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Of Interest J&
J* to Women.
Mrs. Boeder's Position in Museum
of Xaturdl History.
When Saint-Saens visited the American Mu
seum of Natural History, the first thing he
wanted to see was ths dinosaur. When Jakie
and Johnnio and Mamie from Hell's Kitchen
and th» Bowery visit the museum, the fir^t
thing they want to Fee is the dinosaur, too.
At least that is what Mrs. Asnes L. Roesler
says. anJ as *!te lias been the official public in
structor at the museum Blnce November, whose
but-iri- «is to anrnrcr questions and tell people
about things and personally conduct them
through the- great treasure house at 77th street
and Columbus avenue, of course fhe know?.
The ofiiie of public instructor was a happy
thought of Dr. Hermon C. liumpus. the director.
So many hundreds of visitors come to the mil
eeum without any knowledge, even of the most
genornl description, of natural history, or any
vital interest in anything in particular. They
come just to 'look around," drifting from mam
mals to fossils and from meteorites to prehis
toric implements with cheerful impart ia!ity and
a vague mind that barer quite grasps what It Is
looking at. or retains any sharply definite im
pression of what it has seen.
An.; then them are the troops of children,
6om< of whom drive up "ith their governesses
in automobiles, while others are etroet urchins
out of the heart of th? tenements. And while
many bring to the museum some special taste
or line of information, which makes them intelli
gent observers, many others just wander around
reading labels which convey no meaning, or flx
ln? their attention upon some trivial detail, ig
norant of the significance and relations of what
they see.
People were always Faying to the elevator
men and attendants. "How can I find out about
this?" Then the attendant would send up for
one of the secretaries. Put the secretaries didn't
always know themselves.
"Why not detail some p-rson especially to tell
visitors about the exhibits and Interest them in
natural history?" eaid Dr. Bum to himself.
And the office of public instructor, ■with Mrs.
XloeFler as its first incumbent, was the result.
"M. Saint-Saens astonished me by his knowl
edge of fossils." said Mrs. Roesler the other day,
"and I often have a similar ex;>erionce with the
children who como to the museum. The value
of the natur* work done by the publje schools
Is shown In the keen Interest which is often dis
played, as. for instance, by some boys living
near Central Park, who mnke a practice of
studying the birds in the park through opera
-one day I ran upon a batch nt youngsters
floating round in th* insect hall. One was look
ing at the wood-boring Insects. He asked mo a
question and from that point we went on till I
found he km-w far more about them than 1 did.
•"How did you come to know so much about
inserts? I asked at last. -You're a city toy.
aren't you?' 'No,' replied the boy. 'I live m
The p.rnnx. and you ought to see my election
of beetles.*
a whole kindergarten will come.
I tell them, stories.. At present I am giving a
series of talks on the structure of birds to a
class of 100 piils about fifteen years old. 1 had
one lot of twenty-four boys from the practice
school of Teachers College — Intelligent. charm-
Ins little fellows they were. A private school of
sixteen-year-old girls came en from Philadel
phia find spent the whole day going about the
museum with me."
Most of th^se young people have rend the
"Jungle Books and are devoted hero-worshippers
of one or another of the engaging animals there
in. Kotick, jC^c ,yhHe soal, ;■?,«_ prime favorite—!
rosy-chee4*iT*ft«»:inKstcrs' andi'riee little girls. t ;
with r-vtutnflihn,-—- «» **"*!»• fTi 1 *- are f (>r ? vc " j
asking to if^TVUa s=tufl>d trWt'TT'cnl in the mv- [
scum, and the walrus and sea lions that were
his companions. Th<-n Rikki-Tikki-Tavi. the j
mongoose; whose sagacity and deration saved a |
whole family from the mich-i nut lons of the j
wicked oobra. 1«* always being asked for.
Peary's "Snow Haby" has also many young i
admirers. whV-mak^ a point of 'looking up th«
Greenland Esgulmau out of Interest in the lit- ;
tie white girl ' Who was born amid the Ice floes j
and the reindeer. Ernest Ingersoll. C. '• D.
Roberta and "Rrnest Thompson-Hot ( r.i also l<\td j
directly to the' museum, and on* In a while:
some youthful -visitor will hark ba«k to tho j
"Swiss Family ; Robinson" and :isk to see the i
whales mentioned in that classic,,
> The half- grown girls from the public schools
go in for the gem collection?, th^ir Interest be- j
ing purely w,sth«»tir and not In the least scion- j
tiflc. Th<* rubies, diamonds, emeraJds and pearls
of the Morgan collection fascinate them, and J
they will Kjtf-nd hours banging over the cases
looking up their birth month Btones and se- j
lectlng tho engagement rings which they all i
feel confident win eventually come their way.
