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A' NSTW ARRANGEMENT OF FEATHERS IS THIS?AS ODD AS IT IS
' BECOMING.
ST ANNE BITTENEOUSE.
Jp*flar)C&r??poiideD<-o of The Star.
PARIS. April 16. 1914.:
? x*T- : .
. f ID *the American bar. on the os
prey, the alffrettc. the paradise
feather, influence the present
P} fashion* tl\e plumage of the
~v t ootricb? Something did. It is
not only, used by the milliners but by the
SretsMiliters.'
Tho idea had its birth last summer in
ft yftllow chiffon gown made by Doucet.
which had a wired minaret tunic, finished
with a fringe of turtoise blue uncurled
ostrich Ceatliers.
The Japanese neck was also wired to
match the minaret tunic, and here again
were the feathers.
The idea was treated as though it were
a fantasy; it was not taken seriously by
any one. but one gets used to this experi
ence. and is quite prepared to see a neg-.
Hgent fashion become a dominant one.
This spring, or rather this February. ,
Mme. Paquin wore & gown with ostrich
"feather trimming, and she was followed
by others who saw in it quite an attrac- j
tive idea for finishing the edges of thin
materials. Rather a costly way, one
would say, but novel and graceful.
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It is not readily believed that this fash
ion will have a strong following. Here
and there in the cycles of fashion we
have returned to the method of our early
ancestors and arrayed ourselves in the
plumage of birds as well as the skins of
beasts, but somehow the fashion did not
hold.
There has come about a wide variety
of ways of using feathers. The novelty
does not only lie with the dressmaker,
but also with the milliners Instead of
putting it entirely apart, and half curl
ing the tendrils, they will spread them
over the surface of a straw hat. This
idea is .-v good one and It helps the
milliner to raise the price. She can talk
with enthusiasm about the difficulty of
separating the tendrils and the conse
quent loss of many valuable feathers.
The argument sounds well, but the or
dinary mortal has a helpless feeling that
she must pay a terrible price ? for any
hnt today that 1>ears a well known name,
and often, in America, it bears only that
;ind nothing more.
The disgrace of false labels which has
been steadily practiced In America for
years is not abolished because it has
been >inco\ered. It is still done, for as
late as Inst autumn one of the. milliners
of Paris bought in New York, at ex
eellent sho??s. hats with his label in them
that hac! never been nearer his workshop
than miles.
The milliners had to do something this
year with the ostrich plumage if they
were to have any American dollars flow
ing into their coffers. The customs
house took the place of a woman's sen
sibilities, and if she had a soul that was
dead to the story of how the aigrette
was obtained, the customs house stepped
in and supplied her with a substitute
for a conscience.
The French, knowing this, and being
canny, bowed their hetds to the Ameri
can law and did not try to create punish
ment for American women. So we have
the ostrich feather in a dozen different
ways. Often it is twisted and tortured,
but it is far better to know that this
happened to the feather than to the bird.
The French woman dearly loves a col
larette. One would say that she belonged
to a race that had scrawny necks by the
way that she tries to cover them up.
The newest invention is a light flat collar
of ostrich. There is a foundation of
mousseline on which is mounted one
feather, the upper part of which Is
curled, and tho lower part of which lies
flat.
Tempting Garnishes. ^
r If
GARNISHES are the standby of the
successful cook. A well cooked dish
is the better for tempting garnishes and
even a poorly cooked dish is not so bad.
when it is daintily garnished. There-is
*tome excuse for lack of garnishment in
the winter. Appropriate materials for the
making of garnishes are not easy to get
always. But in the summer, when every
little nook or cranny of sunshine and
earth can be made to prow something and
when the markets are filled with Inex
pensive vegetables, the cook's tmsk of
garnishing is easier.
Radishes are an easy garnish to pre
pare and they are seasonably tempting.
They should always be crisp and tender.
Wash them carefully and then put them
in ice water until they are needed. They
can be used in slices to garnish salads
or they can be cut into quarters or
eighths for the same purpose.
Green peppers are an ever-reaay gar
nish. They can be used with meat, vege
tables and salads. Cut them either in
shreds or in rings, or else stamp out with
small cutters stars or other forms.
Parsley, of course, is the most useful
of all garnishes. In soup, on tish. with
meat and vegetables, and on salad it is
used. Perhaps i' could be candied and
used with sw eets. At any rate, it is use
ful with all other foods. It can be grown
in a corner of the garden. If there is
no garden it can be bought cheaply. And
it can be raised in sufficient quantity in
a pot on a sunny window sill. When it
is grown at home the seeds should be
soaked for twenty-four hours before they
are planted.
