Capital city courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1893, January 21, 1893, Page 6, Image 6

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Mrs. J. C BELL
IIrk Jut received on;ct1ilnn en
tirely new niul novel (or ladles
head nttlrc. It l the
Borden Bang
Having no net work about It
whatever, the hair bclnit fast
ened together by a newly pat
ented Idea which does not
heat the hend, as othem ilo.
Hnlr oinnments, nml hnlr goods.
A v.ounl, we load In nrlUtlc hnlr
dressing nml manicuring. Cull
niul sec us.
1 14 North Fourteenth St.
Get the Genuine only nt
P. BARTON Manager
Burr Illock, cor. nth niul O Sts. Tel, 71
National Bank
Lincoln, : Nebraska
Capital, - $250,000
Ofictrt and Direttors:
eha B. Wrtght, Fret. T. R. Hsnders, V.-P.
J. II. McOlay, Cashier.
VBJohason, II I Lau, Thoi Coohrnn. K
BBInr, T.WLowery, W I. Dayton
General Banking Uuslncst Transacted
Collection a Specialty.
German National Bank
, 20,000.00
Joseph Boehmer, President,
Htrman II. Schaberg, Vice Preit.
Chas. B, Wnlte, Cashier,
O. J. Wilcox, Ait. Cashier
The First National Bank
0 and Tenth Sts.
ftfttil, $400,000 Surplus, $100,000
JT. . HARWOOS, Prt$UUnt.
F.U COOK, CtuMtr.
O S. LWPlNCOTT, Au't Cathltr
R. D. UU.LKR. Au't CaiMtr.
lay fa $300,000.
.W.Moihbk, H.J. Walsh
Vrssldsnt. Vlce-l'res't.
K. 0. Outoalt, Cashier.
Farm and City Loans
tJfMoncy furnished promptly on ap
proved security.
E.C.JONES, Manager
1130 O Street, Lincoln, Neb
On forms In eastern Nebraska ami Improved
Btoeerty la Lincoln for a tern, of year.
Lowest Current Rates
t in O BtraeU, Lincoln.
8. H. BORNnAM,
D. O. Wiito, "
Aast. Cashier
CAPITAL 9200,000
Nortaeaat eoraer Eleventh aad O atrteU
The Veteran Vlriilnln I'emijr Itnlntrs llr
Ktprrlrncr. In Hrrhlyu Occupation for
Women Hlin Devoti-dl'lnm mill fortune
to AmLi Women to Hiippnrt Themselves.
ICopyrlulil, WX, liy American Proas Aisootn.
I hud been n teacher for ovor tilno
jrcnrs, mostly In tho western states.
Wlillo touching my health fulled, nud I
thought I would go at sometliiiiK oIhu.
But when I eamo to study tho mutter
carefully I found no other iivunuo wns
ojion to mo. I nuked mysolf why it wna
tlmt mou had bo many occupations nud
Women no fow. I could not solvo tho
problem, nud tho moro I studied it tho
moro I was puzzled. Bo when I caino in
possession of my littlo patrimony I de
termined to lcnru tho cnuso, if Micro win
ono, and sco Mint justico wan dono to
Tito information 1 gained of women'
work nnd mnttors pertaining thoruto
cost mo MioumtudH of dollars and year
of tltno ami labor and tho en tiro loss of
boulth for a long period.
I rend works on political economy, la
bor nnd capital and Bimllar objects. 1
bought every book to bo had on women's
doportmont, duties nnd spheres. But
no whero could 1 gain information of pur
suits that women could cuter nud earn a
livelihood, for no such printed informa
tion had been given to tho world. 80 1
determined to learn by observation and
from personal inquiry what I wanted.
To do so I must go to tho places where
tnon nnd women wero nt work. I usual
ly rodo and walked from 8 o'clock in tho
morning until places of business closed
and reached my boarding placo about
dark. Thero wero then no elovators in
buildings, and I ami my hired compan
ion, for I always employed ono, climbed
up stairs, generally to tho ninth, tenth
and eleventh floors, all day long, week
after week, month af tor month nnd year
after year.
