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AJJERI.-AN THEATRE— 2—s:ls— Cleopatra.
ACADEMY OF ISVSIC— «S:IS— - Way Down Ea«t.
BIJOU THEATRE--*.?) — The Auctioneer.
BROADWAY "HtA.'t.v » — Th« Sleeping B«aoty ana
CASINO— «:IJ — The Little Duche«f>. ■ . __
CBITCfUO> THEATRE— S:ls— The Helmet of N«.»«rre.
DALY'S THEATRE— fe:I« Tli« Me«erper Bey.
EDtN HL^»-L»v and Evening— World In U«x.
KMI'IKK THEATKE— *:2ft-S«con<l in Coir.m*nis.
GARDiiN THEATRE Alice at Old Vlncennea.
OARRICK THEATKE >:»> — A M <*>*«• from ***":.„__
HAnLEAI OKRi MOUSE— 6:IS— M*d«« Pmlth. Atwr-
KERALO SQI-AHE THEATRE -S:lS—
ntvnca PLACE -- *-.i»— nachsmstm *»
KEITH'S — i uatlnuous I'erformance.
KNirKEIIB^ KEF THEATRE * :2f> — Q-.iaiity •"; tr 1 -
LTCEriI THEATRE— The <~-<-rl and th« Jud«».
MADIboN SQUARE THEATRE— B JO- -The 4£"H •£?
li.-i.M) : TAN XHEATKE— B3»— The Inwflcome ■»">.
KVRRAY HILL THEATRE- *— Th» Lottery of Lov«.
NEW 6AVOT rHEATKE-r*>SW — Kbtn B«ldea.
NEW YOr.K THEATRE—^:I3 — Klorodonu
PASTOR'S • mil l'erroimance. V|MJ
PROCTORS HMH AVENUE— I^O to 10 JO— A Mlxe<J
Pa^rascaa and Varletlee. _ ._ -„
PROCTOR » TV.HXTV-THIRD STREET— I^O to 10.30—
MIOCTOR'S ' 125 TH STREET— I:3O to 10:80— What Hap
pened to lams ar.d Varieties. ««.«»
PRO -lOK FIFTY-EIGHTH STREET— I^<> to 10.80—
THEATRE REPUBLIC— S:I5 — Under Southsrn Skin.
VICTORIA— S:^l — The Marriage Gasna.
WALLACKS THEATRE— s:2o— Colorado.
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FRII>AV. DECEMBER 13. 1001.
TUT. VEW6 THIS UORXIXG
CONGRESS.— Senate: An agreement was
reached to take the vote on ratification of the
Hay-Pauneefote Treaty before adjournment next
Monday; Senators Foraker and Spooner spoke in
favor of ratification, and Senator Money in criti
cism of the treaty; Senator Morgan presented a
favorable report on his Nicaragua Canal bill.
=== The House was not hi session.
FOREIGN.— Lord Kitchener reports to the
"War Office In London accusing the Boers of kill-
Ing British wounded after the fight at Eraken
laapte. The proclamation fixing the date
of King Edward's coronation as June 96. 1902,
■was read frcm the front of the Royal Exchange,
in London. ■■ A delegation of Russian ex
porters of Food products arrived in London to
study the British markets. . Sir Edward
Clarke, ex-Solicitor General, in an address In
London said Great Britain should join with the
United States and other nations in making an
archy an offence against international law.
DOMESTIC— Carnegie's offer of $10,
000,\KO for a university in Washington is caus- |
ing some embarrassment to the administration, |
as the gift Is to lie in bonds of the United States |
Steel Corporation. ===== Senator Wellington, of j
Maryland, has applied for reinstatement in the j
Republican party, and bis request is to be |
granted. ■ At the meeting of the American i
Federation of Labor In Scranton the color line j
question in labor organizations was sharply de
bated. ■ - The American Federation of Cath
olic Societies concluded its session in Cincin
nati, officers were elected, and arrangements
made for a national convention in Chicago in |
July, 1902. = Dr. Walter Char.ning. who was |
an "expert witness in the trial of Guiteau.
intimated that ail assassins of Presidents
were insane. ===== Henry M. Whitney has
fold his controlling Interest in the Dominion
Steel and Iron Company tc James Ross and
other leading capitalists in the Bank of Mon
treal. — -.. v The Canadian Pacific Railroad has
surveyed a new route across Maine which will'
provide a through line from the Atlantic to the
Pacific. = Governor Odeil and his family are
expected at Albany on Monday. = Michael
Oraziai.o. shot twice in the head, may live;
hi? housekeeper has been arrested on suspicion
of having done the shooting.
CITY— were weak and lower. 3==
"Al" Adams, the so-called policy king, was ar
rested as a result of several sensational raids
on policy shops on the West Side. == The
great plan of the Pennsylvania Railroad Com
pany for entering the city by means of a tunnel
under the North River was freely discussed.
and further details were made public ... An
injunction preventing James P. Keating, Com
missioner of Highways, from opening bids for
work at the Grand oßulevard and Concourse
was obtained. -- — — Justice Beach ordered that
> Albert T. Patrick, the lawyer accused of the
I murder of William Marsh Rice, be tried without
' further delay. = Dr. G. D. Barney, of Brook
lyn, who inoculated a nurse with tuberculosis
perms from a cow. announced that the young
woman had developed the disease. == Con
troller Coler was sarcastic over the entrance of
Ehepardites into the Kings County Democratic
Committee. = National League baseball au
thorities were in a deadlock over the league
presidency. --- A woman who was discharged
Vv United States Commissioner Shields, and who
was rearrested. fought against arrest, while her
counsel egged her on.
THE WEATHER.— lndications for to-day:
Cloudy. The temperature yesterday: Highest.
50 degrees; lowest, 38.
THE PRESIDEXrS HOME ANT) OFFICE.
