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THE SUN, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1912.
AT ARMAGEDDON FRAY
President .loins With Dixon,
.McComhs and llillcs in
Laurrlitor nt Snllie..
Hl'Mi MOOSK IN VARMKX"
Wnlfr-rV Strike One of HirOlnny
SNnits t Club's Animal
Washington. IVc. 7. I,roflt TofiV
Rood nature inner nhnwcd more favorably
than nt the iliimcr of the; (Iridiron flub
i H tho Hotel Willard lo-nilil. Thcl'ie-i-iloiil
bravely fiieed the jimhlnt; of the
chili nver iccent pnliticHl event, und
niter luiighini; heartily nl liN own e
ltiMi joined in tlui merriment tlmt
arreted the club' (.allien ill l'i cilon t -elect
Vilon, Col. MooKevelt, Clmtnp
('lurk, Chairmen Mcljoiulia, Milieu und
IHxon, l.'nelo tliw (.'annoli, N'icU Ioiir
wnrth und cithers
Hc-ddes the l'refidenl. (in unusually
Hrillinnl R,ttlierinK. includitiK Cabinet
nflloerM, diplomat, Senator and Con
Rrehtneii and men hi.nh in the llninicial,
professional and huninc world, wit
nessed the fun.
Tho (iridiron dinners never lag They
nro not occ.iikmt when yon eat for two
bourn and then sleep for two 111010 while
the npeul;iii i- RoitiK on. As usual,
the fun U'Ran early, lut the llrsl stunt
carried alurin to several of the quests.
It came jusl as the lish course was
reached. Malinger Hiht of the, New
Willard entered tho li.uuiiet hall wearing
hln working rlothes and u worried look.
Mo conferred hurnedly with meinliers
of tho club and there was a lot of com
motion, Kvidently something had jrnno
wrotiR. Diners began to notice too that
all tho waltois hail disappeared from
tho room. Washington has recently
had a waiters' strike and nianv of the
Rtiests were half prepared for the an
nouncement made presently by President
(iarthe that the waiters had walked out.
"Hut tho dimi'-r will go on minus the
eatable- and drinkables." announced
President fiarlh" solemnly
llrenk Wallers strike.
Guests who h."l mine to i he dinner
with qood appetites were thinking of
running out for i h.im sandwich when
ii member of liic elul m the rear of tho
room ,11 os and siiRi;cste( Hut i'i club
members theiu-eives ser tli" dinr'er
"They should make uoutl waiter-."
Mild this member; "they have .-pnut half
of their lives waiting outride ih, doors
of the public men "
President fJ.uthe was a lit 1 1. unrertain.
Would Manager Iludit object? t'oit-iinly
not, provided the memliers would follow
his direct im Hut how about the eve
nine entertainment? It was plain that
with the club tin inbeis acting as waiters
the cuests could nut have both. Tho
decision of the clul f.ivoied food; so
up jump-- the cntue dub, gathers up the
dirty plates and mircheM out. only to
leappear a few minutes later with the
lish They had hardly cleaned the table?
again and Hooped back to the kitchen
when the regular waiters reappeared.
The strike had been called off; tho wall
ers were afraid, at least so one of the
club members told President (Iarthe,
that the Gridiron Club would Ret a per
manent cinch on their jobs.
Kilter now tho "Sons of tho Land-tide,"
well known figures swathed in bandages
and hobbling on crutches-Uncle Joe
Cannon, Cy .Sulloway. Nick iAingworth,
Itepresentative McKinloy and others In
the noble i.rmy of maityix. Pre-ideut
Tuft also was there, but how dirtereitt
his appearance! Instead of being bat
tered, patched up and grumpy ho was
lrel)l' dressed, buojant. light on bis
feet and apparently oblivious of any
care in the woild. Some of theso Sons
of the Landlsidy seemed interested in the
fact that L'tnh und Vermont had Riven
their electoral votes to Taft. This cir
cumstance was eommemoruted in these
Ktery mti' a Mundpatttr In Utf,
Ami hln ten wins are votera to boot.
