FALLING ROOF KILLS MAN
Three Workmen Seriously and
Four Slightly Hurt in Newark.
MACHINERY HALL IN RUINS
Owners Were Transforming- Old
Exposition Building Into
Old Machinery Hall, for forty years the
Jlafiison Square Garden of Newark, took
rrve-f* yesterday for its transformation
j-to 3. variety theatre by letting it? ancient
j-ocf crash ■"•"-■ upon the workmen • •■-
paged within its gaudy new • walls.- The
es vy dome, which pulled the rest of the
pggf with it. hurled John Klodrijr. a cement
jntrer. forty-two years old. of No. X Uv
■ iifihn street, up against the right wall of
,v, - ;;r.c and crushed his head in. killing
Jin instantly. John Crooks, of No. 77 3d
jtrert; John Lafferty, of No. ■ Edwin
P'.sce, and Stephen Grimes, of No. 335 Mar
jr»t srs^et. were extricated from the ruins
ft) Injured that they were pent to hospital".
It tras thought at first that I^afferty. who
r er ed from a broker. leg. a dislocated
glHHilflrr and a sprained ankle, had been
jnjnre<s Internally and couldn't live, and
ttf report spread that two had been killed
ty tie collapse and a number buried in the
4*etri! whose fate was problematical. Po.
Her Captain M J. Ryan, of the let Pr*>
<ftjrt. wa? on the job in an instant, and
pgg in a call for the Fire- Department.
f£e Bremen ricked the mass of timbers
»--; girders over with experienced hand?
*--*■ feend only th" body of Klodrl the
three badly injured men and Henry Pierce,
t Wi< Devanagh. Louis Turtle and John
TT-s-:«5. "who were only slightly hurt and
went home after the ambulance surpreons
J:«d dressed their abrasions and bruises.
A careful canvass among th« sixty or
f*>-erty workmen employed in the building
showed that all had been accounted
<or. LaSTerty and Crooks, the latter of
T-hcm Fustalned a broken wrist and broken
jib. were taken to the City Hospital, and
GrlrneF. with severe contusions, was sent
To St. Barnaba^'s Hospital. The excitement
sf all over by 5 o'clock, an hour after the
Machinery Hall, oxtendinp from No. M
tr> 331 Washington street, near Court, was
erected in ISTT for a series of industrial ex
jrr-r-tior.s. in which the manufacturers of
Newark displayed their products, and es
pecially their machinery, in peril 1 Gen
eral Grant attended the Ore* fair, in his
eapadty a? President of the United States,
end on succeeding occasion? Horace Gree-
J«v. James G. Blalne. Senator Bayard and
ether public men of the day delivered ad
It became a favorite place for political
BB«etkV during Presidential campaigns.
m-n«»n 1 hall was needed large enousrh to
fccuse an audience desirous of liearin? a
Fr*si<Jer.t'.a] candidate, and Bar the six-day
•walking matches of a bygone period Later
ftill it was used as an ice-skatinc: rink, but
for several years it had languished in bar
Recently William Lehman. Joseph I*.
jvjbieman -rid Bernard Straus, its owners,
decided --. make a theatre out of the old
■barracks. The method of renovation d*
cided upon -was to prop up the roof, build
r*-«- walls under It and then let it down
rpon them, supported by new steel girders.
All this had been done, and plasterers
end carpenters were at work on the finish
ing touches at the time of yesterday'? catas
Captain Ryan said thai many of the
•workmen had criticised The sienderness of
the Fteel girders supporting the roof and
had predicted a collapse. William T.
O'Rourke. Dr. McKenrie. countj' physician,
ar.c the detectives of Prosecutor Mott'B
office are all engaged in separate Investiga
tions to fix the blame.
WILSON INAUGURAL BALL OFF.
Trenton, II I • D«c._2?^-There will be no
Inaugural ball on the occasion of the in
duction into oSce of Governor-elect Wil
son. After a conference between Adjutant
General Sadler and Colonel Dungan. who
had been authorized by Governor Fort to
proceed -with the arrangements for the ball.
the fact thai the ball was off was made
"teT-mrp.. It was to have been given under
The auspices of the officers of the 26 Begi
>--. but so many difficulties presented
ti-.*r'.«el' that the phoject was given up.
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from dealers, we supply direct.
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IMMIGRANTS FIRST TASTE OF CHRISTMAS IX AMERICA.
