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The Home Club

The Need of Public Baths The Boston (Mass.) Board of Education has decided to put baths in the new Paul Revere school building. The visitor to a school where the children come from tenement-house homes of the poorer class is impressed with their restlessness. The lack of color, the emaciated condition of these pupils, are convincing proofs that this restlessness is not due to suppressed energy, but to discomfort. The clothing is often so dirty as to add to its weight. In winter it is usually too thick for the temperature of the room; but, more than all else, this restlessness is due to the condition of the skin. If, by law or persuasion, every child could be compelled to bathe its whole body from the day it is able to perform such service, the entire school population would show improvement. Physicians who are more than mere physical healers admit that immorality and the diseases due to immoral practices can be traced to uncleanliness; that for thousands of children perfect cleanliness would mean moral salvation. When this truth is the accepted motive for philanthropic effort, we shall have public bath-houses on every block of our tenement-house districts. So much of our energy is applied to the mere surface of things! What we want is to work with nature, which is but another name for God, from the moment a child is born; not to wait until the forces that make for divinity are distorted, misshapen, diverted to evil, and then begin a work of reformation. Cleanliness is the first necessity for spiritual, moral, and physical perfection. That cleanliness is impossible in thousands of homes in our land to-day we know. That in thousands of others the choice is between decency and cleanliness we know. That public baths are not the familiar institution of every city and town having a laboring population is a reproach to democracy.

A History Club

An interesting experiment began in New York last year. It was called the City History Club, and has for its purpose the increasing of a knowledge of the history of the city of New York among its citizens of all classes. A number of classes under the control of some of the best teachers in the public schools were organized in the tenement-house districts, and held after school hours in chapels and clubrooms. These classes were conducted by the teachers to historic places in and about the city. Their studies led them to the Museum of Art, the Museum of Natural History, the Navy-Yard, to historic points above the Harlem. Books were eagerly read, and a new conception was given of the development of the Nation. The classes will be led by these teachers this winter-a generous act which should be fully known and appreciated. A number of monographs on places of historic interest in and about the city will be written by several members of the club who are not teachers, which will doubtless be printed later

for the benefit of the classes and the increas

ing of the knowledge of the citizens of the greatest city in the country.

A Home Franchise

The housekeepers of New York are watching with interest the attempt of a fuel gas company to obtain a franchise to lay pipes in the city. The housekeeper who has made experiments with fuels knows the many advantages of gas as a fuel. Its cost is its one disadvantage. Why the established gas companies do not attach separate gas-meters for cooking and heating gas stoves, and reduce the price of gas for these purposes, is a mystery. It certainly would greatly increase the sale, and to a degree make the companies public

benefactors.

Directions for Making a Silk Rag Rug Collect remnants of silks, ribbons, satins, and velvets. The white and faded materials must be dyed red, yellow, and blue. Much of the beauty of the rug depends upon having these bright colors. For a rug one yard and twelve inches long and thirty-three inches wide, three pounds and a quarter of silk is required.

After removing selvages, cut the silk one half inch wide; thin silk wider, and heavy satin and velvet narrower. The cut pieces should vary in length from two inches to nine.

It is well to have every sixth piece of black or dark color and five inches long, and the various colors distributed between as regularly as possible.

When sewing the pieces together, lap the two ends without doubling the silk, and sew with No. 70 black thread, putting in four stitches all in the same place. By sewing in this way the thread will not show in the finished work, and the pieces will not pull apart when knitting. Two needles are required, fifteen inches long and half an inch round. Cast on eighty-eight stitches and knit firmly as possible forward and back, garterstitch one yard and five inches long. widen one stitch one side only each time For the border, begin with one stitch and across until there are twelve stitches. Knit

in the same manner as the body of the rug, but the colors are arranged differently. Knit four times across with black. Then six until of the required length. This may be times with the bright mixed colors. Repeat ascertained by counting the stitches in both center and border, then narrow off to match the first end. Make the four pieces prepared for the border of the precise length and width of the body of the rug.

Sew the border on with strong black thread, being careful to match stitches.

Some Questions and Answers

C. D.

Dear Outlook: Could you kindly mention what is the best means of getting rid of fish-bugs or silvermoths? I was told that a year or two ago you gave a sure measure for accomplishing that end.

A SUBSCRIBER.

Will some of the readers of this column kindly answer the above request? Another subscriber wishes to know how to clean Benares brass. Perhaps some subscriber can give suggestions. Another subscriber asks for directions for making vinegar.

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Dear Outlook: Are there any exercises especially It is needless

likely to increase height? Would you mention such
in your Home Club Department? That is, for chil-
dren 12-16. What are average heights of boys and
girls at 12-14-16 years of age?

PATER.

began giving lessons recently to a club of A successful teacher of physical culture girls whose whole lives have been, and apparently will be, lived under unhygienic conditions. These girls lace tightly, stand badly, and walk badly. The question of standing was being discussed. An examination by the teacher revealed that out of twenty-eight girls only one carried herself as a healthy woman should. The teacher gave them this rule for increasing their apparent height and their pose and walk: Stand with the feet placed firmly on the floor, hold the arms straight down by the side, with the palm open and apparently pressed down on a hard post as if to raise the body, and the head carried as it would be if one attempted to push up a heavy weight above the head. This would straighten out all the muscles, and have a tendency to increase the height.

