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SATURDAY EVENING-, MAKCH 9, 1901.
_^... ,„ _ -T^aafa^^—^^- ii ■mill, nun - ' .' ■ . ; """"" . ' • -■"'■I 1! ————■"■■ hi ■■■ 1111111 11111111 1 —— £mS AMBITIOUS MACALESTER GIRLS They Arc So Ambitious for Knowledge They Take AH the Electives Time Will Permit—Cosy, Cheery Home-Life at "The Elms," Presided Over by Mrs. Julia M. Johnson. ' "* 8881 |p*^**- 11^1 I <I nil v # ■ M9HBIE! * HI • 1» llr'lM Haillll MRS. JOHXSOX, THE D EAN*. IX HER STUDY. The busiest group of girls in the twin cities is probably to be found at Macales ter college. When they are not studying they are reciting, and each day is so tilled with recitations and study that there is time for nothing else. This is not the fault of the college, but of the students. They are so mentally grasping that they want to take advantage of all the elect ives, in addition to the regular course, that they can cram into the day, and their only regret is that time limits the number. These Macaleeter college girls come from Minnesota, North and South Dakota, ■Wisconsin and other neighboring states. They come for a purpose, to secure a col leg© education, and uothing swerves them from that end. It- is not .so many years that Macalester has been a co-educational institution, and the men still regard the girls as something a little out of the ordi nary, and treat them with a deference that might seriously interfere with study, if it were not for the fact that the fair students are so blindly bent on securing the coveted diplomas and degrees. There are not half a hundred of these girls, all told, and only about fifteen of them can find Quarters in The Elms, the college home for girls. The Elms was formerly the president's house, and when the president removed to a neighboring residence, it became a home for the girls who gathered at the college as soon as its doors were open to them. It is a com fortable house with large, square rooms aud a wide hall Uirougli th.c center. The large bedrooms were never built for a boarding home, and the girls have cause for congratulation in being domiciled in the president's former quarters. There are few school homes where the bedrooms are as pleasant as at The Elms. The walls are covered with pretty paper and crowded with photographs and the thou sand and one ornamental objects that a college girl, even if she has an abnormal appetite for electives, is sure to gather around her. There is nothing of the boarding-house atmosphere at The Elms, but every corner is suggestive of home. Last year a club of nine girls secured permission from the faculty to occupy one of the college houses and do their own catering. They had the jolliest time im aginable and served the daintiest of meals to admiring guests, whenever their elec tives left time. Boxes from home helped out the commissary department and the nine young women solved the problem of how to go through college cheaply in a healthy, happy fashion. There are several ways in which a girl may help to pay her expenses at Macai ester. Nearly all of the families in the suburbs are glad of assistance in the light er housework and there is work of the same kind at The Elms. It is good for a girl to do a little housework while at col lege, although she might not choose it as an elective, but it enables the womanly ai*f to keep naee with the intellectual, so that the finished "bachelor" will be an all round woman. The social life is rather a secondary con sideration and the girls are so busy with I'utir studies that they have little time or inclination for midnight feasts or evening Three Sprinfl Hat Confections. This is a very full-dress palling hat. Ejjj Tins is one of the ideal hats of the j(l|l The frame rimmed with blace panne j 1 approaching season. It is a taffeta (]} I The frame of this charming hat de- is exquisitely draped with tissue eiu- Dm frame, faced with rhiffon; is sold I I signed for Easter -wear is veiled with. broidereJl in silver spider webs. The jj ready for trimming at an extremely, ill black tulle edged with black lace, brim is fared with white and where it fl modest price, and the big cluster of | 1 Masses of liberty satin ribbon in paJ« turns up to the le;'t it shows a wreath jfiflj tta roses and cut steel buckle, giving |16 silvery gr*en tone dresses both, crown of blush pink roses. M it color, can be arranged at home. nijJ aad side. This is a very full-dress calling hat. The frame rimmed with blace panne is exquisitely draped with tissue em-' broidered in silver spider -webs.:' The brim is faced with while and where it turns up to the left It shows a wreath > of blush pink roses. . • ■ receptions. They don't miss them, they are too busy to miss them. Of course the president sives a.reception every year and the professors alternate in entertaining the members of the senior class in an in formal fashion. The girls belong to the Hyperion, the chief literary society at the college, and take part iv the program. and debate*. Tbere is an active Christian Endeavor society -which eats into the leis ure of the me-nbers but there are no fas cinating secret societies or clubs. The Elms seems to be engulfed in waves* and this year the wave is a serious work a-day