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SATURDAY EVENING. NOVEMBER 9, 1901.
f f I tiromankMMl f f I I!m*™JlJMt*lJMl''l' ia^M^^M|MaiWB"TM i Prerideivi* of Minneapolis Clubs * , ; -. . - - ■ ■ . . / __• ' . . _ _^— ■—^^ \ EMPLOYES' LUNCH ROOMS IN DEPARTMENT STORES In the past year three of the large Min neapolis stores have opened lunch rooms for th«ir employes. The Plymouth was iho first to make the venture, the Glass Block followed in the spring and In July the S. B. Olson store set apart a room in ■which the employes could eat their luncheons. "It was purely a selfish on our part," carefully explained one of the managers. "We have found that th« bet ter we care for our people, the better work we get from them. Before the lunch room was opened those "who brought their noon meal with them ate it in the cloak room where a table was arranged for them. It was not a pleasant place and I figured for some time to find a corner that we could afford to give up for a lunch room. Our people seem to appreciate the change and the results have been most gratifying." The lunohroom may have been opened for a selfish motive but it is a case of the greatest good to the greatest number and anything that benefits several hun dred people can hardly be called selfish. The relation of employer and employe has changed In the past twenty years and the ©resent system of looking after the health and comfort of the working people can only be for the good of both. The greatest objection to the lunch room In the Btore lies in the fact that there is then no incentive to go outside for the much-needed breath of fresh air. On warm days In summer, cold days in winter and stormy days in the spring and fall it is a boon and at other times those who frequent the lunchrooms are en couraged to go for a brisk walk to stretch tired muscles. "Where food is served it Is sold for just enough above cost to pay for preparing it. At the Plymouth. The lunchroom at the Plymouth is on one of the uper floors, a pleasant recess in the center, well lighted and heated, ('hairs and table are of oak and the palms placed here and there add a cheerful touch. At the end of the recess is a TKree CK^riwiiv!> CKeypeeox Distm^ubKed Walking M Desirable He&d^ear Of all the details of the street toilette none is more important than the piece of millinery, which, innocently perching above an unsuspecting consciousness, may make or mar the fineries below. One cannot be too careful in choosing a hat, and defective complexions are especially warned against selecting effects that bring white against the face. For the rest it is obviously impossible to tell all the imper fections, which, like deadly germs, lurk in the sweet folderols of headgear. The only way to know if a hat is the hat for you is to try it on and watch the effect, and if presently you find yourself wan and hag gard-eyed—in other words, with a poia TfrO4lbaiM2t4ld long table littered -with periodicals and papers and the man or woman of literary tastes may enjoy his magazine with his lunch. A little before 11 o'clock one of the col ored porters, an expert caterer, makes the tea and coffee and takes his place beside the big pots to serve it. Other dishes are cooked as ordered. Sometimes a group of men or women will request an oyster stew or creamed oysters; another day it may be eggs in Borne form. No menu is followed and dishes are prepared as they are ordered the day before. The coffee is furnished for a penny a cup and cream is the same price. The cost of the special dishes is met by those who order them. Pretty china bowls, cups and saucers and plates are provided and every one is given a Japanese napkin into which the crumbs are brushed after the meal is over. 