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Sht 15 MINNESOTA'S CHAMPION MILKMAID Ebba Hallbom, a Bright Kandiyohi Girl, Breaks AH Records by Milking 10,260 Cows in Nine Months. Prior to the street fair reoently held In Wilknar, Mina., the Bank of Willmar offered $10 as a prize to the young lady in Kandiyohi county who should prove that ahe had milked more cows than any other rrom Jan. 1, 1901, till Oct. 1, 1901. Tho priae brought fgrth many competi tors, but was easily captured by Mljs Ebba Rebecah Hallbom. Miss Hallbom is but 16, yet she has per formed the remarkable feat of milking 10,260 cows within the first nine months of the present year, or nineteen cows •very morning and nineteen cows every evening. This is a big undertaking and one from which many robust men would shrink. It takes Miss Hollbom on an aver age Just ninety min utes to coax the milk from her nineteen cows, so proficient has she become (This peerless milk maid is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Hallbom, living two nillas •outh of WUl mar. The family consists of three boys and three girls, of whom Miss Hollbom is next to the oldest. The children have all teen brought up on the farm, and are In telligent, industrious children. At the age of 8 MUs Hollbom re ceived her first les eon in milking. The work was fascinating to her, and as she grew older she in creased the number of cows she milked. This summer, when other work about the farm demanded tit.' attention of the en tire force of farm hand*. Miss Hollbom would often milk fifty cowa in one day. Sh* haa a sister two years her senior, who is also an expert at milking. The family are in humble ciroumstances, and both the girls are anxious to Bee their father pros per. This summer the girls have looked after the entire dairy department as well as assisting in other labor. They have helped in cutting and stacking 200 tons of hay, husking 50 bushels of corn, cut ting and stacking their entire wheat crop, besides looking after a. part of the house hold tasks. When seen by The Journal repre sentative Miss Hollbom blushlngly ad mitted that she was doing the work of a healthy man, but thai it was her desire to ccc her father work less, and she was happy. She declared she had not forgot ten the lessons in cooking her mother had taught her, and to prove It prepared an appetizing dinner for Th c Journal man. THE PERSONAL NOTE IN FALL EMBROIDERIES All the New Needlework Intended for Personal Adornment —Dress Accessories and White Embroidery. Handwork was the special feature of the summer gowns and women seem to have been «o pleased with the feather stUching, catstitching and French knots with which they adorned their fluttering muslin, that ihey are now at work em broidering the flannel blouses that will form a part of every woman's wardrobe this fall. They have put aside the flower patterned centerpiece and the laoe doily is left undisturbed in Its silken workbag, while a voluminous receptacle, large enough to hold the flannels, the great bunch of soft pastel silks, is always at milady's side. It Is rather amusing, but no one is doing any table embroidery now and the interest In Battenberg is no longer at fever heat. Embroidered fronts, boleros, stocks, belts and cuffs are being made more or less elaborately and the woman who can do nothing else Is fashioning French knots (or a yoke or cuffs. Pretty Blouse Designs. Some of the flannel blouses are charm ing and are almost covered with uncon ventional patterns in oriental shades; others have a graceful design of roses clambering over the flannel in the soft uastel shades, the blue, yellow and rose, and still others have only a delicate tracery bordered with French knots. The blouses are embroidered much or little, as the embroiderer is more or less am bitious. The everyday blouse doea not monopo lize all of the embroiderer's time and her reception gown or fluffy evening frock •will have a front that has been cross stltched or embroidered in the same color or the pastel shades. Before the front is embroidered, It is cut out by the modiste and then stamped. "I saved $15 on one of my winter gowns," exclaimed one young woman who Is clever with her needle. "All this hand work costs so frightfully and you simply hare to have it. I didn't think of doing it myself and was going mad trying to calculate how I could have an embroi dered flannel blouse, evening and recep tion gowns on my usual allowance. My dressmaker suggested that I embroider them myself. I finished the bolero for the reception gown yesterday. It is of gray and edged with Russian cutwcrk filled in with stitches in yellow, pink and green, the pastel shades, you know, and is too I stunning for words. It was very quick ' and very effective work, and I felt as though I were making money every time I picked up my needle." The girls who are not embellishing their gowns are at work on their lingerie and have yards and yards of ruffling stamped and rolled in their work bags. The scal loped edges are worked in white embroi dery cotton and one Park avenue girl plies her needle for half an hour every after noon before she makes her dinner toilet. Minneapolis Girls Are Ambitious. "The Minneapolis girls are really very W©MAN KIND ."* "> " \ > ' "■ ' . ' . " ■ ■*.'i\"' l',V*l ■:■■ '■.