Dear Outlook: Many persons are greatly disturbed by their hair combing out when dressing their hair. This occurs generally in the late summer or autumn months. There is no cause for alarm. It is the No hair tonic

natural process of renewal going on.

or hair renewer should be used to prevent or rather time it will stop falling, and new hair will insensibly to attempt to prevent the hair falling, as after a be growing in. Keep the hair well brushed and the

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The Election and General Trade

The Election and

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The Business World

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The effect of the election on the money marMoney Market ket was immediate and significant. While it had become evident to most people that Mr. Bryan would be defeated, there had nevertheless been much apprehension, resulting in the hoarding of gold. In our last issue we called attention to the fact that on one day there had been a flurry in the market and the scare had sent up money to 100 per cent. The next day the action of the New York City banks relieved the situation, brokers who absolutely needed money being furnished by call loans on stocks and bonds. Notwithstanding that assistance, there was on Monday of last week another flurry, money advancing to 25, 50, and even 96 per cent., falling again to 25 per cent. The day after election the rate for call money dropped to 6 per cent, Since then rates have been easy at about 4 per cent. Much of the gold which had been hoarded was released. A great business has been done in gold during the past month, and the premium for it has been from a quarter of one to one per cent. Directly after election this premium disappeared, and there was so great a rush to the Treasury to exchange it for legal tenders that Mr. Jordan, the Assistant Treasurer of the United States, had actually to refuse to receive gold for greenbacks, the facilities of the SubTreasury at New York City being inadequate. The banks, however, made exchanges or took the gold on deposit. Their willingness to make loans which they had previously declined was an evidence of the meaning of the election. The bank clearings for the past week increased 3 per cent. over the previous week, but represented a decrease of 12 per cent. compared with a like total last year.

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St. Paul and Duluth (Preferred) 81 St. Paul, Minneapolis, and Manitoba.... Since the election the daily trading in stocks has been larger than at any period during the last year and a half. The week's total sales amount to over 2,000,000 shares, as against 1,200,000 shares for last week, and 1,300,000 for the current week in 1895. In the bond market the activity was also notable, and, as in the stock market, there was here an advance of from one to seven points. The week's transactions in this market have been the largest for the past year and a half, the total last week aggregating almost $15,000,000, as against $7,200,000 for the week previous, and nearly $10,000,000 for the corresponding period a year ago. Government bonds were strong last week, the new 4's rising from 116% to 120. The following table indicates last week's advances in certain well-known securities:

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By the resolutions adopted in August last, the total cost is limited to $30,000,000, and a stipulation is made that the southern terminus should be at or near the Post-Office; that the route should be along Park Row, Elm Street, and Fourth Avenue to or near the Grand Central Station, where it should divide into an East and West Side route; that the West Side route should proceed under Forty-second Street, Broadway, and the Boulevard, to a point above One Hundred and Twenty-fifth Street, the East Side line running under Park Avenue and, where needful, over private property to as far beyond the Harlem River as the cost would permit. Mr. Parsons tells us that the soil underlying Elm Street is of excellent material for carrying on tunnel construction, and that as compared with the old scheme the proposed new route entirely escapes the difficulties of construction that were present along Broadway incident to the heavy traffic, cable railways, complications of sub-surface structures, and the care of abutting buildings. He makes a sensible proposition that the West Side line should find a temporary stoppingplace at One Hundred and Thirty-fifth Street, where it could connect with the cable or electric railway which the Third Avenue Company is to build over the Boulevard and Kingsbridge Road to Yonkers. Regarding the East Side route, Mr. Parsons tells us that if the road be carried all the way up Park Avenue alongside the Harlem Railroad to the Harlem River it will encounter the strenuous opposition of abutting property owners, while if it be carried to the east of Fourth Avenne it will be brought into close traffic-conflict with the Second and Third Avenue elevated lines. It seems to Mr. Parsons that the people residing in that neighborhood can be served at less expense by improving the facilities of the latter lines rather than by building new ones. Mr. Parsons plans for a four-track road to Forty-second Street. If the easterly extension northward be by Park Avenue, he finds that there is room for only two tracks on the west side of the Harlem Railroad to One Hundred and Tenth Street, but from that point northward his estimates provide for a third track to be used for express trains. On the West Side line provision is made for a two-track road through Forty-second Street and up Broadway to Fiftyeighth Street, from which point a three-track road proceeds to Ninety-eighth Street.

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New York Central:

The Latest Scheme of Rapid Transit for New York City

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A new scheme of rapid transit for New York City has been submitted by Mr. W. B. Parsons, Chief Engineer of the Rapid Transit Commission.

INTEREST ALLOWED ON DEPOSITS

subject to check or on certificate.

