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VOTING \MKKU A BK JOYING THE SNOW— COASTING IN IKXTK \T. PARK.
TACKLES THE SNOW BIG BILL AT WORK. Street Cleaning Commissioner j Plans ■ Quick Removal. Whenever anybody says "Merry Christ mas" to "Bis Bill" Inwards after this he'll think of yesterday and the day be fore and th*rt prin. Hif "Merry Christmas"' pot ■well art<Hj ; !s.t* Christmas Day afternoon. r*n through without a break until 1 o'clock yesterday j morning, and th^n. a^ter a five-hour stiwlea j of sleep on his part, it was -. BSN at 6 i o'clock yesterday morning and kept jrotng; ■ f.U 5 o dock yesterday Lcrtioon Tn hi* capacity of »"ommisbioner sCfltsssl ■. deaslßS he kept a regular department Tore* of S.TOii men and 3,o>"> fmerjrcncy la- Vwir^rs g'oirg' from S o'clock in th* morn inf until Z in the afternoon yesterday, and t!:en tt&r:#d another emergency force, of about S.OUS night •workers to cl^ajiinsr up the sinew in downtown New York. ~lf it does not turn DM cold and harden the enow." he 6aid iste yesterday, "well V.aye it pretty well cleaned up in thre«r days." rvom the afternoon of Christmas Pay ■until 1 o'clock sassevsay morning Cernmis *i"ner Edwards, with Inspector A. F\ Oun ther. In charge of the si .v removal of rice. maraged to prt in eonaeetion with wv^raJ hundred i avatmif eontrs »nd with fervent appeal to them and to err. ploymcnt. agencies. land«d an extra force of 3,700 men on the j"b of .«now re moval v s-oon as it wm practicable to nan it. I tied extra nsefca res -inamissloner- •- prehnanary work, and • • .en.t_ Large team owners complained yester day tiat the holiday, followed by Sunday, TT.ade it extra difficult for them 10 get their men on tae Job, and this morning ComrndaEioner Edwards says lie will be • ble to operate between five and cix theu sand trucks. Forty ploughs were bu in Manhattan "*r!y [erday. and to these there were added fourteen more for the use of the '.:ght shift. The extra fourteen were available by reason of a centre rush by Deputy Commissioner Ja:r.o> J. Hogan. v.-ho produced them last night after a playful session Trith the ars of a lighter somewhere around the foot of East TOth street. t Hogan »i»ii sayine; a- thins about there, but at the tnow removal efl of the department it was said that those fourteen ploughs had been previously or -lered from another city and. acording to the advices received from the railroad company, they were held in the lighter at the foot of Emm SOtii street. Tte forty ploughs used yesterday were rf & new model, which was as much of an emergency affair as the whole work of Coir.rr.iaslcner Edwards'e department yes terday. Road sweeping and grading raa rhines were improved by the substitution of a Eteel scraper for the ordinary broom or ••mouldboard," and as the steel scraper ■» ££ set at a slant iai could be adjusted • ither in er out, it served the purpose of a plough and shoved the enow tc one side or the other, where it could be piled op by ♦he laborers. EXTRA PAY FOR SUNDAY WORK. The emerzenev laborers used • -day, together with the regular men of the de jartment who ere called out, will get tv.enty-five cents an hour for the Sunday '•eric and to-day the pßfcU department rnfer: wi!! get their regular pay. Ertra •racks fcrourht their o-srners thirty eenti i. cubic yard for all enow removed. ""We want all the men we - .- cct."_said CbtmnlFStoaer Edward? yesterday, ■ and soy one that applies a: : can handle a fhove' will be hired on the spot." The eorrsmiESionf-r and ' ■• puty "Jim" Ho ran put i:i the enure day yesterday in their automobile*, keeping in touch with the ■aork, and urgir.g every laborer to ilck v-ork. Tlie emergency ploughs, made-over s-.veep ers. £.wi graders as they were, made possi ble another innovation when it was eeen that the streets that were scraped could oe sanded at the tame time. Broadway, rrcm Columbus Circle touth. Fifth avenue, Park Row to the Brooklyn Bridge and al! ferry and lirehouse strtets vert- treated that way yesieniaj , and the night work in the Oo.vnt'j 1 * n district alto nas sanded after scraping. Pnb'ic lettins cf enow removal contracts ha* been Leld us till December 3L but Com- SssM' • Edwards figured yesterday that •«-ith the three-day emergency contracts *: lowed by the. --hart er h* can ,?et f rom -o 1409 trucks and close to 10//*> laborers on Hit; jo:> to-day, ar.d so naif a practical i 'ear. -up ot the Etorm inside the three-day Vrr.iu if the weather man will call it oft UJ !'