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{To the Editor of The Tribune.
Slr: "From nothing nothing come?" If chil?
dren are to have good teeth, bones and muscles,
they must be fed on food which contains an ad?
equate supply of nourishment for the above struct?
ures; otherwise they ure half starved, and are quita
sure to be troubled In after life with decaying
teeth, contracted jaws, crooked spines an'l legs, and
delicate muscles. In an article In The Tribune, a
few days a??o, lt was represented that the teeth of
the English and American children and young
people are becoming more and more defective. Wa
have not to look far for the chief cause of the
decaying teeth which often crowd the poorly de?
veloped Jaws of the rising generation.
To-day our children are fed largely upon bread.
cakes, pie-crusts and puddings, made from the
finest white superfine flour, which can be ground
or rolled and bolted from wheat and rye. A (ire?
ful analysis of these grains shows that Immediately
beneath the hull lies the dark portion of the kernel,
Which ls hard, timi an'l very difficult to grind or
roll Into a tin. flour; and more or less of lt ls quite
sure to remain In contact with the bran, and In
bolting the rest Of it is mostly BSparatsd from the
fine flour. Now this dark portion, thus dis?
posed of, contains in excess the very sub?
stances required to nourish the teeth. bOM*
muscles and brain; namely the gluten and phos?
phates; whereas thc central or white portion of the
grain contains an excess of starch, which ls easily
pulverized, and by bolting, gives the BUperftne white
flour. The superllne white flour is composed of an
undue portion of starch, which, where In proper
proportion as it exists In the grain, is useful for
supplying heat and fat-producing material, but it
does not contain enough teeth, bone, muscle, brain
and nerve nourishing materials to sustain animal lit"**
for any considerable length of time; coneeqoently
auperflne white flour will kee), in barrels and baga
for a long time without being disturbed by insects,
?worms or must, whereas the unbolted meal will
not keep for any great length of time without be?
coming unpleasant to the taste. .Mugcndi. one of
the ablest physiologists who have ever lived, demon?
strated, by experiments, that animals fed ex?
clusively upon the tin.st superfine Hour died In a
few weeks, whereas those fed on unbolted Hour
thrived. During the study and practice of medicine
for over thirty years the worst case of scurvy
J have ever seen occurred in a girl five or six years
old who for some weeks would eat nothing but
toast made from superfine Hour bread. 1 only
rescued her from death by requiring her mother to
mix mashed potatoes with the flour from which her
bread was made.
Imperfect development of the teeth, bones, mus
Cl's, brdin and nerves is the Inevitable result which
fellows If children are fed largely on auperflne
white Hour cooked in any form, and deformity,
dyspepsia and debility In after life. If parents
care for thc present health and development ana
for the comfort of their children in after life tbey
ahould never let any superllne nour or
hread or cakes mr.de from such flour enter
the house where their children dwell. It is difficult
to imagine the immense harm to the present and
rising generation which ls being done by the use Of
superfine white flour?and the whiter the poorer
lt ls. lt should be banished from use. and il is
being banished steadily Dy intelligent and liberal
minded people who are not slaves to habit and
fashion. I have known a man when travelling to
?walk a mile to get a loaf Of graham bread rather
than to eat white bread. To those who have been
accustomed to eat graham bread, cakes, etc.. white
bread is tasteless and without substance, and alto- |
gether unsatisfactory.
Wherever people live on unbolted wheat or
rye flour or meal, they hav. gool teeth, bones and
muscles. I well remember, when in Egpt in lsM. at
Thebes, the little Arab Kiri who, with a vessel of
?water upon her head, ran over the sand, stones,
rocks and hills as we rode upon our donkeys to visit
the tombs of the Kings, for she had splendid teeth,
sparkling eyes and a beautiful and well developed
waist, symmetrical in form and graceful in every
movement. On a visit to th.- house of our Arab
dragoman, or gulle, to look at some curiosities
Which had been obtained from the tombs of the
ancient Egyptians, we Baw iwo women grinding
at a mill, and making the kind of flour which that
young girl ate. There wvre two mill stones, perhaps
eighteen or twenty inch s in diameter, standing
in a tray, with an ..i.^nlni through the centre of
the upper one for pouring in the grain, and at oppo?
site sides erect handles. The women took hold of
these han.lbs and turned the upper stone around
and around, and back and form, and the flour or
meal came out betwses the outer edges of the
stones. I said to our guide: "We have not had a
blt of good bread In Egypt, for at the hotels at
which we have been stomilng they think that they
must furnish superllne flour bread for foreigners
to eat. Now, I want you to make us a loaf of bread
from that flour and bring it to our hotel to-morrow
and I will pay you for your trouble." He did so,
and lt was the be.t brei 1 wa had In Egypt.
It ls wonderful to see the improvement in health,
(development and vitality which frequently ensues
?**hen delicate, sickly children?and even old dys?
peptics?who have l..-en living largely upon super?
fine flour and Its products are fed upon unbolted
Wheat or rye flour br rad or nuidlng. Hut. if the
ru mach ar.d bowela are weak from the want of
prop?r nourishment, or if they are Irritable or
a inflamed, then for a limiter! time or until they gain
*k strength and health from the use of this more' noiir
R inning food, it ls necessarv either to sift out with a
F coarse sieve the eoars -st of the bran from the
graham flour, or to obtain floor which has been
""round from wheat which has been hulled before
frinding, which can be had In some of our cities,
f this camion ls not heeded by those beginning the
use of graham or unbolted flour lt will not Infre?
quently. In the cases named above, prove too Irri?
tating at first, and Its use abandoned and con?
demned, but for strong , healthy children and adults
this flour, bran and all, ls just right, as the Lord In?
tended lt JOHN ELLIS.
Hoar-York, Hov. 24. 1893.
? **
?To the Editor of The Tribune.
Air: The Tariff bill drawn by Professor wilson ls
certainly a "daisy" as far as fur felt hats are con?
cerned, lt provides for the following duti'-s: Hat?
ters' furs. '20 per cent; leathers, 20 per c^nt; silk
bands, bindings and linings, 43 per cent; hats made
of these articles, 30 per cent. It seems to the
American hatters that Professor Wilson has cer?
tainly lived up to the tariff plank of the Democratic
If this bill passes we will have to pav 45 per cent
duty on a large part of our raw material (manu?
factured genis, however), and our foreign compet?
itors can send bands, bindings and linings Into the
country on hats at N per cent. How do the HLO00
people working In American hat factories like 'lt*
M -, _. ?. _ AMERICAN HATTER. '
New-Tork. Nov. 2.. Wz.
tTo the Editor of The Tribune.
Sir: Allow me, both as an American of Irish
descent and as a Roman Catholic, to protest
against the statements contained In a recent com?
munication to your paper, wherein much was made '
of the participation of "Irish Catholics" in po li?
lies. The facts set forth therein would, if true,
go far toward justifying the existence of the
"American Protective Association," so called. 1
make the assertion that at least 75 per cent of
the persons In public life who may be Included In
the class so designated are nm, even nominally,
Roman Catholics. The "irish Catholic" not being
fenerally recognized except by his own peculiar self,
cannot speak definitely as to his representation
In politics. It is (or should be) well known that
a Catholic who falls without good cans.- to receive
the sacraments of his church at leas) once a yenr
ceases by virtue of that fact to be a member of
the Church. From persons! experience I am Batls
fled that very few professional politicians are to be
found who fulfil these requirements, and that, in
fact, the greater number of them do not attend
the services of the Church, except on rare oe- '
1 submit that the average practical politician.