one. Last year it was more frivo lous, and one evening a week the girls set aside for jollifications. Mrs. Johnson, the dean of the woman's department, would read for a time, and then the girls took turns in giving farces, tableaux and pro grams in the hall. An admission fee of a penny was charged, although a. larger sum was never refused. Some of the little dia logues were extremely funny, and all of them "were as bright and clever as bright and clever college girls could make them. There were never any set speeches ar ranged, but the whole conversation would be impromptu and nobody knew, the par ticipants least of all, what the climax would be. The Macalester girls are very much in terested in athletics, and they encourage the college team in every possible way. They do their gymnasium work under the direction of Miss Grace B. Whittredge, and are as interested in the cultivation of their muscles as in the development of their brains. Last year the girls had a basket ball team, and several exciting games were played. The girls are granted all the privileges that they could ask for and no cast-iron rules and regulations form a fence around The Elms. They are supposed to receive their men friends only oue evening a week, but if Mr. Jones drops in to make an engagement and stays fifteen or twen ty minutes, no objection is made, pro vided Mr. Jones does not repeat too fre quently. Both men and girls attend the Y. M. C. A. course of lectures in St. Paul, and they are encouraged to go to what ever is good and inspiring in the way of lectures and plays. Mrs. Julia M. Johnson, the dean, has a motherly oversight at The Elms, and sur rounds the girls with an atmosphere of home. Mrs. Johnson is just as busy as the students, for, in addition to her duties at The Elms,, she teaches in the English department at the college. She is a mem ber of the New Century Club in St. Paul, and finds time to conduct the Bible class in the House of Hope church. The Bible class is composed of the elders and iheir wives, the prominent men and women of the t church, and it requires extensive preparation and consultation of any num ber of commentaries to prepare the week ly lesson. This year Mrs. Johnson will act as president of the Woman's Foreign Missionary society in the House of Hope church alsd. She is frequently heard at the synodical meetings and by the mis sionary societies of the Presbyterian churches through the state, and her sub ject is nearly always identified with the Tins is one of the ideal hats .of.the approaching- season. ; It is a- taffeta ■ frame, faced . with ' chiffon; is sold , ready for trimming at an extremely* modest price, and the big cluster of tea roses and cut steel buckle, giving It pfllnr'-can he arranEwi'at home > ■ THE MINNEAPOLIS JOUKJNAL. i .'.,... i '•.,-.. I ' ■'.-■■■- ;»■•/»-'; pl!iH B ■PI i Wflwi H" ' Oar *P5 * a£i^*# GROUP OF MACALESTER GIRLS IN THE RECEPTION-ROOM. college, whose growth lies very near her heart. Mrs. Johnson is an eastern woman, a graduate of .Mt. Holyoke college. She has taken postgraduate work at the universi ties of Pennsylvania and Cincinnati and is splendidly equipped for her position. She taught for awhile at Coates college in Terra Haute, Ind., and has been at Mac alester for four years. It is less than half a dozen years since girls were admitted to Macalester college, but in those half dozen years they have proved that they are as worthy and able as the men to carry the college degree. The Elms has won its way to an assured standing on the campus. AX INDUSTRIAL PROBLEM. In a lecture recently given on "Plato's Re public," the speaker related a pathetic in cident, to illustrate present industrial con ditions. "In talking with a woman at work in a box factory 1 asked her," said the lec turer, "if she did not find some congenial companionship among the one hundred wom en at work, to compensate for the mono tonous toil. She answered that there was no time. "When I first came to work I used to talk a little, but I found that the others did not like it, because it hindered their work, and I found I couldn't do so many boxes, either. So I stopped talking. Then I found that if I thought of anything but the boxes I couldn't paste so fast, and so I stopped thinking. There's nothing allowed here but boxes!' When a man or women is compelled to stop talking and thinking, in order to keep a starvation existence, it is a serious thing for the nation," concluded the lecturer.' "The children of that man or woman are not likely to do good work for the state." Chieaso Great Western Ry. Xo. G. The favorite train, will, on and after March 3rd, arrive at Chicago at 1:40 p. m., one hour earlier than before, in time for matinees or the best eastern connect ing trains. Inquire of City Ticket agent, corner Nicollet avenue and Fifth street, Minneapolis. For any case of nervousness, sleepless ness, weak stomach, indigestion, dyspep sia, try Carter's Little Nerve Pills. Re lief is sure. The only nerve medicine for the price in market. The frame of this charming hat de signed for Easter wear is veiled with black tulle edged with black lace. Masses of liberty satin ribbon in pal« silvery green tone dresses both crown and side. THE GIRLS OF MACALESTER