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OUR WOMAN'S PAPER. THURSDAY, MAT 14, 1896.
501 Linden Street.
SHORT SKETCH OF WILSON COLLEGE
In that beautiful, fertile and far
famed valley of the Cumberland, almost
hidden in a drove 01 stately pine!.. -son
College is situated. .Close to that
old historic town of Chanibersburg,
many years ago through the benelle
ence of that noble lady. Miss baran
Wilson, the first building of the insti
tution had its origin. Others have
sprung up since then, rising one after
another in architectural beauty and
symmetry until at the present day we
have that splendid institution, com
plete in all details, for the higher edu
cation of women,
i;suallv the new girl at AVilson or
perhaps I should say the "new woman,
during the tlrst few weeks of her
sojourn has a more or less sc-vere at
tack of that grievous ninlady called
homesickness, a disease which neither
allopathic, homeopathic, hydropathic
or any other pathic treatment will re
lieve. Cut as time goes on and she be
comes interested in her studies, teach
ers and classmates and all the privi
leges with which she is surrounded, she
begins to feel that perhaps after all life
may still be worth living and some en
joyment had even nt Wilson.
One of the first and most useful les
sons taught is the cultivation and pres
" ervatlon of pood health, and while the
enlightenment of the mind Is the great
and ultimate aim of college life, the im
provement of the body is not neglected
and all. healthful forms of exercise con
ducive t that end are fostered and en
couraged. IMcyclIng, boating, basket
ball and gymnastic exercises, aH the
student may elect, all have their vo
taries, ami by the time the student has
become thoroughly at home she has
learned the principle, that to have a
sound mind one must have a sound
body, ami "that the strength and force
of one are dependent upon the strength
und force of the other. One can not say
that the Wilson girl, like the fair and
beautiful princess in the fairy tale, is
allowea to go to sleep and rest for a
century until aroused by some great
personage passing by. In other words,
she must do everything In Its time and
lind a time for everything. This rule
uppllu to recreation as well as study,
liven, though she has In the still anil
silent watches of -the previous night,
together with other white robed figures,
been enjoying a box of good things sent
to her from some fond parent and feels
next mnrnjjiK ns though she would like
Id take Just a few moments' extra
sleep, she must be in her place nt the
time appointed for the tlrst as well ns
for every other duty of the day.
There are many pleasant events to
which the student nt AVilson looks for
ward, but none she anticipates with
keener enjoyment than the celebration
While her brother Is absorbed In one
of the great football matches played on
that, dajr she, too, enjoys In her own
wny tho-great holiday. Early in the
morning -any one would know that
something unusual was about to occur.
There is a spirit of excitement nnd ex
pectation In the air and preparations
for the great event are visible In every
room and corridor of the huge building.
At 1 o'clock the big hell in the tower
calls every one to the dining room. One
cannot imagine a prettier sight than
three hundred girls In full dress taking
the word of prayer to be said. The big
Thanksglvlngdinnerls rapidly disposed
of for Wilson exercise and Wilson air
are productive of vigorous appetites.
and many a girl who came there jinle
and sickly ns now In a condition to do
amplqj justleo to the feast. After the
long course dinner has been served and
toasts given by members of the faculty
and seniors, all are ready for the great
basket ball ball gamo of the year. The
college boasts of Jive basket ball teams,
consisting of nine members and a cap
taineach. Match games have been
IJiaycu ui various tunes uunng uie juii,
and the Thanksgiving day same is to
decide the championship. Kach team
takes' the name of some one of the
larger colleges, and In the year of which
we write the
"PRINCETON" AND "HARVARD"
teams are the leaders. The teams;
dressed In regulation gymnasium cos
tume, take their places and the game is
on. I will leave the reader of this ar
ticle to Intitjlne the excitement and In
terest as It progresses, one side having
the advantage at one moment, only to
be lost to the other the next, until a
shout of victory shows that the
"Princetons" have won. The fair Wil
son girl seems to be able to stand the
bumps; bruises and hard knocks much
uetter lhan her big brother, who Is per-
hni)R luavlnc font bnlt In Vow Vfw-lr ni
Philadelphia on this same day, as
neither ambulance nor doctors ore
needed to carry off the wounded nor. to
repair broken bones. The whole nrmv
of assistants employed to look after the
players Is missing. A needle and thread
and a few strips of court plaster are
all the Wilson girl requires to repair
In the evening the members of the
senior class give a play in the college
chapel, to which all the students and
; their friends are Invited. These exer
cises bring the eventful day, with its
anticipations nnd its excitements, its
joys and' Its thansgivlngs, ' to a close.
And as the curfew tolls solemnly the
hour' of 10 o'clock, one after another
the lights are extinguished, the white
robed shadows which glide noiselessly
from room to room vanish one by one
and the stars, the merry watches of the
night, look clown upon, the grim old
building, and all is still.
HELEN A. MOTT.
THE MESSAGE OF THE LEAF.
Republished, by permission, from the
V esleyan University "Literary Alaga
zlnc. Borne on the sighs of the autumn air,
Down In my pathway a dead leaf fell;
Lowed In their sorrow, the tree-tops bare
Mournfully sounded Its low death knell;
tieeming to Bound it for me ns well
They wept, "Heboid thy life!" '
Withered and brown was the leaf, ana
All that had clothed It with radiant hue
Now only made it the more forlorn;
.Thus," sighed my heart, "will thy
hopes die, too,
Fading, will frill as the dead lenves do,
And wrest from thee thy life."
