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PARK BLUE IIORNIXO GOWN 1 .
WHERE TO GO TO-DAY.
B*pul»r Betting of "* TVom»n"s» Conference .if the So
ciety for Ethical Culture, at thf Tuxedo. Madlson-nv*.
ar.fl Flfty-rur.Th-st., 2:.' tO p. m. C jn>rence on "Edu
nation." Ejpßßkers. Mrs. Edrafl R. Hewitt. Di Tellx
Adler aM IVrviviil O.ubb.
JVn<>nt for th* »»-York Business Women" » Association
at th« B* rkeif-y Lyceum. *°. IV West ¦¦¦ fourth ft.,
8 p. m.
Montn!y pul He meeting of tiM man's National Fabhath
¦jMbi in Assembly lloon;, Pr»«t?j-terian Building,
No. MO Fifth-eve.. 11 a m.
Illuatrat** lecture by Comrr.ar.dar.t W. D. Snyman, in aid
of th« Boer Relief Pun for Widows and Orphans, at
Carnegie Lyceum. Ftftj--«evMith .-t. and Seventh
%M p. tn.
R^ruiar BMattng of Minerva at the Hotel Majestic. Cen;ral
Park West and Feventy-second-«t.. 2 p. m.
.4 7' WE ElDlMr CLUB.
LENTEN ENTERTAINMENT TO BE GIVEN
TO-MORROW EVENING— SOME FINE
Or.* of the entertainments planned to enliven the
Lenten season is to take p!ace to-morrow evening
at The Riding Club, in East Flfty-elghth-st.. in the
form of a presentation and dinner to one of the
most popular members.
The usual Lenten entertainment will be given
later, and active preparations are now bell made
for an exceptionally brilliant programme. This will
include competitions at vaulting, egg and epoon
race, tandem and four-in-hand riding by the wives
and daughters of m.-m';>. rs, mounting and dis
mounting contests by women and men. and a large
variety of difficult feats.
Among the women who It is said will compete
In the four-in-hand riding contests the most promi
nent are Miss Gulliver and Miss Stokes, who had
a. most epiritei and skilful contest last year.
Miss Catherine Burton. Miss Gertrude Shel
don. Miss Edith Doudge, Miss Eleanor Hall.
Miss Lucia Burton and Miss Annie Kountz
are expected to compete in the egg and spoon
race, and their ponies are already in careful prac
tice every day. The tandem riding contest is a
more manageable affair than the four-in-hand, and
has a much larger number of contestants. Among
the number supposed to have good chances of bear
lag off the prizes may be mentioned Miss Louise
lanaar Miss H. Weiherbee, Miss Beatrice Hollins.
Miss Alice McLean and Miss Adeline Havemeyer.
A large number of women who frequent the Rid
ing Club take more pleasure in the ownership of
fine horses, which they do not use except in the
way of gentle exercise, than in attempting the
post-graduate courses of the art of horsemanship.
Among those who may be seen almost daily in the
Park or riding in the ring is Mrs. J. B. M. •;: --
venor, who, although she possesses a number of fine
mounts, seeius to take most pleasure in a seat on
her black mare, which she has named Sporting
Miss Gulliver Is fond of her tee Park hack
Pumps, a chestnut gelding of strength, grace and
"go." Mrs. E. J. Berwind rKles a chestnut geld
ing which she calls Baby.
Two horses that attract a lot of attention when
ever they are seen are Miss Virginia Alexar.dre's
Cour.tess and Miss Catherine Tweed's Tottle. It
should, however, be remarked that Countess and
Totti< are of that valuable olass of goods which
comes in small packages; in other words, they are
Miss Ethel Gould has a well bred chestnut mare
hi the class between fourteen and fifteen hands In
height, which she calls Morpanlta. Miss L. A.
Peters has a beautiful horse in this class that bears
a classic r.ame. generally Bhorteaed to "Lady
Phroso." Others worthy of note arc Miss F. L.
Stokes"? chestnut mare Huray, Miss Kate Carey's
hay gelding The Loor.. and Miss Angelica Gerry's
pretty bay mare Hazel. Two of Mrs. J. It. Town
send's pets deserve a word In this class— they are
Marjorie and Chrystallirie.
There la a etaas for little plrls also in the i-luh,
and amotiF the horses ser-n there are Miss Ruth
Adams's two favorite ridinir horses Bella and
Para, Miss Guthrie's chestnut pelding Punch, Miss
Lucia Bunon'F black gelbins Connemara, Misa
Catherine Burton's Bobby, Miss Kountz's Kate.
I Miss E. M. fihefcr's Countess. Miss Constance
cic 'i n:\• r.- bay. Mips dc Ooicouria's Swf-etheart.
Miss Rarrhaat 'a chestnut TVOr and Lady Alaska.
A SOUVENIR COSEY CORNER.
The eosey corner is an essential part of the home
nowadays, whether paid home be ¦ hall bedroom
or a fpaclous house. Many a sue 1* conven
tionally picturesque, but frequently a good deal of
rrlginality • nd ingenuity are shown in the ar
rangements. One young woman In New-York has a
souvenir cosey corner, every article connected with
which has I E.-e'Mal association. The canopy is
different from the usual kind, being draped over a
short rod and drawn bark on each side, like the
opening to a tent This drapery li made of an old
fashioned pair of dull blue damask curtains that
adorned her mother's first drawing room after
mvm v? T i. ? e> Th( ' cushions once rested in the pew in
"fry* her father's .-:•.: boyhood's Sunday morn
™ef ?'*"* 6 r>ent, m a ) it; i,. country church. The
wfcil is draped with two blae and white counter
panes mad- on a hand loom in h'-r great-grand
mother s house. The lantern buspeaded from the
rrSJ «,°* the P ieTCed tln - dome shaded fashion that
prevailed early In the last cc ntury. and it lighted
Ker great-grandfather's steps many winter niphts.
