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I .; The new management of The St. Paul Globe, desiring to serve the in terests of th* worr.cn, as well aa the men, has opened this distinctively Wom an's Department, and invites the women o* the Northwest to use its columns for an exchange of ideas. Any communication touching on matters of mo ment to women, any helpful suggestions in regard to the home, the school, th<> bQSlnees woman, the clubwoman cr the woman of leisure will receive prompt attention. It is desired that communications be accompanied by name and address as a guarantee of good faith, bat the publication will appear over a mini de plume or sobriquet, if so requested. —Editor The St. Paul Globe. FEMININE PYROTECHNICS. | Those wishing to obtain any information pcrrairirp to tho Red Cross mission work may address Mrs. John King Vnn Rensse l:.i. No. 40 East Twenty-ninth street. New York city. Mrs. Van itensselscr is chrlmian of ;':<■ auxiliary work of squadron A, Red Cro s Hospital Equipment as.oeiaticn, an M titatloa recently established :u;d under t!;, Urecttoo of Mrs. Charles F. Boa. The Object of this auxiliary is, as the name im plies, vi promote the work of the American R» i Cross Mission society, of whkh Clara Barton is president. The r qui.-'ite qualifications for man cr Woman wishing to enter active service In Red Cross work is practical oxperieno?. Knowledge of the duties of general hospital work or that BCQUlred by study or a course of l:c --tu- -i-.u'ar to those known as "first aids to the injured," given under the St. John"s Ainbuk.rce association. Such lectures are piv.n regoUuiy in a!i medical • call Jgea and aIEO come undo.- the head of seleaca as bragh: in colleges cr as the subf.c; rf lec tures i:: seicnUSc s<x-iv-!iL\i and clubs where : !i'.!tiers .ire iiuiudtd in the course of study. Kr. Lesser, of New York, says: "What the Rod Cross net-ds in this war is a Kuger male s< rvi.v and 1 wisn men would volunteer as women have dcae. A number have already volunteered but ire want more. We want men who caa carry stretchers and do roujrh work. Experience has trugtit thct the Red Croat hus Den r ytt In time of war had a EUfßiient number of men to save the so'diers »ho mifrht ha\e beea saved." Mi.-s P.-.rt hi having left for Cuba tas de eipnatcd the national Red Cross hospital at S3 West One Hundredth street, New York, j:> the medium of the society to provide physicians, surgeons and nurses and such material* aa may lie needed iv attending the v .u:.,i .1 whenever required by the govern in.:.; authorities. Subscriptions cf money an.l ell i-oiitributions of any nature may be re f»Tivd here to further e r cablish a center of organisation; a finance committee has been c;>;>ointed to co-operate with the regular offirirs of the Ked Cross society in direct furtherance of the objects thereof. This committee i* composed of the following wel k:iown people: August Belmont, John P. Favre, ex-commiasJoaw of charities and public corrections; Morris K. Jessup, of na tional museum of national history; Alexander E. Orr, president of the chamber of com merce; Rev. Henry C. Potter, A. S. Solomons, agent of the Baron de Hlrsoh fund; Freder ick P. Tappan, president of the Ga'.latin Na tional bank; Dr. George F. Shrady and Dr. F. Gailiard Thorns, consulting surgeon of tho Red Cross hospitals; Dr. A. L. Lesser and 'William T. Wardwell, president of the Stand ard Oil company. A moment's serious thought 'will convince ell those interested in the 1 ed Cross move ment, that to be of actual service In it, as a nurse to the wounded of battle, applicants must not only be skilled in the duties of nurs ing, but they should be experts. The wounded i:. battle are not subjects of study and de liberation, but they must meet with ready and proper attention at the moment A woman understanding the duties c«f a nurse frequently takes in her hands a human l.fe, end viewed from this standpoint, no vocation followed by a woman is more sacrefl, more c rious. more binding, and n-o-ne should bs followed with more deliberation and more actual appreciation of what it really means. — Atlanta Constitution. Now comes the wringing of the mothers', Vlves' and daughters' hearts as they wait for and receive the news of the loved ones who fight their way to victory, and perchance to death, In the struggle of contending nations. From Monday until Wednesday and Thursday they waited In an agony of sus^nse for ne-ws of their sailor boys -who struck for the free dom of the women of another land. That waiting was the fiery test of patriotism, A Chicago young woman applied lately for a place as nurse. Ma]. Ennis said to her: "If I take a nurse she will have to have a face like the broad side of an apple pie, for you see the general would not etand it if all xuy men were playing sick in the hospital." Grace Filkins, the actress, of the Charles Coghlan company, will go to the front as a Red Cross nurse. She is the wife of Lieut- Commander Adolph Maxlx, the Judge advo cate of the Maine inquiry board, and the pres ent commander of the Scorpion. The National Society of Colonial Dames have STiOO to their credit on Surgeon "General Van Reyken's books, the money having been given to provide delicacies for the sick and "wounded on the ambulance ship. Solace, dur ing the war. The wife cf Maximo Gomez, commander-in ch ill" of the insurgent forces in Cuba, is an American woman. Her name before marriage to the great old soldier was Miss Pink Mar tin, and she was a daughter of Henry Martin of Nail's Creek, East Tennessee. She mar ried a Georgia num. and after he died she went to Havana, and there met Maximo Go mez, whom she married shortly afterward As the Martin family was an old and wealthy one. Mrs Gomez has had all the advantages, sooial and educational, of a refined and cultured American woman.