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Ladies of St. Paul Who Have
Made Good Ventures in
Real Estate.
filiss Ida C. Stowell Regarded
as the Queen Among" All
the Dealers.
By Profitable Dealing- She Has
Accumulated a Hand
some Fortune.
School Teachers Who Have
Taken Advantage of the
City's Growth.
The prayers of Susan B.Anthony and
the other aunts of our country have
been heeded. The swish of women's
skirts as heard in every path of life.
"Notice the procession of St. Paul real
estate dealers as it passes along. Petti
coats and pantaloons march side by
side, and a lamb eats a lion as often as
a lion eats a lamb. Men differ in
their opinion of women who
dabble in dirt. One gallant old
soul down on East Fourth street,
When he was asked if he had any women
who operated in real estate through
him, smiled beatifieally and declared he
was happy to say that be had. An
agent next door to him grated his teeth
at the mention of the subject; said he
had had dealings with women in the
past, and intimated that it would be a
hot January when he did so in the
future. With blood in his eye he told
how they monopolized his time almost
to the exclusion of everything else.
They took a real estate agent for a proph
et, and expected Jhim to throw a few
miracles into every deal he had with
them. They would spend hours on a
stretch at his office trying to find out
what the prospective v .lues of their
property was for every day of a year to
come. They wanted a profit on every
investment, and if by any turn in the
market they were left with a bad piece
of property on their bands, they held
him responsible and insisted on his tak
ing it back and paying them interest on
the amount invested. He told of
one woman who became frightened
at a decline in values and
refused to carry over her property to
the better times he saw ahead. She
made-hint relieve her of the land, and
when two month later he sold it at an
advance of 100 per cent she was as mad
as a March hare, and published it
abroad that lie bad cheated her out of
The majority of women are so igno
rant of business methods that they are
either disagreeably suspicious, or sui
cidally confiding. "Most of them will
put their names to any paper you tell
them to, without any idea of what they
are signing," said one agent on Jack
son street, while another in the same
block gave a different experience.
Women he had dealt with wanted
every unimportant detail explained to
them, and If they failed to comprehend
it. they refused to continue operations
until they hail been instructed by their
attorney. Col. Davidson says he finds
of suspicious ami confiding natures
among women as among men, and that,
making due allowance for difference in
early training, special business ability
is as common in one sex as in the
The majority of women who go into
real estate are either widows, who get
the fever managing property left them
by their husbands, or old 'maids, who
have set out to shape as they may the
destiny that has declined to be hewn
into a man. Said one agent: "1 would
be glad if 1 could learn to tell a spinster
by sight. lam forever mocking their
single blessedness and compromising
Uieu dignity by asking them to bring
their husbands around to sign their
Among unmarried women the most
successful speculators in real estate are
schoolma'anis. They take advantage of
the monthly payment plan and sink a
certain part of their salary in realty
every month. There is a handsome
agent— by the way.it is a fact worthy of
mention that it is the best-looking, best
natured men who have the widest ex
perience with female speculators— and
it is this sort of man who tells regret
fully how he everlastingly ruined his
business with one schoolma'am.
"1 drove her out to see a piece of
property one day last winter," says he,
"and in turning the horse around 1
managed to upset the sleigh and send
my ambitious young woman head
first into a snowdrift. The mo
ment she was on her feet again,
she rather indignantly demanded to
know if I meant to kill her, whether she
bought the lot or not. I meekly dis
claimed any such bloodthirsty inten
tion; but, upsetting the girl, 1 upset a
sale and lost a customer. She has never
been near me since— she was a pretty
girl, too," he adds, in tone of deep
ened regret.
First among all the women who have
speculated successfully in St. Paul
realty comes
She is known as the "Mascot," from
the wonderful luck that lias attended
her in every deal. Miss Stowell is an
advance number of the coming woman
that, unlike most sample copies, makes
you feel that you would like to send
ahead an order for the whole edition.
Her personal appearance is very attract
ive. She is a brunette, rather below
medium height, with a pretty, well
rounded figure. Her face is lighted by
a pairof expressive gray eves, and when
she smiles, dimples play about her
mouth in a way that inclines one to sing.
"Here's my cash, O take and sink it in
Borne corner lot, 1 pray"— not so much
on account of the lot as on account of
establishing some connection with her.
