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?NEWS OF THE COLLEGES. BRYX MAWR. BfTfi Mawr, Perm.. Dec. 28 <Bpeeial).-MHny in quirte* have com* to Bryn Mawr College regarding th« new standard entrance examinations. • Bryn M*wr College will continue to give Its own entrance examinations a, In the past, without the slightest lowering of It« rtandAdft. In addition. It will accept the new standard examinations In common with Johns napkin* Cotimbia. Princeton and the TJni verity of Pennsylvania. If these examinations do net rarer fully the Bryn Mawr requirements ther will sliU be accepted as far as they go. If the examination* prove to be easier than those of Bryn Mawr or less rigidly marked. Bryn Mawr will f imrlv demand a higher passing mark for entrance. As only 10 per cent of Bryn Mawr* students come fro« the public schools, the Brj-n Mawr examlna tkras will be given early as usual. instead of in the third week in Jane when the standard examlna tlons conic, A rateable addition to the illustrative material of the Bryn Mawr College department in art and archaeology ha.- Just been received in the shape, of • coin collection. This Is made up of about four hundred and fifty electrotype copies of typical coins, chosen by Dr. Joseph Clarke Hopptn. the head of the department, from the British Museum collection. Dr. Hoppin ha* also placed i» the col ,, C ge coin cabinet some twenty orlgical coins. Al together the Greek and Roman coinage down to me Christian erst Is capitally represented. Besides the coin collection. „£» Mawr has at its disposal through the generosity of Dr. Hoppin. a small rase collection Including fifteen moulds of the Aretlne rases in the Boston Museum, and vase fragments from the excavations conducted by Dr. Hoppin at the Ueraum of Arg m. Dr. Hoppin has also placed twenty-five or thirty terra cotta figurines in the college cases. A set of electrotype copies of the Mycenaean gold ornaments in the Athenian Museum has h+*n crrfT«*i. As Dr. Hoppln's department has acquired about a thousand new photographs ana one hundred and fifty cuts of perns this year, he is able to illustrate his lectures very fuliv. Pr£s!Jent Thomas made a?, interesting speech to the an»d»-!.-> on the morning of December 20, the last lay of- oolleeo work before the holiday. Mis* ThonSis announced that a new scholarship would 'd« offered to the trustees in January. The sum of gX«00 has been collected by the graduates and Srmer students of Brooke Hall. Media, to found • scholarship in memory of the woman who made that school a power in th« community. The money mm collected for the most part In sums of less than $10 It Is to he offered to found the Mary Eastman Brrmke Hall Memorial Scholarship, and If to be. awarded for collegiate work, irrespective «f financial need BROWN. Providence, R. 1.. Dec 18 Special) -Th* cata logue of Brown University for the academic year l!*»- # 0I b/n faat appeared. Several notable addi tions have been made to the usual statistics. Among the** is • roraplete but compact history of the uni versity by librarian Koopman. After the com mencement of the university last June there were «&roll*d > the name* of 5,267 graduate*— men and 172 women. Of this number 4.56T- had received th* college or university flrnt decree; 4€ exclu afv* «f the foregoing h»> j received advanced d* gree*; • not previously reckoned had received the degree of Doctor of Medicine while LS7 others had T-ctArea honorary decrees. Of the entire number r.CTJ, or 51 p*r nt. are living. In the requirements for flagnaa special men tion !s made of the additional requirements after tm for the lUjr>ir< In civil engineering and me chanical eiisineerijie. In the Pembroke Hall section mention is made ml the new dormitory for the student* of the Wom «n'» College. This residence, which is a gift to th' . university from Mrs. lioratio X. Slater, and Is called the Slat<r Memorial, will accommodate about twenty students. This year considerably more Information than ««ual Ik given I'oncr-ruliig the scholarships, uni versity aid and loan funds for deserving students. 7h>>re are about a hundred scholarships and loan I funds, amounting to iils9.D.Vj. The Reneral summary of the students registered for the present college year is: Graduates. 94: sen- I'irs. 109: Juniors. 1»>; Bophomorei*, 139; freshmen. IS4; specials. C 2; Women's College, IM; total, 872. COLUMBIA. <"olumb!a and Cornell will meet in their i-econd annual debate in the Madison Square Garden Con cert Hall on March 7, the subject being, "Resolved. That the BMMi section of the Fourteenth Amend ment to the Constitution of. the United States •hould be retained as an Integral part of the Con- KtUution and should l>e rigorously enforced." Cor ju-11 has chosen to argue the negative $itle of the question. The trials to select Columbia's repre sentatives will he held on January ML Columbia hag been repre>io?it^d this woek at the m**tlng of th.- Modern Language Association, at >'hiia<l< ipnia. by Brand, r Matthews, who read a jmper on -Th. Folk Tti"Mr»<' Mr. Smith, librarian of thmllkvtry Architectural lAl'Tury. has d«?cld«l to liav«< a seri •.« of illustrated art l<i-tures. given by prominent artists, in the library in the course of the winter. The class day ofliixr^ of th.- senior class in col l*«e have !>«-!' ejected as follows: Poet, Knowlton J'urham. of Manhattan, salutatorian. • Joseph 8. Buhle**, nf Columbus. <;,i.: >•:.'¦. i.,rfni-,. Henry ]>uncan Hulkley. of Manhattan: yfw •.].•• orator yy.waTd RhJiiiis't MitrnHl. of r.ri..iklyn; prophet. Kflward Brisht liruc. . or Yonkei>: itresenLation or • •¦•r. John Boyce Smith, of Manhattan; hUtorlan AUlnon Mitchell l>-.1-r.