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SUNDAY. NOVEMBER 23. 1902.
THE yEWS THIS UORXIXC.
FOREIGN— Herr Friedrlch H. Krupp. the
great German gunmaker, died suddenly at his
villa near Essen; worry over recent newspaper
attacks, it is believed, hastened his death. -■■ .
The transport lngalls, with General Miles on
board, went on a reef while entering the harbor
of LegaspL Luzon, P. I.; it was hoped to Moat
the vessel at high tide. ===== A serious view Is
taken in London of the strained relations be
tween Great Britain and Venezuela; it is said
that joint action will be taken toward reprisals
against the republic by Germany and Great
Britain, and that an understanding has been
reached with Washington whereby no protec
tion will be extended to Venezuela by the
United States. — .... While celebrating over the
peace treaty at Panama three soldiers were
killed by the premature explosion of a gun.
r General Mates, in a statement given out
at Curacao, declared that the Venezuelan revo
lution had not been crushed, and predicted
"events of magnitude" in the republic in the
next ten days. == A statue of Balzac was
unveiled in Paris with imposing ceremonies. In
•which prominent people in the literary world of
France took part. ===== The typesetters, coach
men, car conductors and motormen in Havana
Joined the striking etgai mafcers. tying up the
traffic of the city.
DOMESTIC— The President epoke at the
Founders' Day dinner of the Philadelphia Union
I/eague Club, and also made two addresses at
the dedication of the new Central High School
for Boys. In that city. . ■■ The State Depart
ment received further details of the killing of
"William Fitzgerald by Godfrey Hunter, jr.. in
Guatemala; Consul General McNally says the
affair was a coldblooded murder, while Min
ister Hunter says his son acted in self-defence.
===== The independent anthracite operators ob
jected to a settlement with the mine workers;
they Insisted on a continuance of the hearings
by the arbitration commission, saying that they
had too good a case to consent to a settlement.
= A Rock Island express train was held up
by robbers three miles out of Davenport, lowa,
on Friday night: the contents of the express
safe were secured by the use of dynamite; the
bandits then escaped on the engine. ===== A
wealthy alderman of Boston said that that city
was the victim of a clique, and that its munici
pal assembly was as corrupt as that of New-
York when Tammany was in power. -■ ■ — Of
the many bis football games, the Yale-Harvard
same, resulting in the utter defeat of the Can.
bridge am by a score of 23 to 0, aroused the
greatest interest; the season will end this week.
— Stocks were strong and active. : :
U was said that if there should be a consolida
tion of traction companies the New* York Cen
tral and Pennsylvania interests would control.
- .---— Mab€lle Oilman, the actress, was re
ported to have bought the Albany apartment
house, in which she lives. .• ■■ A young
woman v.-as attacked by a nejrro at Elizabeth
N*. J.. bat fought off her assailant, who was
arrested. r Mrs. Charles Parsons was in
jured in an automobile accident at I ISEining.
===== The •'..-.- Show ended, the management
saying that it had been more successful in at
tendance and number and quality of horses
shown than its predecessors. ■ ~lt was an
nounced that the record breaking net receipts
of 1,000 had been obtained from the Yale-
Princeton football panic; half this sum goes to
the athletic association of each university.
THE WEATHER.— lndications for to-day:
Fair and colder. The temperature yesterday:
Highest, 63 degrees: lowest, 47.
WORE FOR TBft ATTORSEY GENERAL.
The Attorney General at Albany should im
mediately institute quo warranto proceedings
to depose the police captains fraudulently and
Illegally promoted by York and his fellow
Tammany Police CommissioLL-rs. The unani
mous dec'sicu of the Appellate Division in the
Second Department points to such proceeding
atf the proper one to right this patent wrong.
With most commendable public spirit Mr. J.
Warren Greene sought to maintain a taxpay
er's suit to set aside the promotions which the
investigation of the State Civil Service Com
mitten cl3arly showed to have been made in
flagrant violation of the law. A demurrer on
the part of the captains was overruled iv Special
Term, but that decision has been reversed by
the Appellate Division, and it is held that the
captains, having been promoted under die form
of law, Mr. Greene, as a taxpayer, has no
standing to contest the payment of their sala
ries. The question really involved is their title
to the offices, aud lUat must be tested by quo
There is not the slightest doubt that the pro
motions were deliberately fraudulent In the
Investigation by the State Civil Service Com
mission Police Commissioners Sexton and
York frankly admitted thf t the places were ap
portioned to the commissioners as political
patronage, in absolute defiance of the law,
which requires that the promotions be based
on merit to be determined by competitive tests.
In order to promote favorites the records of
past service of candidates were juggled and
the Police Commissioners sent to the Municipal
Civil Service Commission a series of doctored
reports carefully made up so that their prede
termined favorites should have standing for
promotion while other candidates would be
left behind. Moreover, these doctored reports
•were not even in legal form. The law required
that judgment on men's services by their su
periors be set down in the form of a contem
porary record of their efficiency, and that this
record should be certified to the Civil Service
board. No such course was followed. The
certificates sent forward were created off
band by the commissioners without regard to
previous department reports. The, commission
ers maliciously rated as "poor" men whose
work, as shown on the department books, was
uniformly excellent, and they rated their
favorites as "excellent," notwithstanding con
trary facts, and then they certified that this
rating was made from the records In compliance
with law. The testimony presented conclusive
ly established a violation of the Civil Service
law, and the State Commission reported that
eleven of the sixteen captains promoted from
sergeants held their offices as the result or
gross Irregularities and violation of the statute.
