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JOSEPH'S COAT OUTDONE.
INDIAN' CHILDREN WEAR NEW- YORK COSTUMES THAT RIVAL. THE RAIN BOW IN HUES— WORK OP THE PEABODY HOME. Joseph's "coat of many colors'* would pale Into sombreness beside the multi-colored dresses worn by some of the little Indian girls In certain mission schools in the West. There are waist* with fronts of one material, backs of another, underarm pieces of still different patterns and colors, and sleeves that are "things apart" from all the rest. The Ekirts of these costumes show all the color char acteristics at the waists, except that while . the latter may have required only ten pieces or there abouts the former are made from, double that number, or more. The pieces are set together with pipings, cordings, stitching*, braidings and any other form of ornamentation that the- Ingenious dressmaker may decide upon. It is a woman in her eighty-eighth year, who has t*er. an inmate of the Peabody Home, at One-hun dred-aud-seventy-nlnth-st. and Boston. Road, for nearly twenty years, who is the maker and design er of the odd costumes. Her materials are manu facturers' samples, of all sorts of woollen goods, which are supplied to her by a dealer. The stout linings and other findings are provided by friends, for she has no money with which to buy them her self. Whether the Indian children find greater hap piness in -wearing the bright hued dresses, or the aged woman In making 1 them, would be hard to de cide. Out of the unselfish effort has grown more than one good. Mot only Is her own time happily occupied In the work and the destitute waifs made comfortable, but other inmates of the hcvme have been mustered into service, and many an hour that would otherwise have been tedious has proven happy. "I knaw there's neither figger nor fashion in 'em," faid the leader of the enterprise yesterday, "but they keep the childer warm, and I love to do 'em." Then she invariably adds, as If in half apology, "I am not a dressmaker. I just cut the patterns In me own head." Sometimes the woollen samples are exhausted, but the activities of the worker do not cease, on that account, for there Is always something left to few. Occasionally she falls heir to calico samples, which are constructed into gowns with a fashion which never before entered into the mind of a woman to invent. These are sent to negro children In the South, where cotton dresses are in season the year 'round. Pieces that are too small to go into dresses are made into petticoats, and samples too tiny for even, the smallest of these find their way Into quilts. When all the samples fall there is always a bis: box of bilk pieces, and of these nothing that 1* visible to the eye in useless, as the pincushions made of hexagonal bits testify. "Why. we cannot keep this woman still in bed after one of her attacks of heart failure," said Mrs. DavSs. the matron, yesterday. "She is always Busy. " As labor of love is performed in a corner be tween two windows, which is fitted up with all the aped woman's treasures. When asked if she looks forward with pleasure to the new building Into which the home is soon to move the woman's eyes filled with tears, for that subject Is a sore on«% as ehe glanced in the direction of the spot where she has spent so many years. The suggestion of steam heat and electricity moved her to remonstrance, but she added, with a touch cf the patience for which she. is known: "It's roy disposition to go through what I have to, and ill get along." Her Irish wit has not suffered by age. When asked if she was ever married, she mischievously replied: "No. ma'am, not yet; but you needn't be surprised to hear of it." Another inmate of the home has spent her life in west Farms within a etone's throw of her present location. She remembers when the Boston stages passed her uncle's apple orchard, which occupied the site of the Peabody Home property, and recalls that when the people of the vlcinfty wished to make a visit to this city they started at 8 o'clock In tne morning, and reached here a little before noon. nether the stage was drawn by one or two horses Cep^nded upon the number of passengers. Not the least interesting of the twenty-two women who are at present Inmates of the Institution is an aged woman who knew Bishop Potter when she »as a cook, and her cup of Joy was filled to the enm not long ago when he paid her a visit Sev eral pictures of Dr. Pom r decorate her room and one of them, a photograph, Is folded carefully In a cnoiee handkerchief and laid away in a closed box ♦very nigrt. Although this woman is a great • urtcrer, no murmur of discontent ever escapes her B*» is said, and she manages in her own way to wnjie away the hours most of which she spends *'?p?- Three big, elaborately dressed paper dolls which hang on her wall afford her no little recr. a tion. and by changing their position she ingeniously succeeds in making them contribute to her pleasure - ice widening of One-hundred-and-seventy-ninth the'p^T^' 1 th erection of a new building for UM yev ca o<ly Home, as the improvements will de rT', I , lß^ the present house. The new structure is ..,..", "red. and the entrance in the angle of the s rv.^. aces . the corner formed by One-hundred-and % ii y"y "v nln> , h " Ft - and the Boston Road. It is built 21/* brick - trimmed with terra cotta, and will accommodate thirty-five Inmates, each of whom of l* a \? fl^ epara , t n room - The " ha P« and position «f the building will insure plenty of pun and air ■ad tie equipment will be the most modern On the. halUnTv,. l", b V£f offl '<:■ the dlnln « room an d a On tl whlc to hold meetings, entertainments, etc toh.