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Er.tmaisnent and afternoon tea of the Womin'i Press
? U £ VJ Copter Room of Cirn^ie Hall 2^o
p. m. ' will Cl«ra Clemens, the daughter of -vWrir
Win." will El * k . her first appearance in public
Wocthlr »e*tlas of the Krau« Alumni Klnffertrarten
f-J**. "g.fftWlH.l Junior* a: the home of
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«U. - .30 1 p. m. Subject. ••Maine and M»s«achu»ett«
in the CcJocial and revolutionary papers
¦ c r .V;? , b> ' Al?'*A I ?'* U J-^rest. Warner D. P OrT£
a.cd McAllister Ccieman.
"Ladeei. I sank you weez all my heart:" -were
?he words uttered slowly and distinctly by Mme.
Sarah Bernhardt, as she flood with clasped hands
on the Mat form of the Twelfth Night Club yester
day afternoon. She had just been proposed as an
honorary member by the president. Miss Alice
Fischer, and elected by loud acclamation from the
members, who were present in large numbers.
M. CoqueUn reached the Berkeley Lyceum early
and was the centre of attraction until the arrival of
f>mhardt. when he made his adieus.
In response to a general request for a recitation,
M. Oxjuelin entertained with a little story In
French, and told In his inimitable style of hesita
tion about a "little maiden of Japan" which
brought forth shouts of laughter- from those who
Then all was excitement for a few moments when
M ¦ Alice Fischer announced that a telephone
message had been received that Mme. Bernhardt
'was on the •way." and that Miss Cecilia Loftus
would entertain in the mean time with a few
"imitations." The first was Ada Rehan in a speech
from "Twelfth Night": the next .Mrs. Patrick
Campbell, the English actress, in a recitation, and
the third an imitation of Mme. Bernhardt, In
French, which Miss Loftus admitted she "just
made up." It evidently touched M. Coquelin's sense
of humor, for he laughed with keen enjoyment.
Miss ftus would not be let off. without "Just one
more," and so responded with a May Irwin "coon
At about 5 o'clock the advance guard proclaimed
"She's coming!" and in short order Mme. Bern
hardt came up the stairway, under the escort of
Annie Russell and Leila Owen Ellis. She wore an
exquisite gown of white lace chiffon and Renais
sance embroider}. with a long coat of Persian'
lamb, lined with chinchilla, ..nd a picture hat made
of pink velvet rose petals and bordered with two
fluffy black ostrich plumes. As she approached
the club parlor there was a moment's hush, which
was broken by loud applause as she passed through
the aisle formed by ropes of ivy leaves up to the
platform, where the president presented her with
a large bunch of ivy leaves, tied with broad green
ribbon, on the ends of which were lettered in gold
the quotation, "The gentleness of all the gods go
with thee," and "The Twelfth Night Club to Mme.
Bernhardt, 1900." The hundred or more women
were then invited to pass in single file for a shake
of the hand and a word of greeting with Mm*-.
Bernhr-Tdt. They were presented to her by Miss
Emma Frohman. Other Twelfth Nighters who
ctood with the guest were Elizabeth Tyree. Annie
Russell, Maud Monroe. Lotta « 'rabtree and Blanche
To give Mme. Bernhardt an interval of rest,
Beatrice Herford v as called upon for one of her
monologues, In response to which she gave "The
Ehop GirL" Later on, when Bernhardt was es
corted to the tea room to a table especially pre
pared for her. there was a struggle for her favor
between Bijou Fernandez and Daisy Humphreys
as to the place she should occupy. As she sank into
bar chair, the said in French. "You American. girls
interest me fo deeply, you are so original, and you
American actresses are more than delightful!"
'" was nearjy 6 o'clock when Bernhardt took her
departure, "with much reluctance." a.nd the violets
tnd orchids which she dropped from her corsage
wf-re gathered up eagerly by her admirers.
The clubrooms were illuminated in rose hued
lights:, and decorated with palms and French and
American flags. The ices bore little tri-oolored
flaps. The tea room was in charge of Miss Fran
ces Nathan, who had for her aids Miss Evange-
In* Irving, Miss Beatrice Lawrence. Mrs. Grant
Stewart. Mis« Margaret Gorden, and Miss Ida
Conquest. The Reception Committee included:
Vrn. Emma. Sheridan Fry. ] Mr*. Robert Mantell.
ilrs. ¦Ma Pearl. Mr*. Selena Fetter Royle.
X'r». Sydney Roeenfeld. J
The guests included:
Mre. John Hare. XLhm Norma Munro.
llm* Hare. ) Mrs. EUa Wheeler Wilcox.
Itiaa Irene Van Bruph. • ilrr. Frederick Naethtn*.
11 !> Ernest Seton-Thomp-I ilrs. George f*a.ut.
<• on. ; Un. Wilbur Hloodpood. '
Mr>. Karris L*e King. . Mrs. Annie Team
Mr*. Frederick Nathan. ' Miss Isabel Eves^on.
Mr». William Tod Helmutb. ! Lan Charles Klein.
