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A LH A M BRA — 33 — — vllle.
BEXASCO— 2— Girl of the Golden West.
BUOC— a— Tee Music Master.
BBOADWAT — 2—2 — 66 — Veronlque.
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— 9—S:l9 — S:16 — The Earl and the Girl.
COLONIAL— 2 — B—Vaudeville.8 — Vaudeville.
CRITERION— — 8:30 — On the Quiet,
DALY'S — — S:16 — The To»*t of the Town.
EDEN MVSKE— to Wax.
EMllßE— 2:ll— S:l6— Peter Pan.
FIELD'S THEATRE— 2— B:IB— Press Agent.
GARDEN — 2— — Lear.
GARRICJC— 2— S:IO— Marriage of William A»he.
HAMMKRSTEIN'S VICTORIA— 2— Krlfv- Vaudeville
HaP-LEM OPERA HOUSE — 2:15 — B:ls— The Roger.
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HIPPODROMH — B— A Yankee Circus and Tee Rawer*.
HUDSON — — Man and Superman.
IRVING PLACE— 2— S.2O— Heldelburg.
JOE WEBER'S- 2:15— Prince Chap.
KNICKKRBOCKER— 2— La Belle Marseillaise.
LIBERTY— 2:15— 8:15— Moonshine. __
L.TCEI7M— 2:I5 — — LJon and the Mouse.
MA^O^QL^K^i'^^^V-The Man on the Bo*.
MA. 1 ESTIC — — B— Wonderland.
MANHATTAN— 2:IS— S:2O— Moana \ anna.
Lucia dl Lamraermoor.
NEW-AMSTERDAM— S:IS— White Cat.
KKW- FORK — — Little Johnny Jones.
PRINCESS— B:IS— Zira.
SAVOY — 2-15 — — Walls of Jericho.
TVA7.LACK"S— 2— Squaw Man.
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Circulation Books Open.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2. 1905.
THE yEWS THIS MORNING.
FOREIGN.— The situation in Russia shows
few si^ns of improvement, the government ap
parently being unable to maintain a policy
either of repression or concession; a council of
Ministers was held at Tsarskoe Selo, and it was
announced that martial law in Poland would be
abolished, while states of siege -were declared in
other provinces. ===== The popular excitement
continues and prices on the Bourse reached a
new low level; there were some indications that
the general strike on Monday would not be de
clared. ■ Police fired on a mob of striking
■wharf laborers at Georgetown, Demarara, kill
ing flve persons; two British warships have been
dispatched from St. Thomas; governor and offi
cials are beseiged in the public buildings by a
niob. —— : A demonstration in front of the
Guildhall by the Socialist element of the un
employed workmen was checked by police;
several arrests were made. == Albanians at
tacked Turkish troops at Liuma and captured
several guns. It was reported that the
Turkish government had offered to accept with
modifications the powers' demand for the finan
cial control of Macedonia. ■ A meeting was
held in London to promote cordial relations be
tween the British and German peoples.
DOMESTIC. — The President and Mrs. Roose
velt returned to Washington from their visit to
Plain Dealing, Mrs. Roosevelt's country place Id
Virginia. , It was said in Washington tha/
the President has not yet decided to institute a
prosecution of the Standard Oil Company, but is
awaiting the completion of Commissioner Gar
fleld'e report on the oil industry. == Nine men
were incinerated ln the blazing hull of a "pull
boat' on Middle River, Ala. • Governor Hig
gins arrived in Albany; he said that his visit to
tfela city had no political significance. = A
flfcc, his -wife and two children were killed by
4Sm explosion of a gas main in Weston. Va. '
According to reports published in Detroit the
present season has been the most disastrous in
the history of the Great Lakes. .. A Louisi
ana mob shot an innocent negro by mistake.
CITY. — Stocks developed weakness under pro
fessional liquidation. = It w:is reported that
ex-President James W. Alexander of the Equi
table had developed softening of the brain fol
lowing an attack of apoplexy. Russian
Cpies were reported to be following the members
of the Jewish defence committee. = Con
troller Grout issued a new code of rules to gov
ern the dealings of surety companies with the
city. . The captain, his wife and two of the
crew were drowned by the foundering of the
barge Delawanna, which was being towed from
this port to Boston. == Paul Kelly, the dive
keeper and gang leader, was arrested at his
home. = Commissioner McAdoo announced
that he would adopt the French thumb imprint
eyßtem for Identification of criminals.
THE WEATHER.— lndications for to-day:
Increasing cloudiness and warmer. The tem
perature yeaierday: Highest. 35 degrees; low
tJELLiyG UNDER FALSE LABELS.
We record with sincere satisfaction the sen
tencing to a term of imprisonment of a man
for Belling from a drug store goods under fals-*
labels. His trick was to get back bottles which
had been emptied of their original contents, but
upon which the original labels were Intact and
to refill them with mixtures of his own com
pounding. It is to be assumed that he imitated
as closely as be conveniently could tbe prepara
tions whicb be was thus counterfeiting, in order
that his trick might not be detected by the pur
chasers of the refilled bottles. It may be, in
deed, that his compounds were as good as the
originals, or even better, but even such facts
would not mitigate tbe intrinsic dishonesty of
his action. He was committing a double frau 1
— upon the purchasers, by selling them some
thing which pretended to be what It was not.
and upon tbe proprietors of the original com
pounds, by using their names and the names
of their goods for selling something else.
