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ACADEMT OF MUSIC— B:IS— Th» Girl of the Golden TTt«t.
ALHAJtBRA— <— B—
AdTOß— n:s»i>— The Straight Road.
3BLA6OO— S:i:— The Rose of the Rancho.
BROADWAY -Vlo-The l'arlslan Model.
CASlNO— fc:ls— Princess lief tar.
«.OIX).N'IALr— 3 8 — Vaudeville.
DALV'S- The Belle of Mayfair.
EDK.V MUSEE— Th« World In Wax.
QARDE2<— The fctudent King.
GARRICK— Caught In the Rain.
HACKETT— B:3o— The ChTus Lacy.
HAMMERPTEIN I."*1 ."* VlCTOßlA— 2— Vaudeville.
HERALD SQUARE— 2— B:I6— The Road to Yesterday.
M'PPODROUE — — Neptune's Daughter and Pioneer
HVT" ON— C:lB— Hypocrite*.
IRVING PLACE — Dor Blind* Pcsaaglar.
KNICKERBOCKER— The Red Mill.
LlßEßTY— f:ir>— Girl Who Hae EveiTrthlne
LYCEUM— The Lion and the Mouse.
LYRIC— The New lork Idta.
NADIeON EKJt'AKß— *:l.*. — The Three of Vi.
MADISON S'jTWRE GARDEN— IO a. m. to II p. m. —
MAJESTIC— 2—6:I.%— Brown cf Harvard.
MANHATTAN— S:I. »—L«B» Miserable*.
KEW AMSTERDAM— Breweter'n Million*.
NETS' TORK— B:IR— The Vanderbtlt Cup. .
PRINCESS— 2:IS— Doll's Houre: 8:20— Great Divide.
6AVOY— — The Mjn of th» H«-ur.
TBLHARMONIC HALL— 3. 4:13. 8:30, Electrlo
WALLACK'S — The rich Mr. Hosgenhelmer.
TTEBBR f &— Dream City and The Magic Kr.lght.
Index to Advertisements.
Paso. Col. | Pase-Col.
Amazements 8 6-6 Foreclcror* 5a1e»....13 6
Auction Sa'.ee Flnar.- I For Pale 1* •
c£al 18 6 i Furnished Apartments
Auction Bale* » 6 to Let 8 6
Automobiles If) 1-6 Furnished Roo::>a to
Banker* * Brokers. .l 2 I 1I 1 Let 1* *
Banker* & Broker*.. 6-o' Help Wanted 14 «
Beard and Rooms. ..14 4 ; Instruction 13 >'
Business Chances... 9 B Lo»t 14 4
Carpet Clearing... 14 4 Marriage* & Deaths.. 7 6
City n-jt-'.s. 8 6 Musical 1* 2
Desks an 3 Offlee Fur- ' Ocean Steamers 9 4-0
niture 14 4 Proposals 8 3
Dividend Notices 13 1 T.iit'ro«<ls 9 F>
Berneiale Situations ! Real Estate 8 6
Wanted 14 ©-" School Amende* 18 6
I>ryß<xv!« 9 6-7 ! Special Notice* 7 C
Employment Agen- ' Steamobat* 9 P
clem 14 4 Furrcjrttte's Notices.. .l 3£>
Kxeur»!pn« 14 S Tribune Subscription*
Financial 13 4-6 Rates 7 0
Finan-ial Flections.. l 3 4 Winter Resorts 14 3
Financial Meetings.. 6 Work Wanted 14 6-6
sVetti^Otrrk Daila Crilmitft
TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 1907.
TEE XEWS TEIS MORXIXG.
CONGRESS.— Senate: Th* President Bent in
a meßsage on the Brownsville affair, in which
he stands by his action in dismissing tha Negrro
troops from the army, but revokes that part of
the order which bars the discharged men from
civil employment under the government; the
1/egislative Appropriation bill was passed. ; "
House: A bill to prohibit unnecessary whistling
by vessels in harbors was passed, and the Forti
fications Appropriation bill was considered.
FOREIGN. — The Russian provisional budget
shows a deficit of over $120,000,000, for which a
new loan must be raised; the St. Petersburg
newspapers bitterly attack the financial depart
ment of the government. • ■ ~ The meeting of
the French bishops will be held to-day; it is
considered probable that a' central fund will be
established in all dioceses for the support of the
Church. = A complete agreement has not
been reached by the German and American com
missioners in regard to tariff schedules, and
meetings will continue at Berlin, r A storm
of protest has been caused In Paris by a pro
posal to cut from the budget the subventions to
theatres; the motion was lost. Contracts
have been awarded for four new French turbine
battleships, each of over 18,000 tons, with heavy
gruns and armor and wide steaming radius. .
The German steamer Lucia Woermann waa
■vi recked near Lome; passengers and mails were
saved. . The customary New Year's recep
tion was held at Tsarskoe Seio; especial cord
iality was shown by the Emperor t<> the mem
bers of the American Embassy.
DOMESTIC— J. J. Hill, in a letter to Governor
Johnson of Minnesota, reviewed the railroad
traffic problem, and estimated that It would cost
the roais $Z. 500.000,000 in five years to provide
proper facilities. — — The grand Jury sitting at
Findlay, Ohio, brought 53U separate indictment*
against the Standard Oil Company, its subsid
iary companies, arid its officials. :■ Governor
Hughes at Albany appointed ex-Senator Fred
erick C. Stevens Superintendent of Public
Works, and William Leary State Superintendent
of the Metropolitan Election District; other ap
pointments were announced.
ClTY.— Stocks were depressed at the close.
' The quick act of a visitor in the cab of an
engine running away with a dead driver averte-1
an accident on the Harlam Division. ===== Two
navy yard employes were arrested on bribery
charges. .- Justice Leventritt vacated tha
order of Justice Hendrlck, which gave the At
torney Genera' i ustody of the ballots cast at th**
la?t Mayor;* ii. •■:-ction. ■ ■■■ - The inspectors cf
election of the New York Life heard arguments
for and against throwing out certain bailor?.
