OCR Interpretation

New-York tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, November 10, 1902, Image 5

Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC

Persistent link: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83030214/1902-11-10/ed-1/seq-5/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for 5

/S]EWS AND^pf^\//OM^
There seems to be no place in America," said a
woman, yesterday, "■where the American matron
an flee away and be at rest. The trail of the
dishcloth Is over it all. I went the other day to
visit some friends in the country. They live in a
famous old historic house in the heart of the
Mohawk Valley, a house that has been in the fam
ily since the Revolution. The station is named
after them: they are the only great people of the
place: a book distributing company leaves a pack
age of the latest books on their hall table every
fortnight: they are people who have resources of
pleasure within UkeanseHißK tney can coma to
New-York whenever they like: there are neither
social rivalries to weary nor social problems to
make afraid. It would seem «-iat here, if any
where, there might be peace.
"But I found them living under the pall of a
treat, an overshadowing fear. The fear Is that
Man" may leave them. Mary Is a colored girl who
has been In the. family these many years. The day
1 arrived Mary did not wait on table. Some days
aha did. and some days she didn't. I found that th*
family never knew when they sat down to table
whether Mary was going to wait or not. Nobody
sjioke to lier about It. No one ever gave her or
ders. No one ever aeked her to do anything. They
were afraid. Mary was good to them. Her rule
was a gentle one, but the hand of steel was
!>eneflth the velvet glove. Her reign was
absolute. because If she left th* women
looked forward to r.othmg but doing the en
ure work of that great house tnemselves. They
had money to hire a second girl, but no second
CM would go there. They had worn out their
beattg and their soles on the stones of New- York
looking for a girl who would go five hours from
*<■»•- York. They could not find one who would
fo nve minutes. Consequently the entire policy of
their lives is shaped by Mary. If they wish to
have guests they consult Mary. If they wish to go
South for the winter they consult Mary. If they
wish to keen a cow they consult Mary. Mary de
.d.». And they thank their lucky stars that they
!id.ve a Mary to decide.
••One would think that there might be farmers
daußhters round about, but there are no farmer*
left— at least, no American farmer*. There are
:iot «fven irish farmers any mor«. The Mohawk
Valley is now Included In me abandoned farm re
i'ion. My friends ha\e three farms. Not one of
Lbeta Is worked. On two of them the houses have
been boarded up for rears. On the home farm
there are some .-.-.liiipiy rich fields down lii the
nver bottom. These are rented to Slavs, who raise
<ruck gardens to supply the nearest factory town.
AU through that section of me valley those spa
• ious pretty, typical old American farmhouses
are occupied by Pules, when they are occupied at
all. The polt-s are the only people who will take
i he land at all, and they keep «.ne pig in the par
.or along with the rent ol the family.
•My friend has had an Interstate experience
wlUi the servant question When her father died
.til his property whh in lowa land, and her bread
and butter comes from an lowa farm. bhe goes
to this farm for six weeks every spring. She could
make jr..*** a yej-r more from it if *he would live
there all th« ear round. This, she says, sbe
would be willing to do for the sake 6f the money
if she could get a glrL But in lowa she has not
eves a Mary. She can get absolutely no , one. If
she lives there it means simply life . mith the
d.sh<loUi In hand, and nh« says she will not do
it. Her brother has a beautiful farm In lowa and
has built a beautiful hou»e. But his wife is a slave
ts that house. Bhe has never had a servant since
she went there to live, an- her life Is spent In
tba kitchen. There Is an «•* -Governor of the State
M\lnr near them and. although money i no ob
. < »!th him. his wife has to live ir .the same
way. Male heln can be rot In lowa J^ v*u * *"/'«
are young men there who expect to **> termer*
But country boys In New- York wtUaot br hired
men' any more than their i-istere will be girls.
N,> meeting of the Women's Health Protective
U-ociatlon of Brooklyn will be held M Friday.
November 14. owing to one of the serslon* of the
NVw-Vork State Federation of Clubs occurring on
that day.
Th« dances for the benefit of the Northwestern
rispenearv will take place on November 11. De
■■ ember 9. January IS, February 10. March W. »-*
; roceeds are devoted to the fitting up of the dis
wrr.sary with lsstrumer.tß and necessities. The In
stitution is an old established one «nd treats the
poor of a large district extending from Twenty
•Hrd-Et. to Fiftieth -st on the west slde^ The
■lances were organized by Mrs. George B. Mc
*AmoMi the patronesses and subscriber* Mr*.
rns anu Mrs. Fannie Humphreys.