The red mica lining that colors the candle light is
**»•*, now? \ *'T . *
«f T '^ pi:lo * s that make the cozines* are relics
«,.™2r youns woman's college ,v< and various
w-^'" Fr f nt where fir b * lsam « rw - On the
of ir-,v i pt r fS are sim: on favors an<l mementos
2f«rK fi"^ Even s ? Sim^ ri a souvenir as the chop
effe^.v T d ° n V lp t0 Chinatown is made to serve
S 'y^ be )PX <'"<* together crosswise and
jasu-ned on a red programme of the Chinese the-
PETITIONS OF TEMPERANCE WORKERS.
Through an action taken by the Executive Board
of the Kings County Woman's Christian Temper
ance Union at its last meeting, a communication
»a? forwarded to both the Senate and the House
The five hundred members expressed their thanks
lor ratifying the treaty to protect natives in Africa
¦gainst intoxicants, and for favoring in the Lodge
the recommendation of the President to
siVf?« tUC , b P roteclion of child races worldwide b?
additional lams a.id treaties. lafl Dy
They also earnestly petitioned for the «n.«i r
£55£ cf the Glllm bm - Pectin* the Vet!
Hebrides and other islands against American rum
•Jjof the Llttiefleld bill, which proposes "lmYl7r
iuwSi' 0 "^ 0 a " na "" '"«'»
r.i£?i£ ? T ''** ' ¦"mmunir:i!:.ji.« w.-i- signed by the
Vr fe s nt V^M 8 - Mal V- Annabl^ the vice-president.
Craft Tobla and the secretary. Miss Ida A.
Perfume, Toilet Water, Soap.
A NLW VIOIJiT ODOR.
TREATfXG SERVANTS JUSTLY.
A HOUSEKEEPER IN A WEALTHY FAMILY
THINKS THERE IS A SOLUTION TO THE
PERPLEXING DOMESTIC PROBLEM.
"Contributions on the servant Question are
numerous, and. on the principle that 'many hands
make light work.' may be useful in suggesting
ideas that when combined may serve to solve the
question," said a woman yesterday who has had
large experience in conducting a millionaire's
household. "Unrelaxed vigilance Is the price that
rrust be paid for perfection in any line of work.
Housekeeping should be ranked among the fine
arts, and should be prepared for by careful train-
Ing. The housekeeper who would manage her home
eeasfuUy must be acquainted with all its needs,
from salon to kitchen, from attic to cellar. Un
questionably, much of the trouble, with servants
arises from the Incapacity of the mistresses as
much as from the incompetence of the maids.
They know neither how to do nor how to direct
the work of their houses, and are ignorant of what
constitutes a fair day's work.
"Justice, kindness, cleanliness and order are es
sential to good housekeeping. Much that seems
difficult might be adjusted easily by a wise and
considerate apportionment of work, which la one
of the fir&t necessities, whether the bouse be grand
or simile. In large households the greater part
of the friction arises from unequal distribution of
tasks. One servant may have several hours of
daily leisure while another has none from early
till late. Every on.- is entitled to a couple of hours
off duty each day. and that is little enough when
one realizes how confined their lives are Who >•"
us would undertake for any compensation a posi
tion where she would be at some one.-, beck and
call day and evening, with only a few hours'
freedom once a week?
"Where only one lll. ii 1 la employed she is usually
in bondage nearly as absolute as that of slavery.
Her clothes are not supposed to need mending, and
t*he is compelled to steal the time from sleep for
personal cleanliness. When there is but on. ser
vant the members <>f the family should no] demand
any personal attendance, at I should help In various
ways. Dusting, preparing the table for meals,
washing the glasses, arc not tiresome in them
selves, yet to have them done for her would greatly
relievo an overworked maid.
"There is as much need for reform In many
palatial homes. There are millionaires who aro
notorious for th»ir parsimoniousness among the
serving class. Not long ago .1 New-York woman,
who had matlo an engagement to manage .1 million
aire's house in <;. Louis, wished to engage a huiler
before leaving the city. The man said: 'Madam,
that la a very hard house to work In. They never
have enough servants." Vet he bad never been in
"Another, a new housekeeper for one of New-
York's wealthy women, tried to gel servants to
open the country house. Such was th<> reputation
of the mistress that the housekeeper found the
greatest difficulty in securing them. "Get .-ill you
can for the least money' >.-. Ms to be the Idea fr»
"When business methods prevail the servants'
rooms, table, : athing conveniences and all else
that concerns them will be in keeping with the
rest of the establishment, ami only a fair amount
Of work will be expected for a given wage They
will have time to think and grow more intellimnt.
They will be happier, ami. therefore, will work
better, and most of the difficulties will vanish."
XURGE6' COXGRESH 1\ BUFFALO.
