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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.
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
**"!<• 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.
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£
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.
New-Roehelle, Pec. 1. U*>s.
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
Chairmen of Committees Meet to Prepare
Plans for Annual Convention.
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. ,
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 —
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-
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***
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
&^ r me O nt C^^^^^n^ e f^n^.^
SXEi.X^nan l^
an authority could do.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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. -
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 «*
•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£
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."
ktor HOUSB-T. Fuomata, Japanese Impe-
TEL I^^^.? • A^T^cker'ma'n ABo"
cage .
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
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««»-
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.
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
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
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
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.
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-
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
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.
Blaze in East 44th-st. Too Near for Their
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.
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
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.
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
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Death notices appearing in THE TKIBrXE will be
repnbllshed la The Tri- Weekly Tribune without extra
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
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. DeiieiUßOT 1. at his late resi
dence No. 1.6H5 Washlngton-ave.. Charles Spoughton.
In the 90th year of his age. Service* private on account
of Illness In the family. % Kindly send no flower*.
STERLING— At th. N>w-York Hospital. Friday. Decem
ber 1. Kate. L. S. Merita* M P.. daughter of the 1«,
Sherman H. and Anna A. feterlinir. Notice of fiin-ra»
STEVEN'S — Luther Fuller Stevens, suddenly, of la rrippN
% December 1. Furrral private, at his late re^denca. No.
195 Halsey-st., Brooklyn. N. Y.
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