Tiny all went daft
Over William H Taft;
Hm'b thi tilirsru man next to Rent Smoot.
J n tho (irfen Mountain State, recollect.
OM Taft won out by a neck,
And we'd elected lilm
If they had not neeltcted htm
Jn forty-fix States, by heck!
Ilnll Mouse In Carmen,
Tho Sons of the Landslide had hardlv
retired when "Carmen "tripped lightly into
ine uanquemaii, roilowed Uythe toreador
ana other characters in the well known
opera, all of whom notably resembled
t-tatesmen of contemporary history. It was
apparent right away there was to bo u Hull
Mooso fight in the arena, with Don Jorgo
W. Perkinsarioaa the toreador and "Cham
pion Hull Moose trainer of Uie world."
l irst, though, Don Perkinsario askod
liermisbion to take America's Hull Moose
"Tho President of the United States,"
uiid President Garthe, "assures mo you
can have hint and welcome.
This announcement was greeted with
roars of laughter, in which Mr. Taft him
self joined heartily.
Carmen announced that her real name
was "Popular Applause" and she did a
miiir ; and dunco so cleverly that Uncle
Joo Cannon wus certain she was a "real
ady In this skit appeared also Don
Jtoberto I.afollitto unci Don Wood Itah-Itih-nuh-HIo
Wilson, together with Don
jlilles. Don Champ was also in tho ring.
Part of the libretto ran liko this;
I know the way to get that Mooe to grim:
Why don't they turn lllll llryan loo on
If they itld I'd have n Rood excuta
rur unylrig, "lio It, Ulll, go It, Hull Mooia."
(. 'arnica :
Hut whi-rt'a Don Taftlo, that'i the man Vi
lly far the worthlent matador of all.
Dun Tuftlo's a good fighter, people ay,
Tou gooil for any rough and tumble fray
Trunk and forbearing and Inclined to how
A liber mlnil to an ungeneroua foe.
Till" little metage he hat pauaed to write!
"I'm pluylnK Kolf Let lllllra run tlm tlghtl"
Vet lie's tho kind of man I hato to ace
Vender uf duty than lie la of inc.
When the Hull Moose finally foil,
"stabbed with a Latin conjugation," med
ical aid was summoned Dr. Lyman Ab
"Oh, doctor, this Hull Mooso can you
restore?" sung Carmen.
"Tho Outlook's promising, but nothing
nun h," chanted the doctor The musical
iravesiy dime loan end with Miss Popular
Applause advising Don Woodrow, "i am
yours for four long years iierhaps."
And now all doubt that lias hung over
the politics of a nation as to I lie battle
ol Armageddon is lilted Thu stage Is
( leared; Hie war conespoudeiiis advance.
I.aul himself Is stuudlug on yonder height
surveying tho action- Saul with long white
whiskers and a hngllkc gown.
"Here at last," he sighs, "I am at the
scene of mv earlv conflict Mv nilrrim-
J ngo Is ended. Helow me lies the plain of
Armageddon. My old eyes are) dim, but
1 seem lo see figures moving about;
Said courier irnllotm (in list ride n liobbv
hoi ho and is plainly the Senator from
"I'm Jonathan Bourne, Jr., independ
ent, progressive, democratic) republican
and war correspondent of La Toilette's
weekly," he exclaimed. Then In galloped
Chump Clark, riding a similar horse. It
announces he is war correspondent of tho
J'ommoniir, Clark Is followed by Renator
Henry Cabot Lodge, who is covering the
engagement for the Munsey newspapers.
"How goes the battle, brolherr asked
bau of Lodge.
"Field Marshal Dixon," was the oicited
ry pi, "hus mowed down Field Marshall
McComhs with a harvester machine,
and MeConib has poured a hot statement
nto Field Marshall Hllles, and Hllles
has hit Dixon with some majority claims."
Saul looked nur.zled.
"I don't understand," said he, scratch
ing Ids heud.
