Boston Sunday Post (Newspaper) - January 27, 1907, Boston, Massachusetts
BOSTON SUNDAY POST. JANUABY 27, IW
A Trade School for Girls
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The Boston Trado School for Girls has opened its doors for its second term and attendance has so increased that new quarters have become almost a necessity.
Rooms have been secured at Emmanuel House for lunches, gymnastics and recreation, and by forfeiting a room for executive meetings, and by crowding in chairs and tables. SO girls are being accommodated at the beginning of the new year, and thei-e is. a long waiting list.
Know What Is Needed
Those interested in building up the school and in enlaiging it feel that they know the evil of putting young, untrained girls at work at a mere pittance. They believe that, by giving these girls from 14 to 17 years of age some training, they will meet the demands of employers.
There has not been the slightest difficulty In securing places for graduates.
East spring 73 demands for assistants
i'nndamental processe.s of both hand and nichine sewing, is given to each girl w:io enters either the inilliner.v or tlie dressmaking classes. For the girls who ••elect dressmaking, cour.sc.s in under-Sarment making, simple dressmaking, 'hii’t waists, shirt waist suits, and fitted lining.« follow, and finall.v dressmaking giv«‘n where ever.v variet.v of style K executed, and all kind.s of expcn.sive materials used.
Start at Higher Wages
Girls placed from this department a VC taken positions as sleeve nicKer«. waist and skirt finishers and ohai makcr.s. commencing with a wage il or $5, and in almost eve^y case have advanced within a few weeks.
<'lie girl of lt>. altliougli the youngest "i tiie workroom, was placed in charge of ■ X skirt girls at the beginning of tlie econd season.
r )■ ¡n,. ^vho selects millinery, the
■I ■ . ! i fall sea.«ons afford custom
..k in which private orders arc taken, aiifl tlie <lull seasons of .summer and mid-winter are utilized for training in ready-to-wear winter and summer hats which offei' excellent opportunities for (levclopment of speed.
Positions Easily Found
The intere.st taken by some of the Ti-hole.«ale liouses has made possible a trofitable connection with the wholesale trade. Positions were readily secured in the millinery departments <)f largje stores, giving the girls long sea.sons of rork, and starting them witli wages nglng frr m $5 to $0 per week. In one
from 31 different employers conld not be filled.
There arc three branclie.s taught at the school—millinery. dressmaking and tlie running of the power machine. With tlie training given here, the pupil i.s enabled to command better pay, to rise more rapidly and to do work that .she other-wkse would, perhaps, never do.
Girls Help, Too
A very definite effort has been made to develop in the. girls a spirit of help-fulne.s.« and a willingness to accept responsibility. The girls themselves have dev'eloped the rules of the workrooms
as they have come to know the eon- j 1 ousc a girl was immediately promoted ditions under which the best and most work may be accomplished.
One lialf hour each week 1r devoted to
factories. They are able to earn good wages.
One little girl of 13, who seemed alnio.st mentally deficient, is now. after 14 mouths at the school, earning a
week in the trade and helping to supporting a family of nine children.
Making Straw Hats
Straw machines have been Introduced into the machine operating department and offer a new trade—that of the factory-made hat. In the straw hat •’actorics the demand for workers is greatly in excess of the supply, al-thougli the wages are high and the conditions for -work excellent.
All of the girls now read.v to be placed are promised to one manufacturer. wlio. having seen the work at tlie school, declares that the.v will he earning wages ranging from $i) lo .$15 before the season is over.
During the coming year an experiment is to he tried in establisliing actual business shon.s where girls from the trade scaiool will be taken for a second year of training.
Educational Union Will Co-operate
suggestions for Improvements.
t I a position as assistant trimmer.
Ma(thine operating ir^ taught not only as .1 separate trade but also as a part of the other sewing trades. This has
The object of all this is to help the ^ p -oved satisfactory from two jioints of
girl to see that she makes or mans the conditions under which she works and Increases and decreases her value accordingly.
The school year—the course is but a year—consists of tlirce terms. A preparatory course, covering a period of two months, and requiring a mastery of
v;cw. since ability to use power machines is of great value in dressmaking and wholesuh' millinery, and since intei'est has been created iii machine operating as a trade, 'bhe girls placed from the ma.-hiiie cperating department are In a variety of trades, such as shirt "waist fac'oiries, collar factories and curtain
Tlii'se shops, one in millinery and one in cliildien’s clothing, will be conducted in co-operation with the Women’s Educational and Industrial ITiion at L’4<» Boylston street. Girls will re.celve wages according to their iibilit.v. and an effort will be made to help them understand their market value, and to meet th(' demands of business.
