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WHY CADETS ARE HAZED
WITVBsWDi EXPLAIN THAT IT TAKES
THE CONCEIT OUT .OF THEM.
BOOZ REGARDED AS A COWARD-CLASS
MATES DECLARE HE NEVER COM
ri.AINKD OF PERSECUTION.
West Toint. N. Y. Dec «> <SpeclaJ).-A5 the
evidence? accumulates ln the investigation' that
is being conducted into the hazing practices
which, it is alleged, contributed to the death of
Oscar I. Booz. the more apparent it becomes
that the dead cadet wan probably the most un
popular student who had entered the Academy
ln recent years. Witness after witness t«»t_led
to-day that B<v>z was regarded with contempt,
not only by the upper class men but by the ca
dets of his own class, for exhibiting, as they
described it. cowardice when he was called out
One after another, members of the class to
Tt-hleh Bow be!onr«J *«¦«»' upon th stand and
declared that he had not l>een hazed with any
more Mvextty than they: that they never heard
him complain of persecution, and that. so far
frrm twins moisted, he »aa instead left alone
bfcauso of the »eneral dislike which was felt
for him by his colleague*. So strongly did the
evidence run In this direction that «ne observant
listener at the *>nd of the day> |»«uil*-«- was
hfard to remark: "It wms to me that Poor
came here csjwtln* t« find the Academy I* be
a *ort of thPf?lr>rl<al seminary, and that the dls
illuFi^n h* exp^ncfd was too prcat tar him to
Fo far th+ Court of Inquiry appointed by th*
War D^partmfnt has not —ixwalwi m obtaining;
any evidence that could >-" r^ard^d as in- riml
ratory again n th" uppt class men v.ho hazM
the -piftb**" in l^ I *. th" year that »a«S was at
the Academy. The examination fay was
apain confined to , h , pr<»sent second class, the
on* to whirh Boos belonged, tynr thirty stu "
<,„,„;: of this class were called, and in turn each
nf them maintained thnt while he had heen
haz^d in his "plc-h*" year, he had suffered no
physirel Injuri"? from his experience, and that
h* r«pardf<l the attentions bestowed upon him
by the upp^r claps rnfn mor*> in the nature of
jilearantri'-F 'han °t an intent to inflict bodily
futTerir.gs. The crttcessea infisted that Ihe haz
ing whkh raided at Wctt Point two years a««
was mainly comprised m what was known as
"exercising." Cadets subjected to this form of
disciplining were required to perform exhaust-
Ing drills, but it was contended that the exer
cises were not prolonged beyond ordinary en
CADETS' VIEW OF HAZING.
The Court invariably Inquired of the cadets
whether their Idea of hazing agreed with the
Century Dictionary, which defines It as a prac
tice of playing mischievous or abusive tricks,
and trying the pluck «nd temper by physical
r>preerution of a lower class of students. Not
©n«» cf the witnopses would agree with that
definition as '•escribing West Point hazing. Of
th* many witnesses during th*» day who de
scribed th* ethics «< hazing at the Academy
perhaps Cadrt John K. Kerr was the most in
teresting in his answers. Asked if he would
haze an tipper class man, he replied that he
would not. and when requested to give his
reasons why an upper class man should be ex
rmpt he answered:
"There is no cause for it. Lower class men
who come here do not understand the customs
of the academy, and »hen they are taught
thoM» customs and afterward intentionally trans
gress punishment is prescribed for the offence.
Fourth class men are put through a course of
discipline to make them obedient, to obey an
order without question, and they are exercised
tr» give them a soldierly carriage and to pre
vent them slouching along with their chins
"What provoke* this teasing of the lower class
men?" he was asked by General Brooke.
I "Well," replied Kt-rr. somewhat ingenuously,
"as a general thing a new cadet has a large
idea of his own importance, and It is to change
that opinion that he is disciplined."
4 Do you mean to take the conceit out of him?"'
"In what line does that conceit usually lie?"
It takes different forms. Some of them art
proud of their possession of wealth, some of I
them are proud of their intellect, and others of
what they think is their military proficiency."
