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THE BEOOKIYN DAILY EAGLE. NEWtYOEK, TUESDAY, MAY 15, 1900. 13 PBOFESSIONAL LEAGUE ELECTION. The annual election of committee members anrl chairman of standing committees of the Professional Woman's League was held yesterday afternoon, at the league house, 1,509 Broadway, the business session lasting nearly Ave hours. There were two tickets in the field, each representing a faction in the organization. The candidates on the second or non - offlcial ticket were the successful ones. The election was conducted in a harmonious manner, despite the two tickets, and the following was the result: Executive committee Chairman, Mrs. E. L. Fernandez; third member. Miss Cora Tanner; tilth member. Miss Mary Shaw; sixth member, Mrs. Gertrude Andrews; seventh member, Mrs. Susanne Leonard Westfora; eighth member, Mrs. Annie Caere Molloy. Chairmen standing committees - Library, Miss Alice Brown; wardrobe, Mrs. Nina Freeth; art. Mrs. J. Stewart Smith: music. Miss Eannle M. Spencer: languages, lime. HoBuet; fencing. Miss Engel Sumner; dancing, Mrs. Frank Oakes Rose; physical culture, Mme. A. C. Fote; sewing, Mrs. Robert Brodnax; house, Mrs. J. M. Broadbelt; reception, Mrs. Frederick G. Boss; refreshments, Mrs. Hattle Skells; supplies, Miss M. AVortendyke. Mrs. A. M. Palmer, who recently returned from a three months' visit to Europe, presided and was given a cordial welcome. The officers of the league are chosen every two years and Mrs. Palmer and her associates have another year to serve. The annual entertainment of the league will take place on May 28 at the Herald Square Theater. A fine musical programme has been arranged for the occasion and a skit entitled "Billboards," written for the league by Mrs. Emma Sheridan Fry and Miss Mary T. Stone, will be given its initial performance. The cast numbers fifteen woman. On Decoration Day the members will visit Cypress Hills Cemetery and decorate the graves of deceased members in the league's plot, as is the annual custom. CHIBOPEAN GUESTS. Among those who accepted invitations to attend the closing meeting for the season of the Chiropean, which is to be held on Thursday afternoon at the Knapp Mansion, are Miss Mary Shaw and Miss Cora Tanner of the Professional League, William Gerry Slade of Manhattan and Mrs. J. N. Hoagland, retiring president of the Cambridge Club of this borough. The programme is in charge of the committee on music and drama, Mrs. Scholes, chairman, and it is expected that a fine musicale will be given. NEW OFFICEBS ELECTED. Officers of the Elizabeth Cady Stanton Political Equality League have been elected as follows: President, Mrs. Priscilla D. Hack - staff; vice president. Miss Grace White; recording secretary, Miss Oreola Williams; corresponding secretary. Miss Gertrude Goldstein; treasurer, Mrs. De Graw, and auditor, Mr. Baker. FOB THE HOUSEKEEPEB. In preparing carrots for cooking, always scrape; never peel. .Silver that has been laid away and thus become badly tarnished can be cleaned quickest if the first application of the whiting is moistened with sweet oil before application. Afterward dry whiting can be used as usual. The loose top of a lamp may be secured by using plaster of Paris, wet with water. The mixture should be quickly applied. The newest designs in carafes or decanters are clear cut glass, without engraving or any form of decoration. "Fibre paper" is the trade designation for a new and desirable variety of floor covering particularly adapted for summer cottages in carrying out a special color scheme. The material . resembles matting, in solid colors. The warp is of an ecru tint and the patterns are carried out in designs, of blue, green, red or rose, which blend effectively with the soft toned back ground. To remove the odor of new paint, lay a bunch of hay in the room and sprinkle it with a little chloride of lime. Close the room for several hours. HOW TO CLIMB STAIBS. Stair climbing is an exercise that most folks are obliged to indulge in to a greater or less degree. A Chicago physician gives the following instructions concerning stair climbing so as to avoid fatigue: "Usually," he says, "'a person will tread on the ball of the foot in taking each step. This is very tiresome and wearing on the muscles of the legs and feet. You should in walking or climbing stairs seek for the most equal distribution of the body's weight possible. In walking upstairs your feet should be placed squarely down on the step, heel and all, and then the work should be performed slowly and deliberately. In this way there is no strain upon any particular muscle, but each one is doing its duty in a natural manner. The woman who goes upstairs with a spring is no philosopher, or, at least, she is not making a proper use of reasoning faculties. The habit, too, of bending over half double when ascending a flight of stairs is exceedingly reprehensible. In any exertion of this kind, when the heart is naturally excited to a more rapid action, it is desirable that the lungs should have full play. The crouching position interferes with their action, the blood is imperfectly aerated, and there is trouble at once. Give the rungs a chance to do their work everywhere and at all times." BED FOB VEGETABIANS. A vegetable bed which was invented by Sir Isaac Pitman is now growing very popular, especially among vegetarians. It consists of moss, ferns, flowers and hay. Physicians with herbal tendencies are warmly recommending its use. It is said to give out a scent like ozone, and is not only strengthening and refreshing generally, but, in addition, induces sound and healthy sleep, .and thus is a remedy for insomnia. ADVICE TO BICYCLISTS. Instead of drinking water, lemmade or other beverages whenever they feel thirsty during a run on a hot day, bicyclists are recommended to nibble at a piece of dried orange peel. This is said not only to abnj - ish thirst, but to have a refreshing effect on the mouth. SELECT YOUR COLOB. A Parisian authority upon the subject of dress has just given a list of colors suited to different complexions. For brunettes with a creamy skin and black or brown hair the list comprises ivory white, orange, very pale pink, vailed with white lace or gauze, bright red and brilliant' black in combination with white or a color. Women with a warm color, brown