E'en while I listened, a cruel gust '
Caught in its fury the leuflet frail;
Tore it nnd crumbled It Into dust,
Marking my grief with a dismal wall:
"Such Is thy destiny; life's brief tale,
Soon told, Is soon forgot."
Tearful I stood, when a gentler breeze
Bending a 'bough, whispered soft and
"Mourn not, sad heart; In these naked
All Is not dead, though It seemeth so;
Only the tokens of life to show,
Those gorgeous leaves they wore.
"Call not thy love, nor thy boasted power-'
Nay, nor thy Joy nor nmbltion fond
Call not these life, when aslnglo hour
Kudaly may sever earth's dearest bond;
Only what's linked with the world be
yond Ah, that Indeed Is life" .
(Of West Plttston.)
1 OUR SILK DEPARTMENT.
'Almost every, day brings forth new
things In Bilks. We are showing a spe
cially fine line of Waist Bilks at pres
ent, at prices very much under value.
V j CONNOLLY & WALLACE. '
-Paper Lamp Shades, (Candle Shades
and all kinds of paper1 novelties at
MIm Mora Cleveland's, tOi Lack' avt.
(By a Student of Today.)
Vassar College has now completed her
third decade and has proved that the
founder was wise in the embodiment of
his idea of the higher education of wo
men. The college Is overflowing with
students, and many who applied for
entrance last year were turned away
because of the lack of accommodations.
One of the pressing needs of the college
Is a new dormitory, as well as a recita
tion hall. The trustees have, leased
Windsor Hotel, where about eighty of
tb Frushmau class-and the specials
reside. - i
The more modern feature of college
life at Vassar is the athletic Interest.
Since the erection of the gymnasium,
with Its Improved appointments, in 18S9,
the students have taken greater pleas
ure in physical exercise and training.
The Athletic Association, organized In
the spring of 1S:., has instituted fall
and spring Held days, when the chief
events are hurdle runs, vaulting, run
ning leaps ami the inter-class contests
in basket ball and battle bail. These
days are among the few occasions when
class feeling is shown, which Is due to
the healthy rivalry for athletic honors.
THE SOCIAL LIFE
Is varied and beneficial. Among its
more important features are the recep
tion to the new students, two weeks
after the opening of college, by the
Aoung W omen s Christian Association:
the Seniors' party to the Freshmen, and
the Juniors' to the Sophomores, on Hal
lowe'en, and the Sophomores' party to
the Freshmen a little later in the year.
In the spring the Juniors entertain the
Seniors at a farewell party, usually In
the form of an excursion down the Hud
son. The largest receptions are the
promenade concerts, ns l'hilalethlan
Anniversary In December and Found
er's Day in the latter part of April,
when the presence of Invited guests
adds to the pleasure of the occasion.
l'tiilaletheis, a dramatic and literary
society, gives four Hall plays during
the year and often the students exhibit
great dramatic talents. This year the
plays have been. The "Merchant of
Venice," "A Russian Honeymoon,"
VThe Holr-nt-Law" and "The Ama
zons." In February the Sophomores
give a play, composed by a committee
of the clas., in which the whole college
nnd especially the Freshmen, are sub
ject to ink'-s anil witticisms.
The greatest advance, however. Is In
the educational line, in 1S!)I-!I." a
change was made In the required work
of the Freshman year, by which the
prescribed mathematics cover only the
tirst year, instead, of ns formerly, the
tlrst year and a half. This gave oppor
tunity for Increasing the work In Eng
lish, and a greater choice in elective?
for the Sophomore year. An equally
Important change Is In the entrance re
quirements, which comes into opera
tion next year, when In addition to the
Latin, two other languages shall be
offered, where formerly one was neces
sary. The second language may be
Creek, Herman or French, the third may
be' French or Herman. These changes
are steps toward securing more solid
entrance work and an extended elec
Vassar Is fortunate In being able to
offer assistance to a large number of
students. She has fourteen scholar
ships and six funds, besides constant co
operation from the Vassar Students'
Aid Society. The college Aid Fund is
usually without restriction and from It
appropriations may be made to stu
dents of any grade who receive the ap
proval of the Faculty. No deserving
student need suffer from lack of assist
ance. In 'fi,"-Ti6 five graduate scholarships
were conferred on members of the class
of 'ITi, and in June a fellowship will be
awarded to a member of 'iifi.
EDITH GREELEY, Class of 97.
Why do you come to Wellesley Col
lege? was a question asked of a Fresh
man class in Wellesley not long ngo,
and the answers were as varied as the
girls. "Because (a woman always says
becau.jo) it is in the country and near a
large city." "For the musical advan
tages." "Rccnuse I 'must earn my liv
ing and Wellesley teachers have a good
reputation." "Because I wunt a good
education, and the opportunities here
are so great." "Heeause Wellesley girls
have such fun." "To be near my broth
er in Harvard." "To be near some one
elso's brother In Harvard." And they
could all be satisfied at Wellesley, ex
cept possibly the one who went for the
sake of her brother's company, but the
"brother" certainly was satisfied with
his sister's chum. The birches on Point
Tupelo and the waters of the lake could
tell many pretty secrets, 1C they chose.
