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TH)GPSU Wi3i)NilSl)AY;' DECEMfeR 86, 1896.' 7 9.
' THEATRICAL AMUSEMENTS. r hat xnvrxs j.v x rr rnoroa AND rAVDKTXI.hH MAT. Tna and Bonsai la "Court! Into Conrt" at the BUon-Th mils or New Tear IVcek an Our Ltffltlmata and TarlctyHtasta Note AtnonB the Aetora. ' May Irwin, the Jolly hnmorlst, came to the IDlJoa Theatre last night with a new plir. It xvas called " Courted Into Court," and It vriw not of Itaelf as lood as " Tho Widow Jones," the other piece which John J, MoXnllr had written for her. Nevertheless n Jovial entertainment was mnile of It, and the actress's drollery had Its cub toranry effect with the audience. The theme of this farce Is a mnrrlaee between n free mannered actress nnd the ton of a rich family. There Is a touch of serious sentiment In the love affair at first, hut not enough to retard the laughter, to provoke which Mr. McXallr has ncaln penned badlnnce, repartee, and col loqulnl wit. The first act Is In the actress's apartment, where various callers are made to lllustrnto tho manners and customs of a stage favorite oft duty, and where the courtship progresses to a betrothal. The second net finds the couple In a state of piatrlmony, with friends of the wife In high revelry at n supper. Hero an attempt Is made to represent a Ilohemlan carousal dlvertlngly, but tho gaycty In this scene Is forced, unreal, nnd not very pleasant. The third act Is In court during the trial of a divorce suit. Here the play becomes a wild travesty, and tho faintest and furthest glimpse of probability Is lost sight of In the sole effort to produce mirthful nonsense. Whllo Mr. McN'ally has not quite repented his previous success lu either story or chnractcrlra tlon, he has by no mentis foiled to make a sulta. ble play for Miss Irwin's needs, nnd her talent fend popularity will do tho rest. Tlicro Is hardly another comedian on our stngo with so much of natural unction, of convlnc lugly assumed Jocularity, or of imitation spontaneity which pisses for genuinely Impromptu fun. In these) respects she Is quite as happy as ever In the new rOle. In a hurt tpech before the curtain, she took n cue from an auditor's ciclnma. llon very nlertly, told a bit of a story as though with no premeditation, nnd seemed to givo proof posltlvo that she Is as good hu mored In fact as sho lb In fiction, bhosnnc some freh songs, tho one which tnnilo the most distinct success being tho ballad nf " Crap py Dan," a negro who xx Ins with loaded dire Htid I defends his gamo with a pistol. She acted this riltty with her accustomed skill tn negro "ketches of character, and the company performed It with her while singing the chorus. Thrso nicla to Miss Irwin are about the same party that they were last winter, and parts have been w ru le n especially for them. Mr. Ittce Is agaln.a presumptuous wooer, and Mr. Sparks an eccentric Irishman. Miss Lewis figures as a German dancer with a pronounced ,., J accent and a rather unwomanly, yet natural. J! Jr lstlc tipsy scene. xt A All were enercetlo in the performance, and 1 A) what they did wns accepted by the nudienco mk'Jfi vx 1th Indiscriminate readiness. Bki Cloarance sales of amusement are being held m I at anumbor of Hroadwsy theatres, and tho New Wt W Year's holiday will afford opportunities to see H ' some ot the best successes of the season Just B before their departure for other cities. Mr. H I Crane finishes with "A Fool of Fortune" at the ft ' Fifth Avenue this week, and will be followed W next Monday by the Holland brothers In "A B Superfluous Husband." Mr. Tree will re; tut IEf "A Ilunch of Violets" nnd "Hamlet" before Bj giving place at the Knickerbocker to Mr. V Haro in "A Hobby norse." Mr. Mansfield H. announcos changes ot plays at the Gar- HJ den, and, ns a climax of his engagement, a 1 Saturday night selection from five pieces, and M nfter him. "The (Jay Parisians." The term of L "Brian lloru" nt the Broadway is tn bo followed H by "rihamus O'llrien," that of "My Friend H from India" at lluyt'e by Caroline Mlskel In H I "A Contented Husband," that of tho Llllpu- m tlnns In "Merry Tramps" at the fctnr by K. "Fallen Among Thieves." that of "A Man of Bj. Honor" at the American by "Captain Impn- MV deuce," nnd tbnt of "bociety Shaduws" at the Ml Savoy by "Equality." Mi a The plays that linve come to town for the Vl week onlyaro attrnctie enough for ft holiday i t! or any other day. "The Sporting Duchess" Is J. 11 nt the Harlem 0era House, with a cast tuclucl- 1 II Inp Mr. Stoildart. Mrs. Bouth. Miss Tanner, nr.d I U others of the original comfnnv. nnil the losiof i M one of the hores by an accident on Murday I m night wasn't permitted to lc-een the ble hop-o B n show which this turf melodrama carries. "Ill I I tlay New VorK" Is bolus performed at Wnl- m I lack's by Walter Jones. I.ucy Daly, Leo llar- tt. 1 rlson. David Wnrfleld. nnd other comedians IB I Identified with thnt xery merry entcrtnlntnent, HQV, "A Texas Steer" is at the Murray Hill, "A HH.fi I'nrlor Match" nt the Columbus. " Under the WM l'olsr Star" at the People's, anil " Superba" at HHiH the ( rand Upera House. These make up ndis- HJjwj tlnctly better arernge of plays than the " com- Mm blimtion" houses usually show, MM JHI The continued bills Include "The Late Mr. Hf S7 C'nstello"ni the Lyceum. "Secret Service" at JBT the Oarrlck. "Two Little Vagrants" at the MB Hi xcaileruy of Music. "Tno Hlrl from Purls" at HJjH the Herald Square, nnd "The Cherry Pickers" (HLaHJ nt the Fourteenth Street, 'the new pieces ure m "Under the Ited Kobe" nt thu Kmpirr, "An ) American llenutv" at tho Cfttno, nnd "Dorcas" BJU nt tho 1)1 nipin. " Ills Absent Hoy" will be HWj) given In Uermun at the Irvine Place to-morrow BBj 'Ihe'chlef items of entertainment in the cur. HBT rent muslo hall bills are for Weber xi Field's, f "'Hie Geerer"; for Koster & Dial's. Yvrtlo (Juilhert, utid for the Uli mpla, Loulo ltcaudot; HH fur the same ru&orls tho ltusell brothers, tho Bf Dunhams, and La Roche are. rcspoctlxelj. H hpeclallsts of good standing. In tn rosters of flB the continuous shows there are few unfamiliar BB performers, but of these there are many that H are favorably known. At Keith's Union quaro HB are Heleno Mora. Derate lliinehlll, th l'lnnei s, MM nnd Amnnn; at Paiiur's, Uernard Djllyn, WH- Us P. Swcatnam, the Lorrettli.uud thcsidinnns; M Proctor's Twenty-third street has tho Llllses SB nnd tho Vnspar quartet, and the Pleasure Palace BJ employs the Ho re I Us, Mr.and Mrs. Sidney Drew BB and tnu Hnnlons. Wonders neter cease nt BE 1 1 liber's Museum, and a hypnotist Is a current BB manufacturer of them. There Is under can tern BB piution, at untold expenso to the manacement, BB a plan for nttnchlng to each ticket nf admission BB a coupon entitling tho holder to a ten-miuuto BB hypnotlo nao. At the Kdeu Musee there arn BB frequent showings ot rlneiiiiitni;raphe views, n BB tontrntlng form of counterfeit life coming In BB the numerous w ax figures. BBj A new nnd wider entrance Is to be built for IBB Weber & Field's Music IUU. This