AND WHERE THEY LIVE PHOTOS BY A. ». WILLIAMS. THE ELMS—GIRLS' DORMITORY. PROMINENT MINNESOTA WOMEN The Fortnightly Club of Hamline Gathers Together Interesting Data in Regard to Pioneer and Present Day Leaders Among Minnesota Women. Mrs. E. W. Kaley recently read a pa per on "Some Prominent Women of Our State" before the Fortnightly club of Hamline. which will be of interest to more than the club women. Speaking of the pioneer women, Mrs. Kaley paid a glow ing tribute to Mrs. Charlotte Van Cleve, who has been so actively associated with the history of Minneapolis, and gave a biographical sketch similar to one that has already appeared in the columns of The Journal. Of the other leaders she said in substance. The name of Mrs. Swisshelm is so inti mately connected with political history of Minnesota from 1857 to 1863 that she seems to belong to Minnesota, although born and edu cated in Pennsylvania. Her maiden name was Jane Grey and her father's family was descended from England's nine days' queen, Lady Jane Grey. On her maternal side were men and women who signed the "Solemn League and Covenant" and defended it at the expense of lands and life. At the age of 3 years she read the new testament and wheu 4 years old began to attend school. She commenced teaching when she was 15 and remained in Williamsburg for six years. She was married to James Swisshelm in 1836, when she was 21 years old. The marriage was not a happy one and after a number of separations and reconciliations, Mrs. Swisshc-lm left her husband. She was known all over the country as a writer and her first published work appeared in IS4O, in the Louisville Journal. For a while she wrote stories under the pen name of Jenny Deans. Her fearless work for an abolition paper attracted attention and in 1848 she be gan the publication of the Saturday Visitor. It was distinctively an abolition paper an,d in the five years of its existence was read all over the United States. She went to Washington in 1850 and was associated with Dr. Bailey on the antislavery papers. They sent $100 to Harriet Beecher Stowe as a retaining fee in the cause of the slave and "Uncle Tom'a Cabin" was the result. Mrs, Svvisslielm Becomes Famous. Mrs. Swisshelm soon grew famous in Wash ington, so much bo that hotel life became unpleasant, and she became the guest of Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth, the novelist. She wrote regularly for the New York Tribune and Horace Qreeley was one of her intimate friends. Sfae was editor of two- newspapers and contributed to many. Her power 3of argument were only equaled by her eccentri cities and she appeared frequently on the leoture platform. She came to Minnesota with her child in 1857 and located in St. Cloud, where her only sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Mitchell, lived. In con nection with George Brott she published a newspaper, the St. Cloud Visitor, as an ad vertising medium to introduce Minnesota as a dietrict and St. Cloud as a town site to emigrants. General Lowrie, the wealthiest and most prominent man in the country, was a slave holder and Mrs. Swisshelm roused his ani mosity. The office of th« paps* was mobbed, the* press broken and the type thrown into the river. A note was left on the editor's table, saying that if she ever attempted to publish another paper in St. Cloud she would be treated as the office had been. The better class of citizens called a meat- Ing to express public sentiment and secure, it possible, freedom for the press. Mrs. Swiss* helm, attended by a guard, went to the meet* Ing, while the mob tried to force an entrance. A little j later, she ■ published : the St. Cloud Democrat as the organ of the republican party In northern Minnesota. Her object was to break the power of General Lowrle and of the democrats in the state. Xt •was largely due- to her -efforts that -wftol* ntpubttcap ■ft£ «>-■*-jib -i r^f* 4?5 SCv:',**;, ~ sr f •s*?;- \ * [</ » '""*'*; "** >-Lr ** jjpj ■ -. 1 ■ A -,•*■■. -~ t * *a-L|. JOB > Jpp t^ 4 I j I I f i»! N? "' ' "<EP E^^^S^^l IB TOBa. ■ ' §fi ( j fim Wm state tickpt, with Alexander Ramsey at the head, was elected. Urged Punishment of Sioux. After the Sioux outbreak Mrs. Swi&sheim was sent to Washington by the state offi cials to induce the administration to hang the Sioux murderers or hold then as hostages until the close of the war. She spoke in cne of the Washington churches and was re ceived so enthusiastically that she hoped her mission would be successful. The secretary of the interior assured her, however, that Lincoln would hang no one; iudeed, there was such a wave of pity for the poor, in jured Indians, such admiration for their ihe rolc resistance, that, as she said, "I might as well have tried to row against the cur rent of Niagara." She visited the hospitals in Washington and became so interested in their work that she decided to become a nurse. She received her appointment and took a twenty days' ieave of absence to go to St. Cloud and sell the Democrat. She was a nurse until the close of the war and did a wonderful work on the battlefields and in the army hospitals. She died in 1881 at her old home in Penn sylvania. Betts, an Indian Pioneer. Betts, an 01-d Indian woman, occupied a prominent place in the pioneer days. She was born near Mendota in 1789 and was a full-blooded Sioux. Her husband was Iron Sword, and a son named Taopi was a Chris tian Indian, -who died in Faribault in 1869. Bishop Whipple published a biography of Taopi, with an engravod portrait, and a town in the southern part of the state has been named for him. Betts and her son were strongly opposed to the Sioux massacre, and they rendered valu- '^Shtt*^^ ttfoas m Gtlaisfs ■-"-' »-• •• .