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A COUNTRY HOME.
Mr. Poyccll Explains the Difficulties
of Running One.
George T. Powell, president of the Agricultural
Experts* Association, did his best to make his hear
ers at thn American Institute yesterday forget that
the boiler at Xo. 19 West «th street had burst
and that thfj temperature in the lecture hall was
way below par. The men relapsed Into great coats
and bats, the women iiulle.j their furs about their
thro.its and dug their fingers Into their muffs as
Ir - Powell, ivho averred that he was "perfectly
comfortable," talked on apologetically yet placidly
about apple trtt-s and budding timothy and other
Mr. Powell's subject was "How to Buy and How
tr> Manage a Country Place." Instead of bidding
prospective farmers to po West, be told them that
It was to the cheap land of the Bast they must
rather turn. "Even that.** he added, "is rapidly
disappearing. Within five years land within a
radius of fifty miles of Xew York has risen almost
KO per cent. But through the agency of the auto
mobile, which makes it possible for the man In
business in the city to own a country place, farms
cix or eJsht miles from the raJlroad Dl any centre
"Only, 11 he continued, "look out for your soil
Poor soil takes bo long to Ing up. Bee what It is
producing-that will tell you the whole story. Are
there oak or 'maple trees? And If so, are they
opreadlng and Inrpe, or stunted? How are the
fruit treesl la there any clover? Is there arfv tim
othy? If so, are they rich and full and high or
scattered and scantyf If the former? the soil U
good, congenial. If tie latter. p uO r. depleted"
Mr. Powell warned Us audience not to expect to
52**. : o J'tr' tr C , Ut of a 2 - m aero farm. Then,
Jan by way of encouragement, he told them he
Knew of nothing more complicated than the man
agemeiu of a farm of two or three thousand acres-
Vvt r«-nr «-nh ad f v ' asn ' t u l iv "That is Bystematised.
rut •with a farm you havo the weather there s
no controlling— the vagnrii-s and uncertainties of
crops, the ciire of animals and the d-llcate and
complicated problems connected with their breed-
Ing. Seven millions of dollars were drawn from
the farms and gardens of, this country last year
Before Investing In a farm tho Question of man
agement becomes of paramount importance If
you p-re going to pay $2,300 for a team of horses
not worth JI.OOO, and $15 a hundred for bulbs that
market at $7, as was the case with one man I
knew, how will you como out? This man was en
gaged iii business. Ho left everything t o his mm
aeer. who was a grafter. And this Is the Beamy
side or tanning. People buy country places, hop-
Ing to find pleasure In thorn, and instead they be
come expensive burdens and ara ultimately aban
doned for city life.
"What Is the bP3t way to buy a small country
place? shouted from the rear of the hall a blond
man In a Fedora hat and an Astrakhan coat
Before Mr. Powell, who began to smile indul-
Ktntiy, nr ri t:r.-,e to frame his answer, another man
popped up and cried, "Bewaro of agents:" Then
"But where are wo to go to get good managers?"
aslt'-d xt sad-eyed woman.
"Write to Cornell University— l know of several
young men who about the first of March will bo
open to positions, " was the answer.
"But it's so hard to find honest managers " shrhed
a lltvle woman next to her. "My sister and 1 run
a farm, and such times as we've had: 11
„ '***• , c "■ ir«dning school in honesty— lt's
needed. su^pestc-d one of tho men.
Mr. Powell beamed. Even ho wan beginning to
feel the frost-bite In the air. "I flm thinking of
owning a training school for young men on my
farm, he <?aJd. AU the fanners and farmeresses
".vtat away happy.
NEAREST THE POLE.
