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Hi; ' NRWENGLA.S'DERS' DINNER. K' vn. r rat ax addott ox the arm- Ha' jocJtAor oi' cixxoir?oi- mWmWmt Cev. Black Yallii of UMiuInf nf ! Cnnrnrt.r HEt -Senator W.lr.lt'. rim far Drllrt)ndrr RL .tnndln Betme.ii Ihft Bant and the Vft HPsf MTrfltroWV Talk Aboot New York Cllr. Bfl fae ninety-second!, annual dinner of tho Now Hm England Society took placo at Dolmonlco'e last MBL nlfht, The event was notablo (or Iho number Bpg oft distinguished man present. The retiring VKJL ' Pfi'ildefif, Cha'rlos C. Itenmnn, presided, and ilftK anfong those who sat on cither side of htm .fifw' wejfe OovlUftck, Senator George V. Hgur, mp the Rov. Dr. Lyman, Abbott, Prosldent Charles 'WlsEt C E1,ot of Harvard" University, Senator HvEs? XOifnoA .O. Wolcott, den. Nelson A. Miles, ex- Ui' Deiretarr of Btats Itlchartl Olnoy, Mayor lttltt- Strong, fames' Whltcomb Itlloy, Morgan J, 'fflKH? O'firloa, den. Wesley Mcrrltt, a Franklin ISBm'S' ' Stanton, Frederic-J. Do I'crsler, Horace IttiBsoll, iiaSnRl& Jobn VV Vrooman, Joseph II. Choato, J. Pier- ' KkI "Jt Morgan, and Charles T. Yerkes. ' SKU hcro were nearly 600 members ot the society . IEeP af.tho-dlnner, which consisted principally of fli.'!:;' Nor Kngland dishes, with plo and doughnuts "SbSt fo"rwdC3sorto. At the head of the room, directly i u&W over President Iteaman'i head and draped I W'Bp''' 'w(fu 'Amerlon flags, naa the new picture 'VlSr! fjtbe landing of the Puritans from the May- H'K flower, which was painted by Thomas J, Hood. iK'K! ' President Deamart, In his opening address. In- jIPKIi formed the diners that tha pies which they had vHiU'i? consumed had come from the Woman's Ex- fl"ffer' change and Iho doachnuts were the product of 'Bclifj- anElghth nrenueshop. The Information was ' Btila greeted with groans and laughter. HjWv'v' "(It beoomes my duty as President," said Mr. j KJ w. Seaman, to tell you In asketchy way whatthe' 'Si $ Wer England Society hns been doing In the last ' Wj; ','(?" ye&. Tho membership has Incroased and we ,V'IBj ' orerbettor oil financially. With a portion of our 'K M? purplus funds wo havo fouuded a bed In Rooso- 'sB-' '''' Tell Hospital to which any of you who may feel bbbv $ '" effects from tn'H dinner may go and recover. ''sK 1 If tho bed is crowded to-night It niay be a good '' aV Kh thing for tho hospital, as It will Induco us to lsV J' found more beds next year. Another thing wo ? H L bare aono Is to join with tho othor societies ' Wkv In asking for the return of tho llradford manu- iB P, Bcrjpt. Within tlto year forty-four of our mem- B": ?'" xra Davo P,,lle,l awny, all men whose memory !l $ ' ironro glad to honor to-night." ASC $ i r Beaman said thut It was a matter of much ll ': regret that President McKinlcy was unablo to W'j bo fat tho dinner. It had been tha President's mii & Intention to como, ha said, but his rccont ' W sSf bereavement made It impossible. Ho nbked t Sl W members of tho nuclcty to show tholrsym- r mX ' I pothy with the Prosldent In his tlmo of sorrow ? j!j.' Iy standing up silently. Ikforo they Bat down LBfe'lif thofsang two verses of "America." ThonMr. , jBsv4" Bekman Introduced tho llov. Dr. Lyman Abbott, IKrivtr - t who responded to tho toast " Forefathers' Day." mf W- DA Abbott's Bpecch didn't seem to meet with ,'m'si v-"; "!' aPPr0'1'-' ot n" ot those prcunt. There "''t !i" wero a number of criticisms of things ho said. nil JX" Kovertbeless ho' was liberally applauded. r- Mk E9n ', '' V T,Itt KEV LYMAjr ABBOTT S BrKECII. ; 5 fff; fie began by rending a verso by Helen Hunt K ' 'v Jackson from his menu. It was: $ 1 $M Despise their narrow crcod who will, if &j i-k- Pity their povorty who daro; C$. S J? f Their lives knew Joys their lives wore crowns V- r W i Wodonot kuow; we cannot woar. I , i Continuing, Dr. Abbott said: " Ministers aro ' ' ?! Often acousod ot subscribing to creeds with v p Sf ' which the do not agree and of preaching 'J ;,' . from texts' la which they do not bcllevo. It is, : . I thoroforp; seenily that at the very outset I ," ij should sy tg you frankly that I do not bellevo : In the text that hns been assigned to mo jf. to speak about to-night. 'Tholr lives knew joys; ff fi ip their llvos viore crowns.' That is true. ' Wo ! . i' do not know; we caunot weur." That ought not 1 'Hi'v to be true; and the object which I have to-nlgbt J ii1'"" t .to show that their jos ought to be mfc &"' ourt, and that wo ought to wear their t Mt r crowns. For why do wo crounthcnil Is it not ' J'lllf'' fort this: that seeing a splendid ideal they '" ! f"''4 Yallantly strove to realize it, lallantly etrovo 'feltf to :faako it actual in human nlTalrsl 'They sftlir know Joys.' Isn't It truo that their joys wero HsuBr thote ot high hopes and of heroic endeavor, and "K-MkSoJ' can'wo for a moment coucelve that all idealism ;P jK'-i has died out of American life, and that all ;y WfcS4 earnest endeavor and all heroic effort to realize 'A KsRK those ideals havo died from tho hearts of Amerl- S8-" ftrLlSrlii caiisl If so, let us havo Now England fast days, vmm'& W nofXoW'Kncl nd dinner. I Wfi& "-ThoTurltans were sons of tho Reformation; r? -?! sS thoy lurt learned the flwt lessouof the Ilrforma- -gs (tf tlon, that utry man standi fuco to (muv.lth K84 Pit' Almlghtv God, tho most solemn and stupendous SiPte Wi, fact, I take It, which any man can over realize JfpMjPv; fpS In his expcrleiue. 'I hey rcalicd that no !i'BS -fit-' Church and no priesthood could stnnd between H-pB,., W tho Individual soul and Its God. They behoved lltK S& In tho kingdom ot God and that thut kingdom l4"'W.n w could bo realized then on this earth. It i-'"jtS SS wa8 nnt their notion that overy man should is.i $ follow hlB own belicfi or his own con m ft' i, eclence, and If tho Puritans of old times fli SS ruled in Maasaphusetti to-day, my friend. Dr. m& 1$ W ElSot. here, would not bo safe a day. It is easy Sfcisfe'-fS?" Eow to travesty their Bobor pray and black. KfiBiV Qi Jtltfenny to sneer at them for their llvos, Kl :'.J' and, on tho other hand It is equally easy Hflj Sy' to pour Indiscrlmlnnto eulogy on them. I JS? '; i' bellee that, we should do neither; but Hhould B'V -' bend our efforts to tho building up of n new BKl Si iS. Burltanism with abroudor Lreeil and a larger IS' Ifl S-1 faith, but at tho same time with all the glory of Ir' 1? f the old. BtW- fflv Wl' "Tho Puritans tried to leave the old world BtV i'Sf behind them, but the old world his followed sgfc 1 If them berp.nnd wrfindtlioFrpiich.thoGernmns, Jt,? i&t;: the Irish, the Poloif, and iho pioploof all lands R' iifc and roioson oiny suteof us. Edward Kverett R I4?' M Bale told mo some weeks ago tuntuninnhad j j,.1 augRcstcd to him tho jioi'ijbilllj- ot Fr,nch S Wfi IT being the universal lungu'ire ot MassachusottB m W iff $ a hundred years henco. I do not think there Is K vl "S A much danger of that happening toMassa- LiS ?J li- chusetts as thore Is ot Irish becoming tho lun- . W jtungo of New York. Ig. V4 F" I do not bcllove In tho Puritan Idea of Isolat m i?r St ii. Ing- oursi-lveB from tlieno- people. 