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Now that there are forty thousand or more women
employed os clerks In New-York offlrea. It la In?
teresting to recall the time when a woman In eurh
r place waa a curiosity, and, taking It all In all,
that time Is not no far distant. Fifteen years ago
when a woman respectably born and reared en?
tered a business office to earn her living her ac?
quaintances reK'irded her cither -with eympathy
for the nee?i of the Btep or with surprise because
cf her eccentricity. Her father and brother. If ?ha
bad them, f? It it somewhat to their discredit that
?he mu?t work.
To-day unless possessed of abundant means a
girl picks out a vocation for herself ?almost aa
soon as she W ves off short frocks and stops platt?
ing her hair In a long braid down her back. She
must get at Boms port of wage-earning, whether
there is real need of it or not. There, might come
real need, and then she will be prepared. Hur
friends look upon the proceeding aa a matter of
course. Public sentiment In euch regard ha?
changed, ?'.<1 various reasons aro assigned for it.
The erection of better office building? is one, and
the ambition of women themselves to take a hand
In the battle for existence 1s another. Soma say
that It is owing to the Increased surplus of female
population, maklnrc self-support on the part of
women a necessity. But whatever was the primary
cause for this steady Influx of women into the busi?
ness world, th?ro have been certain occurrences
that gave an Impetus to the tide, and in no small
degree influeni?ed Its character. The opening of
an efficient business colles-e. to give free tuition to
women who desired to take up commercial work
was what mny be called a definite "starter" In this
direction. This opportunity was offered over twenty
years ago. A number of women begun the course,
but only two or three had the perseverance to con?
tinue it ai d to graduate. At the commencement
exercises of the same institution last year more
than half of the. entire number of graduates were
women, and all of these women found place? ?n
business houses within the following six months
because of their proficiency and the sterling char?
acter of the Institution.
"It was not the women I was thinking of at the
time so mni'ti us the boaltM ss men," suld thtj
president of Packard ?College, la recalling his in?
itiatory st.-p "1 knew that there w.-.r?- certain
qualities In the womanly character that would bu
of infinite um in a i.usines? office If properly ap?
plied, l ?!??!.'t suppose i anticipated at the time
the brilliant re??ord as bualneaa women that train.
InK and opi?ortunity bar? since produced, but i
believed that women would be more acceptable
In the minor work of the average business office
than the heedless. Irresponsible boys tber, generally
emnlo) ?4."
?*w< re there many women clerks in New-York
then'"' ask? .1 the repoi ti r.
"Yes," wax the reply, "there were Home In the
departm?'iit stores i'.- cashiers and assistants and
a very few were employed as private amanuenses.
Th>- typewriter had not ?xttne in then, bul l advo
cat' O stenography at the time, and l taught it to
the firs! women who responded to my Invitation.
"I remembei well the case of the lirai woman
?graduate whom I launched Into the business world.
A publish?! sent to me for a clerk, .-?n?l was as?
tonish.<i when a young, woman instead of ;i young
tn-u answered
" i want som? body to writ?? letters an?i l?x?k aft?>r
the ofrw.' he told her, "bul I want y,m?' one who
could be sailed on at any time to do whatever is
Bee Jed to be done.'
?? -1 could do that,' she answered, "l have
been thoroughly trained and 1 am energetic." He
thook his ?
" 'Oh, no; you won't do ai all. Packard must
have misunderstood. Vou are u lady. 1 couldn't
??rder you around. I wouldn't feel free t.> do it.'
And he seemed to regard ibe matter as settled.
"The upshot was ?b?r she Induced him somehow
to consent to give her a trial.
" 'Hut I won't be able to pay you." he to!?l her.
'Seren d< liars a week i^ all the place Is worth.'
" 'Seven <-;<.iia.-s s week I? prln ely,' ?be returned.
1 have never earned -? mucn in..,'.' y as that.'
"Soth?- agreemi ::t was made. The office? in those
dnvs s.?!?> ding) and ugly and oftentimes dusty
and dirty. The woman clerk began by tldylnq
t agi ?. keepl i th? desks in ora? r and dusting
an?! arranging : he b< oka,
"'Wi.at time mus? i get down in the morning?"
sh? a?k"i when sie' was engaged,
" *Oh. about 10 o'clock. I don't get here until 10.'
was the answer.
"Ten o'clock is late. Have you any ?.bjer-tion
to my getting here ??t 9" l could gel things In
ord r thi n i ? foi ? you me.'
"Ther*- wa? no objectl ?n. and .-<ft<i a short time
?-. womai erk ws Irdaspensabl? In thai office,
?he It now m?kln? 12.500 a year there an?l has
never had pi.Isewhere. sn?. has the absolute
lence .?? ?! esteem of every man on the >;.a*T.
I ? itered all the details of the buslnesi
and display? ?uoh sound judgmenl thai her advici
la often asked lar In Important matter?.
|"Women have e rri'-d eoniforl real comfort wltn
them Into the of] If a thing Is out <>r place.
they put ?t right, ?? I at ??it uncoiisciouMly ihey
nota where i papen are put eves those
that don't come In their particular line When the
thing i? i.K.kr.i foi ;,. i.., d? il i?, o hurry,
tney fjuiMiv go and put ihelr hands on It. It l?
inat panieui;,. fa<*iiit) noting little things and
Knowing thetr lm?pori u - that m.ik?s such women
invaluable, j ?em oui from ti.N instituii'in three
Mars ago a m ?man i lerk ol this kit d, who has be?
come such a valued factor In the bla office where
?..,'''' " ,'!'" manager? ictually took upo-,
?M with gratitude because i was Instrumental In
Jf<r-t* 1 fi-r I.? r Ir.r them.