Mr». Miriam lias Greeley. ' Hr*. Normal. HapKood.
i'-lrt Elizabeth Marbury- Mlsn Katherine Florence.
what Is looked upon in London as the coming
fy-isl • vent of 1901 is the marriage, which is to take
place before Easter, of Miss Ms! Cornwallls-West
frii the Duke of Westir.iriFter. Miss West, who is
rwnsldf i ed one of the prettiest and cleverest girls In
•"¦•fifty. if, like her mother and elder sister, devoted
to yachting, and is a fearless horsewoman, a highly
necessary qualification for a Duchess of West
Scholarships for women have been established as
follows in Hartford Theological Seminary: Eliza
Hill Anderson, founded by friends of the seminary
In Boston, J1.200; Mrs. E. C. Hurt, Springfield,
Mass.. X 300; friends of the institution In Hartford,
2K>; Sarah J. Mather, founded by Roland Mather,
of Hartford, $339; Harriet Pbelps Pond, founded
by Mrs. Clara Pond Porter, of this city, $1,009;
Eliza Butler Thompson, by friends In Hartford.
Tee: Jujia Southward Ward, $l,y>j, and the alumni
fund. R9.
One hundred and thirty-seven courses of study
*re offered this year by the seminary, exclusive of
th« mission courses, of which there are thirty new
ones this year.
Twenty-nve thousand dollars ha» been offered
toward the founding of a missionary fund, on con
dition that a like amount can be raised.
In the museum of the Institution are two hun
dr^ and forty versions of the Bible.
The Social Settlement in Hartford is closely af
filiated w jth « ac seminary, and a large number of
«ud«sts is -antly engaged in work there.
Italian Violet.
La France Rose,
Cashmere Bouquet.
Holiday Perfumes.
A -tiancee dinner" was the novel entertainment
given a few nights ago by an uptown hostess to
four engaged couples. The dinner cards each had
a blood red heart In one corner, in which was
embedded the first name of the prospective life
The table decorations were unique and original
with the hostess. Two sashes of holly red ribbon
were, draptd from the chandelier to either side of
the table centre, and were ornamented their en
tire length with papers of needles and strips of
pins, to call to mind the jingle:
"Needles and pins, needles and pinp,
When a man's married his trouble begins."
Standing beneath this drapery were the bride
and bridegroom in miniature, and dangling at the
bride's side were tiny scissors in sugar, to indicate
that she would always have "the last word." At
her feet lay ¦ broom, her weapon of defence, while
in front of the bridegroom stood a candy coal
scuttle an.l shovel, to show he would be the one
to build the fire.
After the dessert there was served with the cof
fee an enormous pie, enveloped In a white tissue
paper and decorated with sprigs of holly. The top
was covered with a paste, which the ingenious
hostess proceeded to cut open in the usual manner.
Then with the pie knife she drew forth every
known utensil for housekeeping, as well as mini
ature furniture, which was passed on plates to the
guests, with a view to giving them a fair start
in life.
The favors comprised boutonni&res for the men
made of "elected sprigs of holly tied with red, and
gold tinsel hair ornaments holding sprays of mis
tletoe for the fiancees.
Chinchilla, marten and skunk are being used
freely for trimming costumes and the hats that
accompany them. A striking gown of Russian
green cloth trimmed with brown marten Is to bei
worn with a hat If trlcorne shape covered wlth
marten and having on the left side outside the
brim a large bunch of fluffy white chrysanthe
Angora felts are becoming popular, especially In
the gray and brown shades. A pretty example Is of
khaki brown, trimmed with bronze brown velvet
and biscuit colored Liberty, with a shaded ostrich
plume that combines all the browns In the toque.
All-feather hats are extremely fashionable in
Paris, and are appearing here. They are less stiff
than formerly, as the milliners have adopted a
method of gumming small feathers on net in such
a way that the fai tic drapes easily. A charming
hat of this character has crown and wide brim,
sloping upward at the left, of dark green plu
mage, and the facing of the brim Is of white and
pray feathers artistically shaded. Under the brim
at tlie left Is a black velvet bow, with steel
buckle and a bird and aigrette perch on the soft
The round, full skirt Is again in evidence. In the
seven gored shape. A new feature is the yoke,
which may be smooth, shined, corded, tucked,
plain or embroidered, as taste and figure require
ments may decree, and the skirt Is often adorned
with flounces nearly or quite to the knee, or even
Early return of the belted round waist, instead
of the favorite bolero, is pit-dieted. "Round" does
not imply a departure from tho pointed front,
which is fixed for a considerable period, it is prob
Everything In Jewelry is now of "L'Art Xouveau"
type, glowers, birds, heads, animals, reptiles and
fish appear In belt clasps, velvet "dog collar" or
naments and necklaces. An extremely Oriental
novelty, called a gorgerette, has come to the front
in Paris, and is made of enamelled gold and jewels,
it is worn across the decollete bodice, extends
from arm to arm, and is deeper in the middle than
else* bete. In iletipn it strikingly resembles the
ornament Been In pictures of Cleopatra and Roman
women ot ncr time.
