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AFFAIRS IS LONDON. Turbine Steamships May Dispense •xith Sea Sickness. (SpoaUl br Fr«nefc Cable to The Tribune.) (Copjrlf St. 1906. by The Tribune Association.) London. March 25. — Jlb a fog unusually dense ha* settled upon the Continental centres of news, keen observers are wondering whether the most important messages of the end of the week are not those sent without wires from the now Allan liner Victorian about the time that Slgnor Varconl is embarking on the Campania for his American honeymoon. Certainly the results of the voyage of the first turbine liner. If entirely satisfactory, will be revolutionary in marine transportation. The new shin, while outclassed by the Cunarders now under construction, win offer the first practical test of the efficiency of turbine engines in North Atlantic traffic. She starts with a better record for speed than the designers contracted for, and the wireless mes sages ebow that It Is maintained without per ceptible vibration and with a marked reduction of engine force and liability to accident. The Victorian carries with her the hopes of a host of travellers of relief from the discomfort of seasickness, and the expectations of steamship managers that great economies may be worked out In the costly business of North Atlantic passenger traffic Endlass vistas of gray mist open eastward. There are vague reports of another Japanese flanking movement but there is nothing fairly Intelligible from Manchuria, except the con tinuance of the Russian retreat and the de moralization of army movements. The rival fleets on the Indian Ocean are squally obscure. Mape are printed Indicating the relative posi tions of Togo's and Rojestvensky'g ships, and two Russian battleships are reported sunk by the SQuadrons, but these are based upon rumors of the wildest nature. Peace negotiations are conducted mainly by journalists in the interest of Continental financiers, who are dismayed by the risks of Russian loans. No authoritative confirmation of the rumors of peace has been ssoelved from any capital. There are no signs that the Czar Is ready to drink the cup of hu miliation to the dregs, and it is he wop must sue for psaoe. While th* sucosss of the Japanese loan tn London and New- York sosm* practically atffured. the Russian Finance Minister is chal lenging the Editor of "The Times" to examine the gold reserves in the treasury, and offering to show The Daily Mall" correspondent around the vaults. Thsse Quixotic fights with windmills are all brought about by a clever bit of rhetoric by that brilliant Journalist, Lrtidan Wolf. When he compared the Russian reserves to a colossal HfcmbttTt safe he caused intense irritation at BL Petersburg and secured the teat advertise ment known In journalism for a long period. What is most singular Is the fact that Lnoien Wolf has bean generally Influenced by German poUctes, and has not been suspected of violent hostility to Russia. The nmnimi Emperor Is credited w4th taking a strong line tn Morocco and Interfering with negciatlons between Paris and Fes. His visit to Tangier Is accepted by the press here as an anti-English attempt to force German 00-opera tion upon Franoe, but there is always a ten dency to exaggerate the importance of his ex cursions in European politics. The tidings of the visit of the Duke of Con naught to Madrid and his journey to Rome hare been Quickly followed by the rumor of the mat* lags of the King of Spain and Princess Patricia of Connaught. The religious difficul ties are serious, and the marriage will not be rnr"**T fn England unless it Is greatly disliked tn Germany. The English comments on Secretary Hay's ill ness are most sympathetic The Venezuelan af fair escapes observation, the weekly Journals QTiieCy expressing the hope that President Roosevelt will compel the Spanish-American States to deal Justly with foreign creditors, and te sespect the Eighth Commandment. The farcical debate on Mr. Alnsworth's mo tion against Protection has hastened the general election, and Mr. Chamberlain's letter against Lcrd Hugh Cecil has brought It Btlll nearer. Mr. Ballour's tactics in leaving tlie members on the government side free