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ACADEMY OF MUSIC— 2— S:I5 — 'Way P- 1*:!1 *:! £>*<■
W.I"! TMKATOB— 2— «=3»— Auctioneer.
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the flft.
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WWDKBBDAY, NOYKMREU '27. 19«1.
THF W&WS THIS UORXTXG.
FOREIGN.— There was more fighting on the
way between Panama and Colon, and the Lrib
i eral troops retreated for lack of ammunition, ar
ter a hundred Conservatives had been slain,
►and the Conservatives marched to within a
(-short distance of Colon, where another fight is
•expected. ===== Unusual honor was paid in Lon
i don by a military guard to the body of the late
? <3erman Ambassador. Count yon Hatzfeldt, on
It* removal to Victoria Station, on the way to
'-Germany, and the action was regarded as sig
1 nificant." == David Mills, Minister of Justice
•In Canada, discusses In the December "Empire
• HevJew" the British territorial claims in Cen
tral America at the time of the Clayton-Bulwer
'Treaty :— filr Wmmam Reid In "The Nine
teenth Century" Bays that Continental nations
have been ursine the United States to Inter
: vene in the Boer war. r== The. historic Battle
• Abbey In England, waft sold at auction for
;±2<>mV«">- the name of the purchaser was not
• disclosed, but It was asserted that he was not
an American. ===== Sir Thoman Llpton is ex
pected to contest for the America's Cup next
'year with Shamrock 111. ===== The difficulties
► rietween Chill and the Argentine Republic arc
Jin process of adjustment, and no fighting is
f expected.
" DOMESTlC— President Roosevelt i.s expected
fto recommend in his message a substantial re
duction in the duties on raw sugar from the
{Philippines and Cuba, and representatives of
lsugar interests are gathering in Washington to
•flght the proposition. - Secretary Root .in
Ithe first section of his annual report, reviews
the work of the army and discusses relations
-with Cuba, urging that a reciprocity arrange
ment be promptly made. ===== Twenty men
•were killed and twenty-seven injured by a boiler
explosion in Detroit. ===== The new issue of
i s:jri,,Ki.i<(t(» common stock of the Baltimore and
(Ohio Railroad means the creation of a new
•system under Pennsylvania influence. = The
switchmen's strike in Pittsburg made no head
•way. ===== The striking miners in Kentucky
Lave established a new camp and threaten more
[trouble. z=-=^z- - The jury in the trial of John L.
mple. a Camden iN". J.) lawyer, charged with
nit.lii ;ty in the manufacture of counterfeit
l>!ate.«. disagreed and was discharged. :■• - ~ The
appraisers of the estate of the late President
. ; Kinley have filed their report.
U ClTY.— Stocks were irregular at small final
* <•:,. me -. r-_ Mayor-elect Low announced that
Ik- would not make public any of his appoint
! .... several weeks, and that he would
make them all public at one time. == There
r "\vas a rublic inspection of some of the recent
'acquisitions at the American Museum of Nat
rural History. ===== Richard Croker declared
,that be ty is ready to do anything to produce
Jarmony in the Democratic party in this State.
t It was learned that there was a move
anent among real estate men for a change of the
)real estate auction rooms from the offices of
fester F. Meyer and Richard Crcker. ===== a
{syndicate In which is Alfred G. Vanderbilt
|t»oujcht a large piece of land on Washington
•H^itrhtP. = W. C. Osborn was chosen presi
ident of th« Children's Aid Society. == By a
•derision of the Board of Classification the gov
ernment may have to refund a large amount of
•customs paid by importers of Indian goods.
t A workman on the Third-aye. elevated
•railroad was ground to pieces under a train.
jr Firemen discovered evidences of arson
'■after flames in a tenement house had been put
cut. ' Three more deaths from lockjaw, af
ker vaccination, took place at Camden. N. J.
THE WEATHER.— Forecast for to-day: Fair
and cold. The temperature yesterday: Highest,
IT degrees; lowest. 24; average, '■'■".
er///" POLICE AVB EXCISE LEGISLATION.
Whatever may l>e the defe<-ts of our present
*^xci<e law. there j- not the slightest reason to
«lotibt that the coming city administration can
*ioa! effectively with police corruption. Colonel
nrtrhtje is right in saying: "Blackmail can
»•!*• eradicated, but it cannot be done in twenty
*'iot!i- hour*. It will require a little time, but it
••can be done." Possibly he is a trifle too s.nn
fiuiue in the view: All that the men in the §e
••]i.-!'-ti::ein it-quire is the assurance that as long
KtS They do iheir lull duty they will be re
••uanied." There are hundreds of honest men
■jrho would Thus find the chance to do their duly
di! That sma necessary, hut it is to be feared
nhiiT there are also some men in the department
■who would practise extortion and blackmail on
TluH- own account unless strict measures were
■V!ko;i To prevent them. It was with such men
In mind i!i:it Mr. Roosevelt, when* Police Com
missioner. Jiegan the extremely strict enforce
ment of the Sunday laws, lit felt that all the
«han<-c~ of blackmail which lurked in unen
f..i<-.-il laws must be cut off from the police, and
that as a moral Tonic they j eded to be taught
The impossibility of any compromise with viola
tion of The loner of law.
This policy had a good effect on the police, but
lis effect was less good on a portion of the
(•oinniuuity which was more concerned to pur
sue it* own babits in peace than to be offered as
a sacrifice to police reform, At present the pre
vailing opinion seems jo be that this part of the
community as well as the police must have con
*.ideration. hence the talk of amending the ex
<!<e law so that popular -wants may be met
without polh-c laxity. If The law Is not
amended, and the liberty of a cosmopolitan
population is left more or less to police dis
cretion, will it be possible to break up black
mailing as » system? Colonel Partridge did this
In Brooklyn twenty years ago under Mayor
Low. There was no complaint of "blue laws"
under him: 01: the other hand, some extremists
thought the administration too tender of the
!»e<!' interests; but the police discipline was such
that the liberty allowed was not habitually or
flagrantly made the excuse for extortion. The
assurance now of the man commonly spoken of
as the probable head of the Police Department
that blackmailing can be eradicated by disci
pline is therefore entitled to hopeful consid
eration.
