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"THE MASTER MIND" A FAIR MELODRAMA I nil "f f'iiH'ilencps Designed to Show Off the Arch Crook Hero. Scene From "The Master Mind" A CHILDREN'S STORY 113 HOTEL MEN SCEPTICS :g! ON DINNER REBATES,' ft. H. Miey k Co.'i Attractions (re Their low Prices. umwDfiinnuiiiii at 40 Wall St; '3 Kni.I. sl'ITED TO DKEESH "rni of Excitement and Com plications Hendncliy to Follow. Til Muster r-i - W A ' It OUIH A v r Mlnil" At Ihr llarrla Thentrr. irnrry Neville Mnrpttn l'!nin IMimind llrees II. .11m ... .William Illlcy Hatch 11 ""' Dorothy r.nn.morn tt'Jiuit ,I:iihiirhii l,a Snlle , 1 aliiwrlnlit Hlllntt Dexter "mi Sidney Cushlnit ..i-iul IMwurd illllf.ple 1 .' M Willi at any exact knowledge us to tlir d-grce of elasticity possessed by tlio ions .inn of coincidence. It still seems, safe u say that It must be consider ably longer this morning than It was, a. .11 '.' o'clock lust night or before he porfoi malice or "The Master Mind" at the Hudson Theutre had begun. Daniel Curler, author of the new ,,,av look a linn grip on that arm and , uns to It like grim death. Kvcry. ,inc .inn- the way of the heroic vH i.ii n this new rn-.odrnmn of thut .! 'ravelled region the underworld, .-' - irh deference to theutrlcnl re 1, . renn iitt" that coincidence seems n mid word to describe the perfect cor- sp.nulinco between what wns neces s.irv for 'ho requirements of the author and wli.it happened. Hack of the new play there lay a pler.dld dramatic Idea. There were, In ,ot two thut In the hands of an ex tort playwright might have made "The Mater Mind" notably Interesting as a, pla . of Its kind. T'ure is no exaggeration In the title, r icitamly took it master mind to set into motion all the episodes that ne ar red last night. It was the purpose .f the heroic villain to avenge the .ratli "f his brother who had been con lmnnl to death by an oflicer of the ,nv wno failed to consider that the man was protecting his life and honor by h . act In order to make lily revenge Just as ,i tsf,n.tory as ho wanted It, the sort of oi er crook, the part acted by Edmund Bieese with his Ineradicable theatrical tn here somewhat more suited to his Uk than it always Is, brought on rjhree H'ellites in his profession from tin Woji He had a wonderful knowledge t' crooks and their pasts. o he wai nle 1 put his linger on just the ono hp needed. The most important of his crocks in the case under consideration a." night was a young girl who had encc saved the man who had convicted fie brother of the hero. Here we pause t let thin complicated situation, almost the strongest tug of all at that poor, d l.-ed arm, sink In. The girl from the West who Is posing tn two other crooks as a family I-mnptly marries the man she saved and made so grateful that he had been 'onkmg for her ever since to make her y wife. That was what might have ria-- this puzzling heir merely a Monte 1 - ' Hut he was a combination of Sherlock Holmes and the Dumas hero, .-. he quietly sent out West for the , - - lover he knew about him. too ti'l arranged for the wife, her former .ind present husband all to meet - a room of her home late at night. " o lowi is there to rob or pretend to. - . ilain is there to- let his victim see w-v sort of a girl he Is married to. and wmnnn is there for dramatic pur jwi ..ni . H i the young woman is ahle to jmve that she never did send for her rM Liver and never wanted him. Her 1 'Jkind is now a candidate for Gov ctrnr The villain is going to tell erMhing he knows about him. So ri''qu.esi es in all the ugly things v 'lain tells her husband about her, - .' U a having sent for her lover to r-'h house of her rich husband pi tirn take her away with him. sv 1 -.ius the falseness of this charge I" i fusing to leave her husband or O'ni" with her old lover when her I -K nd tells her to. Then he realizes in,v -he has not locn untrue to him. ?. f, heroic vllluln does not succeed i r .-thing his enemy altogether. His nerr- 'if revenge is complete in that mute him retiret from public life. 1 tins I'ome to care for the girl v- earned the victim of all this un erriv,,r!rl idottlng: so he lets him alone ' 'an with his wife in domestic peac rr i .iai.-al obscurity. F.lmjnd Hrrese did not have a cloven 1 of nor wear the customary red trap . Trs- ..f M.'phistopheles. But he pos '.'"! .ill the certainty and repose of ' I'.intr Intruder. Why he was r.f ' inn out of the country home, '". was the srene of the last three 'f ' a.