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MRS. CW. FISK. MRS. K3DDER. v sirs. REBECCA DOCGL.rSS LOWE, MRS. HARRIET A. OSTROM. MRS. STEWART HARTSHORN. President of the oenerai Fe<l«»Uoo (Photo by A. Dupont.) of Woman* dub*. T\"ith the exception of Mrs. T.owf, th«* wrunen 1n the group are delegates from well known local organizations to the federation biennial at Los Ansreles. Cal. OFF FOR BIENNIAL, -FEDERATION SPECIAL" STARTS THIS MOBXTNG FOR LOS ANGELES MANY SOCIETIES SEND DELEGATES. The large delegation from New-York and vicinity to the first bienniftl meeting of the twentieth century of th« General Federation of Women's Clubs starts this morning from the Grand Central Station in the "Federation Special." The repre sentation la said to be th« largest yet sent to a biennial. Urn Angeles. Cal.. is the place of conven tion, and everybody who could possibly go has undertaken the journey. There has lately been a pood deal of apprehen sion regarding the accommodations awaiting the delegates, as it Is asserted that the hotelkeepers of Lo» Angeles are Increasing their terms quite as If the convention were ■ world's fair or a Paris exposition. The women declare that they will not allow themselves to be "bulldozed." Just because they are women, and will live on their cars rather than pay the exorbitant prices that have been de manded from BOOM who wrote to secure rooms. The women of Los Angeles are doing their best to arrange accommodations in private houses, and it Is thought probable that the greedy hotel man may find himself "hoist with his own petard." by being deprived of the patronage that he might have had On the outward Mb the "special" -will dine at Syracuse to-day, at St. Louis. Mo., to-morrow; at Hot Springs. Ark., on Saturday; at Austin. Tex.. en Sunday; at Del Rio. Tex., on Monday; at Dem lag K. M.. on Tuesday, and on Wednesday at Los Angeles. Tho return trip will begin on May 9. and Met stops will be made at Monterey. San Jos*. Can Francisco and Sacramento. Cal.; at Salt Lake City, at Denver, at Kansas City. Mo.; at Chicago and at Niagara Falls. The clubwomen of Los Angeles have provided a varied programme of entertainment, including such artistic details as the "floral decoration of the Simpson Auditorium, where the meetings will be held The Interior of the great assembly hall will be ornamented Thursday and Friday with thou sands of calla lilies. Monday and Tuesday with masses of delicate roses, and on Thursday the deco ration will be again changed to white, carnations and feathery baaaboa. as appropriate to Memorial Day. • The numerous rest and reception rooms added to the auditorium are artistically fitted up. An Ind ian wigwam will afford tired clubwomen oppor tunity for rest upon the most costly Navajo ana rare Indian blankets, or. if Turkish rugs and lux urious divans prove more alluring, an Oriental apartment will be found near by. Cafes for luncheons will be provided Bear the auditorium. The delegations will be met on their arrival by the "trains committee." assisted by twenty-five young men from the military school of Los An geles. At many of the California towns where the various "federation specials" will stop the club women have arranged to meet the visitors with fruit and flowers. The regular programme for Thursday at Simpson Auditorium includes a meeting of the advisory council and board of directors in the morning, ad dresses or welcome and the president's address in the afternoon. Governor Gage of California. Mayor Snyder of Los Angeles, and Mrs. Kate A. Buckley, president of the California StaN- • . ration, and Mrs. J. E. Cowlos. president of the local biennial board, will make the addresses of welcome, and Mrs. Rebecca. Douglas Lowe, of Atlanta. Gh.. president of the Ger.eral Federation, will reply. The one formal reception permitted by the pro gramme committee, will be held in the evening in the Women's Club House. This clubhouse, which is situated in one of the fashionable residence avenues, is large and ornate In its architecture. It is built in the style of the old California missions. The general plan is rect angnlar with a patio at the north, and it is inclosed on Ma sides by arcades; the front corridor is V» feet in length, the north 165 feet. The building is two ftories, roofed with terra cotta tile, and its south dormer, in its skyline, suggests the belfry of San Gabriel Mission. The interior decorations are said to be rorresDondinely artistic. Besides tha treat a?f»-irih!y hal! there are several parlors, re ception rooms, cloak and toilet rooms, a large ban quet ball and a w«U equipped kitchen, butler's pantries and all the things necessary to a modern. luxurious clubhouse. In order •■ afford ample accommodations for the large numbers who will be present at the biennial reception, the patio will be canvassed and inclosed, piving an additional floor space of 35 by 165 feet. and this will be transformed into a tropical bower. On Friday morning, after the reports of officers BT,d committees, a