to ran away from the division were dictated by the whips, frightened by the threats of revolt. A temporary truce be tween the Tariff Reform majority and the Free Food minority would have been possible if the Member for Graenwtdh had not made a brilliant epe«ch exulting over Mr. Chamberlain's retreat from Moscow. This speech was bitterly re- Baßtsfl by the Tariff Reformers, and they fairly gnashed their teeth over the taunt that their cause had passed from heresy Into a laughing Mr. Chamberlain's letter Justifying the .tion of the Tariff Reform candidate at Greenwich restores the spirits of the Proteo s The Free Traders boasted after the Air.sworth debate that they had killed off Mr. Chamberlain, and could amuse themselves by dancing on his coffin; but he seems Intensely ft ;•-.•#» when he springs to the front as the cham pion of the majority and decrees the defeat of Hugh at Greenwich, after the Prime Min ister, through the whips, has proclaimed that T.sral views are not a test of party loyalty. The br*ach between Mr. Balfour and Mr. Chamber ikes the fall of the government highly c after the Transvaal matters are set • ■ . and the risks that the South African poli cies will be shattered are minimised. The time will be fully occupied with financial business he Budget speech, now set for April 10. Accidents being barred, the crisis may be ex pected after the Transvaal debate. The King's plans are uncertain, owing to the f-r.g^z cies of diplomacy rather than politics, but, as he needs a change of air, his Journey south is rot likely to be abandoned. The Queen's stormy voyage and her hearty reception at Lisbon have commanded sympathy and pride from her sub jects. Society Is markedly dull. Lady Cen man's political party at Carlton House Terrace pPMsjfet out all the prominent Liberals except I-z^rd Rosebery, Mr. Asquith and Mr. Morley, Nsfl was a brilliant affair. 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Denver . i _. •■* JJ« «r»t Claw Grocers bad DrucvUw. ' J B=sf K. CUStTIB. C«c.»rfcl A*«Et. li Etco* fiu. SI. I. ties. A merry dinner arranged By the secretary of the American Society enabled a largo number of the friends of Consul General Evans to show their good feeling for hiir.. The projected season of Italian opera and drama at the Waldorf Theatre is a most ambi tious enterprise, and music lovers are delighted with the prospect of the immediate production of new works of Italian composers. Henry Rus sell ie showing great energy, but the Covent Gar den managers laugh at the idea of serious com petition when they have stronger social sup port than ever. Mr. Tree has revived "A Man's Shadow" at His Majeety's Theatre, In which he hes one of hit, most effective parts. He has also appeared as Hamlet at matinee performances, and illus trated the resource* of stage byplay rather than showed the temperament required for the part. \ The election of John Macallan Swan as Mr. Broughton's successor as an Academician has been a surprise, as Mr. Wyllis, a marine painter, had been booked for promotion. Mr. Swan is an independent painter, whose works have been highly praised on the Continent. Mr. Sargent'B water colors •will be an inter esting show next week. Another historical por trait exhibition has been planned at Oxford, and, as the pictures are limited to the seven teenth century, the colleges are not likely to be convicted of recklessness in attributing unau thentic pictures to famous painters, as on the previous occasion. I. N. F. TOPICS IX PARIS. Emperor William's Visit to Morocco — Death of Jules Verne. (.Special by French Cable to The Tribune.) (Copyright. 1906. br The Tribune A*aoda.tlon.