The statement That Senator Lodge intends to
bring all his energy and influence to bear in
support cf his plan for a new Executive Man
sion in Washington affords some reason to hope
for its adoption at this session. The term
Executive Mansion is exactly descriptive of the
scheme, for the bill which Senator Lodge ha«
Introduced provides not for an addition to the
While House, but for a separate building in
which the business of the Presidential office
may be conveniently transacted, and containing
spacious rooms for the reception of large num
bers of guests on formal occasions. The White
House would be reserved for the domestic use
of the President and his family, but would be
connected with the new building by an under
ground passage. This plan has been frequently
sugcested as the l*>st solution of a problem
which ba« boon widely discussed during several
administrations, and perhaps Mr. Lodge's ear
nest advocacy may overcome the inertia which
hap heretofore been so troublesome a factor in
lt should be Mid. however, that unwillingness
on the part of members of OOBfjMM to do any
thing has not N?en the only obstacle in the way
of supplying the President with the accommoda
tions be requires, both in his official and private
life. On" »'rious difficulty has been the diver
gence of views as to the best means of accom
plishing The object aimed at. Those plans
■which have attracted the most attention have
rontemplpted an enlargement on ambitious lines
of the present White House, aud the opposition
■which they have deservedly encountered has
I to Impede the far more desirable alterna
tive scheme which is embodied in Senator
Lodce's bill. Such plans for additions to the
White Hoiise as have been submitted to Inspec
tion from time to Time have not commended
themselves to tho approval of the most compe
tent judge-. There is a general and reasonable
to permit imp«rtant changes in
the exterior form of a building which is archi
tecturally creditable to the country and which
is full of interesting associations. It has been
represented that wings might be added to it
•which. wiThout destroying the identity of the
old edifice, would supply the deficiency of room
and at the same time improve its appearance;
but the designs presented in support of that
liyprith<*«is hav.e not been convincing. On the
contrary, they have produced the impression
that if they were carried out little would be left
of an historical and comely building beyond a
fading recollection of what It formerly was. and
that the reconptrtiction would prove an inade
quate recompense for the sacrifice.
There can be no doubt that the White House
Ss ill suited to the dual uses which it has to
iwvp. The necessary appropriation of a con
siderable part of it to public purposes subjects
its occupants to many inconveniences and at
times to seriouß annoyance, and does not give
the President tLe space he needs In order to
perform his official duties In ease and comfort.
He has an Immense and constantly Increasing
amount of work to do, and It does not comport
either with the dljmity of the Presidential office
or the real Interests of the country that his
labors should I* made unnecessarily arduous
and fatiguing. If it were reserved exclusively
for domestic purposes a few interior alterations
would convert the White House Into a suitable
residence for the President and bis family,
while such a separate but adjacent and con
nected building as Senator Lodge advocates
would provide all the requisite facilities for the
transaction of public business. It is a satisfac
tion to know that his introduction of a bill to
meet the case is not perfunctory, but that he is
resolved to secure its passage If possible.
"NOTE ISO PERSONAL."
Commissioner Murphy Is certainly entitled to
commendation for his prompt and decisive
action In the case of Captain Diamond. Right
an^. justice alike called for the dismissal of this
of.cer. and in dismissing him Colonel Murphy
caly did his duty; but with the daily spectacle
which is before us of Tammany officials spend
ing their remaining few days in office in impu
dent disregard of their duty, there should be no
disposition to deny to Colonel Murphy his meed
The curious working of the Tammany mind,
however, is well illustrated by a remark which
the commissioner let drop during the trial, prob
ably aforethought, to the effect that he had
the -highest respect for Captain Diamond per
sonally." That is interesting. Captain Diamond
was the commanding officer in a precinct where
crime and immorality ran riot. His wardman
was convicted of receiving money from a keeper
of a disorderly house, and there was every, rea
son to believe that the captain knew all that
was going on. When the wardman was ar
rested. Diamond was accused of attempting to
Tamper with Tho prosecuting witnesses, and was
severely rebuked by the court. He gave testi
mony on the stand during the Bissert trial
which convinced nearly every one who heard or
read it that there was an organized system of
police partnership with vice in the captain's
precinct, and that he knew it. He was tried,
convicted and fined for wilful neglect of duty
under circumstances which indicated that, while
perhaps that was the most serious offence which
could be proved against him, he was really a
part of the system wnich sent Bissert to the
And yet Colonel Murphy has the highest re
spect for the captain personally, and takes
pains to say so before dismissing him from the
service which he has disgraced. Perhaps he has
the highest respect for Bissort. too. Though he
is not on record as to Out The idea seems to
be That nothing that a man does in the public
service can be construed as reflecting upon his
personal character. If he is found out and
brought to justice, that is to be looked upon by
his friends as ■ misfortune, not as interfering
in any way wiTh the highest respect They go
to The railway station when he starts for prison
and wring his hands. That is to show their
loyalty and their highest respect.
Fortunately it h not likely that this estimate
of the moral effect of public unfaithfulness will
Ion? survive present and pending changes in our
public life. The day is drawing very near when
the deepest personal disgrace and dishonor into
which a man can sink will be known to be that
which Is the result of misuse of public confi
dence and betrayal of public trust.
V/?. PHTLBIX'B PLAN.
District Attorney Philbin's views on the per
plexing Sunday opening question are worthy of
careful consideration. They rue significant not
only because of Mr. Philbin's official position
and personal experience as a leader in chari
table work, but also because he is a prominent
layman in the Roman Catholic Church, a close
friend of Archbishop Corrigan. and may not
unreasonably be thought to reflect tho tendency
of opinion in that body, which of recent years
has been increasingly attentive to the evils .if
intemperance. If now its clergy believe that gen
eral legal Sunday opening would tend to foster
drunkenness more than the anomalous and
Illogical compromises between law and liberty
which have prevailed under existing statutes,
and fed that social and climatic conditions
hero make damrerons the drinking customs they
approve in the countries of Kurope. that fnct is
a feature of the situation not to be ignored.
