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WORKING WOMEN OS’ NEW YORK.
Some of the Many Ways in Which They
Earn o Living.
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New York, Oct. 23. (“Does it grow
grow harder or easier for a woman to earn
her living ?’
I have put this question in various quar
ters within a few days past and business
men and women, employers of women and
women employed, have given me curious and
valuable information as regards the situa
tion in New York.
October sees an influx of young women
into the city. The business, as one might
call it without exaggeration, the business
revolution —that, has made something more
than 50 per cent, of the army of people at
work in the dry goods stores women, that
has made a quarter part of all the telegraph
operators in the country women, that has
made from a fifth to a sixth of the New York
typesetters women, that has made more than
half the typewriters women, that has made
feminine faces familiar as clerks, bookkeep
ers, secretaries and even errand girls in the
larger counting rooms, in the general offices
and in the lawyers’ chambers keeps up the
migration the year round, but the move
ment cityward is most decided in the fall.
Women come from all parts of the country
to earn their living, to seek their fortunes in
New York. How much of a fortune they
are likely to find is the point I have tried to
The Western Union Telegraph Company
is one of the large employers of women in
New York, and Mr. Brennan, the assistant
manager of the main operating room, very
kindly answered tile questions which 1 put
to him. Mr. Brennan is a man of long ex
perience in telegraphy, and probably no
more catholic judge of the work or * the
prospects of the women operators could be
High up above the roofs and many of the
towers of the city, so high that the hustle of
Broadway is dwarfed into the evolutions of
industrious pigmies, some 500 men and
women sit side by side, each at an electrical
machine connected with a wire that feeds
the pulse of the world outside. Messenger
girls are skipping this way and that up and
down the long aisles, and the electric car
riers overhead are laden with messages to
be sent out, messages received and messages
to be placed on file.
‘‘We have hereabout 150 women opera
tors,” said Mr. Brennan in answer to an in
quiry about the proportion of women to the
number of men employed. “There are fifty
other women, perhaps, engaged as clerks or
accountants, making 200 in all attached to
this room. In any of the smaller telegraph
offices about the city you are more likely to
find a woman in charge than a man.
Throughout the country, in the railroad
service the case is different, because the
railroad telegraph offices are often owned
jointly by the telegraph and railroad com
panies and a man is employed as operator
nnd ticket seller or freight agent at once
But even taking the disqualification in this
class of offices into account the proportion
of women in the United States is nearly one
to four. As this company has 14,000 offices
and not far from 10,000 operators it follows
that we have more than 3,000 women in our
era ploy. ”
“How about their efficiency and the pros
pects for their future, and do you find
women easy to deal with from a business
point of view?’
“As to their industry and regularity of
work there is little to choose between them
and the men,” was the reply. “I should say
that the women had the better will, the men
the better ability to perform. A man mav
be at the very door ready for his day’s work
■when he meets a friend and goes off without
notice for a day’s spree. A woman will
never do that, but if she is detained at home
sick the results to us are the same. For
their efficiency some women make excellent
operators, hut women do not average as
■well as men. We cannot often put them on
the heavier lines.”
“Women as a role show less ability than
“Probably, though that does not follow
necessarily. Women have not been in the
business as long, and many of them are
younger than the men. Women have not
shown any aptitude yet for the best paying
parts of the business. There are first-class
operators on telegraphic machines among
women, but for testing for faults, trying
circuits or delicate experimentation of any
sort they have no liking.”
“And their pay ?’
“From S4O to S6O a month. It takes a
woman extraordinarily expert to earn SBO.
It amounts to about two-thirds the wages
received bv a man of substantially the same
ability. The difference is made partly, no
doubt, because we cannot call on them for
“Do the telegraphic schools amount to
“A great many of them amount to noth
ing. They guarantee positions, but they
can’t fit a girl for one. The Cooper Union
school is a good one. ”
“Where do your operators come from,
“We make them right here. Those little
messenger girls—‘pickups’ we call them—
practice every day at the dinner hour. They
all aspire to be ojierators and before one
knows it they get the business down fine.”
The Western Union does not separate its
women from its men in any way. They
work side by side, each woman in the ope
rating room having probably at one time or
another been neighbor to every man. No
evil consequences from the joint employ
ment of the sexes are reported, hut, on the
contrary, it proves an excellent practical
education for the women. Wages have no
apparent upward tendency, and while some
of the best operators arc making a good
living, the general opening for women is
not as good, probably, as in some other
MORE WOMEN ARE EMPLOYED
by the dry goods houses than in any single
Occupation, excluding domestic service and
factory labor, in the citv. Mr. Moore, the
Superintendent of Ridleys’, the largest
shopping house on the east side, when ap
pealed to for information told me that of
the 2,400 employes of the firm rather more
than 00 per cent, are women, and the pro
portion is increasing. A majority of the
departments of the store are in charge of
women, with other women as their assist
ants. Women are employed as huyers in a
few departments and some perform the du
ties of floor walkers, though this ordinarily
involves too much fatigue.