> Paris, March 25. — Emperor William's ap proaching visit to Tangier 16 being utilized by the French Nationalists arid by the Op position press for fresh attacks upon the policy of M. Delcaßse In establishing an Anglo-French arrangement in regard to Mo rocco. The Nationalists persist In attributing grave political significance to the Kaiser's Jour ney. In official circles, however, no uneasiness prevails, because It !s known that the German Emperor, when he dined recently with M. Bi hourd. talked a haif hour with perfect frankness about his intended visit. He alluded to "the tact and wise foresight of M. Delcassfi In con oluding the dual arrangement with England, in which the Integrity of Morocco, the sovereignty of the Sultan and the restoration of order un der the pacific direction of France were funda mental points, and which, so long as an open door and equal treatment for German commerce were accorded, was an acceptable solution for the German government." Meanwhile, the B*rench press dwells upon the comic note of the situation supplied by Ralßuli. the notorious brigand, being recently appointed caid by the Sultan, on the principle of set a thief to catch a thief, and who now threatens all the Moroccan brigands, his former boon companions, with severe punishment In case they create a dis turbance or render routes unsafe. A group of Parisian farceurs, nevertheless, have written to Raisuli urging him to make a vigorous attempt to kidnap the Kaiser during his brief stay in Tangier, just as was done with lon Perdicaris. As an act of courtesy to Emperor William President Loubet has directed the Minister of Marine to give orders that no wireless teleg raphy shall be operated by French vessels, ports or stations at Brest, Cherbourg or anywhere along the coast of Normandy or Brittany during the passage of the Hamburg, with the Kaiser on board, so as not to interfere with the Em peror's private wireless telegraph service. The debate in th« Chamber of Deputies on the •eparartion of church and state, which. It was vainly predicted by the reactionary Deputies and Clericals, would oause a split among the French Republicans, la, on the contrary, proving to be the cornerstone of their unity and soli darity. The debate goes on calmly without a ripple of popular excitement, the galleries of the Chamber being thronged with fashionable spec tators and smartly gowned women. The elo quence of the orators, such as Paul Deschanel and M. Deville, have the literary grace and pol ished eloquence of the French Academy rather than the turbulence of the Palais Bourbon, for the public accepts the separation of church and state and the abrogation of the Concordat as a foregone conclusion. Jules Verne's death from paralysis elicits uni versal expressions of feeling, and attention is called to the fact that, although the most widely read contemporary French author, he was not a member of the Academy, aad Jules Claretie, his intimate friend, speaks of him as the Ariosto of the young readers of our time. Verne's death was very pathetic. A few mo ments before it occurred he had a lucid interval and smiled, gazing at his wife, his son Michel, his two daughters and his two granddaughters, gathered at his bedside. M_me. Verne her self closed her husband's eyes. He worked until five day* before his death and left the manu scripts of six books. Telegrams from all parts of the wovld have been received by the widow at Amiens, expressing sympathy. Many are from school children in America, Great Brit ain, Germany and Italy. The pupils In the pub lic schools throughout France will hold meetings of condolence. Among the Americans who ex press the Intention of attending M. Verne's funeral on Tuesday, at Amiens, Is Professor Barrett Wendell, of Harvard. Not since the death of Victor Hugo has there been such a manifestation of public grief. Dr. Doyen, who claims his discovery of the microbe of cancer is clearly demonstrated by ihe transmission by means of the culture of the mlcrococcus neoformane of canc«r to white mice, white rats and to female monkeys, has caused a commotion among the Paris faculty. especially of the Academy of Medicine, by delivering a public lecture with photographic projections, which is generally accepted here as proving his case. Dr. Doyen has the public with him, and wide dissatisfaction is felt at the attitude of the Academy of Medicine, which refused to allow him to deliver his thesis, with photographic il lustrations, before that learned but close cor poration. The salon of the Independent artists, opened yesterday, received for the first time the official sanction of the Minister of Fine Arts, M. Dujur dln Beaumetz. It contains 4.269 works, many of which attract attention by their grotesque eccentricity and wild