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Harold, Ruth, Ralph, and Harvey came to dinner and Blanche Martin was here. Mother lay and slept all day so that I felt very anxious. While we were at dinner Agnes Jones and Mr. & Mrs. Kinney called. Harold & I took a walk in the morning. I rec'd letters from Mrs. Booth, Eliza Buffington and Mrs. Wm. Porter. Wrote to Marin Maltice, Eliza Buffington, Mrs. Packard, Mrs. Frisbee, and Mr. Juemp.
Mother is better today. I went over to New York. I met Miss [Cutting] and Alice [Poinier] Sandford on the cars. First I called on Mrs. Booth. Jennie Hughes is all broken down. Then I went to the Equitable, 120 Broadway and found Sadie Jones. Harry Coxe was too busy to see me! We had luncheon at [Naethings]. Went all over the Equitable. Harold called this afternoon. Wrote Miss Hour. Harold brought me tobacco for Joe. Frank went to Ithaca tonight. The girls began school today.
Mr. Dixon has rec'd a call to the Ruggles St. Church, Boston. We fear he will accept. I wrote to Raymond, Jessica, Cousin Sallie, Lena, Ruth Coe, Aid Society, Lillian Higgins. Lena wrote me about Mrs. Booth's asking me to make the Western trip. They can't spare me.
I called on Mrs. Hollis Gibson and saw little Stanley the only one of the four boys living. Mabel [Healy] called on me, and in the evening she brought Geo. [Lunn] to call.
Mother and I went to take luncheon with Aunt Susan. We met Mrs. Capwell on the way. Took luncheon with Miss James, Auntie Dorothy, & [Regina]. I grew faint at the table. Coming home I stopped at Mrs. Backus (away) & Helen Smiths. Mother came home sick. She could not see Susie Raymond who called. When Mary Benedict called I took her up to see Mother.
This morning Estelle Worcester filled two teeth and cleaned my teeth. I bought my ticket. I went to ask Frank to come to see Mother and called on Mary Sharpe. Rec'd a beautiful letter from Lena telling of of three things that mar me. (1) carelessness in dress. (2) yawning in class. (3) asking questions.
Paid two bills for Mother. Finished Sky Pilot to the family. In the evening Minnie, Will, Harvey, Winifred, Ruth, and I went to spend the evening with the Jones and Grangers. We had cocoa and wafers.
Both Will Todd & Mr. Quick write of the birth of sons. The letter from Will was lovely. He is the same old Will. This is No. 2 [Will] Todd Jr.
One year ago Harold was converted.
Tonight Mr. Dixon meets trustees & deacons.
Mr. Dixon preached this morning from Juo. 14:6. "I am the life". It was a beautiful sermon & he seemed sad. At communion the individual cups were used for the first time. Then Mr. Dixon said he felt that the Boston call was a call or a temptation, he felt he could lead this church no further, he felt crushed & humiliated. "Pray that your pastor or the trustees be converted". We laid out Mr. Hague & Geo. Neidlinger. Harvey came to dinner. I slept & read & wrote Fannie Bates, Lena, Mr. Francis & Smith. After supper, Mr. & Mrs. Jacobs to [tell] of foot powder. I stayed home from church & read Ben Hur to Mother, Bertha & Will.
Harvey came to dinner & supper.
While I was washing dishes a telegram came "We are have a hard fight for baby's life. Pray for us. Marguerite & Rufus". I packed some, went down town, wrote letters, studied etc. Left for Springfield on the 4 oclock train. Helen Keyser, Eliz. Sherwood, Frances Booth, Eliza Buffington, Edana Collins, Bessie Danaday & Martha Boyd were on train. Met Deacon Dunlap & we talked about Mr. Dixon. Found a paper cutter from Mrs. Collins, a pincushion from Mrs. Griffin, a [Rubaiyat] from Esther. They all admire my clothes.
Lena has lovely red suit.
Highland church sends $40 for Mission.
Dr. Hurlburt is dead.
