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I THE SPN,' TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1J.9&
I STAGE NOVELTIES' SCARCE. I A MOSDAT NZOMZT THAT PJtODPCaTJJ I OSLT OSB SSVT DRAMA. Hon TThytart's Rrriuismit of Watts rbllllPP' "Cumllla'a Husband" Say ml Vaudejllle Faroe! Brought Out XneWlnUrSeaaon's Start nt as MuiloIInJl. Ins theatrical week began 'with onlr one new drama, and even that was rearrangement of old malarial. " Vagabondta," produced at tho Harlem Opera House last night, was Buss TYhytal'a effort to Improve Watts Phll llpps's original flotlon In " Camilla's Hus band." Far mors than he had dons to It was (needed to recommend It to Hew York au dience In these days of advanced stage araft Bs left It as he had found It, one of those fortuitous pieces whloh uied to pass for clever composition, but -ibleh doopIs of any culture now discriminate aa-alnat. It failed to make much Impression of ny kind upon the Harlem assemblage. The linguae? of It, though turgid and redundant, as Quito correct, with rounded periods of faultlessly srllabled blank vorso. and so Its llterarr respoctabllltr was too high to be lightly flouted. But nobody could beoomo In terested In the lady who went forth to seek an emergency husband, and found one In a vagabond artist, after the man ner of "Don Ctosar de Bazan" and other half-forgotten plays. Thero was none of the uncertainty or surprise now do minded In theatrical stories and hardly any of the suspense. It was easy for even those i-ho had never seen or heard of "A Midnight Marriage " or any other adapta tion of "Camilla's Husband," to keep about ten minutes ahead of the ao tlon. Evory incident was Inevitable. It was acertalnty when the hero promised to never its his brlda again till she sent for him that the would do so; when she was lmperlllod In a storm-tossed boat that he would rescue her at tho peril of his life, and when they were separated again by mutual pride that love would brine ths consummation of their wedlock. Tho only Issue not dearly foreseen was tho fato of tho young girl wanderer, whose hoart was trampled unoonsolously by the horo. There was never torn minute any good reason to expect any thing but disappointment for her. But there was n possibility that she might die of grief, or do something about It. 8ho did not. , Mr. Whytal had shortened the play by halt an hoar, reduced Its scones to one for each of the first throe acts and touched tho passages of low oomedy with colloquialism. Those were improvements. But lie had not limbered the serious language at all. It was as stiff and conventional as ever. However, he nd lire. Whytal spoko It bravely as the husband and wife whose courtship fol lowed their wedding. They were grace ful In mannors. too. and bora them lelves with a distinguished air. They are proflolont aotors. with good natural gifts. But ther are wasting themselves In a vain endeavor to launch an obsolete Htyla of Orama upon the nowly swollen stream of romanticism. The performance waa not at tanlt materially. A The company was not very brilliant, nor H yet very dull. The mounting was fresh itnd pood in oostumes and scenery. Care and tnsto had been bestowed upon the preparations within the limits of reasonable cost. But tho audience roieoted. politely, yet pointedly, a new drama whloh had been made out of such bygone material without working It over thoroughly In accord ance with modern methods and mod ern demands. The venture revealed one thing, however, and that was the source of the last act of " Heart'seaae." which Henry Miller has been using. That and the fourth act of Vintts riillllpps's work are substantially the eame. Two pieces were new at Keith's yesterday. One was dovtsed,to Introduce a former Cv Trime to vaudeville, and waa modestly described as a rural sketch, with no title. It had a female book agent, oomely and sharp wltted, opposed to the familiar old rustlo who was bo amusing an assistant to Denman Thompson in "The Old Homestead." Sho sought his subscription to a history of his neighborhood, and r! o iiadiher camera along to take his portrait to accompany her article about him In the book. Adroit leads by the woman and dryly humorous parries by the farmer led up to the point where she urged him to seize his opportunity. Her meaning was plain, and be seized her about the waist. At that moment her foot touched the rubber bulb connecting with the camera, and with this plo ture secured her price went up. Brnmatlo license permitted a finished proof of the neg ative to clinch her demand. Then the farmer drew the sum from a woollen stocking, and the book agent tripped away. Though the farmer was outwitted ho was not a dunce, and his good humor made the persecutor merolyhls fell. The sketch rose to originality, how ever, only at the moment the curtain fell. IVlth the woman gone and tho ploture In his I possession, the old fellow put the proof In the I now empty stocking, weighted It. walked to the well, and, without speaking, dropped the ol- fl denoo to the bottom. Fllson and iJrrol were the others who had new material. They are confirmed wranglers, formerly without other excuse of plot than lies in married Infelicity. This time there was a husband given to drink and a wife awaiting his homecoming long after midnight He ap peared tlp-y despite his efforts to seem sober. After telling that he meant to get into the house without arousing -his spouse, he broke out In a capital drinking song. Then he grew cautious again, and ths wits pretended to be drunk. The woman was jubilantly devilish. The man was as Indignant as his drunken brain would permit him to be. Witticisms that brought laughter from the audience were thick. In the end, of course, for the plan was trite, the husband was repentant. True to the beaten track, too. he had the last words after he had promised that he would never corns home drunk again. They were to the effect that he would stay out all night until he had sobered. The author was unnamed, but a sketch written and used by Charles J. Boss was recalled. The winter season began last night at Roster 4 Bial's, and among the new showing of spe cialties were two that were striking because of novel acrobatics. The first batch of tumblers were birds trained by Mile. Marzella. Alto gether thero were nearly a hundred ot them In eight, and the shiny metal paraphernalia for their exercises flllod the stage. There were an Eiffel tower 10 feet high, a Ferris wheel 4 feet In diameter, and a variety of elaborate stand ards and whirligigs. Nearly all those had their complement of birds when the curtain lifted, and those not then In use. with many others that were brought forward, afterward had the birds' attention. Cockatoos, brilliantly colored paroauets, pigeons and two big crows were the sorts In the collection. Pigeons were thrown Into tho air over tho au dience, to return to their tralner'shand. Other pigeons were released from the centre of tho muelo hall and, after circling a moment In indecision, flew to their placo ot confine ment on the stage. Oookatoos