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f WOMAN'S EMANCIPATION IN EGYPT* A VICTORY FOR FASHION.
"This drawing represents two Egyptian ladles who have discarded the black outdoor dress «en
«raily worn by them, retaining only me white veil. or 'yashmak.' " says "The Graphic." This la
as much as their lords and masters have allowed them to depart from Immemorial custom, and it
Is undoubtedly a great concession for Egyptians. In the brougham behind them are two ladles
dressed as customary— l. c, entirely enveloped In black silk."
LEGISLATURE STUDY.
Mrs. Weed Visits Five in Interest
of Anti-Polygamy Amendment.
As legislative agent for the National Woman's
Christian Temperance Union, Mrs. Maria C Weed
has collected considerable material this winter for
a comparative study of legislatures. She has vis
ited five states In the Interests of an anti-polygamy
amendment to the Constitution, and she finds so
far that legislatures are all alike. "A body of men
taking serious subject* very cheerfully" Is a defini
tion that will cover all of them. Yet they have
their local differences; at any rate, they had very
different ways of receiving her.
"In Delaware," said Mrs. Weed. "I was horrified
to read the morning after my arrival in the capi
tal that both houses had voted to adjourn and
inert again In Joint cession for the purpose of
hearing Mrs. Maria C. Weed on the anti-polygamy
resolution. However. I mustered up all the cour
age I could, and at the appointed hour I went to
th* quaint and rather primitive State House. The
men looked at me and at my companions as If we
were creatures of another order. The sergeant-at
arms announced that the honorable body of the
Senate and the president were coming, the House
rose and remained standing till the Senators were
seated, and the Speaker of the House resigned
the chair to the president of the Senate. By this
time I was petrified. The president asked me to
come forward to the Speaker's desk. and. to gain
a little time, I asked with ail the assurance of a
person who was scared stiff If the resolution* to
■Rhicii I was to speak might not be read. The
JTCBidetit ordered the clerk to read them, and
while tais was being done I tried to remember that
Die women of the country thought I could do this
thing and I mustn't fall. Well, somehow I mar..
aged to get through creditably, and I never had a
•ore beautifully attentive and courteous hearing-.
Afterward. when that great and august body had
dissolved. I found that it had been composed of
vr.e nicest Jot of kind hearted and charming niea
■■aglnable. And they passed the resolution.
.."Ia West Virginia everything was different. With
•elr Southern chivalry those dear men seemed
anxious to save mo from anything like a con
•Wcnous position. They let me flit around in the
•Mdow But you ought to have seen toe resolu
tion go through: The whole thing was over in
■our days.
la Massa'-hurett* the atmosphere was like that
c. >M cemeteries. Their committees are most lm
•nsalve bodies, and it doesn't help your nerves to
•tana before them.
'"Connecticut was very hard. They promised us
£3 hour, and then forgot all about us because we
»sre women, But in Illinois 1 bad the time of my
w '" 8 « v states have now passed the resolution."
smb. Weed concluded. "New York was the first.
then came lowa. North Dakota. Missouri, Maine.
MUware and West Virginia. It Is still pending
Massachusetts. Connecticut and Illinois, and to
. narrow I go to New Jersey. In Congress Charles
'P--A* - a ' ?'? ' v "° did so much to secure the un
***Mg of Roberts, ha* promised. In response to
. «n* prayer of the women's organisations of the
jwntry. to lead the fight In the House, and Sen
aror Burroughs will do the same In the Senate."
s o*B* from the Emerald Isle are all tho go la
trjltnd, wbere the quest for novelties Is quit* a*
■**B as it Is in this country. Irish pearls have en
;.Vta no mean popularity ever since Lady Dudley
( presented to Queen Alexandra a dainty brooch set
».th fine specimens of these lovely gems on the
fKMtoa of the last royal visitation to Ireland.
£*■ amethysts are somewhat more to the fore
*•» present, however; indeed, they are among
■c SBiaru-st of the season's gems. The finest are
•»*■ to com* from AchUi. Tnese Achill amethysts
•£*«-?.? deep, rich royal purple and work up mac
irT**o"* into brooches, natplns, pendants, necK
■■■•• an« chains when »*t In old silver.
*'!, •"other Irish stone which has won favor 1*
we Kerry diamond, which make* a brilliant show
w small expense when set In gun raeul, silver
•* PUUxjum.
Decent people In Part* are considerably exercised
over, the shameful trad* in little boys and girls
**ii!ca *■* been unearthed among the studio*. It
f «ms that many parent* take advantage of the
Increasing demand for child models on the part
« painters and sculptors to let out tbelr children,
• wnu Pose for three or four hour* at a tine, earn
•v,*t thereby 75 cent* and upward a day. The poor
• 2* things are grossly neglected by their parent*.
~ -a. s«ro there are several models In the family.
F">**sbm* live off iholr earnings, letting the chfl
crtn chUt for themselves with regard to food. A
•?!"*"> I ear-old boy, who was earning at a
raeoth throusfi his pntinir. actually ask*d the
JMawr for bo eat tor a crust of bread, ns
EF cad through hi* posing, actually day before.
nor for whom be sat for a cru*t of bread, as
had net eaten a morsel since the day before.
