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Amusements. ACADEMT OP MUSlC— Babe* In Toyland. , > UUJiBRA-: Vaudeville. BELASCO— The Girl of the Golden West. BIJOU— *:15 — Music Master. _ BROADWAY— S-- CARXEGIE HALl^— 2:l6— The Messiah. CASINO — The Earl and the OH COLONIAL- -2 -*> — CRITERION'— S: 18 — Allce-S!t-By-The-F'.re: also Pan taloon. DALTS — 8:15 — The Toast of the Town, EPEN — WorM In Wax. KMPIRE — — 8:15 — Peter Pan. FIEI-Trs THEATRE— 2— B:IS— Th« Press Agent. GARDEN"— 2— *:ls— As Ye Sow OARRICK— 2— Marry. Mary. Quite Contrary. HAJIMERSTEIX> VICTORIA- a— *:15— "V audevilS*. HARLEM OPERA — B:ls— The Catch of the Sea eon. (HERALD SQUARE— «:I3 — Sapho. JiIPPOIiROME— A Society Circus. HUDSON"— 2— S:2O— and Superman. IRVING PLACE -2:»o— Der Klrine r»aurtilln» und aer M ti«rV-nfr«wr — S:2O— Mainielle Nitouche. JOE WEBER'S— — Prince Chap. K.MCKKHItOi'KKK- S:l.*>— Mlio. Modiste. 14BERTY— *:15— Th<? Oln«w+rraJ Man. ,_.._ t_. o LYCEUM— 2:IS— The Little Princess and Between Two Fires — 6:15 — Trie Uttle Princess, L.TRIO- 2— *«:JS— The Babes ud the Baron MAPISON PQI-ARE— The Man on the Box. MADISON SQUARE GARDEN— 2— County Fair ana nn MAJESTIC — Moonshine. MANHATTAN — *:2" — Brfore r.nd After. METROPOLITAN orERA HOUSE -I :3o— Die Walkuere— «. — . Ellslr D'Amore. « _ NEW AMSTERDAM— *:»— The Middleman — — TB» riurnwn's t«->ve Story- NEW YORK B:IB— The Mayor of Tokio. PBtKi KSS -v ].',_- yire.. BAVOT — 8:15 — of Jericho. WAULACK*B- B— «a*- The Squaw Man. •WKST END— - -- s:ls— Monte Cristo. Index to Advertisements. p««« Col. I P«r*. Col. 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Nearly 8.080 Column*. <816 lines to ■ column I :r th* eleven month* ending y»rwnl»' m J9CS. The New-York Dally ■■ I -'ir.i!iir Tribune printed 903.773 Lines of Adv^rtislne >»x~lu3ln« Tribune •<Jvertl«*meTit»> more than durlre the name period of 1904. Circulation Books Open. !V?»-]1firk tfeiln izanßrnv ? WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 27. 11WV.. THE VEWB THIS MORNING. FOREIGN. — The battle in Moscow continued throughout the day; the troops, according to dis patches from St. Petersburg, were gradually hemming In the rebels, but the insurgents were well intrenched and showed no signs of aban doning the struggle; the mutiny of grenadiers •was confirmed. All Poland, apparently, is preparing to rise against Russian rule; a general strike has been proclaimed at Warsaw, and 12.000 of the miners in the coal regions are said to be ready to take the field; at Lodz conditions sim ilar to those in Warsaw exist. == There were encounters at several points in St. Petersburg, and many arrests were made; the Workmen's Council has decided to take harsh measures to prevent strikers from returning to work. •* The new Russian electoral law was made public, it contains concessions to the popular demands, but neithc-r a free nor a direct ballot Is granted, ■ Prepifiont Morales Is a fugitive from the capital of Sar.io Domingo, and an uprising, headed by General Caceres and others, is reported well un der way; the American government will prob at.'v not intervene at the present time The trials of twenty-eight persons accused of Inciting mutiny among French reserves, b^pan at Paris. : Plans of new French warships were dis covered at the hemes of non-commissioned naval officers at Toulon: arrests are expected. DOMESTIC.— It was announced at Washing ton that Viscount Aoki would be the first Aro bassador from Japan to this country. . r «'annon talked on public service at Washington and spoke optimistically of the try's ij.spects. ===== Governor Higgins at Albany that the Speakershlp question wa? practically settled in Mr. Wadsworth's favor, and said he had Been no evidence that the President was seeking control of the State or pasiization; he Intimated that he would not help along the movement for the repeal of the Mort gage Tax bill. . _ - Joseph H. Choate was nom inated l'<>r president of the State Bar Associa tion at Albany. ■ _ There was a report In Kanpas City that Armour & Co. interests would *,• Mid To Swift & Co. ===== Mrs. \Y. Kills Corey declared that there will he n<> reconcilia tion and her divorce case against her husband will go on. n The Jury at the coroner's in <jue>-t In Philadelphia brought in the verdict that . Mrs. Todd, of this city, ca:;,'- l<> her death in an unknown manner. == Dr. 11. H. <"ate. the physician who had been missing pome week?, was found In Springfield. Mase.. with his mem ory a blank. CITY. — Stocks were strong and active. = The Truesdale committee will submit the in formatiou concerning the Mutual which it has collected to the legislative investigating com mittee; the Hamilton report was submitted to the Fowler committee of the New- York Life. i Details of the merper of the Interborough and Metropolitan Street Railway companies *-era made public. — — Charles F. Murphy ad mitted that he had Indorsed notes for (150.000 for the New-York Contracting and Trucking Company, the Tammany firm with which he has hitherto denied connection. - Mayor Mc- Clellan. at Princeton, denied that he had offered the Police Comnaifsionership to Brigadier General Wheeler. ■ The final figures on the election of Mayor were announced by the Board of Can va»Fers as 3.4G5. ===== The grand opera chorus Singers did not Ptrike yesterday, as had been •xpected, but went to Philadelphia with the principals to assist in a performance there. THE WEATHER. — Indication for to-day: Fair. The temperature yesterday: Highest, 39 degrees; lowest. 