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DRY OUTLOOK FOR TO-DAY.
SALOONKEEPERS SHUT dp SHOP at
MIDNIGHT-SOME MAY TAKE
CHANCES TO-DAY.
If the pOMuUBM try to rnforr* the BUR IWT
;o-day as th"v did last Sunday, and if all the
ilquor dealers who hay*> promip^-i to have their
*alocns <ip^n to customers k^p their word, many
UTOti may be iipirlsJi to-day. At several re
cent m««tlx«s of liquor dealers there have been
bitter complaints by ordinary saloonkeepers that
th« enforcement of th* Sunday lav was driving:
customers to the keepers of Raines law hotels.
Many Of th* saloonkeepers have told their cus
tomers that they would keep the saloons op*n
to-day and take the risk of arrest, rather than
lose trade by closing up.
Indications in the first hour after midnight
this nomine «rere that there would be a general
"tiKh:"' closinc of saloons throughout the city
« am to-day, though in all probability th->
thirsty could M all th» drink they wanted at
the Ttaines law hotels.
There was plenty of life and excitement on
the Bowery and But Fourteenth-fit, after mid
rjipht, -nhen the saloons obeying the Excise law
Phut thHr doors. Hundreds of men and women
parade* th*> thoroughfares, and every saloon
added Ha share to th<* crowd. The hie; saloons
and concert halls on the Bowery all closed their
doors at midnipht.
In Fourth, the Alhambra. Fhark^y's
and the other resorts turned out their crowds
and closed at midnight.
Throughout the BsgtUecntll and Twenty-first
police precincts UK ordinary saloons almost all
promptly stopped business at 12 o'clock.
It was ascertained yesterday that arransr
mentF had been made by many saloonkeepers of
the city to admit customers to-day throuph sld*»
doors into rear rooms of the saloons, which have
been provided with sideboards and are screened
from view of the sidewalk. The barroom itself
■will be open to view, and will be empty for po
licemen to lcok into in every such case. If the
policeman is not too eager to enforce the law
the traffic In the rear rooms may go on without
Interruption.
Some of the liquor dealers may try to carry on
business In their barrooms, and shut out the
police. There were several cases last week in
which policemen made complaints to the magi?
trates that they could see the law violated on
Sunday, but could not set into the saloons :o
make arrests without using force. One police
man broke in a side door and arrested the liquor
dealer, and the magistrate said the police had
c risht to break in if they saw violations
of the law. In discharging some liquor dealers
who were summoned to the courts by policemen
failing to break in. the magistrates told the po
licemen that they must make arrests at the Tim-?
they saw the violations of the law. It is to be
expected, therefore, that more policemen will
break into saloons to-day if they see violations
of law. . .
A rule of the Police Department which is
being enforced at present requires patrolmen to
enter in memorandum books any violations of
law observed on their posts, and requires the
eergfants to enter such memorandums in the
blotter and check the books at the expiration of
each tour of duty. The patrolmen are. there
fore, placed in a position where they must en
force the law or lay themselves open to chars'??.
To make matters worse for the polic*. agenis
of (be Society for the Prevention of Crime are
out every Sunday hunting for violations of the
law, and* collecting evidence that might cause
the 'dismissal of a policeman who failed to re
port violations of law on his post.
It is to be expected that to-day will be an
other "dry Sunday." and that in many parts Of
the city there will be to all appearance ■ full
compliance with th*> law. In the residential Bee
tion of the city last Sunday many saloons in
the avenues whirh had been open in a way to
attract the attention of people passing on their
way to church on previous Sundays were closed
and quirt. Thousands of people in those oec
- tlons of the city noticed the change, and ex
pressed their gratification with the enforcement
of the Jaw.
XOT A FT? AW OF NEW TRIAL.
JEROME CONFIDENT THAT HE CAN TUT
BISSEKT BEHIND THE BARS AGAIN.
District Attorney Jerome probably will not
appeal from the decision of th* Appellate- Di
vision of the Supreme Court which grants a new
trial to George Bis^ert. the former detective at
the Fifih-Ft. police station, who has served sev
eral months of his sentence of five years and six
months in Sing Ping for bribery. Bissert prob
ably will be tried again, and there is said to be
available more evidence against him now than
•was used in his former trial. Mr Jerome paid
yesterday that he did not think the granting of
a BCW trial for Bissert -would be an encourage
ment to other detectives to blackmail dens or
vice.
"It is a pity." he said, "that the impression
hap gone out that the courts are overastute in
granting new trials to police officers. In my ob
servation the courts have acted all right in these
decisions. I have hsd occasion to examine many
decisions, and I would have done Just the same
as the courts did if I had had to decide them.
The courts are there to see that fair play is
given. They muFt stand between public passion
and what is fair. The public mind sometimes
becomes in a state of insurrection, and unfair
things Fomftimep result.
"However, if it is impossible to obtain the con
viction of a policeman and have the conviction
stand in the courts'. It will be necessary to re
eort to drastic measures. If the impression be
comes too strong that a conviction cannot be
had. then that drastic measure might perhaps
take the firm of an entire reorganization of the
police force, and if that w*» r e done a good many
men would suffer. My impression is. however,
that the decisions arrived at by Commissioner
Partridge, and the punishments he inflicts, will
Ftand. and reorganization would not then be
necessary.
"I have never been of th* opinion that it was
Impossible to convict a guilty policeman. If a
man is tried while his offence is redhot. and the
Commissioner is unfair, then there is every rea
r.on why his decision should be overturned, but
•when things are done in a quiet, impartial man
ner it should be possible to punish effectively
and with little danger of reversal of sentence.
