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Hi'. "-' s THE WORLD : TUESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 27, 1887.
r THE WORLD. jKf TUESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 27. B JHsjC SVDSCItlFJION TO xftB XVJSXIXO mf" EDTZ10X (Including Fottagt), Htv " PW? MONTR, 30c l rXli TSAR, $3. SO. H THE NOVEMBER RECORD. DpT Total number of "Worlds" printed darlna- Ra. Ibe month of November- 1887i K 8,505,840. jjH" AVKHAQH PKB SAT FOB THE ENTIIIE jKt' MONTH, K. 283,528 COPIES. LLkT , , , jBp , XOPEUBKR CIIICUIA TWS (luring the PAt tt K vtar compart a: IgggggF VnlXlf Datti m-Z IWaf. t-ra,, jjHft S9 , , 043,801 31,400 jjKfi MM , , 101,070 48,350 jjB'' " 8,843,83 329,104 jjH? 3SBB 4,048,403 104,048 jjBi' J0 0,107,490 S03,B80 K ?sr............ 0,505,840 283,528 Hf OPE? TO ALL. i, The, New York "World" Invito every jHfeH Nowipapor Proprietor and every Advertlior jHfr- to examine Its Books and Press Room to jKf Satisfy himself about Its Circulation. Hl. ADVERTISING RATES. H (Agste Measurement.) HpT Ordinary, 25 rati per Una. No titre price for so. Jyj etptable display. Builnwa or Special NoUc-s, oppoelte HK7 Cdltcnal page, 00 earns par line. Reading Nvtioaa. B," tUrred or marked "rid.."! rirat pace. 81.00 per HKl line iFoerth page, 1.20' per llnei Iualde page, SI IgggW. i vlme. LLw'i- Tt ratttfer oJtfTtlriig IV Patty Would J. eel Kt IHe.Xr.(t.y.m.. JVor ale Ik. ralM e tm B&i ejliaijr.r(Xlll(n, jB&j' THE BTKIKE OIT. Hj The rofasal'of a largo body of tbe Bonding Bf employees to Join In tho striko bos avorted Hg' ft foredoomed failure. K& The men who tbua stood oat against this H&ft extreme moasuro regard tbe action of tho HM' Philadelphia Knights as ill-timed and lnad. H Tisable, and thoir opinion is justified by tho Hfi rescinding of tho order for a strike. Bj?' To bring distress and suffering upon Hw tons of thousands of poor people nil ovor H tbe country by furnishing a now pretext Bji for raising tho prioe of coal, and perhaps H$ creating a fuel famine in midwinter, would B-t. certainly bo a far greater injury to the Kr' working class than tho employment at one Rr. point of a few non-union men. H& The Hooding Knights evidently believe HKa that " an injury to all is the concern of all." jS, A WHOLESALE BANTA OtAUB. Hp Ex-Got. Aloes, of Michigan, has given to Hf'? other Tory Hob. men a noble example of tha y tight uso of wealth. Kk Ho fitted out COO of tho poorest newsboy of Bt& Detroit with complete suits of winter cloth. Kf Jng as a Christmas present, and will follow H.' this up by giving to 1,000 poor families a KSl ton of coal or a cord of hard wood and Hv" e barrel of flour each. Tbe beneficiaries Kjk- bavo been carefully selcoted by Mr. Aloha's H-' own Agents, with a viow to helping the do- Hfk eorving poor. H If the other lumber lords and coal barons Hy& and iron kings would moke such good use of Hijl some of their superfluous wealth, there HM would perhaps bo less prejudice against the HjL tax system that has helped them to their gggK. riches. jR THE DEVIL-HBira FEELEBS. Tho monopolistio dovll-fish is multiplying BK' its tentacles. Tho Coke Syndicate, now ro- Hlif organizing, will add another to the combina. Rr tlons for arbitrarily fixing the prico of nocea- Hhi eitiesof thepeoplo or essontiols of manu- HEf, Tactures. He'- Wo have now a Sugar Trust, an Oil Trust. HI& Cotton Seed Trust, a Lead Trust, a Rubber HJL Trust, Bait and Steel pools or " combines," Hti'1 Envelope and Paper-Bng Trusts, a Cordnge ij pool and scores of other conspiracies for HP' . substituting combinations for competition Hra as tho law of business. Hlf ! it ot timo for the people to combine B against tho " combines," and to show their Hf distrust of Trusts ? Kb MAKE THEM DI800R0E. H The report that tho President has approved B tho recommendation that suits be brought BPTrTB against J at Gould and his co-wreekers of the JW tjnion Pacifio road to recover tho 910,000,000 f which they " got away with," is good enough KjSF1 to bo true. Ka It would bo tho tallest kind of a fcathor in Hf tho cap of tho Administration if it could pre- Hp serve the Government's interest in these Mbi, roads from loss and recover some portion of k' the plunder to whleh they have been Bub- H jocted. Hj Tho sportive monkey that fired tho town of k? Wakefield, Wis., by ovcrturnmg a lamp can 1 claim a small place in the niche of tho templo Ht rt fame occupied by the cow whose kick con- HV flagrated Chicago. BJJJJHV. i HJa' Young Boss Couc, that cock.suro young Hp joul, was warned by Tors Would some timo Hlfi, ngo not to count his persimmons until Hi inrni IIcsTEn'a long polo had got in its fine Hv Work. H tfoney opened the jail doors for Jjuks H& Bnxnr and wit and daring opened the jail HI window to Paul, Kbavbk. Tho rich rogues Hjl;1 are not always the only ones in luck. jb Dr. Maoxxnzib now sayg of the Crown SJp' Prince's trouble that "timo alono con do. ftermine the exact nature of the disease." p It is evident that tho doctors can't, ki Tbe Heading strikers struck before the SI 'ron vos uo' Bn(J tl10 wentter 's too cold to HBx Sialco it not by striking. VaeeeVBi HKT Unolo Bamuel I You ought to be ashamed HH-- ,. 9t yourself to leare the sidewaLk on the. tt ft " 'A jMUJWjlj Mall stroet side of your big Post-Offloe per sistently unshovslled. It is setting a bad example. " Christmas comes but onee a year," but it lasts some people a good while when it gets here. The Christmas snowstorm was a little lato, but it got thero all tho same. mm i AT THE SEYMOUR CLUB. Kdl Errant, brother of the late Dan Bryant, the mlnttrcl, is a chinjilon crib purer. Warren O. Dennett Is preparing a hlitorr of Irving Hall, with Iti victories and lti dettiU. Henry Campbell, a Vcicj street grocer, leaves the club ever; night at It o'clock. Frederick W. Latham drops In occaalonally and tslka about Sixteenth District politics. Patrick Mallon, of the Fifteenth Dlitrlet, aaja that oo Influence will again get him to withdraw from an aldermanlo race. James J. Fleming Is always a welcome visitor, lie keeps the dumb waiter busy. "llowarerou, Mr'. President?" Is the way ox Freaident of the Board of Aldermon ltobert D. Koouey la reeelvod when he enters the rooms. Oscar n. Bogart is one of the regular attendants. He ought to shoot hU broad-brimmed bat. Joseph