«» w lad afterward ran away from home, but bis
•ctc^r, who lived In Mien*** ore the earnings of
«hra* cfaiMfcn. an models, applied to the police.
9*J** unfortunate jrouawster was returned to hi*
~p*aw H and Ms loving father. The** parent* are
Sf*°*t without exception Italian*, who. not being
2" c eMscn*. are not amenable to the law*. A
r J>n»mit;.- 8 has been formed to communicate with
uw asiuUii* and sculptors and ash them to co
•■«"• to ridding the buanv* of It* scandal*.
in R«lgt«m a girl is — part— to devote a clear
m «•«■» out of aaoh patUo school year to learn
«£ "I* practising household economy. Not only
•uVJ.'* itt-rn to cook a wt/rtlncman's dinner, but
„ a r'' ttr s *& *fca utcnsila, does a week's washing
w«i ironing, Ufiies vp lbs Kiichcn and goes arket-
IWe fl. 4 am* thai, Is' lnteresting, h.s'd<- from
In phy»lcal *?&- crane*. In the American Elrl of
!^?7 between" the • ar-s of Jiftc-^n- nr.d -twonty
po, uj^ha a critical Xqw l'oric editor.. "S.io hag
**ii»d to ken. pec« in "any respect with th* Axten
can boy. whose advancement we liavo remarked
with satisfaction. Indeed, if the blunt truth be
'spoken, she la an Intolerable) bore, self-conscious
Ignorant and concerned chiefly with matrimonial
aspirations."
The Council of the General Federation of Wom
en's Clubs will meet June 6 and 6 at Norfolk. Va.
Juoe 6 having been designated "federation day"
at the Jamestown Exposition, one session will be
held there.
Norfolk has a large and flourishing woman's
club. The Lynhaven Hotel, which has a large as
sembly hall, accommodating about tivo hundred
persons, will probably be council headquarters.
Henry T. BaiUy, of Boston, will lecture on
"Beauty In Common Things," and Miss Jan*
nrownlee, of Ban Diego. Cul., will speak on "Moral
Education in Schools." Subjects of vital Interest
to every homemaker will be presented In the In
formal reports of the standing committees on art,
education, household economics, pure food, civics,
library extension, literature, forestry, industrial
and child labor, legislative. Civil Service reform,
reciprocity and outlook. Coming as they do be
tween bionnlals, the council meetings aro a great
etlmulus to the work of the General Federation.
The board cf directors, the president* off all fed
eratlons. clubs and other organisations directly
federated, and Rll General Federation secretaries
constitute the voting body of the council, but ali
Clubwomen are welcome to the meetings.
"There I* such a lot cf good, real, pretty things,
Z don't see why people are so attracted by imita
tions," observed a woman the other day. "For in
stance, I have a little dinmond and ruby laco pin.
that costVjuite a respectable sum; my parlor maid
has 0110 of sham stones that might bo Its twin
sister. I have a fur hat; it wasn't bought for a
song, either, but, on th« whole, It Is not quite
so smart as the dyed rabbit skin on tho head of
my cook's niece. The re*l *Val' on my underwear
Is duplicated In clumsy cotton on tho nursemaid's
lingerie; and so It goes. The«« Imitations pome
how spoil one's pleasure In the possession of th*
genuine article. They cheapen and degrade the
thing they Imltat*."
iOR CHEER.
S. N. P., of Manhattan, has sent a check for 160
as an Easter offering "to be applls* In any way
thcught .best for the good workftf Sunshine":
Mru. Edward King. $i for Easter cheer, and A. M.
C. of Manhattan. 15 "where most needed.
These helpful gifts will enable the office to con
tinue its Eaeter cheer throughout the week.
Many who couid not be put on the original list tor
lack of funds will now be remembered.
A MILE OF SUNSHINE.
Thft Elm City branch, of New Haven. Mr*. F.
B. Walker, president, has thought out a novel way
of replenishing its treasury. The envelopes dis
tributed bear this notice:
MI JUS OF PENNIES-
Please Inclose for the benefit of the Elm City
Tribune Sunshine Society one foot, or more, or
suiisbine (16 pennies in a row make one foot}, a
mile of sunshine Is 6.280 feet.
TABLE OF SUNSHINE MEASURE.
Sixteen pennies make one foot. 6^4 feet make
one dollar, 7 dollars make one ton or coal.
Each member of the branch received fifty of
Uiese envelope* for distribution among friends. It
Is expected that when the count takes place to-day
ax the regular monthly meeting a large sum will
be realised for good cheer purposes.
EASTER BENEFIT SALE.
The Easter sale for the benefit of consumptives,
held last week at the home of Mrs. O. G. Pown-
Ing. of the Elm City branch. New Haven wa*
mort successful. There were two hundred ca"en
between the hours of S and « o'clock, and over
$100 cleared. In fact, the tables wore all sold out
by the closing hours. Throughout the house the
Sunshine color, yellow, was In evidence a. toffo
dlN and Jonquils were everywhere in abundance.
Tne guests wore their handsomest gowns, and al
together it was a gala dayjor Tribune Suashtneia.
