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judge Rufus W. Pad-bna of the court of Ap?
peals wrote 'he opinion 0f the majority of the
Judges in the Important case of .John O'Brien and
Hen-en Clark, the Aqueduct contractors, against
the city, which was decided last wo*k. Judge
peckham has grown greatly In the public cateena
in his teven yearn1 of service on the bench Of the
highest court of the State. His father, the elder
Rufui v>- Packham, had ended a successful career
on the beach bv lils death In the Ville de Havre
accid.-nt at rea thirteen .'.'ins before his son became
a member "f the court which his father had
adorned. Judge Peckham's in lependence was notice?
able when 'h.- election cases of UM wire before
th- Court of Vppeala. Mis opinion in th.- Onondaga
County case was un eloquent and forcible denuncia?
tion of the disfranchisement of 1,200 vot.-ts of thal
county. His opinions arc written in a graceful but
vigorous stvl ? Ile will be, when Judge Kuri re
tir, - the oldest of the Democratic judges of service.
His term will end in December, im
Thc Couit of Appeals decision in the ouse of
O'Hrien -. Clark against the city extinguishes
claims for ">\tra work" amounting to several
minion donara, bat the |#gn| questions which arose
were somewhat technical. The counsel for the
alty were not required to show that the woYk was
R. W. PBCKHAM.
not done or that the representatives of the Aque?
duct engineer had rot ordered the work performed.
The representatives of the city lind simply to r. st
on the proposition that the Aqueduct Commissioners
had no right to bind the city to the payment for
any work other than that included in the con?
tracts. The contractors might have known by
reading the law that the power of the Commis?
sioners was limited, nnl they took the risk of
possible loss if they performed additional labor
outside of that calle,) for by the contract. The
affirmance <>f Judge Ingraham's opinion given at
the Trial Term is highly compliment;,!-.*, to that
judges clearness of perception In a case where
manx ingenious and eloquent counsel were citing
conflicting authorities, and where the interests
Involved were extremely larg.-. The opinion of
Ju.Ice Incraham formed tbe basis of th.- argu?
ment made bv the Judges of the General Term, and
apparently at the Court of Appeals, His linea ot
?ling were closely foiiow-e.i, and the cases on
which he vested Iris decision were accepted as con?
clusive by the appellate tribunals. The Oeneral
Term was unanimous in ntlirnnng Ju.lg- In
grannm's position, but In the Court of Appeals
th.- decision was by the divided Court. Th.- conn?
ed on either side Included some of the ablest mem?
bers of the New-Tork bar. The result of the .le
ctM-ns will make contractors careful In the future
not to perform large amounts ol' extra work with?
out ascertaining whether the city can be held liable
for rayment. _
Many of the other decisions of the Court of Ap?
peals last week w-re of comparatively little im
penance, hut two OT thr.- of them were on ques?
tions ..f some put.Mc interest. The principal point
il- led in thc I...rubia murder case was that a
juror was Incompetent where h.* expreaaed a strong
prejudice against any one who carried firearms, as
the defendant did, and sj.] that h.- did nol kn om
whether he arouM give tho defendant a fair trial,
but th.ugtu that he might be affected one waj or
anoth. r by prejudice. Th- success of th<* suit by
Levi I*. Morl n against the city may lead to other
act!-ns by n mons whose houses have been ren?
dered undesirable aa dwellings by tbe nolac and
Quaking itv a by the pumping stations of the
aqueduct within tbe city limits, in some eaaea
considerable Injury hus resulted to property own?
ers, but it was considered doubtful whether any
suit for damages could be successfully prosecuted,
Profes-o.r Austin Abbott Dean of the miwrslty
Daw School, ia allandy busily occupied in differ*
ent way.-., being a practising lawyer, a lecturer and
a legal author, but not satisfied with tba duties
he has heretofore hud. he has hegnn a new enter?
prise, by editing "The University Law Review,"
of which the first number his just appeared As
explained in the opening editorial, the magazine is
designed to aid In pr seating the law as ii ls to?
day with comparmtrvel) little attention to thc his?
tory of the law, or to ancient legal doctrine.-. The
number ot current reported cases ,s SO large and
tba d-slrt* to obtain th.- latest decisl. n on any point
is so great that a review devote.i especially to the
most recent phar.es of the constantly changing ex
position of the law- in the courts will have an im?
portant place among legal periodicals.
A decision of Judge Romany, in the iupremc
Court for the VIlth District, granting a new trial
In an accident case, ls based upon a principle which
ls apparently new in this State. It has been fre?
quently held by thc courts in this BtatC that no
damages can be recovered from a negligent par?
son or corporation for purely mentul suffering
caused by the negligence. In some other States tin
courts have held corporations responsible for an?
guish and mental suffering, caused by failure to
deliver a telegram or by som- oSher careless act,
but in this State there has been a ditT.-i-ut rub?
in the rune in which Judge Rumsey gave .i decision
a woman was alniut to take n street-car in Roches?
ter, and hs she was standing nady to step upon
the platform another car going In the opposite di?
rection approached, and the horses became frlght
en.-rt so thi-1 they almost ran over the woman, al?
thone! tl. v were checked just before they touched
her. The flight and excitement caused the woman
to faint, and the shock resulted in a serious Illness.
Judge Rumsey holds that, although the verdict
could not be founded upon tbe mental suffering
sion*, when that suffering caused a physical ail?
ment the injured person might reeover a verdict
against thc corporation whose employes had been
negligent In causing the injury.
.luige Billie of rhlliid-iphia has discovered the
name of the disease from which many person.',
who bring suits against railway companies suffer.
In n eaat before him the plaintiff refused to allow
her arm to ba examined try a. physician chosen by
the defendant to ascertain Whether her injuries
were as great as she alleged. In spite of the de?
cision of the United Btatea Supreme Court, that
a p-sysi^-il examination of an unwilling plaintiff
could not be made la the Federal courts, Judge
Biddle decided thal th- plaintiff must allow the
examination In this case. After referring to arni, nt
proe-edings. In which the examination was per?
mitted, he said: "In our day it li the 'spin-' for
injuries to which mill* ema of dollars have been re?
covered, and which, from Its great pre-eminence
In this Uric, la known to suitors as the 'railway
Bpine.' Even with all the skill which is applied to
an Investigation of an alleged Injury to that, the
sult'-r ran often set science at defiance. With in?
vestigation refused, any defence to an alleged
Injurv to this part of the jierson would be hope?
An entertaining controversy is In progress In
legal Journals in which lawyers In Chicago, Huffalo
ani Washington are displaying warmth unusual
anscpt in the heat of Important trials. The con?
test began In an apparently Innocent and BWB
attractive pictorial sketch In "The Chicago Uw Jour
nal," representing a handsome boy and girl, bear?
ing underneath the title, "Our Grandchildren."
and the names of the children. They were the
grandson and granddaughter of Mrs. Myra Hr;vi
well, the editor of the paper, whose husband, son
and daughter are all lawyers, and who has herself
completed a law course. Irving Hrowne, who con?
tributes to several law Journals, wrote in one or
th?,m; "We want lt distinctly understood that In
th* character of grand la tl) r we take water from
nobody, and challenge all comers at catch-weights,
bar norie, not exceeding three years old und three
months old, respe-tiveiy. The parties can be In?
terviewed at Huffalo." Orandfather Hrowne not
long afterward levelled a letter from one of the
Justices of the I'nlted States Supreme Court, In
which the writer said: "1 do not want to say any?
thing In disparagement of the condition of one
having om> two grandchildren, i haw mys-dr
been through thal chrysalis state of existence,
but you sh..id I modestly remember thal while once
a grit nd fat h-r a man ls entitled to consideration,
twice a grandfather to respect, yet it ls only when
he ls three times a gran Ifattier that he becomes
an object of veneration." He then proceeds to
dilate on his own advantages In the possession of
"the three finest babies ev.*r born Into this world."