The only way to proceed, so far as I can see;
is to keep pounding away at this thing all the
time."
CONEY WILL WAIT AND SEE.
EBSTEIN GIVES ORDERS FOR A GENERAL
HOUSECLEANING there.
If Deputy Police Commissioner Ebstein's orders are
I carried out to the letter. Coney Island ■will scarce
> ly recognize itself to-day. Commissioner Ebstein
has had a long talk with Captain Driscoll. of the
Coney Island precinct, and the latter has instruc
tions that no drinks are 10 be sold excepting with
" meals; that street walkers are to be arrested on
fight and saloon and hotel keepers who harbor
them arrested: barkers in front of concert halls are
to he abolished, and the soubrettea are to be kept
on the stage and axcay from the auditorium, where
."they have been in the habit of mingling -with men.
No Indecent shows in to be tolerated, and concert
halls must conduct their shows lawfully and de
cently. Major Ebstein visited Coney Island last
Sunday, but it was too early in the season for htm
• 10 form any opinion of the place. He is determined,
■however, that everything of an illegal character
: nx the. island must be suppressed. He will probably
• make a second visit to-day, and if the weather is
•' dear and warm he will have a better opportunity
to study the situation.
DENIES THAT DEVERV WMM tUU.
A report that William S. Pevery former Chief of
Police, was ill In hie home and had> b»»n attended
by Pr Isaac Oppenhelmer. an expert in oases of
I alcoholism, was contradicted last evening. "The re
• port Is entirely without foundation, so far as I
I know." said the physician.
i "Did you see Devery to-day?"
"No; 1 don't Ml know th» m,m."
RUMOR STALKS WITH BYRNES.
J Thomas Byrnes, th.- former Chief of Police, gets
I 3250 a month pension, and he goes to Police Head
' quarters near the beginning: of the month to get
hit check. He was in the building for that purpose
yesterday, and he went into the office of Commis
sioner Partridge and had a little chat with him.
„,- in »Vi* nnlfre force particularly in me ueirc
Uv"Buroau. X Colonel Partridge would not talk about
the. report later. _^^^___
FIGURES TELL THE STORY.
Inspector Cortright. at Tollce Headquarters, yes
terday cave out a report of the police arrests from
January 1 to April 1. compared with the arrests in
the BUM period of M. It shows that the arrests
M far this v<-ar greatly outnumber those of the
*,r=t three months of last year, particularly the
arrests of liquor dealers and persons kee^inc airi
bl£p houses and dens of vice. The figures are in
part as follow?: .
Liquor ■ r «!''" 3 "i '73
Gambling house kw[*rf „
PoolMller* „ 5i
Policy ir.«i.. ■■ - t •>••[
Kt-epers Of -1* i* of vice »» ■"
Commissioner Partridpe sa id yesterday that he
did not care jo make any comment on the ngurcs.
They Fpeak for themselves." he said.
FIRM AGAINST SYSTEM.
GROANS AND HISSES GREET PARTRIDGES
LETTER TO THREE PLATOON MEETING.
More than a thousand persons were present at
the mass meeting; last night at Carnepie Hall in
favor of the restoration of the three platoon sys
tem It was considerably after the time set for the
meeting: when President CaaaMy of the Borough
of Queens called the meeting to order, and in
troduced George Foster PMfcOOT as chairman. Al
derman Doull, who has championed the cause of
the patrolmen in the Board of Aldermen, was
elects secretary. The list of vice-presidents in
cluded Bishop Potter, the Rev. Dr. Newell Dwigta
Htllt. and the Rev. Dr. David Greg* "*- 1 "*;- OJ:
cott and Captain F. Norton Qoddard. On the
plalform en three reels, dram* in buntin* were
sections of a petition in favor of the sought for
system. Alderman Doull read the fo,lowln P ? -
ter. received in reply to an invitation sent to 1 o
lice Commissioner Partridge.
Yours of this date reached t^;;, m -'rn^»o^
ss I «a- ieavln? my home. it invites ■■' c nP ]d
ga.s?S^«S^a S'«S evening which
1 f*£s£'£s?££* of the three platoon matter ■ as
mmmmm
sllSSriillll
under a three platoon system, are the> Ullng to
!:..>,, „t,r,;itCW| Wl •" o^der to secure it. It is
■fa-^nVvon. d^u.e That the nieht V-^^Yni"
ducert one-third by the three system an d
that the iwrvs v-re reduced on an ai.rage 01
.-four, n SfWthat "fs^st^-gSES
this time is occupied in rest and sleep. ■
Part of the Commissioner's letter was greeted
with groans and hisses from the audience.
The ijrst speaker was Clarence J. Shearn. who
Bald that if Commissioner Partridge would abolish
the nap Jobs in the department, he would have no
difficulty 'in restoring the three platoon system on
his present appropriation.
Abraham CrubW said, in part:
OooM Partridge tell any policeman noi t to en
jilatoon ajnateaa is- sure 10 oome.
Mr Peabody said, in part:
Although I did not have the pleasure of support
ing Mayor Low in the last election. I have the
perfect confidence in his earnest solicitude
for the welfare of every patrolman. It is to be
hoped that he will have tim» and opportunity to
furl her consider this Important matter, and I feel
certain that all will be well He has lately given
evidence of the frankness and courage with which
he is willing to acknowledge a mistake in his
changed attitude on the Bedell bill.
Among others who spoke were th* Rev. Dr. D. M.
Clendenin. President Haffen of the Borough of
The Bronx. Assemblyman OSdman and the Rev.
