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Hohtj STAR WOjVIEN
A FEDERATION OF TWENTY-FIVE
HUNDRED OF THOSE IN THIS
OUTLINE OF THEIR WORK.
A TALK WITH MISS EVANS, PRESI-
DENT OK THE STATE OR-
•"HE CLUBS OK ST. PAUL.
I'lu'j Are All Doing Much for the
Advancement of the "Women
of Thi.-* City.
of This City.
Miss Margaret J. Evans, president of
the Minnesota Federation of Women's
Clubs, was recently In the city, and
was interviewed concerning its work.
"The plan of organization for wom
an's work at the Chicago exposition
fixed the form in the states," said Miss
Of the benefits to be derived from
federation, she said. "It promotes mut
ual acquaintance and helpfulness. Ex
actly the same advantage as the indi
vidual gains through the local organ
ization, that advantage the club gains
through the state. It gains enthusi
asm, a knowledge of methods of dif
ferent clubs, the stimulus to work for
others not in clubs. Each one has the
cumulative force of all the clubs. It
cornea to each Individual."
As an example of the altruistic work
which the federation seems to help
make a growing characteristic of the
clubs, the president said that at the
annual meeting- last October they had
voted to try to establish country clubs
upon a plan similar to the following:
A pleasant room is provided for the
women coming in from the country to
do their shopping, with facilities for
resting, plenty of good reading mat
ter, and perhaps provision for lunches.
A club is formed among them, the
meetings to be held once a month with
an annual fee of about 25 cents. The
town women are also to be members
of this club. Some book may be as
signed to all for home reading and the
meetings occupied with the usual read
ins;" of papers and discussion. This plan
has been carried out at Northfield, and
the work is to be undertaken at Moor
head and Rochester.
They voted at this anual meeting to
work toward the establishment of pub
lic libraries. The club women of Du
luth were instrumental in establishing
a free library there, and at St. Peter
the women gave much aid to this
"They also voted," related Allss Ev
ans, "to try to Influence the legislature
to establish traveling libraries like the
ones In New York, under the direc
tion of the state library association."
"There is one thing, the art inter
change among art clubs, that I think is
not known in any other state. The
Minnesota federation is going to pur
chase stereoptlcon slides to illustrate
the history of art. Each club pays $10
and has the use of several hundred
slides. Art books will also be fur
Village and city improvement has
been given considerable attention by
the clubs of- Minnesota. Societies of
children called the "Clean City league,"
are formed and decorated with badges.
They are pledged to do their share
toward keeping the streets of the city
The most attention is given to literary
work, however, and"the regular literary
work." Miss Evans stated, "Is helped
for solid and substantial study by the
federation," and she considers that
"much valuable research is being done
by the clubs of Minnesota." The influ
ence exerted upon some of the towns
by the woman's clubs is especially not
Clubs devoted to literature, history,
art. current events and Greek study
constitute the large proportion of those
belonging to the Minnesota federation.
The general federation of women's
clubs has been organized only six years
and was the outgrowth to a great ex
tent of a need of intercourse between
the different clubs of the country. The
Sorosis Club of New York held a gath
ering of clubs on the occasion of its
twenty-first birthday, which resulted in
the organization of this federation.
••The New England Woman's club and
the Sorosis are among the oldest clubs
in the states, having been organized
within a short time of each other.
Previous to the organization of this
federation, other means had been .at
tempted to bring women into closer re
lationship with each other through club
work without seeming to fulfill the re
quirements. The N. E. W. C. had es
tablished a committee of correspond
ence. The Sorosis had organized the A.
The meeting of the first International
Council of Women in 1888 perhaps has-
ned the formation of the G. F. W. C.
.A national council was formed, and in
the absence of a national organization
representative of the literary clubs,
the Sorosis was admitted to this coun
cil. The G. F. W. C, which is really
International in character, not formed
by the branching of an organization
into societies of exactly the
same name, character and ob
ject, but composed ot a union- of in
dependent clubs seems to have opened
its doors at least to all women's
clubs that have neither partisan nor sec
tarian objects. It occupies a position
nearer the council, perhaps, than other
associations. Its motto is "Unity in Di
versity." The literary type of some
club is characteristic, however.