Whether he pose as one of the "Irish Catholics"
admired by your correspondent, or Insult the
Methodist Church hy masquerading as an officer
of that denomination, as In the rase of John V.
McKane, has little regard for religion, except so
far as he can misuse lt to forward his own vicious !
Interests among the Ignorant and the bigoted. In
conclusion let me say that I deem lt high time
for Catholics to combat the efforts of a few so
called members of the Church to Infuse Into the
popular mind the Idea that Tammany Hall and
the Church have anything In common.
Albany, N. V. Nov. 29, 1??.
To the Editor of The'Tribune.
Slr: The people are now aroused and determined
to throw off the yoke that Tammany has placed
upon them. That determination ls equivalent to
half doing the work. Reorganization at once of the
Republican party In this city, on the Philadelphia
plan, will help greatly; and that ls agreed to and
practically ordered, as I understand lt.
It seems to, me that we possess another useful
weapon for honest elections which so far, I be?
lieve, has not been mentioned. It ls the photo- ;
graph. If every man who registers is also photo?
graphed, with a brief description of his person ap- I
pended to the picture-apparent age, height, color '
of eyes and any marked peculiarity?we can Iden- !
tlfy him, and In that way frustrate any attempt
to cast an unlawful vote. Let us have the photo?
New-York, Nov. 2S. 1893. otowoyom.
To the Editor of The Tribune.
Slr: I am going to try again your Weekly. The
last lime you sent it to me for a year I told you
bow poor I was. Hut Lord! I was wealthy then
compared with what I am now. I was getting CO
cents for wheat and had wood and coal to burn.
Kow, with a crop of five bushels per acre, we are
getting 42 cents for lt. and 9 cents a pound for
wool, and a pile of straw blown full of snow Is
all that stands between us and death by freezing.
Hurray for the Democrats and Free Trade!
' Lot them put wool on the free Hst?don't try
to stop them. They will be Hld ogtbt??t election
for another twenty-five year-. I must sa> 1 ".n
see the objection to an in.-me tax. U w uldn j
hit many North Dakota farmers >{ '.' '.X'?P '"*
incomes of ft p year. Send me the x\rf *'>;., .Vi"6
as you can for the _., cents lnclos-d. A. H. J"ii.v.
Ayr, N. D., Nov. __. ISC.
To the Editor of The Tribune.
Sir: A slightly erroneous statement was made in
your account of the pound party given by the
Hungarla Ladles' Aid Society Thanksgiving Day,
at Arlington Hall. AM is giVI n tO all desenlng
persons reaardless of Bes, ra?, nationality or of the
length of time tti'-y have been in this country,
and not to those only "who have ben in the
country i-ss than ont yesr." Kindly correct the
misstatement _ V.A MfcM''';!.',
No. IS West Fifty-sixth-st., New-.ork ? ity.
Dee. 2. WA. '
To th- Editor ot The Tribune.
Sir: When the Ways and .Means Committee some
we-ks ago buried themselves underneath the Cap?
itol, we ware f-arful that they might do something
that would Injure the working people, and deprive
them of some f the ben-tits accruing lo them now
by th.- McKinley bill. vVe were mistaken In pan.
Their Tat iff bul is before the country, ihe Demo?
cratic part) has carried oul Ita pledges to the
American workingman if he will on his part read
thc schedule of free entries, he will observe thal
h.- la not forgotten, aa bladders, bol?? gni11-?****** *?
bristles, bones, bl.I and the balm of Gilead are
hi-- and cm i.nioyed fr.'.- of duty, JUth these
much-desired luxuries, he crt,linly should bc more
than satisfied. Does bs ^l^r{,^%-nl.Ev.
New-York, Nev. 2**. 1893.
To the Editor of The Tribune.
Sir: A f.w days ago The Tribune contained ri
telegram from Denver, COL, concerning Mr. Milton
II. De Kano. Utera ar- several Inaccuracies In th-*
telegram, which it is desirable should be corrected.
Mr. Da Lano was ind Minister to China, but was
appointed by President Grant Consul at Foochow,
where he served with great ability for eleven years,
being on-- of the most efficient, successful and
highly honored otiicrs of .mr Governmenl In \he
-Empire, ll- was Bealoua In protecting the Inter
esta of American citi/.-ns, and held the hi,rh esteem
of the official, missionary and the mercantile
communities, it was through bia perslstenl .(Tort
that tba telegraph line connecting the cable with
Foochow by overland telegraph from the aoaaide
was successfully c. mid.-t.d in spit.- of great oppo?
sition, and the foreign community was Indebted to
bini for many other efflcleni services The state?
ment that be is ".lying in this city" ls an exag?
geration. He has been failing in health and seri?
ously ill for several month--, bul ls not wltl.t
hope of recovery, and within the last few days his
condition has l.n somewhat Improved, while it is
true that he has hud seven flnam Isl n verses
and is in straitened financial condition, the phrase
used In th.- telegram, "dying In destitute circum?
stances," conveys an exaggerated Idea of the
His noble wife, who waa a leader in the foreign
society of Foochow for many yean and capable
of holding her position with honor to herself
and to the American community, who ware pron l
of her attainments, has been lighting with i
age the depressing circumstances of th- last few
yearn and assiduously ministering to him In his
protracted nnd serious Illness The reports tele?
graphed to tba papers c m. .-riling him have doubt?
less originated from friends In Denver, who hearing
of his inness, i-.-cntiy mad.* Inquiries concerning
his circumstances, but tbe statements as the* have
reached the press are greatly exaggerated. <?f
course, this has been a greal ann..van-.* to Mr.
and Mrs De Lano, and lt is well that this simple
stateni'-nt of the facts should be given to the pub?
lic S. L. BALDWIN.
New-York, Nov. 27. Itt.
To the Editor of The Tribune.
Slr: There can be little doubt that th" rules of
college football must be amandi 1. not only because
the game ls yearly Incoming more violent and dan?
gerous, but because lt ls I.e.,.ming uninteresting to
a spectator, even if h.* 'mis*, ss a technical knowl?
edge of the game. [| Is a general complaint that
th- game at Springii.-id waa dull a succession of
pushes, rush.-s, f-w If any brilliant plays, a
monotonous series of collisions, and only one count.
All this may ba sufficiently interesting to college
boy*, but lt ls not a game; lt lacks the eb ni-n's
Of variety, of breathless expectation, of changing
fortunes?all that makes a conteai attractive. The
changes in the rules nemma ry to maha football
ns truly a game as is baseball or cricket may not
be easy to come nt. I am not at all sure thai tbe
following suggestions would necoropMah the r.-suii,
but they would at least tend to open the game.