- stands now. JUDGE LURTON RESIGNS. I : -irr.ati. Vrr. 26.— Judge Horace H. Lur •r. La: tendered to President Taft his for mal r«-!-igi;;ition as judfe oi th>: TJniied Rtatet Circuit Court. Thie step |j prelimi nary t. asfcuming hit place a* associate isUce of tb« Pjpretne Court of th»=- United Slates, iTi ' suecestion to the Sat*" Ju«tiee BifHi W. Pecknam. NEW YEAR'S AT AilanticCity SPECIAL TRAIN Pennsylvania R.R. rnday. December 31 L..v, N* w Yort •• . • • 12". P.M. Arr:r» Aflan'lc City . . . ••33 !>M. Eroilet BuCet Parlor Cars. Coach** R^tnmtr* Train »!Il Imm Atlan- Ue Olty «.fW f. 21. hunday. January 2. Consult. Tisi.«t AC"-"- - j ■ ■ -i ■ ■< ■..>.-. n T-] STORM GRIPS HARBOR. Shipping Circles Fear Long Congestion in Consequence. The pulse of the waterfront and harbor was subnormal *hen the storm hit It on Saturday. To be correct, pulsation had about ceased. A few stalled teams and an occasional steward running across West street from steamship to barroom for a pint of liquid Christmas eer was the only spasmodic throb to show that life had not departed entirely It was dlfffr. yesterday. The com merce of New York cannot stand one holi day hard upon the hrels of another, and the waterfront took on a semblance of feeble activity. Ships will come and go re gardless of time and man. so the small fleet that was held back by the great snow whorl of Christmas steamed in silently yes terdar and made the s!eepine waterfront shake a l^g here, blink an eye there and let the silent observer fr. ■■ the tall towrr in Broadway &cc that It was not d-ad but sleeping. With the first streaks of dawn something ir.ov*:d slowly over the white spread cover ing Battery Park. It was Jimmy, the "Bat tery Dolphin." stealing from the Barge Office on a Sabbath missioa of chartty to the sparrows of the park. About a week ago a big pn..:kage of Battle Creek's "predi gested," destined for the stomachs of Ellis Island aliens, broke at the Barge Office and the "Dolphin" gathered it In. "This looks good for the rainy day," said the "Dolphin," at the time. •'Maybe it'll come in handy for the park chippies i^hen there ain't nuthin' around to eat. Some time when the snow covers Tip the real food, cii?" ■^ c".. the "n*.rk chippies*' were t* . and the -"Dolphin" wat I ■omethtes '.-.appenei! orernlt L-olphin" had not counted on. A great _ the blizzard In on the northeaster and f haven In Battery Park. Hundreds of them rested silently on the ■BOW hummocks at dawn waiting for the wind to change, and the "Dolphin" unwit tingly roused them. For a. moment he pinched himself to see If he was not Little Nemo, and, finding that he was al' there, mentally and physically, he spread the Bat tle Creek product on the snow ar.d awaited the coming of the "chippies." No bird would eat while he stood close by, so he vandered over to the lunoh wagon at th<» Barge Office, and then, according to his report later in the day, tame pigeons, wild grills and impudent sparrows feasted in sßesee on the food from Michigan. Th« "Dolphin," much pleased with himself, drained a high one to t: ■ health of the bird family. This is the tir time in many year? wben a blizzard has driven the gulls co far ln land as the Hatterj-, and re'dom hav< the wind and snow Lc^n so violent that steam ships could net be moved from one pier to another. Tugs that BS contracts for shifting steamers had to abandon the attempt and work that should have been attended to yesterday will cause more or less conges tion i:: shipping circles for some weeks. The Austrian steamship " utha Washing ton, which was ready to leave Robin's orydock. la Erie Basin, for Bush's docks, in South Brooklyn, could not venture into the wind. Oi c or Frederick B. Dalzell's tuss v.ent to Cartcret, H 3 . BO Saturday ni^ht to get I].- five-masted schooner Paul Palmer ujid tow her beyond Sandy Hook, but the stiff gait rampant yesterday forestalled the rov.ing job. The. oil tank steamship Hud son should have been shifted from 26th street. Brooklyn, to Huntf-r's Point yester day, but thtf tugs declined v. uike her out in the wind. A ' ■ ' I ' - ■ " Tliroughoiit the harbor the b!izzar<J caused more or less damage. A piledrivr <vas fcunk at Ellis Island, and a enull steam hoist Tit to the bottom ■•■ the. North River at 72d street. A piledriver went adrift ofr City Island ar.d two tugs were cent out to look for it. The Incoming fleet arriving ytsterday from th 4 east and the south was small. The steamship Russia, from Libau, had a hard time setting into her dock at South Breoi A half dozen tugs had ail the y could do to warp the big liner alongside the pier The wind and tide swung her in an adverse direction, and h«-r big tn&nlla hawsers snapped several times. The cap tain said he never came off the Hook in such rough weather. The seas, he said, vere a.