The Montgomery Advertiser from Montgomery, Alabama on January 7, 1894 · 13
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The Montgomery Advertiser from Montgomery, Alabama · 13

Montgomery, Alabama
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Sunday, January 7, 1894
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the daily Ad vertiser, Mofr 13 BACHELOR GIRLS v THEY FORM A DISTINCT ELEMENT IN LIFE- TO-DAY. Thm Bachelor Ulrl Hm Strom Domestio Slue One la Balldta u Aputmnt Haas tot Hr KIb4- EUle D Wolfe aad Jeaaette Glider Represent Bachelor Wo- ; '.-. .. For The Advertiser. i Thousands are added every year to the number ol American women who set up homes tor themselves bona flde homes, "but do not marry. In fact we have a hew class among us, new, and distinct and Increasing. These women arefor the most part of our best modern "type, educated, energetic, independent, enterprising, and mor or less artistic; They vary In age from 25 to 40, but they are no l&rigef dubbed "old maids.!' They are known as "bachelor girls." Tacitly, they are. held to stand outside the marrying class. They do marry, sometimes, but tney are not "looking oh" to marriage as their aulef end and aim. 1 Have ueen such a number Of these bachelor girl this past fortnight; I utd not know New York held so many, but tney abound here in ail the proiee-slons and occupations, from the young doctors and architects through the list of literary women, artists, musicians, .Delsarteans. business women, Journalists and stenographers, and in all the many newer paths. . I asked several prominent women who have been dubbed' "bachelors". if they objected to the title. "Not in the least." was the unanimous reply; "it is very convenient. People understand the situation at once If we are called bachelor women. It saves explanations and gives us a status and keeps our relatives quiet." They were one and all admirably fem inine women, in well-fitting gowns Wltn the dainty touches of fashion's latest fancy, and I know they were successful women with good Incomes and that they had charming homeB of their own making. One of them, a lournallst, laughingly added: "The relatives have been very hard to convince. They are always re minding us we must not dlBgrace the family name, though when 1 nrst came to New York it was wltn tne run con. Bent of my father and mother in the West. I nearly went down In the con test with mV uncles, cousins and aunts here. It was ten years ago, and for women then to choose to live alone was considered preposterous. I tried tn live with them and do the social and conventional thtng, but I could not keep up the irregular life' of a news paper woman and taie society lire, too. My nerves and temper both gave out I asserted my Independence, took a little room, and lived for my work and future success. And those Were times to trv the bravest woman's Soul. Money was scarce . and sympathy scarcer The situation has changed nnw." This Is the experience of most of the bachelor girls. They have haa to nve down an opposition party at home. How- fiver, the mere number of tnem is becoming so formidable that criticism is growing weary. There Is the brave girl who has some one dependent upon her: restless ones who tired of being "fifth wheel" at home; the ambitious girl who revels in her freedom, in the enjoyment of the money she earns and spends as she likes, and in the home she can make to her own taste. They are all as unlike as their occupations, which are leclon. but they have one general characterise tic an enthusiasm almost boyish over their work as well as an ardent faith in the future. They are not at mil "strong minded" In the old sense, and thev rtn nnt m in for clubs and Sorosls. They are too uusy maicing tnelr Homes, and they Just love the littl fireside they create. ' It Is the aspiration of every bachelor girl to have her own flat The domestic side of her develops more and more as the come in contact with the hustling workaday world. To own a refined, secluded nook where she Is ab-h-lUVti ni,"tr. to have a place where Tend3- and women, can come w n.tertli'ed as she wishes, is menn Tnd there are Qu,t friend. .L"..WOmtL M" ar her of Th JL nd 8h? ma'r eWl marry one day: but whn they are .S active wo- in Paris. - She became . wry clever as a Writer and correspondent, made a large social acquaintance, developed surprising business shruwdness, and soon began to make great hits In the business- department ot the paper. ' Her income is very larire. Manv newspaper men envy the facility wltn', wmou sna secures enormous contracts of advertisements for The Herald, receiving a tidy commission on each onu. Whe lives