WALTER G. OAKMAN, President.
ADRIAN ISELIN, JR., Vice-President.
GEORGE R. TURNBULL, 2d Vice-President.
HENRY A. MURRAY, Treas. and Sec.

J. NELSON BORLAND, Assist. Treas. and Sec.
DIRECTORS

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The National Council of Jewish Moines, Memphis, and Indianapolis, industrial

Women

The National Council of Jewish Women will hold its first general Convention in New York City November 15-20. It is the only such organization of the Mothers and Daughters in Israel in this country or in any other. But three years old, it has already accomplished very much in the work which it has undertaken. It was founded almost by accident. A committee of Chicago Jewesses had been appointed to call a congress of Jewish women in connection with the Parliament of Religions held at the World's Fair. They found much difficulty in reaching the scattered bands of their co-religionists, and gradually conceived the idea of forming a National organization. This committee, with the co-operation of several gentlemen, collected some of the traditional melodies of the synagogue and published them under the title "Songs of Zion." This was but the beginning of their labors. After a most successful congress on September 7, 1893, resolutions were passed looking to the formation of the Council. They said: "That the National Council of Jewish Women shall (1) seek to unite in closer relations women interested in the work of religion, philanthropy, and education, and shall consider practical means of solving problems in these fields. (2) Shall encourage the study of the underlying principles of Judaism, the history, literature, and customs of the Jews, and their bearing upon their own and the world's history. (3) Shall apply knowledge gained in this study to the improvement of the Sabbath-schools and in the work of social reform."

schools. In St. Paul, a vacation manual-
training school. In Kansas City, kindergar-
ten and free baths. In Savannah, a kinder-
garten. In Baltimore, an employment bureau.
In Marion, Ind., a congregation; and in New-
ark, a working-girls' club.

But the work of the Council is only begun.
It is hoped that through this general gathering
a new impetus will be given to the work and
the workers. The meeting will take place at
"The Tuxedo," Madison Avenue and Fifty-
ninth Street, and will be open to the public.
Papers will be presented and read upon vari-
ous subjects of interest, such as "The Social
Aspect of Women's Clubs," "Children the
Hope of the World," "The Crowded Districts
of Great Cities," etc. A motto and badge will
be adopted and plans for the expansion and
perfection of the Council's aims will be dis-
cussed. The result of such careful organiza-
tion and earnestness must bring about great
results, benefiting the members of the Council
and all with whom they have to do.

C. H. L.

Ocius Admotis Ire Redire Votis
All afternoon by wood and field I flew,

So swift, so silent, that the woodland things
Were hardly checked in their fond gambol-
ings,

But glad and unaffrighted stood to view.
The sky was clear; the soft wind briskly blew,

And whirled the dust in little wanton rings,
And in the breeze my laughing soul took
wings,

And built her airy castles all anew.

How cheerful, on the downward slope to steer
My slender pathway, shod with winged
wheels!

What simple pleasure momently to hear
My good steed breast the crunching roadway
well,

On January 2, 1894, the National constitution and the constitutions for the local sections were adopted. This provided for an Executive Committee, consisting of its officers, one vice-president for each State, and ten directors. It provides also for two standing committees, one on Religion, the other on Philanthropy, the former having a sub-committee on Religious Schools. Programmes prepared by these committees and the National Board are issued annually for the guidance of the local sections. In these are to be found excellent courses of study in religion and phi- Cough or Throat Trouble is "Brown's Bronchial

lanthropy, together with bibliographies and lists of suggested topics for essays and discussions. The first section of the Council was organized in Quincy, Ill., and by May, 1895, eleven sections, with 1,300 members, had been founded. In May, 1896, there were thirty-three sections, with 2,642 members, to which fifteen sections have since been added. The spread of the Council has been brought about by the activity and self-sacrifice of Mrs. H. G. Solomon, the National President; Miss Sadie American, the General Secretary; and Mrs. C. S. Benjamin, Chairman of the Committee on Philanthropy. These ladies have assisted by lip and pen in carrying the Council all through the land, engaging the interests of thousands in its purposes.

The Committee on Religion, with Mrs. Minnie D. Louis, of New York, at its head, has prescribed special courses in its sphere for a large number of "study circles." The SubCommittee on Religious Schools, Miss Julia Richman, Chairman, has done excellent work in suggesting many improvements as to the sanitary conditions and pedagogic methods of the Sunday-schools.

The Committee on Philanthropy can show wonderful progress under the leadership of Mrs. C. S. Benjamin. The National Council of Jewish Women has founded the following charitable institutions during its short term of existence: In New York, a mission school for poor Jewish children, and a home library. In Chicago, a mission school and vacation manual-training school, as well as a co-operation of existing women's societies in opening a workroom for "unskilled" women. In Pittsburg, a mission school with friendly visiting to the families of the pupils. In Allegheny, the same. In Albany, mission school and friendly visiting. In Cincinnati, mission school and vacation manual-training school. In Denver, mission school, industrial school, free baths, night school, and a Jewish corner in the public library. In Memphis, mission school and friendly visiting. In Washington, Atlanta, and Minneapolis, mission schools. In Des

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