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APATHETIC STATE CLUBS
SIX OUT OF 212 RESPOND TO CIRCULAR
SENT OUT BY MRS. ZABRISKIE.
Mrs. CcrreMus Zabrlskie. president of the New-
Tcrlc State Federation, who has just returned from
n visit up the State, was seen yesterday at her
hone by a Tribune reporter, to whom she said:
I have t*en trying to rouse the clubs from the
spathv that seems to have fallen over them. l sent
out a'circular letter in the fall, asking replies be
fore the middle of January. The subject was most
Important, being a request that the sentiment of
each of the 212 clubs In this Slate regarding the
reorganization of the General Federation should be
made known to me. in order that the twelve dele
gates representing the State may know how to act
it the Los Angeles biennial, In May. The reor
ganization, of course. Involves the vexed color ques
tion, and the final decision of the one will settle
the other
To!' letter only six club? have responded, and
they have ail favored intrusting the matter to the
Judgment of the delegates.
Regarding the proposed State Industrial school
Mrs- Bsbrlairle said: "The quiescence and acquies
cence cf the clubwomen in anything and every
thing- that the committee on the Industrial school
may plan la complimentary but far from helpful to
its chairman, Mrs. Dore Lyon."
The lack of Interest shown in the circular sent
by the oammtttee, sulrfng a contribution of at least
Jl from each of the thirty thousand clubwomen In
the State for the establishment of the institution.
Is discouraging. Tho National Society of New-Eng
land V»"omen, Chiropean and Prospect clubs, of
Brooklyn, and a small club in Auburn are the only
ones from which a sound has been heard,' so the
project is still "In the air."
As to the need of such a school public sentiment
throughout the State is agreed, but when It comes
to definite action women seem averse to saying
' anything for or ap:dnst it. A misapprehension in
the putlic mind has possibly led to this apathetic
attitude. There has gone abroad a feeling that the
purpose of ihe school is not bo much to teach do
mestic science, and thus aid in the settlement of
the knotty domestic service problem, as to turn
nut accomplished milliners and dressmakers. As
projected, on the contrary, domestic science will
receive firs: attention, and no efforts will be spared
to Five to that department every benefit to be de
rived from modern scientific advancement.
Referring to the relation which the individual
rhib bears to the Federation. Mrs Zabrtskle re
gretted the attitude assumed by so many societies.
"Not a few of them." she said, "seem to regard
the State organization as a big slot machine, into
•which you are to put your annual dues and in re
turn grind out some sweetmeat adapted to each
especial club taste. The fact is that the Federation
Is a co-operative interest and force which requires
th© help of eacn individual club to make It achieve
me greatest possible benefit to the State and com
munity. Unk-ss each does Its part, however, tna
reneral lety can never have a substantial
basis."
In Mr?. Zabrlskie's opinion, a personal acquain
tance of the Federation officers with the clubs
taroueho-Jt the State is needful, If interest is to
be kept alive In the work of the Federation. It Is
her purpose, during her term of office, to meet
each club, and she has already visited more than
half.
At preset the chief Interest centres In the work
«f the library committee, which Is endeavoring to
establish permanent libraries In towns and vil
lages where there have never been public libraries.
Two such libraries have already been started, and
two other applications are now being considered
by the committee.
"It is the purooso of the committee to co-operate
with the State, and not to Interfere with the work
cf the State," Mrs. Zabriskie explained. "A pref
erence will be shown to places in which there are
federated clubs, and the work of the Federation
will cease as soon as libraries are In a condition
to re: ■-•- State aid "
Mrs. ZabrisUe believes that a few definite plans
find purposes so well established as to be un
moved by change of administration are essential
to the continued prosperity of the Federation.
"Durins' the last rear, ten or twelve <;->,>< have
been added to the Federation. While the enthusi
asm cf women In this Staf- for club organization
is in [jo way diminishing." said Mrs Zabriskle.
"women arc- concentrating their efforts on fewer
Focieties and are consequently doing better work
in a Bnor< limited field. New organizations aw
•Mabliehed with more definite purposes than
formerly, town improvement being a leading .n
>«rest throughout the State. Especially in propor
sanitation ar.d the establishment of libraries have
the clubs boon active during the winter."
WADLEIGB ASSOCIATION LUXCHEOX.
to welcoming the members and guests who at
tended the luncheon held on Saturday at the Hotel
Manhattan by the Lydia F. Wadleigh Association
Mrs. Susan K. Bourne, the president, called at
tention to th - fact that the gavel she used was
Btadt from wood taken from the old Twelfth-st.
f.hool building.
Mr«. Bourn spoke on "A Birthday." referring
to the fact that the association was holding the
Imcheba on the date of Miss Wadleigh's birth.
end after paying a tribute to her memory she In
troduced Dr. Huntef, saying: "All men do not
always recognize all the greatness in all women.
There Is one man who recocnlzed the greatness
In one woman, and that was Dr. Thomas Hunter."
"A Work Well Done" was the subject- of Dr.