The late Mrs. Charlotte Emerson
Brown, of the Woman's club.of Orange,
N. J., was the first president of the
general federation. This has grown un
til at the present time it numbers over
'450 organizations, about seventeen be
ing* state federations, "which are a later
Through the influence of the general
federation these state federations are
being formed. It was felt that an in
termediate link was ' needed between
the general federation and the clubs,
for it was difficult to deal effectively
with such a large number of scattered
societies. Rut not quite all the state
federations now in existence have as
yet united with the general federation,
and many clubs belong to" the general
federation that, have not joined them
selves to the state federation, and
many have an Independent connection
with each. Eventually they will prob
ably all bear their proper relationship
to each other
The Minnesota. State Federation,
which belongs to the general federa
tion, Is still very young. Mrs.
Ellen M. " Henrdtln, president
of ihe (1. P. W. C., assisted in the
I nation of this state, which was
r-ggfnpleted sit a meeting* h£ld""April 25 of
ItiH yenr. The federation began with
titttttt eltiba an charter members, which
1/itttiher bias Increased to fifty, repreT
txtitltie About 2,500 women. It includes
Qtiite n number of Minneapolis clubs,
1/tit £t.- j-.. .1 .. :-. usual, IS conservative,
fttitihffPH tint ttflltfate so readily with the
tMi&UlVtti id^ft, for counting the Mer
fihtfi P&fkJnm ('.■■ryliiH* clubs, there
are only four or five belonging to the
Minnesota federation, and one connect
ed with the general federation alone.
There is one vice president for each
congressional district. Airs. Denis Fol-
lett In this capacity has charge of the
St. Paul district, and Mrs. E. Al. Conant
of the Minneapolis district. The corre
sponding secretary is Mrs. H. P.
Brown, of Alinneapolls; recording sec
retary, Mrs. 11. L. Stark; of St. Peter;
■treasurer, Airs. S. B. Bangs, of St. Paul;
auditor, Mrs. Mary S. Bridgman, of
All will remember the state federa
tion breakfast given at the Ryan, Feb.
28; 225 indies were in attendance, though
a much smaller number whs expected.
CITY FEDERATED CLUBS.
The Plymouth club follows the reg
ular Chautauqua course, as outlined
in the magazine, but" the members
may connect themselves with the
home circle as candidates for diplomas
or not, as they wish. They meet every
Wednesday morning, with sometimes
additional afternoon meetings, a Low
ell afternoon, perhaps, as this year is
devoted to the study of American au
thors and literature. The work is pre
sented in the form of papers or verbal
sketches. The membership is limited
to twenty-live. This club originated
in ISS4, being organized through the
efforts of Dr. and Airs. Doane, of
Plymouth church, hence the name,
though at present the membership is
nearly or entirely outside of Plymouth
congregation. The Chautauqua course
will probably be lengthened a year or
two so as to introduce additional work.
The majority of the members of . this
club belong- to other clubs also. Airs.
C. A. Wallingford is president.
AIERRIAAI PARK CLUB.
The Woman's Literary club has had
the longest existence of any club in
Merriam Park, being ten years old.
The members are studying contempor
ary literature covering the past decade.
In j^Jdition to a full calendar, they
have conversazioni appended in which
art. music, periodicals and journalism
and illustrators are treated. Juvenile
literature has a place in their pro
gramme, which shows that the moth
ers are studying to know what their
children should read. 'The work this
year has been intensely interesting
and profitable," said the president,
Airs. O. P. Shepardson. This lady be
lieves thoroughly in federation, and
it Was in the interests of this move
ment that she recently invited all of
the Merriam Park clubs to her home,
where they were very pleasantly and
profitably entertained. Miss E. E. Ken
yon, of Minneapolis, gave a talk on the
literature of today in England. The.
state treasurer, Airs. S. B. Bangs,
gave a talk on American literature of
today. Music and elocution added to
the occasion. About eighty ladles
were present, including several state
MERRIAM WOMAN'S CLUB.
This club was organized only last
September, but has accomplished
much in a short time. "We have quite
a growing little club," said the presi
dent. Airs. Allen Ter Bush. "We tried
to get together the mothers who think
they have no time, and give them
an idea of what club work is. Of
course, I don't believe in deserting
home for club work, but I think the
two can be combined with great suc
cess." The majority of the members
of this club do all of their household
work, and Airs. Ter Bush related how
much the club was doing to lighten
home duties, which were performed
just as well and better undoubtedly
while their minds were being fed.
"When you're washing dishes you're
not obliged to be thinking dishes," she
said. "I am heart and soul in club
work for women. I want this to be
a woman's club in the broadest sense.