^ 1111 fioor *. sun P arlf "- of generous size is in r.o fitted up comfortably. The laundry, drying $EE,d nd k i ,teh, teh , en . v i! 11 "* '" th basement. A broad mc an* ,L l Btretc *\ acrO6s the front of the build windoU ™"c" c wll! 5e5 c a " oth^ around the bay reaS heh c T cond and thlrd floo "> will be «u^ih n *>«-vator. It is expected that the The !., c ™ ady or occupancy in April. '"tely fr?e °to y " ome *:, "nsectarian. and Is abso tionaPT. to . respectable aged wom*n of all na •ourr~ le * £ c 7'" ds 1° the "tent of Its re- It ha«« «£««• founded twenty-seven years ago. Wions endowme " t . being supported by contra JThe president of the society Is the Rev. Dr. E. Colgate's NEW Alba Peau dTspagne Sachet A POWDER OF EXCEPTIONAL STRENGTH. lf not on sale al your dealer's, send vi a postal * Bd *c wilj inform you where to obli«a U. GOWNS OF THE MOMENT. Walpole Warren: treasurer, J Corliea Lawrence, and secretary. Robr-rt Y. Heh.ien. Mrs. Henry D. Tiffany is president nf thf Ladles' Auxiliary, Mrs. Frederick J. Stone vice-president, Mrs. Clarence B. Mitchell secretary', nnd Mrs. Banyer Ludlow record- Ing secretary Arnon*.' the members arc Miss Caroline E. Phelps Btokes Miss Olivia E. P. Btokes. Mrs. A. R. Van Nest. Mrs. B. T. Auch muty and Mrs. Alexander M. Rru^n. SOME PROBLEMS FOR MOTHER*. If clean hands and faces for children are difficult of attainment, clean finger nails are more so. There seems to be some justification for the habit, common to mothers of large families and small in comes, of cutting the nails to the quick and keep ing them so. .The more ambitious mother, who wishes her children to have well kept nails. Is In constant difficulties. The time for bestowing the, necessary attention upon them never seems to ar rive. The morning dressing is a struggle at the best, and If nails are to be cut and cleaned then. in addition to nil the other complications of a civil ized toilet, the mother must arm herself for the fray ■ with an uncommon stock of determination and patience. Perhaps the easiest time Is on going to bed, -when the tired child welcomes any diver sion, even manicuring, that will keep his mother by him and put off the time of darkness and ob livion. It Is not so difficult to manage the care of the teeth.' There are so many pleasant dentifrices on the market, and the child so loves a pleasant flavor In his mouth, that a bottle of colored fluid and a soft tooth brush will usually win him to face this duty. Indeed, he may even regard it as a luxury so great as to be Indulged in only occasionally. Such was the attitude of mind of the little boy whose teacher, observing the neglected state of his teeth, presented him with a tooth brush, with full directions as to Its use. He Joyfully accepted It, and a few days later courteously returned it, wrapped in white tissue paper, with the remark: "Here's your tooth brush. Miss Jones, and I m ever so much obliged to you!" There are. however, some poor little mortals who are fairly crippled with cleanliness. Their fond mothers bo overrate the Importance of fresh clothes and shining faces and bands that they sac rifice to them, day after day, the higher thing! of the child's life. What teacher or a private kinder garten has not seen one of these dainty children touching with reluctant finger the bit of clay given him to model, and protesting that It was dirty? One form of cleanliness nearly all children love. Resenting, as most of them do, the minute fussl ness of modern methods, they take Joyfully to wholesale processes. The. bathtub is no punish ment to them, though the, washbowl is; and the outdoor swimming pool Is on" of their greatest de lights. Why not. then, let them get clean in their own way? A daily swim in the summer, if taken vigorously and not . too long indulged In, will not harm any normal child. A tubbing at night during the rest of the year, with the privilege of sliding dewn the sloping head of the tub three, times be fore the final emergence, will remove all really im portant foreign substances, and start the child clean on the next days work. For the rest, why not wait? The time will soon arrive when Mother Nature will take boy and girl In hand and set them spending unconscionable hours over the. adorn ment of their persons. HOMESICKNESS OP DOGS. Rome interesting facts on the possibility of actual illness resulting from homesickness in dogs axe given by John Woodroffe Hill. Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons of England. In his work on the "Management and Diseases of Dogs." From his study of them he asserts that "to place a tenderly reared dog, of affectionate dippositlon and highly nervous sensibility, with a number of strange animals in a hospital Is the height of cruelty." Commenting on this, "Our Animal Friends" says: "An unhappy, homesick dog will become melancholic, refuse food, whine continually. \<f restless, sleepless, and rapidly lose flesh. The only remedy is to give tempting food, daily exer cise to treat a dog' and to speak to it with the greatest kindness. A dog in that condition from ■ucn a cause should not be left alone a minute before he la cheerful. If the nostotnanla persists, return the dog to his old home and friends. You cen do nothing for him, and he will mop« him self Hlowly to death. If you have not a real love for dogs, you cannot Impose on a homesl-k dog an assumed liking, and deceive him into thinking that you ca.re for him. No amount of mere human pity for his forlorn state can make good the lack of genuine affection for the nnimal himself, (n that case it is inhuman to keep the dog. If his lot must be with strangers, give him without delay to some one— any one— who will make goo<l the loss of master or mistress. Of course, the best remedy Is returning the dog to the original owner; our suggestion Is only to be followed where the best remedy Is impracticable." SUCCESSFUL WOMEN MIXERS. The world Is awaking to the fact that while mining must to a certain extent be regarded as a game of chance, it is onei in which knowledge find skill win the prize, and a few clever women have discovered that this knowledge and skill are by no means beyond the powers of feminine brain. "Mrs. E. C. Atwood, of Denver. In a paper read before the International Mining Congress, held at Milwaukee In June, }30rt, declared that mining Ih a business that can be made to pay by any ener getic woman who will pursue It Intelligently," says Mary E. Stickney in "The Era." of this month, giving many interesting examples. •"Mrs. Atwood might have llustrated her argu ment out of her own experiences, from which sho can tell & most entertaining story. With a keen sense of humor, she delights In recalling the tenderfoot day when ahe was begjlled into paying $10,000 for a mine of 'mica schist, its dazzling ap pearance so amply corroborating every statement of the wily agent, as it geemed, that she. had no thought of consulting a mining expert or going to the trouble and expense of assays on her own account. The money was lost; but so far from being cast down by this circumstance, the ener getic little woman was but fired with determina tion to study the cause nt failure- that eventually it mi^ht Lie made the stepping stone to success. NEW-YOBK DAILY TRIBUNE. MONDAY. JANUARY 27. 