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OLD LIBRARY SITE SOLD fBlCr. FOR PIJ)T. ■9.1.000,000. Buyer Get* Only Land Covered by ] Lenox Building. Th» Lenox Library site. In Fifth avenue, between 70th and 71st street*, has been sold. Tfce sale took place a few days ago, and la not denied by any of the directors of the New Tork Public Library, though they will not nay positively that the Hte has been sold. It could sot l>e learned yesterday who bought It or for irt>.at purposes, but It was said on reliable s*ra*rtty that It brought $3,000,000. There was a rumor current that J. P. Morgan or H. C. Frlck was the purchaser, but Mr. Mor gan paid last night that he waa not Interested in the- «ale The purchaser obtained only the j^nfl covered by the library Itself. There la a strip fifty frpT wide in the rear of the building ■st.ich. because of a clause In the deeding of th« ,lte for library purposes only, could not be bought. The purchaser, however, will probably have the use of the strip for any purposes ha Irishes. It Is possible, too. that the purchaser jnay make, some final arrangement with th» fceirs of Ik* Lenox estate. Nobody could be found yesterday who would talk of the sale. Th«? books and rare manu scripts In the library will be moved to the new library, at 426. street and Fifth avenue. The Lenox Library was the gift to the city of Jarre? Lenox, a retired merchant, who had' a. great ton for books. The library was ln oorporaied In 1 £"<">. Mr. Lenox was so Jealous ef his r»T« collection that he Is said at one time. to hv.r refused to allow Prescott, the historian, to consult hi* Mexican manuscript?, and barred «.h« great bookbinder MatthewH between two IHH of a vestibule to prevent him from seeing the rare bindings in dM library". With the ftroks of a pea Mr. Lenox several years later turned th« entire, private collection over to the public. He named nine trustees, including him self; pave the land and erected the present building, to which his collection was trans ferred. II la wag In IST.". There ar* about seventy thousand volumes in tie collection, which contains many rare vol umes and masterpieces of ancient and modern literature In the original editions. Borne of the master canvases of Turner. ITIwInH, Peak, Imkd Delaroche, Reynolds, Munkaczy and Etnsrt are in the art gallery of the library- AUTO RUXS DOWX CHILD. Little Boy, Going to See Shops, Hurt by Mr. Boycscn's Car. WWte bound on an outing to s=ep the pretty Christmas lift* In the shop windows. Edward Zelkin. five years aid. of Xo. 1130 Manhattan avenue. Greenpoint. was run down by an auto moMle In Jackson avenue. L,ong Island City. yp«!er«Say. In which were Algernon Boyesen. a •number of the Meadow Brook Club, and his- wife. Th» child Is In St. John's Hospital, hovering be tween life and death. With his sister Ida, seven years old. the boy received permission from his mother to visit rel atives and friends and look at the things In the Man windows. The children were on their way tip Jackson avenue, and started to cross the road between 10th and ]lth streets. A big touring E^torr.cbil* was coming up the slippery car tracks, but the children did not see it until It was rsssa on them. Ida started back to the ridexraJk. calling to her brother to follow, but the boy unfortunately ran in the same direction Bj the chauffeur had tnrned his machine. Al though the automobile had slowed down. It Flid slaas; the slippery tracks and Ftruck the. boy a terrific Mow. hurling him many yards. The unconscious child was picked up and stjesd In the machine, and taken to St. John's HoFpital. about two blocks away. Mr. and Mrs. Boyesen were- on th"ir way to their country home la Westbury. Long Island. Th*» chauffeur ▼*s sJlriwed to fro on with Mrs. Boyepen. while Kr. PJeyesjeai remained to look after the child. ~ BOY DROWNED WHILE SKATING. Staten Island Youth Breaks Through Iee — Mother Makes Vain Effort to Save Him. Bartsai ■ssjthetwsjd, tea rears aid, of Cherry Lf.'». \v*ot Hew Frighton. Btaten Inland, skated on to thin has sa Rronk*'s Pond, in tlie rear of the. Ac