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Hf 9 THE SUN, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 25, 1889.
Bff LIVE WASHINGTON TOPICS.
aHftKleU aicnnr ciiristmas celerrated x.v
Kh I. UUE WHITE llOVSE.
Bji i Xiaby MoKit and JUttl nttanv Hake Mcrrr
B Al-onnd n Christmas Tree JLoadea with
HiH Toy and Hparkllat; with n Hnadied
K t J. labia Private Secretary Ilntlard'a
V' f TV I re tiancterouelv III with L'oaanmpltoa.
H, I WABniNOTOM, Dec 2fl. Tho nursery saved
R1 I Christmas Bay nt th Whlto House from botntc
H I onoot quiet nnd sadness. The family gath-
B I crrd At the Christmas din nor were the Treel-
B dent and his wife, their daughter. Mrs. McKoe,
I Dr. Scott, Lieut, and Mrs. l'orkor, nnd Mrs.
Dlmmoek, tho two nlecos ot Mrs. Harrison.
C I The real Christmas was, however, up In tho
B I nursery, tho onoo beautiful and somewhat
B I notod room of Presldont Arthur, noted for the
B I exquisite tasto that mndo It moro I Iko tho room
M I of fiomu fair uoraan. Here In this White
M I llou-o corner Benny nnd Marr MoKeo, the
E I ' President's Krnndchlldreo, mado merry over
H I u Chrlslmau tree, bonding with Its load ot
J I gifts. It had boon mnr u yenr since a Chrlat-
H I mas tree llftod Its green branches In the Whlto
M Houso, nnd many a day slnco the racket and
M I shout of bftby fun rants through tho solemn.
J I rtntely old room. Hut to-day Grandson Bon,
H I who Is Just three, and Granddaughter Mnry,
J who l Just half ot threo. mndo the festivity for
Hf j tliomsolvos nud everybody olao around them.
H, I Thore was no Christmas Kvo for a starter, but
J ) bright and early this morning tholr eyes
J i I opouod to stare nnd wonder nt the six-toot
U codsr, Aparkllng with tho light of a hundred
j 'J (niry lamrs. i no treo liclu toys nnd wpuiiera
M cnuugtitii taut until next Christ mus. It was
h ibelrnrstChrlstmnstroo. and tho first in the
H I house lor nobo.ly can say just how long. Tho
I j! I treo was not all. Thoro wns a row of Utile
I I Blockings hunt: from tho innntol, the same
till mantel graced lor four voaiBby the picture ol
f ,iJ i'rclilent Arthur's wlfo, and then by francos
711 Polsoni boforo she became mistress thore. A
li row nf llttlostocklncs wore thorp this morning.
Jl stuffed to their very tops by tho resident's
IHI own hands, and tho greatgrandfather, oroot
IHI undor hU nlnotyyoiirs, hitd put In somoof the
I I fil things, too. Audsolt was thnt. with the bogln-
HI ningof tho day. tho sunshine otbubyhappliipss
i iThonenljovoine ie,ont Mirov,s of the hlte
III )lousofumlly. and made It all round a "Morry
HI Clulstmas." 'Ihero was no ehnroh-gqing by
I tho President and his wlfo. and of the Cablnot.
t HI B those only who nre of tho l.nlscopnl faith v ent
jf IS to church. Tho Vlce-1'resident's Inmily at
f HIS tonded sorvlce nt Ht. Mark's Church, and made
s ninnny Clirlstmas without tho tree.
111 n Beoiotnry and .Mrs. lllalne had a truly family
B 111 gathering around thoir Christmas board, all of
D tholr children being nt home for this rouninn.
J Iff 9 Tberon ere Major nnd Mis. Copplncer. with
1 fl two children: Mr. and Mrs. l.nimons Maine.
1 Walker. .Margin et, James. Jr.. and Hattie
1 HID lllalne. and Mr. Wnltr Dnmrosoh, who is to
je marry Miss Mnrgnrot Illalno.
f Y.IB At thn homo or tbo Hecrotnry of tho Treasury
11(9 vforo Secretary and Mrs. Wisdom, tholr ton.
lH AVilllnm Wlndom, nnd his wife, nnd their two
H daughters. th Misses Windoni, , fooremj-y ;nnd
HI Sirs. roble hnd with them the MlesesHulBtead.
T lllB Mr. nmi Mrx. llourv htronu nnd two sons.
WIS 1'oftmnstor-UcnBrnl Wanamaker and family
JIQ went ovor to their country borne near riilln-
llffl delphla to koop Chrlstmaii In the truly uood
g old Inshion. At tho homo of tho Booretary of
Ills War Mr. 1 rank Trncv came from .Now lork to
, Jill eat Christmas turkey with, his father, mother.
' iJ.fi nnd sstr. Mrs. Wllmerdlnc. At, Secretary
. alB Husk's house thoro was a lamlly dinner, aud
Y theio wero unlet dinners at tho homes of Hecre-
11 , tary Proctor an j Attorney-General Mlllor.
ijjB A merry pnrty of dainty ddbutnntes sat
ijM around tho tnblo In thodlnlnc room ot John
hM It. Molonn's rcsldonco Inst uluht. Informnl
' fU tens, ovenlnc parties, and other pleasant trib-
?H utes to tho dibutnntos hno marked tho oien-
1 11 inn of tho scnion. but this wns the llrst formal
rjin, ' dinner to which younc Indies hn'l been invited.
wJ' Tlio docoiailons of tho olecantly nppolnicd
ifj tnblo wero outlroly roiobmls. In nil shaJes and
Kl ot nil varieties. .Mr. McLean sat at the hand of
HI the tnblo and Secretary lUalno was his vls-1-
J via. Thoo wero tho only centlemen iu tho
"Id room, although a numbor of swoll younu mon
i i were present Inter, in order that the debutantes
JIlj mltfht not lack for partners in the dnnoe. Uhe
iX Elrls. who woro exqulsito costumes, included
ill Sllns lluttlo HlBine, who baa just left school.
'JBl Jliss Iiulso Uainbrldco Iloff, whom cnmlnc
f'lfj out was mndo the occasion of a most fashions-
' III ble ovent, MIsb Myor. Ml;; Laura Jnokson.
?l.fi' , Miss Hschel Cnmeron. Mijs Adnms. M Iss
IJa ' l'ttuncefote. the dnimhter ol the British Mlnls-
4S ter. Miss Dllss. Mies Almy. Mins Lyre. Jl ss
TB lroolc, .Mifs Htory. Miss Uoesllo Brown. Miss
i mS Parke, nnd Miss Cm lisle. Christians day was
1 tH several hours old when tho pnrty broke up.
i J I "It cost only 2. but It savod tho Government
jl a lot of money." This Is what Tom CavanauRh,
J the recently Appointod Assistant Boraoitnt-at-
Arms of the House, snld to n friend on showing
fl hlmacheaplonthersntobol. WhonMrlstowwas
II Becretnrr of the Treiisury ho bad adlsacreo-
I ment with tho Adums Lxpress Company about
li the ratos to be chnrced forconeylni;oash to
j ' and from tho TroaBury. Cavanauifh at that
II timowaa n spedul ucout of thoTrenaury. nnd
II Uristow concolvod the bold plun of send-
Jnc all the monoy to New ork by him. It
was a risky thine to do. Thero wero days
II when Cnvanaucb loft tho Douartmont with
' II his satchel stulted full of Kreenbncks.
' l and If he hnd tnkon It Into his head to llcht
P- U out to Cnnnda or anywhere else recretary
i B ltristow would bno been confronted With n
, ; Q dohclt of moro thnn a million dollars. But
'- ' fl the mossenser wns faithful to his trust nnd the
! jl department did not lose a slnclecont. It was
' fl a terrlblo mental strain on Cavamiuch, how-
, j ! ever. Inlets than a month ho ran down from
'11 i ;ii5 ounds to 1.VJ. ahd. when finally relieved.
' . he was so nervous that he hnd to take n lone
' rost. It Is wonderful that no atteraiit was ovor
made lo rob him. Ho used tn leavo
the Treasury Dopartmeat in tho afternoon
I and drivo to the deiot unaccompanied
I and armed with only n revolver. On
reaching his car he would go to tils berth, but
not to sloop. He remained awake all nlcht
with a tenaolous grip on that pi leoless satchel.
Arrlvlntr in New York ho would drive at once
to tho Sub-Treasury and deposit his treasure
and thon for the llrst tlmo he would feel easy.
Aftor a sleep ha was ready for another job ot
tho same kind.
Mrs. Halford. wife of tho private secretary to
the President, is dnneeroiisly III in this city
with consumption. Mrs. Halford's health has
been falllua for some yoats, and It has been
found advisable for her to live In 1 lorlda eight
months of every ear. Tho cloud now bnnclni;
' oer the household Is all tho more deplorable
, from the fact that a brlsht young daughter is
About to make her appearance in soolety.
