Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About Harrison press-journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (May 5, 1904)
ONLY THE GARMENT
Only the gambit thai juu wore
Lies buried here:
Tia Uot your U-d
You are nut dead!
Haply your radiant spirit now
Hover love lue a I bow
O'er this green mound, thia u'tm! ground!
Bat oh, tbe eye of sense doth see
Nought uuw, alas!
But ever turua
Ita gate, that yearn
For thee, upou thia graui-growu mound
That holds within ita narrow bound
The veil soul wore on earth no more!
-Mary Norton Bradford.
Ruth's Father-in Law. j
rrpinrt im tn tsii , t.nt
thon It has irnvn tn T nrnttf-
able. Thing were at low ebb
with nie when I took it up. I wag at
by wits' end for something to do, aud
tat nibbling my nails one day, gru nib
"Don't go on like that, Tom," says
By wife; "things might be worse."
"Howr i Mid.
"Why, we might have Luke at home,
lad be Is doing well."
Luke's our boy, you know, and we
Ud got him Into a merchant's office,
where he seemed likely to stay.
"Things can't be worse," I said ang
rily; when there was a knock at the
"Come in," I said, and a fellow lod
er put In his head.
"Are yon good at works, Mr. Smith?'
"MlddHng," I said, for I was fond of
tolling clocks to pieces, and trying to
"I wish you would come and look at
this sewing machine of mine, for I
fcn't pet it to go."
I got up to look at it, and after about
In hour's fiddling about. I began to see
I bit of reason why. 1 had some din
ler with those people, and they forced
half a crown upon me-as well, and I
vent back feeling like' a new nian, so
Refreshing had been that bit of work,
the very next day the folks from the
text house wanted me to look at theirs,
tnd then the news spreading, as neVs
rill spread, that there was souicliody
who could cobble and tinker machin
ery, without putting people to the ex
pense that maker would, the Jobs
tame in so fast hat I was obliged to
get files and drills and a vise regular
set of tools by degrees; and at last I
Was as busy as a iee from morning to
light and whistling over my work as
sappy as a king.
Next we got to supplying shuttles
lad needles and machine cotton. Next
t bought a machine of a man who was
tired of It Next week I bought an
tther and another, and sold them; then
got to taking them and money In ex
change for new ones, and one way and
the other became a regular big dealer
as you see. I've got at least 300 on
Cue premises, while If anybody bad
told me fifteen years ago that I should
be doing this, I should have laughed
That pretty girl showing and ex
plaining the machine to a customer?
That's -Ruth, that J No, not my
laughter yet but she soon will be.
Poor girl, I always think of her and
f bread thrown upon the waters at
the same time. Curious Idea, that you
will say, but I'll tell you why. In our
trade we have strange people to deal
with. Most of 'em are poor and can't
hay a machine right ofT. but are ready
and willing to pay so much a week.
That suits them and it suits me, if
they'll only keep the payments up to
The way I've ljeen bitten by some
folk has made auc that case-hardened
that sometimes I've wondered whether
I've got any heart left and the wife's
had to interfere, telling me I've been
spoiled with prosperity, and grown un
feeling. It was she made me give
away about Ituth, for one day, after
having had my bristles all set up by
flndiug out that three sound machines,
by best makers, had gone notjody knew
where, who should come into the shop
but a lady-like looking woman in very
babby widow's weeds. She wanted
machine for herself and daughter to
learn, and said she bad beard I would
take tbe money by Installments. Now
lust half an hour before, by our shop
clock, I had made a vow that I'd give
op all that part of the trade, and I was
rough with her Just as I am when
I'm cross and said. "No."
"But you will if the lady gives se
curity." says my wife, hastily.
