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CORONATION' NOTF.S.
THE MOST ANCIENT CONSECRATION
RITUAL FOR ROYALTY— STAGING
THE THEATRE - LOMBARD-ST.
ILLUMINATED— THE GOLDEN
GRASSHOPPER.
London. April 2.
Westminster Abbey has been eloped this week
•or the first time since the Victorian coronation,
r^aon Robinson at the final service preached ■
most impressive sermon on the historical and
religious associations of the royal consecration
Ferrtce in June. "A thousand years in Thy
sight are- hut as yesterday," was happily chosen
es the text: and in a few eloquent sentences the
dign'ty of the most ancient coronation cere
monial in the -world was enforced as a service
Btttedatine the oldest architectural remains in
the Abbey, and running back a thousand years
into the dreamy twilight of the past. The coro
nations at Rheims had ended, and no other
;ountry had so ancient a service for the conse
rratlon of a monarch: and the essential feature?
sf it, the anultlim with oil, the Zadok anthem,
the fifteen baeaefasja. the placing of the sceptre
in the Kir.c's hands, the coronation, the com
munion, and the acclamations. "Long live the
Kinp* May the Kinp live forever!" had been
retained from the ancient ritual. The service
had Men translated from Latin into Enpllsh.
ix.d additions had been made to It such as the
Eonxmla of the presentation of the Bible with
■m words. "Our gracious Kinc. -we present you
with this book, the most valuable thins that the
■world affords": but substantially it has re
mained the medieval ritual of the consecration
of. a bishop adapted to the coronation of a
sovereign. Once only has the communion office
been omitted — when James II was crowned:
ar.d ence alone has the anthem Zadok the
.- .-■• been discarded when Edv.-ar<l the Con
fessor "was crowned. No essential element of
the ancient service would be sacrificed or slurred
In June. Some of The redundant phrases and
unimpressive repetitions introduced during the
last two hundred years might be pruned and
thinned out: but in all material respects the
ritualism and symbolism would be unchanged.
Canon Robinson, in a forecast of the coming
:eremoniaL virtually repeated the details of the
Victorian coronation. A large raised platform.
: known as the theatre, would be erected between
the chair and the sanctuary. The thrones
would be in the centre of the theatre, and King
Edward's chair with the fateful stone of Scone
m the sanctuary. The Dean and Chapter would
meet the Das; and Queen at the west end of
the nave, and the procession would be as at th-
Victorian coronation. "I was glad when they
said unto me. we shall go into the House of
the Lord." As they entered the choir a group
0 "vVePtrr.ir.si' r scholars would shout: "Viva*
Alexandra Regina, Vivat Eduardus Rex." The
King would be presented by the Archbishop of
Canterbury four times from each side of the
theatre, and the assent of the spectators to the
coronation would be loyally proclaimed. The
litany and opening portion of the communion
office woula be recited by two bishops in copes.
and 2. short sermon preached by the Bishop of
London. The coronation oath would be followed
by the ancient hymn, "Yon: Creator." and the
anointing would be accompanied by the anthem
"ZadGk the priest." The sword and spurs would
be presented, with the imperial robes and orb,
the ring, the sceptre with the cross, and the rod
with the dove. The King would be crowned by
the Archbishop of Canterbury, and the Bible
delivered to him. After the Archbishop's bene
dictions and the Te Deosa the King would be
enthroned and -would receive the homage of the
* fttona, peers and other orders. The anointing
l a crowning of the Queen by the Archbishop
cf York would be followed by the royal obliga
tions and the communion office. At the close of
Hie service the King would lay some of the
royal ornaments upon the altar of St. Edward
beforo passing out of the Abbey. The only in
novations -which are Indicated BO this forecast
are .- acclamations of the "Westminster schol
ar? fit the entrance of the sovereigns, and the
coronation of the Queen by the Archbishop of
Tori-. Otherwise the function will correspond
clnrrly in ritual and detail with the coronation
of Guerre 111 ad Queen Charlotte.
The Earl Marshal and the Other officers of the
Crovn have already entered upon the transfor
mation of the venerable Abbey for the corona
tion. V.'hen the theatre and the tiers of gal
leries have been constructed, the interior will
be bartly recognizable. The sacrarium will be
fiar.ked on the south side by the royal box. and
on the north Bide by benches for the bishops and
Abbey clergy. There will be two chairs in front
of the royal box, where the King and Quean
wi!l tit during the sermon, with officers of state
on either Fide. St. Edward's chair will stand in
front of the altar, Bad the King will be Bested
:r. it when he is anointed and crowned. T"..e
Queen will kneel upon a cushion on the altar
steps when she is anointed and crowned. Queen
Adelaide occupied the coronation chair of Queen
Mary II In similar circumstances, although she
was a queen consort and not a reigning sov
ereign; but this innovation Is not to be re
peated. The Archbishop of Canterbury will
have a purple velvet chair on the north side
cf the altar. There will be two chairs with
faldstools Dor the use of the King and Queen
daring the communion service: and on the
broad platform, or theatre, between the four
pillars of the lantern there will be two thrones,
one higher than the other, where they will re
ceive the homage, of the peers, peeresses, am
bassadors and spectators. The general arrange
ment of galleries for spectators will be similar
to that adopted at the Jubilee service In the
Abbey. The Chapel of St. Edward the Con
fessor, behind the altar, is to be converted into
waiting chambers, where the King can be di
vested of his coronation vestments, and where
the heavy crowns worn by both sovereigns can
be laid aside before th*> procession is reformed
for the recessional.
