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flf DAMROSCH'S' OPERA STARS.
B " i ii H Mr axyaejts that a jib itc ma JH COSIVAtlT THIS SEASON. H sVsa. Mohor-Raveasteln and Ernst Kraas jDH Chlrf Among (ha Number laterrat In H Return of f.llll Libnarn-The Repet- B tolro emd Intlnernrr of tho Company. rjHB "Walter Damroscli's opera company starts tbe lH. season this year under rattier exceptional clr- 'Vi cumstances. It will lie more than It has keen njjH daring preceding unisons n permanent organl- H ration, although thocresent Ii rathor a, briefer Hj atot) than any hitherto plannod by Mr. Dam- H( roach. A largo proportion of the company's B time will be ipent In Philadelphia, and for ;V evon weeks ths organization will ka heard nt I the Academy of Mualo In that city. The tour following this engagement Is no Buch lengthy and expensive enterprise as Mr. Damroscli's last trip HH'' through tho West nnd South, which exhausted H,' in railroad fares tho protlts of the undertaking. Hjj During the Philadelphia season the company jH' w1" sing In 'Washington nud Daltlmoro several K; times, and Cincinnati, Hi. Louis. Pittsburgh. Hll Boston, and Now York will be the other cities jHu visited on the tour. St. Louis, which was twice HHill an unprofitable stopping place for tho Dam- lUI ' rosesh company, has this year guaranteed him jH I against lots, and tho samo arrangements hare Hj I ben made for Plilladelphla. So tho Damroich JH i Company starts out this eetson with the pros- fH pect of an unusually successful experience. In H l addition to tho operas to be given In Uerman Ithe policy of the company will be somewhat tuore liberal, and In Philadelphia there will bo performances In Fronch nnd Italian as well by HI muc uonon-nATEssTrrw. H' i lime. Emma Eames, Emma Calve, and Melba 1H I asMM.Plancon. SallgnacCremonlnl, and other fK t ' singers of the Abbey. Schoeffcl & Grau com- JR i pany. This arrangement was made last spring, E j when Mr. Damrosch secured fur his New York In ,1 Mason the Metropolitan Opera Houses. Ml 1 The most interesting feature of the company Mi' 1 1 to New Yorkers will be the return of Lilli B Uf Lehmann, who has not been heard here for 9. I five years. Her last appearances wero mode H' u here Ave years ago at the Metropolitan, when, HI' under the strain of overwork which fell to her ' f that season, her strength gave way. This was HI i followed by a nervous trouble, which prevented UEb her from appearing In opera, although she sang Kf in concert In Germany, as well as In Pari-, with JH i great success. Last summer she sang JJrunn- Wf t nlde at Bayrenth. where twenty years before, ' 1 as one of the Rhine maidens In "Das Hheln- ffl I gold." she had commenced her career as a Wag- Hf H nerlan singer. The golden days of her career ID U were spent here In New York, and her reputa- )m i II tlon was gained In this city at the Metropolitan. il when Anton Sridl was conductor there, I Ii Mme. Lehmann Is said to retain In their original 1 strength the qualities which gained her eral- i nence as a Wagnerian singer. Lately sbe has 'J been singing In concert In the German cities. Hi I? Dessan she received a decoration from the ,M Prince of Anhalt. When sbe was singing hero Hf ( I at the Metropolitan. Mme.Lebmann was tnecor- VH I l i respondent of one of the Berlin newspapers, and Kf ll , EMST KIIACS. STJ V 'je 18 J""' contributed to a German magazine I I . tho history of Her experiences last summer at Hf "1 Ilayreuth. bhe will be heard this year as the (I I ( ) Jtrunnhllde aud holdr. With ber husband. MM j Paul Kullscb. and her slater, Marie Lehmann, I ' for many rears a uir7.ro soprano at the Grand Ml ,1,1 Opera in Vienna, she will arrive here In Jan Hat ! uary. ft h 8lnre Paul Kallsch sang here first he has de- HM It !) veloped Into a heroic tenor, and he Is now Trl- HMJ i 'in, Floi (Stan, aud Tanuliilutcr, where he was MB f il formerly heard as Don (Jtlnrto, Uanrteu, and Ml DiinJml. Ilia artlxtlc progress has come cbleily I 7n since his marriage to Mmii. Lehmann, and he Is ! I. now one of tho tenors at tho Koyal Opera Hcuse I MV V I in Berlin. Ho Is a son of the Kalfach who IIHb )l I founded the well-mown com.o paper Kladdcr- I nHHfl I dattcli, and was an architect until advised by ( w Mme. Pattt to cultivate liis voice. Ihen ha ! j went to Italy and studied In Milan. After sing- 11VH 1 1 Ing for two years In Unly he was engaged at H . ifll Munich, and then enme to this country, where tHB '(" he was married to LI II I Lehmann. He sang In ) 1,1 various theatres after hla return to Europe un- f ) 111 til he was finally engaged at Berlin. Ills last JhVi III appearances here with his wife wero during the JsavFff lV- season in which she sang at the Metropolitan ssKl .iV under Abbex, Schoeffel Orau. During that ssS I iVHl season he was heard as t'loreetan. Manrlco, and aBf I fl DonOUaHn. I9f 1,1 If Chief among the singers new to this country IW I I II ' &iroe, Cecelia Mohor-Havensteln, who will W I I II take the place In the company left vacant by I i 1 Mme. Klafsky's death. rhe is a native of Mar- I f i I bnrg. In Germany, and began her musical Hj a III stualesabout sixteen years ago nt Vienna, where Bb II she was first under tho direction of Mme. HHl CXBti BOUM1-.I1. Hffl Bruckner ami Prof. Wel, and later she com- IILW pleted her musical education at Frankfort nn- isHB der Prof, Stnckhauseu's care. Her ilf-but was aHsVvX made ten years ago at the Court Thcatrn of JB V Mannheim as Wlanifli In "Tantilillu'er." Two B r years later sht sang JJiiiMniOile and JtoUle for fy ! the first time under the direction of Kull Paur P' IB and later of Felix Welnguerlner. now one of the JP directors at Berlin. He recently declared In a T." i, uamphlot published last summer aud called J aBassm. ,.' v .. iVAW! I'.idrvft Hv .'fc.i . 