theatre, like jH tho Fifth Avenue, had at first no frontage on BBJ Broadway, but tn each case a store was convrrt- Bflj til Into a passage, tho handsome facade on u HBJ elite street being practically abandoned In favor H ot'amuch less ornamental portal on the great BJ thoroughfare. B Tne ultra.fashlonnblo audience nt theKmplre HJ had a time of It, after tho first performance of B "Under tho Its d Hobo" wns over. In comi'ell- jKt Ing Charles Frohmnn to show himself. Tho Br authors were not there to bo called out, and so BJ theenthuslaim settled donn Into a dtmaud for B the manager. Six times the curtain was rnUed H with the actors In a row. Then Musician I'urst, B bcenlo Artist Unltt, and Stngo Manager Hum- B jilireys appeared In succession, but the nssem- hluge, having made up Its mind to see Mr. i y rohmsn, would not dlsnerse until he had clven fa a Healing sight of luinsclr. Ho is Blu-ulaily Bl aerso to figuring personally In lmhlji. MM Herbert Boerbohm Tree has printed a brn. In rhuro entitled "Hamlet fromnn Ac tor s Prompt 111 Book," contulnlnu rtitclnctly his tews let-aid- J Ing various illipiilod iassau'is lu tho tium'dy B I and his own treatment nf certain scenes. J if Adelaide I'len-e, the young nctreHs who ills. BV agreed with Mrs. Mnnslleld, declares that Mio BlV wilt retire from his cumimny at tho expiration il nt the two wieks' untie e which fhu and her ay mother gave, Fannie Bulkeley IIIIIh's vaiiltlmr BA ambition leads her to undertako a leap Into Bit grand opera. Hernrrt Holier and Ktlle Shan- B II ''On are likely to heud a company nitt scavnn. B 11 Sam Weston, a negro minstrel of former pop. Mil ulnrlty. has brcomo totally blind, and his BV friends are getting up a uiatlu6e to talso money "'1'he American tour of " The Sign o( the Crois" M will terminate prematurel In two weeks. Hith II wo have an Illustration of tho tincertuiiilliw nf the drama as a business, Out of this play Wtl H kon Barrett Is making a crrnt fr.ituuo IN Lug. BJ Jnnil. Therlorgynf London aiclalmed it its it BJ tiropor religious melodrniiia. nnd people nut lie Bs customed to fo totheiUresntnUlimolor nionilis nT crowded to sea It In thill clti, Ssvural cumin- ulesare travelling through tireat Britain with It It wassent toAmerlcu.wlih igond rust ami a duplicate nf tho original scene r, hut It failed 1 to get support In New York from others than i 1 habitual frequenters of llieatris, hiiiI nut enougU of them liked It to yield a month of II profitable continuance. Our clerciimni wire ill. Invited to witness the performance, hut few did Wr so. and only ouo sermon nas preached on the An j;. Ij. Davenport and a Junius Ilrutus I Ilootb. young namesakes of great actors, are lu Btt theepmpany of "Tho Sporting Duchess" at thu BB lUrlem Opera Hnusn, Nol only Florence WaU Br luck, but a graudnoiiiif tholuU Lestur Wallack, B ! golnp Iqlo the cutt of " Cyiubeliua" for a small The extreme nrrvousnrss which marred El- I len Terry's performance; during her visits to this country has become worse of late, Shu has I beenunablu touppsar in Henry Irvlng's lecent J production, and it Israld that hereyelght Is l now seriously affected, Her sufferings front neuralgia hr.ve for years been acute. A. , it Is hard to answer a Hun reader's Inquiry' BJk whither the Ute Alexander Hermann was a BBBBBJwaBBBfcaia , .. j,i- brother ot the fsmens Csrl ITerrmann. That celebrated wizard, who died n few years ago In Knrope. declared under oath that hfs American namesake was no relative ot Ms and had no such right to succeed to his fame. On the other hand. Mr. Alexnnder Hermann asserts positively that her husband was the youngest of ittteen brothers of Carl Herrmann. Anyway. our publlo knew tho younger Herrmann as a most dexetrou nnd diverting performer. ASlV.JtXOAS JIISTOHICAI. SOCIKTT. lis First MeetlnK tn New fork nid Fnlr to lie m Huccees, Tho first session ot the twelfth annual meet ing of tho American Historical Society was called to order by the President, tho Hov. Dr. Hlchard S. Storrs.yosterday morning in Hamil ton Hall, Columbia College. Tho association, which ha 024 membors, was Incorporated In 1884 ns ft historical adjunct to tho Smithsonian Institution, and tho annual meetings havo sluce been held In Washington. Owing to tho fact that tho majority of the members live In tho Now Kngland and Central States, thu attendance has usually been small, and this year It was deemed advisable to meet In this city. Asa result the nttendnnce yester day wns the largest the society has ex cr had. The papers read were: "The Mulnuohton Qunrto-Centonary." bv President Marfiold of Lafayette College: "Tho Antl-llont L'plsode In tho Stnto of Now York, 1845.10," by Dr. David Murryof Now llrunslck. N. J,: "Know-Noth-Inglsm In Massachusetts," by Prof. 0. H. Hnynes of thw Worcester Polj tcchnlo Institute; "Defaced. Not Dcstrojcd," by O. It. Hart of Philadelphia. Mr. Hart snld that thero was no truth In the statements made by many of the historians that 1'enlo' original whole-length portrait of Washington had been destroyed. It will defaced, ho Mild, but had since been re stored and was In fairly good condition. During thu afternoon the members attended a rireptlon ulxen by Prishkni nnd Mrs. Low at their reidilrncc. 3(1 Fast ult5-fourth street. The Hall of the New York Academy of Medi cine on West Fiirly-thiid atreot was tilled Inst evening when President Storrs began his In nugural nildres. He look as hlssubjcct! 'The contributions made byHdaln, uncelebrated men to thodexelopment ot the United States," and said In part: "There hae been many contribu tions to our history by celebrated mun, and It is right that wo should honor those who hnve made such contributions. But honor Is abo due tho men who In less distinguished positions have Insured and adanced publlo progress. It may not be nmtss to present a few such nnmos to you this oenlng. 1 havo chosen three ex amples, two mere Congregational ministers in New England, tho third was n Western pioneer." Dr. Storrs then gae tho history ot Lleaznr Wheelock, tho founder of Dartmouth L'olleco. as that nt one noted for his actl ity of mind and realous philanthropy. Aftcrdescrlblng Wheel ock's visit to Knglnnd to nrocuro funds for tho Indian scliool in Hanover. N. II.. he enumerated the iiilluentlal nlumnl whohae been graduated from the college sinco its foundation, naming among them Daniel Webster. Uufus Cliuate, Salmon P. t"hae. and George Tlrhnor. As tho second chnraeter almost unknown to history, yet whose- thoroughly rounded char acter ns merchant, lawyer, and minister was deserving of note. Dr. Storrs mentioned Manas sch Cutler of New England, who was one of the three Commissioners appointed In 1787 to draft a suitable form of government and purchase land to open up tho Ohio valley and the North west. There was finally purchased, mainly through his efforts, 6. OUO, 000 acres, now cox ered by Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin, which was the greatest prltnte contract made In this country up to that time. "One of the most remarknblo features ot this purchase," continued Dr. Storrs, "was the prohibition ot slavery In tt.o Northwest. Slavery then existed In many ot the New Eng land States, nnd now enrnn It that tho clause prohibiting slavery passed Congress? 