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4 THE WORLD: WEDNESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 27, 1893.
j i PwMtalMd br the Press Patillntilnt Company. j I U to U PARK ROW. New York. j WEDNESDAY EVENING, DEC. 27. :jj BCB8CRirriONSTtniiKi;i:MN(,woiu,i) A ( inclutU . i poalage ) : X PKR MONTH ..... SOe. 1 PER VRAM.... M fj.l.AO Vol, 84 No. 11,817 'tf Knterad at tha PniMifflu ! Ntw York u aerond- ? t clean mi'Ur. :jj The World's j Average Circulation M November. 1893, 1 4i474) la PER DAY. if A Gain Per Day of (1 22,513 iw Over November, 1892. j ty Gain In Number of Adverttse- Ijl menu Over Nov.. 1892 1 6,636. I " THE WORLD will tint un Vr any clrfumetancee fcold ltnelf reeponelhle for the return or eafe-keep- lag of any reject! maniia'-rlpta or plrturta, of whateofTar character or value. No eiceptlone will to mad to ihtP ml with regard to either lettere I or Inclonurea. Nor wtll the editor enter Into ror raapoodaiica ooonernlne; unavailable manuncrlpta. i The Evenino World's t, Net paid bona fide actual daily I 1 Average Circulation ?! I greater than the combined clr- 875 Siibulon of the Eveninjr, Sun, iff Hal I and Express, H Evening Post, j Commercial Advertiser, j? Evening Telegram. It Congress nnisiit to )i.- well rested by 1 ! a week from to-dny. '' When It "blown great guns" down the jS bay la New York In n state of siege? j What kind of 11 New Year will It be, V, anyhow, if Trinity chimes don't ring I ItlnT jt Dr. Parkhunit Been that his weapon in ,-'. well (harpened before he pruda the tiger again. Does Bheehan plead not guilty to the charge of being unfit for Police Commls eloner? And how does Martin plead to the same accusation? If there could be satisfactory evidence produced that the Rapid Tranelt Com mlsato la even tlilnkln : of rapid transit. that would be aomethlng. Became a woman In Terre Haute haa been choked to death by it piece of bread, the cry for bread uttered by the hungry, the country over, will not be ji subdued. .1.1 Btreet-Cleanlng Commissioner Andrews jf Will do well If he shake! the dust out Jjf of New York aa vigorously as he shook J hla fiat at Tax Commissioner Barker lip yesterday. ;!). They speak about closing aaloons with Bynamlte out In Indiana. Due would J " naturally think that the first effect of the explosive would be to throw a place pretty wide open. Chicago's estimated deficit for the year Was lately put at tfOO.OjO, Now It is In creased to $1,600,0011. The Windy City Is paying denrly for her World's Fair, though It was a rin-.it and good show. No mean part of the plan of self-defense adoplfd by tin- police under Dr I'.h khut 1 charges must ba precautions to prevent tho leaat harm coming to their accuser at the hands of threatening cranks. The pirate flag comes down There Is an unconditional surrender of the enemy In the city'a llrst light against the soft coal smoke demon, This may serve us a warning to other pirates of tin- same sort to steer clear of Manhattan Island. Very encouragingly the work goes on bf overhauling the nn n engaged In fraud at the polls in tin- lute election In this city. If the crusade a to have lis full measure of effectiveness, the seal In prosecution must be .is unflagging as that shown In getting Indictments. Take notice of this fact for your use on com ing again Into the Dlstrlct-Attorneyshlp Mr. Fellows. A Wall street tinker yesterday won a wager of $35 by keeping his temper while his fellows on 'Change put him through a severe course of guying and a unique rearrangement of his costume. It may yet happen that "roughing It" In Wall street may be Indorsed us tit to rank with football playing as a means of Imparting self-control to a man of spirit. Who knows? Charity Is a blessed thing. It helps fc men over hard places. Hut It doesn't Sw change hard times. Just now, and there is a gratifying up- 'tf p,,r ' the lm"-l'Ure article on call Mp But where and when Is the trouble to fmrWW end ami the extraordinary strain upon benevolent Impulae to cease? When la the cause of the present gloomy spell to ba accurately diagnosed and removed? Thare has oeen no lack of theory as to i tfea .meaning and origin of these hard I. av .Where la the pracUcal man of affairs who sees the root of the evil and can strike It a hard and telling blow? Is he In Congress? Shall we look next week for his manifestation and for the beginning of a brighter Industrial outlook? RHI-.AK THEM II r. Dr. Parkhurst Is now directing his attention to the Fourth Police Precinct, and has notified I'apt. Edward Blevln of the existence of a number of disorderly houses In Cherry, Jane. Onk, Water and New Chambers streets, which he de mands ahair be dealt with at once In the manner prescribed by law. The Fourth Police Precinct Is notori ously the hsrdest In the city. When Capt. Blevln took charge of the precinct It was terrorised by organized bands of ruffians, and It was unsafe to venture In the streets In some parts of It after dark. It wss the home of the Infemnus "Whyo" gang, who were safe In their crimes through the fear of witnesses to testify against them. Other organized gangs of thieves and cutthroats had their headquarters in the district, and robberies and felonious assaults were committed almost nightly. The notorious "Pan Drlsroll" murder case was one of the results of the lawlessness of this or ganized ruffianism and crime. The police were powerless, and In some parts of the precinct a patrolman could not venture on post alone. When Capt. Blevln took charge, he at once set to work to break up the gangs. At the peril of his life he singled out the "Whyos" for his special attention, and by leading raids upon them In person, ne made himself dreaded and soon had the principal ruffians In Jail. His resolute efforts and his personal fearlessness eventually broke up the gangs, and to day there Is not a vestige of them left, while the precinct Is as safe ss any other In the city of a similar character. Dr. Parkhursfs charges of the exist ence of certain disorderly houses In the precinct are, no doubt, true. Indeed, the Doctor says that his detectives have re peatedly visited the resorts