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DINNER DRESS OF SPANGLED LACE.
P2LGRIM MOTHERS' DINNER
TRIBUTES PAID TO THE WISDOM AND
FORTITUDE OF THE COLONIAL
DAMES BY THEIR DE
"Have We Improved on the Pilgrim Mothers?"
was the question answered by Mrs. Cora Wells
Trow at the ninth annual dinner of the Pilgrim
Mothers, given under the auspices of the New-
York City Legislative League on Saturday after
noon at the Waldorf-Astoria.
"I am going to tell you how important they were
in their day, and leave it for you to decide," eaJd
"They lad no Intention of being New-England
women, but fully Intended to land in New-Jersey.
an<3 if they had the Jersey Flats would have been
property drained fend Improved by this time. While
They actually landed on Cape Cod. they officially
landed or. Plymouth Rock. Those women really
negotiated the treaty with the Indians, who had
. confidence enough to trust the 'white squaws.' The
wow Jargely Influenced the Government, and it
fcas been proved that through the influence of, the
women the Government of the colonies -was planted
on the principles of Justice.
"Now, you ccc." added Mrs. Trow, "the women
had more to do thin cook clams and make clothes
out of coarse. Impossible material. They were, In
deed," not a. nonentity In their times, and were of
Just as much Importance as the men. They in
sisted upon being heard. They were told to keep
quiet, but were bound to be heard, and that's the
Mrs. Trow soon drifted on the shoals of suf
frage, and admitted that its one opposing force was
the :.ils." "Now, ' she said, "it w« could ortiy
Join with the "amis' and then work together for
some ultimate purpose we would accomplish some
A luncheon preceded the ceremonies, which were
opened by an address of welcome by Mrs. Llllle
Devereux Blake. in which she said: "One of the
marked EigTiS of the times which has appeared
curing the last year Is In the various decisions
which affect matrimony, always an interesting
subject to every woman and every man, whether
they have passed through these rosy portals or not.
In this city Magistrate Pool has framed a new
form of marriage vow, in which the husband is
obliged to swear that he will support his wife, a
provision not always complied with in the marriage
relation, and so 1 would advise any young woman
¦who is contemplating matrimony to be sure that
*he can support her husband in case she may be
caJled upon to do co.
"We are standing in the effulgent eunrise of the
twentieth century, and the horizon is already
aflame with the glory that is to be. In the next
hundred years the charges will be greater than any
that we can imagine; the younger women here
«111 etc the fruition of our hopes and climb the
heights which we can only dimly discern afar off
—those heights on which womanhood shall sit
crowned queen, with the sceptre of power in her
hand to make the world purer and better than It
has ever yet been."
The Rev. Antoinette Brown Blackwell spoke on
"Our Legacy from the Pilgrim Mothers"; Mrs.
Frederick Sohoff. on th- "Importance of the Mother
Influence in the Regulation of the State"- Mrs.
Mary E. Craigie, on the "Only Telephone Which
Connects Us with the Past." which she explained
was "books." and Mrs. Margaret Ravenhill re
cited "Mother and Poet.'" Musical numbers were
contributed by Miss Mary .1. Lansing. Miss A.
Welling and Mrs. Clementine Sheldon Hess, with
Mlas Mary McMarten at the piano.
At the president's table besides the speakers pat
Miss Theresa Ban-alow. Mrs. Septima Collis, Mrs.
Anna E. Hadley. Mrs. Theodosia Gobs, Mrs. Mar
garet Holmes Bates. Mrs. Charlotte Wllbour, Mme.
Van Norman, Mrs. Albert L. Newcome and Mrs.
Martha L. Bishop. Other guests included Mrs.
Stewart Hartshorn, president of the New-Jersey
Federation of Women's Clubs; Mr*- Caroline J.
Taylor, of Bridgeport; Mrs. J. 8. J. Hotebkiss. of
r«orwa!k. Mis. Hester M. Poole and Mrs. Silas A.
WBBTCWEBTKE WOMAN'S CLUB.
The Weßtehester Woman's Club, of Mount Ver
aoa. held an entertainment on Wednesday. Mrs.
Franklin T. Davis presided and introduced Mrs.
Bertha. Irving Scott, chairman of the Educational
Section. The principal features of the programme
were readings from Eugene Field and Robert Louis
fitevenson by Mrs. Roger M. Sherman, regent of
Tfce Bronx Chapter. D. A. R. : a paper on "Co
operation of Home and School." by Miss Clara C.
fuller, principal of the Osslnlng School, at Sing
E/ne; a ciscutsion by Miss a lia H. Lockwood. prin
cipal of th» Lockwood Collegiate School for Girls,
in Mount Vrrnon, and by Mies Mary E. Gernon.
principal cf School No. 7. Mount Verno-n; reading
by Mrs. Harry P Wilcox. and a paper, "The Child's
leisure," by Mrs. Albert Salinger.
DAXCE FOR DR. WTHFM XURSEB.
A Christmas dance for the nurses was given at
**• W Gill Wylie's hospital. Wo. 215 West Forty-
UilM-Bt , on Thursday evening. It Va6 arranged
*>>' Miss Elizabeth Whltelock White, the superin
tendent, who was assisted in doing the honors of
bostes* by Miss Cora Richards, the head nurse.