F. AloDonough Is seldom seen at theeard table. Ue goes home esrly. ltobert A, Yan Wyck drops In about three times a week. lie continues In bis belief that Tarn many nail and the County Democracy combination will not last six months. Ex-Uenatnr Tranols M. Blxby and ex-Corarala-jloner Nicholas ilaogbton have frequent confer ences In the back parlor. - WORLDLINGS. The old brjok church at SmlthOeld, Vs. , bnllt In USJ, Is still In use for divine worship, It has Re cently been repaired and gives evidence of luting a century or two longer. Uliao Frledel, Anarchist Llngg's aweetheart, has made an engagement with a dime museum man ager to make a tour of the South and West and .pose as Louis Llngg's OlrL " A negro tblef was found lying dead, near Wil mington, N. C, by the body of a bog he had stolon and killed. It was evident that whllo trying to carry tho hog away bo bad atrajned himself and apparently died Instantly of heart disease. Tbe Association of Grand Works of Panama has made a contract with a business house of Ilalphong for the supply of 1. SOO coolies, who will be put to work on the Panama Canal. Tboy aro to trecelvo ISO s month and free board and lodging, A young man named bwank, of Beaver Falls, l'a., aatudentat Oeneva College, ran at full spood agilnat a clothesline while chaalng a goat out of a yard. The line caught him Just under the nose, tearlnn, out his upper teeth and splitting the mouth from ear to ear. Ainumber of Bradford, England, firms dealing with largo bouses In Oerraauj and other Continental countries novo received notice that after a certain date VolapQk will bo systematically used by their Continental customers for tho purpose of Inter national correspondence. The proprietor of a Kansas city restaurant began some yeais ago to pick out and preserve all the old coin that found Its way Into his cash drawer, and be now has a collection of great value. Somo of the coins are extremely rare and oould be sold for many times their tace value. Tbe wtfe of John Bradford, dl Wilmington, Deb, left her bed while fast asleep, walked from the ohamber Into the ball and fell downstairs, break. Ing her nose and sustaining other sevsre Injuries, (the had been dreaming at the time of a similar accident whlon had occurred to an acquaintance, a lady, a year ago. Col. Weeka'a cow, at Mlkesvllle, Fla., recently gavo birth to a calf whleh haa two heads and eight legs and feet, and the editor of tbe Savannah -Vetcj has bad a present of a queer fowl whloh, so far as tho bead and neek go, Is undoubtedly a rooster, while tbe lower part of the body andjthelcgs aro unmistakably those or a duok. It has taken Jack Cuddahy, of Chloago, only twelve years to raise bis station In life from that of a poor butoher'a ssslstam to that of a millionaire packer of power and distinction. Much of bis for tune waa made through speculatlona In grain, and be attained his succeas through a shrewd habit of coppering" the deals of a speculator who was noted for bis HI luck In Investments. John Benson, a friendless man living at Indian spoils, hss askod the County Comimsiloners t allow him to paas the remainder of his days In tae Poorbouse, promising on his death, to bequeath to the county $3,000 In 4 per cent. Government bonds. lie says that he haa lost all confidence In humanity and bas concluded that he would be safer In the l'oorhouae than any whero else. Oneete at Ibe Hotels. Senator John H. Mitchell, of Oregon, Is at the llotfman. Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Booth are guests of the Fark Avenue. Prof. M. Anderson, of Hobsrt College, is now at the Everett. Surgeon C. L. Heyman, U. & A. , Is registered at the Grand. A. T. Babbit, a ranchman, of Cheyenne, Is booked at the Brevooru Ex-Mayor C A. Prince, of Boston, his arrived at the BartholdL Nelson Morris, a Chicago capitalist, la a recent arrival at the Qllsey. William R. 1'nnce, M. D., of Itlchford, VL, Is stsylng at tbe Sturievant. I'rot Spencer B. Newbury and Mrs. Newbury, of Ithaca, are guests of the Union Square. The Brunswick's book shows the names of T. liroiseau and J. B. A. Mongenals, two of Mon treal's citizens. Senator Arthur I. Oorham, of Maryland, and Congressman batnuel J. Jtandall are recent arrivals at trie Filth Avenue. Congressional Delegate J. K. Toole, from Mon Una, surprised the dudes about the Hoffman by Ibe swell cut of his clothes. At tbe Victoria are John K. Cowen, attorney for the IUlilmoro and Ohio Railroad, and C. Selden, who la connected with the same railroad, both of Baltimore. The society women who annually visit Thomas, vllle, Fla., will rejoice to learn that Gordon 1 Wred, the pet of Boston society, bas reached the Hoffman on his way to lead the German at the opening of the Mitchell House, Thomasvllle. Extremes Meet. tVon A Dufalo CoMrf.r.l A most Interesting part lu Christmas shopping Is played by the nustle thst innocent appendsge which makes the woman form dlvlno much re semble a swan or something. Go Into a popular dry-goods or notions house, whero the holiday counters are placed but a lew feet apart. Atoue counter stands a woman huntlnc vigorously and louu for some 10-cent article. Just behind hens another woman similarly engaged. Tbe countera aro nve feet from each other, yet the women are actually Introducing their bustles one to the oiher. Tho fuunr part ot It U that the women do not know anything about this. m m Tbe Thongblleea Throne;. rVen A nilaJilpMa J-r.u.) Wife (returned from church You should Have beard Mr. Goodman's sermon this morning, my dear. I don't know when anything haa made auch a profound Impression upon me. Iluaband Did you wale bomoT Wlfo-No, I took u street car; and do you know, John, the conductor never asked me for my fare. Wasn't I lucky t a Ilnilroade In the United Nlntea. (Ven laa Cklcago lw 0a,J New York be dropped to tne position of tbe 'sixth Stale of the Union In the number of miles of her railroads. Illinois stands at tho bead, fol lowed by Iowa, Kansas, Texas, I'ennarlvanla, New York ana Ohio. Kansas, with 400 more miles of railway than New York, la an object lesson worthy of study. HOT SIIOT FOR QUARANTINE. e GROSS MISMANAGEMENT CHARGED BY. THE STATE HEALTH BOARD. The Cholera Pntlente Aliened to Ilnva Hern Trentrd with Ilrntnlllr and Neglect Inenniclrnt Precaution TnUen Managed In the Interest of