-« high a-s li< ' had encountered in mid-Atlantic. \V!)ii the revenue cutter Hudson v.'ent down the bay early yesterday moraine to put th*. (Kiardinif oflli and customs Inspec tors on board the n**w White Star liber ijturentlc, from Liverpool, ehc on<-ountcr>'d exceptionally heavy «ea». The cutter pitched so heavily in a forty-mile ga!e that it waj! found impossible to put any one on Lcurd. The Hudson bad sens • thc'Lau NEW-YORE DAILY Trr3sCl>E. MONDAY. DECEMBER 1~. 1903. rentic on Saturday r.iplit. and had to pick h*>r way slowly through the blizzard back to the Ity Abandoning the Laurentlc yesterday, she came alongside the Fr^n^h liner La Tou raine. from .Havre, and made fast, but the seas were BO hleh it was impossible for a man to mb the ladder safely, and La Touraine also had to be abandoned. The euttef then et^am^d for the White Star pier. where the Inspectors and the deputy col lector went aboard. The I.aurentic, which under ordinary weather conditions couM make the trip between Quarantine and her pi r within an hour, took two hours and a half to com« up yesterday. She left Quar antine at 6 :05 a. m. and came up off Pier 4S at S :30 a. rr.. Only a handful of customs inspectors vrerr on hand, the othrrs assigned to that steamer bein? delayed In ttinff from their homes to the Barge Office The im migration Inspectors also were latf\ and it was after 9 :30 a. m. when the examination of a'kns and baggag-e began. Th>- storm was unusually heavy or. Long Island Sound, but the Sound steamers went through it safely. .The City of Lowell, which was duo at her pier Jn the North River on Saturday night, did not swing rourvi the Battery yesterday before 9:30 a. m. The Priscilla, also due here in tjhe *ariy morning, did not get to her pier untii 1:30 p. m. The Fall River Line receii ed a message from Fall River Faying that the Plymouth, which left New York on Bator day, arrived there safely lr. the morning. An exceptionally high iidc washed up over the Battery Trail in • .<■ morning, and 11ft* the revenue cutlers almost on ■ level ■with the piers. The fringe r>f steamships and sailing \essels around Manhattan and along the Brooklyn shore wpre lifted high above their pten by the unusual flood, and made oven the old boatmen remark that th» waterfront seemed "kind of ated." STORM-TOSSED MAN SUCCUMBS Battlfi of Aged New Rochelle Resident with Blizzard Fatal. Th« blizzard ■w h'- - raged orer Om abac towns In Westehester Comty for •■■its cauprd one death, tied up trolley roads and delayed trains on the Harlem, New.- Haven and New York Cen tral railroads August W. Kohi, a retired wealthy resi dent of New Rochelle, dropped dead upon reaching his home after tramping through the Dlinding storm from the railroad sta tion to his house at No. 87 Huguenot street. New Rochelle, on Chrtsmaa night. H< had spent Christmas with his daughter in New York, and arrived at New Rochelle on the II p. m. train. The blizzard was ragins then, and Mr. Kohl, who was Beventy eight years old, could get neither a trolley car nor a hack to take him home, and de rided to face the storm. He had to plough throush snowdrifts which were above his knees. Moreover, the gale buffeted him about, and when he reached his home he was completely exhausted. He was tak ing off his overcoat when he suddenly gasped for breath and fell to the floor, dead. Tbi cars on the Tarrytown, White Plains and Mount Vcrnon lines were bound for hours, as great drifts had piled upon the -a«ka in cuts ai. . several now ploughs had to work all day. The Federal Espress, the Owl and Boston Express trains on the New Haven road were from four to live hours late, a- the storm was more severe on the Connecticut division than on the New York branch.' DRIFTS HEM IN MRS. BROKAW. Plaintiff in Separation Suit May Be Unable to Reach Court. Hempstead, Long I:. 