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SECTION 3 THE - COUEIES-.JOUR.yAL, LOUISVILLE, SUNDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 3, 1901 1 . i ii r 4 GENEROUS Many Gifts and Bequests For Charitable and t -i-M"i"H-: :-h-: Educational Women, were as usual, conspicuously generous -with gifts and bequests during 1800 the closing year of the century. Th record tor charitable, educational an5 like purposes reaches approxlmate-tr the very respectable imn of 56,000,000 or a naif a million dollars monthly, and this t not a complete record. At least aa much more perhaps might be added If all left bands knew what right hands had done. This $6,000,000 has been contributed for the most part In small nima In 1SS9. one half of 1 per cent, of the entire accumulation of wealth in this country was given by private persons to education alone. Mrs. Leland Stanford gave Jl 2. 000.000 for educational purposes. This past year one of her gifts was a house and endowment fund for the Roman Catholic diocese of Sacramento, valued at $76,000; her other gifts for educational purposes amount to half a million. Last May Washington and Lee University came into $200,000 by the will of Mro. Juliet S. Bradford, of Philadelphia, In addition to handsome paintings and a valuable library. To the Free Museum of Science and Art of the University of Pennsylvania, which was the result of the labors and benefactions of Dr. William Pepper, his widow, Frances Sargeant Pepper, a lineal descendant of Benjamin Franklin, has given the trustees 550.000 as a memorial to carry out the work Inaugurated by her husband. To the University of California, Mrs. Jane Krom Sather has given 575.000 and has contributed property worth $25,000 as a fund for the purchase of books. To Bethany College, Topeka, Mrs. Felix n. Brutiot. of Pittsburg, gives $33,000. The Misses Stokes, of New York, have given $50,000 for u new building at Yale College. Mrs. Leslie Pell-Clarke builds and equips a girls' school, "Bishop-stead," in Florida at a cost of $10,000. Mrs. Caroline Atwatcr has added to her gift of 550.000 to Vass.tr College for a new Infirmary. A handsome, library Is being erected In Orange. X. J., by Mrs. Joseph W. Stickler at a cost of 5100.000,- She likewise intends to erect a new3 building for the Young Men's Christian Association at a cost of $40.-000. she has also given for other purposes $20,000, most for the education of colored children: Mrs. William F. Sen-ard, of Illinois, gives $6,000. For the establishment of a home for '-"itltute men of letters. Mrs. M. P. Fen-) n leaves a quarter of a million dollars; the home, which is at Poughlteepsie, will be opened this winter. Tn the realms of science women are conspicuously generous v.-ith gifts. Miss Alice Bache Gouid giving $20,000 this year to the American National Academy of Science. Miss Rruo mnt.-e fv. q-aent gifts to this academy, her latest ue.ng one or soo.voo for the purchase of a new photographic telescope. For hospitals, the gifts have as usual been generous. Mrs. Hoaglaxrd, of New York city, is the donor of the new clinic building' of St. Bartholomew's Parish House whith Is to cost $150,000; for endowment --he gives 5100.000 more. The widow and daughter of Roswell P. Flower -Iv $200,000 to the Flower Hospital which was founded In 1:' by Mr. Flower. Mrs. jr.mma A. Schley, sis:er of Mrc Flower, left by will, which was offered for probate in June. $10.eon ;n cha-i'v $10,000 for the Flower Hospital. To ori hundred relatives and friends. Mrs. Schley left berjuest ranging in' v'aiue from $1,000 '. $10,000. Miss Ray of New York, haves $5,000 to the Flower Hospital. For a cottage hospital at Vw Dorp, Sta-en Island, for the u of St. John's OulM. Mrs. Frederick Elliott Lewis gives $0,000. To Build a Nurses' Home. At the last annual meeting Woman's Hospital. New York of the city, it was announced that Mrs. Frederick F. Thompson had offered to build a nurses' home in connection with the hospital, the home to cost $100,000 to $150,000. The latest gift of Mrs. Thompson is in addition to another $5,000 which she made in the early part of the year. Mrs. Harvey H. Brown, of Chicago, donates $5,000 for endowment of a bed In the Lakeside Hospital, and a bequest of $5,000 to St. Luke's Hospital is made by the will of Mrs. Ellie Gertrude McKlnlcy, of Chicago. .All of her fortune of about fin.o.io, Mrs. A. L. A. Faulkner leaves for a hospital in Boston. Mrs. J. Yaughan Merrick, of Philadelphia, boqirearhs 510.000 to the managers of St. Timothys Hospital, of which she was the founder. Miss Emmeline Maeurdy, of Mt. Holly, N. J., left the bulk of r large estate to charity, $25,000 b- bw given to hospitals and about $7e,oni) -l0 various other charitable organizations. Miss Sallle Wain of Morristov. n. Pa., gives by wib $" - 000 hospitals and half of her residu- ary estate of S200.O00 she leaves for educational purposes. For the promotion of religion Miss Julianna Dunlap, of Philadelphia. leaves her real and personal estate, valued at $22,000. Mrs. P.achael Ritter bequeaths a share of her fortune of 520.000 to old Christ church. Philadelphia, for the en-downment fund. Hy the provisions of the will of th" late Miss Susan B. Ferine, of Baltimore. Md.. church corporations benefit to the amount of 515.000. To the People's church. Kalamazoo, Mich.. Mrs. Henik3 leaves by will 52.