rolltlce The t'ommls elonere Mllrnt When Aslted for at Keply. Thomas N. Kowbold, President of thoStato Board of Health, lift or n rigid investigation into tho lunnngcmcnt of tho Quarautiuo Station, has submitted to Governor Hill a report. This conclusion is reached : While the Board wl,l not say that Quarantine seems to be managed or mismanaged, muro In the Interests of politics than of the puiillo, no other conclusion can fairly be reached after reading of the neglect and brutality displayed by the Quaran tine authorities. Tho result of tho investigation which was mndo immediately nftcr tho roccnt outbreak of cholera, is that tho Hoard of Health llnils that tho opinion of thoso who hnvo modo tho lnuttir a Htmly is that n woruo btuto of nffniru tliun now oxistB at Quarautiuo would bo diffi cult to imagine. After describing the different islands, tho buildings erected on them and tho accommo dations for the sick, tho roport says : The manner In which tho food was distributed was undoubtedly tho means ot prolonging thu rav ages of the disease, cholera. It Is now well es tablished by scleuildc research that the principal mode, If not the only one. In which cholera la transierred from one person to another, Is by means of what Is known us tho cholera germ being allowed to enter into water or other Aulas imbibed or food taken Into tho stomach. That the water on Hoffman Island was not Im pregnated la shown by tho comparatively few i.uci. end that thev amieared one alter tbe other. Instead of numbers at once. But that fresh esses kept appearing pointed to some cause, and the morbluo potion was undoubtedly transmitted from one to another by means of the food, dirty hands, luting on thorn cholera germs, handing the food to others, or dipping Into the Bame dish. No proper means were present for washing, no balotubs In which patients could bo bathed, and the closet were Insufficient. Trenchoa had to be dug fur Utrlncs. No watoh was kept of closets or latrines to seo how many tlmas any one person used tbem. No physician waa on tue Island, sev eral guards keeplug order. Tents might have been used for Isolation, and one waa sent, but It waa not put up. '1 ho Hospital Ship, tho old hulk Illinois, Is sup posed to be kept In the Lower Bar from spring until all, but as no repairs had been made on ber for years, as stated by tbe Health Officer, aho leaked so badly that she had to bo towed back to Gowanua Creek, where she could lie safe In the mud. At tbe boarding station at Clifton no patients are lauded or treated. The Health Officer and his deputy have tlielr houses at this station, and from I,... vny.nl. nm lmnril.,1 niwl pTnmln.d. Thft antnn netlcct and decay nre seen as noticed at llotfman Island. The homes need painting, the walks und roadbed repairs; tho dock Is almost tumbling Into tbo water. No effort seems to bo made to keep tue place In proper eondlllon. The Board of Health of Now York City, knowing well tbo inunncr lu which the choleru had been handled ut Quarantine, made every arrangement to take pasiengers and their luggage upon tnelr landing and subject them to a furthrr dlsiufectlon, It not considering the methods used by the Health Officer to bo sufficient or one In which tho public could have confidence unless under the supervision of a known expert, Tho roport further asserts that all tho suggestions madu for tho treatment of tho cholera patients from tho bteamer Alosia and nil tho main moasuros which tended to stop tho outbreak of tho discaso and protect tho public- came from or wore proposed by differ ent visitors to tho station in October. Tho report snyB t No one who has see tho station during the late outbreak oould state that it wa ready for work. The hospital ship required by law to bo kept In commission .from MayTto November, to be at anchor In the Lower Bay and to bo cipublo of car ing for not lens than loo patients, was on her sta tion not two weeks, and then was quietly sent to rest In the mud of Gowauus Creek, Hoffman Island was In such a stato of decay as to be almost useless. Swinburne Island alouo waa In a condition to give any chance of auceesafully baudllug diseases. But lieio no resilient physloiau was stutlonrd, not enough nurses and no female nurse, and the poor creatures under treatment there had to await tho coming of the Health Officer to receive attention, save what the nurses could give; and tbe Health Officer stated that tho attacks In this outbreak of cnolera wero sudden and severe, tho stuao ot collapse coming on In from eight to twelvo hours. coolers Is a disease tin which prompt action la called for on the part ut tho physician. It would seem that from ordinary dlctatis of humanity the Quarantine authorities would have had enough mrdloal officers employed, If only for temporary service, to fully attend and give all aid in their power to thosu unfortunate enough to be stricken with such a plague. Tho families or mess groups who had been ex pond to infection umoug the Immigrants landed from tho Alesla rould have easily been cared form tbo empty pavilions on Swinburne Islaud, and thus have been proper It sequestered. This was done with the Immigrants from the Britannia, with the result ot almost immediately stopplug the out break. In conclusion, President Nowbold says : From all the evldeuce I havo been able to collect. It la tbe unaulmoua opinion of thoae posted on such mutters thst It would be difficult to Imagine a worse state ot affairs than now exists at tho Quar antine Station. It 1b hard to realize lu this, ago of civilization that the harbor ot the city of New York hhould be so Inadequately provided with fa cilities for the prevention and extinction of an epi demic. The Stale Board of Health does not con sider It within Ita province to pionounce upon the action of the Quarantine authorities, I have merely endeavored lo tlvo a few facts concerning the eondlllon of affairs as they were found by the different persons who visited the station, and allow you to form your own Judgmeut upon lb That tho health of the siato and the country was put In great Jeopardy by tho culpable unreadiness of the station admits of no question. Tho Qtinrautino Commissioners rofuse to talk about tho disclosures made by tho Htato Board of Health. , Comibsioner Piatt snid thiB morning that tho Coimnisbiouors