- poesible only to an nuthor "' r nijraina to understand. He in '"' rr.1 ino.v impudently In the nf f 'j 1 i. rybod. LYSISTRATA" FOR SUFFRAGE. rl.ioi.h.n... n.. i:ull.h .t the ....... ... Mnxlne Clllntt Thenlrr. tol.lriiU' At the Mailnr Klllntt ' Thftr. I ' - i Isobfl M-ron I ' Ml9 U Fit-niirt ! " - Klorenre ierrlh I 6 ' ' .Udlih Harwell ... Mr5 .lames I I.lilngtton ' - N'Uholati Joy rranrMIn J. Walls 1 llanlrr .Mabail ' '"'itiii n-twurd Coward ( h -iMn Cinn Cuthman Martse Jlactlona Stanley Ilonaon I '' ' " 1 . . tiydncy Carlisle ' , Malcolm Morley ' " Mrs llatrlnt SUinton Hlatch "f..ie tho curtain at the Maxlne Thratie yeateiday afternoon to '"s t tr.se who had made itosslblo the . '"'1 i' I.-.. i .if Ailstophanes's "Lyslstrata' shr ,i ,i ,int conceal her regret that the w. i.. f fjrreie In that early day did ' lav- direct Instead of Indirect In ''' ' - to help their cause and their Oli '.1 . 1. the itpeiiker concluded with the " g observatloii that under such cli 'i '.iii.es there might not havn b-en ,J ' Pla.v as the oxjmody of Aria 'ie . . dtid she left the stage with the net !. v agreeing that it wa-s some com-, "-""tjon tu have this drama to-day even' ' Ui' women of Orecco never had the bJlot 1 's stiata ' lias coma to be the comedy! uffniise CSahrlelle Itejano had, of f " -e no such doctrinal purpose when " tnadf Maurice Ponnay prepare a icr- '" for lha (Jymnase Theatre in I'arlt than twenty years ago. M. Donnay '! . not hrtltate tu declare thut he had The figures are those of Edmund taken advantage of every nuugestlou of that wit In the original which would b- likely to appeal to the I'uils public Thus the combination of the Imagina tion of the original and the additions which might be inspired by the imagina tion of a boulevard playwright was some thing that even Paris had to take In limited quantities ; hut the piece was at , least once lafr r-vlved In !Pectacular Laurence llousman was the translator of the version seen yeterdu. Gertrude Klnraton ued It to open tin- little theatr whl'h she conducts in London, and it is said that London rather liked It at the time. I tls In two acts and an Interlude, i and the scene yesterday afternoon was a street In Athens, with the Acropolis In lhMthf. kinetophone, which is a combina- nacKKrounu ana a ui-uim v ... .. -. Ing landscape There were ap)ropiir i costumes, sometimes strikingly tasteful la their blend and color. The long role of I.ytMrata was de claimed with eloquence and variety by lsobel Merson. who Is a member of John Kellerd's Shakesjiearlan company now acting at the Harden Theatre Nicholas Joy. who used to be in one of "The Hlittertly on the Wheel'" companies, was I'iiusliiji. flrt of the yielding husbands; Kdward toward gave a striking and lgor- ous representation of th conimttteeman s scene, while the old inn were amusingly acted bv Stanley Howson. Sviiney Car lisle and Miilrolm .Morel. Mrs .lames r... ... I I. itii.n(iii Mru I'ttin l'.vnn. M rs I'MUlir --- . t .... . 1.- t V'..lle I Kirren '"KNuV' Stewart. H,h ! Harwell and Mildred orme were some of l,e others who took imrt. The chorus ' ineimieii mis charlotte PeUfieiil. Miss I Morris. Mls Gertrude r.vnch. Miss llm- ork. Miss Katherlne i:enti, .Miss Lons, perfect synchronism of sound and no-Mrs.- Klehnrd Clusolm Miss Alice Kin- ) Df,c(, c.aied before the camera stein. .Mrs. I.. l.oii .nss .narm. in. .urs, , 1 Tiril.'.. '"' i.l ...". ...'. . vVJT t u itA .r.i: i I uiKer. , man. Mrs. Lyle Kviins Mahan. Pr. Sutton. Summer." sung with a Mr. Thompson. Mr. Cuhmnn. Hugh I violin obllgato and piano accompanl Johnbon, It. C. Beadle. William Watt. Intent, Indicates tho perfection of the In- lolaus, a (Sretk dancei from Chicago, I ventlon had the dances In charge and was as- I tj,,. nuiliencp lit I'roctor's l'lfth Ave slsted by a orps of young laciy dancers ml( Tlu,nlrn yrst(.riii,y afternoon was iney were ine ..usse oeumn nr . ,,. Crane. Uuell and Whitman. Charles Knoblauch bad charge of the performance. 1 ...1.1-1, ..iir,..,.ti...r netif-hifni THE WEEK"S THEATRE CHANGES. I'rogrmninr. r lit the ( omhlnntlon I'lny bouses. The West L"nd Theatre last night of- fered to uptown theatregoers "Ituthfr foid and Son.' with the same company that recentls Introduced the play so suc cessfully at the Little Theatre "Snow White" Is to be seen every afternoon ex cepting on Saturday On that day It will be given at 11 o'clock In the forenoon "The Commuters," the amusing fauq of Huburban life, which James Korbes wroiu several jeuin .s'. is .-vc , all week at the Harlem Opera House The stock company produced It theie last night for the first time In this city undei uch circumstances. Chfiuneey Olcott 1 making the longest ...... ... .!. .,n rinnrq lln.lln fli.lt fl.la siy uic .,,,,.. W..V... ...... . 