The poor woman gave such a woe
begone look at us that it made me out
of temper more than ever, for I could
feel that If I stopped to consider 1
should have to let her have one at her
own terms. And so It was; for I let
her have a first-class machine, as good
s new, she only paying seven and six
down, and undertaking to pay half a
crown a week, and no more security
than nothing! -' ,
To make It worse, too, I sent the
thing borne without charge, Luke going
with It, for be was back at home now
keepta my books, being grown Into a
fla fallow of flve-snd-twenty.;
I ast down and growled tbe whole
of tiw rest of the day. calling myself
3 CM wwk-MBad Idiots under the
Cta, 4 teCaf ts. wife gut business
r: sfcj tf I fcuM
r-v - ,;. . ; .,.
-TV ., -J. , . -
ft..;?', t: ,. J i. ..
THAT YOU WORE.
"You ought to be ashamed of your
self, Tom." she said.
"So I am," says I. "I didn't think
I could be such a fooL"
"Such a fool as to do a good kind
action to one who was evidently a lady
born, and come down in the world."
"Yes," I says, "to live in Bennett's
place, where I've sunk no less than ten
machines In five years."
"Yes," says the wife, "and cleared
hundreds of pounds. Tom, I'm ashamed
cf you you a man with twenty work
men busy upstairs, a couple of thou
sand pounds1' worth of stock, and in
the bank a "
"Hold your tongue, will you?" I Mid
roughly, and went out into the shop to
try and work it all off.
Luke came back soon after, looking
very strange, and I went to him di
rectly. "Where's the seven and six?" I says
He didn't answer but put three half
crowns down on the desk, took out the
book, made bis entries date of deliv
ery, first payment when the other due,
and all the rest of it and was then
going into the house.
"Mind," I says sharply, "those pay-
"whkke's the seve.x ASD SIX?"
meuts are to be kept up to the day,
and tomorrow you go over to the
Holly's who live nearly opposite to 'em
and tell 'em to keep an eye on the
window, or we shall lose another ma
chine." "You needn't be afraid, father," he
said coldly, "they are honest enough,
I was Just in that humor that 1
wanted to quarrel with sotneloly, and
that did it.
"When I ask you for your opinion,
young man, yoa give it to me, and
when I tell you to do a thing, you do
it" I says, in as savage a way as ever
I spoke to the lad. "You go over to
morrow and tell Itolly to keep a strict
lookout on those people do you hear?"
"Father," he says, looking me full
In the face, "I couldn't insult them by
doing such a thing," when, without
another word, he walked quietly out of
the shop, leaving me worse than ever.
It was about 8 o'clock that I was
sitting by the parlor Are, with the wife
working and very quiet when Luke
came in from the workshop with a
book er!'!r W rm, for he hud been
toting lip the men's piece-work, and
what was due to them, and the sight
of him made me feel us if 1 must
lie saw it, too, but he said nothing,
only put the accounts away and began
The wife saw the storm brewing,
and she knew how put out I was. For
I bad not yet lit my pii?, nor yet had
my evening nap. which I always have
after tea. So she did what she knew
so well how to do filled my pipe,
forced it Into my hand, and Just as l"
was going to dash it to pieces in the
ashes, she gave me one of her old
looks, kissed me on the forehead, as
with one Imnd she pressed me back
into my chair, and then with the other
she lit a splint and held it to my
I was done. She always got over
me like that and after smoking in
silence for half an hour, I wasylng
back, with my eyes closed, dropping
Oft to sleep, when the wife said (what
had gone before I hadn't heard),
"Yes. he's now asleep."
That, of course, woke me up, and If
1 didn't lie there shamming aud beard
all they said in a whisper!
"How came you to make him more
vexed than be was, Luke?" says the
wife, and he told her.
"I couldn't do it mother," be said
excitedly. "It was, heart-breaking.
She's living In a wretched room there
with her daughter, and, mother, when
I saw her I felt as if there! ( can't
"Go on. Lake,' she said.