"Well, nobody has anything on you
in lhnt," was the answer.
Then Gilford Pinehot ram up on thp
gallon. (Tvinir Hint (len Perkins must
have more ammunition.
lie has sent inn for n fountain pen
lo writo a check." shouted Pinehot.
"How BOes the h.ittln now. brother?"
asked Saul, and Pinehot guvs him a palr
oi opera giaes. nam put mem lo nis
eyes big end first,
"Wonderful." he exclaimed. "I bm a
stout man who appears to bo pouring
Standard Oil on troubled waters."
"That is Hoies Penrose," volunteered
"Hut how small vet how near he seems,"
"ou've got the glasses wrong end
foremost; you don't look through them
that way until after November 0," said
Then this dialogue:
Saul -U hn ! the man on the big hOMe?
1'lnehot That's not n horjej thut's a
l.ndge Who are th tun men hanging
on hl.i flank "
llourne They are Adam rtede and John
lliirl.ni, (he truthtrllerK.
.SkiiID.! ti-.y tf the truth"
Champ Say, inl.ter, ou are net kins;
X'li're the court Jester
Snul Virus Ihr Krny.
After "Henry Wuttersoii" had rushed
In with n bulletin to the effect that when
ho left yonder field the Democrats
of the House of Kepresentatives were
trying to arrange the tariff schedules
and the carnage was frightful there wero
more sounds of battle ami tho war corre
spondents gazed steadily through their
glasses. Then the convers.it Ion was re
sumed; Sul Look, look There on the upresd
tne plain the mm haunt, clanh and alay
T. the rlxht the General on the antlerert
tiliTi.it daiihes ton ard the large Oenrral
it"d on the puttlna green Many men
i h r'ranr- wnp.n follow the Hull Moore.
IMllcluit They re the tennl' caMnet.
(ti'tir ,t rhere l n nuin nn Ihn .1.1. Hn
vhi ceni to t.e .Ittlna en a money chut.
Clara - That'i Thorns P rtvan
Iliume -Why dors lie sit there Idle?
ci .rk-iu-s ni(inK for the b.dtl. te, end
ZZ ' UnPU"1 W,U ' 'h
W,.tern-l. th man who Is -houtlnr I
an I wavini: hl rm a denlih?
l.sUe N',; tint'. snntor .loeph M !
D.vn pr.i. m.Iiik fur his appearance before
th -i.i .t rummtttee.
Saul Who are the men urroundlne the 1
Ij-K.. iiim.- ,
Illume They are Ihe memberj of the
Saiil Why are the not In the battle
ll iurne Th 1U p mm the battle
JUKI after It In over
Hut jiM then some one observed that
the dawn ai. breaking.
"(lb, no," was the reply, "that's not the
dawn. HiatisCol.Jnnllamlwis "
.lnr or Yine-clnri t'edtaKr.
Then Instead of Joan of Ate. Albert
.1 lleveridgt) was discovenvl elii-iiie,( ...
Mury of Vineclad Cottage; bill 1-liun
biKutM nr. l...tl.... I....I ell.J ... 1
.m,,,ii.-i Htm 1,111,11 iu le-roimie
IN son.m-I.tw "Hill Itanies" came from
was not a I) it lo KJn K si..
vividly pirtured Ihe Bull MeVo fie . . V.
and the man with the golf sticks going
some. Tinally Pinehot galloped in
ne aio beaten." he i.iiite,l
forces of i rivilego are in c.iiitroi
"Wil-on. that's all."
I no .
Hut It was not all. for S.inl Imm.wli ,t..l..
belied a modern horso and stinted off. ,
Ho wus goinu to Vaj.hilllrtnil he ...il.l ,
to get a job. '
nui you are not a uemocr.it nor an
American citizen," ho was told.
