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TEACHING WHIST AS A PROFESSION.

Seated at a little table writing letters Is the little lady who calls this her office. Miss Wfaeelook Is one of the baaiest women m MUwaufcee, She was the pioneer In the West In establishing a ladles' purchasing age toy, and now sends oat tons of merchandise every month ; she is also one of three ladies m the country who make a business of teaching the game of whist. She Is said to be one of the most brilliant whist players In the United States, and Is a recognised authority oa the subject, having written books on whist for several railroad companies for Issuance m book form. Miss Wheelock is a pleasant-featured, fraillooking little woman j but those who know ber say that she (a' possessed of remarkable pi a ok" and energy. Some years ago she came here from Green Bay and olerked m Chapman's store, While there she conceived the idea of taking a claim m Dakota, and put hor plan into execution, going to that territory with a girl companion, taking a pre-emption and living on the claim for eight months. Upon her return she conceived the plan of a ladles' purohaalng agency, and at onoe proceeded to carry it out. Later she began teaching whist classes, also with remarkable suooess. Though she has been engaged m this odd occupation comlderably less than two years, she has had 193 pupils, and is about to extend her sphere io. this direction, by teaching classes In Chicago twq days In eaoh week. It is undoubtedly largely due to the stlmalas her tea.ob.lng of whist has given to the interest m the game that Milwaukee has become snob a whist centre. The Milwaukee Whist Club Is tho largest m the West, and so Is the Ladles' Whist Club, which will be re -organised this winter, •' MUwwkee frntlßti,' 1 ******* '

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TEACHING WHIST AS A PROFESSION., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2044, 23 January 1889

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TEACHING WHIST AS A PROFESSION. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2044, 23 January 1889

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