7 ,,,s "Rtudlc of Bayrenth" that Mmey, Moho navensteln was tho best JJntnnhllde.of the pres ent time. After her experience at Mannheim the singer was married to tlerr Havensteln, an architect, who Is at present with her In this country. At her marriage she retired from the stage, and makes her reappearance under Mr. Damroscli's direction. TI10 leading tenor of the company Is a young singer never before heard here, although be comes to this country with high endorsement", and Mr. Damroson Is confident that he will be able to fill tbo place of a tenor as popular as Ilorr Alvary, whno roles ho wilt sing. Ills name Is L'rnst Krans, nnd like Hrrr Alvary, when he came to this country first, Ilorr Krnus TAUr, KALISCIT. is only at tho beginning of his career In Ger many. Ho has recently been engaged at the Koyal Opera In Borlln to succeed HerrUudehus, tht well-Known tenor, who Is about to retire. Hrrr Krnus la said to be thirty-two jears old, and Is mors than six feet In height. He sings the leading tenor roles. Including Lofieiivlii, Tiimtuftuer, SIctirittL, FtUft. iliuiul. and Iih Jittf. He has sung previously at Mannheim and Wiesbaden. Carl Sommer, a barltono, who has for several seasons been one of the principal singers nt the opera bouse in Vienna, is another singer not be fore heard in this country. He will nDpear In "The Flying Dutchman," "Faust," "Carmen," and " Die Wnlknre." Herr Ernst of Berlin, who has been for several years one of the tenors there, it another new singer, lie will be hcArd in all of the lighter tenor roles. One of the youngest singers in tho company Is Fritz Derschusek, who was born In Germany, but moved to the United SUtes when a child. He returned to Germany when a youth and began the cultivation of his voire lliero. ap pearing first at Mannheim, after having com pleted his musical studies under Prof. Ounzln Frankfort. The young baritone lias sung for several years In Germany, aud has succeeded In the Wagner and Italian repertoire. Fraule'ln Gadskl, who is well known hero, has added two new roles to her repertoire. Oneuf these Is Sentu In "The Flvlng Dutchman." and the other Jicudo In "Carmen," which she will sing In French with Mme. C11lv.1V She may also bo heard as lirumihthtc in " Siegfried." The repertoire of tho Damrosch company will not this year be limited to tho operas of Wag ner, but will include a much wider ranee of works. Nearly all of the Wngner operas will be sung, including the rnrelr heard prelude to the trilogy "Das lthelngold." The other operas to be given will Include "The Huguenots." and other French works. The company opens tho season here In March at the Metropolitan Opera House, and will contluuo for four weeks. Thu Phlladelnhla season commences one week from to-morrow night. sixaEns irno i'i.eabi: hviiofb. llaayt Now Successful There, Were Fall urea at the UetropotltUD. Some of the singers formerly at the Metro politan aro distinguishing thomselves, seem ingly. In Europe, nlthoogb tbey found no great success In this country, Posiibly the most striking case is that of Sibyl Sanderson, who appears to have made at Milan a genuinely successful series of appearances. She sang at La Scola there, and received great critical praise, and a more significant evidence of her success In the form of a reSngagemeot. After she had appeared the number of times originally agreed uiren. Miss Sanderson's en gagement was lengthened. She tang other roles than Afanon. and her success Is attributed mainly to that fact. A compatriot of Miss Sanderson was advising her one day last sum mer against the mistake of appearing fur the first time In a new city as Afation, and when the singer had recalled the occasions on which a d6but In this opera by Massanet had brought her ill luck. It seemed probable that there might be some 111 luck associated with the part. But the woman who was talking based her advice on something more substantial than bad luck. She was a bard-headed, clear-minded American, and her explanation of tho case was sound enough. "Most singers always bare some supersti tions," she said, "about appearing In certain roles, and I'll admit that I'm not without it myself, although in Miss Sanderson's case there are better reasons for advising her against making her first appeal for favor In a new city asifanon. That was the role she sane whensho made an experimental dGbut at The Hague be fore she ever sang at the Opera Comlque In Paris, and It Is the part that she sang must at tho outset of her career. She sings it now Just as she did then, with all a beginner's faults of vocal training. 1 have fult the same necessity the speaker was an experienced singer, now retired 1. and as I began to learn more about the use of my voice 1 bad to resludy my old roles with the light I bad gotten from later practice and experience. Nobody who heard Miss San derson sing only In 'Manon' has any idea of the extent of her voice. In 'Borneo et Juli ette,' 'Thais.' and 'Faust' sbe could till thu fireat auditorium of the Oplra in Parit, whereas n Manon' sho seems to have a very small voice indeed. She baiely fills the Opi'ra Com lque. That Is because she slugs Manun Just as she did as a beginner, n bile In the parts learned later sbe knows how to uso her voice In a way to bring out all there is of it. "If Bne had made her debut in New York In some other part than Manon, her success might have been greater. But she was an ill woman when she arrived here, and sho grew steadily worse. It was only ths fear that he might refuse to allow her to come over that prevented her from consulting a physician, hhe was on the verge of a serious Illness all the time she was In the United Males." Whatever the causes may have been that led to Miss Sanderson' failure here, sbo is still successful throughout Europe. Her appear ances this winter will be uundo In Vienna, War saw, and St. Petersburg. After her Milan en gagement she returned to Paris lor a short course of study, Russia Is the happy hunting ground of many singers who have been heard at tho Metro politan. Ernesto Tamagnu Is there again this year, singing his usual rdpertolre and attract ing a degree of friendly attention which ho noyer enjojed here. Victor Maurel Is going to St- Petersburg after the performance of " Don Glovunnl," for which he Is engaged now at the Oplra Comluuo in Paris, blgrid Arnoldson Is already there, unci is about to appear in "Lohengrin," which will be a surprise to the audiences that remember the lliln lit tle voice she pnssesei) when in this country. The present tendency of tho prima donna to take to Wagner never had a more striking Illustration than In the case of this little woman. Marcella bemhrlch. who has not been heard here for a decudo or more. Is another of the sopranos In at. Petersburg, where she Is highly popular. .Mario Van Zaudt, hearn at the Metropolitan several years ago, has divided her time of late between Hussiaand the Rlrleru towns, but has