Doubtless some changes in the oxci.se law
urojild make the discipline easier of enforcement
! On the other haud, some rigorous discipline,
even under difficulties, may throw light on the
problem of liquor law revision, about -which
the most intelligent and the most conscientious
citizens now differ so much. It is at present
hard to «a.v just how much of the evil charge
able to the excise law is inherent in it and how
much is due to police methods. Doubtless the
most generally condemned feature of the statute
Is the provision under which the so-called
"Raines law hotels" flourish. These places are
certainly centres of the most abominable
immorality. No doubt with the best of inten
tions it was planned to trive Sunday privileges
like those of a home to guests in -pood faith of
reputable hotels. The result has been entirely
different. Not only bare mere drinking places
been turned into "fake hotels." but also they
have been turned into what are practically dis
orderly houses with a certain legal status. There
is no question that this business oupht to be
broken up. but difficulty Is encountered when
the attempt is made to outline a new law which
will Rive reasonable liberty to reputable hotels,
small and modest as well as large and sumptu
ous, and at the same time cutoff the unforeseen
abuses which have grown up under the present
law Tossibly a vigorous, honest and discreet
police administration might in itself remedy
many of these abuses. It is not hard to tell a
reputable from I disreputable hotel, and it would
be interesting to know how far the disreputable
hotel is dependent for existence on police blind
ness to things which could be stopped under the
law as it is. Such a demonstration would en
able the State to legislate more intelligently for
the abolition of the defects inherent in the law
which allows such hotels to exist.
It is not likely, even if any changes should be
made In the law. that the bills could be passed
for some time after the first of the year, and it
i<! to be hoped that a police commissioner be
ginning at once to do what Colonel Partridge
says can be done will succeed jn clearing up a
great many doubts about the direction which
excise legislation should take. An ounce of
demonstration as to where the law honestly and
sanely administered fails is worth more than a
pound of speculation based on the ill effect of
the law when used as an instrument of black
mail and a protector of crime by those set to
enforce it.
Ec promotions.
If Commissioner Murphy were doing some
thing he himself was not ashamed of in his
wholesale promotions of patrolmen to be detec
tive senreants he would not hide his acts under
a blanket. He says these promotions are all
made solely for merit, but instead of making
announcement of these excellent men whose
ivork he dcliphrs to honor he keeps the names
to himself as tang as possible, and the public
only knows who the servants are whom it oupht
to be proud of when the newspaper reporters
tan pick up the information by chance some
days after the promotions. Then as likely as
not it is found thai the men advanced above
old detectives for their alleged superiority in
detective work are favored wanlmen w ho were
put in the detective bureau only two or three
days before being made detective sergeants.
These detective serpeant promotions offer •
convenient way of dodpinp competitive exami
nations on the road from patrolman to sergeant
Therefore it needs no especially well developed
detective instinct to guess why Commissioner
Murphy is discovering so many deserving cases.
The old Police Board, under the presidency of
•'Barney" York, succeeded in making a lot of
political promotions, but the subsequent action
of the State Civil Service Commission in pro
nouncing the process illegal, while it did not
undo what had been wrongfully done, did make
impossible ■ repetition of the same procedure.
A convenient "joker" jammed into the revised
charter last winter gives the wished for oppor
tunity to pot the useful wardmen in good places
before Tammany rocs out of office. The Com
missioner has power to make detective ser
peants at will, and he is now exercising it
freely. These detective sergeants on January 1
wiil by the 'joker" be made to rank as full
serpeauts. along with those who have passed
Civil Service examinations after long service in
the police ranks.
Humor has it that the men so signally favored
with stormproof berths and advanced salaries
in the hour of Tammany defeat are having to
pay heavily. Commissioner Murphy expresses
surprise and doubt, but that means nothing.
Commissioner Murphy doubts everythinp that
it is not convenient for Devery and the black
mailers to have him believe. It may well be
that men who have a hand on the machinery of
promotion are usinp it for all it is worth in
these last days of power and making Mr.
Murphy's favorites divide the fruits of their
good fortune. Whether they are or not. cer
tainly the activity of Mr. Murphy in swelling
the 11st of detective sergeants from sixty last
February to one hundred and six now. when he
knows that his action means hardening the city
under the next administration with an unneces
sarily large body of regular sergeants with high
pay and permanent tenure, is nothing short of
scandalous.
WHY THEY ARE DISLIKED.
Transportation managers in this city indulge
from time to time in expressions of genuine or
well feipned surprise and grief at the general
failure to pive them credit for their labors in
the public interest. They would have it appear
that they regard this as a piece of injustice,
that they think they ought to be regularly
praised instead of frequently censured, and are
deserving of a large measure of popularity.
They point to the improvements which they
hasten to introduce at great expense; to the
quickened service, the large nnd handsome cars
they run, the electric lighting, the new routes
they open at ■ loss and the liberal transfer sys
tem. Now. there is some warrant for these en
comiums. The transportation companies have
undoubtedly done more for their patrons in re
cent years than they used to do. That one of
them in particular which has absorbed most of
the business has evinced a somewhat notable
understanding of the fact that solicitude to ac
commodate the public is profitable, and for such
enlightened self-interest the Metropolitan man
agers are not to be sneered at. but commended.