In the opening compel the side having the ball
to stand on a line with th<* ball, at least ten feel
apart; the oth'*r side on a Una Bva yards distant,
ri., man to move until th.- ball is touched to the
ground. This would stop the opening wedge play,
a dangerous, though effective manoeuvre.
Give the ball to the other sid- after four downs
unless it is kicked. T.ns would divide the game
Into short Innings on each side and would hr'-nk
up or t.-nd to render ineffective tbe mass plays In
the centre, which ar- not only tedious !?> th_
spectator but are dangerous to the players Tl ?
ball should, of .ours-, be given to the opposite side
at the place it was last downed. As there Would be
no risk of toeing the ball for thr- down-, any
chan..* for a haig run could be safely all?
an.I long paasea across the field a most scientific
and b.-autifui feature of the gam-, now- loaf would
be reintroduced.
Make it anyhody'a ball after a kick. This would
mik-* kicking and rapid getting down the le ld
aft. r a kick very effective.
Allow the pass forward. This ls a tl rv radii al
change, and ls suggested with some diffidence, lt
would so entlr.lv alt.r the character >.f the game
that it is not likely lt could l?- adopted. It would
evidently bring an entirely new eel of combinations
and players would have to learn the gam. over
again. Ii would tend to do away with tackling and
Introduce skill and address. If the ball is passed
or kh-k.'d over the goal line bring lt ba< k to the
twenty-fiv?yard line.
Tb" three changes first mentioned would render
the game more scientific and less brutal. A game
is a slow evolution. Al first. I' ls v.-ry crud-, as
football ls stow. Experience and experiment bring
lt Into the rank of true garie Ha -ball, though i
far from perfect ls In a much higher stare of
development than ls football. But football hal
great possibilities, and contains the germ of the
American students' gama
Hartford, Conn., Nov. Et, Itt.
To the EdMor of The Tribune.
Sir: Since the death of my father, Mr. A. M.
?ertha, there have been printed in The Tribune ref?
erences to letters written by my father to an old
servant of ours. I am led to anticipate thal in the
minds of many to whom he wits not personally
known (of his many friends 1 have no fears) abso?
lutely unjust and erroneous inf. nines may have
found lodgment-.
This woman and her family had been old nnd
faithful s.-rvants of my father's for many yean
when he left his home on the 1st of August, Itt
tO take advantage nf an apparently lucrative busi?
ness opportunity In the West. The woman baa
freely given me nil the letters She ever received
from my father, and I now have them la my pos?
session. There ure but fire or six of them, and
they were all Written situ- May, itt and
nearly all within the last two months They
bear unmistakable evidence of nothing bul the in?
sanely extravagant expression <.f a kindly feeling
toward i, long-time faithful servant, descriptions of
his travelling experiences, and the lamentable con?
dition of mind which business troubles caused
and which had gradually developed unknown lo bis
family during the past six months, ri suiting lu his
death the peal ween.
The Ignorance of the Woman aa tO what wa" ),.. ,
to do previ nii-d h?-r bringing tie- letten to me wh. ti
inst received. Bhe bas fr.-.-ly given m<- her sworn
sutemenl thal she has never seen my father since
h.* left home on the 1st if August, Itt as above
Kindly give this b-tt.-r the gre n, ri possible promi?
nence In your paper without .blay, and by so doing
aid his friends and famllv in blotting oul all the
absolutely fals.- and cruel inf.-i.nis which may
exist in relation to the memory of g man who
ev.-r llv.-d an absolutely upright, pure ?nd blameless
llr'(- , ? _ ., GEORGE D. 8CRIBA.
Montrose, N. Y., Nov. .Vt, iv::
To the Editor of The Tribune.
sir: F..r several yean past legislation for the re?
striction of the liquor traffic has p.. n hob-less, be?
cause Tammany Hall has been In .supreme control
at Albany.
The result of the lat- flection has given an op?
portunity for a full and fair Consideration of legis?
lative remedies which shall commend themselves to
the intelligence of the community. In order that the
action taken should not be tinctured with any par?
ticularism, the Church Temperance S?c|etc Issued
an Invitation to twenty of the societies In this city
or State whose work brings them Into personal
contact with poverty and crime, and who bara
therefore a more or less expert knowledge of how
large a factor the llijuor saloon ls In producing the
grave problems of Hoclul condition and rnunblpal
government with which we an* at present strug?
The second meeti""-" of eighteen representatives of
these societies was he|.| |n the Trustees' Room li?
the Knited Charities Building on Saturday i ilBl. I-i-t
at 8 o'clock, under the presidency of the H,, , w ii
Arnoux. '
Each representative was eollerl upon tf) ^.^ Jf)
1. That there should be no tampertna with the
section of the present law which lays dawn _____
ll.iuor saloons shall Bot be open on Sunda-." I
should be "closed and kept clone.] ?? r,un"*1>". but
2. That the undo', expansion of licensed llmior _?
loons is a danger to the community, and that >,ile
taite limitation of the number to the proportion of
1 to BOO of the population shall be a feature of the
proposed bill.
... That the license tax shall !?<? In cities $1,000, and
In s-maller places ".ion, or such smaller sum as may?
be consider.-d to meet the necessities of the case.
4. That a direct local option law shall be drafted,
Of which th.* area shall be the county, and by which
th.- people iit stated Intervals shall vote "license" ,,r
"no license."
.".. That in the general law shall be Incorporated
the "bond" and "penalty" clauses of the Pennsyl?
vania law, an I that it be further amended In such
clauses aa time lias shown to bc Inadsguats or mis?
rt. Thal the above shall be drawn In three or more
bills, and thai the chair be request! l io nominate
r-ix merni,, rs of the bar. to whom shall ba committed
th- dratting of the bills on these lines.
New-York. Nov. 29, 1K9*
To the Editor Of The TVIbun?-.
Slr: In looking ors* the Wilson Tariff bill as re
POTted lt has occurred to me that if Mr. c|. v-lan 1
had ask-.I Canada. M-xlcn, (Weat llrltnln, France,
Spain, Germany. Italy, Norway and larsdsn, each to
sand us a representative to draft a tariff bill for
us. promt-tag to give th.-m the us.- of tin- dark-lan?
tern room in th- basement >.f the Capitol, and
charging each one of them to look out and ace thal
each country represented by them should gel nil it
wanted to benefit lt, and m see to it. above all else,
thal th- I'nlted States hould be crippled In its in?
dustries in every possible way. thej could nol have
drafted a better lill to this end than has our Com?
mittee n( Ways and Mi ans.
Can it be possible that the bill can pass? Should
nm every village, town and (itv In every Stat.- of
th- Union erv .in ag imsi lt? lll'lll N. CAMI'.
Nt w-V..rk. Nov. _">. itt.
To the Editor of The Tribune.