leappeared with great success at the Opra Comlque In Pari", after an absence of more than ten vears. ftho is under contract for a series of appearances there, and will create tho rule of the heroine In Masasnet's new opera, "Cinderella." elle do Lussan Is singing through the Eng lish provinces with the Carl Horn opera com pany, and singing In English " La Vlvandltre." ''Carmen." nnd "'Tho Daughter of the Keel meut." rhe Is not likely 10 return to this coun try, as there Is no organization hero of the illg liilled character of the Carl Itosa opera com pany singing opera In English. Another singer who failed 10 take any prominent place among bis associates here is ignor de I.ucla, w ho rang three years ago at thu .Metropolitan. Here he made an Impression only as the hero uf " I Pag )lacc!,"and his appearances In "Carmen" and other operas were not highly succes-ful. But lie, too. has fared well in Itutsia. Helms returned there this season, and such Is tho demand for his services that he told Maurice Grau he would never return to this cuuntry for n salary smaller than Jl.OOO a night. "I am not the fame sort of a singer that I nsed to be," hu suld to Maurice Grau, who doubtless honed, for evrv r.nunn that the boast might be 'rue, "I have now Joined the ranks of the Sl.OUO a nlht men." Clara Hum. who sang Mcimo In " Borneo et Juliette" at theMetiopolttan last ear, returned to Paris and resumed her studies there. She Is about to sing in thu l.smoureux concerts. Elle Kutsuhsrra, who sang here with Walter Dam rosch and was then engaged for the Opera In Paris, was last siiuini; hi Krus.els. Her Paris experience was unfortunate, and it Is now ald tbatshehas not fuunu great favor at the '1 ho- IatreitelaMonnalo. Marie Brema Is' to appear there this winter as tirfrwl. Amntrlt- and 2Jrunn!iflus J SOXES Of NV8ICAL EVENTS, "Don OlorannI" wilt be snng at the Hetropoll tan Opera House to-morrow night by a cast which Includes II Intl. Lltvlnne, Traubman, Engte, and MM. Edouard de Itestke, Lassalle, Cremontnl, and IlUpham. Big. Manclnelll will condnct. On Wed. nesdsy night "Faust" will be given In rrench with tho usual cast, which comprises Mmei. Melba, Bauermeliter, and Mantelll, and MM. Jean and Eilouard du flesike and Campanarl. Slg. Devlg. nanl wilt direct. Mme. Calve appears here 'for ths first time thu season on Friday night, and will make her dihut In "Carmen," U, Ssllgnao will be heard In New York for the first tlmo as Don Jotl, and Mme. Entries will sing iheatlu. MM. Lstaalle, de Vrles, and Dars will also be In the cast. At the Saturday matlnle "tlomeo et Juliette" will be sung by Mmes. Melbs, ncllna, anit Psuertnctster, and MM. Jean de Ilesske, Tlancon, Campanarl, de Vrles, and Dars, The two popular performances this week aro tho. Wednesday matln6e with "Tannhaeuser" sung by Mmei. Eames, F.njle, and Bauermelstcr, and MM. Qogny, I'laneon, d'Aublgne, and Lassalle, and the re vival on PaturJa) night of "Marta" by a cast In cluding Mmes, Englo and Mantelll and MM, Kdouard de Itestke, Cremontnl, and Castelmary, Mme. Mslba will certainly sing at tbe popular concert to night. MM. Plancon aud Campanarl will bo the other soloists and Anton Seldl will ill. rect his I'crmanent Metropolitan Orchestra, The full prorammo Is a follow si I. Overture. "Donna Diana' Rernlcek g. "Chants" Caure M. Campanarl. a. L'AIr da " Tambour Mujor." from " L CaM." Tnomas M. I'laneon. 4. (a) Dinette : aillst (M Serenade MotklOMBkl C. "Beilllaua" Massenet Mmr. MWbs. n. Second Hungarian llhapacxly I.lszt 7. Kutre 'Acte Walts, "Nalla". Dellties 8. Valie "So Saran Hoie" Ardltl 31rue- Melba. 0. "Largo At Factotum " Itosslnl M. Campanarl. 10. " Marcho Maroccalne "...... Ilcrlloa The artia'a to appear at the third musicals at the Waldorf on Tuesday afternoon aro Mario Engle, Jules Gocuy, and (Jluseppo Camnanart from the Metropolitan Opera House, and Charles Oregor owltsch, the ltusslan Motintst. The singers from the 3Ietropolttan company aro to appear only at thnan ponn'ru. The second rehearsal and concert of the Thtl. harmonic Society will be glen Friday afternoon and Saturday night at Carnegie Hall under Anton Seldl's direction. Clementine de Vore-Sapto and David BIspham will be the soloists. The pro. gramme Is as follows: Dramatic Oierture, "Uusltska." op. 87 ..Dvorak Milte No. . U irlnor J. B. Bach Flute and blrlng Orchestra. Duet otflnllatniler and rtrct, from "TheFlylngtmtch- man". .... Wagner Mme. De ere-haplo and Mr Ulspbam. Symphony -No, 0, ' Pastoral." op. 84 Beethoven The Boston Symphony Orchestra, Emll Taur, con ductor, will give Its second concert, with the as sistance of Carl Itallr. at the Metropolitan Opera House next Thursday evening. The following Is the programme: Overture, "Carnevat IlomalB." Berliozi concerto for vlnlln, rscbattowtty ; Ms phlsto Walts, Llsit; Symphony In C major No. 8, Schumaun. The last of the present series of popular Sunday night concerts will be given to night at Carnegie Hall by the Sew York Symphony Orchestra, Walter Dam rosch, conductor. These concerts aro discontinued for the present as the orchestra Is compelled to leave tho city with tho Damrosch Opera Company and will bo unable to return here regularly. The concerts will be resumed In the early spring. Camille Seygard, Laura Louise Wallen, a mezzo soprano; Florence Tcrrel, pianist, and Franz Llste- rasnn, violoncellist, will be tbe soloists, and the full programme Is as follows: Part I. "Marche Slave," Tscbaliowaky; 2. Air, "Mlgnon," Thomas, Miss Wallen; 3. Largo, Handel; 4. Air "II Est Doux (H'rodlade), Massenet, Mile. Seygard; 3. Concerto for Piano with Orchestra (last movement). Saint Saens, Miss Terrel. Part U. 8. Concerto for vio loncello with orchestra (Dvorak), (new; first tlmej, ITerr Llstemann; 7. "The Spinning Wheel of Omphale," Saint Saens: 8. Variations, "Dlamants du Couronne," Auber. Mile. Seygard; 9. Farewell Symphony, Haydn, Presto: Adazlo. nayifn's Symphony has been selected as this Is the last of tho first series of concerts. In the last movement the musicians one by one stop playing, blowing out tbelr candles and leaving the stage until finally the conductor Is alone and In dark ness. The musicians have all been provided with candles and will carry oat this part of the pro gramme. It was written by Haydn when Prince Esterhazy notified the musicians that be could not afford their serflces any longer. They