How. then, has it come alwut that the public
attitude calls for lamentations on their part—
Th.ii their company is in fact unpopular? Well,
in our opinion one valid explanation is found in
their selfish adoption and crafty furtherance of
Midi schemes as that on which we recently com
mented, for the appropriation to their uses of
the great reutral Bridge and viaduct, on which
they mean to install overhead trolleys as soon
as they have procured by some means the neces
sary authority. That invaluable connecting link
between the parks and driveways on this side
of the Harlem and those beyond it they are re
solved to seize without the slightest regard to
the rights and interests of the people by whom
it was built, at great cost, under restrictions
which were intended to preserve it forever from
precisely sue!* an encroachment as the Metro
politan company, now controlling the ill begot
ten Huckleberry line, is apparently on the verge
of making. The operation of cars on the Cen
tral Bridge by overhead wires will render its
use by light vehicles extremely inconvenient
and unsafe. Iv consequence the Speedway and
the upper park drives will become far less read
ily accessible than they now are. and in sill
probability a great many persons to whom they
have lately been a sourtf of enjoyment will not
make an effort to reach them Ht the risk and
VEW-VOBK DAILY TRIBUNE. WEDNESDAY. NOVEMBER 27. 1901.
inconvenience of encountering the swift stream
of trolley traffic.
Doubtless the Metropolitan company can make
provable use of ■ bridge at that point, and
doubtless its argument is that the public wants
one. Why, then, should not the company build
its owu bridge, a? other railroads have built
theirs, instead of cajoling the authorities into a
pros* betrayal of the common welfare? Of
course, it is thrift. The Metropolitan sees no
reason why it should pay for what the com
munity can be compelled to surrender free of
Chaige. Presently, perhaps, it will demand the
City Hall Park for car sheds and the City Hall
for offices.
It is by performances like this that transpor
tation companies earn the execrations which
they pretend to consider unaccountable. The
selfish and impudent acquisition of BUCh a privi
lege through treacherous amendment of a pro
hibitive law at Albany and the abuse of influ
ence flt home, rankles in the public mind, and
annuls ev?ry claim to popular goodwill which
attention to the comfort of passengers would
naturally establish.
THE CHILDREN'S AID SOCIETY.
The revolving year again brings the work
of the Children's Aid Society to public notice
throuph its annual report, of which we print a
summary elsewhere in this issue. It is an old
story, bat an eloquent one. of boys and girla
rescued from miserable surroundings and sent
into the country or sheltered here, introduced
to decent associations, perhaps put into day
or evening schools, and thrs in many ways
cheered, comforted and imbued with a purpose
to become respectable citizens in spite of all the
hard obstacles which misfortune has set in iheir
way Such work is a blessing not only to those
for' whose sake it is primarily done, but to the
whole community, which thereby escapes the
manifold and cumulative burdens which vicious
lives impose. In a true sense and a high degree
it is economical. By a comparatively small
expenditure it saves an immense prospective
waste.
The society appeals once more to its record
for proofs of its claim to a -onerous support.
One fact mentioned in its report deserves par
ticular notice and ought to have a practical
effect. A proup of Italians who attended one of
the society's schools years apo. in order to sip
nify their' appreciation of what was .lone for
them nnd to help another generation similarly
situated, have raised amonp themselves by
undoubted sacrifices the sum of ?I.:?<h> and
turned ir over to the society, in the hope that
ir may lend to the establishment of another
Industrial school in "Little Italy" for the chil
dren of Italian immigrants. Then- is a line
flavor about that gift, and we earnestly hope
that it may beget other contributions sufficient
for the excellent purpose to which it has been
devoted.
OT*W THINGS IN ATHENS.
"When St. Paul was among the philosophers
of the Epicureans and the Stoics >n Mars Hill it
was said that 'all the Athenians and strangers
•'which were there spent their time in nothing
"else but either to tell or t<> hear some new
"thing." The students among the modern
Greeks seem to have been agitated furiously
over a new ttiing, n translation of the Gospels
into the vernacular of the AxropolLs and the
Pineus. Paul said to his audience in the centre
of Aehaian culture: "Ye mt-u of Athena. I per
ceive that in all things ye are 100 superstitious."
The young men or Atti.a in this generation
seem to be as superstitious ac the Grecians to
whom the teatmaker of Tarsus spoke BO plainly.
And they have broken out Into rioting over ;i
new version of the New Testament When
Jacob said to Reuben. "Unstable as water, thou
shalt not excel." he prefigured the chief charac
teristic of the Athenian student <>f to-day, dol a
Reuben in some things, but certainly ■ Reuben
with respect to testability and possibility of
excellence.
Jacob knew Ketiben as Paul of Tarsus knew
those old Athenians and the old Cretans :iN«>.
Paul's opinions of the people of thai wonder
ful oligarchy, which was foremost In the thrust
ing back of the Persian Invasion at Marathon
and Balamis, and of the inhabitants of the tel
and Of Minos, of Theseus and the Minotaur, af
ford ample food for thought to the ethnologists
of this century. But what are we to s:i.v nt tli>-
Back Bay Athenians who are buzzing like the
wasps of Aristophanes over the startling and
unexpected triumph of Cambridge Olympians
against the Connecticut protagonists at fool
ban?
GERMAN COMMERCIAL POLICY.
The Herman Government goes <>n with Its
tariff bill, inspired if not dictated by the Agra
rians and Junkers, apparently In expectation of
enacting it Into law. It may indeed enaci it
a< a basis on which to negotiate those commer
cial treaties upon which the Emperor has so
strongly set his heart. For other nations than
the United states have learned the value of a
high tariff in trade diplomacy, as a sort of
commercial capital from which to grant con
cessions in return for favors received- Oppo
sition to it is strong, however, and may succeed
in forcing a postponement of i f until after the
coming general elections.
