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Boston Sunday Post (Newspaper) - January 27, 1907, Boston, Massachusetts fe A WOMAN’S TOWN FROM HATCHET TO FISH Former Famous ** Headsman” of Hart Administration Vies With Grover Cleveland in Devotion to Finny Race I Mr. Man, there's little chance for you In Norway. Mo. Women dominate the business affairs tliere and .succo.ssfully, tool Jf Norway should ever have a mayor the cliances are Id to 1 that a woman would liold tlie office. Wb.v. tliere is Miss E. M. Smith, manager of one of the largest boot and shoe stoies    in    the villagic    Her    fatlier estab- llslied    the    business    years    ago    and continued    a.s    proprietor    until    liis    deatli in 1903. Since tlien the store lia.s been conducted tinder tlie old firm iianio :ind managed by tlio daughter of the busi-nes.s. One of the largest and most np-t.o-date dry goods .stores in Norway, and Maine as well, is owned by women. Tliis is tlie S. B. & Z. S. r*rinee store. The firm M'as estiiblislied in 1S,8."i »nd occupied a small    building on    Main    and    Oottage streets. Increase of Inisiness caused them to outgrow their old »luarters. and in lS9fi they moved to their present store, wliieli had lieen erected for tliem. Miss S. B. Prince has the management of the store, going directly to New York, where piie iloes all the buying. .Vbove the main store are the dressmaking rooms, of which Miss Z. S. J’rinee has ehnrge. In this department employment Is given to 10 persons. Only Woman Undertaker Miss Grace Tiiayer of South Paris, a mile distant on the eleetries, enjoys tlie uiiii|uo distinction of being the only M'oman iiiidertiiker in Miiino. She Is the only undertaker in South Paris and many of tlie surrounding towns call on lier for assistance. “I have lieen in this inisiness seven years,” said Miss Thayer, “and like it very much. When my fatlier died I carried on the Inisiness and have never regretted tlie course 1 took. I iiad be^n with lilm a iiuniber of times as assistarit and iuid alw’ays liked the work. After Here Is how the women practically run the town of Norway, Me. A woman owns a $10,000 dry goods store. A woman justice of the peace performs the marriage service. A woman is the only professional photoghrapher. A woman made'a fortune in California. A woman runs a weekly newspaper. A woman runs a big meat market. A woman runs the best shoe store. A woman sells all the wedding trousseaux. A woman has been bank cashier for 22 years. A woman is town physician. And, finally—there’s a woman undertaker! ■4*-- hi.H death T studied in Poston and New York, and T think I got my lie.^t lielp at a private morgue in Bo.ston. i lta\ e never been at all nervous about the nature of | market, cutting all the meat and having entire charge of all depiirtments of the business. Mrs. F. W. iiiinborri i.s respon.sible for my work, and the only limes when it is I the appearance of the Norway Adver- at all hard is when I am called to some of my friends.” Dr. Annett Remiett was tlie first avo-man in the State to liold the position of town physlcitin. Dr. Bennett lias been a practising pliy.«ician for nine years. She has served as loMii pliisieian for four years, and was roeently appointed for anotlicr term. Frequently she drives 10 miles into the country in tlie coldest winter weather in jnirsuing lier profession. Recently a strange eoineidefice in the form of an insurance vouelier came to liglit licre, M’hen the various signature« of tx Moman physician (Dr. Aimett Bennett). a womjui undertaker (Grace Thayer), and the oatli administered by a woman (Mi.ss Margaret Baker), Mere signed to it. She Edits a Newspaper T''r‘.Il iter recent resignation the Rev. Caroline E. Angell was for 18 years pastor of the Pnlversalist Churoli liere. For 22 years Miss Stella Pike has been book-keeper and acting cashier of tlie Norway National Bank, handling in that time many vast fortunes. Patrons of the bank frequently express their appreciation of lier faithful services. An energetic M'oman is Mrs. 1.. I. Gilbert, for during tlie long illness of her 1 husband she managed the big Gilbert meat tiser. a local M’cekly. (.onsidered the best of its kind in New England and among few in the list of M'cekly ncM-spapers pnblislied h,v tiie country directory. Gtie of the best exiimjiles of siiceess is Mi.