Among the n /velties in veiling are gold dotted
and gold bordered veils, red and royal blue. These
art. of course, only for ultra tastes and occasions,
and black, browns and white continue the ordi
nary wear. The green veil has disappeared abso
Popcorn eriep. a dainty Introduce! from the
country, is relit-hed not only by children, but by
most people who enjoy sweets. Pop a big bread
panful of corn. Let some one else make in the
mean time some molasses taffy of one cupful of
New-Orleans molasses, half a cupful of granulat.d
sugar one tablespoonful of vinegar, and butter the
glre of a hickory nut. Cook the syrup until it spins
a hair Then work It into the corn until all the
kernels slightly adhere to each other. Do not make
it into balls, as it will i-e less llKht and delicate :n
that -wav S-rv- with apples, sweet cider and nuts.
Bread and butter plates are employed at every
meal where butter Is served.
For un afternoon tea sandwiches, cake, tea and
a cold or frozen beverage usuahy comprise the bill
of fare. Confecticns and Baited almonds may also
be added.
To remove rust from eteel put the article, if pos
sible, in a dish of kerosene oil or else wrap the steel
in a cloth saturated with the oil. Leave i 1i 1 a day or
two Then apply if the spot 1* obstinate, salt wet
with hot vinegar or scour with brickdust. Rinse
thoroughly In hot water and dry with a flannel
cloth glvin* a last polish with a clean flannel and
a little sweet oil.
Spirits of turpentine will clean and polish black
marble. For removing stains from white marble
nothing Is better than a paste made of one-quarter
pound of whiting. one-eighth pound of soda and
one -eighth pound of laundry soap melted. Boil
the mixture until It becomes a paste. Before it Is
quite cold spread It over the marble and leave It
for twenty-four hours. Wash It off in soft water,
and dry the marble with a soft cloth.
Another paste that does not need cooking usually
answers the Mine purpose. It is made of one pound
of soda and one-half pound each of finely powdered
pumice atone and chalk, mixed into a paste with
Post Parliament met as usual yesterday at 10:30
o'clock In Genealogical Hall, No. 226 West Fifty
eighth-si. Mrs. Cairns, as acting president, win
in the chair, although she was obliged to preside
without a gavel, as the officer In whose charge it
was was abseni. However, in such an exceedingly
parliamentary body stringent means are not neces
sary to preserve order, and business proceeded
without the gavel.
After Mrs. Cairns had introduced the new presi
dent. Miss Anne Rhodes, and they had "thrown
bouquets" at each other with tact and grace, a
letter was read from Mrs. Ellen Hardin Walworth,
founder and honorary president for life of Post
Parliament. This was followed by the reading of
a letter from Mrs. Cornelius Zabriskle. president of
the State Federation of Women's Clubs, asking
the support of the society for the movement to
establish industrial schools for girls as a part of
the educational system of the State. This elicited
a good deal of discussion, or, more properly, com
ment, as all agreed that the measure should be
aided in every possible way. Miss Rhodes said
that the opposition and delay which the idea has
encountered have been of more service than harm,
as time has been given for development. "Nothing
Is rightly done when hastily done." she said, "and
the obstacles have tended to make progress possi
ble on a more practical basis. When carried out,
as it is certain to be, the plan will be far more
thoughtful and permanently useful than if it had
been rushed through." Miss Rhodes also said that
the resignation of Mrs. Clarence Burns had come
as a shock to the Federation, yet by that shock
much good had been accomplished, as those who
had been wavering indifferent suddenly realized
the harm they werg doing by inaction, and deter
mined to work with a will.
Miss Anna Maxwell Jonet thought that most of
the opposition came from Rochester, where there
is a State industrial school of the reformatory or
der, for which they wanted all the money available.
Mi.=s Rhodes supported this statement.
Mrs. John C. Trow insisted that some woman
with practical knowledge of industrial schools
should be placed on the committee and said that
the absence of such a person on the previous com
mittee was the principal cause of defeat. Mrs.
801 l thought that every effort should be made to
render the plan fully practical in its workings, as
"the industrial school is the first really great work
that the Federation hap undertaken, and, when
successful, will make of it a living being, not a
mere lay figure."
The society voted to promise its hearty support
to the measure.
The remainder of the meeting vas occupied by
the discussion of the constitution, as revised by
Miss Rhodes and Mrs. Trow. Everything proceed
ed with exemplary smoothness, and the articles as
presented were voted on in the affirmative with
beautiful unanimity. Miss Jones remarking: "When
Miss Rhodes and Mrs. Trow have gone over it
there's nothing left for us to do."
Incidentally, Miss Rhodes stated that more care
is to be exercised in admitting to membership in
future, only those "with good heads on their
shoulders" being eligible. At the end of the meet
ing Miss Rhories took her place formally as pre
siding officer amid loud applause.