Slr: i'h.re ought to be a. policeman nt Thirty
f. ni rt h -st.. wh.re Broadway and Mxth-ave. meet,
The crossing ls .me ,.f th- moat dangerous .ml
difficult in lb- city. A pedestrian having paaaed
lb- horse-ear track ls stranded, for. as soon as the
cai,]- li ..ut of th.- tray, heavy truek horses hear
down, th- drivers swearing ai th.- unfortunate
walker. When they hiv.- g..ne. the cable is again
dangerousl) near, Nervous women frequently stand
lhere many minutes suit, ring Intensely ind per?
vaded ihat for th.-m li.aven w nearer than the
other si l- of th- itreel At Twenty-tlrst-si rmi
Hroadway, a comparatively saf. .md essy crossing,
there ls a policeman. Il" would certain!) be more
useful a! Thirty f urth-st. RULE.
New-York, Dei, -. UM,
To th- Editor of The Tribune.
sir: your correspondents signing themselves
"Many Subscribers" desire to know why in- Wash?
ington Arch remains nncomi li l< I
The structure ls complete, except the four ipan
dui-', which ar- nol yet garred, it was originally
Intended to have foliated ornaments In Hies., but
subsequently female figures representing Victory,
Pl . - I-'.un- and another, were deei le | upon. At
the time the chang- was made all sculptors who
arere though' of oy Ihe architect, Mr. stanford
White, to mak.- th- models f..r these bgures were
at work upon the plastic dec .rations (if the bu
Inga imi grounds ..f the Columbian Esposltion. Aa
,-..n as po lld- after th.--, were finish..-!. Mr.
William M.o M iiinies. wh. designed an I rn ?
the great fountain In the Curt of Honor it the
Exposition, was engaged t-. mike the modela for
Ci.- spandrils of th.- an h. He i? nt present em?
ployed upon th.-.- models nt his studio in I'arK
and when ih- modela ar- Mulsh'-d the spandrils will
p.* carved, 1 regret th- delay, but ii has been
Liable, and in order that the finishing touches
up..n the structure might enhance and not mar. its
WILLIAM lt. STLWALT. Treasurer.
New-York, Dec. 1, IM
To th- Editor of ThS Tribune.
Slr: Some of the statements whh-h have been
published in regard to th- death of Augustus M.
Beilba arere ao Injurious to his character that I
must ask ymir permlssl .n to publicly deny tba
charges mi!" er Implied against him.
Mr. Scribe was my un. I- i knew him Intimately,
snd I f?i that, in loyalty to his memory. I. as
one of tb.- v.-ry few surviving rein tiree, bearing
hN- nain.-, tun-, express my belief, based upon Inti
knowl. Ire, ..f th- stainless puritj of ins
character, ? ? ? ? protea! igalnsl the Inslnu
that have been made aa to tb- causes ol 'is
suicide as iitt-riy baseless. I do thia with the tier
confidence, ..-s there ar- fm*, in his r.f.- known
to me which m.* <iuit>* suflleienl to account f.r
his sad -ni facia whb-h -..m.- tim- ma) sr* the
ll.-!.i of dav. li l.l a ki.i:AN'. IR -'- ICU'. \
j.i'.-j Boulevard, Weat, New i-m City, Dec .
_ nr?
To th- Editor of Tb- Tribune
sir. In your editorial lo-day, he.d<-1, "fiafety
on Trolley "tad Ca Cai \ few days
? i m.m iii Brooklyn alighted from a trolley
cur. stepped around tba r.*.ir of lt to croea tba ..th. r
track, without -..lng that a . ir was coming lu
th.- opp..sit., direction, and. having no warning >.f
lt i approach, rn ot run . ? r and -
I tiiink lt arlll be found that i
to persons alighting, cr wh. have
from r u< h .-irs, have arleen from about the same
circumstances, Soon after Hi- "tr Iii
begun to b- "prevalent" Ci In thi*
araa a conference ..f th- Railroad Commtssl
and ih- presidents >.f th- vail-.is roads, .md lt
was mg. I b) tb.* Commissioners that ihe tail
roads sh..ubi place gates on the -lbs ,,- u... t.; , r
forms nearer lo the parallel track lo prew-nl
passengers from getting in .-r out on that sid*
If I mistake nol Pl *-l!ir;i Lewi*, sal! thin
accidents happened by th.-ir alighting on tb
side" ani going around behind H.- .r,r Severthe
I- ? . the (?.it.-s wi- plated, and |||S| such BCC|>
.buts occur I i.-ii.a- thai if passengers were
allowed to ;-. i p; .,-, i I-,- on ti- if tb
tink, fewer accidents would happen N-. niau
will get off a ear on the side w her-, a ear ps
without tirst locking ahead, Hut tn- trouble ihe
other way I* th.ii while he watta .ml allowa the
ear fp.ln Which he alights to pass, dow i,
the car on th- other track stealthily, and ls on bun
b.-fore he ls aw.ii- of it Can me 'i,t have th.
Inside gates removed ' H. ll. BEADLE
lirooklyn, bec. 1. UN
A REASON FOR RIDING ll Ka I*'ki hst.
To the Editor of The Tribune.
Slr: Th.* Tribune of November lid publish. J the
follow lng:
"Five yearn ago. lt ls mid, all berths on sleepers
w.t.- rii.id- up with th- feel to th" engine, unless
it was order-d to the contrary. Mut now. ..n mo '
Iii:-''. Ul- practice I" r<-v-rserl. No reason has been
given for this save one. that on an elevator no ..ne
object! lo g'dng up, though ii descent ls ofti n
disagreeable, There is the additional reason ihat
what, vcr diaught !? created ls more agreeable if lt
com.-s from behind the bead than if lt blows m the
Several years ago I wa* riding In a Pullman
sleeper with a veteran railroad num. and es
pressed to bim my repugnance to r.-tiring as I
did let sl.-.-p w.ll In tb- .ar. and dreaded the
boms of wakefulness thal I fell were impending,
ll- said that it l would h- with mv h. ad to the
engine I would probably Bleep better. Heexplalm I
"we ai- travelling nt th- rate of thirty mill * au
hour, through an atmoaphere thal presses upon
th- tram with a weight equal to fifteen pounds i i
th- square Inch. This neates friction and gen?
erates electricity. If you ll- with your feel io
th- engine, the electricity paaaea from your feel lo
m.ur ia nn and makes you wakeful; If you reverse
..-?ui p- Itlon, tb- electricity passes rion, th. hi ? I
to th.- f.-.i and lhere leaves th- body naturally.
This produces ii so..thing rather than an irritating
effect ns In tin- other iiosiiiyu. "Besides," he
said, "I believe In going through this world head
first, and only feel flrsl when I go .mi ..f lt." I
have followed his advice sin..' when travelling and
lind .Iltli.ulty In gelling a fair night's real lu
a sleeping car. Whether mv friend's explanation
..f th.- matter will stand the test ..f scientific in
v'-ligation I do not know, but persons who cannot
leep w h. n travelling will los,- nothing bv trying
tte expei Intent. j. \v h
New-York, November tt, IM,
To the Editor of Th- Tribune.