Miss ' fit* was gowned in MM ana" white chiffon
and Miss Richards in yellow and gray satin. The
nurses wore th*-ir uniforms of blue and white
checked -ham and white aprons. The guests
included Dr. and Mrs. Wylie and their daughters
and the resident physician of the hospital, Dr. O.
* Let-, nephew of General Fltzbugh Lee, of Vir
FOR MEN. WOMEN AND
TREAT FOR LITTLE GIRLS.
SEVENTY INVITED TO A CHRISTMAS FEAST
BY THE DAUGHTERS OF LA
The Daughters of Lafayette Post, headed by their
president. Miss Blanche A. Kittle, turned out in full
force on Saturday afternoon at the Phelps Mission,
No. 314, East Thirty-fifth-st., where a Christmas
dinner was held for the children of that neighbor
The mission is connected with the Park Presby
terian Church, at Eighty-slxth-st. and Amsterdam
ave.. of which the Rev. Anson P. Atterbury is the
Seventy little girls ranging from six to twelve
years of age had been invited by means of red,
white and blue cards to enjoy the dinner, and when
the doors opened promptly at 2 o'clock the eager
little throng included every child who had received:
The large hall had been decorated with Christmas
greens, and the many American flags lent a patri
otic air to the occasion.
The guests were all so tiny that it had been found
necessary to provide kindergarten tables and chairs
for them, and although many seemed to consider
the knives and forks superfluous they did full Jus
tice to the good things set before them.
The dinner Included soup, turkey, potatoes, tur
nips, celery, pickles, cake, ice cream and coffee.
A "rush" on the cranberry Jelly and pickles marked
the progress of the dinner.
"Wouldn't you like to try the turkey?" suggested
Miss Edna M. Greene to a small maid who was
beginning on a fourth plate of cranberry Jelly.
"Yes*m," replied the child, but two more plates
of the dainty disappeared before the substantial
Meantime lamentations were heard from a con
tingent consisting of twenty-five more diminutive
gins who had gathered around the iron gates out
side, and, although uninvited, were openly longing
to join in this least. A hasty consultation was
held by the committee, fresh supplies were ob
tained, and the twenty- five additional guests were
"Ain't this the nicest dinner you ever saw!" ex
claimed a child, while the one seated next her
consumed six plates cf turkey before stopping to
offer any remarks.
"Oh, tea!" said a email girl when the coffee was
Little American flags decorated the ice cream, and
one small foreigner remarked: "Dis is 'Merican Ice
cream cause dats de 'Merican flag."
After the additional twenty-five guests had been
seated it was found that one five-year-old boy had
managed to enter with the girls. He was bo tiny
and looked so eager that the committee decided to
let the enterprising guest remain.
Adjutant Brown and Dr. J. S. Beyea were present,
representing Lafayette Post. Adjutant Brown
spoke briefly, and his remarks were punctuated by
enthusiastic applause especially his closing re
mark, that "Next to having a good dinner, the best
thing to have is a good heart."
After the dinner patriotic and Christmas songs
were sung by the children, and a Punch and Judy
show and a sleight of hand performance followed.
Each child received a pair of warm mittens, and
the happy little people scampered out into the night
with loud expressions of gratitude.
"We have a free kindergarten here every day.
said the Rev. Herbert Kribs. who Is in charge of
the mission. "The children are also taught plain
cooking, sewing, lace making and other branches
which will be useful to them."
Several children present were daughters of needy
The Relief Committee of the Daughters com
prised: Mrs. E. H. Willman. chairman; Miss Ida
Parkinson, the Misses Hook. Miss Mary Bonta,
Miss Sadla Van Siclen and Miss Maude A. Morlson.
Among those who assisted at the tables were Miss
Edith Blascheck. Miss Helen D. Wessells, Mrs.
Lillian Conrad. Miss Terry. Miss Massa, Mrs.
Thomson and Miss Valk.
.Subscriber: The following method of larding a
fillet of beef has been used for many years in one
housf hold First be sure to remove every particle
of the muscular covering on one aide of the fillet.
This will require a sharp knife. Cut the lardoons
of fat, salt pork into tiny strips and put them into
a bowl of ice water. When they are cold and
hard thread one of the strips into the slot end of
a larding needle, pushing It in as far as it will go.
Force the needle through the top of the meat about
an inch d.-ep. holding the strip of pork lightly
with one finger while pushing the needle. Then
draw the needle out, Having the pork project
ing about a quarter of an Inch at each end. Con
tinue until there is a row of these lardoons down
the centre of the fillet an Inch or BO apart. Put into
the bottom of the baking pan three <• oves. one bay
ltaf. a nmali diced carrot, a small sliced onion
and a stalk of celery cut in small pieces Lay the
fillet on these, spread it thickly with butter,
sprinkle with pepper and pour into the pan a
quarter of a cupful of boiling water in which a ten
spoonful of -alt has been dissolved. Hake In a
quick ov<-n for half an hour, banting rive or six
times. At the end of that time remove it to a hot
dish. Put one tablespoonful of butter in the pan
md wh«-n it is melted n<l<J two tablespoonfuls of
flour Cook i., aether until they are browned. Th<-n
Hdd two cupful* of stock or of boiling water and
brink' to ;i boil, stirring constantly. Strain It Into
¦ mucr-j.iin and add two cupful* of canned or
freshly Mewed mushrooms. Cook five minutes.
