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AMERICAN THEATRE- 2—8:15 — Romen and Juliet.
ACADEMY OF MUSIC — 2 — •— The Chrif.ien
BIJOU THEATRE S — :»••— The Wid m .I"n<"
BROADWAY THEATRE— 2— -B— The Sleepinr Beauty and
CARNEGIE HAI,K L' 10- -O r.'en.
CASINO— 2:I5 — 8:15— The Little Duchess.
CRITERION THEATRE 6 — Da Barry
DALY'S THEATRE 2— S:lo— The Messenger Boy
EDEN MUSEE— Day and Evening — World In Wax.
EMPIRE THBATKK — i:ls— fc-20 — The Wilderness.
FOURTEENTH STREET THEATRE— 2—B— I'p York
GARDEN THE ATP.E— — S:2»— Alice of Old Vlncenne!.
GARRICK THEATRE— 2:IS— B:3O— A Message from Mars.
HARLHM OPERA -VSR— 2— 8:15— Don Omar's Return.
HRRAU) SQUARES THEATRE— B:ls— Beauraire.
IRVING PLACe: THEATRE— 2— &:2O— Ein Glueckllches
KEITH'S — to 10:30 p. m. — Continuous Performance.
KNICKERBOCKER THEATRE — 2:15 — S:2O — Quality
L.YCKUM THEATRE— 2:ls— B:3o— The Girl and the
MADISON SQUARE THEATRE— — and
MANHATTAN THEATRE— *:2O— The Unwelcome
METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE— 2— Faust.— B— La
MURRAY HILL THEATRE— 2— B— A Brass Monkey.
NEW SAVOY THEATRE— 2:ls— D'Arcy of the
NEW- YORK THEATRE— 2:I5 — B:ls— Florodora.
PASTOR'S Continuous Performance.
PROCTOR'S FIFTH AVENUE— I:3O to 10:30— The Still
Alarm and Varieties.
PROCTOR'S TWENTY-THIRD STREET— I:3O to 10:30—
PROCTOR'S 125 TH STREET— I:3O to 10:30— Bach
__ slot's Honeymoon and Varieties.
PROCTOR'S FIFTY-EIGHTH STREET— to 10:30—
Last Word and Varieties
£ P J-' BLlIr 2— 8:15— Under Southern Skies.
i.. ICTORIA — 2:15— 8:20— Francesca da Rimini.
WALLACK'S THEATRE — 2 — 8:20 — A Gentleman of
3ni>C3t to v 3.&ocrnsement».
PaKe I Pace.Col.
Aimuementji 19 6-6 Lost 15 2
Announcements 1* 4 Lost 15 5
Autumn Resorts ...12 5-« , Marriages & I>«aths..H 6-«
Bankers & Brokers. .15 1 i Notice of Dissolution. 15 S
Boarrt &■ Rooms ...15 4 1 Notice to Creditors.. 6 4
Books & p blicaUons. 12 f. ; Notice of Summons... « .••
City Hotels 15 6! Ocean Steamers 13 o
City Prop for Sale.. « « Proposal* 15 6
Country Board 12 «' Public Notices 6 5
Xrtvidend Notices ...15 URallroads ...13 6
I>om. Sits. Wanted. .15 Real £>tate .... 6 4
rjrf*smakin<r IS 4! Rellprloug Notices « 5-«
Bm mfnt Agencies.. 15 4 School Agencies 15 4
European AJvts 7 *-6 ! Special Notices 11 6
financial Elections. .IB 2 (Surrogate * Notices ..6 4
Financial Meetings. .1.-, KiTeachers is 4
V naj i~ 'A 15 2 Tribune Subn Rates. ll 6
Foreclosure Rales.... « M Trust Companies . ...1R S-5
Fur. Apartments to To Let for Business
_ I^ et _%--- « 4! Purposes « 4
H«lp Wanted 15 ft! Work Wanted 15 6-6
Instruction 15 4_fi
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- SATURDAY. JANUARY 4, 1902.
THE SEWS THIS MORXiyG.
FOREIGX— The Board of Directors of the
Panama Canal Company in Paris decided to
offer the canal property and franchises to the
United States at the price named by the Isth
mian Commission, $40,000,000; the offer will be
communicated to this Government to-day or
Monday. ■ The Marqui6 Ito was entertained
at the Mansion House, London, by the Lord
Mayor, many prominent Englishmen being pres
ent to meet him. == Lord Strathcona has
given £25.000 to Aberdeen University. ===== J.
Pierpont Morgan has four pictures in the Royal
Academy Exhibition which opens in London to
day, the most notable being- Raphael's "St. An
thony of Padua." for which he paid SfjOO.OOO;
Mr. Morgan offered SI.OOO.tXiO for the Borghese
Titian "Sacred and Profane Love," but the Ital
ian Government forbade its exportation from
Italy. The German Charge d'Affaires at
Caracas has handed to President Castro a note
In which the German claims in Venezuela are
defined, and a time limit is set for President
Castro's answer thereto; the note is not in
tended as an ultimatum from Germany. =====
A Paris newspaper asserts that the United
States is preparing a way for intervention In
South Africa. — — Large reinforcements of
troops have been concentrated in Barcelona to
overawe the strikers, who number 20,000. .
Official opposition is manifested in Denmark
against the agitation for a plebiscite on the sale
of the Danish West Indies to the United States.
: The report that Miss Stone had been re
leased is not confirmed. === Preparations to
receive the returning Court continue at Peking.
DOMESTIC.— Powerful influences in Washing
ton are said to be favorable to the Panama
Canal route. = Miss Alice Roosevelt, the
Pn Mdent's oldest daughter, was formally pre
sented to Washington society at a ball given In
hr-r honor at the White House. == Bills have
been drawn to be presented to the New-York
legislature, with the object of reducing the ex
penses of receiverships. == There were two
small accidents on the New-York Central, re
sulting in slight injuries to several people. =====
Eton C Galupha, who was formerly connected
with Jay Cooke as a pioneer in the express
business, died at Rochester. ■ Counsel for
the State and the taxed corporations in the fran
chise tax cases appeared before Judge Earl,
referee, and January 17 was 6et for final argu
ment. - Governor Odell heard in person the
testimony on the charges against Sheriff Cald
wellof Erie County and reserved decision.