DURING THE PAN-AMERICAN EXPOSITION
REPRESENTATIVES FROM VARIOUS NA
TIONAL ORGANIZATIONS WILL HOLD
A "TWENTIETH CENTURY
There Is to be an International Congress of
Nurses held in Buffalo next September, during he
time of the Pan-American Exposition, to celebrate
the new century and to cement and strengthen the
National and international organizations which the
nurses of this country. Great Britain, the English
colonies, Denmark and Holland have for the last
few years been intent upon developing. All of
these countries have now national organizations
of nurses, based upon the principles of self-gov
ernment and mutual agreement, pledged to uphold
the honor and best Interests of their profession
and to work for a steadily advancing educational
standard and ethical development. The nurses of
the English speaking countries have also in view
the attainment of State examination and registra
The National association of the United States has
become affiliated with the National Council of
Women, as the others purpose to do In their re
spective countries. Within the last >¦«-•.-. r an Inter
national Council of Nurses has been organised,
which will hereafter bold quinquennial meetings in
conjunction with those of the International Coun
cil of Women. The next one (after the Buffalo
c ingress, which is a special occasion) is to be held
in Berlin in 1&04. The president of the Interna
tional Council of Nurses is Mrs. Bedford Fenwlck.
of London, and th*- vice-presidents are the ; r. >i-
MEMBERS OF THE NURSES' ASSOCIATION OF BUFFALO
MTSS SYLVrTEN V. NYTC.
AentS of the respective national councils. The ex
ecutive officers of the Huffalo congress are the orn
ccrs of the Am.-rican Society of Siip.-rinten.lents of
Training Bchools for Nurses, those of the National
Aiumnss of Schools for Nurses and the American
councillors of the International Council of Nurses.
¦j • >¦ chairman of »h.-. congress Is M:s^- Mclsaac,
superintendent of the [lUnolp Training School, Chi
cago, and th<- secretary la Mrs. Banfleld, i
inti-ndeiit of tli»- Polycllnlc Hospital, Philadelphia
The Nurses' Association of Huffalo is planning
for an .-xhihlt at the Tai-American Exhibition
showing the progi— of nursinK Fince the Inaugu
ration of training schools.
During the congress in September ?h*» Buffalo
will entertain the American Society of
Intcndents the National Associated Alumnae
and the Nursing Congress, organised in i.
THE DAY'S GOSSIP.
An inaußiiration banquet will br- plven hy the
Woman's National Republican Association on the
evening of February 27 at the Rlggs House, Wash
ington. D. C. Chauncey M. Depew will be ti,^
guent of honor and will make an address.
A class In plant study, led by Mrs. John I. North
rop, in the liLrary of the Normal College, will begin
on March i and continue on Mondays in March,
April and May If then- are enough applicants to
warrant it a .-lass for the study of birds will be
organized for Wednesdays in March and April.
Mrs. A very F. Cushman was chairman of the day
at Urn last m«*-ting of the Kosmos Club, held at the
home of Mrs Thomas Pronser. No. 387 Stuyvesant
iivt-. Brooklyn. "Heroic Workers in Literature"
wan the aabjTt. and three papers were read—"Si.l
ney Lanit-r," by Mrs. F. H. Story. •Tolstoi,' Mrs
Henry M. Halstead. and ¦Elizabeth Kry," Mrs.
A Conversation Club, composed of twelve young
women, has flourished for several seasons in a sub
urban town. The semi-monthly meetings are held
at the homes of the various members, the oniy
due» being the luncheon which the hostess provides.
Borne topic of current Interest Is discussed during
the meal, each member taking part In it and a
fummittee of three, with the chairman of the uay,
A series of lectures by well known speakers is a
part of the aaaasa'a programme of the Contempo
rary Club of Trenton, N. J. Among those who
have been engaged are Mrs. Margaret Deland. Pro
l»**or Grists. 1L K. Krebbial and Henry van Dvkr.
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. MONDAY. FEBRUARY 25. 1901.
HARLEM Y. W. P. A.
ANNUAL MEETING TO BE HEL-D THIS EVEN
ING-MEMBERSHIP OF THE LAST TEAR.
The ninth annual meeting of the Harlem Young
Women's Christian Association will be held this
evening at S o'clock in the Auditorium, No. 72 West
One-hunclred-and-twf-nty-fourth-st. Three minute
reports of the w:>rk of the various departments will
be given by the committee chairmen, and the ad
drf-s o: the evening by the Rev. Dr. Charles K.
Jefferson, pastor of the Broadway Tabernacle.
Special music will be rendered by Mrs. Sophia
Markee and Miss Caroline Wood. Seats will be
reserved In the body of the house for contributors
friends of the association, and all members
are exp< cted to ho pros. nt.
Th( las) year has been a successful one. The
• hip lias Increased to 1.115. The enrolment
In the educational classes has been 546. and in the
::. 527 Sixty-nine spec;als and entertaln
been held, with a total attendance of
• 1 thirty-one club meetings, attended by 6SI.
Five hundred and seventy-eight positions have been
filled throush the employment bureau. There have
been forty-six regular boarders and 265 transients.
The total attendance at the regular Sunday after
noon Gospel meetings lias been 4.94". The budcret
for the y. ar was $24,000.
TO PAVE THE COVSTITCTION.
MABBACHUBETTB STATE SOCIETY, T. S. D. \*\l,
ASKS HELP TO RESTORE THE
There ha? been issued over the signature of Mrs.
Nelson V. Titus, president of the Massachusetts
State Society. United States Daughters of ISI2. a
circular setting forth the purpose of tho organiza
tion to rebuild the frigate constitution and Inviting
the participation of citizens in all parts of the coun
The famous old man-of-war was taken to the
Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston, in October. IS9B.
is to th.it time it had been for many years
¦ V a> th.- Navy Var.l In Portsmouth.
J '»- M etta State Society, I'nited States
of IM-. has bad for its object sir.cc its
formation in 1897 the restoration of the historic
At Its annual meeting In January, 1898, it
¦i.ii >: to raise by a popular sui.srri7.tior; fund
from all parts of the Union the amount necessary
tore the ship In oni.r that she might be
. In commission once more, ail the work to
be completed to the satisfaction of the Secretary
of the Navy. The plan proposed is to restore, the
fore the War of 181J, to have her
¦1 permanently at Boston to l.r used as a
I g ship for naval apprentices. An -ict au
thorizing tiiis movement was passed and approved
r.y President McKlnley In February, IWX).