«s Margaret A. Btiker in the insurance office of \\’. J. Wlicf'ler * Co. She hits been a member of this tirm since ]n97 tind has eliargo of the ofTiee, M’hich represents 2ij leatling Amerie:in and foreign lire insurance eomptinies. doing an annual business of $4.').00h. She is ¡ilso tiutiiorized by fh® Governor to administer oatlis, ae-knoM’ledge deeds and solemnize niar-riages Other Business Women Soon to establish an entirely ncM’ line of business. Miss Bertha Mann, vvlio, since her graduation from Tufts (’ollege. lias completed her study of Ium’, will soon enter into iieltve ]iraetiee. Nor does tliis eomjile'c the list. An expert i»hotographer and designer of art novelties is Miss I.,ibby. Mrs. F. E. Drake for exactly a quarter of a century M’as Norway’s most iqi-to-date milliner. Going to California in the earlj- days. Mrs. Rehoeea ''.Varren entered the business activities there, introducing navel orange.s into this country, and M’tis proprietor of exten.sive groves until a few years ago, wlien she returned to NorMay to live In retirement. Little Comedies of Life at the Nation’s Capital How Mrs. Roosevelt Caused a Revolution in Fashion and Then Refused to Be Consistent •4,- WASilTNGTON, .Tan. 2G.-Senator Overman of North Carolina enlightened his ctilleagues the other day on a bit of romantic American liislury Mliicli feM’ of them had ever heard. ITe told them that down in his State there is a tribe of Indians unlike any other of the aborigines that had ever been knoM’ii or written aliout. This triiie lives in Tioliertson county, where for générations it has iiad its home, and its tribal name is Craraton. Just M’hete the Craratons came from is shrouded in mystery and romance. They Then came the reaction. The Cabinet people, alv.’ays the heartiest of providers M’hen they throM- open their doors to the masses, inaugurated the starvation plan, offering their guests on official Wednesdays not even so much as a cup of cambric tea. Others of less estate Ijegan to folloM’ this august example until for the last year or two imposing people’s afternoons have been dreary affairs. A beautiful collation is spread in the most spacious dining-room in Washington oti ev’cry viee-pre.sidential Wednes- are of lighter’ color than of anv other day. Eovel.v women in resplendent cos- _    .    -    'a      f    I    <»•    VWiitJCiin    O'    fn Indians known, liave lived for a century or more just ¡is M'hite people, own their home.s and farms, are elanni.«h to a marked degree, never Intermarrying M'ith the wliites, :ind enjoy all tlie rights and privileges of the vVhite citizens of the State. Tliere is a tradition tlmt they are the descendants of the M’omen of tlie first colony brought to Nortli (birolina by Sir Walter Riileigh. He settled this colony on Roanoke island and soon stiled back to England for others. When the bold mariner returned to the settlc'ment he liad founded in the iicm’ Morld for this royiil mistress lie found It utterly deserted :ind was unable to get any trace of his colonists. Cut In the hark of a tree rii'ar u’hat had lieen tlie lentrc of the settlement M’as the M’ord ‘‘(h'tiratttn.'’ * Tlie legend is that ji tribe of aborigines of this name had swooped doM’n upon the colonists, killed the men, throM’n their bodies into the acii and taken the women captive hack to their tribe. From this mixed stock is snp-jiosed to have come the t.’raratons M’ho noM’ form In North (”:irolina one of the most unique body of citizens in the country. Fairbanks Live Well Gastronomy is ;i glorious art at the Palae** Viee-Bresidential. 