Hunter's address. In the course of which he said
«f Miss Wadleigh: "She taught a patriotism never
eurpafsed by the patriotism of Lincoln himself."
He also alluded to her success in establishing a
nigh school, in spite of opposition difficult to
overcome, as an "honor beyond all others, and
jarpely <Jue to enerry. perseverance and New-Eng
land 'gumption,' which »-he possessed to a re
markable decree. "
i# Miles M. O'Brien, who was to have spoken on
fAf 'A School Weil Narr.ed." was prevented at th«
laet moment from coming, and sent a telegram
£i regret. In making this announcement Mrs.
Houm« said: "No matter how hard we might have
*'ork*-d. and our friends might have worked, too.
Je never would have had that name for the school
r.&A it not been for Miles M. O'Brien."
Tba Chautauqua salute of waving handkerchief*
"\V* tr<i the mention of Mr. O'Brien's name.
Was Isabella Russell, who brought a greeting
; '.;m the Wadleigh High School, said in part:
i.my day is full of interest. I bring most cord
l«! greetings from the girls of the WadMph High
P r hool."
HOUSEHOLD ECOXOitIC EUCHRE.
M.-« M. W. Brooks, chairman of th» way« and
means committee of the New- York State House
hold Economic Association, announces that in
arter to raise funds for the work of the assocla-
U° n lTr '£ progressive euchres will be given at
till ■£" Clermont-ave.. Brooklyn. The dates as-
HP** ■*■ February 17, March 17 and April 14.
*°«S will be accommodations for one hundred
_ 0> s<-n at each game, and ten prizes.
Colgate's
NEW PERFUME
Dactylis
PHENOMENALLY LASTING AND FRAGRAM
"ODPTTTES" IX BOAS.
FOR ST. VALE\TI\ES DAY.
NOVELTIES IN CARDS. JEWELS AND FLOW
ERS TO BE SENT AS LOVE MESSAGES.
The approach of St. Valentine's Day this year
finds no decrease in the number of charming novel
ties suited to the tender sentiment of the season.
A unique idea that is finding favor is a message
on the familiar yellow sheet and purporting to
come from the "Matrimonial Union Telegraph Com
pany." with "numberless offices in America" and
"cable service to the world." Dan Cupid Is presi
dent and general manager. The. message reads:
My Sweetheart:
I send my love to you by wlr«.
Sweetheart, for you my heart's on fire.
YOUR, VALENTINE.
Another and more attractive token Is heart
shaped. In a moonlit landscape, wreathed with
lilies of the valley, two birds are cooing, and be
neath them are the words: "How happy Just we
two could be."
"Two hearts that beat as one" is Illustrated by
innumerable designs, and single hearts are sur
mounted with fair heads of maids and nymphs. On
a folding card one meets the query: "What Is
life?" and upon opening It Is confronted with:
"Without a wife?" A particularly pretty conceit
Is in the form of a chariot of violets drawn by
cupids. It bears the message, "To my sweetheart":
These flowers, so sweet and blue.
Are laden with my love for you.
On a hook and eye design is the, declaration:
"These two always go together," and a match
across a heart accompanies the query: "Will you
match mo?"
A great variety of comic expressions are found
smor.g heads which are made of clam shells and
glued to cards, the faces being traced In Ink.
Even the Jewellers have entered the contest and
are showing no end of fascinating brooches, lockets
and pendants, all heart shaped, of course, and the
most costly lncrusted with pearls and diamonds.
Tine lovers' knots, too, are In favor, and so are
flowers of many kinds, the latter made of enamel
or fresh water pearls. The flowers. Indeed, are
much liked by the swain who understands the lan
guage of flowers and who chooses with care the one
conveying beat his particular message.
Flowers, as messengers of St. Valentine, will
have an unwonted popularity this year, and florists'
books are already well tilled with orders for tho
purpose. The old floral dictionaries, In fact.
studied diligently by young people of ye olden
time, have been more eagerly sought than u«ual
this year by youths and maidens.
The confectioners, not to be behind, are display-
Ing great varieties of favors, costly bonbonnieres
and fancy confections.
A woman of ninety-two years, telling of the val
entines of her girlhood, says they were always
homemade and cut out of very fine paper, Into
exquisite la eel Ike designs, with the verses written
on the unperforated sections of the many folded
sheets "Many times a flower was placed in the
valentine," she says, "and we thought they were
rare treasures, too! We didn't have BO many
things in those days, and we enjoyed them more;
besides, people were more sincere, and 'married
for love .i!.'! worked for riches.' "
St. Valentine was a presbyter of the Church, who
Buffered martyrdom under the Emperor Claudius,
about 270 A. D. An ancli m writer says: "We have
searched the legend of St. Valentine, but there Is
no occurrence in his life th it could give riso to
the custom practised on February 14." Wheatley
says: "St, Valentine was a man of most admirable
parts, and bo famous for his love and charity that
the custom of choosing valentines upon his fes
tival took Its rise from thence."
