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title: 'The St. Louis Republic. (St. Louis, Mo.) 1888-1919, July 26, 1903, PART II, Image 15',
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EW YORK VACATION SCHOOL PUPILS' HANDIWORK WILL
BE NOTABLE EDUCATION EXHIBIT AT WORLD'S FAIR.
How Eastern Boards of Education Spend Thousands Every Summer in Educating and
Amusing Children of the Very Poor.
With every purchase of S1.C0 made in
any of our departments Jlonil.iv we will
give free one main-gate admission ticket
io the Centnl Trades ami I.abo: Cnion's
Carnival held this week at Han.llan's
Park. Grand and I.arlcde Aves. These tick
ets will be honored only on "FAMOUS NIGHT." Wednesday, July 19th. It'll
be a great show everybody is go:ng don't mis it.
Tiiii likr ubLlJ: uIn-DA-I. "j
t I JBSBB a
II IIROAim'W AMI IIIIKRt.N. -fl
ADMISSION TICKETS TO THE LABOR. CARNIVAL. 1 1
JTBIITEX FOR THE SUNDAY REPUBLIC.
The work of the vacation schools ami
playgrounds has become such an Important
factor In the education of the youth ot New
York City that the Board of Superintend
ents, which body has control of education,
has decided to use the major portion of the
Jlt.000 that has been appropriated for the
Louisiana Purchase Kxposlllon In preparing
an exhibit of the work done bv the boys
and clrls during the summer In these
At the Paris Exposition a superintendent
of schools lectured on the educational sys-
a, tern, uslnc stereoptlcon views, and this was
o successful at that time that It will. In
all probability, bo used again, although
nothing definite has as yet been decided
upon, as It Is the desire of the city author
ities to -make their exhibit conform with
the, rest of the State. J
At the present time there are sixty vaca
tion schools. 110 playgrounds, eleven evening
play centers and twenty baths, all under the
Jurisdiction of the Department of Educa
tion. Several hundred thousand dollars are
spent on this branch every year. 1
Perhapi the most important division are
the vacation schools, which are located la"
the regular schoolhouses.
"Principals of them are teachers holdlns
licenses to manage schools, but rot as yet
appointed to such positions in the resular
day FChoolsThe sessions last from 5 in
the morning until noon hour and continue
about six weeks.
At the end ot the term the pupil i vllt
n?ar-by summer resorts, where they enlov
themselves to their hearis'.ccntent.. N
Sewing, coo'klhg and millinery are taught
to the girls, while the boys are engaged in
Ironwork, carpenttry and mechanical and
' fice-hand drawing.
TEACHER FOR EACH SUBJECT.
O. There is a teacher for each of these sub
jects in each acbcol. while there is a su
pervisor whoso duty is to regulate the
work inall the schools of the system.
In the woodwork department the boys
make towl and book racks, bootjack?,
inkstands, footstools and brackets.
The amateur Ironworkers design aid
make easels, candlesticks, chairs, brackets
and candelabra of five lights. Same girls
learn how to make griddle cakes, mufilns.
crullers, apple cake, short cake and cod
fish balls, while others spend their .time
making garments and hats for Infants and
Work In these various branches will be
on exhibition at the Fair, and visitors will
marvel at the wondtrful ingenuity and skill
of. the young artisans of New York City,
irost of whom live in stuffy tenements and
who knew nothing of the subjects taught
until they went to summer school.
The most Interesting phase to the public
and the most enjoyable to the joungsters
is the playgrounds, which are open from 1
till half past 5.
It Is to be regretted that one of these
r creation centers cannot be placed on ex
hibition at the Fair, but the visitors will
have to be content with pictures of these
jcungslers. several of which are shown.
To ghe the reader a better Idea of what
they are like. I will briefly describe one
locajed in the heart of the tenement district
of the city, hlierc most of the boys have
to go at an early age and earn their living
by selling papers and shining shoes.
At 1 o'clock, the Lo..s and-Kiila are about
the sate clamoring lor admission.
The whistles In the near-by factories are
summoning the men and girls to work;
many a dust-covered and hard-working
father kisses his boy or girl and then runs
cir to work; many a girl of tender years
looks, wistfully at her more fortunate sis
ter who can play for the afternoon, while
she has to toll In order to help support the
BOYS FORM IN LINE
When the door is opened the boys are
formed in three lines accordlns to size and
a teacher Is placed In charge of each. line.