"Then the purpose of hazing is to bring them
down to •. solid foundation suggested General
"Yes, sir."' answered Kerr. "to make them all
stand on the same ground, and to make them
realize that they are no better than anybody
Kerr was present nt the fight which Booz had
With Keller, of the present first class. He de
scribed It graphically as follows:
At the beginning Booc rushed la and en
deavored to exchange blowa. The first blow ha
received was beneath the left eye. After he got
this blow he was not inclined to face his op
ponent, and ran around the ring trying to avoid
the other man. Occasionally he would make a
half hearted attempt to fight, but whenever he
r*eeived a alight blow he would go down to the
ground and ata> there until he was picked up. I
think that was done two or three times Finally
he would not get up at all. and said he would
rive up the fight. He did not epeak as though
the wind had been knocked out of him. He was
whlmepring. After that Booz was looked upon
as a coward by the corps, and was not as
SONS OF DISTINGUISHED FATHERS.
Among the cadets who were called before the
court to-day were Philip H. Sheridan, son of
General Phil Sheridan; a brother of Lieutenant
Hobson. of Mt-rrimac fame, and Mark Brooke
a nephew of General Brook*, the president of
the court. Their distinguished relative*, how
ever, did not make them any more immune
from hazing than their classmates cf less fa
mous connections. Young Hobeon was forced to
aland on his head in a tub of water, to climb a
tent pole and to sins a comic sons. Brooke was
exercised and experienced the biting effects of
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tabasco sauce, while General Sheridan's son
was required to sit In a washbowl and propel
himself with his hands, and. in imitation of his
father's ride, was made to caper round on a
broomstick shouting "Turn. boys, turn around."
One of the most humorous experiences related
during the day was the part taken by Rlgbjr D.
Valliant in what he tailed a "rat funeral." It
was a mock burial ceremony held over the body
of a rat which th« upper class men forced tne
"plebea" to conduct.
The body of a dead rat," Valliant said, was
placed upon a box In the middle of a tent. The
rat was covered with a white towel, and lighted
candles were placed around it. The box was also
decorated with flowers. Then one of the
•plebes" had to read the funeral service. The
service he read was some of the regulations
from the 'black book." " _-. * .... ,..
•What do you mean by the 'black book ?
General Brooke asked in a stern tone.
"The book of regulations of the United States
Military Academy," Valliant answered without
moving* a muscle of his face.
More than once during the day the answers
given by the cadets to the questions seemed to
imply that they could not subdue their pro
pensity for fun even in the august presence of
the Court, and were bent upon taking a rise
out of the body investigating them. 'vVhen
Charles Eby was on the stand he was asked if
cadets had ever fainted under the exhausting
effects of "exercislnc"
HE HAD REASON TO KNOW.
"I have never known them to faint, but I have
known them to feign fainting." he replied. For
some time he was questioned as to his ability to
distinguish between real and sham fainting, and
was asked to describe the symptoms in both
cases. After a while he vras asked if he knew
positively of a case where a man had pretended
to faint. He replied that he did.
"What exercise was given to the man?"
•He was doing 'eagles.' that is. moving up
and flown on hit* toe?." Valliant responded.
"And you say that he pretended to faint
"Please toll the Court how you kn^w that this
was a pretended faint," he was Instructed
"Well, sir." Valliant answered in so serious a
tone as to effectually protect him from rebuke,
"I was the fellow who did the feigning."
It was frankly admitted by the cadets that,
although -exercising" had been abolished, "brac
ing" still existed, despite the fact that it was
prohibited by the authorities of the Academy.
It was broueht out in evidence that upper class
men had been severely punished for "bracing. "
and that II was only practised out of sight of
the officers. The cadets joined in declaring
that they did not consider "bracing" as haz
ing, but as a drill to c r< the "plebes" a mill
tary carriage. _ . -
Benjamiu F. Miller surprised the Court by
telling them that he had never been hazed.
"I was not hazed." he said, "because I came
from Annapolis, and I was supposed to have
gone through it ail there"
The court adjourned until 0.30 o'clock to-mor
THE HOrSE COMMITTEES PLANS.
