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WHERE TO CO TO-DAY
SMiir* meeting of the N'ev-York City Indian Associa
tion In th* parlor of the Broadway TaberaacU Church.
jhlrtj-fourtb-«t. «nd Sixth -aye. 10.30 a. m A.l-
Arts* on "Mission Work In Indian Territory" by Miss
fret cooking; demonstration at the Household Economic
AMOTiation rooms. Vo. 1,773 Broadway, 3 p. m.
ijfturt or. "Vi»>h:» flr*«*rt»" by Professor Alexander M.
B»:: la N. 809 Havemejrer Building. Columbia I'nl
*»r»lty. 3:45 p. m. No tickets required.
jjrwnstle aMStSsaj of the Professional Women's Learue.
jCo. 1.609 Broadway. 8 p. m.
lecture In the rourse on "The Philosophy of Plato" by
Prof#«aor Edward Howard Gri£fs. at Tuxedo Hall.
>"lft>-r.!ntri-»t and Madison-aye., 11 a m.
yMaraMtv* euchre for the benefit of the Brooklyn Christ
mas Tree at th.- Clarendon Hotel. Brooklyn, evening.
FIGHTING lIEK WAY.
BTORT OF A GENTLEWOMAN WHO TRIED
TO OBTAIN A POSITION
IN THIS CITY.
There is a popular theory afloat that any one
irho will may find work, and that she who Is
destitute and out of employment. if in good health.
It suffering from self-imposed misery. In a city
of so many and varied industries as New-York it
I*, perhaps, not surprising that this should be the
consensus of opinion; but the theory is not always
verified by facts, as the experience of a woman,
told yesterday to a Tribune reporter, proves. She
Circumstances made it necessary for me to leave
my Southern home and come to New-York, and
»her. I arrived I had a 6nug little sum in the bank
slid an assured yearly income of several hundred.
It never occurred to me that the wolf was even
then creeping up to my door, and that I should be
forced to ask, nay, to beg, for work in this great
city But presto! the snug little sum and the as
cured Income vanished Into thin air!
But who cared? Did 1 not have talents?
I bad not been In New-York long enough to feel
the full force of such a disaster as loss of Income,
and so did not know that here "money is your best
Asa I till had my letters, too! Oh. those letters
from high State and Church dignitaries were sure
to tie telling things — sure to bring me lots of
Jmr.d* and great influence!
Armed with these I couldn't fall to the ground—
I couldn't fail to secure a position of Rome kind!
In my on home 1 had passed lor a woman of
•are than ordinary intelligence— had gained a
¦aaatr reputation in a literary way— had written
acceptable stories and articles for different maga
zine* and periodical* , and had Wen paid for them.
Gathering up my letters 1 set out to call upon a
prominent clergyman. He read them, looked se
verely at me, and said sternly:
"Now what did you come to New-York for?"
As this ivas the first time I had ever been syoken
to harshly by a man, 1 felt more bewildered than
bur. ana faltered out:
"Why— why, lor the musical advantages, and—
end things !"'
"Leave me your address. I'll do what I can to
Introduce you to musical people. 1 can't help
you otherwise." «
Nothing ever came of that.
Another clergyman was visited. I was cour
teouly received, my letters read, and I tided to
him that 1 had lost my bit of income, and wanted
work. A pained look came into his eyes.
"Ob." he ..:d "I have bo many cases like yours
brought jo me. I am in despair."
But he wrote me a letter of introduction to the
head of an employment bureau, who received me
affably, and who said he would do his best to
secure me a place. 1 have never had an ofit-r from
I went to a prominent magazine man and lowed
him Home printed sketches and articles cut from
the periodicals 1 had written lor. and told him that
I had had some experience in a literary way and
In newspaper work.
"If you have don* newspaper work a magazine
office is no place for your wares," he answered,
I have answered countless advertisements, walk
ing sometime* miles in the stinging mow and rain
— advertisements that m-, :nrij to apply to my
needs. Hut the majority of them proved to tie
Places us "book agents," with "short hours and
big i* ¦ if capable." The salaries and commis
sions offered were most generous — you could
earn them. I tried— and failed. I was either in-
Otßabie, or no one ever earned the salaries.
I come of a long line of righting ancestors, but I
Heeded all the accumulated courage of those an
cwitors in my trial efforts to earn that generous
¦ilary. 1 even tried to 6ell books In Jersey City!
• Ntx: I applied for a situation as clerk In a dry-
Foods store, one of the largest in the city. The
°*>' I applied there was a double tuie of sad faced
applicants, middlraged men and women, young men
anq^ girls, negroes and Japanese.
sorry, very sorry, but we have no room—abso
lutely no vacancies of any kind for any one." said
the man In charge.
I sought a church miss;, n society and toid them
I must have work; that I was penniless. 1 didn't
•fsnt charity, but work, work!
work of any kind — office work, writing, any kind
..? * !lon work, church visiting, oh anything.
IMD very, very morry. my dear „,.,!.,:,. the
"•1 kindly answered, "liut we can'! create vacan
"**¦ and we ore ni>w straining every nerve to get
>a* money to pay those already employed. I wish
iS 1.--1 '.-- do "ompihine. but I can't." and he really
cio look regretful and pitiful cs he bowed me out.
»ein^ told of a place wh»»r« they employed p»r
»on> to address envelop*. I hurriwi there.
?«J*r. " cv "*r employ »tirls." the superintendent in
iorm»-<i me courteously.
"P':i I am not a girl." I retorted.
I mean that we never employ women in our ad
orwsir.g department. We found that girls— young
'O.T.en— were too oaro!e.«s. so we h«ve made it a
rui» to employ only men."
But I can As a man* work." I persisted. "I
can ao ary kind of writing— any kind of .»m>.- work
".'•* man can '"'" " ' " &ii . desperately.