Mr. Hrowne. continuing the report of the case, "in
re" grand, hi)dr. n. prepared two or three poetic effu
aions on the virtue*, of his grandchildren, und, rea?
ring to thc boast of the Justice of the Supreme (*.,ui t
of the dlgnlt) of his position of a three-times grand?
father, says that he entertains strong Ropes "that
we shall attain that triple dignity In a much shorter
period than lt requires to reach a cause for argu?
ment In the learned gentleman's court." 'The
Chicago Legal News'* returns to the attack hy
saying that the only photograph which has been
1". **?" Punished is that of Its grandchildren,
ano lt offers to publish the portraits of the grand
Elren of either Mr. Browne or the Justice of the
?erne Court, and so have the competition fairly
ra tba public. The Supreme Court Justice ts
thus far ahe ol i.. .>~
the "uffalo law JjiJPh?n ""mh^ of grandchlldr-n.
duced, and '-The nhitn.the i*"**0'"*' Of poetry pro
fresentatlon of th-. An^ROi. *-"Ml s?*" ??* ,!ie
thus far form, d a nar, Y fp?'to,rr"ph" wh,ch have
a part or the controversy.
NATIONAL GUARD AFFAIRS.
nf.w oDBsmoin poi -rm. hkeb ntopnT ix
THU l.x.i RlOUIEfT-WllO Witt BK
MAJOR OP thi: 71-r r.r.(.:Mi.M"
Arter th- present season the Hiker Trophy will
De beM pernuin-ntly by th- company In the 12th
Regiment which wins lt. Th- trophy ls a hand?
some and valuable ene and thg announcement
next yea,- lt will b- wm -for keeps" baa eau '
considerable stir among the shooting men of Colonel
Dowda command. At present the winning com
pany is obliged to accept s challenge within one
month after winning it, and it is held bv the winn r
until the n.xt competition.
Company n. Captain Charles s. Hums, baa won
th.* trophy ao often that there baa been - udder
able simulation ,; i to whether or nol these "sharp "
COOM ba beaten by any team Which could 1- gol
together in tbe regiment. The team from Com?
pany I" Juts mad.- a g.,,,,! showing recently, and
ao hav.- the men chosen to represent the Held,
ana non-commissioned staff. Thc trophy would
tnake ;t han.ison.mament In the Coard of
i'iiic.-rs room, but whether or not the Company
b men win allow it to go th.-r.- remains to be
Lieutenant-Colonel McCoakry Butt has don- a
good ,i,.ai t,, infuse life in the team from head
quarters. He ls full of enthusiasm himself snd an
indefatigable w,.ik-r. H. no doubt Intends to try
at least to make the team from the Held and staff
the b.st otu- in the regiment. With such a worker
aa be is to accomplish thia purpose, Company li
win have to take care w it hopes t.> te p the
Hiker Trophy ;,s ii permanent ornament for Ita
Company lt of the 71st Regiment, < Villain Clin?
ton ll. Smith, had a pl.-ri-,mi reception ut the
Harlem op, ra House li.,ii on V- ? . ? . .? night,
The .pi.-.M,,,1 ,,f th- s-le. lion of a second major ls
again discuss. I in the 71st, and Cnptaln .-'.
name la once more m ntloned prominently for Ihe
Place. Th'-t-e is no question about the fact that
Captain Smith would greatl) regr. ? ? from
thc command of Company H. His relations arith
his men are extremely cai ld ind so far ns
captain Smith la concerned, lhere ls no doubt that
should he consul: his own private feelings, he
would much prefer to stay where bi ls than lo take
the vacant tull office, Without don . however,
there is a certain legitimate pi | ie im being promoted
and whether or nm Captain Smith would refuse
the place can mily be determined wi,mi it ls otter l
Th- .'jd Regiment held Us winter athletic gamea
at the armory on Wednesday night. They were
a success in every way. a little disappointment
was tcit about tb.- small-sUed "hitch" which oc?
curred In reference to the team from the 7th Regi?
ment in th- relay race. Tn.- team was al I
entered as representing the 7th Regiment. Cut a
nil.- of the 7th Regiment Athletic Association was
brought out which prohibits athli tea In tin aa ?>
elation from competing in sames outside .-t the
armory as representatives ot th- "th Regiment,
and tins rub- was adhered to. Tb- fad that lhere
was such a rule In existence prevented s defeat
fiom being seored up against ihe regiment, as the
team from the 28d won with nae.
Company R of th- 12th Regimi ? I n-l I a pl. .-.mt
reception at the armory on Wednesday evening.
r!i.re seems to be eotne reason to bell.-v. n.at
the 9th Regiment will hav.- ;t new armory within,
perhaps, two years. All th( prellmlnar* ste| I -
a.-'lulling the hind at Pourt' tn nth-' :. and Six: I, ave.
hav- been cdmpleti I, and within n short time the
plans for tbe building will be in si ?;? - tb.it
bids for tb- construction of thc armory > in be
recelvi l. Th- regiment nei is the nen home ?
The .dd armory ls not a hi pine for any human
being to spend an hour in 'lue fumes from Un*
..ld stab!- underneath are richening, and ti... build?
ing Itself is m.-af-.
army yous or inteeebt.
Bids for the purchase of 10,000 rounds of emokeleaa
powi-r, fir the .:'..'-chliiue small arma of c.- An .? ,
will be opened by General Plagler, Chief ol Ord
nance, on Tuesday, lt o expected that thr ?
four firms at least will present iuds, one of tneae
ii Mason Leonard, a Virginian, samples of whose
powder arere recently teated at the San.iv Hook
Proving Grounds. Tn- le.pout Company*, of WI!
mington, l 'el . \-. Ill .also hav ? a prop - ii i
nish a smokeless powder which bai bi
-; irtamen. A San Francisco concern, which makes
a smokele i powder known as il I'eyton
position, will also likely he a bidder. Vnother
smokeless powder, made in New-Kngland, v.
probably be offered to th- aervlce. Thc
bidder will have io ion:- in competition -.?. ii
others, as the powb-rs must be delivered ai the
Frankfort Arsenal, near Philadelphia, f.-r testing.
in anti, ipatio.i of ti., r ..---mi lng ot ' mgi a,
th.- reports of departmental ani commanding
officers have been put In print to submit to tba
oommltteea In both Houses, together with tbe
recommendations of the Commander-in-Chief, for
such legislation as may aeem necessary n
these recommendations win probabl* be In Ihe linc
suggested by Colonel Loomis L. Langdon,
mandlng nt Foil Hamilton, who was one of Ihe
candidates commended strongly for thc brigadier
generalship vacated by the retirement of General
i ? u Un ll-- gives many ri > -?-.-? v. dj
should readjust Cn- ? ..y ??' and
? I ..iii- rmasi ? ? c I yeral
tums Increased the pay of som- non-coi
officers, bul hus left th-pay of tba regimental non
commlaaioned stuff where it was.
