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THE WASHCTGrTOZET TIMESisTOTOAY, APRIL 21, 1895.
9 1' '! FIN DE SIECLE FEMININITY P ILLSBDRY'S BES T Is Than LRN8BUR0H4BR0: A DARING DEED THE FO"WKSK OF BBMONSTMATI3B. kE purchased from who had overreached himself In htm pur-chases-$3Ss00O of WHITE WASH GOODS, consisting of ABERDEEN SUITINGS, FIGURED ORGANDIES, FIGURED PIQUES, STRIPED LAWNS, BENGAL SUITINGS, etc. The FRESHEST, th NEWEST, th CHOICEST designs of any goods yt Shawn. Soma had ban IMPORTED FORS7S'cytf. tarn for2&o. Taka yotir choice of all Mind you, any ptooa of tba anttra lat For lie If thara war wai a Hm In your life far ywa tit actar cise haata In haytasr-THAT TIME IS NOW. To givm jrou amp room to so this mammoth stock W8 ahatl place tHfs lot in our Iarga Draaa Goods Room Raarof atora 1st floor. pjgsjs 4 to, 422, 424, DIED. rH-On April 19, 1F95, at 2 p. rn., "i uuaH CXok, boQotC W. and Henrietta t k I uut-tal t-day, April 21t at 2519 rear T t:nTirnla avenue northwest, at 3 o' luefc p. m. BABSSELL On Thursday, April 18, 1W!5 At J :w p. m.. Lkiiis Baeteell, aged tliiriy-oee yeans and ten months. t uiterai man the residence or Iior br ther. Mr Henry G. Bacwell, No. 23-lS Brigutwood avenue northwest, to-day April 21, at 1:30 o'clock p. m. BIRCEBEAB On Thursday, April 18, 1B95, at 0:15 a. :n., Charles ., boloved Lusbaud of Ella A. Birckliead. Vi iiui.il frtmi his law rchklcncp. 1113 Sixth street northwest, to-day, at 1 o'clock p. m Friends of the family invited. BORMAN On April 18, 1895, WiHiel mi'ia Borntan, aged fcixty-nine years. Funeral from the reridence of her da i Killer, Mrs Louisa BouaMnon, Brook vllle road, B. C loilav, at 230 p. m. Services at Mount Zion Church, CTV.lll'J-tORIl, HI . OCKJCk. iiuuja uuU Trieads respectfully invited to attend. COLLINS On Thursday, April 18, 1S93, at 9:10 p. m , William, beloved ton of Buert and Mary Collins, at the residence, 1012 East Capitol street. Tuneral Mtmday, April 22, at 3 o'clock. Friends and relatives respectfully invited to attead. COLINSKY On April 20, 1895, at 3 a. m , Lewis, beloved husband of Leah CoUnsky, at his residence, 431 Seventh Street southwest, in his sixty-seventh year. Funeral at 10 a. m. Monday. Friends of the family invited. Please omit f lo were. BEERY On Saturday, April 20, at 9:50 p. m., Tlwmas P. Beery, aged fifty-seven, at his late resld"uce, 488 E street touth "west. Notice of funeral hereaftetr. BOYLE On Saturday, April 20, 1S95, at the residence of her parents, 1902 Tiiird lstreet northwest, Elenor AntoneUe Boyle. Notice of funeral hereafter. HARVEY Fell asleep in Jesus at the residence of her son, Wilton Harvey, Lang don, B. C, on April 19, 1895, at 10 o'clock a. rn., Saiah Virginia Harvey, aged sixty years. Tuneral at Langdon M. E. Church to-day at 3 o'clock p. m. Relatives and friends apeclfuUy invited to attend. HITE Beparted this life Thursday, April 18. 1895, at 2:25 a. m., at her resi dence, Morris road, Hillsdale, B. C, Mrs. Felicia J. Hite, beloved wife of Edmund Hite. Funeral to-day at Snow Creek Baptist Church, Sheridan avenue, Hillsdale, B. C, at 2 p. m. Friends and relatives are respectfully invited. HUDSON April 19, 1895, at 1 o'clock a. m.. Onus. D. Hudson, in the fifty-eighth year of lite age. Funeral from his late residence, 219 Third street northeast, to-day at 2:30 p. m. Friends cordially invited. Burial at Congressional Cemetery. HYATT On April 19, 1895, at 12 p. m., Mrs. Mary A. Hyatt, widow of the late John Hyatt, aged seventy-fivo years. Funeral will take place on Monday at 2 o'clock from her late residence, 1304 B street southeast. Friends and relatives invited to attend. REPP On Saturday, April 20, 1895, nt 4 o'clock a. in., George, only eon of Charles and Mary Repp, aged seven years and four montns. Funeral flora his parents' residence, No. 1635 O street northwest, on Monday, April 22, at 3 o'clock p. m. Relatives and friends arc rcpectfully invited to attend. hTEWART Entered into rest, April 17, 1895, at 4 o'clock p. m., Nancy Stewart, widow of the late Charles Stewart, in the ninety -fifth year of her age. Tuneral will take place from Plymouth Church, Seventeenth and P streets, to-day at 3 o'clock p. m. Friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend. Casket will not be opened in church. B' MEMORY OF ELLA RAY. (Who Bied Early on the Morning of April 11, Aged Twenty-two Years.) Bise, happy child, and sing thy sweetest song! God hath delivered thee from pain and death; JLlong and endless East cr-day is thine. Angels for company, and every breath Divine existence. We who linger here Might envv thee, if, in thy nest so white, If, in thy chair so vacant, we could see