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ASKEI> DR. LEE TO RESIGN.
fiSTOE BE FUSED TO GO. Report of Committee on West minster Church Troubles. . f surprise of Presbytcrinns. the fnil reports To^ rubles of the last eighteen months In the «« l-* rter Presbyterian Church, in West I6lh-at.. S Pr John LJoyd *-* c is pastor, wore mule "* *'•- las: night. The entire findings of the apodal fW* 1 ' I " »Wch the Moderator of the Presbytery c * tr ! -.york appointed to examine into the affairs °* *.<* church were thus disclosed. The re.porl Is •* v ? and carefully reviews the ease from its Tf ra p!;t satJor>al part of the findings of the ittee is the suggestion that Dr. Lee, in ita **" t-i 'tion. had outlived his usefulness as pastor of **' '^-^ jtiainster Presbyterian Church and ought to ''a rrominent member of the Presbytery of New- V «ho has followed the case carefully, last B ;$M said: «-H« .racial committee has bfen continued Indefl "1?. "hy the Presbytery of New-York as an ad ff>. XC-.lv' The present status of the Westmln rhTx-!; ;9; 9 .-.» follows: The committee,- la us r« •*'-"::-,,'c',,i the advisability of Dr. L*es resi& »»"■•'." did not r^'mmoncl ii to the presbytery £. racial action. The presbytery accepted the i& . .,_"« of :he mi; '.<>*•. and decided to keep its * s< d of for tl:e present Hnii s*e how things would ■ 11 * r T ■!• j,.. i,fe n-iused to resign, though near "2n*r cent oC t"<! congregation was against him '*&'&* '«af^o:i Th« minority, therefore, left the «* r f .' o the number of 123. This leaves Dr. Lee c » v*to- There are grave doubts, however. *' iMv of the members of the presbytery "Ether Dr*Lee will be. able to run affairs fmooth * H view of all hat has transpired. Oa October IS Ust, at ih« suggestion of the spe , Momnttsa and with ih* approval of the rre* wttry of New- York, a meeting of the congregation !T -he Westminster Presbyterian Church was railed <aie a vote on whether the majority stood for * 'against Vr. Lee end the- session. This vote re- m a victory for Pr. Lee by a majority of X a - IV report or th» committee refers t.-> th« olofo- Baa'cf this rote a? indicating that the. strength 4 size of tha facUon opposed to Dr. 1^ wiis 3* SdTben"^ o°n to h saJT a ire m'Ji-l report thai th«» strength of this oppo (iiminlshod in these seven t that the church to-day is --till into two a!r.in;=t equal parties, one of which 2nT finds itself unable to co-operate in the work !f 'be church under the preseat management. -LT^- to which we addressed our „;.'!•« was •'. ther it ■would he possible under liio .Li.*-* •.- 3 -, rs=!;ip to quiet the existing opposition Ssdrew the opposing party into helpful, practi- JJ ,^-npffration. Our inquiries have shown us no *„_-.•. --or" 1 that the present opposition, involv- LT.irr ■" rhurch, and which has non -SintsJned its full strength for nearly a year and fr!W mciled In any lnrgf propor p to the present adminis next a :<=pt!'>n confronting us was whether •v. by iu«<?lf. or with such sndnals as It might hope to draw in from the lere. would be. strong enough to essfully. Her« again, we _-; ... mtly to the nepauve opinion. TV* ccuW not avoid Hie apprehension that any ai to continue tlk" 1 church on that ba."=>.= must lote future either the forsaking 1 further question then confronted v*. whether ■>'w» ws's any hope that nr^r t.h<» lpadprsJiip o^ a v.'»w pastor It' would be possible for thes'- twn ele atnts. which have been so seriously estranged to i™ tt»th<?r again in ''hnstian co-operation, -: difficulty of predicting the out corn* of - speriment. yet we were disposed taahni 'f ft. provided the present pastor iheuld voluntarily resign. Wp felt - duty therefore— a. duty -which w* c , ul i3 r but which we accepted with the grfawst relu' tan <■ to communlate this, our vifw •acts, to Dr. J^ee and his frionris. It sceme'l :i us :fcat the pastor of the Westminster Church. rso of action, had a rmht misht derive from thfl opinions «!! t' Rmf ''l to take advantage /•* t^i^ •■***< ;^p*i t s'tii^itlin V" i*"*ti tii** iic t Oßil nisijorl t y . voluntarily offer Übicsignatioti aa pastor. We l:avp to ri I " • th.it the pastor ana ii« friend? have found themselves unable to accept 3:r v: r , tuation. They think that the re •t'r'inerT ■■■■ the | n tor, whether voluntary c- tovoluntary, w«iuld tw» followed by the immediate withdrawal . ■ the prcat body of his present sup pdrters, and they r.lso seem confident of their own tbliitv under the present pastor, to command Biifn- sapport hi the congregation to carry on the work or the church successfully. In view of this wide divergence of opinion be tween your committee and 'VlOV 10 majority of tho officer? of the Westminster Church, it only remains for us to present this port <">£ the situation, as we f-"* ■•'. ar,<l to E !=k that we may be relieved from further consideration of the matter. I.IAM R. RTCHARDa THEROX B. STRONG. SOT CASE OF BOUDOIRS. Theatre a Public Place, Sai/s Osborne at Burham Hearing. Charles B'J r.harn, manaser of Wallack's Theatre, red yesterday r^fore Jupii^e Fitzgerald, In Specisl Terr:, of -\;? Supreme Court, for a hearing -*turn to ti ,i>fafs corpus that sworn out last Jun< ise, afler hf> had i- m I* .*"■»■■ .. % r noi srsfi j^3Q rcf *jsc*s to c' vc l)iiil *^m. a. o *i3rEc o * oon~ *r- a > macf dj J&mes r\ -Me icaire, oi i-#ne. *>ui n t n was i it' j<j with twen;y-lhree other man ■m, on the complaint of Metcalfo. a? a result of •a barrinc o( Metcalfe from the 8 0-called trust theatres. They were all released, with the excep "oi cf Bumham. who refused to give bail. -\v i i?borrii- appeniPd for i p . by J*rmission o f ,trict Attorney Jerome, he ex r^ned. Mr. Bumham and Mr. Mc-tcalfe were present yesterday. Herman Aaron. . o-jnsr-l for Burnham, began the •'•jUiiitiii pv c'v'**.ir & i * j stor> - of 1 11© case leading r jif - tne niaTiaßcra. He saM: • *vi*irri xor our icic*i!