on his list and are prepared to prove their charac ter. It Is hoped that Capt. Blevln will nt once proceed to close the places desig nated by Dr. Parkhurst and all others against which proof of lawlessness can be procured. It Is admitted by Dr. Park hurst that disorderly houses cannot be wholly eradicated, but It ought not to be difficult for a captain who has broken up and scattered organised gangs of thieves and murderers to deal with such Illegal resorts as Dr. Parkhurst points out, even In such a precinct aa the Fourth. OUT Of JAIL-AT PRESENT. John Y. McKnne, the used-up boss of Oravesend, will spend his holidays out of Jail. Judge Culien having a doubt In his mind on the technical question of Judge Iiarnard'B Jurisdiction In Ihe Is suance of the order McKnne Is found guilty of disregarding, has granted a stay of proceedings until the point shall be settled by Ihe rvsult of the appeal. If the original Jurisdiction of Judge llar nard Is sustained the sentence of Impris onment and fine will hold good. Meanwhile, the graver offenses charged against McKune will be pressed and may be tried before the decision In the con tempt case Is reached. It la certain that If the doings nt Oravesend at Ihe recent election are ullowed to go unpunished, protection of the ballot-box Is a farce and a sham. If such men ns McKane can defy the laws and run nn election under their own plans to suit themselves, of what use Is the Indictment of a few unscrupulous toola and Ignorant inspec tors for corrupt voting and neglect of duty ? Honest, legal elections nre on trial In the scandalous doings at Oravesend last j November. LET THE BELLS KINO. The announcement that for the first time In half a century the famous Trinity bells will not "ring out the old year and ring In the new" on New Year's eve this year will be a disappointment to many old New Yorkers who look upon the ringing of old Trinity's chimes on the Incoming of the new year as almost a sacred observance. Many old residents have been accustomed to go down to Wall street at midnight on the last day of the year to listen to the musical help until It has become a I habit they would regret to miss, and the notification that the voices of the chimes are to be dumb this year will seem to them almost like the death of a friend It Is to be hoped that the rector of Trinity will reconsider his determina tion, and let the chimes be beard as usual. The police ought to be able to keep the crowd In order, especially If It I Is announced beforehand that the blow ing of hornH will be regarded os a public j disturbance, subjecting the blower to i arrest. The railroad people can cer tainly Issue orders to their engineers not to sound their whistles ut nil while the chimes are ringing. All this seems easy enough, and It Is to l,e hoped t lint Trinity's chimes will ring out as usual next Sunday night a dirge for the dying year, a tuneful wel come to the year newly born, to the de light of many hundreds of our citizens who feel an affection for old customs. i A LITTLE REMINDER. Street -Cleaning Commissioner Andrews I had a brush with the Hoard of Estimate and Apportionment yesterday, which nded in his favor. He desired a ! positive assurance that he should have : some $12,000 spot cash to make up a still existing deficiency left by his predeces sor In this year's appropriation for the Department. Palling to receive the as surance lie threatened to return to nil 1 office, discharge all his men and stop cleaning the streets. The Incident calls to mind the fact that the deficiency left by ex-Commtssloner Brennan lias never been made the sub ject of official Investigation, as It ought to have been, and that no one knows 1 what hus become of the money. It may have been squandered in extravugunt ' prices paid for lmrrea. It may have gone in unwise expendlturea on acows and garbage dumping, However It was spent, it was a clear violation of law. which prohibits the bead of a depurt- ment from exceeding the amount appru I punted fir the various Items in his estl- mates. It would bo interesting to know Just I why t lie ltrenmtn accounts have not been i thoroughly overhauled, and how It was that the ex-Commlasloner manuged to get rid of all the money without cleaning the streets. CLEVELAND AND HIS DUCKS. It la difficult to understand why Presi dent Cleveland should sneak out through the back door of the White House to go duck-shooting. Hs and his private secretary have Invested the preparations tor an excursion against the can.as baek with svs much mystery as if ths J psrty were starling for Honolulu to I hoist Queen I. II on her throne again. Tho President got awny so noiselessly that he must have gone In nls stocking feet. Secretaries Carlisle and Oresham made no hones nbout telling where they were going and what they Intended to do when they saw the ducks flying low on the Potomac, but Secretary Thurber moved around in his sllpperi with Ihe Incomprehensible nerve-rasping air of a man who had a hlood-spllling Jon on hand that had to be done mildly, but ruth lessly, ere another dawn. It may be that the President has used the back door of the White House at the wrong end of his duck-shooting trip Many a mnn has sallied forth boldly and gayly to shoot ducks, but hasn't ohot them ns unerringly with his gun ns he has with his mind, and has therefore been obliged to return home via dark alleys or remain In hiding until the market opened and be could buy ducks that somebody else had shot. Perhaps President Cleveland will re quire a few nun k. i ducks to mnkn his home-returning triumphal ns It should be. Then Secretary Thurber's slippers nnd finesse and air of Impenetrable mys tery will be needed. The starting out Is nothing: It's the coming home that counts In duck-shootlng, aa In many other things. Police Commissioner Bheehan, of this city. Is plainly accused of having been a defaulter when he left the Comptrol ler's office In Buffalo. There Is no dis position to deprive him of a fair hear ing In the matter. Whatever defense and explanation he has to offer will be heard and given full weight. Mr. Bhee han holds a responsible position