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BITS OF HUMOR FROM THE STATE CAPITOL
X 0 WOXDER THOSE WHO HEARD
this TALE COULD sot
Albany. April 13 (Special).— A group of Assembly
men was Bitting around one of the black tables of
th» Ten Kyck Hotel one night last week, when
•'•me one happened to speak at bribery as a temp
tation of legislative life.
"I don't b<-l!eve members are bribed as they used
to l>e." he said. "I've been here a whole winter
now, and I haven't wen any of It. It may have
bees prevalent In former years, such as you read
of and are toM about, but I don't believe It exists
"Neither do I." said another member of the
prroup. "I have peen in the papers now and then
of as many thousand dollars of 'swag' being
brought to Albany, but I don't believe it."
"That is, you haven't seen any of the 'swag"."
rejoined a third, who was drinking claret lemonade.
"Have you?" immediately asked the first two
"No, I can't say that I have; but there was a
practical Joke played on m Assemblyman from a
district not more than two hundred miles from
Kew-York City the other morning that makes me
think such thincrs are possible and perhaps"
'Perhaps what?" asked No. 1 with great eager
"Perhaps such things do exist."
"Impossible." interrupted No. 2.
The man with the claret lemonade* slowly began
ftlrring the crimson depths of his glass with a
straw, and then swished out a piece of lemon peel
on the table.
"But what was the joke?" demanded No. 1, still
BLANK IS NOT HIS NAME.
•¦Well." began the lemonade drinker, in a more
.Subdued voice, "it eras this way: Some of the
•boys' were sitting in the lobby the other morning,
•when one sai*:
¦ 'Ive hf-ard tell that Afsembryman Blank' (I'll
mil him Blank, because I don't want to give his
name away) 'is willing to be let in on a close bal
*' Tve heard the fame thing/myself.' said an
•"We'll soon find nut. then," paid I. 'There's a
till that will come up on the calendar In a few
minutes which may have a close vote, and we'll
j>ut our friend to the test." "
"How eon] ! you?" again interrupted No. 1. with
*till greater interest.
The former speaker stirred up the precipitate of
lemon seats and sugar in the bottom of his glass
"Well. I took a slip of paper and wrote down
eeven names. Then opposite each name I wrote
$10 In fat figures. Then I took the slip and quietly
etrolled over in the direction of our friend Blank.
By good chance there was a seat vacant just In
front of his chair, so I sat down in the vacant seat
|k Bud hell up the clip so my friend couldn't help
L] seeing it. Soon I began to hear him squirm around
V In his chair, rustle and tear newspapers, and finally
almost choke himself in a paroxysm of coughing.
That was what I wanted. My fish was nibbling.
Why. it was as easy as catching flounders. AH I
Jit.; to do was to poll In the line"—
"You didn't mean to bribe bim?"excla!med both
?Coc. i and 2, exchanging horrified looks with each
MADE A SHOW OF HIM.
The third speaker took a deep quaff of his lemon
ade, stirred up the lemon seeds again, and then.
•without at all heeding the perturbation of his fel
"When I heard that fellow squirming and cough-
Ing I simply folded up the slip, put it In my pocket
and .walked back Into the lobby where the 'boys'
•were. A moment later, who should pass by but
" There he pries.' they paid. 'He fooled you,
" 'Just wait," paid I. 'Just watch him and see.'
"Another minute, and Blank came back, eating
ten apple he had bought in Regan's corner. As he
passed he paid 'How d'ye do? How d'ye do?* to
all of us. and then began munching his apple. As
2 moved away from the group he swung around
at my elbow and said:
" 'What's up?'
" 'What's spy said I. with all the surprise I
" Tea," said he. 'something's doing, ain't there?'
'• 'Well, yes.' said I. 'something's doing; but why
do you want to know?"
" "Didn't you let in those fellows out there?" said
" 'You're a good guesser." I answered, 'but,
Blank, that don't concern you any, does it?'
