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V THE SUN, ffRipAY, DECEMBER 30, 1898; : , .7 1j I I
OUR DIPLOMACY SUPERIOR.
piop. fliioaritvoii o nxoiutsa xo
' i JK HISTORICAL ASSOCIA TIOX. .
ji Declare Thnt It n Won Grcnter
Victories Tlinn tho Kuropenn Method
' The Economists IJlscua the Matter fat
Ftmlltlty In 'Our Currency Hystetn.
2,'r.w IUvicv, Conn., Dfio. 20. At this even
ing's icsMon of tho American Economlo and
Historical Association 1'rof. 11 A. Grosvcn or
ot Amherst OUcco mode the most enthustns
tlc.illi received addrosa of tho present conten
tion on tho subject "Amorlcnn Diplomacy."
Ho declarod American diplomacy to bo su
perior to European diplomacy and culogfred
President McKInloy an one ot the sreatest dip
lomats ot history, l'rot. Grosvonor s&Idi
"A few" days ago a learned lady of my ac
quaintance asVod me on what I was to sneak
here I replied 'American Diplomacy.' Sho
txilalmed: I didn't know there was any.',
Quotations mleht bo multiplied that Tolco tho
conUetion that the Unitod State possesses no
diplomatists, or at least none to bo, compared
with those ot Europe. It the opinion current
In America of American diplomacy be found
ad ou fact, our condition la pltiablo, even peril
ous, and eannot fall to produce In each ot us a
feeling of humiliation and shame. Tho recog
nition of American independence by tho Dutch
BepubUo was a memorablo achievement ot
Amerteandlplomacy. Tor months John Adams,
th American Envoy, had been denied an en
trance to the States General. Tho second
treaty with Ore at Britain, effocted by Chlol
Justice Jay, w aa hardly less nu Amorloan dip
lomatic victory. Its stipulations wore fair
for both the contractus parties, but the gains
were distinctively our own.
"It would bo an agreoable task to trace the
history ot American diplomacy, decade by
k dtcade, down to tho present time. It Is not
dlffloult to prove that there has been no de
generacy In it since those herolo days. There
U no better training for the business of Euro
pean diplomacy than the school ot practical
American politics. It la a better training than
Is afforded by tho Inherited blood ot an ambas
sadorial line' or by the partiality ot a prince
or br routine from childhood In the monotony
"I make no claim that onr-dlplomatlo ser
vice Is perfect or that ell American foreign
Ministers have been saints or sages. Some
times have had Inefficient, sometimes
timid. shafOlna men, but what Gen. Woodford
said ot himself wan the record ot his col
ls amies: 'When your Minister reached Spain
he was absolutely direct and frank in his deal
legs.' In scholarly eulture our diplomatic
I representatives have surpassed those of any
other land. No foreign country has jium
moned to its service suoh a host ot historians,
political economists, poets, orators, journalists
and educators of every class. Any dtsousslon
ot this subject Is Incomplete whloh does not
recognize the ability in dlplomacr displayed
by the officers of onr navy In 1815. Decatur
InlAJuiors: In 1854. Perry in tho Gulf ot Yoddo:
In lfcW7. Farragut in his European visit on the
flat-ship Franklin; inlSUS. Dnv,er in Manila
'The American diplomatist lives in n glass
house, whero he may not only be seen. but.
stoned. The Europeun diplomatist still in
habits a holt-medimval castle, almost Impreg
nable to criticism and difficult ot access ex
cept brlthe privileged few. Ill this later day ths
nations listen to catch the accents of that
Western State which has revealed Itself to
them. It Is President McKlnlev. his utter
ances and hlsbearing.Xhis entire-demeanor,
which they heed. As one relives these last
few months past In the suspense ot Imminent
war. In the strain and agony of uncertain bat
tle, in the delirium of unmeasured victory, he
can recall no act or word ot the President in
his diplomatic relations which has not been
worthy of his exulted office.
"I am well an ore that many aro clamorous
for the adoption of the European system ot
diplomacy. Does Amerteandlplomacy offer
only an uncertain title and promise nothing
ot real accomplishment? The Immensity of
its achievement covers the whole nineteenth
century-ot international law. It has broken
the caste shaokles of birth, has successfully
asserted the right of expatriation, has declared
the seas and straits and continental rivers
'God's highways.' destined to be free for man.
It has compelled the rights of neutrals to bo
recogniced by every eivlllzed Statn. Now It
is building the scaffolding for achievement
no less great, the exemption of private prop
erty from capture on sea oa it is exempt from
capture on land.
"This year three famous unlversitie held a
regatta. One crew rowed a foreign stroke, one
a stroke half foreign, and the third one Ameri
can. In the van finished the boat propelled br
the American ttroke. In honoiable nearness
followed the boat with the stroke half foreign
and halt American. The crew taught with the
foreign training was left behind. The Ameri
can stroke is the stroke for us. whether on the
I Thames, the Seine, the Tiber, the Spree or the
Welti. And that not because of) provincial
prejudice or national pride, bat because of the
facts of history."
The other addresses of the evening wore
"Napoleon's Plans for French Colonies in
Bpanish America." Prof. William M. Sloane, Co
lumbia University, unci "The Diplomatic dela
tions of the Confederate States and England,"
Dr. J. M, Callahan. Johns Hopkins University.