Sir: The Inc,m.- tax ls a method of tux.itlon de?
vised bv ih.- monarchical governments of Europe,
where lt is not inappropriate, be,.,use their system
of governmenl la founded on .-Ihhh distinctions,
rnd.-r lt ali men are arranged by law or edd
custom in blgh.r or lower ord-rs. the higher being
endowed with titles and various exclusive privi?
leges, both so. lal and pi nina: v. whl-h ne with
h-i i from the lower orders Til- latter, therefore,
have remained f..r centuries in a state ,,r com
parailve porerty, from which they hnve only In
r?.-nl tines I-gun lo emerge, and h>.iii- able to
pay any money tuxes at all. A large proportion of
Hrltlsh subj." ts, for example, have always been
helped by poor rat.-s, and vast numbers of them
to-day Uv.* In poorhouses This state of things has
naturally lsd t.. more ..r ie-i ,,r naternal-sm in
government, and to the payment sr Income taxes
by the favored few who cannot complain that they
ai- called upon to pay contributions which the op?
pressed and Impoverished masses are not subject In.
In our democratic republic, on the contrary, ali
in.-n an- b-dd to be .i|u,il before the law. All stand
together on the sam-- dead level of equal rights
ami privileges. Therefore, an Income tux. assessed
by th.- vol.* of ii majority on a minority of their
fellow-citiz-ns violates th- fundamental principle
of ..ur democratic lyatam of government it intro?
duces aristocratic distinctions Into American society.
li confers special favors on the poorer classes
strictly analogous to those bestowed Ui monarchies
upon the tilled classes, thereby tending to breed
mutual hatred between "fr.-.- and equal" democrats.
And, tnoreov-.-r. lt places those citizens who do not
pay an im .nie lax in an eleemosynary position,
which all Ihe better .and prouder part of them feel
degrade.) by occpuylng.
lt ls true that under stress of a great civil war
the American people did patriotically submit to
this monarchical form of taxation, but In time of
peao they never will endure lt.
Great Barrington, Mass., Nov. tt, U33.
MJBJm OF THE WEEK alconqltx
Ol'Ki ci. I is ELECTED.
Thanksgiving: was fittingly celebrated hy all the
representative social clubs in Hrooklyn. Delightful
features of amusement had been provided by the
committees In charge, and the day was ushered In
la th- small hours of the morning with feasting,
song and dance. Al the I'nion League, Oxford,
CerietOO, MontSUk, Lincoln, Hamilton and Aurora
Grat# clubs, special Thanksgiving dinners won
provided. This proved a convenience to many
members and their families and friends. In the
evening the holiday Waa spent nt tha theatres, for
?it none of the clubs hail any special attraction
be.-n arranged for the night
The bowlers ,,f the Int. rcbib League are having
an Interesting struggle for victory, ii"- i'nion
League it ni Um head ..f tba list, with the Mid
woods, ..f l-'ia'i.ush. a d."e second. Bight gaines
hav be.n played, with results as follows:
1'nl-n I its nit
Midwood .
lan -In .
Os ford .
-M-ii'iuik .
Wno, Urti
Hanover .:i
Viii.i a Urata.3
Carleton .'?)
Km. Icerbockl r ... ..'!
. ulumblan .
\V-n. Lost.
The castellated home
f the lirooklyn Ridinir and
j Driving Club, on the I'.irk Slope, on Thanksgiving
BYS was th.- scene of a brilliant assemblage. A
I music rids, th- banner ri ie of the mason, was the
attraction. Ad.l-l to this wa- the exhibition and
performance .f Centennial, the high-school horse
owned by Henry clans, of Brooklyn. Ha was
lilllie,i by Emil Antony. Anothet feature was the
defence of the ||.u; end tent-pegging hy dub mem?
bers. Th.* rile occupied an hour, William N. I>yk
m.in. tin- president of the club, lending, with Mls-t
Ethel Moore as his partner. In their r-spectlve
order J. ll Walbridge and Miss Olive Hurrls, .1. W.
Wlls.m and MISS RoSSttter, Iv Krhart and Miss
Huntington, Henry Bowen and hla daughter, ?'? H.
Hut and Miss Howers, Miss Ethel Candee, Miss
Hines, Edgai Luckenbach, J. Henry Smith. Poster
Crampton, Mrs. Porter, Mlas Porter, Haul Libby.
s. P. Btrelt,*8, C. Pirie, mn< Lockltt, George B.
l-'ahys. (i. Rotbmaler, Mi-s Btrelt, Emanuel Cade
ni-, ic. i: w.Iward and foion.-i Partridge f..i
l .we i Messrs. Dykman, Woodemrd, crampton.
Erhart, Gibb, Libby, liri.-. Han. Luckenbach and
Rathmnler were th- contestants tn the tent-peg?
ging match, and delighted th- spectators with their
work in the sad ll- Mi. Woodward won the
match. Th- entertainment doned with the defencs
of the flag.
The members of th* Hrooklyn Hub, nt their
beautiful hom* nt Clinton and PielTepont sts.. en?
tertained a large and brilliant umbering on Satur?
day evening last. The Boston Ideal Mandolin.
Uultar and Oleo Club furnished the entertain?
ment, whlcl* was followed by a dlnn.-r In the
beautifully decorated dlnlng-hallB, Among those
present moro Park Commissioner deorge v.
Blower, .1 S. Loomis. Jr. II D. I'olhemus, T. IL
Moore, Dr. i G Johnson, charles Adams, Ceneral
King, .1. A Sterry. W. Smith, H. H. Hart. .1. H.
Howell, Hsmpton Howell, Hr. Bloodgood, Henry
w si ,i*uni. carl H. Da silva. Sherlock Austin,
winiam Harri**, john B. Lndd. James Bryar, k.
p Goodwin, Henry Kari, T. L. Vickers, A. K.
Lamb. Willi un Webster. W. IV Held. lt. S Mor
c. h. otis, w i*. Davenport, Charles II.
Tillman. <> L. Petersen and L. I., Graef.
The uni -c.mt Inddenl at the M..nt.mk Club
ii ? week waa the reception and dinner to Colonel
li lerlck I' Grant It W. B. Stratton. P. E.
i .; rge \ La Vi- md .1 M. Hider, the
club's team iii the inter-club whist tourney, are
doing excellenl work, and hiding up their end.
rh ree regular contests hiv- i.ii played,
and In
hattie with the Hamiltons last Tuesday th?
Mont,uk players scored I2\ to til. The Int. r
cluh I.. igu< i wllns team ?bl play the team of me
Aurora Grata dat. >"i the alleys of the latter
l., morrow night.
NOW that th*- Motit.-iuk .'bib has loBt Its handsome
lo the Hanov. ra, lt is expected that
ib- latter will reewlve a challenge from th- Aurora
liratH club rhanksgtvlng Ha) was celebrated iv
.?:? furty m in- 'vi.in-* ii th- Academy of
Musi I'h. part) numbered aboul thr.? hundred
members, and their w -. ittei l-l After wit
'P.- I'.r.it-i of IVnsance," the party sat
down P. supper al a hotel, and th.-r.- -nd.si a
thoroughly enjoyable evening; An informal dance,
the iirst of ih- s. is,,n of tb.. Hanover Club was
i r evening. Matson dances were on
the -ard. .nd the attendance wis Large. B. I'.
I .. i, J '? I tylor, K Sp. irv. I, Mir..n, H. H.