The ideas which animate the government in
urging this measure are set forth in a recent
issue of the "Cologne Gazette,'" the utterances
of which are always important and often <>ili
dally authoritative. That journal defends the
action of the National Liberals in joining the
Agrarians in support of the new tariff, although
it admits the measure is calculated to benefit
agriculturists perhaps at the expense of other
classes. •'Agriculturists must be sustained," it
argues, "because their virility is now needed
"more than ever before for the great tasks
"which lie before Germany in her world policy."
Evidently it believes thai
A bold peasantry, their country's pride.
When once destroyed can never he supplied —
and so the new tariff is meant to protect the
peasantry from destruction. The "Gazette"
admits that Germany's industrial and commer
cial supremacy is to be won and maintained, if
at nil. by hard struggles against natural disad
vantages. Productive conditions in Germany,
it says, are not by any means the best in the
world. "Coal and iron do not lie close to each
other, as they do in America." It also deplores
and condemns the blind policy of the Agrarians
in opposing the construction of inland water
ways, contrasting it with the vast development
of transportation facilities in the United States,
in spite of which folly it repeats that German
agriculture must for some years be protected
and assisted at the expense of the industrial
classes.
The ""Cologne Cazette" then makes it clear
that the United States is held in view more
than any other country in framing the new
tariff. It says:
Now, as we have to treat America as our
rr.cst danger pus competitor, we tire obliged, will
ingly or unwillingly, to form our customs tariff
above every other consideration so that it will
be an efficient and suitable weapon for us in
settling our commercial-political accounts with
that country. The United Stat"s levies .".7
per cent — 123). 000,000 marks— on the 4o9.000.00l)
n-srks of poods we export to that country.
These 290u000.000 marks react on the wage
scale. Now. if we do not follow the American
example, and if we fail to protect our home
market, the Americans will have a poor opinion
of German smartness and business tact.
Whether we want to or not, America simply
compel^ us to adopt repressive measures against
its aims to ennquc-r the world market.
Right or wrong, such are the opinions held
by leading German publicists and statesmen.
There is no expression of political or social
enmity toward this country, for none exists.
But there is a probably exaggerated view of
what has been inaptly termed "the American
peril." and a vigorous determination to cope
with it. if possible, through the adoption of
what are supposed to be the same measures
which have made the I'nited States so success
ful. The surprising tiling is that the "Cologne
Gazette" does not peiveive the logic of its own
utterance. It concedes that natural conditions
in Germany are far less favorable than here.
If conditions were the same, policies might be
made the same with a prospect of success. But
in other conditions other policies would seem
to be required. Xo tariff can make German
soil more productive or put the coal and iron
deposits closer together. "It Is a condition, not
a theory," that confronts the Germans, and it
would seem to be the part of wisdom to make
the best of those conditions and adapt theories
to them, rather than to run after theories and
policies suited to other and far different con
ditions.
Bad as the Central Bridge steal undoubtedly
is, the proposed steal of Elm-st. is worse.
Outdoor sports in our Northern States, with
the exception of possible .skating and sleighing,
snowshoeing and tobogganing, speeding fast
horses and sailing yachts on the glassy plains of
midwinter, seem to be almost over. But how
varied and attractive is the long list of Indoor
sports which can be enjoyed when the mercury
sinks in the tube!
English railway officials who have been in
specting with care the details of the systems
and methods in use upon some of the most
important American lines readily concede that
in certain departments of equipment and op
eration the experts on this side of the ocean
have made greater progress than those in Great
Britain and upon the European Continent. But
our friends from across the water are firm in
the belief that the small compartment -cars are
more suitable for the British railways than the
long coaches which are seen everywhere in this
republic. It is not likely that either the Britons
or the Yankees will make revolutionary changes
in their passeng. r cars for years to come. Each
country If wedded to its car idols.
Acting Captain Churchill will not bow the
knee to Frank Farrell, the poolroom king. The
throne of the monarch of the gambling dens
seems to be tottering.
Who more intrepid than the Duke of the
Anruzzi? He sought the North Pole, and he got
very near it. Not satisfied with the hazardous
encounter of the worst perils of the Arctic, the
duke has been riding an automobile at the speed
of fifty miles an hour, and his machine ran into
a milestone. The stone and the machine were
both obliterated, but the duke did not succumb.
That young man seems to bear a charmed life.
Is he a Sir Galahad or a Sir I'arsifa 1 ?
Pome of our French friends over sea complain
that Paris is now the most expensive city in the
world to live In. that the cost of many things
has risen to exorbitant figures on the banks of
tli. Seine. But these faultfinders should bear
in mind that the wealthiest people In all coun
trles delight to visit the gayest and m<->st artistic
of capitals in larger numbers every year.
ami spend their money i" Parts with more free
dom and prodigality every season. That wonder
ful City of Measure cannot be parsimonious or
even frugal. She must continue to aliure the
peoples of «he earth by surpassing her rivals in
luxury and in splendor. If Paris should ever be
come a chrap community her witchery would
soon vanish.
Tin: TALK OF THE DAY.
"Maine Woods"' say?: "Th» law relating tn ac
cldental ihooUng of human beings by hunter?, as
passed by the last legislature, spurns to have wholly
failed in it» purpose. Instead at there being a de
crease of Mich accidents this year, the number has
increased. It Is supposed that a person who knows
how to handle ■ rifle or gun could be trusted to
hunt with It without a guardian. The entire sense
lessness of this promiscuous shooting anil this
malady which some hunters have of thinking that
everything In the woods is game Is evident, even to
the ones afflicted with the delusion. There is no
doubt that the author of the accident la a Rreat
sufferer on account of it, hut that does not mend
the matter."
Bue -But -wi: don'l mean to say all of these p^opl.- 1
belong to the Daughters of »h.- American Revolu
tion? Why there are thousands of names!
Belle— On no; they ure daughters of various
South American revolutions.— {Philadelphia R.'.-oni.