Dr. (X. w. Brown ofltho Independent. Treasurer
of the Historical Association, then read his an
nual report It showed total assets to the
amount ot $11,50U. all invested in good securi
ties in New York city. The total receipts cf
the association for the post year were $0,500,
and the balance on hand $814. '
At tho afternoon session of the association
I Prof J. W, ltlchards of Gettysburg. Pa., spoke
on "The Beginning of Protestant Worship."
The Itev. George Noroross of Carlisle. Pa., read
a paper on t'Erasmus." and l'rot. Samuel SI.
Jackson.New York Unlveraity.fjpoke on "Zwln
eli and tho Baptist Party In Zurich."
In tho morning Prof. William Cunningham
and Prof.Lapsley. both of Cambridge Universi
ty. England, spoke on "Scottish History." Prof.
Lowell ot Harvard read a pacer on Institu
tional History of the Middle Ages." and Prof.
0. M. Andrews of Bryn Mawr on "American
At the session of the Economic Association
the Finance and Banking Committee read a
report embodying the much-disoussed recom
mendations fornationalourrency reform. Sev
eral member ot the committee were In con
sultation with Secretary Oage during the for
mation ot his Currency bill and the recommen
dations ot this morning are sa'd to be cordially
approved by the Secretary. The report says:
Despite the fact that much improvement
, has taken place within two or tbreo years.
? there still exists a real need for monetary
and banking reform in the United Statos. The
standard ot value upon which the whole sys
tem rests Is by no means as secure as It should
be. The circulating note system Is still great
ly lacking In elasticity. Interstate banking fa
cilities for newer, or moro backward districts,
are still wanting. In the system as a whole
there is a notable lack ot unity and organiza
tion. 'In citing the first particular, the insecurity
of the monetary standard, as a proof that our
rnor reform Is needed, your committeo do not
mean to imply that the existing standard is
the only possible one or oven the most desira
ble one. It is merely assumed that as long us
that standard Is maintained It should have
tho utmost iiossihle security jslnce the unques
tioned security ot the monetary standard Is In
dispensable to s hlch degree of Industrial pros
perity. It la possible, however, to argue that
the defeot In question no longer exists that
the stability of the gold standard is now sub
stantially aasurod. There Is unquestionably
much force in this contention.
, liesldes a number ot temporary circum
stances, such as a full Treasury, a large gold
reserve, and a favorable trade balance of ex
ceptional amountseveral chances of a more
permanent character have contributed to the
Ituatlon. We cite particularly thu repeal of
the provision in the act of 1800 to Issue Treas
. , urr notes in purohase ot silver, and tho Inser
tion in the War ltevcnue bill of a clause which
authorizes the Secretary of the Treasury to
Bin to loans at hU own discretion to meet tem
porary deliolts. In fact, under the laws now in
force, an Administration which dfcslreatoluatn
jaln the gold standard need have no dtUloulty
la doing so.
' Hut this Is only one side of the case. It Is
equally true that, because of Inconsistency In
these same laws. It Is possible for an Admlnls
ritlon sodisposedtuloverthrowthe gold stand
ard, yvon though It continue to be the de
c ared polloy of the nation to maintain that
f'andard. Theio thus remains in trie situa
tion an element of uncertainty which Is need
le's and which cannot but prove harmful.
As respects tho need for elasticity In the
fete system next to nothing has been gained,
in the Crst place, wo still retain for our bank
circulation the tytem of bond security, and
under that system it Ik. In the nature of the
case, extremely difficult, if not impossible, to
secure In the currency that prompt and easy
adjustment of volume to need whloh eonsti.
tutex genuine elasticity. In defence of this
statement much might be said, but it may
suffice tp call attention to a single considera
tion. If, bank circulation Is to be elastic the
assets which are requlrod as seourlty for that
circulation must ho such as a bank ordinarily
s In IN pnsnoBnion, since, in a stringency,
when expansion Is needed, the bank already
nas let resources locked up, and consequently
cannot without great difficulty get hold of new
set jjitt Cioernment bonds are not a kind
W of aw,eta which banks will, or usually ought
I Si .have on hand in considerable amounts,
1 1ie.J?M0,'vl ofjl'e of banks is to provide funds
Jorneevery-day business of the country.thai
i if" & '?ve? t.he,r. "eoureea. not In a supply
1 of bonds to furnish tho !nh of A possible
amount of notes which, under 'our system,
most banks Issue Is that amount which can be
kept in circulation eubatantiolly all ot the
"iluetuationa In the need for suoh note
thero is almost no attempt to meet. But,
ngnln, even an increase in profltablencsr ean
ot avail, unloss tho machinery of Issue and
redemption l eftloient. Tho forces which
worlc respectively for oxpanslon and contrac
tion must have easy and unimpaired aetion.
At this polntour presentlaw is not only In
adequate: it Is positively evil. It limits the
amount of circulation which may bo retired
during anyono month, and prohibits reissue
for six months after retirement, thus actually
putting a premium on Inelasticity. Furthor,
tho machinery ot issue hnd redemption is un
necessarily clumsy. Even If a bank deoidos
to expand Its circulation tho process oan sel
dom he completed till the, special need has
passed. In like manner, commotion cannot
usually bo brought about tlUMong after a
Plethora has worked much harm.
Under existing conditions tho only wise
and conslf'ont polloy for the United States is
tho frank recognition of the fact thnt theno
tual monetary standard Is now. and for some
'tlmo will bo. gold, and the adoption of legisla
tion which shall insure the entire Btnblllty. of
that standard, until such time as the nation
may have decided to establish some other. As
sent to this statement does riot commit any
one. to tho position thnt the gold standard Is.
abstractly considered, tho most desirable one.