Sidney H. '"ox.
Resolutions denouncing the two platoon system
and calling on Police Commissioner Partridge and
Mayor Low for the restoration of the three platoon
system were unanimously adopted. A resolution
adopted by the Patrolmen's Association yesterday
on account of the d*ath of Surveyor Croft, who
had taken great Interest in the patrolman's agita
tion for the three platoon system and was to have
been one of the speakers of the evening, was read
by the secretary and entered upon the minutes of
th» meeting.
VITAL OF BARBARISM
wrnni\G kixg bui
ORIGINATED IN NOPE RIXO OF SUAVE. PAT? PRO
FEBSOB PTARR.
Chicago. April 12.— The romantic Meals of sev
enty-five "coeds" in a class of anthropology at the
University of Chicago have received a rude shock
at the hands of Professor Frederick Starr. The
professor in a class lecture bluntly declared that
the wedding rln? was a relic of barbarism, an ab
solutely useless survival of the culture of primitive
people.
"Undoubtedly.!^ said the professor, "the wedding
ring is a beautiful example of barbaric tradition,
Jiving in this modern twentieth century, and
filling no function whatsoever. Perhaps one of you
can tell me the origin of the use of the wedding
ring?" He received no answer from the seventy
five young women.
"The wedding ring represents the, nose ring,
ankle or manacle, by which in past ages the sold
slave was led away from the mart by his new mas
ter," he continued, "but every on* to-day knows
that a woman." when a ring is given to her to sym
bolize toe wedding sacrament, is by no means a
slave."
The dress coat was also Included in Professor
Starr's crusade against "relics of barbarism."
Turning to the men of his class, he added: "What
is the origin of that absurd garment, th» dress
coat? Nothing less than the hunting coat of our
ancestors, who divided the tails of the long frock
coats, cut away the front, sewed buttons in the
back to bold up the tails, and used the coat for a
hunting; jacket. Now. why is the servant dressed
in the conventional evening costume also? .lust be
cause he formerly had to wear out the old hunting
coats of his master."
WINTER GARDEN CLOSED.
The management of the New-York Theatre de
cided to close the winter parjen on the roof last
night. It was stated that the action was not due
to any conflict with the city authorities. The
summer season at the garden will open early in
May, and the interval will be spent in decorating
the roof garden and preparing it for the summer
season. Many strong European vaudeville acts are
promised for the summer.
FFTXrFTOX COMIC OPERA PRODUCED.
The Triangle <""lub of Princeton University pre
sem^d last night In the <"arnpgie Lyceum an
original comic opera, in two acts, called "The
Kinr «f Pomeru." The audience was large and
acquainted with th A members of the cast, and
there was no lack of enthusiasm Mr. Morse, who
is the president of the Triangle, and his two <-om
panlon rUlanss in the piece. Mr. Young and Mr.
Horan. di-1 some burlesque that kept the audience
in a wide laugh.
AUCTION SALE OF SILVERWARE.
The Meriden silverware auction sale, which the
MerHen company has so successfully conducted at
No. 208 Kifih-ave., will be continued for another
week. The company in disposing in this somewhat
unusual manner of Its surplus stock in order to en
large its capacity for doing business. The Meriden
company has long held a high reputation, both in
the trade and with the public, for Its business in
tegrity and the character of the wares It manu
factures. This removal eale has given thousands
of people an opportunity to inspect at close range
its large and tasteful collection of silver. " This
week thousands more will visit the store in Madi
son Square to secure *-ome little silver trifle or some
heavy and more pretentious article. Silver pieces
of great worth and undeniable excellence may be
had at the sale this week. There are plenty of
strikingly good bargains left. The early callers
will have the first choice.
Meriden sterling silver and silver plate.l wares
are known across the continent. The trademark
stamped in the metal Is a warranty of artistic
work, worth and moderation of price. The Rogers
spoons, forks, etc.. which are now on hand at the
company's store will be nold at reasonable rates.
In fact, compared with the prices one meets in
ordinary times and places, these values are extraor
dinary.
The opportunity is an exceptional one. and none
who has n»<"l of silver for his own household or
for a June wedding present should fail to take ad
vantage of it. The cut glass is especially worth
attention. Th" cutting has been done most care
fully, and the quality of the glass I* superior. The
knives and forks on exhibition have that touch
about them which Is the index of execution by
trained and highly skilled labor. The general ap
pearance of all these table pieces is attractive. The.
points concerning it which can be especially recom
menced are the style, quality and price.
NEW- YOBK DAILY TRIBUNE. SUNDAY. APteTC 13. 1902.
OGDEX LOOKS FOR FRAUD.
JEROME SAID TO HAVE PROOF OF TAM
PERING WITH CIVIL SERVICE LISTS.
Willis L. Ogden. president of the- Board of
Civil Service Commissioners, yesterday admitted
that a most rigid investigation was being made
of the Civil Service lists for detecting any
frauds that might exist. The investigation
grows out of the arrest of Mary G. Gilbert, who
was charged a few days ago with accepting $400
to be used in placing ■ man on the police force.
Mr.=. Gilbert is alleged to have informed a cer
tain detective that acids were used for "doc
toring" the Civil Service lists. For instance, if
a man stood No. 47.4 on the list of eligible?, acid
would be used in erasing the first and last fig
ures of the number, leaving the man's standing
as No. 5. The erased figures would be added to
the number of the man who really stood fifth.