■•>■■! ■"■" '. ■ : ... - ■..';- ■■';■. Mias Hallbom ia of a strong and healthy physique and has never been eick a day in all her life. She. is a very charming and prepossessing little woman of pleas ing manners. Her hands are small, soft and white, not at all tanned from out door work, as one would suppose. She was formerly a student at the Willmar high school, and she has a retentive memory. It is said all conquerors have aquiline noses. Miss Hollbom also has such a nose and she ia, too, a conqueror of 10,260 cows. lima EBBA HALLBORN, —Photo by WoHL Considerable publicity has come to Miss Hallbom through her milking feat, and she in somewhat abashed In telling her story. One amusing incident connected with the notoriety she has received is the fact that she is already the recipient of two letters of proposal. One came from a young farmer in North Dakota and the other from a young man now in the en gineering department at the Minnesota state university. These letters are re garded by the young lady and her parents as products of crank minds, and will be kept and placed in a collection with others whioh are likely to follow. She has many friends and admirers in this city, but gives it out coldly that she has no other favorite than a red plush Jersey cow which she has appropriately named "Ruddy." ambitious," said Miss Osterberg, "and we stamp more ruffling every day. It is a fad with the girls to make their own trim ming and every garment has to be marked with the name or initials. Just at present the monogram is out of favor and the name or initials are stamped ia old English or old German letters For marking lingerie the name is enclosed in a medallion or bow knot. The autograph marking is also a fad and the girls have facsimiles of their own autographs. "What little table embroidery is being done, is also in the white cotton. It is much more satisfactory than silk, for it does not turn yellow or wear through but outlives the linen on which it is done The Russian cutwork is used on centerpieces and table covers and we are still making Battenberg designs, although not in such numbers as last winter. "There is a new sofa pillow this fall or rather an old one revived. It is round and placed over a puff of silk, and the cover is embellished with roses, whose large petals sprawl all over it. It will recall the laced affair of ten years ago." The older women are rather interested in this revival of white embroidery and they have hunted out the remnants of the ante-nuptial flounces they made. The girls have exclaimed and wondered at the dainty edgings and insertions, yards and yards of them, made before machine em broidery threatened to drive the hand work out. But it never can be driven out of fashion, for fashion likes what is ex pensive and exclusive. In addition to embroidering their gowns and their underthings, the girls are deco rating their hose with bow knots, fleur de Ms, violets and forget-me-nots, which are wonderfully effective on the black silk. This is quick work, for the pattern is con fined to the ankle, and a girl does not have to be especially clever to adorn a stocking in an afternoon. Knitting Golf Sweaters. Golf is responsible for the revival of another old-fashioned art and some of the prettiest sweaters that have been worn on the Minikahda links have been made by the fair wearers. They are in bright green or red with white collar and cuffs, and are knit in a simple basket stitch. One of the visiting girls., whose home is in Lincoln Neb., is seldom E een just now without a great ball of maroon worsted out of which she is fashioning a sweater for a univer sity man., the result of too great c confi dence in the Nebraska football team on the part of the Lincoln girl. Fancy work this fall seems to have taken a new departure, and everything that is made is for personal use. There are endless possibilities in the fad for the woman who wants to make her own Christmas gifts. —Frances R. Sterrett. California Tourist Cara. To find out all about them, consult Min neapolis & St. Louis Asents. THE .MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL. B :VEli£ w ; ' ■■■*— - h^/vk^. ■.•»■■ - sp - '■ ■ ■:"; ::■ TEraß B TimwTiMßW.marTwiifliMni I 11l Illlllllll—B—i "_ . BlßWWHßW^^i^^ VELVET ELAT -~^Ch^peaV - EREKCB. TUKRAtI PICTURESQU£ T/FII/PT ELAT Three beautiful hats are shown in the pictures, each representing a distinctive style and its proper methodl of trim ming. The French turbau with the round lace medallions is usually called a co lonial shape, from the way the side brims lap over the crown. It is of black cut velvet —milliners' velvet, which shows a very short pile—stretched plainly at the crown and puffing out in innumerable folds over the bungling wings of the brim. MISSIONARY WORK Miss Ruth Chadbourn Talks of This Tropical Country With Its Revolutionary Ten dencies. Miss Ruth Chadbourn has been speak ing before several conventions and gath erings on missionary work in* Central America. Miss Chadbourn is a Minne apolis young woman who went to Costa Rica about five years ago for the Central American Mission society. The work is entirely evangelical and nothing of an educational nature is attempted. The missionaries concentrate their efforts on making converts, organizing them into little groups for service and Sunday school, work. As there are good schools in Cen tral America and the natives can read and write, there is no need of mission schools. The Central American Mission society supports about five missionaries in each of the Central American countries. Of the group in Costa Rica three make their headquarters in San Jose and the others are on the Pacific coast. The natives of the Pacific coast are not as well educated as those on the Atlantic shore and differ ent methods have to be used with them*. 