'In this way the lunchroom is kept clean and tidy even during the rush from 11 until 2 o"clock. The lunch room at the Plymouth has been in operation long enough to prove its worth. It is patronized by nearly all the people of the store, and Mr. Burton is quite as apt to stop for a cup of cof fee as one of the factory girls is to come for an oyster stew. The Plymouth has a large staff at work in its manufacturing and laundry rooms, and most of the work ers live too far from the store to go home for the noon meal. They appreciate the advantages of the lunchroom and enjoy the chance of a few moments with a late magazine or a chat with some one from another department over the tea cups. At the Glasa Block. At the Glass Block a regular menu is served every day. The dishea are pre pared by the same cook who oversees the tea room orders, and the prices are ridiculously low. A large placard hang ing over the counter informs the hungry visitor that he can obtain chicken pie for 10 cents, salad for little more, sand wiches for 3 cents and coffee or tea for the same price. A woman presides at the counter and the patrons serve themselves oned 100k —you will know what has hap pened. You nave plucked a toadstool in the mushroom field of hats. With this preliminary I will now intro duce to you three charming chapeaux with most becoming possibilities. DESIRABLE HEADGEAR. A stylish model with aureole front, and a black drop over the hair is admirably suited to brunette wearers. Made of white chiffon, louisine ribbon and black velvet, it is called the Marie Antoinette because of a resemblance at the front line to a head dress the martyred queen wears in a fa mous portrait. A white .buckram frame is chosen for the shape, which is first cov ered flatly with white taffeta. Over this the chiffon is put on to form a low crown In double puffings, around THE MINNEAPOLIS JOUKNAL. and return the dishes they have used after their meal. The employes' lunchroom is on the same floor as the tea room. If a woman who works in the store cares to put on her hat, she is at perfect liberty to take her luncheon in the tea room, but if she is too hurried to go to the cloak roam, she slips into the other lunchroom, where she obtains her meal at much les3 cost and quite as well cooked. The difference lies in the serving. All through the noon hour the room is crowded by a laughing group of hungry men, women and children. The tables are neatly covered with white oilcloth and ar© easily kept clean. No one is hurried, and if any one brings a book for a companion he settles himself cosily in a corner for undisturbed enjoyment of his author and coffee. Saturday even ing supper is served, as the store is open in the evening. At the BiK Store. The lunchroom at the Big Store is simply a lunchroom. It is a pleasant nook in the basement, next to the restau rant, and has a gas stove, where any one who wishes may make a cup of coffee or tea in the pots which are always at hand. Mineral water is furnished by the store, but the patrons bring their entire lunch themselves. If the employes wish to buy coffee outright, they may take their lunches to certain tables in the restau rant and secure it on payment of a penny a cup. There is no regulation in regard to hats, whether they should be worn or not, and it is a question of taste and time with the employes. Clean tablecloths are supplied every <Jay for the tables in the lunchroom, and a woman is at hand to lend any aid that is required. She puts the room in order after the last patron has left, which is long past 3 o'clock. At one end of the room is a couch, which is usually the cen ter for a chattering group ot girls. The lunchrooms, as they are at present, are a long step in advance, but they are far from satisfactory to the managers of the threo stores, who speak hopefully of the reading and rest rooms which they would like to add. This quiet, restful place in which the worker may spend her noon hour and eat her noon meal Is a feature of all the large stores in the cast, and the adoption of it in Minne apolis goes -to show that the city is met ropolitan enough to have metropolitan ideas and men progressive enough to carry them out. which the black velvet folds loosely and knots at the back in a standup bow with ends. The louisine, finely kilted, and sewed in a flat side- quilling, edges the brim, under the sides of which are co quettishly tucked two more velvet bows. The correct poise for this hat ia tow over the face, with the hair frizzled' and parted over the ears. The boa and mutt are exquisite accesso ries. They are made of white