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AT THE ASACOG BOTS' CLUB HOUSE.
ye. 102 Pineapple street, Brooklyn, which b« opened to-nJebt
ASACOG BOYS' CLUB.
#
formal Opening of a Brooklyn Asso
ciation this Evening.
A b'.g. white WAlled room, with the sunshine
peurir^r down through wide vaulted skylights upon
the bare floor end the low brown bookshelves that
run around the sides— the room, In short, in which
"Jeniee Meredith" and several other novels first
taw the light, the old Ford library in the house
en Pineapple street. in Brooklyn, in which. Paul
l«riceeter Ford used to shut himself up Cor quiet
•■hen he wrote. But it Is not a library now. Sat
vxity morning a crowd of boys ft". led it. standing in
long rows across the floor. There were b:a: boys
pal tittle boys, boys in ail stages of neatness and
cf dilapidation, boys who evidently had been near
a wash basin quite lately, and others who as tvi
• o»rf- had not. In front of them stood a slender
•-.£ wiry man. By his side was a small boy,
•»•* Mas with importance.
■■Attention!" thundered the man.
•■Attention.* shrilled the small boy.
"Mark time;" ordered the man. and if any of the
Revolutionary ghosts evoked by Fords pen still
lir.#-ere<l in that room, they must have been pleaded
to ccc how energetically those boys thumped the
floor with their feet. The man. who seemed to be
everywhere at once, pushed one boy into line, sin
gled out another hi the rear with his eye and mad*
■SSI stand straighten sprang -0 on the little stage
er.d struck a few bars on the piano, lumped down
epa'n end went at the drilling harder than ever.
And who were the boys? Why. members of the
pea Asacog Boys' dob, latest development of Asa
cog Settlement, on Sands street.
"I suppose," Miss Mabel Doyen, headworker at
Asacog House, said to & Tribune reporter, "that
there isn't a worse or more dangerous quarter for
boys anywhere in Brooklyn, or in greater ■ New
York, for that matter, than this little spot around
the bridge entrance. Bands street is a thoroughfare
tar sailors and longshoremen. All about here are
poolrooms, saloons, concert halls of the worst
type, all varieties of evil lying la wait for the boy
who has no particular place to go. It's always so,
you know, around bridge entrances and along
' ■<• aterfroms But nobody was doing anything rood
'/tor the boys here.
"Asacog House has been established for ten yearn
or 80, but its work has lain among the girls and
wemen. For a good while we've felt that we
ought to reach the other members of the family.
the boys and the fathers. I felt that still mare
after visiting the children's court last year, and
gathering data there. Th» number of boys brought
before that court from this one little part of
Brooklyn, charged with potty larceny and truancy
and offences of that sort, la something alarming.
I believe the child prisoners from the bridpe
entrance region amount to one-tenth of the num
ber from all Brooklyn.
•'Every fall Asacog House has a large public
meeting. At our meeting last fall we called at
tenioji to the need of the boys of this district—
the need for a place where they could go and,
have healthy. Innocent play and occupation. A
little while after that a number of Brooklyn peo-
I > took the matter in hand end made thexoselvea
financially responsible for the new branch club
house for boys which you see. li«»re, and which Will
have its formal opening Monday evening. The
tf;«-n are R. Ross Applet on. Frederick B. Campi.ell.
Isaac H. Guy. H. Edward Dreler. Francis L.
Earn*?. Henry R. Mallory. Francis H. Mcl^-an .in 1
th- Rev. John Howard Melllsh. They an called
the advisor?' board, but really they are much morn
than that.
•Then came the search for ■ place. For a while
It set-n.ed as if we couldn't find ■ spot, even an
«npty left. Whffl we lighted on this big old hous«)
we tfcoOKhi \\f ■«• very fortunate."
Ceptnin Avtry. who belonged to the United States
Tegular army formerly. is i.-.king active charge of
the n.irk. overseeing the boys' drills and games. At
Intervals he does a few hundred other thing*, such
»s putting la tiie stained glaxs windows which «i»
faelnc substituted for the rlaln windows In the
library "n the first floor.
This library, which is imtner.se, will be the gym
nasium hnd'cenrrftl assembly room. The upper
book shelves have been taken away, leaving a low
Wok of them all around, for seats. Up on the wall
at one end is an exhibit dear to the boys hearts.
a roil*, i, (,'. native weapons brought from the
Philippines by the caretaker of the building, who
tonght in th« Philippine war. Curious, wlckf-d
looking blades they are, on«-e the property Of th. ;
old Moro chief who was concurred In the i-a**
I.uneoa ; -ditioti. and th.' make an «-ffecti\«
decoration in this peaceful hall devoted to boys
••We re going to have military drill for the boy*."'
