- List: NATIONAL FEDERATION OF AFRO-AMERICAN WOMEN.Membership List.
- List: CLUBS AND SOCIETIES.
- Article: Harriet Tubman. Woman’s Era Eminent Women Series.
- Advertisements: Boston Business Calendar.
- Program: FIRST ANNUAL CONVENTION NATIONAL FEDERATION AFRO-AMERICAN WOMEN, NINETEENTH STREET BAPTIST CHURCH, WASHINGTON, D.C.
- Advertisements: Boston Business Calendar.
- Club_Notes: NOTES AND COMMENTS
- Advertisements: NEWPORT, ETC., BUSINESS CALENDAR.
- Article: Miss Beatrice Sumner Thompson.
- Report: CLUBDOM.
- Poem: HARRIET BEECHER STOWE.
- Advertisements: ATLANTA BUSINESS CALENDAR.
- Article: Doctor Teed.
- Article: Mr. J.H. Lewis.
- Article: “Solution to the Race Problem.”
- Article: Samuel E. Courtney.
- Poem: THE POET.
- Advertisement: NOTES ON ADS.
- Article: A RARE OPP0RTUNITY.
The Woman’s Era.
Organ of The National Federation of Afro-American Women.
Vol. III. No. 2.
BOSTON, MASS., JULY, 1896. PRICE 10 CENTS.
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF AFRO-AMERICAN WOMEN.
Pres., Mrs.B. T. Washington, Tuskegee, Ala.
Vice-Pres., Mrs. Mary Dickerson, Newport, R.I., Mrs. Helen Crum, Charleston, S. C., Mrs. Ella L. Mahammet, Omaha, Neb., and Mrs. Mabel Garner, New York.
Rec. Sec., Miss L.C. Carter, New Bedford, Mass.
Cor. Sec., Mrs. U.A. Ridley, Brookline, Mass.
Treas., Mrs. Libbie C. Anthony. Jefferson City, Mo.
Ch. Ex. Com., Mrs. Victoria Matthews, 9 Murray street, New York city.
CLUBS AND SOCIETIES.
Greensboro Woman’s Mutual Benefit Society — President, Mrs. S. A. Christian.
Montgomery Sojourner Truth Club – President, Miss M. Agnes Jenkins; secretary, Miss Kate V. de Jamette, 617 High St.
Montgomery Woman’s League – President, Mrs. E.C. Wilson, 615 High St.
Mt. Meigs Woman’s Club – President, Cornelia Bowen, Waugh, Ala.
Selma Woman’s Club – President, Mrs. M.A. Dillard.
Tuskegee Woman’s Club – President, Mrs. B.T. Washington; secretary, Miss. E.E. Lane.
Tuskegee Notasalga Woman’s Club – President, Miss Anna Davis.
Los Angeles Woman’s Club – President, Mrs. C.I. Clarkson; corresponding secretary, Mrs. Mary Washington, 336 S. Alameda St.Mlb> Eufaula Woman’s Club – President, Mrs. C.L. Wells, P.O. Box, 115.
Biddle University Club.
Charleston Woman’s League – President, Mrs. J.P. Dart; corresponding secretary, Miss Hattie Marshall, Bayard St.
Charleston W.C.T.U. – President, Miss Marion R. Birnie; secretary, Miss Ellen E. Sanders, 1 Liberty St.
Atlanta Woman’s Club – President, Mrs. D.T. Howard; secretary, Mrs. M.E. Ford, Mitchell St. School.
Chicago Ida B. Wells Club – President, Mrs. I. Wells Barnett; secretary, Mrs. Julia L. McDonald, 4537 Chaplain Ave.
Chicago Phyllis Wheatley Club – President, Mrs. W.H. Davis; secretary, Miss. L.M. Carter, 5005 Dearborn St.
Lawrence Sierre Leone Club – President, Mrs. J.H. Young, 810 Main St.; secretary, Mrs. C.C. James
New Orleans Phyllis Wheatley Club – President, Mrs. Sylvania Williams, 1438 Enterpe St.
Boston Woman’s Era Club – President, Mrs. J. St. P. Ruffin; secretary, Mrs. F.R. Ridley, Brookline, Mass.
Boston Lend-a-Hand Circle – President, Mrs. Hannah Smith, 371 Northampton St.
Boston Female Benevolent Firm – President, Mrs. Emma Gray, 24 Phillips St.
Boston E.M. Thomas Lodge – President, Miss Eliza Gardner, 29 North Anderson St.
Boston Calvary Circle – President, Mrs. G.W. Smith
Boston Ruth Circle – President, Mrs. Ruth Turner.
New Bedford Woman’s Loyal Union – President, Mrs. M.E. Sulis; secretary, Miss J. Scarborough, 155 Hillman St.
Salem Woman’s Protective Club – President, Mrs. N.R. Freeman, 20 English St.; secretary, Miss. A.M. Barbadoes.
Cambridge Golden Rule Club – Presidents, Mrs. Nancy Lewis; secretary, Miss Adelaide Grandison, P.O. Box 327, Norwood, Mass.
Chelsea B.F. Tanner Club, President Mrs. M.C. Bond.
Minneapolis Ada Sweet Pioneer Club – President, Mrs. Jasper Gibbs; secretary, Mrs. J. Napier Kemp, address Registry of Deeds, Hennepin County.
Minneapolis and St. Paul Twin City Woman’s Era Club – President, Mrs. T. Rodney King; secretary, Mrs. J.N. Kemp.
St. Paul Woman’s Loyal Union and John Brown Industrial Club – President, Mrs. T.H. Lyles, 782 Selby Ave.; secretary, M.D. Pattis.
Jefferson City Woman’s Club – President, Mrs. L.C. Anthony; secretary, Mrs. Celia Roberts.
St. Louis F.E.W. Harper League – President, Mrs. M.F. Pitts, 215 N. Seventh St., East St. Louis.
St. Joseph F.E.W.H. League – President, Mrs. Lillian M. Jackson, 714 North 24th St.
New York and Brooklyn Woman’s Loyal Union – President, Mrs. Victoria N. Matthews; secretary, Miss. H. Cordelia Ray, 311 East 62d st., N.Y.
New York Cleave Circle – President, Miss J.B. Hunt, 228 West 41st St.; secretary, Mrs. H.A. Hunt, 101 31st St., N.Y.
Buffalo Woman’s Club – Mrs. A.H.C. Thomas, 97 West Ferry St.
Harlem Woman’s Sympathetic Union – President, Catharine Maxwell, Elmsford, N.Y.; secretary, Mrs. Amy Griffin.
