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Vll' WlllliUii MmUt XdtUm.
Kj THE POCKET HEBVB.
PHf.t Orator LTrtcn told a greater troth than be
tmV, Intendod when bo Bald to the assembled
E&' Bepnbllcans lost night: "Tho President's
B:, Message touches yonr poelcets."
Bf Indeed it does, and tho pockots of all othor
Hv The Prosidont purposes to loavo in the
Ktr pockets of the men who earned it tho 1100,-
Er 000,000 a year now extorted from them by nn-
Kr necessary taxes.
Hsv, There is a principle involved in thispolioy,
Bjf but the pocket nerve is a very sensitive one
Hf)' to American taxpayers, as tho war-tariff de-
Rv fenders will discover.
Bk the item bouhd.
KiU In the friendly bout of tho Republican
Kf, clubs the first knock-down was won by Bum.
HkV Theresnlt must havo boen surprising to
Kr those who fancied that Mr. Bunnc's recent
Eu '''message'' had solidified and remagnetlzed
Kf the party in his favor.
B -The substantial reasons why tho Eopub-
Bi lieans would not, as a matter of good policy,
Hfif nominate Mr. Bianre for President maybe
K, Bet aside by the tariff issue. But the vote of
Hfv tho clubs yesterday shows that the nomintv.
Hj; J tlon is by no means concedod to him yet.
K$ Ever so many things may happen before
K A BHAM WAB.
K If the "Anti-Saloon Republicans " are
H,( really hostile to the saloon, instead of being
on a scout for temperance votes, there is a
HRt1 practical way for thorn to prove it.
Hs Xiet them direct their efforts to securing
KL pledges from all Republicans not to keep or
H' to patronize saloons. If successful, such a
L' crusado would shut up half the saloons for
BWI want of patronage.
' Will the " Anti-Saloon Republicans " fight
HLy tho saloons in this fashion ? In tho language
Hh ', of HoEAoa OnxxxxT, ' ' Not by a long chalk I "
smlifvK There ore too many men of that party in the
aH f ' business, and too many of its voters -who toko
aH V'H'' their drinks as regularly as other people.
' w ? r It is a sham war, for votes only.
m ) " l BWELLnro the estimates.
H ,4 ' vtJp go tho city estimates for tho coming
Hk year. And np, of course, will go the taxes.
m New York's government cost 91,000 an
BV k0 bi 1887. It will cost much more in 1888.
HV 'Well, tho metropolis is rich and growing
HK. Vk richer and can afford to have what it wants
"' yV V and pay for it.
' But here's tho rub. It pays for things and
doesn't get them. It expends big sums for
;i, good pavements, clean streets and innumer
I 1 B4 other things which are never realized.
aH m nero oncht to be more of the O. O. D.
H ' T' irinoiple in the municipal expenditures.
m ;' Q00S fatheb eiohdak.
Hj ' Look out for the poor immigrant girls,"
H't k V"? taa 'ast wor(lg ' Father Riobdin, the
H Vwlo Garden priest. Even on his death bed
Hi his thoughts lingered on the noble work to
Hi ,. vhtch he hod so zealously devoted his life.
Hf f Vstler Szobdam was indeed a friend in
L l neAlto the thousands of poor girls who find
1 i" the.Wlvcs at Oostle Garden, unprotected
Hi ' straVin, in B gtrange land. His work was
B .J! ?' tUVtactioal sort. He supplemented his
H : i priest.liliieBalng with substantial assistance
m k that miVt his mission one of the most useful
fli , Too lAach honor cannot be given to tho
B' memory V such a priest. There is many a
, , well-paid Wpit in this town that has not
allBrl '. cne"tenUl W Father Riobdim's good work to
BiR 'its credit. V
H iwnnr bull, ahoti
H It seems prc&ible now that the next inter.
H & National race iy be a contest between steam
H' I yachts. Tho sSLariority of American slo6ps
H ihj tolerably wet&stablished and it is hardly
B ,fc . Worth while to aBaaalate more evidence of
v this (act. MoroSer, the absurd and an-
HVe J sportsmanlike couitieas which now hedge
HKjLf ' the America Oup a likely to preyent further
Bp . Let us have a colUst betweea the steam
BL, u TMUa for variety. AMtl,B ptie U already'
El ' Yh'
offered to tempt our friends over tho water,
and they may be assured of fair play and
Cqme, Johnnie Dull, yon aro thrloe beaten
in the contest of white-wings. Let us see
what'you can do in tho line of nautical en
gineering. Bring on your smoke-stacks.
Within a short timo it will bo possiblo to
rcduco letter postago to ono cent an ounce
without Involving a serious loss to tho Gov
ernment. To mnko tho chango now would probably
crtato a deficiency of somo $10,000,000 a year.
Tho champions of n perpetual war tariff see
in this another opportunity to spend the
surplus, and thoreforo some of thorn favor a
reduction in postago at ouco.
If tho Government will tako from tho tax
payers no moro moneyltlinnt ncods.they can
pay the present rates of pontapo without
trouble until such timo as a cheaper rate can
Tho Commission appointed bv tho Legisla
ture to roport on tho " most hnmano mothod
of capital punishment " is understood to bo
in favor of somo electrical modoof executing
Tho murdorers themsolves are not glvon to
scloctlng tho " most humrmo mothod " of
despatching tholr victims ; but society owes
something to Itself. And hanging is cer
tainly a coarso and brutal method of execut
ing a criminal.
It would undoubtedly bo loss shocking to
kill by a shock than by hanging.
Mr. Luton says that in Mississippi " whon
tho Democratic convention adjourns tho
election is over." It is just so in Pennsyl
vania and Vermont and Iowa whon tho
Republican conventions adjourn. Tho elec
tions in some States aro only ratification
Tho Republican Club absentoos from tho
Ooopor Union meeting last night wore per
haps "around town" gathoring ocular and
tangible proofs of tho need of a Republican
Tho colored orator from tho South failod
to mention anything that tho Republican
party has dono for his raco within tho last
dozen years to call for tho fealty of tho
Tho Democrats in Congress may as well
give up tho idea of trying to overcome tho
majority of 80,000 in monopoly-ridden Penn
sylvania or of weaning Ohio from its idols.
Thero is a good deal of sound philosophy
in Mr. Powdehlt's letters. Ho is not alarmed
by the unrest among tho laborers. " Discon
tent," ho says, "is tho mother of progress."