recess will be taken to virw the floral pageant arranged by the merchants and busl- MB* men of Los Angeles. This Is Los Angeles' an nual Ha. and preparations for It began weeks ago. It Is caned "La Fit-sta de las Flores." and repre sents the history and poetry of the Western coast in tabl-aus, while hundreds of flower decked car riages are driven in the procession. Some of th© subjects to be discussed at the con vention are Industrial and educational problems, civics, forestry. Civil Service reform, art, the Audubon movement and the work of . the Con sumers* League. The biennial election docs not occur until May ?. and is likely to be an exciting event. There are four candidates for the presidency-Mrs Charles S. Denison. at this city, who la now first vice president; Mrs. Sarah Platt Decker, of Denver; Mrs. Robert J. Burdette. of Los Angeles, and Mrs. Alice Wiles, of Chicago. Mrs. Denlson has private ly said, in the most positive way. that she will .not "under any circumstances" accept the nomination. There is a strong feeling In favor of Mrs Deenr. . who is regarded as especially fitted for the .office. * sn4 many of the Eastern delegates will vote for h^r. Another session that promises much In the *>' Bf animation is that in which the question of re organization will come up This involves tne Supply Your Summer Home with COLGATE'S Fine Toilet Soaps. "color line" question, on which rock the Federa tion has been beating ever since the last biennial, to Its imminent peril of disruption. It is well known that the "officialdom" of the General Fed eration will strain every nerve to evade it, but the rank and tile are earnestly for or against the line and are determined to have the matter settled finally. The Southern clubs in general demand the ex clusion of colored clubs, but feeling is divided in the North and West. Most of the delegates go un instructed. however, even when the general senti ment of the clubs they represent is decidedly on one side or the. other. This is true of the New- York V legates, whether from the State Federa tion or Individual clubs. As a rule, they express themselves with the utmost caution, and are anxious to avoid possibility of friction with the Southern clubs. . Some, however, are opposed to anything that seems to them like a compromise of principle Of this number is Mrs. Augusta Raymond Kinder, one of the twelve delegates from the State Federa tion. Mrs Kldder said yesterday to a Tribune re porter: "As an individual 1 have strong convic tions on the subject. To lose the clubs of Southern women from the federation would be a hardship, but to exclude the clubs of colored women would be a crime. If we can exclude women otherwise qualified to enter because of their color, we must repulse the Japanese. East Indian. Chinese or American Indian women, who may some time want our co-operation, and thus debar ourselves from much good. We are women of a superior race. Well let us demonstrate it by showing tairmlnded ness and generous breadth of view. virtually, we are telling the colored women by refusing them ad mission to our ranks as fellow workers that God may tolerate them, but we have better taste: Another State delegate said: "This is not a social question. The women's clubs. If they mean anything, mean work for the mental, moral and spiritual uplifting of humanity through women. It ought to be easy for any rightminded body of women to welcome their colored sisters on the com mon basis of work for humanity. It should not be a great hardship to sit with a dozen, or even more of them, once in two years for a few hours of a few days." As nearly every club of any Importance has a "club lawyer." the delegates go with reams of legal opinion in their handbags In case of emer- Mrs.' Ralph Trautmann. president of the Women's Mrs Ralph Trautmann. president of the Women's Health Protective Association, from which she goes as delegate, Bald: "1 cannot think that we shall really have any trouble over the matter. In deed. I believe that the national charter the fed eration received from Congress last year will be found to settle the question definitely.* The Chamber of Commerce, the Pasadena Board of Trade, purely social clubs, civic and benefit or ders as well as federated clubs are all interested in the entertainment of the club women, and have ar ranged to throw their houses open to th.