?Copy right, 1914.?
BY ANNE RITTENHQUSE.
Special 1'orrpjtpondoncc of The Star.
PARIS, April 16, 1014.
THBRE Is a new kind of dancing
shoe In style and it makes the
foot look exceedingly smart
and comely. It is more like the
Roman cothurne than the slip
per we have worn during the winter, but
its high I^ouis XIV heel .destroys its
classic outline.
And by Ixmis XIV, one docs not mean
the heel that is usually called French;
this heel is an exact replica of the one
worn in the day of the grand monarch. |
It is high, but it does not slope to a
tiny waist in the middle, and then spread
out. It supports the foot rather well,
because it is wide and solid, and it makes
the foot lo?~?k shorter than any heel yet
invented.
It has a sandal sole and is without
any support at the sides. The toe and
heel part are of brocaded silk or satin
and the straps that go across the. foot
and around the ankle are of dull gold
braid. The ones that fasten at the ankle
to hold up the high heel part of the fabric
are fastened with a small gilt button.
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They may not be as comfortable as the
heelless sandal for dancing, but they
?j FUEMTUEE FOE SUMME1
give the foot better appearance. So far
they are quite a novelty and are more
in the shops than on the feet; it Is not
to be doubted, however, that the early
summer weather will bring them into
full fashion, for smart women.-have al-,
ready decreed against the slipper with
the satin ribbons crossing the instep and
tied around the ankle, and there is need i
of something new.
Over here they tell you that the tango I
is dead; they are not quite sure what ,
will supersede It, but they think it will
be the maxixe.
This dance, like the Argentine tango, i
has been modified from its original J
method and put Into drawing room form, j
The tango suffered considerably in hav
ing its measures clipped bv the French,
and it is to be hoped that the Brazilian
dance will not suffer in the same way.
for its measures are as brilliant and
graceful as those of its sister dance.
The tango as it is danced in French
drawing rooms and music halla and res- ,
taurants has little character. With tlie '
elimination of the cortez and the sub
stitution of a lazy sliding step it is
passed in nothingness. Only the profes
sionals keep it up to the mark
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Already the mixixe is showing .sinrs of
becoming commonplace, as many couples
dance it only with the two-step move
ment around "and around the room till
one would think they would weary o'
the monotony.
But here comes in the subject of the
heel to be worn on dancitlg slippers. If
the maxixe Is to be the dance of the
summer, then these high, heels will not
do. I heard one of the best teachers in
Paris request his pupils the other night
not to attempt their lessons in slippers
with high heels.
The. maxixe requires so much balancing
on the heel alone?in fact. It is this move
ment that gives to it such peculiar grace
and novelty?that a woman attempting
to do it in an unsteady high heel would
lose her balance. This, is the only thing
against the incoming fashion for the slip
per just described.
More and more the fashion grows for
slippers of colored brocade. They do not
match the gown, but they must harmo
nize with it. With evening frocks of
white tulle or satin these slippers are
of Saxe blue and silver, of rose pink
and silver and of pale yellow and goid.
Dainty Trimming.
IF yr have had trouble in getting a
strong beading for corset covers, etc.,
take some wide rick-rack braid, turn the
edge once and sew onto the underside,
so that only half shows above the turn
ed edge, or all the points on one side of
the rick-rack show above the hem.
St.itch twice at the top of the hem and
bottom of the points. Now crochet a
?hain of seven or eight stitches and
fasten with single crochet in each point
twice, about one-eighth inch deep.
For trimming baby clothes the narrow
est rick-rack makes a pretty edging.
I'se No. .'JO cotton thread and crochet
double, that is, throw your thread m*er
the hook once, fasten to the point, and
draw through. Tou now have three
stitches on the hook. Draw the thread
through two. throw thread over the
hook, and fasten In the next point; draw
THE LjOUIR XVI HEKh AND THE STRAPS OVER THE INSTEPS ARB
TWO INTERESTING NOTES IN THE NEW DANCING SHOES.
the thread through two stitches; there
are now three stitches on the hook:
draw the thread* through all three, chain
five and continue as before to the end
of the rick-rack. For insertioh, crochet
on both sides the same as the one side
of the edging.
Posing for Photograph.
T?OR the ntost artistic photograph it is
^ better not to wear a hat or wrap.
