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.'NEW YORK, April 2.— the spirit
of the great Herodes Atticus still lin
gers in the vicinity of the remnants
. of- his noble works, there will be a
■ glad ghost in Athens on the Gth of
j April, when the athletes of the . world
file into the magnificent amphitheater
of the Panathenaic stadium to struggle
for the bays that are to be won by
physical prowess, for never in the his-
tory of the world has there been an
' athletic event so notable and com-
prehensive as this one will be. The
Greeks themselves, who, for so large a
j part of the ancient time, were leaders
;I in athletics as well as in art, have
never seen its like, for they, in the
height of their glory, would enter into
no contests with other nations.
This was not because they had any
fear of losing their prestige. It was
a question of cast?. The Greeks of
those — Helenes, as they *called
themselves were proud and bigoted.
All who were not Greeks were barbar
ians, and consequently not to be
countenanced; hence they had no op-
portunity for estimating the strength
and skill of the athletes of other na
It must be admitted, however, that
■ fop long ages the highest physical de
velopment reached by mortal man was
.Attained among the Greeks, and the
student of history still enthusiastically
dwells upon those glorious festivals
Wherein the true beauty of manhood
.shown in its perfection.
•- "Even in this prosy age there is some-
thing thrilling in the thought that
eight of our American boys are now
on that classic ground ijeady to enter
those historic lists to try issues with
the formidable athletes of all the rest
of Christendom.
The fact that Princeton university
I and the Boston Athletic association
> were the only two organizations to step
' into the breach and endeavor to assert
\ America's prestige in the greatest tour-
nament of the age does not discourage
Americans, for many other lands will
not be more largely represented. They
have, moreover, full faith in the qual
ity of our representatives and believe
that in these critical and rigorous tests
of their skill and endurance they will
acquit themselves with credit to their
- country.
The plan of this unique international
contest was suggested at a congress
of athletes held in Paris in June, 1594,
under the auspices of the Union de
Societes Francaises de Sports Athlet-
iques. It was decided to revive the
Olympian games in modernized form,
but with the greatest possible approxi
mation to ancient type and standards
and upon a thoroughly international
,-' The competitors were to appear as
Representatives of their nationality and
none but amateurs were to compete.lt
was so very wisely determined that
no money prizes were to be offered, it
being held that simple badges of honor
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It was further arranged that the
first celebration of the games should
be held at Athens, It being considered
appropriate that the birthplace of the
famous Olympian festival should be
the scene of its rechristening. After
the expiration of four years the inter- 1
national contest is to be held in Paris,
and four years later in New York. *
It was of course realized that the
undertaking was one of great magni
tude, and doubts were expressed as
first as to the possibility of its con
summation. But zeal preponderated
over timidity, and the work was taken
up in earnest. The whole scheme was
placed in charge of a permanent inter
national committee under the presi
dency of the eminent Greek litterateur,
Demetrius Bikelas, who first suggested
the great Olympian revival.
As secretary for the first year, or
until the first contest had taken place,
Baron Pierre le Caubertin. of Paris,
was chosen, and he has made an active
and efficient officer.
The assurance that Greeece would
accept the responsibility thrown upon
her for the first year and would do her
utmost to insure success was simply
Riven when the crown prince of Greece
signified his willingness to act as pres
ident of the special Greek committee.
By reason of his station and the con
fidence and affection with which he is
regarded among his people he is emi
nently fitted for this important func
tion. His intimate personal acquaint
ance with athletic sports and his life
long interest in them have made his
duties pleasant, even though exereme
ly arduous. The amount of actual
work that this public spirited prince
has accomplished is really wonderful.
and shows that he has been no mere
figurehead. Every detail of organiza
tion, plans and rules has passed under
his most rigid inspection. Many of
the .most important provisions are the
result of his original suggestion, and
during the final week of preparation
he has been busy night and day, so
deep is his concern with success pro
portionate to its importance and the
classic spot chosen for the revival.
The committee, which has worked in
concert with him, and whose member
ship includes some of the most emi
nent men of Greece, has been mar
velously active and successful. It has
overcome obstacles seemingly insur
mountable, and its members have de
voted themselves unremittingly to the
great work at immense sacrifice of time
and all considerations of personal com
i A more vivid idea of the immensity
of the scheme which has been put into
execution during the passage of some
twenty calendar months may be ob
tained by a glance at the financial
necessities that have been met.
