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Monday, October 11, 1897
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WOMAN'S WORLD. MRS. EDWIN H. LOW'S VIEWS ON WOMEN AS BANKERS, Women In Military Service—Women In BnaiDCM—Storming » German University. A Splendid Institution—The Eyolution of Sl«ev«§. It has been discovered by the governor of the Bank of France that women are the best detectives of forged notes and of debentures with altered numbers, and he has therefore entirely intrusted the work of detection to a feminine corps. The delicate tact of their fingers, combined with fine intuition, helps them, and they never have been known to fail in a suspected forgery. This fact has given rise to the question, "Why should not women make as good bankers as men?'' and Mrs. Edwin H, Low, who runs a banking business in this city, was asked to express her yiewh on the subject. She said: "Does banking open a new field for •women? Well, I can hardly say 'yes' to that, because I don't think it does. If you ask if women may become successful bankers, I should answer 'yes' unhesitatingly. "Banking ia a profession," continued Mrs. Low, "as is law or medicine, and, like them, requires a special aptitude for the work, as well as long and arduous study. There are no schools wherein finance ii taught, and one has to begin «znments, where they are daily becoming more important factors. That they have been as efficient as men in these positions is proved by their retention in employment, and there ia no logical reason to doubt that they would give the same satisfaction were the offices elective instead of appointive. That they would fulfill all the functions of men is, of course, absurd, but that they would, by course of natural selection, take to themselves the offices best suited to them there can be no doubt. '' The antisuffragists argue that were war to be declared every woman in office would be a useless and clogging burden on the administration. Deeds speak louder than words. The records of the hospital corps in the great war of the rebellion and the magnificent services of the sanitary commission show that women can find work to do in war as well as in peace, and in each state can be the equal in her duty of man in his."—New York Tribuna MBS. EDWIN H. LOW. In » practical way at the lowest round of the ladder, so there is little likeli hood of many women getting the op iportunity to graduate in the profession. " 'What personal qualifications for successful bankers should women pos «e§s?' you ask. I should say, first, popularity. That is essential. The head of •the bank must be always approachable. I fear a woman's weakest point would be her tendency to be influenced by her sympathies. A sympathetic woman will not make a successful banker. "The aspirant would have to learn bookkeeping thoroughly and get esperi enoe as a cashier in handling money. Then practical knowledge of the various forms of obligations can only be acquired by experience. "I feel I have barely answered your question. If a woman feels she can reach the goal, the opening may possi- ibly present itself. I no longttr think of •fields' in connection with woman's •work. We live in an astonishing era, when woman chooses her vocation irrespective of the field. She says, 'I will do this,' and the way is opened. If she enters it humbly and seriously, she may meet with success. She waits for no precedent and needs none. The only question is one of her ability and suit ability to do the work."—New York Tribune. Women In Military Service. "A constantly recurring argument of the antisuffragists," says Charles H. Chapman of this city, "is the inability of woman to vote or hold office on account of her incapacity for military service. To support this the remon- strants construct or imagine a state of society that exists only among animals and the lowest forms of humanity, the state of existence where brute force is everything and intellect is nothing. "The merest smattering of history is enough to convince the reflecting reader how little brute strength or skill in physical warfare has been a factor in the success of the foremost statesmen, rulers or generals, and the manners and cnstoms of even savage peoples show how influence and power invariably abide with the keenest and wisest brains, not with the strongest arms. "When we endeavor to make military service the requirement for the franchise, we endeavor to controvert the Declaration of Independence and the American constitution and all the arguments and beliefs that led to the framing of these cornerstones of our national government. Wo must deny the existence on our legal records of those acts that give the franchise to overy sane male citizen of legal age-, irrespective of age, condition or physical capacity. When we are prepared to admit that black is white, right is wroug or that twice two may have other products than four, we may logically accept this statement of the antisuffragists as truth. Not only is it entirely false that ability for military service is a requirement for the franchise, bnt it is a fact registered on the statute books that the only citi- leus debarred from the exercise of tie voting privilege (excepting, of course, criminals, the insane and women) are the soldiers »nd sailors of the United States. "As to the incapacity of women to hold public office, unfortunately for the fcntisuffragist argument women have fc*d a large share in the work of conducting the government for many years. They haye been employed in the gov Women