WOMAN DANGLES IN AIR |
Patrolman Hauls Her Back to
— New in Bellevue.
Patrolman Frederick McGrath. of th* 3 ■
West 65th street station, prevented the at- •
tempt of Mrs. William Bronson last night I
to jump from the third story window of
her home, No. M West 65th street.
Brons-on reported to the police that his
wife had been acting strangely, and said i
he feared she had gone insane. McGrath j
was sent to investigate. He found Mr? j
Bronson at her home, and was about to
speak to her, when she suddenly ran to the
window and jumped. McGrath was just in]
time to catch her by the wrist, her body
dangling in the air below the window.
Mrs. Bronson kicked and struggled to
make the patrolman let go his hold. He
called to Bronson to help him. But Bron
boo stood in a corner of the room terror- I
stricken. Meantime Mr?. Bronson had:
dragged McGrath half way over the sill.
He realized he would have to make a de- J
termined effort, braced himself as best he
could, and becan to pull. It was slow
work, but finally McGrath drew her up far
enough to permit him to get his hands
under her arms. Then he dragged h«r into ■
the - room. ?. ;
An ambulance was summoned, and Dr.
Reed, at Flower Hospital, responded. After
an examination the physician sent Mrs.
Bronson to Bellewe for observation.
HELD FOR SHOOTING NIECE
Fifteen-Year-Old Boy Arrested
After Girl Accused Mother.
Charged with shooting his four-year-old
niece, Victoria Casero, of No. 27 Catharine
street, Giro Chajrgino, fifteen years old, of
No. » Jame? street, was locked up En the
Madison street station last night. The po
lice say he confessed to The shooting-, but
declared it was accidental.
For a long time the detectives were puz
zled "by tEe case. Early in the evening the
little girl -was taken to Gouverneur Hospi
tal, where she told Dr. Potter that her
mother shot her in the abdomen. The par
ents, on the other band, said the girl was
shot by a three-year-old brother. Lucerne,
while he was standing on a chair beside a
A revolver was taken to the station, but
Lieutenant Scohel thought it had not been
fired recently Detective Sullivan soon re
turned -with another revolver which he said
he had found under a mattress in the Ca
gero home. According to the police, the
prisoner said the story of theMittie boys
shooting his e;?ter was invented by Mrs.
Casern and their sister. Anna Chaggino, to
divert suspicion from him
MAY SAVE MILLION FOR CITY |
Corporation Counsel Contends Interest i
Isn't Payable on Grade Awards.
If the argument of the Corporation CfaWii j
se-l before Joettee Page yesterday prevails |
in the ease ai issue it w!J! save the city
something like SLMMM in interest in the
payment of awards for the abolition of .
grades, the case was that of the Central I
Trust Company, a? U—tet of Jason Rog- j
era, which asked for a writ of mandamus
to direct Controller Prendergast to pay
ItfgMß, the amount of an award made in
1303. and interest from that time.
The Corporation Counsel argued that the
amendment by the last Legislature to the
highway law providing for the payment
of Interest did not apply to cities, but only
to railroad grudes in the country. He said
that in tne city the matter was determined
by special statute.
The plaintiff said that the interest should
date from the time of the physical change
of tr.e grade, and the Corporation Counsel
maintained that not in any case should the
interest begin until the report -was finally
There are now about three hundred simi
"lar cases pending, and it will depend on
the Interpretation of the new amendment
to the highway law whether the city will
have to pay out the money demanded.
TIME WORTH 810 A MINUTE
I Lawyer Forcibly Detained in Office
Gets Damages of $100.
! The Improved Property Holding Company
will have to pay at the rate of $10 a min
ute for the confinement of Samuel C. Her
riman, ■ lawyer, in on© of the office? of
the company* building, at Fifth avenue
and 27th street.