= Max K. Schmidt said the plans for im
provements at the Brooklyn Bridge would result
In further congestion. ■ The trial of several
Steamship companies, for alleged violation of th-3
Sherman law was begun. : Mrs. Guy C.
Van Alsty.ie won ber divorce suit and receive 1
the custody of her child. ■ There were
rumors of the prospective acquisition of several
banks by the F. A. Heinze interests. • On
a motion made in the suit for slander brought
by Mrs. Ella Rawls Reader aeainst J. B. Hapgin,
her rounsel told of her saving a "spy" fm:n
lynchers. = The tax list for 10<>7 wps issued,
showing an increased valuation of $40.1.4)00,000;
non-resid'-ntß wore on the roll for the first time;
the Russell Sage estate was assessed at (50.000.~-
O<io The Merchants' Association called on
the State Commissioner of Health to protect the
city's Jce from sewage pollution.
THE WEATHER.— lndications for to-day:
Partly cloudy. The temperature yesterday:
Highest, 41 degrr-es; lowest, 87.
GOLD PRODUCTION AND BUSINESS.
One factor in the expansion of business and
the stimulation of prices which has been more
or less overlooked Is the rapid increase in tho
world's gold production. In 1900, according to
the estimate of the Director of the Mint, the
United States alone added almost $100,000,000
to the world's stock of gold, and the output last
year of all countries probably amounted to
nearly $400,000,000. These figures tell their own
f-tory — story of an enormous replenishment
of our 6upply of primary money. Twenty or
twenty-five years ngo economists were express
ing alarm at the ehortenlng of money stocks, and
agitation for a retirn to the double standard
derived Borne plausibility from the fact that the
output of tbe world's gold fields was actually
declining. Gold production shrank from $134.
000.000 in 3SGO to $97,000,000 la 1575, and after
r. slight recovery fell in ISS3 as low as 593.000,
000. Between ISS3 and 1891—the height of the
bimetallic crusade — it slowly climbed again to
$130,000,000. But In recent years the world has
passed the $300,000,000 point in production, and
the. $400,000,000 mark has BOW been closely ap
proached. Since 1900 nearly $2,000,000,000 has
been added to the volume of money of ultimate
redemption an increase which would have
seemed Incredible twenty years ago.
It pleases tb-j silver agitators of IS9G to say
that nature, by exposing new sources of gold
supply and enlarging our monetary stocks, only
accomplished fortuitously what they meant to
accomplleh by legislation rehabilitating ellver
us a money metal. Hindsight is easier than
foresight, and Mr. Bryan and his associates,
conveniently forgetting their prophecies and
their famous argument that wheat and silver
were linked together by some mysterious tie, bo
that one could never rise or fall in value without
enhancing or depressing tho value of the other,
cow plume themselves on having planned to do
In one way what Providence decreed should bo
done in anot»r. The point Is that" their way
wan the wrong way end the dangerous way.
They wanted to do by fiat and by violences what
could better be left to the plow operations of
natural law. They would have arbitrarily de
fpuged values and robbed the creditor to help
he debtor. They would have discriminated be
tween classes, wulle nature, knowing no class
interests or prejudices, Las acted as a blind god
dees of justice, leaving no one with ground for
complaint that prices have risen ana the pur
"Lacing power of money has been forced (Sown.
liecausc the process has been gradual., automatic
and. Impersonal. ''*jv
There are tb>«so who are seriously disturbed
at tfet steady &ugiacut&UaiL>^ our gold m^lf
and the steady climb In values which has nccotn
panled it. These observers hold that prosperity
has encouraged overspeeulation and the expan
sion of credit beyond the danger line. They
would like to &co the upward movement In
values checked and would welcome a curtailing
of risks and debt. There is not a little" to be
said on that side, but so long as we dig rela
tively larger and larger supplies of gold out of
the earth and Increase our holdings of bars and
coin the present processes of readjustment must
continue. Values of other things than gold will
probably go on rising, and we shall find the in
dustrial and business world pretty 6teadlly in
that state of activity, confidence and cheerful
ness which are the earmarks of what we call
SAY IX O OX TEE BARGE CAXALS.
The report of Colonel Thomas W. Bymons,
of the engineer corps of tLe army, consulting
engineer In the improvement of tho New York
State canals, shows the skill and economy
with which the public funds are being admin
istered in that work. The estimated total cost
of the canal Improvement, $101,000,000, waa
based on engineers' estimates made in 10OI),
but, so far as contracts have actually been let,
thera has been a saving of between IS anl
10 per cent on the estimates. Colonel Symons's
report 6hows the contracts thnt have been let
upon about lifty-flve of the. 440 miles of the
work, which includes the Krle, the Oswep:o and
the Champlaln canals. On the sections let and
described In Colonel Symons's report the esti
mated cost preceding the appropriation was
$17,533,410. The engineers reduced these esti
mates just before the contract letting to $16,
493.398. and the actual contracts signed make
the cost $14,779,309. The ordinal estimate on
these fifty-five miles under contract exceeds
the contract price by ?2/rr>tf,lol and the final
estimate exceeds It by $1*714,059. Of the eigh
teen sections under contract In only two haa
the contract price exceeded the original esti
The advisory canal board has drawn up con
tracts for bidders on about 209 miles of tho
total 440 miles. Tho board has a prudent plan
to keep the cosi of building the canal within
the original estimates. Its engineers make a
careful estimate of the cost of each item of
work within the contract. No bid is accepted
in which the price of any item exceeds the
price of that item in the engineers' estimates
by more than 20 per cent, and no bid Is ac
cepted In which the total price exceeds the
total estimated cost by more than 10 per cent.
A fruitful cause of extravagance in the past
allowances to contractors for excavating more
difficult material than the contract called for—
has been eliminated. There is no fear of exfra
claims for removing unexpected rock or "hard
pan." A unit price Is fixed for all the material
to be excavated within each contract section.