In Business. Never was there a period in the world's history when women were so anxious to be independent as now, even women of family and position having shaken off their sloth and gone into business. In the years gone by to do anything for one's living was almost regarded as a disgrace, and social ostracism was sure to be the result. Nowadays even the noblewomen of France and Great Britain are going into trade. Lady-So-and-so and the Countess of are not ashamed to place their names on milliners' and dressmakers' signs, and still are able to maintain their social pre-eminence. In New York it has become a fad for women to work, and the unfortunate part of it is that those who do not actually need to do so are setting up shops where elegant lingerie, millinery and gowns may be bought. These lady tradeswomen demand exorbitant pricea, and as they have a society following readily obtain them. The consequence is that women who really must earn their own living are hurt by the competition of those to whom it is not an actual necessity, and who often do it for the novelty of the thing and because they wish to earn extra money to keep up an extravagant establishment. Two women of the Four Hundred set last winter opened a tearoom on Fifth avenue, where 25 cents was charged for a cup of not always irreproachable tea. It became a sort of society function, anc the proprietresses reaped a harvest of shekels. Several other fashionable dames opened bonnet shops, not, however, with always successful results, business qualifications not having been comprised in their education.. The latest venture of an exceedingly ohic woman is a "bureau of social requirements. " Here the busy star of fashion may shift her responsibility of entertaining upon the shoulders of a hireling. From this place a hostess may have her invitations issued, her menus originated, her home decorated and her furniture dusted, and this by people especially trained for the service. In the case of a function the entire management is placed in the hands of a woman who makes terms with the florist, the decorator, the caterer, etc., all the arrange ments being made by the head of the bureau. The charges are moderate, and those women who object to trouble are glad to pay some one to take the matter out of their hands. The chaperon bureau is another institution which flourishes in large towns, as the city girl cannot go to theaters and balls unattended. Frequently the mother does not care for such functions, or she may be an invalid. Sometimes the girl is orphaned and some one must replace the parent. In young ladies' schools the chaperon is frequently in demand, as the teachers are not always at leisure or willing to accompany their pupils on shopping promenades or call ing expeditions.—Godey's Magazine. they are not officially recog- although nized. A. Splendid Institution. Seventeen ysars ago Mrs. Florence Elizabeth Cory founded in New York city the School of Industrial Art and Technical Design For Women, the only one of its kind in the world. It is the only existing school where women are taught to make practical working designs for goods where the pattern is brought to the surface by means of the jacquard loom. The intricacies of designing for carpets, brocades, raw silk furniture coverings, marseilles quilts, silk ginghams and goods of like nature having been deemed in other institutions too difficult for the feminine mind to master, therefore in these schools are taught merely the simple branches of design for printed goods only. The success, however, of the pupils of this original school of practical design in the obtaining of lucrative positions in the design room of factories and in the sale to manufacturers of their work proves that women can and do master the requirements and limitations of machinery and learn to adapt their designs to them. Any woman or girl who is faithful and persevering, who can do neat, careful workmanship, who can prove her necessity of becoming self supporting, her desire for this education and her utter inability to pay for instruction is eligible for one of the limited number of free scholarships given to worthy young women who show evidence of a taste for artistic work.—Womankind. COMTESSE DE CASTIGLIONE. Once the Grateit Be»nty I 0 Frtuice, Now Old. Ufly and Deserted. When the second empire was in the height of its glory, there were many marvelously beautiful women, collected at the court of Napoleon and Engenie, but the most beautiful of them all was that peerless creature the Comtesse de Castiglione, who played such havoc Storming; a German University. The first woman student at the University of Halle, I am told, says a correspondent of the Chicago Record, was Chicagoan, and she had a rather remarkable experience. She had been driven out of one of the other universi- ies by the students before she went to Jalle. There she resorted to a diplomatic method of securing admission. She found a home in the family of an eminent scholar under the pretense of studying the language, and through him became acquainted with one of the professors whose lectures she desired to attend. One day she asked him for that privilege. He was very polite and said ;hat he had no objections himself, but le did not know how the students would like it, and thought he would better consult them before giving his consent. The next day he addressed the Indents on the subject and told them that a very profound scholar from America, a young woman, had paid him he compliment of expressing a desire o attend his