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Agenciee . 2 J ?I Sj'rlni N-'tlce?. 1 ? fttetim?*?*.??? . ?I ?j ?j Teacher?. - *. Rates ... 1 6 Cnfurnlshed Apartments to le*?. 1 ** ft-* Winter Re?ort?. 2 1 ? W-.rk Wfintel ..2 ft <*-S - ?Dnsinrss Roture. Over T? phvsirlans coniinually using rARIa II S?'Hri.'!7 s wiiter-e in their famill?*-- I? ?.TAR ANTV of the'.r ri'UITV and WHOLESOMENESI No Holiday Present? M??re Highly Prized than ICait F Inh Makin? Fountain Pen?, iir.r, n'-vny. jVf ?tti^trrk Daua eK-bmte. SUNDAY, DKCEMBEB IT. 1800. THF HEWS THIK MORNING. FOREIGN General Kuller report? that his losses in Friday'! fleht at the Tug?'la River were $2 killed, 667 wounded and 848 missing, a total of 1.(197. among the wounded was Captain Rob? erts, a son of Lord Roberts; there ?vas renewed shelling of t),. i; ??r position at Magersfontein by <>>neral Methuen on Friday: in behalf of the Queen the l?uk>? of Connaufhl presented ?i T'nl'.n Jack to the American hospital ship Maine. s= Maj.?r Peyton C. March, of the 88d Infantry, has reached Bagnen, In the heart <?f the ?-"rand Cordillera. Luzon, having .?banfloniM his pursuit Of Ainilnaldo, Th?- race be? tween the United Stat.-s warships to Manila was ?von by the Brooklyn, the N??w Orleans sail? ing from Singapore yesterday. tX>NOREM. Tho Senate was not in session. **--^-L- House: The debate on the Currency hill rame to an exciting- and dramatic close, the hill was reported from Committee of the Whole to the H'.iis** without amendment, and the final vote will be taken or. Monita*/. DOMESTIC-The Republican National Com? mittee In Washington adjourned to meet again j at the call of the chairman; Mr. Payne. In the Interest of party harmony, decided no1 to offer his resolution providing for a change in the basis of representation In National conventions. a-- The Benate Committee cn Prlvllccei and ; Electioni gave a hearing to counsel in the Quay . case ?==.== Thf Philadelphia committee which | secured the National Republltran Convention for that city is making an effort to get the Na? tional ("ommlttee to establish its headquarters there, ?,? ? The new steamship Philadelphia, of th*? Old Point Line of the New-York, Pnila delphla and Norfolk P.aiiroad. was launched at ?Chester, Penn., where she was built at Roach'? shipyard. ?Governor Roosevelt favored the school unification plan presented by the Com? mission. - As a result of the Squire Com? pany failure In Boston the Broadway National Rank of that city closed its doors ant" went Into the hands of a receiver; the failure of another pack,,,t? firm ??as announced. CITY.- Stocks were weak at sharp declines. ? " , - it was said thr-.t Louis F. Payn was sorry ni?* of the things he F..1CJ in his recent in? terview ar.d was r.ot anxious for a right with the Governor and the Republican organization. -; Mai >r General Leonard Wood, U. B. V . the newly appointed Military Governor of Cuba. .?-ailed for Havana,-It was announced that Mr Kinsley, the handwriting expert, would again be submitted to a cross-examination to? morrow. THE WEATHER.-Forecast for to-day: Fair p.r.'l cold. The temperature yesterday: Hl**h :.', ;?.-. . lowest. 'J?>: average, '.?i'v BRITISH DISASTER. The wor?t week In British milliary history for forty years and more. Thal is ?the uixllsputed record of the week just past. It began with the news of G??narai Gatacre'? mlabap al Stormberg. Al mid week ?nine the news ?.I Geucral Methuen*! costly repul?-?' at IfagCtnfonteln, Ainl at ihe end came that of General Kuller's reverse at the Tu gela. Standin'* alone, any ??ne of tins.? affalri would i?e deem? <i serious. Taken together, the three come fully up to the sum total of dlMBter. S.?\??ral thousand n?.?n and nearly I score of Hins hav?? been lotit, nnd DOl an iii?*!, of ground i ha? been gained. Preetlge has been loot Die alfectlon in ?ape Colony has been In-rreaaed. Syni],!ithy With the valiant Boers has been in? creased. Fruin lh?? British point of view the ?cene I? one of unrelieved gloom. The personal heroism of tbe British soldier is. of coorie, untar? nished and ?uqoetrttoned, But the discretion and the skill of sou,?? ,.f Great Britain'? most trusted ji. a.rals an- ii, e,*llpse. No soldiers in the world could have f?ugbt nn?re gallantly. None, it must bo confess. ?1. c.ulil have been more indis? creetly led. It la, we know, far easier to criti? cise at a distan?-?' tiian to had an anny on the field of battle. But when, ?iver and over airain, the various division?* of an army are led into the same old trap, what are WO to think of thp leadership that makes such repetition possible? Pr?'Cisely that Is the record. The story of Nicholson's Nek Indeed, we night ?ay the Btory of Majuba Hill -has been thrice repeated In a week. In ea?h of tlu-se three engagements the British force has been suth? .ent to have won. In each the British force has fallen Into an am? buscade or In so,ne way been surprised. And in consequence of the latter fa?t in each the British have suffered repulse and heavy lose. And these results have COOM in stcmlily increasing ratio. General Gatacre's defeat was | ?compara? tlvely small affair, though yet serious. General Methuen's was much worse, in itself run] ?n its moral and other effect General Boiler'! is bj far the wt.rst of all. Nor will ii eocnpe notice that the British plan of campaign is thus de velop.'d In disaster, 'lluro have been blows, al? most simultaneous, ail along the line at the three salient points. But each has been given with a lKionieransr. which has recoiled opbo and crushed the hand that east it. "Wall for Buller!" wa? the ory when Symons fell, and when Willie was smitten and imprisoned, ami Wheo Gatacre was ambuscaih d. and w!:en the fl? ry Methuen was driven hack. Well, the great ?General upon whom Oat hopes of i lie campaign were placed has come and fought anil booti boatea worst of .?n j.*,,,. WIK.II, els.? are thi'y DOW to wait! The fa.