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worship' of some of New York's
wealthiest citizens, it stands at the
entrance of Stuyvesant Square, one
of the breathing spaces of New
York's East Side, and it is for the
young girls of thfe-orowded section of
Mrs. Herbert L. Satterlee.
the city that Mrs. Satterlee's school
for brides is being conducted.
There are but three rooms,, but
they are equipped to shelter seven
persons at a total cost of $150. Miss
Jessie McCutcheon, a charming
young Scottish woman who is teach
er of cooking and housekeeping in
the model fiat, says that Pferpont
Morgan's daughter has undertaken
to show prospective brides how to
furnish a home tastefully and com
fortably for $100.
Meantime, as everybody in New
York knows, Miss Anne Morgan, the
late financier's young and unmarried
daughter, is devoting her philan
thropic energies to a society which
seeks to induce working girls to save"
This looks like very good team
work between the Morgan sisters, for
when one has shown a girl how to
save her money the other undertakes
to illustrate how she may spend it to
the best advantage.
I visited the school for brides the
other day at the hour of the first les
son three-thirty in the afternoon '
and found a dozen young girls learn
ing how to make beds, sweep,, cook
The model flat is really very pret
ty. Its greatest novelty is the double
decked bed in which four children can
sleep at once and which to save
space, is built on the ocean steamer
plan of an upper and a lower berth.'
There is a rail around the upper berth
to keep the little fellows from falling
The bedroom has sash curtains'
and an improvised clothes closet
hung with rose-colored calico in" a
blurred cretonne pattern, light
enough to look pretty, but dark
enough to keep clean for a long time.
Inside the drapery a wide board -runs
along the wall a foot from the
ground, and the children are to be
trained to keep their shoes and rub
bers on it when not in use. On top
of the board from which the curtains
making the closets are hung there
are two flowered millinery boxes, and
the little bndes-of-the-future are .
taught how to make these orna
mental receptacles for clothes by
covering plain hat boxes with old bits
of wall paper.
The cooking lessons are given in
the kitchen, shown in the illustration.
"I teach them how to make simple
and inexpensive food which is nour-