Inspector-General Hughes, In ins report, dw
length upon the beneflta and tbe practlcabllitj of
detailing ofBcera as technical and military in?
structors al colleges, but Sa\S th. p- is 111 U' ll lefl
io be 'lon-. H- s-u-g-sts. that ti - tl tail, hould
l?. Axed at f.ii' years, and th" details be divided
into two classes' one to be i?!i* veil I
years also that a congreaa of the mlllUry ol
Of c db. of deslgni.I geographical districts be
convened every two years, shortly before the
work of the new college year begins, al which the
work don.- and methods pursued ahould be fully
and openly discu?I.
Colonel H. P, Townsend, nf the i.th Infantry.
gives considerable attention in hla report I i the
causes of desertions, and ouggi ts as one remedy
that th- unsoldlerly labor be stopped and thal ihe
InequaUty of aenrlce and pay bc done away with.
Inasmuch us thi (juartermii lei - Dersirtmenl must
have its mechanlci and laborer* and th*, sr!
must have clerk-, he advises thal ne ti be enlist. I
as mechanics, laborers and .derk*., noi ss soiAiei
??l,?i aoldlei be soldli rs." bi saj . ' and if they
are required to labor Iel it be military labor;
required to handle th" pick and shovel, ihe
be employed with such tools upon lntrenchm< ni
something else in the line of their prof.
Colonel Townsend, whoas dutr ai Pori I. sven
worth brings to him practical knowledge of the
workings of the poa] schools, says that tbe schools
are a failure as at present conducted, and
be reorganised on a different basia. His view ire
supported by Lleutenknt-Colonel H. K. Noyes
commanding Pori Huschuea, who recomm n i the
employment of civilian teachers In post-achn
eiin'ipeteni enlisted men an- scarce Lieutenant
Colonel W. .1. Lyster, commanding at Port Kidney.
in the same line, says ll is useleas to i *-.;??
procure men of suitable character ann re-pilre
mints for teach.-rs at $'?< a month, arith the chance
of extra duty pay. plenty of drill and a hunk in
tba barracks. _
OfBcera and soldiers of the Army hiv- ).. -. n
much Interest.-d in fee OUtO Bte of tba Case of
S ig.-ant I.Ins-, of the ICth Infantry, who shot
and killed a discharged solder named I.--.nnd
Tin* latt.-r, wbo had been driving recklessly within
tba limits of the post, was resisting arrest. The
sergeant was trlei l.v court-martial for man
slaughter and was acquitted, the court holding that
the killing of Ihe man eras don- In th- lin- of
duty. Tl., eivli courts then Indicted Llnse and
I.ieutennnt Mink and Private s1-fluid for murder
In the s.-cond degree, and the caw eras Wed In the
Terr! Tia! Court of Ptah, Chief Justlci Kane has
decided t! it the Territorial courts have no .mos
diction, '.ni that the Indlcle I men cannot b< iii. i
by the I'nlted Btatea because they had pret
been tried and acquitted by a general eourl m
This ib.i ..a definitely establishes the character
of a military court.
During thc World's Fair, winn so many officers
wera rn detached Berrica, there ama general com?
ment among the officers of the Army thal thc
efficiency of the Army was aerioualy affected by
having so Beany ofBcera abaent from their commands
On various d.-tails not in direct line Of Ainu duty,
The com ind.-r at Port Waahakle, Wyoming, "mys
In his report to Hm War Departmenl thnt "the
efficiency of the command ls much Impaired by the
gr.-at number on detached service, and the fi ? re
rnaining on duty are so burdened wltb other work
thal th.v find but little tim- lo devote to company
duti.-s. and the bani Boon become disheartened by
th.* generni lack Of Interest displayed, and si-k.
through anv Influence they p me detached
aervlce." The commander at Camp Pilot Rutte, on
this same subject, says: "Every officer who haa
anv political or social Influence uses lt unsparingly
to get away from the performance ..f military duty
The War Department has prepared the scoj.f
the examination for lieutenants In the line for tba
Vacancy of first lieutenant In tin* Signal Corps,
caused by th>* promotion Of Lieutenant W. A. iSlars
. foi 1 to the vacant captaincy. The maximum num?
ber of points to be attained ar.- fifty -twelvi for
military fitness uni boturuux, character, efficiency,
land record of aerrta*. twelve for theoretical and
practical electrlcit] ; nine for modern lang
-.-on for chemistry anil optic*. In their relation
to military purposes; six f<>r military surveying and
n iiiiinnlaaanra. in.duding map-making, field-sketch?
ing, service security end information, and four for
military essay from I""1 to LOM words on any pro?
fessional subject approve.-^ by the Hoard.
I A cas-e of marked Interest to fill officers on Ihe re
I tired list and tims:* who ni-iy i... mably tXpCCt to
I tie retired ls now before the Second Controller.
It ls whether or not officers retired Baxter tba mt
1 of Congress ,,f october. BEA, with tba mxt higher
rank, are entitled to the pav of the grade tu which
they are advanced. The act i-?ds ihat 'should an
officer fall In the physical examination, and lie
found Incapacitated for serviceiby reason r,f physi?
cal disability contracted in tne line of duty, bc
.shall be retired with the rank to ?hlr*i his seniority
entitle* him lo be promoted. The Controller uues
tlons whether officers so [owed are entitled to the
pay of the grade to which they are promoted, and
the belief ia that tbe ru-lng will be adverse to Uie
SAVING SICK CHILDREN.
WHAT IS DOKE BX THE BABIES' WARDS.
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PAXTS XKEDS OP Till". IXWITLTIOX.
Kine . ih- Babies' Wards ..f the Poet
.. late Hoepltal wara founded at Na ---
Twentleth-st.. the first institution opened in thia
< it>-. if, Ind.I, n.a m the United Stiit-s. for the
free ni* -ii* .1 and surgical .-are of infants, apart
fr.un older children and adults. Kv-ry crib soon
in*id a tiny sufferer, and such wai- thc demand for
admittance that .luring the tirst year live haMea
ha 1 to be turned away for each one admitted.
After thr.-.* fears a dwelling adjoining tba hd-pltal
was rented, and lure th- Hibbs' Wards have stace
Tte. reception room In this small, old-fashioned
house, used alao for a committee and a loci ira
room, beskli .1 desk with ita records of baby suf
... m. lins nothing of Interest but a few
casts of arms and legs and a figure of tbe quoit
thrower, whooe bandaged bend and arm ragged
th.- subject of a recent lecture to nurses. From
the convalescent ward, two rooms removed In
the r.iir, com- the sounds of happy biby talk and
vatiois cos and cries. Here, In the first .-rib
approached, lay a faded little ..he. fifteen months
old. Who, living in a dark an 1 damp cellar base
in. nt all ?.f its dreary life, bad dot so much pined
away as t trer possessed health ar.d vigor, or
strength enough to be even propped In a sitting
po ll on. In the fresh air and bright sunshine
tbe little pattern la* still enough, and to the great
light of th- nurse a faint smile greeted h.-r eager
i for some such recognition, a rich reward
? ? fortnight's care.