-t Is. as Sir Henry Stanley set?. It forth In the letter which we prim elsewhere in this norafag*! paper, ?that not only these British gi ti.rals but the whola Br;t!s)? Government ami people have been led. Of misled, into a trap We do not mi-un that they have been misled as to the general principles of the canee in which they an* fighting, but nu to th?'ir own ?Strength an?l UM strengt li Of the antagonist they are fighting. 'I h> j live.l foi* ,i time In a fool's para<li-a? ?of I,.? lief that they could .bluff" "Oom Pani" When they were undeceived upon that point and found that th?- Old voortrokker meant to fight before yielding thejr Imagined that a f?w regiment? of theirs could soon make a military promenado to Pretoria and Bettie the ??hole matter, Upon this latter point tho ?lls.istcrs of last week innot surely at last have wtdecelved ?vin >i,,. most .anguine of them. If they had known what military potency there was In the Bo.-r States, boond questlou they would have proceeded far differently. Nor 1? it any excuse to Ray they did not know. Tt wss the business of somebody lo know. It was not short of criminal m-gllgcnoo on ?onie one's part not to know. If a man d000 not hnllfl a house without flrst counting the est. what is to he said of those who rush lulo war nil unprepared and ignorant? The pemUtJ li being paid. The price, ns "Oom rnul" threatened, do? stagger humanity. But it is being paid Koghin?! has set her hand ti? the plough and she dOOfl not look back. Her bia?, st ami li?) ?beal ar?< sacrificed. ll?*r choicest regiment! ?ara decimated. Her htmae* holds al? iii.nl ' ?1?-"late. But her resolution Is unshaken. What 1 hough h?'i* -'wounds are never healetl" and her "noan- race Is never won"? What though Cromwell's Kngland must Ind.1 "yield for every indi Of gr??un?l a son'"3 Sh? falters not. There Is no wild cry of "We are betrayed!*1 There is mi clamoring for a itcape goat. no railing against government or staff ?.r commander All lh.it can wait for after deal in.--. The present duty Is to retrieve disaster and to win the victory. To that, and t,a that alone. Is her every thought now given. It is a dreadful price to pay, and It is all the harder to pay became It Is not so much the price of empire or of freedom as it is of unreadiness and hluivlerlng. But the proud and ateadfaal and self-reliant manm-r In which the British nation rises up to pay it will command general admiration. SUPPORT FOR THI: MAMAPO tWQUIHY. Since the Merchants' Association secured for the city a respite of three months from the com* plot ion of the Raniap?, contract, and lindon, M1. to investigate and make an impartial report on the subject, the citizens of New York have felt a great relief. Unfortunately, they have not seeiiK-d to feel .iii.v incentiv?- to take advantage of the opportunity to protect their Intereata. Tbe people win, were !n<il>.'iiiint nt the th.iinr! t of i lils *'J<!A.>iNV)nO contract, and almost fran? tically anxious to stop It, seem utterly indiffer? ent to their chance. This apathy is one of the most discouraging things about any attempt to save New-York taxpayers from the thieves tie y complain about but will not liff a hand to re pres?. It is really surprising that organizations of disinterested citizens should year after year work to save from the consequences of their own lack of public spirit business men who have far more at stake in the success of en? terprises they will not support than those who carry them on. The Merchants' Association needs S.'IO.OtO for the Investigation It has undertaken. It haa sent out thirteen thousand circulars asking foi contributions and has received less than ?$500 In reply. Does a city which has no more In? terest In its own welfare deserve to be laved from itself? What right has it to complain If its officials do mak?' a contract with a private company and distribute water without adequate guarantee! <?r its purity or adequate power ?>f enforcing it by control of the sources? Why should the city officials be nfrald <?f such a people? They believe, nnd have good reason for doing so. th.it they can go on recklessly to misgovern and ihat no effective public senti? ment will ?nil them to account. When they first spring a job on the community they cal? culate on a nine days' wonder, a speedy weari? ness an.l a quick forgetting. They can levy on officeholders an?! collect blackmail for all the private work of forming conspiracies ngain-t public interest. Those who try to counteract them must depend on public support, and they ?I?, not get it. The taxpayers of this city ought to raise this $30,000 without delny. The political parties raise hundreds of thousands here for their cain palgna, and in some case?*, as in l*?ri7. ?com? bine t.? give us the had government from which it is necessary for private enterprise to protect us. The Merchants' A s?..-dation has formed commiltees of well known citizens, who are giving their services voluntarily, with the un .flerataadlng that experts shall be employeii to study all the details and present a report which will command confidence and make it difficult. if not impossible, for the administration to do anything which is revealed to be had. This work cannot be done for nothing. When it was announced that the association had undertaken the task there was much public congratulation. But If public support means only words and no ?olid backing, the rejoicing was premature. KTRFF.T ORSTRFCTIOXs. Prior to the recent perusl of its exclusion from power. Indifference to the general convenient^ and welfare bud always been characteristic "f government by Tammany Hall, and there is constantly increasing evidence that Its defeat in 18M did not inspire the organization with any new desire or purpose Io serve the publie limn* attentively in ca?e ti should regain control of the city. The municipal administration has been conclusively convicted of many gnat of? t"i ne? s. but our present Intention 1- not to dwell on that reeord. We have in mimi one of the minor defaults which make life in New-Tort len agreeable and eomfortable than it ought to be. We refer to the obstructions which bnlldera an' permitted to maintain in the streets, without n??<*i?*?ltiv and to the great annoyance of all the Inhabitant*?. This is. in a remarkable d?