aro obliged to Bond to tho Legisiaturo, annually, u report of thoir doings anil tho work at the Quarantine Islands. In this report, any statements in refutation of the charges already mado will bo presented. Until then, ho will havo noth ing to sny. ilo baid ho did not think that tho investi gation of tho Stato Hoard of Health would tend to hasten tho Commissioners' report, and ho would not say whether he believed tho charges of mismanagement. Commissioner Judd was too busy in his publishing house to discuss the work of tho Qunrantino officers. Commissioner Nichols had not been seen at his office to-day up to the timo the reporter left. . J Si Ilobbed While In a Fight. The noise made by a tight la the saloon of James J. Browne, S039 Second avenue, at about 11 o'clock last night, attracted the attention of Policeman Goll, ot tho Twenty-seventh Precinct. Ho entered, and two men, John Mssterson, of tO'iS Second avenue, and Dan Schelllln, ot XUS9 Sec ond avruuc, rushed up to him. und charged that HughQululsu, of sM West Thlrt-fourtti street, hail assaulted them with a club. The policeman arrested all three men and took them to tho East Elgbty-clgnth street police station. Qululau admitted having quarrelled with Master son and Schenilu, but said that It was a "put up Job to rob him. " He had lost his gold watch and chain and charged that tbe saloonkeeper had taken thorn from him while be was tlghtlug. A second visit to the saloon resulted In the arrest of Browne. He denied stealing the Jewelry, but banded tho chain to the policeman, saying that ho had found It on the door. In the Harlem Police Court, this morning, Justice White dismissed the complaint agaln.l Qulniau, but held the other three lu $l,ooo each for robbery. m m Quarrelled About m. Coat. Albert Fisher and Benjamin Brown were charged In the Jefferson Market 1'ollce Court to-day with disorderly conduct by Louis ltosenberg, of SO '1 hompson street. Fisher had a eoat stolen from him snd he beard that ltoscuberg hsd bought lu He went to tbe store accompanied by Brown to get blalcoat. ltoscuberg refused to let him have It unless be paid thoptlceof lu Hot words followed and Fisher and his friend smashed the glass of the show windows. Police man McGralh, of the Kmbth Precinct, arrested both men. Justice Duffy fined them each IS. mm Hanged Himself to a Hud. Poet. John O. Itcuss, a tailor, of mo East One Hun dred and Forty-ninth street, was found dead and banging to a bed-post In bis room this morning. He had been acting strangely tor more than a week, but no cause la assigned for bis suicide, lie leaves a widow and nve etuidrcn. NATUkrTB BI'ARKLERS AMD ART'& Only Expert Able to Tell Sometimes Whether a Diamond is Genuine. rVyn-fTfraas-iM P all the professions in HMvJyj j 1 1 "iho world nono por- ftjfir cSrwirf "cndont than that of MMiVriW" '10 dmmoU(1 cxPort' gWlLemHlVeLJltLy. His salary is high, and llm WjlBKfel he fimls "ltl0 dimcul,y ilif-2 rr.; 1'ours of labor nro fow inKlwlPSSHnnd his task compara- Hut theso advantages nro tho fruits of years of study among diamonds, and his profession is one that, when mastered, in volves most dolicato duties, many intorcbtB und much money. Thero aro tricks in every trade, and diamond cheats aro among tho most fcated criminals iu tho country. Thoy can mako n stone that looks liko a perfect diamond, half of glass nnd half tho real gem. In tho betting, when them is a background, n silver composition is usetl'to gio tho gem a white and crystal-liko appear ance, and often indeed thev mako ft paste diamond to closely resembling tho gcuuino that only an expert can distinguish it. The duties or the expert aro to vnhto dia monds uftor ouco having found tho gems geuttino. nnd this ho does ho does with tho aid of his long study of tho gems. There ran bo no absoluto rulo laid down for this branch of tho profession, although tho weight is a chiof factor in fixing tho prico. But whilo one stone ia worth SCO n carat another could not ho bought for twice that figure. Tho whiter tho gem tho moro valtta lilo. Tho moro yellow it is ordinarily tho cheaper is it. There are numerous methods of determin ing whethor a stone is a diamond or a cheat. Acid is tho most popular tost to-day. If tho diamond is pure, tho acid will havo no effect. White sapphires aro often mistaken even by jewellers for diamonds. The oxport tolls them apart at a glance. If ho is in doubt ho scratches tho ono across the other. Tho dia mond will mark tho sapphiro, but thoro is no em yot found will cut a diamond, Bavo a iamond. Pilrs nro ofton used, and hero again dia monds are not nffected, though much caro has to be taken lest the edgos suffer. Again, tho expert is acquainted with tho Iihysical properties of different stones. Ho cnows tii at a diamond acquires positive electricity by friction, that it is a non-conductor of electricity nnd is infusible, but can bo volatilized by continuous heat, and ho knows from observation that it is transparent and translucent. ' m m DOCKSTADER AND THATCHER ARE OUT. One Eminent Minstrel Fell Asleep While I.lelcnlng to the Other's Jokes. A cloud obscured tho amiability of Lew Dockstader's nature tho othor night and tho genial minstrol was soroly and goncrously vexed. Of courso Mr. Hockstader bas just as much right to he vexed as othor men, but somohow peoplo liko to know exactly why a gentleman who makes sido-splitting jokes night after night and not always tho samo ones should havo given way to irritability. It is easy to oxplain. Mr. Dockstador hear ing that Goorgo Thatcher, a brother minstrol, had n night off, sent that gentleman an in. vitntiou to occupy a box in his theatro. It may be that tho energetio Mr. Low wanted to show Thntcher his superiority from a niin strul's standpoint. When ulgut came tho porrormanco wont with great zest. Low Dockstador as end man had nevor been funnier until oh I horror! his oyes rented on tho occupants of ono of tho boxes, and to his coiibtoruation he saw Thntcher asleep and snoring in full viow of the audience. Hockstader fumed over tho insult, nis faco was blackened, or it would undoubtedly havo bcon scarlet with indignation. Such an insult to put upon him ! Thatcher was ac companied by his wifo, who sat beside hor liego lord as ho pursued his studios in nasal music The sight soon becamo