Newspaper Page Text
WATERBURY EVENING DEMOCRAT, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1895.
WOMAN'S WORLD. "THE AMERICAN GIRL" IN THE CAT TLE COMMISSION BUSINESS. tVoiuau'a Advancement A Convention In Baltimore Women rhyleiims For the liuane Iorn Wheeler lielth QlrU' Col leges Chivnlry For Women. The first woman to go into the live stock commission business in America has received her first consignment and sold it at tlio "top" market price Out side the door of her oflioo iu the Live Sstcek Kxchtuio at tho stockyards hauys her sign. It is this : jknsie m. gchhiwtx. ': ; I.1VR SroCU COMMISSION MUKCllANT. : Miss Goodwill is an exceedingly pret ty girl. tho is 2-1 years old aud was born iu While comity, Toun. tho has tho low, well modulated voice of south ern women and has dark, expressive eyes and an abundance of black, mitn rally wavy hair. Lint Miss Uoodwin i. much prouder of being the first femi cine "commission num" than she is of her good looks. Hut she knows tlie vul ue of those same jjecd looks, ami to prove it has a half tone engraved por trait of herself on her letter heads. fcis years ago she went with the American Live Stock company us stenog rapher and grew to be bookkeeper a well. At that time the American coin J. 1 ST A JESSIE V. C.OOtnvlN. pany was doing an enormous business as every shipper was made a Stockholm Ci Hut day tile company was drive out of business, both iu t'lih-ago u. Kansas City. It was while with thi company that Miss Clivdwiu was five tho sobriquet of the "American Uirl.' which clings to her to this day a!:, which she liiis to tho dot. After the American company we. out of business she obtained euipl, , mont with tho Campbell Commissi, company and handled its ocrrospondotu . mid books until last month, when : went practically i nt of busimss. Tin Miss cJoodwiu had at least -fO offers : employment with other coinruissh : houses and no ouu knows how many of few of marriage. But after consider:!',, these offers she declined ail and mad, up her mind to go into the live sto, ! commission business for her own preiit She got up a circular letter which si sent to 1S11 the customers of her forte.,' einp" rs. in which she said : "I I'.nd that it is not a complicated c difficult matter to manage a commission house. I have a competent force of hog and cattle salesmen and am now toady for business. On myself alone rests tl entire res'.vnsil ihty. and I hope to ie eeive your eo-e;vration in a liberal pat ronage, with the assurance in my par that the stech will be well handled ai:' si. Id tor the 1 -I price the market wil" niYerd and p. , , ecds remitted as you di rect. WVuH l.ke yon to come in wit1 the first s'.rp: out. Consign your stool. to Jennie M. Goodwin, and von will re ceive every curtesy any commission house can cxt, r.d. " Cunning hit ie commission merchant that she is. she wants the burly ship pers to come iu personally with their first, shipment and meet her. A cattle shipper is only a man. after all, and noi proof against the good looks of hi, agent. She promises all tho courtesies commission house can o'.Ter. As a Usui: thing this means much liquid refresh mont, but probably her salesmen art hired to look after that part of it. Her stenographer is a man, "for." 6ys "the American girl," "I can get much more work out of a man than 1 could out of three women. It takes :. man to manage a woman, and vice versa. ' " Miss Gtocdw in's office is furnished a tastefully as the parlor of the little 11. it in which she lives with her parents. But she has a comfortable outside of!ic in which her cowhide booted eattlt punching customers may lounge and ex pectorate and smoke their stockyard cigars without damage to either her fur niture or her feelings. Kansas City Cor. Chicago Tribune. Woman' Advancement. Dr. Nellie A'. Mark, the noted lec turer, in cue of her talks said that when iu lt4s the hrst woman's right conven tion was called at Seneca Falls, which was the cradle i f tho advanced condi tiou of the wi nu n of today, the nation was convulsed with laughter from Maine to Louisiana when they read the declaration made by these women, though their demands for suffrage, rights to property, work