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grown" tired of her; and in both cf these she grovels
before him, in frenzied supplication that he will not
leave her. At those junctures Hiss Nethersole put
forth her considerable power of simulated emotion
. with a great chow of sincerity, and thereupon the
ratiltittide.— easily beguiled by the tearful.' epas-'
medic semblance of fictitious woe. — recognixed her
. exploit with vociferous and protracted applause.
Bat IBs* Nethersole Is not cf a sympathetic tem
perament, end her acting; always plainly artificial,
prevails by force and not by tenderness. In her
level speaking she was hard, dry, monotonous, and
frequently tame, but she cam let herself go, as the
phrase Is, in moments of excitement, and that sort
of tart>tilenr» and seeming abandonment often cre
ates, for casual observers, the effect of Illusion and
tremendous feeling. The main credit of the produc
tion ahotiid be ascribed to the stage manager; the
sVM>. is the difficult scene of the Ball Room was
remarkably wen handled. W. W.
A CHANGE AT DALY? THEATRE.*
"YHB AMBASSADOR "
The comedy of "The Ambassador,*" by the female
writer who uses the pen-name of "John Oliver
Hobbes," was produced last night at Daly's Theatre.
It has been described in this paper, and Its consid
erable success Id London has been recorded. It
was favorably received, at Daly's Theatre, by a
numerous audience. It possesses literary quality
and it is notable for an ambitious purpose, a
fluent dialogue, and careful portrayal of English
character
KEW PLAT AT THE KNICKERBOCKER.
"WHEN WH VERB TWKKTT-OKH"
A new play by Mr. H. V. Esmond, entitled ""When
XT* Were Twenty-one." was produced last night at
the Knickerbocker Theatre, fcr the first time en
any stage, and Mr. N. C. Goodwin and Miss Maxine
Elliott acted the principal parts in It. The house
was full »t.d the audience was sympathetic and
at t:T=es even demonstrative. The play is comedy,
tinged with sentiment and marred by an admixture
ef dirty intrigue. One act passes In one of those
de*r~ar?p3 and degrading London club snpper rooms
— s«ch as the Corinthian— are a disgrace to
the English capital, and about, which It is best to
pay nothing. Miss Elliott was radiant in beauty.
Mr. Goodwin has the character of a middle aged,
slightly cynical" gentleman who plays the good
genius, end. for a wonder, is rewarded.
. FARCE AT THE MADISON SQUARE.
"CORALXK AND CO. DTtESS-MAKERS.**
A frivolous farce, of French oriEln. entitled "CoraHe
end Company, Dress-Makers,** whs acted last night
at the Madison Square Theatre, for the first time
la this dry. and it was received with lauarhter. —
never difficult to evoke from th« empty play-going
crowd of this period, — by a fun house. It is made
up of milllEery and mischief, and it is volatile and
occasionally ludicrous.
DRAMATIC IKCIDENTS.
The farce called The Girl In the Barracks" was
acted at the Grand Opera House. It Is coarse, and
It *«it» the coarse taate of the time. Loul* Mann
aac Tiara Llpaan acted in it.
Mr. Frank Daniels appeared at the Harlem Opera
House, in "The Ameer."
A performance of •The Pirates of Panrance" was
Fives at the American Theatre.
among the prominent players who appeared In
New-York last night were Maude Adams, Mrs.
LAartry. May Irwin, Mary Mannerine. Blanche
Bates, Maxine Elliott, Olsrs. Netnersole. Elsie De
Wolfe, "William Gillette, K. C Goodwin, Frank
■Worthing; and Cbssncey Olcott.
Beatrice Herford, who Is successful and is ad
mired as a platform actress, apx>ear»»d at the Ly
eecm Theatre, yesterday afternoon, end pleased
a select axuUan.ce with one of her clever mono
logniea.
A play called *TR» Coxa:tes» ChifToc" wCI be
presented to-sl£ht at tie Fifth Avenue Theatre,
for the first time here. It has been acted a few
times la the country. It comes from a French
source, and It Is said to be **cf serious social in
terest.** Mr. W. A. Brady, who has not hitherto
been smrpoeed to b© ranch interested in serious
eocial matters. Is the provider of this boon.
The play for tie present week at the Murray
Hill Theatre. 1* "The Lost Paradise.'*
3£ies Mary Sanders, who has pleased the Boston
public- wtta. her performance of the Karc&ionesf in
"The Old Curiosity Shop.** will shortly make a
t.s>ur at the theatres) of. Canada and. Western New-
York. .
:&«tq PROIiIKEXT STAR 3.
----- Irving tr.i SUea Terry are ■in St. Is«bb«i
. Julia Marlowe la in Pittsburs; Mra, Fiske
appeared last night in Toront».~^-Joeeph Jefler
ron is at Palm Beach. Florida,—. Richard Mans
fleid is in Philadelphia. .Joseph Murphy is in St.
Louis Stuart Robsnn, who Is acting along- the
Sombern circuit, will appear In New-Orleans , on
February X2......K. H. Bothern is in Philadelphia.
Mr. Crane Is In Cnlcasr».....John Drew is in
Washington ...Mr Hackett will appear at the
Harlem Opera House next Monday.—. George
GroEExdtA will - «.pr>«ar at Mendelssohn Hall on
February 23.
LOVTh'G CUP FOR LJPTON.
jjTTW-TORJt BUSINESS MX?? SHOW TrTETR ESTEEM
ram. sib THOMAS.