Rochester Woman’s Club – President, Mrs. R. Jerome Jeffrey, 10 James St.; secretary, Mrs. J.W. Thompson.
New York and Brooklyn W.A.A.U. – President, Mrs. E.E. Williams; secretary, Miss E.D. Spencer, 65 State St., Flushing, L.I.
Omaha Woman’s Club – President, Laura M. Craig; secretary, L.Irene Sley, 2824 Douglass St.
Pittsburgh and Alleghany F.E.W.H. League – President, Mrs. Rebecca T. Aldridge, secretary, Mrs. Gertrude L. Brooks, 67 Franklin St.
Newport Woman’s League – President, Mrs. Mary H. Dickerson; secretary, Miss Margaret Kinlock, 89 Levin St.
Providence Working Woman’s League – President, Mrs. Hannah Greene, 85 Winter St.
Knoxville Woman’s Mutual Improvement Club – President, Mrs. Sylvia M. Maples; secretary, M.L. Floyd, 712 Mabrey St.
Memphis Coterie Migratory Assembly – President, Mrs. F.P. Cooper, 18 Goslee St.; secretary, Mrs. F.L. Williamson, 204 Hernando St.
Memphis Hooks School Association – President, Mrs. Julia Hooks; secretary, Miss Cannon, 462 Lauderdale St.
Richmond Woman’s League – President, Mrs. Rosa D. Bowser, 1573 North Adam St.; secretary, Miss M.L. Chiles, 114 West Leigh St.
Cappahoosie Gloucester A. and I. School – President, Miss Susie E. Edwards.
Urbanna Club – President Gertrude A. Jones.
Washington, D.C., Ladies’ Auxiliary Committee – President, Mrs. B.K. Bruce; secretary, Mrs. R.E. Lawson, 2011 Vermont Ave.
Washington Lucy Thurman W.C.T.U. – President, Mrs. A.G. Gray; secretary, Louise Early Hawkins, 35 Patterson St.
The number of prosperous lawyers in Boston is the subject of remark. Edwin G. Walker is distinguished for being the oldest practitioner among the colored lawyers, and for bearing an honored name, his father having started the agitation that ended only in the abolition of slavery, by his “Walker’s Appeal,” the first published protest against that evil.
Woman’s Era Eminent Women Series.
It will be an inspiration for the rising generations to see and clasp hands with this noble mother of Israel! She has attained the advanced age of eighty years, and should God in his providence bless the efforts now being put forth toward having her present at the Convention in Washington, we hope our people will give her at rue Chatauquan welcome.
We hope to bring such great pressure to bear upon our great body of Afro-American women, that a great unrest will seize our women, that the cry, “What shall we do to elevate, purify and upbuild our race?” will burst spontaneously from thousands of earnest hearts, all over this land. All over our country, thousands of women are awakening to the fact that a new day is dawning for our people, and that a tidal wave of deep, heartfelt anxiety for better and purer homes, healthier and better trained children, broader and more helpful educational and missionary work, is sweeping over the great body of Afro-American women. So at the very beginning of this new day let us all meet in the benign presence of this great leader, in days and actions that caused strong men to quail, this almost unknown, almost unsung “Black Joan of Arc.”
The primary object of the Federation is to bring our women together. We owe it to our children to uncover from partial oblivion and unconscious indifference the great characters within our own ranks. The fact that we know so little that is creditable and truly noble about our own people constitutes one of the saddest and most humiliating phases of Afro-American life. Every woman who feels that is so, should rally now and aid the great cause.
Boston Business Calendar.
James H. Wolff Edward Everett Brown.
WOLFF & BROWN,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
No. 1 Beacon Steet, Room 72,
Probate and Insolvency Business Promptly Attended to.
Clothing Cleansed, Dyed, Repaired,
Altered and Pressed.
No. 9 City Hall Avenue, Boston, Mass.
All Orders promptly Attended to.
DR. SAMUEL E. COURTNEY
98 W. Springfield Street. Boston, Mass.
Telephone, Tremont 1095.
Office Hours Until 10 A.M. to 1, 6 to 8.
Ladies’ and Gents’ Fien Boots and Shoes.
Fine Repairing Done.
954 Tremont St., South End Shoe Store, Boston, Mass.
Provisions, Poultry, and Game.
54 and 56 Buckingham Street, BOSTON, MASS.
Sole Importer of the Celebrated
QUEEN ELIZABETH SAUCE.
417 Washington Street, BOSTON, MASS.
Gilbert & Co.
Practical Workers in Hair Goods.
Theatrical and Street Wigs for Sale and to Let,
Ready Made and To Order.
732 Washington St., bet. Harvard & Kneeland, Boston, Mass.
Wigs Cleaned and Dressed. Meyer’s Make Ups.
Mrs. J. Patterson Rollins,
Contralto Soloist and Vocal Teacher,
12 Grove Street, Boston, Mass.
Stanley Ruffin, Geo. S. Barnes.
RUFFIN & CO.,
Contractors and Street Railway Builders,
Boston, Mass., U.S.A.
Faulkner & Smith,
No. 675 Shawmut Avenue, – – Boston, Mass.
Advertising Labels, Show Cards,
3 Somerset Street, – – – Boston, Mass.
Attorney and Counsellor at Law
No. 27 Pemberton Square,
Room 8. Boston, Mass.
Visit E. M. Beck’s
Dry Goods Store,
For Best Goods at Lowest Prices.
958 Tremont, cor. Hammond Street,
Artistic Dress Cutting and Making
Teaches how to Baste, Fit, Press and Finish a Gown Correctly.
Price, – – – Two Dollars.
E. E. CASNEAU,
Nol 9 Greenwich Street, Boston, Mass.
New York Drug House,
No. 233 Cambridge Street,
Cor. N. Anderson St.
Boston, – – – Mass.
Entire new stock of Goods selected with great care to be sold unadulterated. Prescriptions a specialty. All to be sold at prices within the reach of all. Our motto is: Pure Drugs, fair dealings, punctual and polite clerks at all times in attendance.
FIRST ANNUAL CONVENTION NATIONAL FEDERATION AFRO-AMERICAN WOMEN, NINETEENTH STREET BAPTIST CHURCH, WASHINGTON, D.C.
Monday, July 20, 9 A.M.
- Formal Opening of the Convention.
- Devotional Exercises.
- Presentation of Credentials by delegates.
- Fraternal Greetings.
- Minutes of Organization of the National Federation of Afro-American Women, Boston, July 31, 1895.
- Reports from Clubs.
- Appointment of Committees.
- Adjournment until evening.
- 3 P.M. – Executive Committee meeting, not open to the public.