*- xno 11.3.114^3^1 n«io a. ■ *,*?&*' ■ of tlioFo ladies because ?!e? !e no- . • c or for no other reason got W °*«V- resolutions that they would "^ «tont • boudoirs, would that be a »'■ Ofconi Lid there was no analosy between » th«ttr<?. which is a public pine*-, and a lady's %'■&■' -■ -.Here one si;ig;lo theatrical ■WJR' rlpht. to fx chide ~* 6( -'-~ as sn agreement was ? l *^ <1 en a r.urnlior of managers to do *° their action became illegal.' 1 IRVING PLACE THEATRE. **"!<• Gsrtrud Arnold, a German actress who Is t0 ; ay a winter encasement at. the Ir\ingr Place *^ aT "c. made her first appearance last night as Jt **t}lr.a. In Adolf Wilbraxidfa "Arria and Mes »»-iia." Una hi a tragedy in the pseudo-classical "^ser. d^ia* with an episode in the career of th * l>rofllga.ie Roman empress. Marcus Psetus, a * oaa S patrician falls into Mespalina^s toilf. with *« « few tusMsctins ber Identity, and later on to g*»a his h<.;ir,r In the eyes of Arria, his mother, /* oorr..- sui-Jde The piece is stiff and artificial, 7™ gi vw ,,,,. Sco c for forc iole acting or eitua 0B» <■: Bwuic dramatic inttrest. As Messalma * 10 *- Arnold had it far from promising role, yet «• contrived to give a fairly convincing repre *«»tlon of th* famous Imperial couxteHun, both M*r«oft« and in bei more violent moods. Tha ****' Mcratt to the Irvhis place company has a Picking oreaenM md un easy «nd n:.tur«d style. "* 31 double be heard to better advantage " wttfr part. Harry WahlPii played tho yotrns no- Ia «.i. Ma-nis iri.s hii u«=tial vik-or and cleverness, «« isother Newcomer. Adoioii »I«ax JUch^msdo •», excellent impression as Narciesus. the g*~"^° *« connaant of the Emperor t -' !a l u , d!UiS Ac 1 11^hoie *f»Mu« played Arria very acceptably. As a vn.ie. »*ever. the tragedy creaked at th« hinges. FIFTY YEARS ON STAGE. Edmund Lyons the veteran actor, yesterday c*l« ■•ted the completion of his fiftieth year on the «*«• with a stag luncheon to his friends in the Proctor companies at the Slag- Hotel, No. 32 we« **«*.. where Mr. Lyons lives. Among His Kuests *■» William J. Kelloy. Paul McAllister. Dudley *f»*ky. William Norton. Charts Abbe. Harold ISSII, Hardee Kirkiand, Robert CummlnsSj ?^l4 Griffin. Lawrence Marion. Baf^-r.^in g* many others. Mr. Lyons l*.aune^ an sc tor in «t the age of three and tg» IJS^iS ' 3 tv l!y on The «M» rver * inr *- Cri^hV fibres £*r-S cup. arour.4 characters | «ngi»v*« ? f^ fl^ Jrcs B - »■ iloien of the characters played "' ' «Jrr, **«7 Krn>nnn»««. er«*<lawtbrr ot r **l*vZr£ SPEAKERSHJP CONTEST. Wawwrigkt's Claims to Support — Represents City and Country. To the Editor of The Tribune. !^ ; ! : The announcement of the candidacy of Mr. Wainwrifht for tho Spcakershlp naturally ■vmkened the Interest of his constituency in "Westchester County. His district, which Includes a small part of New-York Comity, with n large Democratic ma jority, has returned him to the legislature by incrciiFing 1 majorities for the fifth time, and feels a proper pride in his achievement and a strong hope for his success. This is the year of ail years to elect a man of his calibre to the Speakership. The election of a party hack, or a partly ownfd or con trolled candidate. In the present temper of the public mind in this State, to the Spcakf>rship means the loss of this State next fall. Old party workers must appreciate this, if they have read and studied the last election returns. No matter how much Individual leaders desir* to press their candidates, no matter how high the mental equipments of those candidates, both the Speaker and the legislature must run them selves this winter without interference or the next legislature will be r. Democratic one. This is a self-evident proposition, and the politician who does not. or will not. pee it will find him felf on a shelf a little later on. Every Republican legislator south of the Bronx who does rot heed this call will be elected a y^ar from now to devote his time to his ordinary vocation rather than the service of the State. The hopeless minority in tha greater Xew-Tork of this year will sink Into utter obscurity if the paxty does nothing to en title itself to public confidence In the coming year. A Speaker who will give heed to the will of the people of greater New-York, rather than to the will of party potentates, will do much to make the Republican party popular here. Tho rest of the State has had "the Speakership time out of mind, and greater New-York should unitedly claim its own this year and make its Influence f«*lt-. rather than fritter away its strength. Mr. Wainwright, representing: a large country constituency as well, should appeal to thinking legislators as apt to favor the best interests of both city and country. A man with only city interests at heart would hardly appeal to the UD-State members, but. p.p a majority of them this year should feel free to a^t as indi viduals they should be convinced that, tho in terests of State and party would be best served by one representing such a constituency as does Mr. "VYalnwright, particularly in view of the fact that many of them for the last few Tears have watched his record and hold him in high esteem for his honesty and unselfishness. Th» contest must be an open one, with leaders, bad or