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3.mnsrment» ACADEMY OF SIC -1C— 8 :10— Ninety and Mr. AMERICAN THE>TF.U— 2 — *— Kidnapped- I?ELA9CO TnEATKT:— 6— du Harry. BIJOU THEA.-K.i- - i.-v— The MocKirr Bird. BROADWAY TKB/TRE— S-The Silver Slipper. CASINO — R:l3 — A Chinese Hii») moon. CRITERION THEATKE— <»— Iris. DAT/TS THEATRD— ?:io— A Country Girl. EDEN UVSV.Er- 2— — TT.e World In Wax. EMPIRE THEATRE— «:2O— Imprudence. ■FOURTEENTH STREET THEATRE—*-- Old Urr.erlclc Tr -A !. OARRICK THEATRE— I -" T!ie Stubbornness of Geral (Um OAP.DEN* THEATRE— C :3C>— Amor.* Those Pr«aent. HARLEM OPERA HOUSE— Th( Joy of Llvln* HERALD SQUARE THBATRE— A Cigarette Maker's Romance ar.l n<-u?et rte L'lEle. IRVING PLACE THEATRE— ViO— AH Heidelberg. KEITHS— Iu:3O a. m. to 10:30 v- m.— Cci lirsuous Per f-r.™«n<-» KXICXEr.BGOKER THEATRE— Sherlock Holmes. MaIjT.SON SQUARE THF.ATRI! :30 — Audrey. 34ANHATTAN THEATKE— h— Man of Magdala. MENDELSSOHN HALl>— 3— Piano Recital—B:ls—Con cert. MRS?. OSSORNS PLAYHOUFE— B:4S— Fad ana Folly. HUB RAY HILL. THBATRE— i— Merry Wive* of Windsor. NEW SAVOY THEATRE— S:2O— Carrots and a Country Mouse. NEW-TORK THEATRE— P-15— 5a!!y in Our Alley. PASTOK'S — C<-,ntlnu..us Performar.ee. ifRIXCEVS THE\rRE— The Night of the Party I'ROCTOR'? — Contiru'nin Performance BT. NICHOLAS GARDEN— 2— !>:3u— BoMock's Great Ani mal Arena. VICTORIA— »:15— The Eternal City WALLA CK"S THEATriE— S/iO— The Crlfis TVEFT END THKATHIi-v-Are You a Ma*on? 3nlicx lo OVDnrrnscmcnis Pag*. Co].! Page. Col. Amusements 14 5-<llrstn:<-t|r>:i ....1" 2 Aue BUM Financial. 13 2Lost 10 I Autumn Reports . 10 3 Marriage* & Deaths.. '.) 6-6 Banker* & Broken.. 3 Miscellaneous It 2-6 Tloara & Rooms 10 5: Notice of Summons... ."> 8 Book Bargains lit 2 Ocean Steamers. ...... ."> .'• RuElntss Chanrec 10 2. Proposals 13 4 < ■Street Cleaning . . 10 3 Pawnbrokers' Sales. .10 6 City BjoMla ...10 8 ! Pianos & Organ*.. . . 10 I City Property for Pub: !c ..... .*. C ■sic 13 • RtUroadi 11 5-4 Dividend Notices 13 i Keal tate 13 5-6 Dom. Sit* Wanted. ..lo 7-8 Real Estate Wanted. .l 3 6 Dane'nK Academies.. 10 1! School Apene>s 10 S Dreesmakltiy 10 4 Special Notices 9 6 Employ. Armeies . 10 3 Steamboats 13 4 Excursion? II <} ! Surrogate's Notices... 5 5-6 Financial Meeting*. .13 4 !?tora*e Notices 10 5 Financial 11 .".Teachers 10 S Financial 13 2 Tr'bune Subscription Foreclosure Sales IS «' Rates 9 6 Furnished Room* ...)<> 4 'Trust Companies 13 * Help Wanted 10 6 ■ Work Wanted 10 *• " 2VetD-?3ork Dttilv uribxmt TUESDAY. NOVEMBER 23. 1902. THE NEWS T77/.9 MORXiyG. FOREIGN. — A strike demonstration In Ha vana resulted in riot and serious fighting be tween the strikers and police; two strikers were knifed and eighty or more persons, including several of the police, were injured; President Palma said that property of foreigners would be protected at all hazards. • - Ex-President Rafael Iglesias left Costa Rica, sailing for New- Orleans, his life In Central America having be come unbearable since the revolution of last May. == The House of Commons by a large majority voted to accept the Brussels conven tion providing for the abolition of bounties on sugar. = De Rydzeweki. the Russian singer. In Trhose room in Paris Mrs. Gore, an American, died, was released from custody; at the instruc tion of the United States Government Consul General Gowdy named a commission of phy sicians to make an autopsy on Mrs. Gore, and report as to the nature of her death. DOMESTlC— President Roosevelt spent most of the day in conference with Republican lead ers in Congress. = The application of the Commercial Cable Company to construct a transpacific line was approved by the Presi dent. = a statement issued at the White House explained that the appointment of Dis trict Attorney Byrne, of Delaware, was made on the ground of merit and not In recognition of the Afldicks faction ===== The Salt Lake City Ministerial Alliance adopted resolutions protesting against the election to the United States Senate of Apostle Reed Smoot of the Mormon Church. ■ President Mitchell, with Messrs. Darrow and Lloyd, of the Mine Work ers* attorneys, went to "Washington by request of Wayne MacVeagh. of counsel for the oper ators; several of the independent operators came to this city for their conference to-day with the presidents cf. the coal roads; the independents now take a more conciliatory tone; they expect to make such terms with the coal presidents as will permit them to join In the settlement of the dispute. ===== Mr. and Mrs. Courtlandt Field Bishop, of Lenox. Mass., will tour through A! giers in an automobile this winter. ClTY.— Stocks were irregular and active. ===== Commissioner Partridge, to chow the superiority of the present two platoon system over the three platoon plan urged by the policemen, mo bilized 34S reserves at the Grand Central Palace in an hour and a half. ■ ■ Charges of corrup t ion were made to the Mayor in connection with the condemnation of a site for Troop C's armory. - . , It was learned that the will of Mrs. Ellen Gore, who was shot dead in a Paris studio, was !n the possession of a lawyer here, and would be probated in this city. ■ . It was said that a bill would be introduced in Albany this win ter abolishing the office of Coroner in this city* r== The State Railroad Commissioners gave the Pennsylvania Railroad permission to build Its proposed tunnel connections. =rr^- Mayor Low appointed a commission of three to report on improvements In the water supply. === A postponement of two weeks was granted In the Prudential-Fidelity merger. ■ A trolley car beheaded a boy who was playing tag. ■ . . ■ Fifteen hundred union men were locked out by the builders of New-Roehelle. Larchmnnt and Pelbam Manor. == Seventeen descendants of John I. Blair asked the New-Jersey Court of Chancery to construe the will in regard to the division of the property. — ■— J. E. Williams, a New-York drygoods man. dropped dead in the Pennsylvania station, in Newark. THE WEATHER.