I ; - THE SUN, TUKSDAY, DECEMBER 27, 1898. 8 I
I THK FIRST " BADGER GAME"
I c0rnT clerk oallaoher's sronr
up THE OttialS OF THE TERM.
Thr Swindle n Very Old On In Now York,
n, probably Took Id Present Nam
from the Ileiiinrk of an F.lderlv Ilrltlslier
w Was Tnkrn In by It Yaiiri Ago.
The rheumatic minute hand of the blcr court
room d"' Paused three marks short of the
i0,ir hand, which was on a dead set for tht
ruBicrnl XII From the hidden Interior came
a III t Id freak. as tn0 habit of the tlmepUoa
(I rrl IV. of the Court of General Sessions.
11 the fa'"0 ' tno O'ook liad been provided with
t,n. If would'have soen a Tery sodden orowd
pecuprlnc the ohalrs bolow In various un
inatomlcil looking attitudes; a dozen wearr
reporters, halt a dozen still more wearr oourt,
officers, nnd a score of speotators who it ther
tr wearr as thsr looked, would probablr
n,te bftn home nnd In bed, for no neoesslty
iptthem there ! all watting and boplna for the
jury to como to somadaolslon In the Varna
Moore case. The minute hand made Its leap
ird Ml luit short, dropped baok an apprecia
ble distance, then lunred forward again and
reached the XII. mark with aollok. There Is
pattrlal for Investigation In the aottons of
the clock of Tart IV. of ths Court of General
The click nwoke one of ths slumbsrlnc spec
tator'. He slanoed up at the close and
"Humph i" he remarked. "Merrr Christmas,
"Merrr.Chrlstmas be jlesrered lH retorted one
el the reporters, who happened to havo tont
i telegram to his home to represent him at
A tbe;chrlftmas Kve festivities. "Healthr war
this Is to see Christmas in! Waiting up till
nldnlght for a doen bedevilled jurors to
decide on the fnte of a miserable woman!
Slar be your Idea of a morrr Christmas. 'Tlsn't
The court ofllcer who had been recounting
the rait glories of doe fighting, as It was car
ried nnthirtr rears ago baeklof Calvarr Cem
etery by the gravcdlggers. left off and began
to surse his luck with considerable eloquence.
ieeralother persons Joined In on general prin
ciples. Capt. McLaughlin ezpressod a mild
iclih that Santa Clans might come his war and
rut a verdict In his stocking. The police
court reporter who had been at work since 0
o'clock that morning. Bald ho hoped the jurr
Mt worse than ho did. but ho doubted It. In
the midst of the general discontent Clerk of
the Court Gallagherlsald quletlr:
"I was mixed up in what I suppose waa the
! first badger case to give that namo to the atrle
ofocerntlons for which Sirs. Moore is on trial."
"A story," said one of the reporters. "If
tou'tb got any light to shed on this gloom pre
pare to died it now."
"There's no news in this." said Mr. Qalla
ther. "It happened a great many rears ago:
11 many, in fact, that some of rou gentlemen
vers still faithful to your belief In Santa Claus
then. I owned a little store unon well, never
mind the s'reet. Mr place wasn't far from
Broadway, and above It there were furnished
iportinents. As the building didn't belong to mo
1 didn't par any attention to the apartments.
lad except that occsslonallr there was an ar
riial or departure of trunks I'd never havo
laown thut auybody lived there. Well, one
day there came several trunks whloh wore run
tiDlliettutrant the side of my placo and I judged
there m it new tenant- Who the new ten
tat was didn't Inspire me with any curiosity
until after things had happened.
"It happened a few days after that that I
at standing In the doorway when there wan
tremendous racket on tlio stairs and an old
man with u white board eamo shooting out as
i! he'd just left a spring board. His eyes were
tuUInc out of his head and he went across the
itrevt like a coat In tnree big skips. Then he
stepped on the curb and looked up at the win
dors of the apartment. I don't know what ho
iar there, but It couldn't have been pleasant.
lor he slid fur li roadway and surrounded the
comer like a man chasing a thousand-dollar
till When I casually wandored across the
meet and looked up nt the windows there was
cubing there calculated to scare a man's
irranifiither. unless ho Jound some cause for
a arm In a set of pretty line looking curtains
ihnt I hadn't noticed there before. Well. I
told my clerk about It nnd he said:
" 'Probably he got bounced for not paying
"1 hut was all right, but It didn't satisfy me.
The old party didn't look on if he ever Intend
ed to come baclc after trunks or anything else.
anil I calculated that he wasn't a lodger. He
hotel too respectable for a thief, Lato that
alternoun I went nway and when I came back
the clerk said:
"'Well. Mr. Onllacher. rour old man or his
twin brother did some fnnav ground nnd
lotty .tumbling on .that staircase about 5
o cluck 1 guess he's nn a train by this time.'
" 'Did lid have n white beard and wear a big
ilouch hat'1 I asked.
" Wo,' savs the clerk. 'He had side whiskers
nd a heaver hat that was all smashed in.
Looked as it ho might huve beon.havingaspry
".Naturally I thought that wn pretty queer,
ii 1 keni my eyes open next day. and i suw
ner.tv. If snapshot cameras had been In
dented then I'd havo had a unique photo
rrapli k'nllerv. This time I caught one of the
(ul parties going up. Ho must ha e been about
3iU. and he was u spruce old dandy, with a big
vatUi chain and a jewelled pin In his neck
cloth. In about four minutes he came down
(gain, and (or uli he looked so old 1 wouldn't
WD wanted to bet agulnst him in a race. His
t nt was open, but there wasn't nny watch
'haln in sight, and there were plonty of wrln-
t'es In lil neckcloth, but no pin. I started
over t.i ink him about it, for he stopped on the
corner ami was looking around kind of dazed.
tutassooii us he saw me he made h line for the
limner end of elsewhere, and 1 gave him up.
!' mnr sound llko laying It on thick, hut I
ove juu niy word two other dazed patriarchs
JW the sudden escipo uct from that stairway
Wore night, and 1 begun to tliink It wax
tunc fur urn to llnd out what was up. If
(ontehqily was runiilug a prlvuto toboggan
tilde ror ancient pirties with white whiskers
coiinlei.'d that 1 had a right to know about
I Urn thine I knew ono of 'em would light
(none of my customers and I'd 1om business.
he i'ollco Captain of my precinct was a
I Iriena of mine, and I went to him about It that
I ry night 1-frst of all ho wanted to know
I no mol upstairs In the apartment I'd
1 Iwnd out that the name was Wild, und told
Ji "'flood namo, too.' said he. "But I guess
veil get em tamed If it's what 1 think It is.
Ill drop around to-morrow.'
-Next noon hu eamo around, and In au hour
fo nnt .in old fullow with tho same old whls
fera that seemed to be a requisite foradmis
noa ."That's strange,' said tho Captain. 'How
oil thH woman got up;'
."hut woinanr' said I. 'f saw no woman.'
1 hat's just it,' said he. 'Ii there another
im '." 'here's n side entrance,' I said: 'but
""Ms the oMt. And theie's somebody using It
5., I added, as the bound or footsteps thun
"iI "ii -he stairs.
nn tainuln jumped out of the door and
' KM ilio owner of tho whlskors as he shot
k troiu the passageway. He let out a roar
"J'loii I'liuhl hear at the linttery.