The first call was for voluntary sub
scriptions. The appeal to the glorious
traditions of the past, coupled with
the promise of so much good for the
Greek. youth of today and of the fut
ure, met with an immediate and loyal
response. From all parts" of the coun
try and from all classes contributions
flowed in, but the people of Greece
are poor as well as patriotic, and the
sum total of their contributions was
but 300,000 drachmas— is to say,
about $36,000.
The committee having had in seri- !
ous contemplation the restoration of
the Panathenaic stadium began to feel
discouraged, but while casting about
for ways and means to meet the enor
mous expense which the rehabilitation
of this ancient arena would entail it
was made glad by the receipt of » do
nation of 500,000 drachmas from Georg
ius Averoff, a citizen of Alexandria.
The donor expressly stipulated that
this princely gift should be applied
solely to the work on the stadium. Lat
er he increased the sum" to 930,000
drachmas, and promised more in case
it was needed. In this connection it is
not amiss to say that the erection of
the statute of Mr. Averoff executed by
the eminent Athenian sculptor, Brutos,
which stands at the principal entrance
to the stadium, was in most excellent
taste and constitutes a fitting recog
nition of the patriotism which this
worthy Greek has so often and in so
many ways exhibited.
The Panathenaic stadium, wherein
the wrestlers and racers and other
athletes of the world will compete for
honors, is a monster amphitheater of
earth and stone, built originally by the
ancient Greeks. 776 B. C, and used
by them until the Emperor Theodoslus
abolished the Olympian games A. D.
394. The semi-circular basin in the
hills just outside the city of Athens
was a natural formation, and the
Greeks, taking advantage of the oppor
tunity afforded by this ready-made
arena, cut down the embankments to
suit their convenience, put in stone
buttresses and by the direction of that j
public-spirited Athenian, Herodes At- ;
ticus, fitted them with seats of white :
marble. In getting the material with ;
which to cover these immense em- j
banked slopes with seats Atticus very i
nearly exhausted all the quarries on !
Pentelikon. All this marble, or nearly ,
all, disappeared into the lime kilns of |
the middle ages. "When King George |
had the place carefully excavated at j
his own expense, twenty-five years 1
ago, all that remained of that vast
mass of marble were the upper goal !
and the curb of the sphendone or cir- j
cular end.
To restore this great amphitheater I
and furnish it ip the splendid fashion
of the olden time has been the ambi
tion of the great Bikelas for many
years past, and now, though the fin
ished work is still far distant, it is in
sight; and it is only a question of time
when this monument of Athenian
grandeur will be fully rebuilt and Ath
ens will have her noble stadium, per
haps, more purely classic in its archi
tectural details than ever before.
For the present only the first three
rows of seats around the whole course
and the entire height of the circular j
end are done in marble. The remain
ing rows of seats are made of com
mon stone or wood, which will be
gradually replaced by marble as the
permanent committee can gather
means wherewith to prosecute the
. For many months past 600 workmen
have been kept constantly employed
in this great work of reconstruction,
and almost as many more have been
engaged in cleaning and beautifying '
the city for the reception of its ex
pected guests. The parks are laid out
with shrubs and flowers and brilliant
ly lighted with electric lights, as is also
the principal road leading to the stad
As soon as the plan of the proposed
revival of the Olympian games was
made known it became the center of
universal interest. In each nation a
committee of prominent men was ap
pointed to participate in the work and
to stir up the athletic world to an ap
preciation of the importance of the
scheme. The general committee was
formed and on its list were placed the
most honored names of every land.
Conferences by letter and cablegram
have been held from time to time, and
the best methods of procedure that
could be devised have been followed.
Many difficulties from various local
causes, and the representation of the
several civilized nations will not be
so large as was at first expected, and
yet the occasion will be a great one,
and the contests will be fought out
by the representative amateur athletes
of the world.
Prof. William Sloane, of Princeton univers
ity, America's representative in the Olympic
committee, has directed every energy toward
having this country creditably represented,
and when recently he received word that the
Boston Athletic association had given up the
idea of sending a team he appealed at once
to the Princeton management and laid before
it the importance of having some college sup
port America's interests at these games. By
these worthy efforts the approval of the faculty
was finally secured, the money necessary to
defray the expenses of the voyagers was
raised, and the excellent team which is now
representing Princeton and America at Ath-
ens was immediately put Into vigorous train
ing. .'\'lr'. yylr;'!:!;^
At this action of Princeton, Boston's ambi
tion was again spurred, the pride of the B.