President Eliot of Harvard thinks that the
school teachers spend altogether too much time
trying to teach arithmetic to young children. In a
recent lecture he told "f ;i naughty boy who was
Informed by his mother that he must either '!■> as
she told him or leave the room. The boy thought
for ;i moment, and then remarked, 'That's f.ilr."
"1 would fivr more for that Judicial comment
for Its eff.-ct on the boys later life." s;ii.i Presi
dent Eliot, "ihau for any amount of accurate
figuring."
A Longtown gentleman, whose fruit bards had
been very often robbed, caught a boy up one of his
trees.
"Come down, you young rascal!" shouted the
"Noa fear, and you there," replied the urchin.
"Well. I'll wait till you rio .'
"Verra wee!," said the lad.
They hitd waited about an hour, when an idea
occurred to the boy. Snatching an apple, ho took a
steady aim and hit the old fellow on the head
with it.
"Hallo, what's up now?"
"it's just this. I'm gaun to keep peltin* till every
apple's off the tree unless ye promise not to Ilrk
me for If I'm gaun to get a hldin' I'm gaun to bae
me sport for it. What d'ye say?"
The old fellow had to agree.- (London Answers.
A physician, writing to "The London Times."
says: "Everything we eat am; drink and wear
runs the gantlet of germs to an extent which
nervous people bad better not contemplate. Far
too much fuss is made of them. If we listened to
all these scares, there would be nothing left to do
but Ret. Into a bath of carbolic acid and stay there
until starvation freed as from the dangers of life."
Stupid Doctor. -Tess Has she been vaccinated?
.Jess— Yes; but she was awfully disappointed.
Teas— Why? Didn't it t:.ke?
Jess— Oh, yes; but the doctor. I believe, neglected
to say something complimentary about her pretty
arm.— (Philadelphia Press.
An English clergyman was addressing a congre
gation of fishermen, and In order to appeal the
more to his hearers he Introduced a number of
nautical similes. He pictured a captain navigating
his craft through a dangerous passage, surrounded
with rocks and currents, and he described the
voyage In tic-tail. At last he reached his climax,
when It seemed Inevitable that the ship should be
lost. "And what shall we do now?" he made his
captain cry. "Bless your soul, guvnor!" replied a
voice at the back. "That captain o" yours can't
do Motiiin'. He's sallfr.' his ship starn foremost."
Winston Churchill tells an excellent story of a
chaplain who quarrelled with the captain of a ship
on the way to South Africa because the captain
refused to let him hold a service in the saloon.
The captain regarded^ himself as the priest of his
own ship. Mr. Churchill found the chaplain
tramping the deck In anger.
"And what did you say to him?"jasked Mr.
Churchill, sympathetically, when he "had heard
the story.
■'Oh. I said nothing at all." answered the chap
lain, with i* splendid show of self-command, "but
I may tell you that any other clergyman In the
Church of England would have told him to go
to ."—(Manchester Guardian.
"The Kennebec Journal" says: "Undoubtedly
the champion woman deer slayer of Maine is Miss
Lena Morrison, sixteen years old, daughter of A.
J. Morrison, one of Sherman's selectmen. She
started from home on the first morning of the
storm, with her rifle, and in a short time several
reports of It were heard by her father, who im
mediately started for her, and met her coming for
help, and in one and a half tnurs from the time
ehe left the house two fine deer were brought In,
weighing, respectively. 195 and 105 pounds."
Th» Judge Knew Him.— Magistrate— You have
been behind the bars several times, haven't you?
Prisoner— Well— er— I have been- —
Magistrate— l thought so. Your face is very fa-
m pr"soner— I was savin', I'm a bartender.—(Fhil
»Uel»hia. Press.
About People and Social Incident*.
AT THE WHITE HOUSE.
Washington. Nov. 26 (Special) — The President and
Mrs. Roosevelt, accompanied by the Secretary of
War. the Secretary of the Navy and invited guests,
will start In a special Pennsylvania Railroad train,
consisting of three or four coaches and a dining car.
at 10 o'clock on Saturday mornin? for Philadel
phia, where on Franklin Field the :adet elevens of
West Point and Annapolis meet to contest for foot
ball honors. Amid the army colors President Roose
velt will watch the play for one-half in a box near
that of Secretary Root, and with the Secretary of
the Navy he will see the other half. No unequal
sympathy will be displayed by the President, who
has been closely connected with both branches of
the service. After the game the party will return
immediately to Washington. Among the party will
be I and Mrs. Cowles. the Secretary to
the President and Mrs. Cortelyou. the Secretary of
War. the Secretary of the Navy, the Attorney C.en
eral. Mrs. Knox and Miss Knox. the Postmaster
General and Mrs. Smith, the Assistant Secretary or
War and Mrs. Sanger. General and Mrs. Lorbin,
General and Mrs. Bates and their daughter? Gen
eral and Mrs. Wood. Colonel and Mrs. Randolph.
Colonel and Mrs. Edwards. Colonel Simpson. < olo
n.l and Mrs. Carter. Miss Hasner, Mr Wymlham.
Mr. Humphreys-Owen, G. L. Stryger. J. H. P«"le.
Mr. Jewett. Miss Edith Sanger. Ernest Howe Miss
Mary Sheridan. Lieutenant Clarke and Miss Hoot
Mrs. Root, wife of the Secretary ot War. called
on Mrs. Roosevelt this morning.
An eighteen pound turkey arrived at the \\ n te
House to-day. It was sent by H. Vose, of Westerly.
R. 1. For many years a Rhode Island turkey has
been sent to Presidents for Thanksgiving Day by
* The President and Mrs. Roosevelt gave a musical
entertainment to-night in the East Room ot the
White House. Josef Hofmann. who dined witr
the President this evening, gave a piano recital
for over two hours. Among the guests were ben
ntor and Mrs. Lodge. Mr. and Mrs. John < abot
Lodge, Commander and Mrs. Cowles. H. H. D.