-000. To the Christian Scientists Miss Helen C. Brush, of Brooklyn leaves $5S.-000. For the fresh air work of Grace church. New York city. Mrs. P.ieland Auchmuty gives 525.000. Parishioners of Calvary parish. Nt w York city, build a temperance inn Squirrel Inn at a cost Of J1S ''00. Mrs. Hart. . -f Albany, and Miss Emmeline "' -s f'.n-.-n. of Worcester, Mass.. give 51.000 eacn for church purposes.' Mrs. Alice M. Rice, of Worcester, left nearly the whole of her estate of fSi.iiKt to churches and hospitals. To different Boman Catholic institutions Miss Louise C. Glover, of Springfield, leaves $20,000. Mrs. Henri- I I WOMEN. Purposes. $ etta Ballou, of I.oekport, gives I v will $7,000 for missions, and Miss Cecilia J. Loux leaves 514,000 for the same purpose. Mrs. M. C. Crocker, of Fitchburg, is erecting at an expense of $25,000 a church at Leominster, Md.. and Miss Edith Clifton has left by will $4,500 to a church at Fall P.iver. In disposing of her estate of $15,000 Miss Anne T. Boil-ean, of Lansdale, Pa., gives $3,000 to a church; site also leaves a sum of money the Income from which is to be extended annually for clothing Cor poor children and for Christmas gilts. For church purposes Miss Mary E. Stanford, of Newark, N. J., bequeaths 550,000, and Miss Marie Eichler, a like amount for similar purposes. Miss Maude E. Gilkinson, who inherited 510,000 from the late Father Thomas Ward, of Brooklyn, Intends to give the whole sum away in charity In such a home for poor frills. For a children's aid society Mrs. Laura Kinball. of Chicago, gives $25,000. Fcr an orphans' home Mrs. Cath- rin-1 D. Wainwn'ght, of St. Louis, leaves $2,000. Mrs. Pyne. of Agawam. M-ass., leaves a handsome j sum to a large number of philanthropic organizations. $10.ni)0 outright and a 1 share of her residueaiT estate. By the bequest of Miss Anna H. Mair. of Providence, a public park of that city receives $200,000. Miss Helen Miller Gould's donations have been of noble proportions a usual. Fhe commenced the new year of 1000 with the gift of $100,000, with which to erect a Hall of Fame on Columbia Heights, to this sum adding later another $100,000. One of her recent gifts is SloO.OOO to the Seamen's Retreat in New York: site is maintairing ten army chaplains In the Philippines, and this is costing her $12,000 or $21,000 since the beginning of the year. The Young Men's Christian Associations at different points along the Missouri-Pacific railway system were recently equipred by iier at an outlay of $12,000. Towird the Ecumenical Conference expenses she sent her check for $1,000. Her hqme for children, "Woody Crest." at Tarry-town, is or.e of her perennial charities, and her gifts to Chautauqua have as usual been munificent. She is an annual subscriber to St. John's Guild, providing for one of its floating hospital trips, and there is not a day nursery or creche in New York city which is not the recipient of iter check for a coodly sum. Since her husband's death. Mrs. Cornelius Vandcrbiit has written checks for charity aggregating quite half a million dollars, if not more. All the Yanderbiits are lavish givers, Mrs. Elliott Shepard's charities taking the form of gifts to friendless women, while newsboys and bootblacks appeal more strongly to the sympathies of Mrs. Frederick Yanderbilt. Mrs. Oliver P. Belmont writes checks for children hospitals. Mrs. Aison Phelps Stokes has taken the Italian colony centered around Mulberry street under Iter patronage. The sick poor are bountifully remembered by Mrs. F. P.roeltliolst Cutting. Mrs. Aster ar.d Mrs. John Jacob Astor give liberally to children's aid societies. Mrs. Elbridge T. Gerry is also interested in the same work, to which she contributes geneiously. Small Clubs Or Large? One of the most interesting sessions at the autumn meeting of the New s's mm8mtmm. - organizations. JlO.nIM outright and a I MB I - W . -f YSSis j9)J SW t 17 . V" M 2SK2 Hampshire State Federation was that devoted to a discussion of the question, "Is it preferable to have