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B' riHMraiiY-irmHUMg cv. . t& - FRIDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 23. H Bv gvnscitirnoif to tub jsrrxiso KV EDITION (Including 1'oitagt), Hbf TEHMONTIT, 30c iPJUl YEAH, $3.00. IR THE NOVEMBER RECORD. Hr Total number of " World printed daring PPEk' the month of November, 1887i H 8,505,840. Hv average rrai day roit the entire H&' MONTH, K 283,528 COPIES. K' JTO VEHBBR CIIICULA 770.V during the vait the K twers compared. HF TWal, Jttraff. BHp aS 043,801, 31,403 BB? asAA 1,301,070 4K,aao K'r 38S4 3,84.1,834 138,104 BHc aSSff 4,048,433 304,048 H(. ;ISSC 0,107,430 303,B8O aw 8,505,840 283,528 Ht OPEN TO ALL. HN HEr The New York "World" Invltet every HE Newspaper Proprietor and every Advertiser HfV, to examine Its Books and Press Room to EjC ' Satisfy hlmsolf nbout Its.Circulatlon. H Kf ADVERTISING KATES. BBEfc fAcate Measurement.) HHp Ordinary, 25 cents per line. No eatra price for so- HBOs) tjtjittble display. Business or Hpettal Notion, opposite HHk Editorial Xing', fill cents per line. Ttasdlnc Notices, BBKfti aUmdormarked "Adrt."i First pse, 81.00 Pr BKU. Ilnei Fourth pais, 81.20 per llnei Inside page. Ml BKV Jr bne. BannKp , JkiTatiiforalwtrtMiiiilnlhilalltiYronvDdootap- BaHuh lrol . Aor do IA ra( thai fains 1 mttly tttUXminll Jtdillon, Bananaer!'' - Bf "AKE THE CHILDREN HAPPY, K Christmas is first of nil tlio Children's BBaK'. Say. It eolobrntes tbo birth of a Child, and SBSttSw fcf its patron saint, tbo mony-tioniod Santa fif Clans, is preeminently tbo friend and gift- K? Iioarer of tbo children. Br' It takes BO little to mako a child bappy that ft It would bo a soro pity for any to bo niisor- B'F nblo on Christmas Day. A doll, n toy, n pic- K&" turo book, a box of candy, something to BB& "mako a noise, on" anything now and B bright or toothsomo will ninko poor oliil- B$. drcn as happy for tho timo as young prlncos. B Lot tho old folks forbear swopping pros- K) cnts among tbcmsolvos, if nood bo, to in- Ka, dalce in tbo luxury of making somebody's or BHll' nobody's children happy. BE TH08E LITTLE BED BOXES. BHv- Don't ororlook thoso littlo red boxos in tho BBf "L" stations. This has beonayearof mi- BhW, paralleled prosperity for most Now Yorkers. BhkJi Mako tho Saturday and Sunday Hospital col. ShU lections larger than over. ( .1 Unless you area widow, don't mcasuro your KB; charity by a mite. Drop in tho value of thoso KflK' ' cigars for a week. Put in tho worth of thoso BB&i, theatre seats. Or, if fortuno is smiling on B(w& you, make it a oheck in round numbers. IBM'T Ho bank pays such dividends as thoso littlo B(vv ted boxos. sB-BM" TETJ8T TBI0K8. m- When a "trust" devil-fish proceods to K, "depress pricos" of tho commodity which KBfif. it seeks to control, it has ono of two objects jBBTf , in view. It moans either to crush all con- iPjEi , cerns that will not Join tbo Trust, or to get BK 'ls cru matorial cheapor, in order to ln- mBJI crcaso its subsequent profits. fBBftr The Sugar Trust probably has both these eBsct ends in view. It moans to porfect its monop- IvMpt y y killing all competition, and then to KJPMCfB& dictate lower prices to tho sugar-growers for K'v'"vA tho raw articlo and higher prices to oon- 'U Burners for refined sugar. gp1 'When tho Legislatures asscmblo lot the gVT pcoplo deal a finishing blow to the Trusts. Hf?, DELM0BI0O OPTIMISM. SSj-r Tho roseate optimism superinduced by n IKSk New England dinner (at Delmonico's in tho BKt' modern stylo), shono resplendent in Houuke BB&,; CocKniN's eloquent speech Inst night. BBB Was there no latent irony in his assortion BCKv that " Congress is as it ought to be and ought BCffJf to be as it is ?" And whero is tho basis of bis BCfl' assertion of " the perfect satisfaction of tho VK-ift people with tho conditions under which they iBBf Did tho cloquont Congressman get this BB'g information from tho miners starving on a CJI' wage of 00 cents a day? Or from tho slavcsof K(m& the needlo, making shirts at 50 cents a dozon? VMJpi Or from tho millions paying tributo to the BB?u Grasping Trusts and the war tariff Moloch ? BBjjBr Aro the people who never eat a Delraon. BBjBr ico dinner so supremely satisfied with tho fl " conditions ?" Hf THE H0K0EABLE8. BBffir Tho Ilonorahles aro getting to bo thicker KBfhl& than blackberries. Twelve out of thirteen BSjfC distinguishod patriots announced to appear IB$ at -Tammany's pow-wow last night, were Uj llonorablcs. At tho big dinners of lato tbo BSjr, i Honorablcsbavo'boen out in great force. Sm' 'What's tho use of this prctontious handle Bm' inaltepublio anyhow? It is nothing but a B& xncogro littlo echo of aristocracy. The Pres. Hf ident has no title save tho namo of his office Jffi 'Why Bhould anybody else have one even by IBi? courtesy? H- It is time to abolish tho "lion." "Mr." HBffF is good enough for anybody in this country. finlsF NO MOEE TEHEMEHT-HOUaE 0I0AB8. K(Kw The project of several cigar manufacturers SKi', to resume tenement-house work should be yBJ, promptly squelchod. It 'is against health, w against good morals, and directly against the 'Mti law in large cities. t jK In their agitation of this matter the unions HpN will have the full sympathy of the publio and S the hearty co-operation of the Health Board. BjHK1 The authorities should immediately punish PlKr, tie allghtert lnfraotlon of this statute. And QBL HiKral&aotbonbad idea to broaden the I law, to apply to ovory city, town and hamlot in tho State. Keep the cigar work-bench off tho hearth A FATAL OMISSION. 