It look* now as If the boys at the Chrystle
Btreet Home would soon have the piano so much
desired. Mr. Olllpatriek. the head , wor '»« r v*?' 0 1 rm 1 "
th* office that behas received toO toward the fund.
ThisTwltb tb« IM at the T. B- S-, Increases the
fund tofltf. It Is expected that a thoroughly good
second hand piano can be purchased for »150.
WANTS.
Mr. Dresser, ft crippled member In Illinois, makes
the following request for some clothing, to which
It is hoped some one will be able to respond. Ho
write*:
'hSSf'Vou *° Tixteeiyear-old boy's suit of
clothes (breast measure. 82 Inches: waist. » inch**;
lnseam » Inches) that you could vend me? You
ravdxna a cult a year ago. but it is nearly worn
out no™ my crutcfies are very hard on my clothe,
and cut the coats under iho arm* badly. l am
very sorry to ask you for this help, put I nave no
other way of getting a suit, and I would be very
thankful If you couTd find me one. I need* vtZr
of No « stse 'shoes, too. but 1 can do without them
if necessary-
Souvenir postals of religious subjects or copies
of paintings are requested for Miss S..S. Newton.
cheery letters b*
fnt to Mrs. Wis. at the Mooteflore .Home.
Hrocfiway and JSSth street. She wag once a
tSer, now poor end lame. but patient and , un
compSlnlng Letter* to her would mean sunshine.
CONTRIBUTIONS.
Ml£3 Shay, of Washington, seat an express box
at lovely artificial flower* to to passed on to chil
dren as iiHtrht -rays -of Easter sunshine. Several
Sclent cards and booklet* that reached the
onico on Saturday. Tbe gift book 9 sent by.illaa
Johnson, of Trenton. N. J.. went to Sunshine
lovers of the two authors. The wed* from Miss
Hawkins will blossom Into beauty In two Sun-
BWno nMn" in the country. The bound books
from TB 3. members -will ba placed In om> of
t.™ SanEhine lltr--*- 1 going South. Music from
Mies V"leniJno was passed on to a New Jersey
mp'nV'r Hilk apples from Mrs. *>. X - IW-nnett, of
Sunsneia and cards 00 M:». li. <* 21., of
Caukilj; M. V.
NEW- YORK DAILY TPJBUXE, TUESDAY. AYTxTL 2. 1007.
SUMMER PP.APIRIES.
Odd and Airy Hangings Suited to the
Country House.
There are so many pretty and odd materials to
use for summer house window draperies that one
has a foolish desire to buy many windowed houses
that all the fascinating ideas and combinations
may be experimented with. Window hangings un
doubtedly give Individuality to a home, not the
Stereotyped stylo which many interior decorators
put Into a house, but the kJnd the original woman
designs herself.
Hangings of flounced English chintz over Swiss
curtains are always good, and make the prettiest
kind Of drapery for bedroom windows. Soft,
fresh looking screens, with threads of color, are
converted into the loveliest summer hangings,
while whole rooms, doors, windows, beds and dress
ing tables, hung with sheer printed lawns, are
charming.
'" A . practical housekeeper has recently had the
Windows of her country house hung In five-cent
cheesecloth, trimmed with narrow cotton fringe.
Another woman, with a Colonial home, has intro
duced quaint old-fashioned curtains of flu*ed white
muslin. These are all held back by oidtlme cur
talnr rosettes of brass.
For hard wear summer hangings, cream or col
ored seersucker, finished with cotton fringe, is ideal,
as it can be laundered so easily.
It Is quit© evident that expensive materials are
not required to produce the dainty and homelike
effect women strive for In curtains. Such a simple
and inexpensive failure as unbleached muslin has
most fascinating possibilities. It may be com
bined with colors matching tlio room, or decorated
In other ways. 'With a border made of two-Inch
squares of Persian figured calico, set on at Inter
vals, it makes a stunning nnd effective window
drapery for the old-fashioned farmhouse. The
yellowish muslin may also be effectively trimmed
with disks of linen, appllqued or stitched upon it.
Bunches of grapes, cut from French cretonn* and
applied to this successful curtain material, make
tnosjt striking dining room hangings. Some con
ventional designs— long stemmed, yellow tulip of
linen, for Instance— can be buttonholed en with
heavy Ellk or linen, making a" border across the
bottom: or. for a Dutch dining room, tho curtains
may be trimmed with red and blue cotton f rinse.
Three graduated bands of leather colored linen,
stitched across tho bottom of sash curtains, give
Just the touch that is needed for tho window of a
bungalow living room.
For unpretentious bedrooms this same practical
material, or heavy cr<<3s-l>arred muslin, trimmed
with bands of blue rose or green chambray. makes
hangings as charming as any one could wish.
.^Another material which works up prettily Is plain
French gingham, which comes in all shades. This.
combined with cluny lace Insertion or medallion, is
wonderfully practical and effective.
If one wishes to darken a room for summer 1199
natural colored linen, held back by old-fashioned
white crochet bands, can be used over the white
Swiss hangings.
SEASONABLE IDEAS.
Color Schemes and Decorations for Easter
Week Luncheons.