There is some doubt whether young Boss
Couc will bo a very merry soul after Jimmy
IIusTxn's persimmon polo gets in its final
Being " fondlod with a club " docs not ap
pear to improve Mr. Blaini's political prospects.
Tho Bliini boom collided with an Olilo
ice-floe yesterday and was badly shaken up.
It was so Russian, you know.
r, The Kansas City Board of Education has decided
to mko toe study of Spanish compulsory In tho
city high schools.
A joans led not yet In his teens was recently
sintenced to a term In jail at Moullns, France, for
mealing a ciko worth one cent.
A boj and girl, aged fourteen and twelve years,
respectively, were recently married at Shelby,
Ala. , with the consent of their parents.
A parly of emigrants from Wisconsin pused
through Ilawklntvllle, Oa., Isst Friday en route to
Florida. They bad travelled all the way In wag
ons, and had been on the road since the 1st of
Dr. Charles Terrell, of Eastview, Va., recently
shot a quail, the plumage of which was pure white,
and It Is now In the bands of a Washington taxi
dermist to be mounted. A white quail is about as
rare a sight as a blue monkey.
The contract for tho erection of the Hendricks
Monument at Indianapolis will be let Jan. 1, all
but $8,000 of the 115,000 subscribed for tho fund
having been collected. The largest sum contrib
uted was two, given by W. W. Corcoran, of Wash
lngton. Berry Lewis, of lied Oak, in Lawrence County,
Uo., makes the claim that he was the pioneer
settler of Illinois. He moved from Tennessee, his
birthplace, to Marlon County, III., In liii, and
supported hlmjelf by bunting and trapping for
many years until he finally decided to croas the
river and become a Mlssourlan.
A sensation wss caused In the court-room at Cal
houn, da., last week by the fainting of a witness
for the defense In a suit to recover a sum ot money
which a farmtr had lost while trading In a Calhoun
store. The testimony of the wltnccs seemed ou Its
faoe to be perjury, and the words had hardly left
his lips before he fell to the floor unconscious.
Will Johnson, a young man living near Cowdcn,
S. C, met with a severe and peculiar accident tho
other day. He bad returned from a hunting trio
and was leaning over tho stove when his powder
sssk fell out of his pocket Into the Are. Before he
could seize 11 the Cask exploded with great vio
lence and he was badly Injured.
CoL J. O. Churchill, of St. Louis, recently re
ceived from Capt. Ortou Ingersoll, ot Arkansas
City, a valuable sword which he had dropped and
lost when wounded at the attack on Fort Donelnou.
Capt, Ingesoil bad ploked the sword up In the
field at Donelson, carried It through the war and
taken It home with him when he retired toclill
A correspondent writing from Russia says that In
the dining-room ot one of the large cafi of Mos
cow there Is a pool of fresh water In which Ash of
various kinds and sizes swim about. Any patron
of the restaurant who may wish a courie of fish
for his dinner goes to the pool, picks out the par
ticular fish which strikes bis fancy and in a Jiffy
the waiter has captured It with a dip-net and sent It
A singular Incident occurred In a Pullman sleep
ing car on the Knoxvllle and Augusta ltallroad the
other day. Just as the train was leaving Bradley
two "dry" passengers returned to their acuta
after a vain search through tho cars for a drink.
An instant later a missile came crashing through
the window Just In front of them, and they sprang
to their feet in terror. The mlstlle was picked op
and found to be a flask partly filled with choice
whiskey. Tola story Is vouched for by the Augusta
atlslMsialilsftT ''I '' IT'
GOSSIP FBOM WASHINGTON.
After the Holiday Kress l-oolt Oat for a
Hot Time on the Turin Personal Points
About Now York Congressmen,
WisntsOTOH, Dec. 18. Nothing of an exciting
nature Is looked for In Washington until after the
holldsya. After Congress resssembles In January
the faslilonaulo world will begin to look up. Then
It will be that the statesmen of the country will
start In with their pet measures to distract tho
financial and political Interests. At this time It
Is next to Impossible to predict what Congress Is
dlsroscd to do or will do with toe tarllf. The
tinsnlmons sentiment In snd out of Congress Is that
tho nucmltv for action was nccr more appsrent
and that nccr was the fear of delay moro wide
spread. Republicans and Democrats, Protection
ists snd Frcc-1 raders, tariff reformers, one and
all unhesitatingly admit the urgency that the occa
sion protiits suit tlio Imperative duty which de
volves u ion Congrcsf. Hut how Is th problem to
bo solved and who Is to bo the man for the occa
sion? Thestskcs are momentous, and tho sllshtcst
error or false si en will prove disastrous to the
party tint makes It. It Is not surprls ng, there
fore, that the leaders of both psriles In congrcis
fight shy of the subject until they aro forced, out
ot necensity, to face tht music. It Is no secret
that the most prominent orators or both partle In
both branches of Congrcis aro preparing rpecnes
on the tarllf ami aro for formulating policies lor
Hie best method ot reducing tho surplus, the Re
publicans, particularly, propose to pay their re
spects to tho President quite vigorously on acount
of his messsge.
The Democrats are In One fettle for the encoun
ter. As between Speaker Carlisle and Samuel J.
RandslI there Uois not seem to be that fricthjn
which wss so destructive to till efforts to pass a tariff
lull In tho last und preceding Congresses. These
two able men hae at last, so it appears, reached
some understanding, tho result of which, It is
hoped, will redound to the best Interests of the
country and their party. .This understanding
could only be obtained by mutua.1 concessions.
War was threatened at one time between the
New Tork members over tho dlstilbutlon of a num
ber of petty offices In the gift of the Doorkeeper of
the Honso. But the difficulty has been tided over
and peace Is restored. Two geatleraen were loft
out In the cold Messrs. Archie Bliss and Hlahl
necker because they voted for ex-Doorkeeper Sam
Donelson, while every other one of their codesunes
voted for CoL Hurt and sleeted him by doing so.
One of the handsomest equipages In Washington
belongs to Congressman Stshlnecker. It Is a single
horse trap. Tho tost of tho carrlago was $1,500.
Tho anlniul that draws It la a full-blooded Hamble
tonlan that was raised In the blue-grass country.