1 1 .. VCi.i l,l Tlifitr h:iG L'ni.n n In.1"1 years Hut he will not be seen there after this week In "The Isle of Dreams." which his audiences have so much ad- mired COL. ROOSEVELT IN MOVIES. Cherry Krnrtnn'n films Mi cm I'renlileiit In frlenn Hunt. new set of motion pictures ot wllri life and hunting Ins game, this time shown i There were seeral Interesting sclei -and described by Cherry Kearton. had I tlnns b .Mi. H.nreie. who was itccom thelr firt public presentation in this eltv nanle,i i)V nnmo L.ih.ite. ntme. .-mrt una. esiema anti u". ' '".'" " 'rii.i.rtti - .. in ,..t vtrivrpiirflin siitet I'la house in West Torty-elghth stuet Cul Thetslure MOOEeieu. w no was hon In some of the pictures. Introduced Mr Kearton He told the audience, which filled the theatre, that ns tho pictures would show that he was present when some of them wete taken h could guaran tee that the were not nature fakes. The pletuies, which were unusually clear, showtsi wild animals In Horneo, Ini a. Afilea anil nie kockv .Mountains. Mr Kearton's running description of the pletuies was tullim eno.ains The pletures and lecture w'll he ie peated this afternoon FLORIDA Winter Tours Feb. 6, 20, March C ROUND TRIP lVoin NKW VOIIK SPKCIAL PHI.I.MA.V TRAINS To and from Jacksonville on IVhruary Tour. In Jackbonvllle only on Mairh lour Independent Travel in -Florida Tickets tor February Tour food for two weeks, Including date of tour! tickets fur March Tour good ualll May 31. Full particulars of C STIMIDS, D. P. A.. WM. I'F.DHICK, Jr.. A I). V A , MS I'lflh Avenue, New York Clt Pennsylvania R. R. 1 Breese and Sidney Cushing. TALKING PICTURES nDTTPnT JITTnTDWPDC foniianco oi "t'avallen.i Itusticatm" was Uliljlllll I AUUlCnlJnii ""' reaiin-at-anc of Mr f.iruso a 7ix XLiJJlUll 1 nUVlUHWUU Ma H(, n ,.,, . lt.,.a,.ntV ilN 0(, .liomi(, Mnstri. S()W s ,.A on1 iino With .IUH IIIIU JMIHg Ullll Movies Screen. Thomas A. Udlson's recent Invention. ,iim ,,f ,m,ti,m nlctiires and the tihono- graph, had Its tlrst public demonstra tion yesterday afternoon on the stages of four different theatres, Procter's Fifth Vvpnt""' l' Keith's fnlon Sipiare, the Colonial and the Alhambra The kinetophone Is a machine which provides for perfect synchronism of voice with action: it makes moving Pic- lrM nn.l Ih. unllnili frnn. n lihnnm-rjn.li ', , ., , , Jibe. hlle the Invention has been per- fected. only a limited number of nub- Jects have so far been taken. At the four theatres yesterday only two reels were show ii. The tlrst motion picture shown this "' ''- . -'-"iption "f h" invention. A mans figure in photograph on the screen describes through the phonograph the workings of the invention nnd demonstrates tho bark at the nroiier time: a falllnL- nlate , , . , , : smashes not n second too late and "The ....,.. ,.,Uf.. ,,., tirt,.,i .,i, ,v, J.' . n," movies, and so far forgot It - self ns to applaud after the song and nerore tne picture was iintsliei!. It was unfortunate that the second and last reel did not indicate more ,(.,), t depleted nn old fashioned ' minstrel show. The solos and choruses went splendidly with the action, but gave the audience no oimortunlt v to judge Just .what the effect would be' when n m.iilern mnllnn olelnro .,lo.- -n uroiliicnl. CONCERT AT MRS. BUTLER'S. irn.....i. ... IToere.1. .o to s,,,. ( hnrl.le, aiielntlon. Another of the concerts for . harltv that .... , . , interest socKm.v in the Lenten season was glen yestenla aftei noon at the house of Mrs. I'rescott Hall Hutler, 21 I'.itk a e - for the Item-fit of the N. w Ymk i cit visiting commltt. e of tli Charities Aid Association The were Trauels Itogeis, barytone. State artists (Seurge Iianere, flutist, and lliuno Huhn, who was at the piano. Mr. lingers sang a group of old l'renth sotigy, among them the 'Angeliis" and "Cattle Song" rttid Itubinsteln's "Per Asra." Seccln's "Love Me or Not,' and Lungi del raio Hene," li S.irt.. I tave i.aiiRenus. . lann-t. .Mr. llulin l.eng i at the idiinn. . u ..i....n Anioni: the natronesres ores, nt wete Mrs .Mrs. William i nureii tt)Oin. Cleveland II. Podge, Mrs. Atthur Stuart Wak-ott. Mis. Hob-it H. Minium. Mrs Morris W Kellogg, Mrs Itlilniid Irvln. Mis. Austin Heekscher, Mrs. Charb-s L. Tlftany, Mis Howard van Sinilenu, Mis. Wlllard U. Stialght, Mis llilborne L. Itoosovelt, Mis. Oeorge MeAneii, Mrs. l'rancls C. Hulow, Mrs Chester Clark Hoynton, .Mrs w alter Shaw Hi. wsii r, 'Mrs llensell T:ivlrir Ml- Until l.,Pr-... Mis. Heiny Oothous, Miss Helen