Bourne says: "It Is a ceremony never omitted
among the vulgar to draw lots, which they term
valentine, on the eve before Valentine Day. The
names of a select number of one sex are chosen by
an equal number of the other, put Into some vessel,
and, after that, every one draws ,i name, which
for the present Is called their valentine, and Is
looked upon as a good omen for their being man
and wife afterward."
In 147>i th" custom of choosing valentines was a
sport practised In the homes of the. gentry In
England.
In 'The Connoisseur" of 1770 is found the follow
ing account of a curious species of divination as
practised on Valentine Day or eve: "Last Friday
was Valentine Day. and the night before I got
five bayleaves and pinned four of them to the four
corners of my pillow and the fifth to th«- middle,
and then if I dreamt of my sweetheart. Betty said
we should be marrit d before the year was out. But
to m.'ike It more sure, i boiled an <~i^ hard and took
out the yolk and filled It with salt, and when I went
to bed ate It. shell and all. without speaking or
drinking after it. We wrote, our lovers' names upon
bits of paper and rolled them up In clay and put
them into water, and the first that rose was to bo
our valentine. Would you think it. Mr. Blossom
was my man. I lay abed and shut my eyes all
the morning, till lie came to our bouse; for I
would not have, seen another man before him for
all the world."
WO MA V BUFFR < OISTR A BSE VRI.fXG.
Washington, Feb 9.— The International Woman
Suffrage Congress will be called to order In this
city on Wednesday, and will remain in si
about a w>-r-k. Already a few of the leaders In
th<> woman suffrage movement are In the city.
Susan B. Anthony, who relinquished the presi
dency of the National American Woman Suffrage
Association two years ago, has arrived here, and
will preside the riFst evening, when addresses «in
be made by the pioneera In the cause. The speak
ers that evening will all be more than seventy
eight yean of age. Miss Anthony has completed
:rth volume of t tie- history of the woman
suffrage mov< roent, on which *h< has been at work
for two sears.
THE TRIBUNE PATTERS.
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WALKING PETTICOAT. NO. 4,037.
FOR 10 CENTS.
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dress on receipt of 10 cents. Please give number
and waist inches distinctly. Address Pattern De
partment. New-York Tribune. if in si hurry for
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mall by letter postage In sealed envelope.
NEW-
YOBK DAILY TRIBUTE. MONDAY. FEBRUARY 10. IM£
READING FOX THE BLIND
MANY WEARY HOURS ARE LIGHTENED
BY A LIBRARY FOR THEIR
SPECIAL NEEDS.
After fourteen years of enforced Idleness Tlthout
a resource with which to while the weary hours a
blind woman of ninety is now passing happy days
reading with her fingers the pages of her Bible.
In another part of the city a man of sixty, who
lost hid sight a few years ago. is devouring eagerly
the books which are brought to him from the
library for the blind. The man had been a com
positor, and his ringers were callous with the work
of typesetting. As soon as he learned that it might
be possible for him to learn to read he was anxious
to do so, hut his fingers were so hardened that he
could hardly feel the raised characters. By patience,
however, he finally was able to read with his
thumb. This, of course, was slow, and by the ad
vice of his teacher. Mrs. C. Frances Kellock, he be
gan a course of treatment for the middle finger of
his right hand, and tepid water, castlle soap, pumice
stone and oil. patiently applied day after day, have
restored the member to Its desire,) sensitiveness
An aged woman with a basket of strings and
notions and her Bible open before her Is a familiar
spectacle in the shopping district of Fourt^enth-st.
She sat there many years before she learned to
read. After she acquired the' accomplishment her
pastor gave her the big hook which is her daily
companion.
In a humble home on the lower East Side a
blind youth and an aged grandfather, both Hebrews
and strangers in this country, are whtllng time
that would otherwise be tedious with a comparative
study of the English and the Hebrew Scriptures.
"While the boy slowly traces his finger over the. un
familiar English words the old man reads the cor
responding passage in Hebrew. At present they
are reading the Bonk of Numbers. The persons
mentioned and sixty other owe their ability to
read raised type to the efforts of a man. blind like
themselves. Richard Randall Ferry, president and
founder of the New-York Free Circulating Library
for the Blind, at No 121 West Ninety-flrst-st. All
have received Ins' u^tion from Mrs. C Frances
Kellock, visitor of .c library.
SEVERAL SYSTEMS USED.
A large proportion of the people who lose their
fight do so after adult or middle life and when they
have passed the age limit of the Blind Institute. To
such the library can be of no benefit until they hav<»
learned to read raised type. Of the several systems
Of raised type in use for the blind the library has
book! in New-York point, "Boston line," "Moon"
type. English Braille and American Braille. Those
printed In "Moon" type are easily read, as the let
ters are much like the ordinary English alphabet,
and this system is quickly learned by most adults.
At the outset of the enterprise a list of the poor
blind of the city was obtained from: the Department
of Charities, and every blind person In this city re
ceived a visit.
"No one can understand until they have seen It."