Ills name Is Ccrebus. He Is five ytars old, gen
tle as as a kltton, and at tho same timo full of life
and spirit. .Every pleasant afternoon the Congress
msn csn be seen In great style, giving Cerebus
sn airing on the avenue, the observed of all ob
servers. Severs! members of Congress who own
fast horses have undertaken many times to shako
tho dust of their wheels in Cerebus's face, but
up to date tho palm for speed remains with the
fleet-footed barb from Yonkcrs.
Before going to tho Hot Springs, Gen. Splnola
found timo to go to tho ExecutUo Mansion, pay
his respects to the President and express his pro
found delight at the prospect of resuming the
Irleudly relations which were suspended for sev
eral yesrs In consequence of Mr. Cleveland, while
Govern ir ot New York, refusing to sign a bill In
wnlcn (len. Splnola was Interested, (leu. Splnola
Bald, after the Interview, which was very cordial
on both sides: "Only one name will bo mentioned
In tho Democratic Nailon.il Convention drover
Cleveland and he will bo nominated by acclama
tion, ali this Republican talk tu i he contrary uot
wlthstsnding." Mrs. Splnola accompanies tho
General to the Strings. He Is not expected to
return to Washington before the middle of Jan
uary, when he hopes to bo thorougnly cured of
The youngest and healthiest-looking member of
the New York delegation Is James a Sherman, who
represents Roscoe Conklmg's old Congressionsl
district. Mr. Sherman and Mr. Conkllng are the
youngest Mayors the city of Uticu bss had. Sher
man Is mo.it hi and retiring in disposition, but is
possessed ot more tbsn average ability. He haa
already made many friends since his arrival. He
promises to becomo one ot the most effeotlve
workers In committee from the Kmpue State.
Sunset Cox Is hopeful of getting possession of his
own house by tho middle of January. Ho declares
that he isslokof hotel living. He expects to do a
great deal of literary work this winter. Ho Is nuw
engaged upon a new work. His Income from his
books runs as high as $25,000 a year.
' Such kisses, " said the little actress scornfully,
shaking her golden curls and arranging her rosy
lips Into a delightful pout, ' ' are not worth having.
In fact, they are nothing more nor less than a hid
eous parody on the genuine article."
Now, to anybody who did not know the BUbJect
of our conversation, such a remark as that Just
made, would havo been startling. I should really
be seriously embarrassed If I were not permitted
to explain matttrs, because, as I was the only per
son present at the time my little sunny-haired
friend gave cnt to this sentiment, you will readily
seo that I might subject myself to unworthy
Tho fact Is that wo were merely discussing the
stsgo kiss, In which susccptiblo theatre-goers are
deeply Interested, audi wasendeavonngto extract
a little Information ubout It from tho dainty little
lady who wus only too willing tu give It.
" Tho uudlcnce Imagines," sho said, "when
they seo a handsomely dreisod young man, good
looking, well mustache J and altogether Btyllsh I
bate that word, don't you ? fervently embrace tho
leading lady of the company that the kiss, even
though It may not be given with gonulno feeling,
must, nevertheless, 'bo agreeable. Oh, my dear
boy, do, If you can, cuntrsdlct this for my sake.
Never wss there so fatal an error or a supposition
so stupidly unwarranted by the real facts of tho
Sne was evidently deeply In earnest, and earnest
people aro always entitled to profound attention,
so I became profoundly uttcntlte.
11 1 must make a confession," she said, In more
subdued tones, "and tell you everything. The
drat time I knew I bad to be Luted on the stage by
the good-lookluz leading man ahl you would bo
surprised if I told you his name I admit that I was
dellgh.cd. Yes, I was by no moans avcrsotolt.
I knew that the role called for tho kiss and I was
satisfied, bhall I ever forget that kiss I I think
not. I found a faco besldo my own, so besmeared
with rouge, to lucrustcd with powder, so moist
with cosmetic, thst I assure you It didn't look like
a face. As I said, this wss really my first stage
klsa. I don't say It was tny first kiss, mark you
well, because well, I have three brothers. Hal
She laughed provoklugly, and I felt vexed with
out knowlug why.
'His awful lace," she went on, "was pressed
close to mine, and It positively sickened me. The
leading man was French, and he had dined elabor
ately on food exceedingly flavored with garlic I
remember I had to spring back after the embrace
and exclaim, ' How dare you Insult me with your
kisses. U!e them to her who will appreciate
I made that speech from my heart. I thor
oughly mcsnl what I sild, and tho effect upon the
audlenco was excellent. Only, for the life of me, I
couldn't think of any one who would appreciate such
kisses. I wouldn't havo offered tnein to my bit
terest foe. "
Sho laughed at the recollection and then went
on: "Stage kisses are generally disgusting, of
course, sometimes there are merely make-believe
kisses, but when you are right In front of tho audi
ence that Is Impossible. The audience may some
times be shocked at the apparent warmth of a stago
kits, but Ibey would be more shocked If It were not
glcn. A man who is so enveloped In paint Isn't a
a man. You are merely kissing a painted doll,
with a mustache so colored by cosmetics that yon
are in morisl ugonr lest It leave some trace on your
Illy-white kln. oh, yesl" she added, smiling,
"tnauy aro the 'property' mustaches I have
loathed for that reason."
Then sue uttered the remark which cmbarrussed
me at the beginning.
' ' Do you kuow," she sald.bcsmlng seraphlcally,
' that at one time I was ao utterly lck of stage
kissing, and It became ao revolting to me, that I
really thought yes. I did, honor bright I that I
should never again uo able to tolerate kissing off
he stage." alin Dai
DOGS WITH RIBBONB ON TIIEH.
Alas si Tanker for the President and Queer
Plceons sit the Poultry Show.
Tho dismal woather yesterday acted de
oresslngly on the big poultry, dog and
pigeon show at tho Madison Square Garden,
but tho small attendance mado it possiblo for
tho judges to work much foster, and at
nightfall the department dovoted to dogs
had been thoroughly examined and tho
prlzo winners wero docked with tho ribbons
symbolical of their riiccprs.
I'rinco, tlio wiro-haircd fox.torricr owned
by Henry D. Steers, of 10 East Thirty-eighth
htrcct, won tho first prizo in thnt class, and
English Jack, tho property of J. R. Gildor
slcovo, of 37 Ilutton street, Jorsoy City, was
declared to bo tho finest black-anu.tan terrier
in the show.
