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BRANDEGEE'S ART WORKS TO BE SOLD Auction of Notable Paintings to Be Held at Gallery Next Week. Some notable paintings are included In the Brandegee collection which is 1o be sold at auction at Sloan's gal leries next week. This is the first time for many years that an auction sale of valuable works of art has been held in this city. Such sales are held regularly in New York, London and Paris and go far toward making these, cities art centers, creating an art market. In fact, it is the auction sales of painting's which go far to fix \alues. and it was through such sales instituted by Thomas B. Clark and the late William T. Evans that American paintings commercially came into their own. So notable are some of the paintings in this Brandgee collec tion that it is understood that dealers and collectors from New York will come to Washington to attend the Bale. \ Among the most interesting of the works now on exhibition are two by very early American painters. One is a portrait of Alexander Broughton by Jeremiah Theus, which was at one time included in the Thomas R. Clark collection. The subject was a South Carolina planter, a prominent figure in revolutionary days. Theus, the painter, was a Swiss l>v birth, who came to this country in 17X9 and painted in various cities along the Atlanta seaboard until his death, in 7 774. Another of these portraits is of Joseph Crawford, a prominent citizen of Rhode Island, and was painted by John Smibert, a Scotchman by birth, who associated himself with Bishop Berkeley in the project of founding a universal college in the Bermudas, a project which never found fulfillment. He settled in Boston, where he lived until 1751. and is now represented in some of the leading museums. There is also an example of what is known as the ’'port-hole portrait” of Wash ington, by Rembrandt Peale, for which the. late Senator Brandegee is said to have paid $3,000. Sully Canvas I. is tod. Likewise from the Clark collection has come a portrait of Mrs. Joseph Hopkinson. liec Emily Mifflin, by Thomas SulL'. Mrs. Hopkinson’s bus band was on-' of the early presidents of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Pine Arts. There is a curious, quaint old paint ing of John Paul Jones: a small full length portrait of Gen. Lafayette, at tributed to Scheffer: a portrait of Daniel Webster by James H. Wright, and one of Henry Clay by Healy. These last are all small canvases. Among the recent works are three paintings by George Bellows, a little picture of Harry Chase, who is rep resented, it will be remembered, in the Corcoran Gallery’s permanent col lection, and there is e < harming little pastel marine “Morning—Southwest "W ind, ' by IV W. Tryon. very similar to some found in the Freer Gallery collection. Max Weyl, who for many years made his home in this city, is represented by two or three typical paintings, and there are some clever water colors by John F. Carlson and Mary Nicho'ena. Mae Cord; besides which there are interesting etchings, lithographs and engravings. Os chief note among the etchings is one by Anders Zorn, “Olga 8.,” and two by Rembrandt; —'Old Man With Divided Fur Cap" and "Old Man, Bald-headed. With Long Beard"—both good im pressions and in perfect condition. Hung as they are of necessity in this gallery, which is not designed for the showing of pictures, these works show to the least possible ad vantage. but those who know cannot fail to recognize their value, and there is no doubt that if the sale could have been advertised longer in advance it would hate attracted the attention of collectors and connois seurs from ail parts of the country. L. M. YOUNG BANDIT WRITES VICTIM HE WILL RETURN Chagrined to Read in Newspapers He Overlooked Several Hundred Dollars. Sre' ial nispatrh to The Star. NEW YORK, January 3.—The young robber who held up John Eichhorn, manager of a Federal food J store in Freeport, Long Island, on I Christmas eve, is a careful reader of the newspapers. On Christmas eve he took sls from ♦ho cash drawer, locked Eichorti in the store and drove away in an auto mobile. Newspaper accounts of the robbery the next day told how he had missed several hundred dollars Eich orn had in his pockets. The robber was apparently deeply chagrined. Today Eichorn received i an envelope through the mail con- I taining several newspaper clippings J relating to the hold-up and a note which read: ‘The robber is a mur derer unless all the money is handed over. I'm coining back for the money I missed Christmas eve." Chief of Police Hartman, to whom Eichorn showed the note, said tonight he hoped the. robber would keep his promise and return for the rest of the money. A young bandit believed to have been the same one that held up Eich orn visited the Federal food store in Baldwin, Long Island, Friday night and got away with $25. GERMANY FORMING ARMY, FRENCH GENERAL SAYS Berlin Paper Denies Statement by Military Commission Member. By the Associated Press. BERLIN, January 3.