— for to-day: Rain, with fresh winds, veering east. The temperature yesterday: Highest, 55 degrees; lowest, 43 degrees. , TEE TRUE FUXCTIOX OF LABOR UJTIOVB. It -was a creditable thing for President Eliot, If he had reason to believe that his previous ut terance on the labor problem had been misun derstood, to return to the subject and explain his views ax length in Epite of the Indecent criticism of his recent remarks by men to whom he was really more friendly than they had thought. We do not suppose that in these days of boycott and counter-boycott, of expulsions of men from labor unions for doing their duty as citizens, the labor agitators who have been de no'incinir President Eliot for defending the rights of the "scab" will be appeased by bis exposition of the good points of labor unionism. It was doubtless not his purpose to appease them, but rather to make sure that his Influence weighed in the right direction. He believes In unions, and the notion that he is antagonistic to properly conducted unions, fostered by the fury "i the agitator* whose abuse of power he has criticised, might do harm. It might stimulate unreasonable opposition to unions. Undoubtedly unions have done much to im prove the condition of wage earners, and when they are so managed that it Is possible for em ployers to trust them and co-operate with them they may fill a most Important place In the so cial and Industrial system. For a number of years until recently the unions seemed to be gaining in moderation. Of late, however, rad ical adventurers seem to have been gaining the upper hand once more and disgracing organ ized labor by such exhibitions of folly and bad citizenship as have been seen In Schenectady. The members of unions should take to heart what President Eliot says. Let them devote tbemeelres to securing adequate rewards for faithfulness and efficiency instead of penalizing them by their levelling process intended to en able the poor end lazy -workman to get as much as the good and diligent one. Let them work to secure steadiness of work, fair compensation. an old age pension system, better homes and more sanitary surroundings. Capital has combined and labor may well combine as a wholesome check upon the ten dency to destroy Individuality by turning in dustry into one vast machine regardless of men. But the labor combination must not itself set up a machine equally fatal to individual human rights. If It does our American freedom and hope will be ground between the upper and the lether maistcnes. President Eliot is on solid ground when he protests against the limiting of apprenticeships and the closing of the door to honorable industry on the growing generation Id the eclfleh attempt to monopolize the labor market. The learned professions are vastly more crowded than the skilled trades, but in Ute former every encouragement Is given to the beginners, nnd all the members, new and old, base their hope of success oil showing expert capacity. In the trades, however, superior abil ity is discouraged As far as possible it is for bidden to show itself, ami industrial conditions are shaped for the benefit of the careless an i inexpert. They must not be crowded out by newcomers. Too high a standard must not be set for them by other workers. Labor union men themselves will not object to President Eliot's demand that law and order be upheld by the unions As an academic prin ciple they all agree to this. The trouble is to translate that academic principle into action when an Issue is Joined. Of course, the unions discountenance violence; but they defend the union members who attack "scabs." Of course, they want order maintained; but they consider the National Guard an enemy for maintaining it. If the unions will free themselves from Chene faults they will be entitled to respect and will have it. There is not the slightest doubt that the American people in general sympathize with the efforts of wage earners to rise In the. world by any worthy effort. They will not, however, endure to see individuality nnd the chance of rising crushed out by a caste system. Instead of alienating the people by narrow self ishness and alliance with lawlessness, labor unionists should identify themselves unmistak ably with sound Americanism, which means law. liberty and free opportunity. MR. CLEVELAND'S LETTER. No fair minded reader of Mr. Cleveland's let ter to "The New-York World." printed on Sun day in that journal and reproduced In our own columns yesterday, will deny that it is credit able to the ex-President and of general interest. As we remarked with special reference to ••• letter which he sent to a Democratic gathering in this city near the end of the recent campaign, Mr. Cleveland is sometimes pleased to exercise his faculty of imparting an appearance of deep meaning to an utterance which is round on ex amination to be merely perfunctory. But this letter to "The World" is not a production of that kind. It is an earnest appeal to his party to make itself worthy of public respect In or der that it may command public confidence and regain control of public affairs. We do not con sider it probable that if the Democracy should accept his advice the results which he expects would follow, but its credit would be raised and its chance* improved. Democrats who still support doctrines, meth ods and leaders that Mr. Cleveland has opposed will lind u<~> suggestion of retreat or compro mise in his letter. He gives them clearly to un derstand that he has not budged by alluding at the outset to "outrageous attempts lately made to represent" him "as Indorsing not only un " Democratic policies, but men who have nu "forttmately gained temporary Democratic noto "riety." There can be no risk in assuming that the Bryan-Tom Johnson school of statesman ship is covered in that sentence, and we are glad to suppose that it was likewise meant to refer to David B. Hill, his demagogic coal plank and his perfidious coarse of pelf-seeking. But while Democrats who know that they will be readily identified by his description will resent It. and others of more respectable proclivities but of timorous nature may wish that Mr. Cleveland had been more concilia ton*, he is right in declaring that the path lie point? out is the only path of rehabilitation for the Demo cratic parly We do not need to say that in our opinion, and apparently in the opinion of the country, the "heedless arrogance of th^ Repub lican parry" is in reality an honorable confi dence in its continuing fitness to direct public affairs based on a fail estimate of its present and past services— such confidence being quite consistent with an acknowledgment of defi ciencies and supported by a sense of obligation to do still better hereafter. Bur inasmuch as be is unquestionably sincere we shall not quar rel with Mr. Cleveland because of his stereo typed and unconvincing rehearsal of what he conceives to be Republican defaults and of fences The real importance of Mr. Cleveland's letter, in the view of al! that is reputable in the Demo cratic party, and In a wider view than that, con.