«... you will ]-ny your name ar.d address I will
t" y ?. u r c *** before the Hoard. We will let you
«b!'* he artrted. as lie opened the 'tool for me
Please remember thai 1 rued work, that I am
I**'* for < * * fh! " ' oan<t live without work."
i-rpfd as 1 hacked .Sown the «teps. Hut I have
n*ver heerd from hirr>.
*«Jf n i. desperation I sought the Salvation Army
«!)« asked for employment.
••»... ** a heart breaking fact." they assured me.
ou «*T can .' t KH work of ,ny kln<3 to r women.
i.V. . ov.y ,]| *'** ha v *" lfi for servants, and they
V' '"' Htronp yourg women."
everywhere l Wl , llt mv ,IHm^, lHm^ and address were
Srt? ully tflk *t» «1o»n. but never once was I written
¦jnever onr *" »«k.-u to return, never once were mv
pZI tn V rur * " "Huatlon crowned with success.
remaps 1 failed l»cau»e I am no l..n«fer young.
3..5 MU "REAL DAUGHTERS."
Rim-tu.'ke» Chapter. Daughters of the American
"•volution. 1* the banner chapter in Rhode Island
real daughters of Revolutionary soldiers. Miss
¦nm,,, Spaulding mmi bom In 180 S. and Is the
lighter at Nathaniel Spaulding. of the Smlthfl.-ld
hfT l 5J?"^* Sn '' "'"* '"' th * homestead built by
*s ¦li^i aiather la years ago. and Is surrounded
'H,. iSS^ff and Colonial reJlca.
Samuel tS9 E Van '"" >J " n I 1"I 1 " the daughter of
servMi rJ . > L vhn 'nllsted mm a drummer boy and
born lV V? 1 " 0"0 "* 11 the wsr. Mrs. Van Doom »as
e!tVn ¦•. rr lnrton - h. 1., In 1819. and when a child
" n w *« marched to bed l.v the tattoo of her
La France Rose,
Fine Holiday Soaps.
father's c.rum ' which he carried when crossing 'he
Delaware with Washington.
Abby France* Barney was born In Swanzey.
Mass., in ]vr,. Her father served with Colonel Lip
pltt at Newport. R. 1.
• Mrs. Mary Ann Langely tn a daughter of Simeon
Wheeler, of Providence, who was In the RhoJe
Island militia. She was born In 1829. in Providence.
MEMORIAL MEETIXC. FOR MRs. I'LIMPTttX.
Wellesley alumna Kathered on Saturday at the
clubrooms. No. 30 East Flfty-seventh-st., In mem
ory of Mrs. George A. (Frances Pearson* Plimpton,
late president of tr.e New-York Wellesley Clu*).
Miss Bertha Hailey presided.
Miss Helen Pnwes Brown and Mrs F. M. North
spoke of Mrs. Plimpton as they had known her tn
school, home and club life in terms of warm and
heartfelt praise, dwelling on the personal beauty
that attracted sll and the beauty of character that
heid all *o attracted. "She had the highest ideais
and her own lif>- was their best illustration," said
Mrs. North Mrs Gail Gardner sang "Thy Will
Be I>one "
Resolutions of regret and sympathy were passed,
and ordered to be engrossed and sent to the hus
band and mother of Mrs. Plimpton. The annual
luncheon, held In January, will be omitted
this year on accoun* of Mrs. Plimpton's death.
SOME FACTS AROTT DIAMONDS.
The, diamond Is generally thought of as a white
stone, occasionally appearing ns yellow. Experts
say that it Is found In all colors— yellow, orange,
brown, blue, green, red. pink and black. Only one
deep red diamond has ever been found. The favor
ite colors are clear white, blue white nnd deep
Much of the brilliancy of the diamond depends
upon the cutting. The "brilliant" form Is compara
tively recent, and is the most desirable. The «.!i
eral shape of a stone so cut is that of two pyra
united at their liases, the upper having .1
surface nnd the lower terminating al
most In a 1 ©int. The best proportion Is when the
lower pyramid, or "culet," is just twice as d. op as
rown." <>r upper trible. The number of "fa
cets " or fi.es varies from forty-two to seventy
fiT.r. but la the best cutting there arc fifty-eight.
urn k of wovxt sr. yixcext.
The dosing meeting of the .year of the Dante
Ftudy '"lass of the Alumna Association of the
Academy Mount St Vincent was held at the
home of the class leader. No. f.70 (Jreene-ave.,
Brooklyn, on Friday nfternoon. Tapers were read
bySfra Theodore A. Ma.ldox. Mrs. Henry Kava-
BacK Miss Cecilia A. Cower, and Mrs. Arnold
ila. Miss Helen C. Kennedy, of the claps of
'Od. rendered several polop. The class will hold its
next meeting on January 9. ML
WETS AMERICAN GRANDMOTHER.
Mrs. Yznaga. grandmother of the Duke of Man
chester, lives. It Is said, on a plantation of two
thousand or three thousand acres In Louisiana,
about eighteen miles from Natchez. Her unpre
tentious home is a frame structure about two
miles from the Mississippi River. In appearance
she Is a brunette and very tall, being nearly six
feet in height. She lives alone, except for her
superintendent and servants.
In a boudoir chat it Is certainly not amiss to
touch on any tonic that concerns the. average
woman's chief interest— the home. A theme sug
gested by a reader In asking for helpful hints is
the possible treatment of undesirable doors, and
there may be. others who would like to consider the
The doors are the despair of many housekeep
ers, as architects do not seem to give much thought
to anything but utility In their construction in or
dinary houses and apartments. The usual and
apparently the only available resource is to hang
a portiere over the door or remove the latter en
tirely, allowing the drapery to take its place. This
is objectionable, because every sound in one room
is distinctly audible In the other, nor is the straight
and frequently scant drapery of much artistic
value. . . »
A clever housekeeper solved the problem In one
case by using the door of a closet as a basis for
decorative treatment In this wise: At the top of
the long middle panels she put a shelf on small
brackets and a brass rod directly below, first cov
ering the entire door with dark green burlap. The
shell also was covered with burlap, tacked on th«
edge with large brass headed tacks. At the lower
part of the door was hung an ordinary set of hang-
Ing bookshelves, the width of the door. These like
wise were covered with burlap, brass tucks deco
rating the edges. The brass rod held two curtains
of dull green silk with Persian figures la quiet
tones. These were drawn apart at the middle of
the door and each caught at the side of the book
shelves at the top, whence it fell to the floor,
concealing the side of the shelves.
