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SOME MATRIMONIAL STORIES ,
A Llttlo Love Story Two Hearts
THE WARD-DAUVRAY WEDDING.
A Millionaire's Mnrrlnjjc A Deserted
oiii A Iloiiinncc
A TUXIIH Klopc-
\Vonin II'H and MUM'S Love.
Klizalictti Stnnit I'htlia.
A woman only knoweth love
To know that it is passing sweet ,
To know that all her heart is glad ,
Or else to know that she Is sud
Bocanso it fulled her ; and forsooth ,
I think she has an extra sensu
To love by , granted not to man :
Love's measureless own recompense
Consists in loving ; theio's her creed.
A pretty thought , in fuitli or dcedl
A feminine fair thought , but false
To man forever I false as light
To the born blind , as painted fruit
To starving lips ; or as u bright
Departing sail to drowning eyes.
Man loveth In another way 1
He cannot take the less without
The more ; ho has n bitter way
In loving , that you know not of.
New York World : Miss Helen
Dauvrny , the actress , is now Mrs.
John Montgomery Ward , the wife of
the well-known short-stop of the
Now York Base Ball club , and now
president of the Brotherhood of BaseBall -
Ball Players. The couple were recently
married , the ceremony taking plaeo in
Philadelphia , and not at the residence
of the bride , in this city , where it was
thought it would bo performed.
When the couple lirst beeamo en-
gnged it was agreed that they should
not bo married for two yearn. During
this period Miss Dauvray was to con
tinue before the footlights if she choose
to do so , but she was to nmko no now
contracts with managers. Mr. Wnrd
was to secure his release from baseball
thraldom and settle down nsnn attorney.
Ho has been hoping to secure his re
lease by the fall of next year. When in
May last Miss Dauvray's illness caused
her to stop acting , she expressed to her
family a desire to shorten the period of
courtship. The rest of the story is best
told by Mr. Gibson , her brother , who
was soon by a reporter.
"It had been settled that the marriage -
riago should take place at the end of
the month. When , however , my .sister
learned that Mr. Ward was going to the
Pacific coast with the base ball club , she
talked with him and they told us yes
terday that they had decided to bo mar
ried to-day at I'liiladolnhia. Up to the
hour of their departure the details of
the wedding were not disclosed , if they
wore oven decided upon , and I neither
know in whut church or by what minis
ter they were married , as I have not re
ceived any dispatch from them yet.
"They will go , perhaps , to W"ashing-
ton , but they will doubtless return in
ten days , so as to prepare for the Cali
fornia trip. My sister's health abso
lutely requires a milder climate than
this , and before this marriage was
hastened it. was resolved that Helen
should go either to Florida or Califor
nia. I think my sister will abandon
the stage. Next year Mr. Ward will ho
connorti.'il with u. prominent legal firm
and condition's of the contract will
permit him to play baseball in the sum
mer months. "
Ml > s Dauvray's proper name is Helen
Gib on. She was born in Cincinnati
twenty-nine years ago and at the ago of
live years made her debut as Kva in
Undo Tom's Cabin" at the California
theater. Subsequently she studied for
EOVUII vcarn in IJaris , and inlSS she
made nor Parisian debut at the Folles
Drnnmtiqucs. Four years tigo she ap
penrod in thio city , producing "Mona1
at the Star theater. Her former hus
band was Herbert Tracy , from whom
she obtained a divorce. He then mar
ried Ktolku Ward oil , of operatic fame
A niHIionalre'x Wedding.
Dot roll Tribune : Mr. Mark Hopkins
the St. Glair millionaire , was nuirriet
recently to Mrs. Jennie Welch ,
formerly of this city , in Westminster
Chnpel. About fifty invited guests , the
immediate friends of the bride and
groom , among whom were the mother
and brother of the latter , were present.
Mrs. Jennie Welch , now Mrs. Mark
Hopkins , was for several years a teacher
in the academic department of the Do-
'troit female seminary , from which she
went to Kenosha , Wis. , to teach in a
similar educational institution. Last
summer , while visiting at ono of the
cottages in St. Glair , she mot Mr. Hop
kins , and the result has been already
told. The bride , who is considerably
the junior of her husband , is a lady of
singularly pleasing manners , and pos-
the power of making herself ex
ceedingly popular in whatever circle
she may find herself. She is , therefore ,
admirably fitted to reign socially as the
mistress of an elegant homo and the
dispenser of large hospitalities. The
happy couple loft on a wedding tour ,
which includes Now York and Boston.
