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Bbeid and milholland.
'Hjf ff.TlTlOSS AXD FALSEHOODS TO Hf avvvouT nraaixo demands. aw K .a a,iTIMd( far an Appr.prlatl.n with ths M Tribune and the Tubular Dispatch Com Hi fanj-Tnat If. Aajtblna- bnt the Truth .K ' llire'e lb Truth Chler ladustrr 1 Far H Ikon J OHlcll Ileperte lbs leiutnr or H Slick nd Donds-Only One 1.1 ae of Take. Lw Operating- and That I,ee Than a Mile Lens B -Olhera Declared About to lie Completed H la nark JVowtaere Hear C.mpLtloa Ij; end U W.a's (lire Any More Permits. Js Desperate for an appropriation from the Gov ' irnment, the Tubular Dispatch Company, the In thief backers of which are John E. Milholland I' tod bis ornan, tho Tribunt, has tackled tho ' poJtl committees of Congress with petitions If ilcnoJ by n hundred or so citizens of ' Bore or less rcputo. Tun Sun mode publlo ; Dore thsu a neck ago somo of tho details of K 11,5 proposed raid by this company on tho Qov i trnnient. It draw blood, and tho backors of the ' company have been squealing; over since. But Appropriation bill is beforo tho committees In Congress, and tho backers of the company, realizing that If an appropriation is to bo ob tained this year thlnss mustbedono quickly, fcave risked furlhor publicity and resorted to lis petition plan In the hopo that It mny havo some effect. The rrfnwne on Tuesday prlntod moro than a psgo of petitions illustrated with rasps. From a nows point of view, the whole thing was lntcrcitlne only In this: tho petitions wcro bo drawn and tho matter was handled by tho IWo nc In such a manner as to decelvo Congress sad the pcoplo as to the tmportanco of tho com piny and lint It hns done already. The Tribune headed Its nrtlclo "To extend tho pnoumatlo trull service In the territory of Greater New York. Noteworthy cotttions from worthy clti lens to the postal committees of Congress, ask ing for Improved facilities on both tides of tho Cut Hirer." Hero is the petition in full, to far It it relates to Manhattan Island: New York, Jan. 31, 1808. ' Bin.' X. O. Woloolt, Chairman roital Committee, Child Stattt Stnatt, and Hon. . F. Loud, Caalmum fulfill Commltttr, Ilouie of Rtvretm falltf, WatMnaton. D.C. Deh Si lis: Permit us to address tho Postal ' committees of Congress through you with re- v grd to an extension of the pnoumatlo mall ser yico In this city. Thcro is now in operation In this city a cir cuit between tho main Post Office In the borough of Manhattan and tho Produco Kx- I change. Tho success of this circuit has been Immediate and certain. Tho two additional circuits now In courso of construction connect ing that Post Ofllco with tho Brooklyn ninln Post Office nnd tlie Orand Central Station ro- ' ipcctiicly will accelerate incoming malls nnd postpone, closing of outgoing mails at tho ofllces reached by from one to two hours. The talue of such n result to tho business of this ' treat commercial centre. Is obvious. ' If like pneumatic connoctiou could bo had with the principal sub-stations throughout the city, the results would, of courso. be multiplied. i In addition, lion u or. such n syatem might give t great increase of value to our local mall tor vloe. As matters now stand It takes many ' hours for a letter to go from onopartof the city to another, even under tho most favorablo conditions. The local telegraph sorvlco Is so slow ns to be disappointing. Our most rapid service for small parcels and for raossagos is by the Dibtrlct Telegraph messenger, who has be come proverbial. With n pnoumatlo service, connecting the trlndpal postal stations throughout tho city, supplemented by special delivery clorks at tho various sub-stations reached, tho Post Office Department could doubtless entirely supersede both the local telegraph and tho local messenger sen Ice, confer a great boon on this great com munity, and nt tho same time exploit for itsclt a source of large revenue to the department. The pneutnatlo tube service, with its great carrying power. Is abovo all adapted to the clr cuiuitancos of a dense population, around cen tres not far distant from each other, calling for frequent deliveries. No city in tho world is bet ter adapted to such sorvlco than Now York. By configuration, by amount of business offered, by population, it Is easily pre-eminent over all other American cities. We ask the prompt in crease of the service horo where it can be in creased with such profit to the department and to so trent n population. II no more can be done this year, we oak at I least provision for a line from the main Post Office up the west side of Manhattan Island as far ns 125th strect,wb.lch would roach stations V, A, O.'O.'B. O, w, lf, and J. with'crOsBtown connections at Forty-third and 129th streets to stations II and U and for a Una from the Brook lyn (Jcneral Post Office to the Brooklyn sub stations I), D, and E. Tho map accompanying this petition it oven moro calculated to deceive than the petition Itself. It stretched all the way across the pago of the Tribune, and underneath it was the cap tion, "Completed and Projeoted Lines in the Borough of Manhattan." This map had on it about four feet and a half of dark lines repre senting the "completed" and projected lines. The fact Is that Just one Inch and a quarter of ths four feet and a half represented completed lines. The company had completed a line from Station P in the Produce Exchange to the General Post Office, and on tho map that distance is one and ono quarter inches. Tho map is of more or less interest to New York people, however, for tho reason that It s"iows that If snecessful in getting Its appro priation, the company proposes to dig up streets In otery direction. Some of the streets to be dug up are: Park row, from Division street to the Post Office; the Bowery, its entire length) Centre, Broome, Mulberry. Fourth avenue, to tho Grand Central Station; Third avenue, ltt entlro Ionijth below the Harlem; Twenty-ninth, Twenty-third, Park plaoe, 'West Broadway, (South Fifth avenue, Washington sauaro-South and West; Sixth avonue. Its entire length to Flfty-flrst street; Greonwlch avenue. Bank, Thirteenth, Flfty-flrst, Columbus avenue, 110th, Central Park West, and 123th. In addition to the statements mado in the pe tition, tho Tribune niakeB certain othor stato reonts. It says : "Tho otrcuit between the Post Ofllcc and the Produce Exchango, in this city, was opened Inst October, and slnco then 05 per cent, of the mall botwoon those points has been sent by tube, to the entire satisfaction of tho Post Office authorities and the poople." Tho facts about this matter, as obtained by The Bun from tho Post Office officials themselves, re these: Since Oct. 10 last tho tubes have beon In operation between tho two points dally be tween tho hours of U o'clock in tho morning nd 5 o'clock In tho afternoon. Between these hours tho small mail, that Is, the letters and postal cards, has hocn sont through the tubes. None of tho mall of othor cluscs has been sent through because the tubes could not handlo It any moro than they oould handle the mall between tho Ooueral Post Of fice and tho Grand Central Station. That por tion of tho mail botwocn these two points that wss posted In tho Post Ofllco or tho branch of flee between tho hours of 5 o'clock in tho after noon and !l o'clook In the morning, that is, six teen hours out of twenty-four, Tug Sun is In formed by the Superintendent of Malls, has not been sent through the tubes, but has all been , handled- as it was handlod before there were any tubes-by wagons. No newspaperman has wen sont through tho tubes, no matter at what time It has been mailed, and no mail of nny bulk whatever. This Is what the Post Office officials taemieh essay. The fact of the matter is tho line of tubes from r! 