-m on cer tain days. PRIZES FOR GOOD WORK. EXHIBITION* HELD UNDER AUSPICES OF WOMEN'S ORGANIZATIONS. An Interesting exhibition was giv.en yesterday at the Berkeley Lyceum of the work .ion" through the winter by various associations of public spir ited women and men— principally women. The New-York State Household Economic As sociation was represented by a table covered with simple foods appetizingly prepared, as taught by The Tenement Cooking Classes, under Mrs. Chris tian Hagomann, chairman, who explains the sys tem thus: "A woman is found who is willing to lend her kitchen one afternoon a week for the purpose of holding a class there, and other women in the neighborhood are asked to join. Thr--e or four simple dishes Rte prepared, the teachers splainln* the economical and nutritious cuts of meat, and how to make them most palatable and tasty. The menu Is something like this. Bean soup, beef stew, baked apples or rye muffins, hash, bread pudding. Each woman pays five cents, which 1? for food used in the lessen, thus making her fee! independent of charity. The food is eaten by the '-lass or bought for a trifle and carried home for the husbands to enjoy. Lessons in cleanliness, economy, order, proper food for children, as well as ventilation and other aids to Ignorant housekeepers. are learned in this way. Only such utensils as are found in the kitchens are used— bottles for rolling pins, tomato cans for stewing, etc., in order that no expense may he thrust upon these women." The older girls in the families are instructed in the samo way, and the specimens shown were by then* children. "Everything is so good that we have decided to Rive a little prize to every girl." said Mrs. Hagemann. And, indeed, the popov.'rs. th" bread, the rice, the pies and all the rest looked perfect of their kind. The City History Club made a large display of class work in the various districts. The first prize was awarded to a miniature representation of an Indian camp made by the Henry Hudson class, of No. 187 East Sixty-fourth-st. It was cleverly done by the little workers, showing, on a large sand covered tray, an Indian wigwam, with dolls in Indian costume standing about. The second prize was won by the Catharine Abbe class for a group of dolls dressed to represent life in old Manhattan, following historical descriptions of the costumes of real persons. Arluro Malllet. of the Sullivan Street Industrial School, received the third prize for an original water color drawing of old Manhattan. The Public Education Association exhibit con sist, d of a large collection of such print? find photographs as it is providing for the public £chooTs and the Consumers' League showed cases of underwear hearing the league label, which proves ii was made under sanitary conditions with fair treatment of the workers »!*•«■« The exhibits of the League for Political educa tion anil the Woman's Auxiliary to the Civil Ser vice Reform Association were necessarily limited to specimens of the literature they disseminate and tickets and circulars showing the lectures and meetings held under their auspices. Many people visited the exhibition and showed great interest. It will be given at the University Settlement. No. IS4 Kldridge-st., on Friday, from •> to 6 and from 7 to 0 p. m., and on Saturday from 10 a. m. to 12 o'clock. ITS FINAL MEETING. The National Society of New-England Women will hold Its last business meeting, and the final meeting of the season, at Delmonlco's to-day at 2:3" o'clock. Annual reports will hp read by the different officers and chairmen. This completes the term of office of the president, Mrs. John Tennant Van Sickles. Her place will be filled by Mrs. J. Woolsey Shepard. Other officers whose terms of office expire are second vice-president to be filled by Mrs. Fits James Swinburne: corresponding secretary. Mrs. Malcolm McLean; treasurer, Mrs. John F. Barry: assistant treasurer. Mrs. Oscar Dykeman: chair man of board of managers. Mrs. John Tennant Van Sickle; chairman press committee. Lucy W. Mc- I aughlln. The board of managers consists of Mrs. Fdwln IV Orvis. Mrs. Frank Warren Montgomery, Mrs. Frederick A. Lane and Mr? W. Alexander Champion. PROTECT YOTTR SHOES as well as your dress skirt by using S. H. * M. bias velveteen on the skirt edce. S. H. & M. is eta mi td on the back of every yard. •'• XEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. UttTKSDA*. AFKIL 24, 1002. WORK OF SUNNTSIDE NURSERY. MANY ATTEND RECEPTION— ELEVE?^ THOUSAND BABIES CARED FOR LAST YEAR. Sixty little forms stood in front of kindergarten chairs yesterday, sixty pairs of tiny hands were fo'ded devoutly and sixty childish voices were lifted in the little old fashioned child's "grace." God is great. <;od is good. And we thank Him For our food It was at Punnyside Nursery. Nos. 'JIH and l^i East Onc-hundre.l-and-fourth-st. The twelve babies were in their cribs, while the sixty-odd kindei ■gartn.Ts and' "runabouts" were taking the last of the three good meals a day given them at the nursery. A number of women who had called in the afternoon watched the children say grace, and said "How sweet." There were numerous callers in the after noon, who were received informally by Mrs Cleve land H. Do. lee. Mrs. Archibald Russell. Miss Cuy ler and Miss Bturges. The house was gay with roses sent by members of the board, and the happy faces of the children were better omam «ts still. Sunny side has been carrying on its beneficent work for seventeen years, but only for the fast three years at its present location. It was formerly in Forty-second-sC, but the neighborhood having changed there it was moved to Its present site, where