In New York. The people here whose Interests he Is supposed to represent nre entitle. i either to have a clean man in that office now or to have the plnce vacated so that a fit man may bo appointed to It. Mr. Bheehan does not clear himself by simply declaring that another man Is a liar. He must explain so as to fully exonerate himself, or. If he cannot do that, he should resign. And railing either to ex plain or to resign, he should be forced out of the office he cannot hold without discredit to the municipality. Bays the Philadelphia Press : " Within a year past forty-six people, young arid old. have been killed by the trolley cars In Brooklyn, nearly all of whom, from the mnnncr of the accident, might have escaped with a simple shaking up hnd the cars been provided with fenders, as they should be." Then the moral In drawn that In Philadelphia, where the trolley has Just gained a foothold, enre shall be taken at the start to seo that the cars are all properly equipped with life-saving fenders. Let New York talte this same lesson to mind for the cable lines. There hnve been too mnny vic tims already, on Broadway, Let the safety fenders be brought on before the lint Is frightfully lengthened. "NANCE OLDFIELD." Kllen Terry's dnlnly comedy powers were called Into piny nt Abbey's Thea- . tre lust night, and she was permitted to parkle In the pretty, lit tin one-act comedy "Name Oldllild" before the presentation of "The Bella." It was the llrst time that Miss Terry has been seen In this curtain-raiser In New York, and It wan daring of her to court com- j parlaon with Ihe eminent, but now mnr lied, tragedienne Mrs. Margaret Mather Pabst. The part of Mm. Anne Oldfleld Is a great one for n stellar actress. It given her a chance to laugh, weep, rage, fascinate, repel and romp all In one brief act. Nance la one of those ex quisite stage women who don't care a nap lor the diamonds, flowern and enr rlugcn that full to their lot, but who are always sighing for their little native village. There an. no many of that type nbout. especially in New York. Broad way teenin with triumphant women who spurn their metropolitan home with ltn retinue of servants, and yearn for a frame cottage In Hoboken, N. J. Nance has unconsciously fascinated young Alexander tUdworthy and she promises his father to unfaaolnate him. This she does by nssutulng the ulrs of a lto heuilun, sitting on a table, whistling and talking illiterately. Would thin be suffi cient to "unfascinate" the young men of to-day? Would not the very traits that Imple Nance selects as particularly un lovely, be those that the glided youth of now would look upon an emphatically chic and unconventional? Alexander Old Worthy Was disgusted and dlsheurtened. Hnd he lived in New York in ISM he would have been charmed and more severely singed than ever. Old I ddworthy is frightened at the deapondency into Which Nance's acts have thrown his son and begs her to set him right again. Tills she iloes by Mattering bin vanity as an author. He has written a tragedy - the only one at which she has never laughed, She ucts In un episode from It, promises to produce It, and proven to the father that It was not the woman Alexander loved, but Ihe octrees. Miss Terry is at her best in comedy, and Ihe multi-colored moods of Nance oldllild were delightfully pictured. The actress Is much belter in comedy than In tragedy. Her movemctun are lenn stilted, and she Is at ease. Terry Is not a tragedienne, she can be momentarily lull not persistently emotional. Her tears are like April showers, and not like the storms of later months. The i only flaw In the beauty of her Nance Oldfleld and It was scarcely remarked - t was her voice which iias acquired a sort of gritty soul d. 'Ihe audience wan vol v I enthusiastic, and called up the curiuin thr r fair times at the end of t lie corned) Mr. Harvey was an unpreten tious nnd conscientious Alexander Oid ' worthy, but n surpassingly ugly one. , Miss Kate Phillips was tunny as Susan, urn! Alfred Bishop made an effective father. ALAN DALB. BLOCK ON THE BRIDGE. Passengers Delayed llnlf nn Hour' by nn Accident to an I n-ln.-. A blockade of bridge cable cars of half an hour's duration occurred at 10 O'clock this morning and Inconvenienced j ! a large number of passengers. i An nccldeut to lOuglne No. 9. on the ; Brooklyn side, was the cause of It all. j The engine undertook to shift too heavy n load In the Brooklyn station, and the J cylinder-head cracked. No trains could CUn until the disabled) I engine was hauied back into the yards i and another brought out to pull the train up to the cable. A train crossing from! New York had o stop n the middle I of the bridge, and Ihe result was an i accumulation of trains at the New York end. Passengers coming to New York had to walk nearly a quarter of Ihe length of the bridge through a long line of cars. 910,000 Wanted for u Heart. gull has I... -a l.ri.unbi la II,. in, Court br Counsellor Louis ti. kl.r, of ril Broasway, os takalt of IJnl. Wahohkr. of Ml Stuloa alraM statist Samu.l Wlokl.r. el lei SSartg street, ui mew SUXftM tor snack 1 enstlse at sumacs- FOUR SEEK DEATH. m Two OhooBe the Revolver, One a Razor and One Poison. They Were Caught in an East Side Suicidal Wave. None Sncreedod In Kdcaplng the run;; of Poverty, A milcHal wnv nppnrpntly nwopt over th wtui Bide fnrly thin mornlnK- Four Rltn ntti'mptc'l to tako their own liven. Thtlr work wan Ill done, however, aril the chnm -vn arc that all will live to ro Kret their acta and to answer for a viola tion of the law. ChftTlM Harrln ehot himself with nul cldal Intent at hla home, 401 Kast Fif tlnth Btreet, at fi o'clock this morning. He lived In the apartment with his sis ter, Mrs Pauline J.aiiK. and his brother-in-law. Henry Paul. His brother John also lives at the same place. Harris was in a rear room alone when the shot was heard. His relatives rushed Into the room and found him In a pool of blood on the floor. He had shot himself In the rlKht side of the head. John Harris, the brother, notified the police, and the Injured man was taken to the Flower Hospital. He had been out of work fur several