The contractor knows the result of the borings,
and he takes his chances whether he will en
counter easier or more difficult matter to ex
cavate thnu he looked for.
The system devised promises to Insure eco
nomic construction of tha barge canals, and
the contracts thus far let plainly Indicate that
the total cost will be well within the total esti
mate, an unusual experience in great public
enterprises. The work thus far accomplished.
In starting and organizing the canal improve
ment reflects distinct credit on the Republican
stnto administration. '
TEE PROGRESS OF THE MOTOR CAR.
The present automobile exhibition does not
mark an epoch in the history of that interest
ing "modem improvement" It does not ma
terially differ from former shows, except in
being larger and finer. Bnt in spite of-perhaps
because of— tJbat very fact it will suggest to
many observers some reflection upon the prog
ress* v.-hlch has been made hi the motor car
industry and upon the very important place
which "those vehicles, for both business and
pleasure* hare come to fill In the economy of
dally life. Our British brethren have Just been
celebrating with a great exhibition the tenth
anniversary of motoring hi that country. But
Great Britain was conservative in that as well
as in other things. France and America both
took up the horseless vehicle with earnestness
and with enthusiasm at a <lat« considerably
more than ten years ago. In the summer of
1594 there was a great road race in France,
with more than one hundred entries, and In the
fall of 1W) there was a vigorously contested
road race or trial In this country. In fact, there
was a road trial In England in ISOS, too, though
the real beginning of automobiilng is considered
to have occurred a year later.
It should not be forgotten, however, that the
automobile is far older than these citations in
dicate. It long antedates the railroad. It was
suggested by Sir Isaac Newton in IG*>, nnd
In 1770 one was built and practically used with
much success by Colonel Cugnot, of the French
army. Ougnot's ai'tomoblle, still In existence,
in a museum, bears about the same relation to
one of to-day as Franklin's old printing press,
preserved in Boston, bears to the mighty engines
on which the modern newspaper is printed.
In the first half of the last century the motor
car, for pleasure, for travel and for the. eon
reyanoe of merchandise, became a reality anl
a considerable factor in the work of transporta
tion in England, dozen* of tho machines being
in regular and profitable use, including motor
omnibus lines running on regular schedules on
fixed routes. But what was for a time a prom
ising and indeed a flourishing industry was
wholly ruined, partly by the preference for rail
roads on fixed tracks and partly by the organ
ised opposition and enmity of mn!cers of and
dealers in carriages nnd the breeders and sell
ers of horses, who feared their occupations
would be destroyed by the success of the motor
This latter fact suggests a curious contrast
between the. former and these later automo
biling days. Eighty years ago the motor car
was feared and opposed by the horse and car
riage interests, although its promoters insisted
that it would not injure them. In our day the
early promoters of the motor car boasted thnt
the horse and horse carriages would soon be
driven out of use altogether, and the Imme
diate future was anticipated as the "horse
le-ps age," yot scarcely anybody interested In
h<->rsfH? or horse carriages showed or, we fancy,
felt any fear. Nor, as we can now 6ee, was
there auy ground for fear. The motor vehicle
has taken the place of the horse and hor?o ve
hicle to a large extent, and yet the latter aro
being used more than bef' re, and probably not
even the most enthusia^c motorist imagines
that we. shall ever pee anything like a "horse
less age." Interesting and valuable as the
motor vehicle is, and preferable as It Is for
many purposes to the horse and horse vehicle,
tbo horse still remJM the most interesting and
valuable of animals, and for many purposes is
und Is likely to reuiaiu indispensable.
There is a strong reminder, too, of the vanity
of tho coutra-predlctlons of n few years ago,
that the uutomobilv' would In time either bo
prohibited as n nuisance or would run its course
nnd be abandoned like other fads. There can
now be no doubt that, ns judicious observers
saw at the outset, the automobile has "come to
May." It Is not yet perfected, and the condi
tions of Its .use on tLc coujnu-n roads are not
yet adequately prescribed. But that a device?
of 6© great efficiency for either the giving of
pleasure or the doing of work will bi volun
tarily discarded, or that no way cun be found
for satisfactorily harmonizing its use with other
occupation of the public roads, is unthinkable,
while, with due regard for tho inventive in
genuity of the twentieth century and stroni?
confidence la Uio coDtlnue4. i progTess ol U* arts,
NEW- YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. TUESDAY. JANUARY 15, 1907.
we are not prepared to expect In our time the
appearance of any new device capab]^ of sup
ADVAXCES IX ELECTRIO LIGHTIXQ.
It has long boon known that for the degree
of illumination which it affords the incandes
cent lamp consumes more current than any
other device for lighting with electricity. Many
attempts hare been made to remedy the fault
without abandoning the principle of Incandes
cence. In some of these ventures an entirely
different substance has been employed in the
filament. With magnesia and the rare metals,
tantalum, osmium and tungsten, a fair degree
of success has been attained, though In one
case tho original simplicity of the mechanism
has been sacrlllced,' and in the others the ma
terial of which the thread 19 composed is more
costly than tho one for which it is substituted.
Experiments have also been made with tha
object of petting more light, if possible, out of
carbon itself. By depositing a cout of graphite
on tho filament a trifling gain in this respect
has already been effected and other incidental
advantages have been secured. The resiilts
thus attained, however, are apparently not
comparable with those which Professor ller
schel O. Parker, of Columbia University, and
Mr. Walter G. Clark say they have secured.
