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—(Tho lady's Pictorial THE XATIOSS HEALTH. Important Work for All Classes of Earnest Women. In flinrusFing woman's duty toward the health of the nation, before th* Massachusetts State Feder- stior of HTSBSBB'S Clubs yesterday, I)r - *■ A. Kr.opf. „, N>*-Y«rk, lliwlf ffl an i:i!mltabl« field for femi r « r j s>cti\-ity. and fjgyrested that the. energies of th« sex might be used to better purpose than is rr>w often the case. '•Instead r* gtvtag her adherence to ail sorts of f«uS. some of them denying the existence of <ii» *»f* led proclaiming the MasnaaneM of preventive m*<!ic!r.e. the ijiwrlfn mother." paid Dr. Knopf, "*hf>i:id combat sadi dangerous doctrines by word •f ir.outh or pen. and. above all. by example. In *t» 4 a of joining ar.tl-vaTination leagues, ehe should r>ad for universal vaccination laws. Instead of preßaariag £p?.:-.f sdenttllc and humane vlvisec dßß, *he fhould remember that the discovery c? tr.tltcxin was the rawtt of experiments on a iMr hunired guinea pica ■■si rabbits, nr.d that in con *»<;ueace of this discovery eeverty-flve to eighty fh* out of ever> - one hundred American children who tik« diptheria are now favei. Instead of one • ortwoat was formerly th» rase. In*tea4 of resnrrin? to the patent medicine headache powders and nerve BBBtai for her own ailments, ehe sbotdd lead a Stal pkr life, that .a. a life In accordance with physio logical lawc. Then sh* will be no longer nervous and neurasthenic, end will have no occasion to turn to Hbbbbj quack nostrums, upon which millions of dollars are Fprnt arnually ard srhfch often produce Incalculable and Irreriara! '» harm. "The American Woman." proceeded Dr. Knopf, "should find her highest and no) irst mission in helping t . lncre-aee Cc nation's !iea!th. Let her Fupport all moveraents which tend to improve th« moral, physical .-,:,.] baneneetaal standard of the r.atlon. lM her, with all her might, combat child labor, whl-h s:i!) ciipg-races many of our States. I** her .' .-i rational moremeots which tend to combat intemperance and excesses of all kinds. bat the woman of <u:ture and refinement teach her l«*s fortunate filter the arts of cooking and houw keeping-, so that the liom.- of the ordinary laborer Bay be made mure attractive and the sa loon fpaf to bS f- bßßptatloa to him. Let the woman of wealth aiid ir;flue:.<" c ;.. !;i to create b< t ter and MssJtßier tenements Ear the poor, more •arks and ; .uyprovra* tar the ebildren, healthful •laces cf Umscnest Cor old an.i young, when the honest laborloc man may tak.- bis wife and chil dren on a *wffTT aft»r:..M sad partaJce <>t mm, or only sOglUly stoohoUc drinks with Jjls repast. Thus, the paloon ssd Intemperance srill lose their charx::?. sad alcoholism ■■■■:. i Its f-rirfL;l e«jiise gut:. . win grajijaiiy disappear. "It. the prevention <<r tubereatosia. that great white ptanpte, srfalch. if ;t '-oritj; oeg jt P present rav a***, will carry off !o.<*oo.<wo of the 20.0v"X'K^J now liv ln« in ttM l'nite<i States, women can perhaps be more h«-lpful than lr. any otfi^r matter rel;iti':K to the public health. L« t them Join every movement which hhs fur its purpose the i invention of promis cuous spitting i.th< main souroe of the spread of tubercuicj«is) iniojrp. in public conveyance! or even Ml sidewalks. l^x them jirotest agaiiist trail- Ing cresses on the. Side Walk by example and word, t-> mouth or pen. Trailing skirts are f.lth and dis ease coilcctors, they •--' the s^avenKc-r'fi dirty work and transport rwi :r::i< Qoentljr diaeace producing uir; Into \\-.-: bomes of ttnir ■carers. ' L*-' the Amf-rlciiji woman join !•> .i) antl-tuber- Cldests assoctatlOTi*. or form such If they do not yet exist '.Ti h»-r couirausiliy. Thwe associations are for the purpose of spreading knowledge about tv- c; looking after the nftnwimjfiT* poor, «n<s lnducins r.<-!ji" minded sin<; e> ncrous ]>eopl< to i'f-'p to provio> tn^dlcal aid ai.e sanatorium trest ment for inftlir**"'y invalids. It is fil»<» :!!p «iuty of sstl-tuberculosii assodattoos to visit cnn?umii tives at th«-!r bones, lo strive to improve the hygienic <-<ri.j.tio:, there, and v.in!» everywhere preaching the need of precaution nsainst the care .e^s liejjocji vi sputum, to teach the u.Miuly alarmed r»:;uth<-» that the « - arefi;l < < usum; :ivr is ;<s saf< an Individual to associate wim as any one else, that »hthisiopbobla (exaggerated fear of the presence of the cojisumptive) i< cruel a?:d Inhuman. "Many won-.t-n have cliob».u, as i proit -.-seion. the sublime calling of :• ■■ t Hy working hand la hand with t!i* school physii isa and s'jperintendent. the j;ubli" t,c!iooj lie i fir r can •)■> move than <!st to pre-vent the spread of many contagious dls «a?es. s.