-i.-ts in the fact that it demands a decisive rejection by the Democracy of the cowardly counsels of expediency and a bold adoption of a high moral standard. He expects the people to discover that its aims and purposes are be neficent, and therefore he looks for its ascend ancy In the near future. We do not share that expectation, and therefore do not accept that forecast; but we should rejoice to believe that the Democratic party was capable of reforma tion and rehabilitation, a strong, honest and patriotic opposition is not absolutely essential at all times to good government and national prosperity, as our experience has shown during the greater part of the last half century; but it does serve valuable purposes and is always to be desired. THE AUSTRIAN IRON TRUST. Current dispatches— such as that printed In Sunday's Tribune— tell of the formation of a preat iron and steel combination in Austria and Hungary. These are a sequel to, or a comple ment of. the article printed in these columns last summer, in which we reported the efforts which were then being made to form such a combination and described in detail the prin ciples on which it was to be formed and the ends which it was expected to attain. That which we then forecast is now fulfilled. The organization has been perfected. It Includes twenty-three separate concerns, comprising every Important iron and steel mill or foundry in the Dual Realm. We might add, as we said last summer, that it also comprises practically every potentiality of one, since its constituent members own or control every important iron mine in the two countries. It comes about as near to being a complete monopoly as anything of which the Industrial world has cognizance. Concerning the object of this combination there Is no uncertainty. It is to make money, and to make it more abundantly. That, we may say, is the object of every business under taking. True, but there are differences in the means through which that end is to be attained. The average trust in this country alms to in crease profits by lessening expenses and by keeping prices more uniform. Some trusts have. It is said, deliberately raised prices to the consuming public. On the other hand, some of the greatest trusts in various lines of business have very considerably lessened such prices while at the same time improving the quality of their service. This Austro-Hungarian combi nation makes no secret of its intention. It will save money by reducing expenses, and It will also Increase profits by raising prices. ' That is openly proclaimed in advance. It means to make iron and steel more costly to all who need to use those commodities. In that respect it will be a trust of the most unpopular kind. It matters little what such a combination is called. Some take pains to explain that it is not a trust, but a "cartel." The latter term is a favorite one In Austria and Germany. It has long been applied to the beet sugar rings in those countries. "Syndicate" is tbe word used hi France. Juliet's observations upon the rose are entirely apposite. Cartel or syndicate or trust, it Is all the same. Its alms are the alms of the most extreme trust. Its ways and means are those of the most ruthless trust. Its plan of organization is that of the typical trust. We shall see what Its results will be. At any rate the existence of it will cause Austrian denun ciations of the American trust eastern to ring NEW- YORK DAILY TRTBFXE. TUESDAY. NOVEMBER 25, 1902. bopelensly hollow. rhe ••.trtcl must aot <-all tbe trust Mack. AS TO HOUSE MMllLL'y. A few years ago the local government of this city ordered the renumbering of the houses on a certain street of the Borough of Manhattan. The rule was complied with, and at least one of ihe residents of the street adorned his house with numerals of a somewhat elaborate and decorative pattern. Within a year thereafter the same local government reversed itself and ordered the old numbering restored. That one citizen declined, delas r ed, or, at any rate, failed. to remove the new number from his house and to replace the old one. Thereupon, after wait ing for nearly two years, the city brought suit against him for having his house improperly numbered, and lost the suit. The Incident— without the slightest reference to the intrinsic merit.-; uf the case— is a supc gestlve oue. As we understand it. the object of ihe municipal ordinance is to cause every house in the city to be correctly and legibly numbered so that if may be readily and accurately iden tified. That is a laudable object. It ought to be attaiued. But if it is to be attained by the bringing of suits against all citzens whose houses :ire not properly numbered, it is high time for the Corporation Counsel to appoint aoout a hundred assistants for the express purpose of prosecuting delinquent householders. For there is u<» exaggeration In saying that a large major ity of houses iv this city are not properly num bered. There may be few which bear wrong numbers, as in the case to which we have re ferred, but there ;ire ninny which bear no num bers at all, while legion is the name of those whose numbers are for all practical purposes illegible. There are innumerable houses which bear numbers on au outer vestibule door, and that door, from early morning until late nt night. Is invariably so swung In against the wnll that one must ascend the steps and enter the vestibule in order to read the number, others have the number so placed that at night it is sure to be hidden in shadow, and there art many other devices, widely practised, for ren dering house numbers illegible and useless. The argent