- 7:30 P.M. – Devotional Exercises.
- Grand Chorus of one hundred voices, Prof. J.T. Layton, director.
- Address of Welcome on behalf of the Members of the Church, Rev. Walter H. Brooks.
- Address of Welcome to the city, Hon. John W. Ross, President of the Board of Commissioners of the District of Columbia.
- Music, Capital City Orchestra, Mr. George E. Brown, Leader.
- Response, Mrs. Josephine St. Pierre Rufflin, Boston.
- Annual Address, Mrs. Booker T. Washington, Tuskegee, Ala.
- Grand Chorus, Prof. J.T. Layton, director.
- Short addresses by distinguished guests.
Tuesday, July 21, 9 A.M.
- Devotional Exercises.
- General Topic, Philanthropic and Evangelical Work.
- Fraternal Greetings from Various Societies, Religious and Secular.
- “Orphans and the Care of Them,” Mrs. M.F. Pitts, St. Louis Colored Orphan Asylum, St. Louis, Mo.
- “Abandoned Waifs,” Mrs. Carrie Steele Logan, Carrie Steele Orphanage, Atlanta, Ga.
- “More Homes for Our Aged,” Harriet Tubman, Harriet Tubman Home, Auburn, N.Y.
- “Aged and Infirm,” Mrs. Ann Hale, Hale Infirmary, Montgomery, Ala.
- “Mountain Women of Virginia,” Miss Jennie Dean, Founder Manassas Industrial School, Manassas, Va.
- “Rescue Work,” Miss Sarah J. Thomas, Sarah Thomas Home and Industrial School for Girls, Macon, Ga.
- “The Douglass Monument,” Mrs. R. Jerome Jeffrey, Rochester, N.Y.
- 3 P.M – Devotional Exercises
- General Topic: Reformatory Work.
- “John Brown.” Mrs. T.H. Lyles, John Brown Memorial Association.
- “Temperance,” Mrs. Lucy B. Thurman, National Superintendent W.C.T.U. work among Afro-Americans.
- “Reform,” Mrs. Ida Wells Barnett, Chicago.
- “The Separate Car System as it Affects the Dignity of Afro-American Womanhod,” Mrs. Lillian Thomas Fox, Indianapolis, Ind.
- “Prison Reform.” Mrs. Marie S. Foster, Cambridgeport, Mass.
- “A Plea for a Reformatory,” Miss Mamie Mason, Atlanta. Ga.
- 7:30 P.M. – Devotional Exercises.
- General Topic, Moral and Educational Work. “The Necessity of a Course of Training for the Elevation and Improvement of Domestic Service,” Mrs. Fanny Jackson-Coppin, Philadelphia, Pa.
- “Woman’s Work,” Mrs. B.K. Bruce, Washington, D.C.
- “The Afro-American Child and Patriotism,” Miss Alice Ruth Moore, New Orleans, La.
- “Defects in the training of Colored Girls,” Mrs. L. B. Stephen’s, Lynchburg, Va.
- “The Ideal Home,” Mrs. Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Philadelphia, Pa.
- “Moral Influences,” Miss K.N. Hughes, Somerville, N.J.; Miss Elizabeth Smith, Boston, Mass.
Wednesday, July 22, 9 A.M.
- Devotional Exercises.
- General Topic, Enterprising and Co-Operative Work.
- “The Great International Exposition to take place in Paris 1900 – the Part our Women should take,” Mrs. J. Napier Kemp, Mrs. Jasper Gibbs, Minneapolis, Minn.
- “A National Afro-American Woman’s Paper,” Mrs. J. St. Pierre Rufflin.
- “Plan for raising Money for the Support of a National Afro-American Woman’s Paper,” Mrs. Victoria Matthews, New York.
- Discussion, open to delegates only.
- 3 P.M. – Devotional Exercises.
- Election of Officers for Ensuing Year.
- 7:30 P.M. – General Topic, Organization. “The Needed Woman of the 19th Century,” Mrs. Selena Butler, Atlanta, Ga.
- “Our Country Women and Children,” Miss Georgiana Washington, Central Alabama.
- “How Can the National Federation of Afro-American Women be made to Serve the Best Interests and Needs of Our Women?” Mrs. F.R. Ridley, Massachusetts; Miss Mary V. Cook, Cane Springs, Ky. Miss L.C. Carter, Massachusetts; Mrs. Dillard, Selma, Ala.; Mrs. J. St. Pierre Rufflin, Massachusetts; Mrs. R. E. Lawson, Washington, D.C.; Mrs. V. Matthews, New York.
Boston Business Calendar.
In Every Town to Sell
The Life of
Harriet Beecher Stowe,
Author of “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,”
For Terms and Territory Apply to
Houghton, Mifflin & Co.,
No. 4 Park Street, – – – – – Boston, Mass.
Reduced Rates for Delegates.
Trunk lines have made a rate of one fare and a third (certificate plan) to Washington and return on account meeting of Afro-American National Federation. New England delegates can secure tickets at ——–
211 Washington Street,
A.J. Simmons, . . . . New England Agent.
Delegates from New York can secure tickets at ———–
415 Broadway, New York.
184 Boylston Street,
Choice Family Groceries,
966 Tremont Street, Boston, Mass.
Elite Hair Dressing Parlor
G.A. Simpkins, Proprietor.
53 Buckingham Street, . . . . . . . Boston, Mass.
First Class Workmen. Prompt Service.
A full line of Choice Cigars and Tobaccos.
GEORGE L. RUFFIN,
Baritone Soloist. – – –
Church of the Unity, Allston, Mass.
St. Augustine’s Church, Boston, Mass.
Now filling concert engagements. For Fall dates apply
103 Charles St., Boston, Mass.
THE FOWLER is the most
highly finished Bicycle
in the world – When
you see a high grade
wheel with a TrussFrame
you know it is a Fowler.
J. HARVEY CONOVER.
Dealer in Bicycles.
Agent for the Fowler and Greyhound.
Repair Work Guaranteed. Wheels to Rent by the Hour.
13 Camden, near Washington Street, Boston, Mass.
- General discussion open to delegates only.
- Instruction of newly elected officers.
- Program subject to modifications.
- Many religious institutions will send greetings and report of work.
NOTES AND COMMENTS
THE WOMAN’S ERA has been kept alive only through courage and self-sacrifice. It is now in its third year and speaks for itself. Every man and woman can judge whether there is need for such a paper and whether that need has been met with any degrees of ability.
The N.F.A.A.W. takes especial prid ein the conferring of a degree upon B.T. Washington by Harvard College. Through the president, the wife of Mr. Washington, some of the glory depends upon our organization.