CITY. — Stocks were irregular, closing heavy.
t Mayor Low issued a statement giving
warning of a scheme of certain Tammany lead
ers to attempt to bribe fusion aldermen and get
control of the board; the Tammany aldermen
met and announced that they had abandoned
their scheme to organize the board. ===== Mayor
Low issued orders that city employes must work
from 9 a, m. to 5 p. m.. Instead of 9 a. m. to 4
p. m., as now. ===== Commissioner Llndenthal
announced plans which he is considering to ease
the bridge crush. The magistrates ap
pointed by Mayor Van Wyck, who, Justice Ma-
Kan decided, were holding office illegally, stayed
In their courtrooms all night, and prepared
to resist the seating of the magistrates recently
elected to succeed them. ===== Fritz Lindinger,
the Independent Democratic candidate for Con
gress in the Vllth District, withdrew, and
asked his friends to vote for Perry Belmont.
THE WEATHER— Forecast for to-day: Fair
and cold. The temperature yesterday: Highest,
B3 degrees; lowest, 10; average, 24.
SPEAKER NIXON'S SUGGESTION.
In the abundance of subjects for discussion
which the Governor's message supplies an ex
rellent suggestion made by Speaker Nixon in
his address to the Assembly should not be
overlooked. Referring to the possibility of a
short session, he said it was unfortunate that
co many bills should be annually introduced In
the legislature, and then went on to point out a
■way of escaping a large part of that heavy
burden. Of the 2,758 bills submitted to one
branch or the other last year about three-fourths
•were of a local character. Such measures al
most wholly relate to supposed needs, concern
ing which the legislature as a body neither pos
sesses nor tries to gain any knowledge. The
member who introduces a bill to meet the re
quirements or convenience of his constituents
Is considered responsible for It and expects his
indorsement to be accepted, in most cases with
out hesitation. Many 6uch proposals are incon
siderately adopted, and many others, which
may be entirely proper and desirable, fail for
one reason or another after causing a greater
or less waste of time. From an accurate knowl
edge of the way in which the system works
Speaker Nixon said:
It seems to me that such measures would re
ceive far more intelligent consideration In the
boards of supervisors of the respective coun
ties interested. There the decision would not
rest upon one roan, but upon a body of men
who are especially qualified to pass upon the
needs of their immediate localities. Our State
constitution provides, in Section 27 of Article
111, that "the legislature shall, by general laws,
"confer upon the boards of supervisors of the
"several counties of the State such further
"powers of local legislation and administration
"as the legislature may from time to time deem
"expedient." I trust a law may be passed this
year in pursuance of the section of the constitu
tion I have quoted that will give more home
rule to the counties through further powers of
local legislation being conferred upon boards of
This recommendation would seem to be worthy
of prompt and favorable consideration. It looks
to a sort of home rule which could not in the
rreat majority of cases provoke jealousy or
rause injustice, whereas a community may fair
.y complain when its direct and immediate in
terests are made to c M ffer either through neg
lect on the part of a bu.-y legislature or in
judicious zeal on the part of a member. Local
bills which the legislature has not time or pa
tience to consider are likely to be of large im
(ftifcTUtace to those in whose behalf they are in
troduoed and worthy of being dealt with de
liberately according to their merits. From the
local point of view, therefore, the Speaker's
proposition that additional powers Bhould be
conferred on boards of supervisors, enabling
them to dispose of numerous questions which
are now necessarily referred to Albany, appears
sensible and attractive.
Thfre Is another consideration to which, per
hnps from motives of delicacy. Mr. Nbcon did
not allude. Local bills not only receive care
less treatment and consume time, but are also
the basis of much mischievous logrolling. The
pood ones are adroitly made use of to help the
bad ones along, and both sorts contribute to the
passage of many a general measnre which ought
to be defeated. It cannot be doubted that their
exclusion would improve the quality of lejrisla
tlon, in addition to the other benefits which
might be expe?ted to result from the adoption
of Speaker Nixon's advice.
Unauthorized statements fixing the number of
millions which are to be saved under the new
municipal administration are to be regretted.
They are unfair to tlie officials who have just
come into power, and they tend to produce mis
chievous results by confusing the public mind.
Mr. Low and his colleagues have been In office
only three days, and it may take three months
to straighten out the complications created by
Tammany methods of government. They are
entitled to ask that the people should give them
time to discover their bearings, and meanwhile
refrain from guessing at the amount which
may be squeezed out of the budget.
Controller <Jrout said yesterday that there
were doubtless a good many sinecures, but just
where they were and what they were It was
for the present impossible to determine, except
in a few instances. The public Is thus wisely
admonished to wait In patience for the pecun
iary fruits of the election. As to Its other
consequences estimates are safer, and for the
time being they afford a sufficient occasion for
reasonable rejoicing. We kuow that honest,
sagacious and energetic men are in charge, and
that the whole atmosphere of the public service
has been changed. There is abundant reason to
believe that, with due allowance for such evils
as the perfidy of Tammany may have fastened
on the city for at least two years, the practical
showing of the new administration will be satis
factory, $jut It will not be helped by premature
calculations of an Immense retrenchment in
THE EVIL OF COMMISSIONS.
A significant indication of the tendency whlcb
reform In State government has at present is
found In the Governors' messages In New-York
and Massachusetts. Last year Governor Odell
made etrong objections to the growth of "gov
ernment by commission," and this year some of
the most Important recommendations which he
makes are concerned with the reorganization of
State Institutions, to abolish unnecessary of
fices and secure more efficient administration.
Simultaneously Governor Crane of Massachu
setts, In his message, gives extended attention
to the evils of the commission system, which
has been carried further In that State than
anywhere else. The Governor points to many
unnecessary offices and suggests consolidation.