Til i will be placed on exhibition to-day at the
Merchants* Club a $5,000 gold loving cup which la
to be given to Sir Thomas Upton by a number
of prominent New-York business men whose
esteem he wen by the manly and frank spirit
which ac showed when he came over here in his
plucky but futile attempt to "lift" the America's
Cup last summer. The committee which undertook
to raise the fund for the cup and found it an.
easy task consisted of the following:
W^am £ «ron«. cha^ f^jJSa^* -
™N. Be&ei. *ea-ehati- Chart« H. W*bb __
Senator Chauncey M. Dep«-w-
Frederick B. Schenca. mo- Bourlce Cockraa.
retary Jaaac Stem.
Howard Cam*. • Heorr SiegeL r»r^
Jsim D. Crimn-.Hn. Richard Harding Daria.
Cor=e;ras N. Bin* **■ T. TeI r 2i MM .
T>«-d W Haynes. D. Le Roy Drewer.
GSVrriS'vietD* Elvers R. Chapm—
WsflEai F '"C Horace J. Morse.
ti*?C w *«iuken. FrascU C. Mows.
sub* B- Orwtee. Andrew H. Kellog*
Ho^re Resell- £ n Sf%SLI? i "^
James J. Belden. Ha f? CNel'...
Ssßsate M. Hard. Cal H. MeOartes.
SSsSd Deeve*. John E. Borne.
Albert : M Thortwra. Adrian Iselm, Jr.
Jr The C^nD~wffl be delivered to the committee by
the -rim Manufacturing Company at a dinner
to-right. • ■
VARIETY ESTF.RTAiyMEVTS.
Teetera*y> performance at Proctor's Twenty
third Street Theatre wag lively and laughable.
Among its feature* were "Eddie" Girard, Lillian
Bu'-kha.rt. Jessie Gardner, the Hawaiian Queens,
Tjixon Bars and Dlxon, Whitney Brothers. Gor
*£ Ei-*nd and Mm Stuart Darrow. Imann
and Hartley and ihe kalatechEOScope.
mgby B*n who was a New- York favorite In
operetta, appeared yesterday at Mr. Proctor's up
town house, the Pala.ee. His associates are Willard
Eimme and Jennie Graham, the Silvers, the Musical
Kl^ts. Mabel Taylor King, the Bates Musical
Trio. JCardon. Fmnk and Don. and the kalatech
noscope.
The aa<Mence» at Keith's Union Square Theatre
yesterday were cheered by the efforts of Edwin
MHton Rot!* and Seilna Fetter Royle In "Trip's
Trwn^le*"- Hines and Remington, Press Eldridge,
DoU!e Mestayer and cer company, Delmore and Lee.
K*ymon Moore, Grazer and Hazel, the Tennle Trio
Hogr&pn. the Frederick Brothers. Howard
r, the Franklin Sister*, «nd Paxton and
Jerome.
Tee new moving picture* from South Africa are
an attraction at the Eden Mu»*e this week. These
r<en are altercated with comic and mysterious
rictorei. which are *hown hourly, afternoon and
evening; * The wax figures of the Boer generals are
rr!eelvint: much attention. Afternoon and evening
concert* are given.
"Whirl-l-Gig" «Rd -Barbara Fidgety" were re
peated at Weber & Tiel&eTs Music Hall last night,
and ■■*« the csnaJ pleasure to the usual large
feudieuce.
Tonr Pastor yesterday presented th« following
WU: Walter L* Boy and We Florence Clayton.
Mr. end Mrs. "Gen«" Hughes. Sharp and Flatt,
JuUaa Rose. Conw&y and Staax*.. Samuel fitegeL
Hiss Nellie Burt. Frederick and Excelta Heath.
Westoe and Hale, the Deavea, with their mari
onette manikins: Forrester and Floyd, J. A. Murphy
■Ad EMM Wlilard, Ida Marie Rogers, the American
vitzsraph and Tony Pastor
-Around New- York In Eighty Aim. returned
to Kw^r A BlaTs ■ Music ' Kail for a short run last
nignt. A short vaudeville bill ■wm aisc presented,-
J fcetded;bj'.Miie. Foucer* and Lafayette. •.; •' - -
B
M'DONALD ALMOST READY.
BOARD CON-FTDENT NOW. that HE will
QFAT.TFT.
MORE TTM3 GRANTED HTM-MR. OXDBH^
DONTC'S BID REJECTED AND HI3
CHECK RETURNED.
Th«> Rapid Transit Commissioners yesterday
gar* John B. McDonald another extension of
time In which to prepare hie bonds, and formally
rejected the proposition of Andrew Onderdonk,
returning to him the check for $150,000 which
he deposited with his bid of $39,300,000 for the
construction of the underground railway. Sev
eral Commissioners admitted after the meeting
that thre action virtually put the Board on rec
ord as being confident that Mr. McDonald will
qualify. From another source it was learned
that August Belmont had laid before the Com
missioners such proofs of progress with the con
struction company which he is forming that
they felt perfectly safe in rejecting the Onder
donk bid.
In addition to this, the Board appointed Con
troller Coler and Commissioner Rives a com
mittee to go to Albany on Thursday to attend
the bearing which Governor Roosevelt will give
upon the bill amending the city charter so that
the Municipal Assembly cannot interfere with
the Issue of rapid transit bonds, and also ap
pointed President Orr and Controller Coler an
other committee to confer with August Belmont
to examine Into the sureties which he proposes
to offer on behalf of Mr. McDonald, and to re
port upon their nature and value to the Board.
This committee win probably confer with Mr
Belmont to-day.