Her style of dressing everyday sug
gests the dress of the business man,
which is purely a matter of clothing
one's self well, and not of personal
adornment. Her manner is perhaps her
chief charm. It has all of the grace
with none of the mawkish senti
mentalism common to femininity.
One of the most prominent real estate
dealers in town says of Miss Stowell:
"I met her only a few weeks ago.
From all 1 had heard of her business ca
pacity, I naturally expected to see a
woman thoroughly masculine in appear
ance, and you can believe I was sur
prised to find her womanly, every inch
of her. She came in here to consult
•with me about the value of certain lots,
and l started out to generously give her
the benefit of my information; but bless
me! it was no time till I saw that she
knew ten times as much about the
whole subject as 1 did. She is probably
the. most accurately informed real estate
dealer there is in town, and there are
none who can discount her judgment
in buying and selling." This opinion
of Miss Stowell is general. Out of
twenty-five real estate men who gave
me their verdict of women who specu
late, not one said anything different of
her. Miss Stowell came from Peoria,
111., several years ago to teach school in
St. Paul. Real estate was booming,
and. like everybody else, she invested
her surplus. She realized 400 per cent
on her first investment. < This was en
couraging and she continued buying,
telling none of her friends what she was
doing. At the end of a year her opera
tions in real estate had assumed
such proportions , that she gave
up school teaching and devoted her
entire energies to speculating. The
deal that brought her into prominence
was the sale of fifty-four acres of land
to Bishop Ireland. Her last big trans
action was the purchase of a lot with a
frontage of 104}.< feet on Fifth street
and 102}$ feet on Robert, for which she
paid §115,000. This has placed her for
tune beyond all possibility of a crash.
The location of the lot makes nothing
less than an earthquake capable of work
ing her harm. Miss Stowell has been in
strumental in bringing a large amout of
Eastern capital into the city. During
the past year the sum has been some
thing over 8100,000. When she be
gan operating in real estate she
did not know what an abstract
is. Now she is a notary public, and was
the first woman in Minnesota to be so
distinguished. She manages several
syndicates, does her own conveyancing
and her own bookkeeping; attends, in
fact, to all the details of her business.
She sells through an agent generally,
but since falling into unscrupulous
hands about a year ago, when an at
tempt was made to swindle her out of a
great many thousand dollars, she sel
dom employs the same agent twice. She
says she is "guided, but never gov
erned," by the advice of an agent. She
is perfectly self-reliant, and believes
that a woman who does man's work
should be so. She put on boxing gloves
and a thinking cap when she began her
career, and expects always to do her
own thinking and her own fighting.
MissStowell's wealth is differently esti
mated by different real estate men
not less than $100,000. and from that to
5150.000. She is not over twenty-five
years of age, and had nothing to begin
with but the earnings of a
school teacher. She is wonderfully
philosophical anout her success. "I
have never sacrificed a moment's sleep
to the fear that my money might go as
quickly as it came," she says. "If such
were to be the case, 1 would just be
thankful for the good time it has en
abled me to have for a few years, and I
could go back to teaching mathematics,
none the worse off for my experience in
real estate."
who has made a fortune in real estate
is Miss E. M. Barrett, of West St. Paul.
She • went into it to win, did a regular
commission business, and in a short
time was worth $."_■, 000 or $60,000.
Miss Clara Blakeman, principal of the
Longfellow school, has also been very
successful in real estate. Her invest
ments have netted her the neat sum of
830,000. She is a very pretty girl— "a
mighty good catch," said a broker, with
a sigh that breathed regret upon his
married state and yearning for either
the privileges of Utah or the bereave
ment ot divorce.
Miss Mary C. Houghtaling, teacher
in the Madison school, is another of St.
Paul's bonanza schoolma'anis. She
has enriched herself by judicious in
vestments of her salary in real estate,
and is worth between §20,000 and s2s,ooo.
Among the widows who are active
speculators in real estate, there is
possibly none more prominent than
Mrs. Thomas Owen. Mrs. Owen, by
her own confession, is a widow after
the manner of the Irish woman whose
husband was "not worth mentioning."