In tho Yorkshire torrlcr class, Champion
Ben, dog, first, mid Sunday, second, aro
owned by Peter Cassldy, and Lilllo. bitch,
and Bright, a bluo.and-tnn dog, woro awarded
Among the toy terriers, Oildersleeve's
black-and-tan Monarch won first prize, and
an unnamed bitcli owned by William J.
King, of 241 WcstThirty-third street, socond.
Among the pugs. Jumbo, jr., tho pet of
Mrs. Marlon E. Barmouster, of Crawford,
N. Y., was tho favorite, and Punch, owned
by Mrs. S. Maddox, was second. F. Sonn
took first prizo for bitches with Daisy.
Mr. Qildorsleevo's King Charles spaniol,
Charloy, took first prize in his class and Mr.
Bonn's Llttlo Oirl took first prizo for bitches.
In tho Blenheim spaniel class Oildersleovo's
Princo and Lady won first and second prizes,
and his Kobio, a (?6,000 black and whito ani
mal, took first prize for Jnpancso Bpaniels.
In the pup class E. M. Searlos's litter of
pugs and Mrs. Marion E. Barniouster's pug
puppies were successful.
Tho stag hound that followed Gen. Custer
till his death attracts much attention at tho
Tho prizes for tho various plgoon classes
will bo awarded today. Thoro is n splendid
(liBnlay of tho feathered messengers and of
turbits, fantalls, swallows, Brunswicks,
barbs, owls, magpies, priests, trumpeters and
There aro also mnny exhibits entirely for
iiign to the character of the bIiow. Tho big
bronze turkey which is exhlbitod by Sher
man Hartwell and which will grace tho Whito
House tnblo Christmas was woighod yester
day. He tipped tho scaleB at 44 pounds.
Tho Chineso owls of R. Blumko, 248 Gra
hnmavonuo, Brooklyn, are a source of won
der, and, indood.tho whole ehow is a success.
rHIZES FOR THE MASONS.
Home to be Ulven Asrny To-night and Other
to bo Awarded by Totes.
Fifty thousand dollars is tho amount taken
in at the booths and tables up to last night
by the ladios who aro managing tho Masonic
Fair, and this is only part of the rovenuo.
The other statistics aro not in yet.
To-night at Stoinway Hall thero will bo a
grand concert given by tho Crescent Lodgo
in aid of tho Masonio Asylum Fund. Thoso
who are fortunate enough to possess tickets
will have a chanco of getting three valuahlo
articles, which aro to bo givon away to tho
holders of lucky tickets at tho concert. A
committoo of Grand Lodgo officers will make
Tho prices aro a Hnrdman grand upright
piano valuod at $1,250; a Russian seal mantle
donntod by C. 0. Shayno for which Miss
Annie Pixloy offers $1,050, and a parlor
orgnn valued at $260, the gift of It. M.
In tlio voting for the most popular Mason
C. C. Shayno heads tho list, and ho will prob
ably securo the goat done up in rod ribbon.
Tho Rov. 0. L. Twing hoads the list of
clorgymon and Mjbs Tilho Munroe the list of
popular young ladies. The Wobld has
jumped ahead Tu tho uowspaper fight.
Voting dn the stand of colors, was sus
pended last night on account of' the non
arrival of the flags. The Soventh Regiment
will probably come in first, at least so tho
young lady who has boen studying this con
"I will have to swim the East River if I
spoud any moro money here," Bald a young
man from Brooklyn last night.
"That would put new life into you," re
marked the little lady who was trying to sell
him a chanco in a lambrequin.
Tho young man could not seo it in that
light, however, and made his escape.
Columbia Alumni Dine To-Night.
The Alumni of Colombia College will hold their
annual dinner at the Hotel Bronswiok this evening
at 0.30. Moro tickets have been sold than for any
previous dinner. The College Glee Club will be
S resent. Frederic R. Coudert, Class of 'SO, Presl
ent of the Alumni Association, will preside, and
specohrs will olio bo made by Mayor Aoram S.
Hewitt, Class ot '49; Both Low, CIsss of TO; Ed
mund Wetmore, President of the Uarvsrd Club;
Cliauncey M. Depew, President ot the Yale
Alumni Association; the Rev. Dr. Van Dyke, Jr.,
President of the Princeton Club, and others.
Hull of the Eastern lloulevard Club.
The Eastern Bonlevard Club Is so prosperous as
regards membership and sinking fund that at the
meeting laBt night It was voted to knock off $8 a
year from dues of members and add $s to tho
initiation feo. Tho tickets, limited to 1,000. for
the club's ball, to be held on Jan. gs.at the Lexing
ton Acuue Opera-House, were distributed, 'the
committee of Arrangements consists of Edward
Atkinson. Win. Henry KncTx, Edward n. Lamar,
George lloerter, James P. Warren and Samuel E,
Driven from Her Home.
Mrs. Annctto Schwsrtz, of 415 East Seventeenth
street, reported st Police Headquarters this morn
ing thst a friend of hers, a Mrs. Sauer, had been
driven from her home by a drunken hnsbsnd, and
thst her children were being cared for by the
neighbors. Sauer threatened to kill the children If
they went with their mother. If Mrs. Sauer docs
not return home by to-night the children will bo
glcn In chsrge ot the Society for the Prevention of
Cruelty to Children.
Mayor Hewitt Mum About the Letter.
Mayor Hewitt refused this morning to ssy any
thing about the letter he received la rogard to the
removal of an old and tho appointment of a now
assessor by lTcsldcm Coleman of tho Department
of Taxes and Assessment, The letter Is supposed
to be a Uely one. He says be will do nothing
about the latest appeal of the boys for the restor
ation to them of Duane Park.
Foreigners, Politicians and Others.
Sir R. Musgrave, of Ireland, Is at the Victoria.
a T. Gray, ot Boston, la a gnest at the Qrsnd.
blr Donald A. Smith, ot Montreal, 1 staying at
Judge W. C. Dunton, of Rutland, Is now a gnest
at the sturtevunt
Ex-Congressman A. II. Ranney, of Boston, reached
the Fifth Avenue to-dsy.
Gov. c 11. Sawyer, of New Hampshire, Is one of
the notables at the Fifth Avenue.
J. C. Jordan, of the firm of Jordan. Marsh A Co.,
or Boston, Is registered at the St. James.
Gen. II. C. Wilkinson, of the British Army, Is
among to-dsy's arrivals at the Brevoorl House.
Among others at the OUsey are ex-Congressmsn
R. G. llorr, of Michigan, and btate senator Abra
ham Lansing, ot Albany.