I visited between 5,000 and 0,000 places
in Philadelphia, Now York city, Boston
and tho surrounding towns. My object
was to seo tho modo of operating, ascer
tain tho wages paid, tho timo of learn
ing, tho effects of occupations on the
health nnd many other things of n kin
dred nature. Tho ono and only aim in
viow was to gain a Icnowledgo of what
employments wero feasiblo to women,
tho qualifications needed and tho pur
suits to which thoy wero best adapted;
also tho likelihood of gaining a footing in
various occupations, tho probablo result
pecuniarily, tho length of timo to pro
puro and tho expenso of living while do
ing bo, with somo Inquiry into tho cost
of tools or tho capital required for car
rying on tho business, if carried on Inde
pendently. I found tho majority of pur
suits followed by men wero capablo of
being performed by women.
Thoslzonnd character of tho places
visited ranged from tho mammoth build
ings of tho Harpers to tho lono attio,
whero a maker of spcctnclo frames
worked nlono nnd lived with his mother
less two-year-old child. 1 liavo gono to
places ranging in variety from a shot
tower to 11 cobbler's workbench in 11
1 hero tnko this opportunity to ac
knowledge tho uniform kindness nnd
courtesy 1 received from cmployors and
employed wherever I went. Not n mtlo
word, not a coarso look, did 1 over have
from ono of tho thousands of men nnd
womou I saw. Perhaps such changes
havo taken placo that none will remem
ber ma But my picturo as 1 then was
may recall mo to tho minds of a fow em
ployers or employees.
How well i succeeded in my efforts
may bo judged from tho fact that when
I commenced only nbouttsix occupations
wero generally engaged in by women,
and they wero such as our women an
cestors had worked in from timo imme
morial. Of course there wero a fow in n
small number of others, mostly of tho
higher nnd better class of work, as jour
nalists, authors and artists. A woman
preacher, doctor or lecturer was a curi
osity. Now womou aro occupied in
about 400 pursuits. Somo of these, aro
now occupations that timo and circum
stances havo developed, and which wero
not then invented and consequently uot
named by me when I first studied the
matter, from 1850 to 18ftA
The results of my four years' labor
were embodied in a volume entitled
"Tho Employments of Women," after
ward published as "Five Hundred Em
ployments Adapted to Women," and
still later as "How Women Can Mako
Money." The second book, kindred la
nature, but not statistical, was called
"Think and Act."
My first active work was commenced
to Philadelphia. I recall with pleasure
my trips through many of, the largo es
tablishment in that cityi I 'was shown
through Power & Weightman's labora
tory and permitted to talk with the em
loyees. I remember my walk through
lowells' wall caper factory, through
ML dbAi
ww m i a -r a jul " i at" n
, . . .
Llpplticott'rt In.di. ma.. in, ciUiihliriliiuciit
and n pleasant dint with Mr. Lippiucott.
Bomo friends and myself inado a vIhU
to Iti'inhraiuH I'enlo's homo, whoro wo
found tho artist working on tho sixty
first original portrait of Washington.
Ail intelligent guide conducted ua
through tho mint, I had n delightful
talk with Gcorgo W CIiIIiIh, who wrote
to mo in IHSd us follows! "It might bo
found that in tho numerous magazines
devoting hoiiio columns to woninn's In
terests tho contributions of such a pio
neer us yourself In tho statistical and Mig
(festive histories of employments would
bo welcome. Tho sketch in 'Allibono'j
Dictionary' does only justice to you in
tho Hist encyclopedist on tho subject of
women's occupations."
From Philadelphia I wont to Now Yorli
city. Tlmro most business struots havo
each tlielr peculiar lino of work Many
I imminent men I there had occasion to
alk with liavo gono to their long homes,
Greeley, Raymond. Bryant, Leslie nml
tho Brooks, among editors. With u
noto from Miss Kmily Howland I called
ujioii Cyrus Field, who greatly favored
women as telegraph operators, and whose
parlors, dining room and hall wuro Ires
coed by u woman artist.
