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The question cf athletics is certainly a great
one. for the athletic development of civilized peo
ples Ik one of the supreme facts and factors of
modern life. Physical training Is becoming a per
manent fashion, and Is calling to Its aid the
scholarship and wisdom of Europe and America.
In some form or other, we are told. It is now pro
viJed in nearly three hundred American colleges,
and by more than four hundred Young Men a
Christian Associations. Several hundred cities
have made It a part of the public school system
The Germans In our country have established
hundreds of gymnasiums, while athletic news Jills
more columns In the great city journals than the
a- bate* in Congress.
I meet men past middle age who are almost
ptupefVd by the widespread athletic Interest in our
country. Some of them are college men who gained
their exercise sawing wood or shovelling snow.
mowing lawns or doing other "chores." Some of
these very worthy men sigh for "the good old
times." when football and tennis, baseball and
golf, bicycling and boating were never thought of
ax a part of the college life. To me one of the
saddest sights is a middle aped or old man who
has never learned to play, who has no resources of
relaxation, who cares little for any exercise in the
outer world that is not directly and narrowly use
ful. I have known grand men wh~> have broken
down utterly and become nervous wrecks large
ly because the play element In human nature had
never l>»*-n fostered In themselves.
One thing roust be said in defence of college
athletics against much hasty criticism, and that Is
this, that physical training is under careful super
vision In all our best colleges. Men who have
made a thorough study of the anatomy of the
human body, men Mai women who have given
years of special Investigation of the problems of
health, supervise and direct the physical life of
the young people committed to their charge. Be
fore athletic contests are possible the young peo
ple of our colleges must be thoroughly examined,
and over all the physical training, so various and
bo useful, which Is now provided there Is wise and
careful oversight.
I wish first of all to speak of the moral advan
tages of college athletics. A great preacher, who
Is also an educator, said in my hearing recently
that the greatest power of morals in the modern
college Is the gymnasium. Ha said this deliberate
ly. having had wide experience with young men
and knowing- the special temptations to which they
are exposed. President Eliot wrote thnt "no Amer
ican college, wherever situated, possesses any
method of discipline which avails for the suppres
sion or exclusion of vice. The vicious student can
Snd all means of indulgence In the smallest vil
lage, and the worst vices are the stillest. It is a
distinct advantage of the German university meth
od that it does not pretend to maintain any
farental or monastic discipline over Its students,
i'lit frankly tells them they must govern them
lelves. The moral purposes of a university's policy
should be to train men to self-control and self
reliance through liberty." There is a large measure
of truth in tnis expression of opinion, but I fear
that If the j^mnaslura and the athletic field were
taken out of the modern college, we should not
be able to say, with President Eliot, that an active
and interesting university "is the safest place in
the world for young men who have anything in
them— far safer than the counting room, shop, fac
tory, farm, barrack, forecastle or ranch."
I believe that it is the general testimony of care
ful observers, and especially of teachers of physical
culture, that the athletic life Is a moral safeguard
for young men. It rives them an outlet for their
energies In the most earnest, temptable and com
bative period of physical manhood; it helps to send
pure blood to the brain: it keeps the mind from
introspection; it controls the heart in the period
when youth is most sensitive and sentimental, and
promotes an all around healthfulness.
The aroused Interest in athletics has been a great
advantage to women as well as to men, -d the i
new American woman has a physical rigor and
fortitude which give promise of a better and
stronger race. From the observations which I
have made In the last few years of the aroused
and widening interest in college a thirties. I am
persuaded that the advantage* are great and per
manent; that the evils of which I shall say a few
words later are subordinate and temporary
I always think of John Milton in his youth as a
man whose moral courage was backed by physical
courage. He wa-s a fencer, and one who loved the
outdoor life, which he has pictured in "L* Allegro"
and II Penseroso." I always think of Washlng
ton as an outdoor man, in whom th< re was an al
>ton as an outdoor man. in ¦•¦ physical, mental and
ttOfit perfect },-..¦
I moral qualities. Gladstone was a great walker
and could wield the axe with a vigor and skill ;
equal to his strength and expertness in debate.
Charles Kln»;-.l. y was an outdoor man. One who
walks through the Quadrangles of Oxford and
Cambridge and notes the English students of to
day must De dehghtea with their fresh complex
ions, their vigorous step, their cleanly look and
well groomed appearance. Few specimens of young
manhood equal to them can be found elsewhere
The German university students appear flabby and
weak in comparison. In the German army we
•cc officers who are more like the men of the
English universities, but the beer swilling and
duelling German student does not satisfy the lover
of physical strength and symmetry.
One cannot reach the age of fifty and see much
of human life- without the conviction that the
physical, after all. Is the basis of success In life, In
business. In the professions and in everything else. I
How many dyspeptic. sleepless, anxious-minced
professional men are early disabled and laid aside
because they have not early learned to take car*
or the body and had no joy in any of the outdoor
sports, some of them very simple, by which human
life and energy are prolonged.