Situated in a pictuiesquo town, from
which the college receives Its name,
Wellesley, offers Its students the free
dom of country life, while Its nearness
to Ronton affords opportunities to enjoy
many of the advantages of the metropo
lis. Concerts, operas, theatres, and
lectures In lioston may be attended
by the students when not Interfering
with college work. Hardly a week
passes without a visit at the college
NOTED WRITERS, MFSTCIANS,
or "Illg-Rugs," ns the girls call them.
Monday is the college holiday and Mon
day evening the time chosen for lec
tures, concerts, and readings, to all of
which the students are invited. Many
rare treats are given to girls unable to
pay for such privileges. From Octo
ber !M to Juno '., there were sixty-
three lectures. Tendings, nnd concerts
given to the students outside of the
regular college work.
While the college is enger to give the
students advantages distinct from it
self, it la ever mindful of lt3 own re
sponsibility In selecting the college
work. This year shows a curriculum
which Is practically elective and which
places Wellesley In the front rank of
progressive American colleges. The
larger part, of the work Is done by lee
tures, supplemented by the private re
search and reading of the student,
which Is made very attractive by
THE COLLEGE LIRRARIES.
The General Library consists of over
forty-five thousand volumes, Including
several special libraries, and offers ex
ceptional opportunities for advanced
nnd Independent study. The scientific,
libraries contain nearly seven thousand
volumes, while the Art. Library has
thirteen hundred volumes. Including
many reproductions of works of the
grea masters. The study In the Art
Laboratories Is made more valuable
often by visits to the Museum of Fine
Arts and to the Art Club of Hoston,
and frequently a class -is Invited to
visit private collections of paintings
and art curios. Of current literature,
"one hundred and seventy-three Amer
ican, English, French and German per
iodicals are taken for the General
Library," and over thirty dally, week
ly, and monthly Journals' can be found
In the Reading Room. The valuable
material for study In many subjects is
brought within the reach of every stu
The -college Is steadily Increasing
in the number of both faculty and stu
dents. Last year Boven hundred and
eighty students were enrolled,- and the
current year opened with a small In
'All work and no play' makes Jill a
dull girl, so in the midst of essays
theses, debates, pourings over dead
languages, jabberings in the new, the
TIME FOR FUN AND FROLIC.
The Sophomores "haze" the Freshmen
In a very delightful manner, the Juniors
and Seniors give ' receptions to each
other. There are birthday parties and
picnics, besides tho regular college; and
class fete days and receptions. The
dramatic and literary societies entertain
their members with muslcales. farces,
and plays. . It would be Impossible to
describe the beauties of Tree Day. when
the Freshmen plant their class tree
with joyful ceremonies and the Seniors
bid farewell to theirs with sadness. The
classes vie with each other for origin
ality and beauty of costume, and the
Scotch lasses, Indian maidens, wood
nymphs, and gypsies are a pleasing
contiast to the stately seniors in cap
and gown. Equally beautiful Is Float
Day, when lovely Lake Waban is dotted
with the picturesque class crews In their
boats, gay with lanterns and Hags. As
twilight falls, the boats gather in the
centre of the lake, floating together in
th form of a star, while the woods and
hills echo to the boating songs. The
crews are all sclectedi from recom
mendations of the physical examiner,
and the training is carefully watched
to prevent harm to the members. All
the outdoor sports are In connection
with tho department of physical train
ing. Resides the crews there are Ten
nis. Bicycle, Golf, and Pedestrian
clubs, and Class and Basket Ball teams.
There are Field Days, on which inter-
class matches are played, and great In-
rest is taken in the tournaments.
Wellesley strives to developthe physical
its well us the Intellectual nature. It
a her aim to have her daughters
healthy and vigorous in body and mind.
ready when they go Into the world, "not
to be ministered into, but to minister."
womanly women with high aspira
tions, pure thoughts, and determina
tions to make the world a little better
for their having lived in It.
CHARLOTTE CHAPMAN HAND.
"For wherever you may go
You hour people tell each other.
She's a Dobbs girl, don't you know."
It is to be hooeil that the above extract
from one of our school songs will lead
people to draw only the most charming
conclusions to wny one snouni -Know a
Dobbs girl wherever she may be.
Right here let me express the hope that
the uerson who called Dobbs Ferry "a
sort of reform school" hns been complete
ly disillusionized, line or tno criticisms
most freauently heard is "but Dobbs is
such a strict school; you have so many
rules." True, but If the persons who
speak thus could go to that village drive
up to the school ami get even a glimpse or
the homo life of Miss Masters -and her
family of about eighty girls I feel quite
conllilent that they would see the
NECESSITY. FOR CERTAIN RULES,
Gills from the north and south, east
and west, from Christlnn and non-Chrls-t
Inn homes spoiled girls and those just
the reverse could they be governed with
out some regulations? I wish the persons
who think so would try It.
The ch ef factor in the Dobbs Kerry
school is .Miss Masters herself; she Is the
main spring of the entire place she, with
the help of her dear mother and Miss Sal
lie Master, have built up the school to the
place where It now stands in the front
rank or girls Hoarding scnoois some 01
us are nreiudieed enough to think that
our Alma Mater leads them all.
ADVANTAGES OP DOBBS FERRY.
