Boston Sunday Post (Newspaper) - January 27, 1907, Boston, Massachusetts
34BOSTON SUNDAY POST, JANUARY 27, 1007
Pursuit ofthe Whisker Germ
Crusade Begun to Abolish Beard That Is Traditional Regalia of Medical Fraternity
Two Years Required to Carve This
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From time immemorial, whiskers have been a sort of professional regalia of the medical fraternity. Now an energetic crusader out in Michigan has gone on the war path ugainst those dignified hirsute adornments, claiming they form hiding places for bacilli and breeding nests for germs.
And he has introduced a bill into the Legislature compelling all physicians and surgeons in the community to go whiskerless.
Boston doctors differ on the momentous question of the whisker germ.
Some firmly maintain that the medical whisker ought to go. Others pooh-pooh the beard germ as a myth of silly women and timid men.
More Dangerous Than Nurses
The modern disciple of Aesculapius in the West asserts, in defence of this bill, that, while the nurses in the hospitals and dissecting rooms wear sterilized caps on their heads, the professional surgeon allows his long bunch of whiskers to swing over the gaping incisions in a germ infected patient's anatomy.
There is no doubt that the Western movement to clean out doctors’ whiskers is the cause of much discussion among Boston physicians, many of whom still cling to tragic sideboards, popular Vandykes or long, full-blowing beards.
The popular layman’s idea that a doctor of experience must be a man of mature appearance and dignified bearing is claimed still to haVe an effect upon the size of the physician's practice, and for this reason many prominent physicians stick to whiskers. A beard serves to obliterate youthful and immature lines, and also adds to good looks, which Is also felt to be an asset to the doctor.
Help the Doctor’s Practice
It !s even hinted that many patients clioose a physician with handsome whiskers who would betake themselves to hospitals were they otherwise obliged to be attended by grim, clean-shaven, lank-faced doctors. Many believe that the practice would receive a crushing blow if physicians could not adorn themselves with whiskers.
On the other hand, some physicians say that often when a doctor is making a round of calls, he is obliged to attend infectious cases and patients who are not thus afflicted, and to the latter there remains the menace that the physician may bring in with him a germ or two secreted in his whiskers.
Dr. Joshua F. Lewis, head of the State Board of Charities for the Adult Pool*, asserts that the little insidious disease germ can roost as well in a luxurious beard as anywhere else, in fact a little better, and the doctor believes that the movement to do away with whiskers among physicians will do no harm, even though it is successful.
WOOD CARVING OF «THE LAST SUPPER,” WHICH TOOK TWO YEARS IN THE MAKING
With the closing of the entry list for the coming arts and crafts exhibition, which will open In Coploy Hall. Tuesday, Feb. 5, and continue until Feb. 28, the committee in charge has announced that the display in preparation will prove the most extensive «and important of its kind ever to have taken place in this country.
The exhibition is to be in charge of the Society of Arts and Crafts, which secured three-fifths of ail the prizes awarded at the St. Louis Exposition. It will be confined to the work of the members of that society and to societies having similar objects. Its main purpose is to show
the supremacy of the hand over the machine in craft work making claim to artistic merit.
Already many beautiful exhibition specimens have been received and the work of getting the exhibition rooms in order Is now rapidly progressing towards the opening day, which occurs on the first Tuesday of next month.
Among the exhibits three of the most notable in metal work will be the silver loving cup« presented to President Eliot of Harvard on the occasion of his 70th birthday; a similar piece of workman-
ship given to Edwin Ilale Abbott after 50 years of service as secretary of the Harvard class of ’55, and the famous Mrs. Henry Whitman chalice, loaned by Trinity Church; all of which are the work of Arthur J. Stone.
In wood carving, I. Kirclimayer, one of the most celebrated wood carvers of the country, who was born In Oberam-rnergau, where he formerly took part in the celebrated passion plays, will submit “The Last Supper,” a piece of oak carving which occupied the artist for two years; “The Professor,” a grotesque, cleverly conceived form of interior decoration, and a wonderfully carved
reredos, part of the ornamentation work of a church altar which is to be used in the Boston Church of the Advent.