Bays Mrs. Kellock. "how delighted the blind are
when they learn that they may again be ab'.e to
read. The moment I speak of reading an expres
sion I can never describe cornea Into their faces.
Most of them have become accustomed to the use
of their fingers In deciphering raised letters on
milk bottles, tin cans, the stove and various house
hold utensils in which there are. pressed letters.
Once they have, learned to read It is utterly Im
possible to keep them supplied with all the reading
matter they want."
DELIVERS BOOKS TO RICH AND POOR.
Mrs. Kellock delivers books to patrons of th«
library who are too poor or for any reason are.
unable to call for them, and her circuit Includes all
parts of this city, as well as adjacent cities, such
as Hoboken. Jersey City, Newark, etc.. and luxuri
ous homes, as well as those of the greatest poverty.
Among her pupils and beneficiaries are men and
I women who are keeping news stands, peddling
pencils and notions, and in one way or another
trying to keep from the almshouse. Rich and poor
alike receive Instruction and books free of any ex
pense to themselves Mrs. Kellock Is always glad
to learn of blind people who wish instruction or '
books. Eight woman and two men in the alms
house on BlackweU'a Inland have learned to read
raised type, as a result of her weekly visits, and
books are taken to them regularly.
The work of the Library for the Blind started
from a letter written by Mr. Ferry and published In
The Tribune of November 12, I*'«. It wan as fol
lows:
To the Editor of The Tribune.
Sir: I wish to thank you for the information I
have received from an article in your Sunday edi
tion of The Tribune, which gave a description of
the Free Circulating Library for the Blind, located i
at the Church of the Messiah, in Brooklyn. The ]
Information la a godsend to me, and I nssure you •
] shall lose r.o tin;.- In availing myself of the use of I
these books l learned the New-York point system ,
about two years since, but to my surprise I Found j
there was no library for the blind In this city, and I
no books were to be bad except by buy! them at j
from $3 to 1450 ■ volume. As blind persons as a !
rule are not bless* with an overabundance of this >
world's goods, books at thin price are a luxury few |
can afford to Indulge In. Is It not a shame that In i
this city of New- v.irk-ni •■ of th- largest In the I
world— there is no free circulating library for the j
blind, with Looks, religious and secular, printed In i
line letters and New-York point, for free use by all •
the worth] blind? Bui I feel sure that this is duo j
to a lack of Information, and very many of our ,
charitable citizens would only be too glad to con- |
tribute to this object If the facts In the .>■•■ were .
brought to their knowledge. Who will help to
Btart a fund by being one of fifty to subscribe. $11)
each for this worthy object, which will help to
lighten the pathway through life of these people
who are In darkness? MORE LIGHT.
New-York. Nov. 12. 1834.
Bo prompt and generous were the replies to the
letter that in the following March the library was
established With sixty books for the blind and a
nucleus fund of about J.SOO. It was Incorporated
the ensuing June. Quarters, free of rent, were of
fered by Trinity Corporation In the parish house
of St. Agnes's Chapel, and have been occupied ever
since. As soon as the. new building of the Public
Library Is completed, the library will move Into
permanent rooms, which are to be fitted for it
there, and will become a part of that institution.
With 1.546 books and 41- pieces of music, the library
is now said to be the largest free circulating li
brary for the blind In this country. Besides a
blind department In the Public Library of Phila
delphia and the Blind Pavilion In the Congressional
Library, of Washington^ there are libraries for
the blind In eight other cities of the Union, and all
have been orsanized since the establishment of the
New-York enterprise.
Between 266 md -fift men, women and children are
taking booki froni the- library In this dt.\ at the
■ nine, .md their number is fast outgrowing
the limitations of its resources. Especially is more
■ id humorous reading needed, for, while the
call for standard hooks la large, sichtie PS persona
;is well as o hera need variety and entertainment.
The Bible, which la In the raised type, tills eleven
lnrge volumes.
Most of the patrons of the library prefer t<> call
for their own I ks, for visits there .ire .vents In
i heir quiet lives. Most of the men come alone, but
only one woman vent urea without an escort. Among
the patrons are a number of musicians, for whom
there la a variety of music for piano and violin.
Books may tx kept three weeks, and renewed for
two weeks longer. Under certain circumstances a
longer time Is allowed.
THE DECORATIVE PLATE SHELF.
An attractive addition to dining room or den Is
■ plate shelf, eight or ten Inches In width. In the
dining room it may extend all around, if desired,
to hold ornamental china, steins, pitchers or other
objects of which the housekeeper has a collection.
The height should conform to the wall decoration,
and the shelf may be as high as the door casing
with advantage.
In a den or sitting room, where it is Intended
for bric-a-brac, photographs and such trifles, it Is
better not to j.ut the shelving entirely around the
room, but In sections, and even at Irregular heights
There Is room tor the display of a good deal of
taste In the placing of the plate rack The articles
that are to stand upon it, the furniture of the
room the arrangement of doors and windows all
have to be taken Into consideration. The finish of
the shelf, too, is Of importance. It is better to
match the woodwork of the room. If possible.