The widened and growing enthusiasm for the
E-air.e of golf, which is fitted to men and women of ]
sixty and seventy as well as to the boys and girls
or sixteen, Is to me one of the encouraging signs of |
the times. I know a banker in Chicago whose pre
carious health made his family nervous, and cast
him into frequent fits of depression, who has been
physically regenerated on the golf links. He has
fcomethlnff that gives him a perpetual interest,
which takes him out of himself and out into God's
great world of air and sky and field An earlier
use of the driver, clique and putter would have
javea many a minister, lawyer and business man
from a nervous collapse
•m V *rl£* t ?. 1(1 that v. th * iTit of professionalism Is
fn ?h!^^?t e f* athl « Uc8 ' and there is some truth
in this criticise. , Uving in the public eye. the |
l?J.i«£ nt &th . le l « 8 miss some of the best results of '
athletic training, they get to be eelf-conscious. '
eager and erambltious - But it must be confessed
that most college athletes are modest, temperate
and self-restrained - A leading university president
IS!?^* f*' J** 1"*1 "* ago that he would rather his
£?£. had a year's training In football than to give
v??«^ year m* an Eaf;tert ' university. He thought
r.i J? £ Uld alr - more nel ln tbe battle of life
th« ll*Ku ial self-restraint, the habit of submission,
J. h £,^L r of °. llrk decision and the habit of obe
dience than he cou.d gain in any other way. Such
•ih?J fhJ?"" 11 !?* "*>' be utterly Incomprehen
sible to those who have made no study in these
lines, but there is a measure of truth ln them.
*° m * of the evils of college athletics are begin
ning to be alarmingly apparent. Too much time
Is taken ln the training of contestants for Inter
collegiate honors. The competition has become too
aharp and strong. Permissions are given by uni
versity authorities for such long and frequent
Journeys that the work of the student is often
seriously interfered with. Furthermore, men are
2m?\?'*r enrollmpnt In some colleges whose almost
exclusive interest is ln athletic* It must be con
leased that In the excitement of a great victory
college and university students sometimes plun R e
tEnuiT^K 1 dissl P aU^ It Is plain that these evils
T£2. v , ir ® the i f<:ron^ hand of college authority for
their correction. The sportsmanlike spirit is some
iiSS 8 ,.^"" 111 * * an ° n « the students tht-mtelves;
****? .1° ****!" for victory that they or their
WenQs fail i aotnet me. ln courtesy and gentlemnn
«n Ua .w*. « uall ty overdriven becomes defect."
oil good things have their evil sides, and in estl
matlnff the present condition c - athletic life in our
colleges there Is too often a tendency to magnify
the evil and to minify the pood. magniry
Il'e ?« E lol^ trend ? thl * Ur ? er and wise athletic
L 1* toward manliness, self-restraint and that
lltavtoajvicor which is a strong condition of sue
preference for a Urge measure of outdoor living
c» ce n rc ! i Ult % ar ? IS ** of Inestimable ad van tag* to
the nation destined to the primacy of the^obe If
I had the ear of the leading buslne-s men of
win be swimming and rowing
"Freddy" Colson. assistant coach of the Cornell
crews. Is mixed up with about everything that the
Itraca contingent at Pouehkeepsie does. With the
men especially he Is a constant personal adviser,
for they take their troubles to him in preference
to Courtney, who hasn't time to Investigate indi
vidual grievances. For Courtney the favorite typo
of crew man is the one who works hardest In the
beat, eats and sleeps most heartily, and— talks
Stories about Colson are already part of Cornell
rowing tradition. He was freshman coxswain in
•M. 'varsity coxswain until '9S, Including the Hen
ley year, and captain in "98. With Briggs, whose
recent somewhat romantic marriage at Pough
keepsie created much interest among the college
cn-ws there. Colson formed a well known pair.
The two "Freddies" stroked and steered many a
winning Cornell crew, and one reason for their
winning lay in the conversations these two had
during the races. Both were cool headed enough—
Bripgs. to tell how many more spurts the eight
could be forced into, and Colson to tell when a
spurt was needed and how hard to make it. Great
stories are told about these talks. Some Cornell
men tell freshmen that In the 'M race at Pough
keepsle, when the Red and White defeated Co
lumbia. Harvard sad Pennsylvania. Colson and
Briggs, after exhausting discussion about the race,
fell to making original conundrums, and did not
find conditions wholly unsulted for this mental
exercise. As Colson Is said to have put it. "they
kept the other crews guessing long enough, and
wanted to do some guessing on their own account."
Colson Is par excellence a steersman. As a fresh
man he won his spurs in the "old man's" opinion
by steering almost faultlessly the first time he
was put in a shell. The Cayuga Lake inlet on
which the Cornell boathouse is situate. l is shallow
and has many turns, and the coxswain who goes
around the turns the first time Without "letting
her run" can steer Colson did it. At Henley and
Kew-London he showed the same rare ability to
master the course at a glance Every year at
Ithaca he takes the eights out frequently and
shows that he hasn't forgotten how to coach,
captain and steer— the three functions of the cox
Colson will next year be instructor In procedure
in the Cornell Law School, having- been promoted
ni rank and salary. Last year he served on th«
Cornell Athletic Council, having been elected ad
visory member for the navy on Benjamin Ida
Wheelor's resignation.