tnrs* Hama, ye*ler«iav noon, plunged through and *'ej» <jrowre<i. Bevsral playmates, ■w-ho*> blSch ranee from eight to ten. were with him at the time and m.i for aid. some to the Actor?" Home and others to the boy's horn f. The boy's mother rushed down to the pond with m Papa and mads frantic efforts to r»>ach the. h' I '<« trh»r« her son bmbm through, but wait un able' to "do •"■> because the Ire, would not bear h»r «»lpht. Policemen from the West New Brighton | nation recovered the boy's body with grappling Irons fit about •-, o'clock. BISHOPS RESIDENCE EROKEN INTO. Intruders Frightened Away from Home of Dr. Coleman in Wilmington. I By Msavasa ■ The Tribune.] Vl'llmirjrton, Del.. Dae, 15.— That burglars are no ■•pa. tan Oft persons was demonstrated to-day *"h»n boars entered Bishopstead, the residence of Biehop I^lghton Coleman. in this city. The burg lam entered the parlor arid dining room of tho V»i^. si the PJsplsjoapal Church In Delaware by re snovlrig window glass, They were saaMs to lenve thns*: rooms, however, because of bolted doorways 5a the haJl. The apartments were ransacked, but th» robb»-rs were finally frightened away The fiishop etated ''-nigtit that he carrier a burjjlar lCßuraijr* policy. Mid thought this should have k**t the intruders away. OFHCEHS LEARN OF CHARGES. Major Penrose and Captain Macklin Aston ished at Courts Martial. fHy TeWrsph to The Tilburi* . 1 L '.-... T., Dee. 15.— Major Charles W. Paa *Q&: Ktiose trial by court martial was ordered JVfJ tenSsy; received the first news of the order to-night •f'ftn a nf\vsj»aper man. While he would not discuss th» order, U was uiiMi that '•• was greatly s-ir- Prtsn-d. His firt-t question wnm. "Do«i that say the *«lon »;,«. taken on r»<""minendation of the 'X-rier*! ■bjbT' CajpUia Ma.kliii ■at Fart Be** ■ »- said: "1 r.-as offlcer of the day at the time the trouble °<*urre4 and was in my quarters nt niKht when Jhe trouble took clace. i fall to ssa how I could h»» liK-vent-d if£ tronljl*. I attended faithfully *? ««y milirnry dutl^n and an> re;idy t<» li»ve nay a — "on* Invegtigitcd. but I am nt a lunt to p*«w herein I «as f!f-ie!i<i Of course, tlie r<-:>ort of th*> tc-irt «anJal »)<•;»).< <--df-f-d may »«• »"'<" »' lfi ' CHn *'*?. ""^lns further until 1 know what ih* <-:u.i^s .-<-». ORDER FOR NEGROES' RE-ENLISTMENT. [By T«=i«jcTa^h tv The Tiibur.*.) Cincinnati. Vr. 15.--4 "a;lain VV- M Kirn of to l->cal recruiting office, nas rccehod an anl<*r if *X tin War Department for the ro-er.listment of Uit cifKharefi Nejrro soldier* of the ?-'« Infjiclry. "h, «, r «i,,. (Ula ,,, the . r .- a ;;,us: rr.r.ke i :eir ejaoß «v;t., ...<,vj.oe in WTiliag ?s to ' hU Hie \T-i* r *t*^« : ; > rtat« about the Brownsville to bs *- i -ctdctu <v the jweimaent's cxi>ease. , To-morrow, falr7w.lt w7na«. • ... - • '.-■.' ■ ■ : . j Tho President and his official advisers are photographed in their regular seats at tho Cabinet table just before the last CfiWnet meeting which Attorney General Moody nttondpd. To the right of the President are seated Secretaries Root and Taft, Postmaster General Cortelyou and Secretary Hitchcock. To the left of tho President are Secre tary Shaw, Attorney General Moody and Secretaries Bonaparte, Wilson and Metcalf. . . (Copyrlcht. lpo«, by Hams * Kwlngr) I From Th"! Tribune Bureau.! Washington, Dee. 15. — This Is th» latest pho tograph of President Roosevelt and his Cabinet as they gathered around the great leather cov ered table in the White. House office building this wok. It is in all probability the last pict ure that will ever be taken of the entire Cabinet as it is now constituted, for to morrow a rearrangement will be made. Oscar S. Straus will succeed Mr. Motcalf as Secre tary of Commerce and Labor, and several of the trusted ministers who have accomplished splendid work in their departments will tako up new lines of labor at the request of their chief. The Presidential succession statute of Jan nary If*. ISSC, fixes the order of precedence for the Cabinet as follows: First, the Secretary of State; second, the Secretary of the Treasury; third, th« Secretary