hair and a brownish complexion are allotted bright pink, very pale turquoise blue, pinkish lilac, cream and especially such combinations of color as mastic and red, gray and pink, brown and blue and, generally speaking, striped effects. For the golden brown locks, with a fair, pale skin, there are black, pinkish gray, periwinkle blue, navy blue, dark red, milk white and very dark green. Rosy blondes should wear golden brown, beige, mastic, ruby, bright violet, all whites, canary yellow and white. Pale blondes are permitted dull black, dark red, all violet, sapphire blue, bright turquoise blue and very pale pink. COOLING FOOD WITHOUT ICE. In view of the present agitation over the determination of the ice trust to force the cost of ice to a figure nearly double that of last summer, tho following suggestion from a German housewife with regard to cooling food quickly without Ice may prove of Borvico. The principle is not a new one, having been in use In South American countries for some time. Taking a custard as an example of a dish which the cook wishes to cool rapidly: Remove the utensil con - tning the custard from the fire, pour the contents Into a bowl or pitcher. Then wrap a cloth that has been soaked in cold water around a bowl or pitcher, covering all of the outer surface. Stand the vessels In a window through which there is a draught and the evaporation of the water in the cloth will cool the custard more quickly than if it had been put into the ice box and melted all the ice. This method of reducing the temperature of food to be cooled is as effective as it is simple.. MUSICALE AT THE ST. GEOBGE. Miss Mampel, Miss Kinne and Mrs. Staberg - Hall the Participants. An appreciative audience was entertained last evening by a piano, violin and song recital that was given at the Hotel St. George under the direction of Miss Emma Trapper. The participants in the programme were Miss Ida Mampel, pianist; Miss Marion Kinne, violin; Mrs. Agnes Staberg - Hall, soprano; Miss Mary Livingston Mills, accompanist. Special interest was manifested in Miss Ida Mampel, who is scarcely 12 years of age, and a pupil of William C. Rehm. Her technical ability, considering her years, is astonishing, and, as was shown particularly in the Chopin and Liszt numbers, she combines power, of expression with her mastery of technique. "Rondo Capriccioso," op. 14, Mendelssohn, was the opening number, and it was brilliantly executed, the many difficult passages being played with apparent ease by the youthful pianist. "Marcia Fantasia," Bargiel, with artistic changes by Joseffy, also served to display her skill to advantage, and there were given Chopin's second nocturne, and "Liebestraum," Liszt, which were the gems of the list of selections and beautifully played. Two encore numbers were given by Miss Mampel, who played throughout without notes. Miss Marion Kinne, who is well known to Brooklyn audiences, played exceptionally well, her selections being "Sehottische Rhapsodic," Carl Venth, and Wieniawski's second polonaise. Miss Mills rendered the piano accompaniment. Mrs. Agnes Staberg - Hall, a resident of Manhattan, possesses a soprano voice of unusual power and range, which has been finely cultivated. Songs in English, Swedish and German served to display her voice to special advantage and the scheduled selections were supplemented by an encore number: "Thou Art Like Unto a Flower," charmingly sung. The English group comprised "Ecstasy," Mrs. Beach; "Madrigal," Victor Harris; "Twilight," Ethelbert Nevin. Swedish "Venetian Serenade," Svendeen; "Eventide," Petersen - Berger; "Polska " Dannstrom, and German "Ich Mochte," Sjogren; "Gute Nacht," Franz. 5 O'CLOCK TEA PUNCH. Add to the juice of three lemons and three oranges the pulp and juice of a shredded pineapple and one pint of sugar. Let the mixture stand until the sugar is dissolved. Pour one quart of boiling water over one tablespoonful of Ceylon or any good tea and let it stand until cold. Strain, add to the fruit, pulp and juice, together with one quart of apollinaris water and one box of fresh strawberries used whole. Pour over a block of ice in punch bowl. MME. AND THE LITTLE JOUBEBTS. To the mere non - military woman the most interesting parts of the Joubert obituaries and eulogies that fill the foreign papers since the Boer commander's death are the accounts of Mme. Joubert. This soldier's wife was a wonderful woman. She not only went to war with her husband, but she found time to" educate her children in - music, French and English. They are as pretty and well behaved as clever, and when staying at a Capetown hotel with their father and mother a few months ago were the pets of all the English guests in the house. The widow of the Boer general is a soldier's daughter and has known much of war's alarms since her earliest childhood. She knows all about firearms, has an extensive knowledge of Kaffir warfare, and her advice has often been acted upon by her husband, plans of campaign being freely discussed over her dinner table. During the Magatoland campaign she, notwithstanding the heat over 100 degrees in the shade and the fever, joined the general a week or two after his arrival, accompanied by only two or three little Kaffir maids. Finding General Joubert in anything but a comfortable tent, she took it down, erected a tent of her own and installed him amid all the comforts of home. What was more, she reconstructed the general's mess arrangements and cooked his meals with her own hands. Philadelphia Call. Dainty caps for baby girls are hemstitched, f eatberstltched and tucked by hand, and instead of narrow lawn strings sewed to the bonnets, wide, dressy strings of mull are made to pin on with tiny safety pins. The mull keeps white, and the strings may be laundered several times before the elaborate little cap needs renewing. A new Idea in the embroidery line is to apply to a proper background silk cut in the form of leaves, petals or staiks. A Novel SS 8S!88&!S88fcSSSSSS888S!8SS8SSSS8SS8SSSSSS825SSS SSSS 1 - 1 1 '"c . l v,v i Si Si With the advancing season ostrich plumos and tips seem to be taking a strong hold. This charming hat is of silver gray lace straw, with trimming of creamy point lace and crushed poau de sole. Tho brim is held high at one side in cavalier fashion, with a crush of the cream peau do sole