and wages were the same that wise people accept today. Iu nothing has advancement been so great as in the education of women. Colleges and universities are open to women sc that they can by profound scholarship become specialists if they wish. Tho sciuntitie women coining to the front are too numerous to mention, and they are found doing good work in astronomy, microscopy, chemistry, bot any, biology, dentistry, anthropology, medicine and mathematics. Useful pa pers by theiu are also found in tho vari ous scientific and medical magazines, Tho only thiu needful for a woman's success is efficacy. Thero ia nothing in the earth nor un der nor above the earth that the women of today do not investigate, Mid thii state of things has been greatly helped j along by the clubs and associations that women have formed in almost every vil lage, town ami city for study and ira- ; pro v emeu t I The time has come, the walrua said, ' To tulk of nuiny thinps ! Of ship and shoes r.d souliug wax, ! Of cabbnses tutd kind's. Dr. Mark agreed with the immortal walrus that there is nothing too great or too small to eseupe tho attention of tho women of today. This clubbable instinct : has been the means of bringing to tho front a new woman. The old maid is dead, but from her allies, phenixhke, has sprung the bachelor girl. Even as I'allas Athene sprang from the dead of Zeus, so the bachelor girl rose, full armed, from the brain of the overmas tering modem idea. Buoyant with youth and health, with ryes that look forward with hope and courage into tho coming day, strength for adversity or success, she is a law unto herself, or should she marry she will adapt herself to her husband like perfect music unto noble words, and all humanity will profit by her existence.- Kxchauge, j A Convention In llaltinrore. i la October there will be a woman's convent iou in Baltimore which will de vote one or two days to t he discission t f - vial purity and the best means of nt : '.eking vicious and immoral tendencies both in the home and the schot 1, in .iooks aud pictures, in music and the .its, how to elevate tho moral standard f : .viety and hew to aid those who l ave made a misstep and are desirous i f ictrievitig the p;,st. Tin re is much greater interest taken in this field of thought than is ge.ieral'y kt own. The National Woman's Christian Temper ance union lias a department devoted to it, as has also the National Councl of Women. The Society of Christian Ku , leaver and the Kpworth league make it .i special object of their org..ni.atS ns. Hie Komari Catholv crg..ni2at lens, more specially the newer and linger ours, j .ils. i give it great atti ittk ti and study, no less a personage than .Mgr. Sat oil: having recommended it as one i f the most important subject scf modern Chris- nanity. In addition to those great or- j conizations, th King's Daughters and King's Sous, the White Cross league, the SiK'iity For the Promote, it of Social Turity aud other orgni'.i.viti, ns are . qualiy interested. In the couviiition theie will be a stre- g u ve made to- , ward having all of tla-o orpi-.rizutioii : epresouted, so as to obtain an aeonr..u oiisensus of opinion fn. tn every point f view. Writing on the general subject a Xcv Voik editor suggests: j "There is one tkldwh r" t: iv,-;:!' com improvement ineid. d. Tl.,- "aw n tho subject, as well as the jao gnu : j f society, should be enlarged so as t . over other languages besides Kti ;!.: !i. I'here are today in the libraries and booh stores many novels in French. Spanish. IVrtnguoso and Italian, iu Ut : n am. Swedish, and even in Latin, which nr. so abominable that were they tr.uic'.a! d into Knglish the tr::..-!..;or. editor. ; ublisher and I oo n jail 04 hours a;'; :U bo1( t.i'C.'e.ir, , the bo, As t tie nuHi-eru laiigitaa universally it is ebvi, a tho increase end eh a strong hand before greater dimension.-. " i are n, e.v i avgt.i as th.it the vv;l i:. . ui.t 1 e nit t a'; it grow.- to an Women lti? sti '.las I'ur thr lu-aut-. Women 1 '..v.-ici..ti-' 1 i !, e-;...'-, tariums ami ni'.i.it ;e c.sy ti in t stable ia d feature l'i tat s. but ill the s. lit a ; gain ground but .