The Midubon Society of the State of •*•>•■*
h*s prepared two pamphlets for distribution, on«
addressed to dealers In birds and their plumage,
-moodying the provisions of the State and federal
laws relative to this subject, with a statement of
\m society's intention to prosecute all transgressors
of these, and the other addressed directly to women.
This latter ... as follows:
« -nd OtHMrfN
. her mort winsome charm: yet there la
v that -h, .« bartering thi* fine crown
,„.,., which l*. for her. a badce of
VtfZ^t&EtMs*. and words art- too clumsy
„ ,"rt m s ' "nirituelle grace and loveliness. Only
MSble^haS. rould >„■ light ■ ■X U *tV?eaf*t han
It, «»f stuff liu«r than cobweb, more ethereal than
:-.'>iTrvi. VtiiJ Hi- ground i- M. wii »itli the muti
,nd 1 1 1 • - «liiv«-r"H
. • \\ .' , h.nltably Ik-IW-v* that no
r.-.Taaiiiv woman would war an aigrette If she
-Uy .li.^edl'wH- ol.r;.ned at *uc-h a sickening
.m ivi , wJi.auer* proclaim the truth, and our
••^r.i.y t-. !.•::■!) .»',^ ni ,.,.., ..; Mv,njVn»mi«i. ,o'
"i-i*!. 1 >C ','.■• ■'„ '■,!;..*•.'■•♦'-*:.'■ to 'i 0i 0 Sd - I -'*' t i:
: toanrif'i!
S -^.oJYIS^ y\
India is a society mecca this season -with English
people, and dresses for the Viceroy's Durbar and
the Indian season are coming to assume as promi
nent a place In the wardrobe of the smart Lon
doner as gowns for the Riviera. The larger half of
'igh society seems to be going India-ward. It Is said,
and London has been crowded with people busy
shopping — if Englishwomen may ever bo said to
■hop— before leaving for the Orient.
The Alexandra Club, the ODly exclusively wom
en's club In Ireland. Is in a flourishing condition.
A third house will shortly be added to the two al
ready occupied, the membership having bo In
creased that the twenty-nine bedrooms which the
club will soon have at its disposal are sorely
"Women have their clubs to-day— and fine, pala
tial buildings, too. some of them— with billiard
rooms and cardrooms and cosey smoking rooms.
Just the Bame aa In the case of real grown-up
men." says "The King." "How the pendulum has
swung since the days of Jane Austen! Fainting
has gone out with the crinoline, and very soon
even the mouse may orapA to bo an object of ter
ror. But it wfH take a generation or two before
woman can become a real clubable animal. At
present their mansions In Dover-*; an- still only
tearooms on promotion, and lack thf air of nolid
unostentatious comfort that Is the chief Mature of
our own Institutions. Women dress for the club aa
they dress for the park— and herein lies the dis
"My landlady has done more to convert me to
child Etudy and mothers' clubs than all the litera
ture and lectures put together," remarked a busi
ness woman the other day. "The absolute selfish
ness, the weakness, cruelty, caprice, coarseness
and dishonesty which form her only system of dis
cipline for her little girl of four offer a fine foil for
the loving, firm, wise comradeship which repre
sents tfM Ideal of relationship between mother and
child- "If you eat any more chocolate before break
fast I pity you!' raves Mrs. 11., and Mary con
cludes to take her risk and bites off another piece.
Ten to one her mother Is bo busy frying potatoes
she does not notice, but perhaps she does. in which
case she will take astout stick from behind the
stove, pursue the fleeing 1 Mary around the fiat,
fish her out from wider a bed and finally Incar
cerate her. weeping, biting and kicking In the bath
room. "Let me out, you!' shrieks the child 'How
dare you treat me like 'bis. "If you kick that
door again 1 will smash your face!' snorts the
" 'If you open that Icebox door again, I'll kill
you" snaps Mrs. 11. at 11 o'clock. At 1 o'clock.
Why don't you no to the Icebox and take some
thing if you are hungry, ami nut come bothering
me 7* Sometimes Mary, who has been eating choco
late and pears and lemonade and milk and candy
ami bread and Jam all the morning under her
mother's complacent nose In so Inconsiderate ax to
get sick. Thin 'Yon pig, you; don't you know bet
ter than to eat everything you see? It serves you
right! Don't come near me the rest "i the day.
I hope you'll be so pick to-night you won't be
able to open your mouth. Mind, if you disturb me
to-night. I will go away 11 - 1 ' leave you alone In
the house. You pig, you!' "
Oh, poor Mother Goose! Here Is La Touche Han
cock ri«lng in the November "Success" to remark
that the woman who wrote under that pen name
had a mind teeming with dishonesty, cruelty, vul
garity, murder and most klndß of villany. Mr.