How far Mr. Philbin is right in his opinion
that there is no groat demand on the part <>f
workingmen for liquor on Sunday it is difficult
To tell. It is probably not as great as some be
lieve, and doubtless not nearly as groat a<= tho
outcry of those who do want Sunday liquor
would seem to Indicate in case the law were
rigidly enforced. Nevertheless, there is a con
siderable number of good citizens who want
their beer on Sunday, and a larger number who
believe that they ha«-e a right to have it; and a
vast majority of persons who consider tho sub
ject at all apparently feel whether they want
Sunday opening or not— that, with public opin
ion what it is. absolute closure is likely to do
more harm than good. They may be right or
wrong about it. but they certainly feel That
way; hence the present agitation for change in
the excise law. There is some truth in Mr.
The temptation to go into a saloon under the
present system, where th? law is violated by
means of the side door, is far less than if the
community by an amenilmasn to the law prac
tically declared that such places might be
visited freely and without hesitation upon the
Sabbath. Many a young man who had been
faithfully and soberly attending: to his duties
during the week, and had his time constantly
occupied, would be strongly tempted on Sunday,
when there was nothing to seriously engage his
attention, to have recourse to the saloon, where
as under the present circumstances he has that
amount of self-respect which makes him re
luctant to be seen coming out of the side door
On the other hand, the tolerated side door is
an insidious education in lawlessness. A proper
police administration may prevent it from bo
ing an instrument of official corruption and ex
tortion, but nothing can make it other than
an example to those who would ignore laws
they do not like. It may be necessary to tolerate
the evil as an alternative to greater evils, but
it is an evil nevertheless. Therefore Mr. Phil
bin's suggestion of a legal way of meeting
whatever real need of liquor on Sunday there
may be. without iv-ning a general official invi
tation to Sunday drinking, is especially inter
esting. He thinks that a board, consisting of
the Mayor and his "cabinet." might issue per
mits for Sunday selling in their discretion to
places for which' there was a neighborhood de
mand, provided those places maintained a re
spectable standard, which he would measure by
the test "that they would be places where a
"man could take his wife or his daughters with
Such a plan, of course, would repose on the
Maj-or and his advisers a great responsibility.
They could doubtless be trusted to exercise wise
discretion and gTam permits only to the places
which would quietly and decently meet the
legitimate demand for liquors and not invite
carousing. It is generally agreed that theßaines
law hot«T, which was meant to meet this de
XEWTOHK DAILY TBIBUSK FRIDAY. DECEMBER 13. 1901.
mand. is a distinct evil. It gives men a vested
right which they abu.e; while legal selling
under a revocable permit from a body of high
officials, who could give or withhold permis
sion on moral grounds which do not suffice to
set a ide a license, might prevent places from
becoming dens of vice. This would be an ideal
solution of the difficulty, but Its practicability
I not yet demonstrated. The officials burdened
by the task of granting permits would find little
time for other duties, yet none except n»en . » he
highest position could be trusted with the vast
power. Tl^plan is not one to be "*vocatedta
haste, still it is one to be thought of with open
TEE PEirXSTLVAXIA'S TERMIXUG.
The Pennsylvania Railroad's plan for estab
lishing a terminal station in the heart of Man
hattan Borough, and gaining access thereto
from both New-Jersey and Long ™«« d **
continuous tunnel four miles long exhibits
afresh the enterprise and ' arel *f cd ™ " '° r
which that corporation has long been famous
The improved facilities which It provides will
in the long run give it some marked advantages
over other roads running westward. In i the
mean time the general public will also be bene
fited The time and trouble required to get out
of town from the vicinity of Thirty-thlrd-st.
will be sensibly reduced. Below Canal-st. how
ever, It is doubtful whether much traffic wi 1
be diverted from the channels which it now fol
l0 one cannot but speculate on the Influence
which this scheme will have upon the roads
now entering the city from the north, and com
ing to Forty-second-st. through the tunnel. If
the New-York Central should in the near future
find a satisfactory solution of the smoke prob
lem, the suburban residents who now make
use of that route will doubtless remain con
tented. If, however, the clean, electrically
operated tunnel of the Pennsylvania and Long
Island lines possessed any manifest superiority,
it might gradually lead to a new choice of
homes, or at least prove a strong attraction to
people settling in this vicinity for the first time.
Indeed, the simple announcement of the Penn
sylvania's intention to adopt electric traction
will no doubt lead to a comparison of the en
gineering difficulties which will be overcome in
the east and west tunqel with those presented
by one running north and south.
Another important phase of this subject is
the determination to cross both North and East
rivers by tunnel instead of by bridge. The
economy thus effected is variously estimated at
one-half and nine-tenths. Probably the truth
lies between these extremes. But. even suppos
ing that two or three tunnels can be constructed
at the same cost as one bridge, the city gov
ernment might profit by that fact. If upon in
vestigation this belief of the Pennsylvania
company's advisers is found to be well
grounded, It might possibly be wise to discon
tinue work on the third Enst River bridge al
together, and concentrate effort on the cheaper
system of interborough communication.
A particularly gratifying as well as novel
feature of the proposed -work will be the pro
vision of means for getting into the city by a
great railroad at its own expense, instead of
that of the taxpayers. The metropolis has wit
nessed many unscrupulous attempts by trans
portation companies to take possession of facili
ties created at public cost with other objects In
view, and will note with delight a departure
from that long established usage. There is a.
moral tonic in cuch an exhibition of honesty
and straightforwardness, and The- city cannot
fail to profit by the example.
"THE MEMBER FOR GATEWAY."
The recent arrival of Mr. Horace Plunkett in
this country is a reminder of the contest which
the venerable "Mother of Parliaments" has to
determine in relation to the seat for the Irish
Borough of Galway. The constituency Is one of
the "rotten boroughs" which should, and under a
proper redistribution of Keats would, be abol
ished, containing only some twenty-two hundred
voters. Normally it Is overwhelmingly National
ist, but at the last general election the Conserva
tive candidate was elected by ■ small majority,
a result entirely doe to the personal Influence of
his father. Lord Morris, who had lived there all
his life of seventy years and more and was ac
quainted probably with every person in the bor
ough. Upon Lord Morris's death, a short time
ago, his son succeeded to the peerage, and, of
course, vacated his seat in the Commons. It
was a foregone conclusion thai whoever should
be chosen to till the vacancy must he a man ac
ceptable to the Home Rulers.