of War; fourth, thn Attor ney General; fifth, the Postmaster General; sixth, the Secretary of th» Xavy. and. seventh, the Secretary of the Interior. In the photo graph printed to-day they pit in this order, al ternating from right to left. The Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor, who are not Included in tho Presidential succession statute, .follow. In. th« order of the establishment of their respective departments. . . . The Cabinet members' places around the table in the White House offlca are further fixed, tlio chairs being identified by silver name plates, and at the sessions every Tuesday and Friday morning, when the President takes his place at th«j head, four members sit on each side, and th« ninth, the Secretary of Commerce and Labor. Fits at the foot. In j_he photograph Secretary Metcalf has moved o^r to th» President's ex treme left, and to-morrow ha will give up his chair to Oscar B. Straus and take the place now filled by Secretary Bonaparte, who in turn will move one place nearer the President to that now occupied by Attorney General Moody, who moved up one seat In a similar manner eighteen months ago. A few weeks later CHICAGO A PARTNER. Will Probably Enter Business teith Traction Companies. [F.y T«l^l«l*' to Th« Trft«in<» 1 Chiraen. Dec. Chleaaw's etr*<»toar question is settled beyond a "reasonable" doubt. Unless un toTfß**n difficulties arise, the present operating: companies will undertake nn immediate ar.d com pl^te rehabilitation of the sendee, with the city as a partner, contemplating eventual— probably fnr dlitnnt-munioipal ownership. The agreement upon Which the franchises of the companion will be ex tended was reached nt a conference held to-day between the Council Committee on Local Transpor tation and the representatives of the Union Trac tion and City Railway companies. The streetcar men asreed to a comproml^ close to the tern,. Trered by the city. Th« yalua of the e lls t,n B rtr^tcar properties ani une, P lred Tr»nctv*»* was £Z at pSJoO^ which amount the city, whenever ?tm£rtakes municipal ownership, mo-t pay the companies in addition to what is expended for re h*r^"amount the Union Traction Company Jm receive ».«».«» and the City Railway $21 - ooo'w The two companies originally demanded "im.** for their pr-en« properties. The pru-. allowed the Vnion Traction Company is about jiU* more than the hi K he ß t .st.mate. Inelud n« the' pnb» which the city experts placed on the property. For the City Railway the allowance Is about £»Un loss than the city experts' maxi mum figures. Th.- companies will start at once a thorough re-equipment of 9 treetcar service the features of which will be new cars, new rails, a subway, through routes. universal transfer, and minor measures for the improvement of the trans portation facilities. The work of rehabilitation and operation will be supervised by a Joint board of engineers, one of whom the aldermen and traction men agreed should be Won J. Arnold, the engineer who ha* furnished expert information on streetcar questions to tho City Council during the last ten years. Subse quently the city and the companies will each an point an engineer to Rit on the commission. Beth Mr. G«iriey and Mr. Mitten said that they Wished to submit the terms to the New York and ether Interests they represent, but they freely inti mated that an acceptance would bo forthcoming. They told the committee that, as soon as the ordi nance hi put In shape to be reported to the council, they will state formally whether they will accept the. terms. "The valuations are much lower than they should be, h-jt I believe we can finance the rehabilitation m these terms, and. if no more onerous burdens •re pined on us Hi the ordinance than are £p pj.^ewi there now. 1 will recommend that it b<» an ,-eptfd." »aid General Counsel Ourley of the Union fraction Company. W OULD BAR "MERCHANT OF VENICE." Cleveland Hebrews Say Shylock Is Opposite of Typical Present Day Jew. I «j -Moprrinh to T * Trlhur.'