By coating a filament with something which
thoy call "heliou"'— a compound the nature
of which has not been fully divulged— these
electricians report thnt they are able to ob
tain as much light as the old incandescent
lamp gives with only about one-fourth as much
current, and that the durability of the filament,
on which the term of it 3 usefulness depends, is
If the expectations which have been excited
In the Columbia laboratory are borne out In
coniDjurclal practice, a notable advance in elec
tric lighting will be witnessed. Whether the
color of the "heliou" light, which Is said to be
a pure white, will be as well liked as tho
orange tint of the present lamp remains to bo
seen. As yet It Is Impossible to tell much about
the cost of the new device. Though it has been
intimated that the materials of which "helion"
Is composed are abundant and Inexpensive, the
processes of manufacturing it and applying it
to the filament must be considered. There are
other questions to be determined also by tho
test of use on an important scale, but, on the
whole, the public seems to be justified In await
ing further Information with a good deal of
THE MISERY OF CHINA.
The interest fait in this country In the Sulton
Sea and the efforts at redemption of the sub
merged land inny, perhaps, serve M a stand
ard with which to measure the Interest which
should be felt In tho floods In China and the
relief of tho distress which they have caused.
Big as It Is, the Salton Sea is a mere puddle
by the side of the tens of thousands of squnro
miles of submerged territory along the Grand
Canal, and, while the unnillnoss of the Colo
rado Itlver has caused much loss to mnny peo
ple and is a sufficiently serious matter to
warrant .'in urgent Presidential message and
action by CongreN, tho Chinese floods h&T6
brought famine upon millions and imminent
menace of death to tens of thousands, a Pt.ito
of affairs warranting tho humane IntoxventJou
of the world.
There Is, indeed, a Fpeclflc reason why tho
whole commercial world, and tho United States
no less than any other nation, should lnterveno
with euccor for tha gtricken millions of China.
That is, that the world has po Ion? regarded
and treated China as a Held f<>r profitable ex
ploitation, nnd lms, in fact, derived enormous
gains therefrom. The very name of Cathay lias
for generations been mggaiUf of rlrlres, which
every venturer thither might secure. If only
a fractional percentago of the fortunes which
have been taken out of China wero now given
for charity, the flood •Jtid famine sufferers
would be saved and all tboir Josses might bo
recouped. There Is a certain mornl obligation
resting upon tha world to cara In its need for
the country which it has so often domineered
in its prosperity.
The work of Cldneso relief In this country
is in the hands of tho American Red Cross, a
fact which irive.s tho strongest assurance thnt
it will be dono with economy, discretion and
integrity. Free transportation is to be glren
to supplies from San Francisco to Shanghai by
the Pacific Mall Steamship' Company, und other
arrangements ara such tMt rontrlbutors to th©
relief fund have the satisfaction of knowing
that every cent they glvo will go to feed the
starring. Out of the overflowing prosperity in
which America exults a stream of rellejf should
OLD AGE PBNBiONB.
Tho lfeCamber Service Pension bill, co called,
which passed tho Senate on Friday, might be
uioro accurately described aH an age pension bill
for veterans. Twenty yean ago such a meas
ure would have been vigorously opposed, but to
day It receives unanimous support In the up
per ho\ise of Congress, and no sharp hostil
ity is likely to bo manifested in any part
of the country. The explanation is simple.
We have, reached a point of time when all the
survivors of the Mexican War and nearly all
the survivors of the Civil War have passed the
limit of disputable disability. We have already
established by executive order and legislation
a system of age pensions, and tho McCumber
bill extends that system only a little further.
Under President Roosevelt's executive order of
March 15, 1004, tho pension examiners were di
rected "to consider as an evidential fact, If the
"contrary does not appear, that when a claim
"nnt has passed the age of sixty-two years he
"is disabled one-half In ability to perform man
"ual labor nnd is entitled to be rated nt ?fl per
•'month." It was further provided that after
Blxty-five the rate should be $8 a month, after
sixty -eight 510 a month and after seventy $12
a month — full rate for disability proved by
medical examination. The Pension Appropria
tion act of April 24, 1006. directed that the re
table presumption established by the Presi
dent's order t>e accepted as final and absolute.
Mr. McCumber's measure goes further In
admitting complete disability to perform man
ual labor at Blxty-two and abolishing all grnd
inps between sixty-two and seventy. A veteran
pensioned on an re* claim under the present law
would receive a little less than $8 a month for
the eight year period between sixty-two and
seventy. Under the proposed net he would re
ceive the flat $12 rate. After seventy and up
to seventy-five he would receive $1"> Instead of
$12, and after sevenry-flve $20 instead of $12.
It Is impossible to guess how much this change
of rates would cost the government. One esti
mate Is $15,000,000 a year. But 'this seems ex
cessive, for it Is difficult to say how many of
the possible beneficiaries under the new law
would take advantage of Its provisions. When
President Roosevelt's order was Issued in 1904
somo heated imaginations figured Its certain cost
at $10,000,000 to $20,000,000. An a matter of
fact the order en used no perceptible Increase In
pension expenditures. The veterans now on
the roll who will be enabled to draw increased
compensation under it cannot survive on the
average more than ii few years, and it may be
argued thnt the government can well afford this
small additional recompense to its defenders in
their advancing years. It must be remembered,
too, that the cost of living hag materially in
creased nnd that $12 goeg little further to-day
than $8 did ten years ago.
If any additional evidence lias really been
wanted to prove that th© Negro soldiers were
tka /alders a; Browijuville ft Is furnished la til* i
President's message and Secretary Taffs report.
The bullets found could have been fired from no
other weapons than the United States army
Springfield rifles. The empty 6he119 picked up
in tho town could not have been dlscharg-ed by
another weapon. No one but the XegTo soldiers
had these weapons. A number of citizens swore
to seeing men leave the fort, enter the town and
do the shooting. There is ample testimony that
the raiders were in uniform and that their
voices Vi-re tho voices of Negroes. We cannot
ccc how the evidence could possibly be any more
Now that the tax books are open, the annual
proof that the personal tax Is a farce will begin
The nnme of John J. Mylod in the list of Con
troller Glynn's appointments recalls old times.