This is not the first such case in the his
tory of this city, by any means. There is rea
son to fear, too, that It will not be the last. The
practice of substitution in various forms Is
widespread. We recall a case ln a neighboring
borough, not long ago, in which a druggist
openly advertised that he would purchas.* at .i
goo<l price empry patent medicine and liquor
bottles. an<l would pay an extra price for them
if their labels were luitorn and unsoiled! The
obvious suggestion of purpose in that advertise
ment soon attracted attention, and the too en
terprising "druggist" was mulcted in a round
sum, and soon found it desirable to retire from
that piace of business. It is not often that so
much effrontery is guown in such pernicious
practices, but there is cause to suspect that the
practices are still pretty widely conducted, in
a more discreet and secret manner.
There should be no tolerance and no pity for
such rascals whenever they are brought to. book,
and it Is the moral duty of honest druggists—
tiie great majority of the trade— and, indeed, of
the dreg buying public, to give all possible aid
toward .'laving them brought to book. Tiie
necessity for using medicines at all Is regret
table, but It is a necessity, and, since it is, there
Is nothing more desirable than that all drugs
should be what they purport to be, whether
tbey are physicians' prescriptions or proprietary
medicines. T*e man who would refill a min
eral water bottle with doctored Croton and re
sell It under the old label would probably not
scruple to substitute some cheap and inefficient
drug for a costly and efficient one in a prescrip
tion and might do so to the grave detriment if
not 'the death, of the patient The poet was
not too severe in ranking the man who sits ' to
pestle a poison'd poison" by the side of a
burglar and a murderer, for indeed his crime
partakes of the nature of both of these.
CRITICISM OF JUDGES.
Mr. Austen G. Fox, in a letter to The Tribune,
published yesterday, announces that he is pre
pared to follow up his criticism of the judiciary
at the City Club dinner. He did not join, on
Tuesday night, in the wholesale denunciation
which Mr. Jerome uttered, but confined him
self to speaking of the political ties of some
Judges, which would have forbidden him to
take the election cases before them in expecta
tion of a fair decision. Mr. Fox says he will
offer a resolution at the first opportunity ar ft
Bar Association meeting "on the subject of the
"continuation of political activity by judges and
"its effect of unfitting them for impartial con
sideration of cases involving directly organi
sations of a politic 1 nature." If he thus
backs up what he said and exposes the unju
dicial conduct of political judges, he will not
merely justify himself, but deserve gratitude.
It remains for Mr. Jerome to justify his much
more sweeping remarks and show the public
what judges are unworthy of even "common,
ordinary respect." and what specific conduct
has made them so unworthy. If he knows, as
he intimates, that certain judges, because of
political or financial entanglements, render cor
rupt, judgments, he should make that knowl
edge public. He should put before the people
so that it will attract attention, as anything he
gays will do. a statement of the transactions
which interfere with judicial duty.
We all know that judicial nominations come
from political organizations and that aspirants
ask for them from party managers. We do
not know that such asking in general transcends
the bounds of propriety or involves any dis
graceful obligation. If Mr. Jerome knows of
any such case, he should do more than hint at it.
He must see that he has said too much or done
too little. Almost all the newspapers, including
his most enthusiastic admirers, advise him that
an attack upon the character of our courts by a
high officer of the court can be justified only if
it is so supported in detail as to force reform.
Mere general denunciation undermines popular
trust in the administration of justice without
improving it. The only exception among the
newspapers is "The New-York Evening Tost.'
which declares that "the facts which were
alluded to by Mr. Jerome are known to all";
but It takes particular care not to set down in
cold type, with the names of the offending
judges! these facts "known to all." It talks
about political contributions, naming some
judges, and about election methods, but it Is
chary about declaring any particular judge cor
rupt' or unworthy of respect because of them.
O<" course, we ail know about the bad system
of tying the judiciary up to party politics, but
Mr. Jerome went further than to denounce the
system. He declared that certain judges were
unworthy of respect and not to be trusted for
honest judgments, and he failed to name them
or distinguish from them the honest judges who
he admits are found upon the bench, but who
are put under the suspicion of those who hanu
admiringly on Mr. Jerome's words. He has not
criticised conditions, but attacked some mem
bers of a whole class of men, injuring the in
nocent without taking measures to expose or
punish the guilty.
We do not share the notion that the judiciary
is beyond criticism, but censure should ho defi
nite. We have frequently had occasion to criti
cise not merely prevailing methods, but specific
acts of judges, and we have always tried to do
it with particularity. Two years ago we criti
cised Justice Bischoff, for whom, in general, we
have great respect for his large political con
tribution to Tammany while running for re
election without opposition. We have spoken
critically of tbe contribution made this year by
Judge Xewburger, when it was not needed for
any expense incident to his candidacy. We
sharply expressed our disapproval of some of
Recorder Goff's methods in the Molineux trial,
and have over felt it a duty to bring judges by
name to the bar of public opinion when their
acts seemed to warrant it. That also is Mr.
Jerome's duty. When the people of the sth
District had reason to complain of Justice
Wright they made public his exact offence and
secured his retirement from the bench. Those
who thought Justice Hooker's conduct unfitted
him for the bench likewise came out into the
open and sought to establish their case. If Mr.
Jerome has reason to believe most of the judges
in this district to be influenced corruptly and
unworthy of respect be should take a similar
course. Unless and until he is prepared thus to
sustain his declarations he has no right to
«idges with dishonesty, however fully
be may be in preaching against tha
m under which they have been chosen.
THE TURK'S RESPITE.