in Paris In a big generous way, has a delightful, suite of rooms at a fashionable hotel; fitted up in the daintiest taste with walls hung with rose-colored brocade and a floor strewn with black fur rugs, a crackling wood fire on the brass andirons, pink shaded candles, and tables littered over with silver trinkets a uemeetto feminine display in great contrast to the severe tailor dress she affects. Her hobbljs are the giving of mart dinner parties and the love ot an uncommon little black dog. . Miss Lewis and Her Uuclielor Wo. ' i raun'i Auartme-bt House. . ' y - iulte another type of the bachelor" Woman Is Miss Janet Lewis, who, beside being a clever artist, has seen a colossal idea of her own materialize into a great philanthropise and practical business scheme. This Idea was a bachelor woman's apartment house. It sounds like an Utopian plan to build an eight-story house with nearly 150 rooms and suites exclusively for women, but it Is soon to be a fact accomplished. both Marbury are two more successful young bachelors. 'Ming be Wolfe is a well known actress and considered one of the best dressed women in New York and Is a member of the smartest set. , Miss Marbury Is a very busy woman, conducting a prosperous business as international agent for i French plays add translations. She is 'the American representative of Sardou and Dumas; and Is business manager for Miss Da Wolfe, and was formerly agent and secretary7 of Mrs. Frances Hodgson Burnett. "-SKe-entirely managed the dramatization of "Little Lord Fauntleroy, arranging fof Its translation' and lights in nearly all the countries of the world. he also 'has translated and arranged several successful plays,' among them "Mwr Ontrtam." tt 'Both these young women have large Income and live together in a charming nous! in Irving place, filled with art treasures gathered In Eurone, whither they Journey together every summer. Theif home Is truly a ''house beautiful," filled with old mahogiinyf tapestry, fine rugs 'and miniatures, . Miss to Wolfe Is an expert on these matters and her leisure is occupied In poring over books on French epochs in furniture and due oration, and when In Paris she haunts the -museums. She, Is absolute authority on Buhl, Adam, Sheraton and Chlrpendale. Her passion for the stage la divided with her love for ar.t matters. The home of htese two busy young Dacneiors is nuea with a corps of train. ' "I have not done a stroke of painting J?r a, ,ana 18 conauctea with the or a year." Miss Lewis said to ml-7fA"Svtn0Mmy of any "I have given up everything to rarrv inusome, esiaDiisnmnt .u"?. I..ytmns 10 ,arry ' Bachelor girls are aDt to bo fnnd nf She showed me a portfolio full , of . ' J3 male bl0r P Ms architect's plans. The very handsoml &&H,P 'ET r alkln? building will stand on the corner of .ft B,'s1. flfml"in? counterpart Nineteenth Street and Fnurth iv... a?0 oW l,ver and mahogany,-treas- BUe , ures rrom tne antique shops and art 3 "That building Is rented from tho- 61,""Yt is th hnma m.ifiK ,g there would be women tSt. tZT. J?!1,0 . treasures, , and for it before I cmilrt rT Vh- .'Tv"1" rennrements at home, In con. I have rented every room In the build. .verrSr,nTH.mffi ' ery and publicity ot- ing. It Is now considered aVY.. . Xl2"'s lne " oney man out n v LT. V " " to mk m Z.uZ. 18 not o Prone mtles. o! ,iB carriage as the Among tho "en Rosa a,. . uucneior wo- Bonhenr Is a conspicuous ness scheme. There imaiug iae money. nnchplor. Olrl With "BstablUlinientJ". , . ""BT-M Will. WM&'mw ' 5 '' ' -UMou.i j I I ia I njliwrj .j.i.-.yi lj 1 ' I I ' I f.rrtisii'. ri i. . LI I EERS- I i 1 OBJECT; TO BEING fiORRI IPO And they therefore formed a gymnasium club in which to exercise and reduce flesh. Of course they did all this very secretly and their owner could not account for the birds growing so rapidly and steadily poor and lean after so much pains had been taken to fatten them for Thanksgiving day. THERE ARE LOTS OF DISAPPOINTMENTS Elsie De TOolffe. 'eaanette Otlder. jigur. living' In'absolute Independence J her beautiful country place near Fontainebleau. And I think little Hilda pr Hawthorne's "Marble Farm," feeding her doves and doing "light house. Keeping" n her tower Is another good type. Gentle and shrinking as she was. "n was no more so by nature than jy a young bacheloress who lives In Trk hall bed room and bravely goea dally t0 her dingy newspaper of- "t nnmograpners- bureau. ; ti?w .'S n, fcndl' iw bf finances troubla, the sHf-mipporting womiA as n Jtt. "an Many Have hard luolTand lv !L aketn' mark th r so brave-thJ .i8-, ' men. But mtZ Z plenty wh6 m"y dted to now how women are ucoHl!npr. - Vi WeJ7,,' Bal.. Warn an. Miss Effle Mackenale-Evans, the only Trt Hr - Mis, Evan, is .n Ohio wornw. born ri. .? imlrK t0 " somMhlng."5 Her m Vw uM flno Wifotory vent, ?an ,t,r mbli at one time be' andhin.K int0 wnfM sisterhood s? ircom"J n,m' Thwarted in this, H , b?"" 