The State Commission, though it officially
declared that the promotions were Illegal, had
Itself no power to Invalidate them. That can
only be done by the .courts, and it. rests with
the Attorney General to take the appropriate
proceeding to secure such a judgment. The ef
fort* of the present city administration to ex
tlroate blackmail have been ereatix hampered
by tho presence in hipb office of Tammany men
who were put there through favoritism. If
the«c illegal promotion"; cor.lcl be mv-< lied,
there would be au opportunity presented to put
men of merit In their places and break down
Deveryism. Governor Odell has at all times
supported the efforts of New-York to free itself
from Tammany corruption. Prompt action of
the Attorney General would be thoroughly in
line with his policy. There should be no delay.
no waiting for tbe accession of s Democratic
Attorney General who mighi noi be in sympa
thy with reform movements, and who at any
rate would have to take tine to familiarise
himself with the office. Public spirited citizens
have done all they can to undo the rascally
work of York aqd Sexton. The bomest people
of this city aiv now left dependent on the At
torney General and look t<> him with confidence
for prompt and decisive help.
Current sad not unreasonable reports that the
rapid rise iv the market value of Manhattan
stock foreshadows a working alliance between
that company and the company controlling the
underground railroad contract, if not their
amalgamation, have evoked some expressions
of fear that suoh an arrangement might prove
detrimental to the public interests. Thus it
has been suggested that the motive for a com
bination of that kind must be a desire to avoid
competition and to effect economies, and con
sequently that the community would suffer, or
at least be subjected to the risk of suffering. If
the recent dealings in transportation securities
are in fact correctly interpreted by Wall Street
gossip it does not necessarily follow that the
parties iv interest have even contemplated the
possibility of managing their affairs in such a
manner as to disappoint and harm the pub-
He. On the contrary, the conduct of the men
behind the tunnel enterprise has thus far justi
fied the belief that they are too wise to make
such s mistake, realizing that their prosperity
will depend upon their success In promoting
thf> general convenience.
But if there were any good reason to suspect
the management of the underground road? of
purposes hostile to the common welfare, there
would still be no cause for serious apprehension,
in view of the authority which the Rapid
Transit Commission exercises and will retain
over the business. Under the law the contract
provides that the roads shall be operated "upon
""such terms and conditions as to the rates of
•fare to be charged and the character of service
"to be tarnished and otherwise as snid board
'•shall deem to be best suited to the public iu
••tprpcts, and subject to such public supervision
■•and to such conditions, regulations and re
quirements as may be determined upon by said
"board." Inasmuch as the act prescribes a.le
qvate penalties for the violation of the contract
and the commission is entirely competent to
protect the community, we shall n<">t look for
any mischievous results in case tho combina
tion now talked of is brought about.
COLOMBIA AM) THE CASAL.
Colombia's reported c nclusion of peace is full
of interest to the United States. It is on ,-ou
eral principles pleasing to know that our south
ern neighbor has reached the end of a struggle
whi'h \v;is tedious and disastrous In the ex
treme. It is a relief to be rid of the necessity of
keeping guard over o;ir interests at Panama and
occasionally Intervening in their behalf with
force and arms. There have been complaints
made against such intervention, by both parties
to the conflict on the isthmus, largely, if not en
tirely, unfounded. The treaty rights of the
United States to Intervene for the protection of
its property and the maintenance of tree traffic
on the railroad cannot be disputed. It may well
be that such intervention hampered the belliger
ent activities of one or both of the parties. But
If so their quarrel was with the treaty, and not
with cur enforcement of its provisions. Cer
tainly the government, now that it has won the
day. must realize that it is far better to have
the railroad and its terminals In good order and
in operation than it wouid have been to have
in ruins, as they would have been but for
United States Intervention. The establishment
of peace is thus welcome as a vindication of
Am ricin action.
Another highly important consideration is that
the return of pence will expedite a definite set
tlement of the canal question. Being rid of the
insurrection, the Bogota Government can apply
itself to that matter without distraction. It is
high time for ie to do so to a practical purpose.
There has already been too much delay and too
much backing and filling. For years past the
Colombian Government has professed to bo
eager for the United States to purchase ani
complete the unfinished ditch of the French
company. This country has been given to
understand that every facility win be offered to
it tor the prompt completion of the canal on the
most liberal terms. But now that it la ready
ar.<l eager to bo^in the work. Colombia seems
inclined to temporize and to ask impossible con
ditions. There does not soem to be the slight
est justification for the reported attempt to In
crease the rental price. It is understood that
Colombia was willing to accept a certain price
a fear or two ago, when it was not certain that
the United States would want to build at
Panama. Nothing has occurred since then to
make the concession more valuable. As for
Colombia* reluctance to grant to this country
complete ami permanent control of the strip of
hjud containing the canal, her own conduct and
condition demonstrate its unreasonableness. It
would be 6imply intolerable to have the canal
exposed to the disturbances which for months
past have beset the Panama Railroad.
The terms proposed by the United States are
not only reasonable, they are generous to Co
lombia. It is for Colombia to accept them or re
ject them. Whichever she does she should do
thoughtfully and advisedly, for the decision is
one fraught with incalculable importance to
her future, but she should, and indeed must,
do it promptly. The United States must not be
kept waiting like a party to au old fashioned
New-England horse trade. For the Panama
route, as our Colombian friends should remem
ber, is not the only one. There is another
at Nicaragua, which has some advantages over
that at Panama, and which we can have for the
asking. The President is as fully authorized to
accept and adopt it as he is to conclude ar
rangements with Colombia, and if he should do
so that would mean an ending of the Panama
Canal. Whichever route this country adopts
will thenceforth be the only one. Colombia
cannot afford to run any unnecessary risk of
being left in the lurch forever.