The shadow of thy presence, and the light Of dear blue eyes that looked with love in ours. All radiant with the glad in-rush of life So new. so fair, so holy! Easter, there. Must be the fullness of all glory, rife vjth tender meanings, Christly, Heavenly wise. And thy first Eastor morn, a rich surprise. MARY A. BENISON. r " UNDERTAKERS. vricHous & co.. JL Undertakers and EmDalmers, Venn. tvo. and 2d et so.; Tbon 761-3, Capitol Bill. Prompt attention; reasonable tormi. ABIUHTS UNDERTAKING ESTABLISH ment, 1337 Tenth street northwest Specla attention to embalming. Open day and night Phone, 703. mr5-3mo JWILX1A.M LEE, UNDERTAKER. SS2 renneylvfiula avenue northwest first cl&u service. Psoas 1535. jat-6mo i o a distracted Imnortar m a 426 7th. St. ok&&&;i POT-HU-PEU. (Bj Mrs. Will H. Low, a French wonvm and an artist in the fine art of practical French cooking. Copyright, 1895, bv Mrs. Will H. Low.) My object in writing these recipes . is to give an idea of cooking as it is done In a well-to-do French family, which, however, hnsno chef, buta good woman cookorcnly a mai.d-of-all-work. The difference bet weenthetable ifa work ingman and that of a famille bourgeois if.es not exist so muchintheciualityof the food, or tliewayitiscooked.asinthediffcrentsutsof meat which they respectively use. Lot us say.forinstance.thatthe family of means will have a tenderloin steak for breakfast, bought at a good butcher's shop, where the quality of the meat is not to bo questioned. The family of the workingman will bene rved from the same animal, butfroma less choice portion. Nevertheless the preparation of the steak will be the same, and the wife of the workingman will cook her piece of rounds a c reMUv asthe cookof the bourgeois. What is true of beef applies to all the table provi sions. French people can much better do with out chicken than have it of inferior quality. In this they show good sense. A CHEERY KITCHEN. About the kitchen there is little to say except that it must contain the necessary articles, without whicli success in cooking becomes doubtful. It is needless to remark that above all, elcanllnessshould reign there. French people believe Hi freeh air for 'heir potsand pans, instead of (-hutting thetnup in closets as is done here; they are either hung on the walls or kept on shelves, partly un covered. They are the natural ornamentsof a kitchen, and when kept scrupulously Diight and clean, as they should anyway, they give a pretty, cheerful, comfortable look to ''he room. A THREE-BAYS' SOUP. My first recipe will be for that national French dish, Pot-au-feu, called also bouil lon or consomme. It is good, nourishing and economical. For a family of three persons the following proportions will give soup for three days. It is important to have a thick iron pot, tinned insido, with a tight-fitting cover; this pot should not be used lor anything else. Selpct a piece of meat which will not cook dry. Lean plat is very good; the meat is tender and Juicy and makes good bouillon, especially if you add to it a piece of the lower round and juicy bone not a marrow bone which gives only fat and no flavor. For Boup the meat used should always bo freshly killed, as the question of tender ness has nothing to do with boiled leef, which becomes tender anyway when cooked long enough, and which, when fresh, has much more llavor and juice. RECIPE FOR POT-AU-FEU. Two pounds beef, plate. One pound beef, lower round. One juicy beef bone. Four leeks, good size. Two carrots, medium size. Two turnips, medium size, A little celery and parsley. One onion. Five cloves. A small teaspoon Parisian essence. A small handful of salt. The carrots should be scraped and cut in two or four pieces, according to their size; the same with Uie turnips. The U-eks are cut in two and a small bundle is made of the white part; the green is tied with the parsley and celery. All the vegetables should be carefully washed, especially leeks, which always have .'and Inside the leaves. The cloves are set in the onion. The pot should be large enough to contain besides the meat the water, the vegetables and have room left for it to boll without bubbling over. Put the meat in the pot with one quart or cold water to each pound of meat. The first should not be too hot, as the soup must simmer slowly, not boil away in steam. The skimming is very Important, if neg lected the skim sinks lo the bottom. It should be carefully removed as It rises to the surface Lefoie the boiling begins. In that manner only will the bouillon be clear and bright instead of thick and muddy. When boiling begins add salt mo pepper) and all tho vegetables. Let the soup resume its boiling; get on