C J Jut -lei Mrs. Hdvvard W Sheldon, Jlrs. Haul 1 Tiickermnn, Mi" S Sldue.v Smith it ml Mls .losephinti Wisher Others wen- Mrs. 1'iedeilek Lee, Miss Hlt-anor II Joliiison. Mrs Hdvvard S. Darkness, Mrs. William H Hire. Miss Hairlitte Hoger", Mrs Holaml Hedniond, Miss Louisa Irf'O Schuyler, Mi Hiram W Sibley. Mrs. Norman S. Walker, .Ir., Mrs, ". (irnut La I'arge, Mis liordon Iieluud, .Miss Hniin.i N Iielaml, .Mrs Hdwaid H. I'owh-r, Mrs. (Ieorge A. ; Crocker, Mis. 1 L. Cianforil, .Mrs 1'red crick Hillings, Miss Anna H. Hvans, .Mis. William K. Draper, .Mlsi Clara Irvln 1 Mrs. Kvorett H. Wheelet Mrs. Clinton Crilberl, Mrs. lingerie A William H. Wheeloek I hllbln and Mis. , ei-Iilie. llfritrlct llnrriidcii Cniura In Heatrlce llarraden, tho Hugllsh novelist. J coin. ' who arrives to-morrow on the Mliinetonka. I III the second nil the nephew has won and Gertrude Athertim are to speak ouitlie uncle's gold and hidden It in a tlog I "The I'rogrcss of Women ' on Weilnestlnv I kennel The m,ni,,. nt tho iclatlves, j morning at 11 o'clock In the Ik rkelt y I who attempt to sihcv the miser that he I Theatre. Ill West l'ortv-fourth street, under ' lias been lohlied. induces the oldei m.in 1 the auspices of the League for Holltli.il induration Miss llarraden will tell of the latest phases of the woman movement in Hnglaud ami Mrs. Athertou will de. srrlbo some of her experiences In Call furnla duiliur. the Hresldentlal campaign "liacnscl mid Ureter IVcd ii" n Preface to Muengiii's One Acl Opcrn. .M.MK. II0MK11 AS THE WITCH .Mr. CnriiM) Appenrs Once .More i Erring l.over of the Se ductive Lola. 'I he lllleelith week of the M'.toli a' the Metropolitan Optra llou.e becan Ut nlKlit in the present i' of an audience larK'' enough to give joy to the soul of i the impresario The offering was one of thoe double lulls which have become mi Kiiiilar since .Mec-rs. MRj-eagni and IjeoncHvallo itirni-lii'd tin- operatic stngi' with two short tragic worlc of apparently pertiianeiit K)pularity. Together "('aval leria UuMic.iim " and "l'agliaeci in teret the public, despite the fact that 1 the similarity of their dramatic motives 'and musical treatment makes their com bination deoid of (titntilating variety of sty hi. roitiniMtelv Liielbert llum)erilinnl creatiii In "llan-el unci (Jretel" a tyie of opera which is as fur rornooved from that of the Ma-cugni and I.eoiifinallo . works as one of (SrimmV fairy i lilies tlolii a tragedy or M'liwer H.uiei unit (Ireiel" unite well with either of the one a t operas refrirctl to and it is given at the MetnHiliuiii sometime with oii laud again with the other. Uist night tit was the turn of "favalleiru Jtiisiie.itia" t i bring tiiwui the slag'j Hie elemental passion of us Suiliati villagers after the bulie in the wood had put the witch to roat in her own oven, lilieiated the I gingerbread children and been restored , to iiicarinsoi tneir parents. I Tlie cast of the liimiperdinck oK-ra i w-as the same a on other occasion thi i 'season, except that Mine Iomm Homer: returned to h r old role the Witch In thi- part Mine. Homer I most liapp . 1 She employs a Uilful treatment of tlie ' voire in delivering the dialogue with line humor and her anion i artistically graphic. Mines Mnttfeld and A ten ' res'ated their capital nnx'rson.'itiom. (of the two children. Mr. Hertz conducted I riw. .wi.i.i-i i ..nirtt r i.i..p... I.. ...... Imiin in the I'onenvallo work, and on the whole the part is on- which gives a Is'tter opportunity for the (INiil.iv of hi pr'ent methods. In the Mascagni work. however, .'in audi-ntf enn alwav. enjoy 1 hi deliv i very oi xne sereimno ueninu ttio .thedii..twitb.s,iriu;-.-a.thedriiik- on ruin ing oiig and the farewell to the mother j I he Santu::n last evening was Mine. fiaiNki. a conscientious and capable ' i'lauvelt of KocKian.i ana .ssemoiy interpretor of the role, and Mr (Silly sang j man .1. I.. I'.itrle of Greene county. The Wfo excellently. The conductor wan principal object of the bill Is an (iiorgio I'olacco I n,,Unced to be lo reduce the expense 'I'linse In I lie ndlrlier. Society continue it. attendance at the I oiera and the audnnce ol last night wa , iuitea. notable a any early in the winter. Mif. Ugdeti .Mills, wlio Has not iK'etl at tlio opera, was in I er accu-torned how , wearing a gown of l.l.tck velvet and ll,',m oniinieius ....i.s .iina D.inos. wno "'V '" " '"- " ol I iUle lilili, lulltie velvet . Mn, c'luirl"-. Carroll, wearing a gown 0f ,nck velvet, a coronet and corsage orintuents of diamonds, and Mrs Hubert (5i-le: , whoe gown w.i of whit" and pile-t