1 he scheme was so vast In Itself and the form of government of such exemplary character that Congress became enthusiastic In Its behalf. Wnat politicians failed to inrry out. this New England minister broueht about, and tho great Northwest n as opened." Dr. Storrs then spnl,e briefly of Marcus Whit man, whom ho called tho missionary pioneer of the West, oTEitiiAUT.xza xnv st. vaul. An Erroaeoue Report or the Mntter Heat Out from London. Pinr,nr.M'iiiA. Dec. SO. President Clement A. Grlscom of the International Nnvlgatlon Company this afternoon made tho following statement In refcrenco to the London despatch about the overhauling of tho St. Paul: "The cablo from London with refcrenco to tho overhauling of the St. Paul Is malicious In effect if not in intention. When this steamer was In Newport News after her stranding on tho Now Jersey beach In January last a certain number of distressed rivets were discovered on the Hat of her bottom, which could not then be made good owing to the ship being too close to the floor of the dry dock for the workmen to re pair them. This proximity to the floor of the eh ck w as due to thu size and the draught of the vessel. " 'llils Is now the period of the nnnunl over haul of all of the ships of tho American line, nnd we are taking advantage of the St. Paul being laid oil for annual overhaul to make good tho.o rivets which were distressed by the stranding. "Ihe surveyors for the underwriters observed tho rivets at Newport Nc ww. Hnd tho repairs are being made under their direction and that nt the Lloxtls, and the stalcim-nt In the cable from London that the rivets were loo-encd by the wink ug of the engines, i.c , is false nnd calcu lated to Injure th" repmat on of tho ship before the public If not con'r.idicied. "Nil ehlp was ever In the predicament that the St Paul was and rxtr'c.Ved with as little dam.u:e to her hull, and these rivets In quextlnn might possibly ho allowed tn remain undis turbed, hut It is tho policy of the tnnipany in ho hyjieri rlth nl in such mailers. What the cotn pmy has done and is nniv doing has the entire sympathy and npprnvn! of underwriters, sur veyors, und oflklal surveyors." .S7ULK.V J.V JOKET Heem-ltlra Ml "sine from the Nulloaal X.tr ilmce Jlenrd From. This notice was read out over the tickers along with the stock quotations J eslerday morning: Rroi ki- Saturday. I'ec, SO, ten t lisrrs of the iloclc of tho I mp're Telepraph and Telephone Company of llrooklyn, of the par raluo of 91110 each, cerllflcatn number 05, lu the uameof Charles S. Itrder; a draft forii-'V on demand to Loiulon Jo'nt Stock Poos, Loth, bur, London, number 1,1m. Alio a I'nlted States Government bond of $0. with Interest bearing cou pons attached, number not known. If presented, pteftue notify Copt, titcpucn O'llrien, chief dctectlre, 13 Wall street. These things were missed from the cashier's desk In the office of tho National Life In surance Company, at 07 Cedar street, on Sat urday morning. In tho homo pneketbook with them were memoranda belonging to tho general manager of tho company. John 1'. Makley. The securities belonged to Mr. Mnklev's cashier. Mr. Makley said jestcnluy to a mn reporter: " I havo been assured that thu pocketbook, with Its coiiti nts Intact, will be returned tn mo to-morrow, I am confldom thtt thosHsuriinio has been mado In good faith, and, for that rea son, I do not euro to go very much into details. 'J Jin pocketbook win taki n by it person enn Iiectid with tho ronipanj. By n person also coniiec'fd with tho company, nnd who knows nbnut tlinillnappearnuiuiif the pneketbook, but who had no tiiimei tlnn with lis disappearance, 1 have been told to-day that a person whom I su-piot of hnving taken tho property knows that ho is suspected, and therefore) Intends tn iiuiko riistllutliin. 'I ho rlntm.us 1 understand It, w 111 bo iiiiido Hint tho pminTty wns taken for ft Joke. If tho properij Is promptly restored, mid tlm pi'rsnn c nn iiiuki' tho Joke story appear plausible, the matter will otnl turret. If uot, I blmll take such iictluii ns I deem proper," wast in i: it. 1 1: no i: mam: nArtsn, Hhlpi'lnt: Wen AilTOcntn Wore, l.lchcahlpa and Jlelter I.lclit nt Jlmierr J'olnta. Manager Grlscom nnd teveral other repre sentatives of tho American line, Including Port Captain bhnckfonl and C'npt. Jamison of the rlrniiishli St. Paul, were pnrt of o delegation that visited tho nillce of tho Pilot Commissioners jostorday to confer with them on the subject of moro tffccilvily lighting nnd buoiing tho en trances, to tho li.ii I'or. Tho delegation suggested. In a petition to tho Llgl.thoui'O Board, which wns submitted tn tho Pilot Cnmmlssloneis, that a lightship ought lo be putviit thoentraneo tn Gedntj's Channel on n lino with the led electric light Iiuojbj niinlher at the intersection of liednei's nnd Bajsldo channels! llghtlloiuo at the Southwest Spit, and nno mar lli (Juirkstcp buoy, 'J he peti tioners nlsii recommend tho pulling of better lights nlung ilsngnrnus channels of tho host lltvrtr, nnd. In tho luwer bi, many more ligl'lcrt huos und either buoys that rluill lio distinguish, able ill tho day muro by their tliapu than their 'J In! delegation, which represents the shipping Interestsof this port, will luuo another confer ence with tho Pilot Commissioners nnd tho pilots uext Tuesday, Cluiraed with Jlrfrnudlnu- Ills retailors. Samuel Olberfeldor, ft member of the defunct firm of White & Olherfehler, was arrested yet terdny on an Indictment charging nlm with forgery. His pnrtner, While, was Indicted ana nrrtsted on Monday. Thej are charged with talilf) Inctholr books la 18U4 for the purpose of defrauding their creditors. Olberfelder. whn arraigned Before Recorder OoiT. furnished U,U0U ball for btiappcarnuie wheu wanted. . m, ,., ...1 .. f&JtxXl&Ouk FOLK LORE THEIR IIOBBY. axvnnsxa or sixth aki 'zeoesd HOLD A MEEXISa. Btory of the Holr tlrall Picked to Pieces A. Carton Tbeorr as to the Orlala or Similar Mjrtha Amonn Many People Polata Abont American Folk Iore. Folk lore, chiefly American, was discussed In some of It phases at the eighth annual meeting of tho American Folk Lore Socloty In Hamilton Hall, Columbia College, yesterday. As tho name of tho society Implies. Its specialty Is American folk lore that of tho Indians and negroes chiefly nnd all but three of the papers read jestorday dealt with the one or tho other. One of tho exceptions was tho paper of W. W. Newell of Cambridge, Mass., who undertook to smash Into hits our belief In the beautiful legend of the Holy Grail and aroused much Indignation In the nltompt. Another was tho paper of Dr. D. O. Urtnton of Philadelphia entitled "The Psychlo Origin of Myth," whloh also "aroused discussion. Tho third exception wns by Prof. Thomas Wilson of Washington, who told the story ot tho original Uluobcard, a very unpleasant personage