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Probation and Protective
Association Holds Its
Annual Meeting to
The annual meeting of the New York
Probation and Protective Association
was held at the Cosmopolitan Club,
135 East Fortieth Street, Wednesday
afternoon. George W. Alger, presi?
dent, Mrs. Frank A. Vanderlip, chair?
man of the Educational Committee,
Miss Maude E. Miner, secretary and
Mrs. 1 rancis Rogers, chairman of
pubheity spoke on the activities of the
association during 1919. This included
the care of 2,624 girls, investigation
visits for 9,425 cases, and 10,000 letters
sent out The attendance at the Girls*
Service Club and Yorkville Club was
29,000 girls during the year.
t was announced that a series of
"75 minute meetings" will take place in
the homes of Mrs. Ernesto G. Fabbri,
Mrs. Charles B. Alexander and Mrs.
Vincent Astor, during the month of
January. A gala concert at Carnegie
Hall, January 13 and an operetta in
which thirty of the season's debftantes
will appear during the last two weeks
in January are among the features of
the campaign to raise $275,000 for the
extension of the work of Waverly
House and the Girls* Protective League.
Two entertainments were given last
week by the Athens Club, of which
Mrs. Katherine A. Martin, is president,
in the Waldorf-Astoria. The dinner
and dance on Friday evening in tho
Solarium was under the chairmanshlp
of Mrs. Frank Brewster and Mrs. An
drew J. Hamilton. Among the honor
guests were Bishop and Mrs. Charles
S. Burch, Rev. Dr. Robert B. Clark,
chaplain of the club, and Mrs. Clark;
Colonel Harry D. Lockwood, M. Mar
goe de Abreu Count Reginald Ward,
Lady Clifton Robinson, and Colonel
Mme. Tagliavia, president of the
Beethoven Society, entertainetf a table
of twenty guests.
On Thursday, a reeeption, luncheon
and programme were held ln the
Astor gallery. Mrs. Charles O. Brax
mar, was chairman of the day. Mrs.
Charles F. Lembke, was chairman of
the reeeption, and Mrs. George W.
Beckel, president's aid. Mrs. Albern
W. Williams, was chairman of lunch?
eon, assisted by Miss Lillian Williams
and Mrs. Howard H. Peterson. The
principal guests were Mrs. George M.
Clyde, Mrs. Inslee, Mme. Tagliavia,
Mrs. Edith Totten and Alfred E. Hen
derson. "Women and the World
Federation," was the subject of an ad?
dress by Mrs. Florence Guertin Tuttle.
Dr. R. J. Y. Pierce, spoke on "The
Amplified Life." Russian folk songs
were sung by Sergei Adamsky, tenor,
and violin solos played by Miss Maude
Farrar. Miss Edna Sheppard and Mrs.
F. Schenck played accompaniments.
The Manhattan Matinee Club, Mrs.
Jessie Emerson Moffat president, will
give an evening theater party Tues?
day, to see "Wedding Bells'' at the
Harris Theater. A supper and dance
will follow at the Hotel Cumberland.
Members recently elected include
Mesdames George W. Weir, Samuel
Cannon, Frank Bostwick, J. L. Hunt,
T. J. Carlon, J. H^Dally, C. J. Doell,
J.DeCaney, M. S. Dougherty, Emma Kip
Edwards, J. B. Fiake, Thomas Glbson,
P. C. Hall, H. W. Maynard, W. B. Mus
Humor and Pathos
Bared by Census
A Son Killed in War; Lonli
ness of Old Age; Sordid
ness of Tenements?All
Are Revealed in Detail
The rapping of the census enumera?
tors on the doors of Greater New York
continued last week, and as the count
went on, the response came more
easily. Even the foreign-born least
versed in English seemed to realize
that the Government had things in
hand and that the wholesale conscrip
tion of simple domestic facts was part
of the business of the day. Less hosti
lity was encountered than on the first
day or two, and in many cases the
doors were figuratively on the latch,
pending the arrival of the census
Considerable headway was made in
the square blocks assigned to each. A
Chinese interpreter was sent out from
headquarters at 461 Eight Avenue, to
cope with the questionnaire in the
hands of his follow-countrymen. The
number of names taken by each enuroe
rator ranged from one to two hundred.
nder the direction of Miss Marion Lee
Bishop, Girl Scouts co-operated with
thc census takers in the foreign
colonies of the Bronx, Williamsburg,
Brownsville and the lower East Side.