Veils nro ns popular n>= ever, anil tho parish
colored kimls have disappeared. In the newest de
sipns the dots an"- closer together than last year,
find frequent y :ir.- arranged In diamond shaped
this design originated
with 1 young woman well known In New-York
The charming English Imitatioi ', point d'Alen
con and Point d'Arabe laces are In great demand,
particularly in the brownish gray shades. Ap
plique A art also to be
hud at the various department stores, and Renals
¦ ¦ . • 1 entii . thread la the very
• thing for . loth kowi ' >nly a little of thin
ahould ¦ too str'K::;i; for per
Batln f. ilard In small, neat designs au.l in soft
yr-r gay colors arc f.. t.e immensely popular this
spring ar..; summer R •. i.in and reseda
will be the favored shades. Lace will he used In
profusion r'"r trimmli -:
Rfwnrp of stiff collars if you would follow Damn
Fashion. Soft, pltal le silk folds, finished with
¦. ¦ ¦. • • •¦ . • turnover " with perhaps a
rect tl the si Iff high 1 aeh
Jewelry is fashionable to a greater degree than
has been the case In a long time. The new de
signs are highly artistir-an<i are suggestive of the
art of ancient Egypt. In the abundance of scarabs,
eagles, serpents. llilseH ami animal neada These
are set both in gold nnd silver, nd are especially
effective as ornaments for the Mack velvet neck
bands now worn.
A revival of a pretty fashion is the black velvet
rihhon bracelet, which Is being worn now by Pari
sian women it in simply finished, and held to
gether by a dull gold slide, sometimes Jewelled.
Egyptian anr.le ts. too, are popular, although their
chief beauty feems to lie In their barbaric effect*
Among other novelties now appearing in Paris la
a thimble modelled after the one presented by
President Krliger to the Queen of the Netherlands
as a wedding gift. Its decoration Is at least ap-
MISS ANNIE DAMBR.
proprtate, consisting of six figures of young women
who are engaged in various kinds of needlework.
BUSINESS WOMEN'S BENEFIT TO-NIGHT.
Everything is in readiness for the bensflt to be
tiven to-night Cor the New-York Businesswomen's
itlon, which has its headquarters at No. 108
The entertainment will take place at the Herkeley
n, So. 19 to 9 West Forty-fourtb-st.. and the
rour a< I play of "Jim the Penman." by Sir Charles
I. foung, will Ik- given, with Arthur M. Blake in
le role. Th.' supporting cast will Include
' Edgar Camp, Jacob Wendell, jr.. Evert
Jansen Wendell, Philip T. Brown, George Dillwyn
•'loss, Thosnaa S. McLane, Arthur Roylston
Nichols, .l«>bu T. Conover, Charles Nelson Kent,
jr.. .Miss Ptullne Cory, Mrs. Francis Lansing
Pruyn, Mrs. Wllli-im H. Judson and Mrs Busrene
Lamb Richards. Jr.
Tickets may i.< obtained Of Miss L. w. Law,
Murray Hill Hotel; at the ciubroomH or nt th«
/'. H. /.. BIRTHDAY PARTY.
The birthday party of the Professional Woman's
League will be celebrated on Thursday next, Feb
ruary 28, at the league house. No. 1.509 Broadway,
from :! until 12 p. m. Instead of holding the affair
In a public hall or hotel, the money necessary for
such outlay was appropriated by a vote of the club
to new furnishings for the league house, in tho
way of rugs curtains and furniture The" gunner
too. will be furnished by individual' contributions
iroin the members.
WOMEN'S UNIVERSITY IX TOKIO.
The, Japanese University in Toklo. exclusively for
women, is approaching completion and will bo
opened some time this year. The institution is the
outgrowth of advanced ideas held by Japanese fami
lies of education. Three rich Japanese men haVe
riven enough to Insure the completion of The bu»d!
ings ,Jn recent years many young women have
applied for admission to university courses in mcdl!
cine and large numbers are seeking advanced edu
feature of A the° ne; &£&£?"*" «*» be a
SEW. INDUSTRIES IX PALESTINE.
One of the Zionist movements In Vienna la an
effort to establish industries In Palestine. Among
those being considered are fez and basket making
n?,»i ha > ma . nu^ acture of textile fabrics, clothing.
f»es > Thl e '? lca l3 \. matc i les - machinery, bricks arid
v 'ir.niM^Production of wines has been one of tha
Zionist developments , and has proven successful,
usually Uea of 1 alt ' an wine being exported
Have you had a k.ndnesa ahown?
Pass It on.
'Twas not given for you alone —
Pass it on.
t«t '.'. travel down the years.
Let it wipe another's tears.
Till In heaven the deed appear*—
l'asa it on.
I wßnt to go home
To the dull old town
With the shaded streets
And tho open square
And the hill
And tha flats
And the house I love
And the paths I know—
I want to go home.
If I can't go back.
To the happy days.
Yet I can live
\v"here their shadows He,
I'nder the trees
And over the grass—
I want to be there
Where the Joy was once.
Oh, I want to go home,
I want to go home.
—(Paul Kester, in McClure's Magazine
"Theodora": In reply to your sujrpesiion about
supplying a musical instrument for Mr. York we
would say that he has his violin, and it helps him
to pass away the lontc hours he is obliged to sit
An Invalid member In Illinois, who is always
confined to her bed. writes: "I often see something
offered In the column that would please me much
to have, but I do not ask for It for fear of robbing
some one else at a pleasure. I should be delighted
to have a stereoptlcon and views, if there is ever
one to 'pass on." Looking at views is like taking
a trip away from home, where one gets so tired
gazing always at the bum walls .lay after day
jind year after yeir."
