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perchants Asked to
f? Defence Society
Red Cross Praised for Re?
fusal to Take Profit From
push Boycott Plans
National Committee Will Seek
Recruits in Each State
of the Union
Richard M. Hurd, chnirman of the
^yeott.toTJnnittee of the American De?
fence Society, yesterday sent t;hc fol
]oWjng"wcspiige to the headquarters of
ti,e American Red Cross in Washing
?on,'commending that organization for
its reft??1 to ?"-'cent the' oiTcr of Scars,
KoeBuck * Co-< ?i.' Chicago, to turn
over to.it profits from the sale of Ger?
man' toys :
"Your patriotic refusal to accept
profits from German toys will be heart?
ily indorsed by all loyal Americans."
To A. H. Loeb, vice-president of the
Chicago mail order house, who an?
nounced several days atro that if the
Red Cross refused to accept his offer
Sears, Roebuck & Co. would not receive
their share in the consignment of toys
which reached here recently on the
j(?euw Amsterdam, Mr. Hurd dis?
patched the following wire :
"The American Defence Society re
tpectfnlly requests you to turn over to
it the German goods consigned to you
on the Nieuw Amsterdam, subject to
claim of government for duty. On ac?
ceptance of this offer from you the
American Defence Society will request
the government tc waive the duty on
theft German goods for bonds duly
given for their destruction."
Other Firms Named
The American Defence Society learned
yesterday that four other firms?
Strauss Brothers <fc Co., New York;
the Kuehl Clock Company, Chicago;
the N'amm & Singer Company, New
York, and the W. -T. Gratz Import Com?
pany, New York?were among the con?
signees of the recent shipment of Ger?
man toys. Mr. Uurd immediately sent
the heads of these' firms telegrams urg?
ing them to turn down their shares in
the tov cargo.
Hr? Hurd also announced that the
Hoboken branch of the American De?
fence Society proposed to ask the New
Jersey Legislature to enact laws com?
pelling merchants in. thtit state who
nandle Germari'-mftde goods to display
sign* calling attention to that fact in
front of their pl?cvs of business.
Committee Plans Made
Mr.Hurd tpent yesterday developing
plan%-for the immodiate beginning of
the national boyot*. ?gainst all Ger?
ma* (goods, decided -vri at a meeting of
representative New Yorkers in the
Chamber of Co nun ?;rce Friday.
"This worV is to be started immedi
aWljP'.'ireaid. "The general working
conmiBec will b^pn ?arly next week
? lo;ts.ke steps to recruit ono or more
repMS*eriafjv?H of every patriotic and
civii organization 'n the country'of"
iny standing to direct nationnl propa
raadfl. against 'Jarman'madc goods.
"in .addition to the committee al?
ready announced, recent information
placed before us his prompted the de
?i?iaa^that we must appoint a special
fw?mittee to watch trade-marks on
?00tts. purporting to originate in neu?
tral countries. We are informed that
ib^'Sade in Germany' brand has been
idhjered*. over on many articles, such
?uuilory and hardware, and that neu?
tra frade-marks bav? been substituted.
This must'be watched carefully."
DttWUliam T. Hornaday, directorof
'se Bronx Zoo and president of the
Aaejj?an .Guardian Society,, which has
already done considerable work in
lighting " t)ve importation of German
pods) ?nno.un'ced that the thirty thou?
sand^ mepibcrs of his organization in
thirty-six states would be marshalled
for the'boycott fight.
Zoo Denied Monkeys
His called attention to the following
last June the Bronx Zoo made ap?
plication for a permit to import about
?ae ?fozeri monkeys from South Amer
la. ? They had been paid for and wo
**?? .cuito insistent about getting
?W. ?.-The application was denied by
'he bureau of imports of the. War
"JSM Board on the ground that our
Qonkeys were not essential to winning
^?t^mc.gay that our animals would
n^n^keri up one ton of cargo space.
??'German toys took tip seven thou
*??d times that much space aboard the
meg? Amsterdam. Yet they wer* per?
ked .to. reach here.
I leave it to the American public to
wide the degree in which these Ger?
mante y a w, 11 help wu, the war."