-r. of Ridjr^wood. X J.. and m- ary. Knrl Kuini:ii-r I»ren«, of Dayton, Ohio. BAHXADD COLLEGE NOTES. Dr. Margaret Maltbj. Instructor ir chemistry at Hoi-nerd, announce*, that the ppecial examination j for those juniors who will try for honors In physics j«nd c&emlatry will this year be on vapor density ¦ 'KTf-mi!::.. ,; : - u»l that final honors will consist ,«'f particular research into the electro-magnetic ro tation of the plane of polarization In organic coni ¦ J»oun<ls In addition to tin three other cusses un- i <«r her direction. In. Maltby ha* opened an'aJ j danced course in phyFicU chemißtry. This Involves ')*¦ treatajtnt of the Mates of aggregation of matter. , molecular weight -*niination<>. the theory of '?olutlons, thermo ami electro chemistry. S Barnard College for the first time is to have a , newspaper of it* own. Miss Klsa AUberg, '02; Miss Franrts Belcher. •«. and Miss Carlta Spencer. i"it fi » }" ! ; -" c!a Jt of ' m - naTe undertaken the publication of a weekly sheft on the lines of i he ?olumbia "Spectator." It will be principally for the convenience of th« undergraduates, to com- TOunicate with thoroughness and intelligence their FenUtnpnts. complaint* and opinion?, en coli-e,. SJiiHI 1 "*-, Th fJ?*" ea "¦ * ucti "" ««•«*«« has lieei, oon ftantly frtt this year, ''" " the increasing rise of the «naerrrH<lua(e body renders it Impossible for g* * '" ' .' > r* pre " th*mw»iv«w in the monthly Mating* of . tlu I'r.dcrgraduate AKSocwtion. A »wper is much needed, also, to pubilrb the meet inps. notice. r,i,<i reports nt committee!!, and to pnni thosA many Int-idenu. necessary- for he »tu \il k«ii ! rh 1i )r ' ls< * nt ™ ea »« ot communication, the bulWin boards, are both uncertain and inade ouaie. All the " tll<s , ent|l **** grateful to the three t??!./*.^ a JTJi° rlvr . r2r 2 TOUCh timp an<l trouble •• an undertaking wh.ch. without doubt, will at m« havemany dUßculUea to contend with. The -.r»t number of the paper is to appear on January 7. .AWARD FOR THE IMS* OF AX EYE. John O«rnand. of No. IK Subm-x-m.. Jersey City .'recovered a verdict In the Supreme Court yesterday for.WW In a suit against his former employers Theodore Smith & Son*, boilermakers. Gernand ri*c!arftd that while forging a wedge In the machine 'boD,o» January a. im. a flaw In the hammer liandle caus«J a piece of It to .trlke hi" rlghT eye nnd almost destroy it* sight. He had been in The employ of the firm for thirty years and u*fnt»»n year, ago the *Irht of his left eye i™ destroyed \'^% Sl^ l^ r.r .t cci h nt - DrH - "2°™ and Murray «£ tiflefl that tb.e Injury was of a permanent char- BCt*r. and thct It was only a question of time •when Gernand will become totally blind PREVIOUS TO REMOVAL to $th Avenue and jyth Street, Davis Collamore & C? Jf ILL REDUCE THE PRICE OF EVERT ARTICLE IN THEIR MAGNIFICENT STOCK OF FINE TABLE CHINA AND GLASSWARE, • ORNAMENTAL AND USEFUL ARTICLES. BARGAIN IN El'Eßr DEPARTMENT. SALE BEGAN •j THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27TH. BROADWAY AND TWENTY-FIRST ST COT. LAXGDOy AGAIN MARRIED. • SAID TO HAVE STARTED FOR SPAIN WITH HIS YOUNG BRIDE, WHO • ¦ WAS A mm—. ?'•&*; ¦* -\ :>¦-. _J2ri« of Colonel Lopmi* I* J,angdcm. retired* former yor the Ist TTnllpd States Artillery, married «*rly n the present Ihonth Mis. Grace Bar™ rd a cornel* . you D nurse of at. John's Hospital There ha* be^n some secrecy In regard to the marriage, whicn took place, it Is said, in Ottawa. Canada, on De cember 6. The Colonel made Miss Barnard a ae qualntanee while visiting the hospital, and since hi* retirement about six years ago he has taken considerable interest in hospital work. The Colonels first wife died nearly two years » so . They lived at No. 30 Sydney Place. Brook jjm, where they gave many entertainments. One of his sons, Almond, seventeen years old. Is at school In Connecticut, and his eldest son, Russell, Is. with the army In the Philippines. After leav ing the Sydney Place house tha Colonel went to live at the Hotel St. George. He is thought to have sailed with his bride for Spain. Colonel Langdon is about seventy years old. and was graduated from the Military Academy at West Point in 1854. He was made a captain on August 9. 1861. served in the Civil War In the operations around Charleston. S. C.. Bnd , comn } a £^ri« tl l*land Hp wafi % n , ef of artn^ ry# T *> n ,i, Army Corps. In the operations on the James River in 18W. and tooK part in the capture of Richmond. Va.. oh April 3, Sj»r%£^jX«3&&g ftj » on j anuary 25, IR?9. and was stationed at Fort 'Hamilton in May. 1880. He remained in com mand there up to the time of his retirement on OctoDer -•• ism. A FLAMING HUMAN TORCH. GIRL KNVELOPED IN FIRK RESCUED BY THREE MEN AT VERONA. Verona. Dec. 38 (Special).— Bessie Sofleld, a do mestic in the employ of John Hyer, a dairyman. In this place, was seriously and perhaps fatally burned at her employer's home last night. She had lighted a lamp, which was accidentally upset and fell to the kitch«>n floor. Sic was about to throw the lamp out of the window when some of the burning oil scattered on her clothes, and In an in stant she was enveloped in flames. She ran Into tiie street lust as a trolley car was passing. On the car were Charles Williams. Robert Reef and Will iam Davenport They saw the flaming human torch, and running to the rescue of the girl, wrapped their overcoats around her and smothered the flames BILL POSTERS BREAK IXTO BIILDISGS. IF CAfGHT THEY WILL BE CHARGED WITH BURGLARY. Rill posters of two of the theatres In the Eastern DistrW. Brooklyn, must stop putting lithographs In the windows of vacant stores along Broadway and Bedford-aye.. otherwise they may be arraigned in the police court on charges of burglary. The police of the Bedford-aye. and Clymer-st. stations have received many complaints against the, bill posters, who. In spite of signs of warning posted In the vacant stores, enter the places, sometimes by force, and post the bills at times in tb.