Thereupon Mr. Horace Plunketi was put for
ward as a candidate. Prom one point of view
he was a Unionist, or government, candidate,
since lie i? vice-president of the Department of
Agriculture and Technical instruction under
Lord Salisbury's administration, and has always
been classed among The TnionisTs. Yet ho calls
himself a Nationalist, and baa permitted avowed
Home Rolen to manage his campaign. In his
letter of acceptance at Galway ho refrained
from paying anything to which the most pro
nounced Homo Ut-lor or fho most ardent pro-
Boer could take exception. Be has not hesi
tated to condemn some parts of the Irish policy
of tho present government, and he »vas recent
ly rejected by T'nionis**! in a bye-eloctlon in
the strongly Unionist constituency of South
Dublin. I" addition, it is to be said that he is
a man of high ability and character, and that
bo lias done more thnn almost any oilier man
of tho ago to restore industrial and commercial
prosperity to Ireland, in these circumstances
his candidacy in Galway seemed hopeful of suc
The Home Rulers and pro Boers the two are
one— nominated against him, however, Mr. Ar
thur Lynch, who was •commended to the voters
on the sole ground that he had. so it was said,
been a colonel of Irish troops in tho Boer army
and had fought effectively against tho British
Bach candidacy seemed a farce, since it was
quite patent that if Mr. Lynch had really done
what his supporters said he had been guilty of
treason, and could not take his seat in the Com
mons, but would be arrested the moment he
came within reach of the British police. Never
theless. Mr. Lynch was elected and Mr. Plonkett
,vas deflated. And so the question arises. What
will Parliament do about it? It is commonly
believed that Mr. Lynch did fight for the Boers,
but there is no legal evidence to That effect. No
Englishman so far as is known, enn testify to
having seen him in the Boer ranks. Tho Irish
men of Galway fay he was there, but that is
mere hearsay, for they did not see him there.
And Mr. Lynch himself carefully refrains from
committing himself upon the subject, and can
not, of course, be required to testify against
himself. The onus of proving him a traitor will
rest with the government, and it does not ap
pear that the government lias or can secure the
technical legal proof which is necessary. Like
Postmaster Droaet of Sainte-Menehould, it "Is
not sure, only morally certain."
Thus there is much perplexity concerning the
course to be pursued toward Mr. Arthur Lynch,
member-elect for Galway. Nor does it stop
with him. Suppose he is declared ineligible?
Then the seat goes to Mr. Plunkett by default.
But Mr. Plunkett is understood to have declared
that he woflad not take it in such circumstances.
But if he does not, then he is out of Parlia
ment, with two defeats charged against him. It
Is not certain that it is necessary for him, as it
would be for a Cabinet Minister, to get himself
re-eiectPd to Parliament In order to retain of
fice though there are many -who think It is. and
that now. after this second rejection at th«
polls, he will have to resign. It is understood
that Mr. Plunkett himself takes \he other view,
and expects to retain his office whether he is re
turned to the Commons or not. It would cer
tainly be a ptty if he should be compelled to re
sign his office, for he Is doing In it a peculiarly
valuable -work, the Interruption of which would
be a great loss to Ireland. And yet If he re
mains in office after what has occurred ques
tions will be raised about him In Parliament,
and some embarrassment will be caused to the
government; so that on every side the problem
before the government is a peculiar and a per
A fire occurred next door to one of the Broad
way theatres on Tuesday which will soon be
forgotten, because It was discovered at an hour
when places of amusement are empty. Had the
fire broken out two hours later, when every seat
in the adjoining theatre was ocenpied. It would
probably have made a more lasting impression
on the memory of the public, and the fortunate
circumstance should serve as a warning.
There are theatres in New-York in which
large audiences congregate six nights every
week, and in which the provisions for egress are
so poor that the houses merit the name of fire
traps. The danger in some of them is height
ened by smoking and the careless use of fric
tion matches. An alarm of fire in any one of
these places might be followed by serious con
sequences, and a panic would mean great loss
of life. The authorities cannot investigate this
matter too soon nor be too exacting in *heir de
mands for the safety of the public, and the
warning contained in the recent Broadway fire
should stimulate them to activity.
Captain Diamond was an uncut Koh-l-noor
for years. The process of reducing him to his
proper dimensions was slow and laborious.
Boston Is to have another Horse Show, and it
will undoubtedly be characterized by dignity
and enterprise. The horse Is more strongly in
trenched against the encroachments of the
"auto" in Eastern Massachusetts than in some
other parts of the country, and most of the
descendants of the Puritans and the Pilgrims
still prefer an animal of noble lineage to a
clanking and clanging machine. Boston took
many prizes at the recent Horse Show in our
Madison Square Garden, and made a creditable
showing. May her own exhibition be brilliantly
With the coming of the New Year Tammany
will go down a toboggan slide, and it will find
it a heartbreaking task to crawl back to the
top of the hill. _
Were the German Emperor and the other
crowned heads of Europe to apply themselves to
th* suppression of duels with the energy and
rigor shown by Cardinal Richelieu when he de
termined to end the vile practice of private
murder under a so-called code of honor, the
crimes of the duello would be done away with
The result of the mayoralty contest in Boston
shows that tho voters of that city are likely at
any time to take independent views in local elec
tions, as so many citizens did in New- York
when the Low ticket was successful. New-Eng
land's modern Athenians will have abundant
food for thought after studying all the details
of the balloting. And it Is also suggestive that
in cities and towns which voted on Tuesday in
Massachusetts under the local option law the
supporters of liquor licenses appear to have
made significant gains. A great deal of spirited
discussion is pure to follow the counting of the
THE TALK OP THE DAT.