'notranhy and taught 'ha..i wfd.,nt0 1u'-nallm. d.lng work for various New York nd Wentern papers. . ,K FnJ!l'nt '? Pttr, about the time the work i.Hu1"'!!? ,",rlou "wpapw worn wttb the beginning ot Tie Horald She told me that the Idea of an apart ment house solely for women had. drift ed throuhg the minds of many brilliant women who had delightful plans buti nil too Utopian for everyday uBattes. Among them Mrs. Candace Wheeler had a most Interesting scheme for a large building with a court in the center and a flower market and fountains it. foreign fashion, but this would re quire an enormous space and not practicable as yet. Miss Lewis's plan, was feasible, and the various ladles iriti!Vf ested in the idea brought all their .force's together to put it through. The building will be ready for occu pancy next autumn. The ground Is. leased for ninety nine years. The building is arranged in single rooms and in suites of all combinations. There are admirably lighted studios on top. All sorts of arrangements are made for light 'house keeping. Rooms are to be had furnished or not as desired. There aie several large suites Where groups of three or four may co-operate In the house keeping. There are the latest things In bath rooms, electric lighting ,und heating and even cooking by elec tricity, ana mere is an exceueni restaurant to be conducted by the lady who so ably managed the restaurant in the womans building at the World s Fair. There Is a roof garden for those who remain In the city during the umT mer in short this bachelor woman's building will have every convenience conceivable for making life comfort able. It is to be conducted on the same principle as any first-class apartment house. References are required as in cny reliable place. The strictest scrutiny of the tenants when they take their lease will be required; after that there will be no cast iron rules or In terference. "We shall not draw the line so rigidly against men as to, ex elude a furnace man anil me?sengr boys, but there will be no husbands o lainttra oi mnuuB Biiuweu to live m the building," Miss Lewis said. : The prices are to be moderate, rang ing from 120 to $60 a month, according to the rooms. It will be in no sense a "hotel" or a "home" or a "boarding house." but eaoh tenant will be as Independent of her neighbor , as It she lived in a cltv block. Numerous Well known women have, engaged these rooms literary women and artists', business women and a number of high-class trained nurses who ' know - the value of a healthful house: Miss Lewis will have one of the pleasantest suites and will practically manage the business of the building. ,i :: The enterprise shows the number arid Importance of the bachelor women1 In New York. ; . i MUa Gilder of taa Critic i Miss Jeannette Gilder, one of the editors of the Critic is another successful bachelor woman. She does not elect to live entirely alone, but shares during two-thirds of the year an Interesting old colonial house in New Rochelle with her brother (Mr. Joseph Gilder" of The Critic) and his wife. She comes-dally to the city to pursue her duties-as editor, book reviewer and writer. . i Miss Glider Is a slater of Mr. Richard Walson Glider, editor of The Ceijry Magazine,, and of Colonel William Q1W der. the arctlo explorer. Bhe has a rather masculine manner and dress, but is the. most feminine and gentle of women with , an extremely sympathetic personality, Her house Is filled with choice bits of antique furniture and he . Is a collector of all sorts of art tTeas-. tirm. ". ,-, , ! Wolf and Elisabeth Mar- burr Miss-Amy Campbell Is a striking ex-.flmple jpt a home-making bachelor girl. Sne lives . In Cincinnati, and has the highest social connections. Miss Campbell has built up a large Income. She is still a young woman, but manages a school for phonography, where she has four teachers, a largeajporps of expert reporters and copyists and bureaus in- all the hotels in the city. All this business she manages thoroughly. She nets about $10,000 a year, and finds -time to Indulge her love for horses and ttend to the little stock' farm which she has bought. She lites with her sister and another woman friend about Six miles from the city, and drives herself to her office each morning behind two dashing horses with a grqpm 1V. - r- f ' . VC I i v In this life and the loss of a good Thanksgiving dinner is not the least of them. almoBt