Mies Dojc-n said, "but we're not going to put
thoughts of war into them. Only- military drill in
• flne thing for boys, many of whom have never
had anything like discipline in theJr homes or lives.
And they do lov the marching."
Down in the basement there Is another immense
reom which will i,. •.SK.i for roller skating and
•o forth. I^ter on there are to *• dISMB dwn
there in carpentry and other work with the han.is
wit!, u-schem and benches to work at The boya
arc building a stage now. and by and by tnej ar*
going to law dramatic entertainments. . Th-
we several who have a good flesl of talent in that
line, and one of them actually sings songs in a
Th*' bII« tt ce r mer,t floor will be. used by Asacog girls
sometimes, too. for their affairs, and by the
women "Sure." said one of th«* latter, an Irish
woman with th-atrlcal cravines. "sura vi« can
lt»v» our minstrel show, tutw we've sot that big
ha! "
But the work is to be for and among the boys
chiefly, and most of all it is an effort to get Into
personal relation with th« boy* of that district
to get Into their live*. Already, though th»cln»»
Is -Barely irtarted. Captain Ave!>- has Placed six
>nys In better position* than those they held be
fore, Rndinc out. by talking with them, what they
csuld do best. ,
All the boys ore feeling exceedingly important
ower the formal opening. They are going to bare
Stiackleion « Military Band to make the music.
Every boy is allowed to invite two or three friends.
■ts4 most of them have chosen to bring their
mothers, or a. sister. . . ...
Sonis of the other attractions at the opening will
** "Greek George' with his troupe of Arabs. Then
th*r«i la *n b» «t aketch by Fran -is W . Inders and
Walf#r MeGrail. The boys themselves will give
«*WWtioiifi of drills and singlestick fencing and
when th*- programme is over they aril] be allowed
to have dancing. The women of the Asacog < hi e
Club-wai b« there, and so will the girls of the
As*eex League and Asacog Junior League. In
fsct. so many p<ople are coming that, big as th«
*"xjrrt are, they mill not be too big to-night.
FLORAL DECORATIONS.
Vntnited -to Summer Homes — Soft, Cool
, ;, . . Tint* Within Doors.
"We - Lave on previous occasion* endeavored to
lmpma upon our readers the fact that had decora
«on 1* plainly disorderly decoration, disorderly or
UacystematJzed *-xprea«lon "f color, design or as
«*4»tl©ri. M wive "Th* Wall Taper News.* 1 "A rpom
well evcuted Is planned with r.n eye to tsMM
various factors, and where bad results are created
*-'>■ Juxtaposing furniture unrelated in color or ■:«
»-»a we are ruilty of decorative disorder. A room
properly treated Is treated with an orderly sequence
of thought— thus, tr.A amount, quality and Influence
Of the light it receives; th<* pi7.e. phai>«* and location
of the room; its purpose, and the temporary or
permanent nature of it? lisa for that purpose.
"At this point it may he well to touch a little
upon the psychology of decoration. the effort nn<l
Influence of decoration: and to r.ri"p tlie suli> • t
quickly before the reader let us tak«. for example.
the most plarlns. because the m' st common, mis
take that is made.
- Th" thoughtless man. In deference to the wishes
of the thouKhUetM woman, feels ft natural to fill a
country houpe with delightful floral effects. The
■rails are full of bright Bowers; cretonne*, chintzes
and floral tapestries and floral carpets are used in
lavish profusion. Indeed, the expression la com
mon that this Fort of thins Is Just right for the
country house; they teem to affiliate with nature.
On the contrary. th« country home, is already fur
nifhed by nature with all the c.:> color of flowers
and verdure that the foul may crave. From the
windows and the porcn we have flower? about us.
In the Re r den and on the lawns; the landscape and
the paths and walks around the place are full of it.
Here, where nature has done so much about thn
house, it is a work of supererogation to call in the
further assistance of the factory man. Moreover,
while the brain Is stored with the beauties of
nature, what fatif fact ion can be had from a con
tinuance of the subject m^choni^ally applied?
•'The country hnus*. presuming always that It
is used for summer occupancy, will be better fur
nished If it conduces t<> a sense of rr>pos<\ cool
ness and :.net. i :i< rumishing* should predomi
nate in pray, cool tones: reds and the warm tones
of niture should be avoided, and if the decorative
mind was trained along orderly lines, tins fact
would b« apparent.