-i.u'.i boards sup^tintendents and tea !; ers can. by arrnngir.g a iudic»..us curriculum, pn - vent thr overtaxing <<f tne cilllri'a brain and n»r ssca iys>m vi th<« detriment of its physical de ■elopcsent. and by teaching Ih<- fr:i'lamental rules tor the prevention of tuberculosis, the public teach er (-*:, do more toward checking that disease than Perhaps any other Individual. "Alcoholism, the '•urtH of nur nation, often the forerunner <if tub«rcul<;s:is and other infectious dis- A GIFT f glass is a gift of grace, if so * the glass is DorfJinger's. \rtistic superiority displays it. elf in every line of the piece hat bears the trade-mark abef cf their craftsmanship. V rich stock will be found at esd S West I9tb SL 2 3S KsrraySU «•« fort cases, more frequently of crime, poverty and in sanity, Is v disease which women would do wi 1 !! to study ai i i >mhat Nothing enn bp effected by fanatical laws and persecution. Yet women could and should do. much toward the eradication of ihts disea.-'- .>f diseases ' «VNSMINE GOOD CHEER. Have you hail a kln3ne«» thownt Faea X on. 'T»b§ r-ot riven f?r yo-j aloa«— Pass It on. Let !t travel down th» yeara, not clv<!n f?r you aloa»— Pass It on. travel down th« years, l*t Jt wipe another's tears, Till In heaven the deed appears— fats it on. HOPE. After the darkest midnight The dawn again will glow. And after the bleakest winter Will springtide flowers blew. But we would not love the blossoms If every month were Met And we waaMwot heed '*• »unllght If It were forever <J»y. Though In gloom arA sorrow walking. Though our eyes b<j dim ■with tears. If we look to the Over-heaven Lot a rainbow there appears. And hopt shines ever the brightest For those who have known despair; And the promise of rest seems sweetest To those who the buro>n bear. (S. A. Rutherford. NOTICE letter* are received occasionally from n«lnilrer» of the Tribune Suntthlnr Society «h<iwln)r that they hnve c-unfuwl It with organlzat inn* of nearly similar name *Hb»eou«"DtlT Ktnrtert by pesaeSH whom they mistakenly b.llfV><l to'lie ftill in the MTvice of The Tribune. To avoid error ail coimniinK-atlnn*. package, etc., »honlil he a<ldr«— "The Tribune Sunohlne PoUUj. Tribune Building. New-York." AN APPEAL FOB CHEER. <j- p t;, member in writing about the needs of the little French woman, Mile, Marie de Gre v<!!<\ n Since the newspaper rtories were published, In which h«-r hist »ry and poverty were told, various bits of help have come, Including some money which she lifts used most frugally to keep herself from starving Sue has a tiny bouse <>t live rooms; the ui'por rooms are rented for storage, and this keens her rent down to HO a month. She has a few pupils in French, but she has no coal to heat her room and she is in dire need of this comfort, if ■he «-ould only get a larger number of pupils In ronwrsatimiiil French she could )>.• self-supporting. She i- a Parisian, and h-r accent Is perfect ''• rhai— "< = are W i-.-nts a lesson. She is a charming little woman, not young, nd desperately poor, so I mm hopJtig that the T. S. B. will find a way to ii^b«rtemponry help: other, to whom I have frMled have given me fair words, but no practical help I feel confident the T. S. S. can and will find a vay to e : v cheer. onv , friend has had address cards printed for Mil* de <:>- .-.-.lie. and the office has some to dis tribute to Bny who are willing to call, to take les ions or otherwise aastst this needy woman. TOT, A BRANCH. Yin, t R. Adams, president of the Tola (Va.) branch, write* that the materials for quilt work from Mm Worden. of Brooklyn, were a helpful con tribution to their Sunshine work. There is an aged cripple 1 woman in this branch to whom a wheel chair would be a I les-lng. Borne warm flannels are needed for her Bbc is old and almost bUnd and entirely dependent upon a daughter for support. The paper* Mid SagaSnes received by this branch from Miss Handley were pissed on to a lonely member whose llf< is very sad. IK SEED OF FI'F.U Ui Invalid member In New-York State, who lives alone, says sbe has not a penny for fuel, and nsk;< f..r S2 to buy a load of wool. That amount has been sent to her. but she should have some coal to keep her from actual suffering when the real cold W A^S3r SSSh« writ- that her invalid husband who i- s great sufferer from rheumatism and Brian's disease. Is much worse because she is not ble to keep a fire all day. HELPERS. The work of distribution was greatly sided at the. eeneral office by the efficient help of Mrs. P. P. Frost, president of Mothers' Btmsbtna Club; Mrs. p, T QaUoway of Rutherford. N. J.. and Miss '.,; Pueslev. of Brooklyn- Seven large express t\r -^ \vele sent to branches In four different States bS*4es parcels for Manhattan. The San Domingo , hrl-tmus box is ready, while those for JJSfnuteh West Indies, th« Kfin^m.i Islands and the Indian brand, In South Dakota will be Onlshed is fait as suitable articles are received RESPONSES. Mr-- a I" Tomea, >:= <■ Cummlng, ■ States Isl p-,1 member end "A Friend" In Manhattan bars Utodly offered to make i«C» for the "Uttto Mothers' " Christmas festjvn'- FOB BUNSHINE Ml I A/: Julia P. B r ' " brary. y-r< r B i ' ■'. ,'■'"* u l n win send RCQUSSTS. Will Mrs William Orr. of Th« Bronx, pleas* eom:n'- »*• with the oJBe«? "She thought to herfielf." write, a modern ror rtjjt "bow delightful it v.v>uM *>* to live in a boon mhert everybody lov. d tnd Shoucht sdo«1 every one else." ahe did not know Slat "r wUh *:i. just for t.ie klngdon. of hea%en. _,X W. Farrar. WHAT A HEAR AWMIHAI. BAYS. near Adßlral G«ors« WalUce MeUUle. writ In « , m .TibTxav," la 'CABEKIIS FOB THE COMING MEN." mr.rnt* a very attractive pletwe of the ovportaaltles j M ff«r,J to ,-ua* »v. v to eSMsee It '" »>'• t»u..