A REST FOR RECORDS.
The fastest time for a locomotive engine. Is
thirty-two seconds for a mile. If a test were
made, with enery preparation for the highest
spet'd, a locomotive flyer might possibly pass
over a measured mile in a half minute flat. An
automobile In Frauee has covered a mile In
forty-six seconds, better than twice the pace of
the fleetest thoroughbred horse. Now that
these wonderful figures have been scored, why
not give the records at a mile or less a. reason
able rest? The helpless thing 6 have been
sadly bruised and battered, even although Sal
vators feat of running a mile in ninety-five
and one-half seconds, an exploit which was
t Monmouth Park many seasons ago, has
not yet been surpassed by a horse; and no trot
ters bare reached the two mluute mark as
yet, although dozens have tried to get there.
Suppose there were a friendly agreement all
NEW- YORE 13AILY TRIBrNE. SUNDAY. NOVEMBER 23. 100?.
around to let the venerable scythe bearer, v.ho
has been smitten and buffeted so rudely, enjoy
a vacation in 1903! Why not permit him to
slumber undisturbed for one season at least
It would be a welcome relief, too. to intelli
gent human beings if the entire world would
celebrate one jubilee year in which no one
would try to smash a record of any kind or
even talk about it.
I — — — — —
A MATCHLESS GAME.
We may well ask whether It is not time to
revise our application of the phrase -our
national game." For years baseball has been
tbus railed, and with good reason. In origin,
or at least in almost Its entire development, it
is American, and it has from the outset been
played almost exclusively in this country.
Properly played, and especially properly man
aged, it is a superb same, well worthy of the
distinction which popular phraseology has given
to it. In recent years, however, it lias unde
j niably fallen iuto unfavorable if not evil ways.
Never since the unfortunate "Brotherhood"
split has it been what It was before. It is still
played more widely, perhaps, than any other
came; but the vast popular enthusiasm and
the multitudinous patronage which it once en-
Joyed aro now things of the past.
They are now given instead to football, and
they are given to it in a men sure unknown to
baseball even in its most halcyon and vocifer
ous days. Where attendance at the great holi
day frames uf baseball used to be counted by
thousands, that at the great football .sanies is
counted by tens of thousands. Moreover, while
football appeals to the general populace with
much force, it also commands the attention of
the social world of wealth and fashion to a de
gree never approximated t<> by baseball. The
only other sport comparable with it in such
respects i> the turf, and we are not sure that
any racetrack in the country over saw a spec
tacle quite rivalling that seen again and again
at New-Haven, at Cambridge, and at Prince
ton. Nor are the games of the bl£ universities
the only ones worth considering. Hundreds of
lesser universities, colleges and schools all over
the land have their football ten ins, and their
games are witnessed by hundreds and by thou
sands. If one were to set down the tdt.nl num
ber of spectators ;it yesterday's games, or at
those of the Saturday before, <<r at those of
next Thursday, ].■ would have to use ;u least
Football is Indeed at the present time n
matchless name in the esteem of lovers of
manly sports. The reasons therefor are not
hard to discover. It is one thing to watch a
Dumber of men playing a game for wages, Just
as others lay bricks and hoe potatoes. It is a
very different thin? to watch a company of
young men, in mind and character the very
flower of the new generation, contending in a
strenuous game Just for the sake of the game
and the triumph and nothing more. Of course
the comparative shortness of the football sea
son is a contributory factor for it compresses
all the interest Into so small a space of time
and thus makes it the more Intense. There Is,
also, the fact that as a spectacle football Is
simply unapproached by any other game, not
even by the thrilling sport of polo. Its action
is so swift and continuous, and so strenuous
in the direct persona] contact of the contending
players, that no beholder can escape a tingling
jf the nerves and a quickening of the pulse.
Moreover, while some of its methods are so In
tricate in strategy that one might almost think
Emerson had a quarterback In mind when ho
wrote of Brahma.
They know not well the subtle ways
I keep, and pass, and turn again.
yet the whole plan of campaign is so perfectly
obvious that every spectator readily under
stands It and appreciates every successful
move. It Is a game for the scientific and
equally for the unscientific mind, for the lover
of strength and the lover of skill and the lover
of speed; and if the fascinating element of
chance enters into it less than Into some other
games, ask any of the myriads who thronged
Yale Field yesterday if there was not enough
of quivering uncertainty in It to satisfy the
maddest devotee of chance.
Truly, it la a matchless game, -worthy of the
pride of every lover of true sport, and worthy
of most vigilant safeguarding from any of the
evil Influences which have made some other
■ports a byword and a reproach. Long may Its
A FIXE STREET ILL USED.
In his review of the achievements of the pres
ent municipal administration, the chairman of
the Citizens Union does well to refer to certain
park and street Improvements in Brooklyn. We
have already referred to the gratifying creation
of Seaside Park, in which the slovenly neglect
of twenty-five years was atoned for in forty
three days of energetic and well directed en
deavor. The transformation of a long stretch
of Fourth-aye., too. Is a. splendid piece of work,
which we trust will be continued to completion.
The reconstruction of the southern end of the
Ocean Parkway, often in recent years urged in
these columns, is likewise a commendable piece
of work, and so is the redemption of the Pros
pect Park end of Ocean-aye.
The mention of Occan-ave., however, reminds
us of gome other features of that thoroughfare.
It is a fine street, sorely ill used on much of its
length, and. as we shall see, ill named through
out. For a mile or so south of Prospect Park
It Is one of the most attractive avenues In
Brooklyn. But the southern end of it is In a
sad plight. Trolley tracks occupy the centre of
the roadway, unsightly poles are planted along
the curb, with wires strung from their tops clear
across the roadway, and the roadway at each
side of the tracks Is iv wretched disrepair.