intolerable to Doclc stadcr. At tho end of tho act ho sont a mes. Beuger around to Mrs. Thatcher, tolling hor that her husband must not indulgo in such jokcH. "Thoro's nothing funny in it," Mr. Dock stador said. All tho minstrels roared with laughter. " Get on to Thatcher," thoy cried. Noth ing could havo persuaded them that tho miiistrol was not joking. " Ccorge," said Mrs. Thntchor, nudging her husband, after roceiving Dockstador's mossago; " do wako up. Dockstador thinks you aro wilfully insulting him." Mr. Thatcher rubbed his oyes nnd lookod around him. What ho said wouldn't look pretty horo. With a look of suporb contempt at tho staj-o. ho rose, nnd beckoning to his wife to follow him, left the theatre. It is said that Thatoher and Dockstador now meet as strangers. KEEN CRITICS OF MUSIC. Trndee Unionists Say that Iletter Orches tras Would be Appreciated I-verywhere. Tho articles in Tnn Wobxd'b ovoning edi tions regarding small orohestras in tho the atres and opera-houses in this city havo at tracted tho attention of managers and caused considerable comment, somo 4)f which is fa vornhlo nnd somo unfavorable. Members of the Musical Uuiou ridipulotho assertions of somo managers that thoir thoa tres nro provided with good orchostrns, suffi ciently largo for all purposes. Comparisons aro made of orchestras in this city and thoso of European thcatrcB. Whilo Now York tho atres havo eight, nine and ton nieces of um sio, playhouses in Paris, London, Berlin and other European cities havo doublo nnd treblo tho number and employ tho bost instrument alists to bo had. Manager French, of tho Grand Opera. Hottso, has expressed a willingness to in crease his orchestra provided tho manngors of other houses do likewise. Ho has ono of tho best orchestras in tho city at present, ac cording to tho opinion of loading members of the Musical Uuiou. Tho remark of a uianngor of a big spoctacu lar piece, that tho musio of nu orchestra of nine nieces was good enough for tho patrons of allow cry theatro, has "rolled" tho mu sicians and many of the patrons considerably, " Good limbic performed by on orchestra of say fifteen pieces iu the Bowery theatres would bo jubt as much appreciated as in tho moro protontious theatres in Broadway nnd elsewhere," said nn officor of tho Musical Union to-day to a WoitLn roportor. " The theatro-goers on the cast side are as keen critics of n good play as can be found in nny other part of tho city. Let the managors in crcaso thoir orchestras and thoy will mako their theatres far moro attractive. But most of our managors want to save a fow dollars a week by employing as few musicians as possible," Among the Tollers. The Journeymen Plumbers of this city will give their twenty-first annual ball In Clarendon Hall on Jan. so. A ball la to be given by the Brooklyn plumbers, nndcr tbo tuanagcmenl of National Dim riot Assem bly No. t5, on Jan. is In tbe Palace Kink. The Soclallettc Labor party and the United Ger man Trades Unions announce a "urand national fair " at Clarendon Halllon Dec S3, no and SI. The proceeds are to be donated towards the establish ment of a party printing office. The Muslcsl Mutual Protective Union will seren esade Henry Irving on his return to this city. Two hundred and Dfty of the best musician In the union are to interpret tbe programme and Theo dore Thomas baa been requested to act as conductor. Itnn Over and Killed by a Train. A man, supposed to be James Ilacghen, was run over aud killed by a train on tbe Torcbester branch of the New Haven and Hartford Itsllroad late last night. There were papers bearing that name found In bis pockets, SYRIA'S RAGGED PUGRLMS. e TOE QUEER IMMIGRANTS FROM TnE EAST STILL AT CASTLE GARDEN. Ono of the Ilnnd n Patriarch with a Blx atunlhe' t'hlld-I.ote of Color In Their Attlrr nnd Also I.ole of Dirt A Drelre lo Peddle I'.xprraaril by Chattering and (reiuree A Iteecurr. I Thc forty-two Asyrinns who wcrclnnded at Castlo Gaidcn from tho Meerngo of tho Chateau I.eovillo, nnd were dotainod becauso of their destitttto circumstances, wero found at breakfast at Castlo Garden by a Would reporter this morning. Tho inotloy crowd is composed of men, women aud children of every ago, and thoir clothing Ih as varied in hues as tho famous cont of Joseph. Tho eldest of tho party, a eenmed and wrinkled old man, woro a red fez with a black tnsicl, trousers liko thoso of the fa mous Ellsworth Zouaves, socks that woro probnbly whilo in tho middle ages nnd which lopped down ou a p.dr of pointed, turued-up-tocd shoes, with countors liko thobo of tho buskins seen in old plays, show ing a lean and bony shank. Tho man's coat wuh simply a cast-off garment of civilization. Tho voungest immigrant of all was a mito of u buby, pretty, but dirty, lying in tho arms of tho sixty-ycar-old wifo of tho patri arch. Tho couido hod boon married twenty, fivo years nnd this was thoir first born. It was six months old und was swathed in non descript wraps of yellow, red, bluo and green cloth. The wifo was fancifully attired In many hucd pnnnonts, nearly liko thoso worn by Americans. Each woman whoso head was innocent of tho bright-striped or plaid bandana, displayed in tho tho ccntro of the top of her head a round surfneo of smooth scalp as largo as a silver quuitcr, and tho reporter was informed that it was iu accordance with a Syrian cus tom, though tho meaning of it could not bo learned. Thoso peoplo wero n part of a party of sixty, fivo immit'rautH, nnd when thoso who got on tho plor nil right divined from tho cross-examination through which thoy woro put by Missionary and Interpreter Goldstein that money in their purses was uocossary for thoir admission to thu blessings of this laud of tho freo, thoy mndo attomnts to assist thoir less fortunate brothers who wero still on tho bnrgo. One follow tossed n bandana ovor tho rail to tho bargo deck. But it fnilod of reaching tho ono for whom it was intended, and whon Clerk John Gilroy. who had tho peoplo in cluirgo. picked it up, ho found fivo Englibh sovereigns tied up in ono corner of tho ker chief. Thoso detained said thoy wero from Joru snlom nnd Bayrouth, whoro thoy earned their living by making bends aud tawdry jewelry, which thoy sold in tho streets of Jerusalem, Ench wears a rosary and crucifix. When asked if they wero Catholics thoy brightenod