" "*__*?*?. * who leal us ||_m i...'
was m* Inti.- ,tn,, ,,f ].?r coW( ,\A,rK ,?. ,.
Other night ai ., dinner, and the Introduction
K?m^-?.I '"'' "' ' "? received as a
hlghlv ra t? n acqul It loi
"?'??" '?i-"] ? " ' hai favored women's a?l
rancemeni to place? . ? u >8I ,,,?, jri,,,rjrt;t?04. ?,,
the business world : the fact thai thei are no?
lik? lv to I- ? om| ' t,.,, |r employer? H is
?always In the ran?-, ol ?.ibihW thai ? man
?nay displace the patron from whom he acaulred
1.1?. knowledg? ol th? bi Ines?, bul an ?mnlover
never feel? thai wny In i?; ird :?, a woman clerk
however indispensa bl< ??? n make herself sin
has ? i, ..t..; ?.. r oa n nl h?, and ah |? h .. , -_?u
able one. ?t Is In ? sphere distinctively h?i own In
which sh<? will always remain. Another reason'for
t?<? popularity ?<f women clerks I? thai thi y
era reliable. They ar?- never out on a sine,.'
The} are always decent and are alway? ,.
I- '?'l ?'? be decent. As to the problem of
era aasoclatlon i?i the every-day buslnesi of 11 r. -
that is a ?jueiitlon thai will reconcile Itself what
ev?r?:.?- complications The general verdict of the
American public is that a a man Is privileged t?.
do w. itever sh< i- conipetcnl t?> ?!?. and Is likely
to d?> w. il. whether it be the sewing on <.i ? button
or the governing of a city.
"A woman ?inn as much Huh? to ?tand ?>n the
tonn ne a man, and t?> me there i- nothing mor?;
attractive tha i a bright, vigorous young woman
ffialafl the world with j.^:.?..t oreo, neither bashful
nor bold, making the best of the lot that fate has
accorded her. The question whether In the city of
New-York a school could he conducted In which
the girls should have an even chance with tho
boys was a mooteil one until this college took hold
and proved it possible. "With all our experience wo
have few cases meriting expulsion because of un?
seemly conduct. As it is In the school, i-o It Is In
business; no exceptional ca?? should be seized on to
demonstrate a theory.
"As to tho plea sometimes advanced that the
Ylee ?Chairman of the Georgia T*ress Committee to the Tennessee Centennial Exposition and Secir
tary of the Raeeptton Committee of the fJeorgla Hint?? Committee.
women are shouldering the men out of place, us
th<Mr business facilities merely t<> earn pin moi
and not to procure genuine essential-, I s.iv lei
men look out for themselves. They are the strong)
and it Is, after all. a survival of the fittest, whet
of men or women.
"The >?ackard ?'ollege does not claim to h?
wrought, unaided, the transformation in put
sentiment whereby to-day it la not only not a i
grace, but an honor for a girl to use lier t
ent.? and acquirements for bar own good and ti
of the community; but it has played m importi
I part, and ?rejoices In Its work.
"l am thoroughly in sympathy with young p
pli-. Nothing gives me such pleasure as to hear
I a young worker's success. A self-made man n
? self. The struggle of others to achieve a career I
i always marked Interest for me. i have follow
closely the work of women In different lines, a
th?'re sr? some ?enl oui from the doors ..t this
stitutimi who have made records that any lead
might w< II be proud of."
"it has actui lly corns to be so that a buslm
oflii'6 look? odd unless there ?- a woman abou
said a man Interested In typewriting machin?
"but some firms hold ?>ir agalns: them ?till, nol
; bly the railroad people and some of the wholi -.
| coal dealers. The reason thej give for a.lie ring
i the old fashion It that they can ?-.?ntr<?i the co
' of tiair own employes, bul nol other peopl?
t employes, and thai having women about would
. a needless restriction on the men who freque
I "i.ir office, Be that as it may, the advent
women Into places of business has undoubted
! purifl? d thi atmosph? re and ? levated the tone
i things considerably.
"Women have made their way even Into t
? produce dealers' quarters now, down among t
egg and cheeae people, where ofttlmea the roug
. est element Is ;o be met vsith. In furm?r ?lavs ai
kind of a ?lesk did weil enough In such an offl
I for account? t., i?. _epi on, and horseplay of tl
mo^t unelevatlng description occupied the tin
uft.-r bualness hour-. In such an office, where tl
employ??i go to work at 4 in the morning and mo
of ;he business is over by in. there Is nothing mm
to <lo ?luring the remainder of the tlm?? but loa
The sdveni of the woman .-lerk h.is modified tl
horseplay to a great extent, and the place
cleaner and fresher, and the ?better for th?. chanj
In every way. Travelling abou; the city, I am su
prised to note ? woman and a writing machine i
the queeresl kitai ?it places, down in some rai
shop, perhaps, or where they ar.- counting lui
I bags, or sorting over scraps. Wherever there Is
little bit of space, however cramped, the woma
? chrk is there, and a certain rough deference
j paid t<? her.