That is not a creditable state of affairs for one
of the choicest residence streets of Brooklyn
and for the one pre.-it driveway leading to the
Sheepshead Bay racetrack. There Is probably
no serious objection to letting the car tracks
remain, for the avenue Is so wide that a street
of ample width is left at each side of the
tracks. But the poles along the curb and the
wires stretched across the street are an Intol
erable disfigurement. Until such time as the
wires are put underground there should be a
single row of well designed poles along the
centre of the avenue, between the trolley
tracks, supporting the wires on projecting arms
at each side, like those on some streets In the
upper part of this borough. Then the road
way at the sides of the tracks should be well
macadamised, so that there would be no occa
sion for vehicles ever to go upon the ear tracks
save in crossing the avenue.
We have said the avenue is ill named The
name is Inappropriate, because the avenue does
not, at least at present, run to the ocean, but
ends at Sheepshead Bay. Even if it shall one
day be extended across Sheepshead Buy and
Manhattan Beach to the ocean it will be unfort
unate to have It culled Ocean-aye., because of
the danger of confounding it with the Ocean
Parkway, which runs parallel with it a short
distance to the west, and which Is well named
for It does actually run to the ocean The
commission on the revision of Brooklyn street
names will do well to consider this case before
the unfortunately chosen name is more firmly
fixed upon the avenue by lapse of time. Seeing
that Ocean-aye. is geographically a continua
tion of Clinton-aye.. it Beeros a pity that the
latter name was not bestowed upon It But
whatever its na-ne, the southern two-thirds of
Ocean-aye. should be remodelled and Improved
in a manner befitting the fine beginning which
has been nia<le at the upper end.
If the operators and miners can get together
in November, why couldn't they in May? It
look? as if a little common sense somewhere
might have saved immense loss to both si-les
and to thousands of the innocent public.
A newsboy who was disturbing the public
peace by frantic yelling af a bogus "extra" has
been fined .SJ">. Not too heavy a penalty. Hon
est, hurdu oi king lads deserve the heartiest en
couragement, and they get it. Impudent
swindlers who go bellowing through the streets
trying to deceive people ought to be promptly
If wireless telegraphy succecd3 in keeping
ocean steamships in constant communication
with their ports of departure for thousands of
miles over the Atlantic, another miracle of
science is added to the marvels with which this
generation is favored. Marconi Insists that
within a short time this will be practicable in
the regular trips of the ocean ferry. But the
people are getting tired of so much talk and
would like to see a little more performance.
District Attorney Jerome thinks Thomas Jef
ferson was a "fakir." And vet he is a Demo
cra t— perhaps he is as much of a Democrat as
David B. Hill, author of the socialist coal plank.
OrTicial notice haa been given that the wires
of telegiaph. telephone and electric companies
in Brooklyn, with the exception of the over
head trolleys, must be put underground within
a reasonable period. This action is wise and
sound. In due course of time the trolley wires
ought also to disappear from view.
The German Emperor and the King of Portu
gal have been heaping up wonderful scores In
ehooting birds in Great Britain. Each Is an
expert with the rifle, shotgun and pistol. Mean
while ex-President Cleveland has been bagging
ducks in a way which few gunners, even pro
fessionals, could excel But bear hunting in
Mississippi has drawn a blank. St. Hubert
sometimes falls to distribute his favors im
Is It not plain when the columns of the news
papers contain so many accounts of the misuse
of firearms that our courts Bhould apply the
rigor of the law to protect innocent persons
from the senseless blunders of the reckless?
A Russian grand duke, having married a wife
named Pistolkoff, has himself been obliged to
go off in consequence, a decree of his Im
perial nephew, the Czar, enforcing the illogical
and unmerited exodus. Czars' uncles, and some
times their sisters and their cousins and their
aunts, with all other •ypts of relation belonging
to them, are frequently sent Into exile, and
have been since the days of the mighty Peter;
but not often on account of bringing an ex
plosive, and presumably anarchistic, name into
th* family. .
TBE TALK OF THE DAT.
Ar. Indian traveller tn Tibet who paw the Orar. \
'. ■• .1 him: "The Grand
tjht, with a brtjj.it and fair
:heeac His eyes aro large
and penetrating, I remarkaMy
,i marred by the obliquity
of his eyes. The thinness of his person was proba
bly due to U of the court ceremonies and
- aj;d ascetic observance of
h:s estate. miter covered his head, and
its pi :. f .s hid his <*ars; a yellow mantle
-ess legs<>d. with
joined paiir..- 1 . The. throne on which be sat was sup
ported by carved Uona and covered with silk scarfs.
The state officers mo\«d about with becoming dig
Ton— She iay» sh>> Is nineteen years old.
Well, you must remember that
.-; was seven years old before she i-arned to
rvllle Jo .
There la a new medical invention In Paris. It Is
a little apparatus which la put under the arm of a
foyer patient, and so constructed that on the tem
perature reaching a dangerous height It rings a
bell, summoning doctor and nurse.
THE HORSELESS HOr.S£ SHOW.
Horses short, and horses tall:
Portias stout, and ponies small:
Hackneys strong a:nl lithe of limb;
llur.ti.ra full of verve and vim-
Cobs for cart!«. of chunky build:
Whalers trained, and leaders skilled,
Badd hrrs> i trim and sleek;
Dray-cart nags of manners meek;
Mounts with nostrils scenting war
Ready for the army corps;
Good all Dobbins stanch and true.