Col. Enoch Rosier, a Memphis capitalist, J. L.
Forepangh, of bt. Paul, and C U. Grosvenor, of
Athens, O. , are booked at the Fifth Avenue.
Congressman L. C. Uouc and ex-United States
Marshal A. M. Hughes, of Nashville, are among
the Republican delegates now stsylng at the Hoff
man. Frank Gordon, son of Gen. Gordon, of Georgia,
who was last night married to a daughter of
Hsllett Ktlbourn, will to-day leave the ailsty with
Lrnde Ilsrrlson, of New Haven ; Capt. A. H.
Sweeney, of Albany; Col. John Don, of Brlg.-Qen.
Csrr". siaff, snd Alien O. Myers, ot Cincinnati, are
all stojplng st the Gilsey.
The Murray Hill's reslster bears, among others,
these names! Judge Wm. L. Learned, of Albany;
D. C. Robinson, of Hartford; A, A. Strout, of
Portland, and John It. De Witt, President ot Fort
Isnd's big Insurance company.
Commandera U. M. Itosers, U. 8. N Lieut.
John A. Perry. U. B. A., Capt, D. D. Gulllard. V.
a A., and P. G. Squires, U. 8. A.', Instructor at
St. John's College, are among the recent arrivals
at the Grand.
MISERY IN LIFE AND DEATH.
A rOOB MOTHEE'S VIGIL BY THE SIDE OF
IIEE DEAD DADE.
Resklng Three Days In Tain For Means to
Ilnry (be Child Potter's Field the Only
Resource Finally Her Husband On a
Npree Hlnee the Infant Died A Tale of
Poverty From an East Ilroadway Garret.
In a wretched room in tho tenement 24
East Broadway, tho bare walls and floor and
scanty furnishings of which bespeak tho pov
erty of tho tenants, lhcd a few days ago
James Driver, a drunken printer, his wifo
and their child, seven weeks old.
To-day tho futhor is gono, no ono knows
where, the child lios in tho Morgue waiting
burial in Potter's Field, and tho mother sits
huddled in her scanty garments trying to keep
The couplo woro married ten years ago,
when ncithor was moro than seventeen.
They had fivo children, two of whom are
dead, while tho others aro in St. John's
Home in Brooklyn. Their mnrried life has
boen unfortunate. Six months ago Mrs.
Driver loft her husband, who failod to sup
ply her oven with tho nocessarios of lifo, and
went to her sister-in-law's in Brooklyn.
Lnst Saturday Driver sobered up suffi
ciently to repent, secured the room in tho
East Broadway tenement, and Sunday
moved in with his wifo and babe.
The infant was a dolicate littlo thing, and
lack of nourishment and care did not help it.
Tho child grew weaker hourly. Thero was
no attompt mado at first to secure modical
treatment. Indeed, if tho mother found
moans to buy a meal sho was fortunate, and
tho poor babe Buffered accordingly.
Last Monday a neighbor called, and be
tween them they decided to soek aid for tho
child. Tho only physician they know was
an Indian Doctor on East Broadway. Ho
saw tho child, said ho could not livo, gave
him modicino to ease pain, took a dollar for
his services and was gono.
That afternoon tho baho died. The samo
day tho father started on a spree On Tues.
day ho turaod up at homo, and found tho
little ono's lifeless form on the cot and tho
mother sobbing besldo it.
Iiut tho pictnro evidently did not impress
him greatly. Ho said ho would go out and
borrow monoy to buy n coffin. He went and
tho wifo has seen nothing of him since. An
undertaker mot him twice, both times
drunk and still looking for the nocessary
Tuesday night, Wednesday and Thursday
passed with no caller save tho undortakor.
He wanted pay, cash down, for his coffin, ho
said, or ho would not furnish it. On Thurs
day morning at 9 the mother started out to
borrow tho $4 sho needed to satisfy him.
Half an hour later the undertaker called
with a simple llttlo coffin, with nickel trim
mings under his arm. For three hours ho
waited, nnd then without a word tuckod tho
box uuder his arm and went away.
At !) o'clock Mrs. Driver returned. She
had beon ablo neithor to beg nor borrow tho
monoy. Sho was wet, worn out and misera
blo after the dismal tramp.
Then again neighbors enmo tohorreliof.
Thoy went to the Madison street police sta
tion, tho Elizaboth street police Btation and
to the office of tho Commissioners of Chari
tios and Correction, Third avenuo and Elev
enth stroet, where sho finally found assist
ance Lato in the afternoon yesterday the Public
Undertaker drove to tho house, dropped tho
body into a plain pine box, nailed down the
cover and drove to the Morgue.
Driver has not yet returned.
HELD WHILE HIS THROAT WA8 OUT.
The Peacemaker In a Fight Between Aque
duct Laborer Hhoeklacly Wounded.
Somo Aquoduot laborers had a fight last
night, in consequence of which one man now
lies in tho Manhattan Hospital in a critical
Thomas Kennedy, aged twenty-four, is a
laborer in shaft No. 28, and is also the keeper
of a boarding-house at One Hundred and
Sixty-third street and Tenth avenuo. Pat
rick Corcoran, aged twenty, is a boarder.
Last night Corcoran and another man had
a disputo about somo money and soon came
to blows. Kennedy, not wishing any fighting
on his promisos, stepped in between the two
combatants and endeavored to tpiell the dis
turbance. As ho did so Corcoran, with an oath, pulled
out a razor and, seizing Kennedy by the hair,
drow the weapon around his neck. Kennedy
fell, whilo blood spurted from tho wound.
Corcoran endeavored to escape, but tho
spectators, enraged by his action, set upon
him and beat him unmercifully. Whon he
did manago to break away both eyes woro al
most completely closed and blood was flow
ing from many outs on his faco and skull.
In this condition the man climbod ovor the
rear fence and ran down tho street. Ho was
Btopped by Policeman Groo, of the Ono Hun
dred and Fifty-second4stroot squad, and led
book to the scene of the fight.
Konnedy was lying on tho ground uncon
scious. Tho spectators had fled. Tho officer
summoned an ambulance and had the land
lord removed to tho Manhattan Hospital,
where his wound was pronounced serious.
Corcoran's head was dressed by the ambu
lance surtreon and then ho was locked un.