extravagance, but pro voke laughter and mirth. There are some two hundred pictures of remarkable talent. Among the names of the painters are those of Dagnac, Riviere, Paul Blgnac, Bernard Boutet, De Mon vel, DesvallieTes, Robert Besnard and Antoina de la Rochefoucauld. It is a highly interesting show, and an excellent cure for the spleen. The provincial lectures of Prafesjor Barrett Wendell, of Harvard University, which began on Wednesday at the Lille University, where he : discoursed upon Hawthorne. Oliver Wendell : Holmes, Lowell and Longfellow, were well at tended by ituuenu or both sexes and the public, six hundred persons being present. " The spring season at Pau opened with unusual j brilliancy this week. Among the Americans ' basking in the sunshine beneath the Pyrenees i or taking part In the discreet Lenten festivities are Mr. and Mrs. Livingston, Mr. and Mrs. , Harry Hull Miss Cushing. Miss \V;.<lsworth, : iliss Potter, Messrs. Ridgrway, Stewart, Bur cess, Kan«, Thorn, Forves, Morgan. Prince and I Mortimer. C X. B. NEW- YOKE -DAILY TRIBUNE. SUNDAY. MARCH 26. 1903. BARRYMORE, ACTOK, DEAD Veteran of Stage Expires in Sana torium at Amityville. Amityvi'.le. Lonjc Is'and, March 2S.— Maurice Barry more, the actor, died in the Long Island Home hero to-day. He had been in the sanatorium fnr ahout four years. He began to decline a few days ago and last night sank rapidly, his death ensuing this afternoon. There were no relatives or friends at his bedside when he died. The death oj Maurice Barrymore puts an end to sufierinjc and to a scene of great distress, and. 6lnce recovery was hopeless, the event will be ac cep'.ed with a sense of relief, rji, however, unmln gled with sorrow. The »ctor was mentally deranged, and he had, for some time, been se questered from the world. He was, in his day, a picturesque performer, and more than once he liad a position of eminence within his grasp, but the l>r.il iant promise of his youth was never quite fulfilled. and the story of his life is the story of fine talents wasted and rare opportunities lest, for want of prescient ambition and steadfast purpo.-e. Mau rice Barrynaore.— understood to be descended from the noted Barrymore of old Drury 1> • u-\ who came from Taunton, and whose family bum was Blewltt,— was born in India, the son of an MAITRICE BARRYMOPJB. Who died yesterday. officer of the East India Company, about 1850, and was taught and trafned at Harrow School and at Oxford University.— where he stood well as a studeut. and where he gave special at tention to boating and other athletic pursuits. It Is recorded of him that, as an amateur boxer, he gained the. prize of the Queensberry Cup. awarded to him as champion. He was intended for the pro fession of law. and he devoted some time ito the study of It, but from this he deviated to became an actor. His early exploits on the stag© were of no special Importance. His first part is said t<> have been that of Cool, the servant of Sir Haroonrt Courtly, In ""London Assurance." After some experience, obtained in the I'ngllsh provincial thea tres, he came to America, in 1875. and, although he never dissevered his ties with England, of which country he was always fond, he had his career mostly on the American stage. Barrymore's first appearance In America was made at the Boston Theatre. in Augustlr* Daly's melodrama of "Under the Gaslight." On August 23. 1875. he appeared In New-York, for the first time, at Daly's Theatre, acting Bob Ruggles, in "The Big Bonanza." This piece had been produced in the previous February, when Mr. John Drew made his first appearance here, and this was a re vival of It. Later he was seen as Charles Torrens In "The Serious Family," and Blount In "Money." He did not, however, find rapid advancement In Mr. Daly's company, and after acting for a while, in 1873 and 1879 with Frederick Warde, in '"Diplo macy," he Joined Lester Wallack's company, and appeared In "The Shau^hraun" and In other plays, winning popularity ' and critical favor. In 18S1 he was acting under John Clay ton's management, at the Court Theatre, In London, In a play called "Honor." In 1882 ho joined' ' Mme. Modjeska, and for several seasons he remained in that