THE NEW- YORK TIMES.- SUNDAY. .T A NTT A ttT 9 mjO. 2 TIMES' S SPECIAL CABLE DISPATCHES as BERLIN AMERICANS JOIN IN HULLABALOO Women Kitted Indiscriminately . and Men's Hats Smashed in New Year's Celebration. AMBASSADOR HILL RECEIVES Daughter, Soon to .b Presented at A- Court, Assists In Absence of Mrs. Hill In Part. tpacMl Cable te Tw New YoftK Tim B. BERLIN. Jon. 1. Hundreds of Amerlcsns were among- the thrones which converted Berlin Into a bedlam In honor of tho bow year at tho fashionable hotels and restaurants. " Sylvester Abend." as tho last night of tho old year la known In tho Father-land, is without doubt tho laat word la what Americans tor!? describe aa "a rough house," Psxls's Montmartre and Now Tork'a ' Croat White Way rolled Into ono at their moot convivial height cannot hold a candle to tho wild rgv or tho noisy revelry In which Oer-mana In general and Berliner In par ticular Indulge from tho midnight of Dec. 31 until paat daylight on Jan. 1. Lest nlght'a frollo was no exception. except tnat, perhaps, owing to tho ant verse prosperity now prevailing In Germany, mora champagne corks than usual popped, and spirits were corre apondlngly mora animated. Tho unwritten law of Sylvester Abend Is that "Everything goes. Ladles who venture to Join the howling mobs which parade tho streets and shout ."Prosit" and "Neujahr" on tho stroke of twelve may bo kissed Indiscriminately, and gentlemen who dare to appear in silk hata may expect to have them Joyfully and promptly smashed. . Tho police make a pretense of keep ing order, and annually arrest couple of hundred merrymakers, but they have secret Instructions to does their eyes to conduct which, at any . other time, would bo branded as " drunk and disorderly." Many restaurants no longer keep open on New Year's Eva. They found that tho damage done to their furniture, porcelain, and glassware waa far in excess of tho profit derived from serving food and drink. ' The chief feature of New Tear's Day In Berlin was tho usual reception at the Castle.' where the Kaiser and Xalaerln received tho congratulations of the Diplomatic Corps and civil, military, and naval dlgnltartea Ambassador HIU repaired to tho Bchlossvat noon and offered the felici tations of himself and the American people to the august heads of the Ger man Imperial family. Later In the day. in accordance with a time-honored eus torn, the Kaiser and Crown Prince left their cards at the embassy for Dr. and Mra HIU. Americans in Berlin, both resident and transient, wished one another Happy New Tear under the hospitable auspices of Ambassador Hill at the embassy In Bismarck Stress this aft ernoon. where Dr. Hill and hla daughter. Miss Katharine Hill, were at home from S until r o'clock. airs. Hill is etin In Parts selecting " the trousseau for her daughter's debut at tho Kaiser' Court later in tho present month. To-day was Miss Hllfe first appearance aa hostess, and. despite her youth and girlish Inexperience, oe rose to tne occasion In every re-opect She Is a tall, slender brunette with dark eyes, a delightful com plexlon and a cordial, winning manner. Miss Hill's debut at Court will be reprciauy interesting from the fact tnat it win take place on the same occasion as the coming out of the Kaiser and Kalserln's only daughter, the lithe blonde Pricess Victoria Lulse of Prussia. The Princess and the American girl are nearly the same age. and the circumstance that both will enter tho charmed circle of tho glitter Ing Court society at the same moment makes people think that a cordial inenoanip between them may result Secretary R. s. Reynolds Hltt of the em Daisy win leave here for hla new poet aa Mlnlater to Panama, about Jan. 18 or 2a Mrnd Mra Hltt will, meantime, be objecta of almost constant farewell entertaining by their friends in the American and diplomatic sets. One of their earliest fixtures is umner at the home of Lieut. rm mander Belknap, the Naval Attache. smsaA Um a - i i . owkoip, rext wednday