't!tii. Dec. There is a possibility that Mrs. W. Gould Brokaw will be unable to attend court to-morrow when her suit against her husband for *,ep- Hration and $&>/>•» a • ear alimony is con tinued. "The Oasis." the country place of Mrs. Emily Ladenburg, and which J. A. Kiair. the father of Mrs. Brokaw, has leased, is situated in the centre of the plains, and about two miles from West bury. Snow has drifted on all sides of the property to a depth of from seven to ten feet. fJnless cuts of some kind are made through the highways, it will be impossible. for Mrs. Brokaw to cet through, except on horseback, as no wa| could be hauled through the snow. From indications h^r^ •■ 7 o'clock to night there ia little likelihood of any court b^inc held at all to-morrow, as Justice Put nam, who lives in Br< okiyn will not be able to get to Mineola, unless the road niun.ijrt.-s to clear the cuts. FIRE FROM CIGARETTE FATAL. 1- rom burns received through a <:lg:irett' lipLting tire to the bedclothes as she lay :isUep in a room in the Irvington Hotel, Irving Place and 14 tb street, yesterday. Bella Morris, twenty-three years old, died latpr in BelleriM Hospital. When the flames awuke her the ■ amed, and Thomas Pitman, of No. SM West 41st street, broke into th«* room and inanazetl to extinguish the fiames. MAY NAME MRINNY : i Brooklyn Man Urged for ■ Tenement House Commissioner \ Alexander M.-Kinny. a Brooklyn lawyer, j who at one time was an Assistant Cor- | poration Counsel, is being strongly urged : upon Judge Gaynor for appointment as Tenement House Conmusslpi to succeed Kdmond J. Butler. Judge Gaynor hai in- j dicated that he will appotnl ■ lawyer to i this position, on account of the great nuni- j ber of complaints received by him that i the law is not being construed aceordhii to \ its spirit, but fnllOW^.l SO closely to the j letter as to be a great hardship to many ■ Interests. Among thos* who are baching • Mr. ifeKmny for appointment is Edward M. She par d. It was learned last nicht that Judge Gay- j nor had not entirely decided to appoint t Dr. Joseph O'Connell to m ceed Dr. Dar- I linston as Health Commissioner, although i the latter's chances for that place were still excel ent But prominent men are • backing Dr. Traverse H. Maxtield for the • position, Dr. Maxneld has served in the , department tor several years. At one time ; he was assistant sanitary superintendent in j charge of the office in Brooklyn. It was j bis removal from there to Manhattax that j -.i sed much criticism on the part of I Brooklyn doctors of the administration of j the Health Department by Commisa Darlington. Tammany Hall is so insistent upon the i reappointment of Fire Commissioner Hayes , that it is understood that Mayor-elect Gay- j nor will let him hold over m January, j along with Commissioner Edwards of the h Department of Street Cleaning and Police '■ Commissioner Baker, In order that be may*i have a chance to study their work at | closer range. William B. Ellison may be the neu Cor- ; poration Counsel, although Judge Guynor j would like to have appointed him as head i of the Water Department. Mr. Ellison did j not care to go back to that office, which ■ he held under the first Iministratton of j Mayor McClellan. Judcce Gaynor wai not j able to persuade .1 Edward Swanstrom to j accept an appointment as Corporation j Counsel. Judge Gaynor la having more trouble ir> i finding just the man he wants at the head ! of the Water Department than in : .ilini; ! any other office at his disposal. TAMMANY'S MAKE-UP.] General and Executive Com- j mittces to Reorganize. j There wM be a meeting of the Tammanr r Hall general and executive committees for j organization for the coming year on | Wednesday night. It Is expected that the j present officers will b.- re-elected. J. Ser- | geant Cram, who was referred to as "Tan- ■ kee Doodle" in a letter published recently j as having been sent to Charles F. Murphy j by James E. Gaffney, is president, ol the | general committee, P. F. Donohue hi treas- j urer «md Thomas F. Smith secretary, j Thomas F. McAvoy is chairman of the ex ecutive committee. A successor to "Little Tim" Sullivan as j representative of the 3d Asseml ! District : in the executive committee will be elected | Ex-Senator John C. Fitzgerald will prob ably be the man named. "Johnny" White, who for years was a confidant of "Little | Tim. Is also a candidate for the place. I I ■:- "Big Tim" is said to favor Fitzgerald. j The retirement of several dis-tr leaders had been scheduled for this meeting in ease Tammany won at the recent election, : but Charles F. Murphy ha asked them to reconsider their determination to lay I active politici aside, as he need.