distinguished associa tion, probably the most agreeable of his professional life— for he had excellent ports and he was highly esteemed. He played Orlando, Armand Duval, Mor timer, Sartorls, and Maurice de Saxe. His queer play of "Nadjezda" was brought, out by Mme. Modjeska and proved a failure. In Isß7 he acted with Mrs. Langtry, as Captain Bradford, in ""A Wife's Peril." His next engagements were made with Mr. A. M. Palmer, who placed a high estimate on his abili ties and made earnest efforts to advance his fortune. One of the most characteristic of his performances, that of Captain Swift, was given at this time. Alter rive seasons with Mr. Palmer ho acted in turn with Mrs. Bernard-B«ebe, Miss Kose Coghlan. and Miss Olga Nethersole. One of his lat est ventures was ma in a character named Reck less Temple, currently supposed to be an exponent of his own eccentric temperament. He was admir ably truthful to a right idsaL in the character of Rawdon Crawley, in Vanity Fair," a part that he acted with marked success, when he was a member of Mrs. Fiske's company, at tie Manhattan Thea tre, He was married, on December 31, 1876, to Mies Oeorgiana Drew, daughter of the renowned actress. Mrs. John Drew; their children. Miss Ethel Bar rymore, Mr. Jack Barrymore and Mr. Lionel Bar rympre, have Inherited a portion of their talent and are, at this time, prominent among the young er players of auspicious note. Maurice Barrymore, for his profession, had the signal advantages of a winning personality, a dis tinguished appearance, an expressive countenance, and a copious if not touching voice. He was, more over, of a vigorous and Independent mind, and he possessed a remarkable faculty of sarcastic or playful wit. which operated spontaneously and which winged and barbed the verbal arrows of a felicitous vocabulary- His shrewd and biting words could condense much meaning into a brief sentence. He was by nature satirical, and his experience had made him blandly cynical. He took the world airily, making- light of everything, and yet he felt the charm of sentiment and knew the value of feeling.— so that the parts he played best were those in which the glltt* rof the nonchalant farceur plays over the depth of bright hopes and sweet emotions that once were prized and now, at least, are remem bered. His powers ana exertion 3 were diffused over a broad field of character, and moving in a sporadic way, he frequently surprised his auditors with sudden blazes of brilliancy, no one of which lasted long enough to be closely observed. He was a strange compound of contrasted attributes. He had a career at once brilliant and mournful. His melancholy latter days.— blighted with the ner vous mental malady consequent on long continued insomnia.— made him an object of special sympathy. He will be remembered with many a smile, at the quips and cranks in which he rejoiced and which made his comrades glad, and with perhaps many a sigh, that Fate, which is another name for character, should have ordained him to a life of almost fruitless activity, closing, prematurely, in the haunted gloom of intellectual decay. W. W. MISS BARRYMORE TOLD OF DEATH. Philadelphia, March 25.— Miss Ethel Barrymore, who Is filling an engagement at the Garrick Theatre here, was not informed of her father's death uhtll after the matinee to-day. The theatre remained closed to-niffht, and will not re-open until after the funeral on Wednesday. LIONEL BARRYMORE PLAYED AS USUAL. [BT TELEGRAPH TO THE TBIBITKE.] J3 Paae, Tex.. March 25. — Lionel Barrymore learned of the death of his father while In the Jaurez bull ring to-n!grht. He went on in his part to-night in "The Other Girl" as usual. NEW ANCHOR LINER SAILS. Glasgow, March 28.— new Anchor Line steam er Caledonia sailed on her first voyage to Now- York to-day. She has about a. thousand passen gers. FALL RIVER LINE CHANGES. The Fall River Line' steamers, beginning to-mor row, instead of leaving this city at 6 p. m. will start half an hour later. The Sunday trips of the summer season of the line will begin May 7 and last until October 29. The time for starting Is the Mine as on weekdays. PROMINENT ARRIVALS AT THE HOTELS ALBEMAHLE — Edwin Morgan. Washington. BKivSUN-A. R. Mansneld, Rio Janeiro. CAM BRlDGE—Lieutenant Colonel S. M Sandel, Canada: ex-Governor Smith. Vermont. FIFTH AVENUE- S*-r.ator Platt, Washington. MANHATTAN— H Hodgen, Hutu MAJESTIC— Kogoro Takahira, Mln tater from .Jit(.u.i. Washington. ST. DKXIS— J. P. I.;isdlav.