16 Women Elected
To Assembly Seats
Western States Defeat Two
Mters for Senate Honors
*>y Big Vote?
P& FRANCISCO. Nov. 9.?Femi-;
*1S* Wbants jr, thc Far Wegt who
Tat 8eat? 'n Coneress failed' with
???ception in last Tuesday's elec
(a>?, but many o ?-her women candi
'?fca far lesser ck>cti*e honors won
t***s-in their campaign for state,
?o?.1?' aftd ? founiCiP?l ??ices. -Two
St?/? 'tfan,Jiditt"s for th? United
?tti ? ,"?l'" Representative Jean
An?*\? ,n' m Montana, and Miss
5aLk ' ?f Nevada-made cam
<*Ir m. ,v<,re ba,JJy distanced by
I* ?^cui1r"'' OBDonents.
?Itfrv a- r cn f?r Western states
?mX~Z?m*n '?"?frrage prevails, six
k^sWng Home the Bacon
g *TuMng ca??.e leads ?ts people into
j/** ? eenq.jct and brings home the
?J* eve'5fthlnf? >"? all right^-pro
^** ?o?fc part4, ol thc bacon arc
?,?70Un,)' If wa*?o with Prussia
.j,^**^'*"- If a ruling caste leads
Us*?** , ar **'' ">me? home without
tsj^f'^^^hinfr is all wrong. The
!i^?ii riiry 0"r'"?n Socialists of
?'^??Tli imi>0<1 **"? *? w<il' that they
?iffilv?^t" '??lowers to ?apport
*?&??^?-,?'k'''1 '*" ,f ?'? would be
'a?SEiu? ? *ow the German Army
l%a?^ . ,':"Hv ab'e to nustain .in
hT$.t'. tV'''''* !tcli?". The mili
* *"?leai t? ??<-?-m?ny arc desperately
1 !?*>?%& ^ ?:'. si"' "?'-'? ? order to
:':-^ta.lrri'^!v"s fr">" evolution.
i-W?M ?2!?W'"f:' ?"rM ''?m?i?Hti?n has
?S* t????V^ !,i?"!nria'" f" Jht threat
World Millions to Sing Paean
Of Victory Thanksgiving Day
National Council of Women Backs Plan for International
Chorus of Praise and Rejoicing Extending From Allied
Capitals to Trenches?Big Programme Here
A chorus of praise and rejoicing all
over the Allied world is being planned
by the National Council of Women,
comprising 7,000,000 women, for the
afternoon of Thanksgiving Day. Then,
in every city and hamlet in the United
States, in cantonments, on war vessels
at sea and in the trenches in France,
every one is asked to join at 4 o'clock
in singing a unified programme of pa?
In New York City the "Victory
Sing" la planned for Madison Square
Garden, under the auspices of a New
York committee, headed by William
Fell owe? Morgan. It is planned to
send the programme, which will be
headed ""by "The Star-Spangled Ban?
ner," to several hundred local com?
mittees in as many cities.
Army song leaders are now training
the soldiers in cantonments for the
sing. At the 71st Regiment Armory
Lieutenant Erwin W. Read, army song
leader, is' instructing 300 nurses, mem?
bers of Red Cross Replacement Unil
93, which is soon to be on duty in
France, so that they may lead conval?
escent soldiers there in the. singing
on Thanksgiving Day.
In making the arrangements h|r<
the committee has the cooperation of
military officials and of musical and
patriotic societies. Headquarters
been opened at 21 East Fortieth Street.
Members of the national committee
are Dr. Anna Howard Shaw, temporary
chairman; John G. Agar, Mrs. Kate
Walker Barrett, George Gordon Bat?
tle, Major General J. Franklin Bell,
Mrs. Carrie Chapman Catt, Mrs. Phi?
lander P. Claxton. Philander P. Clax
ton, Mrs. George Houston Davis, Cleve?
land H. Dodge, Mrs. Archibald Freer,
Miss Anna A. Gordon, the Rev. C. L.
Goodell, Mrs. Nathaniel E. Harris, Mrs.