the back ct the stove well covered, and allow it to tJmmer for six hours at least. Five min utes before bcrving put in the essence (this essence colors the bouillon), cover the bottom of the tureen with well-browned bread cut as big as dice; three or four pieces for each person. Strain one-third of the boiling bouillon over the bread, and serve with tho carrots, turnips, and the white part of the leeks (untied) on a sep arate dish. The meat is served hot f rom the pot after tho coup and can bo eaten with mustard, pickles, etc. The rest of the bouillon should be strained in a china or earthen dish, and when cold put in a cool place to keep for future use. It can be tcrved clear the next day, cold or warm, in cups or vermicelli. Italian parte, rice, macaroni, eta, can be cooked in It. A hash can be made of tho meal left over. It can also be warmed in a tomato sauce, or served in different ways for which I will give recipes at another lime. t 3Jmn&K $L iagns- SjSy8a A'a Washington Women With Brains and Business, They Are Earning- Money in Many Ways, from Law and Medicine to Dry Goods and Stock Brokerage and Other WaysB HILE the erforts of the society womai are directed to find ing new ways of amusing herself, her sisters, who embody the foniiuino expres sion of the progress of the age, are hard at work in winning new laurels in tho recently acquir ed territory and slowly, but assurely "wJifS? is tho "business wo front at the capital. Woman has always worked hard, for doubtless Adam madi his botter-halfattend t othe packing when they moved out of Eden, but the present movement is in a new field, a ground hitherto tilled by masculino hands alone. Like the lapping or the tiny waves on tho sea-wall wearing away the earth bit by bit, so the efforts of each In dividual in the presont aro making a flood against which the prejudices of old can make a stand no longer. Woman is in all of the professions and in some branches of her work even at this early stage of the game is fully up to the standard which has been so long required of man. Perhaps the representative woman lawyer of the city is Mrs. Ellen Spencer Mussey, who does business under the firm name of E. S. Mussey. She is a fine looking lady and dresses in a neat, becoming style, whilo ELLEN SPENCER MUSSEY hermannersareexceedlnglygentleandquiet, though direct and business-like. She has a large otfice near the court house, though her practice Is mostly in the Probate Court. She also does a good deal of work for the legations in attending to the settlement of the estates of foreigners who die in this country and whosepropertymustbe returned to the heirs abroad. STUBTEB WITHHERHUSBANB. Mrs. Mussey is an Ohioan and first came to Washington as the priucipal of the Spencer College of which her brother was the head. Her father was the originator of the Spen cerian style of penmanship now regarded as the standard of writing all over the country. In a short while she married Gen. R. B. Mussey, who was a lawyer, and for sixteen years she helped her husband in his office work constantly. Three years ago Gen. Mussey died, and his wife, who had studied law nudor him and become familiar with all routine business, was then admitted to the bar. She has now a most lucrative practice, especially among the ladies. Mrs. Mussoy, who is an authority on the legal status of women, says that the laws in regards lo women's rights to their property and children in tho District will 6oou be changed, as a movement looking to that end is on root anion? the business men. A woman stock broker is a rarity at the capital, but Mrs. Eaton, who has been at that business since last July, is a hard and conscientious worker, and understands tho market as well as any man in the trade. She is a slender woman with browneyes and a rich complexion, and dresses handsomely in gowns of the latest stylo. In manner she y.m, am IjfffiF A CORNER TN MBS. JOHNSTON'S STUDIO. ;i f iB easy but reserved, with a bright turn for conversation and cool judgment. "Br. Nancy Richards" runs a sign on a house ln"Capitol Hill, and the visitor finds Mrs. Richards a pleasant lady, as well as an able physician. Mr. Richards was a member of Congress from Ohio, but was defeated at the last election, and is still in town. Mrs. Richards has been a doctor now for fifteen years, having studied in Cleveland and New York, and first prac ticed in New Philadelphia, Ohio. She has been in town only a few years, but is now getting a good deal of work, her prin cipal patients being ladies, in whose dis eases she takes an especial interest. Mrs. Richards is a pleasant lady with attractive manners, and dresses neatly In da-k colors. She