A Little Love Story.
Now York Journal : Clara Thorno
and George Brown were .yesterday mar
ried in the Fifteenth street Methodist
church , Brooklyn. There is nothing
unusual about an ovory-day marringo ,
and this ono would not call for an ex
tended notice were it not for the fact
that there is. a romance connected
with it. . .
Clara'has for1 two years been the tele-
graph operator in the brunch ofllco at
the corner of Fulton street and Frank
lin avenue. She is not a particularly
brilliant telegraphic artist , albeit she
is pretty , well-formed and intelligent.
Her inability to catch the lightning as
fast as it was flashed to her over the
wires has often been the cause of many
serious quarrels by telegraph , and it
was not infrequently that the pretty
young telegrapher would go homo with
tears in her eyes because some unprin
cipled man in the general olllco in Now
York had "roasted" or rushed her.
About four months ago , however ,
there came a change. A now operator
was placed in charge of the wire at the
general olllcc and ho proved to bo the
pineapple of politeness. His sending
was so nice that it seemed like sooth
ing syrup to all the young ladies in the
different branch olllccs on the lino. In
the mornings when ho sat down at his
desk ho would Hash them all a bright
good morning , which rovcrbrated
through their ears for at least nn hour
afterward , and made them blush like a
Hushing orchard before harvest.
Miss Thorno liked the now operator ,
notwithstanding that ho sailed under
the name of Brown , and , judging from
the many pleasant things ho ticked
over the big bridge to Miss Thorno , ho
felt favorably disposed toward her.
Their friendship became thicker by
degrees. The little birds in the trees
came instinctively down and picked olT
the tall'y as it sped over the wires. The
friendship grew into love , and although
they had never seen each other , the
two were the happiest creatures on
earth and did not seem to mind the
many sarcastic remarks that were
dotted and dashed at their expense by
the other young ladies who were en
forced listeners to the novel courtship.
Brown was as assidious in his atten
tions to Clara as though ho was in her
own parlor , with the gas turned low and
the moon sending in a mournful , lone
some , sentimental ray to keep them
At last Brown was allowed to call on
his fair telegraphic love. It was love
at lirst sight , with the result that Papa
Thorno , after considerable hemming
and hawing , said ho would think about
it. He thought about it , and Miss
Clara wont to work on her trousseau ,
while George awaited with impatience
the time when ho could call her his
own without making a half dozen other
young ladies feel miserable because
they were obliged to listen to his mes
sages of lovo.
Ttt'o Fluttering Hearts United.
Philadelphia Record : Two more
fluttering hearts have been ferried
across the Delaware and come back
from Jersey's Grotna Green as ono. The
certificate of the union was this time
arofully stowed away in the breast
mckot of none other than William H.
iVest , the well-known minstrel of the
Thatcher , Primrose & West combina-
.ion , and the fair creature whom ho
ondorly hold by tli9 hand as she lithely
kipped from the boat once more to the
Pennsylvania shore was recognized as
, ho beautiful heiress and daughter of
ho late Hon. K. Joy Morris , ex-United
States minister to Turkey. She was
Miss Rumelia G. Morris before she
crossed the river and was joined in
ivedloclc to the lucky minstrel.
It is a romantic story , that of their
meeting in mid-ocean last summer on
, ho deck of the good steamship Aur-
inia , and the delightful transition
From friendship to affection and
cupid's sweetest passion , till" their vows
were uttered in this city a few days ago ,
and then repeated yesterday after
A Bridegroom Deserted.
A dispatch from Lockport , N. Y. :
Miss Anniu L. Wood , handsome and
only nineteen years old , daughter of
Amos Wood , a wealthy Philadelphia ! ! ,
eloped recently with her father's coach
man , Howard Wagner , and wont to Ni
agara Falls. The girl obtained employ
ment as a domestic with a family named
Smytho. She left there in a short time
anil went with Wagner to a hotel near
Suspension bridge on the Canadian side ,
where they lived as man and wife , ob
taining money to pay their board by
pawning Miss Wood's jewelry.
Thursday of last week Mr. Wood lo
cated his daughter , and ho surprised
her at the hotel yesterday. Ho besought -
sought her to return homo , promising
forgiveness. By a ruse Wagner and the
girl left the hotel in a hack and were
driven to the American sidewhero they
were married by a justice of the pence.
Wagner gave his name as Howard N.
