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SOCIETY SUNDAY REVIEW.
vTith the advent of the holiday week i'.ip curtain
jr^r be said to fall on th« first act of me Mason.
For * short while, with the exception of two
dances, there will be hardly any large entertain
rt.tr.it. or entertaining to town. The air Just now
,'« tilled with pleasing rumor* and hints of the
pttEwrous surprises In store for the guests at the
-Minis Christmas house parties In the country.
rare are many persons who will leave the cltv
f gt Meadow Brook and the Heaapstead neighbor
hood, where there win be a fortnight of gayety.
n . Hermann Oeirlehs was one of a large tarty
%# have gone to Long Island. Mr. and Mr*
So Smith. Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Dillon Rlplev.
v- and Mrs Norman de R. Whltehoune. Mr and
£, c. Albert Stevens and William C. Whitney
Jsi keep open house. Mr. Whitney and his party.
,rt,o nave been at Aiken. S. C. started yeoterdav
tgr New-York, and are due here thin morning
the calendar of social incident* also- shows that
ttere will be dances at Merrtstown. those who will
jgtertain in that neighborhood being Mr. and Mrs.
lasts Thebsud. Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Rutgers
covens, who will give dances, and Mr. and Mrs.
H. »tcK Twotrtbly who have a large house party
,t Flcrham. At Tuxedo there will be festivities
iX to* club on Christmas and a bal masque on New
TeWi Eve. The wedding of Frederick Hoffman
» a *!*• Ze l '* Preston will be an affair of much
is:port«:ice. and will come between the. celebration
c Christmas and New Year's.
la fact, nearly all the country houses will he
opened, and there will be good cheer and the tra
dition* of the merry season everywhere. More and
more is the English Christmas being observed In
juaerica, and In this section especially many of
the old Dutch customs have given way to tho
British and Anglo-Faxon methods of celebrating
the Tulctide. But there will not be any lack of
jsyety !a town. Mr. and Mrs. James L. Breeze
efrt & dance or. Christmas Eve at No. 6 West Sls
te#ath-»t. It Is understood that this will be more
tor the younger than the older net. and that many
of :ie guests will be debutantes ol the season.
Ciirtfitmas Day ill be devoted in a great measure
10 fami'y dinners. The one unique Christmas cele
hratioc In society, which was an Institution for so
9a i years, ha» disappeared with the death of the
genial host who organized these parties. The
Christmas tree, at the Theodore Havemeyers' Is a
timV of the past. These delightful family reunions
tlvays included friends as well as relatives, and
right well aid Hermann Oelrichs, or his brother
Caariet- play the part cf Santa Claus and dis-
Bfl»«:e the handsome sifts to both young and old.
Th« celebration was modelled on Teutonic lines.
tileh makes of the festival a cheery entertaln
oCit; not co boisterous, perhaps, as the English,
with Its reel and dance with the servants in the
tsrr or servants' hall, but as full of good spirit.
Hermann Oeiriehs Is in San Francisco this year.
The H&vemeyers are in deep mourning.
The mjfer larre entertainment on Christmas Day
flsslf srsl b* the Christmas dinner given by Mm.
wmi*rr. Rh:n»lander at Sherry's. This will In
clude * ¦ tree, and the Rhinelander fam
ily aad eral branches will celebrate the
festlra. ¦ the good old Dutch manner, which still
rercs :-.• -sdition In the family.
The ay after Cnristrr.as will see a large aud*
esce at the opera, for it Is, so to speak, a premiere.
or, rather, the performance of a semi-novelty -"La
Bohfmr " Mrs. Henry O. Havemeyer gives a small
dance for her daughters at No. 1 Cast Sixty-sixtii
fU. and there will be several smaller entertaii;.-
Mie; EIIm Strong; and William Kip, who are to
ha married en January 31. will attend a dinner
ctres for them on Thursday by Sir. and Mrs.
r'tV.'.p Bhlr.e'.ar.oer. Mrs. Rhinelander is the sister
cf Mr. Kip. At Mr. Bagby'e second musical morn
ing Mine. Sarah '—-.hard: will recite. There will be
several reception? and meetings" of dancing classes.
On -Any the debut of Miss Helen Barney Trill
take place at a large dance given for her by Mr.
aafi Mrs. Charles T. Barney, at their borne, No. 101
Hast Thirty-eighth-st. Worthlngton "VTbltenous*
WJi lead the cotillon with Miss Barney. The first
of the Knickerbocker dances will take place at
DelsK>r.;?' ¦¦'* the same evening, as will alto the Bf -
end meeting of the Friday Evening Dancing Class.
On Saturday there will be the second meeting of
the Junior Cotillon at D*lraonlco's and the dinner
<!«» et Morrlstown. which is to be given by Mr.
and Mrs Louis Thebaud. The third meeting of
Mn. £rh£r±t's dancing class win take place the
Thas it will be seen that In comparison with
th« weeks whirl; have gone before there will not
be a greet many entertainments. But January will
*« mtrwmeSr gay, and In one set particularly there
are wiry dates tor dances and entertainments of
all kinds. There have 'been l-T»t few seasons when
Mrs. Af tor. Mr*. John Jacob Aster. Mrs. El bridge T.
Gerry. Mrs. xrilUaxa D. Sioati*. Mrs. Seward Webb,
Mrs.- Tift«ni>ly. WUilarn C. Whitney and Mrs.
Ogde.a- Mills have all given large dances In eucces
«ion. i "'l And there are a number of smaller affairs.
Mr. and Mr*. Cornelius VanderWlt will give the
first, dance since their wedding. It will be only for
about one hundred and twenty-five persons, and the
V.ft will include simply those who are known In the
Among tl.- latest rumors from Tuxedo is the
statement that Mr. and Mrs. Amos Tuck French
•will give a large hou#e party for the French family
tnere. Among the persons who have engaged rooms
at the club over the holidays are Mr. and Mrs.
George L. Rives. Mr. and Mrs. Pierre Lorlllard
¦¦tut, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Seton. Jr.. Fernando
Yir-iga. H. O. Barbey. Mr. and Mrs. Charles B.
