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NO CHEAP MUSIC
Anti-Allenites Refuse Any Responsibility in Re duction of Bergen Baptist Choir. WILL NOT G3 TO QUARTERLY SESSION Rumor That Rev. J. C. Allen’s Friends May Succeed in Retaining Him Until bummer. The foes of the Rev. J. C.’ Allen of the | Bergen Baptist Church, have adopted a plan to cast aii the responsibility of the churcn on the pastor s supporters at the quarterly sessiou to be held. Weunesday liigiiL in the chapel. it is the intention of the anti-Allenites to remain away from the meeting. None or uie oilicers oppused to tne pastor will taxe part. The policy is to be pursued lor numerous reasons. Tpe main one per haps is because oi the question of tne music appropriation for tne year begin ning oone i. Those wno now nandle this part of tne churcn work say that an ef fort is being put forth by the pastor 3 frienus to reuuce the music appropriation from ^i,uuu to naif that sum, and that the pastor is behind the scheme. sjr. Dossert, the organist, resigned, an ticipating the approaching climax. The Music Committee will leave the matter entirely in tile lianas of the congregation. The AliemifcS are in the majority, al most two to one, and the result of con troverted questions can readily be rea soned out. Should the music money be cut down there is every indication of fur ther trouble. This committee will resign rather.than shotuder the responsibility of furnishing cheap music. All this work win be cast on the pastor’s friends. These j church committees are appointed by the joint church board. Of the twelve mem bers antagonistic to Mr. Allen, none will act on the music Committee under a re duced figure. There are five who favor the pas.ur and is is possible than twro of tnese wni be xorced to do the work on a cheap basis. The question of selecting a Pulpit Com mittee to supply pastors until Mr. Al len’s successor is secured after April 1, may also be a source of much trouble. A story comes from the camp of the pas tor’s enemies that a committee is to be se lected which will favor the pastor. Fur ther, that Mr. Allen may be retained until the summer by this committee. The pros pect of such action has caused much un easiness among Mr. Allen’s foes. Various rumors are afloat regarding res ignations and the withdrawal of subscrip tions in- the event of a move of that na ture. The names of many could be men tioned who will cease subscribing if Mr. Alien is retained. They are firm in their resolves. It is also likely that the matter relative tb the use of the church for a farewell re ception to the pastor on March 2S, wrill also be taken up. If so the church will undoubtedly be given over. It was not supposed at first that the congregation would take up the matter over the head of the church board. ADOPTED DAUGHTERS DANCE. Ball of Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen Held Last Night. The Adopted Daughter Dodge, No. %, Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen, held its nineteenth annual ball and reception last nig'ht. The affair took place at Co lumbia Hall, Ocean and Cator avenues. A large crowd attended and enjoyed everything thoroughly. The floor was in excellent condition, and everyone being In good humor nothing was left to be de sired. The grand march for supper was led by Mr. ar.d Mrs. F. L. Bradbury. They were followed by fully two hundred. Among those present were:—James Dono'hue, Mr. and 'Mis. J. Walker, Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Fairchilds, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Jacobs, Mr. and Mrs. J. Gordon, F. Dunnery, Miss F. McGuigan, Mr. and Mrs. Beggs, W. W. Ford, Mr. and Mrs. William Barclay, E. Wright, M. Broidy, E. Schenck, Joseph Dunn, Miss Ella Russell, Mr. and Mrs. Cummings, Mr. and Mrs. F. Howard, Mrs. W. P. Garabant, Mrs. Lockwood, Miss Lockwood, Miss Carrie Smith, Miss May Bender, Mi6s Virginia Bender, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Ryerson, Thomas Toomey, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Martin, Mr. and Mrs. F| Howard, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Rue, Mr. and Mrs. J. Keenan, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Barry, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Davies, Mr. and Mrs. E. 'M. McMahon, Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Bradbury, Mr. and Mrs. T. Keal, Mr. and Mrs. L. Rausch, Mr. and Mrs. R. Harvey, Mr. and Mrs. F. Van Arsdale. Mrs. L. Bunker. Mrs. T. Mooney, W. P. Swing, James Reilly, Joseph Duffy, Miss Mamie Duffy. Miss Annie Duffy, Miss Conway, Louis Meyer, Sr.. Mr. and Mrs. Louis Meyer, Jr„ P: G. Sullivan, George Roberts, L. C. Eastmond, B. Twebel, J. J. Chevelier, E. H. Baldwin, William T. Bartlett, Charles Palmer. JQB pr\OT!