, Lull mil ine.Hlr!' he yelled. "They got
.Wpfhilliiig from me upstairs:'
ik. .f'1"'' lwtl want to tlnd out about.' said
iMUi.ialn, ind ho ran the old fellow Into my
'We..wliere he told his tale between gasps, his
ties iiurly mpjiinK out.
It was one of your Infernal Yankee cus
; 'leiiimyr said ho 'I'm n llritlsh sub
jrVuenniy. anil I'll see the Consull How
"V, ",,J,V hl,e had a husband. dm my eyes!'
iliiiii im told us hnwa young woman or
J"l ii 1, widow had almost fainted in fits
f"Tl u Jiroadwav in the morning. He hart
-odci-il her for her beauty, but stoutly de
,.'!"' '"' liailu't folloA-edher. Ho just hap.
nui .. t, tpre ,Vh,, ,10 apparently had a
aiming nt mid iie vtmD to her rescue. On
, ""'-'eiiied.she inl'dtr suggested that he
".'rt ii. r home, whluli ho regarded as merely
1 m .ui..-.ar, roft,io:n, probably nothing out
1 ,J. "'" "' Now Ymk: but he had an ap,
wiiitinr it. ., he accunted an Invitation to call
' 'aii. time x0 Hoonerhad ho got Into the
in. ! I'"1" "ie hnpposed wldowTs husband
"urt p., Mti.id tho llritlsh subject by the
' J'ut mid Hueatened to make au undertaker's
u ;ieet .,1 turn. In vnln did he disclaim any
"ii intuit and th'j young woman joined In his
1, ,1 ""' '"i fuilous husband ran over
innJ'' "";l" tn K't a knife. Whlto he was
We the isrriiled wife nliisperod to htrn to
"" hei ininiiand. who was deep In debt He
"rem. , Kaw, ,, n l(9 ,BT und even his
JnU1 ""' 'olry. and was skilfully kicked
. Or' - y the outraged husband.
i!.m, '" "'""lid he'll kill that poor woman.
Ji,-"11 "'"'l "lie old Kngllshman. 'And I
' .. .I',;i my word there vix no harm.'
In'. ou "''' 'ofty.' said tho disgusted
1 inn 'l!'1"" 'Tliev wore in the game to.
I , "' t"'1" lured you there for him to rob
' ....'lie 'Id boy burst into a storm of oaths,
ii'j.' ,etT "10 "L" " demmed badgerl' he
1 ""' " what they did,' said the Captnln.
.? "i n iw and uet your htulTbnck.'
,, "' g ' the Htuti " eoncludt'd .Mr (lalln
"'. mi run (lie precious couple out of the
111 '" ' whenever I met him thereafter he
Id w ' "10, Had nny more badgers drawn
tlrL " " '." "'iP'e. (iallngher)' Tho word
u, " i lleeelndes, asuny bit of descrlP-
'aug ia) docs, aud 1 believe that Is
what care the name to th 'badger Bame',"
The big clock gave another spasmodic; leap
and click, and n wenry waiter woke uu In n far
"Ilappr XevT Yearl" he grunted. "That
Jurv's stuck In the Ice. I'm going home and
give myself n ChrUtma present of a good
He stumbled out. and the rest shitted to n
new position and made, a pool on when tho
IJeeorder would lock theiurv up for the night.
hen the pon was flnnlfy won the man with
the right number couldn't oven set up the
drinks, because It was 2 o'clock and arerrthlng
jun.T. nAncocti's lost jkwxt.s.
Twelve-Tear-Old Annie Tnylor Stole Them,
but flays They Are I.oit.
Twelve-rear-old Annlo Taylor, who was em
ployed as a waitress by Mrs. Annie Babcocktn
her fashlonablo boarding house at 111)7 Dean
street, Brooklyn, was takon to tho Adams 8treet
Tollco Court yesterday morning, where Mrs.
Babcock's lawyor. William II. Wloko. inado a
complaint against her of grand larceny, and tho
child was turnod over to the care of the Chil
Mrs. Baboock had some diamonds and jewel
rr In a box that was kept on the top of her
dresser In her bedroom. Thor were there at
noon on Saturday, and woro not missed until
Bunday afternoon. Mrs. llabcock then recalled
the fact that Annie, the little waitress, had left
tho house early on Saturday attornoon. She
was asked whoro she had gone on Saturday,
and she said she wont to a sowing sohool on
Dean street, near Nosti and avenue. Mrs. llab
cock asked Annie If she knew whnt hnd be
como of her jewelry, anil Annlo said she did not.
and expressed surprise when Mrs. Dnbcock said
It was missing. In tho box that is missing was
a diamond bracolot, a palrof diamond earrings,
three rings containing sapphires, and four
plain gold rings, all valued at $:tl.r.
Mrs. Baboock at last boenmo convinced that
Annie knew more about the disappearance of
tho Jowolry than she wanted to tell, and Law
yer Wlcko was notified, but nil his Interro
gations wore of no avail. After Annlo hnd been
turned ovor to the Children's Society she con
fessed to Agent Folk that she had taken the
box of jewelry because she wanted to make
somo Christmas presents. She suld that while
walking along Nostrand avenue she accident
ally dropped the box nnd that a strange man
Sicked it up nnd walkod nway, Agont Folk and
rs. Babcock do not credit this story. Ther
have nn Idea that Annie has placed tho jewels
In hiding and aro In hopos thutsho will eventu
ally tell where thoy are. She will bo arraigned
boforo Magistrate Htocrs In tho Grant Htrout
l'ollce Court this morning.
Annlo has been In Mrs. Babcock's employ
about a yenr She was In the Industrial Hehool
on Sterling placo when Mrs. Babcock found her
and made arrangements to care lor her. An
nlo says her mother Is In an asylum and that
she does not know where her father Is.
rOT.USTEEH KXOISKER ISSAXE.
Told f. Polleemnn lie Ond IJeeii 1'olioned
tu a Seventh Avenue Saloon.
John P. Downer. 35 years old, of 240 West
Twenty-second street, who was a member of
the First United States Volunteer Kngincers,
which served In Porto Itlco. stopped Policeman
Fleming or the West Thirtieth street station at
Seventh avonue and Twenty-third street at 1
A. M. yesterday and told him that he had just
been poisoned in a nearby saloon. Downer,
who was without hat or coat, seemed very much
excited. An emotlc was glvon to him at a drug
store on Seventh avenue, and then ho wad
taken to tho New York Hospital. Later ho was
removed to Bellevue. and on tho way became
violent, striking at Ambulance Surgeon Kger
ton and tho policeman. No traces of poisoning
wcro found at tho hospital, and he was put In
the alcoholic ward.
His wife first learned of his whereabouts from
a roportor. Since returning from Cuba, sho
said, her husband hnd pneumonia, and at
times had been delirious. At 11 I. M. on Hun
day lie had left his room to get a pitcher of Ice
water, he eald, and had not returned.
MOTHER STABBED SATIXO HER SOX.
Iler Oldest Boarder lrew the Knlfo on the
Uoy Who Disputed Ills Authority.
There was a Christmas party at tho boarding
house kept by Mrs. Catherine Moore of 895
First avenue on Sunday night. Mrs. Mooro Is
a widow with two sons and throe daughters.