^ night when only few people are on the street. Some real estate dealers have placed signs in the windows offering $5 reward for information re garding persons who have thus placed bill?. irSTICE LECTURES A CLERK. TEIXS HIM THE INDEFINITE COMMITMENT OF A MAN FOR DEBT WAS AN OUTRAGE. rhief Clerk Carpenter, of the I lid District Mu nicipal Court, who made out what was practically a life commitment to Jail for Jacob Petruscheleky. making necessary habeas corpus proceedings to procure the prisoner's release, received a severe lecture yesterday afternoon from Justice Maddox. in the Supreme Court, Brooklyn. On Thursday the Justice had granted a writ of habeas corpus for lvtruschelsky. "Did you read the section of the cofle under which you Issued the attachment?" asked Justice lladdox. "No. sir." replied the clerk. "I was simply told to issue a body execution." "How long have you been clerk?*" was the next question. "A year next January." "Be«n a cl«-rk a year and never read the section of the code under which you Issued the attach ment?" The clerk said that was right, and the Justice continued: •When an innocent man is kept in jail through the ignorance of a ol»*rk. I say it is an outrage. The ma« who Issued that attachment is liable. In this free country, let a man's condition be what It may, I say it i* an outrage to keep a man In jail linger than he should he, throush the ignorance of a cleric of a court. I would go further U I could." < 'arpt- liter had nothing to say. and, looking much > rest fallen, l*>ft the courtroom. ASSAULTED bT A MOTORMAS. HOSPITAL 6IRGBOK ROUGHLY TREATED ON A TROLLET CAU-A FINE FOR HIS ASSAILANT. On a charge of assaulting Dr. Peter Hughes, sur ¦aoO-in-CBtaf at St. Catharine's Hospital. Richard Allen, a motorman In the employ of the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company, was fined 116 yesterday in the Lee-aye. court. Dr. Hughes boarded car Xo. 145 of the Nostrand-ave. line at Li"--ay«. and Clymer-et. on the night of December 18. He had hardly got on the car when the con ductor. Philip Snyder. pulled the bell cord, starting the car with a jerk. The doctor was thrown on the ground and dragged thirty feet before the car was stopped. On reaching the terminus at the Broadway ferries he told the conductor he would report him to the company's officials. Dr. Hughes alleges that Snyder then struck him In the face and that when he defended himself he was set upon by Allen, the motorman, and beaten with a pwitch rod. An attempt was made through several witnesses to show that Dr. Hughes was the cfii«« of the trouble, but Magistrate Kramer said ,he switch Tod n ° Bht tO lnterfprc by using a SALARIES BEGIN TO GO UP ixiJTASSAJD. Mlneola, Long Island. Dec. 28.— The Hoard of Su pervisors has voted an increase in salary for many of the county employes. Some of those who get a m iTiiS^J w - Sklniler ' md * r Rh * rtff - f ™ MM to $1,300; Henry Starr. Deputy County Clerk from $i.floo to J1.30O; BUwood Valentine n-uwtv county Treasurer, from S*)o to *l iSS md Inhn crease In salary of the District? AUorne?! ln " XKW PASTOR FOR SIXTH AVEXVE BAPTIST The Rev. Dr. E. K. Chlvers has accepts the call to the pastorate of the Sixth Avenue Banjul Church. Brooklyn. L?"sJ^rVS£ early | n , hP new year. After receiving , h e ran £r which ha* its office in Sago. of A ™^ca, XEW-YOITC D^ILY TBIBUXE. .SATUBD^ DECEMBER: 29; 1900. FOUR MEN SHOT IN 8 A LOON. | ONE DIES. ANOTHER IN A HoSriTAL AND TWO CAXNOT BE FOUND Miles McDonnell, fifty-one years old. of City Isl and wax held yesterday without bail by Mapl-trnto Maw* In the Harlem Police Court to bwj.H th.' re mit of the shooting of Edward Courtney, twenty eight years old. of No. 693 Ea«t One-hundred-and twenty-fourth-st.. in the Onawa cafe, at Park-aye. and One-hundred-and-twenty-flfth-M.. early yo-i.-i •- day morning. Courtney is now in the 111 MM Hos pital with a bullet wound in the abdomen, an.l will probably die. Coroner Hart has been asked to take his ante-mortem statement. The police also accuse McDonnell of shooting Oeoi-go Price, thirty year. old. of No. 21R East One-hundred-and-twenty-sec ond-st.. who received « bull** wound below the heart, from which he died at his home yesterday afternoon, and Thomas Kennedy, forty-rtvo years old. of No. 213 East One-hundred-ftnd-twenty-flfth st., who was wounded In the right leg. A fourth man, Edward McOinnls. alias Kdward McMullen. twenty-sevrn years old. of No. 128 East One-hun dred-and-twenty-seventh-st.. is said to have re ceived a bullet through the light arm and ft flesh wound in the right side McGlnnis and Kennedy cannot "be found. According to the stories given out, the shooting originated in a fight between McDonnell and Ken nedy, in which the friends of each took part. It is said that McDonnell was drinking with two or three friends at the rear end of the hnr. when Kennedy came In with several of his friends. There hart been bad blood between the two men for some time, and the friends of each were much surprised to see them sit down together at a table to one side and talk together in apparent amity. They soon became angry, however, and Kennedy, although smaller than McDonnell, suddenly took him by the