"Blank hesitated a moment, and then said:
" ' 'Fraid you don't know me.'
" 'You don't mean. Blank,' said I, "that you want
•to be let in on this proposition '
" 'Certainly, certainly.' was the answer. "How
insny votes do you need?' "
"Impossible!" chorused Nos. 1 and 2.
"The rascal!" said No. 1.
"The scoundrel:" said No. 2.
The third epeakei tipped his glass to one side so
•that a few drops of the lemonade spilled on the
¦¦fable. Then he began again:
•' 'Well. Blank." said I. 'I've just got 76 votes—
fBSt enough to pass my bill."
"The fellow's face fell like night in the tropics.
But as a new thought struck him he brightened up
" 'But you ought to have a couple more votes, to
it>e sure. You may lose some of "em Sometimes
you can't depend on the Hessians'"
HESSIANS NOT DEAD YET.
'The Hessians:" exclaimed No. 1. "what do you
"The Hessians were mercenary troops hired by
th.- British in the Revolution," calmly explained
ihe man with the claret lemonade. "These Hes
tsians are also mercenary troops hired for the oc
• oasion. But. as I was saying, my friend Blank
had expressed the opinion that I ought to have a
•couple more votes. So I said:
! " 'Well, Blank, I can't pay more than J. . for any
•' "Five dollars!' said he. in disgust. 'Do you take
me for a common laborer? What do you mean?
Five dollars for a vote: From me? Why, the
lowest I over knew was Iff Keep your dirty
¦money— l don't want It. Keep It!'
: "Well, the bill which Blank thought I was in
terested in came up a few minutes later. I cared
no more about that bill than one of the statutes
of Florida, When the debate ended and the bill was
put to a vote I saw Blank looking at me with as
angry a look as if he had been robbed of all his
rr, r '> f before his own eyes. The clerk was calling
off the D's, when I held up one hand, with the five
fingers extended. Blank's face took on a still
more disgusted look. Then I saw both his hands
SO up and the ten fingers separate. I didn't look
at him again till the clerk had reached the S's.
By this time ail the other boys who understood the
situation wero smiling at one another and beckon
ing m*» to turn around. Just then the clerk called
out. 'Seventy-eight ayes. 53 noes." I looked around
suddenly, and saw Blank's hand come down. He
'had at last put up five fingers, but it was too late."
There was a momentary silence. Then said No. 1:
"It doesn't seem possible, and. what is more. I
Can't understand why I haven't seen such things."
"Nor i. either." said No. 2.
But the man with the claret lemonade drained
•his glass and said not a word.
WHEN' MORGAN SMILED.
IT IS SO SELDOM HE DOES THAT THE INCI
DENT IS WORTH RECORDING.
Albar.y. April 13 (Special).— Assemblyman Morgan,
r ' Kings County, rarely ever smiles when he Is de
bating a bill. Mr. Morgan, perhaps, has battled
?f> lons and ?o persistently with the forces of
Ramapo that he has come to think legislative life
ts too serious for smiles. But the little Assembly
man from Kings forgot himself last week when
•:•» town election bill of Assemblyman Stevens
came up for discussion. In the heat of the conflict
between tha Adirondack and the Brooklyn mem
bers Mr. Morgan was seen brandishing a news
i "Oh. Mr. Speaker!" he at last exclaimed, stand
ing on his tiptoe*, so r.« not to lose the Speaker's
eye: "Oh. Mr. Speaker, I rise to a point of order.
I do not think you can legislate against such
abuses as they tell about any more than you can
by legislation stop a farmer from blowing out th?
Immediately a hush fell on the chamber Mr
Morgan meanwhile happened to he looking straight
ot Assemblyman Swift, of Broome County. There
•was a look of such ir.tentness In the face of the
Brooklynlte that Mr. Swift seemed puzzled Then
-turning to Assemblyman Krwln. of West Hebron'
Washington County, the Broome County member
l|aM in a stage whisper, but with all seiiousness
"Bam. do you think Morgan means me?"
