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BEAUTY WITH BRAINS.
SOME NEW YORK WOMEN WHO ARE BOTH WI8E AND WIN80ME. Write* Books, Second Edit* MARQUISE CLARA LANZA. In selecting half a dozen New York wo men of acknowledged fairness of face and intellectual vigor I thought first of the Marquise Clara Lanza, a well known wo man of the world, the heroine of a romantic marriage and the author of half a dozen clever novels and innumerable book re views and letters on current topics. In a sunny, second story room in one of the bijon residences on the streets running crosswise to the upper portion of Central park I found her. She is a decided blonde. Indeed, her fluffy hair, lying in short, boy ish locks against forehead and neck, could scarcely be a paler yellow, her skin of a more unvarying pallor. She has lovely eyes, of a rare, bluish gray, and regular features, but her charm lies chiefly in the mobility of her expression, her sympathetic, breezy manner and a refreshing lack of affectation. It is much in these days of artistic poseurs to meet a woman as simple and winning as this young matron. QUIRA VASCO. Literature with her is neither a fad nor a makeshift to kill time. There was noth ing of caprice in her appearance or sur roundings. She was seated at a large writing table, as austerely business like as a lawyer who is blessed with a multiplicity of briefs, and quite alone except for a Chinese dog of most alluring ugliness, which "shivered and shook" on a mat at her feet. In this dainty literary den the marquise writes systematically from 10 until 1. For breakfast an egg and a cup of strong coffee are all she finds necessary for the support of an active imagination and a plump, shapely body, but to use her own expression, she "eats all she can get at luncheon." Her last book, "Basil Mor ton's Transgression," is a realistic study of the artistic bohemian side of New York life, daringly handled, and abounding in exquisite pen pictures of chancc bits of city life and coloring. For absolutely flawless beauty few wo men in New York can compare with Quira Vasco, the young society woman who, strictly incog., makes her debut in the fall in the stock company of the Madison Square theatre. Her photograph gives but a meager idea of her tropical, brunette loveliness. Her Greek profile alone will ME. I)E FONTENILLIAT. send the critics' pens traveling ecstatically. As if nature had not been over loving in giving her a face of such bewildering beau ty, she is tall, exquisitely rounded, dis tingue, and graceful as a young palm. Her manner is in keeping with this attractive ensemble, her voice of liquid and pene trating sweetness. Withal she has un doubted talent for the profession she has chosen. This praise iu cold black and white sounds fulsome, whereas it is only the simple trut.li. There was a stir in New York society about a year ago when Mrs. W. K. Van derbilt's sister wedded M. de Fontenilliat, during a holiday in Europe. The marriage, like so many others between American belles and impoverished foreigners, was a failure, and now Mme. Julie de Fonten illiat never sees her whilom husband. She is bent on carving a fortune in the way her talents dircct, and will soon be seen behind the footlights. Dion Boucicault is her master, and he considers her a most prom ising pupil. In delicate comedy Mme. de Fontenilliat is strikingly good. Following the example of most society women who step almost from the drawing room to the stage she will appear in a new play, special ly written for her. She has a character am, Pa per, ml the Others Hope to Achieve Success on the Stage In Various Boles. How They Live and Look. [Copyright by American Press Association.] what artists in fend of calling "type," and theatrical people a "fine alun fMe." A profusion of silky, golden ulr lies in natural waves *11 over her shapely head. Her large, gray eyes meet your own clearly and directly. She ha* strikingly white teeth and good, boldly cut features, which will not become insignificant in the trying glare of the calcium light. Minna Galo first came into prominence in New York as leading lady of the Booth Barrett combination, particularly two win ters ago, when they played the memorable engagement of "Venetian Nights," includ ing only "Othello" and "The Merchant of Venice." She is well born, well bred, well educated, dainty and cultured to her im maculate finger tips. Like Rosalind, she is "more than common tall," but her pro portions are so perfect she does not look her many inches except when she shows a good half head above an actor of medium height. For this reason she wears heolless shoes and flat, wide hats upon the stage. Theatre goers are familiar with her in a copper colored or blonde wig, but in reality she is a pale skinned brunette with straight black hair and deep brown eyes of remark able brilliancy. Her features are delicate and piquant, her smile slightly sarcastic, and on the street she is distinctly a tailor made girl, carrying her small head as proudly poised as the Duchess of Leinster. She lives with her mother and sister in an artistic apartment on Gramercy square, not a stone's throw from the new Players' club. As Shakespeare's heroines she has achieved different degrees of success, but critics have agreed in pronouncing her Des demona ideal and altogether lovely. In the clinging, white crepe gowns and Cenci like turbans, and