Dobbs Ferry is situa-ted on the eastern
bank of the Hudson about forty-five min
utes ride from New York. The life there
Is quiet, of course; wo are friip from tho
confinement of a city block out In the
country, where we enn breathe the fresh
air, pure and unadulterated but still near
enough to New York to be able to enjoy
many of the pleasures which phss Dy our
The school consists of six buildings, four
connected by corridors and two a short
illstanco from these.
As far as the course or study 18 con
cerned, a girl may start In the lowest
grade and step by step lie prepared ior
Life at Dobbs is Intended to make a gin
Indmiendeiit. ready for her future career;
it Is Miss Masters' aim to develop the best
ouulities in each one of those entrusted
to her care ami scnu mem out into me
world better fitted for life's duties for
having been under the Influences which
are potent at our dear old Dobb's Ferry.
A LETTER FROM WELLS.
Mv dear Rella: Since I last wrote
you we have had a banquet and a fun
eral, and now things have settled back
into the old routine.
We spent Monday In preparing the
enormous room on the fourth lloor for
our Freshman banquet; hanging nearly
a hundred pictures on the wall. W e
made a shrine for our allies, the Juniors,
In the bay window, draping it in red.
loading the Inner seat with cushions,
and decorating the arch with their class
Mowers and a shield nsorlbed '86. The
Wells corner was hung In the college
colors and the same shrine to the Sen
iors In their class colors. One of the
rooms was loaded with plants. The
table, was beautiful with a large centre
piece' of forget-me-nots and ferns, with
blue and green shades on the lamps and
chandeliers. The toast cards and din
ner cards were painted In forget-me-nots,
our class flower. The room was
greatly admired by the faculty and
After singing our class song, we took
our seats at the table and had a sump
tuous menu. The toasts were splendid.
While we were at the table, we were
Serenaded by the Seniors and Juniors,
who sent us in baskets of their class
Mowers. Later the Sophomers sent, us
a bunch of roses with this note. "Died
Mnrch llth. the enmity existing be
tween the classes of '07 and '98. Fun
eral will be held tomorrow morning at
seven o'clock from the south entrance.
Class of '98 Invited to be present. No
Mowers." We sent our acceptance, and
then closed our festivities by dancing.
Imagine what It was to rise so early
the next morning, but every Freshman
was In the south corrlder at seven
o'clock. Some of the Sophs appeared in
long block robes and hoods, four of
them carrying a miniature coffin -with
our united class flowers upon the top,
and "At rest" In large letters. L
carrying a book, led the procession, all
chanting a dirge. We followed their
lead to the woods back of the college,,
wherever they had dug a grave (really
It was sogrewsomethe shivers ran down
my back.) L read an address upon
our misdemeanors closing with the com
forting assurance that strife was now
o'er. Wo were then invited to view the
remains which proved to be a hatchet
reposing on a pillow of white satin. We
marched round It while the red ban
danna I carried was wept upon by the
girls In turn. After tho burial we went
back to the college where every window
was filled with heads. All called it a
clever Idea; how sad that it originated
with a sophomore!
We had a service, the antithesis of
this In church last Sunday when a pro
gressive townsman brought his baby to
be baptized choslng Trilby for the name.
Write me how the girls are and If
you are worn to the bone from your
exams, and believe me,
Sincerely yours, '
THE WOMAN'S MEDICAL COLLEGE.
There la a college student nf whnm
the public? seldom hears, i imely, the
muueni oi me woman's A.edlcal col
lege. Her colleee life with Its bright spots
ana naru, rougn places, is very inter
esting. Let me tell vou about It.
It Is not so grewsome and blood
curdling as many suppose. I shall not
dwell on the horrors (?) of the dissect.
Ing room and tho clinic, but rather
mormon ner pleasures and recreations.
At the beginning of each scholastic.
year a reception is held by the ad
vaneed students for the nurnose of wel
coming the new ones, of affording an
opportunity for acquaintance: and of
meeting tne faculty.
After the reception everybody Is sun-
posed to know everybody else, and tha
new stuuent is sure to feel at home,
There are the class meetings which
nrpfltp ttlA nlnHM foallno- thA nhiona
assocIatlopSAlch fosters1 the college
spirit; ti st women's Christian
assoolatla. oveloDen her roller.
lous natti Vr., crab," Which
keeps allV d of her life,
THE IHIrMTICM SAUCE SOS,
THE LARGEST TECHNICAL SCHOOL IN THE WORLD
Instructions by Mail in Technical Subjects for Machinists. Station
ary. Locomotive and Murine Engineers, Miners, Carpenters. Electri
cians, Civil Engineers, Pumpmen, Pattern .Makers. Millwrights,
Plumbers, Surveyors, hteam Fitters, Draughtsmen, Etc. Profession
al Men nnd Young Men Desiring to enter the Trades and Professions,
Who Cannot Leave Home to Attuivl School. 20 Courses of Study,
This Method of Instruction
By which such satisfactory malts are ob
tained toit u.eoe Studeats residing in over
loo State aad Countries arc cow atudyloir
la tao taaututioo, baa many oristiiul and
uaiqao features, aome of which are:
Tho Text-Book Used are All Expressly Writ-,
tea lor the Course ol Study. Tliiy art, writ
ten la clear aad concise Unu;e, ara i ln
tr tod with original drawing, and contain
all the student nuat learn tube proficient
in the theory of hi trade or profession, and
notions more. Theyaro furnished to stu
dent free of charje.