several small clubs in a place or a single large one?" The discussion brought forward decided opinions on both sides. Mrs. Griffin, of the Keene Colonial Club, believed In the expansion plan as giving the greatest good to the greatest number of persons. It was also argued that money was needed to carry on the necessary work of the club, and as It is not desirable to raise club dues a large membership list keeps the treasury filled. On the other hand, very large clubs have difficulty In finding rooms In which to meet, and their size Interferes with the promotion of personal relations. Another speaker advocated small clubs with associate and honorary members who keep the club In touch with a larger circle when occasion demands, yet permit the actual size o? the club to be limited. In connection with the same general subject the question of the problem of the waiting I'st was also discussed. One of the speakers affirmed that It Is a valuable strengthener of the club. Whatever Is difficult to attain Is more highly valued when It Is finally secured. This speaker advocated balloting as the best way I ' xJBIrffe ' Vrt fS K j (if i i in their ranks, now numbering three 6 i i?:-Vslruwili- UinV'VV '.ifTvtv-.--S (A tllrs. hundred, there are many of the most I l rSr5"! r III V , S WM advanced women in the State. It was I S--v4?lTt,; '1"TI Til-- Vi ' l4 .iXmSVMlfl federated in 1S31 and incorporated in I V -IM'SSU il " vVafl 1S92. Designed solely for study at the 8 N i fJsjLHH-y' 1 1 til Vi gy outset, with widened opportunities have 6 SitSvimSi' &-i::;:' Z iHT. ui come widened possibilities: social and l "ill ther feat"reS haVe been altIeci' anti to" to choose members. One delegate said that in her club, in cases of temporary removal from town, the absentees are made corresponding members to send letters at stated periods. During their absence members are chosen from the waiting list to take their places, these substitutes going back on the waiting list when the regular members return. NINETEENTH CENTURY CLUB Its Brilliant Record M EMPHIS women now boast a handsome clubhouse of which they are Justly proud. It Is the home of the Nineteenth Century Club, an organization that has been from its very beginning in the advance guard of every forward movement tending to elevate and broaden woman's sphere of existence. Founded Just ten years ago by a bravt little band of women numbering only six, its success has been phenomenal, and the history of the South records few Instances of progressive expansion equal to that which haa already been accomplished by this club. Mrs. Clarence Selden, Mrs. Bolton Smith, Mrs. Charles C. Currier, Mrs. William Kat-zenberger, Mrs. R. F. Patterson, Mrs. R. C. Brlnkley and Mrs. Churchill Selden were the pioneers in this movement, and with the dauntless courage char- acteristic of Southern women they began the work of organization. The spark struck in the Initial meeting did not kindle rapidly. Memphis had Its i staid and narrow notions of woman's 1 dependence, and when Memphis women j announced their intention of having a : club, chartered and incorporated, they ! OF MEMPHIS. and Bright Future. ran against a prejudice in the South as strong as the rock of Gibraltar. Nothing daunted, however, the little band of organizers persevered in their undertaking. ) Mrs. R. c Brlnkley served as the first President of the Nineteenth Century Club, and Mrs. Clarence Selden, the br'ett and bialny little woman who suggested the Idea of a woman's club in Memphis, was chosen to guide the destinies of the organization during Its second term of existence. The Object of the Club. The primal object of the club was to focus in the club home all that was brightest and best and most inspiring In those lines which tend to make woman more cultured, more useful, more womanly. Its membership lias never been phenomenally large, owing to the fact that the standard set up is so far above the average grade In point of cul. ture. With less than a dozen members they began the march of progress, and'jings sent with greetings from ail the The club work is divided into the following departments: Literature, art, music, drama, social economics, current topics, history and philanthropy. The season of 1900 was a momentous ( one in the club's history, owing to Ihe action taken In regard to the purchase of a club home. At a called meeting held in March. 