The Lorr.barri-st. bankers, in taking meas
ures for the reproduction of the oldtime signs
in the coronation decorations, have set an ex
;•Bttßle; •Bttßle which might be effectively Imitated in
other streets. The significance of the street
Buncs might easily be Illustrated with plctur
«Kju» effect by the display of tl._- signs and
symbols of the mediaeval handicrafts and trades.
tTheapslde would be divided between the butch
■ ers and the haberdashers as a market with a
Poultry Corner; Bread and Milk sts. would be
illuminated with reminiscences of oldtime bak
ers and milk dealers; Paternoster Row would
be dedicated to the memories of turners of beads
for prayers: Cornhill would renew Its youth as a
corn market: Threadneedle or Threadneedle-st.
would resume Its connection with needle selling;
6t. Margaret Pattens would be reserved for the
patten makers. Founder's Court for the brass
founders and Tokenhouce Yard for the manu
facturers of copper tokens. Stow's Survey of
London would enable a commission of anti
quarians to reproduce the centres of ancient
handicrafts and trades, and to restore the
hosiers,, cordwainers. curriers, ironmongers,
vintners, mercers, weavers, grocers, skinners,
fishmongers, cullers, basket makers and under
takers to their historic environment. There
i* little probability that any comprehensive
scheme for antique embellishment of London
town will be adopted; but the experiment is to
be tried on a restricted scale in Lombard-st,
Even there It will be necessary for the decora
tors to be on their guard against historical ac
curacy. Lombard-st. took it* name from the
lombardp, or Italian goldsmiths, who settled
in London after, the Expulsion of the Shylocks
'- from. Old. Jewry, «j.^ advertised their trade by
the vthree gold pills" of the Medici' family.
[■; Lombard -Bt_ in Its primitive insignia would be
modernized indeed as the headquarters of r-iwn
brok ors.o r5. irho have monopolized the use of the
Italian device.
The Lombard-st. committee have decided not
to po back too far Into the misty ranges of the
storied past. The first London directory, pub
lished in I<>77. Is the basis of their selections
of street signs, and this excludes the most
picturesque period of the street, when its busi
ness was not confined to pawnbroking, banking
and the goldsmiths' trade, but was of a miscel
laneous nature, comprising taverns, book shops,
linen drapers' stalls, muffin bakeries and nearly
all the mechanical trades. Pome of the signs
in use before the Great Fire have been retained
for picturesque effect, and there will be no lack
of variety when these are reproduced in paint
and gilt and brought out at night by gas jets,
transparencies and electric light. About two hun
dred of these ancient signs have been authenti
cated with the help of an enthusiast, Mr. Hilton
Price, and arc to be exhibited as nearly as pos
sible on the site where they were originally set
up. There will be a miniature zoo in paint and
limelight. Th.-re will be horses and lions, black
and white; bulls, rams and unicorns, but no
bear; foxes with or without bunches of grapes:
cats in the fiddle, and three herrings beside th<*
civet cat: Sir Thomas Gresham's golden grass
hopper and the swan on the hoop; ravens, goats
supporting the crown, hares on the run. black
eagles with spreading wings, and swan on the
hoop: haunches of venison, winged horses and
the phoenix. This nondescript zoological collec
tion will be confined mainly to the seventeenth
and eighteenth centuries. There will be a mis
cellaneous assortment of angels, mermaids,
kings, blackmoors, cardinals' caps, bishops'
heads, stars. Georges. Adams, Eves, stars, blue
bells, anchors, crowns, bellows, bails, puns, art!
chokes, roses, fleeces, saws, cups, keys and
Bibles. Some of these quaint signs the raven
among them will have the respectable an
tiquity of live centuries, and all will be Identi
fied with the history of the street. There will
be as many as five tavern signs, with hospital
ity symbolized in the olden style, and the gold
smiths, money lenders and tradesmen of by
gone generations will advertise their business
anew with quaint simplicity— the bookseller
with a cradle, the powderman with a civet cat.
and so on until the top of the street la reached.
