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Mr-U lORJt. AND TOUCHLS THE KE\S THAT BRING FORTH WILD NOTES OF EASTER JOY FROM , IHE THROATS OF THE GREAT SILVERY BELLS ABOVE. THE CHIMLS OF GRACE CHURCH ARE : CONNECTED BY ELECTRICITY WITH A TINY KEYBOARD, OVER WHICH THE DELICATE FINGERS OF THE ONLY WOMAN CHIME RINOPR "v^ wx-n-^i TENDERLY WANDER ON EASTER d"y KINUIjjR A WOMAN WHO RINGS CHIMES. Miss Eertha Thonass Plays the Famous Grace Church Bells of New York City. In a liltie room, just off Broadway, whore the noise of the street creeps in, spite of thick walls and heavy doors, there sits a young woman who daily A NOTICEABLE FACT THAT DURING THE LATTER HALF OF THE PRESENT CENTURY, WOMEN HAVE - BEEN MOST SUCCESSFUL IN PAINTING THE MADONNA, GIVING THE FACE A DELICATE REFINEMENT IN KEEPING WITH THE SUBJECT. MISS SOUTHARD'S MADONNA. strikes the keys which operate the great bells in the church spire above. For years Miss Bertha Thomass has been the bell-ringer of Grace Church SOME OF THE PRETTY EASTER NOVELTIES TO BE SEEN IN THE SHOPS THIS WEEK. THEY ARE MADE OF SILVER. DELICATE PORCELAIN AND DELFT, AND ARB CHARMINGLY ADAPTED FOR WEDDING GIFTS. WHEN A SMALL PERSONAL PRESENT IS TO BE>- OTVEN TO THE BRIDE. BY A GIRL FRIEND. %,*««-*-»*« \xi-.:r» AUAriuu hub w x.uviati til Hi. a. HKTJTR. ARE" THB Krirr'W C iX>\! A I*V*JTta rvßl \B> A cwr.*rVT-» TirT-.-r-.-rr- r***.r*.-, r fj— «■ . J chimes, and when you visit New York and happen down on Broadway near Tenth street you can drop in any time and see her at work. She rings the chimes every day at 10 in the morning; and at 4 in the afternoon, and during Lent she rings them a great deal oftener. Sun days she is at her post six times a day, HERE ARE THE NEW ORNAMENTS OF EASTER WEEK FROM WHICH NEW ARTICLES FOR THE DRESSING TABLE CAN BB SELECTED FOR THB SPRING AND SUMMER ROu., THE ST. PAUL- GLOBE SUNDAY APRIL 2, 1899. I and on Easter she spends nearly the j whole of the daylight hours seated upon ' the little wooden bench, striking the keys UDOB the tiny keyboard in front of her. The famous bells of Grace Church j chimes are rung by electricity, and the j electric wires are connected with a j I OLGA NETHERSOLE. THE DELIGHTFUL ACTRESS, WHO DESCRIBES A NEVER-TO-BE-FORGOTTEN EASTER EXPERIENCE, Ifi-. fi".' ' MISS NETHERSOLE IN EVENING DRESS, AS SHE LOGICS IN HER OWN HOME. ' . ' miniature pianoforte which is located in a small room in the basement of the church. Here every day the fair young chime-ringer conies and strikes the keys which form the electric connection with the big bells above. When Miss Thomass'first began to ring the bells of .Grace Church, several years ago. she had no end of difficulty, for the bells ring several seconds after the keys are struck, and it takes a great deal of practice before one can learn to play without expecting to hear the answering note. But after a while she got used to having the bells ring several seconds after the> were struck, and now she is able to go on playing, feeling sure that in timt the right bell will sound. Another dif ficulty experienced by the chime-ringer, so far away from the bells, is that the sound is often lost in the noise of the street. Many ringers of electric chimes are obliged to have a very large horn at tachment which brings the sound down to the ear. But Miss Thomass plays without the horn, and trusts to her eai to catch the fleeting note. * Miss Thombss says that chime-ringing is an excellent occupation for a woman, if she cau learn it: though she admits that her sister tried it and failed. It was so hard to follow the bells. The actual execution is very sin-pie, for the slightest touch makes the connection. Easter morning Miss Thomass has a special programme, and each year she plays several pieces of her composition. She is of German descent, a true musician by nature, and a very pretty and winsome girl withal. WOMEN PAINTERS OF THE MADONNA. They Hare Distinguished Themselves by the Delicate Coloring of Mother and Child. Religions paintings Ho longer bave the vogue that was theirs back in the middle ages. The great artists bf both contin ents arc more apt to seek their inspira tion from Nature than tiie cloister. "At mosphere" is desired a hove symbolism, and a ray of sunshine is preferred to a halo. There are but few artists of note in America who have given their talents exclusively to the painting of religious subjects, and the majority of thes-j few are women. Four of the best known Madonnas iv this country are by women artists who have already acquired fame for their cartoons in stained glass work. One of the most exquisite of the modern Madonnas, both in color, design and religious sentiment, is the "Star of Bethlehem," a study of the Mother and Child in the stable, by Mis. Charles R. Lamb— Ella Candle Lamb, as she is bet ter known in the ait world. The sweet serenity of the face, the graceful aban don of the Madonna, as she sleeps in the stall t with the Divine Child resting iv her arms', is in itself a sermon, however gently, graciously told, of faith, of trust in the unseen stranger, thau any pulpit discourse. A second artist who has found inspira tion for much of her best work in religi ous subjects is Mrs. Cla-ra Weaver Par rish, a Southerner, who has spent most of her life in New York, worked and studied exclusively in the Metropolis, and gained her laurels without further in struction than that afforded by New York schools and studios. Like Mrs. Lamb, Mrs. Tanish is the best