Remove from the fire; add a teaspoonful of
Worcestershire sauce, one tablespoonful of sherry
and salt and pepper to taete. Pour it around the
fillet and MTV*.
Calves' liver cooked in much the same manner
as described above Is very delicate. Parboil the
liver. Then place In the pan same parsley, celery,
a bay leaf and a cupful of tomatoes, and lay the
liver over it. Add one cupful of stock or hot
water and bake two or three hours, or until
brown and tender, basting often. The (stock in the
pan ran be ust-d for the sauce. To make the Bailee
remove the liver to a hot dish and drain the liquor
from the pan Into a bowl. Cook together one la
blespoonful of butter and one of flour until (olden
brown Add to It one capful of the liquor, supply
ing hot w*ter and stock if there in not that quan
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. MONDAY. DECEMBER 24, 1900.
ABOUT CHRISTMAS TREES.
TINY ONES ARE TRIMMED AND SENT AS
PRESENTS TO GROWN-UPS AS
WELL AS CHILDREN.
It Is stated by the florists that as a consumer of
ChrMmas trees New -York City ranks first, and It
Is not to be wondered at when it is learned that
Individual trees are the fashion this year as pres
ents. These are miniature pines or hemlocks, the
l- aller the better, handsomely trimmed, and sent
to old an well as young. Besides the conventional
fugnr plums and tinsel, many of these trees are
adorned with tiny colored electric lights.
Palms anO potted plants, too, are more popular
than ever this seasf n. Not only are they sent as
gifts, but they are ordt red to accompany far more
costly presents. The boxes in which these plants
are placed are covered w'th bark and adorned with
iarge holly colored bows.
Miniature holly trees and fruit trees, on which
clings the mistletoe, are tied with crimson ribbons,
and ¦whatever gift is selected to accompany a tree
is concealed within its branches. The pine, spruce,
hemlock and native balsam firs are greatly used for
Christmas trees. They are brought chiefly from
Pennsylvania, New-Jersey and Maine.
Maine was the first home of the forest pine. The
giant trees produced by these forests two hundred
years ago bear little resemblance to the seedlings
which have sprung up in place of the tall pines and
spruces. In the seventeenth century these trees
flourished so extensively in the Maine forests that
the English sent to America for their ship masts.
This country produces an enormous amount of
mlst.Ptoe; the Industry of gathering ;It In the
Southern States gives yearly employment to thou
sands of women and children. West Virginia pro
vides many of the New- York markets and florists
with mistletoe, but the finest mistletoe, as well as
holly, comes from France and England, the ber
ries being larger and finer than those grown In
this country, though they often arrive in such a
bad condition after the long sea voyagr- that many
florists prefer the native growth.
To hang the mistletoe over the do.>r was the
orlglna' custom of the Druids. the object
being to appease their woodland gods should
they deign to enter the Druids' houses. Another
reason for adorning their houses with this parasite
was their belief that the spirits of the forest
would take shelter In their houses during the bit
ter cold winter months, and thus be preserved
till the mild season arnvn The mistletoe was
said to possess great healing properties, and till the
end of the last century was regarded as a charm
against evil spirits and celibacy.
It was long thought that this parasite could only
grow on the oak, and that It would be lmposslb'e
to propagate It elsewhere. After much experiment
ing it was accomplished by bruising the berries, and
by means of this viscidity making them adhere to
True to nature, however, the finest mistletoe is
found on the oak. though it grows abundantly on
firs, lime trees, hawthorns, and sometimes, though
seldom, on the apple tree.
The bringing home of the Yule log is a fashion
still kept up in many English country homes. The
origin of this custom dates back to feudal days,
when a merry party went to the woods the day
before Christmas and brought back the large log
which was burned on Christmas Day— or, rather,
half burned, for, according to the custom, half of
the log was kept carefully in the cellar till the next
year, when the new one was brought in and ignited
on the old; thus the house was insured against fire
for the year. Though the custom of having a tree
at Christmas originated in Germany, It was not
known In this country till the beginning of the
KENNELS AT SANDRINGHAM.
One of the pleasures of the Princess of Wales
at her country home in the morning Is to put on
an apron with huge pockets over her tailor made
gown and then make a round to the kennels, car
rying little delicacies to her pets.
She has a wonderful Siberian sledge dog, called
Luska, a lovely, white, shapely creature, as grace
ful as a fawn and as agile as a monkey. Luska
is pure white, save for a black face and ears.
He travelled fourteen thousand miles to reach his
royal home, being then only eighteen months old.
Luska as seen to-day and Luska as he looked
when he first landed from his terrible Journey are
two very different beings.
The lovely white, fluffy coat, which is one of his
strong points to~day, was then a shaggy covering,
stained with paint, blackened with tar. unkempt
and dirty, bearing evident signs of a voyage with
out a valet. At first he would eat nothing but fish,
the diet he had evidently been brought up on,
but gradually, by coaxing, a#d by the adminis
tering of spoonfuls of tasty broth, Luska began
to enjoy tho English food, and soon revelled as
heartily as his companions in the plentiful meal
of biscuit oatmeal and meat mixed together which
forms the savory dinner at the Sandringham ken
nels. Luska Is a great pet with his royal mistress.
All the money taken by these dogs in prizes is
set aside for the benefit of the Princess's poor
IN HONOR OF MISS WILLARD.