up at ouco und chattered like magpies, tho only uudorstaudablo wordB being : " Me Christian 1 Catolic 1 Mo no " something or other, and each of tho magpies tapped his index ilugor on his own breast oagorly and with tho light of liopo in his oyo. Just then a tall, swarthy, well-clad man of forty-live years approached the rail from the outside, onrt at a Biugle word from film " Halak, sir." there was a stampodo from tho reporter to the rail. Tho uow-comor Binilod as sweetly as a man who has ono bloodshot and filmy eye can smile, and repeated again and again to each in turn: "Halak, sir! Halak, sirl Kef Hnlnk! Kof Halak!" As ho greeted tho immigrants thus he raised his hat straight up, clear from his head, und pressed tho four fingers of tho othor hand first on tho tip of his noso, then on his lips and finally made a cross on his breast. This saluto was mot by a similar one from tbo nowcomcrs, and then ho addressed them in Kyriac. He was Charlio Saffee, of 57 Washington street, and ho printed his namo on tho re porter's pad with a rubber stamp, Ilo said his pooplo bad beon Christians for 1,500 yours, having boon converted by missionaries of tho Groek Church. Ho indignantly resented tbo idea that they wero natives of Jerusnlum or Bayreuth, and said nppoallngly to tho visitors : "Lobanon ?" whereat thero wns a chorus of ecstatic " Ahs I" a rolling of eyes, ami repetition rov erontly of tho word " Lobanon 1" Mr. Snffco was present as representative of Monsour Sburbeo, of 57 Washington street und of Toledo, O., denier in oiicntal beads nnd jewelry. Ho was ready to guarantee that the now arrivals should bo employed. " How many Syrians in town ?"lio repeated aft or tho reporter in a broken English that duties reproduction on paper. " Oh, that I cannot tell thero nro so many. Yes, all live at 55, 67 and 69 Washington street." Jona Jabon. ono of tho newcomers, spoko Italian, French and Spanish, and he said to an intcrorcter that tho people had an aggre gate of over $400 worth of goods now await ing them at tho Custom-House, and had some little money besides. The fingers of tho men woro yellowed by eigaretto smoking, and Mr. Saffee gave out to thorn papers and tobacco. Ho said that " Kef Halnk" meant " How do you do," and " Halak Soi." "good morning." What will bo tho result of Mr. Saffeo's visit on tho peoplo will bo decided by Col lector Magouo to-day probably. i m MR. ARKELL.CONTUOLS "THE JUDGE." He Hays Slx-Teuthe of the Company's Cap Hal Htack for 8100,000. It has been reported that W. J. Arkoll has purchased from tho Hart estate sixty out of tho ono hundred shares of tho Judge Publish ing Company for $100,000. Mr. ArKolf is in Albany at present, but his secretary, W. ,T. Merrill, says that the report that Mr. Arkoll purchased tho stock is truo, but ho refuses to giyo tho purchase price, only Buying that it wns way up in the thou sands und that Mr. Arkell can, if he wishes, put his namo to tho papor as editor and proprietor. Mercury Froze In the Bulb. From Ut JUntT HtimlUeaii, Die. 2.. The cold wave which swept over tho Western country reached Its highest point tn Colorado yes terday morning at 8 o'clock, Tho cold w as Intense. Never In the hlitory of the Denver and Hlo Grande road has tho temperature along the Hue been so low. It was so cold at one point, at least, that the mercury froze In the thermometers, and at seviral points mercury was abandoned as a means of reg istering, and tbo officials resorted to the spirit tube. Even at Denver, sheltered as It Is, the ther mometer registered 13 degrees below zero at tl o'clock. As u matter of eourse the Intensest de cree of cold was felt among the high points In tho mountains and among the mountain pusses. At ltoblnson, for Instant;, a few intles from Lead vllle, thu temperature waa si degrees below zero. Every thermometer froze tneruoment It was ex posed. The next coldest point was Gunnison, wtitro the people shivered lu a temperature of 89 degrees below zero. At Crested Butte the ther mometer registered 8.1 degrees below; at Monarch It waa .7, ltcd Cliff 80 and Westcllffe n. The only warm spot In the State was at Grand Junction, wbere the thermometer stood 14 degrees above zero. In view of the Interna cold elsewhere these figures were suggestive ot the bubbling songs of early springtime m m Chnngcd Ills Letter Carrier. ' Frowi th Clnelnnall TtUgra, Cob Mort," Hawkins, prces agent of the Cen tennial Exposition, occupies a room on the fourth floor ot the Custom-House as his headquarters. Up to several days ago ho bad hla private desk at the wcat end of tbe room, but has since removed It to toe eastern!. Several hours after this change be was surprised at tbe appearance of a new letter carrier. " Where la J" asked the Colonel, referring to the old carrier. Oh. you moved out ot bis route Into mine," re plied the new man. ' How sot" V ell, Colonel, you see the centre of your room Is the route line, and when yon crcsxed It yon changed carriers." TWO FOES OF THE SPARROW. Bhetgane la Jersey nnd tho Great Northern Shrike la Madison Bquarev, H- V nEBEdo yon find any 4Xf-j7( 55?1 W game worth going U--rfT nf,cr?" n Woran re-N.JK- pL porter nsked a f riond AftrJ v'10 i,oaril1' a Sixth jlji'l j&Hfr avenue elovatcd train "7r 4. w'tu BMolGun on "'B 43,1 wJJsjgP' shoulder this morning. SyL&-i "Just over in Jersey, WfmjifUfn. at Guttcnburg," he ro- fit -W idled. " I got n nico mess of robitis thero last summer, and about now is a good timo to look for sparrows." " Sparrow st Thoy aro not fit to cat, are thoy ?" asked tho reporter. " Fit I About twonty of them mako a good a dinner for ono as I caro to have." The roportor had forgotten all about tho sportsman when n little lntor he ran across another friend of society and enemy of tho pugnacious littlo half-ounce pest iu Madison Biiuuro Park. For somo years tho opening of winter has been the signal for tho appearauco in the city of nu ever-increasing horde of theso littlo pests. At first they received a hearty welcome Frequently kind house wives scattered grain, bread crumbs nud other food for the robust littlo rascals. But gradually they beennio almost an intolerable nuisance, nnd ninny devices havo boen tried for thoir extermination, but with nbout tho samo effect said to bo produced by killing u rod nnt n thousand new sparrows camo