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THE "BUTTERFLY" BALL DRESS.
WOMEN IN BUSINESS.
HOW TWO ENERGETIC WESTERN GIRLS
MADE THEIR WAY IN NEW-YORK.
Woman's energy and originality are constantly
finding new fields for endeavor, and an interesting
illustration of what may be done In previously un
tried directions is furnished by the experience of
two young •women In this city. They are cousins,
and came from the Far West, because they fancied
that in New-York the avenues for their talents
One was a well trained and talented artist, the
ctfcer a newspaper ¦woman, and for a time they
tried to achieve success along those lines.
"But we soon found," said one yesterday, "that
New-York is full of artists and Journalists— posi
tively swarming with them! The only way to do
anything worth while, we decided, was to strike a
r.ew *»in and find something that nobody else was
doing. ~" V- : :• '•"
t "Ratter difficult, that? Yes. but we .felt it most
fee trier*. We had noticed Use horribly bad draw
ing* used to the average illustrated advertisements
In cars and elsewhere, and I suggested to my
cousin to do something In that line and I would
try to sell them, showing advertisers what really
good wqrk was.
"The artist usually disdains the severely practi
cal, yo'i know, but my cousin has the rare com
bination of a truly artistic temperament with good
'horse sense"; so she agreed, and we selected one
of the principal drygoods houses for our first point
of attack. She made some charming headpieces
for display and full page advertisements, some
chic figures for departments and things of that
sort, which I took to the firm selected and sold
without difficulty. Others followed, and other
houses bought. We entered the magazine field and
made a place there, and— the rest of the story
1c this: We have moved from our little studio, in
an inconvenient locality, to this lovely big place,
and we have a staff of five artists who work under
my cousin's direction, busy all the time. A few
weeks s.?o a big advertising firm made a highly
flattering offer to take us, staff and all, under a
five years' contract, at a really startling figure. We
did not accept it, however, as we feel proud of our
business proud of our success — we want to
keep it as a distinctly 'woman's affair.' "
The studio where these energetic young women
live and work is in an old Fifth-aye. corner house,
ari comprises the studio proper, of imposing
dimensions, and one or two smaller rooms. The
rtudio has four windows, and is full of the genuine
"atmosphere" that comes from and Inspires good
work. Its arrangements are simple. A grass car
pet covers the floor. Burlap of the natural light
brown tint drapes the walls, and the ceiling Is con
cealed by cheesecloth, radiating from the centre to
the wall!*, with a vast Japanese umbrella in the
middie. from which hangs a yellow lantern in
closing an • -trie bulb, which gives an admirable
imitation cf a full moon when lighted.
A number of fine oils that give distinction to the
room are the work of the father of one of "•the
firm." who was an artist of distinction, while wash
crawirigs and "poster effects" by the artist of the
iirin, lacked up wherever there is room, lend the
touch of unconventionally that la so fascinating
* part of th* place.
'«'?"* <-znr, with the grafts carpet unadorned."
Raid the "business end of the firm," who takes as
irEr.K delight in its early struggles as in its pres
ent success. "Now we have reached the splendor
« em*! rugs laid over it. you perceive! We
rfgard this studio as one of cur greatest triumphs.
lot i ought to have seen it when we entered. The
.anciord would lot do a thin? in the way of re
pair*, except to paint the window frames, and ceil
•n? and walls were in a state of dilapidation that
w&s simply intolerable. Something had to be done.
*? we bought yards and yards of creamy cheese
£iotb and burlap, and with aid of a stepladder
?2 rr , r) *' ea from th«» janitor, a roll of wire, tacks
¦¦a lnflr.itum. a broken tack hammer and a shoe
,? Tn - w " succeeded in covering them as you see
-f!*-m. But, oh. the struggles to get that ceiling
••Weied and the umbrella in place! We have put
"3 no canopies, as you s*?e, because they catch
•¦"* *° abominablj-, and we want airiness and
And then the old German clock struck 5, and the
55JJJ* manager sprang to her feet with a joyful.
mere, that closes business hours. Now, let's
rjive a c^.p ci tea!"
tttJgKJVM advice to girls.