26. BAJTTO DOSIISGO—AXD OTHERS. Something: unpleasant has happened in Santo Domingo. Just what we do not exactly know. President Morales has departed from his cap ital. So much appears certain. "Why he has gone, or whither, is not disclosed. He may have fled before revolutionists. He niny have gone to smash some insurrection. He may hstve gone a-fishing. The best information at Wash ington Is that a revolution is afoot and that he has gone to join another chieftain, to head It off; which is plausible and may well be as. true as anything else. Doubtless we shall know all about it In a short time. What chiefly concerns this country is the pos sible effect of the incident upon American rela tions with the Dominican Republic. At present it does not appear that there is or is to be any particular effect. The existing agreement — so it may be called — between the countries and the pending treaty are not brought into question. We have not heard that any one thinks of re pudiating them. President Morales has not run away from them, and if a revolution should oc cur and be should l)e replaced by another chief of state there is no Indication that relations with America would be disturbed. In that and various other countries at the south of us there have been occasional revolutions, but they have as a rule scrupulously respected foreign obliga tions. Our agreement and our proposed treaty ere not with Mr. Morales personally, but with the Dominican government, of which he is the pres ent bead. It Is assumed that a new administra tion, should one now come into power, would respect the foreign policy established by its predecessor. At any rate, the course of this country is clear. It is to proceed with its duty to Itself and to the Dominican Republic as a permanent entity and not as the temporary possession of Mr. Morales, Mr. Caceres, Mr. J!m6nez, or any one else. There has been much opposition to the pending treaty because it was said to be the MntMl scheme of Mr. Morales. We shall be ecr'.ous to see If the same critics now oppose it fctc&uji* n xhaj la; • to L>e a geuerai aiid Im personal thing, with which Mr. Morales has nothing to do. We shall see, moreover, if Amer ica has not the power and right to do some things that some other nations have. Years ago Bosnia and Herzegovina got Into pretty nearly as bad a state as Santo Domingo, and Austria-Hungary intervened and brought order out of chaos, to the admiration of the world. A like work was done in Crete, and now it Is be ing done again in Macedonia. The United States has been doing a similar work in Santo Do mingo, at only a tithe of the cost and responsi bility. We are curious to know why what Is superb beneficence in Europe is meddlesome wickedness in America; especially smce this country was founded upon the principle that it can do anything that any country may of right do. .4 DISSOLVED PARTNERSHIP. Whatever personal differences, not apparent on the surface, may possibly have led to the break between Mr. Woodruff and Mr. Dady in Kings County, there can be no doubt that the former Lieutenant Governor has a keen sense of the way the wind, blows. That is a valuable trait in a political leader, and Mr. Woodruff shows that his instinct for gauging public opin ion not only is In excellent working order but also acts with uncommon rapidity. It did not take him ten hours after the election to grasp its true meaning and publicly proclaim his view of tbe proper policy of the Republican party. For that he is entitled to credit. While many other active politicians were rubbing their eyes and wondering what it all meant he was for mulating progressive measures with a perfectly clear head, and now. while many leaders who ought to know better are shutting their eyes to popular sentiment be has fairly broken away from old alliances to advocate new methods of party management which he believes the voters want. On the morning after election Mr. Woodruff suggested the popularization of the party or ganization, even going so far as to favor direct primary nominations and a reform policy which Mr. Dady thought was "catering too much to public clamor." Mr. Dady does not believe in "pandering to the better element." and so the old partnership is dissolved. Their different points of view are due, perhaps as much as to anything, to difference in training, interests and ambition. Both are practical politicians, ut Mr. Dady is practical within a narrow field. The possession of an organization— the dime held 'close to his eye — is more important than victory at the polls — the dollar held at Bach a distance as to look small. With the organiza tion Mr. Dady can do many things. In spite of Tammany victories, be can hold appointive office under the Mayor. He can reward his friends with local nominations which now and then are made valuable by election. So long as he can hold these advantages of leadership victory for the party in the state at large is of secondary importance. Mr. Woodruff is on a larger stage. He sees the state as a whole. Whatever am bitions he may cherish are large ambitions, de pendent for their realization not on the manipu lation of primaries, but on the favor of public opinion. All of Mr. Woodruff's interests tend to make him an accurate student, of popular feel ing, and bis present course is significant in. that it is a confirmation by one who ought to know of tlip right judgment of those who insist that the time for party reform has come, that it is not only an opportunity but a necessity. It is much the fashion of the professed prac tical politicians to sneer at such reform. But in the end they always find that those they sneer at are the real practical politicians, while they have been the theorists. They have a theory that machinery counts for everything. From time to time storm signals give warning of danger, and if they are not heeded the ma chinery gets smashed to pieces. But these per sons never learn anything. Give them half a chance and they will go on and butt their heads against a wall again. It takes somebody with at least a little of the despised