ro" colored sitlliwitll touches of 1 tvrie at the tnrag, were with Mr ' Ogden (loelet. whoo gown was of palest j lil ic satin ctlsi with wiute tulle Wiih Mrs. Vanderbib were Mrs. Charle II llilll, ....... ul. UF.. .1,1.. i.i,,.. i... ' caded satin, and Mrs. H Horace (iallarm vwioso tuwii wi oi -iei sauu sjKiugiisi with silver Mr Vanderinlt wore a gownol white .itm and a -tole of ermiii". l- , l , I .. I . .IV. i i ' ' . .V " . .. S.IUI1 nroeiitiu comoiiesi iwi cryxai svuigbsl net. and Mr. Joseph Sttcknev. whose gown was of silver gray satin brocadinl with blacU. w're with 'Charle II Ae,nnler With Mr llichard (iambri'l wer Mr .Hid Mr Henrv Itoeer Wmtbr.iu and Mr and Mr. llViirv W Hull Mr- I (iambrill wore a gown of white brocade ; . , , umiv.. se.iri oi rerise gauze , lr Hull Cf.tume wa or etnerahl gn en velvet embroidered with gold and Mr ""'r "ne . koh oi inn,. nui channeiie Tho Harone i Meyer, wearing white satin combined with black jelled net. wa with Mr- l'-dward N' Hreituni:. who wore a gown of pale-' lilac satin flnihed at th corsage wuh crystal spangled white net Mr. Siniuel Welldon. in old ro-e satin, i Was with Mrs Mlmm M. Hlirdell whosu gown wa of white satin spangled with siher Willi Mr and Mr .I.une II Taylor were Mr and Mr Nel-ou IJurr '.ind Mis Kleanor 'I'avlor Mr Tavlor'sl gown wa o eei i-e elvet, Jlrs Hurr wore ( m:il(. jlor, WIth ,,,,. I ol sable and Mi Tavlor gown wa of '"'IV"' '."red satin and clulToii Mr (tottdhue Living-ton. wearing old ' r.p V(,ht xnWi ltll lu, an, Ml r.vt'lyn lluiden. whir-e civtunie was of 1 emerald gn en selvei einbroidertsl with eolu- V.i r'' "'"" M" Henrv t e-wn. who wore silver gray satin wiled with idaik IH-t Among the tit her tn th" auilience were Mr and Mr Henrv I'aiish. .Ir . Mr and Mis Pougla Hobinson. Mr. ami Mrs James II Duke. Mr ami Mr (ieorge I; linker, .lr . Mr. .ind Mrs .lame H Liisti. Mr ami Mr- ugu.t n ltnout. Mr, ami Mrs morv Htlges, I .'tiimander and Mrs .1 W Miller. Mr and Mrs dam- H llaggin. Mr and Mrs I'ayne Wlntiiev. Mr and Mr I D'Donnell Isehn. Mr mid Mr Lewi l-ehii, Mr and Mis William i; llenjamin. Mr and Mr A H H 1'ratt, Mts (ieorge Henrv Warien. Mis-deorgl.i Williams .ind im (' Sch-rmerhorn. IRISH FLAYERS' NOVELTY. Dinner's linlil" Im I, nil)' llregor) Hiiterliilnlng Coined). "liiimrr'- (ttilil"- t Itplla ll.--i.iii Inlfv Kll n in . It.ilph Itr-i-l.i.i .... l-.tll It k Klr .tn Minion Ntl.tni! Wnltiti 1'- 'llietitie. Sji i AHtrtioil Hul -it' I Mi i a in . I M N.iilc.n ... Ar-hur Sliuuir !' VVriihi The Irii'h Hlaytrs at Wallaclt's Tlientr olfered lu.t night a comedy In two acts called "P imer' Hold," by Lady illegal), for the Hist tune In this country, and to finish the bill "The Showing Hp of lll.tneo I'osiut." whbli has ulrcady been seen heie, was given lu "Daniel's Hold' 1'itUi. Morii and Untjih, believing that I'uttirk ii'Oirnii, u miser aim men lei.nive. i ill almost to death, go to his home to arraiise matters, i only to he put out hv fnlnck. who l much nine, i'.hiiih Nun mi. a nephew of .ill four, who has .1 snide gold piece whi- Ii I I'lttnck (It slits bei,iie It Will keep Ills I .ilinest full money bag from Jingling w hen , i, fci,.i i. ,..i ,i,,.,. ,,i.i- , u.. to decline that his in plow Is n mini of business, nnd tint leave logetln l lo get .Some plelisllrt floin t'lt- goltt I To. night ' Ivniiiii'i i-.Ni-II.iiilio,io. bv . W H Veats, and 'Tho liaylst) of thu I Western World" will be glveo. In 1808 the legisla ture, in amending the charter of the Manhat tan Company, reserved for the State the right to take 1.000 shares of its capital stock. The right was exer cised, the capital was increased for the pur pose from $2,000,000 to $2,050,000,and the State still holds these shares. It owns no other bank stock. We desire the active accounts of merchants and manufacturers, and will extend them ac commodation in keep ing with their standing and credit. Bank of the Manhattan Company Cnoital 2050000Surolus S4 100000 iNEW ELECTION LAW i AIDS INDEPENDENTS Democratic Party liill (Jives Progressives First Pri maries This Fall. NOMINATIONS MADE EASY Senator ItliHIVelt SllVS .Measure Uoes Further Than Plat form Pledges. Ai.iu.n. Keb. IT The adminl.s;ratlon bill, proposing election law reforms ad vocated by the Democratic platform Ujt fall introduced In the Lcf of legis lature to-night by Senator Clcorge A. of conducting an election and to elim inate some of the red tapo. Some of the features of the bill are: "Kliinin.itliig printing and publication of enrolment and registry lists exiept in Oval a. til i.l!iui rftl.u "UeduclnR from