Hancock asserts that a ban should be put upon
Mother Goose In the home, as her rhymes terrify
and incite to theft. Incendiarism, highway robbery,
poaching, religious persecution and. nearly all the
other Christian virtues. He thinks Haby Bunting,
the little man with the gun: Jack Dandy, daddy
longlegs and some of the others are not fit com
pany for a tender little American child. Scientists
have generally upheld Mother Goose, on the ground
that fhe feeds a natural want of the child mind,
but If Mr. Hancock is right, the affection of the
child for Mother Goose is only one more proof of
th*- natural depravity of the race
Dr. Klein is an expert on the government medical
board. After Investigating plea on behalf of the
government, he reports: "All contained the spores
of anaerobic non-pathoger.ic bacillus balyrlcus. the
spores of bacillus mesenterlcus vulgatus. and
slaphylococeus albus of at least two different
kind*' How shocking! Slaphylococcus albus In
particular sounds virulent and stirs one to gratitude
for perils survived. Supposing Dr. Klein's scalpel
and microscope to have dealt thus far with the
simpler species of pie only— and custard, for
Instance— Imagination falters on the brink of what
he might have unearthed had he explored the more
complex and recondite varieties, such as lemon
meringue and mince. Mince pie! For generations
that has been a name to conjure with. Irving was
moved to describe in admiring accents an English
mince pie to which he was introduced sixty odd
years ago. while did not dear old Sir Roger de
rf.verl€-y ion* before Irrtng's day. bequeath mince
nie* to his tenantry along with great coats for the
men and flannel petticoats for the women? If not.
U was only because it slipped his mind, for mince
Dies were as familiar to him as to any Yankee of
fiE? Great Pie Belt. Mince pie is food for men and
angels It warms the cockles of the heart none the
fes« DOtently for being an esoteric mystery; Indeed.
Lart^fi"* Popularity, like that of certain theotog-
Fcal dogma, may be due to this very element of
mrstery in Us composition. At all events, some-
Sody .nou"d Vive I>r. Klein a Thanksgiving mince
Softer Thanksgiving. If disenchantment is to
KT^n-s lot for pity's sake, let It come, after rather
than before the grand old Pilgrim festival of
church and state.
"Two young Northern women who west to North
Carolina in search of health have remained, to
raise watermelons." says "The Designer." "They
were practically at the end of their carefully hus
v .. 1...1 resource* when, hearing thai watermelons
*"ere lire- • "md P«or In the neighborhood of Wil
* ' ] :,i,,r 1 . ••'•>• were, they bought five hundred
Screw .lid --,»•<! them down to melons. That was
'.iv . ..'irv a»;o Now a summer li.-in. at Har liar
bor a 'house In Boston and a country cottage near
the melon field* stand M monuments to their
auccexs." _ •
MrW >>• r - Hulbert, of So I*l W*BtW * 8t E Ens nt >'-«'« r'-.,'n-J-M.'.*'r '--
„'n-J-M.'.*' «"jil * txt ' a T«c«>ptlon this afternoon in
h, • ,',t .if Mu-*,?ane Mead* Welch, a "' known
f-rGbwomaii of Puffalo and i delepat* to the Btat*
F*««atlcev' The hostel* b* > cc "'--i I" r*«t\
"How many men or women know the amount of
coal really sufficient to keep a good tire in grate,
furnace or stove?" asked an experienced housewife.
"Not one in a hundred. Yet this question of sup
plies ought to be nn> of the first things learned in
nnrn<--stlo management. Half a ton of nut coal i«
ample to keep tire nicht and day in a No. 8 kitchen
range for a month In winter. From three-ehshths
to one-quarte.r of a ton is all that should be used
in a fall or spring month, and this does not mean
poor, stunted Ores. Ir is enough for all cookery
and genial warmth, and to u-e more means Igno
rant w
"A cylinder stove beating a room I*'> feet square
and 10 feel in height will call for the san;- amount
of larger coal. When strong tire is needed, In cold
weather, a mixture of egg and nut roal is good in
range or close parlor stove, using the finer coal to
start the morning fire and egg coal for the charge
to last half a day. A small furnace, keeping th«
ordinary ten room house comfortable night and
•lay in all weather, can be run with an average of
ono ton of hard coal •) mouth the season through,
which means less than a tori for'the mild- months,
and something more In bitter midwinter, Half a
cord of split kindling in six inch lengths will be
enough for six month- of cold weather with good
"This looks Impossible to the •■„-> Koins house
keeper, whose cook throws a huge scuttleful of
coal on the range three times a day. and whose,
furnaceman has a commission from the coal dealer,
or whose head of the family doesn't, know any more
about such matter* than uMiai But personal ex
perience tor years proves the allowance correct.