Among tho many places of tliu book
making kind that coiiie to mind ur
Harper's, tho Appletons. tliu llible
Iioubo, tho Methodist Boole concern ami
tho Tract society Many women were
employed in them. 1 consumed much
timo in visiting cotton, linen, woolen
and silk manufactories, and others of
metal nud glass wero gone through.
Thoso of tho precious metals wero es
pecially interesting, as watch chains,
rings, and bracelets. Cameo cutters
nml InpidariuM wero not passed by. I
visited tho Cooper institute, whoro ipillo
a number of ladies wero practicing tho
nrt of wood engraving, nnd some wore
painting portraits and landscapes.
I talked with many salesladies. The
hours wero long nnd tho pay poor of tho
majority of thorn. Two of tho fow avo
cations then open to women wero milll-
ncry and dressmaking, and they wero
stresses mado gentlemen's and ladies'
v,v" vitvviHii tiiiiiMiviiii rt iv.tssa
underwear nt starvation rates,
agents plied their vocation with ik.t
Blstont zeal. Button factories employed
a number of women, nml so did knitting
fnctories. Thero wero immenso bread
nnd cracker bakeries, but no women
woro employed. Howovcr, ono womnn
hnd grown rich making nnd selling pies.
Tho hardest, filthiest ami worst paid
labor in most occupations was usually
dono by women.
From Now York I went over to Bos
ton nud visited numberless stores, fac
tories and workshops.
VmaiNiA. Penny.
A S"ritor DntiRhter.
Miss Lucy Aldrlch, daughter of United
States Senator Aldrlch, is fully as well
known in Washington society ns in
Providence, as for two or threo years
post most of her timo has boon spent at
the nation's capital.
Miss Aldrlch has a peculiar stylo of
beauty light hair, clearest complexion,
dreamy eyes and tho sweetest of disposi
tions. Tall, stately nppcaring, Miss Aid
rich is a familiar figure in tho gay socie
ty of Washington, and presides over the
household of Rhodo Island's distin
guished senator with rnro grnco nnd
tact Miss Aldrlch Is hut tweuty-threo
years of ago and an accomplished cques
trtonno. Her summers alio divides
iiiuiiuu. iil'i DiiMiiuuio niiu un iiivo utr
tween Providonco and Newport, nnd is
always In her nativo citv about half of
tho winter during tho gayest timo.
Tho Decline of tho Toiint.
I dou't mean the kind of toast you
drink out of glasses, which may decline
as vigorously as n Latin noun if it pleases, '
but tliu kind that is served on a plato,
with beautiful "ombcr effects," liko some
of tho winter dress goods, and plenty of
butter. Really it is worthy of n sonnet
But that's ouly when it's mndo by a per
son of skill, taste, judgment nnd con
scientiousness, almost n paragon in fact 1
Half tho icoplo who mako toast dou't
know how, nnd half thoso who eat it
don't know any better. 1 havo seen j
lunchors nt a first class hotel nnd at n
popular restaurant order toast and bo
served with bread that had been scorched
on a gridiron and looked liko a zebra
I suppose ono reason of tho decline of
toast is tho disappearance from com
merco of tho old fashioned toasting fork
of wiro with four prongs nnd tho sub
stitution of a miniature gridiron. I went
Into a Iioubo furnishing store onco nnd
asked for a toasting fork. Tho proprie
tor ran his cyo meditatively over the
shelves nnd said: "Now let mo see
What shall 1 sell you for a toasting
fork?" 1 said a toasting fork would do,
but ho hnd nono and seemed to consider
this absurd, so I camo away without
one. M. H. P. L.
In Ontario all women who are prop
erty owners are entitled to vote at munic
ipal elections. In the town of London
930 ladies voted. An ordinance propos
ing to limit the liberty of drinking sa
loons brought out the full force of the
feminine vols.
1 "
flrover Cletelnnri Will Touch tho llutta.
Tim Peoplo Will Do the lltit.
HH'lnl 'orrvflMiii(lenco.