Detective Thayer hunted up two witnesses,
John Cunningham, aged twenty, a boarder
with Kennedy, and Folix McKendry, of One
Hundred and Seventy-ninth street and Tenth
Tho party, with the exception of Kennedy,
were arraigned in the Harlem Polico Court
this morning. The two witnesses were Bent
to tho House of Detention and Corcoran was
held to await the result of Kennedy's in-iuries.
An International Y. f)I. C. A. Dinner.
The annual dinner and meeting of the Interna
tional Committee of the Young Men's Christian As
sociation was held last night at Clark's In Twenty
third street, Cephas Bnilnsrd presided. The
twelve secretaries presented their reports and
speeches were made by many others. Among those
E resent were J. A. Bostwlck. Elliott F.
hepard, James Tslcott, J. Noble Stearns,
Robert Harris, President Northern 1'aclOo
ltallroad; Prof. William IL Thompson,
Benlsmln C. Wetmore. John M. Toucey, R. It.
Mcliurnee, Everett P. W heeler. Dr. Lncisn Warner,
Col. E. P. Ketchum, John S. Bussing, Francis W.
Kennedy, Nelson F. Evans, of Philadelphia;
Thomas Cochran, of St. Paul; President Gates, of
Ruuers College; Jsmes W. Hsrle, of Atlanta, Oa.:
Mayor Rowland, ot Toronto; E. & Cowles, of
Jersey City; William W. WlckeaandW. Packard.
Sinister Form Union.
The Malsters' Union No. 1, of New York and
vicinity, was Incorporated to-day for tho purposes
ot maintaining wages, protection from lack ot em
nloyment, to see that Justice Is done to them In all
their dealings with their employes snd foremen,
and generally to uphold the moral as well as the
Intellectual and phystial condition of the raaliters
st large, and, H possible, to ameliorate the same
and for mutual benefit. The trustees sre Joseph
A. Wincey, Henry Freeh, Nlekolaus Itlegil,
Eugene Epple snd Peter Schneider,
"Green Goods" Uptown.
Somo time ago Supt, Murray received a letter
from Norfolk, Vs., which slated that "green
goods " rata were operating in tho upper part of
the city. The missive was turned over to Capt.
Murnhy, of the West One Hundredth street police,
and yesterday his officers arrested Thomas Martin,
of ItU West One Hundred snd Eighth street, on sus.
plclon. There wss no evidence against Martin,
nowevsr, and he was ducnarged in the Harlem
Court this morning,
Hharp Affected by the Weather.
Jacob Sharp was considerably Influenced by tho
unpleasant weather yesterdsy. In the evening he
wss tnuob worse. He failed visibly, although the
change was not so serious ss to give any meat fears
ot tae old man's death. The bright, clear weather
to-day may do aemetblng towards repairing the
ebange for the worse yesterday, "" "
HONORING THE DEAD PEIESP,
atony reople Looking Upon Father B-lordan
lor tbn Last Time.
A stranger passing St. Bernard's Church,
in West Fourteenth stroet, and seeing the
lino of men and women that files steadily
through tho doors would bo tempted to ask t
" What servioo is going on to-doy ?"
Any ono who know what drow thorn there
might answer : " It is tho sorvico of tho poor
and humble to one whoso lifo was spent in
bofriending the unfriended."
Tho mngnot that draws this concourso is
the dead form of Father John Riordau, the
priest of Cnstlo Garden, tho father to thous
ands of lgnorunt young Irish girls who
landed at tho Battory and found none to
greet or caro for them save tho burly, tender-hearted
friend who was waiting to shield
their simplo, innocent souls from tho wiles
which awaitod them. His roof afforded them
homollko hospitality until thoy could find
thoir friends or start on their journey to the
West, and his cheery voico followed them in
tones of benediction and encouragement.
No wondor that tho women looked linger
ingly on the still fnce, so changed from the
roseate huo of iocnnd health which tho good
Driest woro in life, although a quiet smile
still plays about tho cold lips so used to
smiling on tho sufToriug needy. What
woudor when tho lost words that thoy
formed woro: "Tako caro of tho poor im
Men and women passed slowly on by tho
tall candles and wiped tho tears from their
eyes as thoy mado their way from tho church.
Tho main altar is heavily draped in black.
The body will bo transferred to a plain caskot
this opening by Undortakor Leonard. To
morrow morning at 8 o'clock it will bo takon
to tho Cnthedral, whore Archbishop Corrigan
will celohrato a solemn Pontifical mass of
requiem for tho hurablo priest.
Tho deacons of honor will be Rev. Q. A.
Ilcaloy, pastor of St. Bernard's Church, with
which Futher Riordan was connected for ten
years, and tho Rev. James H. McQean, also
of St. Bernard's. Tho Deacon of tho Mass
will bo the Rov. W. J. O'Kelly, and the sub
deacon the Rev. J. Hurley. Tho assistant
priest will be tho Rov. C. M. O'Keefe.and
tho master of ceromonics tho Rov. J. Kear
ney. Tho two chanters, or antlphonarii, will bo
the Revs. J. J. Koan, of St. James's Churcii,
and J. M. Orady.
All who tako part in tho function are
friends of the late Father Riordan, although
it would have been hard to have selected any
priests of tho city who wero not. His simplo,
warm-heartod cheeriness endeared him to all.
At his own request thero will be no dis
course at tho funeral. His deeds aro his best
panegyric. So too, in placo of flowers, tho
lowly mourners drop on his bier the dow of
NEW ENGLAND SOCLETY OFFICERS.
The Orcnnlzntlon In a Flourishing; Condition
The Ilanqnet Next Thnrsdny.
The annual eleoUon of tho New England Society
took place in Delmonlco's last evening. Previous
to the election a business meeting washeld, and
the annual reports read. The treasurer. In bis re
port, ststed that the society had expended In
charity W9. 60 daring the year Just ending. Will
Ism Dowd, Chairman of Flnanco Committee,
reported the society to bo In a finan
cially sound condition, and from Secretary
Hubbard's report it was learned that
there was a membership of 1, 400. Fourteen new
members were elected last evening. The following
ticket wss elected for the ensuing yesr: Presi
dent, Cornelius N. Bliss; First Vlct-Presldent, J.
Pierpont Morgan; Second Vice-President, Daniel
G. Rollins; Directors (for four years), Woodbury
Langdon, Henry E. Howlsnd, Henry IL Brldg
man, Joseph W. Howe; Treasurer, William Dowu;
Secretary, LntherP. Uubuard.