says that the prejudice against lady physicians is rapidly disap pearing and that in the future, women will have an equal chance with the men in that business. Mrs. Richards also remarked that she did not see why a lady could not be a surgeon, that while she sympathized with pain, that did not unnerve her for the operation which would relieve the suf fering, but, on the contrary, made her more careful to prevent pain. There are many other women physicians at the capital and most of them have as much work a3 they can do. A LADY MERCHANT. Perhaps in the dry goods business there is no woman in town who deals more largely or who runs a bigger trade than Mrs. E. A. Haines, whose store Is up on Capitol Hill. The place is an immense atialr, and the whole building ic under her personal su pervision Irom basement to garret, and every bit of buying is done by her in the Northern markets. Mrs. Haines enme to town a few years ago a widow with three children, and when she engaged in business she failed for two 3 ears in everything she undertook. At lastshesecu red a small stand whereshe bi'gau to prosper, and her business so in- DR. GRACE THOMAS. creased that she bought, the corner lot that faces on Pennsylvania avenue and Eighth street, and built upon lt'astore thatis among the largest In the cltyi ( It is of pressed brick, with electric lights ,iand the building alone Is valued at $001,000, while the stock in hand wouldcome to almost as much again. About fifty-one cli'fkff, mostly ladles, are employed, and each department is under the constantly watch fullcfe of the mistress. When Mrs. Haines1-is known to have started a few years ago without a penny, her success is truly wonderful. She Is a rather slender woman, and very quiet In manner, retiring, and -anything but the brusque woman one would expect to see at the head of such a b!g -co'ucern. A woman dentist isimlted a novelty but t here are two in thecity, bothof them experts and both doing well,rtir, Anna Wilson, of Rhode Island avenueis tc highly educated woman and ona whee manners are very attractive. In appearonce'sTie is fine look ing and though she hasbedn in town but a short while, she has succeeded very well. Br. Jessie Kappeler. whose place of busi ness is on L street is au English woman and does her work In a most thorough man ner, and though she is not as strong in the body as a men, her arm possesses wonderful power and can pull a tooth with as much ease as one would unbutton a shoe. A lady dentist is more gentle thau a man and for that reason is more popular with the ladles. EVEN IN REAL ESTATE. Miss Grace M. Thompson is perhaps the only licensed real estate dealers among the ladies and she is the best-known in the city. Her office is up in the Corcoran building where she spends the morning and in the afternoou she is out at her home in Brooklaud. She iB a lady who Is much beloved by all her friends and especially by the children of the place. She is from Ohio and some years ago came on here to get a position in the departments. While waiting 6he stopped with her sister in Brookland and thought she would invest a 6mall sum in the lotsaround. Shedidsoandinafewraonth3 sold at a big profit. Encouraged by this attempt, she aband oned all idea of getting department work and devoted herseir to real estate, the buying and selling of lots in Brookland being hor specialty. She drives a line pair of norses, and is a prosperous woman in spite of tho universal complaint about the hard times that comes from the other dealers. Mrs. Marie Louise Carusi is another lady who does business inland, but hor work is coufincd to conveyancifig'ror a company. Miss Emma Gillett, who is a graduate of Howard University, Tb another real estate lawyer, and does an excellent business. Mrs. Georgia Ricker is, perhaps, one of the most philanthropic women in town, and is a lawyer who practices her profession only in the cause of charity. She is rich, and often defends cases which have enlisted her sympathies in order to help the poor who are uot apt to get fair treatment at the hands of lawyera who aro not so con scientious. Out of the eight ladies who have been ndmitted to practice at thebarintown, only two or three remained in the city. IS A PHOTOGRAPHER. Miss Frances Benjamin Johnston is the only lady in the business of photography in the city, and In her Bkillfut hands it has become' an art that rivals the geniuses of the old world. Miss Johnston, who is a lady of slight build and gentle manners, is a native of West Virginia, but has spent most of her life in Washington, where she has studied art in the best schools. She became most proficient, and then took up