Color and Design
Dan Winslow of Paris, Me., will furnish some of the finest specimens in color and design in basketwork that have ever been seen in this country outside the Indian handicraft work of this kind.
The\ well known skill of Miss Amy M. Sacker of Boston will be represented by a number of beautiful designs in tool-leather, while some of the most artistic hand-made screens ever exhibited will
be those of Miss Estelle Nast of Winchester.
There are to be several collections of pottery, among which will be one by Hugh Robertson, containing two priceless and wonderfully colored vases of ox-blood red, known as “the twin slam of Chelsea.”
In book binding. Miss Mary Crease Sears and Miss Agnes St. John, both of 73 Newbury street, will be represented by exquisite specimens.
The exhibition will also include hand craft work in stained glass, printing and engraving, textiles, embroidery and ecclesiastical work.
“Perhaps,” says the doctor, “it will be the best thing for patients if physicians cut out the whisker effect.’*
“But are not the physicians of the city very careful about undergoing a process of sterilization of both the hair and the beard, as well as the clothes, before operating upon or attending an infectious case?”
“Oh, there is no law about it, nor any regulation that can be called official, but among all reputable practitioners, whether In the hospitals or outside, there Is always the greatest care taken regarding ail ca«es In which there is any likelihood of disease being spread.
Dr. William P. Derby, superintendent of t‘he State Board of Charity, in charge of the minor wards, who has only recently parted with a handsome imperial chin appendage, admits that a too luxurious growth of whisker is apt to become a magnet for attracting all sorts of things.
“As the rule of cleanliness, next to godliness applies most rigidly in the case ot physicians,” says Dr, Derby, “I have submitted to a tonsorial operator in order to be outside the ban of the law in case the State should taboo the physician’s whiskers. Lucky thing for me, wasn’t it. that I should chop ’em off just at this time, when the matter has come up for public discussion?”
Dr. William D. Kelley of 57 Hancock street, one of the prominent young Beacon Hill physicians, declares that the hirsute germ is as apt to light on the doctor's hair as his beard, and that any law compelling physicians to dispense with beards would not cover the subject without a clause relating to tfre care of the hair.
Would Cause Ridicule
“It would be absurd to try to compel doctors to go close cropped—people would laugh at us, but if you forbid whiskers on the ground that they attract or furnish a dangerous rendezvous for the disease germ, you have got to attach a provision to your enactment
compelling the wearing of sterilized caps or some other hair protection in all infectious cases. Of course, such a provision would not apply to bald-headed doctors, but only to those with a fair crop of hair for gathering in the germs.’*
Dr. T. H. McCarthy of 20 Joy street, another well known Back Bay physician, says:
“There is really something In this
whisker germ idea. It is not a theory,
for it has been well proven that germs are frequently carried about in the beard and also in the hair.
“I Relieve it is safe to say that disease germs are more likely to be carried away from a sick room in a doctor’s beard than upon his clothes, and, for this reason, some attention ought to be given to the abolishment of the doctor's
Heartrending Scenes Attended End of Hydrophobia Battle
A Harvard College professor and a half dozen physicians are trying to solve the mystery of just how Edward L. Barker of Westfield contracted hydrophobia, the disease which caused his death last week.
Barker was 22 years old and the physical director of the Westfield Y. M. C. A. He died in terrible agony from rabies, although never bitten by a dog. \
When his case was diagnosed as desperate, the young man was removed to the Noble Hospital and died there at 2 o’clock on Monday afternoon, 24 hours after being taken with the first violent paroxysm.
When the news of the death became noised about the town, the residents recalled the recent mad dog scares and the few instances that they had experienced within the last year, and, as a result of the physicians being unable to determine the source of Barker's infection, there was considerable uneasiness.
