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HELES KELLER SPEAKS.
Blind Girl at Opening of Schermcr
horn Pavilion.
In the presence o f a large gathering of influential
people the new $7:-.000 six story Scherme-rhorn Pa
vilion for the treatment of aoral diseases, the gift
•cf the late William C Schermerhorn to the Kye
*Tid Ear Infirmary, at Second-aye. and Thirwenth
*u. -was formally dedicated yesterday. It *BJ a
very nappy occasion. At the same time it was in
t-ereral senses a memorial service to the generous
donor. Mr. and Mrs. John KBJBMt. Mr. and Mrs.
Oeorge Schermcrliorn and F. A. Sctiermerhorn
were there in seats reserved for the Schermerhorn
family.
Nearly every speaker touched on the generosity
find wisdom which had actuated the gift that was
heing celebrated. It is seldom that a richer treat of
• rsiUTy hi compressed into one afternoon or one
occasion. "Whether Bishop Potter, who presided;
the Rev. Dr. Greer. Bf St. Bartholomew's; the Rev.
2>r. Huntington. of Grace Church; Helen Keller or
"Joe" Jefferson was the brignt, particular star it
might b* difficult ta determine. As Mr. Jefferson
jemarked. it is seldom that a clergyman and an
skcter address the same audience. Perhaps the
•brilliant utterances of the speakers counted for less
Than they Ba*Mti in the presence of Miss Keller.
■whose personality never fails to move and stir
the sympathies. She was gowned in white muslin
■with Valenciennes InsertiouE over a blue slip, artth
l>lue stock and sash, and a brown hat trimmed
with a wreath of pale pink roses. The slender
>oung girl arose when her turn came, and. turning
to the front of the platform, placed her left hand
on the mouth of Miss Sullivan, slid her right
hand in Miss Sullivan's, and lifting her pale, sight-
Jess eyes to the invisible iBBSHfI she -•"'• her
jaessage.
From the first the tar*, women had maintained a
continuous conversation, hand in hand, by means
of a telegraphic system of pats and pressures.
Bvery on© who came in was presented to Miss
Keller. One elderly woman said. "I am reading
your life," and Miss Keller jumped up. threw her
iirms around her r>r-ck and kissf-d her. A cordial
shake of the hand araa awarded every newcomer,
with Cha eweeKst of smiles and nods. Some one
had given lifr a bunch of pink and yellow roses,
which she kept feeling and smelling. Bat she
stopped caressing them ■ni-.ei; Miss Sullivan told her
that Richard Watson Gilder had como Jn.
As Miss Keller began her speech. Miss Sullivan
traiislated It to the aadleace. phrase fry phrase,
sentence by sentence.
"In sj'ite of the hard things that are paid against
X-ew-Vork," began Miss Keller. ■' find here a wide
human sympathy. Everybody is imbued ith it.
"We fot-1 it everywhere. It raaktih the hearts of
the rich and the strong U> overflow with kind
thoughts for those who suffer ;.r.d are cast toaiii
and kind thoughts b*-get kind d<*-d*?. New-York
receives every year Ihaassajada of the Btaiwliifl ai.u
.iaJK^'i of every race, every country, aasvy faith.
e.ni ssacsj than any other city in tha United States
the clothes the naked, feeds the hungry, teaches
Ore ignorant and relieves those who suffer.
"Surety there would be no need of eloquent ap
r*a!s in behalf of the Kew-Tork Eye and Ear In-
Srmary If you could look into tha darkness which
the blind se«. and listen to the stillness which the
deaf hear. There is no greater deprivation than
Ishalajaafl no sharper anguish than deafness. Ask
yourselves what It Is to pee. Try Jo understand
•what it «P*«M be not to «-*. and i>erhai)s you may
realize the blessedness of eight. V.'U may put your
wiii lr.io your finger tips, but you can grasp only
as much of th* world as you can take into your
hand. * *-ii*J
"It is not r jMiupii to er. ot handsoaae builoingi"
Those who work inside know thai the stone walls
Kai epk-ndid ' furnishings do not accomplish any
thlnc It is co-oj>eration in a v.-ork of nvr y thiit
in&kes it complete. Trained nursea must be paid
bbj| the most efficient apparatus obuane.l. and
every comfort F**eure-d to the patients, if th<- work
ef the hsasjißSl is to be confirmed, conthiued and
- Bsi • i*a\
"This institution has become your sac-r^d bur
den. Look on it. lift it. tear it proudly. It is ><iur
Part and privilege to held up the bands of the
Pfcy-Bicians here who are fellow workman together
«"Ua Cod."
Once or twice the girl Battered, as if -irens'-h
failed her to speak. "Go on!" urg*-d Miss Sullivan.
«ith fcer arm about fc^r waist. Helen Keller speaks
In a low. strained, almost ecstatic lane, without
fc-itexior.. expression or eraj^hasis. She seems to
be coaaimbtc with herself.
Richard WStmon Gilder had crept close and was
SatnUii; witli all his ears. Mr. Jefferson kept one
hand to his ... eye on her smiliryr face.