"Some time ago. 1 says a conductor quoted by
"The Philadelphia Record. "I was doing some short
run« on the Midvale-ave. branch. A man got In,
and 1 spotted him by chance, and noticed that his
eyes glistened as be k;»^<l up at the register at
he front. It stood at 5.957. His fare ran It to
5 9SS ■ He gave a start when another passenger
got in and the bell announced Mat. You know we
pick up hut few from there to the Ridge. I
watched him. He was awfully nervous He
moved and twitched and once changed sides. Well.
we stopped at th- end of the route, and still the
register said 5.993. He cam* up to m*. handing
me 8 Dlcket. and said: 'Ring that up.' Why. you
paid me." 1 paid. Finally he coaxed m«. telling
me It was for luck. I rung up 9,000. and he got
off i he car as happy as a nig sunflower. I have
lenrn*<l since that If a considered lucky to be on a
tar when the register shows a combination ending
In three naughts. It's a new hunch."
Hiram— That boy of yours what went to college
could do some powerful lifting with the clubs and
dumbbells. ;_ ■■■■■■■■
Silas— Yes; but I always thought more of th*
other one's lifttns powers.
Hiram— I'M he lift dumbbells and the like?
Silas— No; he lifted the mortgage.— (Philadelphia
"One of the last sharp November days." says
••The Philadelphia Report," "a boy entered the car
leaving the door open, much to the discomfort of
an old gentleman who sat next. As the wind
chilled his marrow his temper rose. Leaning
across his seat and taking the kid by his ear he
said: 'Were you brought up in a barn? Why don't
you shut the door?" The boy said nothing, but
closed the door, coming back to his seat in tears.
This sight moved the old man to relenting pity.
•There, there.' he. said, 'little man, I didn't really
mean you were brought, up in a barn.' 'That's just
it,' retorted, the kid. 'I was brought up in a barn,
and every time I sea a Jackass It makes me think
of It." "
A a*ks Bto lend him 50 cents. R hns but 25
cents and gives thiit to A A accepts it. remark
lng that he will trust B for tht- balance. B later
'inks: A to settle with him. whereupon A claims
that as B owes him 25 cents, one debt offsets the
other. What Is the answer?— (Baltimore American.
A remarkable family has been discovered n
Verona, in which .ill the males possess the faculty
Of rumination, and chew the cud just like cows.
No More Walking.— Towne— l suppose after a
while the man who hasn't an automobile -will I><»
Brown* — That's what: Why, the time will come
when even the §omnambulist will become a "s=om
nautomnbilist."-< Philadelphia Press.
The clergy of London have been vaccinated,
partly in order to set an example to their parish
Lady— Where Is your son to-day, Mrs. Murphy?
I hone he isn't ill.
Mrs. Murphy— Sure, Mike's to be married to
morry. ma'am, an' he's gone to bed to-day wholle
Oi washtH his tTOOSOW for him.— (Tit-Bits.
"The Philadelphia Record" relates: "A pigtail
party was given in his studio the other night by an
artist from the West. The arriving guests were
very curious to know what on earth this sort of a
party Is. and they found it to be one whereat the
tails of pigs ar? the main dish of the supper. As
accps «,orles there were served, of course, sauer
kraut, sausages, cheese, pretzels and beer; but the
delicious pigtails lorded it easily over their neigh
bors. They were fried, and each guest found he
could eat a dozen without difficulty. 'In St. Louis.'
the artist said, 'pigtails are as common an article
or tood as pigs' feet or beefsteak. Every butcher
has them on sale, and they cost about 20 cents a
dozen. Here in the East they seem to be unknown.
I ha<i a great deal of trouble "to get these that you
are eating to-night, and had to order them two
weeks In advance.' Several men got the recipe for
their cooking, and said they would leave standing
orders for pigtails with their butchers."
"Our church fair was a splendid success." said
young Mrs. Torkins.
"Did you sell lots of things?
'■yes indeed! Everything was ever so useful. I
can't "think of a single article that couldn't be
saved up and donated to be sold at the next fair."
— fWashinjfton Star.
About People and Social Incidents-
AT THE WHITE HOUSE.
Washington. Dec. 12 <Special>.-Pre«U!ent and
Mrs Rcosevelt *aye a dinner party to-night, me
quests were the British Ambassador and Uaay
Pauncefote. Ambassador and Mrs. Choate. Senator
Allison' Senator and Mrs. Burrows. Senator f Kean
Miss Kean. the Assistant Secretary of State ana
Mr Hill, General and Mrs. Corbln. Representative
Llttauer. Mrs. V. R. Cruger and Mis. Roosevelt.
After dinner the, President and his guests went
Into the Easj Room, and Mlsa Catharine Kauti
gave a short musical recital.
Among the President's callers to-day wore the
German Ambassador, who was received In the
Blue Room; the Secretary of the Navy and R*ar
Admirals Bradford, Crownlnshleld and Bowles.
General Eoynton. Senators Allison. Scott. Bard.
Simon. Burton. Mlllard, Dietrich. Perkins and
Hansbrough, Representatives Foster. Crumpacker.
Richardson. Cooper. Calderhead, Mercer. Gibson
and Rodney. Governor Otero of New-Mexico, ex-
Senator Call, of Florida, and ex-Governor Oates.
It Is expected that Andrew Carnegie will visi.
the "White House in the next few days to confer
with the President about the university tun <*-
At 11 o'clock to-night the President touched an
electric button to open the national* convention or
the Woodmen of the World, at. Spokane. Wash.
President Roosevelt reviewed the annual parade
of the local Police and Fire departments this after
noon. He showed much enthusiasm as the engines
sped by him, and cheered the drivers by savins
his hat. On the stand in front of the White House
grounds with the President were the Commissioners
of the District of Columbia, General Glllesple. chief
of engineers. Miss Alice Roosevelt and one of the
President's sons. Thousands of people Pj*cKea
Pennsylvania-aye. on either side or the *;•""
House, apparently more eager to see the President
than the parade, and when Mr. Roosevelt left the
stand hundreds of school children invaded the
grounds and followed him to the door of the man-
SAt luncheon with the President to-day were
George Kennan and two or three other friends.