Alexander. Mr. and Mrs. William Rhlnelander
Stewart. Mr and Mrs. J. F. D. Lanler and Mr. and
Mrs. Wliiiatn Kent.
There were many entertainments yesterday.
Among these were dinners given by Mrs. Astor,
Sire. Townsead Burden and Miss Elizabeth Remsen,
the lat»or In honor of Un.«. S«cbrich, and the
Second meeting of the tjaturday Dancing Class took
place at I>elmonleo*6. The first matinee at the
ei>«-r8 was unusually crowded, and a number of
natiree parties were given. ¦ Mrs. Jules Reynal was
tb» hostess at one of these, and among the other*
wfco were in .the house were Mrs. J. Frederick
Plerson. Mr. arid Mrs. Charles T. Barney and Miss
Barney, Mrs. Dallas Pratt and Miss Pratt, the
Mies** Grrrv. Mrs. Charles Tinier. Mrs. Thomas
Hitchcock. .Airs. George Henry Warren. Mrs. Robert
Ooatet. Mrs H. Mortimer BroQkF, Mrs. John R.
Lrrermrsre. Mrs. Beth Barton French, Mrs. Adrian
J»e!ln, Jr., and Miss Iselin.
There have been good hous** at the opera during
tfca week. T:.«r most brilllart socially was that on
Monday evening, but the greatest display of jewels
end gomrvm was reserved for Friday. In the dis
tribution of boxes many of the fashionable matrons
hare arranged it so that they arw present all three
*7«iir.s* of the meek, alternating In different parts
*»? 'he Imbjm. Mrs. Astor and hr daughter-in-law.
Urs. Jol-.r. Jacob Astor. were only present on Mon
"*y evening. Mrs. Ladenbt»*ij had the box on
«r»(jrj«>Eiiay. and Mrs. A. Lanfear Norrie and the
Ifcron«-*s de Selliere had it on Friday. Mrs. Will
»a F. Burden appeared on Friday with her fiance,
J|r. Clarke, They were the gnats of Mr. and Mrs.
Fra-k 'A'ithertx-e, and mere the recipient* of gen
eral congratulation on t»eir recently announced en
*Bgen.« The Duk* of Newcastle has been a
«m«ranT stterCant. He m-a« the frw-rt r.f Mrs.
Fran™ H. Leggett on Friday.
Th»> bunts have begun at Alken. The club has
'P*r*»4. and many of the winter residents are ex-
P*eteil. Major H«d Mre. Mallery are in their beau
*]*ol home. Mr. and Mrs. Thoma? C. Hitchcock
rSf be*' 1 - at Alken *iri<-«- December 1. Several run*
»"ari«un«!is and beagles have taken I'lace.
J liver Hazard Payne will go for a while to,
Tboniarvlli*. Oa. He will take a party there to
r.:« hoatlrg lodge. Mr. and Mrs. I^elter are glrlngr
« Christmas hous^ party In an old Virginia man
* '-¦ near Varrincton. The hotel* and the golf
*li t-. ar *. ta fa!l operation lit Ban Aujru«lne and
vl* JT i? 11 * 4 •***<» Wd»> fair to If j.roeiM-roue. Th
vfi B ** r h »*»* on doe* not really l»egin until
York' *" ther *' *• *nurh patronage from New-
The enregesjtat of Augustus Tuckerwan Glbba
*•> M!*s AnceSca SlngJeton Duer Is announced.
«i*« Duer is ln * youngest daughter of Mr. Ed
*f..r^ R . Dl)fr . "f Hawxhurst. Weehawken. and a
tSSSS ct Mrs. Clarence Marker of thin city. Mr.
iagjy ="'Cth*:r in a Ister «1 -V- --•¦- Paul and
%n- Arthur V. Bls#eH. the wife at Dr. Mswati
cr '3 th* mother of Mr*. Sanford Bl*«e!l. '"* v "---
I* r<ll> ' » t hf . r hon)4 . No CT< Ka>t Fifty-!--.
¦¦a. Msasß mas a member of the Browne family.
* y— t<tsw» County, and a daughter of the late
J^S" Xeheodah Browne, of Rye. ft^f wan a
•"harming end cultured woman nt.n well known
** -^'•'Vjrk society. She was a member of
•*vera! of the Revolutionary societies. and was
rTv d l 0 many prominent 'a.Til-< « both in this
««iitr> . rj<3 la England. Dr. and Airs. Bi»«-ll
%„*- n ; nt!> y#*r.t abroad, and Mm. Bissell and
?er cau«rht*«- were presented at numerous foreign
¦jwrt*. including that of Queen Victoria. Th«
——I »iii be in the family vault, nt Jly*».
The private, theatrical* given for the beneflt of
*™»th»rn missions, on Thursday evening, at the
"*•**>}• Lyceum. wer«- well patronised and passed
*2 with great «cUt. There was Informal dancing
fe 'ter th* performance. Miss Alice Ward Howland
ar.d Frederick fi. Woodruff Rave a musical
?ketch entitled "Cops and Saucer*," after which
**—t Je*rtt tsapera«a«U« a dancing girl; next
«*»« & sketch called "Gentleman Jim." which was
•ct«4 by Miss Katharine Johnson and Norman
oudert; number four "on the programme was a
"»ng. "Rhorla and Hei Pagoda." rendered by Miss
AH.-c W. How land: for a finale a comedy entitled
Th Three Miss Biddies." for : which th*> follow
ing was. the cast: Miss Janet de Kay. Mies Alice
W. Howland, Miss Katharine Johnson. James O.
Sykee. The acting throughout the evening was
admirable. Among the patronesses were Mrs.
Benjamin S Church. Mr». William Ralnsford. Mrs.
Henry Burden. Mr* Mublenberg Bailey. Mrs. Al
•£ d °i Rowland. Mrs. Charles I. Hudson. Mr*.
inward Beadle, Mr. Henry E. Howland. Mrs.
Sidney de Kay. Mrs. William Rutherford, Mrs.
Robert Crosby, Mrs. Charles * Whitehead. Mrs.
James Benedict. Mrs. Holllnusworth Babecck, Mrs.
Bayard Dominick. Mrs. James Otis Hoyt, Mrs.