-' v. ly. woman reeeut'y made an for women phvsiciaus in ,s arc re. ituiaber o" 1 id, :, s. ; : A souther-: eqlKt.t to. . the lueai,. asylums, saying : "Any uie who i-ac customed to visiting a.-yhuus w b.ich an exclusively under th- mau.igi tit. i.t it male physicians know h, w eagtr t-hi .-e poor, unfortunate women are to have an occasional word of sympathy iioui on, of their own si-s Many ,.f t!;ti:i h:i, days and Wei ks of rational thougiit uf.d feeling, and it is a great grief to them ;, i be separated troni their family and friends. They lia.i the companionship f some woman who can direct their thoughts hit", healthy channel.-. An iu tt iligi nt female ihysieian. who hec made insanity a study, knows that she can ci nitol a large report an of he patients by kind and gentle treatuur.t. She also knows that lestramt 0"i s not always restrain, aud that so.no forms of mechanical restraint increase thouei ous excitement. "Thorn i.s nothing imro humiliating to a woman than to have an inferior phk'ed o er hi r, iinj uul rtuna'.ely tiu attendants in the female wards i.f insane asylums are uet.-thcted 1, r their mi pel ior education and iit'neiuent or for their knowledge of the lest methods to obtain iho best results iu tho treatment of the insane, bnt for their superior muscle and ability to overpower a re tractory patient. It' we had some of the noble women who have dew tod their lives tvi tho pr. fession of medicine and have made insanity a spi ciiii'.y iti charge of our sisters whose minds have lost the light of reason, we should soon have a better class of attendants in our asy lums, and if we had two or more intel ligent women on the hoards of trustees of each asylum in the state we would soon get tha w omen physicians. " New York Mail and Express. Mora Wheeler Keith. Dora Wheeler Keith is as versatile ai artist as ever handled brush, palette and maul stick, says the article on some American women painters in The New Peterson Magazine. Her first successes were made in illustrations and designs. Iu tho prize competitions in.stitr.ted by Mr. Prang for tho production of Christ mas carda her imaginative qualities oamr into play, and her success iu these competitions served to make those qual ities known to the- public. In the last competition Miss Wheeler earned off both the artist and the popu lar price of $1,000 each, and this un usual success in competition with many well known artists emphasizes Miss Wheeler's Ability. She brings to tho ei- eention of tho fancies of a very-suggestive brain hands end eyes which have received a thorough training. Her work, whether it be a ceiling, a picture for a chiuvh window, tho portrait of a grave man of letters or of a woman of society, or perchance a delicionrdy soft pastel of a child, is always good, iu a relined and yet strong mam, or. Some time ago Mrs. Keith painted a notable series of American men cf let ters, choosing- such subjects as James Russell Lowell and others. In all of these portraits the artist has demonstrat ed the rare talent of bringing out what is lest in her subject, her own strong, sweet nature empowering her to divine and portrav only the highest character istics of her sitter. The exquisite needle I j tapes,:, es for which the Assoei- ! Artists are so widelv known are ! woven a ted from cartoons designed by Mrs. Keith. Indeed aanch of the decorative work produced by the Associated Artists ceilings, mural paintings and other dec orations are from designs by this art ist. Mrs. Keith's ceiling of tho library of the Woman's building in Chicago is perhaps tho best known of her mural works. tlirls CoIttEi. A defect in the college life of Amevi can jri'ls that must lo noted is this: The :,' rangemi "its are too much after the fashion i f a boarding school, and do j not allow ridiii ient scope for tho do- j velopnient of individual character. The girls aie expected to retire to bed at a ' i:.i d h, ur and to take a definite amount j 1 1 exercise each day. and a more seri- 1 or.s defect th' v do not each have a sop- ! arate stit.iT. Where t h students board out, which is the case , n most of the j women s colleges. thy share the lite of lite family they join, but where, as at Yastar. halls i f resilience are provided, two or tli've bedrivms to one study are i he usual i a 1c. At :'"-d . r C.itnhridge every wom an stu.h iit lias at lea.