We accept any one who is respectable
and wants to come in for improve
The study of Scottish history alter
nates with a programme on current
events, homekeeping and housekeep
ing. This arrangement allows those
who are unable to do all of the work
to attend only every two weeks if they
wish. As American women are con
sidered deficient in a knowledge of
mythology, this occupies a place on
the programme. Special study of
foods with reference, to nourishing
qualities has been one of the' topics
under the head of housekeeping.
The president is very enthusiastic
upon the subject of federation, as, in
deed, the whole club seems to be, for
twenty-six members attended the fed
eration breakfast at the Ryan, from
which they derived a great deal of
inspiration. "They came away with a
desire to do better and make a little
more of themselves," said Mrs. Ter
Bush. "The federation is going to
bring the clubs throughout the state
into touch with each other."
The Fortnightly Club of Hamiine
is a credit to the state federation.
Having for its members women of su
perior education, several of whom have
traveled extensively, they are able to
undertake and carry out in an ex
ceedingly interesting manner a line
of study that would be otherwise im
possible, as a glance at. the following
outline of the present year's work will
"The Political History of Germany. Switzer
land. France and Russia From 1816-1850."
"The Literature of France and Germany
From 1815-1850." ""
"German Philosophy From 1759-1848."
"German Social Life."
''The Musicians of Germany From 1815
"French and Flemish Art From 1815-1850."
Among. these subjects the programme
on German musicians and the one on
German philosophy deserve special no
tice. For the study of French art, the
club divided into two sections, to hold
their meetings at J. J. Hill's art gal
lery. Here, one morning, the pictures
of Corot. Rosseau, Millet, Diaz and
Fromentin were studied under the
leadership of Mrs. Thompson.
The first half hour of each meeting
Is devoted to current events. The mem
bership is limited to twenty, as it is
thought the work can thus be accom
plished much better. There is a large
One interesting feature of this club
is that, instead of laying its work
wholly aside in the summer, it be
comes an outing club. The members
have visited interesting places in the
vicinjty of Hamiine, where they ren
dered programmes prepared with spe
cial reference to the surroundings. In
this way they have studied the works
of the mound builders, have devoted
a day to the songsters, have visited
Lake Como, Italy, while on the shores
of their own Lake Como, have read Hi
awatha at the falls of Minnehaha.
Mrs. C. N. Akers is club president.
Miss Cora Montgomery, the secretary
who ha 3 just returned from
the East, found the people
she met very much Interest
ed in her account of their club work
and she was requested to write an ac
count of the Minnesota clubs for one of
the Eastern papers.
NEW CENTURY CLUB.
NEW CENTURY CLUB.
The new Century club, of St. Paul
does honor to the list of clubs belong
ing to the G. F. W. C. but not to the
state organization. This club has been
in existence eight years, being incorpo
rated in 1893. Its purpose is literary
and social culture, and meetings are
held every second Wednesday from Oc
tober to May. it is in a very flourish
ing condition, with a large member
ship, 175 being the limit. Mrs. D. R
Noyes is the president.
The federated clubs of Minneapo
lis are the Art History club
Columbian Study. Class Froe
bel Kindergarten club, Household
Economic association. Literary and
Current Events club. Nineteenth Cent
ury club. Tourists' club, Tuesday club
French Students' club, E. E. Kenyon
Classes and the Clio club and the Co
terie, y* '
The Woman's club, of Moorhead, and
the Art club, of Winona, are repre
sentative clubs of the state.
In Minnesota the Carleton College
clubs are enrolled in the federation.
Many alumni associations belong * to
THE SAINT PAUL DAILY GLOBE: SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL 5, 1896.
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the New York federntlan. .There are
press cluhs, educational and industrial
unions, a Boston political class, a
woman's board of trade and library
association, a professional woman's
league, a "society of Daughter* of the
Revolution, a faculty club of Ohio state
university, a Woman's Health Protect
ive association, a needlework guild, a
Keel' y league, a Hull House club, a Na
tional Household Economic associa
tion, catholic women's organizations.
and a home for consumptives among
the federated clubs. -As was said be
fore, by far the largest number are
literary clubs. Th,- Philitscipoma Of
Newark, has perhaps as peculiar a
name as any composed of the
first three letters of philosophy, liter
ature and -science, and the first better
of poetry, music and art. Some are im
mense department clubs, like the Chi
cago Woman's club... the members be
longing to one or many departments.
The social side of club fife is very
important. The club is a means of
leveling artificial barriers, and women
are growing to value each other for
their real worth rather than for the
position they occupy.