good, keeping themselves In the back ground for the good of the party. A new Speaker manufactured by the methods of the last ten years? will not do this year. An aroused public opinion will so resent it that a year hence the. Democratic party will ride into power unless it divides itself in two. as it ordinarily does when opportunity properly seized would mean power gained. Bjit the Republican party can not afford to tak^ this chance. <"HARL,ES H. YOUNG. New-Roehelle, Pec. 1. U*>s. REPUBLICAN COUNTY LEADERSHIP. The Committee's Duty and Responsibility in the Choice of Its President. To the Editor of The Tribune. ar: I was under the Impression that the election of the president of our Republican County Com mlttee was the solo duty r>r the committee, in the exorcise of its intelligent Judgment, without seeking advice from the President of the United States, the. Governor, our distinguished United States Sen ators or chairman of tho State committee— all of whom disclaim any wish to interfere with the free choice f<t the county committee. President Roose velt lias always avoided interference with the e« lection of State, or county officers, and Governor Higgins has said that Ihe New -York County Com inittoe vm amply competent to elect its own pres ident. The chairman of the State committee is th« only outsider who is officially and naturally inter ested in harmony and efficiency of all the county committees, and yet !t» has taken no .ncrfve part In suggesting a candidate. Nevertheless, the senior Vnited Suites Senator has seen fit to allow Con gressman Oleott to go to Washington to consult ihe Presidf-nt about filling the place made vacant by thp retirement of Mr. Halpin. whose failure In th P r pcent election was no fault of his. For. every body knows now that if Mr. Jerome's name hart been on the Republican ticket, as Mr. Halpin wished the vote would havo been very dirnerent, and many believe that Mr. ivins would have been elected Mayor. . Mr Olcott is a splendid man. and would have made a grand successor to Mr. Halpin. but for the sensitiveness of the public mind on the subject or bosses, which would not tolerate hi? having behind him even so good a man as Senator Platt. Con gressman Parsons is another .excellent man for the place, as is also Mr. Hedges. The Hon. Joseph H. Choate has not, I believe. t<en named an yet. Mit he would be an ideal candidate. Any of the gentle men suggested, or any one else whom the com mittee itself would select, would satisfy me, as T have no doubt it would all other good" Republi- Ca r l^k a ... the hichf't confidence in the committee. composivl as it is of well Informed Republicans who . .oKd to the Interests of the people, ana whose action will commend Itself * o the support or the "independent political sentiment 01" the city, l therefore favor the committee's unir.sirue.ted choice of its president, because it alone is responsible, and because it would be in strict harmony with thedoc trine of home rule. GEORGE W. CTUAKKE. No. 10 Kast 130th-st., New-York, Nov. .A 1900. [There is much sound s^nse in the foregoing letter, though Mr. Clarke's unqualified confidence in the county committee is not generally shared Ly his fellow Republicans. It contains many excellent men, but not a few of its members are neither capable nor desirous of serving the party's best interests.— Ed. j DINNER OF OFFICERS OF A. H. A. Chairmen of Committees Meet to Prepare Plans for Annual Convention. E33jJift)iMi The annual dinner for the officers of the Ameri can Historical Association was given last night at the Metropolitan Club by Charles Francis Adams, of Boston, ex-president of the association. Th« eue-t9 who are chairmen of the various commit tee* of the association, had met previously to con sider the policy of the organization and to prepare for the annual convention, which will be held in Baltimore and Washington for three days, begin ning on December 27. \monjr those prcs-nt at the dinner were James Seller, the historian; Judge Simeon B. Baldwtn. of vew-ftven; Professors Albert Bushnell Hart and Charles H. Hawkins, of Harvard; Professor William M. Sloane, of Columbia; Professors George r^and rßurrr Burr crcrrne^Pr^r fe SS or G '. or f r(] re W = "of Bryn Mawr; Professors VKFc' Mclaughlin and Reuben G. Thwaltes. of Wisconsin. , OREGON FEDERAL OFFICES FILLED. President Appoints William C. Bristol United States Attorney. Washington. Dec- 1.-The President to-day made the following appointments in Oregon: , j. -... Attorney for th« District of Oresron — Tt \vnI?AIi ?C !*WUST?IU vice FRANCIS C. HENET, rosiKne^ d ottic* at Roseburg— BEXJA- T ° MIN e *i^ EDPY o? Tlllamook. vie. JOSEPH T. BRIDGES. rel ?° l \'b',Je Vnntvi at 71n S JAMES T ° M. VSWREXOE ' "of Ben*. vice JAMES H. BOOTH. Mr TienVs resignation is the result of the close of his vro4 in Investigating the land frauds on which he has been engaged sine. he. superseded DUtrict Attorney Hall to facilitate his »nvestiga- SS: Mr Ha.l was ™>™£i £?%£ Hen ey took c harpe °// 1 ?/ i^? !f?a Uon3 and prose- THINKS WAGES WOULD NOT BE CUT. wi ,l bs no reduction of wages for train err.ment-1 JSSKiaJiSSfi may try to for,, the rebate *5-st«n^33» r v .^.itwfr • Inn-easiajr «oonom7 Jn *'(i-rtio*he 'labors of tralam«n, but 'A wl*e*** NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. SATURDAY. DECEMBER 2. 