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Chicago, May 20 - Household economy; the trades and professions underlying the home; women in missions, in temperance, in ehurch work, in aid and relief work and in trades unions, were some of the principal topics discussed in the morning sessionB of the vroman's congress. Resides the meetings where papers on these subjects were read by distinguished women there were department congresses by several organizations. The national society of the Daughters of the American Revolution held an interesting meefcing at which Mrs. H. M. Shepard, of Chicago, delivered an address of welcome. The International Counil of Women held a business session. The National Woman's Relief society listened to papers describing woman's work at the present time and to reminiscences of the early days of the west. Chicago, May 22. -The Woman's World's Fair Auxiliary congress, the ffreatest event of the kind in the history of the progress of woman, is at an end. That the affair was a greater success than they had expected is asserted by all the leaders. No less than twenty-six nations and 110 women's organizations were represented in the congress. Every line of woman's work, froin household economy to woman in national politics has been treated in the papers read at the sessions. The plan to unite all women's associations in an international organization has been given a tremendous impetuous by the congress, and w hen the nest congress meets in 1898 the great effect of the convention just closed will be apparent. The congress has been a very long step forward for the woman's movement.


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