- t one room to her self airangi d with much ingenuity as a bedroom study. Here she works, medi tates or idles as she likes, receives her f .tends, and mistress of her time enjoys the independence and solitude which are loo often entirely absent from the every -day life of tho :ti rage middle class girl. Under these influences she quickly di -vel.'pssi hi it iv and soil command, which ate the be -t correctives of giddii: .-son f what a ast genoiaiiou entitled compre hensively "vapors." while the social life i f the eolc-go, with its clubs, enter tainments ai.ft debate-, sufiiccs to check any undcuev that may exist to tnru the student into a hermit. National Ob server. rtiiva'.rr ! i-0 V e,o 1 ..s they l.i c v. It'u pel feet i to ii lit te.-y v :. ii, p;.ne 1 'ur Wtiuiou. ys a-,,1 iiil "jelly ail it. tie f rankness n either ting each and scant uli ear e growing rudi ne. t i hear that ail Kug pututicn proposes to t liueat ion i f Vt ung w til be b-'i .,!ue. in; rv-ouee hghtee ner o int.. the id girls th principles of cluv rv tow.a-d the male so lie maintain - ...t rely neglected in and while lov- f ght to pay due deference gtrls have not been taught t any eonsideration to any :! e'r i wn ir the opposite 1: e- 1 . en selfish ami in fo. -on. w iio accept all elnv- 'is l'r ;u men as a right . : .:':" ; cut they owe t-Vt u f :. t'. you ill letuiu. l line ti biac'. n such leiH'li- e iiitei'tng upoti a h w iti a greater iw tile same as those of a lo.-s rather than a rights should be as i: would 1 n of these new r nit ed in such a way ohl ideas of oil i to kiuvk down ilry among men. 0. ul the best way 1 ;.o to teach the 1 i'.ivah v tow.oii m. -. s t award w 1. e..ger. o maintain these will j i'iv woman the same j u as usa d to be taught .men Philadelphia . Tho Vmlividrd Half. s. Julia 15. Nelson soys : ' Woman n. t want the earth, hut neither si. a be safe-tit with the rise of a . i f it. She wants "the undivided ( 'ee o ',, oaea may cry, 'Peace. ace 'i :!:.. ; ,r In Ills U, l it; more wui no no peace un- c !. a char title to that which 'aveulv Father bequeathed to her. ,-t wi ll ai.d tt .-turnout has been set tb.r, ngh many dark ages, but she r i-ilif , :; w h: will in her piv-sission, is . t ic to read ii and bases her claim to : i mi titie in the ownership of tlio earth . i that s.-etii n i f tho will t'etind in the iirst cli ant or i t Oenesis, verses 6-3$ in j elusive. ' ' ! Sll- Laura Clay. j "Mi:.- Laura Clay, daughter of Cassius j : M. C'.av, the lain. "is Kentuckian, who 1 has for several years been a leading ex 1 poneiit of woman's right to the fruu j chiso. had the -aiistaetion of presid;ig j over a mass meeting if women at Les I mgton recently called to nominate four j women candidatis for the beard of edu- eatu.n. The women of Kentucky will vote for the tit st tune in the selection of school officers this year. Miss Clay has her famous father's blood and spirit. Mrs. Potter Palmer, Mrs. Russell Sage and Mrs. Elizabeth Cady Stanton are interest uig themselves in a move ment to erect a monument at Seneca falls, N. V., to Mr. Pdoower, the lady who rirst had the courage to don tho gar ment that now bears her name. The eightieth birthday of Mrs. Eliz abeth Cady Stanton, which occurs Nov. !J, will be appropriately celebrated by tho national council of womeu at the Metropolitan Opera House, New Work. A woman at Tulare, Cal. , is running the engine for a lumber milL She is manager 1 f the whole mechanical outfit and repairs the machinery when neces sary. The University of Vermont has hongtit the old Governor Van Kess mansion at Burlington. It will be utilized as ft dor mitory or Troinen students. A BETTER PLAN. Cite Tramp Wanted Ilia Heart's Blood, bnt OU-mceil Hi Miud. There was a man standing in the door rf a Michigan avenue saloon the other morning, when he was approached by a tough looking specimen of a tramp, with a request for a moment's private jouversation. "You go on," said the man in the loor. "You are the party I threw out if my place last night. " "I am tho party," was the placid re ply. "You