All but Florence Barker returned. She is having terrible time with teeth.
Miss King 25.
This evening called on the Porters. Mathee Gillette was there. Edw. has had an operation on his nose.
Letters from Harold and Rob Bliss.
Prof. Podgorski did not come. Mother rec'd telegram that Dorothy is better but condition critical. Jessica writes that Mr. Bamford spoke of me.
Mr. Dixon has had a relapse. Florence Barker came tonight.
It snowed this afternoon. I took my afternoon out in my room. Slept a very little, began Origins of Species. Went to prayer meeting for the 1st time here in 10 weeks. Then called on Miss Hastings.
I am to leave the school-room at 10 P.M. always.
Mr. Story 25.
Miss King 26.
We walked though it was very slippery.
I studied all the evening. The girls ate sugar cane and read. They have spoken of Mr. Broughton if Mr. Dixon goes. He & Mrs. Dixon are ill with grippe.
I read Outlook reading nearly all day. Went down town this afternoon. Spent a long time at Johnson's reading Forgotten Children's Books, Mrs. Stetsons "Concerning Children" & talking with Mr. Schenck. Came home to find Miss P. distressed for fear I had been to Joe's. Harvey Haile has variolous & I must not go to Joe's for some weeks!
Dr. Moxom is quite ill with the grippe. Edw. Appletons friend preached.
Juo 1:13 Sons of God not
(1) by blood - heredity
(2) will of flesh - strong will
3. will of man - education
(4) but of God.
I was re-vaccinated & I wrote again to Joe that I can't go probably for a month.
Began Phillips Brooks Life. Slept.
Long walk this evening. Edana was snappy when I said her dress was too high.
Sassy letter from E.M.S. Outlook class. Dr. Moxom is nervously ill. Mr. Story 26.
We do not know where Prof. Podgorski is.
Miss Gruyer made me go out of school room & Miss P. said I acted cross.
Eve. We made chlorine gas.
Nice letter from Joe. Harold called at Oxford St. Sunday night.
Miss King 27.
Prof. Podgorski did not come. I took my day out & went with Miss Porter & Lena to College Club by Smith girls in Memorial Parish House. Miss Jordan spoke on Problem of College graduate. Told of Father's [Silent] Time & Miss Avery letting physicians experiment on her for [cancer]. [She] takes no anaesthetic. Came home with Laura [Malton].
Mr. Story 27. Analysis class. Prayer-meeting topic. Answers to prayer. Saw Joe there. I had taken his tobacco to Mrs. Sweet's.
This evening Ethel Van Deusen came. The girls made candy. Their best was [Pinuche]. 1 cup cream, 2 cups sugar. When done stir in nuts.
Miss King 28.
I read "Origin of Species" nearly all day. Bitter cold.
Prof Gening 2 Cor. 3:18. Spiritual Insight.
Needed by all men.
Adapted to all men.
The [mirror] is Gods Word. We see our silent self & [Xt] Christ.
By gazing we grow into that image.
We brought him home to dinner. I slept & read Phillips Brooks.
Queen Victoria is dying.
Mr. Story 28.
Mr. Alexander writes that Joe is nearly starving & wants to give up mission. Mr. Dixon may stay in Brooklyn.
Miss King 29.
I broke two Florence flasks today.
Queen Victoria died this morning.
Mother sent a lovely letter from Marguerite. Dorothy had pneumonia. She had two doctors & two nurses. Dr Babcock came several times a day and once at 5 A.M.
Ellen Whites sister Mrs. Hamm came. Some news about Dobbs Ferry.
Miss P. has taken girls to hear [Lembrock].
Rec'd from Mr. Buck a check for $190.16 for Meredith [Sharp]. $45 goes to Lena & $145.16 remains with me.
Spent afternoon shopping. Long walk with Mr. Schenck.
Good prayer-meeting. Joe was there & wants me back. Mrs. Martinsens mother Mrs. Adams is dead.
Mr. Story 29.