It is reported now that Mr. Belmont will offer
as the $7,000,000 security required part cash,
part bonds of the construction company and part
personal guarantees. If this be true. It may be
necessary to ask the assent of the Appellate Di
vision to their acceptance, for when the court
reduced the bond from $15,000,000 It specified
exactly the kind of securities that would be re
quired. As the construction company was not
then contemplated, its bonds were not specified,
but it is thought they would prove perfectly
acceptable to the court.
MR. M* DONALD COMFLAIXB.
A feature of yesterday's meeting was the
complaint made by Mr. McDonald that he had
been virtually misled by the guarantee com
panies into thinking that he could get his bonds
from them easily, but when his $150,000 check
was once deposited the companies had made ex
orbitant demands, which it was Impossible to
meet. When The Tribune published a rumor to
the same effect some days ago the companies
made haste to deny it and asserted that they
■were merely protecting their stockholders.
From a trustworthy source it was learned that
the surety companies with which Mr. McDonald
•was negotiating demanded that he furnish to
them cash and an indemnifying bond to the full
amount of the sureties that they should furnish,
which would amount to $6,000,000, and that,
further, they should have the disbursing of the
entire $35,000,000 which would be paid for tha
work — In other words, that they should have en
tire control of the contract, and that McDonald
should become a mere f gurehead in the transac
tion. To this Mr. McDonald refused to accede,
and, the surety companies declining to accept
any other terms, negotiations were broken off.
THE REQrEST FOR MORE TIME.
The meeting of the Board yesterday was held
at No. 320 Broadway. All the Commissioners.
Including the Mayor, were present. The secre
tary first read the following letter from Mr.
McDonald asking for more time:
February 3, WOO.
Tt> the Honorable, the Board of Rapid Transit
Commissioners.
Gentlemen: Circumstances have made it necea
eary for me to apply to your honorable body for a
further extension or time in which to furnish the
sureties required by the contract to construct and
operate the rapid transit railroad.
When I made my bid I had what I believed to be
satisfactory assurances that they would go on my
bonds In case the contract was awarded to me.
But when, after the award. I renewed my applica
tion to them, I found them disposed to impose con
ditions which were unexpected and much more
onerous than I had anticipated when I named them
as sureties in my proposal.
Negotiations lasting over ten days resulted in the
statement of the companies of requirement* which
I deemed unreasonable, and with which on short
notice I was not prepared to comply. They were,
finally, unwilling to execute the sureties unless
cash op Its equivalent representing the full amount
of tiielr bond was practically set apart for them.
On the Slat lnst I notified the companies that it
wga useless to continue negotiations on these lines.
ar*d since that time I have been planning to sub
stitute other sureties in their place and stead. I
feel reasonably certain of procuring such substi
tutes within a reasonable time, providing the Com
mission will grant me a further extension of
days. JOHX B. M'DOXALD.
Mr. McDonald, it will be noticed, in this ver
sion of his letter, which is the one given out
for publication by the Board, refers to the guar
antee companies only as "they." It Is possible
that between the first and second sentences of
this version he inserted a sentence naming cer
tain companies in a way which the Board did
not care to publish. Mr. McDonald also left a
blank space for the number of additional days
he wanted. The Board gave him until Feb
ruary 20.
MR. WHITRIDGE'S LETTER.
Another letter was read from F. W. Whit
ridge, representing the Onderdonk syndicate,
and demanding the return of the check If an
otheT extension was to be given to McDonald-
It said:
Feb. 5. 1900.
Alexander E. Orr. Chairman of the Board of Rapid
Transit Commissioners.
Dear Blr: We are inf<>rmed that Mr. McDonald
nae applied to you for a further extension of time
within which to complete the terms of his bid. I
do not presume to express any opinion as to the
prudence or n»*es*i'T of yoi:r Board's taking any
action upon that application, if. indeed, it has been
made. We consider, however, that under the terms
o* th* "Invitation to Contractors" Mr. Onderdonk
is fairly entitled at the expiration of five days after
the end of the period fixed by the Commission for
the consummation of Mr. McDonald's bid, to have
the check for Slso.o<*> which was deposited with his
bid returned. I think it right, therefore, to notify
you of Mr. Onderdonk's position, and to say that
any extension given to Mr. McDonald beyond twen
ty-five days after the award of the bid will, we
think, operate to relieve Mr. Onderdonk of the
obligation now Imposed upon him— which he has at
all times been ready to fulfil— of complying with the
termf of the Invitation and executing the contract
for the construction and equipment of the Rapid
Transit F*al!road, and I request that at the expira
tion of such twenty-five dayi> the check referred to
may be returned to me. F. W. WHITRIIXrfc..
A long discussion followed the reading of these
letters. Finally Mayor Van Wyck moved the
following resolutions, which were seconded by
Charles Stewart Smith and unanimously
adopted !
Resolved That the time of John B. McDonald to
execute the contract for constructing and operating
the Rapid Transit Railroad, make the requisite
deposit, give the requisite bonds and otherwise per
form the terms of his bid be and the same is hereby
extended to and including the 20th day of February,
1900
Resolved further. That Andrew Onderdonk's bid
be rejected and that, In compliance with his request,
the Controller forthwith return to Mr. Onderdonk
the JlMVoOO "check deposited with this Board by him.
CONFIDENT HE WILL QUALIFY.
After the meeting Charles Stewart Smith
said: "Mr. McDonald will qualify, I am sure.
The delay has been caused by the exorbitant
demands of the guarantee companies." A. B.
Boardman said: "I have never doubted that
Mr McDonald would qualify Mr. Coler said:
"The bond question will be quickly nettled now."