John Hays Hammond, Hamilton Holt,
Charles E. Hughes, Mrs. Abbie Norton
Jamison, Mrs. Philip North Moore,
John R. Mott, Mrs. Ellen Spenser Mus
sey, Mrs. Isaac Pearson, Colonel Henry
Watterson and John Wanamaker.
On the New York committee are Ed?
win O. Holter, Mrs. Frances Hodgsor
Burnett, Mrs. Irving T. Bush, Mrs. Ed?
ward B. Close, Mrs. Henry P. Davison
Justice Victor J. Dowling, Mrs. Waltei
Gibb, Mrs. Frank Grey Griswold. Ed
ward Hardifg, Mayor John F. Hylan
Mrs. Reginald de Koven, Adolph Lew
isohn, the Rev. Dr. William T. Man
ning, Mrs. Ethelbert Nevin, Justici
Francis K. Pendleton. Mrs. John T
Pratt, Frank R. Rix, Mrs. Charles M
Schwab, William Jay Schieffelin, Mor
timer L. Schiff, Henry R. Towne am
Mrs. Schuyler Van Rensselaer.
Gerard Beekman, of
Old Dutch Family, Die?
Descendant of Wilhelmus
Beekman, Who Came to
New York in 1645
Gerard Beekman, descendant of a
New Amsterdam family with an estate
where Beekman Street is now, died
yesterday in New York Hospital, fol?
lowing an operation. He was seventy
six years old, and for forty years had
been a trustee of Columbia University.
He had a home at Oyster Bay, Long
Island, and owned considerable real es?
tate in the Murray Hill section.
His birthplace was Mount Pleasant,
the family estate on the East River,
where Fiftieth Street now runs. It
comprised about thirty acres, and the
house where Gerard Beekman was born
was Nathan Hale's prison until he was
led out to be hanged as a spy. It was
the headquarters of the British officers
during the occupation of New York
iind Major Andre was one of those whc
Relics from the house and the Beek?
man family coach of Colonial days an
in the custody of the New York His
Mr. Beekman was the son of Jame:
William Beekman and the descendan
of Wilhelmus Beekman, who came t<
New Amsterdam about 1G45. He Wa:
graduated from Columbia College it
18G4 and from the law school of th<
university in 186. He continued thi
study of law in the office of the lat<
Edgar S. Van Winkle, but never en
gaged actively in the practice of hii
profession, devoting himself to thi
management of his father's estate, o
which he was trustee, and to the dutie:
incumbent upon him as president of thi
Mr. Beekman was also a member o
the executive board of the Americai
Bible Society, trustee of the Hollan<
Society, member of the executive com
mittee of the New York Historical Sc
ciety and n member of Seaman's Churc
Institute, member of the Universitj
City, Seawanhaka-Corinthian Yach
New Yo4rk Yacht, and Lotos clubs, th
Centpry and Downtown Association an
the St. Nicholas Society.
Methodists Plan Centenary
Foreign Missions Board Ap?
The Methodist Episcopal Board of
Foreign Missions closed its annual ses?
sion at Yonkers yesterday by indors?
ing unanimously the world-wide cen?
tenary movement, which calls for an
expenditure of $80,000,000 within the
next five years for domestic and for?
The organization intends to enlarge
its work by building more hospitals,
schools and churches. Most of the
session just closed has been devoted
to the forming of plans for missionary
and reconstruction work in the devas?
tated lands of America's allies. For
the first time arrangements were made
for extending the work in Belgium and
By spreading the idea of Christian
democracy through Asia and Africa,
it was stated yesterday, the board
hopes to lessen the possibility of a
race war in the future. Appropriations
for 1919 world missionary work
amounted to $1,528,811. There was no
appropriation for work in Germany.
The Merits of October Ale
Not the fluid of that name, but the
elixir that is in this golden October
sunshine. Influenza germs are deadly
afraid of clear, cool, snappy sunshine.
The whole outdoors is full of it, and
the invitation to enjoy it is so urgent
and cordial that the man or woman who
refuses to accept it is only adding to
the risk that the doctors declare every?
body is assuming these epidemic days.