Eastertide, with Its numerous emblems and as
sociations, teems with decorative ideas and sug
j gestions which the post-Lenten hostess may. if she
] has a talent Tor such things, uttllzo to good effect.
Green, white, yellow and lavender are the favorite
colors for Eastertide entertainments and can, be
used in rartoua combinations, or all together, as
\ desired. A charming table can be arranged by
using white plaster rabbits and violets. For a
■ centrepiece surround a largo bowl of vlolcta with
; little white rabbits. The effect Is that of a
white rosette with a violet centre. At each place
j have a good sized rabbit holding a bunch of vio
lets, with violet tinted name cards tied to their
j necks, and for tho candlesticks use fluffy white
' tulle shades over violet Bilk. Paper ramekins, pet
iin little lavender wire baskets, held by llttlo
j white rabbits, could bo used for the serving of sorna
! course. Suitable ice cream cases would bo violet
j colored boxes of satin surmounted with a rabbit,
i and candied violets and llttlo white candy eggs
j would fill the individual bonbon dishes.
j An Easter tablo without flowers seem* rather in
1 congruous, but decorative schemes suitable to th»
i season can easily be devised without them. Fill a
high handled basket with gilt or candy eggs, und
among them place little yellow chickens. If
' candles are to be used, tiny chickens perched on the
shades would add a seasonable touch. Appropriate
'. name "cards" would bo white candy eggs witii
I the name dona In gilt.
: Another plan for a tablo decoration during Easter
1 week calls for an oval basket tilled with crocuses
: and suspended by green ribbons from the table
1 light. Under this have a larso round, mirror sur
i rounded by smaller baskets similarly filled. From
the light let til* ribbons extend to tho several
• baskets, when they should bo tied In large, full
; bows on the handles.
• A square basket of growing white tulips siml
1 laxly hung is charming. Tulip shaped fairy lamps
I tinted green may be used at each cover and con
i nected with the centrepiece by slender twists of
cmllax and white ribbon.
t . The Easter brido entertaining her bridesmaids
j at luncheon may mako an Interesting and effective
; centrepiece by filling a low silver bowl with little
; white boxes tied with yellow ribbon arranged in
I butterfly bows. Tiu.- boxes contain the bride's
J girts, and tho effect is like that of >• lfow and
white flowers. Tall silver vases filled with Jon
quils and white hyacinths may be placed at the
ends of the table, and th« yellow and white nr»n;.»
cards should have designs suggestive of weddings.
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WELLS ALUMN/E LUNCHEON.
In Sherry's to-day, nt 1 o'clock, the Eastern As
sociation of Wells College, which is the alumna?
society of that Institution, comprised of members
living In the Eastern states, will hold its annual
meeting and luncheon. The meeting is to be In the
nature of a reunion of the college folk, and u<i
dreeees will bo delivered by Mrs. riuttl, tho act
ing dean of the college, and by Professor Mary
Emily Case, of the faculty. A musical programme
will bo furnished by Mis* Anne Anderson. Miss
Marguerite Fine Strong and Miss Minna Piutti.
THE AUTOMOBILE OUTFIT.
Among novelties at a smart leather shop is a new
folding automobile outfit, or case, In English
Morocco, lined with mauve leather, and containing
seventeen toilet articles in gold plated sliver.
ROMAN BORDERED PARASOL.
A decidedly smnrt parasol Is of heavy white
taffeta with a ft-lnch Roman border of tho rich
blues, greens, reds a-*ul yellows harmoniously com
bined.
THE TRIBUNE PATTERN.
It is a well recognized fact that the stage has a
marked influence upon fashions, and here is an
exceedingly smart and attractive blouso that is
modelled closely after the one worn by Margaret
Anglin in her success of tli*» winter. It has the
rolling collar nnd open throat that are so dealrablo
for all sports, and. indeed, for general warm
weather wear, and allows a choice of elbow or long
sleeves. In the Illustration it is made of white
handkerchief linen, with a finish of stitching, and
B PAPER PATTERN OP BHIRT
i BLrOUSB. FOR 10 CENTS.
NO. 5.637— T1591
waist o:
Is worn with a blue and white silk tie. but it will
be found available for all waistlng materials and
for the entire dress* as well as for the separate
blouse. There are a great many lovely soft fin
ished linens this season, nil of whloh are admira
ble, while cotton goodt. such as batiste lawn, vollo
and the like, make up admirably, both for the sep
arate waists and gowns. Again, light weight , and
wash flannels are charming so treated, a , *. It la
well that one or two. at least, should be Included
in every summer wardrobe. .... ... «...„.
The quantity of material required for the medium
•las Is four and one-fourth yards 21 Inches wide,
three and three-fourth* yard* M Inches wide, or
two and one-fourth yards 44 Inches wide. .
The pattern. No. 6,637. Is out In sixes for a 23. It.
25. S3 and 4h inch bust measure. .. . . . m „
he pattern will be sent to any address on re
ceipt of 10 cents. Please give pattern number ana
bust measure dtsttnc'.'.y. Address Pattern depart
roent. -Ncw-Yoijc Tribune. If In a. hurry for pat
tern, send an extra.: two-cent stamp and. we win
mail by Utter postage 13 scaled envelops.