> LETTER HEADS. ^ BUSINESS CARDS. BILL HEADS. r-,. ENVELOPES. O CIRCULARS. <3ook Work LAW ERHFS. PAMPHLETS. FIRS! SILL AND EARLY Young People Give a De lightful Dance at Phil lip’s Hall. The first of a series of assembly sub scription dances, which are to take the place of the “small and earlies,” was held last evening in Phillips Hall, Ber gen avenue. Like previous similar events last night's function was well attended and a briliant success. Contrary to the usual custom, the dance began long before nine o’clock. There were many out of town persons present, and these expressed admiration for the excellent manner in which last night’s dance was given. A light collation was served about midnight. These were the patronesses:—Mrs. Charles C. Black, Mrs. Nathan W. Can did, Mrs. Henry V. Condict, 'Mrs. Jona than Dixon, Mrs. Robert M. Jarvis, Mrs. Everet B. Kiersted, Mrs. Flavel McGe6, Mrs. John S. McMaster, Mrs. Andrew J. Post, Mrs. Linsiey Rowe, Mrs. Walter Rae, Mrs. Vincent R. Schneck, Mrs. Wiiliam V. Tolley,' Mrs. S. D. Tompkins and Mrs. John J. Vooihees. Among those present were:—'Mr. and Mrs. Anness, Miss Bertha Anness, Miss Gertrude Bonham, Miss Barracio, Miss Edna Bumsteo, Miss Hazel Clark, Miss Elizabeth Dixon, Miss Laura Dixon, Miss Helen Dixon, Miss Julia Fouche, the Misses Finley, Montclair; Mr. and Mrs. Oscar L. Gubeiman, Miss Bessie Hinds, Air. and Airs. John Headden, third, Aliss Ida Jarvis, Miss Anna Koonz, Aliss Lillian Morrow, Aliss Julia F. R. AicGee, Mr. and Airs. George McLaugnlin, Miss Eva Neise, Aliss Irma Pyle, Aliss Post, Aliss Aiargaret Post, Mies Bessie Perry, Miss Percy, Aliss Helen Rae, Miss Agnes Rowe, Miss Alice Scott, Aliss Grace Tof fey, Miss Edna Toffey, Miss Edith Tof fey, Muss Vera Vander Yoort, Miss Adeie White, Aliss Bessie White, Miss Adelaide Willets, Harry Ames, Edgar Bradley, •Henry Brown, Alfred Bumsied, George Burrows, Eugene Batchelar, Pierre Cook, William Cook, New York, Walter Egar, •xviUiioiu lunright, Air. Eaton, of Prince ton, Chauncey V. Everitt, William Fields, Edwrard Ferris, Leonard Ferris, Ned Ferris, of New York, Clarence Harm stead, Rooert M. Jarvis, Jr., Harold A. Koonz, William Klump, Hovey Low, Air. Laige, of Princeton, VVeymer Alms, Waiter McDermott, Edward T. AicLaugii lin, Eugene Newkirk, James Pyle, Duaiey D. F. Parker, Raij)h H. Perry, William Post, Robert Post, Wallace Pyle, Will- i iam Reid, Charles Ridgway, P. Schenok, i Vreeland Tompkins, Haviian-d Tompkins, Alarmaduke Tiiden, James Vredenburgh, John J. Voorhees, Jr., Augusta Wieden mayer, Sidney W allace, Frank B. Hague. This committee was in charge:—Miss Helen Rae, Miss Julia F. R. McGee and Mr. Haviland Tompkins. LADIES’AFTERNOON EUCHRE Delightfully Entertained Yes terday t,y Mrs. Avery rteady of Kensington Ave nue. Mrs. Avery Ready, of No. 42 Kensing ton avenue, was assisted in ertertaimng tne Radies’ Afternoon Euchre Cl(Ub by Mrs. William H. Mattocks yesterday at her home, where there was the usual good attendance and a large number of special guests, among whom were Mrs. Johna than Dixon, Mrs. Frank Vanderbeek, Mrs. Frank Pearson, Mrs. Walter Jones, Mrs. Oliver Hazard Perry, Miss Pitcher, Miss Ready, Mrs. Joel Brown, Mrs. Elias Sis son of Tennafly, Miss Ciara Wilkinson, Miss Douise Wilkinson, Mrs. Coyne, Mrs. Charies Dickson, Mrs. Bogardus and Mrs. Anderson. Prizes were won by Mrs. Meeker, of Orange; Mrs. Edward Clark, Mrs. Howard Bumsted, and guest prizes by Mrs. Johna than Dixon and Mrs. Walter Jones. This club win continue p.uy.ng enough Lent, and the next meeting will be held Friday afternoon, March 1, at the resi dence of Mrs: Howard Bumsted on Lex ington avenue. Among the club members are Mrs. T. G. Hinds, Mrs. Arthur Soper, Miss May Bishop, Mrs. Clarence Detwiiler, Mrs. E. T. McLaughlin, Mrs. E. B. Kiersted, Mrs. Elliot Butler, Mrs. Daniel Bowley, Mrs. Howard Bumsted, Mrs. Edward Clark, Mrs. George Bowley, Mrs. John McLaugh lin, Mrs. Avery Ready, Mrs. Arthur Brig ham, Mrs. William Mattocks, Mrs. Elgin McBurney, Miss Sherwood, Mrs. J. D. Be dle, Mrs. John Headden, 3d, Mrs. Earl Lusk, Mrs. J. H. Sloan, Mrs. Merker, Mrs. T. H. Williams, Mrs. J. H. Wells, and Mrs. Warren Dixon. DECKER ASSOCIATION FAIR. Mr. Robert Davis Welcomed by Re publican Friends. Mr. Robert Davis visited the fair of the George M. Decker Republican Association last night in company with Thomas J. Fallon. He was besieged by the young iau.es anu 'buiconiioied from the very stare. Mr. Davis was introduced by Mr. Decker, and visited every table and booth in the place. He spent a large sum on various articles and chances. All the members were very glad to see the leader of the Democratic forces. Mr. Davis said he was glad that he ac cepted the association’s invitation to at tend. He did not get a Chance to make a speech, although a great many desired to hear him. The City Collector did not leave, the fair until after midnight. He became interested in a 6huffleboard game. The second night of the fair was more successful than the opening night. The receipts were $141, against $9G of the night before. Tonight the fair closes. Every member hopes to see the receipts reach the $500 mark. Any articles remaining will be auctioned. Everything must be disposed of. A feature of the fair is the dinner. A menu with ten courses was served yes terday. For tonight an excellent meal is announced. Mrs. William McConnekin is at the head of this department. The cooking is excellent, and the meais well served. PERSONAL. Mr. X. E. Hulshizer, of the Title Guar antee and Trust Co., has been coniined to his home for several days with a severe coid. Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Seaton-Lasceiles, of Wolverhampton, England, are guests of Mrs. Arthur Weems, of Bergen ave nue. Mr. Henry W. Devitt, of this city, left town yesterday for New Orleans, where he will remain over the Maidi Gras cele bration. IAND CATARRH Peruna is a Sure Cure. A Most Excellent Family Remedy. MR. HARRY M. STEVENS, MIDLAND BEACH, L. I. Mr.Harry M. Stevens,Midland Beach, L. I., New York, proprietor of “The Richmond” Hotel says of Peruna: “It gives me pleasure to testify to the value of Peruna, I have used it for years and have found it to be a most excellent family remedy. For colds, catarrh and similar ills, it is unsurpassed. ” Mrs. C. E. Long, box 214, Atwood, Colorado, in a recent letter to Dr. Hart man, says the following: “We can never thank you enough for the change you have made in our little one’s health. Before she began taking your Peruna and rock candy she suf fered everything in the way of coughs, colds and croup, but now she has been taking your medicine a month, not quite one bottle full, and she is as well and strong as she has ever been in her life. Has not had the eroup once since she began taking it, and when she has a little cold a few doses of Peruna fixes her out all right.” Mrs Nellie Courter, 14 Center avenuea MiSS HINDS’S EUCHRE. . Second in Series Given Last Evening When Mrs. Hinds Assists. Miss Lela Hinds gave the second and last of her series of euchres last evening at her home, No. 316 Bergen avenue. As on Thursday afternoon her mother, Mrs. Thomas Hinds, assisted in receiving the guests. The house decorations, too, were much the same, pink predominating, and palms, carnations and roses being scattered in sweet artistic profusion about the draw ing rooms. There were about seventy guests present, and handsome prizes were awarded at the conclusion of the game, during which Van Baar’s orchestra ren dered sweet, soft music. Supper was served by Maresi, the table decorations consisting of pink shaded candelabra and pink confections. Among the guests were:—Mr. and Mrs. Robert Elliot, Mr. and Mrs. George Smith, Mr. and Mrs. William Bumsted, Mr. and Mrs. B. D. Craig, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Vanderbeek, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. H. V. Con duit, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Earl of New York, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Case of New York, Mr. and Mrs. John Wahl Queen, Mr. and Mrs. Jennings, Miss Louise M. Edge, Mr. Nelson J. H. Edge, Mr. Wesley Negus, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Calvin Stimets, Mr. and Mrs. David Bishop, Mr. and Mrs. Record, Mr. and Mrs. A. I. Drayton, Mr. and Mrs. F. Eveleth, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Williams, Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Perry, Mr. and Mrs. George-Per kins, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Frank Stevens, Mr. J. E. Hulshizer, Mr. and.Mrs. Lynn, Mr. and Mrs. Livingston Gifford, Mr. and Mrs. Clarke, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Crouse, Mr. and Mrs. Willard Fisk, Mr. and Mrs. John ' Headden, Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Jenkin, Mr. and Mrs. James B. Pond, Mr. and Mrs. John Menagh, Dr. and Mrs. Culver, Dr. and Mrs. George Wilkinson, Mr. and Mrs. Johns McMaster, Dr. and Mrs. Crop per, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Black. ST. ALOYSIUS EUCHRE. Handsome Prizes Awarded Lucky W inners. Another successful euchre and dance was given last evening by the Ladies' Auxiliary of St. Aloysius's Catholic Church on the W<;st Side. There were about two hundred players. The usual games were played and Free holder James Billington announced these winners:—Eugene Sullivan, clock; Miss Stella Goughian, chair; Thomas J. Ryan, clock; Miss Stoveken, lamp; Ed ward Henry, pitcher; L. Billington, stool; •J: Burke, sugar bowl; E. Dennin, wine set; J. F. Woodmencey, lace handker chief; John J. Ryan, vase; Thomas Con nor, pitcher; P. Connor, table; J. Nevins, A. Burke, cracker jar; L. Scully, mirror; Thomas J. Heavens, picture; Mrs. T. Kennedy, vase; William Gill, vases; Miss Edwards, plant; Miss N. Flynn, bux at theatre; A. Gregory,plaque; David Ruche, spoon holder; Miss Patten, cream tray; Lawrence Walsh, bath robe; Mrs. Harley, plate; Mrs. Dippiseh, plate; W. B. Soner, cigar set, and Miss Kopp, berry dish. Dancing followed the serving of re freshments. The majority of the prizes were donated. THE WINTER CARNIVAL. Pretty Fancy Dance at Cresoent Hall Last Night. The annual winter carnival of the Cre scent Hall Dancing Class, took place last evening. The programme was one of the best given by the members of the class. Graceful movements characterized the en tire performance. The hall was crowded with relatives of those who took part. Miss Gertrude Van Keuren and Alaster Edward Heppenheimer led the mar in which two dozen young people partici pated. Then followed exhibition® .of waltzing and the two-step. The Gypsy dance was a pretty number. These took part:—Helen Snyder, Edith Thorn, Alice Gaffney, Muriel Lockwood, Oiice Haas, Florence Slack, Mabel Luyster, Hazel Morse. • Miss Iremz McClosky and Master Harold Bergen gave a clever exhibition, of the Highland Fling and the military polka followed. Miss Matilda Young and Pierey Newkirk gave the sailor’s hornpipe. The skipping rope dance was a novel number.' Miss Isabel Thorn and Miss Maysie Hay ford were the principals. Each number was warmly applauded, not a mistake was noticeable during the | entire performance. Dancing followed. PARLIAMENTARY LAW GLASS Formed Yesterday by Mrs. Marvin in Hasbrouck Institute. A class for the study of parliamentary law has at last been formed. It began yesterday afternoon with six or eight ladies in Hasbrouck Institute, but the small attendance was no doubt owing to t'he large number of social affairs going on all over the city at the same time, as about twenty-five ladies have already given their names to -Mrs. Marvin for