|n«.,, NKW-VORK PATLV TRTm'NK. FiJIOAY. (KTOBKK 28. 190-t. GOVERNMENT CHRYSANTHEMUMS. The Official Autumn Exhibition at the Na tional Propagating Gardens. [•lien Till: TUBOICI IT. RKAV. ! Washington, Oct. n.— The government opt-ird its annual chrysanthemum show to the public this week at the National Propagating Gardens, under the direction of Colonel Bromwell. Superintendent of Public J2ulldiiigs ami Ground- George Q Brown, the landscape gardener of the i.'apitul. aid a recognized authority in horticulture . is personally lr. charge, or the twenty-four hun :■ jJ flowers on exhibition there were two dbsen specimens never before seta here, tour of which were developed by Mr. Brown within the last year. The star blossom was ChrySOS, a biji. 6 i> l*i*'i biuoir.. with petals growing toward Its centre. This freakish growth i.> such a feature o* tii^ blossom that Mrs, Roosevelt, upon seeing ii ii day or two ago for the Oral '. i::»-, declared that it renilr.i!t«t her of the Huffy bead <>? a poodle. Another at tractive bloMOtr was the l.mi Dillon, named by 1 Mrs. Roosevelt !:..-t year. In honor of tlt« record hnitliriK msre »f Hint name. Still not her flower, not new, but exceeJlngly admired because of Its graceful shape and red and gold coloring, was :he \VilMatr. McKlniey. Among the older varieties on view weie the Black Hawk, Mr. McKinley's r.i\ .rite flower: the Brutus, a strange orange and red combination; the Ivory, :i»'l si stately bronxe. Japanese blosaonn called the i.onr.tiUii. There a:> *!*>> a number of new plants remiaisaent of the >(!kac!«»s king dom thai vary m color from palest creaas to a <!e< y i< ddlafa bronze. There are no potted plants in the collection, each chrysanthemum growing free In the earth. K:tih si-m is fully a yard in height, a condition at tained by a careful pruning of every shoot growini? from the mnln stalk. This leaves the entile strength of the plant to centre In the single stem and Is the secret of the high state of perfection to which the growing o- the rare Oriental plant l.iis attained under the direction of scientific gar dening. A gracefully pretty new candidate for admiration -,v..- the Qladys Varnlerßttt, a white and yellow striped bloom. CABE OF THE BATERCOM Its Condition Shawl Degree of Eefir.rmer.t in Household. A Christian ivi v or» who leaves a: bathtub clean ».fter taking a bath, says Miss M. L". Carter, In "House and Home" (A. S. Barnes & Co., New- York). The definition is quoted from a boarding bouse resident, who always had to scour the bath tub before using it. and who thought it altogether unjust that decent people should be obliged to do double duty in a bathroom, because self-respect would not permit thorn to leave fie tub as they found It. It ■would be a good •plan, says Miss Carter. If all bathrooms not strictly private could have printed rules framed and hung up In plain night of ell bathers, giving a few Pimple admonitions us to what constitutes "good form" In a lavatory of any sort. The fact Is that In what may be termed the minor morals a great m: •• y people seem to be deficient of all training. Nowhere is this more glaringly apparent than In bathrooms used by several people. While, ng a rule, Individuals carry their own towels and soup to a bathroom, yet sometimes one may be compelled to use a cake of soap that is there for emergencies. Whoever does make persona] use of It should at least wipe It dry before laying it back In the soap holder, for it Is very disagreeable to take hold of soap that has been lef*: wet. This may seem overfastldlous to c >rr\ but a young woman once lost a trip to Europe just because Fh*> was careless In that par ticular. Th« friend, who was asked why she did not tak« her as a companion when she wanted company on a tour abroad. answered: "Oh. I cannot take her? she always leaves the soap wet." A cursory glance at a bathroom reveals the de gree of refinement of those who habitually use It. Concerning the arrangement and care of the bath room, Miss Carter says: "A great convenience is a towel bar at a suitable height, placed against the wall all around the room. •^x^pt where it would interfere with other sta tionary furniture. Bars of heavy glas<» or nickel Plate are easiest to clean. Every bathtub should