Thomas is only the nominal head of the
house, and is purely a minor consider
ation. Mrs. Owen is fat, fair and
forty. She weighs three hundred
pun talks like a man, always is
in a hurry, and is known among
the brokers as "the hustler." SI c
waddles from one office to another, at d
the boys always pull themselves to
gether when they see her on the street,"
said a broker. "It's a sure sign of ac
tivity—somebody's going to have a
chance to make a sale." She tends
strictly to her business. She will never
sign a contract, and she hates to pay a
commission as the devil hates to pay
rent for a pew in church. She has good
property, both here and in California,
that is valued at £(.0.000 or 875,000.
Mrs. Allie Hewitt, widow of Girard
Hewitt, is one of the wealthiest real es
tate owners in town. On the death of
her husband, who was a real estate
dealer, some twelve or fifteen years
ago, she became possessed of a large
amount of property, that was then of
comparatively little value, but which
lias increased immensely in her hands,
owing to natural causes and her judi
cious management. Mrs. Hewitt is
very shrewd in a deal, and trusts no
Mrs. Maggie Reaney is another widow
who, on the death of her husband, came
into an estate that was large but not
worth much money. Mrs. Reaney,
though she had had no business exper
ience whatever, assumed the entire con
trol of her property, and as real estate
boomed, sold and bought until now she
is worth 835,000 or 840.000.
Mrs, Messenger, of West St. Paul, is
a well-known character in real estate
circles. She lists property and makes
sales like any man, and has acted as the
agent of one of the railroads in several
big deals. She is now the enviable
owner of 400 acres of land near White
Bear lake that is clear of all mortgages.
Mrs. Jane Hale, of Dayton's ' bluff,
speculates largely and successfully in
real estate. She never makes less than
100 or 200 per cent in any transaction.
Mrs. E. M. Drew, of Pleasant avenue,
is an active real estate dealer.
Mrs. Julia Myers, of Broadway, has
made a fortune dabbling in dirt. She
began with 11,000, which "she took to an
agent, telling him she wanted to invest
it on her own hook, that her husband
was "a good man but no hustler," and
consequently if the family bark got
to the front she had to set out and stir
up a breeze to fill the sails.
She doubled her money in her
first investment, and uniform
success has since attended her.
Mrs. Emily Huntington Miller, the
authoress, is a woman who lends a
charm to real estate dealing by mixing
up in it. She has invested her money
through Miss Stowell, and it goes with
out saying that her luck has been phe
Mrs. Houghton, a little English
woman who contracted the fever of
American enterprise, deals also in real
estate in genuine feminine fashion. At
the beginning of her career she went to
an agent telling him she wanted to buy
some land. He informed her he had
twenty acres of rough land about five
miles out that was worth 850 per acre.
She at once said she would take it. He
suggested and finally insisted on her
seeing the property before she bought
it. Ho drove her out, and when they
were near the place, he said, "Do you
see that big hill?"
"That's just what I thought it was,
I'll take it," she replied. Her first in
vestment netted her 200 per cent. She
will never look at anything before buy
ing it, if she can help it. She has made
a large amount of money and recently
took her husband to England at her ex
Mrs. Cyrus J. Thompson has made
some very successful deals in real es
; tate and is ambitious to become a regu
lar operator, but 'is prevented by the
persistent and unaccountable opposition
of her husband.
The growth of feminine independence
is alarming from any standpoint, but
from a financial one, it is especially
so. Dollars and cents make the
last tie that binds the aspiring female to
a man. The day when every woman
runs her own bank account approaches,
and on that day the long down-trodden
may walk over the tyrant. Men on their
knees will beg for a solitary quarter
from their wives in the same pathetic
tone in which their wives in the past
have begged from them. And will they
get it? .. Ah, there is our fear, and their
strongest hope. They will get it every
time, unless progression kills woman,
and builds her over from the foundation
up. ; Pauline Pry.
It Was Loaded.
Prairie Grove (Ark.) Banner.
Last Monday evening, while James
Cass was cleaning up a piece of new
ground just east of town, he found an
old bomb, and paying but little atten
tion to it, threw it into the fire and went
about his work. But that bomb, though
it had lain there ever since the Prairie
Grove, battle, over twenty years ago,
presently aroused the thoughtless work
man by exploding with a loud report
and scattering its deadly missiles in all
directions. A stray piece fell in Mr.