A. A. was touched, and the sum necessary to
defray the expenses of the Boston team was at
once forthcoming. And so a brawny quartette
of bright young men accompanied . by Man
ager John Graham, came down from "the
Hub" and joined the Princeton team at New
York and sailed with them on the_Fulda on
the 21st day of last month. .
The four Prlncetonians who wera chosen to
bear the colors of "Old Nassau,]* Garrett,
Tyler, Lane and Jamison, are -worthy of the
honorable task to which they are committed.
Robert Garrett Jr., captain of tlya team, is
a native of Baltimore, and a son 'of Robert
Garrett, formerly identified with «the Balti
more & Ohio railroad. He Is am all-round
athlete and holds the college record for put
ting the sixteen-pound shot (forty feet) and
for high jumping (five feet nine Inches). He
has entered the shot put, discus -throwing and
bar vaulting events in the Olympian games,
and his friends think he will win them all.
Albert C. Tyler has made his mark in vari
ous contests. Fie excels at polo vaulting, to
which he has almost exclusively devoted him
self. He holds the Princeton record for polo
vaulting of 10 feet 10 inches. He» played
right tackle on • the football team, last year.
He has entered in the polo vaulting event In
the Olympian games and expects fto break his
own record.
Francis A. Lane Is a wonderful fellow in
tho world of athletics, and has made a remark
able record. At Wittenburg academy,' in
Springfield, 0., where he prepared for col
lege he won the all-round championship two
years in succession. He is the fastest sprinter
at Princeton. Last year he repeatedly breast
ed the tape at 100 yards In 10 seconds. He Is
entered ln the 100 meter (equivalent to 110
yards) race in the Olympian games.
Herbert B. Jamison, who was chosen at
the last minute to take the place of Calfelt,
who was unable to go, has no great record
back of him, but he Is a young man of great
premise. As a racer he will probably score
some victories, for he is very J fleet of foot.
He will do some short sprints and also try
his luck in the 400 meter race. Mr. Jami
son Is of the class of '97.
The tough-sinewed Bostonians are all well
known to the amateur athletes of America.
Burke, Clark, Blake and Curtis are formid
able men when met in the athletic arena,
and John Graham, the manager, .is the one
who can spur them to the exercise of the
utmost limit of their powers. ■
Thomas E. Burke, the international 440
--yard champion runner, will be in July twen
ty-one years of age. He weighs 144 pounds
in condition, and is 5 feet 11 inches in height.
He was born in Boston and is a graduate of
the English high school. He made his ath
letic debut at the games of the Suffolk A. C.
July 4, 1893, when he won the 440-yard novice
race on a poor track in 58 4-5 seconds.
At the indoor championship of the Inter
scholastic A. A., March 17, 1894,. h0 won the
600-yard run in 1 minute 20 2-5 seconds, which
record stands for the association at the pres
ent time.
Ellery H. Clark is a student at Harvard.
and as •he is a high- scholarship man he
went with the team with the consent of the
faculty. Ho has been prominent in athletics
for several years, and his performances have
been very creditable. Although he has par
ticipated in about all the handicap meetings
and won many trophies, he is probably known
much better as an all-round athlete. His
work at the New England Amateur Athletic
union championship last season was remark
ably fine. He scored 5.C45 points against
Carpenter's 5,850. In the championship games
of the maritime provinces ..last summer he
won five first prizes and broke-^ several rec
ords. He will bo entered . for' the high and
broad jumps, the hop," step tod jump and
the hammer, if this last event is added to
the programme, as Is possible.* y*"
Arthur Blake will be entered In the 1,000
and 1,500 meter runs, and also- the 30-mile
run from Marathon to Athens. He became
known to distance runners in 18S9, when ho
engaged in cross country runs. He has a
mile indoor record of 4 minutes, 39 4-5 sec
onds, made when he won the indoor cham
pionship of the N. E. A. A. U., two years
Thomas P. Curtis, the hurdler, is com-
*. **
paratively new in athletics. lie was born in
San Francisco. He is the son ©f an army
officer, who left the West in 1892 and removed
to Boston. He won the 45-ytod high hurdle
handicap race of the B. A. ,*., beating
Stephen Chase, the world's champion. While
Curtis has not had a chance yet to show him
self at his best, those who are familiar with
his work feel confident that he will come
away from Athens with an enviable record.