The President and Mrs. Roosevelt went for a
horseback ride this afternoon.
The assembly balls are always among the moat
important functions of the New- York season. In
former years there have Invariably been two en
tertainments of this kind, the first being by far
the more brilliant of the two. This winter the
half hundred women of the fashionable set who
are the subscribers to and the organizers of these
dances, decided to give but one ball. It took place
last night at the Waldorf-Astoria, and was in
point of size and excellence of arrangement supe
rior to any of the assemblies that have ever taken
place in this city. Indeed, its success was of a
character to reassure the subscribers as to the wis
dom of their policy of concentrating their efforts
en one single ball of this kind during the winter,
instead of giving two assemblies, as in previous
The assembly, in accordance with invariable cus
tom, was a much later affair th.in the other sub
scription dances which have taken place this win
ter. The guests did not begin to arrive until
some time after 11 o'clock. They were received by
Mrs William Astor. Mrs. Edmund L. Baylies. Mrs.
Elbridge T. Gerry and Mrs. Edward C. Post. In
the west foyer, which had been arranged as a
reception room and beautifully decorated for the
purpose with smilax. ferns and red Mexican flow
ers. Supper was served about midnight in the
Astor Gallery and adjoining rooms at small tables,
decorated with pink roses, and Immediately after
ward the cotillon took place in the ballroom, which
was attractively adorned with smilax, holly ana
Christmas preens. • ' ■ ,
The cotillon was led by Alexander M. Hadde:i.
dancing with young Mrs. Astor who was dressed
In white satin, trimmed with chiffon. The favors,
as already described In this column, consisted or
bunchea of chrysanthemums tied with ribbon* lor
the woman and boutonnleres of the same kind or
rlower for the men.
Mrs. William Astor was dressed like her daugh
ter-in-law, in white, brocaded with silk ana
trimmed with point lace. Mrs. Edmund L. Baylies s
toilet was of blue scatin embroidered In silver and
trimmed with tulle and with rose*. Mrs. Frederick
Neilson was in white satin, embroidered with silver,
while her daughter. Kathleen, wore a gown com
posed of Irish and filet lace. Mrs. I. Towr.senJ
Burden arrayed in orange velvet, was accompany
by Miss Gwendolyn Burden, who made her debut In
Newport last summer, and who was dressed In em
broidered pink tulle. Miss Rita Barbey's frock was
of pink crepe de chine, trimmed with silver, and
while Mrs. Spotswood Sehenck appeared in a gray
lace dress, trimmed with spangles, her daughter
Natalie wore a frock of white net, trimmed with
lilies of the valley and set off by a pink sash. Mrs.
Cadwalader Jones, la black velvet, had with her
her daughter Beatrix, in a white net dress, em
broidered with silver. Mrs. Gerald L. Hoyt, In a
gown of pink satin, lncrusted with filet lace and
embroidered with pink lamb's wool and steel.
chaperoned her daughter, Julia, one of the debu
tantes of the season, who was attired in blue satin
embroidered with pearls. Mrs. Harry S Lehr was
arrayed in a toilet of pin* fin, embroidered with
nink lamb's wooL Mrs. Lloyd Bryce, gowned in black
\\ro over white silk, had with her her two daugh
ters Atlas Claire Bryco, in pink satin, trimmed with
la" and Miss Leila, in a frock of white tulle,
trimmed with roses.
M.tny dinner fifties were given la*t night in con
n with the assembly ball, the hostesses
afterward taking their guests to the Waldorf-As
toria. Amornj those who . ntertalned in this fashion
were Mrs B H. Harrlmaa, Mrs. William A. Street.
Mrs Arthur Wellman. Mrs. Charles D. Post and
Mrs. Chsrles H Marshall.
Among the out-of-town guests were the Russian
Ambassador and Mile, da Caustwi. Mrs. Alexander
Brown and Miss Brown, of Baltimore; the Austrian
Minister Plenipotentiary and Baroness Hen«re!mul
ler, It Norman, of the British Embassy at Wash
ington: Mrs. John Thorndlke and Miss Thorndike.
of Boston: Mrs. C. Adalr. of London; Mrs. James S.
Wadsworth and Miss Wad^worth. of Washington,
who were the guests of Man Whitney: Jean Lou
bard, of Geneva, the guest of Mrs. Adrian lseJm.
jr.; Gerard Mallet, the guest of Mrs. Edward C.
Post, and Tiffany Richardson and John Etta, of
Lake-wood, who were the guests of Mrs. James Rus
sell Bole] George Lynch, of England, was among
those invited by Mrs. Charles it. Post, while Mr,
HUgh Frazer. John Frazer and Captain Hutton, ol
London, were present at the ball on the invitation
of Mr- Cadwalad*r Jon*-s.
The names of the subscribers, most of whom were
present last night, are as follows: Mrs. William
Bayard Cutting. Mrs. Frederick Gallatin. Mr*. El
i,.j,1-.. T. Gerry, Mrs. Ogden Goelet. Mrs. Woodbury
Langdon Mrs. Hamilton Fish Kean.. Mrs, Scan.
Mrs C Oliver lselin. Mrs. Adrian Iselln. Jr. Mrs
John Hone Mrs. Grand d'Hauteville. Mrs. EJward
H llarrtman. Brockholst Cutting. Mrs. Dun
or, (-rvVpr Mr« William Cowlss. Mm. Henry A.
(g*£*2R J Abercrombl* Burden. Mrs. Lloyd S.
Bwce Mrs Edmund L. Baylies. Mrs. Henry I.
Ba?be'y Mrs Thatcher M. Adams. Mrs. William
Astorv'MrsV Clarence Maetay. Mrs. Charles H.
\t« refill Mrs Astor. Mrs. J. Pierpont Morgan.
Mrl IP Morton. Mrs. Ward McAllister. Mrs.