1 bellevo lv $v S 1 the foundation of a biotherhood taking W- VI jJ5 ln the Prolestont, tho Catholic, the bo- IfH sy Vu Hover, and the unbeliever, nml all bound I?" n M togothcr by faith, loiikticnce, nnd love. fc t3f' l f we dure not look nt that Ideil lotus not cill : I, tf $Ts ourselvo eons of Puritans. It in said that tho WK4 iiMti Puritans in Connecticut, in meeting assembled. ' ty S onco passcu two fekolutlons; llrst, 'rr- if 4- ofrif Uiat tho sninle tuIo the earth;' K Kfc j" "Sf aocond, 'rtiolrtil, that wo nro tho m WD 4" JV BaintH. Thoy nolle ved that Government should & la ; bo administered from tha tap and not tho bot- ! M tonix They wcro right. Wo should to-d4y ho rSiiA f, ruled from tho top nnd not the bottom. We :. KwitW liL. hoifld bo ruled by the aristocracy. V EKlii Its "IJut, gonllomen, there are two kinds of nrls- ; Rff r K tjf tocracy, and tho world has, triod ouo kind of V r 't. aristocracy thatof plchlngoul brsomemcthot I& Si of selection or another a-brst elnsslo rulo tho ) B'W T lower nnd feoblor class. tWe have tried It In H B- Sf Tariousways. Wo havo had a king that should m, &am$ rulowlth his descendants. That failed. Wo IS.I? IP hara had an oligarchy, as in Venlco. that should ' Six Mi irule.-ftitUIhat iias failed. Wo havo tried put- .Kb- 4, ting ilt into the hands or the p lests nnd minis- If ig, ters, nnd, gentlemen, with no dlsrcspert to my - r.-j?! cloth, I must say wn havo madon very poor fist " WS",- ' ' whenever we havo tried to govern the B' W t'i WL world. M li J"'? "Gentleman, I repeat that It is for tut to see ' Jftl i Ks that the top rules In America not the bottom. H! I VI lm J .' to V . government of thti best, but . yP PS iTT I of tho bust In every nmn not of ono lS?i-5! IS st claBs. as set. oor another lower M B'dli k' class. of Boclety. (Applause.) Thai Istho urnh I Wtfmfi 6 ,em '""' ltca 'wforo us nnt to develop an nris H E Xt t1 Jocracyof wonlthorof Intclllgeneuorof vlrtiic.lf H BkU'K by that we mean intelligence nr virtue In a lliu ml WSmtliWi ,e" number, but no aristocracy of Urtue nnd m MW&a'K, of Infelllgenco In nil tho people of this great mi ' W'1 plre from tho east to Iho west and fiom the : wv ft-' north to tho south; inon ruled by conscicnee B,t vE'Sl and. by faith and byloc. And If wo are to do W& I5 Wi thatJIt Is for us to seo to It that our churches Bj 5 ' SM areeYrtllpped and tint they aro united bo that Wt." fiti 1S tboy know how to light touether tho del II, nnd !? l l" wi not tnflsht ononnottiorupilauoj:tliat woliavo ' iB r. SI achools that deal with tho whole problem of Br" C? r B education and train bovs and girls In the B ffv right use of tho moral nature, as well astraln K " " K thenl in brain exerelsos; that wn have a press B'V h that'ls-anibltlous to do something more than Bv i. f almplyito reflcot the llfothero la that seeks to Ml i v I- njnko n better, a nobler and u wiser life. An B. ' (' H planjie.J B?. V !'' M "Thoro Is no danger but that tho Anglo-Saxon MS f M't rac,.thoiigh It be in a minority. fhaU load the t) - Vt United States if It has tho Puritan pluck and m I I I courage, and If it has not, then It docs not de- B'V 'I 1- 1 servo to lead. 1 mi ." Men nBk us why wn ministers do not shut up jF -i the liquor shops In Now York. I will tell jou h f'firt why. Wohnvogotb'tter business on hand; wo Bh l"r have got moro Important work to do. Ourwork -B XK ' Is tomakemon so thoy can llo whcrotlieronre 3 "'9 liquor shops and bo superior to thorn. Al- HM '-Si plauie.) Bl'-X K' " The Puritan and, gentlemen, I must speak Bf-' a'B my own frank, honest belief, and. indeed, I rto BM i not know how to Hprnlc In any other waj tho Vi Km Puritan Nlieved about tho Iliblonliat 1 cannot ':? -J'B bellevo, and what I do not bcllovo thofuturn f' & Church will believe. Iln thought It In every wor.l B; ' and lino nnd letter tlm nutlioritatlve voice of r God. Ho belloved that bo could Iievvtotlnl C'- as Lq.n Une nnd Plumb, ami ho orgautri-d hit Ml theocracy on preiiM-lj the H.inie principles and Bj js i by urocisely thohaiiui mclhnds liy whlciiMosiis H . had nltpniptecl tqorganUo his thcocra' in tho Bf I B wllrtoiitess. lliii. gcntlrmcn, back nf that was B' ! I m profound belief In God nnd in tho Divine Law. B",- 5 1 H " Wo havo received our tont-cplion of liberty 3 1 m from two tourges lu America: Duo from I'url- Ik- IJbfclSaMattSSS tan England; the other from athelrtlo France, llouooau said tho primitive stato of mankind was a state of liberty. Men have surren dered their liberty for the bonoflta of gov ernment. The less government tho better. If there could bo no government at all, that would bo best of nil, and all government rests on tho consent of the governed, Gentlomvn, that la not true. Although those words aro In tho Declaration ot Independence, they aro not truo. Got eminent does not rest on J.ho consent of tho governed, nnd wo unld so by the cannon that luzed out at Fort Sn tutor and by the surrendor that took place at Appomattox Court Houso. The definition of government Is this: That thoro aro eternal lawsof rlghtand wrong, and an eter nal God from whom thuy como, and it is for uo to find out as boat we may what those eternal laws of right aid wrong aro, nnd conform our national life therewith. "The only thing you can do Is to know what arqtho lawsof right. and truth and righteous ness, and then Incorporate them In your nation, And this doctrine should bo preached from the pulpit, from the plat form, nnd by tho press. Let great masses of Ignorant men, swayed by tholr passions and swayed by their selfishness, learn that there Is no othor utithorllv than tho vast majority; let Iho great United Htates come to bellevo that tho voice of tho peoplo Is tho voice of God, and the possessions of the wealthiest of you aro not worth the cost of tho paper on which tho bonds that represent them are written. " It Is for us not to go back to tho old Puritan Ism, but to dovelop n new and a better ono; a courago oh stalwart, with less combatlvoness and moro tondorness; a faith In God as strong, and n superstition for the lot tor less, and hcrolo devotion to truth, and a faith in man ns able to master tho aloinents of evil not to win victory over them by running away from them; a government of the host not by tho government of castes, or priests, or saints but by tho government ot tbo best In ovory man over that which is weak est In every man. And, last of all, a brother hood so broad, so generous, so deeply founded that It Bhall ombraco men of ovory ruce, men ot cvcrv'claes. undincn of overy 'creod under tho one great flag, and lnsplrod by one great faith." Cheers and applause. aov. nLACK's sreccn. Gov. Black spoko as follows! "Thore Is noth ing whl:h needs bo llttlo decoration or which can so well alford to spurn it altogether as the absolutely genuine. Imitation?) aro likoly to bo exposed at first Bight unless thoy aro care fully ornamented. Too much embellishment foucrally covers a blemish In tho construction. t therefore happens that tbo first rata Invari ably rejects uduruuicnt. and tho sccond-rata In variably puts it on. Tho dllTcrcnco botnecn tho two qualities can ba discovered easily enough at short range, and safety from exposure lies only In Imperfect examination. If tho vision is clear and tho inspection careful, thcro Is no chaneo for tho sham over to bo taken fur tha genuine. Theso premises, established by tho experience of many airos, are roeognlzed universally, and among tho many forms of ac tivity lu this very activo ago none is moro marked than that of tho llrst-rato to be found nut and bf tbo second not to be. Thlsstrugglo is not contluod or ovon modified by wealth, posi tion or surroundings. It depends upon a prin ciple further back, when the thing was made or tha man was born. It Is easier to conceal what a thing is, than to proio It to bo whnt it lb not. Ono requires concealment, tho other demon stration. Sooner or later tho truth will bo ro veuiud. Soma tlmo decoration will fall off, and then tho blemish will appear greater becuubo of tho surpri o at finding it. Applause. "Theso redactions aro suggested to me by this occasion which brings together tha na tives of New England ami their friends. Tho nhii'unl gatherings ot this society havo always