—Gen. Roye, a French member of the Interallied Mil itary Control Commission, is sending to the ambassadors’ conference a report alleging that the Reichswehr is main taining recruiting offices which possess comprehensive lists of a secret regular army, according to an article published today in the Berliner Zeitung Am Mittag. The general also charges that short-time volunteers are being trained at the rate of 20,000 every three months as irregulars. The Berliner Zeitung Am Mittag, however, gives a general denial to the statements attributed to Gen. Roye and declares that all Reichswehr activities are in accordance with the treaty of Versailles: RUSSIA SEEKS JEWS. "Wants 100,000 Families to Join in Colonization Flan. MOSCOW, January 3 (Jewish Tele graphic Agency).—A decision to set tle not less than 100,000 families, principally Jewish, on the land, has been mdae by the agricultural de partment of the Soviet government, according to information obtained by the correspondent of the Jewish Tel egraphic Agency from authoritative sources. Measures will be taken to procure the necessary land for this huge colonization project. j ART STUDY OF BRANDEGEE COLLECTION prm j - ? gMSwIyHi mmgr iTirrff iIKMU"--' gg&ij&r Portrait of Joseph Crawford, by John Sonliiert, In collection of the late Senntor Brandegee. TELEPHONE OPERATOR SAVES LIFE OF WOMAN Hears Words “I Am Dying” Over Wire and Gets Doctor to House in Time. By the Ansoelated Press. UNTON HILL, N. J., January 3. Quick action of a telephone operator last night probably saved the life of Mrs. Olga Ashe, who was overcome with heart trouble while telephoning to her son. Miss Jennie Boylen, supervising operator, heard the words "I am dy ing," and the click of a receiver as it was dropped. She notified the police, who broke into the house and found Mrs. Ashe unconscious. A physician who revived the woman said she would probably probably have died without prompt assistance. ASSISTS GOVERNORS. Cummins Sends Out Digest of Laws on Presidential Electors. A digest of Federal statutes relat ing to presidential electors and their duties was mailed yesterday by Sen ator Cummins of lowa, president pro tein. of the Senate, to each State gov ernor in preparation for the formal certification on January 12 of the re sult. of the November election. The digest included forms of the various certificates which must be presented or filed by the electors. i [»pALA!g Royal I! ■ G & 11th Sts. Service and Courtesy Established 1877 B : Warm Underclothing for : : Men at Special Prices! ■ l Sale of Men’s Flannelette Pajamas ; ; Group No. 1 Group No. 2 • I $1.49 S L9S I ■ gijgk Finest quality of Amos— ■ _, t r * • r , \\Tl wl keag flannelette. Military a Made of good quality UJ \ Is l col , ar and English collar . flannelette; cut full and r\ WJ styles. Frog trimmed and B well made. Sizes A, B, C, D. tr * j I ty/l ra y° n lined. \ alues, $2.25 ■ ' c and $3. Sizes A, B, C, D. m ■ Men’s Part-Wool “Madewell” Union Suits ■ l Seconds of $3.50 and $4 Grade $2.19 ! About 300 suits in the sale. Made right, fit right. Long " ■ sleeves and ankle length. Closed crotch and dropseat styles. B " Sizes 34 to 46. JJ ■ Men’s Wool Union Suits &YT\ • Seconds of $4.50 and $6.50 Grades Ik\ * I $3.19 wm \ “Madewell” brand—finest quality Union L/L ■ Suits in this well known make. Sizes 34, 36 * B Palais nor»l—First Floor. w B THE SUNDAY STAR, WASHINGTON, IX 0., JANUARY 4, 1925-PART 1. MOORE ON WAY HOME, DENIES DEFENSE OF KING Ambassador Coming for Thrae- Month Vacation, Declares Al fonso Needs No Backing. By the Associated Press. PARIS, January' 3.—Alexander P. Moore, American ambassador to Spain, Is in Paris on his way to the United States for a three-month va cation. He refuses to comment on the Spanish political situation and re pudiates interviews attributed to him on the subject, declaring: "King Alfonso needs no defense as far as I am concerned.” Mr. Moore also set at rest a report that he intends to resign, remark ing humorously: "Few die and none resign. I am in the best of health.” KILLS TWO AND HIMSELF. Man Shoots Wife and Child Be fore Suicide. LONG BEACH, Calif., January 3. A double murder and suicide at Alamitos Bay, near here, was re vealed today when the bodies of TV. V. Hogue, printer, and his wife and 1 l-month-old child were found in a small dwelling at the bay shore, deputy sheriff's said. Hogue’s rela tives