- them to keep th<> organization intact 'a the -four j lean years to come. Amonsr those who had expected to retire 1 were Bherifll Thomas F. Foley, leader of j the 2d District, and "Battery Dan" Finn. ! of the Ist. The atter is rapidly failing in ; , health. an<l Sheriff Foley is now in a sana- j , torium. ■ MATHEWSON TO GET OFFICE. j Controller-Elect Prendergast Will Ap- j point Him Second Deputy. Douglas Mathewson, of the 35th.Assem- j bly District, in The Bror.x. has been se- | lected a^ second Deputy Controller, to sue- j ceed X. Taylor Phillips. Controller-elect • Prendergast has not made the formal an- j nouncement, but it was learned last night that the appointmen was as good aa ' made. It la understood that certain linan- j cial interests vrieU to have Mr. Phillips re- j tcJned. Mr. Mathewsoa who was the choice of ! the Republicans of The Bronx as the fu- j £lon candidate for Borough President there in the lani campaign atul wa.-: an unsue- ' cessful candidate for justice of th« City j Court two years ago, has lou^- been active I ! in Republican affairs. He is a member of 1 the New York County Republican Com j mi' t< Mr. Prendergai started yesterday for ' Lakewood, and ia not expected to return ! ': until Friday. H - ■■"•' " . polntnv n1 will j I probably be announced before that *ime, i however, as it is understood the list is j complr-t<\ Mr. Prendergasi has almost en ■ tirely rocow-ered from his recent illness, | but he wanted to get a complete rest b<s iore starting on his official duties. The bond of $200,000. which the Con troller b is to furnish, was prepared before j : Mr. Prendergasi left the city. It is j writt< by the People's Surety Company. m i TO REVISE CONCORDAT OF 1851. Spanish Government Says Move Is j Free from Anti-Clericalism. : Madrid. Dec. Z(> — Recently it was an- ( | r.ounced that the nrnmnnl intended to ! j reopen negotiations with the Vatican for ! • the reform of the Concordat of 1301. and j ! that th»> modifications nought principally i , nftecteil tho clauses relatteg to liberty of j | conscience and education and ml tat of | ' religious orders Sefi'ir Cabullero. the Minister of For eign Affairs, now announce* thai the gov- j ernmeni wll umWtake th« revision of ! the Bocorda to brmg It in harmony with. ; , ti,* Spanish constitution. The question I | will bf treated in .1 liberal spirit, he says, j Xr«« from auu-cJtrlcalum. KAHLER R. & L <Ri«rbt nnd IWt, STOCKING Ordinary shaped stockinsrs oft*n tim<»s ar? Injurious to th* feet. Th» R. & L. (Rijchr and L"ft Stockinsr) made to conform to each foot are much more comfortable and -will outwear two pairs of Om narrow r...-> Men's an<l women's 40c. per pair and np- TMSX-- ***n<l f"r 60 pasre Linen > Bound. Stiff Covered Book OB th»» . "Dress and Car of the Feet, by ; Dr. P. Katiler. ; DR. P. XAHIER & SONS '"..:. Maker* of the "Kahlrr" Comfort >ho*». 1160 BROADWAY, near 27th S». WHISKEY ISDEFINED ontinur.l from llni« [»«•. ihinirs. that Canadian Club whiskey and j whiskey made from a mixture of , "straight" whiskey and "neutral spir- , Its" may be called a blend. The definition of "blends" is not made | broad enough to include neutral spir- j its made from molasses and reduced \ to potable strength. This' article, the j President says, cannot be labelled as j whiskey; it Is rum. TAKES WILKY TO TASK. The President takes Dr. ffUej and ; other chemists to task for a '•funda- j mental • rro-" as to what the Mine ; "whiskey has included during the last i on« hundred years, and he also ex- J prcaeos the opinion that Mr. Bowera ; makes "too nice a distinction" in his de- j ductions. "IC." he says, speaking of tIM ; <->;ii,ai«)n of Mr. Bowers, '"high wines j at from 140 degrees to IrJO degrees wissn ,; reduced to potable strength and con talning a very 6mall quantity el fuse! , oil and flavored by burnt sugar are whiskey, as he has found, then the mere improvement in the process by continu- ! ons distillation so as to give a product ' of from lt» degrees to ISB degrees proof i and still further to reduce its fusel oil. la not to ehango its whole nature or j to make what was genuine 'whiskey* j •imitation whiskey* because of a slightly i rfdui"«»d trace of one ingredient. The ! distinction *|j< too impracticable, in my ; judgment, for the execution of the law." j Continuing, the President says: Those who make whiskey of "recti- . fied." "redistilled" or "•neutral** spirits cannot complain if, in order to prevent further frauds, they are required to use j a brand which shall show exactly the t kind of whiskey they are selling. For | that reason it seems to me fair to re- > quire th^m to brand their product as r "whiskey made from rectified spirits" or ■ "whiskey made from redistilled spirits" or "whiskey made from neutral spirits," as the case may be. and If aer^d in the wood. a.