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Blackfoot News (Newspaper) - April 4, 1896, Blackfoot, IdahoMarcellus women. A Michigan Village dom1-nated by gentler sex. The woman reigns supreme now has the school Hoard a after All the town Oices a Public virtue the watchword. Marcellus Mich letter. His Little Village of 1,200 souls is soon to pass into the control of the new woman. The fair sex has already captured the school Board and next Spring will go after the town with Good chances for Success. The Village is practically run by the women who not Only control the school Board but Are engaged in business and generally have a word to say in the conduct of the affairs of the town. In business the women compete successfully with the opposite sex. The Only female undertaker in the United states lives Here and the town also contains a female Barber. So the women of Marcellus Are pretty Well fixed to conduct affairs from burying the dead to shaving the living. They Are master hands at their respective professions and each enjoys a lucrative patronage. The new woman movement in Marcellus first assumed form about two years ago and it was caused mainly by the dissatisfaction of the women Over the menus management of the school Board. The Standard of the schools and faculties offered did not suit them. The complaints of the women were of no Avail and becoming exasperated Over the utter failure of the Board to heed them they arose and demanded a voice in the conduct of the school Board affairs. The annual school Board election occurred the following Spring and the women turned out in Force and despite the efforts of the men they succeeded in placing two of their number on the Board. This Victory was the starting Point of the new woman movement in Marcellus. The masculine portion of the Village was dazed by the audacity of the women. They Are still in control of the town Board but the business is transacted in a half hearted manner and next Spring it will not be surprising to see their position filled by women for they have announced their de the patronage of the shop has doubled in the last year. In fact the new women of Marcellus Are slowly and surely crowding the men into the background. A notable incident is the ousting of the Man janitor in the United Brethren Church by the Board of trustees which by the Way is almost wholly composed of women and the appointment of a woman in his place. This occurred a few months ago and the janitor who has been declared incompetent was unceremoniously bounced and miss Ella Wilcox a pretty Young girl was Given the position the congregation admits that she is More attentive to her duties and fills the position much better than the former janitor. The Arnold hotel the principal hotel in Marcellus is under the management of a woman and is a successful business Enterprise. In other branches of business in the Little town the women Are taking a marked interest. The two women who Are directly responsible for the uprising in Marcellus May social season. Mrs. Anna Walters termination to have their sex make the Laws to govern the town. Since the exciting episode on the school Board the Marcellus new woman has thrown off All Guise and come out boldly for her rights. Her advancement has been so rapid and amazing that the men have stood silently looking on utterly powerless to prevent the Onward March. Transformation after transformation followed in rapid succession. The new woman embarked in business to the consternation of the men and what was More was wonderfully successful. The men finally acknowledged themselves to be Back numbers and since then in Many Homes the Domestic affairs have simply changed about. The women now go to Lodge and attend meetings of the clubs while the poor husbands remain at Home caring for the babies. The first to enter into business was mrs. Anna Walters wife of undertaker Elmer Walters. Her husband has been in the undertaking business for Many years. About a year ago or. Walters was taken ill just at the time when business in his line was exceedingly brisk. He was without an assistant and was in despair. But he had not reckoned on the ability of his wife. She boldly assumed his position in the unmaking establishment and attended to the wants of customers As Well As he could himself. Usually a woman is timid when handling or in the presence of the dead but not so with mrs. Walters. During her husbands Long illness mrs. Walters was called upon time after time to visit Homes where a death had occurred and perform the last functions. Her Success was great and at last when or. Walters was again Able to attend to business he found that his wife was As entirely capable of conducting it As he. Since then she has acquired the Art of embalming and undertaking and after an examination next Spring when she expects to get a diploma As a full fledged undertaker mrs. Walters intends to form a partnership with her husband in the business. Not a Whit behind mrs. Walters in Point of business ability is mrs. Melissa Decker wife of Barber George w. Decker she has been a Quot new woman for a longer period than mrs. Walters and like her her Success has been phenomenal. She is a Barber by Trade and wields the razor and shears with skill. For nine years she has found time to hold a chair regularly in her