.They're half starved," be said, In a
buky way. "Ob, mother, it's horrible!
h a wei, beautiful girl, and the
poor wohjsh her-Mf !yiig a!nM"t with
some terrible disease." The wife
sighed. "They told me," he went on,
"bw hard they bad tried to live by
ordinary needlework, and failed, aud
that as a last resource they had tried
to get the machine."
"Poor things!" aid the wife; "but
are you sure tbe mother was a lady?"
"A clergyman's widow," said Luke,
hastily; "there isn't a doubt about it.
Poor girl! and they're got to learn to
use it before it will be of any use."
"Poor girl. Luke!" says tbe wife,
softly; and I saw through ray eye
lashes that she laid a hand upon his
arm, and was looking at blm curiously,
when, if he didn't cover bis face with
bia hands, rest bis ellows on the table,
and give a low groan! Then she got
up, stood behind bis chair like the fool
ish old mother would.
"Mother," he says suddenly, "will
you go and see them?"
She didn't answer for a tnlnute. only
stood looking down at blm, and then
"They paid you the firt money?"
"No," he said hotly, "I hadn't the
heart to take It."
"Then, that money you paid was
"Yes, mother," he says simply; and
those two looked one at the other till
the wife bent down and kissed him,
holding his bead afterwards, for a few
moments, between her hands; for she
always did worship that chap, our only
one; and then I closed my eyes tight
and went on breathing heavy and
For something like a new revelation
had come upon me; I knew Luke was
flve-and-twenty, and that I was fifty
four, but be always seemed like a boy
to me, and here was I waking up to
the fact that he was a grown man,
and that be was thinking and feeling
as I first thought and felt when I saw
his mother nigh upon twenty-eight
I lay back, thinking and telling my
self I was very savage with him for
deceiving me, and that I wouldn't have
him and his mother laying plots to
gether against me, and that I wouldn't
stand by and see him make a fool of
himself with the first pretty girl he
set eyes on, when he might marry
Maria Turner, the engineer's daughter,
and have a nice bit of money with her,
to put Into the business, and then be
Xo, I says; If you plot together, I'll
plot alone, and then I pretended to
wake up, took no notice and had my
I kept rather gruff the next morn
ing, and made myself very busy about
the place, and 1 dare say spoke more
sharply than usual, but the wife and
Luke were as quiet as could te; and
about 12 I went out, with a little oil
can, and two or three tools In my
It was not far to Bennett's place,
and, on getting to the right house, I
asked for Mr. Murray, and was di
rected to the second floor, where, as 1
reached the door, I could hear the
clicking of my sewing machine, and
whoever was there was so busy over
it that she did not hear me knock; so
I opened the door softly, and looked in
upon as sad a scene as I shall ever,
I dare say, see.
There In the bare room sat, asleep
In her chair, the widow lady who came
about the machine, and I could see that
In her face which told plainly enough
that the pain and suffering she must
have been going through for years
would soon be over; and, sftuated as
she was, it gave me quite a turn. j
"It's no business of yours," I said
to myself, roughly; and I turned then
to look at who was bending over my
I could see no face, only a slight
figure In rusty black; and a pair of
busy white hands were trying very
hard to govern the thing, and to learn
how to use it well.
"So that's tbe gal, is ltr I said to
myself. "Ah! Luke, my boy, you've
got to the silly calf age, and I dare
I got no further, for at that moment
the girl started, and turned upon me a
timid, wondering face, that made my
fees ft glv aueer throb, and I couldn't
take my eyes off her.
"Hush!" she said softly, holding up
her hand; and I saw it was as thin and
transparent a if she had been 111.
"My name's Smith," I said, taking
out a screw-driver. "My machine, how
does it go? Thought I'd come and
Her face lit up a moment anl "be
came forward eagerly.
"I am so glad you've come," she
said. "I can't quite manage this."
She pointed to the thread-regulator,
and tbe next minute 1 was allowing her
that it was too tight, and somehow, in
a gentle, timid way, the little witch
qtSe got over me, and I stopped there
two houra helping her, till her eyes
sparkled with delight as she found out
bow easily she could now make tbe
needle dart in and out of the bard
"Do yon think you can do It now?"