Wash Day Situation
Consider the situation on wash day.
Far along West Forty-third Street,
wher6 Mrs. Mary Kelly breezed in and
out with her interrogatory sheet and
her fountain pen, boilers full of clothes
bubbled on every Btove. Soap sudsy
gesticulated in trying to supplement the
sketchy English of the German and
Swedish-born. It is safe to say that the
weekly wash was seriously retarded in
thousands of homes, while mothers tried
to give an intelligent account of their
households and all the members thereof.
Where there were ten children it was
somewhat hard" to classify them all cor
rectly, and Jimmy's age got hopelessly
m:xcd up with Mary's. Some mothers
did not thmk infants in arms mattered
in the taking of the census; others
tnought that even the cat's ancestry had
to go down on the big white sheet con
tairnng so many secrets.
The children themselves were an Im
mense help. Their English was better
than that of their parenti?. Many
showed a passionate eagerness to tell
their vuitors the sum of their tender
years. The one question feared and
dreaded by thc woman over thirty was
a source of cndless delight to the little
ones. Also, the fact that thoy were
Amencan-born. They shouted out this
piece of Information before the enumer
ator got across thc threshold. That is
to say, such of them as realized what
8?me Resigned to Task
There were nombers who opened the
door and permitted the invasion of the
enumerator wjth the resigned air of
people who are continually acquescing
without quite knowing why. Vague sus
picions Jurked in the eyes of an occa
sionat Slav or German. A barrage of
ohstility greeted the viaitor in some
quarters ,until she made her miasion
There were humorou* moments and
much pathos in the revelation of family
At times the simple que?tions touched
a tender spot?* son killed in the war;
the blindaess of an aged man; the lone
liness ot old age; the wordidness of life
in th* eheap tenement; a woman ?f
t?event!y worn to skin and bone over the
wash board; the cold that penetrated at
every craek; the ehivering poverty that
i? nrnnb to its own misery,
Intlmate History Revealed
r>?Hr1ng fnto the irotimate history of
th* citizen is a dclicsto, mattcr, requir
Mrs, Walter Comly
President of Daughters of Penn
sylvania, who are to honor officers of
State "Federation of Women's Clubs.
sen, H. H. Snedeker, E. L. Leigh, J. W.
Turtle, M. F. Thummel, D. D. Williams,
T. M. Sweeney, C. E. Sefton, J. V. Shog
land, Charles Seigman, Lowell Mason,
W. L. Mann, T. M. Macey, E. B. Miller,
H. M. Noble and G. U. Payne.
The Beethoven Society, Mme. Ai'da
Tanlni-TagHavia president, held the
third afternoon musicale and dance
yesterday afternoon, in the ballroom
of the Plaza Hotel. A large audience
heard the program given by Miss Mary
Duncan, soprano; Mrs. Grace Nott, so
prano; Harvey Hindermyer, tenor, and
Edwin Grasse, violinist. Harold Os?
born Smith was the accompanist.
Thursday afternoon the choral mem?
bers of the society held a social tea
and informal musicale at the home of
Mrs. J. H. Schroth, at Palisades, N. J.
The hostesses were Mesdames E. J.
Moneuse, J. A. Marcus, James Stewart
and George Roedels. The second after?
noon card party will be held Friday,
January 23, in the ballroom of the
Plaza. A donation will be given to the
Milk Fund. The chairmen are Mrs. J.