SALARY MALL BUT REGULAR.
From The Washington Times.
"In regard to the proposition of raising the pay
of Congressmen, I recall a conversation held some
years ago between two noted Representatives from
my State." said William H. Surgent. of Texas, at
■'Both S alas: are dead One was the big brained
and good hearted David B. Culberson and the
other his colleague. Colonel Buck Kilgore. Kli
cor.- was In a discontented mood one night, and ■
remarked to his friend: 'Culberson, I'm getting
tired of this Congressional life. It's stale, and flat,
and very unprofitable. A man can't save a dollar
,if his salary. I'm going home to resume my pro
fession Confound it. how do they expect a fel
low to get along on $5,000 a year and live decently
■•I know It's mighty little. Buck— mighty little.'
quoth Culberson, 'but remember, Buck, it's power
ful r< cub" ■' "
r^^^^EM*
GOOD CHEER.
H&ve you had a kindness shown!
IH&ve you Pass a. kindness shown 1
Pass it on.
j "Twas not given for you alon« —
Pass It on.
I Let it travel down th« year*.
1 Let It wipe another's tears.
Till in heaven the deed appears-
Pass it on.
IN AUTUMN DAYS.
Soul, in thine autumn days have utmost cheer!
Sprlnc hath no flower of flowers that can contest
The splendor of the hues upon his breast
Who bearetti up the Incense o! the year.
Spring hath no fire like that within the sphere
Of autumn suns. Impassioned of the west.
Long lintrerins there— that will not sink to rest
Till „li hearts feel unrest divine and dear:
An urn of sweetness, costly past esteem.
Hear up th« Incense of thy year, O Soul!
And in the frost-bil days, when no flowrs gleam.
Let thy mere l^jives of 1 if-- be flower bright.
An I, ns thQU nearest to thy western poal.
• r glow the spirit.* orbAd light!
(Edith M. Thi'mas. In • ongrogatlonalist.
NOTICE.
Ml lottrrx -mil \iu.-« Intended for the
T. 5. S. ohnuld be n«lilrc*(»ed to The Tribune
Sunshine Society. Tribune Bnlldlnjr. Nfw-
York City.
If the above .-will ■■<•*<• Is enr^fnlly observed.
eiiiMimi vi, -in i.ms intended fur the T. S. S. will
tie le*« likely to bo ii'trnj.
SPECIAL CHEER.
Mrs A. James has sent $1; M. A. Hudson and K.
IT. Dalley, J2: Mrs. M K. Jube. $5, and R. A.
Flether, $S. as ppeclal cheer. Mary McOrath pent
ST. PATJL'B CHURCH, EAST CHESTER. OF TVHICH THE REV. DR. W. S. COFFE V IS RECTOR.
12 cents In stamps for badges for children on the
Kast Side.
m<.ici: vai,i:ntixks.
The supply of valentines thus far has been gen
erooa, and ye< there an not enough to "pass on"
to all the children whom it la desired to please on
Hits taint's day. Bo many thoughtful young people
did kindly things during the year for others that
the president will be pleased if a greeting in the
f"rm of ■ pretty valentine can be sent to each one.
CHBBRBD BY SUNSHINE.
Mrs. f'harles M. Wood, of Pennsylvania, writes
that no one will ever realise how much good the
T H. B. has done !.<r since she Joined a year ago.
"While not poor." she says, "] was In need of Just
the kind of cheer that sunshloe gives. Mrs. Parr,
of fonkers, N. V . lias sent mo much valuable
rt-a'l!])*. and Mis< B. W. Antrim, Of White Plains,
N V . has remembered rn<- regularly f<>r the last
■■.■ar and •• ni me i I eery letters. Both these mem
bers hay brightened many hour* and made my
life broader. In memory of these kindnesses I
have passed on cheer to i colored school In Rich
mond. Y.i.. which was truly appreciated."
LETTER PARTY.
The reo, • si from a Stamford (O nn.) member for
a birthday letter party for Mrs. a. M. Mansfield.
Norfolk, Conn., cam- too late to give the notice in
the column. H>-r anniversary is to-day, but a sun
shlny letter Is never amiss and a word of cheer to
an invalid who Is much of the tine alone will al
wayi '■ ptable remembrance. Mrs. Mans
fleld I? a greal sufferer fr rheumatism.
SEW BRANCH MEMBERS.
The i ompletc membership of the Simpson T. S. S.
Branch, recentb organUed at Rochester, Minn..
are Mrs Annie M. P. Tyler, president; Mrs. S.
Raymond. Mrs. Alice Hanson, Mrs. Uaale Perkins.
T.lzzie Clement. Ethe! M. and Bath C. Tyler. Rex.
Dorothy and Beverly Raymond and George H.
Tyler. Th> re baa bean an epidemic of mumps In
the town, but Mrs. Tyler writes that much neigh
borly kindness and sunshine acts were in evidence
'luring the illness in different families. Her mem
bers helped .1 faithful little mother to clothe her
five small children, and two large rag dolls were
made for children whom Santa CIaUS had forgdtten.