with an expression of wondering innocence in her large eyes, she MINNA GALE. was so girlishly alluring that one sympa thized fully with poor Othello's tortured cry when, framing her soft face in his brown hands, he moaned: Oh, thou weed, Who art so lovely fair, and smell'st so sweet That the sense aclios at thee—would thou hadst ne'er been born. Nobody needs an introduction to Elita Proctor Otis, amateur actress, member of Sorosis, artistic bohemienne, literatteur, etc. New York knows her challenging dimples well. Here she is as she recently appeared at the Lyceum theatre as Lady Teazle in "Powder and Patch," smiling her merry defiance at Sir Peter. Nothing but praise has followed her when for dif ferent charities she has appeared as the dashing Lady Gay Spanker, Constance in "The Love Chase," or Kate Hardcastle. Managers have been hoping for years to see her enter tho profession, but instead she has become a journalist and her name, as editor, appears upon the cover of the New York Saturday Review, a paper de voted mostly to the doings of society and ELITA PROCTOR OTIS. news of the theatrical world. Her blonde face is decidedly irregular, but she pos sesses a personal magnetism which many classical beauties lack. Merriment follows in her wake. Diablerie lurks in her smile. She is as capricious as a fashionable Paris ienne, and one of the most popular, much talked of women of New York. No ingenue on the stage has a face more soulful, more winning than Anne O'Neill. Her beauty is of the ideal, spiritual order. She has fair hair, with eyes of that peculiar brown filled with shifting, golden lights. Her skin is pale and smooth as a white rose petal, her lips a vivid red. While lunching at the Cafe Savarin recently she made an exquisite study in color. A soft, dark vel vet hat with a shadowy brim shaded her face, a striking contrast to her pale, shin ing hair a smocked, belted waist of red silk suffused her neck and chin with a rosy glow the yellow sunlight stole in a broad band through the window beside which sho sat, and, reflected in a mirror before her, framed her in a circle of light. She is petite and slender, and when in New York 1 ANNIE O'NEILL. lives quietly with her mother in a quiet house on a quiet street up town. The ac- flonpan tying photograph Christian mart shew* her as IM young Christian nvtir tn "The Gladi alor,,T apart she played with Salvini dur ing his last engagement in New York. EVELYN MALCOLM. AN INFANT IN CUSTODY. Whjr Pretty Little Nellie Rudd Is Prisoner. Nellie Rudd is S years old, and a pretty, innocent little child, yet she is an inmate of the Will county jail, at Joliet, Ills., and must remain in custody of the sheriff for some time to come. A trial is pending for her possession between her mother, Kate Nelson, and her foster parents, Mr. and Mrs. Rudd. Nellie was born in the poor house. Three months after that event Miss Nelson signed the baby over to Mr. Van NELLIE RUDD. Arsdale, superintendent of a Chicago foundlings' home. lie in turn transferred his charge to the Rudds, who have raised it thus far and have grown much attached to tho winsome little thing. Nellie's father recently died and left 81,500 to the mother for the benefit of the child. Miss Nelson's first move WHS to abduct Nellie. The foster parents with officers followed the woman to Chicago, thence to Mokena and Utica and back to the poor house, where the child was recovered.' The claim ants then sought the courts. Nellie lay asleep in Mrs. Rudd'e arms wtien the court ordered her into the possession of the sheriff pending the trial. When a deputy sheriff took the child in his arms to carry it to the jail residence both women burst into tears. The foster parent* failed to get an order of court when they adopted the child, relying on the papers signed by both the real mother and Superintendent Van Arsdale. Babies "Hoodooed" by Reporters. "Hoodoo" is a word that is generally thought to have its origin in the African term "voudoo." At any rate, no matter what its genesis, the expression implies the possession of malefic powers. A hoodoo is like one endowed with the evil eye—what ever attracts his attention meets disaster. The latest phase of the hoodoo business has to do with newspaper reporters, more particularly those pencil experts living in Cincinnati. The superintendent of the zoological garden at that place, Mr. Stephen by name, recently asserted in un ambiguous language that the reporters killed babies. He recovered his listeners from their shock of surprise and horror by the supplemental statement that the babies were not human, and that the jour nalistic method was one of indirection. Then he continued: As soon as any of our young animals get writ ten up they die. Look at our giraffe. And when the grizzly bears were born we said not a word about them iu public. One we left with his mother and tho other I took and began to raise on a bottle. One day one of the newspaper men came out and saw the grizzly baby getting its bottle. He wrote it up at length and the little thing couldn't stand it. It died at once. And so when we have more babies out here we will keep them under cover until they get big enough to stand the hoo doo of newspaper publicity. A Physician's Estimate of Quinine. Dr. William B. Clarke, of Indianapolis, Ind., well known as an alienist and author ity on all matters relative to insanity, re cently