Some cf the women had tears in their «-yes. A
«S«I1 Idl over the audience, even ujxin the white
SOR-aed nurses who fringed off down the corridors
*nc the white jacketed orderlies at th«» door.
- . .-._../ little muscular tv.it. with one
*no, her words cased. Mi?s Sullivan tranj-latea
the last of the last and \e'l h**r back to
1-er chair, and the spell was broken with a great
*.'2ve of applause. . ,
Then Mr. Jefferson read Miss Keller's Fpeerh in
*ts «^jt{rety ~I <iW not «"X|*-ct to <\« anything
here." he prefaced, "but yesterday a friend broucht
cie word that Miss Keller wanted me to read her
tnion square, North, 2> E. 17th Street
Artistic
WROUGHT in Brass and Iron
M ETAL h>r Interiors Open
WORK Fireplaces, Rtc.
Our Own Foundries and Shops.
AFTERNOON GOWNS.
address. 1 told him there was nothing Helen
Keller could ask that 1 would not do. I have
known Miss Keller many yeara. One day I asked
her to excuse my clothes, but I was going ashing.
1 added that I used to go hunting, but my con
science smote me at the suffering i caused, ana X
ii up.
•' 'I don't see any difference between the tv.-o in
that respect,' said "she. „ . _.
•■ 'You must remember a fish doesn t feel the
same amount of pain as a bird,' I reasoned.
■• 'How do you know that?' demanded she.
"Then I thought I would floor her. 'rith are
cannibal*— rat each other,' .said I. 'Every
time 1 catch a"lith I am saving the lives of so many
other fish.' _, ' .
•• "And do you Jo it for that reason? pursued
Miss Keller.' I have never had an argument
with her on that subject since."
•■I want to thank Miss K. Her for her kind refer
ence to New-York," put in Bishop Potter. A
Boston woman called on a N«w-York woman, one
whom you would all know if I were to give her
name. *And upon her return to Boston she said,
•Yes- Mrs. is a very charming woman, Boe
has only one fault— she isn't ashamed of living in
* "I am a vice-president of this institution." he
continued, upon coming to the chair, "and I don t
suppose any institution ever had a more negligent
or disrep itable vice-president. I knew the late
William C. Scbermerhorn weil when I was rector
of Grace Church. He and his brother Ediuond
were about the only parishioners Grace Church had
who could tell when a bell in the chimes was out
of tune. I pray God that the institution to winch
he has made this singularly wise and farseeing ad
dition will be dear to all Xew- Yorkers.
"There is no dty of the world where men and
women respond more freely— not recklessly, but
generously and wisely— than X«.-w-York to an ap
peal for help." said Dr. Greer. "This new pavilion
expresses not only an indebtedness to its generous
donor but also to the physicians of the city who
pive their time and services so generously. >.o pro
fession does more charity work— not even that to
which 1 belong-than the medical profession. Last
'v 1 think It expresses indebtedness t<> religion.
especially to the Christian religion, which has
given the impulse to the noblest ami purest char
ities of the world." _
"I knew- Mr. Schermerhorn well." said Dr. Hun
tington. ■He had a simple, yet equitable, PhHoa
ophy of giving. Dividing the nature of man into
three component parts— the body, the mind and the
soul— took the hospital, the school and the
church as typical institutions for the nourishment
of the thret- respectively. So he gave to the Eye
and Ear Infirmary, to Columbia Lnlverslty and to
Grace Church, In giving to a hospital it seems to
Bae a man makes one of the safest investments.
People are terribly afraid of making paupers—
needlessly, I think, Whoever started that epigram
about its being the mission of the wise to correct
tbe blunders of the good is responsible for much
Btlnginess " - ..
Dj Gorham Bacon sketched The growth of the
ear department of the Kye and Ear Infirmary. .and
William J. SohienVlin and .1. J. Higginson. of tn
boar of directors, >oke Mr. Schieffelm noted
that during the last year one-fourth of the patients
belonged to the same race as Jesus. ...
At the close of the programme some looked over
Ike Dew pavilion, but many Btayed to meet Miss
Keller One pretty incident was her meeting with
Richard Watson Glider. No one bad told her Mr.
Gilder was beside her. when suddenly she stooped
over '.., ,j kissed him on the left cheek. Instantly
Mr. Gilder snatched her little hand, white wrist,
trold bracelet and all. and. carrying it vi. tohia
jj,,_ Imprinted an appreciative kiss on it. Then
S^Etatbefw did you know it was Mr. Gilder?" they
a^mumphantly she telegraphed her answer into
Miss Sullivan's palm: "As it happened, he put his
hard on my face, so I kiiHW who it was. of
"Afterward si;- said c M "felt" It was Mr. Gilder
-he couldn't tell how. only she just knew it. And
then she added, reflectively, "There's none like
hl Vlss rulia Wella president of the Women's Auxil
iary- ilra. W D. N. Hoffman, vice-president of the
Women's Auxiliary; Commissioner Lederle, Dr.
and Mrs. Richard H. Derby, Mr and Mrs. John
Minturn : .-nUry C. Potter. Mrs. Henry John
son Inson Ph«-lj>s Stokes, Mrs. Charles RusseU
Lowell Mrs. Rhoades. Miss Lina Rhoades Miss
Harriet Fellowes. Miss Mary Prime. Mr. and Mrs.