Nature is trying to add compensation
for the anxieties attendant upon con?
tagious disease. In her cornucopia she
has stored remedies that are not only
effective but pleasant to take. Get out
of doors into the October sunshine
that has been and will be pouring its
curative and stimulating forces oves
the country. The walking is fine and
the landscape never more varied and
beaujtifu!. The forests are garbed in
brown, purple and gold. The silences
are eloquent with the'slumber song of
nature. The air is a tonic for tired,
taut nerves and bodies. Get out of
doors and shake off the fears as well
as the germs of influenza.?Pittsburgh
A Poet Enlists
When the newspapers were filled
with stone* of the great fighting that
the marines had done in France, it
brought a flood of recruits from all
parts of the country. Of this number
the recruit who caused most comment
was a chap named Bert Gibbs, who en
littted in Buffalo.
Gibbs walked into the office and said:
"My country calls, I wish to fight,
Prny tell me, air, if I am right."
The flabbergasted sergeant sent him
into the inner office, where he greeted
Captain YuU-h with:
"I've come to fight, to clear the sea,
To make it safe for democracy.
Prithee, kind ?ir, I'm known to fame;
Think and reflect. Gibb? is my name."
Nearly hysterical with laughter, Cap?
tain Yate?;answered: "You'd better ap?
ply for aviation; you certainly go 'way
over my head." Lo? Angele? Times.
Plays and Players
The Wilde comedy, "An Ideal Hus?
band," reaches the last two weeks of
its run on Monday, when Julia Arthur
will replace Constance Collier in the
role of Mrs. Cheveley. The play will
then be sent to Chicago, but Norman
Trevor and Cyril Harcourt will not
go with it. They will remain to head
the cast of "A Place in the Sun," the
play by Cyril Harcourt, which opens
at the Comedy Theatre on Monday
night, November 25.
"By Pigeon Post," the comedy by
Austin Page, which" F. Ziegfeld, jr.,
will produce, is scheduled to arrive
at the George M. Cohan Theatre
Thanksgiving week. The play has
passed its three hundred and fiftieth
performance in London.
Old Bill, Bert and Alf, the three
musketeers of the trenches, are chang?
ing their address from the Greenwich
Village Theatre to the Cort Theatre.
Beginning Monday night, November 18,
"The Better 'Ole" will be one of the
The title of the play which Robert
McLaughlin has constructed out of the
James Whitcomb Riley poems and
stories has been changed from "Home
Folks" to "Home Again," and the open?
ing at the Playhouse has been set for?
ward from Tuesday to Monday night,
Charles Dillingham has lost no time
in. inserting a "Peace" pageant into
the Hippodrome show. The work of
costuming and staging the new fea?
ture was accomplished between the
report of the peace news and the
performance that same night.
F. Ziegfeld will produce a new Mid?
night Fioric atop the Amsterdam Thea?
tre on Thanksgiving night, Novem?
A. E. Anson has been engaged by
Thomas Dixon for the leading role
in ' The invisible Foe," the drama by
Walter Hackett. which is to have a
New York production within the next
Louis Calvert and Harriet Otis Del
lenbaugh will play important roles in
J. M. Barrie's play, "Dear Brutus," in
which Charles Frohman, Inc., will pre?
sent William Gillette.
A new comedy by Rachel Crothers
will make its appearance on Christmas
night. It is called "The Little Jour?
ney," and Estelle Winwood, John Holli
day, May Galyer and Jobyna Howland
will be seen in it.
Trhift Shop's Stock Sold;
More Contributions Needed
After two and, a half, days of busi?
ness, the Thrift' Exchange of the Na?
tional League for Women's Service,
259 Fifth Avenue, had sold out yester?
day noon every article of clothoing,
furniture, bric-?-brac and millinery.
More donations will bo needed to re?
sume business on Monday.
The shop is conducted to aid those
who cannot afford new clothing. Th'e
revenue goes to defray the expenses of
the league. Articles sent should be
clean in good repair, according to Mrs.