The publication recently by an English club of
"cine Jf titrs of Ruskln to girls recalls the estaollßh
»tr.t by iijnj of a rose fete in the -Girls' High
School at Cork. At his suggestion a queen was
?••ected je-arly to whom he gave a gold cross and a
•** of Irooks. the latter for distribution among the
&rls. Heco-a <.! native gold and silver and curios
<* Interest and value were presented by him to the
pupils M various times. In one of the letters he
Tbe chief danger for young girls in this great
'0-day o ; taav owrn an) j ih- world's age is the
iesij,U-tion to restlessness, whether in curiosity,
pleasure or pride. I want them all to be earnestly,
thoroughly, thoughtfully intelligent of what is close
«• them and under their rare— happy not In one day.
a* the bapuie*t of their lives, but in the daily cur
rent of th*!r time: and proud in rightly knowing
•hat they haie joy in knowing, and rightly doing
whatever th«y are called upon— not by Fame, but
'-'>• ix»v«^_to do for any who love them, for all who
•re dependent upon them.
ON VOIP HOLIDAY SHOPPINO LIST
DONT FAIL TO PUT THE NAML OF
Colgate & Co,
Perfumes and Toilet Articles.
DISHES FOR CHRISTMAS.
BROILING AND BAKING BY ELECTRICITY
-SHADDOCK SHELLS AND WHAT
TO FILL THEM WITH.
In h»»r lecture on Chrlstmis dishes before the
Brooklyn Institute on Thursday afternoon. Miss
Helen Louise Johnson suggested the following
menu for the Christmas dinner:
Scallops en brochee. in cream sauce.
Roast goose; apple sauce. Cream of spinach.
Cheese souffle. Lettuce salad.
Plum pudding; brandy sauce.
Scallops en brochee, the speaker said, are simply
broiled scallops. To prepare them, cover them
with cold water to which one teaspoonful of salt
has been added, and let them stand one-half hour.
Then drain them, cover with boiling salted water
and simmer five minute*. Drain and dry carefully.
String ihem 011 skewers with pieces of bacon cut
the same size. Brush them with melted butter,
dust with salt and pepper, and broil over a Quick
fire. Serve on toa^t with cream or Hollandaise
sauce. These, the sauce Hollandaise, plum pudding
and souffle were cooked bf-fore the class, many
of the audience seeing for the first time baking
and broiling done^y t'ectricity.
The recipe for sausf Hollandaise was as follows:
Cr.-am and melt one-half cupful of butter. Add
the unbeaten yolks of four ee'gs, one by one, stirring
them vigorously in a double boiler until the sauce
thickens. Add one cupful of boiling water, one
tablespoonful of l«-mon juice, salt and papper to
taste, and stir until smoath.
A goose, of all birds, the speaker said, requires
thorough cooking, and should be roasted longer and
basted oftener than other poultry. For the stuff
ing, potato or chestnuts are best, a good way
being to use half of aach. This should be seasoned
with suit and pepper and chopped parsley. Ap
ples are sometimes used for filling and thrown
away, their only purpose being to absorb the strong
flavor of the goose. With an old goose this is espe
cially advisable. To make the sauce for the goose
turn all thf- fat from the roasting pan and put
back into it two tablespoonfuls. Rub smooth In
a little water two tablespoonfuls of flour and cook
this in the grease until brjwned. Then add one
pint of boiling water or stock and the seasoning.
To cream spinach cook in as little water as will
k^ep it from burning. Drain, chop fine and heat
again, in little mi!k or cream or a thin white sauce.
For thf grape fruit shells cut the shaddock In
halves, and with a spoon remove the pulp. Drain
th* shells. Mixtures of sliced bananas and pine
apples, oranges and Maraschino cherries or other
fruits are all deli'-ious. Boil together some, sugar
and water untii it spins a light thread; the quan
tity will depend upon the number of shaddocks
us<-rl. Thin it with lemon, orange or grape fruit
juice, pour hot ovf-r the fruit; allow it to stand
until very cold, and fill it into the shells.
Jn maKing the cheese souffle Miss Johnson
scalded one cupful of milk and added to It one
labiespoonfu] of butter. When this was melted sh«
removed the double boiler from the fire, and added
one cupful of cheese cut into fine pieces. This
wits stirred hard in the double boiler over tha
Move until thf- cheese melted and the mixture
wa- smooth. The beaten yolks of three eggs, a
half cupful of soft bread crumbs and salt and
pepper to taMP, were all mixed In thoroughly. Then
th>- whites of thr»« eggs, beaten to a stiff, dry
froth, were folded in, the mixture was turned
into a greased tin and baked until light and brown.
To t. 11 when any mixture is baked, the speaker
said, put your ear to it and see if It ticks. When
there is no sound it is done. All souffles must be
served at once upon coming from the oven.