waltzed rap Idly and with little urging, that turned somcr isults and rolled over sldowlse. Between the tpells of extraordinary turning another cockatoo in the capacity of clown oleared tho table on whloh the birds performed of so rauoh ot the apparatua as he could lift with his beak. Brit ot all the tumblers. In the trainer's opin ion, wai a cockatoo that turned somer sault baokward, preparing for and recov ering from each one with a comical ap pearance of ruflled dignity. But from tho onlooker's standpoint the best of the leathered circus performers were the crows. As their time for action came thoy fluttered ex citedly in their cage, as If eager to begin. Ite leaaed, thoy commenced jumping from a series oi parallel stands. Hoops wero llxed for them o Jump through, these were replaced by hoops covered with papor, through which tho birds Plunged, and, llnally. the black creatures flew to and fro through elrclos of blazing lire. jibe unfamiliar human acrobats wcro a boy who weighed not more than a hundred. poundB and six men. The indignities that the lad boro were of a piece with those experienced by the soiemn-vitaged youth who was one of the Uairgs, His brawny companions faced him piling, and bore him aloft to bo passed about without any regard to his comfort or even lilj bonei. All in a row, oich man Mught and held the tittle fellow In his hands at arm a length and passed him on, Then for his supporters there waa a new grip to complicate matters, Two men would be baok to back, oaesfeeton the iloor the othor's straight iu ' air. On the upturned soles was the lad, to J; .turned twice In air or sunt on to another pnlrof moo similarly disposed. At such moments there were always at least two "en who were unocoupled, but so Intent on J!"" might happen to the youngster that -VJ!V no llme 'or smiling. Twice their J watchfulness was rewnided by slight i. J'lp. but further evolutions were resumed I ) at oaie. The bill's concluding number, L P. - "ring ballet" that has been seen liore. Its performances both In light and behind the 5S??." woreso woll-timert that t lere wereno awkward hitches, nnd to the grace of tho S7.f n'U.H.I .".TOW .were, added handsome costumos and richly colored lights. TAN DTOK AS SIBOXUND. The Great TTagnerlan Tenor Sings the Role for the First Time Here. "Die Walkuero" was repeated last night at tho Metropolitan Opera House. Ernst Ynn Dyck made his first appearance aa Megmund. In othor particulars tho performance waa un changed from that glvon last week. The house was fairly large, but in view of the fact that Emma Eames. Lillian Kordloa nnd M. Van Dyck, three of the stars In tho company, sang togethor. the size of the gathering was not as great as might have beou vpectod. The lntorest of the auulence was naturally oentred on the new Siromund. M. Van Dyok Is one ot tho great Wagnerian tenors of Europe, and as tho hero ot " Die Walkuero " ho has won some of his groatost triumphs. This could bo understood In a monsure last night. As an af tor, M. Van T)yok . Is a rarely accom plished artist. He adds the value of Intelli gence, authority and experience to every ?oono In which he appears. His presence on he stago, gives tho.soene the certainty that comoa from well-conceived Ideas nnd tho abil ity to express them graphically. But as a singer M, Van Dyck must stand on a lower piano. His voloe last night was deficient, ns everlnresonnncoand beauty. Tho tempo at whloh he sang the tiprlng song In the first not was quite at variance with former tradi tions in the Metropolitan. His theory of the number Is best suited, however, to his present powers and makes It quite unnecessary to sus tain the tone. Emma Eames'a Sinllnde is the best of her Wagnerian repertoire. In notion and singing It is vastly superior to her Eliiabtttt, She was even better last night than when she sang bo fore. Anton Van Itooy was ncaln a superb JVofon. IMme. Kordlca's Itrurmhihlc Is still far below the standard she has set for herself In other Wagner operas. Ilerr Bchalk conducted with greater spirit than' ho did on Friday In Siegfried." but thoro wore mnmontt In which his mualolanshlp old not compensate for tho lack ot other qualities. MATOR QUIXCT UPBOLDS TUB FLAO. "VTe Mnst Keep Our New Foiieiiloni Now That TTo Ilave Them, Ue Says. Boston. Deo. 10. At the banquet ot the Young Men's Democratlo Club to-night the subject of "Imperialism" was discussed. The prlnolpal speakors wore Congressmen elect Thayer and Nnphon. Charlos 6. Hamlin, John W. Corcoran. Patrick A. Collins and Mayor Qulncy. Otthese. Messrs. Collins, Corcoran and Naphen were flatly opposed to expnnslon. Mr. Thayer wasorery cautious In making his posi tion known, while Mr. Hamlin and Mayor Qulncy believed In upholding tho flag and in maintaining control of the new possessions. Mayor Qulnoy's speech was ths feature of the banquet, and the keynote of his whole address Is contained In the following words: "Tho same stern law of necessity whloh compelled usas a measured wnrto strike Spain through our navy in ths so distant Islands of ths PaolQc. now compols us as a measure of peace and of diplomacy to ratify the treaty which the Executive of this country has negotiated. Bome may regard It asamlstortune that we have acquired these distant possessions, and that we have assumed the responsibility ot dispos ing of thufuturo of eight million Asiatics, If not of actually governing them : but tho fortune or war has thrown this responsibility upon us, and after the battle ot Manila wo could not honorably hand back these people to the rule ot Spain. "lor good or for evil wo have upset suoh government as they possess, and by so doing we have assumed ths liability to give them Something better in place of It. 1 believe that ho sound: Instlnot ot the American people In favor of meeting the duties which we havo assumed, whether wisely or unwisely. Is more to be trusted than the arguments of political philosophers. Wo may not, indeed, be called upon to oonquer and administer those Islands over whloh the Spanish domina tion was nothing but a name, but as far as Spanish administration actually extended we are bound to replace it with American govern ment of some sort or other." At the meeting before the banquet H. W. Lamb was re-elooted President of tho club. MRS. ROSS'S APPEAL. She Ie Still Prosecuting Her Bolt to Obtain the Kins Millions. Providence. It. I., Deo. 10. Ths Boss-Sing case was again discussed for a few minutes be fdre Chief Justloe Matteson and Justices Btlness and Tllltnghast In the Appellate Court this morning. Ex-Congressman Hemphill of South Carolina represented Mrs. Boss. The discussion was over a motion to set a date for hearing the appeal ot Mrs. Boss from tho decision of the Probate Court of Newport. The court decided to postpone the considera tion ot the case until tho mandate In the suit arrivos from the Supreme Court In Washington. If tho mandate is as It Is reported to be by the heirs, Mrs. Boss will have no standing in the court. It was supposed that Mrs. Boss had been complotely defeated in her