*gree, an era of con? struction and especially of reconstruction in New-York. From the dale of the appear,.n??? mi the ?upper West Side of various types of domes tie architecture new to this city a disposition almost amounting. It would seem, to a paatdon, to remodel bonaea which had satisfied the wants of a former generation has been increasingly manlfeated on every hand. Not long ago we tunned the remark of nn observing foreigner who. on being asked what most Impressed lum In Neu-York, Mid tl"ii ?t was the habit of tear ing ?down roatlj* and substantial houses in order that they might be replaced hy bous?*s of a dif? ferent patt?in. Th,? fact, which must have at? tracted uni\ersal notice, is forcibly Illustr?t??! in the experience of a result nt who said the other day that he had lived for live y.?ars in on.? of the best blocks In the city and ?lining that time had never had utiobstruct.d ac?*ess to tlie avenue on either side . bil aottoe Now. this pro?-ess ? I reconstruction in the older parts of the city nnd the building up of the newer parts in a superior manner count for much j in the improvement of the pjty'i appearance; I but It cannot be denied Hun a great deal of tem porary Inconvenience is earned hy such expan j sion ?and rehabilitation. That would Inevitably | IH- the case, even If suitable regulations as to I ihe use of streets by builders were rigidly en forced. Even then many a householder would . sigh for an interval of r? jn.se in his Immediate nelghb.irhf.o.l and cv.-rybody ????uld realize thal lmjirovements involve disc,,mf,?rts. Bul proper requirement! d?> not exlat, or. if they exist, thes ar.- conttantlj neglected with th?' tirtual con* - nt if mit ih?* acrtinl connivance ?>f the author!* ti.-s. An excessive proportion "f the Itreel in front of th?* jirhate pi-.j?, ] ty ?MI!, which thej are dealing is romiiMinly taken poaaeaalon of for their own purpooei bj builders, and the tide walk IK often made almost Impaaeable I here is n?, ?as,,,, f,,r this ?excepting ih.? convenience Klflahly ??insulted, of tbe contractor Buch ? gross abuse of ti,,? rigbtl ,,f others would not be 'ohrated for a moment In the great ?iti.s of Europe, ?ir. we h.?lleve. In manv cities of the Cttltad States, it ought not to be permitid here, and would not he under ? municipal tor* ?.rnmo.it ?Much Mt any -?nae of obligation to the commun].? in fact, under th.* s,,*,,,,.- .,,, ministration, either became r*artle"|"r attention was paid to this point or becauee its gi.ni.ral character and methods hred a feeling o/resj?on sibllitv bv Incuhatln?. ? fear of cm-e-i'i""'*'"*. the Btraeti w?eie not obe-lMcted to anjrthlng Una tha ?tent thej had been before and have been We began bj savin?: thai this practice of aa croa? hu:? nt 00 th- poWk th<.roughfar?'S ??a-? I ?.?.mparniivei? simili matter; hot i' ta onlj by comiwriaoo thal it eeemeunimportant lu real ity it N a sen?.,i- Dulsance, againai whlcb a ^en eral p.,,,,*-, ottffhl '" 1- om,I.? with whatever cnijihasis ma? be required lo wra-pel otBdal at? tention? It is had enough in mihi Wether, hut winter t*ondltlona make it tar trerae. There la amj.le authority to abat.' It. while here nnd the? ti,,? example <?f a ctmadeattooa btdlner ihowa bow litt 1?- hardahlp th?- enforcement ??f pi ?per restrictions would Inllict. MOMS MOTES OK WATEM. Four items in th?1 news of Friday, entirely ?listinct ami separate, were eloeely related In their bearing upon ?"i" of tlie meal Important questions now before this municipality- ?One was the utterance <>f Dr. Bigga, <?f New-Y?>rk University, at tim ?'ity flub, in which he re min,hil us of the fa?i. of which no civilized ,.pi,? ihould need t" be remind?*?!, that the quantity ?ml quality of the water supjity of a city are prune factors in determining the stand nial <'f public health. 'I'll?' introduction of .in abunilant supply of pur?* water will, 1m added, Often d.'croa-o the death rate a number of I.ita I a?"*?' authoritative words of Dr. Biggs are. of course, abumlaiiily cori"b'rat.*d by the record? of many cltlea, New*York Included. By an interesting ???Olnrtdence H was conllrmed hy the second of the Items io which we have re? ferred in the ?-lime paper, namely, a dispatch from Berlin stating that I?r Leldy had found thai ? Ity n? h,* entirely free from typhoid fever a condition attributable directly to the purity of ihe ?vater supply. This second item i? worth considering. Rer? un was once a notoriously unhealthy jtlace. It .vas Infested by typhoid f.'ver. The water sup? ply ?vas both ?canty ami impure. It was also provided hy private corporation! similar to Kamapo. Twenty years or more ago the mu? nicipality eatabllibed its own plant it now pro \ ??les an ample supply of water for all purposes. The cost to ihe people Is slight. But the income from water rates paya tlie cost of operation and maintenance, interest on bonds, creates a sink? ing fund and turns in some millions of marks a yftir net profita. It Is also to be observed that although Berlin is most unfavorably situated in reaped to obtaining pure water the supply Is exceptionally pure, being made so bj an ?lab?? rate system fif filtering. It Is to the filtering of its water, then, that Berlin is to attribut?? Its immunity from typhoid fever. The other items referred to are. first, that two ?vc ks n:'n the Sanitary Superintendent ?>f the Health Board submitted a rejiort favoring the construction of Uten f??r the Croton water iya tem. :in?l. sei-o'Ml. that Mr. Moffctt. I>??j,nty Water Commissioner, states that millions of gal? lons of water are going to waste within rea?-h of Brooklyn for lack of filters which would make it fit for use. Now. filters may not 1??' urgently Deeded for the Borough of Manhattan, for Its water suj?j?ly is ?ample, ?h-spite the drouth, and Is of reasonably goi>?