The boys march and countermarch, exe
cuting all kinds of fancy movements. Then
they gather under a large tent, which is
something like these used at revival meet
ings, and sing the national anthem. After
this formal part of the programme is over
volunteer artists are called for. and no one
has yet known an East Side youngster to
be backward in coming forward. All tho
ragtime and popular songs are Ming by
these volunteers, the youngsters joining In
As soon as the exercises are oer the boys
make a rush for the gymnastic apparatus,
while the girls dash for the swings. The
little tots are given palls and shovels and
they gather in o:vi corner of the lot. where
they build houses or whateve'r else their
In another corner is a group of yougsters
gathered about a teacher, who is telling
them a fairy tals about Hallowe'en. "
After the story has been told one dirty
faced and ragged urchin remarks: "Gee!
I wish I had a nickel. If I did I'd blow her
off to an ice cream soda."
There Is also a group of boys playing a
It is s-urpriting to see the number ot
youngsters who &ie anxious to play when
tho teacher is In the game, but .as soon as
that dignitary leaves the game It Is broken
The boy who lias the dirtiest hands and
face is generally the one who wants to bo
next the teacher, and. somehow or other, he
gets there: for the more dirt, the greater
the supremacy in the pugilistic line.
SWIMMING INSTRUCTORS EMPLOYED.
At the taths teachers are appointed to
ins-truct youngsters how to swim. This
course is divided into four parts. In the
i first lesions thi children are taught the
rroper strokes. Then they ate pl.-.ced on
canvas that Is on the surface of the water.
and they practice the strokes.
After becoming familiar with both leg
and arm movements, the youngsters are
glvtn life preservers and permitted to go
In the water, which is three and one-h.i'f
to four feet deep. At the end ot the vaci
tion. if a boy or girl Is aMe to swim around
the bath, which is forty or more feet square,
he or she is given a diploma.
In each bath there are seventv-flve
j houses and two are p'aced In each house
lne Doys nave mice days of the week and
the girls have the same, while Sunday U
given to men and working boys. School
hours last from 8 until 12, and only those
who are In the classes can enter during
In both schools and playgrounds are kin
dergartens, where the tots of 5 and C enjoy
Their parents are Invited once a week to
view them at play, and also to slve them
pome Idea of the educational system of the
city, as mostly all of these schools and
playgrounds are located in neighborhoods
where the parents had but little education.
At the end of the vacation the city char
ters trolley cars and excursion steamers
for the pupils who have done satisfactory
work during the term, and they visit points
of historical Interest about the city.
BLACK HAWK VETERAN TO
ATTEND G. A. R. REUNION.
Aceil Indlnn Flchter Who Crossed
Plains In ltsio Is Enthusiastic
Abont Stars and Stripes.
dan Franci&eu, July 23. There Is waiting
In San Francisco for the coming G. A. II.
celebration a veteran of Uncle Sam's tlsht
Inx force who was in the battleflc'd with an
old-fashiontd gun over threescore and ten
He was Ashling in the troublesome times
that make 1K2 a date so familiar In our his
tories. He was an old. old veteran when
the present vutrans of the Civil War were
taking their pledges. This eld soldier Is W.
lj. Clark, who enlis'-'d just feventy-0112
ears ago. w hen onIya lad of 13.
Veteran Clark clainYs to bo the warrior
who ean claim the clWinetion of having
sercd Uncle Sam more years ago than any
other living j-oidivr. He enlisted In the
Black Hawk War. and In that conflict res
cued many women and chiidien from rais
sacre. Clark crossed tr- plains to California In
ISM. and began business at Drytown, Ama
dei Count j. immcri -tcly 011 h! arrival.
Drytown is still his home. Although 3J
yiars of age. lie watcheo every movement
ot the men who have fought for tho Stars
and Stripes with th" greatest Interest.
Of the frontier lite and the wars hi rays:
"In those- days we cnuld nci call on th
Government for protection, anawhen thert'
was an" uprising amn;r the Indians, we had
to run for the near" 1 settlement. We did
not know what it was to hoot oftener than
once a minute, for we nad to load our old
liintlocks from the muzzle.
"We could not shoot further than we
could see. and consequently we knew whin
we hit a man. All or my fighting was
against the Indians, and many a savage- 1
have seen fall.
"Cannons were toys then. Rai'ro.ids were
hardly thought of. and the telegraph un
known, while a letter could net be carried
across tho continent In less than six
At present this old warrior Is visiting rela
tives at No. ai Grant avenue.
Such are the vacation schools of New
York to-day. and so Important have they
become since they were started five years
ago that there Is talk of having the regu
lar day school teachers do this extra work.
At the present time most of the teachers
are those who have but recently graduated
from the training schools for teachers.
