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SYRACUSE. N. V., PRESBYTERIANS ARE GOING TO PROFIT LARGELY BY THE GENEROSITY OF JAMES J. BELDEN
SYRACUSE HOME OF JAMES J. BELOEX. WHICH BE HAS GIVEN To THE 11KST I'll
Ernests with lodging and four hundred and sixty
thousand guests with meals. It has sleeping a<-
omnmodations for seventy-five men, and in its
Bining i ion seventy-five can cat at one time.
The fallowing is its menu:
Two r Ha or four slices of bread 1 cent
Jvanut l.iiitfr lcrat
•Ou;> of w 'fiVe I cent
BOWI Of .-.II)' 1 cent
Until an.i nii!k 2c*nts
Oaxmeal and milk 2 cent*
Ste« ed potatoes - cent*
]!<*ans 2 cent*
Peu - eenM
Ste ared tunuiujes 2 cent*
Macaroni 2 cents
Kt*wed fruu anj eaur<- 2c*nl«
I'utJ.iins .... ...... 2 < eat«
The place is clean. The beds, of wood or iron,
a.re set in rows In long, bare, well scrubbed
rooms, and beside each bod there is a locker
•where clothes and valuables may be hidden
away. There is a bathroom, a laundry and a
number of shaving sets. Thus the guest, with
out lying anything extra, may bathe, may
wash and dry his soiled linen, -and may shave
The founder of this hotel was Dr. W. L
Winner, who is a healthy and athletic young
man, and has been a vegetarian ail his life.
A NEW SYRACUSE Clll'Urii
TO BE BUILT ON SITE GIVEN BY EX
CONGRESSMAN BELDEN FOR FIRST
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH SOCIETY.
Syracuse, Nov. 22 (Special).— When James
J. Belden. owner of the Manhattan Hotel prop
erty, in Forty-second-st., New-York, and for
mer United States Congressman from the
XXXXth District, presented to the First Pres
byterian Church Society of this city his hand
some £75,000 residence property in West Gene
6ce-st., providing the sod would utilize it as
a site for a new church building, hundreds of
persons exclaimed: •■■■.•. it be possible that the
stately old First Church In the business dis
trict of our city must go?'*
When it came to a vote the society accepted
the ; Men property, and to-day steps are be-
Ing taken toward the erection or a handsome
new church building in one of the finest resi
dence parts of the city, and the property in the
very art or the business district of the city has
teen placed on the market. The site of the old
church is conceded to be one of the most valu
able in the city, and the trustees of the church
feel justified in demanding the sum of $300,000
for it. It Is located at the southeast cor
ner of South Sallaa and East Fayette sts. It
la one of the largest, oldest and most prominent
churches in the city, and the town has grown
around it. There was ■ population of scarcely
three hundred people In the village of Syracuse
back la 1824 when the First Presbyterian
Church was organized, and in January, lh-G,
the society took possession of Its first church
building on the opposite corner of South Balina
and East Fayette sts. from the present edi
fice. In the old building the society developed
rapidly, and mid. the guidance of the ltev.
John Watson Adams, the first pastor, the bo
ciety pecan an Important factor in the com
munity. On March 21, ISSO, the last service
was held in the old building, and Dr. Adams
died eleven days later. The present pastor, the
Her. Dr. George B. Spalding. of Manchester.
N. H.. was called in June, 1885.
The church has always been noted for Its
music, and at the present time the choicest
j^W^ORK TEIBUNE ILLUSTRATED SUPPLEMENT.
church music in the city can bo heard within
the walls of this historic building. Ip in his
return from his last summer vacation, 1 >:•
Bpalding introduced the Sunday afternoon ves
per service in place of lh«' regulation evening
service, and at l 'M o'clock ca<h Sunday afternoon
the church is filled with an interested c-onjrrvga
tion. The programme consists largely of musical
numbers, with a ten minute address by the pas
tor. It is a new departure in Syracuse and it is
attracting much favorable attention on the
part of churchgoers and others who enjoy
The present church edifice, which \\ 111 soon be
a thing of the past, ■•■■■ built a cording to
plans and specifications prepared by the cele
brated architect I^e Fevre, and up to the time
last year that it was net essary to remove ■
part of the graceful spire the edifice was re
garded as one of the finest examples of church
in;*'! I'tffSStSYTEItIAN CHURCH OK SYRACUSE
Riiftii in '•■• toru down
GSBYTERIAX CIU'ECH OF THAT t'lTr.
architecture in the United States. It tost about
$7r»,oof#, and large sums have been spent In
ki |dns it in repair. Among the valuable and
artistic contents of the church is a large window
In the choir loft presented by Mrs. Russell
i>age. a former member of the church, and a
baptismal font designed by a Non-York artist
and presented by Mrs. A. C. Bel leu
The IVlden family has been an important
factor in this church tor more than fifty years.
For a number of yean Mr and Mrs. James J.
UcJden have spent the major part of their time
in New-York, but while living here they were
regular attendants at this church, as were other
members of the family. Mr. Belden 1i:ls always
given freely to the society, and the presentation
of his valuable home, In West ' '•■ nesee <-t.. was
in line with man) other arts of kindness and
philanthropy on the par) of himself and Mrs.