And Morgan smiled.
FRISBIE KNOWS HOW TO TRAVEL.
Albany. April 13 (Special).— ln the discussion on a
feertaln railroad bill In the Assembly last week As
semblyman Weekes. of New- York, happened to
• "Now, suppose there was an excursion from
Kew-Yf»rk to Buffalo, and I wanted to go. Under
> the existing law what would I have to do?"
"Get a pa 53," Interrupted Assemblyman Friable.
¦ 0t Schoharie. . -«•.-.-.•.
The roar of laughter which followed showed that
the Joke bad not failed for lack of annrectation.
LYNX PUZZLES ASSEMBLYMEN BY
HIS RATHER OBSCURE
Albany. April 13 (Special).— Wauhope Lynn, of
the Hid Assembly District. New-York, often pussies
the Assembly by his sudden shifts In repartee. In
arguing against a certain tax law last Tuesday he
"This bill will work hardship to a great many
men who own property in different counties. Take
my own case for example. I now own property ia
four different counties— York. Suffolk, West
chester and Greene counties."
The speaker was here Interrupted by Assembly
man "Tim" Sullivan, who, with a side wink at As
semblyman MtKenwn, said: "May I ask the gentle
man a question?"
'•Certainly, certainly," answered the member from
the Hid District. ¦¦•
"Then I want to ask the gentleman if he will own
property in any more counties after the legislature
"Yes. I will." replied Lynn, "if the word of Sulli
van and McKcown amounts to anything."
ITKBOWM DISLIKES SCALPER&
HIS BALD HEAD CONVINCES ASSEMBLYMAN
EVERETT OF THAT FACT.
Albany, April 13 (Special).— When the Anti-Scalpers
bill, providing for the purchase of all railroad
tickets at authorized office?, came up for final pas
sa<e In the Assembly last Thursday the rollcall
showed an exceedingly close ballot. As the bill
ni Introduced by Assemblyman Everett, of Put
nam County. Mr. Everett was naturally somewhat
worried about the number of vote? cast in the af
firmative, and was carefully counting; them off on
a tally list. Finally, the clerk reached the name
of Mr. MeKeown. the leader of the Kings County
Democrats. As there was r.o answer, Mr. Everett
looked anxiously in the direction of the Brooklyn
BMSsber's seat. Mr. MeKeown was sitting with his
back to the Speaker, and the sunshine from the
southern windows shone with a reflected brightness
from his smooth tonsure.
"How does Mr. MeKiown vote?" asked the
Pper»k<r, when the Hrooklynlte still failed to an
swer. Before Mr. ItcKeown could reply the Put
nam County member exclaimed:
"Aye, of course:" Then, in a whisper, he added:
"Do you think MeKeown would vote against an
anti-scalpers hill? If you don't believe me. Just
look at that sunshine."
STEVENS NEEDS A PHONOGRAPH.
Albany. April 13 (Special).— Assemblyman Ste
vens, of Franklin County, was so wrought up over
a bill which he attacked in debate last Wednesday
that he said:
"Mr. Speaker. I am against this bill. It is a bad
bill, and should be killed. I want both my vote
and my voice recorded against it."
"Too bad. Stevens." said a fellow member, as the
speaker sat down, "but I guess you will have to
furnish your own phonograph if you want your
ORIGIN OE TAMMANY'S TIGER.
ADOPTED FROM A PAINTING IN A COFFEE
STORE TO WHICH TWEED
TOOK A FANCY.