He says that there is a tendency "to the estab
lishment of special commissions to care for
"Interests of a trivial character, which might
"properly be delegated to boards already In ex
There can be no doubt that the commission
system as It has prevailed In many of our States
Is not only extravagant, but also tends to educate,
the people In bad Ideas of government It is so
easy to establish a commission to do something
or nothing; and legislatures will authorize torn
missions to undertake work which is no proper
business of the State when It would never im
pose the same duties on the proper Instruments
of State administration. Even when the func
tion performed really belongs to the' State, It Is
better to commit it to officers more directly re
sponsible and more exclusively devoted to pub
lic service than the members of commissions
are likely to be. The latter are generally busy
business and professional men, who give to
public work such fraction of their time as Is
convenient. They may render valuable assist
ance to State officers, and their participation In
government should by no means be discour
aged; but they should not be placed In charge
of matters which can be more economically
and more efficiently cared for by a single man
or a few men giving all their time to the duty
and directly accountable for the results.
DOMESTIC PRODUCTS .4.V7) THE CUBAN
The opposition— now happily waning— to the
establishment of honorable and mutually profit
able trade relations between the United States
and Cuba recalls one of the most intelligent,
serious and elaborate utterances ever made
upon that side of the question, and suggests a
comparison between It and some recent facts of
record. Some two years or more ago the
"League of Domestic Producers" addressed to
Congress a detailed memorial, urging that It
should "protect our domestic farmers, laborers
"and manufacturers against the products of
"cooly labor," and declaring that this need for
protection was "vitally involved with the pend
ing problems of Porto Rico, Cuba and the
"Philippines, not to mention reciprocity with
"the British West Indies, British Guiana or the
"Argentine." This memorial strongly opposed,
as fraught with ruin to this country, the com
mercial relations with Porto Rico which have
now been in operation for some time with far
more profit than loss to the United States, and,
of course, even more strenuously opposed any
6uch concessions to Cuba as those now con
templated. This it did "in the name of the farm
ers and producing masses of the United States."
Very well. Besides the representatives of
sugar and tobacco industries, that memorial was
6igned by three representatives of wool growers'
associations. In the fiscal year ending with last
June Cuba bought from the United States
$22,000 worth of wool and woollen goods, and
from other countries $664,000 worth. Was that
a 6tate of affairs pleasing to our wool produc
ers? The president of a rice planters' associa
tion was also among the signers. In the last
fiscal year Cuba bought from us $8,300 worth
of rice, and from other countries $3,400,000
worth. Are those figures satisfactory to the
United States rice producers? The memorial
purported to speak for the farmers of this coun
try. In the year noted Cuba bought of us
$1,990,000 worth of animals and animal prod
ucts and of other countries $6,480,000 worth.
of us $491,000 worth of dairy products and of
others $580,000 worth, of us $5,660,000 worth
of meats and of others $3,125,000 worth. Are
such figures satisfactory to our farmers? The
memorial spoke for cotton manufacturers. In
that year Cuba took from us $464,000 in cot
ton goods, and from other countries $5,600,000.
It spoke for manufacturers, laborers and United
States Industry in general. In the fiscal year
1901 we sold to Cuba only half her supply of
earth and earthenware, scarcely one-tenth of
her vegetable fibres. 5 per cent of her silk,
about one-third of her boots and shoes, 40 per
cent of he? oils and grease, and one-eighth of
her wines and liquors. Are such facts agree
able to the manufacturers and laborers of the
It should be borne in mind, too. that the
"other countries" which are thus beating us in
NEW- YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. SATURDAY. JANUARY 4. 1902.
the Cuban market are chiefly our European
rivals. We boast of selling our Iron and steel
in the British Empire; yet the British Empire
sr-lls Cuba three hundred and sixty times as
much rice as we do. We exult In selling our
boots and sho*is in Germany and Austria. Yet
European shoemakers sell twice as much to
Cuba as we do. So it goes all down the list of
Cuba's imports. Moreover, the contrast apainst
us is growing more and more marked. As be
tween li«X» and 1001, European trade with Cuba
inor^asod while United States trade with Cuba
decreased. Our place in the Cuban market is
pitifully small, compared with what It should
be-, and both actually and proportionately it is
steadily grow-In? smaller. I'nder our present
pystem we appear to have liberated Cuba in
order to shut ourselves out of her market and
to open that market wide to the rest of the
world. Yet a few years ago, under a reciprocity
system which injured no domestic industry, we
had a practical monopoly of the Cuban market.
That same monopoly of the Cuban market
might be ours to-day if only we would revert
to the wise, protectionist and Republican policy
of Harrison. Blame and McKlnley. The $.'?O,
000.000 a year which Cuba now spends in Eu
ropean markets might be secured for our mar
kets, and for our farmers, manufacturers and
laborers— for the "domestic producers" of the
United States; and this might be done without
material injury to any of our home industries.
What is needed is action, upon the lines not of
the ill advised memorial which we have quoted,
but rather of the later one presented to Con
gress the other day by the Merchants' Associa
tion of New- York, urging "such legislation, in
"the way of lowering the duties upon the Cuban
"products coming to the United States, as will
"insure a market for those products, condi
tioned, of course, upon the establishment of
"reciprocal arrangements in favor of American
"manufactured products which might naturally
"seek a market in f'uba. but which, owing to
"Cuba's present tariff schedules and curtailed
"purchasing power, are now debarred there
"from." That was the policy of Harrison and
Blame and McKinley. That is the policy of
President Roosevelt. That is tho policy pre
scribed by industrial interests and by commer
cial sagacity and demanded by national morals
and national honor.
REDEEMING THE RIVERS.
Serious steps are being taken to abate the
sewnge nuisances which have long been suf
fered in several of the nearby counties of New-
Jersey. Apart from the general work of the
State Sewerage Commission, which has largely
been devoted to the great Passalc River prob
lem, some municipalities, corporations and in
dividuals are moving. The city of Elisabeth
asks for a grant of riparian lands at Bayway
for the outlet of a huge trunk sewer, which is
to convey to tidewater the sewage of Klizabeth
and a number of other cities and towns up to
and including Summit. It is understood that
the State Sewerage Commission approves the
plan, subject to one condition, and it is hoped
that the Riparian Commissioners will make the
prant next week. In that case speedy con
struction of the sewer Is promised.