Peirce Third Assistant Secretary of State: Mr.
and Mrs. John R. Procter. Mr. and Mrs. Kean.
Mr and Mrs. Francis E. Leupp. Countess Cassini
Miss Hitchcock. Miss Hagner. Mrs. Richardson ami
Don Juan Riano. Pirst Secretary of the Spanish
Legation.
NOTES OF SOCIETY IN WASHINGTON.
Washington. Nov. 26 (Special).— the aus
pices of the Century Cotillon, which has been re
organized this season, cotillons will be given at the
New Willard's on December 23 and January 27,
being complimentary to the debutantes of Wash
ington, who subscribe to the "small and early"
dances to he held at Rauscher*s this winter. Mur
ray A. Cobb. William Cary Johnston. George L.
Mason and Charles F. Wilson have been elected
members of the executive committee, and Mrs. Jo
seph McKenna. Mrs. Charles H. Poor. Mrs. Charles
M. McCauley. Mrs. Archibald Hopkins and Mrs.
Charles J. Bell are the patronesses. Dr. Robert F.
Mason, whose figures at the University of Virginia
germans were pronounced novel and graceful, has
been chosen to lead the Century Cotillons. There
are about one hundred members, including the
leading men of Washington's younger smart set.
It is expected that Miss Alice Roosevelt will dance
at the January cotillon, as It will be after her
formal presentation, and perhaps she may be pres
ent at both.
In the presence of a few friends and relatives
Miss Dorothy Woodville RockhlU. oldest daughter
of W. W. Rockhill. was married to Joseph Clark
Hopkin at noon to-day by the Rev. Dr. Mackay-
Smith. rector of St. John's Church. After the cere
mony fifty guests attended the wedding breakfast
at the home of the bride's parents in I-st. The
ushers were Mr. Cushman. Mr. Grew. Mr. Marvin
and Mr Van Biunt. and Randolph Grew, of Bos
ton, was the best man. Miss Daisy RockhHl. the
bride's only attendant, was dressed in Pale blue
mousseline with a broad blue sash. She »or« a
picture hat in black, and carried pink rosebuds The
bride wore heavy cream satin, the bod cc and the
entire front of the skirt beins draped An Brussels
in[Ls on the bride's gown were worr. by her grand
'"Representative and Miss Lovering have returned
"W^gSSESJS. *gSSSSSS?« Mr-. Gardiner
Hubbard. who lives in Dupont Circle, will give a
dance at Rauscher's next month.
NEW-YORK SOCIETY.
Many of the old Knickerbocker set were present
at the wedding of Miss Sophie Edwards Spencer
to Dr. Donald M. Cammann in the Grace Church
Chantry at noon. The bride, who was dressed in
pale gray crepe de chine, with a small toque of
light blue velvet, adorned with a bunch of white
ostrich tips, was given away by her brother. Ed
wards Spencer, and attended by her sister. Miss
Frances Spencer, as maid of honor, who wore a
frock of yellow crepe and a black velvet picture
hat. The bridegroom, a grandson of the late Jacob
1 orWard had as his best man Henry I>->ril!ard
Cammann. while George H. Spencer and Edward c.
Cammann acted as ushers. After the ceremony,
which was performed by the Rev. Dr. Morgan Dix.
a wedding breakfast took place at the house of Mr.
and Mrs. Edwards Spencer, In West bixteenth-st
\mong those present at the wedding were Mr. and
M." John K. Suydam. Mr. and Mrs. Horace Gal
latln -Mrs. Richard Hecksher, Mr. and Mrs. Ed
win A. Stevens. Mr. and Mrs. Newbold Edgar. Dr.
and Mrs. F. Tllden Brown. Mrs. Alfred Edwards.
Mrs Nelson Tar-pan. Mr. and Mrs. J. V L Pruyn
Mr. and Mrs. William Mar.ice. Miss De Ruyter and
Miss Fanny Schuyler. Mr. and Mrs. Edwards
Spencer who arrived from Europe only about a
fortnight ago to be present at yesterday's wed
ding will return to their country place in England
for the winter in about two weeks.
Another wedding which took place yesterday was
th.it of Mi^s Caroline O. Throop to John B. Kernan.
at the home of the bride in West Fifty-seventh-st.
The bridegroom was attended by Pierrepont White.
Of Syracuse, and toe bride by Miss Antoinette
Whiton. of ."lev-land, and there were neitner ush
era nor bridesmaids. The bride ls» a daughter of th
late Enos Throop. while the bridegroom iv a grand
son of the late Senator Francis W. Kernan.
The first of the subscription dances known as
the "Fortnightly." organized by Mrs. Lewis Liv
insston Delaneld. took place last night at Iks
Waldorf-Astoria. The Astor Gallery and the ad
loining rooms and corridors were reserved tor the
use of the dancer* and supper was served in the
Waldorf dining rcm. The guests were received
hv Mr- Delaneld and several of the other patron
i sses of the class, which has a membership of
about two hundred. The cotillon was led by Fred
erick Woodruff.
Alfred C Vanderbilt has been reparded until now
as so indifferent to business of any kind, and s<«
entirely absorbed by coaching, polo and horse
fl< <!• in general, that the announcement yesterday
thVt he had joined an Influential syndicate 0.-gan-
Ixed for the purpose of operating In real estate on
Washington Heights created some little talk In
clubland and fashionable society.
It Is to-morrow that the horse show OaCUS in the
premises of the Riding and Driving Club of East
Orange, and it will continue until Saturday night,
evening sessions being held both to-morrow and
on Friday. The committee in charge of the ufTur
comprt£i Ira A. Kip. Jr.. Edward B Ward and
lohn M Shore, and. judging from the fact that all
th- boxes have been sold and that the entries as
sure a tine display of horses, the exhibition prom
ises to prove a success.