Mrs. Astor gave a dinner party last evening at
her home. No. 542 Flfth-ave. Her guests were
Colonel and Mrs. John Jacob Astor Bsron and
Baroness de Selllere, Mr. and Mrs. A. Cass Can
field. Mr. and Mrs. Harriman. Mr. and Mrs. Stuyve
sant Fish, Mrs. Adolf Ladenburg, Mrs. Oelrichs.
I^dy Cunard. Mme. de Talleyrand, Mr. and Mrs.
Edmdhd L. Baylies. Mr. and Mrs. F\ K. Pendleton,
Mr. and Mr*. Cornelius Vanderbllt. Jr.. Mr. and
Mrs. J. Lee Taller. William K. Vanderbllt. James
Van Alen Egerton L. Wlnthrop. Lispenard
Stewtrt. Mr. De Navarro and Mr. Raimbouvllle.
Miss Elisabeth Remsen. of No. 17 West Flfty
flrst-st.. entertained at dinner last evening. Her
guests wer* Mme. Sembrlch, Mr. snd Mrs. Allst»n
Klrgg. Mr. and Mrs. Jules Montant, Miss Cal
lender. Miss Nathalie Sohenck and the Messrs.
Booraem. Frank Paton and Harold Brown. Mrs. I.
Towneend Burden. No. v East Twenty-sixth-st..
also gave a dinner party last evening.
Mrs. E. Ellery Anderson, of No. 11 West Thirty
elg-hth-st . has Issued Invitations for a dinner party
on January 1«. She will also give a luncheon on
Mrs William Rhinelander will give a family din
ner party at Sherry's on Christmas. She will
entertain at luncheon the following day at her
home. No. IS West Forty-eighth-st.. In honor of the
Countess de Laugler Villars. Mrs T J Oakley
Rhineland^-r has rent out Invitations for a dinner
company next Saturday.
Mr*. J. R. Harris will give a dinner party on
January S at her home. No. 14 East Fortieth-at.
Mrs. Hermann Oelrlchs will not give her usual
<~rtri!-tmns Eve party this year for her son. Master
Hermann Oelricha. Jr. Master Oelrichs. however,
will have a small tree, and will probably entertain
a few of his young friends.
TVllllatn C Whitney will return from Alken to
SOrTHERX PACIFIC , A DTAWCES.
ACTIVITY "AID TO MARK THE LIQUIDATION
OF A POOLS HOLDINGS.
The course of Southern Pacific in the recent bull
market has excited much comment In the Street,
but has been without authoritative explanation.
While about every other railway stock on the list
has been rapidly advancing In price. Southern Pa
cific ha* been practically at a standstill all the
month, fluctuating fractionally between 42 and 43,
although the transactions in the stock have been
large, ranging from 20,000 to 40,040 shares a day.
Two day* ago however, the long expected advance
came. the stock rising to 44% on vales of about
12'.»,00O shares, and yesterday It closed at 45. The
beginning of activity In the prtiafe, it was said yes
terday by well Informed men in Wall Street,
marked the final liquidation of the holdings of a
pool which many months ago took over the stock
of Mrs. Leland Stanford, and which recently added
to Its holdings the stock of the C. P. Hunting-ton
estate in Southern Pacific. This pool. It Is said,
has been transferring these stocks day by day to
another pool formed to acquire them, the composi
tion of which could not be definitely learned yes
It was also reported, on what seemed to be good
authority, that a plan was under consideration by
the Southern Pacific management for dividing the
»lock of the company Into two classes, In the eic.
pectatlon of soon paying dividends on the pre
ferred etock thus to be created. The outstanding
stock aggregates $187,832,148.
-OUNT YON BLUMENTHAL
Berlin. Dee. 22. — Count yon Blumenthal. the old
eft Field Marshal In the German army, died last
evening on his estate at Quellendorf, Duchy of
Field Marshal Leonard Count yon Blumenthal
was born In 1810 In Schweldt on the Oder. He
was seventeen when he entered the German army
as second lieutenant of the Guard Landwehr Regi
ment. In IMS he took part against the Berlin rev
olutionists. He served In the Bchleswig-Holstein
campaign on the staff of General Yon Bonln, dis
tinguishing himself in several battles, for which
be was made chief of the general staff of the Hol
slein army. His talent being recognized, he was
rapidly promoted, reaching in 186* the grade of
Ma -General He served with distinction in the
Austrian and the Franco-German wars, being- in
command of the Third Army Corps In the last
named struggle. He was made a Count In 1883.
PETKR CANTINE. ESQ.
Kingston, N. V.. Dec 22 (Special).— Peter Can
tine, one of the oldest and most eminent lawyers
of Ulster County, died at his home, in Saugerties,
on Friday, after nn illness of several months. He
was born in Marn!<-.town, T'lster County. In 1831.
on the Cantlne Farm, which has been the family
home for nearly two centuries. He began the study
of law with Stephen Sammons. at Fonda. M. V., In
1853. continuing later with the late Judge Kenyon,
of thi.« city, and being admitted to the bar in
mk After a year's practice with Mr. Sammons. he
settled in Saugerties. where he remained. He was
a man of strong and persistent individuality, and
a worthy legn! •¦ombv.ant for men of greater eru
dition tlian (¦>•¦ possessed. He was connected with
»otn~ r,t the moj>f important litigations !n the
county. Alway? an ardent and active Republican.
be w»ji Bhirrogate of Ulster County for Bix yeare.
and held other important offices. He married a sis
ter of John H. Ptarin, of N'ow-Tork, and hi* fon,
Charles F. Cantine, is District Attorney of T'lster
GEORGE R. RHODES.
George H. Rhodes, a former Inspector of po
lice, who retired from the far H In May after a
service of over forty year?, died yesterday afternoon
from apoplexy at his home. No 137 Milton-st.,
Brooklyn, at the age of seventy-seven. He had had
a slight attack a month ago, but had apparently
recovered from It. On Friday morning he was at
tacked by paralysis of the limbs. Dr. J. A. Jenkins,
of ' No. 271 Jefferpon-avc, Brooklyn, was railed in.
and Mr. Rhodes rallied for a time At 2 o'clock yes
terday afternoon be suffered a relapse, and died
at 4:13 o'clock. He had not been entirely well nince
the police parade in Manhattan two years ago,
when he acted as Chief of Police while Chief Dev
erjr took part In the parade. He walked a great
deal on that occasion, and was found in a Ftate
of collapse at Police Headquarters, in Mulberry
rt. At the time of the last trolley strike he fell
off a Oar and injured his head.