1905. FOOTBALL NOT TARGET. ONLY ITS BRUTALITY. Columbia May Take Up "Socket'" Game — Morley Defends Sport. Columbia, it is reported, Is preparing to make 6. bid for popularity with "socker," or the English or association game of football. The Columbia and Cornell association football teams are to have a frame to-day. This will be watched carefully by several of those in Columbia who have a con trollinp voice in student athletic affair?. Amonsr them will be Professor H. G. Lord, chairman of the university committee on student organizations. It was his committee -which decided on the abolish ment of the present pame of football at Columbia. Professor Lord is not against athletics, nor i? he against football. It i? only the American game of to-day that he opposes, in common with th« otht-r members of the committee flnd others at Co lumbia of influence in athletics. He took pains to make it clear in conversation yesterday that Co lumbia Is not ngainst football, and that the K<*in« will be. encojraged there. There has been no in terdiction on football, ho raid, but only on a par ticular kind of football. He then praised the> vir tues of the association frame, and said he believed that it could bo made to take the place with the American public of the game played at present, Columbia has had an association football team for the last three years. This year it has already played four matches. There are teams, alec, at Harvard. Cornell, Princeton and Pennsylvania. The Columbia athletic committee has watched the practice of the team there with much care this fall. The action taken in abolishing the American game was not the result of a sudden inspiration. It came after long deliberation and as the result of a carefully thought out plan of action, and the mass meeting of th« students to protest against the course of the authorities Is not likely to be of much avail. President Butler of Columbia had a conference with Morley. the head coach, yesterday, which is believed to bear directly on the question of taking up the association game at th« university. Morley. while ho admits that the present game has many faults, says that its advantages are also great, and Is trying to make arrangements by which Columbia can have a team next year. He rays that rules ran be made which -will eliminate many of the unde sirable features. He does not. however, advocate doing away entirely with the danger element, be cause he says that is what draws the crowds. The football association and the student body ara supporting Morley. The football association is making plans by which It hopes to overcome the faculty objections to the (ram*. At present it is considering Us plan of action. "The situation." says Morley. 'is a delicate one. and we can only hope to succeed by proceeding carefully." It Is believed that at the conference yesterday the question of a coach in case Columbia has any sort of a team next year was aJso considered. A letter President Butler has received from a Harvard professor seems to indicate that no as sistance in the cause of foothall reform --an b« hoped for from that source. The letter say.«: Allow me to express to you my sincere admira tion and gratitude for your action in th<- football matter. Columbia has shown th- way ana i f gret deeply that Harvard probably will not follow at once. I have watohed matters this fall care fully. It is not true that the worst thing in It is the "bodily harms and injuries -not even the un prentlernanlike behavior. Tho worst evil is the hys teric and almost pathological state of mind Which overcomes the academic community. I saw the Harvard-Tale game, with forty-tnre* thousand spectators in our stadium. Such frenzy as I saw there prepares the public systematically for hvsterio emotions with all their consequences in social and political life. Some one had to stand against it, and I congratulate you heartily that you had the courage. President Butler has received numerous other letters praising the stand Columbia has taken. President William H. P. Faunce of Brown Uni versity makes tr^e following statement of his views on football: Football must b# reformed that it may no* b* abolished. I am not prepared to advocate abolish ment, because tl.pt logically means the abolishment of all games ana exercises in which physical con tact ajid struggle are allowed. The. question Is whether the temptation to dishonor is bo strong in footbail that nothing let-s tnan abolishment will afford remedy. The trouble is that the rules wo now have against brutality have seldom been en- New' rules should be *.nade punishing not only the Individual, but the whole team for brutality. An open style of play should be Introduced, as far mor« interesting. Less emphasis should be placed on avoirdupois, and more on Intelligence, alertness and skill. 1 dislike to see one student classified aa superior or Inferior according to the number of pounds h« weighs. The argument from aceident3 Is not conclusive. If the same number of students were riding horse back during the autumn, there would be more accidents than in playing football. The real argu ment against the game is drawn from the mean ness and brutality often practiced. Can these l>6 el'minated? It is worth while to make a jjreat concerted attempt. The public demand it. and college authorities will soon get together and enforce it. Professor Alexander Melklejohn, dean of the faculty, and for several years president of the Brown University Athletic Association, makes the following comment: If it should become necessary to abolish foot ball, student life in American colleges would suf fer a serious loss. More than any other game, it develops courage, co-operation, self-control, strength of purpose and generous enthusiasm- It has not be<»n shown yet that