John H Hammond. Mra J. J. Higginson. Mrs.
WHliain P Qriffln, Mrs. William PErnlen Roose
velt Miss Caroline Astor Drayton. Sir Percy Ban
derson Miss Lucy Sanderson. Professor J. Howard
Van Amringe. of 'Columbia University: Mrs. George
X Gardner Mr. and Mrs. S. Auchmuty Tucker,
MnTßober Winthr< . Mr-. Hamilton Keao, Mrs.
Bradish Johnston. Mrs. O'Connor and^Miss Aaele
Kneeland were p.raong those present.
THE TRIBUNE PATTERN
A Tissue Paper Pattern of Woman's Seven
Gored Skirt, No. 4,413. for 10 Cents.
Skirts cut in many gores that provide Ban about
the lower portion are exceedingly fashionable ana
allow of many effective trimmings- The eharrmn?
model illustrated is ma.le *f white batiste, With in
sertion of Valenciennes lace at each seam, and
t-immed with lace motifs in butterfly design. At
H* lower edge is a RiUbered fiounce and above the
flounce are applied narrow bands of the material.
The design la an excellent one. and Is well
adapted to Juit such fabrics, but is by no
means confined to them, as it can bo rendered
equally effective in the tashioßabl* wool and silk
materials. The quantity of material required for
the medium Bias la 13 yards twenty-one inches
Ha 4,<13-WOMAN'S EEVEN GOItED EKIHT.
■. * Sand r» me* •«*■« m^as-.r,-.
'" ''"" V AddrnfJ Pattern Department
NEW- YORK DATLY TRIBUNE. TUESDAY. MAY 12. 1903.
I). R. COXVIJXTIOX.
A rcar'a Patriotic Work Reported-
Twelve Hundred Delegates.
The opening day of the twelfth annual meeting
of the general society of the Daughters of tCe
Revolution bore out the society's unbroken record
as "promoters of peace." In the Myrtle Room Oi
ti,.- Waldorf-Astoria yesterday morning the presi
dent* Miss Adeline Sterling, greeted the nullier***
delegates with an address of encouragement. In
which she reminded them that prestige was not
only in numbers. "Remember Valley Forge." she
said. "It was not upon numbers that Washington
relied. For what ore Wi Daughters of the Revo
lution but to profit by the lessons ot the men
whose names we bear and whose blood still runs in
our veins?"
There was much talk of ihe coming anniversary
of Washington leaviag the Valley Forge quarters,
June r*. \v!i. the Valley Forge Association, of
Philadelphia, a State organization, will unite with
others >n the ceremonies at the monument erected
there by the Daughters of the Revolution, the cr.ly
shart la commemoration of that point In early
American history- General Fisher has requested
Miss Sterling, tho president üß>aral, to make tha
oration of the day. and she has consented.
In her address as historian Mrs. Alexander M.
Ferris said the last year had been one . of un
usual growth in the various chaptere and general
public bttereat It was lalisaatnd that some twelve
hundred members, "out-of-tov.-ners," wore now in
the city for the annual meeting.
The Colonial Chapter of New-York, D. R.. . re
ported a successful year of patriotic work in the
Porto Ktcan schools, having, among other things,
secured the distribution of ten thousand small
American flags to the children on Flag Day,
June 14.
Ten members of the board of managers are to
be elected this morning. So far the following
candidates are in the field: Mrs. .T. J. Holloway. of
West Virginia: Miss Mary A. Kent, of Pennsyl
vania; Mrs. J. H. Abeel, of New- York: Miss Flor
ence O. Rand, of New- Jersey: Mrs. John A. Heath,
of Massachusetts; Mr 3. Maklon D. Thatcher, of
Colorado: Mrs. Treadwell D. Ireland, of . Long
Island; Mrs. John Vance Cheney, of Illinois; Mrs.
George H. Ban&oad. of Delaware, and Miss
Josephine Wandell, of New- York. A theatre party
is arranged for to-night, sight seeing for to-mor
row morning, a luncheon at the Savoy to-morrow
afternoon, and another morning of eight seeing on
Thursday, with tho afternoon priven over to a re
ception tendered by the New-York Society Daugh
ters to delegates and visiting members, in the
East Room o* the Waldorf. An excursion to Peeks
ki!l is planned for Friday and a tallyho ride to
historic places. The excursionists will be met at
the train by the Van Cortland Chapter and promi
nent Peekskill citizens, and are anticipating an en
joyable closing day.
Chairmen of important committees are: Arrange
ments, Mrs. D Phoenix Insraham; reception. Mrs.
Sarah E. Hunt; credentials. Mrs. Carlton M.