Fir the plum pudding one cupful of finely
chopped suet, one cupful of seeded raisins, one cup
ful of currants, one cupful each of sliced citron
and orange peel, one cupful of granulated sugar
and three cupfuis of soft bread crumbs were mixed
thoroughly. To them four eggs were added, one by
one. each bens mixed thoroughly before the other
was put in. Then followed one-half cupful of milk
oiie-quarter cupful of brandy, one teaspoonfui of
cinnamon, one-quarter teaspoonfui each of allspice,
cloves and nutmeg and the grated rind of one
lemon. When these were thoroughly stirred In
the mixture was filled Into a buttered mould; a
piece of oiled paper was covered over the top of
the mould and the cover fitted on. The pudding
should steam seven or eight hour?. If made before
the day for which it is wanted It can be warmed
In th*" Meairi'-r before s«>rvin«r. When sending to
the table on Christmas Day a sprig of holly should
be stuck Into the top and one-quarter cupful of
heavy brandy or rum poured over the pudding and
eet on fire, so that it may enter the dining room
A cream sauce for the pudding was made as fol
lows: A cupful of sugar and one-quarter cupful of
water were cooked together until the syrup spun a
thread. The yolks of three eirgs were beaten light
and the syrup was poured over them, beating all
the lime. Lastly, one cupful of cream two table
spoonfuls of brandy and one teaspoonfui of lemon
juice were added, and It was strained. It should
be Berveii immediately.
WOMEM TWIT COTRT.
Miss Adele Field and eight women members of
the League for Political Education made their an
nual visit yesterday to the Court of Special Ses
sions for tl.e purpose of inquiring more closely
into the method of disposing of persons with crim
SO CHINESE WOMEN ACTORS.
From The Liverpool Post.
Many visitors to the Celestial Kingdom have
noted the absence of women from the stage. All
the roles of a Chinese play are taken by men. This
singular custom Is tiaced back to a woman's whim
The Emperor Yung Tschlng married an actress at
the beginning of the eighteenth century, when
women were allowed on the stage. The Emperor
died, and the Empress Dowager ruled the country
for her son, the Prince Kirn Sung. To satisfy her
vanity this shrewd and mont peculiar woman issued
a decree in the year 1736 forbidding under penalty
of instant death by the sword of the executioner
any member of her sex to appear on the Chinese
stage. "After me, no one, said the Empress
Dowager, and since her day no woman within
the reach of the Chinese law has dared to lest
U>e strength of her decree.
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, SATURDAY. DECEMBER 22. 1900.
MME. SF.MRRICH'S RECITAL.
TO AID GEORGE JUNIOR REPUBLIC—RB
MARKABLE RESULTS OF SELF-GOVERN
MENT IN DIMINUTIVE DEMOCRACY.
Lovers of vocal music will be able to enjoy an
other treat and at tbe same time assist one of the
most worthy charities this afternoon at 3:15 p. m.
at Carnegie Hall, when lime. Sembrich appears in
a farewell song recital for the benefit of the
George Junior Republic, of Freevllle, N. V., where
William R. George has worked out most success
fully his great plan for redeeming wayward boys
and girls and making useful citizens out of those
who otherwise would be a menace to society.
As nearly every one knows, the George Junior
Republic is a remarkable organization for the
reformation of wayward children, which proceeds
on the democratic principle of "nothing without
labor." The boys carry on a system of self-gov
ernment, with judge, district attorney, police and
courts, and hold town meetings for legislative pur
poses. It has been found that the children are far
more sensitive to condemnation by their peers
than to the Judgment of the outside world. Every
child quickly attains a sense of responsibility when
he sees the results of his self-supporting labors and
finds himself a trusted citizen of the state. Except
in cases involving special dangers, the govern
ment is left in the hands of the children, with
wonderful results in justice, good faith and awa
kened intelligence. No visitor to Freeville, N. V.,
where the republic is situated, fails to be struck
by the bright, happy faces of the boys and girls.
No one who has studied the practical working out
of Mr. George's ideal for training good and useful
citizens for the future good of the country but
must wish for an enlargement of the work.
