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The will of Mrs. Maria Louisa Vanderbilt, the widow of the late William H. Vanderbilt, contains a notable bequest-that of $250,000 to St. Bartholomew's Church, New York City, the money to be used especially in the mission of that church in East Forty-second Street, which Mrs. Vanderbilt had annually and liberally supported. The main building was erected as a gift from her and from her son Cornelius.

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placed at the disposal of a commission to distribute among the families of the dead and wounded in the African war the sum of 400,000 lire ($80,000). In addition to this, the King has given $20,000 to the Red Cross Society.

The late John Maxson Brown, of Manasquan, N. J., who has just died in his eightyninth year, had saved hundreds of persons from drowning. Most of this splendid work was done at times when there was no life-saving station on the New Jersey coast. Our older readers may remember the terrible wreckings of the New Eva, the Cornelius Grinnell, the Catherine Jackson, the New York, and other ships on that coast. Mr. Brown's house near Manasquan had become a pilgrimage place, and he was often visited by those whom he had saved.

According to a dispatch from Washington last week King Oscar of Sweden has done a gracious act in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel D. Youmans, of New York City, who were killed while driving along a mountain road near Bergen, Norway. The State Department has received photographs and a description of the monument erected on the spot from the United States Consul at Bergen. The monument is a roughly hewn shaft resting upon a massive base, with a Norwegian inscription, which, translated, is: "Mr. and Mrs. Daniel D. Youmans, of New York. Met their death here by an accident on the 4th of July, 1896. God's grace be with them." On the reverse side is: "Oscar the Second erected this memorial."


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we have been urging Asthma and Hay Fever Sufferers to begin the constitutional treatment that brings not only relief, but a Cure that Stays. Hundreds have done so, and here's a letter from one of them: DEAR DOCTOR HAYES:

BREWSTER, N. Y., SEPT. 14, 1896.

I am satisfied your treatment has been very helpful and beyond my expectations. The catarrhal symptoms have been much lighter and not of as long duration, and as for Asthma, the effect of the medicines is marvellous. To go to bed and sleep all night is for me, at this season of the year, something I have not been able to do for 30 years. Now I sleep all night and in the morning I am free from the cough that is so weakening and depressing. When I compare myself with others about here who have Hay-Fever and are not taking your treatment, I am away ahead of them. Perhaps I am too enthusiastic, but when one has had this terrible disease for over 30 years as I have, and had given up all hope of a cure. how can one help being enthused. I have one regret having known of your treatment so long that I should be so incredulous as not to be willing to try it till this year. Yours truly BENJ. D. EVERETT.


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The Recreation Department is now ready to furnish for the season of 1897 information and printed matter describing any of the Foreign Winter Resorts to OUTLOOK readers planning to spend the winter traveling abroad. This includes all foreign countries; the resorts of the Mediterrranean and the Islands of the Atlantic and Pacific, as well as the Holy Land, India, Egypt, Africa, Japan, China, etc. We are glad to furnish without charge information pertaining to routes of travel in and places at which to stay in these foreign winter resorts to any reader of THE OUTLOOK Writing and stating what the proposed trip is to be. As the information is gathered at great expense by The Outlook Company, we are pleased to have these facilities freely used by intending travelers. Do not hesitate to write, addressing THE RECREATION DEPARTMENT OF THE OUTLOOK COMPANY,



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Three tours to California and the Pacific Coast will leave New York and Philadelphia January 27, February 24, and March 27, 1897. Five weeks in California on the first tour, and four weeks on the second. Passengers on the third tour will return on regular trains within nine months. Stop will be made at New Orleans for Mardi-Gras festivities on the second tour.


Jacksonville tours, allowing two weeks in Florida, will leave New York and Philadelphia January 26, February 9 and 23, and March 9, 1897. Kate, covering expenses en route in both directions, $50 from New York, and $48 from Philadelphia.


Tours, each covering a period of three days, will leave New York and Philadelphia December 29, 1896, January 21, February 11, March 11, April 1 and 22, and May 13, 1897. Rates, including transportation and two days' accommodation at the best Washington hotels, $14.50 from New York, and $11.50 from Philadelphia.

OLD POINT COMFORT TOURS returning direct, or via

RICHMOND AND WASHINGTON will leave New York and Philadelphia December 26, 1896, January 28, February 20, March 18, and April 15, 1897.

For detailed itineraries and other information apply at ticket agencies or address Geo. W. Boyd, Asst. Gen'l Pass. Agent, Broad Street Station, Philadel phia.