On the topmost shelf was placed a small cast of
a Bnr><L lion, an odd bit of Italian pottery and
another piece or two of bric-a-brac low and heavy
enough to be in no danger of being knocked off
easily. The large space below held a decorative
color study of Rowers In a bowl, from an art
magazine, showing behind the draped curtains.
The book.-i served the purpose for which they
were designed, but held only small books and not
too many of them. The effect of the whole was
extremely artistic, and the door could be swung
back without disturbing its fitments In any way.
In another room the .-nine housekeeper locked an
unnecessary door, tacked burlap smoothly over the
casing, hung a curtain of silk damask over the
door, and in the narrow recess placed a triple mir
ror, below which stood an old fashioned card table
with one leaf turned ip against th« drapery. This
upturned leaf was covered with "old blue" brocade
which extended over the) top of the table, and had
tiny brass hooks screwed in. on which miniatures
were hung. On the table were displayed a num
ber of curios and other bric-a-brac. At each side
of the table stood a tall, ragged edged Australian
palm that completed the decorative effect.
A "housekeeper" who lives all alone in a tiny
apartment of two rooms arid bath— she Is a bache
lor woman— has found a novel use for a heavy blue
and white Mltcheline bedspread. She wanted a
rug of those colors for her diminutive bedroom but
found that the sum set aside for furnishing was
nearly exhausted. Being a young person of im
agination, it occurred to her that the handsome
Ifilcheline counterpane might be utilized, so she
bought blue burlap a trifle darker than that of the
•spread," and covered the Boor with It. On this
she laid the spread, previously edged with narrow
blue flaxen fringe and found the effect all that
could be desired. She had not intended to have a
"blue" room, but th»* rue settled It. and the happy
thought struck her of using as decoration a num
ber of blue prints of watch she was the possessor.
These she mounted on gray blue cardboard and
fastened on the wall with brass tacks. Some were
in groups of six or seven, mounted "frieze" fash
ion—that Ik, side hy side. Others were mounted
square, and some (Man shaped, so that variety
of form was secured. A cheap kitchen table and
an oval mirror bought at a second hand shop were
the foundation for a dainty Knglish dressing table
draped with blue dazed cambric covered with
Swiss muslin with narrow lace edged ruffles. The
muslin was originally a charming evening gown,
but the owner had never surveyed it with more
satisfaction than when she saw Its perfect adapta
tion to its last use.
Ho Mt: M \ t»: COXFECTIOXS.
(Andy making, which presupposes a regular Jolly
time in the kitchen, is .me cf the festivities which
is pretty apt to precede Christmas In a family
h«-r- there in children, and the home made
product is not only more wholesome, but enjoyed
more by the little ones than the store kind. Fudße.
of course, has become an established Item of this
part of the bill of fare, and Is not only delicious,
but easy to make.
For the chocolate variety put one pound of
granulated sugar and one cupful of cream into a
ttauc-e-pan and let it come to a boll. In the mean
time dissolve two squares of chocolate In a little
of the cream. As scon as the sugar and cream boll
turn In the) chocolate and half a teaspoon fi;! of
vinegar and cook for ten minute* after It begins
to boil, or until It spins a hair. Flavor with one
teaspoonful of vanilla. Remove from the Art and
stir briskly for two minutes, pour into shallow,
greased tins, and when cold cut in squares.
For nut fudges boll together one cupful of cream
and three cupfuls of granulated sugar for ten min
utes, or until the syrup spins a hair. Remove from
the tire, add one cupful of chopped nuts and stir
briskly for ten minutes. Turn Into shallow grear-ed
tins and when cold cut it into diamond shapes.
Chocolate caramels an delirious as the best that
can be bought can be made from the folio wing
recipe: Poll together until if spins a hair one rind
a half cupful* of molasses, three-quarters of a cup
of granulated sugar, three sojaares of chocolate
and a piece of butter the size of a large walnut
Pour Into shallow buttered Una ami mark into
(squares as noon as It Is hard enough. Wrap each
piece In waxed paper.
Crystallized fruits are easily prepared, and make
an attractive dish for the Christmas dinner table.
Malaga grapes, sections of oranges and English
walnut meats are the best for the purpose. A
Brmp of granulated sugar should he cookrd until
when dropped into cold water it Kill he brittle.
The skins of the grapes and oranges should not
be broken, and one by one they should he dropped
Into and coated with the syrup, and then rolled in
confectioner's sugar. When they are ilrv pile them
in con« shaped heap* vii flat glass die he*.
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. MONDAY. DECEMBER 17. 1000.
FOR DOMESTIC SCIENCE.
MRS. SHAILER, OF THE HOUSEHOLD KCO
NOMIC ASSOCIATION. ANSWERS THE LET
TER OF HOME, SWEET HOME
To the Editor of The Tribune.
Sir: Will you grant me a little of your valuable
space to enlighten your correspondent, signing
Home. Sweet Home." in your issue of December
•». upon the effort being made by tome earnest
women throughout the United States to do just
what he appeals to clubworren to do. viz.: To pre
— r\ c the home, "peculiarly the woman's own in
stitution," and make an effort to improve domestic
I fear he has not read his Tribune very carefully,
or he would have seen many accounts of the work
and appeals of the Household Economic Associa
tions in various places in the country.