The advertisements in the souvenir number of the ERA have more than the usual significance. A large number of our principal business men of the different cities are here represented. This is not the ordinary advertising scheme, but was designed for a business showing. Because of the limited time, the showing is not as representative as it might have been, and is, in fact, what might be called a sample only.
Never before in the history of our women has there been such deep and widespread interest in club work. The woman of all sections have been aroused and are deeply concerned about the proper disposition of many questions bearing upon the practical upbuilding of character, and all that pertains to home. An effort has been made to bring to the front women who are not only doing good work along philanthropic lines, but those who have founded and maintained orphan asylums, homes and infirmaries for the aged, infirm and unfortunate. In this particular the program is most unique. It also calls attention to the fact that though the Afro-American is recorded as being the most religious of people, yet he does not provide systematically for the weak and erring of the racial family. The women are alive to this great failing, and will not rest until a rescue brigade shall have been inaugurated by black women, for the upbuilding of struggling human kind. The isolated log cabin women and children will have a place upon the program. This is as it should be, for until the masses of our women know that there is such a thing as an Afro-American woman’s organization anxious to better their condition, little good will result. The south has been well canvassed, and it is the aim of the National Federation of Afro-American Women to carry sympathy and enlightenment to the masses.
The National Virginia Baptist S. S. Union, with over a thousand members, will be represented by delegates. The True Reformers will be represented by the distinguished founder of the order, Mr. W.W. Browne. Mr. Browne and Harriet Tubman will be the romantic figures of the convention.
The Hon. John W. Ross, president of the Board of Commissioners of the District of Columbia, will deliver the address of welcome to delegates. In reply to an invitation presented him by Mrs. Rosetta Lawson, he wrote as follows:
RS. JESSE RAWSON,
2011 Vermont Ave., N.W., City.
Dear Madam: — I acknowledged with pleasure your courteous invitation to be present on the evening of the 20th of July, and make a short address of welcome to the national organization of women at the Nineteenth Street Baptist Church.
I appreciate this invitation very highly, and assure you that I will be present unless some unforeseen emergency will prevent.
JOHN W. Ross.
Too much praise cannot be bestowed upon the assistance rendered our woman’s cause by the Afro-American press throughout the country. Editors Fortune, Hagler and Cooper are especially to be commended.
The ministry, without regard to denominational lines, have been most responsive to our appeals, and we fell to extend in this way our warm thanks to them.
Carrie Steele Logan Orphanage of Atlanta, the St. Louis Colored Orphan’s Home, the Hale Infirmary of Montgomery, Ala., the Jennie Thomas Home, for young girls, of Macon, Ga., are among the worthy institutions sending delegates to the convention.
Wolf & Brown is a law combination that has been successful from the start, and the firm is now one of the substantial institutions of Boston.
NEWPORT, ETC., BUSINESS CALENDAR.
Easton’s Beach. Café. Newport, R.I.
Shore Dinner a Specialty, 50 Cents.
Dinner and Lunch Served on European Plan.
Fish of all Kinds and Salads. Oysters in Every Style.
Home Made Pies, Cream and Cake.
Dinner Ordered by Telephone.
Also The Newport Restaurant,
Telephone Connection. 20 Broadway.
237 Thomas St., Newport, R.I.
Lunch Room on Commercial Wharf Landing.
Lunch Room at 103 John Street. Meals served good and prompt at reasonable prices. Open from 6 A.M. to 12 P.M. Ice Cream during the season.
Andrew J. Tabb,
First Class Horses and Carriages To Let.
By the Season, Month or Hour. Passengers conveyed to all Boats and Trains. Expressing in all its Branches.
28 Edgar Court, off Bath Road, Newport, R.I.
Order Promptly Attended to.
MRS. J.E. SPINKS
Wishes to inform her friends and the public that they can find First-class Board and Lodging at 82 William Street. Meals served prompt and reasonable. Ice Cream in private dining room.
Practical Painter and Glazier,
All work Promptly and Neatly Done at Reasonable Prices.
27 3-4 Pond Avenue, Newport, R.I.
Mrs. E.B. Fayerweather,
DRESS AND CLOAK MAKER,
No. 14 Spruce St., Newport, R.I.
MRS. VICTORIA RICE,
First Class Lodging,
By the Day or Week.
20 Thomas Street, Newport, R.I.
Market Square Coffee Rooms,
GEO. J. JOZEFF, Proprietor.
No. 5 Market Square, Newport, R.I.
Regular Dinner Every Day. Catering of All Kinds.
Mrs. Phillips, Proprietress. W.D. Phillips, Manager.
1804 Arapahoe Street, Denver, Colorado.
Short Orders Served All Day. Regular Dinner at 12.
When you go to Denver call at . . .
2147 Larimer Street,
It’s headquarters for all the “sweets of life” . . . . . .
Ice Cream, Confectionary, Etc.
NO CURE! NO GOLD!
But I guarantee a permanent cure for Dandruft, Scrutt and stop the itching of the scalp, the falling of the hair. It also thickens, softens and glosses the hair. Send and get
REED’S HAIR INVIGORATOR.
If it fails to cure money will be refunded.
Price, $1.00 a Bottle.
No. 12 Peachtree Street, – – – – – – – Atlanta, Ga.
Miss Beatrice Sumner Thompson.
Miss Beatrice Sumner Thompson was born in Boston, Mass. In 1880 her parents moved West and settled in Denver. Miss Thompson graduated from the Denver High School at the age of seventeen, the youngest of a class of 75 members. In January, 1892, after much difficulty and discouragement, she secured a position in the county treasurer’s office as general clerk. Since entering the office she has held the positions of filing clerk, corresponding clerk and in 1895 was promoted on merit to the position of assistant bookkeeper, which position she still holds. Notwithstanding changes in administrations, Miss Thompson has been successful in retaining her position with credit.
Miss Thompson is also accomplished, being a pianist and the possessor of a rich contralto voice.
Among the notable clubs that have entered the Federation recently is the Richmond Club, which is composed of 250 women, with Mrs. Bowser as president.
The Twin City St. Paul and Minneapolis Woman’s Era Club and the Phyllis Wheatley Club of Albuquoque, N.M., are among the latest to enter the Federation and show how interest is spreading geographically at least. The Twin City Club is unique; it is formed to support the ERA, one of the provisions of the constitution being that every signer must be a subscriber to our paper.