weeks. The sister Is positive that the shootln&r wos accidental. The police arc equally positive that It was not. At the hospital it 1h hhM that the man will live. A man poorly dreHHcd stood before the hlu tenetnont-hOUfle at Hster and Allen streets at 1 o'clock this morning. He acted queerly, and Patrolman llub.'l shelmer was about to ask him what he did there When he drew a revolver and J minting It at his head fired. Then ho Iroppeo to the pavement. He was unconscious when the police man reuched hint. The bullet bad grazed the tup of his heud and cut a deep ridge from which the blood flowed over his face. An ambulance was summoned from Qouverneur Hospital The man's wound was dressed and he was removed to Kldrtdge street station. He gave his name, address and occupation as Max Simon, nineteen, 54 Clinton street, a car penter. There Is no such number on the street. No cause Is known for his act. Kergt. McCoy Bald later: "There was not so much as a picture of his girl In his pocket." Isolds Ilecker, aged sixty-five years, formerly a shlrtmaker, but for many years a sufferer from nervous prostra tion to such an extent as to keep him from working, tried to commit suicide shortly after midnight this morning by cutting an artery of his left wrist with a razor. He lived nt 866 Knst Tenth street with his Wife and son, ( ieorge, who sup ported him. He left his bed and went Into another room. A few minutes later his wife heard a groan. She fol lowed her husband and found blood streaming from his wrist. A physician was called who stopped the flow of blood, loiter the man was taken to Hellevue Hospital a prisoner. Henry Q re We, thirty-five years old, of K7 First avenue, sttempted suicide at his home this morning by drinking a cup of coffee in which be had steeped a quantity of matches He wan removed to Hellevue Hospital a prisoner. Shot Ills Sweetheart nrni Himself. IMy Asaoc-lntftl Ftpim ) IrAN'OEnF'IKI.h, Tex , Dec. 27 ba Willie allot anil kllloi Minn Mlnnl Mnnrn ainl (lien Mm Thjr wrre rniiHlna arid hffmiiV'!. Th trnjEf.ly Thair war roiif-inf. ant bwhri.thfl The truMv . II.- rMtllt of a n.i:.ini.. ;-r.i !... r.g that aroaa w M Ih nut fi.lliijE SMALL BOY: BIG LIAR. John Howard Not an Orphan, as He Told the Police. John Howard, the eight-year-old boy who, Monday night, entered the Madi son street police station and announced himself as an orphan, without a home or friend, haa turned out to be a pre varicator. Agent IMetz found his parent! nllvc and well at ITU Thompson street, and In the Kssex Market Court to-day Jus tice Voorhls read the boy a sharp lec ture about lying and turned him over to his parents. DIED OF HER BURNS. Mm. l-.lleu Sullivan Fought Her Would-He Krscuert.. Mrs. Kllen Sullivan died at her home, 21 Sullivan street, at 4 o'clock this morn ing from burns received at 5 o'clock yes terday afternoon while engaged in cook ing dinner for her husband. It Is believed that her clothing caught fire from the range. Hearing her scream, neighbors rushed Into the hall to find her a mass of flames and almost Inaane from frfKht and suffering. l.oula M Harned, of 13:1 Went Sixty fourth street, who Wftl in the house, threw his overcoat around her, but she broke away from him and do.shc.1 down- taln. Harned caught her on the next land ing, and again threw his coat about her, but once more she pushed him away and fought all the way down to the first floor, where the Hamcs were finally extinguished liy this time, however, she had been so severely burned that her recovery whs Impossible, j Mrs. ml til van' I husband Is a workman In a South street rubber factory. NarrowstMirg Swept Ily Ktorin. (I'r Attn.-. rUttsd l'rtaa ) PORT JKHVIS. N. Y., IV. 27 Tha ntlr upper rnii of Naxro shur. N. Y , ia iwept by fir last nlaht. Th- following hnlldlnaa cr burnetl (iuthcil Hotel, barnst and outbuilding". I i ha Hotel, iJrin ilr) -ikU ilorc, Ilrlnl Proibera' at ore, 1 . ker'a mil In. Cm. kr"a ilruK man. Knhn t tlwflling. Total low tariff and In ' Murani-s alittht. Three Hoy Skaters Drowued. (Hy Aa latod I'rraa.) Or.PFN. t'tib . Itv 27 .--Threa boyt. Trary F 1 and Oirr !Mnhain. twin of Hlitiop IMnKham. and John a (, ;.u u etra drowned hii' nkAtini, on a rvok at lllwrdtile, about (hrro mllei from thl city. T ho let gave way. Mtlng them int a deep bole Tha budlee wrre re ot'iV'i. Irowiipl In the St. Lawrence. lllv AocUtt1 Treee ) OLATTOK, N v. it't :7 -Donald McKay, jr. a boaa tiler, whoae h 'me th tn Itochfater, wii drowned here l.iat Dtgkl Ho aiil Setiiniel Kom tal y were rvlnu to Calumi-l 1 an.l on the St lsrence K'e' and the boat CApalgad McKay aank, but iv in.- kvpl ttimswlf alUat untd rtniusfl Puiii-cil Henliie on a Stove. Tha police of the Ielancey trett elation re ported aa Ihe cause of a Are nt l'?4 IHvmion etret about t o'clusk thta morning, 'pouring benilne tin a Hove" The fire was In Jacob Ureenbuah e paint atore at the al-.it number t u fhe flrat fbor of a two -ilory brick Unement The dam age waa trifling. Her nothing aught Fire. While Rachel Cohen, thirty eight yeara of ig. of Si lUai 1 atreat, waa warming berxalf by tire at CO Mulberry vtreet thta morning her cloth ing caught fire and she waa severely burned gbont the body and l.an-la. She waa taken lu thambtra fitreat Hoapital. Potomac River Lighthouse Rurned. illy Asao. iaiaxl Pnaa.) BALTIMORE, Md.. Ike. IT. A Norfolk steamer haa arrived here and reported tkat ike lighthouse a- Lower Cadarpolnt. on the Maryland aide of tha Poioaaaa. waa bvrned to the piles. Ntaklng has been haard fro Ua keagwr or kin "-'--n1 bat it In teliarnA Unt Oar wins id. w WRATH IN PORTUGAL. Portuguese Minister Said to Be Kept by Force at Bio. Mystery About the Movements of Admiral de Mello. He and Ills Ships Haven't Been Seen Since They Started North. (Br Aasortatcd Press.) LONDON, Dee. 27. A despatch from Lisbon says a great sensation has been ciiusei! In (lovernment nni other circles by the report that the Portuguese Min ister, f'nmte ls PaCO ri'Arcos, Is detained by force at Hlo do Janeiro. The Minister was recently recalled to Portugal and was to have arrived at Lisbon on Monday. The passengers of a steamer which has reached Lisbon eonllrm the rumor that the Minister Is detained, and a statement to this effect Is said to have been forwarded by the Minister's brother to the Portuguese Government. Tho message forwarded by the Portu guese Minister Is said to read as follows: Inform th. Msnas.rl.a rntnpanr that I am un able t , embark owing, to torre majeure; am tonlbljT iteuin.it (Hl,ntl MOO D'AHCOS. Tr ?. 