remember why you threw mo out?" "Of course I remember. Yon wanted to detidbeat me out of a drink." . Kvo flf nd ,'h;llk ' d-" ,hi' 's ?',m! -tin . ked-' That is, 1 asked von to give no a tfut instead of saving that yon tlidu't do any chalking down btlsiuess you seized me by the back of the neck .md flung mo outdoors." "Certainly I did. I dou't want any jf your kind hanging around my place. " "As I walked away," continued the tramp, "I called back to you that I would be revenged that I would yet wash my hands in your heart's blood. You caught my words, I presume?" "I know you said something, but didn't pay any attention. But dou't yon threaten me, sir !" "1 do not intend to. Iam sorry I said what I did last night. Indeed I couldn't sleep on account of my conscience. I wish to unsay what I said about your fieart's blood. " "Oh, yon do? Well, I have no beer for yon. " "Not a small glass?" "No, sir. " "Not a nip of cheap whisky?" "No, sir. " "Not even a glass of sassaparilla pop?" "Nov even pop! If I catch yon inside cf tho saloon again, I'll wring your neck. " "Then, sir." exclaimed the tramp as he drew himself up and extended his long right arm, "let me say to yon that 1 will not wash my hands iu your heart 's blood becanse I never wash, bnt I will tear the palpitating organ from your quivering anatomy aud nail it to a telegraph post, and as the multitude -urges up and dowu I will point to it i tuu gnu and sneer ami snicker and gur gle, and I will dance a wardance kronnd that pole and wave the mantle at ignominy on high until even the tnemoiy of your grandfather shall be covered a thousand feet deep with oblo piy. Yes, sir. I will, sir. Farewell. I but I will return ere long to con--ummate the consummation." Detroit Free- Press. No Karthqutikds Wanted. The point i f chief interest in the fol lowing anecdote is its absolute tiuth: Iu a suburban town adjoining the Middlesex Feds live au old lady of Kibti'iian extraction who is wealthy -Hough to lend motley to her town, yet vsh, so knowledge of modern conven ances is somewhat limited. It seems thai Molly, our heroine, had old some land to the state. When she v as asked if she was successful in get ting her money, she replied: "Vis. Oi was that, bnt the divil's civil toinie Oi had. Shure. the fvust thing we wint to Ihstou. Oi took Tom will me, an we wint into a foine, ille c int buildin, an they told us to go into a little cle.-et. an we wint. An, by the powers, it begun to move. " 'Howly St. Pathrick !' sez Oi. 'The walls do be fallin in on ns. ' " 'Den t be alarmed, mum,' sez a young feller in blue clothes. "It's all t-oight. ' " 'Hut, arrah,' soi Oi, 'sure, Oi didn't come to Boston for any airth quake. ' " 15i stou Budget. Ntcc institution. Caution and eowaidiee sometimes rnu pretty closely together, but they are al ways distinguishable nevertheless. Even a child can generally see a difference, is in the" following case mentioued by .in exchange : Teaeht 1 .lohuny, can yon define for as the difference between "caution" and "cowardice;" Johnuv Yessuru. When von're scart to go out on a boat aud stay at home for 1 tear it'll sink and the boat comes in all i right, it's "cowardice." Teacher Weil? Johnny And if you're scart and stay home and the boat docs sink', then it's "caution. " Youth's Companion. Not Much to Ask. "Say, mister, if yer are goiu into the water yer kiu only float. Won't yer let mo an me brudder sit on ycur stummick an fly our kite?" Truth. To Save tho TMth. Professor Miller, a noted authority of Berlin, gives the following formula as nn excellent preventive of decay of the teeth : Graru. ; Thyinio acid 0.35 Beuteie aeid 8 j Tinoturv of eucalvptus 15 Alcohol 100 j Etesenca of menthol. 0.73 ; . Pour a few drops of this liquid into half a glass of water and rinse the : mouth with the mixture three or four times daily. It is essential to brush the teeth, removing all particles which may i have lodged in and between them, before using the above wash. HOOLK3 PlliLS cure Idvor 111, Biliousness, Indigestion Headache, A pHmm VhxaUto. AU DracsUts. 