"( in the Hast Side, In the most unpromising lool?
?ng apartments, up under the very roof, th?- typ?
writ:':- girl la found. Her work is carried hnm
| ; :: i o. ai night, perhaps after other business, ?
l she may take In letters to writ?-, a? h?r main bus
I nee? If she understands the language of th
I quarter,
'This rif th? eommonplaie grade of typewrite!
of th?- higher class the standard is advancln
every ?lav although much complaint la stjii ma?i
by employers as to th?- Ignorance and Illiteracy a
girls wie? pretend to take dictation. There ar
certain commercial school? ?>f whose graduate
?uch charge? could never be made. The chief o
th?s? la the Packard College, and there is no mai
In New-Tork to whom the business women ow
mor?- than to 8. I ?Packard, even if they are no
pupil? of hi? Institution
??it was he who raised the standard of women i
work In commercial affairs ami created In the pub
He mind a belief m woman's capabilities. He |i
wai who made it possible for women t?> compet?
with m?-n on the ground of genuine efficiency
Many women speak in warmest term.? ol the In?
centive they got at that college, determining then:
t0 ?oik for the rake of the work Itself -??"l tin
Interest of their employers, not merely f??r Um
a. g.-s c h ned ...... ,
??Mr Packard Introduced the system of individual
teaching and recognition, each pupil being con?
?tantly measured bj his own progress 1 his has
, . ,, ,| ;, ?timului to latent ambition, and hat bet n
th.- means of gi ?dusting aome admirable examples
of thoroughly educated typewriters and ?tenogra
' '?">'?? Packard never had ? warmer friend than
lb,'ra.e Qreeley, and a* th<? tlrt-i commencemeni jl
which a woman was graduated Mr. Qreeley inafle
one of M? forcible and telling speeches. In decisive
term? giving his i?i?'as of woman s Rtnaaa f??r oust
CallfomU eberrtea on now being reeeleed here m
Urge ?plantilles. A carload arrived en RiMrdiy. and
i re,?] others are eapeeted tins rswah CAmrteewere
.,, - nt th?* end of htm week for from fi t.. P .. bra.
",..?!., pientuulness end the large eupply ??f ?raw.
,,.,..? .1..1I. anhing bave materially Interfered
v?. ?h th* consumption of o.i? and caused s con
aiderahle decline in prie? for the latter. Umons
have also declined partly on aecouul of unfavorable
?J_aihei and osrtll on B?T*eouni of ?n eapeeted In
cVe?se of reeelpis. There were U.H1 b?rrela of
Havana pineapples received here last week. The
nng?' of prices was from U to Ht a hundred for four
grade?, according to the sir..- nn?l corallilon ??f th?*
fruit. Ma?ana? ara acarea and (tara sow a? mrm ?*?*
il r5 a bunch f-r choice "llrsts." It Is expected that
receipt? Will he light for several week*. I
When Georgia women were offered a room In
the Woman's Ituildlng nt Nashville, T?-nn., they
determined thnt the C.eorela room should be tin
?Mirpnssed hy any other ?Imllar apartment at the
Tennexneo Kxi.osltlori. Th.- Atlanta wom.-n fell to
work nt onre, and Mrs. Jo.seph Thompson, presi?
dent of the Woman's Ho.?r?l of the Atlanta Kxposl
tlon. cam? to New-York and consulted with Mr?.
J. Wells Cbampoey and other leading artists as to
plan? and furnishltiKs. A stu?llo scheme was de?
cided upon, and the room Is pronounced t?> he a
thing of beauty. Xo expense has been spared In
Its furnishing.
Among th?? most ?atlsfactory and progressive
plans for securing money which the Atlanta wom?
en adopted Is the Issuing ?if a woman's edition of
"The Atlanta Constitution." Which will appear on
May u?. Already enough adverthwmrnts have been
fecund to Insure the ilnanc.al success of the en?
terprise. The wom.n In charge of the edition are
su weii-known society leads re.
The following Is the nuni'l? to staff of active
Workers: Kditor-ln-?'hlef. Mrs. Aaron P.urr Iteele;
C'lltorial ?Writer, Mrs. \V. H. Low. pr?"-'aient of the
Georgia State Federation of Women's Cluhs: mnn
figlng editor, Mrs. Clark Unwell; business manager,
Mrs. Porter Kin?; woman's department. Mr?. Wll
| mer Moore ami Miss Isma I?only. Hie latter being
I the head of the woman's department of "The At?
lanta Constitution"; city editor, Mrs. Eugene Ipald
lng; hook reviews. Mrs parsons; reportera, Misses
! Mary Pur: Howard, I.ula lb-llo Hemphill. Addle
j Mauri. Marnant N'ewmnn, Lucy Peel, Marlon May.
i Jennie BngUah and Joan C*1arka
Mrs. ?Champncy, In ?leslgnlng the "QSOrgta Room."
has eomhin?'d In Its decoration, ailornment ami
general arrangement the prettiest ideas gleaned
from her Inspection of the oelebrated studios of
Paris and New-Tork. ?'.??orpiins visiting the Cen
tennlril nnd seeking restful pleasure will find It Ir,
the luxurious ease of the studio, und ?an at the
name time fnaal their eyes on what Is benutlful In
Among the artists whose work? of various kinds
! may bo seen in the studio, says Miss Isma DOOly
j In "The Constitution," ar?- Misses Helen and Mar
i garet Armstrong, J. Wells Champney, Miss I.ydla
Kmmett. Daniel Heater French, Misses Mary and
' Alice Hart. J. A. Holyer, .Miss K. H. Huger, Miss
i Gwendolyn Kelly, Mrs. Ells Conde Lamb, Mrs.
i Rhode Holmes Nichols, Mrs. K. M. Scott. Mrs.