London Guardians of the Poor are troubled about
indiscriminate almsgiving. The committee of the
Whitechapel Union recently urged more care, say
intr: "There is an army of loafers living on gifts
obtained in the street, a pretext being sometimes
made of selling matches, boot laces or flowers from
house to house, or of slngine: or of opening cab
doors or helping ladies to enter their own houses,
and at other times directly begging. This Is an
evil calling for a remedy. But still more Is the
moral corruption of those who might, but for the
facility of 'picking up' a living in this way, get
Into regular w^ork and lead useful lives. It is only
necessary to recall how many boys, from fourteen
to eighteen, are to be seen looking out for a
job or at a cab door in order to realize the tempta
tions to loafing which are due to unwise gifts. It
is easy to see the amount of harm that is done, but
Is It preventable? What causes It? Some give to
avoid trouble, to get rid of the importunate; some,
half selfishly, c. g.. buy matches from boys or flow
ers from women who bother them; some give from
thoughtless kindness, and some partly from fear.
But most of us are more or less open to reason,
and there is at least a considerable number who
wish to keep the head above the heart and who
give thoughtfully, anrl. for all their thinking, can
not agree that the needy would be better off in the
The blouse with a waistcoat effect is a favorite
among the best dressed women of the season. The
pretty example shown is made of satin Alglon
in pastel pink, with collar of cream lace, simulated
vest, and sleeve trlmmin? of stitched velvet In a
slightly deeper shade, full front and undersleeves
of white chiffon, but countless combinations can be
made and a long list of materials ml-,ht be sug
gested. Taffeta is always desirable for waists,
panne has great vogue, crepe de chine Is a fa
vorite, and the list might be continued to Include
a dozen or more suitable .-tuffs.
The foundation Is a fitted lining that requires to
be carefully boned. The waist proper includes a
seamless Dack and full front? that are Joined by
shoulder and underarm seams. The back fits
smoothly across the shoulders and Is drawn down
at the waist line. The fronts are arranged in soft
folds, over which the deep collar falls. The full
front, or plastron, is attached to the lining, and the
simulated vest portion* to the waist, beneath the
collar. The full undersleeve is attached to the
sleeve lining, the outer sleeve being made separate
and drawn over to allow the finished edge to fall
over the cuff.
To make this waist for a woman of medium size
three and one-eighth yards of material 21 inches
wide, or one and a half yards 44 inches wide, will
be required, with one-half of a yard of velvet for
simulated vest and sleeve trimming, three-eighths
of a yard of chiffon for full front and three-quar
ters of a yard of lace 22 Inches wide for collar and
stock, or one and seven-eighth* yards 44 inches
wide or three and one-half yards 21 inches wide,
when the collar is made from the material.
The pattern, No 3,708. is cut in sizes for a 32, 34,
26. 38 and 40 inch bust measure.
SIZE, OF NO. 3.70 R.
Cut this out. fill in with Inches, name and ad
dress, and mail It to THE PATTERN
No. 3,708. Bunt... in.
Nam* • '-
lii'loce l.i mmi to pay mailing and handling
txpCßMa for eiteli pattern wanted.
Have you had a kindness ihown?
Pass It on.
'Twas not Riven for you alone —
Pass it on.
Let It travel down the year*.
Let It wipe another's teara
Till In heaven the deed appear*.
Pass It on.
Break now the alabaster box
Of sympathy and love
Amid the cherished friends of earth
Ere they are called above.
How many burdened hearts are here
That long for present help and cheer!
The kindly words you mean to say
When they are dead and gone
Speak now, and till their souls with joy.
Before the morning's dawn.
'Tis better far when friends are near
Their saddened hearts to soothe and cheer.
The flowers withheld till after death
Has closed their eyes in sleep
If proffered in life's weary hours
Would still their fragrance keep.
While hearts can thrill, and ears can hear.
Let loving deed and word bring cheer.
—(James J. Reeves.
The invalid mother of the boy for whom a posi
tion was asked writes to the office as follows:
"Through the kind efforts of the T. S. S. my son
obtained a position yesterday, and I am so grateful
for all that has been done for me and mine."
Mrs. L. H. Brown informs the office that her box
of Christmas sunshine to the T. S. S. was for
warded free of expense by Charles Drake, superin
tendent of the Bath and Hammondsport Railroad.
This courtesy entitles Mr. Drake to membership In
the T. S. S.. and his badge has been forwarded.
Will any member who has either of the following
books to pass on, "Brace Farm," "Mollle's Prince,"
'Mrs. Romney" or "Best Men Must Work" please
send word to the office? They are needed for an
aged woman who has broken her hip and can do
nothing but read. Any of these books will mean
The twenty-five dolls sent to the office in one box
should have been credited to the Mission Band of
the Jewett (W. V.) Presbyterian Church, and not
to a "Missouri Band," as it appeared In the column.
A new junior branch, of which Bessie Thayer Is
president, has been organized In Bethlehem, Perm.
The president says: "We did not wish to let
Christmas pass without doing something for others,
so we had a meetlrg and decided to take a full
Christmas dinner a:id groceries to a needy family.
Some new members contributed to this cheer as
their Initiation fee. The names enrolled are: Olive
Williams, treasurer: Winnie Applegate, Isabel Hig
gins. Elizabeth Williams, Viva Williams and Arthur
C. R. 8.. of Vermont, has remitted the 26 cents
paid on postage for sunshine sent to himself and
friends. He thinks the T. S. S. can claim the
Scriptural blessing, as it seems to send out more
than it receives. Mrs. Blanche Swire, of New-
Mexico kindly offers to complete any kind of un
finished fancy work and pass It on wherever di
rected by the office.