William M. Tweed, according to W. C. Montanye,
the coffee and spice dealer, at West Broadway and
Barclay-st., got his inspiration for associating the
royal Bengal tiger with Tammany Hall from a
picture In his store. In referring to the matter
yesterday Mr. .Montanye said:
My father got the picture of a head of a royal
Bengal tiger from a man who had obtained It from
an artist in Paris. It represents the animal with
its mouth open, ready to right. Tweed used to pass
the store often, as the engine company to which
he belonged used to be located near us In the old
Seventh Ward. One day, early In the fifties,
Tweed, who happened to be in the store, saw the
picture, and at once became greatly interested In
It. One day he asked my father If he could have
an artist copy it. as he wanted to adopt it as an
emblematic picture for the Americas Club of the
Seventh Ward. He got the consent, and an artist
reproduced it in oil, as I understand. The tiger
idea became a sort of popular fad with Tammany
Democrats, and when Tweed furnished the Ameri
cus Club, at Greenwich, he carried the idea there.
I understand the picture was woven as a centre
piece into the iparlor carpet. Thereafter Tammany
and the tiger seemed to be inseparably connected.
Matthew P. Breen. who has written much about
Tammany Hall history, in commenting on Mr.
Montanye's narrative, said:
Quite likely Mr. Montanye's version of the origin
of the tiger's Intimate association with Tammany
Is correct. Many persons, however, remember the
first appearance of the Tammany tiger in connec
tion with Tweed's fire engine company, "Big Six.""
This was a famous organization of the old Seventh
Ward, and "Bill" Tweed was its foreman. "Big
THE TIGER'S HEAD.
From a French painting, which is supposed to have
suggested the tiger as Tammany's emblem.
Six" had a greater capacity as a hand fire engino
than any other machine in the city at the time,
and hence Its namf. Tweed had a tiger's head
painted on the engine, and that was the first that
people generally began to notice it.
AUATFIR ACTORS AT YALE.
ELABORATE PLANS MADE FOR THE PRODUCTION
OF AN ELIZABETHAN PLAY.
Unlike the average dramatic organization, the.
Yale Dramatic Association, which was founded
only last year, devotes itself entirely to the re
vival of dramas of literary and artistic value. Last
year's "Miracle. Play" of the fifteenth century is
to be followed by an Elizabethan drama this year,
and it is not unlikely that the Restoration period
will be Illustrated next year. The plans for the
production of Thomas Heywood's "Fair Maid of
the West," which will be presented at New-Haven
on April 23 and 24. Include the transformation of
the stage, boxes and a portion of the auditorium
of the Hyperion Theatre Into an Elizabethan thea
tre. To this end scenery representing the stage of
the old Swan Theatre, London. ISPfi. has been bor
rowed from Harvard University. Several rows of
the orchestra seats will be removed, and In their
place a rush strewn pit will be constructed. Here
over a hundred students will appear In the various
types of the Elizabethan audience, while on the
stage still others, in the characters of "fine gentle
men." will occupy stools at either side.
The play itself is In five acts, and tells of the ad
ventures In England, the Azores, Fez and on the
high seas of a Cornish gentleman. Master Spencer,
and of his love for a Plymouth barmaid, Bess
Bridges. The whole effect is melodramatic, and Is
thoroughly typical of the adventurous spirit of the
days of Raleigh and Drake. Frank Lea Short, for
merly one of the faculty of the American Aeademv
of the Dramatic Arts, is the stage director for the
production, while Professor William Lyon Phelps
is acting as literary adviser.
THE USEFUL PEXXY PROVIDENT FUND.
The annual report of the Penny Provident Fund
of the City of New- York has Just been published
It showed that for the year ended January 31 last
deposits amounted to $94,110 99 and withdrawals to
193.. 35 .0. The report also shows the growth of the
fund in the last twelve years as follows:
No. No. of Net
February 1 MM stations, depositors, depcwlti.
r^«:rji ¦^¦•¦¦¦¦¦¦•¦¦¦•¦¦¦¦- •! yg sfss
RES? i & •: I -If iisss
F*br^r- V. Us ::::;:;: -^ |??g U?:i*i
February I! 1801 300 £«§ M.U4 30
NEW-YOBK DAILY TRIBUNE. .SUNDAY. APRIL 14. 1901.