to each funeral. What tho mau of uote3 saw was a pitched battlo botwecu n sparrow and a Rhriko or butcher-bird. Tho odds woro greatly againBt the littlo Enplibh emigrant, out, liko tho proverbial Britisher, tho sparrow was pluck against a odds, and fought to the death. Tbo grent northern shriko is nbout as largo us n robin, and is the ugliest fighter of tho air, never hesitating to mako fight against tho largest birds. They como to this climate in November nnd return to their northern homes in the early spring, Thoy bavo selected tho sparrows as thoir mortal enemies. Thoy havo strong and than' beaks, and attack sparrows at sight. This feathered "butcher" pounced upon a sparrow in ono of tho pathways whero Citi zen Train was wont to feed him' and his fel lows. Tho sparrow showed fight and yelled lustily for help, but was doliberatelv pocked to death and then torn limb from limb, tho murdorer apparently eating his victim, can nibal fashion, without sauco, and after the feast bo pocked nonchalantly at tho bones in tbe manncr'of tho mau who has dined, but has not yot finished his wino and cigarette. Finally tho diner left tho beeno of battlo in a businoss-liko stylo. POLICEMEN TO BE TRIED. President French to Dispoeo or a Number of Complaint To. Morrow. President French will attend to delinquent policemen at tho trials to-morrow. Tho doekot 1b not very largo, but an unusual number of citizens' complaints will bo inves tigated. Policeman Homer E. Patriok, of tho Morrisania procinct, is charged with an unprovoked assault upon William 0. Price. Policoman Louis Solig, of the Eldridge street force, who was acquitted in the Court of General Sessions of a charge of accepting bribes, as alleged bv the wifo of Saloon keeper Krumm, of Chrystio streot, will bo called to account by the Police Board and will probably not be prosecuted. Edward Ilahn, ot tho Tromont Bqnad, ac quitted by a jury of murdor in killing Lifo Saver Jock Ilussoy, will go tnrough tho for mality of a trial, and on tho Court rocord tho caso will bo dismissed. Patrolman Michael J. Cox, of tho Prince streot station, will bo prosecuted by Cant. McDonell for being so much undar tho influ ence of liquor as to bo unfit for duty. Patrolman John Orohan, of tho West For-ty-sovonth street Bquad, will bo called to faco a chargo ot intoxication and the moro serious ono of uoing absont for five days. Ho cannot bo found, and will bo dropped from tho rolls of the force. Policoman Matthew Jennings is charged with cutting John Smith, an ex-convict, to pieces with his club. Smith has secured a situation, nnd has asked permission of Sunt. Murray to withdraw tho complaint. The Suporintendent declined, nnd gayo Smith a severe lecture for making achargoagtuiista policeman, having a terrible story of tho allognd outrage published, and thon asking to huve it dropped quietly. Smith has been sent up eight times and will not prosecute. Policeman Joseph S Moran will face Georgo Schmidt, of First aveuuo, who accuses him of using the club too freely. Four-months-old Policeman Alfred J. lioid will bo tried for an alleged uncalled-for assault upon Henry Moritz, of Ninth avenuo, an old gentleman who presumed to stand on Fourth avenuo with his wifo to await tho coming of a horso-car, Itoid has expressed a desire to get oven with the reporters. Policeman Patrick J, Hands, of the West Thirty-seventh street station, is accused by A. 0. Shonnan with coming into his saloon, demanding a drink and ou a refusal to com ply with the request dragging Sherman out, olubbing and arresting him. The policeman was in citizen'.! dress and was detailed on exciso work. Ho claims to havo made tho arrest of Sherman for a violation of tho Sun day law, but denies tho clubbiug part of the story. In court Shorman was discharged. -A MONUMENT TO JERRY IURTIGAN. Hovr Fourth and Hlxth Wnrd People Will Honor Their Dead Friend. Jerry nartignn was laid at rest in Calvary Cemetery two weeks ago, but ho has not been forgotten by his porsonal and political friends in tho Fourth nnd Sixth Wards. Thoy aro now talking of erecting a monument over his grave and it is likely that a meeting will soon be hold to make arrangements to raise tho necessary funds. It is proposed to receive contributions from $1 to $5 for a fund to purchase a monument to cost $1,000. " I bollevo." said ono of Jerry Hartigau's frionds to-day. " that we could get that amount without going outsido of tho Fourth and Sixth wards. Jerry lott many n friend behind him, and if any man deserved a mon ument for deeds of charity, Jorry deserved one. " I knowthot I could raise $100 for a mon ument for him, and I would not havo to walk very far to get that amount either. His friends ought to havo a mooting nud nppoint a commlttoo to solioit subscriptions." Several other friends of Jerry Hartigan, who woro 6pokon to by a Wobld reportor, said tli at they had heard of the movement to erect a monument in memory of Jerry. Ono of them said i " We will all chip in to raibe a shaft in his memory. If ono half of the peoplo who attended his funeral would chip in a half a dollar we could plant a daisy monument. Ho is entitled to one and ho ought to havo one." -a A Persuasive Woman Uvangellet. (lYoni Ik LoulmlU CeuHtr-Journal. Nlcholasvllle la having what she bas needed for many years, a regular old-time revival. Jllaa Belle Hunt, the evangelist, has been oonductlnzu series ot meetings at the M, K. Church there for tho past week, and It la predicted by leading church people of all denominations that a rich harvest will be the result. Yesterday afternoon bmj. haired men were made to weep like children, ami such a re joicing Is seldom witnessed in this age by Chris, liana. Miss Hunt Is a native of Illinois, but was reared in this State, being In her twenty-fourth year. She baa been tn the ministry three years nnd In that time tus been Instrumental In convertMg over 600 persons. While she Is not a lady of one Intellectual powers, yot ahe Is a Christian worker of whom there are few as earnest In this country. She was left an orphan at a tender age and hss had to make her own living In this wond, whlcb enti tles ber to the respect and conffdenco of all good .people. SPORTS OF TRACK AM) RING. e INTEREBTTNO MEETING OP TUB BOARD OP PUGILISTIO DIRECTORS. Bngci nemnrke from Jnrk Dempsey, Jero