Smith. The irate father followed and
found the couple as they were coming
out of the houseof the justice. He
found that his daughter had been mar
ried under a delicious name. Ho took
her aside and persuaded her to go with
with him. When the two left Niagara
Falls lust night for the east a seemingly
perfect reconciliation had dikon place.
Married , Unmarried and Remarried ,
Denver Republican : "Excnso mo , "
said Mr. Corbett , lifting bis hut po
litely and smiling his sweetest smile ,
"I am going to jail. "
The gentleman then turned around ,
called for Mr. William Weiss , in whoso
custody ho was , and announced his
readiness to proceed on his journey to
the county institution in West Denver.
Mr. Corbett was accompanied by a
friend , and both seemed on the kindest
terms with Deputy Sheriff Weiss. The
three walked leisurely down Sixteenth
street , enjoying the autumn air , and
chatting pleasantly as they went along.
They pursued their.journey in the vi
cinity of Curtis and Fifteenth streets ,
hailed a West Denver car , boarded it.
and were soon deposited at the door ol
the county jail , whore Mr. Corbett' was
presently locked up and left to languish
in durance vile.
Thomas K. Corbett does not impress
ono as being the sortof man who usually
goes to jail. Ho is good-looking , woll-
built , apparently about thirty-five or
thirty-eight years old , and possesses
withal the appearance of a gentleman.
Ho is the hero of a very peculiar story
of marital unhappiness , of which ho
spoke very franklyalthough hurriedly ,
yesterday , to a Republican reporter , as
ho was leaving the sheriffs olllco on his
way to jail.
"I am a son-in-law of Mr. W. H.
Cliso , " ho said. "I married his second
daughter , Modora. I loved her then. I
love her now ; but I will not allow my
love for any woman to ruin my entire
life. Wo were married in 1876. Wo
didn't got along well. Wo were divorced
in 1880. In 1883 I was living in Lead-
villo , and was in-ranging to sue for the
custody of our child , which she had oh- '
tinned with the decree of divorce. She
came to Loudvillo , sought me , told mo
that to her I was still the only man in
the world , and begged mo to marry her
again. 'Seo , said sho. 'what a lot of
scandal and expense will bo avoided if
you do this. ' So wo were married
again. She now wants another divorce.
Just what the legal technicality is on
which I am now sent to jail I can't tell
you. They want mo to give $8,000
bonds and I won't do it. 1 am sorry I
have no time to make further explana
tions. Excuse mo , I am going to jail. "
The divorce which his wife obtained
from him in 1880 seems to have been
granted on the ground of incompatibil
ity of temperament. As he says him
self , "theydid notgetalongwell. " What
mysterious influence brought them to
gether again in 1883 is unknown. It
appears they remarried in good faith
and settled down again 'in apparent do
mestic happiness with their boy , Willie ,
to whom both were deeply attached.
A Iloninnco Spoiled.
A romance that almost developed into
a wedding night before last was un
earthed in the hill district yesterday
says the Pittsburg Commercial Gagetto.
The principals in the affair were Chris
tian boll , aged seventy-eight years , of
No. 34 Overhill street , and Mrs. Woos-
ter , aged fifty-eight years , of No. 21
on the same thoroughfare. Gossips of
the neighborhood have been talking
about the affair until everybody up that
way scorns to know it. A reporter took
the exaggerated stories directly to Mr.
Roll's house yesterday and asked him
way people were talking that way. The
gentleman appears very aged , being
white hatred. Ho was dressed in a
comfortable and neat-looking suit of
clothes and were a straw hat.
"No , I am not going to marry at pres
ent , " ho said , "but can not say whether
I will or will not change my mind in
the future. That woman ( meaning Mrs.
Wooster ) came over to see mo last Sat
urday and told mo that the neighbors
were all talking about the matter. I
told her all right ; that if she was satis-
lied wo would declare the engagement
off , and would not got married.
"Wo had ourwedding clothes and had'
all the preparations made with the ex
ception of taking out the license. I
bought her clothes , which cost mo $30 ,
and my own suit which I was to wear
cost mo $24. I own this house and some
more property and intend to live hero.
It was the neighbors who scared her out
of the marriage and told a lot of lies
about mo. They told her I was crnxy
and took two fits or spells every week.