Ho was Hlll"s tool in producing the false
Dutchesa County return in Senate stealing, an
act which put the Democratic party out of
power in the state. It is a singular circumstance
that the first act of one of the first Democratic
state officers to be elected since the famous
etat» stealing is to place Mylod in office. He
forms an insignificant but effective link between
the Democracy of to-day and the Democracy of
the day of Illil and Maynanl.
The Hon. Champ Clark says he is not a can
didate for the leadership of tho House minority.
But it is understood that ho will not call for
police protection if his fellow Democrats de
ciilo to thrust that title to greatness on him.
With Scranton piaerue-scourged, Pittsburg
suffering 1 a typhoid epidemic and various Other
places paying the same penalty for water pol
lution, it really does not seem to be a good time
to push schemes for pouring more undiluted
sewnso into the Hudson at both ends.
The news received by the Interstate Com
merce Commission through Senator llans
brough in regard to the lark of fuel and food
in North Dakota does not Lear out Mr. Hill's
recent optimistic assurances. Where tho lives of
thousand" of people aro involved, it Is a pity
that there should bo such a rllprr^panoy.
THE TALK OF THE DAY.
Belgian hares Imported Into the Argentine B.e
•mblio have multiplied at an astonishing rate.
Somo fifty of these hares were Introduced Into the
country, and they have now spread to such an ex
tent Re to be found at a distance of tOO miles from
the spot where they were first turned out, and have
Increased co prodigiously that ten hunters have
been known to kill 1,000 In a day. Their ravages
•n all sorts of crops are formidable, and come pro
prietors have gone to the expense of fencing In ex
tensive ranches with wire netting In order to ex
clude them. Somo attempt has been made to turn
their flesh Into a source of profit by sending them
to Europe and other markets In a frozen Btata.
Stella— Do you advocate changes in spelling?
Bella— Only Miss to Mrs.— Tit Bits.
A register of sanitary hairdressing establishments,
with a penalty for failure to comply with the regula
tlora, Is a plan of the health officers of Budapest.
Among tho recommendations of the medical adviser
are that regular customers should provide their
own toilet requisites; that all shelves and fittings
fhould be made of glass; that the uso of puffs
should be discarded for a better method of apply
ing powder; that a barber or hairdresser should
refuse to attend a customer apparently suffering
from disease of skin or hair, and that all razors
and culiLs should before using be kept five minutes
In a 5 per cent solution of sodium carbonate.
Clerk— You can't get a room here for that man;
Man (supporting a weary friend)— all right.
"What of that?
Clerk— Is n. temperance hotel.
Man— Well, he's too drunk to Unow the difference.
—Army and Navy .Life.
The greatest deer hunt on record In Canada was
that In the wilds of Ontario In the open season in
November. From th» latest returns received by.
the Grand Trunk railway system, the lines of
which tap the best territory in the province for
fish and Kama, it appears that the huntora had the
fullest measure of success. In tho fifteen days of
the open season of 1306 the Canadian Express Com-
I any alone transported 8.100 carcasses of deer, hav
ing an aggregate weight of 318. £15 pounds, alt of
these being shipped from pots * pa the northern
and Ottawa divisions of the Grand Trunk. When
It Is considered thnt about five, thousand hunters
wore operating, In the several districts of tha prov
ince In the open season, and that tn* game laws of
Ontario allow the killing of only two deer by each
hunter, it can be conservatively estimated that no
fewer than ten thousand deer wer« killed In the
province between November 1 and 15.
Cltlman— What's the matter with all you Swamp
hum fellows? You don't seem to Ilk* my friend
Hubbubs— No, bo's eelflsh.
Cltlman— Oh. come now.
Hubbubs — That's what ho is. A barn r.oar htm
caught fire the other night, and he put It out with
out waiting for the rest of us members of the
6wnmphur«t Hoso to reach the scene.— Philadelphia,
East St. I/nuls now ha« the biggest steam whistle
in the world. It Is a remarkable triple machine,
with three voices— a three-chime whistler, whose
capacity for the annihilation of peace Is extraordi
nary. This whistle blows a tcti-milo blast at halt
steam, and with favorable wind has a disturbing
power of twenty miles. It costs $1 every time It Is
blown. But this great whistle Is not all noise. It
Is an Idea In economy, a whistle trust, a noise com
bine. Almost all the little noises, yelps, toots and
whines of smaller mechanical throats In East St.
Louis are now dumb. The plain whistle trust whis
tles for them. The Independent whistles have to
whistle oft time to be heard. Within the range of
this whistle are said to be one hundred thousand
people who tell time by it.
"I don't give money to tramps. "What do you do
for a living?"
"Please, mum. I work for the Society of Psychical
"Indeed l And what work do you do for the so
"I holp In the Investigation of material spirits." —
NEW WAY OF TELEPHONING.
From The Philadelphia Record.
The new way of using the telephone, supposed
to have been hit upon by ono of tho many health
cranks who are concerned with keeping clear of
germs, which Is to press the- receiver against the
chest, Instead of holding It close to the mouth
and talking In the usual way, the voice, it Is
claimed, being carried perfectly. Is now quite pop
ular in Philadelphia. Tho less clothing there is
between the chest and the receiver tho better, but
if the pressure be llrm the usual amount of wear
ing apparel. It Is declared, does not interfere. The
sclentino explanation of this phenomenon is that
tho sounds of the voice, which are made In the
chest, aro carried by the bones as they would be
by a Bounding board.
TWO NEW SENATORS.
From The Hartford Courant.
Michigan's new Senator-elect has served a dozen
years in the House. No shadow of danger which
he can avert will ever come nigh the Michigan
beet sugar mills; wo fear ho will need a lot of con
verting to free trad* with the- Philippines. But he
has been a hard working Congressman, according
to his llKhts. and ho does not owe his promotion
to money, nor yet to the political machine in hla
state; that was for another man, a millionaire.
William Aiden Smith had a boyhood of poverty
twenty-saven years ngo ho was a page In tho
Michigan House. Kansas' 3 new Sonator-elect.