Mrs. C. Helen Craver, of Branch No. 1. of Al
bany, acknowledges the receipt of the Christmas
T. S. S. box. As Miss Erwin, the president. Is an
invalid, it was thought the excitement of dis
tribution would be too much for her. so Mrs. Craver
took charge of the work. "I shall not attempt to
tell you," she writes, "of the 'Ohs!' and 'AhsVand
'God bless the T. S. S!' as we took out the lovely
gifts. There was sufficient number for both
branches. The Willing Bees' are always doing
something individually for some less fortunate
than themselves. God bless you In the good work,
and may all have a happy New Year."
The pleasant announcement is made^of^Ae mar
riage of Miss Florence I. Suydam, of Dunellen, N.
J., to the Rev. John R. Lane, also a T. S: S. mem
ber, of Bound Brook. N. J. Both have pledged
themselves anew to the sunshine work. Miss M.
E. Dewald, of New-Brunswick. N. J., Is now Mrs.
Joseph G. Baier. of Flushing-aye., New-York.
These happy members will please accept the warm
est congratulations and the beat wishes for con
tinued sunshine in their united lives from the
Tribune Sunshine Society.
M. G. S. ¦ For an afternoon party of young wom
en nothing is more likely to prove popular as an
amusement than tableaus in some fon... A cele
brated artist recently gave such an entertainment
by daylight, that proved a great success.
A large frame was placed In a corner of the
drawing room, with black net hung behind it and
stretched tightly over the front, to give "tone" tr
the pictures. Taking the subjects from the audi
ence, in their ordinary dress, with the aid of dra
peries, wigs, pencils and rouge, different head
dresses and a plentiful supply of safety and hair
pins, he arranged a series of pictures that were
.voted "perfectly charming."
The old game of charades may be played effective
ly in tuch a frame, which is easy of construction,
being mtrely four boards nailed together— seven
by four feet is a good size — and covered witn
sheets of gold paper or yellow cotton crepe. If
¦taper is used, it should be crumpled lightly in the
hand before 1 »-in:r tucked on. A curtain must be
arranged to permit posing.
Professional entertainers are often engaged to
sing:, play or recite at afternoon affairs. Palmists,
astrologers or cord readers are frequently called on
to exercise their "gifts' in private houses at such
Homemaker: A set of sachet envelopes for bureau
drawers may be easily manufactured. Fold double
a piece of pink, blue or yellow cheesecloth the
exact size of the bottom of the drawer, then open
it on the bed and cut another piece the same sizt.
Between these put a couple of layers of cotton
batting within which violet orris has been thickly
shaken. Bind the edges together -with ribbon of
the same shade, and tuft the cheesecloth through
the cotton at regular Intervals with small bows of
baby ribbon; half of the sachet is intended to line
the bottom of the drawer and the ether half to
cover the clothes after they have been arranged.
These sachets are also mosi convenient for trav
elling and hasty packing, as the content? of each
drawer can be folded up in its own envelope, put
Into a trunk and taken out and deposited in the
drawers on arrival, without the trouble of sort
ing and arranging.
Huaband'Who Frowns on I-one Skirts: A short
skirt may be worn ai the theatre without attract
ing attention, lust as a man may go in his business
clothes; but it is not smart. A demi-tralne.l skirt
U- usually worn, and ¦ regular theatre dr^-ss now
i« a Dart of •¦very well dressed woman's wardrobe.
A demi-toilet is a high-necke.i. dressy >-;f; f ' w " n - which
may be of any mateilul desired. A black skirt with
a light silk waist is also appropriate.
The idea of Mine. Rejane in starting an orphan
age, or. rather, in assisting one which had been al
ready started, for the benefit of the orphans of
actors, has had unexpected results. The great
actress went about her work of mercy cleverly.
She wrote a long and interesting article for the
"Figaro." describing the work, which is known as
•Torphelinat dcs Arts," and in the article sug
gested to her readers that those among them who
had some particularly happy day in their lives to
remember should send a donation to the fund In
memory of that day. The result has been magnifi
cent Most of the "personages" of Parisian society,
as well as others, have sent Important sums as
souvenirs of their "date heureuse," and some have
promised to send a similar sum yearly in memory
of the same date. Altogether 55,7W> francs has been
collected up to the present, and the subscription in
vot yet closed.
All the work in Buluwayo, both *n the house and
out it it. ta Jont by men— either Kaffirs. Indian
coolies, Zumbesl boys or CMn.les, a cross between
Kaffirs and Portuguese. They are highly pictur
esque in their white limbo (calico), a long strip is
folded round the upper part of the legs, brought up
between the knees and folded round the waist, with
iin end hanging down In front. < >ver this they
wear a while chllt. They have a decided penchant
for standup collars and a perfect passion for boots;
these last, however, are not lalowed indoors, on ac
count of not.se, though they are put on outside.