They also said that some day I would
have a lit and it would kill mo. All
these lies she believed and when she
told mo she did not want to marry mo
I said it was all right. I used to go
over to see her frequently and several
times took her boquots of flowers , The
neighbors talked of my dsits , but it
was no business of theirs , ns I have a
perfect right to do as I please. Before
the engagement was made she told mo
the reason she wanted to got married
was because she wanted a homo , as her
8.011 was then paying her board. She
was a very nice woman and I would have
given her a good homo if the neighbors
had not intcrferred. I wanted to give
her my property , but she wouldn't take
it. She goes to the Methodist church ,
and last Sunday I wanted her to wear
the clothes I bought her , but she ro-
fuscd to do so , as she said she had no
right to do so yet. Her husband died
three months ago. "
Mr. Roll has married children who
nro quietly but firmly opposed to the
Mrs. Wooster was seen and said : "Mr.
Roll came over to see mo a few times
and asked mo to marry him. I told him
yes I would and wo got our wedding
clothes ready. The neighbors talked
too much about it and I thought wo had
bettor not got married. The man is too
old for mo anyhow. "
The wedding had been arranged to
take place in the Lutheran church , cor
ner of Smithfield street ahd Sixth ave
nue Tuesday eveningand a largo crowd
had gathered in front of Roll's house
waiting for him to appear , but ho did
not do so.
A Virginia Lochlnvar.
Parkersburg ( W. Va. ) Dispatch to
Pittsburg Post : One of the most sen
sational elopements that has been
known here for some time happened in
Kanuwhu county the other morning.
The young lady Is Miss Lucy Hayncs ,
daughter of a wealthy farmer. She i&
not qulto iiftcon years old. Her partner
in the scheme is George Young , aged
nineteen years , who is also well con
nected. Those children have bcpn go
ing together for two or three years , but
always had to offec their meeting
in a clandestine manner. Being earn
est iu their .affections and finding
their parents unrelenting , they de
cided to elope. Before it was scarcely
daylight yesterday morning Young rode
quietly ui > to the Haynes residence and
halted directly under she chamber
window of his lady lovo. In a moment
or two she was on the horse ho had
brought for her , having come down a
rope from the second story whore she
slept. Young found they had but forty
minutes to catch the train , and the sta
tion nearly twelve miles away. To
catch the train would bo their last
chance that day , and perhaps for some
time. So after getting away from the
house , they lot their animals out , and at
a break-ne'ck speed galloped across the
country. Up hill and down they went
in their wild flight. Farmers just get
ting up saw the spectacle in amazement
and wondered what it was. They
reached the station just as the train
was pulling in , and , leaving their jaded
horses covered with foam , boarded the
train , went to Gallipolis , O. , and were
married. Last night they returned and
sought refuge at a neighbor's.
A Texas Klopcmcnt.
A Gainesville , Tex. , special to the
Missouri Republican says : On Septem
ber 14 , M. M. Yeakoley , living in the
Mountain Springs neighborhood of this
county , came to Gainesville and secured
from the county clerk'a license towed
Miss Robinson. The wedding day waste
to bo September 18r according to the or
iginal plan , but at the request of the
bride the marriage wa put olT till Sep
tember 21. On September 31 the groom-
elect repaired to the residence of the
bride , in company with a minister , but
again was the wedding postponed , at
the desire of the bride until Sunday ,
the 25th. On that day the groom-elect
and parson again went to the bride's
homo , and a largo crowd were assem
bled to witness the tying of the matrimonial
A little before the hotir appointed for
the marriage a former lover of the
bride-elect rode up to the house leading
a horse , ujxm which was a side-saddle.
Upon seeing her former lover , whose
name is given as Sherman Gouch , the
bride-elect rushed out of the house , was
assisted upon the horse brought for her
) \ Gouch , and the pair were oil imme-
liately , and according to the informa
tion received by your reporter , it is not
mown where they went , but it is sup
posed they wont to Collinville , in Gray-
.011 . county , and thcro were married.
Joseph Handell , stage manager of Ford's
comic opera , and Mma May were lately mar
ried at Fostoria , O.
It Is stated that the daughter of Senator
Mitchell of Oregon is shortly to marry Mr.
H. Taylor of Chicago.
Carlos Hassclbrink , first violin of the Met
ropolitan orchestra , was lately married in
New York city to Miss Pattio Harrison
John F. McGrath , business manuger of the
ICookuk Gate City , was married to Miss Lulu
McCurty , of Hannibal , Mo. , last Wednesday ,
A Maine widower gave a man $10 to pay
for fuel while the widower was courting the
man's daughter. She refused to marry him ,
and he is trying to recover the $10.