On Oct. 8 and » the Minnesota State
federation will convene for its second
annual meeting. Airs. C. A. Walling
ford Is chairman of the programme
The G. F. W. C. holds its regular
meetings biennially, but a meeting was
held at Atlanta last November at the
invitation of the president of the
woman's department. It will assemble
for Its next regular session at Louis
ville in May of the present year, when
literature, philanthropy, social econo
mics, the home, finance and educa
tion will be discussed.
At the federation meetings the club
has the opportunity of comparing its
work with that of similar clubs, and
also of learning about other lines of
work than those which it follows. A
much more comprehensive view of
woman's club work than each club
can have when working alone is thus
obtained, and the reciprocity between
the clubs cannot help being benefi
cial, while all special lines of study
and all reform work will be given a
greater impetus. Federation will help
to hasten the elimination of any caste
distinctions that may exist in clubs.
Airs. Ellen AI. Henrotin thus ex
presses herself concerning the federa
"The G. F. W. C. was formed hav
ing as its aim the union of the clubs
of the country in one association to
promote the comparison of methods
of work, to establish a standard, and
to enlarge and quicken the. intellectual
and social life of both men and v.*~m
"No movement is enduring unless
the underlying philosophy is clearly
apprehended, and the general federa
tion of women's clubs is the latest
development of the great movement
of voluntary association which char
acterizes the nineteenth century, that
voluntary subordination" of the indi
vidual to the good of the whole, that
freedom under the law which is the
highest development of the personal
ity. The general federation is, above
all, altruistic and pledged to the sup
port of the great positive movements
lather than prohibitory or arbitrary
reforms. Its phenomenal growth and
the enthusiasm and earnestness of its
members represent a great potentiality
which will furnish a force that will
bring to the average life intellectual
culture and a large social life based
upon the conservation of intellectual
energy and the quickening of spiritual
WOMAN'S CLUB OF NEWPORT.
The Woman's Club of Newport is one of the
state federation clubs. In this club, which
has been in existence for four years, a grow
ing interest is manifested. Many" of its mem-
bers live at a distance of six miles from the
place of meeting, but neither this fact nor any
condition of the weather is able to keep them
away from the club. The work Is literary
and scientific. The programme of the present
year is outlined under the headings, "Miscel
laneous," "Course" and "Study Course," the
latter showing that special attention is "being
given to science. Several physicians have lee-
tured before the members. This club lias
gentlemen's nights," on which their best
papers are read and followed by discussion, in
whic-li the gentlemen join. Mrs. William Cul
ver Is the club president. The regular meet
ings are held once a fortnight at the beautiful
public library room.
THAT'S THE NUMBER OF PHYSI-
CIANS WHO USE THE NEW
PREPARATION FOR DYS-
PEPSIA AND WAST-
THEY DO SO BECAUSE IT IS NOT A
SECRET PATENT MEDICINE.
Anil Recaiifie They Know It Cures
Every Form of Indigent and
It has been recently stated that not less
than 40,000 physicians are using or Indorsing
the new discovery for indigestion sold by
druggists under the name of Stuart's Dys
pepsia Tablets. Dr. Tomlinson gives the fol-
lowing reasons why physicians regard this
new remedy with so much favor:
First, because it is not a secret patent med
icine, but a scientific combination of vegetable
essences, pure aseptic pepsin, free from ani
| mal impurities and of very high digestive
j power, bismuth and golden seal.
It has been tested repeatedly,' and the ex
, periments have proven that one grain of the
| digestive principles In Stuart's Dyspepsia Tab-
I lets will digest three thousand times its own
j weight of lean meat, eggs, oatmeal and similar
! wholesome foods.
The tablets act wholly upon tha food taken
| into the stomach, digesting it thoroughly, no
I matter whether the stomach Is In good work
| ing order or not, and cure all forms of dys
i pepsia and stomach troubles on the common
I sense plan that they nourish the body and
i rest the stomach at the same time.
Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets do not act upon
! the bowels like the old-fashioned after-dinner
i pills; nor are they an artificial stimulant like
"stomach bitters," nor are they in any way
similar to so-called pre-digested foods, which
I consist of 85 per cent of "glucose," the stuff
that cheap candies are made from, but Stuart's
j Dyspepsia- Tablets do what none of these do,
| they act wholly upon the food eaten and digest
| it completely, and the cure of indigestion is
lan assured fact, because the food being
promptly digested, it cannot lie for hours in
I the stomach, fermenting, decaying, filling the
I system with the germs of disease, but is as
; similated, nourishing and invigorating not
\ only the body and brain, but the stomach
! itself, as well.