evenlnr. . . t c z: . PWOna secretary Grew of the em- ZT 7 mna wr- 0rw nd Capt. Dan Trier Moore, U. 8. A., and Mra Moore ar. spending a fortnight enjoying the Winter sports In the upper Bavarian Alps near Munich. SUFFRAGETTE USES ACID. Tries to Destroy John Burns'a Campaign Literature and' Burns Clerk. Lovnnv t. .' w. - um"n oelleved to be a Suffregette attempted to eeetrev 1 ..WU4uBners or John Burns at ! itir WUh "M tM' clerk ctuld Prrnt h.r dcVit l,U,d w eJJreln tnyelopW.'"" " ol "-ting BIQ FLOOD IN RUM ELI A. Many e.sr,0. Rtport( 0rownd Crops and Stock Destroys. y heavy nd uveetock will be The loww VL tl.rng w. reeculsg waiar. Its have w.i.r auic 7mu,iAT; -v. . , -. : ); : - ? ' ff n 1 mtvn .4 5- LONDON PANTOMIMES DULL Conan Doyle'a Prizefight Play. Theat rical Event of the Christmas Season. Special Cable t Th Nsw Tons: Times. . LONDON. Jan. 1. The New Tork correspondent of a London paper. In a dispatch dealing with recent produc tions of the American at am alrl- What we really lack on this side of the Atlantic Is the good, old-fashioned pantomime, such as you present in j London. In all this spacious country J with Ofl (VY1 nr . v ! v. ywto (Aldiv 1 UO& a single good pantomime, and Americans, probably more than any nth.r , - - people, simply yearn for pantomime, not only at Christmas but all ths year around." Tho correspondent concludes by suggesting that It Is possible that "the millionaires' theatre,' which has an eye for new ventures, will try the experiment next year." With Just the passing remark that this Is probably as accurate as most of the stuff which passes master here for "American news" In several English papers, it may be said that the worst enemy of ,The New Theatre's Directorate could hardly wish It to fall Into the depths of inanity reached by the modern English pantomime. " The good, old-fashioned " Christmas pantomime la a tradition of the past, and Its present-day successor Is something an American audience could not be got to sit through. The Drury Lane pantomime, "Aladdin," produced this week, was hailed by the newspapers as surpassing all Its predecessors, arid In the splendor of scenic effects achieved by the manager. Arthur Col Una. he undoubtedly surpassed himself. But In other respects the performance waa woefully dull and the general public Is not Indorsing the verdict of the newspspera The two principal boys' parts In the pantomime are played by Americans Marie George and Truly Sbattuck. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's prizefighting play. " The House of Temperley." was the chief theatrical event of the week apart from the characteristically Christmassy productlona It la a good, stirring drama with a strong sentimental Interest In addition to the admirable presentation of the bucks and the priseflghters of Regency daya There Is a bout with gloves apd an exciting encounter with bare knuckle, much on the line of the famous fight described In the author's novel " Rodney Stone.". The piece Is drawing big crowds nightly to the Adelphl Theatre. BACON SETTLED IN PARIS. New American Ambassador Glsd to be lpsta!!er) In New Pott (pedal Cable to Tn Naw Tons; Ttmes-PARIS, Jan. 1. Robert Bacon, since hla arrival In Paris, has already shown great activity In looking Into the affairs of his new office of Ambassdor of the United Statea His credentials were presented to President Fallieres Frldav it the Elysee. Vany of the leadln American residents of Parts have called on Mr. Bacon Informally, but he held no reception at New Tear-a. following the precedent of his predecessors, as on that day the whole Diplomatic Corpa according to established custom, cav their respects to the head of the French Republic Mr. Bacon and his family on their ar. rival went at once to their new residence. 