'What kind of a Now England dinnor is this, with no baked beans on tho bill of faro ? Tho wit of Dei-ew, tbo cloqiicnco of Cock ban, tho irony of Hewitt, tho facctiousuess of Judgo Huhhf.lt.,, tho bursting of tho chest nut burs amid tho popping of tho cbam pagno, all fail to mako amends for this fatal omission. No Boston bakod beans I no Boston brown bread i Out upon such sham Now England Col. Fellows gave tho Tammany braves and sonio who aro not at all bravo a good, sound nuti-high-tarlff Domocratio "talking to " labt night. Tboro is no " Old Whig, gory " in his Domocracy. Donna Juana Paxibaoa v. he Fuenzalida, otc. of Chili, madovory commcudnblo offorts to livo up to her elongated name. But sho has just succumbed at ono hundred and twenty years of ago. A "Vinegar Trust" would only put ono in or o straw on tho camel's back. Boforo tho "last straw" is addod tho patient nnimal will hump himsolf and kick all tbo Trusts to flinders. Heiuiem Spencer can find no rolief from insomnia. Has ho triod reading tho exposi tions of his works by somo of his American admirers? They put most persons to sleep. Tho oxccbs of revenue collected thus far this month by tho National Government Is nearly $13,000,1)00. Tho issuo of stopping tho surplus was not forced too soon. There woro a good many musty chestnuts cracked at tbo Now England dinner last night. But thou a good old story is bettor than a bad now one. Thoy wcro called Pilgrims in tho toasts last night, but it would appear from tho general tono of tho remarks that thoy wore really Grim Pills. A man with oars sovon inchos long has just bcon discovered ovor iu 'Jersey. Proba bly somo rolativo of Mr. D. On key. Maryland's navy is engaged in a lively " broil " with tho oyster pirates, and tho authorities aro in n " stow." AVo rathor guoss that Bror Sherman is only " lying low." Ho is not given to withdraw ing so long in advance. Naturo and tho coal "combines" aro giv ing Kansas a taste of prohibition that sho docs not fancy. Whaiiton Barker sees it too. It is not yet certain that it will bo Blaine 1 WORLDLINGS. Joel Arnold, ot Colchester, Conn. , recently trapped a wDlto wcuel, the like ot which, old hunters say, was never ictu In Connecticut. A tingle sheet ot paper six feet wide and more than seven alios long was mad without a break In a paper mill at Waiertown, N. Y., aahotttlme ttRO. Typhoid fever recently developod at the Norris tovrn Insane As j lam, and although some of the patients died from It, It cured othen who had suf fered for some time from lnsaultj. When a Mertdcn, Miss., woman opened the pantry door tho other day an opossum lamped out. She retained enough priaenco ot mind to stun tho animal with a broomstick and her husband killed it. In Johnson County, Neb., Mr. Jamea Sohllmacr, who atanda seven feet In hi Blockings and la qnlte slender, has been joined In wedlock to the Widow Walden, who Is short and dumpy and weighs 340 pounds. A amall boy, with a rusty musket, bos shot four handsome esglea near Westerly, Conn., during tbo past two weeks. The largest of them was sn Im mense bald eacle that la now on exhibition nt Norwich. Bono Waldon and hia little boy, of Martlnsvlllo, Ind. , were viciously attacked by a large bald-eagle while they were returning from a Ashing trip re cently. Mr. Waldon drove the eagle away wltua club, but not before It had torn his clothing badly. Mrs. O'Dell, of raw raw, Mloh., built a rousing tiro In tho range the other day and closod tho oven door without noticing that the cat was tuklnga nap therein. Sho then turned her attention to other duties, and when next she opened the oven door aho discovered the cat baked to a crisp. The lawyers of Monroe County. Mich., were so pleased with tho vlgoroua way tn which Judge Joalyn, of the Circuit Court, cleared his docket that they decided to present him with a gold beaded cane. The Judge refused to receive the gift, saying that a man ought not to have a reward for aolng hta duty, and advised them to sell tho cane and give the proceeds to the poor. A boy who was out rabbit hunting neir Eldora, In Marlon County, W. Va., recently dlsoovored under a ledge of rocks an extensive oavo which contained the skeletons of five or six human be ings. It li supposed that the remains are those of an ancient tribe of lndlsnt, but some people be lieve that the cave was ooco a robbers' den, and that tho bones are tho bones of their victims. Prof. Max Metier, the distinguished philologist and philosopher, possesses four of the old ale cups which wero the delight of the Anglo-Saxon warrior's bcurt and which gavo tho name to our modern tumblers." 'I bey are little round bowls of ancient silver, about the sizo of an orange, and are so delicately polsod that when placed face downward they at once tumble back Into position. They are of Immense value. A merchant of Greenville, Mich., had occasion to write to a customer who evidently has few cor respondents, and UBed bit regular bustneu en velope, having tho ususl 'Mtcturn In ten days to , ureenvllle, Mlclu ," printed on it. in about ten days the letter came back to him, ac companied by a scrtwling note In which tho writer said that ho had returned the letter according to thercquetton the envelope, though he "didn't see why be was so all-flred particular about having it sent back." Knew Ilia Terse. (ZVoin Harp Jlacar. 1 ' I know ay verse, " said a amsll 8unday.scb.ool soholtr to bis teacher on Sabbath when it ctme to his turn to recite a verse from the Bible. "It is a bully one, too) I was so afraid some other feller would say It before me." Let us bear It, then, Jsmes. " At the top ot bis voice the little boy shouted! "Meany, meany, tlektl np bis shin." (Jfens, mene, ttkei, vphartfa) J..... . THE POPE'S GOLDEN JUBILEE. --.... .....