1902. w^* hls T". d she . ? tudied geology and mineralogy, looking into mining conditions from the Coeur d Alene to Cripple Creek. "Mrs. Atwood is now vice-president and general manager of a mining company, with properties at Empire Col., while she also owns valuable inter ests at Cripple Creek and irr California. In all her operations Mrs. Atwood dispenses with th© the work a Y superintendent, personally directing "Two of the most notably successful among min ing women of Colorado are the Misses Mary B. Stewart and Harriet M. Dilllngham, who are in charge of a mining company. Miss Stewart is treasurer and general manager, and Miss Dllling ham is secretary. ' Among the successful mining women In Denver. Mrs. Alice Houghton. now Mrs. Archibald G. urownlee. Is mentioned as conspicuous. As Mrs' Hougnton after various prosperous seasons and reverses, she achieved permanent success, and now has large mining interests in Colorado. California, and the Klondike. She made two successful trips to the Klondike. THE CLUB AXD THE DOMESTIC PROBLEM. IV. As Mrs. Sharpe. who has been called the prac tical member, mounted the platform to address the Thursday Club on the Domestic Problem there was a ripple of interest, as it was felt that she •would at least differ radically from the last speaker. Mrs. Huzbee. who had left her audience in a state of bewildered discouragement. Her eight hour scheme of service appeared to be so mer cilessly logical nnd yet so impracticable that lta effe-t upon her hearers was to close the door against at! hope of better things. They felt that if her system prevailed they were doomed to boar a burden that would make their present weight of rare seem light by comparison. But now they raised their drooping heads, for they had con fidence, in Mrs. Rharpe's ability to make some sug gestions which could at least be carried out. They were, therefore, all the more disappointed when, she t-r-gnn by saying that she could offer no solu tion to the ever growing difficulties of the domestic situation; that It WOUM probably solve Itself by be coming unbearable, and that no revolutionary m<uho,i would accomplish it. but only the gradual evolution brought about by time, by Intelligence and. finally, by concerted action. At present she would content herself with pointing out some of the causes nf th<" trouble, then, perhaps, the remedies would partially suggest themselves. "The laws of supply and demand, which lie at the foundation <-,f an trade and nil employment, are lnrgrly responsible In this case for the trials en dured by helpless housewives. When the demand for any commodity exceeds the supply the- price goes up. the quality is Inferior and the consumer is at a disadvantage. When the supply Is excessive the consumer baa his choice of any amount and any quality at a reasonable price. It Is the same with !al>or. When a business man advertises for an office boy or clerk, th» line of anxious applicants may ex tend half way down the block. The fortunate one who secure* the place will keep it at almost any sacrifice, and the employer will easily dismiss him if he pr^vc in any degree unsatisfactory— there are plenty of othets ready to stey into hts pla<-e. Kven the higher business positions can be filled without much difficulty, as some competent person who has been drilled In the rank.- 1 la usually nt hand. "In a household, on the contrary. It I* difficult to obtain pkllled service, and often no easy matter to Obtain any service at all Therefore dismissals are rare; there is no penalty for Incompetence or un faithfulness; the employe Is independent, knowing hi r work to be greatly In demand, and the employer Is at a hopeless disadvantage. Her other duties, particularly thos«» of motherhood and wlfehood, and Incidentally those of society and self-improve ment, art so [II fusing", and her physical powers are often BO limited, that she Is practically at the mercy of the terrible 'girl.' who becomes In consequence an irresponsible tyrant, ruling without reason or in telligence—a veritable lady of misrule.' "Now, as to the. causes of the scarcity of even fairly good servants. The first of these is the prevalent notion that domestic service la akin to slavery, a notion fostered by si-ntlmentall.it*. who • t hat the loudest complalner Is always the. greatest sufferer. The r< sidont servant Is well paid. freelj and comfortably housed and fed, and by the majority of employers worked only within the r.i of any ablebodti '■ woman of average In telligence, it she be a slave ta her w«.rk, im en slaves herself by slowness nnd lack of system A working woman In her own household gets through :n one day more than twice the labor exacted of any servant. Household work !s intermittent and of varying quality; It admits of periods of change and rest. It Is necessarily spread unevenly over the twelve hours of the day. therefore an eight hour system Is a manifest absurdity. A nurse maid, governess or housekeeper, an Invalid'! nurse or companion cannot be wedged Into an eight hour system any ir."r.j than a mother can or any useful working member of a family. Therefore, of course no possible mode of domestic service can be laid upon this bed Of Procrustes. A house servant Is not at hard labor contlnua.il) . she shares the lot of useholder herself, nnd must conform to the. of the form of labor she has chosen. "There are a few ways in which changes could be justly made In her favor; but these chajiges she lias already exacted and obtained for the most part. Ceaseless concession has not improved the conditions; it has rendered them more burden some and more nearly Impossible. Laziness and lack of principle On the Dl ri Of employers are as much a( the bottom of these concessions as senti mental charity. "The domestic servant has no Idea of the nature of a contract Her nation la t>> draw her wages and then force