known as a designer in mosaics and stained glass. She was a co-worker in the famous window of "St. Michael and the Dragons," recently placed in a New York church. Mrs. I'arrish has the credit for much of the splendor of coloring which renders this window ojms of the finest in America. Mrs. E. Christine Lunjsden, of Brook lyn, has djne a study of ,a head of the Madonna that in coloring and expression has rarely been equaled. - The idea of doing a Madonna was hrst suggested to Mrs. Lumsden by the 'sight of a very beautiful woman, ground in delicate blue, the Virgin's color. Miss Amelia Soutbarf, of Wisconsin, has designed a lovely Madonna in stained glass, which, when ; . completed, will be placed in the " window of an Episcopal church. It is after one of the old masters, but the color and treat ment are. original. The ; Madonna's face is framed by the moon, which shines brightly through the ihxular window, making an aureole around her sacred he-ad. The head is dniped in cloth of purple, and the babe is .wrapped in ceru lean blue. The background of thfe scene is a deep rich red. which seems .to borrow its glow from the duskines*Yof the room in which the Madonna appears to sit. Her features are singularly clear-cut and pure, almost to delicacy. OLGA NETHERSOLE'^ EASTER MEMORY. "There is one memory of my childhood associated with Easter that can never be eliminated," said O.ga Nethersolc recent ly to a reporter of this newspaper. "A member of my family lay sick ai home, aud all were worn with anxiety and dread. During the week preceding Easter the skies had been dark and the weather was raw and bleak, gusts ot snow falling from time to time, and everything seemed to be in keepiug with the darkness that had come over our house. The physician attending my relative had called many times, and each time, as I watched from my nursery window, I thought his face grew graver., "Easter day was beautiful. The sun shone hot and bright. My governess waa particularly quiet about the invalid, though she told me he was worse. We went sadly enough to church — she and I and my sister, and my brother was among the little, white-surpliced choristers iv the chancel. "The full, rich notes of the organ were pealing forth the opening of "Christ. Ih Risen To-Day,' as my relative's mother stole softly down the aisle and seated herself by us. While she knelt there praying, the sun streamed on to her head and seemed to fill her soul with light. "After the service we- hurried home, when we learned that a change had come while the mother was - in church, and that her child was saved. , "I do not think I shall ever be happier j than I was that Easter. day." A Tms^uilME^^HE SHlßT^t^ l^, ll^^ 0 CHECKED SHIRT WAIST WHICH WILL BE THE VOOUI ItUS SUMMLR. THE SHIRT WAIST WILL BE DONNED EARLY AND WORN VERY LATE IN THE SEASON |^^^^^^ $B I N ONE NOTTr T £? A T T^M^ S^ WHICH WILL BE EXTENSIVELY WORN THIS SUMMER. NOTE THAT THE SLEEVES ARE SMALL ON THE SHOULDER AND LARGE IN THE ARM SHIRT WAISTS AND SAILOR HATS. For Some Unknown Reason These Warnings of Snmmer Me Se cured an Extra Early Start. It is for Asheville, Aiken. Jeykl Island and the Florida resorts that the shirt waist and sailor hat are brought out in \ March. But now that April is at hand, I THE OVERDRESS EFFECT WILL BE APPARENT UPON MANY OF THE WASH DRESSES IT T**! ORTiTYirn EITHER BY A PIPING OF THE SAME GOODS OR BY A DEEP RUFFLE Ai.Mrr.lJ PUT ON TO IMITATE THE LINES OF AN OVERSKIRT. THREE BEAUTIFUL MODELS OF SUMMER. SHOWING THE LONG STRAT GHT LINES WHICH WILL BH OBSERVABLE ON NEARLY ALL THE NEW SUMMER DRESSES V luu aa and the Easter sun is warm and bright, it is time for the city dweller to look around, and quite the season for her to secure her supply of goods for summer. The smart set have started the fad of spending the early spring months at the clubhouses that are beginning to dot "Dixie" land. Each set has its club in the suburbs of some Southern city, and to this semi-winter resort the shivering Northern dwellers love to go. Nor is it the Northerner alone who is fond of pa tronizing these clubhouses, for the South erner, no matter how balmy may be the city, loves to escape to the country al the first intimation of spring. Shirt waists were never more tempting ly displayed than they are this year. The more expensive ones of the wash variety are each in a separate box with a great splashy American Beauty or a bunch of violets printed on the box, just as if the waist in itself were not alluring enough. Pink is undoubtedly the most popular color this year, and it is seen in all shades, from palest rose to deepest ger anium. The smartest pink wash waists show a background of moire effect in pique or in cheviot. There are fleur de lis in dark blue or dark red, and fre quently in black, embroidered all over the waist. These fleur de lis are from one-half to an inch long, and they are done in the best of wash embroidery silk. Others are embroidered in white Easter lilies with their yellow petals and long green leaves. The embroidery is simple and can be easily done at home on pique. This is rather an innovation and gives the effect of figured material of the bet ter qualities. The sailors are coming iv warily. I have only seen three, and as they were all shaped alike probably they were fore runners to be relied "on. The crowns were about three inches high, and the brim correspondingly wide. This is I distinct improvement on the flat, smal sailors of last summer. Maby Hubbell.