- ARRANGEMENTS MAKING IN THIS CITY FOR A CKLEI1RATI0N. Committer of Cntlmlln Horlrtlm nt Work Nyrrlnl Annlvrrinry Hrrvlrr to be Held nt the Cntlieilrnl on Now Ycnr'n liny Yoiinsr Men to C'omiiietiiorntr the Kvent nt ChlcUrrlna Ilnll Next Month. Committees of Cntholio sociotles are meet ing ilnilv to mako arrangements for worthily colobrnting tho Ooldcn Jubllco of tho Pnpo. Tho delegates to tho Young Men's Diocesan Union especially show enthusiasm on tbo subjoct. Delegates to tbo last mooting from Now Jersoy ami Brooklyn had bcon Instructed to iudorsa any movement looking towards n worthy coli'bratlou of tho event. Lnst night a World roportor obtained from Father Lnvollo, of tho Cathedral, koiiio in teresting information in regard to plans already formed. " ArrangcmontH nxo not yot perfected," Father Lavollu mid, "' but I may htato that thcro will bo somo fitting demonstration on tbo part of tbo young men of tbu DioceMin Union to commemorate this great event in tho lifo of tho reigning Pont iff. It Mill come off about tho ICtli of January and will take plnco in Chlckering Hall. " This is tho young men's movement. Tho laity in general v ill testify their devotion to tho Popo by assisting nt tbo exercises which will tnko placo in all tho city churches on Now Year's Day. That is tho dny, you know, on which tho Holy Father will! celebrate this Jubilee anniversary. "Hero at tho Cathedral wo will havo n grand To Doum, sung by both choirs, and His Oraco tho Archbishop will deliver a dis course appropriate to tho occasion. " Tho AmcricarCNatioual Union of Young Catholic Moil is mado up of tho diocesan unions. It is constructed on n plun very similar to tbo constitution of tliu United States. In our Diocesan Union tboro aro about twolvo hundred young men who aro members. " Tho Catholio Club, another 'organization for young men, formerly known as Xuvior Union, intends, I beliovo, to do something to testify to tho dignity of' this ovoitintho Popo's lifo. Until I know clearly what their programuio is and when they will conduct their exorcises, I do not wish our Diocesan Union to determine on its own too definitely. Both organizations aro largaly of u social character und tho Catholic Club is tbo older body. It numbers several hundred iiioni bnrs. Father Doaloy, tho well-known JcMiit prioBt at St. Francis Xnvivr'H College, has charge of tbo club. " Tho celebration will tnko tho form of addresses and musical and literary numbers. I havo no doubt it will bo of n cbaractor to rolloct credit on tbo nbllity, energy und dovo. tiou to tbo Holy Father of tho younger Cath olic portion of our community. " Whon tho proL'rummo is moro dofiuitoly docidod on I shall comuiuuicato it to The Would with pleasure." Tho roporter nlso bad an intorviow with tho President of St. Frauds Xnyicr's Collego, Fathor John J. Murphy, who is also roctor of tho imposing Jesuit Church on Sixteenth street. " I must bo briof with yon. You seo that ?" he said with a smilo, tukiug up a Bhcut of paper from the titblo. " I bogun on this in thu morning and havo douo what you soo, I am called away constantly." The amount of completed work would not occupy quarter of an hour. " Tlio Pupal Jubileo ? Well, our exercises on Now Year's Day will bo directed to honor ing this momentous ocoasion in tho lifo of tbo reigning Pontiff. Tho main featuro will bo tho chanting of a beautiful To Dcuni. If you aro familiar with tho musical work nt our church you will know that it will bo worthy of tho Jubileo Tho sermon will also bo on a thenio referring to tho Papacy." Mr. Eugene Kolly, tho bankor, was visited by tho reportor to seo if tho laity wero en gugod in any special movement. Ah ono of tho most prominent Catholio laymen of tho city Mr. Kolly would not bo wanting in any such movement. " I havo heard that somo celebration was intended," Mr. Kelly said, " but as yot it has only reached my cars as a rumor, so I am not ublo to state anything dellnito in regard to it." Fathor McMillan, of tho Community of St. Paul, Ninth avouuo and Sixtieth strcot, is very much interested in tho endeavor to secure somo fitting celebration of tlio Jubilee and will do all he can to promote its success. TROOPS FIGHTING THE YAQUIS. Cnpt. Knclsco lint u Tbree Hours' Itattlo With tho Indlant, Near I.iginm del Para. 1BPICUL TO THE WOI1LD. Tombstone, Ari., Doe. 29. News has been recoived from Bonacita that a detachment of tho Twcuty.cighth llrgiment. undor Capt. Eucisco, attacked a band of Yaqui Indians Sunday morning while they woro propariug to raid tho settlement of Laguna del Pars. Aftor three hours' hard fighting tho Indians wero driven from thoir stronghold. Ono In. dian was killod and ouo wounded, whilo two squaws woro capturod and sont to Bonacita. Chico SonuderH (Little Poisoner), ono of tho most desperate chiefs in tho tribe, led the Yaquis during tbo fight. When forced to retire ho covorod thoir ro treat with consummate skill. Tho troops wbo followed him were aiubuBhod several times and would have been masutcrod had not the Indians run out of ammunition. Somo time ago Capt. Enclsco. Liont. Oglunin and a squad of twonty-flvo infantry pursued a baud of Yaquis who wero discov ered in tho hills near jlouaeito. Tho Indians took refuge behind agranito ledge, and after repeated charges by tho troops tho Captain was forced to retire. Tho mon wero thon deployed, but tho In diaus broke through tho linos and escaped amid rapid firing. Lieut. Oglunin was wounded und the pursuit was abandoned until noxt morning. Tbo troops took up tho trail, but did not overtake tho Jlooing Yaquis. In this engagement throo Indians wero killod and several wonuded. While on tho trail it wounded Indian w as shot dead whilo attempting to escapo. Oltlcrrt, l'olltlrlnni nnd MrrchnnU. George lticbards. Mayor of 'Dover, is registcrod attheUHae). Ex-Seuutor Aug. C. Canaeld, of New Jersey, Is stopping ut the (lilsey. Ex-Speaker Titus Sheard, of Littlo Falls, seeks shelter at the Hturtovant. Senator Trunk Ulscock arrived at tho ruth Avenue yesterday afternoon. (lalusha A. Grow, ex-Speaker of the noose ot Representatives, is at tho Victoria. Kugene Tompkins, tho well-known theatre pro prietor of Boston, Is booked at the St. James. Judge Kek Cowen, of Troy, and J. L. Carron, of Connecticut, are among others at the Park Avenue. Mrs. PonM. Dickinson, of Detroit, wife of the about-to-be I'oatmatter-Uoneral, la a guest at tho Murray mil Hotel. At the Grand are Major-Gen. Alfrod Terry, U. 8. A., Major-den. Schoneld, U. S. A., and Lieut. B. M. Foote, U. a A. W n Ttftlnna vhnjin mm, nnn!irAl nn IhA Hat of candidates for Clerk of