The condition required Is an Important one.
It Is that— if demanded nt nny time by the
State Sewerage Commission— the sewage shall
be purified by chemical or other treatment be
fore It is discharged from the sewer Into the
Arthur Kill. This seemi essential In this case
as well as in that of any other great trunk sewer
which may be constructed In that region. The
initial discharge of the Elizabeth sewer Is ex
pected to be fifteen million gallons a day, but
the newer \n to be made large enough to carry
one hundred and forty million gallons, which It
Is estimated It will have to do In twenty years'
time. There Is reason to believe that even the
smaller of these two quantities would injure the
oyster beds and fisheries of the kill, and prove
offensive to the senses and detrimental to the
health of residents along the shore. That the
larger amount would do so Is not to be ques
tioned. Happily, the practical experience of
other cities, less favorably situated than these
In New-Jersey, has demonstrated the possibility
of purifying sewage so as to make It entirely
innocuous, and of doing po nt little or no ex
pense, if not at an actual profit.
It is announced that a number of property own
ers on the lower Passale have filed bills in
Chancery asking for some 12,400^000 damagea
from the city of I'aterson for its pollution of tha
river, and asking also thnt that city he enjoined
from discharging crude sewage into the river.
Similar 6iiits in the State of Connecticut have
been successful. There can be B0 question that
Paterson has grossly defiled the Passaic, to the
serious Injury of property along that stream,
nnd some of ih<> ruling officials of that city bare
In time past assumed an obstructive, arrogant
and generally high-daddy attitude in the mat
ter, such as debarred them from much sympathy
In the undoubtedly grave problem which they
had on their hands. A more reasonable and
harmonious spirit seems now to prevail among
the municipalities between Passaic Falls and
Newark Bay, and there is reason to hope ihat
the intolerable nuisance of the lower Passaic
•will soon be abated.
In the case of a Passaic trunk sewer, how
ever, It Is to be assumed that the State Sewer
age Commission will impose the same wise and
equitable condition that It has placed upon that
at Elizabeth. There should be no robbing Peter
to pay Paul, no cleansing one bit of water only
to befoul another. Whether each city shall
purify Its own sewage before pouring It into
river or bay, or all shall send their waste
through a trunk sewer to a common treatment
ground. Is a mere technical detail, of Individual
but not of general Interest. What is essential
to the general welfare Is that the rivers shall
be redeemed from pollution, and that the bays
and kills and other waters shall not be sub
jected to the defilement from which the rivers
are to be freed. The achievement of such re
demption and such protection Is unquestionably
feasible. It should be brought to pass before
the new century hns finished Its first five years.
THE VALUE OF REVACCiyATIOy.
More than usual has been heard about small
pox during: the last few weeks In the Eastern
part of the country. It would not be safe to
Infer from that fact, though, that the malady Is
now more than ordinarily prevalent. Statistics
alone could establish that theory. Much of the
advertisement which smallpox has received of
late was afforded by the appearance of tetanus
in Philadelphia and New-Jersey as a result of
carelessness after vaccination. That develop
ment, however, proved nothing In regard to thf
Still, it would not be surprising if the early
onset of winter In this part of the country had
promoted the spread of smallpox. Cold weather
Is likely to have that effect. It is not Incredible
either, that there has been a relaxation of vigi
lance on the part of the public. Carelessness in
the matter of vaccination is sure to tell against
the health of a community, sooner or later
England has had special reason for anxiety on
this score since the amendment of her com
pulsory vaccination law three years ago— an
amendment regarding which the Duke of Argyll
remarked that "the immense plurality of block
heads indorsed It."
The great reduction In mortality from small
pox since Jenner'a discovery has been put to
practical use is an unanswerable argument In
its favor. The immunity conveyed by vaccina
tion does not last forever, though, and it cer
tainU' is not eaually efficient with all people
Occasionally some one dies of smallpox in spite
of that precaution, usually, however, after an
interval of several years. It Is not unlikely
that the effects endure longer with one person
than with another. The authorities in Boston
the other day ordered the vaccination of all
residents who had not undergone that operation
within the last five years. This particular
time limit might give exemption in Instances
where vaccination was really needed, and in
others involve an unnecessary requirement. For
official purposes, of course, an arbitrary and
uniform rule was requisite. Everything con
sidered, perhaps it would have been unwise to
adopt a different standard. People with whom
revaccination is a voluntary matter, however,
would be excusable if they resorted to it every
two or three years. It is better to incur the
expense needlessly than to suffer from neglect.
Longer hours and harder work in the city
offices from this time onward. And every busy
bee will be compelled to improve each shining
In the last days of December In 1597 the Tam
many leaders met at Lakewood to parcel out the
spoils which were at their disposal after the
local election of that year. It was rich plunder
which they divided then. Not many of them
visited Lakewood in December, 1901. and not
many will be there this month. No more feast
ing and revelry and the distribution of opulent
Compulsory vaccination Is gaining ground in
Economy and retrenchment have already been
entered upon in municipal outlay. Many inor
dinate salaries must come down, and many
idlers who have been drawing public money for
little service or none will be turned out to shift
The poolroom king has bought a racetrack at
public auction at a cost of more than two hun
dred thousand dollars, and he Intends to spend
two hundred thousand more upon Improvements.
Can any one doubt that poolroom profits have
been large in recent years? Why should not the
policy king Invest a part of his easily gotten
riches in the purchase of a racecmir.M- ? If
New- York should have one track ruled by a
poolroom kins and another under the control of
a policy king it would enjoy a peculiar distinc
tion not characteristic of any other great city.
This is swearing off season, not only for the
devotee of Ftrong drink, but also for the local
politician who was on the wrons side at elec
tion time and has now forsworn offlceholding
for two years at least.
President Cantor of the Borough of Manhat
tan has announced that he will devote special
intention to the development and expansion of
tho system of public baths on this Island. Mr.