W. Lawrence and Mrs. Walker Levett.
Mme.' Tagliavia will entertain the
board of directors at tea next Friday
afternoon, following a meeting at her
The Harlem Philharmonic Society,
Mrs. C. Victor Twiss president, wiill
give its annual breakfast Thursday in
the grand ballroom of the Waldorf
Astoria. Mme. Florence Easton, of the
Metropolitan Opera Company, will give
the program, and the club will enter?
tain as guests of honor Mrs. Harry
Lilly, president of the Federation of
Women's Clubs. Mrs. Leonard Hill,
ing tact and a measure of finesse. Inso
far as possible enumerators have been
chosen to cover the districts'in which
they live, so that they may approach
their neighbors with sympathy and un
derstanding. The interest of their
work hinges largely on locality. Their
interrogation was miply and expedi
tiously <sarried on in the more prosper
ous districts. But the enumerator who
had her hands ull was she who had to
meet the foreign-born in their own
homes, break down any barriers of sus
picion that might have been raised and
make what she could of their indierent
English. The onus ?f answering ques?
tions fell chiefly on the mothers, and
many of them did not know where theri
husbands were burn or whether their
husbands' parents were American or
Writer - Traveler
Starts Search for
Harry de Windt Here on His
Way to Tiburon Island in
the Gulf of California;
Noted Flier With Him
Harry de Windt, F. R, G. S., journal
ist-traveler, who in 1901 traveled from
Paris to New York "by land" via Si?
beria, Behring Straits and Alaska, is
in this country on his way to the Island
of Tiburon in the Gulf of California,
said to be inhabited by "white canni
bala," in search of radium.
Mr. de Windt, who arrived here a few
days ago and is stopping at the Hotel
SJm 1Pmusaid.that associated with him
will be Captain Mackenzie Grieve, who
attempted the Atlantic flight with Harry
Hawker; two mining engineers, and An
ton Gibbon, nephew of President Car
ranza, of Mexico.
He said that Tiburon, which is forty
miles from the city of Guaymas and
three days' travel from Los Angeles, is
^tX,^n H'Wttc.ry.and that the Mexican ,
government has given him a ycar's con
I cession to expioit it "for all it's worth."
i Many expeditions have been made to
Tiburon according to Mr. de Windt,
jbut all have resulted disastrously
About seven years ago, he said, three
prospectors went there, hoping to find
copper, but finding none and harried
conatantly by the natives, departed
with a few specimens of black rock
through which green streaks ran.
When they reached Guaymas they
went to a mineralogist and showed
him this curious looking rock. On ex
amining the specimens this mineral?
ogist is reported to have aaid, "Why
this is pitchblend."
Pitchblend, as Mr. de Windt pointed
out, is a rare mineral, and from it ia
made radium. The present market
price of radium an ounce is approxi
mately $2,250,000, according to Mr. de
Windt. He will be aatiafied if he finds
only a few ounces.
The expedition, however, is not as
e??y as it aounds, because Mr. de
windt says that of the twenty expedi
tiona that have been made to Tiburon
few men have returned alive. He said
that the population is roughly esti
mated at 2,000 and is v/hite. The pre?:
ence of these curious white, blue-eycd
people is explained only by the fact
that they are descendcd from Dutch
and Swediah sailors who were forced to
aettle there two hundred yeara ago
He explained that the Mexican gov?
ernment had promiaed him fifty sol
diera, and with their aid he "hopes
everything will go all right." He an?
nounced, too, that he is carrying on
negotiationa with a large film producer
to send photographera along with him
to take picturea of these '"white can
nibaln" and that he haa every reaaon
to believe that the deal wilj go
Ht expecta to return in aixg montha.
f i -
Beethoven Society Holds
Third Afternoon Musi*
col and Dance at
President of the Criterion Club; Mrs.
William R. Chapman, president of the
Rubenstein Club; Mrs. Cora Wells
Trow, president of the Post Parlifi
ment,- and Mrs. Lewis Rawston, of the
Rainy Day Club.
The Women's Municipal League of the
City of New York is joining in the
thrift work v/hich is being started
from Federal sources. Committees of
the league which met last week were
those on streets and transit, courts and
prisons and foods and markets. Those
that will meet this week are city gov?
ernment, Tuesday at 11 a. m.: public
charities, Tuesday at 10:30 a. m.; pub?
lic health, Wednesday at 11 a. m., ahd
the first meeting of the civic art com?
mittee will be held to-morrow after?
noon at 2:30 o'clock. This meeting
will be addressed by Andrew Thomas".