H-nrv Parish", jr.. Mrs. Frederick de Peyster Mrs.
UVv ir<l - Post Mrs. Charles A. Post. Mrs. Mosea
T vlor Pvne Mrs Geraldyn Redmond. Miss Whit
ney Mrs Arthur WeUraan. Mfs. Stephen an Ren-»
arlaer Mrs Street. Mrs. Alfred VanderblU. Mrs.
Sheldon Mrs J. Hampdrn Bobb. Mrs. George >U
Rh-es Mrs William Evans Rogers. Mrs F.eyerley
Robinson Mrs. William Watts Sherman Mrs. James
Russ"t? Sou v. Mrs. William Douglas Sloan*-. Miss
Sac Lanedon Kane. Mrs. Lorlllard and Mrs. A.
noulllon «c Volatile a la Kelne.
Hulirvs a la roulette.
Boucheea OS Rl*-<le-veau.
Filet ,ie bepuf pique ft. la JsrdlntSre.
Aspic .ie Ms_***a>
M"jonr.»i9e de Volaille.
?alade da homar.l.
Sandwich** M RU'.ette*.
3iac«s Co t'antai-sie.
Petits fours. Fruits.
The Waldorf-Astoria. «* 12 De^mbre. 1001.
Mrs C Adair. of London. 1» in town with her
Bteter-ta-law, Mrs. James W. Wadsworth. and M!*s
Wadsv.-.rth. She sails for England this week.
Receptions were given yesterday afternoon by
Mrs William W. Ladd, jr.. at her house, in East
Th!rty-fourth-st.: by Mrs. Henry wick. at her
home, in Madison-aye.. and by Mrs Braddin Ham
ilton at her boose, in East Flfty-nfth-st. Among
the many dinner parties of last night was one
given by Mrs. J. J. Emery. Miss Delia Gurnee hud
a card party in the afternoon, preceded by a
luncheon at her house, in Fifth-aye.
Owing to illness, Mrs. Thomas Thatcher has post
poned the reception which she was to have given
on next Saturday at her house, in West Fifty-flrst
st for her daughter Louise, who ia one of the
Mrs. John D. Rockefeller will be at home on
Mondays throughout the winter.
Mrs. I. Townsend Burden has issued invitations
for Urge dinner parties on January 3 and 4 at her
house, in East Twenty-sixth-st., for her younger
Colonel and Mrs. Astor have closed tneir coun
try place, on the Hudson, and have returned to
town for the season.
The next of tbe series of subscription dances
organized by John D. Rockefeller, Jr.. will tak«
place on next Tuesday at Deimonlco s. ***•
Owing to the illness of her son. Mr*. Thomas
Powell Fowler has been obliged to cancel the la.
vitations which she had issued for a dance on Mon
day next at Delmonico's.
J. Montgomery Strong will lead the cotillon at
th* first of th? FrUiay Evening Dances. 'which takes
place to-night at Sherry's. The guesta will be re
ceived by Mrs. Benjamin S. Church. Mrs. John H.
Col«. Mrs. Henry Fairfield Osborn ami Mrs. Ed
ward Curtis. Among the other patronesses a r»
Mrs. George K. Schleffelin. Mrs Francis D«na
Wtnslow Mrs. Horace Wolcott Robbms, Mrs. Ed
ward Keyes and Mrs. Wai'l.n Pell.
Among the other features St the social pro
gramme of to-day are a dinner party to be glv.
by Mrs. Elbridge T. Gerry at her house in East
Sixty-first-st.. and ,one by Mrs. William J. 3chief
felln at her house, in Baal Will) si.
Mrs. Henry Best, who was Miss Mary Catting.
gave a theatre party last night, and afterward
entertained her guests at supper at Sherry's.
The -fair at the parish house of th- Church of
the Ascension in aid of the endowment fund of
the latter will be continued this afternoon and
Mrs. Alfred Wagitaff will give a cotillon on the
evening of December CO.
The next meeting of the Thiirsrl.T.v Evening Club
will take T»lace at the ho>;. ;ira E.
Dodge, In Madl3on-ave.
Mrs. Duncan Elliott ia at the Manhattan Hotel,
where she will remain until her departure for
Aiken next month.
A dinner at which Governor Odell will be present
will be given to-morrow evening at the Calumet
Club for Charles S. Boyd. who has recently been
nominated to succeed Colonel Partridge as State
Superintendent of Public Works on January L
The dinner is given by a number of his old club
friends, and has been organized by Arthur O.
Turnure and E. O. Richards.
PRESIDENT'S SECRETARY MARRIES.
Albany, Dec. 12.— The marriage of Miss Katharine
W. Dorr, of this city, and William Loeb. jr.. sec
retary to President Roosevelt, took place at the
Emanuel Baptist Church hi thai city this after
noon. The ceremony was perform- by the Rev.
Dr. D. W. Buttrlck. and was attended only by the
members of the families of the bride and bride
groom. Mr. and Mrs. Loeb. Jr.. will be "at home-'*
at the Richmond, Washington, after December IS.
Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt's presented to the brida
a diamond brooch.
William Loch, jr.. persoial secretary to President
Roosevelt, and his i'riue are ?..■ Hotel
PRINCETON PROFESSOR RESIGNS.
Princeton. X. X. Dec. 12 (3pecia!).— The Board of
Trustees of Princeton University held its quar
terly meeting in the Chancellor Green Library to
day. Professor Hermann O. Huss. head of the
German' department of the John C. Green School
of Science, handed in his resignation from the
faculty, which he stated was on account of 1U
health. Professor Huss has been a member of the
Princeton faculty for more than^twenty years. His
resignation is greatly regretted.
E. H. HARRIMAN VANDERBILT'S GUEST.
Sayvllle. X. V., Dec. 12.— William H. Vanderhilt.
accompanied by E. H. Harriman. arrived at Oak
dale at 4 o'clock this afternoon, and was at once
driven to Idle Hour, Mr. Vanderbilt's country
MR. ROOTS MOTHER-IN-LAW BETTER.