Washington. Dec. H— Tha pn^lal committee ap
pointed by Speaker Hend. rson t" investigate the
rlrcum«tan'-es connected with the death of Oscar
\j Roo« held Its first meeting to-day and decided
to begin the investigation immediately after the
holiday recess. The committee has determined to
probe the case to the bottom. It will meet at
Philadelphia jn January 3. and go the next day to
Bristol, perm.. th<= home of the young mans par
ents. Thence the committee will so to West Point.
The committee will investigate the general subject
of hazing sufficiently to m.ike an intelligent r> e
cmmendatlcn to < 'ongress.
HOLIDAY GOODS AT THE STORES.
O'NEILL'S, Slxth-ave., Twentieth to Twenty
first St., are showing red fox muffs and animal
scarfs, mink neck scarfs with tails. Alaska sable
neck ecarfs. Alaska Fable collarettes, electric seal
collarettes with Persian pan yokes. Alaska sable
muffs, Axsala seal jackets made from choice se
lected skins, arid silk umbrellas In buckhorn, silver
and pearl handles. A large selection of holiday
books Is offered.
W. & J. SLOANE, Broadway and Nineteenth-st..
are offering among their holiday gifts Oriental
rugs, antique runners for halls and stairs, silk pil
lows and an assortment of French furniture.
JAMES M'CREERY & CO. have at their Broad
way and Eleventh-st. store a manufacturers' stock
of fine furs, muffs, scarfs, boas, collarettes and
storm collars, on new models, which they offer at
reduced prices; also men's house coats in reversible
JAMES M-CUTCHEON & CO.. No. 14 West Twen
ty-third-st., have on sale luncheon and tea cloths In
two sizes. 36 and 45 Inches, ail with linen centres.
These include goods in hand embroidery and drawn
work, in Irish linen, hand embroidered; Renais
sance, lace trimmed; Mosaic openwork insertion
edged with Slavian lace, fine Fayal work decoration.
others decorated in Duchesse and Point de Venise
lace; also doylies and centrepieces in all sizes and
the same tine laces.
JAMES M'CUEERY & CO., Twenty-third-st.,
have on hand umbrellas covered with pure black or
colored silk, or taffetas, with handles in ivory and
p»arl, trimmed with gold and silver; others ln tor
4sa shell. Some of the handles are 8 and 12 inch
pearl and ivory, heavily trimmed in silver. Others
aie in metal, ivory, horn and wood.
VAXnERBILT DIRECTORS MEET.
NEW-YORK CENTRAL, TO BUILD AN ELE
VATOR AT WEKHAWKKN -NEW
The directors of the New-York Central Railroad
met at the Grand Central Station yesterday morn
ing, and there were various other meetings of
smaller Yanderbilt lines. There was a large at
tendance of Yanderbilt railroad officials, and many
important questions were discussed. Senator
Chauncey M. Depew presided at the meeting, and
those present were William K. Yanderbilt, J. Pier
pont Morgan. William Rockefeller, D. O. Mills, H.
McKay Twombly. Samuel R. Callaway and Samuel
K. Barger. Mr. Vanderbilt. Mr. Morgan. Mr.
Rockefeller and Mr. Callaway were in consultation
for a long time after the meeting adjourned, and
various matters were discussed. There* was another
vexing tangle of trains In the Grand Central yards
yesterday, due to delay of through trains from the
West detained by storms, and this upset the
schedule and the new switching plant got out of
pear. The directors are working upon some plan
for relieving the pressure on the yards, and obvi
ating this delay, but so far nothing has been
actually decided upon.
A resolution was adopted authorizing an increase
In the company's grain elevating facilities at Wee
hawken of 1.000.000 bushels. The present New-York
Central elevator at Weehawken has a capacity of
*t»ut 1.200.000. and an extension of th. existing
structure will be built at a cost of about $1,500,000.