In Chattanooga recently live marringo li
censes were issued in ono day , and four of
the prospective bridegrooms were unable to
write their names , but had to make their
mark upon the record book ,
n Ex-minister Thomas , of Maine , was mar
ried nt Stockholm on the llth inst. to Miss
D. E. Thornblad , the daughter of a Swedish
political celebrity. Mr. Thomas Is u rich
A Washington correspondent says Secre
tary Bayard Is to marry Miss Sophia Markoc.
In naming over Miss Markoe's accomplish
ments , the correspondent says she is iifty
years old and the best amateur pianist in
Announcement of the editor of the Quincy
( Mich. ) Herald , who is also a preacher :
"Wo marry the lirst licensed couple who ap
plies to us free of charge , send them a copy
of the Quincy Herald ono year for mothing ,
and if they are not satisfied wo will throw m
u good sized chromo in the bargain. "
George Carter and Ella Crosby went in
from the country to see the Louisville exposi
tion. When they arrived they found that
the show was over. They returned to the
depot , but found that their train would not
leave in several hours. Carter proposed that
in order to kill time they should get married ,
and so In that way they killed time until the
next train came along.
A honeymoon was ruflely interrupted in
Salem. Ind. A few days iiifter the wedding
the bride was arrested ot the instance of the
superintendent of a female reformatory for
violating a rule of the institution and also the
law of Indiana. She had l > ecn an ininato of
the reformatory and had been released on
parole only two weeks. It was Illegal for
her to contract marriage , consequently she
will spend her honeymoon in prison.
The Warren county , PB. , commissioners
have discovered that hundreds of couples
have H'en married , in thai past few years in
an old house on the western border of the
county , under the impression that they were
being married in Ohio , and escaping the li
cense low. They find the house is in Penn
sylvania and insist that pll the marrying
ought to bo done over Otfttin , to give the
matches a legal status.
About a year ago Miss Blanche Buswell
of West Troy , N. Y. , went to California to
visit relatives. While there she met C. G.
Walkcrly , a wealthy merchant and manufac
turer. Eventually she became Walkerly's
wife. A short time ago Mr. Walkerly died ,
leaving his whole fortune , amounting to be
tween W.OOO.OOO and 17,000,000 , to his wife.
Mrs. Walkerly is not yet twenty-flvo years of
ago. Her husband was sixty at the tlmo of
his death. '
Jesse Brown , of Washington , who , it is
Bald , will soon marry MUs Victoria West ,
daughter of British Minister Sir Lionel Sack-
villo West , is the son of the late Marshall
Brown , at ono tlmo a famous Washington
bonlfaco. Mr. Brown is a man about thirty-
eight years of age , tall and handsome , and
fond of tine clothes. Ho is a popular club
man. Miss Victoria West is a handsome
girl of the EnglUh typo. She Is nearly
twcaty years Brown's junior. It Is further
rumored that Sir Lionel Sackvillo West is
engaged to the beautiful daughter of Senator
Mitchell , ol Oregon.
PROFESSIONS FOR WOMEN ,
Ella Wheeler Wilcox on Women
Struggling for Gold and Olory.
WOULD-BE POETS AND WRITERS.
To Women Who Ask for Advice
Young Girln and the Stage Sonic
Hints for Stage-Struck Mald-
cns Profession Suggested.
for The nee Copi/rtgMtit.1
One of the most dilHcult things in life
e wisely mid satisfactorily to advise
another person. The most difllcult of
all is wisely and satisfactorily to advise
a woman. *
At the present time there are more
women struggling for an individual
place in the world of achievement than
ever before. Any woman who has in
the least degree attained success in her
chosen vocation , in appealed to as an
oracle by hordes of ambitious beginners ,
and begged to show them the way.
Scarcely a mail arrives that docs not
bring me one or more letters from girls
or women who are desirous of earning
gold or glory. So numerous have these
appeals become that an open letter of
advise seems to bo the only response
possible , as a separate reply to each re
quest would oblige mo to dispense with
all other occupations.
The majority of the women who write
mo say that it is necessary for them to
bo self-supporting , and having heard
that literature is a profitable business ,
will I bo so kind as to tell them how to
get into the favor of editors. Almost
always they inclose several of their pro
ductions for my criticism. Often they
request mo to send their articles to
magazines and newspapers with a per
sonal letter of recommendation. The
inclosures are usually of medium merit ,
often absolutely worthless from a mar
in my whole literary experience I
never received but one 3I.S. from a
young lady which evinced sufliciont
genius to justify mo in urging her to at
tempt literature as a profession and
means of support. She possessed a
heaven-born gift , and without my ad
vice the force of her genius would have
compelled her to write.