••if. however, we consider the bouse decorative
during winter's gloom. when nature without i*
df-ad. then florals within are right, and the loom
and printing machine may give joy on walls or fur
niture in all the riot of, color that is so conspicu
ously absent out of doors."
LfT» and be happy In thyself, and serve
This mortal race, thy kin, so well that men
May bless thee. m
—Alfred Tennyson.
MONEY RECEIVED.
In response to Mrs. Halladay's request for the
crippled girl, the following sums were received on
Saturday: Mrs. Rockwell, of Pennsylvania.
$".; Mrs. O. \. B-, it New Jersey, $3. and some un
known friend "i New York State, $1. Mrs. C.
Cormll sends %'i as April dues to the T. 8. S. .
Josephin* Mayer, Jl for badges. and Mrs. Halla
day. $1 as due* and Initiation fee for new mem
ber.
FOR IXTSCHEOS.
Mrs X A. Maverp, of r;rahnm Coart, has s»r.t
j-.2 for tets to tl.p annual luncheon of th<»
T. P. 8.. "i: M.iv.j:. at the Hotel Astor.
TFA' YfpARB OF BUFFERING.
April 27 will c<miplete the ten years of Buffering
nnd titlplraanraa of Mr Tatlock, whose boii»-s have
beeofne o— lfled. H<>iiv- sp<-<-ial remembrances will
!,*!p to brlgliten bis Bad anniversary. Any money
for t!.!« unfortunate man may be Bent to the Rfn
eral offlr*-. Amd it will b* forwarded with a s]'*-<-'.;il
, - '• the T. s B. fund.
POSTPONED.
President of the T. S. B.: Will you kindly put a
notice in the column to the effect that the fair
which the Helen Dunlay Memorial Branch intended
holding on April 50 has been postponed until next
autumn on account of Illness? Tours in Sunshine,
(Mrs.) IT. T. SHERMAN. President.
Hotel Mario Antoinette, New York City.
RESPONSE.
Robert S. Houghton has kindly responded to the
request of a branch president for a copy of the
poem entitled "Guilty or Not Guilty?" He says:
It i". many years— very nearly forty— since I have
either read or beard of the poem, but iii far away
New England, in the little village school, I once
rrcited tills same poem, and. bo far aa I know.
have never until your call came for it repeated it
since. i make this explanation, as I am not cer
tain that it is quoted correctly.
The. poom has. been forwarded to the New Jersey
member who made the request. Had space per
mitted it would have been published In the column.
OFFERS OF CHEER.
A friend In Slaten Island baa offered a baby
carriage and a T. S. S. member will pay expn aaage
!n forwarding it to a Manhattan member in need
of such cheer. Mrs. Morri'l, of Cincinnati, will
I ■ asked to forward the pictures offered to a
colored branch in South Carolina. Mrs. Reinhart,
a Patefson (N. 1.) member, offers to complete un
finished wool work at the office. Mrs. Sterling, of
Brooklyn, writes: "If any of the wools sent to
the T. S. S. are suitable for shoulder shawls or
rapes I will gladly crochet for Sunshine." Mrs.
Potter, of Brooklyn, will respond to a request from
a North Carolina member fOr the. pages. Mrs.
I"i Pont, of Delaware, offers to Bend promptly,
after reading. "The Outlook" and "Church Stand
ard" to two invalids.
CROCHET PATTERNS.
Samples of crochet lace work and full dirertions
for making have come from a friend at Jericho,
1/mg Island, "to be passed on to 'shut-ins.' " These
will be forwarded to any "shut-in" who desires
them.
tLEANWING.3
A woman living in Hartford, Conn., has adver
tised for a "thoroughly incompetent girl," stip
ulating only that she shall have "a good appe
tite and a willingness to learn housework." The
advertisement states that there will be no ob
jection at all to the girl's staying out all night
if Bhe will only keep awuke days; also that the
mistress will do most of the work.
Only the advertiser can tell whether (the meant
this for a bit of Irony, or whether it *as an
honest attei.ipt to secure a j>ie<-e of raw mate
rial <»ut of which to manufacture a servant.
Perhaps she meant It for a Jok<'; if so, it has
brought serious results, for it has entailed the
reading of hundreds of letters that have come
to her from every corner of Connecticitt
"I'm sure you must be a man," one applicant
writes. "No woman would fet so considerate of
SBW-YORK DAILt TSIBUNE. MONDAY. APRIL 22. 3007.
«• poor working: girls. 1 hare a fine appetite.