Looked for the Cause
Dr. Archibald L. Douglass and Dr. J. S. Clark, both of whom had attended Barker from the time that he first complained of feeling 111, last Sunday morning, were thoroughly satisfied that the case could not be of a mysterious nature, other than in the location of the cause, and publicly stated that the circumstances surrounding Barker’s death must have been brought about through inoculation.
After his death an inquiry was set on foot and last Thursd«ay it was so far advanced that Dr. Douglass stated that he believed that the young man’s terrible death had been brought about through having been infected by saliva from the mouth of a pet cat, which had been bitten by a mad dog some time last fall.
Barker had visited the house of the people who had owned the mad dog and the cat, and, as the cat was sick and partly paralyzed, he was asked by his friends to put the feline out of misery by shooting it.
The persons to whom the cat belonged made the remark at the time that the cat had been bitten, they thought, by the dog which had bitten their son and to whom the Pasteur treatment was administered within a few days of the attack.
It is now believed that Barker, after shooiing the cat, handled its head to determine the precision of his shot and may have become infected by the saliva, through a small cut on liis hands.
“I am positive that Barker became infected in some manner unknown to him-
self,” said Dr. Douglass, “for there was never a case of rabies recorded that did not result from germ inoculation.
“It was an awful death that Barker suffered, but, of course, the last hours were eased by the administration of powerful drugs, as is usual in all such cases.
“The experiences of the nurses that Sunday night at the hospital was a terrible one. They had never passed through suciT .an ordeal, for they were unable to restrain him from breaking out in uncontrollable rage, overturning the furniture, and breaking the iron bedstead as if it were made of glass.
“Three policemen were called in to assist the hospital force, and then he could be restrained only with the greatest difficulty. as he was barking like a dog nearly all of thé time and doing his best to bite those around him.
“Before he became unconscious and worn out he would have lucid moments, and, seeming to realize his condition. would piteously «apologize for all the trouble that he was causing the nurses and officers.
“He was one of the most powerfully built young men of the town and, while the paroxysms continued, he seemed to have* the strength of 10 men.
Water Repelled Him
“The first indication of the trouble came Sunday noon, when I was called to his room to see him. While I was with him he started to take a drink of water, and, upon looking into the glass, lie went into a most violent convulsion and threw the glass from him with great force.
“He soon recovered and then told me that on Saturday and Sunday morning he had difficulty in washing his hands and that the only way he could drink while eating breakfast was to take fluid from a spoon.
“I was convinced then that bis was a very serious case of rabies, and, after having him removed to the hospital, endeavored to talk to him, but he could not recall an instance that might give the slightest suspicion that he had been bitten, or otherwise infected by some animal.
“I knew him to he something of .a horseman, «and once the owner of a fine animal, and asked if he had ever experienced trouble with one, but he could recall nothing of this nature.
“When I had him removed to the hospital on Sunday afternoon, it was very evident that IS^had less than 24 hours to live, as the disease had advanced too far to yield to the Pasteur treatment.
WHAT IS GOING ON
INSIDE THIS OLD EARTH?
“We made him aware of this as gently as we could, but the brave fellow, who was a favorite of us all In this town, fought hard to the end, from which nothing on earth could save him."
“I feel that that cat was suffering from rabies at the time that Barker did the shooting,” said Dr. Douglass, “and, if that was so, what could be more natural than for a man who was proud of his marksmanship to take the head of the cat in his hand, so that he might make a close examination of tlie death wound?
“Assuming that he did this. Barker was a young man who was keeping his hands constantly at hard work in the gymnasium, and. therefore, more liable than the ordinary layman to have cuts or abrasions.
“If this was the case, handling an animal in such a condition might bring about hydrophobia as surely as if one had been bitten by the most crazy dog that ever ran through the State."
The head of the dog which bit this cat is in the possession of Professor Whitney of Harvard at present, and he is examining the brain for the purpose of determining whether it had rabies or not.
