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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.
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
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
(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
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
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
The purpose of the society is stated as fol
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
Miss Martha Alniy . of New York city, is
a regularly appointed^ fautory inspector of
the great metropolis. She is a young woman
,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
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
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.
~ 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
"But how would such a house be sup
"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."
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
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«
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.
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*
Absolutely Pure
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-
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.
Some of the Xew Tilings in Wontcn'a
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
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
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.
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.
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