Manager Graham, of the Boston team, also
took along with him W. W. Hoyt. a promis
ing young athlete, who may have a try at
the pole vaulting prizes. He is a Harvard
man class of '98, who has made a specialty
of pole vaulting. His 10 feet 6% inches at the
Indoor interscholastic championship of 1894
Is still a record for the Boston schools.
From the above records it may be seen that
while the American contingent is small there
is good reason to believe that a* considerable
percentage of the prizes are likely to be cap
tured and brought back by the doughty boys
from this side of the great waters.
After the vital questions of location and
the acquirement of means for the material
furnishings of this great arena had been set
tled the subject of next greatest importance
which came up for consideration was what
sort of sports should be selected for the com
petition schedule. This was a matter which
kept tho committee busy for many months.
At first everybody was for a pure revival of
the Olympian games, the throwing of the
discus, chariot racing and all the rest. But.
when it came to be considered that few would
take the time and trouble to study the classics
all over again with the single, view of ac
quiring a practical knowledge of obsolete pas
times the views of the committees were mod
ified, and it. was at last agreed that only such
Grecian games as were easily adaptable to
modern conditions would be introjjiced. This
was all the more reasonable frffin the fact
that even the Greeks themselves nave largely
abandoned the sports of their ancestors.
First on the list of events^ the committee
placed athletic sports, and first among these,
as being the most natural anal universal foot
races. These will be 100, 4*cs. 580 and 1,500
meters. Then will come the-; huiflle race of
110 meters, running broad" and Sigh .jump,
pole vault, putting the shot aid: the oldest of
Grecian games, throwing tfie^tscus. • The
greatest race will be at the end,' the long dis
tance run from Marathon to Athens. The dis
tance between these points Is thirty miles.
This race course is classic. It being the one
traversed by the zealous messenger who ran
all the way to Athens to announce the mem
orable victory of Miltlades on Marathon's
bloody plain. The fact, as recorded in history.
that this messenger dropped dead from ex
haustion after making his announcement does
not seem to dampen tho ardor of the young
athletes of today, who are eager to compare
their agility and endurance with that of the
famous runners of the days of Grecian glory
The next division of the programme is de
nominated gymnastic sports. These consist
of individual exhibitions, exhibitions en the
rings, parallel bars, horse leaping and team
work. y.;" y -?yy: ■*-'■».:."• ;.
Fencing and wrestling have a place to them
selves. In this division there will be work
with the foils, salve and sword, amateur, civil
and .military wrestling, Greek and Roman
methods. ;"l*y ."
Shooting occupies a class by Itself. It will
consist of target practice with army "rifles,
carbines and pistols; rifle range, 309 and 200
meters; revolver and carbine, 50 meters.
Aquatics is a general term that will embrace
all sorts of contests in and upon tho water.
There will be a ten-mile steam yacht race on
the Saronic gulf, under the rules of the Cerate
de la Valle de Paris, and also competitions
between sailing yachts of three tons, five
miles; of three to ten tons, ten miles; of ten to.
twenty tons, ten miles; of over twenty tons,
ten miles, rules of the Yacht Racing Associa
tion of England.
The rowing races will be run along the
Phaleron beach, where also the swimming
contests will be hold. The rowing will be
with single sculls, double scull and four oars,
rules of the Italian Rowing club governing.
The swimming matches will be at three
distances— 100 meters, 600 meters and I.COO
The bicycle races will take. place on the
Phaleric plain, situated half-way between the
city and the seashore. The courses wilt be
2.C00 meters and 10,000 meters and 100 kilo
meters (sixty-two miles) and ot twelve hours,
all upon track rules of the International Cy
clists' association.
The athletic games division will be made up
of contests at lawn tents, single and double.
and cricket. It was intended also to have
football, but it is doubtful If any nation will
have a team at Athens. It is even question
able if the cricketing feature will be a suc
cess, for a similar reason.
The Marathon race will undoubtedly be the
star event of the meeting. The course will be
taken along the highway from Marathon and
will end in the stadium. It will be started
at noon, and the read will be properly guarded
and reserved. It Is in this race that the
good American or English cross country run
ner Is expected to shine. i- • ..
All the other races will take place In the
stadium. ' ;i
A great deal of interest is also manifested
in the contests with the discus. Discus throw
ing 13 similar to the American game of quoits,
but is more difficult. The winner is deter
mined solely by length of throw, measured
from the front of the platform on which the
thrower stands.