The association alms to arouse clubwomen and
others to take up the study of the home, and by a
broader and more intelligent understanding of
home science in all its ramifications uplift the labor
of the home and thereby bring greater intelligence
and credit to that part of the woman's prerogative,
and by a better administration of its affairs pre
serve all the "rest, quiet, purest affection, tender
est ties, holiest, happiest joys' which are threat
ened to depart through the present day incapable
house servant and mistress uneducated in the
science of home making.
I would assure your correspondent that since the
Columbia Exposition (when an association was
formed) an earnest body of women, now hav
ing leaders in nearly every State of the Union,
each doing her utmost to arouse interest in her
own locality (New-York having a well organized
State association, with representatives in seventeen
counties and officers at many other points), have
been hammering away at the club door to awaken
women to take ur this great, vital subject, and use
their power of organization for the betterment of
the home and domestic service. Thousands of let
ters and appeals, hundreds of addresses and "talks"
and lectures and a proportionate amount of per
sonal appeals have been and are being distributed
or dispensed gratis to an equal number of women
all over the United States, with a result which,
while not what it should be in light of the pres
ent deplorable condition of the average home,
yet with sufficient encouragement to keep the
leaders pegging away, though with aching heart
at the ofttlmes lethargic reception they receive
from the very ones most needinir this education.
Then, besides the efforts of the Household Eco
nomic Associations, there are the mothers" clubs
and many Industrial institutions and schools, all of
which continue to appeal to women everywhere to
become better Informed as to the real causes of the
domestic service problem. All effort, and it is
reaching immense proportions, for the promulga
tion of domestic science, whetner In the cooking
class In the public school or the shop in the in
dustrial school, must In time bear fruit and broaden
the view of our young people and give hope for
the next generation.
But meanwhile it Is to the clubwomen of our
land that we. as an organized body of earnest
pioneers in this particular effort, appeal to
use their newly acquired power, and. while en
lightening and broadening their own vision, make
a way for that uneducated class who dispense
much comfort, or discomfort. In our homes to find
a way for their betterment and training, and by
raising standards and uplifting the labor (so long
held in little esteem) make it possible for a more
Intelligent class of young women to enter the field.
When thin Is accomplished and better hours,
simpler living, one standard, regulation of wajtea
In reference to ability, and greater skill Is de
manded, the home should be a haven of rest and
peace, where all "old fogies" may turn with affec
tion and love for the rest and quiet they not only
deserve but should demand, if they labor hare! all
day for the wherewithal to maintain such a
The trouble with the ill regulated home Is deeper
still than at the kitchen door. There it bursts
through but too often, but let both men and women
look to that personal side where nervousness, fric
tion. Ignorance of the laws of health, undue aspira
tions and a million other unnecessary evils and
omissions affect the life In the home, frequently to
its ruin. We live In glass houses, and It is time
those In authority, nt the ion. having means and
opportunity, used their powers for those below on
the scale. Let us set rl.c example in knowledge.
amiability, courtesy, consideration and kindliness.
and those that fall to be bettered by It have their
own reward. Are we not "our brother's keeper"?
The Household Economic Association of New-
York State, like others of Its kind, stands ready to
help wherever it may be d.-sir. .1 to brine its
gospel to the notice, of the public In its State, and
desires to ask "Home, Sweet Home" to continue
his appeals, for we can have none too many of
Not till cv« rv woman In the State has reached
a realization of the Importance of this great work
shall 1 hope to see the association reai its labors.
We ask for helping hands everywhere. Yours
truly, MARY V. SHAIT.KR.
President New- York State Household Economic As
Dec. 15, 1900.
THE TRIBTXF PATTKRX.
A TISSUE PAPER PATTERN OF WOMAN'S
BLOUSK WAIST. NO. 3.688. FOR COf
pon and io cksts.
The waist Illustrated Is deslpne l for nfternoon
home wear, and is of cream white flannel with
stitched bands of gray, but It can be duplicated In
any color and combination preferred Russian blue
with black Is handsome, pastel preen Henrietta
with b.'ack taffeta is e(Tectl\e. golf red silk Ilannel
with black Is r.»-w am! exceedingly smart, and a
host of similar contrasts can be devised.
The foundation for the waist is a lining fitted by
means of s:np> darts, shoulder s'liran and under
arm *cams, and it closes at the centre front. On it
arc arranged the back and fronts that extend be
low the waist, and to It is attached the shield with
NO. ?..<;s>« WOMAN'S BLOUBE WAIST
the pointed stock collar. The right side of the
shield is attached permanently, the left is hooked
over Into place, and the stock closes Invisibly at
the centre back. The left front is attached to the
front e<lpe of the lining, but the right 16 left free
and booked over on to the left beneath the stitched
band that flniahei the e<lf:e. ¦. The sleeves are In
bishop sty!. an«l art rt:i!snri! with slightly flaring
pointed bands or cuffi that hui.k over at the .¦••am.
where -i short opening i- Invisibly finished.
To cut this waist tat a woman of medium size
4 yards of malarial 21 inches wide, V/k yards 27
Inches wide, or 2'i yards 41 inches wide, wit] be
required, with % yard of material -1 or 27 inched
wide, or Vi yurri i. in- lies wide to trim as illus
The pattern. No. UK hi cut in sizes for a 32. 34.
36. 38 and 40 inch bust measure.
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SIZE. OF NO. 3.888.
Cut this out. fill In with Inches, name and ad
dress, and mall It to THE PATTERN DE
PAIiTMENT OF THE TRIBUNE.
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Inclose 10 rents to ray mailing and handing
expenses for each pattern wanted.
Rave you had a kindness shown?
Pass It on.
'Twas not riven for you alone—
Pass It on.
Let It travel down the years.
Let It wipe another's tears.
Till In heaven the deed appear*,
A FAIRY DRAUGHTSMAN.
Jack Frost has wines of rainbow
An 1 of skates a dainty pair:
He , kirns on the Ice bound waters.
He speeds through the frosty air;
He carries a magK pencil.
\nd he sketches, every night.
Millions and millions of pictures
Before the morning light.
He draws for 11s the vtston
Of his home at the Northern Pole.