it finds a fertile field for Its efforts. Every race except the colored race is represented In Its nursery, but Italians chiefly are found. It draws largely from "Little Italy." from One-hun dred-and-seventh to One-hundred-and-tweif th St. Mothers who are widows or who have to help In Dreadwlnning leave their children, from three months to six years old. at the nursery all day fur five cents The nursery has bren peculiarly SUCCeSstul In overcoming the naturally suspicious temperament of the Italians The kindly superintendent has made a rule that every mother may take her baby upstairs, hand I; over to the nurse and go up after It at night. Sometimes an Italian mother will say: "1 want to see where my baby sleep; 1 want to Bee where my baby eat." She is perfectly welcome to go through the place and Inspect everything, s- e tli'' children k1 play and at their meals. Then she is always satisfied. "I think it Is perfectly natural for a mother Who cannot speak the language to make such a re quest." says the matron. "If you treat the Italians with perfect frankness you can overcome their sus picion." of managers bought the. two houses The board •■' managers bought the two houses occupied by the nursery lust summer, threw them together and refitted them entirely at a large ex pense Eleven thousand children were cared for in th- last year. The Belknap Summer Home, at F;ir Rockaway, erected by Mrs. Helknap in memory of her child was also opened last summer Two nurseries— and the Bryson support v and share its benefits. This summer each will send down parties of twenty at a time to stay a month. There the babies will live out of doors and play the whole day long. The amount of good this full month in the country does for the health of the toddlers can hardly be estimated. one of the must Interesting sights In the nursery Is the clean, bright pantry off of. the babies' ward. Here arc rows of bottles, ami at the proper tune they are all full of Pasteurized milk, prepared with a mixture of lime water and sugar, .according to the formula of a well known New-York physician Ihe babies thrive excellently on this— so well thai as a work of mercy the management sells it at a penny a bottle to the mothers of the young chil dren" Last summer they prepared nix thousand bottles and sold two thousand to mothers, It make- a desirable change from the diet of con densed milk, sour milk, beer and garlic water. which the youngsters ordinarily get. "We know they feed them garlic water, says the matron; "we have convincing evident f it: on Monday. Monday is a dreadful day, she went en. "We say to them often. 'What did you feed this child Sunday 'Noddings but milk.' 'Pshaw: *< know you fed it peanuts. "No. no. glsmore; noddlngs but m'lik.' One Italian mother boasted to me on.; day that her baby, a year old. ate -everything just the -am. as grownup; no more bottle. ,-r. So far did the fame of the penny bottles spread that many mothers not patronizing the nursery came to buy. They had to be refuse,, as the man agement was not prepared to serve the public; but it would be a most useful work could it he carried out Talks with the "mothers on the rare of Dames and a little pamphlet printed In English and Italian circulated among them have had a beneficial etie.i . The front room downstairs is to be fitted up with cots for the old. children to have a dally nap. It has a moral •- well as a physical effect, says the matron. !'Some children are never good without a nap. and all children are a great deal sweeter ter n for It And It is peculiarly needful here, where the children are up so late Sometimes they chase the streets till nearly midnight, and 1 hen they are cross and sleepy all day in the nursery" -,'.„ nursery is a blessing not only to the babies themselves but to the "little mothers' and "little fathers" of the neighborhood, who thus get a chance to go to school. The reception to all Interested will he repeated this and to-morrow afternoons. A WOMAN'S HOTEL. A woman's hotel Is to be opened in Boston in the near future, with the co-operation of the Rev. Dr. Perm. pastor of the Sh-iwrntit Avenue ITni vorsalist Chnr-h. a big Institutional organization whose ramifications touch many parts of Boston and many rich people The hotel will occupy the old New-England Conservatory of Musi™. In West Newton-st., whl has been bought for the purpose and which was originally built for a hu.ei. < mi 1 .;. women will be admitted, and the price of room and board will range from $3 .V) a week upward. THE EFFECT OF TEUf'Ef.'