contest for the King millions, but It would appear from tho vigor with which the various ramifications of her suit are proseoutsd that she Is still full ot fight. $ao,ooo fire is BAzmrnrarzzjx. Paper Mill! Floor 31111, and New Process Rawhide Works Burued. Btbacube, Dec. 10. A Are early this morning destroyed the Eenyon Paper Mlll.the New Proc ess Bawhlde Works, and the O. H. & A. T. Hotallng Flour Mill at Baldwlnsvllle, leased by Hotallng & Heffron. The loss is about $60,000. The buildings occupied by ths Eenyon Paper Company and tho New Process Bawhlde Com pany were owned by J. 0. Kenyonof this city and valued at $10,000. They are Insured for tho full amount. ..... Mr. Hotallng estimates his loss on building and stock at $18,000. and says that he Is fully Insured. The Kenyon Paper Company's loss Is about $25,000 and that of the Bawhlde Com pany about the same figure. The buildings were in the manufacturing oontreof tho vil lage, on the Seneca Bivor. Several hundred operatives are thrown out ot work. irAOOTTANS ZJKBLT TO QO FREE. An Ohio Judge Says They Cannot Re Con victed of Child Stealing. Cleveland, 0 Deo. 10. Tho Mngowan ohlld.steallng cao was practically decided In favor of the Magowans this afternoon by Judge DIssette. Af tor the Judge had refused to abato the Indictment the attorneys for the defence filed a demurrer In eaoh case. They said that It was no crime for a mother to take possession of her own child. "Under tho statutes of Ohio a parent cannot be convicted of stoallng his own child." said Judge Dtssetto during ths hearing of tho de murrer. "The only recourse whloh one parent has against another Is In the civil courts.1' Judge DIssette said that if Mrs. Maeownn worn liore and would testify that she is tho mother of the child, that would end the case. Tho Mngownns were not In court when the child-stealing case was called. Itrltlili Joint Illsh Coinmliiloners Give a Dinner to the American Members. WAsniNQTON. Dec. If). The Joint nigh Com mission to-day adjourned to reassemble here in Thursday, .Tan. fi. This evening -the British members gave a dinner In the banquot hall ot the Shoreham Hotel to the American mombers of the com mission and others prominent In political and eoolal life ot Washlnston who havo entertulned thorn during their stny here. , The guests, In addition to the American members Senntors Fairbanks nnd fnulkner, and Messrs. Foster, Kasson nnd Coolldgii In cluded Secretary liny, Hpenker Heed, Justice Brown and Sir Julian Pauncefoto, tho British Ambassador ,..,. , ... Toasts were proposed to the Queen and tho President, nnd short speeches were mado by Iord Herschell. Senator Fairbanks and Sir Wilfrid Laurior. Orand Trunk Telegrapher! Win Recognition MoNTnEAt, Doc 10, The Ordor of Ballroad Telegraphers has wun its first point in ths fight with tho Grand Trunk Hallway, and all danger ot n striko Is off for the present. B. H. Reynolds, tho Chairman of tho Orlevnnce Committee, has received a letter from General Manager Huys limiting a con ference to soo whether a basin of agree ment ennnot Im re.ii'lieil. This means that tho company- has recognized the order of telegraphers and thut Mr Huys hm received his fiistructlotiH from tho London Board of Di rectors not to allow a strike, to Inicrfero with the growth ot trjfllo on the Orand Trunk. For Your Chrltlnias Iilnner Orders tupply of good old Kru" Ale. Jdt. fret imiiW "iucfv-"-'' -t, nne'U"- -A- -M - ' ,.juft ( -atj GRIP IS NOW EPIDEMIC. XXTB 3IILD OFFICIAL ANXOVXCB- snarx rt ran nEAhrn roard. Dliease Is Infectious and Contagious nnd Its Dnclllui Tiles Around In the Duit "Keep Warm, Dry and Clean" f Good General Rnle The Mortality Sllaht. A mild form ot grip Is epldemto Ux town. Deaths nro few ono or two a day but the phy sicians have thotr hands full. Tho year 1803 has been exceptionally free from malignant grip, and unless tho present epidemic bocomes much more sarlous within a day or two It Is not probablo that tho total number ot deaths from grip for tho year In New York will approach a hundred. In the last nine years tho Health Board has mado record of just 3,000 deaths from grip, and of thoso only CH were In the eleven months ot 1808. Here If the nealth Board's record: 'K. 'ft. 'It. 'U. 'H. 'ft. ). !.' U. Jn....I0 1 3H1 r. 71 34 111 10 0 rub.... oo o loit as iss is as a Mar.... 12 en r.Q 47 3D HI 17 114 IS April.,, a Mir sn an is 44 aa ni m May... i 139 is so 6 in a at 3 Jims.. 3 84 8003043 Julr... oeinaoiia Aug, ..0800 11100 Bcpt... 003)30 II 020 Out.. .040443320 NOV,.., 14 10 5(44813 Dee.... i i2ii a an 18 6 11 10 .. Totaln.SU 74 4B8 337 "l88 67 "lOl "lB 08 The Health Board Informally discussed the epldemto yesterday morning. Dr. John B. Oosby was In favor ot amondlng tho Banltary Code by Including lnfluonza with consumption, diphtheria, yellow fever, oholera and the othor diseases classed as " Infectious and contag ious," making It mandatory tor phyelolansto report oases ot grip to tho board. Dr. William T. Jonklns, while not denying that grip was In feotlous' and contagious, was not In favor ot officially lnoludlng It among the reportable dis eases. The board took no action In the matter. "Influenza Is nn Infectious and contagious dliease, duo to the influenza bacillus," said Dr. Cosby. "In cases of influenza or grip this organism Is present in all the secretions of the none, throat and bronqhlal tubes. The disease Is transmitted from person to person through tho taking In of these organisms, olther from direct contact or after the secretions have been dried and pulverized and Inhaled In the form of dust. Tho disease cannot bo produoed by any other cause than the Influenza oaolllus. There are many catarrhal affections ot the res piratory tract which are Improperly called grip, and the distinction between these and truo frlp Is extremely difficult, andoften impossible a the milder forma. Grip, however, Is a much more serious affection, produces much greater depression and Is followad by much more tedious convalescenco. The disease extends rapidly and afleote large numbers ot people, because ot the lack ot definite diagnosis and any attempt nt Isolation of patient, or disinfec tion ot discharges. An attack of grip produces temporary insusceptibility, as Is the case In most Infectious and oontaglous diaeases. so that when an epidemic has passed through a olty or over a country there is comparative freedom from the disease for a oertain period until the insusceptibility Is lost. Then, when infection Is again Introduced the disease takos airaln an epidemic, form." Keep dry. warm and clean," Is one physi cian's advice to those who would escape the grip and other diseases of the breathing organs. Persons who do not take ordinary care ot themselves must expect to have "colds" and worse things In this weather. Last week's death list shows that the number of deaths from pneumonia, bronchitis, con sumption and influenza was half again as largo as In the same weok last year, but atill It was less than In any week In the past two months. Two coses out ot the 103 treated at Hudson