It is to be hoped the Turk is properly appreci
ative of and duly grateful for the respite from
pressure which the powers have been giving him,
:m<l has properly improved it by preparing to
yield to their demands. At the end of the month
of Nhawall the Faithful have been commemorat
ing the offering of Isaac as a sacrifice by Abra
ham, every true Mahometan himself offering a
sacrifice by way of remembrance. It takes four
days to complete these solemn observances, and
in order not to disturb them the powers agreed
to suspend operations against the Turk until
they were over, which was yesterday. But as
Friday is ihe Mahometan Sabbath, they will fur
ther wait until to-morrow. Then, the Turks hav
ing completed their commemorative sacrifices,
the powers will proceed to make a political sac
r ifioe of the Turks.
For this must be regarded as a temporary res
pite and nothing more. Hitherto the Turk
lws often been able successfully to play one
power against another or to develop jealousies
among them which have defeated their plans.
In this latest case no such relief for him appears.
Even his "one friend in Europe." Germany,
s(»ems to have forgotten Bismarck's theory — that
the whole Eastern question is not worth the
lw>nes of one Pomeranian grenadier — and tn be
acting in determined accord with the others.
That may be because Germany thinks it well
for the sake of justice and humanity that Turkey
shall be coerced ; because she hesitates further
to isolate herself In Europe to even the slightest
extent, or because she has now secured all the
concessions and foothold she needs in the Turk
ish Empire, and so is freed from all cause for
cultivating friendly relations with a power whose
system of government and whole national spirit
must be profoundly repugnant to her. At any
rate, Germany is In accord with the other powers.
The British Ambassador declares that no modifi
cation of the powers' demand Is possible, and
the commander of the international fleet says
that unless the Turkish government yields by
to-morrow noon there will be further seizures of
It is, on the whole, well that it should be so.
There may be cause for regret at the necessity
for meddling with the domestic affairs of a nomi
nally sovereign 6tate and of exercising coercion
over It ; but the necessity exists. There may be
some Incongruity in Russia's intervening for
freedom and order in Turkey, seeing that her
own case has been and indeed still is In some re
spects worse than Turkey's. But even such
movements for better things as are now extant
in Russia are Inconceivable In Turkey under
Turkish rule. Tbe empire must seemingly be
disposed of aa the greater portions of It have ul
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUTE. SATURDAY. DECEMBER 2. 1905.
ready been— Rumania, Bulgaria, Servia, Bosnia
and Herzegovina. The action which the powers
are now taking in respect to Macedonia is an
other step in that process.
But lest some one shall vainly imagine that
with the deposition of the Turk all will be sweet
ness and light in Macedonia, let us recall the
news of a single recent day in that unhappy
land. While the people of Napotchani, v Vlach
(Christian) village, were celebrating a wedding
festival a strong Greek (Christian) band at
tacked them and massaored thirty and burned
the village. At the same time a Servian (Chris
tian) spy denounced a lot of Bulgarian (Chris
tiiini conspirators at E.u'ri Palanka and caused
their arrest. There wo have four nationalities.
Romanian, Greek, Bulgarian and Servian, all
professedly Christian, all clamoring against the
"unspeakable Turk" and all trying to rut each
other's throats "for the glory of God." We shall
not be surprised if. when Macedonia is taken
from the Turk, the real solution of Its problem
will be found to have been just begun.
THE BUOYANCY OF BALLOONS.
More than a century has elapsed since Mont
golfier created a world-wide sensation- by his ex
periments, and yet improvements are still being
made in the art which he may be said to have
originated. The majority of these, too, are ef
fected in Montgolner's own country. A Wash
ington dispatch to The Tribune reports that
three military balloons have been ordered from
France by the United States Signal Corps and
will be unique in one particular. A coating of
aluminum promises to render the material of
which the reservoirs are composed less permea
ble by gas than would otherwise be the case,
and also to reduce the first cost of the balloons.
Oiled silk and even goldbeater's skin, which
has been deemed superior to silk for aeronautic
purposes, are not so impenetrable as could be
desired. Hence it has been customary to provide
against leakage by introducing more gas before
an ascension than is required at the moment and
then to compensate for the extra buoyancy with
ballast. By so treating the bag that it will re
tain its contents longer than heretofore it be
comes feasible to reduce its size and the quan
tity of gas employed ; or. should such a course
be preferable, to prolong the ps-riod during which
it can be kept aloft without reinflation.
Should it be desirable to reconnoitre from a
captive balloon on two or three successive days,
the requisite ascensional power might be im
parted to it at the very outset, though a descent
to the earth when the balloon was not in actual
service would doubtless be considered wise. It
is not good policy needlessly to .tempt an enemy's
sharpshooters; but. in any case, there is as much
reason for promoting economy in the facilities
needed for reconnoissan< c fts in any other branch
of warfare. The advantages which the alumi
num coating secures will lie appreciated, more
over, by other aeronauts than those attached to
an army. A few days ago. for instance, the
Count de la Vaulx and M. Tissandier went up in
a balloon from Paris and drifted eastward for
twenty-one and one-half hours. The voyage was
undertaken for pleasure alone: but a consider
able number of other Frenchmen are addicted to
the same kind of sport. The distance which It
is practicable thus to traverse is roughly pro
portional to the time which elapses before a
landing becomes necessary. These men also ought,
therefore, to be alive to the means now put at
their disposal for accomplishing more than they
ever did before.
Again, the improvement should prove useful
to Santos-Duraont. the Lebaudy brothers and
their disciples. The length of their flights Is
now limited by the quantity of gasolene which
they can carry to drive their engines. Hitherto
this has been sufficient to last only one or two
or. possibly, three hours. Some time, no doubt, it
will be practicable to start with a much greater
supply. If this were enough for twenty-four or
thirty-six hours, it misrht be found necessary to
give fresh attention to the question of buoyancy.