football should be abolished. What is needed in all college ath letics is decisive action to so reshape their spirit and management as to preserve their value, while destroying their evil Influences. The Hpec'.al need In football Is the limitation of the element of danger, a.s strictly as possible, without the loss of those features which make it t!ie. most charac teristic American sport. ly, will publish tho following editorial noxt week on the question of the reform or abolition of foot- To "The Triangle" it seems that, of all the state ments made upon the subject of football reform since the Ohio Field tragedy three are especially noteworthy. Chancellor Day of Syracuse must have expressed the sentime its of many New-York men when he said: •'One human life is too great, a rice, to pay for all the games of the season." Yes. and for all the games of every season ; not because of the fact of death itself, but because the feeling inspired by such a death is only one of shock, and not one of surprise. Other forms of sport have their death lists, but, •when death has occurred, it has be?n through an accident, pure and simple. Football deaths are the result of firms of play contemplated under the rules, slightly intensified, perhaps, in a manner al most certain" to occur in every game. The second statement vas made by Francis s. Bangs, of ColumbU. Mr. Bangs eaid that the pro posal to leave tho reform of the gams to the rules committee or the athletic associations of colleges was like leaving the question of cooking a steak to a den of lions. Football has been called an obession. ana t" prove the accuracy of this statement we call to our aid Walter Camp, admittedly the greatest living expert on football. He calmly and soberly classifies a series of possible injuries that makes bullfighting find prizefighting seem tame. •In open field play," he say«. "the injuries are likely to be a sprained ankle or a broken arm. That is much better than a blood clot on the brain or tho other injuries which occur in heavy line plays These injuries are more likely to be to tne &l& lt dd S hould e be P ted. however, that Moore's death SSys^TaMainia^ &^ r me O nt C^^^^^n^ e f^n^.^ SXEi.X^nan l^ an authority could do. WOULD STOP FOOTBALL IN BOSTON. Alderman Will Introduce Ordinance Pro hibiting It "Under Present Rules. Boston. Dec. 1.-As a result of the agitation against football as now played. Alderman Frank J OToole said to-night that he Intends to .ntro duce at the next meeting of the Boston Board of Aldermen an order prohibiting the ca me * "s£,*£• city limits until the rules have been so an r « oslible'. to make fatalities and seriojs »-fcidents,injposs^Die^ Should this order be passc-r? by 1^ th C ft fth! &£5 BS3§*@^ &m the B03 " ton side of the Charles River. RAPS INDIAN SCHOOLS IN EAST. Poet Scout Says Scholars Are Taught Foot ball Chiefly. th Crawford in Ms brW Star here «■*« of Indian school, and football, sayla*: the East— t.t Carlisle, for instance, where they teach them to play football, and then keep them there to play football. Such a state of affairs Is ridiculous. Indian children ought to be educated in their own country. wh»re they may be of assist ance to the uneducated ones of their own kind. As now, the football graduates from Carlisle, when they do go back to their ancestors, are a byword. a reproach and a laughing stock. At Carlisle, Indian boys are kept for fifteen yjears just to play football, when they should have been sent out years before for the purpose of bettering the lives of the ones they are supposed to help. CORNELL MAN HAS HIP BROKEN. Ithaca, N. V., E>ec. I— H. K. Morgan. Cornell, "07, of Christopher. Perm.. had his hip broken while playing footbaJl In a game between two tra>ns chosen from undergraduates here yesterday. He was hurt by being tackled while making a quarter back run. TO CONFER WITH PRESIDENT ON GAME. Boston. Dec. 1.-Wllliam T. Reid. Jr.. head coach of the Harvard football team, left th's city for New-York to-night. To-morrow he will see the West Point and Annapolis game at Princeton. The chief object of Mr. Reid's trip, however, is to con fer with President Roosevelt on football either Sunday or Monday at th-» White House. HUNTSMEN* FIGHT FIRE. Burglars Blamed for Big Blaze Near Meadow Brook Club House. Hempstead, Long Island. Dec. I.— The house opposite the Meadow Brook Hunt Club house, oc cupied by Peter F. Collier, M. F. H.. until Wednesday, was burned to the ground on Thanks giving night, in a most mysterious manner. The house was built four years ago by J. Clinch Smith. one of the A. T. Stewart heirs, on property bought from the Stewart estate. To-night all that remains Is one of three chimneys. The house was 69xM feet, and contained thirty-one rooms and seven bathrooms. The furnishings were of the richest. A week ego to-day all the Collier servants left the place, and P. F. Collier sailed last Wednesday for England, where he will hunt during the win ter. Frank Fleet wood, the caretaker, discovered the fire about 7:30 o'clock last night. He was working in the stables, five hundred yards away. Rushing to the house he opened the front door, when a vol ume of smoke and flame shot out. Fleetwood then went to a side door and smashed it in. but tha flames had gathered euch headway that he could not reach the hose or the patent fire extinguishers in the house. The caretaker had been at the house Just before dark. There whs then no fire in tha house, the furnace having been out of commission for several days. The theory put forth by the neighbors is that