Among the boarders is John Harrison. 54
years old, a elcrl:. who from his long resldenco
In tho house presumed to dictate to ths chil
dren. Tho party was still In full swing at 5 o'clock
yesterday morning when Alfred Mooro. tho
widow's 18-year-old son. returned home. Har
rison chldod him for staying out so late, and
this led to a quarrol. During tho light. It is
alleged, the boarder drew a knife and lunged
at tho young man just as Mrs. Moore stepped
between the two. She received a stnb wound
In tho left breast and was taken to the Flower
Harrison was arrested and In the Yorkvllle
Court Inter was held In $1,000 ball for examination.
FIRE IX CHICAGO'S UIOII CHURCH.
Damage of S40.030 Done and n Memorial
Altar of White MarbU Ruined.
Chicaqo. Dec. 20. The Kplscopal Church of
the Ascension, tho only high church In Chi
cago, was almost completely wrecked by fire at
1 A. M. to-day. Natural gas. escatdng from
tho furnaces in the basement, is believed to
have started tho fire, which did damngo to the
extent of $40,000. A beautiiul whlto marble
altar, erected by the late Mrs. Georgo Henry
Wheeler as a memorial of her father, G. Lord
of New York, was ruined.
Trolley Car anil Funeral Coach Collldo.
Trolley carNo,77of the New York andQueens
County Electric Railway, bound for Flushing,
and a funeral coach returning from Calvary
Cemetery collided at tho junction of Borden and
West avenues In Long Island City last evening.
Tho coach belonged to Poolo's stables, at
Eighty-seventh street and West End avenue,
and was driven by Joseph FItzpatrick. In It
woro Sflchael Garvin, a boss bricklayer of 21. '1
West Elghtr-olghth street. Ids wife and threo
children. Mrs. Gnrvln had the y.jungest, an
Infant, in horarms anil Mr. Garvin was hold
ing thn next youngest when the collision oc
curred. FItzpatrick was knocked from his
seat. The Hides of the enncli were stove In and
the frightened horses started on a run down
Bordon avenuo. The team was caught half a
block from the sceno of the accident. When
tho occupants of the cnach woro helped out
Mrs. Garvin wns bleeding from n severe
gash In her left hand. The remainder of tho
party escaped serious Injury. Mtznatrlck was
Picked up unconscious and cnrrlftd into a sa
loon nnd was later removed to St. John's
Woman Doesn't Know How She Was In
Policeman Estcrbrook of the West Forty
seventh street station found a woman lying
unconscious In the hall of ODO Tenth avenuo
yestordnr afternoon. She was removed to
Bollevuo Hospital, and regained consciousness
nt 8 o'clock last night. She said she was Mrs.
Marr Kelly. 00 yenrs old. ot 10 West End ave
nue. She wns unable to account for 11 bad
hcalp wound sho had received, mid said tho
last she remomborod was when she was cross
lag Tenth avonue. Tho pollen bnllove she was
knocked down by a horse, and, while dazed
from the blow, managed to staggor to the hall
where she was found. She will recovor.
Fear Repeal of the I'rl'on I.nbar U,
An attempt is being made by a number of
labor leaders to show that tho reports of con
victs going crazy In prison from lack of work
aro stnrted In tho Interest of contractors who
want to havo the law restricting prison labor
repeuled. These labor leaders profess to be
llovo that tho reports will be followed by an
agitation for the repeal or mod I Heat Ion of tho
Prison Labor law. Hevorul unions havo do
ubled to ask the Worklngmeu's State 1 odera
tlon. which Is soon to convene In Albany, to he
on the lookout for any attempt to havo tho law
repeated or modified.
Sin. Anderson Mmle Her Own Funeral
Mrs. Nancy Andorson, 7' yeurs old, formorlr
ol Williamsburg, died at her homo nt Hyde
Park on tho Hudson, yesterday. In September
she summoned toiler home hor sou hyherllrt
marrluge. Edward Hlnwell. a gunsmith of 11
llamsburg, and told him she know death wns
near. Kim designated the undertaker, iiisdn
her shroud, und requested that she bo burled
at the side of her first husband In Oreonwoort
Cemetery. Her wishes will be carried out tomorrow.
liay of 11 Helplessly Drunk,
Eugene Duffy, 11 year old, of Il.'tl Tenth
street. Jersey City, vvus found helplessly ill mil;
on Grove street lit a late hour on Sunday nlchl
mid taken to the police station by I'ol enmaii
Murray When im recoveied 'iiiHciounet.s
vestenlay morning he said that the liquor hail
been given to him by unotlier buy nnnied
Eddie Collins, who had nriMuroii It In a M1I0011
on Grovo street. ITho Duffy boy will bo held
until the police hunt up Collins,
To See Why Kvnns' Ale
Is the best ale biewcd, try ill J:
ED. DE PSZKE'S ESCAPE.
THE OREAT DASXO XEART.T VXHOXE
1IT IS FELLOir ARTISTS.
Their DeepI.all riot to Avert n rollth
Triumph nt I.nst Night's I'arformnnre
of "Romeo nt Juliette" Ilnrely l'nlled
How the Victim Walked Into the Trap.
"Art has no country, but artists have," Is one
of tho replies whloh the French actors nnd
singers used to mako when asked why they did
not appear In Germany. They do not make
that answer so frequently nowadays. They go
to Germany when the opportunity offers. Somo
of thoso who wore formerly most bitter about
Franco's losses appear In Berlin now If they get
the chance, and do not demand Alsace-Lorraine
as tho pilco of their aoryices. Still, ar
tists have a country.
Evldeneo was discovered yesterday which
revealed the exlstenco of some racial prejudice
among tho singers at tho Metropolitan. Tho
dark plot was not Buspectod until late yester
day afternoon. To discover It. was to foil It.
M. Edouard do Heszke, by a superb strug
gle, foiled at the last moment tho
machinations of those he had hitherto
considered his friends and colleaguos. It was
lato yostordar when M. Edouard discovered
that he was the victim of a conspiracy Ue It
gonerotis and benovolent himself and Is not
suspicious of his follow men, but he has
learned a lesson. Last night thore was u noto
of reproachful melancholy In tho voice of
b-e J.awent. His faith In the world was
Last night marked the return of Jean de
ltesr.ko to tho Metropolitan after nn absonco of
nearly two years. Mme. Marcclla Sembrlch
mado hor first appearunco hero as ,ufff lit to
the fomeo of M. de Heszke. Edouard de lleszKo
sang JVere Laurent. Somebody Bald that last
night would be distinctly a Polish ono nt
tho Metropolitan. Jean de Hes7ko laugh
ingly suggested a change in thn names.
In the Metropolitan company thoro are
many nationalities. Thoro aro Germans and
Italians, Hollanders und New Zoalanders.
Americans and Frenchmen. It Is a cosmopoli
tan organization. The belief is collectively
that all nations should havo au equal repre
sentation on the programme and tho salary
list. That bollet wus at somo time on
Sunday morning formnllr expressed and
reiterated at a solemn meeting held
In the assembly room of tho. Metropolitan,
where rehearsals and all such dreadful things
are given. What tho nature ol tho delibera
tions was nobody has as yet ascertained, but
the conspiracy ngalnst tho Polish performance
was then and thore formed. Jean de Itesrke.
as ho was about to make his debut, was de
clared exemptfrom Its operations. Mine. Mar
eolln Sembrlch eso.vped on the ground of sex.