' j, Ila Didn't Oct It.
' ' !v A Bon reporter wns on his way across City
' ' nail Park ou Christmas eve when a very small.
Terr ragged, vory disconsolate boy aooosted
s- 8 " Hay. Boss. I hain't got no father, nor no
' I mother, an I'm broke. Can't you help me out
f I forsuthln'toeat?"
I The young man made the examination that
' j prudenco and economy demand In such caseB,
H' and ended with giving tho lad llfteen cents.
". I One hour later be started home, and wns again
'V I scoobted by the same buy with the same story.
W The youngster hung bis head, and tears were
In his voice. The young man put his hand un-
f dor tho boy's oliln, raised his face, and said :
.' . Look bore, sonny, don't you remember that
9 you struck me this way an hour ago V"
.3. . . The boy looked up. recognl7ed his .benefao-
-' ' tor. and changing his demeanor sullenly re-
) ' ' oh. dnt was ter supper 'n' a lodging. Now
lx I wants fifteen cents to buy some papers wld In
jt de mornln'."
, s ; It was the night before Christmas, bat he
1 j didn't get it.
V . Senator Piatt and Party Off for the Month.
y Ex-Senator Thomas 0. Piatt Is off this
" morning for a ten-day trip tn the South, the
, principal object of which is the Inspection of
, the Tennessee Coal and Iron Compnny'a proper-
' ties and others in whloh be Is Interested. Qen.
i -. Bussell A. Alger, who is a large stockholder in
)( the Tennessee Company and has other inter-
0 eita Boutb, is to be Mr, Piatt's companion, the
fo , jaunt being a supplement or complement to
f? , the one to Alaska they enjoyed Inst summer.
il i ,, Mr. Piatt's private ear will be attached to the
I i H:S(1 Baltimore nnd Ohio train nt Jersey City
5 . this inornlng. vtith Mr. and Mrs. l'latt aboard,
f' ; At Wanhli gton Mrs. J. H. t'lnrkson and the
,V ' Colonel. If be can posHlhlygot away, will join
. . the party, as well as Congressman B. V. White.
i, ,, At Cincinnati Gov. Alger's private oar will be
j. - met and the two will be coupled together for
Ct the rest of tbe trip over the Crescent system ot
h. j railroads. Gov. Alger will be accompanied by
V ! Mrs. Alger and one of bis daughters, MIsa Pay.
" J - Dropped Dead at m Funeral.
, f BitlDOEroiiT, Dec. 25. Alden Soeley, a
K, i prominent roldent of Btepney, ton miles from
U here, dropped doad a day or two Hgn, Yester-
'' jt day be was burled, and among those who at-
J" , tended the funeral were Hiram Lake of Blr-
?' , mtngham and Henry Edwards ot Bbelton. As
J the funeral procession was going to the grave
r- one of the horses became unmanageable and
t , ran away. Mr. Lake i.nd Mr. Ldwards started
' on a run to bead off tbe frightened animal.
They wero running along side by side when
? both loll to the ground almost i-lmultiinoously.
t . MoiiiI'ihs of the funeral part run up and
i found Lska dead, a'nl Lilwnrds apparently so.
I' After some time Kdwards was resuscitated.
T Ills oondition up to the ii.ount tlmelsery
trecariouB. Tho causa ot Lakes death was
toe woman's ritsaa CLVB.
It line drawn ae Fant la Membership that
It la LeoalBK for PermaneatQuartera.
"Girls, wo must como to order I" Is tho
way In which a meeting of women gray
haired, whlte-hnlred. brown-haired, black
haired, nnd golden-hnlred-froquenlly finds
Itself addressed on Sunday aftornoons by Its
President, a woman who has Just pnssod her
sixtieth birthday, but who doesn't look moro
It is the nowly organized Woman's Tross
Club, which has grown from n little group of
about n dozen, who mot in Mr. J. C. Croly's
pnrlors five weeks ago to oonslder tho advisa
bility of orgnnlzatlon. to a flourishing club of
ovor sixty members. And It Isn't through
growing yet. for nt evory mooting a long list ot
candidates for membership Is presontod.
The club Is making a new doparture In femi
nine clubdom In Now York, as It proposes to
hnvo n roof of Its own. nnd some Lares nnd
Ponatos In the shnpo of cups, saucers, and tea
urn. For tho present It Is lodgod temporarily
at 8 East Fifteenth streot, whero It meets on
Sunday afternoons nnd talks colleotlvoly and
In couples about all mnnnorof things from poli
tics to pet cats. But It Is on tho lookout for
suitable rooms tn which to establish ltaetr per
manently. Theso will be kept open throughout
tho woekforthecomonloncoof raombers, nnd
will shelter the ltnformal social mooting on
Sunday afternoons, as well ns tho business
mooting lo be held once a month. The youngest
wotnnn's club In tho olty will, theroforo. bo
the llrst to follow in masculine footstops. nnd
will ontlclPate Noroale. tho oldest. In setting
the exnmplo which tho Inttor is debating.
In anniher i articular tho Woman s Press
Club Is nverso to following in, tho wake of tho
several hundred nomnn's clubs nil oer tle
Unltoil Btntos. For tho proposition that it
should lmprovo Its mind docs not moet with
ncceptanco among tho raombers.
" 1 wnnt to do my studying nnd reading nnd
my montnl Improvement at home, en d one
bright llttlo womnn. who npponrod to voice tho
sontlinontsof ncood many others, but when
I como horo( wnnt to enjoy myself nnd hnvo n
""ft "is pS'bnbln that tho classes, oxproises.
and pnpors usual in woman's clubs will not bo
much Indulged In by this. ,,...
Tho mombeiB did not n llttlo Chrlstmns
shopping, for just previous to that soason tho
club delightedly decided that onch member
should proBeut n oup nud Buucer to some othor
momber, nnd now Itaoupboitrd glistens with nn
array of dainty chlun. whloh represents nu in
dividual, allectlonato thought for bomObody
for eiory plecoit cotitnltiB.
In tho mnttor or ago. the members aro
strewn nil along tho way, Irom ono sooro
to threo. but thoy nil look bright and
thoy nre nenrly nil smnll women. In tho lattor
lespect they bring much woluht collectively
to tho dictum of a cortalu literary man, who
emphatically declares that ho has never soon
" a woman weighing over 120 pountis who wns
worth her weight In mud." A largo majority
nre marrlod women, although somo of the
brightest nnd most wlnsomo of Its members
still wrlto"Mlss" before their names. Ono In
teresting faot that the club has devoloped is
the nuniborof Boutbern women who nre doing
newspnper work In New York. The Indies
from the South who hnvo jolnod tho soolety
outnumbor those from any other one portion
of the country. .. , , T
The club's officers nre: Mrs. "Jonnlo Juno"
Croly. President; Mrs. "Urnce Uroenwood"
l.lpplncott and Mrs. Mary E. Bryan. First nnd
Bocoml Vico-Presldeiits: Mrs. "Marearot Man
ton" Merrill, ltooordlng Secretary: Miss Laura
Boylan, Corresponding (secretary: M.'s- llor
enco C. Ives, Mistress of Coremonlos: Mrs.
Floreneo rinch-Kolly. Troasuror:Mrs. Joooph
Ino Beilding. Auditor: Miss Mary F. Seymour,
l)r. Louiso Fieke Bryson. Mrs. Lllza Putnam
Hoaton, Mrs. K. V. F. Crnndnll. and Mrs. 0. J.
llnloy. Exeeutio Committee.
Among the niemliors aro: Mrs. Margaret
Sangster. editress of Harper's Jlatar; Mrs.
Frank Leslie, Mlas Elitn Troctor Otis, editress
of the kalunlau 7ri'ieir; Jilss Nottlo Hooper,
dnughtorof Luoy Hooper: Mrs. Anna Banditti
Diehl. Olive Hnrpor. Miss Helen Watterson.
exohange edltrees of The Evenino Sun, a rela
tive of Henry Watterson: Mrs. Llna Settig. a
niece of Justin McCarthy: Mrs. Mary Mnpes
Dodge, and Miss Jennnotte Ullder.
Soroala Debating Whether It Shall Buy a.
Sorosls Is in n stato of high excitement
ovor the question of whether or not It shall
have a homo ot Its own. A good many ot its
membors consider that, as It Is now of age. and
moro. it Is old enough and would bo doing
quite the proper thing to set up housekeeping.
But a good many others are convinced that it
ought to continue to be chaperoned by
Delmonlco's. The subject has lntely been con
sidered at somo special meetings, at which
opinion ran high as tn whether the club ought
tn buy a house In the fashlonablo club district,
costing a figure well up toward the hundred
thousand mark, and equip Itself niter tho
fnshlon of n man's club house, or ought to
continue In the quiet course in which it hns
sained all its fame and honor.