A SMILE Ml .NS in r
"When they begin lo emile," she said, "we know
tb.-y bin.- -;,t li dd of life, aili wh- ii Hey laugh
we are happy. Hut lt I lui a encouraging to beal
a |.1 loud cry, and a lusty shriek ls delightful
and a promise "! Ix ttl r timi .- t" . nine."
From the n .i crib a little fellow had been
carried Into the rn.un building lo pay a visit to hla
si-k mother, who ls i patient there, and aa wc
looke I ai the cal ls over the othi r cribs quick
acq :.lillian-, i- m,ii- with Ihe nam- of th- Insidious
di ? uw among thc causes ??! which ari infected air,
sunless r.ia ba i fo I, n l malnutrition.
Rickets, peculiar to thc poorest tenement-bouse
..f Oovernor Stuyvesant's estate, Twentleth-st. and
Kourth-ave., whiih it is hoped to have ready
for us- by lat-* winter or early spring. In this Ideal
sit.* for helping those most needy, the new build?
ing is being erected. Every cure hus he.-n used
to me.- special nedda The furnishing of three
warda out of seven and the roof garden are already
a ired to the babies and their loyal friends.
These and the sun parlor, bathrooms, operatlng
i ...in ,,ad leolatlng-roonu, all devoted exclusively to
__>< i -n
*g??i Ey Jffl"!
[*M \ ;-i
IN* TH*~ BtTlfBBAM ward.
Infant patients, ai leperated by Bva floors from
in. recelvlng-r.n. i aa to prevent risk of con?
tagion from Infectlou* cases. While thc number
..! i.r bibi.--, requiring hospital treatment li
ibm usual, thc subscriptions for curr>m
expen es are imallei ..wing to the hard tim.-s and
I..-au-.ntributiona have b.-.-n made to tba build
Inal i i
to hui: \ PAIB at BHCBBTt.
Desldi Un.-, j".."" more is needed to complete
thal part of Ihe building for which thc ladles of
thi Auxiliary Committee have hold themselves re?
sponsible, .ml ii ls io meet thea* increased de?
ni.m.I- for inni- that the fair ts to be held next
l'l.d.c. afternoon al Sherry's. Special features will
POST aRADPATI MEDICA
districts, li '.':? of Ihe isl frequently t-- I
.-.rbi. and - ll especially in the bones ..f
the skull, arms and i- ? ?? Neglected, it ends ii
: ll chills and
pneumonia are -i? u ni ai l Ibe** di ?
skiif'-: \ , iqR >n<>tbri mu n ner?
vously trying to quiet a v.i/.-n-l little being raffer
g_g ir 'ii maraemu and which two day* before
had i ? ? n dlsmlsse i from i . i il I pltal as
"hopi :? ? " .1 v ? I In the Mi
Wards, a hen Ihei least thc hope an I
the a ir* ; I lai ' d:(\ - ..t tl
I. In li?
lt i en thc second Soot knock-knees and
bow-l. ? ?? operatloni
Bli ? h.rr- li; ' Wi -ks ago.
when only ten i d, and wi
had b. ? n given fi im a "di ?* ? n lustily
fl rna lng away at l b ittle In ihe tit?
tie bed endowed In tl ' IMren,
May, Arthur and lt- '-I., lay fifteen-month--.dd
Matilda with al i .'iv pillowed,
i: the twin -.f M mills i avlng ? tat i.n dla
charged fi un i her rd, cured ol bronchitis.
\ i.i 11 i.i .\. .."?> patiex r.
A (ill. lil lint .ii ? d, loM ird, "In
mi n. lara. v. ill and Jenni! 'ii -.ne of
tb- ..ii - ol thc bibi?.. a bright little negro
bo nearly three years old; stricture of tba
. caused I- swallowing lye "ix months
before the child was brought to the wari-, ls
yielding to patient mrglcel treatment, the little
si,uv..I body being meanwhile nourished with
nutritive anemas, From another col there has
just been returned lo worthy par. ms in a village
in Vermont their little s..n cured of a malad) re?
sulting from apina binda, and which waa beyorid
ths iklll of local doctors Cranlotomy, tracheotomy
and i.mun.- iomy in among operations recently
p. i: irmed hi re. Reveral an >? ova i bc ited com?
fortably al a convenlenatabl< were font-tung "deb?
bi i wi and to>s, and a nins- careful!) exei
.-? i run little bays just recovering from opera
In tin- Sunbeam Ward the marasmus baby Jual
admitted was being bathed, and lhere being t...>
little of lt b. dreaa, carefully wrapped in a blanket,
If there ls anv .bain, fur health, this will rarely
' rome lo "The Happy Thought" crib where this
pitiful mite iu sunnis tucked away. And here waa
the baby which a few days before its own mother
faii.-d to recognise, bo great waa tis improvement,
, Held .ai th.- knee of a nurse and warmed Into
1 stronger lif>- In the afternoon sunshine, li certainly
look.-d promising and almost as cheery as the Mack
eyed chocolate-colored baby on the other ki.,
eating ? llfe-aiaa Chriatmaa doll, the gav. fan
I tustlc dr'-ss only wanting. The card of the little
patient told how, admitted thr.-,. weeks before, len
months old and weighing only eight pound., it had
gained al first bj tl..ince, aad during th- burt
I We k il Whole pound Tb- bli-f ell'll"-* III,el- oil
I admission cards und on the charla attached to tba
eilbs ar.- eloquent records, nod tell pathetic tales
, of the pitiful earning capaclt) of the father, often
|of the brave iiuht made i,v the wage-earning
nuith.-r, and of the large family of children whose
borne is a bach tenement-housi attic
orb d'.'l I'Miii.-. 1 lg Pill Bl I ,X8.
on the student roll of thc New-Tork Poet
Graduate Hospital, of which tba Babies'
Wards ar- .. department, are nearly IH
ivguiarly Heenaad practising physicians. Many .>r
theae men and aromen for women ar.- admitted
on .-?nial tarma were graduated a donen ar more
years ago from colleges ?i. tba course of study
wii.s largely th.ti.ai, and have -m.- lived away
(rom larg- lu.isi.it.il*- and been unable ta keep pace
with in- advance of rn ed Icu 1 and surgical science
.ml pia.ti. . Through clinical Instruction, the
ne. i-i knowledge ls gained here, and matriculates
return lo their homes la remote parts of thia
country, and a*; far away as Central isla, Japan,
.md the l.-lanis ..f Ihe Routh Pacific, to do better
service i" the tr. ittneni ..f diseases and of de*
foiiniii-s. So that, beyond the philanthropic and
benefit nt work among the i.r and near-by
tenement-house district, thi i-mm ani educa?
tional vain, of th- Milli's' Wards in the treatment
mi - ihe a ?rid ov. i is even a more significant
f nat ui.' ihi ???al. Above IflO eminent specialists
mute ib-- faculty, and nearly li.ttn dlspensar)
cases ia it year are among the advantages <>f the
Institution. I'minn last y.-.u-. besides the adult
patients treated fin th- hospital, :''il babies wr.<
ebeltered In us cribs, representing over MN .lays
W..HK OF KiraUUUAgTlO wo min*.