. ] t 'leve»and, Dec. 15. The Jews* citizens of Ci^ve ■■nd have Issued a staferaenl through thi columns "''...,.. icwiil) Independent,'^ their !o. rt \ organ, fnristlni that tho High 3t*hool authorities .insist from ash Shakafpearo'i ;«M«rehant of Vwjci'i for recitation purposes. They say If Is unpleasant \ jew!s" boys and girls to hear Or»Uano' a "O. hs inou damned, Inexorable do#!" In «<tdresai n| shy. lo S*"}v nrotfet that Shylock .* t:i«» opposite of the ' «JI« J I vre«<-rrt day Jew. and ad.l that the ii. ha* I y l ~i ''. foster ami Jewlsti pr-J<i '■- mor«ftban li'il"-* iraina or story over written. They ask l >"* ISO* v The Tribune Association- • ~ NEW- YORK. SUNDAY. DECEMBER 16. 1906.-5 PARTS-SIXTY PAGES. PRICE FTVE CENTS: PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT AND HIS CABINET. Postmaster General Cortelyou, who used to sit at the foot of the table, will move across to tho first seat on the President's left, to be vacated by Secretary Shaw, passing- above Secretary Taft and becoming third in line of succession to the Presidency, following only the Viee-Presl dent and tho Secretary of State. Secretary Root's only chang* has been to move up to. his present place from th* chair of the Secretary of War. Of the entire group of men who now gather around the Cabinet table there are only three who were in. ihe Cabinet when Mr Roosevelt succeeded to the Presidency on September 14, 1901, and one of these has changed his seat after a considerable hiatus in his service. Secretary Wilson may be called the dean of the Cabinet, having occupied the, same seat since March 5. 1837, the day after President McKinley's first Inauguration. Secretary Root, who occupied the chair assigned to the Secretary of War when Mr. Royeevelt became President, resigned from the Cabinet in 1904, and did not return until July 7. lfrO&i and Secretary Hitchcock has been in his present position Just six years. When the changes which President RoosejeliJ has announced have been made. Secretary Wil son will still be found occupying the same <-h.ilr with credit to himself and to the satisfaction ff the farmers of the country. On March •">. rt*7, will round out ten years of sen-Ice in the Cab inet for Mr Wilfon. Next in length of service In the present Cab inet is Secretary Hitchcock of the Interior De partment, who, then Ambassador to Russia, was nominated by President McKlntay and confirmed by the Senate on the satn» da» December -1. IS9R. Mr. Hltchcor-k succeeded Cornelius N. Bliss, of New York, an original member of Pres ident McKinley's Cabinet. Mr. Hitchcock Is now to be succeeded in his turn by James R. Garfleld, son of the late President Jamea A. Garfleld. Rut for the fact that he desired to prosecute to a finish the most Important of the land fraud cases which he caused to he brought against influen BURGLARS' BIG BATJL Fob Shortsvillc (N. V.) Bank — Second Attempt in Month. Canandaigua. N. V.. Dec. ir>— Two bank burg laries insid» of a month is a Her record for a lit tle village like Shortsvllle, six miles east of here. This morning, about 4 o'clock, when Mrs. F. W. Hurlburt. the manager of the telephone ex change., heard and saw the men at work In the irnnk across the street, she sounded the alarm .Nearby citizens, who had armed themselves for such an emergency, threw open their windows and began a fusillade, with shotguns, rifles and revolvers, that lasted several minutes, but, so far as is known, none of the robbers were in- Jured. Ftvo men were In the panir and they did an artistic and successful piece of safe breakr ins. shattering the doors that resisted their ef forts four weeks before and causing an explo sion that wrecked the interior of the building and its furniture. The robbers cleaned up everything in the Baft*, including a large amount of notes and securi ties, $4."><> in silver and about $'JO in copper coins. About $5,000 intended for the I^hltjh Valley Railroad employes was stolen, with about $25, 000 In 'negotiable notes. Edgar Mather, the banker, Is connected with the American Bank ers' Association} which hi- at once Informed, anil the 'association has sent Pinkerton men to the scene. Sheriff Francis Flynn and his deputies have been on the scene, and all the officials are hfirrl at work on the ease. AUGUSTA. CHARLESTON, SUMMERVILLE ' AUU AND SOUTH. <t!S a m. and 9:2.'