Clipped From The New York Times
Cor- uin. ana Memtt. CHINATOWN'S NEW YEAR. The Occasion . Celebrated with " Two Largo Banquets of Chinese ; "':-.'v-r "':-.'v-r "':-.'v-r "':-.'v-r "':-.'v-r r- r- lands. ,". Chinatown celet rated its New Year last night with two d nnera.. one given, by the. Chinese Merchai t Association ' and the other by . the Or ental Club. Both , were well attended. an a number of prominent guests were entertained at each board. The Chinese Merchant Association. 'banquet, 'banquet, which was riven at 14 Mott Street, numbered among Its guests Police Commissioner Commissioner Partrid re, .Deputy - Commissioners Commissioners Kbntein and rhurston. Judge' Warren W. Foster of G eneral Sessions, Justice Julius Mayer of Special Sessions, United States District Ai torney D. A. Lloyd, and Assistant District Attorneys Train, O'Connor, O'Connor, Townsend, a rid Tborne. There were also prominent 1 1 the various tables a large number of police Captains and Detective Detective SergeaHts. and other minor public officials. - Mayor Low, who had accepted an invitation to t is dinner, did not arrive. The presiding gen us of the Teast was Tom Lee, the Mayor f Chinatown, who last night celebrated ils twenty-fifth twenty-fifth twenty-fifth year aa a Chinese mercha nt In this city. The dinner was opened by a fusilade of firecrackers, whlc i lasted for an hour, during during which time tl e guests wriggled about in their chairs. - n all more .than luu.ouo firecrackers were set off. - This explosive appetiser was foil wed by bird's nest soup and other viand; of similar mysterious composition. Core nerV Physician Dr. Williams, Williams, who was ne of the distinguished fruests of the fei st. reassured the unin-tiated unin-tiated unin-tiated diners, wh n in doubt, by pronouncing pronouncing Judgment on rich successive dish. Klce wine was. i he only beverage served with the dinner, nd a unique feature of the entertainment consisted In th carrying carrying out of an am tent custom which compels compels the President and Secretary of the association association to make l round of tbe guests and drink a glass of : ice wine with each one. Though rice wine is as strong as brandy, these two "hosts, notwithstanding that they clinked glasses wt :h more than 200 guests, returned to their, i eats unassisted. When the dinner broke up Commissioner Partridge and hii party were conducted through Chlnatow i. making a tour of the shops, the Opera I: ouse, and the Joss house. The Oriental C ub dinner, which took place at 24 Pell St ect. was a much similar entertainment Tl Is dinner started a little later than the mei chants' dinner, however, and many of the guests of the earlier feast went there.- there.- Among those present at the Oriental Club wei e William H. . Baldwin. Jr.. Foster Backui . former District Attorney Attorney of Kings Coun ty, and a number of men prominent in the missionary world. At the merchants' dii tier all the guests were men, while at the tub dinner a large number number of women attended. The Oriental Clu officers announced after after tbe dinner that the following consists of the most elaborate Chinese menu ever prepared prepared and served t other than Orientals in this city: . I , , - t Imported Fruits snd Nuts.-' Nuts.-' Nuts.-' Pineapple, Ly-Chee.i Ly-Chee.i Ly-Chee.i Oolden Lime. Carambola Pomegranate, I Almond. Fried Shark's Fla. Bird's Nest Souo. Broiled Squab, Broiled Chicken. Bundled Duck, winen v.uo vnicaen, atuanroom f-SaE f-SaE f-SaE noup. Mushroom Chicken, llushroom Chov gov. Lotus Seed Soup, Fsiicy Pastry. Mum Ke Tea, nowir-ear nowir-ear nowir-ear win.