Emulating the generous Interest ?f th- faculty,
! who .luring the .-ntlr- history of the college and
boapltal hav- contributed their aervloaa without
charge, tba i-iii.-' Auxiliary OoaaaUttee has
worked indefatigably In founding uni mnlnuin
ing th- ward-. Mlaa Kim i:. RusacB, actively
Identified with the IVwtr and Krui: Mi-i.ui,
I-. i halrmati. nnd other m-mh.-rs are Mrs. J j)
\~. .- frs. william i> Barbour. Miss Ethel
Cram, Mrs. Predertck Opodlridge, Mrs Valentine
H Hall, Mrs. Horace .) Hayden, Mrs. Hilbert
lonee Mrs. Stanl') Moitlm.t. Mrs. llanv I'.iilsh.
jr Air.-. A. Ij71'hlllii's. Mr> 1' W. Vanderbilt.
Miss isabel inyt. Mrs. Itichard Mortimer. Miss
I'.i-rrvnian. Miss May Palmer, Mrs Robert sturgis
sud Mt- i;ou\. rti-ur ( arii.-'ha:,
Hut successful a* this Snti'ipi;-,- has baan, the
managers hav- planned Wot lurg.- Improvements
Dangerous draughts sometimes accompany the
fr.-*h air which must b- almiti-1 mi., the present
narrow iiuit'l rs. and no ad-juate precaution
against contagions Olaaaaaa can now be made,
owing to the lack of Isolated rooms. Thc*. ?.,<_
other imperative needs of the entire Institution led
to the building of the new quarters on tbe altg
I. BCHOOli AND HOSPITAL,
be a Chrlatmas i- >th of tova and th- Sunbeam
Tabb The comm Itt.f that name, composed
largeh ..f nu- es in ti-, ir teena, has already not
i '.;. one of the wards, bul bright, ned the
old bun ..:u* ?:'M ot frequent visita w.-l
. lime io th ? ? ? ? ind di llghil il i i the babies
Through pi ...i-. from parlor entertainments,
? ? lea ..f King's I laugh
? ? ? ? e of a furnished cottage al Bye
'h.- Hummel n ? ..tbs. .ill expi n*.? being
ii i by Mn I niton, many .omi..r's have
t i ma le imi .'?'- and glfl nsti imenl i an l
Ml ll ince" hi. - '?" times ni- lill th
I- ? ? ? ? Ts ntv heda are now
is tha new
ward an lo lu lotibl ?'. In rai ? thi - will
furnish sn opportunltj for mem .uni -r thank en
ling I (poi: recent!) pub
i .. list ol ne li i article, ol Infants' cloth?
ing a r miking, an i ibis go. - ..ri
t ? i' ' Even lb ' iilft toward our fur
nlshlng will b- ? table For the want of
a nail . kingdom waa lost, and tbe hot-water
botili bon hi ?? - dngle dollar, may, .ii the
nomeni pl n< ?'? lie of thi most vita! Importance."
The wai i :.:i every Friday alt. m.-on from
I to 4 o'clock foi il. reception of visitors.
//// t/:snir.s song.
(Wallace Bruce al thc Ht. Andrew'! Society dinner,
I-..-, i p
One nott from oul the ^centuries vast,
v. bli n he wh.. ii ita to tay nm) hi ir;
One word on Judah's waters cast,
Wnii e id- iiim; . .i li i > ar bj .. car;
. song thal thrills the patriot van,?
i'h- .i. .stung brotherhood of man.
"i'v . ihi; the pe icanl poe! sung.
il) bonnie Poon an i winding .\\ r,
To thal dear h irp by i 'olia strung,
Who e music Boats prophetic pray, r,
a chdrul link from shore to sitora,
"Ol man to mau the world o'er."
No grander mt. inn- "Man to mau!"
ii. hoi !. th.- Century's living vol ie!
bo i -impie w.'iir- thc ag.s span;
The nations listen and rejoice;
The Ploughman bird of Scottish blood
Proclaims Um song of brotherhood.
< mr fath.-rs struggled to be ff -,
Wc have the freedom thal ti.-y wrought;
Poi lotty faith and liberty
Brave mai fi" Itel .ml heroes fought"?
"N'.-uio impimi- ? sternly sealed
i rn many a ie ri a and bloody Held.
We know by heart each hallowed nama
Bach rugg.i pam bj valor trod.
Tin- Bannockburn baptized to fnma
Hy men who spurned the tyrant's rod,
Who scorned t" wear a conqueror's chain.
Who knew their rights and dared maintain.
As men who climb ? mountain height,
By tortuous path an I slippery steep,
Overtaken by tbe darkling night
And driving blasts that round them sweep,
Mebul.I with Joy the purpling morn
And wuk. tbe crags with bugle horn.
go np th. slope thr-ugh rack and mist
Proud s.-otiatei holds h.-r ati adi .y
To granite peaka bj sunlight ki-.-,.-.'
Willie drifting cl.is below her lay;
No pioneer .re loci and true
Beneath tbe heaven's arching blue.
Till now from height! securely reached,
With freedom -own in every soil.
And wasteful war's red banner bleached
On sunlit Balds "f honest toil,
Hark to the strain: "All war shall case"?
Si. Andrew s song of love and peace.
The charity 'hat knows ni bound
Is freedom's gift lo every lard;
The richest gold In quarry found
< >r fall Ml paarl on "?an straa i
ls nought to laXOn llee.loru How,?
Th- nobb st crown "ii human brow.
And Saxon brotherhood to-day
Manna brotherhood all round tba world
No reetlesa realm would dar.- gainsay
Th.- edict of th-lr flags unfurled;
A million soldiers uaelem then
Amid the parliament of men.
Through yonder clouds behold the rift.
The hour ls ripe, th* morn ls nigh,
Th.- darkness tedM, 'he nations lift
Their foreheads t.. a fairer sky;
Attove the Twentieth Century's door?
"The nation* shall leam war no more.*
0 fairest Queen! whose smiles entrance
Columbia! boro of noble sires.
With >ou;liful vigor In thy glance,
And hojM* that every land Inspires,
Thy mountain -hains und rivers free
Prucluim thy jsiwi-r from sea to sea.
Thine be that power to guard and Mesa
The millions vast who toll and walt.
Till man no longer shall oppress,
Hui Justice rule at every gate:
One law. one love, one crowning good,?
Tbe Century's Bong ot brotherhood.
THANKSGIVING AT LAKEWOOD.
CHA-UTABU WOf.K-TMi; mtAtT-PMBBOMA-. 1
AND BOC.AI* i
Lakewood, n. J. Dee I (ipecUl).?Thaakagtvlng
dawned a day of real Lakewood araatber, warm and
bright, with a suggestion of spring rather than the ,
Inst days of a dying year. There was a pretty '
Thanksgiving dance at the Laurel House In the
evening, another al the Palmer House, arranged
by Mrs. w. H. Davenport, "f Brooklyn. A large
contingent from Lakewood went to the races at
South Lakewood l'ark, which l'r. J. H. de Levy,
the founder of that suburb, conducted again this
> i ir. An entertainment wna giv-n in Odd Fellows'
Hall by th- Lakewood Amateur Orchestra. BBBlBted
by Frank ll PSultaon, the humorist. There were
family dinners .md reunions at the cottages. At
Edgemore Mr and Mrs. Francis P. Freeman enter?
tained their son. Frank Morgan Freeman, of Bolla
Haven, Conn., with Mrs Freeman and their family,
Mr. and Mrs. Walter DeiSTSaua and fumily, of
(Henwood Springs, cd. w.t.* tin* guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Oeorge w. Btockly nt oakhurst.