Edward McVickar, chairman for New
The Second Concert of the
ology and Music
By H. E. Krehbiel
The second concert- of the Boston
Symphony Orchestra under the direc?
tion of M. Monteux, which took place
in Carnegie Hall, was a more enjoyable
entertainment than that which had pre?
ceded it on Thursday evening. This was
I because of its programme, for it of?
fered no revelation touching the con?
stitution of the band calculated to cause
a change of the opinion expressed in
the first review, though the Concerto
! grosso in D by Handel which opened
the programme enabled the hearers to
form a better judgment of the quality
of the strings. . ,
That judgment is highly favorable to
the organization, as well as to the ex?
cellence of the training which it has
received at the hands of M. Monteux,
who now surrenders it to M. Rabaud in
order to take up his duties at the opera.
The strings are good in quality, precise,
sonorous and responsive to their leader.
Their work in the last movement of the
! concerto was distinctly briliant, as was
I that of Mr. Fradkin, the new concert
I master, whose boyhood was spent in
New York, where he received his early
training. Following the concerto came
music of the modern type, Mr. Loeffler'a
"La Bonne Chanson" and DTndy's
Mr. Loeffler'a piece is a musical
transcription or paraphrase of Ver
laino's dainty poem, beginning "Avant
que tu ne t'en Allies," which it follows
as closely as highly idealized music
can follow verses which appeal to a
sweet and gentle fancy, with their in?
vocation of the fading morning star,
the matin call of birds, the upward
circling lark, the spreading benediction
of azure light, the glistening dew, the
I quickening of a lover's thoughts under
the urge of the rising sun. There is
much that is correspondingly exquisite
in the irridescent web of tone which
the composer has woven, but fortu?
nately the beauty is not all of orches?
tral vesture and adornment, but also of
1 musical thought. The composition dif?
fered from M, D'Indy's, in that it
aroused delicate fancies while it
charmed the sense, while "Istar" was
chiefly an irritant of curiosity.
It was pleasant to have Verlaine's
gentle images in mind while listening
to Loeffler, but it was not necessary to
enjoyment; understanding of D'Indy's
purposes and devices depended upon
knowledge of its literary motive. When
the work was first performed by the
Boston Orchestra in February, 1899,
even the erudite Mr. Apthorp was at
a loss to explain its irregular structure,
which is that of a theme and variations
played wrong and foremost, the varia?
tions coming first and the theme last,
a disquisition before announcement of
its topic, a sermon with the text at
There are no programme books to
be had in Carnegie Hall for the Bos?
ton concerts, and those who failed to
get one in the streets yesterday were
as much? puzzled as the accomplished
annotate/' of former years, unless they
chanced "to be familiar with Deletzsch's
translation of the o-id Babylania poem,
which the German professor calls "H?l?
lenfahrt dor Istar," or the chapter in
George Smith's "Chaldean Genesis,"
which tells how Istar, an Oriental love
goddess of unspeakable divinity de?
scended into the underworld in search
of her husband-lover Tammuz.
O this subterreanean visit she was
compelled by seven wardens of as many
portals to divest herself of an article
of anament or dress until she passed
through the last gate entirely nude.
To illustrate this series of adventures
the'composer (who, by the way, con?
ducted a performance of the work here
ir. 1905) conceived the ingenious
scheme of writing seven variations on
a theme and playing the variations first
and the theme last. Only a fragment
of the theme is heard at the outset,
andthis is tricked out with much scin?
tillant ornament (the tiara of the god?
dess). As the music goes on the
melodic formadation is augmented and
this investi'ture simplified until at the
last the theme stalks forth in its whole
stature, nude of even harmony.
The mere title might enable an As
syriologist familiar with musical de?
vices to comprehend M. D'Indy's
sememe. It is expecting too much of an
ordinary mortal improvided even with
an English translation of the French
lines which aro printed in the score.
We might at least have the text in
cuneiform characters thrown on ' a
screen. Debussy might also have found
for us an Assyrian or Chaldean scale.
The concert ended with Beethoven's
seventh symphony, which was just mu?
sic and asked no toleration of the
hearer, though it was the third per?
formance of the work here within nine !
days, and there were things admirable
as well as things questionable in its I
reading and performance. To expound
them would call for technical analysis,
which, of course, is not tolerable.