Cantor takes a sound view of this Important
matter, and may be expected to accomplish
much for the benefit of the great multitudes
who need bathing facilities especially in the
h"t months of summer.
THE TALK OF THE DAY.
Pr. Edward Everett Hale has observed a curious
feature In "Robinson Crusoe." which he mentions
In a preface to a new edition of that book. He
Bays: "Readers who are curious in English history
must not fall to observe that Robinson Crusoe
was shipwrecked on his Island on September 30.
1633. It Was In that month that the English Com
monwealth ended and Richard Cromwell left the
palace at Whitehall. Robinson lived in this Island
home for twenty-eight years. These twenty-eight
years covered the exact period of the second
Btuart reign In England. Robinson Crusoe re
turned to England in June. 10S7; the Convention
Parliament, which established William 111, met in
London at the snqie time. All this could not be an
accidental coincidence. Defoe must have meant
that the 'true born Englishman' could not live In
England during the years while the Stuarts reigned.
Robinson Crusoe was a ruler himself on his own
Island, and was never the subject of Charles II or
McJlgger— Tour friend Klose Is making plenty of
money these days.
Thingumbob That's strange. I saw him yester
flay, and lie looked rather seedy and discontented
McJlgger— That'a his foxiness. He's afraid to
ppruce up for fear some one will want to borrow
from him.— (Philadelphia Press.
A Rochester (Mich.) physician recently caused
the following card to be Inserted In a local paper:
"Wake up! Change cars! Don't you think you
have been carrying my money long enough? Com*
In and secure my autograph on a receipted bill.
You will feel better about It. and I assure you the
feeling will be mutual. Very truly yours. B. C. H.
Spencer. M. D."
'"That editor Is terrible slow at reading manu
"Think so? Why. I know the time he went
■ through twelve stories In less than a minute."
"Gracious! When wan that?"
'•When the elevator broke."'— (Philadelphia Press.
John W. Hutchinson, the sole survivor of the
famous Hutchfnson family of singers, who were
popular many years ago. has begun a crusade In
th,» large cities of the country, beginning with
Chicago, against cigarettes. Although he will be
eighty-one years old on January i. he Is still In
good health and active.
Nothing to Retract.— The Optimist— You talk
about hard times! Did you ever Bee as many or
as big advertisements of holiday goods as the mer
chants are running these days?
The Bryanite— Huh! That shows the merchants
ar« scared to death for fear they won't sell any
On the reopening of the Italian Parliament In
January a scheme Is to be presented for a direct
railway from Rome to Naples, reducing the Jour
ney to two hours and a half, or half the present
time. The Journey from Milan to Naples will be
accomplished In nine hours, while now it takes
7h7 he J," J l forty oountlps In Texas the residents
of which have to seek legal advice In other coun
own as they have not a single attorney of their
"Year after year." says "The Atlanta Constitu
tion." "we are put to the painful necessity of
sending off to New-England for competent men
to take charge of our factories, when there are
thousands upon thousands of young men In the,
South who ought to be In training for this kind of
work. Of course, we are not Ignorant of the fact
that the situation has improved somewhat in re
cent years. Technical education has become more
general throughout the South, and our technological
schools are being attended by constantly Increasing
numbers of ambitious young men. but in view of
the magnificent opportunities which are opening up
at this time In the South there Is room for much
greater Improvement yet. This section has recently
entered upon an era of great Industrial develop
ment, and the demand of the times Is for young
men who will engage in the work of developing the
Souths marvellous material resources."
Each year the magnificence of calendars in
creases, until now the banking institution insur "
ance company or business house that keeps un the
custom of giving them away finds that the appropri
ation for this purpose Is assuming alarming pro DO r
tlons. The most artistic effects are aimed at and the
cheap and tawdry affairs that used to pass must/
would no longer be tolerated. Naturally the con"
cerns presenting the calendars do not wish to be
outdone by their competitors, and thus the standard
of excellence In workmanship has now reached ?
high point. Some idea of how much money 5
expended in th way may be gained from tact
that a Philadelphia artist received the sum of ra
for twelve drawings to illustrate one of this year^
calendars.-(Philadelphia Kecord. year's
"The Kansas City Journal." says: "We are In
receipt of a note from a Kansas man. who claims
to have Investigated, and who says that Chief
Justice Doster. of the Kansas Supreme Court Is
the only Populist In the whole United States who
occupies a high office. 'And.- says our correspond
ent. 'Doster will pass dlgnifledly into the realm of
forgottenness on the 14th of next January ■ By the
way. it Is curious to note that the word 'Populist'
can no longer be found In the index of the almanacs
published by the big papers. And when the al
manacs cease to take notice, oblivion has surely
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FuUbl'ck yOU tackledthe " ld man?" asked Willie
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About People and Social Incident*
MISS ROOSEVELT A DEBUTANTE.
Washington. Jan. 3 (Spedal).-At the -White.
House to-night the President of the United States
and Mrs. Roosevelt Introduced their daughter Allen
into society. The affair was a smart cording ou»
ball, attended by 370 guests. Miss Roosevelt is the
first debutante of the White House since Miss Nel
lie Grant was presented, nearly thirty years ago.
With distinguished grace the hostess of the Presi
dential home, gowned in white silk lace trimmed
with lilac, received the arriving guests. Her daugh
ter, wearing a gown of white chiffon, carrie white
rores. and stood on Mrs. Roosevelt's left as she
was presented. A more charming debutante has
rarely been Introduced in Washington. She was
as attractive in her dignified simplicity and natural
grace as she was beautiful. Tall, with a striking
figure, blue eyes, and a fine fair complexion, she
Is certainly one of the prettiest girls in Washing
Glittering and twinkling lights from the three
big crystal chandeliers, surrounded by bowl
shaped auxiliary lamps, gave brilliancy to the
stately old East Room. Its additional decorations
consisted of three-quarters of a mile of smilax,
looped and hung in graceful festoons from the ceil
ing to the mirror tops and around the chandelier
globes. Banked on the cabinet mantels on the east
side of the room were white and rink roses,
Roman hyacinth 3 and maidenhair ferns. On op
posite mantels were placed beds of azaleas, nar
cissi, crotons, dracenas and other plants and
flowers. Roped asparagus formed into a half dia
mond shape design and crossed three feet from
the top was hung on the mirrors. At both ends
as well as at the centre of the swing crosspiece
of the asparagus used for this design there were
bouquets of red and white carnations. Each of six
huge mirrors supported this decoration. En
wreathed around the four conic columns, two being
on the sides of the folding doors leading into
the central corridor and two opposite, were gar
lands of smilax. Sheltering palms and ferns were
placed in the bay windows and made attractive re
liefs for the old gold inner curtains. Decorations
throughout the parlors and corridors were equally
as delicate and attractive as the floral display in
the East Room. In the Green Parlor adjoining the
East Room several beautiful bunches of pink
roses sent to Miss Roosevelt with the compliments
of her friends had been placed on the piano.