Street Hospital yesterday were casos of grip. No cases of grip have been treated at Gouver neur Hospital this winter. Bellevue has bad twenty-three cases of grip since Dec. 1. Of the patients two have died, five have been discharged and sixteen remain In tho hospital. Several employees of tho Insti tution, Including three olerks In tho superin tendent's office, are ill with the disease. There have been six oases of grip at Boose re It Hospital In tho last two days. RBESE OXTTIHa OTER TRB GRIP. Has Been Abed Five Daye New Convales centGen. Tracy tald Cp. A report was circulated In Wall street shortly before the market closed yesterday afternoon that James B. Eeene waa seriously ill with the grip. A Sun reporter called on Mr. Eeene at tho Waldorf last evening and found him In bod. Mr. Eeene said : "It's really very good of you to take the trouble to Inquire about mo. Yon can sea me lying hore and hear my voice, and can Judge for yourself If I'm In the last stages. I began to feel under tho weather about two weeks ago. I had no Idea It was the grip that had got hold ot me. and I took slmplo remedies for another ailment. Five days ago I was feeling so much worse that I conolud ed to give up dootorlng myself, go to bed and call a real doctor. I did so and he was not long In telling me that I had the grip, I did what I was told, remained In bed, and to-day I wan gratified to hear from my physician that the fover has subsided and that I may consider myself to be now In the con valescent stago. I expect. It nothing un foreseen happens, to be out and about In two or three days. I am a little uncomfortable at present from an attack of neuralgia an old enemy of mine which has settled In my head and eyes. If It weren't for that I'd feel first rate." Oen. Benjamin F. Traoyis also 111 with the grip at the Waldorf-Astoria and has bean oon fined to his bod tor two days. His physicians say they do not consider him seriously sick. TAZB HAS TUB ORJP. Four Tlnndred Students and Fifty Profeiiors Reported on the Sick Lilt. New Have:. Deo. 10. It Is estimated that tour hundred Vale students and fifty profes sors have the grip. The ailment has appeared hero In a mild form, and few complications ac company It. Only tho severe cases are being treated at the college infirmary, which Is filled with the patients. The epidemic lias mado trouble In tho college In another way, for this Is the fortnight of the semi-annual examinations, and the grip suffer ers will bo seriously handicapped In their studies by their failure to be present at the ex aminations. It is estimated that thoro are several thou sand cases ot grip In the city, lnoludlng thirty physicians. ORJr BPIDEMIO JTW BCTXARETJI. Aggravated In character and Whole Fami lies Are Stricken. Elizabeth, N. J.. Deo. 10. There Is an epl domlo of the grip In this olty. The physicians are kept busjnicht and day, and whole fami lies era prostrated with the disease. In a number of cases entire sets of clerks In stores are confined totholr homes, making It neces sary to employ Inoxperiencod help, Mnny schoolchildren aie 111 and a number of schools are short hnndea because ot the illness of teachers The dieensn Is said to appear In an unusually aggravated form, and does not yield as readily to treatment as during the epidemics of former years. Illtliop McDonnell III. Bishop McDonnell of the Brooklyn O&thollo diocese has been laid up with asevero cold for several days and has boon obliged In conse quence to cancel somelmportantengagements. It was said at tho Episcopal resldenco last night that the lllshnii was on tho mend and would probably ba nblo to go out before tho close of the week. Aduilrnl Sibley Convaleicent. Admiral Schley, who has been 111 with the grip at tho Kensington, Fifth avenue and Fif teenth strcot, for a weok past, was able to leave the house yesterday, He took soeral short walks, and said that ho felt much better for the exercise, He will leave tho city to-morrow. JOTTIXOS ABOUT TOWS. The llritlab ilrimihlp Krnnrtt, which ulled on SumW fr Olmuuw, return d yraterdVy morning vrltnncreccenlnciideianL't'd.iiiilaiichori.dmttiDbir, A Inclement of absolute divorce wis granted y. terdiy by Juitlre Stmer lu LiUlo DU1 from Siniucl ihl. Justice Htcrliu annulled the inarms of Tbaudora V. Karp and Churlca II. Karp. The Hon. Klmou Wolf ot Waiblngton will dclttera lecture this orinnir lu Temple ttudtpli Hliulura, ' Lolnxtoii avenue and Hlity-tliird ilreet. III cub Kit will bo "What uru ur dutlia as cltiziniand aa Jewif" Tin-odor Iicllbron, in euglneer at different timet on tbi acbl Vim"ia and Ilnc'iturr and (Juv cnimtnt Impreior of bolkni on Linir Iilind, baa (ten dlrectrd by JuHkr Lawrence et iLxhupreiue Court to pay hl wife Miry 17 a win. and 176 coun clfrelniu ntlon lio Dm brought asaliint her for abiolute divert i. Hho nuke a tountir claim for abanUeuiuoat. JilSNBR TO JTVDQB FITZaliltAt,t. Friendly Sons et tit. Pntrlok the Hoets Col, Tames Tells n Story, The Society ot the Friendly Sons oi St. Patrick gave adlnnor last night nt Dolmonloo'a In honor of Judgo James Fltzgoratd ot the Court of General Bosslons, who will become a Justice ot, the Supreme Court on Jan, 1 by virtue ot his election last Novomber. Justice Morgan J. O'Brien, President of tho aooloty, proslded, and at his right sat the guest of the evening. At his loft sat the Presiding Justice, ot the Supreme Court, Juatlco Van Brunt Others at tho tablo wore: Supremo Court Justices Lawronco, Pryor, Dugro, Bcoit, Freedmnn. Bookstnver, Smyth, Doekman. Cohon. Qlldorsloove and McAdnm, Judgo Cow ing ot tho Court of General ScssIodb, Richard Crokernnd Fathor J. J. Dougherty. Others pres- sontwore: J. D. Crlmmlns, Bobert B. Roosovolt, Isaac Bell Bronnan. De Lancoy NIcoll, Thomas P. Byan, Porry Bolmont, John Whalen, Justlco EdearL. Fursman of Troy, Thomas B.Brennan, Vernon M. Davis. Oeorgo Gordon Battle, Bartow 8. Weeks. Beeorder Qoff. W. J, i 1'ransloll, Bernard J. York nnd Col. E.G. James. There were no set toasts. Justice O'Brien mndo a short speech euloslstlo of Judgo Fitz gerald, nnd In reply the latter expressed his grntltudo to the Democratlo party for his nomination and to all those who had worked for his election. Beferrlng to Irlahmen in America, he said: "The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick have much to be thankful for and for nothing mora than for the land In which theyllvo. It Is a land to llvo for. aland todlo for and a land to long for when abroad." JOreat apnlauso.J Justice Van Brunt, Judge Cowing and Col E. 0. James were the other speaker. Col. James had fun with Judges In general, and kept the diners fairly, roaring with Inuichter. 