as much of her work us possible Into the hands of her employer. This she usually suc ceeds In doing to perfection. Householders ar- the onlj employers who pay wages f<-r labor and then perform a large part of it themselves. The need is for discipline, l.aw and order, secured by obedi ence, are necessary in all forms of production. The shop, the factory, the warehouse, the railroad, the public office, tlir army, th» government itself all depend upon discipline, nil exact obedience from the wageworker during the hours of work. The evasion or this Is anarchy. Bui this Is what all sentimentalist* Ignore, and particularly in domestic service; therefore they retard progress. "Conditions will never Improve until the average of Intelligence among employes I* brought higher. po thai they can understand a contract and feel the obligation to fulfil it. Nor will they Improve until employers have courage enough and faculty enough to be strict and exacting, calmly an<i determinedly Insisting upon the performance of all reasonable duty When we unite In this, and insist nlso upon the'manual education of the serving class; when we exact accurate recommendations and close our doors upon the incompetent even at a heavy iacri- B , !,. our own convenience, a great step forward will be taken." As the speaker paused a low round of applause broke out As ii died away a low sigh brok» from the worried member, and she whispered to her n"!f,'h!>or "But how are we going to carry it out? We should have tn do our own work, and ate In the attempt." M m _ Mrs Sharpe caught the sound of the murmur, and leaning forward, she said, mournfully: "My sisters I might say more, but 1 spare you' Tor within my soul I feel that 1 have left the subject exactly where 1 found it." — The- Lady*a Fltffl. Mpvaoir wChop HOTEL CAKE FOR A PARTY. A novel cake for I child's party Is the "mouse nest." which is made in a ring mould. White cake of any kind or angel cake may be used for th« ring, and should be Iced with chocolate. The mice are made of marshmallows, with dots for the eyes and nos« The tiny ears are cut from piece* of white, paper rolled like a cornucopia, with the narrow end stuck In. and the tails are of strands of white darning cotton. These little mice are placed around on the "nest" in characteristic attitudes. CONSUMERS' LEAGUE EFFORT AT WELLES [LEY. An enthusiastic meeting In the Interest of th<* Consumers' League movement was held at Welles ley a few evenings (igo. Morris Rosenfeld. the fJhetto poet, read from his own works, and John CummmgS told of the urgency of the. cause In which so many thoughtful people, are now em bat ked. In fact, i he Wellesley students, almost en matlff. are loyal upholders of the league work. Some of the comments made by deeply interested league members are Indeed stringent. One. writ ing recently, says: "The women who throng th» ■ton ■ would not dream of posing as ohjects of charity, nor would they let a fellow being starve at th.ir doors. Yet virtually they not only wear clothes for which they have not paid, but they nre responsible for disease. Insanity, crime and Starva tion of the pour wretches whose, life blood has gone Into the stitches. The bargain hunter is a para aite upon the community. Raw material does not grow into clothes of Itself. Knergy has to be put into It. And sh*> who buys under price saps energy all along the line of supply, from the merchant through the manufacturer down to th»> hands. The pst draught comes upon the unfortunates at the end Of the line, firlndlng, hopeless. Intermi nable toil crushes the semblance of humanity out of these poor human beings. They are the effects of which the- shortsighted purchaser is the cause. She gains nothing in the end. for she breeds pauper house, hospital ;tnd prison, and has to help sup port them." VO DOT RT ABOI'T IT. From Harper's Bazar. "Bridget, what did yo-u say to Mis? Smtth when she called?" "I told her you were out this tolme for cure, | ma'am." GOOD CHEER. , Have you had a kindness shown? Pass It on. •T-was rot given for you alone Paw It on. Let It travel down the y»ar». Let It wipe another* tears, Till In heaven the deed appears— Pass it on. rPLIFTTNGS— HASSAMS PROVERB. King Hassam, -well beloved, was wont to say, Whfn aught went wrong, or any labor failed: "To-morrow, friends, will be another day!" And in that faith he slept, and so prevailed. Long live his proverb! While the world shall roll To-morrow fresh shall rise from out the night And new baptize the indomitable soul Witn courage for its never ending fight. No one. I say, is conquered till he- yields: And yield he need not while, like mist from glass, God wipes the stain of life's old battlefields From every morning that he brings to pass. New day. new hope, new courage. Let this be, O soul, thy cheerful creed. What's yesterday. With all its" shards and wrack and grief to thee? Forget it. then— here lies the victors -way! —(James Buckham, in The Christian Endeavor World. NOTICE All letters and packages Intended for the T. S. S. should he' addressed to the Tribune Sunshine- Society, Tribune. -Building:, ><-"- York City. , , . If the above/ nildrem* in carefully observed, comruunirutlonn Intended for the T. S. S. will be lent* likely to no nntrny. HER GREAT JOY. The gratitude of Mrs. Chadd. the invalid, on re ceiving the $12 specially contributed for her through the T. S. S. knew no bounds, and she could hardly find words to express her thanks for the gift. In writing to her friend in New-Brunswick. N. J.. who had made known her great need to the gen eral office, she says: "O my dear friend, I never thought I should "have so much money and my heart was almost overcome with Joy. I never had so much good cheer in all my life. May God bless every one of. them." The invalid in the Western part of the State who received $2 from "An Unknown Friend" In New-Jersey was pleased and helped by the thoughtful gift, and expresses her thanks for the same. A BABY'S NEED. There is a motherless little baby in Manhattan, twenty months old, for whom a gocart or baby carriage is wanted. The child is in need of fresh air, and If there Wll ■ carriage the baby could be taken out of doors by an older child, who only goes to school half a day. The woman who cares for the little