A manicure who had an office in the
building wa? in arrears for rent, and the
owner? of the property would not permit
her to remove her office effects until she
paid She appealed to Herrlnian, who un
at? £«S Raffia 's^w
2? SB damages and or a verdict for
two- • -
STOLE SHOES TO ETJY FOOD
Prisoner's Story Is Confirmed and Sen
. Among several, prisoners on whom sen-;
t 4c7wa* suspended yesterday by Judge
Cram in General Sessions .W Michael
Been, twenty-five year* old. of No. OS Ros»
Bt reet, Brooklyn. 'Seek beaded guilt^to
ban d wa<= <«* «*Sgg were Slip
band was *>«« ?g£* wer" destitute. The
frlS^n^c^^in^U^A the case
confirmed her story- , j__
BURNED AS PARENTS BUY GIFTS
n<-<- t «?-No Christmas
Avant, will 'be **--' up in Frank M.
stocKlng? ..i be hung up two children
,,,■= immm tW. J£«r a "i Raymond, ag^d
NEW;-ft*RK DAILY TRIBUNE. SATURDAY. DECEMBER 24, 1910.
DISTRIBUTING GIFTS TO CHILDREN AT ELLIS ISLAND YES
HELD LUSITANIAJWO HOURS
Man Whose Illness Caused Delay-
Dies — Mail Breaks Record.
The Cunard liner Lusitania. which ar
rived here yesterday from Liverpool, was
detained two hours at Quarantine while a
rigid examination was made of the steer
Dr. Pointon. the ship's surgeon, reported
to Or. Doty that he had on board a steer
age passenger named Hillman who was
suffering from typhoid pneumonia. The
presence of this disease caused the un
usually long examination. The patient was
too weak to be removed from the ships
hospital, snd was permitted to remain on
board. Just as the liner was warping into
her pier he died.
Among the cabin passengers was Travers
Humphreys, one of the crown's counsel
who was in charge of the prosecution of
Dr. Crippen. He said he came here on his
way to Kingston. Jamaica, where he will
be retained to defend m young man charged
with murder. Mr. Humphreys will sail for
Kr& Golding Bright, the novelist, came
, over to attend the rehearsals of her play,
"The Backsliders." in whl'h Margaret
Anglin will appear, under the management
of Liebler & Co.
Among the other passengers -were Ru
dolph Forget, the Canadian capitalist: Miss
Vesta Victoria, the singer: Benjamin S.
Guinness Ny» Chart, the actor: Albert
Hal=tead. American Consul General at
Birmingham, and Major H. Maitland Ker
The Lusitania brought over 5.165 sacks ol
mail The American liner St. Louis, which
arrived yesterday from Southampton.
brought over 5.632 sacks, the largest mail
[consignment eve.r brought to this port m
I one vessel.
WFECKED ON HONEYMOON TRIP
Skipper and Bride Started Up Coast,
but Finally Landed in England.
Robert W. Rickson, master of the |
wrecked American schooner Cox & Green.,
arrived here from Southampton yesterday. ,
accompanied by his bride, on the American
liner St. Louis was married in Septem- ]
Captain Rickson was married in Septem
be- and with his bride and six men left
Baltimore on the Cox & Green, with coal
for Boston, on November 14. He encount
ered bad weather, and on November .13
ran into a stiff northeaster south of Nan
tucket that battered the schooner mo a
hulk. The seams opened, the cargo shifted
and the vessel filled rapidly.
Mrs Rickson took her turn at the pumps
to' help the exhausted crew. On November
Kits? - W&M
Sun wire battered, but Captain Rickson
managed to get through the heavy seas
in I power boat he carried on the deck of
the schooner. The Sun took th* rescued
folk to Portland. England. Later tne>
went to Southampton, where they boarded
the St. Louis.
i COURT, CUTS WHEELER ALIMONY.
vim of $10,000 a year awarded by the
Supreme Court to Mrs. Claudia T. Wheeler,
who is suing her husband. Albert G.
Wh»eler jr.. for a separation, was reduced
yesterday to $6.00*. Mrs. Wheeler Bald her
husband, who is a member of the Stock
Exchange and a member of the firm of*
B Russell & Co.. had an income of SUM»
. vM r Wheeler who belongs to the t mon
ing account of $15, "0" a year.
TO ORGANIZE LYCEUM CLUB HERE.
Mrs Adelaide Johnson, the sculptor, who
has a studio in Rome, came here yesterday
on 'he American liner St. Louis from South
ampton to organize in this city a branch of
the Lyceum Club of Paris. Mrs. Johnson
«aid i hat the club had branches in Berlin.
Rome and Florence and that the members
were women employed in the arts and pro
£*s?ons Although she is an enthusiastic
«?~*Tra«tte Mrs. Johnson said that the
cauce of votes for women would not be
embodied in the rules and bylaws of the
Lyceum Club in this city.