Among the Thanksgiving purtles at the Laurel
House wns that led by Mr. and Mrs. James ll.
I'..-ti-diet, of New-York. In the party were Mrs.
Moses Hopkins, the Mlss-s Hopkins, of San Fran?
cisco; Mrs. I-:. M. Kllss, Miss F. .1. Lockman. L. L.
Hen-diet. ii. R, Benedict, Elliot s. Benedict and j.
H. Benedict, lr., of New-York.
The tea giv-n by the Carasalje Club, in honor of
the former president of th.* club. Miss Alice Kim?
ball, wan ;i brilliant success. An unusually largf*
gathering of Lakewood people testified to Miss Kim^
bails long-acknowlsdged popularity, The room eras
prettily decorated with chrysanthemums In which
bink predominated, and which formed a delightful
background for the pink and white tea-table, from
Which .Miss Anne Daahletl and Miss Clara Marsh
poured ten. maa Hattie K. Smith assist...! in serv?
ing. Miss Kimball, Mrs. W. lt. i'vnum and Miss
Dashiell received. Among those present were Mr.
and Mrs. Thomas Hunt Ta'madge, Ham-is I*. Free
man. I ir. Paul Kimi, ill and Miss Laura Kimball,
Professor John P. and Mme. Muller-Thomas, Pr.
Samuel c Tracy, the Bev. Dr, and Mrs. De Poy,
Miss (_ertrude [.estie, Mrs. Isaac ll Platt, Mrs. A.
M. Bradshaw, Mr. sud Mrs Jasp r Lynch, Mrs. A.
H. Dashiell, Mr. and Mrs, 8. lt, Ferris, the Mlss-s
Ferris, thi B< v. C H. McClellan, Miss McClellan.
Professor Jsmes H. Morey, Professor John Mlley,
W. J. Harrison ind Thomas H. toung.
Th.* recently organised Sketch Club, l-l by Edward
L. Morse. Miss H'llcabeth Tucker and Miss Sallie
Crocker, has awakened much Interest, and promises
to become ? plessanl feature of thc .-..ison.
Th.- charil) meeting ..f Thanksgiving week waa
the general meeting of the Lakewood branch of the
N.llework ' Juill at Bdgemere, the home of Mrs,
Francis p, Freeman, the presldenl of the Qulld,
.m Tuesday. Th.* garments contributed for this
) - 11- number oi ? r Mt.
Tbe Morning Club mel this week al the home of
the Misses Ferris, In Clinton-eve., on Tuesday morn?
The satabllahmenl "f tbe new library ls hailed
with pleasure ty Lakewood residents raid guests.
The old library, which waa founded in the
daya of Brlckaburg, rtiffered from neglect until
last year, When an effort was made to revive th"
Interest. Many ni w booka embracing standard
worka and recent fiction, were catalogued for disui
butlon last week.
Th- New-Jersey Sanitary Association will hold
Its annual meeting at the Laurel House on Decem?
ber ** and I.
Among the bridal couples register) i at the Laurel
lions- luis week ar- Mr. and Mrs. ll. Ii. Lock?
wood, of Sew-York. Pr. .and Nus clinton Franklin.
of Philadelphia. Mr. and Mrs. Edgar J. Ki-h, of
Bo ton, and Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Illnkson. of
? he-ti r. Penn.
Mr. and Mrs. Kde rt Colgate and th-* Mis-res
Colgate, H.-nry L. Smith and Mrs. Smith, of New
Y-rk, an- h( the Pines.
Among the \. w-Y-rk people al tbe Laurel House
an Mr. and Mrs. Duncan Elliot, Rober! L. Hargous,
William C. Tiffany, Miss Fellowes and Martin j. s.
de <'ai men.lia.
Mr. and Mrs stint Miller and Miss Marion
Miller, of ('lang.-. \. J.; James P. Cleaver and
Robert S Knight, of ihe I'nlverslay of Pennsyl?
vania, af- at the palmer House.
Mrs. Thomas F. Jeremiah and Mrs. W. L. Skld
more, of New-York, are ut the Laurel House with
tlc lr daughters.
RHODE ISLAND ELECTION TOPICS.
TBE "l.M'.YVH.i.r. STRIKE Till-: FMMMM CLUB.
Providence, lt i.. Dec 1 (Special).?The oActal
count of the vote casi in the eily ele-tlon last
Tuesday aboared th- following tigures: Frank F.
Olney, Republican, Mit; Edwin i>. McOuinaeaa,
Democrat, OMS; Alonaon D. Frost, Prohibition, __2;
scattering, 4; total vote. I7.*>e;; Otney*a majority,
ISO; . du-.vs plurality. Mg The Republican can Ii?
.l.it- for Harbor Master Was elected, while the
Democrats re elected the pttaaM city Treasurer
and Overseer of the Poor. The Hoard of A-deraaen
st mis t Republicans and a Democrats, while the
Common Council win -how ::9 Republlcana and ll
Democrats (>f tba twelve membera of th>- school
Commit!.'lected. t-*n are i'epunlicans. The In
comint* Mayor will have tftl* appotatment Of a Com
iiii- loner of Public Works, which is th>- most Im?
port.i>n offlca in the city. After haying so effectu?
ally pr ive i that Providence is a Republican city
on a full vot.*, the Republlcana Indeed had reason
to be thankful upon Thursday.
Th" part which the BCCTSt patriotic orders played
In bringing aboul the result is rarioualy estimated,
according ta tbe point ot view. Police Officer Will?
iam Bradbury la stat- president of the order of
Deputise, snd his activity in tba anti-Catholic cru
? i lc has stirred up tba Catholic cttlsens linnie nealy
Thej claim thal hla oath as a Deputy ls Incon?
sistent with his oath a-, a policeman, and they have
br.unlit . hinges against hun which they have asked
the I'oii?* Committee to investigate. The result of
the election bsa made things pleasanter for Brad
bul) The persons bringing the i barges have al?
ready aaked for a postponement ot tne ease, and
son - of them lune withdrawn their nam *s.
Whal purports io be s flagrant violation of the
Ballot Reform law has been brought to tbe atten?
tion of the Board ol Aldermen. Daniel Thompson,
Democrat, wai warden of the Ninth Ward, timt
district The office of district clerktaelna more
lucrative, he was a candidate for that place. In
cunting th.- v.d.s for warden .ml clerk, he waa
seen bj Police Captain Marston and Assistant city
Solicitor Baker to make additional crosses on bal?
lots cast for I.ls Republican opponent, thus nullify?
ing ill votes ??? marked. After watching this op?
eration fa a while. Mr. Laker -ailed the attention
ol' l|e - ,; ? I '. .- I - Ii th- i as-, and ih-\ wenl OVer
th- pile of ballots Thompson had ju^t ompleted
and found that, while th- Republican candidate
had only on. vote, Thompson had thirty-one, -md
there uer.- forty-one with th.- double .rosses. Of
these, thlrtv-six also had -rosses marked against
both candidates f..r School Committee This did
liol chain:- the result for School Committee, but it
elected Thompson. The Hoard of Aldermen have
no jurisdiction over the count of ballots cast for
warden and clerk, but they authorised the City
Solicitor to proceed against Thompson in the courts,
and therefore tn- will probably be arrested
Th- -arik- .rf th- weavers at th.- Olneyvllte wool
len mill- is not yet settled, Loth Bides have made
concessions hut the employers and employes are
still far apart. The mw woollen schedules lu the
Wilson bill hav- imi helped the matter any. The
definite offer mad- by th.- manufacturers was re
e.ti I yesterday, and there ji no prospect <>f a bet?
ter offer being made. It is understood that the
mills viii be ready to rt.ive their help on Mon?
day, and that If a sufficient number to put the
plants into op. talion do not go to work a shut?
down for an Indefinite period wm ba decided upon.