four to two the number f cunmssloners of Election who may be unpointed m all counties except those constituting the city of New York "Heduelng from four to two the number of rt glstiatlon days in all districts where personal registration Is not required. "HeMning the present law dealing with ptllinr and elect. or. da tickets In order to make them less cumbersome and ex pensive. "Herniating the Progressive party to participate lu the ofrlnal primaries of 'Lni'our.icing Independent designations b n-duting to ft per cent, of the vote u' the l.i-t pteeedlng giiUrnatorlal election the number i-f lgn.iturts retpilreil to in- '"-"- (lepfndent petitions and by Increasing Hv t t. n days tb time within which they ma be tiled. "Abolishing personal registration In rural districts and xlllages having less than f..0ita population. "Kmpowerlng communities to decide whitln-r ot.ng machines shall be used,' In addition to these provisions Sena tor Hlauvelt said the following changes might be Incorporated in the bill 1-efore it is finally offered for passage. "Humiliation of tin- power of dcslgna tlon by party committee-, the use of the p.nty emblem on primary ballots and the signature letnilremetit on registration day. "Heglstratlon of commercial travellers by nffid.n it "A revision of the primary law bring Ing primal y day on the first da of reg istratlon. theteby shortening campaigns ami Insuitng a larger vote at primary elections " "The pemoeratie majority In both the Senate and As-enibly," said Senator Hlauvelt to-night. "I united on the bills. It will be found, I think, that we propose to go even further than the pledges made In the Democratic plat form at Svracuse" He continued: "l-"onn-rI Ii required 1.500 names to a petition to nominate for mrmltet of As- emhl;, even in ,i count) of 3.500 elee. tops I'nder tlie proposed law It would retpore but r, pi r cent, or about 150 in the same i.iuntv "Manv ttf the m.-mheis nf the con ferenee committee ih sire that the signa ture t lallse. tile letentloil of the pattV inblem .ind thr power of designation by the county committee be eliminated. ' THE MIRACLE" SUPERB SHOW. Meniillfnl I'leliirea, 1'lne llmle nnd Dig I hitrils Togrtber, "The Mh.i'Io" moving pictures of the spectacle wiih h I'rof Max Helnhardt pro. dured Willi great success In Hurope were saown last nlcht at the Hark Theatre. The strikingly be.uitlfiil pictures with an appealing stoiy were supplemented by the inusv b) Hnelliert Huniperdlnck pl.i)ed hv the HusMriii Syrnphnii) Urchestra under the leadership of Modest Altschulcr and the effect of leall.-ni of the cathedral -idles was heightened b the singing of s lerrd music hv choristers. Th- pletures showed the cue that Hrof Helnliaidt tak-s in the building up of a pantomime and his superior skill in the handling of l.i'g" group of peoples. The effect w.i- more than that of u-ual "Innvle ll.tvs." for tvoiv detail of the acting was so well expre.stl that the Impression was that of a well trained, thoroughly com petent company enacting a wordless play Upon the stage. PUJ0 WITNESSES UNPAID, I- pert Aceoiiiitniii Writes tn Speaker ( lurk Vlioul Illll. J some of tho-e who appeared before the i p,,,,, , ommittco m nlnngtoii are finding It hard to onllo. t their expenses for tint trip. Among them Is I'erley Morse, expert nc imin.'ltil who looked into the affair ot the lloekitig pool lie was called as a witness. tool, dot uuieiits and several assistants to Washington, stayed there for two days wilb hi a istants in a lintel and tes ifled on December it "1 have not been nble to collect a ii-ni ft ci III the coiiliuitlet-," said Mr Morse. "More rhan two month have gone by since my set vices were loiidt-red and I have now writ'en a Idler to tint Speaker of the ll-iu-e of llepre-eptalives. My hill Is for $'.'io 7"t, nut) it i over railroad lure lor myself nnd 1 1 v iisiiiits, hotel an meal charge and $3o a day for my own services, 1 be lieve that some of the hg bankers and brokers who have testified have al-o been umble to ijol Iciek ibelr evtienues " Fear ltrctdin's Plan to Return 10 Per Cent, of Cheeks Won't Work. YET THEY'RE WATCIUNU IT 'Would Take All My Profits," Says Jack Dunston Origi nator Sanguine, However. Hotel men and big restaurant keeper.