The New York brnneh of the Vassar Students'
Aid Eodety will hold Its annual benefit at the Hud
fion Theatre cii Friday at 3 p. in.. when Comm
ander [Peary win give his lecture, ''Nearest the
i>nic. ill- tickets are at popular pric. s— ?l nnd
*-0 pent*— and are on gale at the Hudson Tueatrc
•Jlup tecture appeals to children as v/eil u.s to
adults. Tl^r" him hr><n a Iar«o demand for re-its
nnd it Ir? expected that the society will realize a
':on«;iderAl)lc fura for its fund to help young women
Uaoug a Vaesa*-
"WT ImT ' jS^Q flk <■ a Sf fa A a& S
THETFAMOUS RESORTS ON .THE
East Coast of Florida
Where Snow, Cold and Blasting Winds are Unknown
THE WmTER JPLAYGROUND of the AMERICAN PEOPLE
Pastime, Pleasure and Happiness for all, 4 with Hotels and Boarding Houses at prices
to. suit thepurse of every class
CHINESE STUDENTS AT WELLS.
Empress Sends Three from "First Families
During the visit of tho Chinese Imperial Commis
sion to the United .States ast spring the commis
sioners made a special study of tho institutions of
advanced learning In this country' <md. by particu
lar direction of the Empress, of colleges for women.
Wells College was one of those that had the honor
of entertaining the distinguished guests. Three
young Chinese women have this year been sont to
Wells to become acquainted with the college life of
American women and to pursue tho study of Eng^
lish language and literature, as well as other
The following is a statement that has been re
ceived from S. C. Thomas Sze., explaining the in
tention of the authorities in China who havo sent
them and the connection of these young women
with families of men In high positions of responsi
bility In China, who am seeking to secure for their
country pome of the best of the civilization of the
Owing to tho fact that the commissioners, who
were in this country on a special mission last vettr,
were bo much pleased with their visit to thi differ
ent institutions devoted purely to the education of
women, Chinese young women from the best fam
ilies have been sent to this country to enter these
This being tho first experiment, directed by high
authorliets in China, It Is watched with much In
terest, and the future education of Chinese women
abroad depends largely on the success of tho.so
wlio have come recently.
Despite the tact that the broad Pacific has b^en
shortened by the modern Improvements facilitating
travelling, the customs prevailing on tho other sido
of the ocean differ greatly from those in this coun
try. For Instance. In the Far Eastern countries
young people marry much earlier thai they do in
this land, and hundreds of other things differ as
widely aF do the hours of the sun's rising and set
ting on the opposte Bides of thin vast ocean.
I have intimated that only young: women of the
best families will he. sent here, and I believe this
practice will bo a continuous (>:•,•■. The young
women who have recently come to this country to
further their education aro from the "flrsi fam-
Hies" of China.
Mrs. Blen was Miss LI before she was married
and is one of the granddaughters of Earl Li HunK
Chang, who visited this country In 18J6 Miss
Chang's father was governor of the province of
Anhui, and died while In office. The grandfather
of Mrs. Szn Is now one of the prime ministers In
tlie pita] of the Celestial Empire, and is connect
ed with all the important movements in P( king
The three young women, through thn kindness of
Dr. Georsre M. Ward, president of Wells College
Aurora. N. V., art> now attending that Institution'
and are well pleased with the courtesy and hos
pitality extended them by the faculty and their
fair "Western sisters. They ex ec( to "remain here
for a number of years, and their country expects
great things of them when they return.
EDUCATING GIRLS IN EAST.
Letter from American Teacher in Constanti
Dr. Ro>;ana H. Vivian, Instructor of mathemat
ics In "Wellealey College, who is spending a year's
leave of absence In teaching nt the American Col
lege for Girls In Constantinople, writes In a recent
"A characteristic example of the way education
for pirls is regarded In the Orient, and also typical
of Eastern bargaining, is the experience the col
lege once had with a rather Important gentleman
who wished to send his two daughters to the col
lege. By dint of perseverance nd bringing vari
ous Influences to bear he Anally made an arrange
meat by which the two girls wcr9 to come for half
price. When September arrived only one girl up
peared, and with no money, but she brought 'a.
message from her father that he had decided to
send one girl for nothing rciher than two ut half
"Half the problem of education here in the East
S to make jmmv4* — -\**staiul s*J. appreciate It
NEW-YOKE: DAILY TRIBtTxE. THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 14, 1907
24 HOURS FROM NEW YORK CITY
To the Land of Perpetual Sunshine and Flowers
ST. AUGUSTINE .The- oldest 'city 'in* the
I — i ■ ~; United States, where old
Spanish landmarks 'greet the eye; the city where
gay and brilliant social life centre. for the winter.