who lived four centuries ago In Brittany ami killed children Instead ot wives and Is still tho buga boo of naughty Breton children, Mr, Newell made trouble nt tho outsol of his paper by sal Ins that the Holy Grail wns neither a myth nor a tradition and that Lohengrin, Parsifal, and Sir Galahad and nil tho other stalnloss knights that went In quest of It wore purely creatures ot literature, Tho whole legend, he said, grow out of a poem by Crestlan de Troves, a French poot, who lived In tho tn elf th century. He wrote about the education of a slmplo-mlnded young man named Porcl vale, who, in tho course of his advonturos, camo to thu houGo of the (trnll, whero also was a bleeding spear. It was merely, as Mr. Newell put It, a fashionable novel of tho time, known to a few. Like other poem ot its time. It was enveloped in mysticism, and the later poets, like Wolfram von Eschenbacb, not understanding this mysticism, made out that the grail, a sec ondary Incident of tho original poem, was the holy chalice that contained the blood of Christ, and In his poem of Parsifal made It tho thing about which all else revolved, nnd, with the continued misunderstanding of the mvstlcism, tho legend grew Into the thnpo we havo It In the Arthurian iegends. Mr. Charles F. Wood was the first to oppose this theory. Ho maintained the legend could be traced back to tho apocryphal writers of tho second century, nnd that ltwas a powerful moral factor In tho middle ages. He claimed for it a psychlo basis, and compared It with the legend of the fountain ot youth In Florida. He attrib utes It In part to th mystery that snrrounded water In the primitive mind, and the cup, he said, could bo traced back Into Indian my thology. Others took a similar view, and Mr. Newell seemeel alone In his theory. Dr. Robert M. Lawrence of Lexington, Mass., read a paper on the "Folic Lore of Common Salt." Mho first use of salt, he said, was hidden In antloulty. Long before tho historical era it was highly esteemed. The first Biblical notice of It Is In the destruction of Sodom and Guinor rah. about thirteen ccnturlM befure Christ. Job also speaks of It. Among fonioof tho folk lore tbnt has grown up about It Is that It Is never found In witches' kitchens, because It has been consecrated. This is one source of tho almost universal custom of tossing salt over the left should'r after one has spilled some. Whenever one spills salt it arouses enmity, and if jou throw It over ) our left shoulder ou will hit plum In the eye the devil that Is lurking theie, and thus banish all enmity. In Russia there isasuperstltlon. he said, that you will quarrel with jour neighbor If ) ou help him w llli fait, and to nv old this ) on must amlle very pleasantly. In Marsala, Sicily. u is used to Keep evil spirits away trom new born babes. On the night of tho birth all the relntlvcs of the child sit up. A saint's Image and ft rosary are placed on the door. Behind the door Is a bng of salt. n napkin and a broom. If the evil spirit should happen to get by the rosary and Image before It could get at the baby it would have tn count all the grains in the salt, all the threads In the napkin, and all the straws In the broom. This would save tho baby, for before the witch or evil spirit could do all this the christening would have taken place. In Morocco a piece of rock salt hung about the neck is a talisman against evil. 1 he old saying that you can catch a bird If jou can get near enough to put salt ou Its tall doesn't mean that If jou get that mar von can grab It, and that sawdust would do as well ai a lit. Suit cists a magic spoil oil the bird that makes it powerless to ll away. In reference to the splllltii: of salt Dr. Lawrence quoted Binhop Joseph Hall, who vvrnln 111 lO'-T. " When salt fell toward n supurstltlous guest nt dinner he was wont tn exhibit signs ot mental agitation and refused to be comforted until ou of tho waiters poured wine In his lap." In the south ot England there Is a salt spell to bring recreant lovers. 1 he disconsolate maiden throws a pinch of salt on the firs three suc cessive Friday nights, saying: it u not this salt I with to burn. It U my lover hrt to turn. that tin may nellhsr rrtt uor happy bs Until tie co'm'fl and speaks to inc. On the third Friday tho joung man ought to appear. MIt Alice C Fletcher of Washington gavenn account nf tho hair-cutting ceremony among thu ejmnhas. and Dr. Prani! Boas gave a star legend found among the Alaskan Indians ami an almost ldenlhal one among the Mlcmacs of Nova Scotia, while In tho central part of tho country a legend, evidently the same inorielii, dlllered greatly in different tribes. Stambury Hacar ot Brooklyn told about weather and sea sons lore among the Mlunas, giving these say ings: " When the stars appear close together A storm Is coming,"" When th partridge feath ers crow long there Is to be a hord winter," and " hen thu fireflies come the birch burk peels well." Prof. Wilson. In tolling about Bluebeard, tald that be had collected flfteenor twenty ver lions uf the legend nf the forbidden chain her nnd the en chanted key, onebejug In tho folk lore of the Da kotas. Bluebeard, as we know it, was the work of one Perault, who bad charge of tho publlo build ings In France in the limn ot Louts XIV., when Colbert was Minister. Prof. Wilson s theory is that tho stor had It source in Brittany tn the stories still told of one. lilllesdn Hals (afterward lieu), n very wealthy noble, who was bom in 1404. He was n prominent 11 euro In the One Hundred Years' nr. was Captain of tho guard of Joan of Arc, and afterward itrand Marshal of rrnncc. Ho got Into financial dllll cultiea late In life, anil to recoup his once great fortune hired on Italian alchemist, to make gold for him. To do thin successfully the blood of children was needed, nnd be procured the rhll- uren, witii a una! result- iuiil no eras uangen and burtiod, and his name bunded down from generation to generation as something with v, hlch to frichtsu children. It is Impossible to give even a hire outline nf som of the Interesting papers that were read. The one that excited the greatest discussion was that of Dr. Brlnton on the origin of myth. He held that tho extraordinary and constant similarity of myths tnrouahout the world was due less, to transference than to certain ele ments of the mind Itself, which develop in certain linos of fabrication. He gave ns an example of this similarity the well-known story of Br'er Rabbit, Br'er Fox, and the tar baby found among Southern negroes and a until almost tho tame among thu Buddhism. He quoted Darwin to tlm effect that tattooing found lu all early stages of civilization did not rnmo from a common sourc as a support for his theory. Similarity of myths found in Cen tral Africa and th ccntial parts of South Amerlc a could not bu traced to common fourcux. Ho lust d hU theory upon the Identity of man's mind, which developed alwajs In tne samo direction, 'to make his point clearer he druw up what ho termed " Universal Mythical Cycles," 'the first wan "cosmlcal concepts," All peoples havo tho four cardinal point", tho universal celestial circle nnd the under world, 'Iho second circle was that of tho sacred mem bus. 4 nnd :!, the former meaning the- material world, among all primitive races. The third was the drama of the world, thocrentlnn, the preservation through on or two cuUstrophrs, and the foresight nf the end. 