Against the unfortunnte Edouard all the forces
of this indignant opposition were turned.
On Sunday morning tho enemy began Its
work Indeed the llrst delegation Is believed
to have como down from the opera house In 11
cable car immediately after tho adjournment
of tho mooting. It consisted of several of the
men singers from tho opera. They had called
to pay their respects to Jean, but Edouard had
just arisen and ho eamo Into tho room. Imme
diately thoy began to devote themselves to
him. They asked him about his lumbago.
Thoy wanted to hear his voice Edouard Is
amiable, and he sang to show them that he was
all right again. They wanted to hear some of
his stories. He was obliging, and ho told thoe
they asked for. No sooner had this delegation
departed than another arrived. After greeting
Jean and wishing him the compliments of
the soason they made Edouard the target
of their attentions. Would he Imitate M. bo-iind-Hi.
whom they all knew, and Mile. X and
her ridiculous ton notes? Edouard was accom
modating. All day his associates arrived in
such regular detachmonta that not a moment
during tho day was ho left alone. He had sung,
told stories and laughed In French. Italian nnd
English from 10 o'clock In tho morning until
midnight. All the while Jean had been loft in
comparative quiet. , , ,
As soon as ho awoko yesterday morning M.
Edouard realized that he could not sing. He
was too hoarse and his lumbago was at work
again Ho slept a while longor. in tho hope
that lie might bo In better condition later. At
noon ho was 110 bettor, and regretfully sent
word to Mr. (Iran that the Polish trio would be
uu impossibility. Ilecould not sing Frcre Lai-
Al'ono In his room, he thought over the pre
ceding day. His mind turned from the thought
of how much he had enjoyed himself to a ques
tion of the nationalities represented. Ital
ians. Germuus. Frenchmen nearly nil as
If that had been a plot. The more
ho thought of it the more convinced he
felt that his hoarseness was the result of
u deep and elaborate conspiracy. But the
Poles should sing like the evening stars, to
gether. Ho tried his voice and touniTit better
so much better that ho sent word to Manager
Grau that he would sing, nnd tho machinations
of the Plotters were foiled, for "Borneo et
Juliette1' passed off gloriously.
.TEAX VE ItESZKE'S WELCOME.
A Brilliant Audience Greets the Great I
Tenor's Return to New York.
The first appearance in any season of the
world's greatest tenor Is buffleiont to signalize
an evening, but when, in addition, such
an attraction is offered as the entrance
of a famous prima donna in a role
which shn has not previously sung to
a New York public, thcro Is sufficient reason
to consider such a performance as a true gala
night. Tho audience in tho Metropolitan
last evening evidently thought .it was
so. Thero was the unmistakable air of
expectancy and of critical weighing In
tho balance, together with that atmosphere of
content and genial jubilation which audiences
aro apt to display on important occasions.
Tho content came from contemplation of
Jean de Heszke; Mme. Sembricli. for many
reasons was obliged to submit to a calm
judgment upon her work, for she fol
lows a J11I11I who, whilo she never
made a Btiongly outlined delineation,
et has graven upon the minds of hor
liearors tho Impression of a sweet heroine
almost Ideally pertect in her insouciaute glrl
ishness. It Mme. Sembricli looked more mnturo and
less graceful thaiihomo,fi(s she consistently
put a much larzer amount or meaning and of
conscience, too. Into her interpretation, bem
brlch always shows earned and thoughtful de
tailed study. It peeps out from every act and
every tone. Sho loses herself In tier imaginative
ideal and forgets whether she Is being pietty
und graceful at every turn. Her presentation
lust night was full of warmth nnd henrtlnoss.
with im traoeor either coquetry or caprice. It
was the straightforward, frank girl who was
thoroughly and deeply engrossed In a first,
ardent love. Nembrich's Hinging was of eour.-o
a model of excellence In stylo aud phrasing.
Tho voice was inirhaps too deep and
warm In color lor tho Ifghtor por
tions of tho opera, but herved well in
those tender nnd dramatic portions which
HU tho scorn at ho many different points. Do
Itusr.ke and bembrich nctod in most pliant ac
cord, us it might bo supposed two artists of
such road Intullectand wide experience might
The house neeordod two-thirds of all Its en
thusiasm to Jean, who received a long and
heurty vvelcomooii his entrance and ovations
between every act. Tho gieat tenor was In
wonderful voice. His tones never sounded
so fresh, nor had they ever a higher tenor
ring. His strength seemed more than usual,
too, ami from time to time, notably In the
last scene, ho emitted high notes that seemed
llko 11 gioat suuhuist ablaze vrith light. The
whole last act wus convincing and profoundly
The orchestra did splendid work last
night. Manuinelli lubored conscientiously,
giving out his best efforts, and his
best Is very good. It is noticeable
that when Mnuclnelll leads the orchestra is
carefully tuned and that It keeps iu tune until
the end of the opera.
Xo mom brilliant audience has been seen
this winter than thut of lust evening, and no
such enthusl,ini hns before been shown us
was exhibited during the whole performniiee.
Tho remainder of the cast was as in the for
mer presentations of this season.
IB-Year-Old Girl Klopes.
Matawan, N. J., Dee. 20. Daisy Perrlne, a
15.yenr.old girl of Murlboro, oloped with a
young manininoil William Gordon on Friday. '
Sho loft hor father's houso to go to her grand
mother's, and when sho did not return Mr.
Perrluo began to seaieh for her. He learned
from the local ticket agent that she hud bought
a ticket for Freehold that morning and hud
lioiuded n train bound fur that station. Mr,
Perriiie Immediately hired a horse and ill ove
with all speed to Freehold, hut ho wus too late,
us his daughter and Guidon had bean married
nn hour when ho got there.
Superintendent Yrtmau I.oaet Slnther ami
Hubbard It. Yntinan, Superintendent of
Schools for Klchmond borough, has lost his
mother and a sister by death within tun weeks,
Mr. Yc mum and his wifo lived with his mother
und sister 111 Toiienville. A weeic am yester
day his moMier wus burled, having died at tho
age of 70 His sister, luzn, d:eu 011 baturday
ut 1 Im ago of .14. and vvus burled yesterday in
Bethel Cemetery Miss letmans death re
sulted from pneumonia following u severe cold
contracted while nursing her mother.
OROAXIST AXD XtTO SIXOERS QUIT.
New Voices In the Christmas Mmlo nt the
Church of the Meulah.
Members of the congregation of the Unita
rian Church of tho Mosslah, in East Thirty,
fourth street, havo boon talking vory confiden
tially amongthemselves for tho past tow weeks
about a disagreement of members of tho
choir and tho organist with the Muslo Com
mittee of tho church. Tho disagreement came
to a head recently, and Christmun Day saw a
new organist and two now members of tho
choir In tho church. The two former choir
members who were missing were Miss Stuts
man, tho contralto, who had boon lnthoservlco
of tho church fifteen years, and S. J. Durham,
tenor, C. W. Itogcrs wns the former organist.
All tho places, however, wore filled, and tho
sorvlces on Sunday wont on as usual.