amateur spirit to know what ordinary people think and to realize that what they think is the verdict of success or failure on political effort. Mr. Woodruff Is still enough of an amateur, which perhaps amounts to being enough of a states man, to appraise at its true worth the sig nificance of the public revolt against bossism. So, at the cost of old friendship, he Joins the President and the Governor in advocating re form of the party. He has intelligence enough to see that even his own work as a party leader may be in need of reforming and to Invite in dependent Republicans of high standing to ad vise him. To Mr. Dady, quite apart from any wish to stand with Mr. Odell in his fight on President Roosevelt and Governor Higgins. this must seem the height of folly, as likely to break down that exclusive control of party machinery which Is so highly valued by politicians who have no desire to test their popularity at the polls. Hence the dissolved partnership. ANTARCTIC NOMENCLATURE. In the last "Bulletin of the American Geo graphical Society" Edwin Swift Balch. of Phila delphia, comments on thp disposition recently manifested abroad to ignore work done under the auspices of the United States in the Ant arctic regions sixty years or more ago. Lieu tenant Wilkes. who had previously shown a passion for cartography, was sent out by the Navy Department on a voyage of exploration in 1838, and was encaged in that special ser vice for about four years. During that time he made surveys of islands and continental out lines in the South Pacific, but be also pushed on to the southwestward of Australia. At a num ber of points between the 154 th and 100 th meridians of longitude, east from Greenwich, and in close proximity to the Antarctic Circle, he noted evidences of land, though floating ice pre vented a close approach to it. These observa tions were made In 1539. and were virtually duplicated by D'Urville a few months Inter. For a long time That part of the great south polar continent which they skirted was designated "Wilkes Land" on practically all charts. Lat terly, on some English maps. "Victoria Quad rant"' has been substituted for the older name. The adoption of four such titles for different sections of Antarctica was openly proposed not lons aeo by Sir Clements Markham. who has just retired from the presidency of the Royal Geographical Society, but Just how much he hail to do with the abandonment of the earlier ap pellation it is Impossible to say. Curiously enough, one of the first and most earnest protests against this injustice came from a, British source. Hugh Robert Mill Is better known for his connection with meteorological organizations and periodicals than for any ser vice to geographical science: yet repeatedly in the last two years he has discussed the matter in print. In "The Geographical Journal" for July Mr. Mill suggested that it be taken up by an international geographical congress, since "there is at present no authority to turn to when "a doubtful point of nomenclature has to be "settled." The Philadelphia champion of Wilkes, Mr. Balch. frankly censures Sir Clements Mark ham, to whom he imputes "an uncompromising hostility to American Antarctic explorers," but be does not entirely approve the plan propose- 1 by Mr. Mill. Mr. Raich fears that any commit tee to which the question might be referred would be obliged to act In a hurry and to make compromises, since there are several minor dis putes to be adjusted besides this one. He thinks It would be wiser, therefore, "to let things lix themselves." The situation is certainly an unfortunate one. Something more than national pride Is hurt by the slight put on Wilkes. Historical truth is strangely overlooked by those who are respon sible for It. Besides, some map makers merely copy the last one published by another, instead of going to original sources for their informa tion, &iA Uieiv U always a. chance that an In NEW- YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 27. 1905. accuracy will be perpetuated endlessly In this manner after it once develops. Neverthe less, we Incline to the belief that Mr. Balch is right. The agitation started by Mr. Mill shows that the alteration to which he refers has not met with universal sanction in Great Britain. If Sir Clements Markham Is really to blame for the substitution his high position and large ser vices to science Justify a little forbearance for the present; and time may serve to adjust the difficulty without friction. If he isn't to blame, then the error will be rectified all the sooner. It cannot do much harm to wait until the Eng lish sense of right has had a fair chance to as sert itself. "PERNICIOUSLY INACTIVE." President Cleveland once removed a United States marshal out in Missouri for "pernicious activity." That activity, the President averred, had manifested itself In "offensive partisan ship." President Roosevelt has just removed a United States marshal and a United States district attorney for pernicious inactivity — that inactivity manifesting itself in a singular mis appreciation of the gravity of a certain proceed ing in the Nebraska district Court. President Cleveland's order taught a timely lesson to the federal officeholder who meddles In politics. President Roosevelt's order will serve as an equally timely warning to attorneys and mar shals who fail to realize their responsibilities as representatives of the national government. The punishment meted out in Nebraska seems to have been thoroughly deserved. Two cattle raisers in that state, acting on the theory that the public land laws were never meant to in convenience anybody who saw fit to violate them, fenced in large sections of the public do main for grazing purposes. Secretary Hitch cock several years ago began to make war on all