Chicago, .Ian. 12. Wliilo renewed ac
tivity nnd energy are, with tho opening of
tho new year, being manifested in nil do
tMirtinents pertaining to tho World's Co
umblan exposition, thuro is otiocommlt
tco in particular that believes In taking
time by tho forelock and Is carrying out
tho belief in practice. This Is tho com
tnltteo on ceremonies. Tho recollections
of tho glories of dedication week aro still
with us. It seems but yesterday slnco
that magnificent civic parado moved over
our spacious thoroughfares; slnco Manu
factures hall resounded with tho acclaim
of tho greatest aiidioncoovcr gathered
under n covered roof.
Uut nit hough tho recollection still
dwells with us. Dedication Day is a
thing of tho past, Inauguration Day Is
before us In tho near futuro. It matters
not that ground has yet to bo broken for
tho ornate structure in which it is pro
posed Mint tho Inauguration ceremonies
shall bo held. Such a littlo thing us that
doesn't troublo anybody so long as the
ground Itself Is actually there That the
programme- should bo framed beforo tho
building in which that prograuimo is to
bo carried out has actually begun to rear
its walls nnd only four months to spnro
may bo regarded as simply another il
lustration of tho goahcadatlvcness of the
United States in general and of tho me
tropolis of tho west in particular.
Wind and weather, contractors nn4
walking delegates and various other
concomitants permitting, thoccrcmonics
that aro to signalize tho formal opuiiin( i
of tho o.po. tlon to tho peoplo of tho uni
verse will bo held In Festival hall. Tlit
sitoof this structure when it is n struc
turewill ho on tho west sldo of the
lagoon east of tho Transportation build
ing, near by tho Administration build
ing, anil easy of access to tho Slxty-sov-enth
street untranco.
Just now tho ground Is occupied by
d M M ,, d muyoften,
I times bo found diligently engaged in tho
Sllulr Mf It t9 l.t.w I ..tail t. I. tat. ...... nf Mn t. A nl
! l rntit III
..,,,.,10., nt ,,? .. I.,-....! .r .......1. ..1
uiuiifciu.i uut ui it uuh ui i!U'i;n luui
soup or exploring with 11 fork tho mys
teries of a dish of pork nnd beans, while
on tho other sido of tho tablo Director
General Ueorgo II. Davis or President
T. W Palmer may bo cracking jokes or
exchanging witticisms between mouth
fuls of mush and milk or ham and eggs.
Tho frame- restaurant, howovcr, has a
limited lease of life. Within a few weeks
It will bo razed to tho ground, and Festi
val hall will riso upon tho ruins. It will
havo 11 soating capacity of 0,000 souls,
and, us its namo indicates, will bo avail
bio for reunions, stato gatherings nud
festivities of a general character. Should
thero bo conditions, however, that mill
Into against tho completion of this build
ing on timo, tho inauguration exercise
will bo hold in Music hall. This is lo
cated between tho Agricultural and Man
ufactures buildings, just about north
east of tho latter building Its seating
capacity will bo about 9,000.
Possibly a good many people mny be
Inclined to ask why tho exercises should
not tako placo in tho open air, or why
the Manufactures building, in which
tho dedication exorcises wero held, can
not bo utilized noxt Mny As to tho lat
ter suggestion, tho building itself will be
crowded with exhibits, and tho possibil
ity of reserving sufficient space oven to
construct n temporary auditorium is out
of tho question. So far as 0cn air ex
ercises aro concerned, nono of ns who
havo lived in Chicago for oven a decade
Is likely to bo entranced with tho idea.
Wo dou't dunco about Mny poles hero-
abouts with tho opening of tho month of
flowers, nor as 11 general rnlo do wo be
gin to wnrblo "Spring, spring, gentle
spring." until wo aro well into Juno.
It is not so many years ago einco trains
wero snowbound within fifty miles of
Chicago for two or three days in tho last
Wock in April What hapjened then is
likely to happen again. Open nir exer
cises on tho tst of May might mean
colds and catarrh and that fiendish mon
ster, In grippe, and its consort, pneumo
nia, and bronchitis nnd numberless other
ills to thousands if not tens of thou
sands of patriotic Americans. And so
an open nir Inauguration has been ta
booed nud very wisely tabooed. It
would bo a profitable thing for tho med
ical fraternity, but neither tho Illinois
nor tho National Medical association
has offered a percentago on tho profes-
. . . " .
elonal fees that such a programniowoud
D.nn.K ,0"u- naa 0,lc ms no Pmco n
tho list of concessions
That energetic secretary of tho com
mittee on ceremonies, Colonel E. O.