Including the extensive dredging operations and
lrTr,r7 > ,n, n8 m °i 1 * *arehou«eK. the Central's
fevxit BJKr*s wul cMt ln the as -
r e d WhSCh ™
gS^ ll^P^rn^^on^,^. oV^n^
th* d^reiion C,C ,v leW * n « ln *' 6 will »>« ordered at
about 11 i m I ,"' th> ' ?>r '-'- 1 ' i "'. and they will post
de T cU%^pL a > r a gre a on rr j y an^rv n ,' 1 - o^ t4 per C ' nt w «
the -oQuirttlSTby K thi New vf-u *?f«°tia*ior.B for
•f Second Vios-PreaTdeni Ho^Tf 'iT'ZT d<?a ' h
made by persons tp auth<.nt\ ihtt nn ri m wa "
of th* Nlekfcl Plat. iVruriu
eecuritle. of th> Big FouV > .^ t em I wa. C ¦TOeH^"*
a*cur)ti~ of the Big lUr*m2&M?!RZl£jg»
rjy,f,Au:sr. DASCERS here FROM PARI^
Seven copper complexioned Clnrale«« ii««—
from the Paris KxpoMtlon *«• Trf th. %Hv H
tenjay. They arrived her. on S M.amer Rot.er"
<Jam on their w« y to Baltimore, »here ,hey »r^
trac!«l attention «b«r«ver they wem. rlbbon! ' aU
LEGACY FOR COUKCiLUAX RVLZER
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NEWYORK DAILY TKIBFXR rarRSPXT. DECEMBER 20. lnoo.
JOHN L. MELCHER.
John Lowell Melcher, a well known real estate
dealer, and the last surrlving executor of the
will of Paran Stevens, died early yesterday from
heart failure at his home. No. 30 West Twenty
first-st. t'p to Monday night Mr. Melcber had been
enjoying his usual good health, and although he
had previously had attacks of heart disease his
condition was not supposed to be serious. His death
was wholly unlooked for.
Mr. Melcher was born in Portsmouth. N. H.,
on May 22, 1823. He was the son of Sylvester
Melcher and Isabel Buckminster Melcher. The
founder of the family, a Huguenot, came to this
country in 1627. John Melcher. grandfather of the
dead man, owned and run the first printing press
in New-Hampshire and brought out the first news
paper printed ln Portsmouth. Mr. Melcher began his
business career ln Lowell. Mass.. where he was the
treasurer of a mill. He soon went to Boston, where
he became connected with th« drygoods commission
house of Stanfield, Wentworth * Co. In 18S5 he
was married to Ellen Stevens, eldest daughter of
the late Paran Stevens, and in 1564. when Stanfield.
Wentworth A Co. established a branch house ln
this city, Mr. Melcher came here to take charge.
Paran Stevens placed great confidence in the
.I'idpmertt nt his son-in-law, and named him, ln com
r-m.v with Marietta R. Stevens and Charles G.
Stevens, as one of the executors of his will. After
the firm of StanflelJ, Wentworth A Co. went out of
business in 1^73 Mr Melcher devoted his attention
to th.- management of the Stevens estate, almost
the. entire charge of which devolved upon him.
In this work he was involved in much litigation
wfth the late Mrs. Paran Stevens.
Several years ago Mr. Melcher was a director in
Feveral New-York bank? and trust companies, but
of late years be had civen up all work except the
management of the Stevens estate. He was a mem
ber of the I'nion Club and was a well known figure
around the Avenue Hotel, in which the
Stev* n5 rM;>t'« owned an interest up to about sev
enteen years _¦& He leaves a widow and one son.
John Stevens .Melcher. The funeral will be held
at his homr on Friday .it 10 o'clock. The burial
will bo at AVoodliwn, and will b» r'ivate.
F. W. MEYER.
K. W. Meyer, formerly a well known Importer of
this city, died from apoplexy at his home. No. 35
West Twpnty-firF -!>t., early yesterday. He had
been in poor health for some time, suffering from
gout and heart disease, and for the last two morths
had been unable to leave the house.
Mr. Meyer was the son of George Meyer and Jo
hanna yon Lengerke Meyer, who came to this coun
try from Germany about ISoo. He was born in this
city In May. I*l3, and at an early age went to
Bremen to study mercantile affairs. In 1842 he re
turned to this country to take charge of the busi
ness left by his father, who had Just died. He re
tired from the firm in 1556. After that Mr. Meyer
spent his time in travel. He was a member of the
Union and Union League clubs.
Mr Meyer was unmarried. His nearest relative is
his brother. Thomas Meyer. The funeral will be
held Saturday at 11 o'clock at Trinity Chapel. The
burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery.
DR GEORGE H. ELLIOTT.