Tt simply Includes knowing how
"In cold weather a clear tire is economy. The
ashes are to be thoroughly cleared by shaker and
poker from rang.- arid furnace the first thine, un
less a Strong draught "of .< windy night has burned
the tire almost out. when the grate must be care
fully shaken, leaving a bed of ashes to hold the
live coals, win. -ii are to be kindled up with half a
dozen pieces of kindling wood, two inches thick,
ami a small shovel of fine coal, with open draughts.
As soon as the coal is red and burning well, in five
or ten minutes a shovel of egg coal Is 'added. If
in a hurry to heat the lions- up. make the furnace
tiro up with •** coal, and when well lighted close
lh( back draughts. When all th.- layer of coal is
alight close all dampers and draughts, bo that th*
heat will stay In the house Instead of going out
doors. In carelessly tended tires three-fourths the
1,. ,i from the fuel goes up the chimney. This Is
speaking of hot air furnaces of the good old kind.
which some knowing ; pie still stoutly aver are
the only method for heating private houses.
'Careful Bring Insists on having ail »he ash*s
sifted t»i. ov.-r. thf tir-t lime with rh< common
coarse screen of i ill inch m< sli. which leaves the
cinders read) for use. after picking out the slag
The second time the ashes are run through a screen
of quarter Inch mesh, which takes out a lot of
cinder scales the size of buckwheat coal. useful
for keeping fires at nlglit or when strong heal is
not need) d. .' ; . -__
"All glassy, stony pieces are to be picker] from.
the cinders with gloved hands or claw tonga Then
dampen the cinders either with a spray from a tin
watering pot or by sprinkling with a whiskbroom
dipped In a basin of water. Dampen but do not
wet the cinders, coarse and line. When the break
fast fire is not needed and the house Is warm, put
on range and furnace a charge of fresh coal threw
or four Inches deep, open draughts five minutes to
let the. smoke pass off and the coal to catch fire:
then cover with an even laser of cinders, and
cinder scales on that, and close draughts. A well
made fire should keep from four to ten hours with
out replenishing. On mild days, with little wind, a
fire so tended will last till night and so made up
at 10 o'clock in the evening will keep all night. If
clinkers form In the furnace throw In scrap zinc
and they will fuse and drop when the fire burns
Mm*. T. Zamplni Balaaar. of Borne, who la in
this city in the Interests of the magazine of which
she is .editor and publisher, is a ptctnresqu
striking personality. Tho daughter of an Irish girl
and a Spanish nobleman, she was brought up In
London and Italy, married at Mxteen. became the
mother of five children, took up teaching and
platform lecturing and literature, founded a re
view—the first to be founded by a woman, for
women in Italy, and haw now turned her
tlon to the establishing of a second :naK.izin<\
She went to Kngland to etudy women's I
tlons and was entertained b» Miss I loi •
Nownham and Mrs. lier-.ha Johnson in Oxford Ii
1893 ahe was «.-!:t by tba Italian Government lo
study women's Institutions in the United Btaten,
and sat on an International jury of awards I
at the Worlds Kair six-- also visited Mew-York.
where she lectured before Borosls.
Mme. Balazux 1 !" id.-a In starting her new review
was to furnish an impartial record of the situation
and progress of affair** In modern Italy for Eng
lish speaking people. The magazine Is published at
her house in Rome.
The Queen Dowager Margherita and the young
Queen Helena ar.- said to be Interested In tins
venture of th«» up to date Italian. Mm-. Salasar
will address the Woman's Press Club on th« sta
tus of Italian women on the SSd.
The Guild of the Infant Saviour. Room No. 507,
United Charities Building, has fifty-nine babies at
present in its charge. They ar<* from six months to
two years Old, and they nearly all need new winter
coats, warm bootees, stockings, underwear and
whatever will keep them warm until the spring
sunshine comes again. Any out- who can spare even
the least of these winter necessities will help very
much by either fending the article direct to the
guild office or sending a postal card, whereupon it
win be called for. It will also be a help to the
nurses of these children to have hahy carriages for
their charges, and second band ones will be grate
fully received.
The dainty little model illustrated suits all wash
able fabrics, and soft, simple wools, and is charm
ing in them all: but,
as shown, is of blue
. hambray, with belt,
collar and cuffs, of
needlework. The or
iginal is unlined and
ran be laundered
with ease, but a
body lining is provi
ded an.l can be used
when desired.