Cnlp. to whom much of tho success of
dedication week mny bo fairly attribu
ted, expresses tho opinion that a quarter
of a million peoplo will pass through
tho gates of Jackson park on opening
day Hence, if his cstimato comes any
whero near being correct, It follows that
845.000 of them will got noithor within
seeing nor hearing of tho special exercises,
although that entiro number and as many
moro may gather hi Machinery hall
and tho other structures and look upon
tho tiinuhiviry as it starts in motion from
tho pressure upon tho electric button.
Of the 5.000 moro fnrtunato individu
als one-fifth will comprise tho otlicial
guests of the national commission.
These may be classified in this order:
President nml members of the cabinet,
the diplomatic corps, tho members of
both brunches of congress, the members
of tho supremo court, tho national com
mission, the board of lady managers, the
Ity council or Chicago, tho jxirk com
missioners, tho hoard of managers of the
government exhibit, nnd last, but not
least, the representatives of tho press.
Tho other 4.000 spectators will, accord
ing to the present programme, put up
five dollars apiece for tho privilege. It
will bo cheap at that, for at tho Paris
exposition tho price of tickets ranged
from two to twelve dollars, amirdiiut to
locution, and for days liefnre the inau
guration they commanded a premium of
100 per "cent. The exercises will lie briof
dignified and at the huuiv time impress
ive. Gsover Cleveland -will press the
button. The people will do the rest.
Husky M. Hunt.
Established 1 868.
For Pure Ice Cream and
Delicious Fresh Oysters !
The Bon Ton
Tolophono 4G7. 1202 P Street
Geo. Meicfeirleine, Propr.
ConYo ami I.tclit
Sewing Machine and Gnn Repairing
We have just employed a skillful workman from the East, who Is fully competent
to make nil repair In the above lines T. J. THORP & CO.,
220 South Eleventh street.
I IKaWJKRIkn-iakmlsBBiHH f f V TaflP'11 ft -. VJLjLT-
Moving Household Goods and Pianos
a Specialty.
Noncliut cxjicrlcnced iupii cinploycil. Latest devices lor moTlnir Mrclilncrr, Hnfes anil
other Heavy Articles.
Wholoralo Dealers In SADDLES
Vitrified lirick and all Kinds
fiz-i? sitjvzjizjft v&jrf itjAt s4z&Jzrfiirvi rfts$rr .rft sff -KC
Aftertcn years of active work Tilth tho Musical Union Orchestra,
ofOmnlin, as Director, during which time tho aliovi Orchestra fur
n'.Kht'd nniHlc for all the promlnentevonts, roclcnlly, tlientrlciilly.cto.,
I have located In Lincoln to encage personally In in cheat ra biiHlncss,
reellnir confident. Hint I can furnlah tha hut of mittie nt unv and nil
JJ times. For terms nnd Information, call nt ofllce of Uatital. CtY H,
Couhikii, 1131 O street, or call up telephone. 25.'). FT
Tn ? '
HAVING just assumed personnl Lontrol of my handsome new stables, it will bc
my aim to conduct a first-chu establishment, giving bett of care and attention to.
horses entrusted to our keeping.
Single or double, and a fine line of well-trained horses for livery use, fur
nlshccl, day or night.
Stables 1630 and
Telephone 225
All Fillings at
Dr. H. K. KBRMAN,,
argsea Dentist, Rooaa 94, 95 and 96, Burr Ilk.
1 134 O Street.
Lunches nt nil Hours
Telephone 176.
Manufacturers of-
and Manufacturers of -
"of Straw and Wrapping Paper.
to 744 O street.
Finest in the City
Telephone 550
1641 O Street.
Canon City
Rock Springs
Lawtat Rates.