In putting* the shot the thrower will stand
upon a platform two meters square. . The
length of the throw will be measured by a
straight line drawn from the point where the
shot first strikes the ground to the nearest
side of the platform. Thus it is seen that the
direction of the throw is of radical importance.
This shot throwing will be heavy work and
a very trying test of muscle and pluck, for
the shot will weigh 7,250 kilos, which is
something near sixteen pounds.
Another sort of muscular development is
required in the rope-climbing contests. Suc
cess in these depends entirely upon the
strength of the muscles of the arm. The
height of the rope will be fourteen meters,
and in making the ascent the climber must
keep his feet and legs absolutely motionless.
The weight-lifting tests will be confined to
lifting the weight of 38 kilograms (83%
pounds) with one hand and dumb bells of 77
kilograms (10934 pounds) with both hands.
The wresting contests will draw big
crowds, for they will be duplicates of the
original wrestling matches that were had in
this same stadium 1,500 years ago. The con
tests will be held in a ring strewn with sand.
Tripping, bending the neck, clutching the
head or the legs, bending the legs, biting,
putting adversary's head under the arms or
legs and squeezing under the armpits are
forbidden. The competitors are paired by lot.
Since the restoration of the great stadium
the proportions are practically the same as
they were originally— is to say, there Is a
straightaway track about 600 feet long, and
the total length of the amphitheater Is approx
imately 670 feet.
Under the ancient regime in the time of
Herodes Atticus and his multimillionaire com
panions, the magnificent arena is said to
have had a seating capacity of about 50,000,
and now, by the addition of the temporary
wooden structure, it is said that there are
accommodations for 70,000 spectators.
The track width of the stadium is 109 feet
and its field area 8,100 square yards.
Nearly all the civilized nations are repre
sented In Athens today, either officially by
their respective athletic teams or by pri
vate cltizents who are there to enjoy ten
days of excitement that will not flag for
an Instant, while the baft specimens of
physical manhood the . \otM'- can furnish
struggle for" bloodless .but honorable victory.
And what is the Greek athlete doing? some
one asks. Is he keeping up with the proces
sion, and will he try to preserve the prestige
established for him centuries ago?
The answer that he will give will be his
valiant appearance in the field. He Is not go
ing to let the victor's bays be borne away
from Greece if he can help it. And while
there Is no disputing the fact that the decad
ence of athletics was an accompaniment to
the decay of Grecian art and literature the
modern Greek is on the up grade and is do
ing wonders in the direction of the reasser
tion of the worth and dignity of the glorious
race from which he descended. The prelim
inary contests for the purpose of selecting
champions to represent Greece in the Olympio
games were begun March 21 and continued
several days under the personal supervision
of. King George, Crown Prince Constantino
and Prince George and in the presence of
from 40,000 to 50,000 spectators, who gathered
In the stadium daily. The Marathon race was
also rehearsed, the winner covering tho dis
tance in three hours and eighteen seconds.
The opening of the Olympic games, occur
ring as it does on the day which marks
the seventy-fifth anniversary of Grecian in
dependence, will be celebrated in splendid
fashion. The hospitable people have also ar
ranged a series of banquets and other enter
tainments for their visitors. There will be a
grand torchlight procession, representing
memorable scenes from Greek history, and a
series of gala representations of the dramatic
masterpieces of the world, beginning with a
Sophoclean tragedy and ending with Wagner's
"Lohengrin." There will be, furthermore, a
special Olympic ode, composed for the occa
sion by the modern Greek composer Samaris,
produced by a monster chorus and orchestra.
And so we find history repeating itself and
Athens, for a few days at least, as in the old
en time, the center of universal interest. The
nations of the earth have assembled them
selves together, the athletes are ready and
stiaining for the struggle, and It only remains
for King George to lift his hand, as did his
august ancestors, and say, "Let the games
go on!" —Walter J. Davis.

Loie Fuller, the Doll Show, Man)»
Curiosity, Diamonds. Etc.
Special Correspondence of the Globe.
NEW- YORK, April 2.— When I went to see
La Loie Fuller., dance the other day I was
particularly impressed aby the great number
of elderly ladies who were there dear old
souls with gray hair who peered over their
spectacles at the goings on upon the stago
with an expression of mingled admiration and
alarm. They looked like members of the W.