These coast boys are excellent cooks and extremely
clean. The Zambesi boys are actuated by the love
of money rather than work. For the sake of coins
they brave the dangers of the terrible tsetse coun
try, inhabited by tile* ho poisonous that horses can
not' be taken through It, and leaving their own land,
where they have every comfort— plenty to eat and
drink ami wear— they come down to work for the
white man in South Africa. The boys require and
cet very high wages.
ahead OF ALL THE world FOR THE
TEAR ;reat growth in THE
Washington. Dec. 28 (Special).— United States
teems likely to stand at the head of the world's list
of exporting nations in the year 15/00. One by one
the great nations have fallen behind in the race for
this distinction until during the last five years only
the United Kingdom and the United States could be
considered as competitors for the distinction of be
ing the world's greatest exporter of articles of
home production. In 1894 the United Kingdom led
the United States by nearly $250,000,000, but In MOT
the United States was only $60,000,000 behind. In 1888
this country took first place, its exports In that
year exceeding those of the United Kingdom by
nearly $100,000,000. In 1899 the United Kingdom re
gained the lead. Us exports exceeding those of «.ho
United States by nearly $35,000,000. In the eleven
months of 1900. figures for which hare been received
by the Treasury Bureau of Statistics, the domestic
exports of the United States exceed those of the
United Kingdom by $5,473,670, and should this rate
of gain be maintained in December the United
States will In the year 1900 show a larger exporta
tion of domestic products than any other nation In
the world.
Even this distinction, however, only partly tells
the story of the wonderful growth In this country's
export trade, as measured by that of other nations.
Comparing American exports during the last quar
ter of the century with those of the other great na
tions a far better measure of progress Is obtained,
trance shows no Increase in exports of domestic
merchandise in the closing quarter of the century
Germany shows an increase of about 50 per cent,
the United Kingdom an increase of nearly 40 per
cent, and the United States an increase of practi
cally 200 per cent.
The following table, compiled from official re
ports, shows the exports of domestic merchandise
from the United States and the United Kingdom
respectively, in each calendar year from 1575 to
1599, and the eleven months of the year 1900:
Y ** r - United States. United Kingdom.
] S :-: »41»T,^>3,737 $1.057.497.uu0
IS* 675.735.MM a 76.410,000
} X> - «07.M«5.4t6 i(67.»13,tJU0
J*i° 7JB.2*tt.«Cl WM.riOO.iiO)>
}*£ 754,056,755 K32.0e0.000
*§§?••••* *7r..564,07. r . 1.065,321.000
ISM Sl4.l*U.W>l 1.13 M.573
}**¦¦ 74'J.911.3t)» 1,17j.«i91».(i)D»
I»£3 777.323,718 I.IWJ . •-. .
}*** 733.7«.-\7ti4 1.134.015.»»*>
«M*s 673.5U3.506 1.037.124,1100
}«» Uto».olS»,»3l> 1,035.226.0tN»
}££!•¦ 703.31»,t»2 l.O?».»44,0O»
J»*g 679,M>7,477 1,141.385.tK0
!*U* Sl4.im.siH 1.2U.442.000
J2!? 843.WW.W0 1.3*0.474.000
JSP* 657.333.551 I.LIJ3.IH»,U)JO
J2*; 923.237.315 1. 105.747.000
1»W 8M.72».4M 1.0H2,162.tMX>
}*>»+ 807.312.116 •
1»»6 807.742.415 1.1)X>,452.t>t10
18U6 $)«6,830.0N> 1 6TI (D>o
18J)7 1.079.534.298 1.1S».882:000
18»S 1.233,564.828 1.135.642.0U0
lbU» 1.253.45«.0<K> tt»
»l»0» 1.308.913. 1.3U3.440.00U
•Eleven months.
The new building of the Medical College of Cor
nell University will be formally opened to-day with
simple exercises. The building Is at Twenty
seventh-st. and First-aye. It is an imposing struct
ure and it Is one of the largest and best appointed
buildings of Its kind in this city. The main en
trance faces the avenue, and the front of the build
ing extends from Tweuty-seventh-st. to Twenty
The exercises to-day will be held In the main hall
of the building ana will Legla at 4p. m. Those who
are expected to make addresses are President Jacob
Gould Schurman of Corneii University, Dr. Lewis
Atterbury Stlmson and Governor Roosevelt.
The cost of the bul'.dlr.f aid equipment was more
than $750,000. Colonel Oliver H. Payne gave to Cor
nell University aoou. twe- years* age not only a
sum sufficient for the erection and furnishing of
the building, but & gj^-fc-iites for the maintenance
of the building and for the payment of all salaries
and operating expenses. in view of this gift the
instructors will be entirely Independent of the
amount received as si'.oeu.V fees, and they will
therefore. It Is sale, b* enabled to maintain the
highest educational standard* without restricting
the Income of tht, institution. The college was
opened In 1898. and It first occupied the old Belle
vue Hospital Medical College building on the Belle
vue Hospital grounds. Tne college moved into 'lts
present home !ast August.