| quality, though Oltetl would undoubtedly Improve it by ridding It of tlie flavor of fish and vegetation and making it Clear instead of si-mi-turbld. But In The Bronx and in Brooklyn th?? c"**e Is different They are menaced wit!, water famine. They have also b?? n menai-. ?1 with epid?mica caused by impure vater. Indeeil. the millions of gallons that ire now going to wast,? ,ii Springfield used to be turned into the Brooklyn mains But It was fourni that tin- iupply there was polluted, ami io .' was shut off. And partly because of that vcry ihltttlng oIT Brooklyn li now suffering from a .scanty supply and is menaced with actual famine. What is the logical conclusion'' It is per f??tly slmjile. The city shoiihi utilize the sup? ply which it has airead) at hand by protecting it from pollution anti by purifying it where nee?-, -..n, ?in**?.??d'cf ?going- off <m ipeculatlve excur sions to lh?? R?Himjio and f'atsklll Mountains. It i** nu a cr?*ditabl?? fact, yet it is a fact, that the city has recently actually decreased its supply bj limply shutting off one important source just because thi- latter was polluted. Of course, Im? pure water shouhl nut have been taken. But the projier remedy was purification, not mere exclu? sion. Until we make the best po?sihle use of ihat which we now have it is idle to seek more. A XFW cnt:\ncAL ELEMENT. Si"* or fight permanent additions to the list of .?hemic.?] elementa hav.? been made within the last three or four years. None of them, however, poaaeai such Immediate practical Importance :.* the diaeovery of radium. The Unding of bellum lu terreatrla] minerais awak? ?.neil a ?peculiar degree of inter.'st. becauee it afforded fr. sh evidence that ti,?? .earth ami sun .in* mail?- ?if suli-t.nitially the same materials. Still. i?> ?me hal yel found any DM for helium I, waa a little itartUng to learn, as the world did from EUmaay'l isolation of argon, that the atmosphere contained one more "oiisiltnent than hail previously been roppoeed. Vet, so far as iv known, argon Is as useless as helium. And so on through the Hat of recent diacoveriee, until radium li reached. Regarding thla element, Professor Barker showed in Philadelphia last week li,at on :.nut ?,f the invisible radial. which it emita it Is a mon convenient and economical agent for surgical exploration than thai which mad?* R?ntgen famous The investigations of M. and Mme. Curie, which n-**,,it?*.i in the finding <?f radium, began earl? In Mis. if not ?before, Bttd ???-re doubt l?^- ?stimulated, if no1 ragireated, by the Bl varia,i p**ofeiaor*i brilliant achievement. R.'.nt gen'l work naturally ?sailed t.. mind the ob ?ervationi ? ? r Becquerel, that uranium ami its salts exerted a very feeble photographic in? fluence. Bj experimenting with pitchblende, the mineral from which uranium is obtained .commercially, M. and Mme. ?'urie round that the former yielded ihe same effect much mor.? cnnaplcuoualy. This led them to suspect that they were on the track ?if a new element. They e\.*n went so far as t.? name it jir.ivislonally. although much difficulty was experictmed In ?Operating it from the substances with which Ii was ::-*-,n ?ned Just before the close of the year, with the co-operation of M. Bemont, thfey . il?ta ned in,p..itlons ,,f ?till another ne?v el?? ment The Oral Ihej called "polonium'' ami tha s.v..tai "radium.*' Polonium is believed t.i siirpas. uranium an.l Ita salts in ?-mis.Ive power five hundredfold, but ?Profcaaor Bark?erestimate! th?* efBdency <?f radium at on?* hundred thou? sand times that of uranium. Por thi- l*eason, ami because of it** comparative cheapneaa ami .simplicity, the aecond of the Curies' dlacoverlei seem*- destined to replace Hie coatly and com plicated X ray aj.jmratus In the realm of surgery one important dlatinctlon is t,, he noted be tween the behavi-.r of the ("rookes tube md that trait of radium which Is now for th?- tirst time being exploited in thla country. Tha prac ticabillty ??f deriving one form <>f .*n??i*u'.? beat, light, electricity ?,r chemical action fn,m som,? other na? long been recognised, hut it is axiom ntlc that none ,,f them can ia- j.r?nl?i.1 except hy that method. Ii |s believed lhat the moat man can ?lo Is to tnnaform. Ii IS thought lhat h?* ?-.'innot, in any true ?.en-**?*, create Rtatgen obtained bli X rays uni.? by ,*, converaloB <?r loree previously existing in the form <?f elec txiclty. But a radium.? which will penetrate opaque b,??lies and act upon the chemicals on a photographic plate is secured fr??m radium without the apparent use of any known sjtecies of energy. The phenomenon may yet be ex? plahMd But at present It lookl v.-ry much like what has long, been regarded an impos sibiiity. the ipontaneoui leneratloii m. force. The la?t li not ..lti-gethiT Unique, however. Within the last two years an englishman. named Bussell, ha?; b??eii ?'ailing attention to th.- exM-edlngly tMrw bul well defined action en a photographic plata ?>f several familiar sub Stancea, Itnong them printer's ink. of which ne regard! the rarnlah the ?potent factor. The pro tective covering which be placed <>n bia plate leemlngly ?*?redudcd any chemical action hy the ink. or any Invasion of Wa |?latehol?ler hy true light rays. Ami n* h." ?vas able to ob? serve UM efTect when he us? d l|.linens nf print over a century old. it Is hanl to say how long this mystariOUl ?power may continue to he exerted hythe ink. This fact, taken with the discovery of ii. and lime. Curie, "P<'?s op n fas-,.mating, and perbapi fruitful. Held ??f specu? la H,,n u to the exl'itence and nature of yet unrecognized phyalcal forces. THF aOOSEBONB CONTROVERSY. It Is not -urpii-ing that the goes? bone weather proph?te are all al ?sixes and sevens this year: for the weather, like the average human ilnner, has been doing those things it ?night not t.i have done and leaving undone those tblnga it ought to have done, according to tlvr ?alendar. N'ot that WC menu to criticise the weather WC have been hating; very far from it. Ot? only objed is t?, call attention to its "uni?|iiity." not its Iniquity. Vet we know that in doing M we lay ouraelves ..pen tO correctif.il and even rebuke. For have not sundry an. several papers in various imrtst of the country published lettera ?from "Old in? habitant." "Constant Reader" and ?-ven "8-cruta t.,r' telling bow often Just such an ?.pen winter as ibis bas occurred'.' As one ' "-..nuntin*'* wli?,-.