1'nrtiiKuese Government Is said to be InvestlKtitlng tho affair and to have asked the representative of a forelpn power at Rio de Janeiro to act for Por tugal in the matter. WHERE IS MELLO 7 Great Mystery About tho Insurgent Admiral's Movements. (Coprrtahteil. I93, br the Aaaorliteil Praes.) PBRNAMBUCO, Dec. 27. The greatest mystery seems to surround the move ments of Admiral de Mello and his war ships, the Republics; nnd Aipildnban. All sorts of reports are circulated con cerning him. As a fact, however, noth ing seems to lie definitely known ex cept that Admiral de Mello with two or more warships started north on Dec. 20, with the Intention, It Is presumed, of eiiKiiKing the new Brazilian cruisers Nlctheroy nnd America. Since then nothing has been seen of the rebel ships. The Spanish warship Cristobal, Colon, arrived here for coal and orders yester day, and her officers reported that on Christinas Eve there was, according to Information sent to them, it heavy en gagement between Ihe rebel ships nnd the forts. The result of the engagement was not known tn th officers, DA GAMA MUCH DISTURBED. No Reinforcements Come Revolts Among Ills Men. (By Aeeoclated Prase.) LONDON, Hoc. 27. -The Exchange Telegraph Company says that de spatches received from Rio de Janeiro report the insurgent! tn be In a critical condition Several preconcerted rlnlngs are nald tn hnve been checkmated, and Admiral da (Jama Is reported to be disturbed by the non-arrival of reinforcements. DYNAMITE PANIC IN MADRID. Queen Kcgr-nt nnd Infanta Warned Not to Jo to the Opera. (n. AaBrM-lateil Prcee. ) MADRID, Dec. 27.-Tbe trial of Del boche nnd Verelra, charged with at temptltiK to blow up the Congress House at Madrid, nnd who were arrested April 1, 1K12, Is now In propress here. There Is an Influx of Anarchists from Barcelona and elsewhere. In order. It is said, to talte part In a demonstration In favor of the prisoner. Six suspected persons were arrested yesterday evening. It has transpired that the Governor Of Madrid received two letters In which the writer threatened to blow up the Opera-HoUSe where the Queen Regent and the Infanta were to attend a per formance yesterday evening. The Governor warned the royal family not to go to the Opera-House, and the news of this warning, reaching the audi ence, caused a panic. The people made u rush for the doors, but the police succeeded In preventing serious injury to anybody. The scattering 0( the audience from the Opera-House spread alarm and excite ment throughout Madrid, and all through the night the wildest rumors were In circulation. STUDENTS AND SOCIALISTS. Ocrninii I'nlverslly Men Send an Address to Geneva Congress. (ft? AiaorUted !',.- I LONDON, Dec. 27. A despatch to The Times from Berlin says that the Social ist students In the 1'nlversltles of Berlin, I-'rellnirg. Munster, Marburg and Kiel, for the llrst time In German University history, have publicly declared their sen timents by sending an address to the In ternational Congress of Socialist students at Geneva They also intend to send a delegate. The address says: ! "We are of the opinion that the lntel I leet mil proletariat has the Important role of expounding Socialist theories to the people. We are not yet In a position to Organist ourselves publicly, hut we as sure the Congress that In spite of public restraint we will contribute to the exten sion of Socialist Ideas with the greatest energy and by every means within our power." Kour French Warships 1 H tit for Long Voyages. Illy AisoHated Pre,, ) LONDON. Dec. 27.-A despatch to The Telegraph from Paris says It Is asserted that the Bayard, which has Just been re paired at a cost of half a million francs to replace the Trlonthante as a flagship j In the French aiiuudron In the far east, has been detnlned at Toulon, experts ' declaring that she was unable to stand I the voyage. M. Lockroy, the correspond ent adds, declares that the Hoche, Mar ceau and Neptune are also topheavy. London Anarchists and Communists Hold a Secret Meeting, lllv eaurlate Preae ) LONDON, Dec. 27. -A conference of Anarchists and Communists nt the Auton omic Chili yesterday was attended by delegates from all psrts of the kingdom, i The proceedings were private. French Hanker Ilertrand Shoots and Kills Himself. (Tljr Aeaorlateil Treaa ) PARIS. Dec. 27. M. Ilertrand, a bank er of Chimin, southwest of Tours, went to his country house, at Fontevllle, on Saturday last and committed suicide by snooting himself with a revolver. LETTERS. 1 77i column it fnr thr brnrjlt of tvrruhody rhn hnt a rompiaini In makt, n pnrtvnwr to ventilnlt, information to pit's, n qnrition to atk or a puNlc trrviet to nrknouUdfft, find vhn can put the idea into Uu tnan 100 words. Lon) ttiteri cannot bt printed. Next to Starvation. Ta th. Editor: In aniwer to "0. n., Brooklyn," I wlah to ear that. If there are many mora letters publlabed almllar to hla. the worklns claea can prepare to atarve. aa be mii he eama 110 per week and pre tence to ahow how he ran live comfortably from that vaat Income. To begin with, he must atarve about three montha of the all, or eilat the entire alx montha by getting hla fond from whoever la kind enough to feed him. Hla wagea are 110. Now, he ran probably live with a little leae com fort for 16 or 14. Among the different thtnga he mentlona. be aaya ba geta the "beet" butter fnr 19 rent) per pound. It la probably the beet to use aa wagon greajet, but to eat great Caeaar! And then, again, tea at 27Vi centa; It muat be aooth Ingl And hla atx-mnntha-nid baron and bam, they are about aa rank aa hla gri-aie and tea (f-.peclally during the Summer montha, without tee). Another thing, where la the SIO workman that nan buy all that la neceaaary for the houae all at once, aa ba