'Miss Chadbourn's work has been almost entirely In the east. She spent con siderable time in San Jose and made regu lar Journeys in the neighboring country, when she 1b away weeks at a time. These journeys were in ox carta or on xnule- HOSTESS AND FLOWER LOVER In These Delightful Roles Mrs. Isaac Atwater Appeared at Her Best—A Pioneer Who Influenced the Social and Intellectual Life of the City. The death of Mrs. Isaac Atwater last weak removed one of the last of the pioneer women of the city. Mrs. Atwater had spent over fifty years in Minneapolis, coming here before the west side was set tled at all. iln her earjy residence she was a woman of much activity and full of Interest in public affairs. Her home was one of the social centers of a new and growing city and her hospitality was pro verbial. Not only were her neighbors and friends made welcome to her home at the old Atwater homestead on the banks of the river near the present Riverside park, but many strangers of prominence were delightfully and cordially enter tained in this cultivated and attractive home. Judge and Mrs. Atwater gave up their homestead about the time of the building of the West Hotel, and Mrs. Atwater t«ent the remainder of her life at the hotel. Her lively interest in life and her old associates and her social tastes remained with her after age crept on, and she was the life of her circle of friends, for she retained her health and much of her vigor and energy up to a few days before her death. Last summer, during the long period of hot weather, Mrs. Atwater concluded that she would suffer less from the heat if more busily occupied than with her books, family and friends. She had al ways contributed largely to the Needle work Guild, making all of the garments with her own hands, but she took up her guild work with unwonted energy, and, as a result of her constant sewing through the long, hot weeks of the sum mer, she completed about 160 articles for the guild, apportioning them among her friends, who are section presidents, Mrs.' H. F. Brown, Mrs. Hovey C. Clarke and Miss Kernan. There are few whose memories go back to the period when Mrs. Atwater came to Minneapolis as a bride in 1850, but she herself left a lively and graphic account of those early times with their hardships mingled with pleasures in her contribu tion, to the "History of Minneapolis," edited by her husband. Reminiscences of Early Days. ' Mrß. : Atwater's tastes being decidedly literary, sh« first cure an occ<xua( stX\ A row of big lace medallions (windmills they are called) and a bunch of American beauty roses are handsome garnitures tor tho front. The back rim rolls up tight to the crown, a knot of narrow velvet rib bons with short ends holding it in place. With such a hat a veil -with black velvet spots, showing rims of white, will be found an effective detail. Fluff and feathers characteriße the second chepeau, which Is a fancy braid showing at the inside brim a unique IN COSTA RICA back, and over terrible roads. Just be fore she came home, she made the long trip over the mountains to the Pacific shore. The Costa Ricans are indolent, as all the Central American people are, but they are bright and intelligent. The country may be said to be under military rule and is subject to the usual revolutions that are a feature of life in Latin America. The periodical attack against Nicaragua is a regular comio opera war that reminds one of the old nursery rhyme: The King of France with twice ten thousand men Marched up the hill and then marched down again. It usually takes place at election time and the president sends his army to the frontier and then has himself re-elected. The soldiers return without firing a gun and the war is over until the next elec tion. Europeans and Americans are entering Costa Rica in large numbers and secur ing control of the coffee and banana plan tations. Their presence has introduced a new element, one that will simplify the work of the missionaries. Miss Chadbourn will return to Costa Rica in January. the intellectual resources disclosed by her first winter's acquaintance with the rude pioneer village. She said: "All had brave hearts, and, moved by kind sympathies, they joined efforts to make the most of their scanty resources, and to render their isolated society as cheerful as possible. Books, magazines and newspapers were not lacking." These were generously lent and many enjoyed them. "One bright day something wonderful happened. By the weekly mail a huge packet' came, out of which emerged 'David Copperfleld.' 