Dinner parties were given last night by James
Henry Smith, at his house in West Flfty-seconri
st.. and by Mrs. Henry Lewis Morris, at her house
In West Flfty-thlrd-st. The dinner party of Mrs.
Morris was in honor of Miss May Gallatin and ot
her fiance. William Warner Hoppln. Jr.
Mrp. Nicholas Fish entertained a number of peo
ple yesterday at Tuxedo, where she. is spending
the fall.
Miss Helen Gould gave an at home yesterday
afternoon at her house in Fifth-aye. for Miss
Helen Ke'.ly. who is to marry Frank J. Gould.
Among those present wore Mrs. Edwin Gould. Mrs.
Russell Sage, Mrs. J. P. Munn. Miss Stephens™
Mrs W. N Walker. Miss Agnes Orton. Miss Mary
Wilds and Miss O'Neill. '
The Society of Decorative Art will give a tea on
December I and 4, at No. 14 East Thlrty-fourth-st.
There will be a loan exhibition of antique em
broideries and lace.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Potter Robinson have arrived in
town from th*ir country place at Wakerield. R. 1.,
and are at their house. No. 12 East Thirty-tifth
st., for the whiter.
The long projected bachelors* ball Is at last, after j
many years of waiting, about to take place. Fri- j
day, January 10. is the date selected for the pur- j
pose, and the affair is to be given at Sherry's.
Center Hitchcock. Holbrook Belts. Henry W. Bull
and Alfonso de Navarro have charge of the ar
rangements.
Mr. and Mrs. C. 1.. P. Robinson will sail on De
cember 7 from here on board their yacht, the Wan
derer, for an extended cruise to the West Indies
and the Mediterranean, their party comprising
Stuvvesunt Le Roy. John Boit. Dr. Harry Knapp
and Edward H. Bulkeley. C. L. F. Robinson is
rear commodore of the. New-York Yacht Club,
and his yacht used formerly to be known as the I
Kathailes. "• I
Mr. and Mrs. Henry C. Emmet hay« returned to
town from I^ikewood, and are at their hm™« •_
East Forty-first-st. n<nis * in
Mr and Mrs. Maturin L. Delafield have closed
their country place at Riverdale-on-the-Hudson 'a
are at their house at No. 475 Flfth-ave. for the »f
ter. Mrs. Lew's Livingston DelaneM who urn, "
wise in town for the season, has an apartment
No. 635 Park-aye. *"«wii a;
Mrs. David M. Morrison will give an at horn
this afternoon at her house in East Forty-ninth*
st. for the purpose of presenting her da»~hl
Natalie to society. daughter
January 3 has been selected as the date for th
marriage of Miss Elsa di Zerega to Stuart Puna* '
West, it being the ninety-second birthday ct th 3
bride's grandmother. Mrs. John di Zerega, or
Island Hall, Westchester. Th» ceremony wIU ttk!
place at the Church of the Heavenly Rest at ?
p. m. Miss Josephine Drexel Miss Cath.
Whiting. Miss Florence Huntingdon and the m! 2?
Leta and Constance Berry will be bridesmaids
Mrs. Reginald Harold, the bride's sister -matr««
of honor. Eimie A. Brugier will be best maaTwhr
the ushers will be Harold Bennet. J Vi> t or«
Zerega. Francis Carolan. W. Dennison and John
Scott. A reception at the Buckingham Hotel wm
follow the ceremony. el *"*
WEDDINGS.
Miss Nina Willis Feitner. youngest daughter af
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lowe Feitr.er. was married
yesterday afternoon to George Edmund Chatlllon
at St. Patrick's Cathedral. Archbishop Corriran
performed the ceremony. Mrs. Irwin Augostos
Powell, sister of the bride, was the matron of
honor, and the Misses Amanda and Elaine ChatV
lon. sisters of the bridegroom; his cousin Mis*
Marie Chatillon; Miss Ella Fitch. Miss Aw,
Townsley and Miss Alice Hart -■■ brid'esmalS'
Ralph Frederick Chatillon. brother of the hridSl
groom, acted as best man. The ushers were Eueens
?.L cX ;,, Froment. Howard P. Foster. Edmund
Chatillon. a cousin of the bridegroom; David K.
Thomas. Stuart Burchard and Charles H Du-ra
hollowing the ceremony a largely attended weddln?
reception was held at the heme of Mr and IK
Feitner. No. 8 East Ninety-second-st. The bridal
party was entertained at dinner by the bride at'the
\\ aklorf- Astoria last Saturday evening.
Albany. Nov. 26 (Special).— The wedding of Miss
Edith Arthur Van Benthuysen, daughter of the lat»
Arthur Lyman Van Benthuysen. of Albany, and
Hall Park McCullough took place at the home of
the bride's mother. No. 63 Souch Swan-st., at i
o'clock this evening. The Rev. Edward G. SeMen
officiated, assisted by Chancellor Anson J Upson.
The bridesn.aids were Miss Ethel Van Benthuysen
sister of the bride, and Miss Ella >. McCullonirfj*
sister of the bridegroom. The best man was Ed
ward B. Reed, of Yale University. The ushers wer«
Edward R. Greene. Melville Edsrar Ir.galls. jr
James A. Hawes. Wilson M. Powell, jr., Thornton
Floyd Turner and Allen Wardwell, all of New-
York. The bride is the granddaughter of th» late
Thomas Allen Clarke, of New-Orleans, and the
bridegroom is th? son of General John G. McCul
lough. of Vermont, a grandson of the late Trenor
W. Park and a great-grandson of ex-Governor
Hiland Hall. There was a reception at the home of
the bride's mother after the ceremony. The execu
tive and judicial departments of the State In tins
capital city were fully represented. A special Pull
man car from New- York brought the parents of the
bridegroom and a number of friends of the young
couple, among whom were Mrs. Edward J. Phelpa,
Mr. and Mr?. Francis Lynde Stetson, Miss Rogers.