Dr. George H. Elliott, a State Examiner In Lu
nacy, who died on Monday night at his father's
home, in Manchester. N. H.. lived at No. 228 West
Eleventh-st.. in this city, and had practised his
profession for more than twenty years in that
neighborhood. He was born in Manchester fifty
six years ago, and early took up the study of
medicine, but »t the breaking out of the CHII War
he went to the front with the 7th Regiment, of
New-Hampshire, and served with bravery. He
then went to Denver, where he was graduated
from the Denver Medical College, and afterwa-d
rame to New-York. He was a member of the
Denver and New-York Medical associations, and
also of the Lambs and Hope Lodge. F. and A M
He will be buried to-day at Manchester. A widow
and one son survive him.
MRS. ELLEN LOUISE ADEE.
Mrs. Ellen Louis* Adee, the widow of George
Townsend Adee and daughter of the late Philip
Henry, died at her country house. Edgewater, West
Chester, on Tuesday, in her eighty-first year.
Mrs. Adee had not be-n well for some time, and her
death was principally due to ailments caused by
her advanced age.
She. was a prominent member of St. Peter's
Church, West Chester, and conspicuous in the work
££Fp ce t Ct d «^iL h «* Women's Auxiliary Missionary
Society and the Home for Incurables.
bwim£ A r de V 3 survived by four sons— George A..
Philip H. Ernest R. and Edwin N. Adee-and i
daughter. Mrs. M. Dwlght Collier. The funeral will
be held at St. Peter's Church, West ' uester to
morrow afternoon at 3 o'clock. '
DR. J. HENRY KRI'ITNIGHT.
Dr. J. Henry Frultnight died at his home. No. 181
West Flfty-seventh-st.. yesterday from pneumonia.
He was forty-nine years old. Dr. Fruitnlght had
been failing in health for the last year, but was
not confined to the house until last Saturday, when
he became ill with the attack which yesterday
M? weeks' ago" 13 fath<?r ' ' "•nr *FrultnUhl died
Dr. rruitnignt was born and educated In this city
at his home to-morrow afternoon at 4 o^clock
J. LOUIS GROSS. JR.
J. Louts Gross Jr.. of the Stock Exchange firm
of Rutter & Gross, died yesterday morning at his
home. No. 100 East Seventeenth-st.. from consump
tion, after a lingering illness. Mr. Gross was fifty.
SSttSTO gSSS. 'Si-BSKHVW?
JUDGE J. A. OUIMET.
Montreal. Dec. 19-Jud*e J. A. Oulmet. who had
been on the Superior Court bench of the Province
of Quebec for the last fourteen years, died of
ci rebral hemorrhage in a barber shop last nlrht
H^ was a French-Canadian and fiftyXe "year? of
CAPTAIN MONTGOMERY D. PARKER.
Washlneton. Dec. 19.-Acttng Adjutant-General
V.ard to-day received a cable message from Gen
eral MacArtrwr. at Manila, saying that Captain
Montgomery D. Parker, of the Bth Infantry died
in the Military Hospital at Manila on the 'night
of December 17 from dysentery and liver trouble
Captain Parker was born in Massachusetts on June
M. ISO, and was appointed second lieutenant ln
the 9th Cavalry on September 1. 1879. In the spring
of 1&&9 he was on mustering duty ln South Carolina
and Georgia, and. having been transferred to the
Sth Infantry. Joined that regiment in Cuba H«
went to the Philippines in December "ast
AARON G. CRANE.
