29 Women's J. 1 (1898)

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Vol. XXIX.                                                        BOSTON, SATURDAY, JANUARY 1, 1898.                                                                                        No. 1.
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The Woman's Journal.
    FOUNDED BY LUCY STONE.
  A Weekly Newspaper, published every Saturday
in BOSTON, devoted to tne.inrerests of woman-
to her educational, industrial, legal and political
equality, and especially to her right of suffrage.
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CONTE3NTS.


                                   PAGE
EDITORIAL PARAGRAPHS.......           I
Changes of Fifty Years, by Hon. John
D. Long. . . .     ............. ..I
Hon. John D. Long, H. n. B..........1
Stamp Savings Banks, by Gertrude
  Jacobs..     ............           I
Suffrage Bazar Meeting.   .......1
Mrs. Butler and Lady Somerset  . . .   2
Ye Good Old Times in Connecticut, by
  Elizabeth A. Kingsbury.. ........ 2
Dress Reform Notes . . . .. .      .  2
Literary Notes, Gossip and Gleanings,
  Children's Column  .......          3
Our 28th Birthday, H. n. n......... 4
A Victory in England, A. S. I1........ 4
Bazar Receipts Still Growing ....      4
A Pleasure Book, A. S. B...........4
Education of Women, A. s. n........ 4
Health, Character and Brains, A. S.U.. 4
With Women Physicians. . .     ...... 4
With Women's Clubs . . .  ....... 4
English Liberals for Woman Suffrage . 4
The Anti-Flirtation Bill.....         5
She Burned Her Letters  ...... 5
Our New York Letter, by Lillie Dever-
  eux Blake  ...   . .  . . .  . . .  5
My Suffrage Mother, by Mary E. Holmes 5
A National Press Bureau ........ ..   5
STony-Unexpected Guests.........6
STATE CoannSPONDENCz-Georgia, South
  Dakota, New York, Louisiana, Kansas,
  ................6,7,8
National University Congress, by Fran-
  ces Graham French. . .    ....... 8
Educational Notes. . . .  ........ 8
Miss Willard at University of Chicago . 8


     FOR TEE NEW TEAR.
 BY CHARLOTTE PERKINS STETSON.
 For the new year,
The year which is not yet come;
The year we wait and pray,
Each hoarse and strenuous day,
Each short night blind and dumb
May bring more near.
The year of our Lord I
When he shall come again:
Come in b',s love and ruth.
Come in spirit and truth,
Making an end of pain,
Breaking the spear and sword I
For the year of manl
Of man awake and free;
Man, who shall stand at last
Clear of the blinding past,
And breathe and see-
See that he is a man!I
For the year of woman, tool
Woman, a slave no more;
Woman, no longer fed
On dependence' bitter bread,
No longer suffering sore,
Woman, with love born newI
For the year of the child!
Reared in Freedom and Light;
Ah I If you could but dream
Of what the world will seem
When childhood has its right-
We do not know the child.


  -Come!I for our passionate tears!
  Come! while we work and pray!
  And lol as we strive, a light
  Kindles across the night-
  The dawn of the coming day!
  The Day of the year of years!
              -The American Fabian.

EDITORIAL NOTES.


A Happy New Year to all the friends of
qual rights for women, in America, Eng-
and and Europe, in India, Australia,
frica and China, wherever the WOMAN'S
OURNAL goesI

Mount Holyoke College, Lucy Stone's
arly alma-mater, has broadened with the
ears. Fifty years ago the announcement
ould have been startling that the Senior
lass at Mt. Holyoke had been presenting
dramatic performance, the young wom-
h personating characters of both sexes,
hile the accompanying statement that
  dents of Amherst had given a dance
  e same week in one of the fraternity
  uses, attended by young women from


Mt. Holyoke, would have aroused earnest influence on the other. Yet this i only the
discussion as to which of the two inatitu- second generation from the founders of
tions was evercising the moreunfortunate these institutions.


HON. JOHN D. LONG.