collar and threw him to the floor. The friends of the men then rushed forward, with drawn revolvers, and some excited man fired a shot, and the fight was on. It Is said that more than fifty shots were fired. Price, shot fatally in the left side, was helped by his friends to a hiding place, and later was taken to his home. Policeman Maher, of the East Ono-hundred-and twenty-slxth-st. station, who was on duty at the New-York Central Station across the street, heard the shooting, and, drawing his revolver, rushed Into the saloon. He found Courtney on the floor and McDonnell In the back crouching In a corner with his revolver drawn. Maher ordered McDon nell t'o-glve up his revolver and took him into the front room, where some men had propped Courtney up in a chair. Courtney recognized McDonnell and In reply to a question from Maher said: 'Tes. Miles McDonnell shot me." An ambulance was called and Courtney was taken to the Harlem Hospital. It wa« not until after the hearing In court yester day that the police learned that any one except Courtney had been shot. The pyhsicians who were called in to attend Price yesterday told his wife that she must Inform the police of th* shooting, and it was thus they learned of the other men. The police got an order from Magistrate Meade and rook McDonnell to Price's house. Price's brother Harry and Price's mother opened tht> floor. Harry Price looked at McDonnell and said: •You did It at last." They went up to the room ot the dying man. Price ha.l a thermometer in his mouth, but The doctor took it out. He nodded when he was asked If this was the man who had shot him. Prico died at 3:30 p. m.. when the doctors were preparing to perform an operation on him. McDonnell is a man who bears a bad reputation with the police, and Is «al<l to have, figured In other shooting affairs. In his own account he says that lie was first fired on. and then drew his own re volver and fired in self-defence. He alleges that he was thrown down by Kennedy, and that when he got up and ran toward the door Kennedy flrod on him. He says that he then drew his own revolver and got behind the luncheon counter and fired in his own defence. ARM EM AX 8 ORGAXIZF A CHVRCH. PASTOR. WHO WAS IN HARPOOT MASSACHK, TO BB INSTALLED TO-MORROW. A new Congregational church, to be known as the Armenian Evangelical Church, was organized at a Congregational counsel, held at the Adams Memorial Presbyterian Church, Thlrty-flrst-st. near Third ra vc. . yesterday. An examination of the new pastor, the Rev. Halgag H. Khazoyam, brought out some curious facts concerning the theology of Armenians. To-morrow at 3 p. m., at the Adams Presbyterian Church, the installation of the new pastor will take place. The sermon will be preached by the Rev. M. A Malcom, formerly a professor In the college at Harpoot, at whi.'h the Rev. Mr. Khaz oyam attended as a student. Others who will take part nrr atari Prr Dr. C. E. Jefferson, the Rev. Dr. C. C. UJHWJbthe Rev. Dr. Washington Choate and the r3v|Jl'h. A. Stlnson. This Is the first Ar menian church *n New-York. Its pastor was a pupil at Harpoot when that college was burned, and the massacres occurred. ASKB TO GO TO JAIL WITH HIS FATHER. UTTU BOT TELT.S THE COURT HOW HIS PARENT SOLD A HORSE FOR RTM "Dad. I'll stick to you until you are sent away. I am going to ask de Judge to commit me to some institution." Magistrate Brenner, in the Adams-at. court. Brooklyn, yesterday morning was surprised to hear this remark in a piping little voice when John Forman was called to the bar on the charge of stealing a horse. The boy, whose name is Alex ander, Is scarcely twelve years old. but is a manly little fellow. Magistrate Brenner at once became Interested In him. "Judge," said Forman. "this is a good boy. I have a loving wife, but she had to leave me on ac count of my intemperate habits. I cannot keep sober, and want you to send me away to some In stitution." Magistrate Brenner then asked about the charge of horse stealing. "Hold on. Dad," said the boy. "I'll tell the Judge all about it. Judge. I've been with dad since he left mother. He's took care of me the best he could, and I'm not going to desert him now." The boy then went on to relate how they had once had a happy home at No. 72 Richmond-st.. In East New -York, and how it was broken up through his father's thirst for rum. Then Forman obtained a place as driver for Mrs. Wright, of No. 103 Tll lary-st.. who had a milk route. The boy followed his father, and in order to look out for him slept In the stable. Forman'u craving for drink re turned, and he took one of the horses and sold it for $1 in order to buy rum. Foreman admitted that the story as told by his teit*'. i Uon rU<> ' nnd aSk d to be sent away " some « "I won't leave dad when he Is in trouble," broke too" " ' Want tO be S * m to an inst * lutlor >. Tears rime into the eyes of many of those in the courtroom as the boy snuggled oloseiv up to hi* father, who gently patted his head " of D T ft n^i!?tri" Mes "' superintendent of the Homo 01 Industry, was much Interested In the boy «hn dr a 0 n o 7?i r aU or ro^f £' hiß temptauo^ touched' 1 * take ?L H r -. *?r? r Meserolfs "aid he would like to to grow un and try to see that he cot a « ha nce Magistrate Rrennfr ho "««. *elf-supportlng man. promAal Bren "*r p»W he would consider the VERDICT AGAINST TRACTION COUP AMY, Somervllle, Dec. 28 <Bpeetal).