'reduce Exchange to the General Post Office has taken the place of exactly one wagon, ine Superintendent of Malls told tho reporter JIM the mall between these two points used to bo handled by two wagons; slnco tho tubes have been In operation the wagon service i 'eight hours out of the twenty-fourhas been eut from two wagons to one. Tho other sixteen Murs out of tho twenty-four it has not been ',""? nut while- the tubes have done away 7, , . ""Ices of one wagon for the time Jiated each day, they havo forced the Govern "tlWtotevoroI additional employees. These M.mtlonal emplojtes Include two engineers woo,, salaries per day are almost as much at "larlet that the drivers of the wsgont get j'week. Altogether the services of six moro ""are required to handle the mails between rZ , J and ,h8 O'neral Post Ofllco than were "quired before tho tubes wire put into opera wnrl . an"Ter to question regarding the f tatllitald tUb"' "" Bul,lr,DteodeDt of tbe I r-.r!imJi0th,r hT8 been ta operation they havo 1 E" $ letter ma" between tbe hur ot ML ',,',Te " lwayt carried it V &M uccJonalljr nte in the afternoon when the atatEatt alalaaMaTMIllaaial -ttftft'frtMftfS roth oi mall matter has bttn urmtuaBy hoary during the hour when ths tubes were In opera tion It has been necessary to help ont the sorvice on the letter and pott card mall with wagons." In other words, tbero havo beon times even during tbe eight hours out ot the twonty-four that tho tubes wero in operation when wagons havo beon called In. The Tribune said further: "The ciroult to the Grand Central Station is on tho point of comple tion and will be opened next woek, reducing tho time for transmission ot lottors botwocn tho Post Office and Forty-socond street from about two hours to five or six mlnutot." Thlt state ment Is false. In the first place, tho tubes that are now bolng laid for the to-callod Grand Central Station ex tension are not going to tho Grand Central Sta tion at nil. It never was lntondod that they should go thoro. They nro going to tho Grand Contral Palaco, not to tho Grand Central Sta tion. Thero Is a sub-station of tho Post Ofllco In tho Grand Central Palace. TijeSun reporter who talked with the Post Ofllco officials wat under the impression that the tubes were going to tho Grand Central Station nnd wcro going to handlo tho tremendous mall that goes thero. "Oh, no," said tho Suporlntondent of tho Malls, " they are not going to tho Grand Central Station; they nro going to the Grand Central Palaco. They aro not going to handlo tho mall to the Grand Contral Dopot. Why. thoy couldn't begin to do It. Tho mall to the depot that is. nil tho outgoing tnall sorted at this office will go by wagon as It always has. Why, If wo went to Bhoot that up through tho tubes It would nil havo to bo handled two or thrco times. Not only will tho tubes not carry any of tho New York mall intended for points roached by railroads leaving tho Grand Central Station, but thoy will not carry nny of the mall from the South and West that comes to Now York city and Is transferred hore for points In Now York State and New England, Tho only mall that will bo carried by tbsso tubes when they aro complete. In other words, is the local mall be tween tbe General Post Office and Station II, the branch In the Grand Central Palace, and the mall from tbe stations that will connect with that tubo when it is complete two in num ber. Tho uso ot tho word Grand Central Station by tho Tribune gives an entirely wrong idea. The TVfbune further says: "A temporary stoppage of work on tho line of tubes being laid over tho Brooklyn Bridge has been occasionod by tho deslro of tho new city officials to investi gate tho contract rights ot tho company on the bridge. No sorious dolay, however, Is antici pated, and It Is expected that tho work ot laying tho tubes thero will proooed within a week." This statement is also falso. Tho facts are that tho old bridge trustees appointed by the 7W6 iine'a friend, Strong, granted to the company the Tribune boomod a contract for flvo years on tho bridge Attorward, and against the protest of the counsel ot thetrustocs, thoy cxtondod this contract twcnty-flvo years, making the total grant thirty years at the ridiculously inadequate rental of 51.000 a year and a small percentage. The now Commissioner of Bridges knew nothing about this thing until after ha took offioe. and happened ono dor to soo work going on on the bridge. lie asked what the work was, and on being Informod ho went to his ofllco and huntod up the record. When ho found what Mayor Strong's brldgo trustees had given to the Mayor's friends, the company the Tribune boomed, practically for nothing, bo was natural ly indignant, and he rcforrod tho matter to the Corporation Counsel, at the samo tlmo order ing tho work Btoppod. On Wednesaay the New York Mall and Trans portation Company, which got tbo contract to go across tho bridge, which contract the Tubu lar Dispatch Company now holds, appliod to Justice Maddox in too Supremo Court in Brook lyn for an Injunction restraining Bridge Com missioner John L. Shea from interfering with the laying of the pipes across tho bridge". Tho counsel for this company related to Justice Maddox the story of tho organization of tho company and of the contract with the brldgo trustoes, mado in March, 1807, for five years, tho work to bo complotod Dec. 30, 1607, and of the additional contract for twenty years which was given Doc 13, 1807. He also related the stoppage of the work by Mr. Shea after It bad once started. Assistant Cor poration Counsol Butts ot Corporation Counsel Whalon's staff appeared In the interests of tho city and emphatically opposed the plans of the company. Ho said that the plan of the company was to loot the city ot Now York of a very valu able franchise. He said: "The bridge trustees had no power whatever to grant any franohlses to any one. They wore the agents of tho city, and were to operate tho bridge and nothing else. As no work was done before tho end of 1897, the first contraot was void, and as to the second contract. It was mado after the approval of tho charter of the greater city, and it had been hold in sovoral cases that tbe soctions of the charter providing that all franchises should be grantod by tho Municipal Assembly went into effect immediately after the adoption ot that Instrument, thus taking the right to grant fran chises from the bridge trustees it they ever had any such right. Mr. Butts said that the bridge trustees know this, and they merely grantod the extension becauso thoy were so pestered by the company." "Tbo trustees are not hereto defend them selves," said Justice Maddox, "and It is pre sumed that public officials do their duty until It is proved that thoy have not." "Tho Commissioner of Bridges must carry out the policy of the administration which ap pointed him," said Mr. Butts, "and for that reason wo aro attacking the right ot tbe trus tees to grant theso franchises." Mr. Butts said that he desired to test the questions raised by trial. Ono point was as to whether tho bonds wcro not insufficient and whether on that ground it was not Improvident for tho trustees to grant the franchise. The rights ot tbe plaintiff and defendant ought not to bo determined on a motion, Mr. Bacon, for the company, replied that tho work must bo dono by April ISO, and thero tho mutter rosted. Tho Justtcoreservod decision. Thcro tho thing rests to-day. The Bridge Com missioner is determined to protect tho public, and The Sun Is Informed that tbe contracts will more than likely bo contested In court. Tbo Corporation Counsol has not rendered his opinion yet. The Trfftime says again: "In giving the peo plo tho benefit of postal pnoumatlo tubes tho Government is not called upon to make nny outlay oxcept for the rental of the tubes." This is another llo. Tho Government Isoxpocted to rent tbe tubes, and then to hlro enginoors, mail handlers, and furnish tho steam and tho com pressed air, the electricity, and everything else that may bo required to run them. Tho truth Is that tho company is called on to make but one outlay, not tbo Qovernmont. The Government has to make all the outlays except tbo laying of tbatubos, Tbe J'rifcime gays the commercial fea ture of tho enterprise, such as the delivery of small merchandise. Is vastly more important to the company than the mall sorvice. The sug gestion was mado to The Sun yesterday tnat If this was so, it was mighty funny that tho Tubu lar Dispatch Company didn't go to work and put in tubes for tbe delivery of small merchan dise without waiting to hold up the Government for an appropriation. Facts about this company that It is posslblo to verify are very scarce Tills Sun has looked up the records in tho Secretary of State's office nnd in tbo County Clerk's ofllco. When Turn Sun reporter In Albuny searched the records on Mon day bo found only one annual report of the con dition of tho company. This read: "Annual report of tho condition ot the Tubular Dispatch Company on the 1st day of January, 1807, Filed pursuant to tectlou 30 ot the Stock Corporation laws." "We, tbo undersignod, a majority ot the di rectors of tbe Tubular Dispatch Company, do hereby mako the followlnr report: "The capital stock ot the company is 91,000, 000. "And the proportion of its capital ttook actu ally issued is $1,000,000, "The debts of the company do not exoeed "Tbe assets of the company equal at least (1.00. "Mem. Tbo onlyntset is the franchise. Its value cannot bj estimated. Dated Jan. 1, 1807, J B, Btglln, John F. iAngan, John M. Perry, mv jorltyof direotort." , Mate of New York, ). City and Oountyot New York, i ' Barnard Dulm, being doty sworn, deposes and says that he la the President ot the Tubular Dlspatob Company. Tne statements contained In the foregoing report are true to tbe best ot bis knowledge. Information, an) taller. n. niou-i. Bnoin to berore me this 89th davot January, 1HU7. IX. J, Fox, Notary Public, New York oounty. That report, it will be noticed, is n year old. The law says that reports shall bo made annu ally In the month ot January. No report ot tho company for thlt last yoar was on file Jan. 31. There was tome 'evidence howover, showing tbo company's activity in one direction during the year. For Instance, thero was a record ot a meeting In May which startod tho printing presses. Tho capital stock was increased from $1,000,000 to 91.SOO.000. Tho work ot tho prosscs lasted until Oct. 18, when tho record shows anothor moetlng. Tho pressos were started again. Tho capital stock watllftod from 91,000,000 to $2,100,000. Tho report of tho first meeting said that the company's debts wore $40,000 and tho stock actually Issued had been $1,000,000. Tho roport ot the second mooting said, that tho company's dobts wero $010,000 and tho capital actually paid in was $1,600,000. In addition to theso official records, the circular that was sont around booming tho company's bonds, it will bo rocallcd, Btatod that tho com pany had an Issue of $000,000 In bonds, and that soon tho printing presses would bo started again and thero would bo another issuo that might bo in the neighborhood of $2,000,000, tho first issuo being recalled. Ho It will be seen that the company has been doing something In the year. LIVE TOVJOS ADOVT TOIflf. Tho men occupied In cleaning tho streets during tho past tow dayB have lncludod the usual striking figures that show by their dress as well as by other details of tholr appearance that they are unaccustomed ;to suoh work. A snowstorm always brings forward those men, and pitifully poor some ot them looked on Tues day. One stood near a largo hotel on Fifth avenue and shovelled with a vigor that offered quite a contrast tohla appearance. Evidently ho was an EnglishmaD, Ills taos was rather refined, and his paddock coat, barring tho signs of wear which were very unmistakable about it, was of the best fashion. It had un doubtedly been cut by a good tailor, and In splto of Its well-worn aspoct. It was neat even in tbo exortlon of shovelling snow. Ills hat bore tho same traoes of a past fashion, and his patent-leather boots bad boon mado on an un mistakably good lost, in splto of tbo fact that they wcro badly worn and cracked. Ills hands wero gloved, and thoro was no more incon gruous figure In tho small army of workers than this man, and thoro wcro many who looked as If they might havo at times been far romoved from the nocesslty ot Buch labor. The only other occasions which bring out specta cles of this kind aro tho nightly distributions ot bread at an uptown bakery. Many men In that line every night show that their prosonce there Is either accidental or unaccustomed, it Is not rare to sco men standing in tho lino hold ing a newspaper in order to hide their faces from the few persons who mny pass at that late hour. A new satisfaction has recontly boen added to tho relief provided there. At ir regular intervals a modest philanthropist with his own ideas of doing good appears In tho crowd. Ho waits until tho dlstrlbu.lon of tho broadibcglns, and thon gives out,of pockets well filled for the purpose 10 cents to every man that Btands In tho line. Henry Amtol, tho muslo tcachor who has sued the singer formerly known as Sophie Traubmann, It a familiar flguro in tho lobbies ot the Metropolitan. He is acquainted with most of tho members of tho company and la novor weary ot relating to them the remarkable results ho has accomplished by bis methods of teaching. 'When Victor Maurcl was in this country he heard a great deal from Amsel about bis abilities as a tcachor. Ho enjoyc' at first tho enthusiasm with which M. Amsel spoke, but ho grew weary of it just as he is accus tomed to do when tho conversation is kept for too long a tlmo on any other subject than him self. One day after M. Amsel had been describ ing his methods very eloquently. Maurel asked him If ho had ever nearu of a certain famous professor In Naples, mentioning a fictitious name. Amsel Bald that ho had not and askod Maurol what he was notablo for. "He is tho only man I ever saw," Maurel answered, "who could teach a singer better than you can, Noxt to his method yours Is the greatest I ovor beard of. But no could teach his pupils to sing with ono of their vocal chords while they rested the othor. and in that way- thoy wero able to sing lndoflnltoly without erer getting tired. He is tho only man 1 over heard of that could do moro than you with his pupils." Now that Richard Le Gallienne has arrived in this country ho may bo able to settlo the question as to the gender ot his namo. Mr. Le Gallienne took tho name hlmsolf and therefore suffered under no responsibilities that wero thrust upon him. It his ancestors had bo stowod this ungrammatical title upon him no body could have questioned its apparent con tradictions and askod why It should not have been "La Gallienne" or "Le Galllen." But tho name as it stands Is likely to do no end of harm to the oulture of the West whon Mr. Le Oat llenne goes out there to read or lecture. It will take another generation ot French teachers to remedy tho harm which ono visit of Mr. Le Galllonne may do to a town Uko Chicago, for Instance, which will find a living contradiction in the English writer to those rules of French grammar which it has laboriously acquired. Nobody would seem to have tho right to ques tion Mr. Le Ualllcnno on tho subject