awakened Interest, for among lis members aro many who exemplify tho worth and independ ence of a fearless character. For tho last fifty years In Now York city tho efforts which havo bullied It to tho fruit and hold it thera would hno mffcrcd a marked decrease without Now Englnud aid. In all its progress which boa niadcHt great and famous, the children of New England h ivo been among tho lenders. In professional Ufa tholr names have boen conspicuous. In that enormous volumo which makes her busi ness Bccond In the world, they havo touched elbows with thoso who hold their places at the front. In every army there must'be a rcur lino, but no Now England mother will ever search for her children there. (Applause. "Thoy havo moved gradually, but always for ward. No proclamation has attended their ad vance, and they have not bcon consumed by fear lest their value should bo placed too low. Self-reU.unt. sclf-rcEpectlug, bcldom self-lnd 1 gent, deserving tho respect ot others, always maintaining their own. tho placo they hold in this city cxtitos tho pride ot every son of New England, whether at home or abroad. Ap plause. In every elrcuru3tanoi persistent co. rago will always make Its way, and thou sands w ho tiro proving this in every corner of tho norld aro now- remembering somo spot within Now England's borders from' which their In spiration btlll is drawn. "If 1 bought tho gcuuino in character and in purpose the qualities that will bear inspection unadorned and grow stronger as thu knowl edge ot them grows moro complete, this society, I know, would pardon ine if my first impulse brought mo hero to search among the mns and daughters of Now England." Applause. PRESIDENT ELIOT'S SrEECn. President Charlos W. Eliot of Harvard Uni versity spoke on "Tho Characteristic New Eng land Tendency to Itoform nnd Progress." Ho spoko of 'what tho Puritans bad accomplished unit what their ideals had boen, and said that there had been a stoady continuity of tho Purl tan spirit from that time to this, i " I do not mean,"' he said, " that tho Puritan ideals h ivc not undergone ony change. Their conception of life wns painful, dismal, joyless. Llfome.ui' lu thdn duti. Thev Ictlont beaurj and joy. Now their stern faith has been soft ened and made Joyful and happy in tho belief of their descendants." 8ENAT0H WOLCOTT'S SPEECn. Senator Wolcott spoke on "The East nnd the Woat." Ho said In part: "Ten years ago to-night It was my great privilege to meet the members of this society at its nnunl unnlvcrs ry. Muny of the faces I saw then aro beforo mo now. They bhow, somewhat intensified, tho marks they then bare, and wbich'aro visible on tha brows of all tho members of the boclety, the marks of pa-tienc-- resolution, and endurance, which Etamp them as unwilling exiles from their na tie Vow England. It is wonderful how, year aftcrljcar, ready to mnko nny Riicrlllco for tho old home, except to Icavo New York uud go and lto In it, the mcmbeia of tho New England Society gather on Forefather's Da, with pa tient resignation to eat together 'tho bitter bread of banishment.' ILuughter. "This Is tho season of good cheer, when kind ly thoughts hold sway, and on this annher Burj, as wo reoull thoso early Now England da when, with tho fear of God always be foro them, our fathers gradually grow from stern, unbending liiHlttcneo to a broad recogni tion of tho right of individual Judgment, tl.cro should bo leit no room for rancor. The West li not decadent; lis Iowh ore of men virile, in dustriou". uud genuine, mid their bollefs nre honest. They would scorn any hort of evasion of an obligation. They are patriotic inen. Tlieic'sln the wbolo far West hardly a North erner born, who was old enough to go to tho war, whom jou will not tea on Decoratlo Day wearing proudly tho badgo of hii old corps. AppluiibO.1 They aro America' s; to a propor tion greater, far grantor, than in tho East, native-born Amcrlc-ns. 'Iho views they cherish are held with nrnrtical unanimity. The be liefs of tho ()eri.yu!uti, the lawyer, the farmer, and tho btorekeeper aro alike. You swell their ra iks every year from Now England college1-, Tho voung follows grodunto and go west, grateful tbnr jou have developed their ability to reason, and they rapidly assimilate their vlowa with thoso ot tho people among whom thev east their lot. "So ii'iitcrgiil a feeling as that which per vades tho great West cannot bo all wrong. You cannot dlsposo of a conviction held by millions of Intelligent people by calling It a rruzo. and soma day jou may find it worth jour while to look for tho truth where It la usually hidden somewhere between extremes. "'Iho continued friction is largely generated both East ond West lu a certain modern typo of newspaper. Tha plague may havo Hiarted hero, but It has spread and proittcd liko tlin Canadian thUtla until It is a blight in Colorado ns it is u ourso here and wheruter It plants II belf. '.Vlierevcr thoro is a cause to misrepre sent, a hatu to bo fanned, a slander to utter, a reputation to besmirch. It exhales its foul brouth. It knows no party, no honor and no vlituo, It etlrs only strife and hatred and ap peals only to tho low und tho base. It calls itself journalism, but Its name is Pander and Its color Is yellow. lApplause, "Tho West is doing Its share In tho effort to bring about a bitter understanding. Wo had known only nbundaneoand whan tho lean days caiiio through what wu believe t have boen a mistaken lollcy, wo turned bitterly in our first unreason ugulnst all who did not share our views. Tho far Western press assailed as scoundrels ocrybody who voutured to assert tho belief that tho most Important free thing in this country was fiec 1 eminent, and in the passion of thu hour w hoover was out of har mony with tho dominant 'ism' was denounced as a traitor, and it ho lived near enough was apt to he ostruclbcd as a neighbor. 'Ilia hys teria of thu campaign in tha West developed remurkablu national Jercmluhs. Tho favorite method of appeal to the people was by turning jourself into u waller and a lamenler nnd a predictor of calamity unspeakable, and tho louder you walled and thu longer you lamented and tho greater the Intolerance jou proachod, tho higher was thu pedestal on which you were placed. Some of theso bciuoaucrs are still at it, nnd call upon us' to throw stones at ovcrybody who differs with us, Instead of bidding us lift tiii our parched lips gratefully to catch tho rain of prosperity , as It falls and to thank Uod for tho blesdugs of theso gracious days. Applause, "For months men frowned until tholr brows seemed furrowed In hate, und tho skies wcro dark. Hut a brighter day Is dawning, 'iho old erics of calamity still reverberate in tho cations of our mountains, but tbo notes uro fainter and much of tho notso Is echo. Our peoplo nro buoyant, nggrosslvo, and naturally Intolerant ot opposition, hut thoy a o squuro mid dec cut anil not nt all as our newspapers would hate jou bcllute. And I know of ono Mate where tho sun ehlnos out of a clear boiken ,'lMi dajs every jcar. and tho othor 18 you can still bflo his rays through tho mist, Hope abides there, and sho is ecn now emerg ing from tha gloom. "Our people want your friendship, as you want theirs. Applause. They want to stuy la decent relations with tho . rest .of the 4 I i'ai!j'ji'liyj',"'ti'mmiiM''jiiiMniiuiinniiiv n SttrreiW1-1 1 ''" f-ffr'- f .vil-wm.tWi.in world, and to convince them by reason and not try to .club them lntd agreement. Many, of them felt their first great thrill of patriotism on tho dny of Sumter, or have heard tholr fathors tell the story, nnd they don t take kindly to Incendiary advice from So 1th Caro lina. Apploueo.1 Thoy don't proposo to be driven Into the ranks of tho army of discon tent, where a gospel of hnto'and dcspnlr nlons is preached, nnd thousands of good men havo quit boating their torn toms nnd nro roturnlng to Baner and kindlier views of Hfo and duty. Whntovcr may bo tho hostility to present policies which exists in tbo West, our people haven't as yet contracted tho hypercritical habit which views our Institutions nnd customs nnd tendcnclei unfavorably In comparison with thoso of other countt Ics, nnd which sees in our public mon nnd legislative bodies only that which Is deteriorated when measured with former days. It Is a poor fashion, but it Is older than our Western States. You remem ber that John Adams wrote bis wlfo in 1770 that thcro was too much corruption in publlo life; that Mrtuo was not In fashion and vico not Infamous, nnd that ho was ashamed of tho ago bo lived In. And thirty years after tho Second Congress Gouvcrncur Morris nnd John Jay were talking over old times, when Morris said; 'Jny, whnt a set of scoundrel wo had in that Second Congress.' 