Hardy's yard, barely missing his little
girl, who was playing there, frighten
ing her very much. Another fragment
went whizzing through the air, fright
ening a farmer, who was ploughing in a
fielda quarter of a mile away.
The Possessor of the Handsomest Rubies
in Washington.
Kilwatchter Castle, Ireland, the. Home
of a Cousin-Mrs. Davis' Early
From the Washington Capital.
The handsom est rubies I have ever
seen are those owned by the wife of
Senator Davis, of Minnesota. These
stones, of a vivid blood-red color, flash
and scintillate with every changing
light. They have been in the family
for more than a century, and were in
herited by Mrs. Davis from her great
aunt, Anna Malcolm, for whom she was
named, and who, up to the time of her
death, lived on the old estate in Scot
land, near Edinburgh. The pin, which
is a little twig of gold, is set with four
rubies on either side, the stones gradu
ated in size toward the center. The
setting is unique, from the fact that it
is an original one, each stone being
firmly held in place with a tight
fitting gold cap. Several years ago
wishing to wear the ear rings, Mis.
Davis had the long drops cut and a
spiral affixed to the largest stones. Mrs.
Davis, who is the typical Scotch lassie,
in appearance, large, finely formed, with
comely features and high fresh coloring,
has one ot the most interesting histories
of any woman in "Washington. Through
her father, Edward Chester Agnew, she
is a cousin of the late Dr. Agnew and
of Sir Andrew Agnew, of Scotland, in
whose branch of the family the title of
baronet has been extant since the year
1629. Another cousin, who has recently
died, was Margaret Agnew, of Kil
wachter Castle, in Lauren, Ireland,
which is noted for the fact of having
369 windows, the number in former
times being regulated according to the
nobility of the family.
While Mrs. Davis was a pupil of the
Convent of the Visitation in St. Louis
she lost her mother at the age of thirteen
years, and from that time her life was
not an easy one. Her father, educated
in Scotland as a draughtsman and archi
tect, was a man of brilliant talents,
who, unfortunately for himself, at the
outbreak of the war was one of the first
to join the First Minnesota, Company A,
volunteers, for his army life brought on
the dissipated habits which proved his
ruin. The property left by his wile
could not be touched until their youngest
child attained the age of eighteen years.
Mrs. Davis, as the eldest of the three
girls, was brought up by her aunt,
Miss Janet Agnew, who now lives
at Senator Davis' home in Minne
sota; but it was considered necessary
for the young girl to earn her living,
though the aunt was rich and could well
have afforded to support her in comfort.
Inheriting from her father a fine mu
sical talent, she turned it to practical
account, and for many years supported
herself entirely by giving music les
sons. This was before the day of street
cars, and many a bleak, blustery day
did the courageous young girl make her
way through heavy snowdrifts to give
the hour's lesson at the homes of her
patrons. Often it happened that . the
lessons to her more advanced scholars
would be received by herself only
that morning from an old music teacher
interested in her career. Within the
past few years, through her
grandfather, William K. Dickson,
who was a man of great wealth
and landed property in St. Paul, Mrs.
Davis and her sisters inherited $10,000
each, the bulk of the property going to
the old man's son. Mrs. Davis has re
cently set to music one of her poems,
published several years since, "Words
Spoken Long Ago,'' and Mrs. Brown
ing's verses, "The Year's Spinning."
* *
The unhappy experience of Senator
Davis in his first marriage is so gener
ally known as to be more a matter of
public than private record. The wife
separated from her first husband to
marry him, in turn deserted him for a
Frenchman named Laplace, with whom
she fled to Utah. and after going through
the divorce courts of that state, she
again married and settled in California.
It was not until some time after these
events that Senator Davis met his pres
ent wile then Miss Agnew.
Good Work.
Chicago Herald.
The district attorney at Eau Claire,
Wis.. Homer D. Cooley. is entitled to
praise for the effort he is making to
close the dance houses and woman-pens
of his region. The two keepers now in
the toils of the law are named Barker
and Hamilton, and the citizens who are
vigilantly aiding the district attorney
believe both wretches can be sent to
state's prison. Chicago has a deep in
terest in the downfall of these resorts.