Aa Is well known, a large nnmberot economists
hold to tho opposite opinion. Hut as is also
well known, tho particular substitute which
such economists favor. International bimetal
lism, Is at present and for a long tlmo will be
out of tho question. In consequence, the pre
cise form whloh the question of standards now
lakes in currency shall rest on a gold basis or
on a silvor or a paper basis. Thus stated. It
can have, to the majority of economists, but
"Under existing conditions, the gold stand
ard is. for tho United Statos. the best availa
ble, This being the case, it Is the duty of the
nation to render that standard as stable as pos
sible and to romove all uncertainty aa to Its
maintenance and Its easy working : for uncer
tainty, as to the basis of the currency must al
ways be a monoco to prosperity. In the light
of these facta, your committeo are of the opin
ion that what is most needed at this juncture
is a disposition on the partbf the friends of re
form to sink Individual preferences as to de
tails, and to Insist that Congress shall enact
such legislation as It may be possible to agree
upon. It Is safe to say that of the flvo or six
currency bills that, during the last twelve
months, have been In any sorlous sense before
tho country, the passago of any one would hno
resulted tn great Improvement and would have
measurably satisfied tho demands ot reform
DEATHS IK THE APFETtlATB COVItT.
Justice Word's the Second tn tlio Fourth
Department Within Two Months.
ItocntSTEn. Doc, 20. Tho death of Justice
Hamilton Ward ot-the Appellate Court bench.
Fourth department, recalls tho faot that this la
tho second death of the oocuoant of that par
ticular scat on the bench within two months.
Justlco Manly 0. Green sat on Presiding Jus
tlco Hardin's extreme right up to the tlmo ot
his death, when all tho members ot tho court
moved up ono seat. Justice Ward taking tho
vacant place. Thero la talk among the at
taches of thoAppellate Court ot thatbolngan
unlucky seat. They recall that notlongatter tho
Appellate Dhlslon first sat In Its present rooms
the Boat collapsed under Justice Green, injur
ing him slightly, and another chair had to bo
brought in. It was not long afterward thatthe
death of Justice Green shocked his colleagues,
and now. a fow weeks later, another occupant
of the chair has been taken away.
There Is an etiquette that governs the po
sitions on tho bench the Appellate Court Jus
tices of this department have in reference to
the presiding Justice, The one next in senior
ity of appointment occupies the scat at his
right, the next the seat at his loft, the next tho
seat at the extreme right, and the one latest
appointed on his extremo left. Justice Mc
Lennan, being the last appointee, will logically
take tho vacant seat.
The death of Justice Ward has caued con
sternation among seventy or more attorneys
In this district. Gov. Blaok'a appointment of
Justice McLennan was aunounced on ov. iti
last, tho day before tho Appellate Division met
for Its last session. Justice McLennan v.a
unable to get his affairs in shape so ns to sit
until Nov. 28. n week after his four colleagues
had been hearing coses, and none of the cases
heard during the week hnd been decided up to
the time of Justice Ward's death. It is neces
sary that at least four Justices shall consider,
n case to render a decision on It, and this means
that the thirty arguments that n ere heard dur
tng'the first week of tho tenrrwlll have to be
,made all over again, and that a quarter of tho
term's work will go for nothing.
The same thlnghappened at the time of Jus
tlco Green's doath. the difference iu that casa
being that ono ot his follow Justices was away
on business during tho lost wek of tho term.
Before tlm romalningfour could como into con
sultation Justice Green died. In that instance
thero were about thirty-four cases that had to
no gone all over again. Ono ot the) actions.
Twist vs: the city of Rochester, was reargued
for that cause before and it will have to bore
argued again for the same cause. In fact, the
court ordered that tho arguments to be made
again because of the doath of Justlco Green
should bo preferred on tho new calendar so
that they could bo heard during the first week
4f,tlio term.' It now turns out that the tlrst
-feek-wostho most unfortunate of the, whole
lot and that most of the rearguments will have
to be beard again.
SUES JULIA ARTHUR' UU8BAXD.
Theodora Moss Want 610,000 Damage! (ox
llrench ot Contract.
Theodore Moss obtained nn attachment from
Justice Daly of the Supremo Court yesterday
against the property of Benjamin P. Cheney,
the husband of tho actress, Julia Arthur. In an
action to recovor $10,000 damages for broach
of contract. The attachment was issued on
the ground of the non-residence of Cheney,
who. it Is alleged, llvesjn Boston. Cheney is
sued as the proprietor and manaaor ot tho
Julia Arthur Company, whlchhaa been per
forming nt Wallack's Thsatre,
The contract, it is alleged, provided that the
Julia Arthur Company would furnish all
scenery and produce plays at tho theatre for
ten weeks beginning Oct, 31 tor an equal di
vision of the fronts. It is further alleged that
it was agreed that "ALadyot Quality" was to
be produced first and that It should contlnuo
on the boards as long as the profits oxceeded
the outlay. Mr. Moss says that It brought In
$18,000 In three woeks. Then, without his
consent. Moss asserts. Cheney, in violation of
the agreement. Insisted on producing "In
gomar," "As You Like It" and "Pygmalion
and Galatea." No statement Is made of what
the receipts were from these plays
Thero was no performance on Doo. 20, and
Miss Arthur gave as a reason, that she was
III. It was then announced that shewonld
reappear in "A Lady of Quality" on Friday.