According to Mr. ltogers. the trouble dated
from tho Inst Sunday In November, when Mr.
Durham was so hoarse that Mr. ltogers ex
ouscd him from singing, telling him that he
would lose nothing by remaining at homo that
day, Thn remuneration of singers at the
Church of tho Mosslnh, Mr, Bogers suys. is $0 n
Sunday (If theystngl for nine months of the
year, which Is less, he says, than most churches
pay. At tho usual time, tho end of the month,
Mr, Bogors nut In the bill for tho choir's ser
vices. Including n charge of $0 for Mr. Durham
on tho Sunday of his absence. That item was
disallowed by J. W. Bell. Chairman or the
Muslo Committee. Mr. ltogers said, there
upon, that he would resign, lie says that Miss
Woods, t he sopruno, carried this bit or Informa
tion toMr. Bell. He nurses the betlof that Miss
Woods may havo been actuated to some ox
tent by a desire that 11 friend of hers might
hnveafalr opportunity to secure tho place of
organist. Miss Woods does not express her
feelings on tho subject to a great extent, but
Implies that Mr. Hogers's opinions or beliefs
are not essential to hor pence of mind. In any
event Mr Bogors resigned, Mr. Durham re
signed and Miss Stutsman resigned,
Mr. ltogers had expected to leave his place as
organist soon, anyway, having secured a post
nt tho pro-Cathedral and expecting to take
charge of tho temporary organ In the crypt of
the new cathedral of St. John the Divine.
MAJOR DATIS IX LOCK.
Officer In Charge of Military Iloipltal at
Hawaii Recovors Lost Checks.
San Francisco. Deo. 20. According to ad
vices from Honolulu, Major Charles E. Davis,
lately In chargo of the military hospital at
Hawaii, has recovvrcil somo valuable rapors
lost by the hospital. A package which disap
peared on Doc. 1 was found on n shelf in the
hospital. The package contninod chocks for
$1,000 and $:),0,'12, tiesTdes a number lor smaller
amounts. It Is thought tho thief became
alarmed and hid tho package, expecting to re
move It later.
POLICE CAPTAIX TOVXd DEAD.
lie Find Keen Member of the Police
Force Hlnce 1800.
Police Captain Bobert Young of thoTwentr
thlrd precinct station. In tho basement of tho
Grand Central Dopot, died of Blight's disease
yesterday morning at his home, 4 US) East 120th
street. He was born in this city In lS30,nnd
nerved through the civil war 11s a Lieu
tenant in the Eighth New York llogi
ment. On March 17, 1800. he became a
patrolman In the Mercer street station,
transferring later to tho Elizabeth street
station, whoro he became a roundsman on
Feb. 1, 18711. and Sergeant In July of tho sumo
year. On July 15. 1H1H1, lie was made Captain
by the reform Police Board and put in chargo
of the Twenty-third pieclnct. He took an
nctlvo part in the suppression of the draft riot,
being severely injured by a stone thrown by u
rioter. Forseveial venrsho served under In
spector Conlln as his aid. Through his long
service near Chinatown he learned to speak
His wife and daughter and a son. who Is a
mtrolman in tho Eighteenth precinct, survive
dm. Funeral services will bo held on Wednes
day. Interment nt Woodlawn Cemetery.
Jeremiah C. Lamphier, who for nearly forty
years was superintendent of the Fulton street
noonday prayer meeting, died of old age at
noon yesterday at his home, 1,'tO East Six
teenth street. While Mr. Lamphier devoted
most of his lire to religious work and was
usually styled "Itevercnd." ho was not a regu
larly ordained minister of the Gospel. He wns
born iu Coxsackio. Sept. 3, 1800. Ho came to
this city when a young man und worked as a
journeyman tailor. Later he opened
n haberdashery downtown. Ho was
a member of the North Dutch Church.
Fulton nnd William streets, at this
time and greatly Interested in Church work.
In 1857 he gave up his business and devoted
himself solely to mission work, being appointed
superintendent of tho noonday prayer meet
ings which his church held daily in tno church
building. This place he held until Aug. 1.
18113, when he resigned owing to his advanced
age. Mr. Lnmphii-r was never murried. He
was an undo of Thomas Hooker, an ussoclato
of Horace Greoloy on the New York Tribune.
nnd a great undo of Myron H. Jupp, now con
nected with that paper. The funeral will bo
held ut 4 o'clock Wednesday attornoon from
tho Collegiate Ileformed Church. Second ave
nue and Seventh street.
Georges ltodcnbaeh, tho Belgian litterateur.
Is dead. Ho was born on July 10.1855. In
Tournai. Ilelglum. and early In llfo wrote
verses. After he hnd written "LaBelglque"
tl88l1.11 historical poem, aud several others,
ho mado his homo at Paris, and entered the
lltorary circles. There ho wroto his most
importnnt work 111 ore, "La ltcgno
du Silence." In 1801. He wrote also
" llruges hi Morte," In which his deep
melancholy strain was brought out in sharp
lines Among his other works aro " Mub6 do
llegulnes" H804I, a novel entltl-d "La Voca
tion (180jI, and tho collection of poems called
" Les Vies Encloses" (18U1). At the Comodio
Frnneaise he hud produced his one-act piny In
verse, " Lo olle." which he wrote In 1805. He
vvuson thestullof the Figaro up to the time or
his death, and did much literary work, for that
Cant. Frederick Marcy Lynde, U. 8. A., ro
tlred.dled suddenly nt his hotel in Washington
yesterday, Ho was a native of Michigan, but
enlisted us a Sergeant in the Fourth Vermont
Infantry nt the beginning of the civil wur and
nftervvurd served as Kueond Lieutenant of that
regiment, being mustered out with that rank
InJMil'J. He then oulistcd as a prlvato in tho
First Wisconsin Heavy Artillery nnd served to
the close of tho war. when he was npoointnd
Second Lieutennnt in the regular army. Ho
hail reached the grade of (aptaln. when In
188. he was retired from active service owing
to disability contracted In tho liiiool duty.
Thomas F, Underbill of Locust Valloy. Long
Island, died at his home thore yestorday after
a long illness. He was born April 24, 1813, and
was a won of Daniel I'ndorhlll. Ho was a rep
loscntutivo of ono of the oldest Long Island
families and was the oldest living member of
the Underbill family. Ho leaves u widow.
Honriettn Bysdyk wns burled yesterday from
(he old homestead iu which sho died on Friday
at 330 Leonard street, Williamsburg. Sho was
In her ninety-third ycur. Hho was born In this
city, near tho Battery. Her brother, William
Bysdyk. was a well-known turfman. Ho was
tho owner of tho trotter Bysdyk's Hamble
tonian. Mrs. Grace Elizabeth Bice, born Burleigh,
the wife" or former Congressman John II. Bloo
ot Maine, died suddenly lust night ut hor board
ing house, 48 West Twelfth street, of upoplexr,
Hor husband practices law iu this city.