lectures, and he asked their lermission to invite her to do so. With me accord they shouted "Hoch!" which s the student way of signifying assent. But the good professor was still pnz- led as to the manner in which he should receive his guest and consulted an American student, who tells me the story. At first the professor proposed to invite her to sit with him upon the platform, but the young American told him that would never do in the world. as it would make her too conspicuous. After a consultation with the young lady it was decided that the professor and the American student together should meet her at the fountain in front of the university building a few minutes before the lecture began and escort her to the room They did so, and the profess01: offered her his arm as they entered the door. She took a modest seat in the rear of the room and occupied it daily Evolution of Sleevei. It is said that in woman's dress the sleeve has undergone greater changes than any other portion of her clothing. In England, after the Saxon invasion, the sleeve first began to assume definite shape, and through the centuries became long, short, pendulous, puffed, tight, full, capped or cuffed. The tight ones were so tight they had to be buttoned from shoulder to wrist. A certain kind of tight sleeve with open pendent ones banging from the shoulder was a very ornamental style. These sleeves may be seen on the fine bronze figure of Edward Ill's daughter on one side of his tomb in Westminster abbey. It seems as if we are now approaching the evolution of this hanging sleeve again. It has commenced at the shoulder, where deep frills stand out like angels' wings over a tight sleeve. It is probable that in a season or two more the frill will have descended to the wrist and changed somewhat in shape. It is to be hoped that the concessions due to our advancing civilization will be observed in these mutations, so that the comfort and convenience demanded by modern life may not fail to be maintained. Really, the sleeves of this season have run so much to frills and puffs that these lines written in 1758 seem quite appropriate now: Let your gowc be a sack, bine, yellow or green. And frizzle your elbows with ruffles sixteen, —New Orleans Times-Democrat. with men's hearts, and especially with the emperor's. All the glory and the glitter and the splendor of those days have fled. Only the stark memory of it is left, and the once lovely comtesse is now old and ugly and disabled. She resides in a quiet street in Paris and is without friends or relatives and is poor and pitifully disabled. Her blinds are always drawn. If she ventures out, it is always in a closed cab, rxnd she leads the life of a recluse, living on the memories of the past She reigned a queen for years—a queen of beauty, with all men at her feet.—New York Journal. Her Pocket. She was aboard a Broadway car the other day, and it was evident that she had lost something. Soon it was plain what the something was—her handkerchief, for she tagged at her belt and hunted up her sleeves and in her bodice and in her purse and all the other many places in which women are in the habit of stowing away the article. But it was no use. The handkerchief was not to be found. The interested earful, no less than the woman, were just resigning themselves to the loss when a man whose white hairs justified him in so doing remarked, "Beg pardon, madam, but have you tried your pocket?" "No," cried the woman, and, diving into the folds of her dress skirt, she fished forth the handkerchief. Of course, all the men in the car smiled in their own superior way, as though it were the most amusing thing in the world. But there was really nothing funny about it. For so long were women deprived of their pocket privileges that it is but natural that they should now and then forget that they have been restored to them.—New York Sun. The Winter's Yo^ue In Furs. It is predicted that for tho winter th furs most in vogue will be chinchilla sable, marten sable in the dark shades sealskin, astrakhan and that peculiar variety of astrakhan called breil schwantz (still born lamb), an exqui sitely soft skin like moire velvet, which is specially adapted for the blouses an jackets, which will be really the novel ties of the season. The long cloaks in cline rather to the redingote shape, al though they are straight in front. In fur lined garments the upper par of th(j bodice alone is lined with fur Again, the cloak is merely trimmec with fur, and again, the fur lines it en tirely. Green, heliotrope or dark rec cloth or velvet, developed in long cloak and lined or trimmed with fur, special ly obtain for women who are tall am slender. Beautiful collars, yokes an neck pieces of various shapes are devel oped in fur, to be worn over a clotl coat or dress and accompanied by a muf of and a toque decorated with the sam fur.