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MONDAY MORNING. THE PHILADELPHIA TIMES. JANUARY 15, 1900. 9 Brilliant Att racoon DELAWARE WORSE THAN BAFFIN'S BAY SAYS SEA CAPTAIN these, o persons ordinarily difficult to please. The Van Sciver high grade Furniture, Carpets, Draperies and Bedding, with their truly unmatchable quality and low prices, are always brilliant attractions. That's a well-known fact year in and year out. To-day we want to impress the reality, upon the minds of those careful, thoughtful, fastidious buyers that this January clearing sale is now at its height, bristling with extraordinary money savings. Read the figures facts are behind them. Sheets, Pillow Cases This clearing sale Will doubtless interest many hotelkeepers as well as housekeepers. These are genuine reductions of sheets and pillow cases; goods made from the famous double width New ' klWM PfVlreakfast To the Editor of the Woman's Department of The Times: Will you kindly luform me what qualities in a man are most agreeable to a woman and oblige. Very truly yours, K I'LURIBUS I NUM. Narbcrtb, Pa. I beveled mirror, 36x20 inches; table has swell front with drawer ; shaped legs ; shelf beneath. Price $ 1 4. SO, from $i3.00 Solid quartered Oak ; 6 feet io inches high ; 37 inches wide ; French plate beveled mirror; deep box seat with hinged lid ; 4 heavy brass hooks with 4 prongs each ; hand carved ; umbrella rack at sides. Price $10.50, from $16.00. Massive quartered OaK ; hall rack and hall table combined; elaborately hand carved ; 0 feet 0 inches high and 50 inches wide ; French plate beveled mirror, 42xo0 inches; carved and twist posts at sides; table has top 54x2 inches ; long, carved front "drawer -r carved and twist legs; carved lower shelf ; claw feet. Price $75.00, from $110.00. I Y lO '.'ill . "XT otWSMwW xVsi 1 w PI.IIUBL'S l-NTM propounds a uucstion to which, I frankly admit, 1 am not prepared to reply. I know I what utilities 1 myself consider j most attractive In a man, but I should hesitate to offer my own personal j opinion as tho judgment of women gener nllv. A writer in The Criterion Is, however, more courageous, and perhaps the conclusions she advances ll take it. for granted she is a woman) will throw some light on the query of my Narberth correspondent. The man who charms all women musi have the suggestion of bodily strength she , declares. It. may be a strength which lias been impaired, but the signs of it must be there. The ,man whose face Is "peaked." whose eyes are not straightforward, whose hands are thin and dry and sallow never charms a woman. If a woman Were always to tell the honest truth (which I am now doing) she would say that the man she found fascinating was the one she never laughed at: who bad no point on which her sense of the ridiculous could rest. He is not necessarily serious himself, except in all things which concern her. She is delighted to langh wilh him. A woman notices, first, the way a man stands on his feet. The strength and power of his legs and feet may typify to her his position iu the world. The man who trots along may be of an angelic disposition; have the face of a Haphael and the intellect of a sage, but no womau ever worshipped blm. She wants him to step boldly. Women seldom find a smiling man fascinating. They are apt to distrust, or to find commonplace the man who is too readily good humored. They admire a more complex nature, one which ' can discriminate. The "ladies' man," tho creature who seeks women's society constantly, and Is altogether gallant, they treat with small respect. They are necessary to hlui, not he to them. It Is the mau who seems firm, decided and strong, and yet who can consider her. who wins a woman's heart and holds her allegiance. In a certain popular piny now on the boards the wife loves her husband devotedly, but cries at bim whenever she wants her 4 Philadelphia Grl's Success in Art .i,!