retired as they wtll tonight, and were retained on account of this exhibition of Ingenuity. Mlis Wallen has beeu studlng for some time In Paris and Is said to possess an unusually fine voice. The Knelsel Quartet gives its second concert of the season on Tuesday evening, Dec. 15, at the Men delsson Glee CI lb Hall. Melanle de Wieazkowska will assist at the plaio. The programme consists of Sgambatl's Quartet in C sharp minor, Paderew. ski's Sonatta for piano and violin in A minor, and Beethoven's Quartet in G major. The programme for the first concert this year of the Musical Art Society, to be held st Carnegie nail on next Thursday evnlog, Is as follows:!. Mlssa Papal Marcelll, Palestrlna; 2. Stlllo Nacht, old Christmas song arranged by Frank Damrosib for baritone 19I0; 3. Die Kongo, Cornellua, ar ranged for chorus and alto solo by Walter Dam osch; 4. Im Herbst, Brahms; S. An den Sturm wind, Cornelius, and 8, Cherry lllpe, Leopold Dam rosch. Bruno Oscar Klein will present at Carnegie nail on Saturday. Dec. Ill, nine numbers from his opera "Kenllworth" In concert form and a num ber of his other compositions. Otto Lohso will con duct an orchestra of sixty musicians. Dorr Lohso was the assistant conductor of tbe Damrosch Opera Company last season, whn his wife, the late leathering Klafaky, was a member of the com pany. The vocal numbers of Mr. Klein's opera, which has been sung In Hamburg, will be Inter preted by Mmes. Caroline Monteflore, Grau.Maler, and MM. Charles Kaiser and Max Treuman. Alex ander Lambcit will be the pianist. Marttnus Sleveklng gives his first recital In Oils city at Carnt-gie Hall on nezt Tuesday afternoon. He will bo heard in numbers by Chopin, Beethoven, Schumann, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Blzet,,Moskow ski, and two compositions of bis own. Tbo Jeanne Franko Trio, assisted by Conrad Beh rens, will be heard at Slelnway Hall on Friday evcnln?. Jeanne Franko, CclU Schiller, nans Kronnld, and Max MeMIng will be heard In aelec Ions by Raff, Vouxtemps, Chopin, PiderewsLI, Bach-Wilhelmy, Gottcrmann, and Bote'ilnl, Con rad Behrens will sing numbers by Schubert and Mozart. Sir. Peiry Averlll. barltono, and Mr. Orton Brad. ley, pianist, will give the lint of their recitals on Thursday afternoon, Doc. 10, at Mendelssohn Glee Club Hall. Mr. Averlll will sing a cycle of sixteen songs, which will Include "Dlchterllcbe," by Schu mann, a group of modern French songs, two songs by Chadwlck, and n group of Manx ballads. Mr. Bradley will play Bach's Prelude nnd Fugue In O major, Beethoven's "Pastoralo" sonata, Men. delsaohn'a Hondo ?apt-lccioso, and a nocturne and waltz by Chopin. Albert Gerard Thiers, tenor, and Suza Doane, planls', announce recitals to bo h'ld at the Car. neglo Chamber Muslo Halt to-morrow afternoon and Thursday evening. The programmes Include selections b; Handel, Schumann, Chopin, Bembcrg l'essard, I.lszt, 3lnskowskl, Kawjer, Tost!, Iio thoven, Lottl, Bohm, MacDowcll, Neven, and Mor-ley. JlOltAllILO CONTlCTEn. lie la Found Utility or Kllllns tVllllam Matune Id Jlrooklyn, Itoccn Morabllo was convicted In the County Court, Brooklyn, yesterday, of mnrdor In ths second degree. He was Indicted for murder In the first degreo for tbe killing of William Matuas on Oct. 10 In front of HMontauk avenue. Ho fired a shot from the window of his house, killing Matuas Instantly. Matuas was the fore, man of a gang w ho were laying gas mains, and ho hnd discharged Morabllo. Tbo defence set up h plea of Insanity. 7lhe Jury retired at 3 o'clock on Friday nfter noon nnd brought In their verdict at half past S o clock yesterday morning. Morabllo will be sentenced on Tuesday next. Cruiser Miirbleheud nnd Columbia nt the Nuvy Yurd. The cruisers Maiblchead and Columbia ar rived at Hie Brooklyn Navy Yard yesterday from the anchorage nl Tompkluvllle. They are lwtUlnueed of repairs. Tbe monitor Puritan will be put In commission on Thursday, and Cupu J. II. Hartlctt will be in command. oaioaL Selfrlilgo will be tho executive "Woll plonaod nnd tlolifrbtod," is tbo vonliot of all who havo worn our clothing. This wook we offer extra fiuo English worsteds aud cheviots. Suit to ordor S25.00. Trousers $7.00. Cnrr's Mills triplo melton ovorcoats, to order, $30.00, satin linod. English drapo, tuxedo aud full dross suitB, silk lined, $30.00. Opera capo ovorooats, silk linod, $20.00. Money back or our year's guar antoo is tho protoetion wo givo would givo moro if wo know how! We mall compute outfit for self-measuring and samples of latest style. Send your addross. ARNHEBM, Broadway & 9th St. TUB SOUTIIJtll.V CUHI.I.OXS. A Reception Yesterday nt the tValdorr in Advance oTtha Merles. HotU Loston, Georgo Hammond RalHv.tn, Harry C. Adams, Jnms T. Johnson, nnd Or. Itussoll Bellamy, tho Board of Governors of tbe Southern Wednesday Cotillon, gave n re ception yesterday afternoon nt the Waldorf from 4 until 1 o'clock. It was una of tho most largely attended events of the season, nnd was given In order that tho guest Invited to the coming series of dances would have an opportu nity of meeting the patronesses in advance. Tho patronesses are Mrs. Algernon Sydney Sulli van, Mrs. Oliver Livingston Jones, Mrs. John Burling Lawrence, Mrs. William L. Tren holm, Mrs. Samuel Spencer, M's. Robert NIcol, and Mrs. William O. Llvlnxston. They re ceived yesterday in the banquet hall and stnta apartment of the Waldorf. They were aided by the Receotion Committee, which Includes Henry Wilson Uodge. Mlnturn Post CollInB, Gano 8. Dunn, Archlo R. Ouarrler, Frank I). Denton, Franklin Edson. Jr., T. Cary Hutch inson, John Sprunt Hill. Francis T. A. Junkln, Godfroy Phelps Kcop. Charles La Hue Kings ley, Julian Mason, Andrew J. Miller. L. II. Newklrk. Howard Sturgts Rankin, W. dela M. Van Norden, Arthur King Wood, Dr. Rus sell Bellamy, and Lieut, llcnrv M. Hodges. Ml3 Vrmna M. Spenojr. Miss Olga Louise Oobsler, Miss Grace Talcott. Miss Nannie I). Adams. Miss Edith L. Black, Miss Constance Trenholm. Miss Mary Livingston Boslier, Miss Caroline Thompson, Miss Louise K. Jones. Miss Mary rsewbold Lawrence, Mist Annie Miuth erland. Miss Cora Van Norden, Miss Helena Trenholm. Miss Elizabeth Marvin. Miss Eva Douglas Wise. Miss Aurelle de Mauriac, Miss Ethel Q. Domlnlck. Miss Alene Grimu, yU Agnes Lnldlaw, and Mlss.Mattlu Belle (Juarrier assisted In pouring tea. The Hungarian band piuved daring the reception. Among the guests wero: Mrs. Jefferson Davls,Mlss Davis. Mr. and Mrs. John S. Wise. Mr and Mrs. Charles Dana Gibson. U. and Mrs.Herbert!toble.xtr.F.UenBasettWaahlngton.Dr. and Mrs.Wllltam M. Polt.Mr. and Mrs.OIIer Llvlns ston Jones. Commodore and Mrs. K. 31. Berry. Mr. aud Mrs. llufth S. Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. Druec l'rlce. Mr. auu Mra. John B. Lawrcnee. Dr. und Mrs. J. Harris Dew, Mr. and Mrs. Hush It. (lardcu. Col. II. C. Corbin, U. S. A.: Mr. and Mrs. J. Templ Onathney. Dr. and Mrs. Robert C. Myles, Mr. and Mrs. WIUoURbby W. Sharp. Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Logan, Mr. and Mrs. Lorln;; Resnolds. Mrs. Ororgo II. Marvin. Mr. and Mrs. Egbert A. Brlnckerhorr, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Kupert Hughes. Mr. and Mrs. Wll. ham Chandler Casny, Mr. 'and Mra. James It. Branch, Mr. and Mrs. F. It. Pemberton. Mr. and Sirs. John K. Holloway, Mr. and Mrs. George II. Mull, Mr. and Mrs. Henry T. Edson. AS IlEIItESS'3 EyOAOEXEST. Ulii Isabel Perblaa or Iloeton to Marry 1-ara Anderson of lVnahlacton. Tbo engagement of Miss Isabel Perkins, per haps the richest heiress of the Newport set, to Lars Anderson has been announced. Miss Per kins is the only child of Capt, and Mrs. Perkins of Boston. Several years ago she Inherited tI7.000.000 from her maternal grandfather. Weld, her mother coming Into a like amount. Miss Perkins will obtain possession of her for tune when she comes of age, during the summer of ISDri. Her mother has been In dellcato health for a couple of years, and, as It was deemed advisable that Miss Perkins should see something of the world, the services of Mrs. Maud Howe Elliott was secured as travelling companion. In October, IBM. Mrs. Elliott and Miss Perkins startM on what was Intended to be a three years' foreign trip. Mrs. Elliott Is a daughter of Mrs. Julia Ward Howe, and during the Newport social season of ISO., gave a series of drawing room lectures at various cottages. Her husband Is an artist whose studio Is in Rome, and It was whllo Mrs. Elliott and Miss Perkins were sojourning in Home last winter that the heiress becamo ac quainted with I-ars Anderson. He Is a son uf the late Gen. Anderson of Washington and Is Secretary of the American Embassy at Rome. Miss Perkins and Mrs. Maud Howe Elliott re turned to this country quite unexpectedly during October. Tho return was made to win thctapuroval of Miss Perkins's parents of tier marriage with Lnrs Anderson. Tnls has been given, and tbe formal announcement of tho en gagement made. ll has not yet been decided whether the wed ding will take place during the winter In Boston or whether ll will Do one of the events of tbe early Newport season of 1807. a TOTTEitiya nviLDiyo, Tenants of 111? Bleerker Street Turned Out lu UadlKnllled Haste. The tenants In the building at 110 Bleecker street mcved out their things in great haste yesterday, fearing that It was liable to collapse at any minute. Tbe building is a threo-story brick structuro And one of the oldest on the street. The Rochester Hotel formerly stood noxt to It, but In April this was taken down to give place to an office building. 'I ho otllce building Is to be eight storlos high, and a deep excavation was necessary for the foundations. Workmen began digging this four weeks ago. The building at 110 was shored up by A.J. Baurockc, and up to Friday no danger was apprehended. Tho basement of 110 was occuuled by J, Slegel as a restaurant. A. Roman and II. Hlrsrh, furriers, occuuled the other floors. On Friday afternoon the ceil ing on the top floor began to foil, and one of tho workmen went through thu building to alarm the tenants. A largo crack appeared almo-t simultaneously in the restaurant. The persons In tho building nt once became panlo stricken. All of them rUBhed in from the building with the exception of Mr. Illrrch. Hu Is an old in nil and was so frightened that be became III. Ono of his men finally went back und helped him out. I A hurry call was sent to thn Building Depart- , ment. The pollto meanwhile kept tliu pedes. ' trlnns from npproachlnc loo near, and nt 1(1 o'clock a gang of men set to work to shore thu building up. "tho men worked all night and by morning It was pronounced temporarily safe. TnFrlrnds In Forelen Lands, European express forwarders In this city are now shipping packages of various sorts con signed to their caro containing Christmas gifts for delivery to persons In various foreign coun tries. Tills business begins annually about Nov. 25 and continues until very closo to Christmas. It Is not unusual for one living here to send to a business or personal friend In Europe a barrel of choice apples or a barrel of oyters or u box of game. Besides these there aro packages In the usual variety containing prefcents of one kind and another for relatives and friends. A largo pro portion of the Christmas packuges forwarded from here to foreign countries go to Europe, the greatest number of these going to Germany and the next greatest number to England; but some Christmas packages are sent from here toHouth . Africa and to countries still more remote. aJJt'i!'!lAfT.ry,tigs'lrf'i:la?W SKY-SCRAPER DANGERS. FIIIE A rEAJtl'UTj It ES ACt: TO EX. 1HE3IE1.1' 111(1 It JIVll.DIMln. The Direct Dancer to 1.1 n- la Cntnpnrn lively Hninll, but the Ilnnner Ironi Panic la tlt-eiit Inveatlsntlnna Which Mr Lead to Restrictive Legislation, When tho Building Department of this cily was asked to pass the plana for tho first oftlip extremely high ofllco buildings which havo been going tin In Increasing numbers In recent years, Chief Hugh Bonner of tho I'lro Department tl Joctcd tn granting tho permission. Ho said that the upper storlos of mch buildings would bo beyond tho roach of the apparatus of tho depart ment, nnd If it flro ever got a fair Mnrt up thero It would be Itnimsslblo to put It out. Apparently no oho In nuthorlty took Chief Bonnet's proltst very seriously, nnd nobody else tnncle objection. Tho Building Department hns Jurisdiction only as to the question of structural strength, nnd so the plans vvoru passed, and tho building was put Up. Chief Bonner wont to tho Legislature and asked for a law forbidding tho erection cif imy more such buildings. Ho failed again, but hu kept at It, mid ronowed his objections thn next time plans wore sont to tho Building Depart ment for a sky-scraper. Mcaillly, from that time to this, tho Chief hits rought thu construction of extremely high buildings, but always practically, alone. Recently how ever, the mutter bus been taken up by thu Board of Trade and Transportation, and a committer, conslsllnr of G. Waldo Smith, Rich ard Decvcs, John II. Wnshbourno, Charles T. Wllle, and Simon Stern, has been nppolnted to go Into tho subject thoroughly nnd report with recommondntlons ns to what legislation Ills advisable to work for this winter ut Albany. Chlof Bonner nppenrert nt a mcctlnc of this committee on Friday and went into a detailed explanation of his nttitude. 