. p. m' ii ■■]!■■! service v!a| ' P»n"n & Atlantic ' "i -i Line R. It. Florida In- i formation iiuxatui. Broadway, cor. 30th Jkdvt. j tial corporations and Individuals, Secretary Hitchcock would have retired from the Cabinet more than a year ago. The, brilliant success which has rewarded his efforts in these causes has well repaid the self-sacrifice he made. His successor. Mr. Garfleld, Is peculiarly fitted to take up the work Mr. Hitchcock is about to lay down, for his record as Chief of the Bureau of Corporations promises well for the continuance of the vigorous, clean cut administration of In terior Department affairs and at the same time a short shrift for evildoers. Attorney General Moody, the first to break the circle historically pictured to-day, becomes an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of tho United States— the goal to which all lawyers look with yearning, but which only one In mill ions achieve. President Roosevelt parted with Mr. Moody*! services In the Department of Jus tice only with the greatest reluctance. Had it not been that he felt he would be withholding a prize which the Attorney General had won sev eral times over, he would have named BOOM other man. to the vacant justiceship and would have attempted to retain Mr. Moody as the legal ad viser of the administration. Mr. Bonaparte, who becomes Attorney Genera! to succeed Mr. Moody, has been Secretary of the Navy since July 1. 1905, after the resignation of Paul Morton, now president of the ' Equitable Ltt'^ Assurance Society. When Mr. Bonaparte entered the Cabinet he expressed the b?llef that his legal training would make him a better Attorney Gen eral than Secretary of the Navy. The President, however, persuaded him to take the portfolio, "on trial," and assured him that whenever there was p.. vacancy in the Department of Justice he should have it. Now. it is understood. Mr. Bonaparte leaves the Navy with many regrets. He has become deeply Interested in salt water affairs, and would prefer remaining there to re turning to his profession. The same state of mind is agitating Mr. Met calf. the present Secretary of Commerce and Labor, who has been selected to succeed Mr. GOULDS ALL WHOOPING Only ll rod of Family Escapes Cough at Georgian Courts Thorc is an epidemic of whooping cough at Georgian Court, the home of George J. Gould. ai Lakewood, N. I. Mrs. Gould has it. and nil the children, from Kingdon. the eldest, down to baby Gloria, ar<> down with it. Mr. Gould M« escaped thus fa-. One of the younger children caught th» dis ease In New York. B<Mug highly contagious, it was soon communicated to little .Miss Edith Kingdon Gould, and then to George J. Gould. Jr. Miss Marjorie causbt th»» infection and trans mitted it to her mother. LENOX LIBRARY. Th« site of which has been sold for $3,0n0,00a King-don Gould went to I^akewood from Co lumbia on Friday with a well developed case of the disease, and found that his brother Jay was down with It. Kingdon was accompanied by his chum, Carlos Esplnoza. a sophomore, and now Kspinoza. being socially inclined, has Joined the rest of the folks at Georgian Court in whooping. In addition to the simple remedies usually em ployed, the Gould family physician hits pre scribed active outdoor life for the patients. Be tween whoopf. Kingdon and Jay Gould were out Shooting at clay pigeons yesterday, It was very annoying that Just when Ktnsdon, who is a crack shot, was ready to lire, he would. have M "ken-how-chew-whoop." Then Jay would Join in and E;»plnoza would, help out. But they are all doing very well indeed, was the word at Georgian Court last night. DEWEY'S WINES FOR HOLIDAY GIFTS. SpeHal Assorted was, lit), jo ft) 16.73. II T. Dewej i P •« Co.. 133 Fulton at.,' New York. -AdTt Bonaparte at the head of the Navy Department. When Mr. Metcalf was first consulted about a Cabinet position, he expressed a preference for the Navy Department. Since then, however, he has devoted so much of his thought and time to the work of the great Department of Commerce and Labor that he feels as though it were a part of himself, and the idea of leaving 1 it brings kean regret, even though the change he is about to make is .i distinct promotion. George B. Cortelyou. who will become Secre tary of the Treasury to succeed Mr. Shaw. Is at present Postmaster General, to which post he was shifted from the Secretaryship of Commerce and Labor on March 5. 