Mrs. Salem H. Wales, mother-in-law of Secretary
of War Root, who has been ill at her home. Xo.
2o East Fifty-fifth-st.. was in better health yester
day Her Illness is said not to be serious. Acs.
Root is not in the city. as was reported.
DR. MACARTHUR TO STAY HERE.
The Rev. Dr. R. S. Mac Arthur, pastor of Calvary
Baptist Church, will not leave Xew-York to fill
the pulpit of the Tremont Temple, in Boston, re
cently made vacant through the resignation of the
Rev. Dr. George C. Lorimer, who is now pastor of
th« Madison Avenue Baptist Church.
"I do not feel that I should give up my churcls
work here." said Dr. Mac Arthur yesterday. "There
has been a very strong pull from Boston, but no
push from this end. There is no greater preaching
place in America than the« Tremont Temple; no
place, with the exception, perhaps, of Grace Baptist
Church, si Philadelphia, where a preacher can
reach ao many men and women. I have addressed
three thousand persons in a single congregation at
the Tremont Temple. Bat I see no reason why I
should leave this city. I have preached at the
Calvary Church for nearly thirty-two years. I
have helped in the construction ••: a church build
in? which cost over $s>>i,«o, and I am now busy
raisin? an endowment fund for the church. Our
congregation has given over 52.Q0%600 to further the
cause of Christianity, and we have sent out two
colonies to found other congregations. So why
should I go when there is still so much to be done?"
The steamer Teutonic, which arrived here yester
day from Liverpool, after a rough voyage, brought
among her passengers Mr. and Mr?. R. Appleby.
Miss Jessie Bateman. Mr. and Mrs. Frederick E.
Booker. Major E. B. Ca— lt. U. S. A., attache of
the United States Embassy at London; E. S.
Ersklne, Mr. an.! Mrs. H. F^lb?r. Mr. and Mrs. ■
F. Gait. Mr. and Mrs. J. Barncti Gon. E. E. Wanna.
T. Beaumont Hohlrr. second secretary to the Brit
ish Embassy "at Tokio. Japan; Arnold Daly of - Nat
Goodwin's ""When V Were Twenty-one com
pany; Mr. and Mrs. MHTlpre, Dr. F. H. Htmrans.
Donald C Mcßae. Mrs. A. Fullerton Phillips. A.
Wishart. Mr. and Mrs. Char!.-* H. Seamoa ana
Mr. and Mrs. John Doherty.
Public Interest has revived In James B. Eads. th»
i engineer of the St. Louis bridge, tho Mississippi
i Jetties and sponsor for a trans-Niearasuan project
I of large proportions. That Eada had a powerful
i grasp on the transcontinental situation is shown ay
I a fugitive conversation recorded by '"" ie of ' 3
[ friends, ana which occurred some years ago. Eads
; at the time was standing on the deck of a con
' struction boat, and then had just been a cessation
of labor caused by the carrying away of some up
', ports of On temporary work by the powerful
! stream. The friend of the engineer waxed P0«»
i &nd pictured th.- Father of Waurs :' s J* a j'V'^
! thing, proud of its freedom an.l qtrqsgßßS ■*»"??
th* bonds which were heir.s thrown across it.
: •'Eads," says th- friemi. "stoo.l for a tew m ' n "" 3
In silence, and then answered in approximately "i* 3
language: Tare*, this is a puny conflict to com
: parison with that which la to come Or.c Of these
* days this will be the passing point of two enormous
! channel? of trad Th* nne wii! !■•» an iron way
< over the Great West. Ibe other ■ waterway do»a
i the Mississippi across tht- isthmca an.l up tne
: Pacific. The on.' will represent speed, th<- etner
; economy, and the conflict between the ty*o wui
have all the bitterness of a fratricidal war.
General K. T. H. Hutton. who commanded the
FirM Brigade of mounted infantry in South Afnca.
has been appointed comma :uu>r-in-chief cf the
forces of the Australian Coinni<>.n\ve-i!t!j. He was
born In ISIS, and served in the Zulu v .Var and the
Egyptian War. as well as th* Bc*r War. He ■ com
minded th- military form of Hem SoottikWatos
from 1533 to ISDS. was president of tlw «2""*j£l
• • £«e£i In !-*»an4 "™ l in
command of the Dominion militia lsitt-isu.
The Rev. Dr. J. 5. ■ IlotJgcy. widely known as a
composer of sacred music, including a publisher
volume of sixty hymn tunes, celebrated on Decem
ber 1. in Baltimore, the- W>&**&*Sg!gS I SL£
his Installation as rccter of oM St. t au» » r * m
estant Episcopal Church.
American civil and mechanical engin«eis are in
■crested in the capture by an American engineer of
the Telford gold medal, awarded by the council or
the Institution Of Civil Engineers of England lor
UM hast contrit i
year ISOO-'Ol. The prize o* tn:s city. Coj l*J*£
on "Tne High Oft Bcildinss of - Nc ?*: t \°5 k - f s£!
a;*, won the Tt-lford premium, coastattas of spe
cially bound oka to the value o: C5. The Instil \
tion of Civil Engineers of EreOand »*»*s» T^*2?
thousand members I: «««"!«« " :irt t ?In /meri
and the award ofuhi- Tdfon! medal to an Amen
ran is an unusual, if not. a unique, occurrence.
GERUAXIA CLUB TO BOSOM VOX HOLLEBES
Baron Arthur yon Hollebon. the German Am
bassador at Washington, has accepted an invitation
to a banquet to De given in his honor by the Ger
mania Club on December 21 at its clubhouse, m
Schermerhorn-st.. Brooklyn. The banquet had been
originally planned for last spring, but the Araoa-
sador was detained in Washington and the banquet
.4 mxxei: for loiis WtLMJ.
A complimentary dinner was tendered last
evening at the New- York Press Club for Lcuis
Wiley, the retiring treasurer of the club. AOout
one hundred and fifty persons were P f n . t -_i a
dinner was followed by a vaudeville entertainment.