-! are watching with interest a plan of tlio Hotel Ureslln management to solve the tipping problem by returning to each customer 10 per cent, of a chsck of 50 cents or more for food, the Idea being, while not directly stipulated, that at least 10 per cent, of the check Is to go to the wulter as a tip. Apparently there is nothing to pre vent the customer, whether he lives In tho hotel or just comes In for food, putting tho 10 per cent, reduction In his pocket. That Is left entirely to tho customer. The Hreslln management Insists that It hus not Increased Its price of food to meet tho 10 per cent, offset. On the contrary tho Hreslln folk say that there will be no extra charge to tho customer. Of course he does not to have to limit his Up to the 10 per cent, discount. He may add to It If he thinks the servlco worth more, or. ns other hotel men pointed out with considerable comfort, lie may give the waiter nothing. The Hreslln management is con vinced, however, that nothing can stop lipping, so It do.s not fear that the dis count will remain with the customer. When the Hreslln plan was mentioned to other hotel men yesterday they were shy nt being iuoted on the subject. Some of the men spoken to smiled and said it would never work. Thomas M. Milliard, managing director of the Van- derhllt, perhaps best expressed the general attitude of hotel men on the subject as follows: "We have nothing to do with tipping. We do not recognize It, It is a matter for the public to deal with." It was, about live days ago when there appeareil on tho menu cards at the Hotel Hreslln this printed announce ment : "Ten per cent, reduction on all checks over JO cents." The patrons of the hotel were puzzled. As a result D. H. Mulligan, manager of the Hreslln, the originator of the Idea, has been answering questions about It all the week. He says he Is pleased with the result so far and ho believes those who eat at the hotel arc pleased. He said: "Some eight months ago I began to think alsmt this tipping question. I read In the newspapers and heard from cus tomers that there was great objection to tips lielng pnid to the lys and women who check hats nnd wraps at hotels. We have women here and I felt It would lie an easy matter to solve the problem. 1 gave the young woman hat checker $15 a month and her Isjard. Compared with the pay of women who work In stores the hours they have to stand on their fet nnd nil the rest it was very good pa v. I gave Instructions that no tips wera to lc accepted. "What happened'.' Une day I discovered that this woman was accepting tips 1 spoke to hr aliut it She admitted It and said there was no way of getting around it Hven my brother and my best friend gave her tips, although they knew my orders. She told me that they would watch until I was not looking and then slip a tip Into her hand. "tit thei more If a man came In with n woman and the hat cheek clrl refused a tip the man wns insulted and so was the woman with him. 1 saw that plan woudln't work, so I went back to the. old hat check tipping, which is often re ferred to as piracy and brigandage. "Then I hit upon this scheme of return Ing 1') per cent of checks for f d If tho check whs nioro than 50 eents. So far it seems to have worked splendidly. No one has complained and tunny persons have expressed satisfaction with the nr rangemint. I have not added one cent to food prices, fif course on a rmall check the saving tn the customer Is not so great. Hut suppose a dinner costs $10, or, as Is otten thy case, $L'o, 10 per cent of either sum Is a generuus tip for ii waiter. "Hut the great saving Is to persons who l(ve permanently in the hot.-.. You take m per cent, or wnai tney pay )eariy tor food III the hotel and It means a couple of hundred dollars. That Is no small Item, and the waiter who gets that sum as a regular thing Is bound to be satisfied "I haven't spoken to other hotel men alsjut this, it by should I? Don't soni of them provide bath robes and slippers for guests without extra charge" I don't do that 1 would rather pay r waiter $75 a month ami N.ard and have tin tip ping, but would the others do If Of course not The result would be that I would have nothing but poor waiters." Mr. Mulligan did not see how he was going to lose money by his plan. In this other hotel men did not agree with him, although tney declined to express any criticism of anything Mr. Mulligan prvUMised to do. Hut John Dunston, who la familiarly known as Jack and keeps n restaurant at Torty-third street and Sixth avenue, couldn't figure It out. "My net profit on tho fivexl I sell H only 10 per cent.," aaid Mr. Dunston. "Now how could I afford to return that to tho customer? I would bo in busi ness for my health nlone. Maybo Mr. Mulligan will make it go, but 1 don't know how." One ihotel man said that when the restaurant which is now George Hec tor's then O'Donnell's started out 