-, fr.4-o Vanilla, VIOS? IS Not in many years to come will such an opportunity occur. These Cabinets represent our b,est qualities, but where there are only a few of a kind that we cannot duplicate the prices are sharply cut to make room : Quartered Oak ; glass ends ; glass door; carved top and bottom ; shaped French plate mirror at top ; 63 inches high, 30 inches wide ; top shelf with brass hooks for cups. Price, $16.50, from flo.00. Quartered Oak ; bent glass ends i glass door; French plate mirror at top; carved; 08 inches high, 36 inches wide. Price $10.00, from $14.00. Oak ; glass ends and bent glass door ; 08 inches high, 30 inches wide ; heavy twist columns ; carved top. Price $9.50, from $13.50. Genuine mahogany ; glass ends; glass doors with bent glass, forming swell front ; 08 inches high, 38 inches wide; carved feet and doors. Price $39.00, from i-50.00. Hall Racks Your special attention is called to these close-out prices of many handsome designs, and prices in the majority of cases are almost at cost to us. Consider carefully the brief description and prices : Solid quartered Oak ; 7 feet high. 4 feet wide; shaped French plate beveled mirror, 88x23 inches ; deep box seat with hinged lid and carved front ; high arms; umbrella rack at side; 4 massive brass hooks with 4 prongs each. Price $22.50, from f'io.OO. Solid quartered Oak; hall rack and hall table combined ; shaped French plate Take Right Haad door Inside of Railroad EXPRESS WAGON WAS HIS HEARSE Body of Prominent New Brunswick Man Dumped in Grave Without Ceremony. FRIENDS NOT NOTIFIED Special Telegram to The Times. New Brunswick, January 14. M. F. Webb, son of one of the most famous ministers who ever filled the pulpit of the First Baptist Church in this city, and once cashier of the First National Bank, president of the Board of Education aud one of the town's most prominent citizens, was buried In the Willow (.rove Cemetery on Friday afternoon from an express wagon. Mr. Webb died at Melbourne, Fla., where he had lived for many years after leaving New Brunswick. He died lu rather straitened circumstances, but asked that his body be sent to New Brunswick for luter-ment. His friends In Melbourne sent the body to this city, with the request thut It be burled without extra expense. Owing to a misunderstanding, his friends in this city, who would have seen to it that the body was accorded proper burial, were not notified. When it reached New Brunswick the body was loaded ou an express wagon and hustled to Willow Grave Cemetery. It wns dumped Into the grave by the driver und he and the sexton helped cover It up. Mr. Webb's friends lu this city say they would have raised money for a decent burial. J. From Over B.VanS civer the Delaware own way. She is w hat her husband calls I. by the management of the ew jersey m-"exigenu" In the first act he wants to go i ter-Wtate Fair Association at its latest ex-on a week's yachting with an old friend, hibltion, given In September last, the stock-She cries. Every woman In the audience I holders determined upon ft reorganization of sits in despair, because not a man there has I the Board of OfBcers and took occasion to Commander Bruce, of British Steamer Stag, Tells of His Battle With Ice. STEAM VERSUS THE FLOE Carried Down Stream by Field, but Finally Broke ThroughDanger Lurks in River. The boarding officers and employes of the customs service w hose duties called them to embark on the Delaware river yesterday say that the danger from Ice was greater than at any previous time this winter. Their opinion Is also voiced by the captains of the few vessels that managed to reach their piers after hours of battle with big ice floes. . - - Captain - Bruce, of the British steamer Stag, forty-five days from tjtrafuul, said yesterday: "I have read of the dangers experienced by explorers in Baffin's Bay and Davis' Straits, but they were nothing to what we went through I am thankful that we had an iron ship. "When off New Castle the ice came down so thick and fast that, before the direction of the vessel could be changed, fhe was hemmed In faBt and actually carried backward over her course. "It was the queerest situation ! have ever been In. and one not without danger. The f)1Jot jm'mP,f,trly ordered full steam ahead and after being carried about half a mile down stream we broke,through the big floe and resumed our voyage." Captain Forbes, of the steamer DunstntT-nnge, from Liverpool, also reported trouble from the presence of floating ice in the stream. The schooner Clifton, under command of Captain Wilcox, was forty-eight hours iu coming from the Breakwuter. Opposite the city the chnnnel is kept open by City Iceboat No. 2 and by the ferryboats, which make frequent trips to prevent a jam. There Js do navigation up the river. The Ice gorge, which lias reformed, extends from Tacony to Trenton, and stops every vessel from moving between those two points. Three Philadelphia tugs, the J. S. N. Holton. John B. Pattou and James Herron, arc still hard and fast Ht Bordcntown. City Iceboat No. 1 will make