need of =tre*»t signs at all corners has often l>een emphasized. It is scarcely if any less necessary to have houses legibly num bered. At present a man often has to find his way about town by counting the streets from some one which lie happens to be abie to Iden tity, until he reaches the one he wants. Still mure often does one have to count the bouses along a block, from the corner or from one which happens to be legibly •numbered, until by such process of numeration he reaches the one of which he is In quest. Yet at a cost of 8 few cents each house could be permanently numbered In a manner perfectly legible by day and by night, from the sidewalk and from thn roadway. It may be well to proceed again?', houses with "'queer" numbers. It is certain that something should be done about the thou sandfold more numerous bouses tritb practical ly do numbers at all. "TyDEPEyDAXCE oblige." The world is indeed becoming smaller. First, exploration made all men acquainted with all others. Then steam navigation vastly facili tated and expedited travel and transportation. Then the telegraph made, for purposes of In terchange of thought, all nations next door neighbors. Finally, or latest, for we know not what yet may come to pass, the growth of in dustries and commerce has caused all nations to reach out in every direction, so that to day whatever concerns one does in a measure concern all. The Atlantic Ocean is mathemat ically .is wide and deep as ever. But for" pur poses of travel and transportation Its width is now measured in days Instead of weeks; while for purposes of communication it has been practically annihilated. New-York and Lon don are nearer together to-day than New-York and Brooklyn were within the memory of men now living and not yet grown old. These circumstances, men say. impose upon the powers new obligation, of International courtesy and forbearance and consideration That Is quite true, and it is true of other States than those great ones which are commonly called "the powers." The United States and Great Britain and Germany and France are un der increased constraints of friendship. But so in proportionate measure are Venezuela and Co lombia and Rumania and Bulgaria. The lessen ing of space and time has brought them Into closer contact with the rest of the world, just as much as it has the larger nations. Time was when the doings of a Francia or a Santa Ana were of little account to the world at large, so long as they were confined within the bounds of Paraguay or Mexico. That time Is no more Nations cannot now go by on the other side and leave such men and States to their own devices. The road has become too narrow. "Noblesse oblige" Is an old and a true say ing. "Independence oblige" Is no less true. The possession of Independence Imposes ob ligations which cannot be avoided -if the Inde pendence is to be respected. It imposes the ob ligation of behaving In a manner worthy of an independent sovereign state, the obligation of respecting the rights of all others under treaties and under the common law of nations, the ob ligation of peace and order. That is a lesson which various States need to learn; Bulgaria, for example, with her brigands, and Venezuela with her explosive compounds of dictatorship and revolution. If they do not learn it the re sult Is Inevitable. The Independence which does not fulfil Its obligations will cease to be respected. EDWUI FORRESTS OX PLATFORMS. The profits of the local transportation lines in Manhattan and The Bronx are now so hand some that the companies could well afford to employ competent teachers In elocution to train the platform men to announce tbe streets ami the stations so distinctly thnt every paitanger in a car could hear tbe words. How wide the range between the utterances of different classes of conductors: Some of the men in uni form talk out so plainly, with full voices, that . there is no chance of mistakes among their ! bearer*. Others mumble over their culls as if their throats were Btuffed with potatoes, and no listener can understand what they are say- j ing. Men who fail entirely in their duty in this part of their work should Join the ranks of si lent wage earners in other fields of usefulness iv which they would rarely he required to ..pen their mouths except for meals. There are many departments of Industry where the toilers need to do no shouting. But if the thick-tonguod stumblers over the ' warnings to passengers of the "next stup" and tbe like were asked why they make such a mess of calling out the names and figures which they are expected to vociferate plainly, they might possibly reply after the fashion <>f the nervous, distraught stase novice m the time of Kdwin Forrest. That famous and robust actor was rehearsing a local company In a small town on one of his starring journeys He always took great pains in rehearsals and labored diligently to secure the best results. This particular novice had a sentence or two to utter in the play which Mr. Forrest was about to 6et before the public. The renowned tragedian Insisted that the unfortunate young man should deliver his words with due em phasis and discretion. The youngster bundled and blundered. Forrest repeated the phrases again and again. His frightened punil .could not say them as the player thundered them out. Forrest lost patience and, with threatening mien :tnd blazing with rage, advanced uimju the cowering mummer, :ip.i with a volcanic out burst of Imprecations screamed m wrath: "Why don't you say ii as 1 do?" The poor fellow, scared alinosi oul of his senses, replied: "Why. Mr. Forrest, ! gel only five dollars a "week. If I uould say things as you say them. ■ would I be \\ here I am?" • So of some of the men on the platforms of the Manhattan and the Metropolitan. If they were of the Daniel Webster and Edwin Forrest type, ami had voices like the sounds of mighty waters. they might be dramatic stars or political stump speakers and no longer whisper in muffled tones- "Move up in front, please.' and mis up Amity-st. with Madison Square, to the dismay and discomfiture of distressed wayfarers. When the strike mania extends to little boys and little girls in public schools no arbitration is needed. The heavy hand and