—Ladies' Home Journal. NOTICE THIS BEFORE. iou May Hare Noticed This B*f«re Many a Time and Pr»b»bly Spoken About It. Opinions expressed publicly through a newf- paper by people in the commoner walk* of life who live in some distant elate, lacr the interest which is attached to the opinions held by resident* of thii part of Logtngport. The lormer ha« always a gu»Dic!ou» haio around them which is absent in the latter To put it plainer the i eatfer would much sooner believe that statement of a man livi 1 g: in Loganepo t than the statement of a resident livins in Wooneocket. R I., and when the Loganeport citizen courts inquiry, ihe experience which tol ows can certainly be depended upon. Mr. Chas Kepj-ler, 1518 Writfht St.. says: "A dull achin? pain bad been annorlrm me for over a year.rlght across the small of my back. When stooping- over or lifting anything heavy, ic caused severe sharp paiss in my kidneys, and every time I caught s slight cold it made me worse. I cannot say as to the cause of my trouble, but sometimes I thlnK it was malaria, while down in Missouri, or the mediuin s I used to cure it rreadaOout Doan's Kidney Pills in the newspapers, and concluded that if they would do half whit wa£ claimed for them, they would relieve ray aching* back. I procur cd them at Keesllng's drug- store, and in short time I was cured I have done som pretty hard work since that time, but my bao stands it pretty well for I never feel it now. Doan's Kidney Pills are for fale by all dealer*, price 50c per box. Sent by mail on receipt of price by Foster-itilburn Co .Buffalo N. Y., sole agents for the P. S. Remember the name Doau's cad cake no other. BABY HUMORS Instant relief for gkiu-tortuwd bthiMn.ul rest for tired mothers in a mirm hath m-ith CuTicnUL Soxr, and » single application of CUTIOURA (ointment), the great ikiu cure. The only speedy and economical treatment. for itching, burning, bleeding, tctiv, a! i,[ pimply humors of the skin, scalp, and Mow) (uticura iMoMthronghouttliJTorld. Fom> D«ro »ia> C>«», . KAL COBTOKAIIOS. Sol« Proprictori, Bo«on. ^f " How to Curt' Every Biby Huraor."m»U«d ft««, BABY BLEMISHES The Doable Skirt. The double skirt is not becoming to many women. It shortens in appearance figure to which every inch is a dis- inct advantage, and, worn by a taller woman, one gets at first sight the impression of a schoolgirl who has outgrown her petticoats. A skirt that has i second edition which reaches to just jelow or is on a line with the knees will prove decidedly more becoming if double skirts are to become general.— New York Post. f or nearly two years. The students al enunent departments at Washington ! W *J' S treated her respectfully, and many And have filled minor positions in va- i °* ^ evl became her friends. Since then rlous other places. They are likewis* j WC)lnen ha™ na d no difficulty in attend- in state and municipal goy ! *"* lectnres ** Halle on the private plan. President Rogers of the Northwestern university of Evanston, Ills., has announced that hereafter all girl students will be kept under guard. They must ive in the university boarding hall and >e indoors every night by 8 o'clock. They must noc leave town unless accompanied by a chaperon named by the faculty. Fraternities may give only one party a year. Snsan B. Anthony, Rev. Anna Shaw and Mrs. Carrie Chapnian-Catt will make a tour of some of the larger cities this fall. Minneapolis being the western limit, to which place they will give two days, commencing Nov. 17. It is said, "The voice of the people is the voice of God. " In the voice of the people there is a soprano as well as a bass. If the soprano is never heard, how can you know the voice of God?—R«v. Anna H. Shaw. Thirteenth Century Women. I have just come across a passage in a book of gleanings from one Bartholo mew Anglicus, a medieval writer. He lived about the middle of the thirteenth century. The passage is on the subjec of women. You shall hear how the olc philosopher regarded the sex. It begins with a command, direct and simple, and applicable ill all ages: "Men be hove to take heed of maidens. For they be tender of completion, small, pliant and fair of disposition of body, shame fast, fearful and merry. Touching outward disposition, they be well nurtured, demure and soft of speech and wcl' ware of what they say and delicate in their apparel. And for a woman is more meeker than a man, she weepeth sooner, and is more envious and more laughing and loving, and the malice of the soul is more in a woman than in a man And she is of feeble kind and is more shamefast, and she maketh more lees- ings and is more slow in working and in moving than a man."—Walter Be sant. Two young women of Woodland, Cal.. Miss Nora E. Andrews and Miss MattieM. Fisher, successfully passed an examination before the supreme court for admission t<o the bar. An outcome of the recent convention of the Working Girls' club in Philadelphia is the organization of a national league of -working women. The Braid Mania. The tailors assure us that the braid mania has come to stay, and that the autumn and winter walking gowns are to be adorned with soldierly trimming of epaulets, frogs, etc. Some of these- braided designs are very pretty, and iu black or gray, blue, deep red or dark green cloth are extremely becoming. The braided tailor made gown is the tailor made gown for the slender woman. The most severely plain cost-unit- can be made becoming by elaborate braiding, and the too slender wearer may rest in the serene consciousness that her much trimmsd suit is perfectly correct Designs in fine silk braid and in jet passementerie, on the same order as thi- patterns for cloth suits, are to be used for frocks of silk and other light mate rials. Indeed, some of our old ideas ou the subject of dress are to be npser, completely this season. One need uot be severe and simple iu order to be cuiier made.