The many eastern women investors in the woman’s mine, “The Bonita,” will take an added interest in this woman’s enterprise when it is known that Mrs. E.P. Ensley is now one of the directors of the business. Mrs. Ensley’s well-known intelligence and business integrity being a guarantee to them of the watchful care she will take of the interest of investors. The following letter just received brings other good news besides Mrs. Ensley’s selection to help direct a woman’s enterprise that the ERA heartily endorses because it has confidence in the projectors of it.
“I was notified this morning by Mrs. Phelps, president of the Bonita (the woman’s mine) that I have been appointed one of the directors in place of one who had moved away from Denver. She also showed me a letter from Mr. Phelps who personally superintends the mine, in which he stated that they are near the contact as it is called, will reach it this week and is sure that they are very near the mineral or ore body. There were two rich strikes in the camp quite near this last week.
HARRIET BEECHER STOWE.
Lewis Howard Latimer Why should we mourn
That thou art gathered to thy rest,
Thy work accomplished,
And in abundance blessed?
And full of years,
Which now may cease
At God’s own fiat,
In the blessedness of peace?
No, let us lay
A fragrant blossom on the mound
Where thou dost sleep
Beneath the hallowed ground:
And breathe a prayer
That He who made thee not in vain –
The humble instrument –
Will take His own again.
And bid thee wake
From this thy last, and final sleep,
Where is no sorrow,
And where eyes may never weep.
Mr. George Glover is a Boston tailor who is building up a large business and proving there is always room for the best.
ATLANTA BUSINESS CALENDAR.
DR. JAMES R. PORTER,
Office Hours: 8:30 A.M. to 12 M.; 1 to 5:30 P.M.
49 1 2 Peachtree Street,
DAVID T. HOWARD,
UNDERTAKER AND EMBALMER,
12 Piedmont Avenue, Odd Fellows Hall,
DEALER IN FINE CASKETS ROBES AND COFFINS.
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER,
Office and Residence,
No. 125 Hilliard Street,
DR. T. H. SLATER,
204 AUBURN AVENUE, ATLANTA, GA.
Hours, 8 to 9 a.m.; 1 to 2 p.m.; 7 to 8 p.m.
ALL GRADES OF COAL AND WOOD,
No. 198 Auburn Avenue,
Telephone 1944. Atlanta, GA.
STAPLE AND FANCY GROCERIES,
Stationary, Cigars, Country Produce, Etc.
246 Auburn Avenue, Altanta, GA.
THE KELLEY DRUG CO.
Successors to Butler, Slater & Co.
DRUGS, TOILET ARTICLES AND PATENT MEDICINES.
204 Auburn Avenue.
Telephone, 1844. Atlanta, GA.
Artistic Tilings, Wainscoting and Marble Setting
Work Done in All Parts of the United States.
Office and Residence:
105 HOUSTON STREET, Atlanta, GA.
PEOPLE’S BARBER SHOP,
75 Decatur Street, — — Atlanta, GA.
Polite Attention and First Class Work.
H.A. Rucker, Proprietor and Notary Public.
LITTLE BONANZA BARBER SHOP,
W.J. WHITE, Proprietor.
12 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA.
H.R. BUTLER, M.D.,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
Office and Residence, 269 Auburn Avenue, — — — — Atlanta, GA.
Office Hours, 7 to 9 A.M., 2 to 3 P.M. Telephone 1944.
No. 4 Marietta Street, Atlanta, Ga.
The Anatomical and Premium
BOOT AND SHOE MAKER,
No. 23 Alabama Street, Atlanta, Ga.
STAPLE AND FANCY GROCERIES,
Produce, Hay, Corn and Oats.
201 Auburn Avenue, Atlanta, Ga.
PLEDGER, JOHNSON & MALONE,
Attorneys at Law,
12 1 2 Piedmont Avenue, Atlanta, GA.
FIRE AND LIFE INSURANCE.
9 1-2 Marietta Street, — Atlanta, Ga.
Represents the Best Companies.
HORSESHOEING & GENERAL REPAIRING,
No. 14 Piedmont Avenue,
FIRST CLASS DRESS MAKING
MRS. J.K. DARDEN,
245 Auburn Avenue, Atlanta, GA.
Dr. Teed, author of “Solution of the Race Problem,” whose portrait is herein presented, was born in Delaware County, New York, in 1839.
He served eighteen months in the northern army, after which he practised his profession in Utica and subsequently New York City. At Utica, in the winter of 1869, he projected what is known as the Koreshan System. This is a universal design, embracing physical science as a basis of social construction and government, with such an economic arrangement of society as to equitably distribute the products of industry.
Dr. Teed is a friend of the colored race, and includes in his system the purpose of insuring to the race all the rights to which they, as citizens, are entitled, both in the north and south. He has established a number of colonies, among which is one in South Florida, where he has gathered many believers. At Estero, Lee County, Florida, his colony has a saw and planing mill in operation, also a shingle mill, machine shops and ship yards.
They are developing on many lines of industry, and his intent is to place his colonist in all branches of industry. Their educational system is of the most advanced order. The colony in Florida is located beautifully on the mainland, and on the islands of Estero Bay, where climate soil and latitude are in every way favorable to the project of building up a great commercio-maratime city. Judging from the progress already made, after an effort of only about two years in Estero, the indications point to the ultimate success of the doctor’s plans: and his success implies a great advancement in the moral development, general education, practical mechanical application and social elevation of the people he desires to aid.
Dr. Teed is now visiting his people in Denver. Through his visits here an dour acquaintance with his people we have been made somewhat familiar with him and his work.
Mr. J.H. Lewis.
Mr. J.H. Lewis, whose advertisement appears in this issue of the ERA, hardly needs an introduction to our readers. His splendid tailoring establishment on Washington street, Boston, is one of the finest of its kind in the country, and has opened up business opportunities to numbers of colored boys. Mr. Lewis has the genius of business, and has proved that he can successfully run more than one large establishment at the same time.
“Solution to the Race Problem.”
The fact that the progressions of racial development depend upon ethnic filtration does not require argument to establish. The only question to the problem is, What are the physiological conditions essential to the amalgamation of the colored with the white races?
It is a commonly apprehended truth that in the mixing of the colored with the white blood there is a projective nonviability to progeny which militates against the possible transmission of a vital and viable stamina and that a strict fidelity to the laws of physiology precludes any conscientious effort towards the settlement of the racial problem by amalgamation.
The negro race is destined to take a most prominent part in the future civilizations of the world. Its animal viability is pronounced apparent, and the religious and emotional nature carries with it an enthusiasm of power and devotion that scarcely has an equal among any of the nations of the earth.
While the religious principle is intense the moral character requires the discipline and development of culture and refinement.