Studenta Are Given a Foundation Before an
Attempt Is Made to Teach Thee Applied
Science. They must leara Arithmetic be
fore they take up Physics and are required
to be thoroughly informed in Phyaica before
a uriyinc the more advanced aabject. Our
student learn Jiniu Mechanic. Electric
ity. Steam Ensiueerinc, Architecture, Civil
Engineering, bemuse they are provided
with the uecesserf irellininary education.
nnd he gymnasulm, wher she may
develop the body.
Those organizations with their meet
ings, receptions and banquets, add zeH
and color to her life nnd develop the
heart aa well as the brain.
A large pleanant reading room, sup
plied with the dully papers, the muita
slnes .etc., affords her an opportunity
to keep In touch with tho world. Ad
joining this apartment Is the conversa
tion room, made comfortable, with easy
chairs and couches.
WORK VKUY EXACTINQ.
She needs much rest nnd recreation,
because her work Is dtttlcult and ex
acting. No lecture nor recitation can be
skipped. Kach day has its special
course, which comes but once and must
not be neglected. The student at work
Is conscientious, faithful and painstak
ing, always enthusiastic, because her
studies infuse new Interest as she ad
vances. FASCINATION OF DISSECTING
ROOM. Even the dissecting room has no ter
rors for her after the first visit.
She does not begin this work upon
entering college, but is obliged to wait
several months, when she Is given a
"part." Armed with her new dissect
ing case she enters the anatomical lab
oratory, on tip-toe. It is true, and with
voice subdued to a whisper. This nat
ural timidity disappears, and she is
soon absorbed In the study of the house
of clay, which Is truly "fearfully and
wonderfully made." So Interesting does
she find this occupation that the hours
pass quickly, and when the bell pro
claims "time is up" It Is always with
reluctance that she lays aside her In
struments. Twice a week, on Wednesday and
Saturday mornings, Bhe attends the
public clinics hold In the several hos
pitals. There she meets the mule stu
dents, who generally treat her with
kindness nnd respect. However, they
will some times amuse themselves guy
ing and teasing her.
PREJUDICE RAPIDLY VANISHING.
Happily the student of today Is not
annoyed by demonstrations of disap
proval, especially In her presence, and
the prejudice against the girl student
so long existing, Is continued by a very
Bmall minority of tho profession.
livery year the trood pastors of the
city make an effort to draw the medical
students (men In particular, women In
cidentally) Into their churches. Special
services are neiu for the students.
winch are always interesting and well
attended. In such cities as New York
and Philadelphia, the theaters, art-gal
leries and parks call the student from
her books, and offer tho opportunity
for an hour or two of pleasant recrea
I would not leave unmentlonod the
friendships she forms at college. The
student without her chum is a rara
These friendships keep her from crow
ing narrow and self-centered, keep
awake her sympathies, and 1111 the col
lege years with Joy. the memory of
which shines like a halo about her col
lege life when the happy student days
DR. MAY BAELL KRAMER.
OUR MUSICAL UNIVERSITY.
"Ars, Llteratura et Pietas, Tria Haec."
For many years Americans have heen
Justly proud of the colleges which help
to maite our women tne cleverest in the
world and we are beginning to realize
that it is possible for them to acquire a
broad and thorough musical education,
as well, without leaving their own
The New England Conservatory of
Music is every year sending into the
world, not only pianists, violinists and
singers, but all-round musiciuns, con
versant with musical history, harmony,
theory, counterpoint nnd all cognate
subjects essential to a proper under
standing and ndequate rendition of
music. The additional requirement that
candidates for graduation must show a
diploma from a reputable school or pass
examination in studies Included In the
usual curriculum of a seminary or high
school is a wise and far-seeing one,
since only too many musicians are sad
ly Ignorant of aught save their own art.
The conservatory was established in
1807, on a very small scale, nnd to-day
is the largest music school in the world,
with nn average attendance of twenty
three hundreds students annually. This
A PHENOMENAL GROWTH,
and the famous schools of the old world
make a very modest showing In com
parison with our vigorous young Amer
ican Institution, the result of Yankee
brains and push. Dr. Tourjee, Its found
er, wns a man of great resolution nnd
Infinite resource. Young, poor and un
known, he conceived the Idea of a great
musical university and, with the daring
of an enthusiast, proposed to several
capitalists thnt they should furnish the
necessary funds. Naturally, the pro
position wns received with scorn, one of
the gentlemen remarking that, in his
opinion, the plan was about as feasible
A WHISTLE OUT OF A PIG'S TAIL!
Quick to act upon the Idea, young Tour
jee hied him to the nearest butcher,
where he procured the caudal appen
dage of a defunct porker and In a short
time presented to the doubting gentle
man a whistle which he modestly
termed "a screecher!" This same whis
tle, adorned with a blue ribbon, now re
poses In the Conservatory Museum.