The late Hunter McGuire, M. D., LL D., formerly President and Professor of Clinical Surgery, University College of
Medicine, Richmond, I 'a., and Ex- President of the American Medical Association, says:
'¦ RnrnilA I iTurx UIA-rm as :in alkal ' ne dit "" etic is invaluable. In Ufk Acid Gravel, and indeed in diseases generally dependent upon a Uric Acid Diathesis,
DUFFAIAJ LITMIA TIATEK n a remedy of extraordinary potency. 1 have prescribed it in cases of Rheumatic Gout which has resisted the ordinary remedies
with wonderfully good results. I have used it also in my own case, being a great sufferer from this malady, and have derived more benefit from it than from any
Dr. P. B. Barringer, Professor of Physiology and Smrgery, Unhtrsify of Virginia: "In rmre thin twenty years of practice I hive used Lithia un an nn?:-:r:c
acid agent many times, and have tried it in a great variety of forms, both in the NATURAL WATERS and in TABLETS. A> the result of this experience I have no hesita
tion in stating that for prompt results I have found nothing to compare with H||M-fcifl I |TU|A W&ITD '" P reventm £ vr ' c acid deposit* in the body. Mv experience
with it as a solvent of old existing deposits (calculi) has been relatively limited. ¦HllrilUl lillflllt flUltlf an j j ne5 j Tate t0 com p are ,; t here with other forms to their
disadvantage ; but for the first class of O nF |« trt I I T UIA UftTER STANDS ALONE."
conditions above set forth I feel that DUrfAUJ Id 1 niH IBU tR
Dr. Thomas H. Buckler, of paris f formerly of Baltimore), SUQOESTER of LITHIA as a solvent for LRic acid, says: Nothing l could say would ail
to the well-known RmrpAl n ¦ fTUI . U/ATPD ' haV<> fref l uent 'v lIS0 ' :1 II wlth £™d results in URIC ACID DIATHESIS. RHEUMATISM, and QOfT, and with this
reputation of the DUFFALO LITHIA TEAIER • object I have ordered it to Europe. Lithia is in no form so valuable as where it exists in the carb3nats, the form
in which it Dwis-Min I ituih tv. TrD nature's mode of solution and division in water which has pissei through Lepido'.ite ani SpondaaUM Mineral formi
is found in DUrrALU LITHIA WATtH, tions
Dr. J. W- Mallett, Professor of Chemistry, University of Virginia, -^ - WATFP S > N 2-
Extract from report of analysis of Calculi discharged by patients under the action of uUrfAIAJ LlTlllA lEruLR - P c
"It seems on the whole probable that the action of the water is PRIMARILY and MAINLY EXERTED upon URIC ACID and the URATcS, but when these const:! >
ents occur along with and as cementing matter to Phosphatic or Oxalic Calculus materials, the latter may b? so detached and broken down as to disintegrate the Calculus
as a whole in these cases, also thus admitting ofUrethral discharge.''
James L Cabell, M. D., A. M., LL. D., formerly Professor Of Physiology and Smrgtry m th: MedtVa! Department of the University of Virginia, and President of
the National Board ifc _ _ in Uric Acid Diathesis is a well-known therapeutic resource. It should be recognized by the profession as an article
of Health, says: BUFFALO LITHIA WATER of Materia Medica. "
BUFFALO LITHIA WATEK :s fnr saKl by GroceiS and DruggtSta generally.
Testimonials which defy all imputations or questions sent to any address.
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M ME -
MESSRS. WILOOX & WHTTB
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It Is a mott wonderful Invention, and thank* to you. any on« will now l«-arn to play the piano perfectly
in one hour. Win you kindly ship an "AKGEIA7B" to my house In Dresden tame as I had here at
the Savoy? Yours truly.
New York. Ist April. 1901. (Rlgned) MARCBLI^A SEMimiCH.
