SUCCESSFUL WOMEN. f -t Three Interesting Examples Bright Young Americana, of The Evealnt Sun's "Woman About Town" —A Girl Who Hits Shot :in Initlnn und Savtxl ft Camp—Mrs. Sophia Braeimlich. ICOPYKIGnT, 1S91.1 One day I heard of a woman up-town Vho believed she had made a discovery. "The Evening Sun's 'Woman about Town,'" said she, "is not a woman; she (sic) is a man! The man has studied •women, and he knows how they think »nd how things look to them, but he has one failing, every now and then he gets drunk and gws on a spree." The person addressed inquired with all gravity from what the lady drew her inferences. "Well," returned she, "I'll tell you. He runs along with squibs, critiques and one thing and another, the most interesting 1 paragraphs in the paper day after day, until suddenly you miss him. For an afternoon, or possibly two, he doesn't •write a line, and when he begins again he's brilliant but sometimes, or I imagine it, a little mixed. The second day he pulls himself together and conies out •with a wonderfully sparkling column. He keeps it up, getting- more and more delightfully clever, for about five or six •weeks, and then he's gone again. "Am I not right now?" The person, with a show of reluctance wickedly allowed that she was. "Now I wish, if you know him, yon would go to him and tell him there is a lady who is deeply interested in him and who begs so earnestly that he will reform." The person went, and the woman «ent a return message promising that the interest and sympathy of her (his) •unknown friend should rouse her (him) to most earnest efforts to abstain from alcphol. There were no breaks in the column for a long period, an d the anxious •watcher up-town sent many a note of congratulation. The watcher was only one of a wide circle of readers whose curiosity has teen piqued by the clear-eyed comment of the merry, keen, yet tender woman. Looking to-night into the fireglow I remember a letter that came to me one evening 1 a little more than a year ago. It promised a visit from a friend who •would bring with her a young woman •who had "just taken charge of a column of the Evening Sun." In a few weeks I began to hear people ask: "Who writes 'The Woman About Town'?" In a few more weeks I began to notice on horse cars and elevated trains that three out of every four Evening Sun readers turned first to The Woman. The gray-eyed girl had struck a fresh note and, stranger as she was, much as her name belied her who had not been »bont town at all, her witty, every-day HELEN WATTEKSON. philosophy, unusual in a woman, most unusual in a young woman, was cosmopolitan and this included its being metropolitan. She was a success from the beginning. Probably raost of you know by this •time that the woman's name is Helen 'Watterson and that she is a college girl from Wooster University. The future looks very fair before her, for she has a .qnick insight in to human nature, strong common sense and a sweet, vholesome tumor to help her to other successes, sore to be won, as her present repute las been by legitimate, non-sensational means. The Mayor's committee who have "been helping Commissioner Beattie to solve the problem of cleaning New "York's dirty streets refer all their .-mathematical calculations to a tall, rbrown-eyed young woman, who fills a place on which many politicians look "with envious eyes, and who has a most unusual history. When she went West a few weeks ago, Denver greeted her as "the Colorado girl." With her father, a well-known geologist and expert miner, she journeyed up and down when little more 'ih,an a baby, till she knew the passes and peaks of the Rocky mountains from "Mexico to the Canada line. She was taught to cling to the mane of a scrubby pony almost before she could walk; she was a good shot before :she could read, though her father paid twenty-five dollars for the scrap of a jprimer from which she learned her A, B, C's. For months she saw no woman, no children but little Indians; for other .months she lived on snowshoes high up 1 ^mong the mountains. •' She was a brave child, and the story • is kept of how once she trudged after a woman, who had strayed a bit from the emigrant wagons with which they were itraveling. As the two passed out of usight over the rise of a little knoll, , there started up close at the woman's side an Indian with hand stretched for I 1 -the scalp lock and tomahawk lifted. Be- j " fore the blow could fall pop went the little girl's revolver, and there was a live woman and a dead Indian. i .At another time the camp was hemmed in by savages. Thefe^. was * one chance of lifejit lay it getting-word a body of soldiers beyond the lines I or the Indians. The red men had not ye p.iessed at what a disadvantage thej hnd the party they were besieging, bu at nr.v hrvsr t;>« discovery might come As a forlorn hope it was suggested that the child of the camp might save it i: she would . risk dying sooner the death that else would soon come. The Indians were used to seeing the little white girl scurrying this way and thai on her pony after strayed horses; the Indian children who had played with her had a soft spot in their hearts for her, and it might be if she rode for the soldiers no savage would guess her purpose, while if a man stirred 'he would be shot and the attack on the camp precipitated. So the stoxit-hearted chile mounted and circled as if she meant only to drive in horses, and in the end she won and brought quick rescue. Then she came East to study music, and in New