-john Komank was awarded $1,400 damages In the Somerset Circuit Court to-day in a suit brought against the Middle sex and Somerset Traction Company. This is the first damage suit brought against the company since It began running its cars through this county two years ago. Komarak was driving through the subway urder the Central Railroad tracks between this place and £?m i an> wh * a he wafl "> n Into h>' « car hi. tit; °L e 2", d » ma S«d and he was injured"; badly L b « he declared he had been unable to work sine- The trolley company endeavored to show that k,' msrak was drunk and asleep, but JumTc* r£r™t" son charged the jury that, even were this ?«,» old not excuse the motorman. who shauMh^J. made every reasonable effort to .tip his car" Fve If the vehicle was standing mill on th« front,* ?£ Judge Bald, the motorman had no "right to M* I ,^ It If h« could avoid doing so The .liiiJSiJ? n . nto for $5,000 damages. " c P lall «'ff asked A DIXXER FOR SFXATOR FORD The term of Senator John Ford as a nubile of Hot* Savoy. The committee In charge of tSI ar ! Mai* Tu-m Ot Llncoln A ' Stuart, jtuu. AmonTth^ ' <T • Berwln and Phli * Blocb. Woodruff. Assemblymen Austin. Andrews and Bon net Senators Malby, Klaberger und^Quj, Con- SreV«ii«n John I"- Witt Warner. Abraham Gruber r'.nri J. ii. Reynolds. Senator Spootier will preside. POUR BOYS \VBUE£TAR\'IN<; THEIR DItUNKEN FATHER, THEY SAID, HAP REFUSED TO FEED THEM— MOTHER DYING. Their mother dying in St. Catharine's Hospital. Brooklyn, and their father a drunkard, four small children were found last night starving In scantily furnished apartments In a rear house at No. 203 Montrose-ave,, Brooklyn. They were made com fortable nt the Children's Shelter. The little ones are Frank, Joseph. Charles and Henry Adams, eight, six. four and two years old, respectively. The mother was removed to the hospital two weeks ago. Previous to that time she had worked hard to support her drunken husband and their off- After Mrs. Adams was taken to the hospital the husband began to neglect the little ones alto gether. Poor neighbors did their best for the children. At night there was neither fire nor food in the rooms, and there the hungry boys were left alone In the darkness. Occasionally the father would visit the house. He kept the children in fear by threatening to thrash them. Whenever he loft th-? house he took some household articles which he sold or pawned, until only a few . ar^ c . le^ Of furniture or garments remained. I*"* ec « Adams earned $9. Saturday night he returned to his miserable abode, and. In the presence of His starving little ones, untied a package of food and ate it himself, his neighbors »ay. To the children he gave the crumbs. On Christmas Eve he again returned and did the same thing. These little ones celebrated Christmas huddled together In a dark ened room with nothing to eat ov drink. This con dition of affairs aroused the indignation of the neighbors. the police of the Stagg-st. station were Thursday the police of the Stagg-st. station were called in. The emaciated appearance of the bo>s betrayed the suffering they had undergone One of them was so weak from lack of nourishment that he was unable to move. After providing them wltn some soup, which they ate ravenously, an agent el the Children's Society ask^d the neighbors to lend some wearing apparel. The eldest boy told of how his father had often come homo and eaten food in their presence, and had refused it to them, notwithstanding they were starving. An application will be made to-day for a war rant for the father's arrest. A SHEARMAN MEMORIAL MEETING. DR. N. D. HIM.IB OOKB WKST TO VISIT HIS MOTHER. The Rev. Dr. Newell Dwight Hillts. pastor of Plymouth Church, has gone West to visit his mother, who lives about forty miles from Omaha. Dr. Hillts takes this vacation, as he was under considerable strain during the fall en account of the Illness of the Rev. Horace Porter, the as sistant pastor. Mr. Porter is now daily Improving. T>r. Hillis was vaccinated -before he left town, and it was reported that he was suffering severely from it. At his homo, however,. lt was said yesterday that he had experienced only the usual effects of vaccination. There will ho a memorial meeting for Thomas U. Shearman to-morrow evening in Plymouth Church. In the absence of Dr. HIJMs the Rev. Dr. Lindsay Parker will preside. Addres.-es will he made by William Lloyd Garrison, Henry Oorge. jr., Tom L. Johnson and John S. Crosby. TELLS TOT ye; SMITH XOT TO BF. "CWESTT* Frank Smith, the messenger boy who went to South Africa with a message to Paul Krilger from the school children of Philadelphia, received a fatherly lecture from Magistrate Brenner in the A<lamp-st. court, Brooklyn, yesterday. He had been arrested on the charge of malicious mischief? made by the proprietor of a billiard room at Atlantlc ave. and Clinton-st.. who said that Smith had the "big head" ever since his return from Pretoria. "Smith." said Magistrate Brenner. "I want to tell you that you have a very good future. You should not try to undo the record that you have made for yourself lam told that you are too 'chenty.' If that is so atop right now. Try to behave yourself so as to avoid trouble in the future." As the boy said he was willing to pay for all the damage he had hone in the store he was discharged. XEW-JERSEY POLITICAL NOTES. When the New-Jersey Legislature convenes, on January S, it will be the beginning of the eighth consecutive session under Republican control. No political party in the State has ever had such a continuous lease of power, and, as has been well said, this manifestation of public confidence is due to the conservative legislation which has prevailed under a Republican legislative administration. The most important matter for the Incoming legislators to bear In mind