Th»re will be at least one symbol In Lombard
st. worthy of th*» best traditions of the financial
centre of the British Empire. This is the sign
of th» golden grasshopper from the family crest
of Sir Thomas Gresham. He was an Eliza
bethan goldsmith, dealing in plate, jewels, coins
and lace; and until he was knighted he lived
over his shop in Lombard-el. He was a banker
and a money lender, and he charged percent
ages which would excite the envy of modern
pawnbrokers. He had correspondents on th*
Continent, to whom he commended English
travellers with letters of credit; and hr. ex
changed foreign coin and melted down bullion
for recolnage. He was an eminent financier.
who enjoyed the confidence of the Ministers of
Mary and Elizabeth, reduced the enormous
charges of the bankers of Bruges and Antwerp
in financing royal loans by inducing Londoners
to take them themselves; built the first Royal
Exchange at his own COSt as a meeting place
for merchant?, and converted London Into the
commercial centre of Europe. The first London
bourse displayed at every corner pinnacle th>
golden grasshopper '>f Graham. ;ind it had
classical and mercantile associations, for it was
the favorite ornament of the Athenians in their
b«st days, and was Identified with the earliest
enterprises of Phoenician commerce There can
b<» no more hiPtoric symbol of the worli
activity of the financial resources of n
Lombard-st. L N- F -
WILL OF DATID LEWI.
MERCHANT FOUND DEAD IN HIS OFFICE RE
CENTLY LEAVES ALL TO FAMILY.
The will of David Lewi, who was found dead in
his office at No. 1&4 Chambers-st. several days ago,
was filed for probate In the Surrogate's office yes
terday. The value of the estate is placed at (HM.OOO
in personal property, while the value of the real
estate Is unknown. The petition and will were Bled
by Nina Erllch. a daughter. Henrietta Lewi, the.
widow, receives the family home at No. 534 West
One-handred-and-forty-eJKhth-st.. together with
£12,500. To his sister Eva Lewitus, who resides In
Bohemia, the testator gives JSOO. The remainder of
the property is divided Into five equal shares, one
chare going to each of his children.
POR A MOXUMEXT TO CECIL RHODES.
HEROIC BRONZE FIGURE) TO STAND ON DEVIL'S
PEAK. CAPE TOWN.
Cape Town, April 16.— A meeting of citizens, to
establish a national memorial in honor of Cecil
Rhodes, was held here to-day. A committee com
posed of Sir Gordon Sprigg, the Premier; the
mayors of Cai>e Colony and a number of other
prominent persons was appointed. The committee
■will iesue an appeal for fund? throughout the
British empire for the purpose of erecting an im
mense cairn on Devil's Peak, overlooking the Cape
Peninsula, The cairn is to be surmounted by an
heroic bronze figure of Cecil Rhodes, looking to th.'
north. .
JUNIOR WEEK AT COLGATE.
Hamilton. N. T.. April 16.— The functions in con
nection with junior week at Colgate University
began this evening with the annual concert by the
university glee and mandolin clubs. In Sheldon
Op~ra House. To-morrow evening the Grout ora
torical prize contest will be held. On Friday morn
.-_' f President A. V. V. Raymond, of Union Col
}!;?» S«hen»»ctady. delivers the annual patrons' da.)
oritlon before the university faculties student*
and friend" and In the evening the Junior prom
enad"will Be held in the university gymnasium.
BROOKS FIXDS A YEW COMET.
Geneva K. V.. April IS.— William R. Brooks, di
rector of Smith Observatory and professor of
astronomy at Hobart College, announce* the dis
covery of a new comet. It. ls in the constellation
Pegasus and an observation secured this morninc
--U. It* position right ascension, 23 hour*. •> m;n-
m l 10 seconds; declination, north. 27 degrees. 1,
Smite" The comet has a dally -motion of about
"? 21 degrees southeasterly and toward th« sun.
ThtT»» i the twenty-third comet discovered by Dr.
Brook*.
NEW-YOKK DAILY TRIBUNE. TRIiSSDaI'. aFRIL 17. 1902.
~~ PING PONG— THE REAL THING.
ENFORCING CRIMES ACT.
DRASTIC MEASURES AGAINST AGITA
TION IN IRELAND.
DuMin. April 16.— Three sections of the Crimes
act !]■■ ■•: put in force in a large number
of tl listricta In Ireland by proclamation issued
to-night by Earl Cadogan. the Lord Lieutenant
of Ireland.
Th»-?^ sections provide for summary jurisdic
tion ii criminal conspiracy, intimida
tion and unlawful assembly, Cor trial by special
jury arid for rhanpe of venue at the option of
the crown.
The counties scheduled to enforce the fore
going sections of the Crimes act are Cavan.
C ■■ Cork [jeitrim, Mayo, Roscommon, Sligo,
■■• Waterford, a? well as the hor
oughs of C irk and Waterford. These are the
districts In whi.-h the United Irish League has
been must active. Th- lea^u.- itself has not yet
been proclaimed, but it. is believed that this
?t' p will be taken shortly.
COLOMBIA X PEACE CO M MISSION.
ON THE WAT TO THE ISTHMUS TO TREAT
WITH THE REBELS.
Colon, April Ifi II is ; ..-ii.-\..i that the C
Man Governmeni la sending a commission from
Hoi ' ■ consisting of three
promii ■ which has full authority
■ - - terms :ir. ! treat f.ir peace with th'"'

Besides the government victory a.l Soacha on
February -'■'>. and the defeats of General Uribe-
L'rihe in the Department of 1 ma, news re
ceived here from Rarranquilla to-day says the
government general Rivera recently defeated
the insurgent general Marin at fbague and Chi
coral. in the same department.