JOHN P. STAFFORD.
AWARDED $1,000 FOR
HER SON'S DEMISE.
Supreme Court Decides an Interratlnc
Law Tolnt in Dnmaec Salt Caused
San Francslro. July IS Tho Supreme
Court ljas atllrmed the Judgment of the
lower court in the cae of Hattlc R. Dela
K.ur nsaln-t Janett Mackay and Walter S.
The Interesting law- point decided was th
riitht of a woman who received a divoice
from her husband on account of his ex
treme cruelty to recover damages for their
child's death, nnd. according to law. "a
father, or. In case of ills death or desertion
of his family, the mother, may maintain an
action for the injury or death of a minor
The court atllrmed the oft-repeated hgal
opinion that, when either husband or v.-ife
is so cruel as to make their living together
Imiiossible. the rerson guilty of th crueity
Ij in law the deserter ot the- home, even
though in fact the innocent one Is obliged to
Arthur J. Delatour. the minor child was
kiitd through falling of packing cases upon
hiin in part cf tha defendant's store Dam
ages to the sum of Jl.CW were awarded.
SAYS "NO" TO '-NANCY BROWN."
Court Will Xot Apiioiiit Keceivcr
for Stsige rai'tiiLTsllip.
New York. July IS.-Jjidge Greenbaum of
the Supreme' Court has refused to appoint
a receiver for the theatrical partnership ex
isting between Daniel V. Arthur and Henry
It. ,Sire In the production of "Nancy
Ilrown." He sas. however, that he will
authorize the business to be continued by
Mr. Arthur, pendirg the trial of his ac
tion to have the partnership dissolved.
Mr, Arthur will be required to give a bond
for the faithful performance ot the trust
Miss Cahlll, the star of "Nanev Bron."
has recently become Mr. Arthur's wife, and
it Is he who seeks a cissolution of the part
nership with Mr.-Sire because of money
Ladies SI5, $18, $20. $22.50
This, lnriipf. plves ou choice of the ilnbt
cli litis .some u thp no-t charm injc stles of the pa
snn m.ul of th lustrous yatia fnuIanN anl rich taf
fetas dark nnd lipht j;rounlV i olka, dotted, figured
and the myllh :hephTil ptalds elegantly tailored nearly
all ?fz Included arc :il- a lot of plain Mack taf
xnta sr iilts ery drc y indeed actual 513. 5IS. ET) and
J2I50 Miit while they Iat to-morrow choice at.
LADIES' $12.00 LUSTER BRILLIANTINE SUETS, S4.95.
And Ftill another lot of thc? practical and stvlish hot-weather huits made of
nne quality luster liriiiiantine preltv bIou- coat with
Mole front, shoulder rape, pnplum ?nd ?auntle' cuff
slecver full flaring skirt, fashionably lailuied entire
suit smartlv trimmed, with stitched" bai'ds of satin
t match blacks, navy bin1-, royal blue;-, gray and tan
light, airy and serviceable all mzcj positively SI.:
values ji nnuax .
$5 LONG TRAIN
A garment that's very suitable for
or ue':irilk with ili'ei tafivt.i silk umlmila tlotinci-. iiseoly
roriled and ruftlrii a dip of 1.1 inches in tlichai-k. Wack.
link. liphi blue. cray. tan. l.ive-nder. red ami nile jireui
a perfect inatiii and having the apjicarani-f of a full silk
skirt see them .T.ihi value Muniltij
LADIES' $1.25. $1.75
A tremcudoiw nrieo slasiunc it s the clean-up of a treat many
.short !i'es of n:ie lawn, fancy oxford and madras waists
white and colors in the lot you'll tlntl your sizi. for a iuie-k
clearance choice- of these Sl.".". S1.T5 and $.-"i waists
15c Taffeta Ribbons
at 8 c Yard.
As a very special offering to-morrow we
will place on sale TO piece of high
quality, all silk brilliant Taffeta Itib
bons with fast edges the sort that
will wash perfectly
3 Inches wide all
the wanted summer
tolors a grand
1"- grade Monday
25c Satin Taffeta
Ribbons at 15c.