'Ihodultigc, for Instance, Is found In all mythologies 'I his theory found somu support and cons d erable opposition. In opposition Prof, Wilson showed tho Influence of forced migrations ou lujlh. and polntod nut how wo now mux ba making trouble for future Investigators. Thu eiamplo was the lofl hind font of a grave) aid rabbit. Till superstition, he said, wns brought to this country h) tho in crocs, and lately has spread so among the whiles thut quantities of I rabbits' feet aro being mid. If tho rabbit's foot did nut get Into llterntuie. and nun should he found In a tomb u thousand learn hence, men of science would have u great time accounting for It. Last night the foetoty listened to an lllns. trated lecture on African life by llnll C'hutuhilu, aud to-uiglit It will dine nt the Arena. rJoclMllsl iind Amtrchlatsi to T.ilU the Old Yeur Uu(, Preparations are being mndo by the local sections ot the Socialist-Labor party and tho Anarchist groups ot New York to celebrate tho ending of th jear 180(1 and the beginning of the new year. The SoclnlUts will meet nt tho Labor Lvceum, U4 Kust Fourth street, nnd tho Anurchlsts will meet In t larcmloti llnll. John Most will be the chief orator lu Llurendou Hull. Mr, llueit rll and Itrrnk Her Nose. Mrs. Emma Burst of 204 West 137th street while loillnt,- In Brooklyn jestcudny slipped on an Icy sidewalk In De Knlh avenue and St, James's place and. falling, broke her nosov She , wm taken to tho Brooklyn Hospital, 3 - X.1YB TOPICS AnOUT TOWS. An importer who hoi Just retired from busi ness found last week. In Bottling upthls affairs, that ho wns paying storngo feos on; thirty bis boxes nt correspondence, account hooks, nnd business papers accumulated .during tho last twonty-flvo years, and now of no value to him. Theso pnpors worn of Buch a character that If they fell Into tho hands of an unscrupulous per son he might mnko them the source of much annoyance tn tho Importer's frlonds. Tho Im porter found t lint he hail no suitable placo where ho might burn them, and he knew of no other safo method ot elcstruylna them. In nls qunndnty ho nntdled lo 11 banker for ad rite, nnd tn hie surprl-e ho found that thero was a III m tn this town that dlspo-ol of this kind of papers. Mid etunrantcvd that the Job would bo -omploto. Then tho Importer turned his thirty doves of pipers ox rr to tho firm, nnd he learned thnt tho banks and big business corporations npplled to this firm exery 5 car to destroy a lot of paper that was of no mnro uso to them hut might lie used ngalnst thorn lr it toll Into tho wrong hands. A bright joune matron who came to tho con clusion Inst j our thnt flats were not proper placet to llvo In becauso they xxoro badly ven tilated, nnd xvho persuaded her husband to'tako n houso In tho country as nn experiment, enmo to town jcstcnlay to do some shopping, and In cidentally to tell hor frlonds how muoh moro snttsfactory It wns to Hvo In the suburbs. She txns very enthusiastic, nnd a friend remarked: "That Is nil attractive. Mrs. Blank; but I haxo rc.ibon to know that country houses nro no better xentllnlcd than city npu-tments." "Why. hoxv enn you snv that" exclnlmod Mrs. Blank. "Wo had ulmoRt no ventilation tn'the city. Now wo havu excellent ventila tion. Why, Inst summer a nasturtium grow right up through my parlor floor, nnd this win ter 1 wakci John up early on innrnlncH nfter a storm so thnt ho mny havo tlmo to shovel snotv off tho attic lloor before catching bis trnin." The photograph gallery on tho Bowery that has for many years mado a Bpoclalty of pho tographing dlmo museum freaks nnd supplying tn certain manufacturers of clgxrcttos pic tures ot shapely jounu womon in tlghti, Il not prospering as It did u year ago henuss of tho button fnd. Two cigarette comcunlos tbnt cnxonwnv thousands of smnll photographs of alleged nctrcses hnxo substituted for them motln buttons of various designs. "That doesn't help my business n'ong," snld tho photographer, "nnd I don't lel!o-o that chtarctto Smokers Hko It us well. Somo of tho photographs that I turned out for these to bocco men Aoro really very nrtlstlc. Whcro did 1 got my models? iVhy. tho town Is filled with girls xho think It an honor to bo photo graphed In tlu'hts for lhl purpoto, nnd If thev happen tn bo thlrd-ralo aetresss they nro sometimes willing to pax for the .irlxllegu, bo cause It Is 1111 ndxertlscmrnt. There Is a wo man who is singing In tomlo opera In this town now whoso memo xxns mado by cigarette pictures, she was known only to n few peo ple ''alt a dozen itnrs iigti. but her tUuro was graceful, and she cavopromle of Incoming 11 clever performer If she should ever get the opportunity. Sho was photcgrnphed In tights, and one of tho tohacen eomrnnlea got the right to UhO this photograph for lulxerti lng purposes. They reprinted hundreds of thousands nf smnll photograph from It. nnd on ett' h one xvns stamped tho ua.no of the actress, whlili was iidd-soundlng, and likely to be remembered. Within a jear the young woman's luimn nnd face were known wherexer cigarettes xvero smoke il, but not one person In ten thousand could have told you on what btnge she had nppenrcd. She profited bjthe ndvnrtlslnc, and now tdin Is rettlne ft big salary. Manj nftbomodels that wo hnvo photographed were not ac.resies, but foolish girls xvho volunteered, and who assumed stage names or the purpose. So great xxns tho de mand fur these sum' I photographs that a big Plant xx as established tin town to turn them out by a rapid process at a rate that would sur-pt-e an old photographer. I nm doing xery Itttlo in this lliu now. and If it were not for my very good customers, tho dime musonm freaks, I should go out of tho business." A Navy Yard event which assumes unusua importance this xr.ir becauso of tho larco num ber of fighting ships stationed nt or near New York. Is the fleet bill thnt will usher In tho Now Year. It Is to ho glxcn in tho numo of t.10 oflkeis of tho l S. S. M issvchusetts. Purl tan, Tevas. Columbia, Terror. Kntnhdlr. Mnr blchead, Montgomery, nnd Essex, and It Is to the commandant nnd officers of tbetynrd'nnd jho commanding officer nnd officers of iho U. S. It. S. Vermont. Exer since tho fleet assembled off Stnten Island Inst summer there hnxo been busy times in the Navy Yard. Tho llstless-lie-s that cha,-nnterl7eil this Interesting posses sion of the United Mates enxo nny 10 bustle, and it has I cen 0110 nf the Bights of Greater New York xxell aorth inspecting. So far as xlsltors nro concerned, tho Nm-y Yard Is de lightfully fieo from red tape. Any one may no In nnd Inspect the fighting boats, nnd the nnn cnmmlss'nned olllcers haxo willingly acted as guides. It is evpectnl that the hoj on New Year's Eve will b.. tho most brilliant affair nf that sort slneo the ball given in tho Madison Square Garden In honor of tho officers of tho foreign xcssels that camo tn help us with our big Lentcn11lalnax.il inrnde. New York has b-cn so graded that tlicro are fexv bills south of l,'3th street where coasters may take adxantigo nf mch n snow fall as tho last one. One of tl.o longest nnd most.con xcnlout bl'ls fur this sport slopes from nhout 101st street oil West End nxenuo down to Ninelj -fifth street. 