Two little Jewesses who had • been pouring j
over the perns liolf tho rfternoon appealed at |
last to Mrs. Roesler.
"I can't make up my mind which to be born |
In. July or August,^ complained one, in a fa- >
tigued t«>ne. <rt \uici: <*
■ Mr*. RoesW looked "But which |
xvcrf. you born in."* nhe- asked, as a practical;
■ray pat of the difficulty.
■•\\>!i. jf i go by t'.ie Jewish calendar I was <
T>om 'n July, but if I go by the Christian oal- j
endar then I wa- b^rn in August; and I don't I
know which to choose." pursued the little girl. '
"Well. I'd be born m July, if 1 were yon." j
raid Jiltr. Roesler, "because the stone is so much j
snore beautiful for that month."
The irirl thanked her and faid she guessed it i
"was July for h'-rs."
Sometimes the office of official instructor
leads Mrs. Ilnesler in pleasant places, as when
a charming couple from the country visited the
museum in the winter. They were not a boney
snoon couple, but a mother and son, she a
woman or *>erhaps sixty, he a shy boy In his
early twenties.
"They were Fuch eweet. Interesting j»eople."
said Mrs. Raesler. "I quite enjoyed being with
their.. They happened to ask an attendant
downstairs rom« question and he wot for me,
That's how I first found them. They lived on a
farm on Lake Cbamplaln. The mother hadn't
been away from the neighborhood for fifty years,
and this was the first visit either had ever paid
Is New York.
"She astonished me by the lively Interest she
took in Peru and the Peruvians. That came
from Heading Presi-ott. she said. It was clear
she had read thoughtfully and Intelligently and
assimilated what she read.
"His interests lay chiefly along the 'line of
economic t-ntomolopy— the insects that re de
structive to crops and orchards and forests. As
a farmer he ha himself encountered many of
these, and Bras interested in seeing the displays
of the pests and the remedies for them."
' Even women's clubs visit the museum, some
of them from the Settlements, others from girls*
V" jjl m Store Closes at 5:30 R M.
Store Closes at 5:30 P. M.
The Foreign Wraps Add Their Elegance
To the Paris Costume Display Today
In the Auditorium
// A. M. and 2:30 P. M
Mr Abtthi I>cpew. OrganM.
Mr. l*i ki ha! Van Yobs at'. the Au<nlu*.
Soprano*: Mrs. Grace l>utton and Miss Ada
/• nor* : Mr. Paul Dufault and Mr. A. i.. Hick
Contraltos: Mr* A. Burg and Miss Millie
Battot; Mr. Harry 11. Barubaii and Mr. Free
man Wright.
The Parisian String Quintette.
Beautiful in Designs
Moderate in Prices
The tendency today Is toward sheer fabrics
and hand-* i In underwear-rthese are special
characteristics of Fr< rich lingerie. These gar-
merits are French so far a i line materials, hand
embroideries, beautiful laces and exquisite fin
ish are concerned; but they are _u1 full, lifter
American patterns. Materials are nainsook,
percale and handkerchief linen.
Nightgowns in various styles, simply «r elab
orately trimmed. si 7." to _■"_'
Chemise*, finished with scalloped edge; eye
lets run with ribbon or elaborately embroidered;
tome lace-trimmed: at 17,: to SIJS.
Drawers with deep ruffle, finished with scal
loped edge; others more elaborately trimmed; at
si.-jr, to $9.50.
Corset Covers, trimmed with embroidery and
lace, at 79c to $I>.
Petticoats with deep flounce, finished with
embroidered edge, or elaborately embroidered.!
some trimmed with lace and ribbon, at $1.50
to 133.
Snort Petticoats, finished with scalloped edge;
others embroidered and lace-trimmed, at $2.50
to $13.fi<».
Little French Store, Fourth Floor,
Stewart Building.
working club*, the Young Women's Christian
Association, and so on. One> party of mothers
from the slums was so Impressed on the occa
sion of its first visit that the women all sent
their children on th« following Sunday. These
mothers make rather hard visitors to entertain,
according to Mrs. Itoesler, but for difficulty
none of them can compare with a mixed party
cent up once by one of the Settlements.
