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Education Of Girls

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"I think that a young lady's education, lik e ch:ir ty and every other good quality, should begin at home," said Mrs. William Windom, wife of the Seoretary of the ïreasury. "She should first of all be thoroughly instructed' in domestio duties. I should be very sorry to have a daughter of mine assume the responsibility of a home and house of her own without possessingsuch knowledge. Perhapsitis not essential that she should be perfectly familiar with every triflin? detail, but she should be sufficiently so to be thoroughly mistress of her own house and to perfectly understand the all-important art of making home comfortable and attractive. " Mrs. Windom th.nks that woman is deeply to be pitied who knows so little of household affairs as to be absolutely dependent upon the superior knowledge of a servant Yet how many a woman ia there of the Dora Copperfield type who scarcely dares to give servants an order because she feels that in all such matters ahe is a goose and the servant knows she is. "If they are educated to be good women, with good common sense, they are pretty sure to do the right thing at the right time," said Mrs. William H. U. Miller, wife of the Attorney-General when asked how our daughters should be educated. "We hear a great deal nowadays about the society girl, " she continued, "and about how girls should be educated to shine in society. For my own part I can not endure the term 'society girl,' nor the idea of having a girl's eduoation directed to making her attractive in society. I believe that what is called society in the personal columns of the newspapers is but a very slight incidental part of every sensible g.rl's life, and I believo t:iat the girls who are most attractive in society are those who are most attractive at home. "From her earliest years every girl, no matter what her station in life, should be made to feel an interest in all that. rArt.n.i nQ tri Viniwolroonitir " "Every young woman who desires to be and to appear intelligent must bo well read in the general informaron of the day," said ilrs. James MoMillan, wiie of the junior Senator from Michigan. "At the same time I think agreat many young ladies devote a great deal too much attention to reading newspapers. This class óf publications is now 80 voluminous, and their contenta aro so largely made up of personal gossip, that one may read and read and yet gain very little that is of any practical advantage, that is worth remembering, or that can be remembered without a severe mental effort, bpcause it is so trifling in character."-


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