The definite rejection of Mr. Onderdonk's bid
will make It necessary for the Commission to re
advertlse for bids If by any possibility Mr. Me-
Donald should fall to qualify.
KUHN, LOBB & CO SAID TO BE SATISFIED.
SYNDICATE BELIEVED TO HAVE DECIDED; TO
RRADJUr?T THIRD AVENUE RAILROAD
COMPAXT-S fin MOM .'/■■.
: .--'While It was said. yesterday. at, the offl of Kuhn.
Lo*:b'<fe' Co; that no formal report had yep been sub
mitted by the expert* who hays been making- an ex
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NEW- YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. i TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6. 1900.
amlnatlon of the Third Avenue Railroad Company
for the purpose of ascertaining: the requirements of
the company In regarding to floating debt and ex
penditures for completing construction. it was de
clared on high authority that the conditions as dis
closed by the investigation had been found to be so
favorable that the Kuhn-Loeb syndicate had de
cided to enter Into a binding contract with the
Third Avenue Railroad Company for readjusting Its
finances.
The rumors of a projected leasing of the Third Ave
nue Railroad Company to the Metropolitan Street
Railway Company were current again yesterday,
and were again denied by Metropolitan interests.
It is reported that John F. Calderwood. who is now
connected with the Twin City Rapid Transit Com
pany of Minneapolis and St. Paul, may succeed
Mr. Ellas as president of the Third Avenue Rail
road Company. Edward Lauterbach. however, only
a few days ago denied that there was any likelihood
of Mr. Ellas's retirement from that office.
COLUMBIA TRUSTEES MEET.
GIFTS TO THE UNIVERSITY— THE GEORGE
W. CTRTTS FELLOWSHIP ESTABLISHED.
At a meeting of the Trustees heli yesterday
afternoon in the l'b-ary of Columbia T'niverpity a
number of bequest* were announced. President
William C. Schennerhorn presided.
A bequest of $100,000 was> announced by the will
of the late Dorman B. ERton for tht endowment
of the professorships of municipal science and ad
ministration. This gift Is subject to a life interesc
of Mrs. Baton, the widow: J
It was announced that the university has re
ceived as legatee from the late Professor Thomaa
Egleeton. for years professor oi mineralogy and
metallurgy, the balance of his collections. In his
lifetime he had given most of his collections to the
university. In recognition of this gift It was voted
that the museum of the department of mineralogy
be known hereafter aa the Egleston Mineraiogical
Museum.
A vote of thanks to F. Augustus Schermerhorn
for a~ gift of JI.OOO for the equipment of the de
partment of mining was passed.
Edgar C. Barrett received a vote of thanks for
the gift of an ice making machine vaiued at H.OOO.
It was decided to change t date for the pay
ment of tuition fe^s to the last Saturday In Octo
ber and the third Saturday In February; also, pro
viding for the payment of fellowships and scnolar
shipp on the same dates.
It wag decided to establish the George William
Curtis fellowship In political science. The fellow
ship was endovK=d by a gift received last spring as
a memorial to Mr. Curtis.
The '.'ommitt.ee on Buildings and Grounds was
authorized to have prepared detailed Dlans for the
completion of University HaJl. It was announced
that the fund of $7?. '00 raised by the alumni for
Memorial Hall was available for the purpose of
completing University Hull. It is expected that
$125,000 will be necessary, and as seen as the fund
la raised the contract for th^ work will be awarded
A report frjm the Sloane Maternity Hospital
showed that the receipts for 1899 were* $40,396 and
ths expenditures $39,996. In the year 1,250 patients
were treated. A report from the Vanderbilt Clinic
showed th«» receipts to ha'-e been $23,000 and that
45.742 patients were treated in I*B9.
TEE WEATHER REPORT.
YESTERDAY* B RECORD ANT> TO-DAY'S FORECAST.
•Washington, Feb. 8. — The etorm which was central
near Washington. D. C. Sunday night has moved north
eastward over Nova Scotia, attended by southeasterly
winds, shifting to northwesterly gales along the North
Atlantic Coast, and followed by clearing and colder
weather in the Atlantic Coast States. A disturbance has
appeared In the r-glor. north of Montana, with a reported
minimum barometric pressure of 29.12 Inches, at Edmon
ton, and the barometer Is relatively low In a trough ex
tending from the upper lake region to the Rio Grande
Valley. The weather is generally cloudy In the central
valleys and the lake regions, and In the North Pacific
Coast States. Snow flurries have occurred In the upper
lake region and the Upper Mississippi Valley, and light
rain In the Southwestern States and on the North Pactnc
Coast. The temperature, is high on the northeast siop*
of the Rooky Mountains, and rar^s 20 to 25 degrees
above the seasonal average in Northern Montana. The.
high temperature in that region Is due to what Is termed
a "chlnook" wind. There arc no present Indications of
se-ers cold m any part of the United States and in dis
tricts east of the Rocky Mountains, with moderate during
the next two days, with snow flurries In the lake regions
and probably rain in the Ohio Valley. In the. Atlantic
Coast States the weather will be more or less cloudy, and
conditions favorable for rain may develop Tuesday night
or Wednesday. Along the New-Bngland and Middle At
lantic Coast the winds will become variable Tuesday and
shift to the southerly. On the Atlantic Coast light vari
able winds will prevail. .. :
FORECAST FOR TO-DAY AND WnD.VESDAT.
For N«>w-Eng!and, fair to-day; diminishing northwests
erly winds; wanner and probably rain or snow flurries
Wednesday.