S Kildolnh .1 M Musca .1 I'- Long. .1 S C.utl-k.
SV Hubbell ,m i I.-, its .' ii., i attended to th
eight teams
novel bowl
.-h. between
resulte.) in
comfort of the guest* i >n l>
l-iwiitii; tourney will begin. There ai
,.f m.- .-1.-h to c.,mp. te for pru., s.
lng -.nt. st f.r a supper termed a l
tn of fit ind i t-im of I.-.ni m
? r*. foi lh?- ponileroim players Messrs r.\,ns.
Hawkins, Hasler, llper and Hak-r were the
fat m.-ii .ml Lyon, MW,-. Woden, Conrad, lilli
.nd I'-i.ikin th- I* in The home whist tournament
? with P H Evana the winner of th
I. 1'. Ward, .I. and G. M. Minnon,I
lt ls several w?ks since the inf-rduh League
bowling leam ol the i>xf,.rd Club, rolled si;
i iii one Kame. .\ member of tbe Aurora
. ub on " i Isl I one night to the
lilford Club ventured the remark thal the
re would rt be surpassed this season, ile
was Immediately tak-ti np by one of the bowlers
- Ihi <>vl-ul Club, a w,ik,-.t was mid.-, and the
I man ls the winner, for .m last Monday
i.billi the record of '.'17 pins was surpassed. The
<i\f"ils are confident thal th.lr team will reach
ih- I '??' mark before the season ls over.
The following were appointed a committee to
attend Ihe funeral of John .1 Kiernan (al the tim.*
.?f hiK death ? member of the Algonquin Club), on
n ,1 iv morning Andrew J Perry, Dr, a. w.
iud. John ll Oreason, John A Dunbar and
John T Grafton, Al the election held Wednesday
,,-. the following ticket was elected: Presi?
dent, Cb hm I ll Lalmbeer, Jr; vice-president,
lames H Taylor, tri isurer, Adolphe J, Kiar;
ec ret a ry, Harry l. Taylor; governors, J, s T.
si i?na h.i h. Aiiir-w .1 Perry, Henry C Webb,
John I'unbar. A. W, Ford, Henry N. Head. Robert
H. Street, l?. M. Hurley and Corgi- N. Tower.
BvooTjmoxB ron nu ^vKr-.Tv of tmf. trav
I ltd Mi public.
Th? November Grand Jury waa discharged yes?
terday. It male a presentment in regard to the
j troll.-y cars, r. comm. liding ..'..ral changea. The
most important was that ths apeed of electric eura
I- limited to - l-ht inll.s an hour, and that this
, speed shall not lu- Increased at anv point. It was
a , recommended that au electric bell be aupplli l
ti.at will make p continuous sound at crossings
while operated by th- motorman. Als,, thai each
; company place a guard on tim front part of each
? car for the protection of the trav, liing public, and
the front platform of each car bi supplied with
gates The suggestion was also m.nie that no
m dorm.ni be employed who baa not had a month
.a exp< Hence, and that the p,,ii,.- arrest any motor
i min wh-. inni bis car in excess of Hie speed "f
? elah I mii-s an hour.
I Th- Grand Jury also made a presentment in
regard to the reservoir al st. Johnland County
Perm, condemning li as useli ss. end recommending
an Investigation bv th.- Commissioners of Chari?
ties m regard to tb- responsibility f,.r its construc?
tion and acceptance, and that th.* reservoir bs
put lu p.-rfect condition without expense io the
The -lie of tl.I'l Hrooklyn Tabernacle has been
th.- sen.- of Iwo disastrous Hies, In which two
church s, mini.- fsmoua throughout the country
bv the Rev, l'r. Talmage's etoquSMO, were de
! stroyed. but th.* imposing structure of brick an 1
spme which stands th.-r.* HOW ls believed to be
I r.aiiy fireproof, ll looks iik<- .a noorlah fortress,
j but ls in fact a storage Wsrebouse, one result of
j the Insecurity Mt In Brooklyn since the tire In
1 suranos companies expos.-,) the Inadequate equip
I ru-nt of the city's Fire Department, The rates
I asked for lirooklyn risks ate now In some cases
' as high as :!'_ per ont.
Tin* new building was designed by William H.
I Tabby, lha architect of tin* Fulton and Market
| Hank building In New-York, for the Hrooklyn
Warehouse and Storii?e Company, which was or?
ganized aboul eighteen months nun. The building
I is nine stories Mufi, and has h frontage of tat feet.
: -o\.-rlng No. _33 to Kl on Schermerhorn-st. lt
; is lin feet deep. No B.I was used In Us cn
structlon. In Hi"' lower part of th.- building are
handsomely Btted-un safe deposit vaults, with ioma
Wai compartments already built and room for more
than ;_-l more. There ls a handsome Indies' parlor
and a coupon room furnished with mahogany desks
and other furniture. Thr.if the largest freight
elevators In the country give access io the upper
floors There ls al.-., a passenger elevator. Tho
upper floor ls provided with skylights, lt ls In?
tended for th.* storage of works of art. Hlg tanks
,.f water on the roof connect with a system of
pipes throughout the bull,Ung, by which fire In any
room can be (|iilckl"* extinguished. The cost of
the building was MMM, lt will be opened for
business tomorrow morning.
The officers of the company nre: President. E. li.
I lari b-tt; vb .--president. John H Van Wormer, the
secretary and K**r,erai manager of the Lincoln Hafe
Depoall Company of New-York; treasurer, General
c. T. Chrlatenaen; secretary, Guy Duval, William H.
Wayne ls the manager. The trustees are Chauncey
M I'.pew. II. Walter Webb, Samuel Harton. J, J.
Almlrnll. William lt. Grace, John lt. Van Wormer,
C. T. Christensen, Horace c. Du Val, William H.
Wallace, Btward H. Harden, iohn A. Nichols,
George W. Chauncey, Henry N. Whitney and
C. A. Moore.
Fulton St, opposite DeKalb Ave.,
Onr nnsorfnionli- ure larger limn over, nml
oar prices lower I hun those of nu*, other
? tore In llrookl>n. (Oin Ince ) ourself li)"
mkbiK for eamplas nml prioss.
Opportunities for purchasing de?
sirable goodi at low prices have never
been so neat as recently. Our storks
are tilled witta the choicest gooda from
all parts of the world. Your interests
are our interests; every advantage
which wo obtain (and they are many)
we tfivo to you. With such stocks as
we nave, and such prices as wo otter,
you eau truly economize by doing
your holiday shopping willi us. More
beautiful novelties irom Paris, Berlin,
Vienna and London have never been
Secontl Floor, Front
Our stock of Dolts, dolls' rlothlrtf- and furnish?
ing! nf all kinds, is well worth seeing. Such un
assortment cannot bs ason elsewhere* in either
Fin.* joint.-.1 dolls, his,ni.? heads, and moving
??>.-s. jit;,; regular price, $2.':,.
Kuli Jointed .lolls, ls in. h.-s high, with bisque
head, Bay "Papa" and "Mamma," 71.* ctn.
A lot of dressed dolla nil new styles, 59 ets.
1 lulls' shirred. silk mull bats, edged with lace,
I M ets.