The course of instruction Is ope.« to both sexes
The female students ere required ie, spend the first
two years at Ithaca. About one-thJid of the col
lege building is devoted to 4i3pensanr purposes
where the sick poor of the city are gratultously
treated. In connection with th© dispensary is an
X-ray room and a series of clinical laboratories in
which special exa:.-!ii^.uur.e of patients are in
stantly made to secure amwfiy In diagnosis. In
the dispensary also ar» numerous small clinical
rooms, to which clashes of students are admitted
ana where they receive instruction In the treatment
of patients. -,¦;¦£
The remaining two-thirds cf the bui»di-.g is occu
pied by the laboratories and recitation rooms of the
departments of practice', anatomy, chemistry pa
thology, etc.
Decision was reserved by Justice Blanchard, in
the Supreme Court, yesterday In an application' for
a commission to inquire Into the sanity of Mrs.
Anne Deen, of No. 409 West One-hundred-and
fiftieth-st. The application was made by a nephew
of Mrs. Deen, who alleged that his aunt was over
eighty-two years oid. was worth real and personal
estate valued at nearly 1250,000; that she lived with
a niece, and that her only relatives were nephews
and nieces.
Affidavits were submitted by other relatives of
Mrs. Deen and by her coachman to show that she
is incompetent to manage her affairs. It is alleged
that she sometimes Imagines she is of royal de
scent, and that any person who styles her "queen"
is able to get checks and money from her.
David L. Osborne, a nephew; Bridget E. Smyth,
a niece, and Margaret A. Pfeffer. an adopted child
of the old woman, opposed the application as un
warranted, and produced an affidavit by Mrs. Deen
denying all the allegations as to her insanity. The
applicant was said by heT to be In the habit of
drinking heavily. Although she had for years
treated him generously, she at last had felt com
pelled te refuse to give him more money.
Justice Blanchard asked that all the affidavits on
both sides be submitted to htm.
An employe of the North River Electric Lighting
Company was at work on a tall electric light pole
at Boston Road and One-hundred-and-sixty-eighth
st. yesterday. At the foot of the pole stood a horse
ami wagon that he had been driving. The man lost
liis balance and fell headlons. He turned a somer
sault In the air, landed on the back of the horse
and rolled off into the middle of the road. The
boras was knocked to his knees When the two re
covered they gazeil at each other. Then the man
climbed into' the wagon and drove away.
In the mean tini" an excitable person had sent in
a hurry call for an ambulance. When the ambu
lance arrived a Health Board inspector who had
seen the affair explained why no patient was there.
Mrs. Brown, wife of Dr. I*. H. Brown, who was
found dead in an areaway in Forty-fli'th-st. at an
early hour on Thursday morning, returned to her
home in Syracuse yesterday. Or. Brown was here
with his wife to stay over the holidays, and was
at the Imperial Hotel. On Wednesday night he
dined with friends, and at a late hour separated
from them on upper Broadwaj. and was supposed
to have started for home. The next heard of him
was when he was found dead In the areaway.
Death was said to have been caused by aHphyxU-
There was a report yesterday that Mrs. Brown
was seriously ill. This proved untrue. She had
been prostrated over the death of her husband,
hut was able to return to Syracuse yesterday after
noon on the 1 o'clock train, with her husband's
Wi ' tf^D^EP
H^isL iv » w "any .-\ccoruca u»c i .-rente on account of '->^^^
V ~~ High Quality, Economy and Delicious Taste.
SoU *: all CTPcery Morc»— of Jef it nr it tim*-
After more than two years of agi*a' r ion the
Board of Trade and Transportation has succeeded,
in persuading the Dock Board to pass a resolution
for the renumbering of the piers. The Board at
Trade and Transportation suggested that the ptera
be designated by the street at which they were.
For Instance, a pier at Cortlandt-st. should BS>
known as Cortlandt Street Pier No. 1. and piers
between Cortlandt-st. and Dey-st. should be known
as Cortlandt Street Pier Xo. 2 A and Cortlaadt
Street Pier No. 3 B. and so on. The Dock Commis
sioners decided to begin numbering at the Bat
tery, <¦ -tiling the first pier No. 1 and piers dlieUfr
opposite crosstown streets by consecutive num
bers, in addition to the name of the street. Thus.
if a pier opposite Barclay-st. is designated as
Barclay Street Pier No. 15, piers between Barclay
and Murray sts. will be Barclay Street Pier Na»
15 A. Barclay Street Pier No. 15 B. and so on.
The same wiU apply to piers on the East River.
L. Hitcn Harrison, the Docktnadter who was
tried by the Dock Commissioners last week for
neglect of duty, was yesterday found guilty by tlsf
Board. He was charged with neglect of du
violation of th" rules and regulations of the De
partment in not reporting the dumping of eaOat
dirt without a permit on Pier Old No. & Iha
sentence la that Harrison be called before the
Board at its next meeting and reprimanded. Har
rison denied the charges against htm.
The Committee on Stre#ts and Highways of the
Board of Aldermen held a public hearing yesterday
on the question of the removal and transplanting
of the trees on the Boulevard owing to the baHttssT
of the tunnel.
Harry P. McTague. president of the American
L.irg-- Tree Transplanting Company, said that Ma
company would guarantee every tree moved by Ik
to be in good condition three years after trans
planting, and said that by that time the trees. U
they were going to dl*», would be dead, aa there
would be ample time for them to take root. He sal-*
that there were between 'hree hundred aad Sfty
and four hundred trees in good condition whtea
were worthy of removal, and that, without betas
sure, he thought a price of $125 per tree should
be a safe estimate of the coat of removal.