the Ilouto at Washing ton, Is at tho Hoffman. John P. Tucker, a well-known patent lawyer, of Boston, and Capt. It. K MUton,also from the llub, are registered at the Windsor. Mr. and Mrs. 0. W. Feabody. of Dsltlmore, sre stsylng at the Brevoort. Mr. Feabody is a mem ber of the arm of Uldaer, Feabody & Co, Among others now at th Fifth Avenue are Lieut, Richardson Clover, TJ. 8. N. ; Gen. Thomas A. Os born and ex-Attorney-Gonersl Hamilton Ward, of Beimoat, N. T. tw. tj- akZ.ajM.AA ki.Aj.fc ft.Vhi ffl VIDA CROLI'S rOCKETBOOK. A Yonna Actrrsx'a Chrbttinna Havlnti Ile xtnred by n l'ollcemnn. , Littlo Miss Vida Croly, tho daughter of Mrs. Jcuiiio Juno Croly, lias for tho past fow weeks been diligently having her pin monoy for ChriBtmas. Sho hod amassed tho formid able hum of $70, which sho carried about with her in her pocketbook, after tbo manner of her kind. Miss Croly plays a diminutivo part at tho Lyceum Theotro, and on reaching that bouse on Wednesday, sho discovered to ber horror that hor poikotbook was gono. Miss Croly is very young to the profession, uh she might have Known that lost pocket books are occasionally oxtremely useful to actresses, nnd next to lost diamonds arc most desired for advertising purposes. Mibs CrqlywHS wild with voxation. Sho bud told every member of tho company strictly in confidence and after begging each not to tell the other of tho enormous sum shn bnd saved. Miss Croly's loss was tho only thing talked about. Last night whilo tbo members of tho company were in the green-room between tbo acts of ' Tbo Wife " Manager Frohman en tend with a policeman, who so tbo joyful intelligence W( nt hud found tho pocketbook with its littlo board. " How did you know it was miuo?" asked Miss Crolv, ecstatically, looking as though hbo would like to testify her grntitudo to tho policeman by fervently unbracing him. Tbo guardian of the pence opened tho pocket-book and pulli d out a enrd on which was written: "Tho Wife. Call for changes in Act I. at 11 A. M. Thursday." "You seo, miss," he said, chuckling with satisfaction ut his own acumen, "I'm somo thin' of u theatrical fellow myself, or may bo I wouldn't bnvo understood them words. I might bo 1 he! bnvo thought tho curd be longed to some young blood a-goin' to call on somebody's wife," (hero ho was convulsed with laughter ot his own wit) "or that tho monoy had boen saved by some ono who was going to buy n Christmas present for his own." "Thanks, so much." oxclnimodMisH Croly. "You seo, miss "ho vvns still pleused with himself" I'vo been an nctor myself t was onco on tho stago for tbo Grand Army of tho ltopublic, ho I thought that you folks hero might know somethin' about tbo card, as you'ro playin' "Tho Wife." When tho next act opened littlo MIbs Croly was tho merriest of tho merry and her small pnrt was played asfho'iiad uovcr played it before. FIERCE. GALES AT SEA. Incoming; Tettelt HiillVted mid Delayed by Clirlttuint Wciitlicr. All tho incoming htoimers which arrived this morning report tho prevalonco of vory severe weathoron tho Atlantic. Tho Guion steamer Wisconsin, which loft Liverpool Deo. 10, arrived only this morning. Sho was moro than forty-eight hours behind. Pcoplo hav ing friends aboard became npprchensivo lest somo lnisbap had occurred to her. Cnpt. Bontloy reports that during all of tho voyago ho met with most boiBtorous weathor. From the vory start it was nothing but n series of strong wosterly gulos, with vory high head sens. On Tuesday, Dec. 13, n very strong galo was encountered, with high and confused seas, at times swoeping tho steamor from stum to stern. Again on Friday a vory strong galo swept tho ocean, during which tho Wis consin could steam only a littlo moro than ono hundred and sixty miles. Sho sustained no injuries. Hor steerago passengers folt greatly ro lioved this morning when thqywcro safo on shoro, for dnriug tho twelvo days of the stormy voyopo they wero tho greater part of tho timo onligod to remain in tho steerage. Tho National llnor Cnuadn, from London, which arrived this morning, roported a very boisterous passage. Sho loft London twonty days ago, since which time she lias bad a vory hard timo with tho wind und wavos. Sho camo through tho heavy batter ing without sustaining any sorious damages. Tbo schooner PIkudo, which arrived this morning from Moyaguez, went through a boavy galo north of Hatteras on Deo. 17. which continued for moro than forty-eight bours. Tho heavy boos stove hor boats nnd smusbed in tho booby hutch. Tho ship Adoina was for olovnn days bent ing nortb of Hattoras with strong northwest gales. MR. FOX BURPRISED. lie Hid Not Expect Hint the Fight Would Stand ii Ilrnvv Sulllvnn and Kllrnln. Mr. Bichard K. Fox was found by a World roporter in his handsomely furnished office this morning pleasantly ongagod in reading tho muny congratulatory letters which aro Btill pouring in upon him from sporting mon all over tho country. His attention was called by tbo roportor to tho cablo message in this morning's World. .which stated that both Kilrain nnd Smith had agreed that thoir recont battle should stand a draw. " Yes, I'm surprised at that," said Mr. Fox. "It's ngainBt my ordors, but I supposo it couldn't be bellied, " There's another matter that I wish yon'd sneak of," ho continued, " and that is about tho impression which oxists in tho minds of somo that I'm merely n supporter of pugil ism. That's not true. " I support und do my best to furthorovcry kind of sport, and tlnring tho past ton years I have siient over $100,000 in trophies con tested for with oars, on bloyclCB, in tho ball Hold, tho ring and on tho track, and, more, ovor, I havo nover bet or gambled cent in my life." When Mr. Fox was nskod his opinion of the respective merits of Kilrain and Sullivan ho unhesitatingly answered: "Sullivan is, without doubt, thobcBt man in tho world with gloves, but ho has no chnnce with Kilrain undor tho London prlzo ring rules, with bare fists." m An Annunl llutlnemi or 