THE ANQELUS IS ENDORSED BY THE GREATEST MUSICIANS,
because it is the best piano player made. We ask you to satisfy yourself of this
fact by comparing it with others.
CALL AND HEAR IT.
WILCOX & WHITE CO., 164 FIFTH AVENUE, Near 22d Street, N. Y.
QUESTION OF CONSTITUTIONAL REFORM
-EIGHT HOTR RII>L DEFKATF.D
TO HIIORHWIZK NATIONAL
OUABD RIO FUF.SnKT.
Hartford. April IS -The constitutional
reform Question is in great danger of being talked
to death, and with the various plans presented, all
supported by men who are thoroughly Interested In
the topic, the committee will have some difficulty
In deciding on just the measure to present to the
General Assembly. Ex-Governor Rulkclf-y has this
week presented to the committee a resolution leav
ing the entire matter to a commission of sixteen,
and this may be the compromise that will be
adopted. The views of those who are urging re
form on this line are m at variance that it seems
Impossible to get at a resolution or bill that will
be reasonably sure of going through both houses.
An important action of the House on Thursday
was the defeat of the Eight Hour bill, which had
been urged by the labor organizations. The com
mittee reported adversely on the bill, and the re
port was sustained by 161 to 3R. Attorney-General
PhelpS had been asked for an opinion on the con
stitutionality of the proposed measure by the com
mittee. His report did not set forth In exact terms
the unconstitutional!!* 1 of the bill, but argued
against ii, and pointed out that the Supreme Court
would have to decide the matter before anything
accurate could be determined. T'pon this state
ment Chairman Manville of the committee, who
had voted against the bill In committee, voted for
It In the House, explaining that he desired to have
the matter reach the Supreme Court, that the
question of such legislation might be settled In
accordance with that body's interpretation of the
The Adjutant-General's offim surprised the mili
tary men of the State on Wednesday by presenting
before the committee a bill amending the Military
act and reorganizing th* Connecticut National
Guard. The bill differs widely from the bill which
had been previously presented to the committee
and makes some striking changes The most Im
portant one is that which provides ihat the Ad
jutant-General's term of office shall be during good
behavior, and putting upon him the duties of Quar
termaster-General. Paymaoter-General and Com
missary-General In the time of peace This Is such
a radical step that it will prohably meet with much
opposition from officers of the Guard, who will be
heard on the measure the coming week. Other
sections of the bill provide for the reduction of
rank In the brigade staff to conform with the
T'nltert States Army, and empowering one of the
regiments to be instructed as a heavy artillery
regiment. The naval division 1* also to he divorced
from the brigade and carried forward, with dliect
communication with the Adjutant-Generals office,
In Uric Acid or Gout Poisoning, Gout,
Rheumatism, Stone and All
Uric Acid Conditions.
John V. Shoemaker, M. D., LL D., Professor of Materia Medica and Therapeutics in ths Medico-Chirurgical
College of Philadelphia., etc., in the New York \l:dt:a! Journal. June '21. lS'.'tO;
"T RnrPA'"A 1 ITU I A WA*rr*D X doubly efficient in Rheumatism and Gout. It dissolves Uric Acid and Phos
uOrfALAJ LITMIA WATER phatic sediments, as well as other products difficult of elimination, while at the
same time it exerts a moderately stimulant effect upon the renal cells, and thereby facilitates the swift rermv.i! of insoluble
materials from the body. Without such action insoluble substances will precipitate in the Kidneys and Bladder. The intense
suffering produced by Stone, together with consecutive pyelitis and cystitis, are avoided by prompt elimination.
"Unquestionably, although the speedy removal of Uric Acid and other products of faulty tissue change is of conspicuous
benefit, yet to PREVENT their formation is a service !»*»•»»» | _-¦ I ITUIA WATFD w ' vn '* corrects those digestive failures
still more important. This service is performed by the DUrFAIAILITfUA TIATLK %v h lcn are responsible for the production
of deleterious materials."
They are reached from all directions over the Danville Division ot the Southern Railway.