Styles change so fast that your picture
will look out of date in a season or two
if you wear the latest style of hat. Tf
you insist upon wearing a hat do not
wear it at an angle that cuts off the line
of the brow, but wear it set back far
enough to allow the hair to frame the
face beneath It. If you wish to s^e
what a photograph should not be. and
especially the heads, look at some of the
specimens hidden away in old albums.
When having a photograph taken do
not wear a high collar, as it gives a
stiff, unnatural look, while a gown that
reveals the linos of the throat and
shoulders becomingly is good Excessive
trimming is dist -acting, and checKs and
stripes are l?ad in a photograph, as is
also a Kreat deal ?>f jewelry. The simpler
the style the mor<> artistic the picture,
and the less likelihood that it will look
odd in years to come.
An Appetizing Appetizer.
APEI.ICIorS appetizer i.? made with
a foundation of finely diced apple
pulp. Oyer this Is squeezed a dash of
lemon juice, and diced orange and grape
fruit pulp is added. A little diced pine
apple and a few shredded" marachino
cherries complete it Put the mixture,
when it is thoroughly chilled, in lone*
stemmed glasses.
Children's hats are soft close-fitting
little shapes made in soft braid without
any stiffening or wire.
feunbap iWormng ?alfe.
je perpetual Mar.
9p ^artitp ft. 3rtom.
"The flesh lusteth against the spirit atid the spirit against ?
the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other.'7
?Galatians, 5:17.
War is in the mind of every one. We may or may not have to
"face at length its grim terrors, but the guns have belched forth their
deadlv missiles and blood has been spilt, and our demands ^till ic
main unsatisfied. None but (lod know the end
from the beginning.
War is a word pregnant with horrors. It is a
very little word in the number of letters which
compose it, but it is a very big word in the world's
history. It is associated with all that is disastrous,
destructive and terrible.
Who can portray the desolation, the misery,
the suffering, the wretchedness it has brought tc
mankind? Whence came war? Through the pas
Sage sin opened into the world.
The question of justification for the one side or the other is not
being considered, but merely the fact that if sin had not entered the
world there would never have been war. It is through sin that the
contraries arise. The meeting of contraries?fire and water?causes
the thunder; the meeting of contrary substances which cannot co
exist causes the earthquake. It is the same principle that occasions
war. It is determination in collision with determination. Conflict
results.
The same law exists in the spiritual world. It is the collision of
he contraries, the spirit and the flesh.
"These are contrary, the one to the other."'
The spirit of good and the spirit of evil are ever coming in con
tact and perpetual war exists in the realm of religious life.
Th? Scripture* reveal that an un- I '? the teaching of revelation, as it is
:etslnc warfare is carried on bv Satan 1 that a Being of good, with His angMs
iird his army of angels against God I of light, are at work for the redemption
ind His boat* of saints on earth | *"<5 salvation of the world.
The conflict did not originate on -i The warfare between these powers.
sarth. but was transferred to it. Reve
ation declares that "there was war in
leaven" and that Satan and his angels
'ought afralnat Michael and His angels,
>ut prevailed not. and that he. "that
rid serpent, called the devil and Satan,
was cast out into the earth, and his
ingels were cast out with him."
(Revelation. 12:7-9).
Many do not believe in a personal
levil; but his personality appears to
very distinctly ar<i clearly set forth
n the Scriptures a d that he is the
reigning prince of the powers of dark
ness with his seat and empire in the
?arth.
The Scriptures also represent that
there is a prince of the powers of
ight. We do not doubt His personal
ty. why Should we question a per
ianal head to the forces against which
r-fe is arrayed?
That the contraries of good, and evil
ire continually coming in collision and
warring against each other no one
loubts. Is the principle of good sim
ply some mysterious impersonal in
fluence sr Is It a kingdom with a
personal king at its head?
(S the principle of evil a like in
luence or is it a kingdom over which
t king presides *
Hew could there he an unfathered in
inefise?
It must come from some oower. and
f^wer must come from intelligence. An
being "contrary the one to the other."
is a perpetual one until the final triumph
of one over the other.
Accepting the Scriptures as to the fact
of this condition, we also accept them as
to the ultimate result of the warfare?
that the time is coming when "every
knee shall bow and every tongue con
fens" the absolute supremacy of the
kingdom of light and righteousness.
In the human wars not every one is
enlisted, but in the spiritual war everv
human being is engaged on one side or
the other. "He that Is not with me is
against me" There is no escape from
being either "for or against."
In a war with Mexico or any other
power our hearts are throbbing with love
and loyal devotion to our own flag. How
do we stand in relation to the most im
portant war of time and of eternity?