the slipper of parental chastisement at home will speedily suppress such outbreaks. "The Evening Post" tells the truth and hits homo when it declares that the hanging of lynchers. North or Sou»h, upon conviction of murder will put a stop to the crimes of cowardly assassins who take the lives of victims who have not had a trial, who have not been found guilty and who may be Innocent. The remedy is jus', there, and it will surely be effective. Hang the lynching murderers and th°n there will be no more trouble. It is reported that Wardmnn Bissert has Red across the ocean and has no Intention of re turning. He can readily be spared from the field of his activity here, a field which he as suredly did not adorn. In buying a snf> for the reception of the America's Cup before It is won back Sir Thomas Lipton exhibits the triumph of hope over ex perience, and gives to the breeze a high flying pennon of confidence which looks like locking the stable door before the horse is put in it. Th» orders of a Tammany boss to the Board of Aldermen wore openly and avowedly neces sary to prevent the "holdup" of even so impor tant a municipal improvement as the Pennsyl vania tunnel, which the city could well have afforded to pay $20.000.0j0 for rather than to lose it. In the evolution of our urban government the sooner the Board of Aldermen la shod. Hke the tadpole's tall, the higher the residue of the organization will bp. The death of Herr Krupp removes from the field of earthly activity a man who undoubtedly manufactured more artillery, a greater num ber of deadly weapons of big calibre, than any other individual ever ie<*n upon this planet. A salvo of 16-!nch guns should be tlr^i abOTfl his grave Th» wopk of th» Horse Show was one con tinuous carnival for extortionate hackmen and for waiters greedy for extravagant tips. In no other time of the year is bo much money prodigally (scattered for the enrichment of un deserving drivers and the croesing of itching palms in hotels and restaurants as in the brief season in which the horse star Is blazing. Talk at tho dof star! That does not count in com parison. THE TALK OF THE DAT. ThOB Wen'worth Hlgglnson says: "For many years It has been my strongest conviction In re rpect to divorce that our statute books should have a double system of laws In respect to chi'.d lens marriage* us compared with those where the interests of children were Included. In childless marriages It Is the Interests of man and wife alone which hav»> to be consulted, but the moment children appear the question becomes Incomparably more difficult. For childless marriages it seems to me that divorce should be far easier: but in the other case, the Interests of the next generation be come the primary object, and the law should place much greater obstacles in the way of separation" At I It me to pass that the Sluggard, after consulting the Sage from Sagevllle. heeded his arivlee nnd went to the Ant for the purpose of ac fjulrln* a Job lot of wisdom. But when he finally arrived at th« hill where the Ant tolled eighteen hours daily, he discovered a half-starved Ant ep'er making a one-course dinner of the Ant col ouy. "Verily." remarked the Sluggard to himself, as he turned away In disgust, "if that Is the reward of Industry. 1 shall continue to slug as hereto fore."—(Chicago News. The following titles appeared In a London book- Feller's catalogue: TITLES OTVKN. Shakespeare's Judith. Ed. by Black. The Curtain Will Net Rise To-night. By Thorpe. His Equals and Other Poems. Paradii.^ of Burglars. Four Wings and an Arm. The Newcomers. Harry Snoodle'a Masterpiece. Gen re. 1 is In's Indecent Man. Moses Hart's Twelve Masses. Homer's The Ills He Had. How i Roasted Moses. WHAT THEY SHOULD HAVE BEEN. Judith Shakespeare. By W. Black. Thorpe's Curfew Must Not King To-nljrht. Ezekler and Other Poems, Burglars in Paradise. Four Winds Farm. Thackeray's Newcomea, Aristotle's Masterpiece. Jane Byre. Darwin's Descent of Man. Mozart's Twelfth Mass. Homer's Hind. How I Reached the Masses. A Tsrrant County girl who Is attending school in Fort Worth. a\s a Texas paper, wrote home to her parents: "I am Just In love with ping pong!" Th« Stem Texas father Is alleged to have said when be heard It: "You can write and tell Ama rillis Jane that if she is goinp to full in love with any of th<.m blamed Port Worth Chinamen she can just count on being cut oft without a cent." Auntie (finding Jackie sobbing In a corner)— Why. Jackie, what h;is happened to make you feel so badlj this morning;? .lack!. M ma m Isaed some jelly. Auntli 11" hoi I see. And her suspicions Ml upon you. eh? .L.i kic— No, auntlo; It was her slipper.— Tho Bos ton I lourl< r. One of tho Newcastle journals, say "The T.or.don Globe," publishes ■ sketch of Sir John Alrd under the amazing titir-: "The Man who Damned the Nile." It Is this sort of thing which makes a man swear. "1 wonder who made the first after dinner speech?" ;< >k>>l the philosopher. "Adam." replied the wise guy. promptly. "As soon as he cot through with the core of that apiple, he said, 'the woman tempted me," didn't her — (Cincinnati Commercial Tribune. It Is told of Bishop Williams, of Connecticut, for many years Presiding % Hlshop of the Episcopal Church in America, who lived all his life a bache lor, that he was talking one day with a young man from the West about a tax a Western State was trying to Impose on bachelors, the tax to be increased a certain per cent for every ten years of bachelorhood. "Why, Bishop." said the young man, "at your age you would have to pay about $100 a year." "Well." said the Bishop, quietly and in his oldtime vernacular, "It's wuth It." One day while Pa;t was walking alone; the street he caught sight of thfl bill. "Apartments Fur nished," whereupon he boldly knocked at the door Ii was opened by the landlady In person, and the following conversation took place: •That would you furnish my room for?" asked Tat. "Furnish your room for?" said the landlady: "what do you mean?" "Why. you sot 'Apartments furnished" In your windows," said Pat. "Well, that means that I've got a room to let already furnished!" 1 and she slammed the door in his face, leaving Pal to think It over.