25 per cent, of a check for a dollar or more was returned to tho customer, although them was no understanding that It was to go to the waiter as a tip. Accord ing to the hotel men this plan was a failure. All .rjne hotel men agreed that tipping oould not bo abolished, nnd they ad mitted they would watch the Hreslln plan to see what happened, WOULD BREAK ECKERT'S WILL. nn 4 lini-trr Ciiimiilmcy lief mnileil lllm or lit Share nf Slit, 00(1, 0(10. The suit of James Clendenln Kckert for hnlf tho estate of Ids father. Gen Thomas T. lCckert, for many years pres. Ident of the Western l.'nlon Telegraph Company, went to trial yesterday before Supreme Court Justice Circt-nbuum and a Jury. Tim plaintiff Is suing to set aside tho will lenvlng the bulk of the $3,000,000 estate to the elder son, Thomas T. Kckert, Jr., on the ground thut the document was executed through fraud. The attorneys for the plaintiff said that sensational testimony would be In troduced during the trial, which will occupy n week. (Jen. Eckert died on October 'JO, 1910, and a year later his son Thomas married Miss Minnie llgati. formerly h muld nt tlio Waldorf, who bad been the General's housekeeper for soma years. The rase goeii on to-duy. Hirill Squirt, IroKwir, 34t to 35th St. &wiatb nutlet You will be interested to learn that the errors in Macy's delivery are less than lrc. We have greatly re duced it by years of careful worl:. Of course, even lr, means that there will be some errors, and if you are so unfortunate as to have one, we hope you will not judge us b the one time that goes wrong, but will rather judge us by the 99 time that go right. ) muu hum M.nttrruLTm-T raw 10U CEIL FOR SAYING LEGAL GRAFT. Aulonioltlle Mnn Wouldn't A piilnglre tu Court or Pay I'lne. "Legal graft" was the way Lauritz Johansen, nn automobile dealer, of t;U West 134th street, character!.! d the $1 fine Imposed by Magistrate Q'Connor In the West Side court yesterday upon .lohnn- sen's chauffeur. Otto Machor. bec.iuse Jo hitnsen's automobile was smoking on Sat urday afternoon on Hreiadwa) . Johansen used the expression ns hecinut In to pay the fine. Despite a caution bv one of the court attendants he reptatvil his remark until the Magistrate huitd him and called him before tin beneh, where he refused to letraet. A charge of disorderly conduct wa entered against him anil he was lined jtn Johansen said he would go to Jail be fore he would pay. He went .to a cell. CITY JOTTINGS. Surrogate Noble In Jamaica vcsteril.iv admitted to probate the will ot William 11. Kvvbank of Flushing, who tllt.l re cently. The estate, estimated Ht $100 Olio Is left in trust for Annie Cvvbank cousin, nnd at her death go-s to riushms Hospital and St. Ceorge's Chinch, riusii Ing. Heniy Schulling, aged in, "7 Nessms avenue, South Ozone I'aik, ijiirent then suddenly etn the rear isireh of his to to yeslertlav. Some time bcfoie he so fered a stroke of apoploxv. and wa 1. Oi by the second one Dr. Heiijaniln S Van .lie of r,;- Mm roe street, the sixty -seven-vear-. .1.1 nli slclau arresttsl Saturday night th.'-gen with attempting to ln-iPe p. chcrles H nil of the Kings Count. Mo-pii.ti was held for trial vestcrd.i) l v Coin I .bulge Dike in Hrookl.vn in b.nl oi ). m Indestructo Line Marks the Progressive Merchant It Stand for Quality ant) Protection to You. The popularity of the lndetrurlo trunk can not be questioned. No matter where jou travel, you will find tlie complete Indetlrui to line displayed in the best store ol every city Does this immediate acceptance by th; most expert merchandisers of the country nicin inything to you? It should mean that vou are buing not only Indestructo quality and the Indestructo guar antee, but yon are buing the wise judgment of the merchant in whose rtore ou make your purchase. ( Talk to the man who will sell ou an Inde structo trunk and you will find that he ftels better equipped than his competitor who stilt confines his baggage lines to the old style square cornered box. It is not necessary for )ou to hunt to find the Indestructo dealer in our city. Pick out the best and most progressive mer chant and there jou will find an Indestructo trunk waiting for ou. Whether ou travel little or much ou should have an Indestructo trunk. It will icpay you many times over in sincere travel wevr. Do not wait until the old trunk goes to pieces and leaves you baggageless. Investigate now the trunk that protects you against loss. Jstruct3 ACOACE S Tor sale at all leading department IcMlirr roods and trunk ttote. 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