Louis?* Willis Bneed, Lucius ?'. Tiffany, Miss Tll
llnghaet, Miss Mary C. Frank and l-.lltiu Vedder.
In describing ami explaining the room Mrs.
Champney says:
"Not artists alone, but collectors and ?balers In
antiques, tapestries, armor and other curios; Im?
port? rs of ?tamped bather. carved furniture,
oriental goods ami Spanish pottery; designers and
manufacturers of stain *d glass, ecclesiastical deo
1 orations und furntahlngs, embroiderers, illumina
tors, mosaic workers, fan decorators and others
bave cordially lent a hand."
Th?- friese which decorated the library of the
Woman'? Building at th? World'? Fair m Chicago
was painted by Mr.-. Dora Wheeler Keith. The mo
san class window is of lh? famous Tiffany class,
now conceded to be the mosi artistic ol modem
manufacture the world ovei Thi design wa? mad.
in Prance, and Is particularly appropriate t?? our
room, as it is Intended t?? represent the woman of
the nineteenth centurj the modern woman of
culture and breeding, inste and nttraetlven?*ss. The
Tiffany Class and I >. . Ol a I im; Company also loans
four cartoon? by Mis? Lydia Km met t, entitled
"Spring," "Summer." "Autumn," an?) "tllrl with
Lilies. Prom them. too. come? the destgn <?f the
Indian panel for tin- mosaic In 11,.- BtarqUett?
building hi Chicago and the superb aurora, a de?
sign for:.lored gin?? window by Kllhu Vedder.
wnosi illustration! for Omar Khayarq bave made
him famou? Mr Veddei m i ontlnued residence In
Itah has militated aaalnsl the exhibition <>f his
works In this country. .' '" ace an example from
hi? brush i- a iii' privll<*ge.
Mr. Louis C. Tlffanj ?end? an ??y.piisir.? hit of bla
personal work*, ta.- color -k .'ii ..r the Tiffany
Chap? l ? xhlblted a: th? W. rid*? Pair
The Associated Artists, So. II. B_?i Twenty-third.
.?t. New-York, who?? beautiful work under tii<?
leadership of Mr*- Candace Wheeler li h wldelj
known, ??re represented by a gorgeous screen
??ins-, ri of fruli for a dining room, bj sn embrold
ered portiere of " tain? : glsss de?ign" ir? l velvet
and By .t') SrtlStli ? :.. n? I gol I I Di Ml -I foi .1
i dining-room (fl?h design), he ?* irk if Mrs Candact
Whe? I? i
Of special Interior effi ??? the raoai ambitioui gad
I guccessful la il.?rner arranged as ? ihrlne by
.1 gnd it i.uni' Thi all ii pl< ? ??? I? "Th< Adveni
Angel," bv Mis. Rila Condi? i ..uni. a polntl is which
brought 'a. v mg artl ? al I? ?proa i ?? itlon and
has rec Ived manj h a? a-.
The two bs? relief?, ..i kneeling ai gel i ? by the
sculptor, Daniel I ie?tei Pre?en, who.latue .?f
the llepublli a* the *A orid' i ?universally
known ?nd whose besutll ; "Death si i the Sculp?
tor." la on,. ?>f th.? masterpl? ea ol the ige Th.?
Hallan hanging alt.h- limp and old Spanish choir
lio,.k ai'- loam d ?'> ?' *?*- ' 'hampney.
Sp?cial attention I? called to the superb collection
i f Ja pa i ese si ?l Chi ires rob? -, embroider! -, textiles
ai,l .11 m- loaned ??? Captain i: I. ZallnskL The
i- i R are antlqui md an wrll named, having their
n the .'?"iii tage, nittt sworn rrtatementi
by a Japanese expert ,ts t,, their history and sg?
Ti,.- twinging l'-'?-' lud .m geai i- ol carved teak
wood, with elaborate hronxe chaina of i?r iteaque de?
sign? li I? from iii- ?-' ?? n f Oujarai Rombny
Presidency, and Is ?usually hung In the middle ..f
ihi ; i ?. u?l llvlrg-roam. It wa? Imported bj Lock
wood ?I? F.--t
T.,. ??.. ?! divan and other Oriental ?fr. t-? ara
sugaested by an eleove in ?le- itudl? ?.r ihe Parisien
painter. The lor? Jacques Rollt, with Knmrn ?lra
pariei and furnlturi loaned i i a a Vantloe ?S; Ce?
There are rich stamped leather panel? and chaina,
both mahogany ami In Cordova leather.
In the Flemish earner the tapestry I? copied from
a Van Ostade in the museum at The Hague. The
carved chairs and table are oil Dutch.