May I entertain ray friends In the. parlor and
play the piano?" . ■'. ■■'■-
Another writes that ("ha Is Trilling to consider
the offer, but she -.rants to know if she could
have a lathohkey, and especially what the
wages would he. A Rood many take the offer in
» Jocular spirit, a3 one woman writes thr.t
she does cot eat much, but that her twelve chil
dren do. As a contribution to the consideration
of the servant problem it is to be feared that the
Hartford woman's experiment will not count
for much.
Nearly a.ll alh'.stlc sports are descended from the
oil hunting and fighting exercises, according to Dr.
Luther I!. Qnllck, director of physical education
in the public nohoc'.f of New York. That la why. he
»ays, that wfasn -women want to engage in athleUa
•port* they have to Invent their own gaznaa, for
they never were- tranters and fighters. Dr. Gulick
does not approve of etrenuous exercise for women.
She profits most, he says, by mild exercise contin
ued over long; periods, and dancing is th* most
healthful form of exercise she can indulge in. As
for th« eld fellows, who preached against the de
lights of the dance, they didn't know what they
irere talking about.
Seven and a half dollars was the sum recently
paid to an English factory girl as compensation
for the leas of two of her fingers. Th* story Is
told In "Charities" by Miss Alice Henry, of the
British Women's Trade Union League, to illustrate
the importance of the league's legal department:
The girl accepted the offer of the- employer's pleas
ant speaking business agent, while a fellow em
ploye, who sustained a similar injury nt the same
machine, got $*00. She refused to deal with the
agent and rook advantage of the services of the
league's lawyers.
SOME PERSONAL TALES.
The Only Washington Descendant
in the United Service.
There Is only on« representative of the great
Washington fomily now in the army or navy of
the United States—Captain Mervyn C. Ruckey, of
the artiliery corp3. now on duty as an engineer in
the I.e n Sound District. Captain Buckey Is the
great-great-grandson of Samuel Washington,
brother of George Washington and a colonel on
!.u staff. Captain Buckey's family has always
been represented In the American wars, his pater
nal grandfather having fought In the War of 1812.
• n uncle taking part in the War with Mexico, and
his father. Thomas W. Buckey, now of Washing
ton, in the Confederate service. raptaln Buckey
went to West Point In 1881 by appointment of Presi
dent Harrison. tl- was graduated In 1897, being
second in a class of sixty-seven. He served m
Cuba and Torto Rico In the American
War and later In the Philippines. In ISP9 he was
sent by Secretary Root to examine th« tropical
battery systems in use in the armies of European
countries. He later introduced a mountain battery
of new type into th» Philippines and was captain
of a dynamite battery in the field in the Island of
Luzon.
Virginians trace their lineage, to Jamestown, New
Bnglanders to Plymouth, and those of the blood
arc proud Of it. But in South Carolina the real
"first family" is much more, exclusive, for South
Carolina was settled not by n. colony but by one
lone man. Governor Duncan Clinch Heyward, who
retired for the office of Governor of South Carolina
In January and Who is now .devoting himself to
the work of the Southern States Immigration As
sociation, of which lie is president, is out of th«
most prominent living descendants of Dr. Henry
Woodward, the first English settler of South Caro
lina. The young "chlrurgeao" set out from Cape
Fear, ... original North Carolina settlement, on
June 14. l*Wt. for a trip of exploration to the south.
Dr. Woodward told Captain Banford that he would
remain in the southern country with the Indians
if the place was at all hospitable.
He was left at Port Royal with the natives, and
it is recorded that they became great friends with
him. He learned their language and studied their
habits closely. A party of Bpaalan raiders, ever
jfOlous of English encroachments in America, cam*
to Port Royal, captured Dr. Woodward, carried
him to St. Augustine, and put him In prison. He
was rescued by the buccaneer. Captain Robert
Bearlft, and soon afterward shipped as a surgeon
on a privateer from the Leeward Islands. He was
cast away on the" Island of Nevis, where he. wps
found by Captain Bayle and taken back to Port
Royal, when be waa an old citizen at the time,
of the settlement Ot March. 1670.