Warm muilis are being made for a family. Mrs.
Havilstnd sends the pages to this branch.
DISTRIBUTIONS.
jlm-v w.is distributed during last week among
s'\ families, in every case then waa imperative
need. In one case on the Baal ?ide there are nix
children and the fathei, a sober, industrious man.
naa been out of work neariy three weeks Not
once during that lime has th family had a taste
of fre«h meat, and when the mother called at the
nfflc. on Saturday there was no coal and no food.
CONTRIBUTIONS OF CHEER.
A large express box filled with excellent articles
or clothing, remnarta of flannel, of dress goods
and muslin, also shoes. has been received from "A
Friend in Dover, N. J."; two warm winter coats
for women came, without a name; one dollar's
worth of pretty valentines, with envelopes for
mailing, from James and Dorothy Dennis, of Mor
rtstown, N. J-, to make some children happy.
Miss W. Parkin will order new material to be
sent to the president of Manhattan branch No. 10.
to lie made up to. the Ellis children, and Mrs
Florence Hull Wlnterburn also offers to "pass on"
several useful articles of clothing, if needed by
this family. Bo much baa been received that the
surplus will be divided among other poor children.
A large trunk has come from Oil City. Perm.,
filled with a great variety of sunshine, which will
be distributed as soon as possible. Some, quaint
valentines came from Cliffslde, N. J.. and maga
zines from "Q. I*." of Manhattan. In an express
box from Mrs. L. M. Halsey, of New- Jersey, were
several yards of new woollen goods and new
muslin a shoulder shawl. hats and cards; an ex
cellent contribution of warm clothing, shoos, stock-
Ings a cap. etc., came from Mrs. M. A Hudson
and E. H. Dalley; another express box. Oiled with
fine underwear a dress, coat, mittens, etc.. from
Miss Conklln and "A Reader of The Tribune": the
express box and parcel received from Mrs. R. S.
Hutchlnson and her daughter-in-law, T. S. B.
members, of Flatbush. contained clothing, new
pieces of outing flannel, books, etc.. also valen
tines and toys, from Mrs. Hutchlnson's little
grandchildren. Grace, Alice and Ella. This con
tribution of sunshine la to be "passed on" to the
president of Manhattan branch No. 10. to use such
of the contents as she may consider necessary for
the Ellis family, and the remainder to go to
other children. The little girl with the lame foot
is to have first choice of the toys, etc.
COXCERTS FOR THE POOR.
The Women's Philharmonic Society of New- York.
of Which Mrs Henry Clark Co* Is president, has
arranged a series of concerts for the poor, to be
known as the Women's Pnllharmonlc district con
certs. The first will be given in the Helping Hand
Association Building. No. US West Flfty-fourth-st..
on Monday. February 21. The admission fee will
l»* five cents.
DX. COFFEY'S JUBILEE.
CELEBRATION OF HIS FIFTIETH ANNI
VERSARY IN THE EPISCO
PAL MINISTRY.
Th» Rev. Dr. W, S. Ooffey. rector of ft. Paul's
Protestant Episcopal Church, in East Chester, one of
the earliest and most widely known places of wor
ship in this country, is to celebrate his golden
Jubilee in Mount Vernon to-morrow, and arrange
ments have been made for public observance of
the occasion. The main feature of the celebration
will be a larcre reception to be held in Ascalon
Castle, the meeting rooms of Bethlehem I'ommand
ery. Knights Templar, at 8 o'clock in the evening.
This hail was chosen at the suggestion of Dr.
Coffey because of its associations with his career.
In the War of the Rebellion it was known as Union
Hall, and was a favorite meeting place of Dr. Coffey
and other anti-secessionists of Westchester County.
It was also u>ed by Dr. Coffey for many years as
the place in which he held the Christmas exercises
of hi.- S'jml.iy school Many of the boys and girls
Of Mount Vernon and Baal Chester who received
rln::ns. tin boras, dolls and other toys from Dr.
Coffey'a Christmas trees will attend the reception.
aa men and women and the parents of families.
The women of the church will have charge of the
exercises, which will consist of historical addresses,
music and refreshment*. Many of the oldest fami
lies In New-York have in times pone by worshipped
in the famous old East Chester church, and their
descendants wtll he present at the iubflee. A large
attendance of the clergymen of this and other
dioceses is also expected.
Dr. Coftey was in a class of ten which was or
dained in Grace Church. Krooklyn Heights, in I*sl
by Bishop Pelancey of the Diocese of Western
New- York. The surviving members of the class
have been invited to the jubilee. They are the Rev.
Dr. Thomas Gallaudet, of St. Ann's Church for Deaf
Mutt s; the Rev. Dr. Philander K. Cady. of the
Oeneral Theological Seminary; the Rev. Dr. Will
lam W. Olssen, of St. Stephen's College. Annandale.
iind the Rev. J. Selden Spencer, rector emeritus
Of Christ Church. Tarrytown. These are among the
oldest rectors in the Diocese of New- York.