a last effort to cut them out to-day, and. falling, will try to pound her way to Philadelphia, thus making a channel through the gorge. GETTING INTER-STATE FAIR UPON ITS FEET General B. A. lonnclly C hosen President and a General Keoranl-zatlon Agreed I'pon. Special Telegram to The Times. Trenton. January 14. As a result of the miserable fiasco made Innueurato the change at the annual meet ing held yesterday. General Richard A. lonnelly was chosen president, to succeed Ex-Senator John Taylor, who, since the association's Inception, hold the presiding office. Several other changes were made, principally In the formation of Board of Directors, and It Is understood that Former Tax Collector Mahlon It. Margerum, of this city, will be named on 'Wednesday as tiic general secretary. Mr. Margerum will succeed John Guild Muirheid, whose trouble wilh the management brought about the fearful falling off In the attendance and receipts of the September show. Mr. Mulrheid's expenses were cut almost In twain aud be was otherwise handicapped by a friction among the control-Ing members of the Board of Directors. The attendance nt the last fair showed a falling off of 2.Stil as compared with the attendance of 1SH8. Upwards of $2,000 w as lost In actual cash, while in each of the eleven preceding years there was an average profit of more than $7,000. The treasurer of the association will also be chosen on Wednesduv. and It Is understood that Benjamin C. 'Kuser, brother of Colonel A. K. Kuser, will be elected to the position. STABBED WITH A FORK Ellzubetli Coachman Bndly AVoundod lu a Saloon Kow. Special Telegram to The Times. Kllznheth, Jaur.nry 14. Joseph Keogh, bkmI '20 years, a former ooueliumn for Dr. Ueorce H. Brldjiman, now Minister to Bolivia, wns onvugt-ly stabbed lnxt nlKht, it la alleged, by Peter Petersen. KeoKb, it U wild, beeame involved In a dispute with Petersen In Tlngley's saloon, ou Westtield avenue, when Petersen Bolzed a three-tlned lunch fork and drove it In Keoch's neek. The proriRs of the fork rut the enrotld artery and a severe hemorrhage set In. jveoeu was ihkcu i" uie Keogh was taken to the ueuemi uospitat. i ...-.i..o. l f..nA W UIOUU IMriSMIllUK , .!,,. SOLD HIS EMPLOYER'S TEAM XliompHon Had a Good Time With the Money and finally Landed In Jail. Special Telegram to The Time's. New Brunswick, January 14. William Thompson was sent out by his employer yesterday with a horse and cart to do some work on the city streets. Thompson sold the outfit, worth about JINK), to John Feller, a peddler, for tl2. Keller couldn't resist the bargain, but he refused to buy unless Thompson would go before a Justice of the Peace and make affidavit that he owned the rig. Thompson agreed and took the necessury affidavit before Justice Charles Sedam. I'uulel McCrellls. who owned the horse and cart, preferred a charge of larceny against Thompson. Thompson took his arrest philosophically aud said that he didn't care for himself, ns he bad had a good time, but he was sorry for Feller, who didn't stand auy chance of getting his money hack. Church to Become Ijindlord. Special Telegram to The Times. New Brunswick, January 14. The First Methodist Church will erect a row of mod. ern dwelling houses nn a number of building lots which the church has owned for twenty yesrs past, and which have never been anything but nn expense for taxes. The church oltlclals believe that modern houses. at low rents, wouiu ne a prontanie invest ment, and will make the experiment. Dr. Lyon s PERFECT Tooth Powder AN ELEGANT TCILET LUXURY. Used by people of refinement for over a quurter of a century' FRY'S HOME BRAND JAVA COFFEE Bciootlflcally roasted. 1 lb. cartons, sse. York Mills cotton : Sheets 99x74 inches. Value 65 cents, present price 47 cents; 99x81 inches. Value 70 cents, present price SO cents; 99x90 inches. Value 75 cents, present price 55 cents. Pillow Cases 4-5x:t8'4 inches. Value 18 cents, present price 12'A cents. 50x:iHi inches, value 3) cents, present price 14 cents. . 54x38 inches, value 22 cents, present price 15 cents., Clearing Sale of Rtigs It is a Van Sciver principle to keep stocks clear of odd pieces. Goods are often reduced while yet very popular, solely with this point in view. This week you will find many handsome- Rus here at little prices. Those contemplating furnishing Summer homes will find this an unmatchable opportunity: Japanese Rugs 15x12 feet $17.25, from $24. nn. 14x10 feet $12.30, from 17.50. 12x9 feet $9.90, from $12.50. 