Iu reply to my questions as to the satis
faction given by the work of women and
the possibility of employing them in respon
sible iiositions, I was informed that the
amount of business seuse nnd practical
ability displayed by many saleswomen was
something surprising. They were quite as
bright as men and not infrequently did I let
ter work. They could not handle dross
goods which were too heavy for them, ami
there were some departments in which
women customers seemed to have insupera
ble objections to being waited on by their
own sex, hut in most fines m which femi
nine taste was called into requisition they
were decidedly letter hands to employ.
Their health was generally good ami they
were regular in their work. Sometimes
they had little notion of business ways or
business ideas on entering the establishment,
hut it was interesting to see how the best of
them developed mentally, growing and
broadening every year that they remained
in active employ. Standing behind the
counter did not lies troy tneir feminine aspi
rations, and when they married, ns many of
them did, there had been scores of instances
in which the wife’s previous training had
served her in good stead. She would go
into business as her husband’s active part
ner, open a fancy store and flourish might
ily. ft was not a rare thing for a shop girl
to have a good head. There might lie limits
to their usefulness and to the positions in
which they could lie placed, but those limits
had not been reached yet.
One of the largest of New York shopping
houses employs a woman ns responsible
cashier. Taking it all in all the cnance of
promotion and of good pay offered a capa
ble woman inn dry goods store is far greater
than the. customary tales of the hardships of
shop girls would lead a person to suppose.
The ordinary saleswoman's wages are low
enough, but genuine business ability will
tell as quickly as anywhere else. There are
many women, so 1 find by actual inquiry in
the larger houses who are paid S2O a week,
some who are jiaid $25, some S3O, mid some
who can buy for an important department
or who arc employed as dressmaking or
millinery designers who get considerably
more. The shop girl, if she is a bright girl,
has a chance.
“women make better typewriters
than men and quite as good stenographers,”
said Miss Mary L. Seymour, Miss Seymour
has six offices and employs great numbers
of women. She was her elf outs of the first
women in the country to enter the business,
is a fine sample of a successful business
woman and speaks with authority.
“What is the prospect fora young woman
in the profession?’ she was asked. “How
many in the city pui sne it and are the wages
increasing or the reverse?’
“Tiie pay for really competent women is,
if anything, increasing. The best stenog
raphers and typewriters are in great de
mand and many more could easily find em
ployment. Probably 1,000 women are regu
larly employed in this city alone and many
more throughout the country. I should say
sls a week might be fair average pay,
though many competent operators get less,
chiefly from lack of business training and a
proper appreciation of their real value, and
others got more. Twenty dollars, $25 and S3O
a week ore not out of the reach of really in
telligent women. But there is a large num
ber of young girls who have not perfected
themselves in the art who are willing to
work for almost nothing, and these girls cut
down the price for poor work to absurd
figures. But, as I said, good operators can
command good pay. As an almost univer
sal rule, too, they are courteously treated by
“Would it pay a finely educated woman,
a college graduate, for instance, to learn
typewriting and stenography instead of
“I should think so, decidedly. General
intelligence, common sense, good education
and a pleasant bearing commend a woman
for employment quite as much as manual
skill. Only well-educated, intelligent women
reach the more highly paid places. Let nte
give you an instance. I had a very apt
pupil whom I placed with a publishing
house at $8 or $lO a week. Some months
after I sent her to another place for sl2.
Not long after that her wages were raised
to sls rather than let her go, and she is now
employed by one of the foremost law firms
in the city and making, I should say, nearly
$2,500 a year. That is an exceptional case,
of course, but a woman who attends to
business and is quick and intelligent can
always do well. If she doesn’t it is because
of lack of business training.
“About the time. Some jieople think the
typewriter is a simple thing to learn, but
they are mistaken. It needs study and
practice. In six months an intelligent girl
can learn to take a place as amanuensis. A
reporting stenographer—one who can take
long addresses verbatim —is a very different
matter. It takes years of practice to be
come equal to that.”
“In general, then, there is plenty of work
for competent women?’