wero it not that he had selocted the namo for hlmsolf and Is presumably acquainted with all ltt subtleties. As Tub Son announced a month ago, Mme. Melba probably will bead an opera company ot her own next year, and travel through tho United States singing in "The Barber of Se ville" and "Don Pasquale," possibly rovlvlng tho half concert and half operatlo perform ances which wero at one time popular. This was decided aftor Mme. Melba had mado sev eral appearances in the Western oltlos this winter, and drew such largo audiences that It became, cloar sho could repeat the experiment anywhere olee In the country with great proflt. So her appoaronccs with the Orau company at the Metropolitan will probably be limited to a small number, and the vastly moro remun erative system ot travelling with a small com pany and performing optras on her own re sponsibility will All out tho rest of her Beason in this country. Only a few singers aro need ed fonthe two operas she proposes to glvo, and the exponso of such an organization will be comparatively slight. Her rewards for ovory single appearance will be much more than tho company at tbe Metropolitan can afford to pay. Mllo. folvo Is anxious to make tho samo sort ot a tour through the country with "Carmen," nnd so soon as sho can get a firm of managers willing to guaranteo $2,500 for every ono of fifty per formances, she will desert the Metropolitan and start on a tour. It Booms a curious retro gression that the prima donna of the older days should appear to bo onco more revivified. The success of "Tho Barber of Seville" on Fri day night was astonishing to persons who have heard repeatedly the assertion that the opera could not druw a corporal's guard If It were sung bore. Possibly during tho regular sea son, with all tbe popular Blngers hore, there would havo been no suoh audlenoe. But the revival was unexpectedly suooeseful. Mme. Melba's plans for tho next season show plainly enough that the publlo will again support the old-fasbloned enUrprlses which were thought to e exhausted, to long as there Is a singer equal to arousing their enthusiasm. Mme. Sembrloh Is coming back to thla country next year to undertake just suoh a series of per formances throughout tho United States. When an artist's popularity and reputation nro once established, the plan seoms easy enough. Only two suoh singers at Melba aud Sombrfch. how ever, could undertake the operatic end of these ild-fashioned tours, Thoy sing the muslo which doos not require every other accossory to mako It effective. Mme. Melba's grout success In Pittsburg and Cloveland has shown that the out-of-town publlo is anxious to support just such performances. The Assembly Uall. The Assembly ball, tbe most important sub scription danco ot tho teaton, took placo last night In tbe Astoria. Compared to other dances this wlntor It was an early affair. There was no opera or big dinners to detain tbe guests, who wero received by Mrs. Levi P.Morton, Mrs. David King, Mrs. Lloyd Bryce, and Mrs. John Jacob Attor. As usual at the Assembly balls, thore was little attempt at decoration. Two arches at tbo southern end ot the room were banked with palms, American beauty roses, and lilies. The uppor tier of boxes was shut off and filled with palms, giving from the ballroom floor the effect of a conservatory. Informal dancing was indulged In until sup per wat announced at half-past IS o'clock. This was served on small tables In tbo Astor gal lery. The tablet were decorated with pink rosea and carnations. Wortbington Wbltehouio led the cotillon which followed, hit partner being Mrs. Orme Wilson. During the one-favor figure garlands of artificial roses tied with satin rib on and boutonnleres to correspond wero dis AFFAIRS OF THE THEATRE. ait xxroitTATiosr of novez and COH JO AT, ACltUDAlS, tomaor tfaa xtreenlrlcand Set Regaling Heroes In Recent London Dramas Items Coneera Ins Aelora, Authors and Managers or Plara. Tbo domestto brand of knockabout performer Is bocoming scarco and tho kind that Is mado abroad Is drawn upon to replace htm. Three of htm, ths Fortunls, aro now In tholr first week ot New York employment at Kolth's, Tholr aim Is closoly llko that of tho chaps who wore onco abundant In pairs In tho varloty shows and who for ten minutes alternated stnlo jokes and fresh blows, ending with that dostroyer ot men tal calm, tho how-wo-lovo-to-dance-and-stng. Tho newcomers' methods nro different. Being unfamiliar with English, tho contents ot old almanacs nro not nocessnry to their spoclalty, which Is chiefly gymnastic. All throo are In ridiculous costumes, ono as a waiter, anothor as a burlesauo ot an KnglUh tourist and the third as tho trarollor's valet. Two horizontal bars, ono of ordinary dimensions and tho other ton foot from tho floor, aro not very realistic din ing room accessories, but thoy'ro great aids to slam-bang. Tho valet's first mUadvcnturo Is to got caught by his tall hat on tho lower bar and hang thero In distress until takon down. His mastor Is injan inflatod suit that makes him almost globular, and when ho exercises on tho bars ho slips from his bnlloon-llko coat and trousers, leaving them attached to tho bar nnd disclosing that he Is of ordinary bIeo. Tho men aro bo practiced that jumps from tho higher bar upon a companion apparently do no moro than give him a cuo for rosponslvo capers, though somo of tho knocks rocolvod Bccm hurtful. After ten minutes of roughing it about the bars tho dining room "ntmosphero" Is restored by tho appearance of the waltor with a plate. But his pleco of crockery It remarkable for more than restoring alono tho tuggostlon of a luxurious dining room, and when ono of the others grabs the plato and strikes the waiter with its edgo 'half of it shuts within the rest, and the waiter goes off howling with the ap pearance of being cleft to his oars. Their table is as surprisingly prepared, for when a gym nast in one ot his wildest leapt lands on It it gives way In the mlddlo and he Is Bent sprawl ing among Its pieces. Their humor is, perhaps, stamped most strongly as being an importation by the specialists' devlco with a sodo siphon. In tho manner in which one chap looks into the bottlo's spout nnd releases its contents thoro It little that is new. The Booths and Irvlngs of vaudovlllo's self-sprtnklars havo made remark able achievements In this soul-stirring branch. But In applying tho tlrz to his companion tbero Is a dlstlnot advance upon even tbo finest of bome-mndo siphon Bubtloties. Putting tho tubo to lila companion's oar ho presses tho lover, tho fluid runs thiough a semi-circular tube conccakd beneath tho specialist's wig. and so appears to como out of the opposlto ear. The American genius who formerly mado up for hit Ecrformanco so that an ordinary axo could be anged Into the top of his head far enough to hold Its place thero should know that he must stir hlmsolf to outdo these gifted foreign ers. Or will Billy Wolls, tho museum performer who permits tbo brcnklng of paving stones upon bis head, set his denied brain to work and rcpol the victorious Invaders I Tho English dramatists have got Into the habit of selecting curious heroes. The prac tice commenced with Henry Arthur Jones. Ills astronomer in "Tho MnsqueradcrB" was ono of tho first of theso personages. Haddon Cham bers followed with "John a' Dreams," In which tho loading man was an avowed victim of opium. In "Tho Physician" there was little cholcs between tho young or tho old hero. One was a wearied egotist and tbe other a confirmed dipsomaniac. Thero was not much in cither of them to gain tho sympathy of audiences. "Tho Rogues' Comedy" did better In that direction, and possessed at least ono sturdy, honest figure. In "Tho Princess nnd tho Butterfly" young Oriel could havo fascinated nobody but the Princess PannonUx. In "Tho Troe of Knowl edge" A'igel has novcr recovered from his as sociation with a woman who deceived him, and tho rest of his lire is spont In complaints agalnBt her for leading blm astray. Such a man In real Ufoj would be an Intolerable prig. The German plays havo tome heroes of equally pe culiar types, and they como directly out of lb Ben. In the French drama these have now no place, though tho "frco" theatres may possess them, and eomo realistic pieces out them for ward experimentally. Many of tne men In the French slago Action aro libertines, but they do not figure as opium caters, dipsomaniacs, or longulii star-gazers. Thoy are manly and spir ited, whatever thoy do, and that is a relief from tho characters which havo lately been set up 8 heroes In tho contemporary English au thors, tho best of whom havo Injured their plays by tho selection of tho eccontric for herolo use. This fact doos moro thnn anything clso to cur tall the popularity ot their works in this coun try, whero there lsalwnys tho demand for a sturdv horo. ltathur with the French than the English point of view do American audiences oirroc. The hero may not be Innocent, and. In deed, mny havo been wicked, but ho must at all events be manly. Maurice Barrymoro will go to London to play the horo In "The Heart of JMnryland" thero. Ferdinand Gottschalk, who has been Bix months IrOhat city with "Never Again," is on his way back to resume bis placo in the farce here. Clara Morris Is tho latest volunteer for tho Actors' Fund vaudeville matlnde. J. Lester Wallack, a grandson ot tho lnte Lester Wal lack, will bo in Mtunlo Sellgman's revival of "Comody and Tragedy." Oscar Eaglo Is Inid up in LoulsvllJo from a gunshot wound re ceived in n molodramu duel. Henry .Miller und his company got to Worces ter in tho big snow storm, but tho baggage and Bccncry did not, and "Heartsease" was per formed that night in modern costumes and with makeshift scenery. Tho audlcnco was good-humored and lnuulgcnt. Tho bad w cathcV playcdhavoc with travelling companies through out the wholo sweep of wind and snow. In one Wcbtorn Instance u company footed It flvo iullos over a bill because u railway tunnel wns choked and reached a theatre in time to keop a $500 assemblage. Tho Bostou Cadets nro giving performances in that city this week, and the receipts will reach 830,000 through an auction sale of soats. 11. A. Barnet's burlesques nro written for these nmuteur, nnd afterward developed for uso professionally. The nrosent piece Is culled "Tho Queen ot the Ballet," and Is morn am bitious than Its predecessors, though it Is regard ed us less likely to become popular. Tho drama which Henry Uuy C'arloton wroto for Jnmes J. Corbett is being Played this week In Illinois. Tho former prize lighter enacts a dcvll-may-rnro hero with kindly instincts und ready fists. Washington is getting tho first American performances of "A Parle," and it is a pleasant surprlso to road that tbo farco is not salacious, as Its title threatened. Mme. Pilsr-Morln, whom wo know hero only os a pantomlmlst, Elnys n sneaking part with what Is doicrlbed as ntipy effect. Nathaniel Goodwin has produced In Chicago the play written by C'ljdo Fitch on tbo llfo of Nathan Hale, and it has evidently met popular approval, In spile of tho contrary reports of Its character. It is described as "excessively traglo," and at tho samo tlmo "lacking In vi tality. ' It closes, os "Tho Devil's Dlsclplo" doos, with a gallows in view. Mr. Goodwin's personality Is said to be unsuitable for tho role of the young spy und ardent lover depleted In the play. Paul Potter has bought Guy do Maupassant's "Mile. Fl-Fl," which ho utilized as tho first act of "Tbo Conquerors." Ho will at least own that portion or tbe piece In ono sense of tho word. It Ifl said that he will also securo tbe Engllah rights to Sardou'a "La Heine," which Is tho original work from which no drow tho rest of his drama. "Tho Conquerors" wlU be presented in London this spring. Elennora Duse is to return to Paris this spring !to uppeur In D'Anniiiizlo's "LaGlacon do," which was written for her. Sarah Bern hardt Is to direct n theatre In Brussels as well us In Parts. Nonu of her productions this win ter has met with success. Mrs. Patrick Camp bell Is soon to act with Forbes ltobertson in Mactorlh.ck's "Polltas und Mesllande." Ucralilliio Ulmar. who was to buo oome to this country. Is still seriously 111 from an acci dent last Bcptomlicr. She has recently be come reconciled to Ivan Curyll, tho musical composer, from whom she was divorced sovoral years ago. Miss Uliuar grew stout, and then by dieting recovered her girlish figure. That reenptured hi-r husband, and they romarricd. Jules Lemaltro has provided a play for He jono In which she has refused to appear, as u now Bnrdou drama will occupy her time during the rest of tho winter. Jane Hading may be teen in tho role written for I(4Jane. James IT. Hackott will next yoar be the youngest ot tho "stars." Daniel Frohman will firetont blm at the head of n company as Klutl n "Tho Tree of Knowledge" and probably In Ueorgo Hlbbard's "Marlborough," whloh Ed ward Sothorn ulso has under consideration. Modjeeka steadfastly refuses to play in "Magda" in this city, oecauso Now York re jected it when sho appeared in its first Eng lish production six years ago. "Measure for Measure," "Hamlet," and "Macbeth" will be her Eluys here. It was New York's Indlff eronoa to tho bakespearean drama that led her to declare Mreral yeart, ago that tho would never appear in jt herti again. - Tho proposed comlo opera company In which Lillian Russell and Jesslo Bartlett Davit wero to be united will probably not bo formed. Mist Davis Is anxious to appear In plecos which give tho leading rolo to the contralto, while Mies Ilutsell Is equally disposed toward those which put most of tho responsibility on tho so prano. An arrangement by which they would appear on alternate evenings might bo moro satisfactory, but Is not contemplated, as tho objeot ot (be plan would bo to gain strength from tho coalition. The attempts to steal voguo from successful days by Imitations In titles nro common. "The Widow Jono" Is followed byn similar farce oallod "Tho Heal Widow Brown," which Is travelling through the smaller towns. "Whnt Happened to Jones" and; "The Mysterious Mr. Bugle" aro jointly echoed In '"iho Mysterious Mr. Jones." Ono crltlo calls for an Ibson who shall make comlo opora less conventional. A bravo ef fort In thlt direction was an amateur work gtven tho other day In New Orleans. Ono act was In this country, another in tho planet Sat urn, and tho third In boll. But Offenbach an ticipated this Inst situation. (Veonro Lederor telegraphs from London that "Tho Telophona Girl" and "Tho Bollo of New York" will both bo acted there In tho spring. Joseph Jefferson wlU continue next reason in "The Rivals," and Rose Coghlau may net Airs, .falaprop. Elslo Leslie, who wns nn ideal Little LordlFauntleroy, will bo tho Lydia Languish. Miss Lcsllo has spent tho Interval in school. TUB OPERA. Ferrormanco ar the NlbeluHen Trilogy neglnt To-tYKht. Tho performance of the Nlbelungen trilogy will bogln to-night at tho Metropolitan Opera Houso. In the cast ot "Dlo Wnlkllre" will bo MM. Kraut, Fischer, and Rains, and Mmcs. Nordlcn, Gadskl, Staudlgl, Rcygard, Van Cnu teron. and Mattfeld. Mtno. Nordlca has novor beon heard hero before In this opora. On next Woduesday evening "Slogfrled will bo sung, and " GOttordammerung" will be sung ono week from to-night. Mr. I.aekwaed,a Concert. Mr. Albert Lockwood, assisted by Setdl't or chestra, gave a concert last evening In Madison