The marriage of Dr. Woodward to Mrs. Mary
Browne, widow of Robert Browne and daughter of
Colonel John Godfrey, was the foundation of a
great family In South Carolina. 'Besides Governor
Heyward, there nave been two other Governors of
the state in the direct line, John Bfathewa, 1782-83,
and Robert V. Hayne, 1832-34. Four United States
Senators have sprung from the first settler. These
were Robert V. Hayne, the great debater who met
Webster in the Senate in the most brilliant forensic
battle of national history; Arthur P. Hayne,
Robert Woodward P.arnweil and Robert Bar:. -a-.;
Rhett Six members of the national House of
tentative* from Boutn Carolina were also of
the family. Four judges, John Ifathewa and Rich
ard Hutson. of South Carolina: K. Y. Hayne, of
California, and Henry H. Elliott, of Washington;
four bishops. Stephen Elliott, of Georgia; Robert
W. B. Elliott, of Western Texas; William J. "one,
2d. of China, and Robert W. Barnwell, of Alabama;
the great Baptist clergyman and scholar, Richard
Fuller, of Baltimore; the poet, Paul Hamilton
Harne, and many others of prominence in the
professional, business and social life of the Rep
lie are In 11 •■ direct line from Dr. Henry Woodward,
who went to South Carolina to live with the Ind
ian?.
General Grenvflle M. Po.lpe. of Council Bluff*,
lowa, mid New York City, la best known as the
builder and supervising engineer of the Union
Pacific Railroad. It is said th-t. be intends to
quit the railroad business, return permanently to
[owa and nuke the race to succeed Senator Will
iam B. Allison In the United States Senate
Nestor of the. upper house of Onugr— a having an
(i that be will not stand for i- election. In
the South General Dodge's name is known and
honored, as much perhaps us v is In lowa, but not
because of bis feats <>f engineering and railroad
building, nol be a ise of his politics, i-or yet because
of Ills record as a lighter, because there were many
brave lighters Irot.i th<- North in tho sixties. Ha is
remembered us th* man who caused "Sam" Davis,
the daring hero of Tennessee, to be hanged ;•» a
spy. He is also remembered as the man who paid
that same rebel Spy the tribute. "He is the bravest
mun that ever died." H« H :ilso remembered v
one of the first to send a contribution to the fund
to raise a monument to that same i«bei spy whom
be hanged.
iii November. i««. General Dodgo was at Pulaskt,
Term , in command of tho left wing of tho six
teenth Army <'orps. Ono day a Confederate sol
dier was captured. U was ■Sam' l>a\is. a boy
barely tweoty-ODS years old. On l>is person were
found complete plans of the federal works and
fortifications at Nashville. H" bid evident
celved them from pome federal otlicer high in au
thority. General Dodge offered him his freedom If
he would reveal the name of his informant. The
young soldier resolutely declined, and was taken
before a court martial, tried and condemned to fcM
hanged. Again hf refused an opportunity given
him tt> go free if he would tell who gave him tlie
papers. The next day. November 17, is*a, he was
taken from the j.;ll to Kast Hill, riding on his
coffin to the glbb< t. Just as the noose was about
to be placed around his neck Captain fhlckasaw
galloped up from General Dodge's headquarters
and cried: "It Is not too late! We will give you
free jassage insido the Confederate lines if you
will tell us where you pot the papers."
"Do you suppose I would bflniy si friend? No.
sir: If I had a thousand lives I would give them
all before I would betray th- confidence of my in
former." With these words on his lips he went to
his death. The federal officer, Captain Armstrong.
whispered at the last, "I hate to tlo this." General
Dodge, a few days later, B'tve "Sam" Davis's
younger brother and John C Kennedy permission
to take the body to the Davis home, and as the
rude wagon with the coffin went through the ft-1
eral lines the boys in blue uncovered their heads
in token of respect for the man of whom Genera]
Dodge had said, "He* is the bravest man thai *vr
died."
Charles Doolittlo Waleott, the new se-retary of
the Smithsonian Institution, is a many sided man.
He t» a scientist, a- "mixer" with men, nnd a pub
licist. At the head of the greatest scientific Institu
tion <>f Anifri:-a. with its varied departments, he is
naturally moat Interested In the research &ad ex
periments which are the chief end <•! ins work.
He is bom the less Interested In the. National Mu
seum, of which he Is also the Ue&a, aud which will
THEODORE B. STARR
Diamond Merchant,
Jeweler and
Silversmith
Wedding Invitations en
graved in the most approved
styles.
Exclusive papers of Foreign
importation for social corre
spondence.
Monograms, crests and dies
of unusual artistic merit.
MADISON SQUARE
New York
And ion Sales.
Choice Household Effects
and Elegant Appointments.
J. riATFIELD MORTON. AUCTIONEER.
Will sell by public Auction
TO-MORKOIV. TUESDAY. APKII, 23d. 1907
AT 11 O'CLOCK A. M.. ON THE PREMISES.
85 W«-«t 80th Mreet.
By order of
E. Martin Black, Esq.
ENTIRE CONTENTS CONTAINED THEREIN.
