist, naively, "that Mrs.
Hayes add I nmuset go on, so I made a full
length ' olauthe' which was taken to
Parin for the exposition of ie57 and was
very highly praised."
"Isn't this Columbus rather yellow
much more so than that Isabella?"
"O, if it weren't yellow, they'd say it
wasn't butter, and some folks think that
Isabella isn't, but you see I can change
the drapery by a single s*roke of this
bunch of straws, and I will whiten this
Columbus a little after I get It to my no
tion. * * * Now as to your idea about
the many different types of the Virgin in
the Art palace and the one general type of
Christ, why it is very simple. I think
there was an original picture or statue of
Christ made at the time and so the
artists have all along had a good
general idea of how He looked. O,
there must have been some representatiln
of a person who attracted so much attel
tion and, who, as we ae are bound to believe,
was the very picture and inca-nation of
nobleness and manly sweetness. 0, there
"It would be a pity, ma'am, to quote
history against so pleasant a belief as
"You ought to go to Italy, where there
there are thousands and thousands of
images of Christ, in the churches, on the
roads and everywhere, and you will see
that although many of them are very rude
and others weatherbeaten-why, I have
seen many that had moss on the north
side of them-yet among the best there is
a general resemblance. Now about the
Virgin, there was no picture of her, and as
the painters wanted to make her a hand
some young woman, each one painted
after a woman of his own nat ion, and so it
went. You say that picture of a fat Dutch
Virgin looks ridiculous to you, but it
wouldn't if you were a Dutchman. It's
just your taste that has run down to this
silm American pattern of women."
Ann as she spoke she gave Columbus a
Sfal swipe across the left cheek, and
therewith that side of him was finished.
And whe4 I examined the Isabeillah again
I aw that Mrs. Brooks, like other artists,
was subject to the limitations of race and
nstion, for this Imabella is anything but a
8panish oeran.l It is a side view, high
relief on Ain oval ground (or, in common
language, only half et a bust) and the pro
ilis s lgualarly delicate. The nose is
tIdMeally Greek, tIe el rmly dimpled
andthe lips seem to quiver with a sonrt of
childish sensIdtivees. All this, as every
body knows, does not strictly gree with
history or the all ipostrate eIsabell
Imst it is bemautl h, so esquisitely
beautifal. And the dpv, especially
the lace, exceeds aotina I have ever seen
Ia masble. The tOl used hi Mrs. Brooki
ares eaommsu btter aiddsomewhai
harpened, two or thee hawood at
re, a bIach of b eom straws u I
Ia work, and i few mre p o wood
spliaters or tlmdattened I mIight sy.
high art and aea lnuitatloas in pleturin
and othwe and lofty thamse, it
Ar or ears a black angel erwh
devil ayb they do lna Chla, but al
the Dinrate ao an th Aryan natlom I
m mthram.s o ParadiseL, black
white is Invariably the repremsmtative l
good. ohin Beama,. ,se ase
balS Y wa thy." a iwo y hao
M1e evs - whbe m thi sym
bel pet sa whq e te lio
l the fal sety et te e
emM ae, sh in oset ble wh e
am the wry ita o the -'
imi a 'ss met be. se.msoiner
a thes ek .. ..h b w !.iq he
pretty f sir etxhii )t i'li. s'lt , , .i .te
day ws ,. . J llo 1., the fit., . ., r" ~ nn
verstlr of .her a ilnti .,i I : ,.
11c r ti i!tlin g i.t ss, ! im n ;, i ,lit " i," .
q art, .rs ,t, s.ciahilit V. a- t . ,.
.xlhibi 4. the,';-, ex, " ,lpt for h , r pl,;u',
de.lwa' l ,ent aI l.i.rnl Arts .,14 11. x;"1 i u;
The, styil of thl e h lttiI ule i , li t. al I.
or Its ,r , as the h isr' the io h s tll I t-; l,
set!,, in tlin t 11. ,,. t lal n ll t ir lirnt I',: n
,tio Ilstrn rll'1 I ar, b· t lw ed..t 1 o bi l r.l I , I
in this .tt-lh. T'I.'r i. it large ..tit "a
rotunda, tui on twI o .idl' of it. iareIt p.,rltr
or r.'l ' htion Irosn whit it we'se li I 'I l
Iy the Ltliis' (Columbhin tltuhs ,of i",rt
Smitht. lhelena and %an * U;tI ren.\d lthy
are iry hatldt ,tl ely titl ]l uip, iitllh manyL
saintititigs mnid other ltorno a nl t s yts nit ti ev
arti it , 'l-l. ti"'s arc sixty on , 1t11P. 1, , tf
forty ditT,.r.siut nti't e wood' s, tl . all
very fIuely fi.iheid aisli poli shed. T'l'her'
its a. am" liankst er' rsun, litt.tl tip hy lthe
llnkleri of the state; alt. iti fair iagtrI' l
turnal exhibitin the r.ar of thle niilding,
antd s really surprising mineral e.xhiblit.
nt front of the main dlor stands the "lltii
('hunk"t-carbonate of zinc, weighing
12,7.st pounds. frtntls the Morning tlstr
mine. in Marion eonsi 'y. and the largest
piecef thart interal in the expjstitiit.