husbands shop and she Calls Quot next a in a manner that would do credit to an old timer. Her Fame As a Barber has extended far and wide and in consequence miss Ella Wilcox Are mrs. J. Cromley and mrs. G. W. Davis. The former who is the wife of one of the earliest settlers in the Village is Over 60 years old but in spite of her advanced age she is intensely interested in having members of her sex put on the same scale As the males. She is really the originator of the new woman movement in Marcellus being first to denounce the methods employed by the school Board in conducting affairs. She enlisted the feminine population in her Aid and entered into a hot fight of reformation in which she came out victorious. Her chief Aid was mrs. Jones who was the wife of g. W. Jones a wealthy banker. Mrs. Jones is More modest in demanding the rights of her sex but is very energetic but since the movement has become widespread in the Village she has become one of its firm supporters. Both Are members of the w. C. T. U., mrs. Cromley being president and both Are bitter enemies of the saloons. One of the principal movements which they have planned for the coming Spring is to abolish the Sale of intoxicating liquors in the Village and every woman in Marcellus has pledged herself to support the movement. Three saloons Are now doing business in the town and it has Long been the wish of the women to put a Stop to such business. Already since the new women have come to the front the liquor dealers have Felt their influence and when the elections take place in the Spring they Are fearful that the women will get the upper hand and refuse to Grant new licenses. The Campaign at the Spring election will undoubtedly be a fight Between the liquor dealers and the women with the chances in favor of the later. The Bloomer idea has not yet taken much of a hold on the new women of Marcellus though last summer bloomers made their appearance on several occasion. However they Are looked upon in a favourable Light especially by the Young misses who ride the bicycle and it is rumoured that with the opening of Spring an assortment of bifurcated skirts will be sprung upon the people. In All the new women of Marcellus Are completely up to and in some instances ahead of Date. They Are hustlers and the pretty Little Village has the unusual distinction of being the Only one in the United states where the new women have asserted their rights in Defiance of the wishes of the men and maintained them at the polls. The movement was started at an opportune time under favourable circumstances and there is Little doubt that mrs. G. Davis. Marcellus will thrive and grow with such enterprising women at its Helm. Washington society is now in the swim. Hot Rolls for breakfast. An enterprising Baker has introduced a new feature into the Home life of a certain class of people of new York. He has fitted up several covered wagons with Oil stoves and ovens. These wagons make the rounds every morning of the Uptown districts in which the cheaper Flats Are located and Supply the tenants with hot Coffee and hot Rolls for breakfast. For re Gular patrons who desire it the wagons Call at certain stipulated hours. The scheme has proved a great convenience for Small families who do not keep servants and Are satisfied with a Light breakfast. Miss Susan Quay makes her debut the Shiras family a congressmen eschew hotel life some fashionable turnouts. Washington letter. He social season is now at its height and the de 111 Are the 1 Center of attraction a a everywhere. Among them is miss Susan Quay daughter of the senior senator from Pennsylvania. Miss Susan is a Petite Brunette though her eyes Are Large and Blue. She is fond of Riding when at the country Home of the senator in Beaver a but does Little of it when in town. There Are two Young ladies already out in the Quay family and now this is the last of the daughters to leave the school room. The Home of mrs. Mat Scott sister of mrs. Adlai Stevenson will be among the gayest of the season for her Young daughter miss Julia has just made her debut. Julia is a very pretty girl with Brown eyes dark Wavy hair and a creamy complexion. She has a stylish figure which she dresses in handsome gowns from abroad. For some months she has been travelling in Europe and she returned a few weeks ago on the ship la Champagne which encountered the tidal wave in mid Ocean. As the Scott mansion is a Fine one and its hostess is a lady of wealth and taste besides of the highest social position it is Safe to say there will be no More popular Home in the City. Mrs. Peckham wife of the new Justice is a woman of Middle age and of handsome appearance and gifted with gracious manners. The family will live at the Arlington till they have settled on a Home to Purchase for a permanent residence. Mrs Justice Shiras is one of the most retiring of the ladies in the supreme court but she is one of the most popular. The Home of Shiras is on Massachusetts Avenue and is a Large Square Brick up on a High Terrace and surrounded by a wide Yard on three sides. Mrs. Shiras is a woman with Gray hair Bright Blue eyes and most kindly mailers a disliking to have any publicity for herself but always gracious to the members of the press. Young mrs. Shiras of Pittsburg has been spending the holidays at the Home of the