Whether it be empl >yei for military service or
peaceful exploration, the efficiency of the self
propelled airship is as dependent on that quality
as is that of the ordinary balloon.
WHY LIBRARY PRIVILEGES ARE DENIED.
The movement to have all the libraries of the
city keep open from 9 a. m. to 1U p. m. is making
headway, as was to have been expected. As Dr.
J. H. C. Canfleld, librarian of the Columbia Uni
versity Library, says, there is no use in collecting
opinions as to the desirability of opening all pub
lic libraries at night. No man of intelligence
who has given any thought to the matter can
come to any other conclusion than that of Dr.
Canfield — "the longer a library is open the
greater the benefits which it can give." Two of
the trustees of the Astor-Lenox-Tilden Founda
tion, Mr. Alexander E. Orr and Mr. Alexander
Maitland, have approved the movement, but they
call attention to the fact that, while it would ob
viously be a good thing to keep the Astor Library
open until 10 p. m., there are certain uses to
which the money at the command of the trustees
must be put and that with the resources at
present at their disposal they cannot keep the
library open at night without going in debt — a
policy from which they are debarred. Hope is
held out, however, that when the new library
building in Bryant Park is completed — and even
at the present rate of progress some of us may
live to see that day—^rtain economies In ad
ministration will be possible which may permit
of the opening of the new library at night.
This is not a cheerful prospect, but we are not
inclined to take a pessimistic view. There is
much in the old proverb, "Where there's a will
there's a way." Once the trustees become as
fully converted to the idea of night opening of
the Astor and Lenox as we believe the people to
be, it may appear that means can be found with
out waiting for an opening to be had only as a
matter of retrenchment conditioned upon the
two libraries being at last housed under one roof.
In fact we doubt very much whether any econ
omies can be effected in that direction. When
the new library in Bryant Park opena it will
have to serve, in all probability, a much greater
constituency than It serves at present, and there
will presumably be expansion instead of retrench
ment in its administration. When the trustees
realize that they ;ire practically debarring the
majority of those who might avail themselves of
the Astor and Lenox libraries from library privi
leges, we are inclined to think they will be able
to see a way in which to bring about this larger
usefulness of the great collection of books under
their care. But if it has to be admitted that
the case is as the trustees state it. and that at
present they are financially unable to comply
with the public demand for night privileges at
the libraries, a way should immediately be sought
by which the necessary funds, amounting to per
haps $50,000 or $00,000 a year additional to the
present expenditure, may be placed at their dis
posal. The wealthiest and first city of the United
States, and the second city in the world in point
of size, surely ought to bo able to give to Its citi
zens such library privileges as are granted, even
without asking, by rlties of the second, third and
fourth classes. The plea that $50,000 or even
?inO,<MTO a year is an insurmountable obstacle to
library usefulness of the fullest character is not
one that New York would care to make. If the
money is not now available for this extension of
library privileges, it ought to be made immedi
ately available, and the trustees by making this
fact known in an authoritative way probably
would soon find iheir present difficulty over
come. If not by municipal appropriation, then by
As to the branch libraries, however, there Is
no lack, or need be no lack, of funds. They are
supported entirely by the municipality, and no
one has even suggested that the city is unable or
unwilling to keep these libraries, which bring
the books to the people, open until 10 p. m.. In
stead of 9p. m., as at present Let the branch
libraries live up to their opportunities of useful
ness, and It will cot be long before public opin-
ion will compel the great central libraries to do
Firemen who were summoned to duty In a
West Side coalyard yesterday morning declare
that the hose which they used, though new,
burst frequently. Such a state of things is
doubly disgraceful. It led to greater damage to
property than would otherwise have resulted
from the flames, and it was an imposition on
the men who endeavored to suppress them. It
looks, moreover, as if the city treasury had been
The M's are falling one by one. but Murphy
still linger^ at Mount Clemens.
A man nfeed not be a curmudgeon, forgetful of
his own boyish frolics, to feel disgust at the
manner in which a large number of the children
of the metropolis celebrate Thanksgiving Day.
The various organizations of "Rangers" have a
fairly respectable antiquity, and if in New-York,
as in some smaller towns, their fun and that of
the children who imitate them were confined to
the donning of fantastic disguises and marching
In procession there would be small ground for
complaint. But the masquerading, innocent
enough In itself, has been made the cover for
begging and even for a mild sort of highway
robbery. Boys and girls, not of the poorest
classes always, beg "Thanksgiving money" from
passersby and often block the way of ->edes
trians in their insistent demands for tribute.
Parties of young ruffians make travel by public
conveyance unpleasant, if not dangerous, for the
casual citizen, and this year's crop of Thanks
giving Day disorderliness included the actual
commandeering by a band of more than a hun
dred of a Thanksgiving feast at a Bronx hotel.
A good deal of the lawlessness which marks the
proceedings of the baser sort here in New- York
Is traceable to the laxity of public sentiment
and the Indifference of the police in the face of
these rowdy holiday "celebrations."
When will District Attorney Jerome bring in
his bill of particulars as to the judiciary?
President Harper of the University of Chicago.
stricken by a fatal disease, but still keeping the
direction of university affairs in his hands and
even hearing reports of a football game by tele
phone, is an excellent illustration of the saying
of Vanvenarges: "To do great things, a man
must liv« as though he had never to die."