sorts of abuses committed under the land laws — fraudulent entries, timber depredations and encroachments on the public domain by il legal fencing. After a bitter and protracted struggle, in which political pressure was more than once brought to save the land grabbers and fraudulent entry makers, evidence was collected and indictments were secured. In Oregon some notable convictions were had, and it was hoped to make an example of the chief offenders in Nebraska. The two cattlemen indicted were brought to trial before the United States Dis trict Court for the District of Nebraska, and though they could make no defence, and in fact entered a plea of guilty, so perfunctory was the prosecution that they were sentenced to pay $300 apiece and to spend six hours in the custody of the United States Marshal. That functionary, it is charged, turned them over on parole to their attorney, who arranged for their "detention" for six hours at an Omaha club. The marshal was promptly dismissed for his share in carrying through this farce, and in view of the feebleness which the whole prose cution disclosed it was determined that the District Attorney was no fit man to enforce re spect for federal authority and hunt down violations of federal law. He refused to resign and had to be summarily removed. The judicial service is well rid of officers who thus contribute to turn the execution of justice into a travesty. Secretary Hitchcock has fought intelligently and persistently for years to exterminate the evil practices in pub lic land administration which Western politi cians have long winked at He had little or no support In Congress and was bounded by cor ruptionlsts who had profited by fraud or lax administration. But his steadfastness had its reward, and in Oregon he has exposed and dis armed a combination for plunder long backed by the most powerful political influences. The good work he has done must go on — and will go on. But there seem to be still some federal officials who cannot understand that violators of the land laws are criminals and should be treated as criminals. The spirit which Secre tary Hitchcock has shown needs to be infused into the whole prosecuting service, and district attorneys and marshals who regard the ar raignment of trespassers on the public domain as a hollow comedy should find some other stage ou which to indulge their perverted sense of humor. Pernicious inactivity is ■no more pardonable in a federal judicial agent than pernicious activity. A POWERLESS BOSS. Major Lentz's re-election as chairman of the Essex County (N. J. » Republican Committee has developed a peculiar situation. At the pri maries last fall the Major's opponents devoted all thoir strength and energy to the task of electing anti-Lentz delegates to the county con vention. They made a complete and finished job of that, but paid little or no attention to the election of county committeemen, and in con sequence a majority of the latter were found to be Leutz adherents. During the cauupaign the county committee was practically ignored. The nominees for Sen ator, Sheriff and Assemblymen had a committee of their own and it directed things without con sulting Major Lentz. The ticket was elected by such ;i smashing majority as to make it quite clear that public sentiment was behind Senator Colby and hl,s associates and hostile to the Ma jor. This demonstration was expected to make converts among Jl«- county committeemen. It did have a little effect, for some men who iiid been among the Major's ablest lieutenants frankly advised him to bow to the popular will and quit. Major Lentz was deaf to :>ll suggestions of that kind. He controlled n majority of the county committee and announced his intention of holding them up to the rack. The trial of strength came a few nights ago and the Major won by a substantial majority. Apart from the pride which he feels at this self-sacrificing ex hibition of loyalty on the part of his followers, it is difficult to see how Major Lentz is going to get any material advantage from his chairman ship. The whole Essex delegation in the legis [ature Senator and eleven Assemblymen — are against him und they will give no heed to his orders or suggestions. From the Sheriff he need expect no favors. Under such circumstances the chairmanship is an exceedingly empty honor. Major Lentz can not hope to have a say in Essex legislation or patronage, for he will have no standing in Tren ton. Urn voters of the county seem determined to retire him, and his tenacious refusal to realize It can only result In dragging down with him men and interests that might otherwise escape unscathed. THE RUSSIAN ELECTORAL LAW. The Russia n electoral law which was promul gated yesterday will, we are told, prove a great disappointment to many, since it does not pro vide for immediate universal suffrage. For the same reason, we must say, it will prove en couraging to the true and thoughtful friends of Russian progress and freedom. They have all along thought it would be a mistake to rush the empire too suddenly into a state which other far more advanced nations of Europe have not yet reached. TO make haste slowly and circum spectly is the surest way of reaching the de sired goal. With that view of the case even so ardent a reformer as Father Gapon has at last <on>e to agree. For confirmation of this view it is necessary to do no more than to recall the circumstances and opinions of a year ago. At that time there was scarcely a thought, save among a few ex tremists, of anything like universal suffrage. A constitutional system not nearly as liberal as that now offered by the government would have been welcomed with grateful rapture as some thing far better than had been exi»ected. If It would have been thus regarded then, why should It not be