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Arkansas ladies' journal. (Little Rock, Ark.) 1884-1886, May 09, 1885, Image 1

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4.1, no. 45.
GEORGINE WOODRUFF, f A «ociate 5\ nters.
■(RS. J. L. PALMER, )
lies in business enterprises, can find with this journal
rates of advertising.
or subscriptions, and matter intended for the
our paper, we desire addressed
IBhe Press Excursionists arrived at
fllena last Thursday evening at 10.30
j®ock, A committee from Helena board-
train a little above the city, and
a cordial welcome to the excur-
At the depot carriages were in
■® ss and the members of the Press
■ to the city and were very de-
arranged for by the citizens of
■«SOPE has evidently been debating the
second thought concerning the great
■ / that seemed so near. With all
■/■f, eensal(l ot the Policy ofGlad
■hn V CC ° mplishestermsof Peace for
■ statesman of whom a
■ »?? lll>CprOl,d ’ cool >fi™ ami
nation of
B he controllln » power. If-
■ saved S h SCUrred how much bas this
tbe , g ™ f ’ the
■laities kl ’ theflnanc >al troubles,
Hos distr P ’ lhe j lSturbance there with
■st Bing i e SS ; nd loss > Gladstone has
■p i " ' rarde<l frorathef -
■ *“ h »«a of that llome . like
"° tab,e woman > true and
Merbih w°j DCed lntbe last we ek.
n] and second wife
■ aSt at h *r resi 1 l ° mmodore > breathed
K* Me !h ' deoCeinNew York City.
■* Cl >'i3tian’ 3 T T CBt ’ hi « h -
B*'” . 9 M,ss Frank
I ’ slle Was au honored
communicant of the Methodist Church.
Woed and won by the old Commodore, and
placed in a prominent and trying position
m the gayest part of the gay world, her
heart never severed, nor did her hand tire
in good works. Large charities were the
result of her influence, conspicuous among
which is the Vanderbilt University, Nash
ville, Tennessee.
The first morning session of the annual
meeting of the Press Association of Arkan
sas convened in the pretty and very com
modious opera house in the city of
Helena. The meeting was called to order
by President Colburn, and an opening
prayer was offered by Rev. Dr. Winfield,
of Little Rock.
The chair appointed standing committees
on. Membership, resolutions, memorials
to dead, treasurer's books, amendments to
constitution and by laws.
A resolution was introduced by Mr.
Folsom, of Augusta, to consider the subject
of foreign advertising. Referred to com
Amendment to constitution introduced
by G. R. Williams, limiting the term of
honorary membership. Referred to com
Fifteen new members were admitted to
the Association.
Resoluti m adopted to take effect next
meeting that each member of the Associa
tion shall furnish the session a late copy of
his or her paper.
We take the article below from an ex
change. There is a great beauty in
charity, when we forget ourselves, and
think of those less fortunate, letting not
our left hand know of the gentle work in
which the right is engaged:
“Among the palliative methods for re
lieving the condition of stranded women
in large cities, one of the best, is the estab
lishment of exchanges, where, for a
reasonable commission, the handiwork,
useful, decorative, or artistic, of women is
sold at prices which will pay the worker a
just remuneration for time and labor.
“There are several things that should be
guarded against in establishments of this
sort. The goods taken should be saleable—
goods of their kind—and should always
include in their price the value of material
and the just value of the time employed
in manufacture. They who under sell the
time of women who are employed in shops,
or who, because of other means of support’
count time as of no value, and thus cheapen
the work of average working women, do a
grievous wrong. Women, who to earn
pocket money, set a less price upon their
work than that for which the woman who
has bread and shelter to earn, can afford
to do it, sin against the very highest law
of love given us by the Master.
“V omen, who having no need to do
work for wages and profit, crowd their
work into the market and compete with
the bread earners, bear upon their garments
the blood of souls that go down to death,
not because they are depraved, but because
they are starved.
“Women’s exchanges should be carried
on upon strictly business principles. In
this city of Washington there is room for
at least three such establishments. They
should have no trace nor taint of charity
upon them, lhe establishment now car
ried on here under the auspices of some
young society women, is marred in excel
lence and injured in influence by the fact
that it is put before the world as a
charitable institution. Any thoroughly
honest woman, with average administration
and executive abilities, and a very little
capital, could open here a commission
room for womens’ work, and charging pre
cisely the same ten per cent, of which these
Christian young ladies mulct the work
women who furnish the material for their
enterprise, could make a comfortable sup
port. The trouble heretofore with the
attempts to establish these commission
shops here, has been that the persons so
doing have invariably appealed either to
public or private charity to assist in the
undertaking. It is worse than nonsense,
it is fraudulent pretence to call any mar
ket for women’s work a charity, so long as
a commission equal to that charged by
regular tradesmen is exacted from those
who find the stock in trade. Any assump
tion of patronage on the part of the vendors
is ridiculous; if there is any such thing, it
rests with the buyers. Such a footing
Subscription, $2.00 a Tear.

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