Moody: church service. Mrs. David C. Carr; trans
portation. Miss Clara B. Adams: programme. Mra,
Alexander M. Ferris; excursions. Mrs. George i>.
Wallis, jr.: hospitality, Mrs. John Andrew Heath;
badges. ' Mrs. Andrew W. Bray; luncheon. Mrs.
John Howard Abeel, and theatre. Mrs. Ashbel P.
i Fitch.
—(The Gentlewomen.
THE SONG AND THE DEED.
There was never a sons: that was sung by thee.
But a sweeter one was meant to be.
There was never a deed that was grandly done.
But a greater waa meant by some earnest one.
For the swoetest voice can never impart
The song- that trembles within the heart.
And the brain and hand can never quite do
The thing that the.eoul has fondly in view.
And hence are the tears and the burden of pain.
For the. shining: goals are never to gain.
And the real song- is ne'er heard by man.
Nor the work ever done for which we plan.
Hut enough that a God can Vicar and see
The song and the deed that were meant to be.
—(Benjamin R. Bulkeley.
All letter* and packagrii Intended for the
T. S. S. should be addressed to The Tribune
Sunshine Society, Tribune Building. New-
York City. If the above address Is onrefnll>
observed communications intended for the
T. S. S. will be le«s likely to ro astray. The
Tribune Sunshine Society lias no connection
with any other organ izution or publication
using the word "Sunshine."
IIEI^PFUL. CHEEK.
•■'i\ X," of Flushing. Long Island, lias forwarded
to the office &"> to help buy a tricycle lor the crip-
I>led boy, and "Mrs. G. U 5.." of New Jersey, $5
for "the discouraged widow" mentioned liv- the
Monday column.
ANOTHER SINGER.
The T. S. S. president wishes to announce that
Arthur Griffin Hushes, so well known In musical
circles, will sing at the Sunshine reception to-day
at tbe Hotel Manhattan.
SUNSHINE MITES.
Mrs.' Richard Henry Greene, of Central Park
West, afifinufl surprised that what she called "Sun
shine mites" should have given so much pleasure
and comfort to a T. S. S. branch in her native State
of Connecticut. Tht» letters of gratitude received,
she says, have more than repaid her for the good
cheer sent. A prospective bride in this branch
was remembered in a substantial way; a rheumatic
invalid was enabled to procure a lifting sheet and
sanitary pads for the bed where she has lain help
less for many years; nor waa an expectant mother
forpotten In the contribution of gifts from Mrs.
Greene.
I'.ECIPIENT OF "WHKEL. CHAIR.
Th" following letter, overflowing with gratiiude.
has been received from the invalid wife- of a
clergyman in Texas, to whom a kind hearted Sun
shine friend pent a wheel chair that she might be
taken out of doors Into the air and sunshine:
President of the T. S. S.: I am the recipient to
day of a nice rolling chair from Miss S. 8., of
Manhattan, which is Indeed a sunshine gift. I have
written her of my delight and appreciation of her
generous gift. I deeply appreciate also that it
is through the Tribune Sunshine Society that I
have been the recipient of this gracious boon at the
hands of Miss B. No words of mine can tell the
deep feeling euch an act brings to my heart. And
you and she have done what I would so love to do
were I able, even la a small way— that Is. sending
hope and sunshine into the lives of the helpless and
sutt'ering. I feel that many happy hours may be
mine rolling out in the sunshine and gaining
strength and happiness through this generous gift.
Indeed, great Is the work in which your noblo so
ciety is engaged, and far more than rubies ana
gold is your gift to humanity— happiness. One more
heart is made to beat with higher hopes and great
er expectations of returning strength. 1 spent two
hours in the chair bo comfortably and pleasantly
and got a Uttle glimpse of tbe sunshine and a
breath of the fresh air, which I hope will be mine
more and more as time and the rolling chair go on.
It la truly a noblo work that can cause the waves
of happiness to vibrate away down here in Texas.
Wishing that the blessings of God may ever at
tend you all in your noble work. I am, moat grate
fully. (Mrs.) LKONE ANDERSON.
Greenvlle, rex., Jluy 2. liXXJ- „
CONTRIBUTIONS.
A rubber bathtub, a rubber pillow and chair at
tachment reading rack have bean receded from
Miss Mary i.\ Townley, of Manhattan; embroidery
materials, bHlbb, wools and fancy articles, from
Mrs. .1. L. Lockwood, of West Seventy-cighth-st.;
five pairs of mitt, and two paira of wristlets
made from StmaUna wools by Mrs. Jane Lyle. of
Florida: ••Outlooks." from E. T. Q.. of Brooklyn;
magaslnea, from Mrs. K. C Sands; silk waieta and
-ilk pieces, without a name: Sundas school papers
and picture cards from Ethan and Kdwin Alyea;
cloth mittens, rrom Miss Whith^; household mag
axine, with stamp* for mailing, from BurUngton.
Vt. ; sehoolbooks. without •- name, find reading
matter, from Mrs. Almiia Crum.
FLOWERS.