The Tenderloin Club'a Hupper of Stnkera
and ChnnpsKtie-AD Anll-TIp QutherlBg.
Tho Christmas celebretlon ot tho Tender
loin Club began at 12:01 A.M.. In tho club
quarters on the ground floor of the two-story
tenement at 131 West Thirtieth street, and
lnsted until after midnight last night. Passors
by were astonished to see men In evening
dress alternately blowing Christmas horns and
consuming hot coffee, tbe peculiar brand of
butter cake known ns" sinkers." and washing
the mixture down with bumpers of chsmpugue.
The men in evening dress were members ot
the Union and Lotos Club, and actoro, man
agers, and nowspaper men. Borne of the
club men wore millionaires. Boveral well
known actresses drove up in enrringes during
the afternoon and stayed a moment to partako
ot the coffee and sinkers. Tho club has its
own brand of cigars, great, tat, black ehorootn.
strong enough to knock a man over, and tho
members puffed them without ceasing.
The banauet board consisted of a brand-new
pine sholf built around the wall of tbe club
room and groaning under the weight of coffee
pots, plates of sinkers, champagne bottles, and
union Club sandwiches of toasted Graham
bread bnttered, with a thin layer of turkey and
ham between. ...
Isowhero was thoro a heartlor or more cheer
ing celebration than nt a special gathering on
Christmas ere In Mortimer Hall, an annex of
tbe Fellowcraft CInb. 'I bo mooting was or
ganized In playful protest against the whole
sale custom of making presents to tbo butcher,
the baker, tho candtestick-mnker. tho boot
black, nnd the whole army of servants. The
members yesterday feed everybody within
reach, and over a steaming punch bowl mor
rlly celebrated tbe advent of another season
ottliiH. The Bpeechmaklng began with a re
mnrkahlo address by Frederick Mortimer on
"Tho Harrowing nnblt of "lipping." Bevernl
ot the merrymakers went home nt 1 A. M.
under the impression that it was New Year's.
Real Estate Doom la Louisiana.
"The next spot In this blessed country of
ours that's going to enjoy a real estate boom,"
sald'a travelling agent for a champagne bouse
who had just returned from a trip through the
South, "Is Louisiana. I have never seen any
where such rapid development and Increase ot
values excepting, of course, seasons of crazy
exeltement as aro going on In the region just
north of New Orleans. There is a big stretch
ot country there whloh four or Ave years ago
was almost a wilderness, covered with a scant
and scrubby forest growth. You could buy all
you wanted of It for two or three dollars an
acre, Now It is worth a hundred dollars an
acre. Towns are Bprlnglng up all over It,
where formerly thoro was nothing but
an occasional shanty. The people who
are doing this are mainly nowcomors from tho
North, and they are rapidly transforming tbat
rei ent wilderness Into a fruit belt They are
paying particular attention to strawberries,
but raise also all the small and tree fruit grown
in that climate. These all ripen there as early
ns they do in any partot tbe United States, and
bb New Orleans has nulok communication
with all tho big cities ot tho Mississippi Valley,
tbe fruit can bo marketed at n considerable ail
nntnge over onrly products elsewhere, I've
been down there quite often during tho last
four or Ave yearn, and as tbe neople are still
rushing In. and tbe land rapidly, soaring up
ward In value It looks to me a good deal like the
beginning ot a boom."
OmknNtiMM Craate m Klet In Augusta.
Atjousta, On., Deo. 25 When Policemen
Williams and Crawford went to arrest a party
of drunken negroes to-dai thoy resisted, dis
armed tbe policemen, and boat theni badly
with their clubs. The police were subsequent
ly refinforoed and half a dozen of tbe negro
ringleaders were arrested and locked up In tbe
engine bope, A large number of citizens,
white and black, colleoted about tbe place, and
! great excitement prevailed In the afternoon.
1 The negroes were subsequently removed from
i the engine bouse to tbe jail, where they were
safely gunrdud. and no further trouble lsnp
prohemled. When the pollm started to mil
, with tho prisoners it illllliHilty occurred be
' tneen a negro and sovoral whites. llrst clubs
I were used, then pistols. One negro was killed
outright and another badly wounded. All Is
X-ilNB'a ZIQVOIt IltAFTia
Odclal Statistic Jtea-ardUK m Itnslnese
Vatairrnl but Drlek.
Banoob, Deo. 25. From the Dgtiros pre
sented In tho recontly Issued annual roport of
tho 8tato Liquor Commissioner It appears that
Maine's "legitimate" mm business prospers
finely, there having boon nn alarming amonnt
of sloknoss among the people or elso unpre
cedented activity In mechanical pursuits ro
oulrlng tho use of aloohol. The BUto agenoy
usodto bo located In Bangor, but latterly It
has been established In Lowlston. so that the
good prohibitionists can koop an eye upon its
side door and, porhnps. got a little something
now nnd then for modlclnnl purposes without
breaking ths law. The ageney has thriven
well In the Androscoggin city. Its sales for tho
past year to tho various local agencies scat
tered ovor tho 8tato amounting to $74,602. It
is estimated that the looa agencies, whloh
peddle tho stuff out at retail, took In about
The law-abiding oltlzonaof this State who
won't patronize a common rum shop, but fall
bnok on the agencies, seem to preter whiskey
nnd rum to nny other curatives dispensed by
the law. the demand for other kinds of lik
kor" being vory limited. The Bangor local
agency purchnsod from, tho State establish
ment 852 gallons of whiskey and 2.081 gn Ions
of rum. nt a cost of t7.74B, while the Lewlstpn
locnl ngenor took 8,213 worth of these liquids,
nnd would probnbly hnvo takou double that
amount but for the sharp. competition of tba
drugstores nnd dives. Illddelord 's account
was $9,911). wbllo Portland, absorbed tlB.OOO
worth of legal booze, easily lending all com
petitors. The little town, of Palermo Is a very
tomticrato nnd healthy place, or else it is well
stockod with bars, for tho ogont thero bought
from tho State saloon during tbe year just one
lone quart or whisker, for 75 cents.
TheBo are rtnrk nnd disappointing days for
tho good prohibitionists of hennebec The
othor ilav nt Augusta. Nntbnn Moore, an nged
farmer of Vlouna. waB un before Judgo Whlto
house In tho Buperior Court charged with the
heinous crime of selling older, the caso eomlng
upon nppenl from a Trial Justice's sentence,
A wltnesB, who lind testified before tho Grand
Jury to buying a jug of cldorof tho respondent,
testified at tho trial that It wnB vinegar, nnd
not chlor, whereupon tho Judge ordered htm
to jail, nnd ho wns bound over for perjury. Tho
evldcnco wns very clenr thnt Inrmer Mooro
hnd sold cider, but the jury promptly noquitted
blm. The County Attorney of hennobeo says
that all prosocutlons for elder soiling result in
ncqulttnl. Thn idenor Bonding a man to jail
for soiling applo luice, is.rnther too much for
tho farmers on tho. juries, especially when
every city and town in tbe Btate iu full ot rum
TXPIWin ON JERSEY CITT HEIGHTS.
An Average or One Death a, Day Doctors
Disagree aa to the Cause.
Thero aro more thnn 150 enses of typhoid
fever on Jeraoy City Heights, and on average
of one death a day from ths dleoaso. During
the past month thore have bcon forty deaths.
The Board of Hoaltb. at Its last mooting, sent a
notloe to all tho doctors in tho county asking
thorn to ronort nil ensos of tho disease that
came undor their notice. About twonty lottera
have boon recelvod in reply. Dr. Hornblower
reported that he had attended forty cases dur
ing the month. The others roport from eight
to ten cases nploco. Many dootors have not
boon heard from vet The doctors disagree us
towhatcaUBes the disease. Borne think It is
caused by tbe driuklng water, nnd somo by
bad sewerage. Dr. Hornblower, in his lattor,
says tho greatest number of his casos are tho
result of too much boer drinking and lato
hours, and tho excessive use ot Passalo water
by persons not usod to it. . ......
The fevor is not general throughout the cltr.
Neatly all tbo esses are In the Borgen partot
tho bill and In Groomillo. Theso nro generally
believed to be tho most healthful parts ot the
city. Thero aro no tenemonts In them, and
thoy aro supposed to be well sowerod. The
Board of Health bus orderod its lnspeotors to
visit all tho houBos in tbo lnfeotod districts and
exnmlne their snnltary oondition. It, has also
instructed Clerk itoonoy to mnko n man of tho
intocted districts, marking on it each case tbat
is reported, the object bolng to locate tho
source of the disease, it possible. In nenrly all
eases of death from tho dlsoaBe. tho persons
have been sick less than threo weeks. If pa
tients llvo beyond that time they generally
rossiiiLi: lockout in nocasBTKit.