CHRISTMAS AT THE THEATRES.
Little folk at the Hippodrome are to
have a Christmas tree all their own be
hind the scenes to-day, and R. H. Burnside,
stag- • director, will be the Santa Claus.
Each «-hiH will get. a box of. "candy, an
orange, an apple, «■ game and a picture
The juvenile players in "The Blue Bird
company [will also hay- Christmas fes
tivities between the afternoon and evening
performances. Father Time .Robert Cum
mings) .will bo the Santa Clsus and Light
,Mi«" Margaret Wychariy), Fairy Eerylune
Miss U»«*«« Closser Hale.. Fire. Water
•aid the other characters in Maeterlinck's
fairy play win distribute the gifts from a
Wonderfully lighted.- and heavily laden
ELLIS ISLAND CELEBRATES
Fifteen Hundred Immigrants See
How Christmas Is Observed.
■Fifteen hundred persons, gathered to
gether from all corners of the earth, shout
ed approval in at least fifteen different
languages in the main dining room of the
EH is Island building yesterday afternoon
while the Christmas celebration was going
on The immigrants watched for the first
time the manner in which Americans ob
serve their Christmas. Much of what they
saw was strar.ee to them, but they were
enthusiastic with it all.
They listened silently when addresses
were being delivered in other languages
than their own. and they made the room
echo when they understood the speaker
The battery of cameras discharged at them
half a dozen different times and the flash
lights that illuminated them aroused their
admiration. There were loud cric-s for more.
Before fhe numerous gifts were distrib
uted there was a service, in which all the
island missionary? took part. The Rev.
Thomas McCandiess. of the Episcopal City
Mission, welcomed the immigrants. Then
the Rev. Axel B. Lilja gave an address in
Scandinavian He said he hoped they would
all be allowed to land and see what a fine
country if is they have come to. The Key.
Paul Laud spoke in German, reassuring
the Immigrants and telling them they need
not be anxious because they are being de
tained. Addresses were also given in Po
lish and Italian.
While the fifteen hundred were being en
tertained, thirty of their less fortunate
comrades were being lined up and marched
away to the immigration barges. They
wfl] be put aboard the steamers Russia and
Baltic and deported this morning.
MONDAY LEGALLY CHRISTMAS
Rhode Island Supreme Court Decides
Saloons Must Close Then.
Providence. Dec. 23— Monday. December
26. is legally Christmas Day in Rhode Isl
and, according to a decision handed down
to-day by the full bench of the Supreme
Court. The court was asked to decide the
question by Governor Pothier. on the pro
test of the Woonsocket saJoonkeepers that,
according to law. they could not be ordered
to close on Monday. The statute provides
that all saloons shall close on Christmas
Day. and the dealers declared that Monday
was not Christmas Day.
CHRISTMAS TWINS CELEBRATE
Samuel and William Muncie, of Baby
lon, L. 1.. Are 92 Years Old.
Samuel and William Muncie. the famous
Christmas twins of Babylon. Long Island
will celebrate their ninety-second birthday
at their home there to-morrow, surrounded
by their children, grandchildren and great
grandchildren. Both Samuel and William
are enjoying excellent health, and look so
much alike that even some of their rela
tives find it difficult to distinguish one from
Both are members of the First Baptist
Church, of Babylon, and they will begin
their birthday celebration by attending- the
special Christmas service there to-morrow
morning. They intend to walk to and from
the church, as has been their custom each
Sunday for many years, although their
home is more than a mile away.
The Muncies are believed to be the oldest
tv ins in the United States. They are famed
throughout New York State for their re
markable resemblance to each other, their
age. their mental and physical activity and
their strict prohibition views. Both believe
that they owe their long life and excellent
health to the fact that neither ha? ever
t2Sted an intoxicant
SANTA FOR MANY CHILDREN.
The builders of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel
wrote to Borough President MeAneny yes
terday asking how they could express
their, appreciation .of the courtesies ex
tended to them by the borough authorities
during the construction of the building.
President MeAneny informed the builders
that the city officials and their subordi
nates did no more than they, were paid
to do and could accept no presents. He
suggested, however, that if the builders
felt they should express their gratitude in
some substantial ■ way they might turn
their attention to the Children's Aid So
ciety- Accordingly, each of the five homes
under the auspices of the society will get
one hundred baskets containing toys and
other things dear to the hearts of hoys
and girls. " ! •
DOWN TOWN CLUS NEEDS ROOM.