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Tours to the Old World, sailing from New York Janu

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Line, May 15 by the French Line, and May 19 by the
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Algeria and Tunis, the
Island of Sicily, Italy,
the Riviera, Austria-
Hungary, Germany,


Switzerland, Belgium, France, England. Ireland, Scot-
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centers, and points of picturesque interest. Parties limited
in numbers.

Special vestibuled trains will leave New York fre-
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Choice of routes and entire freedom of movement. Dining-
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Other tours to Mexico, Florida, Nassau, Jamica, Round
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Bermuda, West Indies,Venezuela, and Mexico

Sailing from New York Feb. 6, 1897
For Bermuda, St. Thomas, St. Kitts, Guadeloupe,
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St. Domingo, Jamaica, Progreso, Vera Cruz (Mexico),
Havana. Duration, 45 days. Price of passage, $270 and
upward. Send or illustrated pamphlet.

De Potter's First-Class
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Most salubrious part of the town. Large garden. Patronized by several Royal families: H.R. H. THE PRINCESS CLEMENTINE D'ORLÉANS, THE PRINCE and PRINCESS FERDINAND De Bulgarie, PRINCESS STÉPHANIE D'AUTRICHE, ARCHIDUC and ARCHIDUCHESS RÉINIER D'AUTRICHE, PRINCE and PRINCESS DE SAXE COBOURG GOTHA, etc., etc. Sanitary arrangemenfs perfect; made by English engineers. Modern comfort: electric light; lift baths; billiard; tennis-ground. C. GUILLON, Proprietor.


Largest, finest, and best. Electric light throughout.
American home
C. RATHGEB, Prop. (Swiss).


GERMANY Furnished Rooms with or without board," Pension," from M.3.50 ($.85) per day. American references.

Hôtel de la Grande-Bretagne et de la Gare

Corinthe (Greece)

First-class Hotel, near the station. Bain dans l'Hôtel.
Proprietor, P. PELOPIDES.



Electric light. Lift. Frequented by American visitors.
G. & R. BONERA, Prop'rs.


Hotel Royal des Etrangers

The most comfortable and fashionable hotel in Naples. Electric light in every room. F. TORDI, Manager.


FRENCH PROTESTANT LADY, knowing English perfectly, would take two young ladies to finish their education with her daughter. Large Chateau, 16 rooms: greenhouse and garden near the sea. Refined, beautiful home. Terms, including French, $500 per annum each. Painting, drawing, or music by special professors Consul, Calais; Mrs. Chas. Chamberlin, New Rochelle, N.Y. Madame DISNEY, Chateau Green, Calais, France.

Mediterranean Countries extra but moderate. References, American or English

Leaves NEW YORK January 5, 1897. Strictly First
Class. Twelfth Season. For particulars address
Mrs. M. A. CROSLEY, 502 Bedford Av., Brooklyn, N.Y

European Winter Resort

INNSBRUCK, TYROL, AUSTRIA 1,900 feet above the sea, with dry, bracing climate; center for Sleighing Excursions; fine University, Hospital, etc. HOTEL TIROL Large, airy, sunny rooms, well furnished; superior (Open all the year.) cuisine; modern conveniences. Best references. Reduced rates in winter. Ilustrated pamphlets on application. CARL LANDSEE, Prop'r.



The Abbey Hotel ABBEY GATE
George and Abbotsford Hotel

HIGH STREET. The only First-class Hotels in
Melrose, both overlooking the ruins, and only two min
utes' walk from Railway Station. Hotel Buses attend
all Trains.
G, HAMILTON, Proprietor,

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Rockledge, Fla. Home like and attractive. Northern help. Orange groves the Queen of West Indian ATLAS LINE bearing Hunting, excellent fishing. Send for ill. book. H. E. BEMIS, Mgr., Mohonk Lake, N. Y.

Islands, by the

offers exceptional advantages to persons seeking a vacation of limited duration for health and rest. The trip from New York to Jamaica and return can be made in 17 days. Send for illustrated booklet.

General Agents, 24 State St., New York.

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H. P. SHARES, Prop'r, New Haven, Conn.