Square Garden Concert Hall. This placo Is un couth nnd depressing, so that music or musicians who resist and overcomo Us Influence should reoelvo ample credit for their results. Mr. Lockwood a friends were protent In largo numbers at his recital, and enthusiasm grow with the passing hours until after tho Saint Saent concerto, with which tho programme ended. A warm encoro was tendored the pianist. Not very many years ago it was an unhonrd-of thing for any ono to play two concertos in the same performance. Now suoh wonders havo boen wrought by pianists that our public would scarcely be astonished, though they might be satisfied, with tho prosonco of four or Ave. Mr. Lockwood gave two tbe Schumann and Saint Uaens In u minor. Ho also plnyod sovoral smaller pieces, bolng most successful in Scar latti's " Pastorale." which Paderewskl of blessed memory mado familiar tn us In nappy days long past. Ho was least so In Chopin's "Barca rolle." Of tho concertos his rendering of Saint-Saens't composition was markod by the moro certain brilliancy nnd by tho strong est showing of technical ability. Tho young pianist possesses a fair amount of skill, and has evidently worked Industriously, as indeed every mortal who attempts to be a virtuoso upon nny Instrument must do. As yet his performances lack tbe higher evidences of pootlo Inspiration, and It mny be thoro is nn absenco of that sacred fire without which the wings ot muslo are always broken and useless. AROUSED MR. MOORE'S JINGO. De Thausht tne Chamber or Commerce. Wat Plnylng Into Kaclanit'a flanda. Francis O. Moore, who is known as tbo Cham ber of Commorce jingo, afforded a diversion at yesterday's regular monthly mcotlng of the Chamber. There had beon submitted to tho members for adoption a memorial addressed to President McKlnloy, reciting that " there aro now Important changes going on In tho relations of European powers to tho empire of China affecting the territory of that empire, and to that extent affecting tho privileges enjoyed under existing treaty rights by American citizens trading in and with China," and urging tbat prompt steps bo taken for tho "defenco of the existing treaty rights of our citizens in China, and for tho preservation and protection of their Important commercial Interests In that empire." It happened that George F. Seward, former Minister to China, was at the meeting, and ho arose to say that he did not think thoro was anything just now that was particularly threat- cmiiu lu Aujciiuuii lukctoniq in vanilla, uor- many, he tald, bad seized n port, but this was, ot Itself, no more significant to trndo than the occupation of a bit ot territory on Cape Cod by some foreign power would be In this country. It was an unpleasant thing for China, but not a thing which, oy Itself, threatened trado In any degree. So far as Russia was concernod, said Mr. Seward, she needs a port on tbo Paclflo free from Ice all through tbe winter. "We may sympathize wlUi China In the mat ter." said Mr. Soward, "but so tarns our trading Interest is concerned nn outlet acquired thoro for tbo enormous grain Holds of northeastern Asia would not prejudice us In the slightest rto greo, as I bolleve it would rather open a way for our merchandise to go up Into that section. Mr, Mooro addressed the chamber In opposi tion to tho adoption of tho memorial, llo ar gued that tho United .States should not an tagonize Russia. France, and Germany. The Chamber, ho Intimated, was playing into the bands of England. "England," said ho, "has been consistently and unlformlythonvcr-watch-ful too of this country." This declaration was received with laughter andcrlosof "Sol" "No!" nnd Mr. Moore con tinued: " I notice the. smllo of dorlslon, but it docs not deter mo from making tho stntcment which history will vindicate. England tried toenslnvo us In 1770. She burned down our national Cap itol In Washington In tho war of 1B12, nnd In tho last war, when our houso was divided agalnBt Itself, and tn tho hour of our distress, sho took part with that member of our fam- JL " Tbero was an interruption at this point nnd President Alexander K. Orr ruled that Mr. Mooro was outof ordor. Mr. Mooro wns disposed to dispute tho President's ruling, hut finally Bald that out of respect to tho Chair bo would submit. Tho memorial wat thon adopted. The Chamber also adopted resolutions directed ngalnst tho publication by tho Bureau of Ameri can llopubllcs of on international commercial directory, und ltstenod to the rondlng of a long report by Chairman A. Foaler Hlggtnn of tho Committee of Harbor and Shipping regarding tho diversion of trade from this port. BOLDINI PORTRAITS I-'REE. They Came In Under llond Anyway Mrs. Campbell ITId SB.OOO for a S9SO One. The seizuro by Custom Houso officials ot the portraits by Giovanni Boldlnl, which havo boen on exhibition slnco November at the art store of Boussod, Voladon & Co., 303 Fifth nvonuo, has not been carried out, and It is probable that thoro will bo no further proceedings, Yostorday morning tho manager ot tho art store, E. W. Glaenzer, nnd Lawyer Charles E. Alexander of Alexander &Groen, 120 Broadway, visited the Custom Houso to offer an explanation of tho supposed Halo of ono ot the pictures. After n long conferonco Col. Phelps or tlio law depart ment and Inspector Tralttcur visited tho art store, and Col. Phelps telephoned to tho Cus tom House tbat It would not be necessary to send nny men to keop the custody of the pic ture last night, as he had left them In the euro of Mr, Glaenzer. Tbe art store people made no attempt to deny that thoy sold "Mrs. Campbell," tho Custom House agent, tho pastel of Verdi for $0,000, dating tho bill ot sale which they gavo her next. March, when the pictures will havo been shipped out of tho country again. They Insist, however, tbat the salo should bo looked upon rather as a joko than ob a business transaction, as tho price was somothlng more thau tweuty II vo tltnos tho value of tbe picture, and no money or any promise to puy was received. They also laugned nt tbe Idea that any chnrge ot misrepresenting tho valuo ot tho collec tion at the time It passed tho Custom House could be based on such a salo of ono of tho less Important pictures for $3,000. Fur thermore, they added, the wholo collection wus under bond, and there could bo no possibility of disposing of any of tbe pictures beforo they were shipped out of tho country and beforo tho bond was cancelled, It wus on these linos, it is understood, tbat nn explanation which was ac cepted after five hours' talk was made. The collection ot tbe Italian portrait painter's works which has been on exhibition consists ot flvo photographs of palntlngu, six portraits In oils and two In paste). Tho ono of Yordl Is ono of tbe last. It was finished at ono sitting In 188(1. Tbe offer of "Mrs. Campbell" to buy it at any price was the lint which had been re ceived for It. Mrs. Jaaepblne Ayer'e Will, East Oamumdoe, Matt., Feb. 3. The will ot Josephine Ayer of Lowell, widow of J, C. A) cr. wat Hied In tbe Probate Court here tills morn ing, Ont hundred thousand dollars Is left to the Ayer Home for Women and Children in Lowell. Tbe Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadel phia, receives $50,000. A son, Frederick Ayer, is named as executor. The bulk of tbe property is W to this son and a daughter. Leslie Pear on of Newport. The ostato It worth between $8,000,000 and $3,000,000. "oiwten A VERT QAVDT PXCXVItB BOOK." Peel's Cararaent en an Alleged Blramtat'e ecand Marriage Certificate. Edward E. Bchlrmcr, who" was arrettod In Jorsey City on Monday on a chnrgo ot bigamy nnd cxtraditod later, was nrralgnod in tho West Fifty-fourth Stroot Court yoslorday afternoon. Mary V. Russell