It is to enlarge Its scope and usefulness that
more funds are needed, and it is desired to dis
seminate a wider knowledge of the surprising re
sults already attained. The concert is to be
given under the auspices of the Woman's Aid to
the George Junior Republic. Tickets for reserved
Beats at $1, $150. $2 and $2 50, or for boxes at $15
or $25, can be procured at Schuberth's, No. 23
Union Square, or at Carnegie Hall, just before
the concert. Mme. Sembrich's programme will
contain a number of songs which she has either
not yet sung at all in public, or not this season,
among them the Shakespearean "Oh! Mistress
Mine." The last portion of the programme will be
made up of thj group of international folk songs
with which she gave such great pleasure at her
second recital this season.
Among the patronesses are Mrs. C. R. Agnew.
Mrs. George T. Bliss, Mrs. Henry Burden, Mrs.
Robert W. de Forest. Mrs. Charles de Rham, Miss
Grace H. Dodge, Mrs. William H. Draper, Miss
Eleanor C. Ervlng, Mrs. Henry W. Everett, Mrs.
Charles S. Fairchild. Mrs. James J. Goodwin Mrs.
Richard M. Hoe. Mrs. Robert H. Hoe, Mrs. Abram
M. Hyatt, Mrs. Walter B. James. Mrs. Walter
Jennings, Mrs. Morris K. Jesup. Mrs. W. M. Kings
land, Mrs. Woodbury Langdon, Mrs. Albert R.
Ledoux, Mrs. Levl P. Morton. Mrs. William H.
Osborne. Mrs. William G. Parke. Mrs. Charles A.
Peabody. Jr., Mrs. William Jay Sehieffelin. Mrs.
Howard Townsend, Mrs. John Wells, Miss Edith
H. White, Mrs. J. C. Willetts and Mrs. T. S. Will
THE HOME IS NOT TO DISAPPEAR.
To the Editor of The Tribune.
Sir: In a letter in The Tribune of Wednesday, De
cember 19. "Regarding the Home," the writer says:
"We must all admit that the home has already
largely disappeared." I wish to protest. I cannot
answer for "all," but I have llvea over half a cen
tury. I know many true homes in this wide land
which are not and never will be dependent upon
the servant question, which, while It is a vexed
Question, has not the power to destroy all homes.
For in every walk of life, high and low, rich and
poor, the home abides, and I believe it is never to
disappear while this old world lasts, and I trust it
is to be one of the foundations of an endless ex
istence. Yours truly. JULIA D. SHEPPARD.
Perm Van. N. V.. Dec. 20. 1900.
REGARDIXQ TBE PEARL.
Jewelry experts say that pearls are steadily in
creasing in price, costing from two to three times
as much as they cost ten years ago. The value of a
pearl depends upon form, lustre and purity of color.
The perfectly round form Is the most valuable, the
pear shaped is next and the oval third. The lustre,
or "orient." is to the pearl what brilliancy is to the
diamond, and the color must be decided in tint. A
pearl of grayish or yellowish tint is little esteemed,
but a decided black, pink or yellow pearl is more
valuable than a white, black being the most valued.
The black, so called, is really a deep gray. Pearls
of rough surface and uneven shape formerly were
discarded as worthless, but lately they have be
come extremely fashionable under the name of
THE TRIBUXE PATTERN.
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COUPON AND 10 CENTS.
The top coat Illustrated is one of the season's
best models, and is as simple and serviceable as It
is smart. The model is made from melton cloth
In Russian blue, with lining of bright red, leather
belt and handsome gilt buttons, but all colors are
used, hunter's green, dahlia red and brown, with
the blue having special vogue. In addition to the
cloth, cheviot, velvet and corduroy are all worn,
linings are usually, and preferably, of silk, but
lightweight cloth, flannel and mercerized materials
can be substituted, and are durable as well as less
costly, besides which they look exceedingly well.
The back of the coat fits smoothly across the
•hould^rs, but rirples as it approaches the lower
NO. 3.706— 80Y'S RUSSIAN TOP COAT.
edge. The fronts are snug at the upper part, but
allow perfect freedom below the waist. The fitting
Is accomplished by means of shoulder and under
arm seams only. The left front laps well over the
right in Russian style, and the closing is effected
with buttons and buttonholes. The pointed hood
is an excellent and practical feature, »nd can be
included in the neck seam or finished separately and
attached, by means of hooks and eyes, beneath the
collar, ready to be used when needed, or can be re
moved when the days are mild. The neck is fin
ished with a simple roll over collar, which is all
sufficient when the hood is omitted. The sleeves
are two seamed and finished with machine stitching
at the wrists.