800,000,000. IJVonlA CMtagn 3W6un.) Probably the largest business dono by any single bouse In the world is that of Philip D. Armour A Co. during the last year. This enormous volume amounts to over tfiO,ooo,ooa Mr. Armour was aeen yesterday In regard to the mutter. He has been sick for several days, but Is onco more In good health. In answer to a direct question ho said: We hav o been favored with a remarkably good year, and have failed to note the hard timet which arc accredited to the Katt. I think our business will run considerably over sixty millions. How ever, you can ask the red-headed man about It nnd get the figures." Tho 'red-beadet man was found just as a white borne patted tho window. " Yon can put down our total distributive sales at $CO,000,00. This It exclusive of Board of Tiade transactions, of which I haven't the figures, but presumethey would add many millions, it was a pretty good year for hom, nnd we just naturally alnughtrrcd about 1.381,000 of them. Catlle, you know, have been plenty, and It Is safe to say that we killed 6M,"oo ot them. Sheep have also been plentiful; of them wo slow about lis.ooo. Hero is a table of the chief Items ot tho rest of tho business: Mail, pork, tllklndt ln.SSO.OOO Mailafirel, ll kind 'J.1.3M.UU0 Muto Unl, ill kind. CU.ISI.UOU MtdanlU, .11 kind ,,.,. 11,842.000 M,UdrrUlneat, H.kln.l..,, 10T,Qltl,700 MidtH-t plrkic-d raMi, slljklnds M,7a.i,ouo Mtda smoked imt, nil klnd C0,306,400 Maria CAnnod lueta. all kinds. 33,'iOO.ftoO Mado fertlllton, allklnds 37,07a.CXX) Total pounds .,423, 233, COO aw At tt Point. IVoaa iidk.J Instructor Give the rnlo for approximate calcu lation of horizontal distance. Plebe (from New York City, confidently) Twenty blocks to the mile. ' at tn Ho It It, She John, what Is a coastwise steamer r Ue One that knows bow to keep off the rocks, darling. BILLIARDS ALL THE STYLE. TEOrLE IN FASHIONABLE SOCIETY INTER ESTED IN THE GAME. Clubmen Tnktncr Ijetsonn of llllllard Kxperlt Lndlr Induitrloualy IenrnlntT to 1'lnr Home Ntnteiinien nnd Mm About Town Wbo are Hkllful with tho Cur TnlUt with Flayers Who Teach the Game. ggssg nEKE aro twenty-fivo jjp Jr thousand billiard ItlwPy'fcgllff tables in use in this jjP ifsaffiifflgS city," hold Mnurico ftrm ittv Daly, tho well-known ffll irWl-iyPi Player and room- 'WVrtkN r2sl!r kerl'cr 'ftSt evening. VW Ij JfC-V Tbo gamo, which was jKitllK f Ajp "rolinblv invented bv ' r-Mll JKfsKivi luo 1n"smiis In tho 3citjr sixteenth century, al- A JaVlK "'""k'1 IMy disputes " f h I uo "rcncn claim to jpiCffl I tho honor, is having u yOg Lj revival of popularity, rjW J nnd not to ploy bill- 7xW o(J lards is to bo n social M-0Y-" a-' oddity. Unfortu nately, n number of old boys.of this insular town misbod that pnrt of thoir edncation ns roundels which naturally would havo como in during tbo period when the graceful gamo with tbo ivory globes was out of favor, and now Muurico Daly, Knndolph Heisor, John Decry and other experts with tho cuo aro reaping tho benefit as " professors of tho art and scienco of billiards" nt (2.60 per lesson, with scores of club men whoso heads aro as bereft of hair as nro tho ivory balls of tho curom gamo. young sprouts who yot affect tho high collar, cigarettes and attar of roses, and occasionally all tho members of a family as pupils. Charles A. Dana, who is qulto an expert on tho green broadcloth, has taken lessons in termittently for many years, nnd his pro ficiency is tho result of tho tntologe of Gamier, Slosson, Maurice Daly, Dudley Kavnnngh nnd other tutors. Nicolmi, husband of Patti, alwayB included a billiard table among tho accessories of his household everywhere that ho and his war bling wifo sojourned, and both he and Patti woro players and took lessons of Joo Dion, Georgo Slosbon, "Wizard" Shaoffcr and others. Muurico Daly taught Orvillo Oddio, who won in tho amateur championship contest at tho Itncquct Club lnst winter. Undoubtedly, Oddio will again go into training with bis tutor as a preparation for tho coming tourna ment of tho Bamo club. Ex-Secretary Bontwell was a pupil of Mnurico Daly. Tho Lorillards, Pierro, Georgo and Louis, Courtlandt Palmer and most other clubmen of any ambition hove Bpent their money for tuition in tholfoscinat ing social gamo. Col. " Bob " Ingersoll is an expert at tho gamo. Ex-Scnator William B. Woodin, of step-ladder famo, nnd mostothermon of note nnd brains enjoy pounding tho littlo balls over tho green cloth. Mrs. Longtry enjoys tho relaxation from hor usual cores in playinp; billiards. Thoro nro many ladies' clubs in tbo city which employ tutors who initiato tbom into tho mysteries of tho gamo. Prof. John Decry, who wos a beardless youth in 1R08, but took part that year in tho famous Billiard Congress at Irving Hall, has a num ber of classes of ladies. If Shakcspearo was not guilty of an an achronism, Cleopatra was familiar with billiards, nnd certainly tho fair half of crea tion could find much less rational amuse ment, for it is estimated that an averogo player walks ono niilo whilo ploying a game of twonty-fivo points with throo balls or thirty four points with four bolls on a toblo 5 by 10 feet in dimension. In making; tho various shots tho player must necessarily bring at times each and ovory uiubcIo of his body into piny, whilo the intricacies of tho gamo force brain activity, nnd tho player with tbe best brain and nervo usually wins. " It is difficult to say nrbitrarily how many lessons make a player," said John Decry. " It all depends on tho player. Most pupils at first play before and after tbo lesson until thoy aro tired out. The lesson is usually ouo hour, and ten constitute n course. Very few pupils finish tho courso. simply because they get tired of playing with tho sumo person. Wotooch as rapidly as possiblo all the ' points' of tho gamo, tho ' side stroke,' 'draw, 'follow,' 'rail nursing,' 'masse,' ' kiss shots,' and so on. Most pcrsonB desire only to learn to play as a social accomplish ment, and