Charles Curtis, had a boyhood of poverty, too. Ho
sold newspapers In tho Topeka street*, and rode
as Jockey In the ra"s», and drove a cab while he
was studying law. Ho Is serving his fourth term
in the House, and Is said to be that body's only
full-blood Indian. Tho Kaw tribe gave Charles
Curtis to Kalians, we are told.
There are much more undesirable and risky ways.
of getting United States Senators than the old
fashioned way of promoting diligent members of
tho House of Representatives.
THE PRIZED ALFALFA.
Prom The Boston Globe.
Only the other day the dfath waa reported of
Harrison Park titan, the man who flm bi
alfalfa from South America nnd planted it In the
United States. Europe had cultivated thin plant
for nu>ro Ifutn two thousand years, but It was
brought into the United States for the first time
In a matorlnl way alfnlfa hns lx*en the salvation
of the farmers of Western Kansas and Nebraska
and of Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and. Indeed,
of all that vast section of country which once v. ts
described as "the Great American Desert." Alfalfa
produces heavy crops twice and three, tiin^s a
year, and in tho form of hay alone, it enjoys ;i vary
hlKh value. It Is cultivated on hoII which will pro
duce nothing else, nnd It demands only ordinary at
teatioa jtron the XariuaA
About People and Social Incident*.
AT THE WHITE HOUSE.
[From The Tr'.bune Hureau.l
Washington. Jan. 14.— The President sent to the
Senate to-day an additional message on tho
Brownsville "Incident." containing the result of
recent Investigations made into the acts for which
the Xegro soldiers of the 2^th Infantry were dis
Six Uta bravos, headed by Appah, the ranking
chief, hail a "powwow" In th<-> President's office
to-day. Indian Commissioner Francis E. Leupp,
Colonel Alexander Rodffers, of fa© 6th Cavalry,
and Captain Carter Johnson, <>f the 10th Cavalry,
escorted the Indians to the Whits House to give
them an opportunity to Hy tlulr grievances before
the "Great White Father."
Representative Llttauer. of K«W York, discussed
ship subsidies with the President, and expressed
the opin'on thnt the House would pass a measure
favoring South American mail carrying lines.
Other callers at the White House included Senators
Hale, Hansbrough and Piles, Representatives Bede,
French, Otjen, Cocks. Hogg 1 , Brooks aod Allen,
Secretary Taft and J. B. Hishop, secretary of the
Panama Canal Commission.
THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS.
[Fren> The Tribune Bureau.]
Washington, Jan. 14.— The Russian Ambassador
and Bareness Rosen celebrated the Russian New
Tear at the embassy last night by hav»ig the
members of the embassy staff to dine with them.
The arrival of Count and Countess Alexander
Hatzfeldt at tho Japanese Embassy to-morrow
will prevent Viscountess Aokl from receiving/ but
In company with her daughter, CountessrHatzfeldt,
she will be at home the remaining Tuesdays In this
IN WASHINGTON SOCIETY.
[From. The Tribune Uureau.]
Washington. Jan. 14.— Many early and small din
ner parties were given to-night In order tha*. guests
might attend the entertainment given for th«» ben
efit of the House of Mercy. Mrs. James Pinchot.
Mrs. "William Eao, Mrs. Nicholas Anderson, Mrs.
Oaff. Mrs. Clover, Mrs. Satterlee. Mrs. Addlson,
Mrs. Barney, Mrs. Randolph Clark. Miss Foraker,
Miss Kean, Mrs. "William K. Cur, Mrs. Oliver.
Mrs. Shont.?, Mrs. Lincoln. Mrs. Newberry, Mrs.
Reyburn. Mrs. Richard Townsend, Mrs. "William a.
Slater and Mrs.- John R. McLean were patronesses,
and tha spectators presented almost as brilliant a
scene as th« entertainment Itself. On» of the chief
features of the evening was a tableau. In which
Miss Jennings, the Misses Shonts, Miss Jean Crosby,
Miss Dodge. Miss Plater, Miss Marian Crosby, Miss
Caryl Crawford. Miss Laura Mills. Miss Lc ■ nr.d
Mlsa Claba appeared. "The Muses" afforded
an opportunity for nine of the prettiest debutantes
to pose, and St. Margaret's Quartet gave L!za Leh
ir.;<:m"3 "In a Persian cfrden."
Captain and Mrs. Richardson Clover were among
tho dinner hosts of the: evening, entertakilng the
Becretary of the Navy and Mrs. Metcalf, Senator
Kean, Miss IT nan. Senator and Mrs. Bulkeley, Rep
resentative and Bin Weeks, Mrs. Postlethwaite,
Henry Crocker, Captain and Mrs. Southerland, Ad
miral and Mrs. Goodrich and Genera] and Mrs.
» Miss Jean Reid, who has been the test of Rep
resentative and Mrs. Nicholas Longworth since
Friday, returned to New York to-day.
Miss Lucy Margaret Roosevelt, who came over
to be the guest of the President and Mrs. Rooso
velt at tho diplomatic dinner, and on Saturday
night was the guest of honor at a dinner and dance
given by her grandmother and uncle, Mrs. Kean
and Senator Kean. rouirned to New York this
"Tha Benedicts" organization of last season,
which gave several of the prettiest dances of tha
winter, has been displaced by "The Benedictines."
a new organization, which will give a dance the
night of January 2L Mrs. George "W. Vanderbilt,
Mrs. "William Corcoran Kustls, Mrs. Ward Thoron
and Mrs. Purdy are ■sera] of ths committee of
NEW YORK SOCIETY.
Mrs. Elbrldgo T. Gerry Bar* a dance last night
at her house. No. 2 East 61st i ■•■ft. Her guests,
who numbered about two hundred, were composed
mostly of tho younger marr)3d .■■■■: and debutantes
FRANCE'S AID TO ART.
Storm of Protest Over 'Attempt to
Cut Off Appropriations.