1900, the die was cast. The club voted unanimously to buy a clubhouse. The building selected was La Salette, a handsome stone and brick structure situated near the corner of Third and Poplar streets, facing on Third street. The building cost or: ally not less than $40,000. but the Nineteenth-century Club purchased it by raising a mortgage on it for $12,000. The date upon which it became the property of the Nineteenth-century Club was July, 1900. Since that time the club has already put $5,000 worth of improvements on the Interior. The clubhouse is a handsome one, consisting of a main building, three stories in height and an "L" two stories high, with basements beneath the entire structure. The first floor Is done in rich terra cotta; the large hall on the left being the Assembly Hall, and the corresponding apartment on the right the reception-room. The custodian's room, a "cozy den"' back of this, leads into the reading-room lined with book shelves, where are kept all the leading magazines and books of the day. Situated In the "L" are the rooms for baths, whist, tea, servants, etc. Will Have a Gymiiasium. Above the "L" on the second floor will be the club's gymnasium soon to be fitted up with modern Improvements. The basement of this "L" will also be converted In the near futtire into an up-to-date bowling alley, and it is safe to predict that both the gymnasium and ; the bowling alley will be hailed with de- ! light by Memphis women. The entire building has been Temodeled and fitted up with all modern improvements, steam beat, electric lights and elevator. A Theater Contemplated. In addition to this the club has recently announced Its Intention to erect In the rear of the building a handsome new club theater with raised floor, 'electric lights, fans, steam heat, boxes and mezzanine foyer. Such a club building In the South, secured against Southern prejudice and after so many hard-fought battles, reflects no little credit upon the brainy, conservative, cultured women of Memphis. The club moved into Its new home early in .October and during the last week celebrated the event with an old-fashioned "housewarming" that will go down . upon the records as one of the events In the history of Memphis. Every apartment was thrown open to guests, and many handsome floral offer- leading clubs of the city, embellished the handsome interior lending a graceful triich and an ideal charm. t was a fi-ll-dress affair, attended hy the best of Memphis society In the receiving party were: Mrs. S. B. Anderson, President: Mrs. C. B. Galloway, First Vice President: Mrs. William Floyd. Second Vice President; Mts. Walker Kennedy, Recording Secretary; Mrs. Emmett Howard. Corresponding Secretary; Mrs. Stella Deem, Treasurer; Mrs. Churchill Selden, Custodian; and also as a special honor Mrs. J. D. Fulmer and Mrs. Milton Hunt. Beginning the new century under such auspicious circumstances the Nineteenth-century Club Is looking forward to still higher and broader possibilities of civic, social, religious and educational development, proud In Its conviction that along these lines it occupies a position not paralleled by any club In the entire South. A STROLLING SINGER. "He sang along the woodland paths When all the world was warm and gay, The birds half mocked him overhead. The shadows cooled his gretn.lt way. "The earth was sweet with growing Thetlvlnage promised full and fair; And one with eyes like larkspur buds. And garnered sunshine in her hair "Stood watching by the ilex trees. A glow, a welcome In her eyes. He sank, too tired, at her feet And smiled through wistful little sighs. 'Dear love,' he said, 'I can not live, I shall not see the morrow's sun; But I am fortunate to die While yet mv loving is not done. " 'And weep ho foolish tear3 for me. But when the vines with gold are hung Think "Life was very good to nlm For ' he had lived, and loved, and sung."'" , rCr.ariotte Becker In A.nslee'3 Mazazlne. !;;::"!::-;-: ..T t I i t 4 THE FUTURE WOMAN. What She Will Accomplish In Art. Journalism, ? Politics and Colleges. ' ? -K-H r-H-fr-i A' S the incoming century turns to the field of art it will read the name of woman in connection with high official position in various societies, and it will find her work upon the line In great exhibitions. Recognition In this field is unquestioned. If the work be worthy, then all her world whether great or small at once proclaims It so. Sometime during the late century she learned though the lesson cost her tears and years that intuition and feminine tact can never take the place of severe study. She found that technique and skill In draughtsmanship are not won as a midsummer pastime, with a setting of canvas, umbrellas, fragrant fields and pleasant companionship; that art, even to the feminine hand, can not be emancipated from labor. It will not be cajoled into a "delightful recreation," and "breadth," though a mighty word, will not cover a lack of knowledge. She has learned that it is not cruelty to keep