Them waa storm of con.lderablo fores central
over the extreina Northwest ynnterday. The barom
eter ws exceptionally low and the winds were high
over the UaltutaiuuilMuntina. Threitoulng weather,
with somo suow, preceded the atorni movement tn
the upper Mississippi Valley and the lake regions,
while much warmer weather waa setting in through
out the central Western States and the upper Mis
sissippi ami Missouri Tillijs. Fair weather pre
vailed In about all other districts except fur same
cloudiness in the Atlantic Btates. The temperature
remained nearly stationary in the middle Atlantic
and New Kngland Htatei, running slightly below
freezing point Iu the morning.
In tills city tho day was generally fairs lilghost
temperature 40, lowest 2d'; average hnmldlty H5
per cent., wind shifted from wait to northeast,
average velocltr 10 miles au hour; barninetor cor
rected to read to sea level at U A, il, 30.17s 3 1?. M
Tho temperature as recorded by the olllolal ther
uimietrraud also by Tuk HeVa Ibermumeter at the
stieit luvel ixsl.nwn 111 theminexid table.
itfk.il- .Van's. -MjAriii!-, Sun't
;s.o. jf.'i. Iu8, HD... w;. ifut,
ha. M ;nj w .'u or, Mai :u t,
12 ii a . ili up. M.ll Bui ot
UP. M.'ii" 111 :i7l3 Mlu tv ;i ;iij.
VlAHItlMirOS lOKM'AHr fOR TUTSPVY,
I'nr Mulue, New Hampshire anil Verm nt, snow)
warmri; lirl.k inuthnc.I-il wlnila Increasing.
l'nrMasKsi'uutrttr, Rhnile Island au 1 Connecticut,
fair, follow, il by increasing rlouilluess an 1 prob
ably light Kimn at nights Maimer; brisk westerly
1'vrtatUrn Xfv i'erk. inouior ram, prttft'td by air
in iouthfii portion, lutk tonthwriUrly vtudt tn
erratum. For th District cf Columbia, Maryland, New Jer
sey, eastern I1 iinsylvanU ami Delaware, fair, prob
ablr inrrea.lng ilnudlne.s Tuesday ulghl; light
For western New York and western l'enni Hauls,
light snow, clearing ai night; warmer southwesterly
gales shifting to nortbwcsteily,
NEW THEATRICAL MATTER.
AXTnoxr noi'E's xovel rnnoso
IX A DRAMATIC FORM,
Charles Frohmnn's Kmplre Company Be
gins Its Winter Season with n 1'lny of
llomnntlc Excitement Delin fax llrlngt
Out Tho Little Host," n Cnnvtvlnl Knrce
Anthony Hope's ability (o Invest a wildly Im
possible tain with nnnlrof prolmbllltyamounts
to genius. The adventures which ho dovlses
aro Impossible, but tho horoes and heroines
of thorn aro reasonable. That Is a rare as
soclatlon bl opposltos In fiction, and Mr.
Hope has gained renown with It. Ills
novel of "Tho Prisoner of Zonda" was put
Into dramatic form by Edward Itoso. The diffi
cult job wns well done, not alone In tho
choice of matter from tho book, butiiultoas
much iu adding to and manipulating it. Mr,
Boso nnd Henry V. Esmond havo now turned
Mr. Hopo's "Phroso" Into a rlny.which was acted
at the F.mplro Theatre last night by Charles
Frohman's ttock company. Under less export
nnd authoritative treatment (ho upshot might
havo been simply n blood-ntitl-thundor melo
drama, fit for tho Bowory, but not for Broad
way. Out tho author's saving grace In
tho book had been proserved in the
dramatization and tho representation, and
so tho play was accepted nt onco as
an extreme example of romantic stage
lltorature, just ns "Tho Prisoner of Zenda"
had teen. Tho audience, ns Alio as nny that
had evor crowded this houso, was enthusiastic.
It was vory deeply Impressed by the bost
scenes, gave close attention oven to tho worst,
tittered only onco when a situation was over
strained, nnd applauded tremendously at the
end of each act. There wns no gainsaying the
nccoptniiee of this latest output of stage ro
manticism by Hop and his collaborators. It
was n success.
Such 11 drnmarequiredextremolyconsldorate
and clever representation. It hnd to bo held
llrmtr from dropping from success Into failure.
The grip or tho actors on It was not for n mo
ment relaxed. Ono of them wns the newmem
bor of the Frohman company. Josslo Mlllwnrd,
who was Introduced at this startof the Empire's
winter season. Sho had not been forgotten
since her association on our stage with Henry
Irving, Ellen Torrv. and Wllllnin Tcrriss. But
at that time she had been subordinate. In tho
Interim she had become a lending actress In
London. Sho eamo forward last night as
J'hrnut disguised lu a boy's drees. She was
greeted heartily. The play had not gone
along many minutes beforo her protlclency
Iiroved itsolr. It was not until sho put 011 tho
more becoming gaib of her own sex. however,
that tho audience seemed to muko up its
mind about her. She was then esti
mated at hor full value, which is posi
tive. Miss Millward Is an artist, bho is
able to express any dcgieo of feeling,
any kind of emotion, without violent exertion.
Hor speech Is dear und pleasant, llergostures
are exceedingly graphic.. Sho Is graceful In
motion nnd striking in pose. Hlie is not very
young nor very beautiful, but she Is
comely of face and lithe In figure. Her
noting seems to be guided by keen
Intelligence. Mr. Favershtim plnvod tho
Englishman who bought J'liroso' Island, and
suffered many perils from his purchase. Mr.
Wheelock was his buoyant companion. Mr.
Benrimo the Turkish Governor. Mr standing
the villainous heir apparent. MWs Morettl
tho Imprisoned wife, and Miss Button tho Eng
lish girl. They and tho remntndarof tho cist
had played their parts 11 week or two in Boston,
nnd so had become practiced Iu them. It was
a good production altogether, with Unitt
scenery. Furat music und Humphreys direc
tion. This stage use of Hopo's novel is like tho ex
tra Illustration of 11 book. Pictures are made of
selections from Its episodes. The llrst act
shows tho asiasilnatlon of tho agod
ruler, the arrival of tho English pur
chaser of the Islnnd, tho rugo of tho na
tives, the imprisonment of tho Princess und
the lovout sight between her and her captor.
Tho se ond and third are turbulent with ns
much of tho novel's plots and counterplots as
they can bo mado to hold by condensation
and rapidity. The passionate, sacrificing
love of tho Princess for the gallant foreignor
Is tho dominating interest, and it holds
its own even against tile melodramntlo
excesses into which (ho action frequently rises.
A brief fourth act serves merely ns ti happy
conclusion. The piece is In tho vein of ultra
romanticism which our theatrical public
clamors for. It Is excellent of im rampant
kind. That it will be uti Empire succosb wus
settled last night beyond question.
A now entertainment at the. Herald Square
yesterday was entitled "Tho Little Host." In
so far as It was a piny at all. It wns a mere repe
tition of a hundred other farces in which a
bachelor's slipper hnd been stumbled upon by
his presumably clrcumspoet father, who had
turned out to bo moro of a rascal than the son.
Llko many of its predecessors, too. It repre
sented a lot of actresses as Tendorloln round
ers, carousers with loafers and proficients In
dissipation. The piece, the authorship of
which was confessed by Edgar Smith and Louis
Do Lnnge, wus redolent with tho humor of tho
barroom and tho gambling houso. Tho char
acters got tipsy In tho llrst of the two acts.