IOHEK t'OYKK HALL — Antique carved tables and
chain, magnificent hand carved antioue Hall Clnek.
full chimes, quartern, lialfs. three-quarters and hour*;
WaMmlnptrr Chlmo*. !'ape?trl»!<. «crpen«. <»t^
DRAWING ROOM— b'ohmar Cabinet rprljht Piano.
Mahogany casr almrmt new. Anbumon Tar»estri»B
Loi!is xv Parlor Suite. Rich Parlor Suit* Louis XIV.
Louts XV Empire Cabinets and Pedestals. Marbles and
Bronzes Collection of rare ard Una Ivories.
MII»I»I.K Kin IK HALL — Tapestry side and arm
chairs, antique oak fall «'h!me tall Clock by White.
Star &• Fto»t
DINING ROOM — Oak Ptnlnff-roora Suite complete
with cabinet*, etc. rich upholstered chairs, very fine
cut glass, dinner and game nets; Sheffield plate com
plete dinner and tea service, Me. Bronze clock sets
and pottorles
LIBRARY — PphMstered cut velvet Library Suite.
antique <i.ik hook-cases, Library table, desks, odd
chairs, safe. etc.
BEDROOMS— Genuine Birdseye Maple twin Beds
and Bedding. Bureaus. Chiffoniers. Chairs, etc. Oik
and Mahogany Bedroom Furniture, twin brass Beds
and B'^ii'iig
A collertion of about thlrty-flvß Oil Paintings by
gcod American Artlstn of note. Very rare Persian and
Oriental carpets and runs throughout the entire house.
Very One draperies and rich curtains throughout the
entire hoti«e. A very fine collection of Bric-a-Brao
Bronzes and old potteries. Servants' Quarters and
Kitchen Outfit.
SPECIAL NOTICE— I be* to state that this Is a
particularly fin" sale of household effects, and E.
Martin Black, F>q.» houitht everything of the finest
from the best rahinet-n.akers and upholsterers In the
City of New York. All the appointment" are the
chnice«t money could buy. and everything l» In good
condition. Terms of the sale, Cash. Deposits will be
required Catalogue* m.d exhibition on th» premise"
s o'clock morning of the sale. Sale contains about
(100 ' its and will be completed In one daw
J. IliitnVld Morton. Auctioneer. 111115 West S*th St.
"I'hone 27P0.
be, when it Is moved Into the new building now
going up. a national school for visitors to the capi
tal. It la his purpose to interest the general public
of the country In the work of the institution to an
extent that never before has been attempted. Pur-
Ing Mr. Walcott'a thirteen years as director of the
United States Geological .Survey, he paid particular
attention to the dissemination of the knowledge
gained. To this end he maintained a press agent
!n the bureau, who gave to the newspaper men of
Washington, representing the pre.«« of the whole
country, every scrap of interesting, important or
curious information that came to the Surrey. This
plan, modified. as may be necessary, will bo adopted
for the Smithsonian Institution, and It Is safe to
say that before Mr. Walcott has been secretary for
many years the tcnernl public will know much
mor»» of tho scope, and importance of the work of
th« institution than It has ever dreamed of in the
past.
• Th* I^nst of the Miamls" la the title given to Oa
briel Godfrey, an Indian, now in h!3 sixties, who
\i\fsp near Per ;. Ind. H«> 1» the son of Francis «»o<j
froy, the last war chief of the once powerful
Miami tribe that held dominion over the rich vsl
the Wabash. Of the lands reserved to his
father w!.--n the government made Its settlement
with i he Miamls, only forty-seven acres, that were
of little n<'..;!it. were left to Cabriei. Yet he haa
reare.l a family of boys, of more white than Indian
I lood, t,. hui ; ru ,1 fish after the manner of their
father*. He haa taught them the ancient language
of the Miami?. But he has *een them desert the no
tions and traditions of his people, nnd he looks
upon himself ;i s being the last of his line, the last
of n. dynasty of might]) warriors, the last of the
Miamls,
Not one of tl-.e relics of th* Washington family is
• ! than the Bible which belonged to
Martha ■■ ndi dge, later Marti. a Custis, and later
Martini. Washington. This P.ibie i« owned by Mar
tha Washington's great-granddaughter. Miss Mary
Custis Lee, daughter of General Hobert E. I.cc,
!onfederate chieftain. The book, a small vol
ume bound In leather, disappeared from Arlington
during the Civil War. It was returned to
Miss I.e<- a few years ago J>y C. W. KendrK-k. a
collector, of Philadelphia, into whose hands it camo
by accident. In the Kible is recorded the marriage
of Mi -■ Martha to Mr. Cr.stl-; nnd the births of the
Custis children, but the marriage of the Widow
(••imi.-; to Oneral Washington !* not pit down.