1903. He founded the De partment of Commerce and Labor, taking hold of the new office when it was created in Feb ruary. I*os. Mr. Cortelyou's record as secretary to the President under both President McKinley find President Roosevelt is a matter of familiar history, and It hi confidently believed that the enviable record he has made in all the exacting positions he has held will be equalled by his ad ministration of the Treasury* business. . Were it • possible for President Roosevelt to promote Secretaries Root and Tuft he would undoubtedly do so. .But he can!t do it. He. has showered all the honors that he has had in his possession upon their heads, and still feels their debtor. - When there was a vacancy in the Su preme Court his first thought was of Mr. Taft. and when any opportunities have arisen to bring into prominence the names and deeds of his ad ministration's leaders, he has never failed to se lect Mr. Root or Mr. Taft for the honors. Mr. Root, now at the head of the State Department, was Secretary of War in the President's first Cabinet, and made just us pood a chief of that great department as he has in the more exacting and more distinguished position at the head of the State Department. "Root is competent to fill any office In th* government." the President once said; "he would be a good Postmaster General, a good Attorney General, a fine Secre tary of the Treasury, or a first class President." SANTA ON THE WAVES. Flood of Money Orders to Europe Starts ziith -91 ,806.6 1 4. Already the prreat flood of American money that finds Its way to Europe about Christmas time has pet in. Last week three aotsjetaa ves sels carried away ?l.S">fi.fil4 27. Throni th? week the rlerhs in the money order depart ment at the posfofflce. under Superintendent Jo seph Elliott, have been kepi busy. Working even overtime, handling the greal Hood of interna tional money orders which are dispatched by the first outgoing ship. The Celtic, which sailed on Wednesday, car ried the largest maii ever dispatched from New York by a single «fam«T. She had aboard 4.031 sacks, containing 50.334 rescisteret? arti cles an.l 4.1^7 packages in the parcels post. A year ago. on Deceit l:;. the -,.[ a ,-.i carried with he» only 1,541 sacks and 14.4'Jf. registeretl packages, a gala of 2.45G sac* and 8b.1€6 registered packages for this year. On December 20 of last year the Majestic carried the largest mail, sailing with '."..'l'll sack:; board while the Cedric, tiling on December «). 1905, carried the banner registered mall of that year. 51.227 pieces, or about 30.000 leYs than the Cel tic took away on Wednesday las:. The Celtic bad In her mail on Wertncsilay money orders for $905.04S l*s. There were 58.853 orders, or nearly $15311 average for each order. Of the total sum SITTJWIS went to Greal Britain. Italy was second, getting: $143,073. Natives of Sweden. Austria and Hungary sent $SS,OOO > , $83,000 and $M>,txiO. rcspectlyeiy.*. Germany sont $86,000 to the old folk in the fatherland, and Norwegians sent $54,000 Thirteen thousand dollars went to Denmark. sli>.«»<»> to. Greet-e and $10,000 to Switzerland. French residents con tributed $9,000, Belsiana $5,000 and residents of" the Netherlands $2,0Q0. The smallest sum. si::."., went to Luxemburg. Egyptians forwarded >I_'^. and $151 went to Portugal and $486 to the Brit ish colonies. The ship following the Celtic was the Augusta Victoria, which carried $422>122, and the steamer New York, sailing yesterday, carried $529,442; On the former Italy got the lion's share, $151.T4.H, while English relatives of American residents got only $83,000. Sweden came next with $31,000. and Portugal was the smallest, with a single order for $5. Egyptians sent >'.' 