— (London Spare Moments. A new type of automobile has been devised by a German inventor. By friction wheels it in said that the speed is regulated at a uniform rate. The power supplied by the motor can also be regulated, by a device by which the flow of gas can be In crea&ed or decreased at will. The automobile is very light, and It is easily governed, as It is said that It can be completely controlled by two levers one for each hand. Heed and remember. O aspiring youth. "Success In error means defeat in truth." Better, by far. to linger at the base. If to achieve the height means soul-disgrace' — (Susi« M. Best, In Success. About "People and Social Incidents. AT THE WIIITK HOUSE. Washington. Nov. -"» (Sp<?c!al).-The President continued suadUy to-day his brief conferences with Republican leaders in Congress regarding the prospects fcr legislation which were outlined In The Tribur.e this morning- Among his callers were Speaker Henderson Chairman Car.non " the House Appropriations Committee, Senators Alli . on. Lodge. ''■■• krell Quay. Scott Elklns, Cullom. wart, Fairbanks. Foster and Gibson. Represent atives Hepburn. Babcock, McClelland P.outell and Bi >wnlow. General Chaffce in foil uniform called with Secretary Roo A a- •*'■'.< lined later by Gen eral Corbin ComSlssiSlier Wright assured toe President that the anthracite miners and oper ators have about reached an agreement. The strike commission w!!l nevertheless make a report. The President said -day that he can make no long trips away from Washington until next May, when he will probably go to the Pacific Coast The White House guests at present are Baron and Bar cress Speck yon Sternburg, Mr. and sirs. Strachey. Mrs. La Farge and Miss Helen Roose velt. Miss Alice Roosevelt returned home to-night. The President and Mrs. Roosevelt entertained at dii neer Justice and Mrs. White, the Secretary of War, the Attorney General and Mrs. Knox. Ad miral and Mrs. Dewey, General Crosier, Baron and Baronesa yon Sternburg, Mr. and Mrs. Strachey, Captain and Mrs. Cowles. Mrs. La Farge and Miss Tuckerman. The decorations were white. THE CABINET. Washington, Nov. 24 (Special).— The members of the Cabinet will, as usual, spend Thanksgiving Day at their Washington homes. The Secretary of State and Mrs. Hay expect to hive with them their married daughters. Mrs. Payne Whitney and Mrs. Wads worth: the home of the • Secretary of the Treasury and Mrs. Shaw will be gay with young people, as their children will be here for the school holiday*; the family of Secretary Root will be on the ocean bound for home, and as Mr. Root and the President are warm friends It Is likely that he will be a guest at dinner at the White House. The At torney General and Mr*. Knox 1 have invited a few friends to a family dinner, and the Postmaster General and Mrs. Payne will celebrate the day at thoir hotel. The Secretary of the Navy will probably eat his Thanksgiving turkey with a couple <jf chosen friends at the Wdrden house, which he leased a short time ago. The family of the Sec retaryof the Interior are In mo jrning for Mr. Hitch cock's brother anil will spend the day quietly at their home in K-st Miss Wilson, daughter of the Secre tary of Agriculture, always celebrates the holidays In merry fashion, and will, is usual, have a few friends to help rat one of ihe turkeys which the Secretary will be sure to have sent to htm. along with other good things, from his Western home. THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS. Washington, Nov. 21 (Special).— Charles M. Ffoulke gave I dinner to-night in honor of M. Cambon. The ambassador will be a guest at din ner at the White House to-morrow night. The Peruvian Minister and Seflora CaWeron cannot fix the date of their daughter's introduction to society until the legation house, into which they recently moved, is completely furnished. Rapid progress is being made, but «crac of the draperies and works of art ordered from Europe have not yet arrived. Viseond<? de Alte, the Minister from Portugal, has returned to hi? post here. He spent th* summer at Narragansett and the fall in travel. The counsellor of the French Embassy and Mm*. de Margerie have gone to North Carolina to spend Thanksgiving with Mr. and Mrs. George Vander bllt at Biltrr...re. Sefiora de Quesada. wife of the Minister from Cuba, will return to-morrow from a short visit to New-York. Alexander Pavlow. th» Russian Minister to Corea. whose marriage to Mile Dcs Planques, Countess Cassini's guest, will take place in January. la vi? iting Theodore Hanson, first secretary of the Rus sian Embassy. NOTES OF SOCIETY IN WASHINGTON. Washington. Nov. 14. (Special).— Miss Satlie Franklin Walnwiight, who was presented at a tea this afternoon, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dallas Bacba Wainwright and granddaughter Of Capt.iin Ri^har^ Wainwrlght. commander of Farra^ut's flagship, the Hartford. In the Civil War. He fought under the great Admiral through out the war. an!, it Is said, was the only man ever known to receive a compliment from him for gallant work. Miss Wainwright is a descendant from Benjamin Franklin on both sides of her house. Mr«. Cushman K. Davis has commissioned Che valier Trentaneuve to execute a memorial statue of her husband. Senator Davis, which will be un veiled at Arlington in the spring. Mr. and Mrs. Wayne MacVeagh will close their purnmer home, Bronkfleld Farm, near Philadel phia, in a day or two. and return to ;:.elr Washing ton house. In Mas^achusetts-ave. Mrs. Thomas Nelson Pa^e has cards out for December 4. whon the will Introduce her youngest daughter. Miss Florence Field. Mrs. Charles M. Ffoulke has cards out for De cember 1 from 5 to 7. to introduce Ml«s Gwendoline Pfoulke. NEW-YORK SOCIETY. AT THE OPERA. 1..