Mr. Rhodes was born in this city. For a num
ber of years he lived In Constantinople, where his
father was a naval constructor in the employ of
the Turkish Government. The greater part of his
police career was served at the Greenpoint-ave.
station, where he was in command over thirty-five
years. In the first year of hit" appointment on th«
force, over forty years ago. he made rapid prog
ress in the ranks, being promoted successively to
roundsman, sergeant and captain in that period.
Three years ago he was made Inspector.
Mr. Rhodes was a stanch Republican, and had an
excellent record as an officer. He leaves a widow
and a married daughter. His two sons, now dead.
WILLIAM IIKNRT KIRK
East Orange, N. J.. Dec. 22 (Special).— The Rev.
William Henry Kirk died to-day at the home, of
Herbert S. Parmelec. No. 91 Wi!llam-i«t.. East Or
angf. Me was born in Halifax. N. S., In Octo
ber, lEIS. and was jrraduatPd from Union Col-
Ippr, NVw-York. In IW^. and from I'rlnceton Theo
!o<ri<-ai Seminary )n 1849. He filled pastorates in
Fall«!"ir\, N. J.: Flshkill. N. T T.; Philadelphia and
Belvidere until 1866. when he retired, and had since
lived in the Oranges. His wife died a number of
yearn ago. He leaves one daughter. Miss Anna P.
Philadelphia, Dec. 22.— Sevlll SchoflVld, on« of the
best known manufacturers of woollens In inls coun
try, died suddenly last night at hi* horn* In Mana
yunk, a manufacturing diatrW of this .-ii v. Mr.
rVhofield was sixty-eight years old. and a* th«
pioneer manufacturer of Manayunk. He wan a
men of wealth at one time, having male much
money In the Civil War manufacturing; blankets
for the Union Army, but In the last decade had
me*, with frequent iMntnaM reverse*. i?»», however,
was active In business up to the time ••' his death.
Syracuse. N. V . Pee 22.— Th* Rev David Whit
ney Thurston. one of the oldest Methodist preach
ers In the State, died here to-day. He was born at
Owego, Tloga County. In 1818
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, SUNDAY. DECE^rBER 23. 1000.
THE PASSING THRONG.
In a hunting community not far from this city
there is a son of one of the members who seems
destined to throw a famous leg
PLUCKY over the pigskin. That Is. it will
RIDER. IF be famous If the recklessness tff
HE IS its; owner permits it to come to
TOT'NO maturity. His courage Is of the
first water, his nerve without limit,
but he is only eleven, and his discretion leaves
something to he desired. Onoe the ardor of the
chase is on him, his father says, he will put his
"gee" at anything in his path, even if It should
happen to be a church. He has until recently rid
den to boundF on his pony, but so clever was his
work that the attention of the master of fox hounds
waa attracted, and he gave the boy recently a leg
up on one of hfs own huntors. The horse was
rangey, half bred, seventeen and one-half hands
lii^h. and with a temper of ils own. After they
were in the field the master of fox hounds remem
bered the hunter's peculiarities of temper, and his
heart misgave him. The boy was excited and
happy, hut he looked a bit lonely and forlorn seated
on the huge horse, and the master of fox hounds
decided to ride close at hand and to keep a careful
eye on him. After the hounds found, all seemed
to go well, however, and the master of fox hounds
forgot his pood interflons as hl« "porting blood
rose. Suddenly he remembered, and looked around
lust In time to see the boy put his mount at a five
barred gate. The horse refused, and up hi* neck
the youngster s'id. He grabbed wildly, and his tiny
arms went round the horse's neck. So close was
the horss that his head waa over the gate he had
refused, and as the boy slid stt he struck the top
bur. To this he hung, and as tha frightened mas
ter of fox hounds rode up he held up his hand.
"Pleasr Mr. Blank, does that count as a fall?" he
demanded. "I didn't touch ground " "w!jy, no.
Reggie." said the master of fox hounds, as ht dlß
guised a laugh in a cough, "I don't think that
ought to count a* a fall. Are you hurt?" "Not a
hit," was the cheerful response, "and now. If you II
lead him up I'll mount from here and then I won t
have to touch ground. He did. and was In at the
death, and anything he wants in that club now is
his from the beat hunter In It* stables to the mas
tership of th«? hounds when he grows up.
Albert Steyn. of San Francisco, who formerly
spent some time mining In the Transvaal, In speak
ing yesterday at the Waldorf-
BOER FIGHT- Astoria of the present aspect of
ING LIKE the struggle between Boer and
INDIAN Briton, said: "I do not think that
the Boer resistance can ever again
be a serious factor. By that I mean that there can
be no real danger of his actually overcoming the
English and again securing possession of any part
of the territory that has been wrested from him.
At the same time he will make it exceedingly un
comtortable for the Briton and be able to harass
him in various way*. Life In the Transvaal until
all the Boer commandoes are either exterminated
or o/>rralled Is not going to be a thing of Joy. In
the guerilla system of warfare that he has now
been forced to adopt in order to prolong his re
sistance to the English the Boer Is at his very best;
like our American Indian, he well understands how
to travel with the least possible Impedimenta. A
bag of dried beef tied to the pommel of his saddle,
his cartridges tn the belt about his waist, bis rifle
Blunu across his back and a hlanket roll behind his
saddle complete ni» equipment and rend«r him ready
for the march. He can start at a minute's notice
and go any given distance. While his hnrse can get
his subsistence from the veldt, the little saddlebag
of biltong will give tne Boer all he needs in the
way of subsistence. How can Tommy Atkins hope
to cope with him at anything like evens? He cant
march as fast or as far. and when it comes to
shooting the Boer simply haa him hobbled bands
and foot. Another thing is the wonderful ability
the Dutchmen have to take advantage of any cover.