illustrating for our best magazines, In whose pages some of her articles appeared. As a writer her work was eagerly sought, and her fine drawings. madeit doubly valua ble. Some one suggested that she use a K? camera forsecuriug herplcturcs, andin that way she began the photographing In which she has achieved such wonderrul results. Her studio Is out on V street, and is fit ted up in artistic effects with draperies, old armor, and a cozy open fire, around which aro clustered a lot of nick-nacks, such as one finds in the dens of artists. Her pictures are not mere sittings to be re produced, but studies in what is beautiful and picturesque, and for delicacy of tone are unexcelled. They are like fine en gravings, with Hie soft finish of satin in the dCTlcate outlines. Many of our prominent pooplo have taken sittings at the studio, among them bolng the ELIZABETH A. HAINES. British Ambassador, Sir Julian Pnunce fote; Margaret, thelittlodaughterof Senator Cameron; Benjamin Constant, tho famous French arli.si, who painted the ime picture of the French Ambassador. Mon. Patcnotre sat for his photo to Miss Johnston and pronounced it the best ho had ever had taken and the only one that gave him satisfaction. Eorao idea may bo obtained of the value of this work from the fact that the largo photo graphs arc priced at $25 a dozen. There aro hosts of other women in the city who are workers, in stores, in type writing offices, as clerks, teachers, milliners and every ono of the government depart ments. And to their credit it must be said that their work, like that of the faithful servant. Is "well done." Mrs. King of "King's Palace" fame Is a lady who has made her influence felt in tbe mercantile world of Washington, and though now a woman past middle life, she is in active charge of Uie store which she runs in partnership with her husband, und moat of the buying and the supervision of tho millinery department receives her personal attention. Mrs. King is a native of Germany and has been married for thirty years, during all of which time she has spent most of her life in active business. In dealing, she dfsplays remarkable judgment and is oue of the most astute buyers in town. V. STUART MOSBY COLEMAN. TO KNTKUTAIN TIIK GIRL.S. Bonnet and toque strings aro dispensed with in nearly all fine millinery. The big leghorn hats are covered with tho mostoxquisit floworaand ribbons. Tailor-made dresses of colored duck win L. The University of Aberdeen has conferred the degree of LL. D. on Miss Jane Harrison. Sleeves show tho 1830 tendency, and are prettily ruffled on to tho long, flat shoul ders. Golden brown, pale fawn color, tan and grefn are the favorite shades in cloth forthe spring capes. Some very smart umbrella handles arc of crystal, with gold lizards or 6uakes twined about them. Crcpons and all sorts of craped fabrics will remain in highest favor for both spring and summer gowns. A new Idea in cotton frocks Is to carry the coloring or the separato waist on to the skirt in a ruffle at the edge. An authority on anthropology says thnt the ears of women are set fartherf orwardon the head than those of men. John Hunter, the famous anatomist, ouco said that the feminine love of conversation was in consequence of a peculiarity in brain tissue. Mrs. Helen Choato Prince, of Boston, whose novel, "Tho Story of Christine Rochefort," has just appeared, is a grand daughter of Rufus Choate. The open-eyclctted pattern of old English needlework is one of the newest trimmings ou gowns of sheer nainsook, as well as on matinee and dressing sacques. Long matinee gowns aro made of soft, sheer crepons and other wools in delicate tints in preference to silk. These gowns oftenfalliulongaccordiouplaitsfromahigh yoke. The adoption of white collars and laco ruf fles at throat and wrists is one of tho most marked features of the spring fiocks, and women are thankful for its daintiness and becomuigness. She "Wns Always Self-Saorlficitig. The life work of Farmer Millsap's wife was over; like a head of wheat fully ripe she was about to be gathered iu by the grim harvester. "I have tried to be, Lucindy," replied Farmer Tdillsap. "You havelaidyourselfoutto make things easy and comfortable liko for me." "I have always tried to do my sheer, Lu cindy." "Obadiah," she went on, "we've lived to gether fifty-five years, hain't we?" "We have." "And ever since we were married you've eat all the bread crusts, hain't you?" "I don't deny it, Lucindy; I have." "You've eat the bread ciusts for fifty-five years.so'sl wouldu'thave to eat 'em, hain't you, Obadiah?" "I don't deny it, Lucindy." "Obadiah," sam Farmer Millsap's wife, after a pause, "it was very kind