At the coming National Convention of the
"Woman's Christian Temperance Union, to be held
in Fort Worth, Tex., an attempt will be made to
have September 28. the birthday of the late Miss
Frances Willard, observed In the public schools of
THE TRIBTXE PATTERN.
A TISSUE PAPER PATTERN OF WOMAN'S
TUCKED BLOUSE, NO. 3.696, FOR
COUPON AND 10 CENTS.
The simple blouse of finely tucked material is a
prime favorite of the season, and is charming for
wear with odd skirts as well as for costumes of
soft, clinging stuffs. As Illustrated. It Is designed
for the former use, and is of satin Aiglon in pastel
blue with cuffs of panne in a deeper shade, and is
worn with tie and belt that match the velvet, but
both silk and wool crepe are admirable; soft
finished taffeta and satin regence are much liked,
as are all the softer silks, while moussellne and
Liberty are always lovely.
The foundation for the waist is a lining fitted
with single darts, underarm, back and shoulder
NO. 3.696— WOMAN'S
seams. The waist proper Is laid in fine, evenly
spaced tucks, allowance for which is made In the
pattern, and is arranged over the lining with
slight easy fulness at neok and shoulders in front.
Closing at the centre front, where the tucks con
ceal the fact. The sleeve* .ire modelled after the
latest style an 1 ;ire arranged over a smooth fitted
lining. The outer portions are tucked to a few
Inches" above th«- wrists, where they fall free and
form tucks that are tacked to the lining, which in
sures a perfect adjustment. At the wrists are
bands finished with pointed ends that lap over and
hook into place.
To cut this blouse for a woman of medium size
4% yards of material 21 inches wide. 2V4 yards 44
Inches wide, or V/k yanls 48 inches wide, will be re
The pattern. No 3,686, is cut in sizes for a 32, 34,
36. 38 and 40 inch bust measure.
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TITLING TO OXH PATTERN. ANY
SIZH. OF NO. MH.
Cut this out. nit In with Inches, name and
address, and mall It to THE PATTERN
DEPARTMENT OF THE TRIBUNE.
No. 3.(96. Bust In.
Inclose 10 " " i to pay mulling and handling
expends for each pattern wanted.
THE WIDEAWAKE BOY.
He was only a dear little Wideawake Boy.
Lying still in his cosey white bed.
With visions of Christmas Day frolic and joy
Inside of his curly brown head.
For Jolly old Santa was coming that way,
And the Wideawake Boy meant to see
The reindeers and toys and the wonderful sleigh
That would bring him his Christmas tree!
So he winked and blinked and he rubbed his eyes,
And the little old clock struck ten.
While the firelight woke and looked very wise
And then went to sleep again.
And the Wideawake Boy watched the shadows
But somebody else watched, too!
Said the big round moon, "When he's fast asleep
I'll light old Santa Claus through!"
So the moon and the boy kept wide awake,
And both were quite sure they'd win.
Till the dawn in the East began to break
And the morning star peeped in.
And Santa Claus rubbed his cold, red nose—
"I must not have this!" he said;
So he waved his hand, and a dream arose,
And crept to the little white bed.
A dream of a hobby horse, tall and strong.
With a beautiful braided mane.
And a tall so curly, and thick, and long.
It got lost in the longest lane.
And the Wideawake Boy jumped out of bed.
As the sun began to peep;
"Why. Santa has come and gone." he said.
"And I must have been fast asleep!"
ALICE GARLAND STEELE.
FOR THE LITTLE CRIPPLED GIRL.
President of the T. S. S. : lam more than pleased
with the response to my request for the little girl
with spinal trouble. I did not expect more than
one thing, but so many have come that I am sure
It will make a delightfully happy Christmas for
her. iti er-ite of all her sufferine-. My hearty thanks
are extended to al! who rontrlbuted to carry sun
shine Into this sad little Mfc, and I am sure the re
flection will shine In their own hearts. Yours
truly, Mrs. GEORGE B. STUDLEY.
Brentwood, Long Island.
Will Miss Sarah A. Howell, who offered a year's
subscription to ¦ a child's magazine for this little
girl, please send It to Edith Spauldlng, care Mrs.
F. E. Spaulding, No. 156 Glen-st., East Somervllle,
The following members of the Young Ladles'
Guild of the First Congregatlonal Church, of
Binghamton, N V., are enrolled as T. S. S mem
bers: Mrs. Belle Armstrong Mason, president: the
Misses Ethel Jenkins, Grace Beecher, Ethel Hark
ness, Louise Pellett, Anna Thayer, Olga Norwood
Edna Norwood Esther Cameron, Lillian Cameron
and Elizabeth Cameron.
Mrs. N. M. Kilborn has given $1 to pay express
on sunshine; Miss Seabury, $1; Berkeley, W) cents;
Mrs. G. R. Bate, 25 cents; Strothard and Donald
Brooks, of Maine. 50 cents to fili some empty stock
ing; "Young Girl." 10 cents, and Marthv. M. Waite,
Jo, as special cheer.
DISTRIBX T TIONS OF CHEF.R.