To cut thi--* dress
for a child of four
years of age, thre«»
and a half yards of
material 21 incnes
wide; three yarda
.•7 Inches wide, two
and, a half yards 3.
inches wide. two
NO. 4.1&5-CHILJ>\S MUM. yard* 44 inches wide.
will be required, with two yards of Insertion. t.>
trim as illustrated. . „ nhiirtron
Th*- pattern. No. 4.152. i* cut in llisea for children
of two four. b}i and eight years of ag>-
Th- pattern will h> sent to any addrwMfon re
e*Jpt o' !'J —m*.: Please siv*. number and »«rt
distinctly. addrtM Pattern Dspartm^nt, Nt«
York Tribun- If in 4 hurry for pattern MM "
•xtra for«-c«nt «tamp. and - ■*« will mail by 1*",..
k ,...?tag'- tr. i*»l««l •n^«>^•>C'*. ■ •
Have you had * kindness ihown?
Pass It on.
•TVa» not riven for you »lo»«—
rm It on.
L*t M travel down th» year*.
Let it wipe another"* tear*. -
TUI In h»av«n the Ue«d appear*—
Pus It OB
All letter* and package* Intended for the
T. S. S. -Mould be addressed to The Tribune
*unnhiii«- Society. Tribune nnlldlnpr. Nev»-
York City. If the above address la carefully
nhnrrvpil communications Intended for the
T. S. *. will be lens likely to go astray. The
Tribune Sunshine Society »•»■ no connection
with ary other oraranlint mn or publication
nninß; the word "Sunshine. '
Man) will be the happy home gratheringß on glad
Thankscivine Pay. and many the homecomings
where tears of sadness minele with tears of joy.
In prosperous, unbroken homes, joy will add to
i"v; in homes where reverses have come, the bur
dens, by sharing, will become less heavy and
sorrows be chastened by tears of mutual sympathy.
We cannot recount all God's benefits, nor mark thn
things for which we should give hearty and un
censinc: inks. but from the abundance of our
mercies "let us remember those less favored— the
poor about us.— (Rev. Charles F. McKown.
It is the poor and needy ones that the T. S. S.
desires specially to remember on Thanksgiving
Day. The branches will, as heretofore, look after
the most needy cases brought to their notice: but
the Individual members have no one to look to but
the neral society. An extra dollar will mean
.xtrn cheer on thN festive day for many a scanty
board A list of fifty of the sick poor whose ur
k-em wants are known at the general office has
L.en made out. and it Is booed that each one may
have at least $1 as a ray of Thanksgiving cheer.
That the desolate, poor may (had shelter and bread,
That the sick may be comforted, nourished ami fed.
That the sorrow may cease of the sighing and sad.
That the -i-irit bowed down may be lifted ana glad,
We pray thee. pitying Lord^ r
•Two Friemls" have forwarded $1 as November
due? to the endowment fund: Mrs. J. V. Beam.
1- $2 with "best wishes for the society**; Mis*
Penrose. $1. for the general postage fund, and 1.
cents for « badge, and Mrs Leeds 30 cents for
• postage
Mrs. Hartley, a T B B. member, of I'tica. N. V..
m:.k--s th.- following plea for sunshine for a little
t;iri: "1 would like to make an appeal through
your .Sunshine comma for cheer in th« way of
toys, books pictures, scrapbookß snythtng to hv
teresl a little ulrl of eieht >.-..rs. She hurt her
kn id db Monday last an operation
w performed and as :> result she will b. con
fined to b< i bed and room for a long time, rney
iiv on n farm, away from the town, and she has
Ilitl.- to interest her, so the nurse writes me. Tn«
addr.-s^ |h Blanche Brown, care Myron Brown,
Vernon. N. V '
M,s< !■: \i. Harrison, ol Mount Vernon. asks if
boom ■>;" the youniger membera of the T. S. S. wiil
put t!,*> name of Miss Cora Jones, of I.uttrell. De
Kalb County. Ala., on their Itet for »«>««»*••'
sunshine. She is only eighteen years old. but has
been « cripple for some years. Materials for .iiillt
work, books, magazines, etc.. will be acceptable.
Mra P M Adams Please send your copies of
Woman's Pages to Mrs. W. H. Taft. North Col
lins. N. V
Two boxes by freight, containing men's ciothin-c
and excellent reading matter, have been received
from the Mills Young Men's Christian Association.
of Williamstown, Mass.; 8 box of Christmas cheer.
including three dolls from Miss Annie Miller, of
Plaintield, N. J.: a large express box of miscellane
ous ■irtic!«-s. to be user! in a box now being pre
pared for North Carolina; a cape for one of "th<j
four sisters." from "A Friend, of Putnam, Conn.**;
spectacles from "M. J. A.." Minnie A. Smith, and
several pain without a name; a package, contain
ing new ti^-ur..i cheesecloth, thrfo pairs of stock
ings underwear, hound books and pictures, from
Miss Bessie Fink, of Brooklyn; a large print Rlbto
left at the «>fn>e. without a name; completed fancy
work fur Christmas distribution from Miss L. M.