Deo. 23. and tickets to the amount of $800 wero
sold for tho performance. She did not play,
and the money had to be refunded. She
gave two performances on Saturday, Dee. 24.
and rlayod at a matlntfe on Monday. Deo. 20.
but did not perform that nlcht, although $1,400
worth ot tlokets had beon sold, and this money
had to be refunded.
Mr, Moss says that Miss Arthur was at tho
theatre last Mondny night and knew that tho
$1,400 worth of tickets had been sold and that
the house was full of e oplo while she was in
tho fllos. Mr. Cheney informed Mr. Moss that
Ids wife would not appear, but he would assign
no reason. Mr. Moss Insisted on seeing the
actress to try and lndueo her to play, but Mr.
Cheney refused to permit him to ie her. Mr.
Moss thereupon dismissed, the audience. In
forming them that they would got their money
back at the door. Tho next day Mr. Cheney
noticed Mr. Moss that the engagement was at
nn end. Mr. Moss gays that lithe original
agreement had boon kept ho would have madu
$10,000 more than ho has made, and ho asks
for damages to that extent. ,
The Hhorlff levied on the effects of the com
pany at tho theatre and put a keeper In charge
WHISKEY KILLED THIS HOT.
Drank Nearly n Quart of liquor Daring
Ills Mother's Absence.
Thomas Flnnerty, the 0-year-old son of Mrs
Elizabeth Flnnerty. a widow living, at 7 East
Fifteenth street, Bayonne. found a quart pottle
ot whiskey in bis mother's pantry during her
absence on Tuesday.evening. Tho boy drank
most of the liquor and was mado ill and deliri
ous. Mrs. Finiirly summoned to physicians,
but they were unable to save the tads life. He
gradually lapsod into n ooudltlon of coma and
died yesterday afternoon, ... ., .
James Flnnerty of 4l West Ninth Btreet.
Bayonne, the uncle of the dead boy. gave his
baby eon an overdoso of whiskey by mistake
on Tuesday evening. The child swallowed
moro than nn ounce of the liquor and was made
unconscious. A physician was summoned,
barely in time to rave the infant's life,
Woman Dies of Hydrophobia,
Boston, Doc. 20, Mrs. Lindsay M. Emery of
Melrose, who was bitten by a mad dog on Nor.
13, died lata ught.pf hydrophobia, according to
rrof.ritzof the Honard Medical School end
otbor physicians. Mrs. Emery was bitten,
while attendlug church, by a mastiff. She
showed Improvement until a few daya ago,
when symptoms of hysteria appeared, ine.
eulng Mrs. Emery at tho tlmo ot the attack
tJirt'A pn werr als( hjttfn,
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YIEWS OF STAGE AFP4IBS.
A WtrirATi OP AH OLD laEiODBAltA
Flayers Who Made a Rnceessot "The Lights
o London" at the Union Square Points
In Jntla Arthnr's Collapse and the Clos
ing of Wnllnck'e The C'onldock MnUnee.
The industrious actors at tho Murray Hill
have "lho Lights o' London" in hand this
week. The performance Is as meritorious as
others thnt have been given by the company.
Tho melodrama Is well adapted to holiday au
dlenoos. Of courso, tho play stands for a great
deal to New Yorkers with a fsndness for the
atrical reminiscences. About It cling mem
ories of tho Union Square's best days and ths
company that appeared in almost its bost
light In thla play before ono causo or another
removed the mombora. "Tho Lights o' Lon
don" was the second of tho English melodra
mas whloh nearly a sooro of years ago sud
denly monopolized theatrical attention here
In places hitherto devoted to other kinds ot
Plays. With "Tho World" at Wollack's this
series' began. "The Llghta o) London" was
glyen here on Deo. D. 1881, and It has remained
continuously tn active use oyer since. The
present generation knows tho play without
that Hat ot names which made it famous. A
contemporaneous account ot Us first Amer
ican performan6eobsenes that the actors
seemed unaccustomed to their pharaotcrs.
Melodrama was new to the Union Square.
Bardou'a "Daniel Boehat" had beon the last
preoedlng success. It was a far cry from the
metaphysics of that piece to the Dickenspnlan
humor of George It. Blms'a play. Charles It.
Thorno acted onlyla few rOlos after Harold Ar
mvtaoe. but his virility gave a force to that
art which lifted it out of commonplace, llaud
larrlson put on trousers to .play the boy's
part, and the rest of the family towhloh she
belonged was nnelv acted by Charles Parsed
and Blrs. Phillips. Sarah Jewett was the suf
fering heroine and Edna Cory the wronged
daughter. Even in thoso dnys Mr. Htoddart
went about In search of his wandorlng children.
Walden Itamsey. as the broken-down swell,
added his humor to the incidental scones.
"The Lights o' London" was always a good
plav.and it seemed a mighty line one tn those
days with those notcrs. Fow of them are be
fore the publio now. Miss Jewett and Mrs.
Phillips are In retirement.. Mr. Farsell and
walden Ramsey aro dead. Ho Is Charles
??horne. But the memory of tholr sotlng In
his play Is not likely to be forgotten by those
who saw It.