'I he greatest height at w hlch the apparatus now In uso by tho Fire Department is of service Is s bout l'J5 feet, w hlch Is n little moro than one-third the height of most of tho hie sky-scrapers which havo been erected recently. To comncnatu this to soinn extent the new buildings have eland pipes for llro service and In tho latger ones these plfles inny bo connected directly with powerful pumps in tho buildings. This servlco has now beeu put to a thorough test, but in tlio few cases whero It has been used tho firemen have hud much difficulty, and havo hern more or less seriously delayed. Chief Bonner bolleves that tn all the big tkyscraner thero should he a special corns of firemen c.'iibloi-cd by theown era of the buildings, who should bo ready at all timet for instant work. Ha argues that If at nny time a lire should Hurt In an upper story of ono of tbei-o buildings, where thu conditions were such that it could gain consid erable headway If not nttnekc-d at once, theso special firemen would mure than recompenso their employers, for tho unavoidable delny beforo the city's firemen could get to work might result In the complete destruction of tho building. But It Is not with the danger to tho property that Chief Bonner Is most concerned : It Is with the danger to life. As n matter uf fnct the direct dnnger to life from flro In b sk scraper Is comparatively small. It ii very doubtful If a fire could occur in ono of them where persons actually would bo burned to death. The real danger is from panlo. In tho few cacs where fires hnvo occurred in tall build ings tho occupants of tho upper stories have altnoit Invariably been frightened near ly out of their wits. In one cao not long ago there wa a fire In tho basement of a twelve-story building on Nasau street. About t!00 men were at work lu the top stories at tho time, 1 he basement was docked largely with paper, and tho dense smoke from It went up the elevator shafts In clouila and filled tho cutlru upper part of the building. Chief Bonner'says that when his men got to thu tou lloor they found every door shui nnd locked from tho In side, and they had to chop their way in to whero tho frightened workmen wero. Ho never found out what they cxpeclnl to gain by lock Ing themelves In. and as-crlbtd their action only to the uncontrollable panic n hlch, ho says, is liable to result in every audi cae. In this particular Instance. If thero had been need of assistance by the firemen iu getting out tho occupants of the building, their work would have been delayed greatly. Tbe stairs and elevators of theso skyscrapers are ridiculously Inadequate- as means of cseapo In cno of serioas (Ire. More than that, tho main danger to tbo buildings lies in the elevator shafts which would act as great chimneys, giving a fierce draft which could serve oulv to liolp the lire along. A St'N man asked Chief Bonner yesterday afternoon wh-vt ho would do tocoflperatu with tho Board of Trudoatidl raus portalton Committee. "l'vnmadomy light," he replied, "nnd am through. A good many of thc-a buildings nro up nnd it I not ngaitiht tbo law to coustruct them. I did w hat 1 could to prevent their erec tion. Now they are filled with tenants and I am not going to try to depopulate them by raising a hue and cry about the danger of occuylng of. fires In them. Results must epeak for them selves." Although Chief Bonner has been practically alone in unythlng like active oppo-ltion to tho erection or nkyscrapers. architects, builders, and engineers who have been concerned in tho making of such buildings linve long been Inter-o-ted deeply In the problems which th-y pre sent. They have recognized tho possibilities of disaster more clearly, probably, tl.au nny others. About a venr ago a Joint commit tee of architects, engineers, and builders were nppolnted to consider tho enttro sub ject, nntl especially to mnku tests from which definite conclusions ns to tho actual flre wlthstanding qualities of skyscrapi-rs could bo reached. Five thousand dollars was subscribed for these tet. So far the only tcts which have been completed a-o those of columns. A room was built In Brooklyn for tho tests. Columns wero erected such as havo been u-ed In iho big steel or Iron framu buildings, under conditions as nearly exact ns to strain as It was possible tu obtain. Each column testeil was weighted as heavily as tho average column in actual nro In a building. Then a flro was built of wood and fed with naphtha. Peepholes tn tho walls of the bulhl Inr wero arranged to enable tho experts to obi-ervo closely tho cHVet on thu column, ami n pvrotneter was placed In the room lo record tho heat. Iron and slrel col umnswero treated, and It was found in every rase that as soon as redness was observablo in the column It began to give under the weight nnd bent more and moro rapidly. Ineachiii- tho column began to glow at n temperature of about 1,','Ot) degrees. The Inference from theso tests is apparent. Tho ordinary llro In n storeroom where thn stock of goods Is of an ordltiurlly Inflvmmttble character usually devolnps n tempenituic of about y.tlOO degrees before tho water lower can In its effective work. There Is nothing of an iullnmmable rharacter now It) the construction of the new-fashioned steei-rramed buildings Theonly chance for llro Is In the fiirnMiincs of the offices or In the goods in tho Hores on thn first floor. Hut If a llro should occur In nn of fice where there wns enough Intlnmmnble ma terial to develop a temperature nulllcli nt to muke even one of the supporting columns of the building red hut. the result would nlmon cer tainly be calamitous; for even though only ono column were dlrccilv aflerted ll would be very likely In nlfrrt others by its own failure. They aro all hulled together, bill aro not trussed; mi If one column gave way It would bo likely to dr'ig others nut of plumb anil might cnuso the w hole struct uro to collapse. The possibility, of sticli adlsnster was demon M rated by tho collaptu of the Ireland bulldliiir, 'lliero thn foundation of one column in tbe middle of the building gave wnt. 