Double chairs and couches were arranged suitably
for conversation In the intermission. An old fash
ioned student's oil lamp burned on a quaint inlaid
table in one of the corners of the room.
President Roosevelt spent some time in the ball
room and met the guests. It was a homelike affair,
with an entirely unofficial air. Dancing begun, at
10 o'clock, when the Marine Band struck up a
waltz, and until daybreak the beaus and belles
spent an evening at the White House in revelry
and merriment. At midnight the dancers partook
of a buffet supper, which was spread in the state
dining room. Exquisite gowns were worn for th-
Brat time this evening by many of the wealthy
girls, and the sensational critics may be expected
to send out comments on the costliness oi this as
well as the fine jewels.
The Marine Band and the 4th Artillery Band fur
nished the music, according to the following printed
programme, which was distributed to the guests:
WaJti. "The Debutante" Santelmann
Twostep, "Viola les Soldata" Eilenberc
Walts, "Theresen" ' Fauat
Polka, "The Bride-elect" bousa.
Lancers. "The Strollers" Englander
WaJtz, "The Little Duchess".... - f> Koven
Twostep, "Russe" - Ga.iu.a
Lancers "The International"... Moasa
Waltz, 'Tales from Klffhauser" Opitua
Polka. "Tourists' Souvenir"... Bergennoltz
Waltz. "Wiener Blut" Strauss
Lancers. "The Burgomaster" - LucJera
Twostep. "Hop Lune Sing". „ Vrnuxd
Waltz, "Florodora" siluart
Polka, "t>em Goo-Goo Eyes" _Cbatiaway
Waltz. "^ajcaniore Hill" - Orocbd
Lancers. "The Foxy Qulller" I** Kuven
Waltz. "To Th.-.- ■ Maell«r
Twostep, "Krangesa".. COata
Waltz. "The Beautiful Blue Danube" Strauss
Among the guests present. Including a large
number of friends from New-York and other cities,
were the following:
It, ReMner de Armar.il. I Count yon Montgelu.
Count Yon Arnlm. [Captain A. T. Marlx.
Seflor Don Rodrlgo do Ax- Gouverneur Morris.
plroz. j Lieutenant H. C Mustin.
Bert Adams. Jr. , Frederick Moore.
Lieutenant Colonel Aziz Gay Garchie.
Hey. | Langdon Parker Marvin.
Mtss Alice Barney. ,Mr Morgan.
Miss Btckley. [Edward Motley.
Col id*! and Mrs. Bingham. J. Lothrop Motley.
Miss Bowdltch. i Hugh Mlnturn.
Arthur Barnewell. j Miss Nott.
Williams P. Burden. ; Miss Frances Xewlands.
Harold De BIMt. -land Xlcoll.
Frederick Bancroft. Francesco Cangnanl di No-
Jerome >•*. Bonaparte. volt.
Major George Dai— M. ; Lieut. A. P. Nlblack.
Lieutenant Bien B- Blerer. H. C Norman.
IJeutenani S. W. Brewster. Miss Marion Oliver.
Henry Hull. , Miss Owen.
WooUbury Blair. Perry Osborn.
Benjamin 8. Blake. j Miss Edith Poor.
Lieutenant Barnes. Miss Nellie Patten.
Miss Child. i Miss Carola de Peyster.
Commander and Mrs. W. 6. Hon. Audrey Pauncefote
Cowles. Hon. Sibyl Pauncetote.
Hiss Cssssis [►Miss Pauldlng.
Mill Georgette Collins. Hiss Anita Poor.
Countess Marguerite Cas- Seflor Don Luis Pastor
»'"'• J. Van Ness Phllp.
General William Croiler. Lieut. Charles L. Voor.
Lieutenant Clark. Lieut. John H. Poole
Dr. Clayton. Ralph Preston.
A. F. Cooler. Captain W. H. Parker
Commander Culver. Seftor Don Augrusto F Puiido.
W. P. Kasson. Lieut. a M. Procter
Alfredo Alvarez Calderon. , Lieut, John R. Procter jr.
Rawllns Cottenet. I Cart. Mason M. Patrick.
Dr. Church. Edward Pruyn
George Clymer. Henry Parsooa.
Alvan Crocker. Jr. ' Lieut. W. V Pratt.
Bertram Cruger. i Miss Susan Quay.
S. B. Elkins, Jr. Miss Dorothy Roosevelt
John R. Eddie. Miss Christine Roosevelt.
Miss Janet Fish. I Miss Pauline- Robinson.
Miss I.mjue Foraker. Miss Jeanne Reid
Captain C. W. Fenton. Miss Rochester.
Antolne do Geoffrey. Miss Ruggles.
Lieutenant Commander Don Miss Root.
Ezequlel Guttero. ; Miss Rush.
R. 1L Gcldard. jr. The Secretary of War and
Miss Joyeta Humphreys. : Mrs. Root.
Miss May Hadden. Miss Pansy Roosevelt •
Miss Hare. Miss Muriel D. Robb'ins
The Misses Manna. Miss Ramsay
The Misses Hitchcock. Mrs. p M Pitsey
The Misses Harlan. Hiss Grace Kittman
Miss Ham-ley. Miss Georglana Rittman.
Secretary and Mrs. Hitch- Franklin D. Roosevelt.