Duveen ?ti Co., Fifth-ave.. New-York, ?end the
carved cheat of the perlo?! of the Italian Renais?
Of the miniature?, that of Mnrjtaretha, Queen of
Italy, waa painted bv permission of the Queen, and
exhibited nt the Paris Salon of \f,%. It Is loaned by
the.ir;:?:, Miss Qwendolvn Kelly, of Columbus. Ohio.
The portrait Of Paderewski I? by Mis? Alice Hart,
of the Berkeley, Boston? nlfO that of the Duchess
of Devonshire.
// _
Letters have been received from L. O. Olbhons,
Mr?. Benjamin N". Bradl (Huntington, Fla.). J. F,
I?., Mrs. M. II. Daiil.N. Mrs. H. D. Haldwln. Hat
tie Bvana, Mary a. Carpenter, L. !.. it., Florence
Baylia, William E. Haeselbarth, "Jean Snule." s.
M. Welch, and Mary M P. A basket of beautiful
Hile? has ?been received from Mrs. c. a. Tans and
a box of llll.s ?,f the ?all.-y from Mrs. lloran.
Poetry, entitled "The Happy Land." written by
Jean Boule, has been forwarded to a sunshin??
member who is making a collection of religion?.
poem? If .ban Sou!, will s.u.I a rwo-.'-nt-stamp
a caii? pin will be forwarded to her.
Presldent-C.eneral of the T. 8. 8. : I am much in
terested in the Bunahlne Society, as i am a "shut
in" myself. If I", were ??ossible to sen?l sunshine
and comfort to any Other "shut-In" by eorre
spondence, would like to do so, The poems in?
closed bave been helpful t<? me, and I hope they
may be to others of the society. Reading matter
would be gladly received, particularly religions
reading, as there are several T, s. S. members In
the piare. Books could be passed on and would
be most at*ceptable. Truly yours, I. il. N.
shit in
f'T watch and am as a sparrow allie upon the
housetop" (Psalm X, II), "and yet 1 am not alone,
because the Pather i? with me (.lohn xvi, 32).
Shut In, shut In from the ceaseless ?lin
< >f the restless world and its want and sin;
Shut In from 1rs turmoil, car?' au?l strife,
And ail the wearisome round of life.
Shut In with tears lint are ?-pent In vain,
with th?' ?lull companionship of pain:
Shut In with th?- ch?nceles? .lays and hours
And th?' Mtter knowledge of falling potrera.
Shut in with dream? of daya irone by.
With buried hopea that were born to die;
Shut In with the hopes that have lost their zest,
And leave bul a longing after rest.
Shut In with a trio of angels sweet,
Patience and Qrace all pain to meet,
With Faith that can suffer and Stand and wait.
Ami lean on the promise Strong and pr.-at.
Shut in with ?Christ! Oh, wonderful thought!
Shut in with the peace his sufferings brought;
Si,at in with the love that wields the rod;
(?h. com pan) biisi : shui in with God!
f"3lt still, mv daughter, until thou know'how the
matter will fall." Both HI. 11)
"Sit still, my child, 'Tts no greet th!n?r I ask-,
No glorious deed, no mighty task;
Chairman of the G?or?ila Fresa Commute e of the Tennessee Centennial Exposition.
Hut just to sit and patiently abide,
Wall in My preset. In My wor.i conflde."
"Hut oh! dear Lord, I long the sword to wi-id.
Porward to go. and in the battlefield
To fight for Thee, Thin., enemies o'.Tihrow.
Ami lu Thy strength t?i vanquish every foe.
"The harveat fields spread out before me lie,
The reapers toward me look and vainly cry:
?The Held I- white, th.- laborers are t'.-w:
Our Lord'? command i-? also ?ent to you.'"
"My child, it i- a aweel .ml blessed thing
To reel beneath the shadow of My wing;
To feel thy doing? and thy words are naught,
To trust i.? Me each restless, longing thought."
"Dear Lord, help me this lesson ?weei to learn,
To sit ;it Thj pi'-r?-???i !'"? ? and onl) yearn
To love Thee liett? r, l.oid. and f. ! thai still
Waiting Is working if u be Thy will."
Presldent-Oeneral of the T. B. s. : I enjoy the
Sunshine column, and would like to contribu?., a re.
? ii?-. which I think may be useful to .-a.in?' of your
many reader-;. It I? called the
Take s quart ??r H per cent alcohol and add to It
half lin ounce each Of Oils of sassafras, hemlock
spirits of turpentine, tinctures of cayenne, catechu
guaiae and laudanum, tu.? ounces of tincture ol
myrrh, one ounce <>f oil of origanum, one-quartet
of <?n ounce of oil of wlntergreen. an ounce <>i
gum camphor, and three-quarters of an ounce of
cblorofi i m Ths llnlmeni is ?aid to cur" sprain?.
brui?e . cuts, pains, rheumatism, weak back, swell?
ing-, etc, When applying, rub the parts with it
from twenty to thirty minuten, it ?an also i?e used
by wetting the flannel and binding it on the af?
fected par*.
F..r bead cha and neuralgia add t.? f.mr ounces
?.i the liniment hair an ounce <>f chloroform and
S ?pi irt.-i ??! an ounce of ?.II of v. tntertrr? ?n. Hub
up.ai the bend and hold the bottle to the la-stri:?.