with no idea of becoming experts. " It's difficult to hay how much it costs to learn, but it is safo to say that any player who is materially better than tho average has spent a small fortuno in becoming bo." " Gentlomen " affect a hougbty disdain for "marbles," as thoy term the declining craze, fifteen-ball pool, although the older of tho "old boys "hove cot up quito a revival of iiockot billiards, which thirty years ago was mown as " tho American gamo," in contra distinction to "French caroms," which wos then making its bow in Yankee laud. But America, with its baseball, Bhould make no effort to steal away tho honor of popular izing billiards, for it is of tho French Freuohy. RAN OFF WITII A " SPLENDID LADY." A Queer but Touching- Talo Told by Two Illen nt Follco llenduuartersu Two mon, ono of whom had tarriod at tho wino-cup boyond his ability to bear its bur dens, visited Polico Headquarters- Into on Thursday night to mako inquiries for an ab. sent friond, who had jilted bis affianced nnd loft hor a cold noto romlnding hor that they could only bo friends, as ho hod run away with a splendid lady. Tho men exhibited a photograph of a bouncing brunette of rotund form and heavy weight as a truo picturo of tho " splendid lady." Thoy doclinod to.givo their names or ad drosses or the name's of the truant lovor and his deserted sweetheart, at tho same timo ad mitting that they wcro not related to eitber truant or victim. Tho polico tuko littlo stock in tho story and believe it to bo tbo outgrowth of a sprco. No alarm was sent out. Craihed Into a Htrcet-t'ar. Shortly before 2 o'clock tbls morning oar No. 41, of the Fourteenth street line, while on its way west stopped In front of 46 Wcat Fonrtccnth street to tako aboard a passenger. A heavy trnck loaded with meat was following tno car and could not stop aoon enough to prevent the pole of the truck from running througu the rear window of the car. Miss Carrie Carroll, of 141 Christopher street, a passea- ?er, was cut upon the forehead by a plcoe of glans. ho ttuok was driven by Adam Pullman and owned by A. Bloomlngthal k Son, of Fonrth street and First avenue. Miss Carroll went homo. m m Why Do You Alwnys Want To bay things f rom AimoAD when yon oan get far better at home at much lower prices f Look atHiXKit's Pen VUMlt (Kitracta, ttacheta, do.) fur Instance, Thej are far ahead of Lubtu'a, Atklnann's (or any other for that matter, and are At Lkabt 30 per cent. LqwniiM 1'nicE, Juat think of It I "Well, uerer mind, we'll forairo yon this time," but "don't (loin any more:" "that's a Kood itlrl t now run alone I" And get a bottle of Hiker's T'lTUiOT or MAnrcmi., Violxt, White ltoti, VVIIITC IlKLIOTHOfE, FnANQIPAJIXI, WEST KlID, STcriuxoTIt, Vhno.Vuho, anything for 49 cent, at any dealer's. Or If yon want something Just "Too .Too," Uet a bottle of tne Terr, Terr Latest Niuca, or THr. litis' Ueuout, for 88 cents. Oar Dschet Powder Is only 23 oents for ad altgantlr daoorated Mstal Casket containing one onaot or JL; Doand lor 0 cents. "' Elegant and Arllatlo Packets 55 eenU. Insist on. hanng ltlzxn'l perfamet in tht original package. Do not allow any on to persasde you otner wise. Bold by almost all dealers throughout tb United States. WM. li. Rises A How, dragglttt and per. turners, established 1S4A, at 8M Blltb are,, Hew York, An elegant assortment of oat-glass bottles tUltd With I richest pwxomst, at rsry LOWIST prist. V liRJ7B A QDEER STATE OF THINGS. Knlghti of Labor (.Ire Employment to m. Cnt-Itate Oovernment Ilnnd. In its report on 'the military and nnvnl bands a special comraitteo of tho Musical Mutual Protective Union gives some very funny and interesting facts regarding tho " outsido " engagements mado by tho bands stationed at tho West Point Military Acud omy. tho Brooklyn Navy-Yard,; Fort Hamil ton, David's Island and tho Naval Academy at Annapolis. Tho Musical Union is taking steps to abolish this interference with its members' legitimate business by tbe soldier nnd Bailor musiclaus wbo rcccivo pay from tho Govern ment and fulfil outsido engagements at rates fur below those which tho citizen musician requires in order to obtain a decent liveli hood. In a list of tho engagements of theso Gov ernment hands lost summer it appears thnt tbo local assembly of tho Knights of Labor formed by tho Hamilton nvenue street-car men employed tho baud of tho Fifth Artil lory, composed' of ten men, and paid them $30 for music furnished at a parade and pic nic. Tho roto of a bund of tho samo nunibor of civil musicians for tho sumo music would havo boon ,CC. Tbo Musical Union looks upon an engage ment liko that as rather inconsistent on tlio part of a labor organization which is attached to tho great order of tbo Knights of Labor. Numerous othor iubtunces aro montioned in the committee's report vhoro tho military and naval bunds furnished music last summer at ono-third or one-half less than tho rates of civio bauds. Threo mon of tho United States bteoniorNevv Hampshire at Newport, wero engaged to ploy at the Gladstone Hotel at Narrogansett Pier for 10 for an evening. The report also tells how nrmy and navy musicians aro engaged. Leaders of sucli bands rank as sergeants in tho army, and two of tbom aro known to bo members of tbo Musical Union of this city. Members of a Government bond aro en listed as privato soldiers with tho under standing that they will bo enabled to add to thoir regular pay by performing at resorts and balls, picnics, parades and parties. Tho adjutant of n regiment outranks a military band leader when it comes to a question of tho stylo of muBio to bo played, and that autocratio individual often assumes his superior authority and lays out tho pro gramuio for his subordinates of tho regi mental band. Ton per cent, of tho outsido earnings of a military band goes into a regi mental fund. Tho committco finds that tho United Statos Army regulations forbid tho enlisted bonds performing outside of Government reserva tions, the same