Ki-ady any work to do:
Tandem teams with champing bits.
Eager almost unto fits—
Every kiml of horse, indeed,
Man has tver thought to breed!
Thi . 'tis said, are to be seen
At me Horse Show, ever green:
But i' faith, if they are there,
Or it not, why should we care?
For the Horse Show, to my mind.
Is not for trie horse designed.
Hut to Bhow us how our "bloods"
Sport the very latest duds.
Gad! 'Tls clearer every year
Th.it the Horseless Horse Show's here.
Horses, it is true, there be.
liut they're not pur then, to see.
But to make the wheels go round
For the people richly gowned;
For the chappies full of oats.
Showing oil their wondrous coats:
For th maidens and the dames,
Cremest, of the De La Crimea;
And the ribbons, bl i« and red,
Bought by horses, richly bred.
Will be given not to steeds
Of the finest equine breeds.
But to youih3 ami ladles fair.
Who are moat resplendent there;
Not for "points" hat prove the nag
But for those whose gladsome "rags,"
a the public passes by,
Dazzle moat the watching eye.
Poor old horse! Thy day Is o'er.
Human folk now have the floor-
Naught is left, alas] for you.
But to seek some bandy Zoo.
There to wait the trumpet call
That takes you to your Heavenly stall.
— (John Kendrlck Bangs, in Harper's Weekly.
H. W. Lucy. In the November "Strand." mentions
a little "aside" he heard In a sDvech by Frank
Lockwood some years ago at the Sheffield Press
Club. Alluding to his long connection with Shef
fleld In the capacity of Recorder, he said: "1 hope
that during the ten years I was connected with
this city I gave satisfaction"— (here the company
broke into a loud cheer). "I was about to add."
continued Lockwood, gravely, "I gave satisfaction
to those gentlemen who came before me in my
Judicial capacity. I did not realize till I heard the
applause that there were so many present here
The country editor had turned the personal col
umn over to his daughter temporarily, while poll
ties claimed his attention.
The daughter had studied country editorial meth
ods to some advantage, and the following Items
"Tom Jones called last evening with a two-pound
box of candy. Call again. Tom."
"Harry Mason was around with his trotter and
sldfcbar bun; last weak. Don't forget the num
"George Brown's billboard is said to be good for
two stats for anything that comes. We always
like to »e< George on show nights."
"Miss Mary Martin, the milliner, has a mar.
nlflcent play of the latest styles In her show
window. poS? much to this good for. m" ry!"-(Th"
General "Phil" Sheridan was at one time asked
at what little incident did he laugh the most.
"Well." he said. "I do not know, but I always
laugh when 1 think of the Irishman and the army
mule. I was riding down the line one day, when
I saw an Irishman mounted on a mule which was
kicking it* tags rather freely. The mule finally got
its hoof caught in the stirrup, when. In the ex
citement, the Irishman remarked: 'Well, begorrah
If you're goln 1 to get on. I'll get off r "
"Have you weighed anchor yet?" demanded the
new commodore of the yacht club.
"Aye. aye. sir," answered the petty officer touch-
Ing his hat.
"Then why," thundered the commodore "don't
you announce the weight?"— (Chicago Tribune.
A young lady applicant for a school out. West,
says a fit. Louis humorist, was asked the ques
tion: "What Is your position upon whipping chil
dren?" and her rtply was: "My usual position Is on
a chair, with the child held firmly across my knees,
face downward." She cot the school.
About 'People and Social Incident*.
AT THE WHITE HOUSE.
Washington, Nov. C (Speclal).-The following
programme of receptions and dinners at the White
House for the season of 1».'3 was announced to-day:
December Is (Thursday)— Cabinet dinner, § p. m.
January l (Thursday)— New Tears reception, "
a. m. to i::\i p. m. „„ <. tm
January * (Thursday)— Diplomatic reception. 9 to
January' 15 (Thursday)— Diplomatic dinner. !s V- m-
January -- (Thursday)— Judicial reception, a to
January a (Thursday)— Supreme Court dinner,
-February 5 (Thursday)-Congressional reception.
February *12 (Thursday)— Army and Navy recep
tion. 9 to 10:30 p. m.
The President an.l Mrs. Roosevelt will give two
small dinners on Monday and Tuesday evenings.
November 21 and 23.
Quentin Roosevelt had a birthday party Wednes
day afternoon. A big cake circled with rive candles
was the special feature of th*> festivity, and among
those Invited by the small host to share It were
Theodore, jr.. ArchlbaM and Ethel Roosevelt ami
his cousin, Sheffleia Cowles. Mrs. Rooseve.t and
Commander and .Mr.-. Cowlss war* also «taste»
THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS-
Washington. Nov. 22 (Special).-The British Am
sassader and Lady Herbert, who are now in New-
York, will return in time to open the embassy to so
ciety with a housewarmlns. which It is understood
will be given on Thanksgiving Day. The interior of
the red brick mansion which the British Government
built here years ago is so completely chanced that
It scarcely seems possible that the light, airy
rooms, with their color scheme of pink, cream and
nile green, combined with gilt traceries, can be the
same sombre apartments of brown woodwork and
mulberry walls that society knew so well during the
late Lord Pauncefotes residence here. The British
Government sent the royal architect to direct the
wholesale modelling of Its Washington property.
With the furnishings sent from London and those
added by the Ambassador and Lady Herbert, the
house will bo us elegant as it can be made by
money and artistic taste combined. In addition to
the Ufesise portrait of Queen Victoria In her cor
onation robes, which has always nuns on the wall
of the first landing facing the entrance, there will
be a painting of King Edward In his royal robes.