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By W. S. McNUTT,
(War Correspondent for Collier's)
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welded in a few months into splendid &?????trica yo^mt?ri^trSS'1. ^T t!?ey were
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DAWSON BLACK, Retail Merchant
' .By_PROK- HAROLD WHITKHEAD
College of Business Administration. Boston University
A "BUSINESS". NOVEL.
Mr. W. C. Roose. Gen. Mgr. the Heacon Shoe Company. Manchester N H writes
the author: ' " wr'1"
"Tour book Is splendid. It preaches everyday business practices. My only hone U
that every retail and wholesale merchant In the ?. S. A. will read it They can't heln
but bo benefited as I have been." ry ian l ne'P
THE STRANGE ADVENTURES OF
BR?MLEY BARNES ?y george barton
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author shows great Intellectual shrewdness and drives on with dramatic intenaitv to m.
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_EACH OF THE ABOVE, ILLUSTRATED, $1.50
PUBLISHED THE pAGE COMPANY " S?gS ?
U. S. to Sell Gems
Valued at $225,000
Belonging to Huns
Manufacturing Plants of
Many Kinds Also To
Rubies, emeralds and pearls, prop?
erty of alien enemies, are among the
articles the Alien Enemy Property
Custodian's office will sell within the
next fortnight. This announcement
was made yesterday by Frank P. Gar
van, director of the New York bureau.
Also included in the list are hides,
oils and paints, the big plant of the
German-American Milling Company,
near Tampa, Fla.; motorcycles, leather
Pearls and precious stones valued at
$225,000 were seized in Fifth Avenue
shops, where they had been placed on
sale on consignment by Rudolph Hahn
& 'Sons, of London, prior to the en?
trance of the United States into the
war. The collection, mostly un?
mounted, consists of 316 pearls, three
rubies and two emeralds. One of the
rubies is valued at $5,160 and the
emeralds at $4,440 and $3,840. The
gems will be sold November 21.
Properties which it has been decided
to sell include in addition to the
Florida lumber property 30,000 acres
of coal land in Illinois and these New
York and New Jersey concerns:
Dr. #Jaeger Sanitary Woolen System
Company, the chicory plant of Hein?
rich Franck & Sons, Didier, March &
Co., manufacturers of gas retorts;
Schaeffer & Budenburg Manufacturing
Company, engineering instruments,
Brooklyn; Gerhard & Hey, freight for?
warders. New York; Ernst Gideon Bek
Manufacturing Company, jewelry, New?
ark and New York; Rossie Velvet Com?
pany, New York.
Gerstendorffer Brothers, manufac?
turers of colors, New York; Goetz
Gasket & Packing Company, Now
Brunswick; Chaftes Hellmuth, print?
ers' ink. New York; Riedel & Co.,
drugs, New York; American Storage
Company, New York; Audiger & Meyer
Silk Company, Paterson; Golde Patent
Company, automobile tops, New York;
International Hide & Skin Company,
New York; General Ceramics Company,
Keasby, N. J.; Eisemann Magneto Com?
Important Imperative Sale?
By Order of
Executor* and Private Owner*
ON FREE VIEW TO-MORROW
9 A. M. Until 6 P. M.
Antique, American, English and
French Silver, Gold and Silver Snuff
Boxes, Bronzes and Old China
Mr. George Osborne Rudkin
A Collection of Watche*
Mrs. Franklin Bartlett
Valuable Modern Silver
The I'roperty of
Mr. H. S. Manning
TO BE SOLD
AT UNRESTRICTED PUBLIC SAMC
Thursday Afternoon Next?Noy. 14,
at 2:30 o'CIock
Catalogar Malled to applicants on receipt
of Fifty Cent?.
An Extensive Gathering of
Private Property of
Mrs. Frederick S. Coolidge
Eatate of the late
Estate of the late
Other estate* and private owner?
i Colonial, Empire, French and other
Furniture, Persian and other Orien?
tal Rugs and Carpets, Silver, Gilt
Bronze Garnitures, Old Persian,
Rhodian and Spanish Faience, Old
Majolica, Fine Table China and
Glassware, Fine Bed and Table Linen
and Laces, Marble Statuary, Oriental
Ivory Carvings, Brocade Hanging*
and other Object* of Utility and
TO BE SOLD AT
UNRESTRICTED PUBLIC SALE
On Friday and Saturday Afternoons
Next, Nov. 15th and 16th,
at 2:30 o'clock
*?* Catalogue moiled on receipt
of Fifty Cents.