The Shoe Sfnnnfacturer Have Agreed ta
Lower the Scale or Wases.
ItocHKsTEB, Deo. 25. Tho question of next
year's scale of wages to be paid the C.000 shoe
makors In this city after Jan. 1 bids fair to
cause a big strike or big lookout next month.
Since tho shoo strike in 1887. which lnsted sev
eral months, occurred, the relations of em
ployers and employees in the twenty-sovon
factories of tho city havo boon somewhat
strained, and on the llrst or each yoar commit
tees have met and arranged a schedule of
prlcos for the work. Theso committeos
consisted of representatives of tho Manufac
turers' Association and the shoe unions.
The manufacturers say that this oomlng yenr
there must be a considerable reduction in tho
scale or they must shut up shop, as thoy can
not begin to compete in pricos with Urine In
Lynn nnd othor Eastern cities. It Is argued
that Itochnstoris paying much higher wuges
than any of these cities. The Manufacturers'
Association has held Bevernl secret meetings
ami agreed, if the operatives will not accede to
a lower scale, thnt all of the faotoriesmay as
well shut up for an Indefinite period. Itepre
sentatlves of the unions say that they should
have an advance. It anything, tn the scale, and
will not consent to a reduction.
WW! CONVICTS USCAPK.
They Overpower the Guard, and Mtart for
Thla Cenntrr In a. float.
Kingston. Ont, Dec. 25 Fivo convicts,
Bynn, Daley. Hopkins. Crawford, and Hall, es
caped from the penitentiary last night They
wero bakers, and were on duty at 10 o'clock.
Thoy overpowered and gagged tho only guard
over them and two conviots who refused to join
them. They then awaited tbo arrival of the
two night watchmen, clubbed one, throttled
the other, and bound and gagged them.
After this they left, locking the bakery after
them, and scaled the walls by means of ropes.
Some tlmo after tho convicts left one of thn
watebmon got the gag out of his mouth nnd
raised an alarm, but the fugitives could not
To-day It was learned that during the nlcht
they stole a boat and left for the United States,
twelve miles distant. The lake was very rough,
but they may havo erossod In safety. All are
desperate characters and are well armed. They
had from four to nine yoars each to serve.
Banook, Deo. 25. There is a great doal of
speculation here regarding the noxt loo crop,
but at present there are no signs of the crop
itself. The Penobscot River, which skimmed
ovor on the 11th Inst and roopened on tbo 20th,
Is still clear from Bangor to tbe sea, and the
water Is high and somewhat muddy, the result
of last woek's rain. For a number of years past
It has been evident that tbe climate of, this
State Is gradually changing, for. wbllo In tlmos
past the rivers were nearly nlwnys frozen over
solidly by Dec. 10. in rocent seasons the final
freeze has been fiom two to throe weeks lntor,
and ice harvesting correspondingly delayed.
It Is said thnt the Gulf Stream is bending
nearer to the New England coast which. If
true, may aacount tor our mild Decembers.
The situation on the Kennebec Is about the
same as on the Penobscot everybody waiting
for a good froeze in Maine and hoping tor a
failure on the Hudson. There is sure to be a
flood crop In Maine sooner or later and n
urger nmount will bo nut than last year. The
stock ofloldlco on hand is unusually small,
nearly all tho houses being empty, and consid
erable new storage oannclty will be added both
on the Penobscot and Kennebea.
An Aires for the Hehaefer Mnrder,
August Bornemann, an employee ot the
Whltestono forge works, was arrested by
Constable J. F. Kraobel of College Point Tuos
day, suspected ot being implicated In tho
doath of Louis Schaefer, the haokman who
died ot wounds mysteriously Inflicted In Col
lege Point on Monday. Tbe arrest was ordered
by Coroner Maynard. who, however, has not
disclosed the evidence against the prisoner.
Bornemann Is said, to have been one of the
men with whom Schaefer and his brothers
quarrelled In Peters's saloon on Sunday night
He will be held to await the result ot the
Arrested lor Ubntrucllas Flremau.
Ktlward Lane, n tlroman of Englno Com
pany 26, at 20 West Thirty-seventh street was
sent to the tenement at 496 Seventh avenne at
10K o'clock last night tn uniform to investi
gate a report that tbe tenement was afire.
Lane was met hi tbe hallway by Thomas
Butler, a colored messenger living on an
upper floor, who told blm tbe fire was out. and
declined to let him outer the building. I.nno
turned l'utler ovor to it pnlli'omnn, nnd found
thnt somo rubbish in nclosot in tho tollat vvns
smouldering. It was put out Lane charged
Butler at the Thirtieth street station with In
terfering with him In the discharge ot his duty,
and Bergeiuit Tlmu looked hijaup.
EVENTS IN THE THEATRES.
MELODRAMA holds possession of
JOut They Have It In m Htlll Mora Murder,
onily Literal Form la Parla-Chrlat.
nui tVetk'a Output of Eatertalameat.
Tho tact Is worth noting, although It has
happened before, that every melodrama on the
city etago this weok Is of a foreign workman
ship. Tho English play wright has never been
more Industrious or In greator favor with
American managers than he is to-day. "Mr
Jack." " The Bolls of naslemore." and " Hands
Across tho Sen," would have met with a con
temptuous rejection hnd they been offerod
for New York production as tho work of
native wrltors. But there Is no remedy
at hand, and. Indeed, it Isn't worth
while asking why Ibis is so. The hope
Is that when tho publlo hns tnkon all It will ac
ceptor tho London stuff thero will porforcobe
a recourso to American themes nnd charac
ters. Itepetltlon of "My Jaok"at tho Grand
Opora House hns rslsod the volcos ot tho per
formers to tho pitch required by tho groat slzo
of the auditorium, and hns developed thnt vim
(actors call It ginger) whloh a dime novol do
mnnds when ptoscntod in drnmntlo form. The
employment of such playors aa Katharlno Rog
ers, Wilton Lncknyo. W. J. Ferguson. Isabollo
Eveason, and J. 11. Gllmour In the cast of an
ttnlntellectual and materialistic drama, nnd
the careful embellishment of Its sconos by
such nn artist as Matt Morgan, moan a deter
mination to force tbat style of entertainment
upon general attontlon. That is understood to
bo the deliberate purpose ot Manager French.
Hitherto he has steadfastly Lopt tils theatre
clear ot the risks of extiorlmont. but now he
relieves there Is so sttong a demnnd for the
Burroy nnd Porte 8t Martin kind of plays that
safety and proilt llo in thorn. If "My Jack"
proves popular, nsl It Is likely to. he Mill soon
follow it with othor dramas of blood and
They go further Into tho realism of orlmo In
somo of tho Paris thentros thnn London will
tolernto or New York encourngo. "Jack tho
Kipper" Is now being enacted at tho Chateau
d'hau, with all lldollty to tho erlmes which it
Even If It wns not nn nltogothor novel thing
for Dookstader's Thentro. tho experiment of
out-nnd-out vnrloty there ought to hnvo
better oncounigoment than It rocelyod at the
outset this week. Tho thoalre has boen hired
by nn energetic mnnnger. J. 11. Smith, who hns
gathered hastily but not cnrolessly n pretty
good troupo of vnudovlllors. n onrly all Ameri
cans, and two orthtoe uncommonly olevor. In
nlmost any othor Broadway bouse thoy might
have faced n good nudionee, but nt Dook
stader's on Monday night thoy snw plouty of
vncant chairs. This, in view of the faot thnt
tho authors of "McGlnty." ahd tho slstor of
ClHra Chostcr wero among the performer-, wns
n discouragement, though it only omphnslrod
tho long hold opinion of thontrlcal oxports thnt
Dookstader's is practically valuoloss ns n
thentre. Moreover, its stneo is poorly adapted
to vaudeville dlxorsion, which seoms to roqulro
a great deal of room and mora illusion thnn can
bo found behind cramped footlights, bo this
experiment will not pay, probably, nny more
than did a similar venture undertaken by
Aloxander Comstock In tho samo bouso sov
eral tears ago: but good ontertalnmont of its
kind Is given, and who knows?
The thoatres offer two mid-week ovents of
Interest to-night. At the Broadway Florence
Bt John Is to piny Marguerite In "Inust up to
Dnte," nnd thus makes her American debut:
while nt the Harlem Opora Houso the Joflor-son-Florence
combination will onen a threo
nlght engagement, having como to an amica
ble understanding with Maniiear Hammer
stein, by which prices will be advanced to t'l
for each choice sent.