#Who i? on the Lord's Mid*?
Who will ?erve the Klnu?
Who will 1k? His helpers.
Other lives to bring?
Who will leave the world's sid??:
Who will face the foe?
Who In on the Lord's side?
Who for Him will go?
Speaker Clark to Deliver
Address in Hew York Today
"The War and Optimism" is the an
_ nounccd topic for Speaker Champ Clark
nanimate spirit of good or evil is in- j of the House of representatives at a
l onceivabJe. A living intelligent being of meeting of the West Side Branch Y M
L P* te#sther with his myrfrids of angels. I C. A., in New York this afternoon at 4
9* *91* "itaMiYin? world," Qcjock,
JHofjammeban Cfiurcfj anb &dbool tn Albania IBurtiefc Ztn Jflontfjs; lifter Balkan Mai
This photograph shows the destruc
tion wrought by Servian troops in
Albania ten months after the Balkan
war. The photograph was brought to
the United States by W. W- Howard,
who has traveled extensively on foot
through Mohammedan Albania to learn
of the cruelty of Servian troops. In
the foreground of the photograph are
Rev. P. B. Kennedy, an American mis
sionary. .*; nd Aziz Effendi, local official
of the town.
The picture, taken in October, last
year, ten months after the Balkan war
had closed, shows the ruins of a school
and a church at Kleinic. The Servian
troops, sent out in companies and regi
ments. had ravaged the territory. They
fteformeto Cfjurrf) g>pnob
MtU fflnt Map 12
Matters of Importance to Denomination in United
States Will Be Considered at Gathering in Lan
caster, Pa.
The triennial meeting of the General
Synod of the Reformed Church in the
United States will be held at Lancaster,
Pa., beginning May 12. and continue one
week. Delegates will be in attendance
from every state in the Union, and mat
ters of vital interest to members of the
Reformed Church will be considered.
Reports covering the work of the sev
eral departments of church activity will
be submitted and acted upon and plans
for the coming three years will be con
sidered. The evening programs will be
made up of prominent leaders in all parts
of the home and foreign fields, who will
speak upoii their various branches of
activity.
Sunday, May 17, all of the Lancaster
pulpit will be occupied by Reformed
clergymen in the morning. The. general
topic will be "Home Missions." In the
evening the same speakers will consider
"Foreign Missions.'*
Rev. James I. Good, the retiring presi
dent of the synod, will deliver the open
ing sermon, following which the election
of his successor will take place. Among
the other Philadelphia churchmen who
will take part are Rev. Rufus W. Miller,
secretary of the Sunday school board;
Charles E. Schaffer, general secretary of
the home mission department; J. S. Wise,
home mission treasurer, and Rev. Allan
K. Bartholomew, general secretary of the
foreign mission board.
I^Saatap and.
A pleasing entertainment was given Fri
day evening by the Men's Bible Class of
Lincoln Avenue M. E. Church Sunday
school. Several musical numbers were
rendered. "Fraternalism in the Bible
Class'' was the subject of a brief ad
dress delivered by Mr. W. E. Andrews,
auditor for the Treasury Department.
Later refreshments were served.
A reception was tendered to Rev. John
MacMurray and Mrs. MacMurray Friday
niSbl b? tbyieinberg gi Uu Ultfifl Jleth
odist Episcopal Church. Mr. MacMurray
is the newly appointed pastor, coming
from the Newark conference, to take the
place of Rev. W. V. Mallalieu, who was
transferred to that conference. There
was a large number present and a pleas
ant social greeting was given to the
pastor and his family. The formal ad
dress was given by Judge Anson S.
Taylor.
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j What is regarded as one of the best
I amateur dramatic productions seen in
I Takoma Park during the last tew yera*
iwas presented Friday night in the parish
burned the homes, churches and schools
of the helpless Mohammedan Alba
nians wherever found. When Mr. How
ard tried in London to pet church au
thorities interested in preventing this
work, he was told he was "attacking
the Christian religion." Now he has
come to the United States to raise
funds to hflp the Albanians, who are
starving at the rate of 60.000 a year,
lie has established the Albanian re
lief fund at 90 Bible House, New York
city, and he hopes to raise sufficient
money to help these people. He has
asked American farmers to send seed
corn so the sufferers may have a crop
this year. Without it more, he says,
will starve to death.
Cptecopal Cfmrcfjeg #et
OTar = GKme drapers
Bishop Philip Mercer Rhinelander Sends Copies of Sup
plications to All Pastors of Diocese of Philadelphia.