be provided with a lar«r»- sponge holder of wire or metal, and a soap holder of metal or India rubber. These should hat:g. not stand, on the bathtub's edpe. Over the face ba«in. or e'.se beside it. an other soap holder should hnng. It is less trou! le to keep things looking nice In a bathroom where nothing Is allowed to stand on the basin's edge or or. the bathtub, because when left on these places they are apt to get pushed about, and have no settled abiding place, and it takeß longer to clean up with things in the way, to be lifted about. "A set of inclosed hanging shelves can be us*d for many things needed in a bathroom, and will aid In preserving order. Three or four large double clothes hooks screwed upon the Inside of a bath room's door, and left exclusively for the use of persons going in for a bath, are among the requisites of th« room. A bottle of inodorous dls tnfectant mieht always to be kept beyond the reach of children, and at least once a week some of the contents should be poured down every waste pipe "The bathroom Is a suitable place for keeping a HousetvtxteS Exchange. IX SRARCII OP A W. C. T. U. BADGE. I very much wish to know where I can purchase the W. C. T. U. (Woman's Christian Temperance Union) badge-a little white bow of hard sub stance. The Housewives 1 Exchange columns have been dally helps 10 me. and not knowing whera to secure the desired Information in regard to the badge 1 turn tovou for a volution of my troubles, hoping in tl • answer In the Housewives' ;;„ r, i shall ;■ watching for it dally. A LOVER OF THE N . . TRIBUNE. SPON'OE CAKES. If A. S. G., of Plalnfleld, N. J . would like a sponge r.ako that i.- neither dry nor tough she should try Uiis recipe: One cup of sugar, one cup of •""sr<i flour, three ecgs on* teaspoonful of baking pokier three tablespoonfuls ol cold water, the jui.-e of hat a lemon and a little of th« yellow rind gmt--d. I- irst grease the pan well with plenty of butter; lieat the whites of the ggs stilt (as for icing); in another dish beat together five minutes sugar, yo.ks. lemon lu'i'-e and rind; add water, then Hour and baking powder mixed, a little at a time. Stir quickly; add the whites of the eggs and bake 26 minutes .till? time ought to he long enough). 1' ive it loose from th.- pan around the sides. Whir ■lone, turn upside down on a cake board. Turn the pan over it to .team until cool, so that rt^ be «»& BSON No. 121 South Thlrd-ave.. Mount Vernon. N. Y. TOO MANY FADS; TOO I.ITTI.K KNOWLEDGE. That young girls of the public se'no^» are being overcrowded with studies Is sadly tri a, There are too many fads, too many useless st'"'?!«'s. It is cruel and unjust to parents and children, for parents have a right to expect that their children ■ball have a fairly good knowledge of spelling, reading, composition and mathematics when they are graduated from the public schools. In my opin ion, the parents, when they pay rent or taxes, help to pay the public school teachers— not Uncle Bam. There- is something radically wrong in the schools of to-day. Young - .a are graduated with a smat tering of everything and very little knowledge of anything. In my experience I have known year after year young girls who had bt-'en graduated from the public schools and others who came from Wad leitfh. the Girls' Technical High School, the Morris High School and other hi^ii schools to fall in an examination where simple words were given, such as "discipline," "guarantee," "authorize," "mort gage," "gratefully," "forty-four," "ninety-nine," "symmetry," "audacity," etc. Many said "they never had such* words." In almost every Instance "audacity" was spelled "ordasity." Several seemed t.» think "symmetry" was Intended for "cemetery," and spelled It so One >oung girl insisted on spell ing "grammar" "grammer" (slu had been gradu ate i trom a grammar school) Another, who bad been sdmltted to the Morris nigh Bebool, had only (our word* corn spelled out of thirty. ljof!« it not seem us if something was a miss 1 think that sewing and cooking, laundry work and Waiting <■" table should be omitted at least until the Kills have acquired a thorough knowledge of th.- ordinary requirements of business in- The qualifications of cook and bousefceepei ;.re essential f^r ihf FOung girl, to he sure, but the mothers «if to-day will in most cises teach their daughters U» become tfdv. direful housekeepers. Tlie young girls who attend high school do not ie , el'e the attention that i-» their due- they ar fi •■! an nee' when tender care, ?ood rood -md an abundance of fresh air arc- absolutely necessary. From 9 until •■ o'clock '■' l? a series of Jumps for them— twenty mt'iutes for on'- study and twenty minutes for an other; at th** ex' lration of each twenty minutes the ironK sounds calling the irirls to another room, there t<> meet :mo:her teacher and undertake ? new study Durlns all these .lumps, from » until 13 o'clock, the girls carry their luncheon about with them. and at •-' o'clock repair to a luncheon room and stand while eating, with only ten or fifteen minute allowed for. as the girls term It. 