Two young women who have beeomo known
to city plnygoors will be missed from our singe
for a wbllo. Bylvln iierrlsh ot tho Cnino Is
one nnd ltosn Franco Is tho other. Miss Ger
rlsbwlll letlro n nook from Bnturdav night,
preferring not to go on the tour with the com
pany now --Inglng " Ermlnio." Sho is probably
the beat llkod. ns sho Is confossodly tho i-hniie-liest
girl in tho Casino compnny; nnd while It
is strictly ti ue that a recent legacy gives her a
genuine excuso for quitting tho Casino, it is
not beyond disputing tbnt sho has other rea
sons for her notion. One of those, and perhaps
tbo important one. is tbat she has not been in
trusted with roles of the lmportanoo her
friends think her entitled to. A display of
her personal charms Is naturally helpful
to tho show, but it doos not advance her artis
tic standiug. though It may increase her fol
lowing and bring notorloty nnd good wages.
In this view, she Is of course justified: nnd it Is
really to her credit to II nd her quite determinod
not to yield. Ilor roles In thn CaBlno operas
nre to bo sung by IloronceBell. who is nlso
good to took upon; and so tho Casino com
pany will suffor no loss. Miss Frnnoe is a
bright nnd winsome Utile soubrette. who comes
of good stock, for her father wns Shlrk'y t rnnco
and her mother is ltnchol Noah.duugbtor ot
ono of ouroldost and best-known actroses.
When MIsb Frnnce wns in Lnwrence Barrett a
compnny sho was often commended by Tub
Suv: but she went speedily into larce, nnd,
joining tbe UortundTbomns people she boa
since sung, dan cod. and capered in a bnlf dozen
of Hoyt's pieces. But she resigned suddenly u
fow nights ugo. and her pluce in "A Brnss
Monkey" is nowfllled bv Mnn Heywnrd. whoso
suecoss as a substitute has beon so unexpected
that she ban attracted attontlon. fcho hnd beon
playing n minor rOlo in tho fnrco. Hor family
are Southerners of good standing. Her city
debut was mado in the Casino chorus.
"Tbe Troubador," Instead or "The Bar.
ber," Given at the Metropolitan.,
The pooplo thnt Journeyed to tho Metro
politan Opora House last evening in tho ex
pectation ot witnessing Cornelius's "Barber of
Bagdad." woro much disappointed when they
learnod. through a placard on the wall, that
the production of the operetta was doferrad.
Many of tbe Intending spectators there
upon changed their tickets for Friday
next, or for one of next week's performances.
Those that did not and proceeded to occupy
their seats were, It anything, moro nstonlshod
thnn before, when they found Herr Anton
Soldi, to whose Wagnerian enthusiasm the Im
pending revelation ot " The Barber ot Bagdad"
is to be asoribed. conducting n representation
of "The Troubadour." All this was the out
come of the sudden indisposition ot Herr
Paul Kallsh. who was to have sung
AurMw. tho lover Iu "Tho Harbor." nnd lierr
Beldl had to direct tno performance of Verdi's
oporu. because Mr. Walter Diiuirosch was out
of town and unablo to return lu soason. Once
again the Ill-treated Troubadour" stepped
in. as was his wont In the past, say five or six
times In the course of a winter campaign, and
spared the management the unprofitable alter
native of cloning the theatre.
The Troubadour" was carried forward by
tho same artists that woro but lately con
corned In Its exposition. Horr Perottl was
seen In tbo glory of velvet, block tin, and
plumes; Herrltelehmnnn wound nnd unwound
blmsolf In tho traditional and picturesque if
not exnctlyserviceablo mnntleottho DlJ.unat:
and Frauleln Frank nnd Frau Sonntog-Uhl
were, respectively, Leonora and irucrria. Blg
nor Perotti's Jannco was, as heretofore, the
most striking of tho evening's portrayals, and
tbe usual enthusiasm was callodfoith by bis
"Dlquolla plra." which bad to be repeated.
Jit Luna Ib not ono ot Herr llelchmanns hap
piest efforts, but It Is at least a respectable
achievement Ot the ladles. Frau Bonnty-Uhl
wns tho mote acceptable representative of tho
personage assigned her. Herr Soldi, as
notod, conduoted. and It is due to
him to say that ho entered Into the
spirit of the performance with moro heartiness
than be throws, bb a rule, Into the direction of
(iroceedlnas that musically, dp not Interest
dm profoundly. "The Barber ot Bagdad" nnd
ts companion ballot are not likely, from pres
ent Indications, to be behold before next week.
For Friday evening "The Queen of Bhoba" is
A Dime Museum Man tVaata Juror Culver.
Boston, Doo. 25. The proprietor of a dime
museum In this city to-day sent the following
telegram to John Culver, tbe juror In the
Oronln murder case who came near making
the jury dleagree, and who resolutely opposed
the death penalty: n . ,
BniTO'c, Pec. 2-X
To Jchn Culver ex-Juror Crmm ilunttr iwe, tvaiuion.
What tstsry will yoa cct to exhibit yourtelf In my
dime inu-cuiu t 1 am obliita to m wax fijrurei nf tho
convlcud murderer!, ae tbey are la tail 1 h" '..'!
waxflf nre of you. but preter you pereonally for exhibi
tion. W1U guarantee you ajalnil violence.
rroprlelor muni's World's mum am. DMtoa.
A Bias tn a Uowerr Museum.
Nellie Delenato, the Fire Queen In the
museum at 210 Bowory, was dovonrlng flamos
late yesterday afternoon when n canopy ovor
u wax flguro near whero sho stood caught fire.
Tho ballwaB full of spectators, but theie was
no panic, as tbe proprietor, smotherod the
flames with his coat No alarm, and slight
Fire la m Brooklyn Church.
A slight Are occurrsd at 1:80 P. M. yosterday
In Bt. frauds de Salee B. O Church In Broadway,
near Hall aireet, Brooklyn, The ildee of the attar were
' d" i.Mtfl with Mmr"ni ami wlier riirlaiinaa em
li run ant the tira w acum1 hyimeof lie ifae !
loruiuir In ronuct with them eumeut the prleeu wno
Iliad been oOloletluir aOba aertlcee ai,d the altar aticli4
ante were etui In the church, and the Die wa tuln
rulthed before the arrival ot tbe emUiia. The dausf
VNCLB BONAPARTE JTiaOINS'S WILL.
Nephew Robert Health, a Colored O. A. It.
Man, Saya the SSO.OOO la nia.
Lawyer Frnnlt E. IIIpplo of Hi Broadwny
received a visit two weeks ngo from an old col
ored mnn who snld he was heir to an estate ot
$50,000. wbleh bo wantod ths lawyer to get for
him. Ho gave his namo as Robert Smith ot
121 West 127th street and, when questioned as
to his occupation, snld In broad negro dialect
that his wife did washing. Smith told what
he had to say In a straightforward manner and
produced various documents to substantiate
The estato, which he claims, onoe belonged
to his undo, Bonaparte Wiggins, who died In
Washington lost August aged 90 odd years.
Mr. Wiggins had been a shipping merchant
and wns one of the many colored people who
settled In Washington after the war. Accord
ing to Smith's story, bis unclo said to him, ten
years ago: " llobort when 1 leave fordegoldon
shoro, you'll git all I've got" Mr. Wig
gins did not loave until last summer,
and his nephew was then In this city.
When tho will wns read It was
found thnt Wiggins hnd left all his property,
consisting of four coasting vessols, which nre
nt presont nt a dock In Washington, and a bank
account of $20,000, to bis nephew, Bobert
Smith. The vessols nro supposo to bo worth
tli.000 apleco. Smith says ho did not hoar ot
his uncle's doath until about tbroo weeks ago.
He was stnndtng nt Fulton Ferry when he was
accosted by the Iter. Mr. Brown of Washing
ton, a colored chaplain during the olvllwar,
" I thought you wore dond,'rsald the Rev. Mr.
" Who dead? Whntcher tnlkln' nbout V an
swered Smith, who thought his old comrado
wns trying to play n joke on him.
" Wby, down In Washington your sisters aro
telling everybody thnt you are dead nnd can't
clnlin tbo money your Uncle Wiggins loft you."
This, Smith said, was the first Intimation he
had of his uncle's doath. Mr. Brown advised
Mm to go Immediately to Washington and
there prove thnt he was still allvo. Smith said,
"1 alnt got but two nIckols."Thoroupon his com
rade advnnced him tho monoy nnd thoy went
to Washington together that afternoon. Thoy
enlled upon tbe eounsol for Smith's sisters, and
Smith told his story. The lawyor said he did
Sot bellovo It, and ovon If It wore true, the lato
Ir. Wiggins was incompetont to make a will,
and bo nil the monoy would .hnvo to goto his
two ohlldren, who nro living with Smiths sis
ters. Tho caso oumo up In 1 nlrfnx Court House
n fow days later, and Smith wns put on tbe
stand. Ho testified that Mr. Wiggins was not
married, nnd tbnt ho thought his sisters hnd
luggod In some strnngo children so that they
could iret tho monoy tuotnselvoH.