« sometimes is th« case with this j class of whiskeys, they may add this j fact. ' " ; The public wi'l be made to know ex- | actly the kind of whiskey they buy and j • irink. If they desire straight wbJa ! they can secure it by purchasing what Is branded "straight whiskey." If they are willing to drink whiskey made of neutral spirits, then they can buy it un der a brand showing it. and if they are . content with a blend of flavors made hv j the mixture of straight whiskey and whiskey made of neutral spirits, -.he , brand of the blend upon the package •vill enable them to buy and drink that which they desire. This was the intent of the act. It injures no man's lawful | business, because it only insists upon the j statement of the truth in the label. If those who manufacture whiskey made j of neutral spirits and wish to call it J "whiskey" without explanatory phrast . ccmplain because the addition of "neu- ■ tral pirits*' in the labeJ takes away j some of their trade, they are without a Just ground, because they lose their ! trade merely from a statement of the i fact. The straight whiskey men are re- j li-n-ed from all future attempt to pass j off neutral spirits whiskey as straight I whiskey. More than this, if straight whiskey or any other kind of. wbia la aged in the wood, the fact may be branded on the package, and this claim j to public ■ ivor may truthfully be put i forth. Thus the purpose of the pure ' food law is fully accomplished in re- I spect of misbranciing and truthful brand- I ing. REVERSES ROOSEVELT VERDICT. | The decision follows the lines of the conclusions reached by the Royal Com mission of Great Britain and reverses I the verdict of ex-President Roosevelt, i ex-Attorney General Bonaparte, Solicitor General Bowers and Dr. Wiley, chief of tht Bureau of Chemistry. The Roose vflt-Bonaparte-Wiley order denied the use of the word "whiskey" in branding tc all liquor except "straight whiskey." the whiskey which is aged in charred oak casks. Mr. Bowers extended the use cf th- word to Uqnora made of "rectified" and "distilled" spirits. President Taft goes a step further and includes blend.* and hiskey mailt from "neutral spirits." Elaborating his conclusions, the Presi dent says: After an examination of all the evi dence it seems to me overwhelmingly established that for a hundred years the term "whiskey" in the trail- and among the customers has included all potable liquor r'istillHd from grain; that the straight whiskey is, as compared with the whiskey made by tincatloa or re distillation and flavoring and coloring matter, a subsequent improvement, and that therefore it is a perversion of the pure food act to attempt now to limit the meaninsj of the term "whiskey" to that which modern mannfs I an«l taste iiav>- made the most desirable va riety. IMPOSSIBLE TO WIN PRIZES? Mr. Bishop Talks on Aero Meet at Los Angeles — Here Thursday. [By Telecraph to The Tribune.] Lenoi Mass., I>er. 26.— At a meeting of the Aero Club of America in New York on next Thursday the decision of the club on the application of the Los Angeles Aero Club for sanction for the meet Jaass I<> to 3ft will be mad*. Cortlandt Field Bishop, president of the Aero Club of America, be lleyea that the matrer can be se adjust"! that the meeting may be held. Regarding th*' prize list qf the Los Angeles club, he paid that there was JJD.OOO offers which Tie did not believe could be earned by com petitors. One offer l- Ji" •• for a dirigiW* flight from Los Angeiea to gan Francisco, and the other is $!•'.•■' for a balloon flijrht to the Atlantic seaboard. Mr. Bishop mM that there had l>*en a $lO.o»x> otter Btandlns for about a year for a tiighf from New York to Albany. 150 mile*, which had not been earned, ast the pro posed route of the dirigible flight in Cali fornia wa^ more than four hundred miles. He also said thai hn believed it wu^a physical impossibility to fly a bollooti fr!?m 1-o.s Anpeles to the Atlantic. The A^ru Club will carefully wawms the conditions ol the Los Angeles prixe list before pa.