Julia Arthur's fiasco, besides closing 'Wal
lack's Theatre In a holiday week, tcaohes the
lesson that an actress cannot set up her own
will against that ot the public. Miss Arthur
la admirable In vivid, strenuous, vitally hu
man characters. Bho earned her first ap
proval, critical and popular. In the melodrama
from the Bpanish called "Merced o J." The
play was not a money success, because It was
too brief. Its produstion took $5,000 out ot
A. M. Palmer's pocket But It brought the
actress forward. After a period ot training
In Henry Irvlng's company she got the oppor
tunity to appear as the heroine In "A Lady ot
Quality." That drama was easily tom to
pieces by tho reviewers, as its faults were glar
ing, but it was put on the stage beautifully,
and tho rulo of the hoyden murderess em
ployed her abilities to tho fullest extent with
out going muoh beyond their limitations. It
was understood that when she returned to
Wallack's this winter she would revive that
successful play and bring out a new one suit
able to her talents. This was to be a transla
tion of "Intldelo." an Italian work, in whi"h
.the part for her was that of a woman under
emotional tension. But Miss Arthur had in
the meantime made up Iter mind to acquire a
repertory In which great actresses bad dis
tinguished themsehes. Sho refused to be
dissuaded. Buch men ot theatrical experi
ence as Theodoro Moss and William B. Sinn
advised her against the undertaking. "You
would do well enough aa Juliet, provided you
can find a great liomeo," said Mr. Moss.
"Where are you going to set such a Shake
spearean cost as Broadway audiences will ac
cept?" said Col. Sinn. They might have told
her. as they knew it, that she possessed no
talent for sentimental comedy, and would
necessarily fall not only In "As lou Like It,"
but- also in "Ingomar" and "Pygmalion and
Galatea." Nevertheless, she appeared iu
those plays, with handsome mountings, it is
true, but with a company so wretchedly poor
that she gained no support from it. The
newspapers treated her respectfully, but ware
bound to r-ondeiun her performances. The
audiences were not Pleased. It is said that
tho receipts fell close to $100 a night. Mr.
Canby, her manager, said yesterday that she
ws disabled by un attack ot grip. Mr. Iturn
haoi, manager of the theatre, said he diag
nosed It as pique. Perhaps, it is a complica
tion. Mr. Hummel, the lawyer, said that the
legal points Involved in the case would be pre
sented in a lawsuit. Mr. Ohenev. husband of
the actress, said that she would resume in
Brooklyn next week. Mr. Moss, owner of
Wallack's. said he guessed not. unless she did
It without the scenery and costumes, whloh
he meant to hold fast until she settled un the
damage she bod done. The business row
may take time and a light to settle. But the
thing which Miss Arthur's collapse makes
Burs is that the question what an actress ran
do best la not for her to decide. It is settled
out In the auditorium. Miss Arthur la wanted
The Couldock matlnfe at the Knickerbocker
will begin at a quarter to 2 o'clock to-day.
In tho order of mention. Mr. Faversham will
read a message from Mr. Jefferson. Mr. Drew
will act In "Mrs. Hillary's Regrets." Miss An
nie Russell In "Dangerfleld." and Mr. Crane
in "His Last Appearance;" Mr. Flsngon will
sing, andMlss Bnong and Mr. Morgan will enact
a now piece called "An Amateur Rehearsal."
London Is gettjng aa a spectacular feature of
the Baraum i'Balley show a representation of
New York harbor and a day at Coney Island.
The water la real and the boats aro actual
The Elks Society of Actors will have a boll
at the Grand Central Palace on Jon. 11. and
Gov. Roosevelt bos- promised to be presont
With his etalT.
A stage version ot "Tho Borrows of Satan."
itist produced in London, is called "Lucifer,
ion ot the Morning." It has only three acts.
Instead of tour as at the Broadway, and enda
with the death of the unfaithful wife.
Charles Hoyt will have "A Dog in the Man
ger" ready to be performed in Boston next
March. It Is said to.be In a line with his ear
lier plays of rural life. 0. M. B. MoLelian has
completed a piece named "Aoross tho Pond."
It Is of a kind with his Casino pieces, and will
be presented simultaneously here and In Lon
don. William Gillette has resumed work on a
Oonan Doyle detective drama, Itlio first draft
of which was burned in tho Baldwin Hotel
fire in San Franolsoo. Paul M. Potter la hard at
it with a piece meant for the Empire.
The latest play to fall in London was "Milord
Bir Bmllh," It was the work of no less than
four men, Henri do Gorse and Georges Elwal
wrote it in French. Adrian Ross and George
D. Gay put it Into English. E. Jakobowskl,
whom we knowts the composer of "Ermlnlc.
firovlded the music. Arthur Roberts, a prime
.ondon favorite, had the leading role. Neter-tbela-s,
it was a fiasco.
Maskelyne's mysteries have for many yearn
mode up a London show ot the Heller aud
Herrmann kind at Egyptian Hall. One of
them was a box into and nut ot which he mada
a person go nnd come. He kept up a standing
advertised offer of $2,500 for a "correct imita
tion" of the trick. Two boys produced the
same result and demanded the reward, but he
refused to pay up, hli excuse being that the
Reohanlcal contrivance warnot identical. A
wsult was brought nnd a verdlot rendered
against him. An appeal Bias confirmed the
Judge s ruling thnt the phrase "correct imi
tation" was appllonblo to the result and not the
means. Mnsneiyne now offers $5,000 to any
ono who will prove that he has discovered
the secret of the box."
bavt white's anosr.