prepared a paper which he entitled "A Study of Suicide." One paragraph in the article cannot fail to be of general in terest. It is this: I feel confident that a frequent cause of suicide has been generally, if not entirely, overlooked, and so am impelled to utter a word of warning regarding it, viz., the reckless use of quinine, especially its use unauthorized by a physician. Any one who knows the pathogenetic ability of quinine, or rather its ability to cause symptoms or perturbations in the well or nearly well person, especially brain and nerve symptoms, cannot deny that it possesses the power to produce a con dition nearly allied to insanity, if. indeed, it prac tically falls at all short of insanity. In large doses it is a depressant, instead of a stimulant, contrary to the popular belief, and it is the most popular and universal every day amateur remedy. Everybody seems to take it, and for any and every ailment. It is reasonably easy of proof that many insanities, suicides and murders can be traced directly to the ill advised and inordi nate use of quinine. Chicago's New Sub-Treasurer. Uncle Sam is to have a new sub-treasurer at Chicago to look after the piles of money stored in the big government building. His name is Dan iel Dustin. He was born at Topsham, Orange county, Vt., nearly seven ty years ago, and was the seventh in a family of thir teen children. He ad at Dartmouth col lege in 1846, prac ticed medicine four years, and GEN. DANIEL DUSTIX. then went to California, where he divided his time between doctoring, mining and politics until TS5S, when he became a resi dent of Sycamore, Ills. He entered the civil war as a captain of volunteers, and when the contest ended held tho rank of brigadier general. He has been an office holder in DeKalb county, Ills., continu ously since 1865. Well Meant, but Fruitless. Paris sees many peculiar things, but it never before beheld anything projected along the same lines as the recent conven tion of "Christian hearted landlords." The object of the meeting was to discuss what measures should be taken in order to re lieve tho difficulties of poor rent payers. A3 the "Christian hearted landlords" ar rived at no decision, tenants will have to "pay or get out" in the future as in the past. Snow Fighting Prairie Fires. That must have been a novel sight in deed the first Sunday of May iu the great state of Minnesota. Only think of it! An unseasonable snowstorm raging over hun dreds of miles of territory and a thousand preachers and their congregations praying for its continuance. It did continue, and it did its work, for it put out prairie fires that threatened to do immense damage. CHUBCHES OLD AND NEW EVOLUTION IN THE BUILDING OF HOUSES OF WORSHIP. Ik* Place* Where Our Grandfathers At* tended Service Compared with the Edi fices of Today—Tulmage'a New Taber nacle. [Copyright by American Press Association.] FIKST CHURCH, GUILFORD, CONN. The modern church edifice is an evolu tion due to an equally striking evolution in the popular conception of what a church is. The old time meeting house, of which an admirable type is seen in the First church of Guilford, Conn., was a place where the flock met weekly to secure spiritual strengthening. The modern church edi fice is in many instances—the number of which is rapidly increasing—the center for daily, almost hourly, gatherings that have for their object spiritual culture and men tal, physical and social betterment. Our great-grandfathers and our grand* fat IK".--, v.-hen they departed from the sec ond service on the Sabbath, did not expect to enter the sanctuary again for seven days. Our fathers made an advance over this and went to a midweek lecture or prayer meeting. Now there is hardly an evening when some members of the church going family are not present at a gathering in the sacred edifice. For a long time there was no decided de velopment either in church life or archi tecture. Tin3 oblong or square structure, TIIE BROOME STREET TABERNACLE, with its one assembly room, served the necessary purpose adequately: Here and there a church added a smaller apartment for the weekly lecture or prayer meeting, but generally speaking the "plant" con sisted of one room. With the advent of the Sunday school came new needs. Neither utilizing the one room for both services nor the holding of the Sunday school in the basement met the requirements. Then churches began to build chapels, either attached to or de tached from the main building. In these the Sunday schools found homes, as did the prayer meetings, and occasionally provision was made for the pastor's study. But it was not until the realization of the fact came that the church is to be not only the spiritual but the mental, social and physical culture center of influence in the community—and that too every day in the week—that society began to evolve rapidly toward the form found most acceptable to day. Stori/R oom. fiailsr. mauiunu |j!r "•"fT Platform. J~1 lOffiee I Hill. Muting Hall. BASEMENT I'L.VN' BROOME STREET TABER XACLE. Business men questioned the wisdom of putting enormous sums in a "plant" that was only productive one day in the week. •.Others said: Why not have ehurcli par lors where the church family can meet oc casionally? Why make the clergymen travel from a distant parsonage to his work? Why not furnish him a home next door to the church or under its very roof? Why