'riic Fair- tumcs flutter beneficently, pressing a bite and a sup upon every new arrival and promoting a gloM' of fellowship. Brilliant Company In welcoming the brilliant company beside the Vice-Pre.sident, Mrs, Timmons, the beautiful daughter of tlio house, made an effective substitute for her mother, Mrs. Fairbanks, unfortunately, having been out of health all season. Mother and daughter liear a pronounced facial re.semblance. In stature the younger and the slighter M’oman emulates her father. She Mas queenly in a gown of glittering gauze. M’ith a coronet of diamonds and white ostrieli plumes. Miss Cannon .stood beside iter in a toilette of pink chiffon velvet with :i man recently. Fair Alice leaned upon her Persian lamli muff upon the marble balustrade, listening intently as she Matched the gleaming pate of huliby down beloM', Mho, Mith most of the other Representatives, had eroM'ded upon the Senate floor M’hen the fun liegan. Mrs. Hanna Returns A most interesting li.gure. returned to Washington society this season, is Iho Mid-ow of Senator Hanna, who is just emerging from lier inouruing. Mrs. Hanna M'as ideally la grande duchesse tlie other evening at a late naisiealc at the White House, in a costume of iilaek tulle, her abundant snoM’-M’hite hair piled in a coronet above her ' handsome face. T'he President M’as most attentive to her. Mrs. Richard 'PoM’iisend, one of the richest people In Washington, wliose debutante daughter, Miss Mathilda, is decidedly the most beautiful girl, More a regal goM’n of blue brocade, w’ith the largest and lustiest diamond tiara of the season. She liad to bustle home to run lier oM’n iiall. Gne goes to tilings three or four deep tliese busy W’ashington evenings, so fast and furious fly tlie invitations. Mrs. Roosevelt, who, during the early days of her official incumbency, laid a general embargo upon black evening gOMns, much tn the discomfiture of a certain Cahlnet lady M ho.se neM’ ^700 black lace frock M’as Bertram Wheeler, ex-chief headsman of the administration of Mayor Htirt, h.as tracked for himself a path that run.s akin to tlie paths that Thoreau and Izaak Walton trod, and Grover Cleveland Is still dallying in. 'I'he “man with the hatchet” has become it liumlile fisherman. Over the hills of political .struggles and prejudiee.s he has strode, only to become finally a mild and urbane fisherman, a (isliermtin who has tlieories and calculations and ideas. . Into a little artificial lake on hts grounds in Dover. Mas.«., IttOij little live fishes have been dumped. No Common Breeds for Him Mr. Wheeler has arrived at llio stage M’here the fishes of common breeding, the lioi-polloi of fishes, will not do. From East Siindwich, the toMU that provides the State fisheries, the trout M'hich are to be the sires of trout to come have been brought, and in their feeding Mr. Wheelet is to carry out all his pet ideas. Time M’as M’lien Mr. Wheeler Mas a mighty saelicm. Wert- a man to be fired from holding office under the H:irt administration. it Mas Bertram AVheeler who SUM’ to it. Tie held the office of street commissioner of Boston then. On his desk at the City Hall he found a life-size hatchet one *lay, and there the hatchet stayed, symbolical of an infinitude of sudden deaths of fat political jobs. Hatchet Is Buried One doesn’t see a hatchet noM' when one goes to see him in his cavernous offlco in the South station. Not even a ) IVsTi jiole is in evidence. 'rhere is. in.