Justice but has left taking with her the two grandchildren George third As he is called and the girl Eleanor. The Shiras Home is comfortably furnished hut not in luxurious style and the judge spends most of his time at work going out in society but Little. Mrs. Shiras who is not possessed of of any desire to usurp the Domain of Man is still a woman Well up in the topics of the Day and glad to see that the idea of self support is a common one in the feminine world she approves of a business education for girls but is herself a Motherly Domestic body not caring for show or society or any amusement outside of her own pretty Home. Years ago when she was a student at new Haven and the judge very High flaring Colars Are worn this Winter framing the face and head and protecting them to an unusual extent. Miss Julia Scott one at Yale they met then the husband taking the advice of Horace Greeley went West to Quot grow up with the country a but concluded that Pittsburg was the Best place so returned there where they lived till coming to Washington to make their Home. Mrs. Waite widow of the late Justice Waite has been very ill for two months but is now believed to be almost entirely out of danger. Mrs. Waite is the president of the Mary Washington association and under her care the society has succeeded in gathering enough funds not Only to erect the Monument but to build a neat cottage in the grounds. During the illness of her Mother miss Waite who is one of the most charitable ladies at the capital was obliged to abandon All her work outside of her own Home. Mrs. Justice Matthews widow of the late Stanley Matthews is living in a Beautiful Home on i Street and is one of the most popular of hostesses. One of the sons of Matthews is a Young Clergyman and now travelling abroad in company with his sister miss Eva. Another of the daughters is married to a or. Cleveland a Distant relative of the president and a son Mortimer Matthews is living in Cincinnati Ohio. Mrs. Matthews is a woman of Fine appearance and refined manners. The French legation is in receipt of a handsome portrait of Madame Patenotte fresh from the hands of the artist Benjamin constant who was in town a part of last Winter As a guest at the embassy. The painting hangs just opposite to the Fine one of m. Patenotte which is regarded As one of the masterpieces of the Frenchman. Since the return of the Patenotes the House is a very different one As it is Nesh and new in the Interior and embellished with various curios and works of Art. A great Many of the new congressmen have gone to housekeeping instead of putting up at hotels. Mccall of Massachusetts has taken a Home on the Corner of fifteenth Street and Rhode Island ave., As he is a Man of Means it is expected that his Home will be open to society this season. Mrs. Mccall has a family of five children. As congressman Simpkins has moved into his new Home congressman Apsley secured a pretty residence the drapers have a handsome Home and so has senator Lodge the delegation from Massachusetts is very Well represented. Of the Illinois delegation or. Lori Mer has gone to housekeeping out in mount pleasant in a pretty Home in a big Yard full of Trees and shrubs a picturesque place that will be a perfect Bower in summer. Or. Murphy has taken a Home on Rhode Island Avenue just across the Park from the had Leys who live in the Home adjoining that of the minister from Venezuela. Or. Prince is in a neat Brick residence up on Capitol Hill and is the proud father of four Fine boys. Mrs. Prince Mother of the member is visiting at the House of her son. Miss Murphy will not go out this Winter As she is still at school but graduating. She will be one of the buds next year. While the appearance dress and Homes of our distinguished people have been often described there Are few even of the old washingtonians who know the different teams that Are such familiar sights on the avenues in the fashionable sections of town. Of course the White House coaches Are the most interesting and of these there Are a Victoria Brougham spider Phaeton and a Beech Wagon. There Are four Bays in the stables and mrs. Cleveland who knows How to handle the ribbons with skill has her own set of harness and it is studded with her Mono Gram in Silver. The president never the old Blaine Home Penguin babies queer. Is being torn Down by ruthless authority. Imago where the great statesman saw the first Light of Day Lut on Canvas by a Chicago artist some re Mlls fences of Brownsville. Chicago letter. N this City resides an artist miss e. J. Bennett who has just finished a Beautiful Oil painting of the Birthplace of James g. Blaine at Brownsville pa., and a representation o f the picture is Here presented. Miss Bennett a family were fellow townsmen and friends of the Blaines and while the quaint old mansion in its main outlines is reproduced from a photograph much of the colouring As also tin environment come from personal recollection on the part of the artists elder sister mrs Louise Bennett Crocker with whom miss Bennett makes her Home on Rhodes Avenue and who was an intimate Friend and schoolmate of of the eldest daughter now deceased of the Blaine household Eliza who afterwards became mrs. Walker of Helena mont., and whose funeral at Baltimore was attended by James g. Blaine by a singular