To mak*' this coat for a boy four years old four
yards of matt-rial Ul Inches wide. thr. t and one
eighth 27 inch, wiu>. two and three-eighths 44
Inches wide, or one and three-quarters yards 50
Inches wide, will be required. ' ,",'¦ 't-
The pattern No. 3,706 is cut in size:: for boys two.
four, six and eight years old.
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Hare you had a kindness shown T
Pass It on.
'Twas not (riven for you alcn* -
Pas.« It on.
Let It travel down the year*.
Let it wipe another's tears.
Till In heaven the. deed appears.
Pass it on.
THE BRAVE LITTLE HOLLY.
Sing hey for the ever green Holly.
With its berries like gems for a crown.
The brave little fellow that's jolly
Though surly old Winter may frown.
He smiles at the tempests that shake him;
He glitters in green, through the snow.
No bruisings or beatings can make him
Surrender a leaf to the foe.
The roses are dead in the garden:
The lilies are slain in their grace;
But tempests and colds only harden
This fellow, who laughs in their face.
Th»>n hey for the brave little Holly •
The soidier that battles have nursed;
Who teaches us how to be Jolly
Though winter and fate do their worst.
—(A. Waldron in The Times-Union.
Selected by a T. S. S. member.
Will all the members and friends of the T. S. 3.
who have been so generous in sending in Christ
mas greetings for distribution, please have pa
tience if their letters remain unanswered for a
while? It is simply impossible to attend to the mall
during these busy days, when thousands of greet
ings are being sent out.
Sunshine received at the T. S. S. headquarters
yesterday is as follows: One filled bag from Mil
dred Wlllyoung; one from Elizabeth C. Irwln; one
from Florence E. Irwin; dainty worsted work from
¦Gladys Van Deventer; cards and slippers from f..
M. ; cards as dues for 1901 from Marian B. Smith.
Harold A. Smith and William G. Bennett: a filled
bag and other articles from Mrs. Edward M.
Lyman; book from Beulah M. Barron; fancy work
and cards from Mrs. George R. Perrine; cards from
Charlie Merrick. Emery Merrick, Mrs. Lord Merrick
and Alfarretta Merrick; scrap pictures from A. C. B.;
booklet from Margaret N. Goodnow; painted cards
of Florida wild flowers from Miss Orpha I. Worces
ter; two scarfs for chairs and cards without
a name; bed shoes for Miss Anna Ruddy from
Llllle C. Endicott; cards and a skirt from E. M.
Klmball; two filled bags from C. L.. D.; invalid
jacket and cards from Miss Reeve; boys' ties, in
valid slippers, candy boxes, sets of knives and
forks from Mrs. Richard O. Cheney; a dainty baby
doll, scrapbooks, pictures, etc., from M. S. ; five dolls
named Mary. Charlotte, Margaret, Marion and
Anna, bags and paper dolls from Mrs. James I.
Younglove; cards, an invalid shawl, needlebooks,
booklets, foliage, calendars, from E. Paxxge; pot
tery, shoebag. cards, calendars, doll. etc.. from
M. L. Clark; crocheted slippers from "A Jersey
Sunshiner"; book for the tiny Invalid girl from
Edith Rosamond Perry; calendars, paper dolls, pin
tray, can's, needlebook. etc.. from Miss Mary M.
Grow a box of baskets, booklets, bags and games
from Mrs. Edmund S. Baker; calendars and pict
ures from E. V. Chittenden; boy's hat and book
from Mrs Finn; b^oks for embroidery. Bilk, rag
dogs and dolls from Mrs. Joseph G. Baler; worsteds
and three books from Miss E. M. Hall; paper dolls
from M. Angie Jones; one filled bag from H. E. A.:
doll, mittens, etc., without a name; six pretty
balls games books and a doll from Marcel and
Anita Klincksieck-Laurent; pictures and book
from Agnes G. Fletcher; games and books from
Englewood, N. J. . three bags and magazines from
Mrs. Rushmore; a large box filled with lovely gifts
from Mrs John Ruggles. of Maine; filled bag and
games and empty bag from Miss Van Emberg; two
glasses of jelly from Mrs. Abbott and a box of
holly from Mr. Frost.
Mrs. F. C. ShortUnd has sent $10 for Sunshine
work; Martin Stenzel. $1; Mrs. Z. C. Phillips. $1;
Miss A J McCoy, 50 cents; Mrs. John Clinton
Gray, $1 : Mrs. O. T. Matteson. 10 cents; Mrs.