This cannot come through example merely. Something must enter the race to impart to it a moral tone which it can only derive through the introduction of a force from a more advanced plane of development. As the blood of the Lord Jesus was transplanted in a spiritual way for the elevation of the Character of those who received him, so the black race must receive in a natural way the essential force for its own elevation. In other words through ethnic filtration the black race must modify its complexion and ethnic character. This can be done only through the enforcement of a specific understanding and the application of definite principles.
These factors in the problem of ethnic development are extremely radical, so much so that it is very questionable whether the colored people themselves are prepared in any measure at present for suggestions in the direction of a scientific modification of the anatomical structure and thence an advancement in functional power and capacity.
The Jewish race owes its greatness to the application of the principle and ceremony of male circumcision. The present commercial nations of the world represented by the Anglo-Saxon, owe their commercial greatness to the fact that through ethnic infiltrament the lost Israel was absorbed in Media, Persia and Assyria and thence produced the Germanic family the Anglo-Saxon being one of the principle lines of ethnic progress. The commercial greatness of the Anglo-Saxon comes directly from the Jewish male circumcision.
The coming infiltrament of the black with the white will owe its possibility to the application of the principle and ceremony of female circumcision introduced as a scientific religious rite. The character of this ceremony must belong to a mind scientific enough to comprehend it in all its bearings upon female life and the progeny of miscegenation, as the intellectual prescience of the mind who ordered the enforcement of male circumcision comprehended that ritual in all its possibilities for the resurrection of the son of God in humanity. Had it not been for the circumcision of the Israelites the Christ could not have come to the world.
This paper is merely suggestive of racial possibilities. It may be influential in causing one man to think. The multitude is not yet sufficiently ripe to comprehend its force.
Samuel E. Courtney.
Doctor Courtney, who was brought into much prominence at the Republican convention at St. Louis, has recently graduated in medicine, and in the fair practice he has built up in Boston, is proving that it is possible to build up a successful business in Boston.
The name of Harriet Tubman (and we say it advisedly and without exaggeration) deserves to be handed down to posterity side by side with the names of Joan of Arc, Grace Darling, and Florence Nightingale, for not one of these women has shown more courage and power of endurance in facing danger and death to relieve human suffering than has this woman in her heroic and successful endeavors to reach and save all whom she might of her oppressed and suffering race, and to pilot them from the land of bondage to the promised land of liberty. She has been a leader and deliverer unto hundreds of her people.
[The thrillingly interesting article from the pen of Victoria Earl to which the above quotation is the introduction, came too late to appear this issue; it with some Tennessee centennial notes and other interesting matter must now go over for next month’s ERA.]
Mr. U.A. Ridley is another of the successful merchant tailors of Boston. Mr. Ridley’s business is of the quiet order, the patronage being almost entirely confined to a certain exclusive set.
Ida Evans Luckie No mighty deeds of fame
Are thy bequest,
But that thou gavest us
We prize not less.
Thy simple lays, thy cheering sympathy
And joyous smiles are to us
A gladsome memory.
Oft in our fancy pass
The by-gone hours,
Happy and fleet of wing,
As ‘mid the bowers
0f life’s Elysian fields again we stand,
The while thou singest to us
In tender, hopeful strain.
All restless sounds discordant
And turmoil wild
For us are hushed to silence
By thee beguiled;
And shadows change to sunshine at thy will.
Enchanted thus we linger,
And waking linger still.
And then, remembering,
We turn away
From flowery paths wherein
We fain would stray
Slowly we turn to life’s dull task again,
In fields where toiling ever
Brings weariness and pain.
But still within our souls
There lingers yet
Thy sweet, enchanting spell,
And we forget
Our task, while softly come the zephyrs blowing
The bird songs and the fragrance
From where thy sweets are growing.
Rosebuds of promise bright
Again we see
Blooming for dimpled hands
Lilies of purity
For youth’s inspiring; heartsease for those who weep,
And grateful balm of healing
For sorrows more and deep.
Ah, better then hath been
This life of ours,
Since we could stop our toil
To cull the flowers
That grew for us where thou, 0 poet sweet,
By thy own restful paths
Didst lead our, weary feet.
NOTES ON ADS.
Among our advertisers the younger business men of Boston make a good showing. Messrs. Baldwin and Dorsey conduct a real estate business that is complete and first class in every particular. The location, the office appointments, the handsome turnout of this establishment are all the subject of remark and speak for themselves.
Most of our readers have probably heard of the inventions of Mr. Joseph Lee. Mr. Lee is not only the prosperous proprietor of’ one of the finest suburban hotels of’ Massachusetts, but has greatly added to his fame and fortune by his bread-mixer and bread-comber. These machines which are not identical are his own inventions, and because of their practical value and adaptability are being called for by the leading hotels of the United States. (See ad.)
A RARE OPP0RTUNITY.
The best known preventive to consumption is climate, and it is generally conceded that Colorado has the best anti-consumption climate in America.
Hundreds come every year to Denver, hoping to prolong life or regain health; many of them do so who would otherwise meet early death.
The climate of Denver, dry, pure and sunny, with its elevation of one mile above sea level, effectually cures all incipient lung diseases.
Therefore parents having children predisposed to lung trouble are advised to send them to Denver to pursue their studies.
The fine public schools and the Denver University afford unsurpassed educational facilities.
Mrs. Ensley will take into her home a limited number of girls and young ladies desiring to get the benefit of the climate while attending school.
She will give special attention to home training and physical culture, particularly to chest expansion, diet and healthful dressing, while superintending their course at the public schools.
When private instruction is preferred the best teachers will be secured.
For further information address
Mrs. E.P. Ensley, 1755 Ogden St.
Refers by permission to Mr. Nathaniel T. Allen of West Newton English and Classical School.
THE ERA’S PORTRAIT GALLERY
Beginning with this issue of the ERA, we propose to publish a series of portraits of women distinguished for good works in any direction. At the end of the year subscribers will have a valuable picture gallery. Subscribe for the ERA at once if you would own the pictures and sketches of the lives of these eminent women.
Will be opened June 1 to accomodate a few select boarders.
For terms address
MRS. E. E. CRISPELL,
West Stockbridge, Mass.
P.O. Box 45.
MRS. MARY SULIS
POINT RENNAIZANCE AND HONITON LACE.
Samples Always on Hand.
Residence, 193 Elm Street.
New Bedford, Mass.
Arthur H. Smith, Prop.
604, 606, 608 & 610 Massachusetts Ave.,
MME. M. CRAVATT SIMPSON,
And Teacher of Vocal Culture,
Is Open for Engagements for Concerts, Churches, etc.
For Terms Address, 186 Ash St., Chelsea, Mass.