.WCE. Quincy, Mass.. has not had a saloon for twenty years, and in that time, while the population of Quincy has Increased 120 per cent, pauperism has decreased .2 per cent, •juincy savings bank de positors and deposits have both multiplied fourfold. FOR STONY WOLD. Auxiliary No. 2. of the Stony Wold Sanatorium Association, held its annual meeting yesterday af ternoon at 3 o'clock, at the home of Mrs. Robert Maclay Bull, No. 4" East Fortieth-st. Brief ad dresses were made by the Rev. Dr. David M. Greer and Dr. Francis P. Ktnnictit. The officers of the auxiliary are: Mrs. .lose Aymar. chairman; Mrs. R. M. Bull, first vice-chairman; Mrs. Frederic B. Jennings, second vice-chairman; Mrs. Joseph W. Burden, third vice-chairman. Miss. Ella Mabel Clark, treasurer; Mrs. William Brevoort Potts, secretary, and Miss Meta Fotts, corresponding sec retary. A new auxiliary, the sixteenth, has been formed among the women connected with Columbia Uni versity. The chairman ip Mrs. Munroe Smith; first vice-chairman. Mrs. Frederic Bangs: second vice-chairman. Mrs. James H. Robinson. Mrs. James R. Wheeler is the treasurer; Miss Edith Brander Matthews, recording (secretary, and Mis? Burdick. corresponding secretary. Among the members are Mmes. Nicholas Murray Butler. George C. Freehorn. F. R. Hutton. Bran der Matthews Alexander McDowell, Henry F. Oshorne and Charles E. Pellew, and iligs Laura TilL KINDERGARTEN UNION. A THOUSAND TEACHERS IN CONVEN TION* AT BOSTON. [BY TELEGRAPH TO THE TBIBfXE. I Boston. April 23.— From every section of the country there have gathered In this city in all fully a thousajid women for the ninth annual meet ing: «f the International Kindergarten Union, which convened for its first session In th? Arlington Street Church this morning. The address of welcome to Boston, reports from all parts of the United States, letters and cable dispatches from foreign coun tries occupied the three hours of the morning ses sion. About six hundred delegates were present. Mrs. Alice H. Putnam, of Chicago, president of the union, presided, and Miss Ualiah B. Pingree. chair man, made the address of welcome. In her ad dress she called attention to the fact that Boston has always been foremost in Its appreciation of the kindergarten idea, and always in active sym pathy with educational movements of all kinds. Continuing, she said in a reminiscent vein: Twenty-five years ago this summer Mrs Shaw established the free Kindergartens, which she car ried on with rare devotion until they were adopted by the school board ten ears biter. What uphill work it waa then, with the Indifference of th" pub lic, tlie apatby and hostility of educators, the in experience oi the kindersartnera and, more trying than all, the sentimentality o: many oi its advo cates! We are slowly but surely triumphing over the prejii.ii'-.-.s of those early years. What we need now is .-. mot.- complete recognition ot the prin cipi'-s of ih* kindergarten and greater ability to apply them. It the kindergarten movement lags to-day it is because of lack of the power to demon strate clearly and effectively Its educational possi bilities. If tni.s gathering In any degree send us away with greater Insight, with a keener ap preciatlon of the Importance of the work, with a sober appreciation of 'he need of more thoroughly educated and better equipped worn* n for the work, it will do much. Edwin P. Seaver, .superintendent of the Boston Public Schools. w:is introduced, and made an ex tremely important utterance to kindergartners. It was one of the most Interesting addresses of the day. Superintendent Seaver said: It ma.\ noi be out of place for me to offer you a few considerations on Undergartena from a pub- Uc school superintendent's point of view. In the first place, ii may be noted that the kindergarten will dv well to keep right on vindicating, objec tively. Its character a? a distinctively educational institution. It must distinguish itself clearly from the day nursery on the one hand, and from Uie children's playroom on the other. It is neither a charitable provision for the children of the poor nor a convc nlenl arrangement for amusing the children of the rich; but it is a wisely devised plan of early education Intended to be user) by all the people, rich and poor alike, for the training of their young children. In this, its true character, tha kindergarten will hold public confidence as long as it employe highly Intelligent teachers able to com prehend and to accomplish its purpose In particular there is always the Question of ex pense to he met in any j.uhlic enterprise. In the r.in* of the kindergarten tt does no good to show nr attempt t.. show -that education in a kindergar ten is cheap, or that it can be made cheap; for. If g i. it Is not cheap: It costs as much as educa tion in 400.! primary schools— sometimes more. Therefor., the only conclusive answer the kin.W garten can idve to 'h.- question of ex pens-— always a perfectly legitimate question Is given by proving itself to be worth all it costs. If this can be done we may be sure the people will cheerfully pay for it Th.re is nothing more wasteful and extrava gant thsn bad kindergartens: nothing more truly ecoi omical thin good ones. The da> Is surely . -online, though it may h<» somewhat distant, when .