5 Rue Francois ler. formertv th home of Ambassador White, and were glad to escape the necessity of a temporary sojourn In a hotel, which in or dinary circumstances would have hn i new lot. it will take the family soro little time to get settled, and ttntil then they do not expect to enter actively on any social programme. Mr. Bacon declare that he has recov-ered entirely from the accident which dtayed his departure from America. He seems heartily glad to be finally installed In hla new xwt. - Menelik's Designated y ; J t . .. ' IT AKD COPTIG THELA.TE HISS MEADE TO WED COUNT PAOLO LABIA San Francisco Girl Will Enter One of the Oldest Families of Venice. MET IN CITY OF LAGOONS Few American Brides Have GoneThere Houao of Labia la aa Old as City of Venice Itaelf. epecial cable to Th New Toaa Times. VENICE. Jan. 1. This city of lagoons is perhaps the place having an ancient aristocracy which In Italy has given the least hospitality to American bridea No one attempts to account for this, aa no more romantic surroundings could be desired than the canals on a moonlight night and the dramatis personae are not wanting, as American girls come In large numbers and there are plenty of handsome men here. However, the fact stands that Venice has known few Italo-American marriages. This circumstance has given unusual Interest to the announced engagement of Count Paolo Labia of Venice and Miss Alice Meade of San Francisco. The romance began here two years ago, and certainly anything more lovely than Miss Meade seated In a gondola on a golden afternoon In the Autumn It would bo difficult to imagine, whITe, on the other hand. Count Paolo is a type which appeals to womentall, dark, and with soft eyes which seem to hold all tne fire of the Venetians of old. The romance culminated in Paris, and the marriage will wn iaa piece, out wnere it is impossible to say. It is almost Impossible for an American to comply with the marriage laws of Italy. The bride must produce a baptismal certificate and other family cvurua, wmcn are xortncoming as a matter of course to an -Italian aa they are registered In public offices, but which are often non-existant for many Americans, especially in the West. Will the couple have to cross half the world and go to California to tie the knot? The House of Labia la almost as old as Venice Itself. While making their family history Its members ha-e. at the same time, helped to make that of the republic, producing Magistrates, Senators, and high officials of the State: while to the Church they have given Bishops and Archbishops. If not Cardinals. There waa a well-known poet of the name in the eighteenth century. ancestral palace stands on the Grand Canal, and although not one of the largest is certainly one of the most beautiful in Venice. One can think with delight of what It will become when the American alrl ata hmr .A j rooting out all the treasures now I Pned Into odd corners and forgotten for centuries. ANNUAL SALE - G. G. Gunther's Sons FURS AT A MATERIAL REDUCTION Long and medium Coats, Muffs and Neck Pieces In all the desirable lnrs. Men's For Coats for Evening and Street wear. Automobile Coats. Caps and Gloves. ' Robes and Animal Rags. S91 Successor and Figures in Recent Uprising. sua-" V CHILI' CTHOSCttER8 TfRE MENELIK NAMES NEW HEIR. His 8on-ln-Law, Rat Michael, Will Suc-I eeed to the Abyssinian (Throne, py the recent battle fought H Tigr. a northern kingdom of Abyssinia, between the local rebels snd the Imperial troops of Meaellk. the Italian colony of Eritrea has been rendered Immune from invasions of the Tigrenese. the spiritual power of the Coptic Pope.Abuma Peter, has been acknowledged t Tlgr. and the Imperial line of succession has been changed from Menelik s grsndson to his son-in-law, Ras Michael. iFor several years the Italians of Eritrea have suffered from invasions from Tlgr without being able to revenge them- cives in xorce for fear of arousing the -uxpicions or Menellk and reviving the tension that prevailed prior to the defeat of the Italian arms at Adowa In 1S06. by wmcn aienaiiit's supreme power over all Abyssinia was acknowledged by Europe. On the other