'There are many kinds of Judges," said ho. "There Is the judge who knows more about your cose than you do yourself. Then there is the urbane Judge. A clerk In my office had a recent experience with one ot these urbnno Judges. The clerk Is a graduate ot the law school at Cambridge, belongs tooneot the oldest families In New England, and Is altogetherthe hlgh-tonedest clerk I ever had In my ofOoe. He went before a Judge over near the City Hall I won't say what Judgo It was to opposo a certain motion, and when It came his turn he arose and said: '"If It may please tho Court, It seems tome this motion ought to bo denied.' ""Is dot zor exclaimed the Judge. Veil, It don't moke zo much dlflerenzo vhat It zeems to you. It's vhat It zeems to me, und It zooms to me It ought to be granted already yet.' " ' Well.' said the olerk. I take an nxoeptton.' " ' All rlghdt,' said this urbane Judge, 'dake dwo, und if dot vas not enough dake dree: und if dot don't zatlsfy you. go over und dace do CHtr Hall.' ,f Mingled with the shouts of laughter that greeted this story were orles of " Bchuchman I" Bohuohmanl" "SchuchmanI" ISSASB W03TAS OS A FEBRTROAT. Mrs. Mary Cox, Buffering from Religions Dementia, Bent to Rellevnn. A woman about 35 years old was put tn oharge of Policeman Hays ot the Leonard street station by the deckhands of a Desbros ses street ferryboat at 1:30 yesterday morning. Tho woman had begun to act strangely as soon as the boat pulled out ot the Jersey Olty slip. She ran back and forth through the women's cabin, alternately orylng and laughing and shouting In a shrill voice that " Walter Voor hees was dead." and offering up prayers for tho town of Somervllle. N. J., where she says Voor hees died, Hor ravings became so pronounced that two of the deckhands trotted along behind her. be cause it was feared she would leap overboard. She tried to leave the cabin after a time and was seized at once. Bhe did not resist, but re cited in a monotone about the "Ills of the world" and the "glories of heaven " and the "happiness ever after." Sho was taken to the Leonard street station. On the way sho sang several hymns. Dr. Dodgo was summoned from the Hudson Street Hospital. Ho said that she was suffering from dementia. It had evidently been brought on by religious fervor. In a black silk reticule which ths woman left on a seat in tho cabin ot the f orryboat were a silver thimble without a top. a pocketbook nnd several manuscripts, Ono of ths latter was labelled "The Song That Has Never Been Sung." It reads in part: And VpttmhutT Is tn have the first tiding. And, John, I will (end yon the ions To show to the people around ) ou Of what the Lord hatb done. The manuscript reads that the Lord com manded that the poom be written. A lengthy dlsoourso on the Remunerative Employment of Women" is signed "Ezra Corlin, a pen name." It Is a rambling discourse about "tired faces" nnd "sweatshop systems" and "gar ments unmended because owners are too tired." At the station house the woman said sho was Kate Wood, '.H jenrs old. of 20 Maple street, Metuchen. N. J. Sho was sent to Belle vue Hospital, and there sho said sho was Ella Cox. Bhe was put in the ward for the insane. Sho is about 5 feet 7 Inches tall, with sharp features, dark eyes, and brown hair, and wore a purple skirt, black sacaue with astrakhan trimmings, and a brown hat with two gray bird's wings. Hho carried an astrakhan muff. About I) o'clock last cvenlnp a young man called at the hospital and asked to see tho woman. Ho told Dr. Bobortson that her real namo is Mrs. Mary Cox. and that sho lives In Now York. Further than the statement that Mrs. Cox Is his aunt, tho young man refused to reveal his Identity. He told the hospital author ities that he would return this morning and take tho woman away. BESATOR RRICK'S FVSBRAZ. The Body Viewed by 18,000 Persons . Lima Refore the Service!. Lima, 0., Deo. 10. Tho funeral of ex-Senator Calvin S. Brlee took placo here to-day. The pallbearers were all cltlzons of Lima and ad joining towns who had been connected with his political or financial affairs. A short procosslon, headed by a locomotive seven foot long, constructed of flowers and car ried on a platform wagon draped in black and white, escorted the remains to the Presbyte rian Church on West Market street, where the body lay lu state until noon. Fully 12.000 per sons vlowcd tho remains. A guard of honor on duty was from tho 180th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Tho services were conducted by the pastor, the Bev. It J. Thom son, assisted by the President of Oxford (Ohio) College, of which Senator Brlce was asraduate. Gov. Bushnell and his Btaff and well-known men from all parts ot the country were pres ent, A feature of the so rv Ices was a tenor solo, "The Lord 1b Mindful of His Own." The funeral procession was the longest ever witnessed hore. At tho vaultthe last ceremony was the sounding of "taps" by Borgt, Will Hughes ot the Second Ohio Volunteers. TJTTT.B MARRIES MISS 31' DO WELT Taken from iTnll to a Midnight Ceremony After the Hhaotlng Affair nt Tuoulavllle. LouiBVTixs. Ky.. Doc. 10. Freeman Little, who was shot by Boblnson McDowell because he refused to marry MoDowell's sister Kate, whom ho had betrayed, made amends to the girl soon after midnight last night. Finding that he would not bo otherwise released from jail he consented to make her his wife, and at midnight was driven from tho jail In oharge of two oflloers to the McDowoll home. The Bev. John Mason, lector ot St. Andrew's Church, performed the ceremony. Only the brldo a mother and the oflloers were present. The bride and bridegroom only nodded to each other and when the ceremony was ovor Little left tho house and went to a hotel. An ante-nuptial contract was signed !v which the bride renounced all rights to her husband's estate. REACIIED 103 ASD DIED., Aged Mrs. Tenney Failed Away While Reading; Retlde the Fire In Her Home. CoNoono, N. H., Deo. 10. Mrs. Lydln 0, Ten ney, who passed her 103d birthday on Doc. 8, died on Sunday at the homo of her son at Peno oook. While sitting besido the fire reading, sho fel back In her chair and passed away without a strugglo. Mrs. Tenney was a daughter of Davis and Sarah Craau of Bradford, Vt.. nnd was the last of a family of ten children. On Nov. 21, 18111, she waa married to Jounthnn Tennoy of Corln thln. Vt To them were born ten children, of whom only one survUeH, Mrs. Tenney had boon a member of the Con urecutlnnul Church since 1H1II, Up to the tlmo of her death she retained all her faculties to a remnrkublo degree. SYAKKS FROM TUC TELKdRAVll. A tiro which started In the plint of the Kciinou Paper Cumpuy at laldwinsllle, X. V., yesterday mumluK Uritroj rd property to the vulue of Iiou.ooo. Gov. UlacV ha appointed AlontoW heeler nr Ifier straw ai Ujunt) Jmluoof llncllind rounty. to uo teed AithurH. Turopklna. Mho nu elected to (;on gres at tint remit lection to sun eed II. P, Udell, Tim btate Hoard of OharltUs hss requested Attor. noy-OeDeral Uaurock to InsUtuti proceellnai avalnst the "Society u( the hew Voik Hospital," In New Vork clt, to require the iiuusa-crs tun oof tu permit an Inspection by the boards representatives of the bospltal maintained by thu society, and to make an annual report of Its fiutnrlil aud other eriratlons on the bunli fro Tided by the board. 