-, Toronto, HEAL- ESTATE IMPROVEMENTS completely cowrrt each day by The Tribune's real estate news, which also give* tron&fora. nuttlif ■. cnort- TAFT'S PHILIPPINE THIP. Members of the Party and Purpose of Their Visit. Washington. March 25. — The Bureau of- Insular Affairs of the War Department to-day gave out information relative to the trip of the Secretary of War and party to the Philippines. The party will Include Secretary Taft. KUhu Root. ex-Secretary of War; Senators Allison, of Iowa; Daniel of Virginia; Dv Bois. of Idaho; Foster, of Louisiana; Long, of Kansas; Newland3, of Ne vada; Patterson, of Colorado: Scott, of West Vir ginia; Stone, of Missouri, and Warren, of Wyom ing; Speaker Cannon. Representatives Bourke Cock ran, of New-York; Cooper, of Wisconsin; Crum packer. of Indiana; Curtis, of Kansas; De Armond. of Missouri; Fobs, of Illinois: Gillett. of Massachu setts; Groavcnor. of Ohio; Hepburn, of Iowa; Hill, of Connecticut: Howard, of Georgia; Jones, of Vir ginia; Longworth, of Ohio; MeKinley. of Illinois; Payne, of New-i'ork; Scott, of Kansas; Shirley, of Kentucky; Smith, of Illinois, and Watson, of In diana; Colonel Edwards, chief of the Bureau of Insular Affairs, and Fred W. Carpenter, private secretary to the Secretary of War. The following members of families and others are to accompany the party at their own expense: Miss Roosevelt. Miss Boardman and Miss MacMillan. of Washington; Mrs. DuLois. Mrs. Blone, Mrs. De Ar mond. Mrs. Clark. Mr.- Hepburn. Mrs. Hill. Mrs. Payne, Mrs. Smith. Mrs. Jones, the son of Sec retary Root, William fteybura. Major W. Austin Wadswcrth. Mrs. Wausworih and Rogers ii- Wet more. They will take passage on the Pacific Mail steam ship Manchuria on the morning of July 1. The steamer will touch at Honolulu. Yokohama. Kobe and Nagasaki, and then go straight to Manila, Where the party will remain about ten days. In addition to the other questions, the determination of the railway problems, made possible by the Cooper law, which was passed at the last session of Congress, will be accomplished. Secretary Taft. ex-Secretary Root and Colonel Edwards have much to do with this question, and it is expected that the details will be worked out and a definite proposition submitted for the approval of the sec retary of War by the time of the arrival of the party The party then will takV a government transport, possibly the Sheridan, and spend about twenty ays visiting the points of Interest, especially tho commercial ports, in the- * southern islands, and, re turning the Pacific Mail steamship X r a will touch at Manila and take the party horn. . stopping at Hen? Kong and probably at the same Japanese ports in reverse order, and sail from Honolulu for San Francisco, arriving about October 1. It Is said that all will pay their expenses to and from San Francisco, except the railroad fare. The cost of the trip will be borne by the Philippine (rovmrnfnt. as the party visits the islanJs as the guests of that government. OBITUARY. LINDLAY F. SEAMAN. Llndlay F. Seaman, son of th* late Valentine Sea man, of this city, died suddenly from apoplexy on Friday evening at The Elms, the* Ferris homestead in Poughkeepsie, the home of his cousin. He was fifty-seven years old. He was for many years en gaged in the insurance and real estate business in this city. He leaves two brothers. Major Louis Livingston Seaman, of this city, and John F. -a maji. of Shanghai and Chee-Foo. China, one of the most conspicuous American merchants in China and a member of the treaty commission which arranged for the evacuation of Port Arthur by the Japanese. The funeral will take place In Poughkt . this afternoon. The body will be burled in Woodlawn Cemetery. MRS. ROBERT M'CARTER. Mrs. Julia Jermain MacCart^r. wife of the late Robert Mac Carter, of this city, died yesterday at Alken, S. C. She was a daughter of the late James B. Jermain, of Albany, who was well krmwn for his philanthropic