and point laco showing next the hair. - TOE THE VOLKSFESTVEBEIN. Arrangements Completed for the Piatt - , deutsohe Festival. At last night's meeting . of the Platt - deutscher Volksfest Verein, - held at Arion Hal!, nearly - all the arrangements for the annual five day festival, which will begin June 20, were completed. The festival is to outstrip all its predecessors as far as variety and quality of the amusements are concerned. There will be several original theatrical productions, - variety performances, fireworks and all manner of games. for prizes. Men are already at work at Ridgewood Park building the quaint little Plattdeutsche village, which is to be one of the principal attractions. The Plattdeutsche, some years ago, furnished the nucleus" of the present large membership of the German Hospital Society, donated large sums of money as well as the ground upon which the hospital stands, and in consideration of these facts any man recommended by the Plattdeutsche to the hospital is to be given the preference over all others. Recently, however, several alleged refusals to abide by that agreement were reported to the Plattdeutsche and when the hospital authorities were questioned they said that the cases were not serious enough to receive hospital treatment. In order to eliminate all dangers of a disagreement on that score and to avoid impositions Messrs. Louis Ruegge, Henry Logmen and Frederick - Meyer were, appointed a committee to investigate the cases of all who desire to apply to the hospital on the strength of their connection with the Plattdeutsche. The committee will in all likelihood employ a physician. AN INSTITUTE CONCERT. Alter Ego Society to Give One at the Knickerbocker Field Club Tomorrow Night. Flatbush people are much interested in the concert to be given at the Knickerbocker Field Club house on Wednesday evening. The concert will be given by the Alter Ego section of the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences and will be the first one given by that organization in the Flatbush district. Those who will participate are Miss Wyni - fred Staples, soprano; Frederick M. Davidson, tenor; Miss Bertha L. Clark, violin; Miss Adele Lewing, piano, and Isidore Luckstone, accompanist. The Alter Ego section of the Institute is a new addition to the department of music, under the direction of the women members of the advisory board of the department. They plan to give a number of concerts, bringing to the notice of music loving people of Brooklyn young artists of the borough and neighborhood. The first Alter Ego concert was given in the Lee Avenue Congregational Church on April 16, the Arion Ladies' Quartet and Master William King, violinist, taking part. Flatbush people have another Interest in the Institute, because at the annual meeting held at the Clarendon Hotel on Wednesday evening William C. Redfleld, whose home is on Ocean avenue and Tennis court, Midwood Park, was elected president of the department of music. William Brown, another well known resident of Flatbush, is a member of the board of trustees of the Institute and Edmund D. Fisher is a member of the executive committee. Mr. Fisher presided at the annual meeting of the Institute. President Redfleld is at present abroad. Mr. Fisher sent bim the following letter the past week: May 9, 1900. Mr. William C. Redfleld, 3S Rue de la Pompe, Passy, Paris : My Dear Mr. Redfleld On the 2d of May the advisory board of the department of music held its annual meeting and election. A nominating committee, which had been previously appointed, recommended to the board that William C. Redfleld be .elected president of the department of music for the coming year. In explaining their recommendation the committee stated: (1) That although it was known that Mr. Redfleld was likely to remain away during a greater part of the year, yet as president he would be likely to have opportunity to represent the department abroad and would certainly studv methods with a view to future suggestions; (2) that his election at this time did not necessarily mean election for one year only, and there would certainly be opportunity in the future for him to serve the department: (3) that during his absence there were thoroughly competent vice presidents to take . charge of local work. The report of the committee was accepted and Mr. Redfleld was unanimously elected president. By virtue of his office, 'the president of the department of music Is, a member - of the council. Mr. Carter retires from the council and will he elected a member of the . board of trustees of the Institute. Very cordially yours. EDMUND , D. FISHER. The programme as arranged for the' second Alter Ego concert on Wednesday night is as follows: Part I "I'll Sing Thee Songs of Araby" (Clay). "Farewell to the King's Highway" (DeKoven), Mr. Davidson; Andante nnd Rondo Capriccioso, A minor, op. 2S (Salnt - Saens). Miss Clark; "Bid Mc Discourse." Shakspeare (Bishop), Miss Staples: Sonata In G major, op. 13 (Grieg). Allegretto Tran - qulllo. Allegro Animato. Miss Clark and Miss Lewing. Part II A Madrigal (Harris). Mr. Davidson; "Were My Song With Wings Provided" (Reynolds Hahn), Conseils a Nina (J. B. Weker - lln). Miss Staples; Andante Splanato and Grande Polonaise (Chopin). Miss Lewing: "Oh, That We Two Were Maying" (Alice Mary Smith), Miss Staples and Mr. Davidson. MB. SOUTHEBTON SUBPEISED. The Rev. W. I. Souther'ton, assistant pastor of the Baptist Temple and superintendent of the Bible school, was surprised on Sunday. Just before he dismissed the school for the study of the . lesson, which is done by the ringing of one bell, a procession was formed in the rear of the large room and, preceded by a banner, a representative from each class bore to the superintendent a bunch of roses, one from each member of the class, and put them on a tray, which was placed in his hands. Mr. Southerton was almost buried beneath them. He made a brief address, and at the close of ' the school he was given the Chautauqua salute, to which he was also forced to respond. Design. 