ont> Is herself an invalid and unnble to go out. The rtTi'j.»st for this cheer comes from a member In West Seventy-fourth-st.. who has made sev^rnl sunshine visltn to this home and knows how much the child needs the change from the (lose room of a tenement house. The address will be furnished to any one who can respond to this request. CHEER PASSED ON. A New-Jenev member whose heart la tender toward the suffering ones has "passed on" $1 as a r iv of sunshine to an invalid member in Scoharle County, N V. The sum of $2 has also hf>en sent from th" g'iier;il ofnV>' to relieve the immediate needs of medicines for this unfortunate member. Another r.iy of substantial cheer has gone to a poor mother with four children In Alabama. "The Atlantic Monthly." which Is sent regularly to Miss E i" .Tone-, of Manhattan, la the means of spread ing cheer In many directions. After It has been read by the recipient it is 'passed on" to the presi dent '•'. ihe Dorchester (Mass.l branch, and after l*-lng enjoyed there It goes to another family in Winchester. Mrs Havllnnd will send Sunday school matter to the new school organized by a Rhode Island president. SUNSHINE GIRLS. Gladys Talcott Hartley and her sister, Annie Syl vester Hartley, are two little girls In T'tira, N. V., who have paid th«»!r Initiation fees to the T. S. S. by sending chwr to a little crippled hoy In Penn ■ylvania. They will continue the good work by tending occasional rays of brightness into the life of another child, who. by illness. Is debarred from many pleasures. OTHER MEMBERS. Other Individual members enrolled durtny the week because of pome kindness done for others wore Mrs. J. M. Fuller, of Pennsylvania: Mrs. Mary K. Peaae. Mrs. L. M. Warren. Mrs. T. Woods, Mrs. H P. Mawson, Mrs. <;. W. Blchell. Miss Leila X Morris Mrs. <J H. Robinson. Elizabeth Greff. Mrs. Park Mathes.n. Margaret L. Doud. Mrs. E. A. Post and Miss E. Imi HoN. of New-York State and New-York City; Mrs. <!oorge Earl, of N>w-J«rsey; also Mrs W., of Trenton, and Mrs. Bertie Johnson. of Indian Territory. MmAftti The fashion of decorating neckwear with flowers has been revived, and for this purpose a great variety of small- blossoms. including heliotropes, violets and small roses can be obtained. These are fastened In tiny clusters at the side or back of the stock collar or ribbon. White designs on colored grounds are the latest effects In flne handkerchiefs. They come in many shades to niutch light toned evening gowns. Collar;" of real Bruges guipure lace. In white and ecru, are wide, and extend over the shoulders and part way down the back. They can be worn with evening gowns or reception dresses. A novelty Is nn evening blouse of tucked chiffon made over silk, which comes ready to wear in many light shades. It is low necked and sleeveless, and has a garniture of flowers to match. One of the most comfortable breakfast Jackets Is of quilted silk, made with a loose front and fitted J.ack. The rolling collar, sleeves and border are embroidered with colored silk. These garments come in several colors, and breakfast gowns In the same effect are worn over silk petticoats of con tracting colon. A new finish for the tra:n of a wedding gown con sists of a lung spray of roses beginning at the waist and extending down the train, with a widen- In- effect at the . mi. The same floral decoration Is carried out on the front imr.el of th» skirt and one large rOM i-s worn at the top of the corsage. Another new idea for weddings Is to have the bridesmaids carry silk muffs, trimmed with flowers, instead of bouquets. These muffs which pro of extra large size, am] match the hat In color have double ruffles of silk at the edges. Sterling silver belts, richly pierced and chased, made with Jointed sections to render them flexible art- worn with evening gowns. CLEARING SALE OF IMPORTED MODELS. In order to keep his force busy through the dull season S. Knelt*!, ladles' tailor, No. l East Thir tleth-st., near Fifth-aye.. who guarantees expert fitting and exclusive designs. Is offering reductions in "tailored gowns" to order. These are silk lined throughout. A clearing sale of imported models in suits and coats (sizes 3<> and 38) la also in prog ress. : * , THE TRIM XE PATTERX. A TISSUE PAPER PATTERN OF GIRT/S FIVE GORED FLARE SKIRT. NO. 4,033, FOR 10 CENTS. i fJlrls from six to twelve wear skirts cut closely like those of their elder sisters and mammas. The little model Illustrated exemplifies one of the latest styles and la adapted to many materials. The original is made of cadet blue cheviot, stitched, and includes the flounce, but all dress materials, Filk and wool, are suitable, and the 11 o v n c» can be omitted when a NO. 4.033 -GIRKS FIVE GORED IVed!^ To P cut buAhh, SKIRT. thlg Bk)rt for a Klrl eight years old four and seven-eighths yards of material 21 Inches wide, three yards 32 Inches wide or two and three-eighths yards 44 inches wide will be required. The pattern. No. 4.033. Is cut in sizes for girls six, eight, ten and twelve years old. The pattern will be sent to any address on re ceipt of 10 cents. Please give number and years distinctly. Address Pattern Department, . New- York. Tribune. • If In a hurry for pattern, send an extra two-cent stamn and. we will mall by letter Doatace In sealed envelope, ■ CHILDREN ADD TO FVXD. THE TWENTIETH CENTrRY MOVEMENT HAS ■UHIMHt SCHOOL MASS MEETING AT CARNEGIE HALL. One of the largest gatherings of Methodist Sun day school children that has taken place, in the city in the last fifteen years was at Carnegie Hall yesterday afternoon. Sixty-five Sunday schools were represented, and the hall was packed from the pit to the topmost gallery with the children and their parents and friends. The meeting was called in the Interests of the Twentieth Century Thank Offering Fund, and be fore it was ended a large amount of money had been subscribed by the children. Promises of monetary gifts were given by many of the older persons. The two largest subscriptions were one of $3,000 from the Tremont Sunday school and an other of $1,000 from John S. Sill. No. 240 West Forty fifth-st. Besides several addresses, there was a song ser vice by a trained chorus of tive hundred children and the audience. Tall Esen Morgan acted as musi cal conductor, and Mrs. A. S. Newman