I believe more strongly each day I live '
that true genius or great ability seldom
becks advice. It only seeks an outlet.
The artesian spring has to bo bored and
its course directed. The natural spring
forces its own way through earth and
The woman who does not feel that she
has thoughts and expressions within her
strong enough to force their way through
every obsticlo and to compel the world
to listen can never hope for marked suc
cess in literature.
If she feels that unconquerable im
pulse toward creation which is divine in
its power , she will not ask to bo shown
tli o way out of the loam into the light.
Success may bo long in coming , but she
will win at last without being led into it.
The author who will succeed is not
the one who loses hope after encounter
ing obstacles , and sits back languidly
waiting for older writers to dispose of
her work. But it requires decided tal
ent , perseverance , and patience , an un
conquerable ambition , and an intense
love of the work to attain success in
There is no worthy or absolute success
possible in a labor wo dislike. Unless
the heart's blood and the brain's lire
mingle in the effort it cannot thrive.
"VVo must , however , bring something be
sides enthusiasm to a profession of any
kind. Wo must bring ability or at least
adaptability. I am afraid women are
more blind to their dcliciencies in this
respect than men.
I once know a lady who was consumed
with a passion for the stage. She had no
voice , no physique , no dramatic or hu
morous ability , no power. Yet year
after year she made her arrangements
with stubborn perseverance , and ap
peared in various roles and companies
as an actress. Her appearances wore a
succession of failures. Nothing bettor
than a third-rate success was over
achieved by her. All her mortifying
fiascos she attributed to accident , all
her unfavorable notices to envy or lack
of judgment. She lived middled , after
having wasted her youth and fortune in
the belief that she was gifted with great
dramatfc power. Her perseverance and
energy would have won her a brilliant
success in any labor or vocation for
which she possessed a particle of ability.
Many young ladies ask my advice concerning -
corning a dramatic career for them
The play is a great factor in the
amusement-loving world. Wo must bo
entertained , and time flies , young act
ors grow old , old onea dioand the ranks
needs must bo filled. It is a worthy pro
fession , when worthy natures adorn it.
But it is a hard life at its easiest and
best , In a dramatic career more than
any other a woman should feel the im
pelling force of great talent or the ex
treme command of necessity before she
enters upon it.
As a rule it calls for the sacrifice of
all domestic comfort , the outlay of every
particle of brain and body power , and
demands unremitting drudgery for
years before the rewards are obtained.
Af ter the rewards do como the labor of
study and rehearsal and constant ap
pearances taxes all the vitality of a
strong woman and allows no time for
The pretty young girl who dreams
only of glory and riches needs to weigh
all these considerations calmly before
she ventures upon this most arduous
and uncertain of careers.
So many and great are the obstacles
in tlftj way of success in literature or on
the stage , I can but wonder at the per
sistency of girls and women who , with
out ability or reason , stand before the
locked doors of these professions and
beg their older sisters , who have found
nn entrance for themselves , to let
Women are often so impracticable. I
do not think it is the fault of sex , but
the result of custom. Thjy have been
kept out of the active business avenues
so long that now , when they are permit
ted or compelled to walk therein , they
go utterly at random.
One young lady wrote to mo concern
ing her very sad and pathetic situation ,
and begged me to assist her to some
kind of work.
She said if I could lend her or borrow
for her $500 it would enable her to take
lessons in book-keeping , and then she
could earn money to support herself
and aged mother , and in time repay
the loan. I tried to make her realize
that it would be a quicker and more
certain method of earning a livlihood
to do good housework than to borrow
money to learn a business which was
already overfilled and underpaid. But
I do not think I succeeded.
There is a most beautiful profession
for which women are especially adapted
open to our sex to-day. Its ranks nro
not yet filled to overflow. It requires
small outlay of expense and only a year
or two of study and close application before - <
fore considerable money reward can bo
obtained. Two or three years of close
application to study and practice fits any
earnest , honest and sympathetic woman
to earn an excellent living , with no
more fatigue of mind or body than the
work of the actress produces. It is well-
paid labor and always in demand. It is
a holy and beautiful mission. I speak
of the profession of the trained nurse.
My own marvellous restoration to
perfect health and strength from a ter
rible illness , I feel , was greatly aided
by the skillful care of one of these min
With insutllcicnt , old-fashioned , or or
dinary attendance invalidism for life
might have been my lot. Many another
woman can say the same.