8S!S8i?iJi8!i?iJS!iSi?S8i?SSS8i!SSSSi$SSJ JiSJ 8Si 8 EAGLE'S EUROPEAN TUS. Itinerary Revised to Include Visit to the Passion Play at Ober - Ammergau. ALL PLANS NOW COMPLETED. Details of the Trips and the Various Points of Interest to Be Visited. After several months of careful and systematic work both in this country and abroad the arrangements for the Eagle's European tour are now completed to the most minute detail. Every possible care has been taken to insure to the tourists not only inspection of everything of interest along the routes selected, but every comfort and luxury known to modern travel. The tourist will And that the way has been paved ahead for his complete enjoyment of the tour and that experienced agents of the Eagle have arranged everything ahead, thus insuring immunity from the many vexing problems and discomforts which tho inexperienced tourist abroad is sure to suffer. In order to insure as full a list as possible of the attractions of Europe which the summer will afford the original itinerary has been changed, so as to embrace a visit to Oberammergau during the production of the historic Passion Play. The revised itinerary is as follows: Section A Thirty - five - Day Tour. Wednesday, June 27 Leave New York, steamer Aller, North German Lloyd Line, Hoboken, 3 P. M. Take Barclay or Christopher Ferry, arive at Cherbourg. Friday, July 6 Land at Cherbourg 7 A. M. Take train and arrive in Paris the same day; Hotel Regina. Saturday, July 7 In Paris. Carriage ride all day, visiting points of interest about city. The principal boulevards, Place de la Repub - lique, the site of the Bastile, Notre Dame, the Morgue. Opera House, Galleries of the Louvre, Bon Marche Cluny Museum, Luxembourg Gallery, Hotel des Invalides, Arche de Triomphe, Champs Elysees, Place de la Concorde, Place de Justice, St. Chapelle, the Pantheon, Latin Quarter; lunch at hotel. Leave hotel and cross the Seine. Competent guides furnished. Sunday, July 8 In Paris; tourists will follow their own inclinations. Monday, July 9 Drive to Versailles, via the Bois de Boulogne and St. Cloud, visiting the Palace, the Petit and Grand Trianon. Lunch at hotel at Versailles, returning via Sevres. Competent guides furnished. Tuesday, July 10 Visit exposition; tickets furnished. Thursday, July 12 At 6 P. M., leave Paris by train, arrive at Brussels 11:17 P. M., the same day; Hotel de Fiandres. Friday, July 13 In Brussels and vicinity. Saturday. Julv 14 Leave Brussels 10 A. M lunch and three hours carriage drive at Os - tend; dine on boat and arrive in London at 10 P. M. ; Hotel Cecil. Sunday, July 15 Tourists will follow their own inclinations. Monday, July 16 Carriage drives passing through Piccadilly, Hyde Park, Albert Memorial, Regent Park, South Kensington Museum, Thames embankment. Parliament Buildings, Westminster Abbey, the Tower (go in on a pay day) British Museum. Tuesday, July 17 Day is at disposal of each person to follow own inclinations. Wednesday, July 17 Hotel busses to depot; train to Windsor; visit Castle. Lunch at restaurant or hotel; take carriages to Eton, and Stoke Pogis (cemetery where Grey's elegy was written), back to station; train back to London. Thursday and Friday, July 19 and 20 Follow your own inclinations. Saturday, July 21 Carriage ride to Hampton Court; lunch at the Star and Garter at Richmond. Drive to Kensington Gardens and back to hotel. Sunday, - : July 22 Leave? London at 9:25 A. M., arrive at Southampton 11 A. M. and embark on the steamship Bremen for New York. Tuesday, July 31 Arrive In New York." Section B Fifty - Day Tour. . Wednesday, June 27 Leave New York, steamer Aller, North German Lloyd Line, Hoboken,, 3 P. M. Take Barclay or Christopher Street Ferry. Friday, July 6 Land at Cherbourg at 7 A. M. Take special cars and arrive in Paris same day; Hotel Regina. Saturday, July 7 In Paris. Carriage ride all day visiting points of interest about city the principal boulevards, Place de la Repub - Iique, the site of the Bastile, Notre Dame, the Morgue, Opera House, Galleries of the Louvre, Bon Marche. Cluny Museum, Luxembourg Gallery Hotel des Invalines, Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elysees, Place de la Concorde, Palace de Justice, St. Chappelle, the Pantheon, Latin Quarter; lunch at hotel. Leave hotel and crocs the Seine. Competent guides furnished. Sunday, July 8 In Paris. Tourists will follow their own inclinations. Monday. July 9 Drive to Versailles, via the Bois de Boulogne and St. Cloud, visiting the Palace, the Petit and Grand Trianon; lunch at hotel at Versailles. Returning via Sevres. Competent guides furnished. Tuesday, July 10 Visit exposition; tickets furnished. Wednesday, July 11 Visit shops or exposition; tickets furnished. Thursday. July 12 In Paris. Leave Paris by D P. M. express train in sleeping cars and arrive at Geneva at 9 A. M. Hotel Metropole. Friday, July 13 At Geneva. Three' hours' carriage drive. By 2 P. M. boat up Lake Geneva to Ouchy - Lausanne. Hotel Beau Rivage. Saturday, July 14 By 9 A. M. train to Berne. Lunch at hotel: carriage drive, visiting the Bear Pits and other places of interest. By 4 P. M. train to Lake Thun. Take steamer to' Interlaken, due 7 P. M. Hotel Jungfrau. Sunday, July 15 At Interlaken; rest. Monday, July 16 At Interlaken, taking train to Lauterbrunnen over the Wengern Alpen Road to Grindebvald and back to Interlaken; lunch at Little Schiedeck. Hotel iellevue. Tuesday, July 17 By steamer across Lake Brlenz; railway over Brunig Pass to Lucerne; Hotel Schweizerhof ; lunch at hotel on Brunig Pass. Afternoon, visit Thorwaldsen Lion of Lucerne, Cathedral and bridges. Wednesday, ' July IS At Lucerne. Excursion by steamer to Fluellon; take mountain railway route from Vitznau to summit of the Rigi and back, passing William Tell's Chapel; lunch at Hotel Rigi Kulm. Thursday, July 19 Leave Lucerne by 9:13 A. M. train, via Zurich and Lindau, to Munich, due 7:21 P. M. Hotel Bavaria. Fruday, July 20 Munich - Carriage ride of four hours. Saturday, July 21 To Oberammergau. Lodgings and meals at Oberammergau. Sunday, July 22 Witness "Passion Play"; tickets furnished by conductor. Take evening train to Munich. Hotel Bavaria. Monday, Julv 23 Morning train to Heidelberg; lunch at Stuttgart; arrive 3:05 P. M. Afternoon Carriage drive to the Castle University; guides furnished; Hotel Europe. Tuesday, July 24 Morning train via May - ence to Wiesbaden; Hotel Four Seasons. Wednesday, July 25 At Wiesbaden; carriage through the forest and principal sights. Thursday, July 26 Via trolley to Biebrich on the Rhine; take boat down the Rhine to Cologne; dinner on boat; arrive