The Russian leaven of discontent does not ad
here to the eight hour schedule. It works all
If the workman who died soon after emerging
from the Pennsylvania Railway tunnel in this
city a day or two ago was really a victim of
caisson disease, he was not entirely, if at all, to
blame for his fate. The consequences of releas
ing a person quickly from a chamber in which
an abnormally high air pressure has been main
tained are so well known that contractors usual
ly forbid the practice. No matter how impatient
the man may have been to get out. it is a pity
that compliance with his wishes was not firmly
THE TALK OF THE DAY.
A Washington man recalls how Minister Wu once
talked at a mothers' congress. He told how moth
ers-in-law wore reverenced in China. Then he said
that all the mothers before him would bo mothers
in-law some day. and therefore h* would tell them
something that they might remember ;.nd profit by.
"A parlor maid," he began, "answered a ring- at
the doorbell one morning, and a lew moments
later ascended to her mistress. 'If you please,
ma'am,' she said, "the strongest lady is downstairs.
She won't give her name, and she his taken off
her coat and hat; and she opened the rwo closets
and rummaged through them, and then she looked
at the windows and shook her ht-ad, and she
rubbed her finger over the muntel ;md the piano
and then she held it up to see the dust on it. and
now she is" But the mistress interrupted calm
ly. 'Dear me!' she said. "My husband's mother
wasn't expected back from Texas till Eecember.' "
HATES TO GO HOME.
The lover v--an't help showing
The grlrl he's calling on
That, when he's slow in goirg.
He's positively "gone.
An Atrhison woman advertised for a cook, saying-
In the advertisement that "a man v/as employed
to do the heavy work." "But wo haven't any
man," protested her husband. "That's you," re
sponded his wife.
The Method.— The Drakf— Your politeness to your
wife's mother is remarkable. f notice that at
„,„! time you plve her all the choicest hits.
The TSrkey-You bet. I look forward with great
expectation to Thanksgiving.- -(Brooklyn Life.
Divorce produces many embarrassing situations.
An Arkansas City man who had twice been di
vorced took his third wife to the theatre recently.
His two earlier wivta have become good frieuds,
and when the couple took their seats the man
looked around, and to his consternation saw he
had his three wives in a row beside him.
THE CUX.T OF THE POPPYCOCK.
A pale Ahmee and a Poppycock
They gat themselves to a bosky rock.
"Bald hV "There's a stated hour. I find.
For each pursuit of the human mind;
As the tea hour tolls ror buttered rolls.
So now is a time for swapping souls. ...
And the Ahmee sighed, as she smoothed her frock.
"'Tip a purple thought, dear Poppycock!
"Now as for me." mused the lithe Ahmee,
"I "igh the most fof the more I see
Thoueh I yearn and ycfern, as you well may wot.
None^eedfmy need of the Basic What-
TiP you scented truth in my color tones,
And "caught the thought of our mingled zones!
-How wonder deep is the blend!" cried ho,
"Of our atmospheres, dear twin Ahmee.
The svelte Ahmee and the Poppycock,
Tn evening dress and a Ussome frock.
And un&f a blood red ci.andeller
qnake lewel words, now there, now here
of Art and Truth, and the End of Mere-
And the Boundless Since of the Vast Before,
And of those who came in motley frock
&?mo cried Ahmee! and some Poppycock!
Some £^" rges Johnson , in Harper's Magazine.
Robbie's father, according to "LJppincotfs Maga
zine " had a friend call.
After they had chatted a few minutes the only
cigar on the table was offered to the guest, so
Robbie went upstairs for a fresh box. As the boy
reached the top Btalr his father was startled to
"Which kind, papal? Do you want those you
smoke yourself or the kind you give away?"
"You can always tell a young husband from an
nM me by the way he acts when he goe* after a
bucket of water," .ays Unole Hiram. 'Three
months married, he swings the pump handle,
whistles and casts covert glances at the house as
though some one were looking at him from the
window One year marrieu. he swinge the pump
handle moVe slowly, smiles occasionally, and seems
to be annoyed because the meal Is late. Two years
marHed he looks sour and glum, kicks the cat
JJler the coalhouse and looks at the house as If
he would like to choke somebody. Three years
marked he sits on the dc orstep and ■mokes while
hlfl^tfe works the pump handle."-(Kansa» City
The Irate farmer who orders the city sportsman
off his "lands" Is always incomprehensible to the
man with the gun. His stories of damage to his
cattle are unbellcved, but there seems to be some
reason for the rural objection to city gunners. "To
know how widespread the cattle shooting ha.bit Is."
said a government meat inspector. Dr. H. G. Plnk
erton. "one should take up a position beside an
Inspector at a packing house and note how many
cattle are flayed revealing a charge of bird shot In
their bodies. Some are peppered on one side only;
others on both sides. I don't know whether the
eases are ail accidental or whether the hunters
shoot the cattle full of bird shot just for fun; but
mighty few. either native or range cattle, reach
the packing houses without carrying souvenirs of
some glortoua hunting trip."
The Nearest Human.— A group of tired women
were listening to a free concert in one of the de
nartment stores, where the virtues of a certain
Dlaiio player are usually demonstrated. On this
particular occasion, however, a long haired young
man had usurped the place usually occupied by the
mechanical device. Extreme physical weariness
may blunt the sense of humor, or perhaps women
are really deficient in that sense— at any rate, nona
of the little audience appeared to be amused by the
tableau of the soulful young man playing away
industrloujly. with a huge sign hanging over his
head: "barest Human of. any Piano Player."—
(Harper* a Mu»*ln*.
Abotit Veople and Social Incident*.
THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS.
[From Th« Tribune Bur«*u.J
Washington, Dec. I^-The Brazilian Ambassador
and Mme. Nabuco received the diplomatic corps
unofficially this afternoon. Large bunches of pink
and white chrysanthemums, mingled with La
France and American Beauty roses, added much to
the beauty of the- Interior of the embassy. The
Ambassador and Mme. Nabuco stood alone in re
ceiving, she wearing a gown of yellow crfipe de
chine and lace, with pearl and diamond ornaments.
Mmc, Doamaral. wife of the first secretary; Mme.
Pedernelras, wife of the military attache, and Mme.
Chen—oat, wife of the second secretary, assisted
ln entertaining the- guests, their husbands being
with them, as was also Seflhor de Velloso. the
bachelor attach*. All the members of the diplo
matic corps called, many of them meeting Mme.
Nabuco for the first time. Sylvlno Gurgel Do
amarai and Mme. Doamaral, of the Embassy staff,
have as a guest Mme. Doamaral's sister, Mme.
Godlnha. who will remain with them all winter.
To-day she wore a white broadcloth gown, with a
large black hat, when attending the reception.
Mme. Doamaral wore a gown of flowered chiffon,
with trimmings of black velvet and black lace, the
distinguishing feature of her toilet being: a large
black Alastlan bow on her head at all times.
Sefiora Walker-Martinez wore a gown of black
chiffon doth, a black hat and pearla and diamonds.
Senorita Walker-Martinez wore a pale blue gown
and a hat of the same shade.
The diplomats who are spending their first season
in Washington are> Introducing various Innovations
in the way of vehtcles for calling. Baron and
Baroness Rosen, of Russia, have an Imposing eleo
tric brougham with a dark blue body and trim
mings of light blue, the coat of arms of the Rosens
being on the doors. The Mexican Ambassador's
carriage announces its approach by tinkling bells
attached to the harness.
NOTES OF SOCIETY IN WASHINGTON.
[From The Tribune Bureau.!
Washington. Dec. 1 —Mrs. A. A- Thomas, of New-
York, widow of General Thomas, has arrived In
Washington, and will spend the winter at Ston«
Representative Butler Ames, of Boston, has also
arrived at Stonelelgh Court for the season.
Mrs. Nicholas Fish, who has returned to Wash
ington for the winter, has issued Invitations for a
musical on December S.
Mr. and Mrs. James Pinchot are now at their
home, in Rhode Island-ava., for the winter. Their
son, Gifford Pinchot, is ln Colorado.
Miss Rose Isabel Greely, third daughter of Gen
eral and Mrs. Greely, was formally presented to
society at a large tea this afternoon at her parents'
home. The debutante, who stood alone with her
mother, is tall, slender and pretty. She wore a
gown of soft white mull and lace, and carried pink
roses. There were enough flowers sent to her to
surround her almost completely. Assisting Mrs.
Greely in the drawing room were Miss Newlands,
Miss Lucy Adee, Miss Sylvia Wilder. MJss Marca
Butler and Miss Perkins. Mrs. Pittman and Miss
Julia Lindsay assisted ln the tearoom.
Senator and Mrs. Levl Ankeny, of Washington,
have arrived here, and will make their home at
the Highlands white Congress is in session.
NEW- YORK SOCIETY.
Miss Sackville West, daughter of Lord Sackvllle,
formerly British Minister at Washington, who has
THE PRESIDENT RETURNS
Back from Two Days' Outing in
[From The Tribune Bureau. 1
Washington, Dec. I.— President and Mrs.
Roosevelt, with four of their children, who have
been enjoying a two days' outing at Mrs. Roose
velt's country place. Plain Dealing, in Albe
marle County, Virginia, returned to Washing
ton at 9:43 o'clock to-night. They occupied a
parlor car on the regular fast mail train from
New-Orleans over the Southern Railroad. The
President and his family entered their carriage,
which was in waiting, and were immediately
driven to the White House. There was a large
crowd at the station, and the President was cor
The party boarded the train at North Garden,
a little railroad station approximately ten miles
from Mrs. Roosevelt's country home. They ar
rived there about 5 o'clock, and waited fifteen
minutes for the train. The trip to Washington
was without special incident. Several Repre
sentatives on their way to attend the meeting of
Congress were on the train and the President
came from his drawing room and talked with
them for some time on public questions.
Dinner was served at Plain Dealing before
the party left there. The President showed
every evidence of having enjoyed the outing,
and walked briskly from the train through the
long railroad shed to his carriage.
To-morrow the President find Mrs. Roosevelt
will attend 'the Army and Navy football game
at Princeton, returning here at night.
PRESIDENT PLEASES ITALY'S KING.
Ambassador Mayor dcs Planches Transmits
Message to Victor Emmanuel.
Rome, Dec. I.— King Victor Emmanuel to-day re
■■• !ved in private audience Baron Mayor dcs
Planches, the Italian Ambassador to the United
Plates. The Ambassador communicated to the
King an oral message from President Roosevelt
Which pleased his majesty, who expressed great
admiration for Mr. Roosevelt as a man and as a
The Ambassador baa been aske^i to bo present at
the next meeting ot tho emigration committee,
which li.us already unanimously expressed approba
tion of the Ambassador's studies an-1 work in con
n« u..n with directing Italian emigration to the
& uthern States.
The Ambassador, who took a vacation because of
his health, will spend it partly in Rome ami partly
on the Riviera.
THE PRESIDENT TO AUSTRALIA.