A very of Morgan ton, N. C. : pretty materials for
dressing dolls, hair ribbons, laces, etc., from Mrs.
C. W. Hodges, of Norwich, Conn.; a large bundle
<>f bound i.i ok-, from some unknown friend: fancy
work, from Ms. H. E. Parson: wools and silks,
from Roselle X. J.; a book, from "L. B. V."; four
1.0.1-. without a name: a box of wools, patterns,
etr.. from C. D. Vorce. of Farmlngton. Conn.: seeds,
from Gertrude. Abbott, of North Carolina, and
birch bark, from Miss R. M. Kimball. Mrs. O. D.
Ashley has sent her usual boxes of helpful cheer;
one contained clothing, several pairs of pretty bed
socks, l-lov's. shoulder shawl, silks, etc.. and the
other was filled with boxes of heads, attractive
photographs, sachets, and enough pretty, bright
colored, mounted pictures to delight the hearts of
scores of children and "shut in" members.
The annual luncheon of the Emma Willard As
sociation, of which Mrs. Russell Sage is president,
will be given at Sherry's on the afternoon of No
vember IS. Among the representative educational
women present will he President Thomas of Bryn
Mawr; President Wool ley of Mount Holyoke; Dean
6111, of Barnard: Dean Pendleton. of Wellesley;
Professor Mary Jordan, of Smith, and Dean Irwin.
of Radciiff. Mrs. Hadley. wife of President Hadley
of Yale, will represent Vassar. Each of the above
named women will speak, and the association is
looking forward to an exceptionally interesting
Salvatorl was an Italian boy of nine, who was big
for his age. His parents therefore made an affi
davit that he was fourteen years old and sent him
to work in a bisoult factory. Miss Hamilton, who
is a resident of the famous Hull House, in Chicago,
having known Salvatorl from his cradle up. could
swear that he waa only nine, and went to the firm
employing htm to protest a* itnst this violation of
the child labor law. She was greeted with great
politeness, assured that Salvatori was not a mem
ber of the force, and was Invited to Inspect the
premises and find her protege If he were there. An
Italian foreman was even instructed- to accompany
her about and facilitate her search. • She hunted In
company with the Italian foreman until he said
ooiitelv- "Perhaps you think you would do better If
I were not here. I will go away and let you search
alone He went away and Miss Hamilton lingered
about the premise* all the afternoon, but finally
unsuccessful, »ook her departure. The next day sh«
took a walk down through the Italian quarter, »nd
was greeted - all th» children of the section to %
«inzsonsr of Hamilton, you couldn't fled 6>. ,_: * ' -■
"Oh J-Ilss Hamllion; you couldn't fird BalvatoM,
and he was Ip th* sanai barral aU th* tl-iia«r«
Mayor Low will lay the cornerstone of th* new
public library, Astor, Lenox and TUden Founda
tions, at Bryant Park this afternoon. Many na
tional, State and city officiate have been Invited to
the ceremony. The Rev. Dr. Huntington will offer
the Invocation. Mayor Low and President John
Bigelow. of ' the library trustees, will make ad
dresses, and Archbishop Farlev will pronounce the
benediction. Park Commissioner YUlleox will pre
side over the exercises.
coy while kf.im; kxamined at bel.le-
"I wish I could sing; I think I'd feel weller
then?" said James Oorrigan. seven years old.
as he sat In the reception room at Bellevue
Hospital last evening. James lives at No. 238
East Twenty-fourth-st. He fell into an ex
cavation at Twenty-fourth-st. and Second-aye.
and Patrolman Schiwll got him out with the
aid of a ladder Th^ ►■t -avation wag about
twelve feet deep
"AH right, you can sing, if you sine some
thing nice," satd Dr. McLean, who -was* ex
amining the boy.
James threw his chest out. raised hs head
high and began softly to sing "The Palms." In
a moment the room was still, save for th« clear
boyish tones, and when he had finished the
first verse there was a round of applause. En
couraged by this appreciation James sang "The
Holy City." The roprano voice could be heard
at some distance, and nurses, doctors and at
tendants gathered from all parts of the build
ing until the audience numbered nearly a hun
After a second generous round of applause
the boy gave them "Nearer. My God. to Thee."
"How'd BeabroolM strike yer." said James
next. He received encouraging replies, and
gave an Imitation of Mr. Seabrooke singing "Mr.
Dooley." with a variation on the last verse,
"Mr. Devery."