Dr. Tourjee gave still another proof
of his astuteness in locating the con
servatory, for In no other American
city Is there bucIi a musical atmosphere
as In Boston, with Its grand opportuni
ties for hearing symphony concerts and
resident artists. The school Itself of
fers much In the line of great music,
finely Interpreted; the average number
of classical concerts given by the facul
ty and distinguished artists from the
city being one hundred and twenty-five
To a stranger, walking through the
corridors of the beautiful building, the
babel of sounds Issuing from the var
ious class-rooms must be confusing In
the extreme; the Bqueak of a violin,
mingling with the agonized shriek of
some vocalizing maiden sounds from
Sleeper hall that gem of a concert
room Indicating that a graduates' re
cital Is In process of rehearsal, together
with walls of anguish from the tuning
school; all these contrive to strike ter
ror to the heart of the unprotected
hearer. The students have to vie, not
only with fellow-workers from
sunny south, ana ' woolly
Each Student It a Class by HIbmN. Ha is not
held back b other and dot not hold other
back; he atudise at ttraeeto auit hi own
convenience; he van Interrupt hi work
whenever ho find it necessary and eaa take
as mum time aa may be required to com
Any On Can Learn t Draw by This Method
woo will lTe time to tho work and fellow
the instructions of tho teachers.
The aucnaas attained in taaohtag drawing- Is
remarkable. Mn who, when they com
mence, do net knew what a bow-pen I. be
come excellent drauthtaaun and letterera.
For book of Testimonial and Circular of In
formation fully deserilitne; any of the Courses,
address, atatiug subject you wish to study,
International Correspondence Schools,
Box 969, Scranton, Pa.
but also with many from foreign
elimes. among them soft-eyed Japanese
maidens who, by the way. are almost
Invariably clever and industrious stud
ents. Every one Is
-"VRKD WITH ENTHUSIASM
and the spirit of artistic .rivalry Is
strong the semi-weekly pupils' recitals
being a powerful Incentive, for the par
ticipants fully realize hov sternly they
are criticized by their alert, ambitious
comrades. Many a girl has appeared
before them, serenely conlldent of her
own Btiperlor powers, only to have the
fond Illusion ruthlessly dispelled by the
mercilessly keen criticism of a conser
vatory audience. The social life Is very
pleasant, and there is ample opportuni
ty for "good times" were there sultlc
lent leisure, but from six to ten hours
practising harmony and theory lessons,
together with an appalling number of
lectures and musical analyses, leave lit
tle time for that sort of diversion. A
most delightful feature of conserva
tory life is the frequent
VISITS OF FAMOUS ARTISTS,
Paderewskl, Ysaye, PattI, Melba and
scores of other celebrities have played
and sung to the girls in a charmingly
Informal way, though no one, perhaps.
gives quite as much pleasure as Ma
dame Nordlca, for she was once a Con
servatory girl and never falls in some
gracefully loyal allusion to her Alma
Mater. No doubt she has caused many
hearts to thrill with the secret hope
that they may some day win fame, like
this beautlflul woman, so graciously
generous with her wonderful voice.
Few are bo favored of the gods, but
it Is within the power of any talented
womnn to obtain an honest, thorough
musical education at the New England
Conservatory and, thus equipped, do
battle for art and herself.
JULIA CLAPP ALLEN,
Hillsdale College. Where Is it? On
the highest point In Southern Michigan,
In the midst of a beautiful farming and
fruit country. Why is it especially In
teresting to us here and now. and ap
propriately mentioned in this Woman's
Pa per 7
Not simply because of Its fine situa
tion or strong curriculum, able faculty
or earnest students, but for the sake of
the position it has always accorded wo
men. From Its organization 40 years
ago equal advantages have been grant
ed to women and men.
It was one of the first colleges In the
country to admit women to full college
privileges; and women have places on
the Hoard of Trustees. Women have
always taken high rank In classics and
mathamatlcs as well as belles-lettres.
Tho first prize In mathematics was
taken by women four times in the last
ten years. Forty per cent of
the graduates have been women and
many of them are well known in educa
tional and philanthropic work. About
fifty of its graduates have been mis
sionaries in our own and foreign coun
The Universities of Harvard, Cornell,
Michigan, Minnesota and Nebraska
have had Hillsdale graduates on their
faculties, and six are presidents of col
leges. Its students are heard on the
lecture platform and In the halls of con
gress, and their names are known in
For It was
A HILLSDALE GIRI
Rose Hartwlek Thorpe, who wrote
"Curfew Shall not Ring To-night, and
the poems of will Carleton. the presl
dent of Hillsdale Alumni association,
are read In every hamlet of our coun
try. Who has not laughed and cried
over "Betsey and I Are Out" and "Over
the Hills to the Poorhouse," "Picnic
Sam." "Farmer Stebblns," and the rest!
One of the features of Hillsdale has al
ways been Its literary societies whose
weekly public meetings give excellent
The courses of study are varied and
complete, nnd the methods modern and
progressive, developing strong charac
ters, yet the reasonable rates afford an
opportunity for those of limited means
to gain the benefits of college life and
The Christian Influence of the school
hns always been prominent and from
Hillsdale came the first National secre
taries of the Young Women's Christian
nssoclntlnn. Miss Nettle Dunn and Miss
Cornbel Tnrr, also many local secre
tnrios and workers.
Scranton has n few representatives
of Hillsdale College, two of them being
on the editorial staff of "Our Women's
Paper." Mrs. Helen Dunn Gates and
Mrs. Edith Wnllbridge Carr.
DELCIE GATES BROWNING,
Most college towns are beautiful so
Is Oberlln. Trees and training abound
Situated as It Is, eighteen miles from
Lake Erie and thirty-two miles from
Cleveland, and being a "dry" town, the
students ore not liable to "fall In" to
any danger very often. Oberlln was
the first college to admit both sexes
on an equal footing, and since the early
days of the Institution the young wo
men have enjoyed the same studies
with the men.