Belden. The Belden bourn was erected in 18<»G.
JA.MKS J UKI.DKN
After presenting the property to th* church, Mr.
Belden removed the Interior furnishings and
presented to Oakwond Cemetery his collection
of tropical and domestic plants. In connection
with the gift ot the plants he built for the
cemetery a costly stone greenhouse in which
to place the collection. The lot on which the
new church will be erected extends from West
Gencsee-st. to IJelden-ave., anii not only has
a large, frontage on both streets but is especi
The first steps have been taken toward util
izing the site. The trustee? have awarded the
contract to move the lSelden house to the rear
of the lot, where it will be converted into a
parish house. It is a large square, three story
Btone and brick structure. The cost of moving
It and placing it on a new foundation will
amount to about 9S.€O(k.
After this part of tin- work is completed the
trustees will consider plans and specifications
with a view to selecting a design this winter.
The new building will occupy about the same
position as the house which is being moved, ami
there will be a driveway from street to Street.
The trustees have seen several sets of plans,
but no decision has been reached in the matter
as yet. It is the purpose of the trust)
build a complete and beautiful edifice and one
that will do credit to the city for all time lo
come. Its cost will b" something like fIOO.OOO,
and with property at it.s disposal value. l .it
$300,000 the society will have a snug endow
ment. It is expected that the new church will
be dedicated early in the year 1001.
THE COLL KGB COMICS.
REGULAR PUBLICATIONS WHICH MAKE
FUN FOR THE STUDENTS.
A most interesting development of American
student life in the last decade, and perhaps its
most characteristic feature to-day, is the humor
ous, illustrated magazine. it is now publish* l
once in every two or three weeks in at least
eight of the larger universities. Most famous
and oldest of these academic comic papers is
"The Harvard Lampoon," and just as the Cam
bridge University's well known shield bears the
single word "Vi ritas,* 1 that of "The Lampoon/
holds up "Vanltas" as Its guiding principle.
Many of '"The Lampoon" contributions are
Widely disseminated through the exchange col
umns of papers all over the country. One of its
best ones was a mock description of a Harvard
faculty meeting, in which the length of the a]
proaching Christmas vacation last year was
under discussion. Professor Barrett Wendell,
whose home is In the Back Bay district of Bos
ton, was represented a* saying: "Xr — I don't
think that we ought to have any vacation. The
men who live in Boston, you know, get a vaca
tion every week, and those who don't live in
Boston— cr — er— well, they don't deserve one, you
The very amusing "fake" edition of "The Har
vard Crimson," the college daily newspaper,
which "The Lampoon" editors published In the
spring of 1901. was described In The Tribune a
few Sundays ago. Last fall, at the time of the
dedication of the Harvard Union. "The Lam
poon" had a "Mr. 1 ].•>•" description of the
ceremonies. The Bphalu rs kept a-tellln* us." it
said, "about the 'noble sons ny Haravud an" the
Illustrated graduates phwat would wan day be
gathered within these walls to do honor and
drink brer to the glory of their almy matter.'
Phwat the almy matter is I dunno, unless it's
trouble of some sort. but, begad, I kin tell yes
thot whin I kirn out I felt us If I'd dun the col
lege course In three years, an" was occupy in' a
chair of English literatoor an' Egyptian cigar
ette shmokln' In the biggest hall uv larnin' the
college owns, to say narthln' of wantln' to sop
up a mug uv beer."
"The Yale Record." "The Princeton Tiger" and
"The Widow." of Cornel! University, have also
attain". l enviable reputations in their line.
Other college comic papers, less known, and
most of them of more recent origin, are "The
Columbia Jester," "The Wrinkle." of the I'ni
versity of Michigan; "The Chaparral," of Le
land Stanford, jr.. University, and "The I'uncV
Bowl.** of the University of Pennsylvania. " "Tii
better to have lived and laughed than never te
have lived at all," is a motto of "The Chap
arral," and it is a typical one.
Like the dailies, these comic papi rs are edited
by undergraduates practically exclusively. Stu
dents contribute the humorous matter, draw tin
Illustrations, which are often highly creditable,
and conducl the piper as a business venture.
"The Yale lieeord" is said to clear something
over $l,ou(> each year. "The Lampoon" is prob
ably somewhat more profitable than this, but
most of the others probably realize a less sum.
The comic paper 1« likely to pay :i smallei
amount to Its editors than the college daily be
cause of the cost of the former's cuts and its
naturally smaller circulation.
The list of those who have had their Brst prac.
tice in humorous writing at college and after
ward attained marked success in similar fi< Ma
is surprisingly large. Especially from "Ths
Lampoon" have humorists tome forth. A re
cent Cornel] graduate, who did a good dea.; of
wilting and illustrating for "The Widow" as
an undergraduate, made a reputation with the
"Spotless Town" advertisements.
The subjects of the collegian's humor are often
local, and naturally so. but the local ailusi ma