I can think of no place where youth ,
vitality , beauty and refinement are more
useful or bettor appreciated than in a
house of sickness. To bo a first-class
nurse means plenty of employment , hard
work , but better pay and a more worthy
and useful lify than that of a third-rate
author or actress surely.
Some of the most refined and talented
women of the world have chosen this
profession. It is an ennobling and pur
There is ono great mistake which
self-supporting women sometimes make ,
and which is not only a bar to their
own progress , but a hindrance to the
whole sex. I refer to the idea which
many a woman in business hasthat men
should show her consideration in finan
cial matters and allow her to bo careless
in paying her bills because she was a
woman. Though she has a genius of
the most exalted order , and social
powor.and the influence of good friends ,
she will never amount to anything so
long as she entertains this idea. It is a
death-blow to success. It brings mis
fortune and misconstruction , a lack of
confidence and respect , and finally com
plete failure in its train.
If wo enter the business world among
men wo must conduct our affairs on a
purely masculine basis , and accept
chivalrous protection and gallantry only
in social encounters.
The woman who is scrupulously exact
about paying her bills and paying inter
est on the money she borrows lays the
first great solid foundation to success.
For God and the world helps those who
help themselves , mid all good and true
influences surround and strengthen the
woman who is honestly , earnestly , and
sensibly determined to earn an inde
ELLA WHKUUSH Wir-cox.
MUSICAL AM ) DUAMATIC.
Odessa , In Russia , has a theatre that cost
Catnpanlni Is said to liavo recovered his
voice und will return to the stage.
Adcllna Patti is on the eve of her "fare
well concert" tour la South America.
Emma Nevada Is to sing at the Lisbon ,
Portugal , Grand opcr house , tills winter.
Nearly forty years ago Maggie Mitchell
wore tights in "Tho French Spy , " and she is
the youngest soubrcttc on the stage to-day.
Booth nnd Barrett will begin their two
weeks engagement In Philadelphia on No
vember SS , ut the Chestnut street opera
Mrs. Scott SUldons 1ms made an engage
ment for a season of recitals in Ametlcu , beginning -
ginning in New York In the month of No
Joseph Jefferson In his artlstlo personation
of Bob Acres , In "Tho Kivals , " has been
playing to crowded houses In the Star thea
tre , New York.
Walter Damrosch will precede his symph
ony concerts with a lecture , in which ho will
explain by Work of mouth and piano the
music on the programme of each concert.
A now female star has risen in the person
of Miss Julia Marlowo , who pleased thu New
York critics as Parthcnla In u social matlnco
performance last week at the Bijou theatre.
The cable announced a few days ago the
death of Mllo. AUnco , the French opera
boufTo actress , nnd private letters from Paris
indicate that her death was the result of
Mmo. Hcleno Harstreltcr and M. Camlllo
Gurlckx will bo the soloists at the first con
cert of the Smphony society in New York ,
November B. M. Gurlckx is a Belgian pian
ist of repute.
At Buda-Pcsth , In Hungary , a society has
been formed for the purpose of Insuring the
lives of play-poors against the peril of death
by lire. Policies nro issued for stated terms
nnd for single visits to the theatre.
Carlotta Pattl has been offered by the czar
of Uussla the professorship of vocal music la
the Imperial consorvatolro at St. Potcrs-
burgh. She will , howi-ver , remain In Paris ,
having built a private theatre at her house ,
10 line Pierre Charon. Private representa
tion of operas by members of Parisian so
ciety will bo given there.
It Is said that the great Salvlnl has never
regarded his son's ambition to win a plaeo on
the stapo with much respect or confidence.
Ho has been knoun to even speak slightingly
of the young man's ambition. Nevertheless ,
the name of Alexander Sulvlnl Is likely to bo
mentioned ono of these days lu the sumo
breath with that of his father.
CKIchard Mansfield's success thus far this
season has been remarkable. In Chicago ,
during the past week , ho achieved a great
triumph when ho played "Dr. Jekyll and Mr.
Hyde" to overflowing houses at Hoolcy's iu
the face of the greatest opposition that was
probably over known In this country Booth
and Barrett , the New York Casino company
in "Erminie " the '
, Klrulfys' production of
"Dolores" and tuo Conreld Openi company
were at rival houses.
Mary Anderson wears a cloak in "A Win
ter's Talu" which It took twenty-live women
three weeks to embroider. The embroidery
was done from designs by Almu-Tudcma.