It is from the streets of this city that re
cruits are daily enlisted and victims so
licited for the lecherous mysteries and
brutalities of the northern pineries.
The Herald has let a great light in upon
this chief disgrace of Gov. Husk's ad
ministration. It is equally prompt to
cheer and encourage the brave young
official who lias begun the work of
Out on Third.
Washington Critic.
He was a base ball player and he
asked a girl to marry him. •
"Out on fast she said, with a cold,
rejective smile. Mggj
"Don't flatter yourself," he replied,
as he picked himself up, "it's out on
In This Age a Man's Merits,
Not His Ancestry,
Respect Is the One Thing
That Wealth Will Not
Peter Berkey Chats About
His Success in Busi
ness Life.
Beginners Cannot Do Better
Than to Emulate His
"A man is respected and appreciated
for his merits," remarked Peter Berkey,
the St. Paul capitalist; "and this is
especially true and applicable in the
business world, which is not slow in
forming an opinion at once. It makes
no difference who a man's father was or
how illustrous his family name may be;
when he starts out in life people judge
him by his actions and dealings without
regard to his ancestors or their record.
Hence it is incumbent upon any one
who wishes to become successful in any
undertaking to start out with the idea
that he must prove himself in every re
spect a man, and a true man at that, ere
he can expect to become a factor in the
busy throng of commercial toil
ers. To be sure, he may not
be able to accumulate vast wealth
as some of his associates may do, but
wealth cannot purchase the respect of
men if the possessor of it is known to
be unprincipled and unscrupulous in ac
complishing his desires. Many of the
men who have piled up vast fortunes do
not command a tithe of the esteem that
some patient, plodding straightforward
competitor in the battle of life does, and
one great mistake that young men are
prone to is the impression that the pos
session of unlimited capital brings true
enjoyment and contentment in this
world. Concentration upon one object
in life and doing that with one's whole
soul cannot be too strongly urged upon
the young man who is essaying to make
a name for himself and secure a com
petency for bis household, and that
brings to mind a very important factor
in the creation of a man's character and
stability that he should as soon as pos
since it gives him ambition and stimu
lates his energies in a proper direction
when he knows that others are de
pendent upon his exertions.
"Some people may say that as regards
sticking to one object, 1 am not fitted to
give advice, since I have in the course of
the sixty-five years of my life engaged
in numerous enterprises, but I have en
deavored to make a success of every
thing that I have undertaken. When I
left my native place in Pennsylvania
thirty-five years ago and came to St.
Paul, my first venture was in the hard
ware and heavy iron trade, and I con
tinued in that business for about
ten years. St. Paul, when I
first settled in it, was a place of
about two thousand inhabitants, al
though we made great pretensions and
claimed a thousand in excess of that
number. I remember that a census was
taken in 1553 but the enumeration did
not justify our anticipations conse
quently we did not make the result very
prominent but hoped for better things
and a bigger count when we made an
other venture. There was an opening
here, at least so thought a friend of
mine from Pennsylvania, for a livery
stable, and I stocked the establishment
for him and started the business,
first making it distinctly un
derstood that he must look after
the affairs exclusively. But
he soon gave up the undertaking and it
was saddled upon me and after dispos
ing of my interest in the hardware bus
iness 1 was for some time engaged as a
liveryman. It was made to pay despite
the gloomy prediction of the young man
whom 1 had started and if he had stuck
to it he would have prospered. Sub
sequently I became associated with
Isaac Staples in the lumber business
and while engaged in this occupation,
was foremost in promoting the building
of the present line of railroad to Still
water. The manner in which 1 became
interested in that enterprise was by be
ing made president of the company.
About five years ago I assumed my
present position at the head of the bank
with which I am still connected and al
though 1 began at the foot of the ladder
I have made pretty good progress to
wards the top where there is always
room for more.
"These features in my career are
mentioned to inspire young men with a
spirit of emulation and 'perseverance in
whatever they set out to accomplish, al
ways keeping in sight the fundamental
principle of proving themselves to be
manly men. No matter in what line of
business a young man may start, say at
a salary in the employ or a firm, let him
make the firm's interest his own and
In every walk of life the tried and
trusted men of business are those who
have demonstrated in a practical way
that they are fitted for the confidence
reposed in them, and by making them
selves indispensable to their employers
they have shown true merit and the
capability for filling the positions to
which they have been called.