-■ '-I"".-jink ■■''•,■■. .-.f ■■■.•... ____•;_:•' "••JaLl^-' ■ '-■ ■"' A pretty tacked shirt of wbHo nain- Book with Call sleeve and. lace-edged tojlar. IHfl MUSIC ROOM. A TYPICAL GIRL'S ROOM; able services after the battle of Wood Lake. Taopl was the bearer of dispatches to Gen neral Sibley and aided In the negotiations for the surrender of prisoners. Betts did every thing in her power to relieve the sufferings of prisoners. She was regarded as a remark able and singular character, and few of her race achieved greater notoriety. Her photo graphs were purchased by tourists and may be found in all parts of the world. She be came a Christian before her death, in 1873. Old Betts was a famous representative of a race fast passing away. An early pioneer was Mra. Kessler, the first market woman. She came to St. Paul from Little Canada, a distance of twelve miles, with an ox cart and sold her vege tables. Mrs. Parker, wife of the proprietor of the American house, was a popular woman in those early days. She came Irom New Hamp shire and her name should not be omitted from a list of pioneer women. Among the early educators, the name of Harriet E. Bishop is a familiar one. She came from Vermont in 1847 and taught the first mission Sunday school in St. Paul. She opened a day school and became the first permanent school teacher also. Mtss Bishop wrote several books, some poetry and a his tory of the Sioux outbreak. Present Day Leaders. Professor Maria L. Sanford should be given a prominent place among the educators of Minnesota. She was born in Saybrook, Conn., in 1836. She is proud of the fact that her ancestors, on both sides, went up to the gen eral court of Connecticut together. She at tended the common school until she was 14, and then went to the academy for two terms. She was graduated from the state normal school in 1865. She had taught one year be fore obtaining her diploma, receiving the sum of $10 a month for her servioes and boarded around among the families of her pupils. For fifteen years she taught in the schools of Connecticut and in addition to her school duties did all of the housework. She sup ported her mother, brother and herself on $30 a month, for her father died when she was 21 years old. It was during those years of hard work that she did the historical reading and study which secured her a college pro fessorship. She became professor of history in a Friends' college at Swarthmore, Pa., and ten years later came to Minnesota to assist Professor Marston, at that time head of the English department. Later she was made pro- A bewitching 1 little satin foulard bod ice in pale rcse spotted with aha<k'd red dots. Valencteniies lace supplies an elaborate decoration for collar, cuffs and revers. fessor of rhetoric and elocution. Professof Sanford is interested in all social and polit ical movements and reforms, especially in th* preservation of our forests. A Quarter Century at Carlettrn. Miss Margaret J. Evans is identified with the history of Oarleton college. She was bora in Utica, N, V., and hex preparation for col lege was made in Winona. She taught for a few years before she entered Lawrence college at Appleton, Wls., and was graduated in 1868. The summer vacation was occupied in teach ing and the following winter was spent in Fox Lake seminary. The next year she waa recalled to her alma mater and in 1872 she took her master's degree. She was called to Carleton college in 1874. Her position vai no sinecure. In addition to the duties of prin cipal and preceptress she taught algebra, bot any, logic, English, French and German. Miss Evans has studied in Berlin, Paris, Italy, Heidelberg and Oxford. She has been president of the Minnesota branch of the W. B. M. I. for fifteen years and was president of the state federation of women's cluba for four years. She has many times been la vlted to other fields of work, but prefers to remain at Carleton, which, has been, her home for twenty-seven years. Miss Isabel Lawrence has been, connected with the St. Cloud normal school for nearly a quarter of a century. She is a writer ox seme prominence in the child study movement and i 3 active in educational and club work. Among other women Mrs. Kaley spoke of Mrs. Eugenia Wheeler Goff, Mrs. T. B. Walker, Mrs. John S. Plllabury,. Mrs. Cbaun cey Hobart, Miss Gratia Countryman, Mm Bessie Laythe Scovell, Mra. Stella B. Irvine and Mrs. Judith Wormwood, all prominent in educational, philanthropio or temperaoo* work. Leave t'hleagro Tuesday, Arrive AM Florida Wednesday. No change of cars by going on Chicago and Florida Special, leaving Chicago Union Station 12 noon Tuesdays, . and,, at the same hour. Fridays, for Jacksonville and . 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