'C"'. bling" I know this to be true of one of the high schools, but do not vouch for if at all of them. The gymnastic exercises I think are very Rood when not carried to excess; they tend to strengthen and develop the body, and are an excellent rccrea hamper for soiled clothes, but damp towels should be dried before they ar* consigned to It, and it should never reveal its contents. Neither should any soiled articles be 1-ft i:i>oii the cover." WOMEN'S POLITICAL DSTFLUENCE. Judge Alden Says Kepublican Clubs Beat Sewing Circles. If Bnw w a D-nu'ctal. And lurkt-i- le or.*-, too. And oae says this u:hl OB* mm tb&t. An! tees iiolili a different view; If •■":.!:..:, iav« thl:iic'« a Me. On which •Dave" Hid st»n i« pat. Would >uu »uMia>t or nraKtplj To ii:id wfcat'i a Democrat? By this urigtaal |.ur<*«j> of a popular aung did .ledge U^ur>,v V. AMoa. of Uttt***""*" charac terize the Democratic party at a meeting of tin- West rinj Woman's Kt-pubiicuti Club, yesterday afternoon, el So. 1307 Broadway. ••Women llkb l»>gtc ana constancy." continued J.iLIK AM.M, -and 1 doubt Whether their Influence will t-vei l>f Blvcii to Uie Democrat*. ttnlSM there Is a Wonderful cha:;is^ In their policy. I am glad to wo the women taking such an interest in politics. it's trieh better th.iii tbe sewing ctrclea that ti»«s» used to have in New-England— and probably in New-York, too— where the women sewe.t clothes and tori- up characters. I know from experience of the- Influence thai women eseti over politics. My mother was a stanch Democrat nnd my father was a itanch Republican. Three of her four boys ha\ . turned put Democrats, it is Just this— the lafhioni a of the mother upon her children— that la the hope .ii' the future." !>:. Charles Martyn, of this city, nou has been Judge Alden's "stumping" partner during this cam paign, followed with a speech. Mr. Cbalraan." he abseattntaaedlj begun, and then, remembering that a woman was presiding, he gallantly remarked: 'Ah! 1 am glad to find that tiitre is a lovely bonnet behind- me instead of the usual bald head." Dr. Martyn br>;:i;i his ta.ik with piaiaes of Governor Odeli, and then explained to the women the Democratic position in th ; i use lull that the Republican party favored ar;d received money from ■.: • trusts. "Now. if Judge Aide;- should Bay to me, 'Doctor, you stole my watch,' ant] X Bhould answer, trove it." and then he should nay, 'Prove that you didn't, you riisr-ui:- what would you think of that for Justice? Well, that's Just th<- way the Democrats went about accusing the Republican.". But when this accusation was put into the political wash tub the colors r.ui. so now the Democrats hay« deserted that position and have fallen haciv un criti cism of the character of President Roosevelt. "Now, ■-■>>• know that be has been in accord with more classes thai: an; other American except, per haps. Benjamin Franklin. The soldiers like him, he hits been a soldier; the ranchmen like him. h« has been a ranchman; Uncle Sam likes aim. he has transacted that old gentleman's business magnifi cently; and, last, inn not least, the farmers or our country like him. ho has helped to make hay iHay>. "Judge Parker Is a lovely man," continued Dr. Martyn; "he Is a good husband, a good father nnd a good grandfather (nothing could Be sweeter th:m that colored picture at him in the midst of the family >:roui.>. but there Is one fatal thing against him— Theodore Roosevelt; and on November 8 Uncle »am Ik points to say. 'Parker, in Bsopoß, you are the right mun In th« right place. Stuy there!' but he will lay Ills haml on Roosevelt's shoulder and proudly say. 'He's good enough for me.' " MR. LEIPZIGER AT PRESS CLUB. The Woman's Press Club, nf which the Haw I'hcrb« A. Hanaford Is president. October 29. at th« Ing next Saturday afternoon, October 29. at the Waldorf-Astoria, at 2:30 p. m. Henry \f. Lstpatger, Supervisor of Lectures, Department of Education of New- York City, will he the guest of honor. The programme will include a paper on "Literature and Journalism," original monologues by Miss SairW Vere Milne, nnd songs by Miss Jean Clerihew and by the Walcott Quartet. IN NEED OF FUNDS. Th» Hospital Prok md Newspaper Society is ur gently in need of IBM to continue th" work dur'ng th" coming season. Subscriptions and contribu tions may he sent to Mrs. J. O. Green, treasurer. No. n Lexmgton-ave., New-York City. REPUBLICAN LITERATURE. Republican literature can be obtained every day from 2to 4p. m. at the h--;?r!o < ua>-Ws of th ■Wom an's Republican State Association, at No. 113 East Zlghteenth-st. A committee from the State Asso ciation and from the various local Hubs will be In charge of th* literature. ORGAN FOR BARNARD CHAPEL. The chapel at Barnard has been enriched by an organ, which has been presented to the college by Robert Ogden. in the name of the firm of John Wanamaker. STAFF OF "THE BARNARD BULLETIN." Tho editors of "The Barnard Bulletin" for the college year of 1904-' Co, are: Anne D. C#»en, '•">.". editor in chief; K. S. Calhoun, *<B, businfjp man ager; Caroline Hali. '06, assistant business man ager; Elinor Rrantipram. '> I< s. managing editor: isa bell Mott. '06, associate mnnaerer. M'»^ Green takes the pla.