Mr. Ogden said:
1 It is true that a rigid investigation Is b^lng
pursued. This is ■ very big and a most im
portant department in the government, and the
commissioners will do all in their power to con
vince the public thnt it is run on absolutely fair
and r-roper lines. We want every man to feel
that he wffl receive justice from this depart
mmt. There ar*> fifty-one employes in the de
partment, and it is not impossible for some man
in this bip: force to be dishonest. The lists ar«
heine examined carefully, and if anything is
wrong in the- lists it will be rectified at once.
"I am not at liberty to say just what has b^n
done or what is n» me done at present Any
statement I mipht make on those lines Just at
this time might defeat th<:- ends of justice. Just
as soon as anything has been discovered, if any
thing wrong be discovered, the public will know
about it. We are anxious to have every move
ment of this board known to tho public, and we
wish to convince them that the department is
conduote*! on fair and BQUare lines."
It was said yesterday that proof had been
placed in the possession of the District Attor
ney that the civil Service lists had boon tam
pered with. Whether this is so or n>t. Com
missioner Osden refused to say. He said that
a statement might be ready within a few days.
THE OCEAN GROVE PROGRAMME
WHAT IS SCHEDULED FOR THE SUMMER AT
THIS SEASIDE CAMPGROUND.
Ocean Grove. April 12 (Special). -The programme
of special services on the camp grounds for the
coming season was made public to-day by the de
votional committee, of the Camp Meeting Associa
tion, consisting of Bishop James N. Fitzgerald,
the Rev. Dr. A. E. Ballard. the Rev. Dr. J. H.
Alday. A. H. De Haven and J. E. Andrus.
The season will open on Saturday evening. .Tune
28. with a concert led by Professor Tali Ksen Mor
gan, who will arrange and lead all musical services
during the summer. Professor Morgan will organ
ize an orchestra of fifty skilled musicians, an adult
choir of three hundred voices and a children's
chorus of one thousand voices. The orchestra and
adult choir will play and sing at all the services
in the auditorium.
The holiness meeting, under the charge of the
devotional committee, and that of the young peo
ple, led by Evangelist Charles H. Tatman. will be
gin on Sunday. June 29. and continue dally until
September 1. The opening sermon in the audito
rium, which seats ten thousand, will be preached
on Sunday morning. June 29. by one of the bishops
of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
The Auditorium Sunday Afternoon Bible Class,
led by the Rev. Dr. Thomas O. Hanlon. presi
dent of Pennlngton Seminary, and the Sunday
evening sunset meeting on the beach front, led by
Vice-President Bollard, will also begin at this date,
and will be h"l<i every Sabbath till the season
closes, as will the regular summer Sunday schools
in the Temple and Tabernacle
The schedule for Independence Day Includes an
oration in th" morning by former Senator Edward
C. Stokes, of Trenton. Governor Franklin Murphy
will preside nt this service. A patriotic entertain
ment will be held in the evening, and a service of
a national character on the following Sabbath.
The event of religious events for Methodists from
all parts of the country— the camp meeting will
begin on Friday. August 22, and continue daily until
Monday, September 1. While the camp meeting Is
In progress ten distinct meetings, beginning at sun
rise, will' be .eld on and about th* camp grounds.
The opening sermon of the camp meeting will be
preached by the Rev. Dr. Alexander, of New-York
City. Evangelists Charles H. Yatmun. Joseph
Smith. Clarence Straus* and Mrs. Stnrks and Mrs
Elizabeth Smiih will have charge of the special
meetings «]iirine the camp meeting. Eminent min
isters of the various denominations have been in
vited to preach during this great religious feast.
Other scheduled events include:
July !>— Sunshln* Society.
July 11 — Moving plrturr*.
July IS— The American Sabbath A»!>o,-!«t!<-.n.
July Epworth league Pay.
July — Anniversary Of the Kind's Daughters, nt w>ii<-h
Mr* Mar?ar*t Bottom" I? pr*sWeiii .
July 2i>— Hospital .Sunday, with sermon by th» F"v Dr.
Kavanaut;h. president of the Seney Memorial H<M"pltal.
New-Tori City.
July 21 and '_'2— National IVorr,an'!> Suffrage Society, with
aiMre«F«>o by Mrs. Catt «nd Miss Anna Shaw.
July 2.1 and 24— Annual conference of the Woman'i Chris
tian Temperance Tnton.
July V, to 2S— Annual m«-»tmn of the National T>m
permnce Society, with a/Mress by General Joseph
Whaler, of Alabama.
July 2S and 2»— ltovlnjc picture*.
July Sicnor Vitall concert.
July 81 — Me.-norlal and Ocean Orov» anniversary services.
Au*;ui<t 8- -Ch«Mren'» Day, In chars* of Profi>!<!»r Morgan.
AuruM .*> and *>— Woman's Home Missionary Society,
August 7— Deacoßeas' conf<"rfn<"».
AiiKUJt R and Woman's For*iirn Mls«lnnnry Society.
AusuM 11 to 21 — Ocean Qrove Summer School of Th'Olosy.
Illshop Fttzireral'l. of St. Louis, dean, prof*Bi<or Aked.
one of England's foremost orators, has h«»»n specially
enKaced to deliver a. rourM of lectures before th«
school.
August 15 — PennlnKton Seminary Day.
September 7 — Preaching In the auditorium.
September 14 — <~l<?Blng service In the auditorium.
On even" Saturday during the summer a public
musical will be given In the auditorium.
STARVATION ALONG THE RIO GRANDS.
Am REQUIRED OX BOTH THE TEXAS AND THE
MEXICAN SIDES OF THE RIVER.