'Yes.' said Jay, 'as he knocked tho ashes from his pipe, 'that wo had. "And yet. then, and from that day to this, nnd novcr moro than now, tho members of tho lower House of Congress hod and havo n htghor aver ago of ability and iharactcr than tho tnom bars of any other legislative body In tho world. Applause.) .... "It Is rather n now ubo of the term to call n mun who doesn't voto as you want him to an obstructionist, and In tho Inst hundred years tho balance nnd chock upon hasty legislation which tho dcllbcratl ns of tho Senate have fur nished havo been of InOnito advantage to tho countrj. "Our syst m of povernmont Is all right. If its administration n eds anything It Is a ltttl J moro hcartv support nnd a little loss criticism. Our Congress Is all right. If tho po plo who d n't liko It and aro not appreciated politically ot h nin will como Wast nnd Btay lonr enough, thoy may reform it by being Bont to Washing ton as members of it, for thcro is, I regret to say, n tendency out there to chongi tholr repre sentation occasionally. I.aughtcr.1 "Tho century now ending lias been full of growth and glory. It has wltnossod tho rcpub llo riso from lnslgnlllcnnco and poverty to wealth and greatness. Most of us hero to might can recall tho dark days of doubt, and from them have Been this peoplo emerge triumphant, a nation of frcemon, nil freo. A continent's width may divldo u, but tho nunc flag greets us nt tho dawn, the forty-five States all blaz oned allko upon Its r7uro hold, all yours and alt urs. In days of peaco as In tlmo of war tho altar of patriotism is an altar of sacrifice, and, plcaso God, wo will start tho now century on Its journey to tho stars laden with the hopes and aspirations of a happy and united people." Great applause.) sen iron, noAli's srEECit. Senator Gcorgo F. Hoar of Massachusetts re sponded for "Tho Hrndford Mantcript and Its Gracious Return." Ho said. In pail: "Mr. Pres ident, tho giving back to us of theso precious pages whoro tho father and founder of Now England has written tho story or her birth Is no insignificant transaction. It N tho ono best thing England could give, and tho ono best thing we could receive. It is a token of a deep and abiding good will. (Applause. It will not bo easy, in my opinion, to excite again tha llames of hatred In tho heart ot cither of theso kindred peoplo toward the other." In concluding. Senator Hoar read a letter from tho Archbishop of Canterbury, In which ho said: " Ho assured that tho strong respect und ntTectlon which Is felt in E.iglnnd toward the great republic ot tho west, our prido in your gientness, nnd dcslro for your good will, although they may wax ard wano, ns human things inevitably do, yet will never perish. I pray God to bless tho deep felt sympathy that links our hearts to yours, and binds us closor together than any othertwo nations over w ero or ever will bo bound." OEN. MILLS'S BPKECtl. Gen. Nelson A. Miles. In responding to tho toast "Tho Array anil Navy." bald: "While other na tions aro dovoting moro treasures, ingenuity, and labor In the construction of modern engines of war at tho present tlmo than ever befora and tho field of war has extended irom tho narrow confines of European States to the entire globe, it becomes us ns a peoplo and as a nation to keep paco with that pr grcss or leopard our national welt to nnd existence bv an unwarranted self-assuranco and a nog lect of tho safeguards that aro essential to tho security of our peoplo and Government. All honor Is duo to the gallant officers and soi diors and siilors who man our ships of war nnd fortifications. and with their lives defend and protoct tho Government and welfare of our peo ple." Applause. Other spcukers wcro James Whltcomh Rlloj, whoso subject was " Hoosiordom and Yankcc dom;" ox-Secretary of Stato Richard Olney. who sp kooD "New England in tbo Nation," and Major Strong, who responded to the toast "The City of New York." sex Axon haxxa ax home. Cltvelana: Business 5Ien to Call on Ulra nt Clumbua Defora the Senator Election. Cleveland, O., Dec. 22. Senator M. a. Hanna rcachod homo this morning. Ho was accompanied by Mrs. Hnnna and their daugh ter. The party wa3 driven at onco to Glen more. At the station tho Senator eald ho had come home merely to spend tho holiday)-. Ho had nothing to pay on tho political situation. Senator Hannn'B friends will open headquar ters at Columbus on Monday next, when tho Senatorial fight will begin In earnest. Ho will remain there until tho contest Is settled. About BOO Cloveland business men will go to Colum bus a few dnys beforo the election to show their loyalty to Mr. Hanna. At Columbus they will miko a personal call upon Mr. Hanna. This will bo In tho nature of a testimonial to the man who boro tho brunt of tho fight last fall. It Is an old-established custom in Ohio for the friends of a candldato for tho I nltcd Statci Senate to make an excursion to tha State capi tal to express their good will toward tholr fol low citizen. It requires seven votes to defeat Mr. Hanna. Col. Dick eaj-a tho opposition cannot muster three, and that Mr. Hanna will bo elected. BACK SKATS JFOK WOltTIt MUX. 8enntr Piatt's Frleudft In Completa Control or the OrcanUallon In Ilrosklyii. Tho new Republican Executive Committee in Brooklyn, which consists of one member from each of tho thirty-two wards, will bo under the complcto control of the element In tho organization which has been in an tagonism to Jacob Worth and his meth ods. Of tho thirty-two committeemen twen ty or more will eupport tho policies of Lleut.-Gov. Woodruff, Theodore U. Willis, Michael . I. Dady, Congressman Dennis M.-lltu-ley and tho othor leaders who have been loyal to Senator Piatt. The now County Committeo will probahl bo organized without nny squab bling. A caucus will bo held beforo tbo closo of the year to decide on tho slate for tho various oillces. Woods for President or tbo IVew Doara of Aldermen. It was stated yesterday on pretty good author ity that Thomas F. Woods will bo tho President of tho now Hoard of Aldermen. Mr. Woods Is the Alderman-elect from tho Twentieth Assem bly district of this county. Hols new to official life, no er before having held any publlo station. It waint first understood tb.it a veteran Tain many man and ono who bad seen set vice in the municipal legislature would bo inado President ot tho board, and tho natural choice sccmsd to be Alderman Robert Muh of tho Fifteenth As sembly district. Alderman-elect Woods eomes from Richard CroUor's old Assembly district, which may ac count in some measure for his choice as Presi dent, if he shall be cleclad to that olllce. He is 32 years old, and a horseshoor by trado. 