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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
"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
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.
Alba Peau dTspagne Sachet
lf not on sale al your dealer's, send vi a postal
* Bd *c wilj inform you where to obli«a U.
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.
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
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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, |
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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 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.
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.
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. : * ,
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, ■
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
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.
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.
(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
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:
(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
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
(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
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
"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
"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
• 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.
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.
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
Ladies' Tailor, 1 East :ti)lh St.. »ar .%th At*.
SUITS and COATS, 36 and 38 sizes, *
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
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