Boxes filled with hundreds of pretty gifts— dolls,
toys, games, books, pictures and cloth'np— were
sent on Saturday to the Home Garden Branch, to
the Italian Mission, to Dover. N. H.. No. 1; to the
Rogers Chapel Branch (colored), to St. G'.le? Guil3.
of Brooklyn; to Jersey City, to the Grern,n,:nt
Mlpsion. to the Frankfort (N. V.) Junior Branch, to
the Staten Island Branch, to the Crippled Children,
to Harlem Junior Branch No. 1, and to the Kast
Bide Branch, on East Sevente?nth-st. A parcel
went by express to lowa, and hundreds of in
dividual gifts went to invalids from Maine to Cali
fornia. It will not be possible to distribute al! the
greetings even before the new year. Wit»! all the
volunteer help possible to utilize we have not been
able to dispose of the abundant sunshine which has
been poured into the office.
The boxes sent to the Hoboken, N. J., Allen
dale, N. J., and Merrlck, Long Island, Junior T. S.
S. branches have been acknowledged with the
heartiest thanks. All the young folks are de
lighted with the excellent gifts sent as greetings.
Contributions received on Saturday were a baby's
blanket and scrap books, from Mrs. George W.
Conine; games and hooks, from the Misses Frank;
three filled bags, from Mrs. A. BeBt; bag, doll and
pictures, from Elizabeth F. Poet; stockings, pict
ures and corn balls, without a name; drawing
slate, books, game, from Charley Halstead; cards
from Adelaide S. Prote; calendars and cards, from
Margaret Gray; one filled bag, from Mrs. Belle
Armstrong Mason; a package of sunshine ready
for mailing, from the Young Ladles' Guild of the
First Congregational Church. Binghamton, N. V. ;
scrap books, from C. L. Sea bury; slippers, fancy
work, books and calendars, from "Grandma";
books from Mrt. G. Dlekeraon; cards from Eliza
beth McCall; three filled bags, games and fancy
work, from Cold Springs; three dainty dollies and
paper dolls, from J. E S. ; tivo bags, needlebooks
and pincushions, from R. L. Massonneau; two dolls
from Mrs. Bell W. Lincoln; three dolls, games,
worsteds, fancy articles, from A. B. P., Little
Falls; large box of clothing, from R. N. L. ; large
package of miscellaneous articles, from Mrs. L. C.
Thompson; cards from L. B. Clark; sachet and
ribbons, from EL C. Dewey; cards, from Mrs. A.
Chase, Chasevllle, N. V. ; cards from a friend In
Harlem; halftone pictures, without a name; three
bags from Mrs. S. Galmlsh; sachets, head rest, silk
bags, from Miss M. E. Bowker; cards, from Mrs.
Hendrickson; reading matter, from Mrs. S. E.
Hagglns; six dainty dolls, fourteen bags, two
shoulder shawls, two wash cloths, two afghans,
from Mrs. Frank Ballou Poor; box of miscellane
ous articles, from Mabel Wheeler I^ester; packing
box of apples for the "Little Mothers," from Miss
E. Lorillard Dorr; two packing hox-»s, one con
taining games and the other clothing, from Mrs.
R. Elting; scrap books, from Laura Sturteva.nt;
two filled bags, from Mrs. Moses Edson Worthen;
a box of miscellaneous articles, from E S. Ed
wards, of Albany, N. V. ; among the other gifts in
the box were toys, mittens and handkerchiefs,
contributed by Annie O'Leary and Maggie Hunt,
which entitles them to membership in the T. S.
S. Flower seeds came from Janie Harrington;
package containing cards, bags and fancy work,
from Mrs. Benedict; a box of pine cones, cards,
calendars, etc., from Miss M. Emma Wood; books
and calendar, from F. A. B. ; booklets and cards,
from Mrs. C. C. Walden; six Jars of Jelly from
Amy and Katherine Frank; three bags and a filled
bag for "a little mother" and her baby, from M.
B. H.. of Newark; six filled bags, from Mrs. N.
M. Kllborn, and beautiful picture cards, from
Master Orson Kilborn; one filled bag from Dorothy
N. Beck; a package to be sent to' Miss Wehr, from
Nellie W. Davis. By an oversight a box received
from Newark, N 1., was- omitted from the list of
contributions. The box contained gifts from
Mamie and Gertrude Garrison, and six dressed
dolls from Annie E Harrison.
ATTRACTIVE DISPLAY OF UXBNB.
A special sale of pure Irish linen handkerchiefs
at the Fifth-aye. linen store of William S. Kinsey
& Co., at Fifth-aye. and Thirty-slxth-st., is attract
ing crowds of holiday shoppers. Hand embroidered
handkerchiefs are to be found from 25 cents to 50
cents each, and fancy embroidered ones at 25 cents,
50 cents, 75 cents and $1 each. A neat box is given
with every purchase, amounting to JL'. Among
the other attractions suitable for gifts are liptMH
sets of hand embroidered centrepieces and doylies
to match. In white and colors. The firm claims
tlutt so tine an assortment of these goods has never
before been shown In this country. Probably noth
ing in household equipment appeal* with more In
terest to the housewife than linen, and an addi
tion to her store is always welcome. Everything
in the line can be found at this store.
J/.4.YV TOYS MADE BY WOMEN,
This city. It Is said, furnishes nearly one-half
of all the toys made in the United States, the rush
Mason being from July to November. Among the
toys made exclusively by women are several varie
ties of dolls, dolls' trousseaus and Christ maa tree
decorations. Most of this work is done at home.