of you. And now you won't mind my telling you ono thing, will you?" "No. What is it, Lucindy?" "Obadiah," and there was a world of self abnegation in her voice, "I always was fond of crusts." Philadelphia Times. Clinnge of Schedule on the Southern Rail way, Sunday. April 21, 1805. On and after Sunday, April 21st, trains Nos. 33 and 3-1, THE NEW YORK ANB FLORIBA SHORT LLNE LIMITEB , leav ing Washington 10:05 p. m. and returning arriving at Washington at 9:45 a. m., will be withdrawn from service. Local trains, Nos. 9 and lO.forBauville, will leave Washington 8:00 a. m., as at present and returning arrive at Washington 2:10 p. m., instead of 3:46 p. m. The U.S. FAST MAIL leaving Washington 11:01 a. m. will be changed to leave at 11:15 a. m., and returning will arrive at Washington 8:30 p.m., instead of 9:36 p. m. Trains Nos. 15 and 16 for Charlottesville will leave Washington 4:45 p.m., and re turning will arrive at Washington 8:40 a. m., Instead of 10:52 a.m. Trains Nos. 13 and 14. Srrasburg local, daily except Sunday, will leave Washington 4:01 p. m., and returniug will arrive at Washington 9:45 a. m. THE WASHINGTON AND SOUTHWEST ERN VESTIBULED LIMITED leaving Washington 10:43 p. m. and returning at 6:42 a. m., will be unchanged. There wilLbe no change onthe Washington and Ohio division. al9-3t MwSB' Willi. Annual Meeting of Continental Chap ter, Daughters of the Kevolntion. Woman's Eesponsibility In Education Dis cussed at the Last Meeting of the District Suffrage Association. Continental Chapter, D. A. R., held ita annual meeting at the Oxford on Monday last. Hon. William E. Curtis read a paper on "Wakefield, the birthplace of George Wash ington." Mr. Curtis described his recent visit to tho place, which is now, alter a lapse of some years, again in possession of and occupied by some of the descendants of the Washington famUy, Mr. and Mrs. John L. Wilson. Mrs. Mary S. Gest, Vice Regent, reviewed the work accomplished by the Chapter during tho past year. She also described the social entertainments offered by the Continenatl, and spoke of the free course of American history lectures which the members and their guests had enjoyed. Mrs. Marian Longrcllow O'Bonohue read an ndmlrablo paper on "Patriotism." Mrs. W. A. Boyd, who has considerable histrionic talent, recited from Elizabeth Barrett Browning's "Mother and Poet." Mr. James Watson and Miss Judson sang a duet. - Mifs Heitzel, Regent of the Mt. Vernon Chapter, B. A. R., gave a spirited recita tion of a patriotic poem by the "soldier priest, Muhlenhurg. Miss Garner recited "Jcamie O'Neal" in a manner that could hardly be excelled by a professional. Prof. Gdmaiue rendered in his inimitable btyle the "Professor and the Old Maid" by spe cial request. Miss Julia Rock described in easy style how the train left Mr. Mann, and how his wife kissed her ringer tips to her husband, who wns"jubt too latetoeatch the train." The music was excellent, both instru mental and vocal. Mrs. Minnie T. Balllnger, Regent, pre sided with her usual grace, and made her second farewell speech, which was greatly applauded. Among those present were Br. and Mrs. Hawley, Hon. William E. Curtis, Miss Alice Judsou, Mrs. Bavis, Mrs. William Burdette. Mr. James Watson, Judge and Mrs. J. Edwards, Mrs. O. B. Brown, Mrs.L. B. Merrick, Mrs. E. B. Denbam, Mrs. S. B Craig, Mrs. and Miss Garner, Br. Given, Mrs. A. M. Rock. Miss Julia Rock, MifS Longfellow, Mr. and Mrs. M. F. O'Bon ohue, T. J. Fitzgerald, of the Pittsburg Bispatch; J. A. Settle, Mrs. W. A. Boyd, Miss E. E. Boyd, Mrs. Robert N. Harrier, Miss Belle. F. Vass, J. Barday Breckinridge, Br. and Mrs. W. T. Guss, Mr. J. V. Wig gius, Br. B. H. Rlggs, Mrs. Katherine Mc Monigal. M. O. Stelle, Br. Muncastcr, Mr. J. C. Cooke, Miss M. Balllnger, Miss Harris, Mrs. Stadiey, Mrs. Martin, Mrs. Bascom, Mrs. Moffete, Mrs. S. B. Craig, Maj. Settle. Miss Eugenia Washington, Br. Stcrrlin, Br. Guss, Mrs. M. S. Gist, Mrs. Battle Miller Stocking, Miss Lilian R. Messenger, Mr. and Mrs. George Bacon, Mrs. Bora T. Voorhls, Mrs. Bogers, and others. "Woman's responsibility in education" was the subject discussed at the Iastmeeting of the Db-trict Suffrage Association. Mrs. Eudora L. Hailman presented the subject, and at once enlisted her hearers in kindergarten work. An Informal dis cussion led to inquiries as to the status of kindergarten instruction in the public schools, and a committee was appointed, with Mrs. Hailman as chairman, to obtam gomeaceurate data on thesubject. Considerationof work for the comingyear was postponed until next meeting. A ballut resulted In the choice of Mrs. B. B. Cheshire as the nominee of theaspooia tion for one of the