— New York i ni'une. "Of course we are glad to have n'ale applicants." said Sister Eva Dilworth who fc in charge of the New York Red Cross ho^ital. and is busy examining applicants, "but the men come in all stages of decrepi tude, so infirm that I don't see what they' could do on a fi.-ld cf tattle unless an ambu laace went aiong to carry them. To one nice old man, hobbling on two canes, but anxious to go, I said: 'Men.-y! What could j iv do; you couldn't pnssibly carry a wound ed man off the field?' And he answored, •Why, you wouldn't expect an old man io dj that alone, would you?' " Mr?. Armory l-.as had a wide practical ex perience in addition to a sckntiiic to-irse at Provident hospital, of Chicago, and has MRS. LOUISE ItAMEY ARMORY. (FJrst Colored Woman in Chicago to Offer Her Services as War Nurse.) nursed for years under Drs. lTro;i*ngh-m, Stowcll. Graves and ot:-.i?n. She v highly educated, speaking several lanirujg-;.*, end Is patriotic to a dr?r>?, ;md is eager to go to the front. She was .join 'n M<raroe oiun ty. Miseouri, but has lived in Chicago for year.-. Her husband vi.l eulist as a private. *Btrs. Armury was the first of h<T i;ue to be enrolled on the rooter of Imo KaUcnal | Emergency Association of Women Physici.ins I burgeons and Nurses, orguni-, -d I,y Dr. G. Q. i Wellington. Mrs. Josephine Rizal. the wife of Dr. Rizal, ' who W as murdered by the Spaniards in th 0 ! t-nilippme islands, haa joined the insurgents ; in their fight f.-ir liberty, and hopes soon to i see the day of vengeance and retribution, j i-ier husband had written a book descr.bing I tho corruption and injustice of Spain's rule i in the Philippines, and from that time he : was a marked man. When the lasarrao- I Uun broke out he was arrested as a "sus- ' poet" and placed on board of a Spanish war- '■ ship. Gen. Blanco, who was then captain ; general, gave him letters of protection for presentation in Madrid, but they were net noticed. He was taken back to .Manila, and a short time after was put through a mock i | trial, sentenced to death by a drumhead i court martial, and in the early morniig ! hours, in the presence of his wife, was shot I at Lunetta. Mrs. Rlzal was only a bride of a day. as she married her husband on the eve of his murder. She is the daughter of an irishman, now living in Australia. After her husband's body had been re | fused to hor. Mrs. Rizal marched to the rebel camp. She has taken part in several ! batties. and is an expert shot.— New York Tribune. Mr=. Kllen Haidiu Walwarth, the chairman 01 tho National Wur Relief association, has I had letters directed to the secretary of tha j navy and others, offering the assistance of the women cf the t'nion ai.d requesting ai vice. The purpose of the society is stated as fol lows: To give expression in a practical manner to the patriotic sentiment of the women of the nation us a whole by finding means to supplement with material aid the sacrifices of time, strength and life made by the men j oi the nation, and relieve as far as possible I the sufferings, illness and privations inevit ably entailed upon those who go to the front in the service of their country. A reply has been received expressing the joint opinion of the surgeon general of the navy and the secretary of the navy: Navy Df part men t. Washington, D. C. : The ambulance ship Solace has been pur chased, and is now being fitted out for the sole purpose of cariag for the sick and wounded of both the army and navy, while being transported from the scene of action to hospitals on shore, where their permanent care can be better provided for than on a vessel. The assistance of the patriotic woman of America will be highly, appreciated, and is greatly desired iv supplying the vessel with necessities and luxuries for the sick end wounded, who may be cared for on board the- Solace, as supplemental to the outfit and supplies furnished by the government. The medical bureau would therefore rec ommend that the offer of the subscribers of tho accompanying letter be thankfully ac cepted, and that any subscriptions received by the treasurer of the committee be trans mitted to the surgeon general, to be us>.d by him for the purposes indicated. Grover Flint, the Boston war correspondent, confirms the many strange stories which have come from Cuba concerning the extraordinary amazon, lime. Pauline Ruiz