works. V. C. VANT WOUD DIES IN CAR. Victor C. Vant Woud. of the Van! Woud Rubber Goods Company, Nos. 88 and 90 Pearl-st., Manhat tan,-died suddenly in a Halsey-st. car at Fulton-st. and De Ksib-ave., Brooklyn, yesterday morning. As the car was bound uptown, It is thought that Mr. Yant Woud was taken sick while on his way to hi« office and had derided to return to his home, No. 617 Hancock-st. The body was taken to the Adams st. police station, and later to the home of the dead man: It is said that he was a heavy smoker, and had recently been troubled with extreme nervous ness. In a few days he was to have taken a trip to Canada for his heal to. He was forty years old. and leaves a widow and one daughter. MR. AHEARX IXYIELDIXG. Hopper's Approvals Will Not Be Reinstated — Competition. Borough President Ah<?arn told a Tribune report er last night that he had received a dispatch from Buildings Superintendent Hopper, saying he would return to town to-day. This was confirmed by Mr. Hopper's secretary. Said Mr. Ahearn: I want to be put squarely on record that I am in favor of competition for the various building devices, etc. of which certain varieties ap proved by Mr. Hopper have been criticised I want "to say. too. that the approvals of all these devices so approved by Mr. Hopper, includ ing the 'fresh air inlet." have been revoked by me. Only by a consensus of public opinion, expressed by various public organizations, will these re voked approvals ever be reinstated. The committee appointed to investigate the building collapses will make its report to me. The report will not take long. I shall .then- -confer with Mr. Hopper. Lntll the report is before me I can say nothing. Mr. Ahearn did not think that he would see Mr. Hopper before to-morrow. THREATENED TO CLOSE TWO THEATRES Although Commissioner McAdoo issued orders yes terday to close the Harlem Opera House and Hurtlg & Seamon's in case a scaffolding, which the Build ings Department declared, obstructed emergency exits to the two theatres had not beer, removed by 8 o'clock, neither of the theatres was closed. "Ben" Hurtlg. of Hurtig & Seamon's, 1 bat the runway had been put ia to facilitate the entrance of a horse to be used in one of the acts, as tne animal could not climb the circular staircase which leads to the stage. He said that th* runway Lad down at 2 o'clock y< :-_-rnoon und that it would not be put in place a^ain until the end of the week. if. declared that the runway did not interfere wi.h the exit. Pollcem-n from the West 120th-st. station were at the theatres last night, but were told by a representative of the Buildings Depart ment that the violation had bees abated. STUARTS CONDITION UNCHANGED. At the Flushing Hospital last night it was said that the condition of Sierllng M. Stuart, who was Injured on Friday by falling from a window of his '.s home at So. 6 Locust-st.. Flushing, was unchanged. At to his prospects of recovery, it was siiid that nothinc definite cou'.d he stated at Pres ter.t. He is Buffering from a dislocated and frac tured si/me. and his condition was described as "very serious." Auction Sales. SPECIALand PEREMPTORY SALE BY PUBLIC AUCTION, BT ORDER OT" MRS. HENRY 3. HERTS. J. IfATFIKLI> MORTON. Auctioneer, will sell Thursday, March SO, at 11 o'clock A. M. on the premiers 22 WEST iZli STREET. th- entire contents of the palatial residence contained therein, completely furnished In th» moat elaborate order. every piece being a distinct work oj Art In Itself, con dieting at. In part: !>AIA»-\: M&cnificent Loui» XVI. Suite In Aubuuon Tapestry, ■uporb I>hjls XV. and XVI. Cabinets. Screens. Chain, •tc. Bronzes. Potteries. Brlo-a-Brac. collection of Oil Painting*, old line Steel Plate Knsrravlcys and Etchings BUM Persian and Turkish Hugs and Carpets. BTEXNWAT & sons- small orand PIANO. Blob Draperies and Curtains, throughout. ila«nltloent all crystal Chandeliers and 31 1* Brackets. DININO-irOOM: Elegant llahogany Sheraton Dinlnic-Room Suite, com pute; Sterling Silver and Sheffield Plate Table Service. Cut Glass, Potteries and China and everything required to furnish a Dlnlng-Itoora. LIBRARY: Suite in Satin Doma.