is the fact that a continuation of the same conservatism will mean a repetition of the same political confidence. A return to the old method of electing members of the New-Jersey Assembly, by districts, has been desired by the larger cities of that State ever since the Bupreme Court decided that »he custom was unconstitutional. This was in 1894, and since then the Assemblymen have been chosen by counties, voting as a whole. The reasons why a return to the district ayntem of choosing the Assemblymen would be fair and just are now being presented by the mipporters of the former method. It Is re called that the decision of the Supreme Court in this matter was never carried to the Court of Kr rors and Appeals, and, after careful Investigation. it is believed by many Republicans and Democrats that It would be set aside. If this opinion shall prevail with sufficient force to warrant -the intro duction of a bill In the next Kerfslature which shall restore the old method of electing Assemblymen, such a bill will be introduced and passed. The reasons why the district system should be restored, briefly summarized, are: There are thirty thou sand Republican voters In Hudson, yet for several years they have not had direct voice in Trenton legislation, because of the present system of elect ing Assemblymen. In E.ssex the thousands of Democrats who are in a. minority in the county have not had a single Democratic representative in the Assembly since 18m. If Assemblymen were elected by Assembly districts it is believed the mi nority party in ench county would be able to secure some" representation. What is true of Hudson and Essex counties applies, if not with equal force, tv several other counties of the State. At the dinner siven by Robert Davtr. the Hudson County Democratic leader, on Wednesday night. In Jersey Gttjr. Mr. Davis, between the cheers and the chestnuts, said: "If we ever get the Legis lature and Hudson sends twelve or thirteen rep resentatives to Trenton, we will send a I'nltei States Senator to Washington that will make Hudson's worth known throughout the length and breadth of the land."' A moment after Mr. Davl« had spoken Congressman Allan I* MoDermott was introduced, and in part: "We recognize and follow one leader. . . My experience in Stat* politics when we were usually successful leads me to say that nowhere in the Nation or the State can such harmony and excellent leadership be found as in Hudson. There had been no such example until Mr. Davis took hold " It ought not to be difficult. after the proximity of the this and the that and the harmony of both, as exemplified in the foregoing extracts, to name the Democrat whom Mr. Davis would pelect to make "Hudson's worth known throughout the length and breadth of the l;ind" from the forum of the I'nitetl States Senate. Tf there i# a Democrat in Hudson County who could not put his liiiK^r on the choice of Hudson for T'nited States Senator, he is what Mr. Davis would, in the vernacular of the unteriifted, call a "chump," and the remark would be followed by applause. HUDSON COUNTY NEWS ITEMS. Clerk Egan. of the Hudson County Board of Free holder!", has prepared a statement showing that the county has expended $2,342,517 48 on the Boule vard and branches as follows: Main Boulevard. $2,036.279 32; Weehawken loop, $112,003 22: Hoboken extension. $34,23:2 94. The counties of Hudson and Essex have been sued for $22,000 by the Merchant?" Express and Transportation Company for damages done to one of its vessels, which ran into the draw of a bridge over the Passalc River Jointly owned by the two counties. It is alleged that the accident oc curred through the carelessness of the bridge tend ers. Joseph Punzi, eight yearn old. who is alleged to have caused the death of # Maggie Floria, five yearn old, by pushing her into a bonfire In Henderson-st., Jersey City, last Saturday, was arraigned before Judge Blair In Jersey City yesterday 01 a charge of manslaughter. He was admitted to $3X> bail until the case Is investigated by the Grand Jury. Patrolman Robinson, of the Fifth Precinct, Jer sey City, distinguished himself yesterday by stop ping a runaway team of horses In Ocean-aye. The team belonged to Holmes & Coutts. and was at tached to a wagon, which was struck by a trolley car, and the animals, frightened by the pole break ing, dashed away at top speed. Alonzo Lathrop. the driver, tumbled backward in the wagon, and the lines fell to the ground. Robinson saw the runaways a block away, and, as the horses dashed by him he managed to grasp a bridlo and hung on for a short time, when he foil. He regained his feet, chased the horses and stopped them after being dragged fifty feet. The Rev. Arthur M. Thompson, pastor of the "Westminster Presbyterian Church. Jersey City, who has been confined to his home with an at tack of the grip, aggravated by a recent vaccina tion, was able to attend the Christmas exercises Thursday evening. BUMtBME roVRT RESTRAINS. w f.stern VmOH OBTADII WRTTI AGAINST SALE FOR TAXES. Trenton Dec. 2S (Special).