aaya he doea? Where doe. he accumulate tola 1240 from hla tlO per week? Hoping you will kindly publish thla. you will oblige a workman who bellevea In trying to In rreaea wnrkmen'a wagea. and not trying to ahow, aa "C- B." doea, how to crush him down to the lant penny In wagea. "C. n." ought to live In Huaala, not her. CHARLES K , Brooklyn. Willing to Make the Test. To the Editor: I have been an Interested reader of the lettera In "The Evening World" regarding marriage on S10 per week. I get 112 a week, and have Iain awake nlghta wondering whether it would be pos sible to "keep bouse" on that amount. Of course, I know many who live on leas, and aome who cen't get along on twice the amount; Just aa there are aome of your correspondents who believe $10 Is sufllrlent and more who doubt If Si'O Is enough Much depends on the previous bringing up ot both, and on the wlfe'a ability aa a housekeeper. To decide the matter. If there be a girl who la a reader of "The Evening World" and believes she can keep a home on 112 for a young man who Is getting tired of boarding-houses I will marry her and glva your readers tha result of a practical test. P. J. LANO. 129 Duane street. True Politeness on the " L." To the Editor- " nald Eagle" write, about American pollte neaa aa though It were a reality. He aaa that Amerlcsns pride tbemselvea on true politeness. It would be nearer the truth to say that not a few Americana hide themselves from true politeness fbehlnd newspapers). A glance In a crowded I. train will support the truth of this. The man who holds down a car-seat and continues to hold It down while a lady In front of him hangs nn a strap can hardly claim that pride which " Ilald Eagle" raves about, even though he may raise his hat to lady acqualntancea. If true politeness Is to be measured by the raising of one's hat, the lesa aald about being proud of American pollte neaa the better. I claim that the man who ral.ea hlmaelf to tender a tady his seat, Is more polite than one who only ralaea bis hat. HAirtl.USS. Rend)' to Flog Husbands. To the Editor: In answer to "A. W. T.." one of the broken hearted, and othera who are troubled with refrac tory husbands, who badly need a very thorough, good old fashioned spanking: Now, from ex perience, I know that all that Is required on the part of a laity la for her to show determination, and let the man know that when she nays to him that ahe will Klve him a epnnklng fnr doing any thing that offenda her she wtll do so. and In a very anatere manner, even If he ahnuld be required to take hie meals for a few days off the mantel piece. If either of those ladlca want to have their wishes accomplished tn a manner that will have a very aalutary effect and tn have It done to perfection let tbem say so and I will communi cate with them. They will find that they will have no further trouble with their husbands after a lesson or two from, yours truly, MME. BIRCH. Hubby's Night Out. To the Editor: I read "llunrge W.'a" tale of woe In regard to getting out onee a week (evenlnga) and I agree most heartily with hla wife. I have been mar ried a year and my husband baa been out only a few evenlnga alnce our marriage, but like "Q. W.," would like once a week. I think, how ever that when a man marries he la supposed to stay In with hla wife. Men are very queer thlnga. Before they are married they will make all klnda of promises, they will never want to go out evenings, never will they want to leave your aide; but alx months of married life and tbey want to go back to tbalr old tint.lt. So you see. "George W.," I keep my hubby tn like your wife doea you. I hope that ebe will not even give you one evening a month. Mis. I). BANKS. Kleven Years' Married Kxperlence. To the Editor: I think "Carlos" had better not take tha ad vice of J. Krackow, who has been married only four montha; he hasn't had experience enough. If we could hear from him four or eight yeara from now, on that same aalary, I think he would Buy marriage wna a failure. One room and a bed room might not meet the demands of hla family then. I have had eleven yeara experience. My huaband haa never earned leas than 215 a week, and 1 aaalst greatly by drraumaklng. but when liv ing expenses, doetora bills and many other thlnga too numeroua to mention are paid, and a few dollara laid aaldo for a atomy day to provide s horns for old age, there are not many dollara left at the end of the year fnr luxuries or beer. A POUTCHESTEIt WIFE. Wnnt the Dally BUI of Fare. To the Editor: I preaume "C. S., Brooklyn," who claims to have the nicest little home any man could wlah In have on 110 a week, and paya 116 a month to the landlord and a few dollara to tha gaa com pany, la feeding on free lunch, and aenda hla wife around to mnther-ln-law'a for her tea and hash. If thla la not Hi. raae, wilt "C. S." pleaae en lighten the readers of "The Evening World" with bis dally bill of faret AN ANXIOUS HOUSEKEEPER. Winter Sport Near the City. To the Editor t I work In an office tn the lower part of the city every day regularly, and when Sunday tomee I always Ilka to have a little enjoyment, and I would like to aak your readara If tbey ki .ne ot any place where I could spend an enjoyable afternoon wttbln fifteen mtlea of tha city where there la good akatlng. I bopa that seme reader will ba able to advise me. JAMES LAWRENCB. Wives' and Girls' Cigarettes. 1 To the Editor: I would suppose when any man of honor prom- laea before Uod'B altar " to take thla woman and forsaking all othera keep only unto her ao long aa they both live." the queetloa of wife or mother thereby aettlea Itaelf. Aa ragarda our glrla Bmok- ! Ing. why, our boya are ruining tbalr prospects for l life by the early use of tobacco. If the glrla do I likewise, who will be left to come to the front In lite a battlea T L. w. Suggest a Game, If Vou Can. To the Editor: Will e. in., of "Tha Evening World" reader. kindly auggeat a few gamea thnt could be Indulged In by a party of about twenty-ove persona. 