1 A Patronaao Committee Tor Ilrooklyn. The Democratic Executive Committee In Brooklyn has appointed this sub-committee to distribute tho minor patronage which Is to go to that borough: Henry F. Haggerty, Frnnk D. Creamer, Senators P. II. McCnrren nnd Michael J. Coffey, nnd John Dolmar. Bernard J. York, who Is in close touvhwltli the Tammany Hall lenders, will be an ex-ofllclo memboror the com mittee. Tbo object is to relieve Hugh McLaugh lin us far as passible from the worrlment ot tbo ofilce seekers. A Postponement lo the Cromwell-Veony Kite lion Contest. The bearing on the injunction proceedings in the contest of Gcorgo Cromwell (Hop.) and John L. Fccny (I)em.l for a certificate of olectlon as President of the Borough of Richmond was postponed yostorday by Supreme Court Justice bniltb in Brooklyn until this morning. Pennsylvania's Republican fliate Convontlon. PniLADELritfA, Dec. 22. The Republican State Committeo met In this city to-day and fixed tho tlmo for the .State Convention as June 2 and Harrisburg ns the placo. Chairman John P. Elkiii presided and there were nearly 100 out of 120 members present. Jmllee llrewer en Initlvldunl Itlsbts. Charleston, S, C, Dec. 22. Associato Justice Droncrot tho United Etntos Supremo Court de lltercdiin address at thu Now England Soiicty's annual banquet here to night. His subject was "Sacrcilncss of Homo Life." In his remarks he referred to the right of n constable to search a man's house, uud Intimated that ho was opposed to legislation allowing It. What ho said was considered to hat e reference to tho Tillman dis pensary law. i w'iSifiJ?tRiSiyatil""M'wW' il bi Mm ui It i ' ' "',' ' '"I, v BBiiiBifiMiiMasBBaBBBI BLACK AT THE HOSPITALS. tuts aoTznxon vibits hart's, H AHD'S AX1 nANDALL'B ISIAXDB. He Finds the Conallleni at Hart'a Island De. nlorable The House of Rerage Commended Kt-Jndao llcnrr K- Ilonlnnd and Lunacy Commissioner Drown Have an Altercation. Gov. Black Inspected the pavilions of tho Manhattan Stato Hospital for tho Insane on Hart's Island, looked at the asylum buildings on Ward's Island, and paid a visit to tho House of Refuge on Randall's Island yesterday. Ho was accompanied by President Peter S. Wise, 8ocretary Goodwin Brown, and Charles It, Parkhurst, who compose the Stato Lunaor Commission; Judge Henry E. Rowland, Prosl dent; Mrs. Eleonora KInnlcutt, Bccrctary, and John McAnerncy of the Board of Mana ger! of tho Manhattan Stato Hospital; tho Governor's military secretary. Col. Gcorgo Curtis Tread well; Speaker O'Grndy, and ox Assemblyman Gcorgo C. Austin. Tho trip oc cupied tho entire day. Gov. Black and his party left the Fifth Ave nue Hotel at 030 o'clock, and drove to the foot of East Twenty-sixth street, where tho Commissioners' boat Wandoror was watting. Tho trip to Hart's Island began as soon as tho Governor got aboard tho boat, on which Dr. AloxandorF. MaoDonald, general superintend ent ot tho hospital, had come down to meet him. The Governor's party went into the forward cabin and prepared for the trip tip tho river. While Gov. Black and Commissioner Brown wero chatting together Judgo Howlmd joined them and began to criticise tho methods of tho Stato Commission. He said that tho Com missioners arrogated to themselves all the power, paying too llttlo attention to tho wishes and suggestions ot the Board of Managers, who he s Id, wcro pushed to the background. Judge Rowland insisted th t tho managers, being moro intimately acquainted with the needs of tho hospital, wcro better able to dctermlno what should bo dono to further its usefulness than tbo Commissioners, who of necessity could not know the particular wants of all tho institutions In the Stato so well as tho local boards of management. Judge Rowland said afterward that ho feared he had becomo somo what oxcltcd in his conversllon, hut that tho Commissioners had not treated tho man agers with consideration enough to muko their work worth while Mr. Brown Bald that Judgo Uowland's com plaint was inado by all the bourds In the 3tatc, and that such attacks on the Commissioners did not troublo them at all. Mr. Ilronn said that tho local managers overlooked tho fact that tho Commissioners were obliged to pro Tldo for the malutenaneo of all tho hospitals for tho tusano in the Stato, and that It was frequently necessary to refuse tha requests of local boards in order to meet tho more pressing wants of institutions in other parts ot tho I State. Mr. Brown and Judgo Rowland re gretted that the tcouo had occurred in tho pres ence of Gov. Black. Tho Wanderer got to Hart's Island at 11:30 o'clock, nnd Gov, Black, ignoring tho carriage which was waiting for him, walked at once to tho nearest pavilion. It was ono devoted to in firm and nged women, and was built In 18(12 by tho United States Govcrnmont as a bai racks for Confederate prisoners. It was ono of tho heritages ot tho Stato Commission from tbo city in ltfflli, when tho Stato Cure act went into I e lect in Now York county. Tho building Is a l one-atory structure, of wood, long and narrow, and was full of patients. When tho Governor entered it ho was surprised to find that thero was no ndrquato moans of ventilation, und time tho air in tho building was btalo nnd foul. Ho hurried from this building to another similar to it. but devoted to men. Tbo air was foul tn this building, too. Gov. Black threw open sev eral beds to sec hnw they wero mudc, looked tuiough tho kitchon and boko shops, and went throuuh several other wnrda. On hw way to tho pavilions on tho north end of tho Island, tho Governor got out at tho Pot ter's Field, where two attendants cxDlained the m inner of burial to him, and pointed out a half tilled trench, in which thero wcro beventy-lKo bodies. After an hour nt Hurt's Island, tho Wan-do-ar went to Ward's Island, wbcro tho Gov ernor and his pnrty had luncheon. Ho looked at tho hospital buildings there, und then went to thu House of Rrfugu. Alexander E. Orr pilot ed him through tho home, showing him tha var ious departments. Tho ln'i atcs of tho placo all had an opportunity to seo Gov. Black, nnd ono division ot boys greeted him with three chooro. As he was walking to tho pier, tbo bjM opened tho windows of their recreation roam anitshoutedgoud-bystohtm. Gov. Black responded by waving bis hand at them and by . touching his hat. I On being asked to give his impressions of tho In-lllutions, Gov. Black buid: "Tho idtuntion at Hurt's Island is deplorable. Tho buildings arc.old.unTentllated and crowded. As tho fctate expects to nceupv the Islnnd for a lly a. rouplo of oars longer, I suppoo it would b- u-eless to build new pavilion-. It would bo h i wli-s lo trv to alter tho present ones. At W rrt's Isli.ul, whom the buildings an mom 1 nnttrn, 1 suppose oxtensloiu are about the nu'v thing neoded. 1 do not know whethor I Bhall refo lo tho matter In my messago to thu Loglslatute o- not, for I think it one for special lorislatlon. I do not feel inyselt competent to B.ie.il; with authority on such a complicated h ibiect and hhould be luellned to gho v eat hel to tho wishes nnd suggestions of the Com-niis-loners. The care of insane persons will bo a most difficult matter to handle on account of the arinus Interests imohed. It will he hard to ilrlcruiino hnw to proildo for tbein without being tun ext ajngunt o.