9x10 ft. i in. $8.90, from 11.75. 9x9 ft. $7.00, from $9.00. 7 ft. (i in.xlO ft. ( in. $7.00, from $9.50. 0x9 feet $5.00, from $li.75. oil in.xlH in. 25 cents, from 50 cents. laidg at cur Warerooas in CAMDEN, N.J. FURS PRICES CUT IN HALF FINE LINE OF SAMPLES M?Tr,'. r,Te'r COLLAR ETTES WERE $50 to SI2 K3W $25 to $6 Fur Altered mikI Uepikfrrd. C. J. BOOSS, 1230 ARCH ST. SALUDO COFFEE 10th and Market ACKERS 'S&Vfees MOBBED THE SOUBRETTES Police Callod Out to Irot(Ht M'omen i'rom Men Angered by Lack of Spice In Show. Si(H-i;iI Telrgram to THE Times. Ni'w lirunswit k, January 14. A thealiiml trmipf ailverti.sctl as sein-a tioiuil uinl consisting of a number (if women, who have hwii playing for tho past wrek in Turn Hall, this city, was mobbed last night afLer tho performance because, owing to police warning, the programme failed to redeem the promises of tlie lithographs and the advertisements. A crowd of evera! hundred men and boyn surrounded the stag.-door of the theatre, on lennis street, and, as the soubrettes emerged, raptured them. The women were made the centre of a veritable foot-ball scrimmage. The police reserves were called out to escort the women to their hotel. Many of them were hurt and bruised und all of them had their clothing torn. The manager of the company threatened to make complaint, but was unable to secure the names of any of thotse Who tigured in the incident. Sewell HaptlstH Free From Dobt. Special Telegram to The Times. Sewell, N. J., January 14. The Ilnptists of tills vicinity will remember to-day with a great deal of pleasure as the services lu their little edifice were lu coninu'iuorallon of the paying off of a thutisaud dollar mortgage and Interest. Koine time before Christinas the congregation deckled to make a great effort to pay off the Indebtedness and start the new year without a penny owing. They were rewarded with a great measure of success and on the Sabbath prcn-diug t'iirlsimas If was announced that every cent had been collecled. The congregation celebrated the event to-day. ltev. Dr. Stiftler, of t'ro'ier Seminary, preached this morning. The Saldtalh school held spiH-lal services tills afternoon- and this evening was given over to a prayer and praise service. Several prouiiuciit clergymen assisted throughout tho day. I'ennsy Improving; a l'ureliasie. Special Tflesram to The Times. ltrldgcport, Jauuary 14. The Pennsylvania Iiailroud since lis purchase of the Delaware Klver Kaltroud.have had a force of meu at work along the road and the change lu the appearance of the Hue is remarkable. As stwn as the weather opens the stations at the four Important points Pauishoro, Hridif'-port, Pedricktown and Pennsgrove will be either enlarged or new ones erected entirely, new bridges built across Mantua. Itneeoou and oldmsn's creeks, and the entire roadHed overhauled. With a gsd road ami bridges tlie twenty miles can lie covered In about half the time at present used and during the summer excursions from Wilmington and oilier point lu Delaware will be run to the seashore In much less time than wheu required to go around by Philadelphia. Frying Tomatoes I T-t.-K I W 1 UC UCM IUI UIC J.UI yUSC VC M1UW of as satisfactory as fresh tomatoes. Hand-packed with skins on, by Mrs. I.tppincott, an expert in the art. Cut in halves, the most convenient size for frying. In 8 lb. cans, guaranteed by the packers. m I3c. can, $1.50 doz. Cf though price was heretofore ISc. can, S.Ou dot. E.Bmflford CIMe Co -LIMITED- -Ches1huT6t&STs Co, rltt Florence Este has a marked and interesting personalty, without false originality, without anything artificial or forced. The clear green of her 'Twilight' (the picture 'The Evening Hour,' now at the Academy) has a mysterious depth, a wierd magic, a charm iu the rolling waves which surge upon tho sand in circling harmony under the yellow spot of the crescent moon; the violet evening tints iu their calm lines gain against the green a new lutensity, and their reflections throw into the pale clearness of the green a mysterious profundity, Relationship with several modern artists can easily be discerned in Miss Este, especially with the land-scapist Charles Ouilion. But a veritable personality must be recognized iu her work. Her cathedral portal is luminous in the setting sun; her blue stretches of viscous mud through which winds the green stream, leave a melancholy charm. The composition Is decorative and the intention of the group of pines in the foreground is readily Understood, but