TESTIMONIAL TO TMH
GEL U S
without the intervention of the regular channels of
j Taxation of eemt-piiblic institutions has been
aired before the legislative committees this week.
The Hartford Retreat for the Insane was before
I the Committee on Incorporations to show why Its
j valuable real estate property not used for vhe ex
'¦ press purpose of the retreat should not be mi
i eluded in the tax list of the Washington Street
i School District, and the hearing brought out the
' further fact that there was a considerable holding
of personal property which was also exempt from
taxation. The assessors placed the value on the
exempted property at $113,000, and as the school
district la In debt ami has a large rate of taxation
such an addition to its list would be of great
benefit. Incidentally, counsel for the school dis
trict pointed out that there arc in the city twenty
• one miles of exempted frontage of property he
' longing to churches, schools and Institutions of a
| semi-public nature.
The members of the legislature In the city the
present week have had an opportunity of seeing
one. of the great freshets of the Connecticut River
the high water mark having been 28.6 feet, which
means an Immense Quantity of water, spreading
over miles of meadow land to the north, east and
south of the city, and setting back Into the east
; aide of the city to such an extent that several of
: the streets have been navigable for boats, and not
¦ few houses were accessible only from the upper
windows. The rainfall of the last ten days has not
. only lifted the river to a height only exceeded once
In thirty years, but has filled up the reservoirs and
left the water supply In fine condition for the
coming summer. The flooded district of the city
i has often been presented to the City Council with
I the idea of an engineering solution of the problem
j which Is a serious one, involving much loss to
business and other interests on the BaM Side. A
, plan has been presented for the reclaiming of the
i entire region by filling, and another by diking the
1 river, but the cost has been too great to be con
sidered. This week the extensive Riverside Park,
I the most attractive pleasure ground in the city for
the benefit of workingmen, has been completely
under water, and the Park Commissioners would
be very glad to have something done to redeem this
tract, as the flood line prevents the sort of im
provement that they would like to make.
Interest in the coming appointments by Mayor
Harbison to the commissions is marked Last year
his appointments stirred up a great deal of politi
cal feeling, and. while they were all confirmed by
the Aldermen, there were some rejections of ap
pointment by the persons interested. The appoint-
I ments this year give the Mayor opportunity to con
trol absolutely all the boards, as It will be possible
for him by Monday night to have named fruir of
the six members of each city commission, and In
the, case of the Police Board to nnmo five of its
members. Incidentally/, this will throw important
chairmanships with good salaries into the Mayor's
bands by way of patronage* The greatest interest
Is In the fate of the presidency of the Water Com
mission, which has now i's acting president E. H.
Judd. lie is also a candidate for the permanent
office, as Is Henry Souther, another member of the
SARAH nr.nxn \rdt.
In speaking of Gold Seal Champagne Mme. Bern
"I find the Urbana Wine Co.'a Gold Seal Cham
pagne excellent. In fact equal to many French
Champagnes. It surprises me that such a fine wine
can be produced In America ••
.«TJJl s J2« encou li' IB '71 !l t tr, r the people who have
Bpf t money <an(l waited y«ars to meet with success
in producing as fine a Chafcpagne as the™ la in the
world. 111 1 ...
Springs are open for guests June 15, close October I.
That Will Lead All Bargain Chances This Week
A fine selection of Royal WaVTOH
Rigs, "-.^xm inches, would be offered
In others as .» bargain at 2.7=. ; our
price this week,
NOTE.— Our Spring Carpet Stock is
fu!lv three times greater than that ot
any other New Icrsev Store.
HAHNE & CO.
Newark, N. J.
LENT ELEVEN MILLION Hooks.
FINAL REPORT OF TRUSTEES OF THE
NEW- YORK FREE CIRCULAT
The final report of the New- York Free Circulat
ing Library has now been published. It covers the
year 1900, and Is final, not because the work has
ceased, but because the library was consolidated
last February with the New-Ycrk Public Library,
of which it now forms the circulating department.