Women also help in the manufacture of cheap
A LOVELY OPERA WRAP.
A charming evening wrap seen at the opera was
In pale gray velours frapp*, with an effect of sil
very frosted sheen. The mantle fell to the edge of
the trailing skirt, the border of ermine, about two
Inches wide, disappearing under a hooded cape of
ermine drawn round the shoulder* and fastening
with a huge opal and gold buckle in the genre
Laltque, Round the throat was an Immense ruche
of pa le pink moussellne de sole, wired to support,
the folds round the face, thus avoiding the untidy,
appearance so many ruches have, even on the
smartest garments. The cloak was lined with
blush .pink satin and was worn by a tall blonde, to
whom It was wonderfully becoming.
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Have you had a kindness shown
Pass It fyi
•Twas not Klven for you a!cn* —
I 'a.-' It en.
Let It travel down the years.
Let It wipe another's tears.
Till In heaven the deed appear*.
Pass It on.
BISHOP AXD SETH LOW TALK
DISC. >t-rsk on SIMPLICITY AT THE
WEST SIDE Y. M. C. A.— TWEEDS
DIAMiiNU Si SI'KNDKR Ml 11 UN.
Bishop Potter and Seth Low spoke yesterday af
ternoon before members of the West Side Branch,
Young Men's Christian Association, in the associa
tion auditorium. No. 318 West Flfty-seventh-st.
Seth Low spoke briefly. He said Bishop Potter
was a good bishop, a good citizen and a helpful
man. As a Christmas message to the young men
the speaker thought none could be better than the
sermon of Dr. Rainsford which he had heard in
the morning. The message was summed up in the
Joy of loving, working, believing and giving.
Bishop Potter said In part:
The original idea of the Young Men's Christian
Association founders was to reach a class outside
the Church In »he great city of London. It was
meant to supply defects of the Church, and. even
If not narrow, this Idea cannot be called compre
hensive. When I saw the racing course in this
building and the other means of diversion I con
sidered how the founders had never contemplated
such catholic development. It has been an evolu
tion. In past years there has been a tendency to
scorn the body; our later wisdom leads us to reject
Less than a year ago I was entering a hall like
this in Madras. India, a magnificent building in
every respect, and all paid for by John Wana
maker. of whom I say. whatever else he does for
his fellow man. he can do nothing nobler than this.
There in the fine restaurant I found natives of
every faith eating together. Having learned the
subtle and tremendous power of caste. I felt that
was a great spectacle, a prophecy of the time
when all men will find one table, the table of the
Lord Jesus Christ.
The three things most Important to young men
whose lot Is cast in the city are self-possession,
simplicity and a right standard of values. The
tendency of modern life is to aggregate, to crowd:
the country Is denuded. We used to have solitude,
self-communion, meditation; there w»re long win
ter evenings for study and family life. All is dif
ferent to-day. I recently asked a Christian mother
how often her family got togethe- In the middle
of the day. She said. "Not once a month." Haste
is the business watchword. If a young man doesn't
run his services are not wanted. Under these con
ditions there is danger of a young man losing his
personality, of becoming a cog In a great machine.
Here's what I mean by self-possession: To con
sider things In the midst of pressing duties, to re
main God's man-owning self when the day's work
is done. Just as when you began.
As to the value of simplicity, one feels it es
pecially just now. when the United States Is on
the top wave of commercial success. There is
much tawdry display, extravagarce and waste.
Along with considerable philanthropy we see much
barbaric lust of show, all kinds of foolish expense.
In this respect, don't mind what any fool of a girl
tries to flatter you into. Avoid cheap tawdriness
of jewelry, which Is a special mark of decadence.
A friend of mine once called on "Boss" Tweed,
and from the floor picked up a diamond stud as
big aa one's thumb. Mr. Tweed at first did not
know the diamond was his. Running his hands
over his white shirt front— the only white thing
about him— finally he discovered the diamond was
his In the capacity of a suspender button.
It is most Important to have an accurate stan
dard of value. We should recognize eternal prin
ciples and values. We see Immense fortunes left
by men who never profited by their wealth.
DR. MAC'.RTHLR ON LIBERAL VIEWS.
THINKS THE CHURCH HAS DEALT TOO SEVERELY
WITH CARDS AND THEATRES.
The Rev. Dr. Robert S. Mac Arthur at Calvary
Baptist Church last night discussed "The Voice of
tne Church in Relation to Amusement." being the
last sermon but one in a series on "The Voices of
the Closing Century." He said in part:
The Church within the century, and especially in
Its last quarter, has greatly changed Its attitude
toward amusements. What is the significance of
this greater liberality? Will its significance be
hurtful or helpful to all the causes of morality?
This is a fair question, and to it a frark answer
should be given. The time has come, however,
for plainer speech on this whole subject. We must
not confound things that are evil with things
which are evil only by excess or by Improper asso
ciations. Some churches have denounced dances of
all k'.nde and in all times and places. They have
thus set up false standards, and have made things
evil In themselves when they were evil only be
cause of associations and other conditions. A simi
lar remark might apply to card playing.