The first box of Sunshine flowers received from
tons Island came on Saturday from t£a Westbury
iTniori 1>... School District No. 1. Jhere^wore
llSea splrea and Sowerlne. .-ii:no:.d. and several
sharf-d in these early spring blooms.
liBQU&fT.
M. .I . of Glw»« rail.. N. V.. asks for the name
of thVatrthof ot the following vcrec:
Tbi taiy enoagjh to b«- jpleaswnt
U-1..-I. (in flown along lik< w.o ... smnc
Bui th- man worth nnil i «»« « *"° vlsl snl1 "
v\'ii«-u everything foes ->-i.l wron.?;
I\>r tb*- test of the heart Is trouble.
A nd nd t£ . r the earth
la th«. «mil« that come»- through teara.
GOOD CHEER.
Have you had a kindness shown?
Pass it on.
'Twas not jrlven for you alone —
Pass It on.
Let !t travel down the years.
Let It -wipe another's tears.
TIU In heaven the deed appears- -
Pass it on.
NOTICE,
Items of Social Interest.
LOCKHART— NYE.
The wedding of Miss Alice Virginia Nye, a niece
of the late "BUI" Nye, and Edwin Harvey Lock
hart will be celebrated this afternoon at 5:30
o'clock In the Church of the Transfiguration, No.
1 East Twenty-ninth-st. The bride will wear a
costume of pale gray crepe de chine and gray lace
over white silk, with gray hat and glov s. and her
bouquet will be IfllSS Of-the-vaßey. H«-r only at
tendant will be Miss Littleneld. of Boston, who will
wear a pink gown and carry pink roses. Frederick
Settle will act as best man. and the ushers are
Horac-3 Keney. K. Crawford. Oeorge Crossmond
and Leon Elberson. There will bo considerable
music before the ceremony, as several soloists,
friends of the bride and bridegroom, are to take
MIS 3 ALICE VIRGINIA NYE. EDWIN HARVEY LOCKHARD.
Mlfaa Amu Who will be married this afternoon.
part in the services. Amonp them are Mrs Ed
ward Buckhout, Frederick Potter and Paul l>e
Nike.
A meeting in the interest of the George Junior
Republic will be held at the house of Miss \an
Santvoord No. 38 West Thirty-nlnth-st.. this after
noon, at 4 o'clock. Verbal reports of the progress
of the republic for the last six months, and ot us
present condition, will be given. Also an account
of the Junior Republic graduates living m Hew-
The Woman's Choral Club of New-Kofhelle has
leased the new Knights of Columbus Theatre in
*BecLtity 9 'Beast.
really her stepsisters, to define.
ESt£."?-«s!.r=';.ss
HNißHfrtt
s hwU by IB .luw<»b river. ««*>"»*£* I°aS"'=1 ° aS "'=
her flowers alone-her drawini roo ?Vlm\ll for- ■
h-irt been a bower of roses— must cost a small lor- :
Mum
company for ever.
Beauty cried a little. j.lteously. when he broke
the news to her. but drag to him if PO^more
londlv than before. She dried her eyes to li»ten *«
h u blundering and highly colored &■££*"<£
the little Klrls who were soon to be her sister*
and i aymates. his prophecies of th- .ir:.: tun. in
store for her. She said nothing: to daunt him. but
•ilas John Brvanston. gazing down Into trio sur
fuaed brown eye* discovered . there apprehension
rather™ delighted anticipation Ho m,t . Beauty
m™ WalshiKiiain's manner to her futur<
Jnu-hte- when they met was perfection, Beauty
Suff? red herself to be gathered to a soft scented
mass of chiffons and lace* without P™*%fcl ™»*
for 'their p.:,. were chlnkh . v *^_?oway
little girl, and rather worn .an T c
company mamma liad brought them ">*°. „„
Great changes came with the marriage, xdp
i
of dark and old fashioned rooms srmvinjr smaller
a. V». \ ascended, till, on the floor where Beauty
i^om was they ■.•■■• no . •-■• than clouts, low.
LSs badly built, und hardly worth the trouble
of a ciimb to th< under housemaid, whose charge
th Therp ei w'aß not a bit of graen to be seen from
thermal! windows. Tlic lower window .-tils were
.',v with flowers, but the wind qpposlte to
Beauty's wera as dingy v hers, being ao high up
tlfat m«» one could s,<- them from the street, and
"i the floor usually allotted to the servants. ;
In that little room of hers Beauty wept many a
tear and was rateful for its seclusion, sfcn for .
papa's sake the tear* m.ist be secret one*.
'f he marriage did not result happily, aa any one
miirnt have foreseen. It was a auiet. decorous un
™Pl>ln«w whi-h made no stir In th« wor d. Some
tii-n-s in impulsive i«ervant might exprew an
S,, t Servants- hall that it was v ate**
-o it wuf to sen how -master W*a overlooked UJ
lis own huuVk John Bryanston was a gentle and
considerate nia«tt-r and th«M who «-nr«d lilm ,
could scarcely fail to Uke ,hln. even If th* Ukin. j
ba B d ut a tn° er . b wa. n^d^ndat At flrat. after '
that city for Tuesday evening. May 26. when It will
give its annual May concert. Ine club, which is
composed of about seventy-flve women of N*w-
Kochelle, Pelham Manor and Larchmont. will sing
a cantata. Tho singers will be accompanied by a
women s orchestra of thlrty-nve p*ee*>s. *nd U»e
recitatives in the cantata will be given by Krank
Clark.