7.">. On the New York. Great Britain got >1<;."..!»;;7. Italy was second with $7»l.."iS:' Austrian! iontrihute-1 again $4."i.oii(>. and Sweden's sons <::■_•• mi • Russia got $2D.ooi>, Hungan s.v. 11 ' m Germany $44.4)00, Norway J2t*..»"HK'. and the remaining countries amounts about* in' proportion t<> the diviston speclfltd on the Celtic. These vessels will arrive In Europe in ample time for the money orders la be delivered and paid before Christmas. MAN OVERBOARD— NEVER ROSE AGAIN Steerage Passenger Commits Suicide from Cunarder Lucania. The Caaatd steamer I.ucanla reported "it arrival yesterday that when two days out from Liverpool Michael Quißley. a steerage passenger. >ap»Hl ovrr board from the mnin deck and was drowned. •'">.' taln Watt stopped the saaamer, and Chief Officer ttearte and a crew put out in a 'i:.-i,. ..t end rowt'il uroiind for an hour in search of •■ ■■■ m in Tvlthoat ppeins him. , Several steerage pass^nsers said that Quis>^7. who was unusually well dressej, artel slrans*"ly through the two days he was vuh ta:m. Ue boaxdod tU« Lucunla at Que«ti«town. PAPEII WAR I\ FRANCE PLIGHT OF THE PRIESTS Hopes That Vatican Will Recede— The Montagnirii Letters. * [Sr*cl-"iJ i- French Table to " - Tribune. 1 [Copyright. I***. by ,Th» Trlbur* Aswrtttlon. ] Paris. rv-c. 15. — Th" f<»»!ir»K ntn >t ony Jn Par!* hut throughout the country" is that, ev?n at th« eleventh hour. If th** Vatican l— ld find a wav to sanction compliances with the law such;-* measure would m*'*et the wishes .md pray-Tfi of th*» gr*>at nn ="»>■"* of French Catholic*. Tfc*» - seventy-eight thousand priests, a hr?i> propor tion of whom arc patriotic, law-abWHnaj men who have be*n doing pood. honest.. hard work In. *. their parishes in town or country, are placed .1n;. ..-. an almost desperate position, becaxw*. or.rtf"; penalty of forfeiting their citizenship, they will; «oon he compelled to choose between allegiance to the French Republic and obedience to the Vu lcan. Their wofu! plight elicits genuine syr- ' pathy not only from Catholics but from tt>*> community at large, even including the most' radical supporters of th<* Separation law. M ; Clemeneeau. who. in company with M. Brland.; Minister of PubMc Worship, mi present IbM night at tho opening of the Theatre R#jan«. accorded during an entr'acte of the perform ance a h-i--»f conversation to your correspond-" enr. in which the Prime Minister said: "I har» no sympathy with those who -would . resort to violence or arbitrary measures. All th» govern-, ment is striving to accomplish la to secure fr»« *»x*rcise of worship and at the same time *•» compel all Frenchmen, no matter vrhat their religious faith, to obey and respect the para-, mount laws of France* and to recoemfza within the limit of the French frontiers the sole su premacy of national authority." Th«» war between the Vatican and the French Republ!e is hffrsr wpsM with far less anlmositj than was expected by the srovernm«nt .Pf hoped for by the reactionary airitators. "m i the exception of a few- rural districts In Brit tany and Dauphlne. there 13 no prospect of real fighting: or of bloodshed. In Parts the gTeat masses of th*» people show Indifference to ttim whole bnslness. Meanwhile, reams of *Wt» paper are daily covered with endless "proce* verbaiix."" forma! reports and protestations, Owins to the prescriptions of the venerabi* Cardinal Richard. Archbishop of Paris, all fu nerals must he of. the sixth class— that In. such as are accorded to persons of scant means, and the elaborate black and sliver trappings, plumes end hangings that usually decorato the Paris church*** at funeral cjpr**monlea are now con spicuous by their absence. Of th« seventy-tw> Roman Catholic churches in Paris only twelva have so far made the declarations required by the law of ISBI repulatins public meetings. . Interest to-day centres In the revelations df.