The crystal sweep of the 1 c ReMs,
The frozen waves ttut roll
In h-.immock. and hers, and snowdrift
- the Arctic
And he smiles to think that no other
Can draw it as well as he.
— (Priseilla Leonard
All letter* and pat-knar** Intended for the.
T. S. S. Rhnnld l»e iiddri-iinfd to The Tribune
Sunshine Society. Trlbnne llnlldlnje. >ew-
As some of the- members of son» of the new
branches have expressed a desire to have a T. S. S.
badge smaller In size than those now in use, a new
tile has been made, retaining the same desiirn. but
reducing it considerably In size. The new pins will
be made in gold or silver, or even the cheaper
kind. If so desired.
WIU the Sunshine members living nt Pasadena.
Pal please make cheery calls on Miss Ana 1*
Habble, an invalid living at No. 405 Hudson-aye. .
The Sunshine table at the recent bazaar of the
Pascal Institute. No. 576 Lexlngton-ave.. proved an
attractive feature. The visitors to the bazaar pur
chased articles made and contributed by the pupils
and then placed them on the Sunshine table to be
used in giving pleasure to others. The gifts will
reach the office to-day Not only has the Institute
profited hv the pale of the articles, but the Sun
shine members will be made the happier by.' this
goodwill spirit. Some fancy and useful articles
are still on sale at the Institute.
WHO CAN HELP THIS ROY"
Th^re Is a Sunshine boy just out of school, six
teen years old. mtelllscnt and well bred, who would
like a position where h* can earn .1 little money.
This Is an exceptional ea«e. His mother, a T. S. S.
member, is an almost helpless Invalid, hardly able
to be lifted into the wheel chair which was pro
vided for her through the society. Their only sup
port is her aired mother, seventy-two years old.
who does sewing, and thereby earns only a pit
tance. The address will be furnished at the office.
CHEER FROM AN AOED MEMBER.
Mrs. Adah L. Holcomb. eighty-five years old.
mother of Judge Holcomb. of Southlngton. Conn.,
has sent her annual contribution of mlttens-nine
teen palrs-anl su -h mittens as she alone seems to
knit They are in two colors, principally red and
black of a fancy design, and so warm that Jack
Frost will have "no terrors for the boys who are
fortunate enough to pet them. Many rhnnks are
due this aged member for her continued Interest In
T. S. fv work.
a nnnn member.
Miss P M. Li'tlefleld. of the Dover (N. H)
Branch No. l. devotes a large share of her time to
good cheer work. At one time she had sixty per
sons en her list to whom she sent sunshine in some
f*rm The children of her neighborhood call her
"Aunt Susie." and they are often Invited to her
home for a social evening They sins, recite, play
and when leaving each one takes a
small Kift with her as a ray of sunshine.
QOOD CHBEB lIKi'KIVED.
Mrs William I. Love his sent $"> from "The
¦ • Ten." King's Daughters, of Brooklyn, to
1 for . hristmas expenses In distributing
sunshine; Miss B. J. C, Of Connecticut, $3; Rufus
w. Tuthiil. of Long Niand. $t ; (Catherine Lad.i, of
Cuba, t'. . luntor branch of New-Haven. Conn.. $1 :
Mrs. S c. |: Holcomb, Of Connecticut. 44 cents In
stamps for postage; Cora V. RoaJte, *«> cents; Nel
son McCartney, It cents; Mrs. L. W. M. IK cents,
and Mrs. sitarr, 15 .en's for express charges.
MONTHLY REPORT OF HII.I. BRANCH.
The regular meeting of the Hill branch was held
last Thursday, and the report of the Visiting Corr
mitte* showed the extensive practical sunshine
work tl.ls HMfCatlc branch is doing. A pathetic
' BTMII .ie.-ititution. was found
where a helpless Invalid girl Is obliged to stay
alone all day In a back room while her mother goes
out to work. Her life will be made the brighter
for having become known to the Hill branch. Indi
vidual Ktfts from members are as follows: Om
member will pay ror having an invalid's ohalr re
¦MdoOod; clotlilMj,' was sent to New-Hampshire;
bed shoes and reading to two missionaries in
Cor—; 12 to a family for ThanksplvliiK: an air
cushion to the society for an invalid; Thanksdvini?
dinner to another destitute family; materials for
fancy work and rending, an.l four Tbanksgivins
dinners furnish.-. I by th* branch to other Invalids.
Mrs. T. R. Alexander, of Baltimore, will contribute
$i a month to the treasury of this branch. Twenty
four new members have been aided to this branch
making a !..i.i! membership of |fT. Thaq are Mrs.
B. B. llain. Mrs. J. c. Carpenter. Mrs V.ir! Miss
¦I Van Aukfii, Mrs. .Sarah Johnston. Miss Rogers
Miss Louise Van Doun. Mr. and Mrs Robert Hard
ln«. Miss Alice H. ltlch. Mrs. Rebec, M Noble Mrs
B K. Smith. Mrs. William Blackman Miss Kafh
erine A. Alexander. Mrs .James Watson Mrs W
i.- N . eflJ *' Mls> KaU * s llart - Mlss J Powell Mrs"
W. 1- repay.-. Mrs Prank L. Shop,,. Mrs John V
l>emorest. Miss Wickbam. Mrs. ,'., '. K. Chapman
and Malcolm < onluan.
The -e. -r.t.try of the Peeksklll <N. V.) branch
•enda the names of four new members: Lyman
M.u.er. Thurston r.ecat.ir, Harold Thorne and
¦ >ham Murdoch Allen. They each contributed to
I- « hristmaa box as their Initiation fee. Some ro
ne, led .sunshine will readi these young folks
.Miss Howetl, an Invalid member, of Fleming.