The graduating class of the N«w-York Medical
College and Hospital for Women has sent out ln
vhSs "or us commencement exercises this even
ing at 8 o'clock, in the- Astor Oaiiery of th* Wal
dorf-Astoria. The programme- will Include a prayer
and address by the Rev. Dr. Wallace MacMoU**;
the Hippocratlc oath, administered by Dr. M. Sell*
Brown, dean of the faculty: the conferring otae
-rees by Mrs. Mary Knox Robinson, president or
the board of trustees; a 'cello solo by A. Weissman,
music by an orchestra and tho distribution o*
prizes. This is the fortieth annual commencement
ot the college. The class of '08 is composed of tne
The commencement exercises of the K«w-York
School of Expression took place last night in Car-
MCta Lyceum. There were recitaUons. panto
mimes, a wand drill, a hoop drill, a Greek dance
and scenes from 'The Honeymoon" and "As lou
t ikp Tt " The graduates from th* different de
mmwmm
and iiiss Bt-ulah Smitnson.
BY KATHARINE TYNA.V.
ms mlr , ln « he liad followed his wife submi?-
Remonstrance and returned to his own ,qul.t Plod
ding way of life, in which the on© bright spot was
V.nnilH hi 3 wife. « re f t reception^ un
recoKnlzed except by his own butler, and was ad
SSSPlnSpresslW relieved when the hour came
at which he might slip away to that room of his,
half office, half bedchamber, the bareness and pm-
rty of which were a refuge to him In the magnin
"HetTiearned quite early in his married life
that his function was to provide money J*?* all
that money could buy for his handsome wife and
her Kirls. With a dumb resignation he had ac
cepted the fact that he had been . married for
money, that his wife 1 bargain with him had been
a mom merciless one than any city usurers, since
she took all and gave nothing, and had never In
tended to do anything else. ■?- .
He had erred when he had imagined that he
could gauge the depths of a fashionable lady s ex
travagance. Mrs. Bryanston never troubled her
self about her husband's resources, never asked
herself if Bryanston's could stand th«> calls made
upon it. the West End mansion, the country house
in the shires, the villa in the Riviera, the moor
In Scotland, and the rest of the things in whicn
she vied with people ' whose wealth was a fable.
She thought of Bryanston's contemptuously as
something dingy in the City which had yielded her
all she asked, and must be made to yield more ir
she asked for more. . .* '
As time passed her extravagance became greate..
All the heart she had was in Violet and Hay. ner
two beautiful daughters. When the time came for
Them to bj extravagant it occurred to John Bry
anston that perhaps the patient milch cow, I>ry
ar.ston's, might some day give out.
His wife had no eyes for hl3 harassed
looks and lils fast whitening- hair. There
was little between them by thfc» time but a
cold civility on Mrs. Bryanston part, and .1
piteous eagerness on her husbands to meet
her demands so long as he might. The head of
Brynnston's worked harder than the most hard
working of his great staff of underlings. He
worked in hours and out of hours. What man
would work so for another's wage? But in the lat
ter days, while the trouble was stiU only a little
cloud on the horizon, John Bryanston worked like
a galley slave, so that he mieht give his wife the
thin? .-he had married him for. He had married
hi r because of some inherent strain of weakness
in him. The same weakness made him struggle
till be was like to fall in harness lest by lack of
any effort <>: his the time should come when he
would have t<> refuse his beautiful, scornful wife
the price of her marrying him.
Meanwhile Beauty had grown up obscurely, over-
Bhadowod by the brilliancy of Violet and May.
She hud no care for the things they desired, and
she yielded them without a contest.
At" iirst Mrs. Bryanston had set out to do her
duty ad she conceived it, to her stepdaughter,
treating her, she said pathetically to her dearest
friends, exactly as she treated her own daughters,
giving her the same advantages >>f upbringing that
they enjoyed, and intending when one of her girls
made an early, brilliant marriage, as they were
sure to d". to take Beauty out in her place.
However, time persuaded Mrs. Brranatoa that
Beauty was a tiresome child, very odd, very un
grateful, and, she feared, with a taste for low com
pany. So she gave up trying to drive Beauty her
way, and allowed her to follow her own.
Beauty's way was to withdraw herself more
and mofe into seclusion, in which she had only one
companion, her father, over whom her heart ached
already with an intolerable motherliness.