Stanton Says the Apparition Struck nim In
William Stanton, a middle-aged man, who
has no home, bombarded the Lincoln Mission
at 41 Taylor street. Williamsburg, with chunks
otcoal on Wednesday night and broke half a
dozen large llghta ot glass. .A policeman ar
rested him. and when he was arraigned in tho
Lee Avenue ,1'ollco Court yesterday he re
quested Magistrate Kramor to listen to his
" Years ago, out In the West." said Stanton.
"I knew a man whose name was White. 1 of
fended him one, day. and about Olteon years
ago be died. I forgot all about him until
Wednesday night, when, on passing this mis
sion house, I was suddenly confronted by his
8 host,. The ghost struck, me In the face and
(tied back into the rauuuon. I naturally got
Sngry and throw coal at It. I didn't mean to
reuk the windows, but simply wanted to got
hunk with the ghost."
Stanton waa remanded to jail.
Three Brooklyn Banks May Consolidate.
A movement has been started In Brooklyn
looking to the consolidation of the Fulton,
King County. and Union banks. It teem to
be tho general, impression that there are too
many oTthejo Institutions in that borough and
that a union of aomeiot thumwpuld be bene
ficial, J . , - , . ,
TAX O.V CALL Z.OAKS.
Bankers Think the Internal Revenue Com
missioner Mast Ilnvo HeetOltslnformed,
Commissioner Scott of the Internal Rovonuo
Department at Washington has sent a lettor
to Collector Charles H. Treat In this clty.'.wblch
Mr, Treat has forwarded, as directed, to the
Clearing Houso Association. Tho Commis
sioner states that his office has been Informed
that "some ot the babka In Now York pity are
loaning money to parties, taking as evldense
ot the dobt an uncertified cheokfor the amount
advanced, the loan, ot course, being sooured
by collateral." This, the letter states, ia an
evasion of the law which must be'dlscontlnued
by the banks that have adopted the method.
The letter adds: "A check usod-as a prom
issory nolo la an acknowledgment of a debt
and must be stamped accordingly; that Is. at
the rate ot two cents per hundred dollars or
fraotlon thereof, and It tho collateral pledged
as security tor such a debt Is pledgod snectdo
ally for this ono loan, then the pledge of col
lateral Is subject to taxation on the amount ot
tho loan in excess of $l,00t. at the rate pro
vided in the paragraph of schedulo A relating
to mortgage or pledge,"
Managor Sheror of the Clearteg Houe said
yesterday aftornoon that he had received Com
missioner Scott's letter, bnt ho thought that
the Commissioner had been misinformed.
Several bankors thought so, too. When the
WarRovenuo law was enacted It was found that
It fixed a tax upon promissory notos. whether
on demand or tlmo, of two cents per 8100 or
fraction thereof, This Included tho notes
whloh customarily were drawn in the making
ot call leans, and to have enforced it so ns to
Include call loans would have unsettled busi
ness disastrously. Tho Clearing Houso Com
mittee considered the situation and overcame
It by formulating a general form ot agree
ment in tho making of call loans in which no
amount was specified nnd which allowed the
collateral to be changed repeatedly. The
banks generally hato since been using this
form or a slmjlar form, paying a stamp tax of
25 cents upon each agreement.
WILL OF LAWEEXCE-IEItOltE'S WIDOW.
Iawrenca Itoicoo Jerome Disinherited Da
stowal ot Tamlly Keepsakes.
Tho will ot Katharine Hall Jerome, widow ot
Lawrcnco R. Joromo, disposes ot $45,000 in
ronlty and $25,000 In personalty. Tho will says i
"I expressly declare It to bo my Intent to
disinherit my son Lawrence Roscoo Jerome, on
acoount of his unBllal conduct,"
Mrs. Jerome makes son oral bequests to
servants and gives her son Lovell Hall Jerome
a statuo of Bacchus, a rocking chair aha bad
before her marriage, a dear's head, a copy ot
MurlUo's painting "St. John the Divine." a
blue Madonna on porcelain, tho "Crowning of
Bacchus." by Velasquez; "Holy Night." by
Correggio; "Mnter Dolorosa." by Murlllo; a
shooting enp won by Lawrence Jerome at
Joromo Park, and some diamond jewelry. Her
son William Travers Joromo Is to have
several family heirlooms, other paintings
and a variety ot jewels. Her grandson
William Travors Jerome, Jr , Is to nave the
coat ot arms of tho Hall family, four pictures
from Pompeii bought In 1808; a picture of
his uncle Lovoll being exchanged for ' Chief
Joseph;'" a picture of Mrs. Jeromo's nleco.
Lady Randolph Churchill: a deer's horn whloh
hlsgrandfatber Jerome received from the Duke
of Beaufort : a goblet marked " Second prize at
tho Harvard Annual Regatta. June, 1808." nnd
"tho cabinet as It stands, with tho old family
china, never to be used, but to be kept as an
heirloom." Tho will provides for the mainte
nance ot Mrs. Jeromo'sjnlece. Fannie Lee Hall,
for a courso of two years at the Teachors' Col
lege at tho Columbia University.
The rest ot the estate- is to bo divided into
two parts, ot which one is to go absolutely to
William Travers Jerome and the other is to be
held In trust for Lovell Hall Jerome, who Is
tohaethe income for life, with remainder to
Must Name the ITjght Co-respondents.
Edward James Qulnn. under age, who Issu
ing his wife, Elizabeth, for an absolute divorce
on allegation of her relations with eight men,
was directed by Justlco Scott of thoBuoremo
Court yesterday to stnto fully tho names ot the
men and the times. Quinn names Frederick D,
Baldwin and gives tho Christian names only ot
two other men.