as army tailors, bakors, shoe makers and othor tradesmen aro forbidden from plying their vocations outsido of the corps that they aro attached to. Army sur geons aro not nllowed to practiso among civilians oxcept in cases of emergency, Tho Marino Band at Washington controls noarly all tho outsido ongagomonts for music in that city, and it is undor tho patronago of tho Government. HUNTING DOWN THE FORaERS. More llTldonco Needed Asnlnst tho Cuttom Iloute Hvvlndlern. Williams, O'Brion and Roborts, tho threo mon under arrest for tho forgory of puclio store orders and tho theft of voluablo goods from tho Appraiser's Department of tho Now York Custom-House, passed a dismal night in tho colls in tho basement of Police Head quarters. Thoy awoke early this morning and nto a hearty breakfast of steak, eggs, fried pota toes, coffee, and warm rolls, and woro left in their chilling loneliness to await Justico Duffy's pleasure at 2.30 p. m. Thus far tho detectives havo failed to se curo any tangiblo evidence to faston guilt upon "Handy Andy" Itobcrts, although they aro fully convincod that tho professional forger is tho head and front of tbo conspir acy. O'Brien, who could furnish the ovi denco to sccuro tho conviction of ltoberts, positively refused to tnlk and is willing to boar his shoro of imprisonment rather than " squeal " noon a partnor in distross. Collector Magono during a long conferenco with Inspector Byrnes said: "Tno ends of justice demand that tho thioves shall bo drought to grief ; but it is equally important that tho cloud of suspicion over tho heads of innocent clerks in tho Government employ should bo lifted. If there is a guilty part nor in tho Appraiser's dopartmont ho should bo npprehended at onco, so that others wbo are guiltless shall no longer bo under suspi cion. I cannot praiso too highly your splen did work, and I feel confident that you will got at all the bottom factB." Maurice J. Houlihan, Chiof of the Customs Servico, spends a great deal of his timo with Inspector Byrnes, and is laboring to securo evidence that will send all tho guilty personB to State Prison. 1 Sw HAVE NO FEAR, INSPECTOR STEERS. Tho Doys Will Hny Nothing nt All About Your Christmas Charity. Jack O'Conner is a bright littlo follow who appears at Polico Headquarters regularly ovory afternoon and dispenses the nows to tho officials thcro through tho medium ot tho newspapers. Ho is a newsboy, but that does not prevent bis teeth from chattering when tho thermometer is flirting with zero, and oven though ho did win n big bcok as a prizo for his exalted scholarship ot St. Patrick's School, in Mulborry stroot, yesterday, the warmth of success did not prevent nasty littlo shivers from creeping up his back. This morning Jack wandered about head quarters looking vory cold. He unexpectedly ran up against Inspector Steers, who said : " Why, Jack, whore is your overcoat ?" " Ain't got nono, sir,1' was tho reply. " But you aro cold, aren't you?" Y-y-ir." "Say, Harley," said tho big-hearted In spector to Sorgt. Harley, "just writo an order for an overcoat for this boy, and I'll sign it." Tho order was written and given to Jack, who went to a Broadway olotbior's with it ns fast as his littlo legs could carry him. Soon ho reappeared at Polico Headquarters, ro splendent in a new overcoat with a big fur capo on it. Tho Inspector said to tbo re porters: "Bars, I wouldn't say anything about this." m m Clubbed at the Dnnce. Edward Ilagcnmuller, of 70 East one nnndred and Ninth street, appeared as complainant In tho Harlem Tollco Court this morning against Chas. Siobeck, of 400 Katt Ninety-first sireet. A party tf dancers were at Mount Morris Hall last night, nnd when 1 o'clock came blebeck, who la a special dep uty sheriff, ordered the party out, IlHgcumnller remonstrated and Slebeck clubbed him over tho head. Justico Whilo beld Slebeck for examination. Fell from Ills Cab While Very Tired. Thomas Mollhaney, thirty-eight years old, a cab driver living at S3 East Thirty-seventh street, fell from tbe seat of his cab to the ground while at the corner of Ninetieth street and Third avenue early this morning and rocelvcd a severe scalp wound. An ambulance surgeon attended to the man's in- Iurlei. He was afterwards locked up In the East Ughty-clghtb street station for Intoxication, Major Ilaifgerty'a Funeral. The funeral of Major James Uaggerty will be strictly private. The services, whloh will be beld tills evening, will be attended by the officers end several members of the Manhattan Ilranch of the Irish National League and by the members of the Keno Pott, No. 41, Grand Army ot the Ilepubllc The burial will tako place at Qternwood Cemetery to-morrow. -e- ' Dlayor Hewitt Gets a Itattle. Somebody sent Mayor Hewitt a child's willow rattle to-day, but failed to say whether the toy was Intended for the Mayor himself or for tbe children on Itandall's bland. A card Incloted was marked Grand Armj Fair. iMaKliitteiA-ekaW' J-"U1I ifTtfrll f'VWa.l f lir'J '"-'"' SOCIETY APFAHIS OF NOTE. t THE LEADING EVENT OF THE BEA80N TO BE THE VANDERDILT BALL. It will bo Given by Mm. Cornelius Tnnder. bill, nt Her Home, at Fifth Avenue and Fiaii-sevcnth Htreet, on Jnn. 23 Mra. V. H. f irnnt to bo n Uncut or Mra. I.nara It. Coukllng nt Dinner Thla Evening. EOEMBEItbns almost vanished, nnd January, with its wintry pleas, urcs, is near at baud. Many persons nro rush, ing off to Tuxedo for tho holidays, prepared to enjoy tho first slides of tho season on its de lightfully dangorou? Tho married ladies and' tho debutantes aro examining tho con tents of tho last boxes from Bony nnd Felix nnd Worth, trying to CfW decido which is really tho lovolicst and most becoming gown, for only that ono must bo worn at tho Vandor. bilt ball. This ball, to bo given by Mr. nnd Mrs. Cornelius Vnudcrbilt, nt their homo at Fifth nvouuo and Fifty-seventh street, will bo tho dauco of tho winter und will tako placo on tho evening of Jan. 23. Tho floral decorations havo