-.- of Mis? Emille .1. Hut»]iin«on, '05, who has rrsli?n<»rt from that posi tion, but who will bo connected with "Tiie Bul letin" as social i tlon. ye( no girl should be allowed to enter the gymnasium without the advice of her family phy sician. I know one young girl who was told "she would have to leave the high school unless she procured a suit and entered the gymnasium," despite her physician's orders to the contrary. Only after a personal interview was the matter adjusted satis factorily. Who *-ver heard of n pupil being told to retiie because she could not spell" The "stunts," like everything else, are being overdone. Anything that '■ .i.ls to make a young sjirl rough is unfit for her- she should retain always, and prize, the beautiful bloom of femininity. We want strong health) girls, but they must be womanly, too, and Intelligent. Some homo study is absolutely neces sary, yet if lessons were clearly explained at school there would not be so much necessity for it In terest should be kindled first. The solution of prob lems in arithmetic should not he given as a home study. One hour, or not more than one and one half hours, should be allowed for a grammar school girl to study at home, and two hours should be ample for the high Bchool girl. Nothing shouiil be permitted to disturb the girl's hours of home study: it should be systematic, not spasmodic. Parents would do well to a id and en courage their daughters, but never urge them to make extra efforts to obtain a special mark. id\? fr«>m conscientious work. Th« schools cf Hartford are famous for their delightful methods of Imparting knowledge. Hart ford boosts of having pupils from all parts of the world. The!:- hours are from 'J until 4. with an in termission of two hours— 12 until 2 o'clock— when the pupils go home to a j:ood hot dinner, a rest and. if necessary, brush up for the afternoon study, or, better still, work on the morrow's les sons. No home study after school closes is neces sary. There in no jumping, no worry every thing is systematic — one is pleased. Many of the fines; scholars in America hall from Hart ford. Why must our high school girls be dismissed at 2 o'clock? Why can they not have ample time to. go home to dinner? It is the time of life wh^n good food is necessary. a. F. M. Manhattan. FOOLISH "SMATTERING." The subject under disc: ?sion In your columns this month Is one that i.iUKt appeal strongly to those whose dally round bring* a continual re minder of th" educational problem. As an assistant librarian. I am brought Into fre quent contact with studc:,ts. among whom there in a great lack of Intelligent mental g-'asp and thor oughness, largely due, 1 believe, to requirements exceeding the capacity of the scholars. The bright minds, in order to "keep up," must overwork, while the dull or ignorant grasp Just enough to give them an exalted opinion <"' themselves and a feeling of commiseration for those whose far superior educa tion has made them rot "proud that they know si» much, but humble that they know no more." The following may serve as an illustration: A girl eighteen or twenty years of age. and a high school graduate, i believe. Inquired at the library for an "Atheist." 1 asked what sh« meant and received the reply: "Why. don't you know. it Ie like an advanced branch of grammar, that tells you bow to ••■■• thr same thing In v gr.at many different ways." This was inf"rni«itloii, in deed and 1 was part i • iii — surprised when added, with a consequential air. that she was a regular contributor to a local newspaper, but wtu S"inet!rn< s at a k»«>8 to express herself without a repetition <' phrases '■ might add thai 1 was un able to discover wh.it the iitrl really wanted (al though 1 offered her a book of synonymea), and the conclusion was forced upon tiie that she did not know herself. This KiH is i:i 3otne resects typical of hundreds, who Require .i "smattering*" of booklore. which they '.i unable to apply in any practical war, and so I usi "show off" as •!■■> would on elaborate bat • r gown. We now have 'h. -her" edui ii !•»-.. May we not I .!•■ i.i lime to reach th« "highest" education wliieh .