the world waiting while she toil1 to prepare herself worthily. So the new century finds the serious woman hard at work and willing to wait for honor until honor is won. Since art in the highest sense is ex presslon we are consistent when we look to woman for worthy accomplishments. All ViHf lira la avni-QEclnn Hot- draee hor home, whether one room or a castle, her little manners all tell us something, and tell It unmistakably. And since her Joy in beauty Is supreme we expect that her expression of the highest beau ty, the spiritual, will not fall far below that of her brother. The morning promises fair. There are many shining names upon the scroll. Isora Chandler. The Club Woman. The evolution of the club woman Is one of the most striking and interesting phenomena of the Nineteenth century. Where will she stand in the year 2001, at they beginning of the Twenty-first century? If you stop to think that thirty-five years ago there were no women's clubs, and you are interested enough in the subject to investigate the place they now hold in the eyes of the world, you will be amazed at the progress she has already made. " Do not understand me to say that Ihe clubwoman will continue to evolve in the near future with the same rapidity as she has in the last decade. Her evolution, I think, will be In cycles. She sprang into existence Minerva-like, but it took thirty years to bring her prominently before the world, and she has reached a plane where she will remain stationary for a time. When I was a child my first years of school life were merely routine worn; preparatory classes a preparatory stage to my future development. I was what you might call a chrysalis. When I reached the age of twelve years I suddenly found myself capable of understanding and appreciating my studies. My mind In Its chrysalis stage had become prepared, had expanded, opened and become receptive, as in a night. The clubwoman Is a chrysalis to-day. Ten years from now she will have burst her shell and reached the first plane In her evolution. Club life so far has taught woman to know her possibilities, and in many cases her limitations. As the club movement grows the 1 world will become better. As women improve arid become more advanced their children will be more intelligent, and the race will be more perfect. The banding together of women in clubs has been one of the grandest and most productive movements of the age. J The Nineteenth century was called the "woman's century," but the Twentieth will be her grand paean. Mrs. William Tod Helmuth. The "Field of Journilism. If the number of women journalists increases during the next hundred years In anything like the proportion of the hundred years past there will be no men In that profession. Twenty years ago, when I first entered the ranks of New York Journalists, I knew of but one other woman who was engaged in the same sort of work. "Jennie June" was writing fashion letters long before that, and had done general editorial work on a weekly paper, but women reporters were virtually unknown. Now. I should say there are as many women engaged in all branches of Journalism as there are men. This will lead the statistician to T ? T ? T T reckon that in a hundred years men will "e "iciuing me sword or the pickax, while women alone will hold the pen. There is no reason that thev should not be represented in every department of Journalism. Why not the woman leader writer, the woman financial editor, the woman sporting editor? It is the desire of all newspaper proprietors to infuse new blood into the various departments' of their papers, and how can they do this better than by employing women in departments where their point of view is very different from that of the men? Woman as a mere fashion writer is a thing of the past. To-day she expects to rank with the man writer. In the future she will expect to be his superior, for a woman is not stationary in her ambition;?, she likes variety, A man is wedded to his old clothes. He sighs when he has to throw aside the old and comfortably fitting coat for a new one not so comfortably fitting. A woman sighs when she has to wear an old dress. She would like fashions to change every week Instead of every three months, as they do now. This love of variety in personal matters is carried into her professional life, if she reports a Salvation Army meeting today she hails with glee an opportunity to report a bicycle race to-morrow. With boundless ambition, with adaptability, energy and pleasing style, ther Is nothing to keep women from monopolizing the Journalistic profession if they put tneir minds on it. The only trouble j ls the. ara t to m' j , h ranks But th there others