Every effort is made to .«ee the relation of one department to another, and ti'.e study of design, textiles, hygiene and domestic .science has supplemented the specific trade ti'aining as far as the age of the girl and the length of the course permits.
With the aid of an art committee, the classes have visited mu.seums and exhibitions of fine hand work, while the beautiful fabrics and photographs have been supplied for cla.ss instruction. Suggestions gained from vi.sit.s to shops, store.s and dressmaking and millinery establisliments for ideas or practical de-.signing have greatly enriched the course.
A young lawyer making his maiden speech before the Supreme Court v.as seized with stage fright and fainted dead away, one day the past week. The august body of .judges, in their judicial aspect, was too much for him, in the most trying ordeal any young law’yer ever has to face.
Stage fright seizes the greatest lawyers, the most brilliant orators, at times, even throughout their career, say those who know, and the ingenues almost always have a bad attack when their first appearance is made. They do not always faint, liowever.
A number of Boston's fovcmo.’t lawyers have been interviewed on the subject for the benefit of the Sunday Post readers.
By Judge Michael J. Murray
‘•The men that have stage fright at the beginning oftentimes make the best lawyers in the end and many of the best lawyers we have even now’ feel apprehensive before the time comes for them to make their plea—not apprehensive as to the re.sult of the case, you understand. but apprehensive as to the speech part of it.
‘•I have .sometimes thought that per-liaps the energy necessary to overcome that is tlie very thing that brings a man out of himself and gives him tiie pow’er to make a splendid appeal.
Had It Himself
“I had a little touch of stage fright myself at tlie first, but I got over it ali right. What is stage fright? Well, it is a sort of paralysis, I tlilnk. and the most horrible feeling that conld ever come over a body.
“I’ve seen men get white and perfectly horror-stricken by it. Of course, you
donT know how yon look your.self. And you haven’t any Idea what it was that you had in your mind to say, and it wouldn’t do any good if yon did know it. for you .coiddn’t .say it. You ar« simply tongue-tied.
“Personally, r believe tliat tlie way to get over .stage fright is to move. If you can lift your arm, take a step forw’ard. shift youi- weight—juBt cliange your position In some way—you stop that paraly.sis, your brain works and the thought comes with power to utter it.
“I’ve .sometimes wondered if that is the reason why some men make so many gestures.”
By George Holden TInkham
“I never had stage fright myself, but I Tikve seen many other men who have had. Most of them do. more or les?, at first, In fact. I had my training in the City Council and the Board of Aldermen. and when the time came for me to put my first ca.se to a jury 1 had all that experience to fall back on and it stood me In good stead.
Brilliancy No Guard
“T believe that the most brilliant law-yer.s that we have are subject to decided nervousness on the brink of great legal battles which are to largely dejiend on their' eloquence, perhaps.
“It seems to me that a man must have a rather disagreeable five minute.s, though, when lii.s stage fright has conquered him and he wakes up from a dead faint and knows lie has been carried bodilj' out of the Supreme Court.”
•'The place where lawyers are most susceptible to stage fright is in the trial court—tbc first argument to tlie jury.” says Melvin O. Adams, one of Boston’s foremost law'vers. “Tt is there that their maiden speeches are made—the speeches that aie going to win or lose their case.s. perhaps, and they are pretty conscious of the fact.
“To the man who has taken his training at a good law school there will be nothing very new In the Supreme Court. It is growing move and more academic each year, and a young lawyer going there to plead a case, with his briefs and bis bills of exceptions to start him off, does not find it so very much different from plead-
ing a case before a college professor, and they all have lots of practice at that.
“I tliink on the whole a young lawyer has a belter chance with the Supreme i Court than an older man has. If he is , tedious and .«hould make a blunder tbc' judges are ready to make all tiie allow- j aucPs ill the world for him, and with an I older man tiie.v -would say that he ought! to kno^- better. j
“With the young lawyer arguing his i case before a jury it Is different. He has ! had absolutely no experience along that I line. He has no briefs nor bills of excep- ! tions to fall back on. and lie simply has to stand up before a lot of men and pull out of his mind what he is going to say.
“Stage fright gets hold of him then, and i it simply paralyzes his brain and his I whole body, and each second seems like a good, full minute.
“The man who has knocked about in ■ the world and come in contact with men, | lots of men and different kinds of men. I i.s the one who v.ill be least troubled wit.i. stage fright when it comes lime for him to make his maiden speech. A little Irish newsboy in the city: a farmer’s ho.v whoj plows in the summer, going to the post-office each niglit for the mail, and works in a shop somewhere iji the winter—tlie Vioys who rub elbows wiili people, gel .so tlie> have little extr.a nerves, a.s it were, tiiat, tell them which wa.v the wind is Allowing and wh.it they mu.st do to carv.v a' situation—tho.«e are the bois that will' make good tria’ la-uyers.