-ill children will begin their public school life !n the kindergarten. We may be ;,,.,. tn |s because the proportion of those who .jo so now is growing larger every year This growth depends on the inherent worth of existing klndT gartena and also in the recognition of that worth by the people The kindergarten appears to be an excellent bridge for leading the -hild over from home life Into school life. or. dropping metaphor, shall I misuse your technical terms if 1 refer to the kinderg ivt-it as the ' mediation between the op posltes ' ■■:' home life and school life? Aft.r Mr. Beaver's address the reports were finished, an. l the convention adjourned until the reception at Radcliffe College in their honor late t hi- aft. moon Presidents Prttchett of Technoloey and Eliot of Harvard, with Miss Susan K. Blow, of Cazenovia, N. V . were the evening speakers. Miss Hoxle, New-York, and Miss Curtis. Brooklyn, have ].. • ii appointed on the time and place committee. conn CTTF^R " Have you had a kindness shown? Pass it on. 'Tim not Klvcn for you alone — Faaa it on. I^t It fravfl ilrwti the years. I^>f It wire another's t»-ar«. Till In heaven the deed appear* — Pass It on. A NEW YEAR SONG. When th. year Is new. my dear. When the year Is new, Let us make a promise here. Little I and you. Not to fall a-quarrelling Over every tiny thing. Hut sing and smile, smile nn<l sing. All the glad year through. As the year goes by. my dear. As th« year goes by. 1.. t us keep our sky swept Clear, Little yon ami I. Sweep up every cloudy ncowl, Every little thunder growl. And "live and laiißh. laugh and live. •Neath a cloudless sky When the year is oil. my dear. When the yf-:\r is old Let .is never doubt or fear Though the days grow polo Loving thoughts are always warm: Merry hearts know ne'er a storm: Come ire and snow, so love* dear glow Turns all our gray to gold! —•Laura E. Richards, In Youth's Companion, NOTICE. Ml letter- anil i»n<-Uiiu«-' l»t«-ii,l«Ml for «•'•■ T. S. S. nIi»iiI«I be ii«lilr.-««e«l •» 111.- Tribune S.i,,»lilnc So.t.t>. Trilinnf HiilMliue. >oiv- York < ttv. If tUf nhovf nddreVa In earefnlljr «,lWrv«Ml "■ .•omnuuil«-nU.Mi» Intended for t ir |,|, :,.,» «1..T ..re •>>/■<!. .11 or .11.11.-.Mi..M nnlnt; the »v«»rcl ••Sunshine.' f MONEY FOR PLANTS. "K. H. B." has sent <:; to be forwarded to Mrs. Henry Parsons for plants for Arbor Day (May 2> for poor school children: Miss M. K. Harman. of Brooklyn ?! "« Sunshine flue* tor the year, with ,'.. expressed wish that It rillßhi b.- v,i to Mrs. Parsons for plants. The check was forwarded. OTHER CHEER. Mis Kflith Brocket! has sent |1 for :>;»<!ees for new members; Miss Sarah A. HamHl. $1 as branch dues from the Mothers' Club; Mrs. Hi-- R. Jen kins SI for poor family: Mrs. Hattie Kreskey, IS cent's for postage, and Mr.--. E. C. Crosby. 10 cents for a badge. REPLIED TO QUESTIONS. Mri; A 1. Mason: Th- address of the Ptnte president of Connecticut Is Mrs F H. Walker. No. MB York -st.. New- Haven. M I> Sherman. Mounl V'ernon, N V.: it was I || Hrv.e ore- iii.nt of ill.' Geneva (Fla.) branch. who 'asked 'for books on birds for the children in his town. If any ope has pieces* of cretonne or denim sunV ciently large to rover chair cushions will she pleas* forward them to Mrs. Jane I.yle. Fnrnidale. ''ai houn County Fla.? Mr. Lyl< la a veteran crippled soldier almost helpless, and the only Income is a small pension. Mrs. I.yle says she has plenty of feathers to fill new cushions, but ha; no me-m.s to procure coverings. RHTPORT FROM NEW-JERSEY. Miss Edith Brocket State president of New .lrrFey. reports th" formation of two new branches. Miss Kllin'.voo.i a teacher, will serve as president of East Orangi Juniors No. 2. The members are Grace Anderson. Linnie Law, Oraee Webster. Ster ling Stranon. Edna Hemler and Dorothy Belles, and they will devote themselves to local sun shine work. Helen Brockett has formed her Pun day school class Into a T. B. S. branch, and this will be known as East Orange No. 3. The girls' name.« are Rosalie Cueack. Ada Cadmus, Louise Tltchener, Maud Bray. Josephine Cooper. Nellie Cu«ack and Sadie Titman. The special Easter work done by these girls entitled them to mem bership. Miss Brockett report? a generous contri bution from Miss E. I. Tompkins. of Newark, consisting of mounted pictures, silk pieces, cloth ing shoes and stockings. Some of the pictures she sent to the office for distribution. Mrs. H. J. Tunstead has contributed silk and cotton mate rials for quilt work, and her twr. boys. Henry and Whittnker. for their sunshine deeds have also be come members. Miss Margaret Gold, another T. S S member, has recently given two boxes of clothing to families in Ea?t Orange, where such cheer was srrently needed. Mrs. Cbadd. of Wilk^sharre, Ponn.. wa.s made haippy on her birthday by the receipt of many kindly remembrances from T. S. S. members who have' long had a kindly interest In her sad and unfortunate Ule. MOUNT HF.RUOX SCHOOL. COMMKN<""FMENT EXERCISES AT THIS OHM OF THE EDUCATIONAL, INSTITUTIONS FOUNDED BY D U MOODY. Mount Hermon, Mass.. Ap/il 23 (Special).