accepted as satisfactory now by those who honestly seek to promote Russian freedom and progress? We know of nothing that has occurred in the last year to make the granting of universal suffrage more fitting or more desirable; and of nothing to indicate any material growth of the Russian people in ca pacity for popular government. Moreover — and this is perhaps the most Im portant feature of the case— the decree of yes terday does not definitely deny nor postpone universal suffrage, further than to remit it to the National Assembly. It provides for the convoking of that body and leaves with It the rest That seems to us distinctly prudent The empire hitherto has been ruled by an au tocracy. Now the autocracy has been suc ceeded by what we may term a popular aris tocracy, in the beat sense of the term— a gov ernment by the Intelligent, substantial and progressive elements of the people. Democracy may follow, but at least it is wise to take this Intermediate step. The proclamation of it should rally all the best elements of the Rus sian nation to the triumphant support of Count Witte's government. Tammany's Christmas is delayed. Santa Claus McClellan is not to fill the stockings until Fri day, and then there are likely to be more blanks than prizes. According to latest accounts Abraham Hum mel has been convicted once, rearrested once and bailed twice in the last six or seven days. This makes good business for the courts and the lawyers, but it seems to have seriously side tracked the main issue in matters of criminal Justice, which Is to get the criminal into Jail. The Hon. John Sharp Williams is enjoying: the Christmas recess. He doesn't have to turn around every ten minutes to see whether the followers he is "leading" are still there. Admiral Dewey's greeting to the officers and men of the American navy, wherever they might be on duty on Christmas, may have had no precedent in the usage of this country or that of any other. Yet it was a good thing to impart such a stimulus to the spirit of devotion to the service. There would never be any progress if there were no innovations. It is said that the Metropolitan stockholders will get new 5 per cent stock for their old shares and a block of common stock as a bonus under the Metropolltan-Interborough merger agree ment. What bonus will the people get? Moscow now knows how Warsaw felt many years ago; and the world waits to hear it pro claimed that "order reigns in Moscow," though hoping it will be order of a different kind from that of the Polish capital. But one of the omi nous thing 3in the case is the danger that last ing animosities will be so aroused that Moscow. Riga, Odessa and many another city will each be practically transformed Into a new Warsaw, and a dozen new Polands will be created in various parts of the empire. Since the announcement of the coming retire ment of Senator Patrick H. McCarren Brooklyn has enjoyed the knowledge that it will not have to "stand pat" much longer. It is natural, perhaps, for the brother-in-law of James E. Martin to attribute the latter's death to the carelessness of a chauffeur. But what can be expected of a driver when his em ployer distinctly Instructs him to pass another vehicle which obstructs the view ahead, and at a speed which the employer knows to be both unlawful and dangerous? Obedience or disobe dience? "Wadsworth will win," says Governor Hig gins. The alliteration comes naturally and ia home made, not machine made. THE TALK OF THE DAY. A parallel has been found for the young curate who said, "Here endeth the first Innings." An Eng lish clergyman on Saturday was beaten in a golf tournament by a put on the last green. This seems to have preyed on his mln«i, for on the following day he gave out his text as follows: "In the eighth chapter and the thirty-sixth verse of the Gospf-1 according to St. Mark yr>u will find these words to be written: 'For what shall it profit a man if he shall gain the whole world and lose the last hole?' " Business Training.— "That man is a very witty "Well he's a chemist; he ought to be." ■'What has that to do with his wit?" •Because chemists as a class are always ready with retorts."— (Baltimore American. A market has Just been opened in Paris -whpr* the hair ot famous personages is on sale. One may examine there and buy locks from the heads of royal, military, political and literary notabili ties. As' regards the degree of estimation in which various notabilities of past times are held. Nelson Is easily first. I^ast June a wisp of about two dozen of the famous admiral's hairs -were knocked down for $625, and a smaller lock brought $350. Wel lington, on the contrary, is by no means In de mand a lock of his hair being valued at $7 50. Napoleon has been as high as $100. and as low as J3, while a lock of Lord Byron's hair come time ago brought $97 60. CAUTION [Ton hats are molt dangerous. They confer upon thlir weaws a falsa air or virtue and trustworthiness, and enable them to perpetrate all .oru oX vlllanlea. (Weekly Paper.) Beware of the perilous topper; It isn't a thing you can trust. You fancy It harmless and proper; Nay shrink from it, filled with disgust. Though highly respectable seeming, A dangerous thing is the tile; The gloss on its body is gleaming— But the heart underneath It is vile. Its owner may lack every virtue. His soul may be evil and black: He probably wishes to hurt you; Detectives may be on his track. The widow- and orphan he preys on. And always a cynical smile. Full of sinister deviltry, plays on The face of the man In the tile. O youths whore beginning existence. Pay heed to the words that I say: Keen that shiny top hat at a distant; When you see It appear, edge away. Regard ft with horror and loathing, a s an ul>-to-date weapon of. guile, j£d you'll feaffle that wolf In