Referring again to the subject of
matrimony, my advice to a voting man
would be to marry some good woman,
who would prove herself a veritable
helpmate and a comfort to him after the
cares of business are over. There is
nothing pleasanter to the man of busi
ness, after a laborious day in his count
ing-room, to return to his home in the
afternoon or evening tired and dispir
ited and meet a cheerful array of faces
at the family board and listen to the
music made by childish voices around
his own fireside. Business worries and
troubles of every sort vanish in their
presence, and amid such surroundings
the business man cannot fail Up imbibe
new energy and a determination to
make his home in truth a
and positive enjoyment. Another
trouble with business men is a tendency
in the work of amassing a competency
or a support for their declining years to
deny themselves all pleasures and bow
down before the idol avarice. Now, by
pleasure Ido not mean indulgence in
mtoxicatiug liquors, frequenting im
moral places with bad associations, or
the thousand and one so-called tempta
tions which, like so many pitfalls, are
constantly dug to entice a man from the
straight path that he should pursue.
There are many rational ways in which
a man can truly enjoy himself without
plunging into . excesses or wasting his
time and talents in frivolous gayeties
for he can make everything pleasant
not only tor himself but for his family
and friends by following in a line where
all that he does is beneficial. It is not
necessary that a business man should
pore over his accounts or confine him
self so rigidly to his affairs at the office
that he loses all inclination for pleasure,
but let him take every occasion to ex
from the flowers that bloom on every
side of him. For instance, say after a
hard day's work at the bank, when
many vexations have annoyed me, Igo
out for a drive. I make it a point to
thoroughly enjoy the prospect ahead of
and all sides of me, and cares and trials
are for the time being: laid aside, and I
give myself up wholly to the inspiration
of the moment. Don't make hard work
of a thing when there is no necessity
for it, but keep in view one object, and
that is to earn the : respect and confi
dence of all with whom . you . may be
brought in contact; and in this way the
journey of life will be stripped of many
of the thorns that often so sorely beset
you. Strive to make a mark as a man
who will be certain to retain the good
will of your neighbors and business as
sociates and it will be clearly demon
strated that merit, and not money, is
the basis of true gentility.
Judge. ~
Operator— You see, we first get the
back mucles pliable;
" then attend to the natural hinge
at the waist— ba ckward— — .". : '.-' .
"and forward.
"Xow comes the exercise of benefiting
the wind, and .*.;>.-
"You'll excuse me if I rest a moment?"
"Reckon I'll take a turn myself I"
It Seems Quite True in St,
Paul That All the World's
a Stage,
And the Majority of the Men
and Women Are Termed
By Changing Nights All Have
a Chance Both Sides of
the Footlights.
Several of the Local Stars
Which Have Twinkled
_ ; _7. W AYE you hear d
_ 'IS IP' That amateur theatri
i «£===§': cals breed many quar
o\ Mi < * == tb. rels?
b_MM*^m That if the y did not
w|/ KljJSf. pull hair all around at a
"* 3^*7 j* recent amateur perform-
P^—'Ssj l ance it was because
>■> L-__{ everybody wore wigs,
*_** «»"_* and there would have
__-* i9\J\_ keen no fun in it?
_«gl ■$! That the most interest
____ P_f\ * ng par * of ie P ro "
.!§_. z \_ gramme was omitted be-
Si; ml cause a certain star
'is 7* dreaded the rays of the
That the leading man, who "sought to
keep his spirits up by pouring spirits
down," was inclined to make love to in
nocent school girls at all times, whether
it was on the programme or not?
That in the midst of a most effective
scene he forgot his lines, and from be
hind nis hand asked helplessly in a
stage whisper, "What do you think I'd
better do?"
That the young lady whom he ad
dressed, tartly advised him to "go home
and sleep it off?"
That the young man stayed after
school and promised to lead a better life
in the future?
That the advertising agent of amateur
performances gets all he can and gives
nothing in return?
That his business methods are sug
gestive of the tramp who eats a big
breakfast and says nothing about saw
ing a little wood when he is through?
That, everything considered, before
grown-up folks have school again, they
would do well to take a few-lessons in
serving their best interests?