The report of the executive committee of the
board of managers of the New-York Zoological
Society for WOO says that the work done last yaar
was largely in the nature of completing work be
gun In the fear before, but much new work has
been planned for this year. The main plans of the
grounds, and especially rf Balrd Court, have at last
been completed, and work on Balrd Court is now
in progress. The south half Is to be developed
first. The construction of the monkey house and
the lion boose will also be begun, and many Im
provements in the walks and roads will be under
Work on all the animal houses will be poshed
with the greatest possible speed, as the director
Of the park says that he baa found attempts to
keep the animals In temporary quarters have re
sultel in too many losses by death. All the ani
mal houses have been much overcrowded In win
ter, and the director thinks that It would be better
to refuse all animals (or which suitable quarters
have not been provided.
In 1000 the number of annual members of the.
society was increased by 21S, bringing the total
membership of all classes up to Ms. The society
wishes to increase the number of Its annual mem
bers to 3.0». With the Income from this number
of annual members it thinks it will be able to keep
the park supi'lW with animals and make constant
additions to the buildings This money is needefl
in addition to the city maintenance fund. For the
last two years, says the report, ther* has been a
deficiency In maintenance, and the appropriation
for this year Is bo much smaller than the amount
asked for that a deficiency is feared again. The
society asked for {-•">¦. but only ;'; ' 088 was ap
propriated. The society hopes thai by the strictrst
economy it can maintain the grounds in their pres
ent condition with this amount, but It says that i
much larrer sum will bo nc-p.l»:d next year for the
expenses of the new buildings.
On account of th« Intercollegiate boat races at
Poughkc-epsie on Tuesday between the universities
of Columbia, Cornell. Georgetown. Pennsylvania,
Syracuse and Wisconsin, the steel Long Island
Sound steamer Richard Peck will make a specie;
trip, leaving Pier No. It, North River, at Warren
gt.. at 10 a. m.. and On- - and-twenty-nlnth-
St.. North River, at ICrM a. m. The Peck Will
come to anchor at the finish of the races. The
fare for the round trir> is $1. Tickets and state
rooms are new or. sale at the Fall River Line
ticket office. Pier No. 19, North River.
Miss Reata Winfleld. a young violinist, who ha*
received considerable attention in the West and
South on the concert stage, will be heard at Man
hattan Beach with Shannon's 23d Regiment Band
next week. This is her first appearance in the
To play at Manhattan Keach
Kaet. The younp Rirl is the daughter of a family
which is Bociall> prominent In Texas. She nlaye a
Cremona dated KSi. fr»r which she has been offered
a small fortune.
The Kaltenborn Orchestra at the St. Nicholas
Garden is now in its fifth week. The orchestral
programme for to-night Includes a movement from
Tsehalkoweky's "Pathetique" symphony, Liszt's
second polonaise. Dvorak's "Nature" overture, se
lections from "Siegfried" and "Die Walkure " and
Sl°S 1 °d rk 88 u l ?iff Sal -r>,; a T,, i , los 5 kowsk1 ' Jon*™ Strauss
and Litolff . There will he harp and trombone solo*
by Messrs. Schiltze and Elm. A patriotic pro
gramme has been arranged for the night of July 4
The second week in July is to be specially marked
at the garden. Two evenings will be devoted to a
\\agner festival, and a third evening to the per*
formance of selections from Harry Rowe Shelley^
new oi>eni. "Romeo and Juliet." aneiiey s
There will be no election for lieutenant-colonel
and major In the 9th Regiment until fall. Colonel
Morris has decided to wait until all the line
vacancies are filled before ordering the election for
toe field placts. A handsome tablet is to be
erected in the armory which will contain the names
of those who lost their lives in the Civil and Span
ish-American wars and in riot duty In the St»t.
service. The tablet Is being erected* by the Active
and veteran members. ye acme
¦¦¦ ¦¦ Glen-Island-Goea-to-the-Dance the week
old daughter of Lone Dog «nd hi. squaw, held a
conttououa reception la.t week at Glen Island,
where her Sioux parents are in camp with forty
other, * the!r mbe Women and cWMren find V
COLLECTED $19,000,000.
With a view to overhauling the methods of trans
acting business prevailing In the customs service
at the principal ports of the United States. Sec
retary Ga beb 'c has of late been keeping close tab on
the Internal Revenue office of the Second District
in this city. It la scid he will adopt many of the
methods in use in Collector Charles H. Treat's
office. The cost of collecting the Internal revenue
is only Jl 55 per $IM. while the cost of collecting a
like sum in the customs service is said to be about
$3 74. It is said Secretary Gage has in view a
number of changes that will greatly reduce the
cost of doing business in the customs service.
People whi have been under tho impression that
the customs service Is the government's chief
6ource of revenue make a mistake. The figures
for last year show that, while the government re
ceived $233,164,871 through the customs service, the
Internal revenue system turned in ttt5.127,927.
Judged from receipts at the New-York office, this
fitaire will rea<-h a tctnl of eonslderabty more th.-ir.
POMn%oM for the year Just cloa
The War Revenue act transformed the lo il In
ternal revenue collector' i office for the S"o>n<] IMs
trirt into a veritable treasure house. Previous to
this law the receipts were 52.300.000. They have
now Iricrfnsed to $19,000,000, making this office only
jreond to that of Peorla. 111., which Is the centra
of i..» great distilling district of the country. At
that otlic« the receipts will probably be from J27,
(ry/.O'/i to $^.'>jo/«^).