Tin- I'rovi b tie. l'r. ss Club ls becoming one of the
most popular Institutions in the city. Under the
lit. ral Interpretation of the club's constitution al?
ni ? r niui!) is ei.titled to membership as an as?
sociate member, although th- active newapaper
writers are still able to control the policy of tba
drib and elect tts officers. The r-oms rue always
open, .m.I each Saturday night a symposium la held.
au literary and dramatic lights rutting the city
ure given resections by the club.
CONNECTICUT TOBACCO GROWERS.
TIII'.Y DO NuT I.1KK TIIK PBOVUIOM OF TIIK
Hartford. Conn.. Dec. 2 (Spacial).?Ferbapc the
b -. description of the way tba tariff bili has been
received in this city was that given by Congram
man Sperry, Democrat, who remarked to a friend,
?? w.-'ve got it in the n.-ck." Mr. Sperry, who
conducted the campaign ha -his lUtrlct Ibm; tall
mainly ..n proinis-s to the tobacco grower: that
the Sumatra tax should nit ba di.-'arin-1. Il placed
In ,? peculiar Situation by ihe Wilson I c.* lu- on
tobacco Tbe grow-rs, who had a reaaarkably (.ood
year last year, and who sold their crop at big
prices long before lt was put Into th- -h-ls, his
y-ar hav- their crop In the .sheds unsold and no
,.ii- looking about to buy. on other parti of Hie
tariff which affect th.* Interest* of this section
there la some diversity of opinion, Some if the
small tod manufacturers holding th it t'ley w;ll be
little affected, while others say that til" scludule
of wages must go down. The Hartford Carpet
Company's works at Thompsonvllle. now running
only three days ii week, ezpeeta to follow th- ex
amp!.- ,,f the i.ow.'ii and Bigelow worka and shut
down altogether until some know!."bte of the
probable lin.il cumlitlon of the bill .s abt.in-d.
(.ne of the most prominent manufacturers "t the
city said that free <? ,.il would be of little len-lt
I.auaa the Nova Sonia mines, were controlled by
tlc- combination which owns Ih- Peaust .vania
bituminous mines nnd the removal of '.tv* duty was
merely a present to Hies* owners
Work en tb- Tumble-Down Brook reservoir ls
iver for the winter, and som.- .n*i men arere dis?
charged before Thanksgiving It is believe that
when this reservoir ls complete Han'a'1 mu* have
un abundant supply of water for all emergencies.
There has b--n soma Investigation >f the condi?
tions thai might prevail In the eily M case a
big Hr.- like that in Springfield a fe*' J*E* ??K0
should OCCUr, It ls believed that while the servicv
of th- ur,- department is food ani i's eoumment
up lo date, still there is danger from tne fact that
there in not enough water aor enough equipment.
That th.- ur- department needs enlarging ant* that
there Should be tn..i.* protection for '.h.* outlying
districts ls the general sentiment of tue under?
writers of the city. . - _ __,?
The South Baptist Church has extended a sall
to the Rev. Frank Diion, formerly of Oakland,
Cal. He is a brother of the Rev. Thomas Dixon.
Several of the young and active RepubPcana
have formed themselves Into a McKinley Club, and
Alderman Keep, of the Second Ward, lias been
chosen chairman. The club doe* not Int >n.i to
enter politics for the support of McKinley ha a
candidate for th.* Presidency, but takes the lume
of the great Protectionist out of ompllment to trim,
JO I'S OW TUE FLORIDA COAST.
TWO ".ELKHITIir. WINTER RI'.SORT*. OX TBS
HALIFAX MY Kn.
Ormond-by-the-Sea, Fla., Nov. 27 (Special).?Or*
niond-by-the-Sea, or, as lt ls also appropri?
ately termed, Ormond-on-the-IInllfax, has the
w-11-earned reputation of being not only ona
of the most d-Oghtfu! resorts In Florida,
but also on? of the most healthy. lt ls
desirably situated-i. portion on the Atlantic
s.a coast, from which, a dlstan-<? of only one
quarter mlle, and parallel with the ocean, runs tho
picturesque Halifax Uiver, un the banks ot which
Iles the remainder of this popular village. Ormond
is sixty-eight miles south of St. Augustine, and la
readied by the Jacksonville, st. Augustine and
Indian River Railroad. The scenery at this point
ls beautiful. The Halifax ftlver is really an arm
of the -iea. the water being salt, and fishing at
this mason ls unusually line. What has often
been ti rmed "The Fisherman's Paradise." Thump*
son's Cre.-k, Iles three mile- beyond, and here are
found bass, trout and carvnlho in great numbera
Ascending th- Halifax, m.* diversity of scenery la
The roads around ormond are hanl and ths
driv.-s full of Inter.-st. Ther" are long drives and
short .liives; drives from two to twenty mllea
on *he broad, hard s.-, beach; drives through
groves of the golden orange; drives through dense
tropical forests to Spanish ruins: drives to ancient
causeways built hy the slaves of planters of yeara
gone by. The oran;;.' mitres abound along tho
The hotel facilities of Ormond are excellent Hem
ls located the Hot. i Ormond, with sccommodattoag
for 300 guests, und.-r th- management of Messrs,
Anderson and 1'rlc. ; also the Hotel Coqulna and
many smaller houses. The Ormond Stands on the
.ast bank of the Halifax, on th- narrow peninsula
between the river and the ocean. Th" .'...iiiin.. la
on the bench only a stone's throw from the break?
.lust south of Ormond, a distance of about six
mil.-s. is Daytona, another resort rapidly becoming
lobular. It is ribo on the Halifax Uiver, and a
spl.-ndld drive between Ormond and Daytona la.
afforded by the hard beach. At Daytona and es
pecially on th- beach are many pretty seaside cot
tagea of wealthy families, whose bomea would do
Judie,, to Long Branch or Newport. They are sur?
round, d by massive oaks, graceful palmettos, orange
groves and ros- gardens, and protected from the
winds of the Atlantic by a wind-break of oleanders.
Daytona has several very goo i hotels, among
which are the llollv Inn, Fountain City. Palmetto
House, Daytona House and Hose HUI cottage.
Already at both thees r. sorta ar- found a number of
Northern tourists, who only wail for the first
cold snap at home to hie away to these havens of
delightful climate and surroundings.
COTTAGERS DESEETING NEWPOEZ
SOCIAL ANT) FEMOMAL NOTES.
Newport, R. I? Dec. 2 (Special)?The cottagt
contingent was further reduced this week, and ak
pr- --nt not over twenty-five cottagers are In th*
city. The many attractions In the way of opera,
M.-., in New-York have drawn the people to that
city, and there they -will remain until next May
Mrs. Fred W, Vanderbilt gave a dinner to tho
boys of Newport at Masonic Hall on Thanksgiving
Day. Ov.-r Ul tickets were given out, and all oC
them were used.