The Bryn Mawr Club will give a
dinner Thursday evening, January 15,
at its home, 137 East Fortieth Street.
Miss Helen Taft, acting president of
the club, will be the only formal
The Daughters of Pennsylvania in
New York, Mrs. Walter S. Comly, presi?
dent, will have a meeting on Tuesday
afternoon in the East Room of the Wal
dorf-Astoria. The guests of honor will
be the officers of the New York State
Federation of Women's Clubs and Dr.
and Mrs. Royal Copeland. Mrs. Al
phonse G. Koeble, the chairman of the
day, will present a program of music
and addressea, which will include a
talk by' Dr. Copeland. Miss Beatrice
Miller will give Bohemian folksongs
and other vocal numbers, there will
be piano selections by Mrs. Edith Alice
Wood Austin, and papers will be read
by Mrs. E. Newman on history and on
current events by Mrs. E. L. Heydecker.
There will be dramaloguea by Faith
von Valkenburgh Villas, accompanied
by Miss Laura Platt.
The annual reeeption and dance of
the Ladies' Auxiliary of St. Vincent's
Hospital will take place in the large
ballroom of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel
next Friday evening. Boxes have been
taken by MrB. De Lancey Kane, Mrs.
Thomas H. Kelly, Countess de Laugier
Villars, Mrs. Joaeph Slevin, Dr. and
Mra. C. J. MacGuire, Dn and Mrs. J.
M. Ferrer, Dr. E. Fahnestock, Clarence
Mackay, John D. Ryan, William Iselin,
Dr. George D. Stewart, Mrs. A. J. Gar
dier, Mrs. C. Gallagher, Mrs. Nicholas
Brady, Mrs. A. J. Johnson, Mrs. McEn
tyre, Mrs. F. B. Hoffman, Mrs. John F.
Galvin, Mrs. Loewell, Mr. and Mrs.
Westergren, Dr. Charles Nammack, Dr.
and Mrs. Peter Murray, Peter McDon
nell and Mr. and Mrs. J. M. O'Connor.
Officers of the Ladies' Auxiliary are:
President, Mra. De Lancey Kane; first,
vice-president, Mrs. Thomas H. Kelly;
second vice-president, Countess de
Laugier-Villars; third vice-president,
Mra. Thomas Slevin, jr.; fourth vice
president, Misa Teresa R. O'Donoghue;
treasurer, Mra. Constantine MacGuire;
recording secretary, Miss Caroline Lin
herr; corresponding secretary, Miss
Teresa G. Harrison.
Millions in Army
And Navy Service
Report of War Camp Com
munity Shows How the
Soldiers and Sailors Were
Taken Care of in This City
Millions of soldiers and sailors were
cared for by the people of New York
during and after the war, according
to the report of the New York War
Camp Community Service, under whose
leadership this work was organized and
carried out. Under the title "What
New York Did for Fighting Men," this
report waa made public yesterday.
While other war-inspired organiza
tiona looked after the physical and
moral welfare of the men in France,
Belgium and England, the War Camp
Community Service, organized under
the War and Navy Department on
Training Camp Activities, confined its
efforta to maintaining morale in the
cities near the army camps and naval
stations. Because of the hundreds of
thouaands of service men constantly
passing through New York, this cityrB
branch of the national organization
assumed a size far greater than that
of any other seetion.
Facts presented in a summary pre
pared by Rowland Haynes, directo? of
the New York War Camp, are as fol
wInrit?ec.twcnty month8 in which the
W. C. C. S. was working on the problem
ot sleeping accommodations for men
on leaye, there were only two nights
when the organization waa unable to
meet the demands put upon it. There
have been 715,298 sleeping accommoda?
tions issued to the men, the usual price
for which has been 25 cents
.More than 266,000 attended dances
given by the Social Department? the
Saturday night dancea having an at?
tendance of from 1,000 to 4,000. More
than 300,000 attended the free Sunday
Th!rw0n *heat?cal entertainments
The War Camp iaaued 93,051 dsbbm
inuniSrm V"1^ ??ow. tHX
in uniform. There were 113,379 tickets
to amusements at Coney Island
War Camp acted as clearinir house
for invitations to the men for home
fun3n6rhom?nH.Thank8?ivine C fi
esJLi101".* dln.ne? were provided.