Hilda Johnston went to New York, Florence Howland to New Haven, Marg. Carter, Mary Cutler and Miss Gruyer to Boston.
We danced & played Crokinole.
Miss King 30.
Finished Origin of Species & All the North Am. Miss Berensen gave her first fencing lesson.
Mr. Cooper gave and excellent Y.M.C.A. talk. I was the only teacher that heard it. Miss Porter disapproves. After dinner I went to see Mrs. Bartlett & Josie & we talked. Read Phillips Brooks Life and slept.
Mr. Story 30.
Outlook class. We discussed Darwin's "Origin of Species"
Miss King 31.
We went to the cemetery & it was coated with ice. I thought I'd have to stay until spring!
An alarming letter from Minnie. Mother is having violent pain, [gravel], vomiting.
Lizzie has come to Eaton. They thought Cousin Lizzie was dying.
I went with Josie Bartlett to an Orpheus concert. The others went to a lecture on Paul Revere's Ride.
Mr. Fisher - violin (1).
Mr. Story 31. He had an extra analysis class & answered questions. I spent about 1 1/2 hrs in library reading Eng. H.
Very happy because Minnie writes more hopefully of Mother. She has had another attack of pain, but nurse gave a [hypertensive]. Harold came.
Prayer-meeting. Saw Joe and Mr. Chamberlain. Gave Joe Mr. Reed's dollar.
Miss King 32.
Minnie writes that Mother is much better but is not allowed to sit up or take solid food.
The girls got mad because they were not allowed to take chem. exam.
This evening the girls sewed on costumes for next Friday.
Miss Berensen (2). I walked up with Marion.
Minnie writes that Juo says Mother's head is affected. Corrected papers all day.
Communion. No word from Mother. Went back to Mission but did not lead. Joe got mad at Mr. English. Two men converted.
Called on Mrs. Bartlett & met "Uncle [Milton]" & wife.
Made very happy by a letter note from my darling Mother.
Mr. Story 32.
Miss King 33.
I went over to see Mrs. Bartlett & she told me of her courtship.
Last day of the term. We worked all the evening on reports & I got to bed at 4:30 A.M. Elizabeth went with Laura [Malton] to the Charity Ball.
Mr. Story 33.
Mr. Fisher 2.
Last day of term. We had essays, poetry & two French plays.
I tried to work in the labratory but was not very succesful.
Miss King 34.
Rec'd a dollar from Harold for Joe.
Girls had masquerade historical ball.
Florence Barker went to N.Y.
Miss Berensen (3).
I walked up with Marion. The girls, Miss Gruyer & I went in a big sleigh to the Pierces. Had popcorn, nuts, chocolate, apples. I sat with Mr. Shaw coming home & we talked about his drinking, not being a [Xn] Christian, son, dead daughter, etc.
Dr. Moxom preached solemn sermon about salt losing its savor.
Joe was ill. I had full charge, spoke of Alpha & Omega. Good meeting. I saw that Mr. Leach's brother-in law was converted.
Took tea with Mrs. Bartlett. Didn't walk. Met Florence Barker.
Mr. Story 34.
Outlook class. Lena heard of her mother's death.
Miss King 35.
Mr. Norton is dead.
Martha Boyd took her first music lesson.
Lena went to her mother's funeral.
Elizabeth is at the Nortons.
Lieut. Gov. Haile dead.
Mr. Story (35).
Mr. Norton's & Mrs. Bostick [...] today.
Mrs. Packard and I did not go to Lida Prescott Childs reception.
Mr. Fisher (3).
Lena came back.
Reverse party at the [Brogins]. Very funny.
Miss King 36.
Mr. Clark's ([Waverly]) house burned down.
Miss Berensen (4).
Read Outlook. Called to see Mrs. Porter about Edw's practising.
A.M. Miss Moffat spoke in the South Church for the Home Missionary Society. She told of work in cities & rural districts.
I read Phillip Brooks & slept. About 40 or 50 at mission. I spoke on Jesus the Sin bearer. I Peter 2:24. Went to see Mr. Hubbell who is to lead tonight.