Copies of two prayers to be offered in
war times were sent out to rectors of all
Episcopal churches of the diocese of
Philadelphia Friday by Bishop Rhine
lander. They are as follows:
"FOR THE NATION AND ITS
RUL/ERS
"O Thou who alone dost rule in the
kingdom of men and determine the
events of war, guard and guide us in
this time of our necessity. Be merciful
unto our sins; save us from violence,
discord and confusion; from pride and
arrogancy, and from every evil way.
Grant unto our rulers the spirit of wis
dom, that they may direct and use the
power committed to their hands for the
honor of our countiy, the deliverance of
the oppressed, the good of all mankind,
and the glory of Thy name; through
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen."
"FOR THE ARMY AND NAVY
"O Almighty God, King of all kings,
who sittest in the throne judging right,
we commend to Thy fatherly goodness
the men who through perils of war are
serving our nation. Be Thou their tower
of strength in the midst of so many and
?reat dangers; help them, in life and
death, to put their trust in Thee, who art
the only giver of all victory; through
Jesus Chrl6t our Lord. Amen."
hall of the Trinity Episcopal Ohurcli of
Takoma Park by the Mizpah Class of
the Sunday school. The play was in
three acts, being entitled "The Betty
Wales Girls and Mr. Kidd," and a capac
ity audience attended.
The cast was made up exclusively from
members of the class, and was as fol
lows: Betty Wales. Miss Elizabeth
Myers; Helen Chase Adams, Miss
Frances Myers; Madeline Ayers, Miss
Ruth Phillips; Mary Brook**, Miss Doro
thy Phillips; Babbio Hildreth. Miss Doro
thy Hill: Babe Henderson, Miss Rachel
Morse; Bob Parker, Miss Ora Ward;
Roberta Louis. Miss Alice Evans: Miss
Priscilla Hicks. Miss Elizabeth Taylor:
Georgiana Armes. Miss Emily Rowley,
and Georgia Ames, Miss Ethel Hazard.
The scenes of the play were laid in and
around Harding College, and the plot
told the humorous consequences attend
ant upon the creation of a certain my
thical "Georgia Ames" by the girls of
the school, which were increased by the
fact that there really turned out to be a
freshman of that name attending the
school.
The play was staged under the direc
tion of Mrs. L. F. Adams, the president
of the Mizpah Class. Complete scenery
was provided, the electrical effects being
donated by the students of the Bliss
Electrical School. The Mizpah Class is a
permanent organization, the officers of
which are: President, Miss Frances My
ers; secretary. Miss Elizabeth Myers, and
treasurer. Miss Emily Rowley. A pin*
and white color scheme, typifying the
colors of the class, was carried out.
Music between the acts was provided
by Robert Lerch on the violin, who was
accompanied by Mrs. Robert L. Kerch at
the piano. Miss Rita Dunbar also fur
nished music on the piano. Dancing and
refreshments followed the performance.
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Miss Mellie E. ? Perkins of Velarde. N
M.. superintendent of the United Breth
ren school work among the Spanish
Americans, gave an interesting and in
structive address before the Woman's
Missionary Society of Memorial Church.
United Brethren in Christ. Friday even
ing.
The living conditions, customs and re
ligion of the Mexican people were Inter
estingly and instructively portrayed.
Various; Cfjurct? Poarba; &lert
to gib jHisstonaries in jttexico
Methodist missionaries in Mexico are
safe, according to a telegram received
.esterday by the board of foreign mis
sions of the Methodist Episcopal Church
in New York from Dr. J. W. Butler.
Mexico City. The telegram read:
"All well at Pachuca, Puebla ? and
Guanajuato."
Orders were telegraphed to Dr. Butler
for all missionaries to proceed to Vera
Cruz immediately. In a reply Dr. But
ler says:
"Have communicated with all our peo
ple. Some en route now. We will leave
on earliest possible train."
The Methodist Episcopal Church sup
ports thirty American missionaries in the
Mexican republic, eighteen under the gen
eral board and twelve under the Woman's
Foreign Missionary Society. The total
valuation of Methodist property In Mex
ico is nearly $1,000,000. The church num
bers 21.000 members.
A progressive work iu Mexico is also
carried on by the Methodist Episcopal
Church South In cities and towns of
northwestern, central and border terri
tory. This is manned by a force of
thirty-nine American missionaries.