The table appointments of the embassy Include a
service which once belonged to George IV. and
which Lord Pauncefote used on all state occa
sions, generally with a centrepiece of American
Beauty roses. At other times the table was
adorned with old family sOrer and English blos
soms, preferably Lord Paunc*fote"s favorite flow
er, the primrose. Sir Michael Herbert has two
children, both sons. Sidney, the elder, is thirteen
years old. and was one of King Edward's pages at
the coronation. He did not accompany his father
to this country, but is continuing his studies at
Harrow. Michael is about the age of Kerrolt
Roosevelt, and is attending school here.
The Minister from Austria-Hungary and Mme.
HenfeUnOUer completed on Friday the period of
court mourning for the Queen of the Belgians.
who before her marriage was Archduchess Marie
Henrietta of Austria. The legation will be elevated
to an embassy on January 1, and it 13 understood
thai the new ambassador will signalize his promo
tion by dispensing bit hospitality on an even more
gracious Fcale than that for which he and his
beautiful wife have been noted throughput their
The Belgian Legation will continue in mourning
until March ZL The Minister and Baroness Mor.
cheur are both domestic in their tastes, and spend
the time of official retirement from the social
world In pleasant fashion with their music and
books. The baron's children are at school in Bal
Mr. Grip, the Minister from Sweden and Norway.
has been accredited' to Washington for a longer
period than any other plenipotentiary now con
nected with the diplomatic corps, and will there
fore take precedence sit this winter's White House
receptions. He Is a bachelor, ani popular both in
diplomatic ani •"native" circles.
The Swiss colony la deeply grieved at the de
parture of J. B. Pioda. the former Minister from
Switzerland, who has lately been, transferred to
Rome. Mr. Ploda was In Washington long enough
to become acquainted with and actively interested
in his fellow countrymen living here, and not only
did he attend their social gathering*, but frequently
entertained thorn Individually and la a body
throughout the year. It was his custom, to hay« a
Christmas tree each season, at whH ha dispensed
good cheer after the fashion of his native land.
There was always a tree With some appropriate
gift for every guest, and taste was also, of course.
a toast for the fatherland. Shortly after moving
Into the present legation Mr. Ploia placed In the
drawing room a stainM glass window that em
bodied both In design and coloring the early his
tcry of Switzerland. When th« sun shone through
t c great window the vivid bits of ruby, emerald
aad gold colored glass glowed like so many Jewels.
the cathedral-like effect adding greatly to the
1-^auty of the house. The historical part of the
work was designed by Mr. Pioda. and executed by
an artist In New-York. Before leaving Washing
ton the minister had ihe glass removed and shipped
to his present post at Rome. The legation in tiill
yer Place is th* handsomest home that representa
tives of the Swiss Government have ever occupied
in Washington. The house Is compara'.i\>ly bare
now. with the exception of Mr. Lardy's suite on the
second floor. It will be completely refurnished on
the arrival of tha new minister. Ferns dv
Martheray, the former counsellor of the Swiss
Legation In Rome. An Important member of the
legation family Is Toby. Mr. Lardr's small black
poodle, which wanders arovnd the house disconso
lately novr that his master Is 111. The charge d'af
faires Is convalescing from an attack of malaria,
and hopes In a day or two to be entirely welL
Mr. Da Assia-Braatl, th? Brazilian Minister, has
ttiven up his legation in Columbia Road. and. with
Mme. De Assis-Brasll. will pass the winter In New-
York except for such time as they spend in trav
elling. They will be mtmmi In washlnaton thi.-»
Ecafon. as thpy are both fond of society an 1 often
pntertainod. Mim De Assis-Brasll Is much younger
than her husband, and at the time of h~r marriage,
several years ago. had just l»ft school. She Is
hriphr and attractive, and. as she was educated hi
England and en the Continent, she speaks Eng
lish, French and Spanish with equal ease.
Anorhnr member of the dinlom->M~ corns to spend
th-^ winter in New-York will h» Sldkey Pey, second
secretary of the Turkish Legation. Mm.- Suik^y
la an Armenian, and therefore can enjoy the prtvl
lesres of American life, Tn this she is more fortu
nate than was Mm*. Ferrouh. who was a Ma
hometan. and throughout her stay in Washington
went out heavily veiled, nrd received •>•:<. a f^w
women callers In the harem of the Turkish Min
ister. All Ferrouh Bey. Mrne. SHkey sp^ks five
languages. Including Knsr'NVi. and has a fine voice
Mtt Bonn nart ■■> will Rtve a dinner to-morrow
nipht In honor of her son-ln-'aw and daughter, th '
Count ."• '.I Countess Moltke-Hultf-Mt. who nre now
her KUestS The count Is In tb« Danish rtlnlomatic
service, nrd .lust before his marria*t» to altos Bona
parte In this city, a few years ago. was an at
tach 6of the Parish T-esraMon h.T<\ Th** rojiitrss
Is i god-daurhter of the former Empress E'ir,'Anl*».
and ore of hr w.Mllne sr'fts was a diamond cres
cent pin to <-1:i»m h»r brid.il veil which was worn
by the KVen<*h Empress at her own w»>oMlnir.
Midori Komntz. second sf^retary of th« Japanes*
Location, who <•* vow in Japan on leave, may not
return to Washington.
R. S. Reynolds H'tt. who has Just been trans
ferred f^m the American Fmbassv '•■> Paris to
that In Purlin, '«i vlslt'n* his parents. Tf»r>r»»sent<i
tlvc and Mrs. Hitt. who ot>ene<l th°lr W;ishlns*on
horn* nbnn* two wee^n am, Mr. T?l»t"s marHsro
to M'«s Edl«h C.r^v. r>T'c->it«r of Ju<l«r« John CMn
ton Opav, of th»» NVw-Vn'k Court of Appeals. It Is
understood, will <-^k» rl*<*» ra'-'v In the new year
at the Gray residence, in New-York.