Two missionary fathers founded
Oberlln. They started out Into the
thick wilderness and by dint of prayer
and hard work a school was started
The name came from Oberlln, the
Swiss missionary, In the German Ober-
land, who gave his life for his fellow
men with such good success.
Both young men and young women
were expected to work certain hours
every day, but that has passed away,
and only those who desire to do so
Could those same two good old fath
ers be brought back some opening
night, when the eastern and western
trains had arrived, how bewildered
they would be. They would think that
this world was turned Into one great
big noise and O-ber-lIn was the thing It
was yelling for. Trunks, college yens
and colors and more trunkB would be
hurled at them until they were glad
enough to lose themselves with the
noisy throng. But after following them
for a week or so, these two old men
would see that In each boarding house
or hall, In every class room, the same
"Old Oberlindla" still lives.
For today Oberlln alms just as much
as it did In tho 'thirties to educate the
heart and soul of the man as well as
his mind. An Oberlln man, much less
a woman, cannot boast that the only
rule Is against burning; the college
buildings or killing the instructors.
The college buildings, the new ones,
I are a Joy to every Oberllnlte's heart,
They are built of white stone and mod
eled after beautiful European build
Warner conservatory Is the largest
and most beautiful building In this
country that is devoted entirely to
musical Instruction and practice.
Talcott and Baldwin are boarding
halls, but are counted among the finest
buildings. There are some old build
ings still standing, but they will soon
be replaced by new ones.
The college takes great Interest In
athletics of all kinds. Rockefeller
gave the young women a skating floor,
for Ice skatlngs and tennis courts
abound. There - are tennis tourna
ments for both the young men and wo
men. Foot ball and base ball are given
much attention, but wheeling Is the
most popular exercise indulged in. An
eight-root cinder path has been con
structed around the campus and an
other to the lake. There are college
societies, but no fraternities or secret
societies of any kind.
President Helen Shafer, of Wellesley,
was one of the most eminent women
graduates. Lucy Stone was another.
President Cravath, of Flsk university;
President McClelland, of Pacific uni
versity; Professor Allen, of Harvard;
Professor Ryder, of Andover; Protes-
sor lilackman, of Yale, are some of the
eminent teachers who have graduated
from Oberlln. Among scientific men
are Kllsha Gray, the electrician; F. V.
Hayden, of the United States Geologi
cal survey; Professor G. F. Wright, tho
Probably a larger per cent, of Oberlln
graduates are In missionary work than
of the graduates from other colleges.
Yet Oberlln Is a Jolly place, as Its col
lege yell and Its glee club will tell you.
Hl-O-Hl, O-hl-O, Hi, Hi, O, HI, II-
MYRTLE JANET STONE.
Tha annn at Vassar college can truly
he aald tn reflect the life and SDirit of the
students, for they describe thut life both
humorously and seriously and ore a means
of expressing the patriotism of the classes
These songs are always written uy stu
dents and are first sung by the college and
class glee clubs.
NO LONGER VASSAR "FEMALE" COL-
If vou are a new student, or have como
to visit, you may wonder why tho word
Vassar' on the front of "Main" is so far
from the word ColleRe. If you look closely
you will see that the dull red uncus Be
tween are much lighter In color and per
haps that evening you may heur tho rea
son in one ot the very popular songs.
An Institution once there was.
Of learning and of knowledge.
Which had upon Its high brick rront
A 'Vassar Female College;'
The maidens fair would not enjoy
Their bread and milk and porridge.
For graven on the forks and spoons.
Was 'Vassar Female College.'
"A strong east wind at last came by,
A wind that blew from Norwich;
It tore the Female off the sign,
Which was upon the college,
And as the faculty progressed.
In wisdom nnd In knowledge,
They took ihe female off the spoons,
As well as off the college."
In this way local events are humorously
described, grinds are made on the various
classes, and certain contested points, ex
prcsslve of the general feellng.are brought
before the faculty In a pleasant manner.
CLASS DAY SONGS.
The serious side comes out In the songs
of the senior year, with a grand climax at
class-day. Here Is a bit from 'K's song:
"Dear old college days, forget them will
Twined with rose and gray, their worth
shall live forever;
Naught from these hallowed days our
loyal hearts can sever;
Sing we today farewell!"
Such songs as the latter call forth all
loyalty to class and college, and they are
the dearest to the student. How the class
songs ring out at class contests! ' And huw
the girls play when they hear them! Thun,
what memories are revived at class-day
as the songs of the whole course are re
viewed In the history!
OUR ALMA MATER.
But love of class leads back to love of
college, and we well know that It Is the
old songs which the alumnae come back
to sing and hear and which live In their
hearts as fresh as In their own student
days. Tho "Alma Mater" Is such a song
and no sooner is it started than every
voice is ready to take It up, while faces
grow quiet and thoughtful and voices ton.
der. It Is as It should be, the strong tie
between the students, and all will ever
sing with loyal hearts:
Here's a long life to Vassar,
Wave we her flag unfurled,
Nothing can e'er surpass her.
Queen of the college world,
Drlng we our Alma Mater,
Hurrah for the Rose and the Gray,
Drink we our Alma Mater,
Hurrah for the Rose and the Gray."
HELEN M. MERRI.MAN.
MUSICAL ADVANTAGES AT WELLS.