not attract tho young people into the church by innocent games and wholesome reading? Why not (this in city churches surrounded by wage earners) teach the multitude that toil is ennoblingand "clean liness next to Godliness?" In answer to these questions the typical modern church has come. It is built not for show and exclusive use on Sunday, but for every day needs. It has attractive read ing rooms, a gymnasium and baths possi bly, parlors, a kitchen (with pantries) and all the culinary utensils, linen, crockery and table ware necessary to feed a multi tude. Under the same _roof—and if not there then in a parish" house adjoining live the pastor and his assistants. Of course, the great proportion of such churches is to lie found iu the larger cities and towns, and as yet form a very small fraction of the churches of the coun*r«- bnt enough exist to serve pioneers snd landmarks In the evolution of an edifies fitted for the work of the ideal church. In many minor points the modern house of worship differs from the old. Then the preacher occupied a lofty box and preached down at his people. Now he walks out on broad platform, but slightly elevated above his hearers, and talks with them. Then tho choir was usually located in a loft in the gallery behind the congregation. Now singers and organ are placed before the audience, where they can lead in fact as well as in name. Then the pews were private property, to be sold, bartered and bequeathed as a per sonal or family chattel. Architecturally speaking, they were high and square, and uncomfortable. Now they are low, com fortable and so arranged that the occupant of the back row has as satisfactory a view of the preacher ut the one in from. and the pews belong to the churc.i, n"v« the in dividual. Then there was a more or less potent feeling that it was sinful to spend much money in adorning the place of worship. Now the notion prevails that not only is the Lord to be worshiped in "the beauty of holiness," but in the holiness of beauty. Therefore more and more costly become the buildings erected and more and more artistic their external and internal appoints ments. This evolution is not confined to any par ticular locality. There are as fine and ad mirably equipped churches iu the interior and west today as in the east. Chicago, Minneapolis, Denver, St. Louis, Kansas City have buildings that are not surpassed for external beauty and adaptation for modern church life. The First Baptist ooms. Htll W00O. Ltcrur* Room. Plittmvm* FIRST FLOOR FLAX BROOME STREET TABER NACLE. Church of Chicago is a fair example of de velopment along this line in the great west. In the picture and diagram of the lower floors of the Broome Street tabernacle, New York city, are seen the outlines of a building admirably adapted for the work of a modern church among the humbler classes. It was built by the City Mission society a few years ago, at a cost of §140,000. It serves as a home for its piistor it has a large and comfortable auditorium sur rounded by class rooms that can be thrown into the main audience room it has a gym nasium and baths in its basement which are freely used and greatly appreciated by the toilers it has a well stocked library and reading rooms, and inspection of its running schedule shows that at some time each day some part of the church is being used for some good purpose. Still another type of the modern church is to be seen in the new Tabernacle which is to be built for the Rev. T. DeWitt Tal mage, of Brooklyn, N. Y., after plans de signed by J. B. Snook & Sons, of .New York city. Here the demand is for large seating capacity and the utilizat ion of every inch of room. Norman in its style of archi tecture, to cost 8150,000, planned to furnish seats for nearly 5,000 people and standing room for nearly a thousand more, this great church will iu many respects be the most remarkable in the country. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, CHICAGO. Rising above the seats on the body of the floor there will be two galleries with a seat ing capacity of nearly 2,000. At the left of the auditorium on the ground floor there will be a spacious corridor and in the rear foyers, in which those people can stand who are not fortunate enough to obtain seats. On the right there will be a per fectly appointed Sunday school room, sep arated from the main apartment by fold ing doors, which can be thrown open, enlarging the capacity of the auditorium 1,200 seats. The pulpit will be 33 feet in width, elliptical in shape and 15 feet deep. At the left of the pulpit a spacious study for Dr. Talmage has been planned, while elsewhere are lecture rooms, class rooms, parlors and all the modern necessities. The interior of the church in manv re spects will be like that of most modern theatres. The sloping floors, the great double tier of galleries, the boxes at the side of the rostrum, the peculiarly con structed and brilliantly decorated organ and the stage like pulpit will give it that aDDearance. CLINTON AVE. Ve&hhul IllLkliii Corrido V*irbu| Rivet's SuficUtj School ffath-wi*. Surely a great contrast oetween the Guilford "meeting house" of yesterday and the tabernacle of today. GKOBOE P. MOBIUB. THE CLEVELAND-DANA FEUD. How a Reporter Got Mixed lTp in the Quarrel. For the benefit of those who have not followed the details of the latest difference between Grover Cleveland and Charles