— The an nual commencement exercises of Mount HanVßa* School were held from April 19 to 21. Many friends and relatives of the students, as well as old stu dents of the school and the alumni, were present to witness the festivities connected with the gra.l uating class of |V J. The class day exercises were held in Memorial Chapel on Saturday aftetnoon. An address of welcome was eiven by the president of the class and one of the members, in behalf of the class, and with a touching tribute to the mernorv or' their benefactor, presented a fine oil painting of D. I. Moody to the school. This gift was especial ly significant from the fact that IW2 was the last class organization to be intimately associated with Mr Moody in his work at the Northfleld schools. Straightforwardness and a manly self-possession marked all the speakers of the afternoon. A prize declamation contest was the feature of the even ing, in which th^re were six contestants. The Sunday services were Impressive. Dr. C 1 Scofleld. of East Northrield. who Is intimately In touch with Mr. Moody 's work, preached the gradu ation sermon. The singine by a choir of elghty male voices, reinforced by hearty support from the MOODY MEMORIAL CHATEI.. pews, was a special feature of the service. Com munion service of the Mount Hermon Church was held In the afternoon. There was a large number of accessions to the church, resulting from the re cent revival among the students, in which about sixty-five men accepted Christ. The evening ser vice was In charge of the graduating class. At 9 o'clock Monday morning the alumni held their annual meeting. At 11 o'clock the formal graduation exercises took dace. The Rev. Anson Phelps Stokes. Jr.. of New- York city, a member of the board of trustees and secretary of Yale University, delivered an able address to the class. His remarks were a strong and practical presenta tion of the theme "Service the Great Goal of Life." Principal Cutler presented the diplomas. The prizes of the year were given out by Principal Cutler and W. R. Moody, son of D. 1* Moody. The graduating class numbers twenty-rive, and Is composed of members, not only from the United States, but from Canada. Africa. England and the West Indies, all strong, energetic young men. many of whom expect to work their way through CC M*ount Hermon School was founded for the pur pose of furnishing a thorough Christian training to young men and boy.-, of earnest purpose but small means. It further alms to care for^tjie physical welfare of Its students, to train them to Industrial habits, and to give them some Practical knowledge of work by requiring or each of them a certain amount of manual labor daily. Mount Hermon now celebrates her twenty-first nirh."v. and in th. last official bulletin it was shown how a little school for poor boys had grown to show a total enrolment of nearly tour thousand during these twenty-one years. Last year o^er seven hundred were in attendance during the three terms. This change in the calendar. D. 1. Mood} a last great change in the school, has proved a great success. Three classes are graduated each year The. summer term will be in on April 30. and the outlook for this term is brighter than for ana previous year In addition In the regular curricu lum of studied a daily class In Bible study will he conducted throughout the term by such well known teachers as David McConaughy of India • ihe B^ o. Campbell Morgan, the Rev. Pr fcJmore Harris, of Toronto; th- ftev. Dr. Arthur T - li^"%F^' rewnr E I Bosworth. of Oberlln: Paul *>■ M" > and the Rev. F. B. Meyer, of London. WILL SOT 01' EX PARK FOR EXCURSIONS. NEW-ROCHELA.E AUDEKMEN VOTE AGAINST PER MITTING PICNIC IN HUDSON GROCSD* Th" aldermen of N>w-Rochelle have agam re fused to throw open Hudson Park, of that city. which border- on Echo Bay and Long Island Sound, to picnics and Sunday school excursions from this city an.l places in Westchestet County. At the meeting on Tuesday night this usiiathiWi over whi.-h there was a controvert last year, came up in the form or the application of a William bridge Sunday school to hold an outing there. A majority of the aldermen voted against it. and Mayor Clarke said that he would have voted like wise if his ballot were necessary. The aldermen say th:it New-Rochelle offered to combine with the other cities and towns of \Vest chester County to buy a public park at Rye. but the invitation "was refused. They say. considering thai the i-ity has its own park, th- offer was a liberal one and th- other residents of Westchestet County having refused it. should not "xp'vt to monopolize th.- Xew-RocheHe f*«rk. The decision will affect thousands of children in Westcbwtrr and The Bronx. and Is also a Mow to the train'- of the •Huckleberry- railroad company. which has done a big .nistneae in the past running cheap ex cursions to th« park. LARGER ELECTRIC TRAINS SOON. Th* installation of electrically equipped car.' on the Manhattan Elevated Railway i* progressing steadily. At present only three car trains are being run on the Second and Third ;«ve. branches of the system. As soon as more cars arrive rhese trains will consist of four, rive or even .six cars, as traffic demands AMERICAS SEAMEN'S FRIEND societt. The American Seamen's Friend Society will ede br;4tt> its seventy-fourth anniversary on n-xf Sim day morning In th" Fifth Avenue Baptist Churrh. The anneal sermon v.