Uandi Brana, a young Providence mill inna tWA
son-in-law of ff, Watts Sherman, of New-Y'ork,
has purchaeed the estate on Mellevue-ave. owned
by the heirs of the late Mrs. Mary Hums, of New
Asa M. Sypher, of New-York, has returned to his
cottage on Howard-aye.
Miss Eldredge, of New-York, ls a guest of Mra
Edward M. Neill, and Mrs. Purge ea, of Boston, and
W'lKlain Redmond, of New-Y'ork, are at the Klgga
cou.ig- on Catherlno-st.
Cottage arrivals include Miss Ruth Hazard, of
Georgetown, 8. C.: Bchuyler Hamilton, jr.. J. R. V.
GUI lot Miss H. V. Oilllot, Mrs A. 1.. Sands ar.d
Mrs Payson, of New-Y'ork, and EL V. Clarke of
Mr. and Mrs. William H. Travers, of New-York,
Who have abaivl.'ii-d their proposed 'rip ts Ku
rope, hav Arthur Astor Carey, of Posion, a*s tnelr
.Innes J. Van Alen, of thia city, recently ap?
pointed ft mba sandor to Italy, has returned here
from Maine, where he went IO pi.!' h.is - horSSg
which he contemplates taking abroad with him.
His head servants dre still st " V akehurst" at
Ochre Pdnt. and Mr. Van Men do*s rot .ipi ear la
my hurry to leave America for his tl^ld of di"*
THE ESEEPLOYED AT BBW-URBOR.
New-London. Conn., Dec. I (Speclall.?Whils
yachting is by no means Incoming an uni-opular
pastime about here, there has ben a decided
change in the fund, s of yacht owners during tho
last few years. Formerly the sailing yacht waa
sought after as th- ideal boat, but now the steam
yacht la tbe favorite, aa la shown by the fact that
all the yachts in sinter quarter! here are of thia
I kind, save the Dauntless, owned by CmmodorS
j (1. li. Cobb, of the Larcbmont Yacht Club.
Three large buildings are In course of construction
in this city- the addition to th- F. N. Harris build?
ing, the brick block of three houses which are
, being built by th- trust.es of the Smith Memorial
Home, and the chappell building on Baak-st. The
Consolidai .lilroad Company is contemplating
' enlarging .... roundhouse at Fort Neck, but all
of this w.rk. actual and prospective, glv-s employ?
ment principally to masons and carpenters, leav
, ing hundreds of machinists and mill hands Idle,
! with little prospect of work through the winter.
' The number ol unemployed persons in New-London
was ir vcr i i largi aa now, and the necessity for or?
ganized charity is clearly apparent. The Bradley
1 Street Mission has undertaken this work and dally
many are fed there. Boob, lt is hoped, a wood
vard can b.* started which will furnish work for
I fi \v men. A petition will be presented to the
' citv Council at Its regular meeting on Monday
evening asking that steps be taken to provide
work for the unemployed.
A METHODIST mERIYBBBARE.
Rkm ih irk. M. Y., Dec. 2 (.Special).?Arrangementg
lire about Completed tO celebrate the centennial of
Methodism In Rbioebeck. The eetennary services
will take place on Wednesday, December 6, In tho
historic old church In Markct-st.. where so many
noted divines of the M ithodtat church, both bishopa
and ministers, have officiated, and which has beea
recently elaborately decorated and renovated. The
hand,-..in- old stuie edifice is appropriately called
one .d' th-* cm.Iles of Methodism in this country.
The programme arranged includes a sermon by
Bishop Andrews, of New-York, and a historical ad*
drees by the Rev. .1. Q. Oakley, of New-York.
Many prominent Methodist clergymen and laymen
are expected to attend,
Mrs. Coleman Drayton has been the guest re?
cently of Mr. nnd Mrs. John Jacob Astor at Fern
cliff.*. Mrs. Astor spent Thanksgiving with her
mother. Mrs. Willing, In Philadelphia. Dr. and
Mrs. .1. ii. Protisoti. and Miss Beach, or Hartford.
have returned from chicago. Mr. and Mrs. Charlee
Lei Brook.*, of New-York, and Miss Mabel Ramlatyg
sp.-nt Thanksgtvtns; with Mrs. Oaoflgs Ksselstyn.
lira Harlan P. Allen, of Columbus, ohio, ls ths
guest of her niolh-r. Mrs. Willi.un Carroll. Miss
Luella F. Herrick, daughter of Timothy Herrick.
superintendent of tbe Dinsmore estate, was mar?
ri-.! on Wednesday afternoon to Dr. Herbert Luther
Harker, a physician connected with the Department
of Charities and Correction of New-York City.
PITTSE1EI.0 FOUTICS ASH BESISESS.
Pittsfield. Mass.. Dec. I (S|>ecUII. The Pittsfleld
clty election will be held next Tuesday, lt wll bs
a close contest for the Mayoralty between ex-Con
I grsaamaa John C. Croaby, who has bean noml
: natcd by the Democrats, and Jabez I. Peck, who
was nominated by the Republicans, and who has
I.n Mayor of the city for the past two years.
i Mr. Peck has proved hlms-lf so efltelent that hie
chancs for re-election are excellent, although the
citv is Democratic by a plurality of over 200. The
city went no-license last year, and the comest
ov.-r nus question at this election will be very In?
teresting. The l|cen"e men are putting In a good
deal of work and may carry the city, although ths
, chances are In favor of no license, as the i xpeii
iiieii' thia year has been >>n the whole successful.
The annual meeting of the Berkshire Agricultural
Society will be held next Wednesday. Oomaal Wal?
ter cutting, of mir: city, declines ii re-election as
president, much to th regret of tbs society. There
are several ciuididater. in the beM flor his place.
The Staid.**. El tn. Manufacturing Company
hld its annual m.-.-ting Tuesday. The capital
stock has been raise* from SKSi.dO to COO.OU), the
new stock having all been taken*
The engagement was announced on Thanksgiving
Day of .Miss Rose Paddock, a granddaughter ot
the late Dr. John Todd, and Frederick Crane, of
Dalton, n member "f the firm of Crane & Co. Also
the caine day was unnounced the engagement of
Miss Martha G. Colt, daughter of the late Judge
James Colt, to Frank Webb, of Philadelphia
AFTER TBE. SEASOS AT LESOX.
Lenox. Mass, Dec. 2 (Special).-The last burg?
lary, which took place Monday night, when James
Clifford's store on Maln-si_. was entered, has
stirred up the citizens to such an extent that they
held a meeting Tuesday evening, when a paper
was signed by nearly all the leading citizens ask?
ing the Selectmen to appoint four night watchmen
to patrol the streets from 7 o'clock In the evening
I until 6 In th- muming. The others are doing whal
I th?*v can to trace the thieves.
Mr. and Mrs. Ward Thoron, who have been stay?
ing at th* Curtis Hotel for some time, have gone ta
Huston. . . .,_.
George H. Morgan and family have closed their
house and gone to New-York.
John Sloane has been In Lenox for a few days
to look over the work on his new house on Beecher
Dr. Oreen ls if and family are still at their cottage
here, as v also David Lydlg and Richard Good?
man and i..nilly.
H. H. Cooke has been in Lenox this week tool-*
lng over the progress st the work on his placs.