General Marin has expressed a desire to lay
down his arms If hia life and th- lives of his
troops be guaranteed by th* government.
SITUATION HAD AT BOCAS.
PREPARATIONS FOR BATTLE— AMERICAN
PROPERTY SEIZED.
Colon, April 16. — A launch belonging- to th»»
Panama Canal Company returned here th:-<
morning from Bocns del Toro. bringing reports
that th" situation there is growing more seri
ous. The Liberal troops under General Buendia,
have reached Old Bank, a settlement on an isl
and near the entrance to Bocas del Toro. Gen
oral Huendia pave notice to the government
commander at Boca* yesterday that fourteen
hours would be given him in which to surrender
the town, and that his non-compliance with this
ultimatum would result in immediate attack.
The commander of the government force? de
clined the terms offered by the revolutionary
p c n«ral. The canal company's launch left Bocaa
for Colon before the fourteen hours had expired.
The revolutionists at Boras have already
seized steam launches, barges, etc.. belonging to
the United Fruit Company, which are in
dispensable to .the banana business of that
town. Bocas del Toro is entirely devoted to the
banana business, ; and American interest? there*
pre almost supreme. The- seizin of th( property
of the I'nlted Fruit Company is receiving the
attention of the United States gunboat Machias.
which la now the only warship at Bocas.
GER M! v 7" ! RIFE PROPOS ILS
GOVERNMENT WARMLY CRITtCTSED IN THE DR
BATE IN COMMITTEE.
Rprlin. Apr!! X.— The Tariff Committee of the
Reichstag', aft».-r a reconsideration of the bacon
clause of the new bill, has fixed the duty on bacon
ar 3* mark." tH-r double hundredweiKht. but ft Is
not subject to the minimum tariff for reciprocity
purposes, as is the case of other meats.
The duty on meat extracts was fixed at 30 mark?,
and the. duty on sausages was made To marks, In
stead of 45 marks, as proposed by the government.
The Imperial Secretary of State for the Interior.
Count yon Posadowsky-Wehner, in the course of
the discuMiion declared that the duties imposed by
the committee on cattle and meat were not accept
able to the srovernment.
Aft^r an Indecisive discussion on the subject of
the prohibition of the Importation of meats, etc.,
treated with boracic acid the committee adjourned.
Herr Antrick. Socialist, alluded to the prohibi
tion of meats prepared with boracic acid, before
the Tariff Committee, as a pi^ce of povernmental
hypocrisy, and said the Americana were risrht in
pronouncing it a hygienic humbug He cited the
opinion of a German chemical society to the effect
that this prohibition was unjustifiable. Hrrr
Antrirk concluded by sayinK-" "Such measures can
only lead to a tariff war."
Count yon Posadowsky-Wehner said, in defence
of the Ministry, that the government could only
depend upon technical advice, that American views
could not be considered, and that the interests of
domestic : ... ■• producers could not be. regarded as
the deciding voice in the matter. He said the
government was supported unanimously by the
Imperial Health Office and the Health Council,
whose opinions must be respected. Of course,
said ■i:- Secretary >''. State, for the Interior, the
entire Council has not been consulted, but ■;.- ad
vice of that division of the Council having the
supervision .if such questions as the above ha.=
bean taken.
After the adoption of the Agrarian Increases
Count yon Posaaowsky-Wehner again plainly said
that the meat and cattle amendments were abso
lutely unacceptable to the government. At this
state of th. deliberations Herr Bebel, the Socialist
leader, inquired why it was necessary further to
discuss the bill If the majority was unable to
come to an agreement with the government. He
said it would be better to cease wasting time, and
that the business interests of the- country de
manded a speedy clearing up of the matter.
Herr Helm, the Centrist leader, who was largely
Instrumental in inserting th« minimum scale of
duties on animals and meats, declared It useless
to continue the discussion unless the government
accepted the amendments.
Dr. Paachi the National Liberal leader also
said he regarded further discussion to be useless
if the Centrists adhered to the impossible in
creases.
i TO CONFER O.V WIRELESS TELEGRAPHY.
Berlin. April Great Britain has accepted Ger
i many's proposition for an international conference
i to regulate the use of wireless telegraphy. The
j other powers to which the proposition was made,
I namely, th.' United States. France and Russia, have
j not yet responded, but officials here confidently ex
! pect favorablt- answers, especially from the United
State', which has taken much interest In the
matter.
il-rnu.iy's suggestion embrace*? merely- calling a
conference but without definitely formulated prop
ositions for discussion. '
\ Germany ha? also a?k<=d the powers to set forth
in their answers if they wished Germany to formu
late propositions to lay before the conference or
leave the matter entirely to the conference.
SYILUKLMIXA 'S ILLNESS.
A REPORT THAT SHE IS SUFFERING
FROM PERITONITIS.
Amsterdam. April ii t ;_The "Nieuws van den
T>;ik" saya that Queen 'U'iihplmina is suffering
from peritonitis.