The tablets are absolutely harmless, and
can be given, and are given, with benefit to
little children and Infants suffering from in
digestion, as shown above they contain no
mineral poisons, nor anything in any way
injurious - ..-:.".-..
Dr. Wuerth says he has noticed in many
cases that the tablets not only cured the in
digestion, but that a very noticeable increase
of flesh resulted where people who used the
tablets were thin and run down in flesh be
fore taking them, and it is not at all surpris
ing that such should be the case, when it is
remembered that most people are thin be
cause their stomachs are out of order, and
when perfect digestion is brought back an
increase of flesh is the natural accompani
ment. ■ . . .-yy.
Within the last six months many thousand
cases of stomach trouble and dyspepsia have
been cured by Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets, and
-their convenience and popularity is such that
druggists everywhere are now selling them.
The price is 50 cents per package, and if your
druggist has not yet ordered them he will-get
them for you from his wholesaler: they are
manufactured by Stuart Co., Marshall, Mich.
Your druggist, if ho is honest, will tell you
that Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets Is the only
preparation now befor? the public recommend-
ed and designed solely for the cure of indiges
tion and stomach troubles, no other. claims are
made for It, It Is not claimed to be a cure-all.
HE IS KING OF THE DUDES.
James W. Kirk, Who Introduced the Willy-Boy Coat.
San Francisco Call.
James Waldere Kirk, of . New York,
: the knight of the -gripsack, known
since Berry Wall became a benedict as
I "the king of the dudes," is at the Pal
ace. ■ '"* :-.. .ta. «,*.'• ■"
Mr. Kirk has attained much fame
! over the. United States •by reason of
the fact that he carries fifteen suits
lof clothes with him on his travels. He
j Introduced the , Wijly-^py overcoat in
j San Francisco a couple of years ago,
j and when he appeared on Market street
i crowds followed him.
Air. Kirk has had -'a 'siege of it for
j some time. First 'he ''broke his arm
while riding a refractory bicycle in As-
bury Park. Then he took the typhoid
fever, and it held so firm a grasp on
him that he came ' near dying*. How-
ever, he got well enough again to start
on his travels, and he Is. now here,
though. looking a little pale.
His trunks, containing a bewildering
number of suits, all in the latest styles,
arrived at the hotel as promptly as
himself. He carries a pair of shoes
for every day In the week, and his
haberdashery and hose Include some
of the most unique exhibits between
the two oceans. Mr. Kirk also has
many jewels. He wore a huge pearl,
thickly surrounded with diamonds, as
a tie pin, yesterday, while on his fin-
gers were several very handsome rings.
Mr. Kirk says the styles for all kinds
of • clothing have changed greatly of
late, and the clothes he exhibited cer
tainly showed there had been remark
able changes. He says San Francisco
is away behind the times, and that it
takes a year for a style to work its
way across the continent from New
York. He lays this to the San Fran
cisco tailors, who, he thinks, are badly
steeped in silurianism.
Instead of the Willy-boy overcoat,
which provoked such mirth in some
quarters and rage in others on its in
troduction, Mr. Kirk showed the pres
ent latest thing in the line of that gar
ment. It was a beautiful manilla
colored coat, single-breasted, entirely
plain, and without a single pocket. It
buttoned almost snug to the chin, and
was so short that it did not reach
within three inches, of, his knees. The
king, who has become known as such
a connoisseur in all articles of dress,
! spread his trousers i out for inspection,
explaining meanwhile the many re
cent changes in wearing apparel.
' "Sack coats," said he, "are now
double-breasted, very much shorter
than last season's, and conforming
very much to your waist.
"Vest, single-breasted, -cut very high,
no collar: fly front* in fancy vests is
also much worn; trousers much small
er. Sack coats are*- in lighter checks,
'. and should only be- worn in the morn
ing or while traveling.
"Cutaway coats are /now decidedly
| short, and the long^'waisted, wun
flaps and patch-top pockets, are much
in favor. Plaid and also black goods
are used for this style.
"Prince Alberts are not so much in
favor now, but as yet they are very
correct for afternoons, especially in at-
tending half out-door meetings, such
as horse shows.