Says Next to Own Nation He Is Interested
in the Island Continent.
Octavius C. Beale, president of the Allied Manu
facturers' Association of Australia, who recently
called on President Roosevelt at Washington, has
received the following message from the President
to the Australian pecple:
Next to my own nation I am interested in the
progress, success and safety of Australia, the great
democratic Island continent. Tell them I wish
them all good things. Open your doors to Immigra
tion. Beware of keeping your far north fmpty:
encourage an Influx there of Southern Europeans.
They will cultivate that rich country and become
good Australians. That is my message.
QUEEN ALEXANDRA'S BIRTHDAY.
London. Dec. I.— Queen Alexandra was sixty-one
years old to-day, and her birthday was celebrated
with the usual heartiness through the kingdom.
Congratulations from all parts poured In at Band
rinKham. where the Queen entertained all the chil
dren of the estate at tea, personally superintending
Among the passengers who will sail to-day for
Liverpool on the Lucania are:
Mr and Mn. Gaorga O. Otto Pchlff.
Blackwell. I Mr. and Mrs. Charles E.
Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Fox. | Stewart
Mrs. C. Toland Kennedy. ; Charles Lawrence.
Those who will sail to-day on the New- York for
H M. Asplnwall. Rna»ell Hewlett.
Thomas K. ('onKtlcn. Mr and Mrs. Hartow Johns.
Mrs. C. G. Dinsmore. :H. H. Mirer.
Passengers who will embark for London to-day
on the Minneapolis are:
David C Bellyeald. Mrs. H. L* Roy Talbot.
T. F. Harper. 'Mrs Robert Godfrey White
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Ross. W. I. Wtllia n*.
Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Slack. Mrs. Frank Tumlliuda.
Mr and Mrs. A. R. Stlne- Mi*s H. M Piaclnwy.
Travellers who arrived yesterday from Liverpool
on the Cedrlc were:
Lady Hart. Mr. and Mr». T. L» Waldrcn
Lady Victoria Murray. 1 Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Fan .in
Tennent Ronald*. I Graeme Harrison.
Mrs. O. Maokay. iM&icolm M. Jaraieion.
Mr. and Mrs. O«org« Cajn-iMr. and Mn. Rowland L*i*h.
•roa • •
been staying at Tuxedo with Mr. and Mrs. WewboM
Edgar, Is booked to sail for England on Wednea<]*»
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick G. Bourne wfll kt^l^
ian Neck Hall open throughout the winter.
Many debutantes will appear on the social hortaoß
to-day. Mrs. Richard William Buckley will giv, ,
reception this afternoon at her house, in Ea»» 7J4.
»t.. for the coming out of her daughter. Miss j^.
nette Buckley. It will be followed by a dinn», ,
theatre party and a supper. Miss Helen Aldrt^
the third daughter of Mrs. Spencer Aldrtch, wfl] j,,
presented to society at a dance to be given by
mother at her house, ln West 72d-st- Mrs. Edwin
Trowbridge Hall will introduce her daughter. lQa»
Cornelia Hall, at a reception this afternoon at her
house, in East 38th-st. Mrs. Birney Fellow^
jive a tea this afternoon at her house. In Wew
llth-st.. for the debut of her daughter, Mls« ju^
Fellowes. Mrs. Amos Morrlll has a reception sched
uled for this afternoon for the coming oat of her
daughter. Miss Els!e Morrill, at her house. In E»m
67th-st., and Mrs. William P. Hardenberrh will »i t0
glve a reception for her daughter. Mlsa 3*^
Hardenbergh, a granddaughter of the Late Beak,
mln Clark, at her bouse, in East 64th-sc
Joseph Jenkins Lee, the newly appointed ftrmiL
can Minister to Ecuador, will sail to-day for Mj
post, via Panama, where he was stationed for tw 0
years as consul general. He was one of the Preat.
dent's Rough Riders at Santiago, took part la gj»
Martin Conways Acre expedition, and. since hi
return to this country, six weeks ago, baa d1r14«4
his time between Needwood Forest, his pl*o» ijj
Maryland, and New- York, where he lived for bit.
era! years, and where he belongs to the Caiuae*
and several other clubs- While In the city, h« hat
been staying with his cousin, William IteHn. n
may be added that his promotion to the rank of
Minister to Ecuador comes to htm as & reward ft^
his good work at Panama, where, on one occajton,
by the exercise of a good deal of tact and Ingenuity
he succeeded ln sidetracking a military pronuwa&l
mento that If allowed to materialize would have
wrecked the new born republic-
Mrs. John Christopher Wilmerding and her mo.
Coster Wllmerdlng, have arrived ln town for tbe
winter, and axe at No. 19 West 31st-st.
Mrs. Yznaga Is staying with Mr. and Mrs. FM
erlck W. Vanderbilt at Hyde Park.
Prince Peter Troubetzkoy has arrived la New-
York from Italy.
Miss Carow, sister of Mrs. Roosevelt, has arrived
In town from the White House at Washington for
a short stay.
Mr. and Mrs. Kiliaen Van Rensselaer. jr.. whnee
wedding trip was cut phort by the death of KJliaen
Van Rensselaer. sr.. have an apartment at Xo. 1.98
Madison-aye. for the winter.
William Earle Dodge, whose marriage to Miss
Jessie Sloane is set for December 18, will give his
farewell bachelor dinner next Friday night at Del
Miss Agnes G. Landon. daughter of Mr=. Henry
H. Landon, will make her debut at a luncheon at
Sherry's on Monday, December 4.
THE PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY.