Greater New-York has been heavily taxed under
the War Revenue ad There la collected from
it.-, three offices, namely, the first district, ltrook
ly/-.; hf-cotid district. Collector Treat's-- knnnn nj«
the Wall Street District, extending from the Bat
tery to Fourte.?nth-Ht. -nmi the third district, under
Collector Bldmai extending from Kcurtetnth-st.
to the Bronx, about 535.000.000 It Is saf'* to say
that over $20,000,000 is collected under the v.'.ir
Revenue set, or over one-Qfth the entire amount
of war revenue tax collected In tbe country.
The !aw modifying the War Revenue art will
go in' efT^ct tomorrow, and it is exre< t«'<l that
th* receipts In the New-York ar.d Brooklyn dis
tricts will fihov. a decrease of nearly SI". 1 '"".'"".
The most notable collections froi Collector
Treat's office are those from the Bile of what Is
knov.-n r.f. documentary stamps, md of tin denom
inations mainly used In Wall Street trnnsiactloriS.
26 cent. BO ctr.t, $1 and especially B ntiitni»s, $1. $S,
$:o. J3C, '»•'. ;iOf>, ;¦¦¦-¦ and ! ¦¦- denominations. The
receipts ff>.- documentary statni'.s for the last
twelve zr.c,n\\:i*. with Juno estimated, have aggre
gated $l?.S7i,'. .'¦ ¦-M z.n<l from proprietary stamps
used ir ai i tlon with m.ilcif.al arti'-len. W,.-
W5 21: from beer stamps nnd cifcar stamps,
J6H.S2I f«'.-, bankers and brokers' licenses, kno as
special taxes, 1144. 655 i".
This shows thai the business in Wall Street fur
nishes about two-thirds of the revenue of the-
Second District office. The stamp tax connected
with this ri.i.'. of business has been modified, but
the main tax of $2 per SUM on tho sale of stocks
and for the Issuance of stock by a new corpora
tion at 5 cent j>er $!0) Is yet retained.
The Produce Exchange taxes are small in com
parison. The tax of J2'i for a commercial broker.
which applies to all members of the Produce,
Cotton. Tea and Coffee exchanges, has been abol
ished under the War Revenue act, and this hiia
caused some Jealousy among 'he stock brokers.
The busiest time with Collector Treat Is In th«
month of July, for all special licenses of brokers
and bankers are taken out on July 1. which means
any time during- the first ten or fifteen days Of th«
month. There is a great ruan to pay these taxes
In time to save the 50 per cent penalty that would
be forfeited if not paid before August 1.
Collector Treat says that the propensity on the
part of many persons to defraud the government by
the use of "washed" internal revenue stamps Is
Just as strong as ever. By using chemical! to erase
the Ink used in cancelling the engraved stamp, and
then regummlng it. the offender Is able almost to
defy the government's detectives.
It Is said that the loss to the government by tho
use of washed documentary ¦tamps has been not
less than $100,000 a year. Special detectives are
kept on this work all the time, and while the
amount user! of these stamps has been a great
deal lessened, still there is a great Incentive, be
cause stamps of large denomination so manipulated
afford a tremendous temptation for excessive gain.
The 11,000, tit 1*)1 *) and $K») documentary stamps ar<>
kept In a vault. They come in thin books, and are
machine numbered. The stamps are torn off the
end of the leaf, leaving a long stub, which Is care
fully filled out, giving the purchaser's name and
other data useful In preventing the negotiation of
the stamp except by the right person. Collector
Treat sold 726 of these $1,000 stamps in the month
of April, to" of which were used In connection with
the organization of the. United States Steel Cor
60L.1> AT ONCE.
The collectors of internal revenue In this city
expect a big rush at their offices to-morrow on ac
count of the new Issue of stamps, the war tax
having been abolished and the stamps of new de
nominations having been ordered In large quan
tities. The brewers and tobacco men will want to
have stamps to affix to their products with as little
delay as possible. There was talk about opening
the offices of the collectors at midnight to-night to
enable the Internal revenue officials to cope with
the rush. It Is expected that millions of stamps will
be sold to-morrow. At the office of Charles H.
Treat. Collector of Internal Revenue for the Seo
»nd District of New-York, It was said yesterday
that the office probably would not be open for busi
ness until 8 a. m. to-morrow, because the expected
supply of new stamps had not been received there
It has been suggested that the internal revenue
stamps of small denominations, such as the two
cent stamps, might be used for postage by persona
who have supplies of those stamps on hand. The
small stamps will not be required longer for use on
ban* checks and *>ottle* of patent medicines. At
Mr. Treat office yesterday it was said that when
the war tax was first Imposed many postage stamps
were used because the internal revenue starn ,1
could not be obtained, and it la a poor rule that
will not work both ways There Is a provision
however, by which the holders of the unused Inter
nal revenue stamps can return them at the offices
of the collectors and receive the value of them.
From The Chicago Tribune
ca^erbiood^u^ Aurnip ß^ 8 neither gJJ
There will be an extra matinee performance of
"Florodora" at the Casino on July 4. The play
still continues to draw good houses.