. "Although cutaways were the rage
with us this season, for evening events
full dress must be made very plain,
and it is still quite correct to use rib-
bons for the cuffs, but. it is now bad
taste to display much jewelry in even
ing dress. No diamonds , should then
be worn. Small Roman-finished gold
ball studs are the correct thing, and
if you don't care to use ribbons for
your cuffs small gold ball buttons. are
very proper in overcoats. The proper
length in light goods is about three
inches above the knee; dark goods,
not below the knee; the back is very
straight and the coat loose and roomy;
no pockets on the outside. '. y 7-7;
"If a man wants* to be considered
well dressed he must always have his
suits of the same 'goods throughout,
not trousers of one- color, vest of an
other and coat of aiiotrier. :;ly.
"In hats, Derbys, browii or black, are
now all the rage. n' Bl
"In collars the high/ 'lay-down' is
called in. It is out of date and the
straight standing collar is correct. It
is rather high, and meets all the way
in front. In ties puffs are the rage.
They are very small, made with satin
finish, black body, interwoven in small
bright figures or with red stripes. For
evening, solid black or white are the
"In shoes the points are gone. As I
said before, dress is an art, and to be
artistic in dress you must give it some
study and have ideas of your own. If
you go according to the journals and
fashion plates you would make a bet
ter statue than a dresser. It is not
bad taste to display some jewelry, at
social gatherings. The most correct
scarf pin is a pearl surrounded by dia
monds. It adds a. great deal in mak
ing up a puff scarf, and, although I
have several other pins, I prefer the
pearl. I got them in Europe last sum
Mr. Kirk says hosiery has taken oil,
ensanguinary hues. It is now blue
and purple blended, so that a man's
legs look all but ablaze, so brilliant
is the coloring. He calls the new foot
gear the Rob Roy or Highland style of
hosiery. No gentleman can be expect
ed to be well drersed, he says, unless
he wears it. Though people who don't
go much on style are inclined to heap
opprobium on the king, he is an easy
and entertaining talker and very full
of his subject. He says he will stay
here several days.
BURGLAR UNDER THE BED.
BURGLAR UNDER THE BED.
How a Woman's Nerve nnd Quick
Wit Effected His Capture.
A young Philadelphia woman of
rather graceful, dignified appearance,
about twenty-five, had become infat
uated with histrionic art. She was of
excellent family, of wealth, who gave
her a thorough musical education at
heme and in Paris. To become a cele
brated songstress was the dream of
her existence, and when an opportunity
occurred that she could display her vo
cal powers on the boards, this
young woman seized it rapturously,
and, in defiance of her parents' wishes,
joined an amateur theatrical company,
says the Philadelphia Telegraph. The
company intended to remain in Tole
do, 0., only a few days, and then go
further west. The young woman to
whom I have refernece.had a magnif
icent set of diamonds, worth thousands
of dollars, and of course she took those
with her, and also a large sum of mon
ey. One of the members of the com
pany, who had taken quarters at the
hotel with the others, suggested that j
Miss S deposit the money and jew- !
els in the safe, but Miss S refused '■
to act upon this suggestion. It was ,
nearly 12 o'clock of the evening of her j
arrival at the hotel, and, going up to I
her room on returning from the opera,
where she had gone with some young !
people, Miss was about to ring for
the maid, when she saw through the
mirror facing her the reflection of a !
man's boot and also a hand clasping I
an ugly looking knife protruding from
under the bed.
A scream was ready to burst from |
her throat, but by a superhuman effort
she controlled it and -commenced hum- i
ming snatches of an opera, at. the I
same time thinking of ' a clever jdan :
to save both herself and diamonds; '
stopping suddenly in the midst of her I
singing, she said -aloud, "There, I left j
all my money in the office safe and !
haven't a penny for that bill: I'll send \
Marie for it," and ringing a bell, waited !
with bated breath the maid's appear- j
ance. The two minutes that elapsed i
seemed like two hours.
"Marie," she said, calmly, as that (
individual came into the room, "go |
down to the office and bring up all of j
my money left there this morning — |
here, I'll write an order ' for it," and, l
taking' a card, 'wrote: .."Burglar hid- j
ing in my room; come at once with
help." and slipping it in an envelope, j
sealed it. "Give this to the proprietor," •
she continued, "and he will give you
the money." y/y^ '_■ *i~*i';
Miss S again looked at the bed
side to see if the foot and hand re
mained visible— no. they had been
withdrawn; then walking over to the j
piano sung. A knock at the door was j
heard. "Come in," she answered. . al- |
most holding her breath for fear her !
note had failed in its mission, but—
no— there stood the hotel proprietor
and by his side, two policemen. They
immediately looked under the bed
where Miss S was pointing
with a highly dramatic gesture, and
captured the burglar without any
trouble. " ~1 y.yy.y:. y- -.*•-.