Alimony for Mrs, lorlllard.
Supreme Court Justice Ward, in Brooklyn,
yesterday, allowed to Leonora A. Lorillard $10
a week alimony and S100 counsel fee ponding
the trial ot her suit against Irving Lorillard for
a separation on the ground ot abandonment
Mrs. Lorillard alleges that the defendant is
living at l.'i51toid nonue, where his niece is
the head of his household.
UmATOKE ALMAf AC TBtS PAT.
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man WATrn this dat.
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Bs Advance, Phillips, Colon.
BaOranJe Vats-u, 2yboer, Jicmsl.
Hs Andrs. Peturson. Jereinte.
Se Old Dominion, Ttpley, Norfolk.
Bs data City, Ooogins. lloston.
Hs Bcnf taclor, Toiriisrnd, Philadelphia.
Ha Standard, Hchleomllch. Etoclaolm.
Si Leander. Olson, Iiamuurz.
Ba 1 Dorado. Baler, New Orleans.
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Bs Menominee, from New York, at London.
8s Amsterdam, from New York, at Amsterdam,
8s Ethiopia, from New York, at Glasgow.
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aiud TT.OH ronzinn roaTs.
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bs Majeatlc, from Qneenstown for New York,
Ba Trave, from Southampton for New York,
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Ami To Dan.
Comanche, Charleston fiOOPM
Orinoco, Darhador 800 A M 1000 AM
Colorado, Brunswick BOO I'M
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La Normandle, Havre 7 00AM 1O0OAM
Spaarndam. Rotterdam ... 8 00 A M 10 00 A M
Aller, Naples ,.(. DOO AM 1100 AM
Anchorla, (llaagow. 1000 AM 12 00 11
rretorla, Hamburg 0.10 AM
Manlton, London , BOOAM
Philadelphia, La Guam.. 11 no A M 1 00 P il
C of Washington, Ha.Yana.10 HO A 11 1 00 I' It
Adirondack, Kingston.,... 10 00 A M 1200 M
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North Caiulirla, Newcastle ,, , ,
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Oen. Whitney, N. Orleans 3 00PM
Louisiana. New Orleans,,, 800 PM
Leona, Oalvcston 800 Pit
Sail Tuiiday, Jan, 8,
Kaiser Wilhelm derOroase,
Bremen.,.' 1300M 2 00PM
Advanre, Colon 1200 M 200 PM
Algonquin, Charleston. , 8 00PM
Camperdown..,, Avonmouth Dee 0
Kniicht Bachelor,, ,.,l,oHdon ,', Deo 11
rralirmore.,,., (lluraltar. lttoia
VederatloD ....Hamburg Deo 13
Britannic 1 iveroool Deo 21
Kl Monte NewOrleans Deo3
Karlsruhe , Bremen ...Deaia
trla Hamburg.. Deo IS
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IQMar , New Orleans Dee 2
Viailancla ....,, Havana.,,,,,,, Deo2S
Nacoochee Ravannab ,.., .Deo 27
Beneca., .Santiago ,Deo2S
u Saturday, Dec. SI.
Farts..,,, Southampton Deo 14
Itekla,, ,, Christian sand, Deo 17
froma , ,lmtido , Dee 17
Indralema Gibraltar. , Dee 17
BrltlahKlng Antwrri , Deo 17
James Turvle Gibraltar. ......Deein
Cluden , ,. Amnteniam Deo 17
Algonquin Jacksonville., Dec 24
Tallahassee.,.,, .,.. .Havannah. Deo 28
Put iunJay, Jan. I.
LKJaicofne Havre.... Deo 24
Auranta. .Lirerpool Deo 24
Chicaao .....liull Dee 18
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Y ttori- Gibraltar ..Deo 10
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Buenaventura New Orleans ...Dec27
Dim Vadav, Jan. 3.
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Nnraadlo , .Liverpool.,.. j Deo 24
Ardaudearg..,.,., GlhralUr. Do20
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l'AUK SALA1UES RAISED.
Park Commissioner Clausen Disposes of
Surplus Salary Appropriation.
The charter provides that any balances of
impropriations mado for epeolflo purposes In
the city departments that remain unexpended
on Jan. 1 must bo turned back into the coneral
fund, vr hlch Is applied to the reduction of the
tax levy, Having some extra money appro
printed for salaries this year in his department.
Park Commissioner Clauson of tho boroughs of
Manhattan and Richmond made a few Christ
mas presents to some of the men ucdor him by
raising tbelr salaries for the month ot Decern
ber only. The pay of Charles II. Woodman,
superintendent of supplies and repairs, vras
raised from 52.0OO to 84,500 a year, and
the ealary of John W, Hutchinson, purchasing
aent for the department, was lnoreosed from
S2.O00 to $S.UO0. UIsb Fannie I). Ayvrs, ste.
nographcr and type writer, who usually gets $05
a month, will receive $100 for the month ot
December, and Italph Do V. liayley. Assistant
Secretary, will bo paid at the rate ot $2,100 a
Col. Archie II. Tlrasher, an old newspaper
man. has been appointed Htatlstlcan in tho
Iluresu ot Municipal Htattsttcs at a salary of
(1,'JOO a year, lie is to compile arul compare
statistics from Prench documents.
A Bartender Hilled' by Gai.