A. Dana the following summary of the mat ter is presented: Not long ago The New York Sun pub lished a Washington telegram in which it was stated that ex-President Cleveland suf fered from a constant increase of flesh and had been compelled to place himself under medical treatment for the reduction of his avoirdupois. Frederick C. Crawford, a re porter for The World, called on Mr. Cleve land the day of The Sun's publication to secure his state ment regarding the matter. The interview printed by Mr. Crawford created a sensa tion. The ex president was quoted as saying a re things about the editor of The Sun, an a promptly opened lire with a literary gatlinggun. Then F. C. CRAWFORD. W a nounced that its reporter's version of his talk with Mr. Cleveland was inaccurate, and published an explanatory statement from its manager's point of view. Mr. Crawford immediately resigned, and gave to the public through the columns of Frank Leslie's his story of the whole affair. In this he asserts that the ex-president said much more than was printed as coming from him, and used epithets of the most vigorous sort in denouncing Mr. Dana. The language attributed to Mr. Cleveland in cludes such phrases as "senile old liar and thief," and the intimation that the editor of The Sun suffers from paresis. Memory Failed Him on the Rostrum. Judge William H. West has for years been known as the "eloquent blind man of Ohio," and his public utterances long ago established his claim to the title. Although sightless, he gained a rank and reputation of which any one might be proud. Now, in his old age, however, he is called on to endure a great sorrow—the loss of memory. The other night at Pittsburg, Pa., he ap peared before a crowded house to address the Western Theological seminary students and was given an enthusiastic welcome. After an acknowledgment of this compli ment he attempted to begin his prepared address, but found that he could not re member a word. His son was unable to give him the cue, for the manuscript was mislaid. Observing the predicament of the famous old orator, the audience struck up a hymn while the judge tried to recall his address. But the words would not come. Then the organist entertained the people and once more the blind man took the stand, only to fail. He could not even make an off hand talk, as was suggested by the sympathetic audience. Finally his son found the manuscript and read it, while Judge West sat by, the picture of despair. He afterward came forward and explained that such a thing had never be fore occurred to bim. REflDN IS ASSURED. SARATOGA. N. Y.. May 17.—The min isters and elders composing the Presby terian assembly of 1890 were early risers. At 9 o'clock, when the assembly was called to order, every commissioner was in his seat and the galleries were filled with spectators. Nineteen standing committees were announced by the moderator. The report of the special committee to inquire into tlie best means of preventing the liquor traffic in the Congo region was rend, adopted and the committee discharged. The report says that after conference with the proper authorities it was learned that the rela tions between the United States and the authorities at Brussels concerning the Congo region were of such a delicate nature that the United States could not take the initiatory in the attempt to abolish the trade. Majority for Revision. The clerk reported that on the general question of revision 18:2 presbyteries had answered in the affirmative. 06 in the negative, declined to answer, and 8 had not yet reported. A committee of five was appointed to canvass the an swers to the overtures, as follows: Dr. Francis L. Patton. of Princeton college: Dr. H. M. McCracken. of New York: J. D. Thornton, San Francisco: Maurice D. Edwards, St. Paul, and R. P. Shank lin, of Indianapolis. Adverse to a Publishing Ilonse. The special committee on the board of publication reported against the pur chase of a complete publishing outfit. Its report alleges great extravagance in the matter of publishing books. It rec ommends tlie appointment, of three addi tional members of the board, who shall be elders residing in different synods. The board of publication business com mittee offered an adverse report on tlie same subject. Both reports were re ceived and referred to the standing com mittee on publication. A report on missionary work iu the United States army and navy was read and adopted. The report of the committee on minis ters showed over Eleven Hundred Vacant Clin relies. Three lraudred and seventeen churches have been disbanded during the past live years. The committee reported in favor of reducing the standard of educational qualification find of magnifying the du ties of the ministry. "The hoie of our cliurcli is not in theological education bnt in the religious instruction of the family.'' The report was received, or dered printed and referred for consider ation Monday afternoon. Presbyterian Church South* ASHEVILLE. N. C., May 17.—Tlie gen eral Southern assembly of the Presby terian church opened here.with K!0 com missioners present. The commissioners were tendered a reception in the even ing, Governor Fowle delivering an ad dress of welcome. The big coal strike in Yorkshire, England, involves the idleness of 380,000 miners. Au eojial number of workers in other trades are also unemployed BE a consequent of the dif ficult V-