It Is not unusual to find a musical
course given In the curriculum of most
of the women's colleges, but Wells of
fers peculiar advantages In this line, ns
there Is an opportunity given to each
student to broaden and deepen her
knowledge of this ait, regardless of col
Morgan Hall, which was erected for
musical purposes. Is but a step from
the main building. The first floor is di
vided into ten rooms and is devoted en
tirely to practise use. Portraits of
Bach, Mozart, Beethoven and many
others of note adorn the walls, and very
often are a source of Inspiration, for
"No one has ever felt more devoutly
than Bach, more happily than Mozart,
or with more gigantic power than
Nothing Is allowed to stand In tho
way of securing the best professors of
music to take charge of this depart
ment. The director is a man of won
derful ability and efficiency, and Is ably
assisted by thoroughly competent mus
icians. In the conservatory special attention
Is paid to Instruction on the violin and
'cello, and courses In the history and
analysis are considered of vast Im
portance. Not only do the students be
come Interested In the lives of the old
composers, but they become acquainted
with the construction ot the highest
forms of composition.
The muslcales, however, are not
given In Morgan Hall, but in Music
Hull, a large auditorium, beautifully
decorated with bas reliefs. Noted ar
tists, as well as lecturers of great
prominence, are the means of filling
this concert room from time to time
with enthusiastic listeners. Vludlmcr
De Paehman, Xavler Scharwenka.
Marie Aus der One, Madame Blnuvelt,
George McDowell and otherB of high
musical rank, are among those who
have visited Wells very recently.
THE MUSICAL ORGANIZATIONS
of the college must not be slighted.
They are of an Interesting character.
The Philharmonic society and tho
choral society were formed for the pur
pose of giving enjoyment, while at the
same time, they are a means of cul
ture. Considering that music Is the great
est of all the arts a universal lan
guage embodying the Inward feelings
and sentiments of one's whole nature,
of which all the other arts can but show
the effect to Instill a thorough kno
ledge and full appreciation of this fact
Into the minds of her students Is the
great aim of Wells.
For Our Woman's Paper.
From t he sunrise blows a gentle broeze,
Awake, my love, awuken!
The -hlrds are caroling melodies,
Tho blossoms sway on the orchard trees,
Then como with me, ero the sweet time
In the clear, In the pure May morning.
The night winds whisper to the pines,
Good night, good night, beloved!
A fragrance steals from the garden vinos,
In the 'hus-h of sleep the earth reclines,
And over nil the starlight shines,
In the clear, In the pure May evening.
JOHN HOWARD HARRIS. President.
Ten hlllldiiieo- fthlrftv Mmntu Callera
amply equipnei and endowed. Academy pre-
Iiaree fur ccllee and the W'hniiMl evaoole.
IHuta fu, .......... Mm.M
with oonrao leading to graduation. Art
For catslne-ii. And ntl,.. tnff,vmnatlnsi ad.
Wm. C- Gretxinger, Registrar,
Within the tlant four venra nf the hta
tory of Klnilra college many changes
have occurred which are proving bene
ficial to the generul tone nnd condition.
The course of study has been Im
proved materially and the standard of
qualification for admission to the col
lege has been raised since the giving up
of the preparatory department in 1893.
volume among the changes or '85
stnnds the organization of the Athletic
association, and this, from the stand
point of those interested In phvslcal de
velopment and the mutter of' exercise.
Is regarded a decided advantage to the
Institution. in accordance with thw
"Health Is the vital principle of bliss
And exercise, of health"
the students resolved to foster and lnV
crease the already active interest in
athletics by Introducing new attrac
tions In the list of out-door recreations.'
A basket ball Held was marked out, and
an Instructor for the game was secured.
For a time the tennis courts were
abandoned, so great was the enthusi
asm for the new pastime.
The same year witnessed the organi
zation of the Glee and Mandolin clubs,
und their annual concert is now an ac
ceptable attraction in the series of en
tertainments. Aa other years have had their marked
characteristics In the way of improve
ment, so has '!I6. The library has been
enlarged, furnished with a card cata
logue and provided In a number of ways
with better facilities for tho work and
convenience of the students.
The tennis court and basket ball field
are the scenes of gayety and activity
and from the sloping campus or from
the broad steps of the south porch aro
heard the familiar words of our new
collego song, "The Alma Mater"
Elmlra's honored history.
We speak In sours of praise.
And for her faith und loyalty
Our voices proudly ruise.
Chorus Fair "Alum' Mater!"
Fondly her name we Bin J,
Jllest "Alma Mater!
My rind echoes ring.
MYRTLE E. BILES.
Little dainty Daisy Dimple,
How the wind, your tresses wimple.
How your pretty red Hps part;
Somehow, you have caught my heart. '
Such an old heart too, my darling,
Pierced through and through with
Every day I come to woo you
Bring you candy, toys and tarts
And you drive me for a pony
In a harness made of Rtraps
Or you dress me up, so Billy
In tall peaked paper caps.
But for all this, Daisy Dimple,
I. my payment shall not miss.
You must always give at partinff
Just a simple little kiss.
MARY 13. STONE BASSETT. '
Special attention given In making"
fine lace and mull hats at Miss Nora,
Cleveland's, 504 Lack'a ave.
North First St.
P. F. 5 M. T. HOWLEY,
231 Wyoming Avenue,
Scranton, Pa. .