a complete monotony would perhaps have iutensiiled the Impression. These canvases are by a thorough artist: it Js through harmony of color that Miss Este obtains this intensity of poetry that permeates her work and makes it individual." flounces of exquisite antique lace and trails of orange blossoms. The bodice had transparent yoke and sleeves of Brussels lace, the former edged around with flowers, and with the gown was worn a very beautiful Brussels lace veil, the one her mother was married In. Her bouquet was of lilies of the valley and white roses. The Countess of Kmc, mother of the bride, was handsomely dressed In brown miroir faced cloth, with a velvet overskirt. .Miss Maud Powell, the American violinist. Is playing wilh greut success in England. Miss Marie Corelli has been elecfed president of the Walsall Literary Institute. Among the former presidents are Sir John Lubbock, Sir Uobcrt Hall aud other well-known literary aud scientific men. Of New York heiresses Miss Hlsle Clews, perhups, has the lov.t to dread from tickle fortune. She holds the degree of doctor of philosophy. Miss Helen Gould might practice law and Mrs. Kussell Sage might be a professor In some school. Miss Anna Klumpke, of San Francisco, who received the major part of the fortune of the late Rosa Bonheiir, haa announced that she will create an annual prize of $3(K) i in honor or her benefactress. Her plan, as outlined, is to have the priie awarded annually by a Salon Jury and to have the award made for the best painting by man or woman, French or foreign. Mrs. Joseph Chamberlain, who wns Miss Kmllcott, daughter of Judge Endlcott, ex-Secreiary of War. Is one of the American women who, nlthough of strong Individuality, have thoroughly Identified themselves with England and their husbands' Interests. The Chamberlains have a lovely home In the midlands, nt Highbury, near Birmingham, where their hospitality Is noted. Much has been said lately about the culin ary talents of Madame Loubet, the wife of the President of the French republic, but her chiss playing and fine needlework have hardly been mentioned. She lg a born milliner and makes the daintiest of garments for her friend' babies, all lace Insertion, embroidery and frills, and elegant theatre bodices aud tcagowus into the bargain. Madame Loubet possesses a large number of girl friends, and never tires of advising them to become thoroughly dometlcatad, lustead of cultivating "merely showy, but poor talents." Mrs. Kruger, despite the prosperity Indeed, enormous wealth of her husband and herself, has never had a aingle white servant Inside her doors. Every morning she receives her visitors nt the hour of S o'clock fhis, according to her Ideas, being au advanced hour -of the day. She gives niui-h time to the preserving of her garden fruit, which she dries Iu a cortin that hangs from the kitchen rafters la very old Hoer custom, the spare cotUn being ever iu readiness should any member of the family chance to die). She deeply resents new-fangled Ideas and Innovations, and, it Is said, quickly put her foot down when her husband, on his return from England, proudly showed his acquisition of one or two civilized habits from those verdomde English. Mr. Kruger, unlike General Joubert, hag but scant faith In hanks or Investments and keeps the bulk of his fortune iu some mysterious corner, hut "Tante" Anna is fhe donor of many fat rolls of bank notes to her pet nephews. JEAMMETTE HOPtJ Amonp tho women who aro represented in tho sixty-ninth minimi exhibition whieli opens nt the Academy of tlie Fine Arts today 1h Miss Florence Este, a l'hiladelphiiin and a formertuilent of the Academy of the Fine Arts, now resident in Paris, where she is pursuing her profession with uoteworthy success. Miss Kste contributes two landscapes to the exhibition "Brittany Sands" and "The Evening Hour." Both of these pictures take their place among the landscapes of a mure advanced order of merit in the exhibition. They iire distinguished by Individuality of conception, picturesqueness iii composition und a feeling for refined and harmonious color. Miss Kste has been a regular contributor to the Champ de Mars Salon, and Arsene Alexandre, in speaking of her in Figaro, says, "Miss Florence Este, as womau and as true artist, notes impressions of nature excellent in sentiment. Hers is a name to remember, it seems to me." M. Schaunard says in La Cloche, "In the Exhibition of AVomeu Painters there is an artist of real value, whose canvases