For Eastern New- York, fair to-day; north-westerly
wind, becoming variable; warmer, with rain or snow
Wednesday.
For the District of Columbia, Eastern Pennsylvania.
New-Jersey. Delaware, Virginia and Maryland, fair to
day, Increasing cloudiness Wwlnesday; variable winds,
snlftlng to emit her! y.
For West Virginia and Western Pennsylvania, partly
cloudy and warmer to-day; rain or snow Wednesday;
fresh southerly winds.
For Western New York, partly cloudy and warmer to
day; rain or snow 'We<Jne»d^T, freah south to southeast
winds.
TRIBCNTB LOCAL. OBSERVATIONS.
In this diagram the continuous white line chows th*
chances In pressure as Indicated by The Tribune's self
recording baromeur. The dotted line snows the tempera
ture »s recorded at Perry' ■ Pharmacy.
Tribune ■■-.-«. Feb. 6, la. m —The weather yesterday
was fair and cool- The' temperature, ranged between 27
.^i a degrees, the average (34* i* degrees) being 4*» de
rites lower^tha^ that of Sunday and "... higher thaa that
%' the corresponding <s*te of : la»t year. ; • . ■
TS« weather to-day will be M . - \;, :, . .
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SELECTING THE RUNNING MATE.
It's about as serious a problem as 16 to L
POLICE DINNER REVIVED.
ENDOWMENT FIND TAKES UP THE
NEGLECTED FEASTS.
Bright speeches. Jokes, epigrams and studied trib
utes last night at the Waldorf-Astoria contributed
to the enjoyment of nearly seven hundred and fifty
people who took part In the first annual dinner of
the Xew-Tork City Police Endowment Association.
It was virtually a revival of the police dinners of
six years ago, only on a larger and more mag
nificent scale than in days gone by. The dinner
last night was held In the ballroom, on the second
floor, where nine long tables were spread. The
greater number of the police captains and inspec
tors wore rhelr uniforms.
Until six years ago the police captains and their
superiors were wont to gather for an annual dinner.
Then came the Lesow Investigation, and the gloom
cast over the department was not dispelled until a
short time ago, when the Police Endowment Asso
ciation determined to revive the old custom.
There was a great outpouring of politicians of
both parties last night. All the Assembly districts
sent their leaders, and the city departments wer»
represented by their chiefs and clerks. The Su
preme Court. First and Second departments, and
the Appellate Division of each department were
represented. The old Police Board, the reform Po
lice Board and the present Police Board were also
represented, and of the oldtime policemen In
spectors Steers, Alexander -Williams. Peter Conlln
and John McCullagh.
From out of the city came many well known
men, among them Chief Inspector W. B. "Watts
of the Boston Bureau of Criminal Investigation.
The sherbet was» served In cardboard patrol wag
ons, and the souvenirs were gilt and porcelain
clocks.
At th« head table, forming the base from which
the other tables extended at right angles, were:
John B. Sexton. Thomas F. Ryan.
The Rev. Alexander P. Warren W. Foster.
Doyle. Jacob Hess.
Charles T. Cook. Oilnton L, Rosslter.
Cornelius L. Twing. John W. Keller.
Job E. Hedges. Henry E. AbaU.
Philip Rhineiander. John A. Met "all.
George P. Andrews. The Rev. Madison C. Pet^r*.
General Charles F. Roe. Henry A. Gtldersleeve.
Edward Lauterbach. David McAdam.
Simeon Ford. Bernard J. York.
Others present were:
Bird S. Coler, Robert H. ElSer
John F. Clark. Gen. Geo. Moore Smith.
Colonel John N. Partridge, J. Sergeant Cram.
Edward F. Crolcer, Peter F. Meyers
Asa Bird Gardiner, Alfred M. Downea ■
William F. Grell. Frederick B. House,
James K. Keene, Timothy D. Sullivan.
Magistrate Jos. M. Denel, Abraham Gruber
Colonel Andrew D. Balrd. James P. Keating
William C. Bryant. George W. Plunkltt.
St. Glair McKelway, Thomas F. Woods,
John L.. Shea, George W. Aldrich.
Judge Rufus B. Cowing, De Lancey Nlcol.
Judge M. T. McMahon. James J. Hagan,
John H. Starin. Magistrate Meade.
James L. Wells, Ellas B. Dutcher.
Colonel Wra. L. Brown. Judge L. A. Geigertch.
Hermann Oelrichs. Gen. Jaa, R. O'Beiraa.
Maurice Holahan. Thomas Oarvey.
Thomas J. Dunn, Judge Joseph Newberger,
Gen. Avery D. Andrews. Charles R. Miller.
Isaac Fromrae,
The menu card was as follows:
Lettuce Leaves, Suedolse.
Oraves Buperteur. Oysters.
Poup.
Amontillado Pasado. Oombo Prlntanlere.
Hors d'Onvrea.
Mousse of Chicken, Venetian Style.
Badishea. Olives. Celery. Salted Almonds.
Fish.
Nlersteiner. File* of Bass. Oyster Crab Sauce.
Tomatoes Stuffed with Cucumbers.
Entre>.
Champagne. Fresh Mushrooms, Gourmet Style.
Roast.
Baroae^sse of Lamb. Cardlnallce.
Potatoes Palestine. Cauliflower Gratis.
Fancy Sorbet.
Game.
Roasted Plovers. Waldorf Salad.
Assorted Ices.
Apolltnarlß. Fruits. Cak»s.
Cigars and Cigarettes.
White Rock. Coffee.