«tead, a very tall man. Beside him the little secretary looks quite docile and childlike. I’pon shoulders that are broad, but held In boyish fashion, is a head that ii4 strangely contradictory. The black hair is streaked M’ith gray, but the face is young, save for the gray mustache, M'hioh sweeps out on either sid-e; the eyes are dark and twinkling, and the voice is stern, perhaps a remnant of the headsman, ”the hatchet man,” Keeps Busy All the Time “Why, tliere is nothing interesting in Hie fact that I’ve dumped some fishes into a little artificial lake up at my place, is there?” he asked, us he hurried from one desk to another, tMO or three “flimsies” fluttering in his hand. There M’as never a giiost of a smile on his face as he talked. SfiOM-TJVe- xroxJS    /OOSXiyßJXSTf    JTÍ -•f’ — “I’ve had the public part of my life and nOM’ it’s over M’ith. Nom' I'm trying to have a little fun.” He M’as back again at the other door and looking Mildly for something. “Yes, fishes are fun; they're fun for me. More fun than politics? Yci, indeed, they arc. They're—er—” he picked up a paper and rushed hack across the room Mitli it. “They—er— they're going to groM’. you know—artificial lake down at my place.” Contrast in Size And then, when he had handed all of the papers to ti little man in black-he may not have been little, only he looked so in contrast-he, Mr. Wheeler, sat down and talked for a little. "That’s my ideal,” said he. “a little place outside the town, plenty of room, some M’ater and some fishes in the M’ater. I couldn't very m’cH stock the whole Charles River, so I had a little lake dug out. dammed tind then I had the fish sent down from East Sandwich in five galvanized liarreTs. M'ith a filtering can in the centre, which held tlie trout. Between the inner and the outer cans a space M’Hs left M'liicli M’as filled with ice. •‘In order to keep tlie little felloM’S alive it M’as necessary for a couple of attendants to keep eor>.tantly bailing-out fhe M’ater where the fi.sh M’ere. over the ice. M’hich absorbed the air bubbles and reoonveyed the water into the fish tanks. Nothing Scientific, He Says “I'm not doing this along scientific lines, nor for anything but my OM’ii amusement.” He Maxed argumentative and thrust his liands deep into his pockets. ”I contend that M’hen a man has to he seiontifle about other things he is entitled to a little lei.sure and the freedom to pamper his fads and fancies if he M’ants to. You see, I M’ant to. I have my omu ideas about fish and fishing and in this poml of mine I'm going to try them out. ”l don't believe you can treat fish exactly as you can men in political office— no. Besides, the hatchet is buried,'’ he added, with that little tM’inkle coming again to his eyes. A Common Falling With Men “You have to feed fish at the right time and M’ith the right stuff; they have that in common with mankind.” He M’as up tind striding aliout a,gain—a great boyish figure. "And you have to let them alone. That is where ciiey differ from mankind. There is nothing in the makeup of mankind that makes it imperative for liini to be lot alone and, conse-(|uently, he never is. “I can't even have ji fish pond M’ithout , having questions tiskeil about it. It i.s ' my fish pond and those fish that I ; bought and had sliipjied dOMii are the I fish that I'm going to fisli for and tell i stories about. And iiom’ you come and : ask me to give it all away to the piili-lic. so that it M’ill he their fishpond, too.” His voice was stone, tlio voice of the chief-headsmaii. "the hatchoL man,” but hi.s eyes twinkled. They Don-t Exhibit One doesn't see anything of the 1005 fishes doM’n there at Dover. There is only a little hole in the ice and by it sits Jack, a beautiful collie. ’riieie are strange tracks that mark the snoM’ l.ving betM'een the hole in the ice and the quiiint yellOM' libuse on tlie hill. There are long sweeping lines, and if you kncM’ the marks that skies make you Mould knoM- the long sweeping lines for the ski track, and the big oval ones for smnv vshoe tracks, and the big cluster of four holes for the footprints 01 Jack, the collie, and the little cluster of four holes for a shy little rabbit. And then you M’ould know’ that the ice hole has visitors; boys and children and dogs and a rabbit, and that they all know’ it isn’t a really ice hole, not just an ordinary one. Biggest Tax Payer Wants to in All Boston Pay All