burglars watched Fleetwood leave the house, then burst a window on the north side of the house, looted it and set fire to it, either intentionally or accidentally. _ H „ -p,.. House parties Kennedy, Mrs. b> O. H.l^ «i II P Whitney. J. E. Smith Hadden, "William «-. Haves. Reginald Brooks, and Leonard jacoD. *««> and their coats were thrown on the ground and fire Fur coats were thrown on the ground ana bucket brigades were formed at all corners, of the C^b^e^n^bef^mJ^SlS Plains and became \-olunteer firemen. Among tneae were Beverley • Robinson, Jacob Leonard. Jack *T r iw7oss n ?s?ul?y llVf.m. The. building itself could not be replaced for less than half that amount, ana TVlSh^^ are travelling fi^ d,d ,^ h FTee^ooSThe n SSSSJ^K 'SB. IO W 1111,11 rivci message. - SENTENCED TO LONG WALK. Magistrate Tells Prisoner He Must Tramp Back to Providence. Magistrate Crane In the West Side police «wnt yesterday. was surprised to have arraigned before him James Shanley. of Providence. R- 1 .. on a charge of vagrancy. Shanley had been before , him on a similar charge ten days ago. and had told a tale of hard luck that moved the magtatraU .to provide .railroad fare for the young 0^ delicti w bcr*o oiifln **?# s<*iu *^ " „ , , —^C wUh S n?repU,a the «* oner. •Why didn't you stay therer „ -Couldn't get any work. I walked beck to New bought to send you to the island for ■£ montl*" w^se d $f^£F&FSL£ WHAT IS GOING ON TO-DAY. Reception for Japanese MtaUtor. Board of Trada sad West 44th-st.. 11 a. m. < Tuberculous Exhibition. Museum of Natural »«»'<«;. Mass mating »n support of pur* food legation. 1^ 1» West 40tti-Bt.. »P. m. _»— - x o tho Zoological Park. atm-w Free lectures of the B f "^rd nl w"s=,,w "s=,, jj' Broadway, Dr. Tha FWI of Monarchy- L^*"° ay es.. Bfc£ M. Claln. POT WQflrl^S ■*-*- xSri™ tUi# r>a r* \c i *y# &Qd 6Wt h (Illustrated); Board of ucatlon. ParK-* c a Pearl of the East." PROMINENT ARRIVALS AT THE HOTELS ktor HOUSB-T. Fuomata, Japanese Impe- TEL I^^^.? • A^T^cker'ma'n ABo" cage . THE WEATHER REPORT. Official Record *nd Fowcast.— Washington Dec 1-- There has been a general fall In prewure over th. interior district, of th. east halt of the country, accompanied b T decided ri.« in temperature. A. a re.ult condition. have been unruled and light local rain, and mo*, have ?aVl«^r the district, affected. In the Atlantic SUM. It , her ha, been fair, with continued low^temp.r^ 10 J ,„ ™ nrl , k Tj, the extreme Northwest ter n be fr..h and mostly •'ff t *?f I s o t 's2i? U -ert Vouthe^t: on the south the middle AtlaJ l tlo /- c ~ s V>ri«k northeast to east: on tha Atlantic Coast I resh wJ*Wc nor the «^, northwest east Gulf Coast, freah east 10 - becoming by Sunday; on tha w€S , t . u V'L e r like* freeh to brisK ro°u\ tt h W :hiftln X To r northU h t% "s^da^^nd^on the upper Bantu. Fore<-««t for Special Ix>caMtle..-For Delaware. New- Jersey. Eastern Pennsylvania and Eastern New-York, increasing cloudiness and wanner to-day; rain or snow toiday; K«rndSy g ra"n or snow! tnsk to brisk southeast to £ °Fo r W D?s d of Columbia, lnrrea cloudings and nO Xo r W M.rv'ra ! na ar r.in or snow and warmer to-day; Sun day "c'S and ™oKl^r; fresh southeast to south winds. £g^e^W£S£3k, «in or snow .and warmer to-day; Sunday rain or snow and colder; fresh to brisk 'Tor n ste^l?Vo 0 runoJr u nO Jn ow e rnd warmer to-day: Sun day snow and colder: fr«i-h to brisk south winds, shifting to northwest by Sunday. local Official Krrorfl.— followinr official recorfl 'm^Tthe Weather Bureau .hows th« changes in the ter n for the last twenty- fcur hours, in comparison With the corresponding date of last year: IK>4. 10C6.! m 1«M- I**; tt_ m :::::: ::::::IS in «p. S:::::::::::: S 3J !? S ::: :::::: IS SW5fti::S:::::S 33 "Ir-I-i::::::::::^ i» tm M 7 Highest temp«rarure yesterflar. an derrees: I" *««- «: »■ e'as*. 27. inoft for corre»pondln» <ia<« of last year. M: average for eorr«spondlr.s da:» of !«»t tw«nty-flv« To!-*! ' forecast: IncreaalnK eloudin«»s and j#armer tc> <lmz\ with rain or answ this afternoon or to-ntf-ht; cl«*r ln« and colder Bund*/-; trt«|tr — ■!*■»■' to south wlnM. b«tos]»W uortbTs««»- BIG MEN HEAR BAGPIPES. "FOR AULD LANG SYNE." Owner* of "Banks and Braes" Honor St. Andrew' 8 Anniversary. Many prominent men joined the St. Andrews Society of the State of Xew-York in honoring Its patron saint last night, at the 149 th annual ban quet of the society at the Waldorf-Astoria. Scottish songs were sung and piped, and the praises of the Scotch sounde.l by Joseph H. Choate. General Horace Porter, the Rev. Hugh Black, Patrick Francis Murphy and Edward F. Darrell. Others who sat at the guests' table, which was presided over by TV. Butler Duncan, president of the society, were J. Pierpont Morgan. Sir Percy Sanderson, British consul general; Rear Admiral Coghlan. Justice Garret J. Garretson, Morris K. Jeaup, Sir Caspar Purdon Clarke and the represen tatives of several sister societies. A real Scottish air was given to the dinner by the presence of a bagpiper, wearing the native kilts, who render<M H'ime of the tune."