In recalling incidents connected with Virginia politics some years ago, a prominent Virginian recently related an account of the investigation of election frauds in the lower section of the State. In the course of the proceedings it developed that the bailors ?n an importiint precinct had not been sealed after the final count, thereby being exposed to fraudulent practices. The chairman of the investigating committee closely questioned the election judge as to why the prescribed duty of carefully securing the ballots had been neglected.
“Could you not obtain any mucilage in the town?”
“Could you not procure some sealing wax—some shoemaker’s wax, if nothing else?"
“Well, then, sir, why didn't you go out into tho woods and get some resin? Do you mean to tell me that there are no pine trees around there shedding tears at your infamous rascality?"
MacDonnell’s Tremont street, store will offer tomorrow 1200 black sateen skirts at an extraordinary price.
What is going on way down inside the outer crust of this old world of ours?
Kingston, Jam., lies destroyed.
Lava streams are now sweeping from the peaks of Mauna Loa down over the beautiful gardens of Hawaii. San Francisco and Valparaiso are just emerging from the ruins which , have been wrought by terrilic earth disturbances of the past few months. Vesuvius has recently awakened and has been threateningly belching forth columns of flames and smoke from its summit.
At Hot Springs, Col., after ages of slumbering, Mt. Sutton, three miles from the city, lately began throwing forth lire and flames.
In nearly every part of the globe where volcanic or seismic disturbances have taken place during the past centuries renewed activity has suddenly brought terror and in most cases death and destruction to the nearby peoples.
The momentous question as to what is going on inside the earth is perplexing anew geologists the world over.
In spite of the most recent theories that have tabulated tlio causes and reasons for earthquakes and volcanoes to the apparent satisfaction of scientists, the tremendous activity of the earth's interior, it is said, has alre’ady set at naught these cut and dried deductions.
What is the alarming metamorphosis that is going on in the bowels of the earth? Does it mean that the immeasurable reservoir of liquid and gaseous substances beneath the thin crust of the exterior is gradually creeping towards the surface?
Heat Will Melt Platinum
Today it is known that In some places the heated masses In the interior of the earth are already dangerously near the exterior of the globe. At Buda Pesth, only a short ways underground, natural reservoirs of hot water are found, from which many of the inhabitants ol' the city draw their supply.
Scientists have proved that in going a distance of 50 to fjj feet under ground the temperature is raised 1 degree Fahrenheit. Nine hundred feet down water will boil. Twenty-eight miles below the surface the heat is so intense that cast iron will melt, and nine miles deeper platinum, the most unmalleable of substances, will dissolve into a liquid. As the depth continues to increase these different molten substances, beneath the intense heat, become changed Into gaseous forms of vapor.
Pictures of the interior of the earth as
drawn by scientists depict a limitless volume of disassociated gases held at very great rigidity in their white-hot prison and exerting a tremendous counter pressure, for their tendency is always to expand.
Felt in Various Countries
These gases pass out continuously Into a zone of fluid matter, and this again is held by the pressure of gases in a like compact condition. Thus there remains always a tremendous pressure upon the lower part of the earth's crust and this is believed to be so high that «even the gre«at mountainous rocks are turned into a latent or plastic condition by the intense heat generated by the pressure against them.
In its resistance to this pressure the thinning crust of the earth is now believed to to yielding in many places.
A little more than a week ago the shocks of an earthquake which were felt in Pennsylvania were also noticeably marked in the continents of Asia and Europe. This simultaneousness of widely divergent shocks is believed to be the result of some tremendous” explosion of the confined gases in the earth's vault, the vibrations of which became at once felt where the inner earth’s crust was the thinnest.
Mysterious Explosions Still Unsolved
Had the shock taken place at a point less remote from the outer surface the result would have precipitated a disaster similar to that which has recently de-vasted the island of Jamaica.
In the mystery of these mighty explosions that recur within the earth’s interior lies the solution of the surface manifestations of these disturbances.