Mr. and Mrs. Fredric B. Jennings, Mr. and Mrs.
James R. Hay. Mr. and Mrs. Trenor L. Park, ci-
Governor John W Stewart of Vermont. Samuel
Elliott. Henry L. Sprascue. General and Mrs. Ed
ward H. Ripley and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ha!!, of
Springfield.
Baltimore. Nov. M (Special).— One of the most
important weddings of the year in Baltimore was
that of Miss Mary Patterson Harris, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. W. Ball Harris, and John Henry
Sherburne, jr.. of Boston, which took place here
to-day. Through her father the bride is descended
from some of the most prominent Colonial families
of Virginia. Through her mother she Is related to
the Wilson and Patterson families of Maryland,
being a great-niece of the late Mme. Bonaparte,
wife of the youngest brother of Napoleon. Th»
ceremony was performed at high noon at the First
Presbyterian Church, by the pastor, the Rev. Mr.
D' Guthrie. The bride, who was given away try
her father, wore a gown of heavy white satin, ncn-
Iv trimmed with old family lace and a lace veil,
a"lso a family heirloom. She carried a bouquw of
natural orange blossoms and bride roses. She had
no attendants. •.»'_»_» *>„««.
The best man was Edmund Heard, or Boston,
and the ushers were John Rousinaniere, Henry S.
D,nnlson and Richard H. Weld. jr.. ail of v Bomb;
Edward Cook, of New- York, and J. J»ornsoa
Harris and W. Hall Harris, jr.. of Baltimore. A
breakfast followed at the home of. Mr. and Mr%
Harris at No. 511 Park-aye.. for the members oJ
the two families and a few intimate friends only.
New-Brunswick. N. J.. Nov. 25 (SpedaD.-TSs
marriage of Miss Catherine NeUson Carp«nder,
eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John ■ '-«r
pt-nder of New-Brunswick, and Franklin Dnane.
of Dover. Del., was celebrated tiis afternoon at the
Protestant Episcopal* 'hurch of at John *«&■£
<»pii«t in th ; s civ. The ceremony was penonnea
bridesmaid -x,y r M>> 5- ra>: - - Vr, =^r^3W3S
Laura B yard Kirkpatri, k .i: .M « H .g . ;
Al?op, of New-BrunswicK.
PERSONAL NOTES.
The Lord Mayor of London receives a salary of
ao.OW a year, and has to spend twice that «-»
maintain the dignity of his place. Sir • Jo«pa
Dinsdale. the new Lord Mayor wH^roha J^taw
official guests.
-The late Sir Harry Parkes " says "»J»^£
People." "was the son of a farm laborer in >
w.ckshlre. and. like many of his claw. = ™**£
ordinarily superstitious. One day at a country WU
a gypsy fortune teller toM "» that b^^ %c% c
great honor and w«,.ith on the ot ner .
world. Park. - *e\* c^-^\™ U \£d landed at
&'^^ ... -- -^
ilaiSlSfof SS«
came Premier of the colony.
Th, new Bolivian C— General to ttl *#*
SOnor Don Gerardo ZaD« j««JS|SS!
years in Bolivia, connected with the j£» He
Legation there, in the capa rf .ecr — t
also acted as Charge <T Affaire* at tnr f^ Ml 2.
times, in the absence of the I "'ted J"
Isters General Moonlight and Dr. ■;■■ Un ited
he same period Seftor Z»^ 9 ' l «^V«* to
States Consul in Bolivia, and hisseoit. .. KoV ern .
be satisfactory. He WW«W»J*S at La Pa z.
meat of Uruguay as; onsul •;•;-. o President of
The government of General Lf?M TeVW«n« of th l
Bolivia, anxious to give one more -- , United
sympathlea of that republic tow am ■ a*f*J"
Stated and being aware exper.^ce of v;nte d mm
istraUve ability of Seflor „.il.. - a f ni s appoint
;l v its Coosri Geaeral In ' hl; ;. ■•„ \me-cans
ment will especially P^s, th ; r ;.. Mv^ the
at the hands
of Sefior Zallcs.
VOTBB OF TBS BTA6M.
Mr, Patrick Campbell ha. ■ ac 9^ S *ed
entitled -Gypsy Marie." sgJggSgjiSl:
lev. and will produce it m the course «**
a^-^fe^wSKbV^nciJSa °L Mr,
Campbell's American repertory-
Francis Wilson has »«■_— *■*_*,* -
leading part in "The Toreador^ ™-
# •Tv Girl and tS *
The first performance of Th» <..
Jud-e " by Miss Annie Russell and her n cow
at the Lyceum Theatre will take Pi,; on Tle^
day evening of next week. Instead ox
as formerly announced.
N. C. Goodwin an! Miss Maxim* El «Jtt*J£
tarn from England and will betfa a r~ r*^.
lyn on January Ml in "When We V\ere
one." , a
The continuous performance at . Ke ** 3 fc *.
Square Theatre to-morrow .will begin at 9 ».
times in the course of the da>.
The principal pirts^ Frederick JJf*^^
coming production of "King Lear «* be •
Mtowa: Mr VM d»
King Lear ' / / '.Charles' ' b- .„?£?£•
Edmund Barry ?£>£:i
Edgar ".Francis D- 535»
Kent.... : ....Miss A»^2££ott
JS":::::::::::::::::: ■"- » i .
Cordelia , -roper"' 1 *
The scenery, costumes, furniture an * J^Suon.
have been especially. design^ ,-iaf' al
and new machinery has been ."« storm ="*"'•
view to increase the effect of the s«»
— o -toi'es b» Te beea
George Boniface and Charles B. ™ ci. JJ^op..
added to the staff of £*>*™- ton " ■
Wheatcrof-: Dramatic Scnooi.

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