ORMOND With its variety of scenery, bord
. eririig on the marvelous, and fam
ous for the fastest and safest automobile course in
: the world.'
PALM' BEACH The rendezvous of wealth,
, " == -culture and fashion, where
'surf bithing is the chief source of pleasure and
thousands throng the beach daily, during the winter
!. * _ _ .__ _
MIAMI p On the'.beautiful'Biscayne'Bay, thei
===== • fisherman's paradise. --.The home of
NASSAU," BAHAMAS A" step across the
;«:■ ■ ' " =: *Gulf Stream brines*
you to this delightful British city, where are to be
found attractions not possessed by any. other resort,
and the wonderful Marine Gardens.^
enouKh to want it. Tlie result Is tli.at students of
nil grades of preparation and nbllity nre rxpocted
nml provided for, an<l tho work <.f the Instructor
Is very largely ln<llvldunl. The classes »ro miiall
and tlierfl Is lninily enough material of any one
variety to call It average. Parts of th« work nr.»
necessarily elementary, ».ut It la approached from
n truly broad, scholarly nnil progressive stand
point. Otrls marry early In tha Knst. aii'l the yp,nri
for study aw coirespomllngly few. They enter
collece young and Immature, but four years of
colk'po trulnlnir make apparently a greater differ
ence with t!:em tluin with American nir!s.
"Tho lantfuaßfl work It linr*>rt:!nt ami varied In
n (jchool whore thoro are fnurti-*»n nationalities
Fur-h work la very easy for students In this land
of many tonfrues. and it makes mathemntli-s sepin
especially difficult, it is the custom for students
to thank an lnstr:irt'>r us they r'so and k-avo tha
classroom, but I fear it Ib oftf-n only % form as
they leave k tnnlhemailrs recitation, unless thfy
tnersn t':ry nro thankful to be dlsmlssc 1 !."
DISTRIBUTES READING HATTER
Year's Record of Hospital Pook and News
No leps than G. 002 books. 27.513 magazines, 37.707
weekly and illustrated papers and 218.621 dally pnrt
fiunrtny pnperß were distributed during the y*>nr
ended September £0 by tho Hospital Book and
Newspaper Society, according to its thirty-second
annual report, Just Issued. In all 200.W7 pfereg of
reading matter have been bandied, classified nnd
properly distributed. Tho dally papers, collected
from the boxen placed at railway and ferry sta
tions, hotels and downtown street corners, are sent
the same day to tho Institutions on Blackwell's and
"Ward's islands, where they help to brighten the
lives of uioi»» than 80.000 peoplo. The books find
magazines that are, pent out of the city go to lonely
lightship and frontier posts, to convict earaps and
mountain villages and remote schools, Bouth nun
West, where they are received with warm jrmtl
,Lnpt rear tho work cost (2,02917. Amon ff the con
trlbuters were Mrs. VanderWlt and Miss Oraee
Dodge, both of whom gave (100, and Mrs TV D
fcloano, Mrs. Alirain S. Hewitt. Mr.; William V
Dodßc, Mrs. Goelet. Joseph Mllbank, Mrs V Everit
Macy, Mrs. "William Rhlnelander, Mrs vi. tor
Borchan. the Misses I uyl«r nnd Mlsb Iselln O\v
'i ' to the withdrawal by most of th« express com
panies of free passes, many calls from ion* dis
tances have had to be disregarded for lack of funds
The report says that $>»i or $6o<i a yoar more would
enable tho society to reach many remote places
which now appeal in vain. There are also many
requests for German. French nnri Italian books or
papers -in fact, for reading matter In any language.
Contributions of reading matter should be sent to
the office. No. 105 Bast 22d stroot, Room 417; con
tributions of money to the treasurer, Mrs ,T o
Green, No. 13 Lexington avenue.
REMARKABLE "LADY BARBER."