While she was yet a little girl she used to escape
from town in the hottest part of the summer to her
old nurse's country cottage ha Kent. Her love for
"Dovey." Mrs. Dovel. her devoted old nurse, and
her unwonted animation when the time came for
her to be taken out of town to Dover's cottage,
were the tliir.firs that made Mr«. Bryanston suspect
h-r stepdaughter of a taste for low company
However one cannot always remain a cnilu, ana
B«-autv grew to girlhood. Things did not brighten
with her growth. Her father was nearly always
too busy now for the old rambles and expeditions
together Beauty began to understand things, wltn
b growing indignation against h«r beautiful step
mother The visits to Itoveys cottage were a thing
of the past. Beauty stayed in town during May
p-,,i June, though as much out of the gayeties n-»
her father himself, because If sh« went to Wind
over, the great country bsoae. her father would be
" when the household moved to Wlndover. so that
Violet and May might refresh their dimmed roses.
l\°iutv "till remataed behind. The visits to the
<;Vrnu'n "spa. the grouse shooting, the winter coun
n-hou<« visiting, were not for her. She was sin
cerely glad when the season was over and Mrs.
Bryanstoa and her .laughters went out of town,
whenthe -great drawing rooms were rnutfled in
r-olland and Beauty and her father had tn*ir
S"tn-ed them in an obscure little room at the
Wko' the house, and were waited upon by that
iXe-^ant faced little housemaid who had declared
her [apathy with John liryanstoa ia the servants'
hJ Town MteM be stifling and dustier than ever, the
rtrStfupthc watering carts leas in evidence, but
in the c?eat echoing house there W£s peace for
u-hn Bryanston and his daughter, with no cold.
u^ovinVraces T making a perpetual lUa—ss be
twe-n 1 Bryanston spent' hi* daya n the cit as
usual »SS?y aroused herself as she would tools
I! a<- /«- ■' run i-i the park, rode on '>mr.ibu»e«,
in at%hop window^ did all sorts of things
wWch Mrs Bryanston would have been shocked at
'"welk^n^th^w^l out of town, to Ramsgate
One evening to Beauty's amazement. John Bry
a!He°wasTdar^youn^man: pale to -aUown.-.
with somewhat sunken eyes, and that pinched
Uvi!- abMt i th? face which speaks of long knowl
'™ of Fufferine He was slightly lame, and hii
cwfthM were r^ti.-r dusty and dingy. He did not
r4rt at all to the "liveliness of the sw»thed-up house,
nnfl Beauty saW afterward with a little humorous
fm enTtiiln thut if papa wanted company he mi«ht
avc found LomethUi* planter looking. When
«he said it John T3ryanaton'a face took on. if poasi
ble, an added state of anxiety.
<To b* continued.) i
OBJECT TO MEN SPEAKEBS.
Wcrnen Think They Are Too Prominent on.
Federation Programme.
Th» number of male speaker* oo the prograsna*
of Hal approaching meeting of th# New-York City
Federation of Women's Club* provoked a protest
from Mrs. Lillle D«vereur Blake at the uiaainur
meeting of the Mothera* Club at thai Tuxedo t«»
terday afternoon.
"Men are the talking sex," said Mra. Blake, "a*
we are tbe silent sex. They are forever talking tn
pulpits, on platforms and In legteiattv* a jaw
blies. It is not necessary that we sbottM provid*
further opportunities for them. But women have mt>
few opportunities of that kind that I don't think
they ought to b» deprived of aay that Ulotajß to
them. The Btate Federation acts on thla principle
and ha« only women speakers at Its aaeetlnga,**
Mrs. Blake added that the principle <it tbe city
federation was an Ideal one, but It was hard t*>
carry the Ideal Into practice, and she was not sunn
that It could be done in thl3 case; and one de
parture from the Ideal. In her cptsiun. waa tha
unduly masculine character ©f the first CuwuaaiUaai
programme.
The president, Mrs. Harry Hasting*, who Is also,
an officer of the federation, said that the executive
had no Idea of putting women into the back
ground, but *he herself ha* special reasons for
choosing male speakers for her part of the pro
gramme, that of education. She wanted Dr. Will
iam H. ilaxwelL City Superintendent of PuMio
Schools, to tell the federation what had been ac
complished in the schools, and ahe wanted Ptp*
dent Cantor to have a place on the programme, be
cause he was the first official in Manhattan to ap
point women to places of official trust.
Some doubt being expressed aa to whether th«
Mothers' Club belonged to the federation, a mo
tion to afflHat* waa carried with one uts**mm*r
voice.
Mrs. Jullns Cah?n presented a report of th«
mothers* meetings being held in the public schools,
and said that they were satisfactory In the, ex
treme. The teachers did not consider them a bur
den, but Bald that th«y would glad* stay till S
o'clock every night for the same reason.
Mrs. Hastings, who bad been one of a committee
to urge the appointment of women principals In th<>
public schools upon the proper aathoriti.es. sai<2
that she had been courteously received and as
sured that no prejudice existed against women as
principals In the case of achools with a mixed
primary department but that forj mixed grammar
schools a man was thought to be best fitted for
%°?ddr^on n -nndren. Uterature' w«j
by*kliss Mary D. P.unyon. of Teachers CoU*w. *««*
amooß other things Miss Kunyon "Preased dtap;
proval of that famous classic nele Tom 8 C*bln
'*-&sr&3?<3s!£ l \n the heat and excit,m«jt
of a iconfllct must be partial and Lncle Tom
Cabin' gives children a prejudiced view of a great
national epoch," she said.