          RON. JOHN D. LONG.
   Hon. John    Davis Long has been,
throughout his entire public life, an out-
spoken and influential advocate of woman
suffrage. His portrait appears in this,
our New Year number, which contains
also a brief article written by himself for
our paper. He was born in Buokfield,
Me., October 27, 1838. Educated in the
public schools of his native town, he
graduated at Harvard College with the
class of 1857. In 1859 he began the study
of law. In 1862 he came to Boston, and
there practised his profession until 1880.
  His Interest in politics began in the
campaign of 1860, when he made his
maiden speech In Buckfleld for Abraham
Lincoln. In 1874, he was elected to the
Massachusetts Legislature by the towns
of Hingham and Hull. In 1875, '6 and '7,
he was Speaker of the House. In 1878,
he was elected Lieutenant-Governor. In
1879, '80 and '81 he was three times chosen
governor, advocating woman suffrage in
each of his inaugural messages. After
leaving the executive chair, he served as
representative in the 48th, 49th and 50th
Congresses. Retiring from Congress in
1888, he devoted himself to his profession,
leaving it in 1897 to become Secretary of
the Navy under President McKinley.
  This brief summary of public services
gives a very Inadequate idea of the in-
fluence exerted by his genial, graceful,
manly personality. No man in public
life ever made more friends or fewer
enemies. Witty, scholarly and courteous,
with an admirable simplicity and sincerity,
he is a charming extempore speaker. He
has always been singularly frank and
fearless in his advocacy of reforms, espe-
cially of woman suffrage and temper-
ance. He has repeatedly spoken at the
annual meetings of the Massachusetts
Woman Suffrage Association, which pub-
lishes as a leaflet one of his addresses,
entitled No Distinction of Sex in the
Right to Vote. He has also presided pit
the New England Woman Suffrage Festi-
val. In addition to his. speeches, he is
the author of an excellent translation of
Virgil's Aneld. In 1880, he received
from Harvard College the degree of LL.
D., and since May, 1887, he has been presi-
dent of the Pilgrim Society, and since
1875 vice-president of the Massacbusetts
Woman Suffrage Association. He Is also
president of the Massachusetts Total
Abstinence   Society.  Governor Long
has lived for many years at Hingham,
Mass. He has been twice married, and
has two daughters and a son. The sof-


fragists of the United States may well
be proud of this high-minded, honorable
and consistent advocate of equal rights
for women. n.B.D.

       CHANGRS OF FIFTY YARS.
   Hon. John D. Long, Secretary of the
Navy writes: I am in receipt of your
letter, asking me to give you some remi-
niscence, 'showing how much worse off
women used to be than they are now.'
   While it is very clear to me that the
condition of women Is very much im-
proved, I recall no instance showing
their special improvement in the matter
of their legal rights.
  One of the saddest memories to me
is that of the slaving toil to which women
were then subjected. Mrs. Stowe some.
where gives a very interesting picture of
the household drudgery which burdened
her mother from morning to night, who
yet was the wife of a leading clergyman
who was comparatively well to do, but
who, with the cares of entertainment, the
management of a household, and looking
out for her children, tolled from morning
to night with hardly any rest. Those of
us who were brought up in country homes
and can look back half a century, recall
similar pictures-the mother of the house-
hold engaged in every sort of. labor; at
once mistress of the house, head of the
family, cook, washerwoman, scrubber, a
drawer of water if not a hewer of stone.
It makes my heart ache to recall it. I
think I can say that nowhere, even among
the poorest of our poor, do I now see
more grinding toil. While with the great
mass of our women there has been an
overwhelming improvement In this re-
spect, I regard it as due to the mechanical
inventions of modern times, the con-
venient and ample supply of water which
everybody now has, better methods of
lighting and of doing almost all the
drudgery of housekeeping, and especially
the increased means which, while un-
doubtedly there are greater Inequalities
of wealth, have made everybody better
off In that respect than they used to be.
                      JoHN D. LoNG.

       BUIVFEAG BAZA MEIETING.

   A meeting of the Suffrage Bazar Com-
 mittee and others Interested will be held
 at 3 Park Street, next Monday at 2.80
 P. M., to receive the final report of the
 Bazar, and of the receipts from each table.
 A representative from every table should
 be present.