The committee seemed to be favorably Impressed
with the scheme for public letting. As the proposi
tion now stands in the Board of Aldermen, Pt,Ma Is
to be appropriated for the rerroval of the trees
without public letting. The flgi res given by Mr.
McTague show that with pu^ic letting the trees
could be saved for 143,750, given three hundred aad
fifty trees to be moved The committee will report
at tne next meeting of the Board of Aldermen aw^i
will probably approve the proposition.
Organized labor is much Interested in the ean~
ference which will be held next week between the.
Rapid Transit Tunnel contractors and the isyte
ser.tatives of trade unions whose members are em
ployed in the work. There are now about fifteen
hundred men employed on the tunnel, but It H
expected that this number will be increased to
five thousand within a month. The coming con
ference is for the purpose of formulating a plan
which will prevent, as far as possible, th* likeli
hood of strikes when the construction work gets
fairly under way.
The Committee of the Central Federated Union
will attend the conference, and a branch to be
known as the Rapid Transit Tunnel Section of
the Central Federated Union will be formed of
the unions whose members wii. be employed te
the work. Eight unions which have grievances
against the tunnel contractors Sled their com
plaints with the Central Federated Union's com
mittee last night, and these will be acted upoa
at the coming conference.
The creditors of the firm of W. L. Strong * Co .
which went into the hands of a receiver seven
weeks ago. will. It was said on good authority yes
terday, receive a little less than 40 cents on th»
dollar. Liquidation of the accounts ha* progressed
sufficiently to show that the Indebtedness and
assets are substantially as follows:
Indebtedness, in round figures _ |I.6o<\o(V)
Assets, of all kinds 80CMJ0O
Estimated shrinkage on accounts. Intonat
charges, losses and co: ts of liquidation, about. . 100. OuO
This brief statement of the condition of the firm's
Indebtedness and assets was obtained from an au
thoritative source. From the same authority The
Tribune representative learned that the coat of
liquidation, shrinkage on accounts and losses !n
collecting accounts Is estimated at {100.008. bsraaaa
of the sadly mixed condition of the firm's affairs.
A report that the creditors would realize 50 cents
on the dollar was circulated yesterday, and on ac
count of the excessive estimate of the firm's assets
it was considered proper by those most directly
interested to acquaint the more Important creditors
with the fact that they would not realise 30 cents
on the dollar.
Edward A. Treat, the- receiver, has for nearly
seven weeks been working at the accounts of the
concern and he has been assisted by John Claris.,
Augustus D. Jullliard and Cornelius N. Bliss, the
Reorganization Committee and at the same tta*
bondsmen for Mr. Treat. Paper Indorsed by the
firm and held by out of town parties is bete* pre
sented at different points in New-England, and
until the receiver gets all this In he Will not be
able to make a statement. „..„••
It was said yesterday that the Central National
Bank, of which ex-Mayor Strong was one© presi
dent, holds one of the firm* notes for 160.000. _¦
The death of FrancU H. Stott. of th» firm of C. H.
& F H Stott soon after that of Mr. Strong make*
the work of the receiver additionally difficult, as ex-
Mayor Strong's firm and that of the Btotts wer»
intimately associated. Eastern banks handled moat
of the paper put out by W. L. Strong & Co.
The firm was selling agent for the Ballard Bale
Mills, of Norwich. Conn.; the Clinton Mills, of
"V rwlcb and the Winthrop Mills, of Wlnthrop Me.
* Kdward A Treat, the receiver, refused to male*
any statement yesterday. It Is expected that Ms
sta'terae-nt to the creditors will be ready in *bout
two weeks.
The action brought by Tom L. Johnson to restrain
R. T. Wilson and R. T. Wilson, jr.. and other mem
bers of the banking and brokerage flrm of K. T.
Wilson & '"". from carrying out an agreement .with,
Pack & Everett for the purchase and consolidation
of the Detroit Street Railroad system and forth*
appointment of a receiver, was discontinued by Jus
tice Leventrltt in the Supreme Court yesterday. ay
consent of all persons interested.
Assistant District Attorney Osborne yesterday
said that he would not put before the Grand. Jury
the evidence he has in the case of Albert T. Pat
rick charged with forging the signature of th»
late' William M. Rice to checks and other docu
ments until after the civil suits In the artnrrtntalm.
tion of the Rice estate had been settled.
\lbert Meislahn will play the following pro.
gramme on Trinity Church chimes New Year*.
Eve. commencing at U:3» o'clock:
Concerto in rondo, by Dr. Hodges 0*1): **Even
in* Hells"- Scotch melody, from -Guy Mannering";
•rhud of the Regiment,- "Life Let Us CherUh.
"Kiss Me Mother. Goodnight." Parting Sons.
••Come. Welcome the New Year" "The Old Volu
nteer Fireman," 'The Harp That Once Through
Taras Halls." "Coming Through the Rye." march.
in "I Puritan!." "Auld Lang Syne" and "Horn*
Sweet Home."

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