Orange. N. J.. Dec. 19 (Special).-Aaron G. Crane
a former importer of laces, white goods and em
broideries in New-York, died to-day at the home
Of his son, Thomas S. Crane. No. 24 Reynolds Ter
race, this city. He was born in Madison, N J
In ISI4 and was educated in private schools His
first business venture was in a drygoods store at
the corner a/ Market and Broad sts.. Newark
when* he remained until 1855. when he became an
importer ln New-York. In 1870 he became a mem
ber of the Stock Kxchange in the firm of David
sSawM He was a ttajich Hepubllr-an and
a member of the Presbyterian Church He le_rta
qq« bob and four daughters »-••¦
E. B. ZIMMERMAN.
rhlladelphU. D<»<-. 19.-E. K. Zimmerman, the
well known theatrical manager. is dead at the
home of his brother. George R. Zimmerman at
Bermyn, Chester County, Perm, at the age of
hfiy. Mr. Zimmerman had a long theatrical
career, in which he had manage] several success
ful attractions, including Mile. Aimee j am es
O'Neill and the English barytone, Charles Santlev
in concert tours, and was connected with the mm'
agement of "The Dark Secret." ,;viß x "•«
w>s. Y 2-& caraiS *
Harwich, Mas,., .~. U.-James A. Nichols m
year. old. died to-day from old age He » ' *
Pt .In^p h Mn ii 9 ._vvimam Ha!'-y better
known to borW fame a, "Bill- Halley chief iln
tenant of the no , r(J rllu Qutntr , T^ " «'»;
cswk alms's s.*^£.^«2
h»re y.«terday arid tiftv n %2 HXI?H Xl ?? anß A »>-»"'«
g[«S«l fortune, m th wheat pu.™*™^
dead |.« night In a .mall office which he 21 Z u
PUd for some, time near the Board of Trade. Death
*** due- to heart failure It *, s In .», . . **'
and w. B at o£ u& 9^^Xl^ff^^W.
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business hours he would regularly lock himself
ln his office, where he was working to complete a
new water filter, which it Is said it was his in
tention to have patented. He was apparently
sixty-five years old, and so far as is known had
no relatives In the city. A cousin Is said to tiva
in lowa, and an effort will be made to find him.
BERTILLOX SYSTEM FOR DISEASES.
HEALTH BOARf> ADOPTS CLASSIFICATION USED
ALL OVER THE WORLD.
In adopting a report submitted by Dr. Roger S.
Tracey, Register of Records, the Board of Health
decided at its meetisg yesterday to use the Ber
tillon system in classifying the caus?s of deaths in
the Bureau of Records, after January 1.
President Murphy of the Board of Health, when
seen at his home last night, said that the Bertlllon
system adopted by th* Board was not the Bertlllon
system of measurements aa used by the police, but
a system for the classification of diseases.
The system is intended to facilitate the gathering
of statistics on diseases and causes of death so
that they can be uniform all over the world. The
system ia now in general use abroad.
yETY TEAR'S CELEBRATION COMMITTEE.
TO HAVE MUSIC, BOMBS AND COLORED FIRC A3
WELL AS GERMAN SINGERS.
President Guggenhelmer of the Council yester
day appointed a committee, consisting of Council
man Sulser, Wise. Hottenroth. Doyle and L.elch, to
make arrangements for a possible celebration on
New Tear's Day at the City Hall. Tha committee
will meet this morning in the Council Chamber and
prepare plans for a celebration.
Mr. Sulzer said yesterday that In case tha Board
of Aldermen passed the appropriation of 52.500 for
the expenses of the celebration, it would be prob
able that there would be bands of music, bombs
and a quantity of colored fire. There would also be
a number of bombs of the largest pattern, about
twenty in number, but there would not be 4 dis
play of ordinary fireworks or set pieces. These lat
ter, it waa conceded, were used for every conceiv
able occasion, and. therefore, should be eliminated
from the display.
Another feature which Mr Sulzer promises is
that he will secure a great number of members of
the German singing societies ln the Hty to come
and sing choruses. H« expects to have at least flve
GRAXD CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC.
Th*> Quarterly concert of th. Grand Conservatory
01 Music of the City of New-York, which was given
on Tuesday evening, was the tnree hundred and
sixty third entertainment of the Institution. It was
In the West Side Auditorium. In the Young Men's
Christian Association Building, at No. SIS Wast
Flfty-seventh-st. The proceeds of the performance
are to be devoted to the free scholarship and build
ing fund. The following programme was given:
Rus?!an hymn, for cornet.
Miss Katharine Kins.
•¦Titanla" L. TVely
Miss Irene Weiss. v
"Honor and Arm*." "Samson"' Handel
•Th« Lark." for plan* Gltnka-Balakirew
Miss Bertha Reeves.
•The Chlrr.e* of Christmas Morn'" Dressier
Mis* Mary Agn- McMahon.