«**- Ogden M. Reid
Miss Hunt. | Beverly Robinson.
HISS Hoyt. I Herman Robinson.
W. W. Hoffman. Kenneth Robinson
F. B. Hoffman. c. F. P. Richardson.
F.rnest Howe. p. A, Surgeon.
Walter Howe. t W. Richard.
.T. II Henderson. Jr. Barclay Rives
Paymaster T. H. Hicks. Ueut.-Col. B. Reeves Rus-
Captain J. S. Herron. sell. «"»-
George Howard. - eno - Don Juan Rlan<x
Lieutenant J. M. Hudßlns. Pierre Roifestv"nsky
Henry S. Hooker. Arthur S. Ralkes
Lieutenant J. 11. Holden. J, h. Van Roljen.
C. C. Hackett. m. Routkowsky.
Paymaster .-». L. Heap. Clary Ray
M. Hermlte - cut. John H. Roys.
George Hellen. David Reed.
Frederick Hale. U eut. p. M. RUey. Jr
Thoma. " a n , er - Rdmund P. Rogers ' "
Randall H. llasner. Lieut. H. H. Roseau.
Howard H. Henry. The. Misses Sheridan
Ernest Inelln. Miss Seckendorff.
Arthur IseUn. Miss Slebert
SBS '"• M £ %££.*. S'mp S on.
C^afn S'ohrvTSoyes. —
Lieutenant Thomas H. Mis* Patterlee
>, Jackson. t I Miss d* Smirnoff.
Martin P. Jones. M tss Gladys Squires
James Jackscn. Miss Roo««v»it a~vTln
Huntlngton Wolcott Jack- FVanclV^?, siade "'
vif^'KelloK ?f VU MKeraon Sartorts.
T»i.- Mi^?e« Kesn. " o slpr^ rt "•
Attorney General and Mrs. U . vt ._ Col . W A. Simpson.
MUs ."no* h-' cUt - nark " S - Smith
Hiss Edith Kane. Lieu -Co? Chebeko
Mi« S.bylKnne BSSrTS^IS?**
Herman Klnnecutt. Paymaster Simpson.
Arthur Keith. Arthur Street
Rlttmelater Baron yon K»p- Frederick Roos.velt Scovel
\tl K,»,t Wizard Scudder.
"k nnicutt LtoS? Austln Stl <-kney.
Roger Krumbhaar. Ru-sell lard Sl " Uh -
Charles H. Krumbhaar. Malcolm' B Stone
Carroll Klbbey. M
The Misses Letter. Corcoran Thorn
Miss lowering. M tM Train
Miss Agnes E. Leaycraft. E>igen«» R ti..._. .
Mr. and Mrs. William Loeb. mi.* Van " Revpen ' Jr
Mfs* S Loe Bourgois. M^^St^wi^
SS Lew,,. a- ™» ™ ss :
Reginald R. Leaycraft. Thl M!s?m wJ^'
Captain George T. Lang- M !s« Wart ""-
Chiles L. Lardy. g^ &.«,
Major C. H. Lauchbetmer. Th e SewtaVJVf 0 !- -
Ueutenant J. M. Luby. Ha'roW H Nve^.f^^ 1111 "-
Charles Ijiwrance. Crale Wa^.« iiT
Lewi, Cass Ledj-ard. Jr. S&^&ES" 1 -
J. S. Loverlng. E n x\-|ll«
Thomas P. Lindsay. j " •},• \r-«If«»» ♦•. .
Miss Lena Morton. John > TPHkI rt!l ' Jr -
Miss Martha McCook. !%"3>"»-
Miss McCauley. « V 7 ir^ 11 " 111
Miss Merrlam. r\Z™L! n «•„
The Misses McKenna. Th^dow W.^ * OtU
Miss Mackay-Smtth. r S ° n -
Mice MscVaack Fv- v wvn^
MIM ! Lanahan. r.rl.r 1, . am -
Miss Matthews. T ie, , d r, Utl ' r "
Mia* McMillan. F rw?. R -?;'»'•"»•.
Miss Miller. RnK.« -f, 0 "^ lnthro P-
Major C. L McCawley. fieut $- p «- hrop - Jr.
W. 1.. McPhen,on. V''''|; P- Woolen.
Lieutenant Edward *«*-- D^^M^r v/v^n
William C. Morrow w»"w »"> w wWwK w y Ward -
The Messrs. Merrtam. Barnett W.ffJVil .
Richard T. Merrlck. HoraU ?**£!&. i
Frank P. Mitchell. • R^«r. TV>tm« ltrW *"-
Ormsbv McCaxnmon. 2?S&£2»«*
NEW YORK SOCIETY.
Friday is usually the reverse of a busy day f~
a social point of view. Yet so crowded is tha ,!f
son's programme that there were many *—
dances and receptions, while one bride MlsT^
SeM?m£?'. WW S 8 . actu ? Il3r brave «ough to K 1
The opera gave evidence last night of tie «.
: turn to town of all those members of the L?
: ionabl* set who have been spending the Chrf,
: mas and New Year's holidays in the country *4"
Astor as usual, occupied her box. and was a«*»^
panled by Mrs. John Jacob Astor. Mrs Astor^!.
in purple velvet, and her daughter-in-law in hJ?
tulle. Mrs. Samuel Thomas had Mrs He-S
Oelrichs with her in her box. The latter^?
gowned in blue and wore a diamond coronet £* '
Among the dances the most important was tv., '
Xr*. H»r>- L.»to Morn,. Mr,. eJZ I^
Sophie Lansdon. El. ■*«*
a / aIS ° a subscri P«i°n dance at the Ge-t
Smith .tudio. in East Thirtv-thlrd-st. the Zvl
being received by the five ratronesse -Mrs.
SOU France, who was Miss Elsie »— m
Mrs. JL M steers. Mrs. Howard Butl^STe
Howard Davison and Mrs. Frank Lathrop so£
Tiv.s,. pre.^nt included Mr and \IV pi «
Anderson. BeaN. Bishop Cornel' ° Hatch Jnh22?