Miss Anderson's neeklaeo is copied from ono
supposed to have been worn by Helen of
Troy , which Is now in the South Kensington
museum. Miss Anderson , in London , occu
pies a house on Hampstcd hill , from which
she can look down upon the smoky city and
congratulate herself that who Is breathing
purer air than the million of human beluga
nev. Dr. Parker intends to remain in this
country until the end of January.
A Peorla paper says that the Methodist
ministers of that city tire hereafter to reeelvo
their stipends In weekly payments. i i ,
Kuv. C. H. Spurgeon Is credited with hav
ing declined an odor of $00,000 for 100 lec
tures , to bo delivered in this country.
In the Httlo manufacturing town of Spen
cer , Muss. , out of a population of 8,500 thcro
are over live thousand Koman Catholics.
Special prayers for young men will bo offer
ed during the week following the second Sun
day In November by the Young Men's Chris
The seventh missionary conference of the
Heformca church in America was held in the
Second church , New Brunswick , N. J. , on
the IJSth und -'Oth inst.
The Montana mission at Us recent session
organized as an annual conference , with two
districts , twenty-six preachers , and twelve
charges "to bo supplied. "
Kov. Hugh O. Pentecost , ono of Henry
George's most enthusiastic supporters , has ,
it is reported , requested his congregation to
reduce his salary from $4,000 a year to $3,000.
The Methodist Episcopal church In Ger
many reports : Members,7,107 ; on trial , 2,103 ;
traveling preachers , 40 ; preaching places.
530 ; Sunday schools , 244 ; olllcors and teach-
ersj 810 ; scholars. 10,51)2 ) ; library volumes ,
The consecration of Truro cathedral will
tuko place on November S. The foundation
was laid by the prlnco of Wales , who will bo
present at the consecration , and the arch
bishop of Canterbury will perform the ser
"Wceulng Joe" is the muno of a sensa
tional preacher in the upper em ! of Clark
county , Ind. Getting hard up for somebody
to preach to. ho recently announced that on a
certain night ho would inaugurate a now
thing. A largo crowd assembled , and when
all wore seated "Joo" pulled off Ills eoat and
turned a series of hand spring from the pul '
pit to the door. Ho then quietly proceeded
with Ills sermon.
Thcro are 100 girl students at Cornell uni
Two sons of Major General Howard nro
students at the Troy Polytechnic school.
John A. Bostwiek , of Now York , has Just
given $50,000 to the HiehmondVa. ( ) college.
Prof. A. S. Hardy , of | Dartmouth , intends
to start for Europe in January for a six
The only public bequest made by the late
ex-Governor Holloy , of Connecticut , was
$2,000 to found a scholarship at Yale.
San Francisco has n public school for Chi
nese children , and they are said to bo as
bright and Intelligent as white children.
According to the most reliable statistics ,
155 of JKIM college pronounce the Koman
method. 144 by the English method , and
31 by the continental.
The students of the Chnutnuqun College of
Liberal Arts represent almost every state In
the American union , besides a very liberal
representation from the dominion of Canada.
Ohio Wesleyan opens with nn unprece-
dentally largo attendance of students. Seven
hundred and twenty were enrolled , 821) ) of
whom were now students , the first week , and
the number is dally Increasing.
Mr. Benjamin Harris Brewstcr has sold
his law library of some 8,000 volumes to the
University of Pennsylvania , where it will bo
put in plaeo as n memorial to the late Grorgo
Biddlo. the well-known young lawyer whoso
father is a professor in the university. |
The ceremonies of laying the corner-stono
of the first of the buildings of Clark univer
sity , of Worcester , Muss. , took place Satur
day. The act of laying the conier-stono was
performed by the founder. Jonas F. Chirk.
Senator George F. Hoar made the address.
Several months of active service have qulto
convinced these interested In the mutter that
the appointment of Mrs. Agnew and Miss
Dodge to the Now York board of education
was u wise and wcll-consideecd plan. The
two ladles Imvu been unremitting in the
thought and attention they hava given to the
subject placed before them , and there has
been an incalculable amount of good , it is
said , brought about by their influence.
Thcjnlght school at the Trenton ( N. J. )
state prison is proving n great success.
Keeper Patterson says that it Is far surpass *
ing his expectation. Ho thought when the
project was begun that these convicts who
went Into the school dlil so merely for a
change and would soon drop out. This , how
ever , proved not to bo thu raso. Of the largo
number who expressed themselves as cle-
sirousof taking lessons In the rudiments only
two names have been stricken from the list.
Electrical motors are falling in prico'
on account of the sharp competition
and improved methods of manufacture ,
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