I tolls' long slip of white lil wm. tink."I, yoke and
skirt trimmed with embroidery, Bf eta
I lulls' colored crepe .loth DrOBSSB, with under?
wear, 'ah eta. complete.
Dolls' patent leather Sh,,.-s. with leather soles,
si/.es 2 to 1.",. pries IT, ti, IS, 2:1. AA, A:,, OB, ."_, :,T
and ?',.' ct*
Lolls' black silk Stockings, 12, 16, IS, 21 and 2.'!
lillis' black cotton Stockings, ', 5, 6, 8 and 9
ets. per pair.
Some of Oar Popular Prices.
The Book Department is on the seend floor,
front. The collection is v.-ry complete and the
prices ,1 re low.
"Don Bible Callory." "Paradise Lost," and
"Dora Masterpieces." ."o i is. each.
Rile' new hook. "Nlaby'a Christmas." .18 ets.
"Wp.. Lanalea nnd Dimpled Han,ls," illustrated
in color and photogravure, 28 eta.
Art Calendars.
An elegant line of Art (~alendnrs. by Maud
Humphrey Mcilwaine ani Elisabeth S. Tucker.
Th" Lu.'lil.* Calendar, BO eta
The Ideal Calendar, td.M.
Our Prices arc the Lotrest, anti
Assortment La rt ie st.
Solid R.dd and enamelled S.-arf Tins, set with
r-'.-il p.-ai ls, near dei'ii-tis, ll.Sf; regular prise,
$2 :,'?.
S.,lld Kobi Hr.h'-s. new dsStgns, $2.T.'i; rt til?
lar price, M.fO
Children's Bottd gold HIiirs, set with small
genuine diamonds, W ns.
M.-n's solid if..ld Sleeve Huttons. Roman and
bright finish, richly chased, EAU; regular price,
|5 BO,
Sterling silver Glove Hooks. BO ets.
Sterling Bllver openwork Hair Bins, with am?
ber shell prongs, '"'?, eta
Sterling silver Link Sleeve Buttons, richly
chased. V .ts.
suv r Cigar rutters, with enamel initial. .*,!>
Open*fscs Nickel Watchei 1 timepieces,
n -,,i
Sterling silver Huming Cass Watchea I jewels,
sterling cap, "i N
!h~> ets. per Ox. instead of $1.40.
A apodal lol of Sterling Silverware?Tea
Pp....ns, Dessert spoons. Table Spoons, Dessert
Forks. Medium Hoiks, Coffee Sp....ns. nutter
Knives, Sugar sh.-'.is. Berry Spoons, Oyster
Forks. Pish Knives, Soup and Gravy Ladles.
Cream I.a,ll.-s. nnd Pie Knives, iii ii variety of
designs redi.l to 96 eta per ounce; regular
price. 11.40.
Also, quadruple plate Rutter Dlahes, chased
ami engraved, reduced from 15.00 nnd MOO to
|150 and *i ""
Quadruple pla*.* Cake Baskets, reduced from
IT.'?? t., 13.50 and $1 00
Quadruple plate Ice Pitchers, porcelain lined,
reduced from Jil.un and 112.00 to 17.50 and J.."0.
An Unequalled Line
nf Handkerchiefs for the Holidays especially
Initial Handkerchiefs, In linen and silk, nt tt.
:;;>, BO, 71 eta and 11.00.
A lot "f hand-embroldered Handkerchiefs, re
duced from 10 ets. to 15 eta each.
100 do/en line Prent h linen Cambric Handker?
chiefs, hand-embroldered, manufacturers' sam?
ples, 50 its to $2.f.o each?ail much below regular
SOO donen swiss embroidered Handkerchief*, at
greatly reduced pries.
For Holiday Presents.
A lan-.* and varied assortment at popular
A full Dress Pattern Of all-wool Drap de Harts
is yards), for $1 00, Instead of $0.00.
Als.., dress lengths of Wash fabrics at reduced
pricM fur the holiday season.
Special Reductions for To-*
tn or rotc.
Heavy silk and wool Bengallnes, street colors,
63 >'ts. par yard, inste.nl .>r 11.25.
Four-tone Taffeta, small designs and chang*
able effects, N eta per yard. Instead of $1.2.'*.
Heavy all-silk Black Faille Francalae, 9S eta.
per yard, instead of $1.50.
Extraordinary Sale Monday
Ladles' Jackets, various stylos and broken
sizes, In black and colors, reduced as follows, to
clear at mice:
$5 75 ""'I YIAB Jackets for 11.95.
$8.75 and $10.75 Jackets for ptAB.
$1* (mi mid ?20.(iii .Lii-keiH tor $? 50.
$20.00 and $32.50 Jackets for $i-.5U.
About*) net hi rd Off.
Hoys*. Misses' and Children's.
Circumstances have placed u* In possession of
a limited number of palra of our regular lines of
Boys', Misses' and Children's Shoes at reduced
prbes. We offer them to you at precisely the
reduction! we obtained such an opportunity
Will not come again,
128 pairs Hoys" Calf Lace Shoes, medium toe
with tip. sizes _*., to 1;, $i.h.s per pair; after these
are gone, $3.00 per pair.
tis pain- Youths' Calf Lace SU.,.s, mcdiiii-ii (oe
willi tip, si/.es ll to 2, |LM per pair; utter these
are gone, $2.iK) and $2.75 per pair.
78 pairs Missen' Uungula Hutton Shoes, patent
leather tip, sizes ll to 2, $1.70 per pair; after these
are gone, $2.25 and $2.75 per pair.
ll pairs Children's Dongola Button Shoes,
sizes IH to 104, $1.20 per pair; after theae ara
gone, $1.75 per pair. w *f**\
34 pairs Children's Dongola Button Shoes net.
ent leather tip, alzea 8^ to 10*4, $1.5. per'_*i?
after these are gone, $2.00 per pair. '
47 pairs Children's Dongola Button Shoe*
light turned soles, 50 ets. per pair; after thes*
are gone, 85 ets. per pair. ^
Oi) and Sit ets.. instead of $2.79
and $4.25.
A special lot of rich, embroidered Lamp Laces.
correct shades, In fine chintz colors .-inch ge
(t.*-*.. and 12-lnch, 89 ets. per yard; formerly $2 TI
and $4.25. _ ' *****
In the Easement.
"The Night Before Christmas" Blocks. 67 eta
"The World's Fair" Blocks, 44 ets.
Game of "Bobb," 75 eta.; "Yacht Race," 82 eta,
Another lot of Fancy Baskets, Work Baskets
and Wall Pockets, at 25 .-ts. each; regular Dri-sIT
40 to 75 ets. In the basement. ^
Mayor Boody decided yesterday to let the reso?
lutions of thea.Aldermen granting the right to
substitute electricity for horses to the Broadway
Railroad Company become an ordinance.
Tba Hoard of Supervisors will attend the funeral
of the Deputy County Treason r, James Gardiner,
at No. ..", Kim Plass, '>* a body this afternoon.
Controller Jackson has refused to pay John
Cutts his salary for the past Hire* month* aa
janitor of the office of the Hoard of Flections.