"Gentlemen," replied fcuul solemnlv,
"I have been a life-lone Democrat v.".e
since the battle ended. "
At ones point in tho dinner o memlxr
of the club entered as a white wdnged
He had come to elnnn in. ii. nnr,.n.i.vU
i i i V iiu ms pusncart and hag
rubbish. He dumped into the bag a air
of Hull Moose horns, mmn nnaleiva r....
dictions by Chairman Dixon and Chair-
i I,f i. '"Tr1 lo ""'do uiciment ugalnst me and I want acilon "
oi (inward. ('I.r.s ian So dlers.- while the he said Ins: night. "I have l " , .
1'euroMi Legion ad vanci-d to tho. singing of :, ,,it f ,i, n, , ' . ," ' , '" """
"Hall, Hail? the Gang's All Here M f , "'Strict Attorney's olllrc a
When more sounds of Uttlo were heard ""-en '"' nnd not n word has been
it was exnlained that the. KtlOlIf til. If ' d about the matter to me. tinr hn ii in
then there was a meeting of tho Taft ,., ""ulu laKe vmca early In January,
members of the Klectoral College. Thev I MiliH J,ixwell lives with her mother,
were discussing a Vice-Presidential caii-l'"- v,'rjl Maxwell, at the Donne apart
didate. huch candidate BUgaested found jments, Korty-nlnth street und Hlghth
some excuse to doclino unci finally tho lavcnue. '-'mun
ma-a-ing of a billy goat was heard. I met In lost n e-.,..i ,
F.lectora Find a (iiiat.
"There's our Roat," chorused Ihe eight
electors as they rushed in the direction
of the sound.
Tho menu was as follows:
Cape Cod Oyntera,
Celery, Ollv.n, ItadUhen, Palted Nun,
Clear flreen Turtle,
Potomac Ham, Marguerite, Cucumbers,
(Sweetbread" liral.e, 1'lorlda l'ea,
Aturfed HoaNted Quail,
Ices in fruit form,
Coffee, Clgare, Cigarette,
Moet A Chandon Imperial Crown Brut,
theChicd rend' (!hK
Keyser or the St. Louis (Hobe-Democrat,
wero Initiated into tho club.
Two new members, Edward H. Clark of
Among tho well known diners at tho j
D. Ifdles. William K MeCmi.u Willi n I
McAdoo, William B. McKiniey, Lewis
Kl vim UiinnH l'A...i l..H nf. . a
v - "um i-inr- ,wui l uiibuuw iiiny, ur
1 tins U ln T . . I '
.Justice Pitney, Dr. !
and Frank A. Vuiiderli
FOR HOLIDAY GIFTS
The Popular Shop Presents These Suggestions
AT $1 TO $5 f0o' rfc: p1," c"' UP TO S10 7"Tb,'M.bo...r.
all t .. ... .
Joseph P. McHugh & Son
Nine West Forty-second Street,
OWN ARREST FOR THEFT
Jlerrill Snys Indictment Is Spite
Work of His Sneeessor,
Prosecutor for Queens.
WOMAN CM EXT GOT MAI)
Sued for Separation After Anlo
Hide, and Then Testified
John D. Merrill, cc-DIMrlet Attorney
of Queens county, will appear before
Judge Humphrey of Queens on Monday
to Inquire why he haw not been arrested
on a bench warrant Issued lifter he was
Indicted last Friday on it charge of
grand larceny in the second degree.
Mr. Merrill says every one In Queens
known of the Indictment, and further
more, ho adds, It Is a bit of "clnmnable
spite work" on the part of the present
District Attorney, Matthew .1. Smith.
Harly last week charges were tiled In
Albany against District Attorney Smith,
and Mr. Merrill thinks the Indictments
followed Friday because his name was
mentioned nt the time as being that of
the person behind the charges.
Since the Indictment he hn.s been In
and out of the District Attorney's otllce
n dozen times and not a wnrd has been
said to him about, the indictment and
the bench warrant for Ids nrresi. He
wants to know why.