at Cologne 4 P. M.; Hotel Dom; inspect the Cathedral before dark. Friday, July 27 At Cologne; in the morning visit Church of St. Ursula: carriage ride; lunch at Hotel: leave at 1 P. M.; express due at Amsterdam 7 P. M. ; Hotel Victoria. Saturday. July 2S At Amsterdam; take excursion by boat at 9 A. M. via canals and Zuydcr - Zee to Isle of Marken; lunch on steamer and return to Amsterdam by 4 P. M.; dinner; carriage ride of two hours about Amsterdam: leave Amsterdam about 8 P. M. ; arrive at The Hague about 9:15 P. M.; Hotel Vieuxdoehlen. Sunday, July 29 At The Hague: trolley to Scheveningen and back 3 to " P. M. Monday, July 30 Carriage drive four hours; visiting tho House in the Woods (Queen's Palace) nnd Museums; guides furnished; leave at 8 P. M. via Hook of Holland and Great Eastern Railroad steamer to Harwich. Tuesday, July 31 Take train to London; - Hotel Cecil; rest or follow own inclinations balance of day; suggest visiting National Gallery, St. Paul's and so forth; visit Tates Gallery and places near hotel. Wednesday, August 1 Carriage drive pass ing through Piccadilly. Hyde Park, Albert Memorial, Regent Park, South Kensington Museum, Thames Embankment, Parliament Buildings, Westminster Abbey, The Tower go in on a pay day), British Museum. Thursday, August 2 Day is at disposal of each person to follow own inclinations. Friday, August 3 Train to Windsor; visit Castle; lunch at restaurant or hotel; take carriages to Eton and Stoke Pogis (cemetery whero Grey's Elegy was written), and back to station; train back to London or take boat one way on the Thames. Saturday, August 4 Follow your own inclinations. Sunday, August 5 Follow your own inclinations. Monday, August 6 Carriage ride to Hampton Court; lunch at the Star and Garter; drive to Kensington Gardens and back to hotel. Tuesday, August 7 Leave London 9:25 A. M. ; embark at 11 A. M. on steamer Trave for New York. Wednesday, August 15 Arrive In New York. The following are some of the members of the parties: Miss Kirkman, Miss Simons, Miss Gertrude Corwin. Miss S. F. Small, Mrs. J. B. Beaty, Cornelius Beaty, N. M. Corwin, Andrew J. Provost, Mrs. A. J. Provost. P. J. Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Partridge and son, Bernard Gallagher, the Misses Susie and Irene Gallagher, Professor John Micklebor - ough. Miss Nellie Mickleborough, Mrs. Edward Warner of Canaan, Conn.; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Pearsall, Miss Ethel Pearsall, Miss Jennie Littel, Mrs. A. B. Hurd, Miss Ruth B. Hurd. Miss Catharine Hurd, Miss Eva Kingsley, Mr. and Mrs. B. J. Hall, Miss Mildred Hall, Mrs. C. Eruns, Mrs. Mary Hutching, Mr. and Mrs. A. B. See and Don C. Seltz. NEWS OF THE GUARDSMEN. Twenty - third Expects to Have a Colonel, by Decoration Day Colonel Ogden Said to Be Slated. Next Monday evening the officers of the Twenty - third Regiment hope to be able to decide upon a man for the colonelcy of that organization. The officers did not hold a meeting last night, as had been expected, but it was rumored that Willis L. Ogden will be asked to accept the colonelcy. Major Case, who is now the commanding officer of the regiment, says he has not the slightest idea who will be selected. Major Case says he is not going to resign from the regiment, as some people have suggested he might do. Sentiment is strong for Lieutenant Colonel Ogden, and if the place is offered to him in the proper way, it is said, - h.e will not decline it. It was intimated last night by some of Captain Fred A. Wells' friends, that he would make a very desirable colonel, but he says he would not accept the place under any circumstances. He is a great favorite with the members of Company B, having been captain there for some time. Major Case will decide by Wednesday of this week about calling a meeting of the officers for next Monday evening. At the meeting of officers it will be determined to whom the colonelcy ought to be tendered. A committee will then be selected by Major Case to wait on the favored party, which in all probability will be Lieutenant Colonel Ogden, and ascertain whether or not he will accept the nomination. In case he signifies his willingness to permit his name to be thus used. Brigadier General James A. Mc - Leer, commander of the Second Brigade, will Le asked to fix a date for an election. It was said last night that the Twenty - third would have a colonel to lead the regiment in the Decoration Day parade. The resignation of Captain Fred Wr. Roe, quartermaster of the Twenty - third Regiment, was sent in last night. He has been in the service for ten years, and is compelled to retire on account of business. He has been one of the most faithful of the Twenty - third's men. Lieutenant Thomas B. Walker, battalion quartermaster, will act as quartermaster. The entire Second Brigade has been ordered to participate in the Decoration Day parade. The athletic .committee of the Thirteenth Regiment has made arrangements by which the large swimming tank in the armory will be kept in condition for use by the members every evening. Special ventilating arrangements have Leen made, and the tank will be a summer attraction for the members. Colonel David E. Austen will arrange for special officers' evenings at Manhattan Beach on Friday or Saturday evening as may hereafter be determined, on which occasion any officers at leisure will meet and dine together. Headquarter nights at the Thirteenth armory are designated as follows: May 21 and 28. Mondays; June 12 and 26. Tuesdays; July 12 and 26. Thursdays: August 8 and 22. Wednesdays; September 4, II, 18, 25, and Tuesdays thereafter. All the batteries of the Thirteenth have entered for the pool tournament which opens to - night at the armory. The billiard tournament also opens this evening, with Captain George D. Rodger of Battery K and Private William H. Broas of Battery E in charge. STATEN ISLAND NOTES. Through Borough President George Cromwell the Charter Revision Commission has announced a public hearing for Richmond Borough for next Thursday evening and Staten Islanders are bubbling over In their preparation to assail the charter menders with facts and figures that will show to them how much Richmond Borough has been abused since the old charter went into effect. The plan and scope committee of the Commission, in accordance with the plan outlined of