as organist. The Misses Park accompanied with cornets. After an opening prayer by the Rev. Pr. Charles W. Mlllard and a hymn by the chorus, the audience was addressed by Bishop Edward tt. Andrews. "I really bellevn the year of the Jubilee has come." he said. "If this splendid movement con tinues, church trustees will soon be freed from worry, and the churches will soon be free of debt. May this grand gathering be the harbinger of a great movement in all our cuurches toward up building them spiritually and financially! While the poverty and crime of the congested tenement dis tricts are bad enough, those two features of our city life are showing marked improvement over the conditions «>f a few years ago. The betterment of the social conditions of the people in the tenement house district has been marked during the short time in which the present governmental adminis tration has been in existence. I'nder the new re gime of head officers the Police Department is emerging from its chaotic state. I want to thank our loyal Mayor for what he has already done for the city." The Rev. E. S. Tipple, who planned the meeting. spoke of the Twentieth Century movement. Over J3f!O.(W had already been raised, he said, to be ap plied to church Indebtedness. Four hundred thou sand dollars must be had. and it was coming. A subscription of $10 from every scholar in every Methodist Sunday school in the city was desired. The government had permitted a special Issue- of thnnk offering stomps, and all should take advan tage, of this to get money. The Rev. George P. Kckman declared that the churches had been too delinquent in the cancella tion of church indebtedness, and urged everybody present to subscribe to the fund. John D. Slayhaek. who presided, said that $*520. 000 had been pledged to the J1, 000.000 fund. Tne money would he used as follows: SIfSO.OOO toward the part endowment of St. Christopher's Home for Orphan and Destitute Boys and Girls of the Sun day Schools of the Methodist Episcopal Church: the same amount for the proper equipment and the part endowment of the New-York Deaconess Home and Training School; the same amount to increase the vested fund for superannuated ministers, their widows and orphans, and $700,000 for the liquidation of mortgages on the Methodist Episcopal churches of this city, including the Five Points Mission. Of the aggregate already subscribed. $?9.n00 wan for the first of these purposes. $6O.Oi)0 for the second and $300,000 for the fourth. Before the. movement was ended Mr. Slayback expected that two million converts would bo made and $20,000,000 raised. PRAISE FOR AfR. JEROME. THE REV. PR. X A. BANKS THINKS HIS HOME AMONG THE POOR WILL, DO MUCH GOOD. The Rev. Pr. Ix>uls Albert Banks spoke by way of prelude before his sermon last night in Grace Methodist Episcopal Church on "District Attorney Jerome and his house among the poor." He said In part: We have had university settlements and college settlements under the direction or the Young Peo ple's religious societies, in the slums of our great cities, but In many ways the most unique and significant settlement is the last one. which Is to be presided over by District Attorney Jerome. The other settlements have had the worthy purpose to bring religion and good manners and pure social fellowship within reach of the poor and the wicked. But District Attorney Jerome proposes to bring law and Justice within reach of the classes handicapped by poverty and ignorance and sin. He proposes that the poor shall be not only per mitted but encouraged to make known to the District Attorney any attempt to blackmail or swindle or tyrannize over them because of their Ignorance or poverty. The District Attorney's home is to be an office. Every night it is to be open house, where any mistreated man or woman may come for advice, and protection. The idea strikes me very favorably. It In unique and unusual, but good enough to be true. There la no doubt that terrlhiv as the rich merchants have been bled, again and again, by blackmailing politicians, no one suffers so bitterly as the people of small means, who dare not risk the loss of their meagre resources by Incurring the enmity of a vlUanous policeman or a corrupt, blood suck- Ing ward heeler. The very fact that the District Attorney lives among these people and is daily accessible to them, and that any complaint they shall make will be mercilessly investigated and the guilty ptirtles brought to justice, will prevent an enormous amount of that kind of villany. If the plan is carried out In good faith Mr. Jerome will do more to eradicate the spirit of annrchy than any other one thing within reach in the city. There is a bitter feeling among multitudes of poor people In our cities caused by a widely prevalent conviction that the protection of the law is the luxury of th<* rich and is beyond the reach of the people who live in the poor tenements. If Mr. Jerome can bring about a revolution of feeling on this subject and prove that the law Is ready to thrust its safeguards around the poor man and avenge his eppressor as quickly as It would the oppressor of the rich he will be a public philan thropist. 1 wish well to this new I^aw Settlement among the poor. LARGEST AMERICA'S TEBBEL. WIT. I, BE LAUNCHKD ON FEBRI'ART 8- LKNCrBH, Vtfi FEET: GROSS TONNAGE, 12,000. (ht IIIKIIHI t > the TtJinrxE.l Philadelphia. Jan. 26.- The largest ship eve* built in America will slide down the ways cf Cramps' shipyard on February ft It will he named the Kroonland. and when completed will ply be» tween New-York and Southampton. Between her stem and stern post tho Kroonl.ind will measure St>> feet, and to this her over all or deck measurement will add enough to make her practically a fW-footer. She will he «» feet wide, and from decklim to keelson will measure 42 feet. On a displacement of 18.008 tons she will draw 26 feet of water. Her gross registered tonnage is 12.000. nosriTii. cn\TßiFtrTmys. Charles I.anler. No. 17 Nassau-st., the general treasurer of the Hospital Saturday and Sunday Association, reports the following additional con tributions to the collection now In progress: FROM THE, PAINT AND VARNISH TRAPES. (By A. H. An'»bach«r. treasurer.) National Lead Co 1001 J. Pfetfcr IIS A. rt. Ansbaoher & C 0... •"•< l Artier Cnlor & (Them. Co.. IO K. caiman * Co £'> F. I* Lav.