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K .! -, .... B-SUNvTroRSDXY, DECEIVER 23, l&fllp '" ,f..r.
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 ',
; 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 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."
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
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
"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."
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.
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
Woods for President or tbo IVew Doara of
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.
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.
il bi Mm ui It i ' ' "',' ' '"I,
v BBiiiBifiMiiMasBBaBBBI
tuts aoTznxon vibits hart's,
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
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
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.
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. "
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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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
(Open Evenings.)
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.
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
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
346 Sixth Ave., 1
21t and 22(1 Sts. Telephone, 2,844 18th. I
104 West 14th St. S
REHMBLE sPscial BarffaiM, I
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
Full Dress Suits. r?n!M ,1
de lined with pure-djo Lyons SOR
J. J. Oestreicher,
6th AVE. cor. 28th st, ;

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