The Hey. William Samuel OotTev was born In
this city In 18T7 He used to fly his kite when a
boy in Broadway «uid Sprtng-st.. which was then
well uptown. Dr. t'offey was a young: man. Just
fresh from his studies, when he came to the East
Chester church. He has spent fifty years in this
parish. His locks are now sr iv an 1 l.ls frame Is
bent with age but his eneagy in th»- good cause
ha- not nagged. Every morning, summer or win
ter, he can be seen going to his old sanctuary to
conduct divine worship. "We aim." he says, "to
g,\\\i a dignified, unostentatious and churchly ser
vice on every Lord's Day in the year and at such
other times as may be deemed necessary or «■
pedlent."
I>r. Coffey"s career both as a churchman and
citizen has been a most active one. and he has done
more than to gather together and pre
sente everj I hing possible that will a.Jd to the interest
In his paris!:. Besides attending to his churchly
duties Dr. Coffey has found time to serve as chap
lain of the 3d .'t'l -Tth regimenta. X. G. N. V.. and
to write several books, among them the history
of Westchester County and the hlstorv* of the town
of East Chester. In i<.>> he founded Trinity Church
of Mount Vernon He was one u'. the organizers
Of Belhlelv-m. Oommandery. Knights Templar, of
THE REV. DR. W. S. COFFEY.
Rector of St. Pauls Church, Kast Chester, who yes
terday celebrated the golden jubilee of his
priesthood.
Westchester t'ounty. and served as its first eminent
commander. Dr. Coffey has been twice married
He has two sons by his first marriage. His second
marriage took place in Washington in I^7.
CIVIL GOTERXIIEXT IX PORTO RICO. \
Charles H. Allen, the first Chil Governor of
Porto Rico, tells In the February number of "The
North American Review" "How Civil Government I
Was Established in Porto Rico." The situation i
to which Mr. Allen and his coadjutors had to ad- i
dress themselves when the military regime In '
the newly acquired Island came to an end involved i
many problems not easy of solution. The people, j
though disposed to be f ndly toward their new '
rulers, had never had any experience In self-gov- !
ernment or its practical methods. They were, be- \
sides, divided locally into factions. The whole
machinery for conducting the public affairs of |
the colony had to be created and set in motion. I
and measures had to be taken for providing the !
resources for meeting the necessary expenses of j
the government. Americans may well feel proud '
Of the manner in which the difficult problems ;
pertaining to their task were solved by those !
to whom that duty was delegated, without prece- '
dent of any kind to guide them; and Mr. Allen's
account of the work done, which forms a new- '
chapter in the history of national development. Is !
characterized by the authority which comes from i
the fact, not only that he was a participator in It
and an eye witness of It. but that the main re- i
sponsibility for the successful accomplishment of '
It rested upon his shoulders. Mr. Allen thus sums J
op the condition which existed at the clos*« of the '
Ilrst year of the new government;
The first fiscal year closed on June 30. l»rt. with :
all bills paid; with a valuation of the island of I
over $li».f^»,iV»V-a.?alnst which there was not ■
dollar of floating or funded insular debt— and with
a clean, wholesome, s.rplus of ever T? SCO OW
tirely available and subject te n--- k. Such Is the
result of the first year's American administration
of Porto Rico: civil government fully established
and running smoothly In all d> partments; a com
plete tlnrncial r» organisation, with «i lower rs»t«
of taxation than elsewhere to be found, and yet
yielding abundan' atented and
beginning to realize the teneflts of American
sovereignty, and ready lo understand, perhaps, the
real meaning: of th.- motto on their great seat.
"Prospera !ux orltur" ("A happj day is dawning" 1 -
J. B. HAGOiy TALKS <>F His MINES,
HIS PERUVIAN PURCHASE ONCE GAVE UP
MORE SILVER THAN ANY OTHER IN.
THE WORLD. HE SAYS.
According to a dispatch from Lima. Peru. lame*
B. Haggin. of this city, and A. . \V. McCune
have received from the Peruvian Government a
concession to build a railway from Oroya to Cerre
pasco. The rights were formerly held by Ernest
Thorndike. an American. Mr. Haggis was seen by
a Tribune reporter at his home. No. 537 Fifth-arc,
last night. He said that he had recently acquired
some copper mines at Ciera tie Pasco. Peru, about
seventy or eighty mil- a inland from the coast, and
that the railroad would be constructed to carry tha
metal from the mines to the coast.
"I have acquired 'he railroad rights from Mr.
Thorndike. with the approbation of the Peruvian
Government." he san'.. "We expect to complete th«
construction of the road within three or four years
at a cost of nearly >■> >.""'. It will bf a continua
tion of the Henry Meggs roa.i. The iron and ties
to be used in the construction of the road will prob
ably be shipped from America, either here or on
the Pacific Coast, although it may be decided to
get them from England. The mines have been
worked for about a hundred year?, and were orig
inally silver mines. More silver was taken out of
them than any other mines In the world. They
now produce copper, with r» little silver in It. Th*
mines are a. recent acquisition, and I have not paid
for all of them as yet. The railroad, while not de
signed for Massage* service, would transport pas
sengers so far as th> y would naturally travel there,
but except lor th-- traffic between the coast and the
mines it is not in a line of p.is.-enger traffic par
ticularly. It will be mere for th« carrying of copper
other material S"i:i^ and coming from th»
mines. We believe that J- • I build and
equip the r.'Utl."