— The tax collector of :ho mwii m UaftM, Haim County, was to-day re ¦llafl hf three, writs issued br th« Supreme Court from selling on account of unpaid taxes th« telegraph poles, wira*. instruments at otn«r per sonal property of tee Western Union Tel««raph Company within that municipality. Th« writs were allowed by Justice GarreUson. The company has not paid taxes on the property In question for ihr.. years, contending that It was Improperly assessed as personal property Instead of real es tate, with. a view of preventing any appeal from the alleged "unreasonable assessment A. B. Brewer, of New- York, secretary of the Western Union company, avers In an affidavit that the citizens of the town of Union had banded themselves together to purchase the property, and 'rnm^'Hately cut down the Doles and wires, some of which are main lines. The sale was to have taken place to-day. The amount Involved is small, but the company is fighting to establish a precedent that poles and wires should be taxed as real estate while most of the local authorities In the State insist that they should be classed as personal property. T sessment of the property in question for IW7 waa $1,600 and J3.000 for 1898 and 1*99. The company de clares that It should only have been $334 M for I*WT and $348 R0 for »ach of the two succeeding years. RROKF TT THE CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL. M LITTLE BLACK DOLL CUTS A LARGE FIOCRE IN A PATERBCK CELEBRATION. Paterson. Dec. 28 (Special).— Lulu Wortham. .1 colored girl, appeared In the. police court this af ternoon to make a complaint against Hannah Chappel, also colorad. and a rival for the atten tions of a young man named Brown. They were all at the Christmas festival of the Colored Bap tist Church last night, the principal feature of which was a monster Christmas tree laden with gifts for every one in the congregation. When Hannah was called up by the pastor she smiled as she took the package, but when she undid the wrapping and found a little black doll lying on spotless white cotton, she flew into a rage. She threw the doll at Lulu Wortham. de claring that it was she who had put it on the tree. Hannah fel! upon Lulu and tore the trimming from her hat. Lulu told the Judge that two dea cons held her, or she would have given a good ac count of herself when she was attacked by Hannah. The fracas broke up the Christmas festival. "JS THAT YOU. PAPir BUROUR SAID HE WAS. AND CHII..D WENT TO SLEEP AGAIN. A burglar who evidently has had experience with children broke into the apartments of Harry Babchin, a Jeweler, of No. 34 Newark-aye., Jersey City, early yesterday morning. In making a search for valuables in one of the bedrooms he saw that two children, Lilian, eight years old, and Sylvia, five years old, who were asleep in bed. were in his way. He carefully took the youngest child in his arms and removed her to another room. The child awoke and asked: "Is that you, papa?" "Yes, it's papa." replied the burglar. "Go to sleep now, like a good dear." The child fell asleep again. The intruder then removed the other child, and placed her in bed with the servant without awakening her. He then gathered a quantity of clothes In a blundle and took $5 in cash, including 50 cents from the trousers rocket of a boy. One of the children awoke and her cries awakened Mrs. Babchin. The burglar then left without taking the bundle of clothes. He was »een by Mrs. Babchin. who screamed, but the man escaped. The police have no trace of him. LA Holiday Clean-up of '< TH7* • «> -w w wj- try. g Fine SILKS Some of the most elegant silks in stock are affected, as well as many of the more popular kinds. Every piece that has suffered from the holiday hurry, or ; shown itself to be slow of sale at its right price is brought out for a hurry-up mark today. Such reasons as these: Pieces that are shopworn, finger-marked, - colors that sell slowly, mussed, short ends, sorts that have stayed in stock too long. Now they must go in a jiffy. The new prices will make amends for all other failings ; for truly sumptuous silks can now be bought for a trifling cost, while these very limited lots last. At $1.50, originally $9— N At $1.50, originally $4 - Fancy French Silks — white brocades with warp- Royal French Armure Silks; gray, lavender, corn pointed flowers in colors. flower, del, pink, castor, old rose, reseda and At $1.50, originally $8— da r k gray. I^ich White Moire Antique, with wide satin stripes ; At $1.50, originally $4—4 — pink ombre to white, with bunches of roses on All-silk Liberty Satins, with printings of tiny Canalae ribbon dividing the tint flowers on gray, on lavender, on yellow. At $1.50, originally $7.50- At SI, from $2— Rich White Faille, with violets in bunches and Printed Satin Liberty ; navy bine on white, black scrolls of violet satin ribbon. on white, black-and-white on gray and on laven- At $1.50, originally $6— • d «- Rich French Turquoise Satin, with stripes, bro- At $1, from $3 and $3.50 — caded with white and blossoms, and bads in Rich soft Satins, brocaded and corded into rich color on white. designs. At $1.50, originally $5.50— At 65c, from $1.25 and $1.50— Rich Side Band Silks ; pink roses and foliage on A lot of last season's Printed India Silks; laven one side, and diminishing- satin stripes make up der, gray, lilac and cieL the novelty. At $1 to $6.50, from $3.50 to $14— At $1.50, originally $5— ( A lot of French and German fancy Velvets; Rich Pekin Satin ; stripes of satin and silk are Panne Figure Satins, Chameleon Panne Velvets, divided by clusters of narrow satin stripes of Panne Velvets with silver, Fancy Panne Velvet. black, with shadow of flowers peeping between, At $I , from $5 in old rose. lain Silk Velvets, in off shades. At $1.50, originally $5— At $1, from $3.25— Satin-back French Peau de Soie; gray, yellow. p lain co i ored Velvets, in off colors, green; brocaded with garlands of white and I **. *• «_ *->-> = birds in flight; white on thise colors. t>, • ,!J„ ," J"- • . v*ien ji nll v u?n Plain colored Velvets, m cense, garnet, lavender, At $1.50, originally $4.50— rose, yeUow, violet Rich Jacquard Satins ; old rose, gray, cadet; bro- A# *. ___ ci en *_ Cc caded with reeds and stems of white satin. A^* l \ f . fOm $ '"? °to ii 5 " Velvets m these colors— old rose, gray, blue, cerist , " ' and magenta. [ Elegant DRESSES '] I _ "Under -price Ng n^ ! ¦lAI Ml "' This announces some very radical price-concessions on a number of handsome Costumes suitable for street wear. Most of the group aie imported, and all are most artistic in style and superbly tailored; th— are handsomely trimmed. Values range up to $135 — today all arc marked at SeHJenty-jfinJe Dollars a Suit Pecon.i floor. Broadway. 