"Ob, yes, I think so, I am so glad
"So am I," says I, gruffly; "it will
make It all the easier for you to earn
the money, and pay for it"
"And I will work so hard," she said
"That you will, my dear," I says,
in spite of myself, for I felt sure It
wasn't me speaking, but something In
me. "Has abe been 111 long?" I said,
nodding toward her mother.
"Months," she said, with the tears
starting In her pretty eyes; "but" "be
added brightly, "I shall bare enough
with this to buy her good medicines
and things she can fancy"; and as 1
looked at ber, something in me said,
"God bless you, ray dear! I hope
you will"; and the next minute I was
going down stairs, calling myself a
They thought I didn't know at home,
but I did; there was the wife guins
over and over again to Bennett's place:
and all sorts of nice thing were made
and taken there, I often used to see
them talking about it but I took no
notice; aud that artful scoundrel, iuj
1-oy Luke, used to pay the half-crown
every week out of his own pocket after
going to fetch it from tbe widow's.
And all tbe time I told myself I
didn't like It for I could see that Luke
was changed, and always thinking of
that girl a girl not half good enough
for blm. I remembered being po.r my
self, and I hated poverty, and I used
to speak harshly to Luke and tbe wife,
and feel very bitter.
At last came an afternoon when 1
knew there was something wrong. Tba
wife bad gone out directly after din
ner, uying she was going to see a sick
woman I knew who It was, bless you
and Luke was fidgeting about not
himself; and at last be took bis hat
and went out
"They might have confided in ne,'
I said bitterly; yet all the time I knew
that I wouldn't let them. "They'll bi
spending money throwing It away. I
know they've spent pounds on them al
At last I got In such a way that 1
called down our foreman, left him in
charge aud took-my bat and went aftei
Everything was very quiet In Beiv
nett's place, for a couple of dirty, de
jected looking women, one of whom
was in arrears to me, had sent tht
children that played In the court away
because of the noise, and were keepln
guard so that they should not com
I went up the stairs softly, and al
was very still, only as I got nearer U
tbe room I could hear a bitter, walllni
cry, and then I opened the door gently
and went in.
Luke was there, standing with hit
head bent by the sewing machine; thi
wife Mt In a chair, and on her knees
with her face burled In the wife's lap
was the poor girl, crying as if ber littit
heart would break; while on the bed
with all tbe look of pain gone out ol
her face, lay the widow gone to meet
her husband where pain and sorrow
are no more.
I couldn't see very plainly, for then
was a mist like IWore my eyes; bu
I know Luke flushed up as he took l
step forward, as If to protect the girl
and the wife looked at me In a fright
But there was no need, for some
thing that wasn't me ioko, and thai
In a very gentle way, as I stepped for
ward, raised tbe girl up, and kissed het
pretty face before laying her little help
less head upon my shoulder, Ati:
smoothing her soft brown hair.
"Mother," s;iys that something fron
within me. "I think there's room It
the nest at home for this poor, forsake!
little bird. Luke, my boy, will you gt
fetch a cab? Mother, will see to wh.v
wants doing here."
My loy gave a sob as he caught mj
hand In his, and the next moment hi
did what he had not done before fm
years kissed me on the cheek befon
running out of the room, leaving mi
with my darling nestling In my breast
I said "my darling," for she hai
been the sunshine of our home evei
since a pale, wintry sunshine, whili
tbe sorrow was fresh, but spring an
Why, bless ber! look at her. I've felt
ashamed, sometimes, to think that she
a lady by birth, should come down tt
such, a life, making me well, no, lt'i
us now, for Luke's my partner no en
of money by ber clever ways. But
she's happy, thinking her husband tha'
Is to be the finest fellow under thi
sun; and let me tell you there Is man
o gentleman not so well off as my boj
will be, even If the money has all eom
out of a queer trade. -Waverly Maga
D O L LBO roi f Vo VV E XL E R S.