1 oVt i h' 9 ) it's the purest and be'st washing powder, because its manu facturers, have had the highest reputation for half a century, W and that is uarantee cnousrh." BIN 3 k " My metlu-r his used ivorind Wasiltns Powder for a long time, and thinks it unequalled. She I1.1 tiled a number ot other powders recommended n- ia-t as good, luit ha- found llvom all faihnes. Ivoiine is prime. Yc use it tor everything." Mary K. Kieknan, roU-'.out!i, K. I. " The or.ke of Ivorine i Soap." W. TUG K'.rkois of f cuke ot Oiivo Oil Soap will be I tun.: in cath pack- cue .-f iVOKIM: Washing Pow- . der. j 1 ast of Choice Premiums sent free upou EcoilfSt. Fashion In FIJI. Fijian women have a most affection ate disposition, although, like all semi aivilized people, they are extremely sen snivo and ready to take offense at tho veriest tritle. Their skins are usually of a bright dark brown, smooth aud glossy as polished marble, and many, while young, possess haudsomo features and most symmetrical forms, but unfortu nately their natural grace speedily dis appears after marriage. While unmarried their bnir, pictur esquely adorned with hibiscus and other flowers, is permitted to fall in thin plaits dowu the back of the neck. This is regarded as a sign of maidenhood. After marriage tho plaits are cut off and not allowed to be worn again. In Suva aud Levnku the women gen erally wear a blouse shaped pinafore of thiu white cotton, but iu their homes or in the interior districts they are content with the sulu, a kind of loin cloth, made from the bark of the native mul berry tree aud wrapped two or three times around tho body. When taking pait iu the meke-meke, or native dance, the girls wear a short, thick petticoat of dried grass, adorned with black and yellow tappa streamers, the boitiis remaining bare from the waist reward. Siioes and stockings are discarded by Fiji. ms of all classes except on special invasions. St. Paul's. OOLUMBIAS THEY ALMOST PUT. Ljietl woot Cur you Neither will medicine. Bicycling will. All vou need is to eet 3 outdoors and motion put veins and tissues. s 000 Best Bicycles 1 Bov a sA ... V Or Zi HARTFORD - 80, 60. Boys' or Girl?' Hzvrtf orly ?50.' Gtt & Colurnbia CMltlogue Free t any Col umbia agency by mail for two a-cent stamps. No Use Arguing with a a Woman who has once llSCll I V O RIN'E V.eiiiNu Fdwimcr. You can't porsuaelo her that anything else is "just as good," or that gives her so much for her money. This is the way she rea sons : " A pound and one-naif package of lvot ine costs me 12c. With each package I get a splen did cake of Toilet Soap worth at the very least 5 cents. Taking this out makes the lvot ine cost me only 7 cents per package. I know TH WASKISMG POWDER of soap which w e fhnl in e.trh ptrcknpe alone worth 15 cents to u- us a Toilet K. r.ulNOTON, lhiytona, l'la. J. B. WILLIAMS CO.,1 Glastonbury, Conn. i '1.11115' Feanoa5 Shaving Soaps. Bfk. nwei-Ta ana xnm lots. Sugar and citmiios are bad for the baby' teeth as well as for Ins digestion. A tiny toothbrush, soft aud pliant, should be used by the small child, and the least decay should he warrant for falling on the den tist. To lose out' of flu tirst tetuh prema turely Is a pity. When the second or per manent itvrh appear, care must be exer lisetl that tliev are not crowded aud that they com. 1 in evenly. Let the dentist see tho child tit least twice a year and oftpner if there is need. Iu this way lUstijrurenient ami si.tisciiutut pain will be avoided. Medicine w hich limy blacken the teeth or injure tlieeuamui should be taken through a glass tube. There Are Other Ways. "When these bloomer girls light their bicycle lanterns," said the young wom an in short skirt aud leggings. "I dou't think it looks well for them to scratch their matches in the way a man does." Then she raised her little foot and raked a match on the sole of her shoe with a skill ;uid precision acquired only by patient practice. Chicago Tribune. A Itomaneo of Today. "Do you think Harold really loves you:" said one girl. "I am sure of it," replied the other rapturously. "He risks his life twite a week to see me. " "How." "Ho has to pass a grade crossing ev ery time ho t e'iit s to see me. " "ErA- Ms let the tonic of rapid new blood into your TrKmjsre j) olumbia -$100 ts" 1" Men rroaiaa Doston Mew YorK Prsvilcoc Duffaia