Since the coming of "The Strollers" at the Knick
erbocker Theatre last Monday night several
changes have been made to shorten the play,
quicken its action and enliven Its passages of dia
logue. A number of new encore verses have been
added to the "Cuckoo" song of Francis Wilson,
and to the song of "Eddie" Foy, entitled I'm So
Tired." The theatre is cooled by means of a re
frißtrating plant in the basement. According to
present plans the play will continue all summer.
The Chamber of Horrors at the Eden Musee has
Undergone many changes. New groups have been
added and old groups have been rearranged. New
moving pictures will be shown hourly, with a
ch.mg- of pictures each hour. Concerts are given
Mclntyre and Heath, black face comedians, head
the bill at Keith's next week in "The Man from
Montana." A special attraction will be the first
presentation of a Japanese sketch entitled "The
Flower of Veddo," by Victor Mapes, and staged
and produced under the personal direction of Dore
Collector of Internal Reven\ie, at hi* desk
Davidson. Th- c -t includes N. 1.. Jelenko, Miss
Edith Passett. Mis.-. Kettle Bourne and Miss Grace
Gibbons. The programme continues with Dixon,
Bower and Dixon. the Folly Trio. Adams and Hen
nett. the blograph. Milt an-1 Maud Wood. John
lOefe. Ropsrau Brotl ¦ rs, Mudge and Morton.
Harry Brown arid others.
•The King's Carnival*' continues at the New-
Ynrk Theatre. The programme also Includes an
olio At the concert to-night nmvni; those who
t..k.- part arc Bedlni and Arthur. Edith Palmer.
Fields and Woley, Alice Shaw. Madge Fox. he*
Therrses. Emma Car us, Lea Dumonds, Norma
Wballey, the "Newyorkoecope"' and the Hunkl
Dorj Quartet. A ticket to the theatre admits
one to ih«- concert in th.« Cherry Bl a>m (.rove
fir ?h<- Sunday performance. The chief feature of
thn i oof L-.mi.-ri this «-wk Is "Little Tl^h" in his
blg-feet-Ilttle-body act.
The Madison Snu.ire Roof CJnnlen. renovated and
redecorated, win open for the summer season on
Wednesday evening. July 3. under the manage
ment r,( Hurry Haxnmersteln. The following Mil
will b- presented: Miss Lottie Gllson, the four
AlM>t!«n. whirlwind dancers; Boyce and Wilson,
pr»-m!>r l>!cck f;ue comedians; the Revere Sisters.
son* anl d.irv:.-; Tnudo. Japanese equilibrist; Neva
Ay mar, "coon Bhouter"; I^vito and Derelll, acro
batic musical clowns; Louis Granat, th<» whistler;
A<*He I'urvls ( >nrl, spherical serpentine (iancer,
and James Thornton, the monoloKlst. ihe prl<-a
<if admission will b< l JO r«nts. On Sunday evening
th«- farn-? MM will l>-- presented, with ?om; added
Charmton continues Ihe chief attraction at Kos
ter and Wai's roof garden. A ntw feature Is the
"May Madcap Quartet" In ii dancing and aCTO
bntlc a>-t. The programme Includes also Bessie
Taylor Hlckey, McNamee, clay modeller; John Le
Clalr, remedy Juggler; Derenda and Breen. club
jiiKfTlers La Petite Ril>a. songs and dances, and
the Qlenroy Brothers. In a boxing act. Sunday
conceits will be given this afternoon and evening.
The programme at Tony Pastor's this week in
etadea George B Alexander, la 'The church
Across the Way"; Ford anii Dot West, in bur
lesque: Miss Lillie Western, xylophone soloist;
Nelson "ti-i ICilledge, In "Glass Put In"; Loney
Haskell, humorist: Frank O'Brien, as "The Dlssl
pated Gentleman"; Howe and Scott, two real
Hebrews: Dailey anil Yokes, in "Married n Haste";
Fdstelle and Emmett, in comedy and songs; Nel
bop and Coteman, in an original character sketch;
l>anii-l J. Harrington, the ventriloqulal wonder:
t r t i. ~ t < < i Blst i.. hi boos dances and characters;
Frank B. Poynton, author, singer and mimic, and
the American Vitagraph lift- Motion pictures.
At Proctor's Twenty-third Street Theatre the
stock company thi* week preai nt.-; Holan<l Heed's
three act farce. "Lvnd M«- Your Wit.'.'" Mr. Heed's
original part of the trusting uncle. Abner Tarbox.
will be played by Chariee S. Abbe: Dick Easily, by
Charles M. Beay; Tom Hunting, by CecU Magnus;
Dpsslti Hunting, by Beatrice Morgan, and Hitty
Tarbox, by Florence Heed, daughter of Roland
Reed, clement Bcott'f one act drama, "The Cape
Mail, ' will precede "Lend Me Your Wit*. F.va Vin
cent, Duncan Harris, Cecil Magnus, L. P. Hicks,
ciara Dickey and Florida Pier will enact its charac
ter*. Continuous concert* are given at all the
Proctor houses on Sunday.
"Turned Up" will be produced this week at Proc
tor's Fifth Avenue Theatre. The character of
Cutaway Bones, the lugubrious undertaker, will be
played by Sumner Card. Cleopatra, the "Queen of
the Congo," whom Bones presents as the widow of
Captain Medway. will be played by Hilda Hllstrom.