1 7 BRIC-A-BRAC 1 I \/nder-price J* J The Art Room has a collection of pretty things that were passed by in the holiday hurry. It's impossibla to give everything a fair show— in fact, part of the Teplitz goods was detained on the ocean on an anfortunatt vessel, and did not arrive until Christmas was over. In this lot the variety is at its best, still unpicked-froi and is a rare group of pieces at the low prices marked, which are about a third below their worth The lot includes heads, busts and figures in an entirely new finish. Prices, $5, $7.50, $10, and up to $27.50 each. From the holiday stocks come these : ~ About two hundred pieces of •— Figures, Groups and Busts. A few are slightly chipped with the holiday handling, but the greater number are perfect All are reduced a third : "** 40c, from 60c. $2.50, from $3.75. I A few fine pieces of Italian Fauna at half prices. 55c, from Sac $2.75, from $4.25. 90c, from $1.85. $6 from Sl^ * Girls' COATS \ n* This is a most favorable time to buy a really elegant coat tor a girl or ytmn<» lady at a tm liK.«i .».;„» from its real value. The two particular lots offered today come fresh and new f a maCS.r wtf kept his stock full for all demands up to Christmas day. Now he sends them to » VS^reduSS SS Tof They are as smart and handsome as any garments shown. This word of them - At $10.50, worth $15 to $18— Box coats of handsome Mack and Oxfnd — -" ,k— .) beautifully tailored and tilk lined. w ~ P»M» etanot. al Second floor, Nlntti itr«*i. JOHN WANAMAKER Formerly A. T. Stewart & Co.. Broadway, Fourth Avenue, Ninth and Teath Street* \DDITIO\ TO RUTGERS FACULTY. FRorcwom CAIATN.S. brown is THE NEW us STRUCTOn IN GERMAN AND ENGLISH. New-Brun»wlck. Dec. £> <Spe-ial>.— An addition has been made to the Rutgers College faculty. Professor Calvin 9. Brown. Ph. D., who was grad uated from Var.lerbllt University In 1888. having been secured to teach German and English, be ginning with the opening of college on January 3. In addition to his course at Vanderbilt. Dr. Brown studied at Lelpsic and other European universities He holds tho decrees of doctor of science and doctor of philosophy. For the last two years he has been an Instructor in the University of Colorado at Denver. His home in In Tennessee. The new Instructor has a reputation as an author, he having written a book entitled "Th« Later English Drama." He also edited Heath * Co.'s edition of Tennyson's works. " " w TEACHERS COMPLIMENT JERSEY LAW. RETIREMENT FUND STATUTE BROADEST AXE MOST EQUITABLE IN UNITED STATES. At the second day's session of th« New-Jersey State Teachers' Association In the auditorium of th*> Newark High School yesterday the Commu te* on Revision of the Constitution reported. The points of the report were sharply discussed. Mrs. Georgia' B. Crater read a report of the Teachers' Retirement Fund Committee. The- report said that th« New-Jersey law was the broadest and no.' equitable teachers' retirement law in th© United Addresses were made and discussions followed at the afternoon meeting. In the evening President Patton of Princeton and L. B. R. Briggs. dean of Harvard, made addresses to the teachers In the First Presbyterian Church. SEVEN EMPLOYES DISMISSED. That confidence in th« Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders ha* Increased is manifest, as seventy-rlve bids for supplies were received. Under preceding boards there were few bidders, as It was known that favorites would get the contracts. Th" Board has reduced expenses by dismissing seven employes, ami saved 16.200 a year. It is said that other unnecessary employes will be dropped DEATH OF MISS J. A. MARL ATT. Mis* Jeannette A. Marlatt. daughter of James Marlatt. a former Assemblyman, died yesterday a' her parents' house. No. SO Pacinc-st.. Newark. age<i twenty-eight. Miss Mariatt was superintendent of the Junior Christian Endeavor Society a teacher In the Hamburg PL cc Public School, in Newark and a member of the choir of the New-York Ave nue Reformed Church. She was well known In educational and church work. VTIIJ, ACCEPT THE PLACE. City Superintendent Charles B. Gilbert of th» Newark public schools, who was yesterday chosen by the School Board of Rochester. N. V .. aa Su perintendent of Schools of that city, wiil accept the place. Mr. Gilbert Is M ?et I2.')00 more than the annual salary of the former Superintendent at Rochester, the new salary being J5.00©. Mr. Gilbert achieved success in building up the public school system at Minneapolis, and went to Newark about three years ago. He has been successful in the Newark field, making many improvements In the organization aatd the teaching force. ASSISTAXT PROSECUTOR FOR BVDSOX. George T. Vickers was yesterday appointed As sistant Prosecutor of the Pleas for Hudson County by Prosecutor Erwln. to succeed Marshall Van Winkle, who resigned. Mr. Vlcker* will qualify on January 2. His appointment has provoked com ment because It was expected that some lawyer who had taken a' more active interest in politics would be chosen. The salary is $3,500 a year.