The troublo ull centres about nn anto
mohlle ride on which Mr. niul Mrs iter(
S. Clarke of 7 Spencer place, llrooklyn, l
nnu a irieiici started on October 21 und
which resulted In u separation suit by
Mrs. Clarke two ni rests for the ullegcd
theft of the automobile and the row be
tween Mr. Merrill and District Attorney
Smith. Mr. Merrill wus counsel for
Mr. Merrill says Mrs. Clarke told him
that she heard her husband say some-1
thing to his friend about leaving her
home and continuing the nuto'rlile. She ,
leaned forward, the story continues, and 1
hit Mr. Clarke on the head, at which 1
Mr. Clarke got out with his friend und !
walked back to town. .
After Mrs. Clarke had been In the ma-
chine for two hours more, surrounded
by mysterious lexers, she telephoned tot
Krltz's guraco In Woodhaven and ,i ,
chauffeur was sent to her. He took her
u tin; nome or ii. r -.isler. t'ynper
of f.00 Chauneey street. Hrooklyn, ami
..v. ui nil inner 10OK HIP car to
Then Mrs. CJarke smighi .Mr Merrill
and started suit for separation UBulnst
her husband, allcg.'uu-m.inv things wh eh
Mr- M-rrl11 h" HMvlt form
, h"" ,,hls ,"',H Pending CllUke went
looking for his automobile and got a
'Unions fnr Krltz. Mc-atU' .lie Mrs.
Clarke moved the ear again, taking It
to the garage i.f Dr. George V Com-
stock of Woodhaven
..... . i,, i, .in., mo .w, s. (IhI Ke
made up und she took a dislike to Mr
Merrill. At least, she said tb.it he iiad
1 n a bit nice lo her and said sev
eral things about her former .ittorne.v.
I.nst Krldny Mr. nnd Mrs. Clarke n ti
ij'wed before the Grand Jurv and told
I a story on which Krltz. the' chauffeur
nnd Merrill wcie Indicted. The lirst two
men were arrested jesterday and held
I f"r ni'l,lnr"nc,: to-morrow, .l.rrlll tvm
, 1101 ariested.
" haven't been notllleil y..t of the In.
iillumit, 1...m ........
jiiuue nt atrest me. uni
going to appear In court .Monday whi n
l'"''n. .1 tor pleading
"" ""'' '''.' will happen.
ll'"c wouldn't say much abour
the cue last night except pi admit that
' ul. n .l 1 !.......,..
"er 1111-u.inu gave ine testlmnny
which led to the Indictment of th,. three
men and that she did not iikc Mr. Merrill.
G- . TAYLOR TO WED ACTRESS
r .Mnxtvell A nnimnrri i:uane-
mrnt lo Frank J. (ioiil,)'. .a,.tP.
Announcement was made from I'lor
enz Ziegfeld's Moulin Itotige Theatre
yesterday of the engagement of Vera
Maxwell, a member of the "Follies"
company, to George II. Taylor, who Is
associated with Krank .1. Gimlil In hl
blni'ss and railroad Interests. Miss
Maxwell nnd list mnii,,.. .-...it...i ... .
announcement. Mr. Tavlor was not
lt tho Cnlon League Club where he
w" ,h'"V' . a tU.d the mar-
an introduction by a mutual friend two
years ago," Miss Maxwell said. "I was
then dancing In Mr. Zlegfcld's 'Follies.'
About four months ago wo became en
gaged and are looking forward In great
happiness to our wedding In January.
It will he quiet. I will retire from the
stage after the wedding."
MEMORIAL TO GEO. D, WIDENER.
Widow or Titanic Victim (ilve-a ..
tar and riinneel,
I'muncLl'iiM. Dee. 7. Hlshop Ithlne
laniler to-morrow will dedicate at the
Church of St. Paul's In f'hcltenhJin a
- -- .1., inioumi
memorial aitar nnd chancel of the edi
fice that has been built by Mrs. George
ij. vtiuoner as a memorial to her bus
The church haH been almost entlrelv
rehiint and everywhere about It are el-
the Widener ami KIIcIiih
memorial window has h..on
dedicated to Mrs. I'. A. II. WMene,. l.v
Mr- Widener. und thero will also be ,
.1 ......... I ...i.. i . ...
chanced window ami organ dedicated to
Mrs. William I.. Klklns, Sr., by her son,
George Widener i;iklus.