Ch\rt among- the features of th» protrramm* of
society for th« week which opens to-day in »b<»
on»«iilni? of the opera season to-morrow ntfrht.
There Is little chance th!* yenr In th* personnel
of the occupants of the parterre boxes at the c^*»r:i.
To-day a box at the Metropolitan Opera Ileus©
la as much a family possession and an heirloom as
it la In Paris. Vienna, Berlin. St. Petersburg or
any of the large Continental cfties of Europe. To
morrow evening. In thf se boxes, as well a* In those
cf the circle above. In the orchestra stalls and In
the different parts of the auditorium, there will
be gathered a large, fashionable and brilliant au
dience, representative of New-York society. The
first night at the opera la a social Institution, and
In many respects la much more exclusive than the
Horse Show or any other s«ml-public entertain
ment in New- York. Society, however, has grown
so large that Wednesday and Friday have become
as socially notable as Monday.
To-morrow evening will find stockholders and
their families In their accustomed places. Along
the lower side of the auditorium there Is no change
at all In the list of boxholders. except that Mr.
and Mrs. George. Gould, who tor years have shared
their box with Mr. and Mrs. Henry Clews, will
ulso share it on alternate, nights with Mr. and Mrs.
Perry Belmont. Mr. and Mrs. Moses Taylor, who
have bean in mourning for tome years, will be
seen once more In the Cooper box. and the Misses
Bftce, the daughters of Calvin Brice. who have
let their box for a number of years, will be as usual
on the north side of the house. The first box on
the right will be occupied by Mrs. Ogrlen <;...! t
Miss May Goelel and Mrs. Cornelius Vanilerbilt*
Mrs. Astor and Mr?. John Jacob Asu.r will be In
their box. and Mr. and Mr*. R. T. Wilson will
have Mr. and Mrs. Onne Wilson with them. The
other boxes will be occupied by Mr. and Mrs'
Lloyd Bryos and the Misses Bryce, Mrs. Barney*
Air. and Mrs. Henry l. Barbey, Mr. and Mrs!
Adrian Iselin. jr.. Mrs William D. Sloane if*
ar.d Mrs. Elbridge T. Gerry and the Misaes (Lr^.'
Heber R. Eishop an. . Miss Bishop. Mr iv 2*
Thomas Hitchcock, Mr. and Mrs W. Bayard C^
ting. William C. Whitney, who will probably h^»*
with him Lord and Lady Algernon Goidon r.l*
nox; Miss Morgan and Mr. Herbert 3atter£"
James Henry smith. Mr. and Mrs G G Hav'^T
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Clews. William K. Vaaa>r2
Dr. and Mrs. W. Beward Wtbb. Mr and v,
James A. Burden arc? numerous oth« rs who ha
always been present sa UM first night of the opera!
An opening performance with Mme. Eames v
primu donna is very much like a reception or «!
entertainment at one cf the residences of the fash
ionable set. She has so many personal friends la
the bo»N that she ia sure to be overwhelmed wits
flowers in the course of the opera. A numbers
small dinners will be given earlier In the ev«sa£
The Horse Show 13 over. The Yale-Harvard foot-
Ball game has been played, and while the opera w!U
keep society, as a whole. In town, the national
festival of Thanksgiving, suggestive of family <!&.
ners and good cheer and fellowship, will M
many to the country, where there will be numerous
house parties. Thanksgiving, to be celebrated la
an orthodox way, should be held away from the
city. One of the many entertainments on that
day will be the large dinner dance to be given at
tho country place of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Th«ba"i
at Morrlstown. and at which Peter B. FreK^-I
huysen will lead the cotillon with Miss Alice Ear
nam. The different country clubs have prepared
special programmes for the occasion, and at Chats
worth there will be a house party and an eld
fashioned Thanksgiving dinner. Cards are pour-
Ing in by each post and invitations to teas and
receptions seem to multiply each day. December
is the month In which many of the debutantes wUi
have their innings. The Assembly Is a lortniah
away. Ail fashionable society U techntcaUv^E
town, and It promises to be a gay. a brilliant »iS
a memorable season. "*
The Rev. Dr. and Mrs. Morgan Dlx have issued
Invitations for a large dinner on December U, hi
connection with the Assembly Ball, at which their
younger daughter. Emily. Is to make her debut.
Mrs. Artemus H. Holmes gives a reception on
December 13. at No. 453 Madison-aye., for the debut
of Miss Lillian Stokes Holmes. ewll
Mrs. William John Matheson gives a reception on
Friday afternoon at Sherry's for the debut o' Imp
aaughter Anne. ■ ' *
Tha governors of the Wednesday Cotillon ttw
their annual reception on Saturday afternooa n««
at Drlmonico's, for the patronesses of the cla»
who Include Mrs. Oliver Livingston Jjr.-3 Mrs'
John W. Boothby. Mrs. J. B. Lawrence Mrs Ed
win A. Stevens. Mrs. Thomas Rando.pn Price and
Mrs. Montgomery Schuyler.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry B. Livingston announce th*
engagement of their daughter Angelica to Henry
B. Hoilins. jr.. who Is still at. Harvard, and whoa*
parents have Just moved into their new house. .V
IS West Flfty-slxth-st. The wedding Is likely to*»»
deferred for some months to come. Mr and lira.