are s'lfcly enveloped and who knows- how to paint landscape in one or two tones in a masterly way, with understanding of its poetry and its sentimental signlticance. Miss The Paradz of Fashion A gown just completed In Paris for tho Queen of Holland was in the style she favors most, a white satlu miroKo, draped with rich lace and trimmed wilh ruchlngs of pink roses. A strikingly pretty Empire coat has Just been finished for the Dui-bess d'Oiieuus. It is made of light beige cloth, cut out In a floral design over a transparency of white satin. White mousseline de soie thickly plaited round the collar of ermine and down I he fronts completes the costly garment. At the reception at the Palais de I'Elysce, Paris, given by the President of the Republic and Mine. Loubet. in honor of the members of tiie Consoil Supericur and Commissions Superleurcs tie Classeineut.de la Guerre et de la Marine, Mine. Loubet wns gowned In mauve satin mirolte en Prlncesse, veiled with a tuniijuc of while point de Veuise. A very beautiful evening cloak made for tho Duchess of Marlborough by one of the great Paris houses Is of bright turquoise blue velvet, lined with ermine and clasped about the waist by a dull old silver girdle. The Duchess of Sutherland lias also Just had ! scut home to her from Paris a long cloth i carriage coat of chestnut brown cloth lined j with tables. An elegant skirt executed not long ago ! for Mrs. John Jacob Astor, was of panne ; velvet, sky-blue. It was made with a plain ! skirt, with the convenient plait at the middle 1 of the back. The tunic, or overskirt, was short in the back and very long In front. It was bordered with a six-inch band of the most beautiful ermine. The Jacket bad a collar of ermine and there were cuflfs of the snme fur. Mrs. Clime Wilson has bad made for herself a white velvet afternoon gown for the house. It is of the finest quality of pure white silk velvet and trains along at the back. It Is cut In princess shape, having quantities of embroidered while chiffon iu fluffy masses down the front. The sleeves were of elbow length and tight, with long flounces of the white chiffon hanging down over the arms to the finger tips. The lining is of white silk and the high coilar is shirred with white chiffon. Pearls arc worn with the . gowu. I In England, social life Is suffering from the gloom which the war has cast over the Kingdom. Miss Itothschlld, who was to have come out In London In a magnificent way, ' made her debut iu a plain little dress of ( crepe de chine. It was of turquoise blue with ft decorous little ruffle of white chiffon at the neck. The sleeves were knuckle long and pointed at the thumbs, and Inside the wrists there showed tiny ruches of chiffon. She wore no Jewels, for she has brothers-in-law and cousins iu the Hoer war and the Itothschllds ar patriotic, She wote not even pearls, so that the time-honored custom of presenting each girl of the family with a pearl upon each of her birthdays, In order that she may have a string to wear at her coming out, was violated. If you want your wardrobe to be strictly up-to-date, It must Include a white house gown. These white robes are of silk and satin and soft rich wool. Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbllt, Jr., has a very beautiful white wool house gowu. It Is ft long trailing robe of soft white camel's hair, tight fitting at the back, with a princess effect, while the fronts hang loose from the shoulders and are open, to show s tight-fitting body and petticoat covered with flounces of soft lace. The robe Is trimmed down the front and around the train with bands of white fo fur. The sleeves arc In shawl fashion and open from the arm's eye, showing a fitted under sleeve of lace without a lining, the arm gleaming through. Around the edges of the flowing shawl sleeves arc bands of the white fur and the high collar Is covered with lace. The wedding gown of I.ady Evelyn Crlrh- I ton, one of Kuglriiid'a beauties recently married, was of white satin veiled with chiffon. The long train was artistically trimmed with Frry, foot of Market Street, Philadelphia. Baat TRENTON FACING FEVER EPIDEMIC A Dozen Cases of Typhoid Reported From One Section of the City Alone. TWO DEATHS IN 24 HOURS Special Telegram to The Times. Trenton, N. J., January 11. Trenton is threatened with a sorlmis epidemic of typhoid fever, more than a dozen cases having been reported from a single section of the city within the past two weeks. One or two deaths have