Gonzales. She is the wife of a brave officer in the insurgent army, but has surpassed her husband in reck less courage. She rides with the commander at the head of the column, carrying the Cuban flag, and on several occasions has used tha machete with rare skill and effect Upon one occasion, when attacked by two Spanish volunteers, she killed one with a single blow of her sword and the other with two thrusts. She has been through many engagements but has not yet been wounded. She is about 22 years oCd and is extremely graceful and pret ty. — New York Mall and Express. IN CLUBDOM. The proposal to put a war tax jpon tha club women of the country has aroused tha gTeateet interest. Persona -who prior to this have given but small attention to th« club questions are convinced that such a move oa the part of the government would be toth timely and effective. Tha revenue so ob tained -would be a valuable factor in financial success. The number of club women in the country now amounts to several hundred thousands, and with a substantial tariff per capita upon these the result would be enor mous. Women wlio belong to more than one club would, of course, be taxed for each organization, which would multiply the pro ceeds prodigiously. The New York Sun sug gests that it is not unlikely that members of some clubs might be taxed at a higher rate than members of others. "Surely it ought to cost more to flaunt the colors of Sorosls than the modest hues of the Woman's Club of Squedunk." The fact is also cited that officers would no doubt be subject to a higher rate of taxation than ordinary mem bers, and that those most given to tha ex temporaneous address habit, not to say the most earnest apostles of the club millinery, would naturally command national attention. The financial possibilities of such a tariff are indeed well-nigh limitless, it being with out doubt the most frauitful scheme for in creasing the nation's income that the long headed politicians have yet derived.— Chicago Times-Herald. A marked feature at the coming con vention at Denver will be the art confer ences on such practical topics as "The Decoration of Schoolrooms," "The Effect fpon Children of Casts, Draped or Nude," "What Can an Art Club Do for a Communi ty?'" Descriptive of the proceedings of Saturday evening and Sunday, during the Fourth bi ennial convention. The Club Woman says: The Saturday evening meeting on "Folk Songs of America," at which Mrs. Philip Moore, of St. Louis, will preside, will be ex tremely interesting. It will be in charge of Villa, Whitney White, who will locture on creole, negro, Indian and French Canadian songs. Miss MuMoon, the delegate of the Louisville Woman's club, has made a study of the melodies of the plantation upon their I native htath, and ehe will tell and illustrate what she has learned among the old-fashioned negroes of the South. "It has always been a belief with Mrs. Henrotin," says Minnie J. Reynolds, cha'r n:au of the press committee, "that women will never take their true positions in the world until they appear as teachers of spirit ual truth. Thus it was her idea that as ' many pulpits as possible should be filled by ministers and speakers of the Federation Sunday morning, June 26. At least 12 pulpits will be thus occupied. Mrs. Cornelius Stev enson, whe besides being a worker for mu nicipal reform is a great Egyptologist, will spr-ak in one church on "Primitive Re ligions." Mrs. Celia Parker Woolley, pastor of the large Independent Liberal Church, of Chicago, and a preacher of power, will preach at the Unitarian church. Mrs. Henry Solo mon, the talented president of the National Council of Jewish Women, will lecture on "The Hallowing of the Home," before the congregation of Temple Emmanuel. Rev. Caroline Bartiett Crane, pastor of the Peo ple's church of Kalamazoo, Jane Adams of Hull House, Dr. Annette J. Shaw, of Wis consin; Miss Margaret J. Evans, of Minne sota: Mrs. J. A. Robert, of Ohio; Mrs. Ellen Spencer Mussey, of Washington, D. C; Jlev Flercnc-e Ko!lock Crocker, of New York, and probably Mrs. J. C. Learned, of Missioui will occupy pulpits, also. Says Miss Helen Winslow, of Boston: The question will come up at Denver whether it is best to print reports of club work— which seems to be right in line with what we are considering. "Shall reports of club-work be printed?" if a club exists selfishly for itself alone, for the enjoyment of a few members or the purpose of encourag ing exelusiveness — by all means, no. If, <.n the contrary, the club has an altruistic basis, if it has a clause In its constitution about be ing the means of "elevating this community, " if it is really working for some actual pur pese and proposes to do away with social barriers, then '.et the public know it by every possible means. One cf the hopeful signs of eljb-work 13 that there are few clubs left that consider their papers and discussions too sacred to be shared with common folk. As the whlgt season Is drawing to a- elosa THE ST. PAUL GLOBE SUNDAY MAY 8, 1898. and one reads of the trophy contests of the numerous women's whist leagues, ranging from