THE YOUNG MEN’S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION
found employment last year for more than
1,200 women, and, fairly settled in its fine
new substantial building on East Fifteenth
street, is helping a far larger number to self
support this year. At its employment bu
reau I was told that the prospects for an
intelligent woman to earn a comfortable
livelihood were never so encouraging as
now. “We have incapables to deal with
often,” it was said, “and as competition in
every line grows brisker every day the lot
of incapables becomes more and more hard.
The greatest obstacle in the path of women
is their own lack of business habits and
ways. But a practical business woman is
appreciated and has a good field of work.”
“You send out a great many stenogra-
Chers and typewriters, do you not! Is that
“Badly, for the kind of girl whose lack
of general knowledge is a trial to the man
she works for. It is an excellent business
for the girl who knows something. Many
business men prefer to employ women be
cause business secrets are safer with them.
They don’t care to take advantage of a
pointer by a deal on the Stock Exchange.”
“How about dressmakers and seam
“There is more work for them than
women to do it A woman who can do
plain sewing nicely can earn $1 50 every
working day in the year. If she can do
fine sewing tor children she can make $2 or
even $2 50. A family dressmaker who can
cut and fit has her $2 50, $3 or $3 50 a day.”
“What becomes of the starvation rates of
the sewing women, then?’
“The women who do the slop work for the
jobbers are not usually skilled laborers.
Some of them can do good work and are
kept on short commons because of their
lack of practical education. They don’t
know that they might as well have better
wages, and don’t know how to put them
selves into communication with people who
are suffering tor lack of seamstresses and
are ready to pay tor them. But most of
the tenement house workers can do nothing
but take a set of garments all prepared for
them and run up a seam on each exactly
alike from No. 1 to No. 50. You can do
nothing for them but put them into shops
where there may be sewing under direction
of a sort that they can do. Skilled seam
stresses command good pay.”
“THERE ARE ABOUT 600 WOMEN
who set type in New York.”
This was the reckoning of a proofreader
of long experience.
“Is it, as things go, a good trade tor a
woman, and how are the wages?’
The prosperity of the typographical union
has been a go' id thing for women, so I was
informed. Typesetters are men of sufficient
intelligence to know that the principal dan
ger to be feared from the competition of
women comes from their lower rates of
wages, and so it comes about that, whereas
in non-union offices a difference of several
cents per 1,000 cnis is frequently made be
tween the pay of the sexes, in union offices
they stand on the same footing and a de
cided gain thus accrues to the feminine
members of the force.
Intelligent women make good typesetters,
hut their reputation as workmen, in news
paper cilices at least, does not, I find, equal
the average of the men. The proportion of
women employed is, however, small and an
accurate judgment not easily reached.
Women are not employed on morning pa
pers, which are set at night, and not exten
sively on afternoon papers. Newspaper
men say they cannot hurry. Their work is
mostly for the weeklies, for magazines and
on hooks, departments much less well paid
than newspaper work. It takes nimble fin
gers to make sl3 a week on the Century ,
the same diligence being worth to a woman
jierhaps $lB on an afternoon paper. The
plums of the business are out of women’s
reach, good men on n morning daily not in
frequently making S3O a week.
One of the objective points of the woman
who aims to be self-supporting when she
finds herself in New York is the Woman's
Art School of Cooper Union of which Mrs.
Susan N. Carter is in charge. Graduates of
this school, so I was informed upon inquiry,
have no difficulty in finding paying posi
tions. Since May, 1886, seventeen places
have been taken as teachers in schools and
seminaries, including such institutions as
Wellesley College, Mount Holyoke Semi
nary, Norfolk College, Va.: Normal Col
lege, Omaha; Superintendent of Schools,
Lmg Branch, etc. One recent graduate is
earning $2,500 a year, two others have con
stant employment in decorative work from
a leading New York firm' 1 and have taken
SI,OOO orders. One hundred and twenty-six
graduates report tboir earnings tor the past
year as $22,683, which Mrs. Carter t hinks is
probably not over hulf the actual amount.
The great difficulty with the school is the
lack of money to enlarge the scope of
its work. The free school cannot accommo
date more than 250 and turns uwav almost
double that, number evory year. Would-be
pupils apply years ahead. Four women
made application in 1885 tor admission in
188;*. Peter Cooper’s idea was a grand one
but more money is wanted to carry it out. I
THE MORNING NEWS: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1887.
I have made few inquiries as to factory
labor, but what I have leiumctj gives me the
impression that wherever men predominate
in number the condition of women employes
is improving. Wherever women predomi
nate there is little change. This means
simply that trades unions may reduce the
hours of labor, benefitting women incident
ally. Women's unions, when tney exist,
arc not commonly strong enough to accom
“THE APPEALS TO US FOR HELP
are increasing; not falling off.”