chiffon, with black chantilly edges end two ornamental knots of black velvet showing at their centers a great scarlet poppy in satin and crepe. CHAiPEAU DE LUXE. - Like the foregoing headpiece, the cha peau de .; luxa ■ is designed only for tie MINNEAPOLIS STUDY CLUBS Programs and Personnel of the Clio and Ram blers Clubs That Are Doing Represent ative Work in History and Travel. Th« motto of one of Minneapolis' clubs would be equally appropriate for the great majority o fthem. "We Have Made a Vow to Stu4y." This laudable purpose is car ried out conscientiously and intelligently in literary scores of clubs whose range of subjects is about as wide as one can well imagine. The older clubs have de- I veloped some ver^ skillful and woll-dls | dplined program-makers and the younger ; ones either employ an experienced woman j to do t«he work of program making for '< them or they borrow their programs very | largely from the older clubs, until they, too, acquire experience in club work and confidence In their own powers. One of the older clubs v/hich has a pro- I gram of a high order of merit, that is ad | mirably carried out by the members, Is the Clio club. As Its name indicates, Its primary interest Is historical Btudy, but this la embroidered with a good deal of art and bits of travel lore. It numbers I amiK; Its members a good many women ■ who have traveled muoh both at home and ! abroad, and this adda greatly to the in terest in the work of the present year on | the renaissance period, for many of the | localities under consideration are famil iar to these travelers, and they are able to contribute much not found In books. The countries dealt with are those which were closely related by political events of the period, Germany, Spain and the Netherlands. The topics include the po litical constitutions of the countries, their civilization, government and existing con ditions, geography and topography, Im perial and free cities, the Hanseatic and Swabian leagues, .the rulers of the coun tries ,the social institutions, customs and amusements, the reformation, and much attention to architecture, sculpture and painting. At the meeting this week the subject of "Ferdinand and Isabella; Their Reign and Great Events of the Period," was treated by Mrs. €. E. Cottrell; "Origin of the Bull Fight," Mrs. J. A. Crosby; "Story of the Inquisition," Mrs. H. C. Dudley; "Longfellow's Torquemada," Mrs. H. O. Durkee. The present officers of the club are: Miss Mary L. Shove, president; Mrs. J. S. Mathewson, vice president; Mrs. M. N. Hilt, secretary: Mrs. C. E. Cottrell, treasurer; Mm. T. K. Gray, historian; Mrs. H. 0. Durkee, critic; directors, Mrs. C. A. Buc-knam, Mj-s. J. E. Woodiord, Mrs. C. G. Van Wert; program committee, Mies If, I*. Shove, Mrs. H. 0. Dudley, Mrs. H. F. Naehtrieb. The list of members Includes: Mmes. C. A. Bucknam, Walter X. Carroll, C. H. Ghadtoourn, O. S. Chapman, P. R. Clement, O. H. Clemen*, M. H. Coolidge, C. E. Cottrell, J. A. Crosby, H. C. Dudley, H. 0. Durkee, J. J. Flather,. T. K. Gray, T. K. Haglin, Mart N. Hilt, C. M. Knight, F. B. Kremer, H. E. Ladd, J. W. Little, J. S. Mathewson, George R. Merrill, J. F. Moore, H. F. Xachtrieb, C. M. Pond, W, B. Rtley, T. M. Roberta, C. H. Robs, 0. B. Shove, S. R. Sikes, F. M. Talbot, J. F. Tour .tellotte, C. J. Traxler, C. G. Van Wert, F. W. Welcome, C. G. W«stoc, J. K. Wetherby, A. J. Williamson, J, JE. Woodford, and Mies Mary Shove. The division of travel study includes by far the largest number of the clubs, and among these clubs the Ramblers' pro gram on Russia is typical. The course of study outlined for the year is as loix lows: Map and Description, History, 868-1237, Peo ple and Characteristics. Early Language and Literature, Fauna and Flora, Kertsch, the Sythian Excavations, Russian Greek Church. Religious Art, Icons, Mas., Embroideries, Metal Work, Origin and Qrowth of Russian Architecture, Plan of Churches, Belfries and Houses, History, 1237-1462. Moscow, The Kremlin, The Chinese City, Whlto City and Earthen City, St. Basil. History, 1462-1613, Ivan the Terrible, The Cossacks, Sketch of Byron's "Mazeppa," Kiev, Rurick, Tula. The Mir, Zemstvo, Serfdom, Steppes