'I he wholo tier of columns settlnl, ilinuglng other llerrt of columns out of plumb, and the whole interior of tbe building went down In ono rtunsh. Engi neers who havo been com erned in tho erection of two of the recently built skyscrapers. In both of which great tliflli'tilly wns experienced In completing the foundation, hecnusn of quleksantl or lino mud, havo admit ted that in each cape the oUecl of putting down n single driven well In proximity to the building would he the shifting of tlio pile Imprisoned sand In thu foundation anil tlio collupun( tho building. In nearly all of the big steel. framed sky scrapers one wall at least Is btippnitrd by ctti- vVVTmvv ! prostate" GLAND. Dr. II, If, Kane's valuable lectures on x Diseases of the BLADDER, PROSTATE $ Y GLAND. Varicocele, llvdrnculc. Lost I'ovv. J X crs, Ac, nnd their positive cure without X s rutting, mailed tsEALED to any address. OCONrU'IiTATlON FREE. p ? lU'l'rrotict) by permission to Hn X lollo win if win Ionian : X Itev George L. Hunt. 311 West 10.1th at. New 5" Y York my ltv, K, J. loro, ll lliiihluiol t , V Y llrattlel'Oro. VI.. Capt. John . bat la. i.immh.m.J s s si, Jersey 'lt, N..1. II. Cohlen, IB I'oat .urn S St., .New York city. 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S FINE VELVET CARt'ETS. SEWED, LAID. Of) HIGHLY TOUSIIED, 111011 HACK, SOLID Srl Ctt " AM) LINED, llf.M COTTON L1NINO OZUl OAK FRAMES Ul.TJlJ 1 Furnishing Hotels and Flats a SpeciaiiyT Prompt attention given to all out-of-town orders. New yj price list mailed free on application. 1 CREDIT GIVEN ON EASIEST TERMS, i tilevcrs. Tills Is matla npcessarF by the fact tlial the tilers which support thu columns are liuilt In tlio form of tnincatisi four-sided pyra mids. Tho piers supportlnc tho stdo vtbIIs cannot be built directly under the walls because tho bases would extend beyond the line of tne lot. o tho piers aro built f 11 Inside of tho lot line, and tbe wall column are supported on the shortendof the cantilever, being balanced by two or three columns on the lone end. If such a lire should occur In one of these buildlncs, that one of the Inside columns should Eire wnv.the balance of the wall col umns vTould bo destroyed Immediately, and the result mleht bu tho collapse of the wall and of the whole bulldim;. The Joint committee of architects, engineers, and builders havo not yet mado any recommen dations as a result of their tests of columns. '1 he 111 conduct a series of thorouxh tests of Clrders and beams before they prepare a com plete repuit. These tests will be made under tln'sHino conditions as those of the columns. When they are completed tho results will be put Into such form as will Justify the committee In a request for legislation. l'rotiably the best example of the old style of fireproof construction in New York is the More buildinc. at the corner ot -Nassau ana lirekman streets. At the time of the destruc tion of the old ll orl't bulldlnir the heat was so Intense that several of the offices on the Nas sau street side of the Morse bulldlne wero burned out. but the buildinc Itself was prac tically undamaced. In one of the best examples of the newer dis proof bulldinKS there was a tire a few years ato in one of the offices on an uppor floor. Tbe fire niiirlit Invebeen confined easily to that room but for tho fact that there was a little flaw in the iloor above. 'I he tire f' und a place about three inches w ide. where It cot Ihrotich into tho room above and burned that nut. In an exactly similar manner it went on into tho ton lloor. aid before it was finally put out had done daiuaso which It took S-N,uiKI to repair. tjJj; i.iaimi's vitrx coups to oo. Tneatv-ltvn of S3 Member Sny Thry Will Not Aecept u Iteduetlon of l'aj, Tlio Klclith ItcKlmcnt drum corps, ono of the bst In the National (luard. Is on the verge of disruption ns n result of tho decision of the ileitlaicntnl Hoard of Oflleors not to allow extra pay to tho drummers and lifers above that to which they uro entitled as regularly onlletcd men. At a meeting ot tho drum corps at tho nrmnry, l'nrk avenue and Ninety-fourth street, on Friday evening. Drum Major T. W. Mc Keever read nn order from Col. Honry Chaun cev. .Ir.. emboil) Ing tho Hoard's decision. Hi retoforo members of the drum corps have received S'-' each for attending drills, $3 for street parades, and $:i a day when on duty at StuteCnmp. Hereafter thu enlisted drummers nml lifers will havo lo servo without pay at all drills, ceremonies, nnd parados, oxcopt vvhtn ordered out nn Hlateduty as In ra-oof arloL Then tlioy will get 81. M each a day ns do any enlisted private. Tills will also bo their pay at btiitul'mnp. The news caused twenty-five of tho total mom liersliip of lhlrt-twi to say nt once that they would lake advantage of an option given to them by tlio Colonel and ask to be dropped from the roll of tho regiment. 1 hose who have served live vears are to get honorable tllscharges and tliew'O vv ho have served less than that period will be dropped from the rolls. They all have until Dec. lfi tn decide whether tilt')' will go or stay. 