THE BUSIEST WOMEN'S DEPARTMENT IN THE CITY.
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THIS WEEK'S SPECIALS
WOMEN'S OUTER GARMENTS
Our Cloak Department filled with all the Spring- season's
choicest productions— with more novelties of note — more exclu
sive effects — and more special values in desirable garments than
can be found elsewhere in the city, invites you to the season's
grandest showing-. We quote a few items of special interest:
New England Box Coats — of imported
"r-~-s*fe^C\ Clay cloth -plaited drop sleeves— extra -^\.50
f^jV^v full — lined throughout— new coat back *
*'^S-*-*!s —the correct effect — for
~y~a v^^S^ English Box Coats— satin-lined — -4 E|?,oo
!/y'y?l^\y^^ plaited back — stitched edges — I«l5"
#full — lined throughout — new coat back y^
— the correct cif ect— for
English Box Coats- satin-lined— -g COO
plaited back stitched edges— 1 Tj'
chic — dressy — and only
A. y/k vr» Hy., j New Silk Capes extra full sweep A CQ
V \ jjl. / all silk-lined- fine material — an ultra *—&•*.
«*& $*£> &f) fashionable frock — for
Jy 111/ New Capes of fine Kersey -silk- w^V
BJ '1 lined -fancy trimmed -*« g^. t£*f| 3f»!w3f
— fine tailor-made IHi t*V
full sweep — for yJ
New Spring Suits of Homespun — /^^iiF^^Ni^vX
English Box Coat pleated back — coat </^ 00 iY^/h\ \ vs?V I
satin serge lined — skirt correct shape f \\ I) % I '']
all lined — velvet binding- — for VV J^ S* \jr
New imported Scotch mixtures— in swell -d fT% QQ Rj/f \ *$f
street suits — tailor finish — 5-yard skirt ■_*•?»* . J I \\ /
— all lined— velvet facing — f0r.. ........ VI VJ
New Suits— of handsome Cecilian cloth ,-. . /./ .\V
— late blazer style coat — / / \\
lined throughout with silk— yj, O/T 50 V \\
skirt full and perfect in hang— '■.' £ / *Z-L V->_ ->>'
velvet facing — for yy. >^y'
■ iJjEflWfc , Our line of Children's Garments is now com-
tkm*^ plete. Note some of these prices:
Girl's Spring Jacket— of fine Broad-
/**/* yP^M SCVV cloth — colors blue and red braid /*% |Q
/ *<ffy*~^ iPI \ trimming and double-breasted front /^*
/ 'h v> I ) — full sleeves — ripple back — for... fy.
V^_^gtC.M * Misses' Jackets of fine mixed nov- 4~\ tZfl
WL±~ I\m elty cloth— all this season's late *M? '
©^ " " IH-fIJ styles — short and natty — for. ~* -
BIG BATTLE FOUGHT
ITALIANS SUFFERED A LOSS OF
ONE HUNDRED KILLED AND
DERVISHES BEATEN BACK.
MANY OF THE NATIVES WERE
KILLED OR TAKEN AS PRIS-
THE FIGHT LASTED FOUR HOURS.
THE FIGHT LASTED FOUR HOURS.
The Italian Battalion Was Only
Saved From Slaughter by Arri
val of Reinforcements.
MASSOWAH, April Advices received
from the front announce that 5,000 der
vishes attacked an Italian native battalion
on the morning of April 2, at Mount Mo-
crani. Col. Stevanl and forces from Kas-
sala went to the assistance of the battalion,
surprising the enemy and drove the latter
back. The dervishes were reinforced by sev
eral detachments from Tucraf and returned
to the attack, but they were again repulsed
in an engagement ' which lasted four hours.
Tho Italians lost 100 killed and wounded;
the dervishes suffered heavily in killed and
wounded, and, in addition, many of their
number were made prisoners.
CAIRO, April The dervishes have ad-
vanced on Mogrekeh, only twenty miles
from Akasheh. The friendly Arabs now oc
cupy a position opposite Akasheh.
SUAKIM, April 4.— Osman Digna, at the
head of a large force of dervishes, has ar-
rived at the Herasat Hills. Friendly Arabs
are entrenched at Erkowelt, barring the
advance of the dervishes upon this place.
CAPE TOWN, April 4.--Three Matabele
Impls have passed to the eastward of Tatl,
and it Is reported that the Matabeles in-
tend to attack Zambo, a loyal chief.
The Transvaal Republic Suffers the
Loss of Its Vice President.