Sightseemg buses operated by the
K towT* Carn6d 39'578 men ?>?nd
There have been more than sixtv
clubs rendering service to the men
furnish.ng reading and writing rooms'
CS!LrtCeS f0r. parcels' ??te?n?
than 3 067flr7rmS of ?U8ement- More
ShTciufStiTrtook advanta*e of
VnYJ^w dei"obilization set in, the New
York War Camp turned its attention
to the wounded men. Pershing House
in Gramercy Park, has been a home for
all the conva escents, and a special
bureau auccceded in placing scores of
recuperating men in country homes
In conclusion Mr. Haynes says: "One
hnl <uhaPPlMt re8ult? of the war has
been the changed attitudc which thou
sandsof these service men who have
passed through this great metropolis
have taken to this city becauae of its
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Horseshoes as Luck Symbols
The superstitioua uae of horseshoes
as cmblemn of good luck originated in
Knglnnd about the middle of the eeven
Observatory lOOYears Old
It is ju.Ht ono hundred years since
the famous Royal Observutory near
Cape Town was jBatablished.
Every Station on the
Eaat and West Side Sub
way Lines is an Entrance
to A. 9t S. Private Sub
way Entrance for a 5c
As a Great Aid toEconomy in Spring Dressmaking, We Present
The January Sale of SILKS
With More Than 25,000 Yards of the Favorite Silks
For the Coming Season, at Much Below Usual Prices Today
LANNING a Silk Sale nowadays has its difficulties. The silk indus
due primarily to higher wages and lessened output on the* part of wor
But these A. & S. January Silk Sales are eagerly-expected events, and
a fixture in our Store calendar. We did not propose to be thwarted in our '
plans, or to disappoint our customers.
So, with the exception of two fine, though limited lots of silks which
we were able to buy below the mill's usual price,. all the silks in the sale?
seventeen splendid lots?come from our orvn stocks. The saving, to you,
try, like so many others, is suffering from the malady of under-production,
kers and higher cost of raw materials. Surplus stocks at the mills are prac
is just the difference between our regular prices and Monday *s price. Just
an example in subtraction.
The list contains the silks that will be most largely in demand for
Spring and Summer costumes?Satin for now, taffeta and foulard for later.
All are of standard A. & S. qualities?you can rely on them. Beginning
10,000 Yards of Colored Dress Satin, Our $3.25 Quality, $2.79 Yard
In over thirty-five of the best shades of the season, including plenty of navy blue?the favorite. A fine, all-silk quality, 36 inches wide.
Navy Blue Dress Taffeta,
35-Inch $3.69 Gradie
Ordered in, in anticipation of our Spring order, for the sale. In three
handsome shades of navy blue.
Crepe Chiffon /h-g /j/\ \r j
Regularly $1.98 JpIaOtJ I SLYCL
40 inches wide; a close rival to Georgette; all-silk, in desirable shades
"Made in America" Black Taffeta
39-in., $1.98 yd., regularly $2.89 | 35-in., $2.19 yd., regularly $2.59
The Splendid A. & S. "Made in America"
Black Dress Satins
Made especially for us, all-silk; with our name woven in the selvage,
and especially priced for this sale:
39-in., $2,75 yd., regularly $3.69 | 39-in., $3.49 yd., regularM$4M9
39-in., $3.25 yd., regularly $3.98 | 39-in., $3.29 yd., regularly $4.19
35-in., $2.98 yd., regularly $3.69
Printed Foulard Silk
Of $3.39 Grade
Another anticipation of Spring orders; handsome 1920 designs in
variety, on navy blue, black, Copenhagen, brown, etc, backgrounds.
Black Chiffon Velvet
Our regular price is most reasonable, for this velvet from a famous
maker. 40 inches wide; black only.