In the case of volcanic eruptions the seat of activity has been found to die out in the old rocks and reappear in those of a later d«ate. Yet the phenomena of these eruptions vary so greatly that scientists have found it difficult to believe that similar forces are Involved. For instance some of the world’s volcanoes are constantly active, but only to a slight extent, while others after periods of terrific eruptions seem to fall asleep and lie thu.s dormant for centuries before again awakening.
In the case of the Stromboli, lying in the Mediterranean, its activity is said to be affected by the slightest barometric change.
Sometimes a crater of this mountain appears to have resolved into vast clouds of steam. At other times molten lava can be seen at night glowing red hot and welling up in another of its craters, in a third crater these lava bubbles burst with a roar and precipitate vast burning streams clown the mountain side.
The Centaiir Club, for 10 years one of the prominent social organizations of Dorchester, will hold a reunion and dancing party in P.aul Revere Hall some time during the batter part of the week, the date to be announced later.
Miss Alice Bates, soprano; Mr. George Deane, tenor; Mr. Carl W. Dodge, violoncellist, and Miss Cora Gooch Brooks, pianist, were the artists who entertained at the concert given Thursday evening at Whiton Hall, under the auspices of the Thursday Fortnightly Club. The proceeds were for the maintenance fund of the Mt. Pleasant Home, and a neat sum was realized. Miss Bates, Ada E. Torrey, Mary L. Hathaway, Susan M. Lanning and Fannie L. Campbell are the officers of the club. They, with a score of other well known local women, take a deep interest in the above home.
Tuesday evening the annual reunion and guest night of the Catholic Guild of St. Mark's Church was held in Whiton Hall. The festivities consisted of a vocal and instrumental concert, d.ancing and collation. Mrs. S. Charles Warren was In charge of the general committee.
Mr. John O’Connell of Adams street is sojourning at Palm Beach, Fla., for a few weeks. He went south for the purpose' of witnessing the automobile races that are now the attraction at Ormond.
On Saturday evening, Feb. 9, a whist party will be held in tho hall of the Daly Industrial School on Train street, Nep'onset, in aid of the maintenance fund of the home. The function is to be given under the direction of a number of Catholic women interested in charitable work. Mrs. Richard Lynch is president of the association.
A very pretty dancing party was given at the rooms of the Adams Club, a popular social organization, 869 Adams street last evening. About 50 couples attended and the affair proved to be a distinct success. Miss Bertha Randall, Miss Emma Stuart and MiM , Mae Bret had charge of the affair.
Dr. Fred Snow, Dr, Joseph Stedman, Bert Snow of Jamaica Plain and James Hewins, Jr., of Dedham, were the Dali bearers at the funeral of the late Mary E. Stuart, the oldest school teacher in New England, who was buried from her home, 119 Sedgwick street, Jamaica Plain, Sunday, at 1 p. m. The pall bearers are the nephews of the deceased. The Rev. Chauncey J. Hawkins of the Central Congregational Church, of which the deceased was a member, officiated. A male quartet sang selections. Interment wa n Medfleld.
Wednesday evening was gentlemen’s night at the Highland Club, West Roxbury, and the function was attended by over 200. The Association Banjo, Mandolin and Guitar Club rendered a fine programme of popular selections and Joseph Lorraine scored a hit with his songs, recitations and Imitations. Edward C. Wade, Herbert M. Shaw and Lee Perkins were the committee of arrangements.
The poverty party given Wednesday evening at Knights of Honor Hall, Ros-lindale, under the auspices of the Ros-lindale Retail Clerks’ Association, proved to be a decided social success. Prizes were awarded to Mrs. George W. Currier, Mrs. W. G. Hay and Miss Maude Gordon of the Rosiindale Women’s Club. The judges were Mrs. C. H. Homans, Mrs. C. F. Watkins, W. W. Davis, F. D. Rand and C. H. Lennon.
Miss Florence Immick and Miss Mabel McNealy were among the young ladies who assisted at the dancing party in Eliot Hall Wednesday evening given by Inspector Hunter of the Jamaica Plain telephone exchange. About 100 couples attended and the party was one of the prettiest of the week.