Others in the cast are Francis Kingdon, as General
Baltic; Frank Kendrlk. as Captain Medway; Wallace
Krsklne. as George Medway; Margaret Bonney. as
Wed way's widow; Julie Marie Taylor, as her daugh
ter; Mathilde Deshon. as Mrs. Pannall. and May
Holahan as Ada Baltic. The curtain raiser will ba
the English rnedletta. "Pink and White." Arthur
Mattland will have the leadiiii: Dart. Continuous
As Valledo In "Florodora."
variety performances will be given between the
The farce. "Lost. Twenty-four Hours, " will be
given this week at Proctor's East Fifty-eighth Street
Theatre. William Beckwith plays David Swift, and
other parts are taken by Richard Cochrane. Ralph |
Dean, George Friend, Charles B Hawkins. Lucille
Flaven. Carol Arden. Esterbrook Galloway, Beseie j
Lestlna and Kathryn Powell. The comedietta "To ¦
Oblige Benson" will precede "Lost. Twenty-four
Hours." with Charles B. Hawkins. George Friend.
Ralph Dean. Esterbrook Galloway and Carol Arden
in the various characters.
"AH the Comforts of Home" will be presented
this week at Proctor's One-hundred-and-twenty
flfth Street Theatre. The parts are taken as fol
lows: Frederick Truesdell as Hastings. Burrell Bar
baretto aa Tom. George C. Staley as Bender, Anita
Hcndrte as his wife. May Blayney as the daugh
ter, nnd Helen MacGregor as Fifl.
Jacob Litt. proprietor of the Broadway Theatre,
signed contracts yesterday with H. W. Savage, for
the appearance of the Castle Square Grand English.
Opera Company for a period of six weeks at the
Broadway Theatre, beginning on Monday. Sep
tember 16. A series of grand operas will be pre
sented in English at popular pricea. Mr. Savage
will have a number of principals in his organiza
tion who were under his management at the
Metropolitan Opera House last fall, with a number
of new voices. The chorus will include fifty per
sons. Two operas a week will be presented dur
ing the season at the Broadway, and the repertoire
will include "Aida." "Lohengrin." "Tannhauser."
"La Boheme," "La Gloc.onda." "Faust." "Car
men." "Martha." "Romeo and Juliet." "II Trova
tore." and the double bill. "Cavalleria Rusticana"
and "I Pagllaccl."
Two theatres closed last night because of the hot
spell. They were the Herald Square, at which 'The
Brlxton Burglary" has been played, and the Gar
rlck. where Miss Ethel Barrymore last night gava
her a*>th performance in "Captain Jinks of the
Horse Marines." Willie Collier, in "On the Quiet."
also brought his run to an end last week, and Is
now restins at St. James's. Long Island.
"The Bespar Student," which was revived by the
Parry Opera Company last Thursday evening, will
be continued this week at Terrace Garden.
Variety has taken the place of comic opera on
the roof of the American Theatre.
The chief features of the programme at Ham
mersteins Paradise Gardens are retained for this
week. Some new features have also been added.
Max Flgman hns been entraged to play nt the
Manhattan Theatre next season In support of Mrs.
Miss Mary Hampton will star next season in
"The Gay Mr. Goldstein," which will be presented
In this city In the fall.
New- becomes more cosmopolitan with every
year, and It will not be long before there is a tor
eign quarter in the city for every country within
the bounds of civilization. Some already have more
than one. ft has not been long since such a place
as a Greek quarter was unknown. Now nine-tenths
of the Greeks in the city live In the vicinity of
Roosevelt and Madison sta. Their quarter is al
most as distinct as the Chines? quarter, although
It is not so large. If one can tell a Chinese store
by the signs on the windows, there can never be
any doubt about a Greek store. They continue to
use letters of that classical alphabet which begins
with Alpha and ends with Omega, and whose most
practical use in America would seem to be the fur
nishing of names to college secret societies.
Every foreign quarter must have Its restaurants,
with mysterious bills of fare, its cafes and drinking
places, with their strange foreign wines and he
wildering liquor mixtures. The Greek quarter la no
exception in- this regard, but moat of the res
taurants have not attracted attention because of
their cheapness and because they loot co much
like the other eating places In the vicinity. This
was before a bit of old Athens was put down at
No. 33 Meiilisn el in th*> shape of the Cafe Eyzan
tlan. It is the "real thins." SO the better class si
Greeks say, quit like the cafes of their far away
The room Is finished in deep red. and the curtains
are of the same color. The tables and chairs are
also in red. a black piano and large eboriy framed
mirrors give the d^tred contrast. The thick mat
ting on the floor has a red stripe.
"You must have a semblance of luxury to
please the well to do Greeks." said th» proprietor,
one John Leres "A piano and a few stringed In
struments .ire necessary, for the Greeks like ir.usti*.
They gather h^re for friendly games of card?, or to
chit over the latest newspapers from Greece, or to
transact business Americans ' — come here, as
they do to the Italian ami French places "
Will you try a cup of our Turkish coffee" he
'I shouldn't think you would drink anything
Turkish after your war experience." i' 1 ' the visi
tor. "It is not' exactly patriotic. 13 It"
The Greek did not answer, but went into a cur
taimd room. He came out shortly with two steam
ing cups fill-d with thick, brown liquid, resembling
chocolate more than coffee. I' was strong and
sweet but very pleasing to the taste. The grounds
were In the cup. but they stuck in a paste to the
"How is It made?" was the curious mans ques
1 "You must have the best Turkish .-off In the
first place." said the Greek. 'Take a teaspponful
of eoffe« and the same amount of sugar and brew
them together, as you would a pot of tea. else!
