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ABOUT WOMEN.

The Canterbury Women’s Institute invite' the co-operation of similar bodies in the colony in approaching the Government for the purpose of obtaining a committee of management composed of an equal number of men and women, chosen on accost of their fitness, to supervise the management of each industrial school in the colony. Xhts Institute feel that in case of misdemeanor on the part of the children the staff should compose a committee of correction, and that married couples are unlikely to give their undivided attention to the children under their charge, and therefore advocate the appointment of women, without domestic, ties, on the staff.”

The coroner’s inquest on the London lady who died from burns inflicted by an explosion of petroleum hairwash has been ad-> journed ia order to procure expert evidence on this dangerous preparation. But quit* enough came out for ladies to take warning; by. The hairdresser himself declared that, even since this terrible accident, other ladle* have come to his shop and begged to have their hair washed and dressed with petroleum. They feel that the effect must be wonderfully fine if the risk is so great. Besides, though' ’ the whole affair is still somewhat of a mystery, there is evidently a working theory of the accident in the mind of the hairdresser, and it is probably shared by his customers. Everybody knows that petroleum is an explosive, and the fact that this hairwash contained it does not seem to bare been concealed. But even an explosive has to be “sent off” by something. Orders were given in this shop to keep all lights away when the hairwash was being used, and M. Kopf seems to suggest that, on this occasion it was the heat of the sun which did the mischief. In fact, he always “disliked the operation on a hot day.” Miss Clara Moidan has offered the governing authorities of St. Hugh’s Hall, Oxford, the Bum of £I,OOO for the endowment of a scholarship that is to bear her name, the only condition attached by the donor being that the winner during her tenure of the scholarship shall have nothing to do with vivisection.

So_many of the women teachers, in the employ of the Dunbar (Pennsylvania, US.) School Board have been getting married of late that the Board found it exceedingly difficult to fill up the vacancies in the staff. Accordingly they have resolved that “ teachers must not make love while employed by the School Board of Dunbar or during school hours, under penalty of dismissal.”

A number of ladies are applying for instruction in dairying in New South wales. The Minister is of the opinion that the Government will soon be warranted in establishing a Women’s Agricultural College, where batter and oheeseniaking, poultry raising, and bee-keeping could be taught. A novel point was the cause of a quarrel in Washington, U.S.A. Under the law for the decoration of the Capitol, each State has the right to set up two statues in Statuary Hall of the Capitol. Utah desired to set up Brigham Young as one of her chosen sons. The ladies of Washington threaten that they will never go hear the hall if the prince of bigamists is represented there.

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ABOUT WOMEN., Evening Star, Issue 10417, 11 September 1897, Supplement

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ABOUT WOMEN. Evening Star, Issue 10417, 11 September 1897, Supplement

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