World's Champion Could Shave Man in Less
The recent death in London of Miss Nelly Wicks,
world's champion "lady shaver," at tho early ag/i
of twenty-one, baa served to remind Londoners
that there nre only two "lady barber" shops In the
modern Babylon. Perhaps there will be fewer still,
now that tho holder of the world's shaving record
has gono hence.
Miss Wicks came by her speed legitimately,
being the daughter of a redoubtable barber, one
"Professor" Teddy Wicks, who taught his daughter
the art of shaving, when she was a little girl. Nelly
won her championship" at a public contest at the
Royal Aquarium, no longer in existence, where, a
child of only eight years, she shaved twenty-one
men In loss than that number of minutes. Even
then her prestige was such that no other woman
dared compote with her.
Other women are very rapid shavers, however
The woman for whom Nelly worked could shave
a man in "six eeconcls under the minute— not count
ing tho ering, of course." "But," she added in
talking over tho "lady barber" situation, "I would
not attempt it In London. London gentlemen would
have a. tit if one shaved them at that lightning
Hut even one shave every fifty-six seconds does
not sun id quite as big a stunt as that executed by
another •"lady barber," who accepted an engage
ment to sliuvu a lion tamer in a lion's cage at
"They gave mo*?2o a night," she told the reporter
who was Investigating the record of the lamented
Mlks Wicks. "The tamer sat holding a louded
revolver while I lathered and scraped him. Once
ho hod to get up and whip the lion back Into the
The worst— the best— of barbering, viewed as
an occupation for women, Is that the business is
a high road to matrimony. Employers of "lady
barbers" all say the same thing: "1 can't keep the
nicest girls. They meet men here. They all get
The Resorts of the East Coast Are
Known for Theix Devotion to
Outdoor Life and Pleasures.
f^OT.F on half dozen oj the finest courses
**J in the South, with irdl-wanagcd and
conveniently located clit'ih onset. - Riding
and driving through entrancing scenery.
Yachting and motor-boat' Quail and
deer shooting.',. I! 'heel-chairs through.jun
gle roads and fialm ' jiroirenadcs.'.* Tennis
For booklet, information, etc., apply to
243? fifth; avenue; new: york t
A shelter rudo nnd a crust of bread,
But your hand in mine on the way i tread,
And the red blooms over the roses ,i. i
And Love, and the Light of Morning!
A Borrow thrilling the lonely years
But your smile like light in a "rain of toarF.
And your sweet, firm faith, and your whispered
And Love and tho . jht of Morning:
And bo we mingle, and so we meet.
And shall— till, the. Journey at last complete,
V •■ r«st with th* Unuttiii! dreams and sweet
In Love, and the Light of Morning;!
— P. Li 3T ANTON.
S. N. P.; of Manhattan, his provided the means
of sending heer into several needy homes by con
tributing ?.>.> for the emergency fund: Mrs. John
Graham, $*"> for the same purpose; "Annie " of
Manhattan, 120 for tho sewing woman who needs
to be sent to her mother home, near Chicago'
C. K. B. and T. M. .V. of New Jersey, $.'■ for tha
Tctlock fund, and Mir. It., ol Brooklyn, $1 tor this
sarna unfortunate man.
TO -pas.-; OX."
Mrs. Andrews, of East Orange, N. J., has con
tributed ri box of wools and a number of valen
tines with envelopes; Mrs. Keen, a fur collar and
a muff; John Krell oiul Rome unknown friends, a
numb' r of valentines and 1907 calendars; Fannie L
Clinton, a poem to be "passed on" t> ono recently
afflicted. Special sifts for the comfort of :ui in
valid came from the Hotel Netherlund— a bed rest,
hot water bugs, etc.
Ii >lt A BLLN D RIRJU
Will some of the members please send
KroetinK. us a Sunshine valentine, to Teresa De
Frances, a young blind girl at ! it i it u
■treat, Manhattan? Miss Doughty, the president
of Pilgrim branch, writes; "j have been to see
this Kirl several times, and have taken her o it
walking, bul she seems to have been overlooked
by our society, although i have asked that others
try to brighten her dark life. Slu< needs friends
as she I* entirely ilone all J:iy. It
members would call she would ba very gi
an>l she is a bright, pleasant companion."