N. Y. writes: "I send you a small package to help
ta your Christmas work. I wish it were a emit
deal more J looked at my poor tired hands and
h-.iuht of my weakness and pain, and it seemed
to me thai I could noi do anything. Hut then, I
thought of the beautiful work you are doing and 1
was anxious to hava • part In It. I h0.... to send
jreetlngs in f .i\ rrlends who tnv» ) r u-,..i to me
May each kind deed you do be a blessing."
FOR THE "I.ITTI.i: MOTIIF.RS."
The junior branch of New-Haven, Conn., has ron
trlbuted three string hags filled to ov.-rflowinK. to
cheer thre.. "l.iitle Mothers"; extra pairs of mit
tens, pretty booklets and cards were added tf> th"
parcel: Miss C. 1.. Harry brought two filled bags.
beside* new stockings, game*, etc; the Peekakl'l
branch sent a completed bajr; the Misses K. and H.
BchwaOjr two targe packages of toys.
The directions for knitting coif Btocklncs have
!.•• ri senr to the office by Miss K. ft. Tot'en. Will
th.- member who desires them pl>-ase send stamped
envelope, that they muy be forwarded?
N"o Htrenm from
Its source flows seaward.
How lonely soever Its course.
Hut some band Is gladdened.
V" star ever rose and <-. i
Without Influence somewhere.
Ami no life can he ire in Its purpo.-**-.
And strong in Its strife.
And all life not be purer and stronger thereby.
REGARDING RATIOS A L DRESS.
Says a writer in a recent Kngllsh society paper:
"Lady Harbertop. at the recent annual meeting of
the Rational Dress League, made some very start
ling assertions concerning trailing skirts and their
wearers, but she said nothing half so alarming as
old a doctor whom she called upon to support her
theories, and who was certainly plus royallste qua
•*• rol. since he boldly declared that even Lady
Hnrherton's 'rationals' might be Improved upon,
and that the ideal dress for women would be a
compromise between the costume she advocates
CLVMBOCBE FOR COLLEGE WOMFX.
At a meeting of college alumnae held In the
Berkeley Lyaeum on Saturday afternoon a resolu
tion was passed to form an association of college
gradvatee, the sepeetaj object of which shall be
the building of a clubhouse In this city. Mrs. T. J.
Backus praaMed. Barnard. Vasnar. Wellesley
Riidcliffe. Michigan I'niversity. Cornell and Smith
were represented. The framing of a constitution
and bylaws was left to a committee composed of
the president, secretary and one member of each
of the college clubs, with Mrs. William H. Hayes
UoVMV.v PLACE IX THF. UTATE.
DR. NEWTON 3ATB SHE SHOULD HAVE HER
PART IN PUBLIC AFFAIRS
The Rev. Dr. R. Heber Newton preached at the
Episcopal Church of All Souls on the subject
of "Woman in the State" yesterday morning. His
text wis Judges v. 7: "The irhabitants of the vil
lages ceased, they ceased in Israel, until that I
Deborah arose, that I arose a mother In Israel."
M in part:
The sphere of the State has been reserved by man
unto himself from the earliest history, and he has
always condemned woman to the home and to the
Church, both of which he has always neglected
himself. Why should these things be? Has she no
property to protect? Has she no mind to cultivate?
Has she no children to train? To-day she is waking
up to a realization of her responsibilities as a L-itl
zen. It is not a'l of citizenship to vote, and woma.i
need not wait for her enfranchisement before s.i;
c^n discharge her duties as a citizen. A man has
hut one vot» to cast on Election Day. but he may
influence many vot >=. and a woman can probably
influence many more than can *. man.
It has been said by some that woman's entrance
info the affairs of State would only hurt herself—
that :»he would only succeed in unsexing herself.
This has been the objection to every step in ad
v.n.e made by woman throughout the history ol
the world, hut she has advanced for all that. Even
I':i .1 the Apostle thought that woman should not
be beard in the synagogue and should only appear
In pubii- properly veiled. I think that we can
saf-ly trust Mother Nature In these matters. There
is no dancer of anything unsexing woman. Whan
I hear women decrying the mannishness of those
wh > fire striving for the emancipation of their sex
I trow sick at heart, for I know that I see more
mannishness In society than I see in those who are
termed new women.
Either woman Is unfit for the State, or the State
is unfit for women. Either the State Is not .ilvine
or the woman Is not divine. Which is it?
Woman is In no danger of unsexing herself by
interesting herself in the offalrs of fcUate. for no
actlvites In the State wtll ever take the gteea ad
love In a woman's heart. Here and there you
mtsht find an isolated case of this kind, hut where
you show me one such I will show you a thousand
that have been weaned away from the home by the
demands of society.
Woman has every right in the State, for m.my
questions that are to-day puzzling to our lawmakers
are hut problems in hnmemnktng, an.l fh!s is wom
an's province and could be solved by her very r- a.l
ilv where men are at a lose what remedies to apply.
The tenement house problem Is nothing hut a prob
lem of homemaking and housekeeping, and I mar
vel when I see how few women are Interested In
The liquor question, too, is one in which women
are most vitally interested. Who is it who has to
bear the abuse, the curses and the privation thnt
are attendant upon the drunken husband save the
The vice problem Is another In which wormn
should be Interested, and I would like to ask you
beautiful women before me what you know ahout
this question besides what you read in the dally
papers. I may not tell you all that you should
know about this matter, hut I will tell ynu rhnt
there is in this city to-day an organized trade In
th» bodies and souls of young women— a trade is
well organized as any in this city, and their aaenH
ar- the tirst to meet the young women immigrants
when they land on our shores. What have you
done about It? Nothing. The Chamber of ( om
merce has become Interested in thla matter, atyl
all honor to it: hot there Is not a woman in this
cltv who has made a single move. There his not
ev-n been a single woman's mass meeting. Awake,
women of Israel:
T. A. HAVEUEYER'X SIDE OF THE CASE.
SAYS HE DID NOT LEAPE STARI.KS FOR THREE
MONTHS-EXPLAINS SLANDER Pt'lT.