1 wtab to have aome company to my houae. and, aa our rooms are not large enough to admit of dancing, we have to depend on parlor gamea for the entertainment ot our gueata. HOSTESS. Call Her Audrey. To the Editor: 1 have been having a guesalng contest on a doll, to same her, for which I would vtry much like you to be godfather. She la s vary elegant young lady, and all Beam to thing aha would Ilka to have "The Evening World" (or sponsor. Will yos kindly same her for met . .. Is a LANUMAN. rrsagett, U L . The Queen's Descendants. The Queen has now fifty-seven de scendants, of whom four are, or have been, sovereigns the Empress Frederick, the Kmperor William, the Duke of Kdln burgli and the Grand Duke of Hesse. Nine others are heirs apparent the Prince of Wnles, the Duke of Yoik, the Ger man Crown Prince, Prince Albert of Edinburgh, Prince George of Greece, the new born Prince of Roumnnla, the Prin cess Ferdinand, the Hereditary Princess of Saxe-MelnliiKon nnd the Duchess of Sparti.. With these the late Grand Duchess of Hisse may be remembered. Apple Jelly. Apple Jelly Is little regarded because the apple Is so common. Nevertheless It Is one of our most excellent fruit Jellies, and It Is a standard dependence of the French cook In the preparation of fruit pies and various other dessertn. Apple Jelly is best prepared from time to time as It Is needed, though there Is no ob jection to having two weeks' supplies 1n the house for fruit pies and general use. For an apple Jelly select a dozen firm, well-flavored apples. Fall pippins make an excellent Jelly, but almost any well flavored, slightly tan apple will do for this puepse. Do not peel the apples, but cut them Into perfect quarters, leav ing the core In, but removing any wormy specks. Partially decayed apples are un fit for this purpose. Pour a lint of cold water over them and slice In half a lemon. Put them In a porcelaln-llned ket tle to boll. Let them cook for twenty minutes, and then strain them through a fine sieve or a coarse cloth. Add sugar In the proportion of a pound to every pint of Juice. Let the sugar and apple Juice holl together for twenty minutes. Then test the mixture and as soon as It forms a Jelly pour It into cups. Raising Queen Bees. Mrs. Jennie Atchley, of Beevllle, Bee County, Tex., has 800 colonies of bees, de voted entirely to queen rearing. She Is the most extensive breeder of queen bees In the world. She Is a woman of thirty eight, and has eight children, nffi whose help she does all the work In her apiary. She has sold over 4,000 queens this year, and expects to sell fi.000. Some single queens are valued at $100 each. Celery Mayonnaise. A celery mayonnaise Is an excellent salad. If your menage Is a modest one and you cannot compass a sorbet, substi tute shaddocks. Cut through each one in half crosswise, severing it not from pole to pole, but at the equator, If I may be allowed this Illustration. This will make It easy for you with a small silver Bpoon to extract all the seeds. Be careful to do this thoroughly. Now you may treat them In any one of the ways mentioned: Fill the seed vessels with sifted pow dered sugar and set on the Ice until very cold. Scrape out the pulp carefully and mix that of each half orange with a tablespoonful of sugar and one of claret; return it to the shell, and chill thor oughly. Or. mix the pulp with powdered sugar, sherry nnd a few drops of cura coa. Setting aside my prohibition prin ciples, the first way of serving Is my favorite. Will Scarcely Become n Fashion. Women who suffer from the effects of tight shoes nnd are always in the hands of pedicures might profit by a bit of Indian practice. A woman who has lived In the West a great deal says she never heard of an Indian, either man or woman, having corns. She herself had a pair of moccasins which served her a very good turn, and if any one will take the trouble to secure a pair and wear them persistently for a while, she says, any trouble with the feet will dis appear. Beefsteak and Kidney Pie. Have about two pounds of steak cut from the rump, cut Into pieces three Inches long and not quite so broad. For this cut one and a half kidneys into small pieces; arrange the meat and kid neys In layers, with seasoning of salt and pepper, dusting flour on each layer as it goes in; till the dish sufficiently to support the crust, pour In sufficient wa ter to half fill the dish, cover with a crust made of suet. To every pound of flour allow six ounces of beef suet and nearly half a pint of water. Chop the suet extremely fine, free It from skins and Bhreds, and rub it well into the flour; with the water make a smooth paste and roll out. Border the pie dish with the paste, brush over with a little water and put on the top. press down the edges, bruBh over wth the beaten yolk of nn egg, make a hole in the top and bake In a hot oven for about two hours; If the crust Is likely to burn, cover with paper. Snap Dragons. If there Is a child in the house don't let it miss the fantastic delights of snap dragons, out of which Infinite dreams are made by the most sluggish of fancies. A new tin dish, the shallow er the rjetter; a Jar of German or French prunes and a teacupful of brandy are the requisites. Set the dish In the centre of the dining table; have the cloth removed for perfect Bafety; turn out the lights, toss the brandy over the fruit, a spoonful at a time, applying the match, and let the frolic and fun of the little folks make you young again. Grandmamma should have charge of this delightful Christmas night mystery. Adventurous Women. Miss Menle Muriel Dowle, In a recent book, sketches the lives of several women who went forth to seek fortune dressed In men's garments. The first In the list is Mme. Velasquez, who served all through the war of the rebellion as) I .lent. Harry Buford, of the Independent Scouts, C. 8. A. The second is a much older character, no less than Hannah Snell, who, under the name of James Gray, served as a soldier and sailor In tho British army and merchant marine from the 27th day of November, 1716, to the l)th day of June, 17W). She was at the siege of Pondlcherry and all other sieges during that expedition and received twelve wounds, some of them dangerous, but completed her career without the discovery of her