The material for making wax flowers, kindly
offered by Miss Mooney, will be sent to this in
valid, ns she Hu°vv" how to do this kind of work.
Miss Worthinpton. of Easton. Perm., asks if any
T. S. S. member will send her the Bong entitled
"The Watcher." The first verse begins with thoso
The mpht was dark nnd fearful.
The 1)1 Ist swept wailing by
Thf> following new members have been enroll..'.:
Mrs P. Brooks and Mrs. L. E. Stone, of Brooklyn;
A. G. Robinson, of Connecticut; YV. J. Gregory,
Mls3 Sarah A. Torry, Mrs. Thomas Cocks, Mrs. H.
W. Cartlege, of New-York State; H. W. Bcovill and
E. M. Eames. of Washington, I. C; Miss Martha
A. Brokaw, of Vermont; Mrs Frank B. Ltttell, of
New-Jersey; Mlsa L. V. Hill, of Rhode Island: M.
B. imrhln. of Missouri, and Mrs. M. and William
T. Totten, of Pennsylvania.
Many articles of gO3d cheer have been sent to
thr Kast Hampstead (N. H.) branch, the New-Her
lln (N. v. > branch, Harlem Branch No. 1, and to
Individual memf'ers in Cincinnati, <>:ii>>: West
cheater, <"onn.; North flatte. Neb.; Brooklyn and
Miss a. C. Ward, of N. w-Jersey, offers a beauti
ful Spanish Bible, .1 copy of the Psalms in Spanish;
¦ • French i:i!.c-. with refi r< nces. Anj membi r
desiring any of these books will please commu
nlcate with the ofßce.
MONET ACKNI iWLEDGED,
James H. Towle, of New-Hampshire, has sent $0
for th.» general use of the society, Mrs. and Miss
Godfrey, > ' I fund; "Theodora." tl
for Invalid member In Michigan; Mrs. ri. C. Hol
comb, M cents; Mrs. ti. B. Wilson, 2\ cents for
.c; Mlsa M., '¦¦•> centa, Etta and Theodore
Brage, ¦ and Uzzi^ Bailey, W cents lor
This Is the K'^'Pfi of labor — ring It. ye bells of the
Thp Lord of Love came down from above to live
with t!;.' !;!• n v. ho work.
This is th<* r >s.» Thar n.> pi into !. .here In the thorn
Heaven Is blesl with p< but the h\> s<l:iy
of earth la I (Henry van Dyke.
THE NEW MAN.
Interested Party — And so you are married now,
Lyrila? 1 hope your husband is a good provider.
The Bride "Deed be is. missus! He got me three
new places to wash at last week.— (Puck.
TIIK TRIW XX PATTERN.
A TIFSt'K PAPER PATTERN OF WOMAN'S
TUCKED SHIRT WAIST. NO. 3.755. FOR
COUPON AND M TKNTS.
The finely tucked shirt w.iist has a vogue which
few styles can rival. The charming mode! Illustrated
Is of linen riatlste. with trimming of needlework,
but In entirely suitable f'r all th« thinner, finer
washable fabrics, and for sofr flnlshe.i silks When
nia.ln from <-otton or linen it should h<> left nn-
Uned. hut ?!lks look better and wear better when
maiio ov.r ;i fitted foundation. The simple lining 1*
correctly fitted with single bust darts, underarm,
shoulder and centrebaci seams. The back proper
Is lnM In two groups of five straight tucks, the
fronts in three groups each, wltb larger tucks be
tween extending to yoke depth only. Tho tiny
tucks are exceedingly pretty and fashionable, wh!lr>
the arrangement of the larger ones between meana
Just the additional fulness that is needed The
sailor collar is entirely separate and can be
NO. B,7SS— WOMAN'S TTCKED SHIRT WAIST
omltt. d if a plainer waist Is preferred. The .shir
waist sleeves are in bishop style, with Invisible
openings at the back, and finished with straight
cuffs. At the neck i:- a stock collar covered with
the tucked material.
To cut this waist for a woman of medium size
4 l * yar>l:i of material -! Inches wide, 4 yards '7
inches wide, or 3*4 yards 32 In.-hes wide, or 2'^ yards
44 in. 'lies wide, will i»- requited.
The pattern. No, M 55, Is cvi in sizes for a 32, 34,
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OS ST. THOMAS ISLAND.
A LIVELY DISCUSSION OVER PROSPEC
TIVE AMERICAN RULE.
They are evidently having some fun on the isl
and of St. Thomas. Danish West Indies, over the
'< prospective acquirement of the Island by the United
States. H. J. Manecke. who has a commercial
i agency there, sends to The Tribune the following
letter, with some newspaper clippings:
c, the Editor of The Tribune
1 «it ThL, eB \? ,', nc ! ose several cuttings from "The
l St. Ihomas Bulletin." and would be glad to see
them reproduced in The Tribune. in order to show
; jour readers how the Editor of "The Bulletin."
' «m de h,m c lnflu ence of a few local monopolists.
¦hv ¦ Men and old. irreconcilable croakers, tries
bj unfavorable, sombre reports from Porto Rico to
I methods punUe opinion against American rule and
' Another scurrilous article of the kind appearing
1 on January IS, I wrote the article signed "H. J.
M n which, to J" d 5 e by editorial comments of the
! oveS or^la^ lato " The BulleUn " by some
The personal insults contained in the following
communications do not disturb my mind
I feel confident that to-day the great majority of
the population of this island would gladly welcome
the sale thai has been so long under discussion
but, by persistent and unchallenged black reports
of American rule in the neighbor island and con
tinued representations that the sale of these isl
ands will mean their economic ruin, finally among
the more ignorant people an artificial feeling
against everything American may be created.