directors of the District Federation of Women's Clubs. There are ninedlrectors to be elected at the adjourned meeting of the Federation on May 10, and, as there are ten clubs in the Federation, there will be some lively competition. After some discussion upon the subject, it was decided to make an effort to raise some money toward the amount still due on the busts of Mrs. Stanton, Miss Susan B. Anthony, and Mrs. Lucretia Mott, which have been made by Miss Adelaide Johnson, and were on exhibition at the ChlcagoExposItion. Mrs. Greeuleaf, of New York, is treas urer of tho fund, and the members of the B. V. S. A. were urged to place all con tributions in the hands of the treasurer of the association without delay, so that the amount collected might be sent in bnlk to Mrs Greenleaf. Among the members present were: Mrs Ellen Powell Thompson, Mrs. E. L. Hail mann, Mesdames Tindall, Ward, Lucas, Edgar, McNaughton, Gillett, Case, Thomas, Monroe, Colby, Roberst, White, Cheshire Noerr, Terrell, Shaw, Nevens, Williams. There were a great many visitors. Wimodaughsis will have a kitchen and dining room exhibit at,No. 1328 I street on teb.23d, 24th and25th instant. "BusyEees"isthenomeof aclubofyoung people organized for the study otAmerican authors. The members have been doing faithful work and In recent examinations the names of the Misses Violet Pierson and Jeanet:.ef Isabel and Lulu Robertson and Mr. Will T. Pierson, jr., have been placed upon the roll of honor. One very creditable issuo of their bright little paper, "Clover Leaves," was composed entirely of original poetry, tho contribution-or Miss Mary Tal bert showing marked talent. One of the subjects discussed lately, by the young folks, was "the instinctive, individual conception of the appearance of God." At least half a dozen women's clubs or associations are engaged in raising funds to erect buildings in this city. U. S. Grant Circle No. 1,G. A.R., Isworkingfora home for the widowB and orphans of soldiers and sailors. A committee composed of members of the Twentieth Century Clnbare adding to a fund left by a dying soldier to be applied to the founding of a home for the widows and orphans of soldiers and sailors; the Woman's Relief Corps are working to the same end and each laboring to do the work alone, so as alone to get the credit. When Mrs. Anna Hamilton was elected presidentof the Bepartment of the Potomac she promptly resigned the office of president of Potomac Corps, much to the regiet ot the members, but iu tho election of Mrs. Edgar to fill the vacancy, which election was held this week, the corps has selected a worthy succcssor. Mrs. Edgar appointed as her secretary Miss Ruth Hamilton, a bright young High School girl, the youngest member of tho older to hold eo responsible a position. She is tbe daughter of an old soldier, who, less than thiee monthsa go, was mustered into the Grand Army above and she is ardently interested in the work. Her appointment is a practical exemplifica tion or the policy or utilizing new blood in the W. R. C. work. Mrs. Bessie Boone Cheshire was elected to riirthe vacant chair or senior vice presi dent of the corps, an office she is pre eminently well nttcd to occupy, being a woman c$ culture, broad philanthropic ideas, and devoted to the interests or the old soldier. Mrs. Elizabeth Moutis, who was secretary of Burnsldo Corps, alfo re signed, as sho felt that it was not fitting for her to hold both that and tho office of senior vice president of the department. Mrs. Hamilton and her staff have visited a number of the corps and on Wednesday evening were guests of honor at tho "at home" of Lafayette Corps, given to Henry Wilson Post, of the Soldiers' Homo, in re turn for courtesies extended to them at various times. Some twenty-five mem bers or the post, under Commander Jacob Moore, attendedinuniform, and theoccasion was a marked success. John A. Logan Corps, or Anacostia; Lincoln, and Bum side Corps have been visited and all are in a prosperous condition, numerically and financially. Mrs. Bumilton has the advantage of her sister department presidents, for bhe can round up every corps in her department in person in two weeks' time if siie liKcs, and 6he evinces a disposition ro do it. It is ot material benefit to both depart ment and corps to be able to do this, and the Innovation is hailed with every mark of approval. At the meeting of the Federation cf Clubs of the Bistrict Mrs. Katherine Me Monigle read an interesting and '.istnictive paper on the growth and prosperity of the Woman's Relief Corps of the i'.'strict. Better I I Others. "The universal verdict-" Prize Winning Contributions BY THE Ladies of Washington ON PILLSBURY'S BEST FLOUR FIEST PRIZS, Awanird to Mrs. Kendall Alexander. 