Miss Lee Fi"tnls most or her tlrr..* in Wn.ohtngton
City, and Is >.:;.>n the guest of Mrs. Arthur Lee.
daughter of ex-Henator Henry Gassaway Davis, of
w»-t Virginia. FREDERIC J. lIASKIN'.
To-morrow'a letter will be devoted to horje rac
ing !n America.
LINERS IN, DELAYED BY STORK.
Three Transatlantic Vessels All Had to Re
duce Speed in Heavy Gale.
What is believed to be the same storm which
struck the French liner La Provence on "Wednes
day and demagnetised the compass for five
hours was reported by three transatlantic liners
which arrived yesterday. While the storm had
none of tho electrical conditions reported by the
Frenchman, it forced tho liners to reduce speed
for six or soven hours until the gal© blew itself
out.
Tho American liner Philadelphia was the first
of the usual Saturday tleet to enm* up yester
dajr, making tho run from Daunt.* Rock to the
Honk lii seven days, five hours and forty-one
minutes. Sbo had moderate) weather up to Fri
day, with occasional patches of heavy winds
and high headaeas. H> r best day's run. 465
miles, was mnde on Monday. On Friday she
ran Into a heavy northwest Rale and ran at re
(ii; id ipeed for llvo hours. The Hamburg-Amer
ican liner Amrrika and the Cunarder Etrurla
hul Fimilar weather, both making their best
day's run on Monday nnd encountering a stiff
northwest galo on Friday.
A .seaman on the Ktrurla was Injured when
the steamer lurched In the height of the (jtoitn.
Mrs. J. A. Doknatel. of Brooklyn, a cabin pas
senger on the- Amerlka, was affected by the
heavy weather and died of heart disease.
NEW INDIAN DANCES AT HIPPODROME.
In addition to the ghost dance, which the Ind
ians have been performing through the winter
at the Hippodrome, beginning with the matinee
to-day they will also introduce the scalp dance
and the Messiah dance, both of which were
features of the Wounded Knee uprising of 1890
•9l, and in which many of these Sioux Indians
at the Hippodrome participated. The scalp
dance is a weird Jollification given at the end of
a battle. The Messiah dance was the cause of
the uprising of IV*». when the government
troops endeavored to suppress this sacred relig
ious rite of the Indian*-
fit, ffamxfa <frmt
Store Closes at 5:30 P. M.
Pleasant Music
Twice Daily in the Auditorium
A particularly enjoyable program tas been arranged for today's concerts, at 11 an*
2:80. In the Auditorium. Numbers for the Angelas and the Organ will be rendered fey Sir.
P. K. Tan Yoax and Mr. A«thv* Depew, respectively, and Mr. Fbhcmajc Wbibhx. kauri
tone.-will sing. All welcome.
Mens Silk-lined Sack Suits
Made to Order, for $26.50
Thi9 offering of luxuriously Silk-lined Suits is made to more broadly intro
duce Wanamaker Custom Tailoring to well-dressed men. The silks to be
; used are the best tailoring silks that are made; and we have provided new
I Spring fabrics for about a thousand suits, in qualities such as we regularly
| make up at $35 and $40. There are forty-seven different patterns to select
from, in the popular grays, browns and fancy blues, in worsteds, cheviots,
cassimeres and serges.
These suits will be made up in single-breasted sack coat style, with
silk lining, in the same excellent manner as though you paid the regular
prices — and fit and satisfaction guaranteed, of course.
$26.50 a Suit — Made to Your Measure xJJboSEs*
Dainty and Elegant
Imported Robes
Embroidered and Lace-Trimmed
Are Given Much Lower Prices Today
You have probably seen many of these exquisite Kobe Patterns on <£*-
play in the cases of our new Dress Goods Salon. They are our own importa
tions of the present season. You know we brought over vastly larger som
bers of these fine things this year, because of our broader space for display;
and now we want to sell them while you still have the fall season ahead fa
which to wear and enjoy them.
Women who exclaimed about their beauty may have foregone the pleas
ure of possession because of the well-deserved prices they bore. Now all
compunctions about extravagance may disappear, with the prices reduced
thirty dollars on some robes, twenty-five, twenty, fifteen and ten on ethers,
and four dollars taken off the price of the most inexpensive patterns. Ard
this, just at the time when you most want these beautiful gowns made tip*
The materials are Pongenette muslin, Swiss muslin and fine linen. la
white, light blue, pink, lavender and champagne color; some embroidered,
others trimmed with laces; some with both in combination.