Cutta ls under Indictment In relation to tax rebate
frauds, with Colonel Oloerldge, and the Controller
aaya then* are affidavits made by him upon which
h.- Ins drawn much more money than hts salary
amounts to, and that he is the debtor of the city,
and not Its creditor.
Evidence was taken yesterday by Judge Cullan
in the suit of Mrs. Catharine Rogers, for separa?
tion from H'-mard Bogers. The defence set up 4
lecree of separation secured by the defendant
from Judge Dykman in 1881, but the plaintiff as.
Berta that the papers In that suit were never serv?4
on her, and that she and her husband lived to
pether after the separation was secured.
Ludwig I'ollack was sentenced to ten years and
six months' Imprisonment In Sing Sing State prison
yesterday by Judge Mooee, in the Court of Ses?
sions, for arson, committed at No. 799 Bedford
Judge Moore sentenced Ilario Ventrisano to a
term of twelve years and six months In Pine Sing
State prison yesterday, for manslaughter in the
Second degree in shooting Gulseppe Llcandio at
Fort Hamilton on June 25.
William Lange, who pretended to be .ead so
his wife could collect insurance on his life, was *ent
to the penitentiary for three years and six months
by Judge Moore, In the Court of Sessions, yester
John H. Steenwerth, cnlef clerk of the Myrtle
Avenue police Court, ls held responsible for the
failure to tile a commitment made by Police-Jus?
tice Hagg>*rty with the County ci^rk, which lefl
Judge Smith to dir.-ct that the matter be pre?
sented to the Gen?r..l Term of the Supreme Court.
The British ship Columbia discharged ULM bans
of P"p-.er,ira sugar at the Mollenhauer refinery, at
South Bleventh-sL, last week, sad so gr?at has
been th.- demand dat almost all of lt is already
in the hands of grocera
Thomas 1. Pearsall said yesterday that an ap
peal would I..* taken to the Court af Appeals in
the matt.-r of the a wiri by the Commission to the
U'at.r Supply Company, which the General Tfrra
has affirmed.
The first full cargo of nitrate of soda landed
on the Fast Uiver for some years was brought la
by the big American ship Henry H. Hyde, from
CsletO Huena, and discharged at Bierropont's stores
last we.-k.
There was a plan sent gathering nt the beautiful
home ,,f the Knickerbocker Ki. ld ("nb. in Flatbu-h,
on Thankactvtnc eve. The bouae waa prettily deco?
rated, and those |,r, s.-nt greatly enjoyed the pre?
sentation of the three-act drama, "Kilgin.*.-I." which
was followed by a dance and refreshments. The
cast Included Mrs. H. Brandt Miss Helen Hrowne.
H. Brandt, Phillp Bergen, Miss Kl .renee oldham.
H. Morgan, Miss florence Bergen, Alexander
Wnik-r. Mina salli.* Wilden and EL meston. Henry
I?. Lott. K. A. Adams ar.d ft H. 1 "riggs were the
committee in charge, cn Thanksgiving Hay the
athletic coateets arere Bnlshad in a quoit match,
which the Benedicta and bub-dors contested, with
W.I --.-r ani Drigga for the marri-*,! men, winners.
At putting th- eliot, William Holmes, handicap I
feet, aroa; .Hst.nico, .'.1 feet ll Inches. To-morrow
night the bowling tenn, (lushed with their victory
ov.-r the H movers win rial! th" Carleton club, and
do battle ,,n the latt.-r dub's alb vs.
Th" halls of the Midwood Club were thronged
with a happy crowd on Thankagtvtng eve. A
game of bowls hal be.-n played for prizes, and
th" min rolling the highest sore had the tirst
pick. There were lots of surprises In the pack?
ages 'rb" Interclub team stands second in the
tourney, aad had a hard battle with the Lincolns
in th.- last games. It was onlv after a sharp con
tesl th.it th" Lincolns arrested a game from the
Klatbush boya and tho second was a tie. To?
morrow night th.- team will roll against the te_m
oi the Oxford Club.
It was announced yesterday upon what appeared
to be excellent authority that Mayor-elect Schleren
will appoint Alfred T. White to the Important post of
city Works Commissioner, to succeed Mr.
Adams. Mr. White ls well-known in charitable
atid philanthropic work in the city. He ls a son
of Alexander M. White, and a member of the
importing firm of W. A. and A M. White, at No,
IM Wster-St, New-Tork. His home ls at No. 40
Bemoan at. -Mr. White ls abOUl forty-five years old
ind a graduate of Harvard. H-* hae been much
Interested in improved dwellings for the poor, aid
has published three works upon hemes for working
Mr. White has be.-n president of the Bureau
Of charities, the children's Aid Society and the
I'nion for Christian Work. In polltica he was
f.rni.rly a Republican, but for several years hae
beni an Independent. He supported Mayor Low
In both his ,-.imp ngns, and worked for the suc?
cess of Mr. Si hiii. c..
lt ls regarded as nkeiv that Colonel A D, Riir-d
will be made Police commisatoner, and Joseph
I'. : 'itnln. Hire Commissioner. Albert <! MeDooaM
li -aid to be the selection of the new Mayor for
Corporation Coun**!.
John Brew will r, appear at the Columbia Ttvatrf
this week Iii "The Masked Hall." which is proving
as successful In its second season as In its first.
Hut th.* present engagement will be the last of
the play, as Mr. Drew is to appear in a bom one
with the new year. The play will have the original
scenery and accessories. In the cast with Mr.
Drew ar** Miss Maude Adams. Harry Harwood.
l.-uls Maker, Leslie Alb-n. Krank I_unb, Virginia
Buchanan, Annie Adams and olive Dei blay. The
only matinee will be on Saturday.
On Thursday afternoon "As You Like It" wlU
be presented at the Columbia Theatre by the Pro?
fessional Woman's League as it was recently given
at Kilmer's Theatre In New-York. The cast will
be composed entirely of women, and there will
be women ushers and a woman's orchestra.
Colonel Robert O. Ingersoll ls to give his lecture
entitled "The Gods" tn the Columbia The-tre thia
* Owing to the sickness of Roland Reed he will
be unable to play "Dakota'' at the Amphion
Theatre this we.k. and the Hrooklyn Opera corn.
pans, which sang "The grates of I'enaance st tbs
Academy of Music last week, has been secured
to present lt at the Amphion this week. C. Mor?
timer Wlahe will conduct the comic opera, ana
there will be a chorus of I'M voices arni a? or
cheatra of sixty pieces, la the .cast are ??h.m
u.i john T. Brannan, Mrs. John T. Brennan,
Krank Brown and John C. Dempsey.
The Case frgent.-'Mamma sent me for half S
dollar's worth ..f disinfectants, said the little Doy.
"What kind?" asked the druggist.
"I don't know xactly. Something porty strong,
I guess." _ ?,,
"What does she want lt for? h
?Why. lt's like this. Me an the other *?>?""
been rinnli.' a Kskemo village In one of the tMScK
rooms upstairs fur more'n three weeks, an saes
just found it out."-(Chlcago Tribuna

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