every grief, and we are thankful to say. , There Is, however, a balm for We Have the Balm That Will Always Cure Any Ordinary Disappointment THAT IS WHAT AVE ARB HERB FOR OLR MISSION 19 TO PLEASES YO0 WE CAS DO IT EFFECTUALLY WITH OtR GRAND PHOTOGRAPHIC PRODUCTIONS Of noted scenes and places In- the various portions of the world. The photographic views are the selection of the noted traveler and lecturer John L. Stoddard, and with each view there Is an entertaining description from his pen. Nothing in the way of art work has ever1 -been produced to equal these MAGNIFICENT fORTFOLIOS OF PHOTOGRAPHS They are real geVns, and each serids qo ntain's a perfect galaxy of art The views contained In No. 10 arev iili il! .. iTHB. MADELINE, PARIS. , , PROMENADE, MCE, FRANCE. BOl'DOIR OF MARIE ANTOINETTE, TRIANON, VERSAILLES. WINDSOR CASTLE, ENGLAND. LIVERPOOL, LIME STREET, ENGLAND. THE BANK OF ENGLAND, LONDON. HOLVROOD PALACE, EDINBLRO, SCOTLAND. -' EMPEROR'S PALACE, BERLIN. INTER DEN LINDEN, BERLIN. ' THO QUAYS OF ANTWERP, BELGI I'M. THE ROYAL PALACE, BRUSSELS, BELGIUM. THUl AND TUB BERNESE ALPS, SWITZERLAND. MAXIMILIAN PLATZ, VIENNA. THE LOGGIA, FLORENCE. GRAND CANAL, VENICE. STATUE OF LIBERTY, NEW YORK HARBOR. i! 7 aV. . II ifVXf 7r J .- ; MUa Lewis. ' to take the trap home. Her house is a -quaint old mansion, over 100 years old with' wide porches filled with lam-mocks and easy chairs, and a garden with cows and poultry. Her liobby Is her love' for horses and colt-raising. She has a stable of live handsome horses, and a number of young colts which she spends her leisure time In breaking. Mrs. Campbell his worked all this out herself. She mastered phonography and passed the examination' for -Harvard only eight , years ago. Since that time she has built up the business of which she is the sole head. " 'JJaohelor Girl Chnranterlstlcs. ' There have always been "women who worked. and women who ' wept," but the new5' edition works willingly, end if she . Weeps at all she lets no one see her. She does not usually live In the bnonm of her family: if she does the family a generally aepenaenc upon her for support' Her life; Is free from scandal and misunderstanding. Her work Is as and above board as a man's, and she will not allow herself to be placed In a false position. The home she makes h Its bWhflJ-There Is all the domesticity and- qufe' enough conventionality hut it is very feminine, and without cast- iron ruies ana regulations. I 1 n0 WOtnan A tact nnma mif In n glory 1 this sort of home-making. She oarr do ttwre with small materials than seems possible. I hs ve seen her give a smart' tea- with one-quarter the number of apoons she ought to have. She did not 'have them, but she so Bklllfully managed! that no one 'detected the secret. flh tin Itttl trltba r.f A.t u-. Miss Elsla De Wolfs and Miss Ellaa- table and herself so Picturesquely that COME AND SEND AND GET THEM ANYWAY, BUT GET TftEM FOR THEY ONLY COST A TRIFLE READ THIS Cut out six coupons of different numbers, one for each day In the week, and send or bring them to our office with five two cent postage stamps, to pay the cost of mailing, wrapping, etc.. and we will send you series No. 10. If you have mlcd any of the prevlon. ls.oe. you can oMalu them by ,emlttla a. 20c. for each oae. the lack of similarity in her china service and silver Is simply a charm. She ueems to have an Instinct for tickling the palate. Perhaps the touch of Bohemlanlsm in her life makes her seek a little more originality In her table. But she is generally a bit of an epicure herself, and Is learned In the re-Sources of the best grocers. "Appearances" are vital, too, she says, and "color" Is everything, and when she cannot serve her dainty cookery from a costly dish she makes It interesting in a quaint odd patterned plate that seems to suit It better. She prides herself on several dishes "expensive, but heavenly," which she can prepare in "five minutes Dy me clock.". There Is, for Instance, a little receipt for "after dinner cheese," which one of these cookery witches delights her guests with. She mixes before your eyes a portion of Roquefort cheese (good Roquefort, too, for she knows where to get it best) and a little pat of butter with a dash of cayenne, and slowly moistens It with a glass of dry champagne. She works it into a smooth paste with her heaviest silver fork on a Dresden plate and spreads it daintily on a toasted water cracker and waits for the applause. i Nothing Is more appetizing than the little suppers In a bachelor girl's "den." For be It an humble one in Bohemian fashion, or more elaborate with a maid to serve and a mistress In a becoming tea gown