Cur Ion IliHcovcrr Kcacntly Made It
PrebiMoric Iloueln New Mexico.
Every year investigators are nddliu.
to the world's store of knowledge ol
the cliff dwellers, who once inhnbltet
the southwestern portion of this con
Dr. It. W. Scbuessler, while explor
Jns the Puye and Shufinue ciifT dsrell
lugs, a little less than thirty mlloi
northwest of Santa Fe, made a pecu
liar discovery recently. He noticed I
spot 1.1 the wall of different color that
that of the tufa around It and Investl
gated. With his pocketknife lie duj
Into the soft stone and discovered l
hole five Inches in diameter and twelvi
Inches deep, partly filled with mud, ll
which was mounted a face of obsldiai
that looked like a doll's head.
In the same bole wltb the doll waj
a small but highly polished turquoise
Dr. Schuessler investigated further
He found another hole of similar char
acter, In which there were also a do!
and a turquoise. After further searcl
two more of these scaled opening!
were found, each of which contained i
doll and a turquoise. One of then
holes contained a piece of petrlflet
resin, In which tooth marks indlcatm
that It bad been used much as thi
chewing gum of to-day Is used. I n
der pressure from the fingers the resli
powdered into dust. The probabilities
are that the doll heads were Idols, ln
the significance of burying them in thi
mesa walls and the presence of tin
turquoise are, of course, Inexplicable.
"She is extremely Intellectual!" '.'
"Great Scott! Is she as thin as af
that?" Woman's Home Companion. '
About the time a girl celebrates btt
seventeenth birthday she likes to reftr
to herself m an old maid.
The recent news of the sinking of
4e level of the Sea of Azof, threa ten
tig some of the commercial Interests
it Hussia, is supplemented by a report
that tbe Aral Sea and Lake Balkash.
the finit 1.i.m and the teeond nearly
lit'i miles east of Azof, are rising, al
though up to the Aral Sea had for
Jiaiiy years been sinking. Some geolo
gists think these changes are due to
Iow upheavals and subsidences of the
There will soon be added to the nat
ural curiosities at the Smithsonian ln
itltution in Washington an albino deer,
which was shot recently in the Canyon
ainuntains in Oregon. The coat of the
inimal Is snow-white and very soft
ud its eyes were pink. It was lu com
pany with ordinary deer when killed.
Hunters have occasionally told stories
of seeing and chasing albino deer, but
they very rarely get within gunshot
and are usually aeen alone, the herds
if their relatives apparently avoiding
A company ba been formed to de
velop the great Victoria Falls, on the
Zambezi River in Africa, as a sourcs
af electric energy. These falls rank
among tbe greatest cataracts in exlst
nce. The total descent of the water I
more than 400 feet. At Niagara the
total amount of energy running to
waste has been reckoned at 7,0u,ini0
horse-power, but the corresponding
nergy of the Victoria Falls is said to
be no less than 35,000,0 a horse-power.
When utilized, it is thought that thia
energy can be employed for working
a large part of the South African Hall
way, and that It can be transmitted by
cable to the gold mines of the Rand,
800 miles and more away. .
Ants with long aud powerful mandi
bles have been successfully used for
making surgical stitches. Tbe majority
of Greek surgeons keep stocks of them,
and upon the arrival of a person suffer
ing from a clean cut tbe ants are
brought into use. The edges of the cut
ire brought together with the fingers
!f one band, while the ant. held with
s pair of forceps, is brought close to
the wound with the other. Its mandi
bles biting through the flesh on both
sides and holding the edges together.