said he bad been suffering from shell shock. Hogue's pistol was found by his side. TWO TICKETS OUT | IN SHRINE ELECTION Henry Lansburgh and Arthur E. Cook Contending Po tentate Candidates. The pot of Shrine politics is be ginning to boil In Almas Temple, the local organization of the Mystio Shrine. ‘‘Almas'’ has a membership of nearly 6,000. Heretofore, Shrine elections have usually been held the latter part of December, but a ruling by the Imperial Council, at Its ses sion in Kansas City, Mo., last June, stipulated that the elections be held in January. According to’ report, the election in Almas Temple will occur, probably at the City Club, either the 17th, 19th, 26th or 29th of this month. Each of these dates has been men tioned, but, so far can be learned the definite day for balloting has not been, announced by Potentate Harry F. Cary, Must Hare Paid Dues. Fixing the date of the election In January makes it necessary that each member voting must have paid his dues for the new year, the showing of the 1925 “dues-pald” card being a requisite. Heretofore a member could cast his ballot by showing his card for either the expiring year or the new year. There are two tickets in the field, the supporters of each, already confi dently claiming success. One is headed by Henry lainsburgb. a past potentate of Almas Temple, while the other ticket has Arthur E. Cook, the present chief rahban, for ttß standard bearer. The personnel of the tickets follows: Henry Lansburgh, for Illustrious potentate; E. C. Dutton, for chief rabban; Roland S. Robbins, for as sistant rahban; George Duval. Jr., for high priest and prophet: Dr. J. T. Prendergast, for oriental guide; F. E. Ghlselli, the present treasurer, for treasurer; F. Lawrence Walker, the present reoorder, for recorder, and Leonard P. Steuart, Henry Lansburgh. F. Lawrence Walker and George Duval, Jr., for representatives to" the Imperial Council. Arthur E. Cook, for illustrious potentate; Charles D. Shackelford, for chief rabban; James Hoyle, for assistant rabban; Paul F. Grave, for high priest and prophet, and David M. Pettit, for oriental guide. It is stated in some quarters that Messrs. Ghiselli and Walker will also be named on this ticket for treasurer and recorder, respectively. Arthur E. Cook, Leonard P. Steuart, F. Uw renee Walker and George C. Whiting are on the "Cook ticket” as nominees for representatives to the Imperial Council. WOMAN KILLED BY SLEIGH BELLEVILLE. Ontario. January 3. —Miss Jessie Anderson, sister of Right Rev. Charles R Anderson, Protestant Episcopal Bishop of Chicago, was killed today when struck by a sleigh pulled by a team of runaway horses which dashed upon the sidewalk as she was passing - . lS..ss Anderson was struck in the face by the tongue of the sleigh. Mrs. John S. Huff, wife of a farmer, was injured. ADVERTISEMENT. ADVERTISEMENT. ADVERTISEMENT. ADVERTISEMENT. Mother Goose Suggestions Harmful to Children Kitty Cheatham Appeals for Higher Ideals in all Branches of Musical and Story-Book Literature for the Young —Miss Cheatham Intends to Resume Her Recital Activities in Teaching Children, Including Those of a Larger Growth, Through Song and Story in Accordance with the Higher Spiritual Standards of This Hour. To the Editor of the. New York Sun: I was much interested in the interview with Mrs. Winifred Sackville Stoner, which ap peared in The Sun of December 30, entitled “Mother Goose Guilty,” and which contains many wholesome and vital statements as to the necessity of being alert to the influence which thought jias upon the plastic minds of little children. But perhaps Mrs. Stoner does not know that this idea, including her protest against Mother Goose, is not new, but has been rad ically advanced, logically analyzed and fear lessly uprooted in an illuminating children’s book, entitled Greetings and a Message to the Dear Children, by Augusta E. Stetson, C. S. D., published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 2 West 45th Street, New York City. In this lovely book the author not only protests against the many ways in daily experience in which children are held in bondage to fear, but she brings forth spiritually, historically, musically, pictorially—in simple Biblical and personal illustrations—a fund of fascinating and thoughtful material, which enables a child to think intelligently, in response to the law of God, or Spirit. Mrs. Stetson, at her own expense, pub lished the text of this book originally in a full page advertisement, through the press of America, because of her love for, and great interest in, children, and because of her earnest desire that mothers and teachers of children might benefit by her years of ex perience, and