- first performance at the Metropolitan Opera Tfmise last evening marked the opening of the New-Tort season in a most conspicuous manner. The bouse was extremely brilliant. It was a trifle cold perhaps at first, but it always warms up to Mme. Earr.es. Th« unwritten rule of evening dress at the opera, which New-York has been somewhat slow in learning, except those who have boxes, prevailed everywhere, and even in the very top gallery men and women were thus arrayed, and the house, when lighted up during the intermis sions, presented a dazzling spectacle. It was a late opera. Society did not muster until after 3 o'clock, and the parterre did rot take on its splendor untl! after the third act. From the Goe'.et box. at the extreme south, to the Julllinrd box. op posite to it. there was an unbroken circle of gor geously gowned worm The lew< li wre mas nillcent. and the parterre may be said to have fur nisi a brilliant md full representation of the world of fashion of New-York. Mrs. Astor. in black velvet, trimmed with lace, and wearing a diamond tiara and a diamond neck lace, occupied Boa No. 7 with her daughter-in-law, Mrs. John Jacob Astor. the latter In a dress of white satin and black chantilly trimmed with mauve velvet, and wearing a diamond tiara. Mrs. M. orme Wilson, near by. in box No. 3, was gowned in blue panne velvet, while Mrs. Ogden Goelet. who once more occupied her box. No. 1. was in white satin, with which she wore a diamond tiara. With her were her daughter Stay and her sister, Mr-. Cornelius Vani!<-rl)ilt. the latter in white satin and cream colored tulle, trimmed with silver spangles, while MI'S Goele;'.« frock was of blue spangled lac-"" over white. Mrs. William Douglas S!o:i-ie. dressed In turquoise blue velvet, occupied Box So, 17 with Mrs. Hamilton McK. Twombly, the latter in pearl gray satin, with shoulder straps of white roses an.l a white aigrette in her hair. Mrs Eldrldtre T. Gerry and her two daughters were in Box No. C 3. Mrs. Gerry in white satin. trimmed with black and white lace: Miss Mabel (Jerry in pink satin and Miss JSMIVrs Gerry in a frock of white satin and pa!o blr..-> chiffon. Mrs. Robert Goelet'a box was oocopted by Mrs I'harU'S Dana Gl'.i«on. in a gown of violet eivpe de chine. trimm.vl with silver, while Mrs, Alfred G. Vander bllt, wh" occupied her mother- ta-law*« ;>.'X. No. 31, was dressed In white satin, trimmed with ermine, and wore ■ diamond aigrette in hrr imr. the frock vi Miss Theresc Iselln, who was v iih her. bring of whit* 1 satin, trimmed with violet velvet ar.d white chiffon. Mrs. Herbert Parsons, in coral pink velvet, was with l-.er mother. Mrs. Henry Clews, the i.iti< ; :■ i (own of mauve s.mn. while. Mrs. r. B. Alexander, who was In a box near by. wore ■ toilet of gmy satin, trimmed with lace. Lady Algernon Gordon Lennox, in bright red sntin. occupied a seat in the box of J. Pierpont Morgan, whose daughter, Mrs. W. Plerson Hamil ton. wi< in silver stay satin and lace. Mrs. George Henry Warren. In Box No. 14. wore a gown of blr.ek i et. embroidered in white chenille, with red (towers in her hair and on her bodice. Miss Barbey. with her two sisters, occupied Box No. V). M:sst Barbey being in white satin. MtSS I*\ .i Hartley in pir.k satin, trimmed with white and Mrs. Alfred Beton, Jr.. in a gown of li^ht blue velvet. Miss Eleanor lay. in ruse sati:i. trimmed with rresm lace and pink silk rose petals, mid with pink roses in her hair. was in by with Miss Marlon Haven, the latter in white tulle and silver spangles, wbili Miss »*red< ri -a Webb in her father's boa, wore a fro.-k of white rrfpe and tulle. Mrs. J. Stewart Harnoy. wkh her mother. Mrs. Alexander Van Nest, was in Box No 29. Mrs. Van Nest in silver gray s*tin. trimmed with lace, while Mrs. Barneys gown: was of pink satin and tulle. "Mr* f Frederick Tarns, with Mrs Lloyd Bryee and Miss Clare Bryce. were in Box No. 13. Miss Bryce in white satin. Mrs. Tarns in black net over white satin Jetted with green p«llette«. while the toilette of Mra. Bryce was of silver gray riatin. Mrs" Stanford White in white satin was in Box No. 9 with Mrs. Charles T. Barney, the latter In gray satin and l;«c#. while Miss Amy Townuend. in Mrs. James A. Burden's box. wa< dressed in black lace trimmed w'lh black velvet. Mrs. Lucius Wil merding. who was with her. was in pale blue satin and chiffon. Mrs. James A. Burden. Jr . was in a Lox near by in a toilet of green satin. In Box No. lo were Mrs. C. Oliver Iselln, In white satin and lac*, with her st-;>dauchter!». the Misses lselir.. la pale blaa satin, trimmed with white lace. Mrs. J. Norman is K. Whltehouse, Mrs. Lawrence Wuterbury and Maa Polly Whittler were in i Henry Smith's -Mrs. Whithouse in whit satin, trimmed with lace: Mlsa Whlttier in whit* satin, with pink panne velvet shoulder knots and Mrs. Watertmrr hi pale blue velvet. Among others present here Misa 'Lina Morton, la the Levi p. Morton box. dressed in white liberty gauze, with touches of pink: Mrs. Prescott Slade in white satin: Mrs. Stephen H. O. Pell, in pal« gray crtpe ami chiffon: Mrs. Wilbur Bloougood in \iolet crepe de chine: Miss Da Forest, In gray vel vet: Mrs Philip Ly.u^ who occupied a seat in the orchestra stalls, and Mr*. James P. Kernochan it garnet satin, trimmed with velvet of a darker hue. OTHER SOCIAL NOTES. A number of dinners were given last : . connection with the opera. Among the hostesses were Mrs. Astor. Miss Gurnee and Mrs. William J SrbiPfreltn. who afterward took their guests to "Otello." Mr* Astor (rives another dii.r.-r to morrow nlpht at her house In Flfth-ave. prior to the performance at the opera. Mr. and Mrs. Alfred O. Vanderbllt leave town to-day for Newport, and will celebrate Thanksgiv ing at Oakland Farm, their place at Portsmouth R. 1., where they will spend most of the winter Mr. and Mrs. Pembroke Jones, who. like Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Vanderbllt. were In town for the Horse Show, have also left the city and gone to Airlie, their place In North Carolina, taking with them a large party for Thanksgiving. Their guests in clude tv. K. Vanderbilt, Mrs. Stuyvesant Fish. J Henry Smith. James Walters. 