"There were about thirty in the party," Mrs.
Roe-sler said, "grandpas and mothers and young 1
people and babies, and they came prepared to
stay all day. It seemed Impossible to interest
them all at th«» same time. If I talked down to
the young ones the older people looked bored
and wandered away, and If I talked 'grown-up'
to the adults the children became restless ami
fidgety. They had brought their luncheons with
them, and for about three-quarters of an hour In
the middle of the day there was a respite. Then
1 took them in hand again for Use afternoon,
personally conducting them from bird groups to
mammals and from Indians to Esquimaus. By
4 Vc'ock I was so tired 1 gently suggested that
It was nearly closing time, and they gathered up
their lunch boxes and babies and left."
An effort to secure seats for the three hundred
thousand women employed In the various Indus
tries of France has Just been initiated t>y Mme.
Alice Guebel de la. Ruolle, lnspectrlce de travail in
Parts. As the law now stands, only women em
From the Best Markets of the World
Are Jiuw dlsi>Uyed In "almost limitless variety In our Bpaclou* new Press Goods Store.
Easter week finds all assort ments splendidly complete, with special exhibits «>f all the new
est weaves lind color^coijibiriatlons, with wona>rfully fine examples ..f the latest novelties,
an<l v.ith a showing of black dre-s fabrics unmatched In beauty arid diversity.
In this superb collection "re broadcloths, nrrs rt , grenadines, marquisettes, voiles, her
riiiKb.nn' weaves, uruari suitings for tailored gowns and hosts <>f other styles, ranging in
price from 37! .' c to $5.50 a yard. i
Homespun Panama Cloths and Tweed-, in plaids, tripes, checks and mixtures, in tho
now Spring colors, at 75c. $1 and $1.25 a yard, worth SI, $1.25 ami $1.50.
J2._<T IpTported Black Broadcloth at $2 a yard, 54 inches wide; good black and lustrous
finish. . . Second floor, Stewart Building.
New Models in Lillian Corsets
ployed in shops aro provided with m»nt!«. but Mm».
<!<• la Ruelle claims that in every Industry in which
women are employed the work rnl^lit be done from
a seat, or bench, high or low, ua the nature of the
work demands.
If once the law wern changed bo as to embrace
these workers, she thinks there is ltttlo danger
that any fear of the employer would prevent them
from availing themselves of the privilege of sit
ting. Mine de 'a Kuril* is one of the eight women
Inspectors In Paris, all of whom are doing ex
cellent work In ameliorating the condition of the
working class, which Is largely made up of mar
ried women, of tin mothers of families.
A plain spoken English periodical for women
points out that if women want the franchise they
Might to be more honorable about paying their
bills, as a sort of prerequisite to getting It. In Eng
land, it seems, no married woman can bo served
with a judgment summons for debt. In supplying
her with goods a tradesman must trust to a large
extent to the honor of his customer, and she often
■hows small scruple in evading the responsibilities
she has morally Incurred, but from which she is
legally relieved.
"While, on one hand, women are clamoring for
votes," says this paper ("The Ladies' Pictorial"),
"and suggesting that they do not get their rights
because they have no say in legislative matters,
there are men and their families suffering from the
scandalous dishonesty of others, who hide them
selves hind taws made to their advantage by
men. It Is not in this way that women can ever
hope to demonstrate that they are man's equal."
Under French law no woman can legally work
over sixty hours a week or ten hours each week
day. A Marseilles woman, the mother of seven
children and her husband's assistant In his vine
yard, has appealed against her husband on the
score that he requires of her eighteen or twenty
hours" work a day. The magistrate who heard the
case ruled as follows:
The Joint earnings or production of husband and
wife axe. under the law, not wafts, but sonjethlzg
f f'TTIIE gowns are wonderful !" "What a magnificent collection!"
A "The greatest exhibition Waxamaker's ever made!" "How
beautifully they are arranged!"- these, and similar comments were
continuous during the exhibition days last week. And today fully a
dozen delayed costumes have been added to the assemblage; and be
sides —
Upwards of a Hundred Sumptuous Foreign Wraps of
Rich Silks. Pastel Cloths and Elegant Laces Are Displayed
And so Pelion is on Ossa piled, and the splendor of last week's magnifi
cent exhibition is practically doubled.
These wonderful Wraps. Mantles and charming Coats show the same
marvelous creative art as the Paris costumes. The originality of design,
the exquisite laces and braiding, the beautiful pastel colorings of the broad
cloths, all show the master touch of genius.