The social programme for last week
suggested the conundrum "if every
body go on the stage, who'll be the aud
ience?" By selecting different nights,
however, and "taking turns," the dfli
culty was solved and society has had
opportunity to appear on both sides of
the footlights. Tuesday afternoon, the
long talked-of "School" was called.
The performance was both an artistic
and financial success, under the general
agement of Mrs. S. D. Sturgis and the
stage direction of Mrs. J. D. Lanier.
Mr. Skipwith, as Lord Beaufay, gave an
exhibition of finished acting that would
have done credit to professionals. Miss
Sturgis, as Naomi, was prevented from
doing herself justice by a bad support,
which made it necessary to sustain the
parts of two. Her popularity was at
tested by the quantity of ex
quisite floral offerings she re
ceived. Morton Barrows, as
Krux was the ideal villain. The May
dance was the prettiest feature of the
entertainment. Miss Bend made a
charming May queen. The performance
netted $500. The newsboys and Little
Sisters of the Poor are that much ahead.
Thursday evening amateurs appeared
in the operetta, "A Dress Rehearsal,"
which was given at Turner hall, with
Mr. Richards Gordon as musical direc
tor. All the parts in the sparkling little
opera were cleverly executed. Mrs.
Squires as the school teacher and Mrs.
John Morrison as the romantic girl, did
the best work of the evening, though
Mrs. Cass Gilbert, Misses Gordon,
Wheelock, Shaw and Dean were excel
lent in their respective roles. The
stage-setting and costuming were in
keeping with the high order of the per
formance. The dramatic entertainment
,vas followed by a dance. About $250
were the proceeds of the entire evening,
and the Business Women's club is en
riched to that amount.
"Caste," followed by the one-act
farce, "Lend Me Five Shillings," was
repeated at Turner hall Friday evening
for the benefit of Enterprise lodge, I O.
G. T. The uniform excellence which
characterized the first performance of
"Caste" was matched Friday evening.
As before, Mr. and Mrs. Cory, the for
mer as Hon. George D' Alroy, and the
latter as Esther Eccles, carried off the
honors of the evening. Miss Sophie
Borup was very graceful in the char
acter of Polly Eccles, and Miss Helen
Davis seemed born the haughty Mar
quise she acted. Mr. Johnson and Mr.
Banning were very good as Eccles and
Sam Gerridge. The farce, "Lend Me
Five Shillings" was well rendered by
Messrs. Farnham, Hale, Shawe, Davis,
Veiller, and Misses Morris and Daven
port. SE-SS-I
Unity club gave a pleasant entertain
ment, consisting of a dramatic perform
ance, followed by dancing, in the club
rooms Friday evening. A pretty little
one-act comedy, entitled "A Finished
Coquette," was very creditably pro
duced by Misses Alice Hart, Rosa
Kemp, Kitty Hart, Julia Fisher, Jennie
Ryder, Messrs. A. M. White. R. Trow
bridge, G. H. Frisbie. J. H. Ramaley
and H. J. Freeman. At the conclusion
of the play a programme of six num
bers was danced to the music of the
Senator A. J. Whiteman, of Duluth,
has volunteered to pay all expenses if
Richards Gordon will take his Dress Re
hearsal company to Duluth and give a
performance there for the benefit of a
local charity. It has been decided to
accept the senator's offer.
Some Other Evening.
Puck. . :j : i
Mrs. Nuwed (reproachfully)— Surely,
you're not going out again to-night,
Mr. Nuwed— Oh, no, not again; this
trip will keep me until midnight.
I remember how my grandsire,
When I was a little lad,
Saw me whittling with my Barlow,
The first knife I ever had.
I was only making litter,
Whittling sticks and time away,
And he shook his eld head wisely—
''Don't do that,my boy, I pray. .
"If you've got a Yankee notion
To make something of your life,
Working out your plans is easy,
Witn the aid of stick and knife.
"When you whittle, whittle something;
- Tate this, sonny, for your rule,
If 'tis only match or toothpick.
It will show that your no fool.
"Some men whittle for a lifetime,
And when death shuts their old knife,
Nothing but a heap of litter
Represents their useless life.
'.-;-. —Texas Sif tings.
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