In a midnight spree, and by continuous drink
ing kept themselves from sobering off on n
trip to the country in tho second. This play
was bibulous from beginning to end, but tho
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next Produce Exchange. I jTB
condemnation of Its nlcohollo excess need not
bo too comprehensive. Nonn of the coarseness
or Its men was ribald. None ot the frlsklness
of Its women wns Indecent. Bosldes thoso neg
utlvo good qualities it had positlvo merits In
the way ot light nnd merry amusement. Whllo
the subject and tho small amount of story In
volved woro time-worn to tatters, wit was
abundant in tho talk and Ingenuity In ths ac
tion. No big things happened, but little things
wero Incessant, nnd a largo proportion of them
were Irresistibly funny. The laughter was fre
quent and hearty enough to provo that "Tho
Little Host" was making the kind ot success
striven for by its actors,
Tho Players did woll with the nonsense.
Delia liixwas the star of tho lot. but not tho
brightest. Something dimmed her. Sho had
no singing voice for Tier songs, nnd sho gavo
no vivacity to hor rOloof an actress disguised
as a boy. Perhaps sho was 111. In that ease
she may bo expected to assert a real leadership
ot tho company lator. The one who did It nt
veMerday's mntlneo was John C. Slavln, only
II vo feet long, but overy inch ngrotesquocome
dlsn. Ho mndo a German musical composor
ludicrous, not only through clownish antics
but also by quite legitlmato methods. Ho was
something ot n rovolatlon Eugeno O'Bourko
was unctuous ns a racing bookmaker, and so
wns Adela Ilarkor as a tlmc-hnrdennd
soiibrctte. Bobert E. Graham was tho
hypocrite of a father, and Hugh Chilvers the
rogue of n son. Mabel Bnuton was a humbug
ol an unsophisticated rural maiden. Alloo John
son was a prima donna, Emily B. Francis was
a sovero matron. Twenty-one others did vari
ous things with a smoothness und celerity
which had come ot practice. The female ma
jority wore several changes of costumos, fash
lonublo evening gowns at llrst. and rakish golf
suits nt last, with fantastic variations In the
meantime. Many songs and choruses worn
sung to easy airs, aud tno entire performanco
had a sprtghtllnoss that recommended It to
seekors ot that flimsy sort of divorsion.
ltVROT.AR WORE A JACK TAR'S SUIT.
Denounced In Court nfe nn Impostor by an
Onlcrr from the Indiana.
Joseph Sehultz, 23 years old, who said ha
lived at T.i Bowery, and Henry Walsh, 25 years
of age, who gave his residence as 20 Delancoy
street, wore arraigned In tho Yorkvlllo Court
yestorday on a charge of burglary. Pollcemou
Boss nnd Cooney of the Fiftli street station
arrested tho young men at .'o'clock yestorday
morning. Sehultz, who was dressed In a
sailor's uniform, was standing In tho doorway
of the shoe store at 4!1 Third avenuo and Walsh
was Insldo the store working at tho money
register. Tho latter had a loaded revolver In
On the band around the supposed sailor's
cap were tho words "8. 8. Indiana." Sehultz
told thq policemen that ho was a sailor on tho
battleship Indiana. The pollco sent word to
Capt. Taylor of tho Indiana, and the Captain
sent Chief Mastor-at-ArmsB. J. Keating to look
nt tho prisoner. When tho prisoners were ar
raigned Keating told Magistrate Kudllch that
Sehultz was an Impostor and did not belong to
"Capt. Taylor told me to Inform you that ho
has recently received a number of complaints
thatoueof his sailors had been swindling peo
ple." said Keating. "The Captain said he had
investigated and found that somo one hns been
masquerading under tho guise of a sailor from
the Indiana. This prisoner Is a bogus sailor. He
doesn't know u binnacle from a l:j-lnch gun."
The Magistrate Instructed the Moster-at-Arms
to tear the band from the bogus sailor's
There is no law to prevent a burglar or any
one else from wearing a sailor's uniform, '
went on the Magistrate. " but this man has no
right to wear au emblem ot the United States
Keating reached ovor for thn prisoner's cap
and the latter surrendered it without a word.
The Muster-ut-Arms tore off tho band bearing
tho word "Indiana" iugold letters and banded
buck the cap. Policeman Boss told the Magis
trate that Walsh was suspooted of being u
Western crook. Sehultz, ho added, had been
arrested beforo on suspicion of burglary. Tho
prisoners were held in S1.000 bail each for examination.
liEUKA COLLEGE EXDOWMEXT CASE.
.Iiistlro Iuiiwrll Decides That Subscriptions
tn the Fund Mint Ho Paid.
Lyons. N. Y.. Doc. 20. Justice Dunwell
handed down a decision to-day In thocontosted
Keuka College endowment case, entitled Kouka
Colleuo vs. George A. Bay. In which judgment
for tho full amount of n subscription of $500.
with Interest from date of note. Deo. 20. 1803.
is nwunlcd plaintiff. At the time the noto was
given Keuka College was and now Is operating
under a provisional charter. Ono hundred
thousand dollars In pledges wero desired to se
cure n perpetual charter, with powor of confer
ring degrees. Tho lato Gen. Magoo had prom
ised, if $20,000 was subscribed within n given
time, to giv u $.r,0(K for the general purpose of
permanentestnblUhment. By the terms of the
Ilnvnote tho $50,) was to bo paid Jan. 1,1H!7.
with 5,por cent, interest, payable annually, or.
in ease of the death of the maker of tho note,
one year from tho date of his decease. Becausn
tho entire $100,000 had not been subscribed
defendant denied liability. Ho also alleged
lack o' consideration lortho giving of the note.
Tho wording of tlio nolo In question was: "In
consideration of the founding of a college at
KcuUii Park. Yates county. N. Y.. I promise to
pay to tho treasurer of Keuka College," Ac.
Defendant held that tho college hnd not yet
tmeii " founded " lexicographically. This con
tention Justice Dunwell brushes aside. Thero
lire n host ot other cases of a similar nature
awaiting the result of this case. It was tried
at the last equity term in Penu Van.
O. H. P. DELMOXT AS A MASOX.
Ha Is Now Matter of Ills Lodge After a
Career nt Only Two Years.
Nr.wroBT. It. I.. Dec, 2H. Oliver II. P. Bel
mont to-nleht presided over St. John's Lodge
of Masons as Worshipful Master for the first
time since his election to tho offlco last week.
Ho has been a Mason for about two years, and
his advancement has boen niot rapid. His
lodgo will this year oelebrate its 150th anni
versary, nnd itB members say it is the oldest In
Thrntre Usher Loses llotli I.s.
I.loyd Wilson, n colored man of 227 West
Twenty-seventh street. Is In St. John's Hospl
tal. Long Island City, Wilson was In Wfnfleld,
L. I., yesterday morning. Ho Is employed In
Daly's Theatre as sher and was on his way to
tho theatre. A train bound for Long Island
City had just left the station when Wilson ran
to board it, Ho stlred the rail of the plntform
of the first ear, but was thrown from his feet,
and. losing his hold, rolled undor the wheelb.
Both ot his legs were badly mangled. An ex
amination at the hospital convinced Dr. Pow
ers, the house surgeon, that both tegs would
have to bo amputated. Tho operation was
performed yesterday afternoon, nnd the In
juiod mnn wns resting comfortably last night.