ON FREE PUBLIC VIET?, NOV. lStn
The Very Extensive
OF THE LATE
TO BE SOLD BY ORDER OF THE
EXECUTORS AT UNRESTRICTED
On the Afternoons and Evenings of
November 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st
Comprising: A notable gathering of
Fine Art Publication? relative to the
Masters of Painting and Engraving*?
Galleries, , Museums and Private Col*
lections; Works on Architecture, Or?
namentation and various branches of
the Useful Arts; an Important Collec?
tion of Colored-Plate and Costume
Books; Rare Americana; Illustrated
Books of Travel; Standard Sets; First
Editions; Press Publications; Carica*
tures, Etchings and other Prints.
??? Ottaloarae mail??! to applicant* on
receipt at Fifty Centn.
The Satos Will Be Cotidnefed by
MR. THOMAS E. KIRBT
and his Assistants,
Mr. Otto Bernct and Mr. H. H. Parke
AMERICAN ART ASSOCIATION,
2. 4 and ? E?v>t 2Sd St.. MtwUses So. So.
How I Added
To My Life
//T GUESS I am what you would call the average man. Forty years old?earn
I ing a pretty good salary?a wife a nd two children. And I just can't afford
JL to get sick. My family needs me?my business needs me?and I need myself.
"I want to live to be seventy, anyway, but I don't want to live that long if it
means years of ill-health and premature decline. I want to be strong and healthy
and happy for years and years, for only then can I get the most out of life and do
my best work.
"I haven't been sick in bed for fifteen years, so you see I'm not a health fanatic.
I've been so busy in the work-a-day world of business that I haven't given much
thought to my health. If I felt good one day and bad the next, I accepted it as a
matter of course. Sometimes I may have wondered why I should have a headache,
or why I couldn't work as hard as in t he old days, but by that time the headache
had vanished and I forgot all about it until the next time.
"But a little while ago a friend of mine, a fine, generous-hearted fellow, and a
famous athlete in his day, caught cold somehow ?pneumonia developed ? there
was a weakness of the heart or something?and in four days he was gone.
"I tell you it set me thinking. Here was a man who thought he was in good
health?who hadn't been sick within my recollection?and yet whose system had
become so weakened through the strain of hard work and middle-age that he had
nothing in reserve when the crisis came. It was indeed tragic. It reminded me of
the following statement by the Commissioner of Health of a great Eastern State:?
Safety in Periodic Examinations
" 'All of us who have reached middle life are shocked from time to
time by reading in the papers that some one whom we knew well?
always one at or beyond middle life?and whom we supposed to be in
good health, has died suddenly or after a few hours' illness of acute
indigestion or heart disease or apoplexy.
" 'The individual had apparently been well until illness came. But
such was not the case. Chronic, disease had long been slowly progress?
ing, and was not discovered because it had produced few or no symp?
toms, and therefore a physician had not been consulted.
" 'The diseases of later life are for the most part not germ diseases,
but are those due to th? wearing out of the body, and particularly to
the wearing out of the heart, and blood vessels and kidneys?those
organs which never have complete rest, but must always be working
while life continues.
" 'There is one method of early detection and prevention : namely,
to have a complete physical examination every year from childhood on
and during apparent perfect health, by a thoroughly competent and
experienced physician. Then the early development of disease may
be detected and measures taken to prevent its extension.' "
"All of this, as you might well imagin e, made a great impression on me, and
I determined to undergo a thorough physical examination just as soon as 1 could,
whether I felt particularly sick at that p articular moment or not. But the next
day something happened in the office that required all my attention?I put off
the examination that day and the next--and eventually forgot all about it.
Taft Among Founders
''More recently, however, I was reading a magazine article by Cleveland Moffett.