visiting all the boroughs, will meet at the Hotel Castleton. Through President Cromwell a member of the Commission, the committee has asked for the views of citizens especially on the following: The Mayor's term of office and power of removal; the legislative department, regarding the continuation of the Municipal Assembly: municipal ownership; Department of Education; the present borough system; taxes and assessments, and methods of economy in the public service; the Police Department, the organization and powers and the question of a separate Bureau of Elections, and the Board of Public Improvements. In order that there shall be no confusion of speakers at the hearing and that they may take different courses of argument, so that as much ground may be covered as possible, the Citizens' Association of Richmond Borough, together with delegations from the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce and the Democratic General Committee, will hold a meeting at President Cromwell's office, at St. George, this evening, so that a plan of action may be mapped out. At the informal meeting the different matters that Richmond is interested in will be talked over. Richmond wants a change made in the borough system of government. The citizens believe the Borough Board of Local Improvements should be given power to finally decide on improvements designed solely to benefit the borough. The borough presidents' powers should be extended. At present the office Is purely ornamental. Most of all, Richmond wants the Commission to put In the new charter a provision for municipal ownership. They want the city to own the ferry from St. George to the Battery. They have been rooting hard for a tunnel, but the Rapid Transit Commission at its hearing to Richmond's speakers last week gave no encouragement In that line, beside absolutely refusing to talk ferry, arguing that it had no jurisdiction. The people of Staten Island have taken hold of the Charter Commission as a final hope. Outside of the difficulty of getting any public improvements, except after having them passed upon by the city and borough boards of local improvements and often the Municipal Assembly, and the ferry question, Richmond at present has no great objection to make to the present city government. Its general provisions are satisfactory and her speakers will not waste the Commission's time discussing them. Walter C. Kerr of Grymes Hill, president of the National Science Association of Staten Island, has been chosen as a member of the Silver Lake Park Commission. The Commission has Instructed its counsel to prepare a formal demand on Controller Coler for $115,000, the amount provided for the park in the act extending the life of the Commission. The money Is to be raised by an issue of city bonds, so that some time will elapse before work will begin on the park. The carpenters' strike, which has tied up the building trade on Staten Island since March 1, has been amicably settled. The men returned to wort this morning. MB. BEBBI DINES HIS FBIENDS. William Berri, the well known Brooklyn man, gave a dinner last night at the Union League Club, In Manhattan, to a number of his friends, among whom were ex - Mayor Charles A. Schieren, ex - Mayor William Strong. George H. Daniels, Consul to Birmingham Halstead, Grant E. Hamilton, the cartoonist of Judge; W. J. Arkell, Manager Young of the Kings County Electric Light Company, N. Townsend Thayer, Colonel George A. Price, Charles W. Price, George Provost, John A. Sleicher, John A. McKay and Dr. L. L. Seaman. The occasion was a most pleasant one and felicitous speeches were made by Mr. Schieren, Mr. Strong, Consul Halstead, Mr. Daniels and some of the others. NEW VALVE COMPANY. (Special to the Eagle.) Albany, May 16 The Empire Tap and Valve Company of Brooklyn has been incorporated with the Secretary of State. Its capital stock is $100,000, and the directors for the first year are Bernard Gallagher, James W. Hidgway, William H. Smith, Thomas Kel - by and Frank A. Dempsey of Brooklyn. OUR EASTERN POSSESSIONS. Lecture by John Barrett, Former Minister to Siam, Delivered at the Union League Club. John Barrett, minister to Siam during President Cleveland's administration, delivered his address on "Our Eastern Possessions" at the Union League last evening to a large and appreciative audience. He was loudly applauded when he explained how the Eastern ports were opened to American merchantmen and how the United States secured recognition from China and the other great countries of the East. Mr. Barrett's statement that the greatest trouble which this government is experiencing with the Filipinos is due to the bad literature which was circulated among them after the Spaniards had failed to subdue them created considerable interest among his hearers, as it was a new aspect of the case. Ex - Minister Barrett reviewed the war which Spain waged against the Filipinos, and told how that country had failed to conquer them. He spoke of the advent of the Americans, and how the whole world became thoroughly interested in the struggle which was going on in the Philippines. It was at this juncture of his talk that Mr. Barrett placed the responsibility for much of the trouble in the Philippines on Howard W. Bray, a well known Englishman. The speaker said that Bray was a wealthy and influential business man in the Philippines, who had had trouble with the Spanish authorities. For the sake of revenge he besought the aid of Aguinaldo, and encouraged him in his work. He went so far as to introduce Aguinaldo to the United States consul. Admiral Dewey and other prominent Americans. It was largely due to his influence, went on the speaker, that the bad literature was circulated among the Filipinos. It was Bray who was instrumental in having Aguinaldo go to Hong Kong to meet Admiral Dewey, but the Admiral had left then and met him later. Mr. Barrett said Admiral Dewey never approved of giving Aguinaldo so much assistance. The bad literature to which Mr. Barrett attributes most of the trouble the United States authorities have in subduing the Filipinos gave to them the impression which they still hold, that this country is irresponsible and not able to fulfill the promises it has made. He explained how the people are fighting what they believe a great and lasting evil when they