'I h descent Is gradual, iiiul it Is it slide that won d be looked upon xxlth initeiiipt b n I'liundlan. This hill was cov ered with coasters on sniiilaj evening, and tho trxeV. for sleds hnd been poii'hed until it was like ice. Half a iloren bobs or double rin. ners, o.ch cnrrjlng from four to eight pan sengers. sue i ceded In getting 11 n a fair rato of sreed, but the single sleds didn't glide along rapidly enough to alarm even a very nervous coiiier. From the private houses on either Mils nf the nvenini were broueht nut sleds of an cient construction, and fully lulf the coasters who enjojed this unutual opportunity xvero adults. In rcpl7 to tho many complaints thnt hnvo ben mado to the express companies this jenr becauso of tho unusual delays In thodcllvcr Ins of holiday packages, tho superintendents f-.iy that not fur many years havo they leen o rushed. Fur somo reason people who unit Christmas goods by express xxclted until n day or two beforo tho holiday to deliver tholr pa kages tu the expressmen. Tho result nan a flood ot holiness that discounted previous Christina expurieiues, Tho express com panies xvero not preparod lor such 11 rush. Too days before Chrltt 11119 ox cry evnnss company thnth.isnn nillce near tho Grand Central Station was literally buried under boxes nni bundles 01 nil descriptions. LADT JtT.ULH A-J.SS.l r .SWEET. J'lnrilienc Thut ArrrMrd llir Uonie.Itoiiml 'I liruac In 1'rnnt ol tlie Trlttimr, By dint of native elnqiunrnnnd a reprefentn tlonof her extreme need, Mrs, Mary Kov cs ob tained n place as scrub woman In the VXfunir building two xxceks ngo. Her tenure of ofllco expired yojiorday In a final burst of ora tory that for a few momenta caused ft blockade In front of the building, The janitor told her that ho would pay her and thnt sho must go. He says shedema11de.1l moro pay than sho was entitled to, w hi' Il xxns refused. 'J here xva a ruction, and sho luniled outiilde the building. Twenty minute later idio xvas back ngnlu, filling the front hallway with tho sound of her voice. Sho lalled Day Watchman i'ltrpitrlck, who requested her tn move out. worse things than n rectangular piiralloliiplpednn. "I'll have mu lull xvnges," alio announced. " I lon't dure lay 11 hum! tu me " When the watchman approached her she promptly flinched. In her fifty years of llfo -Sirs, hcjes has accumulated foinblcrahio br.iwn, and Fltpatrlek iliMoxeird that hewn Involved in no ft o'clock tin, It was real work ho hnd cut out for hlni-elf. Two moro men enino tu bis aid anil helped him Miovo the woman down the steps, she, meantime, whooping in stentorian times that she was helnr: murdered. "Help! Help! If there's 11 in in among yeznr a women miner w Id 11 man's heart In her, will cho stiind In an' sen a lady murdered ? Sure, liiey w on't pay me vv hat the) 're tixx In' me," l.xentuallv a pnirol wagon estorud her In statu lo the Oak street station, co.!t in in i j.wiiasci: a nn ii, Imillor mid lllx I'liiully Descend Through, (he riatueM In iiu Utevntor. A flio which did about $",000 damago In tho Consolidated Stock and Fotroloum Ex change building early yesterday caused tho floor used bj the brokors to bo nearly entire ly flooded, Tho II ro started In aetororoom on ji10 third floor near th elevator shaft. Janitor llrndy nnd bl family, consisting of rife, daughter, and tun sous, win lived lu a little houso on lliu roof of the bg btilldlni, doxndtd lu the elexRtor tu n !,ico uf safely, 'll.ey felt the hem of the llmno when limy passed the third floor, lliu flio was inslly extinguished, hut the lower pnrt ot tho building was flooded in the process, 'Iho water on tho exchange floor . hs mopped op before the exchange opened, !) i u,a, not delayed. 1 VON MOLTKE-BONAPARTE. a xoTEwnnrnr weddxso xx WAHlIfiOlnS SOCIETY. alls X.onlse Knsteale nonnpnrt Ileeome th IVIta or Count Adam Von Mollke. Ilultreldt-Tbe Jlrldo n Great. Ornnd. daushter of Mine. Patterson. Sonnpartt. Warhinqtok, Doc, SO. The wedding of Count Adam von Moltke-Hultfeldt of Denmark and Miss Louts Eugenie Bonaparte, daughter ot the widow ot Col, Jerome Bonaparte, took placo this morning In St, Paul's Cathollo Church. It was one of the most Interesting international marriages in Washington In tunny years, nnd much regret was felt that, owing to the recent death of tho father ot the bridegroom, the plnnsfor an Imposing ceremony had to bo aban doned. Tho invitations to tho church num bered scarcely a hundred, and the party which eat down at th wedding breakfast at the resi dence of Mrs. Bonaparte on 1C street was re stricted to members of tho family ant! the wed dlnc party. Tho church was decorated with flowers and plants nnd the national colors of tho United States nnd Denmark xvere blended In the xvnll pnnols. The ushers xvere Walter Van Rons seiner Berry, Frank Andrcxvs, Charles McCnxv loy, and Robert Wnllnch, all ot this city. The bridegroom wns attended nt the altar by Ills brother. Count Leon von Moltke-Hultfeldt. Iho bride was escortod to tho altar and given away by her uncle, Charles Bonaparte of Haiti more. Cardinal Gibbon, an old friend of the Bonaparte family, performed the ceremony, nnd Father Foley, priest of the parish of St. Paul's, was celebrant of the nuptial mass vv hlch succeeded the marrlago corcmony. During Ibo singing of tho mass Conut Adam von Moltke Hultfeldt and bride occupied seats within tho snnctunry. The bride wore white satin, trimmed with old family lnco. Her veil was clasped to the hair with n diamond crescent, the glftof ox-Empress Eugenic, tho bride's findniothcr. At the house of Mrs. Bonaparte the gifts were slioivn llio brenktast party, 'lhey represented almost ull families In tho diplomatic corps mid many In nfllclal life. Count von Mollkcllultfeldtanil his bride will proceed to St. Petershurir. which will ho tholr home for the present. The Count held n dip lomatic aro In Paris under his father, hut that xxns xnc.icd by tho Minister's death, and his future movements nro uncertain. Miss Bnnnparte, the bride of tn.tloy. I the gri-at-gianddaughter uf the famous beauty, "Betsy" Patterson nf Baltimore, wl oso mar rlago to. Icrome Bonaparte, brother of Napoleon Bonapatle, was celebrated in Baltimore on Christmas exe, 1811.1. the Rev. John Carroll, Bishop of Maryland, utlkl.itlug. 