He mentioned the Life Extension Institute ?told how it was founded by ex-President
Taft, Professor Irving Fisher, of Yale, and other forward-looking men to conserve
the health of the Nation and make life better worth the living. That very day I
wrote to the Life Extension Institute and made arrangements for a thorough
"And such an examination as it was ! I have never had anything like it in all
my life. Life insurance examinations? Why, they can't be compared with it! The
Institute didn't miss a single part of me. They tested my heart, lungs, kidneys,
stomach, liver, abdominal organs, and general bodily condition?took my blood
pressure and made a microscopic examination of my blood?tested my eyes?ex?
amined my teeth?searched for traces of hereditary diseases?delved into my
daily living habits?literally made a map of my body and my entire life.
"I tell you frankly that that examination has added ten years to my life.
I now know the dangers of middle age, but I am facing them neither blindly nor
with fear. I know where my body is st rong and where it is weak. I know the
hidden dangers and the rocks, and my ship will never go to pieces from diseases
that I know nothing of.
"More than 100,000 men, women and children in all parts of the United
States have already been examined by the Institute and have received its guid?
ance and instructions.
"I am writing this to you because I think it is something you ought to know. I
am as much opposed to fads and quacks as any man who ever lived, and you
couldn't get me to undertake some nonsensical system for a million dollars. But
I see the value of periodic health examinations.
Staff of 5000 Physicims
"The Life Extension Institute has its main office in New York, a branch off ice
in Chicago, and a staff of 5000 physicians in all parts of the country. These phy?
sicians are instructed in the Institute's standardized methods of examination.
Back of the scientific policy of the Institute is the advice and counsel of the
Hygiene Reference Board. You couldn't assemble such advice in years under
any other conditions.
"These men are behind the Life Extension Institute because they believe in
it?because it was organized on a broad humanitarian basis?because two-thirds
of the profits are set aside for health propaganda of a national scope. That is
one reason why the cost of the Institute's service is so low. For a very moderate
sum you get a thorough physical examination?three additional urinalyses at in?
tervals of three months?hygienic guidance and instructions?Keep-Well Bulle?
tins?monthly health journals?gratuitous advice on any questions you may
choose to ask about personal hygiene.
"Examinations of subscribers who live in New York and vicinity are made at
the main office of the Institute, 25 W. 45th St.?on appointment by telephone or
letter?between the hours of 9 A. M. and 5 P. M.
"Visitors are always welcome at th e office of the Institute. An opportunity
is thus afforded to learn of the work of the Institute and what membership
means to you personally. Women physi cians are available at the main office for
women members who prefer them.
"It is a great thing. You may realize it even as I did, and yet keep putting
it off from day to day. But my advice to you is?don't wait. Another six
months?a year perhaps?and in my case it would have been too late. I would
not be writing this message to you today. So right now?while this good thought
is in your mind?cut out the coupon printed below and send it in. You will never
WILLIAM H. TAFT
Chairman. Board of Directors
Professor IRVING FISHER, of Yale
Chairman, Hygiene Reference Board
HAROLD A. LEY
JAMES D. LENNEHAN
Hon. Wm. H. Taft Irving Fisher
Henry H. Bowman Eugene Lyman Fisk
Arthur W. Eaton Harold A. Ley
Robert W. deForest Charles H. Sabin
The Life Extension Institute has a Hygiene Refere nee Board of 100 leading scientific men, including the
Surgeon-General of the Army and Navy, and U. S. Public Health Service; several ex-Pn-sidcnts of the
American Medical Association; Commissioners of Public Health, and others interested in th? public
welfare. A complete list will be mailed on application.
Among the many prominent butines* houses that have asked the Life Extension Institute to examine
their vital, important employees are the Guaranty Trust Company, New York; Eaton Crane Sc Pike.
Co., Pittsfield, Mass.; Union Tank Line Co., New York; Strathmore Paper Co., Mittinea'gtie Mat* The
Standard Oil Company of New York has chosen the Institute to examine the men they have 'selected for
important work abroad. Foreign representatives of the American Red Cross, the. Y. M. C. A Y W
C. A. and the Knights of Columbus have been examined by the Institute.
SEND IN THIS COUPON FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
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