The Presbyterian board of foreign mis
sions, In recommending caution to its
band of eighteen missionaries, wired to
Rev. Charles C. Petran, Mexico City:
"In cu<se of immediate danger causing
you to leaVe station, cable us where >??u
intend to go and in whose care the proi?
erty is left. Consult American officials.
We authorize you to act according to
your best judgment."
Some time ago this board sent word
to its workers in Mexico to leave if the re
were any danger. They replied that they
wished *p stay at their posts and that
no danger seemed imminent.
To its resiu-'Mit bishop at Guadalajara.
Rt. Rev. Henry D. Aves. the Protestant
Episcopal board of missions'' cabled:
"American staff and Mexican church
have our deepest sympathy. Tou under
stand board will support you in taking,
all necessary precautions for safety of
Americans. You wHl know best whether
missionaries should withdraw. If we can
advise or help, please command us."
This board supports in the Mexican re
public a group of twenty-seven foreign
missionaries.
The Baptist Home Mission Society,
which has two Americans in Mexico,
cabled to tho clergyman in charge. R? v
Henry Brewster. Mexico City, advising
him to leave and saving that funds had
been deposited enabling him to do so.
Prom the other missionary, located at
Puebla. no word has been received.
The American board of commissioners
for foreign missions (Congregational) lias
a force of twelve American workers in
the cities of Guadalajara, Chihuahua and
Parral.
Jfletfjobist episcopal JHsflops
WU jfteet Mebnesbap
The bishops of the Methodist Episcopal
Church will meet in semi-annual session
in First Church, Germantown, Philadel
phia, Wednesday.
On that evening Bishop Mclntyre will
lecture on "Buttoned-up People." Thurs
day evening a general reception will be
tendered the bishops, to which the pub
lic is cordially invited.
Addresses of welcome will be made by
Mayor Blankenburg of Philadelphia and
John Gribbell. Bishops Moore and Hen
derson will respond.
Friday evening Bishop Hughes *ill
lecture on "The Children of the Manse.'*
and Saturday evening Bishop Quayle will
lecture on "Shakespeare's Tragedy of
Greatness."
ifletfjobists to distribute $300,000
grnottg tE^eir Conference Claimants
Saratoga. N. Y., Decided Upon for General Conference
of Church in 1916.
Methodists north will divide this year,
out of profits of their book concerns,
$300,000 among what they call their con
ference claimants. These are aged min
isters and in some cases their dependent
families. It Is a sum larger by $50,000
than was ever divided by them in any
former year.
These book concerns have headquarters
in New York and Cincinnati, the last
named doing the large business, with
smaller concerns in a number of cities,
notably Philadelphia and Chicago. Alto
gether they do a business of nearly $11,
000,000 each quadrennium.
Saratoga has been fixed upon as the
place for holding the Methodist general
conference of 1916, that body meeting
quadrennially. Half a dozen other places
were eager for the honor. An important
question to come before this conference,
with agitation already on concerning it.
is the plan of districting bishops.
For the first time in Methodist history
in America bishops are located for four
years in one city each, and given charge
for that period of the same conferences.
Not a few hold the plan to be unconsti
tutional.
The editorial department of Methodist
Sunday school literature, with all or
nearly all of the publications, is to be
removed at once from New York to Cin
cinnati. The importance of this depart
ment is realized by the fact that Meth
odist Sunday school enrollment is con
siderably. In excess of 4,000,000 ^tildren <
and that so steady Is its growth that a
report made to the Methodist book com
mittee, in session last week, predicted
that the number will be S.U00.000 in an
other twelve years.
Carries "fitter's pence"
Bishop O'Connor, Sailing for Borne,
to Take $18,500.
When Bishop John J. O'Connor of New
ark sailed for Rome yesterday from New
York he took the largest "Peter 3 Pence'*
fund ever contributed from the Newark
diocese. The amount is $1S.500. and of
this sum the laymen contributed about
$13,000. and the balance is the personal
expression of the priests of the dioces*.
According to the laws of the Roman
Catholic Church, the visit of Bishop
O'Connor to Rome is compulsory. All
prelates are compelled to visit the Vati
can at least once every live years, in
order to make a personal account of the
condition of their dioceses.
Bishop O'Connor sailed from Hoboken
on the same steamship with Cardinal
Farley.
The ninety-second birthday of the late
Gen. I*. 8. Grant will be observed under
the auspices of the G. A. R. and affiliated
organizations at Metropolitan M. K.
Church tomorrow at * o'clock
Gens. Miles and Sniffin will be the
speakers of the occasion.

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