Edward Lauterbach was toastmaster, and after
a few brief remarks, in which he expressed thank
fulness that the "last wicked vestige of the reform
movement had been swept away," read letters of
regret from Governor Roosevelt; Admiral Dewey
and Senator Depew. He then introduced Job E.
Hedges, whose toast was "Th* City of New- York."
Mr. Hedges said that while he- was Mayor Strong's
secretary he earned more than half his salary fol
lowing Edward Lauterbach around trying to hedge
off the harm he was doing. He was rewarded by
being made a Police Magistrate, and he resigned
as soon as Mr. Lauterbach ceased to be. anything
In the party. In a serious vein Mr. Hedges compli
mented the Police Department on its • ability to
handle great bodies of people more skilfully than
any police In the world.
The next speaker was Simeon Ford, whose toast
was "Our Guests." Mr. Ford said In part:
I have always admired the police of our city, and
think them a tine body of men, and I love to see
them enjoying themselves. Only to-day as I
walked down Fiftb-ave. and noted here and there
groups of policemen chatting together, and ap
parently so merry and well fed and free from
care, while rural visitors negotiated for gold bricks
with long lost relatives and removed whole sec
tions of the Dewey Arch. I could not but think that
did I not have a good Job keeping a hotel, I should
certainly try to be a policeman.
Vet. our trades are much alike. While we land
lords take In the public, make all sorts of charges
and glva them combined comforts of home and
club, you likewise take in the public on all sort*
of charges and give them. If not the comforts of
home, at least the comfort* of the club. And that
is not a Joke.
But seriously, gentlemen, I have a profound re
apeot for the police force, and especially its staff
and captains, for they are men who have literally
fought their war 'ip Inch by inch from the ranks,
and command, not by reason of wealth or family
or political Influence, , but by reason of- long ser
vice, ability fidelity, bravery and honesty. I wish
you long life, health and prosperity.
Judge GUdarsleevr made a brief announcement,
which was received with cheers, to the effect that
Edward Bell, as a memorial to his father, Isaac
Bell, one of the trustees of the Riot and Police
Fund of 1863. had deposited H.OOO with the Farmers"
Loan and Trust Company, the Income from which
was to provide each year a gold medal to be given
by the Commissioners for the most conspicuous act
of. bravery- by a policeman. ' Three cheer* were*
given for Mr. Bell. " :
In- th« !- absence of Senator Thomaa ' F. Grady,
Colonel E. G Jam's spok* briefly on the Judiciary,
after which Commlssi-'ner John W. Keller, in a
serious veto, lauded tl Department. He
said that he saw many present who had been at the
last dinner, six years ago. They had had varied
experiences since then.
You have been through the mill since then,"
■aid Commissioner Keller. "The reformer-) had you
then, but now you've got the reformers. It is a
great credit to you that you treated the reformers
a great deal better than they treated you." Mr.
Keller said that the reform administration had
resulted In th» Importation of a lot of farmer*
who had Joined the Police Department, and he
spoke disparagingly of the ignorance and imperti
nence of the rural policeman. He liked a farmer,
he s>ald. but he liked him -in the f-irm.
Mr. Keller was th« only speaker who seriously
criticised the administration of Mayor Strong The
dinner broke up at about 12 o'clock, when Mr.
Lauterbach announced that "ambulances would b*
found waiting at the door."
TO REVOLT TinxtZF W\RFARE.
THB CURVE PITCHING REVOLVER WHICH
WILL PROBABLY BE IMITATED
IN ALL. SIZES.
The man who was shot by the pistol of a police
man, as It lay on the ground, where It had fallen
from his pocket, was In about the same condition
last night as the night before and there seemed to
be a fair chance for his recovery.
The pistol was a most remarkable one. an 's its
pattern seems to be worthy of study by the makers
of all sorts of firearm*, large and small. It is ap
parently the only firearm thus far manufactured
which is able to shoot around a corner or to pitch
curves, as it were. For th» policeman and hM
wttn<?sses. the firemen, say that the pistol fell out
of his pocket and went off of Itself as it struck
the ground, and yet the course of the wound, from
the man's back, where it started, was downward.
Many great discoveries and inventions have been
made by accident, and if this pistol can only be
Imitated it will revolutionize warfare. Warfare has
not been revolutionized in the last three or four
weeks now, and it is about time It was. A few
great guns built on the principle of this itistasi
are what the British need. If they coulil only
place two of these sruns breech to breech and
make each one of them send a shot half way
around the outside of a hill or the Inside of a val
ley, the shots meeting on the opposite side, what
a thing it would be to clear out laagers and kopjeg
and all those other things that nobody understands,
the British army least of all!
ADMIRAL AXD MR*. DFWEY HERE.
THEIR STAY TO BE BRIEF. AS IMPORTANT MAT
TERS REQUIRE THE ADMIRAL'S PRES
ENCE IN WASHINGTON.
Admiral and Mrs. Dewey arrived in the city from
Washington last evening to attend the concert at
Carnegie Hall thus evening in aid of the Dewey
Arch. They came on the train arriving here at
6:30 p. m., and drove directly to the Waldorf-As
toria, where the rooms which they occupied on
their former visit to this city had been reserved
for them. Arriving at the hotel, they went at once
to their apartments, here they dined. The Ad
miral refused to see any newspaper men. or to
make for publication any statement regarding af
fairs of the day. Both he and Mrs. Dewey spent
the evening in their rooms, and denied themselves
to almost all callers. The Admiral « stay in New-
York will be of short duration, as important mat
ters call for his constant presence In Washington
Just now. Both he and Mrs. Dewey seemed to be
in the best of health and spirits.