C. T. U. or Christian Endeavor society. I
fully expected to see one or two produce their ;
knitting, so eminently old fashioned and
homely they were. They went into raptures
over Lole's wonderful gyrations, they smiled
at a famous negro impersonator's funny
speeches, but when a saucy little minx in
pink silk and many lace undergarments
greatly in evidence kicked higher than Guild
eroy's kite flew, then my dear old ladiea
looked into their laps. Some way they
seemed out of place in a music hall. £
The fashionable girl Is wearing patches
again. Those little bits of vanity are once
more calling attention to dimples, bright eyes
and red lips. I saw a particularly stunning
girl on Fifth avenue last week who wore ono
at the tail of her left eye which gave her
a somewhat reckless look, and another on her
round chin, which called public scrutiny to a
very enchanting dimple.'
After a somewhat careful study of the sub
ject I have come to the conclusion that man
is just as curious and inquisitive as woman.
Men love gossip quite as much as the weaker
vessels. I have of late remarked several in
stances of man's inquisitiveness. In a cable
car, not long since, an exceedingly attractive
young woman who sat near me carried an ad
dressed envelope. In front of her stood a
man, who turned and craned his head in
every direction and all but dislocated his neck
in his efforts to read that name and address.
His struggles for enlightenment were really
amusing. '"-yVy; yi7'b .rrryr
It la stated that most of the scandals of
fashionable society can be traced to women's
luncheons, just as many can be tracked to" the
lounging rooms of a . certain select club.
There are well known men in New York
who love a delicious , tidbit of scandal quite as
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Another weakness of the stronger sex was
made manifest last week at the model doll
show at Sherry's. I scarcely know by what
term to call this fin de siecle Miss Nancyism.
Certain it Is that I saw several able-bodied
men. who not only drank tea, but in the most
effeminate of voices praised this and criti
cised that doll's raiment. "I think more of a
bouffant effect in the sleeves would be
sweeter," said one. "You know I design all
my wife's sleeves, so I consider myself some
what of an authority." Now, did you ever
hear anything worse than that? I must say
I wanted to hit him:
What is the mater with the fashionable
young men of today? They are so wretch
edly ladylike they are positively nauseating.
Is this one of the results of woman's grow
ing more independent and manly?
Apropos there was a lively row in a prom
inent newspaper ofiice not so long ago when
a spunky newspaper woman gave the city
editor, a very effeminate man, a good piece of
her mind. The managing editor chancing to
hear of this memorable conflict, asked an
other woman on the staff, "What was the
fight between Miss So-and-so and Mr. This
"Oh, she told him that something he had
done was a mean, low, dirty trick."
"Dear me," said the editor, "of course Mr.
Thi3-and-that, being such a perfect lady,
would naturally be shocked at such lan
guage!" .■;';
Tho Appletons are bringing out Johanna
Staats' new novel, "Green Gates." But little
is known of the personality of this clever
writer, whose quaint and pathetic story,
"Drumsticks," created such a sensation last
season. The writer can assure the public
that no more admirable type of womanhood
exists than that of Katherine Mary Cheever
Meredith, as Johanna Staats is known in
private life. Mrs. Meredith is the wife of
a wealthy Scotchman, who is somewhat of an
invalid, and the mother of four interesting
children. The Meredith family live at Cedar
hurst, N. V., in an old-fashionod country
house formerly owned by prominent Quakers.
Their hospitality is boundless and proverbial.
Mrs. Meredith is a tall, stately blond, with
large, serious dark eyes and small hands and
feet. Her distinguishing characteristic Is
womanliness, a trait rather rare in literary
ladles these days.
It is seldom that women can get a hint of
tasteful dressing from men's attire, as the
latter's garments are notoriously ugly as a
rule. But on Sixth avenue quite recently I
saw a man whose eye for color effects would
have made him a leader among artistic dress
reformers. He was a candy peddler, but he
was displaying only pink and white candy,
and he was dressed, to match, his sweets, in
pure white duck, with white canvas shoes,
and wearing a pale pink flower in his coat.
He anS his candy were in symphony, and ho
made the gaudily gowned, 111 costumed
women about him look, in their frightful
color combinations, more cheap and hideous
than ever. I doubt not the candy man re
alized his success. Most men dress reformers
do. I am glad to state he had not bleached
his hair, as has a certain famous man dress
reformer, Delsartean lecturer and poseur.