and Inhabitants, Review. Finland and Its Parliament, Manners and Customs, Runnenberg, Abo, Helsingfors, Se lections from "Kalevala." History, 1613-1689, Peter the Great, Trip up the Volga, Cronatadt, Pavlofsk, Schusselberg. Chateau de Luxe dressiest wear, lor theaters, reception uses, etc. It is somewhat marred in the present Instance by the arrangement of the wearer's hair, which should be low to show off the dashing cavalier line, which is the most bewitching feature of all these Ride-tilted hats. Like the-other, It is a "made" affair, the big puffed crown being of "rep" silk in dead white, and the brim of browtn sable, edged with white foot tails. At the left this parts- to admit a vast white ostrich feather down the stem of -which runs a black velvet ribbon, slipped at in tervals through rhinestone and gold buckles. An und«r-brim wreath of pink crush roses is the only other trimming. DISTINGUISHED WAiLiKING HAT. Au elegant walking bat Is shown In the third pthotogTaph, -which i» the obliglag St. Petersburg, The Suburbs, The Hermi tage, St. Isaac's Cathedral and Square. History, 1689-1726, Crimea, Sebastopol, Com merce and Trade, Odessa, Riga, Agriculture. Turkeatan, Sanrareand, Ttshkend, Khiva, The Caucasus Region and Poople, TiflU, Fortresses, Army and Navy. History, 1725-1796; Catherine the Great, Menchikoff, Potemkin, Modes of Travel in Russia, Canals an<d Railroads. Government, Education and Present Policy, Universities, Student Life and Its Influences. History, 1796-1825; The Hebrews in Russia, Types of Russian Women, Russian Girlhood, The Higher Education of Women, Manners and Customs. Siberia, Vladivostok, Exiles in Siberia. Nihilism and the Nihilists, Trans-Siberian Railway. History, 1525-ISK6; Theater and Amusements, Review.. Poland, Country and People; History of Poland, Polish Patriot^ Sobieekl, Kosciusko, Social and Economical Conditions of Poland. Church of Poland, Warsaw, Cracow, Wil eszka, Polish Art and Artists. Polish Literature, Mlokiewioz, Henry Sien klewicz, Polish Music and Musicians, Chopin: Man and Musician, Modjeska and the Drama. Russian History, 1866-1881. Royal Family of Russia, The Nobility, The Peasantry, Dis tinguished Generals and Statesmen. Modern Literature, Pushkin, Gogol, Turgen ieff, Tolstoy: Th» Author, the Man. Art and Artists, Ellas E. Repine, Maro An tocolskl, Lanceroy, Music and Musicians, Ruben stein. Holidays, Christmas and Easter, Russian Monasteries, Russian Cathedrals, Non-con formists. History, 1881-1802, Famine of 'it and Other Famines, Manufactories end Industrial Awak ening, Trans-Caspian Railway, Underground Russia, Mines and Mining. Fisheries, Foundling Hospital, Nicholas In stitute, Newspapers and Censorship of the Press, Province and City of Archangel and Vicinity. Coronation of Nicholas 11., Th« Far Eastern Question, Foreign Policy and Russia of To-day, Review. The officers of the Ramblers are: Pres ident, Mrs. W. M. Hopkins; vice presi dent, Mrs. A. E. BeDjaml£: secretary, Mrs. H. D. Lacker*; treasurer, Mrs. W. H. Coban; program committee, Mines. W. E. Lockerby, Charles Reed and B. H. Burwell. The membership list includes: Mmes. A. B. Benjamin, Bruoholta, W. S. BuraJiam, c. H. Buxwell, C. W. Cartwright. Walter Cobban, C. C. Crane, E. W. Ensign, Cushman, W. A. Freemlre, Hardwicke, W. M. Hopkins, C. H. Johnson, Harry Lackore, W. E. Lockerby, W. B. MaeLean, Mather, W. J. Moorh&ad, A. K. Norton, Oliver, J. G. Palm er, T. F. Qulnby, R. H. Young, White; Mimes Bessie Chrystle and MeKev. The club is made up of congenial women, and the social side of the dub life inter esting and enjoyable. The thoroughness of the club work is tested frequently by review questions, and these are usually propounded at informal afternoon gather ings, where they are sugar-coated by in teresting exercises throwing sidelights on the program and by social features. On Monday a review afternoon will be held wlith Mrs. C. W. Cartrlght. On Friday afternoon the members will be the guests of Mrs. W. H. Cobban. The regular meet ings are held every Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock at the publio library. A "FAMINE!" IN PEARLS. It is reported, that a famine