sheep's clothing. Th/ dangerous max, In the tile^^ To show what Alabama. Is doing. "Th« Mont gomery Advertiser" issued a Christmas edition of a hundred pages on December 17. The paper con tained 376 columns of reading matter, the greater part of which was by Alabama writers, which may cause some envy In Indiana. Among other thing, showing how Southern Journalism is progressing. •Th« Advertiser" call* attention to the fact that Its Christmas edition also contained 424 columns of advertising and 237 engravings made In Its own plant and mostly drawn by its own men. There were 26.761 copies of the edition sold. teESßeSfflß .... - - -- Dr William Dudley, Bishop of New-Caledonia, told recently some of the Joys of a missionary bishop: "I travel about my diocese with a tent, a bundle of blanket* and a Gladstone bag _ [de my own cooking:, washing and mending, though TLre not to have too many thing, to mend. 1 even know how to make yeast." HOPELESS CASE. And never find in all your days A felfow with such curious ways. You tell him how this country , bound For ruin 'cause finance ain't sound. Llk^ limplyUugns th an' la say. "O. P-hawT & ain't MS germs an' things; h£ Says ihe daily sunshine brings Its remedy for every woe l'ntll It comes your time to go. I Xt like that, my star,. I thank! How ken you argue with a crank That let you sum' aroun an law. An' *Wy *»»«*» •* Sux. A6ot// Teopte and Social Incidents. AT THE WHITE HOUSE. [From The Tribune Bureau.) Washington. Dec 26.— President Roosevelt dis carded as many of his official cares to-day as was consistent with the work on hand at the White House, and spent the greater part of the time with his family. He appeared at the office building at his usual hour In the morning, dressed in riding costume. After dictating a number of important letters and signing a few official documents, the President. In company with Mrs. Roosevelt, his eldest eon. Theodore, and one of the latter's col lege chums, went for a long ride in the suburbs, and did not return until the luncheon hour. The President made a brief visit to his office late In the afternoon to dispose of the correspondence which had accumulated during the day. In spite of the fact that Secretary Loeb had announced on Christmas Day that the President would not re ceive any callers in the holidays, except those who came on the most urgent public business, a score or more of tourists and a few Congressmen went to the White House in the hope of seeing the Ex ecutive. Speaker Cannon and Senator Warner, of Missouri, who wished to introduce a friend, were two of the disappointed ones. The President and several members of his family will make a trip to Plain Dealing, ' Mrs. Roosevelt's cottage in Virginia, to-morrow. They are likely to remain over night at the pretty little house and to enjoy some tramping excursions, with perhaps a little hunting, into the bargain, in the woods which surround the cottage. The President and his chil dren enjoyed themselves so thoroughly on their two previous visits to Plain Dealing that they are anxious to repeat the good time. Miss Alice Roosevelt will leave Washington to morrow for New- York. Her visit there will be short, «s she is expected to- be present at the re ception in the White House on New Year's Day. Kennit Roosevelt, who is seeing his first college years, was a visitor to the Columbia Theatre to night to see George Ade's play "The College Widow." He was chaperoned by his aunt. Miss Carow, sister of Mrs. Roosevelt. Other guests In the box were Lieutenant Commander and Mme. De Faramond, of the French Embassy, and Commis sioner and Mrs. James R. Garfleld. NOTES OF SOCIETY IN WASHINGTON. fFrom The Tribune Bureau.l Washington, Dec. 26.— Notice has Just been re ceived at the Brazilian Embassy that Major Peder nairas, naval and military attache of the embassy, has been promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel, the order taking effect November 29. The lieutenant cclonel has been in the military service of his coun try for thirty years. Mrs. J. West Reosevelt will come to Washington the last of this week, and will be among the guests at the White House New Year's Day. Mrs. Charles J. Allen entertained at a musical this evening for Miss Amy Fay, of New-York. The sixty couple cotillon, one of the oldest danc ing organizations of the city, gave its first cotillon this evening. William Loeb, Jr., secretary to the President. Is receiving congratulations this evening on the ar rival of the <irst child in his family, a son. NEW-YORK SOCIETY. Mrs. Henry O. Havemeyer gave a email dance last night for her daughter. Miss Adeline Have meyer, at her home in East 66th-st. About one hundred and seventy invitations had been Issued. Stowe Phelps led the cotillon, dancing with Miss Adeline Havemeyer, who was In white, with touches of lilac, while her sister. Miss Electa Havemeyer. wore a frock of pink Liberty silk. The favors were silver trifles, with scarfs and flowers. Tho guests included Miss Dorothy Whitney. Miss Kath erine Atterbury. Miss Ethel Cowdin. Miss Pauline French Miss Nathalie Howland. Miss Eleanor JAPAN TO HAVE AN AM3ASSADOB. Viscount Aoki, Formerly in Germany, to Succeed Mr. Takahira. Washington. Dec. 26.