* vigorous epistle we have perused j,nts it. "This "talk about, unusual weather gives me the mulli "gruhs. There Is no unusual weather in our "glorious countrj ." Still, the fa?-t remains that the weather. whether unuanal or not, has divided the goose bone proph?te into tw?> oppoelng schools of thought, ?ach having a propaganda and n liter? atim' of its own and ?each quite sure that tin other is held In the embreo ?>f ?peralclOUI error. Will this unfortunate schism be happily healed? Or will the Nation be called upon to divide on another burning question'.' Su? h is the issue that confronts us st the presen! moment Here. for Instance, is "Mike" S. Seit/., of < ?rand Rapids. Mi?*h.. known of all men in the vicinage to be a ino-l alert weather prophet with a long ICI i?- "f predictions to his crcilit. Who has examined the briastbom? of a young and innocent ?goose, and who ?h*? lares thal "it li the darkest I have seen for tw. ni.? years." Of course, everybody koowa or OUghl to kttOW, what that means. Hut that the wayfaring man. though a fool, need not err, Mr. Seitz gives the Interpretation thereof as fol? lows; ..\Ve will have nu early, steady, Cold win? ter. February will be the coldest month." Doubtless those peatilenl fellows, ihe higher ?.l'iries. would raise a question of fact about this prediction and attack the ?gooaehone cull by de? claring that the winter is unusually late ?ns,??a?l Of early: but they have been so fr?*<|?iontly drnbbed by our valued religious contemporaries thal they needn't bo taken into account. Shall we allow a little thing like a fact to come he tween us ami mir failli in the goosebone? Perish the thought! Bul alas ard alack! the very high priests of that faith, roniecrated by the testimony of a long line of rev?-r?*?l gitese, are delivering contra? dictory messages. Ellai Harts, the celebrated gi?iis,b?,iie prophet of I; adlng, Penn., lia** exam Huai the breastbones of three geese and found them to be white, excepl a bil of purple on the tall ends, indicating cold weather lo March. Prom this Mr. Hartz infers that "there will he no winter at all " Some p-eoplo. he adds, may need ihe testimony of three bon?--*, and there is no harm in having as many bones as you ran ?get, pro? ??I? d. of course, they tell you what .'?ni already bellera "I-ur." he ?'omlmles. In the plenitude of a robust faith, "'one bone is enough "forme In the last til',y yean in which I hav.? "mad?? an annual test the hone has never failed "??ne?? The weather alwayi ?ame to pass as in "dicated by the goosebone. s?. ?rou need not ex **jie?t much mow or no or ?-old weather until "next March. The winter will be the mildest on "reconl " So here we are called upon to deride between felts ?Hill Hartz, with in? end of other burning qnesti-oni still unsettled. It is really most un? fortunate. There is. however, ??ne way out that siigtresj.s its*? I .*" to US, Let the<-e two gentlemen exchange bones. Or. If that would seem to he an In-conclnsive p**o-ceeding, le them call a gen? eral council of guns, bone prophets to paaa on the rjiiostmn which of these bones tells the truth. When the Hritish invite the rinf"*3 to come out an<i be ihol at. the Hoers decline. When th?? B tra invite the British to walk into an am? bush, the Hritish do it, ev?*ry time. The action of the Brooklyn Library In egtab llablng branch's in various parts of the borough is commendable, go, however. Is that of the Hark authorities In declining to let any more Bach bran, h librarles be place,. \n the parks. The principle that a park Is not a building Bite ou-rht to be patent and conclusive to everybody, . . t then are few fact** onnected with parks that are <?? often Ignored Libraries and baths and other Institutions are good things. But place should be fourni for them ? lsewhere than In parks One good thing should not be sacri? ficed for an ?*h? r The encouraging feature of the growing popu? larity of Indian corn abroad is that th.* (.'nlted Si.it.?s n .?.| fear nn rival In the production ><t that ?rain. The lan?!? which are our most for? midable rlvHl? In wheat culture cannot produce corn. The man In Connecticut who pulled down a fine houae rather than sell It anl have the trees around it destroyed Is to be commended as the possepi-nr "f admirable taste and Judgment, an.l i of a rare degree of enlighten, rl public spirit There ar?- entirely too many men who are ready at any tim? to destroy th?- noblest trees for the ?eke of f'ticef, or trolley wires or a "vista.'* in an hour they will do harm thai fifty y??ars can? not undo. Among them, with their ?pernicious : activity, this man's example ??f w,se conserva? tion phmes efTulg'-nt and worth) of all h..n..r ??lui emulation. .-o Hrlil?*h armies may !..* ambuscaded, bul the . li na,i ?n ia not t<> I..* stamped.?.I ? A Hi?...ki? n Congressman yesterday made a. one minute speech on the Currency bin H. ">,Kin ,?. ?become a taabloa if silence is cobbii a. "ti.- minute speech muai b<* good yallon metal n-?t um. a-..na!.iv alloyed for practical us.?. \;.v. HOPS familiar with the Ion? winded silver simul? en? who have added a new pang to lawmaklng will fin?l this orator a. m??st effective Odvo? at.- of th?. gold standard -m Tin suggeattoa is matts that on trolle) linea on whl.h ?ars aie run at tong Inter? a IM, of (.fti-eti mlnut? s ,r more, time tabi. i should ba arranged and published, so thal UM puhllc may know at ?hal time to expect a ?ar t<? reach a given point Su. h a table would not, of oourae, KI?*?? the time for ?-a?'!, .?meet corner, but for the prln? ilpili Street* half a mile or a?> apart 'lime tellies an* In use on suburban steam road? on which the trains are as frenuent a? the trolley cars are on some UneB. and there seems to be no good reason why they should not b- used on Hie latter. They would ?ave many a weary wait of ten or fifteen mlnut-s on an Inhospitable .?treet ?corner,_ PERSONAL. Arnon?,' th?w who represented the Oppidans at Eton In the annual match tt Collegeri vs. ?Oppi? dans "? Bt Andrew?! Day a*aa ?."??? Dalaseajr. I ,,r?l it..-? t"r>*?> ??l.i-?t MSI, who han come out itrons '? ?? '. fo?