In telling tho story last night Smith sold:
"Comrndo Btown nnd mo 'rnngod it so
dnt when he'd bob his head I wuz
dumb, and whon hod shako his head
I'd talk. Doy pesteredmo wld quostios
'bout dls and dnt till I jobb got tired nnd
'journed do court I told do jedgo dnt I wnnted
togltCap'nllnyos. He wuz a pilot fo' do old
mnn, nn' ho know nil about de will and weddor
Wiggins wuz married. WlgglnB married 1 Hot
hoi hoi" Tho Fairfax court was adjourned
until tbo March term.
Though absolutely uneducated, Bmlth is very
Intelligent Ho served as cabin steward on the
United Btntos Bteamer Mississippi during the
Mexican war. He wns woundod in an action
off Vera Cruz, and recolvcB a pension of $10 a
month. Whon the late wnr broke out be went
as steward with tho beventy-ilrst Now 'iork
ltegimont nnd rnn at Bull Hun. Ho subse
quently enlisted in n colored regiment, and
was made an otderly sergeant. Ho belongs to
the Grand Array. Bmlth says he thinks ns is
70 years old, but isn't quite sure.
PASTOR aOODAZ.L'3 MARRIAGE.
Advised by Ills Deaeona, lie Breaks with
Mill Smith and AVed. Hln llelt
Nr-WAltK, Dec. 25. The Itov. It. B. Goodall
is the pastor of the Oakwood Avenuo Baptist
Church nt Ornnge, and to-day it was first
made publlo that a little trouble in this colored
congregation had culminated on Wednesday
in the marriage of tho pastor to Miss Emma
Bell ot Charleston. Miss Boll boarded In
Ornngo a yoar ago. and somebody tent won'
to hor brother lu Charleston that he should
come and take care of hor. He came North
and took hor home, aftor a slight quarrel with
ths pastor. Mr. Goodall and Miss Bell corre
sponded all through tho spring and summer,
nnd Mr. Goodnll spent his vacation in a visit
to Miss Boll's home.
Before this. It Is said. Mr. Goodall had boen
paying attention tn Mies Smith, the organist
or his church, and before going South on the
visit referred to be sent Mist Bell bar letters
and n ring and broko off tho engagement A
reconciliation toot plaee during his visit, evi
dently, and reoently, also, he aocepted a call to
a church In Georgia. He will take charge of
It In January.
Ho was engnged to be married to Miss Bmlth
on December Ul. Somebody lnformod Miss
Hell of this and she came North with hor
brother nnd Inslstod that tho old ongngomonl
was not broken. The biothor Insisted thnt tho
minister should marry bis sister, and tbe mat
ter wus laid bofore tho trustees of the church.
Goodall hoard that he was to bo sued for
brench of piomle, nnd taking the advice of an
unknown trlondho begged oil Irom Miss Bmlth
nnd married Miss BelL This was after papers
were served In a suit for brench of promise,
and after slxtoen deacons bad urged him to
take this course and save tbo church from
Bcandnl. He wont bouth on Saturday, and he
said tbat ho would not roturn to Orange.
RVTINO ALL THE IIOU3ISS.
Novel Method of a Kanaaa Town fbr Beat
Inc Ita Blval.
Kaksas City, Dec. 25. A county seat elec
tion Is soon to bo hold In Rawlins county In
the northwebtern part of Kansas. Two towns
aro competing for tho honor of being the seat
of Government Atfrood nnd Blnkeman. The
latter town has begun a novel method of cam
paigning. A fund has been subscribed to buy
all the houses In Atwood and move them to
Blnkeman. and thus dopopulate Its rival.
Forty-seven dwelling Iiousob and stores bnve
already been purchased and moved to Blake
man, nnd tho nurobailucconirnittee Is negotia
ting for a majority of the remainder. The peo
ple ot Atwond nre said to bo hard up and qulto
willing to dlsposo of their houseB at a fair
price. The lllakeman purchasing commltteo
is backed by n railroad and a town company
anl lindn no difllculty in raising tbe necessary
funds. The Blnkeman people are confident of
success at the oomlng election.
FouttiAND, Deo. 25. Old lumbermen Bay
tbat 'he present Is the worst season for their
business tbat has been experienced for thirty
years. Evor since the heavy rains ot early Oo
tober the woods and logging roads have been
a perfeot quagmlro of mud and tbe swamps
and lowlands full of water, making it next to
impossible to get teams to the landings with
out a great deal of bridge building, which Is
slow and expensive work. There are a quar
ter or a third moro men and horses In the Pe
nobBcot woods this season than there were In
1838, and yet not nearly as muoh progress has
been made to date as had been made one year
ago this time. Last winter was a remarkably
favorable one for lumbermen, tho snowfall bo
lngjuat right and the result was the largest
log cut. for tbe force employed, ever known on
If the conditions from this time out should
be fairly favorably the out of 1889-DO will ex
ceed tbat of 18H8-89 by 10.000,000 to 15.000,000
feet although, in proportion to the number of
men and teams in the woods, the excess should
be 80,000,000 feet Before tbe last rain there
were from five to seven lnohes of enow on ths
West Branch, and It Is likely that most of that
disappeared la the storm, leaving affairs In a
worse condition than ever. About throe Inches
or Know have fallen In Bangor since the rain,
and possibly six inches in the woods, but at
least a foot more will bo required before the
logging crows can make muoh progress. The
up-river roads are so badly mired that twenty
miles a day is all tbat u good team can oover.
Ths Moosobead Ice is so thin that no teams
have as yet ventured upon it Many horses
lave been drowned by breaking through tbe
ce In small lakes, their drivers baroly escap
ing with their lives. Altogether It is a season
unpreiedcnted In the annals of lumbering on
Tha House of the Widow of James Flak
NoimiAMTTON, Mass., Deo. 25. Tbe house
at North Hatfield ocoupled by the widow ot
Jim Flsk was burned last night together with
four barns, whloh contained several tons ot to
bacco and many farming Implements. One of
tbo occupants of ths house narrowly oucaped
donth. and Mri. Flsk lost many valuables. The
houfo wns olio of the lltiust country rosldoncos
In this region. The loss on the buildings la
nearly $1UU0U: well Insured. This is tbe fourth,
time wlttiln a few years that houses occuplod
by Mrs. Flsk have teen burned, and in eaoh
cue tbe fire seems to have been ot incendiary
Sen. J. Mndlaon Drake Injured.
Elizabeth;, Dec, 25. A horse ibelonging to
Hen. J Uadlion Praia ran awar tn JelTereon avenue to
ilav !en, lirukc. who nai noi In the wejcou, tried to
Ieiop the autmaU hui he wae kuocked duwn and trampled
on Ue waa lifted op unceneoloye and taken to hU
home. 1IU wounde are eevere, but It U thought not
mtnal. baa been deluiou Marly ail ot tbe time
since the eceuneao.
OVER HILL AND It ALB.
A. Fine Itnn by the Americans.
Tho tireless harrlorsot tho American Ath
lotlo Club assombled at Sohlosser's Hotel. Fort
Lee, yesterday morning, to engage In ono ot
the longest haro-and-honnd runs In the annals
ot the club's history. It wns a beautiful day
for the sport just a trifle wnrm, but neverthe
less thore waa a goodly number of tho dub's
mombors nnd a great mony moro from other
elubs on hand. Tho party was photographed
by Mr. Itoblnson, and the haros gtartod at
Tho officers of the day woro: E. C Bowman,
starter! L. A. Blumonthal. A. A. O., reforoo; J.
F. Robinson. P. A. Q. judgo. nnd J. McGuIre,
timer. The baros woro W. It. Whlto. J. W.
Bailey, and a Brltton. They had six minutes'
start on the pack. Tho ofllcore ot tho hounds
wore: A. B. Malloy, master: II. Rlochers and B.
Leveln. whips. Tho route laid out by the hares
was a beautiful ono, up bill and down dale,
through enchanting valloys, and over silvery
streams and barbod-wlro fences to Euglewood.
The hounds made a flno start, but bad not
gone far bofore one ot their number, Louis
Levoln, was suddenly taken ill on account ot
the paco bocoming too hot. He was left In
ebargo of ono ol tho whips. The pack wero
not dolnved long, but preBeod on until they
reached the house of E. C. Cnrtor. the ex-chnm-plon
cross-country rnnnor. They stopped here
long enough. to wlBh Mr. Cnrtor nnd family a
"Morry Cbrlstmns" nnd partako of somo
Christmas cheer, nnd wore oft ngnln as hnrd ns
ever. Tbo routo bnok was n difficult one. lend
ing up and down the Pnllsados. Clambering
over big rocks was not the only difficulty tbo
runners hnd to contend with. A now ono pre
sented Itself In tbo fact tbat the hares hnururt
met rt nn -
Considering tho amount of work they hnd
atready done, tho run In wns a mnrvolInUB nuo,
some of tho men showing splendid speed. Tho
flnlBh wns mado In tho following order: ..