— Viscount Siuzo Aoki has been appointed Japanese Ambassador to this country. Information to this effect was con veyed to Secretary Root to-day by Mr. Hioki, the Japanese charge d'affaires here. Viscount Aoki is a member of the Privy Council and of the First Class Order of the Rising Sun. He is of the highest diplomatic rank. Viscount Aoki comes as the first Ambassador from Japan to the United States, after a dis tinguished career in the diplomatic service, from which he retired about six years ago. when he was called by the Emperor to b« one of the Privy Councillors. When a young man the new Ambassador went to Germany as a student and took courses in the large universities there. He was sent there twice as Minister. Naturally. German is the language with which he is most familiar, next to his own, but he speaks English readily. It Is expected that as soon as the formal ap proval of his selection Is received from this gov ernment, the viscount, accompanied by r.la wife. who is of Orman birth, he having met and mar ried her while serving his country in Germany, will come here without delay. It is believed here that the Japanese government will purcha*f> an embassy building more conveniently located than la the present legation. Viscount Aoki is about sixty year, old, and is considered a man of great ability. Before enter ing the Privy Council he was twice Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Mr. Takahira, whom he succeeds here, served under him as vice-min ister. PLAY WRITTEN BY A PRIEST. Production by St. Francis Xavier's Dramatic Society This Week. The Dramatic Society of St. Francis Xaviern College will produce in its theatre. No. 40 West 16th-st.. to-night and to-morrow night, a new play by the Rev. John D. McCarthy, who last year wrote and produced "Telemachus." a modern miracle play. The Rev. Mr. McCarthy's new play is a romantic comedy entitled "In the Fool's Bauble." It deals with the intrigues of Louis XI of France and the Duke of Burgundy against King Rene of Provence, The chief character, however, is Le Feignant the court Jester of King Rene, and around him the whole play is built. The plot Is rather Involved, and the- author has devised several stirring climaxes?. STATE ENGINEER HURT IN CRASH. Harry Van Alstyne Badly Bruised in Colli sion Between Cars. Albany, Dec. 26.— Henry A, Van Alstyne, State Engineer and Surveyor, was severely bruised In a head-on collision between two cars on th« Al bany and Hudson third rail electric line, a mile north of Nassau, this morning. He waa taken to the house of a friend named Van Salsbury, near Nassau, and word was sent to Albany that he was not seriously Injured. The collision was caused by failure of one of the cars to wait at a siding. J. P. Klllmer and Charles Blanchard, conductors, and William Begley and E. A. Davidson, motormen, were severely but not fatally hurt. Mr. Van Alstyne was the only paa senge'r hurt, though the others were badly Ehaken up. AN ENGAGEMENT. Miss Eva B. Berxnel, oldest daughter of Borough President-elect Joseph Bermel of the Borough of Queens, will be married on January 24 to Henry H. Althoff. of Brooklyn. The marriage will take place In St. Margaret's Church, at Middle Village, where the Bermel family lives. Mr. Althoff Is the East ern representative of the AJax Manufacturing Com pany. of Cleveland. He Is to become secretary of the 'corporation. Th« couple will make their home In Cleveland. RECEPTION FOR MRS. CRAIGIE. A reception will be given for Mrs. Cralgle ("John Oliver Hobbes") at the Lotos Club on Thursday afternoon, from 4 to 6 o'clock, for members of the club, their wives and guests. Among those who will serve on ..the reception committee are Justice and Mrs. Blschoff. "Mark Twain," Mr. and Mrs. Richard Watson Glider. Justice and Mrs. Morgan J. O'Brien. Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Untermyer. Gen eral and Mrs. Stawart L. Wooifwd and Jiiatic* Mortimer. Miss Lorraine Roosevelt. Miss Heles Sturgis, Miss Roeailnd Fish and Miss Anita Pea body. Mrs. Hermann Oelrlehs's dance laet night at her house at 6th-ave. and 67th-st. was for h« niece. Miss Blanche Oelrtchs, the younger of the daughter* of Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Oelriehs. She will not make her formal debut until next winter. The majority of the guests wer* girls not yet out and college students. Henry McVickar. Jr.. led the cotillon, dancing with Miss Oelrichs, who was dressed in white. Another dance last night was that given at the St. Regis by George Seney Hoyt for h!s niece, Misa C. Eleanor Hoyt. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward C. Hoyt. of East 67th-st. The dance was a rather late affair and there was no cotillon. Among thoi« present were Miss Isabel Tilford. Miss Julia Trow brtdge. Miss Betty CoUamore. Miss Julia Freeman. Miss Louise and Miss Dorothy Shepherd ami Miss Louise and Miss Katherine Merritt, also Cortlandt P. Dixon. Howland Auchlncloss, Preston F-\rso. Walter Webb. G. Maurice Heckscher. E. K. Hoyt. Whitney Carpenter. Malcolm Stevenson and Arthur Stout. . Mrs. Artemas H. Holmes also gave a dano for her daughter. Miss Hilda Holmes, who has not yet made her debut, and the majority of the trusts were girls not yet out and college boy*. Arterna. Holme, led the cotillon, the favors oomprls n* leg. horn hats trimmed with tulle, flower bask, tonnieres. etc. After the dance a buffet WPP« -a. served. This evening Mr.. Gustav Kissel will tfv. a dance at Sherry's for her daughter. Miss Pom-hy Kissel, one of the debutantes of the season; and Lunsbery Johnson. Earlier in the day. in the Church of St. fenatta Loyola, will occur the marriage of Miss E^a.