THE STAMP SAVINGS SOCIETY OF BOSTON
  The Boston Stamp Savings Society,
organized In October, 1890, has been
carrying on for the past seven years a work
analogous in character, though obviously
on a much smaller scale, to the Postal
Savings Bank system of England and the
Continent. The Boston work in Itself is
of interest to the general public. At this
special time, when the United States Gov-
ernment is being asked to assume the
charge of !he small savings of the people
by means of the Postal Savings Banks,
some slight account of the work already
done in this line in Boston and neighbor-
ing towns by means of the Stamp Savings
Society, may be of added value.
  This Society was the outcome of a feel-
ing among the workers in the various
charities of the city that to a class of
wage.earners who had not sufficient means
to open and sustain a bank-account, and
to poor children handling thoughtlessly
their pennies, should be afforded an oppor-
tunity for the safe putting away, tempo-
rarily, of very small sums of money. The
work was not intended to be merely a
new method of banking; its chief aim was
to be educational, in attempting to in.
culcate ideas of thrift-to give an object-
lesson, wherein it should be demonstrated
that pennies saved from candy could
materialize into a pair of shoes, those
from theatre tickets and cigarettes into a
suit of clothes or a much needed vacation,
and by which the purchasing value of
money should be taught, as also the neces-
sary adjustment of income to expendi.
ture, by means of a careful handling of
money.
  The experience of other cities, New
York, Philadelphia, and Baltimore, which
had already organized such work, was
taken advantage of and our work modelled
on theirs, which was in fact, an adapta-
tion of the Postal Savings Bank system of
England and the Continent.     The sim-
plicity of this system of savings-requir-
ing no book-keeping, and easy of compre-
hension to the youngest child-has made
it a great success wherever operated. The
details of the operation of the system are
as follows:
  An engraved stamp, similar in size and
shape to a postage stamp, is furnished in
differing colors and In values ranging
from one cent upwards to fifty cents.
These stamps make a pictorial receipt for
any monies deposited with the person
carrying on a branch station, and can be
redeemed for cash by the depositor at any
time on presentation at the place where
they were obtained. In turn, the posses-
sion of these returned stamps is a voucher
for money paid out on them, and can be
collected on at any time at the central
office, Room 17, 5 Park Square, Boston.
It is here, every day but Saturday, be-
tween the hours of eleven A. M. and one
P. U., that the material necessary to carry
on this savings work can be procured.
Cards for the affixing of the stamps, stout
manlla envelopes to protect these cards,
signature slips for lists of the depositors'
names and addreses, descriptive leaflets,
etc., are supplied free of cost.  The
stamps are paid for at their face value
when taken, and will be .deemed for the
same whenever presented, either attached
to a redeemed card, or in bulk when un-
used.
  Stations can be started and carried on
with the best of results by means of a
capital rangivg from one dollar to seventy.
five dollars. The testimony of all con-
ducting these branch stations is unani.
mous In Its expression of satisfaction at
the results of the work, at the persistency
of saving on the part of persons who had
never saved before, the frequent opening
of bank accounts made possible by this
gathering in of sums too small in the
opinion of the possessor to be received by
the banks, and the grateful recognition
of Its worth In a rainy day need, when
school clothing can be got, arrears of rent
paid, and coal put in for the winter by
the ton, thus doing away with that bane
of the poor, the twenty-five cent basket-
rather thimbleful -of coal.     Parents
moving away from centres where their
children have been in the habit of taking
their pennies, frequently come to the cen.
tral office to inquire if there is a stamp
savings station in the neighborhood or
town to which they are going.
  The testimony of the depositors as to
the value of this system is often pathetic,
and sometimes, so checkered is life, amus-
ing. A young lady in the suburbs of the'
city had one season a group of four or five
little girls under her care, and suggested
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CONCERNING WOMEN.