enrollment on the membership list. Although at first it was planned to have a regular first class instructor for this class, that idea has been dropped for the present, and the study will commence on a smaller scale, Mrs. Susan Marvin act ing as chairman. Reed’s Manual will be used as a text book, and meetings will be conducted for practice. Motions will be made, seconded and discussed with every intention of getting into a “tie up,” in order to get out again. The number yesterday was too small to do’ very much ini the way of unravelling parliamentary knots, and there seemed to be a sort of 'timidity among those present in putting or objecting to motions, Which, however, will doubtless be overcome when there Is a sufficient number present for a good lively discussion. The next meeting will be held in room No. 1, Hasbrouck Institute, on Friday afternoon, March 1. These meetings are free and are not confined to club mem bers. Among those who have banded In their names for enrollment are:—Mrs. Hughes, Mrs. J. C. Parsons. Mrs. Brice Collard, Miss Francis Corbett. Mrs. R. T. Boyd, Mrs. A. J. Newbury, Mrs. Spencer Weart, Mrs. Samuel Allison, Mrs. B. K. Curtis, Miss Louise M. Edge, Mrs. J. A. Dear, Mrs. James Edwards, Mrs. Isben Scott, Mrs. Otto Crouse, Mrs. J. M. C. Thomas, Mrs. Charles Black, Mrs. George R. Hough. Mrs. Harriet Sibley Ward, Mrs. John Sidney Adams, Miss J. M. Lewis. Increased c or use runner Coat. The increased use and abuse of the dinner coat, or Tuxedo, as it is generally called, are very noticeable in New York this season, according to an authority on men’s fashions. Several nights ago in one of the most fashionable hotels in New York at least three men out of five wore dinner coats, not in the cafe, but in the ladies’ dining room and in the halls with parties of ladies. When this coat was introduced some years ago, it was not intended as a full dress garment. It was a compromise. The Tuxedo might be worn appropriately for all stag affairs and at informal din ners. On these occasions it should be worn with a black waistcoat and a black tie. A derby hat is the proper headdress with a Tuxedo. The cus tom of making the Tuxedo more of a dress eoat has been growing. At least half of the men noticed the other night wore white ties and white waistcoats with their- short coats and not a few of them wore opera hats. Novel Place* for Women. Three important London clubs have handed over the domestic details of their clubhouses to the management of women. It is said that in the few months of tfeeir administration of af fairs the general expenditure has been greatly decreased and that they not only have made the coffee rooms pay their expenses after feeding all the club servants, but have found a bal ance. A member of a business bouse that employs women in responsible places says: “Women are less gullible than men and are less afraid of saying what they really think. The average man hates making a fuss and would rather let things go as they are than in cur enmity by trying to change them.” It is said also that one of the largest omnibus companies, in London is man aged by a woman, who selects, en gages. dismisserf^nd pays all drivers and conductors. Several large hospi tals in Paris. Berlin. Vienna and Am sterdam are under the entire control of women, Norwalk, Conn., writes: “Peruna has done wonders for my boy. I cannot praise it enough. I think it is the best medicine on earth ; let me tell you why I think so : My son has been afflicted with catarrh since he was a baby fire months old, so that for years I had to watch him all night long, and keep his month open so he could breathe, as he could not breathe through his nose. He has always been very delicate. “Since he commenced taking the Pe runa 1 can go to bed and sleep all night. He ean breathe through his nose any way he lies, and all that hawking and spitting is gone. My boy is as well today as when he left off taking it, and he only took one bottle.” T. T. Lienallen, a prominent young lawyer of Washington, D. C., and broth er of YV. G. Lien alien, in the U.S. document room, has taken Peruna for catarrh and speaks of its ef ficacy in the fol lowing words. Mr.Lienallen Bays: “I am happy to write you that I am cured of what I thought, as well T. T. Lienallen. as my doctors, an everlasting case of catarrh, and take pleasure in saying that Peruna has done it all.” Any one who wishes perfect health must be entirely free from catarrh. Catarrh Is well-nigh uni versal; almost omnipresent. Pe runa is the only absolute safe guard known. A cold is the be ginning of catarrh. To prevent colds, to cure colds, is to cheat ca tarrh out of its victims. Peruna not only cures catarrh, but pre vents it. Every household should be supplied with this great rem edy for coughs, colds, etc. Address The Peruna Medicine Co, Columbus, Ohio, for a free book on catarrh. LOTS TO BE SEENJN THE MOON Farmer Tells What He Saw Through Judge Knapp’s Telescope. After Justice Manning M. Knapp died his executors found among his personal property a valuable collection of instru ments used by him in his favorite study of astronomy. The judge was never so • happy as when he was peering through I u telescope at the planets and discussing “declination,” “right ascension,” “ob servation,” “transits” and covering sheets ! of paper with figures as to the distances : and probable weight of the heaveniy ! bodies.. I His executors, Mrs. Dr. Malleson of ; New York and Mr. Rufus