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New York

The Gleason


1852 ELMIRA, N. Y. 1896

A real home for those seeking health, rest, and recreation. Under the care of regularly graduated physicians of long experience in this special line of practice. Location high and sheltered. Climate dry and equable. Fine views of city, river, and hills. Perfect sanitary conditions. Skilled attendants to give all forms of baths, electricity, massage, Swedish movements, etc. Cuisine homelike and dainty. House thoroughly heated by steam and open fires. Large Solarium heated by steam. Safety Hydraulic elevator. Gas and electric bells. Telephone and livery. All the comforts of a well appointed home. Send for illustrated booklet.

A Very Comfortable Resting-Place for an

Invalid can be found by addressing Box 113, Centre Moriches, Long Island. Sunny rooms, overlooking South Bay. Especially adapted for cases of nervous prostration.

Piney Woods Hotel Dr. Strong's Sanitarium

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Beechwood Villa Lexington Avenue

Corner Fourth Street, Lakewood, N. J.-New house, with every modern convenience: centrally located: reasonable rates. M.A. PAUL.


Cor. Madison Ave. and Sixth St., LAKEWOOD, N.J.
Now open.
Address Miss A. M. MYERS.



Charming winter resort. Climate beyond compare. Headquarters for all tourists to the

great Lick Observatory; a matchless ride. Send for illustrated souvenir.



Clifton Avenue, between Second and Third Streets, PRIVATE BOARD Lakewood, N. J.

FOREST LODGE "Will make special rates until January" For circulars address THOS. NOBLE, Lakewood, N. J.


Illustrated book, describing Colorado Springs, sent on request by E. BARNETT. Proprietor.


Crest View Sanitarium

Greenwich, Conn.

A quiet, restful establishment for the care and treatment of chronic invalids. Unexceptional location and surroundings for health, rest, or ecreation. H.M. HITCHCOCK.M.D.


"Untouched by the Frost"

Tropical Florida at



The Punta Gorda, on Charlotte Harbor, accommodates 300. Opens in December. Tarpon fishing, shooting, boating, driving; 400 feet of veranda. Plenty of fruit. Special rates for the season. For pamphlet address F. H. ABBOTT, Room 23, 131 Devonshire St., Boston, Mass.

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Saratoga Springs, N. Y.

For health or pleasure. The appointments of a firstclass Hotel. Elevator, electric bells, sun-parlor, and promenade on the roof. Suites of rooms with baths. Massage, Electricity, all baths and health appliances. New Turkish, Russian, and Natural Sulphur-Water baths. Dry tonic air, Saratoga water, croquet, lawn-tennis, etc. Open all the vear. Send for illustrated circular.

North Carolina

TRYON, Western North Carolina, on the Ashe ville and Spartanburg Railroad in the Blue Ridge Thermal Belt. Delightful winter climate; unexcelled for healthfulness and grand mountain scenery. Pine woods. Good board in a beautiful location. Mrs. CANNON.

OAKDENE TRYON, No. Car.-Located in the Thermal Belt; unsurpassed climate; comfortable house, fronting south; bright, sunny rooms, porches, and grounds. BOX 55.

South Carolina

Pines Pines Pines Pines AIKEN, S. C.

The Highland Park

Opens December 1st. A high-class winter resort, accommodating 300. Driest climate east of the Rockies. Plenty of sunshine. Purest water. Golf, Fox-Hunting, and Polo. Write for book Second season management of PRIEST & EAGER, Aiken, S. C.



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LASSES FOR ATTENDANTS in the care of convalescents, feeble elderly persons, little children and chronic cases, will continue throughout the winter under the auspices of the Massachusetts Emergency and Hygiene Association. For details apply to the instructor, Dr. ANNA G. RICHARDSON, between 3 and 5 P. M., 92 Charles Street, Boston.


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91 and 93 Fifth Avenue, N. Y. Announce the Sale of the Library of the late Henry F. Sewall, of this City. A large and valuable collection covering a wide range of topics and a long time in the history and practice of the art of printing. The department of Old English Literature is probably the most extensive and the most interesting, comprising first and early editions of many famous writers. Books of emblems and fables are many, and the works of famous artists and illustrators. There are choice works of bibliography a few extraillustrated volumes; specimens of fine binding. In addition to the precious older books, the library contains a representative gathering of modern literature.

The sale of part II. will take place November 30th and following days, and the concluding sale will follow in January next.






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Want advertisements of thirty words or less will be published under this heading at one dollar a week. Four cents a week is charged for each word in excess of thirty.

A YOUNG LADY wishes position as mother's assistant; fond of children; competent to do all family sewing; can assist children with lessons. Willing to make herself generally useful. Good reference. Address B. A., No. 2,161, care of The Outlook.

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