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The Woman's Column

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Queen Carola, of Saxony, bas estabished a free kindergarten for the benefit of cbildren of poor laborera on her estáte, Sibyllenort, wbere sbe annually spends part of the summer. Miss Robinson, in the Fortnightly ie view, swggests, as a relief to workingwomen, tbat they should have technical rainmg, and thus be fitted to do some tbings so well that they can command ilace and pay. Denver, Col., is to have a college for romen, modelled after Wellesly and Vassar. The "Ladics' College Society," wbich hos the matter in charge, is to be ncnrporatej, and will raise $750,000 in reul eatate and such. San Franciaoo, Cal., lias a society called the "Woman's Congress," comjosed of oiiü bundred or more of the binking womeu of tbe city, the same Imving been in working order for five years. lts object is tbe investigation of ill subjects, political, social and reiigious. None but "women are admitted. - Cor. San Francisco People. Miss Sarah Kwing, of the Sanipson Manufacturing Oompany's shoe shop, in North Adams, has won the prize offered ay a button machine company. for tbe operativo who, on one of their maobincs, would sew on the most buttons lu one day of ten hours. Miss Kwing's record was 27,151 buttons, au average of forty:ive and one fourth for eaclï minute in tbe day. "There is no instance on record," says Buckle, in bis "History of Civilization in Kngland," "of nuy class possessing power without abusing it." It is as true of men as a class of property-holders. Men are not wise enough nor generous eaough nor pure enougb to legislate Eairly for women. The laws of tbe most civihzed nations depress and degrade women. The legislation is in favor of tbe legislating class. - George William Curtis. Mrs. D. G. Croly ("Jennie June") has been made President of Mrs. R. P. Newby's Women's Eudowment Cattle Company. The company has filed its certiflcate of inc.orporatioB in New Jersey, and has a capital stock of $1,500,000, divided into 3,(100 sbares of $500 eucb. Tbe company bas con' rol of nearly 2,000,000 acres of fine grazing land in New Mexico, on wbiob there are now 6,000 head of cattle. Tbe stock is to be placed with women as an endowDinent for their cbildren. Helen S. Abbott, Philadelphia, has been elected a member of the Pbilosophical Society in that city, of wliich Henjamin Franklin was one of the founders. Only six women have been e!ect?d duritig the one hundred and twenty years of the society's existence. The first lady was Franklin's friend, the Princesa Dashkoft. Tbe others were Mrs. Mary Somerville, Maria Mitchell, Mra. Agassiz, and Mre. Cari Seiler, of Philadelpbia, author of "The Voioe and Singing." Miss Abbott is admitted for what sbe has done in analytical cbemistry. Mrs. Clinrlotte Smith, President of the Womnn's National Industrial League of Washington, says the police-station houses in Washington nre "conductcd in a horrible manner." She had been in onc a few days ago to eee a woman who had been arrested for forgery. This woman had an infant in lier arme, and she was incarcerated in a cell which wir reeking with filth, and in which were sevcral olhei prisoners. In this station there were bui two cells, into whioh, at times, one hundred and fifty people were orowded and there for forty eight hours. Who can believe there is no need of pólice matrona? At the Northwestern Öummer School of Metuods, held at Normal, Illinois, the subject of social purity was presen ted Miss Jenny ]}. Merrill, of New York City Nonnal School (author of 'Shieid and Buokler"), spoke and was followed by Mrs. Purker, Mrs. Straight and Mrs. Putnnm. All of these ladies are tuanhers, inclnding representativos from thirty-three Statts, four Territories, an( (íanada. Social purity leaflets were iJistributed and eagerly taken by the teachers, the eupply not being equal to lic demand. Much interest was maniested by the tcaohera. It was a broad ast sowiiig of good seed. The lioston Traveller tliinks women re "easily comforted" who see signs of he advancement of woman sutTrafte in be faot that Mary McLaughlin, a young eamstress of Irish parentage, recently ppointed postmistress at Lake Forest, 11., at a salary of fifteen hundred dollars year, whon she was not even a candíate, and only board ot lier appointment )y telegraph. But the Traveller may be isked whether this young lady would ïavc ever been thought of as a candidato '. the suffrage movement had not come laiming eqnal rights for women. What s it that put this woman into the posiioii to bti appointed postmistress?


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