71ST CAPTAINS ON TRIAL COVRT-MAnXIAT. REFVSEB TO DISMISS MAJOR SMITH'S CnAttQKB. Cenanre of Superior Officers In Violation of Paragraph 7, Article 1, of the Regula tions the Charge Capt, Rleeoker's Case Renrd Flrit Trial Goes On Te-Nlght. The court-martial ot Capt, Anthony J. Bleeckor ot Company G and Capt. William F. Meckn of Company I, Seventy-first Boglmont, which was authorized by Gov, Black and or dered by Major-Gen. Boe.beganlntha Seventy first Boglmont armory last night. Bo much of tho evening was taken up In arguments on the domurrers entered against the proceedings by Major Henry 8. Van Duzor, formor Judge Advocate ot the First Brigade nnd counsel for the accused officers, that at the ond of the con ference ot tho offlcord of tho court-martial, which resultod tn the overruling of tho de murrers, an adjournment was taken until 8:30 o'clook to-night, The court-martial was public and as many of the members of the regiment who could squeezo Into tho meeting room of the board ot officers, where It was held, were present. There were noveral women In the crowd, and almost all of the mombers ot tho compa nies of the defendants. The appearance ot Capts. Bleeckor and Moeks was the signal tor slight applause. They were In full uniform' as was Major Clinton II. Smith, who made the charges. As already told In TitB Son, these charges were based on tho nrtlole pub lished in Tub Bun nnd other newspapers on Nov. 20, whloh was signed by the Hocused Captains, nnd which purported to be a truo account of ths conduct of Major Smith, Col. Downs and Capt John U. Whlttlo during the battle ot San Juan Hill on July 1. In making this statement Major Smith charged that Capts. Bleeokcr and Meeks vio lated paragraph 7. Artlclo I., of the military regulations, whloh Is as follows: "Deliberations and discussions among mili tary men conveying censure toward others In the military service and all publications ot a personal nature relating to ofllolal transactions betweon military men are prohibited." The members ot tho court-martial detailed for tho trial were Col. Solomon E. Japha, 100th Heciment, ProMdent: Llent.-CoL Adolph L. Kline. Fourteenth Boglment; Lieut-Co). Jamos M. Jarvis, Eighth Beglmont; Major William A. Stokes, Twenty-third Beglmont; Msjor Austin A. Yates. Second Beglmont, and Major Edward M. Grant, Second Brigade. Judge Advocate. Thoso officers wero all present last nlirht. Col. Japha cnllod the court to order nt 8:20 o'clook. and Major Grant pro ceeded to rend tho charges, placing Col, Bleecker on trial first. Major Grant said Capt. Bleecker entered into a discussion with Capt. Meeks on the conduct ot certain officers, and caused to be published ths artlclo complained of. ne read the article. Briefly It described Ool. Downs, Major Smith and Capt. Whittle with being three miles behind the regiment when it went up San Juan hill, besides nraottcally accusing them ot cowardice at other times during the day the regiment was undor lire. Major Grant then read a second charge against Capt. Bleeckor to the effect that he was guilty ot conduct prejudicial to good order ana dis cipline. Major Van Duzer wanted tho specifications struck out on the ground that they were not sufficient to constitute the alleged offence. He also asked that Capt. Meeks be placed on trial with Capt. Blceuker. so that lie would not havo to go over his arguments twloe. Both motions were denied. Then I want to say," said Major Van Duzer, " that these charges are tho most remarkable I ever heard of. Tho offonco, If thero was any offence, was of the mildest kind and warranted only the mildest discipline. It Is the onlv time lever heard of ofllcerH being placed under ar rest in so small a matter. "These officer) made n fair, honorable state ment of what took placo while they were In tho Federal service. They nro not accused of making any untruthful statements. They pimply did what hundreds of other United States officers of the army nnd navy have done, in wrltlnsr tor magazines and newspapers. These officers ltnvo been brought to trial on the smallest possible tech nicality, and It Is on this technicality that their accusers Beek to clear themselves of certain things that have been Indicated In the oubllo prints." ..Major Van Duzer went on to say that there waa nothing prejudicial to good order or dis cipline In what Capt, Bleecker bad done, and that the statement signed by him contained no reference to any official transactions of the National Guard of the Btate of New York. Ho far as censure was concerned, he said, tho mili tary regulations prohibited it against "others In tho military service." Capt. Bleecker waa not guilty of audi censure, ho said. "lsay." he continued, "that there Is nothing In this statement conveyinc cenaure. Take the reference to Col. Downs, for Instance. It Is not denlod that the references to the orders ha gave that day aro truo. The only statement that an Inference of censure can be drawn from Is that which describes him as being three miles be hind his regimont. Wo don't know but what ho was ordered to stay thero by Gen. Shatter. "As for the statement that Major Smith was lylnK down, how does this court know but what ho was lylncr down or standing behind trees under orders 1 "Tho only statement against Major Whittle was that ho failed to lead his battalion into action when ordered to, and that statement is the only one ot them all from which a fair in ference of censure can be drawn." Major Grant answered Major Van Duzer by stating that the method adopted by the ao cused was prejudicial to good ordor and disci pline. It they had mado the charges contained In tho statcraont through tho proper channels Instead ot through thn newspapers, ho said, it would not havo been prejudicial to good order ?nd disolnllne. Thoro was a proper course for unlor officers to take in cases of this kind, he said, and Capt. Bleecker had not taken It. Major Grant said that the fact that Capt. Bleecker had signed the statement as an of ficer of United States volunteers did not alter in the least the fact thut ho was an officer St tho National Guard of thisHtate. Theun ertone ot the whole article, ho said, was a censure of the oflloers mentioned. " I am not hore to palliate the offence of any offlcerwho failed In his duty to his men." he said. " If officers did fall In their duty it should bekndwn;lf not they should be justified. All ot that, however, has nothing to do with this court. But when ho did wtiat he did, that officer committed an act prejudicial to good order and discipline." Thlsendod tho arguments on the demurrer In Capt, Bleeckor's case. Capt. Wceks's case was then argued on tho same points by both sides, nnd, after fifteen minutes In an ante room, the court announced that thu demurrers In both cases were overruled. Major Van Duzer then pleaded not guilty for both of his clients pnd the court adjourned to this evening. SUSPICIOUS TESBMEST FIRE. Little -Damage, but Police Found Kvldenoe of Incentllnrlira. The flve-story tenement building at 2017 Third avenue, with four families on each floor, was discovered to bo on fire last night. The blazo was extinguished with a lossot 1500 to Benjamin Block, who has a stationery store on the