-aing on the meet. DOUMA REFUSES NEW WARSHIPS. St. Petersburg. Dec. — The National DefesjM Committee of the Douma haa re jected by a lart« majority th» credit for new battle.nlp«. •Thri«. armed ts he who go** »nr»> the fray pr*par*l. ' Your enjoyment of the festivities of the holiday season will be trebled if your Evening Dress be irreproachable. In the selection of evening garments one may pursue three courses : . V Have them "made to order" and await the tailor's pleasure as to delivery. Buy them of a clothes shop which sells evening clothes as "a side issue." Select them here— and get ready-for-service gar ments. . which, in point of distinctive elegance and perfection of finish, are unequalled— no matter how much more than our prices you may be willing to pay. • Evening Apparel of our creating bears only such rrM»m blanee to tfaar a| other makers aa conventionality insists . upon — conventionality only ot general form. Outside of that, in every detail of design said firt!>h. our products have sfl an independent standard — the highest. Evening Apparel for Men FVENTN'tr Ml SS COATS. $22 to S3S DIXN"ER JACKETS. Sl7 to $32 TROUSERS. S7 to $11.50 BLACK EVENING WAISTCOATS, to bssbb, $4 to $6.50 OTHER EVENING WAISTCOATS, $3.50 to $10 of silk or washable material*, in plain white or fancy effects. Broadway oak 3 & (UompcUUJ 34th Street ARREST OF ZFLAY W - Madriz Accuses Predecessor's Son-in-Laxc and Others. Managua. Nicaragua, Dec. 26.— The new President of Rlearat Jose Ma driz. is taking hold of affairs with a strong hand. Zelaya Isfl him the lepacy of an empty treasury, and soon after President Madriz had publicly aaBVM in effect that the country was practi cally on the ver&e of bankruptcy, the arrest of Joarjuin Passos, Zelaya' s son in-law, and Ernesto Martinez, Zclaya's laat Finance Minister, was ordered. They are now in the hands of the au thorities. charged' with misappropriation of public funds, failure to pesjsssst gov ernment bonds and the circulation of un signed paper money. Francisco Baca, wh« has replaced Pr. Julian Irias as Minister General, id pre paring a decree estabUshini? a eesasas* sion for the purpose of revoking the franchises under which a score of mo nopolies, siven to individuals by Zelaya, have been operated. These monopolies poured into Zelaya's Pbtm vast sums of money, for. while they were ostensibly in the hands of others, it was to the for mer President that (ha greater psrOssl of the returns was transferred. Passos is looked on as the creator of these monopolies and the dummy utilized by Zelaya to cover hi? large stock interest therein. Hi 3 arrest has met srttt general approval. Santos Ramirez. Zelaya's chief of tele graphs, has also been arrested. He is char-- with having sent a dispatch in the name of President Madriz order ins th«» «roTernment troops to abandon what are said to have been ""tie po?i riona. Generals Anaataslo Ortiz. Benito Chavarria amd Paulino Oodey. who were banished by Zelaya in Mti have •••■ recalled by Ifadriz. ZELAYA MAY GO TO BELGIUM. Mexico City. Dec. M.— That former Presi dent Zelaya cf Nicaragua intends event uaßy to go to BelJrurm was the belief ex pressed to-night by Minister Castro of Nicaragua. He said the former FrasHsai would probably come direct to Ussiea City, where he would doubtless be the BOW* of President Diaz for a Time, after which he would proceed to Belgium. n:s wife's native land. XO AIM OF (OX QUEST. Central Americans T>>i<l \"t to Fear United States. Dr. Juan J. UUoa. Costa Jtican Consul General in this city, who is now in Sail Jose. Costa PJca, as president of the In ternational Sanitary Conference, which opened last Saturday, presents in "La Informaeion" of December 10 his views on the turmoil in Nicaragua and thf at:itud»« of the United Stat*>?. Of especial interest at this time are the observations of Dr. X'lloa on the latter subject, beoaus^ of. his many years' stay in this country and the excellent facilities that he had as an offi cial for studying the situation at close range. - I ■ thai I "There has been a mass of misinforma tion," *ays Dr. UUoa in "La Information." '•regarding the attitude and intention of the American government toward th«* Cen-i tral American country. We hay« abso lutely nothing to fear from th«* Americans, for I can a?»ure JWI that the »oj«» purpose of the United States U to guarantee the !iff» and property of American citizens They esteem us b^-aus» *>» arc a hi-v abiding people. - | ■ ■ - ■ ZIONISTS IN CONVENTION Max Nordau Warns Them Against As similation with Turks. Hamburg. Dec. 25.