refuse to submit to the rule of Americans. The vivid picture which the speaker drew of the lack of respect and recognition shown to the Americans when they arrived at Siam, which was so quickly changed to expressions of the most profound regard and esteem when Dewey so quickly demolished the Spanish fleet on May, 1, 189S, brought forth enthusiastic applause. OPPOSED TO JACQU1LLARD. Bepublicans of Fifteenth Assembly District Form a New Independent Organization. What promises to be a strong opposition to the leadership of Harry Jacquiilard In the Fifteenth Assembly District was launched last night at a meeting held at 715 Broadway in the shape of an organization to be known in the future as the Young Men's Republican Club of the Fifteenth Assembly District. Those who were present at the meeting openly asserted that they were opposed to a one man power, and that it was their determination to depose Mr. Jacquiilard and his few chosen friends. A circular had been sent out inviting Republicans in the district to meet for the purpose of effecting an organization which might be the means of bringing the party back to its former position of power, from which it had fallen within the past few years through the lack of qualified and active men. As a result of this circular, a large and enthusiastic audience was present. William Liebermann was elected temporary chairman and Charles H. Levy, secretary. Chairman Liebermann, in explaining the object of the meeting, said that he was one of the committee which had issued the call. "We believed," said he, "that the Republican organization under the leadership of Mr. Jacquiilard, was too clone a corporation. By their actions the Sixteenth Ward, so far as Republicanism is concerned, has been going backward instead of forward, as it should. It was a solid Republican ward at one time, but now it is a good Democratic ward. It is high time that it was redeemed and brought back to the Republicans. In my opinion if we don't get it back this year we never will. "We are not kickers, and have no intention of kicking against the regular organization. On the contrary, it is our intention to strengthen it. We expect before the election to bring about good results. We have no intention of keeping out any Republican, but will extend the hand of fellowship to all." Augustus P Schmidt was more emphatic of his remarks and proclaimed himself an out and out kicker. He objected to the ward being under the control of one man and declared that it was about time that every fair minded Republican put his stamp of disapproval upon it. Max Schaffer aext spoke in German. He was introduced as an energetic worker for Low, and the result of his work in the ward was shown to be effective in that the vote was double that received by the Republican candidate. He expressed himself as heartily in favor of the movement. Leon Lindy objected to being classed as a kicker, and insisted that he was a straight organization man. "If you intend," he said, "to carry out the substance of your circular and endeavor to strengthen the Republican party, I am with you; otherwise I will not join the movement. The Republican party needs strengthening, and we can give it what it wants If we go about it properly." Charles Levy explained that the organization was to be solely a Republican one, and its purpose to forward the interests of that party alone. Louis Marks spoke in a similar strain. A. P. Smith was selected as chairman of the committee on organization, and will appoint others from each of the election districts to aid him and report at the next meeting, due notice of which will be sent out. OPENED NEW HEADQUABTEBS. The Vigilancia Naval Reserves opened their new headquarters on Wednesday evening with a minstrel show and an orange tea. The rooms were beautifully decorated with palms and rubber plants and a profusion of orange paper. The feature of the evening was the minstrel show. The music was furnished by the orchestra of the College of the City of New York. Those In the circle were: Captain G. W. Matthews, as Mr. Mat, Commander T.. E. Rome as Mr. Rastus, Lieutenant A. E. Young as Mr. Tired, Lieutenant W. J. Wood as Mr. Boo, Paymaster H. H. Downing as Sister Rosebud. Quartermaster E. Leick as Sister Black, Boatswain L. W. Kennedy as Mr. Kinky, Quartermaster C. Warner as Mr. Salt. The orange tea was also successful. The women on the committee were Mrs. G. W. Matthews. Miss C. A. Ruetirnan, Miss Mul - kay and Mrs. Cecil Warner. OF Elements of Danger in Teaching of To - day Pointed Out by Or. Hill is. NEGLIGENTPARENTS CRITICISED In an Address to Members of the Brooklyn Sunday School Union. The May anniversary meeting of the Brooklyn Sunday School Union was held at the Hanson Place Methodist Episcopal Church last night. Silas M. Giddings presided and a chorus of 150 voices from the Training School for Teachers, and Erasmus High School sang several hymns in a praiseworthy manner. The principal event, however, was an address by the Rev. Dr. Newell Dwight Hillis, pastor of Plymouth Church, on "The Importance of Moral Instruction for Children and Youth, in a Republic." Dr. Hillis made a deep impression by his forcibleness and earnestness. Despite the great heat of the evening the church was well filled with Sunday school workers. They applauded Dr. Hillis enthusiastically at the conclusion of his address. On being introduced, he said: "In the highest sense Jesus Christ may be called the discoverer of childhood. In an age when kingdoms were founded upon thrones and armies He announced the monarchy of cradles. Surrounded by jurists and scholars. He placed a child in their midst and crowned its dispositional qualities as the highest types of the heavenly kingdom. Nature can change a small seed into a golden sheaf, an acorn into an acre - covering oak; and Christ announced a power for transforming a bahe into a sage, a hero, a statesman, a seer. For teachers and parents He exhibited the child as a handful of germs and roots to be grown as a bough of unblossomed buds. If Socrates sneered at the grief of a mother weeping for her babe; if Plato suggested that every town or city should select some distant hill top and there build a pen for the exposure of unwelcome children; if Aristotle urged lawa making the drowning of weak babes compulsory upon parents; if Seneca said, 