learn how to guard a little child’s mentality. During her twenty-two years of dose as sociation with children, in the Sunday School of her Church, First Church of Christ, Scientist, New York City. Mrs. Stetson devoted her tireless efforts to edu cating the children—numbering at times over three hundred —to understand the pow er of spiritual thought, and their relation to God. The children, ranging from three to fifteen years of age. were her special care, and parents would turn to Mrs. Stetson in time of physcial and mental discord to prove her teachings. But to return to Mother Goose. Let me quote the following from Mrs. Stetson’s book: A friend of my father, a lawyer, told me he would give me a bright silver dollar if I would learn and re peat to him some verses of the Moth er Goose Rhymes. I was four years old and had learned to read. The silver dollar seemed a great reward. Mother gave me the lx>ok and I be gan to commit the verses. By the way, children, perhaps you never saw this book. I hope you never did. If you have seen it, then you know that Mother Goose was indeed a goose to send out such foolish rhymes for lit tle children to hear from nurses and mothers. I will tell you several; and when you learn that thoughts are forces for good or bad, for love and peace and joy and strength, or for fear and discord and sometimes pain, when you learn this, you will be glad that you are the twentieth century children and know how to think and speak. One rhyme reads thus: Rock-a-bye, baby, upon the tree top, When the wind blows, the cradle will rock; When the bough breaks, the cradle will fall, Down comes the cradle, and baby, and all. Just think, children, of repeating such words to babies. Babies think, and they feel the thought of nurse or mother, or whoever cares for them. If baby went to sleep, thinking it was in the cradle and the cradle was on the tree top. and i f it heard the last words of the nurse, “When the bough breaks, the cradle will fall,” no wonder that it awoke in the night and cried out with fear that it was coming down, “cradle and all.” Nursy or mother might have thought baby had a stom ach ache and given it peppermint tea, but we know that it was fear that awakened the baby, and only love de stroys fear. But people did not know in those days that thoughts influenced for good or bad, so they were not respon sible, as they are today. Think of an other one of Mother Goose’s many rhymes, with which the children of the nineteenth century were treated : Hi diddle, diddle, The cat played the fiddle, The cow jumped over the moon; The little dog laughed to see such sport, And the dish ran away with the spoon. What a stretch of imagination— asking a child to believe that a heavy mooley cow could jump over the moon! Think of a kitty playing the fiddle and then try to convince the child that a dish could run away with a spoon! These are only samples of the rhymes with which little children were entertained. They surely could not, from these mental impressions, develop intelligence, hut instead, as they grew older, they suspected peo ple of untruths and deceptions, and of saying tilings that could not be so. Thus the children’s sweet faith was lessened and they were made to doubt and distrust. . Let me quote further the tender and log ical appeal to the little ones, teaching them the necessity for unselfish love and grati tude, told in simple parable. Mrs. Stetson asks: Did you ever awake early some cold winter morning, while it was yet dark, and hear the milkman rattle the bottles, as he left the nice milk for your breakfast—and as you snuggled in your warm, little bed, that your dear earthly father and mother load provided for you, did you send out to the milkman a loving thought, a grate ful thought, and ask God to keep him happy and warm ? Did you ever think how many are working to make our clothes, our coats and shoes and hats and dainty little frocks—how many sew, and sew, and sew? And some times they must be very tired; but they finish their work and it comes to us to supply our needs. Do we for;# t to be grateful for all they provide for us? Never think that buying these things is all we have to do for them. We must be grateful. Selfish, unkind, ungrateful children are never happy. The twentieth century chil dren are learning that loving thoughts, grateful, unselfish thoughts make them healthy and happy. All thinkers realize that we are living in a new era, and that the children of today— our future citizens—must be guarded and protected through every channel of activity which touches them. Particularly must the books they read, the songs they sing, the music they hear, be expressions of “whatso