? dear to th<> heart of the Scots, including "Hey. Johnny Cope." "The Campbells Are Coming" and "Up an' TVar Them A', "VVallle." Several Scotch dishes alao figured on the menu. Andrew Carnegie occupied a seat not far from the speakers' tabl«. and lio smiled with satisfac tion when Mr. <*hoate referred to him as me I^aird of Skibo mnd told of his hospitality there to Ameri can visitors and of his charity. Preslde-nt Duncan in his speech on "Thn Day an* A' Wha Honor It" complimented the members on the long standing of the society, which, he said, will next year celebrate its 150 th anniversary. H« referred feelingly to the death of Daniel S. I^mont. who was a member of the Bt. Andrew's Society, besides whom there were twelve other members who died In the year. Several telegrams of greeting were received, among them one from the Right Hon. Arthur J. Balfour. who sent greetings for the Txuidon Scotch men Mr. Duncan, in announcing the first toaat. "Presi dent Roosevelt,'' said: "We drink a toast to the. Chief Magistrate, whose Influence has obliterated race feeling in our own country and has created peace abroad." The toast was drunk to the strains of the "Star Spangled Banner," of which a verse was sunff by the diners. A toast to "The King" followed. The Rev. Hugh Black, pastor of St. George'i Free Church, of Edinburgh, in speaking to the toast "The Land o' Cakes," said that it Is a great thing to be an American, a great thing to be a Scotch man, and greater still to be a Scot oh- American. The speaker closed with a glowing tribute to his country. Mr. choate was in good form and in excellent humor. Hla toast, was on "The Land We Live In." The former Ambassador said of his visits to Scot land: Whenever I went into Scotland T not only 4aund the doors open, but the hearts as well. Even at Skibo Castle it wan so T never went there to a banquet but what the blowpipes began by playing the national air. The Scotch, be said, were interested in us and all our gr>=-at men. and one of the first statues of Abra ham Lincoln In Europe was erected in Edinburgh. General Porter was welcomed by the St. An drews Society for the first time since his return from his ambassadorial post at Paris. "Home Again" was his toast. He said tho Scot had con tributed much to the sturdy husbandry of America. Said h«-: Patrick Francis Murphy spoke on the Scot away from home, saying iv part: Th" Greeks had a classical saying, "First acquire an independent i-ieome. then practise virtue": it is said that there is a reward attached to virtuous poverty; it has been noticed, however, '.hat virtu ous wealth can mirry almost anybody. But Mr. Carnegie nr.ds the gildfd chains of weal'h heaviest of all, and he wishes to disentangle himself into poverty, and in erdeavoring to do It gracefully and also benefit the human race he is thrown into embarrassing conjectures and often in despair, like the baffled Irish lover in the song, who dreams in cessantly that the fair one lover him but on each awakening he becomes entangled with the reality that it 13 not so, an<l h«5 oon*es to the conclusion that th#re is no use at all in gong to bed. Mr Carnegie has discovered that the man who I* admired and praised by his fellows is generally dead; he prefers the advance of a smail instalment during his lifetime, when he may er.joy it. Monu ments are erected to perpetuate the memory of the forgotten, and as every lawyer J^ows, where there is a wIK there is a way to break It. Bilths and funeralr are two occasions when the g\.e?t or honor \l seldom consulted. Besides, bequ^taing iiir rf the grave to see how one's reputation has property while on top of the earth is like looking got on. AFTER ELECTION OFFICER Dispatch to Lansing, Mich., for Ar rest of J. R. Rockefeller. Detroit Dec. 1.-A "Free Press" dispatch from Lansing. Mich., says that the police there re ceived a telegraphic request to-day, bearing -he iTm SI w^ folow The losing police say that Mr Rocke feller left Lansing last night ostensibly for .New- York. The John R. Rockefeller referred to, who is not related to John I>. Rockefeller, was chairman of a board of election officers on the West Side, and was Dresidlng at the polling place of his district, when " a , .'.'.if. vot- nf a laree department store entered and offeVed to vote in The name of John R. Rocke f ler jr The floorwalker afterward declared that i ler, Ji- v', t _ io i. c •• i, u t he has been Indtcted on the' charge' o? attempting to vote illegally. Mr. Rockefeller is said to be wanted as a witness in DR. RANNEY BROPS DEAD. Well Known Specialist in Nervous Diseases Patron of Billiards. Dr Ambrose L, Ranney, one of the foremost patrons of amateur billiards in this country, dropped dead of heart disease In the office of Frank I* Hall, at No. 30 Broad-st.. yesterday afternoon. He leaves a widow, who has been an invalid for tho last year, and one son. Dr Ranney had come downtown to see Mr. Hall who was an old friend, on some legal busi ness. He complained that his heart was trou bling him. Mr. Hall sent for a doctor, but be fore medical aid arrived Dr. Ranney was dead. Coroner O'Hanlon was notified. Dr. Ranney was an authorltv on nervous dis eases, having held chairs of anatomy and ner %ous diseases in various colleges, and was the author of several books on those subjects. He was born in Hardwick, Mass.. on June 10. I»***. He graduated from Dartmouth College in IW>», and received the degree of Master of Arts from that institution in 1872. He was connected with the medical department of the University of^the Sty of New-York in 1870. He was the author of "Essentials of Anatony," "Applied Anatomy of the Nervous System." "Treatise on Surgical Diagnosis," "Practical Medical Anatomy "Lectures on Nervous Diseases" and Electricity In Medicine." He had an office at No. 340 Madl son-ave.. and lived in Bloomfield. N. J. . For years Dr. Ranney devoted a great deal of time and money to the development of amateur hHliards. He looked after the interests of the came in the Amateur Athletic Union, and later foined the National Association of Amateur BB lH?d Players of America. In the latter organlxa iirn he wa« active and served on numerous com- Slttees He used to play in the Manhattan Club ami the Knickerbocker Club tournaments. He waa looked to by all the best amateurs as an authority on the sanit. FIRE DISTURBS DELMONICO GTTESTS. Blaze in East 44th-st. Too Near for Their Comfort. Patrons of Delmonicos and Sherry's had a little excitement last night, when the nre engines went clanging by to put out a nre in the home^of Dr. plTce" was •«, B clSe-to Rt th? corner that many in the ie Th a . Ur braz l< W brok" cr out "on th- ton floor of Dr y w »- oTh*ta0 Th*ta riu" The f members volunteered th-ir Delta Theta l.iup. we edod ThP damage Is :: BB C a"cd at *^. and the cause Is .aid to have Sera improperly Insulated wires. 