The official newspaper here this morning pub
lished the following bulletin:
Queen Wilhelmtna has been indisposed for
some days. FJ--r majesty keeps to her bed, and
experiences a feeling at genera] lassitude. Thf»re
is an Increase n her temperature.
The "Handelsblad" saya Queen Wilhelmina is
suffering from something more than a passing
Indisposition, and adds that there was another
consultation t"-.lay between the attending phy
: Roosenstetn, the patholo-
Kist of Ley den University.
London. April 1& — A sj>erlal dispatch from
Amsterdam says:
Queen Wilhelmina'a condition i.= hourly grow
ing- more serious.
This afternoon's official bulletin from The
Hague, however, declares that, though the
fevi r continues, the fren^ral condition of Queer.
Wilbelmina is satisfactory.
PAPAL ASPIRANTS ACTIVE.
RESULT OF THE INCREASING FEEBLENESS
OF POPE LEO.
Rome, April 16 The recen.l signs of th«» me
n .is.-.i feebleness of the Pope, which led the
■ ■ : :" last week to alarm;: -Of hi:- BUd
iiavf cau?ed a marked recrudescence
■..;%■ among the cardinals aspiring to thf
Pontificate. The campaign preparatory to the
next c " i- Incessantly, tß* Sacred
I Into two distinct forces.
ir linal Kampo'.la. th^
I Si Ue, and Cardinal Vannu
telll. The latter and Cardinal Gottl now eoa
n. ist probable aacceasora to Leo
XII I.
T)r se w ho are t!.->t n<>v. considered to be dan
g us candidates are fond, howerer. of potat
iost one bn i fifty ear
buried during the Pontificate
. ( i.>" XIII, and that the pmloncatlon of the
f the Po] few year? is liable to cool.
through death, many more ambitious calcula
tions.
Archbishop Falconl, the Papal Delegate In
Canada, baa been definitely selected to succeed
Cardinal Martinellf. the Papal Delegate to the
United States. This appointment will not be
officially announced, however, until the meeting
of the Consistory next Octnner. Ii was fell that
Archbishop Falconi's experience In Canada, his
learning, his command of the English snguage
and his diplomatic abilities especially fitted him
for the Wa«>hinsrton post.
Traffic in tick* ts to the ceremonies at St. Pe
ter's and the Slstine Chapel held in connection
with the jubilee in honor of the twenty-fourth
anniversary of the Pope's coronation has as
sumed such proportions that it has developed
Into a veritable scandal. Americans and Eng
lish people are the principal victims of this
traflic. and the bartering in tickets, of which
friim fifty thousand to sixty thousand are often
Issued for the ceremonies at St. Peter's, is car
ried on at all the principal hotels here by groups
of speculators «ho are in league with the hotel
employes, Monsisnor Bisleti is Indignant at
this scandal, and has spread broadcast a notice
that all tickets to Pontifical ceremonies ar» ab
solutely gratuitous, and that every one trying to
sell such tickets must be regarded as ■ dishonest
person.
TO CHECK irwrsH EMIGRATION.
St Petersburg, April 16.— General Count p.>brt
koff, the Governor of Finland, proposes Issuing aa
order forbidding • foreign passports
to F*lnlanders w I oonapleted th^ir aUli
tarj s.-r-.j.-o Th* measure la designed to ] •
check on emigration.
THE WEATHER REPORT.
YESTERDAY'S RECORD AND TO-DAY' S FORECAST.
Wa.-htretc.ri. April Ifl — The dl.«turr>an<-e in 'he lake
region ha? moved eastward very slowly, and is still north
of I^ilte Superior. A second disturbance appears in be
forming in the I/iw«r Mlsßlswppl Valley, and a third In
Western North Carolina. Fhnvrfrs hav^e occurred on the
North Pacific Coast. Eastern Texas. Eastern Arkansas.
"Western Louisiana. Wtmi Vircinla and Southern Florida.
Temperatures have risen locally in the Fouth Atlantic
States, the Middle Mississippi Valley and la* Northwest.
Cloudy and unsettled weather i' Indicated for the East
fiulf Btatas and th.-- lower lake r*Kion for Thursday and
in Northern New England Friday. Temperature changes
will be unimportant. The inn.is alone the Atlantic Coast
from Virginia northward will be llsht to fresh south to
southeast: on the South Atlantic Coast Hunt south winds
will become fresh west; on the Gulf Coast the winds win
;..'. f .«h south to southeast. Fresh south winds wril con
tinue in the lake reston. tnlng west Friday. Steam
ers which depart for Enr>p<-an potts Thursday win have
light south winds and fair weather to the Grand Banks.
FORECAST FOR TO-DAY AXI> FRIDAY.
For New-England, increasing cloudiness to-day: fair in
south and showers In north portion Friday: fresh south
east winds on the coast.
For Eastern New-York.- Eastern Pennsylvania. New-
Jersey. Delaware. District of Columbia and Maryland,
showers, followed by fair weather, to-day: fair Friday;
* a F<fr b ' e \Vestern Pennsylvania and Western New- York,
.howers followed by fair weather, to-day; fair Friday;
light south winds, becoming west.
TninrNE ixktal observations.