THAWS WE CALLED.
May Have to Testify Before Com
mission in Lunacy.
The sessions of the commission In lunacy
which is trying to determine whether Harry K.
Thaw is sane or insane promise to be particu
larly Interesting to-day, as Mrs. Evelyn Neabit
Thaw has been subpoenaed to appear as a nit
ness. Whether she will actually appear Is
doubtful, as 6he will undoubtedly refuse to
testify against her husband, and, as she was
subpoenaed by the prosecution, can refuse, as
a principal fcr the defence, to say anything
at all.
Mrs. Thaw was served with a subpoena as
she was leaving the Tombs prison, after visit-
Ing her husband yesterday afternoon. She was
much agitated when she realized the Import
of the paper thrust Into her hands.
"What is this paper?" she asked, considerably
agitated.
"A subpoena from the District Attorney, re
quiring you to appear before the lunacy com
mission to-morrow," was the process server's
reply.
"Before the lunacy commission." reiterated
Mrs. Thaw. "They certainly cannot expect me
to testify against my hufband."
Mra. Thaw hurried uptown to consult counsel.
It is believed she will hold to her rights as
wife and not testify.
Besides the serving of a subpoena on Mrs.
Thaw, the Disirii t Attorney also, it is under
stood. ha.fl ntbpceua* served on Dr. Menus Greg
ory and Dr. Charles Pilgrim, two of the alien
ists, who testified and replied to the hypothet
ical question for the defence. These alienists
were two of the three men who did not give
affidavits for the defence, in fighting the ap
pointment of the commission In lunacy. The
prosecution believes that they did not do so as
thry were not able to swear that Thaw is sane
at the present time, but insteail believe that he
la not mentally capable of conferring with his
counsel and understanding the nature of his act.
It Is believed that they can be forced to tes
tify before the commission, professional privi
lege not being waived, or being necessary to
be waived, as they did not file affidavits. If
they should say that in their opinion Thaw was
Insane at the preseut time, it is generally con
ceded the testimony would bo cf extreme Im
portance to Mr. Jerome.
The commission In lunacy v 111 meet this
morning and will probably hold sessions all day,
as it did on Saturday. All of the sessions, now
that the examination of the defendant Is fin
ished, will bo public. Whether the seven alien
ists for the prosecution will bo examined to
day, to say nothing of an equal number for the
defence, besides Dr. Allan McLano Hamilton. Is
not known. If they aro called it will probably
take at least all of the week to ilnish their ex
amination and cross-examination before Mrs.
Evelyn Thaw and other lay witnesses are called.
Thaw was In a better mood yesterday than
he had been for days. He was taken to the
Criminal Branch of the Supremo Court at the
usual hour In the morning, and was surprised
to see tho courtroom crowded. The reason was
that the April grand Jury was to be decided on.
He was not disturbed particularly by the Inci
dent, and the presence of his brother, Joslah
Thaw, the only member of hie? family In the
courtroom, cheered him. The Jury which is
trying: Thaw was called and took seats In the
"Royal Box." where newspaper men ordinarily
nit. us the regular Jury box was occupied by
talesmen for the grand Jury. Justice Fltz-
Qerald. who occupied tho bench throughout the
proceeding, excused the Jury again "until the
usual time" on Thursday morning. By that
time, it la believed, the commission In lunacy
will hav<> rendered its report and the Jury will
either have to go on with the trial proper or be
discharged for once and till.
When Thaw returned to the Tombs he found
his wife awaiting him. After she left the Tombs
his mother called on him and buoyed up his
spirits. Thaw, the keepers say, looks and acts
better at the present time than on any occa
sion since ho has been confined in tho Tombs.
It is known that District Attorney Jerome will
endeavor to-day, when the commission meets,
to force his contention that Thaw is insane and
will insist on calling his alienists to support his
contention. As a crowning point he will insist
on the calling of Dr. Hamilton, and then the
examination of Dr. Gregory and Dr. Pilgrim,
who were the defence** alienists, and afterward
he will argue that the commission must, under
tho evidence adduced, do nothing but find the
defendant Insane, and recommend that ho be
sent to tho Asylum for the Criminal Insane at
Mattes wan.
DEATHS BY SUICIDE.
Few Persons Now Use Carbolic
Acid — Gas Popular.
Since the restriction on the sale of carbolic
acid went Into effect last year the rate of suicide
by that means has fallen off DO per cent In New
York City. The large number of deaths from
gas asphyxiation recently has brought that
method of self-destruction Into vogue.
The amount of carbolic acid given to the or
dinary purchaser at present is 5 per cent, or
one m twenty. Previously any person could
procure the acid, and its use was so general that
a law was finally passed prohibiting the sale of
it unless so dfluted th:it a large quantity might
\,f taken without proving fatal. At the same
time the acid Is powerful enough to burn tho
throat, and this quickly discourages tha would
be suicide.
■ At the Manhattan coroners' office the number
of carbolic acid deaths recorded aro reduced
nearly 80 per cent. This is also the case in the
other borough*. The largest decrease Is shown
by the records of the Kings County Hospital,
whore only five cases were treated during the
last year. Of these only two dinil. Dr. T. L.