Austin, Tex . April 12 (Special).— H. F. Mattl«on
arrived here to-day from his ranch In Zeapata
County, where there. Is* destitution and starvation
among hundreds of people. He says that he visited
a number of towns and settlements on the Mexican
Fide of the Rio Grande, opposite the drouth
stricken region of Zeapata County a few days ago,
and that there arc probably ten thousand half fam
ished people there, who will starve to death unless
aid reaches them soon.
Th* eltuatlon on the Mexican fM' Is worse than
on the Texas side, for the reason that the drouth
stricken region i? more populous and th«- food sup
ply has been exhausted for many months. He
heard many reports of deaths from starvation from
reputable citizens. Thousands of refugees from the
ranches are congregated in mraps and towns along
the river. They are without food, and are subsist
ing on the roots and leaves of the prickly i^ar.
COPPER COMPANTB SMALL PAYMENT.
THE TAMARACK RESERVE* SAID TO HAVE BEEN
HEAVILY AFFECTED.
I
[PT TKI.EfjBAPn TO THE TRIIWNE.]
Boston, April I?.— The annual report of the Tam
arack Mining Company for 1901 makes it appear
that the company earned In gross $671. less than
in the previous year, that it was caught with a
surplus of copper on hand, that the. cost of pro
ducing it« 18,000.852 pounds of copper was 11.67 cents
a pound, that the actual selling price was 14.22
cents and that the net profits were $52(5,165 54. or
practically $S 77 a share on the company's 60.000
shares of Stock, while it paid $2<> on the same, at
the expense of drawing on its surplus assets to
the amount of $fi73.K35. This last named sum names
th*» deficit for the year. There was also a material
shrinkage in the miner yield from the rock. The
company's reserve was more than cut in two.
LAST WEEK OF THE CIRCUS.
The circus to-morrow enters on Its last week at
the, Madison Square Garden. T.ast night the Gar
den was packed, and it looks as if the last week
would be a record one In point of attendance. The
brief but breathless moment when the daredevil
Dlavolo loops the loop on a bicycle furnishes a
much sought sensation (ah. what a tangled web
we weave when first we practise to "alliterate"').
and the twice five Peerless Potters are well worth
seeing, end their act lasts much longer. The chil
dren, especially, have been thronging to the Garden
in unusual numbers in th» last week. In th" after
noon they reign supreme on the bench*":.
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RARE CHANCE.
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FRANK HUGHES,
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REVOLT AGA TNST MURPBY.
EX-JUDGE FINN DECLARED LEADER OF
IST ASSEMBLY DISTRICT,
Ex-Judge Daniel E. Finn cam" out openly last
night against Colonel Michael C. Murphy as the
Tammany Hall leader of the Ist Assembly Dis
trict, at a meeting of the district general com
mittee at Finn's headquarters. No. 141 Hudson
at.. called by him. A short speech by Lewis
Nixon and a criticism of Congress by Congress
man William Sulzer were enthusiastically re
ceived. Mr. Nixon at th" outset of his =r«ech
said that he would not interfere in any way in
district squabbles, nnd would not favor either
man. He said a pood word for Colonel Murphy,
the present leader.
Ex-Alderman Clenry introduced a resolution
calling for a change of leadership of the dis
trict and declaring ex-Judge Finn the repre
sentative of the general committee of the dis
trict and its executive member. It was adopted.
George Blair. ex-Superintendent of the Outdoor
Poor Department, attacked Mr. Murphy some
what bitterly. He said in part:
The day has come when the Democrats of the
Ist Assembly District must be controlled by .1
man who has the Democracy at heart. For th.-=>
last fifteen years tickets have been made In
the back rooms of private residences and money
has been raised for campaign no one knew
where. I have Ion? hesitnted. as you have, to
mike this fight because of the infirmities nt
the present honored leader. We have been will
ing to suffer much for the sake of not offend
ing the sensibilities of a man who practically
is .in invalid.
Congressman Sulzer praised Mr. Nixon before
the latt^r's arrival.
"No matter what any carping critic may say,"
he said. "Lewis Nixon is the absolute leader to
day of Tammany Hall. Tie will be th«» leader as
long as he lives, if he wants it."
Mr. Nixon spoke briefly, and said, in part:
My position is very plain. I believe that the
fundamental position to pursue Is homo rule.
We must show our sincerity. I believe that the
central organisation should not interfere In the
affairs of Assembly districts, and I wish it
understood nt the outset that you must not con
etrue my visit for any one man or men: for any
one or against, any one. When you have had
your differences out In a good old Democratic
way and »-'.ected a leader get behind him, as
th"»t is Democracy. I have known your present
leader for a number of years aa ■ friend, and do
not wish to speak against him Another thing
I wish you to remember, that from now on and
always the headquarters of the grand old Tam
many Hall w'U be in Fourteenth-st. and no
where else. There hr. recently been a signal
defeat for us. and there must be some reason
for It. We must find that reason and overcome
It. Let us »'ho,v we can muster our forces, and
going hand in hand win the next election and all
others afterward.
AT 11 LET I C£.
PETERS AND BANFORD WIN EXCITING
RACES AT EIGHTH REGIMENT GAME&
Company G, Sth Regiment, and the St. Georgn
Athletic Club held Joint games at the Bth Regiment
Armory. Nlnety-fourth-st. and Park-aye.. list
night. Many of the well known athletic clubs had
competitors, and the entry list was so large that
it took several heats to decide nearly all the con
tests. A large number of enthusiastic spectators
were present.
Th* 1 sixty-yard novice was in interesting contest,
and was won by John T. Mahoney, of the Calumet
Athletic Club. J. E. Peters, of the Knickerbocker
Athletic Club, captured th" handicap dash at the
same distance. The running high Jump went to J.