This was the reply at the office of the
Working Women's Protective Union when
I put my question as to the present condi
tion of the workingWhifnen of the city.
The Protective Union, now in its twenty
fourth year, is an organization whose object
is the legal protection of workingwomen
from imposition. It is unique in its work
ings and has done an incalculable amount
of good. It has, so its records show, inves
titrated nearly 11,000 complaints on the part
of working girls of fraud regarding’ their
wages. It has furnished employment to
50,Ut)0 applicants, has collected sums rang
ing from 50c. to S3OO for otherwise helpless
women tor worn done and not paid tor, and
lias answered over 300,000 applications, all
“The calls upon us last year were more in
number than ever before. No, that does
not mean any increase of distress among
workingwomen. The average amount col
lecte 1 for each applicant was a trifle larger
than usual, which might mean a trifle better
wages promised. The greater number of
applications probably means nothing more
than that with every yearour work becomes
better known, and women who before felt
themselves defenseless now come to us for
help. The condition of workingwomen is
probably itupro\ ing, but it will he long be
fore there cease to be hundreds in need of
the help we give.”
The general outlook for self-dependent
women in all lines is probably better than
it ever was before. Business habits and at
tention to health are t,hetwo great needs.
Asa very bright girl who is earning good
wages puts it, “As fast as we learn to do
something that somebody wants done, and
stop trying to carry the drawing room into
the office, we get on very well.”
Eliza Putnam Heaton.
VENUS POINT LIGHT.
What Lightkeeper Campbell has to
Say About It.
Savannah, Ga., Oct. 22.— Editor Morn
ing News: In the issue of your paper of
Oct. 17, there was an article headed “Lights
Still Neglected.” It appears therein that
Inspector Lamberton investigated the man
ner in which the Savannah river lights
were attended to, and his report to the
Light House Board is also published. In
reference to the Venus Point light he said,
“Mr. Campbell who has charge of Venus
Point range, does not live on Tybee Island,
and does not employ negroes about the sta
tion.” Your paper made the following
comment thereon: “Campbell’s family lives
at Tybee, and he spends a good deal
of his time there; if be does not employ the
negroes then he gets work out of them for
nothing.” Mr. Lamberton is a careful, con
scientious and respectable inspector, and his
report, founded on facts, should remove the
impression endeavored to be created by your
paper. In addition to his report I desire to
say that I have been a resident of Savannah
for thirty-five years, and in all my
public and private relations have been
honest and faithful. Since I took
charge of Venus Point light I have
performed all the duties connected there
with, and have never neglected the same.
While my family does live on Tybee Island
I assert, without the fear of contradiction,
that Ido not live there. I have not visited
my family in three months. I have never
employed negroes to assist me, nor have I
gotten work out of them for nothing.
Keeper of Venus Point Light.
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our annual viglt to the Northern
markets this year we have added many
now’ Delicacies, and now offer a stock which for
its variety and excellency of goods cannot be
surpassed South. Our prices will l>e satisfac
tory. and the best attention given to all who
favor us with a cull or their patronage.
A. M. & (I, W. WEST.
COTTON SEED WANTED,
Per Bushel (sl2 per ton) paid for good
Delivered in Carload Lots at
Southern Cotton Oil Cos. Mills
Price subject to change unless notified of ac
ceptance for certain quantity to Is* shipped by a
future date. Address nearest mill as above.
To Mill Men
Softens Leather and Makes Rubber Belting
This Grease effectually prevents slipping, ren
der* the belts adhesive, heavy and pliable and
will add on** i hird to the power of the belt.
Its use enables tho belt to be ruu loosj and
have same power.
—FOR BALE BY—
DALE, DIXON & CO..
J. W. TYNAN
and m inv others,
GRAIN AND HAY.
Rust Prooi Seed Oats
Keystone Mixed Feed,
HAY and GRAIN,
17:3 HAY STREET.
Fo n "sale;
A Good Newspaper in a Live and
Prosperous Georgia Town.
A NYONE desiring to purchase a daily an 1
IX weekly paper in one of the most prosper
ous towns in Georgia can do so now if applica
tion is mode at once. Reason for selling pro
prietor has been in ill health and hue too much
other business to engage Ins uttention. Outfit
Is nearly new and paper doing a good business,
and now, in the height of the business season, ia
tho time to purchuse. Address for particulars
U. 3., cure Savaunab News, Savaunuh, Oa.