The report contains an interesting review of the
history of the library from its incorporation in
ISSO. Of the origin of the library the report Bays:
The New-York Free Circulating Library owes Its
beginning to a sewing class conducted In connec
tion with the charitable work of Grace Church
Early in 1879. while six little girls belonging to this
class were wnltlns for their teacher, they whiled
away the time by listening to a sensational story
read from a cheap paper by one of their number.
This story was overheard by the teacher on her
arrival, and she was thus led to inquire regarding
the children's reading and to make efforts to better
It. The paper was gladly given up in exchange
for a book, and each of the girls was offered one
such book a week as a lean, on condition that
she would never again buy a sensational story
paper. This was the beginning of a system for*
the free circulation of books, which grew rapidly
in popularity and extent. Other women became
interested; about rive hundred books w*re collected
and a room In Thirteenth-fit., east of Fourth-aye
was obtained for library uss. Although no particu
lar effort was made to advertise the plan, except
by telling the children to bring their friends, ami
although at first the room was open only once a
week for two hours at a time, the attendance was
soon «-> great that the sidewalk was blocked during
the library hours, and on one occasion only two
volumes were left In the room. At the end of the
MONDAY AND TUESDAY, ONLY
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o!T R 100
We have everything in the line of
this reliable and durable out-of-door
Cflp will buy from us this week our
JUb 80c. Sin-Fast Holland Shade
""~— (guaranteed not to fadei. rf
inches wide by >4 inches long, in
white, dark green, melrose. ecru.
nuize. bisque or olive color. Harts
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all fixtures, rea&y to hang, on Cft_
order this week UUC
free deliveries in Greater New York
and at New Jersey Railroad Stations.
first year about l.y> volumes (all gifts) were on
the shelves, and about 7.C00 had been given out to
From this small beginning the progress was so
steady that at the end of Its twenty-one years cf
separate existence It has turned over to the New-
York Public Library eleven working libraries, with
books enough to satisfy a demand from the pub
lic for 1,634.523 loans in 1900. The first president
of its :...ir.i of trustees was a woman: the first
two chief librarians were women; women have
always been in the great majority among the as
sistant librarians, unit women have taken an active
part In promoting the library's interests. The
early Idea that this system of circulating libraries
Is only for th- use of the very poor has been super
seded by the belief that it is an important adjunct
of the city's educational system. Its v:ork will be
carried on in future by the New- York Public '...
brary, but although It ts now a part of a larger
corporation tr must not he assumed that It ¦ --V.-i
no more the help of Its friends who have so gen
erously contributed to Its support in the past. On
the contrary, it needs annual subscriptions as much
as ever, and it hopes that not .-.:;. will all its
former members .<.;! subscribers continue their
annual gifts, but that others may be induced to
contribute. All contributions should be sent t.->
Edward King. Union Trust Company. No. SO Broad
way, treasurer or the New-York Public Library,
an.l should be designated "For the circulating de
partment." The following- table shows how great
and how constantly Increasing Is the demand for
good reading by the New- York public: -
BOOKS LENT BY NEW- YORK FREE CIRCULATING
1850 22.333 ISM 415.1^*
ISM *•.._•¦« I ISO . 447.»?
I*B2 Tl.vK> ISOS! ....'..'. ' Ml.<«*
TSS3 M.233 1*!»4 B3i'MJ
I >N » W.*».-. r"v».*sl
1^>.... ' 2l».!>.V»ilSy« . 732.3^
i^« tsu.+v* im>7. 973.5J :
Is*" 221.5<» IMW 1 241.1 MS
1S«8 52.>.*)5 !K»a 7 *?
»**» — ..-.-.:... 4£1.^63 1900 i&m,5S»;
Ism> 402.701 — *
Total. '..¦.". ¦.¦.¦.¦.¦.¦......";'...! . U.o«ftJ«