Opposite Library, Now York
BLAMES BIO FIRE FOR SUICIDE,
U)er Sb)s Client l.nal Vnlunttle
t'liliers In L'ciiillnMr lliillillait.
That the Kiiuitnbtn lltllldlng flro win
responsible for the sulcldo of one man
was tho statement made to Huprrino
Court Justice Page ycstenliy by Harrv
K Herman, n lawyer, In telling of tho
death last March of John I, Valentine,
a building engineer.
The lite destroyed evidence which thy
lawyer said would have enabled Vnlen
tine to 'collect $17,000 from Oeorgo
fllldebr.ind, a" contractor, who has built
many public schools.
Valentino had drawn plans for school
hoiisew which cost about i",000,000 ntI(
hud collected $27,000 In fees when he
had a dispute with the contractor us
to the amount due and they went to
law about It. Valentino drew up a
inemoianduni of the work done on varl.
ous buildings and this paper was In his
oilier In tho K(ultable Hulldlng when It
was destroyed. Two days later Valen
tine was found dead In his room.
Attorney Herman appeared before
the court lo oppose n motion which
would have prevented Claude II. Val
entine, a son, from bringing a similar
suit against Hlldehrand. The latter
wanted to restrain the suit on the
ground that the litigation has already
cost him Jll.nuo. The court reserved
DR. SUN TO RAISE $200,000,000.
I'mnliiu Here to Help del 11100,001),.
'Oil Mr Chinese It a I Iron el .
SN I'ltANcisiTo. Dec. 7.--When Dr.
Sun Vat-sen, who Is on his wav to
America, gets here he will try to raise
one-third of 11 $00,OOt'.UOO fund for the 1
construction of n elaborate system of !
One-third of this Mini will be clven
over bv the Chinese Government. An
other third will be subscribed In Clilnii.
Dr. Sun, in whose bands the foreign
negotiations huve been placed entirely,
will try to raise the other $200,000,000
in America and Kurope.
The amount will be entirely Inde
pendent of the other $200,000,000 loan.
WILL BEGIN ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 9th.
including many articles of wear which make
charming Christmas gifts
Of chiffon velvet, brocaded vclour and silk plush, in
black or colors.
At $65 formerly 95
Of chiffon and brocaded vclour, with large fur collar
and cuffs of skunk raccoon.
At s95 formerly 135 to 165
Of fancy chiffon velvet, brocaded velvet, plush and
At $45-Jormerl) 85
Of pompadour chiffon, marquisette, beaded chiffon and
At $65 formerly $125
Of charmeuse, brocaded charmeuse and fancy chiffon.
At $85 formerly $150
Of broche crepe, embossed chiffon and beaded net.
Fancy Chiffon Blouses at $15
Formerly) $25, $30 & $35
In all the fashionable shades
Fur-trimmed and draped effects.
At $85 formerly $135 to $150
At $65 formerly $85 to $125
At $48- formerly $65 to $95
DRAPED UTILITY COATS
At $58 formerly $85
of fine quality plain and fancy velour cloth.
FUR TRIMMED COATS
At $45 formerly $65
At $10, $15 & $25
Formerly $20, $30, $40 to $65
' mftl JVuwut 4fitl) anb 4rtlt gtmt ;
TEACHERS GIVE LUNCHEON
Hifrli School Instructors Express
Uratitndc for Work She
There was a little talk about woman's
suffrage, a llttlo about tho troubles and
blessings of the modern New York
public school teacher, n little about the
public school system Itself and a great
many glowing eulogies of Miss Grace C.
Strachun. president of the Interborough
Association of School Teuchers, at tho
luno'heon given yesterday afternoon In
tho l'lazn Hotel by the Women's High
School Teachers Association In honor
of Miss Strachan.