01TE-ZYED MARKSMAN HONORED. Receives Governor's Trophy for Record Skirmish Shooting at Creedmoor. After the re/iew of the 13th Regime it, N. O. V. T.. in the armory, at Sumn»r and Putnam ayes., Brooklyn, by Brigadier C}«>n«>r(il F. D. Grant. U. 8. A., lan night, what is known as the Gov ernor" trophy was presented to Sergeant Z. V. IMxon for what Is believed to have been the most remarkable shooting ever seen In tee (uard of this State. Dixon's work was remarkable not only wscntsW he made a record of I<*> p*»r cent in skirmish shoot ing in competition with th»» best shots In the State at Creedmoor last summer, but the more remarka ble still because the winner has only one eye. The contest was to fire five shots in thirty sec onds at ranges of 600, 500 ana 300 yard*, and fire shots In twenty seconds at a range of 2«) yards. The men had to accomplish the entire task in a limited time and were obliged to run from on» range to another. In addition to th* trophy a gold watch and m gold fob were presented to Pixon last night In honor of his achievement. The -watch was the gift of the officers of th«^ regiment, who believe that the one-eyed sergeant has brought great honor to It. and the fob came from the members of Company K. to which Dison belongs. Dixoi, who otherwise if a fine spei > im< % n of physical man hood, lost one eye by an explosion of powder w aea he was a boy. Another trophy presented after the drill and re view last night was the letter Carrier* 1 Trophy, which went to Company C for the b»<»t work m recruiting. General Grant, who was accompanied by his staff, highly praised the work of the regiment, which was commanded by Colonel David A. Aus ten, both in drill and in work with the blp rum. After the drill there was a reception for the general In the officers' room. Insist npon bavins Bnrnett'* Vanilla. Married. Marrlace notice* appearing In THE THIBCTE wOl be repnbUshed in the Tri-Weefclj- Tribune wtthMS extra charge. SMAL.I/WOOP- At Vin»land. N* J.. November 2ft, at noon. Flora R»miten. daughter nt Mr. and Mrs. William Perry Smallwo^d. to Henry Gardner Weld. Jr., of Brld««u>n. N. J. Bost>n pap»ra plea»» --opy. Notices of marriages and deaths must be In dorsed with full name and address. Died. Death notices appearing in THE TKIBrXE will be repnbllshed la The Tri- Weekly Tribune without extra charge. Bock?». Phneb* XT. McCb<-sney. D'-an B. Bouuhton. Howard l». Murray. James I Brower, William I. Southerland. Benjamin P. 1% Bruc», Sarah S. Epoughton, ("narl««. Case. Sarah J. S. Sterling. Kate L. P. Green. David E. Stevens, Luth<» F Hall. Charles G. G. BOCKKE— PuiMenlr. of apppl«y, at Pmijthlteepsle. as Wednesday. November 21>. 1905, Phoebe TNilklnsoa Bocke». daughter of th* late Jacob and Catharine W. Bock«». Funeral services at St. Paul's Church, Pougii keepsi*, on Saturday, December 2, at 2 p. m. BOrOHTON— At <~at«kli;. November 10. Howard U. Boughton. as«d 57 year«. Funeral Sunday afternoon. • o'clock, from hin late r«sldenc«. BROWER-On TV*dnwl»T. Novemb«r SS. 'Vrtlilain I. Brower. Funeral from the rejidence of John 1: Brewer. No. 127 East sth-»t.. Plainfleld. N. jr.. at 2 * m , Sat urday. December 2. Friends. ielative« and members o» Pacific Lodge, No. 2.13. F. and A. M , ar<> r«spe«tfalaf invited to attend. BRUCE — PlttnfleM. Maw.. Friday. December 1. SaraH B. Bruce, wife of Dewitr Bruce. Funeral Monday. De cember 4. at 2:30 p. m. CASE— Nov-mber 30. Par«h S. Ptropr. «Nts of TTifsPti E. Case. Funeral private. GREEN— On Friday. December 1. 1006. at his hems. Uewellyn Park \\>jt Ornn^e. N .T.. David Ely Green. husband of The-^dosla A. pierce. la hi» 69th year. Fa-» nsral services private. HAU, — On Thursday. Novsnber 30. 1905. <~hartee G *>. Hall, of Montclair. N. J., j-oungest son o! U\e. lat* Thomas J. and Josephine Arcolarius Hal' Relative* and friends are respectfully invitM t" atteni th* funeral s-rvice at Christ Church. Proadway and 71»t-»' oa Sunday. December 3, at 3 p. m. Int«*rm»nt «♦ vr.wi lawn. M'CHESNET- Dean En«isn MeCBJBSJMSI of BTfCWS T."ni ver>=its-. College of Fine Arts, formerly pastor of St. Paul's and Madisr.-n Avenu* Methodist .-h'jrches. N™- Tork City. In Syracuse. November V. Funeral Mirday. December 4, at 2:30 p. m. MI'RRAT- On Thursday. November ML »' his re*lde,ir#>. No 173 W?-«r 86th-« . J^rces Irvin Murray. In hi* Sin year. Funeral service* at his Uta residence, Saturday evening, at 8 o'clock. lnt«nr.»nt at th" LUllvanlMH 1 * of the family. SOITTHERLAND— Friday rrornlnß. December 1. 1908. Benjamin Do La Mater Southerland (late Principal of Public School No. 3). In his 77th year. Funeral ser»le« at his late resident. No. 203 East 71st -St.. t-undar afternoon. December 3. at 3 o'clock. BPOrailTON — On Friday. 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