Mr. Victor Herbert w^s the conductor of th* ,s«C
ond public rehearsal of the Philharmonic Society
in Carnegie Hail yesterday afternoon, and M. Raoul
Pugno the solo performer. Old acquaintances both:
and the programme was made up wholly of old ac
quaintances — Dvorak's Ame Iran Symphony. Grieg's
pianoforte concerto, the theme and variations from
Schubert's posthumous quartet in D minor, and
Liszt's symphonic poem "Les Preludes." Yet
everything was welcome. Mr. Herbert is obviously
honestly In sympathy with Dvorak's symphony
He feels its spirit better than all of the conduc
tors who have read i' for Da except Mr. S«l«il. to
whom fell the honor of reading it first while the
cornpos<?r was among us. Mr. Thomas. iXr. Past
and Mr. Gericke have produced it. and i:: very in
stance there was occasion to wonder at the mis
conception of some of its moods which ought to be
plain to every one familiar with the music which
causes the American heart to beat synchronously
with Its pulses. In strong contrast with most of
the visiting conductors. Mr. Herbert made no effort
to force the mere muscularity of the gigantic Phil
harmonic band upon the attention of the audience.
Instead he seemed chiefly desirous to show Its
euphony as well as its virility, and in that he suc
ceeded most admirably. He challenged th*> ad
miration of an audience that knew the music an.l
won a fine guerdon of praise. M. Pugno played
the concerto spiritedly, if not always with lucidity,
and its juxtaposition with the symphony brought
to notice the singular resemblance between the
principal theme of thr first movement of the con
certo and the principal theme of the last move
ment of the symphony. When M. Pugno began,
despite the change of key. it sounder', like a con
tinuation of Dvorak's music: yet the Bohemian had
no large opinion of the Norwegian, at least not of
hi? latter day compositions.
AT THE OPERA.
"Hansel und Orote!" had its first repetition «
the Metropolitan Opera House last night. Ther*
wns no change in the cast from that Of last Satur
day, but a considerable change in the matter of
acceleration of tempi, from which the deliehtfni
work benefited. Nothing about the represent***
however, was more gratifying than the f-nthusiasm
with which the charming work was received.
H. B. K.
MME. GADSKI IN BROOKLYN.
At the Baptist Temple in Brooklyn last "'£ the
Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sctem • 9 beran Its
musical season with a concert by Mine. Gadsb
and Ellison Van Hoose. and after the concert *
new custom was launched, that of Inviting the an
dieme to mcc the artists In the chapel. Previous
to this nmi?bl<- function the large andlenCT last
evening came to know Mme. Gadski most pleasant
ly through her songs. She sang several German
lieder. including two by Franz, one of mem incom
parably tender and poignant. "Aus Melnen Gross*"
Schmerwn"; a Kroup of modern songs, chiefly ta
English, and three songs of Richard \Va~ n«r. SIX
also sang with Miss Van Hoose duos from "Car
men" and "Tannhauser." Mr. .an Hoose was ■*
so happy as she in the choice of sor.gs for hi*
part of the programme, but he shared in the lib
MGR. CAVALLARI TO BE CARDINAL
Rome. Dec. I.— The Pope has expressed i ■■* lnten '
tlon to create Monslgnor Cava'.lari. the HatriarO
of Venice, a Cardinal, out his nomination w' ll ■*
be published until a later eonsi>
MIL JEROME AND THE JUDGES.
"NAMES. MR. JEROME. NAMES.*"
From The N>w-York "World.
Mr. Jerome must give the names of the W^*
Judges whom he has publicly but anonymously^
nounced. These names are not. as he *!>'*• ■"
open secret." .
He has made, very Krave charges against ,j2
bench of this county— which if su3ta»^
warrant im preachment. Granting that tner "
some truth in what he says, the fact remains Jg
his wholesale Indefinite denunciation of the "»*
bench of the Ist District was demoralizing ana ■£
Justifiable. He Is destroying public confluence
tho Judiciary without mentioning either tna *r
dflc offences or the specific offenders. — n
Mr. Jerome's popularity is very great. His w»
carry weight. For th^so reasons, if for no 0V"T t
he must be definite In his charges. He has ; no rw^
to frame a blanket indictment against the »£„
bench and i*\*vf> to popular suspicion the D "£jjjjS
of guessing the offences and the offenders. \ ytc £
Mr. Jerome learns to weigh his words ana <■■ .
his passion for Intemperate speech he c an Y° r
pect to retain the confidence of the comrnunujv^,
Mr. Jerome should either name the - lu v : li^* I Jlh or
practices make them unfit to sit upon tne Dew
he should retract his charges.
JUDGE PARKER'S STATEMENT.
From The Evening Mail. .».-*;
By virtue of his long experience and & 1 * £.*%Bd
position, nobody can speak of the rhar *£, lC h $»
competence of the local Judiciary with as nju>- o
thority as Alton B. Parker Every d^uld *•
theirs in the last fourteen years which cc^j^.
called In Question has come before him 4 °rjTta» d *
He has -onslder.H thlr courses, not rron L., diafl*
' ••>! it of ■ proeweutfos "filter or an artar in
» taker ;it .1 "boaa hastta»" bmuiuet. njj , Par**!
:ear i.tmos»hert of his high trust. JU<J /h]Jw«»«
may bo c?uii mistaken, but in this m i/itaarrt 1 *
mutt carry further than Mr Jerome a, » 'Lh^ t«
at all. It is morally Impossible for tfl« J r, sB flty
content himself with the remark that tarn •"*
of the unfit Justices Is "an open «ecr*V