George W Conine. 17 cents; Manhattan Branch No.
4 $2 80: Mrs. Laurent. 5 cents for badge for new
member; John Schwartz, 10 cents; Mrs. B. L. Liv
ingston, 25 cents.
The following names have been enrolled as mem
bers of the Kingston (N. V.) T. 8. 8. branch: Mrs.
B. M. Tremper, president; Mrs. Charles Burhaus,
vice-president; Mrs. Ralph Clearwater, secretary;
Mrs. Catharine Ensign, treasurer; Mrs. James Ev
erett, Mrs. F. Hibbard, Miss Hattie Case, Miss
Anna Loughran, Mrs. William 8. Van Keuren, Mrs.
W. S. Gillespie. Mrs. C. V. A. Decker. Mrs. W. W.
Tenbroeck, Mrs. W. H. Tenbroeck. Mrs. Rldenour,
Mrs. Philip Eltlnue. Mrs. M. V. O'Neil. Mrs. Rob
ert I^oughran. Mrs. J. T. Johnston, Mrs. Jennie
Finch, Mrs. Thomas Tremper, Mrs. A. T. Clear
water, Mrs. John Brodhead, Mrs. G. A. Hart. Mrs.
Frank Basley. Mrs. A. Staples, Miss Mary Basten,
Mrs. Carrie Burhaus and Mrs. J. Screiber.
Mrs. A. M. Curtis has sent In rules for knitting
golf stockings. As the member who asked for
them Is supplied, they will be forwarded to any one
else who desires them. Mrs. Annie B. Winter will
give cheer to a member in North Carolina by re
sponding to a request; Mrs. Mary Judd, of Con
necticut, will continue to senc 1 sunshine to Mrs.
Palmer, of New-Hampshire; Mrs. J. H. Miller and
daughter will send holiday greetings to thirteen In
valid members; Mrs. J. Farnsworth will remember
nine; Miss Lucy Philo six, and ten other members
who do not wish their names used will fill the
lists sent frjm the office. The Misses Doughty will
send greetings to twelve Sunshine members.
WORDS OF APPRECIATION.
President of the T. S. S.: The Tribune box of
Sunshine for Christmas distribution came yester
day. It was a pleasant surprise, and the nice
things in It will bring pleasure and Christmas
cheer to a number of lonely hearts. I thank you
for >t. Truly yours,
SARAH TODD SPRAGI'E.
President New-Berlin Branch T. S. S.
New-Berlin. N. T.
In a letter received from "A Young Girl" was
10 cents, which she wished to be used to pay p°«t
age on some sunshine for a sick child. "I am poor
myself." she says, "but I felt I must do just one
little thing to pive cheer to another at this Christ
mas time." This young girl may be poor In purse,
but she is rich in the spirit of sunshine which finds
pleasure in doing something which means happi
ness or pleasure for another.
DX CLiyTOX HIGH SCHOOL.
An interesting feature of the Christmas er'er
tainment given by the De Witt Clinton High School,
in West Thirteenth-st., yesterday, was the presen
tation by President O'Brien of a picture of De Witt
The entertainment, which was prepared by cne of
the teachers of the school, was given in the annex
in West Forty-sixth-st. In the morning and th«
Twenty-third-st. building in the afternoon. The
programme comprised songs by the Glee Club,
piano duets and vocal solos by the students and
¦cenea in costume from Dickens. These included
the trial from "Pickwick" and Dick Swlveller
and the Marchioness from "The Old Curiosity
Shop." The former created great merriment, par
ticularly when Mrs. Bardell, her friends and son
all burst into violent weeping. The Judge and coun
sel all wore wigs and gowns, and the Jury was dis
tinguished by a display of high collars.
OFF WITH THE OLD LOVE, OH WITH THE NEW.
The < ttd Tear sadly shook his head,
Mar.^hallins his forces into line.
Give you up? Ah no! sweet friends.
With me you go, for you are mine.
I'll not leave you to the New Year.
Leave Pinaud's best to NMneteen-one?
What can you ever care for him?
This boy. whose life has Just be^un?
Oh, tell me. French Carnation Pink.
Your fickleness you surely feign.
And you, sweet Violette de Panne,
And your dear sister. Violette Reine.
And Brisa de las Pampas, too.
Oh! dost thou also shrink from me.
Wilt thou desert me for that lad,
Think'st thou that he'll be true to thee?
A sad farewell, Pinaud's Perfumes,
I've loved you more than you may know,
I'm dying of a broken heart,
The young heir cornea, and I must go.