From the Indiscriminate wearing of dia
monds on the street, to market, shopping,
etc., by extremely commonplace and frowzy
females has come the result that women of
good taste and elegant living are discarding
the gems for others not so popular with the
vulgar herd. Nowadays a well . dressed
woman never wears a diamond on the street
in the daytime, unless It may be a small
jeweled hatpin. All this talk of diamond
earrings being worn again Is rubbish.
Diamonds as big as hazel nuts will, I sup
pose, always flash from the ears of some
women, but the elegantes do not wear them
and will not in the near future.
Edith Sessions .. Tupper.
Browning Literary Society Gives Its
The annual public entertainment of the
Browning Literary society was given last
evening in the university chapel.
Invocation Prof. Batchelder
Piano Solo "Tremolo" Pearl Benham
Welcome "Age of Pericles".. Nellie Sylvester
Soprano — "By Normandie's Blue
Hill" Austis Stebbins
Essay— "The Grecian Bard" Inez Wahler
Reading— and Cynthia" —
Edith Pribble
Trio— "The Tide of Life"—
Misses Benham, Colyer, Stebbins
Oration "Whittier. the Poet of Freedom"
Piano — "Rhapsodic Hongroise" —
Misses Sylvester and Pearl Benham
A Study— "The Impressionist School" —
Adele Foster
Chorusl a. "She was but Seven Hawley
I b. "Ladybird" Cowen
The Hamiine Fortnightly club met Tuesday
at the home of Mrs. George Drew. The sub
jects were "Balzac" and "George Sand."
Papers were read by Mesdames Akers, Evans,
George Drew and Brink. A paper on the
current events was given by Mrs. Brink.
Miss Cora Montgomery gave an account of
her visit to Pittsburg.
A largely attended mass meeting was held
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spoke on the needs of Hamiine. with direct
electric car service with Minneapolis, as well
as St. Paul.
Friday afternoon Easter exercises were
given in the gymnasium, binder the direction'
of Prof. R. R. Kaigher. Egg race was won
by Glen Stone; rooster flght was won by
George Tenny and Lou Wallace; rooster crow- -
ing prize, won by George Tenny; chewing .
string, won by Earnest Wallace; ', passing '■'•'
eggs, first prize awarded to freshman .class; ;
second prize, preparatory class.
Two of- Them Claim to Be the Widow
of the Same Mas,
CHICAGO. April 4.-Through a bill filed to
day in the circuit court by Elizabeth Rose
kians, a fight was begun over the estate of
Selim Grant Rosekrans, the wealthy board of
trade man, who died at Orlando, Fla., March
31. The property Involved, according to the
bill, is worth $500,000. The complainant as
serts that she is in fact the widow of S. G
Rosekrans, and is entitled to her proper share
of his estate. A peculiar feature of the case
is that the woman, who is named in the bill
as the person who pretended to be the wife of
Mr. Rosekrans is a younger sister of tha
Bank Robbed by Bnrgiiirs Attired in
Evening Dress.
WHITENSVILLE, Mass.. April 4.-Five
burglars clad in dress suits entered the Whit
ensville Savings bank at about 1:30 o'clock
this morning, blew open the safe and attempt
ed to force another, but secured only about
$100. Before entering tho bank, the men at
tho muzzle of revolvers, overpowered Joseph
Beauregard, the watchman. After robbing
the bank the burglars stole a horse and car
riage from the mill barn and started to es
cape, but the horse ran away and the v.agon
was demolished by striking a telegraph pole.
Tho burglars evidently escaped uninjured.
A Marriage That AVill Unite Two
Very Wealthy Families.
NEW YORK, April 4.— The engagement ol
Gertrude Vanderbilt and Harry Payne Whit
ney is now admitted by all their friends and
denied by none of the family. As Miss Van
derbilt is the daughter of Cornelius Vander
bilt, and therefore prospective heiress to one
fourth of about $100,000,000, and as Harry
Payne Whitney is the only son of William C.
Whitney and prospective heir to one-half of
the Payne-Whitney millions, this statement
is bound to attract considerable attention.
Maple Leaf Route Much the Quickest
Tho Chicago Great Western Railway (Maple
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Elegantly equipped evening train leaves al
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WELLANDPORT, Ont, April 4.— The Wei
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ground today, with their contents. Loss, $125,
--000; insurance small.
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