Theodore A. Havemeyer was asked last n;snt at
his home, in West Thirty-ninth-st.. about the suits
brought against him. for rent, by M. Hellman. and
for alleged slander, by Arthur \V. Brierley. a real
estate agent of Hempstead. Long Island. Mr
Havemeyer replied that when the burns at his
country place, in Hempatead, bum*"! last summer,
he sent for Mr. Brierley. knowing that he had sta
bles to rent, and Brterley offered him the stablea
of Mr. Heilman for three months. Mr. Havemeyer
said he told Brierley that he wanted a stable only
for a month, and Brierley then went away, and
returned later with a lease for Heilman's stable.
Mr. Havemeyer took the lease to sign It. but In
reading it noticed that it was made out for three
months, so he. said to the agent that the lease was
not right, as the stable was only wanted for a
month. According to Mr. Havemeyer, Mr. Brierley
then said that !n that case a lease was unneces
sary and took the paper away with him unsigned.
Since then Mr. Havemeyer has received notice of
a suit by Mr. Heilman for two months" additional
rent at $50 a month.
About the suit for slander, Mr. Havemeyer said
that when ho received notice from Brierley that
unless two months* rent for Heilman's stable were
paid suit would be brought to recover the money,
he went to Brlerley's office to see about it. He
had saM to Brierley: "What are you getting at?
What nre you trying to do— blackmail me"" and
this he supposed must be the foundation for the
Mr Havemeyer added that at first he had In
tended to pay the bill rather than be troubled about
it but on trie advice Of friends he had decided try
flirht The cases were In the hands of his lawyers,
who' had instructions to take whatever action
should be necessary to defend Mr. Havemeyer s
TOO COLD HERE FOR FRENCH UOXKB.
txmaacAm close their monastery in west-
CUFSTER AND SAFI. FOR HOME.
Dsf nap they were not >ible to endure the> severity
of the climate of Westchester County, the French
I ii.'idrilcan monks who have had a church and
monastery at Sherman Park for the last six years
have returned to France. They have taken their
students for the priesthood mlth them. The com
munity mi Sherman Park, including priests and
novices, numbered about fifty. Now there are
only half a dizen of the Fathers left, and they are
eniMse.l In parish work only. The Dominican
novitiate Is closed. It is the intention of the
Fathers to sell the Institution to some religious
ordefl of men or women who would like to have a
community house nn' New-York.
The French Dominicans and their students were
tomed to aj warm climate before they came
here in T<94. and the change was particularly try
ing to them. This was especially so In the case
of the novices who were studying for the priest
tioo.l. They had to arise at midnight and in the
early morning hours to participate in religious ex
er.'lses. and, according to the rules of the order,
they had to fast a great deal.
CBANGEB AVOXG EPISCOPAL ri.FRGT.
The Rev. Frederick P. Swezy, formerly assist
ant minister at St. Luke's Episcopal Church,
Brooklyn, has incepted a call to Holy Trinity
Church. Harlem, where he will become curate, in
th«» place made vacant by the resignation of the
Rev. Alexander Grlswold Cummins, who was late
ly elected to the rectorship of Christ Church,
The Rev. John Mills Gilbert, formerly rector of
Cr-'-e Church. Waterford. N. V., In th- diocese
of Albany, will becom* an assistant to the Rev.
I>r. I>. Parker Morgan, rector of the Church of
the Heavenly Rest. Mr. Gilbert will have charge
of the Heavenly Rest Chapel. In Kast Forty-sev
Tho Rev. Oakley Baldwin, recently connected
with the Holy Cross Mission, in Brooklyn, has is
sumed his duties of curate In St. Matthew's parish
in West Klghty-fourth-st.. near Central Park West
AUTOMOBILE WMBCM IN COTAT.
Thomas McWheeney. driver of an automobile
lack, was in Yorkvllle police court yesterday
morning, charged with wilfully smashing the phae
ton of Dr. Edmund Carleton. of No. 62 West Forty
nlnth-st. Dr. Carleton appeared against McWhee
ney. He said that he was being driven along
Flfth-ave.. near Forty-nfth-st., by his coachman.
wl n he mem IBM automobile hack bearing down
on him. He asserted that his coachman turned In
toward the siucwaik to avoid the automobile, but
that McWheeney continued In the direction of his
phaeton, refusing to turn out when he shouted to
him to do so. Dr. Carleto.i then describe,; the
collision following, and placed the injuries to his
horse and the damages to his vehicle at JoO. He
said that he desired to prosecute McWheeney. and
later to bring a suit for damages in the civil
The coachman corroborated the story of the
doctor. McWheeney asked for a continuance,
which was granted until Tuesday afternoon, de
spite the remonstrances of Dr. Carleton.
3\. "OvsW \.o *saVnjVaxv&.
I had heard of Fairyland, and, very curious
to see what it was like. I travelled until I found
it. The Fairies were very busy unpacking their
choice Holiday Goods. I noticed so many boxes
marked Ed. Plnaud's fine Perfumes. 1 asked
the Fairies why they had such a quantity from
the same house. The little creatures looked at
me In surprise to think I asked such a question.
'•Why, don't you know that it is Impossible to
have too many of Pinaud's fine Vlolette de
Panne. Vlolette Relne. French Carnation Pink
and the new Four Leaf Clover and Royal Daisy?
Santa Claus is wild about them, for he has so
many to give them to at Chrlstmastlde that
we have stolen a march on him and secured
ours first. Those large boxes over there are
filled with Ed. Pinaud's exquisite Toilet Soaps
and the Hair Tanlques he is noted for. Oh! but
dear old Santa Claus will sputter when he finds
out" how we have outwitted him," said the little
Fairies, laughing in glee. :.'¦•;•'-.
says ciirncn was misled
DR. KAINSFOKD v^ i:::ST3
TEACHINGS ON THE SECOND COM
IV, 11 WE BEEN MISUNDERSTOOD.