-k. Odd and Easy Chairs In plash. Couches. Lounges, beautiful embroidered POlowa. por tieres. Tapestries and a small collection of BcGka. KDMOWi Magnlacest white mahogany Bedroom Suite, very fin« Bedding, rich map!* Bedroom Suite, complete. Also a collection of fin* Paintings by Old and Modem Artists. NOTICE TO THK II BMC. The above Rale should command the attention of In tending purchasers of particularly fine effects, l* the greater j,art of. th« furnl*h:ngs were purchared In Eng land. Ko'.!anJ and France. ttdc-cted by an rxt>trt and con noisseur Cor the use of hi» own family. As the House is to bo tore eiovit. everything Is to hi ptretnpturljy sold and off*r» .i rars u?ix>rtuntiy far in lenuiliK lU.vl.iiv.:;. House open for Inspection. Wednesday. March 29. from 8 A. M. to il P. 11. catalogues on pr*nUs*i or at Aim ttfcawir'e «Co«. 1404 iLr<M-i ~* fc ». I*l*£.i«a** *',+* t«U fit. ♦♦♦ + + +. ♦ ♦ ♦■+»♦ ♦♦♦ ♦ ♦ -♦"»—♦-♦ ♦-♦-♦-♦•♦■-♦-♦-♦ ♦-♦■ ♦ ♦-♦-♦-♦♦-♦-♦-»-♦ »» ♦ -f " Had a Doctor for a Year, but without relief— Pe-ru-na t 1 promptly cured me. "—Walter S. Parker. $ ♦ ♦»■♦♦■♦»♦♦♦♦♦■♦ ■»-♦-»-♦- ♦»♦■♦♦»»♦»»» - The following tes timonial cites the experience of thou sands of people. Persistent coughs and chronic catarrh develop in the ma jority of cases from neglected colds. At the first appearance of a cold Peruna should be taken. A few doses of Pe runa taken at the NEGLECTED COLLS PROVE DISASTROUS. first symptom -will effect a speedy cure and save months, perhaps years, of suffering, not to say anything about tiie doctor bills. If you find your self catching cold, lo not delay. Buy Peruna at once. Delays' are danger ous. A Prominent Business Man's Remarkable Recover/ by Pe-ru-na the Talk of His Friends* Walter S Parker 130 Dearborn street. Chicago. 111., President Board ot Local im provements, also Member Board of Education of Grossdale, writes: "I was troubled with a cough and catarrhal trouble for a number of years, and although I was undor the doctor's c«r« for over a yoar, he was unable to help me at all. " Finally I derided to try Peruna. as I tad heard so much about Its worth, and after using !t a few days my cough waa relieved and I began to feel as if tiiera wu a cur« In sight for me. "I continued the use of the medicine for three months, and at the end of that tifne was cured of the catarrh and my physical condition much improved. "I find that I have t better appetite now and weigh more, and am better 2ttad to take chtrge of my business." — Walter S. Parker. Spring Neckwear For Misses, Boys and Children, possessing individuality and style. For Misses. Fancy Turnover Collars, various embroid ered designs 25c, 39c, 45c Stock Collars, white butcher linen, detach able silk stock in various colors, as il lustration 50c Linen Stocks, embroidered with silk four in-hand in various colors 69c Hand- Embroidered Linen Stocks, fancy de sign and fagot stitched edge. 75c &$1 .25 Heavy Linen Collar and Cuff Sets with hand-made French knots in various colors 65c Silk Sailor Handkerchiefs, all colors $1 .35 For Boys. Buster Bows, all colors 25c Bandless and Band Bows, fancy colors 25c Shield Teck Tie. fancy and plain colors 39c. & 48c French Four-ln-Hands, pretty figures and plain colors 39c &43c Bat Wing Ties, silks of various designs 39c For Children. Linen Collars to be worn with Buster Brown or Eton Suits . 1 5c Pique Collar and Cuff Sets 40c Separate Embroidered Shields 65c Lace Collars $1.35. $1.75. $2.50 & $3.30 60-62 West 23d Street. Art Exhibitions and Sales. American Art Galleries, MADISON SQUARE SOUTH. NEW YORK On Free View Day and Evening^ 9 A. M. TO B P. M, 8 TO 10 P M. (SUNDAY EXCEPTED.I THE KING COLLECTION of Early English and French PORTRAITS, Barbizon and Dutch Pictures, Antique English and French Furniture and Other Art Property. THE PAINTINGS Will Be Sold On Friday Evening Next, March 31st, AT MENDELSSOHN HALL (admission by card to be bad free of the manager*), and the Antique Furniture, Rugs, Etchings, Water Colors and Other Objects Will Be Sold On Friday Afternoon Next, March 31st, At the American Art Galleries The Sale Will Be Conducted by Mr. Thomas B. Klrby, of THE AMERICAN ART ASSOCIATION. Managers. • £ut 23d. Street. ll&dlson Square Sooth, s»«w YorK MR. WALTER 5. PARkLR Art Exhibitions and Sales. 3