of 138 West Sixty-first strcot said sho marrtod Schtrmcr on Nov. 1-1, 1807, and, after a honoy moon of two months, learned that, on Nov, 10. bo had married Susie M, Grinder ot tm Ninth street, Brooklyn, John E. Homo, clerk of tho old Board ot , Aldormcn ot Brooklyn, testified thnt Aldormnn Curtis had pcrformod tho first marrtago, aud tald thnt bo remembered It well, becauso tho bridegroom was not ablo to nny tho fen of $3. . and that the brldo was obliged to go out after tho monoy, Ab evldenco of tho socond wedding, which was ! celebrated at tho Church of tho Holy Apostle, In Twenty-eighth street, near Ninth avenue. Miss RuRsell's uttornny producod whnt Magistrato Pool called "nvery gaudy plcturo book," It was the marrlngo cortlltcnto, and wns embel lished with verso nnd flowers nnd birds. On ths cover wcro two robblns, with old gold tall teathors and pink bonks, building n nest. Tho first page rontnlnod the following vorse, which Abraham Levy, counsol for tho defendant nnd his first wife, read: There's a bllw beyond all that tho minstrel hat told, Whou two that aro llnknl In ono lienienly tie. With hearts never changing and brows never cold. Lore on thro' all llli and lovu un till they dlo. On tho pago opposlto tho verso wcro tho names of Schtrmcr nnd Mrs. Schtrmcr No. 2 In wreaths of forgct-mo-nnts. Tho Rev. Brady E. Backus, rector of the Church of the Holy Apostles, after testifying that ho had married Sclilrmcr and Miss Russoll, hastened to add: "Your honor. It was the first tlmo that I wat ovor guilty of signing my namo to a certificate llko thnt. Tho young people choso It tliomeolves." Mnglstrato Pool held tho prisoner In $1,000 for trial. MRS. TRIPMAXSEE'S TJfO WILLS. The Wlitowfr Trying to Get the One In Ills Favor Sustained. Chancellor McQIU, Bitting ns Ordinary of the Prcrogatlvo Court, hoard argument yesterday In a pocullar will oaao which was taken to that Court on an appeal from a decision of tho Hud son county Orphans' Court, Tho appellant was Ernest Trlpmansco of 2S8 Sherman avonue, Jersey City. He Is n member of tho Beet known as Christian Israelites. Tho males novcr havo tholr hair cut, and all of them wear white rough beavor hats. A few years ago Trlp mansco married a widow reputed to be wealthy, who had a married daughter named Mrs. Die fenbach. Having no faith In bnnks Mrs. Trip niansoo kept hor woalth In a strong Iron box In the house, tho key of which sho guarded with groat care. The contents of the box wcro not known to anybody oxcept Mrs. Trlpmansco un til n short time beforo hor death, wbon she con fided to her husband ana daughter thnt It con tained 910,000 in notes and $12,000 in securi ties and cash. Ono night, when Mrs. Trlpman sco soemed to be dying, her husband, ns ho al logos, was induced to go for a doctor. Whan bo roturnod his wife told him that sho had been persuaded to sign a will leaving tho box and Its contents to hor daughter. Mrs. Dlefcnbacb. Tripmansee had another will prepared, making hlui his wlfo's solo legatee and sho signed that also. Sho died a short tlmo afterward. After she was burled Trlpmansco. who had obtalnod fossestlon of the koy, examined the contents of ho box and discoverod, as ho nllcgcs, tbat $0,000 bad been taken out of It, presumably on the night thnt ho wentout in search of a doctor. Tho two wills wero offered for probato In the Orphans' Court. After a hearing Judgo Hilda- Eoth sustained tho document which made Mn. ilrfenbach tho logatcc, and tho hearing ester day wns on an appeal from that decision. Chan cellor McGlll rescrvod decision. LUXCIIEOX FOR COLONIAL DAMES. Metnbera or the flrlaittnl Hoclrfy Kntertalnetf by Mra. Aattiaulel I McCreadj. Mrs. Nathaniel L. McCready of 4 East Seventy-fifth street gavo n luncheon party yester day for tho members of tho Origlnnl Society of Colonial Dames. Sixty-four guosts woro pros cnt, and these were seated at eight tables, each prottlly decorated tn a distinctive color. Over tho mnntcl. In handsomely wrought lcttors, was tho society's motto: " Colere Colontarum Qlo riant." Among thoso present wero Mrs, Ed wnrd Klnpr, Mrs. I. T. Burden, Mrs. James A. Burden, Mrs. Bcrrymnn, Mrs. James Gerard, Mra. WlnthroD Grny, Mrs. Frcderio Sheridan, Mrs. Evans, Mrs.Chnrles S. Aborcromble, Mrs. Duncan Pell, Mrs, Waller Suydnm, Mrs. Alex ander Webb, Mrs. Robert L. Clarkson, Mrs. A. A. Low. Mrs. T. V. Ward, Mrs. Talbot Taylor, Mrs. John Alexandre, Mrs. .Morris, Mrs. Pea body. Mrs. Ducr. Mrs. Vnndcrpool, Mrs. Louis Dolatleld, Mrs. Samuel Borrow o. Mrs. Hallett Borrowe. Mrs. Duval, Mrs. lloudlnot Colt, Mrs. Schmidt, and Mrs. John Vinton Dahlgren. MARINE JXTELLIQEXOE. msuTcnK Aisjsic-this nir. Sunrises.... 7 00 Sunsets.. S 22 Moon sets.. 68 Ulan WAThn this pat. Bandy Hook. B 41 1 Gov.Ial'd. 0 13 Hell date., a 00 Arrived Tiicnsoar, Feb. 3. Si HaTel. Christopher? Ilremon Jan. 25, Southamp ton and Cherbourg 20th. Ss l'alatla. Karlor. Hamburg. Sri Mexico, UynrblilH, Unana. h lluenos Ayrean, McAilum, Ulasgow. Ss Muttcart, Hrima, Ilrmnen. Ei Arkiulla, I.lnil. St. JonlH. Si Alps, Long, Snvantlla. Sh Slerrlmac. Hvrnc, Swansea. Sa Douglas, hrlcknou, MoutL-no Hay. l'or later arrivals soo First l'age. AHRIVED OCT. Si Lalin, from Xevr York, at Ilremen. Si Matiaehusetti, from Now York, at London. Ss August" Vlotorla, from Sen York, at Madeira. frl l'( mlft, from New York, at llumburtr. Pi No leinbre, from New York, nt Hllboa. P i St Cuthbert, from New York, at Antwarp. Si Spartan l'rluco, from New York, nt Naples. Si, U.iilt lie, from Now York, at Marseilles. Si Henri Keith, from Now York, nt Ymulden. si Fiierst HUmnrek, from New York, nt Genoa. Si Queen Christina, from New York, at Sourabaya. Ss Veira. from Now York, at Trlrite. Dark Ulanco, from Now York, at Adelaide. TASSRD. Ss Mannheim, from New York for Flushing, pautd rortlaml Hill. Ss Foreland, from Now York for Hamburg, pined 1'raulo Point. fi.ur.cn from rontiov torts. Si Saale, from Southampton for New York. Si Ilrltannlc, from Queenstown for New Yurk. Si i ul la, from Genoa for New York. Si Poerese, from Ulrgontl Tor New York. SAILED FROM DOMLSriC rORTS. 8i Fl Sud from New Orloani for New York. OL'TUOINO STEAMSHIPS. Sail To-Dav. Uallt Clou. Venn S.1V1. Froqtiofi, Charleiton lion I1 M Rio Qrandr, llrunsnlvk 3 00 V M Salt TO'Sfomnn. LaTlretairne, Harro 7 00 A M innn A M Auranla. I.uerpool .. . in on AM 1 on 1' M KalerWllholmII., Uenoa.. H (id A M 10 00 A M Olidam, Rotterdam H nil A l 1000 AM Hekls. Chrlatlaiisaml . ..11 00 A M 1 00 1' M Mlnni'wiu.k.1. l.oiilnn 0 00 A M Tartar Prince, Arores Alexandra, London (lallleo. Hull Altai, Klnmton in on am isiiiim AIps.Hovtl 1000 AM 1200 M VlBllanrla, Havana 10 MO A M 1 Oil I' M I'rTni F llendrlk, Jlu tl.. lo.lii A M 1 00 I M Ilurron, I'eriiamlineii. . .11 00 AM 1 00 P M Arkndla, I'orio Itleo ..11 no A l 1 no Jt Irrawndily, llrennda ...1200 Jt a no 1 JI OrlKon, l'arn 1 00 1' M 8 00 1' M Fl hoi, New nrli-ni n no v si Creole, New Orleans B00,PJt Leona, (lahestou SOO I'M .Sod Tursilau. ftb H. Havel, Ilremen. . .. 