sex, as was set forth in various narratives from which the pres ent sketch Is tuken, which waa pub lished in Ki.u by It. Walker, London. The third is Mary Anne Talbot, who, under the name of John Taylor, ran a career of many years aa foolboy, drummer, cabin boy and sailor, and had her adven tures published la London la UOS. The , J .. . . n .1 , fourth is Mrs. Christian Davis, common. ly called Mother Ross, according to the I title pnge of her biography, published In London, In 1740, " In several campaigns under King William and the late Duko of Marlborough, In the quality of a foot , soldier and dragoon, gave many signal I proofs of an unparalleled courage and I bravery." II. -too Pudding. Mix two tablespoonfuls of cornstarch In a little cold water, three tablespoon- t fuls of sugar and a little salt. Stir It into a pint of boiling water and boll a few minutes. Take from the firs and I beat Into the mixture the whites of three eggs previously beaten to a stiff froth. Flavor to taste. Pour In a mould and set to cool. Make a sauce with one tablespoonful of cornstarch mixed in a little cold milk, the yolks of the three eggs, a little salt, two tablespoonfuls of sugar, a small piece of butter; flavor, pour it Into one pint of boiling milk, boll a few minutes, stirring constantly. Serve cold. A French Mark of Honor. The French Government charges a woman a tax of 110 to $12 a year for the privilege of wearing trousers. This by no means gives every woman who Is will. Ing to pay the tax a right to wear trousers. The Government, Instead, con fers the right as a tribute to great merit. Trousers are, In fact, a sort of decoration given to women as the rib bon of the Legion of Honor Is given to men. Tho only women to whom has been granted the right to wear trousers are George, Sand, Rosa Bonheur, Mme. Dleulafoy, the Persian archaeologist; Mme. Foucnult, the bearded woman, and two feir.lnlne stonecutters, Mme. Fou reau and La Jeannette. This right Is Jeal ously guarded by the Government, and has Just been refused to a handsome young madame with a profusion of blond' hair and a propensity for fighting duels. Cold Meat for Slicing. Clean and trim five pounds of good round of beef. Put It in a large pot and nearly cover It with water. Add a heap ing teaspoonful of salt, a pinch each of ground cloves, cinnamon, allspice and mace and a tablespoonful of sugar. Boll six or eight hours, letting all the water boll away. Put the meat In an earthen dish, put on a plate and a heavy weight and let It cool. It will be found a dell clous dish for tea or for making sand wiches. Fads and Fancies. Small oatrlch tips, about a finger long, backed by feather aigrettes mounted on gold hairpins, will be worn this winter with full dress. Pearls, black, white and pink, of urlque beauty of shape and color, are worn set bud fashion In a tiny cup of brilliants as ornaments 'for the hair. Ji?t in -ery form will be more In vogue than ever crowns, bands, aigrettes, buckles and sprays being eagerly sought for hat and bonnet decoration by both young and old. New gloves in prune, navy blue and bottle-gre"n have moderately heavy stitching ending at the wrist In fancy scrolls. Large buttons in horn or nickel are in high favor. Two-toned laces with Inserting! to match are fashionable. Hats turned up In front and those with brims cut in the middle and rolled back, so as to gi -a a brlmless effect, are popu lar, pretty and very becoming to some faces. Drop Hlhiuit. One quart flour, one teaspoonful nit, three teaspoonfuls baking powder, one tablespoonful lard, worked in until you cannot And It. Wet up with water or milk until it drops from the spoon. Pour into greased muffin pans and bake in a quick oven. Wash Flannels. Wash flannel dresses are Invaluable In the nursery. They are warm and com fortable for the little ones and can be easily laundered If they are not too elaborately made. The gingham colors, checks and stripes are stla favorites In fine Ceylon, a wash flannel. "Mlntstlck" stripes of red and white and fine plaids barred with pink and blue are wtabilshext I favorites. Blue is sometimes thought a fugitive color, but it is possible to obtain a clear, bright blue wnlch will retain its color through a whole season if It be properly washed and dried In the shade. As soon as the baby begins to creep he Is on the floor continuously, just In Una with the draughts of cold air from under the doors. A flannel dress will protect the little traveller from many a cold. The good old pattern of creeping apron does duty now, a double skirt of stout check, one band buttoned beneath the baby's skirt, the other outside, so as to com pletely protect the layers of dainty flan nels and embroideries and lace-edgei cambrla in his skirts. "Bibs" are mads of pique, bordered with "bab" torchon," or of soft quilted muslin with the edfts corded. Be a Good Llstner. A good listener is the most attractive of women: one whose manner Implies so throroagh an Interest In our recitals that we are led on to turn our minds wrong side out, though there must be no feverish curiosity betrayed. We grow suspicious If there Is and imagine our confidences put In after-clrculatlon. What we want is a pair of superlatively appreciative ears to pour ourselves inte every now and then. There is no muslo to human nature's taste like the sound of Its own voice. This Is a universal weakness like the softer pulsations of ths heart. Even the most reticent have their moments of complete tongue-loca-enlngs. Those who would be popular should not forget this fact for an in stant. Household Hints. A whisk broom is the best clotbea sprinkler and the water should be hot- A feather bed which haa done service for a generation or two Is hardly a de sirable thing upon which to sleep. It is said that chocolate cake can he kept fresh by wrapping it tightly In but tered paper and putting It In a tin boa away from all other substances. To bake bananas, strip from one side a piece of the skin. Then loosen the skin from the sides of the fruit, dust well with granulated sugar and bake lna moderate oven half an. hour. Serve AM la the skins, . - -a-' -"4