The Down Town - Association obtained
permission yesterday from Justice Amend
to take a new mortgage of '$233,000 on its
clubhouse. : at . Nos. 60 and. 6" Pine street.
The present mortgage ion me property
amounts to 5150.C00, making t the increase
Jfin.OOrt. The money Is to be used in building
an addition. /The association owes on
notes $30,000, and for supplies an.l labor
'CHANGE CHRISTMAS RIOT
Brokers' Band "Renders? Things
While Spirits Bubble Over.
SANTA HANDS OUT HOBBIES
Business Mislaid as High Jinks
Get Under Way Employes'
. Purse Filled to Brim.
Christmas was celebrated on the . Sew
York Stock Exchange yesterday with an
enthusiasm that has not been seen there in
years. This despite the fact that it has
been a dull year in the stock market, and
very few of the' traders have made as
much money as usual. It was an old
time jollification, in which fun ran riot and
formality was thrown to the winds.
According to the programme, the cele
bration was to begin at 3 o'clock, when
the stroke of the gong announcing the
close of the market was to be the signal
for the ••millionaire band" of bulls and
bears, told about in yesterday's Tribune,
to march on the floor, headed by Charles
E. Knoblauch as bandmaster and escorted
by a "traffic squad" of brokers mounted on
hobby horses. The bubbling spirits of some
of the brokers, however, would not let them
wait for the -set programme to begin. Con
fetti throwing began early, and about 2
o'clock half a dozen footballs were thrown
on the floor at once and a hurdy-gurdy
was wheeled in from the street by two
brokers,- who proceeded to grind out of it
more or less tuneful melodies.
Band "Rendered"' Selections.
' There was very little trading after that,
and when the gong finally sounded the
end of the session the Christmas spirit
j among the members was already rampant.
The band, led by Knoblauch attired in an
i Old Guard uniform, marched on the floor
I playing nobody knows what, but making
■ plenty of noise. Every member of the
! band had on a different colored uniform.
and . their appearance was greeted with a
thunder of applause from visitors in the
galleries and the members on the floor.
The band, with its escort, marched three
times around the big room playing any old
! tune that struck the bandmaster's fancy
and then took its stand on the bond plat
form, on the east side of the floor, where it
continued to render selections for the rest
of the afternoon, with occasional stops for
breath. The band made a hit with the
audience, and its performance was received
with far greater enthusiasm than ever
greeted the 7th Regiment Band in the years
when it furnished the music for the Stock
Exchange Christmas entertainments. As
a final selection Knoblauch, pointing with
his baton toward the corner of Wall and
Broad , streets, announced that the band
would play 'I Don't Care . If He Never
Comes Back." and play it they did with
While the band was in full action Santa
Clans, in the person of W. C. Van Ant
werp, appeared on the floor with a huge
pack on his back filled with gifts for all
the members of the exchange who have
a hobby, and this seemed to include about
all the active floor members. Each gift
bore a tag on which was written the
name of the broker for whom it was in
tended, and as he read the tags Santa
Claus called out the names through a
megaphone. Some of the brokers who
were of a modest and retiring disposition
and did not like to see their hobbies pub
licly exposed tried to escape when they
heard their names called, but they were
promptly seized by some of their fellow
brokers and dragged before Santa, who
handed them the gift, with a few appropri
Some Presents from Santa.
The first name called was that of Ran
som H. Thomas, president of the ex
change. Mr. Thomas, who is something of
a cattle fancier, received a Noah's Ark
full of cows, horses and sheep and also a
Other well known, brokers who received
what their fellow members considered ap
propriate gifts were: J. Hegeman Foster, a
piece of bear meat. Mr. Foster, needless to
say. is a consistent bear. James A. Tay
lor, a doll baby. Mr. Taylor has a large
family. Edward Wasserman. a piece of
rare pottery. Bernard M Baruch. a toy
automobile, with four extra tires. Mr
Baruch has recently purchased a tire com
pany. O I. Brand, a brand new wig. He
already had an old one Walter C. Taylor,
a train of cars Mr. Taylor has been a
heavy trader in railroad stocks recently.
Sailing W. Baruch. a little china hand.
Mr. Baruch always has the 'glad hand"
f or everybody, his friends say. And so it
went until Santa? pack was exhausted.