What shall be said about the theatre? The
Church may stand on one of three attitudes toward
the theatre^-the oppositlve, the conformative or the
transformative. Shall the Church indiserlmlna
tively denounce all theatres, actors and attendants
upon theatres? Shall she be simply denunciatory,
hostile, uncompromising and implacable in her
opposition? This attitude has often been assumed
by various branched of the Church. It is the atti
tude to-day declared In some Church covenants
and books of discipline. Such a course alienates a
great body of men and women engaged in dra
matic work of various kinds. It opens a broad gulf
between them and the Church. It makes the
Church practically Indifferent to this great ele
ment In our community. It virtually ostracizes
great groups of men and women because of the
sins of some of these men and women. Such a
course also is unjust, for we have no right to put
the Church In such an attitude. There is no one
interest of humanity to which the Church can
afford to be indifferent. The Church to-day needs
the courage of her divine Lord. It Is not her busi
ness to stand aloof from men and women, even
though they were as sinful as some churchmen
Beginning with the new year. Dr. Mac Arthur will
deliver a series of new sermons on "The Ethic
Masters and the Divine Master." His first dis
course will be on "Christ and Confucius," and will
be In the shape of a reply to an address delivered
some time ago In Carnegie Hall by Wu T!ng-fang,
the Chinese Minister.
INSANE FROM HIGH LITiyG, IT IS SAID.
FORMER PATROLMAN. WHO MARRIED A
WEALTHY WOMAN. SENT TO AN ABTLrM.
I,ouis Warren, a former New-York policeman,
who Is so hopelessly insane that he imagines he
Is a king and is engaged to be married to all of the
handsome women on earth, was committed to the
Hudson River State Hospital yeste-day. in New-
Rochelle. Warren's Insanity is said to be due to
A few years ago he was an ordinary patrolman
in the Borough of The Bronx. On his beat was the
large summer home of a wealthy woman, who was
a member of one of the oldest families in West
chester. She fell in lov*> with the policeman, and
after they were married he quit the force. The
couple have a handsome home in Locust-aye.. ons
of the fashionable residential streets of New-
Rochelle, where they have lived in luxury since the
wedding. Mrs. Warren, who is much older than
her husband, drove to the New-Rochei'.e police
station yesterday to bid him goodby.
OMDAnSBD PRIEST BY BISHOP POTTER.
Bishop Potter officiated in the crypt of the Cathe
dral of St. John the Divine, on Cathedral Heights,
yesterday morning, at the ordination of the Rev.
George Griffiths Bartlett to the priesthood. The
sermon was preached by the Rev. Dr. George W.
Douglass, and the candidate was presented by his
father, the Rev. Dr. E. T. Bartlett. formerly dean
of the Episcopal Divlntty School, of Philadelphia.
The Rev. Dr. Ernest Vorhis, of the Cathedral
clergy .staff, sang the Litany.
The Holy Communion was celebrated by Bishop
Potter, assisted by the Rev. Dr. Walter Thompson,
who read the Gospel, and the Rev. Dr. Quennell.
who read liie Epistle.
The Rev. Mr. Bartlett. who was ordained, was
graduated from the Divinity School at Philadelphia
and has been serving his dlaconate as a curate in
Grace Church, this city, under the Rev. Dr. Will
iam Reed Huntlngton, rector.
B. D. WOODWAKD RESTING EASILY.
B. D. Woodward. Assistant Commissioner-General
of the United States <o the Paris Exposition, who
broke his leg by slipping and falling to the deck of
the St. Louis on his return to this country last
week, when seen at his home last night said that
he was resting as easily as could be hoped for In
the circumstances, and expected to be around again
as soon as the bones had time to knit. The large
bone of bis leg was broken just above the ankle.
Mr. Woodward came to this country on business
connected with the Exposition, and expected to
return to Paris in about a month. The accident
will delay his return until the end of February or
the middle of March.
Mr. Woodward said that the delay in the United
States Commissioners to Paris receiving their deco
rations from France was because this Government
did not confer decorations In return. The French
Government was desirous of treating the American
officials in accordance with the "most favored na
tion" policy, and diplomatic correspondence with
other European governments waa necessary before
France could determine the decorations to be given
to »he Americans. Neither Mr. Woodward nor the
other Commissioners have yet applied to Congress
for permission to receive the decoration.
lust be sold by Jan. Ist.
Conover Fireplace Mfg. Co.,
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new cExmrrs revival.
TROTESTANT MINISTERS TO UNITE DC
EFFORT IN REGULAR CHURCHES
HERE AND ABROAD.
With the watcbnlght meetings on December •**•
active work in the endeavor to open the new cen
tury with a great religious revival will *****-
Dwight L. Moody for some time before his dean
was much interested in bringing about such a re
vival, and hi* enthusiasm so impressed William
Fhillips Hall that Mr. Hall took up the work after
Mr. Moody 'a death.
About two months ago letters were sent to Prot- .
estant ministers of all denominations asking them
to co-operate in the work, and * committee or asso
ciation of ministers and laymen was formed which
will endeavor by organized effort to arouse religions'
enthusiasm all over the country. Similar revlval3
will be undertaken in England and Scotland.
All denominations are to work together and to
afford mutual help. There will also be developed
the belief of the ministers that independent revivals
undertaken outside of regularly organized churches
are not of lasting benefit, and work at least tem
porary injury to the churches because they draw
from the churches portions of their congregations.
This time the work is to be done by regularly con
stituted ministers in the churches themselves.