—New York Commercial. Filt Her Levion.i Into Practice. Miss Snsan W. Randall, daughter o' the late Samuel J. Randall of Philadtl phia, proved awhile ago the true meaning of first aid to the injured. She was driving along a street in Utica, -where she was visiting, when George D. Fra zier, a veteran soldier, was run over by the electric cars, which severed his leg? below the knees. There were several :ir tendants and inmates upon the vereiKUi of the Whilesboro sanitarium, iu from of which the accident occurred, but they seemed too horrified to offer any assistance to the injured man. Miss Randal! sprang from the carriage and. examining Frazier's wounds, called for help from the sanitarium. Receiving no at tention, she rushed into the yard, and. cutting down the clothesline, she bound up the limbs, stopping the flow of blood She afterward assisted at the amputation, and the physicians declare the man owes his life to her prompt action- Bold floral and conventional patterns are evolved in jet passementeries, which as usua are peerless among elegani trimmings for fin gowns. Clever modistes improvise divers ways o disposing jet and other trimmings and. nat urally, consider the figure in tie arrangement. Bayadere effects are in the ascendant, bu only tall women may adopt them with im The demand for change and variety in to; garments ia supplied by blouse-jackets Though the back of oue of them has shaping seams, it droops at the bottom, with a trifl' less fulness, however, than at the front. Watered silks with a wool filling suggests the beautiful striping^ of the zebra and are aptly named •moire zebra. In every instance black is the basis, with a decoration in green, blue, heliotrope or other color. Niobe cloth is another silk-and-wool miiture with a surface not, unlike peau de soie. One variety is figured with large white ribbed dots and another with black chevrons that are also ribbed and run across the goods. A black silk tieavcr crown is combined with a cense velvet brim in a boi turban of gooc style. The brim is clouded with black ne shirred over it to simulate 8 puffing. Blacl silk cord is coiled about the crown and twistec at the back in a knot through which is thrust a Rhinestone dagger. A bunch of pink velve- roses sustains a pair of black wings at tha left side. There is » brave showing of colored braids in designs corresponding with those carriec out in black. In one style gold soutache is intermingled with brown, green, blue, navy, red. plum or olive-green worsted soutache. The same colors are used without gold in ao other ciass. and in a third, in which colors and pold are intermingled, the gold in the form of threads instead of oraid. gofd and colored but tons are sei at intervals. A variation is provided in the Dagmar blouse-waist oy clusters of tucks and by sleeves with draped puffs. Cords instead oi frills adorn the back of » rnousquetairc sleeve with » draped puff and > iaucy inJl.—Frox Tht Delineator. _ Women'* Enlarged Sphere of Labor. It is evident that women are pressing forward more and more into professions and positions formerly held exclusively by men. This, iu our opinion, is an ei- cellent sign, although iu some branches of labor there is reason to regret it What- women more particularly require i« a training from an early age which will enable them to take their own part in the battle of life when, through tho death of those on whom they were dependent or through misfortune, it becomes incumbent upon them to provide for themselves. This early training is a matter which does not appear to receive the attention and consideration that it ought, for how many women are there who am, for example, compute interest intelligently and accurately? How many are there who are even capable of managing their own affairs or their own property, if they have any. with any- iiing like business capacity? The education of woman is not complete unless she has as a part of her equipment a mowledge of at least the rudiments of Business. Women who are blessed with a fair share of worldly goods need this mowledge hardly less than those who lave to make their own .way in the world, and who have not the protection and guardianship of husband and father, 'or snch women can never be sure that ibey may not at any moment be called. OE to earn their own livelihood.— Sew York Ledger. Bicycling; Servants Barred. "The bicycle has put a premium on 'emale servants," said the proprietor of an intelligence office in New York, 'for now it is more difficult to get a ;ood maidservant than it ever was be- r ore. People who come here to engage servants are particular in stating that ihey will pay high wages to a girl who does not ride a wheel. Like their sisters n other stations in life, the servant girls have taken to wheeling, and in doing so neglect their household duties. It's got so nowadays that some of them re- 'ose to take situations where they are orbidden to go out wheeling. On the other hand, the women who want servants don't want bike servants. They say that the servants who ride wheels are go anxious to get cut that they do their work too quickly, and hence badly, then ash away on their wheels and stay out until 1 o'clock in the morning. The result is that the girl is late in getting jreafcfast and dopy in waiting on the able. One -woman came in here the )ther day and offered me $30 as commission to get her a good servant who tad not learned to rida, and many em- jloyeis are willing to pay as high M$£0 month for such a irirl."—Exchituro. CELERY^ag, SARSAPARIILA COMPOUND,' v TheBest Nerve tonic Known. . -•«»£>• The Greatest Earth. It Restores Strength. Renew* Vitality. Purifletv the Blood. Regulate* the Kidneys Liver and Bowel* PREPARED BY PccK Medicine Co., NEW YORK. N. Y- For.sale by Ben Fisher, Bus j aha & Schneider, W. H. Porter. J. F. 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