FOR MAN-OF-WAR LANDINGS.
Chief Engineer Bensel. of the Dock Department,
announced yesterday that he hoped soon to secure
the building of a permanent landing for men-of
war, at. West Twenty-thlrd-st. and probably also
at West Forty-second-st. and West Thirty
fouxth-st. The expense of the landings, which are
to be ornamental as well as useful, will be trifling,
he thinks.
"These landings have been needed for a long
time." said .Mr. Bensel yesterday. "Whenever a
foreign man-of-war anchors in the North. River we
have to construct a temporary landing, and a few
of such visits will prove more expensive than the
construction of a permanent landing. We have
long needed such landings for men-of-war anchored
in the North River, and I think It is high time we
had them."
The cost of the breakwater to be built near
Pier A in the North River is estimated at 180,000.
The new park, bulkhead wall and berth for the
training ship New-Hampshire at East Twenty
third-st. will cost about JT.OOO, it is estimated.
VOTES OF THE STAGE,
at. Plancon was unable to stag th« part of
Mephistopheles in the performance of "Faust"
which was given at the Metropolitan Opera. House
last night, and the part waa taken by Bdouard de
Re?zke. Mme. Eames appeared as Marguerite for
the first time at a subscription performance this
season.
At the American Theatre last night th» Castle
Square Opera Company returned to Qllbert and
Sullivan and sang 'The Pirates of Pensance." with
thA following cast: Major-General. Frank Moulan;
Richard. William Pruette: Samuel. Frank Belcher:
Frederic, Reginald Roberts; Edward, Lonis Casa
vant. Mabel. Miss D. Eloise Morgan: Kate, Miss
Gertrude Quinlan; Edith. Miss Belle d'Arcy: Isabel.
Mlsa Mattie Malta Ruth. Miss Maude Lambert.
"Marltana" will be the next offering.
Bignor Manelnelli. musical director at the Metro
politan Opera House, celebrated his birthday yes
terday. The members of the orchestra draped his
seat with vines and flowers and gave him a salute
on his entrance to conduct the opera.
David Belasco ha? purchased from the Century
Company the dramatization rights of John Luther
Young's story of Japanese life, "Madame Butter
fly." Mr. Belasco will dramatize the work at oncet
MARRIED.
WIKOFF— THOMPSON — On February 1. 1900. in Roaa
vllle. N. J.. Elisabeth May, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
William Thompson, to Mr. Thomas Sexton Wlkoff. of
PlainfleU. N. J. No cards.
Notices of marriages and deaths must be in
dorsed with full name and address.
DIED.
Alkmaa. Carolina. ilowar. Anna J.
Bennetto, Elizabeth A. S>tlson. Robert H.
Bmwn. Groevenor. Par-ridge. Joseph L.
Bun, James M. Smith. Eleanor S
CaldweU. Stephen. re, Christina 34.
Fountain, Eliza R. Sinclair, Mary J. 3.
Morgan. Theodora aC. Tucker, Martha A.
Morrell. EBUa CL Wyckoff. Jennia O.
AIKMAN — On Saturday. February 3. 1»00, Caroline.
daughter of the late Robert and Sarah Aikraan.
Funeral services will be held at her late home. So. 273
T.'n:on-9t.. Brooklyn, an Tuesday afternoon. Btn inst.,
at 3 o'--i.x-k.
BBNNETTO — In Bridgeport. Conn.. February *. 1900.
Elizabeth Anne, widow of the late John Bennetto, aged
63 years.
Funeral services will be held at her late residence.
Bruce's-ave., Stratford, on Wednesday, February 7. at
2 o'clock p. m.
BROWN — At No. SB East 10th-st., New-Tor*, an Monday
forenoon. February 5. Grosvenor. son of RofKrte C. E.
and Bertha Backus Brown.
Funeral private.
BT'RT— At Denver, Col.. Wedreiwlav. January SI. Jamaa
M. Burt. in the 77th year of his a*te.
Funeral services at Strong Pla^e Baptist Church. Brook
lyn. Tuesday. February «. at 10 o'clock a. m.
CALJJ'WBL.Lr— At his home, in Avoca, lowa, on January
30. of pneumonia, Stephen Caldwell. In tha 73d year of
his age.
Interment at Ipewlch. Maas.
FOT'NTAIN — Entered Into rest. Sunday. February 4. 1900.
EUia Ross, daughter "f th» late Captain Gideon
Fountain, in her 82d year.
Funeral services from her late residence. 222 UTingatoo
st.. Brooklyn. Tuesday evening. February «> at 7:45.
Interment private.
MORGAN — On Monday. February 8. 1900. at Wheatly,
Uoam Island. Theodore Moran Morgan, son nt Bdw'.n D.
and Elizabeth M. Morgan. In his sixth year
Funeral services will be held at Trinity Church. Roslya.
Lob« Island, on Wednesday morning at 9:30 af -
- train will leave 84tn-st.. N. T.. at A 20 a. m..
Long Island City. 8:30 a. m.. and returning, arrive at
New-York about 11:10 a m.
Interment at Hartford. Conn.
MORRELL — Suddenly, oo Ftebrnarr *V Ella C. Morrell.
daughter of the late Woah W. and Cornelia Hoyt.
Funeral at New-Canaan. Conn.. Wednesday, tha 7th. at
2:30 p. m.
MOWER— On Sunday evening. February 4. Anna Jose
phine, daughter of the late Thomas G. Mower. M. D..
surgeon I". 3. Army.
Funeral services at her late residence, 873 Lexlngtoo-av*^
Thursday. February 3, at 10 o'clock a. m.