ground floor, and $1,500 to the building. In the bntomont. tho polico found a pile ot rubbish that looked as it It had been eet on fire. The Firo Marshal will investigate The Vfeathor. A storm of Increasing energy and magnitude waa central yesterday la the Arkansas Valley and mov ing northeastward. It waa attended by rain In all the States touching the lower Mississippi, Tennessee aud Ohio valleys, the east Oalf and the south Atlan tic, and in Indiana, Iowa and Illinois, snd by rain and snow In the like regions. Fair weather pre vailed lu the extreme Western Btatei and the New Euglind and middle Atlantic States, with rain In the latter district toward night. It was warmer In all districts except northern New York and New Kmtlaud, The temperature touched rero atNorthfleld, Vt. In this city tho morning waa clear, with rain at night; slightly warmer; highest temperature S7a, lowest H2; average humidity 73 per cent; wind northeast, average teloclty twelve miles an hour; bat ometer, corrected to read toeeilevel.atHA.lt. 30.20, at 3 I', M. 80.27. ( The tomperatura aa recrrded by ths official ther mometer and also b) Tiif. bus's thermometer at the atrcet leel la shown in the annexed table: r-OITicial-. Auu'i r-Cunieal-. .Vim's JSW. 1307. W. J3y, M7. lfjl. DA. M .'' 24" US' BlMISs1 a& 87 12 M HV 27 UK' Ml'. S13r, 22 B4 a P. M 37 2S' 3t 12 Mid 3i 2D U7 UA-IIII1.GTOX rOllXCAST I'dn TUaMPsT. For New Encland, snow, turning to rain In southern poitlnn, wanner; l!;ht variable winds, be comlUL' easterly and lucreaMuc Fur eaiKm Seio 'oil, ram, trgmning at anew in northern jiorien; icsrmer; knife imtcrly (a nort. catttrly iciniit. For eastern Pennsylan'a, New Jersey and Dela ware, nlu, probably rlearln: In the afternoon; brisk esslerly winds, J'or the District of Columbia, Maryland and Vlr etnla, rain, probably elear'n before noon; fresh northeasterly winds, becoming southwesterly. For western New York and western Pennsylvania, rata; brisk to high east to northeast winds. iswitsvraaiM AROUISO FOR CLIFFORD'S LIFE, Eminent Lawyers Declare Ills Trial and Sentence Unconstitutional. Tniimw. N. J Deo. lit. Justices Dopue. LIpplnoottnnd Vanayokleof the Supremo Court heard argument to-day In tho case ot Edward Clifford, who Is undor sentence to be hanged at Jersey City on Jan. 0 for ths murder of William O. Wattson at Weehawken two years ago. Ex-Attornoy-Goneral John P. Stockton and Warren Dixon are attempting to save him on tho ground that Clifford was tried by a struok jury, whloh, they claim, wai unconsti tutional, and that the death warrant signed by David 0. Watktns recently as "actinic Governor" Is Illegal bocauso the Constitution recognlros no suoh official as an acting Gsvornor. Thoy contend that former President ot the Senate and Governor-elect Voorhees should still be exorclslnc the powers of Governor of the State aocordlng to a fair construction ot tho Consti tution. Justice Depue told Mr. Dixon, who bosan to speak on the first point, that argument was scarcely necessary, as tho samoqueatlon Is now pending before ths Couit of Errors and Appeals In tho Brown oaso and adeolslon con cerning the locality of struok juries would proDably be given at a oonforence at that court on Friday of next weok. Attornoy-General Oroy dofended tho right of Speaker Watklns to administer the office ot Governor and consequently to sign tho death warrant in Clifford's ease. The duties of the office and not the office itself devolved upon Bpeaker Watklns. ho said. hx-Attorn-y-General Htookton contended that the Issuing ot a death warrant Is ths ex ercise ot a power belonging to tho judiolal de partment nnd cannot be exercised by the Ex ecutive. The act authorizing the Governor to Srant renrioves. he said. Is unconstitutional, ecauso it elves the Governor powers belong ing to tho judiolal department, but even It constitutional. It cannot be construed as Rh ine the Govornor power to Issuo tho warrant after the limit of nlnoty daya prescribed by . the Constitution has expired. , He held that the warrant Is fatally defective because tho Constitution forbids the Speaker of the Houso to be ncttntc Governor, because the places are Incompatible with eaoh other and therefore could not both be held by the same person nt tho same tlmo. "David O. Watklns." he said, "is not Govern ordo facto, because there was no vacancy. Mr. Voorhees was Governor do facto and do jure, and he has never rcstoned, died or been re moved. A stranger usurping tho duties ot tne office which is full Is not an officer do facto." At the oonoluslon ot tho argument Justice Depuo said that a decision would probably be announced on Friday of next week. TfVlB OS ROBERTS OF UTAH. Boston Baptist Ministers Denounce His . Election to Congress. Boston, Deo. 10. The Baptist ministers passed at their meeting to-day resolutions de claring that "the aggression ot tho Mormon power In electing vT. H. Boberts to Congress Is In essence a challenge to tho Christian con science of the nation, a flat-rant deflanco ot the Btate covenants, and a serious menace to social and national weal." Tho resolutions approve the efforts being made by the women of tho Homo Mission Boards to prevent Mr. Boberts from taking hta sent in tho Houso of Bepresen tatUcs on tho ground that he isapolygamlst. Detroit. Mich , Dec. lit. Tho Methodist Ministers' Association to-day adopted resolu tions protesting against the seating ot Brig ham A. Boberts as a member of Congross from Utah, and requesting Michigan's Con- Sreaslonal delegation to vote and use their ln uenco to prevent it. His olootlon was de clared to be an net of oovenant hronklng. , Cincinnati. Doc. 1. Thn Cincinnati Pres bytery, composed of-'all tho Presbyterian preachers ot Cincinnati, discussed to-day polygamy nnd tho Question of seating Con-gressman-olect Boberts ot Utah. Besolutlens wero unanimously adopted calling upon Con gressmen Shattuck and Bromwell ot Hamilton county to propose and voto for nn nmondmont to the United States Constitution defining marriage as monogamous and forever forbid ding and making unlawful and punishable as a crlmo all polygamous, plural, celestial, ornny otherso-called marriage except that of monog amy, and asking similar action on the part of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of the United States on tho question. ir. a. rnoMPsos is hail. Bon of at Clergyman Accused of Stealing at Typewriter. New BocbsxIvb. N. T., Deo. 19. William A. Thompson ot 13 Falrvlow place was arrested here to-day by Detectlvo Driscoll of tho New York Central office, on a charge of stealing a $100 typewriter from Earl'B. Smith of 253 Broadway. Thompson 1b ncoused of having bought tho typewriter on the installment plan, and then pawning It before paying for It. He sent the pawn ticket to Smith. Thompson is a son of the late Bev. Dr. W. D. Thompson, who died In Brooklyn two years ago and was well known Id the Methodist Church. On Oot. 22 Thompson was arrested for obtaining money under false pretences, the New York Condensed Milk Company being the complainant. He pleaded guilty, but Justice