In this they are like our Indians; they can lie closer
to the earth than any men I ever saw. and fan
render themselves safe In a country where Tommy
Atkins cannot nnd cover of any kind."
"Then, again, the Boers are operating In a terri
tory in which they know every ford and short
cut." continued the speaker. "Ev-
EXGT.ISH cry mountainside path and safe
SLOW retreat is known to them, and this
TO LEARN". It Is that enables them to sweep
down, strike a damaging blow and
get safely away before their adversaries get back
their wits and are able to make an effective ritort.
Friends write me from South Africa that the Brit
ish soldiers yield nothing in bravery to those of
any other race, but that they are the slowest set
to "learn In the world. The defeats they have en
dured and the traps they have walked into seem
to have taught them nothing, and the methods
they are employing to fight the Boers to-day are
the" same that they used at the beginning of the
srrueple. Of course, they'll utterly crush the Boera
In the end If only by sheer force of. numbers and
".ead. but the expense If awful, and the farueeins
men of Kngland must shudder when they count the
cost of the South African war and turn from the
contemplation of what such a victory to English
arms may portend In the future. In my opinion
it will b* a long time yet before the last of the
guerilla Boer* are gathered In, and in the mean
time the whole of South Africa will be kept in a.
greater or less state 01 ferment.
" 'Bobs's' return and Kitchener's elevation to the
command there 1 do not believe will help England.
Kitchener came within an ace of getting licked In
tha struggle with the Khalifa, and he only won
Ihe title of Lord Kitchener or Khartoum by the
.-.in of his teeth. H is a different proposition
he confronts tn the Transvaal from the one ho
solved in the Soudan, and 1 very much doubt that
what be learned In his conte.--: with the Khalifa's
forces will prove of much vaiue in hla campaign
against Oom Paul's soldiers. It is still a vexatious
problem that Kngland has in South Africa, and its
complete solution does not neem as yet at hand."
4 QOOD WORD FOR THE C.IRTOOSB.
THIS RF.AOBR SATS THET ARE A BCOUnGE TO
To the Editor of The Tribune.
Sir: In this morning's issue of The Tribune Is the
query. "Should cartoons be abolished?" No, and a
thousand times No! It is with great pleasure that
I raise my voice In praise of the cartoons appear
ing in your valuable paper. Despite the criticisms
of "L. M " and "A Tribune Reader." pray don't
think the majority of readers so wofully lacking
In humor or the appreciation of a Joke as these
two must be. What the preacher Is to the pulpit,
or the actor to the stage, the cartoon is to the
newspaper. It carries weight, and is oftentimes
more effective In moulding public opinion than col
umn* of text would be.
Tweed dreaded the cartoon. It was a mighty
power agalnfit him. Platt Is not fond of it; neither
is Croker nor Tammany, with the sledge hammer
blows dealt them through the medium of Leon
Barrltt's excellent Illustrations. It is a greater foe
to evildoers than words, offering at the same time
a fund of amusement to your readers. Therefore
let th« cartoon live and be thrice welcome.
New- Tork. Dec. 15. 1900. A. C. H.
THEY ARE ELEVATING. NOT DEGRADING.
To the Editor of The Tribune.
Sir: Let th« good work go on. Do not let any
dogmatic old fogies drive you out of the cartoon
business. As Tweed said of Neat's productions in
"Harper's." "Men that don't read the papers read
them thing* ' Leon BarrlU is i first class edu
cator. Success to him! I open my Tribune to his
page before «yen scanning the hendlines on other
page*. Th« cartoons are elevating Instead of de
grading. A. H. LA MONTE.
Blnghamton. N. T., Dos. 17. 1900.
OFF HIS PERCH.
THE XEW THEATRE CRAZE.
A THIRD PLAYHOUSE ON PAPER IN LO>KS
ACRE SQUARE— THIS ONE FOR
KIRKE LA SHELLE.
The line of theatres in Longacre Square may not
stretch out to the crack of doom, but it bids fair
to stretch out around the west side of the square
and up the east side, till It moots itself coming
down. Another report of a prospective theatre In
the square escaped yesterday, making the third
within two weeks. There are already two standing
there, the New-Tork anil tho Criterion, while the
Victoria is scarcely out of the square.
The one announced yesterday is to be— if it is to
be — on the south side of Forty-seventh-st. a short
distance east of the square. It is a plot of ground
7« by 109 feet in size, and It 1b connected with the
square b; a lot twenty feet wide, which will serve
for an entrance, to the theatre, and. Incidentally,
for an apartment house.
These lots have been sold, according to the re
port, by Sarah A. Walker and others, through N.
Brlgham Hall & Son. to Kirke La Bhelle, the man
ager of the company now playing "Arizona" at the
Herald Square Theatre. The plan is for a theatre
to be begun about next May and finished In time for
next season, to be used for Mr. La Sheila's own
productions and such others as he may find it
corvenlert to admit from time to time. It will
have to be a small theatre, as the ground Is not
big enough for any other kind.
Mr La Shell* is out of town at present, and his
agents at the Herald Square Theatre last evening
declined to be quoted In regard to his plans for a
COMMENT Oy CURREXT TOPICS.
AN IMPROVED TREATY.
From The Rochester Poet Express.
The treaty as It stands provides for the construc
tion of an lnteroceanic canal with American money
and gives to this country the right to control, pro
tect and defend It. The people of the United State"
will now patiently await the action of England on
the treaty as amended, with the sincere hope that
upon calm reliction and careful consideration the
English people will consider our stipulations Just
and reasonable and will give a cordial assent
DELAY "WILL DO NO HARM.
From The Baltimore News. ,\; . -
* If England should fall to ratify the convention,
the sta.us before the treaty was made would be
returned to. and construction of the canal put off
for a time. This can hardly be looked upon as a
disaster. The enterprise Is one of such magnitude
that the country cannot have too much time to
think about It.
THE BOER FIGHTERS.
From The Providence Journal.