NETLSON — At New-Brunswick, N. J.. on Saturday. Feb
ruary 3, Robert H. Ketlaon. la the 74th year of his age.
Funeral services will be held at his late residence. No.
355 Geurge-st.. en Wednesday next at 2JO p. m.
Relatives and friends are Invited to attend.
PARTRIDGE— Sunday. February -4. at Hi lata resi
dence. No. 125 Montague-st . Brooklyn. Joseph Lymaa
Partridge, In the 90th year of his age.
Funeral service at the Church at Use Pilgrim*. Henry-«t..
corner Heaßseiv-at. . on Tuesday. February C at 4:3U
p. m.
; Interment at Leicester. Mass.
SMITH — Entered Into rest at Brooklyn. February 4. 1900.
Eleanor £tdn«y, eldest daughter of Carotin RuasaU and
the late Apolloa Smith, of Uempitaad. Long Island.
Funeral, services at the raasdinas of her grandfather.
A. C. ErowneU. aaa,. No. 1,07* Dean-sC. Brooklyn, at
3 p. m. Tuesday.
Burial at Longwood, Taphank. Long Island
BINCLAIRE— On Saturday. February S. WOO. Cnrlatiaa."
Murray Sinclair*, wife, of H. P. Slnclalre, Jr.. of Corn
ing. N. T. i
Funeral services at the residence of her mother. Mrs.
C. Murray. No. 113 West 80th-sC. Maw-lacs City, •»
Tuesday. February 6, at ( p. a
Interment at Corning,
DIED. 1
SINCLAIR^ — On Sunday, February 4. Mary 3. Stone*, Sassl
of Jess) X Sinclair.
Funeral services from her late fids • East «td *■«
Wednesday moralnjr, February 7. at 10 clock.
TUCKER — Monday. February 5. Martha. A. Tucker.
widow of Samuel Lord Tucker, of Boatos
Funeral services at the residence of her son. C. H. Tiiismii
145 West 130th-st.. Tuesday evening. February «. at »
o'clock.
Kindly omit Sowers.
WTCKOFF— At Washing' *>. Con Monday. F-braary
5. l»00. Jennie G.. srtte of -.ViKiam S. WyckoS, Ssst
elder daughter of the late Abraham Ditnua and Mary
Gerrltsen Polhemus. of Brooklyn.
Funeral services will be held "at the residence- of her
sister. Mrs. George bridge. No. I West 4?ta~st_ en
Thursday morning. February 3. at 10 o'clock.
Special Notices.
JAMES I>. SILO, Auctioneer.
FIFTH AVENUE ART GALLERIES^
K"ow on Free Exhibition
Oil. PAIN'TIXGS.
l>y Representative
AMERKAA AKTISTS.. ♦
at the
FIFTH AVENTIK
ART GALLEEIE3»
* 366 Fifth Avenue,
For Auction Thurwlar. Friday and
Saturday Eveninsti, I'Vbrnarr *», © and
10. Each evening at Ei^ht ( VClock.
LIST OF ARTISTS REPRESENTED;
BECKBT. M. — BROWN. A — BRICHER. A. T. — BELL.
J. W.— BRADFORD. W.— BLACKMAN. W.— BRISTOL*
J. B.— BROWXSCOMBE. J.— BROWN. J. G-— CRAIG. T.
B.— BLACKFORD. N. N.— BLAKELOCK. R. A.— FOX.
R. A. — CHAPMAN. C. — CROPS J. F. — OONTOIT.
CRANE. B. — PENMAN, H-DOLPH. J. H.— GAY.
E.-DE LUCE. P.— EASTON. C. W.— FERGUSON. H.. A.
— GRIFFIN. T. B. — GIFFORD. S. R.— HTNAMAN. H.
N. — GUY, 5. J.— HART. W.— HART. J. M-— HOEBSR,
A.— HARNET. W. M.— JONES. C. F.— JOHNSON, IX—
JONES. B.— KNI'-rHT— KfTN-SETT. J. F.— MEERS.A." ▼.
— MIDDLETON. a— MORAN. B. — MILLER. A. T.—
MORAN. L.— MURPHY. J. MORAN. E.— MOELES.
L.— M'DOWELL. E.— M-CORD. G. H.— NEWELL. H.— .
OWEN. C. B.— PARTON. A.— REAM. C P.— REHX.
F. K. SHEARER. C. H-— STIEPEVITCH. ▼. O.—
SMITH. H. P.— 3HEPPARD. W.— 6MILLI3X O. H.—
SEA VET. L. 8.-THOM. J. C— TILTON. I H ■IIIBIL
— VAN ELTON. K.— WIEGAND. G.— WTANT. A. H.
—WARREN. E. W.
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Francisco, close her* daily at d.30 p. m. up to Mareti ti,
Inclusive, for dispatch per a. a. Australia. Malls > tir '
Australia (except West AustralU. which go via, Eu- :
rcpe. and New-Zealand, which go via San Francisco).
Hawaii and FIJI Islands, via Vancouver, eloaa her* /
dally at 4M p. m. up to March «■. inclusive, for «*»- f
patch par a. »- A jraagl. r>l »«gjH>"tf'ifffl
Transpacific malls are forwarded to port of aaillng dally.-} ■
and the schedule of closing Is arrange on the praaamp- /
ttea of their uninterrupted overland transit. tß*«lst*r«<t /
mall dome at It p- m. previous day. . » ."- )
COHXELIC3 VAN COTT. Poctmaaur. (
roatoOoa. Maw-York. N. I . February A IMtV -"3
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