'Mrs. W. Rhinelaader Stewart. Mr. and Mr*. Oliver Harrimar., jr and Henry F. Eldrldge. Many house parties are being given for Thanks giving. Schuyler L. Parsons will have one at his place at Islip. Long- Island, his guests Inching Miss Cathleen N'eilson. Miss Dodge. Ernest \Tdin and Reginald C. Vanderblit In town. Thanksgiving dinners wiii be given by Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Wilson, by Mrs. A. Hollan.l Forbes and by Miss Delia Gurnee. srktte it Mor ristown. X. J . Mrs. Lewis G Thebaud has a h< dlnner dance on that evenirg. Mr. and Mrs. H. McKay Twombi? returned la town yesterday from their country place at Madi son. X. J., and have opened their Louse. Xo. f»i Fifth-aye.. for th season. Their daughter. Flor-, -nee. is visiting her uncle and aunt. Dr. and Mrs. W. Seward Webb, at Shelburne Varms, Vt. February I Is the date arranged for the Charity Ball in aid of the Nursery and Child's Hospital. It will be held, as usual, at the Waldorf-Astoria. Mr. and Mrs. Frederic Gallattn have opened their town hou««\ N"o. €70 Fifth-aye.. for the winter. They have been at Tuxedo the greater part of ths autumn. Harry Payre Whitney returned to town on Sun day from a five weeks* trip to Mexico and to th-j mining districts of the West. Mr and Mrs. Luther Kountze will return to town from their country place at Mornstowr.. X. J.. cti December 1. The marriage ft their daughter Helen to Robert L. Livingston !r %et for December S> ia Grace Church. Mr and Mrs. J. Harry Alexandra ha-» returned to town from Shore Acres, their country place on Statin Island, and are at their ■:■»- in West Thirty-second-st. for the winter. Mr. and Mis. Henri I. Barb-v are at Tuxedo for a few days, but will return to town early next month. Mr. and Mr?. W. M V Hoffman have returr»i! to town from Tuxedo, ar.i are at th»!r house In West Flfty-first-Bt. for the season. Mrs. W. B. Parsons, of No. 505 F:f'h-ave . will bd at home during the winter on Wednesdays. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Lyman Short, who BBSm been spending the summer at Marier. in Eo nemia, have returned to town for the season. Mrs. George Law. who returned to town from Paris a few days ago. has leased an apartment at the Majestic fur the season. General di Cesnola. who has let his house 'i East Fifty-seventh-st., will spend the winter with his daughter at No. 661 Fifth-aye.. where he ha taken an apartment. Sir Tatton and Lady SyVces. the latter a da ol the Rt. Hon. Cavendish Bsattnck and s:r and Lady Waterloo, the tatter a dau lat« William Hamilton, of this til board the Campania, which is due here b r.ight. A number of weddings are scheduled for to-dar. among them that of Miss Caroline Bolmont da Saulles. whose marriage so Rudolph Deser.rr takes place at South Bethlehem, Pen the cereraor.y being performed by the Rev. Dr. Gilbert H. Ster ling. Paul Degener will be his brother's best man. while the bride, who Is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur E. de Saulles. will have no attendants at the altar. In town at noon Ml?a Ju'.la Clark, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Crawford Clark. wi.i be mar ried to Horace Chase Stebbins in Grace Church. Miss Edith Clark. Miss Marion Clark SB I Miss Ger trude Sard, of Albany, will attend the bride. An drew C. Sage will officiate as best man. while William L. Cutting. George Crawford Clark, jr.. Wtnfleld S. Hoyt. Sherman Day. Err.e*t Adee ana George and Robert Wrenn will act as ushers. After the ceremony there will be a reception at the West Thirty-seventh-st. hoot of the bndas parents. Cornelius X. Bliss, jr.. David Taylor. Georza Moore. Edward T. Cockroft and Henry E. Owen, Jr.. will be in attendance as ushers on Johan Jan son, of Christiania Norway, when his n.arrUge ta Miss Busts E. Owen takes place th:s afternoon^al th Weal Ftfty-sixtii-st. house of Dr. and llrs. Henry K. Owen, the parents of the bride. His* Edith Owen will be her slsrfr'3 only attendant. After th* ceremony there wiU be a reception. TU young couple will make their home in Norway. Among the company that s; :-.: the week end a * the Chatsworth Club. Cfcatsworth. N. J.. •**• Mr. and Mrs. John H. Davis-. Miss Mary Custis Lee ani E. N. Tailer. ITALIAN KINGS GIFTS TO CHARITY. Rome. Nov. 21.— King \ "'tor Emmanuel has sig nalized the birth of tise Princess Mafalda. who waj born on November 13. by givir^ CO.OOO to tn .* Foundling Hospital and S&SM to the free hospi tals. TRANSATLANTIC TRAVELLERS. On the Kroonland. which arrived here yesterday from Antwerp, were: Miss Emma L. Dana. I Dr. aa<! Mr«. Gyul* ITlmaa Miss Mary H. Dana. and family. Mis. S. Frost. Mis- Hilda Koenis Mis» N. Frost. illsa E'.*a Koeai*. Mrs. Koenis. I The Italian Line steamship Sicilia, which salU to-day, will carry among others: Herbert A. Davis. The R«v. D W. Zoo*. The Rev. P. U Stanton. I Francesco G»rdel.». TERSONAL NOTES. Mrs. Frances Fuller Victor, who died recently M Oregon, was known as the historian of the North. west, being the author of a number of historical works on Oregon. Washington. Idaho and Mon tana. She was born in Rome. X. T.. In XSX and was related to Chancellor Walworth. At the ; earij age of fourteen she began to write fornei •»P^i£ and was a contributor of verse to The B-m* Journal.- under the editorship of N. P. « ; "'t-, I J3 early poems and those of her sister were pubUsij** in ISSL and her last work, also a volume of poems, in 3* In the InterveniM half century she de. voted herself cxiierly to historical subjects, belnl the author of a dozen volumes.. W. .1. Chappelle, who died recently 1* Leaven. worth. Kan . was manager of Ford's Theatre, at Washington, when President Lincoln was assassi nated, and was one of the first to reach the ?f,? r M the wounded President. He was »* va! th yars old, and had been in the show business^ Col fifty years. He was buried at Great Bend. Perm* where hia daughter resides The new president of Oberlin College, the Rev. Dn Henry Churchill King, has been connected wits the Ooertta educational work for a number ■» years. He was tutor in Latin, and afterward » mathematics, In the Oberlin Academy: then a*. nnrlrta professor of mathematics for six years ■ the college : then professor el philosophy for seven years, and of theology and philosophy since IS- He has been dean sin-,, last For many years M has conducted, on Sunday mornings. » <:«f h £,* normal Bible study, r.umbertng tn 7V'^ii It tl™t 1 ™ aria, mostly students, and has *' v 1 .lIJSJ. II JSJ Harvard Summer School of Theology arid ma«« addresses at Nortnneld. He was graijua.ed a, OberUn in IST9. and from its theological /*?«?£* three years later. He then took a two years post^ graduate course at Harvard, and « u^ !ed i a the •" University in Germany in 1593-M. He to. U» thor of two books. "Reconstruction in Tnewasj* and "Social Consciousness."