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Gibraltar Jan 27 Menantlo Snansra Jau 2ft Galileo St Lucia Jan 31 Nueces Galveston ,Kib 2 KIBud New Orleans Feb 3 Jtue ItViinridiii, Feb. 0. Jlegantle I.lterpool ,,.....,. Jan 97 Yucatan , Havana, , ,.Feb 6 llosamorran hi. Lucia Feb 1 Capua .Hamburg ,, Jan to HaaSHBiaaawi4(siaaslissssltsssaBM HER LAWYER LOCKED OUT. j CASE WENT TO THE JfURT WXT1X X& 4 DEFENCE AT ALL. Then, When Counael Did (let Rack ta the. fi Courtroom After the Ilrrorder'a Chars f sml Hot a Word In, Ills Client PleadeU 1- llulltr Hero re lie Could de Much far Her. , Magglo Howard was on trial yestorday In the . Ooncral Sessions for atcallnc a watch and chain from a man. Hugh Colomau was her counsel. Ito had all tho witnesses excluded from the courtroom until they were called. When allot , tho witnesses for tho prosecution had testified 2 Capt. Colcmnii left tho courtroom to consult J with tho witnesses for Iho defenco, who were j) wnttlnirln tho hall. Mr. Hcnncssy remarked to ' tho Itecorder thai that was an unusual proceed- j Inc. I "And does the State resit" asked the Bt- I corder. I "Our case Is all ln,"antworod Mr. Honnessy, Itecorder (loft thon asked If thero ware any i more witnesses to testify. No one answered, ' the defendant's counsel being In the hall. J "You may bo on and nddross the jury, Mr. 3 Hcnncssy," remarked tho Itecorder. I "I will submit tho case on your Honor's f chartre," replied the Assistant District Attorney f Itecorder Ooff then began his charge to tht, ft Jury. It Is customary to lock all tho doors of " tho courtroom whllo tho Judgo Is charging tho "J jury, nnd tn this caso there was no excoptlon to f the rule. Lawyer Coleman ondod tho consult- Jf tton ho was having with his witnesses in tho 1; halt and attempted to get back Into the court- room, but tho men guarding tho doors refused - j' to unlock them. Capt. Coleman protostod In n vigorous language. Thon ho threatened lobar $ all tho officers removed. Finally he ploadod and begged for permission to got back to hi client, , Ho could hear the Hocorder's remarks to the ' jury, but he could not soo the Itecorder without ) climbing up on a chair and looking through the 2' transom Into the courtroom. Whon tbo Be- A corder had finished his charge to tho Jury tho S- courtroom doors wero thrown open and Capt, " Coleman rushed In. - " What's tho mattor I" he oxclnlmed. "Why, your Honor, I haven't opened my case yet." J "Mr. Coloman." began tho Recorder, "have g- you any request to mako to be lncludod In my $6 charge to the Jury I" if "If you please, your Honor, I was out In the ,fi hall," said counsel, "and I haven't bad a K obance " St "That will do," remarked tho Reoorder; " tho J; Jury will please retire." ' Lnwyer Coleman went on plcndlner for hie 5i client. Hoiordor Goff finally called tbe jury ft back, saying: i "1 don't wnnt to tako advantage of any mis- .- takes mado here, and I will glvo tho defondnnt an opportunity to introduce any witnesses ho 1 may have," , , , Lawyer Coleman called a witness, but the do- 8 fondant stood up and said: e " Your Honor, I wish to plead guilty to petit 1 larceny." 3 " I will accept that plea," said tho Itocorder, J "for I see tho Grand Jury coming Into court. je I will remand you to tho Tombs and sentortoo -f you on Monday." The prisoner was led away, but Capt. Coleman ,' still went on to nrguo thnt sentence should bo fiasscd Immediately. Tho Itecorder Unally out fi ilm off by saying: '5 "Capt. Coleman, your client Is over In tho a Tombs." , f SUE CALLED THE LAWYER A PUP. i Judgment Debtor Allows a Lawyer to Discover 2 Tbat Sho Mates lllm. 8 Mrs. Cella Piquero, whoso sister was the first wife of Andrew Jeffreys Garvey, the Tweed vl plastcror, was examined In tho City Court yes- -jj terday In an effort of Dr. James F. McKernon to ij: collect a Judgment for $188.11) against her. Sho Jf. testified that sho lives at the Audubon, at Thirty-ninth streot and Broadway, paying 87 a j wook for her room and taking her meals out. ' Until tho death of Gnrvey, about six months & ago. nhe had received an nllowanoo of $80 a, ' month from him, under an ogreoment mado , twenty years ago. Sho had acted ns bis real 4 estate agent in this city, and has a claim of g $7,1)00 against his estate. She was not pro- Ji.' vided for In his will. Her husband, who died ft- several years ago, had n largo estalo in Cuba, fr but sho had received nothing out ot it. ol Wlillo being examined by Lawyer J. F. For- JS rcstcr, attorney for the judgment croditor, tho '"K witness called tho lawyer n "pup" and a "kid," f said he was " f rosh," and stated that she bated iX him. JjS At the conclusion of the examination Justice J; Olcott appointed Fredorick A. Ware receiver of 'i1 her property. & The St. Lawrence Ice Bridge, Quebec, Feb. 3. The severity of tbo winter ft; In this district may bo judgod by the fact that 4f the face of Montmorency Falls Is a solid wall of U Ico, whllo tho ico. brldgo over tho north channel of the St. Lawronco Is froien from tho city down IS to tho very foot of tho Islo of Orleans, within a rl fow miles of salt water. Generally tho lowest 3 place at which tho river can bo crossed on tho ice to tho Island from tho north shore Is IAngo . Gardlen. At present thero Is an oxcollont Ico brldgo opposlto Sto. Anno do Hoauprfi. Old ?, resldontsof (ho place stato tbat it Is nearly sixty 'h years since such an Ico brldgo formed at that '.;. point. K gallgtUC.gff jRonttfi. 1 Pearls and nil hlnda or Creeloue Stanee, af im the best qualltr only. Prices low as any where, nero or abroaa. W UOWAI1D ft CO., 204 Fifth avenue. New York. M DorfllitKera American Cut aiass. v&l This u eek clearance solo of 'Mt TOILKT IIOTTLES. M Single and odd bottles at half prlee. i No. 01S nroadway and No. !a Murray St., N. T. fk Mra. Y imlow Soothing Syrup for children -A teethlnc, inrtens the Riinia, reduces Inflammation, al- jt lays pain, cures wind cullc, dtarrhioa. 2&c. a bottle. &?' Z3iaix. h COPLa.XII.-At Montclalr, N. J on Feb. t, 1808, Ji after a long Illness, Ada M., wife of George Vfor- 'ij' tor Copland and dauqhter of the lateC. C, Dedelt. it Funeral from hur late reildonco. 133 Oheitnutst., x' Montclalr, Friday, Fab, 4, 180S, at 8:80 P.M. fcj Carriages will meet tbe 2:10 train from foot of aT Barclay it. Interment private. V H1IWIDHV,-At Mutralo, N. Y on Feb. 9, 1808, 1 Iter. Jacob Frciblnan, I), II. f JOMCS.-On YVednesday, Feb. S, 1808, at 1R8 Perm ' at., Ilrooklyn, N. Y., Elltabetb, beloved wife of William M, Jonei. 4 Notleo of funeral hereafter. I POW Kit. -Departed this life after a long Illness, f John Power, at his residence, 933 Eail 98th st, . A aoletnn reiulem mass will be celebrated at 8t J Stephen' Church, on East 8Hth st, Saturday, Feb. , 0, at 10 A. II. STA.lIJII.i:il. On Thuriday, Feb. 8, 1808, Eveline J, Stammlor, wlto of Charles E. Btammler, at. 15., and daughter ot tho late William Thomas White, M. D., of New York city. Funeral on Saturday, Keli. 6, at 9 o'clock, from II f llleecker it., llrookl u. VfOOIillltlliUI!. On Wednesday morning, Feb. t, I In the 7UIU year of ills aife, of Brlgot's dlaeue, 1 Alfred Woodbrldite Funeral at Aseemlon Church, 10th st. and Btbav., Friday morning, Feb. 4, at 9:30 o'clock. i glnv gubUratioiw. I TO-MORROW. I Saturday Review of Books and Art j The New York Times. j FEATURES FOR SATURDAY, FEB, 5. VIC'TOlt lll-OO'BI.BTTKIIB.- Second Series. Pas- i line" from advance sheets specially lecored for the 11EVIEW OF UOOHH AND ABT. Ollliiv, .1KIT l.itTTHIls About lllm and Ills 1 Wife, written at tbe Time ot Ills Marriage. ' AltlllUlt lOUMi'A AUTnillOUIIArlir, Rt- ' markalile Hook by a Itemarkable Han, published j buyranattir hli death. Jjl cira vtius" AtlAIV.-nooki of Rafareae ea tliaTlmeof Nero F.i plained aud Eitlmated, Jp Cllll.ltllliV HOOKS. Some furiner views of ? them and several nt w lilts, I'.lllis llll: A.lMiW. Mm. Sherwood's Item!- . nlscence of the City Ilefore the Eiffel Tower Was ) num. i AI'TUOltH AT IIOMK. XVI. Laurence Hutton la ( Writ Thirty fourth st. V roilKII. I.KrTEIH. One from London by WU- ! lUm L. Aldrn; another from Vlenua. 3 AI'IH'HOV-HlsOld Age Spent In This City. Ills ; Death Herein ISM. f noons MOUTH URIH(i ai;aiv, III, Caro- -,u Hue Fox's" Memoirs of Old Friends," L'arlyle, Mill j and Hlerllog. ' THE NEW YORK TIMES. "All the A.m. That'll Fit to Print." i OLI HOOKB, msx exists, lit editions, posters, book 1 plates. F1U.TT, 101 etaav, i -(ft r I