stand- 1 . - ing ready to fill the vacant places. In the next hundred years why may we not see all newspapers owned by women, edited by women, written by "women, with women compositors and women ' pressmen? Already there is one such in France. Jeannette L. Gilder. The College Girl. During the past century women's education in America has made steady and rapid progress. It began by '.heir very general admission to the publio schools as pupils, then as teachers, and so. necessarily, to the jiormal schools, and rapidly to the other courses In the colleges with which the normal schools were connected. Oberlin was the first to admit them on the same footing as men. which it did when It opened in IMS. The State universities of the West that were founded after Oberiin all followed its example, and gradually the older ones adopted the same policy, so that in all the West and South, where the State university is a strong influence, ther are but three of these Institutions to which women are not admitted on the same footing as men. Throughout the West and South also women's education is for this reason almost synonymous with co-education. In the East, however, the private college predominates, and so there is a greater degree of separation. But even here the restrictions are being gradually removed, and most of the men's colleges admit women to some department with some restrictions or have an affiliated woman's college. The affiliated colleges, where women receive separate instruction, chiefly or wholly from instructors in the men's college. Is a form of colloge organization copied from the women's colleges in Cambridge and Oxford, England. The chief examples In this country are Radcliffe and Brown. The independent college exclusively for women, with a standard of work equivalent to the chief men's colleges, is peculiar to America, and :is best exemplified by Vassar. Smith. Wellesley and Bryti Mawr. Everything at present indl 'ates that education advantages, undergraduate and graduate, academic and professional and technical, will be steadily more entirely opened to women. No one any longer clings to the old prejudice that "higher education unfits a woman for domestic lif" or that "she Is unable to profit by the same education that is offered to men. few still think that it impairs and her health or chances of marriage. In the century that is opening col'eg" education among women will become so common as to attnict little attention, and the effort will be no longer to secure it. but to make it of the greatest possible value to the community. It will become essential as training for intellectual, professional and business life, and the effort to change the college course for women In such a way as to train her directly for her afterwork will cease, and women will be allowed unquestioned to secure the best available intellectual training, whether for direct or Indirect us-. As women do a large proportion of the teaching in the public schools for boys, as well as girls, the education of the citizens of the coming c ntnry will depend largely upon the opportunities made available to woor n in the past, present and future. 'Susan G. Walker. Suffrage, Past and Future. The women of the year 20O0 will he voters. Not alone will this be true in the United States, but it will be true In ail the civilized nations of the world. No one who carefully observes the trend i of civilization and the growth of senti ment toward democratic g ivrnt.T-nt will doubt this statement for .i moment. When the position of women in the year 1S00 is considered in comparison with-that they occupy in the year 1S00 It tequires small gift of pmj.hvcy to foresee that if the same degi'e- of change is maintained in the Twentim century there will be perfect equality of rights and opportunities between the sexes when another hundred years has roiled around. The prejudice which m common to-day will have b.-en swept away before the convincing testimony of the actual achievements of women in every walk of life. Women will then be eli-ible to every position in the State, and patriotic political service will ne regarded as one of the most sacred duties of the true woman. Qualification, not 'ex, will be the guide to choice of officers. If In that day a woman snail appear whose fitness for the position "eems greater than that of any man. the' public will have no hesitancy in placing her in the President's chair because she ls a woman. Queens have occupied thrones of great nations and have received the homage of their people ince reverence for royal power was great enough to overcome sex prejudice. Carrie Chapman Catt.

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