resulted from the disease, and many of the other sufferers are not expected to recover. Walter Feist tiled on Friday morning, and Wllllnm Jeflclnskl succumbed within twenty-four hours afterwurds. and both are to be secretly Interred to-morrow- morning. The first case reported to the Board of Health caused no particular alarm, but now that the number of sufferers is increasing so rap-Idly Dr. A. S. Fell, the Chief Health Inspector, is busily engaged In an attempt to discover the cause of the remarkable contagion. Miss Lucy Mcf.lnde to Mnrry. Specltl Telegram to Thk Times. Atlantic tiiv. January 14. The niarriageof Mksl.uev MWilade. the attractive daughter of Charles Mctilade, proprietor of the Hotel Central, of fills city, to Richard Broadfelt, a young business man of New York city, is announced to take place on Wednesday, January lil. In St. Nicholas' ltouuiu Catholic Church, this city. BATTLE ON A TROLLEY CAR Colored Men Budly Whipped In an Attack on White Near Brldnoton. Special Telegram to THE TIMES. Itrldgeton, January 14. Charles Cavanaugh and V. W. Tassncy. Insurance uu-u, were attacked by four colored men last night on a Itrldgeton and Mlllville trolley car. The men thoroughly thrashed the quartette and threw them off the car. Conductor Connor was seriously kicked In the stomach. On the return trip the car was stoned and several passengers Injured, line man was badly cut ou the leg. Bits From New jerssy Several cases of pink eye have developed In Cedarvllle. Hlackwood people are trying to Induce a telephone company to string wires to that town. Cards are out announcing the wedding of Samuel H. Locke, of National Park, and Miss l.lllle Holton, a scsiety belle of Ped-rtcktown. There will he a public meeting held In Psulshoro ou Tuesday evening at which the advisability of granting a tianchlse for a lighting plant will be discussed. Jonathan HurlT. of Sewell, Is recovering from the effects of o ncutlb- with a new cow he was trying to stable. He was kicked In the face and had several teeth knocked out and his chin budly torn. The election of Cnptnln D. T. Mathers, of Company 1, Third Heglnient, of Woi-il-burv, to major makes a vacancy In the captaincy of this company anil Klrt Lieutenant Walter Shivers wtil prohahly le elected. Major Mathers tlrst entered the military rnnks ns private In Company K, Sixth Heglnient, on March 4, 1hc. I SUDDENLY PARALYZED BY A SNEEZE sense enouRlt to know what that woman Is crying about. It isn't because- he wants to leave her, although she says it is. It Is slut-ply bemuse he made his pluil without consulting her. Had she done the same be would have been furious. The fascinating inun would have said, quite frankly: "Oun-nlng wanes me to yacht for a week. Would you mind If I went?" And she would have thought of the thousand things she wanted to do, and would have packed bis Inips guyly and bidden him godspeed. But he who charms knows the feminine nature. A man a woman loves can have anything she can give him that he will ask for! It's the not asking that inukes all the row. If a womau knows absolutely that she ran do as she pleases, It is her feminine nature to abnegate herself. She gives the road to everybody, secure and happy In the knowledge that she can have It when she wants It. And that fact the charming man knows. Your really fascinating man has nothing to fear from acquaintance. His charm is strengthened by propinquity. Why name his qualities? But one lovers him; he makes life interesting. And he Is the only man who ever knows the full charm of any woman's personality. Framing the Bride's Picture. It Is not unusual for the. bride who Is go. line away for an extended trip, or who expects to make her home In a distant city, to give photograph to the most intimate of her friends before leaving them. One such bride, according to the New York Evening Sun, determined to frame the pictures thus given, aud to do so In an nppropriute manner. They were to be mounted under glass In the manner familiar to all, and known as passe partout, but Instead of the usual mat of linen or cardboard she used a material which wns especially appropriate and one which made the frame in well as .j... i... . . . inn oieuiie wnnuv 01 neiuK nreserveu ,. ,1... -..,11.. -n.. " . ine winte satin n-incu naa own used fur her wedrilnx dress, and across one corner was a bit of the lace with which the dress was trimmed. To a sister she cave a picture also mounied In the white satin, but wilh design of orange blossoms