That you will help to prevent this calamity is the
hope of your old subscriber,, H. J. MANECKE
St. Thomas, Feb. 6, 1301.
Here is one of the letters in "The Bulletin" to
which Mr. Manecke took exception:
To the Editor of The Bulletin.
Dear Mr. Editor: A private letter received from
Ponce, P. R., this morning by French steamer says
"Governor Allen, with the Mayflower, was here
yesterday, but no entertainments were given nor
any reception. I much fear Porto Rican enthusi
asm tor the Yankees has leaked out long ago
One hears of great threats from unemployed labor
at the bay, and meanwhile the local government
da nothing but tight among themselves, and have
no money to do anything to help the conditions"
This certainly shows an unhealthy state of affairs
in our neighbor's house, and should be well digest
ed by those here who are so anxious to overturn
our own domestic apple cart. Yours truly
St. Thomas. Jan. Is, 1901. COMMON SENSE.
Then Mr. Manecke got in this broadside:
_.. t . St. Thomas, January a. 1901.
Mr. Kilitor: In your issue of Friday. ISth inst
we notice some correspondence about the actual
state of affairs in Ponce. P. R.. and additional
comments on the unfavorable situation described
Persons acquainted with the character of Porto
;-'¦,"- laboring population will not be surprised
to near that tnere were people standing idle around
tri- "1 lava"; . that has been a favorite occupation
in that . i-;,.,.i long before the American Govern
ment obtained control, and it will continue to be
for generations to come; certainly It ought not to
bemade a charge against the new administration
There never was a more corrupt, immoral, ser
vile, lazy population on the face of the earth
than that of Porto Rico under the Spanish rule
a product of rotten despotism In both church and
state, and it will take ages of a purer an.l more
humane rule to even ameliorate these conditions
out la the American Government and Nation to
blame that they are not better?
American officials in that island are not popular
and their wives are less, but the reason Is not far
to seek; the Ugh born CastlUan ladies could well
afford to spend lavishly the plunder of their rela
tives in office, the American lady must live within
her income; she often does her own housework
cooks, cleans, washes, starches, irons and does'
what not. an( in her household there is no place
for the thievish, lazy, dirty native; these "inglesas"
are called "Madam." the Peninsular are called
Dona and perhaps a few of your readers will
understand the difference; but how can a madam
working with her hands be popular in Porto Rico?
Aa for their husbands, as a general rule, there
Is nothing to be got out of them but the strict
compliance with duties. There is no way to make
them shut their eyes to pllferings. big or small to
Immoral and degrading conduct and other or simi
lar deficiencies, m course, they cannot be popular
but should we blame them?
That Is, however, what your correspondent at
tempts to do, and the case of Porto Rico la set
up as a warning example of what may happen to
our beautiful islands In case of sale
unfortunately, the domestic apple cart is empty
or nearly so; there is not enough to go round: and
,Y-', y J i ; v '\ t , 0 ho cont ent with cores and skins
I\hy"Bhould we not hall with del! K ht the dawning
prospect of full ripe apples In abundance with
pears and plums thrown In? We see. as In a
vision. St. Thomas converted into a fine naval
station, our harbor full of steamers and men of
war, buildings and fortifications arising on all
¦ides, a large garrison to protect life and property
free trade with the United .States, all the old
ruins in town replaced by modern houses, work for
all equality and equal rights for all. our streets
with English names in the language we under
stand, court records and procedlngs in the same
tongue, and a local Legislature elected by all who
can read an.l write, and with no one debarred
from voting for lack of property, and above all
waving for all time to come the emblem of liberty
of true equality, of all the noblest .aspirations of
mankind. H J M
That communication rather stirred up things, as
these letters and an editorial article show:
To the Cditor of The Bulletin.
What a dirty fellow your correspondent "H J
M. " must be:
No one with any pretensions to be a gentleman
could so wantonly attack a whole community well
knowing, aa he must, that there are many Porto
Kicans nd Spaniards here who must deeply resent
the imputations thus falsely cast on their nearest
A toward is one who attacks a community! And
he la doubly a coward when he hides his Individual
Let him boldly aver who he is and I will do the
same! Or, better still. let him retract his falso
assertions. A PORTO RICAN.
St. Thomas. Jar.. ::. 1901.
To the Editor of The Bulletin.
Sir: In your issue of Monday, the 21st Inst.. I have
noticed in a correspondence that "H. J. M.." speak
big about Porto Rico, states that th» natives are
lazy, dirty, thieves, etc. How can he take upon
himself to speak of them in such a manner? I will
be happy if he takes away his mask and come
fair play. He is the dirty fellow and not the
natives. Whether in St. Thomas or in Porto Rico
we are still Porto Means and as such will defend
cur honor and our name.
Hoping by this he will show himself that every
body will know him. 1 remain respectfully,
St. Thomas, Jan. 23. 1901. L. A. ON'EALLE.
Borger Oade No. 19,
or at the Spanish HoteL
Editorial article In "St. Thomas Bulletin":
Certain inquiries having been made of us con
cerning the rather Immoderate and altogether dis
tasteful letter which appeared in our paper yester
day over the Initials "H. J. M.." we have "to re
mind all readers that In publishing communica
tions we do not necessarily share the views of
With regard to the letter in question, we are not
at al! surprised at the indignation with which st
has been received, and Justly, too. being a scath
ing attack upon Spain and Spanish people and
things; not very complimentary to our own Danish
regime, but full of adulation for America and
As to our responsibility in such matters we would
only say that the same Is clearly denned by the
FIRE WHERE JUDGES DINE.