- too miscrlj. It is a manor for ery serious considc atinn. "Tho House of Refuge bcems to bo nn admir ablo institution aid the work being done there is nn excellent one. From tho bright and in telligent nppenranco of Iho boys nnd girls I wns not surprised to hear that between 75 nnd 0 po cent, of llio'c who lenvu tho Institution be coiie good Eclf-suppiirilnc citizen"." Tho Governor lnndid at Tncnty-slxth street nt 5 o'clock. Gov. nnd Mrs. Ill-ick, with Su perintendent Aldrldgo, will return to Albany todov. Nuxt week he nil) visit tho State Hos pital for the Insane at Blnghamton. ronTER's uEniiAniusr sated. Damage to tbe Lafayette Colteso Collection Not Bo Serious no Was Feared. Habtov, Th., Doc. 22. Tho Rov. Dr. Porter of Lafayette College to-day authorized the state ment that his herbarium, tbo finest of tbo flora of Pennsylvania In existence and ono of tha best of tho flora of North America, which has been through tho Pardee Hall fire, had been saved In a remarkably good state. Tho Penn sylvania collection w as not damaged much, and tha t U eaBlly repaired, A little over one-qunrt er of thu North American collection was destroyed, together with tho botanical library, which con tained some books verv difficult of replacing. Dr. Porter says his chief loss Is the destruction ot his duplicate collection. oniivAnr. Westel Wllloughby, one of the oldest lawyers in Washington, Is dead at tbo ago of 07. He was born in Groton, Tompkins county, N. Y. and served n the war of tbe rebellion as Major of tho 137 h New York Volunteers. In the bat Uo of Chancellorsvlllo he was so severely wound ed that his health was broken, nnd he was com pelled to resign his commission. At the close of the war hu Bottled In Alexandria, Vu., whore he practiced law and was In a short tlmo appointed a uicmbor of the Supreme Court ot Appeals of tbo State. During tbe past twenty-flve years bo had been ono of tho leading members of the Washington bar. Ho left n widow, two sons, and a (laughter. Judgo Wllloughby will be burlod in Arlington, an especially appropriatu place, as bo was tho chief counsel o lied in to assist the United States Government In tho famous case in which suit was brought by tbe holrs ot Robert E. Leo to recover the Arlington property from the Government. Mrs. Jane Hawxhurst, who was known as "Aunt Jane," die on Tuesday night nt her homo, 305 South Fourth street. Williamsburg, In her ninety-fourth jcar. She was born at Jericho, L. I., was a member of tbo Society of Friends, and for nearly seventy-five years lived In this city, bhe moved to Williamsburg four years ago. Her husband survives her. Tbeo lore B. Smith died yesterday at his home, 53 Loxlngton avenue, Jersey City, 52 years old, He was connectod for many years with the firm of Colgato &: Co , soap manufacturers, and was n member ot tbe Seventh Regiment of this city. Ho was a member of tbo Jersey City Board ot Aldermen In 1B7.1-74. J. M. Cooper, private secretary of the Gover nor ot South Carolina, died yesterday in Colum bia in that State. On Tuesday morning Mr. Cooper made his will leuvlnir bis property to bis Intended wlfo and then went to a hospital to undergo nn operation for appendicitis. Nicholas C. McKeever died, in Syracuse, yes tcrditv, at tho age of 30. He was tbe Democratlo - candidate for the Assembly in the Third Onon daga district In lBtlil, but was defeated by Josopb Bondy. Dr. Griffith, n well-known Texas pioneer, and a friend of Lafoyetto and Gen. Ham Houston, died In Dallas, Tex,, yesterday. j j Are carefully prepared from 11 OOQ S purely vegetable Ingredlonta, Q J I c2 ,cna "Lte ffllhl yet certain In IIIIO tfttct. They euro all liver troubles, biliousness, headache, Indigestion, 25c .-.. uIlH , , ,,- fix At opttrJan frixa crokbb. " . H i Fresh Arrivals tit iflhenood FreeOraan'Cm luiur eft Cater SJOOO.OOO Ilonrt, Larewood, Kj J., Dec. 22. That the Tam many leaders here havo complctod tho list ot appointments to bo mado under tho now admin istration thoro is no longer any doubt. Tbey will remain, however, until Friday, when thoy will go hotuo for Christmas and perhaps roturn to Lakonood next wepk. Thero was a report to-night that Mr. Crokcr had had a conferortc? this afternoon with Stnto Supcrlnlondont of Insuranco Louis F. Pnyn In relation to tho nnpolntuicnt ot tho Republican Polka Commissioners. Mr. Crokor denied the report when ho was nsked about it. Mayor-elect Van Wyek loft hero this morning, with District Attorney-elect Gardiner, John Whnlon, Major A. K. Throckmorton, and sev eral other Tammany men. A dclogatlon of Tam many men arrived, which Included Prosl-dent-elect of iho Council Randolph Guggcn holnicr, former School Commissioner Charles II. Knox, District Lender Mnthow F. Donohuo, John U. A. Mullally, Layvrenco W. McGrath, Former Register Ferdinand Lovy, Andrew Frocdmnn, Former Btrcct Gloar.lng Commissioner W. S. AnJretvB, Congressman John II. G. Vehalagc, Henry 11, Nelson', Former County Cletk Patrick Krenan, and Louis Davidson, All nro Inter ested indirectly or directly In socurlng places under tho nciv administration, and It is said there aio two or tbreo posslblo Commissioners among thoso who camo to-daj'. Chatles II. Knox, It Is believed. Is slated for a Cotnmlsslon ershlp, and former Itcgistar Levy, It Is thought, will also get a rcsponslb)o place, l'atrick Kcennn's nnino hns boon mentioned in connection with tho Pollconnd Dock Commis sions, and It Is tho general opinion among the Tammany men here that ho is considered eligi ble for cither placo by tho loaders. Former Street Cleaning Commissioner An drews's reappearance started tho gossips talking about bis cbancos tor his old placo. Major Throckmorton left here this morning nnd It Is probable thut his visit hero was what brought Mr. Andrews bade Henry 11. Nelson Is iiniiei stood to ba il cindldato for tho placo of Super visor ot tho C'if y Ilceonl and ljiiis Davidson will probably get n placo In tbo Corporation Counsel's office )nstoad of being on tho District Attorney's stmt ns was at first thought. Tho visit of Prcsldetit-eloct Giiggenhclmor of tho Council wns to consult Mr. Crokor about a caucus of tho Democratic members of tho Coun cil which will tako placo In tho Astor Houso to morrow afternoon. The lnemhcrB will be Intro duced to onch other nnd tbo policy of the Coun cil will be doternilnod. With Mr. Guggenholmor on tils ret urn 'will bo Michael C. P.vddon, the Sergonnt-nt-Ariusot tbe Council, who will moko tho acquaintances of tbo members. Tha theatrical press agent has pot been slow to take advantage ot tho visit of Tammany to Lake wood. One engaged tho music hall In tbo Lakewooa Hotel for a vaudeville ontcrtalnmont and then started a storj that Mr. Crokor had arranged for tbo show. Mr. Crokor bus had nothing to do with it. The United States Fidelity nnd Guaranty Company of Baltimore, of which Andrew Freed man is the New York director, will filo a $200, 000 bond for Comptroller-elect Bird S. Color to morrow. The same company will also filo a bond tor Sheritr-olect Thomas J. Dunn. FAX WICK COSIES TO TOIT.V. The Mayor Rlect Lenvea Lakenood to Do a Little Christmas Sbopvlnc. Mayor-elect Van Wyck camo up from Lako wood yesterday. Ho was accompanied by Al bert M. Downes. who ho has announced as his choice for Mayor's secretary, nnd by District Attornoy-oloct Aba Bird Gardiner. Mr. Van Wyck had nothing to say regarding tho an nouncement ot other appointments. In fact it was Bold that his tlsltto New York at this tlmo was mado so that ho might do soma Christ mas shopping. Although a bachelor, tho Mayor elect has near relatives and other? for whom he plaj-s tho pnrt ot Santa C huts. The others will bo moro Humorous than usual this year, nnd their presents will bo dlco official places in tho new- municipal administration. Mr. Downes, who Is to bo Mayor Van Wyck's secretary, went to tho City Hall, where he was met and congratulated by Mayor Strong's secretary. Mr. Burrows. Secretary Burrows suuplied Mr. Downes