Mrs 11 I. M
If Mrs 11 !.. If, will send her name and address
With a Iwo ?'tit statnp I Club pin will be sent
t.? her
D. It A If v at will ??till a twn-cen: stamp the
cii.i? pin will ?a forwarded "> yon. Il Is t..?t asesa
tary to be ?? i In to be om< ?? member of ti-.?* sun?
shine Beck ty. Tour ?poem has been placed on tile,
gad will be used when speee can be found for it. or
?tos it will be sent t.. ?orno "nhut-ln" to whom we
think u will -In*' pi'.iM'i'-.
The Commtttee of Arrangement? for the Wash?
ing-ton lawn party to be ?riven next Saturday by the
Washington Height* Chapter of the Daughters of
the American Revolution met yesterday afternoon
at Barte ?"llff. the homo of the regent, Mr?. Ferdin?
and Penaey Karle, to complete their Arrangement?
for the prc.it ?lay. The prospect? ror tH.? occasion
are of the brightest, anil If only the weather 1?
propitious *he chapter will have no difficulty In
raising- the Jl.iiOO which i? pledged to the National
society when It was Just three day? old.
Of the thousand ticket? that have been ?ent out
scarcely Any have been returned, signifying that
th?> recipient? intend to be present, and many of
the Invitations have been definitely accepted.
The Port ?J-e.n.* Chapter of the D. A. R.. of
whl??h Mr?. Aile?? Morse Karle. 1? regent, expects to
go In a liodv, an 1 has arranged to meet on Brook
Mrs. David Depew, the regent of the New-Jersey
Sta'e Society; Mrs. Forsythe, repent of the New
York State Society, ami Miss Prime, of the Vonker?
Chapter, have all promlsi-d to come, and the Hon.
Chauncey It. Depew Is expected.
Music I." tc be furnished by ? military band un?
der Professor ?Crowiey, und the performers win be
gagly SttJred In white trousers and red coats. They
will hnve nfty pieces, and will be assisted by the
Children Of the American Revolution, who are to
sing p-itrlotlc song?.
There will i?e minuet and Maypole dance?, and re?
freshments will be served from booths on the lawn.
, In the hou so there will he a loan exhibition of
Revolutionary relic?, and the hou?? Is Itself the
most Interesting of nil possible relics. It wa? built
in lltt-tt by Osnersl Barle'e ancestor, colonel
Roger Morris, and every Inch of It Is rich with
historical associations. It was Washington's head?
quarters In 1711' Mme. JuttM I an?l Aaron Uurr were
married In It; HallOCk wrote his lines on "Mario
Boasaria" while staying there; It ha? been oecu
pled by l'.rltish soldiers, and the eoimtry all around
it was a vast battle ground.
It Is a beautiful old plu'-e, and so solidly built
that Mrs Karl?.- says she always feel? thankful
after visiting her ftiends downtown that she doesn't
have to live In any flimsy, modern dwelling.
Th?? mansion has be. n subjected to much hard
Usage, having been ten.mied by thos?? who had
iittb? respect for its precious antiquities, and it is
fortunate thai II has at last come into appreciative
General and Mrs. Mir!.* have tried ns far a? pos
Blble to restore It to its original state, und to have
th?- furnishings In harmony with its architecture
and associations. Enough of the paper on tho
walls of the "council chamber" to paper a little
hi ?Hard-room has been saved, and In this room
has been hung also the thirteen ears of corn that
Washington IS said to have placed over th? door?
way, ns types of the thirteen colonies. In this
room will b<- placed next Saturday the original
painting of "Th?? Hlrth of Our Nation's Flag," and
Mrs. ICarle hope? also to be abb? to put the "first"
flag on exhibition, too.
Ticketi for the lanrh party, nt si for adults and
it cents for children, can be secured at the gate,
at tin? Hotel Normandie, or from any of the com?
mittee. It is not necessary to b<? a "son" or
"daughter" to secure them, us any citizen will bo
Welcoiu? '!.
Th.- Committee of Arrangements Is constituted
as f. Hows:
Executive Commttte? Mrs. Ferdinand Plnney
Karl?-, regent, chairman; Mrs William H Trafton.
Mrs. fjeorge Eugene Poole. Mrs. .lames R. Frank?
lin. Mrs Qeorge Harry M ilion, Mrs. .lames ?le Traf
for.i Blackstone and Mi?s Emmlnetta Qrenor.
Refreshment Committee Mrs Emily I.. Rostwtck i
Pay, chairman; Mrs Elisabeth McCalle Stephen?,
Mrs. tjeorge Matty Mallon. Mrs .1. Haldwln Hands
and Mrs. Isaac ? a rev
Committee on Loan Exhibition?Mra. Bilan Junte)
Caryl, chairman; Mrs i.,- Roy Sumieriand Smith.
Mrs rjeot-ge Eugene Poole, Mrs. J, Haldwln Hands
?nd Mrs Elisabeth Me?'alii Stephens.
Press Committee Mrs William H Trafton. chair?
man; Mrs Qeorge Barry Mallon, Mis? j. Kiizeheth
HofchklSS, Mrs Marry Hanks Stacy and Mr?. De
Volney Ever? ft.