In this diagram i .■■ continuous white line shown the
rh&BSM In pressure as Indicate)! by The Tribune's s«lf
recording barometer. The dotted line shows the tempera
ture as recorded at Perry'a Pharmacy.
The following official record from the Weather Bureau
shows the changes in the temperature for the last twenty
four hours. In comparison with the corresponding date
,/ last year: i »-
ÜBS, 1901. 1002. 1901.
3 a m •«- " 4 p. m '.-'■ .•.-»
«. a. ra ♦' -I- « p. m ••" . .'.4
It ,i m -IS 414 1 - !> p. m -W ft!
12 m ...... SI M II p. m 4.". - - 4.<
2:Si> p. m . ... SI '—jI- p. m — ♦!•
Hlshcst temperature ve»ter<lay, SB; ]owe«t, 4O; average.
49. Average temperature for corre»pen date last
year. 47. Average temperature for corresponding dat*
last twenty— five year*. 4w.
I>>ral Forecast. — Showers. followed by fair to-dar:
.-•ii nary temperature. Friday fair; variable winds.
THE PASSING THRONG.
The first white man to cross New-Guinea, If not
the only one. is here. He is John O'Brien, a min
iris prospector. His experiences In
HE CROSSED New-Guinea, which he crossed in
NEW- UK were more thrilling than any-
GUIXEA. thing in "The Pines of Lory. 1 and
he came out of it with less on him
than Mr. Mitchell's hero. "I started out to cross
New-Guinea with four companions in 1K»5." he said
at the Imperial. "Our object was to discover cold.
If possibly or whatever other metal we could find.
After getting inland thirty miles we had a quarrel
and two of the men returned to the coast. A
Scotchman named MeKenalc and I k^.^r,^
got across the Otvtdc in the centre of tte*&oana
all right; then came trouble. We had no pro-ustons
fett and only a do* and two SUM;tO get : an>
with. As game was scarce, we used - h Atyii"
the dog. aid ate him. At the base of the divide
we came to the headwaters of a river All aroun
was ■ wilderness, so we decided to build a tlo.it
and trust to the river, rather th;tn the woods, me
float wasn't large enough for two, so, after sow
not overfrif-ndly Gastoning an.i AftgJwnsrtßß^ 3HC-
Kenzie sat on the Boat and I swam will a grip on
the rear of It-a human rudder It **»„»?**£*
to see how soon that river grew great. In a snort
tim«» we were whirled about helpless in a ;;• w s£tU
rapid, and I was hurl, d up against the ban* ;• losing
mv hold on the float. It disappeared with MtKen
zi- aboard, ami he has never be. 1
wandered for wsYen .lays through tho wihiernes
living on berries and the like. till I reached th*
coast and was found by the native police. ! *' 1
stark naked when they found me. We found no
gold, nor do ! propose to hunt for 11 again there.
Since that time I have b-en a prisoner among tn>-
Filipino? with Giltmore. I leaped after ten rnorwrij
and helped cni.!- the party that rescued him. X
am on my way back to Manila now. for I am in
business in Luzon."
J. C. Branner. of the Leland Stanford, jr.. Uni
versity, is at the GHsey House this week. "There
has been no change from the reg-
BETTER ular routine of college work at
HERE THAN Stanford this winter," ha said last
AT OXFORD, night. "There is no news Item to
tell, except the fact that there will
be a number of new buildings erected in the fall to
provide for the work of the university more ade
quately. The topic of Interest when I left was me
gift of Cecil Rhodes to Oxford, or rather is Amer
ica! But even that was not of sock ttvelj Interest
as in the East. You see. California is a long wa>
from Oxford, and it costs a great dealof i rnone>
to ret from one place to the other. More than
that college education in California for those fruit
desire It is practically free; so the scholarships do
not arouse such great interest there U h at I
would like to know is. now are these •^larshtpa
to be awarded; That is th.- crucial point of them
to mv mind. I can readily conceive that m Cali
fornia, at least, if they are awarded on some basis
of scholarship, the men who would qualify might
not be in a position to accept th*m. I don t .J««i
to discuss their effect or their merit as a gLt until
I do know the conditions. But I can say on* thing_
\« far as a scientific education goes no American
need attend Oxford, for h* can get a bettertrain
ing right here at home than he can there. On this
side of education. America does not ' ■"" fc-nglis,.
anl -
COSGREGATIOXAUST SESSIOS ENDS.
[BT TELEGRAPH TO THE TRIBUTE.!
Saratoga. N. T., April IC— The Hudson River As
sociation of Congregational Clergymen this even-
Ing concluded its twenty-seventh annual session
The Rev. Dr. Frederick R. Marvin, of Albany, this
morning conducted the opening devotional servic.
Reports were received from twenty-three churches.
Add'es«es on "The Congregational Council- were
made by the Rev. Dm W. E. Park, of Gloversville.
and VT A. Robinson, Of Middletown. This after
noon the Rev. Dr. Archibald L. Love spoke on
'■Federation of Churches." The woman's session
occupied the balance of th- afternoon Reports on
the Woman's Home Missionary Union and the
Woman's Board of Missions wr* made bj 1 Irs.