For Mezzo, with vlo'.ln obbitgato by
Miss Jeannette \>rmorel.
C'>n'-ert»» Hat 1. In A Llest
M. Mabel Corby.
The orchestral accompaniment on a second piano by
Dr. E3 EberhanJ.
Seventh concert* for violin t>e Beriot
HIM J*»nn»tfe VermoreJ.
Bx-erptu from th* opera "Faust".. Gounod
J. DVRYEA ELMFSDORF DEAD.
J. Duryea Elmrnd. rf. formerly of Brooklyn. <51*.l
yesterday ln Pha»uu. ArU .. from consumption H»
*«• thirty-two years olr! Mr Elmcndorf waa th»
•on of the lav» Dr J. H. Elm«ndort He wen
¦VTeat in 1193. and aoon established himself tn tbo
real estate bualnew! with hla brother. Frederick
E. Elmendorf. In Spokane. Wash. Mr. Khnendorf
waa unmarried. He will be hurled In Spokano
NEWCASTLE EyTERTAiyS LORD IIOPE.
Th« Duke or Newcastle, who la «t«>lns at the
Hotel Savoy, received a few friend.- yesterday He
*»• *lth his brother. Lord Hop*, for a part of the
day. He will remain In NtwVork to see his sister
in-law. Lady Hepe. formerly May Tone the actress
•»P*ar In th* play In which she Is shortly to take
part. After that he will take a trip to Florida
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QOLLA, JOHN.— pursuance of. an «>r^er of
Hon. Abner C. Thoraas. « Surrogate or '*<• Ceunty
ef New York, notice is hereby given to *S1 persons having
claim* axaiast Joan Oolla. late of the County .*« N»w
York. deceased, *• present the «am- with vouchers there
' of to the subscriber, at hi» plat* ¦¦( tran»aetlas business.
No. 3.2i2 Broattway. Borouxh* of Manhattan, in tbe City
of New York, on or befor* th» s»trt Jay of June next.
Dated Sew York, the 19th day ».f December. rM*.
CHRISTIAN GOLLA. AJmini»traier
ALBERT B. WRIGHT. An •mew for Administrator. I*
Nassau Street. *V>rouiih of Manhattan. City «t Nee;
TN PURSUANCE of an order of Hob Abntr (
C. Themas. a Surrogate of the Caunty of New Tart.
notice ta hereby ctvc« to alt persons having claim* iw'.jji
Matthew Dilctunan. late of the County «C Sew York, de
ceased, to pr*a*nt th* *aa*ie with vouchers tne»eo#te is*
stibscrlber. at her place, of transacting business. No. SO
Broadway. Bnrcudi of Jlnr.hattan. in the Cnv at New
York «>« or bef>r» the 25th «ay of April nest.—
New Tor*, the ITta day of October. HMO. CAIIOUNB
L DIKEMA.N. Administratrix of •:-.* Rstat» of Matthew
Dtkeman Deceased. Z. MSLVILLE KXOTVXE3. Attor
ney («r A<Jaitni«rstrU. Nx 803 Broadway. Boroujh ef
Manhattan. New York City.
TOURIN. MARGARITA.— In pursuance at «n
! order of Hon. Abner C. Thomas. a Snrroeat» ef th»
County of New York, notice is hereby civen to ill aer
' sons havtn* claims a«atnat Mar»nta Jorrln. tat* of «s
Cltv at \Va*h.n*ton. V. C, deceased. u» present w»
i same with vouchers thereof to the subscriber, at aia
; place of transacting business, at the ofnee of P» v «2 ™
Mocre. his attorney*. No 33 N«*eau Street, la th« mr
; *ush of Manhattan U. th* Oty of New^Yojk. «n or ba
»,.*• the fourteenth day cf March. 1001. n«t.-»jj*
New York September «. 1000. CLIFFORD 3. WALTON.
Ancillary AdminUtmor. pa vet & MOORE. >.«y > tg*
for Administrator S2 Nassau Struct. Soroush « lavawa**
tan. New York X. V -
gonntrrt Dcarb tDanttb.
/"¦» NTUEJ* \?» would like to learn «# sm«lt »•••». h *? t< V" ;
* f with board, about » a week, in Tarrytowo. » *|5
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