Paris, Jan. — An unsuccessful effort has
Just been made to strike from the budget of tho
government subventions which help to maintain
the four great national theatres, tho Op£rn, tho
Opera Comlque. tho ComfJ' e Francalsa and Oka
Oc!6on. Probably no country In th* world Is so
genoroua In tha encor.rapement of tho line
arts as Franca, 13,495,0 M) being anuually ex
pended- for till purpose. The cost of the
maintenance cf toe four national theatres ap
proaches 51.500.000 annually. Tho personnel of
tho Optra Includes 1,370 artists, musicians,
dancers, chorister?, etc.; tho Come\lia Franchise,
510: the Optra Comique, 602, and the Od£on,
COO. Th<» receipt however, serve to cover the
larger part of tho expense of elaborate pro
ductions, and the deficit which the government
was obliged to meet last year was only about
The attempt to striko out the appropriation
was based on the ground that these theatres
served no public utility, but the mere sts t urges
tlon of crippling the national drama and the
opera, which form such a groat pn.ri*of Parisian
life, raised a storm of protest. Tho doors of the
national theatres are open to artists and au
thors, and genius and merit are always assured
of th© opportunity which they seek. The prize
winners in the conservatory. in virtue of that
fact, receive engagements according to the class
in which they ere competing; either In opera or
Gustare Rivet, chairman of the senate com
mittee which reported against tho proposal,
made a warm defence of encouragement of art,
recalling the words of Voltaire, that "every
people which has not cultivated the arts has
been destined to remain unknown." He called
attention to the fact that the Greeks, numer
ically the smallest people of antiquity, had left
the greatest Impress upon civilization among
their poets, philosophers and artists. "Art. which
so many people consider superfluous," added he,
"Is a necessity of nature, and Is of supreme util
ity by its Incomparable Influence."
KING VICTOR RECEIVES MR. STEAD.
Rome, Jan. H.— King Victor Emmanuel to-day
received AY. T. Stead in private audience and ex
pressed himself as heartily in accord with the peacs
MR. LEISHMAN GUEST OF SULTAN.
Constantinople. Jan. 14.— American Ambas
sador, Mr. Irishman, accompanied by the members
(if his family and Mr. Jay, secretary of the Ameri
can Embassy here, wero entertained at the palace
this evening, and were received In private au
dience by the Sultan.
OFFERS LIBRARY TO SEA CLIFF.
Sea Cliff. Long Island. Jan. M (Special).— lf this
village will pledge MM a year to maintain It. An
drew Carnegie will give, a new library, to cost
$6,000. It will be necessary to call a special meet
ing of the village to vote on the question, and there
seems to be little doubt that the library will be ac
cepted. ■■. •
PREFARING FOR SHAH'S FUNERAL.
Teheran, Jun. 14.— Preparations ara being made
for the funeral of the Shah. Although the day for
the ceremony has not been announced, the services
for the dead which have been held In the principal
mosque since the death of Muzaffer-ed-Din have
The members of the diplomatic corps made the
firsi onlclal viait to th» new Slmh yesterday and
presented tne congratulations: of their respective
governments on his accession.
MRS. GUILD HAS RELAPSE, BUT RALLIES.
Boston. Jan. 14.— Governor Guild did not go to
the Btate House to-day, owing to the condition of
hts wife, who waa operated on recently for a; pSB>
dtcltls, and who suffered a relapse yester lay. Mrs.
(Juild was reported to be In an Improved condition
to-day, however, and i: was announced that her
pulse and temperature wen* nearly normal.
of th« season. Mr?. Gerry, tn a dress of raaaT*
satin, received the guests, assisted by her daugh
ters. Miss Gerry and Misa Mabel G*r.-r. M!m
Gerry's fto^n waa or crepe de chine, while Mlsa
Mabel Gerry was attired in a princess dress of red
oattn. A seated supper was served about midnight,
and later the cotillon was danced, led by Worth
lnerton Whltehouse. The favors Included fans, sat'la
sashes, fancy colored parasols, orders nnd boutoo
nleres. A second supper followed the cotillon.
Mme. Fremstad, M. Campanarl and M. Gillbert
were the attractions at Albert Morris Bagby'B
musical morning given at the Waldorf-Astoria yes
terday. Among those present were Mrs. Richard
Irvin. Mrs. George G. Haven. Mrs. Reginald Ron
alds. Miss Clementine Furniss, Miss Cornelia V. R.
Robb. Mrs. John E. Alexandre, Mrs. C. Oliver Iseiln.
Mrs. James Roosevelt. Mrs. Lewis Cass Ledyard.
Mrs Whitelaw Reid. Mrs. William Jay Schleffelia.
Mrs Herman Le Roy Emmet, Mrs. Charles B. Alex
ander. Mrs. John E. Parsons, Mr?. William Douglas
Sloane, Mrs. Robert ML Thompson. Mrs. WMSBfI
Lanraan Bull. Mrs. John C Wilmerdln* and Mr*.
Reginald de Kuven.
Mrs. Henry F. Dimock will give a dinner to-n!g>.%
at her house. In East COth street, for President Hadi
ley of Yale and Mrs. Hadley.
Mr-- James B. M. Grosvenor will give a dinne*
aai theatre party, followed by a danc*\ to-night
for Miss Mildred Glhert Townsend. daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. James B. Town3eml. Mr?. Townsenfl
will chaperon tha affair, as Mrs. dr.svenor is la
In aid of the SunnysiJe Day Nursery, Mine. Al!»
Nazimova will give a performance of 'Th» Doll's
House" this afternoon at the Princess Theatre.
Tickets may be had of Mrs. Charles I* Tiffany.
No. 128 East 36th street. Among the patronesses
are Mrs. Dallas Bache Pratt. Mrs. Charles H.
Tweed, Mrs. Cleveland H. Dodge. Mrs. Whitelaw
Reid, Mrs. William A. Taylor. Mrs. H°nry B. Hol
llns. Mrs. Gustav E. Kissel and many others. Next
FViday afternoon the same play will be given at
the Princess Theatre, In aid of the class for crip
pled children of the. Children's A:d Society School.