T>OWNTOWN RFSTAL'RANT POPfLAR AMONO OF
VICIAU IN' PANOF.R FROM FIRE.
Then* were two alarms of fire early yesterday
morning from Chambers and Church sts.. where a
restaurant which has pome historic memories Is
¦ttuated It is the eating house of Well & Weid
in in. and has been the resort of a number of the
DM Court Justices and of other public offi
cials for severa.l years. It was a favorite eating
pis .• for Theodore Roosevelt when he waa a Po
ll,-. ¦ Commissioner. The restaurant occupies the
first and second floors of a five story brick build
in*; which i* No 1"1 Chamhers-sf. and No. 166
Churcb-Ct. Th. upper three Moors are occupied by
Thomas J. Dunn, who makes buttons and orna
nienta. Amoni; other things he makes the buttons
for the Police Depart meat
A commuter '.:i his way to the Chambers-st. ferry
saw Hamea in the fourth story of the building,
and ac called t.> Patrotaaa Clark, of the I-eonard
yt. station, who Mat in an alarm. The firemen
(bund the flre burning so fiercely that they sent In
a second alarm, winch hrousht Chief Croker. the
searchlight engine and a number of othfr com
panies. The work of the water tower, widen was
run up so a i to ftgM the tire through the windows
of the fifth Door, tinally drowned out the flames
Dunn lost about IBJN worth of stock and ma
chinery, and the loss of the restaurant could not be
estimated, as there were a number of valuable
pictures on the second floor which were damaged
PMBBB7TWMIANB TO DISCI* s CREED.
The Presbyterian Vnion will meet at the Hotel
Savoy on Monday evening. March 4. A timely
presentation of the more prominent methods sug
gested foi the aettleawnt of the creedal question
will be given. The three propositions and the
speakers in behalf of each are:
first— The established standards of the Presby
terian Church should in this crisis be reaffirmed
and left unchanged— Urn Rev. Dr. John De Witt
professor of church history, Princeton Seminary.
Second- Entirely new standards: of belief are de
manded at the preaeal time— the Rev. Dr. George
Black Stewart, president and professor of practical
Theology, Auburn Seminary.
Third— While it would be Inadvisable to discard
the established standards of the I'resbyterlan
Church, the time has come when they should be
modernised tn form and modified !a certain tls.tr
nients-—the Rev. Dr. Herrlelc Johnson, professor ->f
sacred rhetoric and pastoral theology. McCormlck
The music of the evening will consist of solo
selections by Dr. Carl E. Dufft.
COLER OX CIVIL SERVICE:
WOn.D GIVE CITT PLACES TO THOSE
WHO DO BEST IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
Controller Coler was at the meeting of the Wom
an's Henry George League. No. 27 West Forty
aecond-st., yesterday afternoon, and gave his views
on the city debt and the public schools. He waa
followed by G. B. Clark, of Glasgow. Scotland, far
many years In Parliament, who spoke of the atatud
of the land question In Great Britain.
Speaking of the city's finances tho Controller
The annual expenses of this city amounted to
about one-seventh of those of the National Gov
ernment up to the time of the Spanish War. Stno*
that time comparison Is impossible, as nu one has
been able to find out just what the expenses of the
National Government are. But with all ou- aoj
penses the credit of New-Tork ts unimpeachable.
We are able to borrow money at a lower rate of
Interest than anybody else except the United States
Government. Our bonds bear a fraction less la
terest than the English consols and 1 per cent ana
than the German national bonds.
Mr. Coler said that even with saints on the Board
of Estimate It would be impossible to reduc* the
taxes In the city to any extent under the present
laws, because fully S2 per cent of all the city's ap
propriations were mandatory under the existing
statutes. One of the chief reasons for the heavy
expense account, he declared, was the charter pro
vision providing equal salaries for equal work
throughout the limits of the greater city. In spite
of the greatly reduced cost of living in some parts
"The way to make the city great," continue.l the
C ontroiler. "Is by crowding out the bad through de
veloping the good. The wonder to me !a not that
we have so much bad here, but that we have aa
much good. I don't believe that the city is ever to
be made what it should be by putting one man out
and putting another man In. I should like to sea
all the societies interested in municipal problem*
get together. If this were done I believe there- a>
public sentiment enough among them all to carry
out any general economic proposition that Lb.fty
could agree on."
Speaking on the educational question, Mr. Coler
expressed the belief that the city's schools had got
away from the people. He said:
There seems to be the feeling in them that one
has to turn out to be a clerk or a banker or an
artist or something that is regarded as one al '-'¦¦
higher grades in life before he is respectable. Now.
all kinds of work must be done, and the only way
to avoid serious social troubles is by the cultivation
of a spirit of brotherhood among ua all.
I believe In Civil Service reform, but my experi
ence has given me a rather poor opinion or tho
present system. We don't get the class of people
we should in that way. Those who get on the lists
are too often brokendown scholars or bookkeepers
who have already failed at something else, and wo
secure very few young men with hope and ambition
In them. Now. if we could in a way Join our Civil
Service and public school systems jo that those
¦who do the best in their school work may be prac
tically assured of places under the city we would
furnish an incentive to the students and snpafcr
the Civil Service with the class of workers it Tiaana
Mr. Clark said that after years in Parliament la
had lost his seat a* the last election in his effort to
stem the "kahkl fever." which he regarded as only
a temporary condition In England. "'ln Great
Britain." seid the speaker, "we are endeavoring to
tax land values separately, and by gradually rais
ing the taxea in this respect until we have reached
10a cents on the dollar we will achieve the result
desired. The wqaKthere is being carried on by the
Land Reator.tr. o4M iety and the Land National
ization Society. Maw It is a good deal easier in some
ways on accounF*eT the old theory, which Is taught
every law student, that the land belongs to tho
State, and that fundamentally every owner hi
only a tenant of the Crown. Every man has a
right to himself and what his labor may produce.