hand. Tigr has, long been a thorn in the Imperial side for the pre- tenaer to met throne. Delaco Gucsa, nepnew of Kins; John. Menellk's Imme diate predecesor. has persistently declined to acknowledge fhe suthority of Menellk as Negus Negusl. or King of Kings, over the Abyssinian Empire. Moreover, Tigre wouia not recognize the spiritual author. Hy of Abuma Peter. Matters came te a crisis during the re cent Illness of the Negus, when his grandson. LU Tasu. the offspring of his daugh ter. 8hoa Rogga. and Ras Michael, was formally recognised as the heir presumptive to the Imperial throne. There Is no law of succession in Abyssinia, the most powerful Ras becoming Negus Negusl by right of arms. It was with this contingency in view that Menellk first announced- as his successor his cousin. Ras Makonnen. But this Ras dying, the Negus decided to adopt the European rule of l?y.1 "coesalon Thereupon, the neohew of the late Kins; John openly revolted and 'nduced all the chiefs of Tier, with the exception of Degiaco Oarassellassl, to Join him. Last Autumn Menellk ordered his son-in-law. Ras Michael, to collect some levies from the Wollogalla tribe of Adls AheAa and from Menellk's old kingdom of Shoe and proceed northward. The armies met 9"ur on P"1- 0: 1.300 men were killed and wounded on both sides: Deglacc Qucsa was badly defeated and ultimately made to acknowledge Menelek's complete Mverele-nty over jTs-re. while his victor. Ras Michael, for his bravery In the field, was acknowleda-ed aa th Airmft - aa fMaean of the present Nerus Nee-ust in place of the letter's grandson, LiJ Yasu, who, with out ooudi, win again income the heir this time apparent to the Imperial throne of Abyssinia on the death of Menelek. Incidentally. Declare Oaraasllaal in. his loyalty to Menellk has been msde the neaa oi one oi tne Ministerial deDart- ments of Shoa. Filth Avenne at 36th Street. New York. - 1 l.y. ' ERE WON'T TRY TO START SDFFRAGE WAR HERE Miss Alice Paul, Released from English Prison, Will Sail for Home This Week THINKS WOMEN WILL WIN AmericanGIrl Who Served Three Prison Terms for the Cause Holds Faith In the Militant Campaign. Special Cable to Thb New York Times-LONDON, Jan. 1. Miss Alice Paul of Philadelphia, the suffragette who on Dec 9 was released from Holloway Jail after serving one month's Imprisonment for her share in the suffragette demonstration at the Lord Mayor's banquet at the Guildhall, will sail for America some day next week. Since her release from prison, where she was forcibly fed. Miss Paul has much improved In health, but to-day for the first time the doctor allowed her to go out. She Is a delicate-looking girl about 25 years of age, and evidently full of enthusiasm for the cause for which she has been arrested many, times and suffered three terms of Imprisonment. Before talking of herself Miss Paul told' me with pride about her friend. Miss Lucy Burns, another American suffragette, who likewise knows what the Inside of an English prison is like. It seems that Miss Burns, who is the daughter of a New Tork banker living In Brooklyn, Is a graduate of Vassar, and some time ago went to the University of Bonn, in Germany, to continue her atudlea Making frequent visits to London, she. like Miss Paul, became Interested In the militant suffragette movement and. stayed on here, offering her services to Mrs. Pankhurst. She , Mir - FSPClAIriED ! : : v! , :v x v . : k,VV . i,-':. ' -' .- ' I -;-'':V.