JOtS. AEDEN MADE PRESIDENT
A Calm P. W. L. Election. Unique in the
Society's History.
For once In the history of tha Professional Wom
an's l«eague an election of officer* passed off wtth
comparatively little friction. There were rivals, of
course, because there were women, but the defeated
accepted their fate without rancor, and the victors
were not unduly jubilant over their hard earned
spoils.
For the presidency th» contest was between Mrs.
Edwin Arden and Mrs. E. U Fernandez, and Mr«.
Arden came out with juat twelve votes to the stood.
Both women are popular in the league, and their
respective friends havo been working assiduously
for months. Mrs. Fernandez has been chairman
of the executive committee and prom.r.ent m
league affairs, as. indeed, has also Mrs. Arden.
who as an actress, a daughter of Keesie, the tr»
gedikn. and the wife of a well known . actor. wa*j
considered by her supporters t.> be emtm-ntly we.l
fitted to represent the organization. ,_j— .
The counting of vote? for the many C^.^ T^T
advisement lasted well into the night thoiwh.
"Aunt I>oulsa" Eldridfres* status as first vice-presi
dent was decided before operations were s<usp«?nd«l
for "supper" and a much needed mf4w f.ir tr>*
tellers. "Aunt Louisa" has been first vtcj-pn*"
dent since the leajrW3 birth, and a.-cord»nß U,
leajruers. will continue to be «o »jnt!l tne en«T or
time or as long as she consents to serve.
SIXTY-NINE YEARS OF WORK.
Sixty-nine years of work for children is the rec
ord which the American Female Guardian Society
and Home for the Friendless makes to-day. F*t
Instead of showing ago this stanch society, man
aged from the first by ■ board of women, l»a*
taken a new lease of life in Mb new h-m* at
Woodycrest-ave. and One-hundred-and-sUty-Sr*t
st.. which was opened last fall.
The business meeting of tho society will be heM
at 11 a. m.. when reports of the work will be given
and an address will be made by Mfas Marr Mc-
Elroy. general secretary of th» Harlem Youn*
Women's Christian Association. At J o'clock ther*
will be the unveiling in the chapel of a -window
given to the society by Mrs. Russell Sa?c. in af
fectionate recognition of the devotion *hown by
Helen Miller Gould for the cause of friendless chil
dren." Mrs. Sage will make the formal presenta
tion of the window. Following this there will b*
an hour's exercises by the children, and then vis
itors will be invited to go all over the home, espe
cially to the gymnasium on the top floor. wh«r»
the exhibits of the twelve industrial schools will
be found, and to the cooking class room on the
lowest floor. where the Rlrls will give a demon
stration of their skill. The public 1? cordially in
vited The home is reached by the Sixtt>ave. ele
vated to One-hundr a-u?i.l-:ifty-f!fth-st. thence br
a walk across Central Bridse. with tr- b.nlclm« in
plain view, or by the Third-avc. elevated to One
nundred-and-forty-ninth-st. or On*-handred-and
sixty-first-st., with transfers to Jerome-aye.
HOUSECLEANING TIME.
Gird yourselves "rrlth gingham aprons. O JW women
Pin your 'skirts to clear your shoe top?. tak<* th«»
Ibbing brush in hand. 1,-,,,*.
Boil up alkaline infusions, turn tne «M» nous*
Slop l th^ d flo^r7^-lth soap and water, heedless of
Vank y u^c b ar|et, nd^S°rnd matting. lerk ,h« plct-
Kava l^ I SS»ta of smi^where we can stumble ocr
Pile : sta n irs h tm h ?hey are wor.e than any Alpin*
Haye at the S resu C i 1 ar n! picnic incident to cleaning
time.
Fill the bathtub with umbrellas, books and *ho«i
Heap an upo rT iC th a e' b^and plan* kitchen dishes in ■
Set aC dlnner on the mantel, though there's littl*
See tb^ever^oue who eaters wipes with care hia)
Keep the windows all wide open as yon r>iy tb.
Have a P ho^d^teamtog vapor permeating •very
Have a. hot and ateaminsr vapor permeating every
SwabS scrub and splash and spatter In your
fieht with winter grime.
Revel in the moL««t discomfort Incident to cleanißg
time.
Have the men with whitewash brustvs spread ths
tinted kalsomine.
Take all necessary beddinsr out and air it on th*
nave The furniture revarnlshed till the odor makes
See that al^the woodwork glistens with a coat of
Don't have anything to sit on. sleep on. eat on: also
When you hear a m^ek suggestion as *B "sonvi
hotel downtown":
I^et the masulln*" complainer knotr i. - nothing
«hort of crime .
Not to mak» ©ne\<* life a burden in tae gtid .prtnaj
cleaning time. r^Cv Km,.
— »Cniea<c
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