Mrs. Joseph Marl* will entertain at dinner this
evening In honor of Miss Ethel Folsrer White.
whose engagement to Cornelius 'Wagstaf! Ramaea
was recently announced.
Mrs. Char!°s B. Alexander tvj:i s!ve a dinner OS)
•Tuesday next at her house, in West sSth street
Th<» Hon. Maude Pauneefote. daughter o* tbs
late Iyjrd Pauncefot*. has Just arrived from Eng
land, and is visiting Miss Kate Pries at her housa,
In Fifth avenue. She will later go on t-> Washing
ton, wh=»re she will be the guest of Mrs. Richard
Mr. and Mrs. Peter D. Martin have taken tit
house of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Carroll. In »Jsl Ru*
Boissiere. Paris, for th* remainder of the winter. ■
Receptions were riven' yesterday by Mrs. Edwia
H. TVeatherbee and Mrs. William W. McAlptn.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Sergeant Cram ar» occupying
their new home, Xo. 3 East 33th street.
Announcement has been made of th» engagement
of Miss Harriett Hayes Hoyt, • da-isrhter of Mrs.
James Otis Hoyt. to J. Frank Phillips, son of th«
late Mr. and Mrs. Francis Phillips, of Brooklyn.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward 1.. Burlicgame have an
nounced the engagement of their daughter, Miss
Constance Burllngame. to Tracy Hoppin. sen of
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Street Hoppin. of Provi
Among those present at Ha Metropolitan Opera
House last night were Mrs. W. K. Vanderbilt. ar.
Captain and Mr?. Philip M. Lydig. Mr. aad Mrs.
Robert Goelet. Mr. and Mrs. E. Francis Hyde,
Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt, Mr. and Mrs. WiMam
Douglas Sloane. Mr. and Mrs. George F. Baker.
Mr. and Mrs. W. Goadby Loew. M!="s Parsons. Mrs.
Ogden Mills. Miss Mills, Mr. er.l Mr.«. Harry Payne
Whitney. General and Mrs Lloyd S. Bryce. Mrs.
Trevor. August Belmont, R. T. Wilson, sr., aad
Major G. Creighton Webb.
DR. SHEARER DROPPED.
Ixyses Clerkship of Presbytery While
111 in Hospital.
1 io Rev. Dr. P. E. Shearer, while ill with
rh» ir.-.atism In the Presbyterian Hosplta!, was
retired yesterday afternoon by the Presbytery
of New York from the position of stated clerk.
The Rev. Dr. Georga Alexander, pastor of tha
University Place Presbyterian Church, was
elected to succeed him.
Dr. Shearer has been stated clerk of the pre»»
bytery f.ir flva years. lid was elected threa
years ago, after tilling out two years of an un
expired term, caused by the death of the Rev.
Dr. George W. F. Birch.
ted by sotna leaders
in the presbytery for several months. They b«
lleved. It is said, without castir.j any reflections)
on Dr. Shearer, that the clerkship shouW be sub
ject to rotation.
From an authoritative source It was learned
last night that tha vote was approximately SO
to S."» in Dr. Alexander's favor. The name uf
Dr. Sheerer was put In nomination by tha Rev.
Dr. J. F*?rd Sutton, of New Jersey, after Dr.
Alexander had been nominated by the Rev. Dr.
Howard Duflield. pastor of the First Church,
Some acrimony occurred during the nominating
Dr. Sutton's contention was supported by the
Rev. Dr. W. %. Buchanan, pastor of the Fourth
Avenue Presbyterian Church, who acted 83 a
seconder for Dr. Shearer, and who. it is re
ported, said he would "challenge" any member
who held that Dr. Shearer had not made a "goal
During: the time of Dr. Shearer's tenure of th«
stated clerkrhlj) tho presbytery has been rent
with several neifcnu turmoils, not the least ot
which was the dl.'Tlculty over the withdrawal ot
tho "Westminster Presbyterian Church. In West
23d street. The connection of Vr. Shearer ia
his official cap iclty with it was ofren comment
ed upon, but his stand, according to some mem
bers of the body, was ultimately vindicated,
Some time ago, in connection with charges mad*
by the Rev. Dr. Carter and by th« Rev. Jofaa
Howard Hobbs, Dr. Shearers name men
tioned, but he was vindicated by the local pres
The presbytery yesterday passed a resolution
regretting Dr. Shearer's serious illness.
Th? presbytery learned yesterday that a M|
money raising campaign is planned, with tha
object of collecting* $300,000. and that some New
York Presbyterian, whoso name is carefully kept
secret, has already made a his conditional gift
PILGRIMS DINNER TO MR. BRYCE.
London, Jan. U.->Tair.«s Bryce, tha cew'.y ap
pointed British Ambassador to the United 3ts.t«e»
is to be a gruest of the Pilgrims of London at s>
dinner at tha Savoy Hotel on February i, at ■whidi
Field Marshal Lord Roberts Is to preside. Tnia
probably ■will be Mr. Bryco's laat public appearance
In Knsland befora his departure for Washlnfftoa.
W. C. REICK LEAVES "THE HERALD."
William C. Reick, for some year* president ot
the New York Herald Company, has withdraws
boss "The New York Herald" and has acquired •
substantial interest in the New Ycrk Tlraea Com*
pany, and will hereafter be associated with Adoipi
S. Oehs. the publisher and controlling owner, la
the management of 'The New York Times." Mr.
Krtck has also become associated with Adolpb
oehs and OSSSSJI W. Oehs in the ownersnip •€
"The, Philadelphia Public Ledger."
PORTO RICAN HOUSE IN SESSION.
Sin Juan. P. R.. Jan. 14.— The House af Dels
gates convened to-day in annual session. Fran
cisco P. Acuna was elected Speaker. Governor
Wlnthrop will read hU message to tiie house to