'Dickens' new novel has come,' flew from lip to lip, and never book received a brighter or warmer wel come. It went the rounds, and by the time 'the ice went ou>t/ the book was literally worn to rags." An indication of the literary turn of the early settlers was a lyceum maintained that winter, which did much to relieve the monotony. A course of home talen lectures was pro vided by the local lawyers and ministers. After each lecture, a paper, made up by the ladies, was read. Scanty Supplies for Winter. Mrs. Atwater's sketch continues: "If material humanity had been half as well provided for as the intellectual, there would have been small cause for com plaint. But a glance at the stock laid in for the winter was rather appalling. The piece de resistance was a huge cask of Chicago salt pork. This was supple mented by stacks of dry codfish, kits of mackerel, white beans, with perhaps a small supply of dried beef, by way of luxury. Flour and corn meal, coffee and tea, completed the list, except in the case of a few lucky families who bad come out early enough in the spring to make a garden and raise their own vegetables. No eggs were to be had and almost no milk. "Before the river closed there had been an occasional supply of fresh beef, and thoughtful housewives took advantage of the opportunity to prepare a supply of mince meat for the ■ winter, but - nothing fresh appeared again till about. the last of February, when a venturesome: trader drove up from L* Crosss with a sledge load of fresh pork, sausage and'venison; which was, perhaps, as warmly welcomed -»s JDavid Copparfigld' 2H4 : £$Bfit But j FULL DRESS tufting of ribbon and velvet loops. Black and white mingles harmoniously, a rich fold of velvet at one side and two short ostrich plumes at the other covering some of th© spotting. The out side of the hat is all black and displays another and longer feather and a brim frill of black lace. All rolled brim hats with this "lift" are worn jauntily to the side of the head, the extent of the "cook" depend ing on the height of the band put at the there were weary weeks when one loathed the sight of boiled salt pork." Mrs. Atwater described the feasts of the year with their menus and of the efforts to make satisfactory substitutes for pumpkin pies for Thanksgiving, with out milk and eggs. Cranberries were fine and plentiful, but, as this was the only winter fruit, people tired of it. The first year the only canned goods were cove oysters, and the advent of canned peaches at a later date was warmly welcomed. The wild fruits were soon found, how ever, and U3ed gratefully. One of the spots in whioh wild strawberries abounded was almost the whole strip north of Lake Calhoun. This annually reddened with these delicious and fragrant berries, and there was another similar spot on the south shore of Lake Harriet. To these places merry berrying excursions were made. The domestic help problem was one that then could foe solved in. but one way, and every housewife was obliged to be her own maid. The young mothera, who were obliged to depend, when the babies came, on the kind care of hard-worked neigh bors, underwent trials that wrung the bravest hearts. Early Day of Horticulture. Horticulture was a passion with Mrs. Atwater and she has recorded the way in which the early settlers brought their cut tings and roots of hardy shrubs and plants, oftentimes planting them in holes cut in the sod before their rude shacks were built to give them shelter. She was one of the first to turn herself to roe© culture and before many years had a rose garden that was her pride and delight, containing a great variety, such as had been pronounced Impossible when the country was first settled. She not only shared her blossoms, but also her valuable experience, not only with her friends, but with others interested in horticulture. She was a writer on the subject and also con tributed often to the meetings of the Hor ticultural society. All kinds of plants flourished under her care. After giving up her home garden she was a frequent visitor at the green houses of William Bickendorf, the veteran florist of the oity, who died a few years ago. One of the public enterprises which Mrs. Atwater strongly approved and .supported heartily was Colonel King's fairs held for a good many years at the east end of Franklia avenue, near the river. She spent many days about the buildings there making wreaths and putting In place decorations, a part of the work which always fell to the lot of the women. A Woman's Club Federation Vice President STYLISH left of tho crown. Some heads require more of the side tilt than others, and where the face is fair enough to stand the severity the beautifully-rolling brims are left untrimimed. That is, except for a velvet hair band—which is a necessity for all hats that sweep away from the face. •Ribbons and plumes dominate the last creation, which though adorably becom ing to the right countenance, yet calls for youth at every point. Very beauti WINNING PUPILS FOR THE SUNDAY SCHOOL The Work of Mrs. Oussie Elkin as a Sunday School Visitor—An Austrian Jewess, She Em braced Christianity. Mrs. Gussie Elkin's home has for some years been in Chicago, but she came to Minneapolis a year or so ago to take up the work of visiting in behalf of the Sunday school of the First Baptist church of this city. Her office is to find children, —waifs or members of families, rich or poor, who do not yet belong to any Sun day school, and to invite and perauade them to attend the Sunday school she rep resents. The