York her voice was triec and she found she could sing. She die sing in opera for charity at Cleveland and in other cities. She became soprano of the churc.h of St. Michael's, under the Monseigncur in Jersey City. The girl had a genius for experiment. She learned Italian in charactistic fashion, going into an Italian family to live and binding herself to pay a cent for every English word spoken. Her firsi day's lapses cost her two dollars and a CYNTHIA WKSTOVKK. half, but after that the fines diminished rapidly. French she learned in the same way, Spanish she had already picked up on the Mexican border. ' Still experimenting, she took the civil service examination for customhouse inspectresses, rather to find out what it was like than with any serious purpose. She received an appointment under Collector Magone, took it with some hesitation, made about the best inspectress the department ever had and was retained under republican administration. Last June Commissioner Beattie appointed her his private secretary, considerably to the vexation of m'any who thought such a post should not be wasted on a woman. There is talk, I believe, on account of her mathematical cleverness, of proposing her as a member of the Institute of Accountants. Is not this a range of experience that could have been had nowhere but in America by a graceful, brown-haired, vigorous-looking young woman? These are two types of young American womanhood. You will find a third type in the office of the Engineering and Mining Journal- Some years ago there walked up the stairs leading to the office of this influential technical and trade paper a young woman looking for a typewriter's and stenographer's position. She was rather dismayed by the desks piled high with dusty books and papers, and withdrew her application. The next day came another, a slip of a girl with brown • eyes and excessively quiet ways who must have seemed particularly out of place among the learned "M. E.V' and "C. E.'s" who write articles about the lixiviation of silver ores with hyposulphite solutions and the world's visible supply of copper. In days since I have seen this young woman sit modestly silent with the incessant chatter of feminine talk going on all about her, and blush pink and speak six words, all sensible ones, when her opinion was called for; yet among the "M. E.'s" and the "C. E.'s" she persevered and became not only secretary to Editor Rothwell, but spent her leisure studying the exchange bundle and culling scraps of mining news until little by little • the whole mining news depart- MKS. SOPHIA BRABUNLICH. ment, with the task of editing the original matter, toning down the ex- ) travagant -reports of correspondents enthusiastic over bonanzas and making the Journal felt among miners as a storehouse of reliable facts about their business, fell into her efficient hands. She developed at the same time a gift for management, was put in responsible charge of the office and the staff employed on it, became treasurer of the Scientific Publishing Company, which gets out the Journal, and a little more than a year ago became business manager. She is Mrs, Sophie, Braeunlich, 'and the big-office of the Journal is said to be, under her management, the best ordered in New York. Are not the three of whom I have spoken interesting examples of bright young American women? EUZA PTITNAM HEATON. THE CATCHER CAUGHT. How a Smart Police Reporter Was Fooled By an OHleer. "Some years ago," he said, "I was night police reporter on one of the dailies of Chicago. I was ambitious and it was my delight above' all things to catch the fly cop when he was on some mysterious case that he was not ready to give away. I encountered one of this stripe one evening in a section of the city somewhat unfrequented. He seemed surprised to see me and I was surprised to see him. "'Ah, there!' says I, in a manner quite as mysterious as that employed by himself. '• 'You here?' sa.ys he. " 'I am, every time,' says I. "Then there was a lull. 'Funny,' says he, 'how you reporters get on to every thing that we fellows are up to.' " 'That's all right,' says I. 'We know our business.' " 'What do you know about this case?' he asked. "I don't remember my exact answer, but it was couched in such language as I thought would convince him that I knew what I was there for. We bucked at each other for several minutes, when he finally proposed a compromise. "Says he; 'Well, seeing that you are onto me, tell me what you know about the case and 111 tell you what I know. Up and up.' " 'That goes,' says I. " 'Sure?' says he. " 'Well, says I, 'to be honest about it, I don't know a darned thing. Now I want you to keep your word with me.' "Then he took me down the street and turned into a dark alley and went around ..behind an ash barrel and put his finger to his nose. " 'Sh,' says he. " 'Sh,' says I, putting- my finger to my nose. " 'You won't give it away?' says he. " 'Cross my heart,' says I. "Then he said in a whisper: 'I live just around •the corner, and I was going down to the shoemaker's to get my shoes half-soled.' And he looked at me.' "Then I took him back into the street and into a cigar store and told the man to give my friend the best fifteen-cent cigar in the case. I guess that was the first cigar that was ever sold for fifteen cents in that section of the city."—Chicago Tribune. If Cno Can Believe Flsli Yarns. Annie—Pooh! There are as good fish in the sea as ever were caught. 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