Prices range from $14 Robes, now at $10, up to an exquisitely embroid
ered French Muslin Robe, also elaborately trimmed with lace, that has been
reduced from $95 to $65. With delightful variety at easy price-steps b«>
tween.
Dress Goods Salon. Second floor. Broadway, Old Building.
Cluny Lace-trimmed LINENS
A beautiful collection of doilies, scarfs and centerpieces with very fine
linen centers, trimmed with deep, heavy Cluny lace. The sixes range from
a 6-inch Doily to a Scarf 20x72 inches. The real Cluny laces are in beau
tiful designs, and the prices show a reduction of about a third from their
regular values. The list follows: -
6-inch round Dollies, regularly 25e. at 15o» 8-!neh. regtxlaxly 38c, at 23c: It- inch,
regularly SOc, at 65c.
20-Inch round Centerpieces, regularly 52.25. at $1.35: 24-lnoh. regularly ;S. at $1.33;
23-tnch. regularly $4.50. at S2£s; 36-Inch, regularly $6, at $3.95; 45-inch, regularly $8.
at $5.50.
20 x 36-lnch Scarfs, regularly $4.50. at $2.95; 20 x 45-inch, regularly Si. at fJJsU
20 x 54-lnch, regularly $6.75. at $4.45; 20 x 72-lnch. regularly $8.60. at $5^5.
Second floor. Old Building. i _ —
Proof Photogravures
Signed by the Artist
Our Picture Store presents today an attractive group of Proof"Fhoto
gravures, reproduced from the original paintings of L. Alma Tadema, and
signed by this popular artist. Included are two of his most attractive sub
jects. "Love in Idleness" and "An Earthly Paradise." These photogravures
are proof copies, and their number is limited. They are handsomely mounted
in architectural frames that are finished in all gilt, or mahogany and gilt.
They would usually be priced at $50; our present arrangement makes the
price $25 complete.
Picture Store. Ninth floor. New Building.
More Attractive News
About FURNITURE
This presentation of high-grade furniture has been a surprise to htm
dre»ls ot people who have come to realize the unusual character and the ele
gance of the larger number of pieces included. One of the finest manufact
: urers in America is largely represented, and every piece of the furniture
\ made by him was planned to bring a halt more than its present price.
Several other manufacturers are represented by artistic hand work, not so
j expensive and yet quite as radically reduced from former prices.
This morning two additional lots are added to the tinder-price collec
: tion. While they are well made and finished, and good styles, they're won
| derfully low priced.
The list that follows illustrates the opportunity presented to buy Library
Tables, Buffets or Serving Tables at very handsome concessions from their
usual prices:
Library Tables
About one hundred and twenty-five are represented by the prices named. Ther are)
I in many shapes and slses. and of best design.*:
At $10, from $15— Golden oak Library
I Tables.
At $10. from $15 — Mahogany finished Li
brary Tables.
At $12. from $20 — Golden oak Library
Tables.
At $17, from $22 — Veneered mahogany
Library Tables.
At $18. from $25 — Golden oak kidney
shaped Library Tables.
At $20. from $80 — Veneered mahogany
Library' Tables.
Buffets and Serving Tables
In mahogany and oak: of various sizes and styles. Some quite small and othera
almost as large as sideboards. About one hundred and fifty pieces in all.
At $13. from $17 — Golden oak Buffet.
At $17. from $22 — Weathered oak and
< golden oak Buffets.
At t-0, from $26 — Golden oak and weath
| ared oak Buffets.
At 526. from $35 — Mahogany Buffets.
At $26. s from $42 — Mahogany Serving
Table.
At $27, from $36 — Golden oak Buffet
JOHN WA NAMAKER
Formerly A. T. Stewart a> Co..
Broadway, Fourth Arena?, Eighth to Tenth Streets.
At $30. from $42— Mahogany kidney-shaped
Library Table.
At $30. from $92 — "Weathered oak Library
I Tables.
At $60. from $105 — Golden oak Library
! Table.
At $50. from $90 — Early English Library
Table.
At $60, from $80 — Mahogany Library
Table.
At $65. from $120 — Golden oak Library
Table.
At $33. from |50— Mahogany Servian
Table.
At $35. from $45 — Mahogany ge-nUssj
Table.
At $42. from Mahogany Buffet.
At $50. from Mahogany Buffet.
At $54. from Mahogany Buffet
At $53. from W— Mahogany Buffet.
At $53. from $96 —^*»*»«gn»Ty Buffet.
Sixth floor. New Building.
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