PRETORIA, April 4.— Vice President Smlt,
of the Transvaal republic, is dead.
BY A DOG
BY A DOG
Was. the Funeral of the Poor Tabby
A dog and a cat belonging to the same mas-
ter were the best friends in the world and I
spent their time In frolicking together. One I
I day, while playing as usual, the cat died sud- !
j denly, falling at the dog's feet. The latter j
at first did not realize what had happened,
i but continued his play, pulling, 'pushing and
caressing his companion, but with evident '<
astonishment at her Inertness. After some ]
| time he appeared to understand the situation, i
; and his grief found vent In prolonged howls. !
Presently he was seized with the idea of ,
| buiying the cat. He pulled her into the gar- i
i den, where he soon dug a hole with his paws, I
and put in the body of his former companion. ,
jHe then refilled the hole with dirt, and, i
I stretching himself out upon the grave, re- I
turned his mournful howling. The idea of |
i burying the dead cat was extraordinary. I
! Whence came the thought? Could It be imita- i
I tion, or. which is better explanation, did the !
dog have a vague idea of concealing the event, \
j which might possibly be Imputed to him? i
But then It would seem unreasonable for him '
to call attention to the fact by installing him
\ self on the grave and howling. However, '
even human criminals are sometimes equally ;
inconsistent. It is difficult to form an exact j
idea of what gave rise to the dog's conduct
in this case.
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..Didn't Follow Directions.
Didn't Follow Direction:*.
Irate Patron— You advertise to cure con-
I sumption, don't you? " y/'
Dr. Quack— Yes, sir; I never fall when my
instructions are followed.
Irate Patron— My son took your medicine
for a year, and died un hour after the last
Dr. Quack— My Instructions were not fol-
lowed. I told him to take it two years.
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Wasn't His Business.
Wasn't His Business.
"Prisoner, you are charged with being
I drunk and disorderly. Are you guilty or not
guilty?" ; .?•-": -y y
"That's what you're paid to find out; I ain't
going to help you."
Youth's Companion. .;.-*.>> -\
Sign at a Louisville bone factory: "Persons
leaving their: bones with me can have them
ground at short notice."
TOM MASSON. HUMORIST
Career of a Talented Writer Whose
Society Verse Has Become "Well
For about nine years Tom Masson
has been writing verse, sketches and
and short witticisms for the leading
humorous papers of the United States,
and his name hat**, become particularly
identified with refined, graceful society
THOMAS L. MASSOX, .'•.., .\5
verso, the denouement of which is a
mirth-provoking, surprise. In fact, it
may almost be said that Mr. Masson
has few equals and no superiors in this
peculiar field of f unmaking. He was
born in Essex, Conn., July 21, 1866, and
was the son of a well known sea capt
ain, who spent over fifty years of his
life voyaging to all parts of the world.
From early babyhood until he was
twelve years old the future humorist
passed most of his time on the ocean
or in foreign ports. As a lad in knick
erbockers he explored his father's
ships and knew them from truck to
keelson. He has remembered these
boyish lessons, and is today an expert
on nautical matters.
When he left the sea, he attended
school in New Haven for three years.
Embarking in business at an early
age, he devoted four years to the life
of a commercial traveler. He then
entered the employ of the American
Press association, and after a short
apprenticeship in. the business depart-
ment, during which he displayed
marked talent for the work in hand,
he joined the editorial staff, where ho
edited the humorous pages for about
nine. years and developed into an ex-
cellent all-round newspaper man. He
also began contributing original mat-
ter to the American Press association,
Life, . Puck, Judge. Truth, Harper's
Bazar, Harper's Magazine and other
high class publications, and was soon
recognized as one of the rising young
humorists of America.
Life, in particular, took kindly to his
refined humor and dainty verse, and at
the beginning of the present year he
left the American Press Association to
become Life's managing editor. In
common with other American humor
ists, Mr. Masson has joked about cv*
cry conceivable subject capable of in
spiring a witticism in good taste.
Among these the arrival of twins has
always been one of his favorite Jests,
and on numerous occasions he has
held them and their parents up to the
world's ridicule. Very recently- he
learned that there . was such a thing
as poetic justice, for he is now com-
pelled to write his society verse with
a twin on each knee. V y
A Deer in Town.
A deer walked leisurely up the main street
of West Bristle, Me., one day last week.
Its walk would not have been a long one «
few weeks ago. hut Maine's game laws s>r*
very strict, and it being now close time tha
deer ambled through the • town In perfect
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