He Ought To 4— — 4,---- last year The President came bounding up tlie stairw’ay with the breezineas of a tw’o-year-old, close on tlie heels of his military herald. The soldier was pompous for two. They do take themselves so seriously, these young military attaches. One has to look the other way to keep one’s face straight in their presence. He wore a buncb of violets in bis b.itton-bole, did his Excellency, ¡ind a mo.st engaging smile elsewhere. When the I’resl-dent smiles he smiles athletically. His face and neck ¡ind ever.vthing else in vleM’ become involved in the muscular banks know how to feod. Guests iiev- ! mix-up. It's rare the President goes a-< r leave their hf>spitable portiils with % ¡siting, and e:iger bands on all sides ;iuy fox-like gnawings under cor.«;ige or stretched out miiltitudinouslv to him. He waiVteoat. ’i'liey Imve eaten ;ind are I clasped impartially, with a lightsome jest tilled. ‘(’oniplot ■’ might lie w’lit with i I her piece de resistance for the season, otj\oepev tmt-u previous dinner, in a costume of dead black satin elaborately embellished. But, then, consistency's an awful nuisance, iiiiyhow. truth upon the form of every departing man or woman from the rooftree of Mr. and Mrs. Fairbanks as it is flaunted upon the Paris omnlbu.ses when capacity has iii'cn reached. \'ico-)>!-csidential example may happily have a tendency to preserve the fading I histitutiun of gentle feasting at official functions at the caiiital. Times were when more er le.ss sumptuous spreads were the eontroHing feature of every ¡nihlie woman's at home here, when the ravening multitude with their appetlte.s Concf*al<’d about their persons would fall-to .glui.tonnusly. forgetting the higher slgnilieame of the occasion, when “gah- Alice, with her Nick, trailed in like a lithe young ¡uii goddess along a radiant pathway. Moulded to her slender figure was a princess gown of golden tissue, caught in a shoM’er of golden dew’ drops. She trod goldenly on golden slippers w'ith liosiery of gold. Tlie effect w.as a delight. One of Mrs. 1-ongvvortli s ¡illurin.g sartorial assets tliat slic disports :it afternoon teas is a large, fbit r.utff. < ompo.=?c‘d entirely of yellow daffodils. Kite runs to yelkiw’s largely this year. Mrs. Longwortii and her house gLiest. Miss Jeiin Reid, daugliter of Amhassailor Whitelaw’ Reid, w’ere inte’-ested ¡luditors ble, gobble and gif wii.s the accepted in tlie Bennte gallery during the pyni-keynotc of the situation.    I    technical    performances    of    Senator    Till- WHY SHE WAS ANXIOUS Anthony (kmistock was talking In New York about certain information that had been lodged with him. “It is, jierhops, helpful information,’’ he said, “but 1 confess that I mistrust its motive. ”11 suggests to me an incident that occurred last montli in Matawan. “A young woinan of Matawan said to her liu'liand on-' r.iqhl'• •• ‘My dciir. there is a gontleinan in the parlor. He w’¡ints to speak to yoti.’ ‘•'Who is it; do you know?’ the hu.s-band asked. ‘‘‘Dear.’ said his wife, ‘yon must forgive me—but that cough has bothered you so mueli of late—and. though whiter is eoniiag oil. it still oling.s to you. pnd—oil, if you only knew’, how w orried I’ve been about yoiil’ ;tnd she tlirew her arms around bis neek. ‘Wliat would I do if 1 were to lose ><01?' she moaned. ‘•‘(’oinc. <'onie.' said the young inon. palling l;er í loiulib-r tenderly. ‘men don't (lie <.f a .’-light .old. So \ou've ealled in iiie docb v, rh'.‘ M'ell, J’H see him v.i.ui!) . if it wil! nmke .vou feel ens; T. \VÍii<-li oie is it? SrtuillsV’ ‘■'It iiui'i tin* d.atoi.’ w.is the an.s'wcr. 