Its head Is then promptly nipped off,
and the mandibles arc left to take the
place of surgical stitches. As many as
fifteen or twenty are sometimes used
for a single cut, and they are usually
left on for three or four days. Their re
moval is then fur easier than the with
drawal of the wire ordinarily used for
"I have no doubt," said M. Ciirrle,
that a kilogram of radium would be
sufficient to destroy the population of
Paris, granting that they came within
Its Influence. Men and women would
be killed Just as these mice were killed.
They would Just feel nothing during
their exposure to the nullum nor real
ize that they, were lu danger. And
weeks would pass after their exposure
before anything would happen. Then
gradually the skin would begin (o pi-el
off, and their bodies would 1kcoiiip one
great sore. Then they would become
blind. Then they would die from
paralysis and congestion of the spinal
cord." Despite this rather gloomy
prospect certain experiments at the
Pasteur Institute may encourage us to
believe that for all Its menace of de-
t ruction, radium Is destined to bring
substantial benetits to suffering man
kind. Hashed to Karlh Again.
"It's real interesting to read about
these folks that lived In mythological
times," said Mr. Cobb, as lie put a slip
it paper In bis library book and shut
t carefully. "Seems as if nine o'clock
.lime quicker than ever I knew it to
Mrs. ("obb was putting a large patch
on one elbow of her waist and she held
It close to the lamp in what seemed to
her husband an ostentatious way. Ho
turned sldewise In bis chair to avoid
"There w that feller Atlas." he
said, musing. "He was strong beyond
anything we have nowadays. Why,
he supported the heavens on his head
aud hands; held 'em up lu place till
tliey got kind of set, I judge. What
muscle such a man as that must have
had!" and Mr. Cobb doubled his right
fast and brought It up to bis shoulder
while the fingers of his left Imnd felt
bis arm with apparent satisfaction.
"What an appetite he must have
had!" said Mrs. Cobb, tartly; "and
while he was supporting (lie heavens
work the Lord could have done with
ut any of his help I'll risk but what
his wife we supporting blm! And to
morrow I gtifes your I'old'll be well
enough so yon can go over to the
squire's and begin on that wood they
want chopped and piled."
The Usual Way.
Hicks Why, he used to be a great
friend of yours.
Hicks How did you come to lose
Wicks By giving him some friendly
advice. Philadelphia Ledger.
A Thoughtless Parent.-
"Made any proposals yt Jaue?" ,
"No. I almost made one last even
ing, but ma Insisted on staying In (bo
room." Cleveland Plain Dealer. '
' Occasionally a girl marries because
she wants to marry, but the majority
marry because they don't want to re
main single. '
Any soan who buys a .blind home
Ihould also consult an oculist
FISHING IN FOKMOSA.
Tbeir Bods Papc-rb, but Tbtir ilouki
Are Without Hartm.
Three of us, two American and oni
iapauese, started out In jinrikishm
fjoiu Taipth, the modern capital o!
i'oruioka, or Taiwan, to go to tbe bousa
it a wealthy geutleman 'about eight
miles up the river which runs througl
the Valley of Taipeh. The way led
through a beautiful and fertile coun
try, the valley covered with the seo
stid crop cf rii-e and the bill with thi
famous Formosa tea shrub. Aftet
luncheon and after pbotographln
some headhunting savsgi-s we founi
there, we proposed to fish for Mlmol
trout at an altitude less than 2TV feel
above sea level and in latitude about
24 degrees 40 minutes north. pra-tica
ly in the tropics. The temperatnre ol
the stream was alut TO or higher, anl
the water was well aerated. Thk
stream, from sixty to l' yards wlda
Is clear and full of rapids and riffles
We used Japanese tai kle horsehal
line and horsehair leader (the iattat
consisting of one strand oniyj. a imia
I o rod and a most delicate puliua
tied on a small barbies book. Th
rod is deeidiilly good, and. weight 'ful
weight. Is stronger and a better casta
Ibao our Jointed rod. It rarely wefghi
over four ounces mine weighed ibou
two but the line is practically worth
less for casting as we understand thi
term. The fly Is perfect, but the hool
lacks strength, und the fish whet
booked may easily detach blmself.lt
a current or an eddy or by fouling thi
line. .We all know how it Is doa
from our experience with plnhook am
thread In the brooks at home.