Mr. Hubbard haa been elected Secretary thirty
three years In succession. The annnal banquet ot
the society will take place at Delmonlcos next
Thursday evening. The Committee or Amuse
ments has Invited, among others, Chsuncer M.
Depew, W. Bonrke Cockran, Rev. Dr. J. IL
Twlohell, of Hartford; Gen. Horace K. Porter,
Wayne MaoV'eagh, Congressman W. C. P. Brook
inrldie, K. O. Wolcott, of Denver, and Mayor
THEY DRANK BIRD-NEST SOUP.
The Dinner Prepared In Molt Street for
Twelve Excise Clerk.
Wong Chin Foo, the Chinese Journalist, who says
the Csnadlana shipped him around like a box ot hy
son tea, took a party ot clerks from the Excise
Board through Chinatown yesterday. After they
had seen all the sights they sat down to an Oriental
dinner at No. 4 Mott street, where Wing Ylng Lo
hsd prepared the banquet. .Thirty-odd dishes were
eaten. The first course In mests was a whole boned
duck boiled In richly flavored liquors, stuffed, like
some ot the diners, with chestnuts and dried vege
tables. This dlth was accompanied with a fruit
wine called Not Mai Due.
The crowning dish of the feast was the blrd's
nest soup, wntch bad tne appearance of thin
tapioca. The following gentlemen were present:
A. E. Psrkhurst, P. J. Britt, dohn F. Qutnu, E.
Beatas, Lousing Prnyn, Cnlei Inspector of Excise
Tomllnson, DeWltt C. F. Randolph, J. Harman
Ashley, J. J. Scully, M. J. Sullivan, John P.
Tne following toasts were drank to: 'Rice,"
'Shark's F.ns," "Bird's Nest Soup," "The
Beauties of tne Chinese Women," "Their
The company then adjourned to consult family
NEWS ABOUT THE ATHLETES.
Both Oablg and Langdon are In training for their
six-round contest, which takes place inside ot a
fnrtnlirht. flnhlir itnPH hla wnrlr In .TeraAv fMtv bnri
Langdon is at Uiulah's Boxing Academy In Union
Domlnlck McCaffrey Is trying very hard to ar
range a match with Peter J. Nolan, of Cincinnati.
A ten or fifteen round contest will probably be ar
ranged to take place In the East before Feb. lit.
It will be for TO and a per cent, of the net gate re
ceipts. A match between Dempsey and McCaffrey
would be very interesting.
Jere Dunn says that Tom Foley and one or two
othsr spectators at the Dcmpicy-Reagsn fight
camo over to him during the "mill" and declared
they had nothing to do with the evident Intention
to make Rcagau win anyhow. Dunn slatted
through the ropes once after he had warned the
Reagan men nut to lift Derupser off their man at
the end of the round. They didn't put a flnaer on
Jack after that.
A sporting club, which Is to be gotten up shortly,
will uavo a novel object. The dues, after the
slight running expenses sre deducted, are to be
made a fund to back any promising bjxer, wrestler,
runner, horse, dog or main of cocks. As the pro
jectors are all first-class Jud.es of sporting events,
the organization seems bound to mako money.
Anyway, It will boom sport. The hardest thing In
the world fcr an aspiring athlete Is to get backing.
Jimmy Patterson, the well-known breeder of
prize bulldogs and game chickens, has taken first
nrlze over all others at the poultry, pigeon and pet
show with dis blue carrier Albright. The bird is a
splendid looking one and has a record the best in
tne world ot flying S33 miles. Irom Steabenvllle,
O., to this city. 1 he feathered champion was ex
molted last night in an uptown sporting-house and
was much admired.
Anamusng episode In the Hoffman nouse last
night was t-e behavior of a man sadly worsted in
a Bet-to with Old Rye, He nearly npset two tables
getting to a scat, then occupied ihreo waiters who
tried to awake him from a deep sleep into which
he fell as soon ss he was seated. Billy Edwards
carried blm out bodily. As soon.ss he got a breath
of the Droudway atmosphere he sobered at once.
He gave one look at Hie little Herculet who tarried
him out and said: "By Jove, Billy, you'd hlo
ought to have your wages raised. Your hlo
stronger than the porter. "
Hamilton C'ollesje Graduate Dine.
About fifty of the graduates of Hamilton College
ate the annnal dinner of the Alumni Association
last night at the Hoffman House. John J. Knox
presided, and among those present were the Rev.
Dr. Henry Darling, President of the College; Rev.
F. F. Ellenwood, tho Rev. Henry Kendall, A.
Minor Qrlawold, of Trzas at linos; Judge Chas,
IL Truax, of the Superior Court; Daniel lluntmr
ton, ITesldent of the Academy ot Design; CoL Em.
mons Clark, ol the Seventh Regiment; Ellhn Root
snd Prof, Theodore W, Dwlght, of tho Columbia
Wanted Treatment for the Cocaine Habit.
A young man who said be was Percy Staate, a
Bt, Louis lawyer, twenty-three years old, walked
Into Bellevue nospltal last evening and asked to be
treated for the oocaloe bsblt. He said bis relatives
w ere in Bt, Louis, lie was asslgaed to a ward,
CAERIE TEARFUL BUT FREE,
NOT TO BE PROBEOOTEDONPAWNBROlHa. '
Oils Ton Derknr to Make Beslltntloa t '
Sir. Young for the Lntter's Lott Under j
Clothlnsj Mother and Daughter Weeping
In Court Htern Justice Patterson Die,
posed to be tjovere to the Yonna; Woman,
Of tears thero was a copious flood.
They coursed down the cheeks of pretty
and petite Carrie Van Derknr and those ot
her equally potlto and once pretty mother,
mingling in glistening dropB on the elegant
senl cloak of tho girl and tho moro plain cloth
jackot of the mother.
It was before tho bar of tho Jefferson Mar
ket Police Court whero Miss Van Derkar was
arraigned on the chargo of larceny preferred
by Pawnbroker Weaver, of C0 Ninth avenue.
Tho crime charged was the redeeming from
pledge and conversion of $25 worth of under,
clothing, tho property of lira. Alice J. Young,
of 214 West Fourteenth street.
Justico Jako Patterson big and massive,
looked down frowningly upon tho dashlly
attired littlo woman. Tho latter tried to be
defiant, but the arrogant air was a thin veneer '
for her womanly weoknoss.