'It'.i the life he uianee a,gcnt.' ” Quiiu'y A. Shaw, the heavie.st Individual owner of Calumet and Hecla stock, the richest copper mine in the world, has attained to the title of ‘‘bi,ggest taxpayer In Boston,” so long held by the late J. Montgomery Sears. Of all Boston’s wealthy men, Quincy A. Shaw' is said to he one of the many who hu.s never tried to depreciate a just valuation of hi.s property. He insists that assessments for the full valuation of his holdings he levied. Quincy A. Shuw is considered a multimillionaire. He might realize five or six millions on all of his investments could he dispose of them at the market price, and his total taxable property on the books of the assessors amounts to $3,215,-200, w’hioh, with a tax rate of $15.90 on the $10CK) makes hi.s total annual indebtedness to the city $51.123.68. It is said that he has never sought to have a single dollar abated. Quincy A. Shaw Is a quiet, aristocratic man of the old type. He spends most of his time at the old Shaw house at 241 Perkins street, in Jamaica Plain, and rarely comes into the cit.v. lake the late J. Montgomery Sears, the taxpaying habit has seemed to groW on Mr. Shaw, and year after year his wealth has been growing. A share of the enormous income that the daughter of Profe.ssor Ijouis Agassiz, the famous naturalist. Major Henry I.,. Higgin.son, ¡1 partner in the great State street banking house, mar-rtod another of the daughtcr.s, and with Mr. Shaw became Interested in the Calumet property that Alexander Agas.siz wa.s trying to develop after it had been prospected and examined by his father. All of the first attempts to make the m>ne a success and a good dividend-payer were shared by both Mr. Shaw and Mr. Higginson. and it Is said that the former poured in nearly ;iH his money to help llu' work tl’ut his brother-in-law. Alexander Agassiz, was pursuing in llic wilds o‘J IMlcliigan. Became Heaviest Owner Even when the stock of the company was selling around $l a slntre. Quincy A. Shaw was picking up all that he could afford to btt.v, 80 that in time he became the heaviest holder of the security, as he is today. From the time that the fiist dividends were declared, in 1871. M’ealth began to flow into the SIuim' coffers. Yeiir after year the stock kept ri.slng in pri’c, and thr rate of divldend.s kept Increasjng until the limit M’as re;iohed last year. M’hen Seeks Real Estate Investments Mr. Shaw had no sucit opportunity, though he has been adding to his real estate holdings for many years, and de-votin.g the greater part of his income to this form of inve.«tment. A goodly piartion of the revenues that he gathers from the Calumet & Hecla mine htts bet'ii spent in philanthropic M'ork, but nhv.'xys Mr. SIuim. the giver, has remained in the background, while his M’ife, the daughter of the noted Sm’íss scientist, dispi'iisos the charity of her hu.«1)and. She .and lar liusband b.ave been knoM’ti as the foster-father and moth, r of the kinder.e:irleii schools of Boston. It has been kiiOM’ii for years that the main prop of the North Bennet street industrial school xvas Quincy A. ShaM’. There are many .voung men and women of the city M’ho have Vieen helped to better things through the Influence of the various charities and organizations whiclt At the various nurseries classes Mere aLso maintained for the older lioys and sills, scM’ing circles org.anized. gymnasiums started and clubs kept up for the benefit of all minors of the section. For several years the greater portion of the expense for maintaining the ('‘ivic Service has come out of Mr. Shaw’s Ijocket, and Mrs. SIihm’ for si'veral years has maintained .t modelling class for Hie sons and daughters of their friends, Mr. Shaw has aUvays refused to move , into the city for Hie winter months ano ! maintain a town home. He has declared that the old time mansion on tlio lioi'ders of the iiarkM'ay lioimd-Ing Brookline and Jamaica Plain was Hie only home that he could enjoy, ,aml here he remaitis whiter and summer. Among the art lovers of the city Mr. ShaM’ Is knoMii to hav.' one of the most C'ompleie oollection.s of Millet’s masterpieces in Ameiica. He hegîin his collection as a young man. Today lie Is .h). and there is hiirdly a room in the old-fashioned house tliat has havo been fostered and supported by tlie powerful man M’ho rules the output of , not examnles of this ¡iili.st's work, the greatest copper mine In the world. The Civic Service Hou.se of Salem street, the North Bennet Street Industrial School and many of the day nurseries of the clt> Bostones Heaviest Tax Payer tlu mine paid $100 on every share of stock The amount paid to Mr. Shaw M’as M’ell 1 hy tin» ShaM- millions, he rec'eives in dividends each year on | over the half-million mark.    '    In 1870 the Shaws onened the fir.st free, his 5500 shares of Calumet and Hecla has I While Mr. Shaw was the lending spirit! public kindergarten in this country, p.iter. been regularly placed in re.al instate about | ¡^ the* constitu tion of the great coj.pe;-, at tlu'ir OMii expense, they opened Imo the city, nntfl his holdings now upproxi- | industry of Michigan, lu.' has never b<-e;i i cbusses for the summer months, one in At the inesent time he is living a most retired life, his lu'altli being delicate. 'I'he substantial footing | ,„ost of bis Imsiness is . an ted on by bis son. (¿uiney Sliaw, Jr., Hie vice-president of lhe Calumet v'i- H(' da Compatiy, mate a <)uarter of a million dollars wortli. The assessors liave placc*d tlic amount at $215.200. Fortune Made by Himself Ills personal estate has been t;txecl for $3.000,000. and It is believed thiit thi.« aniount has lioen fixed, as tlie \alu.ation of ids r.MH) sliares of Ciiluniet and Hecla stock figu'cd at about the market price of the stoel; as it vv;is (|Uoted on the first day of May last. Tlie foundation of this m. ¡litli miis Hu' few thous.’inds of dolbirs tlial he, inhevite.l from his fatlier. who was a repre«. iitalive of" one of the oldest and m.'st inru.-.iti:i! famili.'s in old Bo.-ton. It Mats pearl.v ;i half eetiiiny ago tliat Qiiiney A. HhaM' married PaJlino Agassiz, ktiOM-n as the builder ;ind beaut itior of! domai.it Plain and the other In Hr.iok-the eitv. as M’as J. Montgomerv Se.-us. ! iio«’. ond In the following year two more Mr. Soars’ aeeumulatlon of wealtli. an.p 'vere opened, and over each, as was her the trust funds that he liandltMl in part i eiisfom. Mrs. ShaM' presided for the first for hirrself. gave him the opportunity of, Icm' weeks. proving liim.self one of Boston'.«, most'    r;*«    tin    w<«..Lr valuable . itizens. The foundation of his '    City    Took Up    the Work great M.-altli came down from his fatlier. I in isKJ Mr. and Mrs. ShaM’ Mere sup Joshua Se.'irs. :iud it (mabh'd him to «-ree.. j )>urting three kindergartens in Boston, great warehouse.«, after tlie great fire Brookline ;ind Cambridge, and the M'ealtli of '72 caused tlu‘ city autliorities to make of tlie family continued to nour not in a iicM- .siii'vey iiiul lay out tlie st;-e('ts of support of thi« parti.-ular pliiUiTithropie . ag.i ..iatul the terribly «-old the inisiness sei'tiou anew.    i    Mork lU'til P.VT. when tile^- indiu .-'d tlie ^ N. l>rasl;a h: t year, and lu A WARM TOPIC At a reeotiHoii in W.ishington some time ago, one .if Hie gue'ts, a man M'ith a poor memory for faces, and, in addition, a litth' tiear-slghted, took the host aside and spoke to him in ;t contidenlial whisper. “Vou see that tall m;tn standliig liy the door? ■' he ¡iske.l. ••Ves.” •W'cll. 1    •>';is talking to iiini a M'hil© weather in yuMneil in All of ili;; great nal estate in\e-d nients ; s.'hool foinmitteo of Boston (o take over j r.iy face.” Meni into (iiis pnq*et t\ . and .«con s of | thi' woi’k. Today t bere are mori» than I '¡'!ie ho t ;:¡uí1«m1. bìocks of thè be«t iiroperty on tlu' streets ! uìmh . liildi.'u in that depai tment.    i    lie i«”” a«Ucd h< “Don i \iiu knoM' who thè v> hoies.ale ;;’id .'etiiil distriels of tli“ ' Tlie .S'pjw- tliea turac i their attenlion city went down on tlic .isse.-nors’ books 1 io tlu- estàhlislmient of day nurseries in in bis nnme.    xarious    seciiotis    of    Ih.'    eitv. ”N. “TìiaCs l/ieub ir;ut explorer.” J’.iuy. the Arctic ;