Tbe Japanese, however, have anotb
er method of fishing, which may 1
as new to some of our readers as 1
was to me. it Is quite successful
Ihey catch one fish lu any way the;
can, aud then fasten the line secure
ly through its upper jaw, passing I
Uirough the roof of the mouth and oi
at tbe top of the upper Jaw, well U
front of tbe eyes, and then attacl
through the body of the fish, not far It
m .i. . , 1 1 ..I ... I A v. ! l
mill UL liif lau, a uuiv-uau, iu otmi'.i
Is tied a three-pronged barbless book
which trails In line with tbe fish ant
a few Inches behind, while It Is slow!)
worked up the stream by the flshei
man. The theory Is that other flshei
seeing the captive moving along
though feeding, or perhaps spawning
will pursue It and become Impaled ot
.jc books. In point of fact, that dom
happen, as I saw a (,'hlnaman taki
two fine trout In this manner.
Our success with the files was pool
We got thirteen or fourteen fingcrllngi
bnt we snw the flsh we wished to Iden
tlfy caught In fairly good numbers bj
the Chinese fishing with decoys. For
est and Stream.
TRAINING GIRLS FOR WORK.
Women's Commercial Schnula Are Nol
Populur In crftiiuiy.
An educational movement whirl
liegan In Germany two years ago
making rapid progress, and Its result!
will be extensive.
The chambers of commerce In thi
l.-n.ll..,.. tl. 4....1. I.n l.n ....u.lln
the education of women for business
It was argued that the advent of worn
en In stores and factories as book
keepers, sletu graphers and iu other ca
pniitles, had liecome characteristic i
business life; that there are mon
women than men In Germany; tha
the number of unmarried women Is of
the Increase, especially In the larg)
cities of the empire, and that the plat
of employing girls In business houso,
should lie encouraged, on moral ai
well as social grounds.
Berlin set the pace in the establish
uient of commercial schools for won
en. The Berlin Chamber of Com morn
took the ground that the better younj
women are trained to fill buslnc
places, the better they will serve the
employes, aud their remuneration ant
social standing will be Improved.
Three commercial schools for worn
en, with a total attendance of 800 stu
dents, under the control of the Chant
ber of Commerce, hnve been openet
lu Berlin. The subjects taught an
tcnography, tyyewrltlng. his tor)
bookkeeping, correspondence, com mot
i-tai law. commercial geography ajil
other subjects that are likely to In
crease the eltlcieucy of women in bui
In ess house.
Many other titles have followed thi
example of Berlin. Not a few of tin
applicants are rejected because the;
have not sufficient knowledge to taki
the courses or are under the require
ago. Many of these girls are helped.
If necessary, to take a longer course li
the common schools to prepare then
for the work of the commercial school
Tbe school in Cologne has 2K) pnpin
and a museum containing many nrtl
cles of manufacture and materials a
commerce has been provided througl
the generosity of tbe merchants am
manufacturers of the city.
Sixty-six girl pupils are taking tin
course tn the Duesseldorf commercla
school. Tbere are nearly 500 student
In the school at Munich, Cusscl an
several other cities have establish
similar schools, which are under tk
control either of the Chamber of Com
nierce or the municipality. '
Germany Is thus endeavoring to ed
ucate and train girls as well as boy
who are seeking to Improve their tut
Iness . opportunities. Thus many o
the women of Germany also will b
able to Join tbe trained army of ei
pert that has dons so nuicb to da
velop the commerce and Industries 0
tbe German Empire. New York Hur
' ... . J sv
One or the Other.
"How well Edith's father Is look
tag!" ..... ,,.v i
.VYea." Either Ferdy has stoppe
calling, or Edith Is neglecting ber mu
Powered by Open ONI