Itnnn nnd Denny Costlgan Dempaey a, l.lttlb Discontented Incitement of Hpecta lore at I'lghta Tho Manhnttnn A. C.'a Dig Meeting Kntrlce for the Pool Match. SUCH interest was ox. cited nt tho regular meeting of tho Board of Pugilistic Directors nt tho Hoffman House last night by tho pros, euco of J ack Dompsey, John B. McCormick, Joro Dunne and Don ny Costlgan. The session was hold at a largo table placed be tween tho cigar-stand aud tho o 1 o g a n t "Nymphs and 8atyr" painting. Dompsey doesn't scom to fancy tho offer Billy Ed wards mado Sunday night of a match be tweon himself and Domiuick McCaffroy for 82,000, tho winner to receive $1,000. Mc Caffrey, who is iu town and was soen earlier in tho ovoning, is reported by tho Nonpareil to havo said : " I wouldn't soo much in it if it was for $5,000 a sido, winuor to get $2,500. Dempsey says personal feoling had somo thing to do with his rccont match with llea gau; besides, he had to do somothing to redeem himself, ' I gavo n show out in Brooklyn," said tho redoubtnblo Jack, " last summer, aud peoplo Baid ' He's no good any moro. Got conBump. tion. His arm will never bo right again. Won't seo nny show if wo go.' I mado just $1 out of that benefit. Bcagan gavo a show a weok or two biter and cleared $700. I couldn't stand that." Dcnipsoy says by rights ho should have got but $02 out of tho Kcagan battlo money, as roportcd in The Woiild, but his backers in. creased tho sum most genorously. Both Jako Sterns and his Western backer made him fine monoy presents. Ho thinks now that for awhile ho can make moro cash giving sparring exhibitions than by fighting. The conversation then shifted to excitement at fights, from a remark of The Wobld man on tho interruption of yesterday afternoon's " scrap" in llobokcu uotwoon Langdonand Gabig. Dempsey told of two or throo excita bio persons ho knew, nud how ofton at tights ho would watch somo ono in tho audience who would clinch his handsl dodgo his head ami mimic, entirely unconsciously, overy no tion of tho fighters before him. Tho sage of tho pugilistic corner then told of once seeing clever old-timer Goorge Siler, who used to box with Doonoy Harris, at one of Sullivan's early fights in the Garden. Siler camo in lato, and managed to get up on a box behind tho ocean of excited spectators. Ho got wild with excitement, followed with his own fists every motion of tho big fellow, und actually punched a big man in front of him behind tho ear. Siler was indignant whon tho gentleman turned around and ac cused tho boxer of striking him. He didn't have any moro knowledgo of what ho had done than ono has of his movomontswhenhe has walked iu his sleep. Tho robust sago told another story, of the fight botween Sullivan and Tug Wilson. With somo friends ho occupied ono of tho boxes nearest to tho ring. A largo, well built Irishman at tho last moment requested to bo holpcd up so ho could go and see somo friends in somo of tho rear seats. Of courso it was out of tho question to try to go around by way of tho stairs in that throng, and he was hoisted up. Then ho coolly insisted on occupying a rear seat in the box. While tho contest was on ho did his shouting right in Mr. Blank's ear. Mr. Blank was snouting as loudly as ho could himself, but would never havo known it savo for tho tremendous echo iu his loft ear. "Can't you shut up?" he asked twice of the bcliower behind him. "No, I can't Why don't you?" was all the satisfaction he got. Mr. Harry Piko is the Chairman of the Athletic Committee in whoso hands the Man hnttau Athletio Club's big meeting at the Madison Squaro Garden on Jan. 23 has been placed. Tho meeting promises to be a great ovent, and that special feature which has not yet been fully doveloped is expected to be a stunner. Joro. Dunne Bays ho thinks Jack Dempsey would give Smith or Kilrain a bigger tight than they mado together. Thero is said to be a boxing competition on for the New York Athletio Club House on Jan. 17. Thoro are already fifteen entries for the scratch pool tournamont of the Manhattan Athletio Club. It commences on Jon. 15 and will be for an elegant challonge medal in dicative of the championship of the elub, Young Delnncey, Billy Daeoys pupil, sparred very cleverly with his instructor at Odd-Fellows' Hall in Hoboken yesterday af ternoon. Dacoy is matching Delancey at 133 pounds against Harry Uintah's unknown. FUN FOR AFTER DINNER. Sir. Dcpovr flighted, yrotn (At JfyocA. ' It is very carious," ho said at the breakfast table, "I've looked the paper through and through. I never know Buch a thing to happen be fore; most unaccountable, most un " - "What's curious and unaccountable, John t" said his wne, Impatiently. " Your are enough to d.'tve one distracted!" " Why, there Is no mention made In the paper In any wuy of Mr. ChannceyM. Dcpew." Cheerfully Given Information. JVom Puck. Mrs. Goreton (taking ber constitutional In tbe Para) Can you direct mo to tbe Bolivar statue T Sparrow Offlccr I'm not long on th' foorce, leddy, an' 1 don't know over-mncn aboot abtatnes; but if lt'a bolivars yea want, I t'tnk yexll rind thlm at th' reslorutor bechnne tb' blr-rd cage an' Ut' arahenab At tho Creditors' Meeting. I'ro-i .'.) Bankrupt Gentlemen, I must throw myself oa your clemency. If two pln-cushlons and an em broldert'd bat-Up are auy use to you, take them. I attended the Masouio Fair recently. Too Itenllstle. JVom i"uc.) Catesby (who has kindly consonted to serve as Santa ClauB, and who, to be'gbten the Illusion, bas been bung in tho chimney) Blest tf that fool Brown ain't balled up tho arrangements and lighted the yulo log ten minutes ahead of time I No U-e Asking nim. From (A. . No; don't as!; ltoblnson to say a good word for me. He wouldn't do It. " 'Doesn't he like you J" 'No; he nan owed me $to borrowed money for more than six months. " i Preferred to (Jo by Hteataer. Trcmfn Jlpoek. Teacher (of geography clais) Tommy, JngolnJ from Now York to San Francisco, through what Stiitc. aud Territories would yon pass T , Tommy (who Isn't very well prepared) NM any; I'd go by steamer. Investment and Security, yron l rMladtlpUa Uigir. no that hatb pity upon tbe poor lendeth unto tbe Lord." llesponding to this, newas a wise as well as a witty and practical commentator who said i "II you like tbe security, down with th dost," k