Lambert suspended sentence on account of his wife and 2-year-old child. Driscoll took Thompson to New York to-day. Thompson was arraigned In the Yorkville Court yesterday afternoon and waived ex amination. Magistrate Kudllch held him In $1,000 ball for trial and In default of bonds he was committed to jail. CaURCa CnRZSTMAS TREE ROBBED. Thieves Broke In and Stole the Gifts Santa Claua Wni to Have Distributed, Every ycarthoTremont Presbyterian Church, 174th street and Washington avonue, has a Christmas tree In the basement of thn church. Not only aro proscnts for tho children hung on the tree, but the old folk who exchange gifts with other church members also use it These gilts are always sent to the church during the week or ten days prior to Christmas. On Uaturday there wore about $200 worth ot presents locked up In a room In the olmrch bascmont ready to bo nunc on tho tree, but on Sunday night thieves broke In and carted off everything that was of valuo. Thoy ovldently had a high old tlmo. for thn floor was strown with clgarotto stumps and tho stops nt thn or gan were out as though some one had been playing on It. The police aro trying to find the thieves, but even if they aro successful, that will not dissi pate tho gloom now weighing down tho heart ot every youngster In tho congregation. FROM TRASSPORT TO TRAIS. First New Torlc Men, In Winter Clothing, Will Start for noma To-Day. San Francisco. Deo. 10. Companies H, L, and M, of tho First New Y'ork Beglraent, which arrived in the transport Scandia from Honolulu yesterday, will be kept on the steamer until to-morrow afternoon, when It Is expected they will start for New York. Thoy are under com mand ot Major Segue, who has supplied them with winter olothlug. Admiral Rrhloy to the " Cnmpnnlnns of the Foreit." Jersey City Clrole, Companions of the Forest of America, entertained their friends recently, and distributed favors consisting ot celluloid tablets In tho shape ot n shield with a portrait of Admiral Schley In tho centre. Miss Mary Toomey, treasurer of tho circle, sent one of tho favors to Commodore Sehloy. Miss Toomoy hns received thW acknowledgment; "My Dkaii Madam: Thank you so muoh for the honor you do me on tho somonlr tablet In cloiod. But I think you honor me more than I desorvo for the great letory of July II, a day so glorious In our hlbtory Every one did hits full duty and was equally caponed that day, nnd I feci unite sntlhtled to share with my gal lunt iicsoomtos the glory of that eventful day. "Will you please convey to the ladles of tho ordor, my grateful thanks for tho honor they hae done mo personally? Very truly yours, "W.H.h'cilMIY.'' Mistook Chinese Idly llulbs for Onions. Huntinoton. L. I Doc. 111. Mis, Marietta L. Brush recently jecohed some raro bulbs, said lobe of tho Chinese Illy variety. In shape and sire thoy resembled onions. Mrs. Brush put the bulbs nwny In a kitchen closet to wait the tlmo for putting them Into pots. Last week she was called uwny from home, and during her absence one of her iluughtor came across tho bulbs. Hho thouuht they were onions, mid that night they wero sliced nnd fried for supper. When eating them she and her slstor noticed that thoy tasted exceedingly bitter for 'onions. Later on both wero tuken iolently 111. Their Illness was not serious. Wo mil n Drops Dead While Shopping. Jano Hughes, 70 yonrs old, of 113 Weit Fifteenth street, dropped dead of lienrt disease while shopping In ono of the big Sixth aunue depertmont stores at 11 o'clock yosterdoy morning, The body was taken to tho Morgue. Atlltf West Fiftoenth street It wits said that nothing was kuowu of her except that aheoo cupiuu a furnUliod room tUcra. HALL FURRIER. fl (OPEN EVENINGS.) Holiday Sale of ": i FURS SEALSKIN COATS. fH XXX QUALITY 150 fU XXXX QUALITY M $178 1 XXXXX QUALITY 920Q PERSIAN LAMB COATS. JI German dyed, high lustre, close curl. f XXX QUALITY, 12G, VALUE $17S -li XXXX " 150, " 20fJ 21 EX EX " 17C, " a20 mm ELECTRIC SEAL II (CONY) JACKETS. " j Made of the finest P. T,. Rslna and nnlitaeAi like a, JJ seslsain coat. !jg; XXX QUALITY -.$88 XXXX QUALITY I 4S f; FUR NECK SCARFS. ' CLUSTER 07 TAILS. & RUSSIAN SABLE . $B0 DYED BLUE FOX ..,. .w,.U.T;3.So BED FOX ANIMAL ,Js-t. D.OO f SABLE FOX ......,.... $18 ,f STONE MABTEN ..,,..X. 18 & MINK ietVIOI 8 & ALASKA SABLE (Skunk)..... ift., S 3" PERSIAN LAMB ;-. .-,... 121 5) HUDSON BAY 8ABLB....A... ,-, 20 i. ELECTRIC SEAL (Cony) n.tvV. 4 ft FUR MUFFS. I CHINCHILLA -,.,. t)2d 1ft SEALSKIN .v..-......(iU.t 10 h MINK , ..u., lO . ALASKAN S ABLE (Skunk.....,. T $ Persian Lamb .,...i.a 10 K DYED BLUE FOX .18.80 i ELEOTRIO SEAL (Cony). . .,....,. 98. 1 LABRADOR BABLE , G ASTRAKHAN .-- .. A 4 f Sealskin " "'" J Caps and Glowes'f Men's Sealskin Gloves, $8, $10, $12, $15 Men'i Sealskin Caps. . $8,' $10, $l f Electric Seal Cony Caps, $2.50, $3, $3.50 1 Ladles' Par Hoods ...... $9 i Men's Beaver Gloves . , $5, 58, $10 I' Fur and Fur Lined , 1 OVERCOATS, I In Mink. Beaver. Astrakhan and other furs, 9 830, sbo, gas, 970, to sea; 41 worth $55. $85, $100. $125 and $150. fi Fur Collars and Mufflers. 9a to 910. " ,j Coaohmen's Fur Overcoats, 9lO. N ji Fur Robes. I Blaok Gray Goat Robes 94, 88,68 $ Natural Dos Robes. .. 910,"$lSr,"i51 1 Siberian Wolf Robes SIO, 813, 81B, 82& Bear Robes 8BO, 8GB.9SB J Coachmen's Capes 80, $13,016 i KKW FASmpN BOOK MA1XED FBEE. W. H. HALL, 1 Furrier and Ladies' Tailor, , 346 Sixth Ave. I (31BT AND 22D BTS.) OPEN EVENINGS. ! FOB 43 TEARS (TOOK ISM TO 1B7J LOCATED i; AT 201 AND 288 GREENWICH ST. " 1 I " f Tiffany & Co., I Union Square. fl 'it Open Evenings j until Christmas HP Ij'M Mehlin , 1 Artlatlo design. TT A "TSaTiiCI I BEST HADK. JtT JL-staLJl JCJ JW MANUFACTURERS OF ORAND AKB UP f jf nlGHT PIANOM. jij HIGHEST RECOMMENDATIONS FBOH ffl MIMICAL PROFESSION. CRITICAL IN4 1. SPECTION SOLICITED. SW CASH OK EASY PAYMENTS, ' f II PIANOS RENTED. f ATTRACTIVE PRICES. ' tfj 27 UNION SQUARE, NE1Y YORK. M Whiskey Trust Litigation In Neir Jersey. $ pLINTS pINE pURNITURl i ANTIQUE OAK LADIES' DESKS 1 $8.00. f 45 West 2J?d Street. 41 Steamship Cnptnln Found Dead of OasS Jit Asphyxiation. tW Capt. James Mohrlnc of tho steamship Cnti- -l tyba. which arrlrrd In this port a few daya ago ',i from Cardeaas. was found dead yostsrday la WfJ his room tn a hotel at 58 Whitehall street. Ho MA had been aiphyxlnted by illumlnatlnr nas Mi whloh flowed from an opun jet In thn room. . xi Tho window ol tho room was partially open 21 und ao was thn trnniom. The polico bollaTO m that Capt. MohrlnK turnod on the cai accident i I ! ally. , i Dead Infant on ths Uracil. VB V Tho body of a female child about two weokfl M old was found yesterday afternoon on tho f t beach In front of tho Crescent Athletic club. jj l houae, at the foot of Kltrhty.fUth street. Hay 3 J llldiro. Tho body had beiin In tho water about ,i ft Inrty-eielit hours, On tho forehead was a deep ! it cut, apparentl mado with soma sharp Inatru ,wfl ment. 'JM; Absolutely Pure. " The Government Investigation! show t Royal superior to all other bakln g j ' powders in purity and strength.