Kdge. A. Allen, a D. Grocn, and 11. PfollTer. fnl
lowod by A. 8. Malloy, II. Itlechcrs, K Levoln.
W. Buchor. It. It Jlatnloi:. Tanner and Kenny
of tha Atalnntas. L. F. Brauu, II. O. Samuels,
and A. B. Mamlok.
The rest enmo tn nil bunched together. Tho
dlstnnco covered was about thirteen mllos.
The tlmo occupied wns lully two hours. Aftor
the usual bath and rub down an adjournment
wns mnde to tho dining room, whero the now
hungry men pnrtook ot n flno Christmas din
nor. The Inctdonts or tho run wero gone over.
Mr. MoGulro mnde an entortnlnlng speouh
Which was cheered to the echo. Aftor tho
viands had boon washed down with copious
draughts of nomothlng strongor than coffee
the boys repaired to their homos sutislled that
the Chtistmas paper chase was a howling success.
A HAUL OF IIUKGLARS.
The Bt, IAnl Police Captnre the Gang and
Recover Stolen Property.
St. Facij, Doc. 25. Tho olty dotoctlvo forco
have captured a gang of thloves, located tho
fences where their plundor was storod, and
captured about $1,000 worth of stolon goods.
They have been shadowing tbo suspected per
sons for somo tlmo, and early yesterday morn
ing when three young mon omorced from 7
Hill street, whore Mmo. Madeline Frellng
huysen lives, they were oollared. August
Holdlngren, tho loader ot the gang who bave
been doing all the duyllgbthousobroaktng jobs
which have kept the police guessing during
tho past six months, is a workbouso convict
who has beon known as a petit larceny thiol
for yenrs, but has never been suspected of
having the faculty for larger operntions.
Atter nrrestlng these three the deteotlves
went to 7 Hill street and begun a search, which
revealed a largo quantity of stolon property
stored In tho basement. Mmo. Frollnghuvson
was nt once arrested on tho charge ol receiving
stolen goods. In tho mean tlmo Llout Cook
and Detective Ahenrn went to tho houso at
118 East Ninth street, which hns bcon run ns n
laundry bv Mrs. Lllen Bradslmw, long known
to the police as ncroolcedebaraotor. and plncod
ber under nrrost In this house thoy secured
all the silverware, valued at $500. stolen n
month ago from the residence ot Mrs. Julia B.
Oakes. Among the goods recovered from
Mme. Frollnghuyson's wore sevcrnl silk
dresses, loco cuttalns, parlor omnmonts. nnd
all sorts of brlo-n-brno taken from the resi
dence ot Mrs. Hatch, on Broadway, nnd a quan
tity of fine clothing, tollot articles, and house
hold knlck knacks belonging to the family ot
II. P. (Hall of tho Keening Newn. Tho pris
oners wore arraigned boforo Judgo Burr, nnd
held for further hearing.
FEEDING THE NbWSUOTB.
Six Hundred of Them Enjoy the Bounty of
Mr. Flleaa nt the JtodBlDB House.
A certain young man went down to tha
corner of Dunno and New Cbambeis streets
last evening and foil among nowBboys. Seve
ral hundied of them were fed in the house at
the corner by Mr. William M. Fliess. Mr. Flless
has done this generous thing for mnny years,
and last evening his hungry clients ate up 200
pounds ot turkey, 500 of potatoes, S00 pounds
of ham, and any amount of bread and fixings tn
less time than you oould say Jack Robinson.
There was none ot the usual Impromptu ball
playing, with pies as missiles, although 100
pies wero cut up and put upon the tables. A
big man stood at the door with a club In his
hand, but bo did not ubb it. At least 200 of the
boys, regular lodgors, took off tholr coats bo
fore sailing In, but tbey did not come to Mows.
The boys were fed iu relays, and although
the dining room would not seat more than 160
or so at a time, the whole outtlt hnd been
cleared up by COO boys one hour. Nohodyjwho
wanted anything to eat wns denied admission,
and everybody behaved admirably.
Four newsboys were snuggling in a doorway
as it reporter of Tiik Bun left the lodging
houso. Ono of thorn took a snipe vide Bart
lett's dictionary of slang: Bnlpo a discarded
cigar stub from his pooket. and, alter lighting
"Well, wot did yer get?"
"I didn't get ntiflln' but a mince plo." re
sponded a comrade, eying the snipe jealously.
" I got a wing and a tall." said another.
"Ratal" exclaimed tbo fourth, "why didn't
yer ask for stuflln' V" Thoy was plenty of It It
you'd only had tho sand to make 'em get it"
UE TRIED TO KILL UlCIl LOVBIt.
A Father Alma Ills Plalol at a "Vonnc Mnn,
but la Killed Illtaaeir.
TuacoiiA, 111., Doc. 25. Lust nlslit at Kow
man, twenty miles east ot here, John Button
waa shot and Instantly killed by Arthur Craig
ot Indianapolis, who arrived In the town only
an hour before with the Intention, it is said, ot
marrying Craig's daughter, who Is a teacher in
thn Newman High Sohool. Button violently
objectod to Craig's oourtsblo, but tho young
man pushed his suit in spite ot tbe father's
1 he latter entered the store of Walter Rivers
late In tbe evening nnd began flourishing a re
volver. Craig soon after entered, and Button
levelled his weapon and pulled tbe trigger.
Tbe cartridge failed to explode, and before
Sutton could aim again Craig drew blB weapon
and shot him twtoo through the head. Sutton
died Instantly, and Craig was arrested, but to
day wan released by the Coroner's Jury. He
left for home. Craig is a nephew of Represen
tative J. B. Craig of Mattoon, and has an ex
cellent reputation. Sutton was a prominent
Grand Army man.
Electrlo Wires Jutt aa Daaieroue to Line
men When Placed Tinder Oround.
The professional eloctriclanB look with
quiet and amused contempt upon the city's oo
tlon In cutting down tbe electrlo light wires.
Ons of them, a superintendent In ono of the
largest electrlo light works in the United
"For orthotic roosons I think tbe wires
ought to come down. They badly disfigure
tbe city. . But that ts tbe only purpose that oan
be served. Tbe general public Is In only tbo
very slightest danger from tbe overhead wires.
If it exercises reasonable care over Itself. The
linemen are almost tbe only people who ever
get hurt And their calling will be juBt'as dan-
ferous with the wires underground as It Is now.
twill be mors dlfllcult to keep the wires in
proper order after thoy are burled, und I
prophosy tbat there will bo just as much con
cern over them then as there is now.
Storekeepers will be just as likely to lower
their lamps and tbe publlo just as quick to
blame the companies for resulting accidents as
in the post But the olty will look better. I
Highway Bobbery In Harlem.
George Koehler of 63G Courtlandt avenue and
Martin Jlamcli of Ui8 !!ut 1.VM street were locked up
in the J'uet 2 Hi itreet police atatfou laet nlKht on tho
ohurire of lilihvvnr ro ibery
.Mlrarted by a wimian'a ecrrama about ( t, M Police.
inauMorckle lianeiirit to rourlh avenue and I'jutn
etreel, where he found lira. Hoianua i-uillh. uo veare
old. ofast Kait.l.KM ureet. who .M that her pocket
book ana ehawl had been eaatched from her or two
men. Tbe polloeman saw the prlaonare runntnr down
lotrthareuue and orertook them. Tbey cafd tber
were trying to eaten a car. The pocketboek antaHawl
were not found.
Trampled by m Brewery "Wagon florae.
Thomas Worden of 21 Mulberry streot. New
ark, etaccerrit arroie the street seaterdey morning and
ran aialim u team of bin uorera attached to a brawery
wagon itaadlue-In front of a saloon UefeU under the
feet ot the borne, and wae tramoted noon by one of
then and so severely tslured thai there ul doubts of
..al MCOitry. Ue U at t&e Cliy Ueejiul. "wuul"
fliMnnn. vtoTontAB. rtrinncr.n. t.'o to ts
BI.HI'1118. VIOTOltlAB, UKOUOFD l TO 8
Fl.F.llllt. nUMHMtrt, RhDUtll'.ll 4VI TO fli
8LKIOIIH I'llAETONS. ItKtltlOIIII. SKI TO in
HI.Mdllrt. PIIAbTONH. KKDUfl'.D 37V TI) '.IK)
f)I.!ilIIR CANADA TUBS, riRUUCKD... 171 TO 19
HI.MOII8. PIIAHT0N8. llliDCOliD TI) 17V
HLKIIIIIH. OLD OlMrOIlT-!, RhlJUCED. IV) TI) fi)
KLIilailS JUMT SKATS. HKDUOhU, ., 100 TO 75
ronTLAND0, nEDcenn yrtovt n to mo. two to rs.