>tbun player In his later Bton days ( j ,r,i RoBebery achieved no such distinction him- I ?elf al school, hu, ne has recently developed a j very Kreat Interest In football. an?l witnessed the | laat tv??? nnali of the Aaao? latl? n ' up ?al the rrys- , til Palace, ?.'??Ins: ?way the ?-up In ISIS Mrs Roy Pevereaux. of London, who Is visiting '? friends In ?Unclnnait. Is the author of "Side Lights ? In .South Afr!.??.'* ?he I?, a Mead of Cecil Rhodes, i .,;,,! ? insldera him the must remarkable of living j Englishmen Aa corresponden! of 'The London . Morning Poet'' she spent ? rear in ?he Transvaal, and says KrngT Is regarde?! by the best of his j countrymen as Ignorant and a fanatic James P. Lee. the Inventor of the Lee-Metford rift-, recently wrielted the town of Oatt, -Ontario. v. ? r- he rpent hi? childhood After completing his education there he moved In lt??l to the neigh- - town of chatham, where he started In busl nHi a ? ?watehmaker in IMO lie took ?-hur?*' or ,, gun factory In M?" like? ind It was there that I he beean his career BS an Inventor, Mr Metford, i the weil known imsteur marksman, ??ho?., name ; li associated with Mr. 1/ee's. dM re.-ently. The memorial ItatUI of the late Professor Hux- , ley. on which Onslow Ford has heen engaged. Is j DOW flnllbed and will soon be moved from the sculptor's studio to Its permanent home, at the . Natural History Museum, a. South Kensington. The unveiling win probably tak.? pla? early ive?' ?,, ,r md be the occ?si?.n for holding a gveai Scientific d'irhar representing all the end? of the earth. MattlMW Whlte-Rldley. who will stand as the Conservative candidato for Stalybrldge at the next election is the eld?-st son of the Hritish Home Sc* retary, 'and has served for some time as secretary to his 'father at the Home OH A. P. Brigham, professor of Reology and natural history in Colgate university, has returned to his .-?, lege duties after a rear's teaveof abeence. wh.-*h been spemlln* ,n study at Oxford ( nlvefsR) One of the most significant features of the George Washington Memorial Association cele.-ration the other day at Washington waa the presentation of a letter from Cardinal QibbOM by Profesor ?Charles Clinton Swtsher. of the Columbian University Dr Swisher Is the Ideal type of the nineteenth century college profesor, with a tact and breadth of view which eatenslvs travel and large exr>cr ?-ne?- with men and affairs have giv?n hinv His speechi of Introduction was the most appropriate an 1 graeetul f,f the occasion With a warrantable stretch of imagina.Ion h?* alluded to the most Rfvrrend John ,. the "Prelate of the Revolution, Hie ure long friend of Washington, the trusted colleague of Franklin, whose priestly robe but ill concealed the diplomat and Btat**eman.'' r>r gwlsher .spoke elo , ifiitlv of the Puritan of N'ew-Lngland. the ? ath? en.- of Maryland, ?he pr?-n h Hua M ?OI -md -he ?.er mai Lutheran whose antasonlama tina been har moniz? . tolerance of Washlnston, and lauded the farslghted itateemanahlp of th? early ettlement of Maryland, whose ? olonla! ?lasen : ly ?? ; 'he first political body on this con? tinent to establish ?-omplete religious toleration. TBS TALK OF THF DAY. A new advertising scheme was recently employed hy a firm in a Southern city The junior partner of th?- firm swore out a wanant for the arrest of the senior partner on the -pound 'ha, he ?as selling gor"|. below eis?, and that th? tirm was constantly losing stoney th??rehy The case came up In court, and the counsel for thi senior p?irin>r asked for a pestponement In or? der t i bave mor? time to prepare his case. The Judge granted ?he requert. hail was fixed, and the ?-.?dor member released. A? he left the courtroom the Junior partner arose and exclaimed. "If h? Is released ihe saertfioe will go on"* The news soon spread and the firm did a better business. When the case was again called no plaintiff ap? peared and the charge was dismissed. The firm had sui reeded in their object- advertlsf m?nt. An Early Rescue.- "Yes. lady." saul Weary Walker, "I was rescued from drink In m? early youth h? m? dear ??le mother, an' I had fell pretty ma. I Here's a quarter for you, poor man. Tell me more ahoiit It." "Tanks. Oh. they ain't no more ter ter.. When de ole lady heerd me yeliin' from de bottom o de Stell -lie list vanked me oui. Goodby, kind lady." (Catholic Standard and Times. "Collier's Weekly"*says that wh?n Lord Charles Beresf.r.l wa?, a boy of thirteen his fat lier told htm that he must make choice of a profession. "What Is It to he. my boy-the army, th? navy or .rch?" "The navy, sir.*. "And why the navy, boy?" " 'Cause I'd like to he an admiral. Ilka Nelson." "PshawI Like Nelson! Why Nelson?" " '? lause i v? ?nt to." "But even if you were to Join the navy, why do you think yon will ever become an admiral. Charlie?" "'Cause I mean to." was the blunt reply. He had his wish and entered the navy. There are many Joneses In this world, but per? haps not ?1'ilte BO many as pe.ipl? think. Not long ?ago two friends met who had not seen each other for ten years, since their s'hool days. "Whom did you marry. Hilly?" asked one. ' A Miss Jones, of Philadelphia." replied Billy, who was a trifle sensitive. "You slwaya dl.l take to the name 'Jones.' I can . remember when ire trent to Behool together vou used to tag around after a little snubnosed Jones Kin." "I remember it, too." said Billy. "She's the girl I j married "- ,Youth's Companion. The analytical commission appointed hy "Th? I London Lancet" to Investigate the composition of j American cigarettes, as well as that of the most -popular English makes, reports that the tests failed . to stiow opium, arsenic, phosphorus or mercury In ' a single Instance. "There Is not a single scintilla Of evidence," says "The Lancet," "on which can he ! fairly based the allegation of the presen... of any j substance Injurious to liea.th." An Kra of Doubt.-"I guess I'll throw It ?wav," j sal?! the fair girl despondently. "What are yon going to throw away?" "My autograph album. Affair? are getting so ? that people don't believe In any signatures until you have called In a whole lot of handwriting ex pert*."