at a mahogany table, there Is always an individuality and charm In the cordial hospitality with which she gives you the best she has. i iln short, as I started at the outlet. home-making Is' the strong point of the bachelor girl. il'1 Jeannette Hale.: i ,,,';1 1ln spite of the fact that tho enttforn shore of Maryland has been Inhabited by a face of keen sportsmen for two lad a half centuries, smnll gnmo Ii Mill Sibundant In the remotor parts af the region. Large tidal rivers unknown to northern sportsmen abound in duck, rabbits are plentiful in most ol tnit southern counties and there are marly quail in the great woodlands that gtill cover many thousands of acres. There are many squirrels in the pine woods of the southeastern counties and the variety of water fowl, especially cn the Atlantic side, Is remarkaOle. The experiment of putting carrier pigeons on Sable Island, that narrow, sandy Island lying to the southwest o Cape Canso, N. S.. which has been called the'The Graveyard of the Atlantic." has proved successful. The experiment was tried by the Canadian government as a relief to the Islanders, the govern ment sleamers making only monthly The homing loft of the birds it Cold finds are common In Alaska Just ,,,, ..ri Juneau is stirred up every nr an hv the ariDoarance of some i trips, miner from a newly Inspected region at Halifax, nearly 200 miles from th with rich specimens of onj, and occa- ' Islands, and the flight Is made over slonally with ' pockets full of coarse I the stretch of sea in less than a day. gold. About three weeks ago a miner ' One pigeon Was out In the heavy storm brought In a pound of coarse gold, i on November 28 and lost part of Its which he got on Jacob! Island, in Icy Strait, 175 miles northwest of Junvau. He said the gold was mostly in decomposed quartz, but there was also much coarse gold In the region. A large parly of miners started ' immediately to locate claims on the Island. It Is not surprising to learn that a small herd ot buffalo has been found In Routt county, Colorado. It Is the extreme northwestern county of the Utate, a largo ara of sparsely settled mountain country, rich In big game and 111 provided with railways and other methods of transportation. No hunter from the Emit ever went Into Routt county .without hearing the tradition that a few buffalo still remained In a, part of the county. The skulls of buffalo killed years ago are still found occasionally by Routt county hunters. Another strip of Indian lands, the northern part of the Colvllle reservation, In Washington, will probobly be thrown open to settlement next fall. Government surveyors completed their survey of the strip about a tveek ago. The reservation Is bounded on the north by the British Columbia boundary line, on' the. west by the Oklahoma river and on tho south and east by tho Columbia river. The portion to be thrown open for settlement extends tho whole width of the reservation and from the British- Columbia boundary to about thirty-six. miles south. It has an approximate area of 8.600 square miles. There are a few Indians on the strip who will receive each 160 acres before the land Is thrown open to the whites. message, but enough was deciphered to show that all- were well on the Island that morning. While a big herd of cattle, being driv-' en from the ranch to market, was pans-, lng through the Snohomish Valley, Washington, lust week, an Immense deer, the largest ever seen In thos parts, bounded out of the woods and Joined the drove. Partly because of th ; difficulty of cutting out the anlmai from tht middle of the here), where It quickly worked Its way, and parti. through curiosity as to what It would do, the cowboys did not molest It. The deer quietly remained walking with the herd for eight hours, and finally entered Into a corral with the cattle at Snohomish, where It was captured. The- sleeping sandwich Is a powerful' compound of, bread" sliced thin and buttered with a mixture of chopped raw-onion, cavalre, mustard, salt and pepper. It should be offered only to strong digestion and not to rensltlv olfactories., It Is a palatable late luncheon to thoso K'hn llbn nnlnnl nrwl hnva nnf ftia ttmr. slon to cavairo ascribed by Shakspenrn to everyday citizens. The onion an cavaliv sandwich, taken with beer or), ale, is said to promote sound sleep., The soldier Is the best fed Individual of his clam In Europe. The British' soldUsr rectdves for his dally ration', 18 ounops of bread,, 12 of meat, 1 oft-rice, 8 of dried' vegietables, 16 of pota-: tot, and once a wk he receives 3; ounces of salt, of coffee ana t ot; sugar. - A

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