-ill be preachd by tli pastor, the R.»v. Pr. Rufua P. Johnston. Trie seventy fourth annual mating of the society wll! he held it the Sallow' Home. No. 19" cherry-.«t . on May V Together with these announcements, the society publishes Its usual report of work done In the last year. it baa sent out on different vessels of the merchant aaarta* 232 loan libraries. The total number of volumes In these libraries was 12.57*. and ..f n»'W volumes 3.570. which were available In the year to • ;.-!-" seamen. The number of ibrari. placed on United States. naval vessel! a..d In United .States hospitals has been 1.00, containing 33.3;r» volumes, and trie*.' have been accessible to l^s.iU men. In the stations of the I'nited States Llf» Saving Service are 161 libraries, containing >i.-:':t books, accessible to 1.315 men. At the society's rooms and it the Sailors' Home JSSS has been spent for the relief of shipwrecked and destitute seamen. Lvibin's Powder I VIOLET and ROSE H 4 I For the BABY'S TOILET | Purely Ve^etaLble. No white cl.\v or tgs.lc. Three generations of mothers have testified to its purity XOISE MAKE* PASTOR RESIGN. nOUJI CARS AND CONET ISLAND CROWDS DROWN HIS VOICE IN BROOK LYN CHURCH. Another pastor ha.« resigned from the / Bedford Baptist Church, at Ber=en-st. and lUisiia ■■«, be cause it is impossible for a preacher to make him self heard in the rhurch when trolley cars are paM lnz the door. The church is in an unfortunate location A number of trolley lines pass it. among them being one from Coney Island. In addition to the noise made by these cars in turning the curve from Ro=:ers-ave. into Bergen-st.. there is the din made by the hilarious crowds that return from the island while the evening service is in progress. "The latest pastor to leave the church is the Rev. William M. Tinker. .1 young and energetic preacher. who went there as the successor of the Rev. Dr. R. Marshall Harrison, who resigned for the same reason. Dr. Harrison declared that the noise <-<->m pletety drowned the sound of the preacher's voice. The membership of the church has dwindled to 174. though the Sunday school has .1 fair attendance. The chapel is valued at $20.<*». on which there is a debt of about $S.OS». When Dr. Harrison was pastor of the church, he complained to the police of the ribald songs sung by Ike half intoxicated crowds returning In I M trolley cars from Coney Island, and two policemen were detailed to correct this evil. When a trolley car approached the church on Sunday an officer boarded It two blocks away and maintained silence BOYS' DINING HALL among the passengers until it had gone two «***■ the other side of the church. Then Dr. Harrison complained to the railroad officials about the pe culiar screeching noises made by the cars as they rounded the curve. Nothing could be done to rem edy this, however, and he resigned. BE<il\s sriT TO CF.T 9TOLEV VOVB7. BROOK HANK BRING 3 ACTION AGAINST COM PANY THAT BONDED TELLERS. The Wlillamsburg Savings Bank, at Prigs"- iv» and Broadway. Brooklyn, yesterday began in the Supreme Court before Justice Marean an action against the American Bonding and Trust Company, of Baltimore. to recover JJ2.334. the amount stolen by George Zollenhofer an.i Harry E. Corbett. the bank tellers. Corbett died some time before II def alcations were discovered, and Zollenhofer 13 now serving an Indeterminate term in Sing Sing. The bonding company has not raid the amount, nor baa it refused to pay it. The. defalcations were discovered In November last, and the bank has been trvlng to recover the money ever since. The case will be transferred to the I'nlted States Court for trial as the bonding company is a foreign corpora tion ' The bonding company has teen served with a copy of the con | lalnt. but has rot yet put In an answer. Before leaving town for the Summer REPAIR your op?n fireplaces. nrwAU ATr your brass andirons RENOVATE and fenders. Do not wait until Fall when the busy sea son will cause annoyance and delay. Will store your brasses without charge and deliver when directed. MANTELS FIREPLACES. TILES. JO East IT- Street, t'nion Square <North>. Brilliancy unsurpassed. ELECTRO W^ SILVER POLISH - SILICON Lustre that will last. >Ctr>— scratching, never wearing. — At Grocers. Che "popular Sbop." Last Week in the Old Shop. FOR THREE DAYS ONLY HALF PRICE SALE Of Some Good Furniture and Odd Decorative Bits, such as Pottery. Poster Pictures, Other things of the same sort, AND ROOM LOTS of FOREIGN WALL PAPERS. After May Ist. The Retail Departments will occuoy THE NEW WEST BUILDINGS. 3oscpf; p. ?HtHu4jf| & fo. t^r» s*r. \v.--.\r r»TH aye. Darling Saga* r wrccl '*i>m in.' Tongues In Or-jCnnl I'h. k ia»* TEMPT THE AFF'ETITE. 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