ever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatso ever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report.” (Paul: Phillippians iv\, 8.) A little child’s consciousness is virgin soil. Children must be taught to think rightly; taught that every thought is a power for good or evil. The words and music of a beautiful lul laby, “Love’s Lullaby,” which adorn the opening and closing pages of the book above mentioned, if learned and sung by our American children—and ultimately by all of His "little ones” —would usher in the “Peace on earth, good will toward men,” for which tired, yearning humanity is hun gering and thirsting. T quote the two last verses: "Lullaby, lullaby, mother-love sings Over the cradle of peasant and kings? ‘God is the Father and Mother of all,’ This is Christ’s message to great and to small. "Love clothes the lily in radiant white. Love feeds the lambkins, and guards through the night. Love broodeth over each hamlet and hall, Love never faileth, but careth for all.” In this Message to the Dear Children Mrs. Stetson teaches them American ideals, and to remember and revere the founders of our country, America. A touching and little known picture of George Washington, the father of our coun try, with little children, illustrates this book, as does one of Abraham Lincoln with chil dren. These pictures emphasize great his torical points, in just the way a child can grasp them, and teach the young that as Abraham Lincoln was the liberator from physical slavery, so they can liberate them selves and others from the mental slavery which wrong thinking puts upon them. Mrs. Stetson refers to the Bible in away a child can understand, and illustrates her points with picture-stories. She writes: You know, dear little ones, that the Bible is the book that tells us what God says to His people, through men who love Him and who obey His com mandments, one of which reads: Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbor as thyself. These men were called prophets. They prophesied, or foresaw and foretold the result of wrong thoughts, or thoughts which were not God, or good thoughts—Life and Love and Truth thoughts. Ages ago people were told to be good and obey God, if they wanted to be happy.themselves and be able to make others well and happy. Elijah was one of the proph ets who talked with God and taught God-thoughts to the people, so you see. God spoke through him, and, of course. Elijah’s thoughts were all life and love and truth thoughts, and these good. God-thoughts made the people, who obeyed God’s voice through Eli jah, happier and healthier. Did you ever hear, children, that once Elijah went into a house, and he must have been very hungry, for he asked for something to eat? There was a mother who lived in that house with her little son, and she told Eli jah that she had only oil and meal enough to make one cake for her lit tle boy’s breakfast and that then they must die. Elijah told her to take the meal and the oil and make a cake for him, and she made it and he ate it all. When my Sunday School teacher told me this story, I said I thought Elijah was a very horrid man and very self ish to eat the cake that the mother was saving for her little boy’s break fast. Then my teacher told me that the mother knew that Elijah was God’s prophet and that see trusted him to ask God to save her and her little son. Os course, Elijah knew that God would give him all that he asked for. Bvery Christian knows this, for the Bible tells them to “Ask, and ye shall receive.” So he told the mother that the meal should not waste, neither should the cruse of oil fail, and they did not, for the story reads, “She end he, and her house, did eat many days. And the meal wasted not, neither did the cruse of oil fail.” Then thpre was another prophet, Ellsba. who told a woman how to get the money to pay her debts. The man to whom she owed the money was going to take her two sons and make them work to pay this big debt. Os course, the mother felt very sorry that her sons would have to work hard to pay her debt. Elisha asked her if she had any thing to eat in the house. She said, "Nothing save a pot of oil,” and then ho told her to send out and borrow empty vessels of all her neighbors. You see, the mother was obedient to the prophet’s word, and she had her reward, for all the vessels that she had borrowed froro her neighbors were filled with oil, which she sold, and she paid all her debts. It is right for every one to pay his or her own debts, is it not, children? If every one knew Elijah's and Elisha's and Christ Jesus’ God—and there is only one God—there wouldn’t be anybody in debt, would there? If everybody knew that the God of Elijah and Elisha