-nl.eric 10 Mayer A Ijocwensteln. . . . 23 lilnney A Smith 10 Standard Varnish Works. -'> S. p. UVthfrill Co JO I> P. Tiomann * C 0..... 25 M H*i-rm<in & Co 10 R. J. "VVaddeU * '".> 2."> Edward Smith * Co in A W. Everett * < '<> '-'"■ M. Bwteg Fox & Co 10 Cabrloll * Sotmll 25! A. W. Smith li> H. Kohnstamm ACo ■ -"• 1 Berry Brothers 10 Plnge« A Weinman 251 J. M Huhcr 10 N. J. Zinc Co -•"• Hammlll A. Glllaepte 10 Harrlnon Bros A Co •£> fhtlton Paint Co 10 J. W. Mapury & Son 25 M. M. O'Brien 1" A. Keppelraann 15|Cash 5 FROM THE COAL TRAPE. my Ward * CHyphaM i Ward * Olyphant $7.VMeek««r * Co .|2R William H-.rre A Co SO Whitney & K«mm#rer ... 25 Bttckaey, Conynham A Co 25 F<ight«r ft. Marshall 23 Wllltnm* * Peters 2.". Frederick A. Pott» & Co.. 25 Tarrlsh. Phillip* A Cm... 25 R. m. orphan: 25 Plckeon A Eddy 2."> A. F. Hill & Co 15 FROM CHINA AND SLUM TRADES. (By I*. S. Owen, secretary of Crockery Board of Trmd« ) I* Strand A S.>ns Kn.lermann * Churchill. . . $.". Goo. Borgfeldt A Co 25' Fensterer & Rune !V Lazarus. Ro— A Om F. Bansett * Co .'> tinman 10 Oerard. Dufraiaaetx A Dawn & Potter 10 Abbot 3 Hanaburger A Co 10 Havlland * Abbot 8 Strobel & Wilken Co 10 Hugh C. Edmlnston 5 C rvnrfllnßer & Sons.. . 1 (1 Davld«on Brothers 5 c. Ahrenfeldt A Son •"> It. Sllmmon & Co 5 William R. N..p 5 Frledlander A Oilmen 5 I^ouls Brass :.. ft. William I* Blkrs 5 C. U T>wene<>r 5 Vogt A Dose .», Koscherak Brothers •'• M. Klrchberper ft Ch 3 Johnunn Brothers ,5 Surplus from Sound Money W. 8. Pltcalrn ■! Association of Trad*. .6l 73 THE WOMAN'S FI'XD. Mrs. Jam°s Speyer, No. 257 Madlson-ave. . treas urer of the Woman's Auxiliary of the Association, reports the following additional contributions t» the Woman's Fund of the collection: Mrs. Philip Niles $25 Ml»h MacCulloch Miller Si Mrs. W. C. RrownlnK. ... 20 Mrs. Frederick F Cook* 5 Mrs. J. A. Burden 10 Mrs. John J. Rlker ' 3 Mrs. Henry L*. Wardwell. 10 1 Mrs. M. V. R. Johnson' "' a Mrs. Frederick Swift 10 Miss Anna W. Davenport' 9 Mrs. A. A. Robert 10 Mrs. Arthur Welman ' 6 Mrs. Henry Guggenheim. Id, Mrs. T. T. Frellnshuysen. ft Ml«s Ellen D. Hunt 10 Mrs. O. Kortright. ... 6 Mrs. W. L Detmold ... 10 Atlas (Sraee Scoville " 3 Mrs. Nathan Chandler... 10 Mrs. Stanford White 3 Miss E. de- O. Cuyler.... 10 Mrs. Cadwalader Evans'.. l 5 Mlsa Alice D. Ssward.... I Mrs. James A. Wright . 5 Mrs. F. P. Forster. ...... 6 Mrs. Charles F. Odde«. ." 3 Mrs. Percy A. elntxr*. 6 i Mls« L>or», L. Aahmor^.. A 2 TOC AT IOX ME AX 8 OF UPLIFTFSG. PROFESSOR APLER POINTS OUT -THE POWER HELD BY EMPLOTER3 OP LABOR. "Wealth getting and wealth spendln* In their re lation to the spiritual life were discussed by Pro fessor Felix Adler yesterday in a lecture before th» Society for Ethical Culture at Carnegie Hall, en titled "The Spiritual Life of the Rich " The lecture was one in a series on "Fundamentals of the New Morality." Professor Adler will end the series next Sunday with a lecture on "The Spiritual Life of the Poor." "We remember the story of the rich young 1 man who came to Jesus and asked him what he. should do In order to get saved." said Professor Adler. "The great Teacher told him. to sell all that he had. give the proceeds to the poor and take up his cress and follow Him. • "If a young man came to me with the same ques tion my answer would be somewhat different. I ■would say to him: 'It is not necessary for you to give- up your wealth or your position. I will show you a way in which you can keep your wealth, «tay where you are and still lead the highest and most spiritual life/ But the wealthy who will keep his wealth and lead the highest kind of a life must ask himself one question: 'What right have I got to these privileges, this position I occupy In a world so full of misery and poverty T No one can answer th« question of the young man. I imagine, without first having answered that question for himself." ■ He continued in part as follows: You are not the intellectual class. We do not occupy our positions because of our own merits. It is frequently said that any poor man can work, his way up In the world. Nonsense, lies fraud: No poor man can work his way up in our days units* he be an exceptional genius. No, we are not what we are because of our own merits. We are what we are because society has not as yet discovered a system by which true merit can unfailingly work Its way to the front. What then? Mast we abdi cate? By no means. Those occupying positions of power must stay, because they are necessary to tne performance of certain functions until a better and more perfect system has been evolved. But you must stay with a consciousness that you are there merely for the performance of those functions The acquisition of wealth must be an incident, not aa end. • A3 to whether the employer of labor for perform ing this function should receive^ the disproportion ate share of the profits he is receiving, that is an other question. Morally speaking. I don't think he should. But there will come a change In this. Th» disproportionate rewards come as a result of ex ceptional business capacity, executive ability and power to organize, and as those become more gen eral through better education the disproportionate rewards will pass away. The question Is. then. Shall the young man. go Into business; shall he become an employer of labor? Let me say to the young man that of all tne positions life can offer him there is none that I con sider more- hopeful, ethically, than that of a large manufacturer, who employs a large number of workingmen. for there Is no position which gives greater opportunities for progressive ethical work, none that yields larger opportunities for spiritual life in the highest sense of that word. X d^flr.e is spiritual the life that tends to awaken In others t-^je slumbering mental and spiritual possibilities. Why should not in the future employes be brought together and have the rules of the factory In which, they work explained to them and discussed, so that they may become free men according- to the Ideas of Aristotle, who says that those only are frea who both direct and obey. There Is nothing: which so distinguishes modern times from antiquity as the firm beliefs of the latter