Little stock should bo taken In the Idea that these)
men are fighting from despair. If they were they
would care less for life than they do. They would
make bold attacks oftener and be killed in larger
numbers. It Is cool bralnwork. not passion, which
Is securing them their unexampled mobility and
their wonderful escapes. Their ancestors In Hol
land and France fought their enemies In the same
dorged cautiously prudent and yet confidently dar
ing style. Of course, while this view of the present
Boer operations Implies that the British will have
some difficulty In corralling or utterly defeating
them It also supposes that they will by-and-by
bring' them up short. The numbers and resources
alone of the. British army will achieve this end, but
the troops are to be had and the supplies are forth
PROSPECTS OF REVENUE REDUCTION.
From The St. Louis Globe Democrat.
There Is a prospect that the Senate will go a little
further than the House has done In the direction
of removing the taxes Imposed by the. war of 1893.
The bill which was passed by the House proposed
a reduction of the taxes to the extent of $40,000,000.
while there are some Indications that th eSenate
may modify the measure to the extent that the re
duction will be $50,000,000 or $60,000,000.
THE WEATHER REPORT.
YESTERDAY'S RECORD AND TO-DAY'S FORECAST.
Washington, Dec. 22. — The pressure is low to-night be
tween the Rocky and Allegheny Mountains, with a cen
tre of marked depression over Eastern lowa, and rain Is
falling in the Mississippi and* snow In the Middle Mis
souri valleys. There has also been rain la tha middle
slope and light snow in the extreme Northwest. Tem
peratures continue considerably above the seasonal aver
age, except in the Atlantic States, although there has
been a fall of from * to 20 degrees west of tha Missis
sippi River. In the Pacific Coast and plateau region the
weather has been fair, except on the extreme northern
coast. Rain is likely Sunday from the Ohio Valley south
ward and over the greater portion of the lower lake
region. There will also be rain or snow in tb« Middle
Mississippi Valley and upper lake region. On Monday
the rain will extend to the Atlantic Coast, except la
Northeastern New-England. There will also be rain or
snow Monday in the Upper Ohio Valley and the greater
portion of toe upper lake region. It will be colder Sun
day In the central valleys, the upper lake region, the
Middle and West Gulf States, and colder Monday In the
Atlantic States and lower lake region. On the Middle
and South Atlantic Coast the winds will become high
southerly, shifting to northwesterly Monday, and on the
Middle Atlantic Coast they will be fresh to brisk south
to east. Sturm warnings are displayed from Jackson
ville to New-York.
FORECAST FOR TO-DAY ANI> MONDAT.
For New-England, fair to-day, probably rain Monday
In southern and western portions; colder Monday, except
In Maine; south to east winds, beoomlng brisk.
For District of Columbia. Delaware. Maryland. Eastern
Pennsylvania. Eastern New- York and Virginia, fa«r
warmer to-day; rain at night or Monday; colder Monday;
winds becoming high southerly, shifting to northwesterly
For New-Jersey, fair to-day, warmer la the "butlw;
rain at night or Monday: colder Monday; winds sauCsMg
high southerly, shifting to northwetterly Monn*^-.
For Western New-York and Western Penns>lv»4J*. fair
In eastern, rain la western portion to-day; :Joat"*y. rain
or snow aad colder; high southerly winds, becomli.r north
westerly by Monday morning.
TRIBCNB LOCAL OBBERVAT • ••
Id thU diagram Use «ontlnuoun whit* Un« saova th.
changes in pi.asure •* Indicated by The Tribune* aeu
rrroMlnc barometer. The (Jotted line aaows the tempera
ture as recorded at Parry* Pharmacy.
Tribune Office. D«a 23, la. — Th« weather niaHiilay
wa» fair an<i mild. The temperature ransr»ii b»tw*»n 20
and *<> iV^r»f«. th« average i.l4Mi) being the mma aa that
of Friday nail AH dgr««* lower than that of the «orr«
spnndlne date of l»"t y^ar.
Th« weather to-day will be fair. possibly with rain to-
GREAT NORTHERN'S PLANS
JAMES J. HILL COMES HERE TO CONFER
WITH J. PIERPONT MORGAN—NORTH
ERN PACIFIC CONTROL,
James J. Hill, president of the Great Northern
Railway Company, reached this city on Friday
night from the West and spent the day yesterday
In conference downtown, chiefly with J. Pler
pont Morgan, starting at night on his return to bis
home, ia St. Paul. It Is believed that the confer
ence with Mr. Morgan related largely to the future
management of the Erie Railroad Company, of
which Mr. Hill recently was elected a director.
In speaking of the railway situation In the- North
west, Mr. Hill said yesterday that there was now
an undoubted condition of harmony between the
Great Northern and the Northern Pacific, hot that
there was no Idea of a "hitching up" of. the sys
tems. As ¦to the reported plan for fanning a
through' line from ocean to ocean, of which the
Great Northern and tte Erie or the Baltimore and
Ohio might be. links. Mr. Hill said, as be bad said
a week or two previously In an Interview at St.
Paul, that such an idea was absurd; adding that
his road would benefit more through being able to
distribute Its tonnage among several roads than
through delivering It all to a single connecting
Mr. Hill would not discuss the repot-; that he
might soon enter the Board of Directors of the
Chicago. Milwaukee and St. Part, but It was
learned from an authoritative scares yesterday
that he and his friends have recently acquired
large holdings of St. Paul stock. It to also said
upon the best authority that the three largest
stockholders of the Great Northern— Mr. Hill. John
S. Kennedy and Lord Strathcona. who Is a mem
ber of the Executive Committee of the Canadian
Pacific Board— also now the largest holders of
Northern Pacific shares: so that It may be reason
able- to assume that Mr. Hill, In bis conversation
with Mr. Morgan yesterday, outlined some of his
plans for the betterment of the Northern Pacific.
For It la the opinion of leading financiers that the
ownership by Mr. Hill and his friends of a large
amount of Northern Pacific stock— although less
than an actual majority— coupled with the- undis
puted fact of their control of an Important line
paralleling the Northern Pacific, means that they
now control the ¦ Northern Pacific, so Ions; domi
nated by the Morgan interests.
It was said in Wall Street yesterday with much
posltlveness that the $?».000.M0 4 per cent preferred
stock of the Northern Pacific would soon be retired.