Mr. Story (36)
Went down town for music, rubbers, etc.
Gertrude Burleigh has an honor & Clara Reed honorable mention.
Miss King 37.
Miss Porter questioned the girls about communicating.
Lena and Marion went to Chatham & returned. Quite a discussion as to whether Eliz. or I should go to College Club to hear Mr. Turner read a story. Eliz. went. I studied "Pulleys" for nearly 2 1/2 hrs & now I do not understand them.
Marg. writes that Dorothy weighs 10 lbs. 4 oz.
Mr. Story 37
Mr. Fisher 4.
Frank is conditioned in chemistry.
Called on Berenice Taylor, Richard Quick and 1 mo. Mrs. Hubbell (out) & Laura [Malton].
Read Phillips Brooks. I went to prayer-meeting.
Miss King 38.
Percy Barker came today to see Florence.
Finished 1st vol. of Phillips Brooks & all my reading.
Miss Berensen (5).
Ruth Richardson is 24.
A.M. Dr. Moxom on Matt 5.
The growing materialism in this age.
Over 30 in the mission & collection of 2.17.
A man half drunk who once boarded with Mr. [Odd] seemed converted.
I walked alone with the girls.
Called on Miss Emerson and Jennie Barrows.
Mr. Story 38.
Outlook class. I had read every word. I recited [very] fully on vol. 1 of Phillips Brooks.
Miss King 39.
Rec'd a touching letter from Prof. Podgorski. His last request is that I will take supper with him Thursday night but I can't, & I had to write him so.
Wonderful concert by Harold Bauer.
Mr. Story 39.
Mf. Fisher 5.
[Adamowski] is ill so, the concert is postponed.
Beautiful prayer-meeting. I am ashamed that I have thought so much of Tuesdays letter. I scared them by staying at the Sweets. Joe said to Mr. Ray "The Lord never sent me no [fa...], nor no man nor no wheel nor no crank to turn it."
Miss King 40.
We attended Ernest [Seton]-Thompsons's lecture on Wild Animals.
Bessie Canady has gone to N.Y. Florence Howland to Conway.
Miss Berensen (6).
Studied all day. Eliz. & I went to Wellesley meeting at McDuffey school & met Katharine Lee Bates.
Washed head & read Outlook in the evening.
Mr. Hahn "Faithful in little faithful in much".
At South Ch. communion changed to A.M. also the Bible class again. About 50 in the Mission about 10 from Highland church sang & each spoke. One said he was like a thief & took more than he brought. Woman asked prayers & a man on his way to Boston. I hope Chandler will be baptized. Mr. Parsons, Miss Linch & I called on Mr. Brown dying of [d...] & we prayed with him.
Met Mr. & Miss Bateman & Miss Merrill in the street today.
Mr. Story 40.
Mother writes that Minnie is at the point of breaking down with nervous prostration. Bertha has a bad throat.
McKinley was inaugerated today, his 2nd term.
Florence Howland returned from Conway. I took Ella White to Miss Mason's.
Miss King 41.
Chemistry in the afternoon. In the evening I met Bessie Canady & then called to see Mrs. Sweet about Joe & the S. [Amer]. Then I met the School at the High School concert by Gabrilowitch pianist. He did not specially please us.
Elizabeth has gone to sleep at the Nathan Bills with Laura Malton.
Lena & I went to Miss Pierce's to a branch meeting of Intercollegiate Alum. Ass. Address by Miss Wooley Pres. of South Hadley on University life in England & Scotland.
Miss Porter has gone to May [Craw's] wedding.
Margaret Carter and I went up to the Adamowski concert for Prof. Podgorski. Met T. Adamowski. He invited us to a Bohemian supper but we returned on the 10.10 train & ate crackers & bananas up stairs.
Mr. Story 41.
Mr. Fisher 6.
Miss King ill so did not come. I read this evening & played word game a few minutes with Hilda.
Miss Berensen ill & so did not come. It rained all day.