Portland. Or., to New York, and as far south as Atlanta, one wishes that there were a whist league of Northwestern women. Kor women of leisure and women of business no game offers a nicer balance of study and profitable recreation than the silent game. St. Paul and Minneapolis count same excel lent players among thoir ladies, but their combined skill should be measured with that of New York. Chicago, Philadelphia and olhjr whistiy cities. There Is a unique institution in New York, known as the Christadora college settlement. This settlement haa been organized nlno months. In connection with it there are threo clubs of girls of different ages, beginning with the little Sunshine club; then -comes the Loy alty club, of older girls, and the Songster club, of young women. Classes of all kinds have been organized, until every nook and corner of the hous» is occupied in the even ing. These clauses include those of bookktep ing, dressmaking, millinery, English, arith metic and physical culture. A feature of the winter has been the serving of a luncheon to those who come to the classes directly from work. Books of tickets were issued, and a "three-cent punch" entitled the holder to a cup of coffee and another to a sandwich. A petition signed by more than 1,000 promi nent Knglish chureliwomon, among them be ing Lady Tennyson and Mrs. Wilberforce, has been presented to the convocation, asking for admission of women to the new parish church councils. The lower house of convocation rec ommended that the petition be granted; but the bishops have decided that no women shall sit in the councils except those women who are church wardens. These will be members ex-offlcio.— New York Tribune. PANORAMIC VIEWS. The betrothal of Queen Wilhelnilna of Hol land, and Prince Bernhard of Saxe-Weimar, will be publicly announced on Aug. 31, the day on which, her majesty will become of age. Her prospective husband, it is said, is only twenty years of age, and the youthful ness of the royal pair is making them gjeat favorites with the French people. Wilhelmina has purchased h;>r trousseau la Paris, and has beoome exceedingly popular ameng the people there, perhaps because of a strong German antipathy. The Countess yon Krockow, Miss Schoon maker Van Edam, of New York, is visiting iv Florence and studying some interesting old manuscripts in the famous Laurenziaua library. Miss Van Edam was married to Count yon Krockow about twelve years ago, arid after her marriage she went to stay at her husband's seat in the province of Silesia. At last, no longer able to endure the in tellectual vacuity of he- surroundings. Coun tess Krockow persuaded her hu bund to mov. 1 to Dresden, where they are now staying, and ■« here hsr son la being educated. Mnie. Krockow asserts that every other y;ar she is forced to return to America and there polish har dulled faculties. Were it not for her pen, she laughingly asserts, she long since would have degenerated into a vege table. It is not generally known that It Is of can cer that Lady Salisbury, who 13 now in her villa at. Nice, is dying. Nor is it known by everybody that she, and not her husband, is tha politician of the two, arranging for him MISS LORETTA ELLIOTT, Who Trains Race Horses. Raising and training fast horses has for five years been the business of Miss Loretta Elliott, of Orient Me. Lately she has iaken to racing, and one of her horses was on the track at Potteville. Miss Elliott is well edu cated, cultivated and maidenly In every re spect. diplomatic maneuvers, delighting in political exercise and pushing him to such lengths in his brilliant career as he never would have reached had he been allowed to pursue his own pleasure. His personal preference would be to absorb himself in his laboratory. He far prefers making experiments in his be loved chemistry to attending to the duties of state or the finesse of parliamentary poli tics.-^Chicago Times-Herald. In Italy, among the class of more hlglily educated women, there is a cultus for ultra advancement, among its numbers being some of the most aristocratic and many of the titled women of the court. Queen Margherita has not Joined the ranks, but the Duchess of Aosta and her set are its prime movers. These women believe in looking at life as it is, and from that point of vi«w improving their con dition and exalting their ideals. Lithuanian brides have their ears boxed be fore the marriage ceremony. This ordeal must be duly witnessed so that should the mar riage prove unhappy, the bride can get a di vorce on the ground that she was forced into the contract against her will. Dr. Margaret Marion Traill Christie and Dr. Alice M. Corthven have been appointed to look after the hospitals for native women in Bombay. There is a little village about five miles out from Florence called Grassina. The in habitants consist chiefly of carpenters and small farmers and washerwomen. From this village every Good Friday evening the "Pro cessione del Gesu Morto" (carrying off the dead Jesus) takes place just at moonrise. Two big Italian peasants, dressed up as fierce Ro man knights, head