coincidence on that March 4 when Cleveland was inaugurated forty Miles away to the great office for which the a plumed Knight had been Defeated. In Honor of this sister mrs. Walker was named James g. Blaines favorite son Walker Blaine who was his prop and support As Secretary of state and whose sudden end hastened the decline of the great statesman. Said mrs. Crocker to the writer who they cause their parents no end of trouble. From Young idea you will notice that the Penguin baby is very fat and looks As though he might be extremely Good for eating but if you could see father and Mother Penguin just now you would find them uncommonly thin. The care of the baby has so worn upon their minds and the trouble of finding enough fish for three to eat that All superfluous flesh for the time has vanished. Baby Penguin has a curious nest. The Mother tucks the egg away softly and safely among her warm feathers and even moves slowly and with great Gravity Over the Cliffs carrying the egg while father Penguin goes fishing. Mother Penguin looks As fat during this time As the baby does now but when the egg is hatched she goes fishing too and soon grows As thin As father Penguin himself. You notice the funny Little wings just beginning to Start on baby a shoulders. Well Mother and father Penguin have longer ones but they Are still More like fins than wings. Nearly All the time is spent in the water and fins Are More useful to them than wings when on land these Little half wings Are used As legs and the Birds Are often mistaken for quadrupeds As they run Over the ground. They do not seem to he troubled with insomnia. When asleep they can be kicked several feet and never even Wake up. There is a variety called the jackass Penguin from its habit of throwing Hack its head and making a loud strange noise that sounds like the braying of that animal. The King penguins have regular towns where every Inch of ground is measured off in squares for nests. The Young Birds Are arranged in a certain locality the melting Birds in another and the clean Birds quite apart from All these. So strictly Are they All divided that if a moulting Bird should accidentally stray near the clean Birds it would be instantly put out. In the Falkland islands and in Patagonia these Birds abound. They Are also very numerous in certain islands of the Southern Pacific Ocean. On some of them 30,000 or 40,000 Are constantly Landing or going to sea. I Trilby wakes up John Bull the House where James Gillespie Blaine was born. Drives himself. The ambassador from Britain has four carriages and five horses the Young ladies often driving in the cart. The livery of the embassy is quite a gorgeous affair of top boots dark Green coat red Waistcoat yellow knee breeches. The French ambassador has three Bay horses and two traps his Victoria being among the most stylish rigs in the City. His men Wear a livery of dark Blue. Senor Mendonca minister from Brazil has several handsome coaches a Brougham Victoria and Landau while his horses Are four in number. Both of the Young ladies have Riding horses and or. Mario Mendonca owns a horse and buggy in which he is often seen. The minister from Japan has a Large Landau which is swung High on big Springs and Bright with red wheels. His livery is Green. The ambassador from Germany has All imported coaches brought Over with him and they Are two in number while his stables House three steeds. His livery is drab. Senator Brice has a lot of carriages and at least eight horses and his servants sport a livery of Green and Gold. Senator Hill drives a pair of Long tailed Bays to a buckboard and senator Murphy has a pair of Trotters which he attaches to his Light buggy for speeding on the Road and besides ther is a Pony for the children and a Carriage and pair for the family. The Lamont have a stylish turnout the Victoria being an elegant affair and the Brougham a very Fine one. Then there Are two ponies for the children a drag and a tiny Shetland for the Basket cart that the smaller girls drive. Mrs. Bugher and mrs. Washington Mclean have splendid stables and a Good lot of horses. Or. John r. Mclean keeps a Victoria and a Brougham and his wife has a duplicate set of coaches for her own use her husbands horses being Bay while hers Are Gray. The Little boy of the House has a tally to team of four ponies which he drives to a Brake. Miss Bonaparte drives a Eleanor Shiras. Black horse to a cart and her livery is All Black. Miss Leiter draws the lines Over a Black and Gray attached to her spider Phaeton and her colors Are Green. Mrs. General Grant has a Landau and a Victoria while her coach colors Are Blue and her horses Bays. Called at her pretty Home the other Day i remember that House i wrought with my most intimate recollections. I played in that House on the top of that House scaling it by the attic ladder. 