-?Washington Star. Judge Clark of the North Carollra Supreme Court had to open court at Oxford on? winter. When he got to Henderson he found a deep snow on the ground, and the railroad from that rla-e to Oxford In those days did not run In such weather. So th?? Judge ?et out In a hm/gy, with a driver whose customers had theretofore been commercial tourists. He took tiie .luige for n .irummor, and tried to beguile the tedium by tslkin?? over the hardware line Not finding him exactly well posted on tha?. he u,ok up the drygoods bj*,.nea?. Not doing much better w'.th that, he BUOeesslV?ly tried him on notions, groceries, llquore and others. Having exhausted all the "lines" he could think of. he Anally ask?*.l, "You are a drumnwt are you not?" "Y,s." said the Judge, "I am somewhat in that line." '*We4!. what Is your line?" said the driver. "I am a drummer for the State penlten The ?lrlver. raying tn himself, half aloud, "Vou are th?.* first one in that Une that ever came along here," drove the rest of the way in silence Wh.n tlie conveyance drove up t?> the hotel In Ox? ford the landlord ran out to greet his gtMSt Wh- , the driver he"nl his i.assei ger called "Judge" the point ?lawn?-?; on him. and be teabai round the house. -??altering a cloud of ?r.ow with his wheels. Hearths?, ,'rltte Pla vwright I suppose you ?aw the premier performance ?of my comedy last night? i in mgtiter *t *??*., i was there -"I.?> ?right Ho? ?lid you like the climax of the nrs; act? lahter ?Ually, i dkln'l see that Playwright roo bad! Got ther* too late, obi First-nighter Ko Wem aw ty toe -roon fl BthOUC S, mdara and Times. "There died last mon?!,. ?jays 'The Chicago Tribuna," **a man who had done rmu h to shake .belief In the legend of Jonah William Simpson d?? M.te.i his ure to a study of the narrativa, and wrote a hook to prove that the Blblteal Merv is due to an initial?,ry <*,rem jny conne. te.I with the religion of the Aasyrlan tish god. who was akin to the Dagon ?.r th.* Pblilatlaes Recent reetarehee have ?brought to life hundreds of pi,?,-, s of Assyrian sculpture containing i-oprsoeateUoas at anama be? ings Iran,-.! lu Ash skin or protruding hea.l and shoulders from the Jaws of the nBh. A man who elad himself In fish skin was supposed to I?-. <*n dowed erith the attributes of UM dotty, and after undergoing the rite tbe novice was lUPPOaad t? he "bora again Ihnpooa argued that m .ours? of time, ??hen tbe nirsmeay Ml Into disuse and its moanlag was forgotten the laaMeata ?>f the rit.? were ?I? veloped Into a mlraeuloua story.'* Thnt man I? guilty, didn't you notice how his ?.??.s Shifted an,inul *" Ib.w ahout the other man?" '.Oh. he's guilty, too. didn't you see how boldly ?^uVjourS?7 h" *U''*4 *l .v*'r*vbo'*,?V?"'"-talndlan. THE WEEK IX BOCIEftf. It might be said that the social week ?nd?d nn Th'iisday nlgh? In a blaze of glory with the fir? Assembly Ball of UM IsaiOB. which was given |n ?he gran?! ballroom of the Waldorf-Astoria I? Wai In every way one of the most brilliant im?erta|-,. ments ever gU'en by the fifty women Huhserih,-?-?? who make It possible io have ?net? ;)r, ,.nt!Jrt;|| fnent. Everybody In MKtoty was ?here nnd It ws? S lirlght. showy assemblage of gowns and ??w?|| thal Ulled the magnificent hRlln.om The arrsnie BM nts for the hall were excellent and were earrie* Out to the latter, whll'* the ballroom Its.-.? [.rohah y never lookeil more gorgeous ?han It ?II?! on Th'irs day nlgh, Th? taanptt was np to the nouai stan?1. Md of excellence, and the cotillon a very larg?, on? .vaa excellentl?, manage?! by Worthington ,V*.it?. house, ?in had the assistance of Craig W*i*^ worth. The gowns were on the whola? Mr)*, ,1rl^ ^ coming, and there wre several striking fosfjn,,, particularly one. w-hbh was of fine white t,wm sh i-.v.-r??d with golden spangles. The ?lehu'snt??, who have already been Introduced and 'i',*e f^ are still to make their bow at home -, >--)t*0D^ were present, and, of course, attracted mar .??4. tlon. Of the several large dinner parties w-i|eh 1 r?r,v*M tbS ball on Thursday evening one of the '':-.*.? wau that given b?. Mr? Alexander T '.'ar: \." m her home No ti West Thirty-seven' h ?. .*.*_ .meats were Miss Isabelle Cameron Mr . u" Samuel j Clark, MIM Julia Clark M v t'l Miss ?Beat-nice I'.?**,. Miss ?Laura Hard. M ?.-??'' ton. Stephen I'.-li. Ooelel ("allatln, Ahern ^'r>ay Lawrence Klllman. Alexander M. Hal: Rokati Livingston. I'h?enix Ingraham and Arthur ''roeby Mrs. Henry Parish. Jr., also entertain? ! .,? dinner on Thursday evening. The guest of bon ,r wt? Miss Katherine Hall, tlie ?lehut.ante ?la .?.-?.er 0f Mrs. John T. Hall: the ?.?her guest? a, the ubi? were all ?leb?,tantes of this season On FH/lsy evening Mrs Jo?,.r,h T I.ow of No ?"?7 Weat Fitly second-st., r?Ve .. dinner party, her guesti h?|r, Dr and Mrs .Edward I. Keyes, M?* Axmrt?? T. Van Nest. Mr ami Mr? A I? Jullllard Mr'-,,,-? Mrs. John Hone. In "?.?j Mr-.. Wwk'.'Y -.n?. \ir and Mrs. Charles ?.?.??Ifp-y. Of the several ?.oming out receptions ?.f -h? w?M?k on.? of the larc-*, .?. , -.v.r. ',-.. ?| '- P. 1 Moran .-ut hi? home. No. 17 Weat Fnftr-tBflcth-et, on Tuesday aftf-moon. to Introduce his daugl ter M*n Marla L. Moran, who was as<lsted In re Ivtag by a numhet of ".??.r young friends, Ano:i,?r irrere. ception of tjie week wa? giver, r,n T!? :?-!?.*, after* roon by Mrs Robert H ,?. st bSf No \\ F"a?f Thirty-slxth-sr . In honor of her dsughtm. Mrs Samuel Morts) Evins, who w-* married ni the West Presbyterian Church lost spring Mrs Franc!* Crawford ard h?u> daughter Mr?, lohn Murray Byers, gave their Brst nt ?..>?,-.? tah ".owing the wedding of Or. and Mr? Re-, era r.n Wednesday afternoon last, at the horn? of Mr? crawford. No. nj \Ve"t Knd-av.- The - her daugh'er were assisted In receiving the , its by Mr*. John Byers, mother of the foung I lo> groom; Mr?. Craig B Quertn, M -? t. Miss Qertrude Chase, Miss Edith . .i, f>M?.?r.v. Miss Ma. Pinkerton, M -aw. ford and MtBi BeHle Jordan. Mrs " ?t William* ha* issued card? for a o ??? hell at her home. No M ExtCUSI HIII-S*. on Thursd.iy n?-xt, December "a, fro: ; o'clock, to Introduce her daughter M Mar? Williams. Mrs ?