1CIT 30tXrU AIK3I SOIT IL. Mm. b. vcasiilafiy of talent and taste, Mcch beloved la the circles wrbose presences iba traced; She excelled. In the arta which a husband afeeala please. And managed, her household with marvelous eLa Possesed of a masterful spirit, she seazht To make her home perfect, as eaeh of as dtfgbt; Xorletserrantsrldtt her. norsBopstepersur Just what she should bur and how conch dfceshoals par- It happened, one day, as she walked dawn tns street. The foltowlnsc legend her eyes chanced to meet: "Bur I'lUsbery's Best, 'tin the twst flour an earth Competitors, cren, acknowledge IU worth! This wlde-awatelady, wlthoct patne or doubt. Stepped Into the Tery first grocer's abeuU "Pray send me a bag or this Pltisbary's Best." She said to the srucer, "lit Elve tt a test." Thesrocer bo wed tow, with com ptaisaace and easel He was plainly BostanxkBStoatC and tep!as. But he had nut a pound of that brand la tfeestora, Tho others as jood such as ceres and mart. For once in his Tcoo wledce, theeroeer had met A lady who knew what she wanted toct; She would haTeoothlnsotBertbanl'lItsbary's Best, And.despUeprotestattons.conttnaed her quest. To three several grocers she went la a trice. Bat each offered "leaders" at seme special price AMured her their floar was as jreod as the best. And equal toPUlshary's even they gaeued. Then straight to the agent she went with her plea. That statements and facts for herself she ralshj see; She pondered and read, the best part of an hoar. And learned of the merits of PlUshory's fleur. She ordered a barrel of rubbery 'a Best With some slight misgivls: H most, be OMfessed. That was tea years ago. Since, the hoar she ha blessed That first she Invested tn PHUbury's Best. Tls the "peail beyond price" tn the homes ot aU classes. ForPJUsbary's Tfest U the floor far tbe masses. Tls traly the Lest, both la foot and ta name. And merit Is ever iacreaslng Its fame. Then, good friends, be convinced assume, a flna stand Discard once far all every cheap, local brand; And believe Mn. S-. with bar siea praseac. That nothing Is better than "PU.I.SBeSY'3. BEST." PILLSBURY'S BEST T77 IS KXOWX THROUGHOUT The Civilized World ASTHE Tho trade supplied by L. H. Wieman, 216 10TH ST. X. W. It's the missing link to home comfort the kind of credit we give never costs anybody a penny it's our "business bringer" and it is as free as airl We tell you that our prices areas low as any cash prices you can find and we've marked everything In plain figures so you can make your own comparisons. Tell us that you will pay a little something weekly or monthly and there Isn't a wagon around the place that's big enough to hold what you can buy. Don't ever think about any such things as notes and Inter estwe've rubbed them out don't like 'em thev'ra UNNECESSARY. Come In and get all the Furniture Matting Carpets Baby Carriages Refrigerators you want we'll fix the pay ments to suit YOU. ROGAN'S MAMMOTH 819 CREDIT 821 HOUSE, 823 Street H.I. Between H and I Sts. The Woman's Relief Corps "eleven vears and a half ago entered upon ifs iintlonal existence with a few hundred members. It closed its tenth year, lost July, with 110,000 members iu good ind regular standing, which means an annual paid-up membership of $1 each. In thvse ten years it raised and expended over $1,0-11,-000 In cash for the benefit of ini-jrionato soldiera and their families or tho widows and orphans of those deceased, has founded schools, homes, and hospitals, or tiwurtd important legislation to tbi3 end. EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS. TupHs of Mr. 1. J. Flshor Sliovs- Sumplea or Work at His Studio. The opening of the art exhibition at tas studio of Mr. P. J. Fisher, in the Corcoran Building, was largely attended between the hours of 10 and 5:30 o'clock yesterday. Several hundred pictures of various kind3 by the pupils of Mr. Fisher were exhibited. A picture ot a skye-terrier by Mrs R. Van dcrgritt was greatly admired. Several sketches by Mr. Samuel H. Land rum and Miss Emma Riotte attracted much atten tion. Among the other exhibitors wera MiS3 Grace Anderson, Mrs. Allen, Miss Fanntc Burke. Mrs. Bartlett Browne, Mrs. Camp, Mrs. Edward Caverly, Mtsa Cheno .'ctn, Miss Mamie Boolittle, Mrs. Buglas, Mrs. Ewimr. Miss "FT. "M "Pnrr. na Tfc.riTin Gray, Mrs. Br. McArdle, Miss Sue Jones, miss .auce uoarrey, air. iieilotte, Mrs. .ad, Mrs. Narcissa Owen, Miss Mary L. ) obinson,Mrs. Br. Parker, Miss Otterback, 1 Louise Patterson. Mrs TT "U Tnatn. jrs. Alvaro Gibbcns. Mrs. Ueath, MI33 wuma iNorris, Airs. Thompson, Miss Eaklea and Mrs. Owens. , nb Ul