1890 (Adictti^ I9fll
lion lion, ami Chocolate* for the holiday season.
Fancy Itaiea r.f Latent l'nrl»liui DrtlKii. Our
I'limiiii-U (unwrapped) once tried, you'll buy no other.
46 w. as*SLS<SS3VyS»«? Fifth Ay
Tel. 653 Harlem. I EVERYWHERE, i T*L 1701 Mi* St.
AVERAGE SCHOOL ATTENDANCE.
GREATER FOR i.AST YEAH THAN FOR PI-EVIOL'B
ONE. riTT SLPF.RINTKNnENT MUWELL
SATS. AND HE DENIES MERiTtANTS
Tho report to tbj Merchants* Association by
Frederick B. De Berard regarding tbe alleged de
fects In official report" of :h^ DepartiTifni of Edu
cation was replied to in part yesterday by City
Superintendent Maxwell. Mr. L»e Berard said In
his report that in the last school year, although
fifteen thousand new seats were supplied, tbe at
tendance was less than in the previous year.
•That statement is not true." Mr. Maxwell said.
"as the average attendance In the school year UW
1900 exceeded the average attendance in the school
year 1898-'» by 19,314 for the entire city." Mr.
Maxwell prepared a table which seemed to show
that the average attendance for the entire city
was 358,897 in the school year 1838-99, and 378,211 in
the school year 1899-1900. He said It was extraor
dinary that the Merchants' Association should
"give to the public statements that are false, for
the purpose of discrediting the school system of
UNDOUBTEDLY. S\ Ys XX -I /.'\ V
COMMISSIONER AGREES THAT PRIVATE ENTER
PRISE PROBABLY COULD RUN PUBLIC
"Mr. Tucker is pretty near right." said Commis
sioner Kearny of the Department of Public Build
ings, Lighting and Supplies yesterday when asked
by a Tribune reporter if the Rlvington-st. public
baths could be run by private enterprise for one
half of his (Kearny's) estimate.
"I'd like well enough to turn ov«r the new baths
to Mr. Tuoker and the Association for Improving
the Condition of the Poor, but the law will not
permit it. The first thing that would happen would
be that some man would get an Injunction pro
hibiting any such transfer. Mr. Tucker says he can
run the baths a year for $17,500. Perhaps he could.
If it is managed by the city it will cost fully
$35,000. thougn. Mr. Tucker could Insist on em
ployes working twelve hours a day. City employes
work only eight hours a day. Mr. Tucker could get
the cheapest men he could find. We have to pay
the prevailing rate of wages."
Commissioner Kearny yesterday wrote the Mayor
a letter embodying his reasons for believing that
the new baths will cost $35,000 a year to run.
TO CELEBRATE /TS fIFTIKTH TEAR.
Colonel Bates, of the 71st Regiment, announces
that in honor of the fiftieth anniversary of the
organization of the regiment a review will be held
at the armory next Friday evening by Brigadier-
General George Moore Smith.
CHRISTMAS COLLECTIONS DISTRIBUTED.
About JB.OOO contributed by the members of the
Stock Exchange was distributed yesterday among
the 330 employes of that Institution. The amount
is much in excess of last year's collection. About
$1,900 was divided among the seventy odd employes
of the Consolidated Exchange. This, too. was
much better than the previous year's fund. At the
other exchanges also the employes were substan
A number of banks, trust companies and banking
houses made liberal provision for the clerks, in one
or two instances these employes receiving a bonus
of IS to 20 per cent of their annual salaries.
_B^^r Vuritive. Refreshing, Economical in use. A breaktast-
• """" cupful of this delicious Cocoa costs less than one cent.
Sold at all grocery stores — order it next tine. j^^^P^
(D. $ 3. $loane
FOR HOLIDAY GIFTS.
comprising many beautiful specimens of
various weaves; Rare Silk Rugs, unsur
passed for decorative purposes; Antique
cßunnersc ßunners in great variety for halls and
FUR RUGS FOR
tPolar 'Bears, 'Tigers, Leopards,
'Black 'Bears, and White cAngoras.
of richest materials.
including Small Tables and Writing Desks,
Pedestals, Screens, and Odd Chairs.
Broadway $ i#b Street
And Pine Jewelry.
Attention Is called to our several grades of TIME-KEEPING WATCHES, all mad*
especially for our house, and bearing our name.
V IUVKKY WATCH WARRANTED.)