A greater exhibition of Art in Dre.^s has never been made.
Displayed as you read, for your enjoyment and study.
Third floor, Stewart Building.
PARIS FINERY for Little Folks
The most fascinating exhibition that the" fond mother has seen in many
a day. invites lu-r to Wanamaker's the first moment she can come.
Store readjustments provided the bright, roomy quarter* of the Third
floor, on the Tenth street and Fourth avenue corner of the Stewart Build
ing, for Little Folks' Apparel. •
Then we sent off our buyer of Infants' Wear to Paris to search out and
bring back all the beautiful and bewitching togs for little folks that could
be found in that birthplace ci daintiness in apparel. Many weeks were spent
in the work. We brought the exquisite things we found, and we had hun
dreds more made to meet the ideas of American mothers; but finished with
the man-clous hand-stitching and hand-embroidery that are 50 unmatchable.
The beauty-things are stpiply indescribable.
What wonderful dresses and coats! What dreams of lace-decked and
iroidered caps and hats!
How different how infinitely more daint} than words can tell — are all
hings Mothers who see them cannot contain their enthusiasm.
Then everything is > r > comfortable and secluded in the Infants' Store.
Big chairs, for mothers to rest in. Dressing-rooms, for the little folks to try
on the coats and dress* to pa;, around while mother is
ing at the garments.
rs are invited to view the displ the? they have apparel to
r not. They'll
T! >••••.• an Building.
Excellence marks the minutest details of
these imported corsets. Because of their per
fection of contour, grace and pliancy, the wom
an who is critical about the tit of her gowns,
will find the Lillian an ideal corset. There are
many models of this Parisian corset suitable
for various figures.
At $.". SO Model of the newest design, for the aver
age figure, with high bust and long hips.
At 57.50— (lives a rounded waist and perfectly
straight-front line. Made of fine coutll.
At $B—Excellent8 — Excellent for medium figures; moderately
high bust, with long hips.
At $9 — An unusually graceful and beautiful model.
At Model for stout figures; effective In devel
oping a fine physique; made of firm coutll, heavily
boned: supporters attached.
Other models nt $12.50, $15. $18. $20. $22, up to $35.
Fourth floor, Stewart Building.
Formerly A. T. Stewart A Co., Broadway, Fourth Avenue, Eighth to Tenth Street*.
for tho common goi>d of a family. Yet the state
dees n<>t contemplate that where a wife both rears
a family and aids in her husband's affairs bh.<
shall have less protection both as to her Income
and strength than an employ*. As a matter of
reason, sho should have more protection. Without
havlnp specific support by tho law for my ruline I
hold thut the wife cannot be compelled to work
more than ten hours a day and that she must hay»
a full Sunday qf rest.
The husband, who must be an all-round delightful
kind of person, appealed the case, but the decision
of the Marseilles magistrate will be sustained.
There Is many a simple song one hears.
To an outworn tune, that starts the tears:
Not for ttself-for the burled years. *
There Is many a simple song that brings
From deeps of living, on viewless wings.
The tender magio of bygone things.
—Richard Burton: Old Songs.
G. X- W. H., a generous member In Bridgeport.
Conn., has sent her check for nc-3. of which half is
to go to the piano fund tor the "Chrystle Street
Hoi^se." and the other half for general sunshine
purposes; Miss Bender, or Philadelphia. $1, as an
Easter contribution to the emergency fund.
A self-supporting woman needs $10 to complete
U.s jayrr.ftnt ca fc.r -«*!u_ machine. Tt» {_ _
Time to Plant Rose Bushes
And Other Plants and Seeds
Our stock "f Holland Ro?
ported directly by us, from ri;
reputation :<~»r Wanamaker X
grafted on a strong health;
varieties read? today:
T*uul NVyron. large deep rose color. American Beauty, deep pink.
Baltimore Belle, white climber. } .Mrs. John Laing. bright pink.
La France, pale pink. Captain Christy, re«i.
Magma Charta, brilliant pink. Giant .•? Battles, dark scarlet.
Marshal] Neil, gulden yellow. General Jacqueminot. <leep crimson.
Persian Yellow. Madam Planticr. pure white.
Übicfa Bruaner, cherry red. Fran Karl Druskl, white.
At 15c Each; Two for 25c; $1.25 a Dozen
Also the following Plants and Seeds:
Plants Seeds.
Standard Hydrangeas, 35c. Iris. 2.V clump. Peonies. SOc root.