Just so the community has a right to any values In
land that it may produce. Monopoly and special
privileges are the cause of poverty and crime.
Strike at these and you will strike at th© root of tha
umia m:\vspapkr a necessity.
THE REV. DR. CAXFIELD DISCOVERS THH
RULING FORCES IX MODERN LIFE."
The Rev. Dr. A. J. Canfleld, in the Church of Oaf
Father. Brooklyn* yestsrday. In the second of his
series of sermons on "The Ruling Forces in Modern
Life." ppoke of newspapers as follows:
To us the daily newspaper Is a necessity. It con
tains an epitome of the world in speech and action.
Its paragraphs and Items march before our breatt
fast tables a living procession composed of every
conceivable object and subject of interest. Even
the advertisements are valuable, not only to per
sons who have something to sell or to buy, but also
to reflective minds that bestow upon them a casual
glan.-e. What a curk 119 and motley assemblage of
"wants'* and wares! What a vast heap and chaos
of things go to make up this world In which we are
dwelling! Marriages and obituary notices bring
together the extremes of individual experiences.
Police reports and court proceedings preach elo
quent sermons from real life. Most of us have
dreamed with Staarice of a perfect newspaper, as
we may have dreamed of a perfect physician, or
lawyer, or .iivine; but none of us ever saw one. or
expect to see one. Ambitious elerjrymen and others
who have tried to produce one according to their
ideal notions have retained nearly all the defects
of those now existing with few of their "seasoned
merits. No theory can take the place of practical
training. Tho useful newspaper of to-day is not a
greacher or a farmer, a professor or an engineer,
ut it Is all these and more.
Dr. Canfleld then discussed the comparative In
fluences of printed and spoken language, taking the
view that both have a tendency to run Into tha
ruts of usage, from which the human world can be
rescued only by the inspiration of bold, ortgfaa]
thinkers and leaders.
"ROOT FOR GOD AND BAJ,YATIO2f. m
ADVICE GIVEN BY MR. REITER. OF* PRTNCETOM,
AT A YOUNG SCETN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIA
TION* MEETING TESTERD.AY.
"Lessons from the Gridiron," the subject an
nounced for the talk to young men at the after
noon meeting of the Harlem Young Men's Chris
tian Association. No. 5 West One-hundred-and
twenty-flfth-si.. was the magnet which drew a
large crowd t ? that institution. The speaker
waa H. B. Reiter. of Princeton. '03. H» took the.
game of ISS3 between Princeton and Yale as his
subject. He said it was "the greatest football
game." He told of the rivalry of the students to
get on the teams and of the months of self-denial
and preparation of the men after they were chosen.
They practically played the game from the begin
ning, he said, and the same itself was simply the
culminating struggle. So it should be with peopla
in everyday life. By preparing always and by self
denial they should prepare for the nnai struggle
for rtod and salvation.
"While many assert that religion la effemlnate-'i
said the speaker, "there are none who do not ad
mit that this is not true of football." He advised
all the young men present to "root for God n M
AMERICAN PORK IN GERMANY.
REWARD FOR CASE OF TRICHrNOSI3 REILAJN'S
Washington. Feb. 24.— Commenting upon the Osn
man prohibition on the importation of canned meats
and sausages, which has now gone Into effect, Con
sul-General Richard Guenther. at Frankfort. In a
report to the State Department, calls attention to
the fact that while a section of the Meat Inspection
law contains the direct prohibition of these ar
ticles, a proviso in another section allows the ad
mission of other kinds of prepared meats If it is
shown that there U no danger to human health m
the manner of their production and preparation.
The Corsul-General quotes from the annual report
of the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce .-nnoerning
canned meats heretofore Imported, as foil. .wa:
Not only the- public, but also the different
branches or the Government, especially the im
perial German navy, h^ve used thtse articles for
many years without having found any cause for
such restrictions. Only recently large purchases
of American salt pork have been made for suddlv-
Ine: the troops in East Africa. The premium of
1.000 marks <«3S> offered for the last two yea™ tor
proof of trichinosis resulting from eating American
pork as yet has not been claimed. Suspicions with
reference to American lard have been proved by re
liable experts to -rnanate from gross Igroranc*
and If. In spite of such testimony, they are raised
over and over again. It simply furnishes proof that
the opposition has little choice of weapons for its
HEBREW INFANT ASYLUM ELECTION.
The annual meeting of the Hebrew Infant Asy
lum. In Eagle-aye., between One-hundred-and-srx
ty-second and * One-hundred-and-sixty-third sta..
The Bronx, was held yesterday. The following
officers were chosen:
President. Mrs. Esther Wallensteln: lice-presi
dent. Maurice Untermyer, treasurer. Charles Ditt
man: directors for three years. B. Frank*!. Louis
Stadho'.z, Maurice Untermyer, Morris Gross and
E. I. Riser. Addresses were made by Samuel D.
Levy, president of the Hebrew Sheltering Guardian
Society: Congressman Goldfogle and Eli Be-rnayea.
The reports showed that the mortality ia only 7
in I.OCO. In the year the number of . infanta earni
for has Increased 50 per cent. There are"now .152 >
In the asylum, its full capacity. The expenses for
last year were JC3.000; the income was $30,000, and
a balance remains of about $2,000. There are twlcd"
as many applicants for places. ln the hospital aa
(here I* room. ¦ ***»