Greeka like our coffee better than anything ems,
an Then l came a' brandy 1 "chaser." which burned out
the peculiar taste of the coffee A"i antespan ' cake
was next offered. It is white ami somewhat h^avy.
but very sweet. It had a hole in the centre. like a
New-England doughnut A glass of •mastlcha.
a liquor resembling Holland gin in color, if not in
taste, was the nightcap.
An American Jewish Historical Exhibition, much
on the lines of the Anglo-Jewish Historical Ex
hibition in London in ISS7. will be held here in the
winter of 1901-'O2.
At the last annual meeting of the American Jew
ish Historical Society. In Philadelphia, in Pec m
ber, a special committee was appointed to consider
the advisability of the project. Oscar S. Straus.
Judge Mayer Sulzbergcr and Jacob H. Schiff served
on the committee having the subject under consid
eration. The committee reported in favor of the
project, and Its conclusions were embodied in the
Th,- committee Is strongly of the opinion that an
exhibition such a* has beer sketched out would do
credit to th.- Jewish name in America and con
vince the American people that its Jewish section
has played a worthy part in Its annals from the
very beginning and is un integral part of It; would
greatly stimulate and advance the study of Ameri
can Jewish history, and. above all, would awaken
Interest In Jewish matters, not alone in the outside
world, but among Jews at large themselves.
The council thereupon unanimously resolved that
such an exhibition should be held, and an execu
tive committee of fifteen was appointed for the pur
pose, which consist* of the following:
New-York, Oscar S. Straus, Max J. Kohler. Jo
seph Jacobs, N. Taylor Phillips Professor Morris
Loeb, Professor Richard Gottheil, Leon Huhner
and George IMlm.nn: Philadelphia, Mayer Sula
berger and Dr. Herbert Friedenwald; Baltimore,
the Rev. Dr. William Rosenau; Chicago, the Rev.
Dr. B. Felsenthal; Cincinnati, the Rev. Dr. Phillip
son; Galveston. the Rev. Henry Cohen, and Sun
Francisco, the Rev. Jacob Voors.inger.
Dr. Cyrus Adler. of the Smithsonian Institution,
of Washington, has been elected president of the j
The executive committee has already entered
upon Its work, and the various committees on site,
on publicity, on bibliography, etc.. have been or
ganized. As the committee desires to put Itself
Into direct communication with intending exhibit
ors at the earliest possible date, a regular office,
with adequate facilities, will soon be obtained. In
the mean time, all communications in connection
with the exhibition are to be addressed to its
secretary. Mix J. Kohler No. 115 East Seventy
firs t-st., this city.
Official figures from National Guard headquarters
for the average attendance of drills in the last six
months of the drill season show the 7th Regiment
to be In the lead of the infantry organizations with
a percentage of 90 01. The percentages of other
commands are as follows: Second Regiment. SIS 9;
74th. 85.32; 23d. 86.51; lith. 82 11; 71st. 51. 29; 9th. 79.:,7;
65th. 78.11; 69th. 77.56; 22d. TIM; Uth. 76.25; Sth. 76.11;
47th. 74.73. and Ist Regiment, of separate com
panies. 80.27. In the batteries the Ist is the high
est, with a percentage of 92.02. and Troop C Is the
highest in the cavalry, with 91.21. The 13th Regi
ment of Artillery has a. percentage of 86.57; the
2d Signal Corps leads the signal organizations
with a percentage of 90.79.
From The Waterbury American.
The ' front page of The Tribune to-day is given
up to a group picture of the graduating class at
Yale. The following boys from Waterbury are In
the class, and a number of them can be easily
recognized: Charles Benedict Buckingham, Lewi*
Edwards Fulton. John William loy, Frederick
Grlswold Mason Merrirt Hemlnway Merximan.
Allan Harvey Richardson George Lather White.
Jr.. and Osden Watson Whii*.
oir. for i-ouF.r: :• • -:: full.
San Francisco, June 21).— The Fair estate cas%
which has dragged along in the courts for six
and a half years, will probably be settled this
summer. Everything is ready for the dis
tribution of the $20.0x>,000 among the thre»
children of the Comstock milltcnaire. Though.
Senator Fair made an elaborate will, which was
drawn by expert lawyers, it proved to be de-
I fective, and was finally thrown out of court
because it tied up his millions in a trust that
was antagonistic to American law. The con
test of the will was made by Mrs. Craven, a
woman who claimed to be Fair's widow, hut
her case was shattered by proof that the docu
\ ments she depended on were forgeries. The
lawyers in the Fair case have presented claims
amounting to $2,000,000, and the three execu
tors, demand $100,000 each. The three heirs.
Mrs. Hermann Oelrichs and Mrs. W. K. Vander
bilt. of New- York, and Charles L. Fair, of San
Francisco, will receive about ?G.000.000 each.