« covered in the papers and correspondence set -\ on Wednesday by the jrovernment at the resi dence of Monslsrnor Monta^nini. secretary of th» late Nuncio. gome of these papers show that th* great majority of the French cl«rsy had already decided to submit to th« declaration require ments of the law of ISSI. and that it was solely in obedience to express orders from the v->- —> that they finally changed their minds and deter mined to :«u. the French law. Other papers in the Montasrnlnl correspondence prove - that the agent of the Vatican had addressed urgent appea!3 to the bishops of Germany. Great Brit ain. Belgium. Spain. Holland and Portugal to petition Cardinal Richard and th*» French clergy. approving and encouraging them In their resist ance to the French government Three docu ments of great historic value have been discov ered among the Montagnini papers, establishing f-ir the first tlm*» the fact that In Bismarck** Kulturkampf. in 1573. the French bishops pro posed to sign a collective letter encouraging th» Gorman bishops in their resistance to the Ger man government. As soon as the German Am bassador In Paris became aware of this he com municated the fact t'> Bismarck, and in obedlanc* to orders from th» German- Chancellor the am bassa4M forthwith called upon the French Mln« Mr of Foreign Affairs and categorically In* formed him that Germany would regard such a st«»p on the part of the French bishops as a caam baM Th* result was the French govern ment forbade the French bishops to carry out their intention. Other letters among thos« seized at the house of Monslgnor Monta^r.inl furnish evidence that direct action was taken by the Vatican during th«« French legislative elec* tions. M. CTemencenu has decided that all th« . documents selze'l at Monslgnor Montagninl's re.*. Idence bearing dates anterior to th*» ruptur« wlt!> the Vatican shall '■ ■■►> returned intact to tJi# Holy Sea C. 1 B. GBEAT'CROWB AT PAL iCE. Formal Xotirc Served on Cardinal Richard — So Violence. Paris, Dec. 15.— As Cardinal Richard, Area* bl-hop of Purls, says he is 1!1. it has been decided to allow him to leave his residence at his oivn pleasure. Never:he!-?ss. formal notice was served on the archbishop this afternoon as he was surrounded by his vicars and other clergymen. After reading tho summons th« archbishop announced that he would not yield) except to forve. whereupon the officer who served the summons retired, saying that he would report to his superiors. In the mean time a rumor that the arch bishop was being expelled from the paiaoe spread, and about five hundred Catholics, in cluding many priests, hurried to the courtyard of the palace to defend the primate. With th« intention of making a big demonstration word was dispatched in all. directions, and by ?. o'clock an Immense crowd had gathered. In it wer« several Senators and Deputies, including M. Penys Cochin and Count Bon! de Castellane. i number of members of the old French nobility, the majority of the Paris clergy and the entira body of theological students. The "defenders** of the archbishop for two hours vainly awaited an attack on the i.art •"' the police, when, see ing that there was no. intention of expelling the prolate by font", they gradually dispersed. As the "defenders" were going away XTon« signor Arr.iette. the Coadjutor Archbishop, ap peared on the steps of ihe palace ami thanked them for the spontaneous manifestation of sym pathy. After announcing tha: the Cardinal had derided Is leave the premises on .Monday, Mon signor An;'.- conferred the episcopal benedic tion. When the henedlevion had. been bestowed tlie people arose and shouted: "I-ong live '•: •. signor! Long live Plus X!" A diversion was created during the afternoon by two member* of Out Clerical press filing; a de nunciattnn against the Masonic Grand Lod^* on the ground that wor*hip was privately ex »rcised there. The prefect of police declined to accept the statement, whereupon the two Jour nalists announced that on Monday they woulJ TELEPHONE 414 WORTH r'or your ttcUcta and st^tirootn reservation via c_ kaaatl Lin* la Ail Southern iaaur r.4.-A»lvVr .4.-A»lvV