not yet been decided on, but tho dolicato colors used for tho debutantes will not bo selected, but rathor tho white, red and yellow, and moro brilliant hues suited to tho season. There will bo as splendid a floral display as has been seen for years. Tho now Hungarian band of tho Eden Musco will furnish tho musio. Erdolyi Naczi will load. Mr. and Mrs. Van. dorbilt nre prepared to enjoy society for sev eral years beforo thoir own childron aro old enough to bo introduced. Mrs. Vandcrbllt will also givo a reception on tho afternoon of Jan. 11. Miss Laura R. Conkling will givo a dinnor this evening at her homo, 27 East Tenth street, in honor of her nunt, Mrs. Koscoo Conkling. Miss Conkling will wear a white gown of French faillo with overdroperios of silver tullo, made with nVsloovoless corsago. Tho decorations will bo vory pretty and in iiink. Tho favors will bo bunches of roses. Tho guests will includo ox-Senator and Mrs. Itoscoe Conkling, Mrs. U. S. Grant, Gov. and Mrs. Green, of Now Jersoy: Mr. and Mrs. J. Lavvronco Smith, Mrs. Hicks-Lord and Col. and Mrs. F. D. Grant. Mr. A. A. Bibby will pass a portion of the holidays at Tuxedo. Mr. Egorton L. Winthrop, of 23 East Thirty-third street, will givo a dance on tho evening of (Tan. 4. Contain and Mrs. Warren 0. Beach, of 685 Fifth avonuo. will givo a theatro party followed by a supper thisovouing. Mrs. Arthur M. Dodge, of 72 East Thirty fourth street, will givo a children's party this ovening. Mrs. Lawrence Kip, of 452 Fifth avonuo, will entertain tho Friday Evening Dancing Close on Jan. C. Mrs. Brain Stoker nnd Mrs. Alma Tadema divide tho honors of being tho most beauti ful women in England. Miss Jonnio Chamborlain will pass n por tion of tho winter season in liomo. Mr. and Mrs. Harvey will pass tho winter in Italy. Tho socond monthly rounion of tho Goetho Society will bo held on Jnn. 10. Mr. Frank B. Sanborn, of Concord, Mass., will givo an addross on Goetho nnd Shakespeare, with somo remarks on tho Baconian Hypothesis. EVENTS IN THE DRAMATIC WORLD. Robert II. Mantell It to play at tho Fifth Avenue I Theatre for threo weeks, beginning Maroh 12. 1 "Monbars," an adaptation from tho French, will 1 be tho play. I ' ' She, " as seen at Niblo's, will be transferred in I its entirety next week to Boston, where It will re. Jl main for a month. The bnslncss during the pres. 1 1 cnt week continues to bo extremely satisfactory. jt Manager Gllmore says that it Is tho best, for tho,f""' fr week beforo Christmas, that Niblo's has known for ' a long while. J Tho present management of the Standard Theatre aro not taking any risks of " slips " daring the HI first representation of Paul Kanvar " to-morrow MM night. Tho company not only rehearse during the fll day, but are now giving performances each even. MM ing to wear off those rough edges which lrritato a nl first-night audience. The posters which announce Wl the production of "Faul Kanvar, or Anarchy," 1 are glaringly red. " H Tbo present Casino Company in its entirety will Hj soon leave for Chicago, where it will present m "The Marquis." The "Ermlnle" Company la jH coming back to tho Casino. It Is hard work for I even the Casino to secure an attraction that comes j anywhere near "Ermlnio" in popularity. Iln- ' dolph Aronson Is now on tbe ocean with tho Inten. tlon of searching Europe with tbls end in view. Prof. Hermann's schemo to possess a Broadway theatre seems to have vanished as If by the maglo efforts of which ho is so fond. Instead ot coming to New York, tho prcstidlgltateur will make a long tonr through tho small towns of Colorado, Nevada and California. Ho will bo managed, as usual, by that energetic gentleman known as; "Mike" Leavltt, whose favorite pursuit seems to be the writing of paragraphs about the increase ot bis legal and theatrical affairs. Tho play that will succeed "Elalno" at the Mad. lson Bquaie Theatro la "Heart of Hearts," by Jones, tho author of "Saints and Sinners." Tho play Is now being rohearsed by Charles Goghlan, Mrs. Booth will havo no part In It, tho female roles being assigned to Miss Annie ltussell, Miss Maud Harrison, Mrs. Fbllllps and a young woman, for merly with Gardner's "Only a Farmer's Daugh ter " Company, who will make ber first appearanoe at the MadUou Square Theatro. The professional actors wbo are to ' ' assist " the students of the New York School of Acting in tho special matlnoo which will bo given at tho Lyceum Theatre this afternoon do not seem to bo happy. ft Said one of them: "I am considerably cut up H about a mutilation of A Winter's Talo ' by the Q directors of the play, Mr. Belasco and Mr. Bar- H gent, by which the professional gentleman who N havo by request volunteered their services aro II' made to appear to great disadvantage. It Is rather 1 1 anlnju.tlco tout." Tho matineo promises to be jl very Interesting. Besldoa Act IV. of "A Win- & ter'sTale," Mre. C. A. Doremnv's adaptation of Mollcrd's "Eos Prfclcuacs Hldlculea" will bo I given. 1 The negotiations between ltcnry E. Abbey and Mrs. James Drown Potter, when they were first begun, simply contemplated a number of special M matliuen, which were to bo given at Wallack'a Theatre. It Is said that tho Idea ot theso extra H roatlndes was entertained by Mr. Abbey with ihe H view of keeping Mr. Bellow busy, as that Baccha. rlno young man will be thrown on Mr. Abbey's BJ hands on April 1, when Mrs. Potter's engagement H with Mr. Miner terminates. It Is now probable H that Mrs. Potter will be with Mr. Abboy through. out the next season. Tbe lady lhas a new play, H which was written for ber by Blms, whose ' ' 'Ostler Joo "she brought into prominence, Mr. Miner was fl tnxlout for ber to produce this plsy while under jfl his management, bat up to the pres in t Mrs. Pot. jfl ter has declined to do this. It Is thought that a strong play will revive tbe droo'plng Interest in H Mrs. Fotter and give ber a chance to do well wlta S ber second season. j 1 WaiAi.: .JnUsA..i.aJ..IJ. t-L.t t. MmtSt Hi