J. Ryan. Of the St. Bartholomew Athletic Club,
with an actual Jump of 5 feet 3 inches. The three
quarter mile run was a fast race, a hot pace was
kept up from the start. R. I. Sanford. of th«
Knickerbocker Athletic Club, finished first by a
few Inches. F. X. Hussey. of the Star Athletic
Club, was second.
The SCO-yard run for novices went to P. Mendel
son, and the 300- yard to J. K. Peters, of the Knick
erbocker Athletic Club. S. B. Wood, Of the 4th
Regiment Athletic Association, showed up well in
th- trial heats of the latter race. The one mile
run handicap went to W. G. Frank, of the 22d
Regiment, the scratch man in the contest. The
last lap was extremely fast. Frank won by a lap.
The wall scaling contest between Company <;. Sth
Regiment, and Company G. 12th Regiment, was ex
citing. The men had to scale over a wall twice
nnd run a distance of 100 yards. The Sth Regiment
gave a fine, exhibition, and performed th«» contest
in 1:41 Th« 12th Regiment took 2:37 to do the feat.
The summary:
Thre»iuartrr-ml!^ run (handicap* — "Won by R. I. San
ford, Knickerbocker A C. (20 yard»>: V. X. Hufs.«»y. Star
A. C. i'iS yard.ii, »c-cond. G. T. Fitzgerald. Star A. C.
(W> yards), third. Tim». 3:15.
Six-hundred yard run (novice) — Wen by P. Mrn'lclnnn.
unattached; Jerome Kohn. New-York University, mcond;
J. G. Harris. Central V M. C. A., third. Time. I:2.'"*
Thn-.- -hun-Ire<l -vari run (handicap)— Won by J. T.
rvt^rs. Knickerbocker A. C. (20 yards); J. F. Donovan.
Xavler A A. (35 yards), second; E. C. Ptache. Brooklyn
A C. (.In yard*), third. Time. 0:33« i.
and n half bicycle race (handicap) — Won by W.
G. Frank, 22.1 H<-f;lm<»ni (scratch* ; Charles Martin. York
vllle Wheelmen il"" yards), second; .lack Kark'lln. I.lth
Regiment (100 yards), third. Time. 3 :<•»*&.
Sixty-yard novice — Won by J. T. Mahoney, <*alumet
A. C; John n»TR.ir. St. r.porse A C, second; S. J.
Furst. C. C. Is*. V.. third. Time, 0:07.
Sixty-yard handicap — Won by .1. E. Tettrs, K. A C.
(12 f»»>t): M. Bliieh. N. W. S. A. C. n:t teat), second: .1. F.
Miller. St r>orge A. C. (13 feet), third. Time. O.tifiH.
Riinninc hi«h jump (handicap) — Won by .1 .7 Ryan.
St. Bartholomew A. C. <S inches), actual Jump .*> ft. 3 in.;
J. F. Kehnte, Star A. C. (7 inches), actual Jump .% ft.
S in., second. J. W. Price. St. George A. C. (3 inch*?),
actual Jump 5 ft. Ol*O 1 * in., third.
Wall scaling contest — Won by dim puny G. Bth Rai
ment team composed of p Umstadter, E. .lnn.<™. W.
Willing O. Roode. O. Huttlenelrr. R. Brown, p. Farley
and A Oronler: Company G, 12»h R-rlm-nt. .••epn'l.
Timn of winning t.»am, 1:43.
nrssEß FOE AVBTRIAS officers.
A dinner for the comrmnder and officers Of the
Austrian cruiser Szigetvnr w;is grven In the Myrtle
Room. Waldorf-Astori.i. 1 »st evening by well known
numbers of the Anstro-HunptHrian colony in
this rity. Among the guests from the Szigetvar
were Captain A. Wiilenik. First Lieutenant Oscar
Kohen and Second Lieutenants C. de Gtrlach. F.
de Prenschcn and Pr. S. Burajnick. Pr. Joseph
de Grullch responded to the toast. "His Majesty
the Kaiser and the King;' 1 Pr. badislaus HerigeJ
miiller yon Hengervar. the Austro-Hungarian Min
ister to "The President of the rutted States"; Pr
Maurice Raumfeld. to "Our Navy."" and Consul
G<neral Thomas Dessewffy, tn "The Austro-Hun
garlan Colony."
LATHAM RETAIXS THE CHAMPIONSHIP.
London. April 1- —The second of the two matches
for {2<l<> a side and the professional racquet cham
pionship between Peter Latham and Gilbert
Browne took place to-day at the Princes <"luh
here and resulted in a victory for Latham by
4—l. 'who thus retains the championship of the
world.
At the first game, played at the Queens Club.
London on April 2, Latham defeated. Browne by
4-0.
**>%%'*'%'%'«'*%'*'•'*%'
Auction £aics.
-»»♦♦♦♦♦♦»♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ ♦♦»♦♦♦♦♦♦♦»♦♦♦»♦ *♦♦♦♦ ♦♦♦« ♦♦<»♦♦♦♦♦♦»»♦»»<
$1,000,000 in Art Treasures and House,
The Magnificent Tewksbury Mansion,
AT AUCTION.
One of N«r,- York's most -uperb privite residences d
and Justly famed as one of the
••SHOW PLACES OF AMERICA
29 WEST 72D ST.,
with all its rare and unique contents,
is now offered at public sale.
The house was built and formerly occupied by
LEWIS G. TEWKSBURY
»hos» ex?»nslv» operations in Wall street some years apo brought him Into tI1« prominence.