Committee OH Musi.? Mrs. Charlotte Havre Poor
man, chairman; Mrs Ella J Krearr.er, Ml?? Km
mlnetta ??rigor. Mrs. Albert K. Scott and Mrs. I
Henry A. Topham
Committee ?>n Amusements Mrs. .1. de Trafford
Blackstone, chairman; Mrs. .lam?*? R Franklin, i
Mrs. Albert K BcOtt, Mrs De Volney Everett and
Mrs ?'.?orge Kiigene l'oole.
Committee en Decoration- Mrs JaaMS R. Frank
Un, ?-bairman; Mrs Jacob Hess. Mrs. Cornelia Hah
ley Watson Larrabee, Mr? P. Frederick I.ambley, j
Mrs Mary Hanks St.i.y and Mrs. ?.?race Frances
Th.- Women's FC. lay Night Literary Club of ?
Mount V.rnon wound up the seaooa'e re.\ ling? with
? An Evening with Eugene Field" at 'h.> u me of
Mrs Henry K. Ilhuad?'? mi Friday evening and had
a ? strawberry feast" at the close. Mentions repre?
senting the various phSSSS of Fug. ne Field's writ?
ing? were r? id. Mrs. Arthur William* recited one
of Pleld'S choicest character poems. Mrs. Wood .*ang
?\. , ?O?OS and anea lot.-s w.'r?? recited by seven! of
the Bromen and by BOOM if 'he men. who were given
lbs unusual prtvttege ??f coming early and staying
Thos? present w?>r.' Mrs. Vandenburg, Mi*? Wal?
la??. Mr? Blake, Miss ll.utle Fanning. Mrs C H.
Rtecker. the Miases Jane, Esther and Alice Andrew?.
Miss K.lli 1..HII?.. Rhoades, Mr? Henry E Rhoades.
Mi and Mra. Joseph s Wood. Dr and Mr.-. Melville
s Pane, Mr and Mra William M. Deanan, the rtev.
and Mrs. W. A. Oranger, Professor and Mrs. Arthur
Wl'llams, i*i if? ???r end Mrs. jaquee w. Re4wajr.
"I presume." said the talkative man to hi? ?eat
mate in the rallwaj train, from your manner ?md
conversation, that you have family tie?"
?Ves," replied Mr Meekton; "I s'noee you might
as w.ll call '?-m thai I buy "em for myself, but
my wife and the girl? all wear >m whenever they
toot nk? It**?(Washington ntur.
- (? I '
"The American Nntlonal Fund In Aid of tJie
Oreek Red Cro?? ha? up to the present time cabled
over to Athen? $1.5?." sal?! Demetrlu? J. V.asto
Saturday, "and there is ?till a balance In the hand?
of the bankers-Monroe A Co.-of ?22 81. which will
be cabled over this week.
"We ere working with all our might, and every
penny received I? promptly ?ent to Greece. We
ourselves have paid ail expenses In connection with
th!? fund up to the present day. The need for funds
1? most urgent, and we must continue our appeal
to the women of America to come to our help.
Advice? just received from Athen? report that there
?re three thousand women who ?re now housed
there In public building?, there being no money
for hospitals ?nd proper quarter?. The distress for
lack of necessaries Is great. The Ladies' Commit?
tee of Hoston ha? col ected. through the efforts of
Mr?. Julia War?l Howe. J2.M2 72. and sent It to
Athen? through Kldder, Peabody & Co.. bankera
The Countess ?II Hrazza, president of the Ameri?
can National Fund, is In Washington, where com
munlcatlons may be ?ent t.i her nt No. 911 Nlrt*
ieenth-?t.. her headquarter?. She is bu?y forming
committee? of prominent women. Mrs. Jame? T.
Graham, of Mount Wa?hlngton. Md , in In charge
of the committee there, and Mr?. D. 0, Hold?. Of
Reading, Penn., la at the head of the committee
In that place.
"The work Is progressing favorably, and the ap?
peal Issued by my brother, tMon J. Vla?t?j, tl??
United States representative of the I'nlon of (?reek
Women, has met with great ?ucee??. The total
amount, roughly estimated, that Am. rica, ha? con?
tributed In $10,?X>0. Dondon 1? away ahead of ua.
having comrlnuied j?a,?*?). Mars?-llles ha? col?
lected $40,0Oi. We do not doubt that the generous
American public will give further assistance to
a people fighting for the Cross. The war la by no
means over.
"The cablegram? report that five hundred Greek?
were wounded on Friday in the battle of Eplrus.
The following Is a correct list of the contributions
received up to May 1.":
l*r*vlou?ly acknowledged thtxugh Th? Tribun? of
May l?. MM.$1.944 SO
Ken? i ved (luring th? week:
'Two Macedonian Brothers''. B-000
Through th? commut?e or Mr?. K. Nlool.ilde? ?nd
"The Washington titaf-. MS 29
George Veloudl??. Marathe?, N. V. 100
"A Sympathiser". f ?jO
William Carey p.,|?n<l, chairman of th? Kliode
leUad Committee. 36 10
P. A. K. Montreal. 100
A. P. Simar. M.n'reai. 1 un
Through the Kalrm'.nt School ?f ??iris. If? ??)
The.?i.,re L ?ren. Marathon, N. V. t H
?J?? .rife I). < ? .n.tanr n.? < -. | ij.?