Howard, who has had chnrge of the ambulance
service there, said the cases recorded were only
affected by the boras which might be caused by
ucid In a decidedly diluted form.
The number of gas asphyxiation cases has
more than doubled. Hardly a day passes with
out a patient being taken Into the Institution
who is sufferliiK from this cause. The other
method mo.st generally in use is shooting, but
the nervous temperament of persons about to
take their own llvra makes it oft*»n impossible
for thorn to lodge the bullet In a vital organ.
At Bellevue Hospital tho same decrease in
carbolic add suicides and attempted sjulclde*
has been noted since the passage of tho Drug
law.
MANY ARTISTS IN NEED.
Funds Coming In, but Not Sufficient to
Meet Applications.
Bleecker X. Mitchell, treasurer of the board of
trustees appointed by the Artists' Fund Boctoty
and the Artists' Aid Society to raise SoO.iviO tor
superannuated artlata, said yesterday that, al
though subscriptions wero coming In, tho funds
of these benevolent societies were too small to
provide adequately for the relief of deserving ap-
Slicants. There were more than a dozen well
nown artists in this city, he said, who needed
permanent assistance and should bo placed in
homes, as they were unable to continue the prac
tice of their profession.
Amonß recent subscriptions received are: Kdwln
Howland Blasnfleld, (BO; Robert W. de Forest.
SluO* Augustus Bt. Gaudens, $100: J unit- a \V.
J>lnchot " Mlfs Margaret E. Mltohlll, JIOO. and
"Charles' H. Marshall. JMO.
LODGE ON EBTATE BURNED.
Great Neck. Long Island, April I.— When the
lodge on the estate of Mrs. X Marlon Scott caught
fire, early this morning. Walter Tillotson. the
lodgekeeper, carried his mother, Mrs. Mary TlUot
son. seventy years old. to a place of safety and
then returned to save some papers. When he
found them his escape was cut off. Throwing front
a second story window a mattress and some pil
lows be Jumped safely. Then be ran to lire.
Bcott's house and telephoned fdr the local firemen,
but they could do nothing, owing- to lack of water.
The captains of passing steamboats on the Bound
saw tho blaze, and a wild chorus of whistles woke
up tho whole village. Before closing her house f»r
tha winter. Mrs. Boott had sent a quantity of silver
ware and cut class to the lodge for safe keeping,
and it to thought that the total low? will bo about
PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD
igvLlletixx.
THE "WESTERN EXPRESS"- NO EXTRA FARE.
There are many travelers to Chicago who are glad to pay a
little more for a quicker. schedule; but there are also many to whan
the saving of a few hours is not so important, and who want good
service without extra fare. To the latter class the "Western Express."
leaving New York daily at 5.55 P. M., with through Pullman draw
ing-room sleeping cars, dining car, and standard coaches, and arriv
ing Chicago at 8.45 P. M. the next day, strongly commends hseUL
The "Western Express" is one of the Pennsylvania Railroad's
standard trains, and its great popularity with the traveling public is
attestsd daily, t Leaving New York at a convenient hour in the even
ing, it arrives in Chicago early the next evening, in »..ne to CTtmttt
with many of the night trains for the west from that point.
FRENCH DIPLOMAT HERE.
Congress of Alliance Francaise —
Presentation to Le Braz.
In connection with the annual congress of th»
Federation of the Alliance Frangaise. which takes
place to-day at Martin's, under the presidency of
Ambassador Jean Jusserand. supported by Minis
ter Alcide Ebray, a piece of bronze statuary will
be presented to Anatole Le Braz, professor at the
STATUARY TO BB PRESENTED TO PRO
FESSOR I*E BRAZ TO-DAY.
Universities of Paris and of Rennes, who has spent
the winter hi the United States lecturing on hla
native Brittany before tho universities of Harvard.
Yale and Columbia and In various parts of the
country.
Of its rich legendary lore and strange language
he la the recognized authority, and by his course
of lecture*, which come* to a close with hi* depart
ure for Part* on Thursday, haa aroused much
American sympathy and Interest in that pict
uresque pnrt of France. The presentation will take
place this ovenlng at tho Madison avenue home of
T. Tileston Wells, the bronze, a moat artistic piece
of work by the Breton sculptor, Plerra Feltu, rep
resenting Professor Le Bras listening to tha re
cital of local traditions by old Breton flsher folk.
GIRL HEROINE AT FIRE.
Warns Guests in Boston Hotel
Until She Collapses. •
Boston, April I.— Louisa Plyrapton. eleven years
old. showed heroism nt a tiro in tha Hotel Not
tingham. in Huntington avenue, here to-day in
warning occupants of many rooms, continuing her
efforts until she collapa*d. nearly overcome ty
smoke. Firemen came on her In a hallway and
removed her before eho became wholly insensiole.
The girl discovered a great mass of smoke filling
the corridors on the rlfth floor and gave the alarm
by rapping on the door of every room in the cor
ridor and then running upstairs and warning the
occupants of every apartment there.