Patrick Hlcelns, 40 years old, aNmrtender ot
347 West Twenty-fltth street, went to bed
about 0 o'clock on Wednesday night while his
wife was at a wedding party, Mrs. MoQovem,
janltress of the house, went Into the Hlcclns
flat yesterday mornlnft opened the kitchen
door, and found gas escaping from n stove.
Bhe turned off thu gas and raised tho kitchen
window, Hhe did not look into IllgElns's bed
room, adjoining the kitchen. Later in the
morning, tearing that Hlcclns hod been of.
feeted by the gas, she rolled one ot the tenants
and went.lnto the bedroom, She found Hlg.
Kins dead In bed. He. had been wphyxlatedV
The rollee say that lllgglus turned on the gaS
vJ I l 'I J
:t,.g,.. J- -lrTt1-,,,
Sirs. Tflnslnw's Soothing Syrup for Children
teetblug, softens the gums, reducea inflammation,
allaya pain, cures wind colic, dlarrbaa. 2Bc. a bottle.
TJOVAJItD-LAllKEN.-By the Very Bov. Dean
Carciichael. In St. George's Church, Montreal,
Dccl27, 18B8, Louise, second daughter of Major
W. IT. Ijtrken ot Woodbrldge, England, to David
Ilovalrd, Jr., It. D , of New York city.
nAnRISoy-.TtOniNSON.-On Thursday, Deo.
20, 1808, at B31 West 100th St., New York city,
by tbe Iter. D. S. Gregory. D. D Lilian Ann
Bohlnaon to Qeorge Clarence Harrison.
BniNCKEIinorF.-On Tuesday, Deo. 27. 1888,
Cornelia M. Ttockvrood, wife of Qurdon O, Erinek
erhoff. In the oath year of her age,
Funeral services will be held at ber lata residence,
C4 East 78th at, on Friday morning at 11
o'clock. Interment at Woodlaw., at the con
venience of the family. Kindly omit flowers.
DCSTAN. At Morristown, V. J Deo. 28, 1808, Dr.
Jaiues U. Dustan.
Funeral from bis late residence, 20 Dehart it,
Saturday rooming at 11 o'clock.
OUKlCKODOn.-Buddenly, at Upper Montelalr,
V, J., en Tuesday, Deo. 27, 1BU8, Walter 0.
Funeral aervlces at the Congregational Church,
Upper Montelalr, on Friday, Doc, 80, at 8.80 P, M,
KANK. On Thursday, Deo. 29, 1808, Mary,
loi ed wits of tbe late Daiiiel Kane, and alao
mother of Daniel, Katie and Annie.
IUlatlvre and friends are rcapectfully Invited to
attend ber funeral from ber late residence, 82
(Vkthuiju !., on Sunday, Jan. 1, 1800, at 2 P. U.
KETC'HAM, At Tonkers. Dec, 29.1808, George
Edwin Sciolism, aldeet sol, of Oeorg E. and
Funeral notloo bsreafter.
ji - o -x 1nrMy, nee jfi, at her trnl-
11 iiMi IH
denoe, 14Sd at. and North IUver, Minnie E.,wlf a Jp ' jjal
of Oeorge L. Marpby. i $$ ify
Funeral from the Church ot the Annunciation oa ..Jwj 1 faj
Saturday, 0,30A.M. I$K ! 'I
NESniTT. At Stamford, Conn., on Wednesday, '$ ' ') fl
Dee. 28, 1808, Adeline, widow of George F. Mas- AJPRj l ' H
bllt, aged 88 yean. , & 1
Funeral aervlces will be held at ber late residence, $M-: J j
CO Bedford at., Stamford, Conn., on Friday, Dee. ..fl (
30, at 8i80 P, M. Carriage awaiting th arrival 'f4 :
of the 2 o'clock train from New fork, '" & -1
PEET.-On Tuesday, Deo. 27. in tbe 7Sth year ei 'w l
hie age, Isaac Lewis Feet, X.L.D., Principal Xm ''WH '
eritus of the New Tork Institution for th In- ,2
structlon of th Deaf and Dumb. , 'sjj '
Funeral services In the chapel of th institution, -'Jpj! '
168d st and Boulevard, Friday, Deo. 80, at S hSJ ',
o'clock F, M, Interment at convenience ot the yilw
family at Spring Orovt Cemetery, Hartford, xfff)
SEVTALL.-At midnight, on Dee, 28, Charles 3glj '
Bewail, son of th late Henry F. Bewail, aged BO Sf.ji
Funeral at bis lata residence, 810 West Slat st, oa tI
Saturday at 1 o'clock. Interment private. 4&fc
SMACK.-On Wednesday, Deo. 28. Bobert Smack, a
in tbe 74th year ot his age. !nK :
ItelaHvea and friends aro Invited to attend funeral '.jE i
service Friday evening at 8 o'clock, at 981 JW
Gate av Brooklyn, N, Y, vjf ji!
BTAUn, Oa Tuesday, Poo, 27, at Ibis resident, JIei! '
800 Weat 76th st, Daniel EbbeUBtarr, "ijg
Funeral eervWs at the'Chnreh of th Traatflgura '36 .;
tlon on Friday morning at 10.30 o'clock, fleas JK .
omit flowers. nB
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rRElpAalEforwln ter.Boebuck's Weather Strips ?fi t
exclude the cold. Sol manufacturer Iloebuok, 171 MSll S
Fulton st.. New York, and 417 llamilton av., Drook- 'Jfm
lyn. Telephone. J1 ,
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