Storm of Hack j ensack, puzzled to know what to do with the telescopes and things, consulted Mr. Henry Harrison of No. 165 Clinton avenue, this city, who is a recognized authority on matters astronomical, wno undertooK to sell them. One of the telescopes he dis posed ol to a man named Bo Crosby, re siding in Verne, Mich. Crosby is a far mer and takes a great interest in astron omy. He was so delighted with the in strument that he sent a letter to Mr. Harrison describing in verse what he saw when he took a peep at the moon. The lines were as follows:— II “To Professor Henry Harrison, of Jersey City, through whose kindly as sistance I have been able to procure a long wished for telescope, the follow I ing hastily written verses are respeer I fully dedicated. PO. CROSBY. “WHAT I SAW THROUGH THE TELESCOPE. “I saw the bright and silvery moon, That ’round our planet sails; Transformed into a rugged world With mountain peaks and vales; I saw a thousand craters there, Volcanos cold and dead; Copernicus so drear and bare The Lunar giants led. “Upon the verge his helmet gleamed, And dared the eastern gloom; A litting monument he seemed, To mark a planet’s tomb; 'Dead world, how stiil and pale you look,’ No life can any trace. E’en In the warmest sheltered nook Upon thy wrinkled l'aoe. “I saw the gently swelling plain Of ancient ocean bed; And there I seemed to read again. The sign that all was dead; I saw up there in dreary way, pur destiny unfurled; I saw—all signs appear to say— The future of the world. “Yet moon, upon thy visage cold No tears of anguish flow. No selfish, greedy fight for gold Nor pomp nor idle show; And 'tis a pleasure thus to know That though thy plains are bare. That" though thy vales are cold as snow, There are no sorrows there.” Grace Ilonui., -11.11.0 Uneen.” Miss Grace Howard, “The Cattle Queen of South Dakota,” who was mar ried the other day to the superintend ent of her ranch, is well known in New York, being the daughter of Joseph Howard, Jr., and the niece by marriage of General Horatio G. King. Miss Howard went to Dakota in 1887 and established a mission school for Indi ans on the Crow, Creek and Winnebago reservation. The school was named the Grace mission in honor of her. Aft er two years the school was made a government contract school. In secur ing the means to enlarge the school Miss Howard made several trips to Washington, where she became well known in official and social life. Miss Howard’s contract with the govern ment expired in 1897. Early in that' year she decided to withdraw from the management of the institution and to go into the cattle business. The gov ernment paid her a fair price for the school, and with the money so obtained she bought* a ranch near Chamberlain. S. D. The venture succeeded, and Miss Howard became known as a “cat tle queen.’.’ In the Grace mission when Miss Howard was running it was a young man who had given up farming to be come a teacher there. When Miss Howard bought her ranch, she took this young man along as her manager His tame is Joseph Manore. and Miss Howard has become Mrs. Manore. So there is. a rqr"r,nM-- ’’ •-* gf the west Span'sh Bn’I Ring. The average rent of a Spanish bul ring is $6,550. There are 99 In all. Sn Woman’s World. “Lately I have become dissatisfied with so many people,” the younger woman was saying, ‘‘that I am almost afraid I am a pessimist. I meet women with whom I am charmed and cultivate their ac quaintance, only to find in a short time that there is something about this one that I do not like and another thing about that one, until I am not only displeased with them, but with myself. It seems to me that I must be disagreeably critical and fastidious. I think I can count the people—the women whom 1 care to call j my friends—upon my fingers.” ‘‘And if they would cover the ten fingers of your two hands I should say you were j cosmopolitan in your tastes,” replied the older woman with decision. “I find that as I grow older the word friendship means more and more to me, and I be- , come more and more fastidious, as you call it.” “But it is not that alone,” went on the younger woman, almost hesitatingly, ‘‘when I like a woman very much and ( then become disappointed in her I dislike her almost in proportion to my liking hex in the first place. It seems such an un pleasant disposition. I am sure you can't understand it.” “Yes, I can, exactly,” said the older woman. “You are only learning what aii 1 of us have to learn in time, that the peo ple who make the real and satisfactory friends are hard to find. You try to make friends of people who would be agreeable to you as acquaintances. You have admit ted them too rar into your inner reserve and are proportionately displeased when you find that they strike wrong chords. One can have acquaintances galore and it is very pleasant to have them, bui friends? Ah, that is a different matter. Did you ever hear the story of the Frenchman and the lady with whom he was enamoured? >He asked her to marry him, but she refused. ‘I cannot marry you,' she said, ‘but 1 will be your friend.' “ ‘My friend? No,’ answered the French man; ‘I love you and I wouiu. marry you; but my friend? No, I do not know you well enough.’ I am more and more im pressed every year with the difficulty and almost impossibility of making real friends. The trouble is we are ail human. We begin with warm and enthusiastic friendships when we were young, and ex pect perfection in the chosen ones. Then if we find them wanting in the slightest thing we accuse them of wanting in ' all and linaily give them up altogether. And gradually and with heavy hearts we find that the lists of our friends have become attenuated. By that time, however, we may have learned one lesson, how very human we all are, and if we can reinstate some of our old friends, taking them for the good that is in them, tolerating the bad, knowing that they must do the sann» with us, why, we are doing well. Above all, we should make acquaintances serve a long apprenticeship before we admit them to the inner sanctum. You have made the mistake of not doing this. Friends are rare jewels that cannot be found on every corner. You dislike people because you stand in a false relation to to them. It is a more simple matter to bring an acquaintance to a stage of in timacy than to get her back to the nor mal footing. You like these women, but you always add in your thoughts—there is a little barrier that prevents an absolute liking.” “Yes,” that is just it,” exclaimed the younger woman, eagerly; “the only thing is, 1 should be ashamed to confess some of the small things that prejudiced me against people; little habits of theirs, and perhaps a practice of gossiping^about other people, which make me feel that my turn will come at the first opportun ity. Do you believe that every woman tells the most secret and sacred thing she knows about other women?” “Oh, my dear,” said the other woman. “I do not know, I cannot tell. I have known some dear women whom I would trust sooner than I would myself, and 1 have knowm many others who will tell ■ the most intimate secrets of their friends’ lives.” “But isn’t there some rule for guidance in choosing friends or the people with whom we will be more or less intimate?” asked the young woman, after a pause. . “That is a very large question,” replied her friend, thoughtfully, “and one that must be answered individually; but I can' tell you a rule which I have discovered for myself. You have always found that the rock upon which your intimates have foundered has been made up of compara tively small things, haven’t you?” “Yes, indeed,” answered the young woman eagerly; “and that is why I have been so much annoyed with myself. There have never been great moral or mental problems, it has always been some small thing, some little lack of refinement—” “Ah, that is it,” broke in the other woman. “Refinement; there you have it all in a nutshell. That is the rule by which I gauge the women with whom I desire some degree of mtimate acquaint ance. True refinement is more than su perficial. You may know brilliant and charming women, but be sure that the one whom you do take for a -friend is thoroughly refined, and while we may never hope for perfection, such a woman will not be disappointing as a friend. ’ * Here are directions for attending a fashionable afternoon tea:— You leave your card on the table in the hall and do not give it to any one unless the maid servant or man servant who opens the door presents a card tray to you, in which case you simply put your card on it. In these days, when it is the fashion to announce the guest, the name is more often read from the card that is given, and in that way is announced cor rectly. No, you will not be presented to the ladies who receive, for the entertaining at recept.ons now Us very forma'.. In the case of a debutante the hostess introduces the guests to her daughter, or, in the case of a tea given to some personage,, that personage will stand by the hostess and be introduced to the guests as they arrive; but the general rule is simply to speak to your hostess as you enter and then move on to make room for the next guest. You will not have any one probably to ask you to go into the refreshment room, for it Is expected that you will go in there of your own accord, and, if there are any ladies in charge, of the table, they should ask you if you will have tea or coffee or any refreshments, but at a formal recep tion now there le generally a man servant, * I who will ask you what you will have. i it is not' necessary to say good-by to your hostess, especially if there are a lot of people arriving at the time you leave, but, if she is standing alone and you wish to have a few words with her before leav ing, you can take that opportunity to speak to her. You should call afterward, if it is con/enient, but it is not absolutely necessary to do so. Your having been present at the recep tion and leaving a card implies that you have already called at the house; but it is expected, when jmu in your turn enter tain, that you will invite the people from whom you have received cards. The feminine propensity for borrowing 1 trouble is very much in evidence just now, wnen the grip bend is abroad in the land. I ooes Mademoiselle come down with a iieauadhe in me morning, she instantly .eeis a cheerful certainty that she is a nctim and prepares 'herself for a siege. she stays in her own room at luncheon Lime and feasts off toast and tea, with a few Malaga grapes and bonbons thrown ■n for good measure. By dinner time she’s oonva.escent and able to go to the theatre fnat night. The next morning the distressing symp toms appear again, and are got under control only in time to allow her to go to a friend’s "at home.’’ When the disease does finally put in an appearance, however, it's a prostrate and very miserable young woman who groans in the secrecy of her boudoir and doesn't care a whit though pinner and dance pass without her presence. There are a great many false starts on the part of imaginative ones sometimes, though, i before this period is reached. And the doctors! Well, certain detrac- I tors say that they have grip on the brain; 1 Lhat a certain number of the profession, being called in haste to a patient, did not stop to diagnose the disease at all, but ordered grip remedies beiore the young woman could tell him she had sprained her ankie. The writer doesn't vouch for Lhis story, but she has it from excellent authority. Perhaps we’ll recover from this frenzy after awhile and go on having measles and* whooping cough and pleurisy with monotonous regularity; but just now nothing is considered anything that isn’t based on that imported and very unplea sant ailment, the influenza. • * In all countries and in all ages women seem to have inherited a love for precious stones, and it is no wonder that these gems are popularly supposed to exercise some subtle magnetism that influences natures. This inherent passion may ac count in a measure for the recent craze for some mascotic jewel, a survival of mediaeval superstition. Upon impression able people certain gems appear to wield a potent influence. Who has not listened to weird tales of some heirloom talisman, which, when lost or stolen, presaged the ruin of a noble nouse? A person with a vivid imagina tion might even believe in the theory of the Pythagoreans, who formulated the doctrine that inanimate things are endow ed with souls. Certain evolutionists of today trace the origin of man back to stones, asserting that in their adamantine oosoms they contain the all-pervading es sence of spirit, and that the! spark emit ted from their crystalline hearts is the revelation of the imprisoned soul within. From time immemorial jewels have served as propitiatory offerings at holy shrines, as token of amity from on© crowned head to another, as mystic mes sengers of affection between distant friends, as pledges of constancy exchang ed between plighted lovers. Men have bled and died, kingdoms have crumbled, families have been rent asunder, husband and wife parted over the disputed pos session of some coveted jewel. Perhaps poor Marie Antoinette, of ill starred mem ory, might have kept her pretty head upon her shoulders had it not been for the unfortunate affair of the diamond necklace. Women, in all ages have suc cumbed to the temptation of gems. Faust bartered his soul for the love of a woman. * * * “The prediction so often made of late years that women, by usurping men's piaces in the industrial worid, wou.d sooner or later lose their own place in domestic service,” said a housekeeper in "Table Talk,” "seems to have been ful nlied in Chicago, where scarcity and in eompetency of female servants have at ,ast lorcea housekeepers to employ men •as cooks and iaunarymen. "Everywhere the 'want situations’ col umns of the daily papers axe full 'of men's advertisements lor domestic employment, and the new departure seems to be giving general satisfaction to ail concerned. Housekeepers say that the men are re spectful, obliging and capable. They learn quickly, work hard and never com Piain that they have too much to do. The men say that the labor unions, strikes and reduced wages have made liv ing more and more diiiicuit and that they lind housework easy and remunerative. Distance from the central part of town has no lerrors1 for them, and from $16 to $18 a month, clear of expenses, strikes them as a fairly good income. “The distaste for serving in a menial ca pacity does not afflict men as it does women, nor do the former object to liv eries as a badge of servitude. "It is a fact tnat wherever men, Chinese or white, have estabiisned themselves in domestic service tne women have been completely driven out. This does not mean that men work for le.-s money. They do not. A good Chinaman lor gen erai housework, a 'makee everything man, as ue expresses it, aiways demand. trom $nu to a month on the Pacilic Coast, Idaho and Jloiituna, while girls in Lue same p.aces arc paid from $11 to $18. • * • The paper wedding, the first anniver sary of a wedding day, is occasionally ob served among a group of young folk, wh turn it into a merry making. They com adorned with grotesque paper caps ex tracted from motto crackers and some times in entire costumes evoived from gorgeous crepe pajger. The paper wed ding offers an excellent chance for a mas querade party, when paper of all sorts may be utilized,, from pert, pretty Yum Yunt with a Japanese parasol to a frolic some youlh representing the yelolw kid. There is the greatest latitude when it comes to gifts, says “Good Housekeep ing." The offering may be a dainty bos of stationery or a book In the most ar tistic of bindings. For table decorations paper can be used lavishly, with paper table napkins .and even one of these beau tiful tablecloths in paper which can be found in Japanese stores. Globes for gas and electricity, or lamps, can revel for that one night in wonderful paper shades, and where an artistic taste would de mand flowers and wreathings of smllax or the delicate asparagus vines, it yields to the harmony of things and substitutes' paper blossoms as true to nature as they can be found, with Japanese lanterns and’ lengths of paper ribbon for draping. If tho decorater has fine taste, a house can be made really charming with paper decor- £ ations, if they are kept in