/ M 7k F x r M Hk D- Harmon ' a Pa«y at Delmonlorj
for the Misses Harmon was anothe- of t*e erea
y^un^t 5 - the BUeStS *™S • from tha
Among the most important of the dinners last
night was that given by Mr. and Mrs I Towns«si
Burden fur thrirdau.
Van.lerbilt ent.n. ;««■
th« Are^a nPany ° f the 12lh R'^^nt al -Si
There were likewise receptions yesterday after
noon given by Mrs. George Trowbrtdge and her
daughter. Mrs. Douglas Lud'ow ElUman. at Ifcs.
Trow bridge's house. In Wast FlTty-fourth-st.: by
Mrs - Charles it Lea ani Miss Mar'oria Lea »•
ka jjassasgSM k-k -™ d " *
The wedding of Miss D! Zerega, daughter of Mr
ft- : Mrs. Francis Di Zerega. of No. 754 Park-are,
to Stuart Pullman West was celebrated yesterday
afternoon at the Church of the Heavenly Rest la
Fifth-aye.. near Forty-" The bride, garbed
in white satin, trimmed with point lace, was at
tended by her sister. Mrs. Reginald Arnold,*atttwd
In pink satin, trimmed with lace, and by the tiUow
lng bridesmaids: The Misses Josephine ErixsJ.
Catherine Whiting; Constance Baring; Jteanm
Huntington and Helen Fluhrer. wearing pSctara
hats of white lace and frocks of green chiffon orer
green taffeta. Wlnfred Denison was best Bam.
while the ushers comprised John Scott Luther W
Mott. Ralph Holland. John Di Zerega. Alexander
Hudnut and Harold Bennet. The ceremony was
followed by a reception at the Buckingham! Hotel.
On the social programme for to-day are Dr. and
Mrs. Octavius White's dar.c© for their grand
daughter. Miss Stevens, at their house, at Madlaoo
ave. an! East Seventy-elghth-st.; the dance of th«
Third Saturday Evening Junior Cotillon, at Del
monioo's: Mrs. Walter G. nan's musical la
the evening, at which Kube'.lk will play, and a larga
number of afternoop. r^e^ptions.
There will also be the bachelor dinner given by
Henry S. Redmor.l. whose marriage to Miss Julia
Russell Parsons, daughter of Robert "W. Parsons,
is set for Wednesday afternoon next. The dinner
will take place at the Union Club, and among thoss
present will be J. Norman De R. Wcitehouse. Sid
ney Smith. Elisha Dyer. jr.. Center Hitchcock,
Georga B. Post. jr.. ■;.-. ■:•_■■ W. Scott, '.lias; B.
Coster. Geraldyn Redraorid and Ernes: Adea.
Mrs. W. Seward Webb has Issued Invitations far
a dance on the evening of Monday. January 2X at
her house In Fifth-aye. Mrs. Weob has also ar
ranged to give another entertainment on Feb
Among those who sailed yesterday for Europa
were Mrs. Stanley Mortin-cr and Miss Mortimer,
the Count and Countess de L&ugter-Villars, Rear
Admiral Cromwell. Baron yon Herman, of the Ger
man Embassy at Washington: Henry S. Klpp, and
Monslgnor Seton. who will in furore make bis
home at Rome. He enjoys the distinction of be
ing the only American who has ever been rrada
at.-d from the Ecclesiastical Academy of Nobles c
Rome, and la one of the chief members of t-d
American branch of the ancient and historic *«-*
house of Seton. the chiefs of which were Earla SI
The engagement has been announced of JE»
Edith Macculloeh Miiler. daught;r of Mr. and Mra,
George Macculioch Miller, of No. 270 Madison-are.
to the Rev. Godfrey Mellville Brinley. of tonccrt.
The engagement la announced of Miss Auguata
H. Knevals. dauchr-r of Mr. ana Mrs. Sherman w.
Knevals. ot Xo. ii.' Kast Firty-eighth-st, to Tliuasai
Hone Ctitlds. of Pittsburg.
ADMIRAL SAMPSON* SLIGHTLY BETTER
Washington. Jan. 3.-The condition of Rear ■**
miral Sampson to-day showed some improTeaeat.
He took a short walk and gave evidence of enjoy
ing the exercise. His family desires to add notaffS
to what has already been published concerning •"
symptoms of his malady.
PRESIDENT'S TRIP To CHARLESTON
Washington. Jan. i-Arrangements are »*•
made for the President's trip to the Charleston ■»
position in February. The President probably
be accompanied by most of tho members o.»
Cabinet and some of the women of the <- aa
circle. They will probably !eav« here on Z2*im
10. arriving in Charleston the UowtesT tt w iiea
or three days will be spent at the exposition. 7^
the return trip will be made directly to »»"•*
GUESTS OF SECRETARY HITCHCOO-
Washington, Jan. 3 iSpec!al).-Tbe Secretary
the Interior and Mrs. Hitchcock gave a. iiszeT
night, at which Mrs. and Miss Roosevelt were F=
REPRESENTATION AT THE CORONATION*
Washington. Jan. 3.-It is understood that a way
may be found by which two naval officers o. t^>
rank will take part in the coronation creas ° mc L
London. The question of selecting officers for "■
service has not yet been considered by the ires
dent or the Secretary of the Navy, but the pros^ we.
that such selections will be made has causeOiaw»
speculation In naval circles. The prese nt S^i>^i
tlons are that the President will select * 9*rJ B y
representative for the coronation, and also^oaw «
cer of the army and one officer of the n*\?,~ m
company this civilian. Quite apart from l °c_ Ui >j
navy will be represented by a 3 ? lladro , ! L l il,ir Tl>»
waters, with a rear admiral In commano. two
effect of this arrangement will be to P l ;"^^
naval officers of high rank in service in conn" 1
with the coronation. _
HATCH AND WHALEN OO SHOOTCO.
Justice Edward W. Hatch, of the ABpeUataWj^
ion. Supreme Court, and ex-Corporation • (
Whaten started last night for a »**2?V l t^f
Xorth Carolina. They will be gone twu "*