with daa concerning tho Major's olllco subordinates, their salaries, and duties. This was for tho Information of tho incoming Mayor. Kicr since Mayor Wickham's time tho duties of chief clerk In tho Major's olllco luivn hern performed bj- tho Major's scrrctnrv. It is understood that Mayor Van Wjck will rhango back to the old order and appoint n chief clerk ii" well as n secretary. Tho most onerous duty which tho chief clerk Iiob to perform is to sign all tho pay warrants issued by tbo Comptrol ler. Tho number of the-o will be so gieot un der tho now administration that il was de cided not to burden tho Mayor's secretary with tbo work. SUEEllAK B1T.VO UAnii. Uo and Uls Friends Try t Induce Sir. Crofaer to Iteleiit. John 0. Sheehnn Is lighting bard to prevent tho turning down which Richard Crokcr has prepared for him. Ho gained a point when Mr. Crokcr, at tho urgent lcquest of Fheehan's friends in the Tammnny orgnnlzntiou, agreed that lie might return to his old pluco ns an As sembly district leader. Mr. Shoeban is not contented with this settlement of tho matter, how5-cr. Ho feels much hurtnt what ho con ciders the slight put upon him. In all publio meetings of tho organisation since this Hat of Mr. Crokcr wont forth Mr. Sheehnn hns tnken n back teat nnd haieomported himself liko tho ordinary district lender, assuming no mora au thority. ' All tho time, hawoor, ho has not been without bopo that his fnto will bo even tually less irucl than Mr. Crokcr hn decreed, and ho bus had; friends laboring with tho big chint to secure a reversal of judgment that ho may be retained In his old placo at the head nf tha organization during lHlld. Thci-n eiroits, it was said, will bo futdo, and Mr. Shechan neod axpeel uo greater favor than tho permission to repre-ciit uls Assembly district orgunlrntlon In the now Exocutlvo Committer. Mr. Croker has lost faith in Mr. Sheehnn. The latter Bays there is no reason why he should, but Mr. Cro ker ib yet to lie couvluced that Mr. Shechan is truthful In all things. Combination of nrldan Manufacturers. Cleveland, O., Dec. 22. Tho bridgo manu facturers havo adjourned after having nrranged the details of their combination. They will meet again in Now York when their committee on re organization will report. All tho companies present were In fajor of consolidation. Tho only question involved wns tho basis upon which the consolidation should bo made. NSjgL-ziS ours. Wo mnko thorn "lmnR" right, fit right and look right Wlion you Ifttvo our Btoro you always havo tho "made-fo-ordor" feo'ing. Your fault if yon don't, for if there's anything wo can't remedy, it means monoy back. Most tailors won't even "look nt you "when It comes to talking Overcoats really line ones at less than $.10.00. We havo Bluu and Black Kersey or Melton Overcoats rcadj-to wear and ready-to-flt, best silk velct collars, Clay worsted lined, ond satin yokes and sleeve linings nt half tbo tailor's $5 QQ Among Holiday Gifts wo suggest: Bilk Suspenders. 4Hr UHr.. and with Gold or Silver plato buckles Initials en- CI AQ graved tree) at P.to Outfitters to Men. rnilD ( 279 Brondway.Near Chamber fUUK 47 Corllandt.Near Greenwich STARES ) 2I1 Slx,h Av Near 14th St. ojuufio, f 12sth stree( Coraer M Ay v i PLATT AND BUCK CONFER, BA71MOST IX THE STATE 111K OOAT. run Sriitau hotii ahe rnrtxa. The Senator Leaves for Wasblnalnn After the Conference Utenaurro to OITurt the At tempo or Autl-Orcanlsatlon .lien to Ar ra Country Acnlnit on republicans. Senator Piatt, after n further consultation with Gov. Black yostcrday morning nt tho Fifth Avenuo Hotel, loft for Washington. Tho Son ator hns been dctnlncd hero for tho Inst wcok by an attack of lumbago. Ho has greatly do sired to eo President McKinlcy concern ing tho appointmont of a United States Dis trict Attorney for tho Southern district, to succocd Wallaco Macfarlano, nnd a United States Marshal to Bticcoed John McCorty. Gen, Henry L. Burnett hns been mentioned ns tho Hopubllcan candldato to succeed Mr. Mac farlano, and William Hcnkol hns been tho can didate to succeed Mr, MtCarty. Tho appoint ments have boen delayed from time to tlmo for ono reason or another, and Senator Piatt left for Washington yostcrday, convinced that Pros Idont JUcKlnlcy will find a way to hurry them along. Gov. Black, Sonator Piatt, Suporintondont l'nyn, Superintendent Aldrldgo, and other leading Republicans havo had interesting talks as to tho condition of tho Republican party in tbo Stato. All deslro harmony all along tho line, but It was apparent to somo that the aatl organization Republicans who havo been In opposition for tho Inst few yonrs or more do not dcslro to get together. It has boon said that tho lending Republicans from up tho Stnto have attempted to Interfero with tho selection of tho two Hopubllcan Police Com missioners for Greater Now York. This Is far from tho fact. All hands. Gov, Black and all his friends, aro only desir ous that overy step should bo token to solidify tho partj', and thoy havo not suggested ony candidates for the two places of Pollco Commissioner. Tho Hopubllcan coun ty organization, ns well as the Republican Stato organization, it was declared, aro jointly Inter' ested in picking out tbo very host men posslblo for theso two important places. The old-time devico of cndaavorlng to array tho country Republicans against tha city Republicans has been rovlvod. It was nddod, and is now being practicod by those who havo no sj mpatby with tho wolfaro of tho Republican party in tho Stato from Gowanus Canal to Suspension Bridge. It was pointed out that immediately after ibo advent of Gov. Black at tho executive rbamber in Albany tho mischief makers got together nnd doclded thnt Gov. Black, Superinten dent 1'ayn, and Superintendent Aldrldgo must bo arrnjed against Senator Piatt and his frlondB. How wofully tho elTorts of tbo mischief makers failed to bring about that result Is now clearly known. Now comes tho old hackneyod schemo to attempt to array tho country Republicans against tbo city Republicans, and it was pre dicted by those conversant with what is going on that tho mischief Jmakora In that direction will fail as signally as they did in their efforts to array Black, 1'ayn, and Ald rldgo against Piatt. All who wcro talked with yesterday snld thot tho Itoniiblicnns frum all parts of the Stato wero taking overy step to line up solidly ngulnst tho Democratlo party next year whon a full Stato ticket, tbo Legislature and Repre sentatives in Congress nro to bo elected. The next Legislature, it was recalled, will elect tho successor of United States Souator Edward Murphy, Jr., of Troy. Gov. Black, It was snld, has given no Indica tion uhatovcr as to whether he is a candldato for reiiominition, but whether ho Is oris not, his friends said, h, with nil other Republicans, Is to tako every stop to biing about tho complel est harmony licfore the next Republican Stato Convention. Naturullj, after tha rccont Republican defeat In tho State nnd In Greater New York there hns been moro or less unfivtor ablo comment. It Is always thus nftcr n dcfeit. Bat those who know whnt lst-oingon woroion vinecd jesti-rday that tho Republican party in tho State will bo in tho finest fighting trim be foro cloition day, notwithstanding the efforts of nnti organization Republicans, who say openly that thev prefer Democratic victory lo Republican victory nnd who, furthermore, do claic, with prcjudleo and bitterness, born of disappointed ambitions, that their fight is against individuals nnd they don't enro n rap if tliey can only accomplish tho defeat of tho Re publican pirlj-. From this time on the Rcpubllcnnlcaders.lt was enld, w III endeavor in