-.ill bring about th- normal, if leas rapid tcvelopm-'tit of mind and body, so that peryonailtv i.id character uiaj have an opportunity u> R»a*rt iiemueivrs and become as much i< requirement v • history and literature? OBSERVER Connecticut. FOR GOLDEN WLIDDIXG. "Russell" Will "i>-l the closing lines of Longfel low's "Hanging of the Crane" suitable for reading at a golden wedding. They have been thus used more than once bj ANOTHER "ftCaSEM." Outer Bay. MAW II )KSES SLIP DOWN. XEEDLESS SPBIXKUXO. Old Fight to Have City Cart- for Streets Recalled. The slippery state of the asphalted streets In the central part of Manhattan most frequent ed by light driving traffic had in the lust wee* brought fjrth uaay protests from drivers and owners of hordes at d automobiles. Cotvtlttktss have be:.-orr.e alsaeet tntoterahW, a>>d an every hand th« question in asked. "Why should thf pavements be jis iHi^aei on a. bright October afternoon us on h. niomlng uft-r a a latex s'eet storm V" Seldom hvToie have co many hors»3 flail in Flfth-avt>. and Broadway. The efforts of tht« newly organised traffic equ&d of police are in a measure? defeated by the tumbling down of horses and the delay and confusion In getting them on their feet. Drivers must go at a snail's pace or rtah losing their animals from a leg breaking fall. Trere U just one reason why the streets are slippery, and that is found tn the sprinkling op A FLUSHING MACHINE OP THE STREET CLEANING nKPARTMFTXT AT TTORK OX FIFTH AVK. Its use renders sprinkling of the streets unneces<>ar eritiorta of a private corporation which works under a license from the Department of Water Supply and levies a direct tax on th« store keepers, offlc- and hous* holder* atons th- route covered by it" sprinklinsr wagons. Th» sprink ling; of th* streets in this fashion f-ouM be un pleasant, even if it were necessary. The au thorities of the Street Cleaning and Police de partments declare that there is not the slightest exrusr. or n*ei for the sprinkling. yet ro one seems to have authority to stop the sprinkling tnthtn a week one death ami two serous ac cidents have been charged directly to the sprinklers. At Thirty-fifth-st. and Fitth-ave. a big automobile suddenly skidded on the slippery. fresh sprinkled pavement and crushed oat the life of a mnn. Last Wednesday morning, at Bleecker-st. and Broadway. Francisco Farvano. seventeen years old, a tailor's cutter, slipped on the pavement and fell. A Broadway car passed over one arm crushing it so badly that it was necessary for an ambulance surgeon to perform an amputation on the pavement. One woman is barely alive to-day as a result of the unnecessary sprinkling. For six weeks she has been goffering from blood poisoning, re sulting from a broken kneecap, got walk cross ing the slippery pavement. Six weeks ago she tried to cross Thirteenth-st As usual, the slim lay thick on the pavement and she fell, bream ing her kneecap, which had i-reviously been fractured. MANY HORSES HAVE FALLF.N. The police records show that an incredible number of horses have fallen in Flfth-ave. Sev eral of them were so badly Injured that they ha.l to be shot. On Tuesday, according to the rec ords of the mounted police, fourteen horses feU at Flfth-ave. and Forty-second-st. between 7 o'clock and noon. Wedneadav morning seven horses went down at Twenty-third-st. and Fifth ave. before 10 o'clock. It was only a short time ago that a horse drawing the carriage of Mrs. Russell Sage slipped on th» sprinkled pavement and a serious accident was narrowly averted. Protests against the operations of th» sj:rink 11ns wagons have been made lo various public offlclahl and departments. Most of them find their way to the Street Cleaning Deportment. Only on* response is possible: "This department has no control over street sprinkling. We would stop it if we could." Those who are familiar with the fl£;ht which Major WooX>ury has made to have this im portant detail of street work turned over to him cannot doubt the sincerity of the answer. In 1809 the Street Sprinkling Ass elation, a West Virginia corporation In which Hilder brand & Byers are largely Interested. secured the passage of certain special legi^lati-m. This act «uve the ComnUamioner of Public Works the right to Issue a street sprinkling Beevae, which virtually was a contract The license wai give i to the Street Sprinkling- Association for ten years. Thp corporation was to pay the- city $28,000 a year for water used and was author ized to levy contributions on the property hold ers and tenants along the streel covered ' y its wagons. In ISOT. when the new charter was us..! r con SWEET NEW CROP HECKER-JONEMWEU. KILLING GO. sideratlon. a special committee was appointed to draw up the section relating to the c-leanlns; of the streets. This committee consisted of Seth X.OW. who was then president of Columbia Uni versity: Gen-r.il BknJUßtin P. Tracy and x- Mayor Thomas F. (tllroy. AI Ihelr ftrai meet ing they dacMed that !h'-> kr.rv. Hitlf m noth ing about -::-►■: cleaning mid cuile<i in Coioi.et Waring. who thon had charge of that work for the city. In the rtanse s»tiiiiK fertk tha daUe* of the Coraml - nt strer-t I'leutiiMß a::ti the mat ters over which hr s-*n>ulil hay»- nncicl waa til* phrase, "siprinkljng of the iity streetst," Thus was appro bj th*- coznmlttev, but belatara the time this j.i.rt:o;i ef the » harter l»ft it. 1 * lian»i3 and thf Übm it appeared i ri print tSM i-iaas»- va* strlck< oal by wni« «>n»- without .luth.'Si-.y Th^ roauabßavi wa< not Urfcrmed of it imtil aftfi :(!