and Christ J<4us was their God and their loving Father, no one would be worried about debts, and there would be no hungry people and no starving children. I think, children, if Elijah and Elisha were here today, they could feed all the hungry little and big children here and in Europe, and I kstow, I really do know that Christ Jesus can, and he is ever-present. I think that all the earthly fathers and mothers and everybody had better find God and, He will feed all His little and big children, do you not? And again the shackles of fear are brok en, when Mrs. Stetson frees the little ones from the agony, the bondage of fear, which our childhood prayer. “Now I lay me down to sleep.” implanted in us all. On this sub ject she writes: My dear motlier was my first Sunday school teacher. . . . Mother was shocked when I questioned the prayer she taught me to say before I went to sleep, which ran thus: "Now I lay me down to sleep; I pray the Lord my soul to keep. If I should die before I wake, I pray the Ixwd my soul to take." T did not want to say this prayer, be cause I did not want to die and leave my dear parents, my horse and piano and organ and home. As a child I rebelled at the prayer "If I should die before I wake.” Today, dear children, you can go to Slumberiand with the prayer that dear Mary Baker Eddy, who discovered and founded Christian Sci ence, and who wrote a wonderful book, which she calls Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures—l repeat, you have the prayer that Mrs. Eddy lias given to chil dren of the twentieth century, and which will never take you away from your par ents, but will teach you that God is your life and that you cannot be separated from life and love. You will learr. that God thoughts are life. This is Mrs. Eddy’s prayer, which thousands of little ones offer to our loving Father-Mother God every night: "Father-Mother God, Loving me— Guard me when I sleep; Guide my little feet Up to Thee.” There is another prayer, whose author I do not know: "Now I lay me down to sleep; I know that God His child does keep. I know that God. my life, is nigh, I live in Him; I cannot die. God is my health, I can’t be sick; God is my strength, unfailing, quick. God is All; I know no fear, Since Life and Love, our God, is here.” The subject of children’s hooks has been near my heart for years, and I have made extensive investigation throughout America and Europe, to see what sort of books are found in the libraries and other places available to children. It would appall and arouse mothers, if they could see much that is given to children. T would have this book of Mrs. Stetson’s promi nently placed in every library and school in America, so that the demand of the children, with their pure, receptive mentalities, could be met. and their latent capacity to think for themselves could be satiefied. “A little child shall lead them.” T]rc "children of a larger growth” will he led to the solution of problems that are bewilder ing the world, at this unprecedented hour, if they will read, ponder, and practice the true educational processes, that are simply and beautifully unfolded in this lovely book, Greetings and a Message to the Dear Children . I am very grateful to Mrs. Winifred Sackville Stoner, for Iter courageous words on “Mother Goose,” which have inspired this letter. I have a revised Mother Goose, whose liappy secrets I will tell later. My life work lias been devoted to the elevation of children, not only in my own country. America, but throughout Europe, even in faraway Russia, where I was a guest in the house hold of the late Czar, and later, coming to Mos cow, where I had priceless experiences and glimpses of the childlike, loving spirit of the real Russian people. It was the appreciation and comradeship of my young friends (the grand children of Queen Victoria) in England which was really the first stepping stone in the musical structure of my art, which afterward developed and unfolded in unexpected ways. Before me, as I write, suddenly come the earnest faces of the 14.000 students of the University of Berlin, representing 17 nationalities, before whom I was invited to sing and speak by the official heads of the University (I being the only Ameri can artist who had been thus invited). Never have I been so imbued with the desire to bring joy, to elevate the children through my art, my gen, and my deep religious convictions, and I am more earnest, interested, and active than ever, since I know that thought is force, and governs all, and I shall inculcate this in my recitals (which I am about to resume), and at every opportunity which God gives me. to bless and lead His little ones, great and small. 1 *1 .!