The sale takes place by order of LOUIS M. BROWN', executor of the Spier Estate. Glens Fans. V T.
NEVER BEFORE IN NEW YORK CITY
has a. sale nf equal importance and ma arniflcence been ordered.
To the collection (fathered by Mr. Tewksbury was added much that Is valuable by Mr. Spier fcefsr*
his death, a few months ago.
THE MANSION AS IT .STANDS TO-DAY, rich in the historical association ef its art treasure.
v-»» In many respects with some of the most famous European houses of the nobility; but few houses in
America equal It in wealth of adornment.
Mr. Tewksbury's genius* in the collection «f art was of the order rare and eccentric as may
be seen by the unique arrangements in hi* horne — in some instances w?.-1 from the frequent, start
ling effects produced, yet withal a strikingly consistent blending of eftet^ in the varirua rooms. The
house " veritably A —^ OF ART .
A tir»le«s art collector. Mr. Tewlubury drew forth from the Orient and Ancient and M— Europ*
wm ol their rarest gem?.
Isreathin)r the atmosphere nf the Ea*t I* the jt<"r*»ou<>
Tl ItKISII ROOM.
rich in its wealth of dark wood?, rugs and bankings. sathereil at a real cf
$33,000.
IN THE ENTRANCE HAM, Is a pair of bronze sates. 7 feet hi* 1 ? and 1- f«et wide, reminders of
an aaeteiM pamr*. These. t">K»fh«r with the ether ornate fixtures, are to be sflC. as also the Eleerrto
«""tnr><lel|.»r!« Some of the Chandeliers are pure silver, others" of r»>il br^:-T». »»ch and every one unique,
original and torlnc. i"". r»eouj prismatic effects dazzle the ey« in the white and gold parlor. One set la
the dra»\in(r room erst 15.000.
IN THE FOUNTAIN ROOM are several priceless rasa. statuary. &c.
,•• plobe 'lock of brr>nz*. mounted on a. marble pillar, taken from a Reman -i«".». ua« front
Tiffany's .it a cost of *s.<*.iO; also a bronze *roup fr^m the same place that cost J4.0«0. ,
IN THE GRAND SALON
l« a Royal him Vase valued at *7.fxy>. one of the larseit in this country.
Of the tapestries, a collection bewiMerins in its profusion, are some »f the rmb! masnl2c«nt one*
Imaginable, BOOM of these coat Mr. Tewksbury from
.<<r..OOO to 815.1MJ0 APIECE.
Priceless Chinese »n4 Japanese Porcelains are here in abundance, having teen collected with a,
lavish hand although with the rarest and most artistic discrimination. They Include a. pair of Powder
!■:'■;• Vases. Ormolu L"uts XV. Mount*, together with mien dainty bits as only the accomplished «*
lector. tacke.i hv an unlimited porse, would likely select.
RAREST OF COREAN ANTIQUE VASE? is a pair of Cloisonn* work. 37 inches >!»», the only pair
of Its kind knnwn. costinsc a small fortune. A pair of Antique Nankin i'« hhM and whit*, are ex
tremely beautiful A striking example of Ohlnesa Porcelain, fr'm the Pan collection, costing the !at»
< - harl»«i A. Pan* J.2fJ>
THE OIL PAINTINGS
corstltu'e ••"» r>f the nvw valuable and .le?trab> of private collections. For H*rtry M"?ier'» "HUSKING
HEE" $25.0nn wa.« offered and refused. "Sundown."* by George Inress, Is conceded to be the finest cao
vas ever produced '.•■■ that eminent artist. Others represented an
WILLIAM HART ' GEO. HITCHCOCK. VAN MARCKE. BENJAMIN-CONSTANT.
LOVIS MOEU.ER. RICARD, DAUBIONT. E. BERNE-BELUECOCR.
HENRY V SMITH. I.HF.RMrTTE, JOHN CAMPBELL, E. SANCHEZ PERKIER.
H. ROSELAND. MARCH'S. JULIAN JOS. J. L. BELLaNGE.
VERUOECKHOVEN. SIMONS. JULIAN DUPRE. W. M. CHASE.
DIAZ. I'ASINI. EDWARD GAY.
THE DINING ROOM APPOINTMENTS «re of the m st mif nifWm. the china, comprisiaa; C'salport.
Crown Derby. Dresden and Royal Worcester.
A Rock Crystal collection that co«t Mr. Tewk»btir» over ty* <vw will delizht eonnoisseors.
THE MOWSTERI AVINF (FILAR.
Another «nlqu» feature r-t this remarkable hoi;.«e is an ex=»ct copy of the cellar of an old monastery
r.rar I'aris, built M^» yesrs ate- The entrance is secured by th» monastery's old door. locks, chain aad
lii-\f Ait» marks the surroundings; age also enhances the value of the hundreds of bottles of rare and
delightful vintage,. EXHIBITION.
F.XHiniTION.
THURSDAY. APRIL 17. TO SATURDAY. APRIL If. !> A M TO 10 P. M.
Positively r.o admission without card, which can be obtained, only on application to the Auctioneer of
7. ■•■•■ .v •"0., :>■■•'< Columbus aye.
SALE.
MONDAY. APRIL 21ST. AND FOLLOWING DATP.
P>»!iMnr« tr> he sold evenings of April 24 and 2." at « P. M «harp.
Peau'ifully illustrate.! catalogues now r»idy. 5<V-. each.
DE.\J. •«. I*K. Auctioneer.