The fire started In a room on the fifth floor, and
was caused by an explosion of gasolene, which was
being usji by a iJressm ttor, Mrs. I. Corun, who was
burred about the hands and was taken to the City
Hospital. Several aged women were assisted out
by the firemen.
Fire Commissioner Wells took an active rart at
the fire by making his way through the t-moke to
the room of Mrs. H. P. Perry, where ho recovered
papers and Jewelry valued at $23,000. the property
of Mrs. Perry. The damage did not exceed 13.00 U.
EDDY CASE UP TO-DAT.
Preliminary Skirmish in the Christian Sci
ence Legal Fight.
Boston, April I.— Tha orders of notice served upon
the resident and non-resident defendants in the
lawsuit brought by tho relatives of Mrs. Mary
Ba.kor «-». Eddy, to obtain a full accounting of her
estate, are returnable to-morrow in the Superior
Court at Concord. X. H. There Is much speculation
as to the action that will be taken by the counsel
for tho defendants.
Attorney General Eastman, of New Hampshire,
has been retained as counsel for the defendants
of Mrs. Eddy's household and General Streeter Is
to personally look after the interests of the aged
Scientist. Both attorneys have beer, unusually se
cretive concerning their plan of campaign, and to
morrow will reveal for tho first time their hand,
at least bo far as the preliminary move is con
cerned. They may enter a demurrer or a motion
to dismiss on the ground that the action has not
been brought in good faith, and it is generally con
ceded that they will parry for all the time pos
sible In order to make the fullest preparation.
On tho other hand, the attorneys for the peti
tioners Bay they are not worrying In the least be
cause of the txtrcmo reticence and secrecy of op
posing counsel. They felt they have so thoroughly
equipped themselves along all possible lines that
they can meet any emergency and obstacle that
m n y is pretty "well established that th© petitioners
will base their case upon what they term Mrs.
EtlJv's "religious delusions," a series of which they,
have specifically prepared to confirm their allega
tions that she is not mentally capable to attend to
her affairs and look after interests which, accord
ing to the allegations of the protesting relatives,
uro entirely in the control of a "clique who are
using her as a mere figurehead."
The petitioners are particular to assert that
this action should not be construed in any respect
as an attack upon Mr*. Baa*. Counsel argue that
it is ridiculous to think that her own son or other
relatives would be willing to cast any aspersions
uoon her. Nor do they wish it to be regarded as
an attack upon Christian Science. They say it U
simply a request for an honest accounting, which
the defence should be willing at any and all times
to furnish, if things are as correct and "above
board" as represented.
IMMIGRANTS SCARED AS BOAT WAS HIT.
Two hundred Immigrants aboard the Ellis Isl^d
were badly frlgtened yesterday when the boat
stopped suddenly about fifty feet from the Ellis
Island slip having been struck on the starboard
side, close to the propeller, by drifting wreckage.
The' machinery was disabled, and she almost In
stantly began to drift with the tide. The Barge
Office was Informed by Ellis Island, and the Immi
grant went to the disabled boat's assistance. A
hawser was thrown to the Ellis Island and she
woT towe* into her slip. It was thought the boat
was struck by part of the wreckage of the ferry
boat Patterson, which was sunk several months
ago* ,
SHIPWRECKED CREW BROUGHT HERE.
The Danish fruit steamer Ask arrived yesterday
with five member* of the crew of the British
schooner Mona, Captain Ines. Th* Mona after
leaving Baracoa In tow on If arch S3 parted the
une and went on the rocks. She. was bound for
Philadelphia, loaded with eocoanuta. Captain toes
IB still to Baracoa.
SIMS TUG; THBEE DIE
Lackawanna Ferryboat Earns Dailey
in Snowstorm — Five Saved.
Three men ware drowned early yesterday corn
ing and five had a hard fight for then* ttvea when
the I^ackawanna ferryboat Musconeteong ran
down and sank the tugboat John B. Dalley. of the
Dailey Towing Company, In the North Braes* Off
Christopher street. The Dailey was struck
amidships while a blinding snowstorm swept ftaa>'
rivers and harbor and sank almost Instantly. Tl:«
men who were drowned were:
BURNS, J oJoseph. second deckhand.
L.TJTSON. John, fireman.
BHANAPHY. John, acting- captain.
Those who escaped were: Frank Fields, the) en
gineer: George Xorman, steward; James) 22eGovBi.ii,
Matthew McOowan and Maurice Londrlgan. who
lived on the tugboat. They were picked up aftav
struggling in the water for nearly an hour, and
taken to Beilevuo Hospital. They were a*.! able
to leave that Institution last eight. Captain fid j
lam Henley and John Cronin. first engineer. were)
not aboard.
The Musconetcong left her Hoboken slip Is charge)
Of Captain Condell at about 3:6 o'clock, and pro- .
ceeded slowly to the New York side. Bleat and
rain made the river almost as dangerous to trafflo
as on the worst fog days of the winter month*. .
The tide was running out strongly. Captain Con»» ;
dell said he kept his whistle constantly blowing.