The reorganization plan permits the retirement at
par of the preferred stock, in whole or in part, on
call on any January 1 up to 1917. so that the pro
jected operation must promptly be executed. The
common stock is now on a 4 per cent basis, and la
any future division of profits the common and the
preferred would share alike, a restriction on the
common stock which the directors are understood
to think it desirable to remove. In the fiscal year
ended on June 30 the Northern Pacific reported
surplus earnings of J6.483.000, equal to about 8 per
cent on the outstanding common shares. The de
tails of the plan for the retirement of the pre
ferred stock are expected to be announced early In
the week. In the readjustment of the company's
securities a leading feature will probably be the
disposition of the land grant, now amounting to
about 23,000,000 acres.
MISS ALTA ROCKEFELLER HOME.
SHE, HER FIANCE ANT> ATTNT ARRTvTB ON
THE CAMPANIA— HER HEARING
Miss Alta Rockefeller, who has beer, at Vienna
under the treatment of Dr. Isldor Muller. a cele
brated ear specialist, and E. Pannelee Prsntfo. of
Chicago, to whom she Is engaged to be man-tod,
arrived hers yesterday on tho Campania. With
Mlbs Rockefeller was also her aunt, Miss L. M.
John D. Rockefeller was at the pier to meat his
daughter. Miss Rockefeller's hearing ¦¦wsinii to
be fairly good as she responded to the quwsrt—s
which were put to her on tho pier.
PRESIDENTS FRATERSITY TO MEET.
Boston. Dee. 22.— The annual convention of the
National Fraternity of Sigma Alpha Epeilon will
be held In Boston during Christmas week, and
members from the extreme West and Bouth are now
en route to this city. The headquarters will be at
the Vendom*. The sessions will continue through
Thursday. Friday and Saturday. President Mc-
Kinley, who is one of the prominent men of tho
country to wear the Sigma Alpha Epsllon badge,
has been given a special Invitation to attend, and
other guests Invited are Governor Boekhaia. of
Kentucky, and J- Washington Mooro. of Naskvllle,
lea Tea a good taste !n the month. It Is pore and whole
some. Don't be cheated with cheap goods.
HESSLBIN— ROTHENSTEIN— At Bradford. mVftaad,
Emily Rotbenstetn. daughter of Mr. aad Mtsl M. steth
ensteln. to Edgar J. Hessletn.
Notices of marriages and deaths must ¦
doroed with full name and address.
Bartlett. Sarah ¦vans. Kloiee F.
Bissell Anna B. Orifflth, Mary J.
Brewer. John H. I»es. Florence C.
Cantine. Peter. L*wr«r c. Benjur-.:-
Chapin. Anna J. B. Neamith Sarah F.
Coykendall. Sarah O. "Wallaea. Manraret F. J.
Edsall, Clara R Wesendone*. Hesja.
BAKTUTT- Oaddenly. on Friday. December 21. Sarah.
widow of Charles T. Bartlett.
Funeral services will be held at bar lata residents. No. 43
Bast STth-at.. on Monday. December 21 at 10 a. m.
BISSELIr— At her residence, 60 Bast ¦•«¦ St.. en Satur
day. December 22. MOO. of pneumonia, Anna. Bralrn.
wife of Arthur F. Blsaeil. M. D.. and daughter of the
late Judge Neheralah Browne, of Rye. Westcheiter
County. N. T.
Interment at Rye at convenience of family.
It Is kindly requested that no flowers be seat.
BRBWBR- In Trenton, N. J.. on December 21, 1800, John
Hart Brewer In th» 67th year of his age.
The relatives and friends of the family are Invited to at
tend his funeral from his late residence. No. ill East
State- st. on Monday, the 24th. at 11:30 o'clock a. m.
Services at Central Baptist Church at 12 m.
Interment at Rlvervievr. at the convenience of the family.
CANTING— At Kaugertlea. N. T.. December 21. Peter
Cantine. aged 09.
Funeral service from his late residence at Eaugfirtlesv
Monday. December 24. 8:30 p. m.
CH\PIN Saturday, December 23, Anna, J. Hepptc.
wife of Dr. Frederick "W. Chapln. of Hot Spring*. Vs..
an.l daughter of the late Thomas F. Hoppta, o£ Provt
Funeral services at the house of her brother-in-law.
Austen G. Fox. 45 "West 3Sd-st.. en Sunday afternoon,
December 23, at 5 -JO o'clock.
Burial at Providence.
COYKCNOAIJ^— Coykendail. Sarah 0.. widow of Ellis
A. Coykendail and daughter of William L. and Ann C.
Titus. In her 62d rear.
Funeral Sunday, 3:30 p. m.. at Friends* Meeting Honse.
Rutherford Place and 13ta-»t.
EDSALL— At Goahen, N. T.. en Thursday. December 20.
Clara X.. daughter of the late Benjamin F. and Mary
Edsall. in her 63d year.
Funeral services will b» held at residence. Ooehen. K. T-.
Monday, December 24. at noon.
EVANS — At Saratoga. N. T., on Thursday. December A
1900 Elolne Frances wife of William Evans. Jr.
Funeral servioes will be held from tha residence of Francis
H. Wilson. No 1.259 Padne-st.. between Bedford an.«.
Noatrand avea.. Brooklyn, on Sunday afternoon at 8
Interment in Greenwood. Monday.
GRIFFITH — After a long illness, at her residence. No. 21
West S6th-«t.. Mary J. Griffith, Toanaeat daughter of
the late tiHfflth W. and Mary J. GrlSth.
Funeral private. e^sS 1 !
Interment at Woodlawn.
It is earnestly request*: that no flowers ho east.
IVES— On December 20. at Quaker Hill Dutches* Canary,
N. T.. Mrs. Florence Carpenter tras. »
Interment Homer. N. T.
LAWRENCE — On Thursday morning. December M. Is*r>-
Jatnla Lawrence, late of London. England, la the m
year of bis ace.
Funeral servtees at No. 909 t^extngton-a've., New-TorJc.
on Sunday. December 28. at 10 a. m.
NESMITH— Friday. December 21. at her reeMsswe.
254 Henry-st.. Brooklyn. Sarah France*, widow of the
late James I. Nestnith.
Funeral aarrlcaa at her lata residence, December 2-*. at
2 p. m.