It wus Miss Strachan who fought for
a great .many years for canal pay for
women teachers with men, and when
nn eepinl pay bill passed the State
Legislature und became law It was Miss
Strachan lo whom all tho crnllt fell.
"This seemed hut nn Inadequate
means." said Miss Una E. C.ano, presi
dent of tho Women's High School
Teachers Association, "of expressing
our gratitude to Miss Strachan and our
appreciation of the great work she has
done for us."
When a message wan read from Miss
Mary Garret t Hay, the recently retired
president of the State Federation of
Women's Clubs, from Mrs. Carrie Chap
man Cntt, the suffragette, who had been
invited to speak but' could not bo pres
ent because of Illness, Inviting the asso
ciation to Join the "world's army fight
ing to secure votes for women," there
was loud applause. And there was more
applause when l'ubllo School Super
intendent Kdward 1.. Stevens said:
"I approve of women's clubs' becauso
It gives women nn opportunity to get
together and discover thoo things of
which men have deprived them, and be.
causn they make for woman's emanci
pation. Hut this Is not woman's eman
clpatlon, it is man's emancipation, and
when I and 600,000 other men vote for
woman's nutYrago then our emancipa
tion will bo complete."
Vigorous and prolonged npplauxo fol
lowed. A few minutes later there was
much merriment when the speaker re
marked that the tea and toat habit Is
tho most baneful thing in the school
Hjnteni to-day. "Gat a Rood big break
font and you'il do your work better,"
said the superintendent.
Governor-elect Sulzer, who had been
Invited to lie present but could not at
tend because of other engagements,
sent a telegrum wishing the association
good luck and adding his word of praise
for the work Miss Strachan has done.
Mrs. Hulzer was present at the luncheon,
but did not speak.
MOST OF PARIS IN DARKNESS.
Fire In lllrelrlc Power 1'lant
Throws Capital Into C'onfnalnn.
KpevM Cable ntiipotcK to Ts Son.
l'AKls. t)ec. 7. The power station Ht
St. Denis, which furnishes electrical
power to various sectlfins of tho capital,
caught tire ut 6 o'clock this evening
and resulted in much Inconvenience
and annoyance in tho city. Tho nub
way stopped running and electrical
tram curs, loaded with passengers, came
to a sudden halt. Several quarters of
1'orlH wero plunged into darkness.
Tho people did not know what hod
happened und tho wildest rumors were
soon In circulation. At first It was
thought thut another strikn was on,
hut the rushing of flro engines through
tho city dispelled this idea. Then wild
rumors i-preod that tho station, which
HUppIleM 180,000 kilowatts, had been de
stroyed. This was also Inaccurate.
The 11 iv). which was caused by a short
circuit, was under control by 10:30
The theatres suffered badly through
the cutting off of tho electrical power.
This was notably the case with tile
Oalete. I.yrluue, Antolne, Renaissance.
Oymnase, opera Combine, Opera and
Odeon. Tho boulevard restaurants and
cafes wero also placed at u great dis
advantage. Gas and ucetylcnc nnd
candles were promptly requisitioned.
ESTABLISHED A QUARTER OF A CENTURY I
Cbigert Retail China and Glass Store in the WoldAD
of artistic and useful character
In our superb Holiday Displays the largest and finest
we have ever assembled one may select really appropriate
Gifts with thesatisfactkn of knowing that we invariably
offer the BEST of everything In China, Crystal and re
lated wares for the LEAST that can buy It. To illus.
Extraordinary Values in Fine Plates
These Plate are from one of the belt Limoge Potteries of real Gift
quality made m the moet desirable Enelith ghopet and sires. Tiw
decoration it very chaste and beautiful, consisting of a heavy 3-8-inch
paste-gold design, surrounded by a rich black bond and finished with a
- heavy gold edge.