Wednesday evening the installation of officers of the Harriet M. Durrell Re-bekah Lodge at Fraternity Hall, Rosiindale, attracted a large gathering. The exercises were conducted by Mrs.* Caroline Maddock and suite, of Medford.
The first annual dance of the Quincy Police Relief Association was held in Greenleaf Hall, Quincy, on Friday evening. The grand march, which began promptly at 9 o’clock, was led by Chief Burrell, followed by about 70 couples. Mayor Thompson and every political office in the city was represented.
A very pretty and a very jolly party is expected at the whist to be given by the Quincy Women's Club at the clubhouse on Tuesday afternoon.
The Quincy Historical Society will give a musicale and lecture in the First Church on Thursday evening, Feb. 7. Mrs. George W. Morton is conducting the rehearsals at her home on Spear street.
The Pickwick Chib will have a Dickens’ night, with Mrs. W. E. Alden of Chestnut street, on Wednesday, Jan. 30. Mrs. Alden will not only be the hostess but will have the programme in ''harge, as well.
I Mr. and Mrs. A. Stuhl of 1204 Tremont street, Roxbury, announce the coming marriage of their daughter Esther to Mr. Harry Rohlin, Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 6, at 5 p. m., at Minot Hall. Washington street. Miss Stuhl Is pretty and accomplished and a writer of some note.
Wednesday evening Michael Gillis won the weekly “forty-five” tournament of the St.. Alphonsus Association, at the game room on Smith street, and was awarded a suitable prize for winning 24 games. This afternoon the Hon. Charles S. Hamlin will speak before the association.
George P. Daley, a prominent business man of this district, was agreeably surprised at his home on Dudley street Wednesday evening by being presented .a handsome roll top desk and chair by his friends, with whom he summers at Ponkapoag.
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Jeselsohn of 16 Moreland street, Roxbury. announce the engagement of their daughter Emma to E. Philip Finn of Chelsea.
At their residence, 783 Broadway, last Tuesday evening, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Weber celebrated their silver wedding anniversary. They were assisted in receiving by their daughter, Miss Elizabeth. May, and son, John William, some 100 friends and relatives being present.
The annual smoke talk of Old Suffolk Chapter, S. A. R., will be hold Tuesday evening next. The Rev. Albert Sanker, Ph. D., of Malden, will speak on “The Fighting Frigate. Constitution.”
Mayor Edward E. Willard, Mrs. Willard and their daughter, Esther, will leave the first of next month for a two months’ trip to various points in the South, and will also visit southern California.
The annual banquet of the Only Club will he held in their rooms. Scott block, next Tuesday evening. The programme will consist of a miscellaneous musical and literary entertainment. The committee in charge consists of Selectman M. S. McMahon, P. J. Burke and Alfred Luby.
Milford Association, N. A. Stationary Engineers, will hold a social and entertainment Saturday evening, Feb. 9. The committee in charge consists of Fred M. Daniels, W. A. Coombs, H. L. Webster, M. M. Moran and W. H. Staples.
Misses Gertrude Gallagher, Mary Mul-lane and Hannah Coaklay will ho the guests of Boston friends over Sunday.
Tne committee in charge of Valencia Council, K. of C., ball will complete arrangements tliis afternoon.
The members of the Kosmos flub were entertained Friday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Phillip Kimball, Church street.
Mrs. Marcus Morton of Cedar street, Newton Centre, gave a small and very pretty at home Thursday afternoon from 4 to 6, to meet her niece, Mrs. William Read.
The engagement is announced of Miss Maud M. Avery, daughter of Mrs. G. M. Avery of Chelsea to Mr. Richard F. Hunt of Walnut street, Newtonvillo.
Mr. and Mrs. William A. Fuller o? Oak Hill, West Newton, announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Abbie Adelaide Fuller, to Mr. J. Edward Bell of Wakefield.
Mr. and Mrs. William E. Glover celebrated the 25th anniversary of their marriage at their home on Cherry street, Newton Centre, Friday evening, from 8 to 10.