In his sermon at St. George's Church yesterday l
morning 'he Rev. Dr. W. 9. Rainsford sal'!
the teachings of Jesus Christ in regard to his sec
ond coming had been crossly misunderstood by the
Ap >stles, that they had Incorporated their mis
take: into the New Testament, that 'he Chafes
'.ad been grossly misled, and that the prayer
book's teachings had been largely Influenced by m>
muddled handling of the Bible, which did not dis
criminate between the spiritual teachings of Jeama
and the concepts of men.
The preacher's thesis was that the kingdom of
God was not a world power at all. but a spiritual
kingdom in all men's hearts, which could never be
established by force, but could be wrought only by
the persuasion of truth. Dr. Rainsford said that
the prophecies of the destruction of Jerusalem tat
the Gospel of St. Mark had been understood to In
cßide the promise that the Lord would com* again
within the generation of the Apostles. When he
did not come, St. Jude attempted to explain the
apparent failure of the prophecy by saying that
one day was with the Lord as a thousand years,
and a thousand years as one day. "A delightful*
theological subterfuge." remarked the preacher,
"a complete twisting of the meaning of Jesus."
The writer of the Elook of Revelation, Dr. Rains
ford sai.l. had also been misled in prophesying of
the coming of the Lord. "He shall rule them with
a rod of iron." "Scarcely, " said the preacher.
"could he get imagery more grotesque — the iamb
turned into a roaring lion.
"The comings of God." continued the preacher.
"are seen in all God's activity in the affairs of mea.
An mm that thought of God aa an outside God.
a Seal of a tv». was bound to misapprehet
teachings of Jesus aa to God's ways with man.
God i.- the God of the lust ridden world, the God
of the bad as well as of the good: not a God com
ing to his world from .in outside place. There la
no terrible judgment ahead, no physically burning
hell. Judgment is a process here "and now; salva
tion is a process here an.l now. There is no stand
ing before aa awful throne and the separation of
impossible sheet and goats, but the separation
Is here and now, as men go on up or slip dowa
into the bog and mire."
H\Zl\<; <ni RT TO MEET TODAY.
TO BEGIN INQIIRY AT BRISTOL. PENN., INTO TH*
HEATH OF CAPET BOOZ.
The military court of inquiry, consisting of Major-
General John R. Brooke. Brigadier-Oeneral Alfred
E. Bates and Bripadier-Oeneral J. W. Clous, ap
pointed by the Secretary of War to Investigate, the
circumstances attending the death of Oscar I*
¦sea whose fatal illness was caused, it is charged.
by the brutal hazing he received while a cadet, at
Weal Point— will convene to-day in Bristol. Perm.
The court will summon as witnesses the parents Of
Booa. the Rev. Dr. Allison, who declared in bis
funeral oration that the young man had be«n per
secuted by his classmates because of his religious
principles; Dr. Willis P. Weaver, who attended
Booa and who asserted that his patient had been
physically wrecked at West Point, and many Inti
mate friends of the young man and his family
will be called upon to testify. Many of theaa
witnesses have received instruction by telegraph to
hold themselves in readiness to appear before tho
After the work of receiving testimony at Bristol
is completed the court will i?r> to West Point. Tho
officers of the Academy and the cadets of tho first
and second ehi sees will be examined as to thel»
knowledKe of t*M inatmrnt which, it l» alleged,
youns Booz received while at West Point.
To the Khedive of Egypt j
A strolling pla>er cam« I
With an accomplished parrot !
Which well deserved its fame. j
I But when the parrot started) I
It* cleverness to show. I
Instead of Its accustomed ro!e>, j
It »hou ted forth H-O. I
For on the voyage over. I
Each meal aboard that »hlp I
The praises of tt-O were taunt I
Ob everybody's Up. 1
And when the startled ruler
The son came to know,
He laughed a lot and straightway bought
A package of H-O.
All who eat H-O
(Hornby's Steam Cooked Oatmeal}-
Know that It is far superior
to any sort of oats
and are not afraid to say so.
No matter where you are—
In whatever part of the world —
you can get h-0
by iimply Asking for the beat satfood.
Xonce of Snramom
imi COURT. COUNTY OF NEW
YORK. — Title Guarantee and Trust Company Plain
tiff, against Lewis F. Mortimer. Nellie B. Mortimer, his
wife. Amertc.in Mortgage Company. Jacob D. Butler.
Bradley an.l Currier Company. William L. Morton. Anto
nio D'Andie, Vermont Marble Company. Manhattan Brick
and Terra Cotta Company. George C. Murphy. Jamrs R.
Sayre, Junior; Jam*"- S. Hlsbie. New York Architectural
Terra Cotta Company. Sidney Look. E. Harris Janes.
Richard l» Leo. i'..i» and Edjail Company, T. H. Simon
•on and Son Company, Thomas Ferguson and Frederick
G. Potter. Defendants. — Summons'
To each of the above named defendants:
Tou are hereby summoned to answer the complaint tat
this action and to serve a copy ,_f your answer on the
plaintiff's attorney within twenty days after the service
of this summons, exclusive of the day of service, and In
case of your failure to appear or answer, Judgment will be
taken against you by default, for th» relief demanded In
the complaint. ' '
Dat»<l New York. October sth. 1000.
WILLIAM H. STOCKWELL. Plaintiffs Attorney.
Ode* and Post office Address, 146 Broadway. Boroue 1 ! of
Manhattan. New York City. -""so <X
To Lewis F. Mortimer and Nellie B. Mortimer:
The foregolnif summons Is served upon you by publica
tion, pursuant to an order of Hon. Abraham K. Lawrence
a Justice of the Supreme Court, dated the first day of
Xovsmher. 1900. and filed with the complaint in the afltoe
of the Clerk of the Supreme Court. County of New Tork
In the County Court House. Bv)ro U of Manhattan. City
of New York, on the first day of November 1SO«1
WIUJAM H. 3TOCKWELL. Attorney for Plaintiff.
118 Broadway. Borough of Manhattan. Maw York Cltjw