H. B. Hoilins have recently returned to town from
Meadow Farms, their country place a; Islip.
Another engagement which has been announced
Is that of Misa Ethel Robinson, daughter of Jam«»
Atmor* Robir.son. No. 23 East Twenty-ftrst-sL to
Joseph W. Graeme, U. S. N. *
Still another engagement which became known
yesterday is that of Miss Edith Gray, daughter of
Judge John Clinton Gray, to Robert S. H Httt
second secretary of the united States Embassy at
Berlin and son of Congressman Hitt, of Illinois.
Among the weddings of the week which opens
to-day «a the marriage of Miss Caroline Belmont
De Saulles, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur B. D*
Saulles. to Rudolph Degener. which takes place at
South Bethlehem on Tuesday. MJ33 De ' Saul!e3
made her bat in New-York the winter tefore last
On the same day the marriage of Horace CSSSB
steibir..-= to Miss Julia Seymour Clark daughter oi
Mr. and Mr?. George Crawford Clark, will ufca
place In town at Grace Church at noon.
The wedding of Mrs. Alfred Roosevelt to the Rev.
T. J. Bowlker takes place to-morrow at Boston. It
will be a Quiet affair, and only near relatives will
be present. Mrs. Roosevelt was a relative ef tha
late Minister to the Court of St. James. James Bus
Miss Augusta K. Lyon. the third daughter cf ths
late Dr. Samuel Kuypera Lyon, was married at 4
o'clock yesterday afternoon to John Walker E
mendorf In the Church of the Incarnation; Saa was
dressed in white satin crere de chine, trimmed
with old duchess lace, and wore a tulle veil fast
ened with a spray of orange blossoms and duchess
lace She carried a bouquet c? white orcbida Her
uncle. John H. Abel!, gave her away. Her your.jer
sister. Miss Marjoxle- Cumstock Lyon. her ir.aid of
honor ar.d or.ly attendant, was dressed '.:: whit©
silk mull and wore a big black hat triauasf with
white feathers. Her bouquet was oj li'.ies-of-the
valley and white roses. Dwlaht Elmer, jorf was his
brother's best man. and George Musgrove. CaadSi
S. Kellogg. George Armstrong. Rosa M. Turner
and Augustus Fleming King were among th? uah
era. After the ceremony, which was performed i»
the Rev. Dr. William M. Grosvenor. there was a
reception, limited to relatives only, a: the home
of the brides family. No. -15 East Fi:':y-seventh
at.. as the Lyons are In deep mourning. Upon their
return from their honeymoon Mr. a. ' Mrs. Elmes
dorf will live at No. 17 East Thlrty-etght.Vst.. whera
thej* have taken an apartment for the winter.
Mrs. William Post has returned from CSatswcrti
to town, and Is staying with her daughter. Mrs. J.
Lawrence Van Alen. at tile latter'a house. In East
Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt has Jolr.ad her hus
band at No. 2 Park-aye., which he has 'eased ur.ul
Dr. and Mrs. Isaac L. Kip and Mrs. William V.
B. Kip return to town (ron Washington to-sor
rcw to their house. In Flt'th-ave.
Mrs. MeClellan. widow of General George B. Mc-
Clellan. Is staying with her sister. Mra Edward H.
Clark, at Slorristown, N. J.
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick VancJerbllt are expected
in town during the course of the week. Their house.
No. 459 Fifth-aye.. Is being put in readiness tat
Mr. and Mrs. William Rhlr.elander return --mor
row from Lakewood to their house In West Fortj'
Mr. and Mrs. Talbot Olyphar.t and tha JH»s*s
Olyphant have arrived In town from their country
place, at Wyckoff. N. J.. and are at the G!ec2icr»
: for the winter.
Mrs. Howard Townsend has leased th* GaUatia
house. No. 131 East Seventy-nrst-st.. for tha winter.
Mr. and Mrs. Hall Bonner. who have been spend
ing the summer at Nirvana. Mrs. Banner's place at
Stamford. Conn., have leased a house to East
Twenty-ftfth-st. for the season.
Mr. and Mrs. John Hobart Warren have arrival
In town from their country place, at Hoosic Falls.
N. V.. and arc at their house, in rark-ave.. tat
! Mr. and Mrs. Frank S. Wltherbee have lik-wisei
arrived in town from their place, on Lake Chain
plain, and are at their house, in Fifth-aye.. tor
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Sands have arrived In towa
from Newport, and will spend the winter at Alken.
where they hive leased the same cottaffS that they
occupied last season. Miss Anna Sands has UA3
wise returned to New-York.
Miss Pauline Astor has left town to stay wiCx
her uncle. James W. Paul. Jr., at Radnor, hi*
country place, near Philadelphia.
Mr. and Mrs. John S. Barnes have returned to th»
City from Lenox, and are at their house, In Ease
Mr. and Mrs. George Bird and the latter's daugh
ter, Miss Betty Metcalf. have returned to town and
are at their house. In Madison-aye., for the season.
Mrs. William Edgar and Miss Edgar have left
town for California, where they will spend the
Mrs. Isaac Merrlam and her son. Arthur L. Mer*
riam. have returned to town, and are staying a*
the Plaza Hotel for the winter.
A MEDALLION OF GENERAL WEBB.
The faculty and Instructing corps of the Colles»
of the City of New-York are to erect a bronze bass
relief portrait medallion of their retiring president. J
General Webb, In commemoration of his long an>*
successful administration of the affairs of the coj
lege. Two hundred and fifty dollars have been col
lected by the students toward the loving cup wnicn
they will give him. and another memorial from tns>
trustees and Associate Alumni is nearly finl3bea.