In the meantime the brokers who were
not busy receiving gifts were indulging in
all kinds of "high jinks" on different parts
of the floor, and the shouts and the sing
ing almost drowned out the band, some of
the members of which were almost on the
verge of collapse from their exertions.
The employes of the Stock Exchange
were not forgotten in the general celebration,
and while the Christmas fund subscribed
by the members fell far below last year's
collection of $11.0<V». enough was drawn
from the surplus fund of the exchange to
make up the difference, and the total dis
tributed was therefore the same as a year
Smallest Business Day of Year.
Owinc to the amount of skylarking that
went on before the market closed trading
was almost at a standstill on the exchange
yesterday, the total transactions being only
E»,260 shares, which was the smallest full
days business of the year. Only eighty
five issues were dealt in during the session,
about half the usual number.
The other Wall Street exchanges did not
make any particular effort at celebrating
yesterday. On the Consolidated Stock Ex
change nnd the Cotton Exchange the mem
bers confined their fun to horse play and
confetti throwing. The employes of these
two insmunor.s were well taken care of.
however. The Christmas fund on the Con
solidated Exchange amounted to about
$3 onn while the cotton brokers, who have
had a prosperous year, raised more than
$4<>X> which was the largest Christmas
fund in the history of the institution. Both
these funds were distributed among the
employes after the close of business.
The Produce Exchange will hold its cele
bration on Ne-n Years eve. when it will
entertain the poor children of the district
with a circus performance on the floor and
distribute baskets filled with toys and
candy among them, according to its cus
tom of the last tew yeara
More Christmas Bonuses.
In addition to the Christmas bonus dis
tributions already reported in The Tribune,
the Bankers' Trust Company announced
yesterday that each of its employes got a
bonus of 10 per cent of the amount of the
year's salary, and the Chase National
Bank, the Bank of Commerce, the Guar
anty ' Trust Company and the Peoples
Bank made their usual Christmas distri
butions to their employes.
The employes of most of the big banks
and trust companies and of some of the
large industrial companies have received
bonuses quite up to the average of former
years, but the employes of the various
brokerage houses have had to be content
with very little this Christmas, owing to
the long continued dulness in the stock
MR. DUNN DISTRIBUTES GOLD.
Albany, Dec. 23.— State Treasurer Dunn
to-day, in the role of Santa Claus. dis
tributed fcOO in gold to the employes of his
office and to the elevator men in the Capi
tol. Each attache of the State Treasurer's
office received $20 and each elevator man a
$?, gold piece.
JOY FOR CRIPPLED TOTS
Even Morris, Who Thought San
ta Had Forgotten, Made Happy.
Little Morris Story thought that the bot
tom, had dropped out of . everything. Mor
ris, out of t^-n hundred " little crippled
children at the Hospital for the Ruptured
arid Crippled. ' at Lexington avenue and
42d street, was the only one who didn't get
a Christmas present when Santa Clans
caled there at . 4:20 o'clock yesterday
afternon. Morris didn't cry. The catas
trophe was too great and Incomprehensible
for tears. He; Just looked around on the
one hundred and ninety-nine little crippled
ones who were beating drums and tooting
horns and hugging dolls and listening '•">
the ticking of brand new watches, and
wondered. with a grieved, puzzled look,
how such a merry," noisy world could for
get a poor little boy like him. •■
But.it didn't forget him long-. For a
white coated interne caught, him up. and
a dozen voices called. "Why. Morris hasn't
anything:" and Miss Ella ' Murdock. the
superintendent of ••- nurses, said, "Why,
sweetheart, didn't you tell us what you
Morris promptly had his arms filled, and
if his mind were sufficiently formed for
reflection he certainly would have re
flected that it was a good thing he hadn't
asked for anything, for he never would
have had the cheek to ask for so much.
Santa Claus didn't exactly come, as the
children fancied he might, in the aeroplane
which John Oakley, the hospital elec
trician, and Alexander Grant have been
working on for th* last two weeks, but it
was just the same as if he had. for when
the children were assembled in the big
room at the top of the building there was
the aeroplane, brilliantly lighted, dangling
on invisible wires from the ceiling above
the tree, and when the curtain rose upon
the little stage nearby there was Santa
Clans. A cantata was woven about Santa's
appearance, ana th» children were the per
formers. And though some of them had
to be lifted to the stage by careful nurses,
and some came on little thumping crutches,
and some curly ' heads were held up by
metal braces, they didn't dream how
pathetic they were,, but sang and acted,
and even danced with the greatest joy.