of pearl* lias set in, due <to the Almost unprecedentedi de mand for those lovely gems in Paris and Lon don. ! While no other stone is so becoming to youth and beauty, none, seems to go so well with groceful middle age. Not even the dig nity of blazing- diamonds suits a -woman so well as the 'glowing:, milky luster of pearla. Queen Alexandra is devoted to them, and In her last photographone, however, taken only for private distribution— was represented in a severely simple black dress, but with pearls worth the ransom of an emperor; and perfectly charming did sh» look, with hear re gial ornaments. Cheap Rate* to California. In the through tourist cars. Consult Minneapolis & St. Louis R. R. agents. contribution oL a Fifth avenue milliner. It is of pomtpeiian red, velvet, with, an os trich plume in two shades of red and love-knot applications in white guipure. A curious detail is a bridge-like stretch of the velvet, which passes losely over the crown from sid* brim to side 'briim At the left, together with ttoe stem ot the plume, which drops caressingly long behind, it is held, down by a superb buckle of fretted silver and carbuncles. This hat, more than any other of the season, calls for the blooming health whlci. reveals Itself in solid facial model ings. Worn over faded or fragile faces, it is astonishingly ugly, the bulky heavi nem of the lines at once creating a hag gardnese that la almost like the wreck ot Illness. —Wina Pitcli. A South Dakota Investigator Mrs. WlDoua Ax tell Ljun of Sioux Falls Han Been Named toy tiereruor Herreid as the Third of the Woman's Committee of Investigation, Whose Duties Are to Look Into the Conduct of the State Institutions. HALLOWEEN FUN AT VASSAR The College Girls Arranged CleveJ Imitations of the Pan-Amer ican Midway. There was novelty In the fun which, the girls of Vassar college had la a Halloween celebration, according to a latter reoeived in this city from one of the students. She says that two representations of the Midway at the Pan-American exposition were given, one by the seniors and sophomores in the main building, and the other by the juniors and freshmen in the gymnasium. She writes: "For the first Midway the rooms along the senior corridor, which were lighted with strings of colored lanterns, were fitted up as booths. The seniors and sophomores all 'saw the sights' attired as Reubens. Rusty old farmers with their hard-working wives, rural swains with their bashful sweethearts, roly-poly country boys in overalls, and shy little country lasses looked on in wonder. "First came a merry-go-round, consisting of two planks fixed crosswise on a support. The riders hung on for dear life, while a girl dressed in appropriate costume, seizing one of the planks and running round and round, made the whole thing revolve to merry-go-round tunes played by a grapho phone. "Next came Alt Nurnberg, two adjoining rooms with their walls covered with Ger man mottoes. Here all were asked by the German attendants to partake of sweet cider and pretzels. "In. going to another pavilion, where in a gipsy tent your fortune was told, you met a country boy riding on a camel. The camel, very real and lifelike, consisted of a high platform carried by two girlß, the whole cov ered with brown cloth, with a camel's head of painted cardboard sticking out in front. "Prominent among the booths in the gym nasium was the 'house of too much trouble,' made by placing Japanese screens at all angles, so that, having once got into It, it was hard to get out. In another part of the hall a terrible bull fight took place between a lifeslze cardboard bull and a goat. One of the two matadors who urged on these ferocious beats was 'seriously wounded.' But this was well provided for. Up drove an ambulance with a doctor and two Red Cross nurses Inside, drawn by four horses. Each horse was made of two girls leaning over and covered with couch covers. "A trip to the moon was another of the wonders. Going Into a pitch-dark booth, you got into a boat, while the scorpion, lion, dipper, etc., rushed by you in your flight, un til you lauded—at the moon, of course. Real LOVE'S SACRIFICE OF GOVERNOR CUMMINS He Pawned His Idolized Cornet for Money to Entertain His Sweetheart. Special to The Journal. Dea Moines. lowa, Nov. B.