Counsellors Joseph Stlner and Frank 3. ,
Walsh supported her on either side, while
Denis A. Spcllisoy represented the com
plainant. " Your Honor," commenced Mr. Stlner, In
porsuasivo tone, and ho pleaded that the
complainant bo allowed to withdraw the com.
plaint, Mr. Spellisoy, on behalf of the paw
broker, also pleaded for tho girl.
Lawyer Wulsh suggested that thero seemetj
to bo n fair dofonso, as Miss Van Derkar
strenuously denied that she taken tho under,
clothing or ropresonted herself as Doliio
Tho big, bluff Justico paid no heed to this '
suggestion, but Lawyer Stiner did, and turn,
ing quickly to Mr. Walsh said:
"For Heaven's sake don't press that.
There's no dofenso at all. Sho was identified
out of a thousand."
" I think this girl Bhould bo taken care of.
Her parents don't appear to be able to look
after nor, " said the Justice. ' ' I am informed
that Bhe is away from homo for weeks at a
time. Where's her mother?"
, A littlo woman with trembling hand and
lips Btepped up to tho bar beside her daughter.
At sight of her the girl's defiant air disap
peared, and reaching out she fell upon her
mother, who caressingly pillowed tho girl's
head upon hor shoulder, and with the exohv
mation, " My poor child I " mingled her
tears with those of her daughter.
Even tho stern Justice was afTocted by this
scene, but ho did not allow his feelings to in
terfere with his duty.
' ' Isn't it true that this girl haa beon away
from home for weeks at a time ?" asked he.
Tho trembling mother finally managed to
say that Carrie was home for a little whilo
every two or three days.
" I am afraid she is a bad girl, " continued
the Justice. "She tells stories of living on I
Fifth avenue and having coaches and muds,
and sho rauBt get her money somewhere. Pm'
afraid you can't take care of her. "
" I'll try to, sir," murmured the mother.
" How are you going to do it?" asked im.
" I'll send her to hor grandparents in Mas
Here the accused girl broke in and between
her tears and sobs said:
' ' When 1 was-as nway-ay I was-as with my
aunt in Brook-ook-lyn, and mamma knew
where I was," concluded she hurriedly before
another sob choked her, and again she piL.
lowod her head on'her mother's bosom.
' Tho trouble with Carrie is that she U
sick and nervous and is not always in her
right mind," appealed the mother.
Justice Patterson thought this plea the most
satisfactory yet advanced, and said that it1
rather conflrmod an idea he had formed.
He confer rod with Elbridge T. Gerry, oi
tho Society for tho Prevention of Cruelty to
Finally it was agreed that restitution should
bo made to Mrs. Young, and pretty Oarrio,
was discharged with, " Take your child away,
The father of the girl. L. P. Von Derkar.
has an office in the very building where his
daughter was imprisoned, but did not go
COMSTOCK ON F0LT0N'3 BOOR.
lie Would Not Rnppres It, But Hnogesta
Some modification In It
Anthony Comstock was asked by a Womj
reporter this morning what he intended to do
in the matter of tho Rev. Justin Fulton's
book which Rand, Avery & Co. refuse to print
on account of its obscenity.
" It is a mattar which concerns the Distriot
Attornoy of Massachusetts. The book has
not been printed here, and from what I know
of it, I shall take no measures against it.
I suggested to Mr. Fulton, who conferred
with me as a friend, some modifications in
certain passages as expedient.
"Col. Beecher's presenoe in tho office yes
terday with Mr. Fulton was a coincidence.
CoL Beochor came by appointment without
knowing that Fulton would be here. " ,
It is understood that Mr. Britton, an official
of tho Now York Society for the Suppression
of Vice, takes a different view of Dr. Fulton's; '
FESE ALARMS BUNG OFTEN. ;
Dweller In Tenement Scared and Property
Damaged by Water and Flame.
Tho firemen woro kept busy all last night.
Shortly after midnight flames were dis.
covored in the apartment of Julius Bohneft
on tho fifth floor of the six-story brick tene
ment house 1 Montgomery street, giving a
livoly scare to tho two score of inmates for I
half an hour. The loss was $1,000.
At 2.40 a. m. the cloak and fur store of J.
Weis fc Co., at 21 Avenue B, was on fire.
Tho damago, mostly by water, was $8,000.
An hour later an alarm called the weary
firemen to the tenemont-house 163 Attorney
street, whero a fire had occurred in the apart
ments of Benjamin Grossman. Tenants
from all the floors rushed into the street in
thoir night clothes, and women and children
suffered in the cold wind. Fortunately the
fire was confined to Grossman's rooms. The)
damage was slight.
A Tea Party Spoiled.
Anthony Stanley, who has been only a few days
out of Jail, was held at the Tombs Polloe Court .
this morning on a charge of stealing two caaea of
tea, ownediiy F. A. Sheffield, of fao Washington
street, from a truck on Washington street last
evening. Stanley and another man carried the tea
Into 83 Washington street, where Policeman Boy.
Ian arrested Stsnley.
Fltchbnrsf ltallroad In Good Luck.
Israelii, to Tn wobld.!
Albany, Dec. 18. Permission has been granted;
the Fltchbnrg Railroad Company to excavate
harbor on the Erie Canal at Rotterdam, andereot'
an elevator on the bank, by Superintendent of
PublloWorka Shsnahan. This Is to tacUliato taa
delivery ot eastern bound freight. i
Victim of Fire.
Fonrteen-year-old Matilda stnbenbord, whokej
house for her father at Ml West Thlrty-nftli streai,
set her clotheB aflame while trying to ligat the flr
last Monday morning, and she died ot her Injuries
last evening. ,
Magdalfne Sehwab, aged slxty-slx years, of tel
West Tblrty.seoond street, was severely bnrrled
abont the body last Tuesday, herclotbes having
caught fire from a stove. She dies' last evenlnaf.
Mary Kuhelka, a Bohemian, ifty-ave yearb of
age, residing at sil East sixth street, told bet son
Anton when be returned fiomwork last nlghtitnat
he had boiled a lot of matchel and had then dlranK
the liquid. She waa sent to Jellevue Hospital! but
Ithe doctor could And no trans of poison, ner soa
asld thai bis sister waa burred to de.th sbottt tea
years ago, and he thought iaaoox tad rsaiWarod
Us motaer uuaae, f