^r Keyes daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Edward Keys. to Jcseph dv Vlvier. Mr. Arthur Paget has Just been sublet** to another operation, rendered necessary by tho re moval of Vhe silver wir- employed to reduce he fracture It had the effect of sbowteg tbai the fractured bones are knitting satisfactorily. Mrs. Henry Reese Hoyt gave a dance last right at Sherry, for her daughter. Miss Gretchen Hoyt. the small ballroom being used The cotillon, in which about two hundred took part, waa k I by Franklin A. Plummer. dancing with Miss Hoyt Reception, will be given to-day by Mr*. William B. Kendall a-d Mrs. Arthur Duane. together, at No 12 Gramfrcy Park. f»r the debut of their daughters. Miss Katherine Kendall and Ms. \ lr glnia Duane. Mrs. Sidney Lanier Smyth also has V reception this afternoon for her daughter. Mis. Helen D. Smyth. Mr and Mrs. F. O. Beach are at Aiken. N. C for the winter, as are also Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hitchcock. Jr. Mr and Mrs. S. Montgomery Roosevelt are en tertaining a house party at Roosevelt Hall Skaneateles. Mr and Mrs. Puller Potter are expected back In town this -week, on the conclusion of their wed ding trip- Mrs. Potter is the daughter of John T. Atterbury. Mr and Mrs. Alfred Gwynns Va.iderbilt. who spent Christmas at Oakland Farm, their place near Newport, went yesterday, with a large party of friends, to their lodge In the Adirondack* where they will remain over New Year's Day. MR. CHOATE FOR HEAD OF BAR. Nominating Committee of State Association Proposes ex-Ambassador for President. Albany, Dec. 26.— Joseph H. Choate. ex-Ameri can Ambassador to Great Britain, is the nominee for preßldent of the New-York State Bar Asso ciation proposed by the nominating committee, whose report was made here to-night. It will be presented at the annual meeting of the assod* tion in January, and will, without doubt, be rati fied by the association. Frederick D. Wadhams and Albert Hessberf. both of Albany, are nominated, respectively, for re-election as secretary and treasurer. Nominations for the executive committee. which consists of three members from each Ju dicial district, are as follows: First District, Lewis L. Delafleld. Charles C L. Burlingham. Edward B. Whitney; 2d D!?Tict Martin W. Littleton. Frederick E, Crnne. Frank Harvey Field; 3d District. Charles J. P. v ha nan. Danforth E. Alnsworth. William P. Rodd; 4th District. Grenville M. Ingalsbe. Jeremiah Keck. Ledyard P. Hale; sth District. Ceylon H. I*w** Charles A. Milter, Giles S. Pi>er: Bth District, Robert J. Fish. Theodore R. Tuthill. C I* A" drus; "th District, Hiram R. Wood. John Van Sickle. Charles T. Ennls: Bth District, Tracy C. Becker, Loots L. Babcock. Arthur C. A - v ENGINEERS' CLUB STONE LAID. The foundation stone of the new building of the Engineers' Club, in West 40th-«t., opposite R'v.int Park, was laid on Saturday, at 2:30 p. m.. by Mrs. Andrew Carnegie, -whose husband dedal task well and truly done. The ceremony »"8* informal, but the club wa» well represented by i« officers and committees, including President H. Fletcher and Past President John C. Kafer. The architects, Messrs. Whitfleld & King, wtre a!s» present. HIS DEVOTION SAVED HIM. From Case and Comment. The prosecution of a "strict member of the church and a man of most exemplary *»I>ortsM» for disturbing the congregation while ci B a S"L2 divine worship, by his singing, was the s - D J*^i with which the court had to wrestle in tn ■ <-;»«e o* State vs. Linkhaw. 69 N. C. 24. Th- report sB»»w that the effect of the singing "was to ike on« part of the congregation laui?h and the othci niaa. that the irreligious and frivolous enjoy »V. It as run. while the serious and devout were Indignant, *■ was shown that the disturbance, was M B**** l "^' the preacher in one Instance Jecline.l to sing w» hymn announced that the presiding eld r.aa re fused to preach in the church on account oi suj. disturbance, and that, after a sermon of espeo" solemnity, a leading member of the church had i jjn one occasion gone to the defendant ana s '?,", requested him not to sing at that tlm<\ anJ in tni» Instance he refrained. But that, although '» church members and authorities had on maor oc casions expostulated with him. he persi?tj*t ™ singing, and declared that "he would worship h» God. and that as a part of his won It H"™ duty to sing." He was found guilty. But th« f»» went to th« Supreme Court of the State, wne \f was held that, as he had no intention >r Pmyy°~g disturb the congregation, but was conscienuow taking part In the religious services, £• *!L5 guilty, notwithstanding th« fact that a. dlst * ir J°^2 resulted. Thus, again, was religious freedom •» tablished. "JEAMES" AND A DEPUTATION. Warsaw correspondence of The Pal! Man Gazette On Monday the waiters and chamb< -r:n v •" _*| J forcibly sent out of the hotel? and rest lurai •■- " on strike. The servants in private houses, n " ever, seem less Inclined to Join in. Most of "^ flatly refuse to leave their work, and tno*** "n" n do go into the streets soon return. The "v**,*^ the employ of one old count, who noes not iry his household, with much work, received WjWg tatlon (who had come to send him into tb* st ' fc with other strikers) reclining on a sol ana - Ing a cigarette. a ske4 •■What do you gentlemen want. M *, re< i languidly, when the four delegates wew > "■"" Into his presence by the sacred kltcher.r.-.;iio. .Wat« "You must come into the streets.' on« uew* answered. "But what for?" he asked. _. i»Ht "To Join the general strike for a universal ■» hour working day." was the answer. • j^. Th« servant sprang from his sofa and a»*«™ di^nantly: rrln?' * "How dare you even suggest such a" v <jc&t never heard of anything like it In my T JZS. hours. Indeed! Why. you won't find a «' ir r ,"S a. Ing footman in the whole town to support » v movement." . kf> ,| th* "Then how many hours do you work M. n do astonished "delegate*." who looked upon ■» mestlc servants as white slaves. . „# mf "Two or three at the most. I spend mucn time on this sofa, reading the newspaper 3 ay are very Interesting' Just now. T can just *!%j*M self walking about the muddy streets to ►- 1 t!urf> hour*' work a day! I'm not fool enough n gentlemen!" . . mitt**" "'Then give v* some money for th« cornmu th« deputation urged. . _„ _ v p ri«* "Never! I should be acting against all n- sUp . ciples if I gave as much as one copeck ton-* r d ' ff^* porting an organization which I* In favor or ' tic servants working eight hours a day.