The surgeons said that Wilson hadafalr chnnco
Prof. Kmlth's House Damaged by Fire.
N'kw Hoohki.i.f. Dee. 20. The homo of Prof.
Frnnels P. Smith, at 77 Woodland avenue,
was partially destroyed byflio this afternoon,
Prof Smith, who used to teach chemistry at
Columbia College, Is in San Francisco at pres
ent on businesb. His wife nnd children hail
just seated themselves at the dinner table
when tho file started from un undiscovered I
eaiisii In thoaltlenf the house. An alarm was i
sent In, but the electrio system was out of '
order, und In the delay that ensued the lire got
it good start When it was extinguished the
ntllo und the second story wore entirely de
stroyed Moist of the furniture was saved, lint
it was badly damaged by water Tho loss is
sjio.oimi for the (ireenpnrt Mnsimlr Lodge,
OiiEKNroiiT. N. Y.. Dee 20.- It came to light
to-day Hint Pcconle Ixvdgo No. .'HO, F. unil A.
M nf this village has had boquentiiHil to it the
iiuiilol0.0"0 In the will nf the lain William
Hnnrv.iohi.sou, u wealthy lesldeiit nt this vll.
Inge vv ho died on Dee. 10. The decedent was a
member of this lodge. Thu lodge now meets
in the 'Corwlti building, but the members aro
already talking of sites for a new Masonic
The F. & AI. "M
Browing Co , 'JS
On Drought at nil Customer'. rB
Bottled at the Brewery , $
i and delivered direct to Famtllrs. "jS,
Pnrlt Ave.. 30th to Slat St., New York. $H
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"A Notable Event" , J9
.Eliforial.Tne Outlook. '
American Art Galleries; J
MADISON BQUAItE SODTH. - .
I..AST TEN DAYS. ' W.
Week Days fifS5k Sundays . m
HL jfcYJphwMr ?'tHI
Admission IrSjuRS Admission ,-M
SO cts. EgSr 25 cis. ,Ji
TISSOT'S ; 1
Great Pictures ' I
Sfelnwny & Sons solicit In- 'JM
apcctlou of u largo nnd select i.jK
atoolc of their regular styles ' '4jm
of Grand und Upright Plunos, , - - -SB
rmbriicIiiK some now designs "1H
recently Introduced. !Z3K
Special attention is directed '"WL
to their AIM' OEPARTMEXT SW!
nnd the nuiKiilllcciit display of . , JSf
painted, carved nml decorated
enses In choicest woods, con- -jB
forming to the architectural , ' raft
requirements of almost overy ,'' JSn
art -period. Special designs -mt
furnished upon application. mm
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107-100 Kust 14th Street, New YorlC. H
NEW CURE FOR . Jgf
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OPPENHEIMEB, TREATMENT, m
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TOVXO AROXSTAM XTEXT CRAZT. 9
Took Five Men to Overpower Wrn and Stop ' 'jjH
the Unnissi lie ITai Dolne '?3B
QnECsroRT. Deo 20. Four men nnd a peace .
officer were required early this moraine to Wk
control a yountr Jew, who had become violently - jR
insane nnd was smushlmr things rlcht nnd loft JB
in his bedroom and breaking the windows. ''38
The young man nrrlved here yesterday morn- W
inc on a train from Montauk. He gave his im
namo as Aroustam and Mild ho lived on Jeffer- :jj
son street, Manhattan. Ho has a brotherllvlne j&
hero, who keeps ,i shoo storo at Main and South '3t
streets. Ho went to stop with his brother at a jf
Jewish lodclng house on Lower Main street. Tat-
Hoon utter midnight this morning tho Inmates '"3.
of tho house were awnkoned by a se flj
rins of piercing shrieks and the noise of --fj5
cracking woodwork. Several persons rushed) ''IS
into the room nnd nnrrowly escaped bolng hit, -M
by flying missiles. Tho erar.y man had thrown m,
pieces of furniture through tho window andi ttft
was making unintelligible sounds. Ue resisted fts
and fought off his brother and several others. C.,'lc
Deputy Sheriff .lenr.iiigsnrrlvedsootiafternnd' . v
with the nssltnneo of four men overpowered, 3k
Aroustam and tied htm to his bed with a rope, ,.
Dr. T. I,. Irolnnd was then called and admin- 'Mg
(stored an opiate. This aftornoon the man had lJB
partially leeovored. Ilenecounted forhlsnttnck. jx
this morning by snylng ho had received a, SB
violent blow on Hie head at ono tlmo. He will
be taken to tho Institution at Kings Fark for 4W
THIEF CAVailT A TARTAR. -M
Thomas Murphy Tried tn Ttoli W. O. Irulo, -g
with llesulU Hnd for Himself. 'W
Mount Vensox.X Y .Doc 20. Thomas Mur" '
phy. 24 years old, is tho most penitent thief "J
who has evor been entertained nt the Mount' M
Vernon pollco bendquirters. Murphy late last" 'jS
night waylaid Wllllnin O. Irwin, the muscular jv
proprietor of the City Hnll l'a'6. and attempted A
to lob him at. North Third and I'rospeet nve- til
nues. Irwlu overpowered tho highwayman. 5
and tenrlug n Inrg" knlfo from his grasp" m
knocked him down and gnve hlinnuood thrnslu. "5
inc. Murphy lluallv legnlned his leot, and fleo- ),
lug down the avenue ran Into the arms aft W
Patrolman ThlMleion. Tho policeman toolf W
him to pollco honihimirtors. whore It was found- 'if
that ho hail been aevei'dv hurt in hip en- '
eounter wltli lrin. ami thnt ho wns bleeding ;Ji
profusely fiotn his wounds. ,?j
A Iliiegy Crush In Jersey City, V"
Frederick Ilcpenbroek of Ki Do Kalh avenue. uJp
Jersey City, whllo driving In n huxgy vester. W
day along tho county road near Tonnole ave wf
line, was run Into by William Kleiner of 1100 ,3-
Harrison avenue, Newark, who was drunk and vH
driving recklessly on the wrong side of the ,?
load. Thn buggies wore pnitly wrecked and "?JT
the men thrown out on the road. Depenhroek's jiil
horse ran nwiiy and g'illoud nlong tho Iroule- -rim
vnrd about 11 mil" nml 11 half befurn h w.ihcap BiB
tnrnd. Tho men were painfully bruNed. Ule '4&W
ners wns locked niinn 11 chargo of disorderly SI
conduct nod reoklo-s dilvlng. J9fl
round Dead In llntlwni, Ills Nerti Itrokro, -(
John Morton, A'2 years old, n lalnior, was Jtjfl
found dead yestenl.1) morning Iu tho halt of -Mm
410 West (Seventeenth street. Morton had spent m
Christmas with bis sister, Mr Clarke, who
lives on the tli'nl ll'inr He loft tho houso late ufl
I on Hunibiy night C'ironei's l'hyslolan O'Hnn- ?
Ion, who examined tun hotly. saidthat Morton's 'hj,"
neck vv.is broken Tho police of the West itam
Twentieth street station who Investigated tho JM
case snv that Morton f,, downntaiis while . tSW
under the itillue nee of ll'iuor .' 3bM,
The Absolutely Pure ji
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