Love, looks not with tho even, hut with the minrt;
And therefore Is wtng'd i'wi'li) painted blind.
si aki speara.
SEEN IN THE SHOPS
A smart thing In th<> way of sprint; footWM*
Is a black patent leather pump, bound with a
half-Inch banrl of gray leather, finished with a
tiny bow of the mmo on the vamp. TI.
to be worn with silk stockings, matching exact
ly the leather trimming.
Now is tho time to replenish tho linen closet.
Bargains are everywhere. Linen pillow cases
sell for 85 cents a pair, linen sheets for $8 a pair
and colored bedspreads for $2 50.
Ruffled curtain net, with Renaissance edge
and Insertion, sells for 15 cents a yard. Cre
tonnes for draperies an.l furniture slip-covers
can be bought for l'_" 2 cents a yard.
Individual trays for glasses used on bare tables
sell for from 16 cents to 2tt cents. These aro of
porcelain, in Delft coloring, with perforated
nickel borders, or with dark wood centres.
Fireproof kitchen cooking dishes come in an
artistic brown and green coloring. They range
in price from 29 cents, for a small teapot, to
$1 49 for a largo baking dish.
Apropos of shirtwaists, the very newest thing
about them is their decoration in the shape of
tiny ruffles. Little frills run up and down the
two edge* of the middle box pleat and around
HOTEIj ANT) SANATORIUM.
ATLANTIC CITY. V .1
On « of tho newest brick, stone and st.^ei building*
with every comfort. Alvvaya open, always rea.iv
LAME WOOD, N. J.
"THE Horn THAT MADE I.AKEV.OOI) FAMOIS."
400 hHr.d.-omely furnlsh-d rooms, one-half en sultn
With prlvutß butiu und open wood tires. The cmMns
un<i service equal thoau of th 9 fai.nus rmaurants uf
New Yoik ar.d I'nris. A hotel for those accujtomed 10
to i,ak:: .oon nr AtrroMOBlLE: sp^ndia ronds
end The Lrtkewr.od Hit el Palm Room at the end The
trip <an l.« m.ide from New York rasily In 3»j hour*
Write for rond map; free.
AMERICAN AND EIKOI'EAN PLANS.
uuHwnon. N. j.
THE LAUREL HOUSE
A. J. MURPHY. MaaacM
LAUREL-iN : fHE-PIES
riUMK F. SHUTS. Hanani
n.»th hotels hnve beej extensively Improved since
lost season. lncl".:i!inj; the addi:ion or numerous »r!v--«
Kitti*. and ara favorably known for their standard of
. llenca and patronujjo »liko th« Inception of Lake
wood as a report.
VIRGINIA HOT SPRINGS
NEW YORK OFFICE. 213 FIFTH AVENIE.
Water*, baths, hoteli and rnvlrunfflrnti Dowhfn
equalled llheumai^m. tout and servotu >Ilsea»«*
cured. Completi tiyaro-lherapeutlc apparatus Japan
ese palm roam ami »un parlor. Golf, riding «Jrlvln«
and other outdoor pastimes. Through «l<:epers leave
New York 4.55 P. M. week .lav* Tickets and Pull
man reservations C. * O. Office. 362 —roadway and
«nic«.» t'ennaylvanU i road 7
FRED stKi:,:y. Manager. Hoi Springs. Va.
TIIK MF.('KI.KNBI'::r. HOTEL '
AND MINK RAL -. i;.~-
Or the Southern II R. SK) inil.s south of Richmond
■'.toko rates. |1K and up. For booklet address
W. A. LEECH. Micr.. Chase City. Va.
MAGNOLIA p S! c g l
MAGNOLIA SPIUN.-.S. XL.mil> A. Meal climate,
dry; fioo from mosqult.i.. s . Moating, flshlnir shoot
tir: K »ir .tennis and buthlns. Soft. pur»" wattr.
MAGNOLIA INK. *!' 00 per day. O. D SEAVET.
PINEY WOODS INN.