Elian L- Tenner, of Albany, and Mw^AKredrM.
Frost of Poughkeei and w«» followed b> aa
dresses from the Rev. Dr. F. P. Woodbury. corre
sponding secretary of the A «*g££hird?of l Sw^
Annotation and Mrs. George H. Hubnard. or r«»-
Cho^ Chfna Th. Rev. Mr-. Amds F. Eastman,
of Elmira. also spoke.
GIFT TO SARATOGA CHURCH.
[BY TELEORAPH TO THE TRIBUTE. 1
Saratoga N. V.. April 15.-The Second Presby
tPrtr-n Church has acquired ■ IMMJW parsonage
through the generosity of Mrs. J. Blair Serlhacr,
of New-York who has a. cottage in North Broau-
I** Tnthi]?' village The formal transfer of the
property to the church society was made to-da>.
.4.V OPERA BY LECOCQ.
The French Opera Comique Company, from New-
Orleans, gave "La Fille de Mm.- Anaot by
Leco'-q at the Victoria Theatre last night, for
the first time. The production had been promised
for last Monday, but was postponed by request
in favor of "La Belle Helene." Mile. Rachel Lay:v
the most necessary member of the N-w- -
company who has been ill this we^k. rested in the
afternoon, and appeared last night as Mile. Lange.
The theatre was full. This opera, like most of the
others this company has produced, was some
what shabbily put on the stage, and the singing.
with one or two exceptions, was of none too high
?n orTer But the other operas have been re
deemed by exoellent acting, especially in the farci
caT™cVneV There being less opportunity for act ns
o' this «ort in last night's opera, the production
was a trine heavy. As Mile. Laya does not appear
at lit in the first act. Mile. Deliane was the only
s'nger on the stage with anywhere near the requi
site sparkle of voice to make the music carry tne
piece." Mile. Layu. wad sufficient.
A STATEMENT />'>' ELSIE LESLIE.
To the Editor of The Tribune:
Sir: I find thai the reports which have been cir
culated as to my recent illness have misrepre
sented Its cause and greatly exaggerated it- *<?-
V 1 ami are therefore calculated to do m? cor.
siderable professional injury. Will you oblige, tne
by publishing the truth In ' ' -•-■-! Of them? I
suffered (ron a sever* cold, and was obliged to
undergo a minor operation to cure a slight local
inflammation. I am entirely well again. The clos
ing Of my engagement with "The Christian com
pany is not because my health prevents my reap
pearance this season, but • cause Mi ---- Liebier
i- ,-„ chose to terminate my contract rather than
to wait until Arril 17. the Hate set by my physician.
Dr j Wilson Shifts, on which I could resume act
ing on the eround that It was necessary to send
some one "to save the company" In the mean
"time" time ELSIE LESLIE.
San Francisco. Cal.. April 9. 19(C.
Burnrlt* I i>r««ine BanMSStM Cha BJ
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HARRIED.
BROOKS OAKLET — On Wednesday. April 1(5 ••- the
Collegiate Church, .*>tn-av*>. an.l -^th-st.. by Rev. L>r.
E. B. Coe. Si.,-- Ten Eycli. daughter at Mr. and Mrs.
E. Benedict Oakley, to J. Arthur Brooks, o? iioston.
.i.-.v
.SAML'EI. S AML'EI> — On Tuewlay. April 13. ■■ Sr_ Philip's
Church. Philadelphia. Alice yon ft. Samuels to Theo
dore Barnes Bntz.
HAVEMEVEE — 3SEIJ*— On Wednesday. April M at
the Maillson-ave- Reformer! Church. t>v the Key. A. K.
KltUidin D. D.. !: ' v McMasttsr Russell, daughter of
Mrs. Jame* Russell, to Hector Harold Havemeyer.
JOHNSON— SIEDL.ER— On Tuesday. April 15. st the W«al
End Collegiate Church, by ■.'•••■ Rev. Henry Evert-ton
Cobb Charlotte, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles SlaS
1«t. to Arthur Raynur hmnn
PEKL.ET— OAttPENTEU— At Itoctxlto. X. T-. on
Wednesday evening, April M, a* th* First Presbyterian
Church. Marguerite Chrystal. dangbMr •'■ Mr. and Mrs.
Robert!'. Carpenter, to Carlisle Norwood PerSey.
SMITH— CLARK— On Wednesday. April M m high
' 'noon at Grace Church Chapel. Cedar Rapids. lowa, by
the "rector Rev. Thomas E. Greene. Fred-rtck Hoffman
Smith. '■'-'■■ of Newark, N. J.. • Mary Ua.ll Clark.
Notices of marriages and deaths must be In
dorsed with full name and address.
DIED.
Alexander. Eliza 3. Lohman Elizabeth F.
i., *< ,- Franklin. - ve }h Sassstl
DouKlam R«v. Francis A. tcoville. Rev. Simuel.
Drake Smith. Henrietta M. Sb ■ :■ -. Julia F. R.
K( ;..,, Hel Charles H. Webb. Henrietta A.