-,- : '. . v. , . ..... i , I ADANDY OF THE WAlXOGcALLA. JTKXBE is now in charge of the movement in Edinburgh. Miss Paul does not Intend to return to England, as she la anxious to continue her studies In America, where she already holds a Master of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania She would have liked to remain here until the elections were over, but her family are anxious for her Immediate return. She Is confident that a successful result of the militant movement may be looked lor. When asked whether she Intended to Introduce militant tactics In America on her return. Miss Paul said that she did .not know the position of the suffragettes there now, but she understood it to be In the "ridicule " stage. Anyhow, for the present, she did not Intend taking an active part in the suffragette movement, but would devote her time to a resumption, of her university atudlea. BEGINNING An Extraordinary Sale of Boys' Suits, Overcoats & Reefer. formerly $5.UU & $6.00. Formerly $7.50 & $8.50. Formerly $9.75 & $10.75. We could not go Kigrier with the high'chartcter of -; the fatrics, which are all wool, the Uiloring, and the style, and we dare not go lower with ur price ' reductions, since they are extreme $ ; The sal k; sai? involves CVCTT o " WM , H1UIC stocks at both shops Overcoats, ; Reefers, Buttoned- to-the-neck Coats. Sailor Suits, Russian Suits, doubled ' T breasted suits, Norfolk suits ; sizes 2 to 17 years.' ; " I What else could we do to justify- the term An Extraordinary Sale-? , V 11 ADDniON 1 $5.00 Suits for Boys at $3.00 !' Two bandred double breasted Sa3or and RoUa models, ' i ! , - Togetber with m winder of odd garment, Jn Novelty Suit. - t and Fur trimmed coats; SW2 to ! 7 year. ,t no.Kalf . former prices. : : -iv.J . '; ' 'h ' : , .M' 84J Broadway, at XSthSt. J 26S Brdwaraeaf Chal:: KILLED BY POISON SENT TO HIS HO! Paris Opera Tenor, Becoming Takes, Wafers f r6m Gift Cher of Medicine and Dies. SHOP GIRL IS ARRES Had Written Anonymous Letts Her Former Friend and Sent H; Mussels Sprinkled with Arsenic Special Cable to Tan Kaw York. Tlx PARIS, Jan. 1. France has had I many puzxllng murders In the 1 three months, and ithose of the r recent occurrence are deeply, aglta the public. - I . . . The last 1 sensational one. wf promises to be thefmost famous, the slaying by poison of Oodard young- Belgian tenor attached to Opera. His death took place In Oct ber. but that It waa due to a crlmlr. cause became known only this week. The case closely f resembles, la. ge: eral outlines, the famous one la Kt Tork la which Roland B. Mollnsu w: tried for hla life several years ago. The poison was not Intended for I victim.. It was sent anonymously small medicine fehest to a ParisJ family, which, after the close of r teason, was still lingering at Its -CI Tier home In Vealnet. Godard, was their guest, was attacked bit indisposition, and some wafers from medicine chest supposed , to contl antipyrene were given to hlra'. He d A after one hour's horrible suffering. Tl body was sent to Belgium and burlel however, without the suspicion of fo play having been; excited.' . J Two years before this tragedy Godard's host, a M. Doudleuz. ha i received in the same mysterious way box of bonbons which were afterward found to contain arsenic. Eight daj ? later an anonymous letter reproach: him with having married, tnfornu him that a blonde girl in the Lou Department Store loved htm. and gested that he get a divorce and marl her. A month ago, some time aft tne death of Godard, M, Doudleuz r celved a box of mussels, also from i anonymous source. A chemist w was consulted discovered that they hi been sprinkled With arsenic- Early this week M. Doudieux met 1 the Bola de Bologna a blonde yoW woman whom ha had formerly kni at the Louvre. To his errrprlee. x betrayed apprehension, tried to' avoi him and. when he addressed" he: brusquely denied hla acquaintance. Te the next day a letter came to him fror. her begging hit pardon and offerlal him a rendezvous. i The handwriting of tM ' leti recalledhat of the anonymous one j two years ago, and also the tope. acrlptlona of the anonymous pakage Thus tardily was suspicion awakened Marie Bourette, the blonde Tmc woman formerly of the Louvre, wT , thereupon arrested and charged WK the murder of Oodard. At, her hon were found . several unsigned letta. and arsenic in a considerable quantltj s: ON MONDAY V , $5.00 $7io nrfflMII in aitr m.m. i. .."S. .
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