tho procession. They are armed to the teeth with silver paper aDd tin and are mounted on chargers whose spirits have long since fifd and whose bonts are palu fully prominent. They are followed by about fifteen little boys, each carrying signboards, on which are printed some of the last words spoken by our dear Lord on the cross. "My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?" "Father, into Thy hands I commend my spirit." "Father, forgive them," etc. Others carry chalices, cocks, pitchers, bowls, crosses, hammers, nails, purple and white garments, scepters, ladders, sponges and thorns. A member of the New York Woman's Law class, who has made a special study of the ancient poor laws and sumptuary laws of our ancestors, has found some odd facts about wearing apparel. At one time, centuries ago, pointed toes came into fashion- each leader of society tried to outdo the others by increasing the length of her shoe until it was six and seven inches longer than the foot. It could not be made longer without discomfort, and so they then turned up the point. This, in the course of a few seasons was rolled up until it resembled the old fashioned Norwegian skate. Finally, it got so long that a piece of cord or a silver chain was attached to it, which was fastened first to the knee and thereafter to the waist — The Mail and Express. In Siaiu, Assam, Cochin China and China long finger naila are affected. The approved 1 length varies from three or four to twenty three Inches. A Siamese exquisite permits the nails on his fingers to grow to such an extent that his hands are practically useless The aristocrats who affect these nails can not write, dress themselves or even feed themselves. THE WOMAN OF AFFAIRS. Miss Martha Alniy . of New York city, is a regularly appointed^ fautory inspector of the great metropolis. She is a young woman MARTHA R. ALMY, ,j \ t v Factory Inspector. of unusual tact, courdge an& kindliness, and the factory girls look upon. her as their best friend. The employers treat her with I marked courtesy, regarding her suggestions as helps rather than hindrances to their bus iness. Miss Mead, the manager of the Mead Con ' struction company, ot v Mcfionald, Pa., has been awarded the contract, (for building the magnificent new Episcopal church at La Crosse, Wl3. Miss Mead won in a national competition. -; , ; The general asserribly qf .Kentucky has passed a bill providing for the appointrasnt of a woman assistant physician at each state insane asylum, for the women's wards, with the same salary and authority as the male assistant of the same janki The bill ia to take effect at the end of the term of the present Incumbents. That women are not permitted to attend Johns Hopkins university on the same terms as men again agitates the minds of women anxious for a university course. More women than ever are planning to go abroad for the advantages denied them here. The most powerful Association for the Promotion of University Education for Women is in Balti more, Md., where $500 .has just been te- << To The St. Paul Globe. 0 c? Four or five years ago I saw a Winona woman who was very o >< much interested in the Humane society, but I did not think very it S much about; It until I saw an article in your paper about Miss y 1 ft "Wright and her Bands .of Mercy. V y. I invited some of the boys to come out to talk about it, and v 1 » we elected Will Gllliam, director; Frank Duncan, secretary, and !) « myself president. , O « We then invited some more boys, but no girls, as we decided O X to have it boys alone, to come last Tuesday night at 7 o'clock, and X ft also invited Miss Wright and some of her pupils to tell us about 0 S) their bands. j) « John Schlecta told us about the slaughter of the egrets and V » drew a picture to illustrate his story. X « There were also two other boys from the Monroe school, who X /> told us about their Bands of Mercy. A X Toward the end we elected Ash wold Hamilton vice presi- X » dent " ft )) Fourteen names were signed to the pledge. X « We could not think cf a good name for our band, and any- \\ » body who will give us a suggestion will be heartily thanked. 8 « Although- we aim to help animals and birds, we have also to X » help human beings', as our pledge calls for "all living creatures." O » We have decided to lend our aid to the Cuban Relief society Re- X « spectfully, —Edmund B. Dibble, 0 » 1317 Summit Avenue., A, Sixth Grade. Irving School. 