Magnolias. »1 Lily Bulbs, hardy garden. HV each.
Standard Roae Tree . "•«».'. Flower Seeds, "c package, two for T>c; 2oc
Conifers pin« tree evergreen, 50& dozen.
Box Tree, 50t. Landredth's Grass Seed. 13c n half-pound.
Plant Food two pounds. r.Oc.
Huguenm 1 0 * the be " on the market ' S^Pe^SanT^ri^^Snr 1111^
"Flora Vita.-, a tonic food, ]3c package. ' p^S!? 1"1 "™ 1 **" " C " mblns - * uartW
Basement. Wanamaker Bui!din 5 . Vegetable Seeds, all -orts. 3c package.
Good News of Candle Shades
Our Lamp Store made a fortunate purchase, and c . Hrc benefit
of it to housekeepers in the news that follows.
Shades for Candelabra, made of silk pern!- an be, at 25c each,
regularly 50c.
Candle Shades for individual sticks, mnde or silk ro::i 1 - at 50c
each, regularly $1.
Candle Shades of small colored seed beads, at $! each, regularly 52 25.
Lamp Store. Third :!o< r. Wanarmkrr Building.
month she must now save from her meagre earn
ings to pay on the machine means Just so much
less nourishing food that she ousht to have. Th »
rent of her rooms must be paid even If eh« goes
hungry, as Is often the case when work is slack.
This amount would be a splendid Easter gift for
this woman, whose worthiness and hard struggle
for life iire» known at the office.
The president of No. 11 branch asks for two night
gowns for a poor sick woman In her branch who Is
destitute of all comforts. The branch Is supplying
food to the family and aiding In many ways by
personal service. J *
A Michigan member makes a request for some
Plain clothing for an Infant of one of her neigh-
Dors. The need Is urgent. Two members living
thJrS" 1011 an N#w "•"•r would Ilka, to receive
the Woman's Pages.
The T. 8. 8. would Uk* to obtain an office posi
tion for a reliable boy between fifteen and sixteen
years of age. It Is essential that this boy become a
co-worker with his mother, an estimable woman.
In the support of the family.
Mrs. O. N. Hammond, president c. th* Utter
branch, at Cube, N. T.. to behalf of many T. 8. B.
members, sends grateful thanks for th* Sunshine
travelling library contributed by Mrs. Young and
forwarded through the offloe. She writes that as
soon as the books are read the library will be
passed on to other branches In Allegany County.
Mrs. A. Oullford acts as librarian, and has labels
prepared and placed on all the books.
Miss De Prances, a blind member, was made
happy by the receipt of many letters and other
sunshine greetings by post. Mrs. EX V. Brackett.
of Terry, Mont., writes: "It was a kindly thought
that prompted the sending of the sunshine parcel
to us, and my daughters Join ma m cordial thanks."
Master "Mac" Mabey Is th* sick boy whoa* days
*»*•. been jaads dsjkhtlnl by ths generous eon*
tribtuion of entertaining book* that »«:« given for
is- by many numbers. Mrs. Julia Young, or Ha.
tavia. N. V . would like her unknown Suns-lß*
friend thanke 1 for sending her interesting *oojl*
and magazines, an.l Mrs. T. J. Thompson, of > a S>*
sakl. Japan, in Bonding greetings from her island
homo, write "1 certainly rejoice that I am *
Suns!.- because of the lovely rays which coma
to me from my native land. dome have sent boo**
which gladdened my lite."
A box containing a great variety of useful sad
fancy articles, suited for Easter gifts, has been
received from Mrs. Lindley Murray Franklin, c-
Lone Island: fancy bags, needle* bi>oks. etc.. from
Miss C. A. Barker, of Alabama: bound books toe
children, games, etc.. from Mrs. W. H. Ford; a bos
of lovely hyacinths, from Mrs. and Miss i_£*f*£?£j
of Tennessee; packages of flower seeds, from »»•
K. Hawkins: Easter postals, stamped for maUia.
to "shut-ins.' 1 from M. I*, of Mount \ ernon. >. »••
reading, from Mrs. C. Walden; a box «* boo«a
about two dozen volumes, for th» Putnam County
small library, from Mrs J. E. Comfort, of TB*
Bronx, ana H. S. Simons, the » tallon^ t a^_£&ul
wood. N. J.. has again helped th» 88*"*,*??1^
tlon by sending two hundred Easter cares m "•
TSJnpil ready for mailing. .

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