J.R. YOUNG & CO.
Will be glad to serve afternoon teas, spreads, wedding breakfasts and dinners, salads, croquettes, ice creams, ices and confections. Polite waiters. All orders promptly attended to. Will call to arrange for parties on receipt of Postal.
15 Bow Street, Cambridge.
27 Jerome Street, W. Medford.
Telephone, Arlington 27-2.
MRS. ELIZABETH COOLEY
Is prepared to give First Class Accomodations to a few boarders at reasonable rates at the old stand.
62 Phillips St., Boston.
Miss Florence A. Johnson,
Teacher of Piano and Organ.
769 Herkimer Street,
Attorney at Law and Notary Public,
State and Federal Courts.
13 Williams Street, — — — Norfolk, Va.
No. 275 Piedmont Avenue, Atlanta, GA.
Hats Made and Trimmed to Order.
Margarat Johnson, Prop. William Russell Johnson, Man.
Liberty Street and Central Avenue,
Long Branch, N.J.
P.O. Box 47.
Reasonable Rates, Good Service, Boating, Bathing, Fishing, Croqueting, Driving, Etc. Laundry on Premises.
THE AMERICAN WRINGER CO.
Nos. 13 and 15 Broadway Extension,
Manufacturers of Clothes Wringers.
All kinds of Wringers and Swoopers Repaired. Orders by Mail promptly attended to.
11 City Hall Avenue, Boston, Mass.
Entrance Below Stairs on the Right.
Gents’ Clothing Made, Altered, Cleansed and Repaired in the neatest manner, at Short Notice and Reasonable Terms.
No. 11 City Hall Avenue.
EDGAR P. BENJAMIN,
Attorney and Counsellor-at-Law
34 School Street, Boston. Room 22
THE ONLY PAPER IN AMERICA PUBLISHED IN THE INTEREST OF WOMEN’S CLUBS.
The Literary, Musical and Domestic Departments are under the control of competent writers and critics.
With its large circulation among women, and particularly among women of the refined and educated classes, it offers peculiar advantages to advertisers of household articles, wearing apparel, books, magazines, musical instruments, and so forth.
Its rates are exceedingly liberal.
Try it, and you will not regret it.
ATLANTA UNIVERSITY, Atlanta, Ga.
Collegiate and Normal Courses. Enlarged corps of teachers. Industrial training in domestic and mechanic arts, including printing. Instruction in both instrumental and vocal music and in elocution. High grade in every respect. A few deserving and needy students can be aided. Term begins Wednesday, October 2. For catalog, address President HORACE BUMSTEAD.
THE NEW WORLD TYPEWRITER
A useful and elegant present for ladies and gentlemen.
Over 100,000 in use.
Perfectly simple, practical, and durable.
No $100 machine can do better work.
Writes 77 characters. Capitals and small letters.
Never gets out of order. Perfect alignment always.
No instruction required.
Send for illustrated catalogue.
THE TYPEWRITER IMPROVEMENT CO.
4 K Post Office quare, — Boston, Mass.
Mrs. J.F.A. GARDINER,
128 Alder St., Pittsfield, Mass.
Will accommodate a few private boarders during the summer months. Five minutes walk from maple woods. Terms reasonable.
“A SINGULAR LIFE”
The Last and the Greatest Story by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, author of “The Gates Ajar,” “Jack the Fisherman,” etc.
Miss Lillian Whiting says: “No American novel since ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’ has approached ‘A Singular Life.'”
Price, $1.25. Sold by all Booksellers. Sent postpaid by HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN & CO., 4 Park St., Boston, Mass.
Washington D.C., July 1, 1895
Furnishes instruction in the following departments and courses:
Theological, Medical, Dental, Pharmaceutical, Legal, College Preparatory, Normal, Musical, and Manual Training, including practice in carpenter shop, printing office, book bindery, tin shop and sewing school.
All students have the privilege of library and reading room without extra charge.
Tuition free in all courses except Medical Dental and Pharmaceutical.
Term opens September 18.
J.E. RANKIN, D.D., L.L.D., President.
J.B. Johnson, Secretary.
EMERSON COLLEGE OF ORATORY
LARGEST SCHOOL OF ELOCUTION AND ORATORY IN AMERICA.
FIVE HUNDRED STUDENTS.
Has a thorough and systematic course of study, including a complete system of Physical Training and Voice Culture, Natural Rendering, and the principles of the Philosophy of Expression. Scientific and practical work in every department. Chartered by the State.
Address for illustrated catalogue,
HENRY L. SOUTHWICK, Sec’y.
Corner Tremont and Berkeley Sts.,
Summer session at Martha’s Vineyard.
THE FIRST WOMAN’S MINE.
The Bonita Cold and Silver Mining Company,
OPERATING IN NEW MEXICO AND COLORADO.
OFFICERED AND CONTROLLED BY WOMEN.
No Assessments. No Stock Holders’ Liabilities.
STOCK 50 CENTS A SHARE SOLD ON INSTALMENT PLAN. Patent Applied for.
The Great Mineral Basin it Pitkin covers an area as large as that of Leadville, Aspen and Red Cliff combined. Professor Sadtler, of the Chair of Metallurgy and Mineralogy of the State School of Mines, speaking of this district, says: “This camp, with proper and systematic development, will be made a second Aspen, if not better.”
The output of the Leadville district has been, up to the present time, in value over $200,000,000; that of Red Cliff more than $35,000,000, and that of Aspen, $100,000,000, or more, and the mines of these places show no signs of exhaustion.
What, then, shall we expect of Pitkin and the Quartz Creek District, which has a mineral bearing area as large as these three districts combined, when so far the developments there have proved the mineral deposits to be fully as rich and extensive?
We can come to but one conclusion: Its wealth is limitless, and no more safe or profitable field for investment can be found.
The property of the Bonita Gold and Silver Mining Company consists of three groups, in all nine claims, or a little over ninety acres, located in the most favored portion of this great mineral basin. Special care has been taken in the selecting to cover apexes, timber and water, all of which are of such vital importance in any mining property, and the greater portion of it lies only from one-fourth to three miles away from the railroad and the town of Pitkin, with good, down-hill roads leading from every portion of it, accessible every day in the year.
The ore is high grade, netting from fifty to one thousand dollars per ton, average two hundred and fifty. The Company has undisputed title to the entire property, which is free from any incumbrance [sic] encumbrance, and will be kept so. Any further information will be cheerfully furnished by the
President, MARY E. PHELPS, or MRS. L. K. DANIELS, Secretary.
ADDRESS: POST OFFICE BOX 3, DENVER, COLO.