0 « Age 11 years. Q cured toward purchasing- a scholarship abroad. Any talented American woman with a proepect of success in her chosen profes sion is eligible to compete. Hiss Loew does nearly all the business for the New York Legal Aid society, and could tell longer tales of woe, perhaps, than MISS ROSALIE LOEW. any other woman in the country. But, In spite of the constant drain -on her sympa thies, she is described as of a bright and cheerful disposition. tse organization looks after the wrongs of thousands of people who vculd otherwise go without redress, for they have no money to pay- lawyers. The oases with which Miss Locw has most to do are those of men and women with wage claims. BROOMSTICK PHILOSOPHY. ~ i "Instead of all these efforts to promote the study of household economics," said a servant-harassed woman lately, "I wish some one with large means and a little philan thropy would furniah a big, modern house on St. Anthony hill, pm into it a woman of refinement, one who knows the amount ol housewifely still and watfchful care that underlie a comfortable, beautiful and happy home, and let her keep in there a re:ay of servants for training. Then I wish sn as sociation could be founded which would con trol this institution, the members of the as sociation drawing servants from the house hold school." When questioned as to how such a house would be managed, she said: "Much in the same way as English Institutions of the same nature. A woman wishes a girl for general housework; she cannot pay more than $10 or $12. She goes to the school in the morn ing, and, instead of being told that the girl can do thus and so. she sees her at work, or inspects the work that sh« has done; she «oes into the dialog room and th« girl seta Lka table, or waits upon It, aa the woman da sires." "But how would such a house be sup ported?" "The girls would pay their tuition (or the course and'tne employers would pay a fee for a satisfactory girl. If the maids have no money to pay down for tult'.on, as would usually be the case, they could go in and get their training with the understanding tliat their first employer should turn their wages into the institution until the tuition waa paid. That would be, to my mind, practical and effective club work." WOODLAND ECHOES. The principles of Arbor day should ba sacred to the hearts of the Bands of Mercy boys and girls, for the birds disappear with the forests. The woods of Wisconsin, which were once famous for their bird life, have been laid low by the woodman's ax, and the fair birds have flown. If we would keep these feathered beauties with us we must provide for them their leafy homes. In the suburbs and wooded portions of th» city appears the sign: "$5 Reward for the Conviction of Anyone Found Killing Harm less Birds." Much doubt would be removed if a list of the harmful birds that haunted these regions accompanied the warning. The sparrows, for example, are under a cloud, and are in danger of being shot as harmful birds. The new Band of Mercy, which is yet with out a name, had its first meeting Tuesday evening, at the home of the president, Ed mund Dibble. There were fourteen boys pres ent, and they wore entertained by chart talks given by members of the Monroe Bands, undar the direction of Miss Wright, principal of the cccocooccooccococccccocccoccy Monroe school. The boys listened with inter est to John Schleeta's Illustrated story of the egret. The aims of the band will be given in a letter from the president to Th« Globe. Mrs. Patton. a distinguished church soprano of New York, tells two funny experiences with dogs, which occurred In churches to which she was attached. On one occasion the bride was so nervous and excited that she brought her pet dog with her in the car. nage to the church, intending to leave it there. But when she got out the little pet followed her without being noticed. At the proper time she walked down the aisle with ! the long train of her white satin dress spread ing two yards behind her, and in the middle of it sitting bolt upright was the little dog too astonished to bark or to move. No one i dared to speak so the little creature got as far as the altar with its owner. On another occasion a large and handsome but very determined dog entered the church one Sunday, and walking solemnly up the aisle took possession of one of the pew 3. Ho firmly refused to leave when the sexton re quested it, and at the suggestion of a deacon he was left alone. The clergyman gave out the hymn "Xow Let tho Lusty Heathen Yell," and the organ immediately started the pre lude. The dog must have thought it applied to him, for giving an unearthly yell he ran at full speed out of the edifice into the street. STARVATION 'XT MATWZAS. The Deplorable Condition in Which Clnra Barton Found the City. Clara Barton, in describing the work of tho American National Red Cross in tho North American Review for May. has this to say about the starving Cubans In the city of Matauzps, Cuba: The condition of the hospitals was pitiful beyond description, and no d'-scription will be here attempted. I may only add that to us, with our work-a-d&y Ideas Rnd custom* it seemed that deeper interest and gn ater ore on the part of some one lould hava improved conditions even as diK-our.ging as these. We gave all we had to give with the positive and repeated assurances that the next train from Havana would bring supplies- of food suitable for the fcu^tenanca of all the hospitals, and we promis-d that a ship would bring relief to every hungry reconcentrado: then we hastened ' back hy the one returning train late in the day to Ifi d!d o f u u r ,f,rif se - x may oniy add ' that The Friday morning train, March 4 took four tons of the choicest hospital supplies in the warehouse