Two performers who brought down the
house were Peter Selback and John Hann!
gan. Dressed most realistically in ragged
overalls, they took the part of homeless
waifs. Life has saddled both Peter and
John with a sad little limp, but they sang
a duet beginning "There's a chance for
you. there's a chance for me." with such
broad and cheerful grins that it was cvi- ,
dent they meant it.
Dr. Virgil P. Gibnev. the surgeon in
chief, presided, and Oliver H. Bartine. su
perintendent of the hospital: Miss Jeaneff*
Chapman, principal of the hospital school.
Miss Murdock and numbers of nurses
looked after th^ children, captain James
Sherlock, of Hook and Ladder Company 2.
was there to see that the tree and the
aeroplane didn't catch fire.
There were really three trees, the big
one in the centre of the room and two
smaller ones on either side of the door,
and all of them were trimmed by Mrs. Ed
ward G. Roach. Package? were heape-1
around the big tree, and as soon as the
cantata was finished and Elmira F. Gro
gon. in fluffy pink skirts which almost hid
her crutch, had read an address of thanks
to all who had made the Christmas tree
possible, the nurses hastened to put the
packages in the arms that were held our
to them from the little wheeled chairs and
stretchers and rows of low chairs.
The children had been invited to choose
their presents, and for days Mr. Bartine
has haunted the shops with lists something
Use this: 'Fourteen drums, two child's
trunks, three dolls, one with pink dress,"
etc.. in his pocket; and even* child got
what he or she wanted— even, in the end.
small Morris Story.
CHILDREN SHAKE BIG TREE
Christmas Joy in Nursery and
Hospital Shaken by Explosion.
Despite the fact that the front windows
of Nursery and Child's Hospital No. 2S.
Lexington avenue and 51st street, were
shattered and the furniture damaged by
the explosion at the Grand Central terminal
yards, a block away, sufficient peace and
quiet had been restored in five days to
make the Christmas tree yesterday after
noon a happy occasion. Everybody was
merry, except Eddie Carroll, who was
weary with sleep, and when persuaded to
lift his drooping head from his brown linen
bosom, dragged his four-year-old body
wearily through the drills. Christ-mas
trees are very fine things, but Eddie's true
cream was of an iron cot, with clean sheets
and warm blankets.
However, Leo Weisbaeh. Evelyn Benson.
Gertie Moses. Harold Lyman. Herman
Wulich. Annie Gold. Irene Johnson and
some forty other small pieces cf humanity
were full of the joy of liv:ng. and when
teacher a^ked: Are we ready ro greet our
friends V all the voices piped "Yes!" in
All the littlest children In the nursery,
except six Christmas presents who began
arriving about 3 o'clock yesterday morning
and kept the doctor busy until dinner time.
were in attendance on the glittering tree,
distributing presents they I:ad mad" IH
"The children were not frightened by
Holiday Gifts -
Our stores are Expositions of Usefut ana Practical Gifts
New Crop Teas in Fancy Packages
We invite particular attention to our
Where we are offering the Latest Novelties of the Best
Perfumers of the world— displayed in most Beautiful
and Artistic Packings— so appreciated as CHRISTMAS
GIFTS by people of culture and discrimination.
We also would appreciate your inspection
of .\oveltia at our Candy Counters
PARK & TILFORD
Fifth Avenue and Twenty-sixth Street And Branches
Deliveries out of town by frtigkt end tsprtu
The Musical Success of the Season !
BRAHMS Selected Piano Compositions
Edited by RAFAEL JOSEFFY (with a Preface by JAMES HUNEKER)
FROM THE PREFACE ■
The Brahms piano music bids fair to outlast more ambitious musical
monument? The drums, trampllngs and conquests of the music-drama and iyra
nhonlc tone-poem" cunningly extolled of the hour may pass and perish, while th«
eloquent small voice of these pieces -will sound as long as there <■ - souls '•- inter
pret them."— James Huneker. /"■
GRIEG EDVARD Piano Lyrics and Shorter Compositions—
Edited by Bfrtha Feinng Tarp-r
STRAUSS, RICHARD— Forty Songs. High Voice. Low Voice—
Edited by Tames Hunekrr
SONGS FROM THE OPERAS FOR TENOR- Edited by H E. K-ehbiei
PHe**, p>-*tpaul : Paper, t:.v>. ,•.'.-./.'>. j,;t, t
CHAS. H. DITSON & CO., 8-10-12 East 34th Street, N. Y.