Through Mr?. ?'. I_ 1'arlg.t. ,.f the l,a?lle?' (V,m.
mlttee. at H'ltherford. K. Y. tl 00
l'an. KrUh-i-i?, Kew-Ha'/ea, ?'.nn. a,???
John Turin, Kxchange Mac, New-V.rk <*1ty.... f 00
Through John E. I???,u??i. lob?es Sp .nge ?'cm
I.any. the Kline ?nd Praeh Co., ?Philadelphia. 100??
J. K. Haboteau. t? i?>
St. George'? Church, New-Y.ak c.ty, through
the Rev. Dr. Rataaford. tb si
Collected during the week fr. m hi.m j.laced at
th? New-York h tel? ?r.d drug ?tore? by Mr*.
T. Henry Gelitnn. M fit
Total .11.g? *n
Itemltted to the president of the Inlon. of Greek
Women. Mme. Helen Grlva. at Athen.?, by cable 1.643 ?aft
Balance now In the hand? of th? treasurer?.
Mesara. John NmHW & Co. 932211
OOUOtt j. VhAMTO, i?er.-rai s??cr?tari.
New-York, May 10. l??'.i7
The women attendar.t? In Bsderwe Hospital ?rill
to-day don a uniform of blue flannel trimmed with
silver buttons on which are the letter? ? D. P. C."
The nurses, of course, are n?*t Included, as they
already have a distinctive dre?w.
A gift of ?33.000 ha? been made hy Mrs. E. E.
Christian, a member of the First Pla~e Methodlat
Church, Brooklyn, which, with the addition of a
former gift of $10,000, Is to be u??ed toward the pur?
chase and conduct of a memorial denconessea'
home. President and Clinton st.?., Brooklyn.
Fort Greene Chapter. Daughters of the American
Revolution, held a patriotic service yesti-rday after?
noon at Holy Trinity Church.
Tho ?e'-.ool children of Rhode Island have seleot
ed th? violet by vote for the Stat?? flower. The re?
sult will be announced at all the schools on Arlor
Day, The second balloting was to ??le?.*, one from
the ten flowers which at the first haunting received
the highest number of votes. Th?? r??ult wa? a?
follows: Violet, 10.??13; rofe, 7,163; pansy, ?.275, pink,
4.897; arbutus. 4.317; golden rod. 3.24S; water Illy,
3.049; lily. l.rS48; daisy. 1.338. buttercup. I'M.
The Ladles' Benevolent Sewing Society and ?Char
ltsble League of the Fifteenth Street Temple gave
Its annual strawberry feettvsl at the Lexington
Avenue Opera House last night.
In the Harlem Evening High School, at Xo. _B
East One-hundred-and-twejity-flfth-st., a course of
Instruction In political subjects has been given
during the winter under the prlnclpalshlp of Ed?
ward A. Page. The new charter has been ( (dis?
cussed, and there have be?-ii exercises In parlia?
mentary practices and public ?peaking.
A statue to Queen Victoria, commemorating the
sixtieth anniversary of her accession to th? throne.
Is to be erected by the citizens of Belfast at a cost
of ?25,000.
7043-Ltdle?" Wrapper with Watteau Plait.
Turquolse-blue cashmere Is here daintily trimmed
with cream ?ace Insertion and e?lglng to match. The
stylish adjustment Is made over flited lining fronts
of basque depth that close in the centre, the upper
portion? of which are faced to form a double-pointed
yoke. The full fronts are gathered at the top and
arranged on the linings under lower edge of yoke.
I'nder-arm gore? give a ?mooth effect over the hip?,
the back being fitted with curved side and centre
back ?earns The back, presenting the popular
"Watteau" effect, ha? a wide box-pleat laid at the
neck, which falls In graceful fuines? to the lower
edge of the skirt. Below the waistline the seams
of the garment gradual.y expand, affording the
requisite fulne?? t?> the skirt, which ha? a foot dee
oration in the form of a narrow, ?aee-e?lged ruffle
headed with a band of insertion At the under-arrn
seaots pointed belt ???tions at. Inserted, which hold
the fulne?? at the front of waistline In position.
The neck I? completed with a rolling ?dollar. Th?
Sleeves, of moderate dimensions, are ?-taped with
single seams, the wrists being completed with single
banda of insertion and ?a??* A gathered ruffle, edged
with la?-? and Insertion, falls over the sleeve*, and
outlines the lower .'.Ige of the yoke front and sim?
ulates ? yoke in the back.
Cashmere. Henrietta, challis and all manner of soft
woollen textures ma? be employed In making. Lawn,
iier??ale g.ngham. bastiste, ?llmlty or other cort?n
wash fabric? will develop daintily In this style with
decoratlone of Inee or em ?r ?Id? r\
' To make this wrapper f w ? woman of medium ?lie
1 will require six and one-half yard? of forty.four-Inch
?rid. material The pattern. No ;.i?i;i. |? <.?.. ??J
I SS for ? 32. 34. ft ft ? an I r.' Inch boot me??ure.
ANY Mil Of N<>. MM,
Cut this out. fill In your name and ?ddre??, and
Inelrwe 10 cent? to pay mailing ?nd handling
txpen?*? fur sash pattern ?anted.

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