of Havana to Matanzas Resting in this certainty, and fearing that similar conditions might exist elsewhere we continued our investigates through th'se dark early morning journeys, Senator Proc tor and friends always accompanying till Artemisa, Sagua la Grande and Cienfuegos had been reached and investigated within the week. Having karned the condition and needs of these great points, and prepared ourselves to report correctly to the com mittee at New York, and "having learned that the Fern had arrived at Matanzas, it was proper to repeat our visit and arrange for distribution. It uains me to writ* that, in spite of all The Royal Is the highest grade bekiag powder known. Actual tests show it goes one third further than my other bran* POWDER Absolutely Pure BOYAL BAK'NQ POWDER CO., NEW YOHK. our efforts, we arrived to find the hospital In worse condition. If possible, than be fore, and the four tons of hospital supplies for which we held the way bills, sent on the 4th, eight days before, still lying In perfect and compact order in the freight room of the station, ea<h bearing the re lief sign of the Red Cross, and plainly ad dressed to the American authorities there. All the authorities of the town were Cu bans and Americans; and at that moment to greet our eyes the steamship Fern lay un der the American flag within gunshot of the Bhore with fifty tons of American sup plies; and fifty rods away lay the Bergen, under the same colors, bearing a cargo of fifty-two tons, from the Philadelphia Red Cross, faithfully sent through the New York committee, by request. I simply nnme these circumstances Q em phasize the fact, that, at t"ne moment w'aen the appeal went out over our paralyzed country for "starving Matanzaa." there were lying In her station, or within gun shot of her shores, in plain view, 150 tons of the best food our great, generous-heartel people could contribute. It is netdlerjs to add that our field agent, Dr. Kubbell, re mained, and that the inmates of the four hospitals partook of thrir supper from the waiting supplies. With the 700 tons that have since been promiscuously sent to Ma tanzas, her people should not be hungry. Dr. Hubbell remained at Matanzas and Sagua until official notification came from America that provision had been made to take all Americana from the Island. No ex- CLARA BARTOJf, President of the American National Red Cross. ceptions were made in favor of any one and presuming that, in the event of hostilities' our government would prefer its citizens to be in th 9 rear rather than in front of its guns, ws obediently and respectfully withdrew. From no authorities or people on the island have we ever received any but the most con siderate and courteous treatment. CHEMISETTES AND CHIFFONS. Some of the Xew Tilings in Wontcn'a FuHliioiiH. Correspondence The St. Paul Globe. NEW YORK, May 6.— Among the be wildering variety of silk costume waists, a new type Is gaining ground. It is the chemisette type, and is seen I at present only in high priced crea tions. The silk chemisette in the silk waist | has been in evidence since the early j spring, but the modols we are referring to are of silk, but worn, over linen ior batiste chemisettes. One of the two fancy waists of the week is an imported I English model, and has not only the ba- I tiste chemisette, but the undersleeves jto match, of our grandmothers. The ■ silk sleeves are short, slightly bell ; shaped and cannot be worn without j these undersleeves. At the same house i I was shown another charming waist |in this vein. It was of red silk and I closed at the throat and waistline, but ! opened between those two points to show a chemisette of fine embroidered linen lawn. There is something very attractive in this style for summer wear. The now absolutely indispensi tole taffeta waists are rendered lighter and daintier by the introduction of cool linen. There are cotton waists also cut in variations of this style. One of SILENT SUFFERERS. i jßß^^E^'^/-|sßl^a^ L "Women do not Liko to Tell a Doctor H^^^^^^^m The reasOn wl^ so mKnv suffer KSffiff//! I Y-VA iR allenco from tho multiple disorders con- Wggajf // 1 V^i3" Vj\\\^Sß» neCto(i With their sexiial is that WH^JBL VA\ I A Jk^fißSff tlley cannot bear to broach tho subject tBhH»^TP»^M I fek '^m&i&Sf to a man, even if he is a physician. > «^»^ --''iP^V Jlffi^r ° nC ° :nl amc a modest, sensitive Haßf J^reT <yi^jfij^sg^ woman for this reticence. It is unneees- " Wl W> Y«iii3fiP^ sai'y in these times, however, fur a woman I n / i YtpiS^^ makes to all afflicted women a most generous ill /\\ °^ or - Mrs. Pfnldiaxn of Lynn, Jlass., bids every \/\\ ' \\ woman who suffers to write to her and confide | n\\ / l\ everj- symptom that annoys her, and she will givo /Mv^ ft I \ ' ier af^ vice w i tto "t charge, and that advice is // A *^/ f 1 ase^ x 'P on the greatest experience ever possessed II ' / 1I 6y nian or woman in tliisoountrj', nnd extends over ; I 1 1 & period of twenty-three years, and thousands upon » «tho;isandsof eases. Why suffer in silence any longer, my sister, when you can get help for the a sking-? Don't