LESSONS IN BUSINESS PENMANSHIP
J. W. WASHINGTON, Artist Penman,
Twelve (12) Lessons by mail, only $3.00 in advance. Sample Lesson, 25 cents. Satisfaction guaranteed. Send for circular.
Visiting Cards elegantly written, 12 for 20 cents. Agents wanted. Big commission. Sample book, 20 cents. Rapid Addition Method, 12 cents.
156 Charles St., Boston.
Three doors from eye infirmary.
Artificial Eyes a Specialty.
Telephone, 1198 Haymarket.
Are You Looking for a Home Among Friends?
If You are Consult the
NEW ENGLAND FARM AGENCY.
There are in the states of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island and Connecticut many good farms that can be purchased for a reasonable sum of money, and on easy terms of payment
We offer our assistance in aiding colored farmers to leave the South and to come and make their homes in the North.
We propose to procure farms in any of the above named states for as many of our race as desire, to come North and make their homes among us. We shall give them all the aid in our power, and be only too glad to look them over and see that they obtain all the advantages possible in the respective neighborhoods, until they become accustomed to their new homes and neighbors.
It is our intention in procuring these farms to have them near cities and towns in various states, so as to be convenient to school houses, railroard stations and churches.
The farms of the North differ from those of the South in that they are more compact, better cleared and attended to in general. Being smaller they are easier to care for. About anything that can be raised on farms in the South can be raised in the North.
On these farms are comfortable frame houses, cottage style. Terms of payment will be made to suit.
For further information, Address,
CLIFFORD H. PLUMMER, Esq.,
Manager New England Farm Agency,
60 PEMBERTON SQUARE
PLEASE NOTE REFERENCES:
We, the undersigned Ministers of the City of Boston and vicinity, cordially recommend to those of our race in the Southern States, Lawyer Clifford H. Plummer, the Manager of the New England Farm Agency. He is a man of our race and has their interests at heart: and we recommend those that desire to improve their condition to accept the opportunity presented him.
- REV. J. HORATIO CARTER, Pastor of the Metropolitan Baptist Church, Boston Mass.
- REV. W. H. SCOTT, Pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church, Boston, Mass.
- REV. JESSE HARRELL, Pastor of the Union Baptist Church, Cambridge, Mass.
- REV. P. THOMAS STANFORD, Pastor of the William Lloyd Garrison Memorial Congregational Church, Boston, Mass.
- REV. JOSEPH H. MORGAN, Pastor of the N.E.A.M.E. Church, Chelsea, Mass.
- REV. J.H. WILEY, 14 Kendall Street, Boston, Mass.
- REV. J.R. RANDOLPH, Boston, Mass.
- REV. PETER RANDOLPH, Boston, Mass.
- P.M. HENDERSON, M.D., Boston, Mass.
- REV. J. ALLEN KIRKE, D.D., Boston, Mass.
THE ELECTROPOISE Trade Mark
CURE WITHOUT MEDICINE.
A SIMPLE HOME TREATMENT OF UNEQUALED VALUE, administered by attaching an instrument to the flesh which aids the system to take on oxygen from the atmosphere, to the utmost amount the system can use.
IN SIMPLICITY. Those of ordinary intelligence can use it, even in very serious and severe sickness, like diphtheria, pneumonia, scarlet fever, etc.
IN EFFECTIVENESS. It is always curative and eradicative of disease to a degree never before attained by the highest skill in other methods of treatment in like cases.
NEVER DANGEROUS OR INJURIOUS, as the treatment is simply an assistance to nature to do its work effectively and in its own way.
IT IS A TREATMENT OF THE BLOOD, and by purifying, revitalizing and loading it with Nature’s Nerve Food, ejects disease by removing its causes. It applies of necessity to all diseases as no other treatment ever has.
THE OXYGEN COSTS NOTHING, the price of the instrument being all the expense necessary for years. It can be used by the entire family.
IT IS NOT A NEW THING. It has been in use in New England nearly seven years, and is endorsed by thousands, many of them among the most intelligent and influential citizens.
AS A RESTORATIVE OF VITAL ENERGIES in enfeebled and exhausted physical conditions it has no equal within the limits of human knowledge.
THE ELECTROPOISE IS A DISCOVERY of hitherto unknown effects of well known natural laws, which are always active in the ordinary progress of physical life.
DURING THE SEVEN YEARS that the Electropoise has been before the public, it has been met by criticism and disbelief, which it has answered by facts and cures of the most remarkable and permanent character, and has made its way, step by step, until probably 12,000 persons in New England alone have made use of it with greater or less success, according to the faithfulness and perseverance of using.
THE UNANSWERABLE PROOF of the extraordinary success of this treatment is furnished by the endorsement of its patrons, among whom will be found judges, lawyers, clergymen, physicians, professors, business men, and many others, whose names would be given only on account of exceeding merit.
The following extract is from anan [sic] editorial in the “Christian Witness” of September 3, 1891, by Rev. Dr. McDonald, editor:
“AND NOW, AFTER A YEAR, we have this to say in its favor: (1) We have taken no medicine for the year. (2) All traces of la grippe and our old sunstroke troubles have disappeared, and no symptoms of either remain. Once or twice, from severe overwork, we have found it necessary to hold up for a few days, but in no time for fifteen years have we been better than during the past year.
“We have seen testimonials of most remarkable cures, and they can be seen by calling on the agent, 36 Bromfield street.
“This notice of the ‘Electropoise’ is without solicitation and entirely gratuitous. We do it for the good of the afflicted. We have no personal interest in it, and are not paid for what we say in its favor.”
“I SOUGHT THE AID OF A DOZEN of the best physicians I could find, but they helped me very little. I also tried Compound Oxygen thoroughly, and the electric battery, but they helped me very little. On December 17, 1891, commenced using the Electropoise and continued it about four months. During this time my disabilities were greatly removed. In this course of year from the time I commenced using it, I enjoyed almost perfect health, which has continued to this date. I know persons who were afflicted with quinsy sore throat, rheumatism, general debility, nervous prostration, and liver trouble, who have been greatly helped by it. It have great faith in it.
REV. JOHN H. MANSFIELD. Athol, Mass.
AND HUNDREDS MORE
NO HOME SHOULD BE WITHOUT IT. Send for Book of New England testimonials Free.
L.A. BOSWORTH, 36 BROMFIELD ST., Boston, Mass.
General Agent for the New England States.
M. Elliot, Room 42, Insurance Building, NEW HAVEN, Conn.,
Sole Agent for Connecticut West of Connecticut River.
When you write please mention The Woman’s Era.