every way to demon strate that harmony can bo had If it is desired. nori.sEL rovxa ouiztt. Be Is Accastd or llreeltlng tbe Jewelry Stolon rroin Miss Dai'i Vncbt. Leon Roussol, a Seventh avenue Jeweller, who has been on trial for thrco days In tho General Sessions, wns convicted yesterday of receiving stolen goods. Roussel pur chased 0,000 worth of jewelry, paying $200 for it. Tho jewelry was the property of Miss Susan DePorest Day, owner of tbe yacbt Scythian. It was stolen from tho cabin of tho yacht on Kpt. in last, whllo tho vossel was ly ing off Whltestonc. L. I. Etienno Castillon. tho mossboy of tho vacht, was oi rested for the theft, and ho made a confession, in which he said that ho Hold tho jewelry, to Roussel, to whom be had told tho story of tho rohber.v. MlssDn)', who is n mombcrot several yacht clubs, was lu court yesterday when tho Jury rendered tho verdict convicting Roussel. Sho scorned pleased with tbo result of tbe trial, for sho has recovered only u portion of tha stolen Jewels nnd believes that IiouBSol utill has pos session o' tho lemsindcr. Tho boy who stolo the Jewels pleaded guilty and is now serving a term in the penitentiary. Roussel will bo sen tenced to-morrow. am. SERVICE EAW HUSTAIXED. Illlnola'a Supreme Court Declares tbo state flffntufe Constitutional. Chicago, Dec. 22. In nn opinion given by the Illinois Supremo Court to-dnytbo constitution ality of tho Civil Service law nnd of tho Jury Commission law was sustained. Bj the deci sion tho Verbiage of tbo Civil Servlco law is clothed with Its real Import; it is mado bo un equivocal that ej'mi tho untrained local mind can understand. Tho court holds that "only tho head of a depirtinent w as excluded from tho classified service," nnd that tho phrase) "heads of principal departments" ns used In tho net meant Unit and nothing else. A dlsM using opinion, embracing tho Ideas of two A-soUato Justices, accompanies tho court's decision. Tho decision tlunws about 200 city officials, Including Assistnnt Chief of Pollco Lewis. In spector Hartnctt and sovcral pollco Captains, tho superintendents of tho water, streots. and street and alloy cleaning out of olllce and com pels the city to fill their places in tho manner prescribed by tbo Civil Service law. A. n. ZOO IE IXDICTBD. Former nrldceport Merchant Accused or Cam illa III Wire's Drain lu .forth Carolina. OiiJtnLOTTE, N. C, Dec. 22. The Grand Jury ot Mocklenburg county has brought an indict ment against A. It, Loglo for inflicting injuries upon his wlfo from which she nfterward died. Iiglna few j ears ago was ono of the best-known incichantsof Bridgeport. Conn., and wns chosen toiirbltrato tho strike of street car employees. Hofuiloil for a largo amount nnd disappeared from Bridgeport. Hu camo hero and bought a country bouse and farm. In a drunken frenzy last August ho bruko up various household articles und as saulted bis wife, lie was arrested and whllo he was in jail his wife died, lie wns sent to tbo ins mo osjlum at Morganton, but a few weeks later was discharged, bolng pionounced not In sane. Mr'. Loglo wns a native of Goneva, N. Y., a daughter of tho Rov. Mr. Chester, a Presby terian clergyman. Her remains are Interred there. Only two weeks ngo tho Loglo residence noar hero jjus destroyed by lire. HE HAS A RECORD. The Hoy lvim It Wn (Mid Walked from Wis contlti to Writ I'olnt Has lleen Arrnotrd. Niuvnuno, Dec. 22, The boy who It was said walked frum Wisconsin to become a cadot at Webt Point Ins been arrcstod. He represented himself ns an orphan until he had secured a whole outfit of clothes nnd shoes nnd bed and board besides, Joo 'lhorpo sajB tho boj Is a nephew of his nnd that his homo Is in Snffern. Rockland enuntj. Ho is about HI years old and h s always been wild. He served n term on BlackweH'K Island, and when taken by a farmer from the Island ran awnj. taking boiiio nf thu farmers valuables with lilm, Last nlghl two officer Isltcd Highland Kails an 1 took the boy to New oik, linlser Wllheliu tier Ciruito lino a rtouali rnniiir, Tho North German Llojd steamship Kaiser Wllhelm dcr Grosse did not break any records on Iho trip she finished jestcrduy from Bremen, Southampton, nnd Cherbourg, Her progress wasrolnr.tcd by llerco wosterly i-nlci. On Hun day Iho paiitliigot the nlcs of hor port en gines gate out, and while It as being n new cd she ste unoil along under Iter sturbuird ciikIiich for olgln hours, r-ho colored 3,0'iti knois lull da j t,'J0 hours and 20 minute, fin her maiden trip hor tlmo was ncailj a dnj better, hliu slum oil Hut sho is a superb weal her boat. Two babies in tbe steerage died on tho voyage and were buried at sea, auattnanynftntniwww nut wtak awf w ESTABLISHED 1850. (Open Evenings.) FURS nt prices fully 25 per cent, lower I tlmn all other houses. Sealskin Coats, 1 xjatl3ffxxx $150, $17?, $200. I Persian Lamb Coats, 1 0munJSiSS: lu,t"' $12, $1 JO, $1 7?. I Fur Collarettes. I (n Chinchilla $35 frti Sealskin $18 I frgP Mink $18 II jjv Alaska Sable $18 k -T. StoneMarten $45 H fSgl V VvpPerslan Lamb $18 I JjMr Krlmmer $12 1 4 yf4 Labrador Sable. . . .$10 H VV Astrakhan $8 1 Electric Seal $8 1 Fur Muffs. I Chinchilla $20 Persian Lamb.... $8 H Sealskin $16 Electric Seal $3 BJ Mink $8 Labrador Sable. ... $2 ff Alaska Sable $7iAstrakhan $3 dL Fur Neek Scarfs. CLUSTER 07 TAILS. M Dyed Blue Fox $18 I Electric Seal $4 StoneMarten $12 I Mink $8 Alaska Sable $5 H Hudson Bay Sable $15 P Persian Sable $20 1 Russian Sable $50 I Fisher $30 1 Baum Marten $25 1 500 Assorted Scarfs 1 worth $5 2 I Fancy Fur Sets f FOR MISSES AND CHILDREN. Electric Seal SB'Mink $10 Chinchilla fl5 Ermine $18 Krimmer JfjIThibet $3 Caps and Gloves. Gloves f8. $10. S12. $16 Caps jo. $10, $16 Electric Seal Caps. $2. $3 Fur Gloves for ladies and men, S2.50. $3.60. $4.60 Ladies' Fur Hoods, 58. worth $16. 1 A I.XnOK ASSORTMENT OP rUR-LlSED H OVEIICOATB, COACHMEN'S. CAPES, CAPS, OtOVES. ROBES, 4c., KULLY 28 PER CENT. LOWER TUAN PREVAILING PRICES. 346 Sixth Ave., 1 21t and 22(1 Sts. Telephone, 2,844 18th. I 104 West 14th St. S COWPERTHfrai'S J REHMBLE sPscial BarffaiM, I PAnDETC INGRAIH ART SQUARES, UMltrE: I d SxS yds. . . $3.83 Long Credit. , VT. Derry Brvln'a Caan Ttllli tbe tan. CnicAao, Dec 22. Tho caoo of W. Berry Errln, assistant cashier of the defunct Qlobo Savings Bank, charted with receiving aepoilta after tbe bank was known to bo insolvent, wao finished this evening and went to the Jurr, A I verdict was not reached at 8 o'clock, and tho I court ordered that the verdict be sealed and H tendered to-morrow morning. Sonntor William H K. Jlnson Is counsel for young. Ervin, whom ho II had known from boyhood. U "I ara-nret Cocslna Asphyxiated. tg Tokkers, N. Y., Doc 22. Miss Marrarei i Cogclns, who is employed in the household ot 1 Virglllo Tojettl, was found dead In bed this morning. Bhe bad been asphyxiated by gas that had escaped from a leaky gas stove. Her pa rents livo In IMvcrdale. Gentlemen: Havo your views oa Good Tailoring been no colored that , notliluK but IiIku prices cau win your confidence? Itlglit hero wo show tho fallacy of hucIi notions tailoring that I Is Illght, Roods that uro Correct, and ' prices decidedly Low. i Soft-finish Worsted and Imported Cheviots for business or aeml-dreset Cloy dUKoral or a dressy blaote " Vicuna Thibet cont and vest, with llelglan striped trousers, for suite. i Kerseys, Kljsian Heavers, Meltons 1 and ItIczo, Wool Cosslmero linlntt. I silk sleeves and shoulders, for over! coats. To order, .1 JUST J 4 JUST V Full Dress Suits. r?n!M ,1 de lined with pure-djo Lyons SOR OrEN KVOS UNTIL 7 SATURDAYS UNTIL. 10. J. J. Oestreicher, iAlPORTINd TAILOR. jj 1." STATION AT DOOR. 6th AVE. cor. 28th st, ;