fear to tell her everything-. The case of Mrs. Colony, whose letter to Mrs. Pinkham we publish, is an illustration of the g-ood to be received from Mrs. Pinkhnm's advico ; here ia a woman who was sick for years and could get no relief— at last in desnair &he wrote to Mrs. Pinkham— received in return a prompt, sympathetic and inter ested reply. Note the result and go and do likewise. "I was troubled with such an aching in my back and hips, and I felt go tired all the time, and had for four years. For the last year it was all I could do to drag around. I would have such a ringing in my head by spells that it seemed as though I would grow crazy. I ached from my shoulders to my feet and was very nervous. I was also troubled with a white discharge. I wrote to Mrs. Pinkliam at Lynn, Mass., received a prompt reply and followed her advice, and now I have no backache and begin to foel as onoong-ht ; in fact, I never felt bet ter in ten years than Ido now. I thank God that 1 went doctoring with Mrs. Pinkham when I did, for if I had not I know I would have been in niy grave." «-M*a. Nkluk E. Colohy. Nahma, Mioh. 21 dotted embroidered batiste was worn open over a long chemisette of plain white batiste laid In deep folds and closed by two turquois shirt studs. Another waist was of striped chevii>t, made up bayadere and out out in front over a shirt bosom of plain linen. The opening was framed by revers and collar of the cheviot. Many of the new cloth costumea show a pronounced leaning to the large cape collar, and the cape, which is a part of the gown, yet bo managed as to look chic and not to disguise the fig ure. Now that sleeves are so very much smaller, In some cases with only sufficient fulness to set comfortably over the shoulders and upper arm, this large cape collar gives a breadth which is very becoming. In ha', ornamentation la a tortoise shell comb rimmed with rhine stones and worn, not in the hair, but on the hat. Its apparent mission and raison d'etre is. to catch and hold to gether folds of net and to hold in place three black wings. As the season advances it becomes more and more evident that the key note of the elegant mode is — spangles, spangles, . spangles. The fashionable woman of the present moment is so be sequined, or, as I heard a "mere man" express it the other day, so "bebugled," that she glitters as though in armor, and this whim has, it must be con fessed, many points in its favor. It ia a distinctly pretty whim, to begin , with, and certainly makes for smart ness, and— greatest recommendation of all to the ultra-fastidious dresser— lt Is so expensive that it is absolutely im possible to copy it in inferior materials, and is, therefore, not likely to become common. I have always had a strong leaning towards sequins myself, and the other day, noticing a simple little blouse of sequined material, I straight way entered the store wherein it "liv ed," as the children say, and inquired the price. "Twenty-five dollars, ma dame," said the assistant blandly; "a Paris model, only just received. Would you like me to take It out of the win dow?" But I fled precipitately. Twen ty-five dollars! I am afraid to say how many smart waists I should re quire for that sum. I leave it to the imagination of the economical reader, who may be, like myself, of a frugal turn of mind. But to return to the subject of sequins. One very smart mode of using these, if your means will not permit of a whole bodice in this fascinating style, is to have the front thereof draped in sequined net. and the thicker that flimsy material is sewn with the sequins the more fashionable an appearance you will present. Today we have the apotheosis of chiffon as well as that of sequins. One implies the other as it were. It is chif fon — chiffon all the way; evening dresses, hats, vests for day wear, ruf fles, muffs, are alike made of chiffon. This is not a state of affairs at which any amiable woman can possible grum ble; chiffon making unmistakably for grace and extravagance the while, what better idol can we want to Bet on high — we, the pioreers of the prodi gal? The most attractive evening dresses which are made of chiffon are white, decorated with patterns of black lace, alternating with a liberal dotting of silver sequins, the docolletage of such gowns usually showing mav.y tril lings of the white chiffon, fastened with a bnncb of roses at the side. The famy for the tortoise as a play thing has by no means abated in Paris, but that time has tempered the ardor of its patrons, who now condescend to wear a golden counterfeit of their pot, and cover it with a shell encrusted with precious ston:s. S,me of the lat est models in these have th.Mr heads and legs on wires, so that they move, and they are used to adorn neck chains and bangles, and will no doubt in the immediate future be> worked Into tho tops of parasols. And, by the way. tha most beautiful of the parasols are all made of chiffon. W;:s I not n,~ht in saying it was chiffon— chiffon a!l the way? —Belle Farley. Use the Lon< Distnm-e Telephone to Minne sota. No and So. Dakota cities and towns.