??L??Ut!fUl PInnerwT8 Section on the same Floor
f , i 'J. replete with appropriate Qlft-suReestions Dinner Sen-ices,
'atee CuP "d Saucers in hundreds of artistic patterns.
Exclusive Designs in Chinese and French"
Lamps, Electroliers and Hanging Domes
JJZ . ?cood floor- We have imported
"i'-f d,Kncd t mountings and shades to har.
mon, producing design which are exclusive with ua.
Bnc-a-brac, Bronzes and Marbles
This artistic exhibit on the Second Floor will prove of great interest
cll VU,n ?he" Me iful CW" r
ImtSrted r?l.Jadln,ee, objects in Marble and dainty
imported Bric-a-brac of many lands. Also a special collection of
French Bronze Figures at $10
in various artistic subjects, including unique Electroliers.
Dainty Sherbet Cups and Plates
Among the many suitable Gift-articles
we are showing in fine quality Bolic
mian Glassware, are these Sherbet Cuds
DHll DfA- J I ... - . '
iu,u nam, ucvuruica Wltll a
white-and-gold design. Regu-
mny o aoz.; special value at
Equally good values in Bohemian Glass
Bowls, Vases, Handled Bon-Bon Dishes,
Table Decorations and othei artistic,
Six Special Holiday Tables
These Special Tables on the Second Floor are filled with h,.nHri. r
aid to the hurried shopper, looking for article, wiVhh! Tthi, price nge
1. no, 15 and 20 Each
Note the address of our New Store (Oppite'Tiffany a, co.)-
9 & 11 Et 57ft Streei
Just off Fifth Avenue :Trlrnbcnc.Murrqy Hill.460
TAFT ADDS 20,000 MEN
TO CIVIL SERVICE LIST
Navy Yard Mechanics Will
Hereafter Have rernm
Washington-. Dec. 7. President Tall
this afternoon signed an order and rr
of regulations placing ?o,oo skilled labor
era employed nt United States navy yard
and naval stations under Ihe civil service
The order was drawn up at (ho NVv
Department, which has been working to
this end for several yenrs.
The President's order requires that
henceforth all promotions nnd appoint
ments to positions requiring skilled labor
shall bo made on the merit system alone
Men now holding pwltlonu at navy yards
will be transferred to the classified service
lists upon recommend.-! Ion of the com
mandant of tho yurd,
Action by tho commandant is net c.
sary In each individual case. If any
present employee bo not so recommendi-il
by tho commandant llio employee shall
have thn right to nrovn his compe.(.ncv
hy examination. Hefbro ,Tuno :w. 101:1,
all employees will lie at work under the
The regulations approved to-day bv
President Taft were first drafted by ii
board of officers of the Navy Department
Thev were then submitted In a confcreiir
of the commandants of all the navy yHrdi
and naval stations. Finally, having
been approved at tho Navy Deimrtmoiii
by Assistant Secretary wlnthrop. the
men most concerned wero given nn op
portunity to pass upon the rules.
They wero submitted to groups of
master mechanics nt tho New York anil
Boston yards. Tho employees' committees
returned tho regulations with their ap
proval except for n few recommendation:!
for changes of a minor character.
Between 3.000 and 4,000 mon at tho New
York Navy Yard are affected by tlie Presi
dent's order. Tho men employed ss
stablemen, cleaners and in such purely
manual capacities are not includod in
Smico Platos.. .$1C 60 do;.
Dinner Plates $13.60 "
Soup Plates . . $13.00 "
Entree Plates . $11.75 "
Tea Plates . . .
Butter Flat3 . $7.E0 "
and Saucers .$16.00 "
Tea Cups and
Saucers $14,00 "
in Rich Crystal
Crystal of real Gift-quality
every piece entirely hand-cut
is shown here in hundreds ol
graceful designs and shapes.
In this brilliant display there is
for example, a beautiful Bowl,
in a deep combination hobnail
and chrysanthemum cutting, put
up in a dainty Silk-lined Leath
erette Case complete, worth
at least $9; extraordinary value
at our special P