<£, DIAMONDS AND FINE GEMS A SPECIALTY. <>
<^> "THE BENEDICT" Perfect Collar and Cuff Button.
¦*oc warn i n gold, extra heavy rolled sold, and sterling silver. * ma *""
NOTE— THE GENUINE BENEDICT BUTTON has the name "BENEDICT.- and date of.
patent stamped upon it. A SET OF FOUR MAKES AN ACCEPTABLE PRESENT. .
BENEDICT BROTHERS. Jewelers,
Broadway and Cortlandt Street, N. Y. (Established 1819.)
Stella M\isic Box
ABSOLUTELY THE BEST AND
SOLD AT MODERATE PRICES.
EASY TERMS IF DESIRED.
The Stella has .1 Sweetness. Harmony and Volume of Tone found in no other instrument
and I* the only music box using smooth steel tune sheet*.
Triers from $26.00 to $300.00. Other styles from 25c. to $1,200.00.
Musical Novelties from $4.00 up. • OPKX F.VRMVCS.
JACOT MUSIC BOA CO./^VLT.r
OFFERS SHARES FX LAWSUIT.
MAN WHO CLAIMS PART OF OLD JTJM3OS
ESTATE FORMING STOCK M"A.VT TO
OUST PRESENT OWNERS.
Property owners on Washington Heights who
hold land formerly belonging to the Jumel estate
may look for unpleasant changes in the future it
the plans of John R. Vandervoort materialise. Mr.
Vandervoort is now engaged in the formation of a,
stock company which la to oust the present occu
pants from their holdings and take possession at
The property is claimed by Vandervoort by
virtue of a deed dated February M. ISS2. trans
ferring all the right, title sad Interest of John R.
Bowen in the Jumel estate to Vandervoort. Despite
the fact that the case was thoroughly investigated
by the courts some years prior to the date of this
deed, and that* the title Insurance companies are
guaranteeing titles to the property. Vandervoort.
seems to have faith in his contention. About tout
years ago he determined to devote some of, his
wealth to philanthropic purposes and deeded por
tions of his property to organizations which would
use It for the good of the people. Property valued
at $300,000 was given to the American Federation
of Labor, more valued at 330,000 went to the Cen
tral Labor Union. $200,000 to the Salvation Army.
$50,000 to the American Volunteers and BUM to
the Terra Delphla Home for Unfortunates in Tren
ton. N. J.
Mr. Vandervoort became convinced later that in
order properly to prosecute his case before the
courts It would be necessary to acquire funds for
the payment of lawyers, court fees. etc. In order
to raise this money the plan of forming a stock
company was evolved, and be asked the recent
beneficiaries of his generosity to purchase stock In
the company. It is said that, with the basest In
gratitude ever shown by the recipients of favors,
they unanimously refused.
The general public is now being offered a chance
to acquire an interest in this valuable prospective
lawsuit. All that Is necessary is to subscribe for
from one to five shares of stock in the company, at
$300 a share. No one man will be allowed to pur
chase more than live shares, thus it Is assured
that grasping cupidity cannot profit to the detri
ment of the public. A cash payment of $25 secures
a share of stock, and the balance of $273 dose not
become due until the purchaser receives a deed tar
a $5.00) Interest in the property and a contract for
a share in $3.000,« X). This is certainly a liberal
offer, but Frank Moss, to whom the public is re
ferred for Information, denies all knowledge of or
connection with Mr. Vandervoort and his schemes.
TWENTIETH CESTI'RY FISD MEETiy*).
A mass meeting under the auspices of the Presby
tery's Committee and in the interest of the Twen
tieth Century Fund will be held in the Fifth Av«
nue Presoyterian Church on Thursday evening.
January 3. The Rev. Dr. Pvurves will preside, ass
short addresses are expected from the Rev. Dra.
Brownson and Dickey and John H. Converse aad
John Wanamaker. of Philadelphia, and the l«r.
Dr. Babcock and William E. Dodge and others, of
The object of the meeting is to stimulate interest
in the extension of all church work, and with the
opening of the twentieth century especially to »
crease benevolence toward the removal of the MW
on individual churches and those held by tne UIW
tees of the Presbytery, the extinction of the data
on Presbyterian buildings, the extension of Praaw
terian Sabbath school and church Interests unasr
the auspices of the Presbytery's Committee, andta
creased contributions to the great Home and «*•*»
eign Missionary and other boards of the Chorea.