"We were only creeping." he said, «*when we got
close to the Christopher street eU> Suddenly I
saw a tugboat directly In my path. X blew the. j
whistles louder and reversed the engine*, but tt
was too late. We struck tha tug amidships and !
tilted her far over into the water. X stopped say
boat and put out two lifeboats, but they found
nothing. The tide had carried the tug out of Sight"
- The Dailey was bound upstream, with eight «*n
on board, four of them on deck and the other four
aseep. The three missing men. It is believed, went
down Instantly. The others, though carried down
stream by the swift tide, were able, to keep their
ad* above water. The tugboat John Smith, tow-
Ing a cattlo barge, heard the criea of the. drown
ing men and ecoppe-i, Four of them caught hold
of the bargo aiJ I were hauled In. Half an hour
later ■ MeOowan. tha last of the *urvtyor*. ws*
picked up by the tugboat Greenwich. Captain Alton
HoweU. > *
MANSLAUGHTER TEE CEAEGE.
Auto Owner Gives Bail to Answer fenpiaiat
of Killing GirL
George H. Plume, fifty-five year* old. who whfle.
with hla wife- and two friend* In hi* automobile on
Sunday night ran down and killed Sarah Stoecker.
four years old. of No. 55 SUth avenue, Newark,
was arraigned on a formal charge of manslaughter
Later ha was given his liberty upea ramssnag
$1,000 ball. .
B. B. T. TIRED OP ASH COIftEACI.
City May Have to Attend to Work ift
Brooklyn After October 28.
President Winter of the Brooklyn Rapid ***■■*
Company told Controller Met* yesterday that Ma
company was tired of the ash removal contra**, ■*-
volving the disposition of the ashes and *tree»
sweepings in Brooklyn, and intimated that tha»
city would have to cart It 3 own ashes after Oc
tober 23. the date of expiration of tho «<»»•«•
Five years ago the city contracted ***»*»•
American Railway TrafSo Association. «"*™>**
by the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company. ft» th*>
disposition of the ashes In o * l*l*1 * 1 *- «• c«n
pany had cars and other eaulpment built m that
ashes could be loaded at various collection! Sta.
tions and ehlpped to tha marshes near Coaay
bland over the Brooklyn Rapid Transit *?£
when tho company made land wtth theak Ottsa
& about to advertise for proposal* t Or a new *oa
tract. m t
EASTER IN PRISON PENALTY MMi
Miss Helena Chevrelot. of No. ©West IM ■***|
refused to pro 9 oeuta W> young women W»» W*T»
arraigned In Jefferson Market ""««-— -T*
afternoon on a charge of larceny. **>»** g^
she believed tho women had been sufflgemi> j .-
lshed by having to pass Eaater In the. court I !!■*■»
The detectives who arrested tha wos«aw«sW
fSlllili
suite P Sh™then dictated this .to «» i^ ! ?«S^l fl ;
»*t -»t«h th«» dlscharse of Mary Jones ene coa.a
Smith, whose arrest I caused to *• ««&*£ e «£
ny property has been returned. Hi 33 * 35
havo been sufficiently Punched. Sho«id J.we.ry,
and clothing worth $150 had been stolen.
TO SHOW VALUE OF PLAYGROUND*
The. Playground Association of America, is *Bafc»
ing arrangements for two. demonstrations of tha
value of playgrounds to municipalities. Tha Oral *■
these will be held in Chicago from June 3> t*> ft*
and will consist of practical demonstration^ c? or
ganized play by ''even thousand school children d
all ages. •
The second demonstration of the association w*»
bo a playground exhibited at the Jamestown X*»
position, which will be kept in daily operation, »
the necessary money can be obtained.
The general object of the association Is to en
courafff municipalities and voluntary socleOaa
throughout the United States to- maintain a* part
of a well organized system of education In physical
training an.l character building, playgrounds con
ducted by persons Qualified especially for this ■«*•
vice.
SAYS SHE WAS FORCED TO STEAL.
Miss Sophie C. Sanders, of No. Stt East ISatfc
street, who Is alleged to have stolen various suato
of money from her employer. Henry Knlsf. a>
baker, of No. 98» East Wist street, was held yea*
terday by Magistrate Breen in JSOO ball for trial.
When Miss Santlers was in the Morrisanla court
she said shg had stolen several sums of money
from her employer. She said that abe had been
nrsj coaxed by her swetthourt to do so. and then
forced to continue it under pain of exposure. Tha
police told thi; magistrate that the young man.
whose name they withheld, had given the Infursssa
tion leading to tha young woman's arrest after aba
had fled from her employer because aba dtt net
want to steal any more.
TO UNVEIL TABLETS AT N. V. V.
The New York University Senate annotate**
yesterday that Governor Hughs*) and Covernof
Guild of Massachusetts, have accepted taitladaaa
to speak on Memorial Day at the i—iiHlnfj £ sjf,
the eleven bronze tablets to . the Han of Fame*
Governor Hughe* will speak on "Tho Statesman
and the Warrior." while Governor Guild** subject.
will be "The Author and the Teacher."
Eleven organisations of national standing i»v«
been Invited to assist la the unveUtarTht pr«3i
«£" of tha National Educational Jkamoc^v.. haj
he«r asfced to apno'.nt representative a to uaveU CM
b^j*t or Horace Mann- i
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