1 he alliance xva not recognized by Npuleon Bonaparte, nnd Jerome, yielding to his solicitations and demands, abandoned his American wife, xvhii Indignantly rejected Napoleon's uffer of a large pension "provided she doe not take the name of my family." Her eon, Jerome Napoleon Bonaparte, was born In the suburbs nf I, iiidon, England. The ex cuts that followed are historic-the refusal of the Pope to dissolve the marriage, the decree of the Council of Stnto of Fraui e, under Napoleon'ft dictation, declar ing It null: the coronation ot Jerome as King of estphulla and his subsequent marrlago to a princess of Wtlrtemberg. 'I he name "Jerome," which Mme. Patterson-Bonaparte gaxo to her only son, has been handed down In the family, being borna now by n brother of the bride, a boy J el In his teens. Mine. Patterson-Bonaparte, with her son. passea ner 1110 partly in inn ejnueu maics anu partly In Europe. Only once did she ever see Jerome after tho first Parting. Jerome, with his Oueen, Catherine of Wtlrteinberg, wns visit ing the Plttl Gallery, when became face to face with his repudiated wife. No sign of recog nition was made by either, but Jeionio said to Catherine. "That is my American wlro. ' Mme. nonaparte's son married a Mis Susan Williams ot ltoxburv. Mass. n bad Hvo sons, Jerome, father of the bride of to-day, and Charles, a resident of Baltimore, who gave hi nleco in marriage. Mine). Patterson-Bonaparte died lu Baltlmor lu 1871). Her husband, Jerome, died In 1S00. After the death of Cath erine of Wtlrteinberg ho xvas married to an Italian woman of title. Countess x on Moltke-liultfoldt Is a handsome xvoman ot ".'I xears, of medium height, with dirk-brown hair, xvorn high, but rellcxed by n cluster of tiny curls at the brow; regular fea tures and brown ejes, over which curve heavy dark brows. Her complexion Is pale and clear. Count vou Moltke Is a llne-looklug young man, ixLovc medium height. ejlonc ei'Anr. Miss Louise O'Dny and A. Jackson Stone were marrle 1 yestcrdav afternoon at 1"S West Seventy-second 6treet, the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Danlol O'Dny. The draw Ing rooms xxoro decked with roses nnd palms, nnd the ceremony wa performed nt 4 o'clock by the Rev. .Matthew A. 'laylor, rector of the Church of the Blessed sacrament. MlssJean nelte V. O'Daj and Miss Angelica Stone, eistera of the bride anil bridegroom respectively, were the bridesmaids. Daniel O'Day, Jr , wa the btstman. A collation followed tho ceremony. l-ery Silvester. Miss Florence Silvester and Porclval Levy xx ere married jesterday at the home of tho bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Silvester, fid West Seventy. second street. 'Iho Hex-. Joseph Mlvcrman ot the 'lcmple Emanu-El performed the ceremony. There were no bridesmaids or ushers. An elaborate bridal breakfast followed the ceremony. T IKJA TT-h'KillT ItOT.H ARRESTED. Iind nee Conatlnc Past Mayor Kennell's lloilac TxTrnly-l'olir Jiseiepe, Tho Secaucus roid, xx hlch runs through North Bergen, affords an excellent hill for coasting. For the past few days the hill has been crowded with coasters, the participants coming from miles around. Directly facing the road I the residence of Mnj or Kennel!. Ho objected to tho crowd gntberlng In front of his house and tried todrlxe the buy and girls nwnx, but lhey paid little attention to his commands. Yesterday he gaxe Instructions to the consta ble of Iho loxx n to arrest exery person caught coasting nn tile 1,111, The constables raided tho loaslcrit In the afternoon and arrested twentj flght box. Thev Binned for the 'lown Hall wtlh their prisoners, but before they reai bed there iwenlv-fotir of the box made their es cape. 'Iho other four wero locked up and Iliad 18 each. The fathers of the boys branded the arrest a nn outrage, and said they would appeal to thu courts on tho ground that tho road is publlo ami there Is no law against coasting. hie itosuins rosn co. n.v.s. Outsiders Prohibiten train I'lshlnc In rlhrll Ponil lit Oyislrr Hoy. Justice Smith of tho Supremo Court In Brook Ijn has decided In fiixot of thu Dosorls Pom! Company In lis suit against Ferdlnnnd J.Camp bell and other residents uf Ojster Baj-, L. .. for mi Injunction lo forbid the defendants fisblng in tlie old Shell PcjIiiI at that place. Palm Hotel Keeper Arreated, Churls Plnkernelly, proprietor of tho palm Raines law hotel at I'll) t'hrjstio street, wa held for trial In the Essev. Mnrket Court yester day for violating the liquor tnv law- in allowing the door leading from the bar room to the dining hall to rriiinlti tuilockel nrter 1 A. M, Ho xxalred examination His ntrot was brought about by tho crusado Dr. 1 uuk is making against certain east side hii loons which he says are tho resort of disorderly person. T he Palm was one of the places complained nf by Dr, Funk and It was visited by Commissioner Ruosorvlt on thontcasloii of his recent tour of thu east sldu Homes law hotels. 3Ir, Jlrpevv (Jive u .Dinner Plirtr. Chuunccy M, Depow gave a dinner last night nt his home, 43 Weil Flftj -fourth street. Ills guests wero: Perry Belmont, Mr, nnd Mrs. II e 1 1 i or Slostio, Miss Mary Trevor, Mr. and Mrs. Egerton L. Wlnthrnp, Jr.; Mlrs Paulding, Theodnro Frclliiglniyscii, James J. Van Alen, Mr. nml Mrs. Pierre Lnrlllard Ronalds, Jr.; Milller Vr. .Mr. and Mrs. John II. Drexel, Mis Kalherino Duer. Miss Cora Randolph, Edmund Randolph, Mr, and Mis. Leslie Cotton, .Mr, and Mrs. Trenor L. P.trk, mid Richard Peters. CitifT Itemlt Lswrer Krsni's Fine, Recorder doff remitted, yesterday, the fine nf SCO nhtohhehnd Imposed on Law) er Amos H. Evans, on Monday, when Evans refused to sit down In tho court room nfter ho had been ordsred to uo so by the Recorder. Evnns apologized to the Recorder, saying ho meant no disrespect to the Court, nnd that hu had been obliged to stand up at the time in order to hear xx bat a witness was testifying to. Corundum Crystal on III Farm, PunKSKiM, N, V., Dec. SO.-Robert Mncktllnr found on his farm near Oscawannn station some time ago a fine vein of emery. Now It is reported he has found some corundum crystals. Ho sent some specimens to a Philadelphia geol ogist, who has pronounced them the finest corundum be has ever seen. Mr. Mackellsr has bad a number of the stones cut and mounted as studs. gTrtvt gttutiCJt.iottrj. JfW guMtaHmtji. H1 "So adequate a combination of ability and of interest, of timeliness and of permeaeneAxaW Tim!- criticism and of description, of fiction and ot history, and, finally, ot literature and M uHH art, Is not attained ly any other masstlne." Boifon UeraM, Dta. 13, me. 'flH JANUARY CENTURY 1 READY TO-DAY, CONTAINS t Jfl An Installment of the Widely Read Serial, $R The Most Important Series of Pupers for Americans Now Appearing, Jl "CAMPAIGNING WITH GRANT," 9 Bv Gen. Horace Porter. Jm iJBV Crnnt's Third Dny in the Wilderness. " I nhnll take no backward stepi." tiMM Hull to tho Chief ! A Midnight Rldo. How a Famous Mcssago was Despatched. 'ABB Grant Roughs it with tho Troops. Scenes at tho "Bloody Angle." A'B1 ''Tt.emorttnteruUnovtclurcof thefainoiuhcroicMchha)vctbunprwnUd."TtuAdmne4,ChUag & Speech and Spccch-Rcadlaj Napoleon's Interest tn tho 'YaBB tor the Deaf. Battle of New Orleans. .fAM Tho latest methods of itistructlngdcnfchll- ,. ... ...,... !