And hiere endeth thte too short r.rdI ot
what Arkansas hais dlone at, this fair.
Beautifully located among 'the native
trees in tihe northwest corner of Jackson
park, 'ike a scsnlnson getntelt's:t r'.si
dent'e in a tntisr.tl grove, is North I)n
kota's builling. And the illusionistnne
Swhat heithtened by ithe exterior featur'es
throuigh nhici the visitor passes from l the
gantl Imlev:trd which encireles the ipark
ad at the north end uns between thet state
buildings. First is an ohl Red river ox
and cart-thine formner "stffed" in death a
good deal nore than hei ever was in life, I
suspect. Thirty-four years ago I s.aw
many a long train of those ali-wsaslen
carts come down through Minnetatt. and
the 'attle looked as if sheaf of oats wouldth
start ta brid riot among them. Near by
is a pile of those "cannon balls" founds In
many rivers of the northwest. Wherever
there is a striking natural phenonmenon
there is alwnys a local legend to account
for it, and then're is a very interesting one
aillnt tihew' "cannon balls."
Many, many years ago, says the legend,
tihe brave Dakota': left their first home in
tile far north and moved southward driv
ing all other Indians before them. The
Upsaroka (Crows) withstood them long and
bravely and the decisive battlie was fought
on the banks of the C(annonnall river-a
QUEEN ISA3IK.LA IN BIUTTIR.
clear and sparkling aflluent of the Mis
souri. The tGreat Spirit was angry with
the Sioux and decided that they should go
no farther west. So he thundered fromnt
the heavens and sent a shower f these
balls which slew many of the Sioux (Da
kotas). The survivors fled and the Can
nonball remained thereafter the boundary
of the two tribes. The Sioux, like mot of
the now dominant tribes of the high
plains, did come from the far north-the
Athabasca basin probably-but these balls
are natural formations worn smooth and
round by rollingin the running water and
ice of the immediately post-glacial period.
Many have been taken to ornament the
front yards of the whites and these were
brought here by Hon. II. 8. Parkins who
lives on the Cannonball river and owns
the Sitting Bull cabin and other trophies
shown on the Midway plaisance. Around
the entrance are other Dakota mementoes
and within the building is beautifully
decorated with grains and grasses. On the
seouth wall is a curiosity, Indeed. Two
bucks of the white tailed deer kind fought
till their horns became locked beyond
their power to separate as occasionally
h.appened with those animals. One suc
ceeded in twisting the other around a tre
and breaking his neck, and then was so
exhausted that he was at the point of
death by starvdtlon when a hunter
crhanced that way and put him out of hit
:amiery. The enads, with hoern inter
locted as the hunter found them, are
stufred and well preserved. At the head
of the stairs is Carl Guthre's pailnting of
a "North Dakota Wheat Farm." It i
now the property of the United States,
beiag oe of the four pdIsp Idtu esbought
at the close of the Paris exposition of 1..
All around the walls the sanual industried
et the state are pltured lfe las in grain-
nd grases and in tihe same materials are
shown the native genus birs, mo natural
that they look as if stufed and mounted.
J. B. PAnRa.
Aets sa tesIeek Pavilhes.
St o o the amphitheater seast
he em the s activity ca fa-e.
hese at th ig tmee. One meoth agt
r emloM lMom Sad any cmas the teems
cf the Farmers' alliance. The register
was seldom -end sad the custodisa had
aethigto do emlept to sit in a will.d
uhair rending edieuoila cm the silver que.
tio. With theimeressi rmihotermers
sad stock breeders the alliase rooems ar
getting mee Vittce
Now that the t bed salmls art
semlg In, the pmU c Uvestek
Je-ry mam who he. as h "..lookli
Uhaly to ta sampbeepy satd he vited
to leek at the jictosm.
Shmasse th wre eene sErsa ,.
at the Werd's l ,ir Sept. i lilites.as
-r keen ea la .. ad she W, i .
Ue Lse kNa sesisee am .
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smooth sidewalks. Why should you put up wooden steps when you ca get a.Id Steo
Stee 7 inches thick, feor 1.3$ per Ramutg ooeet? We also make ben cep SrmesekI
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