A.M. Read Outlook
P.M. Holyoke reception by Mrs. Merriam at Bliss St. home. Went to Johnsons & talked with Mr. Schenck about Mission etc.
Miss Bower of Mt. Holyoke said she often went to Father's Life to see his picture.
Eliz. Gruyer has told Miss P. she may not come back.
Dr. Moxom "Fitness for the Kingdom"
Went again into the Bible class. Then took a hurried sleep.
About 30 in the mission. Spoke on coming out boldly II Cor. 5:18.
Called on Mr. Brown. He wants people to pray.
Ella White came back. We went to bed early.
Miss Porter & Lena went to a lecture invited by Mrs. Ralph Ellis. It was on the Grand [Canon].
Mr. Story 42.
Fanny has grippe.
I took Edana to the chiropodists.
Miss King has grippe & did not come.
[...] 1/2 [hours].
[Egglist] [Ref. Hat.]
[Mudson] I [Great].
Mr. Story 42.
Mr. Fisher 7.
Took tea with the Hahns.
Miss King 42. (?)
Miss Berensen (7).
Florence Howland went to Amherst & Marg. Carter to Boston.
Dr. Moxom's talk on Prayer.
A good meeting. Young people from smith St. there. One young woman converted.
Called on my sick man Mr. Brown.
Went to station for Florence Howland, but she was not there.
Mr. Story 44.
Miss King 43.
Mr. Story 45.
Mr. Fisher 8.
Lay on the bed & read Phillips Brooks.
Prayer-meeting. Mr. [Maphister] spoke of [western] practices in India.
Miss King 44.
Played with Florence Howland & Marg. Carter & then played Crokinole with Helen Keyser.
Miss Berensen 8.
Finished Phillip Brooks & read lots of Outlook.
Took girls to Dr. Moxom's class but he forgot to come.
A colored women has small pox and I can't go to the Mission. Went to church to tell Joe but he wasn't there. I sent word by Mr. Leach.
I read "Bishop's Shadow" & called on Miss Emerson who was ill & couldn't see me. Then called on the Hastings. Rained so we did not walk.
Mr. Story 46.
Last Outlook class. We discussed Phillips Brooks vol II. Mrs. Hubbell was here invited me to tea next Monday.
Rec'd good letter from Joe, (Mr. Alexander.) My young woman convert of Mar. 17 is doing well.
Miss King 45.
Miss Berenesen 9. I took Bessie Canady to Library & Art museum. My first visit to the latter place.
Mrs. Reeve writes they are expecting a little [stranger] in June. Winifred may be [named] in July.
My day out. I went shopping, staid at Johnsons. I called on Mr. Brown and found he had died at 10. As they did not want me to see Joe I went to Mr. Hubbell's prayer meeting. He outlined Passion [Week].
Lovely letter from Harold. He thinks his salvation wonderful.
Mr. Story 47.
Miss King 46.
The girls made maple sugar. I went to a prize contest at the American French college.
Miss Berensen was not here. Hilda passed her examination on the [Maridian] Law. I do not feel well. Telephoned Dr. Stibbries & took paregoric. Took Ella White up on cars to her aunts. We went to hear Dr. Moxom in "Growth in Grace". Used the new hymn-book.
Mary Cutler's mother came and I gave her my room. Elizabeth Gruyer is to stay with a salary of $700.
Lovely letter from [Morsie].
Dr. Moxom Luke 19:44. "Thou knowest not the time of thy visitation".
Tragedy of Life.
1. Lost Opportunities
Remained to Bible class.
Mrs. Cutler left after dinner. I slept as I couldn't go to Joe's. Called on Miss Hastings. Laura [Malton] was here so we didn't walk.
Call from Mr. & Miss Bateman.
The college girls came to luncheon.
I went down town, got money of Mr. Reed. Went to bank.
Evening. Took supper at Mr. Hubbell's. We talked of Harold and of Joe.
Mr. Story 48.
Miss King 47.
Mrs. Boyd telegraphs Martha to go to Europe.