The test all-silk Satin Taffeta, made
the hind with the hich luster and
superb finish very wanted color. a!"o
black and whit- the richt width for
: width for
knots, bow- and
ta-h s Monday
only we will sil
a positive 25c
Tlirnush t. clever stroke of trading- tve annexed the entire sample line of
CHII.IHSEVS WHITE AND COLOKED PIQUE COATS fmni a New
York manufacturer, whose products are looked upon as being the best
medium-priced garments In America. Included in this sample line are
many beautiful styles some handsomely trimmed with embroidered col
lars others box pleated, trimmed wltn embroidered In
sertionthey're soiled from handling, but one washing
will restore them to perfect condition ?i30 to $5.UO val
ueswhile they la st Monday, choice at
THINGS FOR THE HONE
AT A TR.EMENDOUS SAVING MONDAY.
Refrigerators and Ice Boxes MI
well-known makes our entire stock.
consisting of IS all told, will be closed
out at the following prices:
?r.0S Ice Box -S4.49
$7.43 Ice Box -'$5.61
$10,118 Hef rigerator -$8.24
$11.-18 Refrigerator $8.61
The others proportionately low.
Lawn Atowers Slightly damaged br
water worth 300 12 and'l4 I QA
Inch Monday Iif O
Lawn Settees Made of bentwood
painted red and ureen four O JJQ
feet loin; worth $3.50 Monday.. Ci90
Lawn Swings Made of hardwood
stat and back natural-wood finish
uptlKht painted red worth M QQ
Dinner Sets Fiae English Porcelain,
decorated In two colors p J Q8
rieces worth Sl'VO Monday Qi90
Mason. Fruit Jars with porcelain
lined caps pints, per dozen. 3:; CJ,
quart", 33c; 3 quarts wwC
White Wash Bowl and Pitcher
fancy shape, all perfect CQA
worth $l.fO-Monday OS C
lilue Flemish Stone Beer Pitchers
one quart size, worth 33c IQ
Water Tumblers made of pressed
slats three My'e to select from fn
worth 40c per doz. Monday. 6forlUC
It Louis XIV
r.ie plaving quit1 a conspicuous irt now in
fafcin'Ui's domain. There's a tla'x of swell
nrss and character about these new cos
tumes that's ji. rtlcularly fetching We-'re
introduring two of tin- lattst conception"
me a very striking idea mndf; precisely like
the icture hare illustrated, of tho cool and
. iry lawn materials, in the new nnd much-
-ought turjuolse blue ami other -shades
: rimmed with an abundance of white pip-
.ng. The long p plum can I- iletache-d from
belt, ro jou can wear this suit either as a
riiirt-wairt cr roat Milt Quite novel i.-n't
if" The other stjlo. a typical ymaiT c-U-n-.e
Is made in the Urn;; English w..lking
loat offeet of white. nav. tan or tur-quoa.c-bIue
duck. liotii are regular JI0 val
ues -Mondaj. choice of either
GSOCOCg-Q W3 Cp en
Silk Sh.rt-Waist Suits. $9.95
Silk Shirt-V,it ?uit; In the house, in-
DROP SKIRTS. $2.95.
lroi - linin:r under your summer skirt.
AND $2.25 WAISTS. 79c
50c Wash Fabrics
at !5c Yard.
Less than a third of their former sell
ing price Iri-h Dimities. Imported
Swisses. Madra. Batiste and Grass
Linens all the desirable effects fab
ric that were marked 50c. 33c and
-Sc earlier in the
-rason all croured
in ono large I"f
39c White Habutai
Silk at 24c Yard.
y inches wide a good wea; ag and
excellent summer Silk the wa-hablc
while 10 pieces
last we will
sell a fine 3?c
Pique Coats $1-10
Caps and Saucers-r-American Pore-.
lain colored decorations and fo
gold trimmed worth 1Monday..-JQ
Lemonade or Beer Sets Colored
, glass decorated 2-quart pitcher. 6
complete, worth J1.SO Monday...!
Hammocks Closely wnven, in colors
large pillows, concealed screademn.i
irifTn vi IfinAn . mL f n .
t" -""'"' """" 1"0- BE
Wash Tubs-Made of heavy gatvan-
'" eu nu neavy corruimted bot
tom large size worth Sic CC
Gas or Gasoline Stove Ovens Made
of heavy sheet steel larce double size
worth $3.io Monday.
iiii j!msiul etna iiajitue On
Water Coolers Nicely painted, with
brass nickel-plated failcet I in
worth JI.-Mond3y i,j
Wash 'ringers American Wringer
Co. Novelty brand warranted threo
5cars-P in.. J2.1J; 11 in.,J2.3; Q in
13-ln. roller UilSJ
Screen Doors Walnut stained 4
panel. 3-Inch stile an.
worth 7 Mondar 4QC
Screen Doors Natural-wood finish
varnished 1. inch thick-all fancy
iattern. 3-Inch stile no.
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