The smoker who has to
buy his own cigars on
Christinas Day does not
believe in Santa Claus.
Your friend the smoker
depends on somebody
— perhaps it's you.
The rearest United
Cigar Store is where
he'd go — beat him to it.
the explosion, but we suffered much dam
age ■■-< our equipment.'* -.:•'. one of th«
teachers yesterday afternoon. Hy^i
TAFT MAKES MANY GIFTS
His Arduous Task of Christmas
Washington. Dec. 23.— P-»«!d»nr Tart' fin
ished his Christmas shopping to-day, i Mat
ters of state made the President one of
the tardy shopper?. Altogether he has 4*
voted three af-eno<-r>« •■ the task, which
was not a small on* by an means. Yes
terday Captain Butt, the President's aid.
carried thirty-9ve ■-■* Mr. Taff * cards with
him, but they were •xhauste/l before th*
President was willing to Irave • •-•> holi
day counter?, and -!-.«■ captain had to rnaka
a hurried trip •-■--- White Hous* in an
automobile for more cards to gr> with r *<*
Mr Taft believes more in th» sentiment
of Christmas giving than in the Intrinsic
value of th» gifts. As a consequence; '"•
does not confine himself to a small coterie
of relatives and *r?er. - and bis *"?•- meant
up into the hundreds.
The President Is fond of giving book*,
and much of hl<» shopping time has b««n
spent in rummaging over the shelves 'of
the booksellers. In every book he gives. h«
writes a suitable sentiment on the flyleaf,
thus giving th« volume a personal valu*.
The President :- also fond of giving trin
kets of jewelry, and always makes his own
selections. When he starts on a trip M
the shops he goes like any •■ - •«r holiday
buyer, armed with a lor? '■■»• of names
and probable purchases.
Outside of the large circle of relatives
and friends the President gives presents
to the White House clerks. To -'-• -----
Secret Service men who are assigned to
look after his welfare the President always
gives a persona! remembrance.
CHRISTMAS AT THE "ZOO"
Contracts for Beef Awarded at
The carnivorous Inmates of the Central
Park menagerie will receive as a Christ
mas present this year the news that •'-•>
Park Board has awarded the contract for
34.875 pounds of beef, at a fraction over
seven cents a pound. Their Joy will b*
unconfined. for the beef barons have re
duced the cost of living for the meat eat
The contract is for a period of six
months, and the price to be paid will >*
about a cent a pound less than scrn» of ths
more recent ones. As 225 pounds of meat
and choice bones are distributed daily to
the animals, the difference in. price amctots
to quite a few dollars-
There is one especially heavy eater in th«
menagerie— the Siberian tiger Pete H«
gets away comfortably with twenty pounds
a day. A ten-pound soupbone or a . pot
roast is a mere luncheon for. Pete. . . .
■ They'll all be happy but the Murphy*
and the sacred cow," said Joe Kennedy,
the keeper of the lion house, when talking
over the matter with George Siebert. his
partner. "Maybe we can give the hipjxw
two extra cabbages and the sacred cow a
measure of oats to show them there's a©
hard feelings. "
MRS. SAGE GIVES S-5 COINS
$1,660 Distributed Among Lesser Paid
Employes of the Park.
Mrs. Russell Sage sent $1,650 ir. bright »
gold pieces to the Arsenal yesterday, to bs
distributed among employes at the Park
Department receiving ?3 or less a .day.
Colonel J. C. Slocum. Mrs. Sage's brother.
left them with Commissioner Stover.
It has teen a regular gift from Mr?.' =***
to the employes in recent years, and in
cludes the menagerie men as well as th«
regular park attendants.
The distribution of the money •was 2»*d»
in the afternoon by John "■-':•'*. of Su
perintendent Beatty's office-.
While many will buy turKeys and th»
Sxin's." others said it wcrald go fir '-•>
conventional Christmas pre.ser.ts.
-What do you mean by conventional
nresents?" asked a menagerie "cop" of a
keeper who said he would use it in t'-.at
■* v 3. v
"Oh. stockings and handkerchiefs for the
youngsters." wag the reply.
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