  MUS. BALLINOTON BOOTH is iII at the
Presbyterian Hospital in New York, from
heart trouble. She is improving, but is
not allowed to see any one except her
husband and her secretary.
  MIss MA3EL HAY BARROWS yesterday
spoke, in Swedish costume, to the Inmates
of the Women's Prison at Sherborn, Mass.,
on Life In Sweden.      Miss Barrows
studied Sloyd in the Royal Swedish Gym-
nasium.
  MRs. MCKINLEt, wife of the President,
contributed a pair of slippers, made by
herself, to a recent bazar held In Wash-
ington by the union of Methodist churches.
She has already given 3,600 such pairs of
slippers to religious and benevolent enter-
prises.
  MILDIED HOWELLS, the daughter of
William D. Howells, once the Little Girl
Among the Old Masters, has developed
Into a real artist, and contributes a set of
clever drawings to accompany    some
Christmas meditations of her father's in
Harper's Weekly.
  Miss MASON, the little daughter of U.
S. Senator Mason, of Illinois, Inherits her
father's wit.   Some of the Senator's
admiring constituents have presented him
with a carriage and a pair of fine horses,
very handsome animals, except that they
have had their tails docked. When the turn-
out was first driven to the Senator's house,
Mrs. Mason expressed her pity for the
poor beasts who had been thus mutilated.
Little Miss Mason thereupon exclaimed:
Oh, mamma, you mustn't look a gift
horse in the tal!
  MRS. KATE CAnELL CURRIE, who was
  elected president of the National Daugh.
  ters of the Confederacy at the recent
  convention of that organization in Balti-
  more, Is a resident of Dallas, Tex. Her
father i General W. L. Cabell, a Con.
federate veteran, more familiarly known
throughout Dixie as Old Tige. The
Daughters are trying to raise $4,000, to be
used in marking the graves of the 30,000
Confederates who died In Union prisons.
It is proposed to erect a simple shaft in
each of the thirteen cemeteries of Union
prisoners.
  LADY RANFOnD, the wife of the newly
appointed Governor of New Zealand, who
went out to the colony two months ago,
is a courageous woman. Shortly after
her arrival in Auckland, a fire broke out
near Government House, at the residence
of Chief Detective Campbell. Lady Ran-
ford and Captain Alexander, the Gover-
nor's private secretary, quickly reached
the scene, and the secretary rescued Mrs.
Campbell, while Lady Ranford carried out
the baby in safety. This accomplished,
she went back into the house and helped
carry out the furniture. The fire brigade
had misread the signal, and did not arrive
until Captain Alexander and Lady Ran-
ford had succeeded in extinguishing the
flames by pouring buckets of water Into
the burning room.
  MIss ELLEN NUSSnv, the bridesmaid of
Charlotte Brontd, has Just died. It Is said
that those who were privileged to be ad-
mitted to Miss Nussey's little coterie
could get a portrait of Charlotte Brontd,
and glimpses of her true inner self, which
could not be given by any of the many
gifted litterateurs who have written about
her. They spent delightful hours at Miss
Nussey's house at Gomeral, enchanted
with her reminiscences of Miss Brontd,
and the revelations of the trifling details
which showed the intrinsic goodness of
the novelist. Miss Nussey was the daugh-
ter of a manufacturer In Birstall. Her
acquaintance with Charlotte Brontd began
when they were pupils at Roe Head
School. Mary Taylor (Rose Yorke of
Shirley) was also a pupil there. In
1884 Ellen went*to London, and gave an
account of her visit to Charlotte, who re-
Joiced that she was none the worse for
he- visit to the great Metropolis, and
that, although she had had this great
honor, she was Ellen still. Interchanges
of visitS were frequent from this time,
and Mrs. Gaskell says: 'E.' was eagerly
welcomed by Charlotte, freely admitted
by Emily, and kiudly received by Anne.
Scores of letters passed between the girls,
nothing being too trivial for mention.
My own dear Nell at a later period men-
tioned rumors about curates who were
aspiring to Charlotte's hand. In one
epistle Charlotte speaks of her friend's
faculty of perception. Even after her
marriage with Mr. Nicholls the friendship
was unbroken, and from my dreary
bed-whch became her death-bed-she
wrote in pencil to 'Dear Nell.


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