Oflse* ■ and 21 West 125th-st. Telephone. 722— Harlem.
Cooks an& JDnbluations.
REYES ET CAUCHEMARS.
(Dreams and Nightmares.)
mmm^ mmm^ mm IN FRENCH.
a— l i^sassssna^^l
1/tffl^ Weird, Grotesque and Fascinating
"SB Mr^^Hl Tales, simple enough for the student, and
■ ■ JB interesting to all classes of readers 4.8 mag-
H ££ nificent illustrations in half-tone, some from
I B original sketches in oil by Dewey.
B BL^B By Dr. H. H. KANE.
H Translator of I\»rrr Foncin's "Z> Fay* ■>■> France."
' m PAGES ON PLATE PAPER.
1. filcnor Tattorlnl and His 7 La Main Coupable. The Tale
Marvelous Violin. of a Terrible Vengeance, or a
Modern Borghia.
2. L'Araf ft I, a Rose. An Am- „^- .^ .. t«j
bulance Surgeon's Story. (Met- **• " Jack." or the Dog that Died
urn ps chosis. ) * in Doing Good.
a t . i?*...,^. ¥ . m m , O. Comment Katie Alia an
A Law j I btorj. ft ad Jetgam of a c nat C{tJ
A Law} er s btory. ftnd Jetsam of a Great Ci:y>
4. LiCEil en Pierre. (Reminding \ 10. Snr le Scull. A Story of the
one of Edgar Allan Poe.) Latin Quarter.
5. Trop Tard. The Story of a j 11. La Toile Signee de Sang
Sullied Lily and a Broken Old TaI * of tDP Saicide of a Young
Age. " Artist.
6. Hashlsch. A Dream Essenti- 12 " S"*^. 2?», *"* *****
ally Born of this Powerful Nap- ted ammal s
rotic. By Permission of Har- 13. I.a Jeune Mere er Son En
per's Monthly.) fant. Poem.
I FOR SALE 'BY: Rre^tavo's (>~ew York, Washington,
A I fin Chicago, Paris): Jenkins, Sixth Avenue and 4*th St.; Jkn
\ I II II KIVS - Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street; Meyer Mcrck. 10T W.
VII V U th Street; Meter Bros., 83rd Street opposite Waldorf,
I I and booksellers generally. s «. nd Or catalogue.
THE INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHING CO.. 129 West 32d St. New York.
BASE A\n prrxn TRrsr.
FORTY FIVK nir; MANt/FACTfRKR? TO TNITE.
Chicago. April tt.— Perty-wTC manuf.Tcturers of
and wholesale dealers in sash. dOOTI and window
blinds, representing $12,<VK>.<W oapitnl. are about tn
enter into a combination to establish a scale of
prices on the products of the factories, says "Th»
Inter Ocean." A meeting has been called for next
Thursday at the Auditorium Hotel. Th' interested
firms arc situnterf in the large ettftsj from Piftshurg
to th> Rocky Mowßtatast
Competition is reported to have caused rate rut
ting and underbidding to a disastrous extent. IV.
Arthur Waide, of St. Louis, is conducting the pre
liminary negotiations, and a committee consisting
of seven wholesale dealers is at work "sounding"
the biggest sash anil door interests in the country.
.1 R. LalßCi president of the Palmer-Fuller Com
pany, wholesale fash, door and Mind dealers, said:
"Forty-five firms, located In Pitt?burg. Cleveland.
Chicaco, St. Louis. Kansas City. St. Paul, Mlnneap
lis and other bis wholesale cities as far West as
the Rocky Mountains, are about to organize for the
purpose M establishing and maintaining prices. We
are determined to keep the scale of prices where it
belongs Every three or four years conditions get
serious in the trade, and now we are going to
stop It." ."? • - • ■ •
FRENCH MEMORIAL IS CHICAGO.
Chicago, April 12, — At a meeting to be held on
Monday the French population of Chicago will
complete arrangements for the erection of .1 na
tional monument in the form of a $100,000 building.
The building will consist of a theatre, lodge hall,
clubhouse and gymnasium, and will be erected in
the centre of the French colony, not far from the
jjotre Dame Church.
Unction 5aU9.
Ccoks ans Pnblicanons.
Sox Sale.
EspiTed i/rrtir 140 FULTON ST.
Hr. IXCLiNL NEW YORK.
THE FRIST CLOTH MARKET.
Fall River. Mass.. April 12 (Special).— The •»* 1 *
mated sales in the print cloth market have oeea
abouf, 10P.0OO pieces. The market has **?*» •■"*
and rather inactive, but prices have been ■"•"
tamed with greater strength, if possible, than las
week. Further advances in the price of raw ma
terial have strengthened the print cloth division *
the market. and the tendency is toward the better
figures for cloth. There has been buidins d'irin*
the trading for small lots of goods far near as
livery at current prices, orders for which are >c
unfilled, either because of the inability °* manu
facturers to fill or unwillingness of mills to ac "P t
while the market for cotton is advancing we™**.
M. C. D. Bordcn has been in the market for -P°J
and contracts at current pitces. but apparently "
spots can be ha I at present or any figures. »»JT,
market seems to tv» absolutely bare of spct f^-
In the finished goods section business is q'-w'-. °"S
a fair amount of new business bein? n te 2' r e 3
«ales being reported at slightly advanced .i« re»
for some kinds of goo,! Buyers are. however. .*„
close touch with the marker, and are P r *PjK* a
trade extensively if condition* indicate urt^V a .
vancea in prices. The market is firm. w "|}Jl?
changed prices on a basis of I* cents for reguJss>

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