embroidered upon It. while the mount for the one given her maid of honor wns of the white satin embroidered with a graceful spray of Krlde roses. Friends less near received pictures mounted with the (roods whic h had none to make up the different gowns of her trous. scan. The mount made from the material of her "troliiK anny cow-n" had foriiet-me-nots embroidered in small scattered spravs, wlille some of the silks and figured imodB were made up plain, being sullicn-ntly decorative In themselves. In each case the mounted picture w-as bound to the glass wilh a narrow strip of -oft leather In n shade to correspond with the color of the mount. T'pon the hack of each was plainly written the name and date of the wedding. Women In Othor LbikIh. In Japan a little girl of 0 years old wears bcr hair tied up In a red scarf bound round the back of her head. The brow Is left bare, except for a couple of locks, one on ench side. 'When she has arrived at mar. rlageahle age tho fact Is signified by her combing ber hair forward aud doing it up in the shape of a fan or butterfly, aud adorning It with silver cord and various colors. A widow who desires to marry again signifies her wishes by putting a tortoise shell eomb horizontally at the back of her head and twisting her hnlr round It. An Inconsolable widow curls ber hair short and wear no adornment of any sort. Miss Relda. an American girl, made her scennd debut In "Lakhme" In l'nrls recently. The Opera Comique was crowded and there were a good many Americans among the audience. Miss Kelds acted and sung won-dcrfully well, considering the euormous difficulties she hud to get over In singing and acting in a btrauge language and before u-h a critical audience. Mrs. I.nngtry's luck is proverbial. Rlie is playing to big business in 'The Iegene-j rates. ' An amusing inrtcieur occurred one evening. The man In charge of the box office happened to be chatting to a friend wheu In the dusk he espied a womun's figure come through the front entrnnne and make Its way towards the box office door. 'You must not go in there, madam," he snld politely but tlrnily barring the wny, "what can I do for vouV" A small voice exclnluied humbly: "Oh, do please let me go In for one minute. I want to see if I can get a couple of stnlls. I am Mrs. Laugtry, you know." It Is a fact that during the enrly days of enormous successes many actor malingers are unable to secure scats for their own use. Special Telegram to The Times. . New Brunswick, January 14. While sneezing violently jn Saturday night, Detective William A. Housell was suddenly paralyzed. He rolled to the floor anil bud to be carried to bed. His physician says that the strain of sneezing sprained a nerve In the hack of his neck, and the sympathetic paralysis followed. He Is gradually regaining the use of his Ilnihn and will recover. WANT COUNTY SEAT MOVED Committee of Atlantic City Freeholders Arrange for Public Meetings. Special Telegram to Thb Times. Atlantic City, January 14. The committee appointed by tlie Hoard of Chosen Freeholders to secure legislation this winter for tlie removal of the county scut from May's Landing has mapped out a scries of public meetings, at which business meu and taxpayers will be heard, In order to obtain the sentiment of the people of the county upon the contemplated removal and as to what place the new county seut shall be located. The first meeting will be held at Atlantic City next Saturday. Then follow meetings at May's Landing, Kgg Harbor City, liammontuu, I'leasantvllle and other places. . William I. Newell, a former State Senator of Pennsylvania, who Is now a resident of rieasautvllle, has published a police In the county paper to the effect that he will apply to the New Jersey Legislature for the passage of nn act for the removal of the county seat from May's Landing to I'leaaaut-vllle, or to the laud the county ow ns lu Kgg Harbor township. Atlantic C ity Doctors Elect OfUcers. Bperlil Telegram to The Times. Atlantic City, January 14. The annual meeting of the Atlantic City Academy of Medicine wns held last evening, and elected the following officers for the ensuing year: President, Dr. W. Itlalr Stewart; vice president, nr. W. E. Parnell; secretary, Dr. Theodore 8eiiseman; treasurer. Jr. Walton Reynolds; governors. Dr. E. '. Chew and Dr. J. A. Joy. Arier tne nusiness meeting j lr. sicwan piner, nnini iut- inriinrriB , a fine banquet at the City Hospital, which was a very enjoyable and largely-attended (flair.