&BB dren, with special reference to tho experience ''' a Description Of the Battlt DJf "SftflB of Helen Keller. Illustratcdby Irvine Wiles. General Andrew Jackson. sH A Rose of Yesterday. ThobattloofNew Orleans, in which 2,117 B leu P Mm-lnn c,.-,i.,j llrltishsoldlorsandiaAmorlcnnswereltilled "f?BB ,L ,.y, . n,',nrion s-r"Wloro- and wounded, excited tho interest of Europo, 'BB 'J ho third installment of Mr. Crawford's cspoclallyof Napoleon Bonaparte, who was 'vBB newntivol. A study of divorce in Elba nt tho time. General Jackson wrote -ABM Th-. Ahoupfiiiu un. a personal letter to James Monroe which BB ... . A1)sur(,"y Of War. descrlbos tho battlo nnd which was read by -Bfl "Tho lma romnmiteif man's modeof decld- Napoleon. It is believed that this letter. ""JsBM IfiR disputes in thonnlmal or sovngo state." which is of oxtrn-.rdlnnry interest, has nerer 'ftH By E. L. Godkitt, beforo appeared in print. , D. Weir 3YlitobeU'o Great Storj of the Revolutionary W)ar. t9. "HUGH WYNNE, FREE QUAKER' M With a Synopsis of the Chapters already Published in November and December. Bh This story Is attracting universal attention. The present installment contains two "sB' thi'flltni! episodes in tho llfo of its yottnc CJ tinker hero just beforo the outbreak of tho vBfa Revolution. vjBf? Lcnbach, the Painter. Public Spirit In Modern Athens. 9. A beautifully Illustrated nrtlclo on a fa- Contributed by Mr. Blkdlas, tho lending 'jg niQtis (lennnn painter, with his portrait of n(.,m .. ,, wm. ..!.. ...- IvBI: UiMiiarok. onnnixcd by Henry Wolf, as thu ,ltcrnry man Gnuco. With twelve bestt- frontispiece. tlful illustrations by Castalgne. J A Girl of Modern Tyre. COMPLETE The L,CbtB of Shka. H By Hamlin Garland, STORIES By Chester Bailey Fernald. ' ?j Author of " Main Trnv elled Roads," etc. Author of " Tho Cat nnd tho Cherub," etc S CAPTAIN MAHAN ON ADMIRAL NELSON. 4 The story of " Nelson in tho Bnttlo of the Nile," by Cupt.Alfred T. Mahan, tho well-known Y3 author of " Influence of Sea Poxvcr in History." Illustrated with pictures nnd diagrams. An American Composer. Summer at Clirlstmas.Tidc. By Henry T. Finck. By Julian Hawthorne. A sketch of Mr. Kdvxnrd A. MacDowoll, An interestini: article describing winter tj recently called to the new professorship of llfo in tho island of Jamaica. With six iE music at Columbia University. illustrations by Gilbert Gaul. ? This is the Subscription Season. On ami after the isiue nf the January number new mibucribcrs may obtain the 4; iVotT iiibcr fiiicf )ccc)iibcr C'cnf ury (hcijtnntng the volume) free of charge on request. All y tlcnlvr Jill siiiMTpffniiH on these terms, or remittance may be made direct to the vubllsh- CM, I'rUCtffM a year, single numbers, ssccnU. The Century Co., Union Square, New w i'urh. ,w vv DAMAGE rERIUCTS MET ASIDE. A "Thrntrlcnl Dlnplar" In Court Spoil line litxv)cr'i! I Itrnl' fivar. Ilarbnra Weber not nverdlctof $(1,500 acalnst the Third Avenue Itnllroad Company (or the loss uf tho Urn of her son Frederick. He was struck in the kneo by a car on Uct, U, 18i4, and died from e-Mnumptlon in June, 1803. The In Jury to the knee ilex eloped a tuhcrculnr condi tion. Hie verdict is set nsldo by tho Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on the ground that the evidence xxas Insulllclent to show that consumption wns duu to t tie Injury to tne knee. Axcntlctof $H,50J xvliteb Jlnrtln Corley ob tained against tbe New York anil Harlem itnll road Company for Injuries Is set aside by this court nnd n new trial ordered, becnus Corley pretended to creatcr Injuries than he received, and wont to the xvitneststnnd assisted, nnd with a lee crumpled up, xvliereus lis was able to walk unassisted. 1 lie manner in which he was con ducted tn the witni!s stnnd, the lourt enys. wns Itot upsolelv for elTect. nnd " xvns a fraudulent nnd tlctltinus dinilny before the Jurv of the boy's nlleci'il Intinnltles, vxhlrh could hardly hnve fnlli-il to improperly influence the Jury." In (llMc-ntlnc. .hiMirc. liiKrnliam snld thnt he did not think the so-called " theatrical dls plav" wns sutllcient to war runt a new trinl. il A UIXi: IXTE 1. 1. Ill EXC K. HIMATC.ni- 1IMCNAI Till nr. Sunrise .. 7 Jl 1 Mm cc 4 43 1 Moon rises. 3 30 him u ati 11 thu hat. Sandy Hoo. S 30 i Cov lalanJ. 3 18 I Hell data.. B 47 Arrived -TerjWAT. Pea 29 fit MftAvncliu.etit lloeriunt, Lonilon Pee. 17. Sr Kaim r XV niielui 11 , jlojcmanii. eienoA iec 17anJ Glhralltir I Hill, (s .Noinuillc. C arke. I trerpool llee. 18. hu I ai! I urneiu. TreKftrtlh n. Cape. Town. Ha fontabelle. Mithunzle M Lucia. M l'Anuma, Curel. Pont an 1-4 Adirondack SaiLain. Klnirston. bv Uelie, c Inunen, Hamburg ri Ar uiiilliii XV illcer, 1'urt 1 1 in on. Sscixiia therUntl, Mmilearo llay, M M Mine, Ilawtt orne. New Orleans. MVorklovxii Hole. Norfolk:. Kaiiaixi City Usher, savannah. r. t.eo XV. Cljile, Clilclirsler. XX llmlnRton, l i lie of Mnntlcello. HpiuIuc, M John, D. lurk llnwkenhnrr, .Sonlttl.1t. Cwhln. Unrk vx illard lluclKeit, L'olcorJ. llarbadoes. lurlmerarrlvvli nii "lrit 1'alj. ABRIXKP OtrT F Ontario from New York, nt London. M Noriveiclan, from New x, ork, at Glasgow. hA llle'a, from Nevv V. orlc. at 31ancliester S K'aDlr Prince, from .Nevr Vorlc, at Klo Janeiro. hs l.iuna from New ork.nt Hurnos Ajrek. t 1-1 Mil. from New vork. nt New Orleans fcs Itluoraude, rromuw v.ork, at Uruntevlck. mnTn Ss I atm. from New Vorfc for Southampton, pissed f-cllly lAlKIKlS. m Ardbei;, from New York for Lelth, passsd Dunnct Head. s California, from Now York for Hamburg, passed the 1 imr.t. hs Knrlirulie, from New York for llremen, passed liover. mi Npvarndan, from New York for Rotterdam, off Mil Islands. Aitin rnoii ronrinf ronrv. Rs Persia, from HamburK for New Yorv. bi Taurmliu, from Havre for .Sew Yolk. ieirn rnovi novnm- ronrs. s city or lllrmluglinni, from baxannati for New York, bu Seminole, from Jacksonville for Now York. iHiooiw srrxMMiirs. iuli 7o;mi Xil'ieVn. 1 tutrl Still,. Neiv Ymk. Snuiiimiiptoii 7 uo A M. in oil A. M. lallloillr, l.ttl'rnool . II nil A .M IS 00 V KiiiIii.ioii. Antwerp . ..II IIO '. 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UlUraltar JMs.il . ,. , ...... J YOU 10 IT BEAD SERIALS? j MeOieExceptlon . I It is true that many -v serial stories aro hurt by J an arbitrary division into "d monthly parts. But Rich- U aud Harding- Davis's new l C novel just begun in Scrib- - I ner's i3 not one of those. 1 J. Soldiers of Fortune" I will bo completed in six IJI parts, and each part is, in MW a way, a story in itself. WM The talo is so full of ad. )$ j venture that there aro stir- aH I ring episodes in every Jfl chapter. You should bo- J gin to read tho story Mm NOW jlB It Is the best novel of this popu- VM lar author. m It has to do with a revolution in a vvfl South American republic and raH this is a time of revolutions j)wm tqlmm It tj an int;n:ely In'.eres'inj; !co tHm slory. 1 The hero is a young American to SymW te proud of. ivB Each part is illu-.tra ed by C. D. j 4&fl Gibson. 'S S Order Scribnor's Maga- ' ',)M zino boi'oro the new year. $ 15.00 jior atinum. 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