Mr. and Mrs. Eliot D. Moore, who were married Wednesday at Bayonne, N. T., are spending their honeymoon in the Uouth. On their return they will reside in Croyden Chambers, Milton, where they will be at home after Feb. 1.
Mr. and Mrs. Francis E. Stanley of Centre street, Newton, have gone to Jrmond. Fla., where they will attend the iutomobile races.
The engagement of Miss Octavia Perkins to Arthur G. Walker is announced.
Ex-Mayor Edward Glines has been elected vice-president of the Mayors’ Club.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Hood of Benton road are in the South.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur W. Smith, Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Wild, Mr. and Mrs. J. Frank Wellington and Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. West are planning a trip South.
Announcement is made of the engagement of Miss Bertha May Crosby of 114 George street. Medford, to Ellis W’aters Morton of this city.
The Wakefield High School alumni banquet, held in the Town Hall. Thursday evening, was a great success. Ex-Governor John L. Bates and Speaker Jole of the House of Representatives addressed the gathering on educational matters.
Wakefield Court, M. O. O. P., are to run a concert and bail Feb. 8. at which the talented Robbins children will ajF pear.
Mrs. Augusta M. Parker, past president of Quanapowitl Ladies’ Auxiliary oi the R. A., entertained her officers with a supper and theatre party Wednesday evening.
Mr. Louis Keene of Spring street entertained the Bachelor Club, which e is president of, at his home Tuesday evening. A musical programme was endered, including vocal solos by Frank Gearon, cornet solos by Dr. D. J. En-wright and piano solos by Eugene Bcrgh-ingham.
Miss Eleanor M. Fitzgerald, a well-known school teacher of Hancock street. Linden, held a whist party at her home Friday evening.
The leading Catholic society affair of the season in the Maplewood district is the first annual concert and dance ot St. Joseph’s Sunday School Association, which will be held tomorrow evening in Columbian Hall. The committee in charge of the affair is the Rev. Walter Mitchell, P. J. Coldy, John P. McCarthy, Miss Eleanor M. Fitzgerald and Miss May Coakley.
An industry in Nanking, China, which is said to employ 60,000 or 70,000 of the inhabitants, is that of paper fan making. The paper for the fans is imported, and
Mr. and Mrs. Winfield Shaw of Lee street, this city, are very much perturbed over failing to hear from Mr. and Mrs. Emery Smart, formerly of Garfield street, this ¿city, but who are now, and were at the time of the earthquake, in Jamaica. Mrs. Smart and Mr. Shaw are sister and brother. Many friends of the couple are anxious to hear from them or to learn as to their condition.
The residents of Brattle street, and, j in fact, of Old Cambridge generally, arc interested in the coming lecture of Dr. Charles A. Eastman, said to be the “most typically perfect specimen of Americanized Indian,” on “A School of Savagery,’* at the Shepard Memorial Church, at 8 p. m., on Feb. 6.
It was quite evident, at the recent meeting of the Boston Universalist Club, that the Cambridge contingent forms no small part of rhe working force of the club. George Close of this city was elected president, while A. Ingham Btck-nell, son of the Rev. Dr. George W. Blcknell of the First Universalist Church, was chosen as secretary. The Rev. Charles E. Beals of the Prospect Street Congregational Church, was the principal speaker, Walter I. Cowlishaw rendered several solos and Frank I. Fairbanks gave several piano selections.
The members of the auxiliary of the Third Universalist Church are preparing to produce “An Old Maids’ Convention.” in the vestry of the church, at 8 o’clock on the evening of Feb. 8. A great treat is promised those fortunate enough to attend.AT MILFORD WEDDING
Miss Ethel Ridley of Rosiindale attended the wedding of her friend, Miss Nina V. Nason, of Milford, to Mr. Edward E Adams of Hopedale, on Tuesday, the 22d, being one of her bridesmaids.
is cut. pasted, and folded In Nanking the result appearing in the export table as "fan papers.” I —- .—