I'OKTLA.NPS, ItliUUCKU FKUM HO TO tt 30 TO fcltk
JirtBWBTKR r-HAF.TON Rt.MIUII. FtnCOND HAND,
FLvNimAU VIOTOIltA 8LRIIIII. tH-COVI) IIANP.
ri.ANDUAU VIOTOIIIA HLMlUL Hhl'OND II AN II.
C-1'ASBBMUER AI.HANY. 4 PAHSBNUEII ALU AN V.
FI.AMintV .t: CO.,
m, 374. 070 lii-oome St.
ItANH IIKI.IVKIIV VU1H. AI.I, HTlLF.Mt rDI.I.T
WARRANTED. IIUV II? MANUFACrtllthR; UAVU
JtO.NKY. WAllONt TAKR!. IN I'.XCIIANnl!.
HUDSON VtAOON CO., M2 HUDSON ST.
XOR BALB OR Tni'LKT-Onepalr"of horeee. deeply
. brown. 10.1 lilfh, tf veare old irood it) to and action,
onna and kind, at Itrf Wot :mh it
pooD UORSB FOR SALE C1IHAP. 133 Thompson
HORSES FOR HAI.K-Ultle nsTrment core, alee
eeoond.hand warone, herntee. and w heele, cheap, at
United htatee bxpreee ro'aitabtea, corner ot sth and
llendereon !., Jorney City
WANTED 8tnall.lzed brooirham. complete order;
live maker's name and price.
1IKOU0I1 AM. ISO Hast 125th SL
EQUESTRIAN OUTFITS! Illustrated catstornes free.
WHITMAN BAUDLIi CO IIS Chamber! St.
THE BARKEEPER WAS TOO QUICK,
A. Tonsil Cnatomer Thrvatena to BhooS
and la Promptly Hhot.
Jaraea Grnnoy of 68G Morris avenuo wno
shot In the left arm. just bolowthe shoulder,
at mlJnlcht on Tnosday, by Ilonry Bchleef, a
saloon keeper at 619 Morris avenue. Tho
wound la slight. The woundod man was sent
to tho Harlem Hospital by Policeman CellK
Bchleef surrendered himself to tho Morrlsanla
police. JuBtlco Tatntor released blm undor
t3.000 ball, which was Riven by Brewer Otto
HQptel. In the Morrlsanla Court yesterday.
Qraney succooded Owen Dennan and Charles
Mulholland in tbe leadership of tbe Fros Hol
low pans:, and is known to the police as
"Shanty" Graney. Michael Dectnon, brother
of tbe old loader ot the Ranc. dlod and was
burled from his lato homo In Third avenue,
near 141st street, on Saturday. Graney and a
friend attandod tbo funeral. On their
return from tbo cemeteiy Graney and
his frlond entered Bcbloet's saloon nnd
ordered Hchloef to "set up tho drinks."
Bchleot prolorred pay for his liquor, and told
Graney so. Graney throatonod to wrenk-the
place, and Schleet started to oioct blm. Graney
clapped bis hands on his hip pocket with a
threat to sboot tho saloon keopor If he touched ,
him. Theieupnn Bchleef socured a revolver 1
and fired, tho ball taklns effect In Graney's
arm. Graney's threat seems to have beon a
sort of bluff to frlsbten hcbloof into eivins
him the liquor, as no pUtol was found on the
In tbe palmy days of tho Fros; Hollow Rang
the threat to wreck a saloon was no Idle one,
ns dozens of saloon koopors can testify.
" Cleanlnc out "saloons was tho favorite pas
time of the cane, and thoy did it most effectu
ally In a dozen Insrnncos, leavlnc scarcely a
whole window, bottle or bar llxturo iu life
places tbey visited. In ono Instnnco thoy tore
out, tho front or a saloon bodily, until it was
feared that the strength of the houso itself was
Tbe RanR Is now reduced to a mere handful J
of younc toushs. who Rive llttlo trouble ,
Last summor Graney and sovoral others ot
tbo enntr trlod to steal veRetnblos from Mr.
Hammond's markot eardon nearHnth stroot
nnd Webster avenue. When discovered,
Graney stoned Hammond's houso, breaking
tbo windows and enilaUROrlng the Inmates.
Policeman Gohl ot tbe Moerlslanla Police Court
squad has bela a warrant ncalnBtthe accused
for this ofTenao slnco Aucust, and Grnnoy is
now a prisonor In the Harlem Hospital.
A FIVE-CENT TREE.
Very Inexpensive Glfta, but Appronrlatee
the Clivers Thought,
Ever slnco Monday morning an up-town
physician has been prowling around among
the toy shops, now and again investing all of .
five cents for one article or another. Clerks
wero astonished and cosh girls were irritated
in getting change for him, for he never bought
anything which cost more than a nickel. It wus
evident that he could afford to buy more ex
pensive gifts, but he did not do It He was ons
ot a party of half a dozen men In his neigh
borhood who had found the ordinary, Rleetui
Christmas jollifications somethlnc of a bore,
and to relieve tbe monotony they had hit upon
a groat scheme.
It was consummatod yesterday. A big tree J
was set up In the parlor of ono of tho party, and
nil the conspirators wore present with their
families. The treo was loadod down with what
lonkod like handsome gifts, but when they
were delivered, one at a time, with solemn
ceremony, tbey proved to be knick-knacks of
oil sorts, worth exactly live oents apiece. The
fun was great, on account not only of the novel
ty of tbo idea, but becauso the nbtslclan bad
managed to bit off the peculiarities of all bla
filenus. A musician received a three-Inch
violin, originally Intended as a German favor:
a brother physician hod a skeleton articulated
to dance absurdly on touoblng a Bering; the
handsomest lady in tho group had a bell, sup
posed to suggost a nun on ber standing In so- ,
ciety; the veracious hlstoilan carried off an a
alphabet book fully Illustrated; and altogether
the laugh was on everybody.
Bad Poultry for the City's IVarde,
Over 4,000 pounds of poultry was con
demned as unfit for food by beads ot depart
ments in tho institutions controlled by the De
partment ot Charities on Tuesday night.
Commissioners Bheeby and Porter spent tha
time up tol A. M. yestorduy supplying the de
ficiency. The contractor had agreed to fur
nish the poultry at 11 cents a pound, but tbat
bougnt to take the place of tbe condemned
meat oost 22 cents,
John Street (Bandar School's Christmas.
Tho old John Street Methodist Church was a
filled last evening with members of the Bun
day school and their frlonds. The teachers
and pupils ocoupled the platform. There was
an elaborate programme of songs, choruses,
recitations, and dialogues, after which gifts
were distributed among the pupils. Many ot
the teachers wero rememoored by their
Old Trinity's Christmas Servleee.
Old Trinity Church's Interior was deoorated
with holly and ereryretn In honor ot Christmas tide A.
yesterday, and at tbe special morulnit unices which t
began at II o'clock every teat waa filled. The opening
voluntary, Lemmen's "Christmas Odertory," was ren
dered by Victor Baler on Ike organ. Tor the anthem
the choir tany llopkln's "Let ue now to "The Kyrie
was suns: to Uullmani's music and for theeffertery
Uadea "Ve Seraphic Hosts" was sunr M. 0. Farr was
the tenor, and Henry hielner U e hiss soloist. The
rector, Hie Iter Dr. Moriran Ulx, delivered a short ser
mon appropriate to the Christinas teason. Alter the
servlceethelarner part of the conrctfaUon partook of
A Dinner est the Youac Men's Institute. k
One hundred and eighty members ot ths
Yonnr Wen's Institute, a branch et the Y, U. 0. A, bad
a Christmas dinner yesterday at the rooms ot tbe Insti
tute. 223 Uowery At in the cue of all trot Christmas
dinners, the feature of the repaH was that much sacrt
lUrdhlrd the lurkev T' ilinuer wie alTen by Cleve
land II Hoilue. I'errr 1' I'm Jr., and VI. I4y.nr True.
After dlnnrr there was ieaklux by 11 R. MoHurner,
Oeueral Kecreurr r Hie V w. f A., who presided l'r.
T. M Hull. pliiical director of the lnsutute, Actlns 9
Secretary K. O Baldwin, and others. M
Ely's Cream Balm H5K31 1
WIIXtvintK f&TAR'rlsM 1
I I'rl.-r ho I nil.. Efr sjjg I
Apply Balm Into each nostril. Wmw&vQ&li I
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