"Well. I guess you are all right, little man."
salii Dr. McLean, when the boy had finished.
"I can't find any braise* or broken bones."
"I guess, it was the singin" that fixed me.**
replied the lad. "I always sing when I feel
Dr. McLean reached down in his pocket, took
out a com and tossed it Into the boy's cap.
Others followed suit, and when James left the
hospital a few minutes later he had nearly $3.
ClM>t: FtTCB /\ l RUN AW AT.
Clyde Fitch, the dramatist, yesterday after
noon was In a runaway accident in Central
Park. Frightened by a collision with a han
som cab. the animal attached to the victoria of
Mr. Fitch took the bit in its teeth and dashed
up the West Drive. Mr. Fitch's coachman sawed
on the mouth of the spirited horse until the vic
toria was opposite West ntieth-st There
Policeman Howard galloped up and caught the
bridle of the animal
In th»« morning a hois.- driven by Lewis C.
Bacber was struck by the shaft of a hansom
cab at Sixty-tirst-st. and Central Drive. Mr.
and Mrs. Bacher were thrown to the road. The
horse was stopped at flirty st by Police
man McNulty. Mrs. Bather, who received slight
bruises on the face, refused " allow an ambu
lance to be called.
Policeman John a. Park stopped a saddle
horse In the east bridle path at Ninety-seventh
at. The policeman found the rider a block
further down the drive la an angry frame of
mind. The latter refused point blank to have
anything further to do with the horse. The po
liceman led the animal to a riding academy,
where he found that th«» rider was Henry Hu
senmakes". of the Endtcott Hotel.
The laying of the cornerstone of the new Holy
Trinity Lutheran Church, at Central Park West
and Slxty-flfth-st.. yesterday afternoon, was wit
nessed by nearly three thousand persons. It was as
much as the police could do tot a time to prevent
people from being run down by trolley cars and
automobiles, as many persons were compelled to
stand in the middle of the street.
The cornerstone was laid by the Rev. Dr. C.
Armand Miller, the pastor. He said a few words in
praise of the work of the Lutheran Church, and
after the singing of an anthem he Introduced the
Rev W F Pacher. president of the Synod of New-
York and New-England. Dr. Bacher spoke of the
history of the church, and praised the work of the
Rev Dr G F. Krotel. who was the first pastor of
the old church when it was opposite Trinity Church.
In Rector-st. Dr. Krotel later thanked Dr. Bacher
In a brief address.
The new church Is to be of Gothic architecture of
the thirteenth century, with a base of granite and
walls of Indiana limestone. Its dimensions are to
be 65 by 100 feet. The auditorium will seat about
twelve hundred people, not counting the gallery at
the east end. At the rear is to be a parsonage, and
the entire cost of all is to be about Jli-.flOu. It is
said the church will be finished In May.
To test the strength of the Federation of Amer
ican Zionists in this city and throughout the
country, a collection of 25 cents an what will be
known as "Shekel Day" was taken up yesterday
in every Jewish congregation. The payment of
this small sum of money, which in the aggregate
will amount to millions of dollars, entitles the con
tributor to become- an enrolled voter in the Zion
ist party The "SbeUoiim." or certificate of en
rollment, permits ' the holder. if eighteen, to vote
for a delegate, and. if a payee of two years* stand
ing and twenty-four years old. he Is eligible to elec
tion as a delegate to the Zionist Congress.
The outcome of the enrollment yesterday will be.
wa tehee with interest, because It will tesinr t--i”
th* efficacy ex th* Zionist propaganda la America-
Toe Zionist .movement was started abou* ux years
"Our Attitude Toward Pleasure" was the subject
of Dr. Felix All. address at Carnegie Hall yes
terday morning. He said in part:
A new kind of asceticism is making -elf felt to
day. Strange to say. It is not based, as o* old, *n
the fear of pleasure ana its demoralizing effects,
but on the excessive valuation of pleasure. The
key to this paradox is in tne democratic movement
of the period. Democracy, which we associate with
the ballot box, freedom and the equality of
man, has also 4 spiritual side. Peop.e see that the
lives of so many of their fellow beings are so
utterly Joyless that they :eel that they have no
right to enjoy what their brethren cannot have.
It Is that which has made ToUtoy leave a life of
ease ami luxury and live like a peasant: In fact,
become a peasant. It is the feeling or" brotherhood.
The emigration of many oi our best citizens from
the more fashionable parts of the city to the East
Side, where they live in settlements, la not alto
gether that they may elevate those among whom
they .make their home?, but that the] may ouiet
that still small voice within ihelr nature* which
condemns them for taking so much when others
can have so little.