“The college 'professor'.s .«on. who lias been hemmed in nil his life by academic ! walls and meets Id« first real is.«uo whiui he facp.s fJ jur.vniPii and looks into their face.« and knows the fate of ids first case depends upon whether he can vu'ove b* their satisfaction that his client is in th« right—is liable to get .stage fright.
“The man who fainted in the Supreme Court the other dav may ha\ e worke| so hard on liis case that he v.-as over- ' trained; hi.« nerves may have suddeiiB gone back on iiim at .some little thing, .and he fainted. In my iniud. ho\\ever, the real crucial te.«t is at ilie first trial bc-foi'c a jury.” ■
THIS COW FINEST OF HER RACE
She Cost $8000 —Why She Is Worth It, and More
Eight thou.sand dollars recently paM bf Daniel W. Field, a Brockton shoo manufacturer and farmer, for a nieek-eyed, pale-faced but industrlou.s cow makes this acquisition to Mr. Field’.« herd of full-blooded stock the highest priced bovine in the world.
And “Pontiac Rag Apple." this euphoniou.sly dubbed flolstein-Frie.sian. although she has been in the hands of her pre.scnt owner but a month, has already returned $40o0, or one-half of the price paid for her, a sum agreed for her next calf, which doe.« not arrive fur four months, but which has already been sold to a New York breeder of fancy .stock.
In addition to having immediately halved her cost, this wonderful animal holds the second highest record for the .amount of milk anti butter produced by any one cow in the world.
It is expected by her pre.«ent owner that she will reach the champion producing mark during the next year. She is at present less than five years old.
APPROACHING ITS 2001« ^NjSIUERSARY
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'PONTIAC RAG APPI.E
I’HE HIGHEST PRICED COW IN THE WORI.D-------------4,------
"With the liluest of blue bov in her veins and witii a record of production that has jumped in three years from li'O to 279 to 3h9 rpiarts of milk jter week, Mr. Field is confident that tiil.s cow will soon easily «arr.v away the world'.« honors.
One of “Rag Apple's " records is H quarts of milk per da:.- for KK) days at a
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e coming . ace high in the stock breeding wor d, posed ■ at or before birth for from JlOitO ] known to Holstein breeders to verify Mr.
her sire being “Pontine Kondyke,” the | Field’.« cxneclattons
•ine blood son of “Belle Kondyke,” one of the most | Has No Horns j -____-________
I each o! the forpier will bring from .«KWO to ' blanketed and straw-bedded to suit the ,, , , , , . X . , ?60'», whilk the latter. o’A’lng to the royal I most faatidiou.« boviin' taste. “Rag Ap-
Breeders all over toe world look to | As to her pedigree. “Rag Apple’ .stands ' niother, can easilv be dia- I pie” will be given every opportunitv
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champion of dairy cows.
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noted Holsteins in the country, and her THORN
darn bci’ig “P. Clotilde Do Kohl.” the “Ray Apple” is as mild a.s a summer nijni«
dnught»'r of “Hengerwold Do Jvohl,” whi' afteri,. > n. She is linrnless. and clear ‘T don’t nndcr.«tand wliy .Mis.s Rose
was the brother of the greatest sire of white, \\itli the exi'eptlon of a few «cat- fain.« iicr liead when I pass.” tb.e Holstein-Fric.sian breed that ever , tering <!iuk spot.« in her neek and flanks understand that von said she wa.« a
lived. SinpH in»i' nniva! at Mr, farm . . j , , . •»
At five cents per <tuart for milk, “Rag in Bi' h she lais been cnnvalcscirig ^ «poa^’’ woman.
Apple” is today netting her owner an from Ii. ;■ long trip in a box car irom “B it yon maoe toe same rcnniik and Btretcb. Another is the production of ’ incfime of or, if her milk i.s turned Heaxcit,),,. N. Y., wlierc she was pur- she dncsii'i cut yon.” .
I 31.62 pounds of butter per wcck, le.«.« into butter, the yield is aViout 3 ;J-) t-has* , "Oil. J didn’t make the same Kuiiark.
I than three pounds heloxv the champion-i pounds per day. 1 Proxidrd ^¡th a sumptnous bo.x .«tall of j 1 «aid si c was an oiuspokcn woman,
r ship mark of 34.31 pounds. In case of future sons or daughter.«, siifiici. ;.t size for a track breeder and but 1 umiited the word plain.”
A ce’-.-rr'ation to oommemorale th(* 200th anniversary of the erection of the old Narragansctt Church in Wickford. R. I., the olde.st church edifice in Now England devoted to the Protestant Episcopal worship, is now being planned for the coming- summer and will be tiie central attraction of old hom<‘ xveek.