— Th<* International Zl"nist «'on«:rei<w. the first held in Otrr mar.y. opened here to-day with ■ largf at tendance. David Wolffsolin. of «'olosne, preaui of the executive committee, greeted the delegate*. He outlined the ptss»nt .status and outWx'>k of Zionist proj ectS, making particular reference t"> the tact that Palestine Is now under a i-onsti tutional government. Professor Max Nordau, of Parts, a lead ei saaesHj /■■■'■■• - took the chair and d« ltvered a speech, which was received with great enthusiasm. Zionists, Ue said, must not bslvWl tt their duty to follow th« Young Turks wifliout dsMilllliliu they were uiereli a political p^rty uf tr Os ':?:fi/^i«yjpTl Batwaaa Naw Ysrk and RtlfciaJgMl \ two-hour train <rvery hour on tii» 1 hoar from 7 X M. to *» P. M.. «n vidl- I tlon to other trains. T>n minute* be- ■ fore th«s hoar from West S3d St. O» ■ th* hour from Üb«rty St. _ 1 Parlor cars on all tralaa. fTntß* cars m^rnsnif. uo'jn.aocT Tt'iht. SHwep«r» on m:rinizht train. Ibrd Cmll ?•• Umiilo? Comfort? f'HIRIS 'OLIVE. OIL Thirls lg a pTir* oaM*TJ<S*4 o!!y» oij i-r.r""»d trors. France. Irs mrc-meiy palatable fiai«»r makes It iavaluaßle for rn»«t!'-: rsal purpose*. send n» rour d»al« > r'9 ram** ami mm will w^n-i Y*tf a sample bottle ami th« "Cntrlsßookof Salads" t!)roos*h him. Fr»e. Wh»ri» Chir'a is rot *a«i> obta!n<»<! throusi dea:»rs. w* supply — et. C. C TXCFTK. C. 5. AK-nt. D»pt. C. liPlattSt..X»TrT<sT« ft. mun Empire, and it -would be> tactless an<i unwise for the Zionists tr> taix hi the tß> ternal political affairs or Turkey by cots mittinsj their cause to any political party. He said that the Jews would never accept privileges in Turkey tf they wer«» com pelled ti> assimilate wita th^ Turks andl be SBjetasM *-"rr Pales ine. but tiie^ would become good 1 Osrnan citizens if al lowed ss BStUs in the land of their ssss> fathers arid there establish in rhs ptr* a Jewish nation like an individual stata or other federation. He »a:d they dirl not intend to establish ar. independents state. Ussse* Nordau farther advised ■»'•■• h^rins to the prosrra'rrime of the f.rst Zior ist Congress at Basle. At the ctos^ a* fcia address Professor -ordau was etssessl president of the conjress. FEAR ALBERTS ACTS. .iccession Said to Cause Cath olic Apprehensions. Pana. Dec. 26.— The "Petit R«pnhllq:«* prirsta a resume of an allesred cipher dl>» patch sent br Cardinal Merry I>«1 Val* Papal Secretary- to the oanclo at Brr:s sel?. savins that khe assjSßßssa of Kins Albert has created tsquietuda in Roras, where he is "lered a lukewarm Catho-* iic. with ar.ti-elerica!. even socialistic, sympathies. The Cardinal therefore •ifJIUI the Papal Nuncio to seek to surroucdt the King with a Catholic • "irage, hi order to complete the work b*yna wien th* Catholics assumed power, ia 1354. Tiiia would be menaced ii '<■- Albert -it » hope to liberalism and socialism. According to the -im*» authority. Car-* dtnal Merry Del Va! Instructed the n«SMss» to contirm the raarriase of Kins Leopold to Baroness -Vauslian !n order to tr&amM** Q» tae Catholic conscience. DICKINSON PARTY IN SAN JUAIC. San Juan. P. R.. Dec. 2S. Jhast M. Dickinson, the American tscsassry sf TTar, accompanied by Brigadier General CTarenc* It. Edwards, chief of the Bureau, of Insular Affairs, and party, arrived here to-day or» the converted yacht Mayflower. Governor Cotton received the Secretary and parr^ arul conducted them to the palace. Man.* person* gathered at the wharf to witness tho '.amlirts. and the visit of the Secretary of TYur has br-en made the occasion for th.» display of elaborate decorations. Secretary Dickinson baa been on art in— sp«»eu"->n of Santo Domingo, srvins special attention to thf revolutionurj- condition* in th;i: (stand. He will make an inspection also of PorTo Uico. Governor Cotton sav<» a dinner this t>vfnirtK i» honor of the dto tirisr,;is!i' -.1 visirors. j \diiiral Alkaline \\ at« t I Used at meals prevents Dy». pepsia and re lieves Gout and Indigestion. A delightful tabte water with kighty medicinal qualities Ass your Pby«ciao O»«l -■» and *otrl»ii BB^swaw Mssi dtrtet COntr'H itft* FT»nt\Go+*rvt>tnt I