delicate cq* |M|SP which harmonize. At the paper Wf/ j» as in all other celebrations, the * bride E ought to wear her wedding gown, and af- I ter the passing of only twelve months, it m is possible for her to be surrounded by ^ her bridesmaids in their year old frocks. „ • I would ^ay that the most striking thing about an ideal letter is its flavor of the personality of the writer, says the^ “Wom an’s Home Companion.” A letter should convey, as nearly as possible, the same effect as would a talk between the writer and her corespondent. What is a good letter to your mother or sister perhaps would be worthless to any one else. Al ways remember to whom you are writ ing, and write to and for that one person. General descriptions and observations will be out of place in ninety-nine cases out of one hundred. Make your letter an index of your mind on the subjects yotr believe to be interesting to the one te wiiom you are writing. Put your own in dividuality into even your observations on the weather. Avoid long excuses for not writing earlier or more, frequently. Like apologies for not returning visits and calls, those of the lagging letter writer only emphasize the neglect. Make up for previous shortcomings by writing fully, sympathetically and vivaciously, so that the pleasure of reading your letter will outweigh any disappointment you may have given, or cause it to be forgotten. * • There were two women talking on a car t;his morning in the clarion tones that some feminines affect in public places. “She calls herself a hustler,” the one in the sable cape said. "She talks as much about the strenuous life as Teddy Roosevelt, and all she ever does is to talk. She attends club meetings and writes papers on impossible subjects and lec tures on reform and educating the masses to sanitation, but I never saw her do a stroke of practical work in my life.” “She never does any, that’s why,” re plied the woman in black. “She even buys her pies and cakes at a bakery, so that the cook can help the nurse take care of ! the children while she's out slumming. ■ Why, her nurse told my nurse that the baby didn't have a whole pair of stock ing to his name.” “That's nothing,” replied her compan ion; "her mother-in-law declares that the head of the house hasn't, either, except when she goes up and darns some lor him. You may put it down for a fact -that whenever a woman goes around talk ing about being so dreadfully energetic, and when all her friends agree that she's a wonderful woman, that she's really a wonderful talker and nothing else. She is a good press agent for herself; that's all.” “That’s all,” echoed the other, and then, looking thoroughly satisfied with this summing up of the case, the ladies left the car. . * * “When water is made hard by carbon j ate of lime, it may be softened by the use of quicklime, sal-soda or ‘ ammonia,” writes Maria Parloa of “To Get the Beat Results in the Home Laundry,” in the February “Ladies’ ' Home Journal.” “When there is time to allow the water to settle the lime is the best agent. To scoften with the lime have the water in a large tank or hogshead. Pour enough water on the quicksand to slake it. When it falls to powder add enough water to make a thin cream and then stir into the water in the tank. Use one ounce of lime for every forty gallons. Do not let any undissolved lime go Into the water. ! Allow the water to stand for twelve hours. For softening with soda, dissolve a pound of sal-soda in one quart of boil 1 Ing water and when cold bottle it. Add a gill of this liquid soda to about twenty gallons of water. Water that is discolor ed by the soil, as is so often the case af ter a heavy rain or when the water pipes t are being repaired, should be strained ] through Canton flannel.” • * Once every week the surface of the (eaves should be sponged off. Gloves should be worn when the operation is ' performed, as contact with the hand I turns the edges of the leaves yellow. Paims should not be watered from above unless they are immediately wiped off. as each drop of moisture allowed to stand on the leaf causes it to turn yellow. When a room is swept or dusted the plants should be ■sovorad, as the dust will otherwise settle on the leaves and clog the pores through which the plane breathes. Most palms and, ferns do not like gaslight, and often when left in an atmosphere charged with It will droop. The windows should be opened and the' room well aired twice a day. The plants should be turned around tach. day, »o that one side after another is exposed to the light, as the leaves will naturally grow out toward the sunlight. • . * The ability of a housekeeper Is never better shown than when her pantry and closets are opened for inspection, says the "Woman's Home Companion.” When the household reins are in the hands of a practical, clear-headed woman one glance along the shelves.of either closet or pan try will give a definite idea of .the gen eral management. There wil} be a place for everything, and everything will be In. Its proper place. There will be no over crowding. but room to take out each ar ticle and return it without disturbing any thing else. The articles most in use will be In the position most convenient for handling. • * • Very fashionable stock collars are made of white satin ribbon, with tiny lines of gold braid put on at Intervals, or those of black bebe velvet ribbon standing verti cally, and ending In a little loop, held wjtfc a small gold jewel button.