—Mrs. A. B. Cummins, who after the flrjt Monday in I January will be the first lady of lowa. I has been interested ! in charitable wo r : for a number o i years. She Is at th ; present time presl 1 dent of the low ' Home for Friendles | children and Is prominent worker i ; the Associated Char ': Hies of Dcs Moines j Mrs. Cummins car-. --! little for Bociety i , the usual acc&ptatio:. |of tihe term, an d ! rarely entertains. She j is, however, a woman ! of tact and has, in no small way, con ' tributed to the polit i leal success of her ; husband. An interesting an- I ecdote 19 told of the j days when Mr. Cum ! mlns courted his I wife, then Mi&s Ida IL. Gallery. He was ! compelled to make a ■ great sacrifice for her sake, but It was not until years- after ward that she knew pf it. Oummins was at the time connect ed with the engineer- Ing gang of the I Northern Central Michigan railway. His salary was not large, and lie was able to pave little of it. for the reason that he had an inordinate love for music and spent much time and money on his cor net. Finally desire for the company of Miss Gallery led him to a decision between his two loves and the woman won. The cornet 17 ly, you found yourself on the fir* escape, and learned that the constellations ware revolving figures painted on cardboard with luminous paint. "An electric tower of cardboard and lumin ous point was also effective. The swimming tank near by was alive with brighUy illumi nated gondolas, and in the water an imita tion 'half woman, half fish' of the exposition was given by one of the juniors." A SINGER'S BEREAVEMENT Miss Nammlu Is Informed of He* Sweetheart* Death. A pathetic story comes from Marion, Ohio, where Miss Sibyl Sammis has been singing with the Sammis-Jackson Concert company. Miss Sammis appeared in Minneapolis last winter with the Ernest Gamble Conoert com pany. As she was about to go on the stage in Marion a telegram was handed to her. She crumpled the yellow envelope in her hand and stepped before the audience. Her number was greeted with enthusiastic applause but she hurried into a wing and opened the tale gram. The impatient calls for another song continued. She glanced at the gTlm message in her hand and then tottered painfully back on the stage and sang "Miserere." She con trolled herself bravely and was again re called. This time she sang a happy lore song and not until she finished did the tears begin to fall. The telegram contained these words, "Your sweetheart is dead." Miss Sammis is a South Dakota young woman and was to have b«en married to O. W. Henneberger of Akron. A NEW SCRUBBING BRUSH. It is not at all a pleasant part of Che house wife's labor to scrub the floor with a band brush, and water, and) yet tais work must be frequently done if the houae Is kept clean. Mary Neth Van Derbeck of Idncoln, Neb., believes she (has designed a scrubbing xmachine which will lighten tbis labor greatly, and, being a woman, ah* ought to know what 1* needwl in this line. Tie. handle of «i.» ma chine is pivoted to the frame on which tha brush is clamped, the weight beingl divided between the rubber-tired wheel and ta« bru*h when the eorubber is to operation. The (advantage of this Is that It always maintains the scrubbing brush la a horizontal position, oeusinjj the bru*a to w«ar evenly and 'have more effective contact with the floor than it U -were rigidly fixed oa a handle. Then, too, a new brush can be loaerted from timo to time without the necessity of purchas ing an entire new machine, the damp holding a brush, of any desired' *iie as rigidly as though It irere permanently attached to tbs carriage. Cheap Rate* to California. la the through tourist cart. Consult Minneapolis & St Louis R. R. agents. was duly pawned and the money went for theater tickets, candy and the usual ac cessories of a successful courtship. Mr. Cummins never redeemed til* la- mi'itu.^. -v.. ..oiu that day to this has given up cornet playing. He has not had a cornet to his lips for years, and probably could not blow & note If b« should make the attempt.