duties of such an office would seem to be very simple and such as any devoted person might discharge; but it transpires that this position calls for good Judgment, great tact, and a winning personality, as well as sincerity and singleness of pur pose. The visitor must be very sure the family to which the child belongs has not already an affiliation with some other denomina tion and that she shall not seem to be proselyting. Her mission on behalf of the children must not convey rebuke or re proof to the parents for neglect. She must be careful not to offend by a pat ronizing air, not to Bet up between her self and those she visits the hurdle of being "unco quid." In truth, there ere a discouraging num ber of things she must not do if she would succeed in the one thing she must do, and that is, .get the little ones. Mrs. Elkin gets the little ones, as far as heard from, to ouch an extent as to Justify her in her calling. Since June an even 100 new pu pils have been enrolled in the First Bap tist Sunday school, and if every last one of them is not present every Sunday, be sure Mrs. Elkin knows the reason why. This visitor Is an attractive little lady, cheerful and even buoyant In disposition, and so happy in her work it Is a pleasure to meet her. She loves children, and of 17 ful colors are displayed in this model, the "fiat" shape being of sapphire blue velvet and the ribbons wall-fiujwer yellow satin. Three black ostrich feathers en pan ache lift high at the left front, and the wide ribbons, which show a single loop, are held flat at the knot by a round buoklo of sapphires and Jet. This drooping flatness is the distin guishing feature of all these dangling back ends. —Nina Pitch. course the children love her. A case 111 m that of Mary and her lamb: What makes the lamb love Mary so. • • • « « Oh, Mary loves the lamb you know. The story of Mrs. Elkin's life is as in teresting as it is uncommon. She was bom in Austria. Her family and friends were orthodox Jews and in the Jewish faith she was brought up. Her people immigrated to America when she was a little girl and eettled in Philadelphia. She says, "My parents were orthodox—w« observed the fast and the feast days. My father broke the bread and blessed it at meal times. Though I attended syna gogue and was carefully taught, my thoughts were not turned to religion un til I was 37 years old and tke mother of three children. Then I moved next door to a religious family. I was so impressed by the obvious Joy of their lives—a Joy which their faith brought them—that I thought I would Investigate the Christian religion. I attended a Christian church and Sunday school; then I purchased a Bible which so interested me I deter mined to know the truth. After reading the old and new testaments thoroughly I was convinced. I then declared my con version and became that person so de spised by my people—a baptised Jew. "Of the troubles that followed. I will not speak in detail. It is enough to say that, though I was the daughter of well to-do people and the wife of a man of large Income, I have known cold and hun ger, sorrow and loneliness; my little son* were taken from me and my kindred) shunned me, but my faith- remained, firm." iMrs. Elkin's daughter who was allowed to remain with her died in. girlhood; the sons returned to her as soon as they could, but one, a promising youth, died at 17. Mrs. Elkin cherishes no resentment. She says the Jews regarded her as an apostle and their treatment of her was in ac cordance with their ideas of Justice. —Charlotte Whitoomb. A RHYMING ORDER : One Who Would Bxohanga V«rs«a for China. > .' Mrs. Genevieve Greaves, a local artist, recently received an order done up In such novel fashion as to be worth pre serving and here it 1b: An Order for Some China. ■. How will you exchange for a poem of mine - Some hand-painted china you think vary flneY I want a nice tea-set, then what la the matter With painting for fish, a large, handsome platter? . . '■• "VZ" */" Also the plates which go with the set, - V A dish for the sauce, please do not forget. • I want all oX the pieces, which must be In blue, To place on my bureau, to remind me of you. I want a nut-bowl, if you please. And a lovely plate to hold some cheese; Aleo a stein to hold some beer; And then a lovely jardiniere; Some cups for bouillon, just a few; Perhaps a dozen or bo will do. ■'.•''-, I want a handsome tapestry with roses. . And all the things where Love repose*. And if you'll paint a Cupid on it I will write you such a sonnet . A - . That will make you win a name - ' As an artist of great fame. A platter for some chops, and then A punch-*owl for the naughty men. • I want some cups and saucers, too; You know what would be very new. A chocolate pot of late design, . \" To serve some forty guests of mine. Now will you paint a lot of things? And don't forget a harp that sings. If you've any paint left you can't use your- I would like a vase for my parlor shelf. All of the pieces must i*ve a cold border. Send soon as you can my very small order. Joliet, 111. —F. I*. Mol*ren. Journal want ads are the best profit able result producers in the northwest. One cent a word nothing less than twenty cents cash with order. If you can't bring it in telephone No. 9 either line. The Jftgtnal will trust you.