The committee appointed to arrange for this celebration, of wnlch the present rector of the olinrch, the Rev. Frederick Bradford Cole, is ch-urman, cnnsi.«ts of •Tames A. Greene, Daniel B. Fpdike ef Bo.«ton. Aaron S. Thomas of New York. Colonel Pcckham.
Harr0.9oTX«^-fi- Ckurcl« .as il looks
.stands the pulpit, .«omewliat changed
of former days rather than the substantial fact.« based iqiou record^;. Some have clalme(l that in ISO«, when tlm edifice, then nearly PX' years old. -was moved to Wickford, it was stolen and «-artcd away ill the right intact with many oxen. The rei'ords slate that at a meeting ei" 'the society lield Dec. 3. 17a3. it was voted nine to two to move the edifice from its original site to its present loc.ation in Wickford, the land being given liy Daniel Fpdike.
At tlie time of the removal a .«leople •W’a.« added and other improvements xvere made. For nearly half a century it continued in active use. but in 1848, W’lien : its condition indicated an early de'cay. j the new ,Sl. Paul’.« was reared not far !
I away, and but fur (he deep interest j taken in after years by tho.se who desired this church preserved it might long since ha\e crumbled a-way.
The old tower was blown do-wn in the September gale of 18'fi). I,ater the building was repaired and put in a condition 1 to maintain it in as near its original .state | as possible. ‘
It was not until .Tune, 1720. th.at any ^ definite steps were taken by the parish- i ioner.« of the cliurcli t«> secure a rector. I when a meeting of the Society of Si. | Paul's, by which name it -was thus earl,\" dCHlgnated, w'as held, and letter.« were ordered prepared and .sent lo England, requesting that a missionary be sent to ' this colony.
This request w’as acceded to. .and tlie ■ Rev. James MeSparrun came among the ' people, wJiere in the following years be j W’as destined to wieid a wide influence i and to impress liis cliaracter dt'oply upon ' the inhabitants.
’Ibe period of Dr. McSparran's pastorate i.s counted a.s the real foundation of old i SI. Pnul'.« in Niirr.iganpcft, for here b* lived to dw’cll among his’ people for 3ti .vear.s, exerting a powerful influence over those early settler.«.
During these early days man.v of the prominent men of the time.« attended liis chur('h. Gabriel Bernoii, a French Hu-, guonot, W’lio left fair posses,«ions in France to come lo .a land where religious freedom hid no barrier, once lived iu this section and attended ihi.s churrli, b.ter going to Providence, where lie toou a prominent part in tiie affairs of Sr. .Tohn'« t burch. Daniel Fpdike. a b> idol’
on three sides, which would accomiiK>- : date a whole family.
A gallfwy extends around three sldr.s iM', mill st'iU slar.iilng. ' was Ik
le oliurch. and in the early doy.« the ^ j,,. :^,.spai'rHn,
•eaehor. standing ui his lotty pulpit. i
shipper. G-ilbTt Stuart. foe famoui American pu lutei’, wlm was born in llt*»
narrow’ stairs, stood nearly
The old cb.urch staadn upon a short church being provided, <^ach trnnily liad lane just off the main street of old Wick- ^ provide its own means of keeping ford, and is sui-.’'<nnided by ninny marks warm during the bleak wintry days, and of the (’olonial days. It i,s still well ])i*e- : now’ living w’no can recall their af-
served. and save for fi.e loi s of the tall tendance upon si rviee,« at this a ioleiu tower, whieli once gave it an imposing church c-yen half a. century ago rela.c
aspect, it is but little char;'.red either . ¡inmsing' experiences of tlic family
outside or in. ' "heater."
Original Architecture A Church of Legends
The entiau'O to the oluiroh i« i.i the Mucli hns lieeji writicn in tlie jiasi centre on the si ie. now facing the lane ' of the early history of this church build-
on which it fronts, and directl.-y opposite in.g and many have followed the legends
Near the sunset of his life I)r. Mc-r 01 gaiieiy. 1 Hp,..rran w.'is seized Vvith a dcsi'-** to visit
In those days, no means for heating the j ,q„i ,n the au
tumn ci 17>4. wfili his wife, t'.ic vein';-able pi-( acher t ei out for the mother eountry, where “'le hop(d t«. s* cure a
rest. While' lh<*i.' M*-s. MeSuarran foil a vietiin of suialipox aud w.t.« buiird at \\'(‘ umlnst»
Mr. De Bore Vou sr cm aw fall.v fond of puppies, Ml.-.« l.)ia -a.
Mis« IM—Vc.«—four-legged onesl—Illustrated Bits.