Modern hotel. Loni l*-af pins ration. Mild dry
•suable climate: sandy ■oil; pure «prin water'- coif
Koconsum Y-v*!?'' traP shootl " c: hunting; orchestra.
ST JOHN & SON. South*™ Plni>s. N. a
Om hiiji turnover collars and cufla TheM
■-■ very narrow, of fine cloth, either plain
■ 1 with narrow "v;ii" lace or
made wholly of "vat" lace. Some frtlla have a
narrow thread <>f color at the edge, .>f pink or
blue, or mauve, etc.
The elbow aleeve is r..>t wholly to dJsapiwa*
this sutiini.T. Probably favor will be evenly di
vided between It and the lons sleeve.
ON THE OCEAN FRONT.
ATLANTIC CITY. N. J.
A maitnlirent t(?n--«tory flre-proof addltloa la .Jurt
tftr.R completed, making thin faznr>u3 hos:o!ry ■ m new
*«t ami n-o-t up-to-d.ito of R-^ch Fron: Hotels. Bed
room* averaging 19 feet square, and every room wttl)
■ n ocean view, bath a:taoh*J. s~a ant! 'f-esh water.
Tflephon«-s ami Cheval-ula^ Spari^us solarium. Goif
pr!vtl«.g»*. Writ- tor Illu«- retort Rrv.-»klet
Chas >>. UarqtMtt*. TR.UMOnE HOTTr. CO.
Manager. D 3 WHITE. I'reiident.
Atlantic City, N. J.
ON THL BLACH. fIRLPROO?
SEND FOR LITERATL'R*.
THL LEEDS COMPANY
ATLANTIC CITY. N. J.
Occ-ipi.-M one-half s<iuari? of ur.ohstnietrt
beach front. N-w flr.pn.of aiMHion of 1>»
rooms, anl baths wuh soi an>l fresh wa:er
WALTER J. BCZBT.
Vlrsinla Aye.. n»-ar Beach. Atlantic Oi'y X J — Or«n all
the yeur. Fine Table; Suites with prlvato barh. Hard
•om«r:> fun:ishe.l. Perfect sanitary arrangementm Ele
vator to all n.wra. Spttlal Rate« tor Winter. Capacity 23ft.
MRS. N. R. HAINES, Owner ami Proprietor.
Atlantic City, N. J.
ALWAYS OPEN". ON OCEAN FRONT.
1 Courteous attention Homrilka »v: OS^DBSsV
Dooklet and Calendar on a?p!!rat!oo.
LEEDS & UPPINCOTT.
ATU\NTIC ran, N. J.
Directly on tho ocean front, overlooklns th* 9t««l
Tier CnasceUed and modern ■:■ every particular.
Capacity 300. S<a water bath* with »uttes or pu&l'.o.
btcam heated nun parlors. The table- auil !• ax«
of the highest standard. Auto >• luilim Ttooklet.
F. l\ COOK & SON.
Ocean at. Mkhican Ay» . Atlantic City, N. J. Room* ••
suite, with bnllia. lonic di-tanco "phones in rvx>m»; ele
vator to street, Spring rates. YVM. R. nootx
ATLANTIC CITY. N. .i.
Tarli Place, near beach.
James M iioona
, .__^ m
ATL.INTIC CITY. N. J
JOSI.VU WHITE * SON*
Atlantic City. N. J.
Directly on the Beach. Special "Winter Rates.
A magnificent high class, i:i«^:,.n Hotel, In the gardea
•pot of Long I»!iu; l; retlned. ii'.Uat. exclusive. Long dl»*
tance telephone In every rjom. New ala carte lenlauranu
Only is miles fi.ii N«w Yoik.
OI»N AH. THE YKAK.
Spex-inl Winter Sates from Nov. I to May 1.
J. J. I^ANNIN COt; I'ROre.. QAllUnx CITY v. L
A!ao frut>». Hotel Cmiuatan. Hr^nxvl!le. N. Y. __
"I — ELEGANTLY furnlshtd BBSVtMSM: prfvmte b*th|
•i. 30 dally: tacludlns meals. two. $23 weekly; cafe
AU- Tha Alabama. 13 East UUi at.