The Market Street Railroad Company has Just
finished an enormous oil tank to hold 1,260,000
gallons of Kern County oil for fuel for its power
house. The tank is ninety feet in diameter and
thirty-one feet high, and made of steel. A,
month will be required to fill it. The ilonte
Cristo Oil Company, of Kern County, has taken
the contract to supply the oil for three years.
The saving on fuel by the use of oil will bo
large. The oil burning apparatus is now on,
its way from the East, and scon the various
power houses will be supplied with the new
fuel. The Market Street company will also be
gin building In a few days a new electric power
plant at North Beach, near the Blackpoint mili
tary reservation. The plant will have a ca
pacity of 12.00»> horse power.
Negotiations are in progress for the transfer
of the Sutter-st. cable car line to the Balti
more syndicate that recently purchased the San
Mateo electric road. The sale will include the
Larkin and Sutro lines. The cable road Is capi
talized for $2,000,000 and the Sutro electric line
for §400,000.
The Director of the Mint. George E. Roberta,
is here on an inspection tour. After examining:
the branch mint here he will make a tour of th 3
coast before his return to Washington.
Louis A. Garnett, a well known authority on.
coinage and assaying, died this week at Pacific*
Grove. Garnett was the metallurgical officer of
the San Francisco mint in the early days, and
was also the founder of the present Selby
Smelting Works. He was the author of several
of th" coinage laws of tie United States, and
suggested the creation of the Mint Bureau at
Washington. His last work was as a member
of the monetary commission in 1597.
Blanche Bates made a big hit this week at
the Columbia Theatre as Cigarette In "Under
Two Flags." The full New-York company and
the stags, furnishings were brought out by
Charles Frohman. and the result is that th-»
play will probably draw full houses for four
weeks, even in this dull vacation season. Next
week at the Grand Opera House The Frawley
Company will open an eight weeks' engage
ment, with ¦ J. Morgan as the star. They will
first present "The Only Way." with Morgan a3
Sydney Carlton.
Major-General Samuel B. Young will relieve
General Shafter next month in command of th*
Department of California. General Young is
popular here, where he served as colonel of th*
4th Cavalry at the Presidio for several years.
The engagement was offlcially announced her©
this week of Miss Clara Huntington. daughter
of H. E. Huntington. and Gilbert Brook Per-
Una, of New- York, son of old Judge Perkins, of
Covington. Xv Miss Huntington has travelled
much, and she is also an expert horsewoman.
The death of Mrs. Mary Gwin. widow of th*
first United States Senator from California.
ends the long life of a woman who for year 3
was a prominent social figure at the national
capital and afterward the leader of the South
ern colony in San Francisco.
Eight hundred students have registered at tha
summer school of the University of California.
Among the prominent educators who will da*
liver lectures are Professors Barrett Wendell, of
Harvard, on English literature; John Dewey.
of Chicago, on psychology; Henry Morse Ste
phens, of Cornell, on modern European history;
Liberty H. Bailey, of Cornell, on horticulture.
and James M. Wilson, irrigation expert of the
United States Department of Agriculture, on Ir
rigation. Special lectures on irrigation will ba
delivered by a number of California authori
ties. The summer school will be largely at
tended by farmers, as special prevision has been
made for lectures on agriculture and horticult
A special complimentary luncheon was given,
to J. C. Stubbs, third vice-president of the
Southern Pacific company, to-day, by resident
agents of Eastern and transcontinental Man
on the m of his departure for Chicago to as
sume charge of the traffic business of the Har
rintan roads. To Mr. Stubbs was presented a
finely engraved silver plate of invitation, which,
bear? the name of his hosts.
Civil Justice Joseph, in the XVlth District
Court, yesterday rendered an important decision
in the case of Edward Jones, of No. 277 Greenwlch
st., tins' the Lancashire Fire Insurance Com
pany. loan brought suit t» recover $129 for dam
ages done to hN place of business by the explesfca
In the Tarrant Building on October 29. BM There
was no fire in Mr. Jones's offices. His policy con
tained the usual clauses and conditions adopted by
the Board of Underwriters. The justice found for
the Insurance company, saying:
This is purely a question of law. It is indisput
able that the loss was caused by the explosion,
though the explosion of itself may have been
caused by fire. Neither f*re nor heat caused tba
damage, and no injury could have been suffered had
it not been for the explosion. The explosion may .
be traceable to the fire, but the fire did not causa
the damage. md, under the exceptions contained li»
the provisions of the pclicy. it did not m 'tOSS
losses by an explosion which was In itself the re
sult of fir.- The finding of the court hi for the
I !e Reszke method).
Lately returned to Nevr-York after a lengthy lojoura
In England and Oermanv.
Mme. Helene Maigille
• 1.21+-15 CARNEGIE HALL.
The Clavier Piano School
i II wkst ;:::i> st.
TEACHER OF SINGING admiral Art Dept.. Adelvht Col
lege. French Diction. Res. Studio. 127 McDonoush St,
llklyn. N. V atsams, IS* Fifth Aye. Mon. ami Thursday*
Mme. Louise h'dlcombe,
ARI C niICCT Studio. ME. 2M St Room 10.
vAIIL C- yUrrl, Tuesdays and Fridays.
VVM H. BARBLR, teacher of ptano.
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