'we slay; the worn out ox and horse and it is not wrath but reason that separates weak children from strong,' in striking contrast therewith Jesus Christ took a child in His arms and in its trust, teachableness and purity discovered forces that threatened thrones and made the might of kings ridiculous. For him the grave itself was not so overarched by awe and mystery as the cradle and His love brooded over the child in His arms as the star stood over the Divine Child in the manger. Down through the ages unto distant generations He sent forth this word, 'Suffer little children to come unto me.' "From that hour his dicipies began to make attractive for all young feet those paths that lead to the temple of knowledge and beauty. Because Christ made childhood sacred, Christian parents and teachers began to make all forms and institutions to exist for the enrichment of childhood. For children laws became just and gentle. For children the wheels of industry turned around. For children the walls and shelves became beautiful. For children schools were founded and colleges strengthened, printing presses ran day and night. For youth homes became happy, music became sweet and high, the gallery and library took on a lustrous grace. Indeed, a new! epoch downed for society. Thenceforth all institutions began to imitate the wise men from the East, who brought to the Divine Child their rich gold and aromatic spices, their frankincense and treasure. To - day - Christ's estimate of childhood is the very heart ar.d genius of Christian civilization." Dr. Hillis spoke of a painting in the Catacombs of Rome, of a Christian disciple teaching a group of young children. That, he said, was the first Sunday school ever established, and from it sprang all the great system of Christian instruction, the college, university, the kindergarten. The Bible, he said, was really the, charter of all Sunday school teachers, and is luminous with instruction for childhood. Moses owed all his greatness to a truly Christian mother, who defied the King of Egypt. "Nothing is stranger." he continued, "than that God put the little child, so absolutely Into the power of its parents, and teachers, so that they are alone responsible for its welfare. In five years they must teach it gram - mer and language, good or bad, a system ot ethics, good or bad. must incline it toward one political party or the other. God pity you if you farm out your child as to moral principles." Dr. Hillis said that Sunday schools were never Intended to take the place of parental instruction wholly. He said that it was a pity that parents of to - day, who themselves have been splendidly taught and grounded in the Bible, were allowing their children to be taught wholly by others. After 12, he said, the child's moral nature is bent and the issue of life and death begun. He spoke of certain elements of danger in the teaching of to - day, a too close reliance on lesson helps and slips. The Bible was needed more and more, he said, as a basis, and not instruction about what people say about it. Children need to be taught the Bible verbally and, that they may find therein a system of right living, to be taught that the Ten Commandments are a basis of prosperity. The present danger was the emphasis too much on non essentials. Dr. Hillis said the fathers of this republic never dreamed that citizens were to be given the ballot unless they were qualified by training, that they never thought it would be used by one class to stab another or that any one should be allowed to vote who was not able to read. "We have created," he said, "a great political engine and have been careless as to who should run it. In this country are 11,000,000 boys and girls who have never crossed the threshold of a church or Sunday school. Just now, too. when parents are giving up the moral instruction of their children the schools have stopped teaching the principles of right living. The great American Book Company, fearing to offend the Catholic on the one side or the Protestant on the other, the agnostic or the infidel, does not let us have a single verse out of the Bible in the school books. The courts in some states have gone so far even as to decree that the Ten Commandments shall not be recited by the teacher or the Lord's Prayer spoken by the teacher." He said that forty or fifty years ago this was different. Then the school readers had many whole chapters from the BibV?T He said, also, that then 200,000 children in Greater New York, the sons and daughters of foreigners principally, had never been in a Sunday school. These children were not born into the world, but damned into it, shipwrecked without any moral influence to guide them. Christianity he defined as the science of right living, the greatest of arts, and the one to be sought for above all others. It is man building, character construction, soul mending, he said. JAPANESE COMMITTEE 3ECEIPTS. The net receipts of the Brooklyn division of the Japarsse committee of the Cuban Orphan Societ.' Fair, held at the Metropolitan Opera House during Easter week, amounted to $343.34. Mrs. Isaac H. Cary was chairman of the committee and Mrs. E. Holden Smith vice - chairman. Mrs. Frederick B. Pratt was chairman of committees and the following were among the attendants at the booths:; Miss Cornelia M. Allen. Miss Dow. Miss Caroline Dow. Mrs. Darwin K. Aldridge, Miss Mary Guild. Miss Mary F. Wissen, Miss C. Hull, Mrs. William H. Cary, Miss Sarah Seaman, Miss Anna Chittenden. Miss Florence B. Marvin, Mrs. Frederick D. Sherman, Miss Elizabeth Whitman, Miss Anna Wilbur, Miss Mary Gould, Miss Jean Palmer, Miss Dora Crane, Miss Doolittle, Miss A. L. Kimball and Miss Clara Lockwood. OVEB HALF A MILLION CAPITAL. (Special to the Eagle.) Albany, May 16 Articles Incorporating the William Ulmer Brewery of Brooklyn have been filed with the Secretary of State. It Is proposed to acquire the property, plant and good will of the business heretofore carried on by William Ulmer and to own and operate that business. The capital stock is $550,000, consisting of shares of $100 each, and the directors for the first year are Catharine Ulmer. John F. Becker and John W. Weber of Brooklyn. They constitute the stockholders, together with Catharine Becker and Carolina Weber. .1

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