Communism has never succeeded except in a few
communities which were he.d together by religious
feeling. One does not have to be a deep student to
realise that the difference in the a^i.i.ies of men
, proves that the equal distribution of wealth Is not
the solution of the problem. But we do not have
to have communistic laws. The law only rebate—

a limited amount of good conduct: but we are not
compelled to stop where the law does. A certain
man has recently said that it la a disgrace to di»
rich, and he has given away large sums of money.
But while he gives millions away he has million*
left. May he logically go to the point that Jesus
did when he told the young man to sell all that h»
had and give it all to the poor. It is a much mooted
question whether too much giving la not really
hurtful Instead of helpful to the poor in that It
makes them less self-reliant. To those who feel
this unrest I would say that there are many chari
ties which are progressive and constructive, ana
really help those who are benefited and make them
more self-reliant and energetic than before, and
which it would require many millions of dollar*, to
support. .
It has frequently been said that th* luxuries or
the rich are beneficial to the poor, but this Is a
great mistake. If the rich spent less money on
luxuries they »ouW spend more on the more need
ful things, and the artists would still paint, and all
the arts would flourish still as they do now. It
would be better if the rich instead ■■: adorning their
homes would put the same amount of wealth Into
the public builuii art galleries, museums, etc..
Where the beautiful thiners could be enjoyed by a.
greater number. It would be better for them If they
lived in less luxury.
I am not disciple of Tolstoy, though I feel the
strength of the appeal which actuates men Ilk»
him. Society hi- been en.leavorins for centuries
to reach a civilized plane of living. Would It not
be a crime to throw away any measure of that
which we have achieve.' an.! ?■> bark to the lowest
stage because others are still there?
The object of life is work. We are all here to
do a certain work. Ft matters not whether we
deserve to be in the plane we are. We are there,
and we must ?lr> that which we have to do to the
very best of our aMHty. It would be a crime to
seek a lower Diane of usefulness.
All grades of society iv,- their pleasures. Pleas
ure I- a bat)\ a recreation, a cordiaL We can
perform our tasks far better after » period of
relaxation. Ask yourself <f .*»■■ pleasure which you
are er.Joylnt: hi one which will be a bath, to you.
one that will put you in tune. Avoid sensual
pleasures and all others which undermine th*
character an.l befog the mind.
The Rev. Dr. Patrick Seal M. Sweeney cele
brated yesterday the fortieth anniversary of hi»
ordination an.l his twenty-fifth anniversary as pas
tor of St. Bri,-i.. Church, at East Eighth-st. and
Avenue B. Sixty-five prominent clergymen from
neighboring cities gathered to do him honor, and
1 presented a striking picture to the lay mind as tiler
marched around the oM church in their vestments.
Archbishop Farley presided at th.: 11 o'clock:
mass. Monsignor Loughlin delivered a pennon ea
the work of the Catholic Church. He said in part;
If m have read the works of those who hay*
assailed the Catholic Church you will find that they
have dons it for two reasons— the one because th*»
Church Ist unchangeable: the other because of its
stubborn adherence te> past belief.
Is it possible." these critics and slanderers say.
"that the Church Is not to be Improved and is for
ever to be dictated to by a clique of potentates?**
Let us pass Ml tilts for a moment. These same*
writers are willing to admit that the Catholtn
Church has brought civilization out of chaos and
despotism, and that she has been tha salvation of
the world.
Take the Catholic? Church all and all, and there
is not the slightest reason to doubt that ah* bast
done more "or the world than any other religion;
but despite this they say there must be a Chang*
sooner or later from antiquity. And again they ask
us why we should beat out our brains against
antique doctrines. Yet they conclude that If that
Catholic Church will not come up to the times It SB
easy to foresee or rather foretell the result.
I want to say that our Church is stronger to-day
than she was at any time during her history. After
two thousand year of hard struggles it would set
hard for us to believe in any new doctrines, »M I
guess we will not.
Dr. Loughlin added that M the Church liseaneal
to critics she would sink out of sight and brsaaf
back the "dreadful days of the Dark Ages."
Dr. McSweeney said he had heard of the "btgetki
Protestant, the bigoted Jew and the bigoted infi
del." but in his long service as a pastor he had
failed to find any such nersons: but he d!d find, hat
declared, good Protestants, good Jews and good la
Dr. MeOweeney was appointed rector of St-
Brigid's Church on September 8. 1*77 His pastorate
has been successful He has paid a debt of 540.0C0
and has spent over $30,000 in Improvements. All that
remains of the debt of tne church is Cs,uuo.
Daily & Sunday
For the Month of
October. 1902. tvere
More than for the jafnm
month of 1901.

xml | txt