'I' 1 1 (i baud of the teglntont Is nut affected, as Its members are not regularly enlisted. It is also umlertn.d thai Drum Major McKeever willMuv. lloiecelvesn regular a tlary. lie illy tho Hoard of Officers of the Twenty. sei nnd Ileglment took the step now taken by I lint of thu I'.ighth. A sltuilur experiment, which was tried In the Thirteenth ltoglmeht uf Hi iiuk.lv ii some Vfurs ngu. Is utnlei stood to havo been a failure. The member of the drum corps of Hie 'I wenty-setond llegimont have decided to hold themselves intact as an independent or ganization, (ienrge W. Drown, tho drum major, will never 111" connection with the regimental the on, I uf this year, nfter having been in tho rcflmcnl llfli en )ear, before which ho served suvunlccu jcaiii In tho Twelfth Iteglmeut. oi'iwrxa or im: aqvaiiivst. Visitors tn lie Admitted nst Thursday More 1'leti Cauilne Later. I'residrtit McMillan of tbo I'ark llonrd an noi.urcil jeslerday that the Aquarium would be open to visitors on next Thursday, For tho lre-ent visitors will bo excluded from tho galli i ius, ns repairs aro In progress there, These wnl lie completed In a few weeks, but it will be iinrdij pomiblo to stock all tho llfly-slx gal lco tanks before warm wcalbrr permits tho tra'i-i'oiiallnii of flh from Hermuda nnd the iiulfiit Mexico. Visitors will bo admitted to the gullet ii", however, as soon as the nuvv tanks aro In p ii i . hecatiso this is the raiiM favorable po slliun from which to see the fish In the pools on Hie iiunriiiu floor. Thoso Intgn pools nre In lem.ed fur specimens of considerable size, like w lute vvii.uus, sharks, and porpulses. JuUgmenta In Knnaua Courts, TurTK. Kan., Deo. 5, -An opinion of linnor tome to Kuttrrn Investors was to-doy handed dow n by thn Kansas Supreme t otirt. It w as In olfect that the Kansas law does not ituthnrlzo tho ansrssDirni of Judgments rendered by the Mate courts In favor of titleiis of other ritates. A pleasant and valuable travelling companion is a cake of Woodbury's Facial Soap. It Is antiseptic .and kills germs. IlilHiillfH'" - aatH- - ACCXDE.tlS O.V THE ltAIL. Three Ilentlis nnd Two Atterapla at Trivia 4 WrecklnB lo tbe I.lat. ' Milwaukee. Wis., Dec. 5,-Early this trior- a nlng eight cars of an outbound North west'qrn freight train Jumped tbo track nt the. Kinnl- f klnnic railroad bridge. A man who is Drob- ably L. W. Unymond of Tracy. Minn., was In- $ stantly killed. Letters In his clothing con- tallied four notes on the Tracy National Bank '-3 for S373. It Is supposed that ho was slealln.2 'j a r!3c. " i Foht WoiiTH. Tex.. Dec. 3. A southbound ? Santa F6 train was wrecked twenty-five miles north of here at 8 o'clock last night, llro- h man Walter Holmon was insUntlv killed. A - brakeman received Injuries from wbltlt bo 'I, died soon after, and the engineer a-ai scaldevl ; badly. Obstruction? wero placed on tho track ?' and robbery is believed to havo been the ob- Ject. - -3 Hostos. Dec. 5. Tills morning a freight car that was lielug shifted to the Hooeao docks at i Charles'own Jnauctl tint ritchburg tracks 52 near Charles ltlver avenue. Chnrlestnwn. and "tf! erashed through the side of a brick building. $ The building damaged Is owned and occupied Ife- by the K. T. Covvdrv Company. Tho car ; Btruck It corner on. and smashed Its way liito the building. carrvlnCaway part of thosldoo' A tho structure. No ono was injured. Canton. Pa.. Dee. 5.-Southern Express Xo. J 10 on the Northern Central llallrourl trns A wrecked near I'cmbryn atatiou nbout ;t o'clock K this morning. The train, cnmims.-'il of a jxs- 3 tal car, tvvo baggago cars, one express car-tvvoi ' day coaches, und two Pullman coaches, left 3 the track nnd ran about 1.500 leet before the ? train could I stopped. The PTsengcrs,wer 'V? frightened, but none vvas Injured. Twonostal jff clerks and tho barrage master vvelo allgbily hurt. An Investigation snowed that an- nt- f tempt had been made to wreck the train, as a 4, brake short was found firmly wedged at tho m. point of a split switch. "- '' ARE OAMIE C'aCKS ASIMAZBt- $ - & Plea of Itlehmoiid, Tn., Kportlnc Mfen "J: jnaeupe Conviction. ., Jj niciiMoxt). Va., Dec. 0. Is a game ctSck an 3 animal? Upon this question bangs tho prose- , cutlon of certain well-known cltlzeiiBbr tho So- jg clety for tho Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Richmond lias long been known as a place fond J3 of cock fighting, and this society has long been J trying to break It up. On lajt Tuesdny ulelit a d&" cocking main was In progress under tho grand 'fj stand nt the Tnlr grounds when nn officer arose j?. In tho nudlenco and Informed the crowd that '& each and every one must consider hlrn'elf bnder "y arrest. Tho retreat tbnt followed wmilri put . ii Hull Hun to shame. The handlers of tne birds ' were arrested and a tent caso is before ths a' Count) Tourt. f Tbe indictment, In reference with the statute, v charges the parties "with cruelty to a certain A' nnlmal, to wit, a certain game cock." Th jt: accused will plead that a game cock is not an w. animal. 5" II Id Ills I.lqunr Tax Certificate and la 1st 'M ,"- M Andrew Albigcse, a Baloon keeper at 27 W Thompson street, was arreted yetterdny by Deputy Sheriff Walgerlng on unorder signed by 7Mt. Justice l.awretuo tn tho .Supreme Court on a ,3j complaint made by tbe Sheriff's ofllco. TheKx- jjr celslor Hreuing Company huwl to ropluvy a V llijuor tax certllicato issued to Alblgese. Depu- 'ti tyHherltf Whorl-ky wentttothe aaloontrigot tha ifa cortlllcate, Asslntunl Deputy SherllT I.ugs sajs Sg'1 Alblgese tore down tho certllicato and put it In 31 his pocket. Albgleso was soul to I.udlutv alteut W Jail lu default of J.'iUO ball. V VJS The Atluatlc nnd North Carolina. j Haixioii. N.C.. Dec. 8. Ureal Interest Tiaa recently been manifested In North Carolina bf fek an attempt which has beeu made to lease to a fe syndicate for forty years the Atlantic and Ji North Carolina Hallway, of which tho State Is If' a two-thirds owner. Prominent ltepubllcnns applied for an InJutirtloii to prevent the Issu- ance of a lease. The matter was argued yesier. M day. and to-day the Judge continued his re- jjj straining order, vvlueli pi.ictlcnlly settles tho Iff quostion that the It asu will not be made, c A Tunnel t'niter tbe llaal ltlver, 3' Ai.iianv, Deo n The New York and llrook- f lyn Kallroad Company has appllid to tho )lils -tE' ltallroad t.'ommi.siou for permission to cuti- ' struct a rallroml 111 a tunnel under tbe Kast Mv ltlver betvvten ths cities of New York and JSZ Hronlilyn. The llallrnad Commission will givo HI a publio bearing on the application nl the rooms $ cf the Chamber of Comiuerco on Tueoetay, nfi Dec. IB. W Tbe ltlebmnnil Compound l.oenmotlTo. m Ht. I.oims Dec. .". -The "Tramti" eampound iJi of the Kic'limuiid Locomotive Works has Just y finished n servlco test on tho Louisville nnd t' Nashville Hallway, and goes on the Wabash at g oni'ti for experimental runs betweon St. Louis '$ and Decatur. Tbo l.outsvillo and Naahvllla fe Hallway has mudo no report yet, but It Is un- rf' derstood that the engine has given perfect satis. faction ami llovved great fui I economy, jjH Sjatio.on TO r.vfmtollil'.ll&UH In catti prlies. & .Sen 1 it .tamp for particular. Acldresi 'JJ THE llllAIM.Illl AllMSTltDNd CO.. M 1 Union si., Nsw bonduu, Coaa. jji' m