•■ chart*'- whm ail"pt»-<l. AI tt •- | ial tv... sesatoos of ihf legislatare 'oiii* hmi he- : it; rniimr.! giving th»- i'<tiiiml3sl«>n«-r ••f >-i -ft -':• ii:.rin -.uiiol ii\>t >'t:'-ft klirig. Both t.'lls fulled lv puss. Ir. April of tlii.-i year t(;.- old catilu< t under which the Street Cleaning Asemlitsaw bad bmi i [>-r.i;i: t, ran oiu. As the profits had heeai huge th»- ronrern made ;: strenixowj effort to sectm ■ :i»-\\ »-ontra«t from Tb» Ht>:tr<i «>f Alder men. It a^ke 1 ft.:- ;» limUacl (ot riv.- >-r<rs. but this* was nfliwil Iti its sr^-i'i th*- aliiernien authorize 1 the Dt-partnitn: .;T Ifatef Supply t'» issuf ■ hcesaa for streel sprinkling ar..t to sell tht- city « a: ! for that purpeee. THE (Si AI. I.KVY MAI I'jider th:.>* ll'fr,.jf lbs «>ii] »-i>n«'eri: i;as ct>Q tir.ticd to do business. The usu..l ir\y of -5 cents a week has been made i>n all truants of single stores and houses ' T n office buildings collection* :ir.- made from th<isf having offices which front on. the street Residents of Flfth a\-«». have signed contracts for crinkling under the mteapprehenmon that the .ny could and would for. th-m In pay. They .ii.! not know that th-> Street Cleaning Department really doea th*» work out of k. nra<>ra] approprfatlM and at rtan«a when trrffl.- is not tnterferexl with, Between the boors nf 1 and .': < -clock in the) morning, when the streets are practically d» serterl. thf» hic;h preasore flashing "apona of th* department are at work. Th-> foKDvitntJ streets an? tberouchly fli:she,l and cleaned every night: Ftfth-av«\. from Fif ; •.-■■ ii. -st to the Washing ton Arch. Startftvave., from Fifry-ninrh-st, to «'armine. an.l Broadway. fr->m F"rrv-.«i»oon<l to Fourteenth at, Kverv parttrl* cf dust and dirt is sw^>pt into the- gutter, and either canted off by the water or gathered un hy wagons on thoir carry morning? rounds. On this clean surface the street sprinklers ■PTCad an unnecessary i oattng of wares-, When th^ liumi.lHy ; =s great and the temperature lovr the pavement remains moist an<l slippery for hours. Temporary relief is fn sigh:, for th» sprinklers cease operations when th* thermom- Her falls to freezing point, early in Kowmber • MBS. HERRMANN LOSES STOCK SUIT. Sought to Recover the Valne of 200 Shares of American Mmmg 1 Company. Mrs. Florence Crosby Herrmann, who is suing George Herrmann, a wealthy :■ • naaa, for a separation an the ground of cruel and inhuman treatment, was immi i iirfnl juliwlaj hi hsractfcai agwlmrt R P. Isiuinasiy. a steekbroater, and other defend to recover the value of tw., hundred shires ol stock In thr- American Mining tnpanv which she said she received from Elbert A Tfiuri* toa in I>>4. Justice <;reenb:u;m directed a verdict for the defendants, Mrs. Herrmann, in not. wbea sin was 98ha Flor ence Crosby, was In Mexico with 'i!u::ston and lent him h» r Jtiielu. H^ pawned thJa and s;>"nt the prooeeits. She said that at th- Ti:.-v 230 'hares of his mining stock were i:i Louniberj'a hands and that he gave be* a totter to Lounshery stat ing the st". . waa held bn tr:.-*: f,>r her as baUea and that In case of his absence, ur ot accident to him. they were to consoler her the r.tvner. Thurs ton soon afterward died, ;>.n,i Miss Crosby Hlleged thnt th»> v.-.iri:.s aecldt nt or absence Included death She testlfi. d that she presented Thurston's letter to LounsUry, that Lounslcry b.m^h.t fifty or th s-jares; thai h" asked h-r if she v.lshert him to keep the others fbr her. ;ir;.l thar sne r.-- ',\t-i\ "Ye* •• Tburston'9 tetter was sot admtttcd In evidence' BUEKED TO DIIA.TH 111 I ZX. FIAT. Woma-'s Drees Catches Fire from a 'is Stovt as She 13 Iro: . Bin Theresa I.o^i-.. f N... R2 Em B^venrv>. ■•Ixth- . \A;i-i bniTed t<> «ltat'- yesterdtQ :n hey «pnrtments on the fourth fl -<r. 32m was In th* kitchen Ironieg, \r.<\ her lr>.>>;» wrappei cxsghl On from a mis ::m> Mr* taogn rushed ilnwr.stalrs "oreamir.g. and at ths it»:>r ol the acartmrni "t Ura. Para K.iha. fell vih:: .mil hf-r s ;ster,; ster, Mrs. Pauline Murray. -• | tbi I • from Mr^i I-..gi:i'« clothing through the transom c>ver their iii"ir. ran downstairs crying "Fire!" The janitor, who heard the ilirm. u-;:v>- such assistance us h<» •culd. pottng "it th. ;lr- i-i The i«::r-. \r\z garrr.ent* with a pal] ol water. On the arrival ol ;'.-. ao buhutce surgeon llr^. l^.v-::i was i torn MBS nOI ivrriKßs. "If I h»(l » SS . isnynhert' from MSSSSJ to l«rat.T-lhr> year* eN I wimil I ■>! i< •■ in hU h:ui>N the lMH>k railed •<\\h»:f.r>> ran 1 Mr. *'!":n«; MfcN.' " «•«•* » »•!* l.cown bunkfr if .i uahli .:iun«r the uihcr night. ■p.. SELFRAISI^ mmmm 7^