The first and main object is to arouse religions
enthusiasm. After this there are four subordinate
purposes: To demonstrate the essential unity of the
Protestant creeds, .separated though they may bo
by doctrinal difference?, to show that the destruc
tive or so-called higher criticism has not destroyed,
the faith of the people in the Bible; to give new life
and strength to the churches, and to bring those
who ar«» now without the churches within their la- -
fluence. Committees have already been organised,
and the preparations for the work been begun la
Boston. Philadelphia. Frorldence and Chicago.
New- York is to be '.he headquarters and centra
of the work for the whole country. The National
Committee Includes: William Phillips Hall. of New-
York, chairman: the Lev. Drs. Francis K. Clark.
president of the United Christian Endeavor Society:
George T. Panes, of the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian
Church: Daniel S. Gregory. Robert S. Mac Arthur.
of Calvary Baptist Church; Asa Blackburn, of the
Church of the Strangers; Henry Mottet. rector of
the Church of the Holy Communion; J. Wilbur
Chapman, of the Fourth Presbyterian Church; John
Baleom Shaw, of the West End Presbyterian
Church: S. Parks Cadman. of the Metropolitan
Temple; Theodore S. Henderson, of the Simpson
.Methodist Episcopal Church. Brooklyn; A. C.
Dixon. of the Hanson Place Baptist Church.
Brooklyn; Cort'.and Myers, of the Baptist Temple,
Brooklyn: Cornelius Woelfkln. of the Greene Ave
nue Baptist Church. Brooklyn; J. F. Carson, of the
Central Presbyterian Church. Brooklyn: James L.
Vance, of the First Reformed Church, Newark. N.
J. and James B. Ely. of Philadelphia, secretary ojf
the Presbyterian Evangelistic Committee, and Mrs.
Margaret Bottom*, president of the International
Order of Kins'* Daughters; Miss Mary MeElroy. of
the Young Women's Christian Association, New-
York; F. H. Jacobs, Brooß.yn: John H. Converse,
of Philadelphia, president of the Baldwin Locomo
tive Works; William R. Moody, son of the dead
evangelist: John Willis Baer. of Boston, secretary
of the United Society of Christian Endeavor: John
R. Mott, secretary of the International Young
Men's Christ'an Association: H. M. Moore, of Bos
ton: D. W. Me Williams, of Brooklyn: James Tal
cott. New-York: John M. Council. New-York: J.
H. Banton. New- York: John S. Huyler. New- York:
L. 1... Dogger, of Springfield. Mass.. president of
Training School : General J. J. Kstey. Brattleboro.
Vt.; General O. O. Howard. New-York, and George.
E. Beemis. New-Ycrk.
The plan of work is to divide the city Into sec
tions, each of which will be under the direction of
a district committee These committees will for
mulate plans of action for their districts, and
where necessary will apply to the central commit
tee for aid, either for speakers or money, or for
aid which may b«- needed In any other direction.
Letters are to be written to ministers all over the
country, and it Is hoped finally to extend the sys
tem Into the most remote districts
Dr. MaeArthur says that the committee believes
that the movement will he joined by almost every
church In the United States. He does not believe
that the Episcopalians will co-operate as a body
because of the feature of their creed that teaches
that their ministers are directly descended from the
Apostle Paul, while they look upon other ministers
as laymen, and cannot Invite them Into their pul
BRAVE RESCVE AT A FIRS.
POLICEMEN GO THROUGH SMOKES TO TAKX A
SICK WOMAN PROM HER BED.
There was a fire at No. 380 Avenue A early yes
terday which sent nearly a hundred shrrwrmg
tenants out into the street. It was discovered by
Policeman Charles G. Fichtel. of the East Twenty.
second-st. station, at 1:30 o'clock In a tea store.
When it was supposed that all the people m>
out of the burning building, Charles Hanson, who
lives on the top floor, told Fichtel that his wife.
Eliza, nearly sixty years old, and 111 with pleurisy.
was still in the house. Fichtel and a fellow
patrolman. Frederick Webber, went through the
smoke to the top floor, where they found the woman
In bed unconscious. They wrapped her In a, blanket
and carried her to the roof. When they appeared
in sight, with wet handkerchiefs bound over their
mouths, faces and hands black with smoke, and
bearin? the woman between them, there was a wild
burst of cheering, which lasted for several minutes.
Mrs. Hanson was shocked from her experience,
but the hospital surgeon said she had received so
The d.imase to the building waa ISM. It was
owned by James Geiss. of No. 218 East Two^hnn
dred-ard-fourth-st. Max Mettleman. the tea store
owner, lost stock worth JSOO.
SELLS RIGHT OF WAT TO ELEVATED ROAD.
The Manhattan Railway Company has purchased
the right of way through the grounds of St. John's
College, at Fordham. at a cost. It is said. «f $86,000.
This, it is understood, gives them only tho right to
put in pillars to support their roadbed.
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the best value ever secured by our resi
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Hand embroidered initial at 25c and soc
Fancy embroidered at 2>c, soc, 75c and
A neat box given tvttb tack pttr
cha.se to the amount of $1.00,
Japanese Hand Embroidered
Centre-pieces and Doylies
to match, in white and colors. Such a
fine lot of these goods has never before
been shown in this country.
They make not only a most acceptable
but a very useful gift.
WM. S. KINSEY & CO.,
Fifth We. and .toth St.
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