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For And About Women

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Day
22
Month
September
Year
1887
Copyright
Public Domain
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The cbampion lady silt worm cultivator of the United States lives in Hlawatha, Kan. She lceeps ber eye upon 15,000 silk makers, and declares it to be the most interesting work in the world. Mrs. Nancy Culpepper, of Starkville, Miss., is now cutting her thinl set of teeth. She is young yet, being only 103 years old on her ast birthday. Babies of 70 and thereabouts think her a very wise person for her years. The blueberries furnish Maine women with a good deal of spending money. One woman in Waterford has earned $37 by pieking berries this year, and another $25. A Norway woman's pui-se is heavier by $20 from similar work. Phebe Harrod, of Newburyport, Mass., oompleted her lOlst year on the 28th uit. Ileligious commemorative services were held at her house and were attended by about fif ty people, fully twenty-flve of whom were between 75 and 90 years old. Miss Harrod is bright and well. Miss Alice Arookings, while at work in a shoe shop at Natick, Mass., was caught by her hair and drawn up by shafting, completely tearing away her scalp and right ear. When she feil she exelaimed: "Oh, dear, won't I look terrible!" She was taken to the Massachusutts general hospital. Invalid Mrs. Smith, of Lynn, watches a burglar in a mirror until she sees just what he is like and then speaks to her child beside herasif it were a wake, calis the nurse in a calm way, but dubs her doctor as if she were a man, and soon rouses the household and drives off the burglar without raising any alarm, which done she promptly faints. A very little baby was bom to Dennis and Betsey Broughton, respectable colored citizens of Monroe, Ga., the other day. It weighed but two pounds and looked too small to have life in it. But its proud mother said that there was nothing the matter wit.li it; it was "jes smal!, dat's all," and she named it "Martha Ann Mary Magdalene Francés Cleveland Broughton." At Danbury, Conn. . last Friday, at a reunión of war veterans, appeared Mrs. Tryphena Bevans, who is 101 years of age. She carried a teapot with her over a century old. As she entered the dining hall where the veterans were seated they rose as one man and sang "Auld Lang Syne." The old lady did net seem to feel annoyed at this most apparent reference to her age. Thero feems to be a period beyond which a woman is not sensitive about her years. Several weeks ago a young lady and her mother went to Findlay, O. , from Michigan to visit friends. There the young woman met a young man who pleased her, and soon they were engaged to be married. Her lover begged for nu immediate marriage, and the girl consented and a day was set, but a friend of the girl stepped in at the last hour and proved that the groom was a burglar, Iiabie to arrest at any time and imprisonment in the penitentiary. There was an exciting scène, and the wedding party broke up. At her home at San Diego, Cal., Mrs. E. O. C. Ord possesses the celebrated Lone Star corps flag which floated over Gen. Butler's headquarters at New Orleans and other places during tbe great struggle. It is composed of two stripes, one of red and one of blue material, each about a yard wide. In the center s a large wbite star. The flag, as it now hangs in Mrs. Ord's back parlor, is somewhat tattered. A large piece is torn off a lower corner, and the flag bas many significant little holes made by the dangerous minie rifle ball. An American girl, daughter of Ogden Bradley, of New York, and niece of Bishop Neely, of Maine, has won a diploma from the "amous Paris school of medicine, passing a brilliant examination and receiving tha maximum mark. Her thesis was "Iodism," and for an hour and a half she was shrewdly and ably questioned by four of the leading protessors of the school, each of whom had been provided with a copy of the thesis. In the black gown and white fichu prescribed for candidates she reminded the audience of Portia in the trial scène of "The Merchant of Venice."

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