WALLACE— Friday. December 21. 1900. after a short
Illness Margaret F. J. Wallace, daughter of th- late
Francis B. and Margaret c. Wallace.
Funeral at the residence, 21 East BHth-et.. on Monday.
December 24. at 10:80 a. m.
WESENDONCK— Wednesday. December 19, 1000, at 10
p. m.. at his residence. No. 10 West Mth-st.. Hugo
wesendenck. in the »4th year of his as*.
Notice of funeral hereafter.
A^-The KrniTo «>metrr< - ttatloa Hsr
lem Railroad. 48 mtttotes' ride from the Cri.nl Central
Depot. Offlee. IS Cast Oa-et.
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Lots for sal* in all ren>«t«ii«a. Low prteea.
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Leeward ani 'Windward Islands, and Demarara. par
• s. iladlaaa (mall for Grenada and Trinidad meat as>
directed* "per a. a. Maoiana"): at 10 a. m. <suas*i
mentary 1O:3O a. m. 1 far Fortune Islaed. Jamaica.
Fa\-anllla and Cartnaa*na. per a. s. . Altai (mail far
Costa Rica must be directed '"per a. a. Altai"*: at 1*
a. m. (supplementary 10:30 a. m.) for Haiti, par a. a.
Alps: at 10-JtO a. m. for Cuba, per a. a, Mexico, via.
Havana: at 10:30 a. m. for Yucatan, per *. a. Prtma.
via Progruo: at 13:30 p. ra. for Mataazas. Caibarl^i.
vitas. Glbara an.l Baracoa. per a. s. OUnda dm»
nary mail only, which must be directed "per a. a.
oiin<la"t: at til p. m. for Nassau, per steamer from
Malls for Newfoundland , by rail ro North "ydn«y. an*
thane* by steamer, close at this office dally at 6:30 9. m.
(connecting cloa* hers «vary Monday. Wednesday aa4 Sat
urday). Mails for Miqin*!'n. by rail to Bna'on. and th*nc<
by steamer, cloa* at this offir« daCy at *:30 p. m. M«.tl»
for Cuba, by rail to Port Tampa. Fla.. and th«nc« far
itotmi-r. close at this 08*04 dally at t* a. m. <th« >-oa
nectlng closes are on Sunday. \Tednea4ay aad I"rWUy».
Mail* for Mexico City, overland, unless specially ad
dressed for dispatch by steamer, close at this oflse*
dally a* 1:30 p. m. aad 11 p. m. Malls tor Coata Rica,
ftellse. Puerto Cones «nd Guatemala, by rail to Nat<r
. Orleans, and thence by stoamer. cloa* at thl» ofllce daily
at ?!:*» p. ra. (connecting closes here Mondays' (too
B«Iiz«. Puerto Cortex an.l Gnatemala and Tuesdays far
Costa Rica. tR-«!siered mall closes at ft p. us. »M la—
Mails for Hawaii. Japan. China, and Philippine Islandv
via San Francisco, ck»e here daily at «:3n p. m . up t«
December t24. inclusive, for dispatch per a. •. America
Maro. Mails for 't»lna and Japan, via Vancouver. c!o«
h*r* tally at 8:30 p. m. up to December +23. lneldetT*.
for dispatch per s. s. Esipresa of India trcrUtered csail
must be directed -tla, Vancouver"*. Mall* for Aus
tralia, (except West AoatraJU). Xew-Z«atand. Hawatt.
FIJI and Samoaa Islands, vta laa FraneJace. elsa« Sum
dally at 6:3»> p. ra. after tiirssain «• and up to IV-
MmtwT ?». tnclustr*. or on day of arrival or a. *. Etn»
rl». dne at New-Tork December t». for dljpateh per s.
a. Sonoma. Malls for Australia (except Wast Australia.
which rocs via Europe, and Z— land, which sjmh vi.i
Baa rranciaooi. and Fiji lataods. via Vancouver, ckwe
her* dally at «;30 p. m. up to January »5. lnclusl*». for
dispatch per a. a. Warrtaioo (supplementary n.xlK n*
Settle, eloae at t'JO o. m. January *> Malts f..r
Hawaii. China. Japan and Philippine lataaids. via 9aa
Francisco. clo?» here dally at «.«» r. m. up. to January
?3. Inclusive, for dispatch par a. 1. l"ekliuc.
Xranspaciac malls are forwarded to port of »ailiiic daily
and the schedule of cl^alna; Is arraiKted on the presump
tion ef their unlßt»rmi>t*d ,>Tertan.l transit. fß#ai*
tares malt closes at « p. m. prvrtous <t«y
' rORNBLir* VAN COTT. Po«rma»t-r.
rualnll ". New-Term. X, T.. DeeemNsr St. MM.
CIIRISTM.V3 CAROLS will be sans by th« eMMrea el
the fir* Potato lloos* •< Industry. 1» T\ - orti»-at.. WM.
T. BARNARD. BupC. on aXiaday at 1 40 p. m. PuHia
HOLT TRINITY CHURCH. L«aox-«v*. and 12*1-*.
R«r. H. B. NICHOLS. Rector.
Sunday. December 3.
TJ*t.m fiat? Coe»a»mna«». 9:« p. m. M»r.«»r sarvteae.
li.-OOa. m. Sarvlceaarrt aarasea. •:•»». m Carol s*rn-«
7:?u a. m. Haly Comnoatoa. WMm. m. tlisi la ajM mt»
Wt. THOMA3 8 CHt'BCU. -:>.-**-, asd *M * — — «y
Crimoauatoa at » o'clock. Uornrns' pray«r. t«rmen ani
Holy Coaamaatofk at 11 o'clock. F.v«-n:n* prayer %ad »*
moa. i O'clock. B*r. Or. D.VCCOCK «U1 pr«a«h m th>
SOCIETY FOR ETHl<*,*t» <"rLTt-iwr^i»ii*,T. — ¦¦
tar 23. t*s\ a* U^». at -'«'•«««*• Mi»>- Hart, -mmm-
ATth-at. and "th-»\«. V Mr»»» by V>.->(««ao* EDWARD
HOVTARD GRiaGsi. Subject. The Moral TalW of Lily*
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