Franoke, LeopoU H.
„ WPEP Vprll I* I>'-- iai»s,J«Sß Alexander, sis
ter '■■' Dr '".-'-rse Alexander. Funeral services at
TnlversKv Place Church, comer 10th-st.. Thursday,
\pril 17 « ■"' V- ■» Interment .it '.'••- Ccarlton. X. Y.
T, O r- aLt \<— Tuesday. April 13. of broncho-pneumonia.
Fmnklin Douglas, in his Tttth year, at the residence of
his son-in-law. William Scott. No. 33 West «54-st.
Funeral services at the :wth-»t. Retormrd Churcn. No.
307 West 34th-3C. on Thursday '■■'■-■ at S " clock.
Interment at svssH -■- Friday mamtag.
DOI'GI \" ! - : On April 15. ;: "- at the residence of SSI
' son '{. . E. L>ousla.->3. So. 343 Greene-ave.. Brooklyn.
N - "■» " Ret Francis Arthur Douglas*, agrd "> years.
Funeral Friday -:»> o'clock, at th* Marcy Avenue
BuDtlat Church.' Brooklyn. N. Y. Phila,le:pho>. Council
No MB R. A. invited to attend.
!>l'\KK SMITH— At Enjtiewood. X. J.. on Mas***, April
i. W« Henrirttt Mana. widow of Daniel Drake-
Smith Kelattvea and friends are invited to attend the
run--r.il services at her late residence, on Hlllstde-ave..
Fnglewood N. J.. on Thur*i afternoon. April 17. at
4 '',~" o'clock. fiurtasr* will be in waitinic at station on
arrival of train leaving foot of Chamb«T*-st. at 3:30
an,! West 23<1-st. at 3:23.
EATON— At Tryon. N. C. Monday. April U. of angina
Deotr>ris. Rev. Charles H. Eaton, D. !■. paator of the
Church ft the Divine Paternity, in the rtfti-th -,- ,'
his IS* Funeral at. the church. Central Park West
and 7»"»th-!«t.. Friday ;tft-rn ■ at a o'clock.. Rurial
Saturday, at WruniUw-n. at coovmience of the family.
Seat? «i!! b« reserved f.->r p-»who!fi»r» unTtl !."» minute*
before the hour nf service.
FTIAV^KK— Suddenly, at nona«T«H Hixpitat. in Wednes
day April It*. Leopold H. Pr»m-k». »a of the l.it» J.
R. Francke. aped » • years. Funeral frnm Calvary
Church. a**, and 2nt-si.. on Fnlay. April IS. at
10 B. ra.
DIED.
LOHMAN— At her -at* residence. No. - *X ""■•»■■ "«t<»n-««..
Hcboken. N .7.. April 15. Elizabeth Fleeter. Keioved wtf»
of C ■;. Lehman. In the *£! year of her <*•■ Funeral
services will be .-:•=;■! in th*> Reformed Church. Blu«B
n>:.j-<'. Hoboken. Friday evening. Aprir I*, at 9 o'ctocfc.
Services will also be -;elt! In the Reformed CnurcS.
Catskill X. V.. Saturday. April IS. at ' <" '•_,?!:
Friends'wiil kindly take West Shore traia lasriaa; West
4Td-(«t. at UdO a m.
LOVELL— On Wednesday. April 1«, A*mn >ovell. A his
•Kith year Funeral •ervic»« at his !at» residence, - No.
IX? Keap-s:-. Brooklyn. Friday. April 1". at 8:30 ■> ■*•
"SCOVTLAX — At Philadelphia. P<-nn.. on Tuesday. April
i.- ,;»,-. Rev. Pamue: Scoville. Funeral services will *•
h^'i.l at Plymouth Churr-h. Brooklyn, fn Thursday, «>»
17th. at 8 p. m xru\ a: ttv Consresatlonal Church.
Stamford, «"onn.. on Friday, at 3:30 p. m- Interment
an Ctiiunnll. conn.
?NOWDEX-On Aprt! 13. at mirinisht, Julia -?~ MM — > :
rtnlph Snowden in the Sdth year at her ■ »•. Funeral
sorvtre* at the First Presbyterian church. Eastern. Pens..
Thursday. 17th April. 1»> a. ra. Intf rment private.
WEBB— AI her la?» residence. No. 415 ith-ave.. Tuesday
morning. April 13. VMS. Henrietta A., widow of *VUj
iam H. Webb. Funernl private.
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Borough of : :r.irn. N»w York C!ry. .
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her- daily at H:"<> o. m. uo f> M^y til. inclusive, for !
dispatch per I--*- Transport.
Tranwpactflc mails ar» forwarded to port of sailing Sail/ '
and tMe schedule of closinz is arrange.l oa aa li i iii is» ; "" i
tion of t h * tr uninterrupted overland ' traTatt. tßeajs*- ; '.:■■. j
tered mall closes at "* d. m. Dr*Tlou» Hxv. j
CORNELIUS VAN OOTT. Pojtmaatar !
Poatofflce. New-York. X. *.. April 11. 1002. - ;

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