age in the inflexibility of human nature and character, of the stationary nature of the world and all the- things that ar» In the world. The ancients believed that the world stood still. They 'believed that one man was born to be a slave and another to be a noble, and that nothing could change this. This Idea. was responsi ble for the system of caste In India. But It there 13 anything which characterizes our age It Is the movement that has come not only Into the world, but into our conception of the world and the things In It. . • When you look at the worklngman, do not look at him through the eyes of the Brahmin or through the eyes of Aristotle, but look at him through modern eyes. Do not look at his blurred eyes. his dull countenance, his crooked and bent form, as at the hallmark of a lower order. If you were a bigger man than you are. with a bigger heart and a broader Intellect, you could have straightened that bent form and made those- dull features as clear as the noonday sun. and It is to your ever lasting shame that you have not done It. You may perceive that I am trying to bring home to you a distinct type of social reform. Instead of individualism, which concerns itself about the de velopment of the individual as.the highest good, in stead of socialism, which alms at a collective good. I contend that If we could come to look upon social evolution as a reconstruction of the entire schema of vocations, with th« object of making each voc» tlon a blessing to the man who follows it, V* should have accomplished our end. I am animated by the Idea that the vocation of every man should be such that it would uplift and bless him. The mistake of social reforms up to the present time has been that we have sought to uplift and educate and enlighten the workingman In his leisure hours after his work is done. The work itself should be the means of uplifting and culture. I? you ask me how a rich man should spend his wealth. I would answer. "Just as at a. banquet a self-respecting man will take only what is seemty and salubrious, so at the banquet of wealth th"» self-respecting rich will take only what Is seemly The very rich should live as he would do If he was not very rich. MOVXT SINAI HOSPITAL MEBTrXO, SUBSCRIPTIONS TO THE BTTLDrNa FCNT> AGTRS GATE *1 2&4.281 76. The annual meeting of the Mount Sinai Hospital was held yesterday at the dispensary bafldln*;. No. 149 East Sixty-3eventh-3t. Isaac "vTallach. re-elected] president, was In the chair, and read the annual report. He emphasised the need of the hospital for funds sufficient to carry on the enlarged work I-. the last year expenses of the hospital wern UtMK There were 3.196 patients treated, of which 2.356 were free patients. The subscriptions to the building fund for th» new buildings in course of construction amount to H. 294,281 76. The amount needed for the work is $l,»SO,0Ou. The new hospital will have accommoda tion for 422 patients. The gifts !n the year were $45.0«. which Include* a gift of IM.fWO from "friends through Emanuel Lehman" and $3.iiV> from their children In com memoration of the golden wedding of Mr. and Mrs Louis Stix. The J38.000 was from a man and his sister— not Hebrews— in recognition of the noo sectarian character of the hospital. The treas urer's report showed a balance on hand of $8,39848. These officers and directors were declared elected for the ensuing term: President. Isaac Wallach: vice-presidents. Isaac Stern and David Wtle: treas urer. E. Asiel: secretary. Louis M. Jonephthal: directors for four years. Henry Oitterman Simon Rothschild. Leopold Weil. Morris S. Barnet and, Henry Ickelheimer; directors for t»rm expiring De cember 31. 1504. M. Guggenheim, Jefferson Sellgmaa and Henry Morgenthau. FOR A RC MAX I AX JEW COLOXY. ~~ PEOPLE BMQH HFTRE BT PERSBCTTTOV AP PEAL FV>R AID. More than two hundred Rumanian Jev* as sembled in a hill at No. 98 Forsyth-st. yesterday and agreed on a statement which will be pre sented this week to representative Hebrew charities and to a number of wealthy Hebrews known for their philanthropy. These Rumanian Jews hay« formed an organization which they call the Ce> operative Industrial Colony, and they hope that they can get a tract of land somewhere In the t'nited States where they may bring their tta^Btm and establish a colony. After the meeting P. Reiss. the chairman, said to reporters : Most of the members of the Rumanian colony la the United States have been here only a few months or even weeks. The reason for this sudden im migration Is -found In the anti-3emitV persecution in Rumania. Many of those here wer» assisted to come by the Alliance Israelite Universelle but the 4 " families are still in Rumania, and they have no means to bring them here. As they cannot sneak the English language. I- is difficult for them to ret 9 tart wln . this emergency we appealed to th« Hebrew charities, but they did not give the kind of help that was needed. This statement has teen denied, but we can produce one hundred and «5 men who were sent away fron> New-York, and who had to com** back, often walking and besting aion? the way. This was because proper care was not taken in arranging for work. For instance a tin smith was sent to take a job as a clerk Ink c l< ? 1 t , 1 ? " tore - l know of another case where- ■ skilled jeweller was sent to work in a coal mine. N..w. we wish to ha J* it distinctly understood that we are not asking for charity. We don't want to be supported— we want an opportunity to work Certainly a people driven away from their country by religions persecution, separated from their fam* lues and destitute, are entitled to sympathy S. KNEITEL^ Ladies' Tailor, 1 East :ti)lh St.. »ar .%th At*. CLEARING OUT SALE OF OUR ELEGANT & IMPORTED MODELS. SUITS and COATS, 36 and 38 sizes, * AT REDUCTION OF 50 PER CENT.' And there la marvellous beauty to choose from. Gowns that win compel admiration for the wearers in any a» sembly. Made by th« most famous Paris couturier?* lIKKOHK FEU. IST we have decide* to o«er out fcandaotne Tailored Gown* to order, cilk lined, for Only 8 53 ; regular price, $80. The. M cloths of Europe's best productions to select from. - This reduction !i mad« to keep our tore* bu*y- duxw l&C toft XI 4. LrLt 9 JL. *V3 il^ft - — - *- . — — *m~ —— • .-^ 5