French Black Taffeta
From Lyons; a famous make; 35 inches wide, $2.98 yd., reg. $3.69
Other Fashionable Black Silks
Black Suede Satin.40-inch.$3.98 yard; regularly $4.98
Black Charmeuse .40-inch. 4.25 yard; regularly 4.98
Back Crepe de Ch.ne.40-inch. 2.98 yard; reiularly 3.98
Black Costume Satin.54-inch. 4.25 yard; regularly 4.98
Back Costume Satin.54-inch. 5.25 yard; re|ularly 5.98
Black Dress Satin.40-inch. 3.25 yard; regularly 4.69
(The last item at this loiv price because of slight
irregularities in iveave, which do not affect the ivear.)
Street floor, West Building.
To Allow for an Early Start on Spring Furnishing, Here Is the
January Sale of China and Glass
With Rich Offerings of Dinner Ware, Fancy China,
Cut and Table Glass, and Clocks, at 10 to 50% Reductions
U /CLEARANCE" rightly, because the whole splendid collection that will be sold at these low prices comes from our own stocks
3,000 Dinner Sets?American and English porcelain, French and Japanese
china. m sets of 25, 32, 50, 52 and 100 pieces, and dozens of pretty decorations.
$5,000 north of Light-cut Glassvxtre?mostly table services.
5,800 pieces of Table Glassrvare?in pretty needle-etched patterns.
2,000 pieces of Fancy China.
A Close-out of Theodore Haviland China?in two effective patterns of dinnerware.
It ? a notable event for home furnishers, both in the desirability of the wares and the lowness of the prices. Quantities being in many cases limited, prompt action is desirable.
i . $f5.'000 ^?rth. ?J Cut Class?the greater portion of it on the old, clear-ringing
lead blanks, and m rich cuttings.
The Great Array of Dinner Sets at Clearance Prices
$22.50 from $27.50
can Porcelain Din?
$15.50 from $18.98
$24.50 from $29.75
can Porcelain Din?
$8.89 from $12.98
pattern Dinner Sets.
$6.89 from $9.89
42 - piece Ameri?
can Porcelain Din?
$19.98 from $2750
Handsome Cut Glass Specials
Reduced for This Sale
A remarkable group of Cut Glass which has been in our regular atock.
Fruit Bowls, $5.98 from $7.98
9-inch bowl and 6-inch compote
Three-Footed Rose Bowls,
$4.95 from $5.98
Ice Cream Trays
$3.98 from $4.98
14 inches long.
Flower Vases, $2.98 from $4.49
10 inches tall.
$6.98 from $12.98
Footed Fruit Bowls
$3.98 from $5.75
Other Pieces of Cut Glass Reduced
8-inch Fruit Bowls. . .
14-inch Flower Vates
12-inch Square Vasfes
Oval Orange Bowls.,
Bon Bon Dishes. 1
Mayonnaise Sets. 4.98
Salt and Pepper Shakers .49
Colonial Cut Ind. Salta. .25
Cut Glass Ind. Salts. . . .59
Water Pitchers. 4.49
Olive Dishes. 2.19
American "Blue Bird" Porcelain
In separate pieces; it has been a long time since we could offer
this open stock complete.
Individual Butter Plates. 7C
Bread and Butter Plates.15c
Dinner Plates (large size).32c
Soup Plates . 24c
Tea Cups and Saucers.35c
Coffee Cups and Saucers . . 39c
at .. .
at .. .
Vegetable Dishes, round,
Covered Butter Dish.$1.29
Pitchers.59c. and 75c
39c, 69c. and $1.12 each
Extra Special Offerings in Fancy China
Imported China Tea Cups and Saucers. Regularly
Fneproof Brown and White 7-inch Casaerole \\\.\\\. A\c
4-piece Yellow Mixing Bowl Sets. . 2?
English Rockmgham Teapots, decorated. .ll'S
pie?f. Xe.llow M?i"? fiowl Sets
eese and Cracker Dishes..'.'.] .'$M9
piece Japanese China Tea Sets, per set
Deliveries During the Week
Subway Floor. Ontiml Batiatn*