-.er.rjjv. Crock, r w:ll give a re--. pt:?v'.witt*, music, at her new home, I'ifth-ave ?and -"ix-.y? fourth-st.. on Tuesday evening aexl Urns Eauaa Nevada aill sing. With Mrs CrockWi ard are Inclosed those of her daughiers. the Misses R itbsr* ford. On thf sam- evening Mrs. Thomas " Pratt will give a dimer danes ii IhetTy*! I honor of her daughter, li:?? Henrietta Wright, whose engagement to Count I Ifercatt, of fJr? ece, will then he formally 1 .i ai? read? stated In The Tribune, M met Count Ifercatl las, -*:mm?r whll? 1 ira Par East H Hiss Wright 11 I her 1 to New-York, an Mi.*.?. Wright aral her Ha nee ??ill ?be Included In ?h* hou e part] . " ind Mrs 1*' laoggatt in the ? bristmaa holidays ai their ooantry home. n?ar Hooalck K,,l,s N. t Mrs. I rd?ii.* H. Betts, who spent laet summer abroad, ??ii'? '?"ive a reception at her new horn- So. 22 Fat" Pixt? fifth-s?.. mi Tuesday afternoon next, In honor of her son and daughter-in-law, .'-Ir -rd Mrs. Wy!.is Rossiter Bett?, whose mirri.?e ??as . eletirat?-?! ?last spring in St. Thomas - iiuron. Ill Hetts. the bride, was Mi?? A ia ? ; -ifr?-:. Wednesday of this week will he a b?sy day In a matrimonial way. One of the kntorsst celebrations of this day will be that of M. * Mary Woodbridge Tiffany, daughter of Mr and Mr?. Louis C. Tiffany, to Dr. Graham Luslf. son of 'he late Dr. William T. Look, wh.1?-**, will take plac? in the Madison Sqiare Presbyter! an ''r.*ir<*h. At noon on the --ame ?lay Miss Sophonl?!?? Pr?*s?o*n Brecltln ridge Steele, daughter of Dr. Th?i??>? M Itaeb. wl.l be married to Ralph Freeman Ihropshlrs, of this city, in All Angels* Protestant Kpis "pi- '-hur-h, West Knd-ave ?and Kighiy-Mrst-e? The ee-?m?i"?. which will be performed by ?he R?*v John Hu?k. assistant minister at St. Th?-m tfa and the rector ,?f AU Angels', the Rev. S \> '? ni.'?"?' Towns*Til W|li be followed by ? receptioi ind ti'eakfa?' at Iher* rv's The weddin,, Of Sala? Obtrude Tredwi?.l Townsend daughter ??f Mr. and Mra William ??.. tingha,n Townsend, to F I.e.,?...id ?Schmidt, Jr., will take place a' the home of the bride's ?parents, at Wllliston, la?- tig Island owing to IllnCM In th? families both ?>f tlie brlfle and brldestroora, tbe wedding gaests will be limited to relatives only? The marriage of Mi*-- Hilve Hooper Li:*. *-:*'erof Mrg y th, of No. m West Eli ty-ntotV st to Nathan ?.?.odwln Manson, of B * in, will also be celebrated on Wedneeda?. Mr. and Mr? Charles Judson Qould, at B* 13* Weal Flfty-ninth-st.. have sent out catdf for tt? wedding reception for ?heir da-j^-Jiter MISS BtS> nor?? Kran.es ?lould, to Walter Dana *>??a". on Thursday sfternoon, D*??combor .**. fi >m * mtfl I o'clock. The marriage nf Miss Olive pe.itr: e v.: a, ta iph ter of Mr. and Mrs. John Mine, of N '7 WTafl Klghty-slxih-s?.. to Dr. David J Puller (rill *ak*? place In the Washington Square Memorial church on Thursday evening. January 4 Thi . r? .nony will be followed by a re,'?*t?tion, to be ?r Id st the home of Mr and Mrs Mine. The brid? ?ill ?. attended bv a maid of honor. Mis*- ?fl? ra E. Kites lag: a. mrt'rori of honor. Mrs Edgar Kvcknn? Hodgkinson; a flower girl. M.s? J* three bridesmaids, her Bisters, M '. ., M .' and Miss Klizabeth Mine, and Miss Anna The p.i*e ?sill be Master FMw: -' " h.?st man L?r. (Jord<?n Hall TI - .\H'K/J? Dr. R D. J ?mes. Dr. Daniel fuller, Dt H ?ber. Arrowsmith and (leorge Mine. The first Cinderella dance of the season *??n tal*? place at Sherry's on Thunda) evening n?xt vn. Jam? Otis Hoyt. of No 311? Wesi - '. win give a reception on Thun . to Introduce her daughter, M ' '? ' . j The marrlaRe of Miss Virginia Lunl ' ' or ! Judge Lunt. of Col,mulo Ipi - ? Phelps Dodge, a son ?if Dr D. Itusrt D ;-"/w"[ 1 take place on New Tear's Day ?if ti,?' !t",ii' '* th* bride, in ?'olora.io A ?spactal ?1 '. ,rry * number of Mr '?...lge's relative? snd i this dty to Col??r.,.lo Th? nan ?* i?" ; h,- performed I ? Canon Km ?? ? - i bride's mild of hemor will be Hw SH ? ?' .*?""'* , Guy Phelps Di?dg,- wir st tend bli '* ;!? maa The ashers will be Roben i . M Morgan classmates of the brldegr n l'. '*'' Irving Honbrigln. of ?Colorado Bprlngi 1 I omma v. Lunt Among the departures for Europe las) ?..'"".*: m*T Mrs W Rhlnelan.ler St????ar, '-'li D' Hitchcock. Mr. and Mrs Anhon? J Dresel, *<?aj h.i?e taken Landon I'trk Surrey, E ? ?*J **" hundsome ?otate oirned bj Lord ' ''/* of five yeara; Mlm A les ? ird, Mr and Mr? MM ley Watson. Mr snd Mrs Moi 0 R .'"?L! Coleman Drayton, Miss Drayton Mi . -*JJ Rt-hurd Henderson, the letter s elster of Ai-ta*r Oelrlchs Winthrop Ruth.rfurd Mr al I "T Henry Higgins, Russell Perklna I.;,??*- ?'?.'tf\ kins. Mr and Mrs. 1're?.-,.,, Lawrence Mrs j *. U.istwi.-k. ?AU.? has g?.,,.? to Engla, ' 1 ?l**"f S h??lid?\s with her daufbt?*r, Mr? Albert . ir?'***7*' Mrs. John J. Town?senci and Miss Towns? ' The Jnaloes at columbia irnlvsrslty trlM *** their annual hall on Tmsday evenlni ?* ?""'?'*-*r** "" This Is the moet tmp??rta,n affair In th? *"?*l*?1 .*" ?.f the students on Mornlngslds He ihti a-1*- 'J glv?n ander the patrotiage of Hu? social t?'*.'**''''1'' the city HMTiy'a ballroom wni bs ? i-???'?"' 4 ?-'? 1 beauty, with toa delicate colore, HK^? ''i*1* 1 white prominent in the decorations Palmi "** j be profusely seal ter.al about the room. %ni a MS , bank ?if palms will hide th?' musician? Th? ?-'OH* Nil. 1 mtuee m charge is compoead of augusuai .* ? Lawronoe, ebalnnaa Rabart s u.iwjr-i jf? * B, (Vtboa, Henty J Mills. J,?hu A loatmtA Ooorga .\ Byer, Looa '.' Ls Prince, Ousmeaa *^ I gtwkhots, William A BCBMl Urn? <. L t*amMtm ! waiter 11 Orneo. Cttvo I Mages Be .'? ****?| . maker, Henry Moerts ?rtaa, n.?r?i.i K laiaP I and Max?? ii gMveaaan . Following Is the list of patrons and ??.ur<?n?*??*e?* ' Mrs Tlm.ithy K Allen. Mrs. Asa A- AUIng. ?*** ; H Balley, Mr? Karl li BnchlMtU, Mm 1 Malle?* ' Hai ,"?>., mrs Kia,?.,t? S. Hangs. Mrs Tnmtttn . ? Husk. Kn John C Barron. Mrs. I. Holton I*?**'?*** Marston T BogOTt. Mrs K H Bansel, M7ia.l.t I Royesen Mr? Wilber BtoOiigood, Mrs ?J? 0*" ?? . Bryce, Mrs Alfred C Clark Mt*a WUMs? * Coton, Mrs. Charles t. Cox. M-i?. Arthur ?U- .?.*