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Mdlle Pascal, who has just been installed as assistant doctor at the lunatic asylum of Clermont de l'Oise, France, is the first woman to hold such an appointment.

In the street of Borne which bears the name of General Garibaldi, and quite near the statue erected to him in that city» the Mefhodist Girls' Home School is situatedIt is interesting to hear that Miss Italia Garibaldi, the granddaughter of the great patriot, has just been, appointed head of the school

Miss L. E. C. Smith, sister of the Rev J. H..C. Sriuth, curate of All Saints', Southpoxt, ha 3 received a " call " to an important Congregational church. If she accepts the offer she will be the first lady ' minister in the Congregational Church. Miss Smith has had a brilliant career as a missioner. in Glasgow, and holda several diplomas. >

Some women who have realised the value of a know-ledge of practical trunk-packing have made a profession of it. One woman has neatly-printed cards which give her name and address, and state that she is a professional trunk-packer and for haw much her services can be obtained. Since she adopted this . mode of making a living she declares that she has found all that she can do, and is considered as invaluable by many wealthy women who have choice things which they do not even care to entrust to the hands of a maid. . . # .

Madame Jusselin has been elected as a commercial magistrate in Paris. We have lady lawyers in Paris, but a lady magistrate is a novelty. Madame Jusselfn is a dressmaker, and won her seat by a large majority. "In the course of last year," x she said, "the ' prud'hommes ' tried 793 cases in which women were concerned. Don't you think they ought to have a woman on the bench?" The " prud'hommes " are commercial magistrates of a special tradesmen's court which tries disputes between employers and employees.

Mrs Evans, of Richmond (London), claims that she is the only Englishwoman entitled to wear the Alnva, Balaclava /and Inkerman medals. A concession to wear the medals was granted her on the death of her husband, who had belonged to the 4th (King's Own) Begiment. Mrs Evans was often under fire during the Crimean War. She used frequently to carry her husband's gun on the march, and regularly went down to the trenches with him to break the long watches. She now receives a pension of 5s a week from the Patriotic Fund.

An elderly Prussian woman, calling herself Lady de Maier, has been receiving some attention in New York. She, is a fire worshipper, and i aher room is a golden, calf, alongside which she keeps a fire burning night and day. She has fed the flames not only with wood and coal, but hex children's clothes, and even picture hats and choice viands. Her' daughters say their mother boasts that she will live for ever, guarded by the spirits of Washington, Lincoln, Grant and M'Kinley. The lady has independent means, writes weird poetry, and was once is fe lunatio asylum, but escaped.

It is the wish of the Czarina— as far as. she can wish anything very much in her serveless condition — to pay England a visit this year. "When the Bishop of London was. accorded an interview with her Imperial Majesty some months ago, she referred again and again to "dear old England," and told how her feeling for the , country had remained unchanged. It is hoped that the Czarina may be able to bring her little girls with her when shevfrarels; but if she cornea accompanied by the Czar, the law of the oountrV does not permit of her son, thet Czarevitch, leaving Russia at the Bams time.

■Germany is th» only part of the Continent that the Princess of Wales cares about, and she often declares that she enjoys herself more ■when located at Marlborough House than anywhere eke. A Httie time ago she was talking wrffi a group of her intimate friends, when the question of the best placet in which to spend a holiday came under discussion. Several localities were mentioned, and her Royal Highness was at length appealed to. "I prefer London to spend a holiday in," she answered. The Princess loves to .explore ancient buildings, and ia fax more happy than when travelling through the most lovely scenery.

He frail health of the aged Emperor of Anstria dr»w» the eyes of Europe on hia heir, the Archduke Frtmz Ferdinand. The independent character of the Archduke has been demonstrated in many ways, especially by his morganatio marriage with the amiable and excellent lady who bears the title of Countess of Eochberg. Devoted as the Archduke is to hia wife, he is unable to alter the laws of succession in favour of their children. The next heir »»iter Mm, then, is the Archdnke Charles Franz, a young man of twentyone. It is an open secret that the Archduke Franz Ferdinand and the Kaiser, who are firm friends, hare in view a marriage between the Archduke Charles Franz and the Kaiser's only daughter, Princess Louise Victoria. The only obstacle in the difference in religion. The Austrian Royal Family is Catholic

The evolution of the charming but unbookish dairymaid of old into the scientific dairy-farmer of the present day is strikingly demonstrated by the number and success of the women sfudents who throng the halls of the British Dairy Institute at Reading. The taste for British-made cheeses, in place of those formerly imported from the Continent, has lately increased in England, and much of {he work at Reading is connected with, cheese-making. Both in this and in buttermaking:, with bacteriology and other laboratory work attached, women are proving themselves eminently fitted for the dairying 1 diplomas awaxdfed at the end of two years' study. The Institute does not accommodate students, but there are two halls of residence, with extensive grounds, within easy distance, where women students find a good homer during the course.

The -wife of flfce disfcinguishecl sculptor, Sir Gtcrge Frampton, upon -whom the yfag Has just conferred the honour 6f knighthood, is 'herself an artist, apd studied witl her husband in the schools of the Royal Academy. She has frequently exhibited, but . always in her maiden name, and it Is as Miss Christabel Cockerell that Bhe must be sought for in the catalogues of the Royal Academy and the New Galkry. Lady Frampton models occasionally, and in intensely interested in the branch of art practised by her husband, but her own successes have been gained as a painter of portraits of children and child-life, and of landscapes. One of the most interesting: of her smaller pictures was the study exhibited at the New Gallery a few years ago of the interior of a room, showing her husband seated by a window, modelling, and watched attentively by his little son. That son at a still earlier age and Lady Frampton her~self. were the originals of the "Mother and Child" which was one of the works by which Sir George Frampton was represented *t the recent Franco-British Exhibition,

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WOMAN'S WORLD. Star, Issue 9454, 30 January 1909

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