1 played under those Trees and in that wide reaching Orchard where a Shower of purple plums and Golden cherries rewarded each vigorous shake of the tree trunk or muscular throw of a Corn cob. It is All As sacred to me As my own old Home because Ever since i can remember i can see the two houses standing there their hospitable Southern roofs signalling one another in Friendship. It is right on the Bank of the Monongahela with Back of it a High Hill and Locust Trees All about it while on a lower level in front passed the Horn equipped stage coach and far below flowed the deep wide River. You see Down by the fowl House even the sunken barrels on whose Little lakes of Yore the ducklings made sail to the cackled terror of their Hen mothers. Once. I remember James fell into one of these informal Bath tubs and a spluttering time of it they had before they could get him out. Wee boy that he was although i remember a younger brother still he was already an infant athlete. It was to develop his Book education amid scenes less favourable to outdoor indulgence that he was packed away when very Young into Ohio near Zanesville i believe on a Long visit to his cousins the ewings. General Sherman a wife As is known was a Ewing and a Cousin of James g. Blaine. Of deep historic Appeal to the Many admirers of James g. Blaine the picture has become in the past few Days invested with even a greater value because the ancient landmark depicted and which dates Hack probably a Century and a half has just been doomed to demolition As sets Forth the following from the Brownsville Clipper a weekly paper now in its forty second year in an article headed Quot our town eighty four years ago a and subhead of de Quot Blaines Birthplace going the famous mansion succumbs to the ravages of time Quot the familiar landmark the old Blaine mansion and the Birthplace of James a Blaine will soon be a thing of the past and Only the memory of it will remain to the Good people of West Brownsville. For years it has been an object of interest to visitors and was pointed out by the people Over there with the Pride of ownership As something that was a part of them. Quot but its Days Are numbered. For a Long time it has been in danger of collapsing and recently notice was served on the owner or. James l. Bowman by the West Brownsville authorities to the effect that the building a in a dangerous condition and that he would be liable for any injury that would result from a collapse. The building is too far gone to be repaired and or. Bowman has contracted with Aubrey amp son to tear the old Structure he has a lust discovered that Jonathan a literary judgment was Correct. Our British cousins did not take very strongly to Quot Trilby when that novel was first put upon the Market says the new York world. The English critics who Are a very Clever and High salaried lot of gentlemen instantly announced with a suddenness of percept caption and immobility of conviction Peculiar to the British Isle that there was really nothing in the Book and the British Public which has been waiting with strained ears to catch the manifesto of the critics Sfa once came to the same conclusion. Shortly afterwards the work became extremely popular in America and when they heard this the British critics and the British Public threw their hats up in the air and exclaimed aloud in a frenzy of Joy and self congratulation Quot did not we say Long ago that there was nothing in a Trilby a a and Quot is it not now proved that we were right the great american Public has approved of the great american Public never approves of anything that is worthy of approval therefore of it is so Plain a Trilby is but now two years a Quot be passed Ane the sad news is flashed Over the Cable that the discerning bri Tish Public and critics have succumb now acknowledge Quot Trilby they have the a a trip Wear Trilby shoes teas. The women but the concert Halls Are burlesque. In fact As their Queen by craze. They Quot hey give Trilby y Trilby garters All giving Trilby the Trilby infection so reads the it Lias worked in the slower English blood a fever no less violent ii an from which America recover Rel my ath ago. The craze has invaded 1. Thing and become almost in sufi t0 tie americans in London. Or e Titan 000 copies of the Book h a e now 1 6611 published Here and the d Eman 2 is in if the British Public keep. Quot a Thia hustling there is every possibility that they will adopt the Sleepi car id time. She left. She was very pretty and very Well dressed. When she boarded the trx1 in at 14th Street she began to make inquiries of the guard. A Gray haired old gentleman on the opposite Side of the car courteously begged leave to Tell her where to go. A Young Man next to him begged his leave to differ and to suggest that the lady had better follow another route. A Labouring Man corrected him and there was a Lively squabble by the time the train reached 8th Street. The lady had blushed and begged Pardon through it All but the men had each contended that his was the Only proper method of reaching the Point. The train rolled out of 8th Street and the old gentleman remarked pompously with a wave of his hand a i assure you Madam a and at his sudden pause All the men turned to look and found that the lady had fled at 8th York world. Mammoth Kins a. In India at the time of the British occupation foliated rings were fashionable. They were so Large that when worn on the second Finger they covered almost All the outer portion of the hand. Cotton has not been so cheap at Liverpool As it was recently for 46 years. Wear the Victoria Cross. The number of general officers on the Active list of the British army who Are decorated with the Victoria Cross 1 Quot for Valorz is nine. ,
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