Mr. Haggin was recently repotted as purchasing
three plots of ground in Sixty-third-st., between
Park and Lexington avea . for C0».0»o for a stable
to cost 1700.0 W. He denied that he had acquired any
property in that locality, and said that he had no
intention of erecting a stable at such an immense
coat. He own;. ■ - \ty-third-st.
and Flfth-ave.. on which 'ne intends some day to
build a hnme. and in addili ■• a modest
stable. A $7 -
DR. U.irKXY OS CBRISTIAX 0*777.
HE BELIEVES THAT IT CAN BH ACHIEVED ONX.^
ALONG THE LINI2 OF INTERDENOMI
NATIONAL CO-OPERATION.
The Rev. Dr. Donald S.i-;.- Mackay yesterday
morning in the Collegiate Church. Forty-eighth,-st.
and Flfth-ave.. preached ■ sermon on 'A Plea for
Christian Unity." Dr. Mackay believes this goal
can be reached only along the line of interdenomi
national co-operation. The idea that all Christen
dom, could be made one in creed, doctrine and
ceremonial he described as an idle dream. Dr.
Mackay said in part:
There is one pi. tlon which is most
gratifying to the ''■« was
there such a yearning for •
as to-day. It ~r\: - I nj«Jt in
our sermons, .in.i. bett< rts of all
to whom the name of Christ Is more ihan a mere
theological shibboleth.
The reformation of the sixteenth century was
founded on sanctified Individualism. The reforma
tion of the twentieth centun -if we live to see It—
will be based on I " ~ r !visin.
and one of its d' -.tares will bo unity of
churches.
Dr. Mackay gave the follow-ing conditions as being
essential to the consummation of Christian unity:
"Mutual recognition. SHStua] fovbaanamea, mutual
service and mutual prayer." He added:
It Is 3lmp!y useless to ta'.k :<hout Christian unity
I? two or threr chore .aim of
alone representing th-> true faith and doctrine. This
form o? Christian monopoly must give way to
mutual recognition where .ii; i^- nts in our a>;e who
are not against Christ must be recognised as being
claimed by Him for His OWB.
Dr. Mackay had something to !>ay about the harsh
criticism emanating :rom a set of preachers of on*
denomination a^.iinst thos.- of another. "The worst
offenders in this direction are the clergymen them
selves." he -aid. "■Futile all tilts talk of unity, as
long as the sweetest moment nf all the week fnr
some clergymen Is thai when on Monday they
gather at their little clubs and. ? ritidse
their fellow clergymen."
LEXTEX SERVICES AT ST. PAUL'S.
The addresses In St. Paul Chapelt Broadway
and Vesey-st., at the Friday noon half-hour Litany
services (12:05 p. m.) in Lent will be delivered as
follows: February 14 and 21. ay the Rev. Dr. J.
Nevett Steele. vicar of Trinity Church; February
2S an.l March 7. by the Rev George S. Pratt, rec
tor of the Church of the Archangel; March 14 and
a. by the Rev. Dr. W. H. Vibbert. vicar of Trinity
Chapel. These services are designed for business
men. and are held under the auspices of the St.
Pauls Chapel Noon Hour Guild. Short services
are held every weekday In Lent at 12:05 p. m.. and
evening prayer dally at 4:30 p. m.
WMBE 80218 OF IBMAMI MEET.
Members of the First !>istrt i af the Ind«pendeat
Order. Kree Sons of Israel, held th. ir annual con
vention yeatarday In Tuxedo Hail. M.i.!ison-aTe.
and Fifty-ninth-st. These officers were elected!:
Grand Master. Isaac Engel, First Deputy Grand
Master. WUltea Bookhete; mcond Deputy. Emit
TausiK; Third Deputy. A. King; Grand Treasurer.
A. E. Carleson; chairman of committee on finance.
J. Levison. The uruYr is t>. t: t a hall in thla
city.
S. KNEITEL,
LADIES' TAILOR, I »■«-. •"<" St.. .War st . A-r».
CLEARING OUT SALE OF OUR
ELEGANT &„ IMPOBTEO. MODELS.
SUITS and COATS, j6 and ?S sizes.
AT A REDUCTION OF 50 PER CENT.
And th»r» is marvi>llou* r^autr to choose from. Gowns
that will compel admiration for ttv» wearers in any aiS«m
b!y. Mad* by the must famous Pari* cnnturlrres
This week only we have .iecidr.i to oo>r our han<J*oci*
Tailored Gowns to order, »l!k Used, for
Only 9 33; regular price, $$o.
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